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)
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.
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.
Stick structure theorized to be built by Bigfoot. (Photo by Thomas Halek)
Jane Parker conducts a demonstration showing a technique for footprint casting.
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.
Drone used for possible Bigfoot sightings by air. (Photo by Thomas Halek)
Jane Parker also performed a traditional Native American dance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Rez Squatching Research group page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/756856621041574/.