Tag Archives: field research

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.

The most thorough field report I’ve ever seen… and a word about asshats.

Holy Cow! :D OB member Nancy just sent in her field report from her and Bill’s latest outing to the Shasta/Trinity area and boy, was it a doozy. Uploaded today are 16 pages worth of detailed field notes, 45 sound files and over 130 photographs of tracks and other evidence. This is, by far, the most detailed research report I’ve ever seen. Kudos, Nancy, to you for your dedication and incredible thoroughness! You are an amazing woman and a credit to our field!

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.

Local encounters – new research area

I’m living in Douglas County now, in a small cabin in the Umpqua river valley. We’re surrounded by mountains.

I grew up here and have spent countless hours roaming the woods on this side of the river. There are very few Bigfoot reports from over here, which is strange, because you can’t throw a stick without hitting viable habitat for a Sasquatch. I always just figured that, for one reason or another, the creatures simply didn’t find this area much to their liking.

A new way to find Bigfoot?

Sure. If scientists would believe their own data and start to take the subject seriously.

Autumn’s commentary below… in bold.

Read this one and weep.

Bigfoot’s favorite haunts revealed

London, July 7 : A team of scientists has applied ecological niche modelling to predict the mythical Bigfoot’s favorite haunts in the United States.

Conservation biologists often need to predict where rare species are capable of living – for selecting the best site for a national park, for example, or forecasting how badly a species’ range will suffer as the climate changes in the future.