Erickson website is gone

Sasquatch the Quest is no more.  At least the website has disappeared.  I don’t know if it’s moved or if it’s just down temporarily, but as of this moment Adrian Erickson’s website is unavailable.


A Joerg Hensiek posted the following comment on Robert Lindsay’s blog:

I just received a mail from Mrs. Erickson, wife of Adrian Erickson (Erickson Project). I do not want to quote from that mail, but here are two points from her answer that make me “desperate”. In those moments I ask myself: could it be that the Justin Smejas (no condemnation of this man!) of this world are the only ones who can solve the question, if BF really exists??! By killing one of our “wild forest brothers”?!!

Back to Mrs. Erickson`s mail. There are two points which seem to frustrate Adrian Erickson – and certainly frustrate me:

1. All of the “experts” backpedal when it comes to support the project – because of fear of ridicule by their “peers”;

2. there seems to be no progress and therefore Erickson considers closing down the website “Sasquatch – The Quest” until there is some sign of progress (which probably means: at the moment there is NO progress at all!!).

Mrs. Erickson did not tell what “experts” she means, and she did not mention the Ketchum DNA project or any other people and projects.

However: I find it frustrating that such a groundbreaking and probably admirable project comes to a standstill because there is no support from the “experts”…Where is Jeff Meldrum et al? And does Mrs. Erickson`s answer to me also mean that we have to wait MUCH longer for the results of the Ketchum study – and therefore for the broadcast/release of the documentary, too?

I know, lots of polemics and emotions. And perhaps we just have to wait a little bit more for Ketchum`s or Stubstad`s or Ed Smith`s papers (or who else is out there..). And I am sure by tomorrow I do not want to even think about the killing of a BF.

However, at a day like this and a message like this I muss confess : Perhaps one day we will be glad that once upon a time a certain Justin Smeja did go hunting in the Sierras of California – because all serious and ethical efforts seem to get undermined in the end by ignorance and/or cowardliness.

Given that the website is now gone, I would say that Mr. Henseik is a fairly reliable source.

Is this a face in the woods?

For all my “normal” friends, run like hell because this is a Bigfoot post.  Recently a researcher by the name of Joe Black uploaded a video on Youtube that some say has the face of Bigfoot in it.  Other’s say those people are idiots, and it’s nothing more than shadows and light.  Some say they can see it move, while others say again, it’s nothing more than shadows and light.  I don’t know, but the video and analysis done by the Facebook Find Bigfoot folks has some people outraged.  I’ll admit I haven’t watched their video because I have found the last few videos they’ve done to be “unconventional,” to put it kindly.  And keep in mind, we’re talking “unconventional” for a Bigfoot group.  That is pretty hard to do.  In fact, the guys who want to be taken seriously for their research are spitting mad at this particular group because of the videos they do.  They have a following of over 11,000 people, so they do get a lot of attention when they do an analysis. 

I have watched the original video done by Joe, and my gut initially was that it’s merely a play of shadows and light.  It is intriguingly face-like, so I put it under a microscope so to speak, and it remained intriguing.  I see slight, slight movement, but that could be because the camera is moving (which is always the case with Bigfoot videos).  And there are a couple of frames where the big guy looks remarkably like Elvis, 70’s Las Vegas Elvis unfortunately.  

Here is a frame I pulled from the video that interested me the most.  It has a feature I can’t readily explain away.  The head appears to be turned toward the sunlight, and it looks like it catches a reflection of an eyeball.  It could be the result of matrixing, but my experience has been that matrixing appears to be more angular in nature.  I’ve purposely not pointed out the eyeball in the picture to see if you can spot it. 

I got my eye on you.

Could it be a hoax?  Certainly, but I will say I’ve followed Joe Black for a while now, and he seems really sincere.  That’s not to say someone isn’t hoaxing him, however, and you always have to consider that possibility. 

Feel free to weigh in if you wish.  I’m undecided myself.  It’s as impossible to prove the shadows and light and matrixing theories as it is to prove that there’s a large bipedal ape hiding in the woods.  There are too many possibilities to say this is the big guy himself, but I do think there’s enough here to give one pause, and we should all be given pause from time to time. 

BTW – Here’s Joe’s original video.



Update: In looking at the footage and stills again, I’ve come to the conclusion that the “eye” could very well be the center of  a flower.  I’m leaning towards shadows and light on this again.  I could be completely wrong.