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Topie: How do you tell the difference between human and BF activity.
January 26th, 2009 05:07 PM
brandon_rivello Recently, I've been thinking about that all the stuff that happened to me could just be some insane person. The rock throwing and of course the dome I found really would not be that hard for a person to do [ although the growling was really inhuman, that's really the only thing I can't attribute to anything else but BF]. So my question to is, how do you know what's BF and what isn't
January 26th, 2009 06:44 PM
Dugger In my limited experience we have to be careful when saying that certain activity is defiantly BF...Unless you see BF actually engaging in the activity the possibility of human involvement has to be taken into consideration...You could say "I am 90 % certain or 99% certain but there will always be that nagging 1%"...Just think of those survival shows...The host will be in a "remote" area and then he will stumble upon trash, campsite evidence, or some other trace of human activity...Its the same when a BF research group or TV crew makes the claim that "no one could have known we where in the area."...These groups pull into town, stop at stores and gas stations( their trucks and cars plastered with BF stickers etc.) all the while carrying on conversations among themselves thinking that the "yocals" are not smart enough to figure out what they are talking about. Also the will talk to local residents and Newspapers etc. and then make the claim that "no one interfered with their investigation"... Remember, two people can not keep a secret
January 26th, 2009 08:45 PM
TexBFRO Given certain circumstances "rule out" applies...meaning you have to rule out human invlovement....other animals that can do it or make the sound......growling for instance....when a BF growls you know it...the sound is overwhelming and pretty much catches your attention...most BF growls is like "surround sound" if a human can growl at the magnitude they can then that is one deep lunged individual.......not saying it can't be done but.....a BF growl is specific....

if you have questions about when or what BF activity might be, then feel free to ask specifics...I will try and answer...if not we have a cadre of investigators to turn to for answers and thoughts....
January 26th, 2009 10:52 PM
Tretiak I suppose one would have to consider that "most" activity or "signs" are made by humans, nature, or an animal that we already know of. Without actual evidence of BF's involvement, those would be the only logical explanations at this point.
January 27th, 2009 01:38 PM
bf_prop I think several attributes that would lead me to believe it was BF over humans are the dear carcasses where only specific organs have been removed, trees snapped off at iregular heights and the ever prevalent "Tee Pee" structures. I'm not claiming to be an experienced Squatcher, but those would be the first few things I would look for in the woods.
January 27th, 2009 04:09 PM
brandon_rivello
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TexBFRO wrote:
Given certain circumstances "rule out" applies...meaning you have to rule out human invlovement....other animals that can do it or make the sound......growling for instance....when a BF growls you know it...the sound is overwhelming and pretty much catches your attention...most BF growls is like "surround sound" if a human can growl at the magnitude they can then that is one deep lunged individual.......not saying it can't be done but.....a BF growl is specific....

if you have questions about when or what BF activity might be, then feel free to ask specifics...I will try and answer...if not we have a cadre of investigators to turn to for answers and thoughts....

Great point. When I heard my growl for example, and I'm sure anyone else who has experience a similar situation will agree, I knew right away " That's gotta be it." I think my problem is I always think about it as strictly logical, which in some cases is good, but you can't always rely on it.
January 29th, 2009 01:24 PM
bestdefense I had seen strange stick formations, and that was interesting. Big giant two legged thing walked through my camp, and that was interesting.

Like others have said, it was the close-range sounds that clinched it for me. I'd been startled by owls, got too close to wild pigs, etc. .... but THIS was like Mighty Joe Young, King Kong and God-knows-what-else letting me know where, exactly, I ranked in the local tough-guy ratings. I just KNEW.