The Great Pyramid of Giza
The last of the Seven Wonders of the World that still stands, the Great Pyramid of Giza, is a mystery to us, even today. The structure that held the record for the tallest man-made structure for 3,000 years until England’s Lincoln Cathedral stole it’s thunder in 1300, boggles the minds of scientists, historians and lay people alike.
With an estimated weight of six million tones, standing at 479 ft tall with a base of 754 ft and the total structure size of 13 acres, it’s a massive architectural wonder. It’s said that the pyramid consists of 2.3 million limestone and granite rocks, some that weigh as much as 80 tonnes on their own.
How was it built?
The Great Pyramid of Giza sits on Giza Plateau near modern Cairo. The Great Pyramid, also called the Pyramid of Khufu or Cheops, is the largest of the three that was built under the rule of Khufu, the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty, for himself. The other two were built for his son Khafras and his son Menkaure.
We know that the pyramid was finished sometime between 2450 and 2560 CE. But beyond that, we know almost nothing. That’s because we’ve found no records of how or why it was constructed.
It’s most commonly understood that it was constructed as a tomb for the Khufu to be entombed in—though I do feel obligated to point out that his remains have never been found. It’s believed that they were stolen from the pyramid.
Though in the early 2000s a pair of French amateur Egyptologists said they believed it was still in the pyramid in an undiscovered chamber.
This theory would coincide with what we do know about Ancient Egyptian death rituals. However, not everyone believes this explanation. Especially considering the fact that it seems logistically impossible to place some of the blocks, namely the gigantic slabs of granite in the chamber meant to be Khufu’s tomb.
One of the theories out there is that the pyramid was built for and possibly by extraterrestrials, largely due to the overwhelming lack of information we have its construction and perhaps it is some sort of ancient power plant as Christopher Dunn discusses in his book The Giza Power Plant.
While some like the Journal of Applied Physics have their own theories on the Great Pyramid's potential uses.
But most modern Egyptologists believe that there is a simpler explanation as to why we have no record. They believe the Ancient Egyptians simply constructed it with technology that was so well-known to them that they felt no need to jot it down for future generations.
Did Sasquatch Help Build the Pyramids?
Aliens aren’t the only possible help that the Egyptians received in constructing their monument, a small population suspects that they used a “combination of technology and muscle” but it wasn’t just man.
In her book titled “Top Secret Sasquatch: Exposing the True Nature of Bigfoot and Its Controversial Connection to UFOs, the Fossil Record, and Human History (Forbidden Bigfoot, Part Two” Lisa A. Sheil proposes that the muscle the Egyptians used was from their friendly neighborhood Sasquatch.
It’s a short couple of paragraphs in her book, but her evidence consists of the fact that Sasquatch has been around for thousands of years and probably existed at the time, though I personally can’t find any record that says that they were spotted in and around Egypt at the time—which I’ll say could also be to the severe lack of records we have—and the fact that witnesses describe them as strong.
That being said, I couldn’t find any Egyptologists that weighed in on the topic, but most agree that the Great Pyramid was constructed over a period of 23(ish) years by employed and paid Egyptian workers that were hired for their skill—not Hebrew slaves as depicted in the Bible, but even that was put to question in an article by the Associated Press.
So how was the Great Pyramid constructed and what was it's purpose? Well, It remains one of the Seven Wonders of the World for a reason.... and whether or not Sasquatch had a role to play who knows - Perhaps ancient giants such as the biblical Nephillim may have survived and could potentially fit the bill. That being said if one was present it sure would make moving all those stones that much easier......
I suggest you crack open a beer with one of our fancy Sasquatch bottle openers while you ponder that one and let me know in the comments below.
What is your theory on the Great Pyramid?
By Tae Haahr,
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Sasquatch and the Loch Ness Monster
Sort Up in the Scottish Highlands, south of the country’s coastal city Inverness, you’ll find a deep freshwater body of water called Loch Ness. It’s shores are dotted with beaches, campsites and other summer tourist attractions. But not all of those who visit are daydreaming of spending days swimming in the lakes or nights by the campfire. Some visit in hopes of catching sight of the Loch’s most famous resident—a creature that’s rumored to have been lurking in the water for many years—the Loch Ness monster, known to locals as Nessie.
Chances are you’ve heard of Nessie, she’s one of the most well-known water-dwelling cryptids in the world. While her story has been whispered about since the beginnings of Scottish folklore, the first reported sighting in modern times was in 1933 when a couple described what they called a dragon or prehistoric monster lurking in the water.
Since the initial sighting, many have taken to the water, air or land to search for the mysterious creature who’s been a master of dodging lurkers for the most part. Everyone from big game hunters to Hollywood stars and eager vacationers have flocked to the area in hopes of snagging a photo or catching a tale they can pass along.
The Search Continues...
But though the mystery of Nessie lurks on, just like Sasquatch, we have found limited evidence to date. There has been recent speculation she's a giant eel, and a few grainy images to prove that she exists. But after 50+ years, predominantly the widely-believed theory is that the monster is a plesiosaur—a Mesozoic marine reptile that first appeared sometime during the Triassic period. Sadly however the records show no other plesiosaurs exist in 2020 that we know of, -- sound familiar? - - and with no real evidence, we’re left to wonder if Nessie really does lurk in the deep loch <or> if the collective belief is simply a great tale to pass along. We do have to ask ourselves however,, what if the research and techniques used in the Eel Article for DNA collection did shed some light on how to capture DNA without a great way to obtain a sample? Are the same sort of experiments available to be used on Sasquatch? Suppose we collected Mosquitoes in the Pacific Northwest? Could these same techniques apply?
At our last Alien Con in Dallas, TX our Founder Chuck Geveshausen and Dr. Jeff Meldrum talked about just that. Sort of a modern day Jurassic Park technique so to speak, with Dr. Meldrum appearing as John Hammond walking around with his mosquito on a staff. But, wouldn't it be ironic if the technique to discover Nessie really did work on Sasquatch? I mean it seems likes its worth a shot.
Nessie and the Beast
Beyond being creatures that exist mostly in the mind of people waiting to see real evidence of their existence, there really aren't a lot of factors that tie the two together, but the do have some commonalities.
Both creatures, real or not, have existed throughout history since before we can remember. They’ve been here longer than any of us have and they’ll be here long after we’re all gone, whether in spirit or reality.
In fact, these creatures have something very big and very important in common. They ignite our imagination. They engage an unending and unwavering belief. Whether or not we’re able to see them, they exist as a form of entertainment and wonder.
From Fossil to Fake News
Interestingly enough, both Sasquatch and the Loch Ness Monster have for many years been hypothesized to be previously known creatures, Sasquatch from Gigantopithecus, and Nessie from Plesiosaurs, and while not conclusive, these creatures fit two of the most logical explanations on what we know from the fossil record. The amount of hoaxing has led the scientific community to call Fake News at just about every turn.
The Press and Journal reported that the Loch Ness monster contributed an estimated £41-million to the Scottish economy—and that’s a conservative estimate
The number was calculated by Gary Campell, a chartered accountant and the keeper of the official sightings register for Nessie. He used tourist numbers and confidential data from businesses and tourist organizations in the area.
It seems like a large number, but the Loch Ness monster is the biggest tourist draw in the area—who wouldn’t love to get their eyes on a possible prehistoric creature? In fact, Campbell further said in the same article that there are less than 10 days per year that the elusive creature isn’t mentioned in the press, but what about his mystical North American Counterpart?
Bigfoot is Big Business
Bigfoot and Sasquatch have a much larger audience pool and the larger potential for profit in places all over North America. It is speculated that Bigfoot and Sasquatch as a brand in the U.S. and Canada generate over $75 Million Dollars to North American economies annually. Speaking of which, our little non-profit could benefit from some of that spend to keep us going, and you probably need a new T-Shirt for for Summer right? SHOP HERE
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By Tae Haahr,
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
For more than six decades, Loren Coleman has dedicated his life to Sasquatch. Since beginning his investigatory fieldwork in 1960, he’s written books, given talks, and taught university courses related to the concept of Bigfoot and other cryptids — the accepted term for animals which straddle the borders between the documented, the imagined, and the forged. In 2003, he founded the International Cryptologist Museum in Portland, Maine, a federal nonprofit dedicated to educating visitors on the creatures.
Coleman and those like him don’t restrict cryptozoology to the more dramatic examples such as the Sasquatch or Chupacabra; they use the term to encompass the search for any previously undocumented or rumored animals based on regional sightings, folklore, and found evidence. “Because we’re involved in cryptozoology, we’re very forcefully of the opinion that there’s more animals out there, and that there are unknown species being discovered every day,” he told me over the phone from his house in Maine.
Coleman may not be far off in his belief. One example often held up by cryptologists as an example of the field’s legitimacy is the coelacanth, a prehistoric fish long thought to be extinct, only to be accidentally rediscovered after a fisherman netted one while trawling off the coast of South Africa in 1938 (it swims agape across the ICM’s official logo). By definition, the coelacanth is a Lazarus taxon — a term for organisms thought to be extinct only to be later found living in the wild, and the closest cryptids have to an official taxonomy. A subtle but key distinction between cryptozoology and zoology, one could then argue, might be the motive behind a creature’s discovery, either through hopeful searching despite improbable odds for the former, or by pure chance and more mundane cataloging for the latter.
Among recent cryptozoological finds, scientists discovered traces of eel DNA within Loch Ness earlier this summer, suggesting that there potentially was a strange beast in the Scotland lake, and that someone might have seen a massive eel at some point and declared it a “monster.” Researchers this spring filmed some of the most striking footage of a giant squid so far, a creature long belonging to ship-faring folklore for centuries, only to be confirmed very much a reality within the past 150 or so years. Given that these cryptids turned out to be (somewhat) real, then might Sasquatch be somewhat real, too?
If Sasquatches are real, then they would be by no means immune to the effects of climate change. The creatures are most closely associated with the remote forests of regions such as Appalachia and the Pacific Northwest, areas which are at increased risk of wildfires, rising temperatures, and severe shifts in flora and fauna populations. It’s possible that these rapid changes might prove too much for these areas’ Bigfoot populations, and that the cryptids would go extinct before we could get our hands on one. Alternatively, if they’ve survived this long without us actually confirming their existence, they might just be resilient enough to make it through our looming ecological disaster. And if that happens, the drastic environmental changes could lead to Bigfoots popping up all over the place and coming into their own as a legitimate Lazarus taxon.
It’s debatable just how much the cryptozoological community contributes to the thousands of flora and fauna species that are found each year, especially when compared to the work of actual in-field zoologists and the blind luck of enthusiastic amateurs. But Coleman argues otherwise. “Cryptozoology is really based on science and the sciences,” Coleman told me.
Climate change is on the minds of those who visit the International Cryptozoology Museum, Coleman told me, and most questions related to the topic have to do with sightings of non-native animals in various areas of the country. “Somebody comes in and they say, ‘Well, why am I seeing rattlesnakes this far north?’ Or, ‘Why is the Virginia opossum being seen in Maine now?’ All we have to do is say, ‘Well, that’s climate change. Apparently, it’s warmer up here [now],’” he said. “Usually, people’s jaws’ just drop when confronted with the notion [that it’s] not an out-of-place, teleported animal. That’s an animal that is extending the pattern of its range based on approaching, changing climate.”
It’s possible that places like Coleman’s International Cryptozoology Museum could serve as a learning tool for children, a way to ease them into understanding and caring about something so dire as climate change. Meanwhile, for those who accept cryptids’ existence as incontrovertible a fact as climate change (there’s certainly a healthy population of them who don’t), it stands to reason climate change’s dramatic effects could influence cryptids of all sorts.
There is one cryptid for whom climate change may very well prove to be a boon — in a sense, at least. That would be the chupacabra, arguably the best-known cryptid after Sasquatch and the Loch Ness monster, which is said to roam the American southwest as well as Latin American countries, preying upon livestock and pets. According to Benjamin Radford, a folklorist who has written a book on the beast titled Tracking the Chupacabra, the form the chupacabra takes depends on the region. “The original, first seen in Puerto Rico, looked like an alien,” he told me via email, continuing, “In the common American version [of chupacabra stories], they are typically hairless dogs and coyotes.”
Radford added that per to his research, “Many of the [American] chupacabras are actually animals with sarcoptic mange that are mistaken for monsters when their fur falls out.” In colder climates, he explained, animals suffering from such ailments quickly succumb to the elements, while in warmer areas like Texas, they have a greater chance of living long enough to be falsely identified. “I call Texas a chupacabra factory because of that,” he wrote. As the deserts of northern Mexico and the American southwest expand thanks to climate change, the number of chupacabra sightings could very well go up.
As for Sasquatch, some cryptid researchers hold out hope that if climate change can’t be stopped, it may at least send Sasquatch populations on the move as they react to changes in temperature, rainfall, and migratory patterns in their prey, making it easier for humanity to make contact with one. “I think [climate change] would actually make it easier, right?” asked Chuck Geveshausen, founder of the Seattle-based podcast and online collective, Sasquatch Syndicate, during a separate interview.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any studies on time-lapse cryptid sightings which might indicate large-scale Sasquatch migration so far — the closest comes from data scientist and cartographer, Joshua Stevens, who mapped all 3,313 known North American Sasquatch sightings from 1921 to 2013. If nothing else, Stevens’ work appears to indicate that there’s been a recent drop-off in reports, suggesting that if Sasquatches are really out there, they might be feeling the effects of climate change, deforestation, and the commercialization of our forests in the same way that North American species of bears, birds, and deer are. I asked Geveshausen about cryptozoologists’ decision to pursue and conserve potentially nonexistent species, versus those that are categorically real and endangered.
“They're a lot of animals out there that need protection, for sure. Not to mention the oceans and their contamination, and all the pollution that's happening there, as well. So, from a place of advocacy, you know, it's all the same to me,” he said.
In this way, any cryptozoologist worth their weight in Sasquatch footprint molds should advocate for climate change action and reform, arguing that all creatures, both those we know and those we hope to exist, require our conservation.
“Certainly, [the Sasquatch] is considered an endangered species. In some counties here in Washington State, there are actually laws against poaching or taking one of these creatures out,” Geveshausen said, referring to Skamania County’s Ordinance No. 69-01, which prohibits the harming or killing of any “ape-like creature” or “sub-species of homo sapiens,” under punishment of up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Upon further research, however, it appears the county ordinance was more for the protection of humans from ourselves than the preservation of any unknown ape-men lurking in the surrounding woods. By 1969, two years following the release of the Patterson-Gimlin film — an early (now discredited) bit of documentary evidence of Sasquatch in the wild — those in Skamania and neighboring areas of the Northwest saw a massive increase in visiting recreational hunters hauling arsenals and looking to bag a Bigfoot. Local leaders passed the ordinance to deter any maiming or murder of other bipedal apes that might get confused with a wandering Sasquatch. Years after the number of curious hunters dwindled, Skamania officials passed Ordinance 1984-2, which demoted the crime down to a gross misdemeanor punishable by “a $500.00 fine and up to six months in the county jail, or both.”
Despite my sincere hopes and relative optimism for the future of our planet, the fact remains that humanity is currently killing off species much faster than we are discovering new ones. Finding the most improbable creatures while they still exist seems more and more remote.
I sometimes imagine a distant future on this planet dominated by someone else — whether they’re alien colonizers or a civilization that’s evolved from those pythons currently taking over the Everglades doesn’t matter too much — and wonder what they might think of us. Would we long be extinct, with only traces left behind for them to excavate and attempt to understand? Would there be nothing of us except rumor and legend, and would a few fringe members of this new society dedicate their lives to proving that the absurd myth that a group of bipedal mammals once nearly killed the planet was actually true? Or perhaps, some lone human will be discovered in the reconstituted wild, marveled at by researchers as the ultimate Lazarus taxon, a real-life specimen of a monster long thought extinct.
By Andrew Paul,
Is this UFO large enough for Sasquatch?
“Once upon a time if a hunter saw a television, how did he describe it to other people? My experience was similar to this.”
These are the first sentences that Japan Airlines Captain Kenju Terauchi wrote down via translator in his official recount to the Federal Aviation Administration regarding the events that took place in the skies over Alaska during the twilight hours on November 17th, 1986.
Japan Airlines Flight 1628 originated in Paris and was bound for Tokyo loaded with cases of wine from the Beaujolais region of France. To this day, Tokyo has a love affair with the Beaujolais Nouveau vintage and locals celebrate the annual French release of the new harvest on the third Thursday of November with parties and wine baths. This particular long haul flight plan would take the familiar polar route over Greenland with fuel stops in Reykjavik Iceland and Anchorage Alaska before finishing the journey in Japan.
At the Reykjavik stop, the three-man flight crew consisting of Captain Kenju Terauchi, First Officer Takanori Tamefuji, and Flight Engineer, Yoshio Tsukuba took over operations for the flight leg to Anchorage and boarded the Boeing 747 cargo plane. The crew was relaxed as the flight time was an easy six hours and twenty minutes, a relatively short hop for a cargo haul. They took off without incident at 8:42pm local time with an early expected arrival around 6:00pm in Alaska. Their sense of ease, however, would prove to be the calm before the storm. Just after the plane crossed the US-Canada border at approximately 5:00pm Alaska time, the Japanese flight crew experienced something that would hit major television and media news desks and reverberate around the globe for decades to come.
After crossing into U.S. airspace near the vicinity of Fort Yukon, Alaska, JAL 1628 Captain Terauchi noticed what appeared to be two aircraft flying at roughly the same altitude in front of them and to their left at the 11:00 o’clock position. Initially the crew ignored the white and amber lights of the aircraft, believing them to be two military craft from one of the local bases. After several minutes of observation, the two aircraft had not changed their location. They were maintaining the exact same speed and position as the Boeing 747 cargo airliner travelling at 900 kph.
At this point First Officer Tamefuji inquired to Anchorage Traffic Control to see if there was any “traffic” in the area. Anchorage reported negative. There was no other traffic in the area.
Captain Terauchi then took out his camera and attempted to take a photo of the aircraft lit up in front of them, however he could not work the camera and he had the wrong film for nighttime conditions. The crew then used their onboard weather radar to attempt to make a hit on the unknown aircraft and were successful. When Anchorage asked again if they still had visual contact, Terauchi responded affirmative and that their radar indicated the aircraft were seven to eight miles in front of them.
Then Anchorage sees something on radar, too. Except they see a craft exactly five miles behind JAL 1628 at their six o’clock position. Captain Terauchi responds “Negative – eight miles ahead at 11:00 o’clock”, exactly as the crew had reported previously based on their internal observations and radar readings. Anchorage then brings in the regional air traffic control (ROCC) team and asks if they see anything and if they can confirm there are no military craft in the area. ROCC confirms that there are no military craft and that they, too, can confirm JAL 1628’s position and something in front of them at their 10:00 o’clock position at about the same distance (seven-eight miles).
ROCC and Anchorage both lose radar contact of the object (both in front of and behind JAL 1628) shortly thereafter, however as they are approaching Fairbanks, Capt. Terauchi insists that now there is one large aircraft directly behind them. Captain Terauchi would later state and add drawings depicting the UFO craft to be many times “larger than an aircraft carrier”.
Anchorage asks the Fairbanks air traffic control to confirm, however they see nothing except for JAL 1628 on radar. Anchorage suggests to the the JAL crew that they could have a military aircraft scramble to fly up and confirm the unidentified aircraft. The crew quickly rejects the offer out of fear for their safety. Anchorage then asks the nearby United Airlines flight UA69 traveling to Fairbanks if they can get a visually of the UFO following JAL 1628 and they, too, can only see the Japanese cargo plane ; and this is where the media firestorm started.
An experienced major airline captain with nearly 30 years’ flight experience reports seeing multiple unidentified flying objects. The same reported objects are independently confirmed on government radar. Terauchi’s crew gives consistent independent accounts to FAA investigators after the incident.
Much like the “tic-tac” incidents involving UFO’s encountered by military fighter pilots over the last decade, it took years for the official government documents to be released to the public regarding JAL Flight 1628. I encourage everyone to dig through the more than 1500 pages of FAA documents including interviews, flight paths, weather, radar, press releases, etc. and judge for yourselves as to what happened over Alaska on the evening of November 17th, 1986.
The occurrence took place over what is known as the Alaska Triangle, where over 16,000 people have disappeared since the late 1980’s. Does this have something to do with the event?
Over the week following the JAL Flight 1628 encounter, numerous Native and First Nations tribal members in northern Alaska and Yukon Territory described seeing similar lights in the sky and mysterious crafts landing in arctic lakes during late November, 1986. Some of the crafts were said to be piloted or ferrying large hairy men. For a fascinating recap of these events as well as further insight into JAL 1628, take a listen to our October 2019 Podcast .
Let us know what you think! Some of the FAA investigators have sided with Captain Terauchi – others have explained the 1986 event away as simple radar error. What about the other events that occurred up north in the days following that are eerily similar to what the JAL 1628 crew experienced?
By Kevin Weberling
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Day One - Arrival
First and Foremost, Congratulations to Michael Hassett from Tulsa, OK, and Guy Fortin from Gentry, AR for winning this years Olympic Park Expedition and raffle drawing from event conferences. We chose the last weekend in June (4 day expedition) as the timing was aligning to a new moon and we would have the most likely trip without rainfall. The team got everything scheduled and off we went.
Late May, Chuck picked up the RV in Peshastin, WA then headed over Stevens Pass, and on his way to Portland, OR and dropped off the RV at the KOA in Castle Rock, WA. This way he didn't have to tow it into Portland traffic. We figured we could save some time that way and get the team a decent nights sleep - and since we were headed to the Caves weI knew we could pick up the RV after they stopped at the Firehouse Deli before heading north to the Olympics. As Chuck noted on the show, it was erie coming over Stevens Pass so figured he knew they would be in for a good would be a good weekend.
We had Michael and Guy depart Tulsa, OK and arrive in Portland, OR. Our goal was to take a trip from Portland to the Toutle, WA area and immerse them in the Lore of the PNW before heading to the Olympic National Forest for a short field trip. Unfortunately like with any expedition we had some scheduling challenges but ultimately it was smoothed out and the guys made it safely to Portland, OR.
They guys first stop was at Ape Caves in Cougar, WA.
Day Two - Ape Caves (Cougar, WA)
Chuck met Michael and Guy for breakfast and then the guys hit the road to Cougar, WA. Since we did not know exactly what kind of physical condition the guests were in, we wanted to progress slowly throughout the adventure and we also wanted to have some fun. After breakfast at the Marriott Courtyard, the guys made their way up to Cougar, WA by way of Skamania County and I had Michael read the county ordinance along the way.
Chuck wanted to show the guys a theory he has about Sasquatch going underground in Lava Tubes during the day, and wanted to show the lava tube complex and systems underneath the Cascades. The guys headed to Ape Caves, and Chuck and the Forest service took them on a tour of not only, the south and north caves, but some old artifacts the USFS had discovered over the years left by ancestors long since passed. Some great photos below.
After the guys left Ape Caves @1pm they headed up to Toutle, WA and to see Mount Saint Helens. Sadly they were under cloud cover and so Chuck made the decision to hold short of the Visitor Center and tool the guys to the A-Frame house and Bigfoot Gift Shop before heading to the Firehouse Deli for some lunch and cobbler.
After lunch the guys hit the road around 3pm. They cane back down to I-5, picked up the RV back in Castle Rock, WA then headed to the Olympic National Park and Sol Duc Hot Springs - check in was @8pm and we had a long drive up the peninsula arriving @9:00pm. They then ate dinner and turned in to the cabins for the night.
Day Three (Sol Duc Hot Springs)
The guys started their morning at the lodge, had a good breakfast then headed out to the Camping Area to orientate to their surroundings, review the agenda, and do some preliminary casting.
Guy Fortin had an early morning visitor (video below).
After our brief orientation, we reviewed paperwork, safety guidelines and health check items, prior to the fun.
After seeing how everyone did for the day, we chose to head up to lead on an area Chuck had picked up from a lady outside of Forks, WA. The area itself was outside of Forks (Within 10 miles). The lady was 74 years old but spent over 30 years outside of the area she suggested. The reason she felt it was a good area was due to the location and the current weather patterns, as this was a chum year, she pinpointed a certain animal migration path to the river she is well aware of. While Chuck always has hie ears up for next hoaxster, or the conveniences of a suspect encounter. He felt it would be a good area, as he knew this individual was in no shape to get ahead of the expedition, nor did we specify an area or time and date we would arrive.
As we finished this area mounting surveillance, we started following a few game trails, scat and tracks.
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While we all know tracks are not evidence, through review of other casts in the area including single step and double step bear prints there is no comparison with this track and that of a black bear whom frequent this area.
Ultimately day three was awesome and the first time Chuck had been with anyone that found anything with so much definition in the last 20 years, more photos on ALL ACCESS. So it was a major success for our 2019 group. While we did not have a visual encounter we did have a few interesting things happen on the way back out including wood knocks and some movement in the brush we questioned about a half a mile from us. We sincerely wish to thank Guy Fortin for this amazing find on his first time in the bush looking for Sasquatch, we will return in 3 months to collect the trail cams and update you on a later episode of the show on what we found. Stay Tuned.
Day Four - Departure
Chuck and team had a great time organizing the expedition for the group, and we had an amazing time getting to know our raffle winners, they were amazing and polite guests, and always up for anything.
We wish Michael Hassett and Guy Fortin safe passage home, and until we meet again, may peace be your journey!~
For those that have never been to the Olympic National Forest, pictures will never do it justice and the team hopes you join the Syndicate for the next Expedition in 2020. Expedition Sign Up
By, Expedition Team 2019
Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Do we need a body to prove that Sasquatch exists?
For those that have had a genuine encounter with Sasquatch, nothing more is needed to confirm their existence. The absolute size differential in the presence of the giant hominid, the overwhelming stench permeating the air, the rocks and branches being thrown like child toys into a back country camp, the midnight wailing and shrieks bolting them awake in their tents. For the experienced, this is proof enough.
For the skeptics that dismiss the reported sightings and associated evidence as either hoaxes or misinterpreted encounters with a bear or other large animal, there is only one thing that will convince them of Sasquatch. They need a body.
Footprint casts are often dismissed as pranksters walking along trails and logging roads with fake molds strapped to their feet. Tree structures attributed to Sasquatch could be from natural causes or human construction. Hair samples submitted for DNA analysis have yet to bring forth a smoking gun proving the species existence. The FBI recently released that in the mid-1970’s, even the government looked into a comparative species analysis of unknown hair samples sent to the Bureau by a Sasquatch research organization based out of The Dalles, Oregon. The FBI concluded that the hair samples were of “the deer family”.
It is an interesting conundrum. Why don’t we have a Sasquatch body yet? Surely with all of the reported sightings over the past century, someone, somewhere would have stumbled across a bone or carcass at some point. Or is it that strange? Even for the most experienced outdoors person, how many bear or mountain lion carcasses have they come across? The answer for most is probably zero. It is well documented that predatory animals at the top of the food chain rarely die naturally out in the open. Humans are their only predators and they normally hide and die in private. When they die, natural decomposition and scavenging by other animals quickly disperses the remains.
Unfortunately, the unbelievers and naysayers do have a point. Without a body, alive or dead, it is difficult to officially confirm Sasquatch existence. To that point, it is near impossible to officially confirm any living organism, flora or fauna, without a documented “body” sample. This is where the “voucher specimen” comes into play with all newly discovered species. Upon discovery of a new species of a plant or animal, there are academically accepted guidelines and methods for collection, processing and storage of new species. This is important because it allows for definitive comparison and analysis of any future tissue samples, DNA, etc. back to the originally documented voucher specimen.
This takes the conversation into the legal and ethical realm. Do we stage hunts to capture a live Sasquatch? Do we need to kill a Sasquatch to enter the species into the traditional voucher specimen system? Is it human? How do we classify it?
States like Washington, Oregon and California already ban the hunting and killing of Sasquatch. Other states like Texas deem any “non-game animal”, including Sasquatch, fair to hunt without bag limits. For us at the Sasquatch Syndicate the definitive answer on killing is, No.
For a fascinating conversation on the subject of capturing Sasquatch, have a listen to the Sasquatch Syndicate podcast with former professional wrestler “Rockin Randy” Stewart. Randy and the team discuss his encounters as a child and methods of capturing Sasquatch using non-lethal means. They also bring up the numerous benefits and consequences of proving the existence of Sasquatch.
Do we tranquilize and tag them like bear and lion programs? What is the government response if we make a discovery? Will the discovery be hidden and classified? Is the general public ready for Sasquatch? Over the last century there have been thousands of documented encounters with Sasquatch in North America.
Some of the reports are probably false. Some are certainly hoax. Many are certainly real.
However, if even ten accounts are valid – how would that make you feel?
Let us know what you think, leave your comments and perhaps you'll get a shout out on the show.
By Kevin Weberling,
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Do Sasquatch Eat Snakes? An Encounter in Roy, Washington
Spotting a Sasquatch
Dawayne’s friend wasn’t home when he arrived with his mom, so he wandered to the end of the drive where there was a pond. While he was playing in the pond a snake swam up to him. A few moments later there was a splash and a second snake came slithering through the water. Another few moments, a splash, then another slithering creature. Being a boy of eight or nine, Dawayne was ecstatic. He ran back to the house to retrieve a can from his mom so he could catch them. It wasn’t that long later when his friend arrived home. Dawayne’s can was full and the two poked around a bit before dumping the snakes out and wandering off.
It was that night when Dawayne and his friend were running out the back door and down the stairs of the deck, out of the corner of his eye he caught a quick glimpse of two red lights a distance away by the creek. Up and down the stairs again, and out of the corner his eyes the red lights were back. Dawayne stopped, pausing to look at the red lights. They appeared to be swaying slightly in the dark night, resting by a tree across the creek about 100 feet away from him.
He could hear a low rumble coming from the direction of the lights and Dawayne started to wander towards the fence. Moment’s later his friend joined him. He wanted to know what he was looking at. As the two boys wandered within 50 feet of the creature in the distance and their eyes adjusted to the light, they could make out the outline of a larger creature with glowing red eyes.
Was it a bear or a cow? No, his friend assured him. It couldn’t be. One more loud rumble from the creature was all it took for Dawayne’s friend to bolt towards the house. While he wasn’t scared before, as soon as his buddy took off he followed shortly after. They ran through the house trying to get someone to listen to them. There was something in the yard. But no one was interested in their shenanigans. Sent back out to the deck, the boys were met with two frightened horses that typically wandered the acre behind the house up on the deck, cowering against the house.
But the creature itself was gone. And the boys were left with nothing but what he describes as a thick wall of something you’d smell at a dump that dissipated moments later.
The Serpent King
Dawayne thinks back on that day, wondering about those snakes. Why were there so many? Why were they splashing into the water? He wonders to himself if snakes are a delicacy to the Sasquatch. Was his new smelly friend trying to hand him a snack? He keeps going back to that moment and wondering what it was all about. But you know what I do know about snakes? They often retreat to the water when they’re frightened because they’re excellent swimmers. Dawayne’s story is compelling to say the least and you can listen to it in his own words on the podcast: The Serpent King
By Tae Haahr
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
A Monster of a Tale: The Legend of Boggy Creek
The recently remastered 1972 tale, The Legend of Boggy Creek hit the ‘net last year and I thought I’d take a little look-see and what the buzz was all about. One-part creature feature, one-part docudrama, this film tells the story of the Fouke Monster, a creature of Arkansas folklore that largely resembles Sasquatch. But this is not a horror film, it’s a retelling of a local legend.
What is a docudrama?
Before you rush out to watch The Legend of Boggy Creek, I think it’s important to fully grasp what a docudrama is. This film is quick to point out that it’s a true story, and as with all docudramas, an element of that holds up. But that’s not the case entirely.
By definition, docudrama films are a “dramatic reconstruction of a real event or person” (HuffPost). Their goal is to retell the story of a character place or event as close to the real thing as possible. But there's a catch.
Docudramas are fictionalized reconstructions of real events. That means that there is still a cast and crew, a script and, most importantly, creative license taken by the filmmakers.
The Fouke Monster of Arkansas
Fouke, located in Miller County in the southwest corner of Arkansas, is a town of almost 900 people today, but in the 1970s it would have been closer to a population of less than 600. A quintessential county-looking town, Fouke features forested bogs and a fairly flat landscape.
This quaint little town was thrust into the spotlight in the 1970s when The Legend of Boggy Creek was originally released. Detailing the existence of the hairy, ape-like creature called the Fouke Monster, a true local legend.
The Fouke Arkansas Monster was a local legend before the film was released in 1972. Similar to Sasquatch, sightings of this creature date back to the 1940s and it’s said to be seven feet tall with three-toed feet, smelly and covered in reddish-brown hair. At one point there was even a $10,000 reward for Fouke Monster photos.
But with the filming of The Legend of Boggy Creek movie in full swing in the early ‘70s, sightings of the local creature increased. It started when a local farmer found footprints that were too large to be from a human on the edge of his soybean farm in June of 1971.
Then there was a car full of residents that saw the elusive creature run across the highway in front of them. A hunter that spotted it while she was out looking for deer. And a local resident even said he moved his family into the safety of town after a particularly terrifying encounter.
The Legend of Boggy Creek features staged interviews and reenactments of some of the older residents of the Fouke area and their encounters with the Sasquatch-like creature. Including the story of the monster picking up a local farmer’s 200 lbs hog and carting him off.
But in 1986, years after the ‘70s hype of the Fouke Monster was at its height, a story by AP was printed that surmised the whole thing was a hoax. Sightings have been down in years, with the local police sharing that they no longer keep a file on the creature.
Even Former Fouke Mayor James D. Larey said that he didn’t think anyone actually believed the creature ever existed. And while he suspected that the tracks were faked, he thought it was neat that the story brought so much interest to the small town.
Checking Out the Film
Before you kick your heels up and turn on the film, you might want to crack a beer because you’re going to be in for a long run (did I mention you can use our super fashionable bottle opener to do so).
While the story behind the picture is interesting, the film itself features long, drawn-out landscape scenes (there’s over five minutes of music and nature shots before the story even begins). And, if I’m being completely honest, it’s kind of like watching 90 minutes of Unsolved Mysteries reenactments.
I can say safely that I’m not putting The Legend of Boggy Creek in my top 10 favorite films, but I would definitely watch a full-blown creature-feature horror on the Fouke Arkansas Boggy Creek Monster.
Visit Boggy Creek
Canada is no stranger to Bigfoot sightings, especially in the western province of British Columbia which is covered in beautiful mountains and picturesque lakes. But the highest concentration of Sasquatch sightings in the province happens to be in the Fraser Valley Area. The Frazier Valley consists of a Valley between Hope and Chillawack in British Columbia and is about a 3.5 Hour Drive from Seattle, WA and 2 hours from Vancouver, BC.
The Fraser Valley Area varies in definition depending on where you’re from. Locals from BC refer to it as the area along the Fraser River downstream from the southwestern town of Hope. But those not from the area often speak of the entire basin including Fraser Canyon. For the purposes of this post though, let’s hangout with the locals.
Fraser Valley Area Sasquatch in the 1930s
Sightings of Bigfoot in this area are said to date back over 200 years. But if you ask indigenous tribes, you’re likely to hear about stories of these creatures passed down from ancestors long gone.
An article said to be from July 29, 1934, speaks of the Sasquatch being a “tribal legend among the Chehalis Indians and those of the Skwah Reservation” that have been carried down by “oral recording covering three generations.”
While this article is a bit hard to read, it shares that members of the Chehalis tribes “have seen in the springtime every fourth year the light of a great fire on one of the highest peaks in the Chehalis Range.” It “burns for four nights, rising in a very high, thin column.”
The article further speculates that this fire-burning tradition marks a “return to a certain place of worship at some ancient shrine” for Sasquatch or might instead be a way for them to communicate with others in the basin.
It seems like the early 1930s were ripe for Bigfoot sightings in the Fraser Valley Area. Francis Dickie, the author of the article, shares that sightings of the mysterious “hairy men” were becoming more frequent.
Sometime that year Tom Cedar from the Skwah Reservation by Harrison was trout fishing in his canoe on Morris Creek when he was seemingly attacked by a Sasquatch. He was “near a rocky-terraced bank” when a large rock was thrown into the water near his canoe. When he looked up “he saw with amazement a huge hair man above him just as he threw another rock.” Cedar, not exactly thrilled to stick around and see what would happen next, paddled as quickly as he could up the creek.
But that wasn’t the first recorded Bigfoot sighting in the area, twenty years earlier Peter Williams, also of the Chehalis tribe, was near the foot of a mountain about a mile from the reserve when he saw a “man between six and seven feet tall, covered with hair” rise from beneath the underbrush. He ran through the underbrush and was amazed (and terrified) when the creature chased after him across the pond and all the way back to his home where he grunted and growled until deciding to leave.
The next year, Paul Williams, also of the Chehalis again came across these creatures and was close enough to distinguish that they were different genders. Other reports in this article describe these creatures chasing off fishermen to retrieve the fish they’ve caught, staring at them from afar and lurking around in the mountainous area.
However, a witness named Charley Victor did describe a more favorable encounter with one of these giant beasts. He saw a “huge man looking down upon” him as he was bathing in a mountain lake. He even tried to speak to the creature whose “big eyes looked very kind” but didn’t get a chance before he ran off.
The debate described in the article is the same one we have in modern day times. While sightings are reported we have a lack of physical or scientific evidence of these creatures, it seems too many to be a coincidence. So, are they real?
Bigfoot BC Sightings
The 1930s wasn’t the first or last time that Sasquatch was reported lurking around in the Fraser Valley Area. The town of Hope, BC, seems to be a hot spot where Bigfoot-like creatures have been spotted in 1957 and 1997. In the earlier encounter a truck driver saw a large creature jump over a fence and run towards the Fraser River. In the latter, Wayne Oliver caught one on video (unfortunately I couldn’t find the footage).
The Bigfoot/Sasquatch Sightings Mapper has eight sightings marked on their map which include both eyewitness sightings, historical mentions (including those mentioned in the 1934 article above) and other strange occurrences that could be attributed to these creatures—most of which include strange noises. But Bigfoot sightings in BC have been reported not only in the Fraser Valley Area, but also in Whistler and Tofino.
Spotting Bigfoot in the Fraser Valley Area
If you’re headed to the Fraser Valley Area to spot Bigfoot, you’d be best to wander the beautiful banks of the Fraser River. While you’re walking along, you might want to take a glance up at the tallest peak where you might find a tall smoke signal to indicate that something else is lurking in those woods.
By Tae Haahr,
Research Writer - Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Tracking Bigfoot - Scott Wolter Joins the Syndicate
As a forensic geologist, Scott Wolter has the unique opportunity to explore unexplained archeological mysteries and unearth some of the Earth’s forgotten treasures. His adventures and investigations around the globe are covered by History Channel’s (H2) America Unearthed. While he’s been a geologist for his entire career, his expertise in unearthing mysteries really started when he was asked to determine the date of the inscription on the Kensington Runestone—originally discovered in Minnesota in 1898.
This discovery allowed him to champion the new science of Archaeo Petrography which is a process that dates man-made inscriptions on stones. Today he uses that science to explore ancient artifacts and objects to see if we can learn new things about the past.
Like a high-tech version of Indiana Jones, Scott's adventures have taken him all around the world in search of answers for some of the most captivating mysteries. He’s searched for history’s heavy-hitters such as the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail, and even our good friend Sasquatch.
Going Global to Find Sasquatch
Scott considers himself a Sasquatch skeptic. When he started working on America Unearthed, he told his producers that there were two things he wasn’t interested in searching for: Aliens and Sasquatch. And while he hasn’t searched for aliens yet, Sasquatch is a different story.
American Unearthed aired “Global Bigfoot Hunt” during their third season, episode four if you’re interested, which included exploring Sasquatch sighting stories in Minnesota and California before making the trek across the ocean to Nepal.
He wasn’t impressed when his producers dropped the topic in his lap, but there was a trip to Nepal included—and really, who could pass that up. So, he packed his bag and started out in search of Sasquatch.
Scott still can’t confirm the existence of the creature. But he was one of the first people lucky enough to experience the Yeti Scalp of Khumjung in Nepal. He also had a chance to speak with witnesses who shared their encounters with him.
On this months episode, Chuck and Scott speak to their college football days, and share some interesting conversation about Giants, Sasquatch and Scott's journey to the Himalayan Mountains.
Scott joined the Sasquatch Syndicate podcast for the America Unearthed H2 episode to share some of his travel stories, experiences and what the global hunt for Sasquatch is really like. So, grab your favorite cup of coffee (we’re betting it’s got a Sasquatch on it) and tune in to live vicariously through this modern day Indianan Jones.
By Tae Haahr,
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Meet Florida’s Sasquatch: The Skunk Ape
It seems like every state has their own Sasquatch-esque folklore and Florida is no exception. Legends of the Florida Skunk Ape have been around for hundreds of years, dating back to the area's indigenous groups description of the “esti capcaki” which roughly describes the tall man and protector of the forest.
The Florida Skunk Ape goes by a number of different names, including particularly charming monikers such as the swamp ape, stink ape and swamp cabbage man. As well as a few more on-point descriptors like Florida's Sasquatch, swamp Squatch and Myakka Skunk Ape.
This creature is described as being somewhere around seven feet tall and weighing over 300 lbs (some accounts clock them at as much as 450 lbs). It’s said that these creatures roam in packs, though notably all eye witness accounts I found were single-being sightings. And despite their rank smell—described as something between a skunk and roadkill—they’re mostly described as being peaceful.
Skunk Ape Sightings
The Florida Skunk Ape is touted as a relative of Sasquatch that resides most likely in the Everglades. Sightings of this creature are comparably more frequent to some of the other areas Sasquatch is known to roam, and it even managed to make a cameo on an episode of Unsolved Mysteries.
Many sightings over the year have been reported. Local area resident and the man behind the skunk ape research center, Dave Shealy, has spent most of his life searching for these mysterious beings and has reportedly come across them on several occasions, including when he was just 10 years old hunting deer with his brother.
They have been spotted by tourists and locals alike, including when tour operator John Vickers and five of his passengers saw what looked to be a Florida Sasquatch-like creature run across the road. Local real estate agent Jan Brock and fire chief Vince Doerr even saw one of these creatures scurrying across the same road a mere few hours apart.
In fact, the scariest photos that I’ve ever seen of any Sasquatch-like creature are allegedly Skunk Ape pictures that were taken in 2000 by an area resident who reported that the creature was swiping apples from her back deck over the period of three nights. While she called the police, the mystery thief was gone when they arrived every time. So she caught him red-handed (or red-eyed?) in a terrifying photo.
But criminal behavior isn’t the only thing that’s gotten this creature caught on camera. In fact, the Florida Skunk Ape seems to be more photogenic than some of the other Sasquatch-like creatures, having been caught on camera several times including by Vince Doerr in 1997 and Dave Shealy in 1998.
Tracker and surveyor TL Riggs also managed to get his hands on what he said is evidence of the Skunk Ape which includes both a footprint that estimates the creatures weight is 300lbs or more. As well as a possible hair sample that DNA testing came back as inconclusive—though it is important to note that analysis with a microscope confirmed that the hair was not synthetic like would be a costume nor is it from a bear, gorilla, chimpanzee, skink, dog or cat.
Then finally, and perhaps most convincing of all, there’s also Dave Shealy’s famous Florida Skunk Ape video filmed in 2000.
Are Skunk Apes Real?
It is important to note that as with most Sasquatch investigations, evidence related to the Skunk Ape is based most predominantly on eyewitness testimony. Because of that the National Park Service says the testimony is too weak to take seriously at this point. But, as someone much smarter than me said some years ago “the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence” and something appears to be lurking out in the Florida Everglades. The real question is, what is it?
If you decided to take up the torch on your own Skunk Ape hunt, make sure to swing by the Skunk Ape Headquarters located at the Trails Campground where you might just be able to hear the legend of the swamp ape by Dave Shealy himself.
By Tae Haahr,
Research Writer - Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Sasquatch - The unsolved mysteries of the Nahanni Headless Valley
Following the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890’s, brothers Willie and Frank McLeod set out to chase their dreams of gold and fortune during the early 1900’s. They chose the obscure South Nahanni River Valley which had been tried as a short cut to the ardous overland route from Edmonton to Dawson’s Creek and the nearby gold fields. Earlier western explorers who had passed through the area reported a tropical valley free of snow due to the local hot springs. Stories also came from the hunters and trappers returning from the Nahanni with large prehistoric bones, tusks and pelts from mammals thought to be long extinct.
While the allure of prospecting in the valley was understandable, little did the siblings know they would end up a decade too late and two heads short to collect their riches. The Mcleod brothers skeletons were discovered intact by others several years after they embarked on their journey, but their heads were no where to be found. The Nahnni Headless Valley owes it’s sinister name not only to the McLeod brothers, but also to the numerous other prospectors and fur trappers who over the next half century, would end up missing entirely or be found in similar states of headless demise by future explorers. None of these cases has ever been solved. Today the Headless Valley is part of the Nahanni National Park Preserve in the remote southwestern corner of the Northwest Territories near the borders of the Yukon and British Columbia provinces.
The national park was established in 1972 and was recently voted one of the “7 wonders of Canada”. It was is also one of the original twelve UNESCO World Heritage Sites designated in 1978 along with the likes of Niagara Falls and Yellowstone National Park. To emphasize the remoteness of the the park, Nahanni NPP receives 800-1000 visitors per year while Yellowstone averages over 4 million visitors.
The animals feared to roam the Nahanni Valley included the Waheela or “bear dog”, a ferocious animal thought to have gone extinct 5 million years ago. The large hairy men encountered by the Dene and western explorers were known locally as Nakani. Nakani is thought to reside in the numerous limestone caves present throughout the Nahanni River valley. The large creature is nocturnal and known to kidnap those that venture into the valley, often beheading and devouring their victims.
Entering the park today is generally done via float plane as the entire park is roadless, however it can be also be entered via an arduous overland hike from the Yukon side to the west. The remote location of the park may explain why the mysteries of the McLeod brothers and the other explorers that came up missing or dead have never been solved. The area was originally inhabited by the Dene and Naha indigenous people. The Dene inhabited the lowland areas around the Mackenzie River and traditionally avoided the South Nahanni River valley due to the frequent raids by the Naha tribe who lived in the mountainous areas above the valley. The Gate – South Nahanni River The Dene also stayed out of the valley because they believed it was cursed, and they feared the large prehistoric animals and giant hairy men thought to reside within the forested canyons.
The historical reports and sightings of these large prehistoric mammals and Gigantopithecus-sized hominids roaming the remote wilderness of Northern Canada in many ways, does not seem far-fetched. The South Nahanni River Valley would have have been on the initial migration pathways for species crossing the land bridge at the Bering Strait. The Nahanni National Park and it's extreme isolated location may have allowed these prehistoric species to thrive well after the ancient mammals had gone extinct in other, more populated areas. If finding new species or rediscovering those thought to be extinct is a step too far in today’s populated world, we can use the discovery of the Korowai people as an example of success. The Korowai people lived in isolation in the jungles of Papau Indonesia without contact with the western world until 1974. Prior to that, it is believed they did not know other humans existed outside of their community.
So for your next adventure, perhaps you wish to plan a trip to the Nahanni Headless Valley??. With only 1000 visitors per year, the area may be on of the last, best places on earth to discover Nakani/Sasquatch and perhaps see creatures from prehistoric times.
By Kevin Weberling,
Research Writer - Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Gigantopithecus: The Largest Ape that Ever Lived
The discovery of the world’s largest ape ever, the Gigantopithecus, was an accident. In 1935, Ralph von Koenigswald, a young German paleontologist, was scouring apothecaries in Hong Kong looking for “Dragon’s teeth” when he ended up coming across an ape molar. But he knew this wasn’t any ordinary ape molar.
By 1939, von Koenigswald had only found three more teeth, despite the fact that he’d sifted through thousands. He was still severely lacking in evidence. But in the 1950s, fragments of three giant jawbones along with thousands of teeth matching von Koeniswald’s discovery were found in Liucheng cave in China. Then 30 years later in the ‘80s a Chinese team found over a dozen more teeth in a Langgupo cave.
What was Gigantopithecus?
While we know they existed because we’ve found Gigantopithecus fossils and teeth, we don’t know much about the creature beyond that. It’s believed that the closest living relative of the Gigantopithecus Blacki is the orangutan.
These creatures are said to have lived between 2-million and 100,000 years ago in the early-to-middle Pleistocene age, mostly in southern China. Fossils indicate that the Gigantopithecus height was somewhere around 10 feet or 3 meters tall. and, as a massive ape, its weight was 1,100 lbs or 270 kg which fits the physical nature of what we know as Sasquatch and paints a pretty good hypothesis.
What did Gigantopithecus eat?
There is some discrepancy regarding what they ate or even how much they ate?. Some speculate that they could have been carnivorous while others say grass-fed. The isotopic composition of the enamel on some of the teeth suggests that they were forest dwellers that stuck to a mostly vegetarian diet—but locations that fossils have been found suggest that it could largely depend on where they lived.
The Gigantopithecus that lived in southern China would have most certainly been on forest-covered ground. But those roaming the areas of present-day Thailand would have had access to some forest but found themselves mostly in open desert in the Savanna lending to the hypothesis that it had no choice but to migrate to the temperate rain forests of Northern Asia and across the Pacific Northwest for rich vegetation.
Regardless of what they ate, we do know that they had unusually bad teeth and overall poor dental health. A fourth jawbone was found that suggested that the Gigantopithecus would lose a few teeth throughout their lifetime and some speculate it was due to brittleness of the hardened vegetation as a result of a drought that occurred hundreds of thousands of years ago. If true, then it only makes sense that the creature would need to find lush vegetation, and travel north to Russia and Siberia, and further across the land bridge to the Rainforests of North America. But perhaps Gigantopithecus didn't make it that far after all?
Extinct or Alive
Is Gigantopithecus Extinct or Alive?, and what do we know? Over 50% of the world's land mass is completely untouched by human feet, and new discoveries are made all the time? Look no further than the show Extinct or Alive hosted by Forest Galante. While researchers like Forest are NOT Cryptozoologists, that doesn't mean that they lack the interest, it just hasn't been concrete enough to investigate, but perhaps that can change in the future.
Perhaps Homo Erectus had something to do with it?
If Gigantopithecus is extinct, some scientists believe that homo erectus could possibly have had something to do with it. Had they been competing for resources or hunting them, they could have contributed with the large creature’s demise.
That said, Russel Ciochan a paleoanthropologist from the University of Iowa said that while the two species would have been on the Earth at the same time—some 1.7-million years ago—early humans were much more likely to live and hunt in grasslands than the desert or forest, therefore its most likely that they never lived together, simply at the same time.
It’s curious that despite the Gigantopithecus size, we’ve been unable to find so little evidence of these creatures. But because they occupied subtropical Asia, any viable DNA is typically too degraded from the warm, humid weather to be of any use. Not to mention that most viable DNA that scientists work with come from remains that are fewer than 10,000 years old.
The Hypothesis Continues
For those in the Scientific, and Flesh and Blood Camp, perhaps Sasquatch is North America's great ape like the late Dr. Krantz hypothesized. But, if Gigantopithecus could have crossed the landbridge from Asia to North America on it's quest for food, and if it still persists in the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest primarily undiscovered. Then the next question is how many specimens would need to have made it to continue to persist. This is a great discussion that the guys had with Dr. Todd Disotell on our Building the Citizen Scientist series.
So perhaps Gigantopithecus is really the “original Sasquatch” due to its presumed shaggy hair, 3-metre tall stature with a weight of almost 600 lbs and bipedal movements. It certainly fits the bill....
But the lack of DNA evidence for Gigantopithecus and Sasquatch means that we aren’t able to confirm or deny their relationship to each other. However, over time we're slowly but surely getting to know Gigantopithecus, but without further evidence or more advanced scientific evidence, we’ll just have to wait and see.
So what is your theory on Gigantopithecus? Do you believe its Extinct or Alive?
Let me know in the comments section below.
By Tae Haahr,
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Colors of Sasquatch: Skin, Hair and Glowing Eyes
We currently lack widely-accepted scientific evidence of Sasquatch’s existence and our information regarding the colors of Sasquatch including hair, skin, and eye are backed by eyewitness accounts only. Which means that we aren’t 100% sure what the colors of Sasquatch skin, hair and eyes really are.
If you’re a true crime podcast aficionado like yours truly, you probably know that eyewitness evidence is the most unreliable type you can get your hands on. But since most reports of Sasquatch sightings tell of a similar appearance, we have gathered a decent amount of information about what we suspect they look like.
When it comes to determining Sasquatch skin color, reports vary. Considering the massive amounts of hair that witnesses describe, it should be no surprise that gaging the color of the skin underneath can be a bit of a challenge. Especially if you’re viewing it from a distance as most sightings are reported.
That said, based on what witnesses have said Sasquatch skin is most likely a shade of deep brown or black, grey, or, in some cases, even a sunburned red. The palms and soles of their feet tend to be a lighter shade than the rest of the body, and some have also reported an oily-looking black nose.
While this describes the majority of the Sasquatch sightings that have been reported, some witnesses have also seen albino Sasquatches. Instead of a dark tone, they are said to have pink colored skin.
When you’re not hearing about Sasquatch's horrendous odor, one of the most popular topics up for discussion is the massive amounts of hair that they are seen with. And we mean hair.
While scientifically speaking the components that make up hair and fur are said to be virtually indistinguishable, the major difference between the two is the growth speed. Hair grows at a much slower rate than fur, which likely explains why your dog sheds at a much higher volume than you. Most sightings report that Sasquatch hair is dark brown, black or has a reddish tinge. But, like most humans, you’ll find variations of different tones and patches in Sasquatch hair. There have also been reports of white or grey-haired creatures.
Much like human adults, it’s suspected that elder members of the Sasquatch species can have graying hair. But it’s not believed that Sasquatch hair changes from child to adulthood. Sasquatch hair is also often described as being dirty, matted and unkempt but some have reported that it appears glossy, clean and shiny hair. Some even share that females tend to have cleaner more cared-for locks than males do.
The other big topic of discussion on their appearance is their supposedly glowing Sasquatch eyes. Often reported as shining amber, blue, green, but most often red, which could leave witnesses with an uneasy feeling.
While we have no confirmations on whether or not Sasquatch eyes do, in fact, glow, we shouldn’t be surprised if they do. Many animals have what is called a tapetum lucidum behind their retinas. Tapetum lucidum is essentially a mirror-like membrane that helps them to see in the dark, which as we all know humans cannot—though we do have components in our eyes that allow us to see in low light. These mirror-like structures reflect lights like camera flashes, which is why your cat has creepy soul-penetrating eyes in every photo.
What are the colors of Sasquatch?
From the sightings that have been reported we can most likely conclude that the colors of Sasquatch, like so many other species out there, vary. You might encounter a black-haired, reddish-skinned Sasquatch in Colorado, a brown-haired, black skinned Sasquatch in Ohio and grey-haired, black-skinned in Louisiana.
So how many variations are there? Well like us humans perhaps quite a few, take a peak at our FACES compilation and you'll get the picture - literally.....
By Tae Haahr
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Les Stroud Joins the Syndicate!
Les Stroud (born October 20, 1961) is a Canadian survival expert, filmmaker and musician best known as the creator, writer, producer, director, cameraman and host of the television series Survivorman.
Holiday Special 2016 - Survivorman Bigfoot
Les Stroud and the guys will kick off the Holiday Season 2016 with a dedicated podcast to the military forces in both the United States and Canada. Of all the guests we have ever interviewed, Les is very unique as he has spent a lot of time as a survival instructor in the bush. We were pleased Les took the time to meet with the guys, and while many of his experiences are well documented, it was this interview that really ripped the "band-aid" off in regards to beings a sounding board on the topic.
Les and the guys discuss many topics including the Scale of Believability, Survivorman Bigfoot, His time in Music, and All things Sasquatch.
Walked the Walk
Les is one of the most influential folks of our time in the world of Survival. Les has walked the walk, and talks the talk, and having Les's knowledge of survival and extended time in the bush leads credence to his investigative work on this field, and we really appreciate's Les's views on the subject.
Les has a keen familiarity with Dead Fall, Tree Fall, Animals, Animal Sounds, Game Trails,. Camera Traps, Tracking and Survival.
Les has traveled the world and has survived in climates in-hospitable to most, Les brings a unique perspective on all things Sasquatch!~
So join us this holiday season, and enjoy this years Holiday Special 2016.
By Paul Bruton,
Co-Founder - Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Ready for your first Bigfoot encounter?
For those born and raised in the Pacific Northwest against the backdrop of fog-shrouded mountains, glacial rivers and evergreen forests, there’s a good chance that they learned about Sasquatch at a very early age.
Some will go on to have encounters with the shy giants and others will dismiss them as mere tall-tales of local folklore and mythology. The brave few will embrace the possibility of Sasquatch existence and actively seek out their own personal experience.
If you fall into the latter category, it’s worth a drive up the Fraser River Valley ninety minutes east of Vancouver British Columbia. The area around Sasquatch Provincial Park and Harrison Lake has had numerous sightings over the past century and Sasquatch is deeply engrained in the local Sts’ailes First Nation tribe’s tradition and storytelling. The historical odds of a successful encounter do not get better than here.
Few areas in the world have so completely embraced Sasquatch and incorporate the giant hominid’s name in all walks of life as in the town of Harrison Lake Hot Springs. To get to the popular lakeside resort, you will need to hop on BC Highway 7, affectionately known as “The Sasquatch Highway” on the north side of the Fraser River. A quick search upon arrival in town will point you to a number of dining, lodging and recreation opportunities bearing the Sasquatch name.
One of the most popular activities in Harrison Hot Springs is the Sasquatch Days festival held every June since 1938. The event incorporates salmon barbecues, medicine walks, canoe races, and intercultural sharing with the various Sts’ailes tribal bands in the region.
During the festival, take advantage of the summer dry season for a camping excursion and a chance at spotting the nocturnal giant in the adjacent 3000 acre Sasquatch Provincial Park.
The park, originally created as Green Point Park in 1959, was renamed Sasquatch Provincial Park in 1968 after the numerous sightings reported in the area. If a winter ski and snowboard trip is more up your alley, make the 5 mile trip out of town to Sasquatch Mountain Resort and keep your eye out for footprints in the snow. The Sts’ailes people have petroglyphs on Sasquatch Mountain using red ocher pigment dating back 3,000 7,000 years.
History buffs will want to make the short drive up river to Ruby Creek. This small town is home to one of the most famous Sasquatch sightings in the Fraser Valley and put the area on the map as a hotbed of cryptid activity. In the fall of 1941 First Nations tribal member, Jeannie Chapman, emerged from her cabin in mid-afternoon to hear her children playing outside frightened by an unknown animal. Jeannie scanned the property and saw a large hairy man approximately seven to eight feet tall on the edge of the property. The creature then entered the family’s shed and tore apart a barrel storing salted salmon, devouring and scattering the fish across the property. When her husband George arrived home early that evening after work, he immediately noted the large footprints up to sixteen inches in length next to the structures on the Chapman Cabin 1941 property. A deputy sheriff from across the U.S. – Canada border in Bellingham Washington was called over to investigate the incident. This is one of the only cases where international law enforcement has investigated a Sasquatch sighting.
Sheriff Sketch 1941 - Bellingham WA
After investigating the Ruby Creek incident, head further east to the small town of Hope B.C. This town has had several sightings at the local garbage dump where individual Sasquatch and even families have been seen scavenging for food. Some have reacted to the sightings as merely being mistaken for bears. But to those who have witnessed the way the animals walked with human-like gaits on two feet, there is no confusion. For a fascinating interview with a local Hope resident who has had multiple encounters, check out the Sasquatch Syndicate Podcast episode with Chuck Geveshausen.
Whether you’re a Sasquatch skeptic or true believer, the Fraser River Valley offers an excellent opportunity to learn about native tradition and folklore as well as reported first hand sightings. The Harrison Lake Hot Springs tourism department even offers tips on either avoiding Sasquatch due to Sosantoglitaphobia (Fear of Sasquatch) or what to do if you have an encounter. The important thing during all visits to the area is to stay calm, enjoy the surroundings, and most importantly!
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
The land purchase included 812,000 square miles or 512 million acres for a price of $15 million dollars, nearly doubling the size of the United States. The political and cultural ramifications of the purchase and its effect on Native American tribes can be debated, but the economic impact to the United States today makes it one of the greatest land deals in history. The original purchase price of $15 million dollars equates to approximately $320 million adjusted for inflation. The true return on investment for the land and natural resource extraction potential is estimated to be worth well over $1 trillion dollars today.
President Jefferson’s instructions to the thirty three member expedition was to:
1) Determine the existence of a navigable waterway to the Pacific Ocean.
2) Examine the natural resource potential of the land.
3) Evaluate new unknown crop and food sources, and curiously.
4) To document “the animals of the country generally, & especially those not known in the U.S. The remains & accounts of any which may be deemed rare or extinct”. As requested Lewis and Clark kept meticulous journals and had several other members record their observations as well. These journals provided a wealth of knowledge to the public at the time and paint a vivid picture of the unspoiled American West in the early 19th century. Their meticulous attention to detail, discipline and organization provided a roadmap for future exploratory endeavors across the globe.
It is surprising then, that the primary leader and planner, Meriwether Lewis, had significant time gaps in his journal entries at the completion of the expedition. There is a near total void in the Lewis journals from May 14th , 1804 near the start of the expedition until April 7th , 1805 when they left their winter camp at Fort Mandan, North Dakota. The other large gap occurred from August 26, 1805 to January 1, 1806 while traveling over the Continental divide and down the Columbia River in Oregon country. There are numerous theories on the reason for the missing journals. Was Lewis simply lazy and stopped writing? Were the journals lost during an accident on the rivers? Or was there a more sinister, purposeful reason for the lapse in official documentation?
The latter theory is explored by Chuck Geveshausen, and Eric Penz, author of the historical fiction novel, Cryptid: The Lost Legacy of Lewis and Clark during the October 2016 Podcast. The book explores the idea that Lewis did keep meticulous record of his journey but that on their return, it was President Jefferson that omitted the entries and various specimen collections from public record. The premise is that the expedition team had hunted Sasquatch and brought back proof of its existence. Jefferson feared that the public was not yet ready to learn of Sasquatch existence and he worried that commerce and trade in his newly acquired American West would suffer from lack of investment and enthusiasm. The book explores further to suggest that this government censorship and Sasquatch eradication continues today.
It is odd that there is no mention of Sasquatch folklore or legends being passed along to the expedition by the native tribes encountered along the way in any of the journals. The Corp of Discovery passed through and interacted with at least 50 separate tribes and the majority have very similar versions of large, hairy beasts in their cultures. The last half of the route from the Rockies through the Pacific Northwest also has some the highest concentrations of sightings in modern times. The idea that the government may be involved in covering up the existence of Sasquatch may be too far a stretch for some, but one only has to look at other government misinformation acts over the years.
From an article penned by Dr. Jeff Meldrum: “Lewis and Clark wrote in their journals of passing over mountains said to be inhabited by fierce giants, more akin to bears than people, known as the ‘people who wear no moccasins.’ These giants dwelt in caves and among the rocky crags ‘feeding on roots and the flesh of such horses they could take or steal from those who passed through their territory.'”
With continued engagement and presentation of credible scientific observations, we in the private sector can advance necessary changes in perception and create true Sasquatch belief within the public community and demand transparency from government organizations.
By Kevin Weberling,
Research Writer - Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Inaugural Event 2016
The International Bigfoot Conference (IBC) is an annual symposium which brings together the top scholars, researchers, and professional investigators studying the potential existence of Sasquatch and similar cryptids in North America and around the world.
2016 was the inaugural year, for the event and we were pleased to attend. For those that took photo's those are available via the All Access subscription and it should bring back some wonderful conference memories.
The IBC was initially hosted by Russ Accord and a peer to not be mentioned, but later co-hosting was moved to Bob Gimlin, in light of events that surfaced during the conference.
Sasquatch Syndicate was pleased to attend the conference. We met so many wonderful people and had just an amazing time over the three day weekend.
Special thanks to all of the folks at the IBC that made the event a success:
and countless others at the Tri City Convention Center.......
We look forward to seeing you at future IBC Events, and for those that make there way to Kennewick, WA we look forward to seeing you!!.
By Chuck Geveshausen,
Founder - Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Meet the Louisiana Swamp Monster
Creatures that dwell deep in the forest or lurk in swamps, tend to be a thing that we hope exists only in our nightmares. With glowing eyes, claws-for-paws and a stench that could drop a room, they are not the kind of creatures you want to stumble upon. And the Louisiana Swamp Monster is no exception. As one of the most popular Louisiana cryptids, it is most often associated with legends of the Rougarou. This infamous monster has ties to French, Cajun and Metis legends that speak of otherworldly abilities and terrifying tales and these creatures may or may not be lurking around the swamps and bayous of Louisiana.
Louisiana Swamp Monster a Rougarou?
Traditional Cajun folklore legend says that the Rougarou is a werewolf-like half man, half wolf creature. It lurks around the swampland in Louisiana with razor-sharp teeth and glowing eyes. Their victims are most often touted as those that venture too far into the swampland as well as those that don’t follow the rules.
The term Rougarou derives from the term “loup garou” which means werewolf in French. Tales of these creatures are said to have been brought to Louisiana by French-Canadian settlers. Traditionally, stories of the Louisiana Rougarou have been used as a warning for children who misbehave or Catholics who opt to not practice Lent for seven years in a row. Both infractions are said to put you at risk for becoming one of these monsters.
Other cultures have variations on the classic Rougarou monster lore, such as a shapeshifter, found in Metis culture, that can take on the appearance of a wolf in-line with Cree legends. These creatures are said to be men either possessed by evil or those that have offended the Creator.
Whichever lore you subscribe to, what might be the scariest factor is that all you have to do is lock eyes with one and you could end up as a terrifying creature yourself. Thankfully, there is a cure. The curse can be lifted—or more transferred from one to another. An uninfected person can cut the Rougarou and draw their blood, then the curse transfers to them with the previously infected returning to its original human form.
Perhaps warding off the monster is the best course of action. Rougarou legend say that these creatures can’t count past 12, so 13 rocks or pennies left on your doorstep or windowsill will trip them up. They’ll just have to stop and count them, and in frustration will eventually retreat back to their swamp.
The Swamp Monster as Sasquatch
The appearance of the Rougarou shows similarities to Sasquatch, specifically in the case of the Honey Island Swamp Monster. Standing at seven feet tall and moving bipedal with yellow or red eyes, grey hair and the overwhelming reek of death, this monster is often called the Louisiana Bigfoot.
It’s said that you’ll find this creature dwelling in the swampland of Honey Island, Louisiana. That’s where Harlan Ford was in the 1960s when he claimed to have captured an image of this Louisiana Swamp Monster while photographing wildlife. But one encounter wasn’t enough, Ford spent almost a decade looking for the creature and evidence of its existence. And its presence gained national fame when Ford and a friend, Billy Mills, discovered footprints (with only four toes) they attributed to it.
While local tour group owners say they’ve never set eyes on the Honey Island Swamp Monster, brave souls still venture out into the swamp to see if they can spot one. And whether the Louisiana Swamp Monster is a Rougarou, Bigfoot or some variation of the two, they should count themselves lucky that they’re unlikely to spot one.
For an interesting interview with a gentleman in Lousiana please check out our August 2016 Podcast.
By Tae Haahr,
Research Writer - Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Is there a relationship to Sasquatch and Orbs?
Orbs are a controversial but common paranormal phenomena.
While they vary in shape, size and color, they are understood to be the manifestation of energy patterns experienced in person or captured with a camera.
They are said to carry different kinds of energy, with some of the leading beliefs being:
● Ghosts often appearing in haunted places
● Angelic entities often appearing at gatherings with a spiritual presence (i.e. weddings)
● Personal auras often seen hovering around people
Orbs are also most often reported to be visible at night, possibly because they are easier to see. And are often, but not exclusively, found outdoors.
The color it appears can also change the meaning of the orb, for example:
● A white or silver colored orb could be representative of a connection to a higher source or the spirit of a ghost that is still trapped on this plane.
● A true red orb could represent the Archangel Metatron.
● A black or brown orb could represent heavy or dark energy, but isn’t necessarily indicative of evil. Or it could symbolize a person as having a strong earth connection.
● A pink orb could be a messenger of love representing that a teacher, guide or deceased loved one is standing guard.
The truth is that there is no universal guide to what each orb means, nor what the color represents. They are the true manifestation of “in the eye of the beholder.”
The Case Against Orbs
But the validity of orbs is up for discussion.
Dissenters argue that orbs are a visual trick. The introduction of digital cameras has made this more complex. Instead they’re explained as being airborne dust, insects or droplets. Which makes sense because when taking a picture, if an object sits between the focal point of the lens and the flash, the result is a semi-transparent blob of light.
But both could be true. And a few possible ways to differentiate could be if:
● It appears to have its own light source
● It pulsates or has contrails
● You can see it with the naked eye
● It moves deliberately
But what do orbs have to do with Sasquatch?
Sasquatch and Orbs
Sasquatch encounters are often associated with the presence of orbs. These diffused balls of light appear before, after or even during the sighting and it’s thought that they could be a manifestation of its presence.
Some believe that Sasquatch travels across the multiverse in the form of an orb. These beings would appear in the forest or natural environments as unexplained forms of visible light.
By Tae Haahr,
Research Writer - Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
The Alien Connection
For many years, researchers and enthusiasts in the Scientific Community have exhausted many avenues of Ape and Relict Humanoid theory without resolution.
As a result of striking out, many die-hard flesh and blood theorists, are crossing over to the edge of the scientific community trying to find something that helps justify the lack of evidence, and the lack of a body.
This lack of evidence, continues to push the community into other realms of believability including the paranormal "Woo" camp, which by definition is "The science we are yet to understand". While Sasquatch Syndicate is open to all theories, it has been interesting to us, to watch the Sasquatch Community begin to embrace and cross over into theories outside their belief systems to keep the genre alive. After 10 years of Finding Bigfoot finding nothing, there must be some other to way revitalize interest?.. Like you know, getting people to go outside and look for it?
The issue to us is that, at this point, if Sasquatch is an Ape or Relic Hominid, the key is to get folks out in the forest looking, not changing theories to promote conference or TV appearances and book sales. While we at the Syndicate appreciate the cross over and additional theories that keeps the argument going on : Explaining a myth with another myth, is quite the leap as the late René Dahinden would say.
Question - Do you take the leap?
The question as a researcher or enthusiast is do you take the leap? Do you saddle years of hypothetical research and the Scientific Flesh and Blood camp, and take another angle to establish yourself as unique or re-establish yourself in a genre losing interest every year Sasquatch is not discovered?
As a non-profit organization, and while we do promote the research and discovery through various forms of media and entertainment, our goal at the Syndicate is to gain interest in the phenomenon to attach people to the work of research but that research has to be done in the field. Field Research seems like the best way from our perspective.
Is Sasquatch Alien?
The answer is yes, Sasquatch is and will continue to be Alien until we know where it fits on the Evolutionary Table.
Oh you wanted something more sensational? This is the easiest one, because if Sasquatch was an Ape, we would've caught it by now. If Sasquatch was a relic hominid we would've outsmarted it by now. Besides new dimensions are discovered all the time, but even quantum physics, and string theory only go so far. So then how long do you defend the science we are yet to understand before you grow tired of defending that too and jump on the Alien Side of the equation... I mean seriously folks can we get back to the basics?
For the die-hard researcher about to cross over, just remember the discovery starts with boots on the ground- so before you abandon all your work, and decide on the angle for your next book or movie , you may wish to ask yourself when is the last time you put your boots on the forest floor? But hey, if your not into real research and solving the mystery and just want to be a listening enthusiast well..., that's ok too - perhaps you wish to join us for this month's podcast when we interview Stan Gordon author of the Pennsylvania UFO Casebook.
By Chuck Geveshausen,
Founder - Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
How to listen to Sasquatch Syndicate
Throughout time people have listened to radio and media in a variety of formats. However, surprisingly many of the people we meet everyday do not realize however "how to" listen to podcasts. Don't be embarrassed you are NOT alone. So we thought we would take the time to help everyone on their journey. Please enjoy!~
The first and most common way to listen to podcasts is by using your smart phone or smart device. Many of these devices come with a default listening podcast application. These applications allow you to search for topics you wanted to listen to and save your favorite shows and episodes. In addition, these applications will push notifications to you when new material or seasons are released. So click the application, and do a search for Sasquatch Syndicate and Subscribe - and if you leave a good review don't be surprised if you get a shout out on the show. There are a few apps we recommend however such as Apple's Podcast Application and or if you like third party applications we recommend the application "Overcast".
Surprisingly to some as of 2015, only 22% of the world population own smart phones. Many still are using flip phones or no phone at all and over 80% of the world still have no internet. In these cases many fans pick up the show at work on their computer by using our shows website links.
Website links are a great way to stay up to date at all times, as when shows reshuffle or adjust releases this is the true source using the shows RSS “really simple syndication,” feed to the networks. Sadly however, many networks do not refresh this signal so the source does not always make its way to your ears.
Radio is still the most frequent application the world has access to. Many podcasts are syndicated to the radio networks via outlets and licensing is arranged between the show and to AM/FM broadcast stations. While radio stations still exist, they are becoming fewer and farther between.
As a result, many radio broadcasters have moved to podcasts as a new media source to actually see their work reach the audience, as podcast data is much richer for the creator to see what their listeners are interested in. Shows like Sasquatch Syndicate are available on iHeart Radio and other broadcast media platforms like Soundcloud and Spotify.
Sasquatch Syndicate does not yet have a Youtube Channel, as Podcasts are an Audio Format. While many of the shows out there release their audio episodes, Youtube was intended for Video or Video Log's none as VLOG format. That being said, a video show format is on our 5 year plan so keep checking back and we look forward to moving to video in the coming years.
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What's your favorite way to listen? let us know and share your thoughts with our audience. Thanks again for listening!!!
Chuck Geveshausen, Founder
Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
Sasquatch Syndicate is a Washington State Non-Profit organization promoting the research and discovery of Sasquatch through various forms of entertainment, media, and events.
As a Syndicate our goal is to unite not divide, and ultimately bring groups and individuals together to share all we know about this phenomenon.
Until we have a Sasquatch in a cage to study, Sasquatch Syndicate will remain open to all theories on what this phenomenon is.
There are footprints in the forest, and something is making them.
So join the Syndicate and explore the mystery!~
By Chuck Geveshausen,
Founder, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.