It's been seven long months... good to hear Mike's voice once again.
Speaking of which, we might not see much of Nathan Reo again either, have you heard he just shut his videos down publicly?
As of about 10 hours ago, he uploaded this video explaining why. To be honest, I can easily relate to him and feel the same about his points:
Avid hikers and kids would find his trail spots online, track down locations from his video and take selfies of themselves in front of land marks. Specifically Monument Wallow, which had a family living there and was considered sacred. Not to mention he had stalkers, people researching into his background, family, trying to discredit him, attacking him, grotesque stuff. He was right when he said the Bigfoot community was toxic and akin to senior nurses giving beginner nurses a hard time... Perhaps this is typical online reaction to new "celebrities", but it's a shame it afflicts this community at all... thinking about what happened to Mike Patterson and the owner/'s relatives.
What's a darn shame now is that there's only two videos available on Nathan's channel, this one included, and they're both vlogs. I was really looking forward to showing my siblings his Wallow video but I didn't download it in time. Impossible Visits did a video in recognition of his famous family encounter though:
Anyway, thought you should know. I only just discovered Nathan (thanks to you, Jimmer), and was really interested in seeing more. I don't hold it against him in the slightest though, my main gripe is that people are going to use this as a reason to think he was hoaxing all along. Which I don't believe.
Normally I'm too busy to stay up to date with this news but here's what I got... Chris and Mark from The Trail to Bigfoot explored a swamp section in Florida recently:
He's a very technical guy with his research and has a good understanding of the data. Not necessarily what I'd consider the best approach since it relies on a lot of hidden cameras, but his other good moments concerning the Yowie include sound recordings in his older BREAKING THE RULES -
I found a really good mine exploration clip which showed haunting activity, the kind that poor Kenny Veach may have encountered in California, but that's not really Sasquatch related so I dunno. I might dig it up later, but this is all I got for now anyway.
[EDIT]: So I was up for 22 hours last night when I posted this, had a long work and training day, and when I finally wake up this morning I still feel really drained, but all I can think about is more videos. Since I have the day off, here are the two mine exploration videos, if you hadn't already known:
So this is Frank, who runs 'Exploring Abandoned Mines', a self explanatory channel he's been uploading to for over 8 years. He has found all kinds of crazy things before; old machinery, bones, guns, dynamite, graves, cremated remains, satanic symbols. He's usually interested in the historical context around old mines located in California, Nevada and Arizona, but in 2013 he explored this one dating back to the mid-1800s, and was pretty immediately put off venturing any deeper. After this incident scared him, he received a lot of responses to go back inside and take a better look.
So around the same time next year, he did. And he will never try it again:
Obviously the mine is not in operation, there should be no mechanic or inhabitant activity anywhere near it. These are now his two most popular videos. As some associate this with a parallel dimension or "memory haunting" of sorts, like the Titanic stories, it was pointed out that the Horton mine is also about 4 hours North of Groom Lake, and so theories about D.U.M.B.s are also alluded to. Some of the comments in this thread are interesting: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1107268/pg1
"Abandoned mines and the supernatural seem to be bedfellows."
But again this isn't strictly Sasquatch phenomena, so forgive me if it's out of place.
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there's something for everyone: sasquatch/yowie, orbs/ufos and spooky investigations.
as we've discovered along the way, sasquatch seem connected to the 'other.'
some would call it the paranormal, even, another dimension.
until we get more information, I'd say that all aspects of the unknown are fair game,
while we search for sasquatch.
as for nathan. he's a perfect example of a lamb brought to slaughter.
he was trusting, affable, open and it caught up to him.
far more exposed than mike paterson ever felt comfortable doing,
nathan marched into a dark room and he got whacked.
he says he'll publicly post new videos on his FB page, so keep your eyes on that.
lastly, the norton mine video is excellent.
the haunting audio is quite good.
and where will all of this lead us? where here to find out.
all I know is that mike paterson will once again pitch is blue tent.
he has new land to explore. land that is close to where nephatia and the clan hang out.
will his story continue? will it expand? will they share more with him?
here's this fellow's statement on why he took down the videos
and a direct request to one of the groups that is attacking him:
21 hrs ·
Here's a message I sent to the "The Coalition for Critical Thinking...Bigfoot Research"
[Group admin's name], I've seen that you are posting some stuff about me.
Believe me, I appreciate skepticism. I actually prefer the company of skeptics to "bigfooters".
I would ask that you do not share details or information with others that may put me or my family at risk.
Please avoid posting my last name, address, phone numbers, or anything else that could potentially put us at risk.
I am not accustomed to the volume of attacks and stalking that I am getting as of late.
People have been driving by my house and taking pictures, as well as following me
up the canyon, parking, and then watching me hike from the side of the road (even using binoculars).
Please avoid posting information about where I went to school, etc.
I am totally fine with you tearing my Bigfoot claims apart, calling me a hoaxer, fraud, whatever, but please let my personal life alone.
I would very much appreciate that. If you want I would be willing to do a video chat with you or multiple people from your skeptic group.
You guys are willing to barrage me with any questions you may have.
You can grill me all you want. I'd be happy to do this in exchange for your cooperation to maintain the privacy of my family. thanks.
here's a wise FB reply:
Truly I am sorry you are going through this nightmare. Unfortunately it seems to go with the Sasquatch territory.
I hope you consider setting up a private group where you can control who joins it, and
you can promptly remove and block anyone who violates your rules and guidelines and your trust.
Always edit your videos to remove any landmarks that can lead people to the habitation site.
Take back your power.
Once you have done that continue with your work, but publish it carefully.
I believe in your work and I feel that it can lead to finally establishing protected habitats for these beings we call
Bigfoot, Sasquatch, etc. please first, though, protect your family and yourself. Seek a lawyer and also file police reports.
Photograph people who follow you or come to your home, get license plate numbers when possible.
Write down anyone who calls and harassed you by date and time and phone number if available.
This can be used if a lawsuit is necessary.
You and your family are in our prayers and we send you our support and love.