December/January 04-05 Expeditions on
the Mescalero Apache
Indian Reservation, near Ruidoso, New
Mexico, ended on schedule.
Some new BFRO investigators from Mescalero are continuing the efforts
initiated by the expedition. They will be interviewing witnesses,
documenting track finds, and setting up recorders and cameras at
The investigators from Mescalero will provide updates on their findings
via a free email newsletter -- The Apache Bigfoot Newsletter.
The newsletter will cover incidents and investigations on the Mescalero
and Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservations.
Click here for more details
about the Apache Bigfoot Newsletter.
No visuals but there were some close-range, sound-only incidents
at night. For details on those incidents, click here.
Although there were plenty of night-vision (NV) scopes on hand,
none of the participants brought NV goggles. That made a big difference.
For more on that, click here.
During the trip a few footprints were photographed. One undetailed
track was cast. To see the best track photographed, click here.
There was a find of a Northwest-style boulder stack. For more about
boulder stacks, click here.
The most impressive part of the trip was the number of people in
the area who came to tell us their stories, and the number of incidents
involving approaches to occupied dwellings at night. This happened
in more than one area, but most consistently in Carrizo Canyon.
For more about the Carrizo Canyon witnesses, click here.
For more about the connection between indian reservations and sasquatch
activity, click here.
The BFRO's database of reports for Otero County, New Mexico (click
for those reports), only shows a relatively small number of reports
from the Mescalero IR. Those were the reports that were submitted
to the BFRO prior to the expedition.
As with all other reports on the BFRO site, the pre-expedition Otereo
County reports were written by the witnesses themselves, or by immediate
Many others stories and related annecdotes were told to us in person
during the expedition -- more than enough to show that a longer
term effort will be needed to document all the local incidents,
as well as current and future incidents.
The new investigators in Mescalero and Jicarilla will be heading
this effort. Their documentation will be compiled into issues of
the Apache Bigfoot Newsletter. See the link above for info
on this free newsletter.
For more about the Mescalero IR situation in general, click here.
for Tribal Members
Tribal members who are recent witnesses, or who are experiencing
activity near their homes at night, are encouraged to contact the
local investigators listed below.
If you have a story about an older incident on the Mescalero reservation,
etc., please write down the story and bring it to tribal librarian,
Lillian Chavez, at the Mescalero Community Library.
Lillian can also scan any relevant photos, or copy any videos or
sound recordings you may have.
for Current Activity on the Mescalero Apache Reservation
for Current Activity on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation