Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Latest Trend In Vacations: The Bigfoot Expedition



Tired of doing the same old thing every year for vacation? How about doing something more exciting? A once in a life time experience? How about going on a bigfoot expedition? They are becoming the new cool thing to do when it comes to adventure seeking vacationers.

Even if you can’t visit a major theme park, a themed vacation can fit any timeframe or budget. Here in the Pacific Northwest, who needs Mickey Mouse when we’ve got his hairy cousin Sasquatch?

According to the local Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO), Washington State has the highest number of sightings in the country. With almost 200 more listings than California’s second place status, BFRO breaks down interactions by county, making it easy to plan your expedition.

Across our region, the list of sightings goes back more than 40 years, though the lore is extensive, global, and timeless. Local researcher and founder of the annual Sasquatch Summit Johnny Manson explains that one hotspot is “Highway 109 between Hoquiam and Ocean Shores has the highest reports of Sasquatch sightings in the state. I moved right off of Hwy 109 in the woods to do research. Around here, there are many people living in remote areas that habituate with them. They have a house in the woods that just happen to have Sasquatch nearby.”

Manson is a member of the Olympic Project, “an association of dedicated researchers, investigators, biologists and trackers committed to documenting the existence of Sasquatch through science and education.” As with many of their group, his passion began with a first-hand experience.

He explains: “Typically, Sasquatch researchers become researchers because they have a sighting or experience. When you see one in person, up close, it changes you. Everything you thought was not real becomes real.” His family had their first encounter when he was a child, and on a trip in 2013 he had another exciting interaction.

“We were on a ridgeline in the middle of nowhere on top of a mountain. We had crazy activity that night; I didn’t sleep at all because I was scared to be honest with you. So all night I heard this little girl. At one point during the night, I thought the young girl Sasquatch was at the foot of my cot and as I was nodding off, she said something that jogged me out of my slumber,” recounts Manson.

“We didn’t know we had recorded anything until we got back and reviewed the audio,” he continues. “It sounds like she says ‘nipkeeya.’ Months later, a friend was looking up old Salish words and found NipKeeya to mean ‘brought a friend’ or ‘to bring a friend.’ My interpretation is that she saw my research partner, who had been at that location many times, and saw me and said ‘oh look, he brought a friend.’”

Trackers hoping to follow in Sasquatch’s legendary footprints have several options around the region. BFRO offers regional expeditions throughout the year as does the Olympic Project. There is also a program for youth enthusiasts called Olympic Juniors which works with local families or interested Scouting groups.

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18 comments:

  1. I want to be the FIRST to sign up

    MMC

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    1. I am not handing my hard earned cash to the Olympic Project or the BFRO so that they can take me and 50 guests tromping around looking for Bigfoot, Finding Bigfoot style. Never see jack crap tromping around with a large group of back slapping egotistical know it alls.

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    2. Agreed

      Better Jim Sherman or the mogellon rim AZ folks who enter the spookey valley when the big guy is around. Now that would be worth a few bucks

      MMC

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    3. Like Health expert I’ll give you a clue it collates with the influx of Illegals coming across the border … WAKE UP…..

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  2. just get U a backpack - night vision - AK and sidearm and U are good to go on your bigfoot hunt....

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  3. Nothing goes on with this Olympic Project, just another BFRO scam to take your cash.

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    1. The only thing that compelled you to type that is jealousy.

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    2. Seems like some folks here complaining about how other people chose to spend their money 5:04.
      What's the deal? You got none?

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    3. they should be FREE expeditions ...,
      when BERNIE gets in FREE it will be...

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  4. This is the third stop I've made here at Bigfoot Evidence and I haven't seen any yet!

    James Shoutin & Poutin Wilson

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  5. A Bigfoot expedition is one step above a glorified snipe hunt. Even though there are sightings in Washington every year, that is based on several hundred million man-day visits to the forest. Consequently, your chances of actually seeing a paranormal Bigfoot remain somewhere between slim and no chance in hell.

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  6. What kind of idiot would spend hundreds to thousands of dollars to go camping? You can go camping for free. That's the whole point of camping.

    Is it really worth that much to have a couple "camp counselors" sneak off at night to pose for thermals and heave a couple rocks into the campground?

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    1. cost of going hunting for BIGFOOT...
      AK $700, clips $40, rounds $50, night vision $600, food & bait $150...
      getting a BIGFOOT priceless : )

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    2. An AK is not the best choice for bigfoot research. The wimpy little 7.62x39 in the '47 is too light a cartridge, and the 5.45x39 in the '74 is even worse. You're likely to only get one shot, so you need to make that shot count. You need a proper hunting rifle chambered for a proper large predator cartridge. If it's not good enough for bear, it's not good enough for bigfoot. Something like a Remington 700 in 300 Winchester Magnum is a bare minimum. It'll run you about $700 to $1000 depending on features, but that's small potatoes considering you're going to want to bolt a $5500 FLIR RS64 on top of it. Those weekend campers going out in the woods with a weenie little Scout TK or FLIR One thinking they're going to "research" bigfoot are just fooling themselves and wasting everyone's time.

      If you're going to do it, do it right.

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    3. The only real bigfoot weapon is a BAR. You won't have to worry about only getting one shot.

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    4. You've never had to carry one through the woods.

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