Is there proof of urban legends?
Bigfoot, Mermaids, and Werewolves
- 6-10 feet tall
- have a terrible odor
- weigh 500 pounds
- males bigger
- more territorial
Many people have become Bigfoot fanatics, and there's even a TV series called Finding Bigfoot that is very popular. The fans will probably tell you that Bigfoot isn't just another creature, like an ape, he's a relative of human, therefore smart enough not to be caught. However, many others will disagree, there is controversy of:
- no corpse evidence
- different sizes and shapes of foot prints
- no DNA evidence
Scientist write off any modern mermaid sighting as the sunlight on the water, a human shaped animal, like a manatee or a dugongs, only seeing a dolphin tail, or tinted waves. Of course there's always the opinion that that sightings are only a hoax, for tourist attention. Other people have claimed to find mermaid corpses on the beach, more frequent after storms, but none of them turn out to be a true mermaid corpse. Fake mummified mermaid corpses have popped up over the years, all falsely fabricated. The most popular is the Fiji (FeeJee) mermaid. Many copies have been made, it consists of a adolescent monkey sewed to the bottom of a fish. A fake realistic documentary was made, and a it was so loved that a TV series followed, even today, mermaids are a large part of our culture.
The word werewolf, might have been made from the latin root wer- meaning man, making werewolf mean man-wolf. The full moon might be linked to werewolves, because of the affects of madness it has on humans and animals. The myth might symbolize the bond between predators and humans.
Werewolves have quite different transformation cycles, some stories suggest different things. One, says that werewolves are forever wolves, another, the most popular, says werewolves only turn on the full moon. Others say the wolves are able to change whenever they want, and lastly, a myth speaks of them turning every night. The myth also has in common, not nearly as popular myths of werecats, werebears, werepanthers, and more. Werewolves were sometimes said to not be humans that could change into wolves, but witches that enchanted wolf pelts to change the wearer into a wolf, to get around faster.