|Posted by Exploring The Unexplained on December 27, 2010 at 11:39 PM||comments (1)|
There have been thousands of reported Sasquatch sightings over the last two hundred years and possibly thousands of unreported sightings as well. In most cases witnesses observed large footprints left behind by these bipedal animals. If you look at the anatomical characteristics and behaviour of the Sasquatch, there is NO denying that this magnificent creature is closely related to the Great apes of Africa and Asia.
I believe that Sasquatch does exist and is a North American Great Ape. The reason science has yet to classify Sasquatch as an extant animal, is because the mass media has turned it into a scientific taboo. Scientists are afraid to lose credibility and risk their careers by attaching their names to a subject considered to be "pseudoscience". This has lead to major setbacks in the scientific examination of evidence. There are very few labs willing to test DNA samples and fewer Scientists willing to examine trace evidence, such as cast footprints. This has made proving the existence of a Great Ape in North America very difficult. There is only a handful of Scientists who research this subject and at their own expense, with limited resources and at risk to their reputations. If there were more Scientists dedicated to the pursuit of the truth about the Sasquatch, classification might have come decades ago.
The Mass Media began publishing stories about encounter with unknown hairy man-like creatures back in the 1800's. Close-minded Newspaper Editors made Sasquatch out to be myth, impossible creatures, monsters and hallucinations of "hill folk" who drink too much home brew.
After his dealth in 2002 family members of Ray wallace, a road construction foreman, claimed that all the Sasquatch tracks found in the 1960's and 70's igniting the "bigfoot" controversy in the United States, were hoaxed by Wallace. They displayed carved wooden Sasquatch feet to the Media as proof of the hoax. The feet were crude impressions with square and rectangular toes. Those wooden feet were given as explanation for the dozens of tracks of different sizes found in remote areas and varying in detail, throughout the Pacific northwest. Even though this hoax story was more unbelievable than a Great Ape living in North America, the Media took it and ran with it.
The following are some of the headlines the Mass Media printed following the Wallace hoax claim:
Man credited with igniting Bigfoot legend dies at 84. (Salem, Oregon - Statesman)
Originator of Bigfoot hoax dies; family fesses up. (Oakland, California - Tribune)
Bigfoot: It's a hoax. (Sydney, Australia - Morning Herald)
Man who claims Bigfoot legend dies. (Associated press)
Footprints big but 42-year Bigfoot hoax even larger. (London telegraph and Vancouver B.C. sun)
Bigfoot joke took on life of it's own. (Toronto national post)
The reason that the Media has turned Sasquatch into a cultural phenomona and scientific taboo, is because like everyone, they have a problem believing in what is unknown to them. A few close-minded Editors spread their message of non-belief to thousands of impressional minds. People tend to believe in what ever the Media tells us to. Think of how different things would be if the Media would have portrayed the Sasquatch as a Great Ape of North America, as it should be!