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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Are There Parallels Between Ghost Hunting and Bigfoot Hunting?


Paranormal investigator Carolyn Dougherty has been exploring the field for over 20 years. Similar to ghost hunting, Dougherty sees the same problems in the Bigfoot hunting world with people clinging to false evidence and jumping to conclusions to suit an agenda to prove the existence of Bigfoot. In her article, "Bigfoot or Big Foolery?" she draws some interesting parallels between ghost hunting and Bigfoot hunting:

These include the high probability of misperception and misidentification, the lack of proper analysis of "evidence", people with no formal credentials calling themselves "experts", cognitive bias, fraud and overall poor investigative techniques.

Like ghost hunting, a lot of people talk in absolutes about Bigfoot, meaning they assert things as facts that have little or no evidence to back them up. For example, some enthusiasts claim that Bigfoot is either a descendant of, or close relative of the extinct Gigantopithecus. The late anthropologist Grover Krantz made this speculation. The problem is, there is no evidence that one ever made it to this continent. Another issue is, as far as I know, nobody has proven that Gigantopithecus was bipedal, walking upright. The supposition came from the size of jaw fragments and speculation how the skull would fit on the neck. But many researchers assert there is more evidence it was a quadruped, based on its massive size.
Head over to CarolynsCreepyCorner to read the full article.

59 comments:

  1. Thanks. Find any ghosts lately?

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  2. Parallels? You mean besides the ridicule factor?

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    1. This lady forgets to mention one major problem with the "scientific" short comings of bigfoot researchers. Main stream science absolutely refuses to investigate whether this creature exists. If she really wants to throw rocks at someone she should throw them at the scientific community and not the people trying to find the truth about bigfoots alledged existence.


































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  3. No! None ! Never! But yes the ridicule! I take a lot of crap in this area, but oh well. People spend a lot of time in other areas that others think is nuts . I fIsh a lot and if u figure what it costs to get a fish ( truck, boat, motor, fuel, tackle, lodging, lic., vacation time, food, gear, and spending $$) people think your nuts because that fish now costs 5k a pound- that's nuts. I can buy fish cheaper. But I love it. It's the experience, getting back to Bigfoot - no parallels to ghosts at all except the ridicule.

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    1. And assertions of facts that have not been proven like the exampe in the above article , but as a subject no . I guess you can say similar things about dinosaurs with exception of bones. All theory on certain areas, except we have observed behavior, poop, eating habits, hair, ect that dinos we can't get. DNA will give us more science. Paranormals only get into it because the are already ridiculed and why not add one more thing to their list, but beyond the stated assertions above they totally need to be separated . Bigfoot is not paranormal.

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    2. Anon 5:32 I think they also talk about some parallels between what certain things that footers and paranormals assert as fact that is not proven.

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    3. I guess I can see that. I went overboard ( no pun) on the fishing thing. I meant no and never about ghosts and bigfooting being related . Assertions and ridicule yes, but everything else -no. Most physical evidence can be eventually proven on Bigfoot, but paranormal can never prove ghosts exist.

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    4. Anon 5:52 is proving the point of this article and doesn't even realize it.

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    5. Eventually technology will likely prove ghosts real, someone somewhere may already know this answer but a good many of these questions' truth whether ghosts or aliens or bigfoot seem too big for us mere mortals to comprehend momentarily. Hence, the cover-up and denial in these fields for the time being though much evidence for life after death does exist, like with bigfoot much of it is faked but I believe a good deal of it's not thus proving to me the existence of spirits and an on-going of consciousness when the body dies. This is in effect the only death, the physical one. Decision makers for whatever reason deem it not good enough proof yet logically it is.

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  4. I have a pet unicorn who believes in bigfoot.

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    1. Are you putting a unicorn horn on your boyfriend again and having relations!

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    2. Hey, ask The Knower he'll tell you.

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  5. Both create conferences, write books, create DVD's plus more useless paraphernalia to hock, and in most part! are either under-educated or over-educated egotistical maniacs.

    Same with the UFO nuts, inconclusive evidence, blurry photos, anecdotal stories and on it goes.....

    UFO? Mass hysteria (War of the worlds broadcast anybody?)

    Ghosts? Mass suicide maybe, hell there is an afterlife (government looses control over night)

    Bigfoot? There goes our forests.

    Dwarfs and Leprechauns, theres a hobby!!!

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    1. Sounds like you follow all of it since you know so much about those subjects you friggen nut case!

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    2. Bigfoot doesn't belong with UFO's, ghosts, and Dwarfs! Dwarfs? That's a medical condition. Anon 7:25 your first paragraph could be talking about anything ( sharks , gambling, politics, hunting, fishing) so what's your point moron? Sounds like your on the under-educated side! Ha
      Ha!

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    3. Anon 7:25 is Looney Toones!

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    4. Don't forget the night vision

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    5. Looney Toones is a moron.

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    6. Its just too easy at times :))))))))

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    7. Oh so because scientists/NASA are instructed to say UFOs don't exist the people still seeing them are nuts ? LMFAO They're as real as ghosts or old hairy here, you can bet on that big time. In fact, why even troll if you didn't know all this to be true already. LOL

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    8. Prove all that. Oh hold on, you can't! :)

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  6. That's right ! I've been to a lot of hunting conventions and they hawk dvd's, Write books, and have smart and dumb people. UFO - means exactly what it is -unidentified! Gov't loses control over night and mass suicide -WTF are you talking about? You sound like a weirdo!

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  7. Bigfoot has been well documented for centuries. Physical evidence has been found. Ghosts and UFO's don't have any physical evidence. It would be absurd to not think other life doesn't exist because we do and space is infinite. I don't believe they look like Hollywood green guys, but knowbody knows . You can't say never. Oh here is a tip when taking any quiz or test- if it contains always or never in a T/F question then it's almost always False!

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    1. There is no physical evidence for bigfoot, just numerous claims and random animal hair or blood people claim is from bigfoot, claim they have had tested, and it nevr goes beyond a newspaper. There is mountains more evidence for UFO's then bigfoot, be it video, radar, government documents, mass sightings, etc...

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    2. Your wrong mr Calvo . Obvious UFOer!

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    3. I believe in unexplained aeriel phenomena, that does not mean I believe in little green men. I believe in what has evidence, Bigfoot has no evidence, neither do ghosts, but UFOs do. Please add something more than just "your wrong" (I think you meant you're by the way). Obvious squatcher!

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  8. The Knower here

    Bigfoot is real folks!
    My earlier posts about the Patty suit being fake -awe I was just pulling your chain. I agree its real and yes it hasn't been proven fake.
    Ketchum study is still going and the results are forthcoming! Rock on Dudes! Oh by the way I was the Enlightner too!

    Signed the real Knower ( prankster).

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    1. I knew it! He was kidding all along.

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    2. Were you the urinal too?

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    3. Was he the condom also ?

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    4. No I was the Urinal.

      As Confucius says,'It's better to be pissed OFF,than pissed ON!'

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    5. But who was the "Bed Pan" ?

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    6. Sigh...
      ^^^^ Not the real Knower.

      Best.
      The Knower

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    7. ^^
      Not the real Knower.

      Signed The Toilet.

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    8. I keep my jar in a poop.

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    9. Guys I WAS kidding there is no suit, just heard back from The Source and he asked me to stop posting this nonsense. The deal's off. Sorry to have wasted your time, the next time you see any The Knower comments claiming there's a suit know he's only kidding and isn't me.

      Signed The Knower. (the real one)

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    10. The source is a "she" dude, and "the knower" is legit. The person who said Ketchum closed up shop at 11 am yesterday was not the knower, although it is true that Ketchum came up lame.

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    11. The Urinal,

      The Knower peed in me last night and he has a 2" pee-pee.

      Poor lil fella.

      Flushfully,
      The Urinal.

      PS. Someone please change my urinal deodorizer blocker,It's getting a bad ammonia stench in here.

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    12. Just scrub it with your toothbrush!

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  9. Now that Bigfooter Tontar was outed as the Elbe track hoaxer will he finger his partner Kitakaze as his accomplice or will he take the whole fall ? Any thoughts ?

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    1. I am the beard of Bob Titmus. I can tell you that neither K or T will be fingering anyone until they have bounced their bigfoot balls off my beard for collateral purposes.

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    2. Who the hell is Bob Titmouse ?

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    3. The Knower here.
      The OP is Mulder from the BFF. He has been institutionalized several times and, sources say, is highly Autistic/Anti Social.
      The sad reality is, is that a Bleever hoaxed the tracks.
      Guess who?

      Who found em?

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    4. Bob Titmus' beard knew those tracks were hoaxed before nary a single stomper had been laid in the ground. Today's bigfoot trackers couldn't pop a herpe on the ballsac of greatness that is the beard of bob titmus.

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    5. Most likely a footer with a recognizable name hoaxed those tracks. Barackman and Moneymaker were targeted so the spotlight which is presently on them will also fall on the hoaxers and their organizations. Maybe someone motivated by jealousy hoped to make them look foolish.
      Either way, it was probably a "well known" researcher. That is the reason why the names and details are not being released. Moneymaker is possibly being threatened with reprisals in the form of releasing unfavorable information or something like that. A threat of that nature appeared on this blog(could have just been trolling, I realize).

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    6. The Knower here back from lunch. What's up? The post above is not from the real The Knower, I am and no my name's not even Jack. Still don't believe me? I wouldn't either probably, sorry for the confusion.

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    7. As the beard of bob titmus I was there that day in Roger's home watching the premiere screening. Oh what a time we all had, Rene, John, Roger and others, tickling each other with feathers and drinking scotch with wild abandon.

      Ole Rog got so drunk he mounted the breasts of his Patty costume and proceeded to show us the true meaning of the term woodknocking.

      The suit was stained and ruined forever. One person there, I forget his name, assured us he could have it discretely dry cleaned. The suit was never seen again.

      That was the day I was most proud to be the beard of Bob Titmus.

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    8. BFF footer Tontar hoaxed the tracks.

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    9. 1:56.. Tontar is a skeptic I think, so my ideas posted at 12:53 would then be wrong. Its not that big of a deal, but I'm curious how we got from naming the guys workplace to letting the story wither on the vine.

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    10. It will wither on the vine because moneymaker's beard is afraid of the beard of Bob Titmus. MM's chin looks like a mere brazilian waxjob compared to the bushy, bigfooty beard of Bob Titmus.

      next we shave that mangina off little cliffie's face.

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    11. MM, check your beard. You’ve got a big, big piece of chicken in it.

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    12. Matt also has some of cliffs DNA in his beard!

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  10. The Knower here

    Tontar is NOT the hoaxer. This is simple speculation/wishful thinking. The real Hoaxer is a member if the group that discovered the tracks.

    Yours Faithfully and Knowingly,
    The Knower

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    1. ^^^
      Lying bastard. But what else can you expect from a JREF footer.

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    2. You said you would name the hoaxer if the BFRO guys decide not to. Apparently, they are no longer interested in outing the hoaxer so you may as well spill the beans. Maybe Mrs.******** has not given you the specific name yet!

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  11. The parallels are striking.

    The only question I have is - has anyone reported the sighting of a "bigfoot ghost"? The best of both worlds.

    A frustrated dead BF (stuck spirit) will manipulate earth plane energies and cause some disturbance.


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  12. Maybe all Bigfoot sightings are of deceased Bigfoots. That would explain the lack of any confirmed evidence and the mysterious vanishing. Bigfoot is fake, ghosts are fake; that's the parallel.

    -Troll

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