Monday, December 28, 2009
Guest Editor-Blogger Don Campbell has this to say:
Baiting [Bigfoot]: Part Two, The Untold Story
The second half of the baiting brought me a lot of grief. I spoke about it on Thomas Hughes Sasquatch and Other Cryptids Blogtalk radio show. A couple of his listeners sent him requests for my email, which after consultation I said okay. I wish I hadn't.
One lady turned out to be a represenative of PETA. Then there were a bunch from the ASPCA, followed by a small group of people who were in denial. Lastly, there were the Native Americans.
The PETA lady only heard about my talk in an overheard conversation in a Starbucks. When I informed her it was about bigfoot, she claimed they don't exist and I never heard from her again. The ASPCA people were upset that I was baiting animals to which they got a response that bigfoot has never been scientifically determined to be an animal and quite possibly is a species of hominid. I suggested that they get their facts straight before making false statements. I recommended a number of websites and told them to contact me if they had questions.
The denial people, I just deleted as there is no point arguing an issue that they just don't want to believe.
Lastly, I got some negativity from a group of people who were Native American. These people were a little harder to convince and I had to dredge up history of their own respective tribes. Baiting of wild animals was a common practice prior to 1900 in North America among Indians. Some declared bigfoot/sasquatch to be a God and tried convince me on a religious angle, which ultimately didn't work out.
Some were of the mind that what lives in the forest should stay in the forest and shouldn't be studied. Then how do we as a people know what is there, if accroding to what you say shouldn't be studied?
(A portion of this I left out. I reserve the right to edit.)
I spoke with one woman on the air about this in a subsequent radio show and she couldn't answer my question. Her only response was that she wasn't trained to survive; then don't criticize someone who is curious about the creatures on this planet. Her ideals mean absolutely nothing when reality confronts them. In the end what she was talking about was just a smokescreen.
Bigfoot is an unknown entity and to attempt to learn more about it you have to observe it on a regular basis. Baiting is one of the tools to draw it closer to you. The placement of camera traps is a haphazard method relying more on luck versus the skill of the camera placer. There are a number of problems with the placement: interference by humans who chance upon the camera which may result in theft or damage of the equpment; the rapid growth of vegetation which can obscure the camer's lens; interference by other wildlife such as bears or coyotes; even the interference by bigfoot; malfunction of batteries or of the camer; and lastly, there is nature, itself, which via storms or other types of inclement weather may cause the camera to be destroyed or buried under fallen debris.
If you look back at the discovery of animals you will find that the Komodo dragon was not formally declared a species until the First World War had ended. Even now researchers use tethered goats to attract it. My use of bait seems to be working as my co-researchers have seen a number of bigfoot of various sizes.
As you mentioned, I saw that creature face to face; and then a friend and I saw the pair back in May of 2009, which was followed by the back of a much taller bigfoot later on.
A proper researcher will read other websites and try to glean information which the website's writer thought was insignificant and passed over. I learned about food stuffs ie vegetation that bigfoot ate this way. I then went to websites regarding the plant and checked on its distribution nationwide. If a bigfoot in Oregon is eating a particular plant then it stands to figure that a bigfoot in California will eat it too. If that plant is found near to where you live, there is a chance that bigfoot knows about it; and would make a possible camera trap site.
I would say that there are about 15% who are proper researchers and the rest fall into being made of people who want to see bigfoot like it is a zoo animal or want to kill it for the fame and money which they believe will be the answer to their prayers. You can read in the bigfoot forums about these people who are more excited telling about their new high-powered rifle or pistol then seeing a bigfoot.
You look at gatherings from supposed bigfoot research groups and you will invariably see in their group photographs the assembled people are all wearing weapons and holding beer. Everyone knows that alcohol destroys the senses and coupling that with weapons isn't a good sign.
I pity the hapless bigfoot who accidently stumbles upon one of these inebriated bigfoot research groups. Instead of "Hey look!" he might get a fusillade of gunfire accompanied by screams of "Shoot it! Shot it!"
Guest Editor-Blogger: Washington State Trooper has this to say:
I'm a very active State of Washington Game Trooper. I can guarantee you that anybody that willingly kills a Sasquatch will go directly to jail. Nodoubts about this at all. A lot of us know Sasquatch is a reality, not just your average folklore. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know all the reports people file simply can't be mistakes on all parts. My advice to anybody would be, don't do it!!
Anonymous has this to say about "What Would You do if You Found a Bigfoot Body?"
Yes, I would notify Police, but first I'd call a news station and have pictures taken because I would not trust the police to tell the world it is real.
A Forest Service Employee has this to say about the Sedan Creek fecal sample.
Like I said, no Bigfoot to match it with means no test will identify the scat. Seems to me this needs to change. If we got scat then we've got a living creature that made it. This government needs to get with it.
By the way, the information board at Squaw Lake was planted in five feet of solid concrete, weighing 415 pounds. What ever tore it up must have been immensely strong. Scuttlebutt has it very large footprints were found all over the campground. They have now posted danger signs, do not enter up at the entrance of the road that leads to the lake. Go figure!
Found a Bigfoot Body? What Would You Do?
(From an older "A Matter of Time" newspaper column by Linda Newton-Perry)
D.C. the gentleman I wrote about last week that baited Bigfoot, claims to have seen Bigfoot/Sasquatch several times. One of these times was as near as on the other side of a sliding glass door. In my two favorite Bigfoot books, The Abominable Snowmen, Legend Come to Life, by Ivan T. Sanderson and Tribal Bigfoot by David Paulides, there are sightings too numerous to count.
Two years ago when I started writing this column, I was positive that just any time the animal would be captured, bodily or on film, and the mystery would be over. But, here we are and still no proof. I have enjoyed that people seem to be talking more about the animal than when I first started the column. It seems to me there are more clubs, more celebrations featuring Bigfoot, more books being written, and more TV programs.
So, here is a subject my husband and I often find ourselves talking about; what if we came upon a dead Bigfoot? In the state of Oregon fully loaded log trucks, from before sunrise to after dark, barrel down narrow mountain roads, meeting deadlines and getting in as many runs for the day as possible. It would be easy for these trucks to "clip" a Bigfoot and never know it. All you have to do is notice the dead deer strung along the roadways to be convinced that it could happen.
The 'right" thing to do, I guess, depends on the person that finds the body. Is he interested in making a few dollars, being known as the person that found Bigfoot, or getting a lucrative book deal? Or is he simply interested in proving once and for all the animal exists?
If that is all he cares about, then, he would of course have plenty of money and care not at all for publicity. I guess he would whip out his cell phone and call the local police, stand by the road waving in the direction of the body, when they arrive and then quietly leave the scene, knowing that now the world will know Bigfoot exists.
What would you do if you ran upon a Bigfoot body? What if the idea of making money intrigues you? What if you could darn well use the money?
And what is the right thing to do? Would you get a freezer... Well, anyway, what would you do. Let us know by commenting.
Guest Editor-Blogger Cole Saxton has this to say:
The fecal matter on the Sedan Creek sample is as follows: As per request fecal matter from Dale D. Saxton of Myrtle Point, Oregon was analyzed by HESA Labs of Los Angeles, California. The matter in which stated was analyzed to be of no known animal, that is indigenous to the Pacific Northwest.
The fecal matter included three parts outdoor rodents, two parts soil and five parts water plant which is closest to be of the Rooken plant (Skunk Cabbage). It is our finding that the fecal type is unidentified. The fecal matter is badly degraded, two to three weeks, and this estimated by @Palled Study.