Fifty miles off the coast of Nantucket, 250 feet beneath the Atlantic, lies the RMS Republic and her secret treasure. As soon as Republic sank, rumors spread of a precious cargo, but the ship has kept her secrets intact for over a century, until now. Life-long treasure hunter Martin Bayerle joined Connie Willis (email) for all four hours to discuss how he has devoted the past 35 years of his life researching the shipwreck and proving the existence of her reputed cargo of 150,000 American Eagle gold coins, a bounty worth a billion dollars in today’s economy, and his quest to recover the it on his second attempt at the Republic.
This is my take on a vision that I had of a startled Sasquatch. I had a strange experience in 2000, in the back country of Yosemite, and after hearing a recent C2C episode about missing persons , I did this freestyle sketch. As an artist and designer, I often feel I'm channeling some kind of element of the unknown, but that is meant to be revealed. The idea here is one of an other worldly entity, something not really Sasquatch, but more like a materialized incubus or an intra-dimensional being. Mind you, that this is not a depiction of an actual event, but instead more of a feeling and an impression. I thought it may resonate with others. Thanks for the fantastic material coming through the air waves.