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Old 9th November 2012, 03:55 PM   #1121
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Did anybody read the North American Great Ape blog's explanation?

The mental gymnastics and special pleading is amazing.

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The odds of getting a good photo of a sasquatch are stacked against researchers for a number of reasons: There are vast amounts of untamed wilderness in North America. If bigfoots do exist, they have a huge amount of land to occupy. In all of this wilderness finding one of these animals would be beyond difficult. If one was immensely lucky and did find a bigfoot they'd better hope they have a camera with them. They'd also have to have the camera at the ready, be able to focus it, and snap a photo of the animal. (When I say "focus it" I mean manually focus the camera. Auto-focusing is next to useless in dense foliage. I'll touch more on this in the next post.) Considering the difficulty of photographing in forests presented above, the odds of the photo being clear and concise are low. Very low. Also worth considering is the alleged nature of sasquatches. Researchers claim the cryptids tends to avoid humans. This would only further increase the difficulty of getting a good shot of the animal.
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Old 9th November 2012, 04:48 PM   #1122
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Roger didn't have any trouble finding one or focusing on it...
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The odds of getting a good photo of a [bear, deer, rattlesnake, wolverine or mountain lion] are stacked against researchers for a number of reasons: There are vast amounts of untamed wilderness in North America. If [bears, deer, rattlesnakes, wolverines or mountain lions] do exist, they have a huge amount of land to occupy. In all of this wilderness finding one of these animals would be beyond difficult. If one was immensely lucky and did find a [bear, deer, rattlesnake, wolverine or mountain lion] they'd better hope they have a camera with them. They'd also have to have the camera at the ready, be able to focus it, and snap a photo of the animal. (When I say "focus it" I mean manually focus the camera. Auto-focusing is next to useless in dense foliage. I'll touch more on this in the next post.) Considering the difficulty of photographing in forests presented above, the odds of the photo being clear and concise are low. Very low. Also worth considering is the alleged nature of [bears, deer, rattlesnakes, wolverines or mountain lions] . Researchers claim the [animal] tends to avoid humans. This would only further increase the difficulty of getting a good shot of the animal.
And yet...
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Old 11th November 2012, 06:21 PM   #1124
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Roger didn't have any trouble finding one or focusing on it...
Roger that. It always amazes me that the Footers don't see any contradictions with Patty and their convictions that Bigfoot can't be filmed by gamecam or whatever.
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Old 11th November 2012, 06:50 PM   #1125
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Originally Posted by Sonny2 View Post
Roger that. It always amazes me that the Footers don't see any contradictions with Patty and their convictions that Bigfoot can't be filmed by gamecam or whatever.
Most just choose to ignore it with hopes of a better picture someday in the future, the promise made by the so called leaders of the BF charge keep the flock in line with promises and bogus research info.
There are certainly many folks that have given up cause of the lack of a picture and understand why the blurry tactic is used, that's why we are here
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Old 11th November 2012, 07:24 PM   #1126
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1) I really suck at photography and can barely manage my point-and-shoot Fuji finepix. Other than whatever factory pre-sets are on it, I keep the dial pointed to the "so it doesn't shake all over when I'm taking pictures" setting. I had the thing for 3 years before I figured out what "macro" did.

2) My ineptitude notwithstanding, by taking the radical steps of having a camera with me and pointing it at stuff I'd like to photograph, I have managed to take dozens of decent (and some quite good) photos of songbirds in the wild. Yes that's right: Using autofocus in a dense, forested environment, I manage to take photographs of creatures that are way faster than any bigfoot and often smaller than the leaves they're hiding behind. There's nothing magical about it. It's called "trying."
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Old 11th November 2012, 07:26 PM   #1127
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It's called something actually being there to photograph in the first place.
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Old 11th November 2012, 07:54 PM   #1128
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Back in the 50's and 60's there was a limited selection of photographic equipment one could use for fast picture taking, add the cost factor to that and i can see why one might not be able to get pictures of an elusive animal.

Fast forward to 2012 ~ We have some mind blowing gadgets that just do it all themselves, even a regular joe like me can snap a dozen good pictures or video in a second with my phone or one of several electronics i own, the excuses for a good picture are gone, this so called animal is known and hunted with the best of equipment, the time has long gone by to put the BF myth to rest.
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Old 11th November 2012, 09:05 PM   #1129
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But...but...what if there really is some reason they can't be photographed (channelling Sweaty Yeti)...
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Old 11th November 2012, 09:21 PM   #1130
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Sweaty Yeti has to be a Poe right? either that or he's got to be typing from somewhere "upstate"
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Old 12th November 2012, 12:54 PM   #1131
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Originally Posted by Sonny2 View Post
Roger that. It always amazes me that the Footers don't see any contradictions with Patty and their convictions that Bigfoot can't be filmed by gamecam or whatever.

Modern electronics give out some sort of weird emissions that the Bigfoots can sense whereas the largely mechanical camera that Patterson used was not visible to this super Bigfoot perception.

There you go. The believers can have that one; I'm sure someone can expand on it.
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Old 12th November 2012, 01:42 PM   #1132
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Someone emailed this to me.
Supposedly they took this in Southfield Michigan



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Old 12th November 2012, 02:21 PM   #1133
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That bigfoot must be possessed - clearly it's levitating!
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Old 12th November 2012, 02:25 PM   #1134
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Bigfoot does not simply obey the laws of gravity...
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Old 12th November 2012, 02:28 PM   #1135
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seems legit
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Old 12th November 2012, 03:11 PM   #1136
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I bet that would tear up a car if you hit it.
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Old 12th November 2012, 03:16 PM   #1137
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my favorite thing about this pic is that not only is the worst photoshop job in footer history, the subject is a composite of a gorilla bottom half and a man in a suit top half.

it's silly.


once on the BFF, I was PM'da picture by a guy who said he thought it was bigfoot, when I pointed out that it was obviously a man in a suit ,and then sent him a link to the obvious halloween costume type suit, he got really mad at me and threatened to report me to the mods for abuse!

people are crazy yo
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Old 12th November 2012, 03:20 PM   #1138
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Was it someone who was supposed to know better?
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Old 12th November 2012, 03:42 PM   #1139
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I don't remember the name, so it may have been one of the people who would pop in with their "evidence" refuse to post it on the board so as not to "be attacked by scofftics" but sent it via PM to a few of us.

I think RRS may have had it sent to him too.
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Old 12th November 2012, 05:24 PM   #1140
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I remember the picture and have seen it on Google images, I don't remember who sent it to me.
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Old 12th November 2012, 05:41 PM   #1141
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It is from the iPhone app. Derf.
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Old 12th November 2012, 05:45 PM   #1142
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Hows come photos like this were never taken before the days of PhotoShop and the likes? Was there some kind of mutual evolution of BF along with human technology?
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Old 12th November 2012, 09:49 PM   #1143
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The BFRO's excuse is that bigfoot is nomadic and his movements are unpredicate and thats why he didn't get photos or a speciman
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Originally Posted by Jodie View Post
I bet that would tear up a car if you hit it.
But now we know why sasquatch is never hit by a car...
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Old 14th November 2012, 06:56 AM   #1145
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I bet that would tear up a car if you hit it.
I specifically sized it so it would be well within the claims of Bigfooters. It is not 14 feet tall, it is 11 or 12 feet tall, and weighs approx. 700 lbs. This is not an outlier claim from Bigfoot sightings. Now look at how frikken huge this thing is, and it is not even at the top range of Bigfoot size estimates. There is a population of creatures this big, out in the US woods? Showing up in semi-rural parking lots and trailer communities? WTF people?
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Old 14th November 2012, 05:53 PM   #1146
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LOLOL.......I know, there is no way you could hit something that big and not have massive damage to your vehicle and seriously injuring the occupants. The most you hear about though, is a slightly dented bumper where bigfoot bounced off, and ran away into the woods......
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Old 14th November 2012, 07:04 PM   #1147
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LOLOL.......there is no way you could hit something that big and not have massive damage to your vehicle and seriously injuring the occupants......
Well, of course you can, if it isn't real. But you know that...
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Bumbles Bounce ~ Why not Bigfoot.
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Wasn't there a thread similar to this over on the BFF? If I recall, it went on for some time, maybe still is going...I remember being a bit surprised.
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I am sure one of the BFF forums 1,2,3,4 ( what are they up to now ? ) had a similar conversion at one time or another, after all when ya talk about BF, how much is there to really talk about.
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I dare one of the present day members that post here, to go start this thread on the BFF:

So do you think Bigfoot is Team Jacob or Team Edward?
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Originally Posted by StankApe View Post
I dare one of the present day members that post here, to go start this thread on the BFF:

So do you think Bigfoot is Team Jacob or Team Edward?
For those of us out of the competitive team loop, please explain...(here's your chance to trump me back, SA).
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Twilight (the sparkly vampire movie)

among the tweener followers of this stuff there is apparently a divide among those who like the werewolf (Team Jacob) and the vampire (Team Edward)


I know this because a fully grown female friend of mine loves that stuff to death........sigh
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OK, now that I understand the somewhat cryptic (sorry) reference, I go for Team Jacob becuz of all the hair. If I were still a member of BFF, I would start that thread, and I bet a lot more of them would get the reference better than I did (which was not at all). Make of that what you will.
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when I first heard a burger king (or wtvr) commercial for "choose team jacob or team edward" I had to ask to find out wtf it meant too!
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I've noticed that werewolves are back in the news with sightings, and I wonder if the Twilight stuff and all the other weird books lately are behind that.
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I dare one of the present day members that post here, to go start this thread on the BFF:

So do you think Bigfoot is Team Jacob or Team Edward?
LOLOLOL....bwahahaha....Team Jacob all the way! Bigfoot is hairy and so is Jacob whereas Edward might see bigfoot as a good substitute for human blood. TW will be all over it.
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I've noticed that werewolves are back in the news with sightings, and I wonder if the Twilight stuff and all the other weird books lately are behind that.
No doubt, according to my proponent sources on facebook, once the DNA study results are published Dogman is the next up and coming cryptid.
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I've got a couple of those here in my living room right now. They look like dogs but act like men, getting into the food w/o asking, refusing to clean up after themselves, muddy feet, bringing sticks into the house, wanting to play ball all the time... (j/k)
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Well if the Dog Man makes a reappearance in the Crypto world, I just hope he is all Dog Man and not one of those mixed up types that wants to changed into something else.
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