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klyph
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 Posted: July 8th, 2007 02:30 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top


See the video link on this news web site for the TV news story about this expedition:|

Click here for Tamp Bay News 9 story about the Bigfoot Expedition

Florida
January 17-28, 2007

The 2007 Florida Expedition was a privately funded trip to the swamps northeast of Tampa, Florida. The main objective of the trip was to take thermal video of a sasquatch. A secondary objective was to obtain sasquatch footprint casts in the fine “sugar sand” that covers the area.

The initial target area was where BFRO investigators found and cast a dozen or so footprints in the spring of 2006. Several nights were spent in this area with no results. It was determined that we would change the focus to an area further south where there was more water.

Our new base camp was located on the outskirts of a thickly wooded swamp. Palmettos and pines were the predominant tree species, and the animal species seen in the area consisted of birds, bats, deer, armadillos, rabbits, mice, turtles, alligators and boar. Roads permeated the area, and these were used mostly by horses and foot traffic. Cars were not allowed.

Whereas no footprint casts nor video footage of sasquatches was taken, several expedition members heard vocalizations and knocking. These vocalizations were too far away from the running recording devices at base camp to be picked up.

I enjoyed the chance to go ‘squatching on the East Coast immensely. The habitat is starkly different from what I am used to seeing out West. The East Coast BFRO crew is kind, friendly, and professional, and it was a pleasure to work with them.


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pattylee
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 Posted: July 8th, 2007 06:41 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Klyph, it was great meeting you on the Florida trip. Thank you for your help with the thermals.
The area the casts came from definatley had more water in it the previous Spring. Caroline Curtis and myself received a daytime woodknock response in that area before the research team went in for their monitoring. We know that this past Winter was very dry and that had to do with low animal activity as well.
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Enriq
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 Posted: July 9th, 2007 03:10 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Good to hear from you guys. Hope to see you guys in the field again. David Wright and I are staying pretty busy.
Florida 07' was another wonderful trip and can't wait for the next!
Happy Squatchin,
Enrique Castillo
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Foot Doctor
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 Posted: July 10th, 2007 04:28 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Being a Floridian myself, I was wondering if any of you has had any close encounters while in the field anywhere in the state. I've lived in eastern Palm Beach County most of my life (which is obviously not a good area for research) but I have camped in the Everglades and central Florida but never had any experiences personally.
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bam
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 Posted: October 1st, 2007 03:10 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I am from Florida, and I dont see ANY way you can get a decent casting from the sugar sand down there. There is no definition with the imprints, unless it is wet.....none the less, ANY LUCK? This post seemed to have died out. I would love to hear more! I am from Bradenton/Sarasota area......lots of wild black berries and PIGS down there, Yummie!
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klyph
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 Posted: October 2nd, 2007 04:06 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

The prints that were found in the spring of 2006 were very well defined. I was not there when they were taken, but the few photographs that were shared during the trip indicated wet sand and mud as being the substrate in which they were casted.

I do not know the whereabouts of these casts, nor the photographs. The researchers who found/casted them have kept them under wraps and seem to be reluctant to share them with anybody, which is a shame.

Keep your eyes on the Florida reports from the BFRO site. There are some very good investigators down there who are willing to be forthcoming with a lot of information in their reports. We can all learn a lot from their research.
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Enriq
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 Posted: October 8th, 2007 08:35 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Yes, Definitly. The Florida research is going very well. We are trying to cover as much ground as possible. Rest assured though, some of our hairy friends are here.



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Dabo
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 Posted: November 30th, 2007 02:08 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Klyph,
I'm not sure what casts you're talking about. The Green Swamp cast that is Pete's, I still have in my possession, after you made me 2 copies and returned them. I've written to Pete a couple of times but not heard from him. I'm holding the cast for him I guess until we hook up some time...

This area seems to be blowing up right now, with numerous sightings and class B encounters in the Jennings Forest area. There are several reports still waiting to be reviewed and posted, and I'm getting a plethora of reports by word of mouth, since the local CBS affiliate did a 5 minute segment with me on the local news a few weeks ago, and showed it on two local stations. Also, being a high school biology teacher in the local community lets me send out 100 or so new squatchers a year who live on property that borders all around Jennings. These 17 year olds KNOW what a squatch sounds like when I get done with them, and I'm getting reports regularly, including one astonishing CLOSE one. In fact, Enrique and I will be "Squatching" in there this very night. We'll keep y'all posted...
 
 
joeecuva
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 Posted: January 2nd, 2008 11:34 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Dabo,
What happened with the student that had a close encounter? Very curious.

Also very interested in hearing more about your "Squatching", keep us posted.
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