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I've hung out with a group of guys that varmint hunted with them years ago, not really my cup of tea, but even then it was impressive tech. 

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On 7/20/2021 at 2:15 PM, ShadowBorn said:

Thermal's have always been a game changer. You can catch them off guard with them. That's if they are around. If you can sneak up to them. Either way they can truly help you feel some what safe. But it does make you wonder if they can see you with the thermal.   Like let's say when you are pointing at them . They spot you with it at eye level. What do you think may be going through this creatures mind? " am I about to get shot ?". 

 

Well, when we were looking at the two looking back at us... they didn't realize that we could see them UNTIL NorthWind pointed at them. THEN the sank down into the salal bushes and brush and disappeared. They UNDERSTOOD that we could see them. There's no other way to interpret their actions. 

 

We returned a couple of weeks ago to the same place. We got multiple, clear knocks BUT NOT ONCE did we catch anything on the 2 FLIR's, and we were raising them and searching randomly for several hours. IF they were there, they understood what the FLIR's did. 

 

I truly think tech will make a difference. I did for us. We NEVER would have known that they were standing there, 50 yards from us, if we hadn't had the tech. While the video isn't great, the initial sighting that I had before we began recording, when I was leaning on the truck door, very steady, was quite clear and made obvious immediately what was out there in the dark watching us. 

 

And thank you all for the FLIR, again!  It's a great piece of tech and peace of mind.

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5 hours ago, Madison5716 said:

 

Well, when we were looking at the two looking back at us... they didn't realize that we could see them UNTIL NorthWind pointed at them. THEN the sank down into the salal bushes and brush and disappeared. They UNDERSTOOD that we could see them. There's no other way to interpret their actions. 

 

We returned a couple of weeks ago to the same place. We got multiple, clear knocks BUT NOT ONCE did we catch anything on the 2 FLIR's, and we were raising them and searching randomly for several hours. IF they were there, they understood what the FLIR's did. 

 

I truly think tech will make a difference. I did for us. We NEVER would have known that they were standing there, 50 yards from us, if we hadn't had the tech. While the video isn't great, the initial sighting that I had before we began recording, when I was leaning on the truck door, very steady, was quite clear and made obvious immediately what was out there in the dark watching us. 

 

And thank you all for the FLIR, again!  It's a great piece of tech and peace of mind.

 

I think whilst the thermal is a great bit of kit in its own right, it'll never be able to provide definitive or unambiguous footage but I've been thinking what if it was used in conjuction with a drone for example to locate a suspected target like the ones you mentioned whilst a drone gets behind them and then get multiple cameras on them, maybe with night vision on the drone.......

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On 7/19/2021 at 8:10 PM, 7.62 said:

I remember watching a clip with Cliff Barackman saying when it first came out and was affordable for researchers it would become a game changer and proof is going to happen now.

 

It changed predator night hunting in ways unheard of but it really hasn't done a thing for Bigfoot research . 

So far has it really helped getting proof ?  It's crazy because it should have being   nothing warm blooded can hide from it except if it's behind something . There should be a lot of videos of these creatures being caught on thermal but there isn't . How can they hide so well in the darkness when we have all the advantages ?

 

We can't get them on game cameras , we can't get them on thermal ...does this make any sense to you at all?

 

just thinking out loud tonight  

 

 

  This is a great topic, I would like to point out that we do have four or five public thermal videos but not at the desired resolution. I am aware of two other videos that are fairly clear but not published.

 

 1 The Brown Footage of WA.

 2 The Brandenburg Footage of NM.

 3 The Brown Footage of FL.

 4 The Serrias Footage of CA.

 5 The Squeaky Footage of NC

 

I feel that the answer as to why we dont have that clear unambiguous thermal footage is primarily due to three reasons.

 

 Most sasquatch " researchers " do not have thermal cameras as most are not serious about field work and frankly spend maybe four weekends a year camping close to a few report locations. Most of these folks do not even break from a road or trail, they are glued to familar paths and do not bushwack.

 

 Thermal imagers have only in the last two or three years achieved even basic resolution standards ( 640x480 ) and cost about 4000$ on average. 

 

   I will also say ( in my opinion ) that there simpley very few of these creatures out there. I look into reports on a daily basis and maybe 5 -10 % within the internal database are legitimate. 

 

 I understand that people do not like to hear it but we have nothing that suggests they are doing great as a species or that we are even available/prepared enough as " researchers " to capture high quality video.

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The low end FLIR TK series ($500-$600) has a resolution of 640x480 but the frame rate per second (Hz) is only 9 which is okay for reasonably slow to medium speed panning.

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1 hour ago, NathanFooter said:

 

  This is a great topic, I would like to point out that we do have four or five public thermal videos but not at the desired resolution. I am aware of two other videos that are fairly clear but not published.

 

 1 The Brown Footage of WA.

 2 The Brandenburg Footage of NM.

 3 The Brown Footage of FL.

 4 The Serrias Footage of CA.

 5 The Squeaky Footage of NC

 

I feel that the answer as to why we dont have that clear unambiguous thermal footage is primarily due to three reasons.

 

 Most sasquatch " researchers " do not have thermal cameras as most are not serious about field work and frankly spend maybe four weekends a year camping close to a few report locations. Most of these folks do not even break from a road or trail, they are glued to familar paths and do not bushwack.

 

 Thermal imagers have only in the last two or three years achieved even basic resolution standards ( 640x480 ) and cost about 4000$ on average. 

 

   I will also say ( in my opinion ) that there simpley very few of these creatures out there. I look into reports on a daily basis and maybe 5 -10 % within the internal database are legitimate. 

 

 I understand that people do not like to hear it but we have nothing that suggests they are doing great as a species or that we are even available/prepared enough as " researchers " to capture high quality video.

 

1 hour ago, NathanFooter said:

 

  This is a great topic, I would like to point out that we do have four or five public thermal videos but not at the desired resolution. I am aware of two other videos that are fairly clear but not published.

 

 1 The Brown Footage of WA.

 2 The Brandenburg Footage of NM.

 3 The Brown Footage of FL.

 4 The Serrias Footage of CA.

 5 The Squeaky Footage of NC

 

I feel that the answer as to why we dont have that clear unambiguous thermal footage is primarily due to three reasons.

 

 Most sasquatch " researchers " do not have thermal cameras as most are not serious about field work and frankly spend maybe four weekends a year camping close to a few report locations. Most of these folks do not even break from a road or trail, they are glued to familar paths and do not bushwack.

 

 Thermal imagers have only in the last two or three years achieved even basic resolution standards ( 640x480 ) and cost about 4000$ on average. 

 

   I will also say ( in my opinion ) that there simpley very few of these creatures out there. I look into reports on a daily basis and maybe 5 -10 % within the internal database are legitimate. 

 

 I understand that people do not like to hear it but we have nothing that suggests they are doing great as a species or that we are even available/prepared enough as " researchers " to capture high quality video.

These are all really great points.  

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