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Do you believe in Bigfoot ?

Posted on Saturday, 24 March, 2012 | Comment icon 124 comments | News tip by: DieChecker


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Opinion poll results suggest that 30 percent of Americans believe that Bigfoot is 'probably' real.

Sightings of the elusive hominid continue to be reported across the United States with the highest concentration of encounters taking place in the western coastal states. The poll results also suggest that men are more likely to believe than women and that Democrats are more likely to believe than Republicans.

"The big hairy monster we call Bigfoot has both eluded and fascinated many, with blurry photos and even blurrier video being some of the best evidence the creature exists."

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Comment icon #115 Posted by Sakari on 5 May, 2012, 17:36
You know when the Bigfoot discussions have gone as far as they possibly could when it turns into a debate on what race has seen them..... Hey, Orange, besides hiking, and camping, they know how to swim and play hockey also.......
Comment icon #116 Posted by orangepeaceful79 on 5 May, 2012, 18:23
You know when the Bigfoot discussions have gone as far as they possibly could when it turns into a debate on what race has seen them..... Hey, Orange, besides hiking, and camping, they know how to swim and play hockey also....... Yes I'm aware of that. thanks. I wasn't debating whether other races, hike, camp, etc. Of course they do - I was merely responding to a question with my own limited personal knowledge.
Comment icon #117 Posted by Night Walker on 5 May, 2012, 21:05
I get your angle on whether certain myths may have cultural alignments I suppose. I jsut don't see how you are going to find out what percentage of BF sightings were made by which ethnic group. By examining the ethnic makeup of people actively involved in the search for Bigfoot (ie the 'footer subculture): You know when the Bigfoot discussions have gone as far as they possibly could when it turns into a debate on what race has seen them..... Why? Is it taboo to ask why African-Americans are almost completely absent (1 in 200 or 0.5% from my example) from the 'footer subculture? I don't underst... [More]
Comment icon #118 Posted by orangepeaceful79 on 5 May, 2012, 22:56
By examining the ethnic makeup of people actively involved in the search for Bigfoot (ie the 'footer subculture): Why? Is it taboo to ask why African-Americans are almost completely absent (1 in 200 or 0.5% from my example) from the 'footer subculture? I don't understand this but like I said - "I'm an ignorant, untravelled Aussie so I would appreciate correction if needed - preferably before I join some African-American forums and ask the same thing". Please explain it to me - I want to understand... I don't think that its a taboo question. I think its a question that has no answer - at least ... [More]
Comment icon #119 Posted by Night Walker on 6 May, 2012, 7:19
But again I ask - why is it even an important question? unless you explained already and I missed it, I didn't see an answer to this when I asked earlier. I don't have an answer either other than Bigfoot-as-learned-cultural-experience. If Bigfoot was a legitimate undiscovered biological creature then you would expect sightings and interest from a representative cross-section of the broader population but that does not appear to be the case. I just like to raise the point. It's important to look at the Bigfoot phenomenon from different perspectives and this angle has rarely, if ever, been consi... [More]
Comment icon #120 Posted by Zarifa on 19 May, 2012, 15:40
Living in the Pacific Northwest, I can speak somewhat to the subject of African-Americans being in the minority of witnesses here. First, we have a relatively small populace of Afro-Americans in general, and mostly confined to urban areas. A few do arrive here, usually from other parts of the country, and seek to gain employment in the woods. However, I've worked on several projects for the Forest Service with inter-city Afro-American kids who have never before set foot in the forest, and so were inordinately afraid of lions and tigers and bears. They are not inclined to go out in the woods to... [More]
Comment icon #121 Posted by drpaxton on 27 May, 2012, 18:28
I saw the new episode tonight - According to Ancient Astronaut theorists - Bigfoot is an Alien - no kidding, that is what they said. That was the plot of several ^ Million Dollar Man episodes in the 1970s.
Comment icon #122 Posted by itsnotoutthere on 27 May, 2012, 18:35
http://www.livescien...nfographic.html Interesting that 30% of people (In the US?) belive BF is really out there. That is around 100 million people in the US. How can so many be wrong? Is it the bad education system? Are we (US citizens) just stupid? Or is there actually something going on here? It's probably the same reason that 100 million americans claim to have been abducted by aliens. i.e. boring lives & fifteen minutes of fame.
Comment icon #123 Posted by DieChecker on 27 May, 2012, 18:42
Why? Is it taboo to ask why African-Americans are almost completely absent (1 in 200 or 0.5% from my example) from the 'footer subculture? I don't understand this but like I said - "I'm an ignorant, untravelled Aussie so I would appreciate correction if needed - preferably before I join some African-American forums and ask the same thing". Please explain it to me - I want to understand... I tend to agree with Zarifa. From what I have experienced with black people, here in Oregon and in the US Army, they generally don't want wilderness recreation, so don't do as much hiking, camping or nature p... [More]
Comment icon #124 Posted by DieChecker on 27 May, 2012, 18:43
That was the plot of several ^ Million Dollar Man episodes in the 1970s. That was not an alien. It was a robot. I think its head gets knocked off if I remember right. Andre the giant was inside the suit, if I remember right.


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