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How the Mass Media has turned Sasquatch into a myth.

Posted by Exploring The Unexplained on December 27, 2010 at 11:39 PM Comments 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!




Why do we let Hollywood shape our beliefs?

Posted by Exploring The Unexplained on October 26, 2010 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Why do we base our beliefs on what we see in the movies?

I think movies are the worst thing to ever happen to Ghosts and Cryptids. We watch movies that show Ghosts and Sasquatches as blood thirsty monsters that stalk people for the purpose of killing them in a horrific manner.

I have asked all my students in my Ghost Hunting course why they are so scared of ghosts, they all say the same thing:

"Because ghosts are scary".

I then ask them why ghosts are so scary, and they all respond:

"Because that is what they are like in the movies".

I do not fear ghosts. There is no reason to. I respect them as I do all humans, because that is how I see them. I see ghost as humans in another form. You have more reason to fear living humans, than you do the deceased ones. A ghost will not hurt or kill you for your money, property or because you looked at them the wrong way.

It is human nature to fear what we don't understand, but would it not be more wise to fear what we know is a real danger?

I think we could learn so much more about the unexplained, if we could master our fear. Imagine that you see a ghost standing right infront of you, instead of running or closing your eyes and praying that the apparition leaves you alone, you ask it questions and learn as much as you can. It could change everything we know ( or think we know ) about what happens to us after death.

I grew up fearing ghosts and the strange things they do. Some times I was terrified at the idea of dead people walking the halls of my childhood home, but now I get excited. The more I learn, the less I fear the strange things I see and hear. My passion for truth fuels my desire to conquer my fear and keeps me searching for answers.

I challenge everyone out there to throw away everything you have learned about in movies and learn from your own personal experiences, you may be surprised by how the things you use to fear now seem silly...

or maybe it's just me.