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February 7th, 2009 07:46 PM
WorKinStiff Was a followup ever done on the very intriguing Silver Star Mtn photos taken in Nov 05 ??..By follow up I mean returning to the site of the photos while having a person ascend the ridge and stand where the BF (or man in the hooded jacket) stood and see if the figure in the photos is too large to be human......Doing so was suggested on the report; Report 13115, Skamania Co Wash, and I thought that it would be done the following summer after the snow had melted....If it was done, what were the results??....Thanks
February 9th, 2009 12:55 AM
Simplicity It appears not, not by the BFRO anyway..

The shape, the location and the circumstances, makes the photos interesting enough to release for examination.

Comparative images, using a human model at the same spot, will help demonstrate the unusual aspects of this figure.

The size might be very big, and possibly off the chart for a human.

The camera positions will be easy to re-establish, along with the horizontal and vertical position on the ridge. The exact distance will be hard to determine and re-create with accuracy.

A person will have to be directed via radio to stand in the correct horizontal and vertical line, and then step back until his/her waistline is obscured by the foreground. With those angles re-created, there will be a rough comparison of body dimensions.

The figure may dwarf the human model to such a degree that it will speak for itself.

Obviously there's also a potential for more photos of this figure in this area, and there may be old or fresh track lines in the snow.

The area is inaccessible to most people at this time of year. Only some determined hikers or snowshoers will make it all the way. There's no danger of the area being overrun by people.

If you go there please photograph anyone you see up there with a long gun. Also, please get photos of vehicles and license plates at any pullouts or trailheads near the mountain. This will deter shooters and make it safer for photographers.