Abandoned, The History and Horror of Port Chatham, Alaska…

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

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

Welcome new readers!  Sasquatch Tracker continues to be picking up fans at a pretty steady rate.  Nothing wrong with that!  Thanks to all for your support!

Alright, let’s get to it… I just finished reading Larry “Beans” Baxter’s book:

ABANDONED: The History and Horror of Port Chatham, Alaska and I found it entertaining and inspiring! 

Baxter begins his book by describing an encounter he and his wife had near Sterling, AK, and follows up with a brief introduction about his personal background and how he became interested in Bigfoot.

Baxter then goes on to give a bit of history of Port Chatham, also known as Portlock, and discusses the establishment of a fish processing cannery and the employee housing.  He briefly talks about area’s natural resources by giving us a small look at the chromite and coal mining operations as well as the sawmills and logging businesses that took place nearby – all necessary background information for what is to happen next.

Baxter’s descriptions of the violence that took place is something right out of a good horror movie.  Having an ongoing interest Sasquatch violence, I was familiar with each of the encounters and even though I knew the fates of those who crossed paths with the Nantiinaq, I still caught myself hoping that the victims would somehow be able to escape.  I’d love to say more, but I don’t want to be the “spoiler”.

Baxter wraps things up by giving us some details and personal insights, including a handful of photographs, on the two trips to the area he was on with Extreme Expeditions Northwest, LLC. 

Baxter’s writing style flows wonderfully, and it will definitely capture your attention.  He presents the right amount of area history while recounting the horrific tales of Nantiinaq violence.  The combination of his personal experiences along with the insights surrounding the two expeditions makes this an easy to read and enjoyable book.

You can order this awesome book directly from Baxter’s website: www.alasquatchpodcast.com.  

Bottom line and final verdict: two thumbs up!   

Godspeed, loyal readers…

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Looking for Your Cryptid Photos…

Hello Again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages!

Happy Spring to All!  I hope everyone is fine…

The Boreal Bigfoot Expo is seeking your photos for that will be used as part of a special display at the expo.  It’s not limited to just Bigfoot, we’re looking for any cryptid photo you may have…

Thunderbirds?  Otter-man?  Dire Wolves?  Bear-dogs?  Wendigo?  True Giants?  Tcetin?  Adlets?  You bet!  We’ll look at all of them!

We are looking for photos of evidence as well…  Tracks, tree structures, broken or twisted trees, unexplained kill sites?  You name it, if you think it’s possible evidence of cryptid activity, send it in!

 

 

Godspeed, loyal readers…

 

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Boreal Bigfoot Expo, 2021…

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of all ages…

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

Welcome new followers! I say this frequently, but sincerely, it’s always nice to see new names on the roll call… Thanks again for everyone’s support!

The main website (www.sasquatchtracker.com) is down for revision right now.  You’ll still land on the home page, but it’s a placeholder.  My much younger than me tech guy is still working on the rest of the site…

Boreal Bigfoot Expo will be September 4th, 2021… Mark your calendars!!!

 

Godspeed, loyal readers…

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World Telemark Day and Boreal Bigfoot Expo…

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of all Ages…

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

Heavy spring snow here… One snow drift outside my living room window was nine feet deep… Just in time for World Telemark Day on March 6th. Whether you ski or not, or just think free-heel skiing is cool, be sure to enjoy the day! If you’re not sure what telemark skiing is, search for it in GOOGLE videos. You’ll be pleasantly surprised! (If you haven’t caught on yet, Sasquatch Tracker is a big fan of free-heel skiing…)

So, the Boreal Bigfoot Expo is coming to Fairbanks in September! I’m part of the planning group and I can tell you this event is going to be really cool! Guest speakers are being lined up, t-shirts designs are under consideration and vendor applications will be available soon. We even have a special night hike in the works and will be doing some “squatch” calling along with demonstrating field research methods that we use here in Alaska. How cool is that??!! Stay tuned for more information…

Godspeed, loyal readers…

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Punxsutawney Phil, 2021 Edition…

Hello Again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

As always, I hope everyone is doing well…

Happy Groundhog Day!

Punxsutawney Phil, 2021

Shadow or no shadow, it’s doesn’t seem to feel any closer to spring today. The sun is up and everything is bright and shiny, but my weather station shows -30 F…

Welcome new followers! It’s so nice to see new names appear on my roll call!

There’s still room in the planning group for an upcoming Bigfoot Expo to be held in the Fairbanks area… If you’re interested in helping out, contact me at admin@sasquatchtracker.com.

Godspeed, loyal readers…

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Bigfoot Expo in Alaska?

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

I hope all is well with each of you…

Welcome new fans!  A few more of you have signed up since the last post!  As always, it’s so nice to see new fans on my rollcall.  Thanks to everyone for their support! 

So, who is interested in Bigfoot Expo / Symposium here in Alaska?  Sasquatch Tracker is working with paranormal expert researcher Jessie Desmond on developing our very own presentation and we need some help.  This project is still in the planning and development phase, so I can’t give any specifics just yet.  However, we are compiling a list of volunteers and interested parties to help get this project launched. 

Volunteers should have an obvious interest in Bigfoot / Sasquatch, basic computer skills and a reliable internet connection at this point so we can begin planning online.  If this is something you can do or want to be a part of, contact me here and we’ll begin the conversation!

My winter research continues.  It’s not as steady and as often as I would like it to be.  That’s how it goes sometimes, and really most of the time in the COVID-19 era.  But slow and steady can sometimes win the race.  Feel free to verify that with any tortoise. 

Godspeed, loyal readers…

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The Rollercoaster Known As “2020”…

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

Happy New Year to all and I hope this year is truly a good one for everyone!

2020 was sort of tough.  We faced numerous sudden and extreme changes and events.  It was a real rollercoaster of a year.  Yet here we are, we made it through the year! 

Boreal Sasquatch activity took a big hit this year.  Not so much their activity, but the reporting of it.  I noticed a downward trend in the number of witnesses contacting me about sightings, finding tracks and other occurrences as early as April.  Typically, April is the time of year when the number of reports begin climb.  Winter is almost over in Alaska and with the weather getting nicer every day, people start venturing outdoors to shake off their cabin fever.  Lockdowns prevented this.  Other researchers have made similar comments about how COVID-19 has impacted their research too.  It’s just the way it was.    

2021 may be more of the same, but that won’t deter Sasquatch Tracker.  My research continues no matter what the social distancing conditions are.

Thanks to all for your support! Stay tuned…

Godspeed, loyal readers…

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Holidays, 2020

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

Welcome new readers! Sasquatch Tracker picked up a few more followers via the blog, Facebook and Twitter… It’s always nice to see new names on my roll call… Thanks for your interest!!!

Winter research continues: I’ve noticed an increase in the number predators (fox, coyote and lynx) in this area. I’m not quite sure yet how that ties to or how it may impact the local Boreal Sasquatch population… Time will tell. Stay tuned….

Godspeed, loyal readers…

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Dr. Bryan Sykes, 1947-2020

Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

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

I have a bit of sad news to relay to everyone: I recently learned that noted geneticist Dr. Bryan Sykes passed away on December 10, 2020.

Dr. Bryan Sykes

Sykes was born in London and as a young adult he developed an interest in the natural world and conducting experiments.  He was a good athlete and excelled at cross country running, rugby and swimming (Ferry, 2020).  

Sykes was extremely smart and very well educated.  He had degrees from Eltham College, the University of Liverpool, the University of Bristol and the well know University of Oxford.  Sykes was a very accomplished geneticist and focused on researching mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) because it remained relatively unchanged from generation to generation. In addition to research, Sykes also authored several books on mtDNA and its use to trace ancient ancestor populations (Ferry, 2020).

In the Sasquatch / Bigfoot world, Dr. Sykes was best known for his analysis of presumed Yeti and Bigfoot DNA.  Sykes concluded that the presumed Yeti samples may have been the result of a hybrid species of polar bear and a Himalayan brown bear.  He further concluded that the presumed Bigfoot samples closely resembled the genome of a paleolithic bear (Ferry, 2020).  Interesting work indeed.

Dr. Sykes was 73 years old.  Rest in peace Dr. Sykes.  We will all miss you…

Godspeed, loyal readers…

Ferry, G., 2020.  Bryan Sykes Obituary, The Guardian, US Edition, Online: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/dec/18/bryan-sykes-obituary (Accessed 20DEC20).

Photo: Anon, 2014.  Dr. Bryan Sykes Responds to Moneymakers’ Criticisms of Bigfoot DNA Study, Bigfoot Lunch Club, Online: http://www.bigfootlunchclub.com/2014/07/dr-bryan-sykes-responds-to-moneymakers.html (Accessed: 20DEC20).

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Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas Season Guide…


Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…

Here is Sasquatch Tracker’s Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas Season Guide!  Everything you need to know to be cool and stay sane this holiday season…

Thanksgiving:  Be nice and avoid talking about Biden, Trump, gun control or other topics that always end in fights. 

If for some reason you just can’t avoid these conversations, be sure to always take the pro-Sasquatch stance on every issue.  Slamming your fists on the table to emphasize your point is optional.  I don’t recommend it because you usually end up spilling something which instantly alienates you even more. 

Sneaking off to a back bedroom to watch Chuck Norris DVDs is always an acceptable alternative to being polite.  Remember, you’re making this sacrifice to keep the peace in your house.  Be the hero…

Black Friday: As always, I advise skipping it altogether.  COVID fears and shutdowns are helping you skip it this year so take advantage of this and go for a long hike in the woods. 

Skiing is another Sasquatch Tracker approved activity if you have the snow. 

A turkey based leftover meal in your ruck sack taking the place of a couple of trail bars?  Yes, that is appropriate. 

Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, the 12 Days of Christmas:  Hmmm, that’s easy too…  Hike, ski, hike, ski, hike, work on tracking skills, more Chuck Norris DVDs, ski, hike, ski, repeat…

Godspeed, loyal readers… 

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