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Old 08-24-2014, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I think its possible in large and remote wilderness areas anywhere. Earth holds many secrets both in creatures like these to other things. Bear in mind our planet is huge and we take up very little space. Many uninhabited places around.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:48 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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the home of an ape-human creature?

1) USA

2) Brazil (or its neighboring countries)

3) Cambodia (or other similar Southeast Asian country)

4) China (Himalaya area)

5) Australia/New Guinea
6) Ecuador - The banana capital of the world.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:29 AM
 
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6) Ecuador - The banana capital of the world.
This is number 2!
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Most likely candidate for an unknown bipedal primate that actually exists outside the fantasies of the bigfoot hunter: the orang pendek in Sumatra.

Least likely place to find an unknown bipedal primate: most of the places where you'll find Matt Moneymaker running around knocking on trees and whooping like an idiot.
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Old 08-24-2014, 01:36 PM
 
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What about South America with all those rain forests? There are witness accounts, but less so than bigfoot because almost no one ever go into deep in those forest and stay a long time.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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Canada.

If Les Stroud says that he encountered a squatch in the Canadian boreal forest, then that is good enough for me.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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6) Ecuador - The banana capital of the world.
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What about South America with all those rain forests? There are witness accounts, but less so than bigfoot because almost no one ever go into deep in those forest and stay a long time.
My father was a scientist, not in cryptozoology, but an entomologist. He spent A LOT of time in the Equadorian jungle. He came across large foot prints. Often enough that he had the thought to get plaster when he went in for supplies and take it back out with him and cast a print when he found more.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Cape Coma Florida
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It lives in North Korea. This severely hampers efforts to find and document it.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:57 PM
 
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Im almost certain I read an article about a year ago in which some scientists analyzed some purported yeti fur from the Himalayas. Apparently it was shown to have links to polar bear. They ultimately concluded it might have been some hybrid brown bear -polar bear hybrid or something like that.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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If South American reports surrounding the mapinguari are accurate, I think the most likely candidate would be a descendent of the Mylodon (minus the mouth in the stomach and other bizarre folkloric details). They found evidence in Patagonia that the locals hunted Mylodon as recently as 10,000 years ago.

If sasquatch is real, it's likely a primate that came across the ice-age land bridge. Except for homo sapiens, primates tend to be adapted to fairly specific environments ... sasquatch would be a primate adapted to northern climates (like that found in the Pacific Northwest), and would not take well to the tropics (and 10-15 thousand years is an awfully short time to evolve into a tropical species). That's the main reason I think reports of large primates in the American tropics and subtropics are either fictional, or misidentifications. The reports of skunk apes in Florida probably represent a breeding population of escaped chimpanzees, in my opinion, rather than some unknown bipedal primate.

The biggest problem I have with bigfoot reports is evolution: the only bipedal primates in the fossil record are small in size, and gigantopithecus was likely more closely related to orangutans than humans. Which means it most likely didn't walk upright. From the evolutionary evidence, sasquatch as described is an unlikely creature.

BTW, there was indeed an article identifying the yeti fur as coming from a hybrid brown/polar bear. Haven't seen any follow up on the report yet.
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