Sunday, June 5, 2011

Repost: Survivor Man Les Stroud's Bigfoot Story, Why He Believes in Bigfoot



Survivorman, Les Stroud was interviewed on KZOZ by Jeff and Jeremy. Jeremy brought up his favorite subject of Sasquatch which we thought was a ridiculous question, surprisingly, Les brought up an extremely intriguing story that gave us the chills about a possible Sasquatch experience. That's right, Les Stroud believes in Bigfoot! Listen to the interview with Les Stroud in its entirety,  click here to download the entire interview or click here. From KZOZ:
Today we had Les Stroud from Discovery Channel’s Surviorman on the air to talk about his new book “The Will to Live.” He gave us some incredible insight on his background as a survival expert as well as how he got into the business of making Survivorman.  We asked him to share some of his wildest stories which range from the extremely sensational, such as being chased by a jaguar in the Amazon, to the physically taxing, such as fighting off heat stroke in the desert.  After some quick lessons on why not to drink your own pee, or anyone else’s for that matter, he got into the topic of other “Survival” hosts.  We couldn’t agree more that these people don’t have the chops or the balls to really go for true survival without the constant aid of a camera crew.  We even got him to tell us that Bear Grylls better buy him a beer if they ever meet in a bar!
Les Stroud talks about his encounter on the Discovery Channel:

 

 Source: KZOZ

71 comments:

  1. What happened with the second story?

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  2. Finding Big Foot is such a farce...... this will be a never ending hunt, each episode will always produce anticipation because they will never find a "Big Foot". This show is ridiculous, to think these people call themselves the so called "experts" of finding the Sasquatch. Please.... I think I'm going to have a long talk with my pal the Easter Bunny.

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  3. I believe there is a bigfoot out there but with all due respect you guys will never catch one...
    i was in the marines....to catch someone who is stealth you in turn must become stealth....your group make so much noise its unbelievable...even the lowest of light the slightest of sound is magnified a hundred times in the darkness of a forest...I know your making a TV show and all....but if i was a squatch....i would see you guys coming a mile away....thats why you will never come close...
    until you drastically change your tactics...

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    1. So true. I retired after 20 years. we know they are there, seen satellite shots of them. went to training class in Cold Lake CA by local tribe on what to do if you encounter one or more. TV is way to much into drama. I could take a small team of military guys and cross the US and not be seen by people. it would not be hard.

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    2. Good word, Devildog. You have to be stealthier than whoever you're after and these guys aren't. They make loud noises that no one would mistake for an unidentified primate and expect Sasquaches to be fooled into thinking they are fellow Sasquaches. Even their attempts to "herd" sasquaches are pitiful.

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    3. 100% agreed, it seemed though that whatever he may encountered was curious. anyways this is so true, that's why the bfro are bunch of fucking idiots.

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  4. I having been saying the same thing for decades. To see these animals you must become these animals. One or two people at the most should go into the woods looking for evidence. Stealth is a great word, YES you must become stealth. If that involves only moving 100 yards in a day, then so be it. A big camera crew will never "sneak up" on a bigfoot.

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  5. Yes, I agree, they need to be quiet. I do enjoy the show because I love hearing the locals' stories. I don't really think they are going to find "proof" with this program but it's entertaining. That's all TV is anyway!

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  6. No shit I completely agree. They either need to do away with the show, or completely change their tactics and format. They must emphasize on stealth and stay out there longer. If it goes on another season with no good results again, it's likely the bfro will be taken even less seriously in the future, unless someone else makes the discovery before their fat asses

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  7. I have contacted most of the so called "research" groups to go with me to a place the native americans and locals tell me to stay out of. Not one person wants to go. This is at 6000ft in the Cascade mountains of Washington state. I am leaving early Oct 1. I am going on the request of people that have been chased out of this area or had some "serious" encounters with something. I am former military (special forces) and a former state police investigator. I plan to find out what this is they are seeing?? The only way to find out if this "thing" exists is by pure stealth.

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    1. Where in the Cascades are you going? I am curious because I live in Washington state and would love to know of this place. I would love to see a bigfoot. I do believe they could exist in our mountains because they sre so thick with forests and some tough terrain.

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    2. I have been hunting the cascade for bear and last year had a strange encounter at about 5,000 feet up. Close to where a wild firefighter had an encounter in 1996. I really hope you find what your in search of because I would sure like to know what growled at me?

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    3. I wish I could go, but I lack funds and wilderness training.

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    4. Nobody wants to take a bum out squatchin. Stop freeloading.

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  8. To Anonymous,
    That sounds so cool. I hope you find out what is going on. I have a very open mind and I believe that there is definitely something out there that all of of these people have seen and been seeing for ages. And I agree that the only way to find it is by pure stealth. Obviously whatever it is is pretty intelligent and in a way I hope no one ever finds it because it would end the mystery and the search and isnt't that what its all about, the search, the excitement and anticipation of the unknown and what you might find? In your case it sounds to me like some people truly need some help so I hope you are able to assist them. Good luck and safe journeys. Leigh Kuchera

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  9. I agree with the comment of stealth we are not going to catch these creatures while filming a show> I think a you blanket a hot spot with game cams leave them in place for some time before they are checked to capture bigfoot. I respect the BFRO cause they give us a forum and a chance for people to share stories on this controversal topic. I would rather them find bigfoot rather than some gun happy group as they seem to respect this creature as if it were a human.

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  10. i can catch one its just my wife dont let me

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  11. Unfortunately, Les Stroud told only one of two Bigfoot encounters. Anyone hear his second experience?

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    1. He was filming with his wife and he heard it walking towards his tent and he screamed " Hey we are here" and the thing ran back. there where in the middle of nowhere.

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  12. IS NOBODY WONDERING WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF/WHEN YOU ACTUALLY FIND ONE?? I mean, it will be researched in the worse vivisection labs this place has to offer! Think lab monkeys, but much MUCH WORSE! If they are real, I hope to GOD nobody finds one, because I have seen the horrors of animal testing, and the Bigfoot would live the rest of his life in excruciating misery:(

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    1. Didn't you see Harry and the Hendersons? They will watch TV and eat popcorn. Living in the forest is hard! Maybe even a large contract with the NBA.

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    2. If I were to ever see one I would be so enthralled and excited but I would never try to catch one because I agree that scientists would just want to dissect it and do what ever tests on it all the while keeping it locked in a cage if they even let it stay alive that is.

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    3. Its alright thew say there is between 2000 and 6000 in the North Americas ..... which i think is bull crap but what ever.....

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    4. I'm of the opinion that if BF exists, we will have proof only when an individual decides to show himself. Assuming BF exists (and I think by now you can count me as a believer) it's entire culture is geared towards avoiding us (homo sapiens sapiens) and BF is learning about us as fast or faster than we are learning about him. It is safe to say there are millions more humans than BFs, and that fact alone means the learning curve may be more to their benefit than ours. That is the one hurdle we will not easily overcome. We are dealing with an intelligence comparable to our own, and capability that in ways may surpass our own. I think we'll have to wait for the day when an individual BF says to him/herself: "I've had enough, let's do this....."

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    5. They will be categorized as human, as citizens and they government will try to make them pay taxes.

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    6. They may want to cage them just so they can film them disappearing after they die. Also they would want to test the big foots fecal matter to see what enzymes are in it that make break down so quickly. That would be a big moneymaker.

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  13. i feel the same way, i hope NO ONE ever finds one!

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  14. This show drives me nuts. They claim to come within yards of a Bigfoot virtually every show. But then they leave the site without going back. If one really was "just beyond thermal view", then all they'd need to do is put up a bunch of cameras in ANY area that they claim has "squatches"and leave them there for a month. But they'll never do that because they're not really interested in finding one, just keeping the show going.

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  15. They aren't apes, dammit. The Bigfoots, I mean. Just like Soylent Green, Sasquatch is human! {:-D But seriously, the TV show will never find Bigfoot because the approach is way off. They may catch some green night vision stuff - Sasquatch Green - but the final evidence will need to be DNA. Here's where Dr. Ketchum can hopefully help us soon. Forget this nocturnal thing, there's just as much activity during days.

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  16. i dont beleave the stealth part my self i saw a adult big foot 20-30 feet away from me with a full moon 2 feet of fresh snow well riding a snomobile i got a good 10-20 second dead stair with a big foot wondering if it was going to come after me or just curious its self of what it saw it was looking at me like i was looking at it i wouldn't want to see one dead but some very good pictures or legit vidio that can prove to every one with out harming it but even if some one did kill one it would be dead testing it as far as i see them i would think they would be missing link human but it would be very cool to no where they stand and how it came about

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    1. Snowmobiling under a full moon in fresh snow and you stopped to stare one down? Could it see your eyes behind the headlight or you stopped beside it, while your engine was running? Was his Bigthumb out? Maybe he wanted a lift to the bar you were coming from.

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    2. Try a little less juice and add some punctuation... Maybe, just maybe, the rest of us can actually READ what you typed.

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  17. These guys can't be serious. Really? Really? The episode I saw they were yelling and carrying torches, like a scene out of Frankenstein. Even the big homemade green monster was afraid of that. They probably scared off all the timid creatures in the woodland forest for miles. Ever see Bambi? It would be easier to believe in a talking skunk, than a "SQUATCH"..lol, because at least I know skunks are real...and that at least is a start. Show me a skunk that can talk and I may start to believe. But, until then, Animal Planet, please drop the Blair Witch format and try to do something for real animals, like the Smallfoot population in Area 51...just kidding.

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    1. The opening scene is actually from Todd Standing's encounter with more than one that got within twenty feet and were growling at him. He lit a flare to scare them off and he was screaming at them because they scared the hell out of him.. Don't know why they included it in Stroud's episode except perhaps to let people hear one growl. Didn't sound like a bear or a wolf. Todd definitely wasn't trying to attract them with the flare and the yelling - he was trying to scare them away.

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  18. i to think that stealth has to used. walking through the brush at night with a camera crew, wont get it done. i saw my first one 2 yrs ago while deer hunting.this one was in full daylight paralleling me across a picked soybean feild. i was quiet but walking in the wide open. 3 days later i got a buck. 4 days later i went again was very quiet, to where i took my deer and sat down., 20 minutes later, its still a hour before sunrise. one walked up behind me, close enough to hear it breathing, i stood , crossbow at low ready position,backed up 3 steps, and said loudly what the f---. i'm gonna shoot. i wasnt really going to, but if it was a person they would be yellin hang on a minute. this one just stood there a minute or two and walked slowly away. about 30 yards it screamed for lack of a better word, and i about shit. sat back down and waited for daylight then left. this bf was within 20 ft and the wind directly in its face, so it knew what i was then, but before that i think it thought i was a deer. alot of sightings around here in sw ohio. recent and older. 1 freind has seen them 3 times and is scared to death of them.

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  19. If a Bigfoot is ever found, besides being testing on, EVERY! I SAY EVERY! EVERY PERSON IN NORTH AMERICA WILL OUT IN THE WOODS WITH RIFLES OR TRAPS TO GET THEIR OWN! who wouldnt want a pet squatch? or what zoo wouldnt want one to get more money?what trophy hunter wouldnt want its head and pelt for his cabin? IF EVERYONE AND THIER BROTHER ACTUALLY WENT OUT TO FIND ONE,(4 hundred million people in N America! plus tourists) they WOULD be found and go extinct!

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  20. They should all be hunted down and destroyed because we do not understand them.

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  21. the guy seems quite cool and a bit of a legend. im british, so Bf isnt abig thing here, but i have had interest sincechild hod and look into it from year to yer fter a break. tha way i avoid the trash

    this guy seems legit and gis u hope BF is there
    usult the witnesses are crank tyes. this guy is surely as experienced as it gets as an outdpprs man n North merica

    i d be inclined to believe someone like him. Itsalmost like the BF hes seen is an after thought and he probably didnt want to see them

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  22. omg lol, why r we even having this discussion lol

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  23. Bring lots of bacon and used tampons dont laugh its proven too work...good luck brother they exist

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  24. You are sure not going to hear any reports to speak of from the state of Arkansas. Yes, the animals do exist, and are seen from time to time by locals who live in the most remote areas of the SW part of Ark. and SE Oklahoma. Many of these residents are growing marijuana, manufacturing meth, or moonshining in these remote areas, and it is probably like that in Tennessee, Kentucky, etc. We see mountain lions and panthers and are told by the Game and Fish these do not exist in Arkansas! I know someone who shot a red wolf & showed it to a game warden who told him to destroy it since they don't exist! Most of the folks seeing these don't even have internet or cell phones! Try operating your smart phone in the remotest part of the Ouachita Mountains. Of course I have seen one and maybe heard one and the reason people think "bear", it is the same color, eats similar foods, and are seen in similar remote areas. All you've got to do to see one is go set up a still, grow weed, or have a clandestine lab all by yourself in the remote woods of Arkansas!

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    1. It's sad that I find this so believable.

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  25. I have had 3 face to fact encounters in 25 years where I live at. Closest encounter was about 12 feet in full moonlight. Never smelled him or heard him walk upon me. it was deer season and I was climbing out of my deer tower stand. Had camo on from head to foot. I have a full beard...I weigh 270lbs, I think he thought I was a bigfoot, and he grunted at me with a very soft grunt. We stared at each other for about 30 to 45 seconds, and he just walked away from me.
    yes they are real.

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    1. He knew you were not another BF. You had a gun and he knew you were not going to shoot at him/her. Just letting you know that he knew you were there.

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  26. i had a encounter in s/w oregon some 30 yrs ago,i was camping in a very remote area on a old logging rd.i was being very quite walking in old tire tracks,when something in the forest maybe 60 ft away started walking paralel with me, i stopped and knelled down , it stopped too. i could,nt see anything due to dense growth,i got up and started walking staring into the woods ,it also started walking ,you could hear it walking on two legs clump,clump clump .i stopped a second time ,so did it.it walked along side me for a good 50 yards, so i took off running back to camp,i didnt look back but i wish i had. angus619

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  27. Why is nearly everyone posting as "Anonomous"? I am a believer and I don't think we should tolerate being pushed around so much by the skeptics. They are the ones who have the bigger problem. They are unable for several reasons, to objectively consider the evidence and go where it is pointing toward. They are an obstruction, this is tragically so. However, we need to just rise above them and continue on with our mission. It is not worth the time and energy to try to convince them. They have a separate prerogative!!

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    1. Some of us are professionals with a reputation to protect. Too many idiots on here.

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  28. To Anonymous:
    I am willing and able to go to the Cascade mountains in Washington at the 6000 ft level. I have climbed several mountains of this elevation in Maine and New Hampshire. I also hike off trail in the northern New England states. I am not afraid to be in the woods, day or night alone. Also, I'm not surprised that the major BF RESEARCH organizations don't want to go with you. They don't seem especially comfortable in the woods; they are from the city.
    I have a CWP, am certified in CPR/First Aid and I'm a CIT (Certified Instrument Technician). I know basic survival skills. I Love a challenge and to solve a mystery. I " go" where the facts a pointing.
    My email is: imamatthews@gmail.com

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  29. drat another bf encounter storythat is just that,a fookin story. no pics,no film, no sound, no asts, ne nothing. hes another story teller. a jrad as fook storyteller but a story none the less! unless u jave evidence its a story

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  30. I am a professional hunting guide, have tracked fox and coyote and deer for miles till they were jumped out of there beds .that's when I was a teenager.. there's trackers that can track animals across grass,I no most the so called sightings are from the snow belt areas.if it was a live animal it would have to search around for food and water there for like everything else would leave tracks in the snow that a blind guy could track come on (BIGFOOT) but no there never is a trail just a few made up tracks. what's this thing do just stand in one spot all the time .that would explain why the 500.000 trail camera that hunters have scattered all over the state I live in has never took a picture of one.wonder why ?? .waste of time and money could be spent educating these experts' about wildlife ..

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  31. I dont get it. Skeptics who bash BigFoots existence because of lack of proof, will get up on a Sunday morning and go to Church to worship a GOD that has never been seen or or proven to exist, still they whole-heartedly believe.


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  32. who cares as long as they catch one

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  33. idc wat any of yall say he is real iv seen him.

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  34. I think that he choses who he lets see him. I have seen him one time in my life and im a hunter to and jus bc u dont find a dead body and pics and footprints everyday doesnt mean hes not there. You know a new species is found almost every day and theres no telling how many are out there still hideing not wanting to be seen.

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  35. Sure hope Bigfoot isn't Found and decimated by modern man, I think he is plan B of the human race!

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  36. Being a long term witness, and interactor, I must agree that these tv show productions are laughable. The big guys will always have the upper hand, will almost always see you first, and elude anyone with bad intent. To anonymous going where nobody will go....if there are hostiles living that high up, you are making a poor choice. Stealth and mil experience should not trade places with good ole common sense. I see them often, but if there were a group of hostiles, I would avoid them at all costs. Ive seen them angry, and antisocial. Just know, too....sasquatch arent the only species of large ancient man roaming around out there, and the sasquatch really dont like them, either. Those ones, they are the ones making people, mostly men, disappear around the Natl forest parks. I mean there are folks who get lost, but some are taken.

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    1. Are you referring to marked hominids?

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  37. Please explain I'm an avid outdoorsman who has encountered Sasquatch there times but don't think I wasn't to encounter these other things! Also one of the squathches was angry so I left the area but I still felt it didn't mean any harm but God it was loud & scary &I couldn't be sure. Will the Sasquatch protect me from these other "large ancient men"?

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  38. Check out the Joe Rogan Experience pod cast. Les was on there and goes into in a lot of detail. Its an open conversation with TV restrictions. Its an interesting listen. Can find it on JoeRogans website for free or on Itunes.

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    1. sorry *WITHOUT the restrictions of TV.

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    2. here you go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp-YOxSe6Rc

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  39. Finding Big Foot is a joke!! As a 40+ year hunter and outdoors man with military training their approach on the show is completely wrong. I am skeptical about big foots existence and if they do they are very rare and far spread. How does BFRO think they could find proof of such an elusive creature with all the noise, camera crew and lights in the woods with them, much less the idiotic ideas they come up with to attract a big foot! Hell the only one with any brains is the skeptic Rennae and she is a wildlife biologist and should know better. The only credit they get from me is doping some rich people to back their show. No it will take stealth, scent elimination and native American backwoods knowledge to get one and it will probably take a body or live capture to prove big foots are out there.
    With all that being said, I have never in all my hunting and camping in the rockies, appelations and Canada came across evidence of a bipedal ape. They may be there, but I remain a skeptic.

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  40. The reason bigfoot remains are never found because they bury their dead. Also when a bigfoot is injured or killed the other bigfoots have been reported to drag away their friend/family member and then bury it. If you ever come across a pile of oddly placed rocks in the middle of nowhere usually near a river or mountains edge then id say dig to find what your seeking. but be aware the many stories i have read about people violating bigfoot grave sites have been bad outcomes for the people exploiting them.

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  41. ^ they also sprinkle pieces of crack on the dead Bigfoot and plant a weapon on it, if a Bigfoot were to kill another Bigfoot.


    Also, get this title right, he never said it was a Bigfoot so we don't know if he believes in one or not.

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  44. The BFRO is a farce. They know they wont find him. MAtt makerofmoney see's something on the thermal and runs after it with the entire camera crew. Its all about making money because there are so many stupid people that give them a big audience so they can charge more advertising rates. The general populace is a bunch of mind numbed idiots. Not just with a BS show like makerofmoneys but in everything in general. Thats why this country is on a non reversable down the drain to becoming a 3rd world country. There is no science in the BFRO. Just TV rating and making more money.

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  45. I found Big foot back in '79 at an elevation of 6,000 feet. I finally caught up to him in a dead end ravine, it then killed me!

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  46. I have right and left plaster casting footprints of a six toed Bigfoot and fortunately had an Native American Indian guide along to authenticate the prints. He had to 'bless' the whole experience and I have it all on video. We were in Oregon at the time about 15 years ago.

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