It's not often that I post random thoughts and feelings about some in this field of research, but due to recent events, I feel compelled to do so. It took many days for me to decide to write this up.
In the short three years I've been actively doing this research, I've learned some things the hard way.
Be careful who you associate with. Let your gut feeling about folks guide you through your decisions. Even people who you "think" are your friends, WATCH OUT. The big let down is when someone you look up to looks for ways to hurt you. That cuts pretty deep.
Some people are in this for the "fame" it seems. They are afraid that someone else is going to get the better of them or find some hard evidence that they were not a part of. Really, does it matter who finds it first? I could care less who discovers this creature we all look for.
I want to stress this point, particularly to all those scanning the internet for places to report their Bigfoot sightings and encounters to. When you have someone or a group start asking you if you've reported your sighting or encounter to someone else...BEWARE!!! These are typically the people or groups who are in this for the fame and attention. Sasquatch Watch of Virginia is in this for the study of an unknown species. We are in this to bring a scientific approach to this ridiculed phenomenon. There are way too many people in this world reporting sightings of an unknown, bipedal creature in the forests of world.
Our group has been accused of...and I quote...having a "seemingly technical capability" in this field of research. This quote is taken from someone who we "thought" was a good friend, someone we looked up to. Now the group feels as if it were stabbed in the back. The name of this individual or group will be kept confidential, as our group does not and will not stoop to the same level.
This group does and will continue to treat everyone with respect. No one deserves to be treated in this fashion. I hope this information helps others out there who may just be coming into this field of research. These are the type of things that keep people from reporting encounters and pursuing this field of research.
Bottom line is this...
Sasquatch Watch of Virginia will continue to treat each person with respect. There will be no ridicule of witnesses or other researchers. A scientific approach WILL be taken on each and every sighting or encounter report. Your information is safe with us, we never share any information without your permission. Our group currently has folks who are professionals in the field of science.
I thank each and everyone who continues to support our efforts!
Sasquatch Watch of Virginia