Thursday, September 25, 2014

One Week........... Honobia Bigfoot Conference and Festival 2014

Hello Everyone

It has been a long summer, time is almost here for the 2014 "Reunion" Honobia Bigfoot Conference and Festival being held at Christ 40 Acres, (a.k.a Kiamichi Mountains Christian Mission) The Honobia Bigfoot Club and Conference Committee has been planning this for a long time now. The endless hours on the phone, computer and doing interviews is about to pay off.

If you can make it, try and come out, this year's program and many more scheduled for the future is to help benefit the education of our next generation of youth. All proceeds go towards area school scholarships. So far the there has already been several students that have benefited from the scholarships. In partnership with many school districts, community organizations, private donors and the Honobia Bigfoot Club this year hopes to benefit many other students towards their education endeavors.

In another manner of speaking, this will be a very unique conference in itself. The speakers have not been to Honobia in several years. The speakers are coming from all over US. Several are well noted and distinguished speakers related to Sasquatch scientific research and have appeared on several TV programs. Several other speakers are local Bigfoot field investigators with more than 100 years of experience combined together. One speaker is well known to Honobia and has spent most of his investigative career in the area learning and working with several local residents to better understand the Sasquatch population within the Honobia Valley region.   There will be a familiar note to some of the presentations, that point towards the Native American culture and legends that help some people understand the Sasquatch from another point of view.
The Storytelling will be each night starting at or around sunset (6:30PM). This will be hosted by the conference organizers and have proved to be a great hit in the past years. In 2010, there were more than 300 in attendance (we stopped counting at 300, and there were more people coming in). So don't be late, bring a lawn chair and a blanket (temps maybe a little cooler this year).
There will be plenty of things to do, there will be arts and craft vendors, food vendors, bounce houses for the kids, and entertainment under the steel tent. Plenty of parking and staff members on hand to assist you in whatever you may need. Come out and enjoy the day, if nothing more than sit and relax and enjoy the open air. Hope to see you there!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Investigative File Case 018-2014 "Former and Current Military Personnel Observe Sasquatch During Training"

Open Case File  017-2014

Location: Oklahoma and Arkansas

Case Type: Witness Accounts of Encounter (US Military)

Time Frame: 1996, 1999, 2004, and 2012

Investigator: Troy Hudson, Sasquatch Genome Project

This investigator has known both individuals that are connected to this investigation personally.  One is retired and one is still serving on active duty with the US Army. Both serve in what as referred to as the Special Operations community. They both request that unit designations and other pertinent military facility and locations be kept confidential. This investigator has attended several training functions with both of these witnesses. One originally is from Oklahoma and the other was born and raised in Florida. The first witness (the retired one) will be nicknamed "Adam" and the other will be nicknamed "Stan" for the sake of confidentiality. Adam served in numerous capacities and while attending a training course at a location in Eastern Oklahoma (1996) he was at the moment operating as a "lookout" during a training exercise. He and another soldier observed a large bi-pedal (person as he described it) walk across a wide trail just inside a tree line just before dark. Their mission/purpose was to observe an area looking for students during a training exercise, Adam and the other soldier were completely camouflage and was unable to be seen with a quick glance. Adam said what he observed was very large, man-like upright person, no weapon, no rucksack (military backpack), and stepped across a 7 ft wide trail with one step. In addition during the exercise he remembers several soldiers complaining of hearing bi-pedal foot steps around them during the night time. He recalls that one soldier even heard a small branch break immediately behind him and when he utilized his PVS-14 (3rd Gen night vision) he could see no one in the immediate area. Descriptions of feelings of being watched and small sticks thrown at other soldiers were all remembered by Adam.

Adam was assigned to a "Special Unit" in the last years of his career and attended training at a facility in NW Arkansas. During this training (1999) this particular unit Adam was assigned to was conducting field exercises with approximately 20-25 personnel. During the first night of training several members of his team could hear someone walking around their position and could not see anything with their very powerful and sophisticated military night vision. This stumped his team mates, he shared with them in confidence his encounter in 1996. On the 2nd night of the exercise Adam and two other soldiers observed something running through the underbrush nearly 30 feet from their position. The night was no moon, heavy overcast and temperatures well into the low 20s.  He describes what or whoever it was seem to be breaking every branch and determined to make sure they knew it was there. One of the soldiers told Adam "that was a Bigfoot" however Adam said he utilized words he wouldn't describe to me as they were inappropriate.

Stan has served in the Special Operations community for more than 15 years. Stan has never believed in Bigfoot and even coming from Florida said that "he never believed in the swamp ape". He was at a location in North Carolina (2004) when he and several of his unit members had a encounter with something as he would describe "very large, powerful, and not afraid of them" Stan said they had a stand-off with something they could not see with either their naked eyes or their thermal units that were attached to their weapons. Stan said he was just feet away from them, they were all amazed that whatever it was had them stopped dead in their tracks and were unable to continue until it left the area. They vowed not tell anyone due to the fact that they are highly trained specialty members of the US Military and didn't want to chance their careers on being labeled as crazy or mentally unstable. Stan told this investigator during a phone conversation recently that he also remembers that there was an incident in 2012 at a military training facility in Oklahoma. Stan was serving as an instructor during a winter training course when he was informed by several students of the course of something following them in the woods but they could never see what it was. Stan said their description was similar to what he experienced in 2004. He silently asked around and found to his surprise that for more than 30 years members of the military that attend training at this facility have had encounters and unexplained experiences that are related to Bigfoot activity. It is also interesting to note that this investigator has visited this exact military facility during his youth years as a member of the Civil Air Patrol. 

There has been several internet reports from various Bigfoot research groups throughout the US that give indications of  Bigfoot experiences with Special Forces/Special Operations groups that operate in the US and abroad. One story that has circulated is the story of Tier One Unit (Tier One is a term best used to describe highly trained national asset to the US Government that carries out highly classified missions) this particular Tier One Unit was operating somewhere in a jungle and came upon a group of small people like creatures that were having some type of battle. It is not known that if the Tier One Unit eliminated the creatures or they moved on with out being observed by the creatures. However this witness that is a acquaintance to Stan told him "I was not there but I know someone who was, he will not talk about it and just know our world is not what it seems". Since these events have taken place it has been Stan's hobby to research these types of events that are witnessed by Special Operations members of the US Military. So far in his 2 years of research, Stan has learned that several members of several different branches of the US military have been witnessed to man-like creatures, paranormal events, and unexplained supernatural incidents. None of which will go on record to give their accounts and experiences. Tier One Unit members, are highly trained individuals that are responsible for conducting highly classified missions, the mere speak of paranormal experience to outside organizations or non-unit members is highly discouraged. It seems that there is a great number of people on US military bases and installations that have witnessed several events that can not be explained, related to Bigfoot it is just suggested that all over North America US Military Installations that there is more than 5 locations that Bigfoot/Sasquatch activity has been reported and still is being observed today.

Investigators Notes: There is an ongoing debate on several fronts related to US military commanders at each of these bases on how to handle stories and witness accounts of Bigfoot/Sasquatch incidents. 100% of them however elect to keep all events confidential and explain disciplinary action if anyone is discovered giving any information to anyone about Bigfoot at their particular military installation. This investigator as case files from previous investigations over the past 8 years. Several former military members have given their experiences that are so similar to Stan and Adam's it is only fair to say that there will be continued experiences and sightings well into the future.

Case Status: Open

Insert: US Army patch that is designated to the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center in Ft. Bragg North Carolina. This is where major portions of the US Military Special Operations and certain US Government personnel are trained that operate in Tier One. (Only for Display Purposes) We support our US Military serving and those who have served. God Bless America.

Sasquatch Genome Project

The Sasquatch Genome Project is fairly common knowledge among Bigfoot researchers here in the North America. It is also a very controversial topic among many. Majority of Bigfoot researcher, the science community and novice living room aficionados of the Bigfoot world do not believe or trust in the DNA results of the project nor do they believe in the videos and still photos of Sasquatch evidence from another research project that is connected to the Sasquatch Genome Project. It is not this author's intentions to make anyone believe or change their mind in the DNA evidence. This article is only to give this author's personal experience and involvement related to the Sasquatch Genome Project and the Erickson Project.

Troy Hudson had his first Bigfoot experience when he was a child growing up in SE Oklahoma. Throughout his life he was exposed to tribal customs and beliefs. Some were stories and experiences that were associated with Bigfoot/Sasquatch. It wasn't until late 2004 when he was asked about a organization from a co-worker that found the BFRO website ( Along with a close friend, Troy went on an expedition in SE Oklahoma. This started a part-time hobby that grew into a full time hobby of running around all over North-East and Central Texas, most of Oklahoma and western portions of Arkansas conducting field investigations and public/private expeditions. Yielding more than 100 investigative reports and participating in some rather high profile cases. In 2009 Troy along with several other Bigfoot researchers were asked to step in and organize the 2010 Honobia Bigfoot Conference. In 2010 is when Troy was contacted by Dr. Melba Ketchum through another field researcher that Troy was friends with. This particular friend was fellow field researcher Dennis Pfohl of the BFRO.
Troy had been conducting a research/investigative project in North Texas the same time Dennis was working a project for Adrian Erickson( in Kentucky. Troy along with Dennis had been working both of these projects parallel with each other from 2005-2008. Troy had seen most of the Erickson videos (within days of their recording) that people now claim are hoaxed and people in "Chewbacca" mask.
Troy Hudson's comments below:

"After I started talking with Dr. Ketchum and discussing in length the research I had been involved with and understanding native/tribal belief's and customs it was apparent that the DNA that Dr. Ketchum had come to understand was very similar in the way some people believe in who and what the Bigfoot really are. I had multiple discussion with Dr. Ketchum in 2010 about the nature of the results and what people would really find hard to believe in the true nature of what some of the samples of her DNA suggest. I went out to east Texas to visit with Dr. Ketchum and spend time learning the in's and out's of the DNA testing and what samples she was working with. Due to my law enforcement background and experience in formal evidence collection and handling I was blown away on how detailed her process was. The Sasquatch Genome Project followed strict evidence collection, preservation, and testing techniques that rival the Department of Justice. I know that some people in the science and Bigfoot research community find it in their hearts and minds to attack Dr. Melba Ketchum's resume and imply that her evidence is contaminated and she is perpetrating a hoax.

The equipment that tests the DNA has been examined, tested, re-examined, and verified to be working at and above the standards most DNA lab utilize. I am only providing the personal witness evidence that I know that offers that Dr. Ketchum has not, is not, and will not perpetrate a hoax for self-gratification nor any type of monetary gain. Dr. Ketchum was asked to perform these test, she didn't even believe in the existence of Bigfoot, and completely laughed and joked at the mere thought of performing the test. There was blind testing done with a number of labs so anyone in the future wouldn't scream foul or fake (as they are doing now) because it was a lab doing a test on a unknown specimen. She discovered that the DNA was acting funny and some of the labs wanted to know what are they testing. She told them, now I am a witness to one example that the lab said "wait you have what here, this is really strange" the world will not believe this. Guess what? They do not, they were right, you have labs that are saying "hold on wait this can't be right, but it is, these things exist" Now you have people claiming hoax and scam artist, people are pointing the fingers at Dr. Ketchum for scamming people out of money and trying to claim a victory for discovery of Bigfoot. I have been associated with Dr, Ketchum and Adrian Erickson for many years now. I have never seen such craziness in the realm of everyone wanted videos, they want pictures and they want scientific proof. Adrian Erickson provided the video and photographic proof. Dr, Melba Ketchum provided the scientific proof of three (3) whole nuclear genomes. Yet the scientific community and Bigfoot research community has turned their backs. The only people that believe in the merit of the two projects are the people personally involved and the countless witnesses that have assisted in the projects over the years"

Insert: Adrian Erickson, Dennis Pfohl, Rich Germeau, Dr. Sameul W. Sentell, JC Johnson, Troy Hudson, and Dr. Melba Ketchum.

Troy has led public expeditions for the BFRO from 2006-2009. It is well known by everyone that attended each of the expeditions that just about 94% of everyone on the expeditions either saw something, heard something, or experienced something that leaves them to believe that the Bigfoot do exist or there is more to learn. Troy has also led numerous private expeditions all over SE Oklahoma, NE Texas and parts of Central Texas. These expeditions too have yielding many experiences and eye witness to the fact that Bigfoot doe's exist. Here is Troy's comments:

" I do not and have not taken people privately out on expeditions for money, I have completed several private expeditions upon request that people get a chance to have some type of experience. I would say about 9 out of 10 people have walked away with a sighting and or an experience that they can not explain. What people do not understand that it is isn't the science that people can't believe, it is the fact that something like a Bigfoot can't exist because they were told as a child it is a big made up story and there is no way a 10ft bipedal creature that has a language and has children can live right under our noses and we can't find them. Man is too caught up in his ego and his believe that man is the only creature on this earth that is smart and doe's nothing wrong. I will say this, I heard this many years ago and still believe it today, a old Indian elder once said "Sasquatch, the Tall People, are here, they have always been here, Man can not see him because Man is blind to his own world". I have seen Dr. Ketchum attacked on the internet, radio, and from people in person. My question to the world is, why can't a young lady from East Texas be the one that has discovered what few people have failed at? Why can't a female be the one that has the proof along with the help of dedicated field researchers and private individuals such as Adrian Erickson? I think it is due to people's ego, everyone wants to be the one that discovered Bigfoot. We can't change our communities into more peaceful way of living, we can't stop hurting people, we can't change our way of partnership in working with other people for a common goal, but yet we can put a man on the moon, but yet the possibility of Bigfoot is so far fetched it causes animosity, hatred, and finger pointing among mature adults"

Troy has also explained that the Sasquatch Genome Project is working towards additional evidence collection and field research. Troy works with the Sasquatch Genome Project as a Tribal Liaison, he works with several tribal communities to better understand their belief's about the Sasquatch. In addition Troy has given lectures and presentations to public schools, community outreach programs, and Bigfoot conferences about the Sasquatch Genome Project and his experiences conducting field investigations.

Troy's final comments: "I do not believe a dead or live specimen of a Bigfoot is necessary for proof. Anyone that has seen the Bigfoot up close will tell you they are not going to try and shoot one nor are they going to attempt to try and dart one with tranquilizer. Anyone that really knows, knows these are not wild animals, they are not what most people think they are. They are a type of tribe, a type of people, and they have their own family networks. We should leave them alone, do not attempt to harm or capture them in any way. You ask, but you take people out into the woods to see them? No I take people out into the woods to hopefully educate them that the Bigfoot are not what they think they are. Do most of those people return from the woods with their minds changed? Some do, but most return with a more respectful approach to their beliefs about what truly is walking around in the woods at night. Your eyes will never lie to you, it is your brain that is the problem, we as adults are contaminated with stories from our childhood about Ghosts, and the paranormal. Your brain is your worst enemy when it comes to what you see and what you believe. Now under certain tribal belief's and customs there are other things that roam the earth that take on appearances that some people can be confused as to what they are seeing. That is a story for another time"

This article has no bearing nor has no direct affiliation to the members of the Honobia Bigfoot Club or the Kiamichi Mountains Christian Mission. It is nothing more than an article provided to give the reader another angle on the DNA aspects of the Sasquatch Genome Project.