Daryle has left a new comment on your post "Guest Editor-Blogger":
(Daryle a BLM employee for 40 years)
It was and is my meaning BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS yes. Thank you for the correction. The best report and physical evidence I personally handled throughout the years was the (Sitkum) report from eastern Coos County. This report was filed in 1993 by a very reputable couple that got very closeup details of the creature.
A camera was used and if my memory serves me right 5 excellent photos were turned over to us. It was my thoughts then and now that no such photos could have been hoaxed. It depicted a very husky apelike creature on a dirt logging trail dragging a fresh killed deer by the horns into the timberline.
The creature in the pictures was male in gender and had a very dark brown coat of hair on it. Very large dark eyes were also apparent. By examination of the treeline we estimated the creature at 9ft 2 inches. Several details clearly showed its face, chest and torso area; its legs were moving in a manor not used by man.
The movements were much like movements that might be made with larger strides on a larger scale.
The report was forwarded along with the pictures to the Portland office. Again like many bigfoot reports this report contained vital evidence that was never filed or cataloged for further investigation. We simply were not allowed to ever catalog these reports and sightings.
Again thanks. It would be great if that couple could share those photos. Were you ever tempted to copy and keep some of these photos, etc.?
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Daryle has left a new comment on your post "Newspaper Column":
Your column is always interesting. Now to the point, people that report bigfoot sightings will continue to be put under a clouded microscope because it's the only way authorities can explain away sightings of these elusive creatures.
During my 40 year career with BLM, we took unknown numbers of sightings but wasn't permitted to enter them in a database. The reason is that until one is examined we can't specify what it might be.
Cougar sightings are different because the animal is accepted in science and has large numbers throughout America.
Between 1965 and 1995, I received over one hundred such sightings with good physical evidence to back up the oral report. [Bigfoot sightings, right?] Still it was never entered into any database because no database exist for the sasquach/bigfoot /wildman as of my retirement.
Thank you for this great comment. It is good to hear from ones that know about these reports and what has been done with them. ... LNP