Sasquatch DNA and Its Illinois Connection

The long awaited scientific paper on sasquatch DNA was published today, 13 Feb 2013.

I am very excited that the blood sample that I obtained from Chatham, Illinois in September of 2011 was one of only three DNA samples nationwide in which a complete genome sequence was obtained. The blood sample came from a downspout that had been bitten into and ripped from a house in a subdivision.

The first link is to the main scientific article can be  found at:

DeNovo Scientific Journal (there is a fee involved).

http://www.advancedsciencefoundation.org/

 

 

This second link is to the project headquarters and contains detailed information as well as details on groups and individuals involved in this endeavor.

The Sasquatch Genome Project

http://sasquatchgenomeproject.org/

 

Illinois Barker

Once in awhile something very odd happens when I am recording.  This past Thursday, the 29th of November, 2012 my wife and I were awakened at 12:30 a.m. I heard my dog whining on the back deck. I first thought she had been attacked by one of the dogs that travels occasionally past our home.

[The now dry cove behind our home]

I immediately jumped up and raced for the door not knowing what the problem was. By the time I got outside my dog, Belle, had moved to the side yard and was barking towards something down by the cove, behind our house. Belle stopped and came back into the house and we all went to bed.

When I got up in the morning I listened to my nightly recordings and immediately found this dog barking. At first I was convinced that it was just a stray and I isolated the clip and put in my files for dog barks. I was going to keep it for future reference of dog sounds.

Later I started thinking about the strangeness of that night.

The barking went on for a full five minutes before Belle went outside. Belle normally spends the night going in and out and checking every couple of hours. I am just wondering if the lower tones on these barks did not awaken her as quickly as the  normal higher barks. When Belle went out onto the back deck she did not bark, she instead whined, which is odd. This whining is what woke my wife and I.

I am not saying dogmatically that this is not a stray dog barking, but because of the strangeness behind the recording it will require more sound analysis.

Recorded the 29th of November, 2012.

Click here to listen to sound clip:    Illinois Barker

Waveform view and spectral view of the Illinois Barker

Reference Species

Barred Owls (Strix varia) have a very wide-spread distribution throughout the Eastern United States, Eastern Canada and many areas in the West.

I have always held the belief that serious bigfoot researchers should become acquainted with not only the animals in their research areas but also birds and especially owls. Barred Owls make many vocalizations. Other than the familiar “who cooks for you” they also do screams, cackles and monkey like sounds. From the following recording you also notice how active and vocal they can be in the daylight hours.

While on expedition I have been surprised how many researchers are not acquainted with the sounds that Barred Owls most commonly use. Screams are one such vocalization that people confuse with other animals.

The typical Barred Owl scream can be heard in the following sound clips:

File # 120 – 2012.11.13
File # 47 – 2010.04.15
File # 26 – 2009.05.22
File # 24 – 2009.05.07

Single or double calls can be heard in the following sound clips:

File # 46 – 2010.03.16
File # 38 – 2009.05.29
File # 37 – 2009.05.29
File # 25 – 2009.05.10
File # 18 – 2009.04.30
File # 14 – 2009.04.27
File # 13 – 2009.04.23
File # 11 – 2009.04.22
File # 09 – 2009.04.18
File # 07 – 2009.04.11

Below is a listing of Barred Owls that I have recorded here in Central Illinois.

File # 129 – 2013.10.16
File # 128 – 2013.09.22
File # 127 – 2013.08.17
File # 126 – 2013.07.03
File # 125 – 2013.06.26
File # 124 – 2012.12.15
File # 123 – 2012.12.06
File # 122 – 2012.11.24
File # 121 – 2012.11.16
File # 120 – 2012.11.13
File # 119 – 2012.10.07
File # 118 – 2012.08.22
File # 117 – 2012.07.20
File # 116 – 2012.07.20
File # 115 – 2012.07.20
File # 114 – 2012.07.13
File # 113 – 2012.07.13
File # 112 – 2012.05.15
File # 111 – 2012.05.09
File # 110 – 2012.05.09
File # 109 – 2012.03.18
File # 108 – 2012.03.06
File # 107 – 2012.02.29
File # 106 – 2012.02.26
File # 105 – 2012.02.26
File # 104 – 2012.02.24
File # 103 – 2012.02.24
File # 102 – 2012.02.21
File # 101 – 2012.02.19
File # 100 – 2012.02.1
File # 99 – 2012.02.16
File # 98 – 2012.02.12
File # 97 – 2012.02.09
File # 96 – 2012.02.09
File # 95 – 2012.02.08
File # 94 – 2012.02.05
File # 93 – 2012.01.29
File # 92 – 2012.01.22
File # 91 – 2012.01.20
File # 90 – 2012.01.18
File # 89 – 2012.01.14
File # 88 – 2012.01.13
File # 87 – 2012.01.08
File # 86 – 2011.12.25
File # 85 – 2011.12.24
File # 84 – 2011.12.15
File # 83 – 2011.12.01
File # 82 – 2011.11.21
File # 81 – 2011.11.05
File # 80 – 2011.10.27
File # 79 – 2011.10.26
File # 78 – 2011.10.23
File # 77 – 2011.10.17
File # 76 – 2011.10.04
File # 75 – 2011.09.08
File # 74 – 2011.09.01
File # 73 – 2011.08.31
File # 72 – 2011.07.28
File # 71 – 2011.07.28
File # 70 – 2011.06.15
File # 69 – 2011.04.01
File # 68 – 2011.03.30
File # 67 – 2011.03.27
File # 66 – 2011.03.27
File # 65 – 2011.03.16
File # 64 – 2011.03.16
File # 63 – 2010.11.19
File # 62 – 2010.10.28
File # 61 – 2010.10.22
File # 60 – 2010.10.22
File # 59 – 2010.10.22
File # 58 – 2010.10.20
File # 57 – 2010.10.20
File # 56 – 2010.10.15
File # 55 – 2010.10.15
File # 54 – 2010.10.13
File # 53 – 2010.10.13
File # 52 – 2010.10.13
File # 51 – 2010.10.09
File # 50 – 2010.10.09
File # 49 – 2010.10.09
File # 48 – 2010.09.12
File # 47 – 2010.04.15
File # 46 – 2010.03.16
File # 45 – 2009.06.05
File # 44 – 2009.06.05
File # 43 – 2009.06.05
File # 42 – 2009.06.05
File # 41 – 2009.05.30
File # 40 – 2009.05.29
File # 39 – 2009.05.29
File # 38 – 2009.05.29
File # 37 – 2009.05.29
File # 36 – 2009.05.29
File # 35 – 2009.05.28
File # 34 – 2009.05.28
File # 33 – 2009.05.27
File # 32 – 2009.05.25
File # 31 – 2009.05.25
File # 30 – 2009.05.24
File # 29 – 2009.05.24
File # 28 – 2009.05.24
File # 27 – 2009.05.24
File # 26 – 2009.05.22
File # 25 – 2009.05.10
File # 24 – 2009.05.07
File # 23 – 2009.05.04
File # 22 – 2009.05.04
File # 21 – 2009.05.04
File # 20 – 2009.05.03
File # 19 – 2009.05.03
File # 18 – 2009.04.30
File # 17 – 2009.04.30
File # 16 – 2009.04.30
File # 15 – 2009.04.30
File # 14 – 2009.04.27
File # 13 – 2009.04.23
File # 12 – 2009.04.23
File # 11 – 2009.04.22
File # 10 – 2009.04.18
File # 09 – 2009.04.18
File # 08 – 2009.04.18
File # 07 – 2009.04.11
File # 06 – 2009.04.09
File # 05 – 2009.04.09
File # 04 – 2008.05.18
File # 03 – 2007.03.22
File # 02 – 2007.03.20
File # 01 – 2007.01.04

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Finding Bigfoot In Illinois

Finding Bigfoot, the hit Animal Planet TV show is coming to the Alton, Illinois area.  Producers and organizers will hold an invitation-only town hall meeting during the last week of this month. Bigfoot experiences sent to the email address should include the date that it occurred and the location. If anyone has a Bigfoot experience please send your story to [email protected].

Guest on Illinois Central.TV

Recently I was contacted to do a short interview with Illinois Central, a weekly half-hour program that airs every Saturday at 6:30p and 10:35p, and every Sunday at 10:35p on ABC Newschannel 20 and 15, Springfield and Champaign, Illinois.

 

Please click on link below to watch the video:

Sasquatch vs Coyotes

The topic of coyotes interacting with sasquatch has been talked about for a long time. It has been noted that many times coyotes while howling will be joined by another large voice, many times the coyotes immediately stop their vocals.

This recording of the Illinois Howl recorded in the spring of 2006 in Central Illinois shows a coyote howling immediately followed by a louder and deeper voice.

Illinois Howl – recorded the 12th of April 2006 in Central Illinois.

In 2009 a series of recordings were obtained over a two month period in Colorado.

Colorado Howl – Pt. 1

From Texas BFRO Investigator Sybilla Irwin we read

Second vocalization occurred ten minutes later at 10:00 PM from a location of approximately 150 to 200 yards south of our camp, across a meadow. A lone coyote began the vocals and was answered by the unknown animal, which had apparently moved within ¼ mile of our camp location. The coyote and the unknown continued to vocalize back and forth to each other as the coyote crossed the meadow moving west.  The participants seemingly met, and then everything went silent.

What is significant about Sybilla’s recordings is that she was there at the time of the recording and could tell that the animals were changing positions and coming together.

The coyotes and Colorado Howler were recorded multiple times in July and August of 2009 by Sybilla Irwin, Todd Perteet and myself.

Colorado Howl – Pt. 2

Colorado Howl – Pt. 3

So what is the meaning of this supposed meeting up of coyotes and possible sasquatch. Do they join together for a joint hunt much as modern man and his hunting dogs, or do the sasquatch bring them scraps? Until they are visually observed interacting together we won’t know for sure.

There are a couple of recent articles noting the relationship that ravens have with wolves and other large predators. Perhaps this is part of the answer.

Dinner Guests

He notes instances in his Yellowstone studies in which ravens located injured elk and called raucously, attracting the attention of a local wolf pack to an easy kill.

BirdNote  -  Ravens and Wolves

Raven researcher Bernd Heinrich writes: “Ravens associate with any animals that kill large game – polar bears, grizzlies, wolves, coyotes, killer whales, and humans. … In the Arctic, … native peoples know when the caribou arrive on their migrations, by the announcements of ravens who travel with them and feed on the kills of the wolves along the flanks of the herds.”

BirdNote. And a short 2 minute podcast from Bridnote

Cougar photo from Morgan County, Illinois verified by IDNR

Yesterday around 2 p.m. I was contacted by a Facebook friend who stated that a friend of his from Central Illinois had obtained a photo of a cougar on a gamecam.  Later on in the evening I was contacted by another friend from Jacksonville, Illinois concerning the same photo.


Photo courtesy of Mark Cobb.
The article from the State-Journal Register can be read here:

Cougar photographed in Morgan County.

This is only the fourth confirmed cougar in Illinois. Links to  the other three cougar incidents can be found in this article.

Black Panthers and Tawny Cougars in Illinois.

Seneca Library – Presentation

I am going to be a guest speaker at the Seneca Public Library this coming Thursday, October 18th, 2012.

 

“Bigfoot In Illinois”

 

This Thursday

October 18th, 2012

6 PM

Public Invited

Seneca Public Library

210 N. Main St.

Seneca, IL 61360

 

 

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Soup & Salad – Lincoln Land Community College Presentaion

I am going to be a guest speaker at Soup & Stories at Lincoln Land Community College this coming Tuesday, October 16th, 2012.

 

“Bigfoot In Illinois”

 

This Tuesday

October 16th, 2012

12 – 1 PM

Public Invited

Lincoln Land Community College

R.H. Stephens Room, Menard Hall

5250 Shepherd Road

Springfield, Illinois 62794

 

 

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Afterlife Paranormal Conference and Film Festival

I am going to be a guest speaker at the Afterlife Paranormal Conference and Film Festival in Chicago, Illinois this coming Saturday, October 6th, 2012.

 

“Bigfoot In Illinois”

 

This Saturday

October 6th, 2012

1:30 PM

The Portage Theater

4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL 60641

 

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