Saturday, June 23, 2012

Biblical Bigfoot


Editor’s Note: Jonathan Poulsen has been researching the Sasquatch since 2008, but really involved himself heavily in 2011. He has since devoted his life to the near impossible challenge of verifying the existence of the Sasquatch. Shawn refers to him as the Bigfoot encyclopedia.

NOTE: This article was not written by a biased source, as I am neither an Atheist nor Christian.

In the Bible, there are numerous references that one might interpret as being related to the Sasquatch. The most famous of these is undoubtedly the giant Goliath. But, Goliath is largely thought to be just an unusually tall human, and not as a bipedal ape, early hominid, ghost, alien, or anything else that the Sasquatch is thought to be. In Genesis 27:11, a hairy man is mentioned:

“And Jacob said to Re-bekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man”.

Esau is described as a completely normal modern man, but with excessive hair growth. His behaviors were typical of men in that region during that particular time period (2,600 years ago?). Nothing about Esau seems to indicate anything cryptozoological or unexplained. One verse, also in the Book of Genesis, reads:

“Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.”

Could this be a way of saying Esau lived in the mountains? Possibly.

It is more likely, however, that Esau simply had a bad case of Hypertrichosis, a disease that causes unconditional hair growth all over the body. Jo-Jo the Dog Faced Boy and Lionel the Lion Faced Man, two famous circus performers, both had this bizarre disease also known as ‘Werewolf Syndrome’.

In Genesis 6:4, the following is written:

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown”.

From what I understand, the term ‘Sons of God’ is synonymous with the term ‘giant’. So, giants bred with daughters of men and had half giant-half man children? The children went on to become prolific and mighty. Psychologist Stan Gooch suggested that Neandertals and humans produced offspring that are still around today, and that the offspring are the Jews. So could the ‘giants’ be Neandertals? Well, Neandertals weren’t known for their great height, but they are thought to have been quite hairy creatures (which fits the description of Esau). And also, Jews would’ve been the primary group of people to read the Book of Genesis (which was originally featured in the Old Testament) and complimenting them by referring to the Jews as “mighty men which were of old, men of renown” would’ve been a positive addition to the Bible. The part I like best about the Christianity-Sasquatch connection is the comment that they lived after the initial “creation” of our planet, leaving open the possibility that they may still exist today…..

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  1. The Bible also says that a guy lifted his staff and parted an entire sea...... so, you know, grain of salt and all that

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    1. It also says there's an invisible man that lives in the sky. Such a silly work of fiction...

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    2. anon 1:55, 5:19, you ignorant fools. Invisible 'man in the sky'???? lol. Jesus was most definitely visible when on earth. He was murdered for his good deeds, teachings, and beliefs . You silly little boys.

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    3. boy do some people needs some teaching. you sure got your stories mixed up. I leave you to God to get your heads back on straight. I was going to comment but after those I don't think so you wouldn't understand any way.

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  2. "That guy" was a prophet and his name was Moses, you loser.

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    1. that guy was an imaginary literary figure. Get with the modern age, religion's time has passed, no need to be afraid of the unknown anymore.....

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    2. Thank you! An 800 year old imaginary figure.

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    3. To anon at 12:14pm

      It is exactly because of my faith and belief in God that I'm not afraid of the unknown.

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    4. Many people who are mentally ill are not afraid of the unknown, so you're not all that special, Blondie.

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  3. The giants were the fallen angels thats God expelled from heaven. They fallen angels came down and mated with human females. Eventually, these fallen angels destroyed the good in man, resulting in the Noah flood. It all there Look on youtube Look under God, aliens, angels it over an hour kong.

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    1. Thank God someone knows what their talking about...god bless all you non believers....God is real...but bet u watch ghost stories and and your on here looking for bigfoot and no ones ever seen them ....if you need proof God exist let me know you can meet my son....Glory to God!!!! N Jesus loves you

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  4. Believing in religion is almost as ridiculous as believing in Bigfoot.

    The 2 together? Fuking retarded.

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    1. Wonder what you'll say when you're 60 sec from dying?

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    2. "Idiot, you are standing on my oxygen line!"

      "I thought you said this coke was cut?!"

      "Nobody takes my keys away, dude!"

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  5. I have looked at lots of BF sites from the cranky to the pseudo-scientific. After a few days looking thru this sight and making a few mainly balanced, but skeptical comments, I have finally confirmed to myself that the whole field of BF research is totally screwed. It has become overrun with cranks and trolls on both sides. Best thing would be to move the whole thing offline. I don't beleive in bigfoot as there is no verifiable evidence of its existence, apparently this makes me an unwelcome troll here. Goodbye y'all. And good luck with each other, you'll need it.

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    1. I agree, everyone is a troll but me. I think they should take this whole bigfoot thing offline and put it on the beach. I like the beach.

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    2. Gareth you idiot we have BF hair, tracks, DNA enough to convict a person in a court of law.

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  6. Religion? I believe in God. Call it what you will.

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  7. Wow, this might be the dumbest thing I've ever read.

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    1. So what,wanna fight about it?

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    2. Anon 4:29, Wow, that might be the dumbest comment I've ever read.

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  8. @Gareth. You are totally right. The whole field has gone to the next level. What level is that? Profit off actually not finding bigfoot. There are still a small few who still care But this field has gone primetime with Its own TV shows,blogs, weekly blurry YouTube videos and such.

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    1. Thank you for a measured and sensible reply. I have noticed these types of reply do not generally come from anonymous posters. Maybe if they took away the anon option things would get better. Anyway I meant it - I am off. I am up for a laugh as much as the next guy so taking it to the beach would be great. Imagine the hoax videos of BF with a rubber ring and a towel. As for everyone's a troll except me, I guess that reply sums it up. Mean, arrogant nonsense.

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    2. Different anon here. Just go already! You've already said you don't believe therefore you are just inviting the "mean" comments by clicking keys. See ya!

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    3. Dude, I know you did not mean that everyone is a troll but that every side has a lot of kooks. That's going to be true about almost anything that gets media attention. Anyway, I was only kidding.

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    4. Gareth, get the hell out of here you lush, nobody cares about your opinion, LEAVE.

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  9. Big surprise, not a single intelligent response to a well thought out topic of discussion. I've always thought about this, but the whole neanderthals mating with humans resulting in the 'Jews' is almost degrading and anti-Semitic. For all those whole definitely believe in Bigfoot and that they exist today yet bash any religious topic, namely Christianity, whenever it is brought up, you are all Hypocrites. You believe in something there is little evidence of, has not been proven to be real, many people have had encounters with throughout history, some even believe in Bigfoot without seeing. Well, that sounds a lot like religion Faith believing in something without seeing it and without undeniable proof as to it's reality. Think about that. So, Bigfoot and the Bible, or Biblical Bigfoot, why the hell not!

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    1. Exactly. Believers are hypocritical to the highest degree. Laughing at religion while preaching the existence (of an UNPROVEN species) in the same breath.

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    2. Anon 11:00, aha, finally an intelligent response!

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    3. I'm a skeptic AND an atheist, cuz I don't just take anybodies word for it....

      Critical thinking and common sense, it does a body good

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    4. Thank you Nick, it's about time to form a group of likeminded individuals. I feel the same as you do.

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    5. You are the ones I hope will run into Bigfoot one day.

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    6. Thank you, me too! Someone has to drag in a body so it may as well be me.

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    7. Anon 4:25,

      No doubt that Bigfoot has had a very bad day if we should ever cross paths. End of story.

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    8. Anon 6:12, you don't have the balls you vagina.

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    9. Hey, don't be assuming a vagina is a wimp. Those vaginas take a lot of punishment birthing you guys. The vagina is tougher than your balls.

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    10. LOL you tell em MamaBear!

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  10. I always thought how very odd it was that Jacob's mom (in the Bible) had to put a thick hairy animal skin on his arms in order to fool his blind dad that he was his brother Esau. Weird how very hairy Esau was.

    Gilgamesh, in the Sumerian tales, befriended and domesticated a wild hairy man-creature.

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    1. Gilgamesh was also a giant, or super human and was depicted with pets like lions that he would hold in one hand.

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  11. What I find is so funny about this is I did this research and posted this research about Bigfoot and the Edomites years ago. I even had a article posted about my research on this. I was even on blog talk radio about this I called it Bigfoot in the Bible. look it up.
    I point out Esau and the Edomites and more.
    I was the first to claim Esau was the first Bigfoot and that the Edomites are what we call Bigfoot today.

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    1. Can you give me a link please, I'd like to read your research?

      I'm also aware that some seem to think it could be Cain and his descendants.

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    2. There was no Bigfoot in Isreal? Not even prime habitat.

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    3. Blondie, I think the article he's referring to is the interview Steven Streufert attempted to do with him and it's on Bigfoot Books. Good luck is all I have to say.

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    4. Thanks anon at 11:08pm.

      Don't think I'll pursue it any further as I suspect I've heard/read it.

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  12. Are you just out to take credit for other people's hard work and research? Everybody knows that Leroy came out with that info a long time ago.

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    1. True dat; Just found //ourbigfoot.com/bigfoot_in_the_bible.html

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    2. Hmmm, interesting that Bigfoot Evidence is rehashing a topic covered years ago but not citing the other individuals research.

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    3. It is a guest post,just like others before.

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    4. Did Leroy make the connection with neanderthal inbreeding with humans and the inbreeding of giants and humans? Did he note Stan Gooch's hypothesis?

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  13. Check out the Edomites depiction in Michaelangelo's "Last Judgement"

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    1. I'm sorry for jesus freaks, poor delusional people, fooling themselves into believing something that if they did any reading other than the bible they would discover is just a bunch of malarky, based on ancient pagan stories.

      There is no invisible man who lives in the sky who runs your life. Think about how stupid that idea is!!! The earth is billions of years old. Creationism is a falsehood. all religion falls to pieces when placed under scrutiny , religion is the bane of mankind and needs to be exterminated so we can evolve as a species culturally. try and get with the program

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    2. Like the guy said in a post above- Can't wait till you're 60 sec from death to see if you feel the same way!

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    3. Even if religion is a farse like you believe at least it teaches people how to try and live moral lives, forgiveness , and treat people how they would like to be treated. I'd rather live like that and be an atheist. Apparently your atheism proves your bitter attitude and a bad way you treat people. So leave bigfooters alone . Even if it turns out not true so be it . At least it's exciting. You can't take that away from any religious person or someone who wants to have any other belief ! Keep up your atheism and the obvious no moral direction it provides you . Name one thing positive atheism provides you? Your mean and vulgar comments prove my point! Yes there are some people who claim to be religious who are not moral, but they are not living by the true teachings.

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    4. Who cares anon 2:59! If I believe in something and it makes me happy so what! I'm happy and your atheism just makes you ticked. It's less stressful to believe in something than spend my whole life trying to change others beliefs. If I believed tulips where a god and it made me happy ( and it's false) then so what. I lived my whole life a little happier. So get over it !

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    5. What does atheist say 10 seconds before a plane crashes? Oh Oprah ?

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    6. Oh shit! I should have believed in something !

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    7. They say damn, this is gonna burn.

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    8. So let it be written,so let it be done............

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  15. Plagerism is one act I hate. Please post Mr. Blevins story if he will allow it. There are more things that can be "called out" than just blobsquatches. And Plagerism is one of them. A person who does this should be disregarded just as much as the idiot who put up the photo of a gorilla recently.J.D.

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    1. Plagiarism is using or closely imitating another author's words and thoughts. I read Blevins' piece, and the only similarity is the topic. No plagiarism here, unless of course, Leroy Blevins holds exclusive rights to the Bible.

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    2. He didn't plagiarize it per the definition but its basically the same story. Would've been better to just link the other guys article.

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    3. Blevins is on the shit list because of his views on PGF. End of story. Anybody else would have been acknowledged for having written about a possible connection to bigfoot and characters in the bible.

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    4. Total rehash of Leroy Blevins work. The kid states he is not a christian which I could care less about. But what do you think the chances are a non christian picked up the bible and independently came up with basically the same article as Leroy Blevins?

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  16. Well, I gotta say that this site is supposed to be about Bigfoot, not people's religious beliefs. I don't care if a person is atheist or theist or something else, just keep it to yourself. And lets talk Bigfoot.

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  17. Try reading the Bible instead of copying someone else for a change. Getting tired of seeing post about this 14 year old kid that knows squat about anything. Get some original material from credible researchers instead of this so called encyclopedia.

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    1. Woah, troll much? I had no clue Leroy did this. Also, I doubt he made the connection with Neandertal inbreeding. Are you kidding? I know more about the Sasquatch than you. Also, if you're going to talk trash, please use your name instead of going anonymous. Thanks!

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    2. You claim to know more about bigfoot on the one hand, then on the other hand you don't have a clue this topic was already covered. I prefer to post anonymous just like you prefer to wear a girls wig.

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  18. Actually, modern studies show that most people, except for a few East Asian populations, have Neanderthal DNA, if I recall correctly. So there's nothing that says that Jewish people have more than anyone else.

    Your initial hypothesis about him being an extra-hairy man was probably closer to the mark.

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  19. After reading some of these post now I can see why people out side of the Bigfoot world don't believe in Bigfoot.
    You know in 2002 I came face to face with a real Bigfoot. Then right after that I did research going over book after book written by these so called Bigfoot researchers but, not one of them that written these book has seen a real Bigfoot or even know nothing about them. But they are called Bigfoot researchers.
    Let me explain:
    John Green has looked for Bigfoot for over 40 years and he has never seen one, all he found was tracks and that was it.
    Same goes for Rene Dahinden he looked for Bigfoot for over 40 years and he has never seen a real Bigfoot again only tracks.
    But, these two men are Bigfoot experts.
    Just like these people that gone over the PG film writing books and telling people that the film shows a real Bigfoot. However did any of these people seen a real Bigfoot again I say NO. Not one of them seen a Bigfoot. However we are to believe these men research on the film.
    As for me I can say YES I have seen a real Bigfoot face to face. I can also say I do know what they are by my research and they are Edomites. As for the PG film again I can say Yes it was a man in a suit for I have seen a real Bigfoot and what is seen on the PG film shows a man in a suit.
    So if people don't believe my research that is OK with me I am not out to please everyone I am out to tell the truth and find the proof to back up that truth. As for these so called Bigfoot researchers if they really know all about Bigfoot as they claim then why not go out and get one and show the people that you are a expert and stop all these BS claims like they tell in their books.
    Remember this, the same men that started this hole bigfoot crazy are the same men that is behind the PG film Bigfoot hoax.

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    1. People who study dinasoures never saw one! People who teach about the bible never lived during that time so I guess they are not experts either. What makes an expert is someone who devotes a lifetime ( Like Green) to studying a subject and never caves to critics. Knows more than most others and interviews tons of people. I saw a dozen moose in my lifetime , but I certainly wouldn't call myself an expert . But a biologist who studies them day after day I would call an expert because I don't work in that profession . Even if they saw one or not!

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    2. There are books written by people who have had encounters. Must not read enough to back up your claim

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    3. One book is " Notes from the field, tracking north Americas Sasquatch" by William Jevning. He saw one and wrote a book. Blevins claim is false.

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    4. There is no such thing as a Bigfoot expert because we haven't even located and captured one. But, John Green and Rene Dahinden are two of the best investigators the Sasquatch researching community has or will ever see. They're better than me, they're better than you Leroy, they're better than Matt Moneymaker and the BFRO. They started on case in the mid 1950s and interviewing hundreds of eyewitnesses and examined several trackways. Now, even if another investigator from today's age were to do more of what they did and even film a crystal clear video of a Bigfoot, they still wouldn't be as prolific as John or Rene. Do you know why? Because John and Rene were pioneers in this field. They did it when 99% of the world didn't even know what a Bigfoot was.

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  20. Now as for the Bible. People look at the Bible as a book I look at it as a history book that holds the secrets of our past.
    The Bible talked about this type of man and tells the story of this type of man and his descendents. But again people over looked it as the years go by.
    Remember this every story has a starting point and it's up to researchers to find that starting point. And the Bible is the only book that really talked about this type of man and when it all started. When you read this story of Esau you will read in full detail of what he looked like and how he lived and what he ate.
    Let me show you:
    Esau was born with hair all over his body like a hairy garment.
    Now what did Esau body hair looked like again the bible tells us this.
    Jacob took the skin of the kid goat and place it on his hands and neck.
    By this we know that Esau hair on his body is like the fur on a kid goat.
    Again as told in the bible Esau had a smell. And that he made a bitter cry when he was upset.
    Now the Bigfoot
    They have fur over their bodies and they have a smell and they make a bitter cry.
    Then when the Romans gone to Edom to kill the Edomites they killed all the males that was there in Edom but they did not kill the females. Then the Edomites left Edom over 3000 years ago and then around the same time you will see reports of this type of people being seen in other locations.
    So you see by going over the starting point and back tracking the reports they all line up with one another.
    So the next time people talk about the Bible please look at it from other angles as well and not what man said about the Bible.
    By the Bible not only did I found the start of the real Bigfoot but, I also found the true location of Noah's ark and the Garden of Eden and I know the true stories that are told in the bible. And Yes I have the proof to back up my findings. I have real images of Noah's Ark at rest and I have pictures of the cherubim at the east of the Garden of Eden.

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    1. Hi Leroy I have a question that you may know the answer to. The Romans were very good at record keeping. Has anyone ever researched whether or not there was ever mention of a bigfoot being captured and brought to the area to fight gladiators. Their empire was huge and they had a predelection for killing alot of people and animals in the arena these were gathered from all over. J.D.

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    2. So the Sasquatch being a magical, interdimentional "Edomite" is completely logical and acceptable, but the Patterson-Gimlin film being real is a complete nonsensical absurdity?

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    3. He's judging the PGF film against a personal sighting, Jonathan. Accepting a Biblical account requires blind faith, period.

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    4. Nice try Leroy, but your reasoning is faulty. The Garden of Eden was destroyed in Noah's flood.

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  21. Good article JP but Esau was not a Bigfoot,Sasquatch or what ever term you want to use. After attending Seminary school and studying the bible it is in my honest opinion that they are the Sixth Day Creation.In Genesis chapter one verse 27 is says that God created man in his own image He created them both male and female. In verse 28 he blessed them and told them to be fruitful and multiply. He gave them dominion over all the creatures God created and every living thing. In verse 29 God said I have given you every herb bearing seed ,which is upon the face of the earth and every tree bearing seed to you as meat. Verse 30 continues to describe what God has done for Sixth day creation man,and he looked at what he had done and was pleased thus the end of that day. He never told them they needed to be covered or even the fact they were naked. So what happened to Sixth day creation man did they perish in the flood as did the descendants of Adam did? No because he told Noah to safe two of Every Flesh so that tells us that there were more than just 8 people on the Ark. When the doors opened they would continue to do just as God commanded. I know it's a lot to take in but in my opinion that's where the story begins,later we would see the so called Anakim come into the story. You know them best by names like Anak,Og,and of course Goliath all were of unusual stature and great strength. Good article anyway,you will get many different opinions about the subject and many will be nasty about it but that's just how it goes I guess.

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    1. Sorry you are wrong. I have study the Bible for over 28 years now. What people don't understand about the Bible is that if you read what is written you will see God was talking to others with him and he said "Let Us Make Man" out of our image and after are likeness.
      If you read this the right way God was talking to other with him on the 6th day and that he and who that was with him are to make men out of their images and likeness the same as God did. However the race of man made by God all died in the time of the flood of Noah. And all the race of men made by the others was save from the flood and there was 12 arks made at the time of Noah. And each one of those arks carry the race of man made by each of the others that was with God. This is why we see different race of people today and in my research I have found 8 out of the 12 arks and I have real images of those arks and I know the location of these arks.
      Just like the ark that holds the Ten Commandments they claim there was 1 ark but if you read what is written you will see there was 2 ark's the first ark was made by Bez-a-leel and that ark hold the first set of commandments that Moses broke and they had writing on both side. There was another ark made by Moses and he place the second set of commandments that had writing on the one side and that is the 10 commandments. Esau and the Edomites race came in the time of Issac for he was the father of Esau.

      Too the question from Anonymous.
      Yes and I will put a video together this week and show some of my research on Esau and the Edomites.

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    2. I like to add this.
      Look over the beginning of the Bible when God created male and female. As you read they both was made on the same day. But as you go on through the bible you will read when Lord God made man and he place the man in the Garden but as you read he did not made a female for him until after the 6th day.
      Again what people don't know is the bible talks about 2 Gods, God and Lord God.
      Let me explain
      As you know God knows all and see all. But when you read about The Garden of Eden you will see Lord God ask questions. Like he did not knew they eat from the tree of good and evil. And he did not knew where Adam and Eve was at when they hide from him. And he did not even knew that Cain killed Abel. You see Lord God is a different person then God him self.
      And as the Bible state this book is the blood line of the Hebrews. In other word the Bible will only tell us about the Hebrew blood line and not the blood line of the other race of people that was made.

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    3. Every body is entitled to an opinion no matter how stupid it sounds to others. And yours Leroy has got to be the STUPIDEST I have EVER heard you need help. 12 Arks and you have found them O.K. if you say so there are 2 Gods as well,mmmmmmmmmmNOT!!!!WoW!!!!

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    4. Every body is entitled to an opinion no matter how stupid it sounds to others. And yours Leroy has got to be the STUPIDEST I have EVER heard you need help. 12 Arks and you have found them O.K. if you say so there are 2 Gods as well,mmmmmmmmmmNOT!!!!WoW!!!!

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    5. Leroy, if you are too stupid to get the spelling and grammar help you so obviously need, then U think you are too stupid to consider credible.

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    6. Leroy--One God, Three Persons. God the Father, God the Son, and God the holy Spirit. I'll stop there, as there is so much screwed up about your interpretation, I could write for days just on the subjects in your last comment. You may have been studying the Binle for 28 years, but, dude, you're doing it wrong.

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  22. Check out the archived show of "Inspired by Bigfoot," with my guest Dr. Matthew Johnson. (http://inspiredbybigfoot.wq4dradio.com) He has some interesting things to say about bigfoot and the Bible. I'm far from having even some of the answers, but I know Matt personally, and I believe what he says.

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    1. Do you have to subscribe to listen? What date was the show recorded on? That link doesn't give enough information to find the show you're talking about.

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  23. I feel like I went to a bible reading!

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  24. You don't have to suscribe to listen. Go to the link mentioned, and look for this sentence on the left side of the page: "Listen to most recent episodes below.
    Previous episodes are in the Archive."

    The show originally aired on Tuesday, May 8th.

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  25. bigfoot is a descendant of Esau....stop being smart asses.

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