Have you seen the new show on Animal Planet called “Finding Bigfoot”? I have seen two episodes now. It’s one of those shows that you know is going to be corny and sort of hoaxy, and yet you can’t stop watching it! It’s quite entertaining. You want to be there when sasquatch is definitively captured on camera! I remember as a kid watching the occasional show about bigfoot. They seemed to show the same couple of super grainy photos of some tall apelike creature walking through the forest. They often pulled out the cast of a giant footprint as well.
Well now the bigfoot experts have such cool technology to track sasquatches with. They have night vision goggles and the infrared sensors to pick up hot spots in the night forest to indicate where creatures are. They use GPS from helicopters to pinpoint the locations of potential bigfoot suspects and then relay that info to the folks on the ground. They use high tech audio recording programs to playback the supposed bigfoot howling recordings and compare them to others. But in the end they still resort to sitting out in the woods in the middle of the night, making loud calls, whistles, and banging wood on rocks to arouse the big fury beasts.
The bigfoot experts hold a town hall meeting in the location they are investigating. It’s amazing how many of the locals claim to have seen a sasquatch. Some have had rocks or sticks thrown at them by sasquatch. Still others have had their tent bounced around by a bigfoot.
The latest episode was based around Moose Lake, MN, about 50 miles southwest of Duluth. It was an area heavy with conifer forests, massive bogs, and many lakes. They picked one island to search for a night based on a series of trees that were snapped off about 10 feet up. The experts claimed this is a marking pattern used by bigfoot. They may also use the tree limbs and evergreen brances to make shelter. They also said deer skeletons in the area where a positive as sign bigfoot would like the spot. A lot of the sightings in northern California occur in the mountainous, conifer rich areas as well. Apparently sasquatch have a big rich diet of animals and plants. Such areas offer ideal habitat.
So it’s a fun and interesting show to watch. I still have major doubts about bigfoot. I just think there should be a lot more footprints and photos around. Look how easy it is to find deer, rabbit, or turkey tracks for example. Given how many people now live in the world, surely someone would have been able to capture or kill a bigfoot by now, right? In Wisconsin with hundreds of thousands of deer hunters hitting the woods every year, don’t you think a few should have seen sasquatch? Or are sasquatches so much smarter than humans that we just can’t corner them? I guess I’ll have to keep watching the show. Yes I’m hooked on something so silly. How about you, have you seen a bigfoot or do you believe in bigfoot?
This post was written by Tony Schumacher on January 17, 2012