Bigfoots are real, and soon everyone will know it. Still waiting…

‘Bigfoots are real. The evidence shows it’ | Local & Regional News for Eugene, Springfield Oregon KVAL CBS 13.

The legend – or search – has gained new popularity from “Finding Bigfoot” on Animal Planet.

“It won’t take long, a few years tops,” Portland native and bigfoot hunter Cliff Barackman told a Springfield High School club. “These things are real, and soon everyone is going to know about it.”

He is used to dealing with skeptics, but during a recent visit to Springfield High School, barackman was preaching to the choir at the Sasquatch Brotherhood, a school club.

“It’s like religion,” said Austin Helfrich of the Sasquatch Brotherhood. “You try to spread religion. Sasquatch, you try to spread it around, and have other people start to believe in it. And it just spreads like wildfire.”

“Finding Bigfoot” has helped fan the flames: 1.3o million people tuned in for the premiere of its third season.

“Certainly more people are becoming believers because of the show,” Barackman said. “I don’t encourage belief. I encourage weighing the evidence and coming to your own conclusion.”

I’m NOT a fan of Finding Bigfoot. It’s a terrible terrible show that distorts reality, nature, science and just lacks any sense. This is NOT how Bigfoot will be found, by a noisy bunch of camera people and “investigators” hiking through the woods at night making ridiculous noises. Humans have looked for Bigfoot in a SERIOUS way for over 50 years now. The evidence is NO better, we are NO closer to finding out what people are experiencing when they say they saw Bigfoot. I can’t agree with Cliff that “soon everyone is going to know about it”. And I can’t agree that the evidence is AT ALL convincing so far. They’ve gone three seasons and found nothing of value to science. So, what I CAN agree on is that this is a belief that is more akin to religion. Indeed, it fits the bill. Believers have had experiences, revelations if you will. They don’t need evidence, they just KNOW. Cliff speaks a lot like Matt Moneymaker. He has the secret information. He knows. There is no discussion. Well, that’s not how science works. That’s not reliable knowledge because saying “you know” is of no use to me who need more convincing than that.

We’ll see, Cliff. But I’m not holding my breath. And, I’m not watching this show. It’s awful.

More: You are not entitled to your own Bigfoot facts

He’s behind that tree over there. No wait, he’s gone invisible.

  5 comments for “Bigfoots are real, and soon everyone will know it. Still waiting…

  1. November 16, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    FB is just Ghost Hunters set in the woods.

  2. Suzanne de Nimes
    November 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    What amuses me most is the show’s title. There’s one thing you can be guaranteed NOT to see on any given episode, and that’s anybody finding Bigfoot!

    (Even in the unlikely event they DO find Bigfoot, I’m sure we’ll be hearing about this amazing scientific discovery long before their silly show airs.)

  3. kathy
    November 16, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Bigfoot has always been my favorite woo-woo. When I was a kid, it seemed like it might be possible. Sadly, Bigfoot seems less likely as time goes on. I check out Bigfoot TV shows, hoping for something that might feed the fantasy. “Finding Bigfoot” sure ain’t it!

  4. Brewhogg
    November 16, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    I love to watch the BF hunters attempt to contact Bigfoot by belting out a series of “Squatch” calls in the middle of the night, which are nothing more than a series of ridiculously loud, high-pitched, shrieks, screams and squeals. BTW, how do they “know” what BF sounds like anyway??? I can just imagine a scenario where BF is finally ready to make first contact with humans only to be permanently scared off after hearing those screaming yahoos with their maniacal sounding Squatch screams. The BF hunters are not luring in BF with those Squatch calls, they are terrifying the poor Bigfoot by making him hightail it back to the safety of his cave where he curls up in the fetal position shaking in fear out of almost being eaten alive by whatever beasts made those murderous sounds (i.e., Squatch calls).

  5. brian
    November 17, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    *“It’s like religion,” said Austin Helfrich of the Sasquatch Brotherhood. “You try to spread religion. Sasquatch, you try to spread it around, and have other people start to believe in it. And it just spreads like wildfire.” “Finding Bigfoot” has helped fan the flames: million people tuned in for the premiere of its third season.*

    Someone watching the show does not make them a believer. I watch those ghost hunting shows, because watching a bunch of loud imbeciles stumbling around in the dark is entertaining. *floor creaks* “WHAT WAS THAT??!!!!” “omgomgomg!GettheEVPrecorderandtheEMFand…” meanwhile, the random crew person got their shoe stuck in a floorboard.

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