Monday, May 4, 2015

The Bigfoot Skeptic

Mitchell Waite

Many people do not believe in Bigfoot, and are very sure of it’s non existence. Most of these skeptics are not even willing to go into the field to see for themselves, but are convinced by what science, friends, relatives, and other skeptic tell them. However, there are a few who are willing to take the bold step of taking a trip into Bigfoot territory even if it is to try to prove the guide is “six marbles short of a dozen.” But, what happens when the skeptic is confronted with hard evidence they find in the field?

Such was the case in early September of 2009. A field trip was put together to do some research on a nest which was previously located by the guide. This nest construction was monitored over a period of a month starting with the harvesting of small branches which had green leaves. When this first step was noticed, the forest floor was covered with the branches almost as if rogue squirrels went on a branch harvesting binge. Two weeks later, the branches were gone. A week later, the branches were found under a blue spruce tree stacked in a pile eight feet long, four feet wide, and two feet thick. It was a bed. The spruce tree gave perfect shelter from the elements, and kept the bed secluded from any on-lookers.
The trip into the spruce tree in early September was to follow up on any changes. The group of three humans made it to the area by car and hiked down the hill to a nearby creek. Approximately one hundred yards down the creek the tree was located. The bed was there and it had been used. Next to the bed was a deer carcass which had been processed. All the meat was gone along with the skull. The hide had been pulled off the body down to the hind haunches. All innards were gone. The skeleton was intact, and the bones had not been chewed. This was not the typical predator kill.
As the group studied the area, a footprint was located. It was in the soft dirt near an opening under the branches. It was human like in shape, but the size was all wrong. The print was nearly 17 inches in length. The skeptic of the group got a firsthand look at the print and even got to touch the toe prints and count the toes. The skeptic did not say much, but was in a hurry to leave, and never would return again.

This seems to be typical of a hard skeptic. They never admit they were wrong or utter a word of vindication to the believers. They just go silent.

Bed, deer carcass, and footprint under the tree