Saturday, July 9, 2016

Was It A Bigfoot, Or A Bear On Two Legs?


Recently a bear in New Jersey has made waves through the media for it's uncanny ability to walk on two legs. The bear sustained some sort of injury, and as a result relies on bipedal locomotion to get around. This raises the question, are bigfoot eye witnesses just seeing bears walking on their hind legs? Here's an article from the Washington Post about the topic:

As we reported last week, a large, dark and very hairy beast has been seen walking on its hind legs through New Jersey neighborhoods for the third summer in a row. It’s clear that this being is no human. What could it be?

In this case, video captured by locals has shown that this particular furry walker is a black bear — one nicknamed Pedals for his bipedal gait, which he uses because his front paws are injured.

But the strange sight prompted more than one Washington Post employee and reader to ask this question: Could the thousands of reported sightings of bigfoot over the years actually have been walking bears?

People discussing Pedals on Reddit asked or concluded the same thing. So did people on Twitter.

We here at Animalia aren’t authorities on Bigfoot, nor do we vouch for its existence. So we reached out to the experts for some analysis. Bigfoot experts, that is.

And their response could be described as a big, collective eye roll. It turns out that bigfoot believers have heard this idea a million times — because Pedals isn’t the first bear to be seen walking upright — and they have responses ready to shoot it down.

To read the responses, and the rest of the article, click here.

52 comments:

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    1. Cops getting slaughtered in Dallas ... WHAT THE ...

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  2. c'mon, not every sighting is a bear on it's hind legs or a three legged bear . Absolute bollocks !
    Now there may be a sighting here and there that may be a bear standing up on it's hind legs but when you hear the witnesses talking and they swear that they know what a bear looks like and what they saw was no bear I think we should take their word and not assume they are all imagining things that do not exist but rather seeing something truly astonishing
    if you think all sightings are bears on their hind legs you need to see a shrink ASAP lads


    Joe

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    1. Nothing gets his dander up like the statement that all bigfoot sightings are bears.
      Of course, half of them are guys in suits. Everybody with pubic hair knows this.

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    2. When bears start walking with a stride, lose the snout for a flat face and grow crazy width in their shoulders... Then Sasquatch reports could be easily attributed to bear. Do you know how many professional, long term experienced hunters, forestry officers, etc, have reported full frontal, very distinct features to the anatomy that account for nothing that looks like a bear? Bears are clumsy when they walk bipedally... They don't run and jump.

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    3. Who cares what witnesses report? Anecdotes are useless.

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    4. People who are fascinated with the topic.

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    5. Who cares about witnesses ?
      Oh Donald, you are such a sad , sad individual .
      Witnesses play a very important role in our justice system regarding criminal cases. They help to clarify what happened by telling the judge or jury everything they know about an event. without them what do the courts have to rely on where there is no evidence ?
      You are out of order joker !

      Joe

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    6. I'm sure all the lads here are as gobsmacked as I am when this tosser Joe spouts his nonsense. He deserves a real bollocking.

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    7. Dressmaker just got slapped down by Joe. Dress, you will speak when spoken to.

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    8. Vegasthebitch swoops in, again- he's fluff boy to the superfriends.

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    9. What does the legal system have to do with biology?

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    10. You discounted the witnesses as having no weight to the subject while i say they are part of the evidence and in the legal system people go to jail based on witness accounts . maybe if you put your xbox down for a day you may learn something new about the world

      Joe

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    11. By the way mate, I'd love for you to put some "weight" on my "subject" !

      Joe

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    12. Why does this Joe person always talk about cute blokes on a Bigfoot chatboard? One minute he's talking about the evidence for Bigfoot and then he goes off about things he'd like to do with blokes! GTFO!

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    13. Because the person talking about "blokes " is fake Joe AKA Haints who got his arse beat down on here so he's super sore and this is his childish way of getting even. He's a mental infant not worth our time to even acknowledge


      Joe

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    14. I've noticed it too. He's just a rude weirdo.

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    15. All you need to say is Biscardi and click your heels together 3 times. Poof Haints is gone!

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    16. 11:53

      is that why you`re always acknowledging and responding to him?

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    17. Only to let people know it's not me. He's a nasty little bugger who lives in his basement playing xbox all day long

      Joe

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    18. "All you need to say is Biscardi and click your heels together 3 times. Poof Haints is gone!"

      HAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

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    19. ....Apples and oranges "New Joe"..In the legal system witnesses are giving their version of an event that is acknowledged to have taken place.I.e two cars collided, a person was shot etc..Whether or not they describe what actually happened is rightly or wrongly decided by a cop, jury or judge as the case may be...In cryptzoology, a body of reports is studied in order to determine if they may serve as evidence for an uncatalogued animal...The collection of reports, never mind a single witness account, can let us claim the animal exists...

      EEG

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    20. What does the legal system have to do with biology?

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    21. ...Absolutely nothing..A hoary proponent argument boils down to: Since witnesses accounts are admitted into police investigations and jury trials( things that people's liberty depend on) they must be highly accurate(or the powers that be would not admit them into jury trials etc)..Therefore bigfoot probably exists because witness reports are infallible..lol..something like that...

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  3. Look at that bear!it looks just like Patty lol xx

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  4. Before I head out the door I would like to mention that the town of Remer, MN is hosting a Bigfoot related celebration today. I know this because a couple of weeks ago my girlfriend and I were traveling thru Minnesota when we came across a town with Bigfoot symbols everywhere. Intrigued I had to stop and inquire why this was. At a local Realty office I was told about a trail cam picture taken back in 2009 which hit national news and got much attention so they decided it would be a good idea for more exposure. The Finding Bigfoot crew (which I am no fan of) will be there today to film a segment for it's show. Here is a clip showing a little about the town.

    http://www.bigfootresearchnews.com/2016/04/remer-minnesota-declared-home-of-bigfoot.html

    The trail cam picture does not impress me but I got the impression that the locals saw it as an opportunity and they took it hoping to increase the tourism.

    Clever people there in Remer.

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    1. Considering how bad that trail cam photo is, I would agree with you 100%.

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    2. You never leave your mom's basement and you have no girlfriend

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    3. You're wrong. He goes upstairs Sunday for his weekly bath.

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    4. ^ Same person checking back in the hopes of a response. How sad.

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    5. What's sad is the fact Vegas doesn't have anything better to do than to whiteknight for posters and to fail being a detective.

      I bet you have sucked a lot of caulk in your day.

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    6. That's a point in his favor mate !

      Joe

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    7. The only person who posts dated, humourless basement references is Haints. Don't mind him... He's a "researcher" who's vouched for Biscardi. He's not stopped kicking himself since coming clean about it.

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    8. pretty sure Haints is Fake Joe . since he gets smacked down as himself he has to resort to posting as me with his nonsense

      Joe

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    9. You also might like to know that I'd fancy being smacked down by a cute bloke !

      Joe

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    10. I am not willing to disregard some of the better sighting reports out of hand, there are some real puzzlers, and those occasional reports keep me intrigued in the Sasquatch question. That said, I can't agree with the statement that eyewitness testimony is generally reliable. In fact, eyewitness testimony in the judicial system is widely recognized as fraught with problems. Even brief research on the topic quickly reveals this. I think caution is called for when considering eyewitness testimony, especially if the account involves something spectacular and out of the ordinary. Cognitive distortion is not at all uncommon.

      As far as mistaking a bear for a Bigfoot goes, this is almost certainly the case with some witnesses. It doesn't explain every sighting, and I am still genuinely intrigued by some accounts.

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    11. I'm genuinely intrigued by the size of your "lobster" mate !

      Joe

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  5. Hmmm...a fan of Bastardi you say? YIKES! he goes by haints..."haint very smart in who he picks for a hero" ...sounds like he could audition as a roadie for the You might be a redneck if... show. ~_0
    Have a great weekend everyone

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    1. You can audition for a different role in my show mate !

      Joe

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    2. Hey mate, would you fancy traveling with me to the planet JupitEarth tonight !?

      Joe

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    3. 11:40 is replying to himself - as usual - what a sad loser he is.

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    4. How many people is that now, in your magic airforce base??

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    5. ..This Pedals footage cuts both ways: Of course, someone who wants to see a bigfoot may claim they had an encounter if they saw something like this at a distance and at night...On the other hand if an experienced and objective outdoors man says " I know what a bear looks like and what I saw was not a bear..etc etc..", we may have to give their report some consideration: These
      photos show a walking bear is not very simian in appearance..It looks like what it is: a bear on 2 legs...

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    6. ^ As many as there are planes piloted by "bigfoot", chuckle chuckle, (please excuse my mirth).

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    7. Fake Joe's favorite planet is Uranus .
      did you think it was anything else ?

      Joe

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  6. Pedals and Patty look a lot alike.

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  7. ..The comment sections featured some well known people: Sharon Hill took issue with the writers choice of experts..lol..There was a link to a story about Sykes' screw-up on the hybrid bear(it does not exist)..Bigfoot Forums own DWA
    takes that writer to the woodshed for their take on what the error means...Footers: We are everywhere...lol..

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