Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1262 times:
Many people tell me that I have big feet (I wear a mens US size 13). But as for Bigfoot, Sasquatch as well as other fables of imagination such as the Yeti or the Abominable Snowman and such I think only exist in the minds of people who consume excess amounts of firewater.
As for "Nessie" (a.k.a. the Loch Ness Monster), I don't believe that, in this day and age, with the available technology (sonar, radar, submersibles, and the ability to drain and create lakes) that a supposed prehistoric monster weighing many tons cannot be located. Add to that the gaggle of "believers" standing around the Loch 24/7 armed with an arsenal of video cameras and telephoto lenses. In other words, the reason we cannot find her is because the damn beast probably isn't even there to be found in the first place!
And if there is one, how long do they live? Since stories of Nessie have been circulating for many, many years, I cannot believe that whatever "she" is has been able to survive for 300 years-unless there were multiple "Nessies" that were breeding-which would only blow a bigger hole in the theory of the Monster.
Finding one may be hard enough, but why can't we find a whole colony of them?
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
The Loch Ness monster most likely cannot exist. Given the geological history, it must have entered the lake at least 10000 years ago. There is not enough food in the lake to support a breeding population of large predators, and no animal can survive for 10000 years or more in all the diverse climates the region has known.
Bigfoot might exist. Stranger things have happened (Coelacanth for example), but chances are against it.
Yeti has a somewhat better chance, as it is supposed to live in an even more remote area (but what it eats... There is precious little vegitation and animals there).
Twotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1234 times:
I have spent large portions of my childhood and adult life in the woods and mountains of the pacific NW and alaska and have yet to see a mountain lion. However, I know they exist and I know they live where I have hiked and camped. So it is entirely possible for me to believe that bigfoot could exist and elude detection except for rare sightings by a privileiged few. There is a rather large body of evidence such as unidentified hair samples that would tend to give weight to the arguement that it is real.
AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1232 times:
The Giant Panda of Asia was considered a myth, and it took about 20 years to find ONE. It took even longer to capture one. People said that those who claimed to have seen it were deemed nuts, but we all know what happened.
My point is, we have not classified all of the mammals on Earth. In fact, I would venture to say that there are numerous species that we have left to discover.
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4078 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1224 times:
I certainly think he does.
For Nessie, there are also lesser known tales of the same type of monster being reported in several lakes across the world, including Lake Champlain in New York/Vermont.
I will go into detail why I think Bigfoot does exist later on, as I am exhausted as I am typing this.
Cicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1220 times:
It is unlikely bigfoot exists...assuming it does or did until sometime this century there would be a very small population. As for Nessie, the dinosaur type speculations are very very problematic..but some of form of large eel is not at all out of the question. some of the sonar findings are not altogether discouraging if you can believe what you see on tv.