We Stand For Sasquatch

I wanted to take a moment, before I begin today’s post, to express gratitude to each of you and thank you for the time you take to read this blog and to offer your thoughtful commentary. I also want to thank everyone who has submitted a “Stand for Sasquatch” profile. It may seem a small thing we’re doing here, but even pebbles make a ripple.

Also, a special thank you to Oregon Bigfoot member Bill O. for your generous donation to The Arbor Day Foundation on behalf of our Stand for Sasquatch awareness campaign. Thanks to you and our other match partners Tom and Sali, you’ve really helped our forest grow. When we stand together, we really can make a difference.

Am I the only one…

…who is disturbed by the increasingly frequent use of the term “squatch”?

It’s important to me to write this post carefully. Words have enormous power. They can be used to inspire, to amuse, to hurt, to heal, to educate. They allow us share ideas and – like it or not – they affect perception. The latter, perhaps, is the biggest reason I cringe every time someone utters the word “squatch”.

A new song about the Wild Man

I have been a fan of Kate Bush since middle school. She is an English singer-songwriter who fashions her music around some pretty bizarre – and cool – subject matter. And now she’s written a song about our favorite barefoot friends.

“Wild Man” lyrics:

They call you an animal, the Kangchenjunga Demon, Wild Man, Metoh-Kangmi.
Lying in my tent, I can hear your cry echoing round the mountainside.
You sound lonely.
While crossing the Lhakpa-La something jumped down from the rocks.
In the remote Garo Hills by Dipu Marak we found footprints in the snow.

We Stand For Sasquatch

Hi, my name is Michael H. and I stand for Sasquatch.

I do believe that there is a species commonly known as Sasquatch. I have no definite proof (yet), but why would it not exist? Because we humans haven’t captured or killed one? Bah, is all I have to say to that. I feel they are much smarter than humans give them credit for. I feel they don’t want to be “found”, why would they? Probably have people trying to convert them or folks probing and poking them to see what they are all about. If they have been a part of the Native Cultures in various places around the globe for thousands of years….that’s good enough for me. I have lived in the Southwest for WAY too long but am going to be an Oregonian soon and hope for the pleasure of catching a glimpse before I leave this world. This photo was taken in Toutle, WA 2 years ago, made of the ash from Mt. Saint Helens. Thanks for the opportunity to share my views.

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.

New Bigfoot Video and Audio


A notable post this morning from Larry Surface on his blog:

“Success at last!! After many months of patient waiting, I caught a Bigfoot on Video! Those who have followed my blog may remember that I said it would be necessary to use moon light without any infrared lighting, well that has been the case.”

Click here to view the video

Also, check out these audio posts:

Two or Three Bigfoots Whooping

and

Two Bigfoot Howling

Larry’s profile states: “My experience was gained by hunting, trapping, farming, and timber cutting. My goal is to prove the existence of Sasquatch so they can have legal protection…”

We Stand for Sasquatch

My name is Sali Sheppard-Wolford and I stand for Sasquatch.

It’s been over thirty years since I stood on a forest path with my daughter, Autumn, and looked into the eyes of a legend. A youngster stood by his side as well.

I have never forgotten the depth of intelligence those eyes held. They were not the eyes of an ape, but the curious, reasoning eyes of a hair covered `man.

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.

We Stand for Sasquatch

My name is Brent B. and I am a member of the Oregon Bigfoot community.

I was born and raised in Florida and split my time living in Florida and northern Georgia. This photo was taken in the Chattahoochee forest near McCaysville, Georgia.

I was an avid hunter in my earlier life and I had several unexplainable “experiences” in the woods that led to my interest in the Big Guys. I feel that they are very intelligent and are related to us. I think they are curious about us but fear us at the same time.

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?

Please Stand For Sasquatch

It has long been the goal of the Oregon Bigfoot community to raise awareness about Sasquatch. However, it has not been our goal to simply raise awareness that Bigfoot exists; the purpose behind this website and everything we do is to attempt to understand who or what they are, to share what information we can as responsibly as we can in order to not compromise them in the process, and to help instill compassion and a desire to truly protect them – from us – in our readers.

A Tribute to Bob Gimlin

 

I first met Bob Gimlin in Willow Creek California in 2003 while filming the Bluff Creek episode of Mysterious Encounters. I was 29.

Bob’s name was one that I’d been familiar with since I was a small child. My passion for checking out bigfoot books from school libraries and bookmobiles (to sidelong glances of amused librarians) – coupled with my own small, secret connection that made the Patterson-Gimlin film extra special to me – made my first meeting with Bob one of the most treasured moments of my life.

“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.

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?