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  2. gigantor

    Where Are The Sasquatches In The OP??

    Here are the sightings for the Olympic Peninsula from 2000 to present.
  3. Catmandoo

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    Yes Bigtex, I remember. That is why I asked. You use a buried, pressure point/strip trigger. Can't remember the weight required to send a signal. Filters out small animals. The Canon Sure Shot was/is a popular unit. The 'BF', Big Finder series was a fixed focus lens so there wasn't any autofocus noise. More flash power also. The Sure Shot Owl PF (power flash ) Date series was used in the Leaf River brand 'Trail Scan Model C1 & C1BU' game cameras. Those cameras were hacked electronically and you can remove them from the protective housing to fire mechanically or change the trigger source. They run on AA batteries too. I am wondering about that 800 ASA film in your post. The cameras are supposed to use DX coded 100, 200 and 400 ASA film. You tweaked it. It is possible to change/code film cassettes. Go to FIRSTCALL Photographic LTD, UK., and they have Firstcall DX Recoder labels. For motion triggered set ups with these Canon Sure Shots, I am thinking Trailmaster TM550 with 1 or 2 TM Multi-Camera Triggers. The PIR sensor has a range of 65 feet in an arc of 150 degrees. Circuitry adjusts the gain for ambient temperature changes. The TM Multi-Camera Trigger can handle 3 cameras. Daisy chained together can be a set up with 5 cameras I have thought about buried triggers. There are about 12 minerals in western Washington that will be false positives to metal detectors. One shovel load from a #2 shovel will change the ground balance. I have gone crazy chasing false positives. Buried triggers may have problems for me. I like the tent approach. I have a bottomless changing/shower tent for camping. The brand name is "Wolfwise". Do you pee on the trigger path? They might want to check on your DNA. They check for Wolfie's DNA. I drink a lot of coffee so I am able to leave 'Catmandoo Pale Ale' all over. They know it's me. 'Zombie blasters'? Sounds like what was called "Dragon Breath' when they came out years ago. Be careful to not foul the barrel of your 12G. Please do not start a forest fire. A less spectacular approach is a 12G flash bang pistol made by ORION. It is designed as a bear deterrent. Your storm trooper plan is for night time. Any daytime only, flash turned off missions planned?
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  5. Bigtex

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    I should have added above that I most certainly WILL babysit one of my camera rigs again......just be better prepared this time. I will take my 15M candle power night-to-day flashlight, at least 1 or 2 other people, and packing my 12G shotgun.......bought some non-lethal loads called 'Zombie Blasters' that are really load and shoot fire out of the barrel, and of course some slugger loads just in case it gets nasty. The plan would be to rush the camera area yelling, 15M blazing, fire a zombie blaster load, grab cameras only, and skedaddle back to the car! Sooooo......any volunteers?
  6. gigantor

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    The whole rig would be awesome, but the triggering device in particular. Thanks!
  7. Bigtex

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    Hey JKH......yeah, they are not happy campers at all, and is dangerous. The first time I set up the camera ambush specifically for the Hairyman, I was not baby sitting the one camera I had set up. It was in a very remote location, and whatever tripped the camera removed the film canister out of the camera, pulled the film out, put the film canister back in the camera, back in the camera box, and replaced everything back to normal. I retrieved it the ext morning, the area looked totally normal, took it home to process the film, and found the empty film canister back in the camera, no film, and a large bite mark on it. I tried for weeks on other film canisters to duplicate the damage using a variety of tools, and couldn't come close, plus the damage REALLY does look like a large bite with flat teeth, and would break my teeth if I tried. The 2nd BF Camera Ambush I was baby sitting nearby, and will never ever do that again, no way. After the flash, I was too far away to see anything, but there was quite a scary verbal response, terrifying actually, and I went post hast the opposite direction. Was only using one camera and lost it that night, but they/it didn't find the game trail buried triggering part, which is the hardest to make & costliest part:)
  8. JKH

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    I frankly bet it might be dangerous. Don't remember what happened to yours before, although it's great that this looong thread has been preserved. Did they end up smashing them?
  9. Bigtex

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    "How To" anything in particular? The quest for these creatures is always evolving, with beliefs, methods, & goals constantly changing. I've made my most recent transition about 6 years ago from obsessed to prove their existence (without harming one), to the complete opposite. However, anyone who can predict movement along certain BF trails in your area, message me and we'll get a picture:) As far as setting up a any Game Cam, and Catmandoo was spot on in his post above; if you are in a BF area, you are most likely being observed, and no matter how good or stealthy your camera rig is, if they see you putting it up, you've wasted your time. When I set mine up, I use an extreme and carefully calculated method, but that's what you have to do......assume you are being watched, and hide what you are doing. What I do is this, I pre-scout the area & locate a natural pinch-point on the trail, plus make sure there is a suitable place to hide the 2 cameras on either of the trigger point, this way you get a front & back picture no matter which way it is heading. I carry the triggering device and 2 cameras in a backpack. I also have a quick set bottomless tent and test my acting skills:) I act like I am setting up the tent on the trigger spot, set the device & bury, then I come out of the tent acting mad and "not liking" the location. Then I do the same where I setup camera #1, and repeat for camera #2.....I am in the tent, and they can't observe what I am doing. Acting again, I move from the 3rd set up location to the actual camping area I will use later that night a fair distance away. The hope is that they will use this trail later to observe my camp. The main negative to my camera rig is once the pictures are taken it is quite obvious due to the flash and camera rewind noise. That's why I need to be close by and try to retrieve the cameras IMMEDIATELY, and that my friends is the tricky part.
  10. gigantor

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    BigTex. If you could post a "How To" in the Squatchipedia, it would be great!
  11. Not at all aggravated or even close. Not frustrated, not angry or anything of the sort. Just thought I had taken the nest thing as far as I could without actually knowing the principal parties personally. Also I was not spending time Solving for Bigfoot which is better to do if I am not here. Before I started this thread, and I am not going to stay with it like other threads in the past, I did some research and found the two links posted in the OP. They probably should be CAREFULLY read. I then did a search on th Number and location of Class A sightings in the OlymPen and found the sightings for its four counties. I found it very coincidental that the sightings record had fallen off at about the same time the electronic warfare (EW) had become active in a more expanded program. I have also always been curious about anyone who has claimed to be 'zapped' in the area. Is that a coincidence as well? From there I was curious about the idea that if Sasquatches were being affected by any sensitivity to electronic interference (like game cams for instance?) If the creatures have moved on fro the general OP region as the lack of Class A's might be indicating. If that is the case then where would the Sasquatches go and would this line of thinking help to locate or search for them in areas not affected by years of EW? And with those thoughts I am outa here to do more research. As a last thought regarding the nesting sites I am trying to work out whether there were TWO projects at work: one public which we all know about, and one private that started in as soon as the site was discovered that we do not know about. Parallel projects in other words where one was set up as a cover for the other. That's about all that makes any sense because of the APPARENT, publicly assumed, 'contamination' of the e-DNA samples.
  12. David NC

    Where Are The Sasquatches In The OP??

    hiflier glad to see you were not permanently aggravated with the current affairs. The increased presence of military over any public land will run almost anything off including people.
  13. Bigtex

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    Here are the cameras that I use......was able to buy a case of them new years ago, and got the cost down to about $15 a piece (they retailed over $100), and another $45 to have them wired. They have extra flash capacity that really puts some light on the subject at night. It's been years, and I posted about it here the first time I used my rig.......perhaps I should re-post all the details & pictures of what happened, do you guys remember?
  14. Huntster

    Where Are The Sasquatches In The OP??

    I’m interested in the string of reports from the Ocean Shores community in 2012-2015 that appears to have shut off like a spigot. I was so fascinated with them that I drove through the neighborhood during New Years weekend of 2017. One of the things that I learned us that the Olympic Peninsula, and really western Washington as a whole, really isn’t a big place by Alaska standards. A family of sasquatches could easily range over the entire area.
  15. Ok, so who had December 14th in the “Hiflier return pool”??? Come claim your prize at the front door.
  16. Hi everyone, just stopped in to see if anyone has noticed the lack of sightings in the Olympic Pinensula in the last three years? The last Class A was in February of 2017 in Jefferson County. Mason County (where the nests are located) had its last Class A almost 12 years ago in 2007. SWWASAS has said his area of research hasn't had much of anything for the last nearly three years. Nad he also reporten a NEON monitoring facility in his area as well. I have been doing some research on what might be the reason for th lack of Class A's mainly because the nesting sight which had some greenery on some of the nests almost four years ago has been for all intents and purposes been abandoned. Grays Harbor sightings especially have been noticably absent although I doubt if it is because the level of traffic or Human presesnce has diminished. So although I am sure all of you in the area know about this I seriously think it has something to do with the apparent absence of sightings: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/jets-helicopters-rockets-military-plans-more-uses-of-northwest-public-lands/ https://www.cnic.navy.mil/content/dam/cnic/cnrnw/pdfs/NASWIfactsheets/CurrentsFall15_Growler_Training.pdf Any thoughts?
  17. Bigtex

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    GREAT stuff guys!! The real test for any of these Game Cameras is the wildlife pictures they take, if the subjects are looking, sniffing, biting, etc., the Game-cam in your pictures, they know it;'s there, and going through the time & expense to have them 'tested' is just wasted......the wildlife will test it for you! Once you eliminate these things, then you have something. When I 1st started making these, I tried to understand the limits of the store-bought models out there, and solve theses issues.......mainly the fact animals know they are there, they aren't stealthy in appearance, depth of field never known, and they only fire 1 camera.......I have solved these issues, and have something that is truly Species Specific. With mine, I have always used 35mm cameras, as they fire instantly, but until they fire, they are totally off. 20 years ago when I first started developing the trigger mechanism, digital cameras were slow, and made lil noises as they powered up for a delayed firing. They are probably much better now, but too expensive to use in my rig. PS.....that last post Cat is very funny by the way, lmao!
  18. Daniel Perez

    P-G Filmsite, 1967 and 2018

    Camera perspective is VERY important as it tends to distort (sometimes) an area that obviously has three dimensions but when you see film or a magazine with still images from the film you are seeing everything compressed into one dimension. The P-G filmsite, believe it or not, can fit at least two football fields in it. It is that big but with all the trees there now it tends to look small when in fact it is quite large. I was on the P-G filmsite in 2012, 2014, October 20, 2017 (50th anniversary ) and 2018. My first time in the area was Summer 1980. I was with the Texas based Bigfoot Research Society and when we went down there we went down the "Big Slide" and headed south when we should have been going upstream or "north." I wish I could have seen the filmsite then, when I was 17, and since I had never been there before I was just going along with adult researchers who presumably knew what they were doing. Turns out we were headed in the wrong direction. In 1980 the P-G filmsite was much more accessible than it is today, as two roads are no longer in service that flank the creek from both sides. What still rings in my head is a comment the late René Dahinden told me before he died. He said something along the lines of "If I could clear out all the trees I could recreate the filmsite." Realistically and technically it is possible but I am not sure if the forest service would go for the idea of clear out so many trees. Many of us over the years have cleared away a lot of branches but by the time you get there the next year all the limbs you cleared out have grown back. I highly encourage others to visit to develop your own ideas about the filmsite. Daniel Perez www.bigfoottimes.net
  19. Catmandoo

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    ^^^ First Axiom of Sasquatch. Sasquatch find you, you do not find them. In the case of Bigtex, they like wolfie and accept Bigtex (from a distance ) as long as he provides peanut butter.
  20. gigantor

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    I've never seen that one, thanks for posting it. I'll read it when I get a chance. But Bigtex has a solution I hope.
  21. wiiawiwb

    P-G Filmsite, 1967 and 2018

    Bill, I was stunned when I saw that episode. Cameras can make perspective seem distant or near. In this case, the perspective felt as though it was so close. I remember being floored. Many of the PGF sequences on YT appear to be from some place afar. It makes me want to do a reenactment, right there, exactly as you are doing to gain a fresh perspective on things. Kudos! Wiia
  22. Catmandoo

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    They have change coming. I don't follow the various groups. How are they doing with their camera traps? I can't remember the details but a camera ( Reconyx Hyperfire ?) was tested and found to be 'silent'. Seems to me that they did not turn the camera on. The filter switcher makes noise that humans can hear. Cameras have huge problems. I am having trouble with the link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0110832 Should work. It is old. Paper was published 2014.
  23. JKH

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    Interesting when you find stuff out of place like that. I figured out the same is going on around here, loads of deer in suburbia that can't be hunted by humans. We see their sign often and know some local gnarly ravines where they hide out. Have also found signs of predation, I know there are coyotes around, but rarely. There's a ten-plus acre ranch up the street with horses and a few head of cattle. Also a sort of wilderness area boundary nearby. All the audio and related evidence I've collected for the last few years points to the BFs, at least juveniles, passing through at times.
  24. gigantor

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    Cat, I think the TBRC actually paid a while back to test trail cameras for emissions. The test was negative.
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  26. Catmandoo

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    ^^^^ SWWASAS, is this a test? I do not guess. First, they smell us and they watch us. Several times I have been watched putting a trail cam in place and testing it. One instance, I wandered around in the PIR detection zone to test the camera. It was a 'red glow' IR camera. 38 meters away from the camera, way past the PIR range, was an observer. Hiding behind large forest debris. I was busted and did not know until I checked the images. I knew that they knew. I gifted them at the hiding spot. They knew that I knew that they knew. They never got close to a 3 camera set up. All other animals that wandered through the camera trap would meander, pause and look off in the same non-camera direction. For smell, in dry warm weather, I factor in at least 3 days that they can smell me. ( nothing grows where Catmandoo goes.........) Post holing. I post hole the area around a tree when setting up a camera. Less disturbance when checking the camera. Tearing up the terrain is a factor. Bad camera Ju-Ju was posted on this forum more than 10 years ago. The tested problems are noise, EMF and magnetism. The cameras with filter switching make audible noise when going from daylight mode to IR and vice versa. A minor problem. The ultrasonic noise is a huge problem. The capacitors for the flash are screamers. Without being in flash mode, the electronics make some noise. The noise goes down into the VLF range. The switching-regulated power supply is a source of noise. The cameras have magnetic fields: variable AC and variable DC. Spiders/insects and batteries. They like the poles of the batteries, depending on the lay out. Have you noticed insect cocoons located close to the positive and negative poles of the battery compartment(s)? Then there are the visual and smell aspects. I use a lot of ASAT camo on my equipment. I put the leafy hoodies over my camera boxes. The EMF is difficult to deal with. Shielding is expensive. Most of it costs more than the camera. Shielding likes flat. Fold it or bend it and the characteristics change. There are only a few types of shielding that can take weather. Water is bad. There is no 'one size fits all' material. There is no such thing as perfect shielding because of 'final enclosure shape' and the holes cut into it for the lens, light sensor and PIR sensor if used and possibly power/trigger cables and ground wire. For the Plotwatcher dudes: I have shielding with ground wire on my plotwatchers. I have not bothered with bear boxes. Years ago I learned that steel mounts(plates) are reflectors/projectors of ultrasonic noise. I use white oak. I had some on hand and tried it. White oak does attenuate a small amount of ultrasonic noise and it is pleasant to work with. There will be those who want decibel values and frequency numbers and Tesla values. Not going to do it. So call me "Anecdotal Guy". Buy your own test equipment. You are buying surveillance cameras. They do not have very many 'wildlife details' in their designs.
  27. Bigtex

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    I would have to say 'All of the Above' is the best answer, IMO. I believe there are races of these creatures worldwide, and just like their hairless cousins, with differences in size, color, appearance, hairiness, wildness, and intelligence, to hit the highlights. The ones in my local study area I call 'Urbanfoots', they are very smart, rarely make any vocalizations, and stay in the shadows. There must be literally 100's of towns across the US with their own Urbanfoots coming into town at night, and rarely seen. The main reason for their forays into town is the amount of wildlife that live there, including tons of White Tail Deer. Lots of pets too.......the Bulletin Board at the grocery store is covered in 'Where's Feefee' signs at all times. Found this dog head on a BF trail used to get in & out of town. The assembled diners include Cougar, Bobcat, Coyote, and Jaguarundi, I've also seen one black-phase Jaguar around 10 tears ago, all hunting in town, why not the Hairy folks? Here's a spot on one of the BF trails leading into town......the area circled in red was covered in fresh Live Oak acorns as seen in the other picture, problem is there's no Live Oak in the immediate area........were they put there to tempt the Deer moving in and out of town to take a nibble? Lots of bones in the area too, from fresh to years old, interesting for sure.
  28. SWWASAS

    Need Help In Central Texas.........

    Any theories on why they do not like having their picture taken? This question has several behavior paths. The first being they know exactly what a camera is and do not want their image saved for the same reason they do not like to be observed by humans. The second possibility is that they do not understand the technology but because people peer at them through lenses on the camera it is similar to peering through a rifle scope before you shoot them. The third is that they reject all technology, think it bad magic or evil. I think the first option is unlikely.. The only way that this could be possible, is if they are not terrestrial, and do not want to show how advanced they are by using or carrying around gadgets. The second or third options are more likely. They do not understand it and want to avoid it. . What is your guess based on your experiences?
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