reply posted on 11-11-2012 @ 05:02 PM by Druscilla
Whatever supposed animal someone may be tracking, one needs to know the animal like a hunter hunting prey.
Deer hunters, for instance have a variety of tactics for stalking, setting up blinds, following/tracking spoor, bait luring, etc. This applies to
pretty much all animals.
To facilitate this, one needs know/learn the animal.
To know the animal, there needs be a certain dedication to gathering information published speculating on the unknown animal's habits, and then some
time, possibly an enormous amount of time in the field attempting to verify said speculations.
With sasquatch, for instance, there's all this noise about making calls and tree knocking.
If it's as smart an animal as some claim, some speculation aiming at this being a hominid (human relative much closer to human than apes), then
alerting it to one's presence might not be ideal where you are in it's environment and alerting it to your presence makes you the watched instead of
the watcher, the stalked instead of the stalker.
Various accounts lay claim that sasquatch is curious, and will participate in trade offerings of fruits, candy bars, and other such things where an
offering is supposedly left somewhere, and on return the "researcher finds the offering replaced with a shiny rock, or the equivalent of sasquatch
macaroni art, whatever; something seemingly indicating a trade has taken place.
How is it that no researchers set up camera traps on these supposed exchanges?
Often we see enigmatic furry close ups of something investigating a camera trap located high up in a tree, but are left with nothing but
Is no one smart enough to place two camera traps covering each other? If bears, or sasquatch, or chupacabra, the great thunderbird or some other
something goes to fingering around at the camera out of curiosity, then the other camera could then give some insight into what that blurry whatever
something poking at the camera is.
We need a body.
Regardless of how one feels about killing Sasquatch, Orang Pendek, Nessie, Bat boy, one of those Amazon or African dinosaurs, or whatever, we NEED a
Photos and videos can be faked convincingly enough that pictures and video, though nice, will never suffice on their own.
Thus, whatever you're stalking, go loaded for bear. Hell, go loaded for Rhino or Elephant, and if you don't think you could do the deed, then stop
wasting everyone's time with pretended "research" and leave the field open for someone that can bring a body home.
A day or two in the woods, on a lake, walking through abandoned underground tunnels in any given urban underground sewer/subway/bombshelter system
will never do.
One needs spend periods of a month, if not longer in the field, sharing the environment with the subject, whatever that subject might be, living off
the land even, as doing so gives insight into the animal's habits, where the animal might sleep, but it also gives maximum exposure as well as living
room familiarity with the environment.
It's no longer just the supposed unknown animal's environment and home; it's your home now too.
This levels the playing field more in your favor. If the animal is aware of yoru presence, it also familiarizes the animal with you, and it may then
even show itself if you seem to be a non-threat, or potentially yummy as food.
Have a helicopter on call and a sat phone and GPS.
If you ever do manage to bag a body, if it, for instance is bigfoot, there's not much of a chance of you dragging a 300+ cadaver through however many
miles of dense forest and wild terrain.
It's and Old Man and the Sea situation where you might wind up fighting off sharks, wolves, meat eating parakeets, to make it back to civilization
with only shreds of dubious evidence like the Old Man and the Sea marlin skeleton.
With a helicopter, sat phone, and GPS, should you catch the big fish, sasquatch, a Roc, and alien from some underground secret alien base, whatever,
then, you've got a rapid response exit, regardless the cost.
Whatever the cost, you'll make it back 10-100x, or more if you bring home the bacon, body, or whatever it is.
All this can be done alone, by oneself, with enough time to do so.
Of note; I sometimes take a month-long retreat into the wilderness, various parts of the U.S., some even supposedly sasquatch country, and, I've
never, not once, ever seen any evidence, or come across any indication of the existence of a Bigfoot.
I wasn't looking, however, but, spending that long in any environment, one becomes quite attuned to what's going on in one's surroundings, and
quite familiar with everything.
Thus, lastly, one much be comfortable with finding absolutely nothing, and just enjoying the environment for what it is, regardless of what you're