Jul 29

SC: This Sunday – A gold miners encounter

I was talking to Bob Garrett today on the phone for a few hours. Bob spent years living off of the land and in the mountains as a gold miner. We were chatting about a lot of things Sasquatch related, we were discussing past guests, I have had on the show to get his opinion on the creatures behavior. I told Bob β€œit would be great to do a show talking about encounters you had in the beginning, when you were mining and living off of the land, before you really knew about these creatures and behaviors you witnessed.”

Bob shared with me some of the best encounters I have ever heard. Bob also shared with me encounters that other miners had in the area. Bob talked about how the Sasquatches in Colorado are different then the ones in Texas. We discussed not only the physical characteristics but also the behaviors between the two. I am still thinking about some of the stuff he shared with me. Some of the encounters might surprise you.

Sometimes it is important to go back and discuss why you got into this field before the days of the online Bigfoot world. Join me this Sunday as I sit down and chat with Bob, you will not be disappointed.

54 Responses to “SC: This Sunday – A gold miners encounter”

    • Wes Germer

      Thanks Robert, Bob is a good man with a heart of gold. I think this might go down as one of my best shows. I was blown away with some of the stuff he shared with me. The stories from his mining days were some of the best stories I have heard to date.

      • DrAaron

        Wes, you have been fortunate to meet some amazing people through this experience. Men like Garrett and Gimlin make me appreciate being a dude and understanding the responsibility. Without you, I would never have known them. I can’t wait for this episode!

        • Susan P

          Dr. Aaron, just have to say that their is something in this statement that has me bristling, so much that I have kept coming back to this declaration.

          • PATRICK

            Susan P. please don’t bristle, women are equally as important as men. And when it comes to the most important contribution to humanity (raising children), a good Mother is far more important than any man. IMO.

          • DrAaron

            I apologize. I didn’t intend for this to be to be sexist. I would define the term “dude” but I believe that would be pointless also.
            Thanks, Patrick, you said it better than I could

  1. Frankie P

    Oh, that will be a great show! Bob has so much knowledge about these creatures and I learn something everytime I hear him speak, just like Coonbo and Bear. It’s like sitting in class. It would be so great to know the steps he took to start learning more and more about them and the differences/sameness he’s seen!

  2. Tyler D

    The Man, The Myth, The Legend-Bob Garrett. It’s always interesting to hear the origins of a an amazing researchers start into the subject. Anything involving the name Bob Garrett in it, and I’m immediately hooked. He’s just very entertaining to listen to, and he always has stories that have you at the edge of your seat. And what I respect the most about him is that, in my opinion, he’s doin research with the most dangerous, fierce and aggressive sasquatch in the entire country and yet he still is out there day after day getting fantastic information on these animals. In my eyes he is the Steve Irwin of Bigfooting

  3. Reed D

    I really look forward to hearing you and Bob talk on Sunday. I’ve developed a great deal of respect for Bob and think he’s tops.
    I can’t thank you enough Wes. Ive learned a great deal from you and you never disappoint!

  4. Gabriel H

    Bob – I hope that through the absolutely shifty things you and yours have been made to endure, you still see how much you are appreciated. It’s hard to find the words really…

  5. James L

    I want to hear the story of when he was in Colorado and he threw a rock at the squatch stealing out of his fish trap . I think he told in on big thicket watch when Tim interviewed him. That is a good one if I’m remembering it correctly????

    • Tedd

      That was a great encounter! I think they threw rocks at each other then stared at each other, Bob dropped his rock then wildman dropped his, crazy stuff!

    • Christine J S

      I don’t get it…WHY have you listed a link to music ???? What a waste of time..
      I got to hear one of Bob Garrets’ “Big Thicket” shows (before the gov’t crashed his station) and was totally charmed by his selection of music. This selection is pretty crappy and totally off topic.

  6. Tedd

    That’s going to be good! It bugs me when people make disparaging remarks about Mr. Garrett or his family (team). Not on S.C. I don’t think, other sites or blogs. First of all he is a Military Veteran who served during a time that soldiers received no support or gratitude, Vietnam era, and after that he lived in the bush for a number of years. If you can’t respect the service he gave our country you have to give credit for being able to truly live off the land while being in some of the most remote and dangerous parts of the nation. I would give just about anything to be able to learn just a few things from such a true woodsman and gentleman to boot!

  7. Theodore G

    It seems unanimous, I can’t wait for Sundays show. My father past away in 2012 at a ripe old age of 92, and i sure do miss him. He was a great story teller, so when I sit and listen to someone like Bob Garrett tell his stories it is as if my father is telling me the story and for awhile I forget he is gone. Thank you Bob and Wes, for making the missing less painful.

  8. Jennifer W

    Hi Theodore. I lost my dad two years ago and he was a great storyteller too. I hadn’t made the connection to how much Bob and some others remind me of that aspect of him. I think you’re right about why listening to some of these guys is reassuring/comforting in a way. Peace to you as you go forward without your dad. Losing mine has been a big loss to me too. I would have loved sharing SC with him, as I think he would have loved it.

    Christine, it was a snarky comment about a previous post that just said “DIDO”; the artist in the link is Dido. The fact that the comment I was commenting on didn’t make sense to the context was my point. Sorry if that confused and/or annoyed you.

    • Theodore G

      I appreciate the sentiments I am sorry that you last your father also. You nailed it when you said it is reassuring/comforting. Thank you for the kind words. And peace be with you.

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