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Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

Word comes from the Mechanicsburg area near Springfield, Illinois of a young man who lives in a trailer in the woods. Recently his trailer was shaken violently, when the witness looked out the window he thought he saw something large running away. He and his friends have had things thrown at them…. he’s heard some “screaming”

 

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New Camper

Our new 21 ft 2017 squatching camper.. Being shorter than our last camper makes it more convenient when getting into those remote camping areas in Colorado.

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By | October 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Camper

Giant City State Park Vocal

Things that make you go “hmm”, pt.6

Recorded this unusual distant vocal at Giant City State Park in Southern Illinois during the nighttime of the 19th of Oct, 2016.

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Some roads are better not traveled !

Squatchin’ in Southern Illinois.

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East Central Illinois Gamecam

I was sent this interesting gamecam photo from a friend who lives in East Central Illinois. I have recorded extensively at this location. The family has ” Been hearing strange screams and series of howles again .”

The gamecam is positioned at about 6 1/2 foot high.

 

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Sasquatch Carving

My brother-in-law found this interesting carving in a campground near Lake Carlyle, Illinois

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Happy Birthday Belle !

Happy 12th Birthday to Belle (my Karelian Bear Dog), the best research partner ever.

 

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What’s in a Howl?

Great article !

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https://www.npca.org/articles/1254-what-s-in-a-howl

 

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Squatchin’ in Illinois

I receive many inquiries from people who would like to know the best squatchin’ areas in Illinois. To many out-of-staters Illinois is either urban Chicago or vast fields of corn and soybeans. What many don’t realize is what the “other Illinois” has to offer. Illinois is definitely a land of contrasts. Although Illinois is ranked # 38 among the states for amount of forests that does not mean those areas are lacking.

Illinois has 3.5 million acres of wooded lands including 78,000 miles of streams and rivers. In many ways Illinois is easier to squatch in than many of the larger states with their huge forests. In Illinois all one needs to do is head for one of the hundreds of recreational areas that are set aside by city, state or the federal government.

One greatly overlooked area for sasquatch activity are the forest preserves of Northeastern Illinois. Cook County and the surrounding counties have over 144,000 acres set aside for forest preserves. Included are an immense amount of bicycle and hiking trails.

Another great opportunity is rural cemeteries. Illinois have thousands of small cemeteries, many remotely located in woodsy areas.

The following links will take you to the major sites that describe recreational and camping opportunities in Illinois:

State of Illinois

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, 123 state protected areas: state parks, wildlife areas, recreation areas, nature reserves, and state forests.

Northeastern Illinois forest preserves. 

Forest Preserves of Cook County, over 69,000 acres.

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, over 23, 000 acreas.

Lake County Forest Preserves, 30,100 acres.

Forest Preserve District of Will County, 21,807 acres

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, several areas totaling over 54,000 acres in Illinois.

Carlyle Lake

Lake Shelbyville

Rend Lake

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service10 national wildlife refuges in Illinois.

Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge

Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge

Illinois River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge

Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge

Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge

Savanna District, Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge

US National Forests

Shawnee National Forest, over 265,000 acres

 

By | February 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Squatchin’ in Illinois

Facebook – Scream 5

Last night (September 27, 2014) at 9:45 my wife and I heard a loud scream coming

from the woods behind our home. I wasn’t sure exactly what it was. One hour later

we heard it again. This sound clip is not edited other than cutting out the

intervening hour to get the two screams on one clip. I left the katydids and the

background noise in as not to distort the scream.

(click on photo to play audio clip)

Facebook – Like Comment Share September 28 at 9:03 am

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