Bigfoot Sightings – Are They Really All Bunk?
Bigfoot, also known as “Sasquatch” has been a part of Native American legend and lore since the times before white settlers ever set foot in the New World. The world-famous cryptid is known for having the appearance of a tall half-man, half-ape creature with massive feet and a foul smell. What makes this creature so mysterious is that bigfoot is known for being able to seemingly disappear without a trace after ducking behind trees, as well as the fact that one of these creatures has never been captured and viewed in captivity – despite the hundreds of efforts to find one and catch one alive.
Most of the legends told by Native Americans have faded away into the past, but the tale of bigfoot seems to be as relevant as ever before. For those who study cryptozoology, the fact of the matter is that it only makes sense. After all, hunters, hikers, farmers, and even policemen swear that they have experience bigfoot sightings as recently as in the past couple of months.
Many skeptics who believe that cryptozoology is totally bunk will tell you that bigfoot sightings are either hoaxes, hallucinations, or just cases where the identity of what people are seeing is mistaken. However, there are plenty of reasons for people to believe that there actually may be some sort of strange ape-man out there in the woods. Here are some of the more valid reasons why many scientists admit that there may be some truth to the tale of bigfoot…
- Bigfoot sightings predate settlers, and continue to this day. Most cryptid sightings have a tendency to happen in large, sporadic bursts. It’s common for many faux creatures to have a bunch of sightings in one decade, only to never be seen again. This is because many cryptid sightings may be group-planned hoaxes. Bigfoot sightings, on the other hand, have remained consistent for centuries. You can’t logically keep up a hoax for that long – especially not when it crosses cultural boundaries that frequently.
- There have been pieces of evidence that have not yet been debunked. Blurry sasquatch videos aside, there have actually been collections of physical evidence that scientists have yet to prove to be fake. Some of the evidence includes hair that has not been identified as any known species’ sample, footprints, as well as lie detector tests that were passed by witnesses.
- Many of the witnesses who have had bigfoot sightings are actually credible people. Not all sasquatch witnesses are tinfoil hat-wearing lunatics. Many witnesses who have claimed that they have seen the mystery ape have been leaders in their community, such as law enforcement officers, army sergeants, and even newscasters.
- Many of the sightings of bigfoot also are not reported to the news, nor are they capitalized on. If a person doesn’t have anything to gain from saying they say bigfoot, why would they put the effort to have that kind of hoax exist?
Considering these three points, it’s somewhat hard to toss out all the claims, and even harder to explain away some of the evidence that has been used to substantiate claims. Sure, there have been a plethora of hoaxes that could make people more skeptical, but is it really fair to those who do believe they have seen bigfoot to call them liars without actually looking at their evidence? We don’t think so.