posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 08:22 PM
I tried U2U'ing you when you were on a few minutes ago, but I don't yet have 20 posts, so I can't send any U2U's, apparently. If you can U2U me an
email/chat ID or something, I'd be happy to talk to you about revisiting the area. Next week's not an option for me though, I have freelance work
scheduled until about the 18th.
I'm uploading some shots/video that seemed to have prints in them; unfortunately I didn't have a macro lens on me, just an 18-55 with a handheld SLR
and DVX100. None of them came out as well as I'd hoped. Also, the video footage gets degraded when uploading to Photobucket. Does anyone have a
recommended lossless video uploading site? And a better place to upload RAW? I usually use my private server, but that's not an option.
BTW, I think I've uploaded a slight bit more than just some trees, but maybe you're right.
"The two structures (tripod/tepee) don't look like any I've seen before attributed to BF."
Me neither, now that I've done a little online research. Funny though, if they looked exactly like other ones, I'm not sure whether that would make
me look more or less valid. I'd be less inclined to post redundant information, though. I'm glad to be posting a different form of possible
"Only one picture (obscured) of one of the two creatures you claim to be there."
Well, sure- and I thank my P.A. for that one. I'm saying it seemed that there were at least two (not sure if the knocking from across the creek was
yet another or one of the other "two"), but I can't really be sure. If you think you see an obscured one in one of the photos, then we are probably
in a similar somewhat disappointed state of agreement about the available data.
"Vocalization doesn't match any I've ever heard before attributed to BF."
True- and I didn't see "it" make the noise. From what I've heard online, there isn't much "speech" available to check it against anyway...I put
it up because I had it, and it came from the direction of the animals. If somebody else in the future comes up with "matching" audio, though, I'll
be glad that I put this up.
"No pictures of prints although you say they were good mud prints."
I'm putting some up. They aren't very good, but they're what I have. Please remember, we were both caught offguard and frightened. I realize we
could've done a lot better.
"You seem to be carrying a lot of equipment for documentation but only got these few items?"
No, there's more footage, but most of it looks kind of like the Blair Witch Project (me looking through trees for the creatures), and much of it
identifies me and my P.A., which I'd prefer not to do. If that invalidates me, fine.
"A cast is a cast. Why not go back to make casts since they were mud prints that should have lasted at least a few days?"
I would love to have casts. We were on a different budgeted project altogether, and that day was "lost" for the intended project. We considered
going back the next day, but we were suddenly "behind" on shooting; it wasn't proper to use our budget for different reasons, and frankly, we were
a little too scared. Accidentally finding ourselves in that area was one thing, going back might have provoked a different response. We were getting
lightly pelted before we left, which seemed like a strong enough warning against an immediate return.
"You're fear level is just not showing. You are the very first alleged witnesses not to flee, peeing down your leg with a BF encounter that
I appreciate that- there's plenty of the footage where we sound like freaked out little kids. I stopped Jeff from urinating in "their" area at one
point, actually. I was guessing that wouldn't have been appreciated. I'm assuming that there are other people that haven't fled in such a
situation- If I was alone, I would've been out of there much faster.
"April 1st would be the worst possible day to make such a claim unless it's on purpose."
I probably should've waited longer, it's true.