Sunday Story: A climate fit for Bigfoot?

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Some of you may get a giggle out of today’s Sunday Story. I hope all of you enjoy it!

A climate fit for Bigfoot

When I heard that a Bigfoot conference was coming to Gatlinburg this summer, I jumped at the chance to go. Curiosity got the best of me. As you might expect, I was most intrigued by the connections to climate the speakers made to Bigfoot.

Several thousand years ago, our world was a lot cooler than it is today. We refer to this time as the Ice Age. The cooler climate allowed for sea levels to fall, as water became frozen into ice sheets.

That drop in sea level consequently created a landmass that allowed animals and people to travel into North America, by crossing land through the southern parts of current day Alaska.

We know that the land crossing existed, but we don’t know exactly what all crossed that new path to a new world.

One of the animals crossing over may have been a giant ape. This creature was hairy and about eight feet tall. It could also walk upright. The idea is that, although thought to be extinct, perhaps a few remain today and are spotted from time to time.

That is the basis for the scientific explanation for Bigfoot. It’s far-fetched, for sure.

Interestingly, our climate on the plateau is quite similar to that of where the giant ape once lived in Asia. They lived in areas that get more than 20 inches of rain per year, have winters that are not too severe, along with a climate that offers a wide variety of nuts and berries to eat. That sounds a lot like our plateau!

So, the next time you’re telling a Bigfoot campfire story make sure you work in some of this information and make it even more believable. If I hear screams in the night I’ll know that’s the moment you went from whispering the story to yelling, “It’s behind you!”


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