Why I Believe
So the real question is: do I really believe in Cryptids, aliens, and the paranormal? To me, it has not been about if they are real or not, but more so the possibility for them to be real. In the case of Cryptids, there has evidence produced to help solidify the fact of their existence. Remember the old saying, "if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and swims like a duck, then it must be a duck". Well the same goes for the evidence found for Cryptids, aliens and even our friendly neighborhood ghost. If it looks, sounds, smells and leaves foot prints like a Cryptid, then maybe they are, and they exist. As a biologist in a lab studying how monkeys and other primates are related, I’ve become fascinated with Bigfoot. Often described and portrayed as half man, half ape, Bigfoot (if it exists) could represent a possible link in the evolution of humans from our primate ancestors. Bigfoot also represents the realm of the unknown, the undiscovered. Rumors from all over the world about sightings of Bigfoot, Sasquatch and yeti tantalizingly hint that there are mythical creatures just waiting to be discovered. The odd bones, hairs and so on sometimes said to be evidence for Bigfoot or the Yeti are a far cry from the most remarkable piece of data associated with the so-called crypto-hominids – the complete carcass of a hirsute male hominid, 1.8 m tall, preserved in ice and transported about the United States as part of a travelling exhibition belonging to Frank D. Hansen. At this time – late 1968 – the specimen was known as the ‘Siberskoye Creature’.
This was just an example of some of the evidence that has been produced over the years. Video tapes of ghost and paranormal, as well as tape on alien spaceships have also been produced through out the years, and yet a great number of people still believe it’s all a hoax.