Intriguing Bigfoot Theories forwarded to iBRORG.org
A number of cryptozoologists speculate that bigfoots exist only for the purpose of extraterrestrial plausible deniability. To be precise they believe that the guise of a “fictitious monster” is a handy vehicle with which to observe and sometimes contact humans. This theory is almost too convenient in as much as any unexplained occurrence can be credited to advanced alien science. It is certainly fascinating if true, but seems more likely possible regarding Latin America’s Chupacabra. iBRORG offers no opinion on this matter as extraterrestrials are beyond our purview.
Genetics Gone Awry
This theory postulates that Soviet and/or Nazi scientists were experimenting with human-ape hybrids to create a super soldier. Then as WWII was winding down the creatures were freed or escaped. No supporting documents exist. All evidence is strictly anecdotal. Periodically large caches of previously unknown WWII papers are discovered and secret documents are declassified. iBRORG has adopted a wait-and-see attitude.
Bigfoot is a modern, vanishing remnant of a paleo hominid possibly related to Neanderthal or giganotpithecus and for thousands of years this timid brute has skulked in the shadows of its smaller, aggressive cousin. This would mean they are far more intelligent than mainstream bigfootologists currently believe. BRORG regards this as slightly possible.
There are no true enduring bigfoots. Rather it is a were-phase of an alien race or subspecies of human which from time to time transforms into a “bigfoot.” How long this phase lasts or its cause is still left to speculation. Amateur researchers are currently investigating any correlation between credible sightings and astrological phenomena. Research is inconclusive to date but this theory provides sound reasoning for the frustrating scarcity of physical evidence. Much is explained by this theory. Many tragic hunting fatalities would have to be viewed in a different light. The age-old excuse “I thought he was a bear/elk/moose/cougar” would have more credibility. A frightened or even deliberate hunter shoots a changling in were-phase only to have it revert to human form upon death. Now said hunter is faced with the choice of walking away or admitting to the dumbest of all hunting errors. Not all choose the high road. iBRORG has adopted a wait-and-see attitude.
Due to many weight and speed calculations there is a growing segment of searchers who speculate that bigfoot is not biological but mechanical. This possibility answers some questions but poses others. Insulation, shielding and an ability to shut down would virtually eliminate a heat signature. Travelling great distances at high speed would be explained as would its variations in “anatomy” and stealthy/silent movement. But who has the tech savvy, resources and motivation to produce such devices (see ET Cover) and why? iBRORG has no evidence one way or the other.
A burgeoning theory gaining favor with spiritual bigfoot supports is the Universal Big Hairy Monster (BHM) Phenomena. As a survival mechanism man carries a primordial fear of BHMs. On occasions where large numbers of people in close proximity experience a similar BHM dream enough psychic energy coalesces to produce fleeting visual (and/or audio) manifestations of this mutual fear. Implications here are obvious and numerous. iBRORG does not have expertise in this field and regards this line of thought intriguing.
Simply stated, what has become known as the Cheap Meat Theory is that all bigfoot, yeti, sasquatch, skunk ape, snowman, etc. incidents – especially those within the last 70 years or so – are all baloney, cheap meat, phonies or hoaxes. This camp insists every encounter can be attributed to animals, most likely bear or humans or are simply made up to get attention. They point to the scant evidence and the widely different descriptions. In this cynical age this theory is gaining much traction. It does not seem to account for the fact that a vast preponderance of encounters seem to strike a very similar chord. (BHM phenomena?) That is difficult to dismiss outright. iBRORG regards this as possible but not likely.
Part 1: As a remnant of ancient survival instinct a fraction of the population was very sensitive to BHM danger. It served them well. But now in this modern, “safe” age it is useless and remains dormant expect under certain conditions. Woodland smells, sights, colors or whatever trigger this lurking trait producing hypersensitivity to certain dark shapes. They perceive bears, shadows, odd trees, strange noises, weird smells and mysterious tracks as threats which manifest as “I saw a monster.”
Part 2: Add to this the power of suggestion. Trusted persons assert they saw a monster or bigfoot. Now the next dark shape seen by a group is perceived as a similar threat. If they are related they might even share the same remnant hypersensitivity. Before you cans say “sasquatch” the “bigfoot fever” spreads. Every snapped twig and depression in the ground confirms their fear.
Feral Man (Type B)
Or specifically, rural feral man. Proponents here insist that urban feral men are the fairly numerous chronically homeless people - the bums, beggars and streetpeople who choose to live outside the norms of city life. They reject the staid home life most strive for and embrace a rustic nomadic and gathering lifestyle. But these folks exist in rural areas too. They reject civilization and live like beasts. Instead of rooting through dumpsters they dig for roots, eat berries, steal chickens, in short live like a wild man. Glimpses of these feral humans clothed in pelts, moss or rags must look a lot like an ape man. Large foot prints are due to cumbersome, makeshift footwear. This does not seem like a convincing explanation of large foot prints but it is possible that sightings and prints have no correlation in this case. iBRORG offers no opinion here except to say that a 18th century mountain man would look strikingly like a bigfoot when viewed from a distance.
Feral Man (Type A)
Anthropologists and biologists have been known to go native. The green movement has spurred a burgeoning number of Earth cults and planet defenders. It is not difficult to imagine a progressive researcher who has devoted their life to the study of the planet, its flora and fauna to want to become one with nature. These clever, reclusive people shed the carbon rich trappings of civilization and don instead the Gaia-friendly pelts of the noble savage. Could you trap or photograph so cunning a beast very easily? iBRORG regards this theory more likely today than years ago.
Feral Man (Type C)
Elite shaman training. Some Indian tribes in North America are said to have a branch of shamanism which requires prospective members to spend years in the wild as far from civilization as possible. They must live off the land entirely. If true, what would such men look like after years in the wild? Thus far no tribal elders have confirmed or denied such claims. iBRORG offers no opinion.
Or midget bigfoot. Proponents here insist the great apes are the gregarious, dwarf progeny of the larger, more solitary bigfoot. iBRORG is dubious since it is as likely that bigfoots are the giant progeny of the great apes.
There could be a brotherhood of conspirators who take pride in perpetrating a hoax. Similar situations have played out with the Loch Ness monster and crop circles. What if a small group of folks pledged to secrecy years ago – perhaps as a lark during college – commits itself to this fairly benign endeavor? Localized at first, then over time as they move on with life and continue hoaxing, the sightings follow. Fast forward several decades and you have a rather comprehensive network of fake bigfooters keeping the dream alive. Is this possible? iBRORG opines that the larger the conspiracy the less likely to be true. That said, a network of fewer than 25 would be very effective in these regards. Several families in different parts of the country either making false reports, encouraging others to do so or even flashing folks in a bigfoot costume, could a very effective guerilla marketing ploy. As a bonus this cause is unwittingly abetted by all the spur-of the-moment, copycat hoaxers.
If resources allowed, iBRORG would like to analyze data regarding the first large increase in sighting & college graduating classes in the 1950s and 60s as they relate to increased sighting at reunions and relocation of alums. Maybe even offer a significant cash reward to a whistleblower. iBRORG considers this theory more plausible than most.
iBRORG does not entirely endorse or dismiss any theory presented. They are here for researchers and crytozoologists to ponder and debate. It is possible that none, one or a combination of the above is the answer we all seek.