Skeptics, to me, are afraid to think outside of the box. The problem with this is that it sometimes leads to half truths and partial understanding, which can cause people to ridicule or overreact. Here I will attempt to answer some of the questions skeptics have asked about the subject of Bigfoot.
Q. Where are the pictures?
A. When you are dealing with a creature that is highly intelligent, photos are hard to come by. Most people, as I stated in a previous article, do not have a camera with them during sightings. Sightings occur very briefly, and are usually in heavily wooded areas. Those who say that the encroachment of civilization would lead to more sightings, which there are, are forgetting that there are still plenty of areas for the bigfoot to hide. Thirty percent of our continent is still unexplored.
Q. Can’t footprints be faked, which would explain all the prints?
A. Yes they can be faked, but a number of the casts that have been studied have been found to be real. Plus, why would people create fake prints in obscure places, where no one would be likely to find them? It does not make sense. It’s true there are fake footprints out there, but those that were faked were placed in heavily trafficked areas.
Q. What evidence is there to support the existence of the bigfoot?
A. There have been hairs found that do not match any known animal, and fecal matter has been found that contains unknown bacteria. If the bacteria are unknown, then the animals that they came from must be unknown as well. There are sound recordings that cannot be explained after having been compared to all known animal sounds. There are also several good pictures and videos that have been captured over the years.
Q. Why have no bones or bodies been found?
A. Well, as we do, they may bury their dead. If this were the case, then there would not be any bones or bodies lying around for someone to happen upon. If they do bury their dead without marking the location, then random digs would be unlikely to result in any evidence. Also, their bodies may decompose faster than those of most animals, which would mean physical evidence would not be visible for long. This is common with bears, their bones decompose more rapidly than those of most animals, leaving no trace in a short amount of time.
Q. Are all the witnesses simple or crazy?
A. Witnesses are all over the board as far as education, career, and age is concerned. There is no common connection with witnesses. There have been doctors, lawyers, police, firemen, etc. who have claimed to have had sightings. The only things that are similar are the descriptions of the creatures and certain behaviors the creatures displayed.
Q. Why has one not been killed or captured?
A. Being that they are intelligent and muscular, I think it would be hard to kill one, or to have a cage, or any type of trap, that would be able to confine one. Also, if you were to shoot one, what if he/she were not alone? Then what would you do? I think you could be placed in quite a bit of danger. If you were to capture one, then what would you do? How would you transport it, where would you contain it, and whom would you inform?
There are, I know, more questions that are asked, but the fact is that there is a place for skeptics. They make us work harder and bring more to the surface. Without them, the drive for discovery would not be so strong. One day the skeptics will be faced with the reality of what is actually out there. Until then they just drive us forward with their ridicul