By: Jim Myers
Monday, April 11, 2016
The event with Ron Morehead was a resounding success, and we had our largest crowd yet at around 120, down at the Table Mountain Inn in Golden. Ron spoke on "Quantum Bigfoot", which (in short) is an attempt to explain much of the "paranormal" or unexplainable phenomena that can occur in the world of Bigfoot research. Ron shared a number of strange experiences they'd encountered in the Sierra Nevadas while doing their research: strange lights in the forest, unexplainable sounds, footprints that seemed to stop in the middle of nowwhere and "disappear", and even what could be described as "shape-shifting" among the bigfoots. I had a couple of lengthy conversations with Ron on this whole topic, and how it relates to spirituality. There is definitely an element of the unexplainable when you delve deep enough into this world of seeking to understand this "Forest Tribe" of people.
Yesterday is a case in point: Several of us, including Ron and Kari his fiancee, Dr Al Guinn, and his friend Travis spent a couple of hours hiking around Kenosha pass looking for any signs of Sasquatch activity. We didn't find anything of consequence while we were hiking, but something strange occurred on the way home. We'd parted ways with Ron and Keri, who were continuing on from there to the Springs to visit friends. I was driving our car, and two friends followed us in their jeep. We were about 1/3 of the way down the mountain when I suddenly felt a very uncomfortable and alarming sensation. I said to everyone in the car, "I think I'm going to pass out", and immediately pulled off the road and stopped the car. The jeep behind us followed suit, and we all sat there for a second. As I began to recover from the episode (whatever it was), I realized that where I'd pulled off was the only place I COULD have pulled off for the next couple of miles, as from that point forward it was a steep incline with guard rails all the way down. 2 seconds further and I could have hit the guard rail, or just stopped in the middle of hwy 285 with cars bearing down at high speed behind us. As Doc Guinn checked my pulse, his friend Travis got out of the car to look around. There's a stream that flows through the canyon, and Travis noticed some tracks that came down the side of the mountain in the snow, went through the icy stream and came up to our side. As he got closer he realized that they weren't hoof prints, but looked bi-pedal. The slope at the point is so steep that no deer or elk in its right mind would have attempted a descent, nor any human for that matter. But something HAD come down there, and it looked like it was walking on two legs. Having just spent two hours in the woods looking for signs of Sasquatch, it was an uncanny coincidence that at the very spot where my mini-crisis occurred we found tracks. I don't have a copy of the photos, but I'll post them as soon as Travis sends them to me. Incidentally, I've felt completely normal since that time yesterday. Strange, huh?
By: Jim Myers
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
We had a very dramatic sighting reported to us two days ago, which you can read about on the Sasquatch Sightings page of this website. As I interviewed the witness I was once again struck by how life-changing an experience like this can be - particularly when the Squatch is seen at close range, in broad daylight, and standing completely still in the middle of the trail. "Paradigm Shift" is what I would refer to it as, meaning that after a sighting like this, everything you've ever known (or believed you knew) about the world is suddenly turned upside down. Most people have heard of Bigfoot or Sasquatch at some point in their lifetime, and probably dismissed it as a myth, or the product of too much alcohol or pot (or both). "Finding Bigfoot" and "Monster Quest" are just more examples of delusional rednecks seeing imaginary creatures... until someone has a sighting of their own. Then, in literally the blink of an eye they go from skeptic to traumatized believer, and life will never be the same.
I honestly don't understand the skeptics out there who insist on making snide comments on our Sasquatch Outpost Facebook page about bears walking around on two legs, or the increase in sightings since pot was legalized. My personal theory is that they secretly WANT to believe, and they go on our Facebook page to read the latest information, but can't resist the temptation to comment on someone's posting. The mountain of scientific evidence for the existence of Sasquatch is quite literally overwhelming... if someone will ever take the time to examine the evidence with an open mind. "Sasquatch can't be real, so there's no point in looking at any "supposed" evidence" is often the reply I get from Skeptics. But every day the volume of evidence continues to grow - more tracks, better recordings of vocalizations, mounting DNA evidence, increasing numbers of eye-witness sightings. I know that most will never believe unless a body can be produced, but that will be a sad day; the human-Sasquatch link is so profound that the poor sod who brings a dead Bigfoot out into the open might end up being charged with murder. We'll see. Until such a time arrives, we'll just keep quietly doing our research, believing that vindication is only a matter of time.
Sunday, April 03, 2016
Yesterday we celebrated the grand opening of our all-new, completely renovated Sasquatch Encounter Discovery Museum. It was a great day for the Sasquatch Outpost, as we had 58 people go through the museum (most of them adults), and we also had our first $1000 sales day in at least four months. So if this is any indication of the draw the Sasquatch Encounter will have, I'm very encouraged. We were looking for something that could ensure more of a year-round customer base, rather than just in the summer months. "Thrive in the summer, and survive the winter" - that's the motto for all mountain businesses. Maybe that's about to change for us. It was also a bitter-sweet day for me personally, as I just returned last Wednesday evening from my Mother's memorial service. I've never been through the loss of a parent, and I'm still not sure how I'm doing emotionally today. This morning is the first chance I've had in many, many weeks to sit down and quietly reflect on all that's happened in our lives of late. I know that I will miss Mom dearly, and I haven't even begun to allow myself to feel the void that she will leave. And yet, the last week I had with her, Dad and all my siblings was perhaps the sweetest we've ever experienced as a family. Each of us had lots of time to spend with Mom alone while she was still alert, and I am very, very grateful for that. This is a new day for Dad, who at 85 years young had been married to Mom for nearly 65 years. That's something worth talking about in today's world of temporary marriages. She will be dearly and deeply missed.
I will forever be grateful to our two angels - Julie and Susan - who worked tirelessly for an entire week to finish the Encounter museum while I was with my family in Alabama. There is no way I can adequately thank them for this sacrifice of love and friendship. They have shown us what true friendship looks and feels like, and they now have lifetime free membership to the Sasquatch Encounter Discovery Museum!!! We have more work to do in the museum (like adding glowing eyes in the cave/gold mine, and adding Bigfoot sounds to the nighttime nature track that is currently playing in the Bigfoot forest. But all in all, I'd say this group of green-horn Museum builders all did a pretty damn great job putting this whole thing together! Well done everyone!