Can You Heal Cavities With Coconut Oil?
Recently I have seen more and more tweets and Facebook posts claiming that you can heal cavities and whiten your teeth with coconut oil in what has become known as “Swishing” or “Oil Pulling”. It sounded like some kind of quackery that Dr. Oz or Gwyneth Paltrow would promote so I had to do a little research. Sure enough, Dr. Oz calls Coconuts another miracle cure (not for your teeth but for about everything else from skin care to weight loss and diabetes care.) On the other hand, Gwyneth Paltrow is promoting it for Oil Pushing. When asked about it, this is what she said, “It’s really interesting; it’s an ancient, ancient technique. I read about it on the Internet.” And, of course if it’s on the internet it’s got to be true right?
It’s really interesting; it’s an ancient, ancient technique. I read about it on the Internet. -Gwyneth Paltrow
Things everyone should know about reading things on the internet. If Dr. Oz, Gwyneth Paltrow or Deepak Chopra recommend something, it’s probably some form of quackery that you should avoid at all costs. Instead ask your doctor. Don’t take my word for it and please don’t take Dr. Oz’s word for it or even worse, Gwyneth Paltrow’s. I mean, she’s a dingbat. She steam cleans her vagina. Seriously. Don’t ever take advice from someone that steams cleans their vagina. In fact, you probably should do the exact opposite of anything she suggests.
So, Can You Heal Cavities With Coconut Oil? Here’s what I found about “Oil Pulling”. There is no scientific evidence to suggest that it works accept bad some bad Photoshop. And as for all of those things Dr. Oz claims make it a miracle cure, Dr. Lyla Blake-Gumbs says, “There’s absolutely no data whatsoever that shows diabetes can be treated or prevented, or that heart disease can be…” And as for the bad Photoshop, one such blog uses this photo…
Look at that! Not only does it whiten your teeth and heal cavities, it also whitens skin and pinkens up your lips, it is a miracle! If you’re Dr. Oz or Gwyneth Paltrow this seems to be about all the evidence you need to call coconut oil a miracle cure. However, the rest of the medical community seems to say otherwise. Snopes wrote about this a year or two ago and calling it Unproven and updated the article in February 2015. They sourced three articles. You can read the Snopes report here (Snopes on Oil Pulling) and you can read there source material using the links below.
The ADA (American Dental Association) says, “Based on the lack of currently available evidence, oil pulling is not recommended as a supplementary oral hygiene practice…” later on in the article they had this to say, “One study that compared oil pulling to the use of a chlorhexidine rinse found chlorhexidine to be much more effective in reducing S. mutans levels in plaque and saliva.”
Based on the lack of currently available evidence, oil pulling is not recommended as a supplementary oral hygiene practice… -American Dental Association
So please remember, just because it’s on the internet, it doesn’t mean that it’s true. Do your research, ask your doctor. If you think one thing, and your doctor disagrees, he’s probably right. But, if you don’t want to listen, get a second opinion from another qualified doctor. Chances are he’s going to say the same thing. If you still don’t want to believe them and think you and the internet know best, chances are you’re an idiot. I am sorry to tell you that but someone had to do it.
As for everyone else, thanks for reading this and keep in mind that I am not an expert and I am not a doctor. I am not hear offering medical advice. I’m just a guy that is sick and tired of seen all these stupid blog posts in my social media feeds claiming things that are either total bullshit or have no scientific evidence to back up it’s claims. I am just offering my opinion and providing you with credible resources to help you do your own research. There are some seemingly reliable testimonials that have tried oil pushing and claim that it did whiten their teeth some. However, there is no proof at all that it heals cavities. None!
There seems to be no harmful side effects to trying it. So if you have 20 minutes three times a day to commit to it, go ahead. Just keep in mind that you shouldn’t spit it out into the sink, the paste will harden and clog your pipes. Don’t swallow it as it can cause an upset stomach or diarrhea. Dentists recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day because that is scientifically proven to work. It also isn’t gross.
Snopes: Oil Pulling
American Dental Association: The Practice of Oil Pulling
CNN: Does oil pulling work?
US News and World Report: Should You Try Oil Pulling?
I was chatting with a friend the other day and she pretty much had no idea what Amazon Prime is. She was aware that she could save some money on shipping if she ordered something through Amazon but she didn’t understand how prime videos work. “How can you can I buy a video? Do I have to download it?” She just didn’t get it. And, to be honest, I was late to the whole Amazon Prime Video thing myself because I had and still have Netflix why do I need another source? It didn’t take long to realize that’s stupid. My argument was like saying, “But I already have a shirt, why do I need another one?” After explaining it to her it made me think that maybe there others that just don’t get how it all works or why is it worth the money.
First, I should be upfront that I promote Amazon.com and of course, “Prime”. Yes, I want you to click the link or links below and sign up for it or for the 30 Day Free Trial. But, the motivation for writing this truly is just to offer some information about the service of Amazon Prime, Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Prime Instant Video. It’s an all in one kind of thing but I think that can confuse some people as I have discovered. So let’s start there.
When you sign up for Amazon Prime you get access to all the rest. You don’t have to sign up for a bunch of different things. Just a few clicks and it’s done. You can start binge all kinds of things.
Now let’s start with basics of Amazon Prime and shipping. Here’s the basics of what you get when you sing up.
Shipping Speed Amazon | Prime Member Price:
Two-Day Shipping Free
One-Day Shipping Price varies by item size and weight – as low as $2.99 per item
Saturday Shipping Price varies by item size and weight – as low as $7.99 per item
Same-Day Delivery* (in qualifying cities) $5.99 per shipment
No-Rush Shipping Free
Standard Shipping (4-5 business days) Free
Release-Date Delivery(on qualifying items) Free
Addresses in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico
Shipping Speed Amazon Prime Member Price
Standard Shipping (3-7 business days) Free
Expedited Shipping (2-5 business days) Price varies by item size and weight – as low as $5.99 per item
Priority Shipping (1-4 business days) Price varies by item size and weight – as low as $11.99 per item
*Note that after you sing up, you will see the various options available the next time you check out.
Now let’s get into the all the Movies and TV options available. With Amazon Prime Instant Video you have access to tens of thousands of movies and TV shows. As a horror fan I did a quick search to see how many horror titles they had available, over 7,000 titles. You don’t get anywhere near that with Netflix.
Since I just brought up Netflix something to consider. Netflix Streaming service runs $8.99 a month and that comes to $107.88 a year and only Netflix knows how many titles they offer. They won’t say but after constantly browsing their titles and running searches half of what I want to see isn’t available for streaming. Amazon Prime cost 99 bucks a year and with it you have access to more than 40,000 titles in Film and TV. It’s 99 dollar price tag breaks down to $8.25 a month.
Another thing that I like about Amazon Prime is the ability to stream music. There’s over a millions songs available and hundreds of programmed playlists for almost endless listening to your favorite music genres.
It all sounds too good to be true. There are some downsides to all of it that I wish I had known upfront. Actually, there’s only two downsides I have found is that some titles aren’t free even with Prime. You still have to pay to rent them and I will be honest, I don’t like that at all. In fact, when I first signed up with Amazon Prime, I was so angry when I found out that I called up and cancelled my membership. I had been a been a member for just over a year at the time so my credit card had just recently been billed. I had never used their streaming service at that first year. The first time I go to use it and the title I want isn’t free? I was so upset, I called them up and cancelled it. They were nice enough to refund the full amount. I signed back up a year or so later when Netflix axed a series that I like. Signed back up to Prime and now I can stream that anytime I want. The second that is kind of a drag for some is that here doesn’t appear to be a way to pay for it on a monthly basis. You pay up front.
The great thing about Prime though is that it’s getting better and better. One of my favorite mystery writers is Michael Connelly and they’ve got an original series called Bosch based on one of his series book series. But, the most important reason of all to sign up for Amazon Prime is that I am broke webmaster. I’m broke because I don’t link my blog to every other blog out there. I don’t spam my blog, I just post stuff that I want to rant about or find interesting so feel free to sign up below. It will make you feel better for helping the needy. It’s win/win really.
I haven’t seen every show this fall. But, I have broken my rule this fall TV season and started watching some TV shows before the season has ended. I normally won’t watch a new show until it’s first season is over because too many times I get hooked on a show and then some dumbass executive cancels it. Some good example of this are, Surface, Invasion, Firefly, and the one that killed me. The one that bothered me the most was Miracles.
Miracles (Available on DVD thankfully) was one of the best TV shows ever. It got cancelled because the executives at ABC at the time were complete morons. The was preempted almost every week it was supposed to air. ABC had breaking news all the time over the Iraq war so anytime someone farted in Iraq ABC went live. These idiots even preempted the show for a special about Michael Jackson. This was long before he had died, he was just crazy MJ back then and ABC decided yet again to air Miracles at a later date. Show could gain an audience and they cancelled it. The irony is that it’s final airing, over 5 million viewers. ABC still cancels it.
So, I don’t watch TV shows in their first season. I am not going to get hooked and left hanging because some idiots that believe if a show isn’t an immediate hit, it must be cancelled. If that were true some of most beloved shows would have never maid it, little shows, like Cheers and Night Court to name a few.
However I have been a little lax this year and last. This year I have decided to rant about the new shows I really like or that I think have some potential. My hope is that the 2.5 people that actually read this article will give these shows a try and maybe tell their friends about them. TV Shows don’t have long, some shows after their first airing are already on the bubble for not getting high enough ratings.
So here’s some new shows worth look.
It airs Tuesday nights on ABC. It’s about a guy that for some unknown reason has been alive for over 200 years. He can die but he comes back immediately and always in water for some reason. Now he is a medical examiner for the city of New York and helps a detective solve crimes. It’s Castle if Castle was more serious, never died and wasn’t as goofy. And, I mean goofy in a good way, Castle is one of my most favorite shows EVER!
I really love this show so far. It’s got smart characters, good stories and good mysteries. It would be shame is this show got cancelled.
How to get away with Murder
It airs Thursdays on ABC. It’s about a college professor who is also a high price defense attorney. The acting is great, the stories are a little hard to follow at least the first episode was. It goes from present time to future time or maybe the future flashes are current time and the present time is the past, I don’t know? As I said, it’s a little confusing and you have to really pay attention or you won’t even get what’s going on. I was glued to my TV watching it on my DVR and shit happened a couple of times and I had to think, “Wait, who was that again?” But, still the show has some potential. I love the main character, she’s flawed and some of those flaws aren’t really good flaws. Another good show you should check out.
Just watched the show last night and I have to say I was at first disappointed when I realized it was only a half hour show. That worries me and I will tell you why. The idea is too good for a half hour show. This happened to me last year when I saw the first episode of The Crazy Ones. I knew it was going to get cancelled. The shows concepts need a full hour, you can’t pack it all into 22 minutes and the heart of the show gets lost. I even said so on their Facebook page after watching it the first time. Sure enough, cancelled. This show, same thing. It’s a good show, worth watching, funny, witty but the themes need an hour. If NBC doesn’t change it, it’s going to get cancelled. But, we’re talking about NBC here, the once great network is run by complete morons so I am positive they will do everything possible to make sure all their good shows are cancelled. It airs Thursday nights.
I watched the first two episodes and loved it. It was action packed, entertaining and both episodes had me shaking my head wonder how they were over so soon? The show just flies by. It’s about a group of 20 somethings who are off the charts smart. They are hired by Homeland Security to help solve problems. The action can be over the top sometimes but you can’t help but suspend disbelief and just go along for the ride. Fun, show with heart. Highly recommend. It airs Tuesdays on CBS.
These are just the ones that I have seen so far. I am looking forward to seeing The Mysteries of Laura, Houdini, Black-ish, Stalker, Madam Secretary, NCIS: New Orleans, and Z Nation. However, I will probably just wait and download the whole seasons when they are over or wait for the DVD’s
If there’s a show you like, talk about it, tell people. Specially if it’s a new show. If you don’t talk about it or don’t hear others talking about it, it will be cancelled. So even if you don’t like the shows I mentioned, there must be some new shows you do like, talk about them. Set your DVR’s even if you don’t watch them. How to get away with Murder was the most DVR’d show this fall season. They actually track that stuff, creepy, I know. But, what’s on your DVR matters.
So with all the traveling I did over the past I finally got to watch season 4 of The Walking Dead. It started off good then they brought the Gov back and he was just nothing but annoying. Then I got pissed off that after all that time in Prison they didn’t have a better plan for an attack and they had the shittiest escape plan. The writing couldn’t have been any worse. It turns out that I was wrong, the writing did get worse.
They went and split everyone up! I get it, it’s a drama, if you don’t have drama, then you don’t have drama. But, you can have drama without having stupid.
It was just about this time when I had given up on the season. I was a little more than halfway through the season. I don’t know if to say “It got good” is the way to say it. But, I got hooked. The storyline with Carol, Tyreese and the girls. So heart breaking. What she does, wow! It was so good!
When I copied the episodes on to my flash drive for travel, for some reason episode 13 didn’t transfer over. If you skip that episode then are you left with the impression that Beth was killed. I was heart broken!
It was kinda funny, I had developed a little crush on her. But, I had been feeling guilty about it because this is the little girl that was in some of the Harry Potter movies. On TWD she’s the younger daughter of Maggie, she’s just a kid. I decided to look her up online. I just don’t really remember much of her character from previous seasons and how did I not really notice her. I discover, she’s not a little girl, I am thankfully not the pervert I had been feeling like I was. She isn’t a teen at all. She hasn’t been one for a while. She’s 29 years old! I had been feeling guilty that she was like 17 or 18. I felt so much better about my crush after learning she’s almost 30.
I finally watch episode 13 and to my relief, unless I missed something, Beth is not dead! She’s been kidnapped! I can live with that. That means she’ll be back!
Oh and on side note, I can’t believe they killed the old man! WTF was that all about!? Who didn’t love Hershel?! After that, they couldn’t kill The Governor enough! His death should have been more violent and painful.
All in all it turned out to be a great season.
Season 5 starts on AMC Sunday October 12th according to their website.
Last Thursday morning I left with my dad in his Prius. Following behind us in his Chevy truck was his cousin Dirk. We would later that day be met at the park by my Uncle Kim and the next day by my dad’s other cousin Kris and his son Justin. It was what is becoming our yearly “Guys” trip. The drive for me went so fast as the passenger. Probably seemed to take forever for my father, I will explain why, later. Our arrival and meeting up with Dirk and Kim was a little frustrating. However, by the end of the day we were all sitting down together having a crappy, overpriced dinner.
Dad getting gas at the mobile station outside of Yosemite.
My dad has an amazing record collection and the past several years he has been converting those albums to MP3’s. He has a thumb drive filled with a thousand or more songs he mistakenly thought that he would be able to listen to on the drive to Yosemite. I, on the other hand, wouldn’t shut up the entire drive. I literally only stopped talking to breathe or if my dad had a response to something I said. I must have been driving him crazy but the drive went by so damn fast for me.
At one point though the traffic was stopped due to rock slides. They would only let one direction go at a time. We had been stopped a few minutes and my dad put the car into park, this automatically unlocks the door. I didn’t know this, I thought it was just my dad unlocking my door. I started to laugh. I thought for sure my dad had, had enough and was going to turn to me and say, “That’s enough, get the F$%K out!” The thought just had me laughing hysterically.
Tioga Pass Elevation 9945 With A Side Of Drizzle
It very briefly started to drizzle when we entered the park but that was the last we’d see of any rain the rest of the trip. It was hot and sunny the rest of the time. The drive down into the valley scenic of course. You can’t really beat Yosemite in the scenic department.
Just a few miles from the Village area of Yosemite there is this open stretch of road that allows for parking on both sides. It’s just an amazing view on both sides of the road. In fact, the view is so stunningly amazing that people were always just stopping in the middle of the road to take pictures. A couple of decades later you can park on either side of the road.
First scenic view of the trip. Talking about the Mountain not my dad’s inadvertently mooning of me.
Selfie of Dad and I at our first picture taking moment in Yosemite.
The trip was amazing and it was fun getting to meet a couple of members of the family I didn’t really know that well. I would love to rant and keep getting into details but I just don’t have the time today so I will just cut it short and post the photos from the trip. However, below the photos, if you care are some personal thoughts and reasons as to why it will be a white before I return to Yosemite.
A wider view of the mountain rage from above.
I have always loved Yosemite. It truly is an American treasure and one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I have been going there most of my life with my parents. However, more and more, I have found it to be just way over priced. So much so that it actually takes away from the experience. Something it’s taken us decades to learn and finally came to terms with it this trip. Yosemite is an amazing place to stay but that’s it. It’s the place that should be the focus. By that I mean, if you want to see Yosemite get yourself a room at one of the few motels located in the park and then take a guided tour. From that tour you can get a good idea of what you want to go see and spend more time at. If you love to hike. It’s a great place for that if you want to hike the various trails specifically at Yosemite. If you just want to go hiking, go some place else and save yourself some money. However, if you just want to place to be out in nature, maybe camp, have a fire and do some fishing. Unless you have a lot of money, Yosemite is the last place you want to go.
Yosemite is so damn expensive. For example, my father and I got what’s a called a “Tent Cabin”. It was 125 a night! What did it include. A metal shelving unit, a wood chair and two really uncomfortable things to lay on. I can’t really call them beds as “bed” implies comfort and sleep. This sort of cot type things, didn’t really let you enjoy either. And remember, it’s 125 dollars a night for this crap! Here’s a couple of pictures from above to refresh your memory.
Tent Cabins around ours
Our Tent Cabin before we totally abused it with our junk
You are not allowed to cook here. No open flames at all. If you have a vision of having a nice hot cup of coffee to have while enjoying your view, forget about it! Well, you can have it but you have to walk about a half a mile down the path to buy coffee from the store. If you want to eat, you walk the half mile. You can have an ice chest with you. They also have a “bear box” that you must keep your ice chest and food in. Things like health bars or whatever you want to eat that doesn’t have to be cooked. If you leave anything out of it and one of the Rangers walk by they will take your stuff. You go to bathroom and don’t close that bear box and they will give you shit. They won’t even identify themselves first. They will just walk up and start taking your shit. We found this out one night. We were all outside, we had a total of three tent cabins. Two next to each other and one directly across from the two. All of us were sitting in front of the two tents that were side by side.
It was dark out, when we notice a coupe of people walk up and try to get into the tent across from us. One of the people, we heard say something like kinda rude, I honestly don’t recall what it was but whatever it was, we replied to it the potential thieves, “That’s our stuff you’re not taking it!” Then they shout back with something like, “Yes we will, we’re Rangers!” My first thought, was to jump their shit over that. You don’t disrespect people because you are in a position of authority. And, these two assholes never announced themselves as Rangers. They just started talking shit. My Uncle is a retired police Captain and has his Glock 40 in his back pack. I am an ex-cop not armed, I don’t really like guns. The situation could have very easily turned to shit if my uncle was some kinda gun nut. I felt they were rude to us and condescending. We however, were nothing but polite. It was all sorries and thank you sirs.
If you want to eat dinner you either need to drive to the one restaurant in the Valley or at one of the many lesser places to eat. We stayed in what is called Curry Village part of Yosemite. They have a pizza place, some kind of grill with a limited menu and then there’s an indoor eating place that is way over-priced and the food sucks. It’s set up like a cafeteria only you can’t rally pick and choose what you want. There are a lot choices but you can only pick one them. For example, you want the chicken. Great, you get a drumstick with the thigh attached. But, it’s tiny. It’s with almost no meat on the thing. Three nights in a row and it was total shit each time. You get a choice of two sides and that’s it. 20 bucks! That doesn’t include a drink, so if you want a coke that you have to pour yourself, it’s of course extra and unlike almost every place in the world, you can’t a get a free refill. You want a refill and you have to go back through the line again and pay for it.
There is no excuse for this. I can expect the prices if they at least made an effort to cook decent food. They don’t, it is shitty. We did have pizza one night, very expensive but it wasn’t too bad. However, if you want decent food than you need to drive out to the Village and eat at the restaurant they have there, also very expensive but they serve you and as I recall, the food was decent. There’s also what’s called the food court in the Village. They have some really food good if you order it and don’t get the premade stuff. The premade stuff isn’t bad, but like the scrambled eggs for example. Scrambled eggs should never be scooped with an ice cream scoop. They lost any resemblance to scrambled eggs after that. It was just an odd looking ball of yellow on my plate. I honestly didn’t know they were the eggs at first.
I am not being petty about this stuff. I have been going to Yosemite for nearly 40 years. It’s always been a little expensive but those tent cabins used to be about 40 bucks a night and now you pay 125 or more a night. It’s just that nothing is worth what you’re paying for it except for the park fee to enter. It’s damn expensive, like 20 bucks a day. But, to drive around a place as incredible as Yosemite, it’s worth it.
What I suggest is that if you want to see Yosemite just go get a room, take a tour and drive around the park and look at stuff in more detail that you saw on the tour. There is a lot to see. If you want to go camping or fishing, seriously just go some place else. Like Mammoth Lakes, just south west or east of Yosemite. For like 15 bucks a night you can park your car next to your tent, that has a fire pit and I believe a grill and you can hike, bike and go fishing and it’s all within a short walk. You can throw a stone to one of two lakes. There are also a multitude of motels and hotels down in the valley and at the actually Mammoth Lakes area, if you don’t want to camp, or don’t have some kind of motor home you can rent these little cabins! I’ve never in one of those so I can’t quote a price on that.
You can cook food right at your tent. You can wake up in the morning and brew some coffee, you can go fishing for dinner. If you don’t want to or don’t like fish you can drive down the hill and in 15 minutes pick any number of fast food places or restaurants of every kind. Mammoth isn’t quite as stunning as Yosemite is but it’s so much more convenient if what you want is some family time in the woods.
I have learned that Yosemite is a tourist attraction and sadly it’s price tag just isn’t worth the repeat business. Go once and take a lot of photos or buy some of my dad’s at scenicsettings.com (New Website designed be me is coming soon! 🙂 ) It’s great for hiking but if you plan to do anything else like eat or go to the bathroom or shower, you’re going to have to walk and trust me, there is nothing fun about walking half a mile to eat breakfast after you just got out of the shower. You sit down to eat and you’re sweating. By the time you finish eating, you’ve finally stopped sweating and now your poor ass has to walk all the way back and start sweating all over again!
I urge you to see Yosemite if you never have. Just looking at pictures doesn’t do it justice. You have to see this place in person to appreciate any photo of it. Just be prepared to pay through the nose because there is nothing cheap about it at all. You have to pay to get into the park, you have to pay to camp, everything has a hefty price to it. So just really think about why you’re going there before you go. You want to see it, great. Go. You want to hike around it, go. You want family time and fun? Go someplace else. You want nature and to see bears and deer? Pick almost any place else because you can have family fun outdoors and see wild animals like bears and deer almost everywhere else in the High Sierra for a ton less.
This rant is cross between a rant and an open letter to cast and producers of Finding Bigfoot.
When this show first aired I had such high hopes for it. But, about halfway through the fist episode I new it was going to total shit. It wasn’t because Matt and Bobo are constantly convinced that almost everything they don’t understand is evidence of a Bigfoot. It’s not because Ranae is just about the only one ever to say anything remotely logical or that Cliff Barackman, well, I really don’t even know what purpose he serves other than he claims to be a biologist. I am sure he has an important role on the show. All I am saying is that after watching several episodes they all do the same things. Matt and Bobo’s conclusion is always completely ridiculous and laughable. “It was a squatch!” Ranae and Cliff, “We don’t have enough information to say one way or the other.”
What makes the show so ridiculous is it’s complete idiocy in planning and it’s absolutely unscientific and completely illogical plan to ever find a Bigfoot. There’s also kind of a third reason. It’s a small reason I will admit but every time I see this show or anyone of the other shows that are out to “Investigate” some creature. It’s as if they have completely lost their mind. Let’s take every episode of Finding Bigfoot. I want you for a minute to put yourselves in the shoes of these people out there looking for Bigfoot. It’s at night and they are looking for creature that on average stands between 7 and 10 feet tall. It is known to kill animals for food. It’s known to to terrorize a great many campers. It has thrown rocks at them. Pounded on and shook vehicles. It is a violent creature. Now you absolutely believe this creature exists. And, yet here you are, in the middle of the night, completely unarmed! No mention of any weapons or even some damn bear spray. And, your ignorant ass is out there looking for and calling to what could very well be the most dangerous animal known to mankind at this very time. Only a complete idiot would do that.
So, I have to mention that little third problem with the show and then ignore it because there’s no getting past it and thus would endeth my rant because it proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that either none of them believe in Bigfoot or they are all out of their damn minds. So, we have to just kind acknowledge it and then just try to move on from there and see how the show could go from completely lame to interesting, fascinating and even educational.
Problem number one is their idiot plan to catch a Bigfoot. As of right now they have traveled the world spending a few days in each place hoping that a creature who has apparently kept it’s existence hidden from most of the world for thousands and thousands of years is just going to pop out and fucking say hello just because of a few fake calls and a some slapping of sticks against a tree. They are ignoring the evidence. The real evidence. This would have to be a creature of almost human levels of intelligence. It’s obviously not just some ape roaming the woods looking for food.
A skeleton has never been found. A body has never been found. What does that tell you? It’s buries it’s dead or does something with it. So, instead of looking at all those broken over trees that seem to make no sense? How about grabbing shovel, it’s probably a grave marker. Any culture advanced enough to bury its dead is probably going to leave behind some kind of marker or remembrance.
You are probably going to never find a Bigfoot jumping from place to place. This is your biggest flaw in logic. If it’s smart enough to know to not be seen, it is certain smart enough to stay hidden for a few days while you’re out making all those stupid screams and hitting sticks against trees. Great way to let it know you’re coming though.
What you need to do is pick an area in the Pacific Northwest right in the middle of where the most sitings are. Set up a camp and plan to be there for several months. Set up a perimeter of motion sensor activated cameras every few hundred yards or so. Do this in multiple directions. Then set up up a few video cameras in various directions high enough in the trees that they won’t be in the eye line of the Bigfoot. Then go camping and set up a few more cameras of different kinds all around you and on you. Set up two or three different camp sites but keep them at least a mile apart so the sound you around aren’t from the other camp sites. Then have a normal camping trip. Make noise, have a fire. Sleep in your tents. All your bases are covered. If somethings out there and doesn’t want you there, than you are going to get some footage of it throwing rocks at your tent and snooping around as witness have claimed it does.
Now on to problem number two. It’s nice that you have the town meetings so you can hear all the probable nutjobs talk about their encounters. But, this is stupid. You don’t announce to an entire town that you’re going to be out there running around the woods looking for monsters. Hell, if I heard you were coming to my town to look and I was bored out of mind I would absolutely pick that for the time I would want to do some hiking and camping in the local mountains. And, I would be sneaking around making all kinds of squatchy sounds in the night just to mess with you. And, you have got to know that happens a lot to you. I am guessing most of those sounds are just sounds from the locals making sure you have a real good time out there.
So, in the future, don’t let people know you’re going to be out in the woods looking for signs. That’s like posting on Facebook that you and the whole family will be out of a town for a few days and then being surprised when you arrive home to discover that you have been robbed blind!
If you ever want to be respected or save any self respect you think that you still have left. Listen more to Renae and Cliff. Let them do the planning. They are the only ones with any kind of actual training in research and scientific method. Your so called “knowledge” of Bigfoot is not helping. The best way to find real evidence is to do your best to prove that what you’re looking at is not sign of a Bigfoot.
You could actually spend the whole season in the Pacific Northwest. The show would be amazing. Every season you could actually spend in actual Bigfoot hotspots. The best part is that few people will even know you were their until the show aired. Every other season or so take a break and spend some time in Florida and chase the Skunk Ape. Spend a season in the Himalayans’ looking for the Yeti. But, for the love of god, stop what you’re doing now. You’re embarrassing yourselves. Seriously. You could make this a great show, you just have to stop coming at it like a 15 searching the world for his first real life look at a boobies.
Or, better yet. Pay Survivorman to go out into the Pacific Northwest. If any could find Bigfoot, it would be him. From what I hear, he’s no joke. I wouldn’t be surprised if he comes back with one and video of them sitting around the fire telling stories.