Originally Posted by idfnl
To some this is religious.
A lot of truth in that. I think Bigfoot answers the need for a mysterious "other" that many seem to psychically crave. If they were ever verified as actual animals, I am not sure they would be much more interesting than gorillas or chimps (both of which are very interesting animals, to be sure), However, the mystery would be gone.
I have long made the observation that when modern culture, by and large, threw the saints, angels, demons and devils of traditional religion out the window, they came right back through the door as Bigfoots, space aliens and the like.