Showing posts with label Joe Beelart. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Joe Beelart. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Joe Beelart Reviews Peter Byrne's "The Monster Trilogy Guidebook"

Cover art for Peter Byrne's Monster Trilogy Guidebook
For Bigfoot insiders Joe Beelart needs no introduction. Cliff Barackman has referred to him as "The King of Clackamas," a title earned by Joe's extensive research of Bigfoot encounters in the Oregon's Clackamas region.

Today he reviews Peter Byrnes new book "Monster Trilogy Guidebook". Peter Byrne also needs no introduction as he is a pioneer in Bigfoot research. He has been committed to the search for unrecognized creatures for over 50 years. Peter has led expeditions in the Himalayas to search for the yeti, and then pioneered Sasquatch research in North America. He is recognized as one of the four men of sasquatchery, a title of distinction for a generation of pioneers in Sasquatch research that includes John Green, Rene Dehinden and Dr. Grover Krantz.

Please read Joe Beelart's complete review below:

Review of Peter’s new book by Joe Beelart:   July 2013


Peter Byrne’s new book The Monster Trilogy Guidebook is exactly what it should be; a foundation stone of Bigfoot literature based on six decades of well-funded field work in the Himalaya, Pacific Northwest, and Scotland.  In it, Byrne straightforwardly tells the reader he has never seen one of his monsters; but he assures us they live!  And, he encourages the peaceful pursuit of proving their existence.

Serious researchers should purchase a copy and study it.  Probably, this is not a book for casual or new aspirants in the subjects for Byrne does not delve deep into history, list tables of sightings, tell tales of times past and grandiose expectations for the future, etc.  Rather, he tells the serious enthusiast how to go about field research with the reasons for his suggestions based on what is possibly the most field time ever accumulated by one man in any outdoor pursuit.  In short, Byrne shares hard earned experience; researchers should heed his words.

While Byrne barely comments on it, the theme of this memoir is conservation.  Only in passing does he mention the great White Grass Plains Wildlife Reserve he established in southwest Nepal under the auspices of the International Wildlife Conservation Society, and the patronage of the Nepalese royal family.   In conservation circles, the White Grass Plains is widely recognized as one of the most important achievements of the last half of the twentieth century.  For his work Byrne was honored with awards by the Royal Geographic Society, London and the Explorer’s Club of New York, among other high profile groups.

When Byrne encourages ready-at-hand still and video cameras to capture and prove the reality of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster; instead of shooting them with a powerful rifle, we see his concern for the creatures and their future.  He also stresses practicing with a camera until its operation is second nature, for an encounter of a lifetime may last only seconds, or if lucky, minutes, and from experience as an investigator Byrne tells us when that encounter occurs, in all likelihood the witness will be shaken.

With those brief notes I assessed the general value of this book, established the principles of the book, and offered a snippet of the many suggestions Byrne makes on conducting field research.  Now, a few observations about how it is written.  Byrne is an expert writer and story teller.  I own at least seven of his books which include Himalayan and Indian history, novels, and his early Bigfoot book.  I have enjoyed every one.  So when I say I feel there is a hint of disdain in The Monster Trilogy Guidebook toward our favorite monster – Bigfoot – I have a basis for my remark.

Or, perhaps it is more accurate to say Byrne may hold a bit of derision toward a segment of Bigfoot “researchers” and enthusiasts who maybe an audience for this book; the gee-whiz folks.  Make no mistake; in the sixteen (16) chapters he devotes to the subject, he professionally covers a lot of ground fast, possibly to the point of being brusque.  But, there seems to be a lack of liveliness, understated humor and attraction to the subject which is so prevalent in his other works.

It is as if Byrne knows he must address a topic, does so, and then goes on to the next.  A telling hint is the title of Chapter 16:  “Go Get ‘Em.”   Why not use a little more encouraging title like “Onward?”  Maybe it’s because Byrne has spoken so many times to so many people that don’t read, have not gone into the hills and, even if they can, never will.  Maybe he is tired of people, who in the American way, want superficial entertainment from Bigfoot talks and films.

There is a decided change in attitude when Byrne writes about the Yeti.  Again there are sixteen (16) short chapters, but these are filled with wonder and humor and technical tips beyond compare or imagination.  Truly, Byrne’s love of the Himalaya shines in this wonderful section.  It is contagious.  And in the Himalaya, I’m quite sure Byrne did not speak to crowds; or perhaps hold back information due to contract constraints as may have been required in his Bigfoot research.

Finally Byrne talks about the Loch Ness Monster.  This section will make you smile.  For certain, Byrne was on a hillman’s holiday as he rode boats, glassed Loch Ness waters, and enjoyed pleasant hospitality searching for one of the most celebrated monsters in the world.  And in this section, in quiet ways, Byrne pays both tribute and respect to the rich men who funded his expeditions.  For those rich men knew, when they wrote the checks, that they were engaging a personable, honest, fit, quietly eloquent man who would represent their interests and names in impeccable fashion.  Thank those men, and the man who lived their dreams, and maybe yours, for this fine book.
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Hancock House Publishers 2013:  trade paperback 8.5”x5.5” with 176 pages and 116 photographs and illustrations:  US $19.95:  HancockHouse.com or 1.800.938.1114






Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Today in Bigfoot History | May 21 2001 | James "Bobo" Fay has a Bigfoot Encounter

James "Bobo" Fay with some serious wood knockin' sticks
This is a report that was published in Ray Crowe's Track Record in 2001. Bobo may have at one time gone by Jay instead of James, I don't know, he has always been Bobo to me. I think the age is incorrectly reported as well. Regardless of those minute details, this is a great report full of blood curdling details. I also like that it was investigated by Joe Beelart (read more about Joe Beelart) and reported over the phone to Ray Crowe

Humboldt County, California

2001

Jay “Bobo” Fay had a series of incidents in northern California in late May, 2001. The sighting was referred to Joe Beelart for investigation. The site, east of Arcata, California, near the Klamath River and in the Bald Hills near Weitchpec, and east of Orick to north near Schoolhouse Peak. The following abstracted from telephone notes of Joe Beelart. On May 21st, Jay (nickname Bobo), went to the mountains near the Klamath River, 15-18 miles NE of Orick on the north side of Bald Mtn., three to five miles north on Johnson Road. and when alone at night, he was aggressively confronted by two and possible three vocalizing, limb breaking, sasquatches. He heard knocking of wood-on-wood on the Bald Hill road. Twice, there were two sharp blows, about 100 yards away in the treeline. Canine howling after 9pm from several miles to the NW...coyote, dog, wolf. As they came closer howls became a man-wail. They were answered from his immediate left at 9:30PM. There was brush moving, loud snaps of sticks breaking, and motion to his side.

At 150 yards in the tree line there was a vocalization of, “AHHH,” like huge exhalings and lips flapping like a horse sound. The two howls merged, maybe a third was there also. Never saw anything.

The closest they came to the vehicles was 50 yards. A pit bull in the truck made no noise and had tail between legs. On May 22nd. Bobo went to area again, alone. Another display of vocal aggression, but not as close as the previous night. May 27th.

Bobo at site with John Freitas and Eric Holland. Bigfoot calls were broadcast. A large Bigfoot approached within 20 feet of the vehicle, within 10-15 min of starting broadcast. No photos were taken by veteran researchers. (Unbelievable!)

(Allegedly) A huge 9 foot creature (gauged by stump height) bluff charged John’s car at 11:15pm. A Starlight viewer of Russian Ukrainian model, Gen. II night scope used for viewing. It was snorting, a nasal noise, bobbing up and down, for 10-20 seconds. It was big and block shaped. Would raise arm over head, like a big monkey. There was no neck, a giant black blob, moving through tree line. When running there was a huge boom-boom sound, but padding could also be heard.

A large thump was heard as if something was thrown. No tracks were found. At one time it tried to stand behind a small tree, but stuck out 1 1/2 feet on each side, but still tried to “peek” out. It bobbed its head continuously. Ray Crowe met “Bobo” at the opening of the Bigfoot extension museum in Willow Creek (he had some reports).

Bobo is a former logger, 45, 6’4.”

He’s been looking for Bigfoot for 15 years. (C) Track Record 2001 
By the way, I highly recommend purchasing the digital version of the Track Record.  You can buy the Track record at Amazon.com.

The track record has over 174 Newsletters spanning the years 1991-2007 containing over 3000 pages. As editor, ray Crowe did a fantastic job collecting all sorts of Bigfoot lore. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Lawyer Blog Thinks Fmr Oregon Gov Embrace of Bigfoot is Damaging, Not True

(The Telegraph - Jun 9, 1977)
When the measure passed 4-0 it went international. Below is the actual language of the legislation recently posted by the Lawyers Guns and Money Blog (LGMB).


Oregon Legislative Assembly—1977 Regular Session
House Joint Resolution 52 Sponsored by Representative Kulongoski (at the request of Anita Paulsen)
Protects Wildlife Species known as Sasquatch or Bigfoot and prohibits harassing, annoying or intimidating of Sasquatch.
Imposes penalty of two days labor picking up garbage along Oregon highways for violation of Act.
As a consequence of economic growth and development, untempered by adequate concern and conservation, many species of wildlife become extinct. The possible loss of one such species, Sasquatch or Bigfoot as it is sometimes known, causes especial concern to the Oregon Legislative Assembly.
Notwithstanding that Sasquatch are reputed to live in Devil’s Club swamps and feed on poison oak, there are those who insist on searching for them. Although no one has positively identified or captured one, this Legislative Assembly feels that it is a matter of time before this event will occur. In the past, friends of Sasquatch, out of respect for this shy creature, that has never so much as stolen a picnic blanket, have covered all sign of the creature’s existence. But with the encroachment of civilization and hoards of Sasquatch hunters upon its habitat, it has become more difficult for Sasquatch protectors to do so; now, therefore,
Be It Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon:
That we, the members of the Fifty-ninth Legislative Assembly, declare that harassing, annoying or intimidating Sasquatch is punishable by a maximum of two days labor picking up garbage along Oregon highways.
The commentary from post author Erik Loomis ends with, "I mean, if Kulongoski was still governor and I found this, I feel I could seriously do some damage to his career."

The truth is there is no damage possible to his career, Kulongoski went full bore. When he presented the legislation it is reported that Ted Kulongoski was dressed in a gorilla costume.


Below is an excerpt of an Oregonian article written in 2002 by Bigfoot research legend Joe Beelart.


Twenty-five years ago a young state representative from Eugene took to the floor of the Oregon House, wearing a gorilla suit, to introduce a resolution to prohibit “harassing, annoying or intimidating” Bigfoot, Sasquatch or any other like creature. The lawmaker in the suit was Ted Kulongoski.
Need further proof that Kulongoski is willing to double-down on his association with Bigfoot? Watch the 150th Clebration of Oregon video below.


Also, Cryptomundo has a great article on how Oregon Governors tend to support Sasquatch. John Kitzaber, will always be known as the first Oregon Governor to acknowledge in front of TV cameras, and while in office during his second term that Bigfoot is real, and still got reelected.
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