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January 23rd, 2009 12:20 AM
Simplicity
Quote:
BFSanctum wrote:


This has been posted several times on the forum. It is a great statistical analysis done by Wolf H. Fahrenbach of the BFRO.

SASQUATCH: SIZE, SCALING, AND STATISTICS

It doesn't specificy data for BF over 10' but you can extraplote information from the data provided. I think that the foot size/weight comparisons are way off so that larger Sasquatches are not accounted for, but the weight/height comparisons are probably pretty close. If anything the weights are low with a 7' BF weighing only 488. Best guess puts the femal Patty between 6'5" and 6'7" and 500 to 600 lbs.

There are many, many reports of BF over 10' tall. If BF does get that large he almost certainly weighs more than half a ton as do very large bears.




Thanks for that BF, very interesting..

Looking at that though just got me thinking about something else which is related to tallness & certainly these figures, in a round about way..

I'm personally under the impression that these Animals leave Tracks when they do at times, on purpose, maybe as Terretorial Markers or signs for others for whatever reason & don't believe they leave their Tracks where they don't have to, maybe avoiding leaving Tracks where they can even..

But for an Animal to weigh these figures, i don't think they have that option, they'd be leaving Footprints &/or Tracking Signs virtually everywhere that they walked yet we ( people in the Field ) don't see this...
January 26th, 2009 10:05 AM
BFSanctum Most reports on here from people in the field report that conditions for leaving prints just don't occur that often in BF's natural habitat. The forest floor is covered with leaf litter, other debris, or hard packed earth. Some sightings take place in rocky terrain or on pavement where tracks whould be hard to find. There are plenty of opportunities to move around without leaving tracks, even for a large creature.

Lot of prints (assumed to belong to BF because of circumstance) just can't be identified concusively because of the substrait they were found in.

Good prints that are found are usually found around water or in the soft shoulder of some roads. I assume that the tracks around water just couldn't be concealed and that strings of tracks are just from complacent BF.

Occasionally, a string of prints is found (Bossburg for instance) but that is not the norm. These prints often disapear into a less forgiving substrait and the trail is lost.

Just to make my point clear here is a personal observation.

Deer are good sized and leave very nice prints on soft dirt but try to track a deer through a leaf covered area. I had a family of deer bedding down in my yard this fall. The only reason I know they had been there is that the leaves are pressed down into a comfortable looking bed where they sleep. I guess it could have been a BF bed but BF is not known to be common in my area but I see the deer several times a week.
January 26th, 2009 10:30 AM
yazul42 That was a very interesting account about your sighting goldie01, thank you for the report. I would have not thought those sizes were common,as it may be.Certainly an unnerving thought of an angry 10 footer being around. Do you think this size is the average in your area for adult males or do you think this is like a tall basketball player compared to the average person. I used to work some oilfield jobs in s.e. Colorado and had some friends that used to live north around Ft. Collins, and that state definitely has wonderful habitat for bf to live well.
Jeff
January 30th, 2009 05:55 PM
Hall82321 Florida numbers are in:

2'-3' (1)
3'-4' (1)
5'-6' (6)
6'-7' (24)
7'-8' (22)
8'-9' (15)
8-10 (1)
12' (1)
no height (15)
January 30th, 2009 08:33 PM
Hound 71 with heights reported.

46 from 6 to 8 or 65% of the total with reported heights.

Bell curve...

Interesting that only 8 or 11% were small and may represent young.
Curious if that plays out in other areas also.

Have you gone numb yet researching all of those reports for numbers?
Thanks for the work.
January 31st, 2009 02:27 PM
WorKinStiff Seems to me I recall reading that there seemed to be a number of reports of very tall sas in Northern Alberta including some reports from the oilfields up there.....
January 31st, 2009 08:57 PM
rbirch
Quote:
WorKinStiff wrote:
Seems to me I recall reading that there seemed to be a number of reports of very tall sas in Northern Alberta including some reports from the oilfields up there.....


Correct. But I THINK that same article mentioned that these reports have decreased in recent years. That most of the "unusually tall sasquatch" reports were back in the 60-70's..
February 2nd, 2009 09:32 AM
Hall82321 Hound - No way. I have 30 more states to go, then Canada!! I really enjoy reading the reports.
February 19th, 2009 04:36 PM
Hall82321 New States:

Tennessee -
(1) 4-5'
(1) 5-6'
(8) 6-7'
(11) 7-8'
(1) 8-9'
(7) unknown

Kentucky -
(1) 4-5'
(1) 5-6'
(9) 6-7'
(9) 7-8'
(13) 8-9'
(2) 9-10'
(1) 10'+
(6) unknown

Illinois -
(1) 5-6'
(10) 6-7'
(13) 7-8'
(5) 8-9'
(1) 10'
(1) unknown (way to go IL!!)

Wisconsin -
(1) 4-5'
(2) 6-7'
(3) 7-8'
(3) 8-9'
(1) 10'
(6) unknown

Indiana -
(1) 4-5'
(1) 5-6'
(7) 6-7'
(8) 7-8'
(3) 8-9'
(5) unknown

Michingan -
(1) 2-3'
(2) 4-5'
(1) 3-4'
(1) 5-6'
(8) 6-7'
(13) 7-8'
(8) 8-9'
(2) 9-10'
(1) 10-12'
(18) unknown
February 19th, 2009 04:52 PM
ravellette If I were to see one at a distance, I wouldn't ever begin to tell how tall it could be.
I am not good at distance or anyones height by gauging it.

Are these guesses by the witness or do they have something to compare it to?

Great job Hall in your persistance in doing this for the team!!!!
February 19th, 2009 05:06 PM
Hall82321
Quote:
I judge its height by the trees that it stepped into and I would guess that anywhere from 10 to 12 feet
This is from the Michigan 10-12' animal sighting.

It's all sort of a guess, unless you can get Mr. Foot to stop and stand by the measruing tape :) But, I think that a majority of the sightings are probably close to the animalís actual height. People often talk about trees, street signs, house windows & doors, car heights and a lot of times people's heights to determine what they saw.
In my sighting I thought the animal was about my height and I came to this conclusion based on my husband's height and how much shorter the animal was than him. So I knew for a fact the animal was less than 6 ft.

~New thought - the animals are often hunched over so they may be 3-4" taller than they appear.


March 13th, 2009 12:17 PM
Hall82321 New States

Arkansas
3-4' (1)
5-6' (1)
6-7' (5)
7-8' (13)
8-9' (11)
9'+ (1)
No Height (8)


Louisiana
5-6' (1)
6-7' (6)
7-8' (5)
8-9' (2)
9-10' (1)
No Height (9)

Mississippi
4-5' (1)
6' (1)
7-8' (5)
8-9' (3)
No Height (3)

Missouri
4-5' (2)
5-6' (2)
6-7' (9)
7-8' (10)
8-9' (3)
11' (1)
(Edited by Hall82321)
March 13th, 2009 12:19 PM
ssm129 Hall82321: You are one busy, little bee :)
March 13th, 2009 01:59 PM
Hall82321 Work has drastically slowed down here lately!
March 14th, 2009 04:51 PM
paddletothesea
Quote:
Andy wrote:
Hall! You are amazing...

But you know, that one sighting--the 16 footer--was by 2 teens who were scared out of their minds. I would consider their height estimate to be inflated.

The one I saw, looking in my window, was about 7 feet.



There was a show on tv a long time ago, on fear and psychology related to crime scenes. When fear takes over, everything is exagerated...not just in the BF world.
YEah agree 15 feet is as high OR even higher than some highway overpasses. I doubt that would not go hidden long unless if sort of vanishes periodically.
March 14th, 2009 05:21 PM
Andy I just read this entire thread over (no memory left at my age!) and 2 things are very clear:

We should put Hall on the payroll; and

All the statistics on height really add up to your basic bell-shaped curve...just what you'd expect for a real, live animal.
March 18th, 2009 05:22 PM
Hall82321 Minnesota
5-7' (1)
6-7' (3)
7-8' (5)
8-9' (4)
no height (8)

Iowa
6-7' (5)
7-8' (5)
8-9' (1)
9'+ (1)
no height (7)

North Dakota
4 sightings - no heights
multiple sightings per reports

South Dakota
6-7' (1)
7-8' (1)
8-9' (2)
no height (2)

Nebraska

7-8' (5)
no height (1)
April 27th, 2009 12:52 PM
Hall82321 Kansas
3-4' (1)
5-6' (1)
6-7' (1)
7-8' (6)
No Height (2)

Oklahoma
3-4' (2)
4-5' (2)
5-6' (5)
6-7' (4)
7-8' (11)
8-9' (7)
9-10' (2)
No Height (8)

Texas
3-4' (1)
4-5' (4)
5-6' (5)
6-7' (23)
7-8' (35)
8-9' (15)
9-10 (1)
10'+ (1)
No Height (22)
April 27th, 2009 03:19 PM
ssm129 Hall: You are one busy, little bee!
July 30th, 2009 04:40 PM
Giantfoot Boss, many thanks for pointing me to this thread! You can delete my thread if you wish.

Hall, are you close to having stats for the pacific nw? I too am curious to see if the reported size averages are larger than in the east.

About small bf's, I remember seeing a report on monsterquest where a man saw what must have been a very young bf in the woods standing at just below knee height around 2ft tall. My best guess would be that they're born small and grow large just like other primates.

Since 20" footprint sizes were mentioned in this thread does anyone know what the largest size is on record?

Looks like I was pretty much on target with the estimated weight being as much as 1200lbs but I was unaware of accounts claiming over 13ft. I'm not sure that would be possible given all the oxygen required to sustain a bf so large, especially those living in the mountains at higher elevations even though they must have a large heart and lungs to support such muscular frames. As always I could be wrong though.
July 30th, 2009 04:43 PM
Hall82321 I've posted all my data under the Spreadsheet topic in Official BFRO Questions & Answers.

July 30th, 2009 05:21 PM
Giantfoot
Quote:
ssm129 wrote:
"So, you call THAT a man in a gorilla costume? I dare you to take its mask off. Go ahead and try."


Btw, that would make a great online signature.....or a bumper sticker.....or a shirt. lol
July 30th, 2009 05:27 PM
Giantfoot
Quote:
Hall82321 wrote:
I've posted all my data under the Spreadsheet topic in Official BFRO Questions & Answers.




Thanks. Didn't work for me either. Maybe google would work better like one poster mentioned.
July 30th, 2009 05:34 PM
Hall82321 I changed it to google last night...is it still not working?
July 31st, 2009 05:00 PM
BFSanctum
Quote:
kevindouts wrote:
Here's a 10 footer from Nevada:
http://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp?id=3455


Want to know how much a 10' tall BF would weigh.

This will give you a general Idea.

I'm 6 tall and 225. If I were 10ft tall I would weigh 1,042 lbs.

All other things being equal here is the formula

Wt = Ws(Ht/Hs)^3

Where
Wt is Weight (taller)
Ws is Weight (shorter)
Ht is Height (taller)
Hs is Height (shorter)

Here is a chart of other Height/Weight Scalings

........Weight Height
225.0000000 6.0
286.0677083 6.5
357.2916667 7.0
439.4531250 7.5
533.3333333 8.0
639.7135417 8.5
759.3750000 9.0
893.0989583 9.5
1041.666667 10.0

Wish I could do a table here... =(


August 4th, 2009 01:20 PM
Hall82321 I had time to compile the numbers for you Giant.

Utah
6-7' (5)
7-8' (7)
8-9' (1)
8-10 (1)


New Mexico
6-7' (5)
7-8' (5)
8-9' (4)
No Height (4)

Colorado
3-4' (1)
5-6' (2)
6-7' (6)
7-8' (19)
8-9' (10)
9-10' (1)
No Height (14)

Wyoming
5-6' (2)
6-7' (2)
7-8' (5)
8-9' (4)
6-10' (1)
No Height (6)

Montana
3' (1)
6-7' (4)
7-8' (2)
8-9' (3)
9' (1)

Idaho
5' (1)
6-7' (2)
7-8' (6)
8-9' (7)
9-10' (3)

Arizona
5-6' (1)
6-7' (6)
7-8' (7)
8' (2)
10" (1)
No Height (2)

Nevada
5-6' (1)
7' (1)
8-9' (1)
10' (1)

Washington
4-5' (1)
5-6' (3)
6-7' (24)
7-8' (32)
8-9' (27)
9-10' (3)
10-11' (3)
No Height (69)

Oregon
3' (1)
4-5' (3)
5-6' (4)
6-7' (21)
7-8' (22)
8-9' (15)
9'+ (1)
No Height (35)

California
3-4' (1)
4-5' (2)
5-6' (9)
6-7' (25)
7-8' (40)
8-9' (23)
9-10' (5)
No Height (53)


--------------------------------------

NATION WIDE HEIGHT

2-3' (6)
3-4' (13)
4-5' (23)
5-6' (81)
6-7' (308)
7-8' (444)
8-9' (267)
9-10' (37)
10-11' (15)
11-12' (2)
12-13' (1)
16' (1)

No Height (487)
August 4th, 2009 03:05 PM
Andy I graphed this.

It's a skewed-looking sort of quasi-bell-shaped curve, indicating--if we assume that this is a true animal (and we do)--that some of the data are wrong.

People doubtless mistake height, especially at a distance or when they're scared.
August 4th, 2009 03:09 PM
semi p There you go again Hall!!!!
August 4th, 2009 03:16 PM
semi p Hall - I'm 6'4" tall - in what percentile; in terms of height; would I be if I were a bigfoot - JK!
August 4th, 2009 03:20 PM
Hall82321 I think mistakes are a big possibility. Seems to me, all reports fall in 1 of 2 categories. The witness is (1)dead on in the height estimate because they measured a tree limb or a road sign, or the witness (2) made a exaggerated guess on the height and later while talking with the investigator reduces the estimated height.

Then there are the 487 reports that have no indication of height... that is 29.4% of all sighting have no height estimate associated with them. That could fill in your curve.
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