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  1. 3 points
    When we were camped in the Bluff Creek area in 2012 and just recently in October we camped at Louse Camp, and the road to the spur to go down to the P-G filmsite is just a few miles. Then you have to walk the rest of the way. Louse Camp has one portable toilet, which has been there for as long as I can remember. The first time I was in Louse Camp was Summer 1980. The actual P-G filmsite, as best as i can tell, has not gone down in elevation but the area that is near Bluff Creek has had considerable soil erosion and the creek is easily seven feet below the site, if not more. I would say closer to maybe twelve feet and it appears the creek now is on bedrock. Some of the filmsite that was viewable in 1967 is all washed away. It is an interesting place and I encourage people to visit to satisfy their own curiosity.
  2. 2 points
    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.
  3. 2 points
    Last week we had several days of rain, with some good down-pours Friday, then starting clearing up early morning Saturday.......I went hiking and found this really cool 'fresh' track-way. It crisscrossed the off-trail I was on, and through a section of softer ground material. Just a leisurely stroll with a dad and his boy early in the morning, except in this case it was a rather large Hairyman and his Juviefoot son. Here a pics of the best ones of each, it was really cool to see this, plus knowing the tracks were only hours old, and they could still be hanging around close by. It was near this pool & waterfall......great place to 'hang' for sure........Lulu likes it too:)
  4. 2 points
    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/04/ancient-dna-sediment-neanderthal-denisovan/524433/ This is the link from Cliff's site that I posted earlier here. It was given to inform people of the eDNA tests that they were talking about doing on the nests. This is a small exert. Viviane Slon from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and her colleagues have now managed to extract and sequence the DNA of ancient animals from sediment that’s up to 240,000 years old. By doing so, they can infer the presence of Neanderthals, Denisovans, and other extinct hominids without ever having to find their bones. “We were surprised by how well it works,” says Slon. “The success rates were amazing.” Neanderthal and Denisovans are different than us but they share the human chromosome 2 fusion. All members of Hominidae except humans, Neanderthals, and Denisovans have 24 pairs ofchromosomes. Humans have only 23 pairs of chromosomes.Human chromosome 2 is a result of an end-to-end fusion of two ancestral chromosomes.
  5. 1 point
    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?
  6. 1 point
    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!
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    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
  8. 1 point
    ^^^ 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.
  9. 1 point
    Can't comment on Finding Bigfoot, as I've never seen the show.
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  11. 1 point
    ^^ that print looks more promising. The track does not have the "moccasin" shape that people that heave worn shoes all their life have. If you see the moccasin shape and you can bet it is a human print. Glade to see you started carrying a ruler, great idea if you are looking for prints. This pic will give you a comparison. The foot on the left has never worn shoes. The foot on the right has worn shoes. This can help eliminate some tracks because their are almost no people now that have never worn shoes. You also have to take into account of the toed shoes. The toed shoes as far as I know they have traction designs on the bottom that will show up in a track that is not washed out.
  12. 1 point
    When we were there in 2012, we camped at a campsite about 45 minutes hike from the film site. So we hiked in each morning, and spent about 6 hours there, and hiked out. The campsite area had some toilet facilities and some cleared areas for tents or camper vehicles.
  13. 1 point
    When Mother nature calls in air support is when it gets really real.
  14. 1 point
    Yup...he's our reference material...
  15. 1 point
    That does sound like some new tech in DNA. Not sure if they are speaking specificly about the same testing with E-DNA. We need to understand what gene they are using and whether hominins differ in that gene.
  16. 1 point
    When you do, please write an article for the Squatchipedia about how to do it correctly. Thanks
  17. 1 point
    PGF then and now. For those few who might have missed it, here is a video on YouTube of an expedition to the site where they found the site. Please go to 6 min in where Bill Munns outlines the site. A very interesting point is the fact the site now sits lower than in 1967 due to erosion. That is, it is now many feet lower than in 1967 (See Video at 7:55 )
  18. 1 point
    QE Much of what we do here is trying to find explanations for experienced events. Not to disprove anything but try to provide answers where there may be none that are obvious. This forum has a great wealth of people with a lot of experience in the woods. That certainly helps when someone experiences something new. Throw in the possibility of BF being involved and sometimes there are no answers that make sense other than that one.
  19. 1 point
    It may be, gotafeeling. But it would be the children of irresponsible people, uber-hippies or meth heads to let them out with all that clay mud, fish books and broken beer bottles, lol! It IS Oregon, so it's possible. But they must be doing it fairly regularly, because I went up today (Dec. 1) and found more. Well, if nothing else, I'm getting practice taking photos. It's hard taking good photos! Things that look great in the ground look boring in pix. Shadows are difficult, too; tough to make the whole thing visible. Date & Time - Sunday, December 1, 2018 Location - Cottage Grove Lake, OR Weather - 45-50 degrees, sunny, no wind, beautiful What happened - My son and I met a true who lives in London, 4 miles of so down the road. She and my son went rock hounding while I puttered around looking for prints. It was much drier today, but still muddy. I crossed the creek and kept walking, and found a faint line of prints but I couldn't tell much about them. I found two parallel lines of small tracks for about 20 feet that looked interesting in person and like muddy holes in my pictures, ha! We wandered for about 2 hours. My friend had evening plans, but before she left, we drove up the highway and she showed me a small turn off next to a creek where she sometimes has luck finding geodes. Down at the creek bottom was a full deer skeleton. When I went over a small rise to try to find a better way down than a faint trip that led thru blackberry brambles, I nearly walked into a gut pile wrapped in canvas and 8 sawn off elk legs. Weird stuff happens to me in the woods, lol!
  20. 1 point
    Old dog, it actually looks like your avatar without the sunglasses. I'm in agreement with Norseman. Probably a mask placed there with reflective eyes. Positioned there long enough for the deer to become accustomed to it. I agree. If you want your trailcam photos to be taken suriously you need to show the original unedited one and the view at other times of the day.
  21. 1 point
    There are commercial quality drones that do have FLIR systems. When FLIR is mentioned I wonder if ultraviolet could be a better choice due to cost and resolution at the best visual light cameras. A FLIR system above 620P resolution is very expensive. Most normal light optical cameras can be converted to ultraviolet simply by removing a filter that filters out ultraviolet at the sensor array. Ultraviolet is considered spooky because of the images. But maybe spooky is what we want. Throw in the likelihood that BF may see into the IR part of the spectrum and I think it worth a try. If that is correct, the BF could plainly see any illuminaters and simply hide behind trees. Another factor with drones is noise. The angry beehive drone sound would get the attention of any BF. I have seem military drones that use slow speed and much quieter propellers. They put out much less noise than the hobby high speed drone propellers.
  22. 1 point
    gigantor, Witnesses specifically say it wasn't a bear, broad shoulders compared to narrow, snout vs no snout, no ears, short neck, hands vs paws, different foot prints, the stride...etc. etc. Pat...
  23. 1 point
    Does not mean they hunted large game. Meat scavenging and marrow extraction is the theory for early hominids. No reason that Erectus did not hunt at some points as we are pretty similar, depends on the development of stone bladed spears, the use of dogs, not knocking out animals with a blow or snapping necks (a panther behavior). Our Buddies the Sasquatch did not descend from Homo Erectus most likely. BF carrying a deer carcass is what a scavenger would do. Think about carrying a deer carcass for a while, of you will. And why would you would bother? Most predators secure the body at the site of the kill. A scavenger might move it to get it away from the predator, though. Sasquatch either subsist primarily as a predator (meat) or plant food stuffs. The reason they have large flat teeth (from the reports) and a sagittal crest and a "nut cracker" skull with huge jaw muscles (look at Patty's jaw muscles, sagittal crest, for instance) is so they can crack nut and chew fibrous vegetation.
  24. 1 point
    I know what I see. I think it takes more than a cursory glance to determine just what Patty is, to go a half-step beyond the quick look. I don't begrudge nor deride those that fail to comprehend the complexity of Patty. Heck, I was there once, myself. But I believe if given an opportunity to present the enigma for what it is, many will come to understand what a very special film subject she really is. Again, if one doesn't get it, it's their loss. But for many compelling reasons, Patty is a remarkable study.
  25. -1 points
    MIB, of course there is a downside (upside?), you only will get one shot under your name, and you might just prove that you are a BF! David, you know, right after I posted that I had the thought, "You just watch...." Just goes to show, we are living in the future-past.
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