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Bigfoot researcher claims creature may pose a risk to human life

By T.K. Randall
December 17, 2022 · Comment icon 404 comments
Statue of Bigfoot in Oregon.
Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Oregon Department of Transportation
A self-proclaimed Bigfoot expert maintains that there is the potential for Bigfoot to kill or abduct people.
Does an unidentified species of intelligent, bipedal hominid roam the forests of North America ? Thomas Markum certainly seems to think so.

Speaking to The Star recently, the cryptozoologist and documentary producer noted that while the legendary creature is only said to attack when provoked, there are historical accounts of alleged abductions which suggest that it may actively seek out possible victims.

"Without a doubt a Bigfoot could easily kill a man if it wanted to. The size and strength would be unmatched by a human," he said.

"But this would be a very rare event, in my opinion. While the potential is there that Bigfoot could do human harm, it doesn't seem to be happening."
"There are a few historical reports of attacks but most are only after someone shot at a Bigfoot."

On the topic of abductions, Markum referred to the case of Albert Ostman, a prospector who was allegedly abducted by one of the creatures and held captive for six days.

"As Ostman lay asleep one evening, a Sasquatch purportedly picked him up and carried him off while he was in his sleeping bag. He found himself in the presence of several Sasquatch," he said.

"He eventually made his escape by getting the Sasquatch to try some of his snuff."

As always, however, conclusive evidence of this event - or of the creature itself - remains elusive.

Source: Mirror | Comments (404)

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Comment icon #395 Posted by Swede 1 year ago
Chuckle (!). Neither myself, my long-term colleagues (a number of whom have passed away due to age) or our predecessors have credibly documented "giants". How terribly odd and disturbing to some... .
Comment icon #396 Posted by Harte 1 year ago
Comment icon #397 Posted by Swede 1 year ago
You are clutching at straws. .
Comment icon #398 Posted by Swede 1 year ago
This is another of your distortions. Loud visited the site in 1912, approximately one year after the purported discovery. During his time at the site he recovered and/or observed quite a number of artifacts. Have you not yet troubled yourself to thoroughly read the Loud and Harrington report? As a further note, the continued investigations by Loud and Harrington began in 1924. Math not your forte'? Edit: Phrasing.
Comment icon #399 Posted by Abramelin 1 year ago
I do: Meganthropus. I'm drunk too.
Comment icon #400 Posted by the13bats 1 year ago
I opened a door and you walked thru and stepped right in it, you see in the reply i made "BS" didnt stand for "bull sxxx" it stood for "bat sxxx". It worked out great and i figured you would fall for it, ty for not letting me down, better luck next time...
Comment icon #401 Posted by the13bats 1 year ago
It was rather weak even for him. But i did get a laugh.
Comment icon #402 Posted by the13bats 1 year ago
Um, I was making sarcastic fun of this ridiculous statement you made...   ^^^ you made the statement a wheel wouldnt have interactions with its terrain so lets see you try to back pedal and turn around that epic blunder.
Comment icon #403 Posted by the13bats 1 year ago
Nope, hes an expert on posting BS.
Comment icon #404 Posted by the13bats 1 year ago
Post pictures more than the one hoax pic of the alleged giants if you do not i will take that as you have none, zip, zero, zlitch.

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