Sasquatch Tracks takes a scientific look at whether there are large animal species that remain undiscovered. With special emphasis on the Sasquatch in North Ame...
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Scott Tompkins: The Bigfoot Mapping Project | ST 048
In this installment of Sasquatch Tracks, we are joined by Scott Tompkins, the creator of The Bigfoot Mapping Project, for an in-depth discussion about his mapping, data collection, and analysis of Sasquatch sightings. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in GIS from the State University of New York at Cortland. With more than 14 years of GIS field experience, Scott has a well-versed perspective on the value of high-quality geographic data, which he has applied to his ambitious Sasquatch research embodied in the Bigfoot Mapping Project. According to Tompkins, The Bigfoot Mapping Project was created "to address the lack of centralized information and encourage future reporting. This application broadens the scope of reported information by providing functionality such as spatially tagging reports as well as attaching image files to the submitted report. Additionally, users can view the depth of both historical data and recent reports in conjunction, on a map." Stories and other links discussed in this episode: The Bigfoot Mapping Project Scott's paper in The Relict Hominoid Inquiry Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.
Darby Orcutt: Sasquatch Sample Analysis | ST 047
In this installment of Sasquatch Tracks, we are joined by researcher and educator Darby Orcutt, who discusses an ambitious new project that is seeking to collect and analyze anomalous biological samples, in an effort that could ultimately help reveal the existence of relict hominoids like Sasquatch. Darby Orcutt is a faculty member at North Carolina State University where he is a librarian, instructor, and researcher. He teaches and writes about science, technology and society while also building collaborative scientific teams to tackle complex problems and fostering conversation between researchers and the broader public. However, Darby is known for his work at the intersection of science and the strange. Have you found a biological specimen that seems to be unusual? Orcutt and his colleagues are currently seeking to analyze such samples (including genetically), and those who submit their samples will receive any forthcoming results. You can learn more about Orcutt's project by clicking here. Also, if you are interested in contributing to this study of allegedly morphologically anomalous samples (which could help us to test more samples and conduct deeper analyses), a tax-deductible gift to NC State University can be made here. Stories and other links discussed in this episode: Chinese zoo defense of their bears being real, not people in suits Scientists claim to have revived 42,000 year old Nematodes Century-old samples reveal the brain of the Tasmanian tiger Golden tamarins, once close to extinction, rebound Matt Pruitt's Book The Phenomenal Sasquatch The Passing of Peter Byrne Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.
Military Encounters with Sasquatch | ST 046
In this installment of Sasquatch Tracks, the team looks at encounters with relict hominoids in North America reported by U.S. military personnel. Among reports involving encounters with alleged humanlike primates that remain currently unacknowledged by science, a striking number have been reported by military personnel while in the line of duty. In this episode, the Sasquatch Tracks team examines several collected reports involving members of the U.S. armed forces who say they have observed creatures fitting such descriptions, and examine what the implications of such reports may be in furthering our knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon. Stories and other links discussed in this episode: Claims that Homo naledi buried their dead could alter our understanding of human evolution ENEMY UNKNOWN: High Strangeness in the Shadow of the Afghan War A Traveler's Guide To The Galaxy: The Yucca Man & The Cement Monster Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.
Esteban Sarmiento: Monstrous Primatology | ST 045
In this installment of Sasquatch Tracks, we catch up with primatologist Esteban Sarmiento, an expert in hominid evolution and researcher renowned for his interest in the speculative side of vertebrate zoology, particularly when it comes to Sasquatch. Sarmiento is a primatologist and vertebrate zoologist whose main area of focus involves the skeletons of both extinct and living hominoids. He heads The Human Evolution Foundation, whose main goal is to understand humanity's place in nature and fight to end racial discrimination at Public Universities. However, Sarmiento is also renowned for being one of the few primatologists who has been willing to look at the question of relict hominoids. Stories and other links discussed in this episode: How a National Aviary researcher's 5-year slog proved ivory-billed woodpeckers aren't extinct Cat's out of the bag: DNA test confirms 'big cats are on the prowl' in the British countryside Chimpanzee ‘language’ deciphered by scientists Orcas have sunk 3 boats in Europe and appear to be teaching others to do the same. But why? Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.
Lailani Upham and Carrie Lynn Bear Chief: The Pikuni Bigfoot Storytelling Project | ST 044
In this installment of Sasquatch Tracks, the team is joined by Lailani Upham and Carrie Lynn Bear Chief, Blackfeet Tribe members and creators of the Pikuni Bigfoot Storytelling Project. Lailani Upham is a member of the Blackfeet Nation, and is president and lead creative of Iron Shield Creative. A journalist by trade, she loves adventure and exploration, along with photography writing, and storytelling, which she often does while traveling throughout Montana sharing stories from an Indigenous perspective. Her production studio is based on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana. Carrie Lynn Bear Chief of the Blackfeet Tribe, who currently resides in Browning, Montana where she works for the Rocky Boy Veterans Center. She is also the Associate Pastor at Faith Dominion Center, and loves being outdoors. And I also hear that Carrie is quite the Bigfoot enthusiast. Lailani and Carrie Lynne share their numerous stories and perspectives on Imoiitapi, the "Hairy Man," and much more on this installment of Sasquatch Tracks. Stories and other links discussed in this episode: Scientists Found a Snake That Cartwheels Away From Danger Legend Meets Science II Film Sequel - A Bigfoot Documentary Iron Shield Creative Pikuni Bigfoot Storytelling Project on YouTube Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.
Sasquatch Tracks takes a scientific look at whether there are large animal species that remain undiscovered. With special emphasis on the Sasquatch in North America, the show looks at claims of apelike “relict hominoids” and other animals purported to exist in various parts of the world.