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Bizarro World Bigfoot

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There's a few reasons I don't write much anymore. The main reason being I stay pretty busy with my other work. There's also the lack of content when it comes to things I enjoy writing about. New information, new ideas, things that can further the field of bigfoot research and investigation. Another big reason is I'm just kind of fed up with what the bigfoot subculture has become. The "Bigfoot Community", whatever you want to call it, has changed, and in my opinion it has changed for the worse.

The much worse.

It's to be expected that things would change in a field of study such as this. New people come along. New evidence is found. New ideas and theories are brought to the table for discussion. I understand and welcome that sort of change. What I didn't expect, was that the bigfoot world would slide backwards. Actually it more than slid, it was more of a complete collapse. A fall from a cliff edge only to smash on the rocks below. But it didn't d…

Missouri News Anchor Has Possible Bigfoot Encounter While Camping

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Maria Neider is an award winning, well respected news anchor from KY3 news in Springfield, Missouri.

You can imagine the surprise of many when she posted a video on her personal Facebook page, discussing a possible bigfoot encounter her and her family had during a recent camping trip in the Ozarks.










Bigfoot Sightings And Investigations On The Navajo Reservation

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When you think of New MExico and the Four Corners region of the United States, bigfoot probably doesn't come to mind. We're used to associating sasquatch with the Pacific Northwest, the forested mountains, and the swampy bottomlands of the South. But the Four Corners region has an extremely long history of reported sightings. The area actually has plenty of habitat to support these creatures, and while it may seem foreign to a lot of us outsiders, the locals certainly know the bigfoot are there.

Sightings and encounters take place on and around the Navajo Reservation on a constant basis. Whenever these events happen, the go to person to contact is Brenda Harris. Brenda is a Native American bigfooter with decades of experience.


Brenda recently joined Bigfoot Outlaw Radio to share some of her stories and findings over the years from investigations she's led on the Navajo Reservation, and the surrounding areas. This is an episode you definitely want to hear. Have a listen:


Why I Don't Believe In Bigfoot Portals

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If you're reading this you must want to know why I don't believe in bigfoot portals. Or perhaps you're here to try and shoot my beliefs down or discredit what I say. Maybe you're just here to troll. Your reason for being here doesn't really matter. What matters the most is why I'm writing this.

If you had asked me 10 years ago if I thought I'd ever write an article about bigfoot portals, I would have laughed at the ridiculousness of the question. Which is probably what I should be doing now. But alas, I find myself in a time where bigfoot portals are an actual topic of conversation. In fact I have been somewhat challenged by various individuals when expressing my disbelief in the alleged phenomenon.

What the hell happened to the bigfoot community?

Just like parenting, there is no prerequisite for joining the bigfoot community. Therefore the door is wide open to any and all individuals, including the flies, mosquitoes, and other pesky and annoying parasites…

Update! Woman Shares Her Terrifying Bigfoot Encounters On Podcast

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I recently shared a write up by Pamela Vasko of one of her bigfoot encounters here.

Pamela also went on the Bigfoot Outlaws Podcast and shared her incredible stories in a two part episode.

These encounters Pamela had in the 1980's as a single mother living on her own with virtually nothing but a roof over her head, sculpted her for the rest of her life in a negative way. She lived most of her life absolutely terrified that she would have another encounter with one of these creatures. She was even nervous just to be around wooded areas.

Now, that she has found others who have had encounters with these creatures, Pamela has begun the healing process.





Woman Shares Her Amazing Encounter With A White Bigfoot

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A largely overlooked aspect of bigfoot encounters is the psychological effect it can have on a person. While many of us have the desire to see one of these incredible creatures, not everyone feels that way. Some individuals are terrified by the thought that these things even exist, let alone possessing the desire to see one in person.

But what if the situation was different all together? What if the person had no idea what a bigfoot was? What if the person wasn't out looking for one, and had no idea what was happening to them?

That was the case for Pamela Stewart Vasko. Pam was an expecting mother, taken from her life in the city, and placed into the secluded backwoods of Indiana by her boyfriend at the time. It was a bad relationship, he was hardly ever home, and most of the time Pamela was left to fend for herself in a house that didn't have running water or electricity. For most of us this seems hard to imagine, a situation so horrible, and for Pamela it was a reality.

As …

The Bigfoot Outlaws Talk Bigfoot In Alabama Part 2

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In this continuation of Bigfoot Outlaw Radio, Episode 3, Bear, Coonbo, and special guest "Bubba Gump" discuss some of their many adventures into the 'Roll Tide' state.

They also discuss several of the behaviors they have observed from bigfoot over the years.





Bigfoot In Bama and Other Outlaw Tales

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Brand new episode of Bigfoot Outlaw Radio! Episode 3 focuses on some of the bigfoot adventures the Outlaws have experienced in Alabama. With special guest "Bubba Gump"!

Bubba Gump is old friends with Coonbo and has been a cohort on many bigfoot adventures.




Be Mindful Of Ticks, Nature's Tiny But Dangerous Predator

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In the summer lots of people spend time in the woods and at the lake, camping and fishing, or just enjoying nature. While most know that this time of year is snake season, and to be on the look out where they step, many forget to worry about another deadly predator, the tick.

The diseases that a human can contract from ticks are no joking matter, and should be taken very seriously. This article is a prime example of why people should take these tiny predators so seriously. They can do a lot more than just suck your blood.




(source: fox4kc.com)
SHAWNEE, Okla.– A woman in Oklahoma had her arms and legs amputated after contracting a disease during a family trip.

According to KOCO, four days after visiting Grand Lake, Jo Rogers, mother of two, thought she had the flu. She was tested for both West Nile Virus and meningitis, but the test results came back negative.

Doctors said her organs were starting to shut down. Rogers’ cousin, Lisa Morgan, told KOCO, “…her arms and feet were turning da…

iNaturalist: Free App Helps You Identify Things In Nature And Much More

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There's a lot of junk apps out there that are designed to do nothing more than spend your money. This isn't one of those apps.

iNaturalist is not only a fantastic app for the outdoor enthusiast, but it's also free, and part of a huge growing community of citizen scientists.

Not only is this an app, but there's an entire community of resources available online at inaturalist.org.

Check out what the LA Times has to say about this amazing app.





If you see a creature in the wild but you're unsure of its identity, you can take a picture of it through the iNaturalist app, click on the "Need help identifying" tab and upload it to the site. You'll get responses from experts around the world — and you'll be able to add it to your list of natural history observations. You can use iNaturalist as a personal field journal or a place to learn which plant, animal and fungus species other people have found in a particular region. You can also participate in vario…

A Closer Look At The Western Oregon Fly Fishing Bigfoot Video

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It's a little known fact that bigfoot love fly fishing! Nothing calms the nerves of a sasquatch like breathing in the fresh outdoors, wading into a mountain stream, and casting out a line.

Oh wait, nevermind, this is a video of a fly fisherman fishing, and catching a bigfoot on video by accident. Or was it by accident...

Parabreakdown gives us a closer look at what's really going on.



Yorkie Saves Man From Bigfoot In North Carolina

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A North Carolina tourist claims his Yorkie "Zippy" protected him from a menacing Bigfoot creature, and he has the video to prove it.

While vacationing in Henderson County, Eric Walters was walking his pet Yorkie, Zippy, one morning when he spotted what appeared to be a Sasquatch watching him.

Zippy saw the Bigfoot as well, and sprung into action. As the Yorkie ran towards the Sasquatch barking his little heart out, the elusive Bigfoot creature retreated back into the forest. Alas, Zippy had saved the day.

"You'll have to be the judge on this one. Eric Walters just asks that viewers keep an open mind.

"Either there's a Sasquatch out there or someone is trying to play a practical joke," said Walters, who was walking his dog, Zippy, on Thursday morning when he spotted the creature.

Walters is renting a cabin on Buck Forest Road with his wife and another couple, and he shot the video on his phone."

Tsiatko: The Story Of The Stick Indians

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The Tsiatko, or Stick Indians as they are more commonly known, is a Native American story I find interesting because of the descriptions they give of these beings.

Are they bigfoot, or are they something else entirely?

Notice the similarities the Tsiatko have to what we commonly call bigfoot. If the Tsiatko are in fact the same thing we call bigfoot, then it is painfully obvious the Native Americans knew about these creatures long before any white person reported seeing one, and based on their descriptions they have noticed some of the same things bigfoot researchers have experienced in the field.







As the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes, candy and stories. One story that many have grown up with is the story of the race of people known as stick Indians. Whether you believe in them or not, legends of stick Indians have been around many years. Often referred to as Tsiatko, the race of stick Indians were …

Camp Hack: Starting A Fire With Hand Sanitizer

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Keeping yourself clean is an often forgotten (but greatly appreciated) part of wilderness survival and camping in general. It doesn't take much to introduce bacteria or infection to your body, so keeping clean can also mean staying healthy.

But did you know that hand sanitizer most ladies carry in their purse can also help you get a fire going?

Rob at Sigma 3 Survival School shows us how it's done.


Camp Hack: Get Drinking Water From A Tree

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In a survival situation, water is crucial. You can not live without a water supply of some kind.

In a dire situation you can't always find a fresh water source, but this trick might greatly improve your survival odds.

This is a seasonal tip, not something to depend on by any means, but it may get you through a bad situation.

Rob from Sigma 3 Survival School shows us how it's done.





Camp Hack: How To Open A Can With No Can Opener

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In a SHTF situation, or even a simple camping trip, you may find yourself in this situation.

You're starving, your family is starving. You have this can of Pork -n- Beans, but you forgot to bring your can opener. Some manufacturers have started putting the ring pull lids on their cans, but many have not. What good would it do you to find a stockpile of canned goods if you can't open them?

Sure, you could stab at it and ruin your knife, or try busting it open with a rock, but this little trick will get you into that can of goodness in no time.



Newly Released Unedited Complete Footage Of The Patterson Film!

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Steven Streufert, owner of Bigfoot Books and member of the Bluff Creek Project, just posted this rarely seen unedited footage of the Patterson Film.

This is the complete film roll Roger Patterson had in his camera on the day he captured the most famous footage in bigfoot history.

The footage has been stabilized and color enhanced, but otherwise is untouched.

Most people have never seen this footage before.



The Bigfoot Outlaw Podcast Offers Some Southern Perspective

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The Bigfoot Outlaws are a group of friends and extended family who met one another during their quest to learn more about bigfoot. Several years ago the group had a podcast called Bigfoot Outlaw Radio. At the time it developed a large following and was very well known around the bigfoot community.

After a long hiatus, the Outlaws are back with an all new podcast. Offering a common sense approach with a southern perspective. Bear and Coonbo lead the bunch in their discussions and stories of past encounters with this mysterious creature.




Camp Hack: Why A Trash Bag Should Be In Everyone's Pack

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The humble trash bag. Commonly overlooked and mistreated, just a means to store and transport garbage without having to touch it.

But the trash bag is much more. It actually has many uses. This article by Craig Caudill over at ultimatesurvivaltips.com talks about how a trash bag can come in extra handy in a emergency or survival situation, and it isn't just to put your trash in.

The versatile trash bag should be an item in everyone's pack.






Why Trash Bags are Great for Survival Kits

I don’t know about you, but when I’m deciding whether something should go in my already packed out survival kit, it’s almost always gotta be lightweight, affordable, and multi-use. There are other criteria, durability for example, but these three are important to me.

One of the most useful and versatile items that satisfies these criteria is a simple garbage bag.

But NOT all garbage bags are made the same. So let’s first take a quick look at the types of garbage bags and then consider some uses for…

Camp Hack: Start A Fire With A Beer Can

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Ever find yourself stuck out in the woods with a bunch of empty beer cans and no lighter? Don't worry, I won't judge.

Here's a cool camp hack to start a fire with nothing more than an empty beer can.

Of course you could use any aluminum can, but I thought you might relate better to a beer can.



REI Hosting Wilderness Survival Basics

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If you live in or around the D.C. area, REI is hosting a FREE course on wilderness survival basics.

There's only 30 spots available, and they're filling up fast, so be sure to register.

The event will be held on August 17, 2015 at the REI Community Wunder Garten between 6:00 and 7:30PM.





For more info and to register, click the image above.

Deer Hunter Has Up Close And Personal Encounter With Bigfoot

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Jim King is known around the bigfoot community as "Bear". He's a native Mississippian, and a person I am proud to call a friend and a brother. I have been out in the woods with this man many times, and while he tells some amazing stories and makes incredible claims in regards to these creatures, he's one of the few people I have ever met that can back up what they say.

The following is an encounter Bear had with a bigfoot while he was out deer hunting. This encounter would shake him to his very core, and ignite a desire within him to learn as much as he could about these creatures.

This story is told in Bear's own words.


"I was deer hunting a location bordering a swamp with numerous creeks flowing into the basin. I had noticed that a large buck was using a thick cane-infested area as a day time bedding area. Within this thicket I could see a large Red Oak tree that grew right along the bank of one of these creeks. This area was THICK! So thick, that the trai…

Do You Know The Differences Between These Look-A-Like Snakes?

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The dog days of summer are in full swing, and that means we're in the middle of snake season. The warmer the weather, the more active snakes are, and people too.

With people enjoying outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and swimming, your bound to come across a snake at some point.

Can you tell the differences between these common venomous snakes, and their non-venomous look-a-likes?




While your best bet is to leave any snake alone and give them their space, it's still a good idea to be able to tell the differences between a harmless snake, and one that could cause serious injury and possibly death. This chart is an excellent resource to study and learn.


Camp Hack: Easy Way To Avoid Water Contamination

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The Sierra Trading Post has some great videos on Youtube with helpful camping tips and tricks.

In this particular video, they talk about water contamination, and how often times you might think you're being cautious when it comes to the water inside the bottle, but what about the water on the outside?

It only takes a tiny bit of contaminated water to ruin your trip.

With this simple trick you can easily avoid water contamination.



Camp Hack: Inexpensive Perimeter Alarm System

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Whether you're worried about someone coming into camp and stealing your stuff, or you're trying to catch a bigfoot sneaking into your camp while you're asleep, a perimeter alarm can add security and peace of mind to a campsite.

Perimeter alarms can be expensive though, and often times not very practical for the weekend bigfooter.

Here's an inexpensive and simple DIY perimeter alarm system that can solve both of those problems.

Remember, you can always make changes and additions to fit it to your specific needs.






Guest Post: The Commercialization of Bigfoot

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This is a guest post sent to me by Daniel Dover. Daniel's article, titled "The Commercialization of Bigfoot" discusses his views on how various people are using different methods to cash-in on the subject of Bigfoot. The good, the bad, the harmful, and the harmless. Check it out, it's a good read.




Putting Together The Bigfoot Puzzle And Dealing With Unknowns

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When you put a puzzle together, what is your method? Where do you start?

Most people organize the pieces, make sure they are all flipped over the correct way, and look at the picture on the box.

The majority of you probably start with the corners and the edge pieces. Why is that? Because we know where those pieces go. You wouldn't start with some random piece in the middle would you? What if it was even more difficult, and you didn't have a picture to look at. You didn't know what the end result was supposed to look like. In fact, you don't even know if all the pieces are there.

If this were the case, we would definitely want to start with the corners and edges. Again, the pieces we know. If we start with the pieces we know, we can at least start to put the overall picture together. It gives us a starting point, and a foundation to build on.

So when it comes to the bigfoot puzzle, why are so many people trying to start with the unknown pieces?


In a recent article I wr…

Sasquatch Confessions: I Was Zapped By Bigfoot!

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Angelina National Forest
Angelina County, Texas
Date Unknown
Time Unknown

Myself with several other individuals were on an outing searching for the elusive Texas bigfoot. We were in an area we had visited numerous times, and had produced some solid activity.

That particular night we had more people in our group than we normally would have. In total I believe there were at least 8 of us, if not more.

I remember the air felt very heavy.






That night we decided to go completely dark. No lights. We had several pieces of audio and video equipment set up, but other than the illuminating glow of viewfinders and power indication lights, it was completely black.

The area itself is the end of a long and winding road where it dead ends after its final turn. One way in, one way out, and you are surrounded by miles and miles of forest in every direction. On any night it feels like a creepy place. You feel alone and isolated among the towering pines, and the tree frogs and insects can be deafening i…

My Thoughts On Being Zapped By Bigfoot

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There's a lot of talk, or should I say whispers, about bigfoot "zapping" people. It is something that has happened in one form or the other to several, if not quite a few, people in the bigfoot community.

So what is "zapping" exactly? Why is it a taboo subject? If we're really seeking the truth about these creatures, shouldn't we be open minded to any and all possibilities.

Well, no, not exactly. But I'll get to that later. Right now our focus is zapping. What is it, and is it something to be concerned with? I guess it would all depend on who you ask.

There are no experts on zapping, but since I have experienced the phenomenon myself,(which you can read about by clicking here) I feel I can adequately speak on the subject.



First thing is first. When speaking about "zapping" we must first learn what is considered as being "zapped". The true definition in my opinion is being in an area where you believe there may be bigfoot in clos…