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Coop
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 Posted: May 1st, 2012 02:46 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

These are photos of two tree tops I found inbedded in the ground. At first I thought they were just the broken off tree tops of a nearby fallen douglas fir tree, I couldn't measure the tree length, but I am guessing it is 40 feet tall. The fallen tree is leaning up against a small hillside, the broken tops are at the top of the hill about eight feet away. I thought it looked a little odd, so I decided to pull them out to see what was up. I found the very top of the tree embedded about 3 and a half feet down, and about 18 inches away, a second stage of the top was imbedded too. This piece proved impossible to remove without tools and gloves, so I returned in a few days and managed to remove it too.
Now this is what was strange, the larger second stage had branches pushed in all around it. There was also a 14 inch shard of wood pushed into the the evergreens. I pulled out 9 branches total, and I know two of those I broke off dislodging the shaft. I could only find 3 or 4 possible breakoff points on the shaft, so I'm thinking they were broken off somewhere else and placed there, with considerable force. It just seemed odd and I was wondering if this could be some sort of a marker. Here's a link to the photos.
http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/...%20arrangement/

I don't see how this could have happened by just a wind fall. First off, they wouldn't have break off from the fallen tree while it was still standing to get the right angle, and second I don't think they would have fallen from a high enough spot to get that sort of force. Lastly, how did the extra branches get in there with the largest part of the shaft, and how did that small 14" shard of wood get in there so tightly.
I'd appreciate your feed back and clarity.

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 Posted: May 1st, 2012 08:53 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I probably should have mention this was in an area I frequently check out over the last two years and is very active. I have had class B encounters there and have found tracks on 3 different occasions, so that's why I am thinking this could be a bigfoot related marker of some kind.
Here's a link to photos of the tracks and other related materials.http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/...ap%20Peninsula/



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 Posted: May 3rd, 2012 12:22 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

This is typical of a Bigfoot. It's said they snap trees, break them off, or invert them in the ground as part of a threat display, displacement activity in anger or as a territorial marker. There's some important info. on this topic with several photos in the book Raincoast Sasquatch. One photo shows a 9 ft. cedar inverted in the ground with the huge root ball still holding dirt. It was estimated that 1/3 of the actual length of the tree was below ground. This was in an area of new logging.

I once saw 2 small pines stripped of their branches and inverted in the ground along a trail in Conecuh National Forest in SW Alabama. The root ball was showing and their height was a good 6-7 feet above ground. There were no tool marks on them. Did I have a camera.................of course not. It scared us and we got out of there fast. That took a lot of strength!
 
 
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 Posted: May 3rd, 2012 02:09 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Not sure anyone should automatically attribute an inverted tree to a sasquatch. Many folks have first hand knowledge of such upside down tree plantings being created by loggers. Seems to be a 'trademark' left behind by heavy equipment operators.


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 Posted: May 3rd, 2012 03:15 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

This discussion reminded of 'Seahenge' in Norfolk, England. It's a large inverted oak tree base, surrounded by smaller posts and constructed in the spring or early summer of 2049 BC. Very striking concept. If a sasquatch wanted to make a statement then a large inverted stump works well.

http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/R...henge/index.htm

 
 
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 Posted: May 3rd, 2012 07:04 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Excellent work, Coop! Thanks for sharing your finds...
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 Posted: May 4th, 2012 03:57 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

That's pretty cool NorthFL
I read that book "Raincoast Sasquatch" One of my favorites. so yeah, it kind of reminded me of that, but not on such a grand scale.

Bossburg. True, that's what I'm trying to keep in mind, whether this is people messing around or something related to the other activity in the area. I've seen alot of boulders stacked up on tree stumps in the clearcuts around the Northwest. Somebody told me that the loggers do that, I guess to pass the time when they are bored.
These were odd because they happened in an area that hadn't been logged for years, and they were pretty recent, the needles on the branches were still green. I was thinking maybe they have something to do with the other activity in the area. I mean it could have been some kids messing around, but it was really wedged in there deep for no apparent reason. It took an extreme amount of effort for me to dislodge everything. Just seemed very odd.


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 Posted: May 4th, 2012 11:21 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I have actually put trees/logs upsidedown in the ground many times not to mess with anybody but usually to expand my decking room say for instance on the edge of a steep bank or cliff to hold the logs to be loaded from going over. Also I have put large rocks 3 or 4 feet in diameter up on tall old stumps just because I guess even put a old 1940ish seddan I found in the brush up on about a 12 foot high large diameter stump.
 
 
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 Posted: May 4th, 2012 12:10 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

That's pretty cool Mr. Ed. I'd love to see that sedan on the tree stump.
I was wondering, I know it's off topic, but when loggers put the rocks on stumps, are you moving them to get them out of the way of the equipment, or is it just for fun? I always thought it was cool to see the boulders on the stumps around here.
Thanks for your insights, it's great you have somebody on the board with the wisdom of an experienced logger and woodsmans.

I know the last time the timber company did anything with the road or area was last spring when they removed all the fallen trees that were blocking the road, you could tell they had used a cat or something up there to do it from the tracks. These treetops were placed sometime in the last 2 or 3 months I'm guessing, since the needles are still green on branches but there was mold begining to grow on the broken splinter of wood. I'll put a pic up of the general area on Photobucket.
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 Posted: May 4th, 2012 03:54 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Coop, they are usually in the way like when your out shovel logging its faster to grab a big rock than run over and take a chance on throwing a track and as you know in the PNW there is usually a large old growth stump close by to set it on just for fun.
 
 
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 Posted: May 4th, 2012 09:30 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Thanks MrEd, I always wondered how come that happens.
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 Posted: May 5th, 2012 06:39 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Coop I don't want to mislead you. logger yes, wisdom? not-so-much just a kid at heart, I dont know the real definition of a woodsman but I'm not a hunter not against it, but I'd rather watch an elk or deer or bear or whatever than to shoot one unless I was hungry I suppose. tracker? again not-so-much can tell most species around this country but a track could be 4 min. or 4 days old as far as I know.
 
 
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 Posted: May 9th, 2012 02:00 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Sure thing MrEd. Thanks for the advice.
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 Posted: May 13th, 2012 10:54 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I know you are up north Coop, and I can not remember the name of those trees. Perhaps, they are used to keep pests away. They remind me of ceder trees/Christmas trees.

Have you found any dead turtles with just their heads missing?

Thanks for posting,

Mark
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 Posted: May 18th, 2012 04:59 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

That was a Douglas Fir that the branches and limbs were from Leatherneck.

I haven't seen any turtles like that, but we don't have a lot of turtles here, which is surprising considering the amount of water there is. Mostly frogs, toads, salamanders, and garter snakes when it comes to reptiles and amphibians.
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