As many of you who follow KX research know, Robert Kryder, myself and various team members have been researching in the GLST area for some time now. Here is our most recent update from Robert Kryder.
UPDATE: GLST - ORTZ . Activity (BF) has apparently resumed in these two areas after a long term of nothing. During which absolutely no sign of multiple BF could be found and no vocals save one howl. The period of silence/ abandonment lasted a full 6 mo. With the single howl happening about 2.5 mo. During this time we had no moisture and everything was drying up to the extent that in spring many plants did not sprout, native grass stared to root die and insect larva either perished or stayed dormant. Then, about 1 mo. ago the rain came and we received more than usual with flooding and then even more unusual, cool temps and almost daily soft showers. About 3 weeks after the strong rains started I received the first reports from people in various locations surrounding the GLST - ORTZ areas. Vocals (howls, grunts, whistles etc....) and 1 report of what sounded like a small dog being snatched at night. These continue with more yesterday of 3 individuals sounding grunts, roars to one another reported to be less than 150 yards from a home. --- The absence of any evidence and of all types, whether audio or physical speaks again to validate these are not traces left by known animals native to the area, which have not left and still leave sign. There does seem to be a lone BF that stayed or at least continued to visit the ORTZ area daily. Thee was sign of this solitary individual each time we ascended the mountain. The sign that stood out the most was massive trees, 6-8 in each location, stacked to block the access up the canyon bottom. Each was at pinch points where it was tough to go around. We also found areas at the mountain base where something had used flat rocks 1" - 1.5" thick x 8" across to dig out prickly pair/paddle cactus and expose the root system with the dirt turned over about 10" deep and roots removed. These spots were about 6' x 8' in area and each of the 3 spots had a the "tool" left behind as the only stone in the dig area. All 3 dig areas where within 30' of one another and were seen no where else in the study area examined.
PLSA - Ben and a biologist have made more trips into the area and found much more sign (hand-prints, footprints, deer consumption and processing, storage of accumulated pine sap balls etc...) A tool was recovered by the biologist that had recently been used to process a deer/bones on a large semi-flat rock surface. The tool was manufactured using flaking technique but whether this was recent made or procured and used recently but of ancient origin is unknown.