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Welcome to episode 19 of My Crypto World. It is hard to believe I have made it all the way to episode 19.
In this episode I talk about some of my bigfoot experiences, game cameras, my recent field research  and several other topics.
I also let my viewers know about my latest book release and other upcoming projects.

I hope you enjoy it.

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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.

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Game Cam - Is it time to rethink how we use them?

Why Trail Cams Aren’t Working 
How To Think Like A Sasquatch
By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher

            I believe it was Einstein that described the definition of insanity as doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result. So sometimes, when we keep doing something the same way time and again and aren’t getting what we want, we need to simply try it another way.

            With the invention and availability of trail cameras in the last twenty years or so, bigfoot researchers have set them up everywhere they could, and have managed to get all kinds of great shots of all the wildlife in the woods. All of it, of course, except for bigfoot...the stuff we’re REALLY looking for.

            One of the biggest questions about the existence of bigfoot is why, with all the strategically placed trail cams everywhere imaginable, why do we still not have a good, clear picture of bigfoot? Could the answer be simple? 

            And maybe you’ve thought of this too. But I’m going to actually say it.

            Is it possible that our hairy counterparts don’t use trails as much as we think? Maybe we’re thinking they follow the trails looking for their prey, but what if they don’t?  For a very elusive creature, believed to be an ambush predator, hanging around on game trails wouldn’t be it’s best strategy. A creature of this size would surely scare game away if he was standing on the trail. And as humans use the trails, he would be more visible to us too.  So maybe hiding alongside the trails would be better?

            Any other predators out there hunting other animals lower on the food chain are smart enough to know to stay off the trails. They skulk around near them hiding, waiting and watching for their prey. Would bigfoot be any different?           

            But when we start thinking about other places to put them, the idea becomes more complicated. With an estimated 747 million acres of forested land in the U.S., and realizing that one trail cam MIGHT cover 1 acre of land, we’re faced with the need of a lot of trail cams (like one per acre of ground) in order to be effective in getting one decent picture of a sasquatch...maybe.

            But as discouraging as that is, it doesn’t erase the idea of using them. We still need to use them as much as possible, but maybe rethink their placement. Maybe start thinking more like bigfoot, and where would I be hanging out if I were one?

            I would be in the roughest, deepest, darkest, most complicated areas I could find. Places where a trail cam might capture only a few feet of area in front of it.  And places that a human would have a real problem accessing.

            So we’d have to be smarter than the creature we’re pursuing. But so far, it seems we’re not. And we can’t claim we are until we have plenty of clear shots of the them.  But, of course with this idea, the researchers job just became a lot harder. But it never was easy, was it?   ********DF

Related Post -
How Can Bigfoot Hide - A look at forest acres and use of Game Cams.
Trail Camera Tips - By TCC Team Member Waylen Frederick

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"Red glowing eyes, about 7 feet tall, making a sound like a pig squealing or a woman screaming and walking like a man but looking more like a gorilla," Paul Bartholomew said.

That's the most common description researcher and Bigfoot author Bartholomew hears from those who say they've seen the sasquatch.

"It's a global phenomena and it's here in our own backyards," Bartholomew said.
Bartholomew's backyard-- Whitehall, N.Y.-- has had recorded sightings for centuries.
"You go back to the Algonquin and the Iroquois and they talk about the stone giant and the giant men of the mountains. The Abenaki had their creature reports. So this whole area is rich in traditional reports of this creature," Bartholomew said.

[Via wcax.com ]

Setting a Game Camera

Things to consider when selecting a trail camera.

1)  Try selecting a camera with a higher mega pixel rating. An 8 MP camera will take considerably better images than a camera with a 2 MP rating.
2)  Camera range can be anywhere from 20 feet to 50 feet. This is the maximum range in which the sensor in the sensor in the camera will detect motion or heat. This is also the maximum range for flash.
3)  Cameras can also have a delay period from 1 min to 15 sec. This delay period is the amount of time from which the sensor detects a recordable event and an image is captured.
4)  Trail cams also come with either an incandescent or infrared flash. Ranges  in incandescent units are normally lower than infrared, but take color images at night were infrared images appear black and white at night.

Once you have selected your camera, be sure to program and test your camera before heading to the field. Be sure to set time, date, and delay periods. Now test fire your camera by 
walking in front of it at the correct range to insure proper operation. You can insert the SD card in a digital camera to check the image.

Now that you have tested your camera, its time to locate a field location suitable. Be sure to select a location that has fresh sign for your intended target. Heavily used game trails are a good choice, especially trails in a funnel down location, or intersecting game trails.

Once a site is chosen, locate a sturdy, large diameter tree that will not be blown around in the wind, as this movement will trigger the camera, it is also recommended that your camera face either north or south if possible, as the rising and setting sun can also trigger your camera. You may also want to position your camera at a slight angle to the game trail, as many cameras will not detect motion  moving directly toward or away from the camera as easily as motion moving across the sensor at an angle. Remember to keep the target area within the range of your camera, the camera should be positioned about 1-2 feet higher than your target will be tall, and placed at a slight downward angle, and make sure the camera is securely attached to the tree, as most wildlife will be curious about your camera.

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