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 05.27.2016b: Area B

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The exposed patch of ground observed in the woods near the sand-pit, curiously (and suggestively) shaped like a large, bare footprint but not confirmed as such; Area B, 27 May, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Sanjay R Singhal, RA.

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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 Upper Michigan.  Some corroboration, however, may be provided by reports published by the BFRO for nearby Baraga, Luce, and Marquette 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.

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

  1. The possible large footprint observed in the woods near the sand-pit;
  2. The scrape-marks observed near the sand-pit, suggestive of large, bare feet;
  3. The possible observation of a large, dark shape standing motionless in the trees across the big pond;
  4. The curious, vertical branch assembly of Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana);
  5. The newly twisted-off saplings observed nearby;
  6. The numerous brilliant, white orbs observed in the trees across the big pond;
  7. The brilliant, red orb, ditto.

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

A 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.

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Sanjay R Singhal, RA

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