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Branco

Thanks Gigantor. I appreciate that.

 

Airdale: I appreciate your comments. I assure you, Greg WAS looking over his shoulder when we were in that area. Nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

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bipedalist
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Branco since the Alabama Bigfoot site got taken down and you have salvaged a good bit of it, other than the internet time machine pages, you may be the only one that knows the history of that whole site, with personalities and such.  Maybe you could furnish some history of that website and your work at the same time as you publish reports to the BFF......   maybe even give us a guest blog on that history.   

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WV FOOTER

Thanks for sharing those reports Branco. Very Much Appreciated.

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Branco

Bipedalist: I'll try to do that if I can get the hang of it.

 

WW Footer: You are welcome. I was looking through and trying to organize my reports last night. Ran across an interesting WV report I did. I'll post it on the new thread. You will probably be familiar with the area. Regards. 

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Branco

Here's the report I promised WV FOOTER.

 

The RFP Research Project - Report of Encounter or Related Incident

 
Date Report Submitted: February 4, 2006
 
Date of Encounter: Summer of 1951
 
Time of Incident: Late afternoon
 
Weather Conditions: Clear & warm
 
State: West Virginia
 
County: Preston
 
Nearest City or Town: Rowlesburg
 
Map Location: (gps or township/section coordinates) : Not known
 
Nearest highway or road: Highway 72
 
General Land Use Description: Small farms, coal mines and timber production.
 
General Terrain Description: The area is within the Allegheny Mountains. The location of the sighting is about 25 miles south of the Pennsylvania state line and about 10 miles west of the Maryland state line. At the time of the sighting the area was sparsely populated and heavily timbered. The sighting area is about 10 miles from the northern end of the Monongahela National Forest
 
Nearest Lakes or Streams: The incident occurred in the Cheat River Valley.
 
Activities of Witness Prior to Encounter/Incident: Walking along one side of the Cheat River near his home.
 
Details of Encounter / Incident: The witness was ten years of age and was walking on family property which straddled the Cheat River. On the other side of the river a B & O Railroad line ran parallel to the river. Alongside the main railroad there was a "dinkey" railroad and a storage building for railroad equipment and supplies. The witness happened to look up at a large clearing on the side of the mountain behind the storage and saw a large hair-covered creature standing on two feet watching him. He was a few hundred yards from the animal but he quickly determined it was too large to be a human, and not an animal known to him. He watched for several seconds as the creature stood staring at him, and then the boy wheeled and started home quickly. After walking a few steps the boy turned to look again at the spot and the animal was gone. He was immediately alarmed because he did not believe the animal could have traveled out of the large clearing and into the forested slopes above it in so short a period of time. He thought the animal may have been running toward him and using the storage building for cover as he did so. The boy then ran to his home and told family members about his encounter. When they went outside they saw no sign of the animal.
 
Description of Animal(s) if Seen: Very large with wide shoulders and covered with light tan hair. Because of the distance, he could not see more details. The witness is now 65 years of age, and just recently saw the Patterson footage on TV. He said the animal he saw was very similar, except for the coloration of the hair.)
 
Photos or Drawings Made?: N/A
 
Description of Related Sounds: None heard at that time.
 
Description of Related Scents / Odors: None.
 
Was Physical Evidence Obtained? No.
 
Additional Comments: The witness stated that when he was about sixteen years old he was fishing alone one summer's night on the Cheat River. While he was busy with his gear, he heard a loud animal sound on the mountain above him. He became wary, but continued to fish for another few minutes. He stated something then walked down off the mountain behind him and emitted an ear-splitting scream which caused him to quickly gather up his equipment and leave for home.
 
A few years later two of his friends saw a very large hair-covered man or ape near a cabin in the nearby mountains. 
 
The witness also mentioned that his brother and a friend were rabbit hunting with Beagle hounds a few years ago along the Cheat River between Albright and Rowlesburg when the dogs quit a hot scent trail in a thicket and disappeared. They looked for the dogs without success and walked home. They found the dogs had returned to their pen and were all cowering and trembling inside the dog houses. He said the dogs had never done that before, and the hunters were sure the dogs had encountered something that was very frightening to them.
 
Field Investigator's Notes & Comments: I interviewed several residents of this particular area while I was in West Virginia in late January and early February of 2006. A woman told me that in December of 1977 she was alone at home with her sleeping infant child when she had to use the outside toilet. She was followed by her Golden Retriever which waited outside the toilet. While she was inside she heard a baby crying loudly. She hurriedly left for the house with the dog walking closely by her side but watching the woods line intently. The dog remained on the ground by the porch steps as she went in to tend to the child. She found the child was still sound asleep and had not moved. She then heard loud animal sounds outside and the dog began to bark frantically. As she started to the door she heard the dog utter a loud yelp, and then it became quite outside. She was afraid to go outside, so she secured the doors and windows and stayed inside until morning. She then found the dog on the ground by the steps with its skull crushed. She stated she later  heard the sounds of a baby crying in the woods near the home on two different occasions. 
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Tal H. Branco,
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Branco

Branco do you have any reports from Pocohantas County WV?

No, Lightheart, sorry. I don't think I have even passed through that county.

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the parkie

Branco, why don't you input your reports into the SSR database, they'll be preserved with the BFF forever and you'll be able to analyze them and leverage the stats from the SSR code for free.

You'd also be contributing to the community knowledge base so that it helps the species in the long run. Sooner or later they will be discovered, why not have a hand in it, influence the direction of the research when it does happen?

Let me know...

How does one access this database please - my usual username and password doesn't work?

Branco, great to see these reports again they are excellent and invaluable in my opinion. Hopefully they can be preserved here.

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SquatchinNY

Love your work Branco. Have come to respect you over time more and more! You are a real help to the Sasquatch Community, and thank you for your time.

 

PS: Poor Greg.

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branco- I remeber reading some of the reports from Alabama Bigfoot about 10 years ago. My favorite one was of an investigator trying to call in a BF and to his suprise actually did to the point that a very large male was standing directly over the investigator holding his flashlight. Ever read that one?

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I was fortunate to have found the Alabama site shortly before Mike shut it down. The first thing I did after my experience was search the internet for information and I was glad to find the site and all the information which was recorded there and was useful to me in making sense of things. I too commend you Branco for all the work effort and also for the quality and professionalism of the records themselves. I hope all of your research records and your own personal knowledge is able to be shared and be available to the rest of us now and in the future. Thank You

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Branco

Thank you all for your kind comments. The one thing I regret is that for the first years of trying to see and learn something about the Boogers, I didn't take field notes about strange things I saw, heard and smelled. Had no one to mentor me. How was I supposed to know the critter I was trying to find just might have been responsible for that unbearable stench, those twisted and intertwined tree tops or those big rocks that just broke loose and rolled down the side of the mountain above me and dead trees falling too frequently. As Jeff Dunham's "Walter" would have said, "What a dumb a--!"

 

Ptangier: I don't remember one that exactly matches those details. There is a report that you might be thinking of which was removed from Mike's web site after the witness called me to say the report had had also been posted on the BFRO site along with some confidential and personal information about the witness that placed he and his family in danger. Very unusual situation. Of course I still have the report on my computer. It was, and is, the most interesting, detailed description of a long-term BF/man interaction I've ever known of. But, I had to have Mike and M.M. remove it. Made me sick to have to take it down.

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chelefoot

Branco, when  I first started studying the subject  of BF, I came across a report that you did about a family with children that grew up with a family of BF that often would come onto their property. One of the BFs, as you described, had something wrong with him...like he was mentally challenged. It was a long report and it fascinated me and made me eager to keep searching... and here I am!

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