Featured Question with Forrest: Advice for Bigfoot

sasquatchDear Forrest,

What do you feel was your best source for gaining knowledge about the Indian lifestyle? ~ sasquatch


Well, sasquatch (you must be Bigfoot)

The best way for me to learn is to select an Indian-made object or a subject, and research it on the internet. There is so much information out there today that one can become knowledgeable in just a few minutes.

For instance, did you know that in pre-historic times the Indians in the Southwest smoked four different kinds of tobacco? f



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26 Responses

  1. Jenny Kile says:

    hmmmm……..makes me curious to know what the four different types of tobacco are…..:) I’ll be googling…..

    Thanks Forrest and Sasquatch for the Q/A…..always interesting.

  2. Patio says:

    I had no idea…and probably still don’t.

  3. spallies says:

    Forrest, four different types of tobacco or kinnikinnick?

  4. Perfect question, sasquatch.

  5. 42 says:

    No kinnikinnik for me. Clear headedness on the trail is paramount so I’m not squashed by defeet.

    Forrest, what on earth? I haven’t a clue what this one means.

  6. sissel says:

    I wonder if 4 different kinds of tobacco yielded 4 different kinds of halitosis and halucinations in ancient times?

  7. Was one of them mary jane? Colorado it is.

    • sissel says:

      Maybe a foggy reference to Bong, the U.S’s top flying Ace in WWII. Who knows? This one is funny and puzzling. I often feel like chasing ff’s logic is akin to holding a tigers tail through a maze.

  8. Mark J says:

    I wonder if Forrest ever found some old tobacco in his excavations, and if so, did he try it?

  9. Bigfoot says:

    Thanks again for answering my ? I too have learned a lot from backwoods sightings. Thank you Forrest!

    • Smartblonde says:

      I ran into Bigfoot while searching for Forrest fenn’s treasure. He saw me but no one will believe him.

  10. Eliza says:

    I think that Forrest’s response to this question, like many others before, contains some hints about the kind of “rules” that we are to use to extract the nine clues from the poem.

    First, the first letters of the three paragraphs are an acrostic of WTF (shame on you Forrest!), so this might be a hint to look for an acrostic. If we take the hint and collect all of the capital letters in order, we get:

    W B
    T I T
    F I S

    Note that “internet” is deliberately NOT capitalized, probably in order to avoid generating one I too many.

    With minimal rearranging, we get:

    BTW, IT IS ….. F.

    But what fills the missing gap? It looks like it might be something important!

    Another “rule” might be to look for homonyms or (in this case) homophones.

    (BTW, homophonic and homonymous may seem the same but are not synonymous)

    We see for and four. 4 and 4? There happens a certain pair of letters that appears EIGHT times in his response, four times in the second paragraph and four times in the third:


    So now we have:

    by the way it is in …. f.

    This is getting exciting!

    Just one more gap to fill. Another “rule” might be to look at pairs of letters that end words or sentences…

    I’ll leave it to you!

  11. Eliza says:

    One other possible hint from Forrest about where to look: listen carefully to the very odd way he gives the name of his website in the recent podcast…

  12. Eliza says:

    One last comment about how to find a place to get started.

    Sometimes hints are hidden, and sometimes they display themselves like a flashing neon sign. Look at the first stanza and the line with the word “hint” in it. Taking the first three letters of this word and the first four as well as the last of “riches” and you get Hinrichs, the last name of Forrest’s dear friend. It would be nice to verify that this is not a coincidence, and using the same beginning letters-ending letters approach, one can easily find Everard in stanza 3, line 2. If you are still unconvinced, you can also find “Eric Sloane” in the first stanza (lines 3 and 1 respectively). None of this is particularly new, but it seems that few searchers have bought into this approach, so I thought it was worth reiterating.

    (Interestingly, in the podcast, unless I just missed it, Forrest mysteriously omitted Sloane’s name when he was asked to list his favorite Taos artists. One would have expected him to be at the top of the list…)

    It’s as easy as sawing logs and stacking firewood.

    For example, if you look carefully, you can even spot a couple of owls in the last two lines of stanza 5 and a reference to where they live in “look quickly down”


    • Genie says:

      Liz – the fact that he chose to answer a question by Bigfoot might indicate this has something to do with measurement or feet. Perhaps a Google Earth measurement or something more intricate like from final blaze to resting spot?? Southwest might also be indicative of direction.

  13. SwagStasher says:

    Indians of the southwest also grew 24 different types of corn.

  14. anna says:

    Is f saying go-back-to home of bigfoot and go southwest? (tobacco backwards).

  15. Spoon says:

    Jenny – out of curiosity, who chooses the captions and pictures associated with the Q&As, you or Forrest?

  16. puttputt says:

    Awwwwful quiet out there….
    Somethin squatchy goin on…..

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