Old Dog

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  • Have you ever had an encounter with a sasquatch-like creature?
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  1. Has the Bigfoot Forums Blog been abandoned? The last topic was posted almost two years ago. The last comments were from August of last year. This is such a great opportunity to have a section for a developed opinion to be put forward, and like or dissenting opinions to be posited. Not to mention the interviews of people in the Bigfoot field. Getting an inside view into the people, whether well known in the field, or perhaps just a person that is known from their interactions on the forums, is interesting and enlightening. I'd hate to see this part of the forums die off.
  2. Thanks BCW. I never go into the woods or forest with the expectations of finding anything. If one does that, they are just setting themselves up for failure. I always enjoy my time in the Olympics, especially the solitude. Our usual camp spot is 12 miles in from the nearest road where we park our vehicles, so the solitude part is rather easy. Our stance is, "Let's go camping. If we find something, cool, if not at least we're camping". We'll toss in some fishing also.
  3. ^^ We'll see how well my plans work out this week. We're off to the Olympics for a week long foray in a couple of days. So far, in all my searches, I have not yet been able to get the big guy to co-operate, but still I persist. I see all manner of wildlife, but not the hide and seek champion as of yet. Hope springs eternal.
  4. Gotcha. I'm always a fan of didactic posts such as yours. My point was not about interaction or their differing modes of recollection over time. My point was all about keeping your arse in one spot, not drawing attention to yourself, and looking for movement to detect the presence of other beings in the woods around you. If one is so busy tromping around the forest as to not have the time to detect and see what is around them, they miss a lot of information. For all I know, and I'm surely no expert, this may be one of the methods Sasquatch may employ themselves. Not having the honor of sitting down next to one to shoot the breeze about it, I think it may be a viable hypothesis. At any rate, sitting still and being observant has had good results for me.
  5. Remember, at one time surgeons were just a bunch of guys cutting on folks, trying to figure things out, and you went to the barber for dental work. How times change, dragging society with it, kicking and screaming, into the future. Oddly, or maybe not, we are quickly getting to the point where we don't even have people performing highly technical tasks, such as brain surgery. We relegate that duty to robots and computers. If society continues to progress as it is, we will have only engineering and robotics scientists left, the others supplanted by machines. Doing things by hand will be considered a lost art. Not sure if that is for the better or not.
  6. According to Wikipedia (for what it's worth) : A scientist is a person engaging in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge that describes and predicts the natural world. In a more restricted sense, a scientist may refer to an individual who uses the scientific method. My take is that basically people want someone with a relevant degree to agree with their findings because it carries more weight with the general public.
  7. OK. Just to ad, because I missed the edit timer. LOL. Not sure how photographic memory or short term memory that retains auditory info is relevant to being vigilant. It may help if the creature encountered a human to remember what they were encountering, but fail to see the relevance in this case. If a human were static on a hillside and looking, say over a valley, how will eidetic or echoic memory help them notice something that don't see or notice is there? Sure, it would help if they noticed and actually saw you, but then if they had this ability, we would never run across them in the first place as they would be forewarned of our presence and avoid detection. That is if I'm correctly understanding your stance.
  8. This brought up something I found interesting while re-reading "In Search of Giants" by Thomas Steenburg. In his reports he did an averaging of how many sightings were during the day vs. during the evening. His findings were that 77% of the sightings occurred during the day before 6 pm. and 23% occurred at night. I don't use camo while searching, but I don't wear hunter orange either. I just wear basically neutral earth tone colors, and sitting still and glassing the distance will bring out a ton of movement if anything is in the area. We have yet to get that undeniable sighting of BF, but with as much movement as is visible while employing this technique, we believe that if one is out there we will eventually find it. I think sitting still and observing is a viable technique and can't imagine that a BF would be any more vigilant than say deer, sheep or bear, or for that matter humans.
  9. I'm with you there. Most of the time, it's just me or two or three people. I fail to see how anything gets done with a gaggle of people tromping through the forest. It is amazing how much you can see by just sitting still and watching for movement around you.
  10. You mentioned in your statement hiking with a "hang around". " I'd have no interest being out on a serious investigation with a hang around. " You didn't state that you were going solo. This part of the topic came up with the inclusion of the requirement some government entities put on organised groups engaging in commercial ventures in the woods and forests, as mentioned by Catmandoo, Trogluddite and Bipedalist. When going out to do research alone, no I don't take a nurse, I'm certified in levels A,C and HCP first aid, and Red Cross Emergency and Standard first aid. When we go on a film shoot, it is required to have an additional first aid certified person, besides on camera personnel, present at all times by the underwriting company. So no, I'm not kidding, they're only a hang around until you need them. Wiiawiwb ~ apologies if I misread your intent.
  11. You mentioned in your statement hiking with a "hang around". " I'd have no interest being out on a serious investigation with a hang around. " You didn't state that you were going solo. This part of the topic came up with the inclusion of the requirement some government entities put on organised groups engaging in commercial ventures in the woods and forests, as mentioned by Catmandoo, Trogluddite and Bipedalist. When going out to do research alone, no I don't take a nurse, I'm certified in levels A,C and HCP first aid, and Red Cross Emergency and Standard first aid. When we go on a film shoot, it is required to have an additional first aid certified person, besides on camera personnel, present at all times by the underwriting company. So no, I'm not kidding, they're only a hang around until you need them.
  12. They're only a "hang around" until you actually need them, kind of like that cold cloth or Advil.
  13. Just my opinion, but they aren't making tools until they take one up and use it as such. Until then, they have potential to be tools, but are just rock chips up to that point.
  14. Great idea, or solution if you will. The only issues I have with this method is that the exact same conditions must apply. Time of day, position of the sun, density, or lack thereof, of clouds. Not to mention one must be in the exact same position to take the photo. One of these factors being off will not produce the same shot, so a lack of shadow or light in the subsequent shot may lead someone to believe there was something there when the first shot was taken, but in actuality it was just the difference in lighting and shade.
  15. I would imagine that this would only effect commercial ventures, not those that are purely research oriented. We have never had an issue on any of our forays. Those that we had film crews on were permitted, but we were never asked for any documentation.