Vanishing Bigfoot and Anecdotal Accounts:

Implications and Challenges for Researchers

By Sharon (Eby) Cornet
May 22, 2005

Originally written for, and posted on The Royal Forum: http://www.theroyalforum.com/article.php?id=73Related article – A Hypothesis, If Correct, Could Revolutionize Biology, Bigfoot and Photosynthetic Pezioelectric Induced Transparency (PPIT) via H2S, by Pearl Jo Prihoda (c) May 16, 2005:

Concerning PPIT —->  www.osareal.com

THIS ARTICLE HAS CHANGED!  UPDATED ARTICLE INCLUDES REMOVAL OF OUTDATED PART (MEGANTHROPUS) AND ALTERATION FOR CURRENT INFORMATION, WITH EXPLANATION OF THIS REMOVAL/CHANGE INCLUDED BELOW IN 2nd ARTICLE: CORRECTION ON MEGANTHROPUS.

Vanishing Bigfoot and Anecdotal Accounts:

Implications and Challenges for Researchers

By Sharon (Eby) Cornet © May 22, 2005

Table of Contents

The Two Big Questions

BIGFOOT EYEWITNESS TESTIMONIES

    Early American Legends (BFRO – Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization)

     Typical Reports With Interesting Features

          A Quickly Vanishing Bigfoot

     Atypical Reports With Alarming Implications
          Horizon City Monster
          Bigfoot Dematerializing?
          The Trap
          Bigfoot’s Invisible Wall
          Field Tests from 1975 to Current
DISCUSSION
     Hydrogen Sulfide, Geology, and Bigfoot

Bigfoot Transparency – Actual or Illusion?

     Looking Outside of What is Expected

     The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Geomagnetics

     The Challenge

Bigfoot Intelligence – Where are the Bodies?

Conclusions

Bio

References and Notes

The Two Big Questions

There exists two severely important questions – which we hope to address in detail here – that continue to plague investigators, Cryptozoologists, and other researchers who are attempting to explain and find the final evidence that will prove, once and for all, the existence of BigfootSasquatch, Skunk Apes, Yeti, Yowies, Almas, Kaptars, Mapinguari, and their kind world over.  For the Bigfoot researcher who goes into the field (specifically here in the U.S.), and has learned the habits and idiosyncrasies of Bigfoot, collected eye-witness testimonies, hair, feces, and other field samples, made numerous footprint casts, and even spotted Bigfoot themselves, there is little or no doubt left of their obvious existence; but to the skeptic who ridicules the “evidence” and does not do any serious field work or research which would support or falsify that work scientifically, the same two questions are thrown into the face of those who seriously want to expose an irrefutable answer concerning the elusive Bigfoot:  Where are the bodies or bones? And… Why do they seem to vanish into thin air before they can be caught?  It is my intent to not only discuss some of the reasons why, but also to propose a challenge, along with providing a test that researchers can do in the field when Bigfootmakes his “disappearance.”

Even though there are historical, folkloric, and oral traditional tales existent throughout the nations of the earth, we are still faced with the fact that, to date, not a single one of these giant hairy creatures has been caught alive to be observed, studied, and documented by the experts, and no remains have been found for examination in the laboratory.  Truly, these curiosities nag those of us who remain as questioning Bigfoot researchers, but more from the desire within to know and understand, than because of anything the skeptics (and/or “armchair scientists”) would say.  Hoaxers and outright liars only compound the problems we face.  In order to begin finding the answers we must understand the questions, and the creatures that incite them within our minds.  We must look at the evidence with an open mind and take ALL the evidence into account, and not just the parts that are acceptable to our own belief systems.  To understand where the bodies of Bigfoot and his kind go during or after death, and how they seem to amazingly evaporate from any hold we could possibly put on them while alive may be the key to finding them.

There is evidence, according to worldwide eyewitness testimonies that this creature, although with the appearance of a half-human, half-ape-like face, might be completely different than either humans or apes in not only environment, but also physiology, diet, thinking abilities, and other talents.  It is very possible that the reason the best hunters have yet to tow in a Bigfoot body is because Bigfoot are acutely more aware, and more keen, than we previously thought.  Perhaps we underestimate these gentle giants immensely.  For answers to these problems we will look not only to testimonies for clues, but also to evidence in the field that might help explain some of the strange camouflaging and apparent invisibility/transparency abilities that these musky-smelling hominoids appear to be utilizing.

Please notice, as you read further, that these accounts are varied but all have a few things in common…. Either bad smells associated/not associated with Bigfoot camouflage, unexplainable disappearances, or and outright vanishing in front of the witness(es) by different means.  Please also note that the majority of sightings are typically in forested or mountainous areas, near waterways of some kind, and usually on or near fault line areas and/or volcanic/granitic areas.  We will go into why this is so, later on.  Also realize that even though I recognize that a good majority of “vanishing Bigfoot” just simply run off into the trees, it is the more unusual accounts of them unexplainably vanishing that I am addressing here.  Because any good Bigfoot data starts with those who see them, we begin with eyewitness testimonies.  But for the record, up front, I am not yet convinced of Bigfoot being a UFO-occupant placed here on earth (some indications could show mimicry however, but that is another subject for another paper).

 

 

BIGFOOT EYEWITNESS TESTIMONIES

 

Early American Legends (BFRO – Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization)

Quote: “This story, I found out later, was based on the Blackwood one… but I suspect Blackwood based his on the Northern U.S./Canadian legends of the Wendigo. The story goes like this: there were these two guys that went canoeing, and they came to a place where they had to portage (carry their canoes overland). They walked through the woods until night fell, and they set up camp. Well, one of the guys woke up in the middle of the night to answer the call of nature, and he saw that the side of the tent was bowed inward, as if someone was leaning on it. But, his buddy was sleeping right next to him. He reached up to touch the tent wall, and it was ice cold. He was so scared, he just lay there until morning, not sleeping. When day came, the thing outside the tent was gone. So, the two guys packed up their gear, and got their canoe, and headed off again. They walked all day, and when the sun was setting, they came upon an old Indian man, holding a human skull and shaking beads in it. He said to him: “You can’t stay here, this is Wendigo territory. Get through it as quickly as you can.” Of course, being Stupid White Guys 😉 they laughed at him, and kept walking. Well, the sun went down, and all of a sudden, somewhere behind them in the woods, they heard this horrible scream. It could only have been the old Indian. They looked at each other, kinda freaked out, and they started walking a little quicker. And then, behind them, they heard this huge, crashing noise like a runaway bulldozer coming through the woods. They looked around, and there was nothing there, but the trees were splintering and crashing down in the path of something horrible and invisible. Well, they dropped their canoe and all their gear and they just ran like hell, and kept running until they dropped from sheer exhaustion. And the thing behind them came howling up — and stopped and crashed around for a while in frustration, but it couldn’t get them because they had reached the far edge of its territory”. (1)

Typical Reports With Interesting Features

Data from “Chronological List of Bigfoot Sightings (1818-1980)” – paraphrased

c. 1930 at Kwaltwa Kitasu Bay, Swindle Is., BC by Tom Brown. Bigfoot seen in shallows at night; screamed when shot at, but no body to be found next day.

1950’s by two men camping at Pine Barrens, NJ. Two separate sightings of Bigfoot at night, one from only a few yards; ‘overpowering foul odor’ noticed

Spring 1957 two hunters at Big Cypress Swamp, FL.  As they slept in hammocks, a Bigfoot stood and watched them. They awoke and saw it was tall and dark with glowing eyes. After about 2 minutes it walked away.

In 1964 at Point Isabel, Clermont County, OH, Mr. & Mrs. Lew Lister were sitting in parked car.  They saw Bigfoot, which changed shape, and then vanished.

July 1965 Jack Taylor at Nr Butedale, BC. Man fishing saw two Bigfoot creatures on shore and another in the water swimming strongly.

Summer 1966 Nr Anclote River, Elfers, FL. Bigfoot seen by Ralph “Bud” Chambers.  It was standing in trees and had a ‘rancid, putrid odor’.

Summer 1966 in Nr Richland, WA, Greg Pointer, Roger True, Tom Thompson, Carl & Jim Franklin, John McKnight, Alvin Anderson, Selby Green, Roger Howard, Bob McDonald, Ron Blackburn all witness an 8-ft, whitish-gray Bigfoot; was repeatedly shot at with no effect.

Oct 1966 in Albuquerque, NM, Clifford McGuire & family. Over a period of several weeks a 5-ft Bigfoot that cried like a baby roamed round their property, and the radio would stop when it was near.

Sept 1967 . Carol Davis from Nr Bellingham, WA saw Bigfoot wading out of the sea.

1970 two fisherman in Lake nr Priest Lake, ID saw Bigfoot swimming across a lake.

1972 a rancher from Nr North Fork of Logy Creek, WA. A foul-smelling Bigfoot approached camp fire and stood for several minutes before shuffling away; dogs paralyzed with fear.

May 29, 1973 Anthony Dorsey Nr Sykesville, MD made first sighting of Bigfoot with luminous eyes. This was after a UFO was seen to drop an object into a nearby reservoir. Other people reported seeing an 8-ft black-haired Bigfoot.

August 24, 1973 a man from Herminie, PA saw a 7-ft Bigfoot 30 ft away in his garden, it smelled like ‘rotten eggs.‘ He went to get a gun but it had gone when he returned.

Early Oct, 1973 Nr Galveston, IN. Jeff Martin or Jim Mays (one name is probably a pseudonym, as the initials are the same) saw Bigfoot on 2 occasions, also lights or UFOs in the same area.

Feb 6, 1974 in Uniontown, PA a woman & son-in-law Bigfoot disappeared when shot at; others seen close by, plus a UFO.

On June 19, 1980 Ray Quay in Russells Point, OH. Part-time police officer saw ‘big and hairy’ creature near barn, smelling like ‘limburger cheese on a hot muffler’. (2)

A Quickly Vanishing Bigfoot

Quote: “Submitted by witness on Wednesday, May 22, 2002.

DATE: late Nov. 1990-92

SEASON: Fall

STATE: Texas

COUNTY: Red River

NEAREST TOWN: Manchester, Texas

OBSERVED: I was deer hunting 10-12 years ago in late Nov. I was on a deer lease in Red River County. I was sitting on a stool and observed deer scrapes on trees along a creek bed. I was watching for these deer to approach. After I had been sitting there for an hour or so I turned my head and noticed what looked like an 8 or 9-foot tall stump that wasn’t there earlier. It was approximately 120-130 yards away. I raised my deer rifle and looked through the scope at it. Through my 6X scope, I was able to see it as close up as if it were 30 feet away from me. It was looking right at me. It was a large ape-like creature. I kept it in my sight for 15-20 minutes. It never moved. I then heard a snap off to my left. I turned my head to observe where this noise came from. I didn’t see anything. When I turned back to the creature, it was gone! It had been standing in grass that was knee-high to me, about a foot and a half to 2 feet tall. I feel that it couldn’t have moved away in the short period of time my attention was drawn away. I feel that it dropped down in the grass to avoid detection. I feel that the snapping noise was made by another creature to divert my attention from the other one. At this time, I got up and left everything but my rifle and backed out of the area. I had this thing dead to rights in my scope but couldn’t shoot because I did not feel threatened.”

Source: http://www.texasbigfoot.com/RedRiver1.html

Atypical Reports With Alarming Implications

 

Horizon City Monster

A report of a possible Bigfoot camouflage effect is based on the Horizon City Monster account by Ms. Montanez who lives in the desert east of El Paso, TX.  She first spotted the Bigfoot hunched over a dead coyote by the edge of the highway out in the desert.  As she drove closer the creature stood up, walked up a mesquite mound and jogged down the other side.  She said his head was originally taller than the mound, and yet he kept appearing to go down and down and down (step-wise), into the ground!  Although Montanez could not see the Bigfoot actually entering the ground (due to the small mound being in the way), she insisted that there had to have been a cave it entered.  She left and returned the following day to find the coyote gone, any footprints swiped by the winds, and no apparent cave entrance!  She then concluded that the Bigfoot must’ve had a trap door hidden under the dirt which he entered, although she could not find it.  Realize that Ms. Montanez was attempting to rationalize what she saw to explain an unexplainable “disappearance” of Bigfoot.  The biggest question is not necessarily did he go into the ground but how did he make her THINK he went into the ground if he did not?  Or better yet, where did he actually go? (3)

Bigfoot Dematerializing? 

Quote: “After returning [p. 31] 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.” (4)

The Trap

This account is from Larry Kelm whom I personally spoke with during a BFRO (Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization) field trip in Ruidoso, NM.

Quote: “In the fall of 1980 I ran a small business as a construction contractor in Eugene, Oregon. During the slow times and in-between jobs I would don my backpack and hiking boots and disappear into the mountains for weeks at a time enjoying the peaceful solitude of long hikes. At that time I was single and didn’t answer to anyone so I was free to do what I wanted when I wanted. On the trip in question I decided to hike the old Mollala Indian trail that followed the ridge tops from Saddle Blanket Mountain to Oakridge, one of the Native American’s favorite summer camps and trading centers. It was a beautiful August day, two days into the hike (I expected to be gone about two weeks), when literally out of the blue the most terrifying thing that ever happened to me in my life occurred. It would change my perspective of reality forever.

“I was walking along the trail enjoying the strong breeze and bright sunshine when, in the middle of a step, everything around me started to turn gray and blurry. The only way I can describe it was as if suddenly I was looking through someone else’s prescription sunglasses. I finished the step and started another. Every inch I moved forward the darkness increased and the gray blurring turned into a jumble of shapes that made no sense. I then seemed to pass a barrier and everything started to return back into focus when my foot reached the ground on the second step everything around me had changed. Day had turned into night and there was no wind. All the Douglas Fir and pine trees had been replaced with thick jungle-like growth. The cool thin mountain air was replaced with humid thick air. There were no stars in the sky, but there was a diffused light that let me see everything clearly, however I couldn’t tell what the light source was.

“As often happens when the human body receives a massive dose of adrenaline the entire incident appeared like it was in slow motion and even though I was only there for a second or two I had time to observe my surroundings. The silence was broken by [a]continuous high pitched keening sound, and I was nearly overwhelmed with a sense of fear and danger. My momentum caused me to take one more step before stopping in my tracks.

“It was at this point, I heard a whispered “Gotcha” over my right shoulder. I couldn’t tell if I heard it with my ears or inside my head. The word wasn’t directed at me but something said the word quietly to itself. I was so terrified I actually felt my heart stop for a moment. That whispered word is what saved me. I opened my mouth and gasped in a huge gush of thick air and recoiled backward in the same footsteps I had entered wherever I was. As I threw myself backward, I looked over my right shoulder. A dark colored hairy right hand and arm was reaching for my throat over my shoulder. The hand had pale ivory spadeshaped fingernails. The nails looked clean and almost had a manicured look to them. The thumb was placed lower (towards the wrist) on the hand than a human’s is. Both hand and arm were thin and powerful looking and both were covered with thick coarse black hair.

“I got a good look at it because the thumbnail grazed my neck (it did not break the skin) as I moved backwards. As I continued backwards, the hand clutched where my neck had been a split second before and it seemed to fade off into the distance as I returned through the Portal.

“I took two more steps backwards and everything reversed itself from what had just happened. The world around me became lighter, the fir and pines gradually came back into view and by the third step I was back on Saddle Blanket Mountain.

“I continued to move backwards in terror, and as I did, I observed that where I had just come from was a shimmering oval patch of air about the size of a large door. The woods behind it looked like it was under water. By the fifth backward step the shimmering area seemed to just evaporate and everything was back to normal. By then my lungs had nearly burst from the volume of air I had inhaled during the huge gasp I had just taken. My body felt like it was on fire from the adrenaline surge. I spun around and ran back down the trail as fast as my legs could carry me, and didn’t stop until I reached my truck. I was nearly two days getting to that place and about three hours getting back.

“On my way home I was absolutely horrified at the thought of what would happen if I were to drive my truck into something like that. It had been a trap pure and simple. Whatever it was that tried to kill me somehow kept the Portal hidden from me on the way in, and I didn’t actually see it until I was back out again. I had terrible nightmares for years, and still haven’t come to grips with what happened. My fingers are trembling and the hair is standing up on the nape of my neck as I write this.” (5)

Bigfoot’s Invisible Wall

There is one important account I’d like to share about a southern New Mexico man I interviewed on July 7, 2004, which corroborates Larry Kelm’s experience about Bigfoot and portals.  When we went camping that weekend I noticed immediately that the area was rich in granodiorite rock (a plutonic rock which is a granite-diorite mix – you will see why this is important later on), and that it is located on the rainshadow (desert) side of a mountain, adjacent to the Ruidoso, NM area where a “hot spot” of Bigfoot activity is currently being investigated by numerous Bigfoot researchers, (including the BFRO).  I directly went to the campground host where we were camping at and asked him point blank, “How many Bigfoot sightings have you heard of around here?.”  I asked, not IF, but “how many” on purpose, because everything in me told me that there was no way a Bigfoot sighting wouldn’t have occurred in that area, and linguistics (wording) of the questions to a stranger can make or break the answer that’s given on such a touchy subject.  I figured I’d hear him tell me of some incident that some campers had seen or heard of once, but instead the campground host himself told me of his own sighting he had.  This is what he told me…

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 Bigfootcreature 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 (6).

Field Tests from 1975 to Current

Selections from Jon-Erik Beckjord,BA,MBA,The Bigfoot Investigation Project

Quote: “We moved to Bellingham, WA. on  Nov 1975 and settled in on the Lummi Indian Res. [Reservation] where dozens of sightings were happening…… We traversed the entire res over and over, checking into the most remote and never-visited rainforest in the center……  We made another sighting near Ft. Lewis where the Bigfoot disappeared in front of us. It really did. Range- ten feet…..  We found at that site deep tracks (we heard them being made) that run at 6 ft strides down to barbed wire fence — and no, zero, none, tracks in the sea of mud (200 ft) on the other side. Where did it go?  Wings? Helicopter? Blimp? We heard nothing……  On the res, in snow, we found tracks that started from under a snowed-over bush, that meandered 200 ft, crossed a road, and slowly morphed into human boots, ending at a house. Nobody home. One very large humanoid hand print was in the snow as well…..  Back again near Tacoma, (Puyallup) we found 210 barefoot tracks starting from another snowed-over bush that also meandered in an open field. They then ‘ended” or quit, in snow, with NO trees, no rocks and no dry land to jump to. Did it fly?????? Or what?…….  We found hunters who had shot at BFs directly, with NO EFFECT……. We played baby scream tapes and a grey fox-being-thing came out and looked at us askance and shortly after we experienced tremendous internal fear as the sun set, and we zoomed out at 70 mph., sweating and scared. The message, a form of telepathy, was GET OUT OF HERE!……. On a side trip north, by Lake Stevens, we went out with witnesses and one woman alone answering the call of nature, said there was something invisible next to her. We found 16 inch tracks in dirt and snow all around the area……  On other trips, we were paralyzed when BF came close to us. And released when they left……..  We had smells come to us that changed into three types, one after another. Projected at us. We interviewed two kidnapees. One experienced telepathy, from him to them, and later, he found they answered his questions into his head, without he having to speak in words.” (7)

 

DISCUSSION

Hydrogen Sulfide, Geology, and Bigfoot

From this tiny handful (out of hundreds and hundreds in the U.S. and Canada alone) of Bigfoot sightings we have seen witnesses being subjected to numerous phenomena; however, we will be covering a few aspects on the putrid smells next to see how it might (or not) fit in with Bigfoot invisibility (just bear with me here).  Within the Bigfoot research community the reason for the horrible stench is generally thought of as an outward sign of irritation, threat, or fear, very similar to what a gorilla will do in stressful situations. The smell that waifs off of a Bigfoot and far into the countryside is often described as “extremely strong,” “very potent,” “permeating the nostrils” (sometimes into the next day(s) long after the smell in the air is gone), with people claiming “it smelled like a mix between skunk and wet dog,” “like rotting flesh,” or “rotting garbage,” “extremely terrible body odor,” “urine and feces,” or even “sulfur,” or “rotten eggs.” Many have posed the question as to what it is (physiologically speaking) that causes such a strong odor to emanate from the huge body of Bigfoot, even though the accompanying smell only incorporates up to 30% to 50% of the typical sighting reports that come in to researcher’s hands (8). This sulfur, or rotten-egg-like odor, is often found in nature, otherwise known as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) (9).

Hydrogen sulfide, or H2S, is an acidic gas with some interesting properties, and some fascinating implications… at least when it comes to Bigfoot.  In large concentrations, this gas is toxic to aerobic life.  Before we get into any hypothesis about hydrogen sulfide and any so-called disappearance of Bigfoot we’d like to fill you in on a little bit of what H2S is all about.  When hydrogen sulfide comes into contact with the skin or lungs, it is absorbed into the body (10).  H2S can be found in the atmosphere, near hot springs, oil deposits, combustion of fossil fuels, volcanic eruptions, and caves, along with any forest which has organic (plant or animal) decomposing substances, as well as being found near fault line areas (radio signals also build up at fault lines) and earthquake zones (11).  In green sulfur bacteria, the electron donor is H2S or S (sulfur) (12).  Plants, animals, and microorganisms regularly transmute the first 20 elements of the periodic table at the sub-atomic level using enzymes and hormones, with hydrogen or oxygen as the primary catalyst (13).  Well water that contains high sulfur content has that well known rotten-egg smell as well (14).  H2S is found all over the earth, including in the human body.  People who lack an adequate amount of certain enzymes may excrete more H2S from their sweat glands, bowels, and skin (15).  Within any given ecosystem we have a potential for H2S to appear.  H2S is extremely abundant in karst (limestone) caves sometimes producing snottites (16).

As a recap, and to accentuate my next point, please realize that H2S is not only commonly found near areas of geothermal activity, volcanism, active plate tectonics, and fault lines, but also exposed or subsurface granitic plutons (areas with granite rock), mines (open pit quarries or shafts), water wells, underground streams, underground caverns or caves (karst caves or igneous rock caves, sandstone, and gypsum caves as well), forested and mountainous locations, etc. but according to my research, and that of others, it has been evident that BIGFOOT IS OFTEN FOUND IN THESE SAME AREAS (17)!  Why?  One reason may be what they have in common; hence many have been looking at the H2S connection.   But is H2S really the answer we seek?  How might it fit in with Bigfoot invisibility?

Some have proposed that feces getting caught in the hair, or a sudden onset of diarrhea or gas (although to our knowledge, no evidence of diarrhea left behind has been found yet, nor have any cases come forward, to my knowledge, indicating noises of excessive flatulence) because of startling Bigfoot into a colon spasm – indicating a nervous disorder or a highly sensitive nervous system, not unlike Irritable Bowel Syndrome in humans – might be the source of the H2S smell (18).  It is likely to assume a natural musky or unkempt smell, as with many animals, but it is more likely that the smell given off by Bigfoot is purposefully induced.  A diet high in hydrogen sulfide-producing foods, or being highly adapted to living in areas which produces higher amounts of H2S, causing higher bodily absorption, may be only part of the cause (and worth studying in-depth), including any possible glandular issues (apes have such glands) where H2S secretions are produced when stressed, but there are some indications that the odor may be used for more than just a warning to those who are within close proximity (19).

One idea that is circulating among some researchers is that Bigfoot may actually be (using H2S?) causing mental paralysis, or temporary “hypnosis” within the minds of the animals or people nearby, in order to escape more readily into the cover of the night or forest (20).  Could H2S be the reason, rather than a psychic ability?  Of course, one would think, why use a smell in order to run away when Bigfoot’s gigantic size and strength alone could overpower even the largest, strongest man in 10 states?  Perhaps, like pacifist gorillas, the tendency to bluff, rather than attack, may be the answer.  This tells us a lot about his nature, although when considering that Bigfoot might be causing a temporary state of “suspended animation” or some form of “hypnosis” or “altered consciousness” via mental confusion in those who inhale the H2S (along with any other non-odorous gaseous mixes that may coincide), it could prove to be a great way to “camouflage” ones self.  This would serve to make a quick escape and avoid further detection, or any possible trap by predators or hunters or anyone/anything else that might bring harm.

Of course, yet another hypothesis exists that Bigfoot is psychic and can perform mind control over humans, much like the legends about Native American (or other) Shamans who affect the mind of the observer to trick them into believing they have seen them shape-shift into an animal; however, until Bigfoot is able to demonstrate this under controlled conditions then people will hardly consider it as proof, even though hundreds of witnesses claim it is true (21).

As for the induction of altered states in passersby via H2S, who under its influence may not realize the passage of time, or that their mental awareness has slowed, it is interesting to note that H2S-induced hibernation has been achieved in a non-hibernating mammal (mice), transforming the mouse from a warm-blooded creature to a cold-blooded state of near suspended animation with no heartbeat, respiration or other signs of life. In effect, the mice purposefully exposed to H2S were operating at about 10% their normal rate. Better yet, after 6 hours of exposure the mice were normal once returned to normal air (22).  If Bigfoot were using H2S to induce sleep in his victims, or himself, I think there would be evidences of such, but so far none has surfaced (no sleeping bodies of people or Bigfoot during encounters).

A twist on the “hypnosis” idea involves the positive ions that are given off as the H2S is emitted (23). The rotten smell associated with so many sightings is likely not that of the fear Bigfoot may be feeling (although it can be overwhelming for those nearby), but rather that of a chemical reaction, which would omit a sulfuric smell along with the discharge of positive hydrogen ions.  Most people are aware of their opposite, negative ions, those “healthy” ions which are given off in nature and especially during thunderstorms where one gets that “good feeling” and “higher energy” or a “sense of well being” (24).  Positive ions given off by Bigfoot, however, could give the feeling of “ill health,” or a “bad feeling,” would seem to drain your (bodily-electrical) energy and even make you dizzy, disoriented, or even sick (25).

Here’s the clincher, and one that many have overlooked.  Understand that H2S is highly lethal – many times more deadly than cyanide gas, if taken in under high concentrations (26).  The question must be asked is why, if H2S is so lethal, and can make a bystander so overpowered, does it not asphyxiate the Bigfoot himself?   Could the answer be that he is already so highly adapted to H2S in environment, possibly his diet, and the biological absorption and emission of the gas that it just simply isn’t a noticeable problem for him, and likely an advantage instead?  Realize that H2S itself kills the olfactory nerves.  If Bigfoot takes in and gives off these high amounts of H2S then it is likely his sense of smell is diminished, if not completely gone (either in youth by exposure, or by generational adaptation, or both), so it could very well prove to be a mutually beneficial quality since putting off such a putrid stench greatly affects potentially dangerous animals or humans who are nearby, without even realizing he, himself, reeks in the process.  Additionally, with a substantial drop in olfactory ability his other senses might likely compensate for the loss by an increase in visual and auditory (making him a keen hunter or observer), kinesthetic (feeling his world, perhaps even a greater sensitivity to electromagnetic or other earth energies), and may be even abilities in his psyche which are mutually advantageous.  Taste, however, is most often linked to the ability to smell (at least in humans) so mere hunger, texture, and the sight of food may play a higher role than taste, in this kind of case.  Perhaps Bigfoot’s unique physiological adaptations have made him a king in his own domain.

Appearances can be deceiving though, as some would say.  There are those who would claim that the H2S factor is not what it seems, and that Bigfoot actually puts off an energy force field of some type that affects those who walk into it (or whom it envelops) towards uncomfortable and even debilitating feelings.  Interestingly enough, the symptoms include a huge sense of fear or danger, accompanied by dizziness, weakness, feeling ill, nausea, and the like (personal account related verbally, one of many out there).  It seems that whether this is an actual energy field produced by Bigfoot, or a psychic type of phenomenon, or even from the smell of H2S or positive ions, the end effect is real and overwhelming to those who have experienced it.

 

Bigfoot Transparency – Actual or Illusion?

Besides all of these potential forms of camouflage, defense mechanisms, or apparent transparency, there are ideas circulating among researchers that take on an interest much closer to physics and quantum mechanics than does chemistry, biology, or H2S-promoting habitats.  One such idea put out there, by a co-researcher, Pearl Jo Prihoda, is what she calls (a combo-name) Photosynthetic – Piezoelectric Induced Transparency (PPIT), where Bigfoot actually is able to become invisible to the naked eye (27).  Not saying that PPIT is directly responsible for the disappearing act of Bigfoot, but she concludes that it is very similar to electromagnetically induced transparency, except with speculation that this may be a natural occurring event, with the right external forces, therefore being a possible explanation for a biological process for Bigfoot transparency.  Considering fault lines, volcanism, and other electromagnetic phenomena being abundant in certain areas (28), not to mention thatBigfoot is known to act very strange during thunderstorms and the electromagnetic activity associated with it (verbal account by Bigfoot witness), this Bigfoot transparency might well be a geologically related and coinciding event rather than by “magic” or something supernatural.  Realize, even though PPIT-like transparency is based on the premise for an entity to “appear to disappear” (illusion) rather than to “actually disappear”, either form can still be scientifically deduced. 

Other interpretations and ideas include waves in physics, where they combine with other waves (harmonics) to allow a process for passage through matter.  Light exists as a photon and as a wave.  As a photon it interacts with other matter, but as wave it passes through matter.  Some atoms (i.e. matter), such as iron and copper, can be easily magnetized.  Other atoms, such as carbon and oxygen, are more difficult to magnetize.  Light, on the other hand, can be magnetized as a wave, but not as a photon particle.

Quote: “A team of 20 physicists from four institutions has literally made something from nothing, creating particles of matter from ordinary light for the first time.” Source: University of Rochester News, September 17, 1997,http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=747

Of course, with statements like these we realize that the laws of thermodynamics prohibit “something” actually being made from “nothing,” however we do realize that what they are saying is that the energy given off from photons (light) is used to form mass in the laboratory setting (29).  It’s merely a reversal of what we are used to seeing in our visible world, but certainly not any less possible from a scientific standpoint.  It is this reversal of energy to matter, and also going from matter to energy that is the point here in the very plausible explanation of how Bigfoot might be “disappearing.”  In reality he may be just transmuting via PPIT-like occurrences, or something similar; but this type of research is still fairly new and highly speculative concerning any biological entity, so we will leave it there to sit in your subconscious for now.

We have to admit that Bigfoot ACTUALLY disappearing, rather than just GIVING THE ILLUSION of disappearing seems like a leap in faith, or even “reaching” for answers, but we must keep in mind that as science continues to advance, things that used to be considered “impossible,” or “magic,” or even as “witchcraft” are now being explained and understood via molecular biology, quantum physics, and a host of other scientific disciplines.  And IF Bigfoot is able to induce some form of invisibility via a biological process (yet unknown to mankind) due to his unique physiology and environment, we have to ask the question on whether it is a natural inborn ability (an adaptation based on some very specific selective pressures), or some form of ancient wisdom rediscovered (or passed on), or something else entirely?  Either way, we are reminded by hundreds upon hundreds of reliable eye-witness testimonies that Bigfoot not only somehow continually escapes being caught, but that they often do appear to just “disappear,” sometimes when people are looking straight at them!  Footprints, likewise, often stop in their tracks, even within snow and soft dirt.  IfBigfoot is not literally “vanishing” (leaving) then could they be inducing transparency and then jumping/leaping from that point on (tracks then would start again further away), or brushing/covering their tracks (in some cases) to give the illusion of disappearing?  When tracks like this end in an empty field and the trackway does not pick up again, anywhere, then I tend to lean towards explanations linked to Bigfoot’s unique physiology, chemistry, and choice of environmental localities (high in H2S, volcanic, etc.) that might be imposing a unified cause/selective pressure for induced transparency, or some other kind of unexpected, or as yet undiscovered explanation.  No one claims to know the answers yet, but we can claim to be broad-minded enough to look for them!

 

Looking Outside of What is Expected

With this information on environmental factors under our belts, it brings us directly back to volcanic and fault line areas, and more, such as hot springs, oil deposits, and caves, swamps, sinkholes, along with any forest which has decomposing organic substances. Not only are we reminding the reader that Bigfoot is typically associated with these areas and organic materials/smells but there is yet another hypothesis out there concerning Bigfoot that we feel could easily be ignored, but also, to be fair to others in the fringe sciences, should not.  This is the possible paranormal (some prefer to call it “extranormal”) aspect of Bigfoot (30).

Now before you run for the hills because the word “paranormal” just rang in your head, the biggest question regarding any possibility of a paranormal aspect of Bigfoot is, WHAT IS PARANORMAL?  The direct meaning is “outside of normal,” but then what is “normal”?  Normal is the average between extremes.  Normal is what is expected in society; so in this case paranormal could mean OUTSIDE OF WHAT IS EXPECTED.  Also realize that expectation by itself is a phenomenon of the human psyche, and a rather interesting one at that because it involves the training of our minds to accept repeated information; hence, how we are TAUGHT to believe, or what we consider as comfortable, or “right,” and with anything outside of that comfort-zone hitting us as “wrong.”  Expectation can help us to rationalize any possible future outcome and test it to see if what occurs is what we expected to happen.  If so, we are elated, and our expectations confirmed, but if not… well consequently, expectation can also backfire by the same means, causing a young female lover to be greatly disappointed in her boyfriend who falls short of her expectations, or people to fall away from religion (or Bigfoot research) if the answers they seek do not get answered according to their expectations.  The list could go on and on.  So what I say to the reader here is, “Consider new possibilities.”  I am also saying that perhaps our expectations of Bigfoot haven’t been met because we have been expecting something that is not meant to happen (i.e. a fresh and intact Bigfoot carcass), or we have been asking the wrong questions, or are listening in the wrong frequency, or just simply looking in the wrong places.  Let us look outside of what is expected!  Let us put aside what we have been trained to believe.  Let us, just for a moment, look outside of the normal, to the paranormal, and see what we may find.

Bigfoot and his kind are already (based on the explanation above) in the paranormal category (according to some), but those in scientific fields, who hold an open mind, are realizing more and more that many things “paranormal,” or “supernatural,” are quickly being able to be explained scientifically, from things like black triangle crafts (UFO’s) appearing to defy the Doppler law (in fact it is “reverse Doppler”) and aircraft that travel at Mach 6 without creating the sonic boom (atmospheric compression), and other previously unknown, and supposedly “unbelievable” phenomena (31).  We must keep in mind that a mere couple hundred years ago things like holograms, mini-computers and worldwide electronic and/or wireless communications, exploration of space, weather-monitoring satellites, infrared vision night scopes, and other technological advances would have seemed like “magic”so it may be that phenomena which seem to defy science or elude us today (since technology is really in its infancy) will all be rectified via science in our near (or far) future.  This goes for transparency of biological entities, teleportation (like “beaming up” in the TV series Star Trek), portals, time travel, and the like.  UFO sightings and encounters are long known (at least in certain circles) to be associated with these H2S, volcanic/granitic and fault line areas, one example being the abundant UFO activity down near the active Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico City, Mexico, most often exposed via television and other media by Investigator Jaime Maussan. (32)

Remember that in many Bigfoot sightings (above) there are reports of these creatures simply “disappearing” or “dematerializing,” as in the Horizon City Monster account where the witness, Ms. Montanez stated that the Bigfoot walked straight down into the ground.  Did he actually go down into the ground (no visible cave entrance or trap doors were found) or did he simply give the appearance of such?  Better yet, did he truly disappear, or was it just illusion?  Were magnetic fields involved in some way?  Chemical actions/reactions based on a unique physiology?  A psychic ability?  A portal?  Remember the account from Three Rivers, NM where John Bohannon saw a Bigfoot walking on a short ridge parallel to his truck who then “walked into an invisible wall” and all at once disappeared.  Also note that in both this account, and the Larry Kelm reporting of walking into a Bigfoot portal and back out again that strong H2S smells were not present (although moist jungle smells were).  Although this could falsify the claimed H2S effects of “hypnosis” or such, it does not fully explain why these type of cases of alleged Bigfoot transparency are still occurring.

I have read, experienced, and learned a lot on Bigfoot possibilities both in the field and by interviewing witnesses, etc., as to whether they are real, or all hoaxes (this notion is just simply ignorance, in my opinion), or “something else” entirely.  One intriguing culturally-related view out there is that Bigfoot is part of the earth spirit group, or fae (faerie realm), an inter-dimensional being, or spirit-like being, who deals with the earth energies of destruction and death, as well as regeneration (hence, the symbology of them showing up in volcanic and plutonic or rift zones where igneous/magmatic activity is prevalent, as well as fault line zones (indicative of sudden change or alteration of the earth)) (33).  Many Native American groups have long held this type of view, as have those of Celtic/Druidic origins.  The belief is that to get involved with this type of creature is to cross into a territory where one does not belong, and that it is best left alone.  Another view is that seeing one of these creatures will bring tragedy, loss, or sudden change in ones life.  If a creature is seen, then it is considered a gift, or an omen, but again, not one to be messed with.  Others have claimed to have had personal conversations and long-term friendships with Bigfoot and their kind, as well as other earth spirits such as faeries, sprites, brownies, and the like.  The inter-dimensional view is one that includes such things as portals (doorways in/out of other unseen realms), psychic phenomena, and even abductions into those realms, some of which one may go into and never return.  It is considered both literal (physical) as well as spiritual (nonphysical), incorporating both realms into one reality, although alternating.  How many reports are there of people who go missing and are never found?

Time travel of entities is also another possibility if one is inclined to research in that direction (34).  Another option could be windows or “time gaps” where a rip in the space-time continuum (reminiscent of sci-fi movies) is allowing certain people to see something from the past or future temporarily meshing with our present reality and then returning.  John Bohannon not only saw the Bigfoot on the ridge but the Bigfoot also looked straight at him, indicating a two-way “vision” so to speak.  In effect, if footprints or physical evidence are left behind in cases like these then there is obviously more than just some kind of “vision” happening here, and instead a direct 3-D reality.  If time portals exist then how are they occurring?  Is there someone (Bigfoot?  Other?) in charge of opening or closing them at will?  Are they indeed TIME portals, or yet another option… the involvement of the electromagnetic spectrum? (35)

 

The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Geomagnetics

To learn more about the electromagnetic/light spectrum aspects of Bigfoot transparency we can look to other “things” which are known to disappear via the light spectrum.  Many of you may remember the 11 unidentified flying objects (invisible to the naked eye) that were tracked on May 11, 2004 via Mexico’s military infrared (IR) equipment, caught on camera, and played back to the millions of watchers around the world via television (36).  Note that it is speculated that Bigfoot, mostly nocturnal in activity, can see in IR, since deer and other animals in the wild have looked straight at hidden cameras that use IR technology (37).  There are also other examples of alleged invisibility: UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena – a.k.a. UFOs) or AOP (Anomalistic Observational Phenomena, which can include Bigfoot) have been documented by Dr. Bruce Cornet with photographs of UAP diving into the earth or passing through trees in the Pine Bush, NY area (38).  Cornet has also photographed a C-5 military aircraft disappearing and reappearing in an apparent unscheduled test while landing (39). 

Quote from Dr. Cornet: “If the geomagnetic anomalies are caused by magnetic iron deposits within granitic intrusions, then an association between most AOP activity on the map and granitic intrusions is implied.  Why would there be such an association?  There are several possible reasons:

“1) AOP lights are really Earth lights, and there is some unusual and as yet unexplained phenomenon occurring between the atmosphere and iron-rich deposits in the ground.

“2) If the AOP represent intelligently controlled craft using an unknown or poorly understood source of energy, the use of iron-bearing (mildly magnetic) granitic intrusions for underground dwellings might be due to structurally- and electromagnetically- desired qualities of that rock as wall material for underground chambers.  One could argue that surrounding fissile black shales of the Ordovician Snake Hill Formation make notoriously poor wall material due to their poor tensile strength in planes of cleavage.   Therefore, the preferred type of rock in the valley for excavation would be the granitic masses.

“3) Entrances to underground dwellings are intentionally located where geomagnetic anomalies occur at the surface as a means of camouflage. If the brightening of a plasma envelope around an AOP has something to do with opening a portal to an underground chamber, there may be residual effects that can be detected magnetically.  The association of entrances with natural geomagnetic patterns could be for both physical and psychological camouflage, given the propensity of humans to accept “rational” or acceptable explanations over an explanation which would challenge dogma and beliefs.” (40)

Yet another view… Like Bigfoot “disappearing,” UFO’s also have been spotted on radar, then dropped down under the ocean’s surface only to be tracked by sonar, then coming above water again tracked by radar once again, suddenly transferring their frequency to ultraviolet (UV) and/or infrared (IR) and hence, disappearing (verbal accounts given in person).  They’ve also been seen “diving into the sides of mountains” (even mountains made of granite) on numerous occasions and not crashing, as well as flying into clouds and not coming out the other side despite the cloud shrinking and fading away with there being no sign of a craft of any kind afterwards (verbal accounts given in person).  Where are they going?  The answer on these accounts may lie in the visible and invisible parts of the light spectrum.  Ultraviolet (UV) and Infrared (IR) are two of the areas of the spectrum which UFO craft are well known to enter into (41).  Because our eyes cannot see in these areas of the light spectrum they would appear to “disappear” when moving into that part of the spectrum, even though they are still there!  This is a type of camouflage, or transparency/invisibility/vanishing ability, but is easily explainable through science and having the proper equipment.  Perhaps, in the field of Bigfoot research, more cameras with these types of “sight” are needed.  If we have the right “eyes to see” then what disappeared will be seen, provided the vanishing of Bigfoot is an illusion and not an actual disintegration from our dimension.

The same UV/IR rules apply when it comes to radio waves, which are also part of the light spectrum, including extremely low frequency (ELF) and very low frequency (VLF).  For anyone who has heard of “natural radio” (sounds picked up in ELF/VLF called “whistlers,” and other popping and clicking noises, etc. (42)) then you might also be familiar with the research into Bigfoot likely giving off similarly low frequencies in ELF/VLF ranges to affect those nearby, called infrasound (43).  These are energies that you can physically FEEL in your body and, if given off with certain intent, often sparks deep fear within people.  Elephants and other animals also use these low frequencies to speak to each other across long distances and to each other via pounding the ground with their feet (44).  Consequently Bigfoot also has ground-pounding behaviors, especially when giving warnings to someone they don’t want in the area (45).  It may also serve as a function of warning – as with elephants – to warn others of their kind about impending disaster, such as a volcanic eruption, earthquake, tsunami, or some other “underworld” (below-the-surface) activity.  This aspect, being part of the light spectrum causes us to question just how much of the spectrum (on the UV or IR or in ELF/VLF) that Bigfoot may also be utilizing.  Bigfoot’s often red-glowing eyes (seemingly with or without a light source to reflect against it, which concerning the “without” applies a completely different set of rules) may be indicative of infrared night-vision and why he most often roams at night compared to the daytime (46).  A diet high in taurine may also contribute to night vision, as well as other factors (47).

 

The Challenge

Perhaps, as with UFO’s, there’s a lot more to Bigfoot in way of the light spectrum, and transparency, than ever previously imagined.  Why hasn’t this information been deeply researched by most Bigfoot Investigators before now?  Realize that most Cryptozoologists and/or Bigfoot researchers typically refuse to admit any connection with Bigfoot and UFO activity, let alone what they might have in common, but then they don’t ask their Bigfoot eye-witnesses if any strange lights or unidentifiable flying crafts, orbs, or the like, have been seen in the area either!  How can all of the evidences be absorbed into a report if not all of the right questions are asked of the witness(es)?  Witnesses may not even make the connection in their minds until the questions are asked of them, just as many Bigfoot researchers don’t make the connection.  But the fact is that numerous ex-Bigfoot hunters or eyewitnesses have approached me, and others I know, in private to tell us of strange lights, orbs, or other unidentifiable craft which hovered among the trees, around lakes, etc., all occurring in direct Bigfoot country where many “giant ape-men” sightings occur continually.

What current Bigfoot Field Investigators can do to rectify this situation is to:

First – Ask the right questions to witnesses, and not rule out any other strange or unexpected activity in the area of Bigfoot sightings, unless, of course, a personal bias against the paranormal precludes unbiased scientific research to discover the true nature of something being thoroughly investigated.  The scientific method demands such questions to be asked, and ethically processed, for the purpose of falsification.  In essence, we would like to see MORE being done in Bigfoot research to find out the plausibility of the questions and the authenticity of any proclaimed answers regarding the famous two questions which this article addresses (visual disappearances, and lack of bodies, the latter of which we will be getting to shortly). 

Second – A simple test at any fresh sighting location can be implemented to determine if induced transparency (actual or illusionary) is the explanation for Bigfoot disappearances… If Bigfoot is still there, but not apparent, his footprints should be visible after he “disappears.”  If the footprints disappear also (leaving/following the spot where he visibly disappeared), that is information that could falsify any PPIT-like hypothesis.  It would indicate that Bigfoot materially disappeared, and is not just illusionary.  If it turns out that Bigfoot is actually disappearing/dematerializing then we must start looking to people in physics (e.g. college professors who deal in the theoretical, or research physicists who are working on this type of vanishing) such as Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics at The City College of New York who was interviewed on the UFO television show by Peter Jennings recently.  Although Dr. Kaku’s comments were directly about UFO’s and their occupants, the advice he gives is applicable to the situation of Bigfoot “walking into invisible walls” if it does turn out that their footprints disappear where they are witnessed to vanish.  After all, who says there is a limit to where such “invisible walls,” or portals/wormholes can come or go?  If not just in outer space, then why not on earth, which is also at a calculable point (address) in space?  Think about that.

Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics (The City College of New York) said: “Some people slam the door on the question of other civilizations visiting the Earth because distances are so vast. I say, Not so fast! The fundamental mistake people make when thinking about extraterrestrial intelligence is to assume that they’re just like us but a few hundred years more advanced. I say, Open your mind. Open your consciousness to the possibility that they are a million years more advanced. Einstein said you cannot go faster than the speed of light. However, he left a loophole open. You know in school we learned that a straight line is the shortest distance between two points. But actually that’s not true. You see, if you fold a sheet of paper and punch a hole through it, you begin to realize that a wormhole is the shortest distance between two points. Only those civilizations millions of years ahead of ours, capable of harnessing the power of billions of star systems have the ability to open gateways to space and time, to travel perhaps through portholes, to go these enormous distances in a blink of the eye. You simply cannot dismiss the possibility that some of these UFO sightings are actually sightings from some object created by an advanced civilization, a civilization far out in space, a civilization perhaps millions of years ahead of us. You simply cannot count out the possibility. When you look at this handful, handful of cases that cannot be easily dismissed, this is worthy, this is worthy of scientific investigation. Maybe there is nothing there. However, on the off chance there is something there, that would literally change the course of human history. So I say, let this investigation begin.” ABC News, Peter Jennings Special: UFOs – Seeing is Believing (25 February 2005).

Understand that UFO’s (where the UFO witnesses far outnumber Bigfoot sightings worldwide, although both Bigfoot, and other strange and large animals/beings are seen in association with UFO’s) and Bigfoot may or may not be related in any way except in the use of naturally occurring energies within and surrounding a certain environment.  Magnetic and gravity anomalies within granitic plutons may be a part of this, if not for the magnetic properties themselves (for movement to other places via PPIT-like transparency), then perhaps for simple migration purposes, etc. (48).  Some have proposed that Bigfoot creatures have been spotted on spacecraft and therefore are some form of a Chewbacca-like “spaceman”, but proof like that is hard in coming unless you are simply a “believer” of such (beliefs do not make facts, but should be based on the facts).

 

Bigfoot Intelligence – Where are the Bodies?

One last subject we’d like to bring up briefly (which also touches on the question of “Where are the bodies of Bigfoot?”), that we feel pertains to this subject is the obvious intelligence of Bigfoot, at least in some manner, especially regarding all of this talk about camouflage techniques so unique that many witnesses consider it to be actual invisibility.  If Bigfoot can keep eluding mankind so effectively, and can possibly disappear or transmute via induced transparency in some fashion then we’d also suspect that he KNOWS what he is doing, and why.

Despite the grunts and howls that most people hear them emitting there are many reports worldwide of Bigfoot whistling, being an amazingly accurate animal and bird mimic, and even some accounts where Bigfoot mumbled copycat reflections of something a nearby human was saying out loud (Note that we have received this information directly via other Bigfoot researchers and witnesses and not from any written source).  They may not be able to speak if their hyoid bone (in the neck) is located too high, such as in chimps and gorillas, and/or if Broca’s area of the brain is not developed – the part in humans dealing with speech capabilities. Plus, if in fact if the Bigfoot have a far more developed sixth sense (are psychic) then audible speech may not be a necessary/needed function, lest we assume too much of their “obvious lack of intelligence” as some would proclaim.  A friend of my family had a daughter who was crippled and could not talk or walk and they considered her retarded for years before they realized she taught herself to read, was quite intelligent, and when given a computer could type out whatever she wanted to say!  Similarly, we don’t understand the noises dolphins make and yet they are considered some of the smartest animals on earth and do have their own way of communicating, it’s just that we don’t understand or speak their “language” (49).  So do Bigfoot and their kind have speech?  Most are unsure yet, but we can at least ask ourselves… Are they intelligent in some fashion?  I most definitely think so, especially if “intelligence” is based on even simple things like how to elude humans and not ever be caught!

The question on whether Bigfoot can talk or not may not be indicative of overall intelligence.  As an example, please consider the well documented and investigated (by Professor Boris Porshnev and his successors Dimitri Bayanov and Igor Bourtsev plus Anthropologists M.A. Kolodievea & M. M. Gerasiomva) story of Zana – of the Almas in Russia – being caught in the 1880’s and mated with by human villagers (successfully creating offspring whose descendants continue on today) showed no speciation to humans even though her appearance was very ape-like, brutish, and robust, not to mention hairy over her entire body (50).  She never did learn to speak and only grunted and made noises.  Nonetheless, Zana eventually lived amongst the villagers “as one of them” until her death and burial.  Zana, living in the wild before being caught and caged, may run parallel to human children who are raised in the wild and then later discovered, showing an inability to learn speech no matter how much training and teaching they received (51).

There is some speculation on whether Zana was a “living Neandertal” but now that anthropologists know Neandertal was a distinct species from modern humans there is some doubt being posed on that interpretation (52).  Unlike the typical “caveman” connotation that people believe, we do know that Neandertal was quite smart though (cranial capacities exceeding our own) having made tools (Mousterian) from bone, stone, antler, etc. and even producing and controlling fire, probably having the ability of speech, not to mention burial of their dead with accompanying flowers, very possibly indicating a belief in the afterlife, or of self-aware spirituality in some form (53).  This advent of burial of their dead could have easily accompanied Zana and her type, or evenBigfoot, becoming a very quick and reliable answer to the question of why skeletons of Bigfoot never seem to be found, not to mention that even bodies above ground decay much faster (and get scavenged and picked apart) in acidic-soiled, forested environments, and where water, and hence moisture and bacteria, are plentiful (54).  This interpretation of why we don’t find Bigfoot bodies/bones does not even include possibilities such as dematerialization during or after death (especially if they “come from somewhere else” and disintegrate back to their own realm/dimension/time/place if they die), or if other Bigfoot retrieve the bodies and take them back through portals, etc.

So how might Bigfoot compare to humans in intelligence?  Interestingly, chimps, like the famous Washoe (knew 240+ signs), can also use sign language; however, the famous Bonobo (similar to a chimp) named Kanzi was taught to point to symbols (250 in number) on keyboards and also had a “vocabulary.”  Even so, by 1991 six-year old Kanzi knew 90 lexigrams, and understood 200 spoken words and 650 sentences.  Almost in contrast we can observe Koko, the worldwide-known gorilla, who has been taught to use American Sign Language (ASL), creates sentences and abstract thoughts/words on her own via these hand gestures, asked for and named her own cat “Smoky,” and currently uses over a 1,000 word vocabulary in all, plus she understands over 2,000 spoken words.  Koko also scores between 85 and 95 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test, on a human scale a score of 100 is “normal” (55).  Bigfoot has not, to our knowledge (although there is historical evidence in paintings, sculptures, literature, etc. that they were once at least partially integrated into society in the middle ages before being “wiped out,” etc. (56)), been subject to training or schooling to learn the human language(s).  Bigfoot is obviously much closer to gorillas than chimpanzees in their looks and physiology, and likely even closer to humans than to gorillas based on their often human-ape facial features so commonly reported, erect bipedalism, opposable thumb, and more.  Plus remember the common accounts that Bigfoot has a natural and well developed sixth sense as well, one that possibly exceeds most humans’, giving them quite an advantage over us (57).

Even though we have spoken mostly of Bigfoot here in this article, it by no means excludes the Canadian Sasquatch, the Russian/Asian Almas, or the Himalayan Yeti, nor the Australian Yowie, the Amazon Mapinguari or any other species/subspecies of hominoids found worldwide.  As far as smarts go though, we look to the Australian Yowie, simply for the case of nothing more than this being the one and ONLY large erect biped which is a PLACENTAL MAMMAL of it’s kind (besides humans) on the entire face of Australia (assuming that evolutionary convergence (which is unlikely for non-placental mammals did not produce Yowies).  Due to mammalian isolation and diversion we find placental mammals on every continent except Australia, and likewise typically only find marsupial (pouched, i.e. kangaroos) and monotreme (egg-laying, i.e. platypus) mammals on the Australian continent and not originating from anywhere else (58).  The only placental mammals found in Australia are rodents and the dingo (a form of dog) both brought in artificially (they did not originate there), and bats which were thought to have flown in.  What does this have to do with Bigfoot – or in this case Yowie – intelligence?

Of all the places around the world where variations of Bigfoot or Sasquatch are seen, it is the presence of Yowies in Australia that makes the message hit home far harder than anything else.  More physical evidence needs to be documented for Yowies in Australia because it is well known by paleoanthropologists that only modern humans have inhabited the Australian continent.  So where did Yowie come from?  Are they genetic “throw-backs” from society that were cast out and living as nomads, fearful that their culture/people should ever encountered “regular people” again?  Would this explain why they avoid people, camouflage themselves so well, and use covert and tactical maneuvers (i.e. nighttime travel, walking different routes so as not to create a trail — this is used by militia who never make themselves “predictable,” so they are not caught).  If Yowies, and Bigfoot, etc. are indeed some extreme variation, or devolved (a misnomer) type of human then finding graves of these beings may or may not help us.  If the split-off of Yowies, in particular, occurred in the early times of modern humans coming to Australia then has there been enough time for these changes to occur, even with genetic throw-backs and extreme variances occurring?  Pretend for a moment that someone found some fossils (imagination) of Yowie in Australia, or what we thought could be related to Yowie.  It is not known by examining the fossilized bones alone if these beings were hairy or covered only in skin, as we are today.  It is said that no bones are ever found by anyone for Bigfoot or their kind, but, if they bury their dead then perhaps, from the past, these fossils ARE the evidence we are seeking, and just no recent bones have been uncovered, or fossilized, …yet!  Remember that fossilization takes place only under certain circumstances of rapid burial, an anoxic condition (lack of oxygen), and where the soil properties are such that decomposition either does not take place or takes place very slowly.  Due to hominoids typically living in areas that DO NOT PROMOTE fossilization, but decomposition instead, it makes it hard to find preserved bones!  This is not a cop-out, but a FACT.

If hominoids are flesh and blood (F&B), and leave physical evidences such as footprints, hair, and rare fossilized bones, or bury their bodies, then the paranormal or inter-dimensional Bigfoot/Yowie seems to have a hard time fitting in, unless WHILE THEY ARE HERE they are 3-D and just as physically vulnerable as we are.  People have shot at hominoids and they sometimes seem impervious to gunshots, other times they bleed, and there are a few cases of them being killed, but where are the bodies?.  Perhaps, on the other side of a portal (if this be the case) they are just as physical?  These are the kinds of answers we should be looking to answer.  If no further or conclusive evidence of Yowies (past or present) can ever be located, verified, properly documented, and shared accordingly with other researchers and professionals and laymen alike, then how can we ever draw the line between a being that evolved there (unlikely), was brought in (by modern humans), and/or cast away from society, or is simply there due to some kind of psychic manifesting phenomena, otherworldly influences and/or inter-dimensional travel?

The question rings in our ears…. How did such a large placental mammal arrive in Australia (note that Bigfoot is also, amazingly, spotted on the island of Puerto Rico, most often in the mountain/tropical rainforest of El Yunque, along with UFO and chupacabra activity (61), also a site of igneous rock, fault lines, and lies next to the deepest submarine trench in the Atlantic ocean – which has the most negative gravity anomaly on earth (62))?  Was he (Yowie) a separate species that has such similar traits to other hominoids around the world due to convergence (63)?  Perhaps he was a more recent migratory species?  Did he arrive through portals, or transparency-related phenomena?  Something else?  Perhaps, like humans, they have enough smarts to accomplish that kind of feat, even if it was by island hopping (swimming or making a floating “boat”?) after the continents divided. If it was by crossing a supposed land bridge then why have no other mammals done it too?  Perhaps Yowies, unlike the rodents and dingoes, were not “brought in” but “came in” on their own.  Since they are found near water so often it is not hard to conclude that they, unlike other species of the monkey or gorilla/ape family, do not fear walking through, or swimming in, or crossing bodies of water in some fashion (64).  Remember that in Florida the well-known (and especially stinky) Skunk Ape must cross bodies of water, rivers, channels, sink holes in karst areas, and walk through entire swamps since that is the environment in which they live (65).  This knowledge of Bigfoot not fearing, swimming, and crossing large bodies of water, is alone a subject worth investigation; however, we’ll leave that for another time and conclude this article with terrestrial Bigfoot in mind, his obvious intelligence, and alleged transparency abilities.

 

Conclusions

Even though we see evidences of Bigfoot, and their kind, very possibly having enough intelligence to accomplish some intriguing feats, the question remains on how Bigfoot disappears while still yet alive, and often in the presence of witnesses?  I think that his unique physiology, chemistry, environment, and perhaps past knowledge (learned or discovered) all aid in his amazing ability to transmute or induce transparency/invisibility, even if only in the mind of the observer.  So whether it’s connected with (or not) UFO’s nearby, PPIT-like transparency, H2S, granite-laden and geomagnetic areas, fault lines (which I consider to be like Bigfoot superhighways), decomposition of organic substances, caves, sinkholes, anaerobic bacteria producing sulfur, waterways, IR, UV, or ELF/VLF, etc. which help induce apparent invisibility for retreat or mobility, we are still curiously considering, and questioning, and attempting to find answers to the two major issues at hand.

Why hasn’t a single Bigfoot skeleton or body yet been found?  Possible answers now include: burial and/or faster rates of decomposition based on habitat, or portal movement, or disintegration, with potential evidences from the past being the fossil record.

And…

How in the world do they disappear like that!?!  Possible answers now include: induced transparency and/or the appearance of such, going through time or locality-exchange portals, H2S “hypnosis” (only possible in some cases), and IR/UV/ELF/VLF (electromagnetic spectrum) camouflage.

These hypotheses are part of science, not “magic,” and perhaps may even explain some of the seemingly paranormal accounts of Bigfoot sightings worldwide… at least in part.  Until a heavy load of field documentation is properly done around the globe, and compared, then all is still speculation.  In essence, my own view of paranormal is just “outside of what is expected” so we now must look in new places for answers to old questions, because obviously the places we’ve been looking in up to now have all been – at least partially – wrong, or most Bigfoot researchers would be a lot further along by now!

I hope that I have brought to light some new information that can be used by others, preferably by serious Bigfoot Investigators, Cryptozoologists, Zoologists, Anthropologists, Biologists, Physicists, Chemists, and other Scientists, to help uncover this mystery and promote a final answer to these pending questions concerning our great Big-footed friends.

By Sharon Eby Cornet © 2005

NOTE: I would like to add that under no circumstances am I in favor of harming one of these great hairy beings to aid our understanding of their behaviors.  Considering the implications of what and who they are as a species/subspecies (i.e. possible burial of their dead and/or a belief in an afterlife, their obvious pacifism, or their intelligence and fantastic ability to do things that defy us continually) we just simply cannot advocate the bringing of Bigfoot onto the lab table via a fatal flesh wound.  Past records and accounts have shown that aggressive behavior, or territorial trespassing against Bigfoot (as in the famous Ape Canyon account at Mt. St. Helens) has led to dangerous situations.  I do not agree with provoking Bigfoot; I take a NO KILL stance.

 

Bio:

Sharon Cornet (was “Eby”) is a mother of three children, with a genetic background of Anglo-Saxon-Celtic/Native American (1/5 Cherokee/Choctaw).  She was, in the mid-2000’s, the West Regional Leader for the Texas Bigfoot Research Center (TBRC) and also did independent research on Bigfoot, UFO’s (also was a Saber “Dream Team” Member with Derrel Sims), alleged alien abductions, the paranormal, esoteric, and human spirituality.  She is married to Dr. Bruce Cornet (geologist/palynologist, paleobotanist, & biologist/chemist). Sharon’s website is www.sunstar-solutions.com and she more recently (2010) graduated with her BA in social science and socio-cultural/applied anthropology. She has studied our earth (geology) and human origins (physical anthropology), and for several months in 2005 she volunteered at SaveTheChimps.org (Alamogordo, NM, owned by Anthropologist Jane Goodall) before they moved the chimps to an island in Florida.  She has owned her own solar energy business; implemented contract work in Office Management and webmastering, and presently works as a Program Manager in the Pacific Northwest area of Federal Way (south of Seattle) and continues bigfoot/paranormal research when she is not writing on her book(s). Sharon writes and speaks publicly on all topics ranging from her personal experiences, abductions and UFO’s, Bigfoot, Earth Lights (Marfa Lights), and more.  Disclaimer: The evidences and hypotheses proposed in this article are from the research of its author and do not reflect on the views held by the TBRC, Saber Enterprises, or their members.  I reserve all rights to my personal research and its implications. If it is falsified, or not able to be, then we are that much closer to the truth! (updated 1/1/11)

 

References and Notes

1. June 18, 2000, Andy Rennard, Bigfoot Field Researchers Organisation, Pre-Columbian and Early American Legends of Bigfoot-like Beings:http://www.bfro.net/legends/penutian2.htm

2. The Bigfoot Casebook, Janet & Colin Bord, 1982, New York: Granada Publishing, Data from “Chronological List of Bigfoot Sightings (1818-1980)”: http://www.rfthomas.clara.net/cb/1961.html

3. Eby, Sharon; Unified Worlds; Desert Apes, West (Texas) Regional Bigfoot Sightings, Horizon City Bigfoot Sighting, Aug, 2003: http://www.unifiedworlds.com/desertapes.htm#Horizon%20Montanez

Texas Bigfoot Research Center, El Paso County TX Report, August 23, 2003: http://www.texasbigfoot.com/ElPaso1.html

4. The Psychic Sasquatch and Their UFO Connection, by Kewaunee Lapseritis, M.S.; Excerpt from The Psychic Sasquatch: http://www.unlimited-resources.com/bigfoot.html

5. Unified Worlds; Larry Kelm’s Bigfoot Sightings, December 30, 2004: http://www.unifiedworlds.com/BFlarrykelm.htm

6. Eby, Sharon; Unified Worlds; Desert Apes, West (Texas) Regional Bigfoot Sightings, Three Rivers Bigfoot Sighting, July 7, 2004: http://www.unifiedworlds.com/desertapes.htm#threerivers

7. Jon-Erik Beckjord,BA,MBA,The Bigfoot Investigation Project, RESULTS OF OUR TESTING OF BIGFOOT THEORY – BY USE OF FIELD WORK: http://www.beckjord.com/bigfoot/researchresults.html

8. The Royal Forum; Sasquatch and Hydrogen Sulfide, Astonishing Possibilities, May 5, 2005: http://www.royalforum.com/article.php?id=62

9. Absolute Astronomy, Reference, Hydrogen Sulfide: http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/encyclopedia/h/hy/hydrogen_sulfide.htm

10. Wikipedia; All words on hydrogen sulfide: http://www.allwords.org/hy/hydrogen-sulfide.html

11. Coles, Jack; Latest Quake Forecast Update from Jack, April 30, 2004: http://www.syzygyjob.net/jackcoles/messages/3910.shtml  

12. Purlife; The Photosynthetic Process, John Whitmarsh, Govindjee: www.purlife.com/photosynthesis.htm

13. Balanced Lives Unlimited; The New Health Paradigm; Electric Nutrition, ElectricLife, 1999: http://www.balancedlives.net/What_is_Electric_Nutrition.htm

14.  Total and Fecal Coliform Bacteria: https://www.securewebexchange.com/watertestinglabs.com/infosheets.html

15. Hydrogen Sulfide; June 2001, Fact Sheet, Environmental Health Programs; Office of Environmental Health Assessments: www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/oehas/hydrogen%20sulfide.doc

16. Investigations into the biology of Cueva de Villa Luz, near Tapijulapa, Tabasco, Mexico

Biological Team: Diana E. Northup, Penelope J. Boston, Michael N. Spilde, Kathleen H. Lavoie, Carlos A. Blanco Montero, Rebecca Kimball: http://www.i-pi.com/~diana/slime/vallaluz/

17. Eby, Sharon; Unified Worlds; Bigfoot-Geology Connection, Are Bigfoot Sightings Warnings of Geological Changes?: www.unifiedworlds.com/BFgeological.htm

The Australian Yowie Research Center; Aboriginal Traditions Myths and Legend, March 16, 2003: http://www.theaustralianyowieresearchcenter.com/aboriginal_legends.html

Prihoda, Pearl Jo, OSAReal, Rock Mappings: http://hometown.aol.com/osareal/page3.html

THE KAPRE OF THE PHILIPPINES: http://www.n2.net/prey/bigfoot/creatures/kapre.htm

18. Australian Yowie Research; What is a Yowie?: http://www.yowiehunters.com/whatisayowie.php

19.  Do Gorillas Have Enemies?: http://www.berggorilla.de/english/faq/dvers/fragen/feinde.html

Africa Dream Safaris, 2003; Gorilla Tracking Guidelines: http://www.africadreamsafaris.com/african-safari/gorilla/gorilla_guidelines.html

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology; Animal Diversity Web; Gorilla gorilla beringei
(mountain gorilla): http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Gorilla_gorilla_beringei.html

20. BFRO; Report #1068 (Class A), Submitted by witness J. J. on Tuesday, January 02, 2001; Two fisherman have daytime sighting above Huntington Lake: http://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp?id=1068

21Bigfoot Powers: http://cryptozoo.monstrous.com/bigfoot_powers.htm

The Psychic Sasquatch and Their UFO Connection, by Kewaunee Lapseritis, M.S.; The Psychic Sasquatch: http://www.unlimited-resources.com/bigfoot.html

22. Mice put into “suspended animation” in U.S.; Medical Science News, Published: Friday, 22-Apr-2005: http://www.news-medical.net/?id=9427

23. Elanra; Fresh Air, The Worlds Life Support System: http://www.elanra.com/ions1.htm

24.  Negative Ions; More Scientific Research: http://www.negativeiongenerators.com/negativeionsresearch.html

25. Paranormal and Ghost Society; Equipment Page: http://www.paranormalghostsociety.org/equipment.htm

26.  The Explosives and Weapons Forum; Goiterjoe; July 3rd, 2001: http://www.roguesci.org/theforum/archive/index.php/t-1540

27. Bigfoot Transparency; PPIT, Photosynthetic Piezoelectric Induced Transparency (via H2S Hydrogen Sulfide), May 21, 2005: http://hometown.aol.com/osareal/page9.html

28.  External source of electromagnetism, fault lines and or earthquakes:

http://www.crustal.usgs.gov/projects/namad/state_listing.html

29. Laws of Thermodynamics: http://www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/ae280.cfm

30. Jon-Erik Beckjord, Bigfoot Investigations Project; “Extranormal”: http://www.beckjord.com/bigfoot/

31. Bruce Cornet, Ph.D.; A Busy Night: http://bcornet.homestead.com/files/weirdsound.htm

Bruce Cornet, Ph.D. Reversed Doppler, Raw WAV Files: http://bcornet.homestead.com/files/Reversedop/reversedoppler.htm

Bruce Cornet, Ph.D.; FT over Richmond, Virginia; New Video Data Gives First Indication of a Stealth Body Form: http://bcornet.homestead.com/files/LynchFT/FT-VA.htm

32. Mexican Skies Full Of UFOs By Brit Elders:  http://www.ufoarea.com/events_mexico.html

UFO’s Northwest; Mt. St. Helens, Washington, Pilot Takes Several Photos, UFOS Over Mt. St. Helens, February 22, 2005: http://www.ufosnw.com/sthelens022205.htm

33. Creatures Fantastic; Spirits of the Forest: http://www.ctvtravel.ca/shows/?mode=1&id=286

34. The Montauk Project; Written by Sean Rubinstein & Jonathan Kostecky: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/7971/article2.html

Knocking On The Door Of Time, An Interview With Author Tim Swartz, By Sean Casteel: http://www.seancasteel.com/Knocking_On_The_Door_Of_Time.htm

35. Electromagnetic Spectrum Chart: http://geography.uoregon.edu/shinker/geog101/lectures/lec01/lec01_figs/electromagnetic-spectrum-fig2-6.gif

36. Rense; EXCLUSIVE, Mexican DoD Acknowledges UFOs In Mexico, Santiago Yturria: http://www.rense.com/general52/deff.htm

37. Bigfoot Forums – Infrared Camera Traps (see Paul1968UK at Nov 11 2002, 02:09 AM, and Arkansan at Nov 11 2002, 09:49 AM): http://www.bigfootforums.com/index.php?showtopic=2346&view=old

38.  Dr. Cornet’s evidence of UAP diving into the earth or passing through trees: http://www.geocities.com/bcornet2001/PLATE_3.htm   http://www.geocities.com/bcornet2001/PLATE_4.htm  

39.  Dr. Cornet photos of C-5 military aircraft disappearing and reappearing in an apparent unscheduled test while landing:

http://bcornet.homestead.com/files/mystryC5/main.htm 

40. Dr. Cornet; The Phil and Lynn Martin Story, Dozens of AOP Converge on Hill and Disappear into Ground, 1999: http://bcornet.homestead.com/files/martinstory.htm

41. NASA UFOS – The Evidence, 1990s Space Shuttle Video Images of UFOs: http://groups.msn.com/nasaufos/_homepage.msnw?pgmarket=en-us

Invisible tiny UFO caught on chemical-imaging camera, Staff Reporter, Feb. 13, 2005: http://www.indiadaily.com/editorial/1600.asp

WEIRDNETDAILY; Infrared picks up invisible UFOs; Mexico releases video of 11 objects surrounding military plane, Posted: May 12, 2004: http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38456

42. Welcome to the Realm of Natural VLF Radio Phenomena; “The (very beautiful) Music of the Magnetosphere and Space Weather”, Stephen P. McGreevy, N6NKS, Last modified 30 December 2001: http://www.auroralchorus.com/natradio.htm

43. BBC News, England; Thursday, 26 September, 2002, 08:25 GMT 09:25 UK, ‘Silent’ concert causes mood swings: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2278330.stm

44. ELEPHANT COMMUNICATION, 2002 Katherine Millett and Thomson Safaris, Inc.: http://www.thomsonsafaris.com/newsletter/nl35_elephant.htm

45. Texas Bigfoot Research Center; Dona Ana County NM Report, 2001: http://texasbigfoot.com/LasCruces1.html

From the Files of the Gulf Coast BigFoot Research Organization (G.C.B.R.O.), 2003: http://www.gcbro.com/MIshiaw0001.html

46. BFRO Report 945: Creature with red glowing eyes seen: www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp?id=945

GCBRO; Bigfoot Sightings: www.gcbro.com/OHaug001.html

Bigfoot Research Organization: www.bigfootresearch.org/Bigfoot_Indiana.htm

Eby, Sharon; Unified Worlds, Eye Shine: http://unifiedworlds.com/eyeshine.htm

47. Taurine Drops or Capsules: http://www.eyesight.nu/taurine_info.html  (thanks to Diane)

48. SOURCES OF GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC ANOMALIES: http://www.johnmartin.com/earthquakes/eqsafs/safs_915.htm

Preliminary Precambrian basement map of Colorado; A geologic interpretation of an aeromagnetic anomaly map By P.K. Sims, Viki Bankey, and C.A. Finn, Magnetic Patterns: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2001/ofr-01-0364/colo_of_text.html

AEROMAGNETIC MAP OF THE COLORADO FRONT RANGE; http://www.geoperegrino.com/colorado_front_range_aeromag.html

Eby, Sharon; Unified Worlds; Desert Apes Migration Pattern: http://unifiedworlds.com/BFmigration.htm

49. Encyclopedia About Dolphins by Atlantida Cancun; COMMUNICATION AND ECHOLOCATION, Sound production: http://www.atlantidacancun.com/communications.asp

50. Almasti and Kaptars of Russia and Mongolia: http://members.axion.net/~a1b00267/ultranet/almasti.htm

World’s Top Experts Conclude Sasquatch Exists, The Royal Forum Investigates: http://www.royalforum.com/article.php?id=46 (scroll to ¾ of the way down)

51. Feral Children: http://freaks.monstrous.com/feral_children.htm

52. Physical Anthropology Update; Philip L. Stein & Bruce M. Rowe; Number 6 Fall 1997: http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/anthropology/news/afall97.htm

53Philip L Stein & Bruce M Rowe, Physical Anthropology The Core, 2nd Edition, 1998

The Japan Times, May 18, 1998, By HELEN PHILLIPS, Nature News Service; Nerve canal size suggests Neanderthals could talk: http://www.trussel.com/prehist/news66.htm

54. Bigfoot/Sasquatch Sightings in Texas: Correlations to Annual Rainfall Totals, Waterways, Human; Population Densities and Black Bear Habitat Zones, by Daryl G. Colyer: http://texasbigfoot.com/habitat.html

Pye, Lloyd, Intervention, Maps: http://lloydpye.com/flash/15-maps.swf

55. Washoe, Kanzi, and Koko (chimp/bonobo/gorilla) communication:

Philip L Stein & Bruce M Rowe, Physical Anthropology The Core, 2nd Edition, 1998

56. Prihoda, Pearl Jo; OSAReal, Forgive us, for we know not, what we have done: http://hometown.aol.com/prihodapearl/index.html

57. Bigfoot Types: http://cryptozoo.monstrous.com/bigfoot_types.htm

A long, long look at a Bigfoot! By Vance Orchard: http://www.bigfootencounters.com/articles/longlook.htm

58. Aussie-Info; Australian Faunahttp://www.aussie-info.com/identity/fauna/

Cartage; Themes > Science > Class Mammalia > Mammalian Classification: http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/Sciences/Zoology/ClassMammalia/MammalianClassification/MammalianClassification.htm

59. Meganthropus: http://www.wikisearch.net/en/wikipedia/m/me/meganthropus.html OUTDATED! SEE ARTICLE BELOW…

60. Australian UFO/Unexplained Phenomena Researcher Rex Gilroy; NEW ZEALAND MYSTERY MAN-APES: http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~tkbnetw/Rex_Gilroy_8.htm

Homins: http://z1.adserver.com/w/cp.x;rid=1271;tid=5;ev=1;dt=3;ac=60;c=408;

61. Bigfoot & UFO picture; Rense: http://www.rense.com/splashscreens/copyrighted_bigftL.jpg

M A C R O S C O P E; PARANORMAL MANIMALS IN LATIN AMERICA, by Scott Corrales: http://www.strangemag.com/paranormalanim.html

El Yunque: Nights On Hell Mountain, By: Scott Corrales: http://www.ufoarea.com/puerto_hell_night.html

62. The Puerto Rico Trench: Implications for Plate Tectonics and Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards, Uri ten Brink, Chief Scientist, U.S. Geological Surveyhttp://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03trench/trench/trench.html

NASA; Gravity by GRACE: http://www.csr.utexas.edu/grace/publications/litho/

Plate Tectonics: http://www.burdon.demon.co.uk/g12.htm

63. Wild and Hairy Men; The Greatest of the Great Apes? By David McBean: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~mhallett/Great%20Ape.htm

64. Homo erectus soloensishttp://www.wikisearch.net/en/wikipedia/h/ho/homo_erectus_soloensis.html

The Bigfoot Casebook, Janet & Colin Bord, 1982, New York: Granada Publishing, Data from “Chronological List of Bigfoot Sightings (1818-1980)” (July 1965 Jack Taylor at Nr Butedale, BC; and Sept 1967 . Carol Davis from Nr Bellingham, WA; and 1970 two fisherman in Lake nr Priest Lake, ID): http://www.rfthomas.clara.net/cb/1961.html

The Bongo Gorilla Group Website; The Group; The Island: http://www.gorillas.nl/group.html

65. May. 07, 2005; Man keeps Florida Skunk Ape legend alive, CARA BUCKLEY, Associated Press: http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/11590336.htm

IT’S BIG, IT’S HAIRY, IT’S SKUNK APE; Dateline: OCHOPEE, By Tom Bayles THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: http://www.bigfootencounters.com/articles/ochopee2.htm


 

CORRECTION ON MEGANTHROPUS
By Sharon Eby © Oct 1, 2005

 

On May 22nd of this year I wrote an article called Vanishing Bigfoot and Anecdotal Accounts: Implications and Challenges for 
Researchers (1).  One part -- nearer the bottom of this long article -- concerning the giant fossil hominid called "Meganthropus" has 
bothered me ever since, mostly in the reliability of the information I had researched and discovered on the internet.  I decided the concern 
worthy enough for me to investigate it further.  In August I met with a paleoanthropologist, Dr. Ralph Holloway, at his office (that was FULL 
of skulls) at Columbia University.  He said that he had never heard of Meganthropus ever being in Australia, as I had originally stated 
(based on the research) in the article.  Not satisfied with that one valuable piece of information, I sought for a second confirmation.  On
September 29th, via email, I spoke with Dr. Arthur Durband of Texas Tech University, and he stated this:

 

"Nothing classified as Meganthropus has ever been found outside of Java. The only hominids that have been found on Australia to date are 
modern Homo sapiens. The earliest Australian skeletons have been found at the Willandra Lakes, and date to around 40,000 years ago 
(there are claims for ~60,000, but those aren't widely supported in the field). Anyway, the only fossils that might possibly represent 
something different enough from Homo erectus to place in a new species ("Meganthropus" has effectively been dropped as a genus, and 
those who separate the large fossils into a different species typically call them Homo paleojavanicus) are one jaw (Sangiran 6) 
and two badly crushed crania (Sangiran 27 and 31) and the former skull is still unpublished." -- printed with permission

 

With this second confirmation from a paleoanthropologist who has actually worked with hominid fossils in Australia I am officially pulling
any and all of my statements of Meganthropus from that article.  This is something that should have been done, before publication
of the original article, but since it was being written for TheRoyalForum.com (2), and supported by my colleague's (Prihoda (3)) own
separate article (that came out about the same time) on the vanishing qualities of Bigfoot, I felt pressed to get it done.  I assumed that
any online references to Meganthropus via encyclopedias (since professional information on Meganthropus is very hard to get a hold of)
would suffice; however, much to my dismay the online encyclopedias were sketchily worded, and far from reliable.  The original links to
these are here:

 

Meganthropus: http://www.wikisearch.net/en/wikipedia/m/me/meganthropus.html  
Homo erectus soloensis: http://www.wikisearch.net/en/wikipedia/h/ho/homo_erectus_soloensis.html  

 

Please note that another encyclopedia has the same information on Meganthropus: 
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Homo erectus meganthropus

 

There are a LOT of articles online, including about "Biblical giants" and other references to Bigfoot, cryptozoology, etc. that refer to 
Meganthropus being in Australia.  KNOW THAT ALL OF THESE HAVE BEEN FALSIFIED AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED PURE 
AND UTTER BUNK!  All it takes is one incorrect source, that many people reference, and then expand on from there, and then more 
people referencing those articles, and on and on, for such "gossip" to proliferate.  It is my intention to correct this, at least on my end,
and move on in truth, rather than relying on someone else's fabrication.  Ok, now for the correction and updating of the original article...

NOTE: Parts in red were removed from the original article… parts in blue were added.

Even though we have spoken mostly of Bigfoot here in this article, it by no means excludes the Canadian Sasquatch, the Russian/Asian Almas, or the Himalayan Yeti, nor the Australian Yowie, the Amazon Mapinguari or any other species/subspecies of hominoids found worldwide.  As far as smarts go though, we look to the Australian Yowie, simply for the case of nothing more than this being the one and ONLY large erect biped which is a PLACENTAL MAMMAL of it’s kind (besides humans) on the entire face of Australia (assuming that evolutionary convergence (which is unlikely) for non-placental mammals did not produce Yowies).  Due to mammalian isolation and diversion we find placental mammals on every continent except Australia, and likewise typically only find marsupial (pouched, i.e. kangaroos) and monotreme (egg-laying, i.e. platypus) mammals on the Australian continent and not originating from anywhere else (4).  The only placental mammals found in Australia are rodents and the dingo (a form of dog) both brought in artificially (they did not originate there), and bats which were thought to have flown in.  What does this have to do with Bigfoot – or in this case Yowie – intelligence?

REMOVED: Based on the meganthropus fossils found in Australia we realize that giant hominids and/or hominoids DID arrive on that continent sometime in the past!  Homo erectus meganthropus was approximately 9′ tall, 750-1000 lbs, and lived about 1 million years ago in the mid-late Pleistocene.  Source: http://www.wikisearch.net/en/wikipedia/m/me/meganthropus.html 

Of all the places around the world where variations of Bigfoot or Sasquatch are seen, it is the presence of Yowies in Australia that makes the message hit home far harder than anything else.  More physical evidence needs to be documented for Yowies in Australia because it is well known by paleoanthropologists that only modern humans have inhabited the Australian continent.  So where did Yowie come from?  Are they genetic “throw-backs” from society that were cast out and living as nomads (5), fearful that their culture/people should ever encountered “regular people” again?  Would this explain why they avoid people, camouflage themselves so well, and use covert and tactical maneuvers (i.e. nighttime travel, walking different routes so as not to create a trail — this is used by militia who never make themselves “predictable,” so they are not caught).  If Yowies, and Bigfoot, etc. are indeed some extreme variation, or devolved (a misnomer) type of human then finding graves of these beings may or may not help us.  If the split-off of Yowies, in particular, occurred in the early times of modern humans coming to Australia then has there been enough time for these changes to occur, even with genetic throw-backs and extreme variances occurring?  Pretend for a moment that someone found some fossils (imagination) of Yowie in Australia, or what we thought could be related to Yowie.  It is not known by looking at the fossilized bones alone if these beings were hairy or covered only in skin, as we are today.  It is said that no bones are ever found by anyone for Bigfoot or their kind, but, if they bury their dead then perhaps, from the past, these fossils ARE the evidence we are seeking, and just no recent bones have been uncovered, or fossilized, …yet!  Remember that fossilization takes place only under certain circumstances of rapid burial, an anoxic condition (lack of oxygen), and where the soil properties are such that decomposition either does not take place or takes place very slowly.  Due to hominoids typically living in areas that DO NOT PROMOTE fossilization, but decomposition instead, it makes it hard to find preserved bones!  This is not a cop-out, but a FACT.

REMOVED: That we even have fragments of meganthropus fossils in Australia is an amazing and rare find.

If hominoids are flesh and blood (F&B), and leave physical evidences such as footprints, hair, and rare fossilized bones, or bury their bodies, then the paranormal or inter-dimensional Bigfoot/Yowie seems to have a hard time fitting in, unless WHILE THEY ARE HERE they are 3-D and just as physically vulnerable as we are.  People have shot at hominoids and they sometimes seem impervious to gunshots, other times they bleed, and there are a few cases of them being killed, but where are the bodies?  Perhaps, on the other side of a portal (if this be the case) they are just as physical?  These are the kinds of answers we should be looking to answer.  If no further or conclusive evidence of Yowies (past or present) can ever be located, verified, properly documented, and shared accordingly with other researchers and professionals and laymen alike, then how can we ever draw the line between a being that evolved there (unlikely), was brought in (by modern humans), and/or cast away from society, or is simply there due to some kind of psychic manifesting phenomena, otherworldly influences and/or inter-dimensional travel?

REMOVED: Are Yowies the descendants of, or related to meganthropus as some have presumed?  Some think that Bigfoot is related to gigantopithecus (also of great size, erect bipedal, and human-ape-like).  Source:http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~tkbnetw/Rex_Gilroy_8.htm

The question rings in our ears…. How did such a large placental mammal arrive in Australia (note that Bigfoot is also, amazingly, spotted on the island of Puerto Rico, most often in the mountain/tropical rainforest of El Yunque, along with UFO and chupacabra activity (6), also a site of igneous rock, fault lines, and lies next to the deepest submarine trench in the Atlantic ocean – which has the most negative gravity anomaly on earth (7))?  Was he (Yowie) a separate species that has such similar traits to other hominoids around the world due to convergence (8)?  Perhaps he was a more recent migratory species?  Did he arrive through portals, or transparency-related phenomena?  Something else?  Perhaps, like humans, they have enough smarts to accomplish that kind of feat, even if it was by island hopping (swimming or making a floating “boat”?) after the continents divided. If it was by crossing a supposed land bridge then why have no other mammals done it too?  Perhaps Yowies, unlike the rodents and dingoes, were not “brought in” but “came in” on their own.  Since they are found near water so often it is not hard to conclude that they, unlike other species of the monkey or gorilla/ape family, do not fear walking through, or swimming in, or crossing bodies of water in some fashion (9).  Remember that in Florida the well-known (and especially stinky) Skunk Ape must cross bodies of water, rivers, channels, sink holes in karst areas, and walk through entire swamps since that is the environment in which they live (10).  This knowledge of Bigfoot not fearing, swimming, and crossing large bodies of water, is alone a subject worth investigation; however, we’ll leave that for another time and conclude this article with terrestrial Bigfoot in mind, his obvious intelligence, and alleged transparency abilities.

By Sharon Eby © 2005

NOTE: I would like to add that under no circumstances am I in favor of harming one of these great hairy beings to aid our understanding of their behaviors.  Considering the implications of what and who they are as a species/subspecies (i.e. possible burial of their dead and/or a belief in an afterlife, their obvious pacifism, or their intelligence and fantastic ability to do things that defy us continually) we just simply cannot advocate the bringing of Bigfoot onto the lab table via a fatal flesh wound.  Past records and accounts have shown that aggressive behavior, or territorial trespassing against Bigfoot (as in the famous Ape Canyon account at Mt. St. Helens) has led to dangerous situations.  I do not agree with provoking Bigfoot; I take a NO KILL stance.

 

References and Notes

1. Eby, Sharon; Vanishing Bigfoot and Anecdotal Accounts: Implications and Challenges for Researchers: http://www.unifiedworlds.com/BFvanishing.htm

2. The Royal Forum; Vanishing Bigfoot and Anecdotal Accounts: Implications and Challenges for Researchers: http://theroyalforum.com/article.php?id=73

3. The Royal Forum; A Hypothesis Could Revolutionize Biology: http://theroyalforum.com/article.php?id=79

4Aussie-Info; Australian Faunahttp://www.aussie-info.com/identity/fauna/

5. Prihoda, Pearl Jo; OSAReal, There seem to be artifacts left behind: http://205.188.226.153/osareal/page19.html 

6. Bigfoot & UFO picture; Rense: http://www.rense.com/splashscreens/copyrighted_bigftL.jpg

M A C R O S C O P E; PARANORMAL MANIMALS IN LATIN AMERICA, by Scott Corrales: http://www.strangemag.com/paranormalanim.html

El Yunque: Nights On Hell Mountain, By: Scott Corrales: http://www.ufoarea.com/puerto_hell_night.html

7. The Puerto Rico Trench: Implications for Plate Tectonics and Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards, Uri ten Brink, Chief Scientist, U.S. Geological Surveyhttp://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03trench/trench/trench.html

NASA; Gravity by GRACE: http://www.csr.utexas.edu/grace/publications/litho/

Plate Tectonics: http://www.burdon.demon.co.uk/g12.htm

8. Wild and Hairy Men; The Greatest of the Great Apes? By David McBean: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~mhallett/Great Ape.htm

9The Bigfoot Casebook, Janet & Colin Bord, 1982, New York: Granada Publishing, Data from “Chronological List of Bigfoot Sightings (1818-1980)” (July 1965 Jack Taylor at Nr Butedale, BC; and Sept 1967 . Carol Davis from Nr Bellingham, WA; and 1970 two fisherman in Lake nr Priest Lake, ID): http://www.rfthomas.clara.net/cb/1961.html

The Bongo Gorilla Group Website; The Group; The Island: http://www.gorillas.nl/group.html

10. May. 07, 2005; Man keeps Florida Skunk Ape legend alive, CARA BUCKLEY, Associated Press: http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/11590336.htm

IT’S BIG, IT’S HAIRY, IT’S SKUNK APE; Dateline: OCHOPEE, By Tom Bayles THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: http://www.bigfootencounters.com/articles/ochopee2.htm

 

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Where’s the science in the search for Sasquatch?

Published: Sunday, July 22, 2012,
BOGUS BIGFOOT.JPGAP file photoPhotographers Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin made this image Oct. 20, 1967, purportedly showing a female Bigfoot, during a horseback search in northern California for Sasquatch or ‘Bigfoot’. In 1999, four magnified frames of the 16 mm footage show tracings of a bell-shaped fastener at Bigfoot’s waist, proving it was a man in a monkey suit.

By Brian Regal

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency recently issued a statement indicating it knew of no evidence of the existence of “aquatic humanoids.”

This remarkable statement was prompted by calls from viewers of Animal Planet’s “Mermaids: the Body Found,” which claimed such creatures exist. A swarm of television programs, listed as “scientific” and “reality based,” perpetuate similar pseudoscientific ideas that are gobbled up by viewers, especially kids.

This incident illustrates a dangerous trend: Viewers’ acceptance of claims made by untrained laypeople as authoritative, and their simultaneous rejection of work done by experts in science, history and politics. This idea argues that egg-headed specialists — with a lifetime of focused academic work, peer-reviewed scholarship and study — are hiding the “truth” from us so that the only way to get answers is from down-home folks with little schooling but good sense. In other words, formal education is bad.

One program that encourages this fallacy is “Finding Bigfoot” (also a product of Animal Planet). It follows members of a group called the Bigfoot Field Research Organization as they search for the elusive creature. The investigators travel to various locations of supposed Bigfoot activity, with the genre staples of night vision cameras and hushed voices. While full of enthusiasm, the BFRO members don’t seem to have any technical training or follow scientific method in their search. They often say, “There are ’squatches here!” but viewers never see the big hairy beasts. And that’s about all. The show imparts no knowledge of environmental science, animal behavior studies, primate anatomy or even the history of monster hunting. Yet with spurious “evidence,” the group makes claims that the creatures are real and just around the corner, and expects us to accept it.

Sasquatch-like creatures may actually exist — they are some of the only mythical monsters to have an evolutionary and biological plausibility — but stumbling around the woods claiming every blip on an infrared scope or twig snap is a “‘squatch” isn’t helping the searchers’ case. There are a number of intelligent, capable, trained individuals who do scientific work searching for cryptozoological creatures, who ought to get more coverage. Unfortunately, good-natured and quirky amateurs, like the guys on “Finding Bigfoot,” are better for ratings, despite the fact they never find anything.

The format for “Finding Bigfoot” is not original. It‘s lifted largely from the earlier and equally problematic “Ghost Hunters.” We also must contend with “Ancient Aliens,” “Destination Truth” and “Long Island Medium.” Especially egregious is “Psychic Kids,” which perpetuates the myth that people can see spirits. And don’t get me started on “American Diggers.”

These programs glorify amateur investigators, who have little knowledge of the fields they “study” while often disparaging the work of professional scholars. Genuine experts — physicists, evolutionary biologists, historians, classicists and others — rarely make it to the screen because they might explain why there are no mermaids, ghosts or sasquatches, that there is no evidence aliens have visited the earth, and why our lives and our history should be valued as more than just junk sold for a couple of bucks to a pawn shop.

Programs such as “Finding Bigfoot” should be getting viewers, especially children, turned on to science and history as the way to understand the world; it should trumpet the value of education and expertise. What it actually does is turn us away from learning, books, science, history and the hard work of the intellect for a view of the world where serious study and intellectual pursuits are suspect or unnecessary.

How to combat this? Tell your kids that smart people are not the enemy; then buy them a microscope or a telescope. Get them a book on biology or zoology or even history from the library and read it with them; fight to make sure they get a good education. We’ll all be better off and, yes, if it is out there, someone might even actually find Bigfoot.

Brian Regal teaches the history of science at Kean University. His latest book, “Searching for Sasquatch: Crackpots, Eggheads and Cryptozoology,” studies clashes between amateurs and professionals at the fringes of science. Join the conversation at njvoices.com.

Dr Regal’s comments are typical of a university professor. They are characteristic of the science person who regards science as omniscient and as, or almost as, a religion.

You’ll notice he considers believing any claims of lay people ‘dangerous.’ This is the usual behind-the-desk pontification of university types. Lay people can be experts. Academics can’t seem to accept this fact. Most astronomical discoveries are made by amateurs.

Let’s all shudder at the idea of university ‘experts’ in politics. The North American and European universities are largely Marxist training grounds. If you study anything in the humanities at these unis, you will be startled to find Karl Marx dragged into the conversation by the instructor whenever possible.

‘Peer-review’ is a form of new uni-speak which has little or no value when your peers are entrenched in disbelieving anything you present. We should dispense with the term ‘peer-review’ immediately so we can all get on with it. It quickly becomes a useless term.

What good would it do for Dr Jeff Meldrum to submit a paper to Dr Eugenie Scott for ‘peer review?’ Scott is absolutely dead-set against anything Meldrum could present. ‘Peer-review’ therefore is riddled with defects, flawed by personal human prejudices and resentments and fears.

Let’s be done with the term ‘peer-review’ at once!

Dr Regal doesn’t have the faintest notion if the ability of ‘people to see spirits’ is a myth or not. He does not know. Dr Regal is not equipped to know this. He is a science man. He does not know if this is true or not, so should not pontificate that it is a ‘myth.’ He does not have that information, nor does he, within science, have the tools to investigate or decide on the truth or untruth of such phenomenon.

Dr Regal claims: ‘ . . . physicists, evolutionary biologists, historians, classicists and others . . . might explain why there are no . . . ghosts.’ This is a huge problem, and typical of the academic. The problem is that science is not equipped to provide information on whether or not ghosts exist. Science is limited. Science is hemmed in by the walls of its limitations at the current point of its development. Since science is often wrong, sometimes those walls contract; when science is right, the walls expand.

Physicists and biologists are the most UNQUALIFIED people of all to offer opinion and decisions on the existence or non-existence of ghosts! This is a mammoth problem! These people have been trained in the hard sciences which scoff at and don’t recognise anything spiritual. This makes them the most inexpert, unskilled people of all to deliver opinion on the topic! They have decided against it, based on their training, from the start. They will not break away from that training and thinking which can create narrow-mindedness in their comments on the spiritual. You are asking someone who has spent a lifetime being brainwashed against such possibilities to be fair and give you the Truth about ghosts! They are already totally invested in ghosts not existing! Forget it. You will never get an expert opinion on ghosts from a physicist or any other kind of scientist.

You are asking the linguist to give expert opinion on geology. It will never work.

Look at it this way: Science examining ghosts is similar to trying to decode hieroglyphs without the Rosetta Stone. Science does not possess the tools to examine ghosts. Ghosts are OUTSIDE science. Science people have to accept there are things outside science, and then we can all be happy and get along. It is absolutely disastrous for all concerned to regard science as encompassing all. With that belief, anything outside science doesn’t exist. That’s quite wrong. Science people have to face that some things are outside the parameters of science. It shows greater intelligence for a scientist to say that ghosts are beyond the purview of science, than to say ghosts don’t exist.

Dr Regal: ‘Tell your kids that smart people are not the enemy’. This is another problem of academics: They assume they are in the position of enlightenment and ‘correctness’, and that they possess the knowledge and are ‘smart people.’ They assume that they are superior, and in the superior position.

Dr Regal says: ‘These programs glorify amateur investigators.’ That’s another problem with academics: the fear that amateurs might outstrip them, be proven correct, will possess the knowledge which has eluded academia. Outstanding, even brilliant amateurs, are the reason why honorary degrees are awarded by universities the world over. The honorary degrees are acknowledgement that the self-taught amateur can be an expert, an authority, on equal and sometimes greater footing than the academic expert.

Dr Regal: ‘ . . . buy them a microscope or a telescope. Get them a book on biology or zoology . . . ‘ You might notice here the avoidance, even shunning, of the arts. It’s great to buy a child those things–I said most astronomical discoveries are made by amateurs–but also offer them guitar, piano, and drum lessons. Make sure they read Romantic Poetry and classic novels and stories. Raise them on the classic fairy stories. Fill them with colour, not shades of grey.

Dr Regal’s position is that science rules all, that science is Truth. For him and many scientists, music is only a combination of frequencies. There is no spiritual element to the sounds, the chords, the melody and harmony. All is reduced to mathematics. People who think this way have metallic personalities, unable to grasp anything larger than the physical, unable to comprehend the spiritual aspect of music or other art. These people seem to be mechanical, devoid of spirit, and so incomplete as human beings.

Anyone moved by great music knows the science people are incorrect, that music is more than a combination of frequencies. There is a deeper dimension. As long as science refuses to acknowledge that the spiritual is outside the walls of science, and science cannot comment on or measure it, science will always lack.

We need to return to the time when science and the arts were two sides of the same coin. What to call the coin but Life? Science and the arts used to get along. In the age of ‘enlightenment’, science broke away, and began its condescension of anything relating to spirit, art, and imagination.

Science does not recognise the inanimate. Thoughts and feelings are inanimate, they are real, therefore science is wrong and cannot explain all.

Science is not the measuring stick for all. Science cannot measure all!

If science could acknowledge that some things are outside the walls of science, science and the arts could come together again as opposite sides of the same coin. If not that, the two could at least get along. Science would have no comment on ghosts, because science is unequipped to comment on such a phenomenon. Science doesn’t possess the tools, the Rosette Stone, the decoder ring, to address and explain ghosts or anything outside the bounds of science.

Science is ignorant of ghosts. Science is unable to comment. Yet science keeps commenting, doesn’t it? You’ve noticed that? That’s very unscientific of the science people to do so!

The sooner scientists realise this, the better.

It’s rather low-down to consider all the people who have experienced ghostly phenomenon liars, or even mistaken. Science doesn’t have one clue about these people’s experiences. It’s like science trying to translate Spanish with a Greek dictionary. It will never work. Science doesn’t possess the translator to even approach ghosts, much less decide on them.

If a uni professor has an experience which shows him or her that ghosts exist, that humans each posses a spirit which animates our bodies, the professor will likely not admit the experience, for fear of ridicule, and/or for fear of having been wrong. He or she will likely suppress it. They will deny it ever occurred, because it is outside science, therefore in their limited thinking it could not have happened. This is wrong-headed thinking: It not fitting within science DOES NOT mean it didn’t happen; it means, if it occurred, it happened outside the rules of science. Is that so difficult for everyone? Let’s all accept this and move on.

Just accept that and we can all go home happily.

Look at this: Does the expert on 19th century Italian literature make claims about what does or doesn’t exist within science? Then why do science people butt in in every other field and claim what does or does not exist for everyone else? Science and science people are not the ones to decide for everyone else!

How many scientists are willing to spend nights alone in ancient crypts? If they are so certain about the non-existence of spirits, let’s see them sleeping the night in the bowels of St Paul’s Cathedral, and in other crypts around the world. They can set up cots and lie down next to the coffins and see how it goes. With their views, they should be fearless in such situations, right? But when was the last time you heard of a scientist doing such a thing? If they talk the talk, why don’t they walk the walk?

Dr Regal assumes and perhaps assures that your child will get ‘a good education’ at any big university. Oh really? Why don’t you ask some of us who have slaved away in their classrooms but who aren’t academics about what goes on in those rooms, about what politics and attempts at brainwashing occur there?

Dr Regal is an academic. The university is to him correct. Science is correct. These things represent to him correct thinking and correct living. If non-academics knew some of the goings-on in universities, they wouldn’t be impressed; they’d be horrified. They’d be disgusted at the swill being spoon-fed to our youth.

When you look at how many times mainstream medicine has been wrong, at how many dietary and other studies conflict with each other and are wrong; when you see the possible side effects of the latest blood pressure medicine include ‘death’, when you realise that one day chemotherapy will be viewed as the equivalent of bleeding with leeches, you will see how short science can fall. And it regularly does. It’s all around you. Science is failing and failing you regularly.

Every single synthetic drug in the world is toxic; no exceptions. This is a colossal failing, a massive failure of imagination and intelligence.

Most synthetic drugs have negative side effects. This is a massive and embarrassing failure of mainstream medicine.

Most herbal treatments are non-toxic, and have a myriad of BENEFICIAL side-effects.

Mainstream medicine teaches doctors to match symptoms with drugs. This is a gargantuan flunking failure and shows doctors in the service of and at the mercy of corrupt pharmaceutical corporations. Instead of teaching doctors to match symptoms with drugs, they should teach doctors to make people better, to heal them. Mainstream doctors don’t heal; they treat symptoms. Since the aim is to get better, mainstream medicine is incorrect and needs to turn to healing, not masking symptoms with toxic pharmaceuticals. Masking symptoms with drugs is an excuse to stay in business and make money. It’s not healing people.

Mainstream medicine is science.

Lastly, the caption to the Patterson footage-still is false. The claim that some suggestion of a ‘fastener at Bigfoot’s waist, proving it was a man in a monkey suit’ is laughable. Monkey suit? Is this the work of Dr Regal or nj.com? It’s the most misinformed joke of a claim I have seen in years about the PGF. Whoever wrote this caption needs education on the topic.

There is no evidence the individual in the film is in any kind of suit, much less a ‘monkey suit.’ There is no evidence, or proof, that the film is faked.

There is SOME evidence that the individual in the film is genuine.

Therefore the weight of the evidence at this stage (and how it has always been since 1967) is in favour of the individual being genuine. We can’t know for certain, but so far the conclusion that it is genuine has the advantage.

Here we go with science: Since science isn’t a jury, and can only determine according to certainties, and not on a preponderance of evidence (which the PGF demonstrates), then science must have NO OPINION of the PGF. But what have we all noticed? Science simply can’t keep its mouth shut about the PGF or sasquatch. Science can’t contain itself about the footage. Science can’t stop giving OPINIONS on the film.

That’s very unscientific! It’s very un-science-like, that behaviour!

Science is having its cake and eating it too. Without conclusive evidence–no, ANY evidence–science has pontificated that the subject in the film is a guy ‘in a monkey suit.’

It’s another case where science needs to be quiet about things it doesn’t have all the evidence on, and withhold comment on things which might exist and operate outside of science’s CURRENT state of evolution and development.

 

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Treepeekers Is what you notice as a consistent behavior when having had an encounter (or many encounters) This is also a term I use for the folks that are way past the ‗proof‘ conversation. This what I call the next level of awareness in this RELATIONSHIP that develops as our understanding grows about Sasquatch, Yowie, Yeti, Almaste‘ both through educating ourselves and experiencing for ourselves TREEPEEKERS in the woods, swamps, or out back.
TREEPEEKERS is an artistic, passionate and dedicated tribe of hominoid researcher /inter-actors who are committed to this adventure, not to finding Sasquatch.
From experience we know that they are out there and we at Treepeekers in these following pages will demonstrate for you and the world, one-by-one that the proof is in the experience. Once any person experiences the Sasquatch they are forever changed. This change is indeed reflected both individually, as well as collectively within the person’s body, mind and heart …an awakening of sorts…when we become aware of them and learn to cultivate this awareness. The more we do it the more we get it and where it leads…that‘s what we‘re all about.

Treepeekers strives to embody an attitude of cooperation—not competition with other hominid research and scientific paradigms. We are focusing upon the unity through areas of agreement, while reserving the mutual right to respectfully, agree to disagree in areas of ideological difference. If you just can‘t believe what I‘m saying that‘s ok! There‘s enough Sasquatch to go around for everybody who‘s interested and has enough intent! Go for it in your own way and allow us each to have our ways of understanding and you by all means keep to yours! This is not about who‘s right or wrong. It‘s about something entirely more exciting than simply ―do they exist‖, but if that‘s where you‘re at, it‘s a fine place to start!

Contact me here treepeekers@gmail.com regarding a sighting or to book a presentation/talk or appearance fot your radio or TV show, media interview, conference, meeting, school, library or other venues.

HERE”S WHAT SOMEONE”S SAYING AFTER READING THIS:

So glad to hear there is more information on the way.  I am on the second reading of this one and getting even more out of it the second time through.  I am in total harmony with your attitude and approach, Freeman.  In fact, I would pay you the highest honor I can think of by calling you a MEDIATOR!  You actually seem to be bridging realities here that will benefit everyone.

“SQUOACHING”  UPDATE From Central Coast California.

Hey Freeman. Things are happening quickly here, where it has been quiet since last summer. Prints, I’m finding prints. On my famous “other side of my backyard fence” route and this morning, about 7am, in my backyard right by my sliding glass door. Wet footprints that looked to come down off of my sons covered sandbox, onto the cement, then one coming off my back step and into the “garden.” Juveniles, for sure. A while back I told you I sprinkled some tobacco and sage on the other side of my fence and along with it gave a sparkly wish stone with a star sticker on it, a pine cone, a feather…I think that’s it. Well last week I thought, man It’s been a while I’ll go out to the forest. I checked where I’d left it, by the “gate structure” It was gone, but it could have been a storm. My dogs began to act weird, so we left and that’s when I found the prints. I also noticed bones scattered along the trail. That night I picked up Impossible Encounters and read through it and there’s a part about the woman collecting gifts from them. It dawned on me…One of the bones was surrounded by 4 pinecones in a crescent moon shape, up by the gate and just off the trail by the base of the tree I knocked on(when they put that tree down in response). I decided to go out alone the next morning. 9 am, I walked out of my house and towards the entrance and I heard whoop, whoop, and whoop! Loud from the forest. I acknowledged them, smiled and said hi. I went into the forest and went straight to the bone with the pinecones. I took a pic on my phone and reached down to pick up. Immediately I hear what sounded like walnuts or small rocks being clicked together very rapidly, click click click….click click click…..click click click. I smiled and looked into the forest, nodded my head and smiled. Thanks guys, this is cool! Again click click click…click click click…click click click. It happened really fast! I returned a feather, seashell and bright orange gecko, kids plastic toy on the opposite side of the tree, facing the forest. Last night while taking the trash out they were scanning me I put my boy in the car and said out loud, stop it! You’re freaking me out, stop! Coming home about midnight, I swear I saw one in a tree. A big black shadow up high hugging a tree. The shadow had girth and it wasn’t there this evening, I drove by to see. This morning tracks outside my back room door, they must have looked in the window. I’m freaked out but only a little. I’m freaking MYSELF out because I meant to leave gifts to say hey, we’re cool but could I have accidentally started habituating? These Juveniles have no fear. Let me know. One of the pictures is an attempt at a close up of the toe impressions but didn’t come out well. One print has 5 toes the other I could only see three but it was smeary in the mud. The ones in the back yard were my size feet (91/2 woman) and one was bigger but, again, smeary in the mud. It’s been raining like crazy these past 2 weeks.THE ABOVE IS A SAMPLE OF WHAT YOU COULD BE EXPERIENCING AFTER READING MY BOOK EASY STEPS!
HERE’S THE BLOG FROM ONE OF THE FILM CREW FROM A YEAR AGO WITH FACEBOOK FIND BIGFOOT MOVIE SHOOT IN WHICH I ‘GUIDED‘ TO 2 LEGITIMATE THERMAL SHOTS… MINNESOTA & MY NEIGHBORHOOD! THE LAD WHO WRITES THIS GOES THROUGH A BIT OF A CRISIS AND HAS AN EPIPHANY…MANY THANKS TO MATT SHARP FOR HIS ELOQUENT DOCUMENTATION AND CANDID RECOUNTS…CHEERS MATE!

 

It still feels a lot like a dream, this incredible journey we went on; or perhaps a nightmare in some proportions. Sam and I have been working on this film over the last year, with limited time and resources to spend on it. Moving into June, the final funding for the project has been acquired and the next 3 months will see us go full steam ahead to a finished product. As we get to the business end of editing; sorting through the hours (about 90 to be precise) of footage we shot a year ago, we reform our memories and experiences through conversation and begin to build a picture of the story of this film. I now remember so clearly what I was feeling this time last year. It was rather a shock to the system in a lot of ways. 

The greatest part about this film is the lack of rearranging necessary to make the story exciting and engaging. The film you will see is going to be quite accurate to how the trip was. The events that unfolded in the journey did so in a way that forms a somewhat flawless plot line.

We hope to wrap the Australian end of production in early September, before returning to the USA for several weeks to tie up some loose ends and declare the final wrap.

Film release details will be made known shortly after.

Stay with us as we get this incredible story ready for you. I know you’re going to be challenged and entertained, intrigued and even inspired to get out there do some of your own research. 

Thanks for following the journey.

Matt

SO THE ABOVE WAS HIS CURRENT persepective lets go back a year and begin at just before the tipping point for Matt…
24TH MAY 2011 | 1 NOTE

We spent Monday in Ashland, southern Oregon. After dropping by the location of Freeman’s first Bigfoot sighting, we continued through the farmlands and then up into the hills. As we climbed higher, the views became more spectacular. The low afternoon sun drenched the hills and distant mountains, setting the perfect backdrop for the tall pines.

The deployment on this night was the best and most organised yet. We arrived at base camp way before dark, albeit after a disturbingly bumpy ride up the dirt road (even the TV fell off its bracket!). We are really pushing the limits of the RV, but that’s exactly what this trip is about – pushing limits.

The chosen location was very special to Freeman, as it is a Native American Ceremonial site. He has spent a lot of time there over the last few years, and reports a lot of Sasquatch activity. After hiding the infrared cameras in the trees, Freeman showed me up to the highest point of the mountain. I didn’t see it coming – one moment I was in a forest, the next moment I was standing on top of an enormous rock at the peak of a mountain. It was breathtaking – in fact, quite literally, as the air was very thin at this altitude. We were surrounded by mountain ranges and valleys, the clouds golden in the sunset. I’ve scarcely seen such an amazing vista.

That night, the optimum deployment continued. We played music by the fire, made hot dogs on the embers and played glow-in-the-dark frisbee. Freeman made staggered appearances amongst a series of mini-treks into the woods. We sang and played didgeridoo, even us Aussies got the hang of it!

Being out there in the middle of nowhere is a welcome break from busy city living in Sydney. No traffic, no schedules, no meetings, no phone calls, no emails, just the fresh cold air and the smell of pines and camp fire. What a dream.

I appear to be drifting from the subject of Sasquatch. This was actually the essence and the theory of the night. It was the perfect deployment because the less concerned we are about luring in a Sasquatch, the more curious it would be to come and check us out. However, I still haven’t seen anything controversial on infrared since the Minnesota footage.

The morning came, and I went for a walk with Freeman to see the sacred Native American sites. We came down to the main ceremonial area, the place where he had danced and prayed in the years prior. It was so full of richness and culture. Everything remained intact from the previous years ceremony; the drum areas, the sweat-lodges and the towering tree as the centrepiece. It was covered in colour from the ground up, by the hundreds of tied pieces of coloured fabric, symbolising the prayers of the Native Americans. Freeman explained to me how the ceremonies are carried out. The Native American culture is completely new to me, so it was a great honour to be in a very restricted and sacred area. We talked about our faith; the differences, the similarities. What makes us human. It was great to hear about Freeman’s experiences.

It was time to leave Ashland and cross the border into California. This part of the journey was my favourite yet. The narrow winding road weaved in and out of rivers and valleys. Blue skies, red cliffs and steep mountains swept by and just kept coming.

We didn’t have a final plan for our next location, but Freeman knew the area. We stopped off at a mini market and picked up some water. We had used our last water supply to make coffee, as coffee is a much higher priority than water.

Jack and Jonny came back from the shop, and they had spoken to Gary; a local man, about the area. They explained to him what we were doing here, Bigfoot movie and all. To Jonny’s surprise, nobody in the shop backed an eyelid when Bigfoot was mentioned. They all agreed with Gary’s knowledge, ‘I know exactly where you need to go to find him’. Gary agreed to lead us up to the remote location where he allegedly had a terrifying Sasquatch encounter with his wife.

I was excited when I found out where we were going. The left indicator on Gary’s Jeep clicked on. Just ahead, a sign read ‘Bluff Creek Road’. We had no idea that we had stumbled upon the most significant location for Bigfoot research – in the world.

Every one of you who are reading this, whether you remember or not, would have seen the famous Patterson Gimlin film at some stage in your life. In 1967, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin captured the first credible footage of a Sasquatch. Despite accusations of hoaxing, the film has never been debunked, and it has never been successfully replicated. It’s one of the main reasons I remain unable to deny the existence of the Sasquatch, and it is considered the most important piece of video evidence in Sasquatch research. We were there, within a couple of miles of the exact location of the film.

We turned into the road and were greeted by a locked gate. Nobody, except the one resident, is allowed to enter without permission. Fortunately, Gary had connections with the rangers, and we were able to get the gate opened promptly. As we entered the road we saw a grizzly bear running ahead of us. An amazing sight, but a reminder of the dangers out here. We followed Gary up the forest road for quite a while. We were already in the middle of nowhere in CA, then this road led us into the middle of nowhere, in the middle of nowhere, CA. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a more remote place.

We climbed so high that we hit the clouds. Blotches of snow lined the roads. It was entirely surreal being in this forest, it felt like I was back in time thousands of years. This forest has never been logged, so all the trees were gargantuan. Nature at its best!

Then we came to another gate, one that we couldn’t open. So we set up base camp. I caught Gary as he was about to leave and had him tell his story on camera.

“I was camping down here one day with my wife and kids, and my wife, she gets up early sometimes… 6 o’clock, 5 o’clock. Next thing she knows, she looks up, and the tent, we had the tarp off of it because it was summertime. And you could look in it. And she looked up and she’s seen this head – almost 2 feet wide! BIG eyes! It was just hairy… She thought it was a bear but it didn’t have no snout, it had a flat face like us. I said ‘what did it do?’ She said: ‘It just looked down on me!’ and my tent was maybe 8 foot tall; the thing that looked into her must have been 9 foot. Atleast. And she just couldn’t holler, couldn’t scream. She tried to wake me but I didn’t wake up. But then it took off. Boom, it was gone. When I got up in the morning, she told me and I didn’t believe her; but I got out of the tent, and there were massive footprints, with strange toes not like ours”.

Gary warned us; “you can’t F*** with these things man. I dunno why you guys are up here, why are you up here? You gotta leave them alone”.

This made me wonder. We stayed on for the night. I went with Freeman to a site just lower down the mountain, and we started a small fire and left out food. We deployed 4 infrared cameras, then rejoined the RV. After some chicken wings, Freeman returned to the site with Jonny for the night. We watched the infrared cameras around the RV for a while, and then left them running as we went to bed.

What happened next terrified me more than anything else has. Let me set the scene. My bed on the RV is at the front, near the door. We had the front curtains closed on the windscreen, but the side windows were slightly open to make room for 2 infrared cameras facing out (they don’t work through glass). As I was just getting to sleep, I began to hear slight tapping sounds around the door. Maybe a few footsteps outside. Everyone else in the RV was asleep, snoring. After a few moments, I heard a few more noises around the front of the RV. Then, to my horror, the RV began to shake. I woke Sam up. A few moments later, there were more noises and 2 more shakes of the RV. Then nothing for a while. A bear? A Sasquatch? I went to the back of the RV and woke up Max. I told him that they were out there, and the RV was being pushed. “Oh good, hopefully they’ll do it again. They’re just playing with us. The infrareds should catch a great shot”. Max rolled over to sleep, and I was left with an unsatisfactory situation.

Sam went back to sleep, but I was still aware of the sounds around the front of the van, so I couldn’t relax. The RV door was unlocked, as Jack was camping outside and may have needed to get in incase of emergency.

Irrational thinking began to prevail. You know the feeling, it’s dark, something goes bump in the night; this was just a slightly more extreme version of that. Especially considering the fact that I was told the local Sasquatch could pop your head like a grape. Great.

I heard a long, deep grunt…Almost bovine in sound. Then another shake of the RV. I woke Sam up again. One more shake. Next, I heard the sound that I didn’t want to hear. The sound of the door opening. I don’t think I’ve ever reacted so fast in my life. At this stage, I was sleeping on the floor away from the door (I can’t believe I’m even admitting to this. I hope you’re having a good laugh).

Like lightning, I jump to my feet (still in my sleeping bag), throw open the sliding door to the back of the RV, and almost run straight into Bob. He had just jumped out of his bunk, and opened the bathroom door. The RV door remained closed, to my utter relief.

Well, Bob forgave me for the panic reaction, and waited in the front of the RV to listen for sounds with Sam and I. Of course, nothing happened, so I went to sleep – feeling just a little embarrassed.

In my defence, it’s still inconclusive as to what caused the incident. We’re still reviewing the footage from the night.

Right now, we’re crashing in a hotel in Eureka, CA. It feels unbelievably good to be showered and lying in a really comfortable bed.

We’re heading to the Giant Redwoods tomorrow, which I look forward to.

27TH MAY 2011 | 4 NOTES

It’s been a little while since my last post, you may have noticed. It’s been quite the psychological journey over the past few days. I wrote the following post a couple of days ago and hesitated to publish it. But I decided I will. It’s a bit of a staggered read, but here it is (it continues the journey from my last post, ‘Ashland and Bluff Creek’):


I’m in the SUV traveling from the unusual little town of Kelseyville to northern San Francisco. It’s 9pm; I want to write this entry in present, as I’m quite far from my comfort zone right now. First, here’s the last day’s story.

Last night we took the night off in Eureka, on our way to San Fran. We were close to the end of our tether. Day after day on the road really begins to take it’s toll; physically, psychologically and emotionally. The morning after Bluff Creek, it took until 3pm to get out of the national forest, after we discovered the gate to be locked at the exit. It had been three days since our last shower. Call me a wuss, but as a self confessed city boy I could hardly bear it… No running water in the RV. The smell of smoke from fires drenched us. Layer upon layer of deodorant and sweat – I’ll spare further details. The straw broke the camel’s back. Personalities in the bus continued to emerge and strengthen. A clash was imminent.

We checked into our hotel rooms, went off for dinner separately and tried to regain some sanity.

Dawn came and so did the road. We drove through the Redwoods, which was an unbelievable privilege. The original skyscrapers – trees towering like monuments, majestically proclaiming the power of creation. Completely untouched by the cancer of civilization; protected by orders of poison oak guards.

Yet more Bigfoot paraphernalia arose, entire shops and museums dedicated to the legend, and the research. I’m beginning to realize they are more widely accepted than I ever thought.

Schedule pressures guided our next move. Jack and I separated from the RV, and drove the SUV to the next interview, while the rest of the team deployed in the forests near San Francisco. We drove on a seemingly endless road, over dry hills and through vineyards. Finally we arrived in Kelseyville. A town on a beautiful lake that you would never expect to exist, due the long, desolate road leading to it. We interviewed Bill. It was the most uncomfortable interview I’ve ever conducted. He is what he described as a ‘right’ researcher, unlike the conventional ‘left’. With all due respect, I would describe it as left left wing research. He’s just very, very different. Though, even if he does come across a little bonkers; “All the best people are”… Right? I was uncomfortable because I thought I was interviewing a severely delusional person. I even felt a little emotional out of concern. Please forgive this use of words, it may be a little hard to understand the situation. Here is a man that claims to have an ongoing relationship with a group of Sasquatch and has many crazy paranormal theories. Unlike most researchers, they have ‘let him in’.

But.

But then, he began to show me photos. They weren’t entirely clear, but they are very different from any other photos I’ve seen. “All I’ve wanted is an expert cameraman with a high quality camera, and I can get you the best footage of a Sasquatch”, he explained. He has only had access to a lower quality camera to date. Then the real bombshell came…

Jack opened his laptop and showed me some of the most shocking photos I’ve ever seen, from a lady in Arizona. I was confused… Almost a little frustrated; “why haven’t you shown me THESE pictures until now!?” I asked. It could have been the worst time to show me unmistakably real, clear images of an unidentified primate, taken by a young lady who also claims to have a relationship with a group since she was a young girl. After hearing her story, which left no room for hoaxing or lies, my mind almost completely shifted from “do Sasquatch exist?” to “there is almost certainly some sort of ape living in the USA”. It was a bad time for this realisation, because we were about to leave for an expedition to a place where Bill claims to know exactly how to lead us to them – very close to them, with the guarantee of at least seeing footprints.

Currently, I’m on my way to this expedition, and we’re arriving in about 15 minutes. I now have to think somewhat in the mindset that they are real, which is highly uncomfortable. You don’t realize the power of belief until it hits you. It was easy to go along with this trip knowing that, at most, they COULD be real. It was just a joke. Now, it’s a lot more serious. There are large apes out there, and I may be meeting them tonight.

Well that was where I stopped writing. I was tired and over it.

We drove up a mountain in a secret location near San Francisco. We drove above the clouds towards Bill’s regular research spot. I wasn’t really in the mood to spend a whole night in the mist and rain, so it was to my delight that we were met by a closed park gate. The walk to the location from this point would’ve been about 45 minutes, so we passed on it. We checked into a hotel back in town, ate some smores and went to bed. We would return the next morning.

7am. We drive back up the mountain, which was amazing during the day. You could see all of San Francisco, and the ocean in the distance. Deer were plentiful in the rolling meadows. We drove up the gate in the heavy mist and it emerged into view, locked – again. We had come this far, so we parked the car and began the walk through the rugged bush. I was carrying a camera, but Jack was carrying an extremely heavy and sharp piece of obsidian. ‘Obsidian?’ you ask? Bill had brought along this massive piece of black shiny rock as a gift for the Sasquatch group, as well as a large bag of walnuts.

We slowly staggered up and down the hills, through thick growth, in streams, over logs. All the way Bill was ‘feeling’ for their presence, and telling me where to point my camera; “you won’t always see them with your eyes. But when you replay the footage you will find them, peaking out of trees”.

We arrived at the alleged nest of the Sasquatch group. It was quite an unusual thing to stumble upon a 6 foot tall stone tower; larger stones at the bottom, smaller stones at the top. Bill hadn’t been at this site in months, due to his disability and long distancefrom home. Why would someone build this structure in the middle of thick bush? Bill broke off a small piece of obsidian and placed it on top of the totem. The slightest touch made it fall to the ground! It was made recently. We left the bush, wet through and freezing cold, and returned to the hotel for a shower and breakfast. Then we got back on the road to rejoin with the RV.

At this point I was in a mentally exhausted state. There’s a threshold that exists in our minds; there’s only so much participation and agreement you can deliver on a subject, while not believing it is real. Once you reach that threshold, and you’ve gone along with the belief, you start to crack. It hasn’t been a healthy psychological environment. Every day for 2 1/2 weeks, I have been completely immersed in BigfootResearch culture. Now, having something that strange as your reality for that long, with no escape, drives you insane – atleast, while you don’t accept the existence of it.

The drive through the edge of San Francisco to the RV was the breaking point for me. The car was filled with Sasquatch conversation, as usual. I snapped at Jack; “Stop it! I just can’t accept it. Now don’t talk to me about Sasquatch for the next 12 hours!”

We returned to the RV, and I went for a walk to let off some steam. I decided, even if they are real (which was turning out to be true), I didn’t want anything to do with them. It was just too weird, too overwhelming. Just plain creepy. That was the impression the photos and all the evidence had given me. I just wanted to go back to Australia and live my normal life, away from this alternate reality. In this state of mind, I didn’t care one bit that the RV crew had captured thermal footage of aSasquatch peeking from behind a tree the night before.

That night, I was meant to go back up the mountain with Jack and Bill. Instead, I decided to drop them off and take a 14 hour break from this strange nightmare. I went back to a hotel in San Fran, kicked my feet up, and attempted to live a normal existence. I called my best mate back home, and talked it all through. I don’t know why I was being so affected by it, but I needed a conclusion.

We figured out, they are just another animal. The only reason they are taboo is because society has made them taboo, by not accepting their existence. It’s not reallythat strange, when you think about it. I kept thinking about the photos. Sasquatchdon’t even really look like you would expect, like pop culture has made them out to be. They’re as normal as a gorilla. Quite serene.

Well I still needed to sleep on it, maybe I’d feel different in the morning. I went for an Italian meal in Sausalito, ate more smores and went to bed. I felt a lot better in the morning. Enough time to get away from Sasquatch mania, and relax.

I picked up Jack and Bill at 7am. The gate was closed, so I 4WDrove around it. Such a great moment… My first off road experience, driving up a steep rocky hill then around the gate and back down. Only to be greeted by a park ranger. After being issued a ticket, I drove on and picked the guys up.

From here, we returned to Kelseyville to drop Bill off back home. However, not before a good breakfast and some wine tasting in Mendocino. There seemed to bit a little bit less talk of Sasquatch that day. Things almost seemed like they were winding up; Freeman had stayed in San Francisco while we set off for Lake Tahoe. Jack had decided that we should have a little down time. He had understood my being overwhelmed, and seen similar symptoms in all of us Aussies. We had a beer at the lake, which was an incredible sight, then we hit the road for…RENO!

A Teppenyaki meal and a mega win from Sam ($2k!) and we were back on the road for the night, on our way to Pocatello, Idaho to interview Dr Jeff Meldrum.

I was really excited about this interview. He is the kind of researcher that appeals to me…Very level headed, an extremely accomplished and credible lecturer at Idaho State University and the curator of thousands of Bigfoot evidence exhibits. He is a Primatologist that studies physical evidence objectively.

We arrived at the University and spent 3 hours interviewing him. It was absolutely fascinating (I can’t wait for you to see the interview on the movie).

He showed us an array of 200 foot casts, hand casts and various other body part casts from Sasquatches. He has a wealth of biological knowledge, and over 15 years of research under his belt. If you’ve seen a doco on Bigfoot, this guy would have been on it. He is an expert in primate locomotion and movement, so he knows what a real footprint looks like. He had confirmed all of the casts, and even cast some himself. His views were very conservative and very sober. It’s would be hard, if not impossible for anybody to contend with his findings.

My conlusion? It is certain that an unclassified primate lives in the USA. What it is exactly? That remains unknown to me and to anybody else, stray of opinions. Now I just hope that more scientists will pay attention to the evidence and do some study, because we have an amazing animal waiting to be acknowledged by modern science.

I was hesitant to admit what I just did, but then there’s absolutely no shame in it. Of course there’s animals out there we don’t know about. They’re being discovered all the time. It’s just another part of creation and biology, it’s an amazing thing.

As humans we are so determined to know everything. We set mystery and ambiguity as our enemy. We have to push the button that says ‘don’t push’. Our curiosity gets the better of us.

But what happens when our pursuit for knowledge skews the reality in front of us? Now I’m all for ‘knowing something because I just know’. I think that can be more valid than most people think. We are intuitive beings… We can read between the lines quite well.

The problem comes when speculation is built over the foundation of concrete knowledge, and the line is blurred. Theory is not fact.

This was the reason it was hard for me to accept the existence of Sasquatch. There are so many opinions and lofty theories that I’ve heard on this trip and in my research, and they’ve all been presented to me as the facts. Once I had spoken to Dr Jeff Meldrum, it was clear that these were indeed not founded in evidence, just theories built from ‘encounters’, cases of mistaken identity in photographic evidence and amplified psychological states and processes.

At the moment, the only thing I can accept as fact is that there is a species of bipedal primate – possibly quite large – living in the USA. It has large feet, long arms, big eyes and they build nests like Gorillas. Hiding is their instinct. They are possibly very curious and feel the need to cautiously inspect human activity when it is out of place. They may throw rocks, gain proximity or exhibit other similar behaviours in order to intimidate and defend their territory.

From what I have seen, those are the only things I can conclude. These simplistic conclusions are founded in hard evidence.

And for the record, I personally hate the names Sasquatch and Bigfoot. They’ve been tainted as ridiculous fictional creatures with no evidential basis.

Here I am back in Australia. It’s a cold winter morning and the sun hasn’t made it’s way through the clouds and rain. This tall black coffee, most unlike my normal choice, is a liquid memoir of the past month.

Actually, I’ve been home in the Northern Beaches of Sydney for 6 days now. Jetlag beaten, I decide to address the question that I’ve merely being answering with “just read my blog, I’ll post a conclusion soon.” I see a lot of people in my day to day life, sometimes hundreds in a day. So you’ll probably forgive me for not wanting to personally account the experiences I’ve had.

“Did you find him?” You said to me. I answered with hesitation; “…N…Yes”, and probably changed the subject or walked away. I despise the fact that if I choose to answer the truth, it requires an in depth explanation to preserve my psychological reputation. Besides, with all due respect, you asked the wrong question in the first place. Please ask, “Did you find the cryptozoological species that has so long been dismissed as a myth and cast waves of taboo over pop culture for the past century but may very well exist?

Well, the answer to that question is

“Yes”

“Did you see it!?”

“Technically, No”

“Oh..”

At least that’s how the short response goes. Then occasionally I’ll find myself lured into a full explanation of my stance; usually to someone who is showing traces of doubt or skepticism.

That begins a little like this;

We captured footage of them. Twice. On thermal cameras. Both times we know it wasn’t one of us, or any other humans. Further analysis revealed anatomical and behavioural differences from humans, consistent with every other valid sighting.

I saw mind-shocking photographs unreleased to the public eye, displaying these primates in candid everyday behaviours.

They’re not a mythological being. They’re a normal species of animal. They’re just another primate.

I saw hundreds of perfectly consistent foot, butt, knuckle and body plaster casts of these primates. Again, unavailable to the public eye.

These points, supported by the detailed stories I deliver, has left almost every skeptical friend of mine convinced of their existence. This has made me realise how important personal trust is when it comes to this subject. Because my friends and colleagues know me, they know I’m telling the truth and trust me. They know how skeptical/objective I was before I left and they know I wouldn’t have easily budged – I’m quite stubborn. I won’t have this luxury when the film is presented.

We are entering the post production phase of the film, apart from a few minor pickup shoots we expect to come up. So far we have shot over 90 hours of footage, so this project is going to be a mammoth to complete. We expect to release the film in early 2012.

I haven’t gone into too much detail in this entry, but hopefully this will answer most of your questions. Any further information you want from my trip can be found in my previous blog posts which cover the entire trip, if you can be bothered. Oh, and to answer another question:

It was unbelievable.

I had a lot of fun.

I would do it again – I think.

It was a surreal experience.

I saw a lot of incredible country.

Bigfoot is real

Bottom Line: I Use Logic

Posted: June 4, 2012 in Uncategorized
I want to introduce and acknowledge Alex Midnight Walker Munoz. In this piece he posted to a Bigfoot group page on face-book  so eloquently and I’ve felt this exact way a lot of times  so I’m posting it here with his permission… couldn’t have said it better myself !

  • It seems like all things bigfoot tend to take their course in polarized views. Blogs are no exception to that fact. I’ve observed several blogs over the years and most inevitably fall victims to bigfoot-rock-star-ism (and the wood ape stupidity that comes with it), bigfootforums mentality (I’ve never seen a bigfoot but I can tell you why you’re wrong…and oh btw crazy too) or just plain fizzle due to lack of content (let’s face it…we all have to make a living at our own jobs). While I enjoy reading what other researchers do, it takes time to sort through their material or even track it. I also don’t have all the time to be visiting the plethora of blogs that exist on this subject although there are some good ones.

    Most recently (last year), I was relegated to visiting a blog “aggregator” that I had encouraged early on to capture the local researchers. I had told him that no one was doing that and he should do it. Most suffered from the sicknesses mentioned above including wedging their noses up MM, Meldrum and all the other rock star’s buttocks, while not considering the folks that were up close and personal with the subject at hand through their intent focus in the field. Anyway, that place eventually went the same route as the others. I say hasta la vista because it’s become the bigfootforums crowd that I’ve laughed at for so long. Does bigfoot exist? Can he be captured in a cage? Evidence is demanded and when you present video evidence we’ll call you hoaxer because we know so much. LMAO I have zero tolerance for fools who come out of the wood works and think they can make philosophical logic out of this enigma that proves itself every bit of incredible when you’re actually in the field…as opposed to sitting in your bookstore and philosophizing.

    I am not here to make friends with the aforementioned or the bullshitters (you know who they are). Do I care if anyone in this field takes offense to my statements as it relates to those people? NO! My objective was to find the truth when I spent all those hours in the field, while sacrificing my social life. I was obsessed and passionate about it. I’ve seen these forest people on more occassions than most would accept and with most sightings being large forms in the night that were unmistakable due to their stature. Both myself and my friends who accompany me have captured some excellent intelligence via audio that provides a exceptional purview into the sasquatch world and their actions. These exercises have taught me much more than foolish attempts to video tape them.

    Bottomline, I use logic when I say that sasquatch are people…not because I feel it passionately. NO! I make this statement because of the field evidence and experiences that I have journaled over the years. That field evidence includes having recorded their speech, recorded them in various situations, having conducted various interactive exercises with them in the field and so on. It trumps philosophy, showing my fat face on videos to gain views as I tell you that I am a skunkape expert (never having had an experience) or even being a wildlife or outdoors expert.

    All this said, that explains my passion and why I dislike bigfootforums crowd, as well as blogs that emulate that mentality with people that post along the lines of a bigfootforums poster. They communicate nothing but disinformation on this subject and call the people that I know in the woods some very derogatory terms. I would rather follow experienced sasquatch researchers (experiencers) that are in the field and ultimately corroborating the same type of results that I and many others with actual field experience have gotten. I look forward to finally reading an informative and more substantive blog that may even aggregate other like-minded blogs’ content in a partnership approach. Thanks to J.P. Smith (talent writer) and Freeman Young (experienced researcher) for having taken on that endeavor and I will personally support them for my own selfish reasons of wanting to find QUALITY content on this subject at one location. Alex MW

      • Thank you Alex…We at TREEPEEKERS agree and back you up 110% !

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Posted: February 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

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