This may be a case of, when the boss is away, the BFRO mice will play.
A recent interview conducted by Steve Kulls of Squatchdetective.com took a serious turn as retired forest ranger Charles Branson from Honobia, Oklahoma came out with some shocking news.
Charles claims to have been interacting with Sasquatch for many years on his property. Once the word got out, several Bigfoot organizations began to contact him.
During his interview with Steve, Charles had spoken of the BFRO as being the organization he allowed to do research on his property. That is until this past July 4, 2011.
It would seem that at least one researcher was involved with an shooting incident on that day.
Apparently after sighting a Bigfoot, the researcher, who was brandishing an AK-47 Assault Rife decided it would be a good idea to shoot the creature.
Charles who had thought the BFRO was a no kill organization was suddenly given a different opinion, the hard way.
Here is the transcript Q&A from that interview:
Last night on the Squatch Detective radio show, Steve Kulls’ guest was retired forest ranger Charles Branson of Honobia, Oklahoma.
Charles claims to have had interactions with bigfoots on his property for many, many years. The activity was such on his land that several organizations became interested in researching the area.
The individuals were always honest and upfront with Charles and for the past 10 years he has allowed them to place trail cams on what is discreetly known as “Area X”.
Members of the organization are required to pay dues and to commit “service hours” for the organization. One of the chores required of certain members is to go to “Area X” and replace the cards and batteries on the trail cameras.
Charles had no problem with the researchers using his property until this past July 4th, when the organization’s mission turned into more than just research.
One of the researchers caught sight of a bigfoot creature and took off in pursuit firing his AK 47 assault rifle with the intent to kill.
This organization and others, is often turning to the public pleading for donations to further their “research”. If the organization has changed its original mission statement and have changed their stance from a “no-kill” to a “pro-kill” operation, then their donors should be made aware of this new practice.
The following has been transcribed from the Squatch Detective radio show last night:
At the 12:57 minute mark:
Steve: Have you ever gotten anybody that’s ever come forward with a video to you, that, that you feel was a legitimate video?
Charles: Oh, we had some, uh.. We were letting some BRFO researchers from Oklahoma and Texas use our cabin facilities for the past ten years and they kept game cameras out all the time.
At the 15:15 minute mark:
Charles: We had a 4th of July incident in this area that I’m telling you about. It’s OK to expand on it?
Charles: … researcher was actually shooting at one, trying to kill it with an AK-47. (unintelligible)
So we stopped them from using our facilities because, we know those folks are there, we don’t want them bothered. They’re non-violent, and we’ve watched them, ya know, for years, their habits and everything.
And uh, he was actually trying to kill one. And was honest enough to admit it. Which I admire, because there’s not one in ten million that would admit that.
At the 27:10 mark:
Charles: …they change seasonal their fur, just like other wildlife does.
And like this one, the 4th of July incident, uh, this fella said this one was about six and a half, seven foot tall.
He had light brown hair on his shoulders and up around his neck, real light brown and the rest of him was dark.
At the 52:43 minute mark.
Steve: Charles, you have such an appreciation for these things. Um, um, you…
Charles: They’re wonderful people.
Steve: And uh, it seems like you’ve had more than one run in with these guys. It seems like you’ve almost had a nice relationship with them.
Charles: Yes, and they know it.
Steve: Now do they recognize people after a time, spell of time?
Charles: I think so. Spiritually I think they do. They’re super smart. And uh, they, they can just feel…
And also, for your information, I’ve had… If you ever attack one, you better be careful, because they don’t forget it.
Steve: Ha ha, ha… I guess not. Now have you ever known anyone to have ever attacked one or…?
Charles: Well I just told you about the 4th of July this year tried to kill one with an AK-47.
But when we go to the cabins, this hunting season, we’re gonna have to be extra careful and communicate with them fellas. Ya know, let ’em know that wasn’t us pulling that trigger.
We live… They’re wonderful. I just wish everybody could learn to appreciate ’em more. And uh, I respect any person’s right to not believe. But I also expect the same respect on my beliefs, ya know.
Steve: Now Charles, Charl…
Charles: If everybody could work together and stop the ridicule, just learn from each other then we could really move on with this thing.
And then at the 56:12 minute mark
Steve: Now the person trying to cap one with the AK-47, was that, that wasn’t at your property was it?
Charles: Yes it was.
Steve: Ok, so now…
Charles: For ten years. we have give them permission to use the cabins because every so many months they go change their cameras out, see… And they was studying their habits, researching’. Uh, in fact, I’ve been there with them when they’ve played their recordings and get callbacks from ’em. I mean, it’s the real deal.
But, we don’t want them bothered, ya know. Well, that’s it.
Steve: (unintelligible) but no guns…
At the 57:57 minute mark
Steve: Now, I have another question, and this goes back to the AK-47 incident, and that struck a political cord with some folks, and I’m gonna go ahead and honor the question.
Was there a particular group that was associated with this AK-47 incident?
Charles: Well, uh, it’s BRFO, but I will not mention no names.
Charles: Because, the person has been extremely honest. And admitted it…
Steve: It wasn’t the Texas group, or was it the Texas group?
Charles: Well Oklahoma and Texas both work together.
Steve: Gotcha. Gotcha. Well, that answers that question I suppose.
Steve: You sure it was the BFRO and not the, uh, next question, used to be the, gotcha Craig…
Charles: Well that’s what they claim, but it could not be, ya know there’s several splinter groups that says BRFO. I don’t know whether it’s official or not.
Steve: Is it possible that it could have been a group called the TRBC? Is it possible that you mixed those two up.
Charles: I’m not for sure (unintelligible) BRF…
You can listen to the archived show here: Squatch Detective Radio Show-Guest Charles Branson
For the record, the BFRO is not to be implicated in this story in any way. Mr. Branson was not sure of all of the letters in the acronym.
Source: The Bigfoot Field Reporter
So, was Charles confused about who had been doing research on his land? Strange that he would have allowed this to go on for so long and suddenly not know who the organization was.
Maybe Charles got a little gun shy (no pun intended) about naming such a prominent organization as the BFRO and decided to back off.
Now, we at ghosttheory are not implicating anyone but it stands to reason that the BFRO is getting extremely large and the boss is busy these days making a TV show. Can Matt Moneymaker really be expected to monitor the activity of everyone associated with his group?
For all we know this is a group that is merely using the BFRO name to gain access to Charles’ property. Then again, you have Matt Moneymaker getting all the accolades that comes with the hottest cryptid TV show around. If you stir that into a pot with other more remote members who are feeling left out, you may have a scenario of someone attempting to get some of that spotlight for themselves.
One thing is for sure, whoever this person/s was, logic tells me that they know nothing about being a woodsman/sportsman. The choice of weapon clearly shows that this is an amateur who likely just stepped into the tree line for the very first time.
We may never get to the bottom of this but then again, the damage could already be done. All because of the slip of a lip by an old retired forest ranger.
Note: While I’m sure Matt Moneymaker has lots of associates that help to manage the BFRO, I use his name because he is the founder and the most recognized BFRO representative.
UPDATE: I spoke to Steve Kulls and he told me that Craig Woolheater had gotten reports that the offending organization was actually the TRBC/TBRC. Steve also recommended that I contact Craig to confirm these reports and I will attempt to do so.20 comments