Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bigfoot and The Gov'mint

A couple of thoughts that I've had recently regarding the whole enchilada. One is that I am happy to go into the woods and look for signs of Bigfoot, even see one personally, BUT...I would not do it alone and I don't wish to do it at night. To date I've done two overnight trips and, of course, saw and heard nothing important, so, the thing is, if you do see a huge hairy bipedal Man-Ape and nobody is with you, you're basically just another crazy person. And if you see one at night, it's far too difficult with the technology we have to ascertain unequivocally whether you saw a Bigfoot or if it was just a bear or tree stump on a windy night. Naysayers, I hear you out there. "He's a'skirred!'
And you would be right. Hell, how many Sasquatch witness accounts involving abject terror do you need to read to believe it's a likely outcome. I get the heebie jeebies anytime I'm camping at night, and bears DO exist and citing behavioral patterns where they 'always avoid humans' doesn't help me. So, I'm ready to go camping nearly anywhere, even at night, but I will be with friends, a big campfire, music and libations. I'm not going to lay on the ground alone in the Nordegg Wilderness like Les Stroud and 'make myself vunerable' like he does. Dude has balls, no doubt about that. This stated, the other thought that occurs to me is that as a fully developed high order primate myself, I have the capability and right to be anywhere on the planet I wish to go. It may be arguable at to whether humans are smarter than the Sasquatch people (they do, ostensibly sync perfectly with the natural world with no need for the trappings that humans require), but dammit, why should I kowtow to Bigfoot anymore than I do to bears. Out in the deep woods, many of us carry firearms for protection as we hunt, trap, fish, harvest trees or just plain go camping. Sasquatch may live there, and we can be respectful of them and their habitat, but we all live on the same planet and we're going to have to get along, so...make way Big Ones, the little ones are here to stay. Think about those two statements and let me know what you think.
'You wanna dance, tough guy!...Bring it!'
Now, on to another topic. The Gov'mint. Those bastards, those nameless, faceless authoritarians who rule our legal lives are up to something in regard to their knowledge of Sasquatch. The reasons range from, 'Sasquatches should be protected and left alone as undiscovered branch of the human family' and 'If they acknowledge Bigfoot existences, public lands would become overrun with Peta members, tree huggers other protectionist activists who would force the gov'mint to run developers and loggers out,' and finally to 'Bigfoot is an alien, we can't have humans mucking around with them because it might expose our dark plan to turn them loose en masse to depopulate the planet, ala 'Planet of the Apes II'. What evidence do we have for Governmental involvement and coverup? The most frequently cited examples are the 1999 Battle Mountain Fire Story, which author Thom Powell broke and which is a wonderful mix of caring humans tending to a badly burned BF who they find along with the Goverment interference in hiding that same creature in a lab on a college campus for further study before release. The other story, and one that I somehow missed until yesterday is the one listed below. Read it and I will comment at the bottom. Note: stolen from Bigfoot Evidence' site: 'It has been years since the story broke and still no one has come forward to claim it actually happened-- until now. Running a Bigfoot blog, we get some strange emails every once in a while. This morning, we received an email from someone who claims to be a former National Guardsman, saying he was there and he saw the Bigfoots. This person gives a detail account of the experience that he and four other guardsmen had with the creature and all were told to keep quiet about it. We know how much some people like to pull our leg, so, as always, we'll let you be the judge: Dear Shawn: I was reading some of the stories about Mt. Saint Helen on the message boards and wanted to share this one. I only ask that you withhold my name. I was a National Guardsman at the Mount Saint Helen site and this is the first time I have ever spoken about what I saw firsthand. I lived in Spokane, Washington and was 24 at the time this all took place. I have read some of the other stories and they only tell part of the story. I was placed on a special cleanup crew farther up the mountain. A large tent was set up and it was be guarded by armed soldiers who were not part of the guard. There were numerous soldiers on the scene that were not members of the guard. We were given a briefing by soldier who said that “after he spoke to us, we would forget about him and what he said at the end of the mission”. This was strange as we never dealt with anything before. Myself and four other guardsmen were told to follow a group of soldiers and not to speak to each other and to remain very quiet overall. We were told to get into a jeep and wait. We sat in the jeep for maybe a half hour. Eventually another jeep arrived carrying a civilian and another member of the military. The civilian was brought into the tent and he emerged a few minutes later followed by a large hairy creature. It looked like a large man covered in fur and the best way to describe it was like “Beast” from X-Men only brown. The creature looked to have some burns and had a bandage on its arm. At first we were afraid but when it walked by we could see its eyes and it just looked very sad and somber. He climbed into the back of a pickup with the civilian and the two were speaking in a weird language I had never heard. It would cough at times. We followed the truck to different areas. There were 5 total stops. Each time we stopped we were told to follow the civilian and the creature. Each time we followed them to rocky areas where there were caves. The creature would make a sound and then listen. At the first area he made a sound and we all just waited in silence. After a few minutes, the creature looked at the civilian and then at the ground. The civilian at one point touched its shoulder and called for a canteen to give the creature a drink. The same thing happened at the next area but this time there was a response to the sound. After a few minutes two soldiers emerged from the cave carrying a badly burned creature just like the one with the civilian. The creature bent down next to it and looked it over for about five minutes. It then spoke softly with the civilian. It turned and walked back to the truck and we were told to follow as we were walking away we heard a shot and we knew it was one of the soldiers putting the creature out of its misery. There was no response at the third or fourth site but at the fifth there was another return sound to the creature. This time it was different and soldiers carried out a creature with a badly burned left leg. We were then ordered to all help get a very large stretcher from the truck and to help place the creature on it and carry it back to the truck. We then immediately returned to the base camp. The creature was carried into the tent while the other creature and the civilian spoke. We were ordered to stay in the jeep until we were to be debriefed. As the creature turned to walk into the tent it looked at us and made a waving gesture with its hand. We took it as a thank you for what we had done. By the time we were ordered out of the jeep we were all in shock. We were called over to an area to be debriefed and it was just strange. I will never forget what was said because it was just not what was expected. I thought I would hear “You took an oath and now you need to live up to it for your country with a threat also implied. A different high ranking soldier just said “look, do you all really want an explanation? You saw what we were doing. These creatures live in these areas; they mean no harm and want to be left alone. Do you really want to do anything that may cause them trouble? They are like us in a lot of ways. If you need or want to talk about this just wait about 30 years, by that time there will likely be no reason to keep them a secret”. We were then ordered back to the guard camp because “they were breaking it up so nobody saw too much and knew everything that happened”. We did not speak of it and after a few months I just took the attitude that these things live out there and honestly my life is no different because of it. I only bring it up now because people have been writing a lot about MT. Saint Helen and I believe that the whole story should be told. I will also say this. I like to camp and hike and have done so many times throughout the Northwest. Every time I would look for signs of these creatures, tracks, listen for sounds etc. I never saw or heard anything other than what I did that day on Mt. Saint Helen.' Story end.
Ok, so we can choose to believe it or not, and it's even more fantastic than the Battle Mountain story insofar as the creature 'speaks' to the civilian (native american?) in a language both understood. And we would have to assume that the civilian and the Sasquatch must have had some sort of relationship that went back at least long enough for them to learn to communicate. Let's say, five years. So if you have Giant Forest Persons existing with the knowledge and understanding of (at least) the National Guard, is it safe to assume that the Park Service bigwigs know? How about the Dept. of the Interior and the Whitehouse? Rumors have abounded for decades about The Whitehouse and Area 51, and those rumors get more substantiation every couple of years with declassified documents being released. Why hold back on Bigfoot disclosure? Why are Sasquatches different than UFO occupants? That's another question for another blog post, isn't it?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Bigfoot Photos Don't Cut It



As humans, we rely heavily on our visual abilities to make sense of the world, at least initially, and so when an image of something that does not immediately fit in our frame of reference is ejected from our brains as unclassifiable, we begin the search.

The Internet, as an electronic extension of the collective human brain is the first logical place to look.

Tons of people upload photos of stuff they've seen and can't figure out.  Trail/Game cam pictures, summer vacation campground photos, panoramic tourist shots, we are rife with high quality cameras now but we still can't seem to get very good photographs of what many believe is just an oversized forest ape living in the great woods all around us.


                                                          Blobsquatch Number 75634




Why not? What is so hard about obtaining one single, sharp focus, full daylight image of this cryptid animal?



Some say that it's Bigfoots terrific wariness. He (or she) is highly attuned to the presence of a camera (and guns if you prefer) and that his great physical prowess allows him to disappear too quickly.



There is merit in this position, if you have ever tried to take a photo of a wild animal you will understand. Wilderness locations, with big trees, bendy roads and mountainous terrain are not often conducive to obtaining easy imagery with sketchy availability of light and decent unobstructed backgrounds.  Animals by nature tend to blend with they're surroundings, and if we add in the concept that Sasquatches are more nocturnal than diurnal, they have the additional benefit of cover of night to aid in their subterfuge.

So because they may be wary as well as nightowls, we are relegated to trail cams for our best chance at a good picture. Plenty of people use them, with varying degrees of success.



J.Burke attaches his game camera to a tree near a trail on the Olympic Projects land in Port Angeles, Wa.

Sadly, the world of Bigfoot evidence is so bereft of clear VIDEO (as opposed to simple still images) as to make a baby cry.
That said, we DO have the Patterson Gimlin 16mm film
And though it is a treat to see moving images of our favorite prey, in the post 2000 world of computer tech, we can no longer trust ANY thing. Besides the fact that video evidence is not (usually) permissible in a court of law when deciding the outcome of a case, the ability of that 9 year old nephew you forgot you had to manipulate digital images is so advanced now that he can literally make monkeys fly out of you know where.
So, until we have a situation where Mr. Foot finally tires of the rumors and backbiting, the stale peanut butter sandwiches with tracking devices sloppily inserted in them, and he comes out of the forest for a proper press conference, I am afraid we will never really know them.
LOOK!!...it's a Sea Dragon! What? You aren't buying it?...(sorry..my bad).

Ape Canyon 1924 ~ Revisited

I Fought The Apemen of Mt.St.Helens, Wa. -Fred Beck's Story The website Bigfoot Encounters posted this important story,...