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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 08 February 2018 at 4:46am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

"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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You're *destroying* childhood me here! Well,
excepting the angels part. It's strange, as much as I
was all over the UFOs and Nessies and the like as a
kid, I never got into "mysteries of the bible" stuff.
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You're *destroying* childhood me here! Well, excepting the angels part. It's strange, as much as I was all over the UFOs and Nessies and the like as a kid, I never got into "mysteries of the bible" stuff.

Young John was fully immersed in most of the prevalent fantasies, religions excepted. I bought the Bermuda Triangle in full, and felt like a damn fool when I started to learn more of the real story. Having seen no less than three fully convincing UFOs, I rode that train for a long time, until logic prevailed.

It was STAR TREK that set me on the path to reading more serious, straight science -- and ironically demonstrated to me that ST was itself a load of folderol, no matter how important it was (and is) is my life.

One by one the fantasies fell away, to be replaced by real things that were even more amazing!

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 John Byrne wrote:
One by one the fantasies fell away, to be replaced by real things that were even more amazing!

I feel that way. When one reads about the origin of the universe, and how life forms, it's far, far more enjoyable than creation myths which amount to "God spoke..."
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Yes, I often say I prefer billions of years of evolution to "SHAZAM!!"
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I remember waiting for Jimmy Carter to release all information regarding UFO's once he became President, like he had promised.
Of course he didn't stating "national security concerns"

My young self was very disappointed, another promise from a President not kept :-)
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JB: "Yes, I often say I prefer billions of years of evolution to "SHAZAM!!""

The next DC/Marvel crossover, by John Byrne: Dr. Strange vs. the Marvel Family... for the existence of Eternity!
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"One by one the fantasies fell away, to be replaced by
real things that were even more amazing!"

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Well said! You'd think you wrote for a living or
something...
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I decided to watch the first episode of FINDING BIGFOOT (2011) tonight, where the team went to Georgia.

Sceptical scientist Ranae Holland was refreshing, but the guys (three of them) had made their mind up that Bigfoot existed in Georgia. In the woods at night, with night-vision goggles, every sound to them led to a, "It's definitely Sasquatch. We have a Sasquatch in these woods." Holland would dismiss that, though. 

Fact is, those noises could have been anything. They are choosing the narrative, the sounds must fit their preconceived notions rather than going where the evidence leads. I presume there are lots of kinds of creatures in the Georgian woodlands?

There was dashcam footage (state trooper's car) of something moving quickly across the road. Not a bear or wolf by the look of it. But who knows? Man in a suit? Something else? I don't know what to think, but I feel there has to be a logical explanation. But, no, blurred footage, footprints and woodland noises all equated to Sasquatch somehow.

Anyway, the show ran for 90 episodes (I have no idea if any more episodes are planned) - and I presume they didn't find it otherwise we'd have seen it on every major newspaper front page. ;-)
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Robbie, how often do we get `Big Cat On The Loose`
headlines here in the U.K. then it turns out to either
be a large Moggie or a hoax!
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True. It happened here with a toy tiger (if "toy" is the right word for a cuddly inanimate animal).

Other people have reported creatures which turned out to be wildcats. 

I do think there is something psychological about 'finding' things. If you have a film crew with you, and enter a 'haunted' house, then you will 'find' something because you WANT to find something.

If I saw a ghost in my flat tonight, that would change a lot for me! I'm not seeking to. If it ever happens, it'll happen. But if someone came into my flat looking for a ghost, they'd 'find' one.
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For a more scientifc approach, I recommand checking out what Dr. Jeff Meldrum has to say on the subject.
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  I thought I saw a Bigfoot once, but it turns out I was just at a con seeing a Chewbacca cos-player. :)
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 Bigfoot or a bearLink
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Let`s see, bears have big feet and often stand/walk on
their hind legs...
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Bill C. - don't forget that teasing them with beef jerky is also a very bad idea. Beef jerky isn't good for them. Teasing them isn't good for YOU.
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Perhaps, and I'm not the first person to say this, Bigfoot is Cain from the Bible. Perhaps the "Mark of Cain" was him being turned into the creature we know as Bigfoot/Sasquatch.

Or maybe Bigfoot is Satan. Satan's appearance is never described in the Bible, right? The various other creatures are the demons we hear about in the New Testament.

Personally, I reckon they are escaped gorillas. There must be a lot of zoos and circuses in the US, some gorillas are bound to have escaped.
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Satan's appearance is never described in the Bible, right?

Tricky question. He was supposed to be the most beautiful of God's angels, but we're not really told if he got to take that with him after the Fall.

The traditional horns, cloven hooves, etc, seem to have derived from Pan, as does our word "panic". Typical that Christians should be most afraid of the god who was having the most fun.

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Posted: 27 February 2018 at 9:14am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Ah, interesting. I always wondered about the traditional horns and cloven hooves. 
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Proof at last:

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Look at this:

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Robbie...Grizzly bear?
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Mirror?
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