I have often felt that phrasing sasquatch research in terms of whether one “believes” or not does a great disservice to the quest. Belief is for religion, for concepts that by their very nature cannot be proven scientifically.
I believe in God. I also believe that, by His very nature, God is unprovable by those of us living in the physical universe. We can see evidence of Him in the world around us, but solid proof is simply not possible and would frankly render God meaningless as it would mean that He is somehow on our level.
This however is not the case with sasquatches. I know sasquatches exist. How? I have seen them directly. I have smelled them. I’ve touched their tracks, and dissected their scat. But mostly, I know because I have seen.
People should not believe in sasquatches. Either you don’t know or you do. There is no middle ground. Most people don’t know. Some of you have looked at the evidence and decided that it is probable, but really you don’t yet know. Some of you look at the evidence and feel that they do not exist; however, you too do not know as you cannot actually prove a negative.
Those who have seen them, we know and we want everyone else to be able to know as well, regardless of what you believe.
It is not a religion, it is a quest for knowledge.
Don’t believe, know.