Good lookin' out on the link, Keilder, was a really good read. I take the null hypothesis I guess....So many reoccurring reports from areas that really are extremely remote & thick. Kinda hard to describe how intense it can get only a mile or two from a town. Over a third of North America is tough wilderness, Africa is only around a quarter. I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains, they really don't get the credit they deserve for natural beauty.
Wondering to as why and how Bigfoot has remained a mystery has spawned many theories. Everything from UFO's, Parallel Dimensions, Primal Coded Hallucinations, Demons, etc.... here's mine...
Bare with me, but I will get to a point......As a bowhunter, I read anything & everything that might give me an edge, including a book authored by a Native American, mainly about their hunting culture. It wasn't a hobby or a pastime to them,...it was a religion. They knew every aspect of the game, and if they didn't, they didn't survive. Couple of things stuck with me. One was the concept to NEVER look your prey animal directly in the eye. They could feel your energy and give away your position. Another interesting thing was about having the proper "energy" while hunting, becoming part of the environment like a rock or tree, allowing the natural energy to flow around you like a river does a boulder....not in the bloodlust mode with spiked energy creating a disturbance....At first, I thought, "what a load of crap", but then I began to think...I've harvested a lot of deer & turkey for the freezer in my life, and I began to replay, in my mind, the countless encounters with game. The crazy notion seemed to hold some merit....Many times, a deer was dead to rights, watching their approach like a pit bull watching a cat through a glass door, focused, not moving a muscle, perfectly camouflaged, not a sound, wind was to my advantage...nothing was amiss....Then, out of nowhere, the prey would stop, it's body language would change, and out of all the angles and directions to look, it would look directly at me. There was no bolting to safety, no alarm calls, just standing there....like they were unsure,...they would eventually turn around and quietly leave the area, just out of bow range.......Did the deer "feel" my anticipation, my hyper-aggression towards the situation? After reading the book, whenever I spot game approaching, the first thing I do now is look away and focus my thoughts on a clean harvest. Since practicing not staring the prey down as it enters the kill zone, this has never happened to me again........Talk long enough with another hunter and they will have tons of weird stories similar.
I understand, all of this could be and probably should be labeled as superstitious bullsh*t...However, over and over from my 27 years of hunting, the days that I've been stoked, excited, primed, my results are usually poor.....even with me going to extreme measures to increase my odds of success. Then there are the days that I'm chilled, enjoying the scenery, centering my thoughts during the quiet time, and out of no where along comes a prey animal as if there isn't a care in the world, easy harvest. Bowhunting is a very up close and personal experience, not the easy, long range, and disconnected kill from a modern firearm...average shot is 22 yards. When an animal has superior physical senses, the closer you get to them only magnifies they amazing abilities. ....It's just weird sometimes...Obviously, I could be searching for a pattern and finding one...I know about the whole Apophenia thing.
Could there be the sightliest possibly that an animal could subconsciously "feel" the presence of danger like the Native Americans believed?....I don't know......, but what I do I know is that you're all thinking "crazy talk" right now, but let me ask you this....Have you ever been sitting somewhere like a restaurant and "felt" someone staring at you, only to turn around and catch someone looking right at you? I bet you have. ....seriously, what is that?
During our large brain's evolution, did we somehow sacrifice or lose some of this ability like an appendix? What if a Sasquatch retained this ability and honed it, because it was highly useful in avoiding us.
What if their brains really ARE "super-human"? Can we truly comprehend or appreciate dolphin echolocation or any other animal's "super-human" abilities?
This could be an explanation to how they've stayed away and maintained a strategic advantage throughout the years, along with superior hearing which never fails them, amazing vision, and being ultra-paranoid towards humans.....Also, somehow, oddly most sightings are from people when their thoughts are daydreaming, in a "zen state", or somewhere else besides excited, nervous, or predator mode that emit "strong vibes"("vibes" for lack of a better description). Maybe there are states of mind where humans are clean of "bad vibes"....making it harder for a Sasquatch to detect their energy or presence?
Maybe a sighting is a rare and occasional misstep by a Sasquatch when they don't "feel" human presence, the wind is right, they hear nothing, so they are then allowed to be preoccupied with something else, much like a rare sighting of any other elusive animal when all the cards are right. Except, their mistakes are 100 times far fewer than say a leopard, cougar, or any other elusive animal.
A mature trophy whitetail buck is a wary animal, rarely entering an area without the wind in it's favor...trusting it's nose to detect danger...Unless being tripped up and throwing caution to the wind chasing females during the rut (been the downfall for many of us males), they may go their entire life unseen by human eyes. Several years ago, a 7 year old huge albino whitetail buck was hit and killed by a soccer mom in her min-van in the suburbs of New York with only small pockets of woods for miles around....No one had ever seen it before...If a small brained solid white deer can stay unseen with humans all around....for conversational sake, imagine how long a Sasquatch possessing a "Sixth Sense" could remain undetected....
Honestly, I can't imagine them escaping humanity without it....