It seems strange to me that so many people seem to be overcome with fear when they encounter a Bigfoot. It doesn't happen to everyone, of course, but it happens often enough that I think that it should be noted. Bigfoot is a huge, muscular, and hairy. I don't think that his size has much to do with it, because people who have not even sighted the creature are affected. I know a fellow that was squirrel hunting who was being paced by something on two feet. He was a very experienced hunter and an intelligent man who was very savvy about such things. He said it would walk when he walked and stopped when he stopped. He never saw the creature but he said that every hair on his body was sticking straight up, and all he wanted to do was get back to his truck as fast as he could. His dog looked like he felt the same way. The latest report on bfro is an example of how bigfoot will inspire fear.
These humanoids have been around for a long time. It is probable that humans and bigfeet have interacted long enough that each has acquired innate or instinctive response to other's presence. Looking at some of the cave drawings and other representations of these creatures, you can see that humans have often considered it great sport to kill them or take advantage of them in some way and Bigfoot often reciprocated the feelings. If nature says "be afraid" then you should listen. Hopefully it is not something that can't be overcome. Perhaps that's why they are so shy.
At Bigfoot Encounters Bobby Short has written an interesting article on human giants and their comparison to Bigfeet. She also has a revelatory article by Peter Byrne about some of the "Icons" of Bigfoot research. And here are a couple of articles on Ardipithecus at Science Daily. (1), (2). Ardipithecus is not bigfoot. The first article has some nice drawings of this creature. It looks like some kind of Gibbon to me.
- William Mayes
- I've lived in the woods and came to know and understand the creatures that inhabit it. I have compassion for all God's creatures, most especially the creature known whimsically as "bigfoot", since he is more like us than any other. I am now an old man and unable to run around in the woods. If I were able I would be out there right now trying to prove his existence. I started this blog to try to express some of the ideas and speculations I have had on bigfoot. I am not into bigfoot social events. I don't gossip about other bloggers. I try to keep myself informed of events. My ideas and opinions are my own and I make no apology for them. They are not written in stone and I welcome any and all civil comments. I am looking for the truth, not fame.