Category Archives: research techniques

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.

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.

Recording Bigfoot Sounds

SOME THOUGHTS ON CALL BLASTING, PROS AND CONS, TECHNIQUES, AND THE LATEST EQUIPMENT

For years now, researchers have been using a technique known as “call blasting” in order to attempt to elicit a vocal response from sasquatches. But is it recommended… or effective?

As far as I’m concerned, the jury’s still out on call blasting, and there many things to consider before you go tromping out into the woods with a ghetto blaster and your favorite tape of bigfoot screams. :)

THE EQUIPMENT

Since the whole idea behind call blasting is to get a response and, hopefully, record it. With that in mind, you’ll need some equipment.