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Why Bigfoot Can't Exist

Updated on December 31, 2014

Questions That Go Unanswered

Those who insist that Bigfoot is a real, living, breathing,creature always seem to ignore common sense questions and by ignoring the elephant in the room, they have created a perception that those who believe in Bigfoot are nothing more than daydreamers, who do not live in the real world with the rest of us. This perception whether fair or unfair has kept them in the minority and until logical answers are delivered, the minority they will remain.

The most obvious question would be why is every photograph or footage of Bigfoot blurry? As many times as this creature has supposedly been spotted wouldn't it make sense that someone would have been able to get an up close encounter with visual proof of its existence? In this day and age people masterfully take pictures and videos of their daily lives but can't seem to capture an eight-foot tall, hairy beast, without it looking like something a five year old would accidentally capture while trying to figure out how to use their parents new iPhone. Plus, we live in a society where most of us carry their phones on them 24/7 with the capability to snap a quick photo or video in a little over a second. Surely by now someone would have a reliable, form of photographic evidence if it did exist.

Another question that seems to elude Bigfoot hunters is how does an eight-foot tall, 800-900-pound creature not destroy its habitat along with everything in it. After all the calories it would need to sustain itself for one day would probably equal the same amount that humans consume in a week. For it to survive it would have to be a constant eating machine and if it was a predator the damage it would cause on the population of its prey would be astronomical. Which leads me to the next question. If this creature is as those who have seen it portray it to be, it would not be fast enough to catch prey. To move through the forest with such an enormous body would clearly frighten away anything in a mile radius and according to eye witnesses it also has an atrocious smell that would make it hard to sneak up on its prey.

Then there is the question of why has their never been a dead body found of the creature. Bigfoot hunters say that this is because other predators get to it before we do but if that was the case, how come do those who live in rural areas come across dead bodies of other creatures? Skeletal remains of such a large animal should be found on a daily basis, just as other skeletal remains are found on a daily basis.

Does Bigfoot Exist?

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Should We Take Bigfoot Seriously?

Scientists seem to live in their own little bubble believing what they choose to believe, while disregarding differing pieces of evidence as hoaxes or flawed information. After all, any credible scientist would be risking his reputation if he kept an open mind on something like Bigfoot. Unfortunately, it seems today, that if something doesn't fit in their evolutionary theory, they almost always dismiss it and if that doesn't work, they run a smear campaign against anyone who supports the idea of it. One doesn't have to be a believer in Bigfoot, to believe that we all should have an open mind about things we can't rule out with 100% certainty. There are hundreds of sightings reported each year and to dismiss that there is a real possibility that most of these people saw exactly what they thought they saw would be of the utmost hubris. Instead, of blowing it off as pseudoscience, those in the scientific community should embrace the challenge of figuring out once and for all if there really is an unknown species lurking in the woods across the world. Sadly, since evolution has transformed into a religion, few will stray from its doctrine; making it almost impossible to discover new things outside the box from which most scientists now have their heads firmly planted.

I along with most people want to believe in Big Foot and while I have my doubts I will not dismiss it altogether. It would be foolish to do so. However, until I see actual proof of the creature I will continue watching shows like Finding Big Foot with a skeptical mind. Whether you believe that Big Foot exists or not one thing you have to admit that the entertainment value of the show is through the roof. Yes, it is absurd and at times mind numbingly idiotic but it sure beats watching 99.9% of the other reality show garbage that Hollywood dishes out on what appears to be a daily basis.


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    • vespawoolf profile image


      4 years ago from Peru, South America

      My feelings are very similar to yours on Bigfoot. My biggest question is why are all the photographs blurry? Why is there no evidence? But I also believe there are undiscovered species and some could be very elusive. I enjoyed your analysis. Thanks!

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      Carrie Lee Night 

      4 years ago from Northeast United States

      Brett Hoover: I hold a dim flame of hope that such a creature exists; sadly there has not been enough creditable evidence to support it. I still think it is fun to imagine it. Great points you made about the ecosystem. Have a happy New Year! :)

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      Brett Hoover 

      4 years ago from Livingston

      I hope someday we are definitively able to answer the question of Bigfoot's existence once and for all or at least explain what everyone has been seeing all these years.

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      Elsie Hagley 

      4 years ago from New Zealand

      Interesting I was like Jodah, I didn't answer the question because I really don't know if I believe it or not.

      I had a teenage boy staying with me when my children were teens, they went to stay up the mountain for a night, this boy swears he saw Bigfoot, but I think because they had been talking about it around the campfire that night, that he had been dreaming about it. Any way he never stay on the mountain that night, he returned back to our place, left the others up the mountain and slept in his bed, he never ever did return to the mountain, still swears he saw Bigfoot up there, but who knows he may have.

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      4 years ago

      I spend a lot of time in nature , in northern New England and have never even heard anything out of normalcy in the woods , never seen anything that couldn't be explained , slept in the wilds for hundreds, maybe thousands ,of nights . Nope -no creatures out there !

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      Brett Hoover 

      4 years ago from Livingston

      Where I live in the piney woods of East Texas people see this creature all the time and most of these people are credible people who know the creatures that inhabit these woods and most of the sightings have been in broad daylight. So the chances of misidentification are slim to none. Too many people have seen it for it to be nothing more than a hoax. So I do believe that there is something but what that something is, is up for debate.

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      4 years ago from United States

      My wife and I saw one in 1980 on a country road that passed within a few feet of our car early one morning. There are unexplained creatures out there and one day we may prove that they are there.

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      Thomas Byers 

      4 years ago from East Coast , United States

      People can say what they want to but I and a friend saw one crossing a country road in March of 2011 and it was a real creature and not a man in a suit. I saw its very dirty butt crease and its male parts hanging down. It screamed at me and snarled and I was there on the road about 27 foot from it. We saw it on Golden Valley Church Road in Western North Carolina and it was indeed a very real creature. It ran up the side of a mountain faster than any deer than I've ever seen.

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      4 years ago

      I love the idea of Bigfoot, but I fear it is indeed just an idea. I have the same feelings about LochNess....fabulous concept, but unlikely. Saying that you never know, maybe one day some evidence will turn up that turns it all upside down! I enjoyed this Hub, well-written and interesting - thank you for sharing!

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      4 years ago

      Big foot ? Where's the DNA , in an old rotten hide left in a den , in a clump of hair from a barbed wire fence , in the bones found in a cave , in the place where he slept by the river , in anything ? Anywhere at all .

      Why do we have these obsessive needs to invent something so scientifically unlikely ?

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      4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      he is too scary. If he is friendly, maybe people can accept big foot.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hey Brett, interesting hub. I couldn't answer the poll because I honestly don't know. It is extremely doubtful (as you say clear photos or skeletal remains should exist) but anything is possible.Like the "Loch Ness Monster" and in Australia "the Yowie" there wil always be people who believe or want to believe they exist. I love this paragraph "Sadly, since evolution has transformed into a religion, few will stray from its doctrine; making it almost impossible to discover new things outside the box from which most scientists now have their heads firmly planted." This is oh so true. Voted up and shared.


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