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  • Have you ever had an encounter with a sasquatch-like creature?
  1. I'm not saying deer, or squatch, can't see UV, but natural UV at night is fairly sparse, about as sparse as visible light. It can only come from sunlight reflected by the moon, starlight, or artificial sources.
  2. Hmmm.... Seems they pharmacological sophistication of the Neanderthals as described in Clan of the Cave Bear (the book, not the movie) has some truth in it.
  3. I recall something to the effect that she claimed some sort of prurient interaction with Squatch at a habituation site after her article was published.
  4. with regard to the OP, didn't Ketchum suggest that she had some experience with this?
  5. One thing to consider is that body odors and pheromones would be easier to smell without clothing - assuming that the clothing hasn't been worn for a few weeks straight.
  6. It's been over thirty years since I've been to the place in Northern California where I had regular encounters, but that location hasn't changed. No building or other development. I think it is probably still a prime location and plan to return there, assuming I ever get time. The locations in Lemmon Valley, Nevada may no longer qualify. The valley has seen significant development and is very highly, as opposed to sparsely populated, now. The undeveloped areas moving Northeast along the Western side of Pyramid Lake, through the Pah Rum Mountain Cluster, and on into Southern Idaho are probably still used as a travel route. The common theme to these areas is that they would qualify as oases within their broader environment. Lemmon Valley was a seasonal travel route (mid-summer) through arid high desert. This means that areas along the route with easy access to water were stop-over points. Where there was water, there was also food in the form of more succulent vegetation for direct consumption and to support prey animals like deer and jack rabbits. There was also an abundance of "snack food" in these areas like lizards, snakes, cicadas, rodents, and small birds. The human communities around these developed water sources also provided gardens, pets, and other food sources. The family group that used to come through would stay for up to six weeks so long as food was plentiful, apparently staying in the hills just above the community. The spot in Northern California was a high forested plateau bounded by three peaks. Within this high plateau there were about two dozen small lakes, one developed campsite, and two or three hiking or jeep trails. The lakes along the trails were stocked with fish every couple of years and still are. There was a lot of activity there and the family group, again, appeared to hang out one hill away from the campsite and trail with the stocked lakes. We had encounters there from May through September, but those were just the months that we were in the area. The family group may be there year round for all I know. Point is, though, that the high forested plateau provided plenty of water, food, secure areas with multiple easy infiltration and exfiltration routes, hills providing vantage points to observe human activity, and a pleasant summer climate. It was an ideal spot within what is generally considered Squatch habitat. I think that an experienced operative like yourself, FarArcher, could identify potential oases in areas where there is a history of encounters through simple map reconnaissance. That narrows things down considerably.
  7. Some believe that Homo Heidelbergensis could be closely related to bigfoot.
  8. You have to consider human activity cycles as well. If a Squatch knocks a tree over in the forest and no one is there to see it, is there a sighting? The cycles are a combination of human and Squatch variables.
  9. There's no doubt in my mind that the giant Indians and bigfoot are different species. The Mark Twain Museum in Virginia City, Nevada had three partially mummified Si-Te-Cah skeletons in display in the '60s and '70s. Distinctly different. That said, suppose your local law enforcement agency gets notified of a partially exposed skeleton of a very large man in the woods. How are they going to treat it? Most likely a bigfoot skeleton will be treated as an unusually large John Doe. I recall one such report in the paper a couple of decades ago. The article specifically mentioned certain deformities that the coroner wrote off as gigantism. The presumed unfortunate hunter had no belongings to facilitate identification and there were no missing person reports of someone of that stature in the region.
  10. And amidst all this doom and gloom deer are overpopulating and bears, coyotes, wolves, cougars are expanding their ranges, moving back into states where they were once eradicated. Even wolverines and the rare fisher are being spotted again. In the U.S. either the die off folks are wrong or the resurgent animals are wrong. Seems to me that there are always species dying off and there are always species resurging. Nothing to sound an alarm over. I'll put my money on an intelligent, adaptable, mobile hominid to be doing just fine. They don't seem to be constrained by habitat since they are sighted in most types. Clear cut a hill and they move to the next. Then they come back to the clear cut to hunt ungulates feeding on the grass. They're too opportunistic to curl up into a fetal position and wait for the end.
  11. When people start reporting mangy, emaciated bigfoot I'll start to worry about their future. Aside from the occasional individual with an orthopedic injury or an aged bigfoot, reports are generally about healthy, viable members of the species.
  12. Plenty of jurisdictions out there claiming they don't have cougars, in spite of the evidence. And I'm talking the furry kind. There are also a number of reports of bodies or injured bigfoot being policed up by the government. Someone posted a list or chronology a while back. I think it came from the Bigfoot Encounters website.
  13. Does anyone seriously believe that the Government would not try to confiscate a body? If you accept that they exist, then you must accept the probability that the Government is aware of them. And yet, the Government, with the exception of an Army Corps of Engineers publication in the early '70s, has never even acknowledged the possibility of their existence. Why is this? Even the most environmentally friendly administrations have not taken the opportunity to publicly claim the existence of bigfoot as justification for environmental agendas. The general conclusion that I come to from this is that disclosure of the existence of bigfoot has more downside from the Government's perspective than upside.
  14. I don't recall any reports of people becoming ill from being in close proximity to a bigfoot or items that a bigfoot has handled. That said, ticks alone, carrying blood-borne pathogens from a related species would be a risk. The government would do the most expedient thing regarding the disposition of a privately held body. First consideration would be how public the incident has become before they take action. Then, where any laws are in question, you can expect them to argue either side of them, going with the position that best favors them. Perhaps even confiscating the body simply because it might be a biohazard. Also keep the following in mind: Though most encounters with bigfoot are benign, there are reports of aggression, and plenty of wilderness disappearances. Enough that predation upon us cannot be ruled out. Couple this with the probability that the government is not so incompetent that it is oblivious to them, yet chooses not to disclose their existence despite potential predation on humans. This indicates a possible willingness to sacrifice a citizen to maintain the status quo. Should one actually locate a body, one would have to maintain total security and secrecy in extracting, transporting, storing, and studying it until one is prepared to go public. Then one would have to go public suddenly and in a manner that would preclude any attempts by the government to put the genie back in the bottle. By then one should already have a lawyer working proactively on one's defense.