• Announcements

    • masterbarber

      Help Support the BFF   09/08/2016

      Help Support the BFF by purchasing a premium membership. Premium members are directly supporting our forum and our ability to keep it up and running. Without this vital resource and our all volunteer staff, we would not be able to sustain a web presence. The annual access fee allows us to maintain server space, renew software subscriptions, purchase new apps that benefit our members or ease efforts for staff and so forth.   The cost is $20.00 (US) per year- per membership, about $1.66 per month. In the future, an alternative may be a members only forum, as a way to continue the forum's funding source. I'm sure most of us would prefer that not be the case. If you are currently enjoying the content you read here then I urge you to Thank the Premium Members and to consider joining in support of the BFF. It's the only way we will continue to provide the current level of content access.    Please follow the below link for all the details: http://bigfootforums.com/index.php?/topic/30015-important-news-premium-access-memberships-are-now-available/   Best Regards, masterbarber Director, BFF

VAfooter

Administrators
  • Content count

    2,331
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

234 Outstanding!

About VAfooter

  • Rank
    Yeti
  • Birthday 12/31/1957

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    All sorts of things!

Contact Methods

  • Have you ever had an encounter with a sasquatch-like creature?
    No

Recent Profile Visitors

2,979 profile views
  1. Have any before/after pics?
  2. norse, FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed) is a passive system, and does not emit, only senses heat generated by objects. It is also known as thermal imaging. You can get thermal scopes on Amazon starting at around $1000, but most start out at $2000 and head up from there. I have never used one as they are still way out of my price range for the time being, and cannot attest to the quality of these "cheaper" systems. For example, this one has a 1400 yard range and lists at $3500: https://www.amazon.com/Pulsar-Apex-XD50A-Thermal-Riflescope/dp/B00P45CJRS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473983187&sr=8-1&keywords=thermal+image+scopes MIB beat to this while I was working on this post...
  3. Anecdotal story here, take it for what it is worth... A researcher once told me of an incident where the witness was having nightly, or at least very regular, visits from Bigfoot (unsure if it was one or multiple creatures). The witness decided that they wanted to get a better look at the visitor(s). One night they stayed out on their deck to wait. They had some kind of IR scope/vision equipment and an illuminator. Sure enough, eventually the visitor arrived and was making their way across the back of the yard near the tree line if I remember correctly. The witness waited a bit and then turned on the emitter to light it up. As soon as they switched on the light, the Bigfoot stopped, looked directly at the witness, and then vacated the area very quickly. Does this prove anything, no. But it might possibly indicate that BF does have at least some sort of basic IR vision. I will admit that something else could have spooked the subject at that precise instant, but this is certainly something that warrants further study in my opinion. It would explain why game cams fail (along with probably a number of other factors) to get decent shots. After staking out a new game cam for a while, they should quickly learn that an IR light comes on whenever something moves in front of it. Therefore, do not walk into that area.
  4. Merged the two threads on this topic and deleted what was basically a duplicate post by Airdale.
  5. Pretty sure that is not a bear. I doubt that a bear can pick up leaves (as opposed to "raking" them) and put them on something as it looks like is being done on this video (maybe they can and I am just not knowledgible...). So what are the other options ? Hoax, primate video from someplace else (yes, a hoax as well) being passed off as trail cam footage, or maybe the real thing. Better than most of what you see these days, but sadly, still inconclusive.
  6. Sad story. Here is the latest from May on it. http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2016/05/adirondacks_visitors_asked_to_look_for_signs_of_hunter_82_missing_since_november.html Guessing he might have fallen in one of the marshes or ponds, since no trace was ever found.
  7. Been a pretty normal summer here in VA weather-wise, as far as I can tell. However, for some reason, bears are much more active this year than they have been in the past. I think Shenandoah National Park has been partially closed twice due to bear sightings. Did not see it, but one came through during the night about a month ago and tore up a couple of our bird feeders. Neighbors saw one cross the road about a half mile down the road from us a couple of weeks ago. While this has nothing to do with Bigfoot, there is something going on somewhat out of the ordinary that has the bears on the move. I have not heard of any increase in Bigfoot sightings around here, but then I am not plugged into any networks where I would get "inside" information like that.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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....
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. Tracking down one Mr. Ronald (Ronnie) Smith, big game hunter, would be a start on getting to the bottom of this "incident".
  15. 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.