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Showing content with the highest reputation since 05/28/2020 in all areas

  1. 4 points
    As part of my volunteer work for the Montana Military Museum over the last decade, I spend a lot of time looking at and restoring historical photographs, some dating back to the 1880's. In April I began experimenting with a colorization program called DeOldify licensed by MyHeritage. It can bring the subject of an old photo to life, in a manner of speaking. I've used it on a number of the museum's photos of Montana infantry units taken from the 1890's through the 1930's. We know the actual colors of uniforms, pennants and flags, etc., shown in the photos and the program does a remarkable job of rendering them accurately. I was primarily interested in the photo of Khwit as it is the best preserved as well as generationally closest to Zana. My goal was to adjust exposure to try and give more depth to the face, allowing a possibly more accurate assessment of the underlying bone structure (I also found it interesting that the hair was rendered in the auburn shade fitting the "long, reddish-brown hair" described in "The Nature of the Beast" quoted above). Based on the neutral background I suspect the photo was exposed with artificial light, i.e. flash powder in that era, which would explain the high contrast exhibited. Khwit's nose appears wide considering the otherwise long, narrow face, and while the original photo suggests a high forehead, reflection of light to the camera lens is similar from the bridge of the nose and the forehead above the brow which indicates a similar sloping plane to both surfaces. As hiflier pointed out, the ears definitely seem low and it's easy to see that if that thick hair was allowed to grow out it could cover them entirely which fits with the many sasquatch witness descriptions that ears were not seen. If I saw that photo with no knowledge of the provenance it would appear to be or a fairly well proportioned, rangy human male. If his body was proportioned with the skull pictured above however, he must have been extraordinarilly tall and powerfully built. The heading over the photos doesn't provide the identity of the "leading genetecist" who suggests Zana may have been a yeti, but all of the purported yeti tracks I'm aware of show an ape like foot rather than human like. While I understand the genetic basis for the current primate designations (and ignoring the persistent suspicion that some scientists delight in obfuscation), the lexicon of Ivan Sanderson's day dividing the branches as Hominid or Pongid strikes me as much more descriptive from the standpoint of physical characteristics.
  2. 4 points
    Found another scratched up tree (5.17.20). All in all, it was a nice drive above the Charmed Lake, our main research site.
  3. 3 points
    When I look at the BFRO reports in the Washington county in which my research area was located (this morning), I see only two reports after my two submitted BFRO reports 10 years ago. The data base has one in 2003 and one in 2018. Neither of my reports are in the published data base. My first was a footprint find and the second was the encounter I have related on the forum. When I made the BFRO reports, I assumed that the BFRO actually had a data base and I wanted to contribute to that. If my reports were discarded or not investigated then it is likely many others have had the same fate. Because of lack of investigation on the part of the BFRO for my first two reports, I never made another. Excuses are usually that there is a backlog or no investigators in this area. 10 years is a hell of a backlog. If there are no investigators, anoint some. Then again since membership seems to be bought by attending expeditions, maybe there is no one in the county that has paid enough. Because of that I would not base any estimate of BF population or activity on BFRO data.
  4. 3 points
    I don't think it is possible to deduce anything based on report numbers. There are simply too many moving parts. Social media has fostered the formation of MANY small, local groups and individuals so you don't have to go to the big names that publish reports anymore to talk to someone and you don't have to face the interrogation that was characteristic of BFRO when I made my report. It is more socially acceptable now, too, to talk about bigfoot so there are likely fewer people who report just to have a sanity check. Moreover ... go to BFRO's site and look at the recently published reports list, look at the dates. Now, think about that chart previously shown. It simply takes some amount of time for reports to be investigated and published, so the recent gap may show nothing about reports, only about investigation and publication. We have to wait 10 years to see what has been published about now to know about the number of reports now. May not be what you want to hear, but it is truth. Deal with truth or deal with wishful thinking. It's up to you. MIB
  5. 3 points
    I thought I would add a couple of photos as well. One of the many beautiful creeks. The swamp. Cliff from Finding Bigfoot What we first thought was a figure, but was likely just a stumpsquatch. Very distant...but it was still there some 15 to 20 minutes later. Zoom in, silhouetted on the ridge near the center.
  6. 3 points
    Speaking about DNA found this in an ad. The Bering land bridge is starting to get problematic to explain. Dusty is a NA man from the Blackfoot Tribe in Montana. He is 85% NA. "DUSTY’S DNA DISCOVERY So Dusty took a CRI Ancestry Test at the urging of his late brother Willy, who passed away before Dusty could receive his results. That’s a shame, because Dusty discovered something that would have shocked his late brother. With his CRI Genetics DNA test, Dusty was able to trace his ancestry back a whopping 17,000 years. More surprising than that, he found that his North American ancestry was OLDER than the land bridge that once connected Siberia to Alaska—and that he’d been told in school was the place his ancestors came from. Instead, Crawford’s results suggest that his ancestors came not by bridge, but by boat—as his closest genetic ancestors come from the Pacific Islands, not Siberia. The current theory is that Crawford’s ancestors—some of the first people to set foot in the Americas—came by boat to South America. They would have then worked their way North over many generations of travel. In fact, remains found in Peru contain DNA from the same haplogroup as Dusty Crawford—meaning that he can trace his lineage DIRECTLY back down to Peru—and back across the Pacific Ocean."
  7. 3 points
    May 17, 2020 - While out scouting some forest roads, I had a bear run across the road about 5 car lengths ahead of me. I tried getting a video, but wasn't successful, you cant see much. It was pretty cool, though! This is the hill it ran up. I was driving slowly because this was the drop off on the other side. On May 14th, I got to go target shooting with some friends. That was fun!
  8. 2 points
    I'd agree with that. A detailed analysis of the dates of filing vs date of event would be telling. There may be no change in actual contacts, only a change in knowledge of how and where to report brought about by TV shows and social media. A constant stream of "encounters" might show up on a graph of activity over time as low prior to knowledge of where to report, a substantial spike or bulge in the graph as the backlog of old events that were not previously reported got reported, then a reduction to some roughly steady value, though higher than the original was, as a greater percentage of that same steady "event rate" gets reported over time because people know where / how to report. In a way, with a real species, that's what you should expect .. the report numbers changing should reflect changes in our behavior, not necessarily changes in the bigfoots' behaviors. We've said "search for bigfoot, find yourself" .. this may just be another aspect of the mirror. MIB
  9. 2 points
    A recent Shane Corson interview which clarifies some stuff about the old nests and tells about new nest finds, and a "something happened" when found.
  10. 2 points
    Yea there was a lot of high strangeness going on the other night...some I'm just not even comfortable mentioning to close friends I've made who are familiar with the subject of Bigfoot..it seems supernatural occurrences pick up when the Bigfoot activity is more frequent than normal ... My channel has had a surge in subscribers but I never ask for likes or subscribers, refuse any ads on my channel and have refused any donations and go fund me fundraiser requests.. Some of the cameras and equipment I was blessed with on the beginning from a member here, I've paid most that equipment forward to others in my area needing assistance..just wanted to throw that out there cause I try to keep it about sharing information and no monitary gain..
  11. 2 points
    There's a difference between belief / unbelief and debunking hoaxes. Do not think for one instant that my belief, and <knowledge>, of bigfoot automatically means I have to accept the lies as truth just to support existence. This is science. What you promote looks like religion and group-think. If you think I don't spend time in the field, you have a lot to learn. MIB
  12. 2 points
    They are not listed with an open season, and so you may not hunt them. If you do, you have taken that animal out of season, which is a violation, and possibly a felony. Obviously so.
  13. 2 points
    I was picturing a Bigfoot with a .44 Smith and Wesson sayin “Go ahead punk.....make my day!”
  14. 1 point
    Edited. Haha, you posted a "wow, that's a pretty creek" picture and I didn't! FWIW, I LOVE every bit of water - and I stop the truck and jump out to take too many pix, lol! Also, I didn't realize we were at a Finding Bigfoot location? Is that because of Tobe?
  15. 1 point
    The internet me thinks. I wonder what the curve would look like if the internet were available in the 70s and 80s.
  16. 1 point
    5.31.20 Video - Scouting the Swamp. It's so pretty!
  17. 1 point
    He's aligned himself with Scott Carpenter, meh....
  18. 1 point
    Nice work, Airdale, and good observations. Thanks.
  19. 1 point
    I wish I would've posted what he did just to get this simple reaction. Too funny...or not...
  20. 1 point
    Randles left over the seemingly endless discussion about a FLIR picture. I think when the conversation with hard core skeptics included flying cows that was it for him. He stopped posting a few days later. As a proponent member at the time, we spent a lot of time being angry because of personal attacks. I nearly quit myself.
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    All this would be thought out and planned in advance if your goal when out was to hunt a bigfoot . The person who would find himself asking these questions is someone who stumbles on to one and decides to shot and kill it but I still believe many who think they would shoot one if the case presented it self wouldn't squeeze the trigger when looking at it's face through the scope. This is if in fact they look as human as Patty did . With those modern enhanced images it's like looking at a humans face so I do think the biggest problem would be having the will for most.
  23. 1 point
    Relative to the find of a finger bone of unknown origin without strata or anything to date it as old, it may be tested for DNA but only if they think it was there as the result of a crime. However States in the PNW have literally hundreds of samples of DNA linked to crime that have yet to be tested. Rape kits. The reason given for lack of testing is money. In the case of Kennewick man the test would show he was human, because he was. His bone morphology showed that he was human. No one would likely carry that any further with carbon dating unless something like the arrow head or strata indicated the skeleton might be ancient. The reason being, according to a University of Oregon PHD, a carbon dating test costs over $800 dollars. Based on what we have seen with BF related to DNA testing, I would bet money that if a found finger was tested at all, it would be interpreted as contaminated human. Should it test out as some kind of ape, the question would be how it got there, not proof of existence of BF. . The problem for me with DNA testing, is that it seems just as hard to get a DNA sample to test as it is to get a BF on a lab table. Anything other than DNA viable tissue is not likely to result in viable DNA to test. Hair hasn't, blood has yet to be collected, and testing objects BF have supposedly touched, nothing has yielded a positive test. Of the options getting materials to test, shooting one, find one hit by a logging truck, or find find one killed by a natural calamity, only shooting one seems to be in the control of humans to achieve. And in spite of people trying, that has not produced a body yet. At this point in time with my research area gone inactive, I would have no idea where to even go to collect E-DNA. Others may have contact, but for whatever reason, are not trying to collect DNA. Cost, lack of knowledge about how to do it, or not knowing where to do it are likely reasons. Testing hair seems to be a dead end, testing scat is a race against time and bacterial degradation. and BF seem to collect their dead. While DNA testing sounds like a easy thing to do, in actuality it is not.
  24. 1 point
    I'm still going with the Montane Lemur hybrid......lol Theres little reason to presume we have anything near a complete catalog of our ancestry or those linked to it. The fossil record has just too many holes, and represents just a fraction of the species that have gone before(along with) us to rationally state "these are all that ever were" New species are being found in the fossil beds and will continue to be. I'm inclined to go with a proto-human that arrived on this continent long before humans ever did, perhaps evolving the grander size along with the megafauna that existed here until but a few thousand years ago. Who is to say that with that certain primate mental edge they managed to survive the shifts and incursions that wiped out most of the rest or not? While evolution often does proceed at a very gradual rates there are times where it progresses surprisingly fast, as well as bottle neck situations. And in most species, it's an ongoing process regardless of the rate.
  25. 1 point
    Bipedalist I am not sure about you but as for me I am not sure I can cut the head or even limbs resembling humans. I have no problem with deer and other animals but anything that even looks humans well that's a different problem. I am sure that there are people out there that might have the same problem as well unless they are completely fine with that. If they are then they must have either been a doctor or are use to handling body parts. But then again I was being sarcastic in my comment when I wrote what I wrote. This is why if I was to shoot one I would take the whole body. I Can not see my self in the middle of the night sawing off body parts getting all bloody . That to me just sounds so sick in the thought of it. One hacking and sawing on something that looks so human and having this thought going through your head. I think that this would keep one up at night. Sorry for the off topic.
  26. 1 point
    That's what I am seeing. I don't know why they are going with this being a Dogman. To me, an obvious muzzle would be one of the defining characteristics of an upright canine along with the distinctive doglike legs. I don't see a muzzle here. I see a fairly flat face.
  27. 1 point
    The problem being that in spite of his several hundred footprint casts, the majority of his peers either think them hoaxes or human. The more parts he has, and I was specifically talking to him about bones, the less his peers can claim that BF does not exist. If he can produce a skull or femur that are significantly larger than human, it forces his peers to face the possibility of existence of BF or theorize that there are 9 or 10 foot primitive humans running about. While the deniers want him to be wrong, they are not likely to conjure up giants as an explanation.
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    Those lansky turn boxes are great for the money.
  30. 1 point
    I ran across this video, shows that pic... also shows a few pics I've not seen before, sure some are obvious fakes and video still-frames but one pic shows the thing in my avatar also in a second pic that shows its a Gorilla obviously and has been posted around the internet described as the "Water Ape", most sites I'd seen it on before said it was likely a CGI Hoax, Photoshopped, etc... The guy who posted the video lost his voice due to strokes so the audio is computer generated voice and annoying!! btw, I found the perpetrator of all the Bigfoot prints stomped all over the place, making people spend their hard earned money making plaster casts of his feet!! lol
  31. 1 point
    5.28.20 - Went scouting a forest road with a friend, some 40 or so miles north of the main highway into the Willamette Forest in the Cascades. Drove until the road was so bad that I had to use 4wd, and we weren't sure which road we were on anymore, and if it linked up with the one we were looking for, so we turned back. Found this huge monolith and we aren't sure of the name. Gorgeous! We drove back at 5pm, and dangled our feet in a rushing creek and snacked. Awesome day, but no bigfoot sign as far as i could tell. The monolith. The river/creek. Wild daffodils. The view from the top.
  32. 1 point
    We’re glad, too, Huntster!
  33. 1 point
    Another possibility is that there are some very knowledgeable outdoorsman here that like to ask educated questions.
  34. 1 point
    It will be easy to keep your ESEE knife sharpened with the right equipment at home. It's more of a challenge to keep it sharp in the field. When you stay over in the woods, it is easy to lose the razor's edge as you create a feather stick, chop or baton wood. I bring a leather strop when I'm in the woods. I have two strops with leather on each side and use four different compounds. The simple truth is I use two compounds (green and red) on one strop most of the time and the other strop (black and white compounds) used when the edge starts to lose it sharpness from continual hard use. You may want to take a look at a leather strop as you can keep a razor edge on it while out in the field. The strop is very light as well so you're carrying very little weight. This is the one that I bought years ago. The owner, The Strop Man, passed away but friends of his now own the business and keep up his good work. https://stropman.com/main.sc
  35. 1 point
    I agree not supermen but not a typical 4 legged animal . They would develop techniques and strategies geared towards human hunters . In my humble opinion I don't think they do that now. I still think the best chance of killing one and recovering a body is just the will to squeeze the trigger . Put me in an active location on top of a large custom made tree house 50 feet high and mount a $20,000 thermal on my .50 If they are there . Chances are better than average you will get a shot at one . I wasn't saying they would finance the hunt for hunters here but If the word on the blackmarket is millions for body parts there will be U.S based hunters who will spend many tens of thousands for equipment and gear but as I said once they know they are being hunted all bets are off on how they would react. My guess is they vanish even more than they do now.
  36. 1 point
    I have a gut feeling, certainly no proof, that someone in a suit looking like BF might be in danger if discovered by them. When humans act as tricksters, it seems to tick them off. The only reason I can come up with for that is that BF has an inferiority complex about humans mental abilities. They know they are bigger, stronger, and able to avoid us better than we can find or track them, but our brain power and modern gadgets are probably very strange and even frightening to them. The only things they seem to use as primitive tools are sticks and rocks. Humans have advanced beyond that for over a million years.
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  38. 1 point
    I wish I could have been there! Dang, I need to get out. Nice photos!
  39. 1 point
    Ever hunt tigers? Cougars? Gigantopithecus? Yet their "parts" are for sale in Hong Kong as aphrodisiacs. And tigers are endangered. Big time. Gigantopithecus are extinct.......or so they say. Madison and NorthWind have re-taught me that one can pretty confidently go out and find footprints.
  40. 1 point
    The 2010's? Impotent mainstream science and sequestering knowledge while monetizing the subject. In other words, serious growth in the business of Bigfoot and offering carrots of no value to a jaded public and community.
  41. 1 point
    No, they don't. But, as I write, the description of their mother does: Zana is said to have been 6'6" tall. Sykes was impressed with his dna study results on samples taken from Zana's granddaughter and great granddaughter. He also sampled numerous random local villagers to see if he got any similar or unusual markers from them, which he did not. And while Khwit's portrait looks unremarkable, perhaps a photo of his skull next to another local village's skull might lend a hint......... Relic Hominid Inquiry book review of The Nature of the Beast:
  42. 1 point
    Vigilantism? Like Charles Bronson in Death Wish?
  43. 1 point
    @trapper I think you are assuming that Humans will never themselves progress to a cognitive level that would allow for more understanding of the workings of things like our Universe. I mean, I can somewhat agree with your statement regarding "limitations of our present scientific level of advancement and its possible permanence". Somewhat. And what I'm going to say needs to be couched in more or less evolution: Genes mutate. It's what they do. It was gene mutation that separated hominids from Chimpanzees by creating copies of the NOTCH2NL gene which gave hominids increasing brain size and cognitive powers. It is those very genes that have gotten us scientifically to where we are today, which I think is fairly significant considering what we have accomplished technologically. But that isn't the whole story. Again, gees mutate, which means Nature isn't finished with us yet. Sometimes genes mutate through environmental forcing and I think science is part of that forcing dynamic. So. We're not done. This isn't the end of the line for Human brain power. Because the NOTCH2NL brain gene variations that we have may go on to create a situation where we create progenitor cells faster and in more abundance that we do now during fetal development. The ability to create more progenitor cells is what allowed Humans, in turn, to create more neurons. This increased progenitor cell process that Humans have is how we left the Great Apes way behind in the area of bigger brains and higher cognitive thinking. Having said that, I see no reason for Humans to not get even higher up the ladder in those things where we develop a deeper understanding of the natural world's physics and beyond. Humans have produced geniuses: Archimedes, Galileo, Newton, Einstein, Tesla, Nash, and many others. It may happen that geniuses become the norm. I think we have many more now but most of them get chewed up in the machine and never get an opportunity to reach their potential. Who is to say how far we'll go (or not go) as a species.
  44. 1 point
    Interesting. It looks too small to be used for humans, at least on comparing it to the tree limb hanging down in the background. I wonder if it's either some sort of trap or maybe just someone around there who likes to construct things for entertainment? Do you ever feel like a hobbit? Step out your door and you never know what you'll find?
  45. 1 point
    More hiking and pics to share:) Bigfoot's pool - nice deep pool all hidden away A Coral Snake Nice BF print with toes And the last 3 - more Sotol leaves as found discarded on the trails
  46. 1 point
    Im posting stuff because it goes in conjunction with the events I have shared...I know it's not going to prove to the masses that bf is real but I just feel compelled now to put what I have out there and maybe it'll do for someone what watching missing 411 did for me.. I updated my channel and dialed back the attitude directed at the trolls...I put up thanks to the ones who helped, gave there time and advice along the way...first and foremost is Joe and this forum...as all this developed it was this forum that I came to for help... I don't think it's over, my mom and dad next door are having activity for the first time...my mom heard the same chatter that I heard..she called after midnight the other night saying something slapped the side of the house four times..I came over with my shotgun to check it out but naturally didn't see anything...I went home and put a ptz camera on there house and about 10 min later I heard a tree cracking and fall behind there house..Soo I put up game cams on the blind spots there cameras can't see and we will see what happens next.
  47. 1 point
    @AtariBfpics This sounds exactly like your experience...
  48. 1 point
    Let me try a link from Google photos Whistle one https://photos.app.goo.gl/EW2cxWy6zzCMvtKS8 And the howling, dogs , coyotes etc https://photos.app.goo.gl/5Y8GgVay5hgR4L898 Howling, dogs, coyotes on YouTube Whistle
  49. 1 point
    Sigh.... It was an Elk wallow!! They baited it with fruit. They know that Elk were using it intermittently. The reason they picked that spot was that it would easily hold tracks. Instead of tracks? They got a body imprint. With no elk tracks leading out of it. So it wasn’t an Elk.... So what was it? Being a hunter I would never rule out a Bear because they follow their nose. 10x better smell than a blood hound. But scientists got together and proclaimed it was a large primate based on the morphology of the body cast.....Dunno. But your simply playing the odds game versus truly looking at the evidence. Very frustrating. Did you see the worlds largest Sitka spruce? It’s funny because Randles used to be a member here. Did the JREFers run him off?
  50. 1 point
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