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 Bigfoot Researcher Brian Sons
In our continuing interview series we talk with Brian Sons. Brian runs the facebook group Onyx Knights Paranormal: Cryptids and has a very successful Blog Talk Radio program called Onyx Knights Paranormal Radio.You can keep up with his guest and show time on the facebook page Onyx Knights Paranormal.
- Start Interview -
TM: How long have you been researching/studying bigfoot?
BS: I have always had an interest in the subject of Sasquatch since I was a child. I saw my first when I was 11 years old. I had a few other occurrences since then and really started to go out into the field at night in 2010.
TM: What got you interested in Bigfoot, Was there a particular event that got you started?
BS: I'd have to go all the way back to the 70s with the Sasquatch movie and Six Million Dollar Man series. Though I had had many incidents through my life that, at the time, I did not associate with Sasquatch. I now know they were. I'd have to say the event that truly got me started was having rocks thrown at me and my son.
TM: During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a bigfoot?(details please)
BS: I have had one roar at me and my teammate Melissa Peacock from about 50 yards away. Though it was scary at the time, we never felt threatened or in fear of our lives. The roar was more of a territorial thing. We were on a trail behind it while it was looking over a field. I think we startled it. I have also had branch breaking and tree shaking in very close proximity to me while out there alone. I stood my ground and did not feel even then in fear of my life or any grave danger.
TM: It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack bigfoot research, How do you deal with it?
BS: How do I deal with skeptics? I don't really! I simply ask them if they ever go out in the woods alone in the middle of the night. A large percentage say no. I then comment on how they will never know from sitting at home on a couch! Until you are out there doing it and experiencing it, you really have no clue as to what is really going on out there. I think there is a skeptic in all of us. Or there should be. If I were not skeptical, then I would think everything in the woods was a Sasquatch. Every noise! Every movement! In the end, my research would be very biased and would truly warrant skepticism!
TM: Would you like to see Bigfoot accepted and/or proven to the general public?
BS: This is a tough question. I would love that, though I don't think it will ever happen. I believe certain branches of the government already know the truth of their existence. I'd hate to see them hunted by ignorant poachers. I'd hate to see the public at large have so much fear of them that they stop their normal recreational activities. I say quite often that I am not trying to prove to the world that they exist! I know they do! The world can get out there and find out the same why I have. For me, it's a more personal experience. Not to prove they exist, but to understand them. I envy them actually! In my mind, they are the ones who got it right!
TM: What is your favorite time of year to research/study bigfoot, When do you have your most success?
BS: I have had activity at all times of the year. Though I find Fall and Spring most eventful.
TM: Do you have a favorite Bigfoot story or report?
BS: I don't really. I feel that my own experiences are sufficient enough. I go out in the woods by myself usually every night. I have certain areas where I know they frequent. I have had great interaction and audio recordings from wood knocks, to howls, to even a type of communication between them. I know what I experience is factual and true to me. I think that would be what I would tell the skeptics, go out there and experience it for yourself!
TM: What would you be doing if you wasn't researching/studying bigfoot?
BS: Going crazy? LOL Seriously, it is addictive! When you would rather be out there in the woods instead of at home in a warm bed with your significant other, you know you're either hooked or not in the best of relationships! LOL
I don't know really! I'm a sculptor/artist so I would probably be pursuing that even more than I already do.
Thanks for doing the interview and good luck with all that you do.
- End Interview -
As mentioned by Brian, he does sculptors and is very good at it. He should show more of his sculptor work. I found some picture on his facebook site. Impressive.
Ok folks, that concludes out 14th, yes 14th installment of our interview series. I hope you are enjoying them and I hope you pick out some of these fine folks and give them some support.
(Interested in sponsoring a story? then send us an Email!)
Now you can get our blog on your Kindle!