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Wood Knocks & Tossed Rocks: Searching for Sasquatch with the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization Paperback – Jun 3 2014


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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Blaine McMillan (June 3 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0991682505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0991682508
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 517 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #307,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Blaine McMillan was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and moved to British Columbia in 1972. After high school, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces and proudly served for 27 years as an Aviation Life Support Equipment Specialist with operational postings to CFB Comox, BC, the MFO Base El Gorah, Egypt and CFB Winnipeg, MB. While in Winnipeg, Blaine enrolled in the University of Manitoba where he completed a Bachelor's degree in Criminology. In 2003, Blaine retired from the Canadian Armed Forces and returned to Vancouver Island with his wife Irene and two sons, Bowen and Kamryn. Blaine's interest in the sasquatch first began in the early 1970's. His search for this elusive creature began in 2005. In 2006, Blaine began investigating incidents submitted to the BFRO focusing on and completing reports from Canada's four western provinces. In 2007, Blaine was the lead organizer for the first BFRO expedition on Vancouver Island. In the years that followed he has directed two more expeditions and has continued to have an active role in researching the sasquatch phenomena in Western Canada.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bigmoe99 on Sept. 2 2014
Format: Paperback
Reply to Steve H, welcome to military interaction. I worked with Blaine in Winnipeg for two years, he was always truthful and directly to the point. The language is just one of the side effects of a 27 year military career. I plan to read Blaine's book and know it will be riveting.

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Just finished the book and found the writing very well done. I was picked up at the beginning and carried along seamlessly, thoroughly enjoying the expeditions as Blaine described each so very well. The end section of the book with the pointers on equipment and researching was an incredibly good guide to all who venture out in search of Sasquatch.
Recommend this read!
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This book will make you think about what goes bump in the night when you're out there in the bush. Having been on an expedition I have the benefit of the experience. If you ever intended to join a BFRO expedition. Then Wood Knocks and Tossed Rocks is required reading. It will help prepare you for a journey you wont soon forget.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A very informative and thorough bigfoot book Aug. 15 2014
By Steve H - Published on Amazon.com
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Mr. McMillan is retired from the Canadian Armed Forces and he also has a Bachelor's degree in criminology. He was involved in BFRO expeditions in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The main part of the book is the author's recollection of these expeditions from his memory. He has changed the name of some of the individuals to protect their anonymity. He gives a lot of description of the events and feelings he had while on these expedtions. Participants of these expeditions can compromise potentially fruitful contact with sasquatches by acting carelessly and selfishly.

He also includes a chapter on helpful tips and tricks to use while on an expedition. As more BFRO expeditions occur, these helpful hints will prepare more investigators to be productive and reduce hassle. Another helpful chapter is entitled, "Investigators, Investigations and Questions." The author also includes a glossary of bigfoot terms, an appendix about wood knocks, and abundant references and endnotes. A foreward by author Christopher Noel is also included.

The three hundred pages of this book are packed solid with a wealth of bigfoot information. I thought it was well-written. My only negative comment is the amount of bad language throughout the book. I think there are more constructive ways to express ourselves while being respectful to those who are offended by bad language. I would caution parents to use discretion. I respectfully encourage authors of bigfoot books to raise their standards to include the use of better language suitable for readers of all ages. Having said this, I still give Mr. McMillan credit for a very informative and thorough bigfoot book. Keep up the good work!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
There is precious little actual new Bigfoot information in this book and I feel more than a little embarrassed to have included Feb. 10 2015
By Big "E" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I looked forward to the release of this book as I felt that it might reveal some new insight not only into the Sasquatch phenomena but into the types of people who are fascinated by the subject. I read the book cover to cover and I believe the Wood Knocks were actually people banging their heads against the wall after reading this book and I don't believe that it was rocks that were tossed but just copies of this book.
I tried to find some positive information or facts within the pages but couldn't get past the vulgarity and the belittling with which Blaine repeatedly describes the other participants many of whom trusted and looked up to him while attending the expeditions. It is precisely this condescending attitude that taints most if this book, other than the fact that it is mostly filled with mundane and pedestrian descriptions and rants about fast food restaurants, coin operated showers and newbies. There is precious little actual new Bigfoot information in this book and I feel more than a little embarrassed to have included it amongst other Sasquatch books in my library and I cannot with any conscience recommend it to other serious Sasquatch enthusiasts.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Wimpiest researcher yet!. Sept. 7 2014
By Iris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This man runs away from bigfoot...each and every time!. I thought researchers wanted definitive proof...so why does he retreat and cower like a frightened child!. Its annoying to say the least...and he seems lazy too and very very whiny. All I got was he sighted bigfoot...ran away each time...then whined about his lack of sleep or sleeping quarters....his tent....his truck....I got the idea that he is all talk talk talk and little action. Sure he did go on the expeditions...but he ruined each one by running away in fright from a potential bigfoot sighting...OR he was so lazy that he had to sleep....WHAT?. You claim you were in the military for many years...act like it then!. Seriously...I have read many books on

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On the Ground, Hunting for Bigfoot with the BFRO in Canada June 3 2015
By Admiralu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is an insider's account of several BFRO expeditions that took place in Canada. For those interested in how the BFRO conducts expeditions and what type of personnel and attributes are required, this will be an interesting read. Some prior reviewers have noted that they found this book to be boring. If you would like stories of Squatch encounters, there are a number of books available, most notably, Rusty Wilson's Bigfoot Campfire Stories. All editions are great. Blaine McMillan is giving readers the real nuts and bolts of what Squatch searching is all about. It is often not glamorous, can be tedious and thrilling on a moment's notice. The BFRO, founded by Matt Moneymaker of "Finding Bigfoot", is a serious organization dedicated to learning about Sasquatch. They approach the subject as real and do not intend to harm them. Their focus is learning about the species. This book tells the reader a great deal about many of the behaviors mentioned on the show. BFRO members often conduct a great of background work, interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence and helping to set up town hall meetings for the show. It is this methodical research that gives insight to this elusive creature. Besides recounting several expeditions, he also gives excellent advice on how to prepare and what to do if you would like to join an expedition. A limited number of outings are open to the public after a screening process. Membership is by invitation only, this being done to weed out undesirables. While there are other groups, (research styles are often a hot topic in the Bigfoot community), the BFRO is the oldest organization investigating Bigfoot and they take the subject seriously and treat witnesses with respect. Investigators like Blaine are the backbone of Bigfoot research and much of what we know comes from their dedicated effort. There is also some great history of Bigfoot research and researchers included, along with several interesting hypothesis and footnotes with info, should you wish to delve further. A great book for serious Bigfoot fans and for the novice who wants to know what really happens in the field. I hope he publishes more tales.
Great book March 31 2015
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
An incredibly entertaining inside look at the goings-on of a BFRO weekend search for Sasquatch. McMillan tells the tale in a very honest, open voice; no pretense, no agenda. His vast experience and knowledge comes out clearly, as the book unfolds. A must-have addition to any squatcher's library.

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