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  1. Did you contact the Park Office/Ranger Station and ask them what it might be?
  2. SWWASAS, your background gives you far superior knowledge in this area than mine. The point I was trying to make though was that the temperatures are not so extremely cold that Sasquatches couldn't survive, so that alone couldn't be the reason if there is in fact movement in winter. Avalanches could explain in mountainous regions why they might choose to move.
  3. I did some research on temperature differences and found that the temperature changes by 3-degrees Farenheit for every 1000 ft difference in elevation. It also changes by 3-degrees for each parallel (latitude) which is about 300 miles. So, being at sea level in the desert at 90 degrees going up a 5000 ft elevation would change the temperature to 75 degrees. So, when you're talking mountain ranges with peaks in the 12-14,000 ft range, the temperature variation rises to 36-42 degrees F between sea level and the peak. Since we're basically assuming that Sasquatch doesn't come all the way down the mountain to sea level and not all mountains hit the 12-14,000 ft height, it would seem it can't be temperature that is driving movement. That drove me to dig into information sources. I'm sharing the table I developed to use in my digging for whatever use anyone cares to derive from it. There is much that stands out as not being an indicator of what 'draws' Sasquatch. It isn't forest cover for example, despite what some theorize. The one and only thing I found that correlates to states with the highest number of sightings is that those are the states where grapes are grown to any significant extent! I don't think that by itself means anything because there aren't lot of sighting reports related to grapes. But there might be something about climate and soil conditions required to grow grapes that does mean something. I haven't dug into that yet. The other thing I noticed is that where there are the highest number of sightings is also where the highest diversity of the most crops are found. Sasquatch Sightings Analysis.xls
  4. Thanks for clarifying FarArcher. Now I sorta understand the tone of your post.
  5. I'm very curious about what your experience has been that leads you to think these attributes are overrated. Can you expound upon this post?
  6. That area you're calling possible shadow is where it becomes impossible to tell what this might be. I can see possibly sticks on the ground (shadowed) or 'toes' off the whatever-it-is. This picture just isn't clear enough to tell. I'm also curious about the white just to the left of the bottom there. Is it sunlight reflection off a tree? Although, if you follow it up, there doesn't seem to be a tree placed correctly for that to be the case. A horse with a white boot? Bear is plausible, but then I'd think we should see more fur on the inside (right) of the leg. I'm really undecided about this one. On another note, I loved watching the bear/drone video. The bear's reactions reminded me so much of domestic animals reacting to something they're unsure about.
  7. Of all the different types of alleged Sasquatch recordings, I find these the most interesting because they're obviously not animal vocalizations. The grunts, howls, clicking, etc. can all be attributed to other natural animals, but the speech ones are in another category. I've heard several from various parts of the country now. If it weren't for the timber of the speech, I'd say it sounds like an Asian dialect with a German inflection. When you hear a little snippet like this, you don't get the whole impact of an extended 'conversation' where you just know it's some sort of speech.
  8. Civility is lacking in more areas than just science! I actually belong to an organization that facilitates civil conversation between people of opposing views and it's amazing what comes out in the course of a dialogue. BUT, it is something that is taught and facilitated, so I wholeheartedly agree that it is something that needs to be taught. I could go on and on about this topic, but I won't. I agree with the points made by MIB and hiflier because it echoes my thoughts. In my experience, people mistake civility for agreement. It is entirely possible that there can be disagreement and civility. Civility is more a matter of how people interact rather than an outcome. And expressing why you think the way you do about a subject can be very enlightening because of the introspection required. Civility also requires a deeper level of listening to the other, which doesn't happen in the usual "I'm right, you're wrong" mindset. I find especially interesting those who have such a compulsion to fix others that they come to the BFF to argue with those who are proponents.
  9. BobbyO, I have a question about the percentages. Do those represent the % of visual sightings that occur in fall or is that the % of total sightings that occur in fall vs. other times of the year?
  10. Well, there is some trending with apple orchards in Michigan according to this map: https://www.orangepippin.com/orchards/united-states/michigan
  11. Ford Focus or Ford Probe? Error on the part of the witness in retelling or on the part of the investigator in typing notes?
  12. I don't think that's it hiflier. When you blow it up, you can see that there's hair/fur of varying lengths. What I can't tell from looking at the picture off a monitor is what's at the bottom of the 'foot'. The camera is definitely focused toward the trees and the subject of discussion is much closer.
  13. It would be interesting to see the comparison with New England states. People looking at the trees with fall color change? Or just the leaves falling so visibility is better? Many people closing up cabins and summer homes before heading south for the winter? Sasquatch following the migration of birds heading south? Sasquatch moving down out of the Porcupine Mountains/Canada for the winter? Apples ripening? Just some questions that the observation raises...
  14. Is there any way you can go back through the friend chain and get a copy of the actual picture?
  15. I don't think we can compare the diet of a gorilla with that of Sasquatch. The gorillas are all eating the same vegetation, sort of a restricted diet if we compared it to humans. Pound for pound, small game provides pretty high caloric value. Sasquatch could be eating squirrels, possums, rabbits, birds, fish etc. to supplement the occasional deer that they're able to take down. In winter, bears would be easy pickings along with anything else that hibernates. With the variety of different foods Sasquatch allegedly eats, I'm not sure we'd notice. Plus anything Sasquatch eats, we'd likely attribute it to other carnivores. Or in the case of crops, whatever other natural animal eats that particular crop. I think if your speculation is correct about how much they need to eat, the bigger question is why aren't we finding the scat that would have to go with it? Whether it's an animal or hominid, by the laws of nature, it has to go somewhere and we should be finding a lot more scat.