Friday, May 20, 2011

2nd Annual Oregon Sasquatch Symposium

The 2nd Annual Oregon Sasquatch Symposium will be held June 17-19th in the scenic McKenzie National Forest at Camp White Branch.

Accommodations include quaint, rustic cabins located smack dab in the middle of Sasquatch territory. 

I have always said that the Ohio Conference was ideal because of it's location within Salt Fork State park, however, from the pictures I have seen of Camp White Branch, this would be a squatcher's paradise!

There is a main hall and an outdoor amphitheater for the presentations.  Hiking trails and gorgeous scenery is right outside of your cabin door!

I want to go!!!!!! :)

Toby Johnson and his crew put on a magnificent conference last year and I was highly impressed as it was his first!  At the first Oregon Symposium, Scott Nelson revealed his Sasquatch Phoentic Alphabet and Autumn Williams introduced us to Enoch.  What an amazing trip that was.
Tickets and t-shirts are now on sale and Toby has put together several reasonably priced packages.
Please do not miss this opportunity to connect with nature and fellow squatchers!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Yetis in Alaska

-Story taken from the Alaska Dispatch-
Driving up the Alcan Highway through Canada, there is a whole stretch of Canadian towns along the road touting their bigfoot-rich properties, a tourist draw for those who believe in the unsubsantiated animal. Alaska is well-known for its hulking wildlife -- bears, moose, caribou and sea lions are among the biggest draws -- but when it comes to the elusive bigfoot, there seems to be a dearth of sightings for a state so enveloped in the woods that play home to the legendary beast in other parts of the world. Maybe the Bigfoot's northern cousin, the yeti, is a more appropriate fit for Alaska, where half the state hangs above the Arctic Circle.
But recently, YouTube user putua76 posted a shaky video that purports to capture the unconfirmed creature on tape near Ketchikan, Alaska.

The person who filmed the images claims:

"I was on a logging road in Ketchikan hiking with my friend when I saw it! Boy did my heart start racing!! It was about 40 yards from the road! Not sure if it knew I was there or not, because the noise of flowing water from the stream. It seemed to travel fast! It made my hair stand up!! At one point you can see a whitish yellowish thing in it's hand! I believe it was skunk cabbage. Not sure, but it is in bloom.
You see it jump and after that point it just seems to disappear. There was a lot of brush and trees between it and I, I could not tell where it had gone. It was a scary sort of exciting feeling at the same time!! We went to search for tracks but the river bed where we thought it was walking was full of perfect skiping rocks, we found no prints! If there is a BigFoot, Sasquatch, or Kushtaka I swear I saw him!!"

According to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, this would be the first reported sighting of a bigfoot in Ketchikan, although there have been 21 previous sightings in Alaska, eight of which have occurred in Fairbanks or "Southeast Fairbanks."
As with all bigfoot video the creature is hard to see, hidden behind trees and partially or totally obscured, giving just enough evidence for the skeptics to dispute and just enough for the believers to support. So is there a bigfoot in Alaska? We'll leave that up to you.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thermal Footage from the BFRO

Kirk B. (a BFRO investigator from Washington State) brought down his FLIR H-series handheld imager for the 2011 BFRO New Mexico expedition, at a remote hotspot in the mountains outside Los Alamos.
During the trip he recorded footage of what some BFRO members believe is a sasquatch watching the camp at night.

I've had to look at this a few times and to me, it is inconclusive, but I was not there and as most of you know, having the personal experience is half of the proof an individual needs to convince themselves of what they have experienced!

The 2011 New Mexico Expedition folks have agreed to answers question about the trip and the effort via the BFRO's public discussion forum, called the Blue Forum.  Feel free to ask questions there.

The BFRO continues to excel in the field of Bigfoot Research!

And, don't forget to tune into Animal Planet on June 5th at 9 pm for Finding Bigfoot.  James "Bobo" Fay, Cliff Barackman and Matt Moneymaker of the BFRO should be very entertaining to watch.  I know they had a great time filming the series and are excited to share their experiences with us!