Bigfoot (and more) Column: The Right Questions

Source: Dr. John Stamey
Source: Dr. John Stamey

By Dr. John Stamey

The following sentence prompted me to write this short opinion essay. “When you ask the wrong questions, no matter how sound those questions may be, the answers never come.” This comes from Angelia Sheer, and the preview to her upcoming book. The statement made me mad. MAD! At whom? Myself, for not putting my thoughts down that can help us start asking the right questions.

Question 1:

Philosophically (and of course, not literally), I don’t want to hear about another sighting!  People go out all the time looking for Bigfoot, UFOs, and ghosts.  So many times, those seeking Bigfoot and UFOs never do find them. Hasn’t anyone ever considered these entities are intelligent? If they don’t want you to see them, then you won’t. (This thought was well put by Robin McCray in an interview on BigfootAndCompany.com podcast). “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,” might be an appropriate explanation.  We might say that anomalous entities show themselves to those whom they wish to be viewed, and to no others. Why wouldn’t they?

Question 2:

Minimum Viable Population principle — “a lower bound on the population of a species, such that it can survive in the wild” as described by Wikipedia — still holds. It takes about 750 members of a group to perpetuate that group. Honestly, if there were 750 Bigfoot in Francis Marion Forest between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, South Carolina, we would be seeing them all the time. However, we don’t. Why?

Question 3:

Portals seem to answer the question for lack of perpetual sightings and the few sightings. What is a portal? It can be thought of as a doorway to another dimension. We live in M4, which is the X-Y-Z three-dimensional plane plus time. If a portal opens and we can walk into that portal, how could it possibly be safe? We are M4 material. If we go to a higher dimension, our bodies could hardly be suited for such a universe. (Or could it?)  I don’t believe anyone can safely answer that question.

Question 4:

I would like to thank famed remote viewer Joe McMoneagle for directing me to the work of Dr. Ron Bryan, Professor Emeritus of Astrophysics at Texas A&M. I have put a copy of his diagram of parallel universes and multiple dimensions at the end of this article The idea of parallel universes encompasses the idea that we basically can easily  “slip and slide” between universes that are very similar to ours, but with slight differences. Have you ever put your keys down, came back and they were not where you knew you had put them, then miraculously later, they were found where you knew you had put them in the first place? Well, you slipped into a nearby parallel universe where your keys had not been put where you thought they were for a few moments. Experiences like this have happened to all of us. Why doesn’t “science” study this phenomenon?

Question 5:

In a bold statement, I will say that (based on the Ron Bryan Article), that the idea of “going toward the light” upon death from this planet is no more than heading into a wormhole and heading up to a higher dimension. From stories I have been told by people who have lost close relatives, I can extrapolate that these spirits who move to a higher dimension can easily come back down to watch us (or perhaps “watch over us”). So many people tell me stories to corroborate this idea, how could it not be true?

I would surmise this short article might be one of the first in the field of paranormal punditry. Pundit is a noun describing “an expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions about it to the public.” In my short life as a paranormal researcher, I understand that no one can be called an “expert” on the subject of Bigfoot, UFOs, ghost, cryptids, etc.  However, those of us who have researched and explored these subjects for thousands of hours can at least be called “educated enthusiasts.”

Therefore, we can conclude that a Paranormal Pundit might be a phrase describing “an educated enthusiast in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions about it to the public.” What do you think?

For Angelia Sheer’s full article, visit this blog.

Read the McMoneagle (PDF).

Source: Dr. John Stamey
Source: Dr. John Stamey

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Dr. John Stamey is producer of the ScaryCast.com podcast. Dr. John Stamey received his doctorate from NC State University in Raleigh, NC. During his three years in that program, he was also a research associate for the Rhine Research Center in Durham, NC. He’s author of the book is “Bigfoot Explorers” and organizes the annual SC Lizardman Festival, Tennessee Bigfoot Conference, and Charlotte CryptoCon.  Follow Dr. Stamey on Twitter at @realSCLizardman.

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