Saturday, May 31, 2014

This list by Discovery is just a remix/rehash of the most popular skeptics' questions concerning the very existence of Bigfoot and honestly, we're more than tired of hearing it. There are no skeletons, no fossils, no bodies live or dead, etc etc. The biggest problem with this list and others like it is that the skeptics fail to take into consideration the evidence that we dohave. What about Bigfoot vocalizations recorded in several different locations by different people at different times, from the mid-1970s through the present? How about the best of the best examples of Bigfoot footprints, like this collection found in 2013 and considered by BIgfoot researcher, Cliff Barackman to be the "most significant footprint found in the last 40 years"? And how about that much-maligned Sasquatch Genome Projectheaded by Dr. Melba Ketchum? The results were muddled and inconclusive but still intriguing and also opened the door for further DNA studies by other projects. There's also the work of David Paulides to consider even though he never claims outright the mysterious disappearance of thousands of people in our National Parks are related to Sasquatch. After reading his research, it's impossible not to come to that conclusion, however. Bigfoot research is still very much an open book in which the final chapter has not yet been written.

Linda Godfrey conducts interviews and an investigation of the latest sightings of Bigfoot in Wisconsin, spotted by two eyewitnesses. Her investigation is no-nonsense and there's no yelling or banging on trees, just old-fashioned interviewing. It's refreshing and it doesn't even matter that there's no actual footage of Bigfoot. Meanwhile, Karl Shuker tells us about the small yet potent unfriendly little cryptid insect that's Just itching to meet you-the Muhnochwa or Indian scratch monster from India. Rumored to cause pretty severe wounds and itching on the skin of anyone who gets too close, the tiny creature Schizodactylus monstrosus was moved from the Maybe category to the Definitely Does Exist category when a live one was discovered in 2002. And no, it did not leave up to its painful MO, it simply caused a mid rash...Another cryptid that does real damage is the elusive chupacabras and Who Forted shows us the aftermath of what happens when a Hero dog saves family from chupacabras in North Carolina. The strange creature howled at night, nabbed some sheep and left a few cows with bloodied ears. Chupacabra-like, sure, but it's also the behavior of coyotes, the population of which has exploded in the southern US in recent years. No matter what the dog's owner thinks, the photos tell the true story-it's yet another unfortunate coyote with mange.

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Have you heard the newest theory on the Dyatlov Incident yet? You probably will hear a lot about it after this Discover documentary airs on June 1st. What happened to the nine college students who were found dead in very bizarre circumstances after a camping trip gone horribly wrong in the Ural mountains in 1959, is one of the creepiest true unsolved mysteries in the world. There have been many theories tossed about from the plausible (the campers froze to death and suffered from delirium before dying half clothed) to the downright bizarre ( freak winds from the mountaintops swept through the valley and drove them insane.) to the not surprising yet still weird (they were abducted by UFOs and then crudely dumped back on earth, dead). However, this new theory points to the Yeti as a murder suspect, a theory that fits pretty well in absence of any other more rational explanations. Even Jeff Meldrum, the interviewee here, agrees that it's at least plausible that the Yeti is responsible. Meanwhile, Micah Hanks explores the possibility of another explanation for at least some reports of Bigfoot in some areas, and says that “Wild Men” May Be Lurking in North America’s Remote Woodlands. He points to some "Bigfoot" sightings that are described more as an encounter with a feral human rather than an ape-like creature, and even in a handful of reports investigated by David Paulides some witnesses say they spotted or were even chased by wild men, sometimes wearing fur clothing. Is it possible that Bigfoot shares his territory with people who live completely off the grid of human society?

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