Sping Break is upon us and we are getting back out on the trail- so have a great Easter and enjoy your spring and we hope to have some great new photos from our trips coming soon so check back - Happy Easter!! and have a great spring everybody!
As Russell Accord joins us this month, we will be talking about his book series leading up to Bigfoot of the Bitter root. Bigfoot and the Tripwire is the second book of a three part Bitter root Series. Our main Character John Stone, has returned home from his military deployment in Vietnam and is forced into the wilderness when a family member is murdered. His reaction to the murder would certainly land him in hot water with the local authorities; his only choice is to disappear into the wild. Only able to take what he could fit into his backpack, John Stone embraces his fate and sets his sights on the high country of the Bitter roots. With the rugged Montana Mountains as his new home, he discovers new challenges that will test him in ways that he never would have imagined. Facing the odds of treacherous terrain, adverse weather and building a solid shelter before winter sets in, John Stone realizes that his neighbors are none other than the legendary Bigfoot. The interaction between the group and himself evolves over time and they learn a great deal from each other. The slippery slope of allowing a human to coexist within the culture of the Bigfoot group will demand a little give and take from both parties. Although from two ‘separate worlds’, the continuous association can often blur the fine line of where he fits in and similarities of the human like tribe. Join us as we discuss this and a few upcoming events.
You can find more information directly at Russell's website www.russellvictoracord.com
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3/28/2018 - A week tomorrow, the new kids on the block with Extreme Expeditions Northwest heads off from Northern Vancouver Island deep into my bush world to a region I once watched logging camps and was a hunting guide. An area with decades of Sasquatch stories and encounters by Natives and pioneers in logging back in the day. Known famously in recent years as a place clam diggers have encounters during the night low tides! Steve Majors has put together Adam Davies and myself as trackers and guides. Yes, we just finished one major expedition on yacht and due to the success of expedition Steven quickly put another expedition together for beginning of April. Another expedition is scheduled for the monster seaweed tides of May! Check out website EXTREME EXPEDITIONS NORTHWEST.
Can you imagine going on a Sasquatch expedition with the world famous Adam Davies! I know I am just in awe listening to his stories and exploits around the world searching for hairy bi-pedal cryptids!
Steven Major is a wealth of information and has had his fair share of encounters and seeing tracks. He even saw hand tracks where one bent down in a stream for a mouthful of water! He grew up in coastal logging camps of B.C. Three bushers who are trying their darnedest to try and get all that conclusive proof of the existence of Sasquatch. Three bushers to bring one out and give them the Sasquatch expedition of a lifetime! Three bushers documenting all for television shows and documentaries, so all can see what we are doing and achieving!
As I said a few years back, all I need is someone to come out with me with a camera and audio recorders and the chances are very good we will come back to concrete world with good evidence of the existence of Sasquatch /Bigfoot. I have shown that the exposed shellfish beaches are where it's at for getting amazing audio and soon un-blurry pictures/video without all those tree branches and leaves in the way!
The push is on people to get that conclusive proof! I feel real good were going to come up spades and soon all will be charging out of the bush of North America to come study coastal Sasquatch. It's like looking for a needle in a haystack and when they come out onto the beaches their is no hay anymore and the needle is easier to find!
I am guiding our group into a place I know well and one thing I know is few ever get up there to those clam beaches from September to beginning of May! Instead of saying, "Ahhh, I had the chance to head out on an expedition and help make history with them." Don't be sorry, book now to come to Sasquatch Research Camp on Vancouver Island with me or onto one of our numerous boat based trips. I can even jump in your vehicle and show you awesome places in and around Seattle region. You can always contact me direct and I will be happy to fill you in and take your booking!
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Dr. John Bindernagel, 76, passed away during the evening of January 17, 2018.
Obviously as other's will attest, John Bindernagel was simply a great man. He was a loving husband, father, and from our estimation a humble, intelligent, and peaceful being. Dr. Bindernagel was passionate about everything he did from fatherhood, to bird-watching, to Sasquatch, and it was an honor to have met and been able to have spend time with John and his family. While there are many that knew John even more personally than we did, we were blessed to have had a chance to spend time with John and we do not have the words to frame what his passing means to the community other than he will be missed. In our time with John and watching John interact with people, he had no ego. While John was extremely educated on the subject of Sasquatch, John never made anyone feel foolish or unimportant. He once said to me, "Everyone is important when it comes to the subject of Sasquatch" John wanted to get the information out, credibly, to as many as he could.
From our time with John, Paul and I can attest he was a very patient man, his passion and knowledge on the subject was unparalleled, and he will truly be missed as an advocate of the topic of Sasquatch. In the end, and having interviewed John, we can say he was a cannon of information. You could immediately tell he had so much to deliver and so little time. He joked with us often during our interview that he was becoming the absent minded professor and apologized for the rants, as he often times he lost his train of thought as he powered through the tangents of topics on the subject. John had so much to say and it showed.
As he mentioned several times at the end on many shows, he was diligently working to put as much of his research down on paper as he possibly could. He had forgotten more than most of us will ever know regarding the subject of Sasquatch and we just wanted to say it was a privilege and honor to have met John.
For those that missed it, we hope you had a chance to listen to this episode in it's entirety as John speaks to his legacy and his hopes for his continued research.
Our final interview with John is linked below:
Thank you John and God Speed - Chuck & Paul
Does Sasquatch Manifest it self from Trees or does the forest Summon Sasquatch to heal and defend from the dangers of man? Many believe Sasquatch is seen only as a physical being when there here on earth, or present in this dimension. So where are they when they aren't here? Are trees inhabited by these Mythical Deities and does this explain tree knocking, and trees coming down in the woods when humans approach?
It turns out there are all kinds of information out there on "tree spirits". It is believed that spirits and ghosts use trees as a dwelling place when visiting the earth. This theory goes way back to the Old Testament where there are references to "sacred groves". The early Celts, Romans and Egyptians all believed in tree spirits. Even the Egyptians believed that it was deities who occupied their trees. In India, shrines have actually been built under trees to gain the favor of a revered spirit. The Celts believe that all trees have spirits.
Do Spirits Manifest in Trees?
The yew tree has been revered by mankind throughout the ages. This is a rather sturdy and resilient tree that has a unique way of growing new trunks from within the original root bole. Some of the English yews have been estimated to have been around 4,000 years old. Because of this, the yew is associated with immortality, regeneration, and rebirth.
The yew is also highly poisonous in all parts except for the fleshy part of the berries. So, throughout the ages, it has also been associated with death. Over the centuries in Europe, it was commonly planted around or in cemeteries, partly to represent eternal life, and partly to keep the dead in their graves. To this day, yew is used in magical working involving protection, especially against spirits of the dead, and exorcisms. The Yew is also said to wain in the night when it becomes agitated by forces around it. Do other trees also exhibit this same behavior? And what does the call of the these trees sound like?
The Tree of Souls
Through the ages and in all corners of the globe, people have looked to trees to make sense of our lives, honoring their transcendental qualities in a variety of ways. How has our interconnectedness with trees manifested itself? There is a wonderful book called “Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees” — of how trees meet our needs at every level of human experience.
Our strong connections with trees may be based, in part, on the fact that trees and humans share similar physical characteristics. But what if there is more to trees than meets the eye?
Most Sasquatch encounters (Not all) occur in the dusk until dawn hours, and in many cases eye-witnesses report eye-shine. Tonight discussion will be focused around Primates and the Tapetum Lucidum.
The tapetum lucidum is a layer of tissue in the eye of many vertebrates. Lying immediately behind the retina, it reflects visible light back through the retina, increasing the light available to the photoreceptors, though blurring the initial image of the light on focus.
The tapetum lucidum contributes to the superior night vision of some animals. Many of these animals are nocturnal, carnivores, or sub-terranian species and even deep sea ocean mammals.
Most primates, including humans however, lack a tapetum lucidum, as primates traded this ability long ago in the evolutionary path to gather and forage for berries and vegetation.
Have you ever seen reflection of camera flash from the tapetum lucidum?
Eyeshine is a visible effect of the tapetum lucidum. When light shines into the eye of an animal having a tapetum lucidum, the pupil appears to glow. Eyeshine can be seen in many animals, in nature and in flash photographs. In low light, a hand-held flashlight is sufficient to produce eyeshine that is highly visible to humans (despite our inferior night vision); this technique, spotlighting, is used by naturalists and hunters to search for animals at night.
Ok, so, what are we questioning you say? Why would Sasquatch have a large tapetum lucidum? Primates again have traded that along the evolutionary path to forage and it's been well documented.
Primates are also known to not see well at night, however Sasquatch reports flourish in the night.
Unless that is Sasquatch is not primate........
While this leads to many different theories the persistent trait of eye-shine is one to question, if Sasquatch is indeed a primate? How would that be possible.
Another question to ponder, is it possible Sasquatch is subterranean?
And if Sasquatch is a primate and has an evolved tapetum lucidum perhaps as it evolved, it adapted to life underground to avoid detection, as humans encroached on its territories and potentially turned it into an earth dweller by day v.s. a forager by day.
Would that explain the lack of finding them in the day time? Do they live beneath the earth in caves, or under trees?
What say ye? Stay tuned to upcoming episodes.
Thanks to everyone who have messaged the show and are planning on attending the International Bigfoot Conference this Labor Day weekend in Kennewick, WA.
We appreciate all of your support for not only this amazing event, but your support for Sasquatch Syndicate and your attendance.
As a special appreciation for those that attend the conference and show up on Friday or Saturday in your Sasquatch Syndicate T-Shirts - the guys will be presenting you with a special 50th Anniversary gift of the PG Film simply by stopping by the booth with your shirt on.
So break out your SS Gear and let's have a good show this Labor Day weekend !
We look forward to seeing you there
Chuck & Paul
Stories of Dogman continue to come up throughout our travels and research into the Sasquatch phenomenon. This summer as we crossed the Midwest, we sat down with various tribal members across the Sioux, Lakota, and Wendat tribes, and heard many right of passage stories of young hunters earning their stripes. While doing so these young hunters would then wear the pelts and skins as a status amongst the hunters and as a courage cloak so to speak. While this type of behavior is very common amongst tribes, would you think it could be possible the hunters within the Sasquatch Clan's also practice this same behavior?
Native American Hunters Sneaking up in Wolf Skins
The practice of hunters wearing, pelts, skins, and masks are not uncommon to tribes, and for those that subscribe to the native tales that Sasquatch is just another form of tribe or human, it seems plausible that Sasquatch could've taken on this same behavior - wearing the mask of a dead coyote, wolf, or other prey as a badge of courage and or status amongst the clan. Could this explain these odd encounters of Dogman? Is it really just a Sasquatch in wolves clothing? Let's consider.
African Hunter sporting Cheetah Pelt
The practice of a hunter wearing one's kill as a "status symbol "amongst a social group is very common and this practice has existed across the world, and still exists in many cultures today. The more powerful the creature killed the more powerful the hunter is amongst his or her peer group. Across the world the practice of conquering the most ferocious of beasts in one region brings immediate respect amongst the tribes.
So is it probable Sasquatch wears it's prey to show off and display it's level of courage, and if so is man the ultimate target? Across the world, from Alaska, to Australia to Africa, the tribes continue these types of cultural behaviors, so it is not all that far fetched that Sasquatch could be doing the same. could it? After all Sasquatch has been purported to operate in the same fashion as many native american tribes,. If this type of behavior is consistent, then it only stands to reason that yes it is indeed possible, So are Dogman sightings are really Sasquatch wearing Wolf mask or skins from it's conquered prey? and wouldn't it make more anatomical sense? Thanks for reading and please post your comments below.
Is it possible that Sasquatch isn't an Ape, or a Relic Hominid and it's a lab experiment gone wrong? Sure we have all heard this before but how is that even possible? Has it really ever been attempted? Let's sample a little of the history of lab and DNA experiments that lend some credence to this possibility and how it could be possible to create such a creature.
First let's assume for the sake of argument that Sasquatch is a hybrid, a cross breed between a Tall Human Mother of with a history of Taller Genetics running through their family, and let's also assume that the Mother was bred with a Chimpanzee or a Mountain Gorilla. We first have to ask ourselves, has this even ever been tried? Well sadly the answer is YES-
Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov was a gifted scientist, a dedicated conservationist, and a practical, grounded man who expanded everyone's understanding of animal husbandry. He also, for years, tried to make human-ape hybrids.
The post-revolution USSR was a nation that wanted to wholly embrace new technology and progressive science while reinforcing traditional nationalistic pride. It's no wonder that Ilya Ivanovic Ivanov fit right in. He was a biologist who wanted to split his talents evenly between innovation and preservation. Ivanov got a lot of Soviet and international support because he'd been doing useful work for well over a decade when the revolutions came. In 1901, he'd set up a zoological station that examined exactly how animals, especially farm animals, reproduced. It's true that people had gotten the mechanics of the act down, but Ivanov studied the many hormones, processes, and secretions that went along with sex in order to see what exactly was necessary for conception. When he determined that all anyone really needed was a sperm and an egg, he found ways to extract, disinfect, and store animal semen. This might seem like a small thing, but much of the farming industry now runs using artificial insemination. Even during Ivanov's lifetime, millions of animals were selectively bred using these techniques.
Ivanov wasn't just breeding farm animals. Ivanov used selective breeding and artificial insemination as techniques to preserve endangered species, such as the wisent - a kind of bison - and a local subspecies of horse. So when he did an occasional loony thing, like cross-species breeding solely to see what the results would be, he wasn't criticized. People just noted that zebras, donkeys, and horses could all interbreed. When, in 1910, at the World Congress of Zoologists, Ivanov described the idea of using artificial insemination to create human-chimpanzee hybrids to an auditorium full of what must have been some very uncomfortable scientists, some people actually were supportive. However before he could start his research human rights activists stepped in and shut him down, but that doesn't mean he didn't get started.
Fortunately due to human ethics Ivanov was never successful, but what if in some lab somewhere someone did pull it off? I mean honestly there have been many hybrid creatures, far more uncommon from a DNA perspective cross bred than that of a human and a chimp. We know it isn't a stretch to hypothesize and fast forward a half a century, and certainly humans are far more advanced in DNA Studies, Cloning, genetic manipulation to complete such an experiment somewhere in the world. But assuming we could create a Man Ape, or She Ape, how would one, manipulate the size manipulation of the muscle mass of Sasquatch?
The Myostatin Inhibitor
Myostatin is a protein that prevents your muscles from growing too large. However Myostatin Inhibitors have been created. Researchers have shown that if the myostatin gene doesn’t work, then no myostatin protein gets produced, and your muscles grow twice as large.
So labs have produced Myostatin Inhibitor, but what if this isn't a new discovery.
It was imagined that this could be used to create a gene therapy for people whose muscle tissue was atrophying from disease, or for expanding and creating larger food sources.
It could even become a choice in creating designer babies that could be stronger and faster than any known humans today, making the Olympics and other athletic contests more a measure of how well you designed your child’s genes than how hard you trained. Or it could be used to create an army of super soldiers, what if you applied this Myostatin Inhibitor to a hybrid experiment of an Ape/Human? It's interesting to wonder, but is it possible with today's science? To create such a creature? and what if one did get loose from the lab, or was field tested and was smart enough to escape?
Interesting to think about - Please submit your thoughts below on the Hybrid Theory.
Gigantopithecus was pretty darn big. Fossils indicate it stood as high as 10 feet (3 meters) and weighed up to 1,100 pounds (500 kilograms)
If you’re an animal, there are advantages to being gigantic. You’re less vulnerable to predators, and you’re able to cover a lot of territory when looking for food. Gigantopithecus thrived in the tropical forests of what is now southern China for six to nine million years.
But around 100,000 years ago, at the beginning of the last of the Pleistocene ice ages, it went extinct—because in the changed climate its size had become a fatal handicap, a new study suggests.
“Due to its size, Gigantopithecus presumably depended on a large amount of food,” explained Herve Bocherens, a researcher at Tübingen University in Germany, in a press statement. “When, during the Pleistocene, more and more forested areas turned into savanna landscapes, there was simply an insufficient food supply for the giant ape."
Gigantopithecus, a fruit-eater, failed to adapt to the grass, roots, and leaves that became the dominant food sources in its new environment. Had it been less gigantic, it might have endured somehow. "Relatives of the giant ape, such as the orangutan, have been able to survive despite their specialization on a certain habitat,” said Bocherens, because they have “a slow metabolism and are able to survive on limited food.”
A Rule … With a Giant Exception
The rise and fall of Gigantopithecus illustrates why, over time, size can yield diminishing returns. “There are short-term advantages that come with being bigger, but it also brings long-term risk,” says Aaron Clauset, a computer scientist at the University of Boulder, who has studied the body sizes of thousands of species spanning two million years of the fossil record.
It’s not just that a bigger body requires more food, says Clauset. It’s that “as you get bigger, you tend to have fewer children. That means your population tends to be smaller and more sensitive to fluctuations.”
As a result, changes in weather or climate that threaten a food source can reduce a large-bodied species’ numbers to the point of “demographic death.”
In fact, Clauset found that extinction rates increase as a species gets larger in size. That’s why goliaths such as Gigantopithecus and the giant sloth no longer roam the Earth. Every animal species has an effective upper limit on how big it can become; how close it can get to the edge of the precipice before toppling off into oblivion.
At least that’s the case for mammals—dinosaurs were a different story, Clauset acknowledges. Until an asteroid plunged them into armageddon, they were both enormous and successful for tens of millions of years. Why couldn’t Gigantopithecus do that? “It may be that mammals have higher metabolic needs, converting more of their energy intake into heat, because they’re warm-blooded,” Clauset says.
The Gigantopithecus Theory and Sasquatch
It has been proven that Gigantopithecus Blacki, was a real creature, and this lends to the credibility that Sasquatch is more ape than man and could’ve evolved from a species of ape over time. Further since Gigantopithecus Blacki was found in Asia this lends credence to the fact that the creature could’ve crossed the Bering Land Bridge thousands of years ago with early humans.
The subject of Gigantopithecus has attracted an increasing amount of interest anthropologists and primatologitsts over the past few decades. The Sasquatch-Giganto hypothesis suggests that Sasquatchs are surving relatives of the genus Gigantopithecus. Gigantopithecus (the Latin word for "Giant Ape") was a giant cousin of the orangutan. It was presumed to be extinct.
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