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.
Where to begin in the Rocky Mountains
Colorado is no stranger to Sasquatch sightings. There have been 100+ recorded sightings over the years—and the list just keeps on growing.
This many sightings shouldn’t surprise anyone considering the state has 24.4-million acres of forest, much of that untravelled by humans, for Sasquatch to lurk unseen. Not only that but there are the famous Rocky Mountains and more than 4,000 bodies of water, it’s practically a paradise.
Elevations range from high mountain peaks to low river bottoms, and that range contributes to the diversity of habitats found here: coniferous forests, subalpine meadows, grasslands, sagebrush and thousands of miles of streams and rivers. ... The headwaters for the continent's major river systems are also found here.
The ecology of the Rocky Mountains is diverse due to the effects of a variety of environmental factors. The Rocky Mountains are the major mountain range in western North America, running from the far north of British Columbia in Canada to New Mexico in the southwestern United States, climbing from the Great Plains at or below 1,800 feet (550 m) to peaks of over 14,000 feet (4,300 m).
Temperature and rainfall varies greatly also and thus the Rockies are home to a mixture of habitats including the alpine, subalpine and boreal habitats of the Northern Rocky Mountains in British Columbia and Alberta, the coniferous forests of Montana and Idaho, the wetlands and prairie where the Rockies meet the plains, a different mix of conifers on the Yellowstone Plateau in Wyoming and in the high Rockies of Colorado and New Mexico, and finally the alpine tundra of the highest elevations
The Rocky Mountain habitats are home to a great deal of wildlife from herbivores, such as elk, moose, mule deer, mountain goat and bighorn sheep, to predators like cougar, Canada lynx, bobcat, black bear, grizzly bear, gray wolf, coyote, fox, and wolverine, along with a great variety of small mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians, numerous bird species, and tens of thousands of species of terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates and soil organisms.
As the saying goes, if you can support a Moose, or a Bear you can support a Sasquatch.
For the longest time, theories abound of Sasquatch navigating thousands of miles each winter but in recent years evidence suggests a more elevational migration such as a grizzly bear. That being said if you believe that Sasquatch migrated from Asia to North America and traversed the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Colorado, you may be onto something. How do you think Sasquatch arrived in Colorado undetected?
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By Tae Haahr
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.
The Search for Sasquatch and other Wildmen
The objective of the RHI is to promote research and provide a refereed venue for the dissemination of scholarly peer-reviewed papers exploring and evaluating the possible existence and nature of relict hominoid species around the world.
From Dr. Jeff Meldrum, “I am occasionally surprised by how many people, even some seasoned researchers are unaware of, or simply have not availed themselves of the Relict Hominoid Inquiry (RHI) found at https://www.isu.edu/rhi/.
The journal just completed its seventh year. We finished out the latest volume with an English translation of an abridgment of a book by Rinchen, a noteworthy Mongolian researcher. This provides for the first time for anglophones an important insight into the nature of the Almas, possibly a relict neanderthaloid, prior to the popularization of Sasquatch.
I encourage everyone serious about the effort to consider this question through a scientific lens, to explore the accumulating contributions within this journal — novel research papers, incisive book reviews, synthetic essays, informative news items and thoughtful editorials.”
Have your own opinion or lens you wish to share, please let us know in the comments below or email us. We'd love to hear from you.
By Chanelle Elaine
CMO, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.