MikeZimmer

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  1. https://www.amazon.ca/Raincoast-Sasquatch-Bigfoot-Evidence-Indian/dp/0888395086 Raincoast Sasquatch: Bigfoot, Sasquatch Evidence from Indian Lore Paperback – Jul 2003 by Robert Alley (Author) With Illustrations by Pat Beaton
  2. One of the most fascinating articles that I have read in a long time. Perhaps all nonsense. My own bias is that it is not all nonsense.
  3. https://www.amazon.ca/Brendan-Voyage-Across-Atlantic-Leather/dp/0717139271 It has been described as the greatest epic voyage in modern Irish history. Tim Severin and his companions built a boat using only techniques and materials available in the sixth-century A.D., when St Brendan was supposed to have sailed to America. The vessel comprised forty-nine ox hides stitched together in a patchwork and stretched over a wooden frame (emphasis added). This leather skin was only a quarter of an inch thick. Yet Severin and his crew sailed Brendan from Brandon Creek in Dingle to Newfoundland, surviving storms and a puncture from pack ice. The Brendan Voyage is Tim Severin's dramatic account of their journey. This new edition of a book already translated into twenty-seven languages introduces a new generation of readers to an enduring classic. Tim Severin didn't prove St Brendan reached America, only that he could have, that it was possible. Brilliantly written, The Brendan Voyage conveys unforgettably the sensation of being in a small, open boat in the vastness of the North Atlantic, visited by inquisitive whales, reaching mist-shrouded landfalls, and receiving a welcome from seafaring folk wherever the crew touched land.
  4. "5 hours on the rough Chehalis Lake logging road, where we went 35 km " Sounds like pretty slow going, averaging 7 Kpm. This one sounds a lot rougher than many BC Forestry Service roads I have been on. Is it maintained by the government, or the logging company?
  5. Norseman, who seems to know elk, says no.
  6. Postscript: Today I got to ask my wife's cousin about moose on Vancouver Island. He grew up on the north end of the island, and has hunted for many decades. He has informed me that at some time in the past (decades), both moose and Roosevelt elk were introduced to Vancouver Island. The elk established a breeding population, the moose did not, so it is unlikely that any moose are still on Vancouver Island or surrounding islands.
  7. The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: How a Stone-Age Comet Changed the Course of World Culture Paperback – June 5, 2006 by Richard Firestone (Author), Allen West (Author), & 1 more 4.5 out of 5 stars 67 customer reviews Across Atlantic Ice: The Origin of America's Clovis Culture Kindle Edition by Dennis J. Stanford (Author), Bruce A. Bradley (Author), Michæl Collins (Foreword), & 2 more 4.4 out of 5 stars 87 customer reviews
  8. In the video, Dr. Bindernagel looks at sonograms (sound spectograms of some type I suppose) and indicates that he does not have the expertise to analyze them. At least that was my understanding. I took it as a request for help from fellow scientists. His phone number is public so someone could phone him and offer assistance. He is John Bindernagel Courtenay, BC. I would think that this stuff involves some sort of Fourier analysis of wave forms, but have not looked into that sort of thing since the 1980s.
  9. I really want to go up there now, after this thread. Family responsibilities keep me tied to shorter trips right now. I went all the way up to San Josef Bay near Cape Scott more than three decades ago around Easter, but have not repeated the journey. Big island, eh? I heard nothing of Grizzlies on the island until recent years. Always there? Dunno. Reports that they are there now seem pretty solid. When I measured distances between islands in the Broughton Archipelago, between the mainland and Vancouver Island, I was surprised to see that there were only a few short hops across the water between islands, less than a couple of miles each, through some admittedly cold and often turbulent water. There was nothing that would stop a swimming Grizzly, Moose, or if reports are true, a Sasquatch. There are apparently no reports of Moose that close to the coast in that region, so they are probably not on the mainland at that point, not in any numbers anyway. I have never read a report of them on Vancouver Island, so I figure that is a pretty low percentage situation. Black bears are another matter; they are all over the place, and I have seen a dozen or more just driving over the years. They come into the small towns pretty often, and we even had one in the greater Victoria area a few years back.
  10. Cadborosaurus - This is Vancouver Island’s Loch Ness monster. And this one is real--over 200 sightings in the last few years. If you see it, you’ll have quite a story to tell after your vacation--when you get back to the office! Cadborosaurus, named after Cadoboro Bay, just the other side of nearby Cattle Point from my house. I used to canoe over there. Could be such a creature, I have only an open mind on that one and no real opinion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadborosaurus
  11. Having worked in a provincial bureaucracy for most of my working life, I agree on this. With respect to Moose on the mainland across from Alert Bay, the odds are low, but the jury is still out. Any sonogram experts in the house?
  12. There is no shortage of black bear anywhere on Vancouver Island or the nearby islands. It is always possible that a bear was recorded, and professional analysis of the sonogram might provide more information. I don't hear the similarity that you do, nor I take it does Dr. Bindernagel. I suspect that he, as a wildlife biologist living pretty close to more than a few acres of bush, is reasonably well acquainted with black bears on Vancouver Island. I also image that the folks on Cormorant Island in Alert Bay are pretty familiar with the sounds of black bears. To me bear seems not so likely.
  13. http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/moose.pdf
  14. Yes, I think that the report from University of Victoria showed that as well. I am going to see if I can find any commercial hunting lodges or outfitters familiar with the mainland coast around the Broughton Archipelago. Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort resort is up there, but they do not advertise hunting. A relative by marriage worked there once. http://nimmobay.com/