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Saturday, April 14, 2012

South Carolina Man Details His Terrifying 1978 Bigfoot Encounter


Editor’s Note: This is a post by Bigfoot Evidence contributor Vicki W.

SnowWalkerPrime brings us another captivating interview with a Bigfoot eye witness. Mike Richberg, a South Carolina man recalls his astonishing sighting of a sasquatch while deer hunting in 1978. After hearing sloshing water and a disturbance in the brush followed by a grunting noise, Mr. Richberg observed what he can best describe as a combination between King Kong and Alley Oop (a 1930's era cave man cartoon character) emerge from a river.

Mike Richberg recounts his encounter with great detail, vividly recalling the sight that stunned him as a 14 year old young teen. Expecting to see a deer, he was ill prepared to see a massive, hair covered, man-like ape figure. The reaction of primal fear can still be heard as he relates his experience today, and he readily admits having been physically shaken from the event.

What stands out is his recollection of the sheer size of the thing he encountered. Mr. Richberg estimates the width of his back at around 3 1/2 feet, saying that it was so large it seemed almost cartoonish, comparing it to a chimp morphed into the 'Incredible Hulk'. Interestingly, he also noted that the creature had a football linebacker's gluteal region, with the overall V shape a bodybuilder would sport.

Listen as Mr. Richberg gives us an honest and forthcoming account of what he saw and the traumatic impact it made on him in 1978 that is clearly still palpable today.

89 comments:

  1. Less stories more evidence.. go

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    1. Thanks Vicky. I love to hear about the encounters. Like the fellow says in my native southern speech, he doesn't care what anyone else thinks he knows what he saw.

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  2. i knew a guy that saw bigfoot from his mommy's womb! love how these people can reminisce about the back in the day sightings when there so full of today's medicine! i'm just saying.

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    1. I know, right. Who can remember anything from when they were 14?

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  3. I see a definite trend in Bigfoot sightings: have you noticed that Bigfoots peaked at around 9' and now they've dropped to a much more reasonable 5'5" to 5'9"?

    Any police officer will tell you that eyewitness reports are not to be taken seriously.

    A small, monkey-like Bigfoot is the most likely type of Bigfoot. Although I totally understand why ya'll want Bigfoot to be a giant: it's a fun though, and it's exciting to talk about a giant man in the woods (and scary) but those ideas are antiquated and irrational. Science can't get behind stories like that.

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    1. What about the footprints? They indicate rather large subjects.

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    2. What about the footprints? They indicate rather large subjects.

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    3. Ya Irene, you see a peak huh? So how many accounts have you read, cause i'm in the tens of thousands and I say the small ones (6' or less) are 15 to 20% AND family sihgtings maybe 1-3% (adult and juvenile). What form of statistical analysis did you use to reach your Curve?

      Oh, heard or read that like 10 times huh?

      No, that would be known as W.A.G. statistics>
      or Fuzzy Math>

      OH AND "ANY POLICE OFFICER WILL TELL YOU"-------- I won't even bother!

      Correct Lobster Trouble-----------
      The most recent track find in the lakeshore had strides for a big and a small!!!!!!

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    4. The large tracks are known as "soil slippage" and, in most cases, are the product of human beings, not Bigfoots. In cold weather conditions, when people are hiking or camping, and suffer from hypothermia they can suffer from "Paradoxical undressing," a condition that makes the victim feel like they're overheating so they strip off all their clothes, hence the bare footprints.

      The average-sized Bigfoot theory is based on pure science and is bound to upset folks who believe the absurd stories of 9' giants. Just like when people thought dinosaurs were lizards and now it's known they were warm-blooded predecessors of birds.

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    5. Furthermore the stride length of a Bigfoot has never been measured by science. Those who have measure the strides are proven to be unreliable.

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    6. Hi Irene, I once met a houndsman who came across a trail of cloths in the winter time. At the end of the trail he found a man bearly alive an hypothermic. He was able to save the mans life. This happened in NE Washington. J.D.

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    7. Your completely nuts, science has proven to be unreliable, and nor does it hold the only set of keys, -- to discovery.

      Science as you say is so behind the curve on this it's not even funny, and so are you!

      Have you ever heard of Jeff Meldrum?

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    8. Oh, and 9ft isn't even a big one, huh!

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    9. J.D. proves my assessment.

      Leon W. A 10' giant in the North American woods? Elephants are 10' tall.

      Does you giant man have a friend who happens to be a blue ox?

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    10. I agree with Irene: Bigfoot exists but it's short and slight of frame.

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    11. Some may be but not all.

      Goodnight Irene ;)

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    12. I've had three encounters IRENE, YOU?


      We're dealing with different species at minimum, and as crazy as it sounds, the lack of HARD evidence does suggest something in the realm of the blue ox----------------fairies, gnomes, trolls, giant birds, ghosts, chupakabras, dogman/werewolves, aliens, mothman, non-ape-like giants,gargoyles, dragons and last but not least, and potentialy responcible for all of the above, DEMONS!

      YOU HONESTLY WANT TO PICK OUT ONE LITTLE SEGMENT OF ALL THIS CRAZINESS AND SAY,
      "THAT RIGHT THERE, THATS TRUTH, ALL ELSE IS CRAZY"

      Ok everyone, if you saw a bigfoot under 6 feet, your ok, but if you saw one 9 ft, you better get to the doctor.
      WOW thanks Irene, we were in real trouble until you showed up????

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    13. Thank you, leon W. I'm happy to hear you've come around to my way of thinking. I think the more people, like us, who get the word out that Bigfoot isn't a ridiculous 10' giant the more science will seriously pursuit this matter.

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    14. Ummm...so you think science is going to suddenly step in if we say "We were wrong they're not really 10', they're only about 6'." I'm sorry Irene, are you hypothermic? Because you seem to be having delusions. Science won't take bigfoot seriously without evidence no matter we say they are. And I think a more rational conclusion would be that bigfoot might come in all shapes and sizes just like humans.

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    15. I don't understand Irene's point. Science will accept anything backed by empirical evidence. It has nothing to do with what seems most believable to you personally.

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  4. Good interview SWP, thanks. I have to ask why you said let me answer this phone call and end the interview. Did I not hear that correctly?
    If this guy is lying then he is really really good at it. I did find it odd that he said he wasn't sure if the hair was like a chimp because he hadn't really studied chimps to see, but then later he talked about looking at chimps to compare it to. I just thought that was odd, but I'm not saying he is not being truthful about the story.

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  5. Just another in a long line of bigfoot stories with absolutely zero evidence.

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    1. so go away, your work is done here.

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    2. Yup. Just another tall tale with not one shred of tangible support behind the story. There are so many stories like this with no factual support whatsoever.

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    3. No evidence...and yet I'm still entertained.

      What kind of a dipshit comes to a website to make comments about something that they don't believe in and find tedious?

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  6. SWP - show him the Hovey photo and report back his comments.



    R

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    1. The hovey photo is a fake just like the attention whore whoring it around.

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    2. Why would you use those kind of words? What is the point of calling someone a prostitute, it is uncalled for.

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    3. Amen I agree anon at 11:04am, very sad!

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    4. Hey, my mom's a whore. What are you trying to say, other anonymous (10:48) jerk-off?

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  7. To the poster talking about Bigfoots being described as smaller- early sightings took place at a time when there was likely a much greater source of food than today. With development and pollution it makes sense that recent Bigfoot generations would be smaller.

    Also South Carolina is more Skunk Ape territory than traditional Sasquatch. Recent development has led to more sightings in this area and these are just smaller than what is roaming in the Pac Northwest and Canada.

    Tim Fasano is hot on the Skunk Ape's trial and will likely obtain the proof needed within the next three years. This is pretty much a guarantee as he is the most credible of all Bigfoot Hunters. As long as he does not allign himself with the outlandish and sketchy Damian Bravo he will find the proof that is needed.

    The Hovey photo is a fake- trail cameras have failed to get clear pictures for years and all of a sudden a perfectly framed and lit photo that shows great detail pops up. Also look at the hair itself- it appears as if the Bigfoot just left the Salon.

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    1. It's not about the Hovey photo being fake, it's about comparing it to what he saw, from the EXACT same angle.



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    2. Tim, please stop referring to yourself in third person.

      It's unbecoming.

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    3. Tim Fasano is a hoaxing fatass. Shut up fatass.

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    4. No way is there less food available. There are more trees,deer,plants etc. in the US now than ever was.

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    5. shut up Anon10:49, go away loser!

      Go get your mother!

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    6. Tim at 8:16am you really like redundancy don't you and Rick too.

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    7. ROFLMAO Good point Some@$$hole :D But to the above poster who is most likely Tim Fasono... Yes swamp mammals are usually smaller. The deer are smaller, the Florida Panther is a smaller scale cougar, even the black bears are smaller.

      But I do not think a Skunk Ape, "Southern Sasquatch", and PNW Sasquatch are the same thing.

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  8. Awesome post, SWP.

    Love the witness stories...

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    1. Thank you. Our next interview is of an Adult Sasquatch, with a younger one, crossing a road near Ellsworth, Maine. Two witnesses, one of who is a Marine Biologist give a detailed report. They talk about both Bi-pedal and Quad-pedal, (knuckle running); modes of travel. They are sincere, intelligent people, and I found their sighting to be remarkable. Should be rendered and posted in about a week. SWP

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    2. Well SWP, you stated a few days ago that you had some awesome interviews coming up and this one lived up to your words. When he stated how massive the upper body and arms were with a shoulder width of 42 to 48 inches, this description comes up again and again and again. He estimated the weight at circa 700 lbs. A full grown silverback is I believe about 5 to 5 1/2 feet tall and 400 to 450 lbs. Mike Richbergs creature would dwarf a silverback so 700 lbs would seem to be in the ballpark and quite possible on the light side. Maybe some day we can know for sure.
      Good work- I look forward to the upcoming Maine interview.


      chuck

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    3. I love the interviews too. Thanks SWP!

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  9. Stories of Bigfoot sightings in the Southern states are the most important reports we can read. Tim Fasano is doing incredible work in the Southeast and the smart money is on him having conclusive proof of the existence of the skunk ape by the end of the year.

    For those who doubt this answer the question of "If this is not true then why does he have offers from the History Channel, SCI FY and Nat Geo to star in his own show documenting his efforts"? The more stories from the Southeast we hear will allow us to better understand the creature Fasano will prove exists by the end of 2012.

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    1. There are not enough LOL's in the universe for this post.

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    2. Ya, but he cannot get by the "likability" factors with a t.v. audience.
      T.V. producers take into account how someone comes accros.
      Is that a face you want to see every week?
      He might pull it off, but he would have to get seriously fit and pluck his eyebrows. I'm sure he could not do it alone either. You have to have more personalities to keep it interesting I.E.----- FB.

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    3. to Anonymous at 11:15 am LOL so very true.

      To Anonymous at 10:49am...sure you do Tim!

      Hi Leon!

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  10. I always listen for people to tell one thing that stuck out for me when I sighted one, the gluts and the thigh muscles--absolutely disproportionate from any human.

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    1. Those gluts and thighs come in pretty handy for speed and agility. My wife and I were watching a Monster Quest rerun this morning on the Ohio grassman. One witness who was a passenger in a car doing 35 mph was being paralleled by a Bigfoot going down the road and looking down at the passenger for a good stretch before it weaved back into the forest.

      Chuck

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    2. What are "gluts"??? Do you mean "glutes" as in "gluteus maximus"?? Jesus you bigfoot people are retarded.

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    3. Do you feel better now grammar Nazi?

      I understood what Alpha was talking about. I guess it has to be spelled exactly right for you to begin to comprehend what the conversation is all about right?

      Jesus, you grammar Nazis are retarded.

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    4. Bill, it's the same idiot, he does this over and over. COMPENSATION FOR A SMALL PACKAGE, or short man complex or something.

      This ANONA will hereby be known as ---------------USED toilet paper.

      So UTP, go away, nobody wants you here!

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  11. I was the person in the interview. I want to thank SWP for his time, and no he did not cut away to take a call. He was very professional during the entire process.

    The animal I saw did not resemble whatever is in the "Hovey" pic. The coat was thicker, maybe not as thick as bear, but close. I had looked at chimp ears, not esp. hair, at the time. I have just looked at many examples of chimp hair and the such, and I can say that what I saw did have hair that does look somewhat similar to chimp hair.

    No Shadow

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    1. ...and I am not on any meds, except to control acid relux, but thanks for your concern.

      No Shadow

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    2. Thanks for the awesome interview Mike. When you stated that you never went back to this hunt club because of your encounter, how did your Father react to this especially since you did not tell him?

      Incidentally the same thing happened to a friend of mine in Michigan 10 years ago when he was in has early 40's, and he stopped hunting altogether. It still freaks him out to this day. This has happened to many hunters.

      Chuck

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    3. Chuck,

      I actually told dad that I didn't like getting up at 4:00 am on saturday, and let it go at that. We hunted together again, much later, in different areas. I could totaly understand why somebody would stop hunting all together.

      No Shadow

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    4. Awsome experience N/S. I have felt that fear, and from just a scream. Also had a sighting later, but it was a juvy and i was in a truck so not so bad.

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    5. Mike, thanks so much for your story. It was so neat listening to another southerner speak!

      I have a question, now that you've related your information have others come to you to share similar incidents in your area?

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  12. For anyone that views any stories by this snow walker fella, you should know that they are pretty much all hoaxes. this guy is an attention seeker and is working with dyer and fasino. I advise anyone that his stories/videos/ etc should be taken with a grain of salt. They are almmost for sure hoaxes. It all revolves around the same thing fasino and dyer are involved in. They pray that by posting this smut people will subscribe to their youtube channels which brings them a small profit each time they get a subscriber. Even if you like these stories from this guy, please dont subscribe to him, dyer, fasino or any of the others. That just gives them money that they should be earning by getting a real job. And we all know dyer couldnt even cut it as a correction officer or whatever he was. He even gets fired from that. Hell he cant even drive an rv without getting fire bombed. so this is really all he can try and do. PLEASE DONT SUBSCRIBE TO ANY OF THESE PEOPLE IN ANY WAY.If you want to watch their made up stories and stay current, just watch this sight, for some odd reason, and i imagine, its due to money exchanging hands, the operator of this site has a hard on for these fellows. Its a sad thing how scum tends to group together, but it alwasy does.

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    1. GO AWAY JACKASS, WE DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR NA-SAYING OPINION.
      We are plenty smart to think for ourselves. we don't need a stupid libtard trying to think for us.

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    2. PS, Whats wrong with capatolism. If you catch him faking like dipshit dyer, bust his ass. But as of yet, your just throwing mud you scumbag coward anon!

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    3. What the fuck is "capatolism"?

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    4. Anonymous at 1:22pm is either Rick Dyer or Tim Fasano and/or associates.

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    5. Anon 4:01, your life has got to be completely empty and pathetic if the best you can do is hang out at a blog where people discuss things you don't believe in and look for spelling errors.

      What a completely pathetic and sad existance you have, now go away libtard.

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    6. Ms Hovey, are you still posting as Anon? When are you going to provide proof and evidence?

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  13. Good Job SWPrimerib. Really, good job dude! The cast vid was informative too.
    Are you familiar with the Hog hunter story on BFRO or the Baitstore/flyfishing story with the under-water swimming Bigfoot?
    These would be outstanding if you could reach these people.

    Also, have you heard the AUDIO of the two guys in WA who get thier ass run off the mountain by a pissed Squatch. Apparently / inadvertantly----- they siad something about his Ma Ma. Sounds like an avalanch coming at them!

    There is another of a guy who unloaded a clip from a 9 into the chest and didn't seem to phase it?

    If you haven't, post up and I'll send you what I know.

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  14. Just got off the phone with Jack Bindernagel and we spoke about this at length. Jack has spoken with the person being interviewed many times. He said based on the inflection and choice of words there is not a doubt in his mind this person is telling the truth.

    He further stated that this sighting and description is exactly how a Sasquatch would appear to the naked eye of a human who is shaken. This one has Jack's approval.

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    1. I am the person being interviewed, and I can honestly tell you that I far as I know, I have never spoken to a Jack or a John Bindernagel. But I am glad to know "Jack" approves. Too funny, you may want to try some new material.

      No Shadow

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    2. There is a little Jack Bindernagel in all of us and Jack's approval is an honor.

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    3. No Shadow someone posts that comment here regularly. I seriously doubt that the anon at 2:17pm has ever spoken with JB.

      Love the way you shut em down.

      By the way you shared your experience with us in a shortened version several weeks ago didn't you? I remember! ;)

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    4. Yes Blondie, I have shared my story on this venue. I am suprised you remembered. I have been openly discussing it recently. I am getting old(smart) enough not to care what people think anymore.

      I just want other people to know it's ok to come forward too. I am not selling anything and wouldn't know what to do with any "followers". I just want people to be brave enough to be honest, even when the haters do their thing.

      As the human population grows in North America we will without doubt, come into contact more and more. It might be wise for people to start thinking protection. To protect you must first demonstrate existance.

      I cannot control what other people think, but other people, groups of people with scientific training and education, can convince people to take the animal(s) seriously. I can only hope that others will be swayed to come forward, and hopefully raise awareness for the need for serious research on a broad scale by qualified members of the scientific community.

      No Shadow

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  15. Hey SWP. I just thought of an OUSTANDING project you can do in any woods and it will render a useful tool for all researchers and squatchers. Were going to have you quantify something and show us at the same time what you discover. This will knock your socks off. It will get you picked up on some show for what you will determine.

    As a matter of fact, Tim, you can do the same and get us a different (florida) version of this tool.
    You guys post up here and I'll reach you!

    Damien, you too----- where you at?
    poopoo 6 1/2 Where are you located?
    Mike rugg, you too ---- I know where your at.

    This has to do with terrain varrience. it will be EASY to do. Very usefull and intersting. As long as there is a different terrain, we can plug it in?

    Anyone in the dessert, post up here!
    Tenn / kentucky???
    Colorado / idaho ??? big mountains

    Lets all do this together, it will only take two people per team, a good local and less than a day?

    Snowball, you get the lead, you got the most entertaing vids, so if at the end, you cant turn over your vid to him (snowball), sit this one out please.

    Likewise, if we let you in, at the onset and you do the work, Snowball, you'll have to get thier stuff in the compilation, ok?

    Blondie, squatch nation, dave in wa, many others here, post up your state and a brief description of your local terrain. I'm thinking will need 10 to 15 locals to get good varrience for this project.

    You guys post up, this will be so cool! Were going to get a video tour of squatchy places around the country and learn something about each as we go!!!!

    Snowball primerib, You got Lead and Maine woods if your in.
    Tim, you got the everglades if you will come and play nice.
    Damien, whats your 20 bro!

    It will require 4 piecies of equipment, most of you will already have, but all could be had for less than $100.(+vid cam) Can't tell yet what you need, cause it would give it away.

    Shawn, can you help connect us. I'll give you my e-mail and phone #, need too talk to snowball the most.

    I promiss you guys this is bad ass, and there is absolutly nothing to hoax or foul up with this, its just simply a test if you will.

    Can we try some useful, fun teamwork for a change??

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  16. Also, no-one has to work directly with anyone they don't like.

    I'll also tell you that this could be done well enough to sell as a T.V. special and we could all make some Christmas cash. If that should happen, I'll take creator pay. Snowball gets lead / producer pay. Tim will Get second lead pay, Everyone else will get a equal cut.
    --Shawn will get an equal cut because this blog has facillitated the IDEA.

    Take note, this is as publickly open as I can be, everyone involved now has witnesses of the OFFER.

    Thats the Deal. If you all want in!

    No bs about this, no squatches will be harmed or intruded upon in anyway. This will be a habbitat / searcher special.

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    1. You're a raging moron. Don't look now by the fries are burning! Quick, back to the kitchen!

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    2. Leon, you can contact SWP and the rest of Team Tazer Bigfoot through their facebook page,you are so enthusiastic at least give it a try.

      http://www.facebook.com/TeamTazerBigfoot

      just click on message and let them know what you're thinking.

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    3. You bagged on me because i misspelled capitolism, as well as others here, we write in a hurry to express our thoughts.


      And you dumbass, CAN'T EVEN SPELL THE WORD "BUT" IN YOUR SPOUT ABOVE.

      Again, you are completely pathetic and useless person if you get a kick out of bitching about spelling.

      Can't win an argument, OR SPELL ANY BETTER THAT THE REST OF US.

      Used toilet paper has more purpose in life than you!

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    4. well, blondie, if people well tap in here, it will be more public and protect all involved -- everyone here will know whos in and out. I don't want this to become a team T only thing. I'm also not going to tell them on that site without people/witnesses here, to keep this all above board. Just consider it a pulic contract.

      Twice here i've made suggestions for Snowball, and within a matter of days, others members of Team T did work. Could have been a coincedense, but keeping things public here might prevent the project beeing steered away from my original intent.

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  17. I'm starting to realize that bigfoot is just a mythical beast that only exists in tall tales and fantasy.

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    1. Maybe, but many are based on reality.

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    2. It's just your meds mixing, ANON.

      How many times, libtard, go away!

      You don't know shit from wild honey.
      you are useless here as tits on a boar!
      You are wasting oxygen for important people.
      And once again, an opinion from a person who knows NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    3. I agree with Leon: Bigfoot is probably shorter than most tweenage girls.

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  18. SWP- thanks for putting these together man, very very good stuff, Mike (the witness) thanks for sharing brother.

    And to all the doubters, skeptics ect.... how far have you gone into the wilderness by yourself ? Have you hiked out 20 miles from everyone else, set a camp and listened for 3 or 4 days ? Do you make these trips monthly ? Did not think so, stfu, go find a Bieber blog to spew your shit on,

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  19. One should enjoy the few mysteries we have left.

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  20. I was never really a doubter nor did I go into the woods but my encounter with this big fellow happened early one morning as dawn approached. I was knelled over feeding my dog as either he or it one growled very low ( my dog continued to eat ) I turned my head to the right & there was a big black creature with huge eyes shining white . They where as big as coffee cups & very wide set . Even though it was dark out this thing was either so black or dark I could clearly see it's body outline the head resting on it's massive shoulders & it running down toward the ground . My sighting only lasted several seconds & it never disappeared out of sight on me till I broke eye contact with it & it crossed the creek .

    I was so shocked I could only think it was a big bear at the moment & I needed to stay claim & go back inside till it got light out .

    After day light I went back out there to where I saw it was not 15 feet from me & the area was filled with under brush & dried leaves from the falling off the trees on the hill side . The big guy was well over 8 foot with a 3 foot broad shoulder & there was no way it could of been a bear around here of such size . As it moved towards the creek it's eyes moved so smoothly as if gliding no bouncing or like walking & magic paranormal or what there was no signs of it moving through the underbrush at all . That was in 2007 . So this one was well over 6 foot tall & was a very real creature that did not seem to be interested in me or my dog , we only appeared to cross paths that morning .

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  21. Great interview SWP!! You can always tell somwone who's had their life reorganized by a sighting/encounter. Awesome.

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