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“Newsweek” Sasquatch

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Who else has picked up their copy of the special edition of “Newsweek” that’s devoted entirely to sasquatch? I haven’t had time to read the entire issue yet, but we made sure to grab a copy. As you all know, due to experiences with at least one sasquatch that I had while growing up in Ohio, the topic is one of extreme interest for me.

Our thanks to Mr. Cliff Barackman for sharing news of this issue’s release on his Facebook page recently. Had he not done that, this might have slipped by without our notice.

My wife and I also have a book in the works dealing with that subject. It’s called “Hidden TribeHidden Tribe“, and is currently in edits.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Unknown Air Date

People keep asking when the episode of “Finding Bigfoot” that we attended filming for last week will air. As I explained in this post, we don’t know that at this time. From what we were told at the filming, that episode could tentatively air sometime this coming March. It’s up to Animal Planet, though. We’ll announce the actual air date for the episode when we know it.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Finding Bigfoot”

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Luckily, the weather cooperated yesterday. We had a little snow, but not nearly enough to keep us from the “Finding Bigfoot” town hall meeting up in Chiloquin, Oregon.

Although the entire process took longer than expected, making for a lengthy day, Desirée Lee and I had a blast. The tribal drumming and singing to welcome the “Finding Bigfoot” cast/researchers was stunning. There were some really great accountings of local sasquatch activity recounted by several of the people there. Anyone even passingly familiar with the television series “Finding Bigfoot” knows what a part of each show the town hall meetings, and the stories recounted at them, play.

Desirée and I have had one possible sighting right here in Dorris, California – yes, within the city limits. Just barely, but still within the city limits. And you all probably know of my accounts from Ohio years ago. We had hoped to talk about our probable sighting here in Dorris at the filming of the show yesterday. However, the episode is being slanted toward sightings/encounters by local native peoples. So, they were given first chance to tell about their own encounters with sasquatch. There were enough of those to fill the time. As a result, no non-natives got to speak. However, we did get the chance to tell each of the four cast members/researchers of the sighting afterward.

Getting to meet each of them – Matt Moneymaker, Cliff Barackman, Renae Holland, and James “Bobo” Fay – was a true pleasure. If you four are reading this: Matt, the surprise parking lot meeting caught me off-guard, but was truly awesome, and epic for me. Thank you most sincerely. Renee, thank you for the added helpful information, and we really do want to read the new book. Cliff, I meant what I said about not being at all sorry that you – via the show – taught our two-year-old daughter how to do sasquatch howls. And, once again, our heart-felt thanks to each of you for the autographs.

Though Desirée and I didn’t get to tell of our local sighting on camera, given where we were sitting during the meeting it’s almost a certainty that we will appear on TV when that episode of “Finding Bigfoot” airs. From what we were told yesterday, the air date for the currently-filming episode will be sometime during this coming March. I’ll let you all know, via this website/blog, when we know a more exact air date. The episode is centered on the Pacific Northwest, so please keep watch for it in your TV listings!

The above photo was taken yesterday by a friend of ours who was also in attendance. We didn’t know about the photo until today. It’s of Desirée and I standing with Matt Moneymaker after the filming. Had we known he was taking this photo, we’d have posed for it!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Weather

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I talked in a post last week about the upcoming town hall meeting in Chiloquin, Oregon for the hit Animal Planet TV show “Finding Bigfoot”. That’s about 45 miles or so from us here where we live in northern California. We’re now under a severe weather advisory for this weekend – heavy winds, rain, and snow. Hopefully we can still make it up to Chiloguin for that meeting on Monday! Please keep watching for updates.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Town Hall Meeting

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Yesterday, Desirée Lee found out that the cast and crew of the hit Animal Planet series “Finding Bigfoot” will be filming not too terribly far from where we live in a couple of weeks. Anyone familiar with the show knows of the town hall meetings. Well, on the 16th of this month, one such meeting will be held up in Chiloquin, Oregon. See the article about it here. We’re making plans to attend. With us there, there’s a chance we’ll end up on-screen in the episode when it airs. Keep watching this blog/website for updates as this progresses.

As you all know, Desirée and I have a book in edits right now called “Hidden Tribe“. That book is a work of fiction, but it’s inspired in large part by real-life events surrounding at least one sasquatch I encountered while growing up in central Ohio. For those of you who aren’t familiar with those accounts, you can see a post here that went on-line several years ago listing them.

We are also members of a local sasquatch research group called State of Jefferson Sasquatch Research. If anyone has any sasquatch accounts, especially ones taking place in northern California or southern Oregon, please get in touch with me regarding those.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Still Affected

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By now, you’re probably all aware of my past sightings, and other experiences involving at least one sasquatch while growing up in central Ohio. If not, or if you just want a refresher, here is a telling of those events that went on-line several years ago.

A lot of people, after having a sighting of a sasquatch, will say something along the lines of “You’re never the same afterward.” This is very true. Seeing a sasquatch changes you. The sightings and other encounters I had happened over 1,000 miles away from where I now live, and over 20 years ago. I’m still affected by them to this day. I still wake up from sasquatch-inspired dreams, even full-blown nightmares. In fact, a good chunk of last night was spent wide awake after one.

Desirée Lee and I had both hoped that working on “Hidden Tribe” would help with such things. It hasn’t seemed to have done so. After so long, I really don’t know if anything will stop the dreams/nightmares. The sasquatch I encountered in Ohio wasn’t/weren’t (I assume it was one of them, but on one occasion, there had to have been at least two of them present) overly aggressive. There’s no reason that I can determine as to why I should still be so strongly affected by them so long afterward. Yet I am.

Part of me wants to see another sasquatch. Part of me hopes I never do. Desirée Lee has never seen one. Part of me hopes that she does. Part of me hopes that she doesn’t. While it would be great to share such a thing with her, as she’s my wife, and best friend, I don’t want her to deal with the lifelong lingering effects that such a sighting inflicts on a person. We live in northern California, just shy of the state border with Oregon. We’re in prime sasquatch country. I can’t be outside without looking at the wooded mountains around us, and knowing that there are probably sasquatch nearby. I’m always keeping my eyes open for them.

“Hidden Tribe” was inspired, in large part, by my own experiences with sasquatch in Ohio, though the book takes place in the Pacific Northwest, where we live, and is a work of fiction. Currently, the book is in edits. Working on it as a form of therapy hasn’t seemed to work for me. But it’s still been a pleasure to team up with Desirée Lee on this project. We both sincerely hope that our fans and readers enjoy the book upon its release.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper

Russian Chupacabra

Yes, this is another of those posts about something cryptozoological that has caught my interest in the news. In this instance, please find the article here. Due to both personal interests, and my standing as a bestselling, award-winning author of paranormal, fantasy, and horror literature, these types of events are things I pay attention to. What do you all think of this occurrence?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Consulting

I’m the bestselling, award-winning author of 30+ published short stories, eight novels, and one novella. My wife Desirée Lee, and myself write, and create the hit mature audience werewolf horror webcomic “MoonWraith”. I’ve also done other comic book work, and branched out into screenplays.

Also, I’m Wiccan, and have made a study and practice of magick. Years of my life have also been devoted to the study of, and dealing with, various aspects of the supernatural, and cryptozoology.

I’d be willing and able to work in the capacity of a consultant in any of the above topics, or fields. That goes for research projects, books, or practical applications. Please just contact me via my website. I have no doubt that we can work out a fair fee for my time and energies. I look forward to hearing from you!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Sasquatch Novel Update

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The sasquatch novel that Desirée Lee and I have been working so hard on is nearly finished. We’re a bit over 60,000 words into it. This draft should wrap up quickly. We’re still looking for the right title for the book. Nothing we’ve come up with yet fits it, and sounds less than cheesy. So, we continue tossing title ideas around. We’re also doing a lot of back and forth discussion on what the book’s cover ought to look like.

In the meantime, we’re still looking for sasquatch researchers to read the book, and review it before it’s released. I talked about that in more detail in this recent post.

Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

New Book Progress

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In the effort of keeping all of my fans and readers in the loop, I wanted to take time to update you all on the new book that Desirée Lee and I are co-authoring. This is the sasquatch novel that I’m talking about. I’ve mentioned it a few times recently on this blog/website.

Our current draft is moving along quickly and smoothly. We’ve over 27,000 words into it. Part of the reason as to why we’re making such fast headway is that we’re adapting this from a previous draft. The draft we’re working from is incomplete. It wasn’t working; something was missing. That draft ultimately ended up sitting on the proverbial back burner for a while. Now that we’ve rethought some things regarding it, and are rewriting it with some changes and additions, it’s working well for us. And, since we’re working from a draft that had already been three-quarters or so completed, our progress thus far as been quick.

As I’ve talked about before, we have a couple of good promo opportunities this summer to advertise this book. But, only if it’s out by then. Hopefully it will be. Things look excellent for that at the moment.

Currently, this project still lacks a title. We keep referring to it as “the untitled sasquatch project” or “the sasquatch book”, or similar things. Potential titles keep bouncing around between us. As yet, we’ve not stumbled upon something that we both like. Hopefully that will happen soon. Desirée is fine with working on untitled projects. I don’t like doing so; I like to have a title to think of a given project as. Doing so much work on this book, without it having a proper title, is a very alien thing for me. I don’t like it at all. The project needs a title. Soon as we have one, I’ll give it on this site/blog.

In the meantime, progress on our current draft of “the untitled sasquatch project” continues.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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