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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Are Bigfoot dying off?
Bigfoot Going Extinct?

The other night several of us were engaged in a conversation on Facebook about stick structures and whether or not Bigfoot makes them. Of course, most researchers who have done any research or investigated a real Bigfoot sighting will tell you that Bigfoot does in fact make stick formations, but of course not every broken limb or arch is created by a Bigfoot.

But this short article is not about stick formations but about the population of Bigfoot.

During our conversation about stick formations, one person made a statement to the effect that Bigfoot was dying out and the population was dwindling down. He went on to say that there are NO Bigfoot in the woods in his part of Ohio. He even said you would need hundreds of Bigfoot in an area to have a good breeding population.

While I don't know about his part of Ohio, I do know about my area of Kentucky.

Over the last 5-8 years there seems to have been an increase in the population of Bigfoot in my corner of Kentucky. You may ask what makes me think this and that is a valid question. So here it goes.

I feel this way due to the fact there has been an increase in the number of sightings of Bigfoot and of track findings in my general area. There has been creditable reports of varying sizes and colors of Bigfoot. There was one report of a mother and a younger, teenage sized, Bigfoot reported. I personally interviewed the witness who seen the mother and younger Bigfoot. I have known them a long time and find them very creditable.

What could have caused this increase?

I think the increase in my area could be due to the fact that all the coal mines and strip mines have shut down. There is also very little logging. This lack of work, movement and activity has allowed the Bigfoot to move into the area. After all, most Bigfoot seem to prefer unpopulated, wooded areas as apposed to a busy city.

While I do think we already had Bigfoot in this area due to past sightings reports, the number seems to have really grown in the recent years. This is all based on past reports as compared to more recent reports over the last few years.

Of course, people are more aware of the possibility of Bigfoot now than in the past. This is no doubt due to the numerous TV shows about Bigfoot. So I guess that can play a factor, but for me, who has basically lived here my whole life, there has been a large uptick in sightings in recent years.

Now, as for having a breeding population. I think it is safe to assume that a Bigfoot would be willing to travel long distances to mate. After all, many other animals do it. Even us humans have found love and in some cases a spouse, that was out of our immediate area.

How often do you hear about someone finding their mate online and then moving to another state? It seems to happen very often.

Now we know Bigfoot does not use the internet but the general principle still applies, animals and humans will travel to great lengths and distances in search of love and companionship, even if it is just for a little while or short lived. Why would Bigfoot be any different?

Of course, we do not know much, if anything, about the moral codes of Bigfoot. Maybe they are kind of like our society, some people pair for life and create a family unit, while others remain single and play the field. This is just something we don't know a lot about when it come the Bigfoot.

Then, there is the possibility of inbreeding among a group of Bigfoot. Most seems to think this would lead to some type of deformed or deranged Bigfoot and who knows it might. But, there are many inbred dog breeds. One inbred dog I'm familiar with is the Leopard cur hunting dogs. The Leopard Cur, which is the state dog of Louisiana, is sometimes line bred. In fact, all pure breed dogs are looked at as being inbred if they are in fact a pure breed. This is due to the fact that a pure breed had to start with a limited number of foundation dogs. This line must be maintained to keep the breed pure.

Inbreeding is the mating of very close relatives, for example, father to daughter.
Line breeding is the mating of animals having many common ancestors or mating with slightly removed relative, for example a granddaughter.
Line breeding seems to produce more consistence offspring. Inbreeding tends to amplify the faults as well as the strong points.

Occasionally, with Leopard cur line breeding you get an overly aggressive dog, but for the most part they are just normal dogs that have an above average hunting ability. Of course this is assuming that the mating pair were good hunting dogs.

So, I don't think we can rule out the possibility of inbreeding or line breeding among Bigfoot. In fact, it could help explain some of the aggressive behavior that is sometimes reported and maybe the continuing intelligence. What if there was some type of deformed Bigfoot born? Could this possibly explain the odd looking creature reports that come in from time to time? Maybe.

In any case, just because there seems to be a decrease of Bigfoot population in one area does not necessarily mean that Bigfoot is going extinct. A decrease in one area may only mean there is an increase in another.

Bigfoot has been around hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Bigfoot seems to be highly intelligent and resourceful. So there is no reason to assume it is going to become extinct or that it will just disappear. In fact, Bigfoot may well be here after we are all long gone.


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.

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