There is a Yeti in the back of everyone’s mind; only the blessed are not haunted by it. ~ old sherpa saying

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I Know It's Pointless, But . . .

I was lurking on the James Randi forum, where there are several new threads about Bigfoot. Maybe sometime I'll get around to linking to them all, or at the least, posting the titles, but I got bored with that at around number 37. Anyway, while surfing through the threads over there, noticed a discussion on a combined thread on Sylvia Browne and Bigfoot. That's weird enough, but what got my attention was the blatant "people who believe in Bigfoot are nuts" refrain. Nothing new there of course. One poster commented that many otherwise smart, sane people for some reason believe Bigfoot exists, and this is baffling.

The skeptics go on about no proof, and lousy evidence. But I always wonder about the fact that people say they've seen a Bigfoot. Forget about proof; and just go with the anecdotal evidence. Relax, and listen. When someone you know is "sane," and "smart," and who knows damn well what a bear looks like, etc. and tells you they saw a Bigfoot -- what then? You have little choice here: the person has suddenly gone insane, or is lying. I suppose a third option would be a hoax; the poor witness was a victim of a prankster walking around in a Bigfoot suit. But at a certain point, the so-called rational explanations become irrational.

I know several witnesses who are average people, sane, smart, know the area, know the woods, and they've seen a Bigfoot. They're not lying. I doubt they're mentally unstable. And I also doubt that, in the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere, someone decided to lug a Bigfoot suit out there and put it on just to scare them.

At some point, you have to have the intelligence to at least say "I don't know" instead of calling Bigfoot witnesses fruitcakes and losers.

Bigfoot and UFOs;

One of my personal favorite high strangeness topics, Bigfoot-UFO encounters, is discussed in this 8 part video series. Bigfoot-UFO researcher George Lutz gets candid - an 8-part video interview by Roger Marsh, with interview of George Lutz, and the:
The Uniontown UFO-Bigfoot account from October 25, 1973 is one of the most fascinating paranormal investigations of the 20th century. Multiple witnesses reported observing a UFO land on a farm - and soon after - two Bigfoot creatures were seen nearby. Additional witnesses recount the glowing piece of land where the craft came down and other paranormal phenomena. Investigator George Lutz reflects back on the 35th anniversary in this firsthand video account of what happened that night.

Monday, December 8, 2008

High Strangeness Deer Photos

On the Coast to Coast site, three very weird photographs of a dead deer atop a telephone pole. This is very odd: who put it there, and why? If it's a human action, the only reason that makes sense is a sick one; some creep thinking this was amusing or something. You can see the photos here. As weird as this is, I remember coming across other stories along these lines but don't recall where. The brief article that accompanies the photos link to Linda Howe's Earthfiles site for more.

And there is also the very eerie photo of three deer looking into the camera, with two glowing red orbs above. Assuming it isn't faked; photo shopped or something, it's very mysterious. If it is faked, it's still creepy looking.