Searching for Bigfoot is Bigfoot in the Bible?

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Cain or Esau...What do you think?

I have read it all now...Bigfoot is claimed to be Cain!

I was talking to my husband about his research with Bigfoot when he showed me an article he found. (I have eagerly named it Lielas Pedas Bipedal, meaning large bipedal foot.) The article suggested that Bigfoot was actually Cain from the bible. Proof to this could be found in a book called “The Journal of Mormon History”

What?

I started at my husband in disbelief. Then I made him email me a copy of the story so I could read it myself.

The story states that a manuscript dating back to 1919 tells of a missionary being attacked by a huge hairy creature. The missionary claimed he drove the beast off in the name of Christ. This led to talk of another piece of the puzzle by another Mormon missionary named David W. Patten who had also encountered the Lielas Pedas in Tennessee in 1835. According to David Patten, the hairy creature wanders the Earth homeless, miserable, unable to die and seeks the souls of lost men. He too claims he rebuked the beast in the name of Christ, telling him to leave.

Supposedly this belief is derived of God telling Cain that his punishment for slaying his brother was to become a vagabond, a fugitive that shall wander the earth. Cain claimed that his punishment was greater than he could bear. He claimed that anyone that crossed his path would slay him. God placed upon Cain a mark that should anyone slay him, vengeance would be taken upon him sevenfold. (For more information on this look up Genesis 4:9-16)

This is where the wow factor for me came in. Cain is Bigfoot? A big hairy beast? Hmm, I think upon a closer look into the bible, one would come to think that Esau fit the description better than Cain.

Who was Esau?

Esau was the son of Isaac and the twin brother to Jacob. Isaac was the son of Abraham. Before Esau and Jacob were born, it was prophesied that the elder shall serve the younger. The Lord had told Rebekah that she was carrying twins; two nations and two manner of people. One shall be stronger than the other. When Esau was born, he came out red, like he was covered in a hairy garment. Jacob came next holding on the Esau's heel. Esau became a hunter while Jacob tended to the fields. Isaac favored Esau while Rebekah favored Jacob.

Here is the where the story gets interesting...

In those days, the eldest son inherited everything from the father. When it came time for Esau to claim his inheritance, he was tricked out of it by Jacob, with the help of Rebekah.

In order to pass Jacob off to his blind father as his brother, he was first covered in goat's skin and hair. Then his mother helped him cook up venison and lentils how his father liked it. When he confronted his father, he pretended to be Esau claiming Esau's birthright as his own. Esau distraught over the news cried to his father in a bitter cry and many claim that this is the sound that people hear when they are confronted by Bigfoot.

So, to make a long story a little shorter, there are scholars that believe that Bigfoot is human named Esau that began the bloodline of what we call Bigfoot. Esau was a mountain dweller that ate meat and lentils, crying a bitter cry. He had amazing strength, were tall and hairy, with a bad smell. Thus resembling an Ape. (For those that are curious for more information, the story of Esau and Jacob can be found in Genesis 25:20-30,34, Genesis 27:16,22-27)

I still sit here in awe...giggling....please tell me what you think...is Bigfoot a descendant of Cain or Esau? Or...none of the above...I really want to know what you think.

Do you think bigfoot is real or not? Listen to the video below to hear one man's story.

This is a video posted on YouTube by crypticmedia about a man calling 911 to report a bigfoot sighting. He is clearly distraught over what he is witnessing.

YouTube of Bigfoot 911 Call

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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

Wow, I don't know what to think! It's an intriguing theory ... but it would suggest immortality for humans on the earth, something which would contradict the rest of the Bible, so I would say not. But still, very interesting ideas. Great hub!


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA Author

Thanks! It does leave one to ponder what is true and what is not.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

AN interesting theory. Thank you for sharing.


alastar packer 5 years ago

Yes, an interesting theory from a new perspective.After careful weighing of the Patterson film, I believe it is genuine.Despite there still being large wilderness areas in the northwest, Bigfoot type entities pop up in all kinds of places.Of course, some are hoax's and mis-identifications, but some are real.There is absolutely something beyond the mundane here.


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA Author

Thanks for your comments. I think it is the mystery that keeps people coming back for more. Where did he come from? Is he man or ape? What is his lifestyle like? There are so many thoughts and theories behind it, that unless someone follows this topic closely, isn't sure what to believe. If I were to chose between bigfoot being Cain or Esau...I would have to say Esau due to the way he is described in the bible. I was teasing my husband one day and told him maybe bigfoot was an alien...who knows anything is possible. I do think bigfoot is real and it is just a matter of time before the scientific community comes out to confirm it. Thanks again!


mikeq107 5 years ago

Ok, Tipoague :0)

Now I thought I was a good story teller, but this one really needs an award all of its own...No your a great writer...its the guys that came up with this stuff..I think they were all dropped of at area 51 because the aliens did not want them either... The ones that believe he is cain LMAO..

An Old friend of mine cliams to have seen bigfoot and I don not doubt him he is an honest man...They way I figure it is prove he dosent exist...

Now I believe the missing link lives next door to me..his name is Earl, is 80 years old and is the hairy`st old man I have ever seen. Some nut will dig him up 100 years from now and stick him in the smithionan...

Great Hub..you gave me agood laugh..religious people need to get a life LOL

Glad to meet you

Mike :0)


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA Author

Thank you and I am glad you enjoyed it. My husband is a big bigfoot fan. For many years he has done research on bigfoot and believes it exists. We have had many a conversation on the origins of bigfoot. There are mixed reviews on those that believe in bigfoot from claiming that he is a great ape, a primitive man, or an alien. (The alien one cracked me up!) I have teased my poor hubby over the years until we went camping one year. Then I heard the eeriest sound followed by a nasty smell. That led me to wonder about its existence. I do think that bigfoot exists, and if I was asked if it was ape or man, I would have to vote man. It would make more sense to me that it was a descendant of Esau than some great ape, alien or even Cain. I am looking forward to what the scientists have to say about it in the future when they finally agree that it even exists.


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optimus grimlock 5 years ago

thats insane! bigfoot in the bible aliens could be so why not him!


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Optimus,

Anything is possible!


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

I enjoyed this read though my inborn scepticism leads me to doubt a lot of the mythology surrounding Bigfoot. I have to say at the same time that part of me hopes that it is real!

I mean what a great story for the person who proves that.

Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed it.

Love and peace

Tony


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Tony,

The more I have researched this with my husband, I am beginning to believe that it is real. I do know that the BFRO is in full swing here in the US to prove its existence. I am waiting to see how long it will take to come public with proof. If anything, it makes for some interesting and fun stories to tell. Thanks for stopping by.


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Highvoltagewriter 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

Wow, now I have heard it all! I tend to believe in the possibility of Big Foot and grew up wanting to prove their existence. However, this is the first time I have heard this therory! By the way, the 911 call was classic! Thanks for a good funny read!


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA Author

Thanks High,

I never thought about it much until my hubby got into it. He was the one to get me hooked. I thought the 911 was priceless. Thanks again!


Beckie 5 years ago

I've just recently learned of the Esau connection when someone got rude with me online and mentioned Cain. I was almost convinced it was Esau but still don't get the Cain connection. I've seen a photo of a mountain man who had a dead bigfoot hung upside down and no one claims to know who this mountain man was or how he killed him. It appeared to have been shot. No one knows what became of the mountain man or who took the photo or passed it along to where we can find it today. Perhaps the Cain theory would apply here. The bigfoot live here at a habituation site, meaning on my property and surrounding area. Sometimes they worry me, scare me and other times I'm very intrigued by them.


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA Author

Wow that is interesting. I still don't get the Cain theory, but think that the Esau connection would be easier to believe. We have always been facinated by them. My husband has been studying them for years and wishes that we lived closer to them. Where we use to live was in the mountains, and easier to study them, now it is quite a drive to get there.

I would like to learn more about the Mountain man and his bigfoot. The evidence will be exposed soon as bigfoot gains popularity and scientists accepts the evidence. Keep watching Animal Planet starting June 5.

Thanks again for stopping by.


ruffridyer 5 years ago from Dayton, ohio

When God set a mark upon Cain it was so all men would know him. While men were discouraged from taking vengeance it did not mean he would not die from old age, illness, injury or drown in the flood.


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Ruffridyer,

This is very true. But, when you read of the story of Esau and what he looked like, I can't help but think that Esau fit the profile. That is an interesting thought though. Thanks again!


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PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

I Would like to think they are real, along with so many of the other legends. We watch a lot of the Monster Quest shows. Very entertaining if nothing else. The 911 video was a hoot!


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Paddy,

That 911 video was a hoot. I loved watching Monster Quest with the hubby. Then when Finding Bigfoot came on, I wondered what they would come up with. It sounds like they are taping a second season. I do think they are real. Whether they are man or ape is my next question. Thanks again for stopping by!


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epigramman 5 years ago

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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Epigramman,

It has taken me a long time to feel comfortable with sharing my writing with others. Now that the funnel has been let loose, I am constantly looking for new ideas. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks!


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Greetings, Tlpoague:

Please tell your husband that you have now encountered a man that is more obsessed with Bigfoot than he is. :0)

I have been studying the possibilities surrounding Bigfoot for more than 30 years and I have read hundreds, if not thousands of Bigfoot reports, books, and documentaries.

I used to be a Forest Ranger in the Cascade Mountain range in Washington State. Sometimes, I would be up above 8,000 feet in elevation, all by myself, and I would hear "tree knocking" all the time.

As far as listening to anything that Mormons have to say...don't. They haven't the slightest idea what they are talking about and are not the least bit credible.

Joseph Smith, Jr., their prophet, president, and king, even changed his alleged angelic encounter 9 times, before he settled on something that suited him. He got all the animals and plants wrong in the Book of Mormon and claimed the American Indians were related to Hebrews, which DNA tests proved to be wrong.

In fact, I don't know many people that have been wrong more than that man. To the best of my knowledge, the guy only got 9 out of 64 prophecies correct. In Old Testament times, he would have been stoned for being a false prophet, because they had to get them all right to be a prophet of God.

The Mormons even think that John the Apostle is still roaming the earth. Please don't give these people another thought; they are filled with the spirit of error and have surrendered their reason for madness. But, that is another story altogether. :0)

So, is Bigfoot Cain or Esau? Not even remotely possible.

After 30 years of study, I think I now know what Bigfoot may be. I would mention it here, but my answer would make for a very long Hub.

Best wishes and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA Author

Thanks CJ for stopping by. I will be sure to pass the news on to my hubby. I have often wondered about Joseph Smiths prophecies. Some of them seemed a bit out there. I guess that is why I could see Bigfoot being more of a decendent of Esau than Cain. Now that I am following more of the BF news, I am reforming my decisions on it. Thanks again!


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

I will drop by in a few days and give you my theory on what Bigfoot really is. Oh, and by the way, there may indeed be referrences to Bigfoot in the Bible and I'll address that, too.

Best wishes - C.J. Sledgehammer


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA Author

Awesome, I look forward to reading it. Thanks!


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Mysteryus 4 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

I would propose Goliath and his brothers who were said to be 10 and 12 feet tall respectively may fit the bill as well. These giants were said to be the offspring of the Nepthlim described as sons of God aka fallen angels which were supernatural spirit beings who according to Genesis were exiled to outer darkness aka the Earth.

Genesis 6:2

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Genesis 6:4

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Genesis 35:5

And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

Numbers 13:33

And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

Deuteronomy 2:11

Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims.

Deuteronomy 2:20

(That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;

Deuteronomy 3:11

For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.

Deuteronomy 3:13

And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.

Joshua 12:4

And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,

Joshua 13:12

All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out.

Joshua 15:8

And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward:

Joshua 17:15

And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee.

Joshua 18:16

And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusi on the south, and descended to Enrogel,

2 Samuel 21:16

And Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David.

2 Samuel 21:18

And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, which was of the sons of the giant.

2 Samuel 21:20

And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant.

2 Samuel 21:22

These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.

1 Chronicles 20:4

And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued.

1 Chronicles 20:6

And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot and he also was the son of the giant.

1 Chronicles 20:8

These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.


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Mysteryus 4 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

Though, I like the creativity of the IMMORTAL HAIRY MAN Esau versus Cain THEORY, giants are my candidate for the origin of the bigfoot people in the bible. Interesting the giants were descended from these spirit beings also described as watchers and holy ones.

Genesis 6:4

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Numbers 13:33

And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

Deuteronomy 2:11

Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims.

Deuteronomy 2:20

(That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;

Deuteronomy 3:11

For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.

Deuteronomy 3:13

And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.

Joshua 12:4

And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,

Joshua 13:12

All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out.

Joshua 15:8

And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward:

Joshua 17:15

And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee.

Joshua 18:16

And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusi on the south, and descended to Enrogel,

2 Samuel 21:16

And Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David.

2 Samuel 21:18

And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, which was of the sons of the giant.

2 Samuel 21:20

And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant.

2 Samuel 21:22

These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.

1 Chronicles 20:4

And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued.

1 Chronicles 20:6

And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot and he also was the son of the giant.

1 Chronicles 20:8

These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.

Scripture relating to watchers:

Jeremiah 4:16

Make ye mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah.

Daniel 4:13

I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and a holy one came down from heaven;

Daniel 4:17

This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

Daniel 4:23

And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him;


dav 4 years ago

i started to think about this the other day, why who knows. to trick his father goat fur was used? what kind of human would have fur and not skin. why would our God create a creature like that. i believe it has nothing to do with cain, although cain was the son of the devil from eves romp in the garden. whatever it is these days people see in the woods i have herd enough to think its also a shape shifter of evil.


Mary 4 years ago

Those verses has nothing to do with Bigfoot, mormons always try to change the bible and add things to it as well as take things out. Whoever does will go to hell. The bible talks about giants.


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Mysteryus for sharing more scripture on this topic. I have been currently traveling and working most of this summer and fall, so I apologize for taking so long to respond back to your comments. I am finding Bigfoot to be a facinating subject and am excited to see what the future will bring as more information is released into the public. Until I began to research the subject, I never thought about how Bigfoot could relate to the bible or where it came from. It was just one of those passing mysteries. Thanks again for stopping by!

Thanks Dav for sharing your thoughts and questions. Why do you think it is a shape shifter of evil?


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Mary, Do you think these giants could possibly be bigfoot? Where do you think Bigfoot comes from?


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Tlpague:

I have put you off long enough. I think I will break my silence and write a hub about the true nature of Bigfoot, hopefully by months end. I had better hustle, because the world will be ending in little over a month from now. :0)

Be well - C.J. Sledgehammer


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA Author

C.J.:

It is about time! You wouldn't want the world to end before you can get your story out. I am excited to hear about the "true" nature of bigfoot.

P.S. What is with all the big black H's after our hubs? Is Bigfoot leaving his mark?


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Big black H's??? I did not see any after your Hubs, but I will check mine out to see if I see any. I'll get back to you later on that.

Best wishes - C.J. Sledgehammer


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA Author

I logged on today to check out my hubs and seen a slew of big black H's behind some of them on our stats. I guess it has something to do with featured hubs....? I am so far out of the loop that it may take me a bit to see daylight. I am scared to see what other changes I may have missed...LOL!

Thanks!

tlpoague


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

I know what you mean. I took a month or so off, and when I came back our whole Hubpage took on a different look. I tend to resist change and don't know how I feel about it. What do you think about it?

Be well - C.J. Sledgehammer


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Tlpoague:

I just checked "my account" hubs and there are three of the five that have a solid black H behind them. I saw down below that the "H" means "featured hub", but I do not know what that means exactly.

In Him - C. J. Sledgehammer


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA Author

Some parts I really like, while others are going to take me a bit to get use to. I felt like I was navigating through a maze for awhile. I am not tech savy so it drives me nuts when I am trying to read up on some change and someone starts throwing out appreviations and big words about how some program works. I just figured out the program and now you want me to relearn it?...Ack! I will never get past the newbie stage...LOL! I have come to learn that one should never worry about the money or traffic. Like cream, the good stuff will rise to the top. I am liking the H's better than the Zzz's.

Thanks!


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By Lori 4 years ago from USA

Coast To Coast radio show has good Bigfoot shows on from time to time. Check out their weekly schedule. I listen regularly.


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA Author

Thanks By Lori, I will have to do that.


Daniel Dover 21 months ago

The article mentions a single source, "“The Journal of Mormon History,” but doesn't quote it. I have doubts that any "scholars" actually endorse the idea of Cain or Esau being a bigfoot, even Mormon scholars who are outside of mainstream Christianity. Who does that; can you name a scholar? Is "scholars" used presumptively?

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