Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"You put your left foot in,...you do the Hokey Pokey and the creature turns itself around!"

Squatch sighting near Stahlstown,PA, in Jan. of '05, triggers a series of recalled events covering 3 generations of family members re:days gone bye!
PREFACE:The primary witness in this sighting had,at first,insisted on anonymity because of his job/career position with a national corporation,as many people who may be in a similar position choose to do, when they first decide to go public to reveal an incident they experienced and can't explain.*( His request had a reverse attitudinal change following the investigation.) Mutual respect will keep me from divulging exact names and pinpoint references.
PART I of our story begins as a small group of 4 adult researchers arrived,as planned,mid-Saturday afternoon for our initial intro/meeting with the witness whom I'll refer to as PK. A very intelligent,down-to-earth, robust man in his late 30's. The weather was mild for a mid-February day and we managed to meet and stay out-of-doors for the duration of our stay. We congregated on the front-street of the home belonging to his relatives, in this small rural community,located atop the Chestnut Ridge,barely six miles from the PA Turnpike/I76. Prior to our one-on-one briefing,the 4 of us investigators (along w/ a young 8yr old son of one of the dad's in our group) took it upon ourselves to do a 'walk-about' ( with land owner's permission ) on some of the neighboring farms and woodlots to 'gain a fix', so to speak, on any outward signs of squatch activity in the snow - driven mountaintop territory. That hour-long excursion came up with few,if any,actual hints or clues.
After the basic introduction,name exchange and handshakes with the witness,he had no qualms about beginning his re-iteration of events that had occurred approximately 6 weeks earlier. We maintained our gathering around the driveway of his parents home ,earnestly listening as he began to walk and talk us through his explanation of the creature sighting. His episode took place right where we stood,thus it wasn't difficult to picture, in geographical actuality, 'what went down...where'. PK said his incident occurred shortly after his arrival at his folk's home,a day or so following the New Year's holiday. He parked his SUV in the driveway and his immediate family entered the house to greet their relatives who had arrived earlier for a belated holiday get-together. Soon afterward,he alone,returned outside and walked up the drive to his vehicle with the intention to retrieve some packages. He opened the rear tailgate,thus putting his back to the rural 2-lane road which ran parallel to the property. The time was somewhere between dusk and early evening. A lone electrical yardlight at the northern point of the house was the only predominant ambient light source in the immediate rural vicinity. A porchlight was lit on the front porch so...the ability to see clearly was somewhat at a margin. PK said,what caught his attention at first was some noise eminating from the rather thick 'stick grass' that bordered the roadside directly across the street from where he was parked. Being the last person to arrive that day,he had parked at the end of the driveway. He turned to look as to what was making the sounds and couldn't see immediately as to what it was. He thought at first,...if it was an animal it sounded large enough to be a deer caught in the brambled mess of tall ,dry,stick grass. When he turned and moved away from the car and a bit closer towards the road to observe the rucus, whatever it was slowed it's movement and almost seemed rather aware that it was being watched. The animal's movements lessened even more so and became more deliberate, almost with measured caution and then...finally ceased. No noise...no movement,...only the still of the evening could be heard. Curiosity got the best of him after a few moments and PK felt it best he return to the house. Upon entering he related to an adult male family member as to the outside oddity. Each grabbed a flashlight,and summoned a couple of the family dogs. The lot of them exited the house and headed to the roadside portion of the property.
There was immediate indication after shining their lights and looking into the thicket-that whatever had been there had moved on,...in what direction had yet to be determined. His relative turned right at the road and headed in that direction,northward...away from the streetlamp, with the two eager dogs,and his flashlight on. PK turned left stepping onto the road,his flash-spotlight on and headed slowly southward in the opposite direction, panning his light into the thicket and across the landscape all the while. PK was following the road with neighboring houses to his left,the stick grass and adjoining property on his right,as he proceded cautiously toward the neighbor's open-lot property at the south-point end of the block. He cautiously was angling himself closer towards the thicket with each new step. PK commented that he slowly approached the end of the patch of the stick grass thicket,which thinned-out somewhat just at the edge of his neighbor's driveway. This gravel drive was situated approximately 30 yards before the corner of the block.
He heard the dry grass crackling first and then saw, from about 30 yards away, what he could only describe as a very large,dark-brownish colored,hairy hominid,with no neck, hurriedly stand up on 2 legs and begin to leave the stickgrass's cover at a rather fast pace. He observed in awe as the creature walked out into the open field,crossing the driveway and headed in the direction of a neighbor's log-cabin home and small horse-farm located across the street from his folk's home atop a very steep hill. PK surmized the creature had to be at least 8 ft. tall,because when it stood up in the stick grass the top edge of the sticks reached the crease at the bottom of the creatures' buttox. PK stands slightly over 6ft tall, and he raised his arm to illustrate where the grass reached his body,... positioning his arm out flat near the top of his pectorals. He observed the creature's long flowing body hair as it moved it's large frame and defined the hominid's entire body as massive but svelt. PK emphasized how it's shoulders just met the head with no apparent neck. He said a lot was happening in his mind at this moment but pondered as the first thought of reality hit him ..."I thought all this talk about a bigfoot creature was now- non-existent, in this day and age,let alone seeing a creature as such...here in PA." He watched in disbelief as the creature continued it's ascent up the steep hill with ease,and when it reached the first of two rail fences that bordered the outer perimeter of the property,it stepped over the fence with ease and grace...never breaking it's gaite, and did so at the next rail fence that bordered the inner barnyard. Only after the creature crossed the two fence lines and was headed towards the front lawn of the cabin and barnyard did it finally turn the entire upper-half of it's body to look back around and sort of acknowledge PK for the first time,who remained trans-fixed,with his handheld spotlight,standing at the edge of the road, gazing back up at the spectacle. PK gawked, as this 'beast of a hairy being' observed PK for 2 or 3 more steps, then, almost as if it was satisfied that there was no persuit action in it's direction, it slowly turned away from PK and continued on its path across the neighboring property,almost non-chalant,and dissapeared over the horizon at the top of the ridge.
As quickly as this entire incident happened...it was over. Pk said he just stood at that spot along the road and starred for a while,taking it all in,not really knowing let alone believing what he just witnessed. When asked later,after he related his experience to us, as to whether there were any distinct sounds or odors, he stated that there were none that he could recall. He also could not discern what the creature's facial features were in detail,other than 2 eyes,a nose and mouth. He could not distinguish if it had a saggital crest,but didn't recall if there was eyeshine,reflective or otherwise. He didn't seem to think there was shine or he would've noticed that. The beast was too far away for great detail ,beside the fact the there was not adequate lighting for any better description.
PK has been an outdoorsman his entire life,hunting,fishing,camping,climbing,and hiking. Presently he teaches survival/wilderness skill courses,rock and mountain climbing,first aid and wilderness readiness/preparedness to others who seek his counsel through-out the US and abroad. He stated that he has never witnessed any similar creature or like animal, let alone an unexplained edgey occurance in all of his travels, such as he witnessed that winter's night in Jan. near his parents' rural home.
COMING SOON TO THIS BLOG SALOON BEFORE THE NEXT FULL MOON...and following a brief respite of snacks and refreshments from our back-packs...
PK's younger sister joins in, jogs the memory banks,and sets the record straight!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

6 pics/scenes of property ( PLUS a BLOGSQUATCH )in Armstrong County,PA where nests and 'Stick Stacks' have been researched over the past 6 years.

The following photos were all taken from basically the same vantage point.

This photo was rather interesting in that there was no 'real' discernable weather-related nor natural reason for this tree to be bent and attached to it's 'treed' or attached location at the end of the tree,near it's crown portion approximately 11 ft.off the ground.


This photo in the series of the top 3 was just a random glamour sho/'B'roll-static of nearby grasses and rough flora growth it's winterized state.


This photo was also originally shot to capture the simple harsh winter-like beauty of the immediate area,but,upon further investigation...lo and behold-what's that in the background,at the edge of the field near the treeline, possibly 'creepin' and a peepin' away into the underbrush? Another 'blogsquatch' added to the countless numbers of similar photos on the www. We have no idea,...your guess is welcome.



These 2 pics are of the area approximately 1500 yards in a NNE direction from where large and small possible directional markers were examined and depicted in the various corresponding ( Stick-Stacking )posts. The photo is a med-wide shot of the 100 yard diameter bowl-like depression in the somewhat flat area at the top of the access road
where gas well hardware for a utility company is implemented.


Here is the med-wide shot of the access road looking southward from the gas well towards the main legislative route that borders/parallels the southern edge/property line of the acreage in question. Note:(somewhat)the extreme size and height of the lodge-pole pines (more photos to illustrate this will be forthcoming). The utility access road is approximately 10 feet wide from outer edge to outer edge. Also keep in mind,...there are 2 small streams that border both South to North borders of this acreage. We have found various fresh water food sources along here. These waterways are not deep enough to harbour trout,but,...they do flow into a larger tributary which does.

Friday, January 9, 2009

4 Preliminary pencil sasquatch sketches

Each of these cryptos is unique and so are each of their urban-related tales they will tell. Coming soon to a Cryptosight near here! FREE imaginary buttered popcorn,soft-drinks and beer with each featurette tale told...(adults must show ID and have a note from their moms!)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Another original hominid pencil sketch.."SOMEBODY KNOCK?"

WOODKNOCKING as a means/method of a type of distance communication possibly used by tribes/family units, and descriptions of these intriguing forest people looking similar to silver-back or mountain gorillas inspired this sketch. I'd be peeking too. I mean really,...if it was me napping,and the call wasn't too urgent,like..."Honey,...would you bring home some berries? The kids are acting up and we have a bridge appoinment tonight. You promised you'd knock over a few lodge pole pines and oak trees and build a half-dozen or so across the canyon. Hon,...are you listening. Must I knock louder?"
Note: the twisted smaller branch growing from the side of this hardwood the big guy is using for a nap/leaning-post...this is indicative of a possible marker/territory signage. Hardly noticable and ever so slight, but recognized among many sasquatch researchers as a good sign of a travel route. Often times found along side of well used roads as a marker for a an entry point of travel. Find some of these,if you're lucky, and then...begin to look downward for any crossing depression in the grass,weeds,or ground area. Search closely for prints,signs of passage,and/or depressions in the soil left behind by these big critters.

Nest-like structure off I 70 W in the Egypt Ohio/Wilds area.

This photo was taken in mid November of 2008 by an acquaintance of mine (I'll refer to him as 'Mick') while he was deer hunting a day before he showed me this photo. Mick works with (I'll refer to him as Trent) Trent,who is a fellow PBS member, and both men are employed at a nationally franchised outdoor supply retail establishment. Each are veteran and avid outdoors/woodsmen. Mick explained the structure as "Large enough for 2 above-average human men to bend over and enter with ease and lay down on the bedding-ground area comfortably, and with room to spare inside". He noted that he did look for prints and foot-like depressions in and around the surrounding area but because of the recent snowfall he found nothing of any discernable interest.
Hmmm,...just thinking,...what with the present-day economy somewhat in Limbo and trying to cut outing/research costs,so to speak,I may consider this structure, if I can locate it, the next time I plan on visiting relatives in the Cambridge,Ohio/Salt Fork lake St. Park area. Especially if it has decent WiFi and the rest room facilities in the near-by vicinity, have tree bark that isn't too rough on the 'glutes',...if you catch my drift. And,if you do,...I hope you're downwind!

Susquatch Original pencil sketches

From time to time, I will be posting small thumbprints of my original bigfoot/susquatch sketches.

Most of the sketches are renderings of actual creature sighting descriptions by the witness.