Of the sightings reported in the last year on the Pacific side of the states, most were near an area of wildfires(Oregon-California sightings) and were sightings where a BF was seen crossing the roads. A whole lot of sightings were reported in the east and south states, but the hotbed of BF sightings (Washington-Oregon_Idaho), very few sightings were reported.
One of the things about this sighting fluxuation, is that it was very strange to have no BF activity at all in my area(Walla Walla,Wa-Blue Mountains) in 2008. In 2007 and 2006, I had my share of a rash of UFO sightings, BF experiences and suspect occurances of screams. Nothing in 2008.
Through the year(2008), I picked up my research 1000 % over 2007 and 2006. The lack of reports from Washington alone, was baffling , until I realized that the majority of sightings (the 4 that I found,total, in Pacific states)none were from this area.The closest that I know of, BF came as close as southern Oregon.
I also noticed that there were many sightings in areas in the east that are not known locations of sightings. This has me suspect, that BF was having some problems with the raging fires, and that his usual trails/routes may have been blocked , thus the result in no sightings or multiple(the usual) sightings from my area.
Though I had zero luck last year with my research (no tracks-no screams-no sightings), and even though I was convinced of his presence the year before, I will pray that there are no major fires this year that can hamper my research in the foothills here in Walla Walla County.
I do expect his return. On a psycological level...I am ready for the opportunity to cross his path again. The wait is killing me.
Please put out your campfires. You never know whos life will be changed by a forest fire.