Friday, September 16, 2011

Interview with Sherry of Londonderry, Ohio

I went down to visit Sherry in August of 2010 and here is the audio interview!
She has 2 small children, 2 dogs and a parrot...just warning ya!
Part 1

Part 2

It will take less than a minute to download, but it's worth it. :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Beachfoot-Part 2

I froze the entire night. Around 5 am I heard a bear/chipmunk scrounging around on the picnic table outside of my tent. Please just kill me before I die of hypothermia. A bright light emits from Tom's tent. He chases the chipmunk/mouse away. I realize that I am not dying fast enough so I decide I am going to fight to live. I unzip the tent and begin looking for the car key in the darkness. I can't find it. The back door to Jerry's Squatchmobile pops open and Jerry says, "Are you cold? Do you need another sleeping bag?" He tosses me another sleeping bag and his door pops, shut. Just a friendly Jerry-in-the-box. I then go back to my tent and double up the sleeping bags, cover my head and finally begin to warm up. I drifted off to sleep. I was wakened a couple hours later by the lovely aroma of bacon in the air. I love you Yams.
The camp began to slowly come alive with people murmuring and shivering, eating bacon, eggs, donuts, coffee, yes, the hum of Jerry's generator made us all aware of the amount of gasoline it takes to make a pot of coffee.

The presentations were to begin at 11 am beginning with Ron Morehead, but somehow the socializing just took on a life of its own and it was well after 2 pm when he began his presentation on the Sierra Sounds and his findings over the past 39+ years.
His recordings are absolutely amazing and I suggest you order a copy as they are the "real deal".

The analysis of the creatures' sounds and the integrity of the recordings were presented in a symposium at the University of British Columbia in 1978 it wasn’t until March of 2008 that a Crypto-Linguistic team of experts trained by the military discovered a complex language within the recordings.

These unique sounds suggest an insight into the nature of these elusive primates. The years of experienced intermittent encounters have suggested that these entities are more than just another animal in the woods...much more.
When Ron played some of his recordings, Patty's dog, Aries jumped up and became agitated and barked! It was quite an effective visual aid to Ron's presentation!
After an extensive Q&A session, Todd Neiss was presented with a gift from Joe Beelart who was not in attendance and the rest of us. Since he had served in Iraq, he was now a warrior and was gifted a Nepalese Khukuri knife.

After a huge ass cook out with way too much food, Tim gave his presentation on Solid Phase Micro-Extraction: the Next Step in collecting Bigfoot Evidence. He explained how to capture the pheremones or scent that is released in the air using a technique that he has been working on for a few years. He asked me not to offer any of his research to my readers, however here is what I have compiled to help you understand what the presentation was about.

Scent evidence is valuable because it can establish probable identification of the source. Human scent, like fingerprints, is unique to each individual and cannot be masked. Scent discriminating dogs can detect sweat, oils, gases, and shed skin cells. In addition, scent can be collected by placing a sterile gauze pad on the evidence and trapping the scent in the gauze. The future holds hope in proving beyond a shadow of a doubt to the scientific community that scent is evidence, that it’s always there and trackable, and that it has the ability to be used to connect the source to other forms of evidence such as hair or scat samples.

His presentation was quite informative and fascinating!

We then concluded with Orey Innis sharing his recordings of vocalizations that he and his son captured during their research.

It was then time to open up the wine and gather 'round the campfire. We sang and danced until the Sheriff showed up! We are wild like that!

It was so hard to say goodbye to everyone the next morning. I had made this trip without my usual posse and by Sunday, I had a whole new bunch of friends!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Oregon Travels

I arrived in Portland, Oregon and was greeted by the ever-so-charming Tim Cassidy, who was scheduled to give a presentation at Beachfoot.
We picked up the rental car and programmed our destination into the gps and headed southwest towards the ocean. Tim insisted we stop to dine at Gracie's Sea Hag restaurant for some seafood.
After lunch we headed next door to Ainslee's and picked up some salt water taffy for the road.
We coordinated our arrival to Beverly Beach with Tom Yamarone and Jerry Hein. Upon our arrival we were welcomed by Peter Byrne and Diane Stocking who was in charge of this year's event due to the overseas deployment of Ssg. Todd Neiss.
After lots of hugs we set up camp then headed down to the beach. The temperature difference from Portland to Newport was chilling! I was glad that I listened to Tom and packed some warm clothes.

We returned to camp and a car rolls up and a shy, young lad by the name of Andy Robson joins our camp. Andy has had his own Bigfoot encounters and his grandfather was interviewed in the 50's as a witness by the legendary John Green.

The guests began trickling in. Ron Morehead, Judy, Joe Hauser and Patricia, Bob and Patti Reinhart, Hal and Lupe Halderman, Matt Johnson and Cynthia, Shawn Jones and his 4 yr old daughter Elyse. We received word that Beth Heikkinen would not be attending due to the flu. Todd Neiss was still in Washington waiting to be flown to Portland!
We ran to the store for some grub and once we all had eaten, the fire was started and the guitars came out and Tom and Ron entertained us with their acoustical talents.
Finally the jeep comes rolling into camp and out pops our hero, Todd Neiss. Hugs and kisses and thanks and congratulations were dispersed and we continued with the party into the wee hours of the morning.
To be continued....
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Oregon Beachfoot Sighting

I have just returned from Beachfoot 2011, which is a gathering of researchers and experts such as Ron Morehead and Peter Byrne.

I had the opportunity to sit and talk with some folks from the west coast and had a great time in Oregon.

This story was told to us by Dan Patino of Colorado who is a good friend of Todd Neiss. Dan is a former police officer and park ranger.

Dan and his girlfriend had been traveling up the Oregon Coast and just before sunset, they decided to pull over and camp out for the evening on a bluff at Winema beach near Christian camp.

They had set up their tent and had a fire started just after sunset when they noticed a "person" off in the distance walking up the beach towards them. The "person" seemed to be looking for something in the sand and the couple didn't pay much attention to him. As the "person" came closer they realized that he was extremely large. They couldn't believe what they were seeing as he appeared to be over 8 feet tall! As the huge figure passed in front of them and their fire, approximately 30 feet from them, they noticed that he was covered in hair! The creature did not even glance at them and his stride was quick though he appeared to be "gliding" across the sand due to the ease and flow of his gait.

After he passed and continued down the beach, Dan ran to the footprints to see how big they were. After a few minutes his girlfriend began screaming to him to "RUN! It's coming back!!!" Dan ran back to the tent and again the creature breezed past them without a glance.

The couple was terrified and ran to their car only to realize that the keys were still in the tent! After about 45 minutes, Dan regained his composure and went to the tent to get the car keys. The couple remained in the car until sunset, too traumatized to sleep.

At sunrise they went to the beach and took the pictures you see here:

More to come from Beachfoot 2011!