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 09.11.2012: Area R

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The curious, bow-shaped branch at the edge of the oak grove at Area R, 11 September, 2012. Copyright © 2015 Sanjay R Singhal.  All rights reserved.

FIELD REPORT 09.11.2012v2

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Substantiation of this Report is minimal at best; it is provided only by my own witness;[1] [2] I visited the location alone, as I would for several more investigations.[3] As of this writing, I am unaware of any other investigations in this area, which I might reference.[4]

Nonetheless, my continued experiences at Area R, alone and/or with others, suggests a possibility of some population of EC, either in residence or in passage; said possibility is evidenced by physical, visual, audible and/or olfactory behaviours, vis-à-vis visual sightings, auditory and olfactory experiences, and physical traces, including branch assemblies, footprints, et al.

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

  1. The possible alterations to the small branch assemblies at the south edge of the meadow;
  2. The large, heavy branch laid across the game trail at the north edge of the meadow;
  3. The large, curiously-shaped branch assembly in the brush;
  4. The sounds of movement in the brush;
  5. The sound of a hand, clapping against a tree;
  6. The repeated series of wood knocks, progressing southwest into the swamp;
  7. The bow-shaped, arched-branch assembly in the tree in the oak grove;
  8. The sound of the low, soft growl;
  9. The graceful, bow-shaped branches in the swamp;
  10. The mild disorientation I experienced in the meadow.

These behaviours, and the history of my own experience, may be considered sufficient to suggest the presence of EC [5] at Area R, in the early autumn of 2012.

The mild disorientation experienced in the meadow may be considered a personal infrasound event, lacking any other definition; regrettably, further events at this location would prove even more debilitating. Such effect upon my physical and perceptive senses suggest some type of manipulation, although any further clarification is almost impossible to confirm.

A number of other subjective events 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] Sanjay R Singhal. Field Report 08.25.2012: Area R. https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/field-report-08-25-2012-area-r/. 14 May 2015. Web. Accessed 15 May 2015.

[2] Sanjay R Singhal. Field Report 08.26.2012: Area R. Beyond the Forest. https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/field-report-08-26-2012-area-r/. 15 May 2015. Web. Accessed 23 May 2015.

[3] A thoroughly regrettable, and foolish action on my part; I really should have known better.

[4] I have since learned of other accounts regarding this area, which must, regrettably, remain undisclosed.

[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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