Sasquatch Tracks podcast

Sasquatch Tracks

Micah Hanks, Dakota Waddell and Jeff Smith

Sasquatch Tracks takes a scientific look at whether there are large animal species that remain undiscovered. With special emphasis on the Sasquatch in North America, the show looks at claims of apelike “relict hominoids” and other animals purported to exist in various parts of the world.

24 Episodes

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    Mike Mayes and Rick Minter: Big Cats and Sasquatch Sightings | ST 24

    2:12:26

    On this edition of Sasquatch Tracks, the team is joined by Texas-based researcher Mike Mayes and UK podcaster and researcher Rick Minter for a discussion about the unusual appearances of large cats in various places, along with the relationship between the big cat mystery and the study of Sasquatch. A member of the North American Wood Ape Conservancy (NAWAC), Mike Mayes also runs the Texas Cryptid Hunter blog, and is author of the book Shadow Cats: The Black Panthers of North America. Rick Minter is host of the popular podcast Big Cat Conversation, whose work documenting big cat sightings in the U.K. has been featured in outlets like The Guardian and several others. In addition to the study of big cat sightings, Mike and Rick talk about the possible connections between their mutual interest, and the study of other purported mystery animals like Sasquatch on this special edition of the program. Stories and other links discussed in this episode:  Texas Cryptid Hunter: The Blog of Mike Mayes Big Cat Conversations: Rick Minter's Podcast Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.
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    Josh Moss: Sasquatch Data: Mapping the Mystery | ST 23

    1:44:28

    On this episode of Sasquatch Tracks, the fellows of the Appalachian Institute for Hominology Studies are joined by Josh Moss, a researcher who uses GIS data and mapping software to analyze the Sasquatch mystery.  Josh's professional background is in environmental science and archaeology, but in recent years he began to turn his attention to the discussion about Sasquatch in North America. Since becoming involved, Josh has created maps of several regions of the continent, particularly those showcasing data for specific states in the United States. Josh Moss joins us to discuss what kinds of trends his data analysis has revealed, and how they might reveal new information about the study of Sasquatch and its environment.  Stories and other links discussed in this episode:  Josh Moss and PNW Bigfoot Maps on Instagram Josh Moss and PNW Bigfoot Maps on Twitter Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.
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    Thomas Steenburg: On the Shoulders of Giants | ST 22

    2:00:06

    On this episode of Sasquatch Tracks, the team is joined by the legendary Thomas Steenburg, a veteran Canadian researcher who has devoted decades to the pursuit of North America's mysterious relict hominoid.  Steenburg's journey began at a young age following his early fascination with Hammer horror films, although his very serious interest in the study of Sasquatch from early adulthood onward has put him in touch with many of the true "giants" in the field, which includes legendary names like John Green, Rene Dahinden, Peter Byrne, and many others. Steenburg remains an active researcher and lecturer on the subject, and frequently spends time in the field searching for tracks and other signs of the elusive beast, in addition to documenting eyewitness reports that he transcribes and keeps on file.  Thomas Steenburg is the author of several books on the topic of Sasquatch and also hosts the show "On the Shoulders of Giants" where he interviews other researchers and a wide range of other guests.  Stories and other links discussed in this episode:  The Official Website of Thomas Steenburg BOOKS: Sasquatch: Bigfoot: The Continuing Mystery Sasquatch in Alberta: Bigfoot in Wild Rose Country In Search of Giants: Bigfoot Sasquatch Encounters Steenburg in Reader's Digest: "Searching for Sasquatch" Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.
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    Leon Thompson: Psychology, Systems, and Sasquatch | ST 21

    2:00:49

    On this installment of Sasquatch Tracks, after leading off with news and discussion of all things Sasquatch, we are then joined by Leon Thompson of Bigfoot Okanagan, a group that applies scientific principles toward the study of Sasquatch.  Leon's background is in the study of systems theory, and over the course of the last several years, Leon has applied his unique background and skillset toward the study of Sasquatch and purported sightings in western Canada. Balancing critical thinking and skepticism with an open-mindedness toward the possible existence of relict hominoids, Leon joins us to discuss field research, as well as the possible areas where psychology might be useful in this area of study.  Additionally, Leon shares his own investigative experiences, and even an instance involving a personal observation he made a number of years ago which involved what could have been a juvenile Sasquatch.  Stories and other links discussed in this episode:  Bigfoot Okanagan Facebook Page Bigfoot Okanagan on YouTube Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.
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    Shane Corson: The Olympic Project and Bigfoot Field Research | ST 020

    1:28:25

    On this special edition of Sasquatch Tracks, we are joined by Shane Corson, an active researcher who is a member of the Olympic Project, an association of dedicated researchers, investigators, biologists and trackers committed to documenting the existence of Sasquatch.  Shane joins us to discuss his own personal experience that led him to believe in the existence of the creatures, as well as the current efforts of the Olympic Project to collect information and evidence about them. This includes the ongoing study of purported "nests" believed to have been created by the creatures, which the team has analyzed independently and with the help of anthropologists, biologists, and a range of other experts from a variety of disciplines.  Stories and other links discussed in this episode:  Olympic Project Bio Page for Shane Corson Shane Corson on Twitter Shane's Monster X Radio  Corson's Corner: The Olympic Project Blog of Shane Corson Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.
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    Living with Sasquatch: Jason Sakrisson and Charles Lamica | ST 019

    1:34:48

    On this episode of Sasquatch Tracks, Jeff and Smoky lead off with an update about their recent investigations in a state park with a history of purported Sasquatch activity, and Micah reports on a number of items currently in the news, which includes a nighttime sighting by an Ohio woman who says she saw such a creature.  We are then joined by researchers Jason Sakrisson and Charles Lamica, who share their field research and interests in the topic of Sasquatch studies, in addition to their collaboration on a new long-term field study called "Living with Sasquatch" that they two, along with other researchers, are undertaking this summer. Jason and Charles share with us what they hope to achieve with the project, and how citizen science like this may help to improve our understanding of the broader Sasquatch mystery.  Stories and other links discussed in this episode:  Living with Sasquatch GoFundMe Page Jason Sakrisson on Facebook Charles Lamica on Facebook 'Squatcher's Guide to Tracking: How to Stalk the Elusive Ape—and Anything Else that Moves in the Woods by Charles Lamica Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.
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    Bruce Champagne: Desert Hominoids and Aquatic Cryptids | ST 18

    1:53:08

    On this episode of Sasquatch Tracks, after news and discussion about the latest happenings in the world of Sasquatchery, we are joined by Marine Biologist and former law enforcement and security specialist Bruce Champagne. Bruce has been involved with the investigation of relict hominoids and other cryptids for over forty years, and has been published in the Woodknocks: Journal of Sasquatch Research, Journal of Cryptozoology, International Cryptozoology Journal, and Elementum Bestia and Dracontology cryptozoology-related journals. Bruce joins us to discuss his research related to sightings of relict hominoids in desert locations, and also his extensive work regarding aquatic cryptids. Champagne has produced a detailed classification system that looks at the varieties of unknown aquatic animals reported over the years, which we discuss with him on this edition of Sasquatch Tracks.  Stories and other links discussed in this episode:  Bruce Champagne at the Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology The Champagne Classification System of Aquatic Cryptids Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.
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    David Ellis and Julie Rench: Sasquatch Sounds | ST 017

    2:11:11

    On this special edition of Sasquatch Tracks, the team is joined by researchers David Ellis and Julie Rench, who discuss their ongoing research with audio recordings of unknown provenance in various parts of the United States. Joining us to discuss this unique research, Julie brings us a remarkable selection of recordings she has made near the Uwharrie National Forest in North Carolina, with comparisons to similar recording types David has been collecting for years in the Pacific Northwest.  David Ellis was born and currently lives in Washington State. He obtained his BA degree in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1974, and now retired, David lives in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. Ellis has followed the Bigfoot Phenomenon since 1963, but became involved in the field in 2006, and joined the Olympic Project with Derek Randles in 2010. In addition to field studies and track casting methods, Ellis also taught himself to record and edit field recordings. This analysis led him to collect hundreds of suspicious audio vocalizations clips. To date, he has reviewed 1,000s of hours of audio using Bio-acoustics methods of analysis, which we’ll have him tell us more about over the course of this discussion. Julie Rench has been a field investigator for many years now, focusing her attention on the area near where she resides, the Uwharrie National Forest, which in recent years has become a focal point of activity right here in the Old North State. Like David, investigates the possibility that Sasquatch exists, and has had an interest in unknown phenomena for several years.  She is a member of the Carolina Cryptid Research Group, a co-host on Monster X Radio’s podcast “On the Shoulders of Giants with Thomas Steenburg” and others. Julie has been conducting an audio collection and analysis project in the area, and tonight both of them join us not only to discuss this, but also to analyze some of that audio they have collected, which we’ll be featuring over the course of this discussion. Stories and other links discussed in this episode:  David Ellis at the Olympic Project Website Julie Rench on Facebook Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.
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    Amy Bue: Bigfoot and Project Zoobook | ST 016

    1:52:23

    On this edition of Sasquatch Tracks, the team is joined by researcher and educator Amy Bue, Co-founder of Project Zoobook and member of the Olympic Project Bigfoot Research Team. Amy is also the head of Amy’s Bucket List Expeditions (ABLE), and a former investigator for the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. A language arts teacher, writer, and editor from Ohio, Amy Bue became interested in the search for Bigfoot after seeing something strange in Ohio’s Mahoning County in 2012. While her main research areas are in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest and Ohio’s Columbiana County, Amy has traveled to New York State, Kentucky, Oregon, Washington State, West Virginia, Texas, Arkansas, and all over Ohio following up leads. Creekfoot, a well-loved biannual Bigfooting event in Ohio, was created by Amy and her research partner, Tina Sams. Much of Amy’s efforts have been put into her Project Zoobook, a group she co-founded comprised of primate zookeepers, primatologists, wildlife biologists, marine biologists, forestry workers, archaeologists, anthropologists, university professors, law enforcement officials, and other scientists working alongside Bigfoot researchers from across the country. She was given the International Bigfoot Conference’s 2018 Dedicated Researcher Award for her work with this group. Stories and other links discussed in this episode:  Amy Bue's Facebook Page Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.
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    Marc Myrsell: Incident at Ape Canyon | ST 015

    2:24:02

    In 1924, a group of miners who had been prospecting near the southeast shoulder of Mount St. Helens, Washington, returned from the wilderness with a hair-raising story. The men claimed they had been attacked by "apemen", who bombarded their remote cabin with stones after firing their weapons at one of the creatures. Known today as the Ape Canyon incident, it is regarded by some as one of the earliest widely-publicized stories in American newspapers involving what would become known as Sasquatch or Bigfoot in the years that followed.  There is no researcher who has looked more deeply into the history of the incident at Ape Canyon than Marc Myrsell, a land surveyor and researcher who has compiled an impressive amount of information about the story, having interviewed living witnesses and even located the site of the cabin where the miners were purportedly attacked. Myrsell joins us to discuss his research into the case, which has turned up new leads, and helped to dispel some of the rumors and misconceptions about the controversial story.  Stories and other links discussed in this episode:  Marc Myrsell on Facebook Original Newspaper Headline from July 17, 1924 Follow Sasquatch Tracks on Twitter. Got a news tip or story to share? Send us an Email. Have you seen an animal you can't identify? Submit a report here.

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