My Lowdown on Bigfoot

22 Aug


I have known about Bigfoot for the longest time since picking up my very first book on the paranormal when I was just a kid browsing through the library. I have to admit that I was not particularly fascinated with the notion of an elusive giant primate as compared to other topics like UFOs, ghostly hauntings and so forth. Since meeting Rinpoche more than 10 years ago, Bigfoot has been a consistent topic of interest and in the process I had learnt a great deal about these creatures and I must admit that the various accounts and explanations does paint a rather compelling and mysterious image of these creatures.

Bigfoot or Sasquatch refers to the mythological simian, ape, or hominid-like creature that is said to inhabit the forested wilderness of the Pacific Northwest of America, the vast expense of the Euro-asian continent and other specific locations around the world. The other term for these bipedal creatures is Sasquatch and this is an anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem (Native American) word sásq’ets.


Fouke Mayor Terry Lee compares a plaster cast of a possible Bigfoot print with his foot.

Due to a lack of physical evidence, scientists deny the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax. The lack of physical evidence and the large numbers of creatures that would be necessary to maintain a breeding population is another reason why the scientific community does not accept bigfoot as a living animal. However, consistent number of sightings sustain a small community of self-professed investigators. Unfortunately, most reports of sightings are attributed to misidentified animals, particularly of black bears.


A still shot of the running Bigfoot in the 1967 Patterson-Gimlin film.

The current body of evidence consists of  photographs, plaster casts of Bigfoot footprints along with audio and video footages. Perhaps, the most compelling evidence lies in the 1967 Patterson-Gimlin video footage of what looks like a running Bigfoot. Various experts who examined the film had concluded that the film is authentic and that it could not have been a human being in a bigfoot suit in the video. Experts say that due the proportion, the gait, the height of the creature and the speed in which the creature walked revealed that it is not man or any known ape. The investigation being done is state of the art and is done by various leading experts in their own field. The same sort of investigation has been done on various evidence that reveal a treasure of compelling evidence that support the belief of the existence of bigfoot.


On June 28th, 2014, a man in Virginia captured this image of what he claims is a dark-colored Bigfoot walking away.

According to Rinpoche, the Tibetans and American natives have long respected and considered the Bigfoot or Migyur (Tibetan) to be an accepted living creature. In fact, Rinpoche’s previous lives (as told to us by his lama) were said to have bigfoot attendants bringing supplies and communication with other lamas during long periods of retreat in various caves. This probably might explain Rinpoche’s lifelong fascination with bigfoot in this lifetime. Rinpoche did also say that bigfoot is psychic in the similar manner as how some dogs are psychic (they can perceive supernatural beings, are very attune to the feelings of their owners and other behaviour that shows they know beyond what is known to our ordinary perception) as well. This might also explain why they are able to evade mankind for so long despite modern technology.


An artist’s impression of the Orang Pendek of the Indonesian isles.

Last of all, it is interesting to note that the folk legends of  Malaysia and the neighbouring Indonesian isles talk of the ‘Orang Pendek’. These are the miniature bigfoot-like creatures (they are 30″ to 60″) that walk erect like human beings but are covered in fur. There are a number of modern day sightings of these Orang Pendeks but no conclusive evidence of their existence as yet. There are more undisputed evidence and sightings of bigfoot than there are of the Orang Pendek but not conclusive enough in the eyes of the scientific community.

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4 Responses to “My Lowdown on Bigfoot”

  1. Lew August 24, 2016 at 1:27 am #

    Dear Pastor David,

    I would agree with you that my “paranormal interest level” of bigfoot is not high as others like the UFO. LOL, but over time, with Rinpoche’s “persistent” on the topic, my curiosity has increased and lead me to more research. In one of Rinpoche’s blog posts (, bigfoot are even mentioned in scriptures.

    I am always fascinated by how bigfoot can stay “hidden” for so many years. My theory is that they have special cloaking power to stay hidden, and they probably have special ability to detect other spies around so that they can hide.

    It would be SUPER NEAT if one day we can team up and go hunting for Orang Pendek in Malaysia. I heard there were reports of such beings in the northern parts of Malaysia. Or may be the yeti had previous agreements with Rinpoche and they ended up in Kechara Forest Retreat. That would be SUPER cool!

  2. Wei Theng August 24, 2016 at 2:23 am #

    Thank you for Pastor David for sharing this interesting article on Bigfoot.

    I also get to know more about bigfoot and getting more interested in bigfoot from Rinpoche’s sharing. I find it very interesting to know that in the pass, bigfoot/yeti are used to be messengers that help lamas who are doing retreats in remote areas to communicate or sending items.

    Would love to read more about yeti and hopefully can see it too! Would be cool to meditate or doing retreat in a cave or even in Kechara Forest Retreat and have the support of the yeti. 🙂

  3. Jace Chong August 24, 2016 at 2:30 am #

    Thanks Pastor David for the article on this interesting topic.

    As part of the research team of The Paranormal Zone, there was a topic on Big Foot in Malaysia. We went to some native villages to ask around, there were actually many sightings in Southern Peninsular Malaysia even the Big Foot research team from US came here many years ago.

    There’s one interesting story but not verified as it’s told by a native villager and nobody else. He told us when he was young, the dad used to bring him to the jungle to see Orang Tua (old man). The term to see him was you cannot wear any clothes same as the Old Man. He said he met the Old Man a few times, he was very tall and hairy, there’s like a pouch at the Old Man’s back which he can carry things with it. The Old Man can heal any sicknesses but only sincere people can meet him.

    There was once this native villager brought a team of TV crews to the jungle naked, wanted to film the Old Man. The Old Man appeared, but all the crews were shocked and ran away and left their filming equipments in the jungle. The Old Man was really upset with this, not because the crews ran away, but because the crews were unprepared and they ran like this might hurt them if they fell down or banged any trees, the Old Man was worried about their safety.

    Since then the Old Man never want to see anyone again and the native villager said nobody ever seen the Old Man after that.

    I am not sure how true is it, but I definitely believe there are some creatures on this earth who never want modern human to know 🙂

  4. KarenC August 24, 2016 at 11:31 pm #

    I also have to admit that I was not particularly fascinated with Bigfoot related subject before I met Rinpoche. I’m more geared towards paranormal subjects like spirits, devils, UFO and other supernatural related, compare to Bigfoot. However when I heard Bigfoot was the messengers for Rinpoche in one of Rinpoche’s previous life, I was totally in awe and started to read more about Bigfoot or Mingyur . I read before in Himalayan area, there are yeti’s altar whereby the locals would pray to it for good luck and protection as some believe Yeti as one of a powerful guardian.

    Thank you Pastor for always writing nice and informative articles to inspire others. Please keep it up 🙂

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