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Sasquatch sightings

Postby Matilda » Thu May 03, 2007 5:22 pm

No, it's not a belated April Fool's joke. I'm a writer working on a story about Bigfoot sightings in the Sierra--specifically, anywhere around Mammoth. He's been spotted in the area. There's a report of a track as recently as last weekend.
Anybody have something to report? Feel free to drop me a pm!



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Postby ERIC » Thu May 03, 2007 6:00 pm

If you find him, please ask him if he'll do a photo shoot wearing a Topix shirt. :p
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Postby dave54 » Thu May 03, 2007 6:24 pm

A number of the reported sightings in the Sierra and Lassen Peak region are hoaxes and fakes, including a few that were 'investigated' by bigfoot researchers and declared credible.

Do I make this statement from personal knowledge?

I ain't sayin'.... :D
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Postby markskor » Thu May 03, 2007 6:40 pm

My mother-in-law was up in Mammoth last weekend...I could see how some might make this mistake and easily confuse the two.
She does need a shave...fierce hairlip - walks hunched over...mumbles a lot.
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Bigfoot

Postby gdurkee » Thu May 03, 2007 7:16 pm

need a shave...fierce hairlip - walks hunched over...mumbles a lot.


Sounds like most of our b/c rangers. If you find Bigfoot, we'd be happy to offer him/her a job.

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Postby BSquared » Fri May 04, 2007 6:20 am

markskor wrote:My mother-in-law was up in Mammoth last weekend...I could see how some might make this mistake and easily confuse the two.
She does need a shave...fierce hairlip - walks hunched over...mumbles a lot.


Shame on you, Markskor! Anyway, if I'd been in Mammoth that coulda been me, ya know!

George, I *really* like the idea of Bigfoot as ranger: now there is somebody it would be really hard to talk back to!
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Check it out with google earth

Postby jdub » Fri May 04, 2007 10:29 am

This community has a mapping project for Bigfoot. The are some pretty interesting stories.

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php?Number=321484
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Postby Matilda » Fri May 04, 2007 10:36 am

ERIC wrote:If you find him, please ask him if he'll do a photo shoot wearing a Topix shirt. :p


Well, I was going to try to book him for the magazine cover, so I'll work that in!

Thanks for the info, jdub.

George--all those years in the backcountry and no 'squatches??
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Postby Windwalker » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:20 pm

PM Buck...he has a Bigfoot story.

Keep in mind that he also claims there are Sierra Giraffes.
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Postby SteveB » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:21 pm

Just saw something on the Toob... Man, I've never seen a--- human-like critter?--- with so much hair!

Bet that waxing was a tad on the painful side... ;)
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Postby giantbrookie » Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:26 am

I seem to recall a thread like this about a year ago. At the risk of repeating my post there...I haven't sighted one since about April, but I suspect if I look in my aged beer stash I'll find more than a few. Each year, they show up in select locations usually around the beginning of February, and reliable reports indicate they are bred in Chico, CA. The alcohol content is reported at 9.6% v/v, but certain versions, such as their barrel-aged version, can run much higher (12%). They can be a bit rough when young but they age nicely (that aged stash has vintages back to 1997). The 2007 vintage was pretty nice out of the gate (ie pretty drinkable young). For those of you who like strong hyper-hoppy beers, the Bigfoot season should not be missed (I really don't work for Sierra Nevada, by the way). With the double IPA craze in full bloom in coastal California, it's easy to forget that Bigfoot is more intense than any of them.

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Postby copeg » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:52 am

giantbrookie wrote:I seem to recall a thread like this about a year ago.

I think maybe that thread got lost in a crash somewhere...

To preempt Buck, here's a link to his Bigfoot story

http://www.thebackpacker.com/trailtalk/ ... 467,-1.php
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