What You Need To Go Bigfooting…

I thought I’d start Thursday off to a quick refresher of techniques and equipment for us Bigfooters in the field….here we go!

• Look for Bigfoot prints (to me that’s size 6 or a above)

• Bring casting supplies (so you can leave them in a car)

. Bring your cellphone (to take the worst pictures even though you have a 10x Max cell)

. -Bring a backpack (so you can stuff it with so much 💩 you tip over)

. Know your wildlife sounds ( so you don’t chase a raccoon halfway to Texas)

• Bring night vision (so if a bear does 💩 in the woods you won’t miss it, then you can answer that mystery for us)

. Look behind you, (because he’s tailing you, not the other way around)

. Bring a weapon (so you can accidentally shoot Fred in the toe out there because he drives you nuts, and blame it on Bigfoot!)

. And lastly, for today anyway, bring your sense of humor because there’s a 90% chance we won’t find him out there, and we need to remember to enjoy our time (because chances are high that we are very lost and won’t find the damn car)

I should mention that Fred is a fictional character. And most of these accounts actually happened to me. And maybe happened to some of you too (except shooting Fred, please don’t shoot Fred).

Have an awesome morning everyone, hope I made you smile!

If you have a ridiculous moment out there feel free to share…

Art by Shawn Langley at shawnlangley.com thanks for sharing with me!

Swamp Beastie…Tale of Elmer the Elusive

This beastly tale is how legends and folklore get started. This article states that a women from Kent, Virginia was in a “state of nervous prostration” when she came across a wild beastie in her backyard. When her family went out to find it, it was gone and believed to have disappeared into the Chickahominy Swamp.

She described it as having eyes of light brown, ears like a sheep, body like a large snake with scales. You get the idea, a very scary creature or possibly even a future cryptid if we go by this description.

When the “mystery monster” that they called “The Thing that Thumped” and “Elmer the Elusive” was caught, it was found to be the most elusive and cutest Cryptid ever, the Virginia Opossum!

If you follow me at all, then you know my most favorite things are beasties large and small. And of all the wild beasties out there, I absolutely adore the Virginia Opossum. Such a sweet and gentle creature. They aren’t dangerous and their defense is well…playing possum. The don’t carry rabies ever and they rid your yards of evil ticks!

When the townspeople finally found the Opossum and family, they thought they were so cute that they decided to keep them as pets!

And the legend of Elmer the Elusive lives on today….

Upton Heritage Chamber…

When you make your sister go in the tunnel first…I wanted to highlight some adventures I had this year throughout the months of December and January. I definitely had some really interesting ones.

I’ll start with my Visit to the Upton Chamber, in Upton Massachusetts. These photos are from two days of hanging around the Chamber, luckily on the second day my sister was able to join me and was kind enough to head in there first, and using her expert scientific observation skills to decide if we should go in, she let me know that, “according to my stick….it’s to wet!”

Here’s a little info from Atlas Obscura

“Records show that that the land originally belonged to a local leather tanner, who many suspect built the chamber in the 1800s to use as a tannery. Others guess the builder could have been one of a number of farmers who lived around the land before that, who may have built the chamber to use as a root cellar or storage space.

The Upton Stone Chamber isn’t the only of its kind. It’s one of over 300 known mysterious stone chambers found across New England. Most archaeologists consider these chambers to be root cellars built by early European settlers, but others argue that they’re the ruins of Native American structures.

According to a 2015 U.S. Geological Survey, analysis of the chamber estimates its age as being built between 1350 and 1625, based on OSL Sampling. This has led some to conclude that it was built by the Nipmuc people, who lived in the area.

The cave also lies along the Great Trail, a famed indigenous trade route that went from Delaware to Canada. Despite those findings, no Native American artifacts have been found inside the Upton Chamber.”

My thoughts…

The Upton Chamber was one of my favorite historical stops. It’s amazing To sit there and wonder who was walking around here long ago. My personal belief is that it’s built by the Native Americans. Because it isn’t just the igloo style stone chamber, there are other rock outcroppings that are placed a certain way and in a certain direction that makes me believe this was quite possibly a spiritual place for them.

Now of course I’m no archeologist, obviously, but since my sister made a scientific hypothesis, I’m going to make an archeological one, according to my eyes…this is a Native American spiritual and most likely planned resting place for them. Since it’s located on the Great Trail, we know they traveled this route often, so it’s a safe assumption they may have also built this chamber.

Whatever or whoever it was used for, it’s an amazing place to stop and visit and decide for yourself who built it. But be warned it’s very dark once you get in there so bring a flashlight. It also takes in a lot of water and floods often so be prepared.

And lastly I wanted to mention that one of the most beautiful old trees I’ve ever seen is growing right around the chamber so check it out while you’re there as well.

Atlas Obscura Article:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/upton-chamber

I was Kidnapped by a Sasquatch…The Snuff Box Defense

A Port Langley man says he was kidnapped and held captive for one week by a Sasquatch Family. and was able to escape when he fed one a box of snuff.

I was Kidnapped by a Sasquatch, Snuff Box to Rescue By Bill Dunford in the Province Newspaper, May 1955

A Port Langley man says he was kidnapped and held captive for one week by a Sasquatch Family. and was able to escape when he fed one a box of snuff.

ALBERT OSTMAN, M. of 10263 McKinnon Road, told his story this week to William Roe, fin, of 5085 Pacific Highway. Cloverdale. Mr. Ostman and Mr. Roe were brought together after Mr. Ostman read of Mr. Roe’s experience in sighting a female Sasquatch as published in The Province April 23.

Mr. Ostman said he was on a prospecting trip about 75 miles north of the head of Toba Inlet ) when he was kidnapped during the middle of the night by “the old man” Sasquatch as he slept in a sleeping bag in the summer of 1924.

Pic from Look and Learn Publication

“I DIDN’T KNOW it was the old man Sasquatch at the time,” Mr. Ostman said. “All I knew is that I was being carried and that the sleeping bag was pulled so tight around my neck that I almost choked. He just slung me over his shoulder and away he went.”

He was taken to a cave-like shelter under a rock cliff where he saw an old female Sasquatch and a young male and female. The “old man” was about, seven feet tall and weighed between five and six hundred pounds. The “old lady” was slightly smaller, while the young male stood six feet and weighed two hundred pounds. The young female was about six feet tall and one hundred pounds.

Their food consisted of fruits and nuts, and no meat. Mr. Ostman said he was running short of supplies and decided be must escape from the family, although at no time did they molest or harm him. “They were definitely human, , although primitive, and seemed more curious about me than anything.” he said. “Every time I would attempt to leave though, the old man would block the way. “But one day I was taking a bit of snuff and I noticed the old man was very curious, so I handed him the tin. He just opened his mouth and emptied the tin in one gulp and was he ever sick.

“WHILE THE old man was busy being sick, I grabbed my belongings and ran as fast as I could. “I got away okay, and I wasn’t harmed a bit. But after living with them a week, I’m sure they are merely a band of Indians that have lost touch with civilization. “They don’t want to harm anyone, and don’t want anyone to harm them. My advice to anyone going out hunting for them is to just leave them alone. They probably don’t want any part of us and I don’t blame them.

“THEIR SPEECH was a sort of chattering, and even though they wore no clothing.they used blankets made of moss woven with strips of cedar bark, and they never used a fire.” Mr. Ostman agreed the female Sasquatch sighted by Mr. Roe was “quite probably” the young female of the family which held him captive, and was now grown up.

As I read this article (which I haven’t done in years), I realized he was describing this Bigfoot family exactly how I’ve always pictured them. Primitive, by not necessarily primates. More man, an evolutionary split some home. They would be in a family unit and have a unique language just like we have one.

That they may want to scare us off, but not all necessarily want to kill us. They simply want to be left to themselves. Granted being dragged off in the night in the sleeping bag is not ideal, he felt they just wanted to study him, and why not, we would do far worse to one of them. Imagine living your life while hundreds or more people are after you everyday.

For all we know their possible migration routine could be to also avoid us, not just for food sources. Yes they may want to scare us with rocks, knocking and such, but has anyone ever said they saw him snap a neck or physically attack species to species?

Maybe instead of guns or knives we need to carry snuff boxes for defense because at least we know that one works. I’ve always felt that the more passive role out there in the forest you play, less equipment, less weaponry the less you seem like a threat and the more you can relax, the more likely a chance you may have to see one. But everyone has to do their research in their own individual way, this is just how this girl does it…

It’s the way I conduct myself out there, and no, I haven’t seen one with my naked eyes yet, but I’m sure a time or two something was there, but as I always say, don’t be disappointed if you don’t get dragged off im the night in your sleeping bag half asleep, just enjoy your time out there, your peace and quiet, if it is meant to happen it will. Just keep on believing and throwing out your positive vibes to the world…

Art piece by Harvey Platt, uses by permission

Merry Krampusnacht

The legend of Krampus

“Tonight he comes

With his Satyr like appearance of horns

And his fangs

He’s Santa’s darkness

The yin to his yang

The legend of Krampus is known far and wide

There’s no where to go

and no where to hide

You should have been nicer

You shouldn’t have lied

He’s got more than a big pile of coal

He’s coming for you with his bell and taking your soul

He’s been seen under ground picking up the list

He’ll take you to torment you or make you a dish

You should have believed in who you dealing with

He has his bundle of birch and his bag of demonic toys

To lure in the girls and the boys

Good vs evil has always been there

Santa can’t handle the naughty it’s not balanced… it’s not fair

There is always truth to legends didn’t you know

There’s more then reindeers outside your door in that snow

With his chains and bells

He’s coming to take you straight to his hell

It’s a very good lesson for all you reading

Keep honest and kind in all of your dealings

Or you will see him in the flesh

He’s not just coming for the children

He’ll take all the rest…”

Poem by me copyright © December 5th 2020 property of Sasysquatchgirl

Merry krampusnacht everyone….lock your doors tonight….

Finding Jay…Lost and Found

Everyone has a journey they must take in life, everyone’s path is different, this is one man’s road…

Researcher Jay Bachochin along with his wife, Katie Bachochin started this journey by founding WPI Hunts the Truth to investigate the paranormal and UFOs, to help understand and explain things they had heard about and witnessed themselves.

After a few years of investigating they decided to check out the infamous Kettle Moraine, (which they live a stones through from). While they were out there one day they came upon a large print that was definitely not a bears.

A new journey begins…

After finding the print, and having an encounter himself, his focus shifted to solving the mystery that was and is Bigfoot.

He took some friends on his journey…

A firm believer and ambassador of not hiking alone, he took family and friends out in the field with him, along with witnesses who had their own encounters to add to this story.

Five years of research later…

After five years of doing research and gathering evidence in the Kettle, a documentary was born. Finding Jay was a culmination of footage from personal encounters, witness interviews and some history of the Kettle. It was released in 2019 to mostly positive reviews and trust of the people who follow his work.

Thankful…

After what can only be described as one of the worst years we’ve had as humans, Jay wanted to give something back to his followers, so he put together a companion to Finding Jay in the form of extended scenes, interviews, and a blooper reel. I was able to get an early preview of Finding Jay, Lost and Found, and I have to say I really enjoyed the extended interviews with the witnesses. Their encounters hit home just a little bit more for me. If you enjoyed Finding Jay, like myself, then you will definitely enjoy this. It will be available free of charge on YouTube beginning Black Friday, so when you’re done enjoying your family and your turkey and your mad shopping, you can look forward to sitting back and relaxing knowing you have a new documentary to watch.

Until then, I thought I’d check in with Jay and see what he’s been up to this past year or so. Here’s a little Q and A…with Jay.

What has the response to Finding Jay meant to you?  I am overwhelmed with the positive feedback from all over the world and that truly humbles me. People thank me for delivering such an honest documentary. A lot of people say they’ve been experiencing similar encounters. This is exactly why I created my documentary as to unify people with the Truth. I’ve made so many new friends and I couldn’t ask for anything more. I’ve been blessed.

What are your  plans for a second documentary? Great question ! What are my plans? Well, since I never stopped researching (even as I produced Finding Jay) I have only used my first 5 years (2013-2017). I never stopped researching so I have all of 2018, 2019 & 2020 respectively. However like my first documentary, I want to put out quality not quantity of my research. With that being said, I may not revisit a sequel for another year or two.
What made you want to release this for 
free to your followers? Well this question is a follow up to a sequel. Since I am about putting out a quality film instead of ‘just because it’s been a year and a half’ I decided to answer those that have contacted me requesting another film. I wanted to give back to those that fell in love with my film and supported me along the journey of my first film. Since I couldn’t put all the content in my first film I thought what a perfect way to complete my original story with extended interviews, deleted scenes and of course, a gag reel. I felt that people shouldn’t have to pay for extras as this film isn’t a direct sequel …. and hey …I’m in the giving mood with all that’s been going on in this glorious year called 2020. I think we should all be thankful and be kind to our fellow neighbors.
Has your research philosophy out in the field changed at all since Finding Jay was released?  I use different pieces of equipment but my techniques remain the same. I now use a FLIR TK Scout Thermal Imager and have attached a shotgun mic to my H1 Zoom to catch the far away sounds in the woods. But the best addition to my equipment is using a Boblov Body Cam. Now my philosophy of what I’m looking for has not changed. I stand in the dark woods waiting for the day that I make contact with these ancient woods people. There is humanity in them, I can feel it.
Has your specific research area grown to include other parts of the kettle?  No. I’ve been researching the same 5 areas for 7 years now and don’t plan to expand. It’s about being tenacious and patient in the areas that deliver good results. However, I never say never.
Have you had more recent sightings reported on that area at all in the past year? Yes, and it was extraordinary.  The encounter happened in the pitch dark but was recording using the FLIR Thermal Imager so I could really see it. The way it peeked on both sides of the tree was so extraordinary. This will definitely be in the sequel. 
Do you feel perhaps like you’ve been found now and it’s a matter of a type of contact you’re seeking? Absolutely! l feel that they have been trying to make contact but they still haven’t stepped out from shadows. I don’t take offense to this or get discouraged because I believe their way of living is to ‘not’ be seen. Even if they trust that I wouldn’t reveal the evidence of where they reside, maybe they know something about me that I don’t? Maybe they think I would change my mind? Either or …I will never stop trying.
What do you bring out with you when you’re in the field? The question is what DON’T I bring into the field. I do not carry any firearms as I believe they (like a dog can sense fear) they can sense confidence. People carrying firearms feel safe because they have protection, thus, feel confident walking into the dark woods. This I believe they’ll stay away from. Now I am all about safety in case I do run into wildlife predators or worst yet …bad people. I do carry 21” machete, Beer Spray, sharp hunting knives for protection as I don’t want to kill a living thing but something that will get me to safety while they are tear gassed on the ground. Also, use a 1500+ lumens flashlight. A predator can’t attack if he can’t see as he is blinded. As far as evidence collecting I use a body cam and an audio device clipped to my backpack. In my shoulder bag I carry an IR flood light and IR HD cam. Finally, my FLIR Thermal Imager hangs around my neck. I try to be as hands free as I can. 
Any sage advice for any up and coming researchers who may have watched your documentary,and now they want to get out there themselves? That’s the only way to Hunt the Truth is to go out and discover for yourself. With that said, Safety should always be your number one measure in a successful hike. Always go with another person or two. NEVER GO OUT ALONE ! While you may not get kidnapped by a Bigfoot, a lot of other natural accidents can happen or running into wildlife predators and again worst case …. running into bad people. Know the area you want to research. Pull out maps, study the trails. Know what kind of wildlife that is in your area. While I never hike alone, I still text my wife the area and time I arrive and depart. That way at least someone knows where to begin looking IF anything bad was to happened. Lastly …have FUN doing this. It’s great to get into nature with friends. Enjoy your journey.
You have a new website up and running now, what are your plans for it? My website is a wealth of information from seeing evidence I have captured, the people I hike with, some good blogging material, Merch and best of all, to keep up to date of what podcasts, TV or radio that interviews me. There you can listen to my obsession of the passion that’s in my life …and that’s Bigfoot. My site is basically a hub of people like me and you relating and sharing our experiences and evidence to help solve the mystery of the Bigfoot Phenomenon

Jay’s website:

https://www.jaybachochin.com/

Finding Jay Review:

https://sasysquatchgirl.wordpress.com/2019/04/28/finding-jay-then-interviewing-and-reviewing-him/?preview=true

Damning Evidence…

I’m a romantic; I would like Bigfoot to exist. I’ve met people who swear they’ve seen Bigfoot, and I think the interesting thing is, every single continent, there’s an equivalent of Bigfoot or Sasquatch. There’s the Yeti, the Yowie in Australia, the Chinese Wildman, and on and on and on”

Jane Goodall

“That is one of the best pieces of evidence we have. That he’s seen on all different continents, by all different races of people, in all different centuries and some periods of time where seeing him and telling their story is definitely not a good thing, and yet, so overwhelming an experience it was to them that they needed to share it regardless of the outcome. So overwhelming an experience that a doctor would quit their career and hit the woods to find proof of what they saw…all of this is some of the most damning of evidence…

Keep on Squatching on….”

Me

Have a great day!

Bigfoot and the Big Election…2020 Election mo

I warn you in advance that this is just my thoughts, Remember that I did warn you this blog is like my diary or journal. Okay time to write in this diary…

Dear Diary,

This has been the most emotional year ever. I am someone who does not like conflicts and especially not family fighting. Some of my friends aren’t even speaking anymore! I’m learning things about friends I never knew, so are others it’s traumatizing. I can like and love people I don’t agree with, I love and are related to hunters, and I’m a vegetarian! I don’t need to think exactly like you, I don’t want to think like you, I want to think like me. My best friend and I vote for completely different political parties. I respect her reasons and she respects mine. Despite this year’s insanity we still are besties, we don’t talk about politics. To me it should be private. My parents didn’t say who they voted for so not to influence us or for us to be upset with their choices. Matters of Church and State should be kept private. This year has made being private so hard, but having politics and infighting head to a community I never thought it would? Well that just took me by total surprise, I never saw it coming…

The Bigfoot community had gone political and was about to draw down and split between party lines, no longer just bickering about Woo or Flesh and Blood lines, but democratic and republican! Diary I never would think we would react like this, I thought we were all in this squatching thing together. I was wrong…so wrong.

It started with memes like above. (And I should quickly say I just picked any meme, I’m not sharing my party here), some were funny (on both sides) I can laugh and appreciate a funny meme but I’m learning that not everyone can. Some people got completely caught up in it all and became irate from these memes and that was the beginning of the end diary. We started sharing way to much of ourselves and opinions and the infighting began.

People began having horrible fights in the comments, leaving groups, blocking people, etc. What is happening here diary!?! I thought we were here for Bigfoot. I thought we were the sites and people that others followed to just enjoy Bigfoot and get away from all the chaos.

Now I have to avoid groups or pages and channels too, I need to get away from the anger and tension. I don’t care if you’re a republican or a democrat as long as your Bigfoot research is sound and you keep the sites integrity. Oh diary it’s such a mess, some days I don’t want to open the apps! Politics and Bigfoot clearly doesn’t mix, and why should it? Yes we have the right of freedom of speech but I try on my pages to stay neutral, accept all and not influence and push my views into another. If you are my friend, then you’re my friend. If I like your Bigfoot research then I like your research no matter who you vote for…

Now It’s Election Day and I’m sitting here with heart palpitations because I worry the losing party will freak out, and we will talk even less about Bigfoot, say even more angry things to each other.

Diary can you make all this stop and have us all friends again? Can you make it so we respect each other again. Respect how each other votes and get on with the awesome squatching everyone does? Can we just put everything behind us and move forward? Oh diary I hope so, I truly do…

Batsquatch Madness

After the blast of Mount Saint Helens in 1980, the area around the mountain was filled with ash and silence. But something rose from the ashes…

After the explosion residents began seeing something appear in the barren landscape. It was reported to always came at night and it was always accompanied by a terrible terrible silence. Always…

These frightful sightings didn’t just happen after the blast, but continued to be seen even recently and no longer just in the Pacific Northwest…here are a couple more recent sightings…

In 2009 near Mt. Shasta in California, several hikers witnessed a huge creature with leathery wings fly out from a crevice in the mountain. The creature was either the dreaded Batsquatch or a pterodactyl/thunderbird. Descriptions vary.

In June 2011 a man was in his yard walking his dog. The man went to pick up the dog when he saw something flying in the sky.

“I saw something flying sky. It had bat wings, blue fur and had a face similar to eyes glowing red. It was about 9 feet tall at the least after I watched it just flew away. “

On April 14, 2014, at Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron OH, a class witnessed a giant black mass zoom by the window of their homeroom at flash-like speed.

So what do you believe? Do you think Batsquatch really exists, could those wings even support a squatch in flight? Or is he only a fun campfire 🔥tale to scare everyone near Halloween?

I’m not sure what I think, it’s a little to frightful for me, I’m often alone out there and I’m not sure I could continue to do that with this thing flying around out there as he pleases.

Happy Halloween everyone, be safe out there.

Look at Me…Werewolf Wednesday

“He’s stalking me in the night

I just need to make it to the light

At dawn he will be everything he will be love

But now he’s truly ruled by the light above

Somewhere in there I know he knows

He would die of sorrow should he find me

Blinded by bloodlust now he roams the night

Every month we have this hunt

He breaks his chains and I’m on the run we both race till the dawn

Tired when the sunrise

But I stay awake just to keep looking into his eyes

I’m here my love see me, see me

I can see the very last of the wolf fade From his eyes

I love you…I love you I’m here

Rise, rise’

Happy Werewolf Wednesday

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