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#1 SRA Andy

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:17 PM

Newbsquatch:

With all the reports I’ve read where people have had very close encounters, it doesn’t seem that they are dangerous.  If they wanted to hurt us, they could very easily do it and I was wondering what the SRA has to say about this. 

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:23 PM

SRA-Andy:

I think that sasquatches do have the potential to be dangerous to people. As with any wild animal, they can be unpredictable.  Their likely high intelligence makes them even more unpredictable, for, as a species, they seem peace loving and indisposed to hurt people, there are likely individuals that act contrary to the norm, just as we humans have anti social individuals who act outside the norms of our society.

 

So on the whole we feel that they will typically not harm people, but the potential does exist, so one should take that into account when dealing with them. 


 


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:24 PM

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My couple experiences had decidedly aggressive/intimidating elements.  The opinions of the two guys I trust most both with extensive experience with the things is that it is foolhardy to bank on them being big teddy bears that just can’t wait to interact meaningfully with humans.    At the least they should be respected like any other big predator.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:25 PM

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There are quite a few accounts throughout history of Sasquatch being aggressive. A lot of cases involved humans being aggressive toward them first. Many of the accounts in recent years appear to be swept under the rug. Why? Maybe as not to alarm the public? I am not sure. But most recently there are a large number of accounts of potential cases involving sasquatch even though the author doesn’t come right out and say so. The two set of books is called “Missing 411″. I have read both books and there are many of these cases that I feel must be involving sasquatch. On the other hand there are some cases that could have other explanations. I feel that we as a research group need to take and express that everyone venturing into the forest should take precautions and use the “buddy” system as much as possible. The squatch I have encountered have not been overly aggressive, but I have been escorted out of an area a couple of times. Yes they have the physical strength and size to harm us if they wanted. I feel that the majority of them are not interested in harming us, but like the human population there are those rogue individuals that may and will given the chance. The books “Missing 411″ are good reads on this subject. If you are going to read them I would recomend reading the eastern edition first. In it the author appears to have evidence that the forestry department has knowledge of the potential dangers that sasquatch can present. I say, like anything in the the forest we need to proceed with respect and caution.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:25 PM

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Any creature capable of a measurable response to a stimulus will have the potential to react unpredictably.
Bears alone will typically flee from people

Bears eating will defend their food and act hostile to people

Bears with cubs will make sure your not a threat to the cubs with an extreme response.

Dogs, even domesticated, will respond in the same ways as a bear.

 

Sasquatch, by logical extension, will respond in a way that it feels appropriate to the stimulus it is receiving.
Use the example of the bear and apply a higher intelligence. There is no reliable way to determine the reaction.
This means that a sasquatch is capable of a wide range to actions from passive to peaked aggression.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:26 PM

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I think they are only aggressive when feeling the stress of humans invading their space. And that aggression may be mistaken for the bigfoot feeling that they have to protect themselves.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:27 PM

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Would that include being flipped over on a wheeler?


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:27 PM

Hey!

I was flipped off of a wheeler...

Landing on my head is what allowed me to sustain no injuries.
 


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:24 AM

Hey!

I was flipped off of a wheeler...

Landing on my head is what allowed me to sustain no injuries.
 

 

Yeah, not much left in your head to injure, so that was probably a good call.  :P


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:37 AM

On one daytime encounter I had with 2 of them the first seemed non threatening. It was content to hide near enough to throw small rocks or acorns near me. However when the second one got closer it was breaking branches and closing in on where I was. It took a very slow approach but sounded like there was an elephant walking down the creek. When it was about 200 feet away I left the area. To me this was saying it could snap me as easily as the branches and wanted me to go elsewhere. It seemed to be trying to intimidate me into leaving. It worked! If there is any sign of aggression  I would strongly recomend to put some distance between you.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:17 AM

First off this was completely my own fought only period end of story. Not the animal.

I got the big brite idea one day of carrying Gill-Suit ( keep from getting shot while traveling) to a good spot and put on the suit in hopes of getting a good photo of our big friend,

After countless hours I stand up took off the Gill-Suit & put it back in carrying bag.  And start my way back to camp & walked maybe 15 foot & there was a rock came flying sideways and caught me right in the ribs and broke at least 4 or 5 if not more ribs. So yes they can be dangerous. But it was totally my fought because I scared 1,  I believe one who sneak up behind myself while I was lean up to back of a big tree for hours waiting trying to get a good photo.

But I think they as curious about us as we are of them.. There countless stories of them watching young kids play and never once try to harm them.

I saw post above about that 411 writer & group, Few weeks ago I don't know if there account got hacked or what happened but I got a e-mail from that group that basically blasted every name in the Big Foot research groups in whole world down to even using very foul language.. This puzzled myself greatly. Yes there are a few people in this field I don't agree with them but I don't say nothing bad to or about them. This e-mail they even blasted Jeff Meldrum and couple other Collage Professors who are highly regarded by some people ..

This highly confused myself on why would they attack other people like that?? PM me if you got one of them e-mails from that 411 group too,  Very strange actions from what I use to very highly regard them & that group but no more.. ??

The e-mail itself was so strange and out of the normal. I question myself why would they do something like that??  I thought maybe there web-site got hacked and people trying to destroy there name.. Myself I not read any of there book's but I do greatly enjoy listen to Dave talk on radio show Coast to Coast AM late at night. Or I did until that strange e-mail now I don't know what to think.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:50 PM

Holy COW!  You are the first person I have talked to who actually got hit by a rock with force.  Broken ribs too...WOW!  Usually they throw near you, but don't hit you.  You are lucky you got it in the chest and not the head. Thanks for posting that.

 

Maybe we should wear hard hats during expeditions...hmmm.

 

 

I don't know anything about the 411 e-mails, sorry.

 

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:05 PM

I have a feeling they would go to great lengths to protect their children and their families - just like we would.


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 10:59 PM

I have a feeling they would go to great lengths to protect their children and their families - just like we would.

 

I concur.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:26 PM

Maybe they were making a statement about your activities? They could think wearing the gille suit is bad, or you surprised them and they didn't like that.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:57 PM

I have a gille suit, have not yet used it...but have had it with me for at least 3 expeditions.  After hearing your experience...I'm not really excited about using it now to obtain my "awesome photos" from cover.

 

I have also been at an expedition where an experienced woodsman wore a gillie suit, was just walking down a trail, not trying to be hidden but was forced out of the area by at least 2 squatches and he suggested there might have been 2 more in locations he couldn't identify confidently because he was quite literally running back to the safety of base camp.

This happened in Michigan.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 01:30 PM

I have a gille suit, have not yet used it...but have had it with me for at least 3 expeditions.  After hearing your experience...I'm not really excited about using it now to obtain my "awesome photos" from cover.

 

I have also been at an expedition where an experienced woodsman wore a gillie suit, was just walking down a trail, not trying to be hidden but was forced out of the area by at least 2 squatches and he suggested there might have been 2 more in locations he couldn't identify confidently because he was quite literally running back to the safety of base camp.

This happened in Michigan.

 

If I remember correctly, he'd actually walked within 10 feet of one without seeing it, had it jump up and bolt for dense foliage as soon as he had turned his back to it.  Once it was in cover it began growling angrily at him, which prompted him to run back to camp.  I was in camp as he came in, white as a sheet.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:56 PM

If I remember correctly, he'd actually walked within 10 feet of one without seeing it, had it jump up and bolt for dense foliage as soon as he had turned his back to it.  Once it was in cover it began growling angrily at him, which prompted him to run back to camp.  I was in camp as he came in, white as a sheet.

 

Right, and all of what your describing took about 10 - 30 seconds...before he was running back to us.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:02 AM

  I have always considered this being a woman and going out in woods alone. I don't tell anyone where I am. I have not encountered a sasquatch, but I have been in some pretty remote places miles from my parked car. I don't go out alone at night anymore, I used to but now I stay within sight of my car when I am out at night. I do some calls and wood knocking along woods edge or just in a 100 feet. One time in IL I parked along a back road side and slept in my car for an hour, I was getting very tired and I was 3 hours from home, so I just wanted a "power nap" I was in the boonies along the IL/WI border.Something jolted me out of sleep...not sure what it was. I never heard or saw anything. I always wondered if I had a vistor that night that was curious.  


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:46 AM

I've been thinking about the possibility that when humans are sneaking around their area and trying to trick them they might think the humans are trying to take their land and their food. So maybe the aggression is them defending what is theirs?


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