Spray Painting Sasquatch Tracks? Yep, you can do that…

Images Copyright 2015. C. Thompson

Images Copyright 2015. C. Thompson

Hello again Sasquatch Fans…

I thought I would share a tip I just picked up from the May-June 2015 issue of Evidence Technology Magazine that could be pretty helpful to all of us when documenting Bigfoot and Sasquatch tracks.

Forensic ITC Services owner Dwane S. Hilderbrand wrote an article entitled “WHY CAST? Making a difference with footwear and tire tread casts”.  In the article, Hilderbrand discussed the various merits of casting tracks such as having a three dimensional representation that could be used to demonstrate to a jury that is having trouble understanding the significance of footwear related to a case.

Bear in mind, Evidence Technology Magazine is geared towards crime scene management and the gathering, protecting and organizing of forensic evidence.  So what would this have to do with Sasquatch tracking?  Well, Hilderbrand said that footwear impressions in snow are difficult to photograph.  He suggested using a “dark-colored aerosol paint” applied to the track from one direction to highlight the characteristics of the footwear.  Likewise, light colored paint could be applied to impressions in soil. Think about that for a second. How many photographs of Bigfoot or Sasquatch tracks have you seen where you could not even tell they were tracks?  Would the use of paint on the track or impression have made for more clarity in the documenting photography before the cast was made?  I’ll answer for you, YES!

The application of paint is merely an extremely thin film that does not interfere with detail and the casting process.  Are those spiffy colored tracks in my graphic misleading?  Sure, but it got your attention.

I suggest adding spray paint to your evidence collecting kit and casting kit.  Godspeed loyal readers…

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About Sasquatch Tracker

I am a private and independent researcher currently concentrating my search for Sasquatch and Marked Hominids in the northern frontier of Alaska. The primary focus of my research, field investigation and expeditions are in the interior of Alaska and the border area of the Yukon Territory.
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6 Responses to Spray Painting Sasquatch Tracks? Yep, you can do that…

  1. Cool idea for tracking!!! I think We must find something environment-friendly, without residues… Edible colors (for cake design)?

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    • I like the idea of eco-friendly tracking… Not only low to zero residue, but as a tracker, you have to consider you are contaminating the “natural scents” along the trail as you paint. That could lead to future tracks never being on the same trail. Sort of educating a Sasquatch through smells / scents so he / she learns to avoid you more.

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  2. Hatcher Pass Tracker says:

    Well I like the idea of more contrast, another item to add to my field kit, a small can of spray paint! Wonder how it would work with different snow types? Will have to do some testing soon. Thanks for the tip!
    DAS

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    • DAS – Hatcher Pass Tracker…
      My testing will be on a product line of camo paints… Light tan to medium greens to a dark chocolate… I think that color range is going to cover all situations…

      Read WildTuscany’s comment… We should look for low residue or harmless residue paints…

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      • Hatcher Pass Tracker says:

        10-4 to that, I will look into some environmental spray paint. I Imagine the odor could affect lots of animals, either make them move away, or possibly attract some?

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  3. D.Shepherd says:

    Hello Michael, I found this info on Krylon H20 paint, sounds good except some reviews mention it foams up & is tough to use. That would be bad if trying to cast a rare track!I will pick some up, and test, if I can find it around here. Look! Krylon’s Low VOC Spray Paint

    |   | |   | |   |   |   |   |   | | Look! Krylon’s Low VOC Spray PaintWith how much we love to use spray paint to easily transform vintage (or curbside) finds, we were secretly feeling a little guilty since spray paint isn’t the … | | | | View on http://www.apartmentthera... | Preview by Yahoo | | | |   |

     Doug S

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