Monday, June 16, 2014

Interview with Jeffrey Teagle

Chattahoochee Bigfoot Organization™
Jeffrey Teagle from Chattahoochee Bigfoot Organization

This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.

 
Interview with Jeffrey Teagle

In this our 5th interview in the series, we interview Jeffrey Teagle from Chattahoochee Bigfoot Organization. Mr. Teagle is a prominent figure in the Bigfoot community. He has appear in the documentary film Not your typical Bigfoot movie, and was featured in the book Mystery Us Universe: Origin and Destiny by Tony Pratt. 

Jeffrey also has a popular radio show called Chattahoochee Bigfoot Radio and archives of the radio show can be found on Facebook (Click here).

- Start interview -
  
Tom: How long have you been researching/studying Bigfoot?
JT: Since October 1997.



Tom: What got you interested in Bigfoot? Was there a particular event that got you started?
JT: Well, I have always had an interest with both Bigfoot and UFO’s since about the ages of 6 or 7. It was around that time that I watched the well known Leonard Nimoy give his presentation of The Patterson-Gimlin Film on the cult television show titled "In Search of". I was interested more in UFO’s around that time due to my encountering a "very small man" purple in color and wearing coveralls (that’s what I called him) while playing under a fig tree one evening. I hadn’t had any real focus on Bigfoot until around lunchtime one day in October 1997.
I was trying to find where a very elderly friend had moved to. About two miles from his new residence, I came to a sharp curve in the road that had somewhat of a rocky outcrop in the radius. I saw something climbing down the side of it and figured that it must be some kids playing or something. To my amazement, and as I drove closer; I realized that it was certainly no child (or adult) human. As I got to about eight to 10 feet away and staring up through the window of a 1997 Hyundai Elantra; I was looking at an approximately six foot, completely black, male (it had genitalia), hair covered (but only briskly), black skinned, man-like being. As we peered at each other through the glass, I could tell it was aged. You could clearly see the wrinkles and lines in its reminiscently human face. After about 10-12 seconds of wonder, it continued its walk across the road and down into a wooded creek bed. It took me several weeks to come to terms with what I had witnessed.
 
Tom: During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a Bigfoot?
JT: Yes I have. While camping with some friends in W. Virginia, I observed what appeared to be an eight foot, hairy black mass try to enter a female campmates tent one night. I and others were able to draw its attention and drive it away. I think it noticed we saw it and got scared.
 
Tom: It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack Bigfoot research, how do you deal with it?
JT: I don’t worry about that aspect of what I do. Most of those types of people research from behind a keyboard or have "0" experience in a wildlife setting. So in actuality, it is they who are being misled due to their sedentary lifestyle.
 
Tom: Would you like to see Bigfoot accepted and/or proven to the general public?
JT: No. I have never desired that type of proof for the general public. Proof is earned in my book and not freely given those that sit on their asses only to ridicule and cajole from afar.


Tom: What is your favorite time of year to research/study Bigfoot, When do you have your most success?
JT: In the heat of the summer and in the fall.
 
 
Tom: Do you have a favorite Bigfoot story or report?
JT: I don’t know if one would classify what I am about to say as being "favorite" per se BUT, it is certainly the strangest thing that has ever happened to me while Bigfooting. I was at a get together in N. Central Tennessee in November 2002. I and about 70 others were sharing company at a small Bigfoot conference and we dotted the landscape in our various cabin and lodges. Well, one of those nights, a few of us (around 30) drove up to a field in the mountains where the WMA was growing experimental grasses.
We all hung out there for around an hour and 26 of those people left to move onto other areas around the countryside. One of the women that I was with began to experience lightheadedness and began to collapse and so I grabbed her elbow to keep her from smashing her head on to the ground.
Around 10 minutes later, I began to feel a horrendous case of bowel activity brewing; I became nauseous, started sweating profusely and became flushed. I politely excused myself and told the remaining researchers that I was going to go back to the cabin and lie down. I remember getting into my car and going back down the "chicken trail" (because the road was so small it looked like only chickens would use it) towards the cabin. It was a 10 minute trip.
I walked into the cabin and much to my amazement, the three researchers I had just left not 10 minutes earlier were already at the cabin, dressed for bed and waiting on me. I had a severe case of "Jeff scratches his head" going on. The first thing out of my mouth was, "How did you guys get here so quickly and get changed, ready for bed?" One them said, "Honey, you have been for around 4 hours and 10 minutes from what we can gather. We’ve had three or four people out looking for you on the road you left out of the field on and we couldn’t find you".
Now, the perception of 10 minutes in my head was actually 4 hours, 10 minutes. That bothered me for a long, long time and I still think of that one singular event while researching often. It bothered me so bad that I went to my family doctor, a psychologist and a Neurologist upon my return home. Nothing was ever found wrong. I wonder if it will ever happen again while researching. I wonder what exactly happened. With people looking for me on the exact same road I left on and they never saw me or my vehicle, where did I go? Did the car go with me? Those questions will continue to baffle me for a long time to come.
 
Tom: What would you be doing if you were not researching/studying Bigfoot?
JT: Had I not had an experience in 1997, I am really not certain as to what hobbies I would be involved with. I have spent most ever day since my first encounter thinking and searching for what I saw on that fall day.

Thanks for doing the interview and we all wish you continued success.

- End interview -

 
Here is an very informative article written by Jeffrey about Bigfoot Rock Stacks and Teepees - Click Here!


Jeffrey also has a website, that is currently down for an overhaul, but should be back up soon. You can check it out - Chattahoocheebigfoot.com

Thanks
~Tom~
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