Thursday, October 27, 2011

Are Bigfoots Nocturnal? [VIDEO]

Many believe Bigfoot are nocturnal and have learned over the years to avoid human beings when possible.

The BFRO suggests that the sasquatch is a predominantly nocturnal animal and its night vision exceeds that of man substantially. It is probable that this increase in night vision is a function of a larger eye and pupillary size rather than a reflecting layer. The animals walk with ease in seeming total darkness, but forage during the day. An indication of their nighttime activity is the fact that they are seen as frequently during the night, if not more often, than during the day, despite the limited sight distance and detection by nocturnal observers.

During nighttime expeditions, many Bigfoot researchers have experienced "eye-shine" coming from these creatures. This "eye shine" is consistent with other nocturnal animals like cats. These animals have a mirror-like layer at the back of their eyes (tapetum of the retina which helps them see better in the dark) that reflects background light like tiny searchlights. Other primates such as prosimians (primitive primates such as the lemur and aye-aye) exhibit such a feature as the tapetum lucidum. What makes this interesting is that great apes do not have this feature, neither does humans. It is worth noting that some humans do possess "a limited eye shine" that can be seen in red eye images in some photographs.

Some researchers don't buy into the Bigfoot is nocturnal idea. Humans and apes do not see in the dark due to a lack of the tapetum (reflective retina), however, Bigfoot’s eyes have repeatedly been documented to have red reflective eyes which points to them possibly having the taptetum so they can see well in the dark (many sightings of these animals do occur during the dark when they are roaming around). Human eyes only shine red when a flash from a camera hits them at the right angle. This is due to blood vessels in the eye and the flash hitting before the pupils have time to constrict.

Finding Bigfoot - Is Bigfoot Nocturnal?

Mike Rugg on Sasquatch Nocturnal activity

[via: BFRO via]


  1. I propose that Bigfoot is NOT a nocturnal animal anymore than we are. The point about other nocturnal animals that have tapetum is striking and I find it hard to accept that amongst all bi-pedal ape species, Bigfoot alone would have developed that trait uniquely. I would also point out that while there are plenty of eyewitnesses who have noticed night time activity, most pictorial and video evidence (As well as eyewitness encounter) happen during the day.

  2. I would have to agree that they might possess no more special features to see in the dark than humans or apes do. Although we know so little about them I guess it is possible. Many people do report eye shine from them. It was said that many people see them at night but I believe it’s much easier to misinterpret what your seeing and hearing at night. Many in my group report seeing shadows during our evening observations but we take them with a grain of salt. Now shadows+ smell+ footsteps= something interesting. lol We have yet to capture eye shine from the big guy. Everything else yes.

  3. Dean Harrison's story from his special forces buddies say different. They were asked to check out an area so a 3 to 4 man team went into the bush where Dean and several others had an encounter. One of the team members went and set up a makeshift camp and pretended to be a lone camper while the rest of the team hunkered down in an elevated sniper's position observing him and the surrounding area with military issued night vision. The lone camper was surrounded by a perimeter of trip wires attached to flares. They observed a 7-8ft tall hair covered homonid stealthly move toward their team member. They said he would advance toward him and notice the trip wires before activating them and go around of step over them in total darkness. So explain to me how he was able to do that without some sort of evolutionary help. Everyone tries to compare them to ourselves when the truth is we really don't have a clue. Just though this would show another side. Ask Dean he can confirm it.

  4. I think the observation can be positioned differently. We have to assume "Likely probability" by cross comparing optic traits of other like species such as Human and Gorilla. The ability to see in the dark is just not present in larger primates. Assuming Bigfoot is a divergent species from the primate evolutionary line, then we also have to assume that they will share optical trait tendencies closer to us (And not prosimians that have tapetum). Not that it isn't "possible", but based on comparative evidence it just doesn't fit. HERE'S WHAT I THINK- I believe that Bigfoot as developed through selective variation an extremely high sense of smell. This adaptation would be paramount in environments where there are numerous scents to define. I would be willing to bet that the Bigfoot did not "See" the trip wire, but "smelled" the human hands that set it and stopped short of the wire once the human scent became its strongest. Simple as this-The Bigfoot is walking towards the camp. It hits on human scent and as it walks closer to the trip wire, it smells this scent strongly at the base of a tree and also at the other base of a tree a few feet away. This may set off a primordial red flag (Having dealt with Homo Sapiens for 10,000 years it may know how to "scent out" traps and such). Anyway-I personally believe they rely on smell vs. sight.

  5. @ Kilt Maker, Sir I honestly have to say that is one of the best cross examinations I have ever heard. It was well thought out and the evidence you presented to support your theory was very informative. I except your answer and say BRAVO! It's nice to see someone who explains their answers and doesn't just thrash someone for putting in their 2 cents. Thank you.

  6. How is this eye-shine not from an owl???
    Owls perch in trees. It isn't hard to imagine an owl in a tree 7-9 feet off the ground.

  7. Thank you Anonymous. Stay tuned for my first "Guest" contribution to this awesome blog in the coming days. I am going to give some insight that is a little more scientifically focused on what species (or sub-species) Bigfoot might be using some cross comparative analysis. I'm encouraging readers to add, critique, and give input to my analysis once posted and I think the end result will be a consensus of what Bigfoot could realistically be. There are 2 answers.....1)Bigfoot is not real 2.)Bigfoot IS real and is a relative of ours. I believe the 2nd choice is true and we can employ the same methods of understanding to the discovery of Bigfoot that we do to the discover of all other hominids we find. Just one difference-Bigfoot isn't a fossil!!!