Mt. Hood Adventures
Bigfoot? Seriously. Sasquatch? You’re kidding, right?
Some don’t think so! In fact, The Bigfoot Field Researchers Field Organization takes the whole notion very seriously. Founded in 1995, it is the only scientific research organization exploring the Bigfoot/Sasquatch mystery. If you want to know a lot, visit here.
If you want to know a little, read on! Because there have, indeed, been Bigfoot sightings in Oregon – in Tillamook County as recently as August, 2012! And in our very own Clackamas County in both August 2008 and 2009!
Take off…with a map, compass and Sasquatch bait, plus trail mix, bottled water and a grab ‘n’ go lunch for two. Scour the Mt. Hood foothills. There’s quite a reward if your legitimate Bigfoot evidence passes muster with the BFRO!
The term “sasquatch” is an anglecized derivative of the word “Sésquac”, meaning “wild man”. The original word, in the Stó:lõ dialect of the Halkomelem language, is used by the Coast Salish Indians of the Fraser Valley and parts of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Indian tribes across North America have a total of more than sixty different terms for the sasquatch.
“Bigfoot” was a journalistic term generated in the middle of the last century during a rash of sightings in Northern California. The word has come to be recognized widely.
More physical evidence of Bigfoot exists than most people realize. In fact, it is found every month in various areas across the U.S. Distinct tracks that do not match other animal tracks, hairs that match each other but no known wild animals, and large scats that could not be made by any known species, are all bonafide “physical evidence.”
And as for how many Bigfoots there are in North America, the informed estimates range from roughly 2,000 – 6,000!
Folks want to know – are sasquatches dangerous? After all, they have likely had many opportunities to attack humans. However, only two reports describe violent attacks on humans and just one describes the killing of a human (following a stalking incident) — the story told by President Teddy Roosevelt in his book, “The Wilderness Hunter” (1890).
It is comforting to know there have been no modern day reports of humans being injured or killed by a sasquatch.
Although retreating appears to be the typical response of a sasquatch to the presence of humans, many credible reports describe after dark harassment of campers and rural property owners by animals believed to be sasquatches. The harassment activity is usually limited to screams, crashing and snapping of tree limbs and brush and occasionally the throwing of rocks. Who knows why they choose this behavior? Perhaps the common reaction of humans provides a good clue – people usually get frightened and vacate the area! Wouldn’t you?
Here are a few more Bigfoot suspicions – based on ‘credible’ reports and tracking information that began in the early 1960s:
- Most observers described feeling very hesitatant to report their observation (due to fear of ridicule from their peers). This suggests most observers never come forward to report their observations.
- Observations consistently suggest extreme elusiveness, fear of humans, nocturnal feeding and nomadism.
- Observations consistently suggest that Bigfoots rarely ever remain in groups of more than three.
- Observations consistently suggest that Bigfoots and Bigfoot groups need a lot of space but stay more or less on the move in forests throughout their lives.
- Observations suggest Bigfoots are both foragers and predators.
- Observations suggest Bigfoots, like other predators, avoid leaving tracks where possible.
- Sasquatches seem to be on the move most of the time, following deer/elk herds like nomadic predators or hunter-gatherers. There are no dens or nests that are occupied continuously or predictably. Their temporary dens and nests are quickly abandoned when approached by humans.
- Typical habitats are dense, brushy, quiet forests, where human intruders can be heard well before they get within visual range. In those environments a person can be completely invisible to someone standing less than 10 feet away.
- Sasquatches are likely nocturnal.
- Sasquatches are likely intelligent. Just as their bodies are much larger than humans, so apparently, are their heads and presumably their brain cavities as well. They don’t live like humans, but they are certainly more complex than other ape species.
- They may be the most elusive land mammal species of all.
So, catch him if you can! And enjoy The Resort at The Mountain even if you can’t!