After 4 Decades Hypnosis has a Role in Bigfoot Witness Recall

Posted by: Guy Edwards on August 9th, 2013

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(Doug Meacham is a certified hypnosis and these are actual sketches from the hypnosis recall)


Researchers Revisit Hypnotizing Bigfoot Witnesses
4 Decades Later Hypnosis Plays a Part in Recall

Certified and Registered Hypnotist, Doug Meacham will present his findings at this month’s HopsSquatch, Bigfoot and Beer Speaker’s Series. Frank has had two significant Bigfoot encounters; one at age 10 in New York and another, almost face-to-face, was at the age 16 in Oregon. Hypnotist Doug Meacham has been able to help Frank retrieve incredible details including hair patterns and behavior. Several forensic-quality sketches of what Frank witnessed will be available at HopsSquatch, Sunday August 25, 2013 at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214 from 2-6pm.

Doug is a hypnotist in Gresham, OR and a member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy. During his presentation at HopsSquatch he will explain what Hypnosis really is and provide examples of how it has been used in the past and share his new ground-breaking process with a two-time witness.

This month’s event will include a presentation with Doug, a moderated question and answer period, previews of upcoming Bigfoot movie “Bigfoot Chronicles,”  over $100 of cool Bigfoot swag and the chance to socialize with Bigfoot enthusiasts. This month’s event is sponsored by Off The Charts GamesMissing Link Toys and Ripley’s Believe it or Not.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic event. Limited space available, only $5 per person to attend. Reserve early so you don’t miss out.

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About HopsSquatch: HopsSquatch is a unique speaker’s series bringing together Bigfooters and those that want to know, in the relaxed atmosphere of beer and camaraderie.


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Psychology reduces to biology, all biology to chemistry, chemistry to physics, and finally physics to mathematical logic. Guy Edwards is host of the Portland, OR event

4 Responses to “After 4 Decades Hypnosis has a Role in Bigfoot Witness Recall”

  1. cryptokellie responds:

    Unfortunately, I do not hold in high regard witness recall via hypnosis. I don’t really know about the witness recall in Bigfootery or of it’s significance, but the Alien Abduction phenomena and the heavy reliance on Hypnotic Recall is shameful misuse of sometimes fragile people and their psychies. People like Bud Hopkins(an artist, not a doctor of anything) and others have used hypnotism to further their own gains by leading supposed UFO and abduction witnesses into confabulation and actully resulting in implanting an Alien Abduction event when one was not there before. Hypnotic Recall is not admissible as evidence in the court systems and as such is almost worthless as evidence of anything. I recall several years ago viewing a documentary with real doctors exposing the Hypnotic Recall phenomena and proving that the hypnotist can easily lead the subject down any path of remembered reality they wanted to create. This created memory also became part of the subjects collective memory to which they were able to add nonexistent details of their own. One eye-opening segment had Mr. Hopkins actually leading a small boy down the path to an Alien Abduction experience. It was shameful and a little frightening that these people had their lives and mental well-being re-arranged and used for future book sales. All that being said, the Alien Abduction witnesses all had “Missing Time” episodes and were supposedly using hypnosis to find deeper answers to unanswerable personal questions. I’ve not heard of “Missing Time” in relation to Bigfoot experiences but now that I’ve said it, someone will claim it – no doubt.
    Unscrupulous hypnotic sugestion can be a dangerous exercise. Read or view “The Manchurian Candidate” for related, if somewhat exagerated, content.

  2. springheeledjack responds:

    I’ve read the same thing: that using hypnosis can leave the hypnotized person in a vulnerable state such that they can be talked into things having happened that have not.

    I didn’t think there’s ever been any direct proof of hypno-recall as being substantiated. If they could perform tests where multiple subjects were exposed to an incident and then later hypnotized to see how much clearer details might be gleaned, I’d be in, but it would have to be in a circumstance where independent observers could verify details or set up details and then have the hypnotized reproduce those details without consciously being able to remember them in the first place. Sounds complicated doesn’t it?

    Which is probably why no one has been able to prove the legitimacy of hypno-recall.

  3. Goodfoot responds:

    I agree with both of you. Hypnotic recall is highly suspect under the best of circumstances, and proves nothing other than that people who want too badly to believe are susceptible to gullibility and manipulation.

  4. DWA responds:

    And with all else that has been said, each hypno-recall amounts to one story.

    The volume and consistency are what count. Nothing can be done with a story but note consistencies with other stories that can help in setting search protocols.

    I think we’re getting enough anecdotal evidence without this potential blind alley.

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