Pondering alternative hypotheses regarding Bigfoot made me think back to the red furred “nephilim”, the aquatic ape hypothesis, Enkidu, the most ancient recorded “gods” and the fact that the earliest depictions of “gods” gave both male and female “deities” beards and shaggy hair, sometimes with horns.
If Enkido’s race are a breed of Bigfoot, which he certainly sounds like, might the ancient Sumerian gods be a Bigfoot species too?
It would explain their large size compared to their subjects, and also explain their long beards and hair irrespective of sex.
The creation myth describing how they made modern human stock would also fir with Bigfoot being such a close relative of modern humans too.
I still feel there is something like this in Earth’s past, and it is a fact that the US government swoops down on some Bigfoot encounters with the full secrecy apparatus.
I am wondering if the aquatic ape hypothesis if true led to a branch of Bigfoot type humanoids going back to the sea, living in it and under it, and developing an advanced technology, before re-emerging as Oannes for example and civilisng the terrestrial hominids they encountered.
Quite a few serious and sensible earlier UFO investigators, or more properly genuine Forteans, inclined eventually to the view that there was an undersea civilisation of great sophisticiation, living in sea floor cities at enormous depth.
Perhaps to Charles Fort’s “X” and “Y” theories we should add “Z” – Oannes the aquatic ape?