Post by bigfoothunter on Jan 27, 2014 22:36:35 GMT -5
The only thing that show has to do with research is showing people what not to do. What I have found is that there is a section of the public that does not know there are some of us who use a more scientific approach in our field investigations and evidence reading. Thomas and I will often have people telling us that they didn't know there was more to the searching for these animals than having a group of morons all doing screams and screeches in the night that anyone who has ever been to a outdoor keg party could have heard duplicated. It is to those types of people who may browse here are not seasoned forum members that I was posting to.
Post by trappermike on Jul 21, 2014 18:19:49 GMT -5
I have watched quite a few of the episodes,I think that it's too bad that such a potentially good thing is being squandered. Somethings they do and some of their theories definitely must bring on ridicule,and reduce the legitimacy of serious research.Some of their theories are far-fetched with no evidence; Sasquatch is a meat-eater leaping onto the backs of deer or clubbing elk to death-ha!Despite this groups claim to have serious outdoors experience in some members they all look like rookie campers and I can predict with 100 percent confidence they will never film a bigfoot or find evidence from their clever traps in the wilderness..To do this you need serious outdoors experience and above all skills of a good hunter.Quietness and stealth are first required,having a huge noisy group and film crew with tons of equipment and vehicles,generators etc. etc.,they create the noise and footprint of a small city,and some of their ideas to attract bigfoot are ridiculous!!- Setting off fireworks? It's too bad they get some good leads,but a better plan would be to go to the known hotspot,make a small camp,only 2-3 people.Spend the daytime hiking around the area of the campsite(Set up cameras,bait etc.) don't be too quiet,you want to be spotted by a curious bigfoot who may return at night.Have a campfire going most of the time,some good cooking smells.In evening keep the campfire going like a beacon, then around 9-11 PM hit the tents like going to bed,now is the time to man the night cameras,listening devices etc.I also suggest making as many footprint traps around camp as possible.A trap is a large spot of soft soil rakes smooth easily save tracks,try to place on trails too.In my experience a curious bigfoot can remain around the camp all night but disappear at the first hint of dawn's light. What those guys do would scare away a herd of buffalo. They do have some good ideas though such as the town forums,to hear stories and find hotspots in the area.But their methods in the outdoors are hopeless.
Post by Cryptosaurian on Sept 4, 2014 21:03:12 GMT -5
YES! It is and it is doing the world of sasquatch research a huge disservice and harm. They go off on wild speculations (i.e. sasquatch bioluminescence.....WTH?)and I cringe when they use the word "squatch" (I practically put a bleep sound effect whenever they say it)......there's even a book titled "Squatching: A guide for the novice". Not only is it harming modern sasquatch research but it'll also harm the future of the field as well.
"Whether or not the creature(s) exist, the stories certainly do."- Chad Arment
Cryptosaurian is a BCSCC Okanagan Field Researcher/Investigator & an aspiring author. He is currently on the the track of Ogopogo, "The Great Lake Mystery." He is now also investigating thunderbird sightings and enigmatic 'saurian' reports.
Here is a question for Bill Have you noticed a change in perception towards sasquatch research over the last couple of years, and if so do you think it is because of shows like Finding Bigfoot?
The only people not really making fun of the people's antics on that show are little kids. The adults appear to see it for what it is and are aware of the differences in how we weigh the evidence when its available Vs. how the crew of Finding Bigfoot do it.
"My Polaris has taken me places where myth has become a reality!" Bill Miller/ July 2008
"More than once I have wished I had not seen one of these creatures for true dedication does not come easy and the price has been a high one for me personally.