On this episode, Nathan Bronis and Kirk Brandenburg, members of The Bigfoot Field Research Organization, join the guys to talk about their investigations into reports of Bigfoot sightings and also expeditions they host in Washington and New Mexico. BFRO, founded in 1995, is the oldest and largest organization of its kind -- a virtual community of scientists, journalists, and specialists from diverse backgrounds. The researchers who compose the BFRO are engaged in projects, including field and laboratory investigations, designed to address various aspects of the bigfoot phenomenon. Because of the education and experience of its members and the quality of their efforts, the BFRO is widely considered as the most credible and respected investigative network involved in the study of this subject. If you are interested in joining one of BFRO’s expeditions in Washington or other areas around the country, check out their 2019 expeditions page here: http://www.bfro.net/news/roundup/expeds_2019.asp
1:14 – Justin introduces Nathan and Kirk, Kirk talks about where they were recently camping, and the history of the organization. He talks about the expeditions they offer, their location preferences when exploring, and they cover the basics of sasquatch. Nathan shares how they respond to comments that question sasquatch existence, they discuss the vast wilderness in the PNW still to be explored, and Nathan explains the investigations they do when people report bigfoot sightings to them.
18:22 – Kirk talks about how he got involved with the BRFO in 2009, Nathan shares his first bigfoot encounter, and his struggle between flight or fight when he had the run in. Jeff asks about their belief in the Patterson tape, Scott brings up the sasquatch video made by Todd Standing from Canada, and Nathan gives his reviews and talks about his interaction with Todd.
44:08 – Nathan discusses capturing sasquatches on a thermal camera, how his interactions with bigfoot have really normalized his the idea of the creature, and if they have ever had an aggressive contact with them. He talks about the era of time that the idea of bigfoot came along, Jeff talks about the ‘Brown Man’, and they discuss if bigfoot is a nomadic creature.
57:30 – Scott talks about how people can help the organization without being and investigator, his love for all things weird, and Nathan talks about the amount of time he spends in the woods researching each year. He discusses the long term audio project he did collecting thousands of hours of recorded wildlife sounds, Justin shares his belief in sasquatch, and Scott volunteers to join them on one of their trips. The show ends with Nathan and Kirk giving information on the expeditions they have coming up including here and in New Mexico
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