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Old 11-10-19, 01:02 PM
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As for Bigfoot...why not? New things are discovered all the time.
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Old 11-10-19, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ridelikeaturtle View Post
So no dolphin, ape... or dog or cat... has ever had a strange, sudden death? C'mon.

And shaping the narrative ("makey-uppey stuff") to suit your hypothesis? No, you can't have your ghosts back
You left out the self aware sentient being aspect... But heck, who knows, perhaps there is nothing... or "billions..."

What was that...
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Old 11-10-19, 01:58 PM
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Pretty sure my cousin's oldest son is a Bigfoot. He has Fred Flintstone feet. Seriously, the kid's feet were so tough he could run barefoot on gravel roads. And he'd skid to a stop, kicking up dust, like Fred Flintsone braking his stone car.

And his farts were noxious. Only an alien or cryptid could smell that bad. Like, house-clearing bad.
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Old 11-10-19, 02:55 PM
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I'm not sure about Big Foot but a college room mate was Stink Foot.
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Old 11-10-19, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
You left out the self aware sentient being aspect... But heck, who knows, perhaps there is nothing... or "billions..."

What was that...
What rationale do you use to think that chimps, who share >96% of our DNA, aren't "sentient beings", and who have been shown time and again to be self-aware (along with dolphins, orcas, elephants, orangutans, gorillas...) ? What "makey-uppey" nonsense have you got to explain why there aren't primate ghosts all over the place?
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Old 11-10-19, 09:17 PM
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Great apes pass a false-belief test, hinting at a theory of mind
Apes may anticipate when a person will wind up believing something in error.
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Old 11-10-19, 09:48 PM
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Ghosts could be a non-corporeal type of cryptid that can mimic humans.
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Old 11-10-19, 11:13 PM
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The most successful big strong wildly dispersed omnivores in the northwest are bears. They eat whatever is in season (and garbage) then sleep it off in winter. Squatch would pretty much have to do the same....to survive in the most remote areas. The crypto excuse is hilarious. Now a hairy version of Andre the Giant would make a great Squatch but there’d never enough beer or pizza.
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Old 11-10-19, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Pretty sure my cousin's oldest son is a Bigfoot. He has Fred Flintstone feet. Seriously, the kid's feet were so tough he could run barefoot on gravel roads. And he'd skid to a stop, kicking up dust, like Fred Flintsone braking his stone car.

And his farts were noxious. Only an alien or cryptid could smell that bad. Like, house-clearing bad.
I understand completely.
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Old 11-10-19, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ridelikeaturtle View Post
What rationale do you use to think that chimps, who share >96% of our DNA, aren't "sentient beings", and who have been shown time and again to be self-aware (along with dolphins, orcas, elephants, orangutans, gorillas...) ? What "makey-uppey" nonsense have you got to explain why there aren't primate ghosts all over the place?
Trump? and no I’m not a Democrat I’m a fascist pig. Serious though I believe animals have some self of self awareness maybe in a way we humans don’t understand but I swear my zoo aka dogs and cats know when I’m in pain or if I’m sad or happy. I might just want to believe that this is true I hope I’m right.

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Old 11-10-19, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Stormsedge View Post
Does she ever do out-of-state contract work? I've some chipmunks and a small groundhog that I'd rather be ghosts.
One dollar per mouse sounds cheap but she will kill thousands. Chipmunks 2.50 takes a little more effort. Groundhogs for free she hates them we always get 6 more weeks of winter. Cash only she will not pay taxes Just call 1-800- Kill-Mouse toll free. Or email FlowerCat@KillMouse.com. Ask for Flower and don’t her name fool you.

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Old 11-11-19, 02:35 AM
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Old 11-11-19, 05:30 AM
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Old 11-11-19, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Jseis View Post
The most successful big strong wildly dispersed omnivores in the northwest are bears. They eat whatever is in season (and garbage) then sleep it off in winter. Squatch would pretty much have to do the same....to survive in the most remote areas. The crypto excuse is hilarious. Now a hairy version of Andre the Giant would make a great Squatch but there’d never enough beer or pizza.
Originally Posted by ridelikeaturtle View Post
The dogs get free MRIs and my insurance gets billed 1200 This old retired vet down here I think he has passed on but when his children were sick he would treat them with medicines from his vet practice. Interesting article..
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Old 11-12-19, 12:32 AM
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And here you go... rare animal photographed in the wild.

Silver-Backed Chevrotain, With Fangs And Hooves, Photographed In Wild For First Time
https://www.npr.org/2019/11/11/77831...d-for-first-ti

Maybe Bigfoot is next...

"For so long this species has seemingly only existed as part of our imagination," Nguyen said in a news release about the research, which was published Monday in the scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.
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Old 11-12-19, 12:53 AM
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This killing machine weighs about 4 pounds and is very gentle unless you are a mouse. This place is haunted by many a mice she has dispatched. Birds don’t fare much better. I need a local bruja aka old Mexican lady witch to get rid of the ghosts that pester me constantly.
She looks a lot like the cat I grew up with, also a very successful mouser, birder and terror for the squirrels. (As was her daughter although they looked not remotely alike. Mother was longer haired than yours, daughter had short black hair with a white patch under her chin and three white paws.) We put them outside for the month or more we were away each summer and they would be on the porch looking quite well fed when we came back. The wildlife looked like wildlife, always with an eye out for predators.

We were never troubled with the ghosts of their prey. Those deaths happened in a very natural way; a path well trod over the millenia.

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Old 11-12-19, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
And here you go... rare animal photographed in the wild.


https://www.npr.org/2019/11/11/77831...d-for-first-ti

Maybe Bigfoot is next...
I wasn't thinking about rabbit-sized deer, I was thinking more about something like the story of the Lykovs, which is as seemingly impossible as it is heartbreaking. Five million virtually uninhabited square miles of the taiga. Could be anything out there.
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But you cannot prove something doesn't exist-- so until evidence of Bigfoot is found, he exists in the same realm as Schroedinger's cat. He both is and isn't all at once.
Not trying to be argumentative, I just find weird stuff interesting. You can't prove a lot of things don't exist, but that's not a universal law of logic or anything. You can prove that there are no billion year old humans because humans haven't been around long enough to be that old. That's not relevant to Big Foot, I'm just saying.
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While I appreciate forays into the absurd, a "billion year old human" can be proven not to exist because humans are a thing that have been thoroughly investigated and studied, and it has already been proven that one cannot live to be one billion years old. For all intents and purposes, we tap out at around 120.

So it's entirely possible to prove that billion year old humans do not exist-- because billions under the age of 100 in fact do. That's attempting to disprove a simple aspect of something that has been proven to exist. There are no 200 foot long termites, either. But termites are real.

This has nothing to do with cryptids, angels, demons, ghosts, aliens, or any other "as yet unknown." You cannot prove that a "ghost" doesn't exist. You cannot prove that an "alien" doesn't exist. Somewhere in the universe, there may well be a planet of what we would consider "vampires," and maybe they live to be thousands of years old by our reckoning. The likelihood of that happening is a nice even 50/50.
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I consider ticks and mosquitoes vampires.
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South Texas you can still get you’re blood sucked by mosquitos in January. The northern migration of fire ants have wiped out the ticks. I can account for this you would rather have fire ants than ticks.
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That's one of the great things about winter, in places that get cold winters. I won't see an insect until March. I remember Connecticut being like this too.
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South Texas you can still get you’re blood sucked by mosquitos in January. The northern migration of fire ants have wiped out the ticks. I can account for this you would rather have fire ants than ticks.
We have fire ants and ticks.

We used to have only dog ticks, but now we have deer ticks as well. The censor prevents me from expounding on my feelings toward these creatures.

At least we don't have chupacabra this far north.
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