Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Home Grown Research
Oklahoma is home to so many ghost hunters that they seem to be bumping into each other in the dark - or was that a swift kick to the shins... However, when it comes to the realm of cryptids, the pickings are slimmer than serving Nichole Ritchie for Thanksgiving dinner. Argueably, Oklahoma ranks higher in the number of sightings that most surrounding states yet it is always that out-of-town group that swoops in with gadgets and glory. Take for instance this article on Cryptomundo http://www.cryptomundo.com/bigfoot-report/tbrc-future/. This group of mostly Texans been gathering steam for some time. And, of course, there is the BFRO who, unlike most groups, have eschewed web presence for putting on massive safaris or "expeditions," plying the lucrative waters of bio-tourism. With fewer results and documentation being presented on their website, the interested are left in the dark about their expeditions to Oklahoma. That said, back to my point. I lament the void in home-grown researchers and research organizations. It seems that a local group could put in the time and effort on-site, in the region without the need to mount "expeditions" from Washington State - or even have to cross the Red River.