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.
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.
Are bigfoot human? Right away the discussion devolves into a different question–what does it take to qualify as human? As much as I’d love to dodge that one, it’s necessary to address it.
Neanderthals are humans, but not our (sub?)species, for example. The characteristics of a group need not apply to all members of a group. For example, we know humans have five fingers on each hand, but being born with six fingers on each hand does not count you out. So to speak.
Let’s just use these criteria below as a starting point. A no for any criterion might disqualify bigfoot from human status. Do sasquatches qualify as humans according to the these?
Animals > mammals > primates of the great ape department probably
Intelligent, as animals go yes
Have opposable thumbs yes
Have a spoken language yes
Use individual names for ourselves unknown
Have spiritual beliefs unknown
Make and use tools and fire unknown
Know of and try to direct the future probably
Different bunches of sasquatches will fall into different classes, it seems likely.
Although this is far from decisive, scientific, or comprehensive, it can be a place to start. We at least know some kinds of things we want to find out about these creatures so we can determine how eventually to classify them.
Here, again, I consider the eternal question, that being what happens to all the bigfoot bodies that should by all rights be lying around in their forest or other habitat? They certainly don’t leave them where we can find them.
Logically, there is a limited number of alternatives. Either they bury them, burn them, eat them, or . . . . what else is there? I have considered the question of whether bigfoot eat their dead here . Dead post.
It is possible they cremate their remains. If they do, they would probably burn them at night to conceal the smoke plume and do so in a place hidden from ordinary view, such as partway into a cave or mine, or a very low and remote spot. We don’t know that they use fire, but they are smart enough to do so. Absence of proof isn’t proof of absence, as they say. Ashes would be easy to dispose of, say to dump into a river or scatter, leaving us clueless as ever.
If they eat them, they may smash and consume even the bone. And in fact, this would fit perfectly into their lifestyle of extreme, compulsive secrecy. We would never know.
If they bury bodies, they probably don’t just dig a hole on a pretty spot and plant their loved one. Their need for secrecy would probably compel them to put large rocks on top of a grave, put graves under very large trees, put bodies in caverns, or otherwise effectively hide corpses. I have heard it suggested that they may put the dead in hollows in trees, but that seems too likely to be discovered, as does putting a body underwater somewhere or in a body of water.
It’s possible that they simply dig a hole that is much deeper than we would expect. Yet, we dig around too much ourselves for such a thing to escape our notice.
One other method of disposing of the dead is practiced by some humans–natural defleshing followed by burial of bones. In Tibet, for example, the dead are disposed of via “sky burial.” Bodies are left for the birds to clean the flesh from, and, after that is accomplished, the bones are buried. It may be that instead of burying them, bones could be smashed to render them unrecognizable.
Comanche Indians used a platform for a version of a sky burial, so this practice is not as foreign as it might at first sound.
Finally and most creepily, the Maori of the Chatham Islands strap some dead to a young tree and over time the tree grows to envelop the body. Bigfoot does not do so that we know of, but it seems like something that would appeal to them, somehow.
It’s my guess that the sasquatches do a little bit of sky burial with an added tree element. I think they put the dead up on platforms built high in trees to be defleshed, up where we won’t see them and higher than we can climb. Then they place the disarticulated bones up among the topmost tree branches. Just a theory, of course.
Now that we have drones, at least some of that will now be easier to investigate.
Think any are squatch-related?
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I realized I had not posted a very interesting picture I took of scratches I suddenly noticed on my bedroom window screen. They are about five feet from ground level.
I think it’s been mostly quiet since the camera was installed. Yea! No interesting pictures, really.
I did remove the motion alarm as I think someone was setting it off as a prank and moving the camera up and down……some pest.
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.
Last night, I believe I heard a threatening growl outside my bedroom window seconds after I turned out the light. Turning off the light seems to be their cue to communicate with me. First time I have heard a growl.
Yesterday was the first time I have been to China Creek Park that I think I have been paralleled.
I think I saw one dash from one hiding spot to another, just out of the corner of my eye. That has never happened before, either.
Yesterday at the park, I heard what sounded like peacocks, but I think I will check out sound files to be sure.
Later edit: I realized that I went to China Creek squatching and then that night got a growl by my window. Well, we all knew they follow you home. But, shit.