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(Cryptozoology News)   Lake Tahoe man captures Bigfoot on video, and this time it looks totally legit (w/video)   (cryptozoologynews.com) divider line 103
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2014-08-11 12:10:08 AM  
Look, just because some Italian guy isn't wearing a shirt is no excuse to call him Bigfoot.
 
2014-08-11 12:19:51 AM  
/facepalm

Bigfoot does not exist, Neither does Nessie.

Sorry to break the bubble of disbelief, but I thought you are now old enough to know the truth.

/Aliens haven't visited earth, either
 
2014-08-11 12:21:19 AM  
goonie goo goo, Gus
 
2014-08-11 12:22:04 AM  
I live about 40 miles from Lake Tahoe on the edge of the El Dorado National Forest

/all we have here is chupacabras
//no Bigfeet
 
2014-08-11 02:03:13 AM  
It looks like the bottom of a tree that has been cut down.
 
2014-08-11 03:41:36 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It looks like the bottom of a tree that has been cut down.


That's exactly what bigfoot wants you to think
 
2014-08-11 03:41:43 AM  
I'm calling unshaved Dennys waitress as I do with all bigfoot sightings.
 
2014-08-11 03:44:10 AM  
I wrote this for consumption elsewhere, where the topic was actually megalodons.

The likelihood of an unknown animal existing is an inverse cube of it's scale, I think. Thus any scoop of dirt will probably contain a bacterium unknown to science, every dump truck load some nematode or worm unknown to science. Get up to something the size of a cat and you'll need to start checking food stalls in Asia, just on the off chance someone has a new specimen to eat. Unknown land animals above the size of a goat just aren't going to be found. 

In the ocean, well, anything larger than a tuna is probably known. Or known indirectly, since sperm whales eating things like colossal squid lead to their beaks being found in the guts. Thus there are probably no unknowns in the megalodon range, since we haven't found them in the past 200 years, and haven't seen any indirect evidence like scars or teeth broken off in the side of a whale.
 
2014-08-11 03:46:14 AM  
I watched the video...twice...i didn't see anything. Can anyone help, at what time exactly, and where...what am I supposed to see?
 
2014-08-11 03:47:59 AM  
That was a hairy midget with argyria.
 
2014-08-11 03:50:51 AM  

haolegirl: I watched the video...twice...i didn't see anything. Can anyone help, at what time exactly, and where...what am I supposed to see?


Click on the "breakdown" link bubble that pops up right after the video starts. It will take you to a 7 minute analysis of the video including slow motion, pausing, and zooming in on the suspicious shadow.
 
2014-08-11 03:54:09 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It looks like the bottom of a tree that has been cut down.


Otherwise known as a STUMP!
 
2014-08-11 03:55:06 AM  

HST's Dead Carcass: /facepalm

Bigfoot does not exist, Neither does Nessie.

Sorry to break the bubble of disbelief, but I thought you are now old enough to know the truth.

/Aliens haven't visited earth, either


Sigh. Irrespective of your thoughts on theism, thanks for not mentioning sky wizards. Tiresome trope is tiresome, and that one's been trotted out in a lot of Fark threads over the past 12 hours.
 
2014-08-11 03:56:36 AM  
totally legit.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-11 03:57:36 AM  

Devil's Playground: AverageAmericanGuy: It looks like the bottom of a tree that has been cut down.

Otherwise known as a STUMP!


Isn't a stump what sticks out of the ground after a tree has been cut down?

Because that definitely isn't what I'm talking about.
 
2014-08-11 03:58:28 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: haolegirl: I watched the video...twice...i didn't see anything. Can anyone help, at what time exactly, and where...what am I supposed to see?

Click on the "breakdown" link bubble that pops up right after the video starts. It will take you to a 7 minute analysis of the video including slow motion, pausing, and zooming in on the suspicious shadow.


Thanks!!
 
2014-08-11 03:59:04 AM  

haolegirl: AverageAmericanGuy: haolegirl: I watched the video...twice...i didn't see anything. Can anyone help, at what time exactly, and where...what am I supposed to see?

Click on the "breakdown" link bubble that pops up right after the video starts. It will take you to a 7 minute analysis of the video including slow motion, pausing, and zooming in on the suspicious shadow.

Thanks!!


No worries, brah. Hang loose!
 
2014-08-11 04:01:17 AM  
Given the large number of black bears in that area of Tahoe, I'm inclined to say that's a bush or a tree.

And having lived in that area for many years and knowing the caliber of idiots who skate up there, I'm inclined to say if anything had been there, they'd have been way too stoned to see it if it had been in the middle of the street anyway.
 
2014-08-11 04:04:50 AM  

wildcardjack: I wrote this for consumption elsewhere, where the topic was actually megalodons.

The likelihood of an unknown animal existing is an inverse cube of it's scale, I think. Thus any scoop of dirt will probably contain a bacterium unknown to science, every dump truck load some nematode or worm unknown to science. Get up to something the size of a cat and you'll need to start checking food stalls in Asia, just on the off chance someone has a new specimen to eat. Unknown land animals above the size of a goat just aren't going to be found. 

In the ocean, well, anything larger than a tuna is probably known. Or known indirectly, since sperm whales eating things like colossal squid lead to their beaks being found in the guts. Thus there are probably no unknowns in the megalodon range, since we haven't found them in the past 200 years, and haven't seen any indirect evidence like scars or teeth broken off in the side of a whale.


In (undeserved) fairness to the Bigfoot claims, megalodons were in excess of 50 feet long. A fairer marine comparison to Bigfoot would be the modern coelacanth-- which was believed long extinct until rediscovered in 1938 and averages somewhat under six feet in length.

But yeah, undiscovered large land mammals are highly unlikely at this point and Bigfoot claims are bogus.
 
2014-08-11 04:05:00 AM  
Looks legit to me. Totally serious. Why the fark not? It's not going to have an impact on my life unless he want's to hang out and have some beers and that would be a good thing.

LET ME BELIEVE!
 
2014-08-11 04:05:04 AM  

HST's Dead Carcass: /facepalm

Bigfoot does not exist, Neither does Nessie.

Sorry to break the bubble of disbelief, but I thought you are now old enough to know the truth.

/Aliens haven't visited earth, either


Nessie I would not believe without a body. There is nothing in the Fossil record resembling it for the last 65 million years or so.

There are creatures resembling Bigfoot in the fossil record less than 100 thousand years ago which is nothing in geological scale. if you brought in an unknown primate DNA sample I'd be sold on its existence.

The Thunderbird resembles creatures that existed as recently as 12,000 bc in the fossil record and it flies to explain why it's not seen more often. The thunderbird is perhaps the most plausible of cryptids.

The Chupacabras (the Puerto Rican reptilian hominid version not the Mexican coyote with mange version) resembles nothing in the fossil record. Short of a body I won't believe it.
 
2014-08-11 04:09:03 AM  
WTF?  I watched that video twice and didn't even see any blurry creature at all.  I didn't see anything except camera footage from an obviously drunken driver.
 
2014-08-11 04:09:38 AM  
Looks totes legit to me!
 
2014-08-11 04:15:29 AM  

Oldiron_79: HST's Dead Carcass: /facepalm

Bigfoot does not exist, Neither does Nessie.

Sorry to break the bubble of disbelief, but I thought you are now old enough to know the truth.

/Aliens haven't visited earth, either

Nessie I would not believe without a body. There is nothing in the Fossil record resembling it for the last 65 million years or so.

There are creatures resembling Bigfoot in the fossil record less than 100 thousand years ago which is nothing in geological scale. if you brought in an unknown primate DNA sample I'd be sold on its existence.

The Thunderbird resembles creatures that existed as recently as 12,000 bc in the fossil record and it flies to explain why it's not seen more often. The thunderbird is perhaps the most plausible of cryptids.

The Chupacabras (the Puerto Rican reptilian hominid version not the Mexican coyote with mange version) resembles nothing in the fossil record. Short of a body I won't believe it.


It's nothing in the geological scale, true--but it's quite a lot in terms of when and how a large primate could get into North America.

Assuming arguendo that there was a large primate we hadn't discovered yet, it would have had to have entered North America by the Bering Land Bridge (humans could have entered via sea routes, but "bigfoot" seems to be an animal). That means that the latest it could possibly have arrived is 12,000 years ago.

We have a good fossil record of everything that ever lived in North America going back 12,000 years, from insects and small rodents all the way up to mastodons. There are no primates, of any size, except humans. And there are no primate fossils on either side of the Bering Strait, meaning there was never any kind of migration of large primates--except humans--during that period.

So if "bigfoot" is an animal, then it does not exist in North America; because there is no record of it or its predecessors existing in North America, at any time during which it could have arrived here. Unless the theory is that "bigfoot" is some kind of supernatural creature; in which case anything goes and perhaps it flew here on a UFO; but if you want "bigfoot" to be a real animal, then you'll have to explain why there are no precursor fossils or primate fossils anywhere in North America in the last 12,000 years that could be one. We have lots of human remains; we have lots of other animals, but not one ambiguous primate fossil. Ergo, there is no "bigfoot."

Sorry.
 
2014-08-11 04:25:43 AM  

HST's Dead Carcass: /facepalm

Bigfoot does not exist, Neither does Nessie.

Sorry to break the bubble of disbelief, but I thought you are now old enough to know the truth.

/Aliens haven't visited earth, either


I see through your monster coatings to the gentle loner inside. I bet you have a wounded raccoon friend that you tenderly nurse back to health while you go "coo". But in the end they shoot you. But you teach us about things.
 
2014-08-11 04:26:01 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Oldiron_79: HST's Dead Carcass: /facepalm

Bigfoot does not exist, Neither does Nessie.

Sorry to break the bubble of disbelief, but I thought you are now old enough to know the truth.

/Aliens haven't visited earth, either

Nessie I would not believe without a body. There is nothing in the Fossil record resembling it for the last 65 million years or so.

There are creatures resembling Bigfoot in the fossil record less than 100 thousand years ago which is nothing in geological scale. if you brought in an unknown primate DNA sample I'd be sold on its existence.

The Thunderbird resembles creatures that existed as recently as 12,000 bc in the fossil record and it flies to explain why it's not seen more often. The thunderbird is perhaps the most plausible of cryptids.

The Chupacabras (the Puerto Rican reptilian hominid version not the Mexican coyote with mange version) resembles nothing in the fossil record. Short of a body I won't believe it.

It's nothing in the geological scale, true--but it's quite a lot in terms of when and how a large primate could get into North America.

Assuming arguendo that there was a large primate we hadn't discovered yet, it would have had to have entered North America by the Bering Land Bridge (humans could have entered via sea routes, but "bigfoot" seems to be an animal). That means that the latest it could possibly have arrived is 12,000 years ago.

We have a good fossil record of everything that ever lived in North America going back 12,000 years, from insects and small rodents all the way up to mastodons. There are no primates, of any size, except humans. And there are no primate fossils on either side of the Bering Strait, meaning there was never any kind of migration of large primates--except humans--during that period.

So if "bigfoot" is an animal, then it does not exist in North America; because there is no record of it or its predecessors existing in North America, at any time during which it could have arrived here. Unless th ...


There are caves and other places where no human has ever visited in North America...
 
2014-08-11 04:27:20 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Oldiron_79: HST's Dead Carcass: /facepalm

Bigfoot does not exist, Neither does Nessie.

Sorry to break the bubble of disbelief, but I thought you are now old enough to know the truth.

/Aliens haven't visited earth, either

Nessie I would not believe without a body. There is nothing in the Fossil record resembling it for the last 65 million years or so.

There are creatures resembling Bigfoot in the fossil record less than 100 thousand years ago which is nothing in geological scale. if you brought in an unknown primate DNA sample I'd be sold on its existence.

The Thunderbird resembles creatures that existed as recently as 12,000 bc in the fossil record and it flies to explain why it's not seen more often. The thunderbird is perhaps the most plausible of cryptids.

The Chupacabras (the Puerto Rican reptilian hominid version not the Mexican coyote with mange version) resembles nothing in the fossil record. Short of a body I won't believe it.

It's nothing in the geological scale, true--but it's quite a lot in terms of when and how a large primate could get into North America.

Assuming arguendo that there was a large primate we hadn't discovered yet, it would have had to have entered North America by the Bering Land Bridge (humans could have entered via sea routes, but "bigfoot" seems to be an animal). That means that the latest it could possibly have arrived is 12,000 years ago.

We have a good fossil record of everything that ever lived in North America going back 12,000 years, from insects and small rodents all the way up to mastodons. There are no primates, of any size, except humans. And there are no primate fossils on either side of the Bering Strait, meaning there was never any kind of migration of large primates--except humans--during that period.

So if "bigfoot" is an animal, then it does not exist in North America; because there is no record of it or its predecessors existing in North America, at any time during which it could have arrived here. Unless the theory is that "bigfoot" is some kind of supernatural creature; in which case anything goes and perhaps it flew here on a UFO; but if you want "bigfoot" to be a real animal, then you'll have to explain why there are no precursor fossils or primate fossils anywhere in North America in the last 12,000 years that could be one. We have lots of human remains; we have lots of other animals, but not one ambiguous primate fossil. Ergo, there is no "bigfoot."

Sorry.


You are most likely correct. Of course the mountain gorilla was also thought to be some folklore boogeyman that could not possibly exist.
 
2014-08-11 04:27:39 AM  
fark bigfoot, but if you don't believe in Nessie, you're just a soulless robot. Nessie is a friend to us all.

/not that I'd swim across the Loch, mind you
 
2014-08-11 04:31:58 AM  

SquiggsIN: While the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence i'm pretty sure that if bigfoot existed that we'd have found SOME physical evidence.  We haven't found any dragon skeletons lately either, right?  Ghosts and numerous other "supernatural" phenomenon are nothing more than the imperfections in our mammalian brains showcasing how imperfect we truly are.  Our species has an amazing capability for imagination.


The myth surrounding Bigfoot is that though, people have claimed to see him. The concept of dragons did not develop that way (at least not in the typical fantasy dragon sense).

The human brain is also great for not seeing things it believes would harm it. Such as not noticing that 8 foot tall hairy man staring at you from the woods because the realization that such a creature exists that is so human-like but wild and free might be too much for your concept of reality and your brain might tell your body it's over and you die.

The human brain is amazing.
 
2014-08-11 04:34:58 AM  
venturefans.org
 
2014-08-11 04:38:58 AM  

Oldiron_79: You are most likely correct. Of course the mountain gorilla was also thought to be some folklore boogeyman that could not possibly exist.


However, that was at a time when the primate fossil record was virtually untouched; the Bering Land Bridge not even a consideration; the movement of humans and other primates out of Africa and throughout the world not really comprehended. The LaBrea Tar Pits were unexcavated.

Then is not now. Now, we KNOW that there is only one way that primates--or any animal--which did not evolve in North America could have gotten here. Since primates are not endemic to North America, "bigfoot" had to have migrated across the land bridge with everything else that did not evolve here, meaning it would have to have been here at a minimum of 12,000 years. Every other animal has left traces of its existence in 12,000 years--the large and the small, the extinct and the still-living.

And, if "bigfoot" migrated across the Bering land bridge, then it would have to have existed in the Old World, and more recently than 100,000 years ago. We have a fairly substantial record of transitional fossils over the last 100,000 years. Gigantopithecus was a knuckle-walking large ape, like a gorilla. "Bigfoot" is a bipedal ape like humans. It took humans over two million years to transit from knuckle-walking chimp-like australopiths to where we are today--where are the transitional forms between Gigantopithecus and "bigfoot"? How did it transition from knuckle-walking to fully bipedal so fast? Why are there no remnants of anything similar anywhere else?

Answer: Because there is no "bigfoot." Gigantopithecus died out 100,000 years ago, a knuckle-walking tropical primate, and is not a taiga-dwelling biped. QED.
 
2014-08-11 04:40:25 AM  

SquiggsIN: [img.fark.net image 640x360][img.fark.net image 640x360]

Like upthread someone laid out that the bigger it is the harder it is to hide.  This little guy isn't too big but, for a long time it was labeled as a similar species called the Olingo iirc.  I suppose it's possible that something as large as a bigfoot/yeti has been able to steer clear of homo sapiens for this long but, it's increasingly unlikely as humanity expands/explores.


Interesting... There's a real good possibility if Bigfoot does exist that he (?) has been photographed by satellites thousands of times more than he's been physically seen by humans...
 
2014-08-11 04:48:23 AM  

Devil's Playground: AverageAmericanGuy: It looks like the bottom of a tree that has been cut down.

Otherwise known as a STUMP!


And now you expect us to believe in these so called "stumps"? I will say good day to you, sir!
 
2014-08-11 04:51:07 AM  

Ghastly: Devil's Playground: AverageAmericanGuy: It looks like the bottom of a tree that has been cut down.

Otherwise known as a STUMP!

And now you expect us to believe in these so called "stumps"? I will say good day to you, sir!


He's really talking about the farked up porn with whores missing a leg or two.
 
2014-08-11 04:52:22 AM  

Oldiron_79: There are creatures resembling Bigfoot in the fossil record less than 100 thousand years ago which is nothing in geological scale.


There are no fossil apes in the Americas. None. Fully modern humans are the first, and only apes to ever make it here. It doesn't matter what lived 100,000 years ago if it never lived here. There's nothing for "bigfoot" to have evolved from.
 
2014-08-11 04:56:24 AM  

Oldiron_79: You are most likely correct. Of course the mountain gorilla was also thought to be some folklore boogeyman that could not possibly exist.


And the mountain gorilla had something to evolve from. Bigfoot doesn't.
 
2014-08-11 05:13:27 AM  
ARRGH!! The gigantopithicus argument again!

NO! That was a large, Asian orangutan. There were never any large primates in North America. What primates we did have were prosimians and not very large ones. They died out about 34mya when the climate cooled drastically. The only surviving new world primates are in South America and they are not an adaptable bunch like many old world primates.

Sorry. You can't have a Big Foot. Not yours.
 
2014-08-11 05:17:08 AM  

Gyrfalcon: We have a good fossil record of everything that ever lived in North America going back 12,000 years, from insects and small rodents all the way up to mastodons. There are no primates, of any size, except humans.


Science tends to describe new *existing* species all the time. Granted, they're mostly either small, or slight variations on existing creatures, and they're mostly not from North America. But not all of them. At any rate, the idea that we have a good record of everything that lived in North America for the past 12000 years is pretty farking unlikely, to say the least.

Now, I agree it's also pretty farking unlikely that there's an unknown large hominid running around out there. But when it comes to extinct ones? We know Denisovans from VERY little fossil evidence. We found out about H. floresiensis a decade ago. It appears there are entire populations of hominids who lived recently enough to (and probably did) fark our modern human ancestors, and we had no idea about some of them until practically yesterday. It apparently isn't all that difficult for the fossil record of such a thing to be largely absent or otherwise go undetected.

Could a remnant gigantopithecus population have survived long enough to cross to North America, or to be called a yeti in Nepal, or to contribute to some other species that did? Could some human population have ended up kinda bigfooty? Eh. I don't happen to believe in any of this cryptozoology bullshiat but I can admit that a big hairy Chewbacca dude in the forest doesn't really require the kind of craziness that something like Nessie or the reptilian chupacabra does.
 
2014-08-11 05:19:38 AM  
If there were enough of such a creature in existence to sustain the species we would have found physical remains by now. "Bigfoot" sightings are likely a misidentification of some other species, probably a bear of some sort walking on it's hind legs.
 
2014-08-11 05:26:53 AM  
www.peachstatewrestlingalliance.com
 
2014-08-11 05:59:19 AM  
whofortedblog.com
 
2014-08-11 06:02:28 AM  

MechaPyx: If there were enough of such a creature in existence to sustain the species we would have found physical remains by now. "Bigfoot" sightings are likely a misidentification of some other species, probably a bear of some sort walking on it's hind legs.


Yeah, I'm going with the "some starving/sick/mangy/rabid bear" school of thought.  It would be cool, tho to see the heads start spinning if a new mammal/hominid quite capable of avoiding noisy/hairless/puny humans were documented.

OTOH, there are no current photos of me.  I like my privacy.  Hey, maybe I'm Bigfoot.
 
2014-08-11 06:29:55 AM  
Streetlight.
 
2014-08-11 06:31:30 AM  
Bigfoot is like Jesus.
 
2014-08-11 06:44:13 AM  

Sgygus: Bigfoot is like Jesus.


Comes once, then dies?
 
2014-08-11 06:50:40 AM  

PunkTiger: Sgygus: Bigfoot is like Jesus.

Comes once, then dies?


Stands outside Home Depot?
 
2014-08-11 06:53:07 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Oldiron_79: You are most likely correct. Of course the mountain gorilla was also thought to be some folklore boogeyman that could not possibly exist.

However, that was at a time when the primate fossil record was virtually untouched; the Bering Land Bridge not even a consideration; the movement of humans and other primates out of Africa and throughout the world not really comprehended. The LaBrea Tar Pits were unexcavated.

Then is not now. Now, we KNOW that there is only one way that primates--or any animal--which did not evolve in North America could have gotten here. Since primates are not endemic to North America, "bigfoot" had to have migrated across the land bridge with everything else that did not evolve here, meaning it would have to have been here at a minimum of 12,000 years. Every other animal has left traces of its existence in 12,000 years--the large and the small, the extinct and the still-living.

And, if "bigfoot" migrated across the Bering land bridge, then it would have to have existed in the Old World, and more recently than 100,000 years ago. We have a fairly substantial record of transitional fossils over the last 100,000 years. Gigantopithecus was a knuckle-walking large ape, like a gorilla. "Bigfoot" is a bipedal ape like humans. It took humans over two million years to transit from knuckle-walking chimp-like australopiths to where we are today--where are the transitional forms between Gigantopithecus and "bigfoot"? How did it transition from knuckle-walking to fully bipedal so fast? Why are there no remnants of anything similar anywhere else?

Answer: Because there is no "bigfoot." Gigantopithecus died out 100,000 years ago, a knuckle-walking tropical primate, and is not a taiga-dwelling biped. QED.


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/03/080303-american-prim at e.html
 
2014-08-11 07:03:52 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I live about 40 miles from Lake Tahoe on the edge of the El Dorado National Forest


I envy you. That's some beautiful country. I used to camp up by Twin Lakes when I was a kid; not too close but geographically not too far.
 
2014-08-11 07:05:39 AM  
s/geographically/geologically/

not enough coffee yet
 
2014-08-11 07:15:46 AM  
cdn.funcheap.com
 
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