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Why are there so many versions of Bigfoot?

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#46    Hawkin

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:16 AM

In the 90's a type of antelope was discovered in southeast asia called the Saola aka Asian Unicorn.
It wasn't known to western society but the locals always knew of it's existence.
I suppose it's possible that an undiscovered ape is lurking through the forrest and mountains of it's habitat.
That's why I'm not so quick to debunk a Phenomena that has mass sightings.
Just keeping an open mind to the possibilities.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:34 AM

Just because an animal has more than one species, subspecies or variety alone says nothing about its existence. There are two gorillas; mountain and lowland, there are two orangs subspecies; Bornean and Sumatran, there are chimps and bonobos, and apparently a "giant" chimp (?). If bigfoot exists, and I have my doubts, then it could also have subspecies if separated by mountains, oceans, etc. But when I hear about a bigfoot like creature in Australia that really strains credulity. Aside from man and the dogs man brought with him (dingos) the only placental mammals that made it down under were bats, which can fly, and a few rats and mice which hitched a ride on flotsam. Only when Europeans arrived was there a flood of placental mammal species. Bigfoot did not canoe over to Australia.


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:03 AM

View PostSundew, on 03 July 2012 - 01:34 AM, said:

Just because an animal has more than one species, subspecies or variety alone says nothing about its existence. There are two gorillas; mountain and lowland, there are two orangs subspecies; Bornean and Sumatran, there are chimps and bonobos, and apparently a "giant" chimp (?). If bigfoot exists, and I have my doubts, then it could also have subspecies if separated by mountains, oceans, etc. But when I hear about a bigfoot like creature in Australia that really strains credulity. Aside from man and the dogs man brought with him (dingos) the only placental mammals that made it down under were bats, which can fly, and a few rats and mice which hitched a ride on flotsam. Only when Europeans arrived was there a flood of placental mammal species. Bigfoot did not canoe over to Australia.

But surely creatures existed there before the sand banks to the north were walkable. To me it sounds like your ignoring the fact that we have platypus', emus, cassowaries, kangaroos, wombats, wallaby's, quoka's and quolls, and others. Doesn't rule out the fact that a giant ape could have existed here before aborigine's arrived. All along the coasts (barring the north) is a chain of forrests, over west here we have the Darling Range, which when it reaches Pemberton, becomes a forrest of ridiculously huge trees and is very damp. Then over east you have the mangroves and rainforrests, which could have supported an ape in prehistory.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

View PostRyegrog, on 30 June 2012 - 02:16 AM, said:

In the 90's a type of antelope was discovered in southeast asia called the Saola aka Asian Unicorn.
It wasn't known to western society but the locals always knew of it's existence.

The Saola is similar to other wildlife in its habitat.  Its discovery was nice but not much of a surprise. Bigfoot on the other hand is unlike any species in any area. If it exists, no one could speculate from what species it evolved from or how it survives in its habitat.

It's interesting that we were eventually able to discover the Saola and take perfectly clear pictures of it yet the larger slower Bigfoot remains elusive.


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:12 PM

Seeing as no-one appears to have asked, I will.  Hope no-one's offended as it's genuinely not intended as a joke or racial slur of any kind.

Does the Chinese bigfoot have slanty eyes?


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:35 PM

View PostEldorado, on 03 July 2012 - 05:12 PM, said:

Seeing as no-one appears to have asked, I will.  Hope no-one's offended as it's genuinely not intended as a joke or racial slur of any kind.

Does the Chinese bigfoot have slanty eyes?
I don't think anyone has gotten close enough to document that yet, my good sir.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:40 PM

View PostSundew, on 03 July 2012 - 01:34 AM, said:

Bigfoot did not canoe over to Australia.
Wouldn't have had to....


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:42 PM

Am I the only person who has noticed that the descriptions of Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, etc. all seem to match the scientific description of the Gigantopithecus?  You know, 7 - 9 feet tall; covered with red, reddish-brown, brown or black hair; vaguely human features; etc.  Maybe these aren't racial memories, but descriptions of an animal that was thought to be extinct, but may not be.  I would also like to remind the naysayers that the mountain gorilla was thought to be a legend until one was captured in the early 20th Century.  I could name more, but I believe you may have an idea of what I am saying.


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:14 PM

View Postdrivernjax, on 06 July 2012 - 04:42 PM, said:

Am I the only person who has noticed that the descriptions of Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, etc. all seem to match the scientific description of the Gigantopithecus?  You know, 7 - 9 feet tall; covered with red, reddish-brown, brown or black hair; vaguely human features; etc.  Maybe these aren't racial memories, but descriptions of an animal that was thought to be extinct, but may not be.  I would also like to remind the naysayers that the mountain gorilla was thought to be a legend until one was captured in the early 20th Century.  I could name more, but I believe you may have an idea of what I am saying.

The mountain gorilla was not reported to exist in every country on the planet.   Yet it was found and documented a hundred years ago.   There are clear pictures of it.


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:13 PM

I'd put more money on the giant ground slouth. Sure, it's been extinct for a while but it could almost walk on two feet and did live in the warmer parts of North America so it makes more sense than a tropical ape. Just imagine stumbling across one of those things in the forest! Yikes!

Strange how we know more about extinct species than Bigfoot. We don't even have a fossil record that would suggest that something like it ever existed.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:41 PM

this is just proving it exsists more. i mean it is in all most every continent.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:15 PM

This is like asking why are their so many  versions of god

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:10 AM

View Postland cryptozoologist, on 10 July 2012 - 08:41 PM, said:

this is just proving it exsists more. i mean it is in all most every continent.
Talking and telling stories, no matter how repeated and retold, isnt proof.


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:50 AM

I want to met a female big foot.  :D  being my luck that'd be come the perfect woman  for me long hair big boobed big assed  nutting a little soap an water an summers eve couldnt handle :gun:


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:21 PM

And maybe some Nair?

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