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Old 11-27-2012, 05:28 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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If there actually are sasquatch, and their numbers are as low as these people speculate, the chances of finding remains would be extremely, extremely low. In the thousands of hours I have spent in the deep woods, I can recall the number of times I've encountered a carcass on one hand. It's amazing how quickly nature cleans up its dead. Even on sides of the road, I have yet to encounter a dead wolf or cougar, and I grew up in an area where both existed.

The only "evidence" that has made me think have been a couple sound recordings I've heard. If they weren't doctored, I can't tell you what the heck was making those types of sounds.
The biggest problem I see is the woods are full of game cameras put up by hunters, trappers and wildlife biologists.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:55 AM
 
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I would suggest patience for your ignorance rather than pushing the BS button just because a factor is questionable in your mind .
You are likely not a researcher in this field ,and your answer to every thing not in your own hand is BS. How do you learn any thing ?
I am neither a scientist nor a collage graduate ,however when embarking on any project even during the building of a project I continue to patientoy research the issues at hand because I find that all the information available is not contained in one source but many.
That being the case It does take time to collect enough evidenc to come to an educated conclusion concerning project needs and what actually is required.
Tecnology is changing constantly ,an it is a shame to waste energy in and area , if some one has found a successful means of doing it better in the meantime.
I am aware of folks that personally had encounters with such creatures ,and had they some tangable evidence, it is quite likely they would be hessitant to surender any solid evidence to other people no matter what they might claim to be , not because f the fear of discovering it is not true evidence, but typically those kind of things do not get returned to the original owner, and dissapear forever as far as they are concerned .
One family I knew long ago had said encounter and measured the stride running from fot prints embedded in the ground ,@ roughly 8' average and it's ability to leap was significantly further by ground evidence .
They lived in northern California just out of Sonora, and this event had taken place many years before I met them, and that was almost 40 years ago.
There are stories of very dangerous similiar creature in Alaska (not bear) ,that had been only briefly mentioned by a local a while back on another forum years ago .
But with more evidence comming to light , those that have the resources to hunt for this kind of thing may be heightened . Certianly now with camera tecnolgy every one is carrying, the oppurtunities to capture evidence is far more likely .
Question Is , do we have a right to bother them and change their world ?
Some believe it is best to leave them alone an not pry into their lives ,I tend to agree .
Right, don't push the BS button just because some paternity lab is claiming to have tested "Sasquatch DNA", when all 'evidence' we even have for the mere existence of Sasquatch are embarrassingly simplistic 'footprints' and a crappy 1970s video.

Say, did you hear that researchers have sequenced the DNA of leprechauns, and determined that they're a genetic cross between gnomes and Bono?

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Old 11-27-2012, 07:47 AM
 
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..... they're a genetic cross between gnomes and Bono?
gnome genomes?
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Anybody have any numbers on how many humans get lost in the woods, even relatively close to civilization, whose remains are never found? If they don't find their own way out, what are the chances their remains will be found? Even airplanes have disappeared and no trace has yet been stumbled across.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Anybody have any numbers on how many humans get lost in the woods, even relatively close to civilization, whose remains are never found?
Bad analogy. For it to actually apply here, 100% of all people who get lost in the woods should never be found.

Alas... most actually are found.

That goes for airplane crashes too.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:21 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I hope this is the right forum to post this. This is a subject I have always been interested in and it seems scientist have confirmed that through a hair sample found where a sighting took place 5 years ago, that Bigfoot is indeed a offshoot species. I always thought the Patterson film Bigfoot from 1967 was the real deal.

DNA Diagnostics, Inc. - Genetics, Forensics, Paternity, Human DNA Testing, & Animal DNA Testing

Dallas November 24, 2012

A team of scientists can verify that their 5-year long DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch,” living in North America. Researchers’ extensive DNA sequencing suggests that the legendary Sasquatch is a human relative that arose approximately 15,000 years ago as a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens with an unknown primate species.


“Our study has sequenced 20 whole mitochondrial genomes and utilized next generation sequencing to obtain 3 whole nuclear genomes from purported Sasquatch samples. The genome sequencing shows that Sasquatch mtDNA is identical to modern Homo sapiens, but Sasquatch nuDNA is a novel, unknown hominin related to Homo sapiens and other primate species. Our data indicate that the North American Sasquatch is a hybrid species, the result of males of an unknown hominin species crossing with female Homo sapiens.
If this is not a complete falsehood (the link seems suspect) I'm gonna hear a pretty loud "I told you so!" from my Girlfriend. She is a major believer in the Squatch...

I don't really believe in this stuff, but it's fun to speculate nonetheless.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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If there actually are sasquatch, and their numbers are as low as these people speculate, the chances of finding remains would be extremely, extremely low. In the thousands of hours I have spent in the deep woods, I can recall the number of times I've encountered a carcass on one hand. It's amazing how quickly nature cleans up its dead. Even on sides of the road, I have yet to encounter a dead wolf or cougar, and I grew up in an area where both existed.
And you are just one person.

Consider the tens of thousands of people that wander through the woods or the hundreds of millions that drive the roads and yet no one has ever found a deceased bigfoot.

Just google "cougar found dead on road" and you will find many many many articles.

Funny how over the decades no one has ever found any credible remains of bigfoot.

None have been hit by cars, none have been caught in a flood and washed up on a riverbank somewhere.....at some points the odds of that become fairly damning.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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gnome genomes?
Yes. They live in Nome, AK
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Alas... most actually are found.
That's the statistic I was looking for. Do you have anything more specific than "most"?
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:07 PM
 
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Anybody have any numbers on how many humans get lost in the woods, even relatively close to civilization, whose remains are never found? If they don't find their own way out, what are the chances their remains will be found? Even airplanes have disappeared and no trace has yet been stumbled across.
Read the book The Missing 411. In National parks i think maybe 35,000 over the years. Read the book.
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