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Marc Foxx
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 Joe Smith wrote:
The SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN episodes
with Andre The Giant are
the best memory I have of Bigfoot. I know I was super
young, but, that
show had me enthralled every week.


Damn, Joe, I was all set to correct you, because I
always thought that it was Ted Cassidy that played
Bigfoot in THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN, but checking on
IMDB showed me the error of my ways...

BTW, my 12 year old son loves watching "Bigfoot
Hunters" on The Discovery Channel, but I can't stand
it...
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Anyone here a fan of the Bigfoot and Wild Boy Saturday morning TV series from the 70's?
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Wow, haven't thought of that show in years, Rick.
Tried not to miss it Saturday mornings. 
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While surfing on youtube, I randomly watched some bigfoot related videos that got me intrigued in the subject. What I find quite convincing is the many tree structures found in the woods that would take incredible efforts to hoax on that scale by a bunch of loonies. Also there’s a guy who analyzes a lot of the claimed footage and says that all modern humans show a leg/arm length ratio resulting in having arms around 20% shorter than legs. This ratio just cannot be convincely faked with arm extensions because the elbow position would shift in relation to the total arm length. All man in the suit show that 20% ratio, even Chewbaca and Harry from Harry and the Hendersons movie. On the Paterson-Gimlin 16mm film footage the creature show a ratio around 6% whereas big apes have longer arms than legs, which puts that creature in between. As for the lack of bones found, some claim that bodies have been found but either never took seriously or not made public by authories. I think if this species do exist, we’d better leave them alone and continue to beleive they belong to legends and fairy tales along with the Loch Ness monster and other non-sense, for their own good. If you want to take a look at a very clever new approach on this subject I recommand you watch the youtube videos this young guy puts in his youtube chanel Utah Sasquatch.

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I think if someone ever found proof of a Sasquatch, they would be advertising it far and wide. Think of the money they would make. As NASA once said, if they had proof of life on Mars, why would they cover it up? They would immediately get a huge jump in their budget to start planning for a trip to Mars. 
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Those who argue for the reality of Sasquatch often cite the gorilla, another "hairy man" who was thought to be no more than legend until one was captured. But the mystery of the gorilla was only about a century old, from a European perspective, when its truth was proven. Native legends of Sasquatch date back at least 700 years, long before Europeans arrived. Presumably real creatures would have been around much, much longer -- unless we wish to imagine some kind of sudden, spontaneous genesis.

Time is one of the most important factory in judging the validity of Sasquatch legends. To cover even the relatively short span of seven centuries, there would be need for a small tribe of very long-lived animals, or a large breeding population.

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According to some of the videos I saw it seems that they can be found very close to human cities, they can be very discreet and have been reported all over the USA and Canada, that’s potential for large population I would think.
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Joe Smith wrote:
The SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN episodes 
with Andre The Giant are 
the best memory I have of Bigfoot. I know I was super 
young, but, that 
show had me enthralled every week.
Marc Foxx wrote:

Damn, Joe, I was all set to correct you, because I 
always thought that it was Ted Cassidy that played 
Bigfoot in THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN, but checking on 
IMDB showed me the error of my ways...
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You're both right. Andre the Giant played Bigfoot in the original two-parter. Cassidy had the role in the character's later appearances(the two-parter that crossed over to 'The Bionic Woman', and then a final, single, episode that was as forgettable as the rest of 'SMDM"s 5th season).



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Time is one of the most important factory in judging the validity of Sasquatch legends. To cover even the relatively short span of seven centuries, there would be need for a small tribe of very long-lived animals, or a large breeding population.

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I try to be open-minded, but it stretches credibility to breaking levels for me.

I also think some WANT to see the creature. Not anyone here, but I saw a documentary where one guy claimed if you hit the trees with wood, the Sasquatches, if comfortable, would hit a tree from afar, also with wood. A form of "Morse code" between human and Sasquatch. Apparently, many in this particular region were doing that.

Hang on, how do they know it's Sasquatch returning the "Morse Code" and not other Sasquatch enthusiasts?

(Sorry, can't recall the documentary or region mentioned).


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Or an echo?
On a similar note,on `This Morning` this morning they
were interviewing an old American guy who claims to have
lost his virginity to aliens that have been abducting
him since he was a kid.He has painted lots of pictures
of his abductors, but when he was asked why he`d never
took a photo, you could tell he was flummoxed and had no
credible answer! In these days of camera phones, you`d
think there`d be pictures of Nessie, Bigfoot and aliens
nowadays!
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Quick test for "aliens": if they are humanoid (whatever their size) and fly around in saucer shaped craft, they're not real.
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Anyone here a fan of the Bigfoot and Wild Boy Saturday morning TV series from the 70's?

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Heck, yeah!

It and Dr. Shrinker were my favorite parts of the Kroft Supershow. (Electra  Woman and Dyna Girl, which replaced Dr. Shrinker, is only memorable to me because Deidre Hall was later on Days Of Our Lives, which I watched for a while in the mid-80s' to early 90's. I believe she's still on it.....)
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Apparently woodknocking is a common behavior found among great apes such as gorillas and chimpanzees. The sasquatch enthusiasts claim they hear woodknocking sometimes when investigating areas which seem to be close to sasquatch « home ». Supposedly part of intimidation behaviors like rock throwing or yelling at the group of human invaders.
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The sasquatch enthusiasts claim they hear woodknocking sometimes when investigating areas which seem to be close to sasquatch « home »

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That's the thing. The guys in this documentary were all doing it. So how do they know, in that particular region, that it was Sasquatch returning the "call"? It could have been other enthusiasts. Seems lame.
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This is the first time I have heard of "woodknocking", and as one whose trees are full of woodpeckers in the right season, the notion sounds very silly to me!
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That's it. It's major clutching at straws.

Like I stated, I can't remember the region, but the Sasquatch "hunters" were adamant that all knocks were from Sasquatches. That sounds like a form of religion to me, making something fit your narrative rather than examining the evidence.

This can be a problem with any unexplained phenomenon. There are some who will attribute EVERY sound in an old house to 'ghosts'. Every UFO must be of alien origin. I would prefer to judge the evidence on a case-by-case basis. 
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Fairly simple:

• No such thing as ghosts

• No such thing as flying saucers/visiting aliens

• No such thing as the Loch Ness Monster (or any of its cousins)

• No such thing as Sasquatch (or any of its cousins)

• No such thing as angels

Etc etc etc etc etc...

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Well, I at least hope dragons are real because that would be kind of cool for me. ;)
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I'm rather hoping that, from the list Mr. Byrne supplied, that we find out the origins of these - and that they involve more than human hysteria or fraud. I'm always keen on finding out about something newly discovered, or explained with an amazing story to it.

In my experience, for example, I've heard from too many rational people who have encountered evidence of ghosts. Not crazy, not overwrought, not selling anything - and I wonder if there is some rational explanation behind it.

That being said... no, I'm not buying any snake oil today without FDA approval. :)
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I do have a story to share about 'ghosts'.

Years ago, my sister and her boyfriend moved into a flat. They moved in there around 1995. All was fine. No problems at all.

Around 2000/01, someone told them about how the street was haunted (something about ancient burials, although I could find no evidence of that). And lots of ghost talk. From that moment on, my sister and her boyfriend started talking about hearing things, presences, etc.

Yet from 1995 to about 2000, NOTHING! So why did they start 'hearing things' and 'feeling a presence' in 2000? Hmmm, what a coincidence that such feelings occurred around 2000/01 when someone they'd befriended started sharing wild stories.

There's a lesson in that. And whilst I am not saying that applies to everyone, I could not help be a tad dismissive. I did say to my sister once, "What about the fact you lived there for five years without a problem? You only started 'experiencing things' once Lyn told you her wild tales."

Can't help but think there's logic if one looks!

And then there's this:


Are people seeing Bigfoot? Or something they THINK is Bigfoot?


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Again what I find the most intriguing is not the blurry shaky video footages (althought some once stabilized can be quite puzzling), it is all the large and sometimes not so large tree and bushes structures which would take so much efforts and time to set up. 

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Apparently, there's a series called FINDING BIGFOOT, which has been airing since 2011. I have no idea if it still running, but 90 episodes have been produced so far. 

90 episodes?!! Seems like stretching the concept way past breaking point.

I take it that they didn't find Bigfoot within 90 episodes. Otherwise it'd have been on the news.

There was a documentary on TV years ago about the search for Noah's Ark. It was hyped up as some exciting thing. Yet all I remember saying to a friend is, "Well, I guess they don't find it, otherwise we'd have found out about it prior to the documentary."
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And don't get me wrong; I have ghost stories. (I do theatre, and it seems that a lot of theatre people see ghosts, or their effects.)

I won't conclude it's a returned spirit; I will conclude that it's something that was experienced that's unusual circumstances with an unexpected cause.

I'll say that I've never seen anything that looked like a person wearing a sheet with holes in it... except when it really WAS. But I try to keep an open mind while insisting on the scientific method to describe what was experienced. Can it be reproduced? Can it be described?

The world is full of fantastic and fascinating things. But it doesn't seem that Bigfoot is one of them. It seems that there are too many hoaxes associated with a sasquatch to ever verify one's existence... with all due respect to Mr. Langowski. ;)
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Robbie,have you ever watched `Most Haunted`? A right
load of old b******s, people running round in the dark
with night vision cameras, screaming at nothing a lot,
as far as i know they haven`t seen/filmed a ghost yet!
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I am familiar with it, Bill. And I agree. Perhaps they'll find a ghost during a season finale.
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