Over the last month I have been exploring new research areas for my team since it would seem what I have labeled as “Research Area #1” seems a bit played out, as activity seems to be dwindling off and not what it was.
One interesting note on #1 is that on September 11th, while the meat of the field team, led by Assistant Director, Bruce Barraclough, went to investigate lower areas, back at the base camp, Case Manager Stacey Horton and myself, had a rather large rock come crashing through the trees and land about 25 feet in front of us. (Mind you whatever had thrown it was throwing it uphill).
Rock thrown at me and Stacey Horton, 22:40 hours, 11- September – 2013.
I recovered the baseball sized rock. The interesting thing is that this type of stone is actually found some distance away. (1/2 mile) but is not indigenous to that particular area.
On September 25th, 2013 the team, explored a new area, well scouted by myself over the years. The area has a history of Sasquatch encounters going back to the late fifties.
As we entered the area, we discovered a sheep herd at some distance and it is quite an impressive sight to see hundreds of glowing eyes looking at you in the dark, albeit a bit unnerving at first.
(Left) Over 100 sets of eyes staring at us, (Right) What it looked like on the “Therm.”
We continued on to the lookout point which I had set as my “high water mark,” and began to scan the opposite shore across the river which was before us, with the thermal imager.
The opposite shore was barren of life it appeared, when suddenly a large splash, as if something rather large had been thrown into the water to my eight o’clock, which was on the same side of the river as the team.
I began to scan the side of the shore we were on, with the thermal imager and low and behold a solitary biped standing on the shoreline. It began to move towards us and then into the wood line disappearing.
I also scanned with the naked eye as well, to insure we weren’t looking at a late night fisherman, (despite the ruggedness to travel down to that area) and there was nothing but darkness, ( an IR scan also showed no IR lights, aka night vision was being used as well) so if it was a human they were using a naked eye to navigate the darkness.
Team member Ted Varamogianis and I bolted from our lookout and staked out the road we had just traveled up in hopes we might catch it crossing over to the more desolate and evergreen side of the road, but with no luck.
Road Ted and I dashed down to hopefully spy another glimpse.
It had either crossed over before we had gotten their, perhaps at another point, or could have hidden in the area some forty feet below us.
The next day, I traveled back to the location and took some comparison photos and look for signs of any trace evidence.
First was to pinpoint the location.
Unfortunately the terrain was not conducive to leaving track finds and the shore line was constantly under assault from boat wakes that cause water in some places to travel up to 3 feet over the shoreline.
One positive note, there was no sign what so ever of any human contamination. Leading me to suspect we had a successful mission.
The vantage point from which we were watching the solitary figure.
Site of where the solitary figure was hanging about and seen leaving.
Area immediately behind where the figure was. (Picture on left is facing in from shoreline, while picture on right is taken from the road some forty feet above.)
And last but not least, our woolen friends.
Our team for 9/25/13 – Deneen, Steve, Stacey, Squatch-D, Ted, and Jim.
I’d like to thank all of our team whom made it to the last two expeditions and outings, and a big thanks to Bruce Barraclough for his hard work.
Well gang updates and more investigations yet to come.
“Keep on Squatchin’”
Till Next Time