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This thread has totally delivered. Several HoF posts here. We often joke about it but this is a true five star thread.
post #182 of 743
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This thread has totally delivered. Several HoF posts here. We often joke about it but this is a true five star thread.

Agreed. Reminds me of when I worked as an overnight security guard to pay my way through college. I would listen to Art Bell and Coast to Coast to stay awake. Bigfoot was discussed many times on that show, but I think the level of crazed support for a fictitious creature shown in this thread is even better.
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Coast to Coast was fantastic. I spent many evenings with it on in the background to listen to the crazies.
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Coast to Coast was fantastic. I spent many evenings with it on in the background to listen to the crazies.

During Art Bell's tenure it was the most entertaining radio ever. Pound for pound there were more crazies on that show than on Howard Stern.
post #185 of 743
I remember Art Bell. A friend's wife used to listen to him and that's how I first heard him. I could only do 15 or 20 minutes but the mutts that would call that show were very special mutts.
post #186 of 743
Do you remember when he took that extended break from the show and then returned? I remember him being vague about the reasons why and it played nicely into the whole conspiracy narrative around the show.

Non of the other hosts match up and the whole show lost something when he finally did retire. It's been more then a few years since I tuned in, but it looks as if it's still on the air. http://www.coasttocoastam.com/
post #187 of 743
I remember the guy claiming to have worked in Area 51 that called in. Years and years ago this was. He started out calm, got all worked up, and then the station went off the air for several minutes...then he called back. The conspiracy theory is it wasn't the same guy.
post #188 of 743
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No accounts, just surmise on my part. The chimps have well developed social cooperation and a degree of tool use. The BFs are usually just described as stomping around in solitary grandeur, not doing much of anything.

Maybe on episodes of the 6 Million Dollar Man. I'd be very surprised if there were anything but a complex social structure. Also, many sighting reports are of more than one.

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"Evolved to stay hidden and out of sight"? Out of sight of...what? If they are exist, they are the real "800-pound gorilla." As I said before, if real, they would have no natural enemies to speak of. Do you ever consider the contradictions here? BFs are so shy and elusive that no wildlife camera has ever gotten a picture of one (an indisputable one, anyway), yet they are so bold and unafraid of man that they engage in dumpster diving! They are super-predators, fast enough to run down and grab deer, strong enough to pull down moose, yet not a single one has ever taken to man-eating. Curious that!

Evolved to stay hidden may not be the phrasing I was looking for. Maybe expert at hiding for hunting purposes. Tigers have no predators and they are virtually impossible to find in the wild.

It possible a human has been taken and eaten, who knows. I think its likely we're a threat.

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My Native American kinsmen revered all kinds of strange spirits and supernatural beings. Doesn't make them real. When I was talking to an indian girl on the Hoopa reservation about BFs years ago, she looked as me as if I were a total nut case. From her perspective, she was probably right. A little later, a white boy in Bluff Creek told me all his indian friends were very contemptuous of the notion that BFs existed.


There are ancient native american artifacts which depict bigfoot in an anatomically accurate way. Also, its tribe to tribe in terms of exposure/belief.
post #189 of 743
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Agreed. Reminds me of when I worked as an overnight security guard to pay my way through college. I would listen to Art Bell and Coast to Coast to stay awake. Bigfoot was discussed many times on that show, but I think the level of crazed support for a fictitious creature shown in this thread is even better.

That show is un-listenable. Unfortunately, shows like that make the topic radioactive to most scientists.

I get that you are trying to humiliate me, Harvey. Having put my case forward to this extent, do you really think I care? So what I hope/believe Bigfoot is real, and that I believe irrefutable evidence will eventually emerge?

Most folks posting are disagreeing but at least having some fun with it. And I started the thread knowing what I was getting into. This thread is good fodder for the fora, so try joining in without being so mean spirited about it.
post #190 of 743
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That show is un-listenable. Unfortunately, shows like that make the topic radioactive to most scientists.

laugh.gif Yeah, it's a radio show scaring off the scientists from finding BF.
post #191 of 743
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What're the odds of finding a T-Rex skeleton from 300 million years ago?

Not too great, nobody's found a complete T Rex skeleton yet (according to wikipedia)

From Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrannosaurus
More than 30 specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex have been identified, some of which are nearly complete skeletons. Soft tissue and proteins have been reported in at least one of these specimens. The abundance of fossil material has allowed significant research into many aspects of its biology, including life history and biomechanics.

Also, to give some idea why this is so:

From Bill Bryson's a Short History of Nearly Everything:

1. It isn't easy to become a fossil

"It isn't easy to become a fossil… Only about one bone in a billion, it is thought, becomes fossilized. If that is so, it means that the complete fossil legacy of all the Americans alive today - that's 270 million people with 206 bones each - will only be about 50 bones, one-quarter of a complete skeleton. That's not to say, of course, that any of these bones will ever actually be found. Bearing in mind that they can be buried anywhere within an area of slighly over 9.3 million square kilometres, little of which will ever be turned over, much less examined, it would be something of a miracle if they ever were”

Happy to be contributing to a 5 star thread!
post #192 of 743
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Evolved to stay hidden may not be the phrasing I was looking for. Maybe expert at hiding for hunting purposes. Tigers have no predators and they are virtually impossible to find in the wild.

Tell that to Jim Corbett! "Virtually impossible to find in the wild"? A century ago their range extended from eastern Turkey and the Caucasus to Bali; it covered most of the Russian Far East, Korea, large parts of China and Central Asia. They have been extirpated over most of that area, almost totally by human persecution. Somebody must have done a pretty good job of "finding them in the wild"!
post #193 of 743
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I get that you are trying to humiliate me, Harvey.

You're doing a good enough job on your own.
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Having put my case forward to this extent, do you really think I care? So what I hope/believe Bigfoot is real, and that I believe irrefutable evidence will eventually emerge?
Most folks posting are disagreeing but at least having some fun with it. And I started the thread knowing what I was getting into. This thread is good fodder for the fora, so try joining in without being so mean spirited about it.

Actually agree with this. But you have to expect at least one person to call you an idiot. If a poster showed up posting about how he believed in the tooth fairy, the same would result. Or hell, just go into one of the monthly atheism threads.
post #194 of 743
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You're doing a good enough job on your own.
Actually agree with this. But you have to expect at least one person to call you an idiot. If a poster showed up posting about how he believed in the tooth fairy, the same would result. Or hell, just go into one of the monthly atheism threads.

Where people get called idiots for believing in the tooth fairy, good point. smile.gif
Edited by Fang66 - 12/6/12 at 5:10pm
post #195 of 743
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You're doing a good enough job on your own.

Ya ya, everyone knows you're one of the cool kids and I'm an easy target. Move on.

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Actually agree with this. But you have to expect at least one person to call you an idiot. If a poster showed up posting about how he believed in the tooth fairy, the same would result. Or hell, just go into one of the monthly atheism threads.

Fine, but over and over again? His posts in this thread and that old man Piobaire are really just a proxy for their political arguments. If I was spouting the Limbaugh, they'd show appropriate boundaries. Pio is on ignore and knows it, yet he still trolls me around the fora with his petty insults and accusations of stupidity when I misspell a word or don't use perfect grammar, and god forbid someone post in one of his precious threads without his nod. Harvey wont be long before ignore, especially since he insinuated I was a pedophile the other day.

I appreciate your point, but you are missing the bigger picture. They are showing hate because I don't share their political views. Just read CE, you'll see it. Pio the Mighty called for my banning the other day.

Anyway, other than a few assholes, the thread has actually prospered.
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