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 12.31.2015b: Area C

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The strange, unusual phenomena of my shadow, cast from two different (nearly perpendicular) directions on a cloudy, sunless day at Area C; 31 December, 2015.  Copyright © 2016 Sanjay R Singhal.  All rights reserved.

FIELD REPORT 12.31.2015B

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Substantiation of this Report is minimal at best; I do not know of any other persons conducting field work in this specific portion of northern Michigan.  Some corroboration, however, may be provided by my own field work at Area C, which began in earnest in the late spring of 2014[1] [2] and which has continued, albeit at intervals, through 2015.[3] [4]

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

  1. The strange, crying sounds heard in the woods;
  2. The pair of CMU observed in the clump of pine trees;
  3. The eerie quiet and stillness, experienced throughout;
  4. The strange, unusual phenomena of my shadow, observed on the main path;
  5. The sudden, brilliant flash of light observed in the woods;
  6. The sound of loud, heavy thrashing heard in the brush;
  7. The sound of loud snaps and cracks, ditto.

These behaviours, and the history of my own experiences,[5]  may be considered sufficient to suggest the presence of EC [6] at Area C, in the winter of 2015.

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] Sanjay R Singhal.  Field Report 04.17.2014B: Area C.  Beyond The Forest.  https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/field-report-04-17-2014b-area-c/.  19 September 2015. Web.  Accessed 19 September 2015.

[2] Ibid.  Field Report 09.18.2014b: Area C.  Beyond The Forest.  https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/field-report-09-18-2014b-area-c/.  19 September 2015.  Web.  Accessed 10 November 2015.

[3] Ibid.  Field Report 03.21.2015b: Area C.  Beyond The Forest.  https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/field-report-03-21-2015b-area-c/.  11 November 2015.  Web.  Accessed 14 November 2015.

[4] Ibid.  Field Report 04.18.2015: Area C.  Beyond The Forest.  https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/field-report-04-18-2015b-area-c/.  14 November 2015.  Web.  Accessed 22 December 2015.

[5] I had last visited Area C in November.  Sanjay R Singhal.  Field Report 11.19.2015b: Area C.  Beyond The Forest.  https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/field-report-11-19-2015b-area-c/.  22 December 2015.  Web.  Accessed 1 May 2016.

[6] 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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