Below is an excerpt from an article from 1999. The writer is a skeptic., but we need skeptics In the field. They keep us honest and encourage us to thoroughly examine each piece of evidence so we only present our best.
That being said, the reason I thought I’d share this is because this article is about a journalist that joined the early discussion groups on bigfoot back in 1997 and stayed in these groups until 1999.
Back in the days went bigfoot first went viral. The golden years if you will, when weird people could finally find other weird people and talk about weird shit together. A safe place for believers.
But when the writer is discussing different theories of bigfoot’s origin it becomes obvious that we really haven’t been able to get as far as we thought we would by now in our knowledge of them, and worse, our online attitude or online presence in these discussions boards hasn’t changed much either.
The community is still divided on what bigfoot is exactly flesh and blood? Or inter dimensional aliens, etc. and of course the trolls still be trolling. And the haters are always gonna hate.
The internet is probably one of the most amazing things that happened to humanity and we still aren’t utilizing it the best ways we can.
There are so many changes happening in our human story lately. We just recently found another link in our evolutionary chain proving we don’t know everything even about ourselves, so we will likely never know everything about them. And we need to continue to share each other’s evidence, theories and when we’re ready, (stressing when you’re ready) maybe the locations we are finding our evidence in as well so maybe a fresh set of eyes might find something we missed. After all we can’t keep an eye on these areas 24/7.
Article excerpt :
“It turns out that there are two main “camps” in this debate: those adhering to the aforementioned “biological entity” position, and those who believe in a “paranormal Bigfoot.” Many of those who support the “biological” view apparently believe the creature is one of cos- mopolitan distribution—with reports from practically every state (my native southern Ohio is high on the list). This school of Bigfoot-naturalists also follows the reports o f many other similar creatures from around the globe, such as the Almas o f Asia, the Yowie o f Australia, and, of course, the famous Yeti.
Paranormal Bigfoot enthusiasts are also a bit divided. There- are those who believe that Bigfoot is a super-shaman who has been known all along to Native Americans. This “medicine- man” is capable of “shape-shifting” into various forms, one of which we call Bigfoot. There are also the folks who believe Bigfoot to be an “inter-dimensional ” This perspective explains why Bigfoot apparently dematerializes in some sightings, or why its tracks suddenly stop in the middle of a field. Still another angle on the phenomenon from this side of the debate is the “Bigfoot as extraterrestrial” position (some Bigfoot sightings are suppos- edly accompanied by UFOs). But even this sub-position still suffets from internal dissonance: some believe that Bigfoot is an extraterrestrial, while others think that it may merely be manipulated by the extraterrestrials, or that it may even be an android or a robot that serves as a companion.
Of course, once extraterrestrials have been invoked, con- spiracy theories cannot be far behind. So it is in the humble cryptozoological field of Bigfoot study. List members suggested several times thai Bigfoot information is being suppressed by the federal government. Some conversation centered around the usefulness of the Freedom of Information Act for obtaining data. Other discussion, including sighting reports, mentioned the infamous and ubiquitous “black helicopters” and govern- ment “black operations” of contemporary paranormal lore…”
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