Wayne Spivey has been actively researching an area in Central Florida for several years. Here are pictures taken at his site followed by his report.
I have always had in interest in sasquatch and live near an area that has a history of sightings. When I retired I decided to begin looking for them nearby. I took long hikes in the forest and began noticing subtle Sasquatch signs; stick structures, unusual tree breaks and knock marks. I contacted BFRO Investigator, R. Monteith for her opinion. We determined the structures were most likely sasquatch-made, but not recent. I realized that with the area’s history and my findings, this was a good place to direct my focus to. It is one of the few first growth forests left in Florida, and no hunting is allowed.
I began systematically exploring the entire surrounding area with GPS and marking all suspected finds while maintaining a photographic record. After several months, a pattern of “hot spots” or clusters of the same type of finds were apparent. I began to concentrate on those areas while slowly expanding my total search / exploration area. Google Earth satellite photos were immensely helpful in this research.
I picked a location of documented activity (GPS markings) and terrain. It is off trail and very remote. Much of bigfoot research is speculative, but by reading other researcher’s successful experiences’ I was able to incorporate feeding, gifting, and “games.” I began leaving food and gifts for them in this spot.
It took a while for the apples and peanut butter to be accepted or “get discovered”. I would bring fresh food weekly, and after several trips the food began disappearing. I also would leave four quarters in a pattern on a stump and the quarters began getting rearranged. (See before and after photos)
My weekly visits included me using a knocking stick as I approached. I still get return knocks with some being very close. Once, I got a reply in 4 different locations of different distances within seconds.
I placed a game cam on the location. I also located the discarded plastic peanut butter jars to examine and mark by GPS. I discovered it was apparent that they were nervous about eating at the feed site and were taking the food to thicker cover behind massive oak trees nearby. The jars were sometimes chewed by what appeared to be huge human molars. I was able to get an impression off one. (see photo)
I also began finding on my usual entry ways and frequented spots, a stick stuck several inches into the ground, it was usually a palm stick. (see photo) It is apparent they know the path I take and leave it for me.
Once I introduced the game cam, the food was then not always taken and when it was somehow they took it without being photographed. I placed the cam in several other locations throughout time and got nothing but the usual native mammals except one 5 shot burst of the cam showing an obscured man sized “something” darting for cover when the IR flash occurred.
The first year while out in the forest I would occasionally hear what can only be described as the sound of something the size of a refrigerator being dropped out of the trees ending with a heavy thud. At that time I didn’t know about their intimidation methods and didn’t really connect the dots. I assumed that large deadfall was naturally making its way to earth by gravity. This was during the period that I was finding a lot of tree breaks. The breaks seemed to have stopped along with the crashing thuds.
I continued to read and learn and became convinced that these were an ancient people. I began talking to the forest and experimenting with their reasoning abilities through the “quarter game” and leaving other items such as mirrors, tiny reflectors, etc. I wanted to build trust so I decided to take down the game cams but still maintain detailed photographic records of what I leave and how I find it. When I took the cam away activity seemed to increase.
I now have a signature knock and whistle that I do when I get to the area to identify myself. And I began go out more frequently up to three or four times a week to leave feed and play the quarter game. I purchased a Native American flute and use Mary Green’s vocabulary list of Sasquatch words and phrases. I sit under a tree and play the flute and speak to them. The forest came alive with tree knocks the first times that I played the flute. I guess it got their attention.
After two years, the quarter game slowed to a halt so I think that they are bored with it. I recently put a small cut out picture of a sasquatch on the feed tree and found it on the ground the next day. It was folded and crumpled up along with a strong animal smell. It took fingers to do that. I guess for some reason that offended them.
Recently, I have found several hanging “mobiles” over the tree where I play the flute. I believe them to be gifts for me. (see photos)
I also leave a digital recorder out overnight on occasion. I have recorded some very interesting things including knocks, return knocks, deep guttural grunts. The first time I did this I was rewarded with several minutes of growls and fingerprints (with dermal ridges!) where it handled the recorder.
At this point I just go out a couple times a week shooting for the same days and leave apples, bananas, and occasionally wheat bread. I’ve read of some people leaving chocolate, honey buns, pancakes and syrup but after a recent severe toothache, I realized how cruel it was to feed them something unnatural in their diet that could cause them tooth decay. I’ll stick with natural foods.
I have camped out in my research area and although there is movement around me, they have not ventured close.
I’m currently trying new things and my research is ongoing.