Wednesday, December 16, 2009

History of the Blobsquatch; Bigfoot's Blurry Cousin

Blobsquatch is a term Bigfooters use to declare an alleged Bigfoot photo too blurry to determine anything. Yes, we Bigfooters can be skeptical, and often are.

The Blobsquatch has sometimes done more harm than good to Bigfoot research. Many "outsiders" may not know that we scrutinize photos carefully. Every picture is peer reviewed at conferences, forums and symposiums.

So here's a light hearted effort to show we know the differences between a Blobsquatch and a Bigfoot. So I will not be talking about Bigfoot today. Today, we will expose the not-so-real history of the Blobsquatch.

I can only imagine how well the first depictions of sasquatch went over with the rest of the early humans. Its hard enough to render buffalo on a cave wall, but an upright bipedal hominid that is hairier than you?

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random image being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing Jesus Christ in a tortilla or Mother Teresa Muffin. Some would say people see these things because they are disparate to see these things. I would love to see Bigfoot, but I doubt I will ever see him due to Pareidolia.

Here's a more "scientific" take; the subconscious. Freudian fill-in-the-blanks. The Rorschach inkblot test is a psychological test in which subjects' perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation. This could be a source for Blobsquatch.

Finally, below are some great tips to photograph your own Blobsquatch. Believe it or not there can be a real technique to it, and many common aspects to all Blobsquatch photos.

All kidding aside, we know the best evidence of Bigfoot would be to capture one (preferably alive, but that's a debate for another post). Although we would love to have a clean clear photo of Bigfoot, we consider other forms of evidence more significant. These other forms of evidence include, tracks, casts, scat, personal encounters, and even indegenous oral myths. We rely on all of these things, and more, to one day discover and find that elusive beast we know as Bigfoot.


  1. This just made my day!!! :)

  2. I think there is a problem with 'physically' proving the existance of bigfoot, mainly that the phenomenon called bigfoot may have ultraterrestrial origins.

    You left out Bigfoot's other cousin Batsquatch

    And no, its not too early to be drinking!!!

  3. Other blobjects...

  4. Nice link idoubtit! For those not in the know IdoubtIt has one of the best skeptical blogs out there. Its a must for anybody who is intelligent and rational. Go now to

  5. Weird. This posting is popping up on alerts on December 16, 2011.

    I wrote "The Short History of Blobsquatch" on November 25, 2006.

    Ah, it seems like only yesterday. Thank you to your addition to the literature on this important matter.

  6. Thanks Loren! I let the rest of the fans know on the Facebook page. Its fascinating to know that there is a real etymology of the word blobsquatch.

  7. This is great! I'll be sure my photos do not fall under these categories.

  8. If someone enjoys going into the woods; forest, swamp, whatever and searching for a sometimes giant, 7' to 10' tall; or what I believe to be an actual size of one of theses creatures 3' to 6' tall. So What? If it gives them a happiness or renewed faith; So What?


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