Believe it or Not: Bigfoot How Bigfoot came about is a mystery. We know that there have been many sightings of Bigfoot, stories told of him all over the world, close encounters with the creature, and footprints found. We do not have, however, actual proof that Bigfoot is real. No one has ever captured one or killed one. Bigfoot may or may not be real, but there is always the possibility that he could be lurking around in the woods somewhere. Maybe he is near you. Bigfoot is known by many names. These names differ from place to place where he is sighted. Over in the Himalayas he is known as the Yeti or the Abominable Snowman. He is also known by these names in the North around Canada and Alaska. Around further south, around the Mideast, he is known in general as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. In the Midwest he was more commonly known as the Wild Man of the Woods. Even further south, as in Florida, he is called the Skunk Ape. Of all the people who have claimed to see Bigfoot the description in the reports are virtually the same. The creature is anywhere from 6 feet tall to 9 feet tall. They have long, muscular arms, wide shoulders, large hands with opposable thumbs, barrel chested, with a human like face and eyes, and of course, they had large feet. Other people also say that the creature is covered in hair, not fur, but the face is still visible. No one is sure if any reports specify if the creature has ears. We are also still unsure of the exact color of Bigfoot. The witnesses have been in argument over whether the hair of Bigfoot is black, dark brown, or a reddish color. Bigfoot has mainly been sighted in all states of America, including Alaska and Hawaii. The main areas where sightings occur are along the edge of the west coast, and in the Middle East to the Atlantic Ocean. Some reports of sightings even come from the Northeastern parts of Canada (Campbell). Bigfoot has mainly been seen in forests and woodsy areas. Based on maps of Bigfoot sightings, he stays very far away from heavily populated areas, but can be seen around small towns out in the country even if there are no trees. There have also been reports of Bigfoot being in national parks such as Yellowstone, and in swamps in Florida. Anywhere you go there has probably been a Bigfoot sighting somewhere nearby you. On June twenty second, a 19-year-old, freshman college student was driving on a curvy road near Rhinebeck, New York, on the way to a professional rehearsal. He noticed something blocking his path in the road. He tried to swerve away so he wouldn’t hit it. When he looked in his rearview mirror he saw the something in the road was a box and a plastic bag but then he noticed something walking on two feet like a human. The college kid described it as being covered in black hair, having broad muscular arms and shoulders and upward facing palms. The creature did not attack him nor did it seem interested in him. It simply just walked away on its two legs and into the woods out of sight (Animal Planet). “A lack of evidence does not mean a lack of existence,” (Bigfootfieldreporter.com). The oral stories that have been passed down didn’t just appear out of thin air. While it’s true that these stories could be completely fictional, but it is more likely based off of an actually event. Why? Because rather than creating images from their minds, prehistoric man usually drew, told stories, and warned about real things that they’ve seen or heard. Many believe that Bigfoot does not exist, and that people should not believe that he exists based solely on the fact that we have found footprints that we think belong to Bigfoot. However, many professional teams, amateur teams, and even common everyday people have gone searching for this mysterious monster and have found things such as tracks and footprints. Some people have even found the same things, but smaller in size than the originals, which leads specialists to believe that those may be tracks of a female and child
14 September 2012
The Legend: Bigfoot
Urban legends are stories that are told to people that could be true or untrue. A very famous urban legend is the tale about the beast called “Sasquatch”. The Sasquatch, better known as Bigfoot, is a name that is greatly known in the United States. Bigfoot described by many people is a massive hairy human-like creature that lives in Pacific Northwest America. On the other hand, Bigfoot is described in reports as a large hairy ape-like creature…
My current view on Bigfoot is that he is an imaginary creature. I never sat and thought about my belief on him, I just grew up seeing him on commercials, or on cartoons, or read thing about him on the Internet.
In the first Wikipedia article I felt the most important piece information was that Bigfoot is described in reports as a large hairy ape-like creature, ranging between 6-10 feet tall, weighing in excess of 500 pounds, and covered in dark brown or dark reddish hair…
at genealogy, botany, paleontology, language, and blood groups and what they pieced together was that people migrated because the seas had reseed twice (Beringia). Since there is so much evidence proving this theory I agree with it, but I, also, believe that some people may have migrated to these places boats in search of food. The reason why it is hard to do archaeology in Alaska because of permafrost, vastness, expensive, underwater, small campsites, and remote which is why it is very hard to find…
No matter how many people believe in the yeti it is not real. The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is an ape-like cryptid taller than an average human that is said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region, and are part of their history and mythology. Stories of the Yeti first emerged as a facet of Western popular culture in the 19th century. The Yeti is supposed to be found in the himilyain mountains…
to know for sure which one to side with, but I believe that every single person is entitled to their own opinion and belief, and I also feel as though that has a lot to do with the way that we were raised. In many countries, people are pressured into all having the same way of thinking. However, in America, we are all told since the day that we are born to do what makes us happy and to believe whatever we think is right and just.
I also believe that every person has a unique purpose in the world…
overcome the life of self-destruction are a daily struggle as he attempts to make a new life. “They stared at me, the Indian boy with the black eye and a swollen nose, my going-away gifts from Rowdy. Those white kids couldn't believe their eyes. They stared at me like I was Bigfoot or a UFO. What was I doing at Reardan, whose mascot was an Indian, thereby making me the only other Indian in town?”(56). Alexie portrays Arnold to be trapped between a rock and a hard place. He is discriminated against by…
“service” helps you remain in good standing with the people you do business with. I am not sold on this component. I doubt very seriously that an ATM machine will hold a grudge if it’s not allowed to dispense money to me that I don’t have. Nor do I believe that the local Target store will post my picture at all the registers if I attempt to buy goods with my debit card only to have my transaction declined. I acknowledge that standing in line with a basket full of goods is embarrassing when a transaction…
of any college president. That institution, gentlemen, is a court. Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created equal. I'm no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system – that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as its jury, and…
investment into a belief system,” says Harrington, “it can be very difficult to dissuade them. Experiments have shown that we all, to some extent, have a ‘disconfirmation bias’ in which we try to explain away information that doesn’t fit what we already believe.” This selective form of perception allows conspiracy theorists to latch onto eccentric crumb-sized claims while ignoring mountains of easily-documented evidence. Ultimately, sometimes we don’t have enough evidence to solve a puzzle completely, and…
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Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver
This way, and that, she peers,
Silver fruit upon silver trees
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It’s like the chorus of a song.
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