Welcome to the Bigfoot in New England Blog. This is a place where I share my thoughts and propose hypothesis on Sasquatch, their habitat, diet, breeding population, and why they are here in New England. BTW, I hate the word Bigfoot. You will have to read my homepage to see why. I’m not sure why but I know they were here long before white settlers. The Micmac Indian tribe knew of them and coexisted with them. If you read over my website http://www.bigfootinnewengland.com, you will learn some interesting history that points to the existence of a hairy giant hominid 500 years before Columbus. Who for reasons not clear, is STILL credited with the discovery of the New World. I guess Scandinavia wasn’t a country then so they don’t get the credit?? Anyway, Please read the Vikings page of the website.
You will notice that the majority of information on my website comes from Vermont. Vermont is very unique in topography. It had a God built freeway that allowed the moving of boats loaded with men and supplies to travel at will along the Lake Champlain waterways. This is where everyone congregated. the Local native tribes, French fur trappers and Brits. You could travel pretty easy weather permitting and the food supply was never ending. The water ways made it easy for traders to gather and move their wears. Lake Champlain, if you’ve never been to it, is absolutely massive. I have seen huge waves come up and over the roads and well over the tops of cars just like at the ocean. It’s all about the water. without water there is only death and that applies to all living things. People, animals, bugs, plants. At the southern tip of Lake Champlain on South Bay, just a 10 minute drive from the Vermont border into New York, lies the Village of Whitehall, the birthplace of the United States Navy. What’s that you say? Navy?? I know, it’s totally landlocked accept for a canal that leads North into Lake Champlain? Yes the lake is THAT big that Whitehall is the U.S. Navy’s birthplace. It’s also one of those towns frozen in time sort to speak. There is very little separating it from let’s say the 40’s or 50’s. It’s a great place to make a film if the story takes place in the early to mid 20th century. Very little would have to be done in editing by the CGI team to erase any modern structures.
So where was I going with this?? Oh yeah, so the water…..yeah. Well it also just happens to be the “Bigfoot” capital of the Northeast. With hundreds of sightings dating back to Samuel De Champlain in 1603, up through the French Indian wars and Rogers Rangers, right up through today. The most known ones are a string of sightings by local and state police in Whitehall and the bordering town of Hampton, NY. Over one long hot summer in 1976, Bigfoot fever had the two communities in a strangle hold. The parts of these events that most non-believers struggle with is that the majority of eyewitnesses were law enforcement professionals, some still living, who reported just what they saw. The details unchanged till this day and never changing the details even till death. They described a 7 to 8 foot tall ape thing covered in hair and emitting a hair raising scream that sounded like a woman being gutted with a dull deer antler. A scream that would make you want to soil yourself right where you stood.
So why here? (Say the following sentences in a whiney complaining voice) I thought there was only one Bigfoot? Aren’t they just in the Pacific Northwest? I thought some guy confessed to being the guy in the suit in that shaky, grainy film from 1967? Ok, you can stop the whiney voice now. The answer to all those is NO but why not a different town or city? Generations have lived and died here without ever knowing they were among us except the ones who’ve seen or heard them. The brave one’s know. So again, why here? My best answer, and I’ve thought on this ALOT, is convergence of topography. If you look topographically at Whitehall proper, erasing all roads, highways and state boundaries you see a plain that borders either side of lake Champlain and South Bay, right down through Lake George then forks with one “road” heading West toward the Great Lakes and South into Pennsylvania. It also reaches North right to the St. Lawrence river. It’s like a natural freeway. Also, the Adirondacks are due west from Whitehall with nothing in the way. 6 million square miles of virgin land mostly undeveloped and preserved. Tell me they didn’t know about these creatures when they set aside the national parks?? Teddy Roosevelt wrote about Sasquatch in “The Wilderness Hunter.” What animal needs 6 million square miles for a habitat? Just for shits and giggles, forget city, state and town borders. Forget about roads, highways, and bridges. Sasquatch don’t look around at their surroundings and see boundaries keeping them out like a mouse in a maze. They simply see obstacles they need to go over, around, or under the same way you navigate a local hiking trail. Only their trail mostly follows utility corridors and the stumps and rocks you have to step over is like the mountains, highways, and rivers they need to cross. Sasquatch are designed to fully function at night and navigate using the sun, moon, stars and wind. They’re pre-programmed to follow ancient game trails and migration routes.
I want to pose a question. How were roads invented? How did any road or highway we use today start? Who made them? When the very first explores came to the New World, how did they navigate the terrain? They mostly used waterways to navigate as I already mentioned but at some point they got out of the boats and walked on land right? There were no roads through the thick virgin forests and the only open areas were meadows and tidal flats and the farther away from shore you went, the thicker and more impenetrable the forests got. But there actually was a way to travel unmolested through the thickest of forests. It was game trails. Game trails and migration routes of ungulates, or hooved animals that ran in herds, totally flattened and shredded any and all vegetation in their way. Their hooves acting like thousands of modern rototillers since the dawn of time. In addition, the populations of game back then of any given species numbered in the millions with tens of thousands in one herd. Maine at the turn of the last century had over a million caribou yet none survive today so you can imagine the numbers before whites came. Large swaths were cut through the land and this is what the first explorers used to travel at ease. How else did they benefit? These trails obviously contained food and in abundance. These trails became the first roads which ultimately became Interstates and utility corridors . The same ones you drive everyday to go to work or up to the mountains to go Squatching for example, wink, wink. Oh and the water…..yeah, there’s always the water. They’re never far from water. One thing that’s very common with most sighting reports is the proximity to water. Lakes, rivers, ponds and streams. There is nothing keeping them from moving about at their whim and reaching their goal. They’re not afraid of anything. The road they travel is a huge ancient migration route that shadows the water and is a highway that connects huge areas of uninhabited land masses where they can stay for a time, unobserved and then move on. This keeps sightings very low but there are actually way more than we ever hear of. Not many eyewitnesses want to come forward.
Ok so what if I’m right? Not only are they here, they migrate a thousand miles a year. How do they cross highways and rivers without being seen? No problem. How do they skirt around cities and freeways? Easy, they do it in the middle of the night. Like I said they don’t see their surroundings like we do. They see amazingly well on the darkest of nights while we struggle to see the end of the driveway. They come to a huge swiftly moving river. The water is far-reezing! This is game over for you and me. Even under the best conditions a large river crossing is a tough undertaking. Even by the best of swimmers. For a Sasquatch however, not so much a problem. Sasquatch have a super tough hide that makes them indifferent to the heat or cold and they are powerful swimmers. There are numerous accounts of them swimming great distances. Sightings on Long Island and Vancouver Island go way back. Their upper arms and chests are extremely developed from navigating in and through the tree canopy. Yes there is a tree canopy here in the Northeast but not one like in the jungle. They are never afraid of anything. Crossing a highway only requires a little thought. They know what cars are. They know that flashlights and headlights make them visible to hairless dwarfs. many reports come from drivers. Next time your on the highway at 2:00 a.m., take notice of the volume of traffic. There are times when you are the only car inside a few miles of highway in front or behind you. 90% of eyewitnesses who see a road crossing always, always, always report that “It crossed the highway in two steps.” or in two bounds. It takes them 3 seconds to cross a 75 ft. roadway even with juveniles in tow. And they only carry them if they’re not walking yet. The young are expected to swim and run and keep up but Sasquatch are very good parents. They don’t spoil their children.
So to continue on with the scenario, let’s pick an area in the white Mountains of New Hampshire let’s say. The National Forest. Your about 10 miles east of St.Johnsbury, Vermont. Your a Sasquatch and you have a female and some young. Great. there’s plenty of game and food to forage. There’s thousands of square miles to hunt and gather without ever running into the hairless dwarfs. There’s lots of cover and……yep, water. Perfect. As long as you keep your ancient schedule opposite of man’s like your forefathers, there should be no problem. Did I say it was Autumn? Yes it’s autumn and all the berries are ripe and those hairless dwarfs have orchards with apple, peach, and pear trees. You and the misses and the kids spend warm days sleeping like babies in well hidden cozy nests padded with grass, moss and Spruce bows. At about midnight you take the family out to areas you have already spied and start feasting. Gorging on all there is. It’s a king’s banquet. You spend a solid 2 to 3 months here and you’ve all gained a healthy 100 pounds plus. Add in a few deer kills per week and you’ve balanced out the diet pretty well and you’ll need it for the road trip…..What? road trip? Yeah? there’s warmer places to spend the winter you know? Like where? Pennsylvania. Really? Yes, Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania, according to U.S. climate data, is on average, 22 degrees warmer in the winter months than Vermont and New Hampshire and gets less than 3″ of precipitation a month. That is way better weather and the distance is actually not that far considering how much ground a Sasquatch can cover. The trip isn’t undertaken because Sasquatch is cold and wants to feel warmer. There is way more food! Also little to no frozen water sources and plenty of deer. Really? A lot of deer? How many deer? Are you ready for this statistic. Vermont has a population of about 135,000 deer. Ok? Pennsylvania has 1.5 MILLION. Did you catch that? One and a half MILLION deer. So basically I’m going to migrate around 1,0000 miles for an average temperature around 22 degrees warmer, way more edible vegetation, no ice over let’s say 6 to 8″ thick to punch through for a drink, and about 1.3 million more deer. Mmmmmmmm…….Well that still doesn’t explain how they travel unseen for that great a distance? Yes I have. They do it at night and who said they’re not seen? Many people see them but are simply not aware of what they’re seeing so they really don’t give it a second thought. It was a moose! A bear! A real big hiker all in black!! And anyone who works nights for a living , which I have done most of my life at one time or another, simply chalk it up to sleep deprivation. Your eyes can deceive you when your tired. There is also one other important factor which I should have mentioned before now. Utility corridors. Utility corridors are probably the most important resource for Sasquatch. They literally travel from one side of the country to the other. They run in all directions of the compass. They are always in a greenbelt so provide cover on both sides and are only second to water in the list of importance relative to the Sasquatch mystery.