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  1. Here is a way to find out what you can see from a fire tower. Volunteers are needed to sit in towers in certain areas of the country.
  2. It proves that careful analysis of videos and photos is needed. There needs to be a certain amount of skepticism on any evidence, but with the amount of money you are talking about zeman, I would hope we are all thinking about that when looking at bigfoot evidence from Youtube. Thanks, Old Dog, for putting this example on here to give people a chance to learn how to evaluate items we find on the internet.
  3. I do believe the numbers are smaller than many people think. You cannot go by the number of sightings if the foraging range is similar to a mountain lion. In my area there is almost continuous forest from northern MN east to Michigan. Someone may report one on a Monday in MN and someone else two weeks later in the UP of Michigan. It could be the same one. Descriptions of color and size would not be a good indicator in identifying the same Sasquatch. Sightings at different times of the day in different lighting would give completely different accounts, especially if the size is an estimate. i.e. a nighttime sighting in the headlights may appear white and the same one might appear more gray when there is still some daylight left. If they are traveling for food, they would not need to leave MN or WI as the deer and small animal populations are abundant all year round. There are over a million deer in MN and I suspect even more in WI. So does that leave weather or mating? If northern Sasquatch travel to warmer climates in the winter months, do the southern Sasquatch travel north to the cooler climates with forests, lakes and swamps that offer a large variety of food choices. This might explain why there are occasional sightings in states where there is very little tree coverage as they are just passing through. I have also sorted John Green's database looking for similarities, but I suspect it's like taking testimony from witnesses to a crime. Everyone sees or remembers details that make it seem like there were multiple crimes instead of one. I do agree that rather than roam the entire US, they have regions that they travel within and may occasionally go out of the region to seek new homes due to forest fires or a reduced food supply.
  4. Looks like the mystery is solved. I think the giveaway for me was seeing the last words in the video asking viewers to "like" the video. I am not a youtube poster, but my understanding is that people make money off of frequent views of their videos. Am I right??
  5. I chose endangered because I feel their habitat is being threatened as we move into their territory and destroy their food source. Some areas may be able to sustain them as long as we protect the forests and wetlands they inhabit.
  6. Interesting statistics. I need to look through that data. There is so much wilderness in St. Louis County that I am surprised there are any sightings at all. It is the largest county in Minnesota at 6,860 sq. miles and has a population of 200,500. It includes the city of Duluth with a population of 86,000, which takes up only 87.4 sq. miles of the county. I am working through the recordings I did over the summer and now finishing up August. I am listening very carefully as that was one of the months you mentioned. I was at the cabin the last 3 days and did record on two of those nights. A lot of the leaves have fallen so there should be less tree noise. Didn't like the Ryder Cup reference? How about home to Nobel prize winner Bob Dylan?? Or Prince?? :-) I was thinking the same thing about WI and the UP. They must travel between the three areas. How can you estimate the number of bf in an area (or state) if there is so much wilderness?
  7. In Minnesota {home of Hazeltine Golf Course and the 2016 Ryder Cup, which I was able to attend. :-)} The cabin is located in St. Louis County about 5 miles south of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
  8. I have noticed that nearly all of my captured audio that could be related has occurred in the spring and fall months. Most are in October even though most of the recordings were done over the late spring and summer months when we were visiting the cabin more frequently (the cabin is actually set up to be used year-round). I think since there are more people at their seasonal cabins during these months that it causes whatever is out there to go deeper into the woods. I don't think they leave the area during the winter as there have been sightings and tracks found during the winter months fairly close to my location. Deer are abundant in the area. I have not tried to leave out food to lure wildlife in. We have two small dogs that we take out late at night so I would prefer not to have predators around. I might try the closed jar of peanut butter sometime this fall. Just for the record, I use two recorders every time I record. I put one on each side of the cabin in the window between the screen and glass. The cabin is located in the Superior National Forest with mostly seasonal occupants within a 4 to 5 mile radius. In late fall when the temperature drops down to below freezing I use external microphones on my recorders to preserve battery life. I do use higher end recorders that are rechargeable, so I am not replacing batteries. I have been using Audacity and listen to every second of my recorders, which I agree is very important. The last year I decided to use a good set of blue tooth headphones so I could move around and do other things while listening. I have kept log books of all of my recordings with the times and suspicious sounds noted for each night and each recorder. I made a test recording to see what the range of the recorders would be if something knocked on a tree or walked through the woods. Wood knocks would need to be pretty close to pick up some that I have captured. I also have a library of animal and bird sounds for comparison. In May of this year i captured two photos of a mountain lion on one of the wildlife cameras I have placed about 15 ft. from the cabin. One of my goals this year was to capture any sounds that would include young as proof they are living in the area full-time.
  9. That did it. You are now crossed off of my guest list for the dinner party. You might have enjoyed it too. I was planning to break out the good china and silver for this one.
  10. I am not convinced by the author's evaluation of evidence in the article, nor am I convinced to purchase his book.
  11. At the 2009 Texas Bigfoot Conference, I told Bindernagel that many US sightings describe a hooded humanlike nose. He seemed surprised. The Canadian artist Robert Bateman, in his conception, went gorillanose. But again: we are relying on witness descriptions, not photographs. Witnesses can get sasquatch right, and details wrong (or enough off to change what the artist does). So Robert Bateman paints Sasquatch. Now that is interesting. I wonder what he used for his subjects. Well, I guess he is a naturalist and painter (as I look at a large print of his hanging on the wall in my den).
  12. The different types across the US would explain why the descriptions from people who have sightings don't match what people think a Sasquatch should look like. I think a lot of people think of the Pacific NW type and dismiss sightings in other parts of the country because what they are describing doesn't look like Patty. I have read books that say just that. This thread is showing that not all Sasquatch look alike - or act alike.
  13. Based on some of the comments made by those who have seen a sasquatch, I did a sketch to see if it resembles what they saw. Let me know if this is getting close.
  14. As you pointed out, there are those outliers that do not fall within the normal curve. Although most reports may say there was no aggressive behavior or merely bluff charging, maybe the majority of those who encountered a bf that was not behaving in a way we consider "normal" did not survive their encounter. How are we to know how many of those encounters there were?
  15. Was this report discussed? If so, I apologize for being repetitive. It was reported by a USFS employee in 2014. If it is a true account, it would offer some proof that not all USFS employees are afraid of losing their jobs by reporting incidents.