When it comes to Bigfoot, there are unbelievers, skeptics, trolls, and Bigfoot people. The world of Bigfoot people is divided into three main groups, and some definitions are required for clarification. A Bigfoot hunter is a person who is out to prove Bigfoot’s existence. They hunt for the proof—that pristine photo or video, and most of them dream of being the first to provide the million dollar photo/video and some even hunt to kill the first Bigfoot. The common goal here is fame, glory, and of course money. They want to be the first and they will even try to eliminate any competing provider of proof by using several tactics including intimidation, degrading, and demeaning comments.
The Bigfoot enthusiast is a person who believes in Bigfoot’s existence and trying to soak up any information they can glean from articles, and social media. Many of them are good, honest people, and are very knowledgeable. Many of them are real people who can only be weekend warriors due to obligations to support their families and life styles. They are good, hard working people. However, a select few consider themselves to be experts on the subject, but spend very little time in the field doing observations. Many of these rare “experts” are not to be crossed because they too can get very aggressive if you challenge their ideas and theories.
Then there is the Bigfoot Researcher. They are much like the enthusiasts, but they spend days and weeks in the field looking for clues. These clues are not to prove Bigfoot’s existence, but to go one step further into trying to determine social structures, diets, population numbers, birth rates, longevity and any/all knowledge of the cryptid creature. Bigfoot researchers already know Sasquatch exist. Researchers concern themselves with questions of how Bigfoot has eluded science, why do they avoid man, why do they build structures which have no sheltering capabilities, and why have they not progressed like man?
So what does it take to be a Bigfoot person? For one, they must have a very thick hide when it comes to skeptics, Bigfoot hunters, some enthusiasts and even some researchers. The comments can get quite brutal, and some just have to compete with others as if it was a race. Of course there are some who are “Trolls” who peruse the Bigfoot social media, video sites, and websites looking to pick a fight. Trolls can be anybody-believers or not. Fortunately, these can be dismissed immediately.
So next time you see a Bigfoot picture, video, or article ask yourself which are you? Are you a skeptic, unbeliever, hunter, enthusiast, or researcher? Or, just a troll?