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  1. Thanks for clarifying your original post (must have lost some context, or overfocused on an element); yes, without a doubt, intensive outpost duty does have a place in BF research. I had the luxury of a ton of daily daylight research every few days for years in one location. I also had the luxury of living close enough to hoof it around my research areas day and night. It is the Sherwin Williams approach to BF research that you espouse and I am a member of the choir to whom you preach. The hairier members of "my choir" brought it on home often for a few numbers of years which makes the chase pretty cool and rewarding. Saturation bombing is alive and well; if you've got the time, BF's got the beer. The kicker was one day when i ridgewalked a line to allow me to capture early morning snowy tracks in a hot zone valley---end result: after a good sized hike, I was "cut-off" descending into the target zone by unmistable tree crashes, not unlike others I had experienced in the area but this one much more demonstrative in terms of intent and timing. Yours truly was up and out of there and on a major detour home.
  2. Key to understanding my post is sound interaction leading to communication. Not like they are doing quantum physics or anything but assuming you believe you have a captive audience it is one way of establishing contact without beating baseball bats on trees in the middle of the night. A lot of this work was done in daylight. I used various techniques including mixed up bird medleys, mockingbird on lsd varieties. I also used asymmetric hollow sounding percussive tones (some played one time). These tended to be remembered and improv'd upon and repeated back near me at 3 am some months later. It is what they call an aha experience. My premise is challenge them to some mental gymnastics and leave the mini-bats for T-ball teams.
  3. Old Dog, I disagree with your characterization that they are no more sensitive than sheep, goat, hogs, etc. They have superior eidetic and echoic long-term memory for very brief presentations sometimes experienced only one time. This puts them into a differing category of animal. They have an audiographic memory very much like the lyrebird and it persists over a long period of time. Stan Courtney has even encountered them mimicking weedeaters for example. Unlike the lyrebird they don't seem to have any limitations on the range and numbers of sounds they can recall. They can easily fool the originator of the sound they are recalling/imitating. Don't ask me how I know, because it has been a long haul to get there.
  4. Yeah but we find an occasional fossilized minihorse or miniaustralopith? Yep, I have hit deer at night and rolled them three or more times in slow motion headlight vision, they get up on their feet a little dazed and waltz off and you could not find them ten minutes later, that is low impact. My father hit a deer high impact on I-95 in southeast Maryland one night, and the policy (at least then) by the Maryland State Patrol is you track them and put them out of their misery, this one jumped a fence and was gone. Oh, yes, and he (my father) needed a new car thereafter.
  5. I believe there is some effort to recruit nurses, EMT's, health-care technicians to some extent into and onto some of these BFRO expeditions. I was on one with a pharmacist and a nurse to be specific. I am sure there are many other health care professionals on other trips. Didn't need any on my trip but it is always good to have them and not need them than go begging.
  6. I've watched Moneymaker in 2007 joust with Forest personnel claiming his "groups" were not truly paying for services. In that case he seemed to have forestalled the attempt to run the group off for permits/fees not paid. Others have run into similar situations and not had as good a luck. You can no longer leave game cams out on National Park properties or they (if found) are considered "refuse" if left 24 hrs or more I have learned and you forfeit them and get fined. That is unless you have proper professional/educational/scientific vetting going through a process with such entities.
  7. Two new events to do some deep thinking about! Take away, I have teams in the field everyday of the week!
  8. I had some familiarity with these grouse in the Colonel Bob Wilderness a few years back, it was extremely difficult to localize the ridges and such where the sounds were coming from but they communicated across river valleys there quite easily. Quite entertaining but so frequent they began to get on my nerves after awhile. Carlos was the King of Percussion for sure
  9. Right, I think there is a reason they are often seen in highway ditches (roadkill diving).
  10. Forgot to add within a hundred yards of making this discovery, I made a correlation with rock rolling in a creek in wee hours of night, yeah it could be raccoons but NO raccoons have this sense of synchronicity.
  11. Don't worry, when they want to get your attention, they will do more than tree knock, how about shake the hell out of a snag below your campsite vertically a hundred feet below at night that you had shaken for years before everyday you passed through the area in daylight hours. Yeah, they know you are there, if you make a habit of it; they know who you are, and they don't need to play "Stick Indian" to stick it to you. And, yes, in close proximity (within seconds) they use a mouth pop, rock clack kind of sound I have recorded and triangulated to three separate locations (at least on one lucky night), not likely a tree creaking, popping or cracking.
  12. All I know is I have an archaic tooth and it is hurting like hell right now.
  13. I knew willow trees had the aspirin derivatives but news to me poplar trees did too. Interesting. Sounds like they were into the pharmacopeia.
  14. I had a similar circumstance in High Uintas Utah. Post-camp after expedition members left afternoon before. Woke up early in camp explored the area. Off the grid camp, walked around, huge rock as you described missing and just a big hole, explored around.....rock never found but did find a fresh green Aspen break ten ft up with no others around either. I worked a honey hole for nearly 4-5 years. My tenth year anniversary comes up soon on my sighting. We will see what summer produces for the reunion.
  15. Agree on lightning and New Mexico, in the Sangre de Cristo of Philmont Scout Ranch (northeast/northcentral NM) one summer I was there it was scary, with multiple hits resulting in at least one death and some serious injury. I happened to be in that very storm directing scouts to what little cover we could gain while people at Cimaroncito above us were bombed. We were the lucky ones that day.
  16. Hey Joe, Sterling, BobbyO, Wes has a question of you on the thread.   What do you mean by all SW WA plots frozen?  



    1. joebeelart


      Hi Sterling:  Sorry, haven't checked my messages in moons.

      Man, have I been wanting to talk to you.  The direct answer is that the map locked.  Just a { not long } ago I couldn't make it work.  I downloaded a new Acrobat file, so maybe soon.   Call when you get a chance.  Today no good.  Tomorrow good, as well as mornings most of next week.  Thanks, Joe   503.557.7569 

    2. bipedalist


      Will try to stay in touch.   I will try a phone call in am

  17. Lots and lots of research and being uber familiar with a large contiguous woods for 25 years.
  18. I think the observation feeds into why more paved road sightings of major highways are not reported in Western Washington and south Cascades like they are in other parts of the intermountain West and even the East. They are more warry for some reason and only more likely to get caught passing across logging roads (at night), clearcuts, etc. Why I can't tell you. I just know they go where they want to go when they want to go and can plow through brush routinely without anything even resembling a game trail. A worthy adversary for anyone hunting them for sure. More likely they will be stalking you long before you know they are there, thus the Class B reports in the south Cascades for those sensitive to the clues/cues. Perhaps Sasquatch like humans (in general) are becoming smarter over time. Look at the old reports even from the east, not as many hard road crossings as there were in the 60's through 90's really in my mind. Also, not as many people tripping over sleeping Sasquatch like in the past record, ; > }
  19. Think about it this way. It is hypothesized Sasquatch use infrasound for more than an incapacitating weapon against animals and humans. They use it like elephants when a wood knock doesn't fit the bill for whatever reason. If such is the case, the paper cited here would assist with the experimentation. If you can detect you should be able to record. If you can record you should be able to reproduce a signal that might be "seen" in a locale where a Sasquatch is known to inhabit. This article sketches it out IEE Paper_Elephant Detection_Final3.pdf After collecting enough data in a hotspot then all you have to do is play the signal/noise:wheat/chaff game of determining the target from noise. Might help to have a hefty inheritance or healthy grant as mentioned. Forgot to mention don't play the elephant infrasound when you are looking for Sasquatch (esp. if you have an elephant wildlife rescue or zoo nearby, lol). All you need is a herd of Sasquatch among which to place the device.
  20. I post this sighting up because it is getting some Facebook play for the drawing/rendition by Sybilla Irwin. How in hell are you gonna forget the date, time and exact place something like this happens eight or even ten years later? Moreover, 9 throws rocks behind his truck and he pulls over a hundred yards down the road after seeing a mother and baby. Sorry, something ain't adding up to me on this one.
  21. Black bears co-existed quite well with said biped in the area where I encountered sightings, pre- and post-sighting.
  22. It is not whether they throw or not, it is the reported accuracy of their throwing which (to mind and my current knowledge) could not be accomplished with a chimp-hand repeatedly with the documented accuracy with which MIB alludes. In regard to throwing underhand, recent observations in anecdotals report a palm first hand placement when walking and running which suggests an odd elbow/forearm/upper arm arrangement and also a certain amount of joint laxity is described. I think this might be conducive to underhand throwing however accuracy still becomes the issue. Maybe Green lists overhand BF throwing observed? The science articles I posted up above on hand/finger placements and morphology in hominins and apes suggests the human evolution to shorter digits including the thumb with stronger thumb musculature in the webbed pad and thumb pad. So the Green reports weigh in favor of an opposable still their seems to be either two species involved or unusually high variability (perhaps inbreeding which would explain the polydactyly) which is difficult to explain.
  23. Posted this one up in the wrong thread by accident: Along the lines of body shape. What if Sasquatch does not have a thumb placement the same as humans on the hand (opposable thumb)? Suppose it did. (love the time-calibrated color phylogenetic tree in this one) Precision-grip vs. power-grip (Napier, 1965) I propose that Sasquatch could not throw with the accuracy presented in manifold reports without having a human-like opposable thumb appendage (not offset lower on the hand like chimpanzee). I also propose that Sasquatch could not place precise stick arrangements I have documented with a more primitive grip. Also John Bindernagel's first book [ and John's new website visit and buy a book he has cancer ] analyzes a sighting of a Sasquatch clubbing ducks with many in hand also. I find this harder to accomplish with a gorilla-like thumb. Yes, there have been observations of the odd lowered thumb placement among Sasquatch sighting reports too however. Also it is rather odd concerning the quadripedal sightings of Sasquatch locomotion as this would normally infer that they would not have the bipedal dynamic balance as bipeds to be accurate throwers or club-wielders. There are many conundrums in the anecdotal sighting records if you analyze them to the utmost. Shape of the foot, mysterious trackways that come from nowhere and lead to nowhere? Powerful mountainside ascents that seem like someone is heaving the Sasquatch up with a rope. Mid-tarsal break or not? Barackman presented a reported research investigation that supposedly led to Sasquatch handprint fingerprint dermatoglyphics, yet the powerpoints were not distinct or that detail was absent. I would truly like to see the dermatoglyphic evidence from that report from the Sasquatch Summit at Quinault Resort, 2016. Just a few musings, not comprehensive in any way.
  24. The limp arms swinging could have been the odd elbow attachments with palms facing forward that people have described of the Sasquatch arm swinging. Funny he did not comment on arm length? It was night and he saw enough I'm sure.
  25. I think preplanning a 3am vocal outburst toward a human residence where a noctural sighting occurred months in the past from a recordable distance that exhibits their talents in phonation and animal emulation (even emulating some of the researchers animal emulations used in the course of research) is pretty good evidence that they "think" through what they are doing. Remembering and drumming a drummed sequence from three months earlier used one time in a course of research and them having the ability to reproduce that in the wee hours so that it could be recorded, tells me they have preplanning ability. Of course you could say a squirrel has preplanning ability to do nut-gathering but this is different, not an instinct. These are learned behaviors. Of course rats can learn to bar press in a Skinner box and pigeons to peck light sequences in same. Still, I think you know where I am going with this. Do they express intelligence to form higher level communications within their own groups? Do we really have enough intelligence gathering yet to say how that might work? Simply because they may not use fire, may not use tools other than rudimentary clubs, etc., doesn't really tell the full story at this point to me.