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  1. Man, Yuchi, that was tough to read. I went back through the thread and did not see the original story from 14 months ago, but your recap here seems sufficient. What a waste. What's done is done, but the whole notion of trying to collect a "specimen" is full of ugly realities. It seems clear the "sniper" was not up to the job, and the recovery process was not all that it should have been. I'm not trying to point fingers so much as to acknowledge that was just an ugly, ugly event. As a hunter myself, I sense that risks were taken that needn't be. Another way to put it is that I'd expect more respect is typically given trying to take a trophy whitetail. As I said, just a waste. When I began my investigation into this phenomenon some four plus years ago, I'm certain that I leaned toward the pro-kill line of thinking. With all the study I've done and my own interactions now (no sighting), I am decidedly in the no-kill camp. To know that this creature--and its mates--suffered unnecessarily just saddens me. Not intended as a flame--as I said, what's done is done. I just think your story should be a message to all wanna-be "collectors" that their chance for success is extremely low. While their chance for getting someone killed is extremely high. But thanks for bravely putting your account out there. I hope others do see it for what it is--a cautionary tale.
  2. Hey Joe, I wanted to send a quick note to say that I started your book this weekend and am thoroughly enjoying it. Your passion for the subject matter really shines through, and though I'm only a few chapters in, I find your stories (and story telling) really quite engaging. Well done! And nice interview, too. I'm sending you a PM with some other questions. Thanks for writing this book! GK
  3. Well damn! Good thing you had TP handy
  4. ^Am I following you correctly: are you saying "something" raided your "privvy" area for TP? Sounds more like human behavior, but who knows?
  5. ^Neighbors just subtly suggesting you keep it down so they could sleep? I keed. Very interesting account.
  6. Interesting thread and new information about turkey behavior. I did not realize they made these sounds, either. Still, I would guess the sound is really more of a loud "cluck" than a true "knock" sound. And as the poster writes, he observed the bird making the sounds in succession. But yes, I imagine there are lots and lots of natural "knock" sounds made outdoors that have nothing to do with our big friends (as SWWAS suggests, above). I experienced my first "knock" while camping in the Sierras this summer (I awoke to hear the second of two; my brother who was awake heard both knocks coming from the ridge about our campsite). Its sheer volume and resonance alone suggested no human (or bird) was capable of such a sound. Really a cool event!
  7. So, did he use a shotgun as he first reported (would either have been a slug or buckshot--definitely not birdshot; no idea of the regs in that area), or a rifle as noted in his follow up? Big difference, and it diminishes a bit of credibility in my eyes. What I found particularly interesting was the timely "interference" by the pack of coyotes that originally distracted the hunter. Perhaps a note for the paranormal thread, but many believe BG may be capable of "remote viewing" via other species, particularly coyotes. Don't shoot the messenger! (that'd be me ) But yes, a very interesting report. I cannot imagine following a wounded BF in the woods. Big stones...
  8. ^Agree--that is an uncommon description. More and more I'm reading that there are 4 to 6 "types" of BF (and even dogmen), so who knows?
  9. I blasted through all five segments in one sitting last night (each segment just 24 minutes long). The series is well titled; it's as much (if not more) about the searchers than the undocumented species itself. Overall, there is virtually no new ground covered here. For the enthusiast who visits this site often, it will seem old hat. However, what it did do was provide scope to just how big the craze has become. Bigfoot is big business, no doubt. What with all the conferences, camp outs, t-shirts and coffee mugs being sold. Everyone is trying to turn a buck from their interest in the pursuit (at least, that's how it came across to me), though it did capture people's genuine interest in the mystery. People simply can't get enough of this stuff! There were many nice interviews from researchers like Derek Randles and Cliff Barackman. While I personally would not yet call Bigfooting "mainstream"as the show professes (how many of us can comfortably talk about our interest in mixed company without fear of being shunned?), the awareness of the phenomenon is certainly escalating at a rapid rate. So yes, it was a nice snapshot of Bigfootery in 2016/17. But it was all very surface level, with little in the way of first-person accounts or a deeper dive into the phenomenon. It touches on "glowing red eyes" without searching for explanation. It touches on historical/biblical implications (could BF have been the original "Cain?"), and references the "woo" movement that BF may be more associated with the Greys and aliens than anything (though most people prefer flesh-and-blood simplicity). Really, I was quite impressed with the effort overall. I mean, just tracking down the half-dozen researchers alone was a ton of work. As someone who works in the creative/marketing field, I know this was someone's baby for a good year or so. Still, it left me wanting more. I got a chuckle at their show's conclusion about the bigfoot mystery overall: "Where there's smoke, there's fire." Indeed. Sasquatch and Ebert give it only one thumb's up.
  10. Thanks for the heads up. It will be good to put my Amazon Prime membership to use for something truly worthwhile!
  11. Randy, you wrote, "The tree that served as a marker for the location had moved, and the bank of the cliff right above where the cairn was had collapsed." Moved how? Uprooted and replanted, or simply the appearance of it having moved due to the collapse of the bank you mention? If the former, what would be quite noteworthy. Either way, your whole description of the well-ordered cairn is noteworthy. And yes, I would imagine you were under surveillance for sure. Great stuff.
  12. Cool stuff. We know BF does it, and this provides some clues as to how they might achieve it with something (to them) as a growl that just keeps going lower and lower. That was my take, anyway. Of particular interest was that he "feels" the sounds. Interesting. Imagine that chord multiplied by 10 or 20 times and directed right at your spleen. LOL, now that i think of it, wasn't it the movie Dune that used sound as a weapon?
  13. Thank you for that reference. I had not heard about that so just found this story. Is this the same one you refer to? I don't mean to hijack this by any means, by my attached story is in line with some current paranormal stuff I'm reading. I still maintain the big fella is Flesh and Blood. But as this Daniel Boone story and others here are relating, that may not exempt it from being multi-dimensional. Curious stuff! (Daniel Boone story here)
  14. I don't see the issue with the toes. Granted, they are fanned out in a manner that that makes them look unusual (to other casts often found in summer in mud or sand). Here's my speculation/hypothesis, based on zero tracking expertise whatsoever (so take it for what it's worth): Bigfoot makes his living on his (wait for it) feet. Who among us hasn't walked in snow or on ice and wished for a more stable platform? It's the reason snowshoes were invented, after all. Given that all BF ever does is walk around barefoot, it seems to me he would have developed some serious toe muscles to be able to control them to fit the circumstances. So, I doubt these toes are always splayed in the manner showed here. Instead, the BF in questions is walking cautiously on what looks to be a base layer of ice so as not to fall on it's (presumably) ample arse. He's got control of his toes and is using them to his advantage. The argument that just because we can't do it (the Human Prejudice I've mentioned in another thread) holds no water here. Suspecting that every misshapen foot is a hoax is fine, but it's a cop-out in my book. BF has some serious toe skills. That's how I see it.