BEYOND THE FOREST

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A few words of introduction…I am, in my adult life, a licenced architect (Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin, with Florida and California pending!), interior designer, photographer & emerging writer.  I’ve had experiences and encounters with the EC (see below…!) since I was a child, living in South Dakota.  At the age of seven/eight, I had my first experience with the EC, although I did not realise it at the time. It was perched in a tree in the woods behind our house, and I was not frightened of it, not at all.

Growing up in South Dakota, I made friends with many Lakota Sioux. They taught me many words; I have forgotten most of them, but two of them remained: Sinteĥlaĥla, which meant Rattlesnake, and Chiye-Tanka, which meant Big Brother.  I did not know what it meant, however; when I asked the other boys about it, they just shrugged, and said, “Big Brother; he watches us.”  Later, of course, I realised what they had meant, and I was astonished to think of the many times I had played in the woods, and I wondered….

Further interactions occurred in the winter of 1977, just before we moved to Illinois. Since then, I’ve had many other encounters, not all of them peaceful, not all of them dangerous, but all of them memorable. Along the way, I’ve realised my true passion within this field: the study, analysis and interpretation of EC-related branch assemblies, glyphs and stick structures. Many of these are highlighted in my Reports, categorised by location (Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, et al) and by year (mainly from 2007 onwards, although some Reports go back quite a bit further!).

Some years ago, I took up shamanic work, in an attempt to better comprehend my life, in a positive fashion. I was guided by a very wise Lakota Sioux shaman. When I would ask him questions, he would listen carefully, and think a long time, before he spoke.  He explained the name Chiye-Tanka.  To the Sioux, they are the Big Elder Brothers; they are not to be feared, but they are not to be approached.  Chiye-Tanka resonated with me; I thought it appropriate, and asked the shaman if I might use it. “No,” he answered, “You are not Sioux.  Big Brother is an acceptable term,” he said. “The word ‘Bigfoot’ is a white-man’s name; the concept of it is distasteful.”

I use the term Elder Children, or EC; I have used it since.  I use it in respect; I use it in remembrance; I use it in gratitude.

Cheers,
Sanjay R Singhal, RA

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Field Report 12.16.2013: Orange County

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The curious, vertically heaped pile of branches which appeared overnight in the garden; 16 December 2013.  Copyright © 2015 Sanjay R Singhal.  All rights reserved.

FIELD REPORT 12.16.2013v2

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Substantiation of this Report is minimal, at best; there are no published reports of encounters and/or sightings for Orange County on the BFRO website.[1] Curiously, those counties adjacent feature an astonishing number of published reports; San Diego and Riverside Counties both have eight, San Bernardino has nine, and Los Angeles County has twenty. Additionally, there is a sighting report from April 2001 on the Bigfoot Encounters[2] website, which took place at Irvine Lake, approximately twenty miles (20mi, or 32km) to the north. Another report, from April 2008, is posted on the Oregon Bigfoot website,[3] which took place in San Clemente, again, approximately twenty miles (20mi, or 32km) to the southeast.

Some historical evidence, mainly anecdotal, suggests the existence of EC in the Santa Ana Mountains, which range across much of Orange County, and which are still heavily wooded. The creature, affectionately nicknamed “Santiago Sam,” was first reported and/or sighted in 1924, with sporadic sightings since that time.[4]

The combination of physical, visual, audible and/or olfactory events described in this Report are as follows:

  1. The possible branch assemblies observed in the garden, amongst the trees and brush;
  2. The small, gleaming yellow eyes, passing back and forth along the garden wall;
  3. The large, white-haired shoulder, observed atop the garden wall;
  4. The additional small, gleaming yellow and red eyes;
  5. The direct, visual observation of a large, white-haired figure moving up the hillside;
  6. The large, vertical mass of branches which appeared overnight in the garden.

These factors, alone or in combination with past experience(s), may be considered sufficient to confirm the presence of EC [5] in Laguna Woods in the late autumn/early winter of 2013. Further investigation may provide additional information regarding possible habitation in this area, either permanent or itinerant.

A number of subjective events also occurred. While these cannot be considered conclusive, neither should they be discounted. Although it is reasonable to review the impact of non-objective stimuli in this Report, such effects, while personally quite vivid and at times overwhelming, are nonetheless nearly impossible to substantiate with any measure of certainty.

[1] BFRO Author(s). California. Bigfoot Field Researchers’ Organisation. http://www.bfro.net/gdb/state_listing.asp?state=ca. 2015. Web. Accessed 31 August 2015.

[2] Eric Romero. Orange County, California; April, 2001. Bigfoot Encounters. http://www.bigfootencounters.com/sbs/orangecounty.htm. 18 April 2001. Web. Accessed 11 August 2014.

[3] Oregon Bigfoot Author(s). April 11, 2008 Report Overview. Oregon Bigfoot. http://www.oregonbigfoot.com/report_detail.php?id=04259. 15 May 2008. Web. Accessed 11 August 2014.

[4] Chris Jepsen. Santiago Sam. OC History Roundup. http://ochistorical.blogspot.com/2010/04/santiago-sam.html. 1 April 2010. Web. Accessed 11 August 2014. Despite the posting date (April Fool’s Day), this article provoked several comments in corroboration of this creature in this area.

[5] EC, in this context, stands for “Elder Children”, as usual.

To open the report, simply double-click on the words “FIELD REPORT” above, and the PDF file will open for you; you may then download the file to your own computer, or read here, at your leisure.

Sanjay R Singhal, RA

150729  beyond the forest new logoPlease feel free to like/join my Facebook page and post your comments and/or questions about this, or any other of my reports and postings; there are more reports being issued, and more branch-assembly analyses, so stay tuned!

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