Sunday, August 10, 2014

My Theory on Sasquatch Tree Breaks

Tree breaks. 

Nature can create some with rot and disease or even lightning strikes.
Bears can do some as acts of aggression.
Sasquatch can do some for markers.

There might also be another reason

We all accept them as common signs of Sasquatch habitation, assume they are markers of territory or acts of aggression, but I think we've been looking at them the wrong way entirely, at least SOME of the tree breaks.

It came to my attention when sorting through lots of tree break pics and one in particular from the urban Sasquatch researcher (upcoming series here on GHT). This cedar break (below) was done between one visit to the location to the next and perhaps just a foot and a half off the ground, yet we find lots of breaks as high as 8 feet and more off the ground.

(note: smaller tree, lower break)

Here's what I see - the skinnier the tree, the lower it snaps, the sturdier the tree, the higher it snaps, but if you are 8-feet tall and snapping a smaller tree, it should snap higher up than a foot and a half off the ground. There should be marks at the base of the tree where your feet dig in for leverage as you push. But why would an 8-foot tall person break a sturdy tree off at the 8-foot mark? Makes no sense logistically and a huge expenditure of muscle to make that tree give at that width that high off the ground, no matter how tall you are. 

Have a look at this video - 

Yes, this gorilla is quite strong, but you can see that he grabs the tree and uses his body weight to help snap it off and why not? His weight is great leverage to bring it to earth. 

(At the 9:27 mark - check out that snap)

These snaps, however, do make sense if you climb the tree. If you climb a tree that is a target for its contents, you use your weight to snap it off and you hang on, landing your feet happily on the ground when it gives. 

So, your footfalls should be along the trunk of the tree further away from the break where you landed. Now, you have the contents of this tree where you can get to them. You're too heavy to climb the branches to get this stuff in the periphery up high, but on a vulnerable tree, you can get it on the ground. Use your weight as leverage to break it instead of your muscles.

And its not always a marker, but sometimes a food source.

(large tree, higher break, snapping the bark off with it)

So, the smaller the tree, the lower you have to climb, the lower it snaps, the bigger the tree, the higher you must climb and shake and break. 

You could easily strip a tree on the ground fast and if you tried to climb it and shuffle out on limbs, they would break under your weight, so you bring the tree down to you on the forest floor where you and your clan can pick them clean. Imagine all the substance on all those limbs overhead that is edible. Every day, they stare up at that grocery aisle overhead pondering how to get the "good stuff."

As well, you sometimes note a twist of the trunk, which is the crunch and twist it would do if a weight up high was breaking it off. A green tree would snap, and the weight would twist the sinew as it's pulled the earth. 

I will be asking some researchers in the field to test some of these things, looking for the clues. Expect me to share a video very soon. 

We may have to rethink some of the tree breaks and what they truly mean. It may not be at all a territorial marker, but a sign of foraging. 

My suggestions to researchers - keep notes - 

Begin to look for kinds of trees being snapped  
Check circumference 
Measure where the break is
Look for foot falls along the trunk of the tree and limbs area where they might have landed and started foraging
See if the tree has been stripped of its goods

I'd appreciate if anyone wants to share their findings here on the blog. Do expect some further research into this concept. 

UPDATE - Sassafras trees  - 

This might be interesting ---


  1. nice theory, good thinking.I look forward to the results

  2. I have several interesting pictures of tree breaks in a known habitation area where several sightings took place. My research partner had those sightings, a very large one and another with 3 juveniles. The strange thing about the breaks of live trees tvat we are finding is that the toos are missing-no where to be found. This area is fairly ooen as compared to the thicker forest around it and due to trees showing up out of nowhere we believe they are trying to "thicken" this area for cover. Its an awesome ambush area for deer and has a couple nice trout streams. Im still teying to match up structure wood with those missing tops.

    1. I believe it should be "tools"

    2. No. Tops are missing. Makes more sense.But Sharon, you too could be correct.

  3. I've been studying tree breaks for a few years now, and I believe most of the height/size of tree break, depends upon the size/height of the Bigfoot. Smaller ones break twigs on trees, and smaller trees, and progress to larger breaks as they get stronger.
    I've noticed several patterns that they use to mark direction, and if you check, you will see them also....First thing is that they mark where it is safe to travel. At the end of any woods, or trail, you will see tree breaks, or what I call "Leaners" (Trees placed at 45 degree angles)
    These "Leaners" will either point "outward" meaning it's safe to cross to the next section of woods, or the "Leaner" will point "Inward" or back to the forest, saying it is not safe to cross, people/homes are there.
    second, they mark where deer are. They do this by hanging an upside down "Y" from above where the deer are, call them "Hangers." Every Buck rub on a tree, will have "Hangers" above, 100% GUARNATEED!
    I do not find any "hangers" ANYWERE, ON ANY TREES, in residential areas...This is how I know it is not a natural phenomenon... It's a fact Bigfoot are doing it. I usually find the most hangers around tree stands (Hunters also know where deer are too.) Next time you're in the woods, check for hangers!! The bigger the hanger, the bigger the deer.
    The will also place a 2 foot stick, broke at both ends by tree stands = PEOPLE.
    Last, they mark their travel pattern. They do this in many ways, and I've just now started to study this. They rip off a pretty big branch, about 12 foot tall, and place it straight up and down, butt end up, and branches on the ground.
    Huge trees will be place at 45 degree angle, and most are in "X" formation, or 2, 45 degree angle trees, pointing to the direction they are, or which way to travel.

    A break that was hit by lightening would have burn marks on it....rarely seen.
    Why are most tree breaks broken at the strongest part of the tree, not the weakest......wind would break the weakest part.
    Trees that are "Arched" or pulled down and stuck in the ground, indicate a water source.
    Hope this helps, God bless!

    1. I have seen many of these markers here in my area..I love this stuff..thank you so much for've opened my eyes a lot

    2. I'm glad you're enjoying it. The new series The Urban Sasquatch Journal started today and every Tuesday coming up, so you might find some really interesting info in there.

    3. Ok Ihow do I get notices about any updates on tree breaks theories

    4. Dr squatch my name is Annie Martin from north bay ontario and we have squatches in the area..can we b friends on Facebook if u have a profile?? I would love any info related to the big guys. I saw one when I was dad heard friend seen grandson saw one!!

    5. I don't understand how an x can be a marker for direction when the trees are pulled together to make an x and they're pointing in opposite directions

    6. As far as X as a marker - it can be used for so many things and it's up to researchers to note the conditions in which the X appears. It could be a marker denoting the edge of a land one consider's territory, or to show that food supplies in that area have already been depleted, or to mark off the areas where the humans tend to be, such as along a path used by hikers.

    7. I totally understand how the x can mark for direction!! Duhh lol k I just got back from another little research area near where I live and found lots of bg activity!! The big x is there too..thanks guys hagd