EXPEDITION IS FULL NOW.
NOW LONGER ACCEPTING INQUIRIES
Dates: May 10-13 (Wed. - Sat.)
A: The following Sunday is Mother's Day]
The first BFRO expedition
in Arizona led to the discovery of a very
interesting cave in a remote part of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation
that appeared to have been used by sasquatches.
The second Arizona expedition focused on a different part of the Mogollon
Rim zone and resulted some compelling
incidents at night.
The Mogollon Rim is not well known outside of Arizona. Its notoriety
is overshadowed by the Grand Canyon. Though not quite as visually
spectacular as the Grand Canyon, it is much larger and more devoid
of humans along 95% of it. The Mogollon Rim is also more relevant to this
subject because it has much more plant and animal life than the Grand
The portion of the Mogollon Rim zone targeted in the upcoming Arizona
expedition likely has a resident family of sasquatches that feed upon the
abundant elk and deer herds there. It is a surprisingly wet area, by Arizona standards,
especially in the summer.
At the hottest times of the year in the rest of Arizona, the rim
zone receives very reliable precipitation, as
humid air from the Gulf of Mexico is funneled up and over the rim, creating
updrafts into colder air which results in massive thunderheads and rain
showers nearly every afternoon. The vegetation in this area is surprisingly
lush in the summer, supporting a particularly large elk and deer population
compared to anywhere else in the state. Thus this zone has the more of the
protein staples for bigfoots than anywhere else in Arizona.
Expedition organizer Sandra McLemore is likely the most experienced
bigfoot researcher familiar with Mogollon Rim hotspots. Sandra led several
great public and private BFRO expeditions between 2008 and 2017 in Arizona
and one in New Mexicio. She has been bravely checking out locations on her
own since then. She really knows her way around some sections of the Rim.
At least some part of this
expedition group will check out more than one area in the Rim zone. Keep
that in mind. Because if you want to see as much as possible it will help
to sleep out of the back of an SUV, rather than a (cumbersome) tent, so it
is not a hassle for you to pack quickly and relocate to a new spot each
day and night with that group.
Of course, the whole group will stay
put at the first spot if Sandra's knack for finding a good bigfoot spot on
the first stab (depending on seasonal conditions) serves us well.
It's all about the elk herds up
there. The two species tend to end up in the same areas.
another reason why you should consider sleeping in a vehicle on this trip.
When Sandra is your leader on the Rim you will almost certainly find
yourself deep in bigfoot area with a bunch of big elk nearby. You will
likely wake up to the sound of elk walking around your tent at some point,
which can be unnerving if it's a whole herd of them.
unnerving if you are off the ground and inside a car, even if the back
hatch is wide open. At least you won't get trampled.
Various attendees will have state-of-the-art thermal optics for recording
video in the dark. The BFRO sells high-resoluation (384 lines)
thermal cameras for much lower than retail price, because we want as many
people as possible to afford them. See BFRO homepage for more info about
those cameras. Click on thermal image of the guy with a dog. You will not
regret owning one of those devices. A good thermal video camera is MUCH
more useful for squatching than the best nightvision video camera.
UPDATE: As of
02/12/23 Sandra is no longer accepting requests for participation.