From Linda Jo Martin:
I’ve been BUSY since the Great American Bigfoot Research Organization expedition team came to town on the 4th of August to establish, kick off, and launch their videostreaming project. Somehow I was drafted to do a bit of office-tending. I also have been helping Elbert Yee with filming. I love these great cameras they’re using. High definition video – using tapes, not CD’s… they produce excellent quality videos and I noticed the Channel 5 News (from NBC in Medford) came here using a very similar camera. His video is now available for viewing on Tom Biscardi’s website: Sample Video
My job includes answering the phone, doing videostreaming, transfering the tapes to the computer and then to the internet, updating the website, and writing articles to add relevant content to the website. I’m trying to write one new article each day, but nothing I’ve written has been posted yet because it must go through an approval process.
Last night Tara had another visitation from something in the middle of the night. She’d left a bowl full of berries in her yard and that’s now gone. I’ll let her tell the details. Whatever it was didn’t go down to the creek so it didn’t show up on the video.
Yesterday I decided to offer Tara posting privileges on this weblog so I’ll be setting that up today. We are both Happy Campers (residents of Happy Camp, California) – so it is a local effort to keep people informed on what’s going on with Bigfoot research in this area.
After loading our Seiad Valley footage into the videostream we went by the Forest Service office to look at maps and to inquire about filming inside the Visitor’s Center. Then we went uphill to a wonderful campground north of Happy Camp – and when I say ‘uphill’ I mean… by the time we got there I thought we were at the top of the world. After driving around the outside of a mountain on a steep, winding, dusty dirt road for about five miles we went through the forest to a place where a large meadow spread out – enough for about 200 miners, packers, and adventurers to camp in.
Back in the 1800’s this was exactly what the area was used for – probably a place for mules to graze while men lay back and looked at the stars or joined in the legendary eternal poker game on a flat rock – a rock that has since been lost. The Forest Service has installed a campground there – appropriately named Poker Flat.
There’s much more to tell about the trip to Poker Flat, but I think I’ll leave the details for the book I’m writing. Both Tara and I are writing books about the experiences we’re going through this summer.
After leaving Poker Flat we drove to Kelly Lake and observed a bald eagle flying, swooping, hunting for fish. We heard the babies calling for food from a nest at the far side of the lake.