Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dante Vs. Nature 51

You know what I wish was real? Bigfoot. The Sasquatch. Yeti. Whatever the hell you wanna call it I want it real and I want it now. Why? Just because if we are wrong about that thing it means we can be wrong about a lot of other stuff like aliens, the Loch Ness Monster, and religion. All over the world there are different versions of this creature. In over a dozen Native American cultures there is some version of Bigfoot and it is talked about the same way we talk about bears. Its a thing that is there and real.

A while back I heard about this creature that used to exist called Gigantopithecus. This thing looks terrifying. It is said to have been 9 feet tall and existed close to the time that we did. Its not like when we evolve all the other versions of us go “Whelp. Seems our time is up” and fade away. They slowly vanish. The thing is though, till this day we find new creatures that we thought no longer existed or had died out. Last year alone there were over 18,000 new species discovered.

The Gigantopithecus were first brought to light by an anthropologist named Ralph von Koenigswald. He didn't discover it because where he found it in China they were selling these bones in shops. He found these teeth and was like “Whoa. These are so not human teeth.” In China they were using the bones for traditional medicine.

How would you react if you found out that Bigfoot still existed or was real? I'm not talking about some grainy footage that someone took on their cell phone but one that was found while someone was hunting and hurt but didn't kill. Or if a few just stumbled out of the woods. As much as I wish this would happen I wouldn't want them caught and put on display somewhere. Ever been to a zoo? That shit is depressing. I'd like to be able to just watch them online in their natural environment.

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