This site is dedicated to the research of bigfoot, and it's habitat, in the Tahoe and outlying Sierra region of Nevada and California. We listen to witnesses who want to talk about their experiences, and keep them confidential unless otherwise requested. Our mission is to learn as much as we can about the possible existence of the sasquatch, in the hope that we can all gather a better knowledge of the species, then ultimately, we as a race understand that it's habitat, and way of life, must be protected.
I've added the link below to the sidebar on the right side of this page. My two greyhounds passed a few years ago, but I think of them everyday. They were amazing, and really changed my life. I was a volunteer with a rescue and adoption group in Las Vegas a few years ago, before I moved here to Reno. It is a cause that is near and dear to my heart.
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I've noticed quite a bit of discussion on BigfootForums.com in regards to the exact location of Squaw Lake. I too found a couple different Squaw Lakes, when I first wrote about the reports back in January. (OREGON: There's A Lot Going On Up There!) I had some help finding the location, with assistance from one of the regular contributors on Bigfoot Ballyhoo. I forgot exactly who it was, without going back through all the entries and reading the comments.
I was directed to the Squaw Lake, at the south end of Coos County. At the time, I found it by typing into Google Maps, and Google Earth, "Squaw Lake, Coos, OR" and "Squaw Lake, Powers, OR." When searching for locations on Google Maps or Earth, if you type in the county name, before the state abbreviation, that helps narrow down the area. I tried Powers, because it was one of the towns near the lake, according to my source.
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Now, when I enter in "Squaw Lake, Coos, OR" and "Squaw Lake, Powers, OR" into Google Maps and Earth, I am getting the same location, but it now shows the name of the lake, renamed to "Sru Lake." I'm wondering if the name has been changed to keep all the curious folks away, as to not provoke more trouble, or hoaxers?
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I've seen the active discussion on BigfootForums.com, but I can't seem to get on there to leave comments. Every time I try to sign up for an a user name, it rejects my email saying it is not a valid address. So I post it here, knowing a couple of the Forum readers visit this site from time to time. I hope this clarifies things. It is the location that was passed on to me.
Outside my home, there's at least 6 inches of new snow on the ground. After having some days in the 60's, and venturing out to do some early exploring, (see video below) it now looks like I will be waiting a bit longer to get out there to do some squatching. My area of interest, seen in the video, is getting hammered right now. Expecting at least 10 inches of new snow up there today, with more wet weather expected over the next few days. I was really hoping for the warm front to hang around, but it sucked in moisture off the Pacific, with the cold to make it snow.
So..... I am forced to wait. Looks like I need to concentrate on trading in my "soccer dad" van, for a 4x4. That's the only thing holding me back.
There has been an amazing amount of sighting activity coming out of western Oregon the past few months, thanks to Linda Newton Perry's blog, Bigfoot Ballyhoo. It makes me think that probably, any day now, someone is going to capture some high quality video footage of a bigfoot.
All this activity has brought me back to thinking, "What happens after discovery?" Meaning, if some sort or irrefutable evidence should come out, proving the existence of a large, bipedal species of hominid, "Then what?"
My thoughts have always been focused on protection of sasquatch and their habitat, after discovery, that I never really thought about any other ramifications of what discovery might bring. ( I wrote about it a couple months back. Part 1/Part 2)
Now, I ask myself this: "What will become of us?"
Just imagine for a minute, the average American Joe, much like myself. I'm a divorced dad who enjoys the outdoors, with my 10 year old son, and a 7 year old daughter. Fishing mountain lakes is our thing we like to do, along with some light hiking and exploring.
Now let's fast forward to post discovery........
Dad wants to take a little fishing trip, but does he take the kids? Is he a bit paranoid to bring his children out to a place where mysterious, 10 foot tall hominids call home? What about the kids mom? If she's anything like my ex, she definitely will put her foot down. Sure, Dad now knows that bigfoots really exist, but does he really know anything about them? What is the true nature of the sasquatch? Dad knows that sasquatch generally avoid humans in reports he's read, but then there are the reports of sasquatch tearing up campgrounds, destroying garbage cans and information signs, shaking and pounding on RV'S and 5th wheels. They also seem to like observing human women and children. Do the sasquatch present a danger? Will it be reckless and irresponsible, of Dad, if he takes the kids out into the wilderness?
After some careful contemplation, Dad decides to err on the side of the safe bet, and he just takes them fishing to the lake at the park. You know, the one wedged between the shopping center and the freeway. There was a 5 year old boy attacked by a dog there last month, but Dad, and the kid's mom will feel safer keeping the kids in town. It's just as well, though the 10 year old wants to go out into the woods and see a sasquatch for himself, the 7 year old daughter has cried hysterically at the thought of a trip to the woods. Mainly, she's freaked out because she keeps seeing that movie trailer on TV about a killer sasquatch stalking, and devouring Girl Scouts, while they are on a camp out at a lake.
Do most causal outdoor enthusiasts give up, and stay home with the Wii, or TV remote instead? It's not what I'd do, but I think it's a great possibility many people will avoid wilderness activities.
Then, what happens to the people who live in rural areas, with forest for their backyard? Are they now too paranoid to even exit the house, at least without a gun? Do they put up safety bars on the windows, and replace the glass French doors with steel security doors? Security companies will make a killing selling these people protection by way of 10 foot electrified fences, and motion censored, mercury vapor spot lights to light up a 100 yard radius around their house. It will be an easy sell too, because the salesmen will prey on peoples fear of the unknown, and make the sasquatch out to be some kind of great beast, or monster.
These are just a couple scenarios that play out in my head, of what might happen with a lot of people. I'm not condoning this type behavior, or paranoia. I'm just thinking out loud. I'm of the school that sasquatch are primarily docile creatures that would rather avoid human contact. They have been elusive for centuries, and we've all enjoyed the outdoors until now, so why should it change?
How will peoples lives be different? Will people avoid the wilderness for fear of the unknown? Can you imagine what some media outlets will do to sensationalize sasquatch stories? Can you see us getting bombarded with a glut of horror movies and books, daemonizing the sasquatch? You bet 'cha! Hollyweird is going to exploit this for all it is worth.
I have read some articles, and seen some TV shows, that refer to sasquatch as "beasts." I don't like the use of the word "beasts," when directed at sasquatch. I actually detest it. It's like a dirty word to me.
Sure, some of you are thinking, "You have never seen a sasquatch, so how can you legitimately chastise the label?"
I think it's just that squatchy feeling in me, that many of us have. That adoration, and wonderment we have when we think, "sasquatch."
I know sightings can be scary, and for many, quite traumatic. I'll probably soil myself! Nonetheless, I hope to have my first sighting one day soon. Will I change my mind about the use of the word, "beast?" No matter how scared I may become, or how badly I soil myself, I doubt it. I guess it's just the Squatcher in me.
The weather has been great the past few days, so I thought I'd venture up to an area that I want to concentrate on, in the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains. My main reason for the trip was to see how the access was, but the forest roads are still covered in about 18 inches of snow, and my "soccer dad" mini van won't make it back too far. The snow makes for slow going and can't cover much ground right now, in the present conditions. There was evidence of deer activity, as well as rabbit. Also found some large cat prints, which I think were bobcat.
It was just really nice to get out there.
Video quality is shaky, because it was my regular digital, still cam. Had it on a lower setting as to not eat up the memory card. I just wanted to get something to post, as I haven't written anything for a while. I'm in the middle of writing a couple pieces, but not quite done with them yet. I will get them posted as soon as I'm done with them.