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  1. Had my appointment with the surgeon. I'll be having a double mastectomy surgery on August 28th, in 2 weeks. On the downside, my kitten will miss the shelf she likes to sleep on, and on the upside, the men's shirts I like to wear will fit better!
    11 points
  2. 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, a
    10 points
  3. I managed to get out for a half day adventure today. I wasn't sure the trails would be passable after yesterday's strong winds, but I didn't encounter any downed trees, just tons of leaves and bits of evergreen boughs littered everywhere. I chose one of my favorite trails off the Harrison East FSR, a branch road that I managed to bag a nice fork horn buck on a few years ago. That luck didn't hold today, as all I saw was squirrels and small birds, plus one small member of the weasel family that played peekaboo with me in a pile of broken rock for a few minutes, from about 4 yards aw
    9 points
  4. Up a little ways N yesterday for some bog trotting in an area about centrally located between 2 sightings of very differently described creatures, tall, lanky reddish haired adult with shorter assumed juvenile crossing the road and a dark colored, stout individual sighted from a canoe as it stepped up onto a shoreline boulder. About 20 miles apart as the crow flies. Didn't see any BF sign but plenty of color and Northern Pitcher plant: walking old woods roads, giant lichen/moss covered glacial erratics back in here along with old bear tracks crossed
    9 points
  5. I went backpacking into Emigrant Wilderness over labor day weekend. I read an old report of a daylight BF sighting on the southern end of the Relief Reservoir and wanted to explore that area. Went in at Kennedy Meadows trail-head and climbed up to Upper Relief Valley. Distance was about 9.6 miles and climb about 3,600 ft. Took me 2 days to climb. Unfortunately, the Creek Fire (NE of Fresno) dumped ash and soot on the whole area on Saturday afternoon and I decided to bail out on Sunday (instead of Monday). At 5 pm on Saturday, I could not see the sun and it was
    9 points
  6. "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"
    9 points
  7. You could have saved me a lot of typing by just stating you are a JREFer. I thought I was having a legitimate conversation.
    8 points
  8. This morning I went to an area I go to on occasion that is a hair south of one of my favorite places. It has ponds, steep hills, and lots of wildlife. I was poking around areas that were wet and came upon one area where I saw a print. It was mostly submerged but had the classic footprint shape. I took several pictures of it which I've included below. As you will see, there is a lot of leaf litter this time year so prints are not as clearly defined as they would without leaves. I spent a fair amount of time trying to find other prints and think I may have seen another one but it
    8 points
  9. Last Saturday, I finally got out in the H3 to an area I hadn't visited in about 20 years. It involves a steep climb up one creek drainage, a traverse along a very rough ridgeline trail, and an even steeper descent down the next creek drainage to the north. Total distance is not much more than 10km (6.2mi), but it took from 11AM to 4Pm to drive that distance, with stops to check for tracks and scat. It was overcast and showery all day, with a smattering of snow along the 6,000 ft. ridge, but even the limited views were great, looking down on the Chilliwack River valley on one side of the ridge,
    8 points
  10. Glad to be in the final runnings for the contest! Good luck to the other two entries. you'll need it, i've gone by all local cemeteries to round up votes. It was an overwhelming response of support. 😆
    7 points
  11. Just wanted to give everyone the message that @Madison5716is out of surgery. Apparently, all went well, and she is home resting. I know she appreciates (as do I) all your prayers and well-wishes.
    7 points
  12. Just got back from spending 2 weeks on the Maine Downeast coast. The coolest thing was on the rocks at the shore line. I think it was waiting for us to get there. It was about 7 ft. tall and quite a work of art like I've never seen. The only thing holding it together was gravity, two days later the wind kicked up to 40 mph! and blew "Poseidon" over: And then the wind toppled it over:
    7 points
  13. So over the weekend me and tha wifey took a little trip we went to willow creek and drove down the Bigfoot Highway hoping to see a sighting or hear a sound. We recently learned Bigfoot likes berries and fish and such other things off the land heard many stories how Bigfoot would barter with the natives. Maybe people beliefs are different but we know he is out their and just waiting to come in a encounter with him
    7 points
  14. Those "one glimpse" and sounds in the night are not really outlook-changing for me. Those are part of my outlook, always have been, except the first glimpse lasted at least 3-5 minutes and covered roughly 550-600 yards of total travel beginning more than 100 yards to my left, moving 75 yards in front of me, and continuing away for 400+ yards to my right before going out of sight. That's not a glimpse. It is plenty of time to ask yourself questions, to weigh what you are seeing. Oddly enough, despite all else, I can't report any bone-chilling cries. "Whatever." So, w
    7 points
  15. 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
    7 points
  16. I'm thinking the Bumble(aka the Abominable snowman, kinda telling, eh?) from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is the first introduction a good many of us had to the world of giant furry hominids, one that laid a foundation of wonder at a seemingly terrifying being who later plays the role of the only one capable of a critical task. Also, am I the only one who thinks of Norseman whenever Yukon Cornelius comes on screen? In a good way of course! Merry Christimas and happy holidays to you all!
    6 points
  17. I managed to get a nice long day in the mountains, with fellow BFFer MagniAesir and another sasquatch seeker, Robert J. It was a beautiful sunny fall day, cool in the morning, but warm enough to sit in shirtsleeves at lunch time, overlooking a deep wooded valley while we ate, glassed the area, and chatted for a couple of hours. Though we were about 40km off pavement, the great weather brought out lots of 4x4s, quads, and bikes, so chances of spotting any sasquatch or game near the logging roads was very slim. Our ace up the sleeve for that situation was the drone that Robert brough
    6 points
  18. I came across a beaver dam in a very small pond created by these engineering wonders. There is a creek which flows into it and one that flows out of it. I put a trailcam on both ends and should capture anything that enters the creek area. We'll see.
    6 points
  19. I think I found my ugly Christmas sweater! https://www.gearliberty.com/products/bigfoot-ugly-sweatshirt-for-bigfoot-lovers-on-christmas-time-0095-t5vth0078?fbclid=IwAR20mXn17tK6uORM81CTuMFkQBfdyh50VUUs4Hu5pJ-QnocHpHviQ9Q78do
    6 points
  20. Went to see my Surgeon to drain more fluid yesterday, and she says things are healing well. Had a meeting with my Oncologist this morning. She said, long story short, that my risk assessments came out the lowest that they've seen, and that means NO CHEMOTHERAPY and NO RADIATION! They think they got all the cancer. I'll still have to do the hormone therapy, and I meet with that doc in a week. I can return to limited work next week, too. Which is good because i am out of vacation and sick leave! More good news!
    6 points
  21. 9.17.20 Had an appointment today with my surgeon. She said everything is healing up well. I go to the Lymphedema Clinic tomorrow. No word yet on if I will be doing chemotherapy or radiation.
    6 points
  22. Personally, rather than ridiculing, I respect and support our law enforcement agencies such as the FBI. Apparently you feel differently. From the Portland field office of the FBI: "Conspiracy theories and misinformation take valuable resources away local fire and police agencies working around the clock to bring these fires under control. Please help our entire community by only sharing validated information from official sources." "FBI Portland and local law enforcement agencies have been receiving reports that extremists are responsible for setting wildfires in Oregon
    6 points
  23. Not the one from the controversial Bigfoot video, but the one in Idaho. It's pretty deep into the woods, and I'm not going for BF research. My grandfather died about 15 years ago while I was living out of state and I couldn't attend his memorial service. I heard that he was cremated and ashes spread, but never knew the details. That side of my family is dysfunctional and bitter. Grandma's ashes were stolen by my aunt and no one knows what happened to them. I was talking to my dad a couple of weeks ago and said I was interested in camping out in the Marble Creek and
    6 points
  24. Wow. Thanks, Gigantor. You made be blush in embarassment. The paperback version should be out this week. I hope the Forum will be a place to critique my work and for Q and A. I will check regularly to provide prompt answers.
    6 points
  25. 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 experi
    6 points
  26. I think they’ve done more good for this subject than bad, inadvertently or not. The tv show was just that, a tv show, no more and no less. Moneymaker gets a lot of bad press, some of it maybe warranted, but you can never knock the guys passion for the subject itself, and I respect that in a person even if I don’t necessarily agree with all he says. Their database deserves a heck of a lot of credit and praise too, and for that alone they get my thumbs up personally.
    6 points
  27. 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 a
    6 points
  28. 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
    6 points
  29. No experience at all. My favorite area requires backpacking in. I've done it as a round trip day hike but it's pretty brutal. Climb 1700 feet in 3.5 miles, then back down 500 feet in a mile. Trail is pretty rough, big loose rocks, some places stairsteps in the rocks, plus it traps runoff so it continually gets carved deeper. There is another way in, not as steep, but a mile farther and more exposure to direct sun .. hotter. There is no chicken out option. If you're not well on your way back to the trailhead 2 hours before dark, you are comm
    6 points
  30. 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
    6 points
  31. 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
    6 points
  32. 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 sn
    6 points
  33. 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
    5 points
  34. Wow, this is amazing. Thank you so much to all of you who voted and participated - it's an honor to be a part of this group and I appreciate you so much. If I didn't get to come here and share it all with you, it wouldn't be half as much fun. Thank you to the BFF board and the donors who gave the finances to make this possible. Thank you so much for the recognition and the prize. I am thankful. To @Skinwalker13 and @BlackRockBigfoot, my thanks and may I wish you a most excellent next year out there in the field. To @NorthWind, you're a great friend and I love being out
    5 points
  35. I made my own, with built in low pass filters. This helps me record what I want, and filter out annoying bug noises. They need power though, so they run on a 9V battery, that also lasts a week. It's all explained in that audio sharing thread.
    5 points
  36. I've been out in the woods all of my life because I enjoy hiking and backpacking. I've always felt at home there and underwent wilderness survival training and navigation long before Dual Survival, or any other survival series, was on TV popularizing the subject matter. My interest in sasquatching happened in 2004 and has captured my attention since. Sasquatching involves a lot of tedious work and spending oodles of hours in the field. It can be very discouraging as the success rate of finding any evidence, much less having a sighting, is very small. Those who go to the woods sole
    5 points
  37. Kind of the opposite of a field trip, since this happened at home...but, A friend of ours sneaked over to our property and put our early Christmas present up while we were out. Still not used to seeing it as I come down our road.
    5 points
  38. This picture is going around Facebook. Supposedly a firefighter took it. The location was not given. All these fires on the west coast, from California to Washington, are in prime bigfoot territory.
    5 points
  39. Don't know if anyone local is checking it out. It came from a friend, who is a counselor, and the client was okay with passing on the story, but nothing else (aka contact info) because of confidentiality issues. I'm a single mom working a part time job with a disabled, mentally ill teenager, multiple animals to care for, a 21 year old truck, who just had a double mastectomy surgery 3 weeks ago for cancer on August 28th, and I'm looking at chemotherapy and/or radiation in the coming weeks. And it wouldn't be a three hour drive. It would be a six hour drive t
    5 points
  40. Well, I made it up there and back today. My girlfriend asked how long I was going to be gone and I said I figured since we were leaving at 10 am, it was 2 hours up there, 2 hours to find the site, then 2 hours back. So, around 4pm? She giggled. We got back at 8:30pm... The trip was a success. But it wasn't looking like it was going to be. About half way up to the site, our guide remarked that there was quite a bit of new growth in the 10+ years he'd been there and wasn't sure where he was. The terrain was steeper than he remembered and covered in thick overgrowth and downed
    5 points
  41. Beautiful places, Norseman. Good to see you so active and on the road. The techies that be decided my flip phone was ancient history and last winter "they" thought an Android would be better. The thing about that is I would never remember that it takes fairly good pictures. Welp, this last trip I finally remembered to use the danged thing.
    5 points
  42. Date & Time - Sunday, August 9, 2920, 10am - 6pm or so Location - Oregon Cascades Weather - Fantastic, 75-80°F, sunny What Happened- NorthWind and I drove around an area where we had a tip but found nothing, so we started exploring interesting features on our map. Drove a lot of new-to-us roads in the middle of nowhere. No bigfoots today, just fun in beautiful Oregon! The little lake where we ate lunch and I fished a bit. A rosd we walked down, which led to the view point. The waterfall. Maybe 20 feet tall? I climbed to the
    5 points
  43. The woods are VAST...and even people who hike them often are only seeing a tiny part of the area. Look a map of a good sized national forest. Established trails barely scratch the surface of the area. And the vast majority of people never get off the trail, let alone traverse the first natural barrier like a steep climb in elevation or water crossing. I get this all of the time. People tell me that they are in the Cataloochee area all of the time and that it is impossible that these creatures exist there because they would have seen them by now. They count pulling
    5 points
  44. 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.
    5 points
  45. 5 points
  46. I have finally found my 2 photos from what I believe is the actual film site. Believe this was taken in May 1972 because I have a post card from Peter Byrne thanking me for a photo of the actual site which was post marked 1975. I was also there at Bluff Creek in 1976 . The other photo was taken a few yards upstream looking back which I can post later. Hope everyone on the forum enjoys this photo and feel free to go over it with a fine tooth comb! Sadly I don't have the negatives from these two photos. Took a pic on paper to get the entire photo showing as much as possible. There must be more p
    5 points
  47. You are correct. They did not seek out bigfoot who simply showed up. These mostly rural people probably did not even lock their doors until they became aware of BF on their property. Drapes closed, locked doors, makes them feel like they are under house arrest or seige in their own house. Then they finally see what is prowling around the property and it is giant and frightening and they fear for their life like a hostage would. Then over time when they are not killed, they begin to feel grateful they have not been harmed. They begin to appreciate and even get protective o
    5 points
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