COLUMN: In the Shadows – Campfire tactics for Bigfoot research

This illustration shows four researchers sitting at a campfire and all facing the fire. To the Bigfoot, hopefully, they figure that the researchers are not watching them as they get close, because the researchers are looking at each other and talking.  

The thirst for knowledge by those first coming into Bigfoot research on what type of tactics should be used to research with is essential.  Several that we discuss today will revolve around the campfire.

The picture with this article shows four researchers sitting at a campfire and all facing the fire. To the Bigfoot, hopefully, they figure that the researchers are not watching them as they get close, because the researchers are looking at each other and talking.  

However, what the Bigfoot doesn’t realize, we hope, is that the researchers are watching the woods behind the researcher directly in front of them.  This is believed to give the Bigfoot a false sense of security and they will come up closer to check out the researchers.  

If you try this tactic, you must refrain from turning around and looking behind you at every little noise, and you also have to trust the person who is watching behind you that they will tell you when they see something, especially if something is approaching you.

Nearly ten years ago while in Honobia, Oklahoma, four Mid America Bigfoot Research Center researchers were sitting in a cold camp, no fire but there was a lantern.  They were sitting on a logging road with no tree branches extending out above them, and they were pelted with acorns and small rocks.

It was clear that the Bigfoot were trying to get very close to see what was going on, and one researcher asked to see the night vision scope, because there was movement in the bushes behind another researcher.  Just as the researcher brought up the scope, the Bigfoot leaned forward and its face was clearly seen in the night vision scope, sending the researcher into deep breathing from seeing the creature.  

The playing of Native America flute music had given the Bigfoot noise cover over their own movements and allowed them to get within 40 feet of the researchers. By giving the Bigfoot a little noise to give them confidence that their movements can be less noticed, you will discover that they will get very close to check out what you are doing.