Thursday, October 19, 2017

Does Bigfoot migrate

There's been a great deal of speculation regarding the migration of bigfoot, and I would like to weigh in on my thoughts.  We will take the state of Kentucky as an example. Due to the fact that I have researched Bigfoot for at least twenty years alone in Kentucky and I have observed migration patterns in the bigfoot population
First, we must understand the different types of migration. The different types of migration are
seasonal, nomadic, removal, reproductive, complete, irruptive migration

The most common type migration is seasonal. there are two types of seasonal migration these two types are altitudinal and latitudinal migrations.   Altitudinal migration occurs when animals move to higher elevations in warmer weather and back down to lower elevations in colder weather.
Latitudinal migration occurs when animals move south in the fall and north in the spring.

Nomadic migration occurs when animals leave an area in search of food.  Grazing animals such as elk, bison, and wild cattle are a few examples.

Removal migration occurs when a population migrates and does not return. The most common cause is habitat destruction from disasters such as fire, flood, and human encroachment causing the area to be unable to support food, water or shelter. Also, if the population in the habitat area becomes over-crowed, this will cause a population to locate somewhere else.

Reproductive migration occurs when animals locate to a habitat needed to bear there young in a safe area from predators. Also, the young might requires a different type of habitat that varies from one age to another.

Partial migration occurs when only a small part of the population leaves the area and the rest stay behind. In truth, some animals adapt to the area with milder winters and cooler summers. Other factors may cause some species not to relocate south for the winter or north for the summer.

Complete migration occurs when all the population leave the area during specific season.  These groups usually travel long distances and return to their habitat

Irruptive migration is the unpredictable movement of some of the population to leave the area at different times and distances. this sometime happens during the stress of famine, overpopulation of the area or by some odd  influence.

Hibernation is a form of migration the animal will find a den and go into a deep sleep, saving its energy until warmer weather or the return of a food source.

During my time in the field researching the bigfoot phenomenon here in Kentucky all these have applied to bigfoot at one time or another.  Seasonal migration occurs during the extreme heat of summer. The bigfoot moves into the deep hollows and valleys to escape the heat, and during winter months they move to the higher ridges and foot hills for the warmth of the sun. Nomadic migration has occurred when sometimes the food source becomes diseased, dies off, or becomes completely exhausted, and it makes sense that a bigfoot would move place to place in search of food.  Removal migration has happen in many of my areas of research.  We would have abundance of activity until areas are flooded out after extreme rain fall, forest fire, homes being built, or extreme logging. This drives the bigfoot out of an area not to return.  Reproductive migration--I do believe that the bigfoot will relocate to a secluded area or safe haven to give birth and teach there young until a certain age.

Partial migration likely occurs in the winters in Kentucky becoming more milder and the abundance of food and water and the extensive cave system we have it is more likely that some bigfoots would migrate and others would not.

 I noticed complete migration occurring in the early years that I have researched. There have been times that an active area would go dormant for months and then suddenly become active again. This would happen at specific times and years.

Irruptive migration is very common.  Bigfoots are like humans in the sense that if an area gets contaminated by something dangerous we move. The same can be said in the bigfoot world if the ecosystem is stressed the area becomes unlivable so a bigfoot must move on to another suitable area.

Being a researcher, I have my own opinions.  I believe that Bigfoots here in Kentucky have adapted to the environment with reports of different colors and lengths of hair--short in the summer months and long in the winter months. With eyewitness statements of gray, white, black, and reddish brown hair, this make the bigfoot able to blend into it natural surroundings. There are reports of bigfoots venturing close to human dwellings taking pet food, raiding freezers of meat, and using abandoned buildings and barns for shelter. There are some that will say that you don't get many reports in the winter, and that's true. However, you must understand that we as humans hate the cold and don't venture out as much as we do in the warmer months. We must take into account that the habits of these creatures keeps changing from year to year. I have seen this thru my journals and experience in the field over the years. I believe they are learning and over-coming obstacles to survive in the changing times. It makes sense not to migrate long distances when you are less able to be spotted. In other environments, greater migration may be needed, but here in Kentucky, we have a climate that is more flexible with varied food sources available at all times of the year. At one time we humans used to migrate long distances  in search of warmer climate and food sources until we had to adapt. Bigfoot may be more like us than we care to admit. Thankfully, with deer available year around, fish from rivers that rarely, if ever freeze, and crops, we are able to observe these magnificent creatures year-round.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

June 18,1962

Originally published June 18, 1962

'The Thing' Eludes Hunt In Trimble

Farmers Report 3 Sheep Killed, Dog Slashed; No Trace Is Found

Friday, September 12, 2014 11:00 AM
SEEING IS BELIEVING: Lawrence McDowell, son of Trimble County Farmer Lester McDowell, holds his father’s sheep that was attacked and cut on the head by an unidentified animal believed to have been “the beast.” Three other sheep owned by McDowell were previously found dead from attacks.
SEEING IS BELIEVING: Lawrence McDowell, son of Trimble County Farmer Lester McDowell, holds his father’s sheep that was attacked and cut on the head by an unidentified animal believed to have been “the beast.” Three other sheep owned by McDowell were previously found dead from attacks.
"The Thing" is still at large in Trimble County, Ky., but it is believed to have been flushed out of the Kidwell Pike area northwest of Bedford and moved into a section five to six miles southwest of Milton.

According to a report today from Trimble County, the alleged beast has at last resorted to killing livestock.

Trimble County Sheriff Curtis Clem said he didn't know what the next step would be, following a five and a half-hour unsuccessful search for the mysterious animal Saturday night.

The sheriff's party combed the Kidwell Pike area Saturday from about 7:00 p.m. until after 12:30 o'clock yesterday morning.

It is believed their quarry was flushed out of this section of the county as the result of activities of hunters and a sharp increase in automobile traffic at night with accompanying headlight glare.

During the weekend the sheriff was told that a beagle hound owned by Earl Grant, who resides at the foot of Craig Creek Hill, was found dead with its throat ripped and other cuts on its body.

Lester McDowell, a resident of the same neighborhood, reported three of his lambs had been killed since Wednesday. His son Lawrence told a Courier reporter that two of the lambs had ripped throats, heads were crushed and all blood had been drained from their bodies. A fourth had been found injured but was still alive.

One of the animals was found Thursday, another Friday, the third Saturday and the fourth yesterday.

An attack by dogs was discounted due to the manner in which the lambs had been killed.

The lambs incidents occurred at a point about five miles east of where "The Thing" had allegedly been seen last week, which led to belief that it had moved out of its former place of concealment.

McDowell had not reported his first losses earlier because he has no telephone and had no occasion to make a trip to town until Saturday.

A number of farmers contact by The Courier representative were asked opinions as to why the strange animal had for the first time resorted to killing live stock, although it may have been in their area for the past two or three years.

All though the viciousness results from Owen Powell having sicked his dogs on it and it may have been wounded, also that hunting activity and auto headlights may have been a contributing cause.

There is no general agreement that a dangerous animal of some kind is at large in the county.

June 16 1962

Originally published June 16, 1962

Trimble County Sheriff To Lead Search For Beast

Police Dogs, Helicopter, Posse To Be Used In Animal Hunt Today

Friday, September 12, 2014 11:00 AM
WALKIE-TALKIES FOR BEAST HUNT — Sheriff Curtis Clem checks portable radio equipment with state trooper John Miller (in police car) in preparation for today’s all-out hunt for “the thing” that has residents of northwest Trimble County scared. The sheriff has asked all persons desiring to join the hunt to register with him since vicious dogs will be used that could seriously injure anyone not in the party. Radio units are being provided by the Madison Radio Service here.
WALKIE-TALKIES FOR BEAST HUNT — Sheriff Curtis Clem checks portable radio equipment with state trooper John Miller (in police car) in preparation for today’s all-out hunt for “the thing” that has residents of northwest Trimble County scared. The sheriff has asked all persons desiring to join the hunt to register with him since vicious dogs will be used that could seriously injure anyone not in the party. Radio units are being provided by the Madison Radio Service here.
There is some form of animal still loose in the northwest part of Trimble County-be it a gorilla, bear, lion or large dog- no one seems to know for sure, but many are sure something is there that doesn't belong, and they want it eliminated.

With this thought uppermost in mind, Sheriff Curtis Clem is leading an extensive search later Saturday for "the thing," as Trimble County people seem to refer to it.

"We'd like to get it alive if possible, or dead if necessary. But we want to be sure he's removed or run out of this area," the sheriff said today. "These people are scared and they want action," he added.

So a large number of men, equipped with keen eyes and rifles powerful enough to drop almost any kind of beast that could prowl this area, will set out sometime later today to see if the trail of the beast can be found, and if it can be capture or killed.

A helicopter overhead will aid greatly in following the animal at high speed should it be flushed from the dense undergrowth.

A gang of seven highly-trained vicious police dogs will accompany the hunt. They will be brought by a special dog trainer from Louisville, who offered the services of his dogs when he first saw the reports of the beast in his newspaper.

Many people seem skeptical and wonder why it isn't seen more than it is. But others point out that the ground being roamed by the beast is wild territory, and that it could be hiding in deep caves protected by large rocks, or could be nestled in the dense thickets.

Sighting reports continue to be turned in to Sheriff Clem. The latest story comes from Mrs. Derrell Corley, who lives on the Kidwell Pike. She said that sightings of a beast were not a new thing to members of her family. She said that about three years ago some type of an animal would lurk in the weeds and high grass and thump along after her children when they went for the cows. "It made all sort of weird noises," she said.

About this time the Corley family was raising a garden containing melons. "We'd never get a whole melon before that animal or whatever it was, would get to it. It looked like a human hand had scraped the heart out of each melon," she said.

"One time my daughter Mary went to the garden, and looking up saw a black thing that looked like a small monkey or chimpanzee standing in a corn row. As some other children were coming, she looked first to the kids, then back to the spot, and the beast had disappeared," she said. Later that year similar reports came from Patton's Creek, only a few miles from the Corley place.

Most common among the sighting reports of the beast are stories that it looks like a chimpanzee or a gorilla. Some prints in the mud that had been found were taken to a Hanover professor and were termed those of a large dog. But the prints were found near a spot where the beast is believed to have been. The prints could easily be those of a dog, and still not the prints made by the beast.

Up to the present time there were still no further reports of either personal injuries or animals being killed since the early report of the death of a calf. But the sighting reports continue, and as do reports that dogs return to farms with every indication of having been in a vicious fight.

Sheriff Clem hopes the best hunt today brings the good news that the beast is no more, and that Trimble County residents can go back to living a normal, safe life.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Trimble county KY library Bigfoot presentation 10/03/2017

Trimble county KY library Bigfoot presentation 10/03/2017

Why some people associate Bigfoot with UFO'S and The Paranormal ETC....

Why do some people associate Bigfoot with UFO'S and the paranormal?
I was asked the question. Well, in my opinion, there are more people who believe in UFO's and the paranormal than bigfoot. Think about it.  If you met two people, and one said I saw a Bigfoot, while the second person stated he saw a UFO or ghost, whom would you be more inclined to believe?
If you throw a ghost or an alien in the Bigfoot story, some might be more inclined to listen.
I believe that there may be extraterrestrial life, and in my life time, I've seen unexplainable   apparitions. However, I've seen nothing of this nature associated with bigfoot reports or sightings.
As a researcher, I have to keep a open mind to all things, but I need scientific evidence.  For example, there are photos circulating from a novice researcher claiming that aliens are coming out of a cargo hold of a spacecraft greeting a bigfoot. I have been asked about this photo by dozens of people after enlarging and enhancing the photo. It is nothing more than a train at night moving down the tracks,  and there were many people out there who believed it was real until I showed them the enhanced photo. The researcher just posted the photo to boost his/her popularity and for financial gains. (It is a pay to view site).
The same goes for cloaking and portals. This my opinion. I believe it is just a ploy to increase popularity, social media hits, and monetary gains. So if you believe that UFO's and other paranormal events are related to bigfoot, look for scientific evidence, please. It is difficult enough for legitimate researchers to be taken seriously.   

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Possiable activity in research area

September 26 ,2017 At 11:45 pm I received a text from a witness . She stated that There is some 'weird growling', dogs raising hell and that's been going on for about 30-45 minutes.
I don't want to disturb my husband and I can't see anything but thought you might want to hear about it.
This morning September 27,2017 Steven Cornell and myself arrived at the area and began to conduct an investigation. looking for any evidence or signs of activity of the prior night. We walked in and at first we didn't find any evidence or sign we continued searching when we came upon one of our  squeaky toys we had attached to a tree limb still attached but place in a odd position. Steve and myself tried to figure out how it came to be place and came up with any conceivable explanation

Then upon further investigation we observed new tree twist in which we could not debunk


 Upon leaving we found another one of our squeaky toys that we had tied to a tree limb around two months ago stuffed into a fallen tree
This was all we found I plan on spending this coming weekend in the area day and night to see if anything makes a reappearance