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Old 01-13-2018, 12:28 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Morlocks?


(Sorry guys, had to do that, original post made me think of one of my favorite sci-fis )

Seriously though, I believe there is usually some truth hidden in legends. Unlike the Greeks trying to explain science with myths, the Cherokee most likely saw an animal that was nocturnal that resembled the rest of said description to some degree.

Remember, the American natives held all life as sacred and of value. Every creature was their brother. As an example, when killing a buffalo to feed his family, the Native American would send a prayer the way of the animal's departing soul, giving thanks that his brother had given his life so that he and his could eat and have clothing.

Such reverence for all life must have spun some tales that show 4 legged animals in more of an equal placement to we humans. I love reading American Native culture for just that reason. Maybe they saw the nocturnal, rare but white-furred wolverine?

Imho, we could learn a thing or two by the way they viewed Mother earth and all of the living things on this ship.

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Old 01-13-2018, 12:34 PM
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They sound like the Irish sidhe who also live underground.

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Mysterious Moon-Eyed People – Ancient Subterranean Race In Conflict With The Cherokee

I think we have to decide whether there is truth in these stories, because if there is, then our history is not what we have been taught(surprise, surprise!). This article speaks of possible people from Wales coming in the 12th century.

When a race does not have any or many written records, the only thing they do have is stories to keep the memories alive and to teach their next generations the history of old times. Many races tell of ancient 'gods' from the sky but are they all just stories? I dont think so.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:43 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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There has always been a story of pale little people that lived in a part of my region. I practically forgot about it when one night in a different area I saw something matching that description.
A very interesting comment. What is your region?

There are theories that the Moon-Eyed people of Cherokee history * I use the term history vs lore or myth due to the accounts of researchers pre-1900 who studied the Cherokee as part of a federal assignment*

... Were part of an Albino group of Indians that were documented as coming from the Isthmus of Darien in Panama. Which would seem plausible except for the description of them as “bearded”.

The ability to grow beards would actually suggest a genetic European origin.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:19 PM
 
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A very interesting comment. What is your region?

There are theories that the Moon-Eyed people of Cherokee history * I use the term history vs lore or myth due to the accounts of researchers pre-1900 who studied the Cherokee as part of a federal assignment*

... Were part of an Albino group of Indians that were documented as coming from the Isthmus of Darien in Panama. Which would seem plausible except for the description of them as “bearded”.

The ability to grow beards would actually suggest a genetic European origin.
I used the same term to describe what I saw with an added term for little people. Thread was deleted. I didn’t see the face. Umm, and no, it wasn’t European. Was in a part of the loess hills.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:49 PM
 
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Some people say there are 'portals' across the globe and that some of these open and close on a fairly regular way. At the Stardust Ranch in Arizona there is said to be a portal which opens every 72 days. The guy who lived there swears he and his family was being abducted regularly.

See the other thread on that one.
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Old 01-17-2018, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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I think there is some truth to legends, just like all things that are past down verbally, they get a bit embellished as time goes on. Does that mean we disregard the story? I think it means we have to dig deep to find the truth.
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Old 01-17-2018, 03:28 PM
 
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I think there is some truth to legends, just like all things that are past down verbally, they get a bit embellished as time goes on. Does that mean we disregard the story? I think it means we have to dig deep to find the truth.
Let's say that somebody sees an albino deer during the limited visibility of fog, rain, snow or twilight and their mind runs wild. Poor visibility and just the right pose can deceive us. Remember, that just because they have four legs does not mean that we will always see their side view. We thought we saw a ghost or albino pigmy. Then we tell our story and we do not want to appear weak or afraid; so we embellish. Our friends could embellish as they recount our story. I am just saying that story telling is not scientific; we should never confuse the two.

Solid evidence is what it takes to makes skeptics believers. So many have cellphones today that are able to capture the pictures and send information almost instantly. We also have DNA testing and carbon dating and many other scientific ways to verify any legend.

I am not saying to close your ears and minds to legends. I am saying that it takes much more than a legend to create reality.
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:49 PM
 
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Let's say that somebody sees an albino deer during the limited visibility of fog, rain, snow or twilight and their mind runs wild. Poor visibility and just the right pose can deceive us. Remember, that just because they have four legs does not mean that we will always see their side view. We thought we saw a ghost or albino pigmy. Then we tell our story and we do not want to appear weak or afraid; so we embellish. Our friends could embellish as they recount our story. I am just saying that story telling is not scientific; we should never confuse the two.

Solid evidence is what it takes to makes skeptics believers. So many have cellphones today that are able to capture the pictures and send information almost instantly. We also have DNA testing and carbon dating and many other scientific ways to verify any legend.

I am not saying to close your ears and minds to legends. I am saying that it takes much more than a legend to create reality.
I don’t really want to believe. I conjured up every possible explanation. None fit.
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:39 PM
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I don’t really want to believe. I conjured up every possible explanation. None fit.
Here's another school of thought.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euhemerism
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:15 AM
 
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Here's another school of thought.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euhemerism
So about 2400 years ago they had the same debate!
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