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5 things you should know about finding Bigfoot

Postby Scott » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:59 pm

This is an article that was in a local paper today here in Ohio.

By Jim Hillibish
CantonRep.com staff writer wrote:

In the Famous Carnivore Legends Dept., Sasquatch, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman, Yeti, Werewolf and the Missing Link endure as the large hairy humanoids a lot of folks think they’ve seen, but really?

The official word from science (the party poopers) calls Bigfoot a perfect storm of folklore, misidentification and hoax — “pseudoscience.” OK, but lots of folks differ, including Google Earth, which displays worldwide Bigfoot sighting areas.

Critics say Bigfoot, as photographed in a docudrama making the rounds on cable TV, looks like a guy in an ape suit.

Meanwhile, the legend first reported in the 1840s on Mount St. Helens, continues. It started as cannibalistic wild men. The idea continues, prompted by Hollywood films (“King Kong,” “The Legend of Boggy Creek Parts 1 and 2”) and TV commercials (Jack Link's Beef Jerky).

Hobbyist Sasquatch hunting can be fun and rewarding (instant TV film contract) if you find even slightly conclusive evidence. Deciding what is conclusive is the big problem.

The Southeastern Ohio Bigfoot Investigation Society meets regularly to compare notes. Here are five ways to get your quest rolling:


    1. He’s here. Lucky for us, we live in prime Bigfoot sighting country. The areas generating the most evidence are the Pacific Northwest, Southeastern United States and the Great Lakes region. Our local sighting, the Minerva Monster, happened in 1978 in a wooded area off Route 30 in Paris Township. Formal Bigfoot expeditions already are sold out in Ohio.

    2. You’ll need bait. Chaining your puppy to a tree in the woods is so cruel. Try instead a plate of Spam. Bigfoot craves it but will be dangerous if you don’t open the can. Italian clam linguine works, too.

    3. Get proof. Buy a motion-sensing digital spy camera available in hunting stores. You’ll need this to document your discovery (if BF doesn’t eat it that is). Hunter Rick Jacobs famously captured a blurry Bigfoot image in 2007 in the Allegheny National Forest. Experts say it’s more likely a “bear with a severe case of the mange.” Oh well.

    4. Expect bad PR. Bigfoot searchers are totally aware of the public-relations harm given the creature and spend considerable time defending him (or her). Scientists say that up to 80 percent of the “sightings” are hoaxes to gain media attention. Bigfoot obviously is thick-skinned, and you’ll need it, too. If you assume the title “Bigfoot field researcher,” be prepared to join the argument.

    5. Know it when you see it. Vital statistics: Look for a hairy ape-like creature 6- to 10-feet tall weighing more than 500 pounds and covered in red or dark brown hair. Eyes are set in a ridge, forehead is low and the top of the head is rounded or crested. He exudes an offensive odor when frightened. If you smell something, you are too close — run.






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