Hello again Sasquatch Fans of All Ages…
As always, I hope all is well with each of you…
The newest outbreak of Cabin Fever is around the corner! It was a brisk 46° below zero on the thermometer in my Jeep earlier today. The last handful of days have not been much warmer. When temperatures stay below -30°, Cabin Fever begins its incubation stage. In another day or two, the symptoms will be visible on all of us, including Sasquatch Tracker’s awesome K-9 pals. Don’t worry though, there is a cure for Cabin Fever. It’s called the rest of the year when it is warmer. Call me crazy if you wish, most people do.
So, today I want to share a passage with you that I came across while doing some “homework” for an ongoing project. Take a look:
…They are prodigiously nimble from their Infancy… I observed the Young Animal’s flesh to smell very rank, and the Stink was somewhat between a Weasel and a Fox, but much more disagreeable… They are strong and hardy, but of a cowardly Spirit… They dig up Roots, eat several Kinds of Herbs, and search about for Carrion, or sometimes catch Weasels and Luhimuhs (a sort of wild rat) which they greedily devour.
Nature hath taught them to dig deep Holes with their Nails on the Sides of a rising Ground, wherein they lie by themselves; only the Kennels of the Females are larger, sufficient to hold two or three Cubs.
They swim from their Infancy like Frogs, and are able to continue long under Water, where they often take Fish which Females carry home to their Young… (Swift in Bayanov, 2011).
This is from Gulliver’s Travels by Irish author Jonathan Swift. No kidding. Written 293 years ago (1726), Swift is describing a “Yahoo”.
That’s what wildmen and Sasquatch were called long before Al Gore fathered the internet. You could argue that Swift is describing a bear until you get to the description of the swimming. Bears don’t swim like frogs, but Sasquatch do and there are several eye witness reports from southeast Alaska confirming a breaststroke type swim.
Your food for thought. Let it sink in.
Godspeed, loyal readers…
Bayanov, D. 2011. BIGFOOT RESEARCH The Russian Vision. Hancock House Publishers, Blaine, WA and Surrey, BC, Canada.
Swift, J, 1726.  Guliver’s Travels (Part IV, A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms, Chapter VIII). Oxford.