What does Bigfoot have in common with Dark Matter? Well, for one thing they both are extremely hard to spot. Although hard to spot, thousands of people have claimed to experience a Bigfoot sighting all around the world. Even with all the sightings throughout history the existence of Bigfoot is still considered fiction by the most civilizations around today. Yet, Dark Matter only ‘exists’ due to the gravitational effects on visible matter that otherwise would remain inexplainable. Dark Matter is widely accepted. By continuously improving our understanding of how the universe works we may reveal things that we didn’t realize needed revealing. Could the universe hold the secret to the mystery of Bigfoot? Could dark matter be the key that opens the door blocking our way to the answers of the universe? Explore Dark Matter below.
Unlike normal matter, dark matter does not interact with the electromagnetic force. This means it does not absorb, reflect or emit light, making it extremely hard to spot. In fact, researchers have been able to infer the existence of dark matter only from the gravitational effect it seems to have on visible matter. Dark matter seems to outweigh visible matter roughly six to one, making up about 27% of the universe. Here’s a sobering fact: The matter we know and that makes up all stars and galaxies only accounts for 5% of the content of the universe! But what is dark matter? One idea is that it could contain “supersymmetric particles” – hypothesized particles that are partners to those already known in the Standard Model. Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) may provide more direct clues about dark matter.
Many theories say the dark matter particles would be light enough to be produced at the LHC. If they were created at the LHC, they would escape through the detectors unnoticed. However, they would carry away energy and momentum, so physicists could infer their existence from the amount of energy and momentum “missing” after a collision. Dark matter candidates arise frequently in theories that suggest physics beyond the Standard Model, such as supersymmetry and extra dimensions. One theory suggests the existence of a “Hidden Valley”, a parallel world made of dark matter having very little in common with matter we know. If one of these theories proved to be true, it could help scientists gain a better understanding of the composition of our universe and, in particular, how galaxies hold together.
Ron Morehead has been investigating the Bigfoot phenomena for over 4 decades and has come to believe the answers may lay in the further understanding of Quantum Physics.
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