Yes, we are late coming to this party. We did take notice of his retirement but other irons were burning a bit hotter in the fire at the time.
We enjoyed the Blogsquatcher, he wrote well, thought well and did some solid research of the phenomena of bigfoot. We noticed earlier in the year that he had decided to tackle a few controversial subjects in bigfootery, bigfoot/UFO reports and the psychic and paranormal bigfoot. His work fit nicely within our grand unified theory of bigfoot, but we are keeping that particular topic under wraps for a future project.
We liked that he had tackled those topics because:
- that topic makes the majority of “bigfoot researchers” very nervous and bigfootery gold often follows. We always get a chuckle from the comment of main stream bigfootery when they protest these wild theories are going to make us look like kooks. Here’s a hint to those folks, most people already think you are goofy.
- there is a certain percentage, albeit not large because it is dangerous ground, of “bigfoot researchers” that end up wandering down this path. In our opinion these are true field researchers that have gotten close to this phenomena and experienced things that cannot be cleanly and conveniently pigeon holed into normal explanations. Once someone starts down this path it has been our experience that they either jump in with two feet and glasses colored to often find those beyond normal aspects, and get labeled a whacko in the process, or they take the Blogsquatcher’s route.
And that is the last point of this particular post. We respect someone who has gotten close, had unexplainable crap happen, studied, researched and conclude that either their curiosity is satisfied or that they are dabbling in a phenomena that is simply too weird to bring to resolution. We can understand that.
Sadly, he has taken the blog down. We are hoping to find some cache articles, perhaps the wayback machine will have captured those pages, as they were keepers.