Sierra Tahoe Bigfoot Research

This site is dedicated to the research of bigfoot, and it's habitat, in the Tahoe and outlying Sierra region of Nevada and California. We listen to witnesses who want to talk about their experiences, and keep them confidential unless otherwise requested. Our mission is to learn as much as we can about the possible existence of the sasquatch, in the hope that we can all gather a better knowledge of the species, then ultimately, we as a race understand that it's habitat, and way of life, must be protected.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Comment & Question: Have I Seen A Sasquatch?

Here's a comment and question, posted today, made on a previous post. I just thought I'd post it since I gave my usual, long winded answer. Please feel free to write comments at the bottom of any of the blogs, or write me directly at

Anonymous said...

"Just wanted to comment that this is a really great blog. I also like that you follow Cliff Barackman, me and a few other Squatchers I know follow Mr. Barackman too. He also keeps a really great blog, wish he would post more often - always learn something new. Have you personally seen a sasquatch? Keep up the great posts!"

Thank you! I appreciate the comments! Glad to hear when anyone reads, and enjoys the blog.

I forgot exactly how I found Cliff's blog, I think I was just surfing the net, maybe a google search. But I probably spent several hours just going back through his posts and reading all I could take in. Good stuff! I had, and still have, another blog, related to my work, So, with my heavy interest in Sasquatch, I thought blogging about something I really enjoy, would be a fun excursion from the serious stuff, and if you look at my other blog, I've fallen behind posting there because I've become addicted to the Bigfoot stuff! So, I started the Bigfoot Blog. I agree. I impatiently wait for Cliff to post new stuff. I spend a lot of time bouncing between him and Autumn Williams blog, waiting for them to post new stuff!

As for my Sasquatch experience? No sightings. I only had, what I think were a few "experiences," that now I look back on, with the Squatch knowledge I now have, and think maybe I've been close to a Squatch or two. I wrote about it when I first started the blog. Here's the link:

Besides the McKenzie River, I also had similar experiences, out near the Oregon Coast in 1994. It was up at a place called Table Mountain. It was quite the drive up a dirt logging road, just off the Alsea River, near the town of Alsea. I was scouting a mining property up there. I made regular trips, alone up there. It was old growth forest, bordered by some GP clear cut areas. Never thought of Bigfoot back then, but always felt like I was being watched. On my trips up there, I did see plenty of deer, and a bobcat. There was a source of water up there too. A small spring that formed a trickle of a stream that percolated up out of the ground. It was picture perfect Squatch country. Quite a beautiful place, until you see the clear cuts.

I haven't seen a Bigfoot, but I know they exist. Too many credible witnesses, and quality footprint casts, backed with the opinions of experts, like Dr. Meldrum, makes it pretty clear to me. I've made the point before that, "I have been a scuba diver for 27 years, and I've never seen a Great White, but I know the exist."

Thanks again for the comments! I really appreciate them!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy and Safe Holidays! When you sit down at the table tonight, in your warm and toasty homes, remember to include the Squatches in your thoughts!

Best Regards To You All!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

More Bigfoot Humor from NBC

As I was surfing around to find another link for the Today Show-Kathy Lee-Bigfoot footage, as the Hulu footage had expired, I came across this from 2008.

For those of you who have never seen this before (I know I hadn't), here's more Bigfoot humor from NBC.

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Again, sorry to those of you looking for more serious Bigfoot material, but Squatch news, especially in the Sierra/Tahoe region, has been rather scarce as of late, kinda like the "Big Guy" himself/herself. In the meantime, please feel free to post comments, or email me at

Monday, December 21, 2009

Because of Kathy Lee, I'm Now Called a "Bigfoot Geek!"

I've been paid an incredible compliment, by one of the most respected media organizations in the country! The Independent, of Cleveland, Ohio.

For those who didn't catch that, that was SARCASM.

How they came across my obscure little blog, I'll never know. They did a little story, "Kathie Lee Disses Ohio Bigfoot Hunters." Obviously, the Independent's editor, James Renner, is a big Kathy Lee fan. Again, SARCASM.

"Anyway, as you can imagine, local Bigfoot hunters are geeking out about this." This was the compliment he paid to me, and linked the "geeking" part to my "Bigfoot on NBC's Today Show" article.

Thanks Mr. Renner! Yes, I am a Bigfoot Geek! I love it! Bigfoot Geek! I would just like to point out that you did call me a "local Bigfoot hunter." Maybe you did badly in geography back in elementary school, but my blog is called, "Sierra Tahoe Bigfoot Research." The Sierras, nor Tahoe is anywhere near Ohio. Just thought I'd point that out to you. I'm about 2300 miles from you Dude! That's OK, my ex is terrible at geography too. She thought the country to the north of us, was Russia. Also, I'm not a "Bigfoot Hunter." I like to refer to myself as a "Bigfoot Researcher." Again, because basically, I'm a geek, not a hunter.

If you'd like to read what Mr. Renner had to say on Independent's website, CLICK HERE.

Well, after poking around on The Independent's website, under the "WTF?!?" section, I have found that Mr. Renner, himself, is a Bigfoot Geek too! Right on Dude! CLICK HERE to read another one of Mr. Renner's Bigfoot articles.

Sorry folks! I had nothing to write about, and just felt like writing.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bigfoot on NBC's Today Show

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I just watched this video via Cliff Barackman's blog, and posted a comment there.

I'm glad Bigfoot got some press, though it was a more poking fun, than them trying to give it any credibility. I'm glad they at least included some airtime to Dr. Meldrum, though it wasn't even enough. Seemed as though they were more concerned with getting to the slapstick, rather than lending it any credibility. I'm not familiar with the guy from Ohio who is featured in the video. I'll have to watch the video again, and try and get his name, so I can familiarize myself with him.

I'll admit, I got a little flustered toward the end of the segment. Then I read something Cliff wrote in his blog, that made me feel better. "There's nothing to take personally. Their mockery is directly proportional to their own ignorance of the subject." I love it! I hope you don't mind that I quote you? (lol) Thanks Cliff!

Read Cliff's blog on Today Show clip by Clicking Here. He's also included an article about Dr. Meldrum's appearance on the show.

Cliff Barackman: Columbia Pioneer Update, and My Case in the Stigma of Bigfooting

Columbia Sportswear Pioneer of the Outdoors

Mr. Barackman has received "Runner-up" recognition for his great video that he submitted to Columbia Sportswear for their "Pioneer of the Outdoors" contest. He did it to raise awareness in the "Squatch" and Sasquatch Research.

I'm glad he received recognition from them, but seriously? I am a little disappointed. He obliterated the rest of the competition in votes, but the final decision was made by Columbia. I thought they'd eat up his video and love it! Come on! The humor which Cliff added to his video reminded me a bit of the old Columbia "Ma Gert Boyle" ad campaign, that was on also on the humorous side. I actually was thinking what a great spokesman Cliff would make, and that snippets of his video would make a great TV commercial. But, then again, there is a stigma that goes along with Bigfoot, and Bigfoot research. Let's face it, the mainstream looks at us, and tends to roll their eyes a bit.

Here's my case, as an example. I am divorced, and have two young children. My relationship with my ex can be rocky at times, and my time with my children is regulated by how well we are getting along. Yes, she's not suppose to do that, but besides going back and forth to court, it's much easier to regulate the relationship. Long story short..... if she knew that I was this interested in Bigfoot, knew that I actually have a Bigfoot blog, and intend on going out and conducting my own research, she would freak, and probably take me to court to try to make me out to be a wacko. She wouldn't have a case, but it would still cause a problem, and undeniable stress. This is why I haven't mentioned my last name on my blog or any posts, just in case she Googles me. I'm trying to save myself from any headache, the BF stigma would cause, in relation to my family life. It's sad, because otherwise, I don't give a damn what people think, but I have to stay "in the closet" about my Bigfoot interests, because my kids. They mean far too much to me, so because of the mainstream ignorance to Sasquatch and the associated stigma, I will remain in the closet, until the exitstence of Bigfoot is, in the least, proven to my ex.

As for Cliff Barackman and his "Runner-up" finish? Congratulations Cliff! I am happy for you! I'm glad you are satisfied in their decision. Maybe I was just too optimistic, and biased. Please go read his blog, and the letter that Columbia Sportswear sent to Cliff, by Clicking Here.


Monday, December 14, 2009 Autumn Follows Up on Color Analysis of Bigfoot Photos

Autumn Williams, of, wrote a great article on color analysis, and it's usefulness on Bigfoot Photos, ie. the latest Minnesota Photo.

Click Here to read her Blog.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bigfoot: Follow-up on the Minnesota Photo from the BFRO

I just came across what the BFRO had to say about the Minnesota Trailcam Photo. I just thought I'd pass it along. Funny, they mention the name "Biscardi" (not one of my favorites).

CLICK HERE to read the BFRO article.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Bigfoot In the Northwoods-MINNESOTA and Video From NEW MEXICO

I was made aware of this story on Autumn Williams' Blog. Now I see it on the front page of Yahoo. So, I thought I'd pass it along. Here's the article link that was on Yahoo: CLICK HERE.

(Read the story first, so you know what I'm talking about. Thanks!) I tend to agree with Autumn's view, that it looks like a suit to me. There is just no form to it at all, especially the legs and back. Just looks like a baggy suit hanging off of someone. To get a better look, I played with the photo a bit. Try this: Save the picture file, and open it in one of your basic photo viewing programs, zoom in, then play with the contrast, and brightness/exposure. It helps to get a little better view of it. I also notice the "butt" is really flat and has no shape, after I played with it for a while. Gluteal muscles tend to be some of the largest muscles in most mammals. This specimen, appears to have none. If it's a real Bigfoot? Great! I don't want to seem like I'm trying to discredit them. I'm just trying to be objective.

I just hate hoaxers, because they tend to take away credibility from the real evidence that so many good researchers work so hard to collect. Again, I'm not saying this is a hoax. I only wish the picture was of better quality.

Autumn also has some video from NM posted on her blog. CLICK HERE to go to her links. I've seen these before, while surfing around on youtube. Yes, it is blurry, and yes, I wish they went up for a closer look, but what do we know we would do in their situation? Would I run up there trying to get a better view, or would I just stay at a safe distance, and then get the heck out of there? Who knows? Interesting footage, nonetheless.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bigfoot Sighting in San Antonio

December 3, 2009, a couple report a late night encounter with a possible Bigfoot. I first read about this report on Autumn Williams' blog at

Click here to go to link to her page, where she has audio clips, and video.
Thanks Autumn!
Below is a satellite view of the surrounding area to the west. The sighting occurred on the very west edge of San Antonio (red). I pointed out the possible wilderness areas (yellow lines), of which the Sasquatch, could have traveled from that night. That is Medina Lake to the west.

There have been other Bigfoot reports, involving the possible scavenging of roadkill. Maybe this particular Squatch, was following some of the more major roads, looking for roadkill? If I had to forage for myself, this would be one of my first choices. What do you think?
Original links may no longer work. Listen to the original 911 call from the original witness, below.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Recount of a Solo Camper's Bigfoot Encounter in the Tahoe National Forest

I recently received an email about a possible Bigfoot sighting in the Grass Valley, California area. I'm still waiting for details, but in the meantime, this has spurned my focus to be redirected to this area. I have spent most of my Internet research time, focusing on the Sierras, south of Lake Tahoe. Grass Valley is northwest of Lake Tahoe, and is within an easier commute from my home here in Reno, compared to the other areas I've been researching. Honestly, I have yet to begin any of my own field research, but I am still slowly acquiring equipment, and now weather will become an issue. I'm hoping I will be able to begin my field expeditions in the Spring.

After reading some reports, from other websites, on sightings in this aforementioned area, I have come across a report, that is particularly well written, and it's details made for some compelling reading. The man's recounting of his experience was rather vivid, and chilling. It occurred on August 1, 1986, while camping solo, along with his dogs. Click here to read his story from the BFRO website. In his report he gave a link to a topo map of the approximate location where he had his encounter. I have done a little digging, and have found the area on a satellite imaging map, to give you a clearer picture of the location and it's environment.

While I was researching the location, I started to think about what I had written a few posts ago, regarding "Squatching Ethics" (click here to read). This is a new endeavor for me. I'm new to Bigfoot Research, but I have some very clear ideas about what my main objectives are. Protecting the Sasquatches' habitat, and way of life, is my main objective. How to go about it is a whole 'nother issue. (Which is covered very well by Autumn Williams in a 5 part series on her blog. Click here.)

So, I start thinking, "Am I compromising my objective, by releasing this clear view of the encounter's location to the general public?" In this case, I think not. For one reason, it's not as if I'm a particularly brilliant individual with special gifts that I share with the world. I found this using a decent Internet map search in about 5 minutes. Secondly, the aforesaid encounter happened over 13 years ago. I think most Bigfoot researchers agree that these beings are transient. They don't stay in one location for long, as they may just go to where the food is. So, the chance that this same Sasquatch is still in this immediate area, are probably slim at best. Third, this area is dotted with many small mountain lakes and is accessed by many outdoor enthusiasts. These lakes can see quite a lot of traffic in the Summer months. It's not like this is a secret, desolate area. So.... I think it is safe to share this one.

To make a long story short, I'm just making an effort to be responsible. Let's face it! We have no idea of the sort of people who are accessing and reading these posts. Some people have ideas of bringing in a Sasquatch trophy, to show the world. Others, not mentioning any names (Biscardi:)~, want to capture a Bigfoot to put on display as the 8th wonder of the world, just like the guy in King Kong. (This is another thing I've been wanting to address, in a future blog entry.) By the way, if you haven't seen it, try getting a hold of "Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie." Excellent, but sad. It is not full of BF facts, or footage, but explores the life of 2 BF researchers, and the lives they lead. I'll leave it at that. I was able to get it through Netflix. In it, is an example of the man, and how he used these guys, threw one of them under a bus, for his own selfish means. (Again, thats a whole 'nother story.)

Ok. Sorry I digressed. Here are the maps I pulled up for your reference, to go along with the Solo Camper's encounter. On the second map, Webber Lake is marked in orange. It was mentioned in the report, as a reference point, in his location description.

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