Our long time member Tirademan (R.I.P. Scott McClean) compiled this extensive archive of Sasquatch related newspaper articles and donated it to the BFF before his passing. The earliest articles in this collection are from 1818 in Florida, 1877 (Australia), 1884 (Canada) and 1764 (Europe).
Henry Franzoni's book about Seatco included a whole mapping of all these names across the country devil, windigo, skookum, booger, monkey, ape etc. He graciously sent me a review copy on dvd, got to review it some day I guess.
From his foreward: "Seatco is a nineteenth century term from the Chinook Jargon, the one-time trade language of the Pacific Northwest. Indians described the Seatco as a mysterious tribe of Indians that possessed puzzling powers... among which was their ability to kill game with hypnotic power and their ability to turn invisible. Since the 1920s, modern society has disregarded Indian wisdom about the Seatco as superstition and myth, coinciding with the rise of mechanism and reductionism and the defeat of vitalism in institutional science. Institutional science has found no place for the Seatco (known today as the Sasquatch).. After 50 years of cursory interest, institutional science has acquired no hard evidence that they exist. However, the places the Indians said they lived still exist. Explore the location of over 4000 early place names and embark on a quest to find out if the Seatco are still there. Accompany the author as he seeks to understand the puzzling powers of the Seatco... exploring the possible connections between science and spirituality... between Indian wisdom and the discarded 19th century idea of ?field lines? as well as the long abandoned scientific school of thought named "vitalism?. Learn about a possible explanation for the puzzling powers of the Seatco using the 19th century theories of Faraday, Maxwell, Tesla, and the vitalists. Journey across North America and learn how extrordinary proof of their theories awaits discovery in the high and lonely realm of the Seatco."
More action at my Gift Area 2, another PB jar taken, only out there a few days, and some Apples. As far as the Apples, I stuck them on the Deer Antlers as shown, delicately balanced in the tree, and the reason being most any other animal would knock the skull on to the ground puling them off the Antlers. A few before & after shots, plus some new prints in the area.
I still can't figure out why my pics are getting turned sideways, they are normal in my computer.....easy on your necks:)
^^^ A good read. I activated my orphaned DeLorme map software and entered 'devil' and then 'skookum'. The column of 'devil' related listings is huge, country wide. 'Skookum' listings are west coast, numbering over 60 in the DeLorme database. There is only one listing for Skookum Meadows ( Washington ). There are a few Skookum Lakes in Oregon. 'Skookum' is one of many names for 'Sasquatch'. Indigenous Indian tribes had their own names for the big guy: Albatwitche, B'gwas, Boqs, Chiye-tanka, Holla Yella, Nuk-Luk, Oh-mah, Opie, Seatco, Weendego are but a few examples. The map makers used historical names in many locations.
Connecticut has several locations with 'Devil' in the name.
I have no idea who made it - human or Bigfoot - but it is neat!
Also, bigfoots don't generally build things out in the open like this. It would be extraordinary of them to do so.
But, otoh, bigfoots are weird, so...
Just enjoy it fwiw