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    MAN BELIEVES HE FOUND FOSSILIZED BIGFOOT HEAD

    LOTS OF bigfoot chatter here in Utah, case in point...

    The link is to standard.net, by Mark Saal, dated 6/22/13...

    MAN BELIEVES HE FOUND FOSSILIZED BIGFOOT HEAD

    “I found a fossilized Bigfoot skull.”
    A journalist can go his or her entire life waiting to hear those six magic words. And yet, on a recent weekday afternoon, that very thing happened.Todd May, of Ogden, dropped by the offices of the Standard-Examiner to see if someone would be interested in a story about a fairly impressive fossil find. After showing off a couple of digital photos, May offered six even more compelling words — “Do you want to see it?” — followed by the motherlode of sentences: “It’s out in the trunk of my car.”In the trunk of your car? Do I want to see it? Does Bigfoot make in the woods?May proceeded out to his car, where he popped the hatchback on his Nissan 300 ZX. Peeling back an American flag draped across the cargo area of the vehicle, he hefted a black piece of luggage that resembled an oversized bowling-ball bag, lowering it to the asphalt of the parking lot with a clunk. He struggled to pull a noggin-sized, seemingly ordinary rock out of the bag, held it up and turned it over.A face.
    The rock looks vaguely like a smaller version of one of those Easter Island heads. Pronounced forehead. Large, flattened nose. What could only be described as a chiseled chin and jaw line.
    It’s been about six weeks since May found the rock near the mouth of Ogden Canyon.“I was looking for some fossils,” the 49-year-old “semi-retired” private investigator explains, “and I was kind of drawn to something in the ground.”It was a rock, sticking up out of the dirt.“So I went and dug it out, and you couldn’t tell what it was ’cause the head was face down; all you could see was the back of it,” he said. “But when I dug it out you could see the face, perfect.”May believes his weighty prize — it tips the scales at 70 pounds — is a fossilized Bigfoot skull. What compels him to make such a claim? Because he says he has seen a couple of the nonfossilized, live skulls — attached to their monstrous, hairy bodies — in recent years.“I’ve been tracking and watching for Bigfoot,” May said. “I’m very curious, interested in that, and wanted to get footage on it ’cause I’ve ran across him a couple of times.”The first time was in April of 2011, just before dark one evening. May was “kicked back, enjoying the hot springs” near the mouth of Ogden Canyon when he spotted something emerge from the bushes just across the river. It was black with a silky coat, and it moved quickly, never looking over at May.“My first thought was, ‘My heck, there’s a gorilla escaped from the zoo or something,’ ” he said. “I thought, ‘What in the heck’s a gorilla doing?’ Then it dawned on me what it was.”The only other time May has seen Bigfoot was about a month ago, in the same area. He says he likes to go to the hot springs late at night, when there are fewer people there. He was at the springs about 2 a.m. one night.“A couple of nights something was breaking branches and throwing rocks in the water,” May recalls. “And I thought it was just some obnoxious people or kids or something in the canyon.”On this particular night, however, he decided to investigate, thinking perhaps it was an animal. May was walking down the trail when he saw it, down in the trees by the water.“I had the light on it, and I thought, ‘Oh my land,’ ” May says. “It was tall, it was big, it was big around — pretty good size. And it kind of looked back at me and I was just frozen. … So I just stood there with the light on it for a minute, and then I heard somebody across the way yell, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s a monster!’ or something. So somebody else had seen it.”May says he found the fossilized skull about two weeks before his second Bigfoot sighting. He has been hunting fossils for two or three years in that area, and says he has found “a lot of things that look like different types of animals.”How do others respond to May’s Bigfoot tales and his claim of finding a skull?“The people that have seem ’em before, they kind of smile and they tell me their story,” he said. “There’s some people that kind of shrug their shoulders and think, ‘Whatever.’ You know, ‘Strange.’ ”May says he’d be perfectly happy to allow scientists to examine his Bigfoot skull, but heMay says he’d be perfectly happy to allow scientists to examine his Bigfoot skull, but he wouldn’t want it to fall into someone’s hands “where it just sort of disappears.”“I wouldn’t mind, I just don’t want to get it lost,” he said.The Standard-Examiner sent a photo of the rock to several paleontologists for an initial opinion on May’s find.In an email interview, paleontologist Kenneth Carpenter said what May found is interesting, but it definitely is not a fossilized skull.“I’ll admit that it is the most head-like rock I have seen,” said Carpenter, director and curator of paleontology at Utah State University Eastern’s Prehistoric Museum in Price. “However, there is no doubt that the object is a natural phenomenon. Basically, it is just the odd way the rock has weathered.”Carpenter said there are several key features of a real skull that are missing — eye socket, nose opening, and teeth among them.“The object looks more like a head than a skull,” Carpenter wrote. “When a human head starts to decompose, the first areas to go are those soft tissue high in water, namely the eyes. Thus, even if the eyelids are closed, the eye socket is seen as a collapse of the eyelid into the socket. Scavengers, including coyotes, rodents, insects, etc., feed on tissue. For them it is an easy meal. That is why murder corpses in the outdoors are little more than bones.”Carpenter also said the structure of the material suggests it’s a rock.“If a piece is knocked off, you’ll find that it is rock all the way through,” he said. “Bone when it fossilizes still retains its structure, even at the microscopic level. ... IF this were a fossilized skull, then knocking a chip off should reveal bone structure inside.”Brooks B. Britt, paleontologist at BriBrooks B. Britt, paleontologist at Brigham Young University in Provo, says he gets these sorts of calls regularly.“This happens all the time,” he said in a telephone interview. Rarely, however, do such leads result in an actual fossil.“I’ve been doing this since I first started at BYU, and only once did something turn out to be worthwhile,” he said.Most of the time, Britt says, it’s just a rock that looks like something interesting. He has seen people bring in rocks shaped like hearts, kidneys, fingers, eggs — all sorts of anatomical parts.“It’s just the way the rock weathered naturally,” he said.Britt says despite explaining this to the finders, he can never convince them otherwise.“They just won’t listen to anybody,” Britt said. “He’s always going to believe it.”Carpenter said it’s perfectly normal that May saw a face in the rock.“Seeing recognizable shapes in objects (including clouds) is something the human mind is wired to do, even if it is seeing the Madonna in toast,” Carpenter wrote. “Seeing it doesn’t make it so.”
    Still, Todd May is undeterred. He believes that many people have “tunnel vision” when it comes to discoveries like this.“I think people need to be more aware, open their eyes and be more aware of what’s around us,” he said. “Because I think there’s a lot of ancient (things), and fossils and different things, around us that if people would just kind of open their eyes to they’d see that we walk past them every day.”
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    Re: MAN BELIEVES HE FOUND FOSSILIZED BIGFOOT HEAD

    Iunno...


    story-ns-061813-big-foot-03-lead-205044.jpg

    Kinda just looks like a rock to me. Are they planning on running test, and whatnot?

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    Iunno...


    story-ns-061813-big-foot-03-lead-205044.jpg

    Kinda just looks like a rock to me. Are they planning on running test, and whatnot?
    They already did.

    It has proven to be a rock that looks like a face

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    Ah, okay.

    Kinda disappointing, but thank ya nonetheless, kind anon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSyndicate View Post
    Ah, okay.

    Kinda disappointing, but thank ya nonetheless, kind anon.

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    yeah, the rock is more like a message from God
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    Re: MAN BELIEVES HE FOUND FOSSILIZED BIGFOOT HEAD

    Kinda reminds me of my Pa when he'd shake his cane at all those damn kids.

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    we have our own legends of a 'bigfoot' type creature here in australia dfb, thought you might find interesting.


    Yowie.


    http://www.yowiehunters.com.au/


    Yowie is one of several names given to a mythical hominid reputed to live in the Australian wilderness. The creature has its roots in Aboriginal mythology. In parts of Queensland, they are known as quinkin (or as a type of quinkin), and as joogabinna,[1] in parts of New South Wales they are called jurrawarra, myngawin, puttikan, gubba, doolaga, gulaga and thoolagal.[1] Other names include yahoo, yaroma, noocoonah, wawee, pangkarlangu, jimbra and tjangara.[1][2][3]
    As is the case with the North American Sasquatch, many people discount the existence of the yowie considering it more likely to be a combination of misidentification, folklore and hoax. Yowie-type creatures are common in Aboriginal Australian legends, particularly in the eastern Australian states.[1].6 The yowie's characteristics and legend are sometimes interchangeable with those of the bunyip.[4].69



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    I do like the yowie...plus, they had those Indonesian Flores hominids a minute ago...everybody always says THERE ARE NO LARGE UNDISCOVERED MAMMALS until they find the next one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog Fish Boy View Post
    I do like the yowie...plus, they had those Indonesian Flores hominids a minute ago...everybody always says THERE ARE NO LARGE UNDISCOVERED MAMMALS until they find the next one
    when i was growing up in the NT i spent a lot of my early childhood with a couple of the female aboriginal elders who looked after the local kids including the the one white kid (me) they used to tell stories of the about those legends mentioned in the link, but they had a different name for it.
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    if I live in dreams, will I die in silence, will I walk in the dark, will I wait for more sleep

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    The guy that made that video would love it here, DFB.
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    http://www.livescience.com/39785-big...tings-gis.html


    Reported sightings of Bigfoot — the legendary apelike creature that's been a favorite of cryptozoologists for decades — have abounded for decades. Now, for the first time, someone has created a map showing the places where alleged Bigfoot sightings have occurred.


    Joshua Stevens, a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University, used data compiled by the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO), which tries to document "the presence of an animal, probably a primate, that exists today in very low population densities," according to the group's website.


    Stevens converted the BFRO data and, using geographic-information software, plotted 3,313 data points showing where people have claimed to see Bigfoot



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    One of my nephews swears he saw one, carrying
    a pig.

    No, he doesn't drink or use drugs.

    UFO's exist.
    Aliens do not.
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