Sasquatch and Social Distancing…

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

As always, I hope everything is good with all of you…

I see on the news that people are slugging it out over toilet paper due to the COVID-19 scare.  That’s just as bad as people fighting over over-priced junk, even when stores claim it is on sale, during Black Friday.  No fighting for me, I still have stuff left over from Y2K and the Mayan Doomsday December 21, 2012.

Anyway, Sasquatch is obviously a pro at social distancing.  Enough said…

Godspeed, loyal readers…Patch for web

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Seeking Information: The Tcetin, Alaska’s Tailed People…

Hello Again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

As always, I hope all is well with each of you…

I have a special request today:

I was contacted by a production company doing a special project on Alaska Mysteries.  The gentleman who contacted me was seeking information about “monkey people”.

I believe he was referring to the “Tcetin”.  The Tcetin (pronounced as che-tin) are a group of people according to Athabascan lore that have tails.  The term monkey people is a misnomer since there is no word in Athabascan for monkey.  Tcetin translates as “tailed one”.  The Tcetin are also known as Tailed Old Men (Anon, n.d.).

The Tcetin are believed to be originally from “across the ocean”.  They live in underground dwellings and are known tricksters with murderous tendencies.  The legend says that the Tcetin are at constant war with the Athabascans yet, there is no specific reason for the war.  Tcetins are always killing Athabascans (Desmond, 2016).  Obviously, the war has diminished for now.  (The idea of the Tcetin originated from across the ocean is a possible reference to early Russian or Euro fur traders / trappers who mistreated the Athabascans to the extent that they took on monster like qualities.  The Tcetin are similar to the notorious Wendigo of Canadian legend.)      

The Tcetin live in the Wrangell-St. Elias area of Alaska.   Possible range includes land as far west as Batzulnetas (near Gakona) and as far north as Tetlin (Desmond, 2016).

I don’t have any physical description other than “people” like and having tails.  However, based on that limited description, the Proto-Pigmy comes to mind.  Proto-Pigmies do have a present range in North America and do extend as far north as the interior of Alaska.  Proto-Pigmies are known to be smaller than humans, hence the pigmy moniker.  Proto-Pigmies have been described as having a mane like head of hair.  Mane like heads of hair don’t necessarily indicate tails further down the back, but I can see how some witnesses may have speculated the tail being present after seeing the hair.

So, anyone having any information about the Tcetin is encouraged to contact me.  As always, your privacy is paramount and any personal identifiers are deleted from encounters.  I occasionally share information with other researchers but I maintain a strict policy of not releasing witness names until I have written confirmation.

Godspeed, loyal readers… Patch for web

 

 

Anon, N.D.   Legendary Native American Figures: Monkey People (Cet’aenn, Tcetin),  Online: http://www.native-languages.org/monkey-people.htm  Accessed: 18FEB2020.

Desmond, J.  2016.  Tcetin, The Tailed People in Alaska Paranormal Network Quarterly, Vol. 2, Issue 2. June, 2016.  Alaska Paranormal Network, Fairbanks, AK.

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Forensic Expert Dwane Hilderbrand Has Retired.

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

As always, I hope everyone is doing fine…

Sasquatch Tracker picked up a few more new fans since the last posting.  Welcome to all new comers!  I’m always happy to see new names on the roll call.  As always, if anyone has any encounters, physical evidence or questions, please feel free to contact me.

So, it’s still winter.  Yep..  I believe today’s high temperature will be around 17 below.  It’s bright and the air is clear.  It would be a perfect day to work on a suntan while skiing, but any skin exposed would be frost bitten.  That’s my roundabout way of saying I’m still pinned down by the weather and there has been zero progress on my caribou kill site studies.

Okay then, let’s talk about today’s topic…

Dwane Hilderbrand has retired.   I’m sure you’re asking yourself who is Hilderbrand and how would I know him?

Well, Mr. Hilderbrand was a long time forensic science expert who began his career about the time I became interested in Sasquatch.  In 1975 he began with the Identification Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  From there he went on to the William County Police Department in Woodbridge, VA.  Hilderbrand eventually came to the Scottsdale, AZ Police Department where he stayed until retirement in 2005.  Hilderbrand then opened his own forensic consulting service, Forensic ITC Services, and stayed in that position until 2009.

But, Hilderbrand wasn’t finished…  He continued working in the forensic field, becoming an internationally recognized instructor and collecting prestigious certifications from the International Association for Identification as a Latent Print Examiner, Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst and a Certified Footwear Examiner.  Yes, Hilderbrand has “seen it”, “done it” and then went on to teach others “about it”.  He is “officially” retired now and enjoying time with his family and grandchildren.

Hilderbrand

Forensic Science Expert Dwane Hilderbrand (Anon, believed to be 2018, from FORENSIC ITC SERVICES).  

So what does this have to do with Sasquatch Tracker?  Well, a few years ago Hilderbrand wrote a book by title of Footwear, The Missed Evidence and yours truly bought the second edition when it was released in 2007.  The book is, of course, devoted to examination and documentation of footwear and vehicle tire tracks that are found at crime scenes.  It is supposed to be,  the main audience is crime scene investigators and detectives.  However, Sasquatch Tracker was so heavily influenced by this work, that I’ll come right and say that most of my methods for track documentation, measuring and recording methods, as well as track photography are based directly upon the examples presented by Hilderbrand.

A special “thank you” goes out to Mr. Hilderbrand.  Thank you sir!  Thank you for providing your expertise for this book and stressing the professional handling and preservation impression evidence.  I wouldn’t be the confident Sasquatch Tracker I am today without your experience.  Happy retirement!

So, Sasquatch Fans of All Ages, if you are in any way interested in track evidence and how to handle it appropriately from a crime scene investigator’s point of view, I encourage you seek out Footwear, The Missed Evidence.  (It’s easy to find, I typed the title in a popular internet search engine and had over 2 million results!)

Godspeed, loyal readers…Patch for web

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Free Talks: Rumor or Reality? The Creatures of Cryptozoology!

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

As always, I hope all is well with all of you…

This was passed on to me by Beans Baxter.  I don’t have any other information, but it looks promising…  If anyone attends this, please let us know how it was in the comments…

Free Talk

 

Godspeed, loyal readers…  Patch for web

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“Beans” Baxter selected as a Featured Speaker for the 2020 The Spokane Valley Sasquatch Roundup…

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

As always, I hope everyone is doing fine…

A couple of new followers this month!  Welcome!!!  It’s always nice to see new names on my roll call.

I had a small break in the low temperatures so I did a bit of scouting the of the local area in support of my caribou kill study.  Even managed to get a short back country ski trip in too.  Anyway, Sasquatch Tracker Headquarters is back to low temps again.  My area forecast says -45 to -50 for the next few days… Yep, it’s not summer until July…

So, on to the big news:  Larry “Beans” Baxter of the the Kenai Bigfoot Research Group has been selected as one of the featured speakers for the 2020 Spokane Valley Sasquatch Roundup.

Larry Baxter

Larry “Beans” Baxter (Photo by Baxter, T.  2018).

Baxter, founder of the Kenai Bigfoot Research Group, is a Sasquatch Tracker Associate and has assisted in some past research.  “Beans” was a member of both the 2018 and 2019 Port Chatham Alaska Bigfoot Expeditions and appears in the documentary film, “In Search of the Port Chatham Hairy Man”.  (Sasquatch Tracker highly recommends this film if you have an interest in AK Sasquatch.)

This year’s Roundup is scheduled for November 7th at the Spokane Valley Events Center in Spokane, WA.  The Roundup is also featuring Will Ulmer as a speaker.  Ulmer has a solid outdoors background and considers himself as more of an enthusiast, than a researcher.  Either way, this event is going to be great!  I’ll post some ticket information as we get closer to the event…

Godspeed, loyal readers…Patch for web

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Happy New Year and 44 degrees below zero vs. the Boreal Sasquatch…

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

As always, I hope all is well with each of you…

Happy New Year!  Yes, I realize we are ten days into 2020, but this is the first post of the year.  I wish everyone all the best in 2020!

So, I’m pinned down right now by extreme weather.  I have had some pretty low temperatures the last few days.  Right now I have -44 degrees Fahrenheit (-42.2 C) on a home owner’s model weather station thermometer.  It will warm up a bit as the sun comes up.  Expecting a high of -33 today.  Yeah, it’s cold by anyone’s standards.

Being pinned down by the weather has prevented me from doing some research on Boreal Sasquatch caribou kills.  However, as the temperature drops, consuming even more calories becomes necessary to maintain warmth and this increases the number of killings.  All predators and scavengers are struggling to survive right now.  When the weather breaks, I expect to be investigating an increased number of kill sites.  More information to come…

Godspeed, loyal readers…Patch for web

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Gruss vom Krampus…

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas…

December 26th and 27th are the days where the people who were on the “naughty list” typically purchase the gifts they wanted for themselves.  Nothing wrong with getting something for yourself and if you were naughty, then you should know how to fix your behavior for next Christmas…

Here’s an interesting Krampus picture:

Krampus

Gruss vom Krampus (citation below)

Notice how the Krampus is depicted as Sasquatch or “wild man” wearing a devilish mask.  No horse or goat like legs on this fellow.  Hmmmm…  Is it possible that “feral men” were the origin of the legend?   Probably not a true man due to the amount of body hair.  Even without haircuts or shaving, men just don’t grow enough body hair to be covered completely like this fellow.  Of course it is possible that the artist choose to cover the subject completely with hair to depict the man as being more wild than civilized.  You know, like an iconic image of being feral.  If it is not truly a man, then what is the other possibility?  I leave it to you to decide…

Happy New Year everyone!

Godspeed, loyal readers…Patch for web

 

 

 

Anon, N.D.  Gruss Vom Krampus.  Merry Christmas from Krampus and Morbid Anatomy, December 25, 2015.  Online: http://morbidanatomy.blogspot.com/2015/12/merry-christmas-from-krampus-and-morbid.html

(Accessed: 26DEC2019).

 

 

 

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Christmas, 2019…

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

As always, I hope all is well with each of you…

Christmas 2019

Enjoy the season!

Godspeed, loyal readers…Patch for web

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Black Friday Brush Off…

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

As always, I hope all is well with all of you…

So, Happy Thanksgiving!  Be nice to each other while gathered around the table enjoying the holiday feast.  If you can’t be nice to each other, just fake it…  If that is just impossible, sneak off to a back room in the house and watch football or Chuck Norris DVDs…  I make this suggestion every year and none of you ever comment that things got ugly so I guess the holiday advice works… (That is Sasquatch Tracker sarcasm if you didn’t pick up on it.)

Sasquatch Tracker picked up a few new readers in November via Facebook… …  Welcome new readers!  I am always happy to see new names on the roll call.

On to the annual Black Friday Brush Off:  Avoid this day like avoiding the plague.  Pack some sort of turkey leftover thing in your rucksack and hit the trail.  Time spent in the woods is always time well spent.  Don’t worry, all the stuff you want will still be on sale until Christmas Eve anyways…

Godspeed, loyal readers…   Patch for web

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Veterans Day, 2019…

Veterans Day 2018

Thank you to all Service Men and Women past, present and future…

Godspeed, loyal readers…

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