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  2. VAfooter

    Sad news - Bill Dranginis RIP

    Sorry to hear this, he was a good guy. Many years ago I talked to him on the phone. He spent probably an hour or so talking to me and going into more detail about his sighting near where I lived at the time. He gave up an hour of his time to talk to somebody he had never met or even heard of. Yep, a really good guy. The world of BF will miss him!
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  4. ShadowBorn

    Sad news - Bill Dranginis RIP

    I know that it has been awhile since his passing and it seems wrong that not to many people knows who Bill was with in the Bigfoot world .But He ranks up there with all the rest who have gone before him as a pioneer in research. As Southernyahoo has mentioned he did invest a lot of his time and money in the making of his research vehicle. He had come up with some great ideas on setting up camera traps so that these creatures would not be able to hear the inner workings of them. He had ideas of coming up with ideas of hiding these trail cams with in a natural looking look so that it would not be notice or heard. So yes he will be missed. God Bless and Fair Winds Bill. May the truth now be known to you. My condolences to the family.
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  6. ShadowBorn

    Where Are The Sasquatches In The OP??

    In my own opinion I just cannot see a relationship between electronic warfare and sightings of these creatures. The way I read it between electronic warfare is that they have to be looking for transmitting electronic signals in order for our equipment to stop it. So I can not see the two connected unless these creatures are using electromagnetic signals to communicate and our aircraft or our equipment are picking it up. Now knowing our equipment , they can be super sensitive so who knows. But then will this not also effect other creatures with in the forest as well? Also who knows what effects these electronics pose on Humans as well. I mean look at what took placed in Desert Storm. How the Iraqi soldiers just gave up their arms so easily by the thousands. Some thing took placed that made them surrender so quickly with out a fight. Also why is it who ever created those nest never returned back to them? You figure that who ever built them took time to build them would return. Just like any other creature that builds a den or a nest does. So this is just odd. Anyhow glad that you are still around Hiflier.
  7. Bigtex

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

    Here's a pic of the camera box I am using, and can parallel several together for a group shot from different angles of the same event. When in a State or National Park, I can put apples on the table, and the trigger mat under the camp rug, and hope they take one, no takers that night though. FYI, I had hidden a camera in the camp grill nearby, and up in a tree @ 12' feet. Also, a better pic of the film canister. Very careful about fire Cat for sure. Yep, the zombie blasters are the same as those dragon breath, and haven't really done much day stuff with the camera rig, even though the batteries are good for over a month, none in cameras, they run off the D's in the case. My usual set up includes one trigger mat, two cameras, and wiring, with a cost of around $400, plus another $850 for the audio if I wire it in too. I'm not rich enough to leave it unattended very long:)
  8. gigantor

    SSR + Google Earth

    Elk Trails. The State of Colorado Parks & Wildlife Department provides a Google Earth layers (KMZ Maps) for native wildlife. They include: I want to point out that there are ZERO sightings outside of Elk habitat. If we zoom in, notice that most sightings are very near an Elk trail or high concentration area. Of Course you can "fly" around, zoom in and out, etc. In addition to Elk data maps, the State also provides maps for Bighorn Sheep, Turkey, Black Bear, Quail, Grouse, Geese, Moose, Goat, Deer, Pronghorn, Mouse and other wildlife.
  9. gigantor

    SSR + Google Earth

    This thread is to explore the possibilities of using SSR results and Goodle Earth. If you have an idea or know of other layers that are useful, please post them here. I'm using Colorado to try things out. Terrain. Built into Google Earth. Layers ---> Terrain. NASA "Earth City Lights" Layer. Built into Google Earth. Layers ---> Gallery ---> NASA ---> Earth City Lights
  10. gigantor

    Where Are The Sasquatches In The OP??

    Here are the sightings for the Olympic Peninsula from 2000 to present.
  11. 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?
  12. 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?
  13. gigantor

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

    The whole rig would be awesome, but the triggering device in particular. Thanks!
  14. 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:)
  15. 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?
  16. 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.
  17. gigantor

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

    BigTex. If you could post a "How To" in the Squatchipedia, it would be great!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. Ok, so who had December 14th in the “Hiflier return pool”??? Come claim your prize at the front door.
  23. 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?
  24. 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!
  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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
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