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    Default Re: Bigfoot and Cryptids: Scott Carpenter is Changing the Game

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    We could speculate on who this is, but it would be only speculation at this point, speculation that I welcome.
    I found a speculation intruding as I read, so here goes....

    I've long sung the praises of Doris Lessing's Canopus in Argos series of books. Although they are but novels I always suspected she had some true handle on a more accurate history of the Earth than we are currently presented with.
    Two or more alien races running long term experiments on the planet. Species introduced and monitored over long periods, some made it, some didn't.

    As I read the post above I found myself speculating that the aliens may be introducing the next model to the planet. Long periods of acclimatisation, and if we (humans) have managed to destroy our own way of life, then the next humanoid has to be equipped for survival at the most basic of levels.

    Imagine the economic collapse is beyoned return. 99% of us wouldn't make it past a few years at best, or a full-blown war making large areas uninhabitable for 50 plus years. The only survivors in such a scenario are those capable of living deep bush.

    They're bigger, stronger, and most assuredly more naturally open in a psychic way to the world around them. Then again, most of the early species introduced were more aware than we are today, that was a major theme in the books, that the introduced species tended to lose something merely by being on this planet.

    Probably not the speculation you were expecting but it is what arose in my mind.

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    Default Re: Bigfoot and Cryptids: Scott Carpenter is Changing the Game

    A very interesting account on dogman from some ancient historians including Ctesias and Herodotis. An account of Marco Polo's writings concerning dogman at 11:00 in.
    This video also has quite a bit of information on various notable Christian scholars and saints mentioning and writing of dogman.


    Stories of purported dog-headed men go back well into history. Mostly referred to as the Cynocephali, which derives from the ancient Greek words “cyno,” meaning dog, and “cephaly,” meaning a disease of the head, these were typically described as essentially humans with the head of a dog, and they feature heavily in stories going across cultures throughout the world, from ancient Egypt, to ancient Greece, to medieval Europe and Africa, as well as in Christian mythology.

    In around 400 BC, the Greek physician Ctesias wrote an intriguing and detailed account of the Cynocephali of the mountains of India, which was at the time known as Indica. In his account he describes a tribe of people with the heads of dogs, who used a series of barks and snarls to communicate, although they could understand the language of humans, and who subsisted on raw meat. They were said to have teeth that were longer than those of dog’s, as well as nails that were long, curved and rounded. The tribe is reported to have lived by hunting, roasting their kills in the sun, as well as raising flocks of sheep and goats. They are also told of being fond of the fruit of the Siptakhora, and were known to cultivate this fruit for the purposes of trading it for bread, flour, and cotton, as well as swords, spears, bows and arrows. Ctesias also gave more details on this strange race thus:
    They do not live in houses, but in caves. They set out for the chase with bows and spears, and as they are very swift of foot, they pursue and soon overtake their quarry. The women have a bath once a month, the men do not have a bath at all, but only wash their hands. They anoint themselves three times a month with oil made from milk and wipe themselves with skins. The clothes of men and women alike are not skins with the hair on, but skins tanned and very fine. The richest wear linen clothes, but they are few in number. They have no beds, but sleep on leaves or grass. He who possesses the greatest number of sheep is considered the richest, and so in regard to their other possessions. All, both men and women, have tails above their hips, like dogs, but longer and more hairy. They are just, and live longer than any other men, 170, sometimes 200 years.
    Indeed, at the time India was said to be one of the main habitats of the Cynocephali, and the Greek explorer Megasthenes also told of encountering a race of dog-headed humans here, who wore animal skins, lived in the mountains, and led a life of hunting, speaking with each other through barks and growls. The philosopher Claudius Aelianus wrote of the dog-headed men of India as a peaceful people who ate sun-dried animal flesh and also raised various livestock such as sheep and goats. When Alexander the Great invaded India in the 4th century BC, he too claimed in letters to his teacher, Aristotle, that he had encountered the dog-headed men. Alexander the Great even claimed to have captured several of the creatures in battle, which he said were fierce and vicious, barking and snarling beasts. The Greek historian Herodotus also wrote much on the existence of such creatures, which he claimed ancient Libyans believed inhabited the lands east of their own. He would say of them:
    For the eastern side of Libya, where the wanderers dwell, is low and sandy, as far as the river Triton; but westward of that the land of the husbandmen is very hilly, and abounds with forests and wild beasts… Here too are the dog-faced creatures, and the creatures without heads, whom the Libyans declare to have their eyes in their breasts.
    Indeed over the centuries many conquerers, missionaries, and adventurers reported coming across these bizarre, somewhat savage creatures. In later times, Roman author, naturalist and philosopher Pliny the Elder listed them amongst various other mysterious types of human, called “the monstrous races,” ranging from cannibals to more surreal humans with no heads, in his work Natural History. They were described as having long claws and chasing down prey.
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