Sunday, March 28, 2010

BlackBerry Bigfootin'

The search for Bigfoot and the evidence that either substantiates its existence, or debunks the claims many have associated with this undocumented creature, has led us down many paths. One of those paths has been the use of modern day technology. There are a multitude of gadgets and gizmos Bigfoot Researchers have at their disposal in this day and age. Trail-cams, Night Vision, Thermal Imagers along with an array of surveillance equipment that can be utilized in this search. These items and pieces of equipment may very well bring us the answers we are looking for someday. In today's blog we want to touch on some other aspects of technology that are of equal or greater importance in finding answers to this mystery.

Computers, the Internet and all the devices that allow us to communicate with the general public are essential and even critical tools that put us as researchers in a position to acquire first hand reports from individuals who may have had an encounter with a Bigfoot. Websites, blogs, Twitter accounts, Youtube and social networking sites like Facebook, are also tools a researcher can use to inform the general public about their research and what it is they/we are trying to accomplish. Being able to have a link or avenue to share information between the researcher and the people who are having encounters is a critical aspect of this research.

While the research itself is anything but glamorous, we have found that many are truly fascinated with the idea that this creature we search for may exist. Due to our presence on the aforementioned Internet venues, we have established many relationships with people who have offered their support in many ways. We are grateful for those relationships. Some have shared their personal encounters, some have offered resources and others are just simply curious and interested in what we are doing.

In an attempt to grow those relationships, we have created a web page on our Minnesota site that we will use to give live updates from the field via Twitter and a photo sharing up link site. This page was originally created for close friends and family in order to keep them up to date while we were out in the field. We have decided to make this page public so that anyone interested might be able to get that in the field perspective. Some of our team members are fortunate enough to own smart phones. This gives us the capability to update the web page in real time during an outing. It's another great example of technology bringing researchers and the public together in this shared interest.

Updates From The Field is the web page. We hope you enjoy.

Squatch Inc.

Monday, February 1, 2010

An Article Bigfoot Researchers Should Read.

Here is a link to the article "Bigfoot Festival Serious?" Article by The Blogger "Doubtful"

I personally agree with many of the comments made by the author. While there is some evidence that suggests a large bi-pedal creature inhabits North America, researchers far too often rely on anecdotal evidence as gospel and fail to test theories or even form a plausible hypothesis based in logic. Like the author states, people tend to not think critically about the subject, this includes many researchers. Do we need to try unconventional methods and strategies that may look foolish or unproductive? I think the answer is yes, but we also have to be willing to document those attempts and produce data that can show when progress is being made, and when it's not.

All in all I think the author's viewpoint expressed in the article more than likely represents the overall perception the general public has with regards to Bigfoot and Bigfoot Research. We as researchers should be addressing this perception in our own works and studies. It can be done by thinking critically and injecting logic and common sense into the research.

TC @ Squatch Inc.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Bigfoot on the Big Screen?

Below you will see a video documentary called "Great North". In it there is a figure captured that some believe may be a Sasquatch.

The object in question appears at the 9:19 mark in the film.

I have found two very good posts regarding background information about this particular documentary. Here are the links.

BFRO Article

It is an interesting sequence for sure. Whether or not there is enough detail in the IMAX version of this film to obtain more data about the figure is unknown at this point. I guess we'll just have to wait and see on this one.