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Unpopular opinion: I believe in Bigfoot, and this is why

Bigfoot, aka Sasquatch, is well-known around the Northwest. Whether or not people actually believe in the famed — perhaps mythological — creature is another matter.

For skeptics, KIRO Nights producer Drew Barth has one question: Have you ever seen a mountain lion?

“I remember my dad told me one thing he heard on (The Michael Medved Show) that has always stuck with me,” Drew said. “He had on some hunter who said ’I don’t believe in Bigfoot at all. I’ve been out in the woods for the past 30 years, I’ve never seen anything like it. I don’t believe it.’ And someone said to him ‘OK, well, have you ever seen a mountain lion?’”

The hunter responded, saying he has never run into a mountain lion.

“Because there are 30,000 mountain lions out in the woods,” Drew said. “If these animals don’t want to be found, they won’t be found. And that has always stuck with me. If you have something that has lived out there for this long and doesn’t want to be found, it’s not going to be found.”

“I stand by this, I believe in Bigfoot,” he said. “I don’t know, maybe I’m just holding out hope. I hope there is Bigfoot … Yeah, I just think there are enough woods out there that we have not gone deep enough.”

The topic spurred a few other characters out of the woods to weigh in, using a range of logic to debate its existence: Board operator Dave, news anchor Frank Shiers, and KIRO Nights host Gee Scott.

Dave says it’s a “no” on whether Bigfoot exists. In fact, he emphatically said, “no way, absolutely not. No way.” A whole species of Sasquatch, however — Dave says maybe.

“I’m not buying Bigfoot, but I’m a guy who actually does think there might be UFOs,” Shiers said. “I think that one I could buy. I’m not entirely convinced that there is no such thing as a ghost. But Bigfoot is just a step too far for me.”

Gee’s logic is a bit … different.

“I do believe in extraterrestrials and all that stuff, and UFOs,” Gee said. “I’m not feeling Bigfoot because here’s the thing about Bigfoot. Bigfoot would show his presence. There’s too many good restaurants in downtown Seattle. He’s gonna come and get some Dick’s.”

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