By: Jim Myers
Monday, October 30, 2017
This past month we helped to organize the first ever Mile High Mystery Conference down in Denver. The reviews we received were very positive, and we had a number of well-known speakers, including “Survivorman” Les Stroud, David Paulides (Missing 411) and John Greenewald (The Black Vault). They covered topics that ranged from Bigfoot research, to UFO sightings in the San Juan Valley (highest number of sightings anywhere in the country), and of course missing people. Without a doubt, the most emotionally gut-wrenching talk was by Allyn Atadero, who’s 3-year old son Jaryd disappeared in 1990 while on a hike in near Poudre Canyon above Fort Collins. Not only did he disappear under mysterious circumstances, but four years later his clothes, shoes and skull cap were discovered 500 vertical feet up a cliff that overlooks the trail where he disappeared. The local Sheriff declared that Jaryd was the victim of a mountain lion attack, but three separate cougar hunters all agreed that Jaryd’s clothing and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance make a mountain lion attack highly unlikely. There were a number of very bizarre details surrounding Jaryd’s death, and until today no one knows exactly what happened to him that fateful day 18 years ago. Of course, there was speculation that Jaryd was abjucted by a pedophile, but again the circumstances just don’t lend themselves to this scenario. For reasons that remain unclear, the local Sheriff at the time seemed to be doing everything possible to stall or hinder the investigation, even to the point of threatening to arrest Allyn if he caught him on the trail looking for Jaryd. Totally bizarre. So, if it wasn’t a lion, nor a pedophile – then who kidnapped and killed Jard Atadero? If all other logical conclusions are ruled out, and it is clear that Jaryd was snatched and carried away – then Sasquatch has to be considered as a suspect. I believe that there IS a cover-up within the Parks Service to ignore (or conveniently “forget”) that thousands of people have disappeared from national parks nation-wide over the past 50 years. AND, that they know that Sasquatch not only exists, but is actually responsible for a percentage of those who disappear every year from Yosemite, Yellowstone, and dozens of other parks around the U.S. I have seen evidence that the Parks Service is collecting reports of Bigfoot sightings from forest rangers, and probably has been for many years. I believe they’re afraid to let this information out in the general public, as it could negatively affect tourism, the lumber trade, etc etc. I am truly not a conspiracy theory guy normally, but there are just too many strange things going on in our national parks that I cannot deny any longer that a cover-up is going on. In conclusion, go and enjoy our many beautiful national parks – just don’t go alone.
By: Jim Myers
Saturday, September 02, 2017
There are several different “camps” when it comes to describing the being commonly known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. One camp believes that Sasquatch is North America’s great ape – like our own version of the African Mountain Gorilla. Definitely flesh and blood, hairy, very secretive and very difficult to find. This first camp would probably say that Sasquatch migrated across a land bridge from Africa thousands of years ago, and somehow developed into what we now see as Bigfoot. The second camp would disagree with the first, and their opinion is that Sasquatch is not at all a great ape, but is rather a bi-pedal hominid, or perhaps a human hybrid. In their view, there is no way a great ape would walk almost exclusively on two legs, have a true language (however rudimentary), demonstrate a higher intelligence than the great apes as evidenced by how they manipulate their environment (tree structures, nesting sites etc), and how they interact with humans at various habituation sites around the country. Camp two would say that Sasquatch’s features are far more human-like than ape-like - albeit a much more massive and hairy version of the human form – and that they live in family groups not too different from our own nuclear families (Mom, Dad, kids and maybe a hungry hanger-on uncle or nephew to boot). Camp two would present evidence of Sasquatch’s language – such as the now famous “Sierra Sounds” recorded by Ron Moorhead in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the 1970’s. Howls, screams, whistles, jabbering, whoops are all part of Sasquatch’s repertoire – and similar vocalizations have been recorded around the country. Camp two would agree with Camp One when it comes to flesh and blood creatures with a very shy and retiring nature. Some in Camp Two, however, have started researching the “possibility” that Sasquatch is not only physical in nature, but that perhaps they have the ability to cloak themselves so as to be invisible to our eyes. This leads me to Camp number 3, who are the “Woo” people. What I mean by Woo is everything that is not physical, based on the scientific principle, and that cannot be measured in a controlled environment. You might hear the Woo folks speaking about Sasquatch’s “Alien Origins”, and that they definitely have the ability to move in and out of our dimension almost at will. Where they might go when they leave our dimension is anyone’s guess, because I do not know of a single case where a researcher attempted to pass through a “portal’ that led somewhere else. I’m not saying it has never happened, but I am not aware of anyone who has attempted done it and returned to tell their story. So, where am I? Probably somewhere between Camp two and Camp Three, as I believe Sasquatch is definitely related to Homo Sapiens in some way, that they are extremely intelligent, and that they may have the ability to put on the “Predator Effect” and go into stealth mode. In the end, who knows for sure? Until we have a body that can be studied, it’s just our favorite theories that separate us into our groups.
By: Jim Myers
Sunday, July 02, 2017
(From the Sasquatch Chronicles Articles in Mountain Connection)
The Sasquatch Chronicles are back! I took a few months off this summer, as it is our busiest time at the Sasquatch Outpost. I gather that several of my “readers” have inquired whether I would start writing again. The answer is Yes, and I am grateful to all three of you for asking.
One of the most enjoyable things I did this summer was to take a family from Toronto, Canada on a three-day Bigfoot expedition. It was the Canuck Invasion of Bailey! I loved the accents (“What time is it? Oh, aboot three, eh” and “Bigfoot, eh? Big hairy guy, eh?”) Since they were flying in from the frozen north, I was responsible for putting all the supplies together: tents, air mattresses, sleeping bags, food, drinks …. American-Canadian dictionary – you know, pretty much all the essentials. I asked my friend John to come with us as I knew I’d need some help. He not only came, but brought his RZR as well (side by side ATV), which meant that he was by far the more popular of the two expedition guides. Seriously, how can I compete with off-road thrills for the attention of 3 teenagers? I mean, my skills at belching and farting only go so far!
So anyway, John and I chose a campsite in the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness, about 20 miles West of Fairplay. We’d never done any research in that area, but we found more than ample evidence of Bigfoot activity to convince us that we would not be disappointed (like signs that said, “Bigfoot was here” and such). We got to the campsite Thursday about mid-day and set up the tents… after figuring out where Bigfoot was most likely to appear in the night, and who would (and wouldn’t) want to know if he does! Once camp was in order we have a tradition of putting out some gifts for Sasquatch - things we know he’d enjoy, like small puppies covered in chocolate… I’m just KIDDING! I would never do that. I only ever use kittens anyway. Seriously though, we put some big rocks together, with three plastic horses around the sides and a bunch of deer antler tines in a row on top of the rock. Weird, I know – but it seems to work. Before we all headed into our flimsy, nylon protective shelters for the night, John and I put three audio recorders out around the camp and set them to record all night. Now this is where it gets interesting. None of us thought we heard anything during the night, but when we got up and checked out the gifting site the next morning, one of the horses was gone and a deer tine was sitting in its place. Most raccoons I know don’t care for plastic horses or deer antlers… so what took the horse? Then, even weirder (is that a word?), when we listened to the recordings we could hear bi-pedal footsteps walking around the camp… and then we heard the zipper to John’s tent being unzipped and zipped back… not once, but twice! John never left his tent, so someone or something was checking him out during the night. If that doesn’t give you the heebie Jeebies, I don’t know what will! All in all, it was an awesome trip, eh – and aboot time I end this article.
Don’t forget to stop by the Sasquatch Outpost the next time you drive through Bailey! You won’t regr’lm
By: Jim Myers
Monday, May 01, 2017
Bigfoot Cloaking (From The Sasquatch Chronicles Article in Mountain Connection)
I’m certain that a large percentage of you read this column each month because you can’t imagine what loony theory about Bigfoot I’ll come up with next. Come on, own up – you know it’s true. Well, I won’t disappoint you this month either! It’s now time to move beyond Bigfoot 101 to a new level – say, to a Bigfoot B.S. degree (Bachelor of Science, that is). Knowing that many of you are Bigfoot skeptics, I should inform you that I actually incorporate high-tech subliminal messages into my articles that slowly, imperceptibly convert skeptics into believers. But I digress. Back to the Big subject at hand. When I first began doing serious Bigfoot research I was firmly in the “Great Ape” camp; i.e., Bigfoot is a physical being, partly or mostly ape, and lives primarily in the Pacific Northwest. I have now changed my mind on all three counts. The first question – whether Bigfoot is simply a flesh and blood creature or perhaps something more – is what I want to address here. I know with 100% certainty that Bigfoot(s) exist, and in numbers that would probably defy our imaginations. This certainty comes both from the huge number of eyewitnesses I have personally interviewed (over 60) and from the abundant physical evidence of Sasquatch activity that exists all around us in our national forests and parks. For example, I live in Bailey, and I’ve received reports of sightings from the Ben Tyler trail on 285, down to Wellington Lake, over to the Tanglewood/Mt Rosalie trail… and everywhere in between. If these sightings are true (and I have no reason to doubt them), then either Sasquatch is the fastest creature on earth, or there are simply far more of them around us than we could have ever imagined. Or there’s a third possibility: what if Bigfoot is able to move in and out of our dimension at will? I know, it sounds far-fetched. But there’s no other way I can explain how elusive they are, how their footprints sometimes just stop as though they disappeared into thin air, and how they can just appear seemingly out of nowhere. Then there’s the whole issue of “cloaking”. Have you ever seen the movie Predator? Remember how the alien could move through the trees, and all you could see was a shimmering change in the foliage as it moved from tree to tree? Well, besides the accounts I’ve read about online, I now have two eye-witness accounts that sure seem to indicate that something out there is able to use some type of cloaking technology. One of my research associates was out exploring along CR 126 with her family last November. While they were hiking, the forest suddenly went eerily quiet – almost like a switch was flipped. Birds, squirrels… everything stopped. Startled by this sudden, obvious change my friend began looking around to see what caused the silence. She noticed a strange, visual phenomenon next to a tree about 30 yards away: There was a defined area next to the tree that was “shimmering” or seemed out of focus on one side of the tree. She called her nephew over and asked if he could see anything unusual, and almost immediately he pointed to the same, strange visual effect. While they watched, the “shape” moved several feet to one side – always maintaining the defined shape and shimmering effect. At that point they decided it was time to make a hasty retreat! What did they see that day? I have no real explanation, but I do know that both of these individuals are normal, intelligent adults not given to exaggeration. I will leave you to draw your own conclusions.
As I close this edition, I encourage you to come visit our store and Bigfoot museum in downtown Bailey. It’s worth the trip J
By: Jim Myers
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Sasquatch Chronicles February 2017
I’m attempting to dictate this month’s column on my laptop, and it’s just about as frustrating as spellcheck on my phone! I am awaiting shoulder surgery next week as a result of being thrown off my horse - and no, it wasn’t because Sasquatch spooked him J. Just my own stupidity, and an over-developed sense of self-confidence that sometimes (often) gets me into trouble.
I often have people ask me the question, “how can you be sure that Bigfoot exists? “ The answer is actually quite easy: I can’t. For someone who owns a Bigfoot museum, who spends a lot of time engaged in Bigfoot research, and who tells stories of Bigfoot sightings this may seem like a strange answer -- but it’s the only honest answer I have. As I’ve mentioned before, I find many parallels between spirituality and the belief that Bigfoot exists. For example, the more I learn about God and faith, the less I am willing to make absolute declarations like I used to do in my younger days. Don’t get me wrong – I firmly believe that God exists and that He is good. However, my own insecurities and failures can cause me to doubt that which I otherwise affirm to be true. The same is true about Sasquatch. Over the years I have collected far more than enough evidence from personal experiences, as well as testimonies from scores (50 or 60) of eyewitnesses to know that Bigfoots are real. But as far as what they look like, what they eat, where they live, or how they communicate– I really have no confirmed scientific reply. There is far more about Sasquatch or Bigfoot that I do not know than the very little that I think I do know. Those people who are self-described “experts” on Bigfoot should be taken with a very large grain of salt. And even if someone succeeds in producing a body one day, it will only answer some of our questions. The fact is, Sasquatch is by far the most often encountered “mythical” creature on earth. Just Google “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch” and look at the number of videos and articles that will pop-up on your screen (I just did, and it came up with 22,200,000 results. I rest my case). Sure, a percentage of them are hoaxes, but certainly not all of them. I am convinced that there are a number of researchers out there who have some astounding evidence to show the world, when it seems like the world is ready to accept it. But now is not yet the time, as there still seems to be a genuine bias in the scientific community against the phenomenal amount of physical evidence out there that would prove Bigfoot’s existence. Just as an example, in a 15 mile radius around Bailey we have found tracks (multiple times); heard tree knocks in reply to our knocks when no other hikers were in the vicinity; heard whoops, howls and barks that we could not attribute to any other known mammal, have had tree branches thrown at us in the woods at night, and probably have 20 eyewitness testimonies at the very least – all within that radius. If Sasquatch isn’t real, then someone has been VERY busy trying to pretend that he is.