Well after a busy week I’m getting around to writing my first blog. I figured that I would write about my vision for the TSRO. I’m well aware that this vision will change as we add members to our ranks and get their input as to what the TSRO should be. I want to see this group evolve and not stay stagnant. I don’t want to see it as some militant group where you are silenced and thrown out on your ear for speaking out of turn. On the other hand I don’t want us to be so loose as we should compromise the integrity of the group members and be seen as a joke. So with that and a little research on the good old World Wide Web I came up with a list of guidelines. Mr. Steve Kulls of sasquatchdetective.com has posted on his website the “5 Tenants of Sasquatch Research” and I agreed with 4 out of the 5 items on his list. He suggests that we keep and open mind, remain objective, tell the truth, educate, and expose the hoaxers. As I said I agreed with 4 out of the 5. I don’t necessarily agree with exposing the hoaxers. I believe that instead of exposing them publicly and giving them more power we should just ignore them. Let the other groups know quietly that this person is trying to hoax the community and thereby taking away their power. With that said here are my guidelines. Please feel free to add comments and give us some feedback so that we can start to make this group a well respected and prominent member of the Bigfoot community.

1.      Be Respectful. Grandma always said that you could catch a whole lot more flies with sugar than with salt so, if the person you are interviewing seems nuttier than squirrel poop in a Planters factory, be respectful. Don’t forget this person may also want their privacy protected so be respectful of that as well. The same goes for working with another group. That particular group or group member may have an entirely different hypothesis on what Bigfoot is and how they operate. No matter how ridiculous their idea may sound it may have some truth in it. Agree to disagree there is no need for a street fight over an idea about a creature that is not supposed to exist. After all there really are no “experts” in our field.

2.      Be honest no matter what it might show. I’d rather be honest about what I had found than get caught up in a bunch of lies. The best thing about telling the truth is you don’t have to remember a bunch of lies.

3.      Keep and open mind and explore all of the possibilities. You may catch a piece of evidence that others are unwilling or unable to see because you are open to all of the possibilities.

4.      Remain objective to the facts. You don’t want to sacrifice reality for the fantasy of finding the next big piece of evidence. “Is that a tree formation or is it a blown out tree top?”

5.      Educate those who are willing to listen or those who are seeking knowledge. Remember the old saying about you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink? Well the same goes here. Without a “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” with a Bigfoot you’ll never change some peoples mind.

6.      Learn from those who have knowledge to share. I know that earlier I said that there are no experts in this field. Well there aren’t because if there was we’d be having tea with Bigfoot. What there is in this field are those who have had a heck of a lot of time in the field and dealing with data. Pick their brains and learn what they had to find out the hard way. You’ll advance much more quickly by learning from their mistakes.

7.      Work together both in our group and with other groups. The more sets of eyes, ears and hands that there are out there the more likely we are to find evidence. I’ve noticed that there are way too many factions in the Bigfoot community. I don’t understand why because we are all trying to do the same thing. Why not pool all of our resources and work together? I want the TSRO to work with any group and share information.

8.      Maintain you integrity because without it your data, knowledge, and credibility are shot. Remember the guy with the frozen “Bigfoot’ in the freezer. I don’t think he could parade a 10ft tall Sasquatch down through the middle of Times Square right now and not be suspect because of his previous actions.

9.      Do good research. Make sure that you have the science to back up your data. Everything that we all do in this community is dissected and put under a microscope so make sure your data is sound and all of the T’s are crossed and the I’s dotted.

10.  Ignore the hoaxers. Let the other groups know about the hoax and then move on. There is no need to make them a sideshow act and make them famous by perpetuating their lies.

Thanks for taking the time to visit the TSRO and good luck out there.

YeahNo
5/6/2012 07:26:14

My only suggestion would be to do your homework regarding Kulls' reputation -- the real one, not the one he boasts himself -- before you go aligning yourself with THAT name. Otherwise, good luck and have a great time with your project!

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Mike Allen
5/6/2012 11:04:54

I should have pointed that out YeahNo. I'm not aligning myself with Kulls I just wanted to give him credit for the information that I took from his website. Thank you for pointing it out, I appreciate your input YeahNo.

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