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  1. I have seen a couple of reports where a grower reported a sighting, but it was to associates and not officially. I would think that if a grower were to find significant losses from BF eating their crop, they would try to remedy the situation... It is my understanding that those growing areas are very well defended and boobytrapped. Doubt that BF gets very close to them if they can avoid it.
  2. Paulides is going to be on Coast To Coast this coming Sunday night/Monday morning (31 July/1 August). From what they teased, he has a new 411 book coming out.
  3. OK, it lasted for almost 10 minutes and multiple pics were taken. Show them all, at least one has to be decent....right? The one posted might be OK if it can be blown up some.
  4. There was another TR incident where two BF were fighting and the larger one killed the smaller one by doing the same (and then cannibalized it). Copper Mountain incident, if I remember correctly. Again, as Ray cautions, use your Skepticals....
  5. I do believe that the CD has the original issues scanned in, which would include the pics in each issue. However, I have heard some say that the scan is not great and some of the issues are hard to read. I have not seen the CD so I cannot say what the quality of the imagery (text and pics) is. Three out of the four Amazon reviews are positive: http://www.amazon.com/Track-Record-Bigfoot-Encyclopedia/dp/0615321593?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0 Even though the online version is without pictures, I do not recall any follow-up in subsequent issues regarding this incident. It has been some time since I have gone through them, so I may have just forgotten about any follow-up references if they occurred.
  6. I think that I have read all of the issues of the TR online and do not recall Ray mentioning that Mr. Smith, or any of the other witnesses, ever brought the photos in. I think that he would have discussed it the TR if that had occurred. If they had been sent to Ray, I believe he would have published them if given permission. The fact that Ray says that we should view this case with our Skepticals on, is pretty telling in my opinion. This would be a great incident if it happened, however, I think there is plenty to be suspicious about it. By the way, NABS has the complete set on CD for less than $20.00. http://www.nabigfootsearch.com/catalog/item/6180213/7329116.htm Is some of the stuff really, really out there? Yes, but you will get plenty of hours of enjoyment from reading it. Can also be found here online: http://web.archive.org/web/20041011000259/http://www.internationalbigfootsociety.com/html/the_track_record.php
  7. Tracking down one Mr. Ronald (Ronnie) Smith, big game hunter, would be a start on getting to the bottom of this "incident".
  8. They were asking for a few dollars to defray their expenses and Ray was not forthcoming. The witnesses are still in possession of the photos and skin.
  9. Interesting tale, but just that, a tale. At least until the pictures are released.....
  10. Just watched an episode of Tornado Alley on The Weather Channel. This particular show was called Twisted Believers and dealt with paranormal incidents associated with tornadoes. Broken into three segments, it covered ghosts in Alabama, UFOs in Indiana, and Bigfoot in Florida. I was pretty interested in the Bigfoot segment until they introduced the main human subject as Dave Shealy, which lost all credibility at that point. His theory is that Bigfoot will move into tornado damaged areas in order to capitalize on food supplies that are easier to find after the storm due to lack of cover. In short, he visits a tornado ravaged area of Florida and heads into the woods at night in search of Bigfoot. He and his associate wander through the woods, find a footprint (which might be a gator print), take a cast, and call it a night. Not a lot, but then I did not expect much after the first 20 seconds or so. They did refer to him as a Wildlife Researcher.... Oh well....
  11. Yes, FarArcher, that is another theme I have come across in regards to shooting a specimen (and as Branco alluded to). Most folks think they do not have enough gun to bring down one of them, regardless of what they are toting. And there is always that thought there could be more than one of them out there as well.
  12. Plenty of reports where a hunter had one in his sights, but declined to take the shot since it was too human looking. Plenty of reports of shooting one, and either it just walks away unfazed or they follow a blood trail but never find a body. True or not? How do I know, I was not there. But if taken at face value, the opportunity has been there.
  13. I suppose I was not clear on my supposition. The yahoos would invade the woods, however the normal, park attending populace would decrease. That is, the families, campers, day tourists, etc. Pretty much all you would have would be the yahoos, whose numbers would be considerably less than the regular visitors, and some of the braver/foolish ones who are not hunting BF. By the way, I did not say there was a cover-up, just that these might be reasons if there were.
  14. Crow, glad to see that you finally wised up and accepted facts.... There are antidotal stories about Forest Rangers and park personnel being aware of BF in their area, but they do not advertise it. True or not? I have no idea, but there are reports out there. There are also a few about park personnel having their own encounters. A couple of reasons I could see for squelching news of BF would be that they do not want every yahoo out there with a gun and a fifth of Jack Daniels "hunting" for the creature. That would be a the mother of all screw-ups. If it did exist, they are very rare and a hunter might actually bag one. That would reduce the breeding population. On the other hand it is much more likely they would bag each other or some innocent bystander. The other reason would be the fear factor. If it was acknowledged that there were BF in the XYZ National Park, I suspect attendance would drop. Park funding is partially dependent on attendance, especially for the smaller or less popular parks. When word got out that there is an eight foot, 700 pound ape(s) running around free range, a lot of folks will consider visiting other areas. Especially if there a number of unexplained disappearances in the area. Yes, you would have the thrill seekers and foolhardy, but a lot of others would go elsewhere. And with all of the yahoos out there hunting for it, most would consider the area unsafe. Is there a cover-up? No definitive proof I have seen for either position (presuming that BF is real).
  15. At least this one is better than the vast majority of videos. Clear shots, no battery problems, and filming until it moved out of sight. However, for some reason, it just does not feel right to me. Maybe it is because he stops to film and lo and behold, a BF jumps up out of the grass exactly in his view. Perhaps he saw something there earlier but seems kind of fishy to me. Plus, I would like to know why he was just walking and filming. Like Airdale, I cannot rule this out totally, and would like to have more info on it.