Monday, December 5, 2011

Does Bigfoot migrate? [Video]


We found this interesting discussion on YouTube regarding Bigfoot migration. YouTube user 72mhanna believes the theory that Bigfoots are migratory is "hogwash." Many experts in the Bigfoot community have speculated that Bigfoots tend to migrate to warmer climate to find food sources. He believes Bigfoots are nomadic hunters and thinks it's ridiculous to imagine a creature like Bigfoot walking south for the winter.

I personally feel the word NOMAD or NOMADIC hunters fits the BF better. A member of a group of people who have no fixed home and move according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land.

A person with no fixed residence who roams about; a wanderer.

To me herds of water buffalo or geese have these mass migrations

When asked if Bigfoots hibernate, this was his response:
Hibernation is a possibility, but there are some great vids of BF in the Winter that seem very authentic. I personally feel they are most likely more active in the winter when food is more scarce. I also feel they know how to stay warm also, they might dig deep holes in the snow. Another theory might be the thickness of their skin or maybe they have an extra layer of fat. Maybe they have skin and a layer of fat similar to a buffalo. Buffalo get cold but they make it through.

10 comments:

  1. I have never adhered to the nonsense that BF migrates. I think what we're talking about is more like what Native people did in America long ago. They have settlements and then they move on if resources become tough. We would run into BF a helluva lot if they migrated. It would be hard not to run into them. As much as I love having a BF become a snowbird here in Phoenix, it ain't happening. If we look a the disappearances of the Sinagua or HoHoKam tribes, we might better understand how pockets of BF might have disappeared in certain regions.

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  2. I tend to agree with what this person is saying.
    I also don't believe Bigfoot are migratory,at least in this area.
    It's all Rocky Mountains and forest.There simply is no place warm to migrate to from here unless Bigfoot trek to California.Going over the Rockies isn't even a consideration because that area of B.C. would be just as cold.
    I honestly think they are nomadic.Grizzlies hibernate,so it's one less competitor.

    I never thought of snow dens but I thought they might dig below the frost line and use spruce branches to soften and insulate the floor of the den.
    It would make sense that Bigfoot have guard hairs and an under coat.Their oily outer hair would help repel water and the under coat would keep them relatively dry and warm.
    Maybe the liver eating theory has merit and helps sustain Bigfoot over the cold months.

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  3. Witnesses have seen bigfoot smoking cigarettes and using fire. They also hang out around camps and stand by fire pits when campers are asleep.

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  4. I agree with Autumnforest. The Bigoot is the smartest and most keenly adapted creature of the forests' and mountains, and swamps. It knows how to use all the resources of its' surroundings and seems to have no problem with winter. It might however seek out more mild weather and more abundant food sources in the valleys during the winter as the Indian Tribes did.

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  5. Migration is the act of moving from one place to another. It does not mean walking south for the winter.

    Jeff Meldrum has found via research that reports tend to indicate that Bigfoot follows the rainy seasons.

    This was further reinforced by some other individuals who I can't mention at this time based on years of on site research.

    While it's possible that some family groups stay in one place it's more likely that they follow the most readily available food sources, most of which would be vegetation, roots, berries, fruit, grubs, snails, rodents, etc...

    Going after bigger game such as deer or feral pigs is not likely that easy to do.

    The migratory patterns could be only a couple hundred miles or so but IMO, it's a strong possibility.

    Scott McMan
    Ghosttheory.com

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  6. Scott-that may work where he/you are from,but here the deer,elk and sheep are still available as a food source.
    Granted they move to lower elevation so I suppose the term "migrate" could be used.People tend to associate the word migration with moving vast distances,so technically the word would be correct,but just barely.
    Nomad:
    1. A member of a group of people who have no fixed home and move according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land.

    Migrate:
    1. To move from one country or region and settle in another.

    As you can see, "migrate" implies moving a vast distance.

    Bigfoot would expend more energy migrating than they would staying in the general area,but that's my opinion.

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  7. SN,

    The definition depends on when you get it from.

    I think you misunderstood what I meant about big game.

    Deer, etc..tend to stay where they are year round but hunting them with a rifle is difficult enough. Imagine trying to catch one?

    Is an animal of higher intelligence going to tough out the winter snow in hopes of catching big game to sustain itself? IMO, no.

    It's going to travel and likely in a predetermined pattern. Maybe only a couple hundred miles, taking advantage along the way of the various edibles for that time of year as they are pushed on by the winter cold and snow.

    Based on what I've learned so far, IMO they move.

    Scott McMan
    Ghosttheory.com

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  9. We are in northern Canada and believe that the occasional Bigfoot goes through here and treks north every few years. Sightings are fairly rare. Last time I hear wood knocks was in late November. Someone I know visits a habitation site in southern Ontario that is fairly mild (compared to here) in winter, but says he never sees sign or hears them in the winter at all. They start appearing in April. They are obviously going else where in winter. Please understand that most animals hibernate as well. Thus, I believe they are nomadic.

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