Field Research Blog
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Our Research Approach
When we receive a Bigfoot/Sasquatch sighting our encounter by the hotline or online report function, our first priority is to contact the witness. Our contact method could be by phone or by email. We will ask the witness specific questions and get a better understanding of their sighting or encounter. If both the witness and SWVA come to an agreement, an investigator near the area will meet with the witness (if desired) or travel to the location to perform field investigation. Our goal here at SWVA is to ensure that proper investigations are performed and that our witnesses are comfortable with reporting their sightings/encounters to us. Depending on the encounter or sighting, different methods may be used for research. We have an array of equipment for our use (cameras, game cams, audio recording equipment, night vision, thermal imaging devices, etc.) But sometimes, just good old-fashioned "boots to the ground" methods work well. We have a "no-nonsense" approach to research. Our members are well qualified to distinquish regular wildlife activity from unusual, uncommon activity. Our investigators have a wide range of experience professionally. Some of the professions in our group include police officers, police investigators, environmental scientists, geologists, professional contractors, biologists, electricians and folks from the Army, Marines and Navy to name just a few.
Scientific Field Research - At several Bigfoot encounter locations, our current and upcoming scientific field research includes mapping of unnatural structures, the use of technical equipment in daytime reconnaissance and nighttime surveillance, and outreach for a habituation scenario. If achieved, a habituation scenario would be used to obtain surveillance footage and to conduct scientific field studies involving infrasound data collection, regional rare minerals, and hydrogen sulfide, etc.