Header photo: Statue of Bigfoot at tourist attraction near Silver Lake WA, CC by 3.0 via Wikipedia
Today’s post comes from Jim Tjepkema
Remer Minnesota has declared that it is the true home of Bigfoot and recently held a Bigfoot festival. They claim that entire families of Bigfoot were seen in the area in the early days of the town. It is thought that those families moved away when loggers thinned the woodlands out. There is a blurry picture taken in 2009, and widely published, that claims to indicate Bigfoot is still found at least occasionally near Remer.
I doubt that anyone has seen a Bigfoot. The blurry picture could be a fake. Also, people who claim to have seen Bigfoot may have been mistaken or not truthful. Where is the proof, expectable to scientists, that Bigfoot exists? Is there anyone who can verify those stories that families of Bigfoot were seen near Remer many years ago?
On the other hand, is there any way of proving that Bigfoot doesn’t exist?
As an agricultural worker I heard of a number of practices and treatments that were recommended to farmers which were not supported by valid scientific research. There were unsupported claims that farmers would be free of pest and disease problems if they used certain fertilizer programs. In addition, a variety of untested cures were offered to solve existing problems.
Usually I was unable to get the farmers who were using untested practices and products to return to ones that were supported by proper testing. The people who recommended those unproven practices and products had gained the trust of the farmers involved and they would hardly ever listen to me. Anyway, how can you prove that something doesn’t work? Practices that seem to run completely counter to those that are well established might be found to have value if the right kind of testing is used.
So, how do we know that Bigfoot doesn’t exist if that is true? Maybe Bigfoot is very good at hiding making it extremely hard to get good evidence of their existence. Is there a group of large creatures secretly living among us? Given the state of the world today Bigfoot might have decided it is not wise to come out of hiding.
Have you seen Bigfoot?