Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Data May Suggest Unnatural Stick Structures are a Navigational Tool, Fauquier County

This research blog entry contains illustrations of unnatural stick structure mapped data and associated photographs obtained in the area around the previously referenced track site. The track data illustration is provided again as a quick reference (print and track pictures are provided in an earlier blog entry further below).

The unnatural stick structure data was collected as a part of a further study of the area around the track site. Please keep in mind, the limited data does not prove anything other than to encourage more data collection over a larger area. At this point, it really is not worth analyzing the limited structure data with an elaborate statistical package. However, it is interesting to note that the random probability of the highest stick in a structure to point to another stick structure next to it along the illustrated trend line is 11%, assuming + or - 10 degrees on your compass. The random probability of the highest stick in each of the six stick structures (ST-1, ST-2, ST-2b, ST-3a, ST-3b, and ST-4) to point to another stick structure next to it and along the illustrated trend line is 0.0016%, again assuming +/- 10 degrees on your compass. That is, there is a 99.9984% random chance that at least one of the highest stick in each of the six stick structures will “not” point at an adjacent stick structure along the trend line.

The hypothesis used in the development a data collection strategy was "unnatural stick structures could have been created by bigfoot creatures as a navigational tool." The idea of researching unnatural stick structures as possible Bigfoot navigational tools, and collecting directional data of the highest stick in the structure are wonderful ideas that originated from another researcher.

The possible trends illustrated in the second map (below) have inspired a more extensive future mapping of unnatural stick structures using a more comprehensive data collection strategy over a larger area (i.e. square miles) around the track site.

As a quick reference, here is the data for the "Six Print Track" shown in the maps above and posted in an earlier blog entry.

ST-1 Unnatural "X" Stick Structure

ST-2 Unnatural "Teepee" Stick Structure

ST-2 Closeup

ST-3a Unnatural "Teepee" Stick Structure

ST-3b Unnatural "Teepee" Stick Structure adjacent to ST-3a

ST-4 Unnatural "Teepee" Stick Structure

Monday, February 19, 2007

Feb. 3 Track Data, Fauquier County, VA

2 of 5 Prints within the Track, One Being Casted
Depression of 15"x7" Print within the Track
Depression of 15"x7" Print within the Track
Depression of 15"x7" Print within the Track

Log with Smashed in Center within the Track
Close Up of Smashed Portion of Log

Depression of 15"x7" Print within the Track

Depression of 15"x7" Print within the Track

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Field Research February 18, 2007

Since I was bored today and I was having research withdrawals, I took a little trip out to the Fauquier County site to see if I could find any tracks in the snow. I did find tracks, just not Sasquatch tracks. It was a nice, brisk cold day (about 30 degree F). Not many people walking around in the woods, that's for sure. Below are some pictures I took today. The first picture simply shows that there hasn't been much human traffic tracking through the woods in the snow.

I did; however, run across some turkey tracks. See the photo below.

And of course, alot of deer tracks. See photo below.

If you are asking yourself, "Why are you posting this?". Here is the answer. Folks, we don't find possible evidence every single time we go out into the field! Certainly, anyone who says they do are not be completely truthful. I can say that there have been many times I have searched and found absolutely nothing! Is there anything wrong with that? NO. However, you will notice that I will post field research EVEN WHEN NOTHING IS FOUND! I think this is very important. First of all, it shows that we are very SERIOUS in our investigations. We are not out there trying to find ANYTHING to call Bigfoot evidence. Second, I think folks need to see that we are out there making an attempt to find evidence even when we don't. How many sites dedicated to Bigfoot/Sasquatch research do you see doing that? Try ZERO!!!

From here on out, I will be making frequent updates to this field research blog to keep everyone informed of the research we are doing. Obviously, the locations will be kept secret. So, check back often and feel free to leave any comments or questions. Oh, and don't worry, if you leave a comment or question, you can do so and remain anonymous. Happy Squatching!!!

Sunday, February 4, 2007

February 3, 2007, Field Research, Fauquier County, Virginia

The following field research was performed by Tom Lancaster and Billy Willard on February 3, 2007 in an area located in Fauquier County, Virginia.

First, a little history about the area of research. There have been repeated experiences of strange noises and mysterious animal deaths at this location going on two years now. There has also been a sighting of a tall, bipedal creature by an anonymous individual. The area is very plentiful of deer and other wildlife and PLENTY of water. Very thick, luscious wooded areas abound the property.

The day of our investigation was cold (36 degrees F) and windy (10-15 mph). Our main purpose for the site visit was to cast a possible print we had found about 3 weeks earlier. Temperatures below freezing prevented us from casting the print previously. The print measured 15-inches in length and 7-inches in width. Below is a photo of the print prior to casting.

Billy Willard poured the casting material into the print at about 4:30 pm. While the cast was setting up, Tom and Billy performed additional investigation of the area.
A few minutes later, Tom discovered more prints. After a period of about 30 minutes, Tom had located an additional four (4) possible prints. A measurement was taken between each of the possible tracks from heel to heel and measured an AMAZING eleven (11) feet! The only exception was the print near the small stream that measured a nine (9) foot stride length. The photo below shows the location of the other identified print from our casted print. The other print is in the location where the pink bowl is placed in the top, center of the photo.

Finding the additional tracks we believe further substantiates the findings.
Other discoveries were made during our work. Some unexplainable stick structures and log configurations were discovered near the area of the tracks. The log configuration was located ninety (90) feet southwest of the tracks and the stick structures were located one hundred fifty (150) feet northeast of the tracks. Below is a photo of the log configuration. Just as a note. these logs did NOT fall into place at this location. Careful investigation was performed to try and locate any nearby broken trees or tree stumps that could indicate that these logs actually fell naturally in this position. No evidence was found of stumps or broken trees; therefore, these logs have been placed in this position.
Below is a photo of the stick configuration. Again, careful searching was done to determine if this could all occur from natural falls. No evidence could be found to show this was a natural occurrence.

A well-known researcher gave us a suggestion and theory to test out on certain stick structures. It was suggested to begin recording the positions of certain sticks or logs (particularly the top and longest one) and record the pointing directions of them. Surprisingly, the top and longest stick or log in both configurations pointed northeast/southwest. Now, what does this mean? We don't know if it means anything. Could we theorize that this could be some type of navigational device? Sure, it's possible, but further research of these structures and other discovered structures needs to be performed. Below is another, smaller stick structure found. And yes, the larger, top stick is pointing northeast/southwest.

Further investigations and research will be performed in this area over the next several months. We will continue to update this section with our progress. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions in the blog and they will be answered and replied to.