Category Archives: Eyewitness Reports

Big Hairy Anecdotal Evidence

Sasquatches are hairy. Each and every bigfoot book – including those by highly-regarded scientists who’ve entered the fray – tells us  so. There is, however, currently not one shred of falsifiable, scientific proof that it is so. There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest such, but no proof.

Anecdotal evidence is been defined as “non-scientific observations or studies, which do not provide proof but may assist research efforts, usually made by observers who are not scientifically trained”.

We accept the “fact” that Sasquatches are hairy, despite the fact that it is not, in fact, a fact based on any scientific evidence but rather anecdotal evidence.

Between the Lines – Sasquatch Culture: Part Three

Again, this is a continuation of my series on indications of Sasquatch culture in incidental sighting reports of multiple creatures. Aside from long-term witness observations, I feel that these types of reports are our best source of information on how Sasquatches interact amongst themselves. Please read parts one and two for context if you haven’t already.

I will add my comments at the end of each report as I read between the lines with you. My comments will include my own perspective of what I’ve learned from long-term witnesses over the years. As always, your comments are welcomed and encouraged. Please use the comment form at the end of this post.

Between the Lines – Sasquatch Culture: Part Two

This is a continuation of yesterday’s blog post about Sasquatch culture (please read it if you haven’t already, because it sets the context for today’s post).

Again, in this blog series we’re looking into reports of sightings of multiple Sasquatches in my database to see if we can catch glimpses of clues about their culture. I will add my comments at the end of each report as I read between the lines with you. My comments will include my own perspective of what I’ve learned from long-term witnesses over the years. As always, your comments are welcomed and encouraged. Please use the comment form at the end of this post.

Between the Lines – Sasquatch Culture: Part One

Many years ago, I coined the term “long-term witness” to describe those who interact with Sasquatches on a regular basis, either on their own property or at an off-site habituation area. In order to differentiate between these witnesses and those who simply end up having a sighting by being at the right place at the right time, I termed the others “incidental witnesses“.

The Oregon Bigfoot database contains over 2000 reports from across the country, many of them unpublished. Some of them are from long-term witnesses. Most of them detail sightings and encounters by incidental witnesses.

Long-term witness interview uploaded… update on DNA study… and more

Uploaded to the media archives – An audio interview, over 45 minutes in length, with a good friend and long-term witness from Oklahoma. She shares detailed information about her encounters, as well as an audio recording made during a sighting on her property. Audio and images.

Today, I want to talk to you about some things I’ve learned from working with long-term witnesses for over two decades.

Historically, most long-term witnesses have been reluctant to talk publicly about their encounters. Just as incidental witnesses (those who have brief sightings like road crossings) have met with skepticism and ridicule from the public, long-term witnesses have found the bigfoot research community to be equally resistant to accepting their anecdotes. Why?

“It really creeped me out…”

FEATURED OREGON BIGFOOT REPORT #05583

[As always, witness name and contact information is kept confidential]

The following report was submitted to Oregon Bigfoot on 10/17/11. The witness states that his sighting occurred in Macon County, NC, nearest town Highlands, near Highway 64 on August 05, 1995. It was late afternoon, 5 p.m., and the witness was in between Cliffside Recreation Area and Bridal [Veil] Falls. The boulder at the scene was fairly distinct as none of the others were even half its size. There was one witness, 29 years old at the time.