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Bigfoot Encounter: Did You Feel Something Instead Of Seeing Something?
Assessing The Woo And What We DON’T See Out There

By Dorraine Fisher


We all believe in instincts, right?

Those of us who spend a lot of time outside in nature learn to follow our gut instincts. I believe it’s honestly a healthy thing to go out often and get away from “civilization” and commune with nature. It’s the only thing that’s real in this world and it’s actually a training ground for your human instincts. If you go out there into the quiet and really connect with it, something primal inside you kicks in. And if you’re sensitive or empathic, you start to really understand that what you feel out there matters just as much as the things you perceive with your other senses. After all, primitive humans would have died out without these sensory abilities. But in the case of bigfoot research, feelings, gut instincts, and intuition seem to be hallmarks of the total picture of doing bigfoot research. At least for some highly sensitive researchers. The feelings and sensations in bigfoot research can be a huge deal.


And it’s interesting that everyone believes that instincts are real, but many get a little defensive when you apply those instincts to cryptozoology and paranormal subjects. But when you’re talking about a creature like Bigfoot that is widely believed NOT to exist, physical, documentable details and statistics matter A LOT.  So, should we discount everything else we experience out there like instincts and feelings?

People perceive their experiences in different ways. I’ve heard numerous stories over the years about bigfoot encounters.  And they all describe their experiences differently. They heard or saw something or they had some other kind of physical encounter like having things thrown at them, etc. But some of the more intriguing encounters can be the ones in which nothing was seen or heard, but they felt something. They felt the presence of something that they never actually saw. They felt a strange type of energy around them. They just knew something was there but they couldn’t prove it. Or they felt something “emanating.” And they often claim the energy was very strong. Strong enough that it changed their focus in that moment.  Should we dismiss these kinds of encounters because they don’t fit into the scientific box of the “physical and tangible?”

Bigfoot has been well-documented for “zapping” people, making people feel sick or uneasy, or just making people feel they need to leave the area. And anyone who’s had these kinds of experiences will tell you that the FEELINGS are very real. But anyone who employs a different type of sensory perception and believes only the physical is tangible will say it’s all just woo and shouldn’t be taken seriously.

But if we dismiss that as woo then we have to dismiss instincts as woo also because these feeling perceptions could very well be the more highly developed instincts that some empaths and highly sensitive people display.  And it’s generally the empaths and more sensitive people that end up in the woods more often in the first place. They go there for the quiet and to escape supposed civilization BECAUSE they’re sensitive. And interestingly, a lot of these types are the ones most likely to have some kind of strange encounter in their lives. Many cryptid and paranormal researchers and witnesses claim to be empaths or HSP’s (highly sensitive people).  Is it because they’re crazy, or is it because they’ve developed senses to a level that others don’t have?

And are we supposed to accept feelings as evidence? Of course not. There’s no way to measure them and feelings will never compare to physical evidence. For one thing, you can’t get a photograph or video of feelings. But it’s my opinion that we should NEVER dismiss anything in the field that we see, hear, OR feel. And actually we shouldn’t dismiss any of it in any other aspect of our lives either.  If we believe in our instincts and we understand that feelings have validity because we, as well as other animals, have been using these types of perceptions for the sake of survival from our beginnings, then we may want to at least entertain the idea that these kinds of perceptions out in the field have some validity. But even more validity can be given to them if there is sufficient physical evidence like structures and footprints to confirm what you’ve been feeling.

So, especially if you’ve been searching for clues about whether bigfoot is occupying a given area, of course, collect the physical evidence that’s necessary. But also document the misplaced feelings and sensations you may have while you’re doing that.  It’s only when you go back over the whole experience in your mind later, that you realize how important those feelings were to the research.

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This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, photographer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Bigfoot Research Journal




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