Western Bigfoot Society meeting report for September 3rd, 2011
Sunday, September 11th, 2011
Western Bigfoot Society meeting report for September 3rd, 2011
By Ray Crowe: Director of the Western Bigfoot Society and Senior Advisor of Bigfootology
The reconstituted Western Bigfoot Society held its first scheduled meeting at the home of Ray Crowe in Hillsboro, Oregon. The meeting was attended by Vice President Patty Reinhold 541-367-2359, guests, and filmed by Rhettman Mullis, Jr., MS, MHP, his son Dylan and wife Betty plus their adorable dog, Bindi. It was a pleasure to see Dan Ronyak again after several years. He has since moved from Eugene, Oregon, to Vancouver, Washington.
It was decided to have future meetings on the first Saturday of the month at our former meeting place in North Portland, at the Home Plate Café, 8501 North Lombard, 503-285-5505, owner and host Patty Deitz. The October 1st meeting, and future meetings, will start with a social hour at 6 PM and a speaker at 7 PM, and run until Patty evicts us. Future meetings will also be filmed by WBS-VP Patty Reinhold and the video will be posted at Bigfootology.com under the Western Bigfoot Society page.
Our October speaker will be veteran Squatcher Richard Grover. He plans on relating segments of his 35 years of experience that covers meeting with the icon Roger Patterson. Also he will focus on Bigfoot knocking down trees, the killing of cats, and I am hoping he remembers to bring photos of strangely stacked rocks; in this case it is the use of smaller rocks on the bottom. Grover works for Boeing Aircraft in Portland and can be contacted at 425-210-2709.
WBS Meeting – September 3rd, 2011:
Our Saturday meeting started off at 6 PM with guest speaker Brenda Palaske. Brenda had an amazing and humorous story of when she was a ten year old girl. Her tale begins while fishing at the new Promontory Park Campground, in the Small Fry Lake area, on the Clackamas River, Oregon. Arriving at 6 AM with her mom, sisters, and other family, she was busy trying to catch the first fish when at 7 AM, and somebody started throwing rocks in the water and splashing. Thinking it was errant kids she angrily yelled to, “Quit throwing the rocks because I’m trying to catch a fish.” In response, she had two more softball sized rocks come flying close to her from 25 feet away and splashing in the water from an area where branches were heard crackling as something moved away in a hurry. Thinking it might be a bear she decided to move to another site and her sister Connie commented one of the rocks could hit her and knock her out. She moved a hundred feet away and there she did catch the second fish of the day (12.5 inch rainbow trout) and was rewarded by a Portland, Oregon, Journal photographer taking her photo and running it in the paper (I forgot what issue and she was not about to tell us her age) . Years later she was watching a TV show about Bigfoot and realized that Bigfoot was probably her morning rock-throwing visitor. Although an avid fisherwomen, she never did return to the PGE Park as she was still afraid of what might lurk there. Brenda can be contacted at email@example.com.
The next interesting speaker was Rhettman Mullis, Jr., MS, MHP who was shown an amazing Bigfoot structure in the woods on the north side of the Olympic Peninsula (area is still being investigated). Some kids had first found the structure on the property owned by Becky on May 31, 2011. Steve, a friend of Becky, was alerted and went to inspect, then contacted Bigfootology for Rhett to come. Becky had been having occurrences related to her apple orchard as well when the creature would run across her property between buildings, tree nock, howl, and interact with others and buildings on the property. The structure (shelter) is next to a road (though out of sight) where a creek runs through a large culvert (large enough for a Bigfoot to pass) and into a pond in sight of the shelter. It is thought that this might be a good place to ambush game coming for water or to catch fresh fish further down the trail at the lake. The 11-12 foot shelter was composed of alder trees arranged teepee-fashion around a central alder pole and covered with ferns. There was nothing inside except for a twig stuck in the ground next to the center supporting pole. There was a large opening for a door and a small hole in the back (too small for an exit) There were no signs of human construction and to verify the structure was Bigfoot related there was a track found that Rhett photographed after outlining with flour to highlight – what he calls “contrast material” for photographing. Other areas had scattered sticks or were trampled.
Rhett added several comments concerning Bigfoot language, spirituality, and sociology, and commented that Bigfoot is transitory rather than migratory. Then he displayed a collection of bones recovered on the Lummi Reservation near Bellingham, Washington. There was a shoulder-blade and humerus of a cow that had been chewed, the latter having the end chewed off for the marrow. Rhett says the reservation has been cleared of bear, elk, and cougar that might have done the chewing; leaving the possibility that it was a Bigfoot. In support of that idea there was also a “Nerf” ball that had been chewed apart, but most impressive was a plastic hollow ball that had large teeth holes bitten in it. Rhett did comment that there are coyote in the area and the only large mammals are cows. As an aside Rhett showed his field bag that he had the bones in and commented that he found that one of the favorite baits of Bigfoot was Life Saver wild berry gummy worms. After the meeting Rhett continues to show more photos and discussed other theories that he has been working on in regards to Bigfoot. Rhett can be contacted at Rhettman@bigfootology.com and www.bigfootology.com.
As the third speaker, Don Monroe from Montana had an interesting presentation on the braiding of the manes of horses. He thinks it is a sign of higher intelligence in the Wild People, and indicated a great dexterity. Three plaits are arranged one over and under another; interwoven and twisted together, often lengthened by including tail hairs to make a possible rein to hold on to for riding. Rhettman commented relayed an account from an equestrian lady in Montana that stated it is not the heavy adults, but the younger creatures whose tiny fingers do the braids and rode the horsed (Don commented on Asian horses being ridden in that fashion). They range from simple three strands to more complicated ones similar to a French braid and are tied off with a tight hair knot. Don has investigated horses from near Owyhee, Oregon, on the Neil Hink Ranch and at Blazer Horses at the Phil Jenson Ranch to determine that out of 135 horses examined, 40, a trifle over a third, were found to have braids. The puzzled farmers usually just cut them off. It was noted that there is no activity when snow is on the ground, but only when the ground is hard and dry and doesn’t leave tracks. Also, Don commented, that strangely there is about a 79% chance that the braiding is done by a left handed creature, from the direction that hairs are divided. Don has a collection of about 50 braids from the west from; Wyoming, Minnesota, Nevada, Idaho, California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Arizona. There is an indication of braiding among feral horses. Although horses are known to spook when in the company of a Bigfoot or their spoor, it is believed they can become acclimated by repeated visits, the same as horses become used to bear or cougar presence or even carcasses loaded on their backs. I missed Don’s comments on some California grown zebras, sorry. Don also had an extensive collection of photos on his cell phone, but we were unable to download them at this time. Don can be contacted at: Box 18, Lima, MT 59739 (no computer). It was also noted that there has been a shared dialogue regarding braiding between Don Monroe and Dr. Igor Burtsev facilitated by Ronnie Roseman and Rhettman Mullis, Jr., MS, MHP.
Our last speaker, Ronnie Roseman, of Longview, Washington, gave a talk on when he and Don Monroe, with friend Mike, took a trek into the pine forests of the Saint Joe National Forest in Idaho in 2008. They visited a “serious-mysterious” area 20 miles from the road. “There a track here,” Ron said. There was a perfect 14 inch Bigfoot track on the trail that Don had photographed, when Ron, standing on a slight grade, fell and slid into the track demolishing it. “I hope Don doesn’t really get pissed off,” Ronnie said. Later, Ronnie stated that the camera that he carried he managed to lose; almost as if directed by something? Ronnie and Don also shared that on another night there was also a strange fluorescent blue light that illuminated the whole valley in a regular pattern along with a distant barking sound. The light would briefly flash, then sit idle for eight seconds, and flash again. This went on all night long for a total of six to eight hours. Ronnie wanted to go and explore the forest in the valley and search for the source, but Don counseled not; “They don’t do nice things to people there.” Ronnie can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Ray Crowe
Watch the actual September 3rd, 2011, Western Bigfoot Society meeting by clicking the play button. Videos may take a minute to start depending on your download speed.
Writing contribution, edited and photo credits by Rhettman A .Mullis, Jr., MS, MHP.
Bigfootology also presented Ray Crowe and Ronnie Roseman with a Legacy Award: Legendary Bigfoot Researcher.
Rhettman is presenting Ray Crowe with the Legacy Award: Legendary Bigfoot Researcher # 0000002. Ray Crowe is also recognized by Bigfootology as Recognized Literary Artist for his many years of publishing the Track Record with the Western Bigfoot Society.
Rhettman is presenting Ronald “Ronnie” Roseman with the Legacy Award: Legendary Bigfoot Researcher # 0000008. Ronnie Roseman is also recognized by Bigfootology as Recognized Bigfoot Artist in both literary and visual artistry from the articles he has written and as the producer of the documentary: Shaawanoki: The “Skunk Ape” Florida’s Bigfoot.
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