Monday, June 29, 2015

Long Time No See!

Well, hello there! It's been a long time since I last sat down to write about my journey with the big guys. It was about a year ago, if I'm not mistaken, that I had settled in my mind that I was letting this blog go to focus more on the research itself. Little did I know what lay ahead of me. Through this past year I have seen many adventures, gained many friends and been to many places. Some I can speak about and some I will not. My beliefs have been strengthened and the values I hold onto have grown deeper. There have been several lessons learned. All in all I feel the more wiser (wouldn't take much). I couldn't have asked for a better path to be led down. 
Over the past few months I have been debating on going back to my writing. It's something I've really missed and I've decided to get back to it. Not saying I'll be able to post updates every week, but hopefully on a fairly regular basis. 
There are quite a few stories I am able to share and I plan to do so right here. To let you know where I am in my research today, I have several areas I visit on a regular basis. Some by myself and some with a VERY select few others. Some are within the Smokies National Park and some are not. On almost any given weekend I am in the woods at least one day or night. The Bigfoot are still interacting, and in some locations... on a much more intense level. 
I look forward to beginning a new chapter to this ongoing journey. 

These are just a few places and findings I've experienced over the past year...


























Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Getting Back To The Basics...


I’ve been debating over something for a very long time that would most certainly change a number of things related to my research of the Tennessee Bigfoot. Ever since I began my journey down this road of “lost innocence” I have allowed myself to be affected and influenced by so many in the same field of study. Many have had actual encounters and some have not. There are an abundance of opinions on the best way to go about gathering evidence and proof. There is so much division, strife and drama within the Bigfoot researching community. How did it become that way??



 In the beginning, I started out following the examples of few different researchers that I learned of from Youtube videos and online forums/blogs. It was all I had to go by at the time. I had no previous “Bigfoot researching experience”. All I had to go by was my first encounter that sparked an interest that has become a life changing journey. As time went by I quickly figured out which researchers were following the same path and style of research I was interested in and I still keep in contact on a regular basis with these researchers.



Something has changed in me over the past year or so. It’s been a constant gnawing in my stomach that I just kept putting on the back burner and I can’t ignore it any longer.

Many may not agree with my decision and believe me there is no shortage of opinions out there. I have decided to get back to the basics. I am including a blog write-up Scott Carpenter put out about a year or so ago.  The first time I read it I knew he had nailed something that I had been struggling with for quite a while. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve gone back and read it. This way isn’t for everyone. There are many styles and methods people use to “research” the Bigfoot. This just happens to be the one I feel truly called to follow.



 Overall I hope I’m making some type of sense to the readers of my blog. Thank you all for the great comments and support over the past year. I plan on continuing this blog, but it may be from a slightly different angle from here on out. Information will not come quickly, but I will post what I discover and as always I welcome comments and discussions on any post I put out.


 

Please read the following post by Scott Carpenter…

 

 The only way to truly study the Bigfoot is in its environment.  In order to do this TIME is required. Like Jane Goodall we need passionate and dedicated researchers willing to spend months or even years in the woods with the Bigfoot. Living there 24/7 building trust with a Bigfoot clan. This is the only way I see that we can ethically move forward. This is the logical next step. The problem is we are all amateurs and have no outside financial support for our research. Spending this kind of time will be impossible. This will slow down the research to a painfully slow crawl. Interaction will be built one weekend at a time instead of one day at a time.

 

I do find it interesting that Jane Goodall took a novel approach in her research.  Per a PBS special Goodall admitted that she had no “collegiate training directing her research”. She “observed things that strict scientific doctrines may have overlooked”. I find this extremely interesting and true of many Bigfoot researchers today. We are not trained in this field of research that is ignored and scoffed at by 99.9% of mainstream science. We do however, like Goodall, bring a common sense approach that is not shackled by “scientific doctrines”. When dealing with Bigfoot research you must think out of the box and be willing to be completely unconventional, that is the only way.

 

This focus on the study of Bigfoot is going to frustrate those still wanting “proof” or close up HD footage of the Bigfoot. The only way I see HD footage of a Bigfoot being taken (without killing one) is through what is commonly called “habitation”. The researcher is going to have to select a location that is in the Bigfoot’s home range and then spend as much time as possible in this area. The video cameras must be turned off, trail cameras taken down, hair traps removed, and the senseless wood knocking and screaming has to cease.

 

The “real” work now begins! The day to day field work of going into the home area and making yourself available. We must learn to be unconventional! We are attempting to make contact and have interaction with a race of people whose very survival depends on their ability to avoid us and remain hidden.  Trust must be built. We must study what little information we have about them from the Native Americans and those with long term habituation. We must be aware these are people and we are studying another culture not some wild animal. They do and will have customs that we must learn and respect if we are to interact and learn about them. We must realize the truth about them, not all of them are the “benevolent keepers of the forest”. Like any culture they have a criminal or rogue element and we must be aware of and prepared for this.

 

We must find a way to communicate with them. Scott Nelson is doing ground breaking work but we must do more than just transcribe what they uttering and translate it. We need a primmer and we need it fast! We may find that there are dialects and different languages spoken across the geographic regions of the country.  I am fortunate that my area of research is near the infamous “Carter Farm”. Thanks to Mary Green’s work with Janice Carter we have a dictionary via her book “Fifty Years with Bigfoot”. The DNA study has vindicated Mary and her work. The dictionary of Bigfoot words and phrases contained in her book will be a valuable tool.

 

I am already receiving some disgruntled comments from those who think I should cover the exterior of my house with video surveillance gear. First off I tried that, does not work. Second when I was recording constantly I found there is no way to watch that much footage! If I recorded at night that is 12 hours a day! Even on fast speed it takes at least 2 hours per day to watch and to be honest with multiple cameras I just do not have that kind of time! Plus I think this is counterproductive. My goal is no longer to “prove” Bigfoot exist but to study and interact. So if my house is bristling with dozens of electronic recording devices that does not send a friendly “come and visit” message. I hope one day to make contact sitting out back at night. That will not be done with video cameras running.

Those who follow Bigfoot research will need to be patient because the progress will be slow. Advancements will be made in inches not feet. Building a rapport with a local group of Bigfoot will take time, effort, and patience from us all.

 

The next phase of Bigfoot research is going to be exciting but I see many of the “fair weather” Bigfoot fans and researchers moving on to the next “big thing”.  That usually happens when the “real work” begins.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bigfoot Home Visitations - 2 Part Update Video

As the big fellows continue to visit our home things are becoming extremely interesting. Around this time last year they seemed to have moved on, but even as I am writing this "Mr. Bright Eyes" is right down the hill tonight. 

Since my last video I have found two footprints, gifts have been taken, rocks continue to be moved and an overnight recording produced some strange findings. Several audio clips are on this two part video. 


 Part 1





Part 2


Friday, December 27, 2013

The Rock Games Begin!

Seems the Bigfoot may finally be taking interest in a rock stack I made a few weeks ago. I started placing rocks in different patterns on top of a stump at the edge of the hill beside our home. This location is right up the hill from where we've been seeing our nightly visitors. About once a week I'll make changes to the layout of the rocks. The last time I changed them was 12/22/13. 


On Christmas Day (12/25/13) I went out to look at them and found something very interesting about the two large rocks on the left side. The top rock had been completely flipped over and placed back down! 


When I saw this I did not touch or change anything about the stack, but left it alone to see if anything else would happen. Today (12/27/13) I noticed the small arrowhead shaped rock on top of the small stack of three had been turned just slightly. 


After taking pictures, I rearranged the rocks again. Now we'll just wait and see if the games continue!

Some folks may say anything could have caused the small rock to be turned so slightly, and they may be right. However I firmly believe when dealing with establishing some sort of relationship/habituation you have to pay attention to and question the smallest details. The slightest adjustment to a rock could be communication of some sort...who knows? These guys are smart, possibly much smarter than we could ever imagine. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Enhanced Still Shots From Eyeglow Video


Fellow East Tennessee bigfoot researcher Scott Carpenter did some enhancement work on a few still shots he took from my eyeglow video. When I say "enhancements" I mean that he enlarged the eye and inverted the colors to bring out more detail. No other changes were made so what you see is what was there. The subject is still visiting on a nightly basis and I am still working to capture as much evidence as I can before it's gone.


 












Saturday, December 7, 2013

Bigfoot Home Visitations - Eyeglow Update

Well, last night (12/6/13) was interesting to say the least. For the past couple weeks things have been pretty quiet. The only exception has been the nightly glowing eye down in the woods. Last night we had some friends over and as usual things eventually led into a Bigfoot conversation. We had just finished watching the eyeglow video and decided to go out on the porch and see if it was actually there. Just like clockwork there it was. Almost like it was waiting on us to come outside. 
While watching it we were discussing all options of anything else it could be when all of a sudden it dropped down about 5 feet in an extremely quick and smooth fashion. It appeared that it had been standing up and then dropped to the ground or at least a squatting position.  Not a sound was heard. At that point it started to slowly move side to side and get extremely bright when we would talk to it. 
After seeing that I went inside to get a granola bar to throw down to it while my friend stayed out on the porch. I was almost to the door heading back outside when my friend came inside and said he wasn't staying out there by himself after what he just heard! He said as soon as I went inside he heard loud heavy bipedal footsteps walking through the woods directly in front of the cabin. 
If this was the case that would mean there were more than one out there as that area is approximately 30-40 yards to the right of where the eye was. 
We went back outside and this time my friends wife came with us. I asked her to speak to it to see what would happen as there have been interesting results in my past research when a female would be around or speaking. When she started talking to it the eye would glow extremely bright and move back and forth. 
I then walked out into the backyard to toss the granola bar down the hill toward the glowing eye. My friends stayed on the porch and said when I went out into the yard they could see it turn toward my direction glowing brightly. 
Once back on the porch we heard one of the corn feeders I have set up down in the woods start to rattle like something was trying to get corn. The feeders were empty so maybe they were asking for more corn??
I did not have the camera running of course as it was a spur of the moment thing that we went outside. It most definitely will be running tonight and I also have an audio recorder running all night strapped to a tree about 15 feet away from where we are seeing the eyeglow. 


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bigfoot Home Visitations - Eyeglow

I'm finally learning how to use a new software program to produce my videos. My desire is to present my experiences to the reader/viewer in a simple, interesting and well organized way that is straight to the point.

All that being said, we have been experiencing an occasional nightly "visitor" at our home over the past few weeks. While sitting on our porch late in the evenings we started noticing a small glowing light at the edge of our yard just inside the tree line. I'm not quite sure what this fellow is up to, but while investigating the area I discovered a small clearing of matted down leaves and pine straw right in the location where we are seeing the glow.



One evening a couple of weeks ago I set up my camera with Gen1 night vision monocular on a tripod and left it running for several hours while we went inside. This was around 10-11pm and I was pretty amazed at what was recorded.