Myth or Reality, Today\'s Perception on Monsters

Monsters, which are seemingly just myth and fantasy, do have some truths to
their legend. In fact, some creatures may have actually existed and still do
today, even though they should not be percieved as monsters. What if the stories
of a giant "ape-like" creature that have circulated over the globe for centuries
were true? There have been numerous sightings and first-hand accounts of this
creature everywhere in the world, from the United States to the Himalayas. One
of the more famous sightings took place at Bluff Creek in 1967. Roger Patterson
and a friend were horse back riding when they saw a huge hair covered creature.
It began to run away when it noticed the two men, but not before Roger shot some
film of the creature. The creature that was filmed was a female, while you
cannot see in this view, breasts are clearly visable in other frames of the film.
Scientists who have studied the film have said that the estimated stride of the
creature is larger than that of a man. They also say it would have been very
difficult for a man to simulate this larger stride. Footprints were the same
type as typically found at a Bigfoot sighting. A more recent sighting of Bigfoot
took place last year on July 11, in the Wild Creek area in the foothills of
Snoqualmie National Forest.The picture was obtained from the photographer bt
Cliff Crook, the director of Bigfoot Central. The cameraman was out on a hike
when he heard splashing coming from the stream below him. He then found himself
face to face with the creature. Usually after most sightings, footprints of the
usually large creatures can be found. Footprints have been found everywhere
including at these two mentioned sightings. The length of the prints has varied
between 1\' to 2.5\' indicating from scientific study that Bigfoot could be as
tall as nine feet. Also the deep inprint that is left indicates that the
creature could weigh as much as 600 pounds. Researchers at Ohio State University
hope to come within a hair of verifying the existence of Bigfoot. Scientists are
using a new DNA matching process to determine whether there may be more to the
Sasquatch legend than some blurry film footage and a few giant footprints. The
evidence consists of two tufts of hair, each withabout a dozen individual
strands, recovered in Washington State after a recent sighting. "This is the
first time that I\'m aware of that anybody will be able to do any DNA extractions
on Bigfoot," said Frank Poirier, chairman of Anthropology. "I don\'t expect
anything to happen because I\'m pretty sceptical about this. But good science
requires some wild goose chases from time to time." The hair that is being
tested was from creatures reportedly observed at a distance of about 100 feet in
a dence, dark forest. If the Washington hair samples turn out to be from an
unknown primate, it will be compared with hair samples reputed to be from the
ancient Chinese "wildman", a human-like primate that was investigated in Asia.
There is much evidence that to prove that a Sasquatch could be an actual species
of ape, maybe even a decendant of Human beings themselves.
The Loch Ness Monster is one of the most compelling myths in human lore,
and for good reason because some of the scientific fact that lay behind it is
amazing. The vast majority of the Earth\'s oceans and seas are unexplored. Is it
really hard to believe that there are creatures that live so far down or in such
remote areas, that they are rarely, if ever, seen by humans. The Giant Squid was
thought of as a creature of myth and legend until recently, when scientists
found corpses of such a creature. Many of these "sea serpents" descriptions are
similar to creatures that are thought to be extinct. The Coelacanth was thought
to be extinct for 70 million years until it was discovered alive and well in
1938.Loch Ness is located in the North of Scotland and is one of a series of
interlinked lochs which run along the Great Glen. The Great Glen is a
distinctive incision which runs across the country and represents a large
geological fault zone. For many years it has been supposed that there is a large
dinosaur-like "monster" resident in Loch Ness. The evidence for it\'s existence
are a series of sightings of a Plesiosaur-like dinosaur throughout the last 100
years. The case has been occasionally been supported by indistinct