Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Bigfoot & UFOs
Yep, you know from a blog-post title like that, that the subject matter is going to be controversial! Well, yes it is, but in a very good way. Check out my review of Stan Gordon's new book, Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook.
As I note, in part, in the review:
"...Now, I know for sure that any book suggesting Bigfoot may somehow be inextricably linked with the UFO phenomenon - and vice-versa, of course! - is bound to raise hackles in certain quarters.
"However, the fact of the matter is that there is surely not a Bigfoot researcher out there who has not been exposed to (at the very least) a few creature cases that absolutely reek of high-strangeness, and that place the hairy man-beasts into definitively Fortean - rather than zoological or cryptozoological - realms.
"Whether those same Bigfoot researchers are willing to admit they have come across such cases - or are willing to give such reports some degree of credence - is a very different matter, however!"
Posted by Nick Redfern at 11:20 AM
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I think the major issue is witness credibility. Also, if there's no real proof to suggest that UFOs or Bigfoot exist, then it means such links can be drawn, but if Bigfoot is proven to be a flesh and blood creature, then surely we must dismiss the reports of connections with UFOs! If both are proven to exist (which I doubt, certainly in the case of UFOs) the they must surely be analysed separately before connections are made. The same goes for consistency - if such reports regarding UFOs and Bigfoot are in the vast minority, then can we really take them seriously ?
I thought you might be interested in this credible report of a big cat sighting in West Wales:
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