Saturday, December 22, 2012



My research area has been a great place to showcase the beauty and wonder of Colorado.  I have been continually amazed by what I find.   This has been a labor of love to explore the mysteries of an amazing bipedal primate that reside in our woods and forest.   The following story is in my top 3 of favorite finds that I have discovered in 2012:

I had decided to find another gifting rock that was more remote than the one I was using.  I have been able to get them to come when I whistled, whooped and knocked.  So one day in early summer my husband and I explored up and behind our gifting rock.  We wanted to climb up to the cliffs and work our way south to find a new gifting rock.

After exploring for a bit we went back down.  We slipped and slid our way down when from a distance I saw a boulder that was big and flat.  So we worked our way down to it.  In hindsight the surroundings and signs were telling us about what we would discover.  This discovery was a true surprise to us.

This rock was perfect for a gifting rock.  It was large but flat on top.  We put our gifts of food in a bowl for them and then we sat on the rock and ate.  I noticed from where I was sitting that there was a lot of brush against the other side of the rock.  I jumped down and explored it.  I was thinking that the hard rain we had a few days before caused the branches, twigs and brush to be washed down to the bottom of the rock.  I whooped and knocked a few times to tell them we had food for them.  I heard some movements and knocks on the other side of the ravine.  Then we walked around to the left of the gifting rock to follow the game trail.  My husband was in the lead when I noticed some branches and tree limbs leaning against logs on top of the end of the boulder.  I told him to stop and that maybe beside him is a tree structure.  He replied no way, that it was rain wash from the storm.  I then told him to look because the branches were purposely placed there.  He turned to it and was amazed.  Both of us were amazed.  This structure was huge and purposely made.  We then took pictures and video of this huge nest.   My heart pounded with wonder and excitement.  This was made by someone or something.  The materials used to make this structure were made by breaking or peeling tree trucks, branches and brush.   No signs of saw marks or cut marks.  This area is steep and remote.  No way there were machines used to make this.   I knew what made it.  Our forest friends made it.

I hope you enjoyed my photo of the nest and my retelling of this amazing discovery.   I wanted to show and give you more details about it.  Merry Christmas.

Robin Roberts
*Please do not use my photo without my permission.  I posted it for your enjoyment to look at.  Not to use it or copy it.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

 

George Knapp: I’m dreaming of a Bigfoot Christmas

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IN THE DARKENED elegance of La Scala restaurant, one of the most exhilarating — and chilling — conversations of my entire life spilled across the table. It happened more than two and a half years ago but is burned into my brain as if it transpired yesterday.
To my left sat a distinguished microbiologist, a scientist whose name is known all over the world but who keeps a low profile in his adopted town of Las Vegas. Two seats to my left was a former cop turned author and Bigfoot researcher named David Paulides. And to my right was Dr. Melba Ketchum, a DNA researcher who found herself in the middle of an unexpected but career-threatening controversy. It involves the hairy gent with Size 18, triple-wide feet, who is known by many names all over the world, but answers most often to his iconic nickname: Bigfoot.
Before I was allowed to see any of the key research material, I had to sign a nondisclosure agreement. I was thrilled to be among the first to see the information, but it has driven me crazy ever since. The only public utterance I’ve made is a prediction two years ago during a taping of the KLVX public affairs program Nevada Week in Review. Because of what I learned that fateful night, I made what seemed at the time to be a wacky, off-the-wall prediction during the program — that dramatic news would surface sometime in 2011 about the enigmatic beast known as Bigfoot.
Since then, I have been needled relentlessly by my journalism colleagues, including veteran TV host Mitch Fox and fellow panelists Steve Sebelius and Jon Ralston. Oh, the humanity. So where’s the Bigfoot news, they repeatedly asked. I have been unable to answer, and it has been tough.
The well-meaning Dr. Ketchum naively assumed that the world of science would welcome her data with open arms and open minds. Her initial draft of a scientific paper unwisely referred to the existence of a Bigfoot-like creature, and she was certain the information from her study would receive a fair hearing from the scientific world. My friend the microbiologist gave her the sad-but-true news that no mainstream science journal in the world would ever publish a paper, or allow for an honest peer review, of any paper that mentioned Bigfoot or Sasquatch by name. Unlike my TV prediction, that one proved prescient in the extreme.
In the ensuing years, there have been numerous attempts to sabotage and backstab Ketchum’s project. Leaks appeared in scientific forums online in an apparent attempt to torpedo her credibility even before the study’s findings were made public. The Bigfoot community has been even more vicious, mostly because so many of the true believers have staked out their own turf and do not want to see a scientific interloper like Ketchum upstage their often ridiculous assertions or to undercut public interest in the 800 or so cable TV shows about the search for Bigfoot.
The only reason I am able to say anything about the study is that Dr. Ketchum unwisely responded a few weeks ago to a spurious report from a Russian scientist about the findings. Ketchum confirmed that she has overseen the analysis of dozens of hair samples collected at the sites of alleged Bigfoot sightings. Those people who do not want the study to be true and don’t want to wait for results to be verified have teed off on Ketchum, have carved up her study, and have made it almost impossible for anyone to take the results seriously, even though not one of the critics have seen the actual data. Dr. Ketchum insists that a major science journal is concluding a rigorous review of her work and will publish the paper once the process is completed. I am not holding my breath.
Here is what I can say legally, now that Ketchum has lifted the cone of silence: Scores of hair samples were sent to a dozen well-respected DNA labs across the country. The people at the labs weren’t told anything about the samples. They performed DNA analysis in the blind, then sent the remarkable findings back to Ketchum. I’ll put it this way — this is spooky stuff. The results are unequivocal: The hairs are not only from an unknown species, but they show a common link to humans. In other words, whatever these creatures are, they share a common ancestry with humans dating back about 15,000 years. Half of the DNA in the samples is simply unknown. The blind tests conducted by various labs weeded out known species such as bears or wolves. And in the end, they were left with the completely uncomfortable conclusion that the hairs came from a primate species previously unknown to science.
Since Dr. Ketchum made her premature defense of the study, responding to unfortunate leaks, an army of armchair critics have already dismissed the results without waiting to see the actual data. That’s not the way science is supposed to work, but it is exactly how modern science operates. It’s as much a religion as Catholicism or Mormonism, and anything that falls outside the accepted scriptures must be ridiculed.
All I can say is, why not wait until the raw information and DNA test results are made public before making pronouncements or reaching conclusions? I have been dying to say something about the study, especially because of the cruel taunting of Fox, Sebelius and Ralston, and because — you know — the world might end on December 21. (Nevada has had a smattering of Bigfoot sightings over the years, including a dramatic episode in January 1980 at the Nevada Test Site, of all places.) I am well aware of how goofy this must sound, but there is some compelling physical evidence to consider. Maybe it will receive a fair and open peer review, and maybe it won’t. Until we know, why not keep our minds open? It is exciting stuff to consider. If confirmed, it changes everything.
It should surprise no one that our little town played its own role in this weird, unfolding drama.
GEORGE KNAPP is a Peabody Award-winning investigative reporter for KLAS Channel 8. Reach him at gknapp@klastv.com

Saturday, November 24, 2012


‘BIGFOOT’ DNA SEQUENCED IN UPCOMING GENETICS STUDY

Five-Year Genome Study Yields Evidence of Homo sapiens/Unknown Hominin Hybrid Species in North America

Contact: Robin Lynne, media@dnadiagnostics.com, 231.622.5362


DALLAS, Nov. 24--A team of scientists can verify that their 5-year long DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch,” living in North America. Researchers’ extensive DNA sequencing suggests that the legendary Sasquatch is a human relative that arose approximately 15,000 years ago as a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens with an unknown primate species.

The study was conducted by a team of experts in genetics, forensics, imaging and pathology, led by Dr. Melba S. Ketchum of Nacogdoches, TX. In response to recent interest in the study, Dr. Ketchum can confirm that her team has sequenced 3 complete Sasquatch nuclear genomes and determined the species is a human hybrid:

“Our study has sequenced 20 whole mitochondrial genomes and utilized next generation sequencing to obtain 3 whole nuclear genomes from purported Sasquatch samples. The genome sequencing shows that Sasquatch mtDNA is identical to modern Homo sapiens, but Sasquatch nuDNA is a novel, unknown hominin related to Homo sapiens and other primate species. Our data indicate that the North American Sasquatch is a hybrid species, the result of males of an unknown hominin species crossing with female Homo sapiens.

Hominins are members of the taxonomic grouping Hominini, which includes all members of the genus Homo. Genetic testing has already ruled out Homo neanderthalis and the Denisova hominin as contributors to Sasquatch mtDNA or nuDNA. “The male progenitor that contributed the unknown sequence to this hybrid is unique as its DNA is more distantly removed from humans than other recently discovered hominins like the Denisovan individual,” explains Ketchum.

“Sasquatch nuclear DNA is incredibly novel and not at all what we had expected. While it has human nuclear DNA within its genome, there are also distinctly non-human, non-archaic hominin, and non-ape sequences. We describe it as a mosaic of human and novel non-human sequence. Further study is needed and is ongoing to better characterize and understand Sasquatch nuclear DNA.”

Ketchum is a veterinarian whose professional experience includes 27 years of research in genetics, including forensics. Early in her career she also practiced veterinary medicine, and she has previously been published as a participant in mapping the equine genome. She began testing the DNA of purported Sasquatch hair samples 5 years ago.

Ketchum calls on public officials and law enforcement to immediately recognize the Sasquatch as an indigenous people:

“Genetically, the Sasquatch are a human hybrid with unambiguously modern human maternal ancestry. Government at all levels must recognize them as an indigenous people and immediately protect their human and Constitutional rights against those who would see in their physical and cultural differences a ‘license’ to hunt, trap, or kill them.”

Full details of the study will be presented in the near future when the study manuscript publishes.


Monday, November 19, 2012


I had a week off from work and decided to explore Colorado.  Why live in a state and not know anything about it?  Everyone knows about Pike's Peak, Mt. Evans and Rocky Mountain National Park.  I wanted to explore the state parks and some of the scenic by-ways.  I am glad I did.  The well known spots here in Colorado are beautiful but some of the lesser known areas are as pretty or even more beautiful. 

You may be wondering why is she talking about this when the blog is about BigFoot?

Well, even in my exploration of this wonderful state I found evidence of the presence of BigFoot.  I wasn't purposely looking for BigFoot while out but I will look around to see if there are signs.  Remember in my earlier blogs about certain signs to look for when out searching for BigFoot?  You may need to go back and read them if you want to know what the signs are. 

Well, back to my story:
On one of the scenic by-ways which follows a stream (!) I came across some rock stacks.  Usually when I encounter rock stacks I will take pictures and nothing else.  The further I went down this by-way more rock stacks were found.  I stopped to take pictures at each spot and looked around.  I found some tree breaks, some arches and deer droppings.  Again the first 2 rock stacks I found I was still thinking man made.

At one spot when I past it, I glanced over and noticed some rocks on a pushed down tree.  ???  I backed up and went back to look.  There were 2 rocks stacks on the truck of the tree that was pushed over.  To the left of the rocks stacks was a small nest!  It was made out of the branches that were broken off.  I'm thinking WHAT???  This was made by something.  The branches were woven into each other and at the top to the pushed over tree.  This was recently made.  

What was weird was that my dog would not go near that nest.  He kept looking over across the stream and to the left of us.  He kept knocking into my knees.  Let me tell you that he usually tries to pee on everything but not there.  He did not try to at all.  He was quite happy when we left.

At 2 other spots on this by-way I found more rock stacks.  The tree break picture was very close to the rock stacks with the nest.  I was very excited about my find.  This was a pleasure trip to see the mountains and I wasn't there specifically to look for BigFoot.

I am not sure what the significance of the rock stacks and the nest.  All I know is that they helped me pinpoint the presence of BigFoot.  The why and what for is that piece of the puzzle that hopefully will be explained with further research.  For now they help me at least to find BigFoot areas.

I would like to put a footnote here that I feel very strongly about.  I do not take my dog out researching.  There have been cases of dogs killed by BigFoot.  I do not want to put my beloved dog Manny in a situation that could harm him or that I would have to make a tough choice.  In this case I was out sightseeing and stumbled onto this.  He was reacting at 2 of the spots where he was very worried and did want to be there.  I suspected that there was 1 or 2 there at the spots and was watching us.  When I go back he will not go with me.

I have enjoyed my min-vacations while off of work.  A little sightseeing and some squatching.  What could be better?


Saturday, November 10, 2012

 
It had snowed the day before and I was hoping to finds some tracks.  My husband usually comes with me but not on this day.  This was a solo trip.

I enjoyed the opportunity to take some pictures of snow and took some great ones of the stream and rocks.  Also I took some pictures of snow prints of a 13 striped chipmunk.  Of course I was looking and hoping for much bigger than the chipmunk.  You know the ones that a 8 foot tall bipedal would make. 

True to form, I walked more sideways than forward looking for clues.  I would walk on the trail until I would come to spots by the creek where there may be possibilities of prints and go down to look.   One time when I came back up from looking at the creek  as I stood facing the creek, suddenly some pebbles were thrown at my left shoulder and back.  As I brushed them off I looked around but saw nothing.  It surprised and unnerved me somewhat.  This picture is where it happened.  I have never had this happen before. 

I continued down the trail.  I went down in one spot where there was a huge boulder across from the stream.  I looked around and at the edge of the stream in front of the huge boulder a 19 inched foot print!  It was 9 inches wide.  The toes were sprayed wide apart like it was getting ready to jump onto the boulder across the stream.  I looked around and spotted a faint print behind about 4 feet in a clothesline pattern. 

After taking measurements and pictures I continued down the trail.  I stopped and was looking into some trees where there was some tree breaks.  I heard a knock.  I quickly scanned that area with my binoculars.  When I was doing this another knock was heard behind me to the left.  I turned to look but nothing.  I suspected that the second knock was to divert my attention.  It worked.

I continued down the trail and a couple of hour later I decided to return to the spot where I found the 19 inch print to eat lunch.  While eating I felt like something was watching me.  I felt it strongly.  The hair on the back of my neck stood up.  I finished my lunch and decided to leave.

What a day!  Exploring by myself was great.  It is days like this that keeps me coming back for more. 

SQUATCH ON!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


I decided to expand my area of research.  I have been searching in the same spot more or less for the last 4 months.  I was becoming too entrenched and had tunnel-vision. 

WHAT IF I STAYED IN THE ONE SPOT AND MISSED THE CHANCE TO LEARN ALL I CAN OF THIS FASCINATING BIPEDAL PRIMATE?

As a person who loves to solve puzzles I wouldn't be much of a researcher if I stayed and not look to see if there was more.  So with this in mind, I decided to expand the area of research.  Originally I thought this was the only place I needed to investigate.

Wrong!  I was corrected on the first foray into the expanded area.

This picture I have posted is not the best.  I took this in driving rain mixed with sleet.  I had to wipe my camera lens twice before I was able to get a picture.  It was very frustrating to see something you know you need to look at but the weather conditions were deteriorating and I needed to leave before it became too dangerous.

The original area of investigation has taught me a lot.  There are signs in the forest that point to the possibility of BigFoot activity.  With those lessons learned I am more confident in my searching.  In the driving rain I have found 3 areas that I need to explore more in depth.  This photo is one of the clues of one spot.  You can see the terrain and how tree branches and boulders are placed that make me interested.  I have seen this before.

In my next blog I will tell you about my next foray into this expanded area.  I went back in there the next week.  I had a new experience happen to me in this new spot that never happened at the other.  It took me by surprise and unnerved me somewhat. 



Saturday, October 20, 2012






 
I have many questions that I have no answers to.  That is why I call myself clueless in BigFooting.  I think any person who is on a voyage of discovery needs to have more questions than answers.  The reason that I feel this way is simple.  Having the mindset of asking questions is a good way to help you continue to find answers.  It is the attitude of how you seek is how you find answers.
 
One of my main questions I have is:
 
Why does BigFoot use trees the way they do?
 
As I journey through this voyage I will be always asking this question as I look at evidence.  I feel that the answer to this question will answer most of the other questions about BigFoot.  I feel that the use of trees and why they do will give a clear picture of how this undocumented North American primate operates and why. 
 
Such a simple question but complicated implications.  This primate use of trees will be a key factor in my discovery.  Until I can answer some of the question I will continue to be clueless in this endeavor.  
 
I hope you continue to come with me on this journey.  Maybe together we can answer this simple question. 
 
 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

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When I was looking at some stick formations that I suspect was made for me the week before, I found this in the middle of the formation. Why?  I looked around for impressions and found none. This was driven in about 4-5 inches into the ground. The ground is hard and rocky. I would have to use a hammer to drive this into the ground.  ?????

This is one of my totally clueless moment. I have no inkling of what this means or why it was done.
I am hoping as I continue my research I will find the answer or at least have an idea of why this was done.

As I have said before, this research usually have more questions than answers.

MARCH ON CLUELESS!

 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

 
 
Last weekend my husband and I went in and explored one of the areas we have been interested in.  Finding the nest and the hot weather had pushed that back until now.  FYI-We are now going into the area where we had found back in December/January some breaks and fence posting that I feel is a "Keep Out" sign to all.  We were not sure how to start.  Do we go right into the area directly across from the nest?  Do we start from the cliffs and work our way down?  Or do we start from the bottom and go where the signs tell us?  I felt we had to tread lightly and respectfully.  The nest was close by and we did not want to trigger any aggressive behaviors.  We decided to start from the bottom and to go where the signs lead us.  We walked and whistled the first hour in there.  Casually we just looked for signs of them in the area.  We found impressions, 2 foot prints, tree breaks, a small structure, knocks, I was grunted at and had seen some movements a couple of times.  This area is even more steep and rugged than where we were before.  We had to watch carefully where we stepped or we were going to be at the bottom the hard way. 
 
The pictures I have posted are some of the breaks we found.  We were in there for 4-5 hours.  I am not sure what to make of this area.  Is this part of their home base?  Is it used daily or a pass through?  We found a spot where you could get up onto the cliffs easily.  We felt this is a well used path by the signs of wildlife we saw there.
 
What is intriguing about squatching is how you keep asking yourself more questions as you explore.  Sometimes as you explore the answers are answered by asking more questions.  I don't know if this makes sense but that is how this clueless person is trying to make sense of what she is finding.  I hope the mysteries of our world is never quite answered.  The thrill of trying to solve is very addictive.  It leaves you wanting to find out more.  You are never sure what you will find next. 
 
I hope all who reads my posts will go out and explore like me.  There are many mysteries just waiting.  I invite you to join me in this mystery of Big Foot or to find your own path.  Good luck.
 
 


Saturday, September 29, 2012


I know it is hard to see but there is a strawberry on the ground between the 2 boulders.  Why would I post this picture?  In the past I have stated that I think Big Foot watch my husband and I when we come.  This is another instance that corroborates this.  We had gifted some strawberries and grapes on this day when we first went in.  A couple of hours later when we were leaving, we decided to swing by the gifting rock to see if they had taken the fruit.  Remember I had posted about them leaving a marble for us a few months ago.  This time when we were almost to the rock I had been talking loudly and making a lot of noise to announce our presence.

I found one of the strawberries out of the bowl, on the rock in front of the bowl.  There was another strawberry missing.  We looked around and there was the strawberry on the ground.  No teeth marks or bites.  It looked like it was dropped.  When we looked around it looked like it dropped when we arrived.  We put the 2 strawberries back in the bowl and said loudly that we were leaving.  Then we left.

On this research venture we had climbed around the area for 2 hours.  We found some new arches and tree breaks.  Up behind some huge boulders by the cliffs we saw a stick placed against a rock.  There was another stick that looked like it was used for something because it was peeled and sharpened lying under the rock next to the stick leaning against the rock.  I looked at the top of the rock and found an impression!  I was stumped.  I knew it wasn't a footprint.  I thought perhaps  knuckle but it did not look right to be one.  I walked around it and looked at it from different angles.  Then I put my left hand over the impression.  It was a hand print!  At least 2 inches longer than mine and 2 inches wider.  The thumb was lower and much longer than mine.  It reminded me of the hand print I found by the stream in early spring.  Just bigger.

I found another stick leaning against another huge boulder.  I climbed a boulder next to it to see if there was anything up on it.  I could not get onto the boulder.  I could see another impression but could not get close enough.  I used my binoculars but still couldn't tell what it was.  All I know that it was an impression.  Very frustrating!

Off and on we had been hearing some movements around us and I heard some knocks and rock clacking when we were looking.  This is usually occurs when we look around.  We decided to follow a game trail down.  My husband found some feces!  They looked human but huge!  They were buried in some soft soil next to the trail.  It was not mountain lion or bear feces.  It smelled bad.  As we were going down the trail when the wind blew towards our back my husband kept commenting on smelling something foul.  I couldn't smell anything because I had broken my nose a few weeks before and can't smell anything.

This is the first time one of us could smell something that may be Big Foot related.  The feces we found wasn't bear, mountain lion, coyote, fox, bobcat, deer or elk.  It looked human but was too big. 

This trip was very interesting.  It was one of those times where we suspect what it is but not experienced enough to know for sure.  Thank goodness for cameras and audio recorders.  They help  keep a solid record of what we are finding.

I will continue my education of this bipedal primate.

SQUATCH ON!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012


 
From the middle of June through the third week of September, it was HOT here in Colorado.  The research area is very rugged and steep.  I only went a few times.  I also think Big Foot was not in the area too much because of the hot weather.  There was not much action happening when I did go.  Even though I was not there at the research spot much I did learn some new research ideas and techniques.  I will be applying these this fall. 
 
In the pictures I have posted you will notice double tree breaks.  Show of force?  Boundaries for the nest?  Keep out?  FYI-the breaks are located not too far from the massive nest I found.  There were other breaks on the other side of the ravine but not like this.  The big break is about 10 feet tall.  The smaller one is about 5 feet tall.  
 
Now that it is getting cooler I will be researching more.  I am hoping to figure out the purpose of these breaks.  My plan is to map out the location of the breaks with the massive nest.  I think it will show the nest in the middle and a pattern of types of breaks in correlation to the nest.  I will need to do this before we get too much snow.  I can't wait to see what it looks like. 
 
The one thing about this research is the guesswork involved.  When I have made some deductions on my research it is gratifying to find out from other researchers that I am on the right track.  It is important to have a network of others so you can compare notes and see if there are similarities. 
 
I have a long way before I feel competent in my endeavors.  I have so much to learn.  The mystery of Big Foot is not easy.  It would be nice if they were not so hard to find and watch.  They like to stay in the shadows and out of sight. 
 
Oh well, any endeavor that is easy is not as fulfilling as when you have to work hard at it.  The thrill of finding and discovering is additive and keeps you going. 
 
Onward I go! 
 
 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012



I have read reports about Big Foot visiting campgrounds.  I wondered if I could find one and see what happens.  For Memorial Day Weekend, my husband and I took our 2 daughters camping at a campground in the Pike National Forest.  The campground was selected because of its location.  It was filled with families.  We explored around and behind the campground.  We found evidence of Big Foot activity!  We decided we needed to come back.

I had talked to another female investigator about this spot.  Just the 2 of us decided to come in the middle of July.  About 2 weeks before there were many fires in Colorado.  The campground is not too far from one of them.  Thankfully not too close.

We had multiple activity while there.  Knocks, whoops and a rock thrown.  We were so excited.  Who would have guessed that this would happen in a campground and not in the middle of nowhere.  People are so unaware of their surroundings.  No wonder Big Foot is able to hide from us.

This clueless person has decided that the campgrounds in Colorado need to be explored for signs of Big Foot.  So far we have visited 2 and found signs at both.

I will continue my journey of discovery at the research spot but will also explore the many campgrounds in Colorado.  I have a busy and full schedule ahead.

Clueless is excited about what she will discover next.  Squatch on!!!!!!!!! 



Monday, August 27, 2012



We found this right next to the gifting rock.  As you can see there is a marble with the stick diagram.  We did not make this and this is one of the marbles we have left as a gift at one time.  This is not the first stick diagram we have found.   A few weeks earlier another similar one was found.  Both with sticks and a marble in the middle.  We have some theories on what it means but nothing concrete.  I have found some other diagrams with rocks that were left for me in another area.  Again I'm not sure what it means.

I have had some talks with other investigators about these diagrams.  I have an idea what it may mean but again I am not 100% sure.  It may be a map telling us where to look.  When we look in the area we think this is pointing to, we found on a flat rock a directional arrow!  It was made out of rocks and sticks.  This is in a remote and very rugged area.  We had to climb boulders and trees to get to the top of the cliff.

This smart, human smart primate is trying to tell me something but I'm somewhat clueless.

The journey of discovery continues.  This clueless person will continue to endeavor in her search to discover the mysteries of this fascinating North American primate. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012



I had mentioned in my last post about the Big Foot family may be testing or teasing my husband and I.  The marble in this picture was placed on the gifting rock with some fruit about 2 weeks before I took this picture.  When we went back to check on it a few days after placing the marble/fruit, the fruit was gone and no marble.  We checked the ground and surrounding area for the marble.  Nothing.  Didn't think too much because they have taken the beaded necklace I made for them about a month and half ago.  Still haven't seen that necklace or beads/string.

Since we announce ourselves every time we go in with our voices and whistles, they must watch us the whole time.  I am convinced that this is true because of this marble.  You may be wondering why.  Why would I come up with this conclusion?

On this day that I took this photo, I brought fruit including bananas.  I wanted to see if they would eat the bananas.  Usually we would eat a new fruit at the rock to show how to eat it or that it is OK to eat.  This time I wanted to see if they would figure it out without us showing them.  We decided to go to the other rock to leave the bananas and fruit but first stopped at this gifting rock to see if we see anything new or unusual.  Nothing new or different.  We hiked/climbed up to the other rock by the nest/structure.  We explored that area for about 30 minutes and left the fruit and banana on the rock.  I whooped and knock to let them know we had left them some goodies.  I told them in a loud voice that we hope they like the banana.

As we climbed down we decided to stop at the first gifting rock because I wanted to leave another banana and fruit there too.  We get over there 10 minutes later.  While I was putting the fruit in the bowl, I also put another marble next to the bowl.  My husband asked me about the marble and I wasn't paying too much attention and told him that yes I have put the marble there, thinking he is talking about the one I just placed on the rock next to the fruit.

I took some pictures of what I did and climbed down to the trail next to the rock when I noticed a marble on the ground by the rock.  I asked my husband about the marble and he said he pointed it out to me a few minutes ago.  I told him that the marble I was talking about was on the rock and pointed to it. 

THAT MARBLE WAS NOT THERE 40 MINUTES BEFORE!  We had checked that area carefully.  It was not there before.

I checked my photos from two weeks before and it was the marble we left 2 weeks ago and haven't seen it since.

I am convinced that this family of Big Foot is trying to figure us out.  To see what we notice and what we don't.  I think of it as a scavenger hunt with us as the ones finding while they watch.  To watch us find their nest, foot prints, knuckle prints, tree breaks, boundary markers, whooping and to let them know we know they are there with whoops and knocks has them curious about us.

I'm telling you, "YA GOTTA LOVE IT! 

I'M LOV'N IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012



My husband and I went every chance we could.  Before the weather became HOT, we would go in the morning or evening or the middle of the day.  We were never sure what we would find.  We always stopped at the gifting rock before venturing around the area.

One Saturday morning we decided to travel up behind the gifting rock.  It was steep and rugged.  Up we went.  We kept winding up at dead end spots where we would have to back track and try another angle.  Eventually we climbed up to the top of the cliffs.  It was nice to rest and look around.  We explored a bit and then had to climb back down.  It was so much easier to go up than down!

As we came down, we noticed a huge flat rock.  There was some tree breaks and fence posting type of breaks around it.  We climbed over them and came to the rock.  It was perfect.  We sat on it for a while and then left some fruit in a bowl for our friends.  I knocked and whooped a few times.  As I walked around this rock I noticed some sticks and branches piled up at the end of the rock.  I didn't think too much because it rained hard a couple of nights ago and figured it was rain debris that got caught up between the rock and trees.

We went around the rock on the other side to follow the game trail.  As we started to walk down I noticed some branches and sticks laying against some big logs coming out of the end of the rock.  I told my husband to stop.  I think that it is a structure right there.  He said that it probably was rain debris.  I said no, this looked to be made by something or someone.  As I took pictures and my husband video taped it, we had chills running down our necks.

This was a massive nest/structure!  The interior was 6ft x 10ft.  One tree was bent down and anchored to another tree.  Logs used for the roof that was anchored by branches and other logs.  Nothing with saw or ax marks.  Broken and peeled material used.  Branched, twigs and sticks woven in to make the walls and roof.  A bunch of sticks and branches then layered on the top.  This is what I saw from the other side of the rock and thought was rain debris!

This structure was so well made with the surrounding material you cannot see it until you are almost on top of it.  It is well hidden.  Guess where?  Next to a stream in a ravine. 

How could a person make this without saws or axes and move the logs around without equipment in a remote and steep area?  This was not made by a person or persons.  Something big, strong and with intelligence.

OMG!  I told you that this family of Big Foot was smart, human smart.  I never know what else I will find. 

Maybe I should tell you in the next blog about them teasing my husband and I.  I think they are curious about us as much as we are about them.

SQUATCH ON!  The adventure continues.

Monday, August 13, 2012


The first part of June was an exciting month.  My husband and I would visit 3-4 times each week.  To see if anything else happened.  We would whistle and announced ourselves as we went in.  Sometimes we would hear knocks, whoops or rustling close by.  We had stick formations and gifts of rocks, feathers or twigs left for us.  I brought all types of fruit including strawberries several times.  I usually announced what I brought.  The third time I brought strawberries.  I left them in the bowl.  I whooped, knocked a few times.  I yelled that they were strawberries.  We heard movement very close to us to our left and behind us.  After the last knock I heard a grunt very close to me.  It seemed like it wanted me to leave so he/she could eat the strawberries.  We quickly left.  Just before we completely vacated the area we heard 3 distinct rapid knocks.

The 3 pictures I have posted are very special and hard to believe.  We had left some apples in a paper bowl with a new beaded necklace around it.  We came back and there was no bowl or fruit.  As you can see in the 1st picture.  I climbed a taller boulder close to the gifting rock because I noticed the necklace was moved and I wanted to see it clearly.  I was amazed!  It was put in the heart shape.  Honest, cross-my-heart, this was the way I found it.  This is the 2nd picture.  As I was taking this picture my husband found the bowl.  It was placed in a space at the base of the gifting rock behind the branches we placed to deter deer.  That is the 3rd picture.  We were flabbergasted! 

I'm telling you this bipedal primate is smart, human smart.  This is not the only time they have floored us with their intelligence. 

SQUATCHING!  I'M LOVING IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012



For the next 3 weeks my husband and I went to the research spot 2-4 times each week.  I carried a wooden bat in my research backpack to knock and we brought different types of fruit with us.  What we noticed during this time:

  • Loud whistling was heard as soon as we came into the forest.  I didn't think anything strange other than it was loud and was always following us while we were at the gifting area.  The second week we were there I whistled back and I got an answer!  Then I whistled a little tune.  I did this 3 more times and the same thing happened.  Same happened the next week.  After that we started to whistle the same tune when we go in.  Sometimes we hear the loud whistle or a repeat of our tune.  I have these whistles recorded on my audio recorder that is strapped to my backpack.
  • When we would hear rustling around us, we noticed across from us on the other side of the ravine, some big birds roosting in a big pine would suddenly fly into the air.  The birds never did this when we were under the tree.
  • We would hear wood knocks, possible rock clacking, see movements in the brush and whooping.  One time when we were leaving the area there was 3 distinct knocks.
  • The food is always taken.  No more food found on the ground.  We use a paper bowl to hold the fruit.  This way if bear, deer or other animals eat the fruit, they would knock the bowl off the rock.  The bowl was never found on the ground when we return to investigate.  We were told if it is Big Foot they would leave the bowl on the rock and may leave gifts.
  • Only interested in the food we leave.  Did not take any items I would leave them that I thought they may be interested in.
  • Stick formations found by the gifting rock.
  • New tree arches around the gifting rock area.
  • 2 new tree breaks by the gifting area.
  • Impressions of something BIG laying close to the gifting rock.
  • They love strawberries.  We have had pine twigs, feathers and rocks left to us when we leave strawberries.
This went on through the first week of June.  We would go different times of the day.  This was exciting and we never knew what we would find next.

SQUATCH ON!!!

Monday, August 6, 2012



You have heard the saying about the way to a man's heart is through his stomach?  I decided to use this in my endeavor with the Big Foot family.  What type of food?  I decided to start with simple that would be available here in Colorado and not processed.  Sweet, crisp apples!

I talked my neighbor into going with me.  I quickly made a beaded necklace to give with the apples.  I wore the necklace to my research area.  I had decided to bring 5 apples.  I suspected that there may be 5-6 Big Foot in this research area.  The prints I have found lead me to this conclusion.

Now where do I leave my gifts?  How do I let them know about the gifts?  I had an idea of where but not exactly what spot to leave my gifts.  We walked into the area I was sure they were in but would not intrude.  I had decided to find a big flat boulder to use as my gifting rock.  I would whoop and knock to get their attention after I placed the apples and necklace.  We walked around and in the distance up the ravine was the perfect rock.  We walked/climbed up there.  I knocked on trees and walked around.  In the clearing I played with my necklace.  We heard some movements to the left of the rock and above the rock.  I announced what I was going to do and then made a big deal out of taking my necklace off and putting around the apples.  We took pictures.  I whooped and knocked several times.  The movements were closer but we were not able to see anything.  Then we left.

I came back the next day by myself.  I unknowingly did not put my SD card back into my camera.  I started talking and making a lot of noises to announce my presence.  When I climbed up close enough to see the rock I saw nothing on the rock!  I walked into the area to look around.  The apples and necklace was gone!!  I noticed that 2 of the apples were on the ground next to another boulder that lead to the stream at the edge of the ravine.  It was then I discovered I could not take anymore pictures.  I made the decision to go back home to get my SD card and possibly have my husband come back with me.  It would be getting dark when I came back.  I quickly called my husband and went and picked him up along with my SD card.  I was excited about what I found.

When I returned with my husband I had decided to make a circular search of the area.  I looked at the apples on the ground, looked for the necklace, looked for prints or impressions around the rock.  I had brushed the ground around the rock the day before in hopes of impressions/prints would be left.

This is what I found:

  • Three of the apples were missing.  I never did find any evidence of them.
  • The 2 apples had bite marks on them.  The bite marks looked like large human bite marks.  It looked like something bit into the apples and then spit the apples pieces out.  One apple had only one large bite mark.  Both apples did not have the look of deer or rodent bites.  Bear would have eaten all of the apples.
  • I found 3 very large foot impressions around the rock. 
  • Where did the necklace go?  I never did find it.
  • Some stick formations left by the rock.
When we were looking around we heard movements and some whooping to the left and across the ravine.  We walked behind the boulder where the apple pieces were found.  We saw movement in the trees up the ravine.  Some large birds flew up out of the trees in that area.  I turned on my video camera.  I saw eye shine in the trees looking down at us from across the ravine.  We kept hearing/seeing movements all around us.  I recorded for about 6 minutes and then the eye shine left. 
I whooped and knocked as we left.  It was getting dark and we did not want to be caught in the dark there.

I checked my camera and I have eye shine recorded!  It looked like twinkling LED lights.  They were white.  The eye shine moved back and forth from one side to the other side of the tree. 

This clueless person had something rather remarkable happened and how do you explain it?  There was something/somethings out there.  We saw/heard movements.  Eye shine?  I have never seen anything like it before.  When I explained the eye shine to another researcher who have seen it before it matches exactly to what they have seen.

YA GOTTA LOVE IT!




Saturday, July 14, 2012

My objective with my research was never to meet a Big Foot face to face.  My fascination with this elusive bipedal primate did not extend to a face to face encounter with something that is 8 plus feet tall and weighs hundreds of pounds.

But that changed somewhat when I heard the whoop.  I felt a connection that I should at least try to extend a hand of friendship to this unseen forest dweller.  How do you do this and not alarm this shy but curious primate?  Or trigger an aggressive response?

I had to examine what my intentions were going to be.  I refuse to let the lure of fame or fortune be a factor in my decision.  Is this still a voyage of discovery?  Or the thrill of trying to find proof of my research?  What is my agenda with the Big Foot family that I suspect lives in my research area? 

  • Reach out to this primate in a non-threatening way that would foster trust.
  • Have a positive and inquiring attitude in my research.
  • Will not physically track Big Foot.
  • Be respectful of Big Foot and their home range.
  • Continue to look for physical evidence of their presence and to figure out their home range.
I have had some success with this.  I have come across some stuff that still makes me clueless.  This labor of love continues to unfold in ways I would have never predicted.  Who knows what this clueless person will find next.

Monday, July 9, 2012


The month of May was a turning point in my research.  My main focus was on the physical proof that there is a bipedal primate here in the forest of Colorado.  I have been very lucky in my finds.  What I have found in the last few months may take some researchers years to find.  I am very thankful to the investigator who pointed me to where I am now.  I have no doubt about this.  There is a bipedal primate.

When you look at the picture, I was at this spot when I heard a whooo.  I stopped and listened for about 30 seconds.  Then I started to walk again.  Again I heard a whooo.  I stopped and listened again.  There were crows circling above the big pine tree.  Nothing, so I started to walk again.  Another whooo!  I stopped and listened for about 30 seconds.  I took this picture from where I heard this whooo three times.  I walked back to my car listening and looking for people or maybe a Big Foot.  I was excited but knew it was not an owl, dove, feline or canine.  What I heard was probably a whoop from a Big Foot.  I did not encounter people for another 30 minutes from another direction.  So a human source was not it.

This is one of the few times I was researching by myself.   When I got home I contacted some seasoned researchers about what had happened.  The consensus from them was that a Big Foot whooped at me.  Now what?  This is not prints or tree breaks but a personal response to me.  I'm now at the point of what do I want to do?  Do I go to another level in my research?  Or do I continue to do what I am doing?  This was a major decision for me.  I have no hidden agenda.  I am not doing this for fame or fortune.  This is a labor of love.  To prove the existence of this elusive primate.  The thrill of discovery.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


As you look at this picture it looks like what you would find while hiking in the forest of Colorado.  If you have been researching and exploring for a bipedal primate in Colorado, there are several points in this picture that would grab your attention.  First is the arch in the front of the picture.  Also you can see the branch wedged between two trees by the boulder in the right side of the picture.  This grabbed my attention because of both and a game trail in the middle of the picture.  So I carefully walked over to the branch laying sideways between the two trees.  At first I thought it was made from the wind.  But I looked at the ends and noticed that the ends were wedged in and weaved into the two trees.  That is not natural.  I looked around the area and found more arches and tree breaks.  It seemed like whatever/whoever did this wanted to make other animals only walk on the game trail.  I have been told that Big Foot does this to the deer.  This makes it easier to catch.  Make sense.  I read where a hunter has made a video on how to make tree breaks and to make use of the brush and trees to steer the deer where you want them to go.  How ironic that man is imitating what is being done naturally by another primate who is much bigger and stronger.  Who can make their tree breaks with just their strength.

I went to a conference about Big Foot at the end of April.  Then I went on a car tour of Picketwire Canyon to look at dinosaur tracks.  I was gone from my research spot for a couple of weeks.  It was nice but I missed my exploring.  In some ways I was glad I did this.  During the month of May I started to have some interactions with the Big Foot family located at my research spot.  I will share some of them in my next blog.


Saturday, June 16, 2012


I was so excited about finding the hand prints that I went investigating by myself the next weekend.  I was a little nervous but determined to go.  Since I found the hand prints by the water I decided to go back and recheck that spot. 

It had rained and the area was now under water.  I walked around a few bends where there were still sand.  I spotted a large foot print.  AGAIN it was in an inaccessible place across the stream.  I took off my socks and shoes and rolled up my pants.  In I went and checked the large print.  It was 16 inches.  I measured all the prints beside it and they ranged from 9-12 inches.  I took pictures and decided to follow the sand to another spot and I found a 14 inch print with toes!  I took pictures.  The above picture is the 14 inch  print.  I now have 2 different sized prints.  There are a least 2 bipedal primates here.

I now pack a small towel and water shoes in my backpack.  It keeps getting heavier and heavier.

ONWARD CLUELESS, ONWARD!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My neighbor and I was hiking one nice April morning in my research area.  We were enjoying the weather and how nice it was.  This was not a planned outing to look for the evidence of Big Foot.  My neighbor was curious and wanted to see the area.  This is my favorite area and could not say no. 

Yes, I did bring my Big Foot backpack with all my stuff including my camera.  Thank goodness!

I stopped at a few spots along the creek.  I noticed some raccoon tracks and around the bend I spotted what is seen in the picture.  I took out my binoculars and looked across to the other side.  Hand prints!!!

I looked around and there was no easy way for me to get to those prints.  I took off my socks and shoes.  Thank goodness I was wearing capris.  Just rolled them up a little.  Waded across an icy, 3 foot deep stream to look.  I was so excited.

It looked like something/someone was trying to grabbed something off the sand.  The fingers were extra thick, the thumb was located lower than what is expected for a human and the location of the prints was isolated and not easy to get to.  The measurements was in the realm of human size but the dermal ridges that I saw were lines going down with no swirls. 

It is possible that this could be human but the facts also say it is possible that something else made these prints.  Since I saw the prints and I know what human prints look like, I lean towards the possibility it could be Big Foot.

YOU GOTTA LOVE IT!!!

Onward clueless, onward!

Saturday, June 9, 2012


This clueless person wanted to search and discover the mystery of Big Foot.  From what I have read and seen before I started this journey was limited to what the mainstream media doled out.  I wanted to go search for the "giant, upright ape" in our woods and forest.  As I researched I was surprised at some of what I have read or heard.  There are many theories out there about Big Foot.  Right now most of what is read or heard is theories that are not done scientifically.  There is protocol and procedures that should be followed if you want to be taken seriously.  When you do not all the research and findings come under a microscope of doubt.  Right now we have many who are researching but it is not under the established protocols of our science community.  You have many individuals and organized groups doing this.  Now that I have said this many in the world of Big Foot will be angry and upset.  But the fact of the matter is that this is true.  How can you be taken seriously if you don't do your research in a manner that is professional and scientific?

I am not doubting or putting down the efforts of individuals who have success with their research of Big Foot.  What do they have to support their findings if this is done in a manner that will not support what they have discovered?   Talk is cheap.  Hard evidence is needed to back up what a person has found.  There are some who say they don't need the evidence because they know the truth.  The only problem with that is that they will never be taken seriously and there will be doubt. 

My goal in this voyage to learn as much as possible and to use science to back up my findings.  I know that there is an huge upright primate in our woods and forests.  I am determined to prove this so there is no doubt.

My challenge to the Big Foot community is to use what they have learned and to prove it in scientific manner.  This way there is no doubt.  Yes, I know there are circumstances with this amazing primate that has made it difficult.  We need to use what we do know and to come up with a plan that will work.  I never did say this would be easy. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012



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As you look at this picture, to right of the tree break in the middle of the photo, there is a shadow to the left of a tree.  This is one of those photos that may or may not have something peeking at me while I took this photo.  If you ask for my opinion it is a shadow but some have said this could be a Big Foot.  I went back and retook the picture and the shadow was not there.  This clueless person is totally clueless about this.  This is why I enjoy this adventure.  The mystery and probabilities keeps it interesting.  I have been told that Big Foot keeps to the shadows and will peek around a tree.  This photo is one of my favorites.  Not because there may be a Big Foot in the photo but because of the possibilities of having one right there a few feet from me and I was completely clueless.  You gotta love it!


Thursday, May 31, 2012



My husband and I decided to recheck our areas.  We also went back to the spot of my weird reaction behind the huge boulder.  We checked and took some pictures but nothing unusual.  When we got into the car I talked my husband into exploring a nearby area that may have an abandoned illegal campsite.  We were told that some people had set up a campsite illegally.  Something scared them away.  They left everything.  All the equipment-everything.  Didn't come back to retrieve any of it.  Wow, whatever scared them, it must have been bad.  We think it was  Big Foot related because of reports that I have read that are similar.

So we drove over to the area.  This is the first time we have been there.  We start exploring.  Of course we explored more sideways than forward.  As usual we become separated.  My husband follows the game trails going into the ravines and cliffs.  I follow the game trails that may contain prints or tree breaks.  Didn't see my husband for a couple of hours.

I followed a game trail that was leading into a big ravine with rocks and boulders.  I was looking for prints.  The scrub oak in this area was about 3 feet high and dense.  As I stepped around and by a tiny clearing I saw something black on the ground. At first I thought it was black netting. I picked it up with a twig because I did not want to touch it. It was hair! It was not fur but HAIR! It was shiny and did not look like any type of hair I have seen before. Could it be fake hair? I pulled out my evidence collecting kit. I carefully put it in a paper bag and then in my backpack. I looked around and saw a small watering hole close by.

Facts:
  • The hair was found away from the main trail.  I was following a game trail.  It was not an area used by people.
  • There was densely packed scrub oak that was 3 feet high.
  • It was clump of tangled hair.  Not fur.
  • Broken twigs and leaves were beside the hair.
  • The color was black.
  • It was very shiny in the sunlight.
  • Didn't look like real human hair
  • When not in the sun it is a flat black color
 I'm thinking a million thoughts about this hair:  Why would a clump of tangled hair be there?  Or if it is fake hair how did it get there?  Big Foot?

The only logical thing I could come up after I surveyed the scene: A hairy something was coming from the watering hole and some hair became tangled in the scrub oak. The winds knocked it off the scrub oak and landed in the small clearing where I found it. 

This clueless person thinks it may be Big Foot hair.

That is not all I found on this day.  I found a rock cairn in a spot where I wasn't expecting to find one. I found it while exploring an area right next to some cliffs and ravines. As usual it was not in a spot where people would normally be in. It is the photo in this post.

According to another investigator this may be a communication tool to me from a bipedal primate.  As clueless as I am, this has me more clueless.  I have some theories and ideas about this.  I will explore this with you another time.

Monday, May 28, 2012


I took this picture during the time I had a weird experience.  In the background there was a giant boulder.  As I was walking, I popped into this area.  I wanted to check this spot because I found some tree breaks directly west of this spot and wanted to see if there were more.  As soon as I walked a few steps behind the boulder my heart started to race and I felt all panicky.  I took a few deep breathes.  With the information I had gleaned from the Internet and the sightings I have read, I suspected that there was a Big Foot nearby.  He/she must have been watching some activities in front of the boulder and I startled it.  To right of the photo and where you can't see is where I think it was.  I decided to stay, act clueless and walk around like I was interested in taking pictures.  I was careful not to venture over to the right or try to take pictures in that area.  Then I noticed this tree.  The branch you see was twisted and broken off but still attached to the tree.  This break was about 8 feet high.  During this whole time I was still feeling anxious and my heart was racing.  It never intensified or lessened.  After about 10-15 minutes I decided to try to find my husband and left.

In all my exploring before and since, I have not had this happen again.  I have been back several times to this spot.  Nothing.  My gut tells me I had an encounter with a Big Foot and I don't want to again.  I never saw or heard anything but my instincts were telling something was in there and caused this. 

Whether you believe this or not, it doesn't matter.  I was the one to experienced this and I know what happened.  This clueless person had an experience that can't be explained.

Onward clueless!  The journey continues.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


I have been searching now for almost 2 months.  I have been lucky with some finds and clueless about some others and then not finding anything.  My expectations far exceed what I have been finding.  I will be honest.  I was expecting to find much more "stuff".  Reading sightings and information on the web had me thinking that the evidence of Big Foot would be relatively easy to spot if you just went to the right spot in the forest.  I had to rethink my expectations.  When you think about almost 1 million acres and only a few hundred to thousand biped primates in that forest.  The chances are very slim.  I now have decided if I am ever lucky and see one I will go out and buy a lottery ticket.

Researching and searching now for many months has made a profound effect on my life that I didn't expect.  It has turned into a passion.  I have to be very careful that this doesn't take over every aspect of my life.  I have family and obligations.  The need to go out is very strong and I think about it all the time.  My weekends are centered around where and when I will go out searching.  Thank goodness my husband is willing to share this with me.  He likes to hike and I like to search.  A beautiful combination.

The one thing that I have in my favor is the folks who give me advice on my search.  The community of Big Foot researchers that I talk with are the best.  They have been willing to point out background noise (just shadow) and other things that happen in nature that is not Big Foot related.  Learning to read the woods through trial and error is going to happen but having experienced researchers who share help minimize the errors.

In the next post I will be sharing an experience I encountered while searching.  It was very unnerving and still has me a bit unsettled when I think about it.  Until then clueless will be searching some more.


Sunday, May 20, 2012



Another Clueless Moment


In another area, I was searching for tree breaks one day.  I was very excited to find a new one.  As I turned away I encountered this.  There was snow all over except under a tee pee-type trees.  No visible prints.  Why would there be no snow under this?  There was snow everywhere else.  Here in Colorado, snow melts facing the south, sun melts it or something warms makes it melt.  This was in dense vegetation.  This is what I figured out so far with this: 

  • Being used by something warm or used enough that snow was never there.
  • The trees looked to be pushed into each other.  Some were in the ground but most were placed there.  Broken off and not cut.
  • Not too big.  At least 4 feet tall.
  • Ground was compacted.  The vegetation was flat and looked like something laid in it.
  • Not by any game trail. 
  • By some tree breaks.
  • Maybe used as a shelter?
I am clueless with this one.  It could be shelter for a undocumented North American bipedal primate.  My guess is that this could be a possibility or not. 


Thursday, May 17, 2012


This is one of my photos I took because I am not sure what to think.  Behind the big tree in the middle is a strand of scrub oak.  On the left is a game trail.  Deer bed down in there.  On the right is a trail used by people.  I have been looking at this strand of trees for about 2 1/2 months.  It looks like branches and twigs have been added and woven into it over time.  It could be from wind damage but the branches and twigs don't match the trees.  There is a hidden spot almost like a room inside of this.  Even in the winter time you can not see inside.  You have to walk back and go through the strand of trees from the back. 

What is it?  Is this an active imagination going wild?

I'll be honest with you.  I have searched all over this area.  There are tons of strands of scrub oak everywhere.  This is the only one that has caught my attention.  I now keep a photo diary on it. 

Is this some place Big Foot uses to rest or hunt or get out of the weather?  I don't know. 

This is one of my clueless moments.