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Rez Squatching Research 2016 Spring Bigfoot Expedition

Rez Squatching Research

Rez Squatching Research is a group of Native Americans from the Omaha Indian Tribe located on the Omaha Indian Reservation in Nebraska. The group is dedicated to the scientific research of collecting evidence with the hope of help proving the existence of Bigfoot. Barry Webster, an Omaha Native American Bigfoot researcher, founded the group in 2010. The other members of the group are Barry’s brother Derek Webster, nephew Elvis Freemont, and niece Jane Parker.

Rez Squatching Research group photo: Right to left – Derek Webster, Elvis Freemont, Jane Parker, and Barry Webster (Photo by Thomas Halek)

Rez Squatching Research group photo: Right to left – Derek Webster, Elvis Freemont, Jane Parker, and Barry Webster (Photo by Thomas Halek)

Bigfoot’s Possible Existence

The question of Bigfoot’s possible existence is a controversial topic. In an article by Eric Bailey in the Los Angeles Times dated April 21, 2003, wrote George Schaller, a pioneer in gorilla research, and director of international science for the Wildlife Conservation Society, a Bigfoot skeptic said the giant ape cannot be dismissed as fantasy or folklore without a thorough scientific inquiry. Schaller also said that finding the animal “would reshape our thinking of the status of humans on the Earth. People write it off as a hoax or myth. I don’t think that’s fair.” On Friday, September 27, 2002, on a talk show, NPR Talk of the Nation: Science Friday, Dr. Jane Goodall commented that large undiscovered primates such as Yeti or Sasquatch do exist.

2015 Rez Squatching Research Expedition

In 2015, on July 8 thru July 12, Rez Squatching Research held their annual Bigfoot expedition on the Omaha Indian Reservation.

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Bigfoot researcher Richard Soule gives presentation on stick structures and the European Contagion Theory (Photo by Thomas Halek)

During the five days, there were night and day investigations. There were presentations by Bigfoot researcher Richard Soule on stick structures, and the European Contagion Theory.

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Stick structure theorized to be built by Bigfoot. (Photo by Thomas Halek)

Jane Parker conducts a demonstration showing a technique for footprint casting.

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Jane Parker demonstrates footprint casting. (Photo by Thomas Halek)

There was also a demonstration by members of the SRA (Sasquatch Research Association) located in Minnesota, on using drones for locating possible Bigfoot sightings by air.

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Drone used for possible Bigfoot sightings by air. (Photo by Thomas Halek)

Jane Parker also performed a traditional Native American dance.

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Jane Parker is performing a traditional Native American dance. (Photo by Thomas Halek)

2016 Spring Rez Squatching Research Expedition

The 2016 Spring Rez Squatching Research Bigfoot expedition will take place in April of 2016. In addition to night and day investigations, there will be presentations by leading Bigfoot researchers on theory, investigative techniques, and Native American Bigfoot folklore. The names of the presenters for the spring expedition will be announced as soon as commitments finalize.

Spring Expedition Signup Information

The spring expedition promises to be an extraordinary experience. Get your inquiries in now, spaces are limited, and April will be coming up fast. Email Barry Webster at barrywebster@yahoo.com or through the Rez Squatching Research group page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/756856621041574/.

Bigfoot and Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman

Loren Coleman, one of the world’s leading Cryptozoologist, was born on July 12, 1947. Coleman has been researching and investigating in the field cryptozoological evidence of Bigfoot and folklore for over 40 years. He has written 17 books and over three hundred articles, lectured across North America and London, and appeared on many radio and television programs. Coleman has been a consultant both on and off-camera on several reality-based programs. The programs include A & E’s “Ancient Mysteries,” Discovery Channel’s “In the Unknown,” and History Channel’s “In Search of History.” In 2003, Coleman founded the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

At the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale’s undergraduate program, Coleman majored in anthropology, minored in zoology, and did summer work in archeology. At Simmons College in Boston, he earned a graduate degree in psychiatric social work. Coleman pursued doctoral courses in social anthropology at Brandies University, and in sociology at the University of New Hampshire’s Family Research Laboratory.

Since 1980, Coleman has been an instructor, assistant/associate professor, research associate, and documentary filmmaker. At the University of Southern Maine, in 1990, he taught one of the first credit courses on cryptozoology. Coleman has authored, coauthored, or edited books in human services including the critically acclaimed “Suicide Clusters.”

Coleman has received many book awards. In 1999, he received the Anomalist Award for “Cryptozoology A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature” who he co-authored with Jerome Clark.

Loren Coleman on Social Media Websites

On Twitter, @romiteransito tweeted, “Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology by Loren Coleman.” Also, @mitziflyte tweeted, “The best site for #cryptids. Loren Coleman, one of the founders, was invited to the NY Museum of Natural History to speak.”

On Facebook, Chasing Legends at Shooting Star Casino & Event Center posted, “Just met Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, such a nice guy!” Also, Midwest Paranormal Files with Brian Halstensgaard and Loren Coleman posted, “Only at #ParaCon2015#awkwardddfamilyphoto with Loren Coleman!

 On Google Plus, Jacob Leverson posted, “Loren Coleman to Speak in Pittsburgh, PA November 14 John Venture.” Also, Area51.Org posted, “Tour of Loren Coleman’s #Cryptozoology Museum. #Bigfoot! Loren Coleman.”

 On LinkedIn, Loren Coleman, Director at International Cryptozoology Museum. Also a video, “International Cryptozoology Museum (Loren Coleman),” interview with Coleman at the museum.

BIGFOOT MESSAGE THROUGH STICK STRUCTURES

Bigfoot Stick Structures                                                                                                          ( Video by Thomas Halek)

Bigfoot researchers believe that Bigfoot has a system of ‘stick structures’ to communicate with their kind and leave messages to those that are not. On July 10, 2015, at the 2015 Rez Squatching Expedition on the Omaha Indian Reservation in Eastern Nebraska, Richard Soule, a Bigfoot stick structure researcher did a presentation on Bigfoot stick structures. The video is about that presentation.

In an article, Stick Structures – Evidence or Controversy, Dorraine Fisher, a Bigfoot researcher, reports on various stick structures or strange configurations that defy explanation and not built by humans or natural means. In 2012, Fisher wrote a documentary titled Bigfoot: The Evidence Files. In the documentary over 20 Bigfoot researchers, present their findings and evidence on every facet of Bigfoot including stick structures.

Dr. Melba Ketchum, a Bigfoot researcher, reported that Bigfoot make stick structures and use them as a marker, message, or symbol.

In an article, Stick Structures – What Are They and What Do They Mean, by Bigfoot researcher Scott Carpenter reports, “Stick structures are an interesting phenomenon. Some say they are just an act of nature while others see any X in the woods as a stick structure. I think most are just that, random formations, but I think a few are the real deal.”

In an article posted on Bigfoot and Beyond, Cryptozoology and Paranormal Research titled Bigfoot Communications & Stick Structures, described in detail are stick structures and their possible meanings.

  • Upside down, hangers are 1 to 10 feet long and found in trees above Buck rubs, deer beds, deer paths, and where there is deer activity. The end of they is the ripped off end indicates the travel pattern of the deer.

  • Bigfoot use a 2-foot stick broke at both ends and place it within a 20-foot radius around a hunter’s tree stand.

  • Bigfoot place logs and trees sideways at the edge of the woods that lead to humans.

  • Bigfoot place trees at a 45-degree angle facing into the woods as a signal to retreat there or they will lean a tree facing outward indicating it is safe.

  • X tree structures indicate a direction of travel.

An article, Bigfoot Twig Symbols, looks into possible meanings for stick structures. The article reported that stick structures may be:

  • “A message to others to show clan’s territory marker.”

  • “An attempt to communicate with each other or us.”

  • “A marker for food or water sources.”

  • “A warning, spiritual marker or a marker to recall where they went.”

The truth lies out there somewhere and one day the truth will be proven one way or the other.

SASQUATCH: FOOTPRINTS AND DNA – REAL

Encyclopaedia Britannica states, “Sasquatch also called Bigfoot is a large hairy human like creature believed by some to exist in the Northwestern United States and Western Canada. Sasquatch is variably described as a primate ranging from 6 to 15 feet tall, standing on two feet, often giving off a foul smell, and either moving silently or emitting a high-pitched cry.”

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Map of Northwestern United States and Western Canada – Map from www.loc.gov/item/00560525/

24-Inch Footprints

Encyclopaedia Britannica stated, “Footprints have measured up to 24 inches in length and 8 inches in with.” Jeffrey Meldrum, Ph.D. is a Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology at Idaho State University. In an article, Is Bigfoot Real, and tells of how he has studied Bigfoot phenomena since he was 11 years of age and has collected over 200 casts of supposed Bigfoot tracks.

Jeffrey Meldrum, Ph.D. Interview

In an interview, Meldrum said, “I had a good fortune of being shown a set of tracks, quite extensive, provocatively fresh and very clear. There was no mistaking they were either an extremely clever hoax or were Sasquatch tracks.” In addition, he stated, “It was obvious to me that it was an animate living foot that had left those tracks, not a mechanical contrivance or prosthetic big foot.”

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Sasquatch Footprints – Text from “Footprint Evidence of Chinese Yeren” by Jeffrey Meldrum, Ph.D. – Infographic created at Wordle.com by Thomas Halek

Meldrum’s Vast Collection Of Footprint Casts

To the authenticity of his collection, Meldrum stated, “I think that the vast majority of the examples have been well documented and do represent the footprint of a real creature.”

DNA and Sasquatch

In an article, “Genetic analysis of hair samples attributed to yeti, Bigfoot and other anomalous primates,” the results of research to identify the species’ origin of 30 hair samples were released. The results were that the hairs were from a range of extant mammals.

A team of Scientists from the Sasquatch Genome Project announced on November 24, 2012 the results of their study of DNA samples from a species known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. The study shows that Sasquatch is in North America and is a human relative that came into being about 13,000 years ago and is a cross between a man and a primate species.

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Sasquatch DNA – Text from “Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes and Associated Studies” – Infographic created at Wordle.com by Thomas Halek

Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes and Associated Studies

A team of experts in genetics, forensics, imaging and pathology did the study. Dr. Melba S. Ketchum in Nacogdoches, Texas led the team. In an interview, she states, “When I first started the project I did not believe it, but now I do. The DNA proves it.”