|BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 02: President of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Matt Moneymaker speaks at the 'Finding Bigfoot' discussion panel during the Discovery Networks/Animal Planet portion of the 2012 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)|
First let me say, TPB does believe Bigfoot can exist..but we have to be careful when we seek the truth..not to accept everything as the truth...otherwise we are perpetuating lies as well...and so we must be selective, analytical, and skeptical...
I just had to chime in on something I am watching right now and it is an older episode of "Finding Bigfoot." Now we have been a little critical of Matt Moneymaker and his take on Bigfoot for a long time. We've hinted many a time that his over enthusiasm, quick to assume all is evidence of a Bigfoot is jumping the gun to put it lightly.
While we believe there may be a "bigfoot" in existence, we can't just assume every account, every story and every sighting is one, as Moneymaker always seem to do. It just lessens his credibility, because he is all assuming and all accepting of everything all the time. In essence, if bigfoot were everywhere as Moneymaker seems to believe, Finding Bigfoot would have a lot more evidence than they currently seem to have.
It's not that we don't believe there may be a Bigfoot, we just don't think Moneymaker is objective enough, to be a truly effective and trustworthy authority on the subject. With that being said, we offer you this case and point...on this particular episode, Moneymaker is howling in the dark doing his best Bigfoot yell and coyotes are howling in response. Moneymaker assumes that they are recognizing his howl as a "Bigfoot" and are thus responding to it.
This is absolute hogwash. After living on a mountain in Maine for the better part of a decade I can tell you that coyotes respond to any howl they hear. I have summoned their howls many times in the evening. If you want to know if coyotes are around, one simply has to do a coyote howl and they will respond. It's their instinct to do so. Even our Siberian Husky would howl back and forth with the coyotes, until they would get really close to the cabin that is,..then she knew enough to be silent if not fearful when they were too near..
So this assumption on Moneymaker's part is simply him again, "reaching" for evidence and proof, which if you have to "reach" for evidence, or proof it is probably not either. Moneymaker should remain objective and analytical. Afterall every noise, sound, story, eyewitness accounts, are all heresay, and have many variables..