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#7982 Nomadic and/or Migratory?

Posted by SRA Andy on 02 February 2017 - 08:32 AM

From my observations, I think that they follow the food on a yearly cycle, but, at least here in the Midwest, that movement tends to be within a given area that covers their other needs (water, shelter, and safety).  For instance, at one of our best locations, we know they go down by the river in the early spring, likely looking for fish or mussels.  We hear them calling down there and see the mussel shells.  They then seem to spread out in the area in late spring and early summer.  By late summer/autumn they seem to group in areas where they can take advantage of ripening berries and nuts (blueberries, black berries, chokecherries, acorns, and hazelnuts in our area).  Once hunting season starts, we sort-of lose track of them as they seem to retreat and no longer interact with us (not that I blame them). In winter, they hole up in the deep spruce bogs, where the wind doesn't go and the bog keeps it warmer.  We only know this because we see tracks leading in and out of these areas in the snow; however we only find large tracks that time of year.  Presumably that is the adults out hunting for deer.


That is all based on observations, but there is a lot of supposition in there too and a lot more study needs to be done.  That said, we have successfully used these observations to locate new sites where they live and figure out where they will be at various times of the year. 

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#404 Don’t Believe, Know

Posted by Squatchfinder on 06 May 2013 - 07:04 AM

The concept of believe vs. know is a false dichotomy.  The reasons are as follows -


First, we commonly use the two terms interchangeably.  For example, when you are about to sit down in a chair, do you do so because you know it will hold you; or do you do so because you believe it will hold you?


Secondly, sometimes it is argued that belief is a matter of faith, where to know is a matter of empirical evidence. Therefore, it is argued “I do not ‘believe’ Bigfoot exist, I ‘know’ Bigfoot exist.”  However, this idea is problematic. For example, I believe the “Minnesota Howls” are made by Bigfoots, but I do not “know” (in the empirical sense) that they are unless there is video of them making the howls.  This is also true of every other piece of evidence that we have.


Thirdly, it is reckoned that belief, such as belief in the God of the bible, is based on nothing. It is often thought that it is equivalent to believing in the tooth fairy, but nothing could be future from the truth.  “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Heb.11:1). “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse (Rom.1:20). In addition, a historical creed defined faith as, “not only a certain knowledge, whereby I hold for truth all that God has revealed to us in his word, but also an assured confidence” (Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 21).

Therefore, believing that God exist is based on a certain knowledge, i.e. what the bible says and the creation et.al. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork (Ps.19:1).  Look at the eye for example and explain how it just happened by itself (that would indeed be equivalent to believing in the tooth fairy).  Now multiply that by billions of other things in creation, and they all by their very existence declare that there is a God. When we look at our phones and computers we do not imagine that they just spontaneously appeared; nor did they slowly evolve over eons of time.  Of course not; there were some very creative and intelligent engineers who designed and manufactured them. And so too, with the things of creation; creation emphasizes the observable fact of God’s existence, power, and wisdom. In short, belief in God is based on knowledge.


Fourthly, part of the confusion lies in the distinction between deductive reasoning and adductive reasoning.  In Bigfooting, we do not deuce anything (cf. point 2), we adduce. I freely admit that my belief in God is derived from adductive reasoning.  In fact, all of the sciences that are relevant to our field of interest (wildlife biology, zoology anthropology animal behaviorism et.al.) are based on adductive reasoning.  Sherlock Holmes’ crime solving ability was the result of adductive reasoning as a consequence of his observations. We take the existing evidence, derive a conclusion and reckon it is true unless able to be shown otherwise, that is adductive reasoning.


Lastly, some of the problem has to do with the word in. When I am asked, “Do you believe in Bigfoot?” I say, “No. I believe in Jesus Christ, but if you are asking if I believe Bigfoot exists, then the answer would be – yes I do. Let me put it another wayt, belief in is sujective, belief about is objective and those who insist on the word "know" fear (and rightly so) the subjective.


Conclusion – Let us not be those who get all boogered-up over semantics.

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#2727 Government Shut Down a BF Researcher

Posted by Airdale on 26 January 2015 - 10:24 PM

The following is a synopsis of Sasquatch Chronicles Episodes 69 and 72 which include information that link reports of “MIB’s” intimidating witnesses, including LEO’s, that have had credible Sasquatch encounters. One of the MIB’s is typically described as a clean cut, polite individual of average height and build, the other as a tall, powerfully built bearded biker or mountain man type with an intimidating personality; the quintessential good cop, bad cop team. Here is some possible background on one of the individuals. This also touches on possible government cover-ups of the subject.



On SC Episode 69 on 1/4/15, one of the guests is a rural deputy in the pan handle of West Virginia who has responded to a number of Sasquatch related calls. One of his friends, a deputy from the same department, was formerly a ranger at several National Parks, including Mesa Verde in the mid 1990's. While the two were talking about Bigfoot recently, the former ranger said that they are common knowledge in the Park Service and related that in about 1994 he remembered reading in a daily ranger report (these reports compiled high profile incidents from around the country and were distributed to all the parks) that two campers were killed by a Bigfoot in Glacier National Park in Montana. He is going to contact some former co-workers and try to find a copy of the report.


In Episode 72 on 1/11/15, a caller named Travis told of his encounter in Glacier on July 30th, 1997 while working as a maintenance worker with a high school friend and the friends uncle, both of whom are Native American. Travis and his friend came upon a large male Sasquatch digging under a fallen, rotten tree and when it heard them it jumped up, roared and came after them. Travis’ friend sprayed a cloud of mace (his term, pepper spray may be more likely) behind them from a can they were issued which caused the creature to pause long enough for them to get to their mountain bikes and back to their truck and escape. The uncle didn’t want to talk to Travis about it, but when he pressed the issue was told it may have been the same creature (he used a native word that sounded like Chanti or Kanti) that killed two campers in the Park in 1994.


Travis began talking about the incident among his co-workers and a few days later a large, bearded man calling himself Bear showed up in a black Ford Explorer with U.S. Government plates. He launched into a profanity laced public diatribe at Travis telling him he couldn’t tell a bear from a white tail and he needed to shut up. The uncle, who was present, tried to talk him down a bit, addressing him as Gary at which point the man came down on him for using his real name. After the episode ended, Travis found out the man’s full name is Gary Callahan, that he is from Dillon, Montana and the son of Todd Callahan who was said to be respected as a tracker by the Native Americans and supposedly killed a Sasquatch in the 1930’s and brought in the body.


I've never been big on conspiracy theories, but if some department or departments of the government are actively trying to bury information on this subject it seems as if their plans are coming unraveled pretty rapidly with the information being disclosed. Time will tell.


This is derived from a post that I made on the Bigfoot Forums in the thread “Campsite Destroyed”.

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#2715 Government Shut Down a BF Researcher

Posted by SRA-Todd on 25 January 2015 - 12:45 PM

If the government is keeping the existence of sasquatch under wraps, then they have a legitimate reason to keep researchers and advocates on the fringes of society.  I don't think they can silence the folks like us, but by perpetuating us as kooks, the rest of society will always snicker when we talk.  That might be the reason why guys like Biscardi end up on the front page of the news with his IPO crap, because the more ludicrous the subject becomes, the more society will tune us out when we stand up and stay "there's really something to this!"


Again, it's a head scratcher. 

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#1366 Sasquatch Trail Cam Avoidance Theories

Posted by jayjeti on 06 August 2014 - 12:08 AM

Many have reported that sasquatches will take food left for them at a feeding station but will discontinue taking the food if a trail cam is aimed at the same feeding station.  Coupled with the overall lack of success with trail cameras, evidently something is wrong with them.  I read one comment that trail cams actually create the opposite of the desired result in that they drive away sasquatches. One wonders, "what is causing this?" The explanation for this dilemma could be an inherent flaw in motion sensors.


Here are various methods used as motion triggers in sensor technology:



(pictured above) Infrared detector mounted on circuit board, along with photoresistive detector for visible light


There are several motion detection technologies in wide use:


1. Passive infrared (PIR)


Passive infrared sensors are sensitive to a person's skin temperature through emitted black body radiation at mid-infrared wavelengths, in contrast to background objects at room temperature. No energy is emitted from the sensor, thus the name "passive infrared" (PIR). This distinguishes it from the electric eye for instance (not usually considered a "motion detector"), in which the crossing of a person or vehicle interrupts a visible or infrared beam.  


2, Microwave


These detect motion through the principle of Doppler radar, and are similar to a radar speed gun. A continuous wave  of microwave radiation is emitted, and phase shifts in the reflected microwaves due to motion of an object toward (or away from) the receiver result in a heterodyne signal at low audio frequencies.  


3. Ultrasonic


An ultrasonic wave (sound at a frequency higher than a human can hear) is emitted and reflections from nearby objects are received.  Exactly as in Doppler radar, heterodyne detection of the received field indicates motion. The detected doppler shift is also at low audio frequencies (for walking speeds) since the ultrasonic wavelength of around a centimeter is similar to the wavelengths used in microwave motion detectors. One potential drawback of ultrasonic sensors is that the sensor can be sensitive to motion in areas where coverage isn't desired, for instance, due to reflections of sound waves around corners. Such extended coverage may be desirable for lighting control, where the point is detection of any occupancy in an area. But for opening an automatic door, for example, one would prefer a sensor selective to traffic in the path toward the door.  


4. Tomographic motion detector


Tomographic motion detection systems sense disturbances to radio waves as they pass from node to node of a mesh network. They have the ability to detect over complete areas because they can sense through walls and obstructions.




Of the four mentioned above, only the first one is passive.  # 1 (PIR) looks for body heat and does not emit anything.  All the others are actively emitting something.  The above description seems to say microwave sensors emit radiation which in turn creates a low audio sound and ultrasonic sensors emit a high frequency sound that likewise is received back as a low frequency sound.  In Browning's e-mail reply to Thomas they said,  


"Our cameras do not emit any frequencies that are noticeable by animals"


That implies the cameras do create audio frequencies, but Browning is saying it is not at a threshold that animals can hear.  Is the verdict still out on that?  Of course we can't here it. "Heterodyne" mentioned as a result of the microwave sensor is a frequency beyond human hearing.  I suppose one should specifically ask the manufacturer which motion sensor technology does Browning incorporate in its game cams.  


Of all the motion sensors, I wonder if trail cams with passive infrared is the way to go? And do makers of game cams even exclusively use that type of motion sensor technology?  Maybe none do since at the above link it says most motion sensors use dual modes of sensing.     It states,  


"Many modern motion detectors use combinations of different technologies. While combining multiple sensing technologies into one detector can help reduce false triggering, it does so at the expense of reduced detection probabilities and increased vulnerability. For example, many dual-tech sensors combine both a PIR sensor and a microwave sensor into one unit. In order for motion to be detected, both sensors must trip together. This lowers the probability of a false alarm since heat and light changes may trip the PIR but not the microwave, or trees may trigger the microwave but not the PIR. If an intruder is able to fool the PIR or microwave, however, the sensor will not detect. Dual-tech sensors are only as strong as their weakest link."  


Question: are microwave sensors creating infrasound?  The microwave motion sensor sends out alternating frequencies of radiation, but the receiver detects the changes in a low audio frequency.  Likewise, reading what it says about ultrasonic motion sensors, it says it sends out high frequency sounds, but it says just like microwave motion sensors it too is received back in low audio frequencies.


Infrasound is sound waves with frequencies below the lower limit of human audibility (low audio frequencies).   It's widely believed that sasquatches produce infrasound vocally, and many also speculate they might communicate with each other via infrasound.  If a lot of trail cams are using microwave or ultrasonic motion sensors then perhaps sasquatches are hearing low audio frequencies.  Ultrasonic sound waves are at a frequency above the upper limit of human hearing.  We can't hear infrasonic or ultrasonic audio frequencies but perhaps bigfoot can, at least infrasonic hearing is very likely.  It's a fact that there are animals that can hear beyond the range of human hearing.    


So, sasquatches might not simply be hearing the hum of an electrical device, as some speculate as the source of the problem, but it could be the motion sensor itself is creating the sound they are hearing, which if that is the case there would be no way to quiet a trail cam employing that mode of sensor to detect movement.  Therefore, we need to research the trail cameras we contemplate deploying in the field.  


Additionally, this opens up new strategies if the motion sensors on trail cams is the culprit behind not getting video at feeding stations, like figuring out how to employ camouflaged video cameras minus sensor technology aimed at an established feeding station or likely sasquatch crossing/habitat.  Any ideas on how to make that work?  That could be a means to test this theory. If successful it would lend credence to the noisy motion sensor theory.

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#1132 Theories on Invisibility by Sasquatches

Posted by jayjeti on 02 May 2014 - 03:34 PM

I thought the whole idea of sasquatches being able to become invisible sounded like nonsense, and in subsequent correspondences with the researcher I mentioned I attempted to make natural explanations for the stories he had relayed to me prompting him to express remorse for ever bringing the subject up.  But his comments still stuck with me.  When I read the article about the researcher who experienced a possible infrasound induced memory loss, I thought of a possible connection with claims of invisibility.  The researcher said that he functioned normally, not being incapacitated during the incident, even zooming in twice on the Bigfoot, but retained no memory of the whole incident.  When I read the article I was reminded of Native American claims that Sasquatches had the ability to make you "forget," which along with the scientifically known fact that certain frequencies of infrasound can induce memory loss added credence to his supposition of missing time.   So, is what seems like a sasquatch becoming invisible really the result of one's short term memory being zapped? To where it only seemed like it disappeared because we don't retain the moment it moved away.


The following is copied from an article:


"There also seem to be many reports of Sasquatch displaying seemingly supernatural abilities, such as becoming invisible and communicating telepathically. I noticed many researchers chose to discard these reports of psi phenomena, and focus instead on finding evidence of an “undiscovered North American Ape. . . .”  Early accounts Indians gave to white settlers describe them as being seven and a half to eight feet tall and covered with hair. They live in underground caves and don’t use tools, but are able hunt deer by the use of hypnotism and can elude enemies through ventriloquism. They also possess a powerful medicine that renders them invisible. They are fond of practical jokes and often steal salmon and occasionally women."




My comment: Native American legends tend to attribute supernatural explanations for its perceived abilities, a sort of magic, and that has also been the natural response today for what seems beyond the scope of natural understanding, and as the article above notes researchers often relegate it to psi phenomena and ignore this subject altogether.  There are also modern reports of deer acting strangely around Sasquatches and given it's skills with infrasound it is reasonable to assume it can aid in hunting, as the above article notes legends of deer being hypnotized by them, which is not unreasonable considering the paralyzing effects some people claim in response to Sasquatch induced infrasound.


The following are modern accounts of vanishing incidents.




Sasquatch vanishes in front of hikers


“After returning from a long hike, the group was stunned when a nine-to-ten foot Sasquatch stepped out in front of them a short distance away.  Then, in the twinkling of an eye, the Bigfoot completely disappeared in front of the witnesses!  The witnesses insisted that it literally dematerialized!  Mrs. Jeffrey reported that she was so awed at what she saw, that when they returned home, she did not leave the house for two weeks.  The woman was in such a total state of shock that she did not return to the area for some time.”


A man claims he watched a sasquatch vanish into thin air


"In summer of either 2000 or 2001 John Bohannon witnessed a creature he called Bigfoot on a small ridge next to a hill located just west of the Three Rivers Campground, and lies north of Alamogordo, NM (west of Ruidoso on the west side of the mountain).  During daylight hours John was traveling east on the dirt road in his truck when he glanced over to his right and noticed a tall hairy ape-like creature walking in the same direction as he was driving.  It was taller than the cholla cacti nearby (estimated by John to be at least 8' tall) and it looked toward John as it kept walking.  It's arms hung longer than it's knees, and had short brown hair with a reddish tinge all over it's body.  The only long hair was underneath it's forearms, and the shortest hair was at it's lower back/buttocks area. 


With knees slightly bent, but otherwise standing upright, the long-striding creature kept walking eastwardly, still staring at John, for approximately 100' until it seemed to vanish into thin air.  A juniper tree was near where the Bigfoot creature disappeared but the creature did not appear to walk behind it.  Because of this strange aspect John thought it must've walked into an invisible wall of some kind, but was unsure of just what happened (portal or some sort of camouflage?).  John's best description of the Bigfoot’s face was that of a "Neanderthal" being neither quite ape, nor quite human, but like a combination of both." 




It appears John slowed down and kept pace with the walking sasquatch for 100 feet.  The detailed descriptions of the face and hair sounds like the sasquatch was fairly close by.  Of note is the sasquatch had it's head turned toward John the whole time John was slowly following along.  Perhaps it aimed infrasound at John, causing him confusion or short term memory loss, and what seemed like a disappearing bigfoot was his brain not retaining the memory of what happened to it.  This would be similar to the Jedi mind trick theory, albeit not by psychic abilities, but due to infrasonic effects on the brain. 


Perhaps my hypothesis on the source of invisibility claims are incorrect or there's something more than is understood.  This is just food for thought on a subject that is not investigated much, but rather is subjected to scorn among many researchers, as is expressed in the following article.


The following is copied from another article:


"There are those who claim to have encountered the sasquatch, but have never seen it. They hear it breathing behind them, and turn to find nothing. They hear it following or walking beside them, but nothing is there. For centuries, Native Americans attributed supernatural abilities to the sasquatch including telepathy and the power to become invisible. It appears that Native Americans were not the only ones to find themselves in the presence of an invisible sasquatch. Reports of the unseen hominid continue today. . . . Obviously, the invisible sasquatch theory lends no further scientific credibility to the existence of the hidden man-ape. When attributing supernatural abilities to bigfoot, it becomes a paranormal entity and not a biological one. As a paranormal creature, bigfoot is easily caught up in trans-dimensional portal theories and ties with UFOs and extraterrestrial visitation. 

Skeptics suspect that it is only superstition and fear of being in the woods alone that causes the idea that an invisible sasquatch is nearby, making the strange noises one hears and breaking twigs behind them.




I likewise give no credence to theories that prescribe paranormal or "interdimensional" aspects to sasquatches in which they use supernatural powers or disappear as a result of opening and closing portals.


Another theory I've seen involves infrasound related visual effects.  The visual effects of infrasound was researched by Vic Tandy who wrote an article he titled, "Ghost in the Machine."  His focus was on finding explanations for ghostly apparitions sometimes observed in haunted houses, suggesting a possible infrasonic source is the culprit, noting how the right infrasonic frequency could be the cause.  He was put onto this idea after seeing a gray form he believes was caused by a fan that was emitting a frequency near 18 Hz.


In his paper he notes  ". . . a NASA technical report mentions a resonant frequency for the eye as 18 Hz (NASA Technical Report 19770013810). If this were the case then the eyeball would be vibrating which would cause a serious "smearing" of vision. It would not seem unreasonable to see dark shadowy forms caused by something as innocent as the corner of V.T.’s spectacles. V.T. would not normally be aware of this but its size would be much greater if the image was spread over a larger part of his retina."


Of course the problem with invisibility claims is not seeing something, but rather losing sight of something.  Although this might explain some the so called “cloaked” sasquatches that are partially visible, somewhat like the movie “Predator.”  Perhaps infrasound has some other unknown affect on the eyes or the visual cortex of the brain than is yet understood.

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#7918 Nomadic and/or Migratory?

Posted by SRA-Todd on 17 January 2017 - 02:07 PM

Based upon the definition of migrate, which means to move from one location to another, I think that is probably accurate because food sources shift from season to season.  


I don't think they travel thousands of miles looking for sunshine and sandy beaches, but they probably do have a large habitat that they will move around.  A home range if you will.  


I don't think they wander the map like a hobo riding the rails.  They stick to the areas they know have food and water, in my opinion.

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#7130 SRA 2016 Sasquatch Expeditions

Posted by shelley215 on 27 March 2016 - 04:58 PM

I would love to try and join the group again this year. August might work for me!

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#6913 Possible Sasquatch Footprints?

Posted by Tom47 on 12 October 2015 - 09:47 PM

I've posted elsewhere on this site about some of the activity on my remote property in northern Washington state.


Since my last post, I have been to the property twice in September with my son-in-law.  Both times we heard distinct wood knocks and sounds of something large moving in the bushes near the house.


On the night of September 15, we heard something moving on the hill to the south just above the house.  The next day we spent repairing the fence line on the east property line and also on that same south hillside as it had been broken in several places and cattle from the adjacent property were crossing onto our place to use the pond.  Returning to the house from the hillside a little after 6 PM, we noticed what appeared to be several large footprints in the area from which the previous night's noises appeared to come.  The clearest print is shown here next to a size 15 boot.




That same night, September 16, at about 11 PM, we heard wood knocks from the west side of the house.  A few minutes later, I distinctly heard something heavy walking up the hill along the west side of the house as it crunched through the dried weeds.  We spent the 17th doing other work around the property and, towards evening, were walking up the driveway on the south side of the house when we noticed large footprint-like impressions in the loose dirt about 50 feet from the southwest corner of the house and in line with the path I heard the footsteps following the night before.  I went back to the house and got my camera and a 12-inch ruler.  The photo below shows the clearest of these impressions and appears to be where something was standing.




There were many more similar tracks in the area as though whatever made them had walked around before heading up the south hill.


I wish these impressions showed more detail as I would then have more confidence in them.  But, perhaps that's how tracks look in this type of soil?  Does anyone think these are Sasquatch tracks or am I just "seeing things in the dirt?"

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#3650 I'm Back!

Posted by jayjeti on 17 August 2015 - 03:03 AM

The founders of the SRA really have a good grasp/deep knowledge of this phenomenon and I've learned a lot about it from them.  What caught my attention to this site is I was visiting different sites reading the behavioral sections (sections devoted to describing bigfoot behavior) and when I read the behavior section here it was "Wow, that's good!"  


On the home page select "Sasquatch" and when the menu drops select "behavior."  It was written by SRA Andy.

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#3242 Yeti DNA, Book: The Nature of the Beast by Bryan Sykes

Posted by jayjeti on 01 May 2015 - 03:39 PM

Dr. Sykes has of yet not published a paper for peer review on this subject, but nevertheless the sasquatch community has been anxiously optimistic about what Dr. Sykes would divulge in his recent book about his research into yeti DNA due to his credentials in the scientific community.  So, his new book is touted as a milestone in establishing the existence of a relic hominid.  


Bryan Sykes is a Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wolfson College. He has been involved in a number of high-profile cases dealing with ancient DNA, including those of 'Otzi the Iceman', a well preserved natural mummy of a man who lived around 3,300 BC and 'Cheddar Man', the remains of a man found in Cheddar Gorge, from approximately 7150 BC, it is Britain's oldest complete human skeleton. Professor Sykes in best known outside the community of geneticists for his bestselling books on the investigation of human history and pre-history through studies of mitochondrial DNA.



The whole title is "Nature of the Beast: the first scientific evidence on the survival of apemen into moder times.







Here is one review I found on Sykes' book.


"Well as suspected the book does exactly that, purporting that Zana was one such relic, and that is at first unsurprising and secondly, completely astounding. To have someone of Sykes ilk to support this notion should be a good day for the research of this creature. . . .  Well what I have read of it points to a very significant discovery. Zana, by Sykes description, is a sub species of human, an ancient strain of west African that existed 100,000 years or so ago and was not thought to persist to modern times. She by all descriptions fit the bill for an Almasty. She was covered in redish brown hair excepting the breast and buttox, exhibited super human strength, refused clothing, slept naked in a hole she dug outdoors, never spoke any language, nor did she copy any language, stood 6' 6" and could lift a bushel of potatoes or grain with no strain whatsoever, hold it out in front of her without the slightest bit of shaking, swim a raging river after a winter thaw, out run horses, this is not your modern human by any stretch, but yet give birth to children of a modern human father, none of which were as robust as Zana, but they still possessed some of those traits.  Her son Khwit's skull was measured and fell outside the homo sapien range, and by back tracking her descendants DNA Sykes could determine her west African origins."








Regarding Zana's descendants, the book says the mtDNA is of the L2C family, which is commonly found in West Africa, which is slightly against the 'escaped slave' theory, as Ottomans slaves were predominantly Europeans or East Africans. However, Sykes says nothing more about it except that it 'can't be matched' exactly.


It could be that cursory scans of mtDNA in 'bigfoot' hairs turn up that it's 'human', and no one looks further; so, it could be that the DNA is so close to being human, that it registers as such if a full scan of the genome is not being done.

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#3055 Russian Teaches Abominable Snowman to Drive a Tractor

Posted by jayjeti on 09 March 2015 - 02:54 AM

Dr. Jeanne-Marie-Therese Koffman, a Russian physician, delivered her report on Abominable Snowmen to a 1967 meeting of the Russian Geological Society. Nicknamed "the Abominable Koffman" by her colleagues, the Russian scientist told of her five-year search for the Agachikishi, as Snowmen are called in the USSR. She informed the assembled scientists that 219 people had sighted Snowmen during nine expeditions into the isolated areas of her country.

Even more interesting was a report from Dr. Koffman that a farmer in the Caucasus Mountain Range had successfully trained a Snowman to perform chores on the farm. The story is fragmentary; however, the farmer apparently discovered a starving snowman and the creature became very docile when the farmer fed him." The beast became something of an interesting pet," the report stated. "He followed the farmer around the farm when chores were done, and quickly learned to perform some of the simpler tasks. 

Eventually, the farmer taught his hairy hired hand to drive a tractor. The beast was very proficient in handling the tractor but was unable to learn how to start the machine."  . . . There have been an untold number of sightings in the Caucasus Mountains over the last several hundred years.  The Agachikishi, Kaptar, Mesheadam and the Almasty are regional names in various parts of Russia for the Abominable Snowman.  Each year, there are hundreds of confrontations with Snowmen. . . .




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#3054 Infrasound

Posted by jayjeti on 08 March 2015 - 08:47 PM



People don't always claim full blown panic attacks from BF induced infrasound, but it can be a constricted feeling in the chest, anxiety, and depression. I've researched studies done on the effects of infrasound and here is some of what I found.


Here's one quote from an article on infrasonic waves:


"They can be felt and, as studies have shown, they produce a range of effects in some people including anxiety, extreme sorrow, and chills."  http://www.slideshar...ound-ultrasound


Some only experience slight symptoms while others are greatly affected.  Here is a study done on the effects of infrasound produced by wind turbines. The study notes how many studies fail to understand it can effect people differently.


 "Many studies fail to take into account the fact that some people are more sensitive than others to the sensory impact. Some are significantly affected by the pulsating sound pressure while others are not affected by it in a significant way. . . . .  The rhythmic, pumping infrasound from wind turbines stimulates inner ear sensory functions [7, 8]. Such sensory stimulation can occur in people with sensory hypersensitivity . . . causing symptoms such as unsteadiness, dizziness, headache, difficulty concentrating, visual disturbances, and more [9].  The problems arise even if the noise level is relatively low, since infrasound constantly affects . . . the pressure in the inner ear via the vestibular organs. The pulsing sound pressure from wind turbines indirectly activates the autonomic nervous system, causing increased secretion of adrenaline with consequent stress effects, risk of panic disorder, high blood pressure and heart attacks for people with increased sensory sensitivity."


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That study touched on a problem with other infrasonic studies -- repeating the results in controlled studies.  As their study noted, "Many studies fail to take into account the fact that some people are more sensitive than others to the sensory impact. Some are significantly affected by the pulsating sound pressure while others are not affected by it in a significant way."


The following study notes effects on humans from naturally occurring atmospheric infrasound.


"Slight atmospheric pressure oscillations (APO) in the extra-low-frequency range below 0.1 Hz, which frequently occur naturally, can influence human mental activity. This phenomenon has been observed in experiments with a group of 12 healthy volunteers exposed to experimentally created APO with amplitudes 30–50 Pa in the frequency band 0.011–0.17 Hz. Exposure of the subjects to APO for 15–30 min caused significant changes in attention and short-term memory functions, performance rate, and mental processing flexibility."




Note: This goes along with what I've read previously that confusion and short term memory loss are some of the known side effects on humans from BF induced infrasound.


Here is a statement from studies conducted on mice using 5 Hz at 130 db which states, "Infrasound of 5 Hz at 130 dB can damage cardiac ultrastructure and function. Changes of [Ca2+]i and SERCA2 play an important role in the secondary cardiac damage. © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Environ Toxicol 22: 169–175, 2007."


http://The pain thre...170 dB or more.


This study found a relation between natural occurring infrasound in thunderstorms and changes in human behavior, it states, "The results suggest that a correlation may exist between the presence of infrasonic disturbances in the Chicago area and changes in selected human behavior."




A study of weaponized infrasound showed significant effects on the performance of rhesus monkeys.




The following is just a small sampling from table 1 on p. 4 of the pdf file.


"May affect labyrinths, vertigo, imbalance, etc.; resonances in inner organs, e.g., heart, with effects up to death. Intolerable sensations, imcompacitation, disorientation, nausia, vomiting, bowel spasms, etc."




Claims from people who have experienced BF infrasound can differ depending on the individual, where one person can be imcompacitated while someone standing next to that person can have a much milder affect. The reason infrasound effects tissue, unlike higher audio frequencies, is because it can create vibrations in the spaces between molecules, with different frequencies at different amplitudes causing different effects.


Combining the affects mentioned in the articles I linked to at the above studies here are the affects they found: anxiety, extreme sorrow, chills, depression, unsteadiness, dizziness, headache, difficulty concentrating, visual disturbances, pressure in the inner ear via the vestibular organs,  activates the autonomic nervous system, causing increased secretion of adrenaline with consequent stress effects, risk of panic disorder, high blood pressure and heart attacks, significant changes in attention and short-term memory functions, performance rate, and mental processing flexibility, may affect labyrinths, vertigo, imbalance, etc.; resonances in inner organs, e.g., heart, with effects up to death. Intolerable sensations, imcompacitation, disorientation, nausia, vomiting, bowel spasms, can damage cardiac ultrastructure and function, changes in human behavior, etc.


Both whales and dolphins are known to stun fish with infrasound.  Tigers are known to disorient their prey by blasting them with infrasound, and there are multiple examples, from both Native American lore and observations by hunters of deer acting strangely in the presence of sasquatches, and its possible they use infrasound to their advantage while hunting game.


I've wondered if proximity or multiple sasquatches plays a role in the severity of being "zapped" with infrasound.  When I was attempting to check out a sasquatch structure I found, I had to walk over top of a bramble of downed small trees and branches, and there was a cavity underneath them that was pitch black.  I don't know how deep it was, but it looked fairly deep, and in retrospect I've wondered if I could have been walking right over top of some of those creatures considering the severity of the infrasound I experienced.  This might explain the near paralyzing fear that I didn't understand why I was having.  


I thought maybe I had this sudden abnormal fear because I couldn't see all the way inside the structure yet without going all the way up to it, and I was fearful something was inside.  But I literally had to force myself to go all the way to the structure, having difficulty moving, but refusing to succumb to the fear I trudged on.   After leaving I felt much better, but whenever we stopped, I felt anxiety -- an irritable depression, but nothing close to what I experienced before.   The next year I experienced that same type of anxiety when we were leaving an area after dark (last year), after hearing sticks snap near us which I interpreted as them creeping up to get a look at us.


So, I wonder if infrasound diminishes at a distance, or multiple sasquatches might combine to produce the more severe attacks?  Or maybe they control it so well they've mastered different levels for different purposes?  It's just something I've wondered about, if the more debilitating infrasonic attacks means they are very close by, so that if you come under extreme duress perhaps they are closer than you've imagined.





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#2967 Bigfoot World Map (Names from around the World)

Posted by jayjeti on 26 February 2015 - 01:50 PM


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#2898 Theories on Invisibility by Sasquatches

Posted by jayjeti on 22 February 2015 - 03:58 PM

You could be right about them not having laryngeal air sacs.  I believe that idea comes mostly from those wanting to ascribe apelike characteristics to sasquatches.  The same is true for ascribing apelike sagittal crests.  I believe they have vaulted craniums instead.  The greatest feature that causes people to see them as throwbacks of our ape cousins is their hair covered bodies, but early man was hair covered too.    So, I agree they are a species of human, and as such I believe all parts of their anatomy can be found in human linage in some fashion.


I wrote an article that touches on some of these issues, including the mid-tarsal break observed in sasquatch foot morphology.  1 in 13 humans have that trait to varying degrees.  



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#2894 How To Do Field Research

Posted by TruthHunter on 22 February 2015 - 11:00 AM

Zoos use red light with their nocturnal animals. Its night time for them.

IR led's have essentially no emissions in the visual spectrum. If they

react to your tech, it's for other reasons.


I think Jay was hoping for specific tips for his area. The Full moon is June 2,

so you will be there duringa waning moon. 2-9 will have a fair amount of

moonlight late at night.


What other constraints? Are you with other researchers? Family that's not

quite as interested?  


Pre-survey with google earth

 What's the geology? Caves  or grottos? Ponds, streams and swamps?

How much human activity? What patterns?

Game habitat? Hunter info about the area? Any clues from the reports?

June is too early for berries, except possibly wild strawberries, what food

are they likely to be seeking?


When you get there, survey likely habitat. Look for stick markers, broken, bent trees. If you do

find sign, back off. You might just get them to shift out of the area.

Do things to attract like cook/bake in the middle of the night.


Gifting or bait is problematic. In a short term situation, there is the trust issue. If they

come around, hanging some of our food where they can reach it close to camp may work.

FP kids may dig the handouts, but the adults likely would be

more comfortable with trades.  You may have to be a good salesman; create demand. Give 

them something they didn't know the wanted!   B)


I would try gifting. PBJ sandwiches are well liked. Try to let them know you eat them too.

If you get responses, stay in the area, if not keep surveying.


There is a report of a guy who drove slowly through a wild area in the Carolinas every night at

about 2 am. He got their attention after awhile, eventually, giving them food. The regularity,

slowness of travel, and turning lights off when stopped brought success. He found another population that

was "unfriendly", ie, didn't want to interact with him.


Success comes from breaking out of normal human activity. They know how we behave and mostly 

avoid us. If we come into an area and don't quite behave like other hunter/hiker/campers/birders,

they will wonder what we are up to. 


If one took a 4 wheeler, put a much better muffler on it and drove very slowly in the middle of the 

night using night vision(you'd have to drive very slow!), I bet you would quickly get attention,

if they are in the area.(this would only work if there are roads/trails without car traffic and off road

vehicles are allowed)

There is a toy night vision product that is simply a tiny tv with a camera set to night mode for 

$85 bucks, it  works very well. Its chief disadvantage is narrow field of vision.On ebay, there

is a surveillancecamera for about $20 bucks. Its good in the dark to about 30 feet and has

an 80 degree field. It works off 12 V. I would hook it up to a small TV. Turn down the brightness

or filter it, so that it doesn't interfere with night adaptation. Voila, a surprisingly effective night vision

system suitable for trails and even ground.

Be sure to take pictures of yourself, your friends/family and pets if you think they see you.


I agree that whoops and knocks can be counterproductive.  Trying to trick them damages what

we need the most; trust. Patience is better. If they are in the area, staying up and listening is better.

 If we do use such, we should do it in a way that lets them know its us. It might work to use some

similar signal with each other, so they knew we communicating with each other using a similar



Cooking late at night to provide tantalizing smells, may work, especially if you camp

downwind from where they may be. Follow their schedule. Survey etc early, then sleep during

the day, early evening. Get up and sit around the camp without light through the night.



they hunt about dark. In early summer they may be eating more new vegetation, so behaving


After they are fed, they interact with each other, check us out, etc


When I was younger, I used to walk without

a light at night quite a bit(not in habitat). With a little care, it was doable on trails.

(I didn't do this in treacherous

areas). If you can see at all in the dark, walk around leave the lights off, slow down and listen.  


Most researchers lack patience. Jane Goodall took at least 9 months before she could

do more than catch glimpses of the chimps. If you aren't retired or have a research

grant that's impossible.  In a week or two, if you come away with more than zero, your doing




I'm thinking, since they like to spy on us, help them. Set up a large screen tv hooked to a camera

pointed to our camp. Help them get the connection. Put the tv near cover where they can see

the camp(or house) without being seen. Use

a similar angle, only much closer. In areas close to human habitation, they likely have some understanding of tv.

 Turn the brightness way down so the tv doesn't illuminate the area much. I bet they would love it.


Chimps in captivity love TV, why not wild Squatches? How much do they watch tv through

our windows at night?  


To me, the most difficult thing is to give them a reason to relate to us. We are at best from a "hostile"

tribe. Humans are mostly enemies. If we break that pattern, there is still a lot of trust to develop.

We need to pay careful attention to anything that teaches us about their social rules. Are

we often very rude to them?


Several years ago, a group of researchers found what appeared to be a nest with a baby.

They weren't equipped to take a pic of the baby in the dark, so its inconclusive. That night

they were attacked. A stick was  rammed throught the side of a storage trailer.  The FP

mommy showed remarkable restraint.


I've thought about gifting  them with knives. What kind of knife do you give to a Person who has

hands twice as big and is 10 X as strong?  I used to make knives when I was a kid, maybe

a handcrafted one... 

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#2891 Sasquatch Trail Cam Avoidance Theories

Posted by TruthHunter on 22 February 2015 - 06:22 AM

I don't think that you all are putting enough weight on the idea that

they probably just see the cameras. They may not have a high symbolic or

abstract intelligence, but they are geniuses at tracking and perception.


Australian Aborigines are legendary for tracking. They can follow a trail at 

a run where we would scarcely find a trace. Much of this is innate.

I remember an experiment where

aborigine children were tested. In visual perception and recall, they were 2

standard deviations(genius) better than white children at these specific abilities.

These were children that grew up in town!


Imagine if you will, a creature that has a "college education" in seeing anything

out of place or changed. He sees where you walked around as if you put orange

paint on your shoes. He probably thinks "2 days ago the human left the trail, tromped all

around that tree over there, scuffed off some bark and made a clumsy attempt

to hide that box that has an eye. We are thinking "nobody can see that."


Where there has been some success, I suspect they weren't looking. They weren't 

around when it was set up, they were not in their "backyard", or they weren't expecting

it in a particular place.


In the forest they essentially have no enemies. Sanderson reported that they were seen

to fight Grizzlies and kill them. But we are a danger to them. Our guns

can kill them. Why wouldn't they be extra vigilant to our traces and presence?  They know

our habits and become hyper-alert when we deviate from our habits.


Consider that they have beliefs about us. We do a lot of things beyond their comprehension.

I am fond of an Arthur C. Clarke quote "Any sufficiently advanced technology is

indistinguishable from magic."

They have a magical view about much of our activities.  If they don't understand, they fear.


This is why I think we will only succeed with cameras if we make a "pact" with them

that makes them feel they can tolerate our cameras.

We must teach them;

1. Cameras aren't dangerous to them.

2. We aren't harmed by them.

3.  We can allow them to have us under surveillance with our cameras.

4. Our use of video can benefit/educate them

5. We make a pact(implied) to not trick them.

6. We offer them something they want. Something

that will offset the risk of interacting with their mortal enemy.

7. They are likely uncomfortable with our gifts, They don't know

what they can give in return. What do we value? This is a problem.

We don't value most things they can obtain.


They can likely easily obtain deer hides, but that hugely problematic.

As soon as we possess them, we are poaching. 



As for the licking video, I think we are dealing with a young one. He shinnied

up the tree coconut climber style. The face, though looks strange for a Squatch.

Essentially hairless, hippy hair. Human lip nose ratios. I'm willing to postulate

a prankster, who knew about the project.


If it was the FP kid, probably "got a licking" for it!


With the White Sasquatch video, there are at least two more vids out there from

this same location. One is of a juvenile climbing a tree at the right edge. Another

is of one throwing a loaf of bread into the camera view. My guess is whitey thought

he was out of range, maybe even figuring if he got down on all 4's, for a bit, he wouldn't

be seen.


I don't think its necessary to speculate about detecting some postulated

low level of sound created by the electronics.(electrical changes produce

mechanical stresses-produce sound) It may be there, but its 

likely below ANY threshold of hearing. 


They simply see what we do. They don't understand it. They fear it

and cleverly avoid it.

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#2730 Government Shut Down a BF Researcher

Posted by jayjeti on 27 January 2015 - 12:58 AM

Author William Jevning recounts an episode of government cover up.




Bigfoot Evidence  http://bigfooteviden...ot.html#moretop



The link below is about a BF researcher relating an episode of the U.S. Forestry Service covering up sasquatches.  Two men reported tracks they had found on a road to a forest service supervisor.  The tracks which covered a long distance with perhaps thousands of footprints were on a road that had a thick layer of dust, a perfect medium for impressions.  The forestry service supervisor told the men he was going to photograph the prints.  Two hours later they also contacted William Jevning who was a BF investigator in that area.  When Mr. Jevning arrived he discovered that a water truck that was used in fighting fires had sprayed water and destroyed all the tracks, and it only sprayed water on that section of road where the tracks were laid.  Mr. Jevning could not find the supervisor who supposedly photographed the footprints, being told they knew of no such person.   But he felt like he was being given the runaround.  





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#1548 Introductions

Posted by MN Resident on 05 September 2014 - 10:54 PM

Lots of Chris' here it seems.  My name is Chris, too.  I live in the Minneapolis area.


I was interested in the Patterson-Gimlin footage as a kid but thought it was one solitary monster akin to the Loch Ness monster.  I thought it lived in northern California or Washington and never gave it much thought since I figured it would never get me from there.


In November of 1998, I went deer hunting solo in a MN state park under special hunting priveledges.  Keeping this story very short, I was in the dark and I believe I was roared at by something that could only be described as a cross between the T-Rex in Jurassic Park & a lion.  It sounded like it was only about 20 yards behind me.  It then ran off bipedally through the woods and it sounded like it was snapping off small trees as it ran.


I filed a report with the BFRO and I believe it might have been the same Andy from this site that interviewed me on the phone.  I am leaving details out of the story for now.


I would love to go back to the same area with a SRA researcher and show them the area and see if there are still any clues of remaining activity.  I have read many reports of activity in this area along the border of MN & WI.


I have hunted in this general area 3 more times and hiked & biked in it a couple times since 1998 but I have never gone near the "spot" I was roared at.


I told myself I had an encounter with a bear to keep my sanity.  But after seeing YouTube videos, finding the BFRO site maybe around 2006-2007, and listening to bear sounds vs. Sierra sounds  did I start piecing some things together such as stick structures, a shelter I found while scouting prior to the deer hunt and wondering if I had been stalked and roared at by a sasquatch.


I'm fascinated, maybe a little obsessessed, and definitely more scared of the woods.  The only way I can keep my sanity is to try to learn more and that's why I'm here.  I hope to go on a research expedition some day.

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#1462 Introductions

Posted by Sammy on 26 August 2014 - 09:43 PM

Hello Everyone,

My name is Chris and I live in Minneapolis MN. My interest in this subject goes back to my childhood. I grew up in Minneapolis but as a registered member of one of the indian tribes here in Minnesota, I spent much of my childhood hunting & fishing in Northern Minnesota.


I never had any personal experiences until I became associated with the BFRO, but I immersed myself in the subject as a child, reading as much material as I could get ahold of, watching all the shows & documentaries I could and basically scaring the hell out of myself at a very young age. As I grew older the interest was sort of pushed to the back burner until sometime in 2008 or 2009  when I was up late writing a paper for a class I was taking and listening to Coast to Coast radio, where they had a researcher from the BFRO talking about his experiences and adventures as a researcher and BOOM! The obsession was reborn! I found the BFRO, attended my first expedition in Wisconsin where a young man had a sighting through a thermal imager. This was where I first met Andy, Kris & a few other folks I recognize in this group, and I think I even rubbed elbows with Jim that time around but can't say for sure. I eventually became an investigator for the BFRO under Andy's tutelage.

Since then I have been very fortunate to have several indirect encounters with the creatures, to include numerous woodknocks, tree push overs, and branch breaking incidents as well as a very clear instance of samurai chatter near Leach Lake MN. I had a Class A sighting in Kettle River on one of Andy's BFRO Expeditions, and was fortunate to assist with the production of the Minnesota episode of Finding Bigfoot. My time spent researching with Andy, Kris and the rest of the crew has been one of the most satisfying and rewarding time periods in my life. 
I will be attending the Northern Minnesota Expedition in just a few short days, and can't wait to get back in the woods!

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