We like to give our Skunk Ape expeditions names. This one was at the Wasburn area in the rain and we did launch the Aztec Snake gallons with the video camera. The problem was it did not fly very well. We will need bigger balloons next time. The plan was to usr a 150 foot tether to view above the tree lines.
We are using a full spectrum camera (modified) that allows a search party to move to the tree line in total darkness by using thermal lights. The images are captured on a camera screen at base. By getting up close we can avoid the obvious shortcoming of "Finding Bigfoot" that only uses FLIR from a distance. Our method puts a researcher close to whatever made the hot reading then bathes the squatch in thermal lights getting a spectacular image.
These fuel logs will burn for hours and put out intense heat. That is good for the temps out here in the Green Swamp will be in the forties tonight. When you come back from night exploration, you really want a warm fire to sit in front of and cook food. I was digging it.
When I arrived, George had set up camp, he found firewood, and organized our gear. He even had a "Sierra Nevada" Bigfoot Beer waiting for me and started the fire. Cool. With limited daylight, we were going to get with it. This expedition was going to be great.
I have read many books by spcial forces military. A day or so before each mission, the troops recieve "warning orders" which tell them to make ready their equipment and meet at some rally point. Here are your warning orders: Dont for get to bring chargers for your cameras and phones. I plan to have a portable power unit with me that can charge 110V, 12V or USB 5V. It can inflate tires or air beds. If you can get extra tripods, bring them. I plan on bringing my laptop to view SD cards if needed. ..(DETAIL OMITED FOR SSECURITY) I'll try to get there early in the morning, but you guys can show up anytime you like. Tough orders, huh? I notified Agent Boggus that our team will contact him by encoded microwave cellular at Eleven hundred hours Romeo and submit a sitrep (situation report) from th op-ron (Observation Post-Remain Over Night) at Basecamp Edelweiss. That is all. Golf Delta Mike actual over and out.
The documentary crew met up with Kevin and his group in the Green Swamp of Florida. We had an incredible time working late into the night filming a ton of film for this project. We have been working with Bryan and Sam since the summer, and it was good to see it finally kick off.
I tried to keep my shooting to a minimum and let them do the work. Here are, however, a couple images from the night expedition.
Tim and Kevin checking the map of the area
Bryan and Sam followed us everywhere
Kevin was the man in the jungle
I enjoyed working on this project and I would do it again given the opportunity. It was hard work but that is what we get into the business for. I could not think when I started doing Bigfoot research five years ago, that it would lead to this. I have made so man good friends and the experience has changed my life. To work with friends on a common goal out of respect for each other and building on what the other is doing, is the essence of teamwork. I could not be more proud of what we are doing.