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Controversy of the Bigfoot Snowman “Yeti”

Controversy of the Bigfoot Snowman YetiPeople on every continent have claimed to have seen the footprints of a large man like the mythological creature we call Bigfoot. In British Columbia, Canada, he is called Sasquatch; in the Himalayas of Asia he is called Yeti or the Abominable Snowman. The Amazon people call him Mapingauri. These myths gained little media attention until Roger Patterson took 24 feet of 16mm color film of a Bigfoot walking in the forest on October 20, 1967, near California’s Bluff Creek Valley just north of Willow Creek. Roger had become fascinated with Bigfoot after reading a press report earlier in the year. His friend Bob Gimlin was with him. The 24 feet of movie film were a big hit with the media. Click on the image to see an enlargement of a man in an ape costume.

There have been many reports of large footprints and sightings of a large manlike, hairy creature near Mount Everest in the Himalayas. Footprints were seen by Sir Edmund Hillary and his crew during his historic climb in 1953.

These reports draw lots of media attention but lack any substance. Many facts reveal that these reports are hoaxes and jokes perpetrated for fun, money and fame.

Bigfoot Confession – “In 2004, Greg Long claimed that the Bigfoot in the Patterson film is indeed a man in a gorilla suit, but the man is Bob Heironimus, a retired Pepsi bottler from Yakima, Washington, and the suit was made in North Carolina for Patterson by a man named Philip Morris.” The Skeptics Dictionary. Bob Gimlin has also confessed that the Bigfoot movie was a fake. The media still keep running the Patterson movie over and over and present the documentary as if the story were true. They never give up even when true confessions about the hoax are presented.

Abominable Snowman Confession – Sir Edmund Hillary was asked about the giant footprints during the 50th anniversary celebration of his historic ascent of Mount Everest. In reference to someone else on the expedition Hillary laughed as he stated, “Oh, he could do something like that.” Hillary was politely acknowledging that the tracks were a hoax. Yet the media keeps talking about the Abominable Snowman as if such a creature really existed.

Impossible Subsistence – An ape creature as described could not survive in the Himalayas. There is very little vegetation consisting only of sparse grasses. Therefore, the creature would have to be a carnivore, but he couldn’t survive as a carnivore. The creature could not run fast enough to catch a mountain sheep or a snow leopard, and no other food source is available.

Propagation Limitations – The Bigfoot creatures could not survive anyplace on Earth in such small numbers. A mating pair could only reproduce one offspring per year. The survival rate for the infants would be very small. A community of creatures would simply go extinct. Scientists have discovered this fact with real species once they cross over a threshold of few numbers.

No Bodies and No Bones – The backwoods of North America swarms with hikers, loggers and hunters that should have discovered dwelling sites, bones and bodies if Bigfoot were real, but he is not. These reported sightings are all hoaxes for fun, money and fame.

Cameras in space satellites orbiting the earth can take pictures with enough detail to read the license number on a car, but they cannot find the abominable snowman in the Himalayas trudging around in the snow. They can’t find tracks either because the abominable snowman does not exist and never did.

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October 3, 2008 - Posted by | Historic Controversies, Science | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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