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Scientist says most Bigfoot sightings boil down to this simple explanation

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Over the centuries a mystery big foot It has captured the imagination of people across North America, but one data analyst now says there may be a simple formula to explain the sightings.

In a new preprint study published online at bioRxiv, data analyst Floe Foxon writes that many sightings of the elusive Sasquatch-like figure are likely. Actually a black bear walk on its hind legs.

Research is poetically “If there is, is it a bear?suggests that higher black bear populations tend to lead to more Bigfoot sightings in Canada and the United States.

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“Since Sasquatch sightings were statistically significantly associated with bear populations, we would expect, on average, one ‘sighting’ for every 900 bears. Based on statistical considerations, it is likely that many animals that appear to be Sasquatch are actually known forms that have been misidentified,” he wrote Foxon.

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Looking at existing Sasquatch sighting data across North America, Foxon ran statistical tests on each state and each state’s bear population, adjusting for land area and human population, to come to his conclusions. .

Maps produced to support his findings show overlapping black bear populations and Bigfoot sightings, especially on the West Coast.

Sasquatch reports for the United States and Canada, choropleth maps of Asian black bear (Ursus americanus) populations, and human populations.

Flo Foxson

But Florida and Texas seem to have reported more sightings of Sasquatch, despite low black bear populations, and in those cases, Floxon said, people were more likely to see other animals and possibly He explains that it is highly likely that he has found another human being.

“Usually when people say they’ve seen something like Bigfoot they don’t lie about what they think they see‘, he told The Telegraph. “But that doesn’t mean they’re not wrong.”

And while Foxson offered a reasonable explanation for the Bigfoot sighting, there’s another mythical monster folklore he can’t quite explain.

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Also, in another preprint paper published online at bioRxiv, Foxon again uses mathematics to The Loch Ness Monster Probably Isn’t an Eelas many have hypothesized over the years.

He told The Telegraph that the odds of finding a three-foot eel in a lake are 1 in 50,000, so finding an animal close enough to be considered Nessie’s size would be essentially zero.

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Foxon told The Telegraph, although it’s “very unlikely” to find any. It is arrogant to say that there is no possibility

Foxson’s theory wouldn’t stop people from continuing attempts to prove the existence of Bigfoot. For decades, aficionados have sought out this legendary beast. Desire to capture sensitive photos and video footage.

And while North Americans have become increasingly concerned with the existence of beasts over the years, Canadian legends are rooted in the history of Indigenous peoples, who view mythical creatures as sacred. .

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each tribes have their own beliefsTo the Sts’alies of the West Coast, the Sasquatch is the protector of their land and should not be interfered with, but the people of Haida see it as a supernatural being to be revered.

To this day, no Canadian wildlife agency acknowledges the existence of sasquatch, and the mythical creature remains a topic of campfire tales and conspiracy theorists.

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