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Friday, August 24, 2018

The Rules Of Bigfoot Research and How To Break Them

By Dorraine Fisher

Bigfoot researchers often have a hard row to hoe. They often feel like they have to be super-reasonable and super-logical in their assessments of bigfoot evidence because science is always watching them and seemingly waiting for them to present something illogical so they can say, “I told you you were crazy!” It’s the one basic fear that most bigfoot researchers have. Because once they’re not being taken seriously, the bigfoot community and the scientific community are much less than kind to them. And it doesn’t matter what kind of evidence they might present in the future, they’ve already been labeled in a negative way.

So they continually walk on eggshells.

And, as I do agree that we have to be very careful about what we present and how we present it, I think the rules can sometimes get in the way of progress and cloud some evidence that might not be really apparent at first glance. And here’s an example.

Whenever I go out in the woods and see an odd structure made out of trees or sticks, I take a picture of it. I usually don’t go in thinking I’ve found something significant or that I could make money off of it or anything like that. It’s just something I found that’s unusual and could be associated (maybe) with believed bigfoot behavior patterns. I take the picture because I think it’s important to record what I find.

The above photo is one such structure I found. It warrants a second look because the arrangement of the wood pieces can’t necessarily happen naturally. They have to be manipulated by someone or something. But by what some believe the rules of bigfoot research to be, I have to rule this out as bigfoot evidence for a couple of reasons: the wood appears to be cut, not broken, and the structure was found in a heavily human occupied area.

But in the interest of breaking the rules and possibly breaking some ground, I have to dig deeper and ask some more questions. But I also have to keep in mind that this is an area I’m familiar with and I understand the activity here. Human and otherwise. So I think it’s important to think outside the box in order to decide if this structure is worth watching and if the area I found it in is worth watching. Because if I don’t look at this critically, I might miss something significant. So here’s the critical side of this photo.

The photo was taken in an area where there have been isolated bigfoot sightings over the years. It was taken in an area in which I’ve found other more interesting structures over the last few years. It was taken in an area where someone has placed game cams everywhere around the area...for some unknown reason. (Did they see something there?) And, even though the cuts in the wood pieces were obviously made by saws (the area is and has always been full of cut wood) and it was made in a heavily human-occupied area, that doesn’t mean that humans built the structure. It’s not that inconceivable that a sasquatch could pick up already-cut wood and use it to make a structure.

But is this a structure built by a sasquatch? I really don’t know. And I may never know, and I’m not trying to say it is. But what I’m trying to say is this: When you’re trying to assess evidence, don’t necessarily follow rules set by other people who don’t understand your area and who feel that there is a set of strict rules that need to be followed. Every case is different. Every area is different. And sometimes, when you find a questionable piece of supposed evidence like this one, it may not be impressive. But keeping an open mind about it can lead you down a path in which you actually DO find better, more obvious and credible evidence down the trail in the same area.

So always, always, always keep your mind open. And think for yourself. And, as you have to keep the voices of scientists and other researchers in the back of your mind, don’t let them make the rules for you and possibly stop progress in the field.


Additional Images.

Another stick structure found near the same area last year.

Somebody’s game cam in the same area. Not mine. I found at least 3 others in the same area. What are they watching?

This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, photographer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne!

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