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ssm129
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 Posted: December 16th, 2013 03:15 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

It was nice to see the team travel to eastern Texas for this week's episode of Finding Bigfoot. I had read of several sightings in that area and always thought it would be a great place for them to check out. I enjoyed seeing Christopher Noel as he is known for his interest in habituation locations. I own his book, Impossible Visits, and recall the bonfire bigfoot story. Seeing the video he shot that evening was interesting but I wondered why the Sasquatch would be moving its arm the way it did while hiding behind that small wood pile.

To be honest, I was surprised that the BFRO would allow dogs to be used to track down BF's. Aren't dogs in general (except for Bobo's dog Monkey) forbidden from BFRO expeditions? I wish the tracking dog HAD been allowed to go into the brush more just to see what may have been back there, though. But, as always, Mother Nature had other ideas and cue the heavy rain to put a damper on that investigation. Never fails.

 
 
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 Posted: December 16th, 2013 05:33 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

SSM129,

This wasn't a "BFRO" sanctioned expedition. It was an Animal Planet show, however, your point is well taken. The offical BFRO reason dogs aren't allowed (or shouldn't be allowed) is because they're typically loud and intrusive. After several sactioned and non-sanctioned expeditions the philosphy is "You can't go looking for BF, you need to put yourself in the position where they come looking for you". Having tracking dogs around blows that theory up. No offense, I know it's a TV show for ratings and whatnot.
"History shows again and again how Sasquatch points out the folly of Man".
 
 
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 Posted: December 16th, 2013 05:53 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Dogs either get killed or run away. BF has an inbred fear/hatred of dogs, as we likely used dogs in the past to drive away BF.
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ssm129
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 Posted: December 16th, 2013 06:27 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

No offense taken

I would think that a BF would hear a dog and high tail it out of the area, that's all.
 
 
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 Posted: December 16th, 2013 06:53 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Disappointed in this weeks episode. Nighttime excursions are getting shorter and the "noises" being heard are not heard by us the viewers.

Love that Renae even questions the "trustworthy" fellow who spotting the heat sign behind the wood pile.
 
 
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 Posted: December 17th, 2013 08:03 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I was also disappointed. It almost seems like less is happening on the show as it progresses through the seasons. I don't expect activity on each episode. I also don't necessarily expect an encounter. I just wish they would spend more time in an area than they do and repeat the methods. I thought that the tracking dog idea was good because they could have potentially found some DNA evidence. That sequence was extremely short on the episode. The heat signature behind the pile was compelling but I agreed with Renae...
 
 
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 Posted: December 19th, 2013 11:38 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I don't understand why Bobo had to call Matt and tell him that the dog was wanting to go into the thicket. Why didn't they just go into the thicket with the dog and see what was there? Then Matt decided to make a call, they hear a faint sound, and everyone goes off in that direction (???). It seemed like they just left a promising site to go chasing some ambiguous noise in the distance. I too am disappointed with the poor sound capturing; may they could use a parabolic microphone on the night investigations. That way, if they do hear something, it might be audible to the audience.
I agree with Bobo: "Just because some nerd scientist hasn't seen one doesn't mean they don't exist."
 
 
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 Posted: December 20th, 2013 06:10 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I think if they are really serious about finding and proving the existence of BF they would use a pack of hounds. Hounds have excellent noses and hunting instincts for locating the scent and thus the presence of other animals and of course people. They have been used for tracking all kinds of mammals. I feel the show could gain more credibility with the use of all available resources to prove the existence of this guy. BF cannot be more dangerous than lions, bears or wild pigs. Why skirt around the edges?
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 Posted: December 20th, 2013 06:45 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

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I think if they are really serious about finding and proving the existence of BF they would use a pack of hounds. Hounds have excellent noses and hunting instincts for locating the scent and thus the presence of other animals and of course people. They have been used for tracking all kinds of mammals. I feel the show could gain more credibility with the use of all available resources to prove the existence of this guy. BF cannot be more dangerous than lions, bears or wild pigs. Why skirt around the edges?


It's Ping Pong and Animal Planet that make the decisions as to what gets used on the show. How about asking them instead of throwing out the question here where no one has the answer?
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 Posted: December 21st, 2013 08:02 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I'll throw one out there: Find bigfoot, show over.
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 Posted: December 21st, 2013 08:18 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

ditto jmars

do not find fault with what you don't understand.
 
 
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 Posted: December 23rd, 2013 06:19 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I might get disipointed but I'll still watch if for no other reason than to see the many differant places an terain they go to "In search of Bigfoot". I live less than an hour from the Everglades an rarely have time to get out for a few hours much PNW or China. Guess I'm just a loyal fan for as long as there on.
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 Posted: December 23rd, 2013 07:41 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Animal planet would have a years worth of amazing ratings if BF were found.
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 Posted: December 28th, 2013 08:22 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

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I think if they are really serious about finding and proving the existence of BF they would use a pack of hounds. Hounds have excellent noses and hunting instincts for locating the scent and thus the presence of other animals and of course people. They have been used for tracking all kinds of mammals. I feel the show could gain more credibility with the use of all available resources to prove the existence of this guy. BF cannot be more dangerous than lions, bears or wild pigs. Why skirt around the edges?


If only it were that simple, 1Sunseeker. You just don't turn a bunch of dogs out in the woods and catch something. Hounds need to be trained to pursue a certain scent. In order to train the dogs to follow something, for example a lion, the trainer must have a lion scent. If you want a pack of "sasquatch dogs" then you will need to train them but what will you use for scent? Ape and female human scents have been used in lures but who can say that they are anywhere near sasquatch scent? Anyways, sounds like a good idea until you think about it.
 
 
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 Posted: December 30th, 2013 01:49 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

someone still should be rolling those dice ,,,,could get lucky ,,,young squatch twenty feet up a tree hissing at some plot hounds would be hard to argue with ...
 
 
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 Posted: December 30th, 2013 08:08 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

There are a couple of methods that absolutely should be used again. One is the dogs. I think if these dogs are conditioned to search for primates, that is a start. It may not be the exact scent of a squatch, but it is worth pursuing again. Next, they need to borrow that FLIR trailer again and take it to multiple areas.
 
 




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