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.

Sanjay R Singhal, RA

Field Reports are grouped by year; some years are grouped together.  As Reports are being revised, and republished, they will be added to the individual pages by year.  To see my Reports for a specific year, simply double-click on the links below, or use the Menu to the right:

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Sanjay R Singhal, RA

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“Bigfoot ABC: A Colouring Alphabet”

“Bigfoot ABC: A Colouring Alphabet” is a colouring book. It is also an alphabet, a compendium of Bigfoot-related topics and ephemera from A to Z (or, as my dear friend Anne might say, from A to Zed).

And, if I must say so…why not?

This all came about rather by chance: a sudden burst of inspiration, and an opportunity to present one of cryptozoology’s most famous (or infamous) topics in a manner both approachable and light-hearted.  There is a great deal of information within these pages, much of it gleaned from my years of research and investigation; I have learned much, but there is always more to discover, and to explore. No topic is truly exhausted for the enthusiast.

I daresay my own background is slanted favourably towards cryptids; I was born in Mussoorie, India, the ‘Queen of the Hills’, in the foothills of the Himalayas above Dehra Dun, lush and green. The stories of the Yeti thrilled me as a child; in my youth I became aware of Bigfoot and later the Yeren, the Skunk Ape, and quite memorably, the Grassman. They are all here, of course; I could not overlook such variations upon this theme and they would not have liked it, either.

The Wild Man calls to us; he has many things to tell us, and along our journeys he keeps pace with us, a shadow in the trees. He reminds us of our primitive self, and the natural world: the world as it once was, and might be again, if only we should listen.


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Sanjay R Singhal, RA

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