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.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

NEVADA CRYPTIDS: The Hell Dogs of El Dorado Canyon

El Dorado Canyon, Nevada


I was contacted by a gentleman, who's working on a project, and is looking for information on the "Hell Dogs" or "Hell Hounds of El Dorado Canyon. El Dorado Canyon is outside of Las Vegas, near the Colorado River and the Hoover Dam.

He's exhausted his resources via search engines, and is looking for more witnesses, or anyone that knows someone that has had an encounter with anything suspicious, canine like, out at El Dorado Canyon.

Read more about it by clicking here, to go to the Legends of America website.

Email me at stbigfoot@gmail.com. I'd appreciate any input. Thanks!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SASQUATCH: Research and Shooting.... REALLY???

Autumn Williams, at Oregon Bigfoot, wrote a piece on her blog about what a long term witnesses view is on some techniques being employed by most researchers today. That's not all, but it's the gist of it. If you are a researcher, aspiring to start, or if you're just into everything "bigfoot," I highly recommend that you read it.

Click Here to read Shooting Sasquatch: A long-term witness perspective, on the Oregon Bigfoot Blog.


Autumn has the trust of several long-term witnesses who share their experiences with her, and she wrote about one of those witness experiences in her book, Enoch: A Bigfoot Story (pictured above)In her latest blog article, Autumn and a long-term witness make some great points about mainstream research techniques. In a radio interview, I once referred to Autumn as the "Fairy Godmother to the Sasquatch." I meant that as a compliment. I don't think that there is a bigger advocate for the well being of the bigfoot, than Autumn Williams. I have always admired her for that. When I was just starting out as an armchair bigfoot blogger, her Oregon Bigfoot site, especially her blog, was one of the places that I learned a lot from. The other place I absorbed a lot was on Cliff Barackman's blog.

When I started to go out into the field, I decided to use an approach where that if there were bigfoot in the area, I would try to habituate them to me. If I found evidence of possible bigfoot activity, I would keep returning to that area. I wore the same shirt, pants and cap, every time, to be recognizable. I wanted them to see that I was respectful, and quiet, and show that I was not a threat. Whenever I stopped for a break, I'd eat an energy bar, fruit or whatever, and I'd leave some behind as a gift, as if I was sharing. To me, it's not "baiting" because I'm sharing what I have, and hopefully they watch me eat. I always took these breaks going up the mountain, and on the way back, what I left behind was gone. More than likely, it was taken by birds, woodchuck, squirrel or raccoon, but I always wanted to show that I was sharing. I didn't tree knock or make calls. That was my routine on day trips.

Then I started to overnight, with my buddy Woodrat. We employ much of the same techniques. I wear the same clothes, no deodorant for 3-4 days we're out there. I only change socks. If the sasquatch have an acute sense of smell, I want them to become familiar with my scent. I wear the same clothes as I wore on my one day trips. Woodrat's area was about 20 miles from my research area, with a viable travel corridor of valleys, and a river connecting my area to his. It is a migration path that I believe the same sasquatch family group could use as they move around to forage for food. I wanted to remain familiar if they are.

I digress..... Back to Autumn's blog.

I don't like bashing or talking bad about other researchers. I'll try not to in this case. This article brought out a very disturbing bit of information that I wasn't aware of. The reason she referenced "Shooting" in the title, was that there was an incident where a researcher shot at a bigfoot to "collect a specimen." Are you freakin SERIOUS??? REALLY??? The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy.... Yes! "Conservancy!" On their website, they describe the incident, which occurred during their "Operation Endurance," which covered several weeks in the summer of 2011. In their report, they wrote, "The TBRC investigator fired upon the animal with an auto-loading shotgun in an attempt to collect a specimen." Then they further described how they went tracking the "animal" by looking for blood spots left behind. Just as if they were hunting deer. I'm totally sickened by how they so matter-of-fact-ly, discuss the blatant attempt to kill a sasquatch, all in the name of research. How can they even call themselves "Conservancy?" Who the ______ do they think they are!?!?!?!? To me, it's like an anthropologist going to the Amazon and shooting a member of a pygmy tribe, so they can "collect a specimen," and prove their existence to the world. It's not like we're collecting insects or rodent's here! Sasquatch are far too near human, to be considered a "specimen." I'm sure I'll get some hate mail, but that's fine. I'm entitled to my opinion and so are they. I know 99% the bigfoot community does not condone this. Read the Operation Endurance report by Clicking Here.

What's more egregious is that they may have wounded one. So, what does that group of bigfoot think of humans now? What will they do to protect their family from human's? What would you do? I know what I'd do! Anyone who came into my home, uninvited, who I think might harm my family, will probably not leave alive. So how are these particular sasquatch going to react the next time a human is around? This was totally reckless and irresponsible on the TBRC's part. I've yet to read anywhere that they did not condone the behavior of the shooter. If they have, I apologize, but I've yet to find such. My eyes are literally buggin out of my head right now. My blood pressure is about to make my brain explode. What about you?

Then there's the whole "Sierra Kills" incident, which I've never addressed. I truly hope it's a hoax. Where Justin Smeja supposedly killed those 2 bigfoot, is an easlily traveled route, about 30 miles from where Woodrat and I have our suspected group moving trough. Because of real life issues, Woodrat and I haven't had the chance to overnight up there since the supposed shooting. I'm extremely disturbed at the fact that the sasquatch, we were trying to establish a rapport with, may have fallen victim to human stupidity. It's disturbing all together.

"There's no one in the world who causes more trouble than humans. They drive me crazy! I get so mad when I think about humans, I could scream!" ~Snoopy

Friday, March 9, 2012

Politics, Negativity and Sasquatch



I'm relatively new to the world that is "Bigfoot Research." (2.5 years) In that short amount of time, I've noticed an inordinate amount of politics and negativity, compounded by the huge egos of a few squatchers, in the research/blogging community.

The only reason I bring this up is because, my squatchin buddy, Woodrat, was getting tired of all the severe negativity directed at the photo released by Melissa Hovey. There's a big difference between criticism, and blatant negative assault. There's has been way too much of the latter, and this was the final straw for him. Woodrat wrote the following to get some of what he's feeling off his chest:

Negativity in the Sasquatch Research World

I have been squatching for over 10 years . And it was when everyone, well not everyone in the squatching community had a great positive outlook. Now it seems like everybody is more interested in tearing apart the person who posts any possible evidence they might have found. They can be very vindictive and some times just ruthless in there remarks. Yes, I will admit that there are more hoaxes and just plain stupid stuff out there, in my area that I squatch in. There has been a big increase in hoaxes ever since all the sasquatch shows have become popular on TV. Now it seems like you can not go near a campground at night without hearing someone out in the near by woods screaming there heads off, or trying to beat a tree to death.

The worse thing is all the idiots and crackpots putting on ghillie suits or costumes trying to scare people around hiking trails and roads, this is not only crazy but could be deadly to the hoaxer for a couple reasons. First, there are people actively trying to shoot a sasquatch. Scare the wrong person you could also get shot. Second, the worse thing, it's making the sasquatch world nothing but a big joke to most people, then we make it worse, when we the sasquatch research community can do nothing but tear each other apart with nothing but negative criticism about each others work.

If the bigfooting community does not get its act together, and start acting respectful to one another, we will never get above just being a joke to most people. I do understand we will never get rid of the "arm chair," so called researcher that has never stepped into the woods, those who will never get into the woods to do research, but just sit at home bashing the researchers that are working in the field. I do thank some at home researchers that have helped immensely with cleaning up videos and sound files and there work of putting reports together. To them, I do say, "Thank you." We need to work around the disrespect, to build back our reputation to ever be considered a viable field of research.

I do realistically believe we will have a hard time of it, for we have lost all, if not most of our credibility. I truly thank all those who have stuck with it and even have put there professional reputations at risk to keep sasquatching, to go out into the woods, and do the research needed to scientifically prove to the world that sasquatch DO or DON'T exist, even though we all know they do.

For those of you fellow squatchers that have kept the faith through all the negativity that we are dealing with at this time, let's get back to work. Support those who are publishing the unbiased information, and most of all, ignore the negative elements that are hindrance to our psyche. Go squatching! Have fun, and be safe.

By Woodrat the Sasquatch Searcher


Craig Woolheater wrote a piece on Cryptomundo, about Jeff Meldrum's side of the Sierra Kills story. I just read this last night: Jeff Meldrum Addresses Sierra Kills Rumors. I want to thank Craig for writing the article, and it just made me all the more aware that I need to get on Cryptomundo more often.

This is a great example of how Dr. Jeff Meldrum, the one man who gives bigfoot research the most credibility, can get thrown under the bus. Read the article.

I'm a hobbyist. Most researchers are. Some haven't even been out in the field, nor have they ever seen or been near a squatch. Yet these few individuals want to tear other people down. Yes, many over embellish stories. Yes, some even make things up. It's sad that people have to do that. All I can say is, "Knock it off already!"

Luckily, I've had little negativity thrown at me. I could care less when it does come. I'm not looking for notoriety, or a pat on the back from anyone. I do this for myself. I do it because I enjoy it. PERIOD.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

NEVADA SASQUATCH: Jordan's Bigfoot Encounter on Mysterious Universe


Benjamin Grundy and Aaron Wright, from Mysterious Universe, read Jordan's Nevada Bigfoot encounter on their podcast, Episode 707. They do a terrific job as story tellers and help recreate the scene. They cover a variety of cryptozoology and parnaormal type topics that most of us, of the squatchier persuation, like to hear about.

Click Here to go to the podcast to hear them narrate Jordan's encounter, which begins about 6 minutes in.

mysteriousuniverse.org

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