I thought it would be interesting to start a thread about Bigfoot, and see if anyone here at NWFA had anything to say about the topic, or any personal experiences. I wanted to start off by talking about the Patterson Video, and ask if anyone had seen the recent episode of Monster Quest in which they provided some excellent evidence to support it's legitimacy. They talked about the "mid-tarsal break", that non-human primates have which is the point at which the sole of the foot actually breaks contact with the ground. This helped to lend credibility to alot of plaster casts taken of supposed bigfoot prints. They also contracted an independant research team to try and calculate the dimensions of the objects in the video, to establish an approximate size of the "creature" in the video. In doing this, they were able to definitively prove that the target in the video is between 7 and 8 feet tall. They were able to overlay a computer image of a human of the exact same relative size, and manipulate the human form to the form of the target. They were able to conclude that it didnt seem likely or possible that even a human of the same height would have been able to move in the way the target did. They also showed an independant reasearchers findings when comparing a map of the US, one with dots to represent all known bigfoot sightings across the US and one with the same size map showing averages of precipitiation across the US. We all know that an animal of its size and diet would need certain amounts of annual rainfall, and would stay around those areas for survival. When the two maps are put together, its astonishing how the sightings percisely follow areas with moderate to heavy rainfall. The red dots indicate reported Sasquatch sightings. The colours represent average annual rainfall. The brighter blue, the more rain. Orange and red represent extremely dry areas. Note in the eastern US how the sightings nearly stop perfectly on the border of the rainfall area. What do you think about the subject? Are they real? Are they just all a bunch of mis-identified known animals? Have you ever seen one?