I've had a ghost thread, a UFO thread- why not a Bigfoot thread?
Personally, I believe it is possible that their could be a Bigfoot/Yeti/ Abominable Snowman somewhere in the world. If one exists, then there are probably more than just one. This fact is supported by the fact that Bigfoot has been spotted for hundreds of years.
If you just look at the facts available, then such a creature could possibly exist.
Fact #1: The experts
Experts of forest regions say that it would be possible for an ape to exist in the forests of North America. They say that the foods available in the woods, would be sufficinet for a giant, ape like creature to survive in that environment. I know may people have looked.. but with all that jungle out there, no man ciould possibly explore it all. There are areas we simply cannot get to to investigate, and even if you did, the trees would be so thick, that you could walk right by Bigfoot, and not even see him.
A friend of my dad owns a massive piece of property in Batson, Texas. There have been reportings all over the area, but no one is yet to really confirm it. Why? I've been out there, and the trees are so thick, you would be unlikely to see a Bigfoot at all. Even if he's 9 foot tall, the odds of seeing him are slim. Hence the reason why no one is yet to confirm it. That's not to say that isn't just a case of drunken rednecks seeing things, but it is possible..
Fact #2: Physical evidence.
There isn't much of it, but it is out there. Of course, I am referring to the world famous Patterson footage. I've seen the films, and seen all of the findings our new age technology has discovered, and I don't think that's a man in a monkey suit. If you look closely at the creatures leg at one point in the film, you see this odd bulge stick out of this leg. It looks a lot like some sort of muscle spasm. Also, the creature has a compromised walk, which could be a result of the injury on it's leg. Also, a hi tech computer scan reveiled facial features charactistic to apes. The creature also had active muscles. As it moved, it's muscles rippled and flexed accordingly. I doubt that in the 60's, they had the technology available to build such an extravagant suit like that. Especially the muscular activity. It is highly unlikely that even if they could, they would go through all of that for a hoax. That suit would have costed them a fortune to make in this day, or back then.
They tried to mimic the exact walk of the creature, and it just isn't possible to do at the ease the creature was doing it in the film. Especially if the person was wearing a suit to bulk himself up more.
A footprint was also lifted from that site, and is the most famous print there is, due to the flm footage. Personally I have no opinion on the print, it's just impossible to say whether it's fake or real, as we don't have much to compare it to.
So all in all, I think it to be entirely possible, however there are problems with the theory.
First of all.. if this is a creature that lives among mostly small creatures, in cramped wooded areas, then how did it come to be 8 feet tall? Seems like it would benefit from being smaller.. Also, it is obviously a shy creature, and that is uncharactic of apes.. They are friendly, curious creatures who will come up and check you out, and those apes are much smaller than Bigfoot.. why is the biggest ape of them all hiding?
But I think the best question is: If the creature does exist.. is he the missing link we have been searching for?(I've heard that apes and humans share 99% of the same genetic code. That suggests a link between them.)
I didn't go into everything, but I wanted to see people's opinion on this, and let others have a chance to point out proof/disproof of the creature's existance.