Finding Figfoot: Fact or Fiction
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Finding Bigfoot: Fact or Fiction
Finding Bigfoot is an exciting television show that is played on Animal Planet. It is mostly shown on Sunday nights for the late night "passionate believers of the unknown." It involves a team of four people that go to different areas each week and find witness" that have been in sasquatch related problems. This show claims that they have have real evidence that bigfoot exists but clearly they haven"t got anything to make me believe that the statement is true.
On the T.V. show they have not had any video evidence. They have dramatized reenactments and "blurred" videos but they never seem to have actual video evidence that shows a bigfoot. Photographs have been taken of twisted branches, old tracks left in snow, and anything similar to that thinking that they have evidence that a sasquatch has been there (Ralford). Since they don"t have video or photographic evidence then how do we know it"s real? We don"t, the statistics show.
Some of the stories are so unrealistic that even the cast members think that it didn"t happen, so how do we know any of them are real? Finding bigfoot is designed for the cast members to travel to different places each week and find new stories or witness". When they arrive they listen to the witness" story and see which one is the most realistic After they choose they use various technical gear to pretend to find "evidence". Each episode contains the basic stuff any reality T.V. show uses: silly fast cutting, silly re-creations, silly night vision footage, silly sound effects, and silly head mounted cameras to build excitement for the viewers for almost nothing. On the show Matt Moneymaker states unintentional humorous statements such as: bigfeet like peanut butter, they like to walk on electric power lines, and that bigfeet like to slaughter and eat deer. For some odd reason Matt was upset when the final product came, although he made some of the unrealistic statements himself. Bobo, a cast member, was also upset as well as the others. He stated that " We are getting screwed. The producers have made our work seem very unrealistic. Sorry to all of you squatchers that are bummed". Find Bigfoot"s own cats members were debunking the show right in the review (Moody). This supports my claim because Bobo wants the viewers to watch Finding Bigfoot because it is shocking, suspenseful, and scintillating but he doesn"t want them to watch something fake.
My opponents claim is that there are a lot of witness" and reenactments of stories that have happened in different places. When I watched this show I actually kind of believed what they were doing was real, but later on I figured out that it was all a hoax. by doing this research I have figured out that the producers do so much editing to each piece that it makes it seem very unreal. The cast members think what they are doing is completely real but in fact it"s not. I believe that they are trying to make you believe that it is all the producer"s fault but if it"s unreal from the beginning, then its the entire shows fault.
In my opinion, having a lot of witness" and stories in so many different places basically means that there are a lot of sasquatch in the U.S., but clearly there aren"t because we have no solid evidence that they are real. As my opponents were saying earlier, there are many witness" and reenactments of stories but the reenactments are dramatized and there is a great possibility that it"s not real. Even if we do have evidence, "The important criterion however is not quantity but the quality of it" (Ralford). Having a lot of evidence evidence but poor quality does not add up to be strong evidence. I"m not even going to mention how fake it looks when the cast members use their thermal cameras and video a "sasquatch" when really it looks like a boulder, bear, or even a human. In conclusion from my evidence provided above, bigfoot is not real. Therefore Finding Bigfoot should stop being aired on Animal Planet because if bigfoot is not real, then there is no point to have a group of people go out and try to find something that they are never going to find.
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Ralford, Benjamin. "Bigfoot at 50: Evaluating a Half Century of Bigfoot Evidence." Skeptical Inquirer. March/April 2002: 29-34. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.
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