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


escAPEe said...

I appreciate how you are documenting your findings. This is the first time I've seen anyone map the locations of suspicious branch formations in their research area. Based on the theory that these formations do represent a navigational tool, the next step would be to scout along a projected line extending from a pair of formations and see if you discover the location of a previously unknown branch formation.

Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Billy Willard said...


Thanks for the comment! Tom L is doing a fine job in my opinion on the data collection and presentations. We will continue to document the formations we find as we run across them. Who knows, maybe one day we will figure out the whats, whens, whos, wheres and whys of this. Thanks.

Tom Lancaster said...

Thanks Escapee

We plan continue to collect and map structure data at all our sites in the hope that the purpose of the structures will further reveal themselves and get us a little closer to unlocking the mystery. As it stands right now, we truely have only shown that it may be worth the effort to continue to collect and map structure data.

Some have said that the structures are not related to Bigfoot. For now, I am going with the assumption that the structures were created by bigfoot with the hope that as we continue to collect and map structure data over the next several years at many sites, we will some day plainly see in the wealth of data what the structure's true purpose is, and use the information to help further unlock the mystery.

pragmatic said...

Tom or Billy:
First, congratulations on this rigorous piece of work. Are you prepared to speculate on why the "trail" takes a U-turn in the south-western corner of your map?

Could it be a route to deliberately avoid the forest trackway, or it is something to do with the lie of the land that isn't obvious on the map?

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