Yes I've even questioned my own sanity at times, but I only go where the evidence leads me. So I end up dealing with my own mental train wrecks and revelations the best I can. I don't need assistance with slam dunk answers, I can make those up myself. I can honestly say that finding evidence of "something" unusual does have an effect on the mind, for a while anyways. I don't recommend doing what I do unless your prepared to deal with the psychological effects.
QC, I know you've been an avid outdoors person for some time. I'm sure your convinced in your mind you've never seen any evidence of anything bf related while in the great outdoors. I'd be willing to bet the bank you wouldn't know evidence if you saw it and have walked right on by it many times without giving a second thought to it. I don't mean any disrespect, it's just you haven't been trained, or had it explained to you, to know what it is your looking for, and looking at. It's tricky yes, but It's like clam digging, once you get the hang of it, it's on. It's a brand new year and spring is right around the corner. It'll be interesting to see what I find this time around. Can't wait to get back out there.