Friday, August 10, 2012
An invisible, smell, lingering around reading minds in the trees
Editor's Note: This is a post by Bigfoot Evidence intern Melloney TheEriduserpent. She lives in southern Spain and her various interests are herpetology, mythology, and ufology. Basically, everything supernatural.
Last night I was babysitting my 5 year old grandson Jesus, just before bed he asked me “Grannie does Bigfoot have any super powers like Spiderman or Superman?” Well seeing he is a little boy I told him all about Bigfoots “super abilities” the mind control/infra-sound, the invisibility, it´s stench etc. After he fell asleep I began to wonder about this myself. Why do people believe that Bigfoot even has these capabilities?
I myself cannot think of any other animal that truly does, so why would this one have them? I thought about it and in my mind there is no other reason other than this:
Bigfoot is elusive and so far has not been captured by man so this must mean that is has magical powers otherwise we would have lots of them in cages by now. How else can we explain the lack of Bigfoot in our zoos? I mean we are humans, top of the food chain, boss of our planet, no way could we not capture a simple primate unless it had some kind of secret weapon stopping us. That´s the reason I think, man has not captured one so man has to make an excuse for it.
Imagine coming face to face with a Bigfoot, fear paralysing your entire body, your pants filling up like a baby, well what would a grown man tell another? In most cases they´d be honest but the more macho ones would have to say something like this:
“I swear man I couldn´t move it had me fixed in it´s sight, like I was frozen, I wanted to shoot it but I couldn´t lift my gun, it wouldn´t let me”.
So some could say they were hinting at an unfair advantage, that no matter what they wanted to do they were helpless, so that would be “mind control”. Now infra-sound is another thing all together, in my view it is complete poppy cock, I just don´t see a creature who is supposedly so much like a human being able to do this. We show no signs of this ability, no other primates do so why would a Bigfoot be able to do it?
People have said they have been “zapped” and felt as though a bolt of electricity has hit them, some say they have been left disillusioned, feeling lost and unable to function correctly afterwards. Well I say it is all down to adrenalin rushes, when a person is scared they enter a state of "fight or flight". This term is used to characterize the body's reaction to very stressful situations. It is an evolutionary adaptation that allows the body to react to danger quickly. Dilated air passages, for example, allow the body to get more oxygen into the lungs quickly, increasing physical performance for short bursts of time. The blood vessels contract in most of the body, which redirects the blood toward the heart, lungs, and major muscle groups to help fuel the reaction.
When a person encounters a potentially dangerous situation, the hypothalamus in the brain signals the adrenal glands to release adrenaline and other hormones directly into the bloodstream. The body's systems react to these hormones within seconds, giving the person a nearly instant physical boost. Strength and speed both increase, while the body's ability to feel pain decreases. This hormonal surge is often referred to as an "adrenaline rush."
In addition to a noticeable increase in strength and performance, this hormone typically causes heightened awareness and increased respiration. The person may also feel light headed, dizzy, and experience changes in vision. These effects can last up to an hour, depending on the situation. When there is stress but no actual danger, a person can be left feeling restless and irritable. This is partly because adrenaline causes the body to release glucose raising blood sugar, and giving the body energy that has no outlet. In a way you become heady, high and this can cause confusion.
I think many presume this is a Bigfoot power at work simply because in this day and age our bodies do not often if ever launch into full flight or fight mode. So it is a new feeling, which they cannot explain and so blame it on Big foot.
Then there is invisibility. You get the good old “I swear it was there, then it wasn´t”. It just cannot happen so again let us look at the facts. Being able to dissolve into thin air is a total improbability, at best all it could do is camouflage itself. The best way to do this is just not move, to become one with the background. Quite often a person will see something from the corner of their eye, sometimes it is a shadow, sometimes a Bigfoot, but when they look again it has gone. The problem here is proving whether it was actually there in the first place.
It is normal for people listening, to sometimes take a line literally, quite like in Biblical times when Jesus was said to have been a fisherman, he wasn´t but he often told his disciples that “he would cast his net far and wide”. There are many instances like this, where stories get changed as in a game of Chinese whispers, parts are taken away, parts are added to heighten the entertainment value.
Now the last one, its smell, which has been likened to bog gas, rotten cabbage, dead carcasses, and more. This maybe true and it very possible so out of all of them I think this defence could be real, lots of animals use smell to fend off other animals and also to attract them. I´d say it is less for protection, more for maybe disguising it´s tracks to anything other than its own species. Scent can also be used for telling others what sort of health it is in, whether it is ill or injured, or whether it is ready for mating. So I do believe that Bigfoot may have a very disagreeable smell.
I think some of the things we hear are myths/lies being perpetuated by those trying to make Bigfoot sound more entertaining to those of us, who are not already hooked on finding this creature. People who want to up their TV show ratings, or people who just cannot admit that being scared in in their human nature.
Certainly Bigfoot's powerful set of defence mechanisms seem to be few and far between, it is good at hiding, it is intelligent, it is stealthy and nocturnal. In fact it has all the techniques that the once elusive Mountain Gorillas had and used, but humans found them in time.
Posted by Shawn at 8/10/2012 12:00:00 AM