Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tom Biscardi Shows Where To Track In Florida To Find Bigfoot

We got an early start this morning at sunrise. After the team had breakfast at the Waffle house, we headed into the swamp to set up camp find a prime location for tonights night optics operation. Tom showed me how to use tracks in combination to find the ideal bf area. We found it when Bill spotted the bobcat, deer and pig headed the same direction. The area opened into a prarrie with clear views to the horizon. The hogs were grunting at us...a clear sign of fear. Tom had us deploy camera traps near the water areas to leave up for the three days. Back at the camp in West Track we decided to use a large camp fire with thermal imaging of the Withlacoochee River which is next to it.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Tim Fasano And Tom Biscardi Are Teaming Together To Work The Green Swamp Of Florida

The world famous Tom Biscardi and his team of six experts have hooked up with Tim Fasano (YouTube Guy) to work the Green Swamp of Florida and the Richloam track with high-tech night optics and computer radar imagaing. This will be ground breaking for this area for this type of gear has not been used in the areas we are going into.

Animal Planet this week will kick off a six part series called Finding Bigfoot starting in Florida. We are getting the jump on them, and will show you the "real" Florida, not the stuff they fake on TV. We have allready collected fantastic evidence, and will find more when we begin night operations at four corner and west Polk county. Stay tuned. As soon as I can get back to an internet connection in range of my wireless, I will fill you in.
Tim Leading Tom Into the Camp Area

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Searching The Green Swamp For Game Trails

Dave (A Bigfoot researcher from Orlando) and I went hiking in the Green Swamp West Track Saturday looking for signs of animal life. We had our camping gear and were prepared to spend the night. The area we were in was miles off of the State road, and evidence of wildlife from deer, pigs, rabbits and other animals was everywhere.

We also found what might be a footprint in a muddy area and I had a visual that may only have been the wind blowing, but Dave and I went into that cypress swamp area and investigated it. I will post more videos on YouTube as I get the time. I am very busy right now getting ready for my team to show up next week.
I am interested in deploying camera traps that can work for weeks on their own and capture some high quality images that you could not get on your own hiking. I really think that technology is the correct way to go in Sasquatch research. Many unclassified animals are being found worldwide with this technology.
The sun was getting low in the sky and we had camping gear with us, so we returned to our cars and decided to set up camp. We were parked next to a sand island, and spent most of the late afternoon gathering firewood. It was the perfect wide open area that you want as a campsite. It was something I had never done before and it was a lot of fun. 

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Bigfoot Expedition Has Begun

This is a unique opportunity to spend a week in the woods searching for the Florida skunk ape, or Sasquatch. I have a field researcher from the local area who will meet up with me Saturday and the major group of guys will be here from out of State on Tuesday. They bring a tech guy, a tracker guy, a computer nerd, a big game hunter, and anthropologist and a publicity guy. The local media will be involved but must keep their distance.


There are some major financers who have put up big money for high-tech gear such as night infrared optics and thermal devices. We will also be using a radar computer imaging device that will send signals into the jungle to dected anomolies that are inconsistent with the rest of the area. 

It will be a lot of hard work and require sleeping in very hot and humid conditions. We are more than willing to do this if we can find proof of the Florida sasquatch.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Memoial Day Expedition Ready To Go

Just a note to let you know that we have worked out logistics of where the prime location areas are located. In addition there are many that are interested in attending. This is going as well as I could have hoped. There is a contact link on this blog and you can let me know days you can show and provide phone number and good time to call so we can talk.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

We Will look For Evidence

The type of wetlands we will be in
Our team outing in central Florida should yield many good things. Many guys have been involved in plans for this. We have people coming in from all over the country. I am really looking forward to meeting and working with this team in our search for Bigfoot in the Green Swamp

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Team Members Needed In A Deep Field Operation In Central Florida

It is no longer hunting season and we believe the Florida Sasquath is on the move. I am forming a team that will go out on monthly expeditions all through Florida from the panhandle to the Green Swamp to the Everglades. You don't have to go to every event, but good members are needed. The first event is May 31-June 2 in the a swamp area. I can't  give the location because I have five members who are ready to go and we don't want anyone showing up who is not on team. I need two people with research experience who can come to an event that is using very high-tech gear including an infared camera with thermal am image radar. Please contact me if you are interested.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Timbergiantbigfoot Videos Reviewed By Canadians On The BFF

There are many comments on the Bigfoot Forum boards that shed insight on the character and research of Jim - Timber Bigfoot Giant Forest. The ones that are from Ontario recognize the areas he is going into as short on forest and wildlife. He seems to aim his camera to cover that up. He may also be hiking around the parameter of a wild safari park where you can video monkeys swinging from trees - inside and outside the park- in a natural setting. The animals are not in cages.

"I don't buy the whole 'Jim thing'. The 'gifting' of a boar's tusk is dubious along with many other claims and shady 'evidence'. And the kicker? He's asking for donations to fund his research. I think he's a great business man and a better deceiver. That's just my personal opinion. And, I recognize his research area which is in Dundas Ontario. If you watch his vids, he keeps going around the same areas and cleverly only videos so far into the woods because there's hardly any woods where he researches. Doesn't add up to me. Doesn't help that FB/FB is endorsing his stuff - most embarrassingly the 'tiptoeing 600lb Bigfoot on a branch'. That's crazy talk! But again, only my opinion." Ontario Bigfoot Reports
If you watch all his videos, IMO, they are a tad sensationalistic and Jim appears somewhat delusional. Jim has admitted to being retired, so I doubt his funds are that limited. I've spent thousands upon thousands of dollars on researchng, but I'm not going to post suspect vids on Youtube and ask for donations from the public. That to me is shifty. If you think that's fine, all the more power to you, but realize you lose ALL credibility as a researcher under the circumstances. If you have great videos that show more than blobsquatches or light/shadow-play, by all means sell them to the public. But displaying vids of absolutely nothing and claiming they're full of Bigfoot 'evidence', and then asking for money to fund your research, c'mon...that's criminal. Jim's a great businessman, albeit crooked, because he's duped many and most likely is getting some funds donated. Heck, comments on his Youtube  page have people practically giving him their savings. I can't assume he's getting a lot of money, nor can anyone assume he's not. Right? But, he's asking for money. Shame...shame...shame. Michael Greene lost credibility amongst some researchers and he video'd something thermally that concretely resembled a Bigfoot. Greene asked for $3 initially for each public viewing on his webpage (later reduced to $2). But because Greene asked for money, his reputation was compromised with some researchers. Jim's asking for money to fund research, yet he has nothing concrete to show for. Hmmm...that doesn't seem greasy to you?
I've spoken with Jim a few times and I know the area he researches. I've been through his research area. So, yes...it's Dundas, regardless of what is stated above.
Spare trees indicate spare forest in his videos. I can make that statement because I know the forest he's 'researching'. Absolutely spare tree cover doesn't always indicated spare forest, but in this case it absolutely does. If you watch ALL of his videos, he's stating that he's in new areas but he's not. He just keeps going back and forth, back and forth to make it appear he's covering a large area, when in reality, he's in a VERY small area - that's why I made my comment in my previous post about him going over the same area.
FB/FB endorsing his vids means a whole lot to serious researchers because FB/FB endorses blatant hoaxes. Jim is losing credibility not only as a result of some of his ludacris claims and alleged findings, but because he himself is endorsing FB/FB further fabricating his claims and alleged findings.
He filmed a squirrel by accident, admittedly, while letting FB/FB run with it... and only very quietly acknowledging that it is most likely a squirrel. If he was legit, he'd shut the nonsense down on FB/FB pertaining to his squirrel vid. Yet quietly he reaps the benefits. That's a great businessman full of deceit."   Ontario Bigfoot Reports
This is very objective analysis on a possible hoaxer just trying to make money so he can pay to promote his videos on YouTube. If he has found Sasquatch, why does he need to pay to driver traffic to those videos? This does not make sense.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Okefenokee Swamp Canoe Camping Trip

The Fellow Travelers traditionally take a three-day trip through the Okefenokee about the first week-end in October. This trip is limited to ten persons because thatis about the number who can camp on the platforms without severe overcrowding. There is a fee of $10 per person per night which must be paid in advance in order to secure the necessary permit.
Swamp trips are great, but there are restrictions which make them somewhat inferior to river trips. Most camping is on crowded platforms, and there are no campfires. Most trails have almost nowhere to stop for a dry land break. Canoeing can be strenuous if the water level is low. Peat blow-ups can make it seem more like pushing through mud rather than canoeing through water. Still, most of the canoeing is easy, and a swamp trip is one of the best opportunities to see wildlife.
There are three entrances for canoes--Stephen Foster Park near Fargo, the Suwannee Canal entrance near Folkston, and the Kingfisher Landing near Racepond, about midway between Folkston and Waycross. It is also possible to launch canoes at the Suwannee River sill, but this is better used for trips down the Suwannee than for actually canoeing the swamp. Private canoes can not enter the swamp at the commercial park near Waycross.
Stephen Foster State Park (soon to be included in the new Okefenokee State Park) is an excellent park with 67 campsites, nice cabins at a reasonable fee, rental motorboats and canoes, a museum, and a primitive campground available for group use. The boat basin is just off Billy's Lake. There is a fee for entrance into the refuge and for launching boats.
Stephen Foster is the place to go for those wanting to see Billy's Lake, Billy's Island, the Suwannee River narrows, the sill, the Middle Fork Run of the Suwannee, Minnie's Lake, and Big Water Lake. All of these destinations can be reached in a day's time and still give the paddler time to return before dark--but those going to Big Water should get an early start.
The Brown Trail to Craven’s Hammock is probably permanently closed since the Suwannee sill is no longer used to maintain a higher water level on the western side of the swamp.  The Fellow Travelers once had a permit to Craven’s Hammock but could not complete the trip due to low water levels, and that was when the sill was in operation.  However, Chip Campbell of Okefenokee Adventures says it is still possible to get a permit for the trip.  There is a large of area of dry land at the end of the trail, and it is supposed to be a really grand site for camping.
The west side of the swamp is probably the most scenic area, particularly for those who like beautiful cypress trees and canopied canoe trails. The area is fairly busy, especially the Billy's Lake and Billy's Island sections. Birds and alligators are easily spotted. Deer, foxes, raccoons, and foxes roam the park. Occasionally a bobcat is seen, and even more occasionally a black bear will be noted.
Suwannee Canal, or Camp Cornelia, is the headquarters for the refuge. There is a boardwalk, an observation tower, a museum, rental canoes and motorboats, and a restored swamp homestead. There is a fee for entrance into the refuge and a launch fee for boats.
The Suwannee Canal itself is much like a river, and is not especially interesting. It is obviously a man-made trail, but without it the interior of the swamp would be inaccessible. The day use portion of the canal is almost straight for about ten miles, and ends just past the Canal Run shelter. There is a day use shelter at Coffee Bay, and it is a hangout for alligators and raccoons looking for a scrap of food. There are chemical toilets at Coffee Bay and about a mile from the put-in.
The Suwannee Canal is the put-in for those who wish to paddle through Grand Prairie and Chesser Prairie. Trails lead to Monkey Lake, Buzzard's Roost Lake, and Gannett Lake. Most of the area reached from the Suwannee Canal entrance is open prairie, but it is alive with alligators and birds. Between November and February the prairies are home to hundreds of sandhill cranes.
The Orange Trail begins at the Suwannee Canal entrance and has the Canal Run shelter as the overnight stop. This shelterhas been rebilt and is now a full-size shelter in excellent repair. There is a little dry land where tents can be pitched. Beware of expecting this dry ground in wet weather,. Campfires are permitted here.  The trail from the shelter to Stephn Foster has the reputation of being overgrown and unpleasant, but three Fellow Travelers paddled it in 2005 and found it to be an unmitigated delight.  The trail is narrow, but there was only place which required anyone to get out of the canoes to clear an obstruction.  The trail had numerous alligators, turtles, and birds.  The wildflowers were perhaps the prettiest ever observed in the Okefenokee. 
The Purple Trail is a favorite. It, too, begins at Suwannee Canal. About eight miles down the canal the trails takes off to the right through Chase Prairie. This portion of the trail is difficult at low water levels, but it is a bird watcher's paradise. Wood storks are often seen. The shelter at Round Top is in good repair, and gives a beautiful view of the sunsets and sunrises. The sight of sandhill cranes flying against the colorful sky is one to remember.
From Round Top, it is an easy paddle to the second night's destination at Floyd's Island, although the canal to the island can also be difficult in low water. Yellow flies and mosquitoes are a real problem in that stretch. The trail itself is very pretty, and it becomes forested within about a mile of Floyd's Island.
The island is a delightful place to spend time. There is an old cabin there, and it is available for sleeping and eating. The cabin has recently undergone major repairs and is in exceptionally good repair.  It does, however, have its share of roaches and rodents. There is a well there. Be prepared to prime the pump, and do not expect to drink the highly sulfuric water. The island is home to many deer, foxes, raccoons, bobcats, and probably black bears. The oaks and pines are enormous. Campfires are permitted, and firewood is plentiful.
The island requires portaging the canoes and gear across the island, but there are carts there to make the task easier. The run from Floyd's Island is through a mostly forested area, and it joins the Red Trail for its final miles to Stephen Foster Park.
The Kingfisher Landing entrance is without facilities except for a porta-john. Finding the place presents a problem, but it is on County Road 99 off US 1 just south of Racepond. This is the beginning of the Red and Green Trails. Both begin in a man-made canal and split about mile later, the Green Trail turning south toward Bluff Lake and the Red Trail turning north toward Maul Hammock.
The Red Trail is the longest trail in the system, and reaching Maul Hammock before dark can be a chore if the water level is low. The trail winds through open prairie through Double Lakes, Ohio Lake, and finally to Maul Hammock Lake. The shelter is in poor repair. Maul Hammock is a pretty lake, though.
After leaving Maul Hammock, the trail begins to run through narrow channels of shrub plants. Spider webs are a constant nuisance. There is a fairly good break area at Dinner Pond, and a water monitoring station is there. From Dinner Pond, the trail goes through a section with many logs obstructing the waterway, but it is generally possible to negotiate the trail without getting out of the canoe. Once Big Water Lake is reached the canoeing becomes easy. There is a day use shelter shortly after entering the lake. The Big Water shelter is slightly off the main trail on the spur trail to Floyd's Island. The shelter is in excellent repair, but it sits high above the water and requires lifting the gear a bit.
From the shelter to Stephen Foster is a piece of cake. After leaving Big Water Lake, the trail is mostly through wooded areas until reaching Minnie's Lake. This is one of the prettiest lakes in the swamp. The cypress trees are huge, and alligators abound. There is a day-use shelter on the right at the end of the lake.
The trail from Minnie's Lake to Billy's Lake is through the Middle Fork of the Suwannee. This is another twisting section and requires some quick paddling to avoid running into the cypress trees.
It is easy to reach Billy's Island, the most over-rated part of the swamp. Take a left upon entering Billy's Lake and paddle about a mile to the landing. There is a cemetery and some remnants of the logging community which was on the island during the first part of the twentieth century.
It is only about two miles to the take-out at Stephen Foster.
The Green Trail is also a prairie trail all the way to Bluff Lake. It winds through to Flag Lake and Durden Lake before reaching the shelter. The shelter is in an area where day use is permitted, so it is possible to run into other people even after setting up camp on the shelter. Again, the shelter is in need of repair and can be home to vultures. Bluff Lake is fairly small, but it is a pretty view from the shelter.
After leaving the shelter, the trail continues toward the junction with the Blue Trail which connects the Purple Trail and Green Trail. It is a fairly easy paddle to Floyd's Island but the canopied trails are a haven for spiders.  Occasionally low water makes the paddling difficult.
Organized groups (Boy Scouts, church groups, etc.) are allowed to camp at Mixon’s Hammock which is just past the south end of Billy’s Lake and less than two miles from Stephen Foster State Park.  Mixon’s Hammock has a dock and a composting toilet but no shelter and no tables.  It is a beautiful camping area reminiscent of Floyd’s Island minus the cabin.  Camping is in  a clearing under the hardwoods.  The trail from the dock to the camping area is approximately 200 yards.  It is an excellent vantage point to explore the western side of the swamp.  The Fellow Travelers were able to use the area in October 2007 because most of the trails were closed due to fire damage and extremely low water levels.  Anyone camping at this site would be able to tour Billy’s Island and Minnie’s Lake and still return to camp before dark.  Likewise, the dock is located just at the beginning of the River Narrows heading toward the sill so trips in that direction are also feasible.  The hammock is populated by very large raccoons, deer, birds, and bugs.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Florida Bigfoot Team

I have had a big response to the November - March Bigfoot expeditions I have planned for people wanting to come along and look for the skunk ape. Since there seems to be much interest in this, I will now have a camping/backpacking outing once a month and a 'day tip' once a month. These will be on the second and forth weekend of every month. I have also changed the name of my blog to the "Florida Bigfoot Team." It is time I start working with those that much experience in areas that I don't. This way we can learn from each other and grow as a team.

I have applied for a permit into the Green Swamp area to camp over the Memorial Day Weekend. Maybe we will come away with our own Memorial Day Bigfoot video!  How cool would that be? The trip would be planed from Friday night to Sunday morning. I will have more details as soon as I get the reservation confirmed. Now, I just need 3 people who have experience in camping, and who have gear, that would attend.

The Memorial Weekend Trip will be in one of these Camp sites (pending)
Send me an email or message on my YouTube site if you are interested. If nothing else, this can be a fun camping trip among new friends. I like to keep things low key. Bring you gear, and lets have some fun.

Monday, May 2, 2011

An Elevated View Of The Swamp

Camping Platform In The Okefenokee Swamp
Back country camping in the Okefenokee swamp often require sleeping on a wooden platform. There is a major advantage in this. I could be better then simply being in a clearing in the woods with limited visibility.

One way to get a tactical advantage is achieve an elevated position. The platforms allow you to see to the horizon in all directions. At night, with a good spot light and a thermal, you could see something from a long distance. These areas have a long history of strange activity.

Strange lights have been seen in the distance by campers who are the only ones out there. They say the lights are caused by swamp gas. One theory is that there may be feral people that reside in this areas. There is also a theory that there is a UFO base in this swamp or a possible USO base.
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