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Gifting! Not Baiting
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Leaving offerings and gifts for Sasquatch is more commonly referred to as baiting. After leaving fruit, nuts and chocolate in one location for a year now, I can say without reservation that thinking you can bait Sasquatch is arrogant and the wrong approach.

It is easy enough to bait a cage with a piece of meat and capture a common animal like a dog, coyote or a pig. This method is easy and works well because the animal does not have the intelligence to recognize a trap when he sees it. Have you ever heard of Sasquatch being trapped? Sasquatch has been able to elude mankind right to this day and this alone is proof enough that they are not just a dumb animal. So why treat them like one? A pile of apples with a trail camera 20 feet away is not bait; it is an insult to their intelligence.

There are two ways to go about this. One way is to sneak around in the forest and hope to trick a Sasquatch or you can establish a relationship and learn through indirect contact. Both of these methods are easier said than done however. All we can tell you is what we have tried.

Finding a location to leave your offerings is the hard part. We selected an area by looking at satellite photos and using common sense. There has to be three things present in any location.

1. There has to be enough cover for Sasquatch to freely move around in. This does not mean you have to find the largest forest though.

2. There has to be food. Both vegetation and meat.

3. There has to be water like lakes, rivers and creeks.

After finding a suitable location, walk around and become familiar with the area. Keep your eyes open for things that look out of place. Stick structures are probably the biggest prize because they are often elaborate enough to be sure it was not natural. In other words, something made it.

This would be a good location to begin your field research. Audio recordings will yield more information about the area than any camera. Most cameras see a small area directly in front of the lens and it is only a few square feet. Just about any audio recorder is capable of recording sounds from great distance. All you need is enough decibels. On a quiet night it is possible to clearly hear noises like cars on a road at known distances of several miles.

Just for mathematical purposes let us assume a three mile recording radius.

pi R2 = 9 pi = 28.27 square miles

Video covers just a few square feet compared to audio that covers square miles.

After you have collected audio evidence that there are Sasquatches in the area you can begin leaving your offerings. Find a spot near a heavily traveled game trail.

We began leaving apples in a cardboard box set 5 feet up in a cedar tree and they were being taken on a regular basis. Often when we approached the area we would hear a banging noise. It sounded as if someone was hitting the bottom of a metal can. We looked around and found a 5 gal kerosene can. We hit the can with a stick and it was the same noise we heard just a few minutes before. I wove cedar branches together to support the can and set it in the tree. This has been our offering platform ever since.

We have never found any evidence that the apples were being pilfered by deer, hogs, raccoons, rodents or birds. On several occasions apples were bitten and placed back on the platform or dropped on the ground in the immediate area. It seemed as if they were letting us know that they were the ones taking the apples.

You will notice that the flesh of the apple has not started to turn brown yet. This apple was bitten and left just prior to our arrival. Finding apples like this happens often.

The four pictures above clearly show that only one bite was taken from the apple. The bite measures approximatly 1/3 larger than a normal man. A hooved animal could not make a bite like this. We use our upper and lower teeth to penetrate the apple. Then we use our hand to apply leverage enough to pop one piece of apple off. A hooved animal is simply incapable of holding the apple to apply the leverage.

The ragged or torn part of the bite is the bottom teeth. The skin from the apple has been pushed down in to the apple. The tooth is clearly square and large.

Here are two more examples of apples. The apple on the right has been bitten several times. The apple on the left only has one bite. The flesh on the apple has begun to turn brown. These apples were bitten several hours before our arrival. There are large teeth marks in both apples but the marks are obvious on the apple to the right.

Every time we enter the area to check on the apples we always did exactly the same things. When we got near the area we either called out to anounce our presence or just simply made a lot of noise. After a few months we began to get whistles and soft cooing sounds when we entered the area. Often we hear loud and obvious bi-pedal foot falls and they are not shy about it. On one occasion we got whistles from three different directions and as close as 50 feet. There were times when it seemed as if they were waiting for the apples.

Human Apple Bite (Control Sample)

The picture above is an apple from the same bag as the apples we found with large bites. The human bite is 1/3 smaller than the bitten apples found at the research site. When you compare the control bite to the other apples you notice striking similarities. Except for the size difference in the bites the control is nearly identical to the bites believed to be by Sasquatch.

Although apples seem to be Sasquatches preference we have left a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and candy. On one visit we left three ears of sweet corn. When we returned the next day two of the three ears of corn were gone. The remaining ear of corn had the husk pulled down and was repositioned on the platform. We left more apples and returned again the next day. We were surprised to find all of the apples gone and one ear of corn had been returned. The ear of corn that was on the platform was still where we left it. The ear that was returned was placed under the tree. The corn has been chewed on but once it was under the tree almost any small animal could have done that.

CONCLUSIONS:

1. Do not bait Sasquatch. If you want to give them something just give it to them.

2. The Sasquatches in our research area will typically leave obvious signs that tells you it is them taking the apples. They leave bitten apples; we get very close whistles and obvious bi-pedal movements around the offering area when placing new apples.

3. We have never been threatened. No rocks have been thrown. We believe the reason we are not seeing any aggression is because we let them know we are nearby, we are never armed and we do not leave cameras. We leave audio recorders. Because the recorders are completely passive and a short distance away. The Sasquatch does not see it or dose not care. Either way we get audio.

4. The bites in the apples are approximately 1/3 larger than a normal human bite.

5. There is clear evidence of large square tooth penetration in the apples.

6. Only something with an opposing thumb could hold the apple and apply the leverage needed to pop a large piece off the apple like that.

7. The Sasquatches at this location only take red apples. Yellow or green apples were never taken. Bruised apples were not taken either. The bruised apples were placed at the front and rotated so the bruise was visible to us. I guess they are picky! At first we left Hersey chocolate bars wrapped up. None were taken until the bar was completely unwrapped.

8. Sometimes there would be audio evidence that the Sasquatch was there on a night but no apples were taken. Sometimes only one apple would be gone. This tells us that the Sasquatches in this area are not starving. The apples and other goodies seemed to be more of a treat than a meal.

9. The control bite is so similar to the larger bite that it is safe to say something with a human like mouth bit those apples.

Bob Truskowski / Bigfoot Research Society