Category Archives: long term witnesses

Psychology in bigfooting – FEAR

There is an adage that comes up regularly in bigfooting… “When you look for bigfoot, you find yourself.” The longer I pursue this subject, the more truth I find in that statement. Human psychology plays a pivotal role in our interaction with this subject. (Once again, I find myself staring at a blinking cursor, trying to figure out how to address a topic that is too complex for a single blog post. This will most likely develop into another one of those multi-part blog series.)

Today, I want to talk about fear.

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.

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?

Bigfoot loves blueberry bagels and other news

There has been a veritable glut of bigfoot-related articles in the news lately. From a Michigan report of a long-term witness feeding a Bigfoot family, to searches for the Yeti and Orang Pendek… here are 20+ recent news items you may have missed.

A Bigfoot family that loves blueberry bagels?

If camera traps don’t prove existence of Bigfoot or Yeti nothing will

Renwar Manitoba Bigfoot Encounter

On the Trail of the Orang Pendek, Sumatra’s Mystery Ape

Orang Pendek Quest Begins in Sumatra

Have We Found Evidence of the Elusive Orang Pendek?

Bigfoot – Myth or Reality?

Return to Valley of the Skookum/Conference Updates


RETURN TO THE VALLEY

In August, Mom and I took a long-awaited trip to Orting. I’d been back several times since we left, but Mom never had. We were finally able to arrange to get everyone together for a reunion 30+ years later. In the members’ media archives, Mom tells the story of our return to the Valley of the Skookum.

(Click here to order a signed copy direct from the author, or you can find it on Amazon.com.)

 

HONOBIA OKLAHOMA BIG FOOT CONFERENCE Sept 30th-Oct 1st

The Earliest Long-Term Witnesses

Hi guys and gals.

First, a personal note: I’ve had some time to step back and deal with some pressing health issues, and I want to thank all of you for your kind words and your patience. Things are better. I’m not out of the woods yet, but my fingers are crossed… which makes typing kind of difficult. :D Regardless, I felt compelled to come back here and offer a few thoughts. I don’t know how often or for how long I’ll be blogging again… time will tell. I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to those of you who’ve offered patience, to the members of the Oregon Bigfoot community who have steadfastly hung in there during these challenging times, to my many friends in the research community, to those who have kept in touch with supportive words and allowed me the time and energy I’ve needed to focus on getting well. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Manufactured evidence…

Is our treatment of witnesses in the research community creating an atmosphere ripe for hoaxing?

At Beachfoot, my good friend Tom Steenburg was giving a presentation that included a portion regarding a certain witness that he felt was a hoaxer. He began telling us how he felt this particular person was manufacturing evidence in order to remain in the witness limelight. He brought our attention to a photograph… one that he thought felt smelled a little fishy. He also claimed that this witness was seen throwing rocks during a research outing and blaming it on Sasquatch.

Life is Like a Box of Chocolate-Covered Ants?

This post really is about Bigfoot research. It just may not be immediately apparent.

Sometimes, things happen in our lives that cause us to stop dead in our tracks and take stock. We come to a crossroads; we get blindsided and end up reevaluating everything. Everything¬†we’ve done, everything we are… and where we’re going from here.

To loosely paraphrase Forrest Gump – Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know which ones will be sweet, and which ones will leave a bad taste in your mouth. (I know that’s not exactly what he said, but it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve misquoted a movie.)