Not a real Sasquatch.There's just so little magic left in the world, ya know? So when the world's most famous, intelligent, and reputable ape scientist Jane Goodall says even she doesn't dismiss the existence of Bigfoot, now that's a thing called hope. And it means a whole lot more than the lead researcher from Finding Bigfoot on Animal Planet saying it (whooo borderline unhinging going on there). This is not exactly anything that Goodall hasn't said before, but reporters keep asking her about Sasquatch because even they need good news once in a while too, especially in light of the blow that many believers got this summer when a guy in a Bigfoot suit got hit by a car and died. That was definitely not good for the cause.
But now, Goodall is speaking out again. When pressed on it. When all she really wanted to do was raise awareness for her endangered monkeys who we know without a doubt are real. But still.
"I'm not going to flat-out deny its existence," Goodall said during an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post. "I'm fascinated and would actually love them to exist."
Bam. To me, that's as good as Goodall saying, "Bigfoot is definitely real and I plan to study them one day." Of course, like any scientist worth her salt, she has to throw in the necessary bit about the lack of physical evidence blah-de-blah. Where are the bones, where are the bodies? Yes yes we might not have found bones (though the guy from Finding Bigfoot will explain that's because Sasquatches are like elephants and bury their dead, or eat them, or ...), but there might have been a hair found recently! A hair not known to come from any other living thing known to this world! And what about the three Yeti sightings in Siberia in the span of one week!
All this and now Jane Goodall. I have a good feeling about this. This is going to be Bigfoot's year.
Do you believe in Bigfoot? Does Jane Goodall sway you at all?
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