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  1. 11 points
    I spoke with Thomas Steenburg yesterday, to enquire how Bill Miller was doing, and heard that he had phoned Thomas to arrange closing his tour business for the winter, so he obviously has the breathing tube removed, and is alert enough to be concerned with his future, so that's a good sign. I have no details on the problems that put him in the hospital, but he seems to be on the way to a recovery. Thank you all for your concern and prayers.
  2. 10 points
    I have three {3} of Rene Dahindan's Sasquatch brochures left. After these are gone, they are only in personal collections. And, these brochures, which are "Mad Magazine" humorous, rarely show for auction. I traded some things to Larry Lund, the owner of of Rene's last box, for the ones I have, maybe 10 years ago. So, if you donate $100 to the forum's fund raising, you will get a copy. Please note, I have attached these brochures to a copy of my book "The Oregon Bigfoot Highway" on an auction house for about $25 plus shipping. So, I guess I'll include a copy of the book But again, when this last one is gone, it is gone. Next, I will cancel the auction. And, if sold, I will keep the last two copies for my purposes. Joe here Oh, forgot: I'll add a signed copy of Dr. R. Jones book, Tracking the Stoneman, West Virginia's BF. Let's meet our goal. This is a great site, let's keep it that way. { In memory of Bobbie Short and her site, "Bigfoot Encounters."} Long live Dear Bobbie in the here after.
  3. 9 points
    I'm 2 weeks late getting this posted but ive been swimming in busy work and follow ups. Below is the report as it was sent in to us at the West Virginia High Strangeness Collective. The gentlemen who has this encounter is a friend of mine from one of my other hobbies, field herpetology, and up until this point had joked on occasion about bigfoot. His words are in "--" and the investigation notes follow. I'll attach pictures of the findings velow as well, this was by far one of the most exciting days of my life. "I share this event completely aware of the backlash, and ridicule I will receive. The day of April 12, 2020 had weather conditions shaping up to be perfect for my favorite hobby, amateur herpetology. So like every spring night when the rain is falling heavy I decided it would be a great night to cruise the roads and document the species of reptiles and amphibians crawling on the floor of a local state forest, and like normal an unnamed passenger (at this time) opted to cruise the backroads with me on the search. We arrived at the state forest a little after 8pm, the sun not yet fallen, and the skies not quite dark enough for the animals I was searching for to be emerging from their hiding places yet. So, we took a drive through the park to kill time, look for other interesting animals and wait for the sun to fully set. Nothing unusual was happening. The frogs were starting to call as the sun fell behind the mountain and night began to fall. The birds chirping fell quiet with the sunset. The deer were retreating from the wet valley I was intending to search that night. Absolutely nothing unusual for the area I frequent on a regular basis. In an average week I visit this same location 5-6 times to document any new egg masses, the species I observe, or anything else I may find interesting at the given time. I have observed and heard coyotes and owls in this valley on several occasions, and have become familiar with their behavior and noises as a result. This average night was about to take a terrifying turn I never imagined. In this particular forest I have a handful of areas that host great habitats for documenting a wide variety of species. I made my way to the first vernal pool area I wanted to check in the flooded valley wetland that night. I exited my vehicle, the time now approaching 9pm, and I observed a toad on the gravel parking area. I decided to document the first species of the night. I stopped, got my phone out of my pocket and snapped the first picture of the adventure. That would end up being the only explainable thing I encountered in that valley that night… as I took two to three more steps, just passed the giant rocks that prevent vehicles from driving into the open area of the woods, towards the first vernal pool I was intending to shine with my flashlight, I heard a groan that I have never heard in these woods before. This groan was deep, almost sounding human or at least primate in nature, clearly agitated, and extremely too close to where I was currently standing. I had clearly interrupted something, and it was furious about it. Something was in this valley with me, and I had no identification for the sounds it was expressing towards my presence. The chills that shot down my spin and covered my body was like nothing I have experienced in my life. I looked back to see the unnamed person with me void of color with eyes as large as I have ever seen on anyone. My first reaction was get back in the vehicle and try to make sense of what we clearly both just witnessed. What was a short distance back to the vehicle felt like an eternity carrying the fear that had consumed my body at this point. Merely thinking about that groan is enough to spark those same chills through my body. As we sat in the vehicle for what in reality was likely only a few seconds, but felt like minutes, asking each other what that noise was, a second, now closer, groan rang through that valley and the fear struck every molecule of my body again. This thing, whatever it was, was literally on top of us. My only mission at this point was to get the hell out of that valley, and my unnamed passenger expressed the same mission aloud. People often ask why there was no video, or picture, or recording of some kind in the age of everyone having a phone in their pocket, but after experiencing that sound, in near complete darkness minus my own lights, I can definitely understand why people just bolt. I lost all the preconceived ideas we all have that we would be the one with the guts to stick around to find out what just made that sound. I drove over an hour to search a completely different forest and wetland area for species that night because I no longer wanted to be in that area and sleep was sure to elude me for days after this unexplainable experience. After returning home that night and the following day I attempted to make sense of the sounds we witnessed. I messaged friends avid in the outdoors to jokingly tell them I heard a murder or a bigfoot last night, hoping for identification suggestions from anyone close to me that could give me an answer more reasonable than either of those ideas. Nothing. I researched large cats that are not supposed to be here, and those that are, nothing resembling that groan in felines I listened to. I researched coyote and wolf chatter, again nothing in the Canine world. I researched owls, raptors, bears, and once more nothing matched that bone chilling sound. I honestly hoped and waited for the news to report a body, seriously, I was just seeking answers at this point. I was admittedly becoming desperate for answers. Someone has heard this noise in these woods before. I couldn’t possibly be the only one. So I desperately contacted a friend of mine (he will be making his own posts about this event) highly interested and invested in the fields of cryptozoology, and the paranormal. Admittedly I made this contact in hopes to get an answer something along the lines of “that’s not a sound I’m aware of” much to my surprise he wanted to know more. Where did this happen? When did this happen? Can you tell me what you recall? I gave him the details of what I recalled, the above event, with the location in more detail, and the investigation was on. The details of his investigation are heavily documented in photograph and video. What he found matches almost too unbelievably perfect to the experience I described to him. I don’t want to go into detail of his side of documenting this event since he will do that better than I can. However, the evidence I received after he visited the site of my experience literally made my heart drop, I could feel the color once again leave my face. I’m still not sure what we heard in that valley that night, but what he uncovered leaves me completely unsettled about where the evidence appears to point. The only thing I’m sure of is whatever it was didn’t want to share that valley with us and it still gives me chills when I think about it. You can be the judge of the evidence for yourself. I won’t tell you what to believe, because I’m still unsure what to make of this myself." - Jon Tinney Field notes : Weather conditions have been in perfect to preserve physical evidence between now and the the sighting. Once I arrived on site, I located the vernal pool and immediatly noticed 2 footprints that were very deep in the substrate on the edge of the pool. As I navigated the game trail that lead around the pool I noticed a sapling broken at chest height, and twisted with a second break 18 inches above the first. Moving along the game trail I located a smaller game trail that made its way toward the area where i saw the initial prints. On this trail i found another foot print in the mixed soil and leaf litter. I marked that print with a glove and continued to the original set of prints that i noticed off the bat. As I nelt by the first two prints I heard a series of tree knocks from above me higher up the mountian. The series was in this pattern ***----** i find this inconsequential yet noteworthy. The first two prints were full of water, I documentdd them with pictures and video and moved toward the secondary track. While I was moving debris from the print to verify that it was castable I noticed an accompanying print that was the other foot completing a left and right set. I prepared the area as per Dr. Jeff Meldrum instructions in his Sasquatch field guide and poured the plaster casts using creek water and plaster of Paris. While i waited for these to dry i discovered additional 2 prints but didnt have enough plaster to cast these, they were also very shallow and would not have yeilded much of a cast sample. I documented them in photographs. There is about 7 miniutes of video footage that accompanies the investigation. The casts are now cleaned and pictures will be included, midtarsle breaks are present in both casts, the heels and midtarsle break are the most impressive features to these casts as the ground is very hard and the toes were not clear but were disernable . I tried to leave impressions by jumping up and down but was unable to make impressions that were as deep as the footprints. No hair samples to be found. When I showed the results to the witness they could not believe that the evidence corroborated their encounter. The subject was actually much closer to him durring the encounter after I showed him pictures of the area and where I was finding the trace evidence. The footprints were pointed in such a way by a tree that it would have been watching him and was actually within 50-75ft most of the encounter. The recovered casts measured at 14 1/2 inches long. A follow up site walk through was preformed with Dr. Russ Jones, he reviewed the casts as well. The exact location of the site will not be exposed as it is an active investigation area. I'll post more pictures tomorrow as I've reached a post/response limit for today 😆
  4. 9 points
    Dear BFF Members, The Steering Committee, the Forum Administration Team and I want to thank you for supporting the BFF. Your generosity has put us in a very good financial situation and we want to give the surplus back to the community in a way that encourages research. I am proud to announce the first ever Bigfoot Forums Researcher of the Year contest. With your continued support, we hope to make this an annual event. You should know that this forum is entirely funded by you and nobody makes a profit, all funds go to run the BFF. Thank You Again -gigantor 2020 Researcher of the Year Contest Prize: $1,000 $1,500 Contest Purpose: To encourage Bigfoot research by awarding a $1000 $1,500 prize to the researcher (or group) who provides the best evidence that Bigfoot exists. Rules 1 ) Contestants must be BFF members. Researchers who are not BFF members and want to participate must join the BFF. 2 ) The winner must have a PayPal account in order to receive the prize. 3 ) Contestants must post a picture, audio or video of the evidence in this thread. If the evidence is in a different form, please explain how you will make it available for consideration. 4 ) The evidence you submit must have been collected by you or your group. Please be prepared to answer questions about the evidence you submit. 5 ) Evidence will be accepted until December 31, 2020 6 ) The Steering Committee will have a secret vote to nominate three finalists no later than January 7, 2021. 7 ) The BFF membership will have a public vote to choose the winner from the finalists January 8-16, 2021. 8 ) The winner will be announced January 17, 2021. 9 ) The BFF Director will decide any ties, disqualifications, misunderstanding, etc. Good Luck!
  5. 9 points
    "But knowing an area is active is very valuable information becauseit can lead to all othet associated research". Yep. Over the year and a half I've been involved in this bigfoot adventure, I've gotten to know some of the local knowers, experiencers and researchers. It's a strange little community LOL, and it's been a journey getting connected and I feel like an Apprentice Bigfooter all the time, LOL. AFTER we began finding prints and such at these various lakes and rivers, it was like "oh yeah, let me tell you what happened to us there/near there/within a few miles". We're getting some independent confirmation that stuff had a history of happening around our several different hotspots. We're working on some collaborations while keeping our own research our primary focus. As NorthWind and I gain experience and knowledge of all sorts of things bigfoot related, it'll be exciting to see where this goes. I've learned a lot. I've learned how to cast prints, identify tracks of all sorts of critters, how to find and follow game trails and paths, even orient myself in the woods to a minimal degree (I have no sense of direction, thank goodness NorthWind has an excellent sense of direction - and humor). There's a lot to learn, it's a steep learning curve and most if it's done while your getting rained on, in freezing mud, or while you're spooked or just plain tired. It's not just the bigfooting, it's the hiking and outdoors stuff, too. It's going up trails looking for 9 foot tall primates and the trails give bear and cougar warnings. It's keeping your wits about you after being rained on for three hours in 40 degree weather in the middle of no where, and hoping the truck starts when you return to it. It's an adventure into the unknown, and a personal growth opportunity for sure!
  6. 9 points
    Want to see what I've accomplished sitting in my armchair? I long for your approval so that I can go back to being critical of others. Here is the result of YEARS of effort, classifying encounters into the SSR database. Notice that big open spot in Oregon? As of today there are 7190 classified reports in our database, and most (outside of Washington) were entered by me. Along with that, I've been putting John Green reports on this site since they no longer had a public web location. I did this while adding them to SSR. Feel free to read through the 1000 plus John Green reports that I've placed here, while sitting in my armchair. (Follow this link to see them all) Of course sometimes I need a break from all that time in the armchair, providing nothing, so I get out from time to time. Here is one of my encounters - 2018 Here is another: Oh, and then there is all that audio I've collected. Now if it's ok with you, I can get back to pointing out some of the problems I see with this tv program. I have already admitted its not all bad. I actually like Dr. Mayor and Russell Acord. Those are the kind of people I'd like to hang in the woods with. I'd just prefer to do it without fake drama and lies about how far they have to walk. Edit to add: If they need help trying to figure out how tall the eyes were, I made tool for that.
  7. 9 points
    Norse - that is a sweet setup. Just got back this week from the BWCA in northern MN. Fishing was spectacular for the first two day. Between my buddy and I we caught 80+ fish. Last 2 days were slow, 15-20 mph wind with gusts up to 30 out of the SE which really fouls up fishing from a canoe. Saw a family of otters one day. Highlight of the trip was actually seeing what I believe was a wolf. From about 100 yards, it came out of the woods to drink from the lake at dusk. Soon as it saw us it ran back into the woods. Looked too big and dark colored for a coyote. Wasn’t able to snap a pic. I’ve heard them howling many times but first I’ve actually laid eyes on one.
  8. 8 points
    Headed out to the Deep Creek Mountains along the border between UT and NV. Some 12,000' peaks there, it's a remote range with little human presence. Access via the Pony Express trail, a long dusty washboarded affair. With wild horses: And squatchless salt flats: Up into here: Set up camp with much needed shade. Possible cougar scat in the pinyons behind Rover but no sightings: Scrambled up the peak behind for a looksee, tired old mountain top: Cooked up some grub at dusk and went for a stroll down the "trail." Poorwills and nighthawks overhead, crickets and katydids providing soundtrack. Nothing anomalous throughout the night. Following day we made 1300' of bushwhacked gain up through pinyon/sagebrush and 2 steps up, 1 back rottenrock scree to the various peaks S of camp. Saw jackrabbits and a golden eagle who met us at the summit, outside of indeterminate tracks, no other wildlife. Camp down there somewhere: Intended peak but after 1300' up at 8200' we retreated: Down through a slide/tumble scrapefest that often looked like this: Beautiful area with a little water flowing downstream but maybe still too dry...idk
  9. 7 points
    Just got back from 6 days of exploring a small portion of the Six Rivers National Forest and the Siskiyou Wilderness in Northern California. Spent 2 nights car camping in the SRNF and 3 nights backpacking into the wilderness. The best part of the trip was the backpacking part, since I went deeper into the wilderness and I saw plenty of wildlife. Below are some pictures of the wilderness area and the lake where I camped the first night. Also showing a picture of my thermal imager setup. This was the first time that I backpacked with a large lithium battery (the Jackery 240 Wh portable power bank). I had backpacked before with my full size tripod, since the image quality is better when stable. I wanted to test the ability to run the thermal imager and video record all night (8 hours) for 3 nights (without having to monitor and replace the 4 AA lithium batteries every 7 to 8 hours). First night, I heard noises coming from the brush, got out of the tent ~9:38 PM, started recording on the thermal, and saw the buck in the photo. The unit recorded as the buck came out of the bush and walked in front of thermal imager. The time stamp and date on this FLIR unit is not correct and cannot be fixed (apparently the battery that runs the clock is internal to the unit and cannot be replaced unless I ship the unit to manufacturer; this is a design flaw). The 2nd FLIR photo was the 2nd night and occurred down 600 ft in the valley. Again, I left the unit running all night for 8 hours and it captured this bear walking towards the creek. While the photo is not clear (because the bear is far), the video shows its bear shape and motions more clearly. BTW, the buck moved on to the other side of the lake and disturbed the only other backpacker there from 1 to 4 AM. I saw the guy in the morning and he was so scared that he did not sleep and started a fire. He never saw what was making all the noises and stumping the ground. I told him it was the buck, since it did the same in my campground earlier that night. Not sure what was the problem with this buck, but I also captured a doe in the imager that came later, so maybe the buck wanted to clear the area? I was happy to have a thermal imager and see what was making the noises.
  10. 7 points
    OK Folks, here's the video of the thermal imager footage we got last Sunday, and follow up visit the next day. Some producer contacted us, too. Not sure if I am interested or not. I wanted to get the video up first with a copyright on it before we even thought about anything else and then talk it over with @Madison5716. I am certainly not looking for notoriety, nor money really. Then again, $1500 split two ways would put a tiny little microscopic dent in my divorce attorney's bills. Seriously though, I wish every entrant the best. After all, it's all about learning about these majestic creatures, and for me, having a little honest fun and bad humor along the way.
  11. 7 points
    Let's just send him an invisible check!
  12. 7 points
    No, I'll happily go where ever it is to verify it. Thanks to an anonymous donation, the prize is now $1500!
  13. 7 points
  14. 7 points
    I admit I, Wolfjewel, am an armchair Bigfooter. One good thing an armchair philosopher can do, imho, is keep encouraging folks to 👍listen with care to all sides 👍avoid labels 👍state your opinion or experience without fear of putdowns. When people use labels that pit “us against them,” that’s the surest way to guarantee both sides will learn nothing from each other. As a BFF member since 2016, I’ve read plenty of mud-slinging posts in the past. Happily, the public part of the Forum recently got cleaned up (yay!) and violators of the decency code banned. (You can get around that in the Premium section which I’ve just joined, lol.) In 2020 I’d like to invite all new members who wish to share a sighting or experience, to post as soon as possible. Since newbies can’t start a topic but only reply, I’ll ask frequently for their input to my query. Hopefully moderators will judge their sharings worthy. I’m so psyched to hear new voices!
  15. 7 points
    No wonder I was getting cabin fever, it's been 2 months since I last got out! Between bad weather and "honey-do"s I missed 7 weekends, but today was the last day of deer season, so I had no trouble persuading my youngest boy (Oh no!, my baby just turned 49 five days ago!!) to come along for a trip to the mountains. We left home pre-dawn, and were starting up the East Harrison FSR shortly after sunrise. The day was forecast to be decent, not great, but not raining. We encountered some fog for the first hour along the lakeside, but the rest of the day alternated between overcast and sunny breaks. As I usually do, I tried each of the feeder creek valleys along the lake, but found a couple of my favorites gated due to logging activity, and 2 that had been closed earlier in the year now open to travel, so explored those as far towards their headwaters as the roads would allow, and hiked a couple of branches off those that were too overgrown to drive, one of which led to a small lake that I had only previously seen from the other side of that valley. Wildlife was scarce, except for hawks and eagles flying overhead, and a mulie doe that showed up just at dusk as we were driving out. Her colour was so close to that of the muddy road, that I almost ran into her before spotting her in the dim light. There were deer tracks at several areas that we checked, but no bear or cat sign, and no Sasquatch evidence of any sort. We discovered that the winding mountainside road had taken it's toll since I was last there earlier this year. At Km 14, there were 2 crosses at the roadside, dated Nov 2nd, where 2 young men had apparently gone off the shoulder on the downhill side, which is a sheer 500m (1600') drop to the lakeshore. Just 11km further in, there was obvious evidence of a logging truck having slid off the downhill side, as the load of logs was still 50m down the slope, where several large trees had prevented it from plunging further down. You could see where the truck had been dragged back up the slope to the road, and a few small parts still littered the slope. That one may make the next season of "Highway Through Hell", as this is part of the region covered by the companies that feature on that show. It was certainly an interesting day in the mountains, with OK weather, great scenery, and some father/son bonding time, which is always a joy. Here's my usual slew of pics: Snowline along the mountainside: Big Silver Creek: Tragedy along the way The narrow main logging road My 6' tattooed "baby boy" The small lake we hiked in to
  16. 7 points
    The old Sasquatch looking through windows routine. What about footprints by the window(s)? Muddy prints on porch by front door? Things to do: buy a set of LEGO's. Spread LEGO's on ground in area of windows. Cover with one layer of leaves. Wait and listen.
  17. 7 points
    I thought I would share a few photos from some of my forays since my relocation, I have done a good deal of exploring the more wild regions of Eastern WA , Northern ID and even Western MT. Since moving I have spent a great deal of time exploring eastern WA, Northern ID and sections of Western Montana, these areas are remote, thick and dangerous. The forest is very diverse and is composed of a wide variety of coniferous trees that range in age, I was very surprised at the density of trees I find over a century old in the valleys, lungwort lichen is very common as well as old mans beard. The lower canopy is thick with blueberry, thimble berry, raspberry, strawberry and even salmon berry along the creeks. The valleys and waterways are coated in moss, fungi and ground lichens as the soil does in fact demonstrate moisture retention. This habitat is just beyond great, prints of animals register very well as the moss is not as dense or springy so tracking is just perfect here, many of the creeks actually have soil or sandbars also. This area has all of the primary species we know of in WA state but also all of the creatures we encounter in the Canadian boreal forest, this area is regarded a unique hybrid environment of temperate rain-forest and northern boreal forest. The species list for large mammals includes cougar, bobcat, lynx, grey wolves, coyote, red fox, forest caribou, black tailed deer, white tailed deer, moose, elk, mountain goat, rocky mountain sheep, black bear, grizzly bear and Sasquatch.
  18. 7 points
    Not all hunters are incompetent, but I would venture to guess that most are, and the percentage of incompetent hunters has increased with social urbanization. Moreover, hunters aren't hunting for sasquatches, and they are fairly well versed with hunting laws and regs, which literally didn't exist a century ago. While hunters seem quite able to kill bears and moose in Alaska, you might be surprised to learn that the overall success rate in Alaska for moose is @ 20%, and that is for nearly 100,000 hunters hunting 200,000 moose, the success rate in most game management units is much lower (under 10% is common), and the success rate for bears (especially brown or grizzly bears) is significantly lower than that. I believe they are extremely rare. For example, there are only an estimated 45,000 brown/grizzly bears in all of North America, Canada and Alaska included. Of these, 75% of them are in Alaska, and of the Alaskan bears, the vast majority are concentrated in Game Management Units 3, 4, 5, 8, and 9. If there are only an estimated 5,000 sasquatches on the continent, that's less than 10% of the grizzly population, and also extremely localized in remote habitat featuring great cover and concealment. Conversely, there are human habitations and structures literally everywhere, including in the middle of classified wilderness lands and parks. Many are often uninhabited, which encourages wild animals of all kinds to become emboldened to hang out in the area only to bevome invaded when the humans show up. This is a common theme with all kinds of animals. No doubt about it. As an example, I'm an experienced, accomplished, and frequent Alaskan big game hunter, I'm a strong believer in the existence of sasquatches, and not only do I not hunt for them, I have come to the reasoned conclusion that the only way I would shoot one is in self defense. Of all the people on this forum, there are just a few who regularly state that they are pro kill and they regularly go out looking for sasquatches. I believe so, especially in the 1970's. Has NAWAC professed a pro kill position and mounted hunting expeditions to that end? Probably, along with a lack of experience, know how, time, access, and sasquatches to shoot. Good question. Everybody on this forum who is pro kill has proposed a number of scenarios. I'm confident that quite a few factors are important: * Fresh reports in the area would be ideal * A history of sightings in that area are important * Funding, which isn't cheap; even a relatively local week long caribou hunt for me will cost a few hundred dollars just in fuel, communications subscriptions, spare parts, etc. That doesn't include food (I eat anyway at home) or license and tag (a sasquatch hunt might require some sort of license and tag, however, to legally justify the carry of firearms in the woods, depending on the politics of the area, but in Alaska, I already have a lifetime license), and I'm already all geared up * The proper tactic is critical; baiting? Calling? Spot and stalk? Stalking upwind along a noisy creek like Patterson & Gimlin? * Spending plenty of time on location........like weeks * Complete access to the area, both legally and tactically * A good plan for carcass preservation and extraction, including out of the woods as well as to a final destination, which would include a plan for interstate/international smuggling, all of which is illegal on the federal/international level (CITES) * A good legal defense plan and funding in the possible event of criminal prosecution
  19. 7 points
    Spent two days on the black river catching Apache trout. Apache Sitgreaves NF. Bighorn came off ridge and grazed right through camp this morn. Currently in Alpine Az, staying at RV park, getting showers and ice and catching up on emails and texts. Update on Smittybuilt RTT. I love the ease and simplicity of taking it down and putting it up. Stayed dry in pouring rain and hail. Don’t worry about lumpy ground or tree roots like with traditional tents. My only complaint is the platform is made out of some white material that bows a bit. We tried to keep sleeping bags in tent when it folded up. The hinge didn’t like that. And will try to pop out of its track. Would prefer if the deck was more rigid and deeper so the bedding could stay in the tent, dry and ready for bed time. It’s well worth 1200 bucks I think. A cabelas alaknak costs similar. And is just fabric and a pole set.It also doesn’t come with a rain fly and you would get wet in bad weather. My son likes the light bar and charging station that came with it. Hang a IPad off the ridge pole and we are watching westerns when the sun goes down and charging phones. These look like rainbow to me. They stock the river every friday.
  20. 7 points
    Apache Sitgreaves NF Elk bugled all last night. We stayed right above John Wayne’s old ranch the 26 Bar ranch. Its kinda yellowstone like. Flatish with big meadows. Checking out the Gila NF right now to the east. It seems lower with more juniper.
  21. 6 points
    Let's say someone has developed an interest in sasquatching. They see things on TV and want to participate but, never having led an outdoor life, they ask themselves -- where do I start? None of my friends of family are believers. I think a BFRO expedition would be an awesome way to segue into that world. How is it any different than paying a photographer to teach you how to use a manual camera, a ski instructor showing you how to downhill ski, an artist teaching how to paint, or even an attorney for advice? We all have to begin somewhere and if no one in your life has any experience with sasquatching, you pay for it. I call that a smart thing to do. People have to recognize, and accept, that they don't know what they don't know. If it's a painting, and you do it on your own and fail, you've wasted some materials. If you venture into the woods, trying to be emulate the bigfooting you saw on TV, and fail, you could end up on the ugly side of a SAR rescue. In the end, they may develop friendships which allow them to go sasquatching again and again as a member of BFRO or a local group of similarly-interested people. Friendships develop and flourish. That, to me, is a very small deposit to make for a large payoff in the future.
  22. 6 points
    Some of the coolest things I've seen in the woods have been while turkey hunting. We turkey hunt by going out the previous afternoon and locating a flock, noting what areas they are feeding and traveling in, then seeing where they roost at night. Then, we pick a spot where we think they will go to in the morning and get there before light, set up a blind, or do a makeshift blind, and set up a couple of decoys. We are totally camouflaged, head to toe, and stay absolutely still since turkeys can detect the slightest movement at great distances. Then we just sit there dead silent and motionless until it gets light out and the turkeys (hopefully) fly down to within shooting distance of our hiding spots. I've had deer walk up to me and sniff my boots, and birds land on my hat. I've seen cougars stalking deer, and tons of wildlife that never knew I was there. If I knew of a spot that had heavy BF activity, I would use the turkey hunting method to spot one.
  23. 6 points
    Hoaxers make field work more difficult. When you have to sort of what might have been done by humans and what was done by something else. I consider call blasting, making vocal calls, and making wood knocks nearly in the same category as hoaxing. It forces field researchers to have to figure out if humans are in the area making those sounds. Even worse than that, I have seen little evidence that it increases the chance of having visual contact with BF. Evidence seems to show that it just scares BF away once they determine that the sounds were made by humans. Another factor related to that is what those who have had extended contact with groups of BF tell me. BF do not like humans to be deceitful or tricksters. They seem to have no sense of humor about that sort of thing. I guess it is a matter of trust. They need some level of trust with a human to want to have contact. Trying to lure BF in with vocalizations and knocking would create an atmosphere of distrust.
  24. 6 points
    Yesterday, I went on a hiking adventure rather than a sasquatching one. I hiked with a buddy and we went up and over three mountains on a peninsula. The interior forest was a bit hazy as we started up the first one. Then, as you proceed from the first mountain to the second one to the third, you walk some of the way along a ridgeline, where you are treated to a view of both sides. The area is well known for its population of timber rattlers and if bitten there is no fast or easy way back to your car. That doesn't bode well. I've been hiking and backpacking many years and this hike was the most difficult one I've ever done. That includes Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Desolation Valley, and the Grand Canyon. Steep climbs, then sliding down nearly-vertical terrain on your backside as you proceed down the mountain. The descents, with their rock ledges and narrow pathways, were more rigorous than the ascents. One missed step, which becomes easier when you begin to get tired, and you're tumbling down nearly vertical cliffs in some areas. All-in-all it was a great day hiking and the continuous views along the way inspired us to continue forward. Edited: To add the last picture. At the summit of the first mountain there was a deer. Didn't expect that. The reason I am including it is to show why "blobsquatches" are prevalent in pictures today. I had to hurry to get a picture of the deer as it began to move away. The camera focused on the vegetation rather than the deer.
  25. 6 points
    Slipped my leash yesterday and got out into the field. Talk about social distancing, I never saw another human. The objectives were to visit my old research area and show my companion as many of the contact locations as I could. Both to add context to my encounters and look for any signs of present activities. I pulled into the road leading to the NEON site, and a large sign indicated that the area was now off limits due to the COVID 19 thing. Worried about something getting the virus? I wonder. What was puzzling was that I passed a popular county park getting there and it was packed with vehicles and people hiking around. I nearly blew off the trip but being so familiar with the area, knew a way in, that would not take me near any warning signs. We parked and hiked in. The first location was where I had been subjected to chest beating because I had peed in front of a watching bigfoot. I have mentioned, that after reporting that encounter to the BFRO, I noticed two trees had been marked with blue paint about a month later. When I pointed that out to my hiking companion I noticed for the first time that the paint on both trees had a blue FU. Now I am wondering who did that and what FU means. We slipped around a locked gate and hiked into the area on an abandoned logging road. The next location was the collapsed lava tube and the spring that bubbles out of it. Near that was the log which I was hiking past that got me zapped. A tree had blown down and now rested on top of the rotting log. It is larger than I remember. It is about 4 feet in diameter and a BF could easily have hidden next to it and not been seen. The stick that I had found inside the log and left there was not in it but laying nearby. The log is definitely full of termites. I could see the side of the log full of termite borrows. No indication that it had been messed with further since I had last been there, other than the stick was no longer inserted into it. From that point we went to the location where I got growled at. While there was some down threes when that happened, there were many more there now. When you clear cut, the trees at the edge of it are exposed to unrestricted wind and blow down at horrific rates. Some of the root balls were 20 feet in diameter. After traversing the clear cut, we went into a area where a creek runs downhill in a forested area and I have found many footprints crossing the human trail. Another human had been there recently, but no BF prints. The next location visited was where I had my first encounter. Standing in the same spot, I described the approaching whoops, pointing in their direction, and how I was standing in the trail with no nearby cover to hide behind. I just stood there, expecting to be run over by the producer of the heavy footfalls headed right at me. When I finished telling about the event and we took a different route back to the truck. My companion was surprised that I knew the area so well. On the abandoned logging road, I showed the location where I was hit on the back pack by a rock. The wonderful thing about the area was that is was so active yet was in just a few square miles. I was really lucky to have found it. But at the same time it hurts to have it go inactive. We managed to get back to the truck and be home before night fall.
  26. 6 points
    I got out for the day with 2 members of our group, Thomas Steenburg, and Robert J., in Robert's very tricked out Toyota Tundra. This truck has it all for getting out in the back country; 6" lift, custom heavy duty suspension, 37" AT tires on 20" rims, winch on custom front bumper, and LED lights every where! We had a dashcam and 2 go-pros running while on the trails, and cameras at the ready while out of the truck, but with nothing to show for it but some scenery shots. Our route took us into our restricted access area on the N side of the Fraser River, where we encountered more snow than even supertruck could handle, so Plan B was up the west side of Harrison Lake, where we managed to stay below the snow line. We stopped for several short hikes off the main forestry road, and Robert videoed a couple of interviews with Thomas at sites of local lore, which should be up on Thomas' YouTube channel after processing. I showed Robert some fossil sea shells in an spot I had found before, at 2500' elevation, that had been a seabed several million years ago, before these mountains had been pushed up. By 4:00 PM, the weather turned wet, and even colder, so we backtracked down the lake to pavement, and home. The day was not a total loss, as we had some spirited discussion during our ride times, and it's always entertaining to soak in Thomas' encyclopedic knowledge of all things Sasquatch related, and a drive through some interesting country, including the area of the aftermath of a large forest fire that burned though about 20km of the west shoreline 5 years ago.
  27. 6 points
    Unwarranted criticism: So simple even a caveman can do it.
  28. 6 points
    I have experienced the metal type sounds during an event, I have heard what sounds like steel poles being pulled over concrete, I have heard what sounded like a tin car door slamming ( jeep, geo ) in an area with ZERO cars around and I have heard what sounds like a tin can being thrown at a tree. I will share a fascinating story ( it is long but related to the metal sounds ) I was told by a partner/friend who remains in western WA at this time. I have spoke with him and the other fellow who was present for the experience several times and each time I think about the event it is just blows my mind. Both of these men are intelligent, aware and knowledgeable on all subjects and I trust them and their interpretation of the events as accurate. I may be missing some details or have a small detail miss placed but I will recall to the best of my knowledge. I believe this took place in February of 2012 at a research site in Lewis county of Washington state, my friend Kirk and his friend Bill had decided to visit an area that has been long known for activity to stay the night and see what happened. They went up to an old pit still gravel site to try and escape the onset of weather ( this area has always had activity ), they setup camp and bundled up to fight the cold. This gravel pit is about 65 yards long by 40 yards wide and the camp is in the bottom at a depth of about 12 to 14 feet. The pit kind of eats into the side of a plateau, the road skirts up and around to the back of the pit and continues on. Bill brought his truck mounted camper and Kirk setup to cramp all of his 6 '1 frame in his little 03 chevy tracker for the night.They stayed up for a while around a fire and the wind was blowing hard with a heavy wind chill, the temp that night was around 24 degrees or so. They grew tired of fighting the cold wind and decided to call it a night, they put out the fire and crawled in for the night until around 2 am Kirk woke up to a loud knock. It was so loud it startled him awake, the wind had died down but he sort of blew it off as something breaking and started to drift back to sleep but suddenly heard another loud bang coming from up on the left side of ledge of the gravel pit just up slope. He laid there listening for a few minutes and suddenly began hearing what sounded like a tin soup can or coffee tin being tapped on, it was without cadence or timing, just moments of constant tapping. The sound was coming from the same location of the second knock, it would go on and then stop for a few moments then continue for 30 seconds then stop for a minute at a time. This went on for several minutes then stopped for another length of time, suddenly the sound started again but this time it had moved about 15 yards closer along the rim of the gravel pit. The sound then began moving down from the rim to the bottom in camp and started circling the car, at this time Kirk is VERY awake and rather concerned. He told me that the inside of the car had frosted on all the windows do to breathing and the cold temps so he could not see anything, this thing suddenly stopped banging on the can and began touching the car, and then began tapping on the car for just a few moments then it fell quiet for several minutes. What Kirk did not know is that this animal left from his car to go over and explore around Bill's camper, Bill told me he woke up to the camper getting shoved, he is a side sleeper and the rocking was so hard that it rolled him onto his face and he woke up freaked out as his camper was rocking, for a split second he thought the wind was insane but it became clear that this was not the case as the thing stopped and then went around to the other side of the camper. The shaking stopped and the creature left Bill's camper and had now returned to Kirk's car and it began to start tapping on the car and putting weight against the car and moving it. It started going to the back of the car where Kirk had a bag of camping equipment on top of his car ( tent bags, cables, rope, bags, lighter and instant logs ), started grabbing and moving the bag off the top of the car, the sound stopped and then he heard the zipper running back and forth at a high rate of speed for several seconds. It was quiet for about a minute then the thing began bumping and tapping the car once again and by this time Kirk was completely unnerved and could not take any more so he set of the car lights, the horn and started screaming and pounding on the car to scare it off. The thing took off crashing up the slope and over the ledge and dropped into a ravine where it let out a loud whoop and it was gone, seconds after that Bill jumped out of the camper in his long johns with his light mounted AR15 and began sweeping the area, Kirk by this time exited the car with his light and they both started looking around the camp to make sure it was not still around. The noted that the bag had been removed from the roof and set on the ground with about half of the contents removed neatly next to the bag, they went over to the camper as Bill was explaining to Kirk what he heard and they found that the thing had gotten into a tub behind the camper also and opened the contents for examination. Bill did not hear this happen and was not aware until he walked Kirk over to the camper. They stayed awake for several hours talking about the experience with one eye over each shoulder. This event was one of the most interesting experiences I have heard told in person, in my opinion this thing was using some kind of tin can to try and find out if people where present or awake before coming in and investigating/testing the cars. That takes a high degree of planning, and tactical execution.This creature knew that people could be a danger so it came up with a plan to test the situation in escalating steps, first the general area and then each car individually with the tapping and rocking.
  29. 6 points
    I went and talked to some of my neighbors... The neighbor almost directly across the road from me moved in not too long ago... Is one of the few rent houses on our road.. anyway they have two children around the ages 9 to 11.. their dog came up missing about a week and a half ago also.. Checked a few of the trail cameras yesterday and found two interesting images of a figure behind the playhouse.. I want to apologize for being a ass in more than one post..Ive been under alot of stress dealing with not only this but the doubts from people close to me, etc. I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to offer their knowledge and expertise along the way, especially Joe, I can never thank you enough.. Although there really hasn't been an act of aggression.. the fact that no amount of cameras, gunshots, etc have deturd the "curiosity" of these things I made a difficult decision and took my wife and kids to Arkansas on Thursday to stay with her family until we move or find a solution I'm comfortable with.. activity still continues as recent as last night.. Sorry for the camera shot straight from the desktop screen but my internet has been acting up the last 3 days and didn't have time to do much else..https://imgur.com/gallery/Flhk463
  30. 6 points
    Starchunk has earned a one week vacation from the BFF for trolling. Please ignore his posts and continue...
  31. 6 points
    Ive always been open to BF producing eye shine but the idea of actually projecting light out of its eyes I cannot buy. I typically just toss that on the same pile of BF traits such as using portals or other amazing feats that perpetuate the legend and myth that is BF. No offense to anyone but I can’t buy it.
  32. 6 points
    I'm your Huckleberry... The first howl, and maybe two that follow are very squatchy. I think everything after is coyotes and dogs. I filtered out the high frequency noise, deleting everything above 2kHz. I amplified the middle frequency range about 36db so you can hear it. For good measure I boosted just the initial howl by another 5 db. It's not perfect, but it's pretty good considering I only worked on it for a few minutes. Adobe Audition is an awesome tool... An mp3 file is attached... OK Howl filtered and amplified.mp3
  33. 6 points
    Make sure you have Google Earth installed and open the KML file below. I did a search with a 40 mile radius (approximate). There are 13 reports in OK. 23 if you include the area across the river in TX. SSRID Edit BFRO Class SSR Score Date State County Latitude Longitude Altitude Map Link Moon Phase Sighting Time Evidence Sighting Report 5187 A 5 07/01/1972 OK Pittsburg 34.762360 -95.749886 668.00 NED 5131 A 4 07/16/1977 OK Latimer 34.975534 -95.355756 874.00 NED 5147 A 5 04/01/1981 OK Latimer 34.940918 -95.328731 619.00 NED 6827 B 3 12/18/1990 OK Bryan 33.937994 -96.532832 649.00 NED 5326 A 5 06/01/1992 OK Atoka 34.404900 -96.137000 543.00 NED 5386 A 6 10/01/1995 OK Choctaw 33.999500 -95.689700 557.00 NED 6835 A 4 10/30/2002 OK Choctaw 34.001333 -95.388686 419.00 5354 A 5 10/12/2004 OK Atoka 34.254636 -96.213021 494.40 5748 A 4 10/12/2005 OK Atoka 34.256413 -96.212500 159.00 5108 A 5 07/16/2006 OK Atoka 34.266775 -96.230862 503.00 5138 A 3 07/18/2006 OK Atoka 34.266987 -96.272311 578.00 6817 A 5 03/20/2007 OK Atoka 34.288700 -96.214500 552.00 NED 5031 B 7 05/07/2016 OK Atoka 34.226822 -96.146387 495.00 Total Records Searched 7086 Records Matching Filters 13 If you click on the sighting marker on Google Earth, it'll display a link to the corresponding BFRO report. There is one with physical evidence from NAWAC, report 27218. Bigfoot-Forums-SSR.kml
  34. 6 points
    Messing around with outdoor hardware and peeking are commonly reported when BFs come around homes. It's thought to be curiosity rather than aggression. Hopefully, he'll be smart and not resort to violence. Here's a list I found elsewhere. Light ’em Up Put up lots of lights up high –over 15 feet high, if you can manage–around the yard for night time. Put a wire cage around the bulbs because they will throw rocks or yank them off the wall. Even Christmas lights are useful. Strobes are good, too. Shine lights out from inside the house. All lights must be able to be switched on from inside the house. Motion detector lights can be defeated, so don’t use those. Bigfoot are too smart for that. Zillion watt flashlights and spotlights. They hate that. I hear they dislike green and blue lasers, available cheaply on the internet. Lock doors both when out of the house and when you are in the house. Lock up tight at night, close windows. Small, inexpensive motion activated and very shrill alarms which firmly attach to windows and doors can be bought for around $5. They work surprisingly well. Bigfoot know and avoid cameras. Put up game cameras. Yes, they can avoid them, but it’s the deterrent factor you are after, not pictures. Ask the local PD or sheriff to do extra patrols to make sure you are safe from what might be a crazy drifter or a prisoner on the lam. Air horn, flash-bangs, fireworks, loud noise. Got a cannon? LOUD. Do not ever feed them or put food outside or throw leftovers outside in the woods. No trees or plants that produce food. Unintended consequences are a bitch. No deer feeders in the area. Bird feeders either. Store animal food inside. Discourage deer from hanging around. When you see one, use the air horn. Also other small animals, which bigfoot also eat. Do a little target practice around the property, using safety sense. Be armed and let them see that. HOWEVER, DO NOT SHOOT AT THEM except in an extreme life or death situation, because they will escalate their activity and threat level. Empty outdoor freezers or refrigerators. Cut down all weeds, brush, and trees around the house. Shade is nice, but quiet is nicer. Drain swimming pools. Lock up livestock at night, from chickens to bulls. Put big dogs in barn. Do not chain them up. Install powerful speakers outside high up, and, when you know they are nearby, start yelling through them. Etc.
  35. 6 points
    The second trip was this weekend, Sep. 21/22, a little further afield, to the Placer Mt area, east of Manning Park and south of Hwy 3. My friend Murphy had arrived Friday, but I wasn't able to get away till early Sat morning, so I arrived at the campsite on the banks of Copper Creek at 9 AM. It was a beautiful sunny day in the high country, and we spent most of the day exploring a few of the 100+ km of logging roads and fire trails in the mountain valleys, hiking several of the more overgrown ones. This was not just a research trip, as hunting season is now open, so we both had tags for deer and bear, and shotguns for game birds. We returned to camp for lunch at about 2PM, and I had a very interesting chat with a young man at the campsite. It started with my admiring his very large dog, a Great Dane/Ridgeback cross. The dog seemed to like me, after I gently put my hand out for him to sniff, and he soon was leaning against my leg for ear scratching and neck rubbing, which I happily provided while talking to his owner. During our chat about the areas roads and trails, Mike noticed my sasquatch pin on my outdoor vest, and broached the subject of sightings. After I told him of my sighting 40 years ago, he confided to me that he had seen one in 2007, along with another witness. His sighting turned out to have been in an area that I know well, near Harrison Lake, and near several other sighting reports that I'm familiar with. After lunch, Murphy and I went for another hike on a seldom travelled branch of one of the roads about 10 km from our camp. There we came across abundant game sign, both tracks and droppings, and bagged a couple of grouse. In one of my photos, you'll see a boot print , deer track, coyote track, and 2 bear prints, all in one small area of about 30"x30". We saw no evidence of Sasquatch activity at all. We shared a pleasant evening at the campfire, along with adult beverages, and got a good nights rest in the camper, but awoke at 7AM to rain, and called it done, packed up, and drove home. Another shot of the game tracks:
  36. 6 points
    Just got back from seven day Alaska cruise with my wife. I haven't been very active the past few years due to health issues. Doing better now dropped 50 lbs getting out walking and plan to get out there and do more time in the forests. We saw dozens of hump back whales some Orcas, porpoises, sea otters, seals but no bears. Lots of salmon in Sitka AK.
  37. 6 points
    I think this is most likely correct. Something so close to us that the DNA tests used for species identification mistakes it for us, contamination or slightly degraded. That points to something much much closer than chimp. There are, however, some anomalies of behavior / apparent ability which should not be ignored. There is something to the picture we don't understand yet. MIB
  38. 6 points
    Yesterday we did a 30 mile run over Bolum pass. Roughest USFS road I have ever seen. Much of the road up top was just jagged boulders. The Chev on 35’s was too low in spots and scraped. Weird but pretty rock down here. Some gray like home but a lot of red. And some of it erodes like blocks. Which gives the road a step like appearance. Saw a red fox and mule deer. Lots of aspen trees. Lots of grass. Lots of old mines. Wyatt fished in a small lake. But it was full of what he called salamanders? No idea. Saw a Ford with MO plates on the Durango side. Plate said FOOTN!
  39. 6 points
    First night Alpine Wy. Second night Ouray Co.
  40. 5 points
    Can it be done? If so, how would one accomplish it? The first thing to know might be what does science look for in a sample? Should samples be from soil or water? Or both? What materials are needed and where would people get the materials? How much would they cost? Where would one send a sample? And there a few other questions that people have and have asked. So this thread is to explore this technology and, on a more serious tack, figure out a way to get samples from the field and have them tested. This is the basic procedure for water sampling along with some good information on materials: E-DNA USGS Field Sampling Protocols.pdf Here is a very recent article about detecting land mammals from water samples: https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/researchers-detect-land-animals-using-dna-in-nearby-water-bodies-67481 If Sasquatch is in North America, then the links show that the creature CAN be detected by taking water samples,, and how best to collect those samples to reduce the risk of Human contamination- something that has wrecked a lot of DNA in the eyes of ourselves as well as science. There are excellent ways to avoid contamination. One good question is about the type of testing to be done. Is it one where the aim is to detected ALL creatures in a given location within a general habitat? Or does one target a specific species? This is an important question because it will come down to what type of lab would need to be secured to do the testing. Some say something like a Human ancestry company but most that I hear of charge around $200 to run a sample. And while they may tell you where your DNA came from it may not tell you your a Sasquatch. This thread is to discuss what should be sampled, where, why, and then where to send the sample(s) at what cost. And maybe later on what does one do with the results should results be forthcoming. And also which would be better, finding all animals or just target one, like primates. it could depend on which is cheaper, but more importantly, which method would be best for discovering Sasquatch. This really is a thread for Dr. Meldrum, Dr. Disotell, and Dr. Mayor, so forgive me if I stumble a few times because I'm not a scientist. We could start this off by submitting suggestions for where some field sampling could be done. I know of several off the top of my head but I'll leave it to members to offer suggestions. The biggie though? I will work on finding a lab or labs to do the testing.....and start saving my money
  41. 5 points
    My son and I went on a mini expedition to Moscow mountain today. He rode his old dirt bike and I took my UTV. Neither of our girlfriends were interested in looking for Bigfoot, lol. We rode all over the mountain and checked a lot of areas for tracks. Nothing. Then we went up to the old lookout spot where there was a sighting featured on the show Finding Bigfoot. It's also reported on the BFRO sightings page: http://bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp?id=12913 I'm familiar with this spot as I used to party there in high school. I went there today and thought it would be interesting to take pics of where the reported sighting was. Now, the sighting was 15 years prior, so a lot of what they said they could see back then is no longer possible. First photo is approaching the rock outcropping where the sighting took place. Second photo is looking directly at the area where the creature was. Third photo is my ugly mug standing right where the witnesses were with the sighting spot in the background.
  42. 5 points
    Since the audio was recorded with a digital recorder, I did my best to sync it up to the FLIR. It may be off by a few seconds, but it was taken at the same time. I did what I could to bleep out profanity, too. Turns out @Madison5716's mouth was cleaner than mine.
  43. 5 points
    We got out yesterday to an area I've spent a good bit of time poking around and camping in. I had seen from sat imagery that it had a clearcut adjacent to the location where I had a rock thrown. Upon arriving I saw the imagery wasn't quite up to date, the cut extended right down to "my" spot and almost down to the stream I'd bushwhack along. This is just about where my truck was parked when i heard the rock go through the trees. It landed at what was once a poplar tree, now the stump visible dead ahead here: IMG_5259 by LIght Pirate, on Flickr And from further back up the old woods road: IMG_5258 by LIght Pirate, on Flickr Which we followed the remains of back to what has become a sizable pond, thanks to Castor Canadensis, finding tons of coyote and possibly cougar scat along with young moose tracks: IMG_5234 by LIght Pirate, on Flickr Passing the last remnants of Winter and some still intact 3rd or 4th growth: IMG_5251 by LIght Pirate, on Flickr At the beaver flowage, old road thoroughly flooded out by the dam: IMG_5237 by LIght Pirate, on Flickr Here we saw a partially submerged adult Bald Eagle, a soaring juvenile, a pair of Mallards, Belted Kingfisher, a troupe of Tree Swallows, a group of unidentified ducks, possibly Golden Eyes and heard Wood frogs, Spring Peepers and a lone Bullfrog: IMG_5238 by LIght Pirate, on Flickr From there down to the Lake where I've Winter camped and accessed the surrounding forest via the ice (which makes an amazing, deep groaning sound when cracking!) Nice old woods here: IMG_5270 by LIght Pirate, on Flickr IMG_5262 by LIght Pirate, on Flickr And further in along a narrow spur to a small pond that is a nice camp spot with decent habitat. With telltale signs of degenerate troglodyte activity in the form of wlmart buckets of human waste and TP tossed around. Man, I find that infuriating when people do that to places like this. walmarts are for shi***ng in, not here. #failed species. Anyway: IMG_5274 by LIght Pirate, on Flickr I hadn't been up there for a couple of years and wanted to check on things. We kept an eye out for tracks, saw a young moose, a porcupine and a muskrat but no signs of our quarry. There is a good sighting report from the mid 90's IIRC not far from any of these places. It's all good habitat and almost no one gets off the logging roads.
  44. 5 points
    I have some housekeeping to do... Two days ago I posted a knee-jerk response to NatFoot which I regret. What I implied about NatFoot and the BFF was inaccurate and uncalled-for. I apologize to NatFoot and to the BFF Community/Admins.
  45. 5 points
    I just spent the morning with Mark. This is a valid active sighting. Mark is a squared-away guy who just has a Sasquatch problem. Mark and I will be posting some more details and videos which will assist with understanding this activity.
  46. 5 points
    Since I first mentioned it here, I'll update Bill Miller's status. I learned at a group get together at Thomas Steenburg's new home, that Bill is now released from the hospital in WA., and is now back home in Ill. Thomas said that Bill sounds like his usual self again, which is a very good thing to hear.
  47. 5 points
    I made an afternoon trip out to the location of the sighting from 2007, reported to me by Mike, which I mentioned in my post of Sep.22, on the previous page. He had said that the creature seen by himself and a companion that day in Oct of 2007 had crossed in front of their vehicle in daylight just at the Km 4 marker on the Harrison East FSR. It was seen to cross the road from the forested downhill side, and proceeded uphill through a recent clearcut, then cross the Slollicum FSR above the cut, and disappear into the old second growth timber above that road, a distance of about 250m (280yds). The Slollicum FSR had been gated for the last 3 years, but I was fortunate to find that the gate was now removed, as logging operations further uphill had been completed. This allowed access to that road, but with the challenge of newly cut drainage channels every few hundred meters, as the road was now considered "decommissioned" until needed for logging in the future. My newly lifted Outlander, with larger tires installed earlier this week, could just barely crawl through the trenches, and I did manage to scuff both the front and rear bumper skins in doing so. Oh well, it's 18 months old now, and over 80,000km, so not a new car to cry over a few scratches any more. I got a few shots of the sighting location, and a few of the fall colours for fun. Looking down the now 12 year old clearcut to HarrisonE FSR from Slollicum Rd The second growth timber above Slollicum FSR Parked on Slollicum Fall colours higher up the Slollicum road
  48. 5 points
    Here is a stabilized clip I put together of the 1st encounter in the Freeman footage. It sure looks like the BF is carrying something big in her right arm, such as a youngun' (which she picked up later in the footage).
  49. 5 points
    I respectfully offer that if you knew how to conduct your own investigation into the film's subject you may think differently? My own efforts in that have determined that Patty couldn't be a person in a suit. I had a thread here that discusses Patty's shoulder width and how I was able to determine it's ratio to her height. The outcome of that when taken in context with the rest of the creature's actions speaks for itself. The only ones who dispute the fill are, and will continue to be, the ones who either do not do the work themselves or will not accept the work already done by others if they even know about what's already been determined. This isn't a slam on you, starchunk, it's only a reminder that at face value only the film will always be called into question. It's only after seeing what other researchers have done on the film that any arrivals at the truth can be made.
  50. 5 points
    Last night we stayed in Blanco canyon just south of Pagosa Springs.
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