Friday, December 27, 2013

What Kinds of Sounds Do Sasquatch Make? - Sasquatch Sounds vs Known Animal Sounds

Sasquatch sounds vs Known Animal Sounds

 

Audio Evidence

From Sasquatch Bioacoustic: A site dedicated to the review and analysis of potential sasquatch vocalizations, Sasquatch Bioacoustic combines techniques from the domains of intelligence collection, audio analysis and bioacoustic studies to examine the evidence of sasquatch through their vocalizations.

The easiest way to access all of the audio analysis from Sasquatch Bioacoustic is via their YouTube page's video tab:

http://www.youtube.com/user/SasquatchBioacoustic/videos

Here is one example of their audio analysis.

Uploaded on Feb 14, 2012
Over several years of research Cliff Barrackman has collected a number of audio clips containing vocalizations consistent with other suspected sasquatch recordings. Originally available through his northamericanbigfoot.com website, a review of these clips turns up some important attributes that not only confirm, but also extend elements of the growing sasquatch lexicon. These clips include whoops, possible integrated wood knocks, falsetto shrieks, pitch changes, and a new vocal type referred to as a "yodel" (comprised of very rapid pitch changes).



Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization Sound Recordings
The Sierra Sounds



From BigfootSounds.com: Years ago, through a year-long study at the University of Wyoming, it was established that the vocalizations which we recorded were not manufactured by an alternative source, i.e., speakers, amplifiers, man.  More recently, it was established, through a Crypto-Linguistic study, that the sounds we recorded have a complex language structure.  And, anything with a language ‘must’ exist."
Excerpt:

“Having analyzed a tape recording of purported Bigfoot speech using accepted techniques of signal processing, the authors conclude that the means and ranges of the recorded pitch and estimated vocal tract length of the speakers indicate that the sounds were made by a creature with vocal features corresponding to a larger physical size than man.’ They also conclude that the tape shows none of the expected signs of being prerecorded or rerecorded at an altered speed and hence diminish the probability of a hoax.” - Professor R Lynn Kirlin and Lasse Hertel, after a year-long university of Wyoming-based study of the Bigfoot Recordings.



"We have verified that these creatures use language by the human definition of it." - Scott Nelson, Retired from the U.S. Navy as a Crypto-Linguist with over 30 years experience in Foreign Language and Linguistics, including the collection, transcription, analysis and reporting of voice communications.

"I challenge anyone to make those exact same noises with the exact same pronunciation and at that speed... I don’t think Homo sapiens can make all of these noises and in this fashion. I’ve heard and practiced a lot of known human language sounds and vocalizations and these don’t fit any of them and I can’t make these noises. One example of this is that the ‘whistling’ noises they make sound to me like they are coming from the throat. I don’t know any human who can do that, though with practice someone might??? [Sound analysis of the whistles shows they are harmonic and do not originate at the lips, as would an ordinary human whistle. AB] This (that the noise is not human) does not rule out that it is language. The vocalizations seem to have some elements of language to me, i.e. certain repeated phoneme patterns and a certain organization to the chattering." - Human Sound Expert, Nancy Logan

Regarding her qualifications she writes:
I’ll give you some of my ‘qualifications’ to study these sounds…we (my twin sister and I) have what is known as ‘perfect pitch,’ or ‘absolute pitch,’ which permits a person to know what a note is without having any reference note played…and to be able to mimic and hear language sounds that are not of that person’s ‘native language’”

“I’ve had the experience over and over of being able to reproduce the pronunciation of other languages immediately after hearing them the first time, when people who have studied those languages for years can neither reproduce them nor hear them. This talent (has) led me to play lots of musical instruments growing up…at present I play the flute, the Japanese harp (Koto) and the piano. I have a Russian friend…she thinks I’m a Russian…the bottom line is I have a very sensitive sense of hearing…”

“I am currently the only interpreter in the State of California who is court certified in Spanish/English and Japanese/English and court registered in French/ English…I also speak Russian and Italian (fluently) although not at the level of an interpreter, which is very fluent. There are only 10 people in the State of California who are currently certified in Japanese/English. There are approximately 600…who are certified in Spanish. That is out of a population of 20 million in the southern California region…about 1% of the people taking these tests pass. Besides the languages I speak, I also (have) studied others, such as Chinese and Arabic….”
The Bigfoot Sounds That Made Skeptic Ranae Holland 'Feel Electric'

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Here's Wising Everyone a Very Squatchy Holiday Season

 

The Twelve Days Of Bigfoot Christmas 
On the first day of Christmas,
my true love found for me
A Bigfoot beside a large tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love found for me
Two turd drops,
And a Bigfoot beside a large tree.

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love found for me
Three fresh hairs,
Two turd drops,
And a Bigfoot beside a large tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love found for me
Four muddy tracks,
Three fresh hairs,
Two turd drops,
And a Bigfoot beside a large tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love found for me
Five primate screams,
Four muddy tracks,
Three fresh hairs,
Two turd drops,
And a Bigfoot beside a large tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love found for me
Six traps awaiting,
Five primate screams,
Four muddy tracks,
Three fresh hairs,
Two turd drops,
And a Bigfoot beside a large tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my true love found for me
Seven lads a-baiting,
Six traps awaiting,
Five primate screams,
Four muddy tracks,
Three fresh hairs,
Two turd drops,
And a Bigfoot beside a large tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love found for me
Eight men a-searching,
Seven lads a-baiting,
Six traps awaiting,
Five primate screams,
Four muddy tracks,
Three fresh hairs,
Two turd drops,
And a Bigfoot beside a large tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love found for me
Nine horses packing,
Eight men a-searching,
Seven lads a-baiting,
Six traps awaiting,
Five primate screams,
Four muddy tracks,
Three fresh hairs,
Two turd drops,
And a Bigfoot beside a large tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love found for me
Ten dogs a-tracking,
Nine horses packing,
Eight men a-searching,
Seven lads a-baiting,
Six traps awaiting,
Five primate screams,
Four muddy tracks,
Three fresh hairs,
Two turd drops,
And a Bigfoot beside a large tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love found for me
Eleven callers calling,
Ten dogs a-tracking,
Nine horses packing,
Eight men a-searching,
Seven lads a-baiting,
Six traps awaiting,
Five primate screams,
Four muddy tracks,
Three fresh hairs,
Two turd drops,
And a Bigfoot beside a large tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love got for me
Twelve cameras rolling,
Eleven callers calling,
Ten dogs a-tracking,
Nine horses packing,
Eight men a-searching,
Seven lads a-baiting,
Six traps awaiting,
Five primate screams,
Four muddy tracks,
Three fresh hairs,
Two turd drops,
And a Bigfoot beside a large tree!

- Source/2nd Image Source: http://www.ourbigfoot.com/bigfoot_christmas.html

I'm a vegetarian, so this first video should not to be seen as an endorsement of eating Jerky, anymore than my amusement at these commercials should be presented as proof that that I've adopted a pro "messing with" Sasquatch position. :)

Messing With Sasquatch - Holiday Greeting

I Wanna See a Sasquatch for Christmas
 
sasqWAH the Singing Bigfoot: Let It SNOW!


Other Image Sources:

http://www.cafepress.com/+bigfoot_christmas_oval_ornament,195835401
http://www.blackouttees.com/design/837+MERRY+SQUATCHMAS+BIGFOOT+CHRISTMAS
http://www.gadling.com/2010/11/29/skymall-monday-charlie-brown-christmas-tree/
http://terrythecensor.blogspot.com/2011/12/bigfoot-saves-christmas-children.html
http://www.zazzle.com/squatchy_christmas_squatch_postcard-239697055472414222

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Faking Bigfoot Tracks in More Sophisticated Ways Than Wooden Replicas

In the book Sasquatch True-Life Encounters With Legendary Ape-Men it's written:
Most fakes are made by people using wooden plates carved to the size and shape of a Sasquatch footprint...

A more sophisticated method of faking Bigfoot tracks emerged in the later 1980s. A number of tracks and footprints began to be found... They had been made by a soft foot-like object, but while they showed dynamic interaction between the foot and ground they did not show the foot or the toes moving or flexing in any way...
On the other hand, we have evidence like this cast from the Freeman case showing the toes sliding back in the mud.


The book goes on by noting that hoaxers, "First a site needs to be found where the surface is firmer rather than soft. The person laying the fake trail needs to cover his or his own own shoes in bags containing padding so that they will not leave a track."

Interesting, as the Patterson Gimlin Bigfoot film and other tracks found previously at the time in the area were in soft soil. I'll hazard a guess this has been the case in many other track finds.

In the following videos Dr. Jeff Meldrum, a Full Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology, as well as fingerprint technician Jimmy Chilcutt, who is trained in identifying even primate dermal ridges, debunk the argument that Bigfoot tracks are all fakes. Those who make this charge have often never even studied the intricacies of the footprint evidence, a very pseudo-skeptical approach.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Don Keating White Bigfoot Video

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OregonBigfoot.com reports:
Here are some interesting facts we have come to after examining the film countless times as well as doing experiments in the field at the same location to duplicate the feat on film.

It covered 28 feet in 1.55 seconds.

It covered the 28 feet with just four steps.

It walked past three posts in the ground, which were 49 inches tall.

It was twice as tall as they were. Its waist was just above the tops of the posts, yet a man of 5 foot 11 inches was barely visible because of the angle of the filming. Just his head was visible above the top of the posts.

A bush in the background which is walks by is 12 feet tall. It was three quarters as tall as the bush.

It was light gray or white in color.

The distance from the camera to the individual was about 262 feet.

To this point, I have not been able to come near duplicating what is on the film, nor has anybody else... Virtually everybody who sees it believes it is a Sasquatch.
In his book Bigfoot: Encounters Past & Present veteran Bigfoot investigator, Daniel Perez, of BigfootTimes.net reports the following of the White Bigfoot video:
Experiments were conducted using people of known height. When we tried to duplicate the scene with the same video camera in the same position, but using a man of 5 feet 11 inches tall it was clear we could barely see this man's head in relationship to the wooden posts in the ground. Don and I both concluded whatever was filmed was extremely tall and moved extremely fast.

On several reviews on the film it appears the subject comes out from the brush on the far side of the hard packed dirt road and then goes back into the brush in less than two seconds. It my view there's no possibility it was a hoax. It is also hard to believe it is a man as no clothing is showing. 
See the video in this free online episode of the TV program "Monster Quest."

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Silver Star Mountain Bigfoot Photos

In his book Bigfoot: Encounters Past & Present veteran Bigfoot investigator, Daniel Perez, of BigfootTimes.net states the following regarding pictures below:
In my view, after spending an entire day with Randee Chase and going to the sighting location, there is no hint this was a hoax. Mr. Chase is a very credible eyewitness and not the type of person to be playing a practical joke in my view. It was obvious by having Randee Chase stand where he photographed Bigfoot, there could be no mistaking this for a man in a heavy black jacket...
As a Bigfoot researcher for the past quarter century, I think Randee may have snapped pictures of Bigfoot.
Interesting Photos:

The figure you see could be a sasquatch...

There's nothing in the outline to indicate that it's another person (except for the upright posture). There's no lines indicating clothing or a pack. The lump on the neck could easily be a clump of hair, similar to what you can see in the PGF.

Most
snowshoers or backpackers in these conditions would look different than this silhouette.

Location : Silver Star Mountain, Washington
Date : November 17, 2005











Native Americans and Bigfoot

Documentary on the Native American legend of Bigfoot or Sasquatch. Examining ancient legends and folklore to uncover the truth about the myth of the Bigfoot beast.   



Dr. Jeff Meldrum, a Full Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology, writes in his book Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science:
The first inhabitants of North America were aware of these creatures long before Columbus arrived. They depicted them in their art and ceremonies along with animals more commonly known to the western world. Ceremonial masks and totem figures depicting the wildman display surprisingly apelike features, considering there are no apes in North America to serve as models for these effigies----at least none recognized.


To those pseudo-skeptics who claim Bigfoot is a myth started by a hoaxer named Ray Wallace in the 1950's, Meldrum writes:
To offhandedly dismiss the question of Bigfoot or sasquatch as the outgrowth of some sophomoric prank by a good-humored road building and his relations is to trivialize the profound cultural heritage of the earliest inhabitants of this continent. The figure of a hairy wildman occupies a prominent role in those indigenous cultures that inhabit, or have inhabited in the past, areas associated with what is considered by some likely sasquatch range. The Tsimshian mask, already discussed, suggests an early knowledge by Northwest aboriginals of beings with apelike features.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Free Traveling Sasquatch Sticker


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Just send your mailing address to matt@travelingsasquatch.com.

We’ll send one your way!

Source:

http://travelingsasquatch.com/free-stuff/

If Patty Was a Costume, Why Can't They Recreate It?

BigfootEvidence.blogspot.com
December 7, 2013


When Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin filmed the Bigfoot walking across the sandbar back 1967, little did they know that their film would be scrutinized by skeptics trying to debunk it. To this day, no one has been able to duplicate the creature they caught on film. The BFRO gives us an example of one colossal failed attempt by a TV network to recreate the "costume":
Q: Why can't it be done? Why can't anyone accurately recreate the "costume" sued in the Patterson footage?

A: It's not a man in a costume ...

The image on the right is from a scene in an episode of X-Creatures. X-Creatures was a wildlife documentary series made by the BBC's (British Broadcasting Company) Natural History Unit. The episode was filmed around 1995 or later.

In this program the BBC sought to debunk the Patterson footage by recreating the "hoax."

In order to have the most exacting re-enactment possible, the BBC hired the best monster costume designer in Hollywood and even took the costume to the same location where the Patterson incident occurred in Northern California.

How could the BBC have missed the mark so badly with their replica of the Patterson "costume"?

In the Patterson footage, the figure's muscles are flexing noticeably as the figure walks away. To simulate that, the BBC's costume designers in Hollywood had to create a costume that would show the same effect of flexing muscles.

Remote controlled soft-tissue prosthetics were not invented until well after 1967, so they could not have been used in an honest replica of a 1967 costume. The costume had to allow the actor's own muscles to flex the outermost surface of the costume.
Related Posts:

Patterson Gimlin Bigfoot Film- Analysis by Bill Munns and Dr. Jeff Meldrum

Peer-reviewed Science Proving the Patterson-Gimlin Film is not of a Bigfoot Costume but a Novel Primate Species

Debunking Claimed Patterson-Gimlin Film Bigfoot Hoaxer Bob Heironimus

Skeptic Questions Patterson Bigfoot Tracks

Friday, December 6, 2013

Breakdown - Bigfoot or Hoax?

Published on Dec 6, 2013
A close look at the Klamouth Oregon Bigfoot and others that could be the work of some self-promoting prankster.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

1996 Memorial Day Bigfoot Footage



Some have declared that the second-best piece of Bigfoot film/video footage, after the Patterson-Gimlin film, is this series of moving pictures...



The Memorial Day video shows a figure, matching the description of a Bigfoot, running across a hill. It disappears behind a less-inclined, sloped area, then reappears briefly, walking this time, before going into the trees at the extreme right of the frame.

This is the third clip analyzed in the program Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science (the so-called Exhibit 8). The History documentary produced and directed by Doug Haijcek (today most recalled for “MonsterQuest”), was released January 9, 2003. In the hour-long program, the location where the Memorial Day footage was taken is used to make forensic measurements to determine the film subject’s height, path, speed, and stride by measuring the subject against fixed objects in the background.

Derek Prior, a three-time All-American sprinter from the University of Washington, runs the same route as the filmed figure to determine if the alleged Bigfoot’s running speed was too fast for a human to duplicate, to compare his speed and stride to the subject’s, and to give a visual comparison to the figure in the footage.

In the concluding segment of Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, the results of the forensic measurements are revealed. The film subject – supposedly a Bigfoot – has the following alleged measurements:

A height of 5.3 ft (1.61 m)
A leg length of 2½ ft (0.76 m)
A running speed of 8.56 mph (13.77 km/h)
A stride of 4.25 ft (1.29 m)

Derek Prior, a Homo sapiens, on the other hand, was able to run the same path at 17.1 mph (27.51 km/h) and had a stride of 6.8 ft (2.07 m).

One aspect of the film continues to remain a mystery. At the end of the Memorial Day footage, before the subject disappears into the tree line, it seems to grow taller by 8 inches (20.32 cm). One possible explanation was suggested that if it was indeed a real animal, it could be carrying a younger animal that had climbed higher on its back.
 
As the years have passed, more and more skeptics within the Bigfoot field have surfaced, regarding the footage. It has been pointed out that Dr. Grover Krantz decided to avoid any discussions of the Memorial Day footage when he revised his book on Sasquatch, commenting that “he wouldn’t waste ink on that footage.”

It appears Daniel Perez has become one of the most outspoken critics from within Bigfootery to question the footage. He wrote, for example, in part:

When the Memorial Day footage is displayed, the audio is silent without any narrative explaining why. If the producers of the program felt the remarks made on camera were racist, they could have bleeped the questionable dialog. The real reason, I believe, is that the audio is both illuminating and revealing.

Here are excerpts of the audio:

“He was right behind that small pine tree, right?”

“I’m freak.”

“Yeah, I’m scared.”

“I could make a million bucks.”

“That’s a guy with a big hair cut. . . .”

“Sure is ambitious, running a lot. . . .”

“It’s a Bigfoot.”

“That’s not a Bigfoot. . . .”

“It’s a Dickfoot.”

“It’s all on video!”

“I’ve only had two drinks.”

“Me, too, two too many.”

And somewhere in the audio, as the subject comes into view is this: “looks like a white boy to me,” a statement made without a doubt by the late Fred Bradshaw, an avid Bigfooter from Elma, Washington. Having known Fred Bradshaw since 1995, his voice is easily recognizable. Isn’t it convenient, or too convenient, that a Bigfooter would be present when a camping couple just happens to film a Bigfoot? What was Fred Bradshaw’s connection to Owen and Lori Pate? And why has the couple never acknowledged Bradshaw was there? Their reluctance to be interviewed or questioned on the matter speaks volumes. ~ Daniel Perez, 2007 - Source: http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/memday-bf-15/

Dr. Jeff Meldrum is a Full Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology, who in his book Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science (which is an expansion of the aforementioned program by the same name) wrote the following concerning the experiment with the sprinter:
As the team was preoccupied with the scale and speed of the figure, less commentary was offered about the specifics of the anatomy and behavior that could be observed from the video image itself. The subject reportedly hesitated at the tree line for a considerable time and was seen occasionally peering from behind some cover. When it finally broke from cover and was captured on videotape, it made its descent down the hillside, apparently with something of a slightly lighter hue on its back. That something then appeared to slip lower on the figure's back and an appendage of sorts, flailed behind. At that point the running figure, with arms pumping, reached back with its right arm to clasp the object itself, without breaking stride. Also discernible were unmistakable breasts that gyrated with each running step. There are no indications of clothing, no bulging, bunching, or borders. There is nothing to contradict Line's testimony that he saw a hair-covered figure through the binoculars. The figure passed behind an intervening rise in topography and when it emerged beyond, its right arm was poised upward, toward or above its head, as if steadying something. The arm dropped and the figure noticeably increased in height before entering the timber.









Could this be a female sasquatch, perhaps a young female, with a youngster on board? The smaller size and apparent breasts suggest this might be the case. Was the infant nearly dislodged from its piggyback position as its mother made a dash for cover behind the intervening high ground? Did it receive a boost into a position behind the female's neck and peer over the top of her head? This is a posture for infant transport that is typically practiced by apes, and humans for that matter. Infants ride atop the adult's back or shoulders and peer over the adult's head. This is sometimes until the infant is quite large, if the adult is indulgent.
The oregonbigfoot.com site argues strongly for the films authenticity, stating:
In the Sasquatch Legend Meets Science DVD, a track star ran the same course and it was discovered that he was both larger and faster than the subject in the the film. Some feel that those details automatically discount the Memorial Day footage as a hoax. (I  guess Bigfoots are never supposed to be shorter than humans no matter what their age or gender, or run slower than a track star when their reportedly carrying  a baby on their back...) The funny thing is Mr. Track Star biffed it [slipped and was almost injured] on his first attempt. In running shoes.

AND HE WASN'T RUNNING IN A GORILLA SUIT!

If they wanted to make a valid comparison, why didn't they dress Mr. Track Star in a monkey suit.

In my opinion, it's unlikely that anyone in a gorilla suit could run like that across a steep uneven hillside without falling.
The TV program Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files had one of their investigators do just that in an episode entitled Sasquatch Sprint / Alien Attacker. When dressed in a Bigfoot costume the investigator, who is in good shape, indeed fell on his first attempt and thought he might have sprained his ankle. It also took him  12.06 seconds to cover the same ground in the suit, that the the figure in the original video covered in only  10.6 seconds. The investigator took off the Bigfoot mask at the end of clip to see if that could account for what is a believed by some to be a the baby on the back of the figure and it did appear similar. The show interviewed the witnesses and found them credible, but concluded they believed they were victims of a hoax.

The Oregon Bigfoot site also estimates that a jump the 5'3"  figure does, which is featured in the video below, to be approximately 7 feet in length. Presumably also hard to do for a person of such stature in a monkey suit.

Here is a video making a case for the baby on the back idea from an individual that has made many similar analysis videos, including one where he was apparently fooled by a hoax. That said, each of his analyses should be judged on their own merits. Remember, in this one he is making a case for an idea raised by a scientist first.  



Conclusion: From the info we have there is nothing to suggest a high-probability this is a Sasquatch, but there is enough to say that it's a possibility, which is almost as rare.

Images:

http://bfro.net/REF/bfmedia.asp
http://www.bigfootencounters.com/hoaxes/mdf.htm

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Legend of Boggy Creek - Fouke Monster

The Legend of Boggy Creek - Full Official Movie - Great Quality Film :)

The Legend of Boggy Creek is a 1972 horror docudrama about the "Fouke Monster", a Bigfoot-type creature that has been seen in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s. The film mixes staged interviews with some local residents who claim to have encountered the creature, along with fictitious reenactments of said encounters. Charles B. Pierce, an advertising salesman from Texarkana on the Arkansas/Texas border, borrowed over $100,000 from a local trucking company, used an old 35mm movie camera and hired locals (mainly high school students) to help make the 90-minute film. It has generated approximately $20 million in revenue and can be found on DVD.

PLOT

The film, which claims to be a true story, sets out to detail the existence of the "Fouke Monster", a bigfoot-like creature that has reportedly been seen by residents of a small Arkansas community since the 1950s. It is described as having a foul odor, completely covered in reddish-brown hair and having 3 toes and also known by leaving tracks found in beanfields.

Several locals from the small town of Fouke, Arkansas recall their stories, often appearing as themselves, claiming that the creature has killed several large hogs as well as other animals. In one scene, a kitten is shown as having been "scared to death" by the creature. The narrator informs us that while people have shot at the creature in the past, it has always managed to escape. In another scene, hunters attempt to pursue the creature with dogs, but the dogs refuse to give chase. A police constable states that while driving home one night, the creature suddenly ran across the road in front of him.

In a later sequence, culled from the actual newspaper accounts inspiring the film, the creature is shown menacing a family in a remote country house. After being fired upon, the creature attacks, sending one family member to the hospital.


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Bigfoot Movie Talk: Beast of Boggy Creek Author, Lyle Blackburn Interview