Is There a Bigfoot in Your Backyard? Michigan Author Offers Explanation of Unique Signs and Clues

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Since 2003, Michigan author and Bigfoot expert Lisa Shiel has found and photographed Bigfoot signs and established a rudimentary two-way communication with them – all in her own 40-acre backyard. In her new book – “Backyard Bigfoot: The True Story of Stick Signs, UFOs, & the Sasquatch” – she details Bigfoot’s history, challenges modern theories of human evolution, and describes the Bigfoot-UFO connection. With over 100 photographs and drawings and dozens of endnotes referencing a wide array of published research, “Backyard Bigfoot” offers exciting and educational insights into an elusive phenomenon.

When Michigan author and Bigfoot expert Lisa Shiel explores her 40-acre backyard, she not only finds signs indicating the presence of Bigfoot (or Sasquatch) but also clever ways to establish a two-way communication. And she has been doing this since November 2003, finding – and photographing – clues and signs of Bigfoot’s existence and psychology where others typically see nothing of significance.

Not content to just document her findings, Shiel has written a groundbreaking book about Bigfoot and its relationship to another equally baffling phenomenon – the innumerable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). In fact, Shiel’s book – “Backyard Bigfoot: The True Story of Stick Signs, UFOs, & the Sasquatch” (Slipdown Mountain Publications LLC, March 2006, ISBN 0974655368) – carefully lays out the historical record, from the Ice Age to today, of Bigfoot’s existence, challenges the status quo of human evolution, and carefully details the well-established Bigfoot-UFO connection. Thoroughly illustrated with over 100 photographs and drawings and meticulously referenced with copious endnotes, “Backyard Bigfoot” explores what is known and extends it into her own unique, but well documented, theories.

Nick Redfern, well-known investigator into cryptozoological and UFO anomalies, calls Shiel’s work “insightful, thought-provoking and always-entertaining.” Bigfoot author and field investigator Thom Powell notes that Lisa Shiel has “brutally assessed the current state of paleoanthropology” and “is to be commended for her years of field observations, thorough presentation of academic considerations, and willingness to develop a coherent theory that unifies disparate academic and field matters.”

Shiel’s academic and field research continues as she strives to answer ages-old enigmas and meld wide-ranging data into a rational new hypothesis. While physicists pursue their grand unified theory, Lisa Shiel chases the equally elusive proof of humanity’s origins and relationship to the hairy hominids we’ve dubbed Bigfoot. Her entertaining and educational insights into all aspects of Bigfoot, UFOs, human origins, and ancient history can be found on her Strange Origins Blog at In 2005, she founded the Michigan Upper Peninsula Bigfoot Organization (MPUBO) and can be reached via the MUPBO website ( or via email at

Based in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Slipdown Mountain Publications LLC publishes fine art prints and books on fiction, aviation history and cryptozoology. The company plans to publish two or three new books per year. Books may be purchased via the company’s website ( or by phoning 866-686-6706 (toll-free).

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