Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Olympic Project

I was reading the account as told by Derek Randles and being that I have met and I do respect Paul Graves, I am intrigued by this story. I am sharing this story with you and I hope we hear something positive soon.

The Sierra Shooting
This incident occurred in October of 2010 in Northern California. The persons involved will be known as Hunter 1, and Hunter 2. Hunter 1 is the shooter. Hunter 2 was driving the vehicle.

While driving down a dirt road looking for bear, hunter 1 and hunter 2 were noticing large piles of feces along their route. They commented on the amount they were seeing, and at the strange nature of it. They were having a rough time figuring out what was responsible. To big for Cougar, and didn't appear to be bear. It is important to note that they were hunting at considerable elevation. It's also important to note that they were legally hunting, with appropriate bear tags in a legal hunting area.

As the truck came around a corner they both noticed a large hair covered figure standing approx 80 to 100 yards in a meadow off to the side of the road. ( On the Bigfoot forum I previously said it was off to the left, that was my mistake, it was actually off to the right of the road.) The figure was standing on two legs with it's arms above it's head. It took roughly eight to ten steps toward the vehicle. The arms were moving a little either because it was walking, or it was intensionally swaying them. It was dirty grey in color with some black mixed in. The figure was very large. Hunter 1 decided it had to be a bear. It was completely hair covered, and from that distance good definition was impossible. Hunter 1 got out of the truck and leaned against the door aiming his riffle at the figure. He does admit that it looked strange but in his mind it had to be a bear. He did not believe in Bigfoot at that time. Hunter 2 was now looking at the figure and said " I'm not sure that's a bear". The shot was fired hitting it's mark in the chest region. The figure went down. It got back up immediately and started running on two legs, and then on all fours. It went from two legs to four legs a couple of times before it left view. A short time later they were very sure they heard it crash into the brush, although they never did confirm this. They couldn't believe what they were seeing.

They exited the truck and started across the meadow still wondering what just happened. When they reached the spot where it was standing they noticed movement in the nearby brush. Two smaller figures appeared from the brush and started circling around their position. The smaller ones were totally hair covered, but were much more black in color. They would go back and forth from two legs to four. They were exhibiting some type of chatter back and forth to each other. Hunter 1 and Hunter 2 described them as a cross between a gorilla and a bear. They said that they had very large heads, almost too big for their bodies. They also stated that the little ones had a much flatter face than a bear. They spent as much time on two legs as they did on four. The smaller figures began getting closer and closer, at on point, just a few yards. One of them climbed up a small outcrop above hunter 1. Hunter 1 started to get the feeling he might be attacked. He made a quick decision, turned and fired. The figure went down and rolled right down to Hunter 1's location. He lifted it up, and then placed it in the brush. They then decided that they needed to leave, now.

I, Derek Randles was put in touch with the hunters about two weeks later. I interviewed them both by phone extensively, and separately. I found that their story matched perfectly with no inconsistency's. I could also tell that they were natural and not rehearsed. Consequently, I've spent many many hour talking with hunter 1 one about all aspects of the story, and I completely believe him.

I then urged hunter 1 to return to the site and look around for any evidence from the incident. Upon returning they were greeted with roughly two feet of snow. The little one was not found. They concentrated their efforts in the area where they thought they heard the larger one go down. After digging though the snow for many hours they were able to find a piece of flesh, greasy fat and hair, but no body. The flesh and hair matched the color of the larger one exactly. White gray hair with some black in it.

I then asked him to forward a small piece of the flesh to Dr. Ketchum to have it analyzed for the current DNA study she's involved in. I cannot speak to the results at this time due to an NDA I've signed, but I will say that I 100% believe the story. Read into that what you will.

The site has been under snow since last November. Further study of the site is ongoing. To date, no bodies have been recovered or found. If and when a body or remains is discovered, the appropriate authority's will be notified.

The Olympic Project and Dr. Melba Ketchum do not advocate or condone the killing of a Sasquatch to advance science. That being said, if this sample can help with species verification and protection, then some good can come from a unfortunate incident. It's also important to note that this is but one of over a hundred samples the Olympic Project has contributed to this study.

Updates on this story will be available on this web site, and the story in it's entirety will be told by Hunter 1 when the time is right.

Thank You,
Derek Randles.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Squatchy Ohio

This report comes from my dear friend and fellow researcher Bob Durdella.
I have stated before that Bob is very dedicated and professional in his research and I consider him to be one of the best field researchers around! :)
Without any further ado, heeeeeeeere's Bob!
~This is a new structure I found July 8th, 2011 in a park that is only about 3 miles from me. This structure is 300 feet down creek from a TP structure that I found in December of 2008 ( see picture "D"). This TP structure has gone through many changes since I found it... most notable is the entrance way location was changed, many more sticks were added to the outside and a nice big "X" marker was incorporated to the outside of the TP.
I'm not making any claims that these are Squatch made structures but from my observations and experiences in this area over the past 3 years I lean more toward them being Squatch made than human made.
This is a park so there is no hunting allowed ( the Squatches don't know this) and I don't see any evidence around these structures that humans made them such as empty food wrappers, cigarette butts and bottles. I talked to some park personnel about the TP I found in 2008 and they said these things keep on popping up in the same general area. They have knocked down a few of them over the years although the TP structure has been left alone by the park personnel since I found it in 2008.

This park has a good size deer population. The structures are near an area where people are leaving big piles of corn to feed them. Besides the structures being right on a creek there is also a large pond and a marsh that the pond drains into about 1000 feet away. There are resident Bald Eagles in the area and Black Bears are seen from time to time. There are plenty of patches of Black Berries around for the bears and Squatches.
Nothing is occupying the structures during the day so it is my guess these may be used as deer hunting blinds at night if they are made by the local Squatches.

Over the last three years within a couple mile radius of these structures I've found many other structures in the woods, I've heard wood knocks, have recorded wood knocks from night time, have found a few prints, not real distinct but good enough to know they are prints, and have been gifted at a place I leave apples and pears from time to time. There is also a BFRO report from here. I tried to get the link but can't get a connection to their report archives. For some reason this has been happening a lot lately... probably because of all the traffic the site is getting due to the interest generated by the "Finding Bigfoot" series.

It would be nice if one of these Bigfoot/Sasquatch DNA studies I keep hearing about would be completed and made public so less people would think I'm nuts talking about stuff like these structures I've found. On the bright side though there are a lot of people that think it is possible that these creatures do exist. What I'm referring to is back a few years ago when there was a hoax by 2 guys from Georgia claiming to have a Bigfoot body in a freezer. At that time one of the major TV news networks reporting on this had a poll asking the public if they thought it was possible that these creatures do exist and it came back that about 43 % of the population said "yes".

Monday, July 18, 2011

For Archery Tom

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