Saturday, December 15, 2012

Bigfoot and The Big Reveal



Can you sense it? The tide of media attention toward our favorite Crypid is rising. Is a revelation in the world of Cryptozoology and Bigfoot near?
In the past 60 days nearly every major news organization has posted a story, from ABC's post about the new Provo, Utah footage to Time magazine's coverage of Barnes and Meldrum's Falcon Project.  On top of this, cable networks are inundating their schedules with shows like 'Bigfootville', and Spike TV's $10 Million Bigfoot 'bounty', encapsulated in ten, one hour episodes is the largest cash prize offer in TV history.
Is it just a slow fall news season of is there something in the wind?
On CBS' Sunday Morning, they aired a story about Loren Coleman and his work at Cryptomundo.
It's a typical light-hearted fluff piece, but it better than a lot of other BF stories, with a more in depth interview where Coleman offers this quote about the Patterson/Gimlin film:
"This is the gold standard, sort of the Zapruder film of cryptozoology"
With stories like Finding Bigfoot’s  Nov. 11th show on Animal Planet to Fox News coverage of the Penn State Winnebago wrecker, Bigfoot as a Crypto-Celebrity has never been more in demand.
But are modern news stories about the terrifically stealthy, legendary entity really any more useful than the offbeat, paranormal section on the history of Bigfoot information? Famed Seer Edgar Cayce, who pronosticated about many curious subjects once proclaimed from a hypnotic trance that "soul-entities" on earth had intercourse with animals to produce giants which were as much as twelve feet tall. Cayce claimed to be able to access the 'Akashic record' and through 'deep trance meditation, he revealed the following:
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Q: There are legends concerning a creature known as "Sasquatch" or "Bigfoot". Over the years attempts have been made to document its existence in North America. Does such a creature exist and if so, what is it?

A:We would find this as a remnant of those ancient times in which there was a combination of humanoid and animalistic, brute strength beings combined. This particular hairy being, man-like, exists and roams the planet, with a high degree of intelligence. It is not a caveman reincarnated, but is an animal in a sense that gorillas and larger, similar species would possess. However, this one is more like Man because of its genetic bearing. Does live in small groups and lives in different parts of the world. It is a remnant of those ancient times of the Atlantean, who possessed such beasts of burden. We would find that much evidence has been gained from the same. The bodies upon death are dismembered and disposed of in such a way that there is no trace, because it was the original process of disposing of all dead things. Now in that of the environment in which they exist, it is hostile and they are part of the food chain; however to the question, it appears that they are in various aspects of the world, closely aligned species, able to travel great distances because of their large size. They do not stay in a designated area, but tend to roam large distances, usually as a nocturnal being itself. They originated as a part of "The Things" that were to be utilized to carry out chores. They would emanate from that part of the world that would be known as Atlantis when the continent broke into the 5 islands; they seem to have dispersed to the four corners of the world themselves as they were taken northeast to Europe, east and southeast to what would be India, the Pyrenees and Africa, into Egypt you see. And also that that would be to South America, that of Chile, and we would find also here to the Americas which there would be the regions of Georgia, and North Carolina, and they migrated inwardly. As there was the fluctuation further of the world, then they would have moved further North, in Europe to the mountain ranges themselves. They live somewhat in environments that would suit bears- wooded marshy areas… but go to the high ground in cold weather.

Q: What is the life span of these creatures?
A: It would appear to be somewhere between 125 and 140 years, about 10 times the age at which they enter reproductive capability.
For those who have not figured it out yet from the title or content of this blog,  I am a adherent to the paranormal explanations for Sasquatch’s existence, and in particular, I have zeroed in on one particularly extreme reach to encompass the entire story. The origin, the history, the where, when and why of Bigfoot’s life in the human experience is STILL best explained by the “Law of One” and the channeled information compiled by Don Elkins, Carla Rueckert and her husband Jim McCarty. In their incredible work, we have the whole enchilada layed out for easy digestion.
I urge anyone who is interested in the mystery to read up on ‘The Ra Material’, in whole or just on the BF parts, it’s satisfying, as long as you are not confined to a hard science explanation. The best part, in my mind, is that we are offered the opportunity to find the evidence.
The link below has the pertinent information, excerpted after.
http://www.lawofone.info/results.php?c=Earth+History&su=Maldek%2FBigfoot
In an explanation of why no BF bones have been found, we have the answer from ‘The Law of One’ transcript:
‘You may suggest that exploration of the caves which underlie some of the western coastal mountain regions of your continent will one day offer such remains. They will not be generally understood if this culture survives in its present form long enough in your time measurement for this probability/possibility vortex to occur.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Explaining Bigfoot to a Scientist


Driving home last night with the wife, we were listening to a scientist on a popular radio show as he fielded a call from a listener.
The caller asked the preeminent Astrophysicist (paraphrased here), ‘Dr. _______ given that we agree that there is enough chemistry floating around in all of our multiple universes to ensure that other life forms are not only possible but likely, at what point in your estimation does intelligent design become impossible to ignore?
The Scientist replied that he has spent many hours arguing with people who came from the intelligent design camp and no longer wished to do so, and at this he went to the next caller.
I thought: This situation, where those who believe that Extra-terrestrial entities exist and those who do not is tiresome.  People in the naysayer group basically clam up when it comes to any further discussion about Ancient Aliens, UFOs, Abduction phenomenon and all of the attendant information that goes with it.  I will include that Bigfoot/Sasquatch falls into the same chasm of stonewall vs. reasonable investigation, for reasons I will list later, but the overall issue here is:
We have an interesting mystery.
It does not seem to be nearing a resolution as to it’s nature.
Hard Science allows for only solid, tangible, repeatable evidence.
But witness testimony, along with solid scientific investigation is still not allowable.
So the stalemate continues.

But I also think that we have individuals involved in the equation who work at keeping the mystery unsolved. In that respect, it’s reasonable to assume that full disclosure would be counterproductive to the betterment of Bigfoot as well. If a government official, say, from the U.S. Forest Service released a memo something like this:

What do you suppose would happen?   Would campers politely heed the advice and steer clear of any Sasquatches. Would they simply report a sighting to a Ranger and then go back to their campfire for hotdogs and s'mores?   No, I don't think so.

It's far more likely that word would get out quickly of a 'Bigfoot hotspot' and the area would be inundated overnight with researchers, TV news people, hunters and simple nutjobs seeking fame.  The loser in the scenario is Mr. (and Mrs.) Sasquatch.

So at this point, I have made a case for the reason why the mysteries of Aliens, Abductions, Cattle Mutilations, Bigfoot might be kept secret.  For anyone who seeks the truth for themselves, we are still mostly on our own.

But we have some good help.

In the arena of E.T. there is much that has been done that has furthered our understanding of the who, what, where and why of Alien involvement in human affairs.

Dr. John Mack, Budd Hopkins, Dr. David Jacobs and Jacques Vallee, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Dr. Leo Sprinkle, Linda Moulton Howe, and a number of other very smart, accredited and credible, thorough individuals have laid the groundwork and hypothesis for a solid understanding of the story.
And it is reasonable to accept that Aliens (as an incomplete moniker) are here, have been here, are interacting with humans in various ways. This is the strange part, however. Even though the  work of the aforementioned, including many hours of hypnotherapy, repeatable witness testimony, the recovery of implanted devices, as well as radiological event site samples should conclude that there is a real phenomenon going on, because the mainstream media does not funnel it into the homes of the average earth citizen as a news flash, it does not exist.

My point in reiterating all of this is that we have a connection here that makes much more sense once the puzzle pieces, however intangible, are put together.


If we accept that Aliens exist, then we are faced with rewriting a great deal of history for the common people, but it is necessary to do so if we seek the truth. And strange part of this summation is that so many of us have been brainwashed by various traditional text books, teaching curriculums and religious doctrines that anything that comes along to challenge it is instantly blown off.  Why?
Why is it so hard to believe that other life forms, much more advanced that ourselves, might have been involved in the human story, any more than the concept of an invisible, benevolent (and sometimes malevolent) God who sees everything we do all of the time?

I submit the following quote by Dr. John Mack:
‘UFO abductions are not a rare phenomenon and have been estimated to have occurred to three-million Americans. There is a remarkably precise correspondence to the reports. Abductees exhibit relatively little psychopathology. The author uses a combination of hypnosis and a breathing technique as treatment in helping the abductees confront and move through the terrifying memories of the experiences. Abduction events and descriptions of aliens are relatively uniform. There is both subtle and highly robust physical evidence (underline mine) that accompanies some of the abductions. The aftermaths of these events are usually highly traumatic. But in processing these terrors, abductees are often able to find these events a source of transformation, in connecting them beyond themselves." From The UFO Abduction Phenomenon: What Does it Mean for the Transformation of Human Consciousness? by John E. Mack, M.D.

What is your summation of the paranormal hypotheses being used to help explain the existence of Bigfoot?

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Flesh and Blood vs. Thought Forms



The following report was posted at the BFRO recently and deserves scrutiny:

Large man-like figure seen in the trees while training at Fort A.P. Hill VA.
YEAR: 2008
SEASON: Fall
MONTH: November
DATE: 15
STATE: Virginia
COUNTY: Caroline County
LOCATION DETAILS: Military Installation, during a training operation no one outside of the military had access to this location.
NEAREST TOWN: Fort A.P. Hill VA
NEAREST ROAD: Route 1
OBSERVED: This report was originally submitted by email and later investigated by telephone.

"I am a former United States Marine who in 2008 had a very
compelling sighting of what can only be discribed as a Bigfoot. I am
willing to tell my story once I am contacted and also I have two other
US Marines that saw the same being. I can assure you that I am 100
percent honest with what I saw and that I can provide proof of my
credentials and location."
ALSO NOTICED: All of the witnesses including myself said that the being had been in the trees over top of us and it was dead quite just before and during the sighting.
OTHER WITNESSES: Yes two other witnesses also where US Marines. We were on watch at the same time during a training operation.
OTHER STORIES: NO.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was very dark that particular night, it had been cold.
ENVIRONMENT: Heavy wooded, plenty of water sources, food source,
wild life, and lots of changes in elevation.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator D.K.:
After a lengthy phone conversation with the witness, the following information may be added to his report:

-The witness was an active duty Marine stationed with his unit at Quantico Marine base.

-During a 2008 training event, his unit flew by helicopter into the training ranges of Fort A. P. Hill near Bowling Green, Virginia.

-After disembarking and maneuvering through the training ranges, his unit set up a bivouac to sleep for the night.

-While pulling guard duty, with two other Marines, between 2 and 4 a.m., the witness looked up from his seated position on the ground and saw a large human shape standing in the trees above him.

-He estimates the figure was 30 feet from him, and above him on a 45 degree angle. Its body was heavily built and the total body height was between 7 and 8 feet. It was silhouetted against the starlit sky and stood out clearly.

-It appeared to be holding onto the trees with long outstretched arms, but he could not make out what its feet were resting upon.

-The Marine blinked his eyes to test and clear his vision, the figure remained. He blinked his eyes a second time and then saw the figure move silently from one large tree to the next.

-He blinked his eyes a third time, and the figure vanished from sight.

-In the morning, the Marine made no mention of his observation during the unit's meeting before moving out. Unbidden, the second Marine who'd been on watch, at a location removed from the witness, asked if anyone had seen something in the trees the night before.

-The third Marine responded in the affirmative, and described a large man-like figure moving silently through the trees above the unit's position. He too was observing from a position apart from the first two men on guard.

-In discussion afterward, the three Marines came to the conclusion that they had all seen the same figure, high above their posts, traversing silently through the old growth trees and circling their unit's position.

-Since this event, the first witness has been honorably discharged from the Corp, the second is deployed to Afghanistan and unavailable for comment, and the third has fallen out of contact.
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Like the previous post on this page, I read the sighting report and felt that the general theme of the story was too strange to chalk up to a giant North American Ape.
Firstly, the witnesses could be called ‘trained observers’ from a military standpoint, as they were ‘on watch’ during a training exercise. That there were not just one, but three independent observers lends credence to the story (albeit credence that should be vetted by further contact with all three people).
The first of the main sticking points that seems to fly in the face of the ‘flesh and blooders’is that this entity was so CLOSE to them, and yet never made a sound as it moved. To give the reader some perspective on distances, the main observer stated that the ‘being’ he saw was approximately  ’30 feet away’.
Thirty feet is the distance of about two car lengths. And even if this witness was off by 15 feet, the distance of THREE car lengths (aprox. 45 to 50 feet) is still quite close.
Given that this entity was above the witnesses, at a 45 degree angle, in a very dark, heavily forested area, there is certainly room for error in a physical account, but the aspect of complete silence is very strange, when an 8 foot tall, several hundred pound animal moving from tree to tree, at a distance of only thirty feet SHOULD make at least a little noise.
Finally, the second ‘high strangeness’ point that this entity vanished literally in the blink of an eye gives support to the idea that these Marines did not see a real, live throwback to human ancestry hanging in the canopy above them, but that the entity was far more ethereal, either existing as a spectral ‘thought form’ or as an interdimensional being, either of which is posited in ‘The Law of One’ material.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Bigfoot Bothered by Bullets?


Cruising the BFRO for any new reports today, I found the following story.
Read it and my comments will follow:

YEAR: 2009
SEASON: Fall
STATE: Illinois
COUNTY: Jefferson County
NEAREST TOWN: Bonnie
NEAREST ROAD: I-57

OBSERVED: I have saw what I would call a big foot three times. The first time it was in the fall of 2010. It was late at night. I woke up by my dogs barking. I got up to see what was going on. Thru the screen door I could see a large dark figure walking across my pasture going to my barn. I went back to my bed room and got a gun. I stepped out the door. The creature was a few feet from my barn and I noticed its head was level with the bottom of the roof of my barn. It was very large. I fired one shot in the air to try to scare it off. It didn't phase it. I then opened fire. It took off running across the pasture running thru 3 strands of wire. One of my dogs took off after it and I followed. I shot 14 40 cal. bullets toward this creature and it didn't slow it down. It disappeared into the corn behind my house. I had goats in the barn. Twice in the fall of 2011 I saw it walking across the field once in the field behind my house once in front. Both time going south to north.
ALSO NOTICED: I didn't hear anything then but a couple times at night I have heard strange noises coming from the woods

OTHER WITNESSES: First time my wife. She was sleeping before.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 1-2 a.m. and dusk
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The BFRO is run by a number of administrators who work at maintaining a non-biased, hard evidence oriented format.  It’s a good idea, as flights of fancy in regard to the mystery of Bigfoot’s true nature get out of control quite quickly.  That said, when I cruise the sight, I look for the stranger aspects of these stories, because I’m quite certain that a number of the submissions they get are not included due to the ‘iffy’ feel they might impart.
Also, I might go further and suggest that some reports could even be edited to make them usable, when in fact they may have included paranormal aspects. This is impossible to prove, unless someone inside the BFRO admits it and backs that up with proof, but in the big picture this is unimportant. We believe what we wish to believe.
One initial aspect that I found to be troubling was the mindset of the witness. He hears a noise, sees 'a large dark figure', he retrieves his gun and just fires at it without any attempt at contact or identification. The warning shot was his one act of kindness in the situation, and the suggestion that he was protecting his goats was his motivation. Weak.

I am waiting for the news report that somebody from this area has shot a man who had wandered onto his property, thinking it was Bigfoot.

The even stranger thing about the report above of course is that this witness states that he shot at the creature ’14 times’ with ‘.40 cal’ rounds. The witness expresses surprise that the creature ‘didn’t slow down’. We could surmise that he simply missed his target, or that he is lying altogether, but if he isn’t lying, it would also seem unlikely that not one of his 14 shots made contact.

A .40 caliber bullet is a very serious bit of ammunition,  and without invoking all the minutia of caliber sizes, it is safe to say that if a bullet of this magnitude impacted a human, even in the enviroment of a dark, night time location, it would alter that humans behavior markedly.  My point in all of this is that the story is reflective of other stories of Bigfoot not being fazed by gunfire. In all of my years of reading about this stuff, I can remember maybe one or two stories that indicated a Sasquatch reacted to being shot.

What might this prove? It proves nothing except perhaps that Bigfoot is not bothered by bullets because he is not a flesh and blood creature. The witness did not state whether he looked for blood, hair or other evidence the next day. This exclusion is suspect too. But my main goal with the blog post is to suggest that these creatures are not simply a Great mutant Ape hybrid, but a complicated combination of types, including interdimensional and even a sort of Spirit animal.

Before the reader dismisses those explanations, it is important to consider the work of George Knapp and Colm Kelleher at the Skinwalker Ranch, where the investigative reporter and authors witnessed and wrote about the very similar incidents of large anomalous animals being shot at close range with high caliber ammunition without suffering any consequences.

See the link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinwalker_Ranch

Monday, June 18, 2012

Nuclear Bigfoot


It is reasonable to say that a number of advances in science were the result of happenstance.

The work of predecessors, good timing and the occasional happy accident account for a number of the greatest accomplishments in human history.

The great Astronomer Galileo Galilei did not invent the telescope that brought him fame, as he merely modified the instrument that was previously invented by Dutch/German lensmaker Hans Lippershey.

And the atomic age was launched by the accidental discovery of X-rays by Roentgen in 1895, to be followed two years later by Becquerel accidentally discovering radioactivity. Then the Curies discovered two radioactive decay products of uranium when they were actually seeking ‘natural' radioactive elements such as uranium and thorium. Roentgen was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901 and Becquerel shared the same Prize with the Curies two years later.

Marie Curie did not attain full recognition for her work until the death of her husband Pierre in a carriage accident, after which she became the first woman to become a professor at the prestigious Sorbonne. Curie died at 66 due to aplastic anemia, brought on by the effects of ionizing radiation in the isotopes she carried around in test tubes in her apron.

German physicist and founder of Quantum Theory, Max Planck wrote, (paraphrased) "Truth never triumphs—its opponents just die out, science advances one funeral at a time." The meaning here is that if the intellectual climate changes for the better it will be because it changes what subjects and methods young people think are interesting.
For myself, in rereading the Law of One transcripts, I am reminded of the passage regarding nuclear war. Though the wording of the section (9:17) states the actual term ‘war’, I cannot help but to consider the implications of nuclear radiation on this planet’s inhabitants regardless of where it originates from.

What I mean is, when Ra talks about how Bigfoot, in it’s 2nd density, is designed (my word) to remain here after a nuclear war, they state that it is because their bodies can withstand the effects of radiation.
The Ra Material was transcribed in 1984 by James McCarthy, 'downloaded' persay, as channeled information from spiritual entities directly to humans Don Elkins and Carla Rueckert.

I find it curious that the Ra Material included the references to Bigfoot and his apparent ability to withstand radioativity being published a few years after the Three Mile Island Nuclear meltdown, when protests were at their peak. But nevertheless, the transcripts are compelling in tone, and the phenomenonon of channeling itself is fascinating. 


What purpose might the channelers have in including this sort of information? I will now repost the Law of One information pertaining to that segment:

9.17 Questioner: Is there any particular race of people on our planet now who were incarnated here from second density?

Ra: I am Ra. There are no second-density consciousness complexes here on your sphere at this time. However, there are two races which use the second-density form. One is the entities of the planetary sphere you call Maldek. These entities are working their understanding complexes through a series of what you would call karmic restitutions. They dwell within your deeper underground passageways and are known to you as “Bigfoot.”

The other race is that being offered a dwelling in this density by guardians who wish to give the mind/body/spirit complexes of those who are of this density at this time appropriately engineered physical vehicles, as you would call these chemical complexes, in the event that there is what you call nuclear war.

9.18 Questioner: I didn’t understand what these vehicles or beings were for that were appropriate in the event of nuclear war.

Ra: I am Ra. These are beings which exist as instinctual second-density beings which are being held in reserve to form what you would call a gene pool in case these body complexes are needed. These body complexes are greatly able to withstand the rigors of radiation which the body complexes you now inhabit could not do.

9.19 Questioner: Where are these body complexes located?

Ra: I am Ra. These body complexes of the second race dwell in uninhabited deep forest. There are many in various places over the surface of your planet.

9.20 Questioner: Are they Bigfoot-type creatures?

Ra: This is correct although we would not call these Bigfoot, as they are scarce and are very able to escape detection. The first race is less able to be aware of proximity of other mind/body/spirit complexes, but these beings are very able to escape due to their technological understandings before their incarnations here. These entities of the glowing eyes are those most familiar to your peoples.

9.21 Questioner: Then there are two different types of Bigfoot. Correct?

Ra: I am Ra. This will be the final question.
There are three types of Bigfoot, if you will accept that vibratory sound complex used for three such different races of mind/body/spirit complexes. The first two we have described.
The third is a thought-form.

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So, to paraphrase, the upshot of this is that Bigfoot was created by 'Guardians' who fear the decimation of humanity, but who cannot prevent it from happening. These Guardians 'engineered' Bigfoot to basically start over again to repopulate the planet as it seethes with radioactivity.

Talk about a dismal scenario.

Free will is not looking like such a great idea at this point, so I'm holding out some hope for those stories about UFOs buzzing nuclear silos and shutting down missles by remote.   If our 'Space Brothers' cannot solve all of our stupidly created problems, maybe they can at least slow down our demise.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

High Strangeness: The Wildest Bigfoot Theories


At the risk of alienating even more followers of Bigfoot Theory, I will list a few of the most extreme explanations for the hairy hominid, in order of strange to strangest.
 Anyone who is a staunch ‘flesh and blood’ advocate will likely just skip over this chapter in the saga, and perhaps even a few of the ‘extranormal/spiritual’ camp will give these suppositions short shrift as well, but until Bigfoot is fully explained, tagged, categorized, and/or listed in 'Who's Who', all available, pertinent information should at least be given a quick perusal.
We can absorb fairly easily the ideas of a simple ghostly version of Sasquatch. Native American/First Nations peoples have a long history of the spiritual, animistic Gods who rule their world and the stories are well documented.  
From a neat sci-fi oriented site called io9.com:
‘In an early issue of the Bigfoot newsletter The Track Record, Gayle Highpine surveyed the various attitudes of North American tribes toward Bigfoot. Lakota, Dakota and Ojibway consider him a spirit guide and harbinger who brings "signs or messages that there is a need to change, a need to cleanse." One Dakota tribe member told a local newspaper, "They exist in another dimension from us, but can appear in this dimension whenever they have a reason to."
Highpine also alludes to a common Bigfoot theme – psychic powers:
The existence of Bigfoot is taken for granted throughout Native North America, and so are his powerful psychic abilities. [Native elders] say that Bigfoot knows when humans are searching for him and that he chooses when and to whom to make an appearance, and that his psychic powers account for his ability to elude the white man's efforts to capture him or hunt him down.
In the 2002 documentary Bigfootville, Native Americans in Oklahoma claimed that Bigfoot could be standing right in front of you, but he could make you not see him with his "magic hypnosis powers."

Bigfoot is an Alien
In a 1997 interview with Big Foot Encounters (Thank you Bobbie Short) comes the following story about a rural Seattle man's experience:
'Under hypnosis he told of watching two UFOnauts descend from beneath a huge hovering disk-shaped UFO and walk casually into the woods followed by a tall, hair-covered ape-like creature that seemed subservient to them. For weeks preceding the experience the witness said he was often roused at night by a loud whirring noise that originated in the sky above trees near his home. Neighbors also heard the sound which was recorded on tape, and in one of the recordings a high-pitched wailing cry can be heard behind the drone of the sound-maker.'

Bigfoot is a Demon/Shapeshifter

Looking at the basic, known parameters, it is arguable that Bigfoot could indeed be some kind of fallen angel.
He smells of sulfur, he has red glowing eyes, he strikes not just fear into witness/observers, but abject terror. He can run like a gazelle, scale impossible inclines and also just vanish instantly. He has the hellish scream of a woman in terrific pain.
His physical profile includes monstrous proportion compared to humans and a decidedly shaggy, goat-like exterior. Some reports include longish canine-like teeth and claws, and his demeanor during encounters is anything but friendly.
My own brother suggested (after reading 'Hunt for the Skinwalker') that due to a increasingly thinner veil between dimensions, humans will begin to encounter more and more demonic type beings, ranging from flying humanoids to inexplicable lifeforms, including Bigfoots who shape-shift, Bigfoots with wings, cat heads, missing body parts and even those wearing odd garments or carrying wands or tools. Talk about weird...this is the stuff.
But this catch-all explanation also allows fairies, goblins, ghosts and giants, so I think we're too far into folk tales and legends. We need to pare down the answer a bit more.
And too, Bigfoot does not seem to have a decided agenda, with no reports of deal-making, deal-breaking or other deceptions usually ascribed to tricksters like Beelzebub.
So for now, we have delineated the base, negative outline, we can ascertain that at least Bigfoot is probably not a Lutheran or Baptist, (although we cannot rule out Mormon yet.)



Bigfoot is Cain


From ourbigfoot.com:
'The Journal of Mormon History published an investigation into stories suggesting that the Bigfoot creatures are actually Cain from the bible, who murdered Adam and Eve's other son, Abel.
The article was written by Matthew Bowman who cited a manuscript dating back to 1919.  The manuscript tells of a missionary being attacked by a "huge hairy creature" whom the missionary drove off in the name of Christ!  This event brought up a discussion at the time between missionaries concerning another story from famed Mormon missionary, David W. Patten, who had also encountered a Bigfoot in Tennessee.  Patten described the Bigfoot as having no clothes, hairy and dark.  Patten further explained in his story from 1835, that the Bigfoot wanders the Earth, has no home, is very miserable,unable to die, and seeks the souls of lost men. In Patten's story, he
says he rebuked the beast in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and told him to leave.
So, the Bigfoot departed.  Uh-huh.

The article about these two past events by author Bowman, seems to tie some folklore together into a neat little package for the Mormon church to discuss and sort of wrap together.  You see, the other piece to this puzzle is that Mormon doctrine has taught that God punished Cain's ancestors and as part of their punishment the "mark of Cain" or "black skin" was given to them.  These racists teachings could be rectified, albeit crazily, if the Mormon church changes their teachings to say that the "black skin" is really the dark, Bigfoot creature's hairy hide.  Upon hearing this, apparently The Museum of Hoaxes suggested jokingly, "If Bigfoot is Cain, maybe Nessie is really the snake from the
Garden of Eden."

Mitt Romney said 'Bigfoot is a hoax'
# Steven Says:
February 12th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

Ahem!!!! I would just like to clear the air on the statement that bigfoot is a descendant of cain. May I remind you that after Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel there appeared in the Biblical text a man named Noah. In Noah’s day the earth was flooded wiping out all except 7 and these seven were Noah’s family. Therefore, unless Noah gathered a male and female bigfoot (Given Cain’s character I find this highly unlikely) or unless bigfoot can tread water for 40 days and 40 nights, it is impossible for Bigfoot to be a descendant of Cain. As you can see the theory that bigfoot is Cain is purely the figment of an ignorant mind much like many of the “Revelations” Joseph Smith and later leaders had.

Except for one thing: Remember, Cain 'cannot die'...which must mean, he's a helluva swimmer. sar
Bigfoot is from Another Planet
Nephilim, the Ra Material and

Bigfoot is a Cyborg/Robot/Supersoldier

This is my favorite take on the mystery for the sheer bizarreness. To suspect that the giant creature is not only NOT human, but that he was manufactured, with tubes, gears, pumps and circuitry, to mimic NOT a human, but a cross between a human and an ape, is so rich with strangeness that it should only be a matter of time before it becomes a tv or movie plot. Of course, this has already happened, and in the third season of ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’, an action drama featuring a cybernetic human that aired in the United States in the mid 1970s, Bigfoot was introduced as a fearsome nemesis for the hero, Steve Austin, who after a fierce log throwing battle and wrestling match (along with a foot chase at automotive speed) became further twisted by the discovery by Steve, after tearing off the Giant’s arm, that Bigfoot was not just a big ape, but a robot not terribly unlike Steve himself.  The irony is delicious. And story gets better when Steve tracks the Bigfoot to a cave where we learn he is captured by a group of aliens. These aliens had created the Bigfoot to protect them as they plundered the planet for jewels and precious metals.
We have to wonder: Where did the script writers get this bizarre idea?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sasquatch Around the World

It is an arguable idea that paranormal anecdotes or witness accounts might be affected by regional cultures, and when all the reports of strange phenomena are examined from all places on the planet, the effect of each region's bias becomes evident. One example is in Jacques Vallee's excellent book 'Dimensions - Alien Contact', in which he documents a number of stories of 'flying refridgerators' that terrorize the residents of deep, rural Brazil.  Nowhere else in the world, to my understanding, has this been reported in this same set of descriptives. 


Another case is the Alien encounter that happened in Voronezh, Russia in 1989, when a strange craft landed in a schoolyard and as witnessed by numerous school children and some adults, a couple of very tall, three-eyed creatures with tiny heads emerged and zapped a young boy with a (claw-held) laser wand, who then disappeared, reappearing later, apparently unharmed.  There is another report of a similar creature, (The Pascagoula Case) but not exactly the same type of critter. So for some reason, where a paranormal event happens has some bearing on the details of what these entities look like.



In the case listed below, we have the cultural bias of a soldier who lives in rural Russia. His experience is marked by the unusual inclusion of a bigfoot who can 'fly'.

 As if it wasn't already strange enough:

Chelyabinsk Oblast, east of Central Ural Mountains, Russia - January 1997 - 08:00 a.m.-09:00 a.m.

A soldier of a local military unit, a cook at the radar post deep in the dense forest had gone to the perimeter fence of his unit in order to obtain some firewood from logs already prepared and positioned near the fence; he needed to prepare dinner for the company. The time was a little bit after breakfast. The weather was good and frosty with lots of snow on the ground and a good clear day. Suddenly he saw two hairy humanoids, one about 2.2m in height, the second about 1.7m. Both were covered in dense fur kind of dirty red in color. The soldier thought that the taller entity was a female and the second shorter one probably a child.




 Both entities had penetrated inside the perimeter of the unit possibly attracted by the smell of the kitchen area. The witness was carrying an axe and for some strange reason was not afraid only curious and walked towards the creatures in an attempt to obtain a better look. But amazingly he wasn’t able to approach the pair, since both constantly seemed to move ahead of him, he couldn’t make up any ground between them so he increased his pace but at the same time the entities increased theirs moving quickly away from him. Finally, moving faster and faster the entities jumped up into the air and momentarily the witness thought that the perimeter fence would hinder their escape, but to his amazement he saw how both of the hairy humanoids simply zoomed into the air and levitated over the fence.

 The humanoids then flew away and vanished above the tall pine trees in the forest which surrounded the military installation. The witness then stopped his pursuit, returned back to the fence and saw two tracks of footprints which were left on the snow. The layer of snow was thick and strong, evidently the tall hairy humanoid was very heavy. However the footprints seemed to become dimmer and less deep as they neared the fence, indicating that the humanoids apparently began ascending into the air. Other soldiers reported seeing the footprints but were reluctant to report it to their commanding officer.

Source: Vladimir P. Boyko, Simferopol UFO Research Crimea Ukraine

Batsquatch Lives....or Not

 My brother and I have had a number of discussions about assorted paranormal entities, from Bigfoot to Shadow People, Aliens to Demons and Angels, etc…and the one concept we agreed on that helps to explain the origins of all the previously mentioned is that they may be interdimensional.
Thumbing through George Knapp’s ‘Skinwalker’ stories, Knapp touches on the idea when he describes both a Bigfoot type creature and a very large, strange looking Wolf that seemed to come out of nowhere.
Nowhere indeed, and this describes a parallel universe, or at least some other level of existence that these weirdies might come from, traipsing through a portal of a temporal nature to scare the bejeezus out anyone unfortunate enough to see it.

One such report comes from my own backyard.

It’s a special story because I’ve never heard one exactly like it, and for that reason alone it should be suspected of being a false, hoaxed story. But the details are so well described that it’s still worth reading.
Batsquatch, a new sort of critter of apparent, very mixed parentage was seen April 23, 1994, by one Brian Canfield, who was driving his truck just outside of Buckley, Washington in the foothills near Mt. Rainier. Canfield described the thing he almost hit with his vehicle as a nine-foot-tall "Bigfoot-type creature," with blue-tinted fur, wings, tufted ears, bird-like claw feet, and a face like a wolf but without fangs, although its white teeth were very visible. The creature's eyes "were yellow and shaped like a piece of pie with pupils like a half- moon."

Now this is a description worthy of picture. And here it is:



Batsquatch Says: 'PICK UP YOUR GARBAGE...or I WILL EAT YOUR LIVER.'
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Nice, huh? Look at the build on this guy. He looks like Batman and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s love child, after he fell into a vat of blueberry yogurt, and he’s clearly not happy about it.
Where did Batsquatch come from (and perhaps more importantly, where might he be going?).
My brother and I think that the ‘veil’ between dimensions is not just a bit ‘thin’ in some places, but is becoming thinner in many places, possibly as a result of the over-burgeoning human population and our proclivity for screwing up the planet.



This theory explains the plethora of ‘Alien Messages’ about this very subject, going as far back as ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ (‘Earthman, your planet will be reduced to a burning cinder unless you change your ways.’), as well as numerous Bigfoot contactees who report the same message, also from your standard, average old Angelic messengers.




With a thinning veil between our world and whatever world these oddballs come from, we should expect more and more of these reports, and though it hasn’t stopped me from driving a big gas-guzzler SUV yet, I do think more about my carbon footprint and try to recycle stuff. It’s a start, and maybe if Batsquatch could just come on TV to make a few public appearances, more people would get on the enviromental bandwagon, in a hurry.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Protecting Bigfoot


The thing that strikes me when I think about the overall, big picture in Bigfoot research is, how will we think of Bigfoot in five, ten and twenty years in the future.  This wonderful cryptid creature is unlikely to go away, seeing as how reports go back to the time of the first humans who occupied these land masses, so it seems certain that there will be more reports, encounters and interactions in the future, providing humans do not completely drive Sasquatches into extinction.
This is not an idle threat.  Us naked apes seem to have a penchant for killing off other lifeforms, from the Dodo Bird, the Great Auk and the Moa to Tortoises, Lemurs and certain species of Hipopottamus, human habitation is basically bad for other most other species. Researching this online, I found the following (in paraphrase):

'In fact, it is supposed by scientists that in the Americas, large animal extinctions reached 80% by the time of human occupation. Based on other studies done by The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), human induced extinctions are not necessarily a new phenomena.  However, extinction by humans today is becoming much more rapid.
Overharvesting, pollution, habitat destruction, introduction of new predators and food competitors, overhunting, and other influences. Explosive, unsustainable human population growth is an essential cause of the extinction crisis. According to the IUCN, 784 extinctions have been recorded since the year 1500 (to the year 2004), the arbitrary date selected to define "modern" extinctions, with many more likely to have gone unnoticed (several species have also been listed as extinct since the 2004 date).
The rapid loss of species today is estimated by some experts to be between 100 and 1,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate, while others estimate rates as high as 1,000-11,000 times higher.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature declared the Western Black Rhino officially extinct this year. The Northern White Rhino, also from Africa, may be on its way out as well, and the last Javan Rhino in Vietnam may be gone for good.

Rhinos are not carnivores, but in addition to being valued for their horns, they are large and can be dangerous if they are frightened or challenged. Thus, it stands to reason that if humans primarily cause the current extinctions of megafauna, then they may have caused past extinctions as well. That could help explain the plethora of legends, found in all cultures, of heroes killing dragons, which, ostensibly were dinosaurs in many cases.
Why did the dinosaurs go extinct? One very likely factor—among others, such as climate changes after the Flood—is the same reason the black rhinoceros and so many other megafauna have died out: People moved in and eliminated them.'
It is sad to contemplate that humans might drive Bigfoot into extinction before we ever really know them. So I like to imagine that we could coexist with our hairy, wild cousins in the same way we coexist with other protected species.
Bighorn Sheep, Right Whales and Wolverines are among the fully protected wildlife species, but in terms of primates, Great apes, six of the Hominidae species of great apes, all are endangered. The only animal in the Homonidae family that isn't an endangered species is humans. More research reveals:
'Asia's two species of great ape are orangutans. The Sumatran orangutan, numbering around 6,600 individuals, is the most endangered ape in the world.
The Cross River Gorilla subspecies began a sharp decline 200 years ago when hunters acquired guns. Some bushmeat hunting still continues, endangering the group's survival. Rapid cutting of the remaining forest for agriculture also poses a major threat.
In Africa, lowland gorillas are critically endangered, particularly Cross River gorillas, one of two subspecies of lowland gorillas. As well, populations of Africa's other three ape species – chimpanzee, eastern or mountain gorilla, and bonobo or gracile chimpanzee – are all endangered and declining.
As "Flagship Species" and our closest living relatives, nonhuman primates are important to the health of their surrounding ecosystems. Through the dispersal of seeds and other interactions with their environments, primates help support a wide range of plant and animal life that make up the Earth's forests.
The 2004-2006 list focuses on the severity of the overall threat rather than mere numbers. Some on the list, such as the Sumatran orangutan, still number in the low thousands but are disappearing at a faster rate than other primates. '

The concept of providing Endangered Species protections for a species of wildlife that has not been conclusively proven to exist is too rife with slipperyness for me at this point. My hope for the future assumes that this will be achieved however, so I will conclude this post with the following report I found today on the BFRO site. The end of the story of Bigfoot/Human coexistence has yet to be written, but the end of the story below sounds good to me:


'I saw Bigfoot from the chest up just below my house, it was in a wooded ravine below my house. This was on June 4th, 2011. It arrived there with a great deal of crashing and breaking down of trees. I was looking to see what was coming when it stood up and looked at me. It had greyish brown long hair, particularly over the face, wide set eyes, ears on the sides of the head, and a huge chest and shoulders. It looked at me for maybe 1 minute, then went back down into the ravine. Later that day it was making lots of sounds, like low grunts, my friend heard this as well.

After that, it stayed in the Cuyahoga Valley area all summer, and I would often hear it calling, smashing rocks together, knocking on trees, and one day it sneezed a lot.

Another day in September my cousin was using my large tractor to mow under the trees behind my house, and as I walked to my car from behind my house, I heard a terrific crash to my right, and there it was again, it had knocked over a tree and then I saw it run back into the ravine.

I did not see any tracks, because since I knew it was down in the ravine most of the time I left it alone.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Old Man of the Crater

I first saw this story as an excerpt on one of Regan Lee's excellent paranormal sites, 'Frame 352'. (paranormalbigfoot.blogspot.com)

The excerpt was short, but so tantalizing insofar as it appears to be a very detailed descriptive of a highly strange bigfoot encounter in the year 1895 on the summit of Mt. Rainier.  What follows is the entire account, as written by Major E.S. Ingraham, an educator and well-known mountaineer who helped to establish the park itself.

I found the the story in full in the book 'The Challenge of Rainier' by Dee Molenaar.



The Old Man of The Crater
Major E.S. Ingraham
1895

While my companion and I were exploring the steam-caves at the time of my second visit to the crater of Mt. Rainier, I noticed peculiar marks and scratching on the floor of the cave. In some places the ground appeared as though it had been the scene of a conflict between some maddened beasts, so extensive was the disturbance. In other places there were depressions that might have been made by some flat-footed animal pawing in the earth. My curiosity was deeply excited. The lower we descended into the cave, the more frequent by less marked became those scratching. As the sunlight from without became dim, I noticed peculiar, soft glow in the atmosphere of the cave, hardly perceptible, that might have been produced by either light or heat, but it was probably brought about by the presence of some force more subtle than either.  I also felt a peculiar sensation of the body, such as the pole of an electrical machine slightly charged. Whether my companion noticed these startling phenomena I do not know. If he did, he like myself, remained silent upon the subject.  The situation was extremely interesting to one of a scientific mind and invited investigation; but I suggested to my companion a return to the outer world. Within my own mind I had decided to revisit the cave alone later.


Late at night, when my three bed-fellows were sound asleep, I cautiously crawled from under the scanty covering and was soon in the cave again. While it was intensely dark within and cold without, the warmth of the steam-cave soon restored my benumbed body to an unusual degree of comfort and my sleepy senses resumed and unwonted activity. Slowly groping my way along the floor of the cave I was soon within the influence of the mysterious glow I had noticed upon my first descent. The situation was weird and startling. Midnight in a crater!
The vaulted sky above you the only familiar object, with the hot rocks ans hissing steam around you suggesting what once was and what may be again; to leave my sleeping companions and the last familiar object, to descend toward the source of the heat and steam, to go down, down toward the earth's hot interior, all tended to try my nerves and fill my mind with strange forebodings.



While my prudence and caution would be me return to my companions and leave the mysteries of the cave unsolved, I still cautiously groped my way onward. The sense of feeling became strangely acute. I could readily keep in the center of the cave by extending my hand to either side and noting change of temperature caused by the adjacent ice walls. The mysterious influence of a still more mysterious force enabled me to know my surroundings quite distinctly. As before stated, these steam-caves seem to radiate from the center of the crater, a single passage branching into two or more as it nears the rim of the crater. I had reached a point where another passage joined, or more properly separated from the one I was following, when I was startled by a noise, followed by several stones rolling down the tributary passage. Had my companion of the first visit noticed the mysterious things I had, and was he like myself, seeking to discover thier cause? I quickly stepped within a recess the wall of ice on my left and awaited developments.

I had not long to wait, for almost immediatly there came, now rolling, now making an attempt to crawl, a figure of strange and grotesque appearance, down the passage. It stopped within a few feet of me, writhing and floundering very much as a drowing man would do, when drawn from the water he was about to sink for the last time. It's shape was nearer that of a human being than of any other animal. The crown of it's head was pointed, with bristled hair pointing in every direction. The eyeballs were pointed, too; and while they appeared dull and visionless at times, yet there was an occasional flash of light from the points, which increased in frequency and brilliancy as the owner began to revive. The nails of it's fingers and toes were long and pointed and resembled polished steel more than hardened cuticle.


I discovered that the palms of it's hands and the soles of it's feet were hard and calloused. In fact, the whole body, while human in shape, except the pointedness of the parts I have mentioned, seemed very different in character from that of the human species. There was nothing about the mysterious being, however, that would make it possible that it's ancestry of long ages ago might have been human beings like ourselves. Yet by living in different surroundings and under entirely different conditions, many of it's characteristics had changed.

By degrees this strange being began to revive. Gradually an electric glow covered the entire body wiht light-centers at the ends of those pointed nails, the eyes and the top of the head. It seemed to accomplish it's revivification by rubbing it's hands vigorously together. As soon as it was able to stand, it began to rub it's feet rapidly upon the floor of the cave. This increased the glow of it's body and caused the light-centers to shine with increased brilliancy. It seemed to receive some vital fluid from th earth that at once gave new vigor to it's whole system. Involuntarily I imitated it's actions and immediately found myself undergoing a very peculiar sensation. I seemed to be growing in accord with the strange being who then for the first time noticed my presence. He at once redoubled his former movements. He would rub his hands vigorously together and then quickly extend the points of his fingers in my direction when sparks of light would dart therefrom.


Having become deeply interested in this strange exhibition, I went through the same manoeuver with a similar result although apparently in a much lesser degree. The effect was magical! I was becoming en rapport with the Old Man of the Crater! I could see a brilliant point of light gradually forming on the crown of his head. Feeling my own hair beginning to rise, I removed my knit cap and felt my hair bristling upward to a common point. The light from his crown seemed to form an arch above and between us and WE WERE IN COMMUNICATION. There, in that icy passage connecting the unknown interior of this earth with the exterior, by means of a new medium, or rather an old medium newly applied, two intelligent beings of different races were enabled to communicate, imperfectly at first of course, with each other.


For an hour I received impressions from the Old Man of the Crater. It is a strange story I got from him. While the time was comparatively short, yet what he told me, not by voice or look, but by a subtle agency not known or understood by me, would fill a volume of many pages. Finally expressing doubt at what he communicated, he commanded me to follow him. I had anticipated such a demand and was ready to resist it. So when he turned to descend, to the hot interior of the earth as I verily believe, by a superhuman effort I broke the spell and hastened upward and back to my sleeping companions.


This is no myth. The old man told me of his abode in the interior, of another race to which he belonged and the traditions of that race; of convulsions and changes on the earth long, long ago; of the gradual contraction of a belt of matter around the earth until it touched the surface hemming in many of the inhabitants and drowning the remainder, and of the survival of a single pair. All was shut out and the atmosphere became changed. Gradually this remaining pair was enabled to conform to the new order of things and became the parents of a race which for want of a better name I will call Sub-Rainians. This old man of the Crater had wandered far away from the abode of his race in his desire to explore. Far away from my home we had met, each out of his usual sphere.
Source: Dennett, Preston, FATE Magazine May 2001, Early American Mountain Bigfoot: An Explorer's Account of Sasquatch on Mount Rainier.




Friday, January 6, 2012

The Urban Bigfoot

Near our home in Auburn, Washington there is a small community park and green space wedged in between an industrial park and a housing development with a swampy lake right in the center. It comprises perhaps about 15 acres total, with a lovely one mile walking trail that threads it’s way behind World Vision headquarters and Devry College. We like to walk whenever we can find time, so this is the easy place to go, load the dogs into the van and enjoy the mile of sylvan peace. Once underway and into the heart of this small wood, we lose sight of other human occupation quickly and we soak up the ambience of moss and bracken fern, the softness of cedar needle duff underfoot. It smells nice. At the halfway point there is a swale with a tiny seasonal creek. Muddy on its sides, the boot prints of walkers are evident but a splintered half log spans the trickling creek just enough to cross it without getting mucky. Just twenty steps past this water course is a large cedar stump with a curious image burned into its face. I spotted it the very first time we walked this trail and nearly spit out my gum with the wonderful absurdity of its proximity to the city and this well used walking path. I had to snap the photo above using my cell phone. The photo is not altered or re-touched, other than a tad of sharpening I did with my computer software. On close inspection, it becomes clear that the image was not done by humans, but is most likely the result a common lightning strike on the formerly estimable Red Cedar tree. Other trees in this area show similar effects of lightning strikes, the bolt striking in the upper foliage and exiting near the base, but none are so abundantly reminiscent of a recognizable form. Because this island of greenery is landlocked by heavy human occupation, a sighting or encounter with a real bipedal hairy humanoid like Bigfoot is pretty much a non-starter. But reports of Bigfoot in urban and even suburban environs do exist.

Below is one example I culled from the BFRO:

Report # 28743

Nursing home employee observes large upright figure near dumpster This sighting occurred in King County, WA. January 23, 2011 I work as a Medications Technician at a nursing home inside of King County, WA. Our building lays on a big lot which has a grassed area in front of it that has different dips and small hills. I was coming back from a resident's room when out the window, I saw a figure underneath one of our parking lights. We have racoons, cats, and sometimes big dogs rolling through this area a lot, so I paid no attention to it (as I was on the 2nd floor, it didn't look as big from down-wind towards the lighted area). I went back to my office, and then walked to the lobby of our place (which looks out towards XX Avenue, across the grass lot), and I saw a giant figure walking around our dumpster, and then tumble away from the dumpster to the right, across the grass lot next to our wooden fence.

The figure seemed to be a head and a half taller than the fence around the dumpster (not the wooden one), and it ran awkwardly. Like it's legs weren't fully developed or something. I ran out the double doors to see if I can see anything, and all I heard was a loud grunt, and the figure was gone (out of sight).
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Another example of a possible urban Bigfoot that I found on a blog called 'Sasquatch City' The story of a city dweller named Ben, as related by the author of the blog and excerpted here: Ben was getting worried now that the bus was so late and his cell phone might die any minute. “I thought, some crazy homeless guy isn’t going to mess with me,” Ben remembers. Ben rose to his feet and let loose a string of profanities and threats at the dweller in the alley.

The figure didn’t move and Ben was starting to think he had succeeded in intimidating him until it replied with it’s own warning. “It was half a grunt and half a snort,” Ben tells me, “but the thing that scared me was how loud it was. I thought, this dude’s got a pair of lungs on him.” Ben was now the one feeling intimidated and he decided it was time to try to get a cab. His phone was on its last legs and Ben started dialing. The phone beeped and blinked and died in his hand. Ben looked back to the alley only to see a small object whizzing through the air toward him. “I jumped and screamed like a girl and jumped,” Ben remembers. “Only because I was surprised.” It hit the sidewalk to his right and Ben saw a fist-sized river rock like the ones that filled the planters that decorated the downtown plazas. Ben jumped again when another rock landed to his left. “I was really freaked out at first,” Ben recalls. “But then I realized that he wasn’t aiming at me, he was trying to scare me. Well, it worked.” Ben started backing up the street, hoping to find a taxi as soon as possible. He heard the figure grunt again and what Ben saw next made him run. “Turns out, this dude wasn’t even standing in front of the dumpster,” Ben tells me. “He was sitting.” The figure rose up and it towered over the dumpster. “Nine feet easy,” Ben tells me. The figure turned away and began walking down the alley. By the faint light, Ben could begin to make out the dark hair that covered its body and the astounding proportions of its frame. “I thought, dude’s wearing a fur coat,” Ben tells me. Ben heard a car behind him and turned to see a taxi coming up the block. He flagged it down and looked once last time down the alley.

As the creature walked away with a strangely graceful gait, it turned to look back at Ben and Ben saw a face that looked like a man’s but could never be described as human. “It was just like that old Bigfoot film they always show,” Ben recalls. “Although this one was a lot skinnier.” Ben took the taxi home and the next day off from work. He never waited for the bus again, but he always wondered if he did indeed have an encounter with the Bigfoot of legend.
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One more post I just found on the BFRO caught my eye because of how the witness viewed the Bigfoot:

NEAREST TOWN: Port Angeles
NEAREST ROAD: Mt Pleasant Rd
OBSERVED: Fall 1983

My four friends and I were playing Chinese jump rope in their yard late one afternoon, just before evening. My neighbor owned somewhere around 100 acres across the street and the five acre parcel we were playing on. He owned a herd of buffalo and for some reason had one young buffalo alone on this parcel. As my friends and I were playing, the buffalo caught our attention as it came running across the property. I remember we all looked up at it and wondered why it could have acted so spooked.


We went back to playing and a bit later one of my friends, the only boy, exclaimed “Did you guys see that? There was a tall black thing on two legs that just jumped across the creek.” We all looked out into the field, but did not see anything. The rest of us told him to quite messing around, but he insisted he was serious. We dismissed his claims and continued our game. Since it wasn’t my turn, I kept scanning the field wondering what the boy may have seen. I noticed a black stump under a tree, which I could not recall being there before. I kept looking at it thinking is that a stump or something else? The shape looked like a tall black figure standing upright, leaning forward with very long arms down to its knees. The head was turned looking directly at us. However it was so still I thought it had to be a burnt stump. I felt it was looking directly at me but it did not move at all. I kept my eyes fixed on it, but turned my head to make it look like I wasn’t watching it. Immediately it began to run across the field. It ran on two legs, had very long swinging arms and a flat face. It was very tall and covered in black hair. I yelled and everyone turned and started screaming. Upon hearing our screams, it turned to look at us and immediately turned its direction and ran back up into the woods. We were all very scared and ran into the house.
My friend’s dad believed us as he said he had seen a bigfoot when they had lived in Moses Lake, WA.
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One more new report just filed with Lon Strickler on his very excellent 'Phantoms and Monsters' blog. 



'Hey - I wanted to tell you a story that happened to me this pass week. I walk my dog everyday on a nature trail. I'm located south of New Orleans. I'd like to be anonymous but here goes.

I was walking her a few nights ago probably around 7 at night and when we made the turn she started growling which for my dog is unusual. So I turned on my flash light and there digging in a trash can was this big dark brown colored thing. Now these trash cans are hooked above ground - about 4 and a half feet above ground - and they are wide enough that I can fit my whole body in. I'm 6'1" 260 pounds and this thing was about my height maybe slightly taller but was wide. His head and part of his shoulder was in but what freaked me out came next when my dog barked he looked at us and it had the face of what I can say was gorilla like. His eye shine was red in my mag lite and the smell was like a stinkbug and rotten eggs. He was probably no less than 20 - 30 feet from me and when he ran off his speed was incredible. No way anyone in a suit playing games can move like this. It was like once he wanted to leave he was gone, I mean I cant even try to estimate his speed even if I wanted. I had my pistol and I fired 2 rounds into the ground just to make noise because I was freaked at this point.

I have never heard of anyone claiming to see something like this before. I'm from a small town so I guess if they did they probably wont say anything so not to be made fun of or labeled as crazy. The next day I went back and seen the trash bag messed up and seen they had Popeye's biscuits and some other fast food in the can so I am going to go get some more fast food put it in the garbage cans and stake out with a bud of mine and see if I can get any evidence. I gotta see this again. It was life changing for me. I can't get the face and broadness of the shoulders of this thing out of my head since it happened but I have to say I seen a Bigfoot. But on TV I seen people say these things are 8 to 9 feet tall but the one I seen was probably and a half tops but wide broad line backer like.

If you ever heard of anyone from southern Louisiana report anything like this please write me back. I heard stories of the Honey Island Swamp Monster but that is in the Slidell area. Thanks.'
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So, as the encroachment of humans onto wild areas increases, it seems safe to say that like any wild animal, Bigfoot will also manifest in urban environments.
As bears, raccoons, foxes and coyotes may seek food sources in less than wild places,  why not our friend the Sasquatch? 

It is sad to contemplate, however, that like the Brown Bear who ravages garbage dumps in Yellowstone, this magnificent personage who may be more closely related to current humans than any other animal, should be reduced to this sort of foraging.   It's no less de-humanizing than the plight of the very poor people in other parts of the world who are forced to do the same, and at risk of upsetting any who read this, I suggest that, humans, animals and Bigfoot alike, we are all suffering from overpopulation.











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