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Polls

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Poll # 8 – Do you think that the names of known hoaxers should be posted publically?

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Hoaxing has always been a major problem in bigfoot / sasquatch research. Whether it wastes legitimate researchers time, floods databases with useless information or destroys relationships and reputations hoaxing has many negative aspects.

In the field of sasquatch research where your reputation is your standing in the community hoaxing continues to be a concern.

By | March 9th, 2009|Polls, Uncategorized|9 Comments

Poll and more polls

The reader response to posting of the first 7 polls has been overwhelming. Polls are a great way to “feel” the pulse of the bigfoot community.  I have several new blog posts on what I am seeing in people’s responses.  If you have not voted in all of the first 7 polls please take a few moments and vote. Just click on each one of the links below.   Thanks, Stan

Poll # 1 – How far do you live from sasquatches?

Poll # 2 – How many sasquatches inhabit the United States and Canada?

Poll # 3 – What category do you think best describes Bigfoot?

Poll # 4 – How much time do you spend in the field squatchin?

Poll # 5 – What percentage of people who have had a sighting actually report it?

Poll # 6 – What is your preferred name for the North American giant biped?

Poll # 7 – What percentage of squatches are ever seen by a human?

By | February 28th, 2009|Polls|Comments Off on Poll and more polls

Poll # 7 What percentage of squatches are ever seen by a human?

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This is a another very difficult question to answer. It is something we will never know for sure but still interesting to think about. The amount of reports of questionable activity is very high compared to someone actually seeing a squatch. Please vote!

By | February 21st, 2009|Polls|1 Comment

Poll # 6 What is your preferred name for the North American giant biped?

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There are dozens, if not hundreds, of names for Bigfoot/Sasquatch.  Most regions and Native American groups have their own name for this giant biped.  I could not include every local name is this poll but please vote for your favorite out of this listing.

By | February 14th, 2009|Polls|2 Comments

Poll # 5 What percentage of people who have had a sighting actually report it to a bigfoot organization?

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I hear about many sightings and suspected bigfoot activity.  Many of these folks just want to get some feedback about their experiences.  They do not want to formally submit their reports. To submit a report seems to mean that the witness has come to some sort of grips with their own experience.  They no longer can brush it off as being nothing or an over active imagination.

But the importance of a published report also is that other readers are able to compare notes and perhaps be persuaded to post their own sighting.  Especially important is a report from a new county.  New county reports often bring other reports from the same area.

By | February 8th, 2009|Polls|5 Comments

Poll # 4 How much time do you spend in the field squatchin?

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Knowing that everyone has obligations with work and family I thought it would still be interesting to see how much time researchers try to get out and look for evidence.

By | January 30th, 2009|Polls|2 Comments

Poll # 3 What category do you think best describes Bigfoot?

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Writing by Minister_of_Information

Pongid Bigfoot
Pongid Bigfoot is the prevailing paradigm, that espoused by John Green, Rene Dahinden, Grover Krantz, and Jeff Meldrum. The characteristics of Pongid Bigfoot are:

* Descendant of Gigantopithecus blacki, generally a more distant relation of mankind than chimpanzees and bonobos
* Extremely rare, presumably endangered
* Restricted in range to the montane Pacific Northwest (including portions of Canada)
* Solitary
* Ape-like in intelligence and behavior
* Share few behavioral traits with humans
* Incapable of language or proto-language
* Generalized omnivore with heavy reliance on forage
* DNA samples from hair and scat are difficult or impossible to obtain
* Elusiveness explained by extreme rarity, nocturnal lifestyle, and a retiring temperment
* Preferred method of scientific documentation is capture or kill
* Genuine evidence of Bigfoot is rare, with hoaxing both ubiquitous and insidious within the body of evidence
* Supporters of this theory tend to be more skeptical of new evidence and less certain that Bigfoot exists

Hominid Bigfoot

Hominid Bigfoot is a minority view, espoused by Bayonev et al. The characteristics of Hominid Bigfoot are:

* Part of the hominid line, perhaps as closely related to mankind as Homo heidlebergensis
* Cunningly elusive rather than rare
* Ubiquitous across North America
* Social, but with solitary periods during the life cycle, especially for males
* Human-like in intelligence and behavior
* Share many behavioral traits with mankind with the notable exception of a technological culture
* Capable of language / proto-language, often thought to speak Native American tongues
* Specialized omnivore with heavy reliance on socially cooperative hunting
* DNA samples from hair and scat closely resemble human “contamination”
* Elusiveness explained by human-like intelligence and cunning, nocturnal lifestyle, retiring temperment, and possible culture-of-concealment which includes the active concealment of sign
* Preferred method of scientific documentation is habituation
* Genuine evidence of Bigfoot is more common than assumed by the Pongid camp, and hoaxing is a minor annoyance rather than a signficant problem
* Supporters of this theory tend to be less skeptical of new evidence and more certain that Bigfoot exists

Paranormal Bigfoot

Paranormal Bigfoot is a minority view, espoused by Jon-Erik Beckjord et al. The characteristics of Paranormal Bigfoot are:

* Uncertain lineage accompanied by possible alien genetic manipulation
* Extra-dimensional rather than necessarily rare
* Ubiquitous across an unknown range
* Social but with unknown aspects
* More than human intelligence
* Share behavioral traits with alien “grays”
* Capable of language and mental telepathy
* Unknown survival economy
* DNA manipulated by aliens
* Elusiveness explained by ability to shift dimensions and/or interact with UFOs
* Preferred method of scientific documentation is recognition that Bigfoot is a higher order being than mankind and the question of documentation is irrelevant
* Difficult to quantify the attitudes of the supporters regarding new evidence, except that they feel that the other camps are extremely misguided

Psychic / Imaginary Bigfoot

Psychic / Imaginary Bigfoot is a minority view, albeit one which seems to occupy a lot of space within the old guard of mainstream science. The characteristics of Psychic / Imaginary Bigfoot are:

* Not a physical entity
* The phenomenon is psychic or imagined in origin
* Reports are evidence of mass delusion
* BF characteristics are projected reflections of our ‘inner wildman’
* Physical evidence is wholly hoaxed or the result of wishful thinking
* Preferred method of documentation is evidence of mental instability and/or charlatanism among witnesses
* New evidence is yet more fakery or wishful thinking

By | January 21st, 2009|Polls|4 Comments

Poll # 2 – How many sasquatches inhabit the United States and Canada?

There are just so many things we do not know about squatches. One interest I have always had is population studies. Whether birds or mammals I have always been amazed how living populations tend to stay stable.

Please take the time to vote in this poll, I am very interesting in your opinions!

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By | January 10th, 2009|Polls|6 Comments

Poll # 1 – How far do you live from sasquatches?

Just for fun I thought it would be interesting to see how far researchers think they live from these elusive nocturnal bipeds. Since bigfoot / sasquatches have been reported in 49 states and most Canadian provinces it is apparent that their distribution is much greater than once thought.

So please vote!

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By | January 1st, 2009|Polls|8 Comments