Pine Ridge Bigfoot Update

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 22nd, 2006

Wounded Knee Tribal Police Patch

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?”

As Craig Woolheater has been blogging lately, there have been some encounters from last week recorded from Deschambault Lake, Saskatchewan. See his postings, here and here.

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?

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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.

9 Responses to “Pine Ridge Bigfoot Update”

  1. mystery_man responds:

    It makes a lot of sense that activity, or at least reported activity would drop off during very cold weather. Not only may Bigfoot be hiding from the cold, but there are fewer people out and about to get a glimpse of it even if it is still roaming freely about. I’ve heard theories that Bigfoot could have a pattern of migration too which would explain sudden spurts of sightings in a given area that just tend to fade away. I look forward to seeing what kind of activity is seen out there at Pine Ridge when the harsh winter passes.

  2. DWA responds:

    I’d expect that whenever one of these critters is experiencing a lot of human attention it doesn’t stick around long.

    They seem to combine an extreme desire to avoid us with an insatiable curiosity about us (bighorn sheep are one non-primate about which the exact same thing could be said). They seem to like spying on us, but start getting skittish when too many lights get turned their way. Besides, it ruins the night vision.

    If they exist, of course. 😉

  3. mystery_man responds:

    Right, if they exist. It could be the hoaxters, if that’s what they are, are just hiding from the cold too. This Pine Ridge thing is very curious because there were very reliable witnesses, including police officers who I would think would be pretty strong testimony as far as witnesses go. Some of the reports just verge on the bizarre, like the stovepipe hat thing. I’m curious just to see where it all leads, whether it be sasquatch or some other wierdness.

  4. DARHOP responds:

    Wasn’t that Perez guy a police officer? You know the Bigfoot killer and baby catcher. Just because they are police doesn’t make them credible.

  5. Ole Bub responds:

    Seasons Greetings Cryptos…

    Thanks Bill for the update…

    A few of us chat and correspond with Federal and Tribal officers at Pine Ridge daily…I have no reason to doubt their veracity…their active investigation accounts are thorough, professional and accurate…JMHO

    There is much more to this story than whats reported.

    Live and let live…

    ole bub and the dawgs

  6. bill green responds:

    hey loren thanks for the pine ridge sasquatch activity update. im sure we will see more updates as they happen. bill

  7. billkirbywofb responds:

    I guess I am calling myself the Cheerleader for the Pine Ridge bigfoot research. Because I do think that there is a good chance of something important coming out of the Reservation.

    How many times have we hoped to find an area with as much cooperation from official and locals? As people from there have said, most everyone has their own report or several reports. Or has a close friend or relative with their own report. Seldom do we find an area where the idea of bigfoot existing is held by so many. And is accepted as part of the everyday life on the Reservation. Plus the Native-American beliefs are such that it allows for a dual path. Both a recognition of bigfoot as a flesh and blood creature. With spiritual aspects. Where other tribes hold bigfoot as purely a spiritual being, with the subject to be avoided. So the native beliefs are such that allows for an investigation of the phenomenon.

    What happened this year is that the Indian Police received a whole lot of reports just before this summers Sun Dance celebration. And they started to look into exactly what they were dealing with. An internet search led to a new thread posted on a news story in the Bigfoot Forum, which has now reach about 40 pages. And several of the Tribal Police member then joined and started to post their stories and the police reports that they were investigating. With just about all members of the Pine Ridge Police having one or more experiences this year.

    Yes, some of the reports have been hard to get a grasp on. The stove pipe hat report and the large size being some of them. But the policemen have been telling us what the locals have been giving the police. While hard to swallow, I believe it is better to get the reports unvarnished from the locals than leave out parts that do not fit the norm.

    But I do think that we are lucky to have found an area where the local police, the tribal officials and the Indian spiritial leaders have been so cooperative. Special thanks has to go out to the BFF member “Sojourner” who was on the Reservation within days of the first reports on the BFF. And was able to pave the way with the local officials.

    So now we have several of the Pine Ridge policemen who are now outfitting themselves with equipment. Asking questions of those with experience. And spending as much time in the field. Weather and personal responsibilities allowing. I do think that we will see some good results (maybe not earthshaking, but still interesting results) this coming summer.

    [DARHOP, I would not compare what has been going on at Pine Ridge with that sorry mess of the kidnapped baby b.f. and the killed mother. I think we can consider all that Perez said being a hoax

  8. kamoeba responds:

    “Wasn’t that Perez guy a police officer? You know the Bigfoot killer and baby catcher. Just because they are police doesn’t make them credible.”

    Dominick Perez claimed to be in law enforcement, but to what degree he never really shared. Personally I think that part of his story was just as big a piece of fiction as the hunting, capturing and selling of “Yarwens”. After all, he was proven to actually be selling some kind of shady insurance deals, wasn’t he?

  9. bill green responds:

    hey billk, your very welcome for posting that new pine ridge sasquatch encounters above reply, its getting very interesting etc. Hopefully we will see more pine ridge sasquatch info etc in 2007.

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