Saturday, December 17, 2005
Giganto: The Real King Kong
Giganto: The Real King Kong. I watched this show on the History Channel Thursday night.
Here is the official description of the program, "Commissioned from distributor CABLEready and produced by Bosch Media/White Wolf Entertainment, Giganto: The Real King Kong uses modern science/technology to probe the mystery of a giant ape named 'Giganto Pithecus', known to exist between 40,000 and 400,000 years ago - and determine if a present-day descendent still roams the earth."
Which means, it also explores if Bigfoot is real and whether the Giganto Pithecus still is alive today.
Naturally, I am a skeptic. Yet, I have always been torn by the Bigfoot evidence. There is a lot! There are just too many credible witnesses to dismiss it out of hand. Further, the possibility of a small North American ape population which remains shy to humans is not unbelievable.
But, where is the body? Give me a Bigfoot corpse and I will believe...
The show is clever. It constantly uses the term Giganto Pithecus to refer to Bigfoot. And it uses the term Bigfoot sparingly. As such, it shifts the language from Bigfoot (which conjures up images of UFO's, Elvis, and Atlantis to many viewers) to one of a scientific possibililty.
Is Bigfoot real? Produce a body of a Bigfoot and I will agree. Until then, I will leave it as a possibility with the burden of proof on the Bigfoot (Giganto Pithecus) proponents.