Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 22nd, 2006
Seemingly, the number of sightings of the Bigfoot at the Oglala Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota have decreased since September 2006. Or at least that appears to be the case? Is it? If so, why?
The recent publication of my list, The Top Ten Bigfoot Stories of 2006, with number 3 being the accounts from South Dakota, has raised questions again about “why don’t we hear about Pine Ridge any more?”
One line of speculation has been heard, asking, “Maybe the Big Man has traveled back to Canada?”
But Deschambault Lake, Saskatchewan, is in the northern part of the province, with a population of about 900, it is part of the Peter Ballantyne Cree First Nation. Probably much too far from South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation to have one really have anything to do with the other.
The reason for the quiet activity at Pine Ridge may be more related to a known ebb and flow of sightings there, due to the weather.
Cryptomundo correspondent Bill Kirby shared these insightful comments this week on the situation:
I can tell you that there is still activity on the Pine Ridge Reservation. It is much reduced [from what was occurring there] during the middle of summer. [This is routinely what] happens when a hard winter starts on the Reservation in October.
But the Tribal Police still receive reports each week. Plus some officers themselves have had recent sightings. There are still people actively out in the field. But when you have blizzards, people tend to stay inside more. Pine Ridge suffers the same problem as a number of areas; the place has no full-time researchers, plus everyone has school and their jobs that have to come first.
Perhaps you have more info?
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.