Monday, March 16, 2009

Does bigfoot exist?

The other night I caught an episode of MonsterQuest on the History channel. The show, in case you're unfamiliar, uses modern day technology to investigate urban legends. Bigfoot was the topic of the hour, and while normally I'm not a fan of shows like this, which is actually pretty ironic considering I love things of an unexplained, supernatural nature; I was intrigued and consequently kept watching.

Throughout the course of the show a couple of thoughts came to mind. First of all, if things like Bigfoot exist, would the government ever let us find out about said existence? Whether we want to admit it or not, the government is usually in the know about, well let's face it, everything, and I'm thinking (for a variety of reasons) they wouldn't be too keen on the idea of the general public knowing too.

Another thought (quickly following the first) was, would I really want to know? For example, I'm totally fascinated by vampires (obviously), but would I really want to know they exist? I mean I already have a hard enough time walking into a completely dark room, I'm sure with this kind of knowledge I'd never be able to do so ever again.

Think about it, if you found out what you previously thought to be make believe, was actually a reality, would you be able to sleep at night? Would you be able to walk to your car in the dark without constantly looking over your shoulder? Would you ever be able to turn off the lights again? Do you really want to know if the monsters of myth and legend were in fact, under your nose all along?

When I was younger, I would've said yes without a moments hesitation. However the older I get the more I realize ignorance really can be bliss, and so now I'm not so sure. What I am sure of is this, you cannot unlearn something.

Just something to think about . . . . .


Todd & Alisa Wren said...

Um...I am not too sure about that one. I guess not. I mean, I worry about enough stuff as it is without having to worry about goblins and aliens and bigfoots coming after me. Vampires would be cool. I always thought it wuld be cool to be one, but seriously? Would you really want to be one? Once you really think about it, you strat to second guess yourself, you know. Anyways, later, love.

Anonymous said...

In the words of Homer Simpson....If you learn something new you'll forget something you already knew. In his case he learned to make wine so he forgot how to drive. My suggestion is that if you learn that bigfoot and vampires are real, then learn to make wine and soon you'll forget about bigfoot and vampires.

Anonymous said...

I don't think I'd want to know for one I too would be more scared of the dark but also all these great vampire books and other fantasy books we read wouldn't be as exciting to read. It's the not knowing that is exciting!

Luke & Erica said...

I here you girlfriend. Why do you think I don't like to watch scary movies. Like zombie flick that start with a mutated rabies virus passed from dogs or monkeys to humans. Lucas thinks I am crazy, but that could totally happen. I am brought back to Uncle Paul and his job in Nevada. He could never tell us what he did, we only knew he worked there and for the government and had to be cleared for retirement. Do you think they did the whole men in black memory eraser?

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