The way I see it... there would likely be a fair amount of them by now if they existed to where people would have likely found something solid by now. it just seems quite unlikely they would be as obscure as they supposedly are if they have been around a while as their population would likely grow and people would likely start spotting them more often etc, especially in today's world where just about everyone has a cell phone/camera. I am sure you get the gist of it
so while I am sure some people can easily make crap up for fame or to keep the legend alive etc, what I said above I think is a pretty strong reason against them existing.
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I would have to say, it is probably due to a "Lack of Solid Evidence"...
One would think that with all the technology that we have today, and with humans living just about everywhere on the planet... Their existence should have been proven by now.
But then again, it was hard to believe that in 2014, a major passenger plane could simply disappear without a trace... and yet one did!
I think many people today have this belief that because we have a lot of technology, and that we went to the moon 50 years ago... "That there is no more to learn" about our planet... Maybe, "we've only just begun"!
I try to be open minded to the possibility...
But, as I suggested, there is just SO little evidence, and nothing "SOLID"...
What ever "solid" means.
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Mainly because due to a lack of evidence and the geographical region where Bigfoot is suppose to exist.
In contrast, the Yeti, while there is also a lack of evidence, he's supposed to live in a remote geographical region which makes the lack of evidence more plausible even if does exist.
I've always wondered about photos that supposedly show tracks towards the tops of remote mountain tops...
While it is true, that anyone can make fake tracks... especially if they are fully determined to do so, no matter how hard it can be to do them...
Most people climb mountains... TO CLIMB MOUNTAINS... They don't go there to fake Big Feet tracks. The act of climbing mountains is really too dangerous all by itself, to do anything else.
And since they are remote locations, people won't create hoaxes to trick other people, because it is unlikely that anyone will find them...
And so, while I said, some climbers might fake tracks to get fame...
One has to ask the question, If they really did find tracks, that they did not create themselves... Then who or what made them?
I'd assume that most mountain climbers are not experts in identifying footprints so it might simply be case of misidentification of another animal. A study made in 2013 by a British scientist tested what was supposed to be Yeti fur and concluded that the hairs were a match for a bear and that while there might be a an animal behind the legend, it will probably be something less spectacular than giant ape. Maybe an unknown subspecies of bear that lives in the region.
? Is it cause not many have seen him / them ? Is it because of lack of solid evidence ? Is it because where would they live / be hiding? Is it because people are liars and seeking fame / fortune ?
For one, the lack of bodies. We find bodies of deer, bears, wolves, mountain lions, everything you can imagine. But nobody has ever produced a Bigfoot body.
But bigger than that, I'm going to say it's the advances in surveilling these places. In the last 20 years or so the number of good quality cameras in the US has gone up maybe tenfold. It's a rare person that doesn't have a camera. I remember a scene in Close Encounters where somebody points out that we don't have clear pictures of a UFO/alien spaceship, and a news guy points out that the news has never filmed a plane crash or even a car chase live and gotten it on the news. Well, now we have the plane crashes, the car crashes, and every other rare-but-real event you can name. We have million-to-one stuff like lightning strikes right next to the camera, you name it - because with two hundred million cameras being used daily, you get that stuff.
Then throw in the advent of trail cameras, so you don't even have to rely on actually happening to be in the same place at the same time as a Bigfoot. There's trail cameras strung up in trees all over the place. But no Bigfoot pictures.
And even more than that... these days the forest service does aerial surveys of animal populations. You fly over with an imaging infra-red camera and you can count whole populations of all sorts of animals. We get bears, wolves, deep, everything. Everything but Bigfoot.
So now we're to assume that there's a large animal out there... that nobody ever manages to film. Nobody ever finds a body of. That never walks in front of a trail camera. That never shows up on a wide-area survey. Not ever, year after year after year. I don't buy it.
Oh, and a more minor one - there was a show called "Finding Bigfoot", which was about a team of people trying to find a Bigfoot (imaginative name!). There were nine seasons covering ninety episodes over seven years. They never found a single Bigfoot.
Says it all, really.
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