SUPPORT THE SHOW AND ENJOY A PREMIUM PARACAST EXPERIENCE! Welcome to The Paracast+, five years young! For a low subscription fee, you will be able to download the ad-free version of The Paracast and the exclusive After The Paracast podcast, featuring color commentary, exclusive interviews, the continuation of interviews that began on the main episode of The Paracast. We also offer lifetime memberships! FLASH! For a limited time, you can save up to 40% on your subscription. You can sign up right here!
That was an unfortunate statement. Even if that is what he "believes", saying so was a very bad P.R. move for a "fraud investigator" and professional witness. His enthusiasm overcame his better judgement I guess. He has at best an Unidentified Thermal Image or U.T.I. (did I just make that up? I think I did.)"It can't be anything else, I mean, it literally can't be anything else," said Greene. No critical thinking...
My problem is with sound bites and editing in general. We have no idea of the context of that sentence. I'm sure that if any person was interviewed for 30 minutes and only 60 seconds of actual interview was shown, that person could be made to look like a fool. Heck with creative sound bite editing and taking quotes out of context I could make Patton look like a coward.What context justifies such a conclusion?
Angel you crack me up. I love your input and all, but the damnation you're willing to levy simply because someone is an enthuisiast is hypocritical. I could very well scuttle you're comments for the very same reason, for your enthusisam for skepticism can come across as bordering on a crusade - surely clouding your judgement as well. Enthusiasts, I would say, lead the way for String Theory, Environmentalism, Space Travel, etc. and Jesussss, if everybody who sold something was deserved of suspision, what does that have to say about our society in general? Red flags, or excuses to outright dismiss somebody because of pomposity?He may be a fraud investigator but he's also a bigfoot enthusiast. That clouds his judgment. Also, he's selling something - HUGE flag right there. If he was so interested in getting this information out there, he wouldn't be selling it.
I like Rebbecca Watson's take on it, she's always great:
Skepchick Man Lures Bigfoot with Candy: Can We Laugh?
It’s time to play a time-honored classic skeptic’s game: Misguided Eccentric, Raging Nutter, or Fraudulent Douchebag?
Choose carefully, now: if Mike Greene is a misguided eccentric or a fraudulent douchebag we can laugh at him. Otherwise, no can do.
A few more things to consider before deciding: the “8-foot thing” that is obviously a beast because the heat signature isn’t “splotchy” looks exactly like a dude wearing a t-shirt. Also, the narrator (reporter??) calls it “the moneyshot.” Also, dude used a candybar for bait. Also, this guy’s day job is to be a fraud investigator.
Oh and also: apparently it doesn’t make any sense that we don’t have a single lousy picture of Bigfoot! Obviously the only logical explanation is that <del datetime="2010-11-02T21:09:16+00:00">they don’t exist</del> they are so smart and/or can “hear or sense” electromagnetic radiation.
Angel you crack me up. I love your input and all, but the damnation you're willing to levy simply because someone is an enthuisiast is hypocritical. I could very well scuttle you're comments for the very same reason, for your enthusisam for skepticism can come across as bordering on a crusade - surely clouding your judgement as well. Enthusiasts, I would say, lead the way for String Theory, Environmentalism, Space Travel, etc. and Jesussss, if everybody who sold something was deserved of suspision, what does that have to say about our society in general? Red flags, or excuses to outright dismiss somebody because of pomposity?
Having said that, I too am suspicious.... but for different reasons, the bulk of which are due to my general lack of faith in subject/object relationships.
By paranormal, what do you mean? Bleed through from another dimension? Ghost? If so, I can't take that seriously. If it were anything like that, Bigfoots would be seen all over the place and not just in or near forest. Too convenient that it always shows up in the same type of habitat. Just like ghost reports seem to defy habitat. They are seen in the woods and outside of the woods. On boats, in cities, the country, even prisons etc.I just can't believe there is an unverified creature of that size living in wooded areas of civilized countries. If there is any reality to it then it seems to me that the source HAS to be paranormal, not biological. If a flesh and blood Bigfoot were ever proven a reality I'd be just as shocked as the debunkers.
I think being skeptical is the best way to be about anything so called paranormal, or more on point, cryptozoological. Don't believe or disbelieve. Wonder, and question until a given case's evidence is worthy of a conclusion. Most aren't and that's the rub. The thermal imaging in the vid doesn't quite make the cut. Could be human in my observation and interpretation. Until that is ruled out to my satisfaction, I too am skeptical.I have to go skeptical on this one guys. On the plus side, I suppose an intelligent large primate could escape detection over the last several hundred years. I live in the mountains of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">Colorado</st1lace></st1:State>, and have only seen two bears, and one mountain lion. Never found the skeleton of a dead large predator, and from last DOW data set, it seems that <st1:State w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">Colorado</st1lace></st1:State> has over 5000 black bears, and just about as many cougars, (the furry kind). Also, the myth of Bigfoot is universal, and like the myth of dragons, probably has some basis in fact.
With all of that said, I am very skeptical about this creature existing today. In order to have a breeding population, there has to be at least a thousand of these creatures, located in an area where they can make little big feet. In all this time, we would have found some form of DNA evidence such as hair, stool, or something that we could take to a lab, and have the techs go “what the hell is this”?
Lastly, Bigfoot mythology has become a real money maker much like UFO mythology, (yes, I personally think that the evidence is strong that we are being visited by non human folks from other parts unknown, but there is still a healthy mythology out there). Just think how much money this guy made at two dollars a head. If only 1/10 of one percent of the population paid for this video, this guy would have made about 300,000.00 dollars. Realistic he probably made much less, but still in the neighborhood of 30,000.00 on this con which would be a/100 of 1 % of the population. Go figure. Pb