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Wendigo: Stranger than Bigfoot

August 17, 2013 | Comment icon 3 comments

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[!gad]Here in northwest Minnesota we have the unique distinction of playing host to a kind of monster seen in few other areas of the United States – the bizarre and frightening Wendigo – said to have a voracious appetite for human flesh. The Wendigo would appear to be part Bigfoot, part bizarre alien creature, with perhaps a bit of prehistoric, shamanic demi-god mixed in.

What's uncanny about this elemental entity is that it has a peculiar habit of sometimes wearing white lacy robes. (you'd never see Sasquatch caught dead in lace!). The Wendigo also has been reported to have “a star” emblazoned, or perhaps even carved into its forehead.

Those who encountered the Wendigo might subsequently suffer a death in the family – if they are lucky enough to survive with their own skin intact.

This creature seems as much a portent of doom as a direct assailant of those who cross its path in the northern woods.

Sightings of the Wendigo were common here in Roseau County, Minn., from the late 1800s through the 1920s, particularly near the hamlet of Ross near the Canadian border. Today, Ross is little more than a country church and a few loosely gathered farm homes. Much of the pristine forest-prairie transition zone that has long since given over to farmland -- perhaps no longer the ideal environment for quasi-mythical beasts.

But wait a minute – can the Wendigo be written off as mythical? When you read the accounts of Windego encounter carefully, a peculiar aspect of the phenomenon begs for a closer look. It's the persistent report than when the creatures was viewed from the side it appears flat as if it were a projection on a screen.

Why is this significant? Because it opens the door to the possibility that the Wendigo is something that is real, and not an ancient Native American superstition. Read on.


To understand how this can be so, one needs to consider the proposition that our universe is a holographic projection displayed on a flat “screen” or plane of reality.

It's not a new or radical idea. The flat universe scenario is still very much in play among today's cosmologists. It was suggested early on by Russian mathematician Alexander Friedmann in 1922 when he came out with what are appropriately called the Friedmann Equations.

Friedmann derived his work from Albert Einstein's field equations on gravitation. The conclusion that the Friedmann Equations inevitable lead to is that the universe is flat – that everything we see and observe around us is projected onto a screen, much like we see movie or TV images on a flat surface.

The flat universe scenario supported by the Friedmann Equations also gives credence to the more recently developed “Holographic Principle” which also suggests that our universe is flat – and that all of us human beings – and therefore possible non-human entities – are projections from “another source.”

The Holographic Principle suggests:

“ … the entire universe can be seen as a two-dimensional information structure "painted" on the cosmological horizon, such that the three dimensions we observe are only an effective description at macroscopic scales and at low energies.” Source: Physical Review Letters

The Flat Universe scenario is also revealed by the work of Dutch mathematician Willem de Sitter. The so-called “De Sitter Universe” comes at the issue from a different angle. This model denies the existence of matter in the universe, but relies on the Cosmological Constant to structure reality.

Willem De Sitter also derived his equations from Einstein's field gravity work – but he reached the same conclusion: The universe we live in is a flat projection on a screen.

Finally, both Friedmann and de Sitter have found support in actual observational data taken by space probes, most notably the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe launched by NASA in 2001. Read more: NASA PROBE

The Wilkinson Probe made a complete survey of the cosmic microwave background radiation left over by the Big Bang. To make a long story short, when measuring the angle that microwave radiation takes as it travels from the remnants of the Big Bang to earth, and measuring the curvatures of those microwaves, it can be determined if the universe is flat, round or curved.

These measurements show that the universe is flat.

To understand this better, it might be helpful for you to view this quick video: Flat Earth Data


Could it be more than a coincidence that scientific evidence shows that our universe is flat, and that early Minnesota settlers just happened to report a paranormal creature that appeared to be flat when looked at from the side?

Those with intuitive minds can't help but sense a connection. At the same time, many problems present themselves. For example, if the Wendigo is a flat-screen projection – and we also are a projection onto that same plane of flat reality– how is it, then, that we can step outside our dimensional framework for see another object as it really is – that is, as flat?

Another big question: If we and the Wendigo are the projections – who or what is the projector?

Third: Why would the Wendigo be hostile to human beings? And what about its peculiar qualities? It wears robes of lace? It bears a star on its forehead? What kind of monster is that!

How much of this can be chalked up to confabulation, exaggeration or colorful folklore? Or perhaps the true source of Wendigo lore comes by way of ancient shamanic tradition?

Ken Korczak is the author of Minnesota Paranormala:

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Comment icon #1 Posted by bassai26 9 years ago
just like the other kinds, if it has no direct evidence to that creature as well as the others then it would be considered myth or hoax.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Overdueleaf 9 years ago
sorry... but the wendigo is nothing nore than a morality tale of the Algonquian tribes, that spoke of the evils that came with canabalism, greed, and guttony.
Comment icon #3 Posted by brlesq1 9 years ago
White lacy robes, huh? Sure, I'm willing to suspend belief for that one...

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