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Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by coaldigger, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. coaldigger


    Jan 27, 2007
    Anyone here "Hunting" BigFoot ? Just thought I'de ask, just finish watching the new episode of "Finding BigFoot" on AP:D I just found this site & was doing some reading on it....
    Whats your thoughts on "BigFoot" ? As for myself, I find the whole "BigFoot" thing hard to believe, I've been in the woods ALOT ! & my brother & father have also & neither of us have ever had any type of experience to make us believe in Big Foot My father has spent alot of time in the woods not just in Ky but also in Va.
    This could be an interesting topic:D
  2. komondor

    komondor Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 2, 2001
    The realm of crytozoology is fascinating. Only this past year or two did we discover the bili ape. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bili_Ape

    The orangutan was only officially discovered in the 19th century, I believe.

    The single most fascinating aspect of bigfoot, or sasquatch, is the Patterson film, which I believe should rank up there with American made pop footage along side the Zapruder film. No one can disprove or debunk the Patterson film, and if it is a hoax, it is a brilliant one well ahead of its time. I mean, how did these guys have the money to afford a monkey suit that not even Hollywood studios at the time could have reproduced? How did they get the subject to amble about in a manner that suggests unknown biomechanics? How did the hoaxsters come up with the extra quirks to make the subject female (it had breasts)? Where is the monkey suit, why has it not ever come up?

    Without the existence of the Patterson film, I would say immediately it is all a hoax, or just simply wishful thinking for the existence of some cryptid creature. But that footage is simply fascinating and I think Hollywood needs to make an entire movie around it....not a documentary, but a narrative film that reproduces the footage and subject therein, and fleshes out the skeleton of possibilities behind the scenes of Patterson's life surrounding this event.
  3. Chris Pierce

    Chris Pierce Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    IF there is a big foot I want to know what it eats! The Pacific North West is actually a pretty food-scarce area most of the year. I've heard if referred to as a Food-Desert.
    On the other hand, there are big cats, bears, wolves and coyotes that live there. Along with the indigenous humans. So food shouldn't be a huge huge problem

    Has anybody figured out an alternate explanation for the 'Stick Structures'?
  4. dipbait


    Feb 9, 2008
    I saw some of that show. They thought big foot was close. If bigfoot is close , take a couple of hounds . A couple of plot hounds would have Sasquatch bayed in a minute.
  5. RWT


    Mar 15, 2011
    Agree, between hounds and the proliferation of IR game cameras, someone should have a pic of this thing by now. Even the biggest of bucks that go nocternal show up on the camera at least once. Also, not a single set of skeletal remains. The only thing that lives that long, bleeds for 10 days and doesn't die is my ex wife.
  6. August West

    August West

    Nov 1, 2009
    I believe it is as likely and possible for there to be a species of great apes living in North America as is the possibility of fairie folk and leprechauns living in Ireland. Chris
  7. Bob W

    Bob W

    Dec 31, 2000
  8. Tuxdad


    Feb 15, 2008
    Hounds may make things a bit problematic .. Not sure what would piss off a big foot, and not sure I'd like to find out..
  9. Bob W

    Bob W

    Dec 31, 2000
    That show's producers certainly know their target audience though, my five-year-old loves it. :D
  10. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Show him the Jack's Links "Messin' with Sasquatch" commercials on youtube!! :D
  11. coaldigger


    Jan 27, 2007
    Same here my 8yr old boys love it !
    This was my same thoughts.....to many game cameras out there for no one to get a decent pic. as for the skeletal remains, I have never seen the remains of alot of critters...bear, coon, bobcat...etc so I can see not having any skeletal remains.
    When you watch the film in slow motion, you can see the calf & thigh muscles flex while its walking & as "she" turns into the camera you can clearly see her breasts bounce as she walks.....you cant reproduce these things in a monkey costume.....especially in the time period the film was taken.
  12. Fonly


    Sep 24, 2006
    see, thats one of those things I dont like to hear, its like me saying "I've never seen a Lions skeleton, therefor it doesn't exist"

    At some point, something would have had to be found. just because it would be uncommon to find, doesn't mean it would never be found, at some point it would have to of been recovered...
  13. Bob W

    Bob W

    Dec 31, 2000
    If there were lions in Alberta, people would probably find skeletons and take pictures from time to time. ;)
    Like this one and thousands of others:

  14. heresthedeal


    Oct 3, 2010
    I've spent a lot of time in Pikeville, mostly in the woods. I saw a lot of things out there but no sign of big foot. i did see large cat tracks once, and possible bear tracks, and a bunch of elk tracks, and wild(feral) horses. nice country and a lot of it.

    I've talked to a lot of people that believe they exist(bigfoots), the problem i have with it is when they show the maps of the sightings the Midwest(Ohio,Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Illinois) it looks like a pic from space at night, all lit up. hell you'd think the things were all over the place. there is to many large highways and trucks and cars to have not had one hit on the road and killed. I bring this up when ever i talk to someone that believes they exist and they always say they are to smart to get hit by cars. way to many coal trucks running around in eastern Kentucky.

    I've lived around roads and cars my entire life and i cant tell you how many times i'v almost been hit by cars and i know what they are, a bigfoot can't drive a stick shift and never went to safty city in elementary school. there would be more than a few hit on the highways every year if they existed.

    my plan is to shoot one if i ever see one, don't care where its at. i see a bigfoot walking through the woods beside the road I'll identify it as a bigfoot and start shooting. the way i see it, you take a picture of a bigfoot you're just some weirdo that has a pic of bigfoot, you show up with a bigfoot corpse in the bed of your truck, you're the guy who killed a bigfoot.
    same plan for aliens, pretty sure I'm not gonna have to put that one into action either, but i do have a plan.
    I don't think there are any bigfoots(or is it bigfeet, not sure of the plural but you get the picture)
  15. coaldigger


    Jan 27, 2007
    Is that you & your "cat" in the pic ? Congrats !!!
  16. Bob W

    Bob W

    Dec 31, 2000
    Nope, a random picture off the internet. One of thousands, no doubt. :)
  17. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 6, 2005
    I have a good friend that swears that he had a bigfoot/yeti/Samsquanch encounter. He is a level-headed guy that has never made any other fantastical claims. He is a skeptic of anything supernatural and an extremely skilled hunter. I can't bring myself to believe that bigfoot is real..... but I do not believe for a moment that my friend is lying. Mistaken? Perhaps. I was called in by Parks Canada to track a big cat that wasn't supposed to exist in my area.... until it got hit by a car the next county over. Not that the probability is the same....

    Lets try and keep this in W&SS go easy fellas....
  18. petah


    Jul 22, 2008
    Come up to BC and I can point you in places to look... The terrain in the costal mountians in very unforgiving. In places it's extremely steep and densely forested with very uneven ground (cliffs, rocky out cropping, unpassable areas...) Trecking into the woods with no path isn't easy. Following animal paths that follow streems up ravines isn't easy. I have done much developing with my uncle here in central Vancouver island, Rivers inlet, gulf islands etc... In remote areas and I can see that there could be things up here left undiscovered. Those saying that you would be able to find bodies/remains etc here have to realise it's a rainforest. It's super damp and organic stuff gets devoured rather quickly by bugs and such. You drop your bright orange work vest... I lost one in the woods behind camp... No amount of looking found it. Lets not mention all the old loggers tales I have heard up here... I believe there could be something... Not to mention all the damn UFO sightings...
  19. Shamrockninja


    Jul 7, 2011
    I have spent a alot of time outdoors in my 43 years on this planet, many of them in the south georgia swampland and low country.
    I have seen ALOT of odd, strange, and unusual things in nature's wonderful playground.
    I have never seen a track, hair, or droppings from a "Bigfoot."
    I do not claim to have ever had an " encounter" with a Bigfoot.
    However I do have an interesting story to tell that is 100% true.

    I grew up in a small town called Ludowici GA.
    This town has one redlight. It's in Long country.
    Along the Long county/Wayne county line, runs the Altamaha river.
    Much of the land from HYWY301 to the coast is owned by ITT Rayonier Pulp wood company and they lease HUGE tracks to groups of local hunters called " Hunting Clubs" to camp and hunt when they weren't logging that area. My Father and many of my friend's Father's were members< so we would camp and fish all summer long while we were out of school.

    When I was about 16, 3 friends and I were camping for a weekend, and decided to take the jeep and ride arouns late one night.
    Yes we were drinking..and no I have NEVER been so drunk I hallucinated and most likely neither have you.

    We were teens, and had a .22 rifle and a mossberg 12 guage, and a paid of head lights, and were walking through a dried up pond looking for the shallow center pool of water to shoot a few bullfrogs with the .22 when we heard something large making "rooting"sounds in the tall grass.
    The noise came from an area about 10 yards ahead of us, and behind a large fallen cypress tree.
    We immediately thought it was a large hog.
    we walked a few yards closer, and got ready to shine the lights.
    My friend had the 12 guage ready, but when we shined the lights he dropped the gun and ran.
    Something bigger than any of us threw mud and grass 10 feet in the air, made a "GRRUUMPH!" sound and ran through the woods like a bulldozier.
    I still swear I saw raised arms or legs or something coverd in hair a split second before all of us vacated the area.

    We drove out of the woods, left gun, ncamping gear, everything and went straight home.
    Our dad's laughed at us, scolded us for drinking, and went back with us the next day to get the guns.

    We found disturbed soil, hole in the ground fron digging.. and strampled grass, but no distinguishable tracks, or anything out of the ordinary.

    Im not saying I saw a "bigfoot'..but Im just sayin....

    food for thought.

    now where's that beerrrrrrrrrrrrr?

    Today, in my mind, it was a probably large hog....probably...
    However, the images in my memory make me wonder.....

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