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Bigfoot Book Collection

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I've always enjoyed reading books on the subject of Sasquatch. I used to buy pretty much every one I could find and now own over 50. Many of the new titles claiming ongoing encounters and/or phsychic communication, are poorly written and the authors don't demonstrate much credibility, and as such, don't interest me.

 

Some of these titles are certainly better than others. "Raincoast Sasquatch", "The Locals", and "The Beast of Boggy Creek" are a few that I found to be pretty good reads. Several of them were just plain bad.

 

What do you have in your collections?

 

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Nice collection langfordbc. When I first became interested in the early sixties the library was my source and the only one I recall off hand is Ivan T. Sanderson's "Abominable Snowman - Legend Come to Life". Since my interest was re-ignited three or four years ago, all of the dozen or so books purchased are in Kindle format, afraid a photo of my tablet or phone just wouldn't have the same impact. 

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There are quite a few titles there which I have not seen in BC book store shelves. Good collection.

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langfordbc,

 

Nice collection. What did you think of Bindernagel's The Discovery of the Sasquatch ? Raincoast Sasquatch was a good read, nice artwork ta boot, wink, wink, nudge, nudge, ha ! ha ! 

 

Pat...

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Mine are all scattered about - and my daughter has "borrowed" quite a few. But my husband gave me several new-used ones for Christmas. When I can gather them all up I'll post a pic. And yeah, some are pretty bad! My most recent favorite is "Oregon Bigfoot Highway".

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I have a few more than this, but here are the ones I think you should have:  Raincoast Sasquatch; Meldrum's; both of Bindernagel's.  Those are the best treatments of the evidence.  I'd put what I have read of Krantz up with them, but I don't own any of his books.  These articles by him are an excellent treatment of footprint evidence: 

http://woodape.org/index.php/about-bigfoot/articles/91-anatomy-of-the-sasquatch-foot

http://woodape.org/index.php/about-bigfoot/articles/90-anatomy-and-dermatoglyphics-of-three-sasquatch-footprints

 Another great article:  http://woodape.org/index.php/about-bigfoot/articles/92-population-clines-of-the-north-american-sasquatch-as-evidenced-by-track-lengths-and-estimated-statures

 

This article of Meldrum's is a must-read:  http://woodape.org/index.php/about-bigfoot/articles/85-a-sasquatch-field-project-in-northern-California

 

As is his ichnotaxonomy paper, which can be accessed here:  http://cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/a-ameriborealis/

 

The paper and other articles can be accessed here:  http://www.isu.edu/rhi/

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MikeZimmer: I've only ever seen the Hancock House published books for sale locally. Virtually all the rest were purchased off of Amazon, with one or two ordered directly from the author.

PBeaton: Whoever that Patrick guy is he did indeed draw some fine art in Raincoast Sasquatch. I had heard (I believe I read it somewhere on BFF a year or two ago) that J. Robert Alley was going to write another book. Are you aware of that at all?

I'd agree with DWA that both Bindernagel's books do a good job analyzing the evidence. They also aren't so dry that reading them is a chore. Krantz's book does suffer from that a bit.

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LangfordBC is really right on one thing ... there's a lot of Bf trash out there ... real trash.  I wouldn't even tear them up and use for fire starter since the pages stink so bad .... hmmm, maybe I'm being too kind ...

 

 Have been thinking about the "best" BF books I have read, and I consider myself a good reader ... hell, raised in north central Nebraska circa 1950, we didn't have TV until I was almost 13 and then only "snow" most of the time.  No telephone until I was almost 16.  So, I learned to read, to send off for travel information, and subscribe when Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and Sports Afield were about 10-15C a copy ....

 

But back to the main topic:  Good collection:  What books are the best?  Very few .... I really appreciate the mention of Oregon Bigfoot Highway.  It's been doing good.  OBH took years and years of both field work and desk time. 

 

Joe Beelart, West Linn, Oregon ... BTW, my wife saw my photo on here and didn't like it a bit.  I thinks it's good, taken by Thom Powell one cold evening on Pin Head Buttes with Mt. Jefferson in the background.  What think?  Change.  Only a barrage of "yes" will get that ... what do wives' know about BF'in'

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Speaking of that Beelart character :) ... I'm finishing another with by-line of "J. Hector Beelart."   Pretty enjoyable read.   I have to return this borrowed copy soon.   I'd highly recommend it to anyone who likes GOOD bigfoot fiction.

 

MIB

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Got OBH for Xmas. I really enjoyed it and appreciated how much time and effort it took to produce. I like the large format which makes the text and maps easily readable. Enjoyed the anecdotes of and respect for the native people's lands included. Also, the courage to include events which are not easily explained. Plus geology, geography, history, etc. I found a few typos and some minor quibbles, but overall, very well done. Definitely worthy of a hard copy in the library. Otherwise, I have mostly ebooks, so as to not waste resources.

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Oregon Bigfoot Highway is the best book on the subject that I've bought in the last year or 2. I would say it's easily top 10 of my favourites on that shelf, as much for content as the quality of the whole presentation. Thanks Joe (and Cliff), good work.

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I have a pretty decent collection going I think...

 

The Best Of Sasquatch - John Green

Sasquatch: Apes Among Us - John Green

Bigfoot Casebook Updated - Loren Coleman

Bigfoot!: The True Story Of Apes In America - Loren Coleman

Raincoast Sasquatch - J Robert Alley

Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science - Jeff Meldrum

Bigfoot Book: The Encyclopedia Of Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, And Cryptic Primates - Nick Redfern

Bigfoot Enigma - Scott Marlowe

The Locals: A Contemporary Investigation Of The Bigfoot/Sasquatch Phenomenom - Thom Powell

In Search Of Giants: Bigfoot Sasquatch Encounters - Thomas Steenburg

Bigfoot: Sasquatch - Thomas Steenburg

Know The Sasquatch/Bigfoot: Sequel And Update To Meet The Sasquatch - Christopher L Murphy

 

Haven't read most of them yet, but did lots of research beforehand on what was decent and what was trash.

 

 

 

 

A few on my wishlist to get someday...

 

Oregon Bigfoot Highway

In The BIg Thicket

 

And some I'll probably never be able to afford...

Tribal Bigfoot, The Hoopa Project, and Bindernagel's books

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^^^Go to your favorite well-heeled scoftic and tell 'em they'll think it's real when they're done with Bindernagel.  You'll keep it on your shelves to save them the embarrassment.  That should work.

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I'm gonna have to get the Oregon Bigfoot Highway one of these days to add to my collection.

 

This bit of history might have been posted here before or may even be in some of the books. I have always enjoyed the story. 

 

link did not work. I'll try again

 

http://history.idaho.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/reference-series/0040.pdf

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A few on my wishlist to get someday...

 

Oregon Bigfoot Highway

In The BIg Thicket

 

And some I'll probably never be able to afford...

Tribal Bigfoot, The Hoopa Project, and Bindernagel's books

 

I gather you've looked on Amazon and seen the outrageous prices for the last 4. They are all still available from the original publishers, Hancock House and Beachcomber Books. There are also many other cryptozoological titles available from Hancock House.

 

http://www.hancockhouse.com/products/CRY_index.htm

 

http://www.bigfootbiologist.org/page2.html

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