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post #436 of 743
The Sumatran Rat Monkey was the cause of the outbreak in Dead Alive. In my opinion, if there's anything living in Sumatra we should kill it. Nuke the whole country from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.
post #437 of 743
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The Sumatran Rat Monkey was the cause of the outbreak in Dead Alive. In my opinion, if there's anything living in Sumatra we should kill it. Nuke the whole country from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

You do realise that Sumatra isn't a country right? Oh I almost for got you're 'merkin of course you don't.
post #438 of 743
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You do realise that Sumatra isn't a country right? Oh I almost for got you're 'merkin of course you don't.

Good job getting the film reference.
post #439 of 743
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Good job getting the film reference.

Merkins don't make films.
post #440 of 743
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Merkins don't make films.

In this case it was a Kiwi.
post #441 of 743
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In this case it was a Kiwi.

How can they make films? They can't even pronounce the name of their own country.
post #442 of 743
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I just saw in the paper today that an episode of "Finding Bigfoot" being aired tonight deals with the Orang Pendek of Sumatra. Of all the crypto man-beasts, this one might well be a real animal. As I recall (without googling the topic), an Englishwoman with scientific credentials claimed to have seen one and said it was definitely an ape. My Dutch grandmother had lived in Sumatra with her husband, who was an army officer and a keen outdoorsman, spoke as if the Orang Pendek were a very familiar animal. However, her English was even worse than my rudimentary Dutch, so communication between us was kind of garbled, and she was rather on the dingy side anyway.

Judging by the claims of its size, its likely its is more ape than human , or even a derivative of what we know as Sasquatch with a common ancestor.

I recall reading somewhere that species with small population bases can mutate remarkably fast. It's generally environmental changes so if the migration path of the species was thru Asia to Russia and across the bearing strait then it could explain a lot.

I also lean towards more ape DNA in the orang because of the footprints and the divergent toe you see. The yeti seems to share this but to a much lesser degree, but then the Sasquatch foot looks very human. I don't recall the yowie.

Interesting how this phenomena doesn't cross into s America. I've heard of the Mapinguari which by description seems to relate to a sloth more than hominid.
post #443 of 743
^Until fairly recent years the mapinguary was always described as a sort of South American BF. It has only been lately that some people have speculated it could be a relict giant sloth, assuming it exists at all!
post #444 of 743
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http://tribune-democrat.com/latestnews/x766093648/Man-claims-he-saw-2-Bigfoot-like-creatures-on-Texas-river

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The Nederland, Texas, native visits Oak Bluff Cemetery about once a month to clean the graves of a friend and a cousin, something he has done for years without incident. But on an overcast, windless day, Arceneaux said he got the fright of his life.
post #445 of 743
^Imagine! BFs roaming around in the immediate proximity of an urban area of at least 150,000 people. They sure are sneaky. Knowing Texans as I do (I lived in the good old Lone Star State for five years), I should think some good ol' boy would surely have bagged one from his deer stand by now!

On reflection, this story is so typical of the inherent contradictions in the whole BF business. BFs are supposed to be so secretive that they are all but ubiquitous, yet undiscovered by science, yet they run around screaming and throwing stuff at people not infrequently. Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it?
Edited by JLibourel - 2/21/13 at 2:32pm
post #446 of 743
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^Imagine! BFs roaming around in the immediate proximity of an urban area of at least 150,000 people. They sure are sneaky. Knowing Texans as I do (I lived in the good old Lone Star State for five years), I should think some good ol' boy would surely have bagged one from his deer stand by now!

On reflection, this story is so typical of the inherent contradictions in the whole BF business. BFs are supposed to be so secretive that they are all but ubiquitous, yet undiscovered by science, yet they run around screaming and throwing stuff at people not infrequently. Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it?

Yelling and screaming only at people with poor marksmanship and photography skills, at that.
post #447 of 743
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Yelling and screaming only at people with poor marksmanship and photography skills, at that.

Like I said, they're smart.

Regarding the comment about hunters, my experience reading their accounts is absolute shock. The thought of lifting the rifle doesn't cross their mind. There are also accounts of shooting at one, some have even claimed a hit. Hunters actually have the most sightings.
post #448 of 743
Given that hunters not infrequently shoot cows and other livestock by mistake, to say nothing of other hunters, you'd think that some few, upon seeing a BF moving stealthily through the undergrowth, would drill it under the assumption that it was a bear or some other known animal.
post #449 of 743
ifdnl, what's the approximate date of the earliest report of a Bigfoot sighting in North America?
post #450 of 743
^Not idnfl, but there were various reports of "wild men" in newspapers in the first half of the 19th century. Since journalistic hoaxes were very common in that period, and telling "tall tales" considered an art form, you may draw your own conclusions.

One of the earliest reports often included in the Bigfoot Canon is that of "Jacko"--an ape-creature found unconscious near a railway in British Columbia in 1887 and taken captive. I had heard this strange story cited in books and articles on Bigfoot/Sasquatch for many years, but only recently did I learn that Jacko had been unmasked as a journalistic hoax soon after the account was published--evidently an attempt to boost circulation by a failing local newspaper.
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