~ "I wish to express my indebtedness to explorers, zoologist, animal collectors, writters, and romantic souls of the past who have in lesser or greater degree laid the groundwork for cryptozoology." - Dr. Roy P. Mackal ~
Monday, November 12, 2012
Bigfoot and the Paranormal
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Bigfoot and the paranormal is one of largest taboo topic in cryptozoology today. Either you beleive that bigfoot has paranormal abilitys two examples been able to teleport to other dinemintions. People point to the fact of footprints trails suddenly comming to a end in the snow and is proff of bigfoot teleporting. The other example is a connection with UFO such reports are not new but go's back 200 years to indian ledgands. The Gabrielno indians of Southern Califorina believed in the existence of towis or takwis, a giant hairy cannibal, who was associated with bright flashes of light and flying luminescent balls. On the other side bigfoot resarchers beleive that bigfoot is flesh and blood animal, and has no paranormal ability. When reports oe evidence points to the paranormal activity and bigfoot. The resarcher will not write down any reports, or record the evidence. They will also not read reports in ther area of resarch. If we are ever going to prove or refute that bigfoot is a biological species we need to change the way we look at bigfoot in the paranormal context.
This is shown in the overall process of cryptozoology, why we need to change are thinking. the overall process is.
1. Recognize a cryptid
2.Gather information on cryptid along with information pertiment to enviromental and ecological characters. 3.Determine a means of obtaining suffient physical evidence to confirm or refute the existence of a previously unknown biological species.
So far we have recognize a cryptid "bigfoot" but when it comes to step two we either don't record all the information avaliable.Or we jump to conclusion with no hard evidence to back up the oppion. Both of this lead us to missing information available so that we can use to determine a means of obtaining suffient phsical evidence.Such if we look at are two examples of bigfoot and paranormal ability.1.Footprints trails disapearing in the snow and 2.Bigfoot and a UFO connection. Starting with the first exampe we see with information gathering shows that some bigfoot trails suddenly disapear with out a trace, or stop suddenly. Such as tracks being followed in the snow and in the nmiddle of a open field disappearing. So with several reports available with this same pattern we can move on to. Examine all the evidence left behind critically not to force a conclucion but to establish a baseline of facts upon further resarch can depend. Been footprints a simple formula is either some of the footprints are feal or all are fake. The footprints are the fact of the matter. These can be treated scientifically for a couple of reasons: first you can measure and record them, and second other people can look at the imprints as well.
After examing several of this tracks to determine if they may be real. We move to step three to determine a means of obtainning suffient physical evidence. We see that this pattern of foot prints been able to disappear isa known fact within the animal kingdom bear biologist Gary Alts first documented this in Ursus americanus (Black Bear). He notice that when U.americanus (Black Bear) where been track they would back track in there own foot steps. So with understanding how animals does this and why we can apply this to field work. When comming up to a track way it should be marked on a map, GPS ect. then not followed but best determing a direction with cover that would keep a animal elusive and well hidden. We might have been closer to a Bigfoot than we have ever relized. Looking at our second example of Bigfoot and a UFO connection we see some reports contain sighting of Bigfoot seen with lights. This is not associated in any zoological liteature but experiments by the US military and others indicate that infrasound has a profound psychological and physical effects one of them been visual hallucinations. They is no way of knowing this one for sure but Bigfoot resarchers have shown bigfoot might use infrosound. Which seems to be a good hypothesis to test. The most common use of infosound being, used a communication. Using communication as a possible starting point for uptaining phsical evidence. Looking to eyewitness accounts.One vocalization attributed to sasquatch are whistles. Whistling plays an important role in human communicate the practice is found in cultures where individuals are often isolated from one another,and are most often used in mountainous regions or dense forest. These conditions seem to parrallel those attributed to the behavior and habitat of Bigfoot, and suggest that Whisting would be a very appropriate form of communication for a solitary primate in mountains covered in dense forest.
Using the casoware as a archtype 'Casuarius spp. (Cassowary) calls at such low frequencies are probably idea for communication among widely dipersed solitary cassowaries in dense rainforest," Published in the Auk. A hypthosis to test would be using a call blasting technique with sound recording of a whistle starting at 23 Hz then slowly moving up to 32Hz.
When it comes to recording eyewithesis reports we should not exclude any paranormal reports from bigfoot resarch database.
I will leave you with the words of John Mackinnon from his book in search of the Red ape. "Excellent pioneer field studies had already been carried out on the gorilla and gibion. but the other ape, the orangutan, remained something ofan enigma. Several expeditions had attempted to learn about this rare and elusive creature but, apart from Barbara Harrisson's work with captive animals, little was known about its behaviour and social organisation in the wild."