May 4, 1999 - Tuesday
Steve Carefully Reads Green
Trapper Steve came over for coffee. Wanted to look over maps. He had been carefully reading John Green's big book, Sasquatch, The Apes Among Us, Hancock House, Saanichton, BC,
Pages 421-426 describe Glenn Thomas' account of watching apes in the Granite Peaks area in 1967. [ Read the Thomas account ]. Trapper Steve has concluded that the real site is in an area of rocks on the ridge south of Mt. Lowe. His reasoning from Green's account:
1. The cat skinner was working on Lowe Creek.
2. Thomas walked to Jim's Meadow which was stated to be between where he saw the beasts pulling rocks and eating rodents and where the cat skinner was working.
3. Jim's Meadow is south of Granite Peaks and Lowe Creek.
4. Therefore, the commonly attributed Thomas site on the flank of Burnt Granite to the north of Lowe Creek could not be where the sighting took place. Either that or the other two alternatives is that Green's account was transcribed in error or Steve didn't correctly read the book.
To non-woods people, a "cat skinner" is a bulldozer operator. We must get up there and check this out. Decided to try a recon next week. I'm not much into studying Bigfoot or Sasquatch history, except for entertainment reading, so I thought this bit of detective work exceptional. It also simply shows that lots of Sasquatch enthusiasts don't fact check.
I had bought the book for $50 from Ray Crowe. When Steve told me he hoped I didn't mind if he had underlined some things, I could only think that it was about the best $50 book I had ever bought. From his underlines and my reading of the account, I think Steve is right and we have an opportunity to look for a second site.
We talked about some other stuff concerning the "Standard Sasquatch Area" theory and what we had seen in the winter and spring.
One other thing Steve had dug out was directly related to some of my interests. In Thomas' letter, he specifically mentions that in one of his sightings that a Sasquatch went behind a large blow-down. In dry months, the blow down holes would be an excellent place for them to rest - in my opinion.
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