Quantum Bigfoot: An Interview with Ron Morehead
Ron Morehead is the author of not one, but two different books that talk about his Sasquatch experiences and research. The first, Voices in the Wilderness: A True Story, shares the story of initial encounter with mysterious creatures in a remote part of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. His latest, The Quantum Bigfoot, was released in 2017 and talks about the interaction between science and spirituality when it comes to studying these creatures.
Ron’s experience isn’t limited to his books though. He’s been researching Sasquatch, and more specifically the sounds he heard in the Sierra Nevada Mountains that are attributed to Sasquatch, for over 40 years. It all started in 1971, when he and five other hunters started recording the Sierra Tapes.
Sierra Nevada Mountains, 1971
Ron was part of a hunting group that would trek into a remote spot in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. When two hunters were up at their cabin alone, they heard what they described as aggressive sounds by the stove inside their remote and very inaccessible shelter. Then, they came across a huge five-toed footprint that was certainly not from a bear.
After hearing of the story five of the six hunters in Ron’s group, including him, started to head back to the spot on a regular basis with tape recorders. They were hoping to catch the sounds on tape or maybe even get lucky enough to spot the creatures and capture them on camera.
For years the group went up there just to record them, hoping to lay eyes on the noisey troublemakers in the wood. “We really underestimated what they were at the time,” Ron shared. They thought they were simply just animals making a racket.
Evaluating the Sierra Tapes
When an investigative journalist was brought up the the Sierra Nevada Mountains with Ron and his team of hunters to experience the sounds for himself, he shared with the group how important the recordings were. Something utterly unreal was happening and the tapes needed some credibility.
So, the sounds on the tapes were studied by a professor at the University of Wyoming who ensured that they hadn’t been altered or manipulated in any way and confirmed that they hadn’t. But even that bit of street cred didn’t mean that the tapes weren’t a hotly debated topic.
Ron has tried to get more people with official clout to listen to the tapes and share their opinion, but the academic fish aren’t biting much. But in 2008, a crypto linguist got their hands on the tapes and determined that there was a complex language being spoken by the creatures. Which, while it doesn’t “prove” anything satisfactorily to the general population, does confirm suspicions of what’s on the tapes in Ron’s mind.
Hearing Ron's Story
There is a lot more to Ron’s story than simply the capture or authentication of the Sierra Tapes. And while you can read about it in his books, you can also check out the Ron Morehead episode of the Sasquatch Syndicate podcast.
Ron joins Chuck and shares his experiences capturing the sounds of Sasquatch in the remote mountains, the journey and experience of getting official ears on the tapes and researching the mysterious wood-lurking creature.
It’s a pretty enthralling episode that you won’t want to miss. So grab yourself a coffee (obviously in your favorite Sasquatch mug), kick back and listen to Ron share his story.
So what is your opinion of the Sierra Sounds and Tapes?
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By Tae Haahr
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.