Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Bigfoot and UFOs


As a child, I adored the idea of UFOs existing. Among other things; Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, Abominable Snowman, etc...


I would literally check books out at the library on said subjects, hopeing to see some great new photograph of one of them.


I would always stop at the Discovery channel or what-have-you if these mysterious beings were being featured...


I would imagine how wonderful life would be if aliens allowed us access to their knowledge. If we were able to mate Nessie and produce little dinosaurs to display in zoos.


I have finally come to a sad conclusion... none of them exist.


How did I come to this conclusion? All religious and scientific reasoning aside, it was simple deductive reasoning my friends…


First off, back in the day, few people had cameras… and those that did didn't take them EVERYWHERE they went. So back then, you had to be in the right place at the right time, but you also had to have a camera on you! What are the chances...?


Today, urban sprawl has taken over, there are more people in more places. And EVERYONE has a camera. Even if it is not a point and click camera, everyone (pretty much) has a camera on their cell phone and they take it everywhere.


So, we have more people, in more places, the majority of which have a handy phone on hand.
So why is YouTube not filled to the gills with footage of Bigfoot or UFOs? Sure, the chances of seeing a drunk 17 year old girl dancing to "Getting' Jiggy With It" are greater than that of seeing Bigfoot, but I am no longer convinced he exists.


I swear I saw a show on one of the cable channels with this team of 'experts' dedicated to finding Bigfoot. The promo hailed it as being the end all, be all of Bigfoot footage. I NEVER saw Bigfoot, I heard a strange growling in the forest, I heard someone CLAIIM a rock was thrown at them, and back at the "home base" some guy had all the fancy equipment out and on his laptop screen was Microsoft Streets and Trips…


Just like the giant squid hoopla… show me some real, high quality footage, until then, let me watch Seinfeld reruns.

9 comments:

midnitcafe said...

I kind of wish we still lived in a time of mystery. I love reading all those stories about folks going into the jungles of Africa before it was all mapped out. Or crossing America when it was just the natives.

I was standing in a state park the other day, and looking across the horizon to see nothing but trees (except for the roads) and thinking about how it must have been all those years ago. For those big wagon trains, they'd have to go around the forests and that could be a really long ways.

How interesting.

Jamison said...

Reminds me of a scene in the journals of lewis and clark. Lewis descibes a plain as he climbs a hill. You can tell that he is trying so hard to describe what he is seeing but is unable to in words we would understand. He litterally saw square miles upone square miles FULL of buffalo... what are the chances of use seeing more than 10 in a square mile?

Interestingly enough about those journals, they come across lots of animals that we all know of and may have seen, but they describe them and make drawings of them as if they had never been seen before, which of course, they hadnt

bigsip said...

There's still a great deal about the world and the universe we don't know. Imagine what our children will strain to describe in 3 decades!

midnitcafe said...

Yep, this blog isn't dead.

Jamison said...

cant tell if your being serious or sarcastic...

CL said...

I wait with baited breath and great anticipation for a new work...

Jamison said...

it is coming. but this aint the new york times. there wont be a story daily. But I know for a fact a good 'un is on its way this very week.

midnitcafe said...

It was a little of both. I was enjoying how I wrote a blog on the death of the blog, only to be chastised by a chorus of "no's," and now to find we hadn't written anything for two weeks.

No, it isn't really dead. We'll continue to write some. But I think it is on it's way out.

Jamison said...

i disagree,,, strongly