BEYOND THE FOREST

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A few words of introduction…I am, in my adult life, a licenced architect (Illinois, Michigan, and now Wisconsin!), 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.

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!).

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….

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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Sanjay R Singhal, RA

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Field Report 07.26.2012A: Area D

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The gracefully arched bough, positioned and stabilised with numerous, interwoven branches over the dune trail at Area D; Thursday, 26 July, 2012.  Copyright © 2015 Sanjay R Singhal.  All rights reserved.

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Substantiation of this Report, and the behaviours described therein, may be provided, for the most part, by my own experiences at Area D in the autumn and winter of 2011,[1] [2] [3] and intermittently throughout the summer and autumn of 2012;[4] I do not know of other encounters and/or sightings in this area. Nonetheless, a cursory review of same suggests considerable activity.

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

  1. The large, suspended branch assemblies at the top of the ravine;
  2. The new, ground-based, combination branch assemblies at the entrance to the reserve;
  3. The gracefully arched, interwoven, leafy bough positioned across the dune trail;
  4. The tall, twisted-off tree alongside the dune trail;
  5. The eerily quiet woods, at the top of the dune;
  6. The curiously obscured Tunnel assembly at the top of the dune;
  7. The numerous ground-based branch assemblies and/or glyphs at the top of the dune;
  8. The loud, thrashing noise in the brush;
  9. The dismantled Nest assembly;
  10. The sounds of movement in the woods on the dune slope, as though something large and heavy was walking through the trees.

These factors, alone or in combination with past experience(s), [5] may be considered sufficient to confirm the presence of EC [6] at Area D. I have returned to this area numerous times,[7] where I have experienced some startling observations and encounters. 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] Sanjay R Singhal. Field Report 12.09.2011: Area D. Beyond the Forest. https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/27/field-report-12-09-2011-area-d/. 27 December 2014. Web. Accessed 28 December 2014.

[2] Sanjay R Singhal. Field Report 12.10.2011: Area D. Beyond the Forest. https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/field-report-12-10-2011-area-d/. 28 December 2014. Web. Accessed 29 December 2014.

[3] Sanjay R Singhal. Field Report 12.11.2011: Area D (with Addendum). Beyond the Forest. https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/field-report-12-11-2011-area-d-with-addendum/. 30 December 2014. Web. Accessed 27 February 2015.

[4] I returned to Area D only twice in 2012; once in August, and again in October.

[5] Sanjay R Singhal. Field Report 11.01.2008: Area D. Beyond the Forest. https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/field-report-11-01-2008-area-d/. 9 September 2014. Web. Accessed 8 October 2014.

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

[7] Not as many times as I should have liked, but, well, there you have it.

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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Please 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!

Copyright © 2015 Sanjay R Singhal, RA.  All rights reserved.