Language of Sasquatch: The Douglas Dialect
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Damian Bravo, a Sasquatch believer. You can join Damian's group Sasquatch Lives? on Facebook and the group's official page at www.sasquatchlives.com.
Many encounters from North American Indian stories and legends, have told of the possibility that Sasquatch has a language. Some even believe that 'Crypto' linguist are somehow qualified to recognize or decipher supposed utterances between Hominoids like Sasquatch and Humans. To others, the High Sierra recordings are the most important scientific evidence of vocal speech capability that is available to date. This was even researched in the 1976 documentary, “The Mysterious Monster” which the scientist at the time analyzed the recordings and determined them to be authentic vocalizations of and an unknown source. They believed whatever was on the recording had advanced breath control while communicating to another in the same recording.
Other reports of two or more Sasquatch appearing to communicate have been documented in other parts of the world; a man named Alexander Katayev experienced an event in 1974. While camping in the wilderness of Russia he came across and observed two large hairy Sasquatch like creatures, a male and female eating. The creatures seemed to be speaking in a dialect that sounded as if a person who is hearing impaired was speaking. The amazing part about his story is that the female seemed to respond with laughter, in reaction to what the male was saying and used some type of hand movements to communicate also.
In another strange account reported to me by a man named Dennis Wilkes which I wrote about in one of my articles called “A Man’s Encounter with A Juvenile Bigfoot Asking for Fish” which was posted here on Bigfoot Evidence.
He reported this story:
“In the early 90’ a new campground opened, I remember I had so many happy days when I would go there if I had the time. One Saturday I got there real early. You could hear the campers getting up and around fixing bacon and eggs, The smells of the first of the day and you could hear people talking, just enjoying being out. People were talking about how the new campgrounds were so nice and how great it was to be there. Well I was there for the strangest thing that could happen that day, two Sasquatch came walking around this cove on the lake, when they got to the middle of the parking area, near the boat ramp, They stop and turn to each other and the bigger one that was close to 7 feet tall, begins to gesture and it looked like it was talking to the little one”.
“It was a language with sounds and hand movements, the bigger one would point to the little one and then it would gesture and point down. I could see the bigger one wave its hands flat fingers in a fan. It was apparent to me that the little one, was the one to check out the area and that’s exactly what he did. He walked to the boat launch, tried the hand rails by pulling and jerking on them and then walked on top of the peer. The peer moved under his feet, he looked at it like he was testing it out and began to jump on it. Nearby, stood a mother and her two kids, the little one walk over to them and began to talk or try to talk to the woman. She looked at him and I could see in her face that she knew something was not right. She looked at her kids and I heard her say, “come on it’s time to go. The amazing part, she looked at him and politely said, have a nice day sir, and walked around him and left him on the peer. Then the little Sasquatch walked back to the parking lot and towards me”.
“Now this is cool part, he stops behind me and begins to try to talk to, I could tell this was a young Sasquatch, he had black hair all over his body like fur, but his face was human like and it had thin facial hairs, he looked like a young boy with facial hair, but its skin was a pale gray color. As he was trying to talk to me I was looking him over and he started to back up and turn away I looked at him and I said “NO FISH”. After I said this, the little one just stood there, and just then I felt a pull on my reel and caught a fish. As I started to pull the fish in and take it off the hook, the little one gets closer to me and begins to try talking again. I have no idea what he is saying; it was like quick mumbles and chatters, and because of this i got distracted, by mistake I dropped the fish in the water. All of a sudden it became upset,” Oh hell, I then understood what he was trying to say… it wanted the fish!”
It’s interesting to see that a possible Hominoid that could be a reflection of our own origins, has possibly develop its own manner of communication and maybe even have the capacity to interact and learn a dialect the North American Indians called the “Douglas Dialect”. As related by a native British Columbian named Ken Kristian, he made reference to an area called Port Douglas located at the north end of Harrison lake BC and the Salish Indians that lived there at the time.
The Douglas first Nation as they are known and another group called the Chechalis also populated this region. This connection to the possibility of Sasquatch having the capacity to speak could also be related to the numerous sightings that have been reported over several decades in this area. This can give us the possibility that these are not just rumors but actually come from stories passed down through generations. Even though the two distinct groups the Douglas and the Checalis spoke different dialects many expert believe the two languages are very similar to each other due to the geographical location of both groups.
In other stories of North American Indians the creatures even traded with the Indians. There are related stories that one person from the tribe would meet with them to trade many different types of goods. Sasquatch has always been spoken of by some researchers as a being of high intelligence, capable of doing amazing things and to so many, this may be the reasons why the creature is so elusive in a habitat that can give it a greater advantage then any human could possibly imagine.
In a more recent story from 2004, told by a woman that became friends with a Sasquatch family in a Salmon River Ranch in Idaho when she was a small child, she tells that they communicated with one another and remembers them as friends.
Many strange events and sightings have been occurring since the Patterson-Gimlin film. In the past four decades many video and even television programs have shown or depicted and encounter with a creature that could possibly be Sasquatch. The hypothesis on its capabilities and its intelligence may one day be discovered and studied, but until they are considered and proven to exist we can only guess their actual intelligence.
It would be amazing or even scary to imagine that one day; we could communicate with a species different then our own. We cannot foresee such events to occur, but with so many recorded encounters and the stories of North American Indian folklore and legends its possible abilities to communicate cannot be ignored. These stories could one day give us insight to this Hominoids existence from the early stages of men populating North America.