Category Archives: News and Links

Game camera puzzle

I just read an article from the Texas Wood Ape Conservancy that detailed their investigation into whether the cameras make sounds inaudible to us but that bigfoot can hear.

camera test

I am wondering now whether some light emanates from the cameras that bigfoot can see and we cannot.  Next investigation?  What kind of expert would be able to examine the cameras for that issue?  I don’t know, but I am sure the TWAC will be able to tackle it sometime.

Suspicions–Death by Tree?

This death is very suspicious in my opinion.  I did some Googling.http://www.thv11.com/news/local/ark-man-found-dead-with-foot-stuck-in-tree/225027420

and in case that link dies,

BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into the death of an Izard County man.
The body of 27-year-old Weldon G. Speirs II of Horseshoe Bend  was discovered by a family member Sunday morning in a wooded area near Wild Fern Ln, near the border between Baxter County and Izard County off State Highway 5 South.
The victim was suspended upside down in a large cedar tree.  It appeared the victim’s foot had become lodged and tightly stuck in a crevice in the tree, and he had been unable to free himself.
The family of the victim had reported him missing on Friday, May 27 to the Izard County Sheriff’s Office and to Baxter County Sheriff’s Office on May 28.  The victim had been visiting a friend on Wild Fern Ln, and his vehicle was still parked there.  It is not known why he had gone into the woods.
The body of the victim was removed by the Baxter County Coroner’s Office.  The decedent is being sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.  All immediate indications are that the death was accidental.  The investigation will remain open awaiting the results from the autopsy.

The gentleman worked as a first mate on a tugboat.  He was  a young man, fit looking, rather tall,  but he gets his foot stuck in a tree?  Really?

It was a large cedar tree.  Aren’t those trees rather brushy?

He was visiting a friend.  His car was found parked near the friend’s home.  It is not known why he went into the woods.  What time of day did he leave the friend’s home?   Sober? Armed?  Did he own a drone?

It makes sense to put a body in a cedar tree if it’s a brushy specimen because the dense foliage would hide it very well.

There are a lot of bigfoot reports from this area.  I am wondering if this is one of those cases in which sasquatch prey is found up a tree or telephone pole, like in the video of the Big Thicket area camp  that Bob Garrett discovered.

This area is lovely but rugged, a  terrain of hills, creeks, and rivers with big patches of dense forest of mixed deciduous and evergreen trees.  Many springs and caverns dot this part of Arkansas.

Tip of the hat to Gumshoguy on Sasquatch Chronicles forum.

 

Research Expeditions With Bob Garrett and Co.

Most bigfoot aficionados  know that  the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization offers expeditions on which you can find bigfoot for yourself.    BFRO charges up to $500 for a four-day camp-out.

Their experts educate participants about the finer details of sasquatch behavior and so on–including secret knowledge they say you won’t find on the Internet.   I believe campers are asked to sign nondisclosure agreements, at least.

No dogs allowed.  No guns are allowed because sasquatches won’t hurt you.   BFRO expeditions 

However, you may not yet have heard there is a new bigfooter in the expedition business.  Bob Garrett of East Texas and the other researchers on his team just began letting paying customers participate in their trips into the Big Thicket area.

Mr. Garrett has a Youtube page. Youtube channel   He had a blog and, although he no longer maintains it, you can still check it out.   Blog

Bob Garrett used to have a lot more videos up on his Youtube page, but the government ate his Youtube videos and PC files.

I know, but under the circumstances…  I saw those videos before they were expunged.    So.  Just sayin’.

He is under a legal agreement not to post certain materials.  Others, however, are not under such constraints and have posted some of the videos that Bob can’t post now.    

Torn up camp video

daytime

  Break down

To hear a few of Bob’s interviews  click on these links:

 #34

  #132

 #172

  Chattahootchie  

#70

#71

#169

From his voice, I always expect him to look like Festus.  But he doesn’t.  He looks like the guy lower on the ken curtispage.

Their camping trip runs about $500.  There are not many expeditions scheduled yet,  so only a few lucky people may be able to accompany the team in a given year.

Mr. Garrett’s team is vetting customers.   There is a stringent selection process because group safety is a big concern on these expeditions.  There is a safe base camp, but there are no other safety guarantees for participants.

This area is known for more aggressive encounters, which is both thrilling and disturbing.   You cannot predict what a sasquatch might do and this is in Texas, so  you may take along your handgun for protection .   Besides, it’s in the Bill of Rights.

Gun safety concerns are built into the application process.   No drugs or alcohol are permitted.

Government agents of a shady nature have been known to harass the group while they are out in the woods.  Helicopter activity or surprise visits from law enforcement or government types may occur.

bob garrett
Bob Garrett

Members of the Sasquatch Chronicles (paid service  portion) have a forum where this has been discussed.    My blog isn’t read by very many people, so I feel safe in posting contact information for the Garrett team.    I doubt they will be overwhelmed with applications on account of me posting the info.

♦  Call 443-794-7698 and ask for Mo.

While Matt Moneymaker might, on an overcast and moonless night, pass himself off as an expert on the sasquatch, Bob Garrett is the real deal.   He is the Anti-Matt, I reckon.

New Show — Scott Carpenter — Bigfoot Field Journal Webcast

Bigfoot Field Journal Webcast is a new radio program from veteran researcher and  blogger Scott Carpenter.   blog

Scott is a member of NABS (North American Bigfoot Search)  and  works with David Paulides from time to time.   NABS   He contributed to  the Bigfoot DNA project.    His experiences include being zapped and photographing a dogman and he  has been on the TV show “Survivorman.”

In 1972, the sighting of two juvenile hairy bipeds looking at him through a sliding glass door began his interest in bigfoot.   Scott is quite an inventive researcher.  He came up with the clever backward-facing camera  or “backtrail” strategy to capture images of bigfoot –who are most easily seen when they think you’re not looking.

Scott’s  spends much of his research time hiking and investigating in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Scott has a degree in computer science and works  as a systems administrator for a family practice group in a Knoxville suburb.

I just watched his first show.  Is that a big ol’ X behind him at 18:40?  I am disappointed that comments are disabled, but can’t say I blame him.

Bigfoot in the News

Prosecutor wants bigfoot kept out of trial

Bigfoot sighting video

Cliff Barakman

We Obsess?

and from How Stuff Works :  Funding

People Are on the Hunt for Bigfoot. Here’s How They’re Funding It

Looking for a sasquatch costs money, and though some television studios fund shows that hunt the mythical beast, a significant amount of funding comes from private citizens. Nisian Hughes/Getty Images

by Patrick J. Kiger

December 7, 2015

According to a 2014 poll, about 20 percent of Americans believe in the existence of Bigfoot, the hirsute creature who supposedly stands somewhere between seven and 10 feet tall. And a good many of those people seem eager to spend their time tramping around in the woods, in hopes of being the first to bring back the first conclusive, irrefutable proof of the reclusive primate’s existence. Most of those intrepid trackers, sadly, must self-finance their pursuit of zoological immortality.

“People pay out of their own pockets to search for Bigfoot,” says Loren Coleman, author of the 2003 book “Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America,” and director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

“That’s why debunkers use the ridicule factor,” he says, “and call the short-term Bigfoot seekers, ‘weekend warriors’ and ‘six-pack Joes,’ acting like these sincere folks out there looking for Sasquatch are just beer-drinking yahoos — which is not the reality at all.”

Read more at Funding

Links to Websites, Shows, Research

Cream of the crop:

Websites, Youtubers, Research

Thinkerthunker

Timbergiantbigfoot

Rocky Mountain Sasquatch

Robert Dodson

Brandon Garrett

Sasquatch Ontario  This is the guy who records them talking to him.

Scott Carpenter

Stan Courtney

Bigfoot Encounters 

Sasquatch Central

Kryder Exploration

Crypto Four Corners, J.C. Johnson

M.K. Davis

Linda Godfrey

NABS, David Paulides and Canam Missing

Shows

Sasquatch Chronicles

NiteCallers

Bigfoot Crossroads  and Older shows

Bigfoot Tonight  This show discontinued but the archives  hold gems.

Dogman Encounters

Cryptologic

Seth Breedlove bigfoot shows

Groups and Other Sources for Accounts:

Reports from BFRO

BFRO information from Native American sources

Bigfoot encounters site

Oregon Bigfoot

Bigfoot Evidence (lots of rehash)

Kentucky

Cryptomundo archive

Phantoms and Monsters

Gulf Coast

Bigfoot Info

Phantoms and Monsters bigfoot search results

Mike Wooley’s Encounter

shadowlands

articles list

Michigan Sportsman

Interview, Kathy Strain