Now as much as I want something to be true, I generally do not jump on a story just to get the traffic to the website. I start digging, researching, and keeping an open mind. I am an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisher and hiker as well as a Legend Hunter. I know my surroundings, the local wildlife, sounds and thus don't get spooked like some do. Some researchers only read online then go out in the woods once or twice a month for a few hours, or a couple of times a year. So some, not all get a tad over excited in claims of activity...... I've been out with several that claim the MoneyMaker idiology... it must be a Sasquatch.
That being said this particular story caught my eye, as it shows an unusual photo from a game cam in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It has the coloring of a bear, the size of a bear in relation to the 55 gal drum, the industry standard of a drum is 22-1/2 inches diameter X 33-1/2" inches long. And the responses from so many forums and Facebook pages tickled me. So many arguing for and against what it is supposed to be and their supporting arguments. In this field of research scientific methodology over rules wants and wishes. If your claims can not stand to the scientific method than the entire claim is ruled null and void.
Now I stated on several pages publicly it was a bear..... its very apparent to me... I have a mother bear and cubs within a mile of my house. I know the movements, the looks. and for Pete's sake why would a 8 foot tall or taller Hominid be all hunched over running and look so small?
Simple walking bear here versus one running or changing directions because it was scared off.
Well another photo has appeared from the same game camera with a delay of 13 minutes, showing this bear here. Now some argue due to the time difference Bigfoot could have left and a bear could have wondered in............... Occam's Razor folks. "a scientific and philosophic rule that entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily which is interpreted as requiring that the simplest of competing theories be preferred to the more complex or that explanations of unknown phenomena be sought first in terms of known quantities"
Now its been pointed out to me, well look at its leg, the angle the arc of the back. Has noone seen a bear run?
I'm submitting a few photos for observance and discussion. Bears in various states of run, changing of direction, sizes.
I'm sorry to shoot down the theory of its a Bigfoot, but i'm here for observation, not blind followings leading the blind.
I apply this same technique in Haunting's and UFO research. The general public already look at us as freaks, and kook's why would we add to that ridicule.
Do cryptids exist?......... I think its Possible. Do I think evidence exists to prove this..... Not yet or we would have seen it.
This is what happens when you get to close to a bear and her cubs. One particular after noon here in Arkansas my wife (at the time) and oldest daughter (4 at the time) rode the 4 wheeler down the hill from our house... right then a bear ran between them and me and into the woods... in the direction they were going on the 4 wheeler. I ran full sprint into the woods and cleared the fence with ease (now at this age.... would never happen). When i landed on the other side i heard the bear,...... then i heard the cub. I immediately crawled slowly back over the fence. One thing you never ever do, it doesn't matter how cute they are if you see a cub..... never ever get between a momma bear and her cubs. EVER!!
Article is by Jason Mansfield: Anomalous Environmental Studies Analyst™ found at www.hauntedarkansas.net, Voice Over Artist, Film Maker/ Prop Designer/ Creative Consultant/ Concept Artist at Binary Entertainment www.binaryentertainment.com, Folklorist, Horror Enthusiast, Writer, Squatchologist™, Legend Hunter & Oddity Tripper™ #BlogOfOdd #WhatTheFringe #OddityTrippers