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 Utah 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 children. 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 onward, although some Encounter Reports go back 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 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 Lakota, 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 Lakota.  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 08.14.2016a: The Hill


Photograph #SS160814.THEHILL007, in full size and in close-up, presenting the strange, yellow face-like anomaly with possible head & shoulders, observed beneath the granite ledge, with the void of white light; The Hill, 14 August, 2016. Copyright © 2017 Sanjay R Singhal, RA.

FIELD REPORT 08.14.2016a: THE HILL

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Substantiation of this Report is minimal at best; I do not know of any other persons conducting paranormal field work in this specific portion of Upper Michigan.  Some corroboration, however, may be provided by reports published by the BFRO for nearby Luce, Marquette, and Schoolcraft Counties.[1] [2] [3]  Additional accounts have been located across social media, suggesting a considerable level of activity.  Further research and enquiry at this location may provide important, new information regarding EC habituation and/or migration.

A portion of this Report is an account of certain and various archaeological features, which are not necessarily paranormal in nature but which, nonetheless, present a unique and strange aspect.  The ancient history of this area remains largely unknown; recent findings and investigations may provide further insight into the different peoples who once called this location their home.

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

  1. The eerie, unearthly quiet and stillness in the forest, experienced throughout;
  2. The sudden, loud snapping sound, heard just east of the burial mounds;
  3. The sound of loud, bipaedal movement in the brush, following someone in the hollow;
  4. The possible, small triangular branch assembly observed in my photograph of the hollow;
  5. The new branch assemblies observed on the north side of the vehicle-access road;
  6. The sound of a turkey gobbling, west of the clearing;
  7. The two rocks, flung from the ravine north of the clearing.

These behaviours, and the history of my own experiences, may be considered sufficient to suggest the presence of EC [4] at the Hill, in the late summer of 2016.

An unusual number of subjective events also occurred.  While these cannot be considered conclusive evidence, 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).  Luce County, Michigan.  Bigfoot Field Researchers’ Organisation.  http://bfro.net/GDB/show_county_reports.asp?state=mi&county=Luce.  2016.  Web.  Accessed 17 July 2016.

[2] Ibid.  Marquette County, Michigan.  Bigfoot Field Researchers’ Organisation.  http://bfro.net/GDB/show_county_reports.asp?state=mi&county=Marquette.  2016.  Web.  Accessed 17 July 2016.

[3] Ibid.  Schoolcraft County, Michigan.  Bigfoot Field Researchers’ Organisation.  http://bfro.net/GDB/show_county_reports.asp?state=mi&county=Schoolcraft.  2016.  Web.  Accessed 17 July 2016.

[4] 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

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