I have always wondered what the 'game plan' was with 'calls' and 'wood knocks'? Is it just to see if you get some kind of response? Then, what if you do get a response? What does that prove? And what is it evidence of? How far can a sound carry in the bush? Bring a pump gun with you and you will see. If it was a 'one off' then I could understand giving it a try! What could it hurt? I would be very curious about that it was that first gave people the idea that sound blasting and wood knocking will lead you to a Sasquatch? But, enjoy!
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Post by Captain Morgan on May 1, 2021 10:07:17 GMT -5
Yes, I believe that some people get legit responses from these tactics, however there's still no recordings of them doing so. At best you get a response, so what. Congrats now you know there was something in your vicinity returning the same pattern. How does this enrich your beliefs? How does this contribute to science or even any investigative technique?
I believe I got wood-knocked one morning when I exited the tent and went to pee. I think I know whence it came almost down to the exact tree. I found evidence of something tramping down foliage, no prints.
Interesting? Intriguing? Maybe. Informtive? Not so much.
If a rock is thrown in the forest and no one is there to see it, does Sasquatch really exist?
Unfortunately tree knocking leaves no evidence that is of any use to investigators. It isn't like recording bird calls, which have been previously identified and thus can indicate the presence of particular bird species. A 'knock' is just that, they are attributed to Sasquatch, but (to my knowledge) no one has actually seen one perform this feat, yet alone caught it on camera.
The biggest problem with tree knocking is that those sounds often come from humans: those who watch too much TV and try to elicit a response. Sure, there are undoubtedly tree knocking which are not man-made, but as there is no way to clearly identify the source, which is which, then they can only serve to act an a possible indication of activity and sadly nothing more.
I wonder if 'tree knocks' are communication, but designed to warn others of human presence, an alarm. Therefore us 'knocking' would not likely elicit a timely response (see video link below):
There's so many people out in the bush making noises these days how do you know if you're not blasting at each other? I kinda hate that sasquatch has become so mainstream. I don't really trust anything I hear out there any more.
By that, I mean if I hear something yelling in the bush the chances are likely it's someone blasting.
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T I kinda hate that sasquatch has become so mainstream. I don't really trust anything I hear out there any more.
Sadly this is also true for most paranormal topics - from UFOs to ghosts, with an increased public awareness of the topic, the number of false or grossly misrepresented events increases to the point that they swamp out / dilute the real actual evidence.
In many ways with more people interested, we have to first overcome the mountains of BS before we are able to attempt to overcome the sheer enormity of whatever search you're on.
As a rule, I blame TV - these "Hunters" (Ghost Hunters, Sasquatch Hunters and UFO Hunters) TV series. sparks an interest in the field, and muddies the waters for those of us already there.
Boy ... am I jaded!
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