After reading the following articles certain questions popped into my head.
Why are people really so obsessed with such frivolous ventures?
It seems clear that the Big foot or yeti is just a figment of the imagination that has become ingrained in society due to the innate quality of raw curiosity we posses as humans. It makes a great story, all these sightings, all the evidence but like both articles say, there is no real concrete evidence and even the most “golden evidence” was proven to be a hoax. On the other hand there are many times in history when no one believed what we consider to be fact today, such the earth is round and revolved around the sun. It may be quite unjust to classify these people as delusional for devoting their time to this hobby, for it is some of these “delusional” people (Galileo comes to mind) that in the past have made discoveries that shaped the world as we know it today. When the I read the link about fantastic creatures, I was fascinated. Fantastic though commonly used to describe a great experience also means remote form reality or imaginative. Most of the creatures within the article are well-known and recognized today although it took many years to obtain scientific proof. Maybe more time is needed to truly obtain evidence of Big foot. I mean the coelacanth was thought to have died out 66 million years ago, but now since 1938 clear evidence was found which proves that it still survives today!
Maybe in the years to come we will be presented with real evidence of the existence of big foot but for now to most people, including me, big foot seems like a myth someone started to describe something that he could not discern. From the National geographic show brain games I can say for sure that one’s eyes can be very deceiving as the brain can only focus on one spot, in detail, at a time. The brain may believe it saw big foot, but it may just as well be a huge rock!