Joe Beelart is a veteran bigfooter and staple of the Pacific Northwest sasquatch community. He's been hitting the woods for 20 years along what is known as the Oregon Bigfoot Highway, and was recently featured in this great article by theguardian.com
Joe Beelart carefully places a red apple on a mossy stump. “We’re going to set out our first offering here.” He performs the same ritual every time he comes out into Mount Hood national forest.
“We used to call it baiting, but now we call it offering. It changed because we started to think of them as more human. An offering seems to make them more responsive to you.”
He and his fellow enthusiasts cite the Hewkin-Sullivan rule, after the adventurers who coined it: on average, it takes a an observer 200 hours on the ground to encounter any new evidence of Bigfoot.
In the past, he put out an apple a month, but the time and expense of camping is a greater burden in retirement. Still, he’s been up eight times in the last year. He’s always mindful that fewer hours mean fewer rewards.
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