Looking at Our World With New Eyes: The Bigfoot Debate - Ape or Hominid? Language or Mutterings?
Be Skeptical, Be Open Minded!
There is much in our world that God has chosen for us not to know.
And there are no doubt many things about creation we do not need to know.
Mainly due to our sin and stubborn narrow mindedness there are mysteries that if we saw them we would never understand them.
Yet God made our souls to seek the unknown and by that skill we have improved the world just as we have spoiled it.
We as human beings have lately only thought of ourselves as the top of the chain of intelligence when in actual fact the Angelic entities and Demonic entities are far superior in many ways. We just don't see them so they are out of mind.
There are also many millions of undiscovered creatures in our world and around it and many pass into extinction and we never know of their existence.
Could there then be a human like creature like the "Bigfoot" that has lived unacknowledged but not unknown
People in traditional science fields for many reasons seem to be close minded to thinking outside of the box.
And some are adamant that certain realities cannot exist, without investigation, merely by opinion. Even informed opinions can be mistaken.
Bigfoot Real or Imagined
This brings us to the oft maligned "Bigfoot" to use an American label.
Like Aliens , UFO's etc. Bigfoot has also been relegated to a place in our popular culture that not only denies its existence but parodies and maligns the possibility.
Again like the subject of UFO's Bigfoot is now getting closer attention because there are many examples of direct and indirect proof and evidence.
Despite the declarations of scientists, who by the way offer opinions and no actual research in the field or otherwise regarding the existence of a hominid that has worldwide distribution and a history that goes back thousands of years.
The Creatures Have a Long History & Are Worldwide
"The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide" by Loren Coleman (1999) did an excellent job of listing all the different names and descriptions of these creatures around the world.
Native American Names For Bigfoot
• Chiha-Tanka (Sioux) – name meaning “Big Elder Brother” • Kecleh-Kudleh (Cherokee) – name meaning “Hairy Savage” • Atahsaia (Zuni) – name meaning “The Cannibal Demon” • Yé’iitsoh (Navajo) – name meaning “Big God” • Iktomi (Plains) – name meaning “The Trickster” • Choanito (Wenatchee) – name meaning “Night People” • Esti Capcaki (Seminole) – name meaning “Tall Man” • Ge no sqwa (Seneca) – name meaning “Stone Giants” • Hecaitomixw (Quinault) – name meaning “Dangerous Being” • Neginla eh (Yukon) – name meaning “Wood Man” • Oh Mah (Hoopa) – name meaning “Boss of the Woods” • Sasahevas (Salish) – name meaning “Wild Man of the Woods” • Toylona (Taos) – name meaning “Big Person” • Yayaya-ash (Klamath) – name meaning “The Frightener” • Mesingw (Lenni Lenape) – name meaning “The Mask Being” • Na’in (Gwich’in) – name meaning “Brushman” • Skookum (Chinook) – name meaning “Evil God of the Woods” • Ste ye mah (Yakama) – name meaning “Spirit Hidden by Woods” • Yi’ dyi’tay (Tillamook) – name meaning “Wild Man” • Kushtaka (Tlingit) – name meaning “Otter Man” • Miitiipi (Kawaiisu) – name meaning “Bad Luck or Disaster” • Madukarahat (Karok) – name meaning “Giant” • Ot ne yar heh (Iroquois) – name meaning “Stonish Giant” • See’atco (Coast Salish) – name meaning “One Who Runs and Hides” • Tsiatko (Nisqually) – name meaning “Wild Indians” • Tso apittse (Shoshone) – name meaning “Cannibal Giant” • Wetiko (Cree) – name meaning N/A • Sc’wen’ey’ti (Spokane) – name meaning “Tall Burnt Hair”
Around the world & mostly in the United States Bigfoot also has been called these names:
The lists above are from the article: Bigfoot Names
"The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide" by Loren Coleman (link to on-line version)
Many scientists and others have pointed to the possibility that many if not most Bigfoot sightings are animals mistaken for something else. Although all of us know by way of common sense that this is indeed happening.
The problem is that many if not all of those saying this have little if any real experience or research into this creature.
It is all opinion just as in the following article.
Scientists say Bigfoot has a Simple Explanation
"The legend of Bigfoot has existed for generations. All around the world, tales of a hairy, humanoid creature lurking in the woods have sprouted, some even offering video evidence. However, scientists believe Bigfoot’s existence could have a very simple explanation. According to researchers, we can probably attribute these mysterious sightings to rare occasions of bears walking on their hind legs.
American black bears usually tend to walk on all four legs. However, they will stand on their hind legs to get a clearer view of the area, catch a whiff of something interesting, and even reach foods higher up than they are. Now, a data analyst believes they may be able to prove that most Bigfoot sightings are really just sightings of black bears walking on their hind legs.." from the article: Scientists say Bigfoot has a simple explanation
If scientists or others believe that "Bigfoot" is a case of mistaken identity or something else then do the hard work, do the field study and prove it!
What's the Best Evidence Bigfoot Exists?
Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum, Idaho State University Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum is a professor of Anatomy and Anthropology. His lab in Pocatello, Idaho, houses over 300 footprint casts from a mysterious North American primate. He is the author of “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science,” which explores the scientific evidence for Bigfoot.
“Historical evidence for the existence of Bigfoot takes the form of Native American accounts of a ‘wildman of the woods.’ Depictions are remarkably similar across tribes considering the differing regional circumstances and interpretations. As European settlers pressed westward into the wilderness, they too reported encounters with wildmen, buggars, giant hairy apes, mountain devils, etc. Frontiersmen’s accounts were usually spun as sensational newspaper stories that were given little credence.
“From my perspective as a student of human bipedalism—our adaptations for walking on two feet—the best contemporary evidence are the footprints that corroborate these stories of wildmen. Something is leaving over-sized human-like footpr