Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 24th, 2007
Photographic credit: Chris Buntenbah
In recent discussions here on Cryptomundo, talk of how to conduct field research for Bigfoot has been an active topic. Cryptomundo reader DWA mentions our field operations at the TBRC quite frequently.
Posted to the blog How Would You Hunt Bigfoot?
My point about P/G wasn’t intended to slight anybody – the TBRC in particular. I’m as avid a reader of their expedition reports as anybody. If somebody well funded by a big donor to look into this had been on any of the trips they’ve put up on their site, we’d be getting the time and money we need for sas confirmation. We’d very possibly know by now. One hopes. But based on the evidence I think it’s more than a slim chance.
But just when the TBRC has something really compelling happen – frequently the latest in a series of really compelling somethings – everybody’s got to go back to work. It’s got to be pretty frustrating (although having those experiences must count for some compensation). Patterson was equipped to stay out and resupply if he needed to for as long as it took. And it took longer than any amateur organization, doing it for the love not the money, has to spend in the field. TBRC seems to have LOTS of good stuff, and the savvy to use it right. There’s a lot happening on those trips that there’s just no easy explanation for, and the hoax one looks most unlikely.
But there’s just not the time. The time seems the biggest issue.
I’ve seen the Relic Follies go on for half a century without results. The problem is what people AREN’T looking for. Other than a few folks with the gear, the know-how…and a job to return to Monday. (And three of the people on the TBRC’s latest posted expedition were biologists.)
What could possibly be more scientific than looking at sighting patterns; noting in what kind of places the sightings happen; seeing that those places correspond to excellent habitat; then going there prepared to document?
The TBRC knows. That’s the essence of science.DWA
February 16, 2007
Posted to the blog Update: The Foot of Bigfoot?
As much as I enjoy reading about the TBRC’s exploits, maybe the passive, game-camera/pherie trap approach is better (and the TBRC seems to be rethinking the pursuit scenario and going more for game cameras).
One thing the TBRC can’t do, though, is a long-term stay. That is a sizable reason why they do it in pursuit mode; they have only three days to get evidence. A team staying long term can try a mix of techniques on different days in different areas with different conditions.DWA
February 22, 2007
2006 was a busy year for the persistent and determined TBRC (the non-profit Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy, formerly the Texas Bigfoot Research Center). The TBRC kicked off 2006 with Operation Thicket Probe II, returning to an area that seemed to hold promise, based on field observations made in 2005. Read the recently published report for the TBRC’s Operation Thicket Probe II, and keep a watch for the TBRC’s initial report on Operation Forest Vigil over the next few weeks, further detailing their ongoing and projected long-term research efforts in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Read about the TBRC’s Operation Thicket Probe here on Cryptomundo.
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.