Monday, August 9, 2010

The Legend of the Scarlet Sasquatch

Beginning in late 2008, we received several emails that almost spooked us out of the mystery biz. The emails suggested that there is a tribe of red-haired giants hiding in the hills between the foothill towns of Foresthill and Iowa Hill in an area of pyramid shaped hills. The semi-anonymous e-mailer eventually attached this artist rendering of the creature. Here's the full text of our actual email exchange in chronological order:

"First I need to know if you are a resident of Placer County? I have data that will blow your noodle but I can't trust just anyone with it. I need a trustworthy contact and must have involvement in subsequent investigation. I think I know where the dwelling of some red haired giants are but will not disclose to just anyone. If you are serious or know someone who is, contact me."

Whoa, whoa, whoa! This is HUGE news! With trembling Placer County digits, we typed this tentative, measured reply:

"Dear Fellow Truth-sniffer:

First, "Placer County" is an artificial political construct to which we owe no allegiance. However, we can tell you that water from the North Fork of the American River (and a little from the Bear River) flows in our veins.

Second, we've heard dark rumors of a creature known as "The Scarlet Sasquatch" that is sometimes speculated to exist in the Sierra Nevada, especially in the Reno area. This may or may not be related to the tribe of Red-haired Giants that you are investigating. It sounds like you may have third-hand knowledge of these crypto-humanoids. Has your source heard of anyone who might be aware of any useful form of anecdotal evidence? If so, we are seriously curious with just a hint of token skepticism.

Sincerely, Rural Mysteries of the North Fork Polygon "
We eventually received four additional emails containing high-res aerial photos that not only showed the areas where the Scarlet Sasquatch might have been sighted, but also the approximate locations of several partially buried ancient pyramid structures. Needless to say, our "noodle was blown". Here's our response after several weeks of deep breathing:

"Thanks for the 9 random possible remote wilderness locations of the "Polygon Redsquatch". We plan to start our standard spiral/grid-line search pattern in the Foresthill-Lake Tahoe area soon after the first snowfall, when the giant footprints and strands of red fur will be most visible. It would also be helpful if you could send us a channeled artist rendition of these creatures. BTW - We've also heard of these creatures being sighted in Europe, especially Germany.

Thanks for the clues! Sincerely, Rural Mysteries of the North Fork Polygon"

A few weeks later, before we had a chance to begin our search, we received this response:

"Surely you jest. I was quite serious with the email I sent you. Take a good gander at the Google images I mailed you. Particularly the image named polygon4. It appears to be a pentagon shaped hill with an indentation at the center (possibly an alter or temple) . Flanking the pentagon to the east is a triangular pattern. Those are no natural topographical features. This my friend, appears to be a buried mound of some sort. I find this image to be of extreme interest. Judging by the vegetation and history of the local, I'm forced to conclude that this image is showing us a long lost (until BLM logged it) structure. The structures that I so kindly pointed out to you are massive in size. So large in fact that I do not think that the native peoples of California built them. The erosion on said sites indicate that the strata is a few thousand years old. These supposed structures are ancient and massive and I suspect they are remnants of a lost culture. If you are familiar with the tales of the Annunaki, then it takes no stretch of the imagination to see what I think I'm seeing.

Keep in mind that I will not disclose all I know about the area because this is an unsecured line. I'd love to brainstorm with you on all of what I know about the area yet I'm in Germany and "they" are listening. You sir, have assumed that I'm pulling your leg, when in fact I'm dead serious. Open the images in Photoshop, run a few filters on them, look at the features I highlighted for you! Open Google earth and see these lost structures! They are there and if you were to actually look instead of laugh at my coded correspondence, you too will see what I'm talking about. You have spent all that time building your cool site, investigating neat things but when a major clue is dropped into your box, you seem nonchalant and dismissive. Re-read my mails and ACTUALLY LOOK AT the images I have sent, then look it up yourself. You are probably sitting on top of one the greatest archeological finds since the lost city of Troy... probably a greater find that Troy!

If you ever got e-mails to your site that counted... these are it."

For obvious reasons we can't share the aerial photos, or the exact location of the structures, or the creature's habitat, or the e-mailers real name. But we have spent the last year and a half training in an effort to become more chalant and more un-dismissive. We're now ready to receive a steady stream of additional information, theories, and anecdotes regarding the Legend of the Scarlet Sasquatch.

Hold on to your Noodles!