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(BBC)   "Kentucky Bigfoot investigators pride themselves on their scientific rigour"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 117
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2012-04-10 02:54:51 AM  
And then I said GIT (new window)

Sometimes I'm ashamed to live in NC.
 
2012-04-10 02:55:02 AM  
Because the Kentucky Headhunters have gotten sloppy over the years...
 
2012-04-10 02:55:35 AM  
Warning: Dunning-Kruger effect in play.

I repeat: Dunning-Kruger effect is in play.
 
2012-04-10 02:56:07 AM  
Scientific Rigor of Bigfoot Hunting, History Channel version.

Investigator hears a sound.
"THAT THAR IS A KENTUCKY SQUATCH, I TELL YA WHUT!"
Cameraman makes scary, shakey movements.
 
2012-04-10 03:00:21 AM  
And I finally figured out about your wife, where you met your wife. You didn't meet your motherfarking wife on no camping trip.

Your wife is a Bigfoot, isn't she, Gus? Your wife is a Bigfoot, isn't she, that's why the biatch's mustache is so motherfarking thick! Cause you shaved the biatch down and taught it to speak .
 
2012-04-10 03:03:32 AM  
There are hundreds of other cryptids worth investigating. From tiny bipedal 'dinosaurs' supposedly caught and kept in birdcages by farmers' kids during the 1930s to this critter photographed a few years ago Link (new window)

And yet, almost all of our focus is on a hairy mythical ape who's probably a relic human leftover from the last extinction 13,000 years ago if it exists at all.
 
2012-04-10 03:04:32 AM  

BronyMedic: Scientific Rigor of Bigfoot Hunting, History Channel version.

Investigator hears a sound.
"THAT THAR IS A KENTUCKY SQUATCH, I TELL YA WHUT!"
Cameraman makes scary, shakey movements.


Which is so funny right now... because I live about 3 miles from a place that is TRULY backwoods Kentucky... One lane road that has creeks that run across it, deep into a couple valleys it is only passable on dry weeks.

We went down there to drop of a friend after the demo derby Saturday night and I was like .. "This is Squatch territory.. be on guard... LOOK! THERE IS ONE!"
 
2012-04-10 03:12:00 AM  

BronyMedic: Scientific Rigor of Bigfoot Hunting, History Channel version.

Investigator hears a sound.
"THAT THAR IS A KENTUCKY SQUATCH, I TELL YA WHUT!"
Cameraman makes scary, shakey movements.


They sound like Dark Matter researchers
 
2012-04-10 03:12:31 AM  
Just because I live in KY and hairy does not mean I'm a Bigfoot dammit!
 
2012-04-10 03:13:17 AM  
But what has really given new life to a very old legend is reality TV and its remorseless appetite for eccentric characters.

After reading about Bigfoot in the 60's, following the adventures to track him in the following decades (in-between reading about the Loc Ness Monster, the Bermuda Triangle, The Jersey Devil and some other goofy man-like critter in the north) and paying attention to assorted UFO reports -- by the end of the 80's, when technology exploded and became affordable -- I realized one important thing: no one anywhere had any hard core proof of any of these things -- not a scale, not a definable hair, turd, loogie or even close up, crystal clear picture.

Just a ton of 'almost' and 'maybe's'. The mass deep water sonar sweep of Loc Ness which disclosed nothing, using advanced technology decided a lot of things for me. UFO's, maybe but there is no Bigfoot nor any of the other 'monsters'. We can spot a smoldering cigarette in the dark, in the jungle from orbit, but can't find a cluster of humanoids, most at around 8 feet tall.

Plus, thousands of folks have been after all of these critters nearly for generations. I'd think at least one would have been found by now.

99.99% of these ghost hunters and monster hunter shows are krap. BS. The stupider and more argumentative the better.

I'm quite sure there are things which go bump in the night, but not any of them. Fables. Fakes.

I mean, look how the UFO stuff and the rumors about area 51 has earned millions for the previously small, sleepy town of Roswell. Not to mention reality show producers. Do ya really think the US government would keep super top secret 'aliens' at the most closely watched and most 'un-secret' secret military base in the world?

I actually found it more interesting that an unmanned, battered, fishing boat sailed over to Spain on it's own for a year after the Japanese Tsunami washed it out. Why it didn't sink, I'd be interested in finding out.
 
2012-04-10 03:17:59 AM  

Rik01: But what has really given new life to a very old legend is reality TV and its remorseless appetite for eccentric characters.


I actually found it more interesting that an unmanned, battered, fishing boat sailed over to Spain on it's own for a year after the Japanese Tsunami washed it out. Why it didn't sink, I'd be interested in finding out.


Aliens.
 
2012-04-10 03:18:24 AM  
Last seem rumbling out of Texas. Look out Tokyo.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-10 03:39:47 AM  
Harry_Seldon: Last seem rumbling out of Texas. Look out Tokyo.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 300x450]


WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!?

Is that Obama's secret weapon in the war on terror?!
 
2012-04-10 03:40:56 AM  
IF there was some kind of primate we'd never heard about before, it would have had to cross over to North America at the same time everything else did, during the Berengia land bridges. Ergo, the very latest it could have arrived was 12,000 years ago. (Since nobody [yet] has suggested Bigfoot either swims or makes boats)

In the past 12,000 years, we've got skeletons and fossils of everything that's been here or evolved here or become extinct here, even little tiny mice and creatures we KNOW buried their dead, i.e. humans. Ergo, if it was here, there'd have been some kind of remains sometime in the fossil record.

Therefore, there is no Bigfoot or any other unknown primate in North America. Period.
 
2012-04-10 03:52:10 AM  
twitchfilm.com

Approves.
 
2012-04-10 03:53:27 AM  
"Every twisted branch or broken twig is carefully examined for clues. Every distant sound in the trees seized on as a possible sign of "activity". "

This is not scientific rigor, this is a textbook recipe for speculative over-analysis.
 
2012-04-10 03:55:21 AM  
www.cryptomundo.com

Bobo thinks scary!

/mandatory South Park reference
 
2012-04-10 03:59:18 AM  

Gyrfalcon: IF there was some kind of primate we'd never heard about before, it would have had to cross over to North America at the same time everything else did, during the Berengia land bridges. Ergo, the very latest it could have arrived was 12,000 years ago. (Since nobody [yet] has suggested Bigfoot either swims or makes boats)

In the past 12,000 years, we've got skeletons and fossils of everything that's been here or evolved here or become extinct here, even little tiny mice and creatures we KNOW buried their dead, i.e. humans. Ergo, if it was here, there'd have been some kind of remains sometime in the fossil record.

Therefore, there is no Bigfoot or any other unknown primate in North America. Period.


Bigfoots eat their dead, bones and all. Duh. There's no fossils because they were delicious and Bigfoot's big belly can melt down the bones into sand.
 
2012-04-10 04:05:12 AM  

Gyrfalcon: IF there was some kind of primate we'd never heard about before, it would have had to cross over to North America at the same time everything else did, during the Berengia land bridges. Ergo, the very latest it could have arrived was 12,000 years ago. (Since nobody [yet] has suggested Bigfoot either swims or makes boats)


I see your 12,000 and raise you 55,000 (new window)
 
2012-04-10 04:12:20 AM  

LewDux: Gyrfalcon: IF there was some kind of primate we'd never heard about before, it would have had to cross over to North America at the same time everything else did, during the Berengia land bridges. Ergo, the very latest it could have arrived was 12,000 years ago. (Since nobody [yet] has suggested Bigfoot either swims or makes boats)

I see your 12,000 and raise you 55,000 (new window)


That and there are New World Monkeys. That have been around for a few million years.
 
2012-04-10 04:35:14 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-10 04:45:28 AM  

Coelacanth: this critter photographed a few years ago Link (new window)


Somebody's guinea pig got mange.

And yet, almost all of our focus is on a hairy mythical ape

Whose focus?
 
2012-04-10 05:27:04 AM  

Dansker: Coelacanth: this critter photographed a few years ago Link (new window)

Somebody's guinea pig got mange.

And yet, almost all of our focus is on a hairy mythical ape

Whose focus?


My guess is naked mole rat body with hippo head shopped on.

/pixels, etc.
 
2012-04-10 05:27:10 AM  

Dansker: Whose focus?


You need to focus here (new window) if you find the real world too boring.

Although for a change of pace they sometimes get really crazy and have non-grifters on as guests.
 
2012-04-10 05:35:20 AM  

Gyrfalcon: IF there was some kind of primate we'd never heard about before, it would have had to cross over to North America at the same time everything else did, during the Berengia land bridges. Ergo, the very latest it could have arrived was 12,000 years ago. (Since nobody [yet] has suggested Bigfoot either swims or makes boats)

In the past 12,000 years, we've got skeletons and fossils of everything that's been here or evolved here or become extinct here, even little tiny mice and creatures we KNOW buried their dead, i.e. humans. Ergo, if it was here, there'd have been some kind of remains sometime in the fossil record.

Therefore, there is no Bigfoot or any other unknown primate in North America. Period.


You vastly, vastly overestimate the completeness of the fossil record. By all accounts of my biology-inclined colleagues the vast majority of species come and go without leaving so much as a finger-bone behind, we're nowhere near knowing "every species that's been here".

That said, it's not incredibly difficult to work out the math on necessary territory sizes, populations, and so on for creatures of a given mass and diet and they all far exceed levels where it would be credible for the theorized creatures cryptozoologists have been hunting for a century to have made it this long without a clear picture of a living one popping up somewhere.

I mean, look at foxes, they have much smaller resource requirements than a 7-foot ape and are nature's Ninjas besides, and we had a thread with like 17 pictures of them from last year alone. Hidden insect species? Sure. Hidden giant ape species? No.
 
2012-04-10 05:45:01 AM  

Jim_Callahan: I mean, look at foxes, they have much smaller resource requirements than a 7-foot ape and are nature's Ninjas besides, and we had a thread with like 17 pictures of them from last year alone. Hidden insect species? Sure. Hidden giant ape species? No.


My roommate got a pet elephant. Then it got lost. It's in the apartment somewhere.
Steven Wright
 
2012-04-10 05:45:06 AM  

0Icky0: Dansker: Whose focus?

You need to focus here (new window) if you find the real world too boring.


Excellent, that's the rest of my day sorted.
 
2012-04-10 06:25:28 AM  

BronyMedic: Scientific Rigor of Bigfoot Hunting, History Channel version.

Investigator hears a sound.
"THAT THAR IS A KENTUCKY SQUATCH, I TELL YA WHUT!"
Cameraman makes scary, shakey movements.


It makes me sad how the History Channel (and TLC, A&E, etc) has sold out to the lowest common denominator that is "reality" TV.
 
2012-04-10 06:36:02 AM  

Minimally Hairy Beer-Powered Simian: It makes me sad how the History Channel (and TLC, A&E, etc) has sold out to the lowest common denominator that is "reality" TV.


Ah well, there are ...um.."torrents", let's call them, with hundreds and hundreds of excellent history ebooks.
Or so I've heard.

/you won't miss those channels.
 
2012-04-10 06:50:04 AM  

Minimally Hairy Beer-Powered Simian: BronyMedic: Scientific Rigor of Bigfoot Hunting, History Channel version.

Investigator hears a sound.
"THAT THAR IS A KENTUCKY SQUATCH, I TELL YA WHUT!"
Cameraman makes scary, shakey movements.

It makes me sad how the History Channel (and TLC, A&E, etc) has sold out to the lowest common denominator that is "reality" TV.


I guess people got sick of all that edumacational programming. Stupid science and all their facts.
 
2012-04-10 06:52:51 AM  

Minimally Hairy Beer-Powered Simian: BronyMedic: Scientific Rigor of Bigfoot Hunting, History Channel version.

Investigator hears a sound.
"THAT THAR IS A KENTUCKY SQUATCH, I TELL YA WHUT!"
Cameraman makes scary, shakey movements.

It makes me sad how the History Channel (and TLC, A&E, etc) has sold out to the lowest common denominator that is "reality" TV.


They're not charities. They're going to air whatever brings in the most ad revenue.
 
2012-04-10 06:55:37 AM  
null hypothesis is null.
 
2012-04-10 06:55:50 AM  
According to Joy, there was an overpowering odour. And she heard a low, guttural grunt. Whatever the creature staring at her was, it was not human.

I once observed the same thing upon walking into a Kentucky Wal-Mart. But I think it was just a customer (Well, most of the customers, actually. And the greeter. And the stockers. And the checkout folks), not a 'squatch.
 
2012-04-10 07:07:31 AM  

Gyrfalcon:

Therefore, there is no Bigfoot or any other unknown primate in North America. Period.


So you are saying there are no Yahoo's in Kentucky?

/Lived there for 20 years
 
2012-04-10 07:07:59 AM  

farkityfarker: Minimally Hairy Beer-Powered Simian: BronyMedic: Scientific Rigor of Bigfoot Hunting, History Channel version.

Investigator hears a sound.
"THAT THAR IS A KENTUCKY SQUATCH, I TELL YA WHUT!"
Cameraman makes scary, shakey movements.

It makes me sad how the History Channel (and TLC, A&E, etc) has sold out to the lowest common denominator that is "reality" TV.

They're not charities. They're going to air whatever brings in the most ad revenue.


And that's whats sad about this country today. Very few companies are satisfied with a modest profit on a quality product. Everything is cheapened so they can suck out every last penny until it crumbles to dust.
 
2012-04-10 07:14:19 AM  
Goddammit, Kentucky. I swear we aren't all this farking idiotic.
 
2012-04-10 07:15:53 AM  

CrispFlows: Warning: Dunning-Kruger effect in play.

I repeat: Dunning-Kruger effect is in play.


Uneducated does not mean unintelligent. These guys are just using the bigfoot as a ruse to camouflage up their Ashley Judd obsession.
 
2012-04-10 07:18:40 AM  
Man am I tired of sharing this planet with morans whose idea of intellectual stimulation is crap like this. This is why Animal Planet loads up their weeknights with "River Hog: Dang Ol' Catfish Done Bit Ma Thumb Off" and the History Channel runs "Backwoods Nazi: Hitler Was a Sasquatch".

Which is probably a good thing, it keeps the TV off so I can do more productive things.

So uh...thanks, morans.
 
2012-04-10 07:21:46 AM  

karmachameleon: [twitchfilm.com image 320x240]
twitchfilm.com
Approves.


So you're saying it was aliens?
 
2012-04-10 07:31:31 AM  
Every time I hear that History Channel douchebag say "squatch", I want him to get stepped on by one.

/"I think we got a squatch in these woods..."
//IT'S A DEER RUNNING THROUGH THE BRUSH, DUMBASS!
 
2012-04-10 07:36:41 AM  
Actually, Kentucky might be the ideal place to look for mutant or inbred freaks. One of them might pass for 'quatch.
 
2012-04-10 07:37:46 AM  

Coelacanth: There are hundreds of other cryptids worth investigating. From tiny bipedal 'dinosaurs' supposedly caught and kept in birdcages by farmers' kids during the 1930s to this critter photographed a few years ago Link (new window)

And yet, almost all of our focus is on a hairy mythical ape who's probably a relic human leftover from the last extinction 13,000 years ago if it exists at all.


Link to the tiny pet dinosaurs? Genuinely interested
 
2012-04-10 07:37:59 AM  
"I do think we got us a Squatch in deez woods."
 
2012-04-10 07:51:34 AM  

Kibbler: Which is probably a good thing, it keeps the TV off so I can do more productive things.


Like reading FARK.
 
2012-04-10 08:00:11 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-10 08:07:44 AM  

Silentbob768768: Coelacanth: There are hundreds of other cryptids worth investigating. From tiny bipedal 'dinosaurs' supposedly caught and kept in birdcages by farmers' kids during the 1930s to this critter photographed a few years ago Link (new window)

And yet, almost all of our focus is on a hairy mythical ape who's probably a relic human leftover from the last extinction 13,000 years ago if it exists at all.

Link to the tiny pet dinosaurs? Genuinely interested


Need a companion for your tiny pet giraffe?

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-10 08:14:36 AM  
I think Bigfoot is blurry, that's the problem. It's not the photographer's fault. Bigfoot is blurry, and that's extra scary to me. There's a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside. Run, he's fuzzy, get out of here.
/r.i.p. Mitch
 
2012-04-10 08:16:32 AM  
encrypted-tbn1.google.com

They're searching the wrong state.
 
2012-04-10 08:40:37 AM  
Sometimes dubbed the Southern Sasquatch, sightings of the so-called Fouke Monster were reported in the 1970s in Arkansas

Fouke you.
 
2012-04-10 08:42:45 AM  
Meth or moonshine?
 
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