Photos of the day: Army Corp. Engineers Acknowledges Sasquatch, Cliff Barackman Cleans Up London Tracks, Bear Falls From Tree


Army Corp. Engineers Acknowledges Sasquatch:

This is a USAF Survival Map depicting sasquatch as indigenous fauna. According to the poster on Facebook, this map is "real".

This is what is noted on the map:
"Generally, the climate is a combination of alpine, subalpine and montane. Hot dry summers and moderately cold and snowy winters. Frequent chinooks moderate winter temperatures. Temperatures average in the 80/90's in mid-summer to lows in the 10-20's in winter. A strong elevational gradient in precipitation occurs, ranging from 15 to over 40 in per year. Elevations range from about 2000 ft. to over 7000 ft. The expansive conifer forests throughout this mountainous region contain hemlock, yew, larch, cedar, spruce, pines and fir. The area has beaver, badger, grouse, waterfowl, rabbits, moose, deer, marten, coyote, squirrels, chipmunk, bears, cougars, bobcat, porcupines, and many sasquatch sightings."

Cliff Barackman Cleans Up London Tracks:


"The vast majority of the London, OR casts have now been cleaned and photographed. Now to make some molds..." - Cliff Barackman

This cast is from the London Oregon Bigfoot track way discovered by a man named Toby Johnson, near a logging road. Cliff Barackman claims it be the "most significant footprint find in the last 40 years." Read about it here.


Bear Falls From Tree:


Bear falls safely from tree after police tranquilized it.


From Yahoo News:

In a truly memorable moment, a bear can be seen falling from a tree after being tranquilized by police in Colorado.

The young bear, estimated to weigh between 150 and 200 pounds, had wandered onto the University of Colorado at Boulder campus and climbed into a tree, according to the CU Independent, which captured the stunning image.

"[The bear] was tranquilized by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department and it fell onto some mats that the Rec Center provided," CU Police Department spokesman Ryan Huff told the paper. "It is now in a cage and it will be relocated at a higher elevation."

Before it was tranquilized, the bear spent about two hours in a tree near the campus dorms. It reportedly landed safely.

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  1. The falling bear is like the father we never had.

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  2. "Silly old bear...." C. Robin

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  3. I've been seeing that old poster for years; anyone know where you can get one ?

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  4. Some suggest that it was a fold-out map from the WASHINGTON STATE ENVIRONMENTAL ATLAS, but others have suggested it is a TRAINING MAP. In either case, it does not in any way represent "official" acknowledgement of Sasquatch. The Army Corps of Engineers is predominantly civilian, and the ATLAS was contracted out to a civilian writer.
    Read more here...
    http://bigfootbooksblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/reading-hoopa-project-study-in.html

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  5. Excerpted from my blog, as linked above, from a much larger article:
    The book [Hoopa Project] brings up the Environmental Atlas for Washington, or “Provisional U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Reconnaissance Inventory of the State of Washington,” published by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1975. A lot is made of this publication, as if it proves official government recognition of the Sasquatch as a real animal. Rather, it can be taken as a slightly tongue-in-cheek presentation, but also seriously as a declaration that the creature has been REPORTED to be in Washington. The Atlas does not present this topic mockingly, and does indeed take it as a possibility that there could be something to all of the reports. It is clear, however, that the “very existence of Sasquatch… is hotly disputed,” as the Atlas states. From this point it refers repeatedly only to ALLEGED Bigfoot hair, “alleged sightings, tracks and other experiences.” It says these reports CONJURE UP the image of Bigfoot, implying a phantasm. It does not come out and SAY that the creature is actually KNOWN to be 8-12 feet tall, and so on. It is a PROVISIONAL statement. Other qualifying words used throughout this report include, “reported,” “apparently,” “if” and “generally considered.” It is also clearly reporting on what is, to the author, generally considered to be folk mythology or cultural belief particular to the region, which MIGHT have some basis in fact—might, only, is what they are saying: “If Sasquatch is purely legendary, the legend is likely to be a long time dying…. Legendary or actual, Sasquatch excites a great popular interest in Washington.” See, this Atlas includes cultural dimensions, and not just environmental facts. Also, this Atlas is not an official production of the entire USA government, nor a statement of official governmental or institutional policy. It is a regional side-project, done by a certain and limited agency of the government only. It is no more official policy than a particular wildlife study or environmental impact report done by someone working for the government.

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  6. MORE: Paulides, though he at other points in his larger work is clearly suspicious of government cover-up (especially with his belief in the "Massacre" conspiracy theories, and his recent belief that an Oregon lake was closed by authorities because of Bigfoot activity), here places great credibility in government: “If you believe in your government and you believe they have the best evidence, laboratories, and tools available, then I believe the government is taking a bold step forward in the authentication of Bigfoot/Sasquatch as a creature.” (p. 19) However, there is no real original study being done in this Atlas, and its imprimatur is limited. It is a short summary of previously known aspects of the issue only. There was no new testing done officially in this project, though there is a mention of some hair having been analyzed at some point by the FBI with inconclusive results: “no known animal” does not necessarily prove Bigfoot. If one actually reads this brief bit from the Atlas one can clearly see that it is nothing official, scientific, nor comprehensive. On page 17 Paulides goes to great length to say how “extremely competent, intelligent, and technical” the US Army Corps of Engineers is, how “cautious” they are. But does he not recall how the Corps was largely blamed for the poor design and management of the levees that broke and inundated New Orleans during the Hurricane Katrina debacle? If we know one thing for certain about the government, it is that it is a vast, compartmentalized bureaucracy, one often at odds with itself, and in a great many instances incompetent and self-contradictory. Again, Paulides claims he found this Atlas in his “personal search of the United States government records,” but it was well known for years, seen or spoken of in many Bigfoot books and websites. We are sure he just read about it somewhere, and then wrote to the Corps to get a copy—no P.I. work necessary there; and no credit is given for previous work on the Atlas Bigfoot article. Oh well.

    What does the Corps really say? The BFRO asked and here is what they say: “But whenever they are questioned by reporters who seek clarification on the issue of whether the Corps or the state of Washington officially acknowledges the existence of bigfoots, they steadfastly claim that the listing in the Atlas was an ‘error’ or a ‘joke’ that was not corrected prior to the printing of the atlas.” And this appears on the BFRO Blue Forum: "A biologist/writer was assigned to put together the WA state atlas. The criteria was defined broadly as environmental elements of interest to public (because the atlas was made for the public). The writer spent some time determining what things were of great interest to the public, that [are] broadly environmental in nature. The sasquatch was one of the items that came up consistently." So, this project was for popular consumption, not official, and was mainly (apparently) written by one biologist, not the entire Corps or US Government! Personally, we think it is cool that Sasquatch made it into the Atlas, and we think personally that the Creature does exist; but this Atlas IS NOT proof that the government agrees with us bigfooters. Why is Bigfoot in the Atlas, then, you ask? Because BIGFOOT IS COOL.

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    1. Thanks a million Steve. You saved me some research time.

      Chuck

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  7. I didn't know we had porcupines here (in WA). I've never seen one. How do these myths get started? I wonder if a Bigfoot was sitting in a tree and was mistaken for a porcupine. Those foot-critters are everywhere here. They keep throwing fish at my patio door. Very annoying.

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    1. they are also mistaken for a spider type monker in upstate ny

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    2. agree, thanks for that thoughtful and info packed post.

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  8. Dogs do not know what a porcupine is and want to sniff it. You have not lived util you had to remove the quills from a dog's nose. Here is a porcupine in the snow in Washington, but they are nocturnal and you rarely see them in the day:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffhollettvancouverwa/5317184330/

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    1. Hi John, I guess I can die happy because I have had the pleasure of pulling porcupine quills from my coon hound. It is best to cut the end off before you pull them to depressurize the quill. Lots of porcupines in Washington state. They do not last long as roadkill as the quills are used to make Native American jewelery. J.D.

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    2. Well that explains it. I don't go hiking at night and I don't own a dog. But did once had to wash the stench of skunk from a long-haired cat by dipping it in a barrel of tomato juice. Does that count?

      Doesn't work btw - Cat just smelled like a tomato skunk. Had him near completely shaved. Looked funnier than hell. And learned he was 90% fur. :)

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  9. Notice nobody mentions how silly it is that there is a shark , a killer whale and a sea urchin on that map, and the only body of water is a small river.... I think the map's writers were having a bit of fun.

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    1. i saw a shark near Seattle......many people have.

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    2. I though the same thing. Why is there a killer whale and a shark on a wilderness survival map?

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    3. map was made for training operations in Washington State......never heard of a killer whale sighting inside the state but will have to check into that

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    4. yes Orca's are seen inland not sure about as deep as Seattle but some people need to look at a Washington State map before commenting about the wildlife there.

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  10. That is a fairly good drawing of a Bigfoot for 1975. Someone new what they were doing. I would love to know who the individual was who did it.

    Chuck

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  11. Footprint casts = waste of time. Yep I said it.

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  12. Looks photoshopped to me.

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  13. I remember seeing that map back in 1982 when I was working as a trail maintenance worker in North Cascades National Park. I actually have a copy of it somewhere. Thought it was so cool for them to recognize Bigfoot especially after seeing some awesome tracks on Dome Mountain that August. The Pasayten Wilderness, thats one majestic place.

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  14. I used to make maps like that at DIA for downed pilots. On the edges of the map we would put, "Here be monsters." Seriously, the USAF survival school is near Spokane, and no doubt they teach pilots how to trap and eat bigfoots. At the Navy survival school, near San Diego, we were taught how to catch, filet and prepare mermaids.

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