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  1. WAIT. WAIT. Pick me! I'm a legend in my own mind..... coolest of the cool.......does that count?
  2. From that last angle I would have to agree.
  3. Thank you for a very nice post and for clarifying things for me. I understand better now the BFRO's position as well as other folks in the field as well so I do indeed appreciate you taking the time. Of course I am of the opinion that more resources coming to bear in a focused effort to disclose this phenomenon will be much more effective. There are some knowers here who don't care about proof in the public/scientific realm. They are satisfied with their own knowledge of the creature's existence. And even though they see others who have not had the experience, like me, struggle to pry that knowledge out. Other knowers are working to expose the mystery. I am a proponent but I also have my suspicions and doubts about methodology when it comes the apparent pattern of purposely NOT solving the riddle. It's a glaring issue in my book.
  4. Oh good. Then we can be here forever . And they are doing it wrong. And I can say that because there is nothing. Physical evidence gathering has been done for 60+years and where in science has that been enough where this creature is concerned? So for those people that are serious about solving the mystery? They have to realize that something needs to change and why they cannot seem to figure out what that something is? Is beyond me. And I completely disagree that everything that can be done has been done. No, it hasn't. How do I know this? Because I'm composing this post. Sure, maybe most of "us" don't care about this mystery getting solved which to me makes no sense whatsoever. And that's because I don't think it's being truthful. Safe yes, but not truthful.
  5. Everyone is doing their "own expeditions". Fracture city. The way I've always thought about it is this: If this is such a big whoop-tee-doo, upsetting established Human constructs, Turning anthropology on it's ear, shutting down logging, striking fear in the public and all that- PLUS dealing with a creature that no one can seem to flush out of the forest enough to get anything beyond a blobsquatch photo? Then someone's "own expedition" isn't going to cut it. It just isn't. History has proved that. Don't Humans ever learn their lessons? Example: What makes Cliff Barackman any better than anyone else on their "own expedition"? We have members doing that now. Nope. The lesson says it doesn't work. So a little deductive reasoning is all it takes to determine what would. If individual little pockets of individuals doing their "own expeditions" have failed then the opposite method must be true. Big mystery= big team, pooled resources, pooled finances, pooled technology, pooled time, pooled effort. IMHO there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with that approach. In truth it's the ONLY proper approach to even be considering right now, especially since we are coming out of the winter real, real soon. Now would be the time to get that different approach off the ground.
  6. Me too. But it would be interesting to know if there are any plans for them to strike out on their own expedition privately and go for all the marbles
  7. Nothing says, with the money they have made that they cannot go out on their own, the way they want, and with all the equipment that they need. They could even put a pro team together, pay anthropologists, and whatever in order to conduct the "find" in a manner of their choosing. Does anyone know or think that they are doing that? Matt, Cliff, Boboand Renae all out there calling the shots as they see them? I don't think so. So grousing about the format they have to work under doesn't wash. Sure, sounds a bit hardcore on my part but I think it's time to call the kettle black. They have the money, they are involved in the subject, they have the respect (I think) so go do the deed. My guess though is if they do it will never air and if it does the editing will destroy anything solid that they may discover. There are people and groups out there they could support or link up with. I have to wonder what they really want.
  8. A fine idea actually. But I get the sense that the content and format of the show is not only controlled by the TV people if you get my drift. In other words it's not ALLOWED to go beyond entertainment.
  9. Yes, BTW, I think contact would be good. He does seem to be meticulous and thorough in the collection of evidence. He also mentiond an anthropologist as well as a Forestry Service person present during some evidence collection procedures. His questions regarding what would appear to be a strong influence toward holding back results from lab testing seem valid as well judging from what he has sent out and where. And also where it ended up. It makes me wonder how much of that kind of pressure Matt Moneymaker is under as well. It would mean the BFRO isn't organically at fault for what appears to be an organization dragging its feet and holding back info from the public. I've said it before. With so much widespread high tech surveillance then if the creature exists which apparently it does then the case is even stronger for the blacking out of information. It begs the question of what can be done about it? Why wouldn't the anthropology department of the UNM itself submit a FOIA at either the state ofr federal level? Loss of funding? Accreditation? That's my first guess
  10. I agree Norseman. It is worth the risk and I think it safe to say that Yuchi1 thought it was as well or he wouldn't have been out there- in ANY capacity. Evidently though what transpired had a profound effect on him and I can respect that- but he still goes out into the woods and does research looking for bones. So at least he's still out there. There are stories of hunters that after an encounter absolutely WILL NOT go back into the woods. I think what also happened is that the party instinctively knew they had lost their tactical edge and that even in the daytime the element of surprise had shifted in favor of the Sasquatch. And THAT couldn't have been a good feeling within the team. Sure, I may be assuming a bit too much here but then I am a Human after all. And being Human I can imagine the scenario and don't think my sensibilities are that far off when looking at this.
  11. The page means nothing except that the creature has a name. The naming is what the zoo bank does. Zoo bank has nothing to do with proof of existence, taxonomy, or anything else. It's only a naming organization. From this website: http://www.ghosttheory.com/2013/10/23/ketchum-bigfoot-dna-results-accepted-at-zoobank I suggest going to this site and reading the entire article. "From ZooBank: "Currently, ZooBank accomodates the registration of four different kinds of data objects: Nomenclatural Acts: Published usages of scientific names for animals, which represent nomenclatural acts as governed by the ICZN Code of Nomenclature. Most of these acts are ‘original descriptions’ of new scientific names for animals, but other acts may include emendations, lectotypifications, and other acts as governed by the ICZN Code. Publications: Publications that contain Nomenclatural Acts, as defined above. Authors: Anyone who is an author of one or more Publications (as defined above), or who is a contributor to ZooBank content. Type Specimens: Type specimens for scientific names of animals. The registration of Type Specimens is considered provisional and is not yet fully implemented in ZooBank. Dr. Ketchum’s current registry for Homo Sapiens Cognatus falls into the Nomenclature Acts. Bigfoot now has a name. What does that mean? Again, From ZooBank. For each new species-group name, include the original spelling of the specific name (i.e., the species epithet), the original genus in which the new species was placed, information on the type specimen(s) of the new species-group name (Collection acronym and catalog number, if available), type locality (as originally published), and page number on which the description of the new species begins (if available). If the new species-group name is established within a pre-existing genus, then full citation details (including full author names, as above) of the publication in which the genus-group name was originally described are also required (so the genus-group name can be registered itself). This should be referenced in the paper describing the new species, though ideally it should be checked in its original version if possible. As ZooBank increases in content, it is increasingly likely that the genus in question may be registered already. We appreciate any efforts you make to check current content and provide feedback on its accuracy."
  12. Gotta Know, indeed it was hard to read. And Yuchi1 I can tell from your tone in relating the account that you are not all that proud of the way things went down. I can also understand better your soul searching after the fact that brought you into the no-kill camp. You may be different today had you and the team been successful? Just the sense of wonderment and awe of being able to see the creature up close and delivering the body to science would have changed everything although deep down you may have still harbored regrets. Thankfully you seem the type of person that would. Needless to say it was a sad tale. Gotta Know is right on point as is anyone else in saying that there are "ugly realities" in this pursuit. People have said it many times here that so much needs to be in place far ahead of trying to bring one of these creatures in. One being the knowledge that history has showed that Sasquatch can take a bullet and get away even if it dies later. And that's almost too harsh of a thing to say. Tough critter. Very tough critter. It actually makes me wonder how the party got out of that situation alive. I also wonder what the shooter is thinking today. I think such an event would change anyone. It's still unfathomable to me that there is this very large, very strong, bipedal creature out there. Heck of an account, thank you. I plussed you for again having the courage in relating it
  13. Rob Kryder: http://www.kryderexploration.com/ Watching this was interesting. Most of what he said was as if he had read my mind. I have been suspicious of Sykes ever since Mike Ruggs, proprietor of the "Bigfoot Discovery Museum in California told me in an email that Dr. Sykes has still not returned a piece of the large tooth that he had sent to him for DNA analysis. Not returned even after Dr. Meldrum contacted Dr. Sykes for Mr. Ruggs asking for it's return. Also my suspicions of things here in the U.S. which stem from the high level of surveillance capabilities that U.S.agencies here have at their disposal. This video well supported those considerations. In a way it turned the subject into something quite a bit larger and more serious but certainly in keeping with my line of thinking. And I'm not the only one. Somethings simply haven't added up for a couple of years now. BTW, is Mr. Kryder aware of your own studies? I would be curious to know if he is finding the same evidence as what you've been looking at. He may not even be thinking along those lines. DNA from saliva of a fresh bite mark might be something to think about seeing as the creatures seem so active in his research areas. Interesting about the forested area he mentioned being permanently sealed off what....seasonally?
  14. Thank you Branco. Your post is anything but off topic and I appreciate the supporting comments. May I ask you a question that may be a bit sensitive in nature? Might you have an opinion as to why any us of caves has been generally marginalized over the years to the point that the subject is rarely if ever brought up? And when it has been the response in the past was that Sasquatch doesn't use them. The next question then would be, other than the safety of bat colonies, do "mainstream Sasquatch proponents" have an agenda for steering folks away from the thinking about Sasquatch cave use? Thank you again for your input here.
  15. JDL, Thanks, good point. Lots of feedback against this idea but, hey that's why we are here. Sometimes it's good to get this kind of stuff out for consideration by the community. Might be good if the two graphs could be enlarged? If so would it separate out the definition a bit more? A counterpoint might be that Human activity cycles bring the creature around as well. Even with Humans present there will be no sightings without a Sasquatch- unless we get into the age old mis-identification discussion. But you are ultimately right, it's a combination of the two.