TOK – A – TAN Bazaar…

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

I will be attending the Tok-A-Tan Holiday Bazaar this Saturday and holding informal discussions for as long as you can stand to listen…

TOK A TAN BAZAAR 2017

Be sure to stop by the table and enter for your chance to win a Sasquatch Track casting!  I’ll be drawing the name of one lucky winner in the afternoon!

I hope see to all of you there! 

 

Godspeed, loyal readers….

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P/G Film 50th Anniversary T-Shirt!

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Join Sasquatch Tracker in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Patterson – Gimlin filming of a female Sasquatch that took place at Bluff Creek by purchasing one of these cool t-shirts!  If you have a body under your head, this shirt is going to look great on you!

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Click on the picture, you know you want to! 

 

Godspeed, loyal readers…

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Afternoon Tree Knocking…

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

I have another encounter to share today:

2017 / 03 / B – Northway, AK

Men have afternoon tree knocking encounter.  During the afternoon of 28SEP2017, two men were grouse hunting and evaluating a local trail system around 4 PM for possible trapping this winter.  The men hiked approximately 10 minutes before coming to a hub in the trail and decided to scout the center trail.  After 5 minutes of hiking the center trail, the men stopped to discuss various ermine, fox and wolf signs.  As the men began to speak to each other, both of them heard a “thumping noise like a stick striking a tree”.  The older of the two men picked up a stick and “knocked” back.  The man’s response was immediately answered with rhythmic knocking sounds.  The knocks were in groups of three and four and were evenly spaced as if deliberate.  The older man continued to knock with continued response for an estimate three minutes.  Both men had the feeling of “being stalked or watched” and becoming increasingly uneasy, departed the area.

Investigative Notes: The immediate area is very thick boreal forest with sphagnum moss ground covering. Visibility was approximately 10 yards and the men estimated the source of the knocking was within 50 to 60 yards of them.  Both men are accomplished hunters and quickly ruled out bear jaw popping and grouse wing beating sounds.  This incident occurred within 0.75 mile of a tree knocking encounter that took place in 2008.  Sasquatch Tracker, 2017.

Godspeed, loyal readers…

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Cranberry Cache Discovered…

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

Today I have a report to share:

On 17SEP2017, some cranberries were discovered on a tree stump by hunters.  At first glance, the hunters considered it to be squirrel cache.  However, upon further observation it was noted that the berries were not protected or hidden from view as a regular animal’s food cache would be.  While it is possible that a squirrel could have placed the berries in such a manner, it would not be a normal behavior.  A squirrel just does not place a handful of low bush cranberries in a depression in a partially decomposed tree stump in the manner in which they were observed.  Placement by other animals was considered, but once again, it would not be a normal behavior.  A bird, martin, weasel or even a bear would be eating the berries from the bush instead of taking time to gather them and place them in a depression.

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Cranberry Cache.  (Photo by Witness, 2017).

All members of then hunting party described having the feeling of being watched as they passed through the area.  The hunters were under the impression that they may have interrupted a Sasquatch that had been gathering berries as they approached the area since the berries and a couple of leaves were not wilted.  They  believed that the berries were placed there to be retrieved when the hunters departed the area.

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Tree Stump containing Cranberry Cache.  (Photo by Witness, 2017).

This behavior would require an opposable thumb and demonstrates a higher cognitive ability.  A similar behavior has been observed in the area prior to this discovery in which colored plastic beads that were strategically placed by Sasquatch Tracker were found to have been sorted according to color.  Considering the past behavior’s similarity to this discovery and two separate reports of Boreal Sasquatch activity within a mile of the berries, this is being attributed to a Boreal Sasquatch at this time.

Godspeed, loyal readers…

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Mile 1243.6 AK Highway Track Summary

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I have concluded my investigation of the Mile 1243.6 AK Highway Tracks.  The summary follows:

On 23JUL2017, a set of tracks were discovered near Mile 1243.6 on the north side of the AK Highway.  23 tracks were discovered along with an area that appears as a “slide” or a “shuffle” of approximately five feet where individual tracks were not recognizable.  The tracks appear to be bipedal in nature and are descending a sandy southern facing slope that ranged between 30° at the bottom to approximately 55° at the top.

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Mile 1243.6 AK Highway Tracks.  Photo by Witness, 2017, used by permission.

Investigative Notes: The Witness contacted Sasquatch Tracker via email on 26AUG2017 to request help in identifying the tracks and provided an attached JPEG file that was taken on 23JUL2017 at 1210 P.M. using a Panasonic DMC-G5 camera.  The image was promptly tested using Sasquatch Tracker’s Image Authentication.  Shadow geometry proved to be correct and no cloning was detected.  Subject distance was not recorded and manipulation made it impossible to observe any fine details, however no fraud was detected.

An interview and site visitation were conducted on 04SEP2017.  During the interview, it was discovered that there was a second witness.

Witness I described the tracks as being 12-14 inches in length and further described the pitch from left to right as being uneven.  Reference was made to the photograph and Witness I agreed that the right tracks were closer to alignment with the direction of travel than the left tracks and demonstrated foot placement with insteps being approximately 50 degrees apart.  After studying the photograph, the right tracks do indicate a pitch of approximately 15 degrees off of the direction of travel while the left tracks indicate almost twice the pitch, at approximately 30 degrees.  Witness II openly admitted to having prior medical training along with experience in tracking wildlife, and stated that it would be “anatomically difficult” for a hoaxer to maintain this type of gait.  This is only mere speculation of course since the photograph is the only available evidence.  The photograph was 6 weeks old at the time of the site visitation and there were no longer any traces or other evidence that appeared in the photograph that could be used as verification. The absence of tracks at the site was attributed to known heavy periodic rain.

Of special interest was Witness II’s interpretation of the highest most impression.  Witness II described the impression as being a “butt print”.  Since the distance to the highest impression from the top edge of the dune was determined to be approximately five feet (according to both Witnesses) it was speculated that the maker had leapt  from the edge of the dune with its feet striking below the highest impression and in so doing, had fallen backwards upon its buttocks.  There are no visible marks in the photograph indicating the maker had used its hands or arms to right itself, however the steepness of the slope (55° at the impression) suggests it probably wasn’t necessary.

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Photo by Witness, 2017, used by permission.  Adapted by Sasquatch Tracker, 2017.

The area directly above the dune was inspected and there was a small game trail present.  However, there was no evidence that a large bipedal being had traversed the area.  The area directly below the tracks and the edge of the pavement is sand mixed with rock from the shoulder of the road and is spotted with vegetation.  (This area is not visible in the photograph.)  A scan of this area revealed no evidence as well.

It is difficult to make an assessment due to the length of time from time of discovery to the site visitation.  However, when the area’s prior history of encounters is considered along with the testimony of both witnesses and the accompanying image, my conclusion is that this can be attributed to a Boreal Sasquatch.

Godspeed, loyal readers…

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Tracks Discovered Along the AK Highway…

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As always, I hope all is well with all of you…  If any of you have friends or family in the Houston area, I sincerely hope they are alright…

I was contacted on August 26th to help identify some tracks that were discovered on July 23, 2017.  These tracks were located along the edge of the Alaska Highway.  (In fact you can see part of the road itself in the bottom of the photo.)  It’s difficult to get a sense of the scale, but you are viewing tracks left by a possible Boreal Sasquatch that walked down the dune before possibly crossing the road.

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Photo of Tracks Near the AK Highway.  Witness, Copyright, 2017.  Used with permission.

At first I suspected a person had climbed another section of the dune in order to get to a vantage point to take pictures of the local scenery, and then walked a few yards from the vantage point and descended the dune.  People report discovering “giant human like tracks” frequently to me in this area and during investigation I’m always able to determine that this is the case.

However, after brief email contact, the witness stated that they had suspected a “human goofing off” but ruled it out since there were no other tracks nearby indicating this.

My first impression is that this looks promising based on the information given by the witness.  I will be contacting the witness for further details and conducting a follow up investigation to make a final determination.  Incidentally, there are a handful of Boreal Sasquatch encounters within a ten mile radius of this new set of tracks that support my decision to pursue this further.  More to come…

Godspeed, loyal readers…

 

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Hunters, Be Vigilant!

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

Hunting season is upon us again here in Alaska and I want to remind all hunters to be extra vigilant while out in the field…

If anyone has any type of encounter, please contact me!

It would be pretty cool if you had a sighting, discovered some tracks or even heard howling or grunting sounds that could not be explained!  That’s the stuff I want to know about!

Of course you should be on the lookout for other possible evidence such as hairs, bones, partially eaten food items and possible nesting or shelter sites.  Even such things as tree rubs and scrapes that can’t be attributed to any known animal is of interest to me.

Here are a few tips that help make any possible evidence a bit more useful.  If you take photos of a particular piece of possible evidence, be sure to have something in the photo that shows the scale. I have seen plenty of photos of possible items but there was no way to gauge the size of the item.  I need something that can be used as a size reference.  A dollar bill works, so does a few coins.  I’m sure all of you have seen numerous photos of evidence containing these kinds of size references.

Use the GPS in your hunting pack.  Record the locations of any of your finds because it will be easy enough for me to conduct a follow up visit to the location if I have the latitude and longitude.

Be alert once the hunt is over.  There plenty of encounters in the database that describe Boreal Sasquatch making off with part of a moose or caribou that hunters couldn’t pack out in one trip.  Big game viscera is an excellent source of protein and any nearby Boreal Sasquatch would surely be taking advantage of it.

I wish everyone a safe and successful hunting season!

 

Godspeed, loyal readers…

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Total Solar Eclipse 2017!

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So, Total Solar Eclipse 2017?

I’m sure it was kind of cool in other places, but it was business as usual here.  Not much to brag about at N 62°41’ and a handful of seconds.

Godspeed, loyal readers…

 

 

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Upcoming Conferences…

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

Two years ago my family had a house fire.  That event changed our lives forever.  I can’t say things have gotten better, but I am grateful that my family survived.  I am also grateful that all of you pitched in and helped out.  I am so blessed to have loyal readers such as you.  Thanks again for all of your support and help!

Here are two upcoming conferences that you should know about:

The International Bigfoot Conference, September 1-3, 2017, Kennewick, WA.  Visit www.internationalbigfootconference.com for more details.

Big Sky Bigfoot Conference, September 22-23, 2017, Hamilton, MT.  Visit www.bigskybigfootconference.com for more details.

Sasquatch Tracker doesn’t necessarily endorse any one conference over another.  I’m just helping to spread the word of upcoming events that I learned about that may be of interest to all of you.

Godspeed, loyal readers…

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Sasquatch Tracker meets Strongman

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

June 2017 is almost history.  I spent most of the month unplugged.  I know, it’s hard to believe, but I needed a break from Sasquatch.  I worked on a few personal projects, cleared more brush from my property, and published a book on an unrelated topic.

On June 24th,  I attended the Alaska Scottish Club’s 2017 Highland Games in Palmer, AK. and represented Clan MacTavish.  I met and spoke with a long-time personal hero of mine, the legendary strongman Bill Kazmaier.  Bill holds dozens of world records involving feats of strength and is a down to earth kind of guy.  We had a very pleasant conversation and he offered me a few words of encouragement.  He even posed for a photo with me!  Thanks Bill!

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I have another busy week scheduled to wrap June up.  Sasquatch research will resume in July!  Godspeed loyal readers…………

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