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View Poll Results: Does bigfoot exist?
Yes 6 27.27%
No 6 27.27%
maybe 3 13.64%
Stop bogarting and pass the bowl dude. 7 31.82%
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:04 PM
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Is Bigfoot real?

I'm on the fence and here's why. It does seem logical that a Bigfoot would be killed by a car or hunter by now but it is still possible for an animal to remain hidden from human eyes. Coyotes are plentiful in my area, on any given night you can hear them howling you can see coyote tracks in your yard but its still difficult to convince people that there are coyotes around their home because they are so elusive I know several mega hunters that still have not killed a coyote in 20 years of hunting because coyotes are so difficult to hunt. Even though numbers average 30 per square mile there are very few road kills.

I was hunting in British Columbia a few years ago and the Guide told me that if I see a Bigfoot not to shoot at it because the last time a hunter took a pot shot at one there camp was torn up and was was sane and serious. i asked him why he didn't go for the millions and shoot one he said that it would create way too much unwanted attention, they want hunters not scientists and expeditions in their hunting area. Of course I took it with a grain of salt.



$1 million bounty to be offered for live capture of Bigfoot

October 16, 2005

LEWISTON, Maine --A Maine scientist is preparing to release details of a $1 million reward for a photograph that leads to the live capture of Bigfoot, the abominable snowman or the Loch Ness Monster.
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Loren Coleman, a professor at the University of Southern Maine, said the bounty would be paid for by an unnamed company and that he will release more details at a cryptozoology symposium at Bates College over Halloween weekend. Cryptozoology is the scientific study of hidden, rumored or unknown animals.

"It's the time for something like this," Coleman said. "Back in the 1960s, hardly anybody was talking about this. Today, it's phenomenal."

The mysteries surrounding these creatures have long been the subject of debate.

Bigfoot, or sasquatch, is said to be a huge, hairy humanlike creature with long arms. The abominable snowman, or yeti, is a large hairy, manlike mammal reputed to live in the Himalayas. The Loch Ness Monster is a dinosaur-like creature reputed to live in a lake in Scotland.

The $1 million bounty would be paid by a company to anyone who produces a photograph that leads to the live capture of one of the three creatures, Coleman said.

"We don't want people running around with guns trying to kill something to get the money," Coleman said. "It's not a contest, either. It's a very specific bounty that depends on the permanent capture of a live specimen, with emphasis on 'live.'"

Coleman, a cryptozoologist who is considered one of the world's leading experts on Bigfoot, said he would release some details about the bounty at a Bigfoot conference over the weekend in Texas. He's saving the rest for Lewiston, where he will speak at the symposium on Oct. 28 on the Bates campus.

The three-day symposium, held at the Bates College Museum of Art, will focus on cryptozoology, science and art.

"What we like about the subject is that there is such a fine line between truth and fraud in the field, and that goes way back through history," said museum curator Mark Bessire. "We're looking at how the possibility of these beasts becomes a part of the cultural canon."

The event will include panel discussions about the science of fantastic creatures and artistic interpretations of their stories. It will feature two movies, including "The Legend of Boggy Creek," a 1972 film about a small Arkansas town terrorized by a swamp monster.

Coleman said most sightings are hoaxes, mistakes or misunderstandings. But the $1 million reward is on the level, he said.

"The company that's behind this really understands the situation," he said. "They understand the interest in the creatures and monsters that are really out there and they are willing to step forward."
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:27 PM
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Coyotes are not exactly elusive in my part of the world. I wouldn't say I see them every day, but I do see them more days than not, often walking right past my front door, sometimes in substantial groups...
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:30 PM
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Howdy MM,
I'm hanging on the fence also. We also have to find El Chupacabra. Let me have another hit.
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:36 PM
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Coyotes are not exactly elusive in my part of the world. I wouldn't say I see them every day, but I do see them more days than not, often walking right past my front door, sometimes in substantial groups...
I know what your talking about but Michigan coyotes utilize the brush and swamps and don't want any part of anyting human. Coyote hunting in Montana is nothing more than driving around and shooting them, that won't happen here since its hard to see more than 25 yards into the woods.
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:39 PM
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Howdy MM,
I'm hanging on the fence also. We also have to find El Chupacabra. Let me have another hit.

Howdy Frank,

Thanks for passing it back that El Chupacabra looks like a real PIA.
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Old 10-17-2005, 01:48 PM
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Yes they exist, my mother in law is one.
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Old 10-17-2005, 02:57 PM
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My friend swore he saw the Jersey Devil once,but it was dark and he left his camera at home.............
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Old 10-17-2005, 03:08 PM
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I think when you find one you will find Jimmy Hoffa and elvis there too....sharing a cave.
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Old 10-17-2005, 03:37 PM
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that won't happen here since its hard to see more than 25 yards into the woods.
An aerial application of Honcho Plus will fix that.

I see coyotes in town sometimes but the ones out at the farm are fast and all the way across the pasture. You'd have to be in the right place at the right time and, a dam*ed good shot to pop one.
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Old 10-17-2005, 06:06 PM
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Old 10-17-2005, 06:45 PM
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Old 10-17-2005, 10:54 PM
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Bigfoot? I thought you said Stinkfoot!

Stink-Foot

In the dark
Where all the fevers grow
Under the water
Where the shark bubbles blow
In the mornin'
By yer radio
Do the walls close in t' suffocate ya
You ain't got no friends . . .
An' all the others: they hate ya
Does the life you been livin' gotta go, hmmm?
Well, lemme straighten you out
About a place I know . . .
(Now, get yer shoes 'n socks on people,
'Cause it's right aroun' the corner!)
Out through the night
An' the whispering breezes
To the place where they keep
The Imaginary Diseases,
Out through the night
An' the whispering breezes
To the place where they keep
The Imaginary Diseases . . .

Now scientists call this stupid disease
Bromidrosis
And well they should
But us regular folks
Who might wear a tennis shoe
Or an occasional python boot
Know this exquisite little inconvenience
By the name of:
STINK FOOT
How true that is!
Y'know, my python boot was too tight
I couldn't get it off last night
A week went by, an' now it's July
I finally got that sucker off
An' my girl-friend cry
"You got STINK FOOT!
STINK FOOT, darlin'
Your STINKIN' FOOT puts the hurts on my nose!
STINK FOOT! STINK FOOT! I ain't lyin',
Can you rinse it off, d'you suppose?"
Well . . . Here Fido . . . Here Fido . . . Fido!

Fido, I asked you very specifically to please bring me the slippers
(I know you did, Frank, but I was so stoned!)
Fido, I asked you to bring me the slippers and I meant it! You did not bring them and that makes you liable to punishment, to the full extent of the law, right here live on stage in Sydney, Australia.
(Oh, hurt me, hurt me, hurt me!)
Very well, then, Fido, this is for your own good . . . Sick!
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Old 10-17-2005, 10:59 PM
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i'm really not sure about bigfoot but i voted #4 'cuz it makes me laugh
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Old 10-17-2005, 11:08 PM
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i'm really not sure about bigfoot but i voted #4 'cuz it makes me laugh
Made me visit the fridge.
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Old 10-17-2005, 11:14 PM
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Made me visit the fridge.
Ice Cream or Pie?
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