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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Finding Bigfoot: "Bigfoot BBQ" & "Brews, Brats and Bigfoots"



A new Finding Bigfoot is on tonight at 8 p.m., followed by another new episode at 9.

The first episode is "Bigfoot BBQ:"

"Who can resist the smell of meats on an open flame? The gang is hoping to entice any nearby Bigfoots with a cookout after receiving tips from a local expert about some secret squatchy hotspots."

Followed by "Brews, Brats and Bigfoots:"

"The team travels to Wisconsin for the first time on the heels of recent Bigfoot activity, enlisting help from locals to investigate reports. They take the final night investigation to new heights as they are stalked by bigfoots in the dark."

Stalked by a bigfoot? I doubt it, unless they meet up with the AIMS team!


The Amityville Horror...

Delving into something new with this book…

Picked up The Amityville Horror and Barnes & Noble yesterday. Supposedly the events in the book are true and happened in the house in Amityville, New York, though some think that they didn't happen. Guess I'll have to read it and judge for myself!

From the back cover:

"The shocking true story of an American dream that turned into a nightmare beyond imagining...
"In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property - complete with boathouse and swimming pool - and the price had been too good to pass up.
"Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family fled in terror.
"This is the spellbinding, bestselling true story that gripped the nation - the story of a house possessed by evil spirits, haunted by psychic phenomena almost too terrible to describe." 
 

Small Town Monsters Kickstarter Still Going

The Kickstarter campaign for The Mothman of Point Pleasant and Invasion on Chestnut Ridge from Small Town Monsters is still going for 13 more days - get on there and donate today! So far it has raised $18,740 which will all go to fund the making of the two films.

From STM director Seth Breedlove:

"We were all extremely encouraged by the turnout for the Kickstarter launch. Obviously you never know how this sort of thing will go and times are tight for a lot of people so it's not something we take for granted. We plan on delivering the best films we've made thus far."

Friday, February 17, 2017

Giant Killer Shark off Britain's Beaches?

Is it a real-life Jaws? Maybe, if it isn't just media hype.

The Daily Star is reporting on what could be evidence of a "monster shark" in Britain's waters:

"Mysterious half-eaten sea animals found on a beach at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk yesterday [Feb. 12] sparked concern among locals.
"Huge teeth marks are gouged into a dead seal's flesh, sparking fears that something massive is lurking in deep water.
"The beaches are normally packed with thousands of holiday makers every summer.
"And worryingly the sea is packed with large fish-like cod, which are ideal prey for a Great White Shark.
"Yesterday's discovery of a half-munched seal comes after a sting of mysterious dead animals washed up on the shores over the last number of years.
"In May last year a 5ft long half-eaten porpoise was found lying on the beach in Happisburg, Norfolk.
"In 2011 three porpoises with 'Jaws' bite marks in their bodies were washed up.
"Yarmouth resident Stephen McHugh, 23, said 'It's pretty frightening - it can't be a coincidence that something out there keeps attacking and eating seals and porpoises.
"'If it is a Great White or a killer whale, let's hope it doesn't come into the warmer shallow water close to the shore when people are on the beaches in the summer.'
"The most recent discovery was made by Lauren Gillies, 25, and her partner Matty Burgess, 29, when they spotted the dead creature.
"Lauren, from Great Yarmouth, said 'Initially my reaction was 'Oh my God a baby seal I need to help it back in the sea'.
"'And then as I got closer I realized it was chewed in half and it freaked me out.
"'We were stunned, honestly we just couldn't make out what had eaten it. It was totally baffling and gruesome.
"'We do often go beach walking but we've never come across this before.'
"The discoveries have reignited fears a Great White, which can reach over 20ft, or a 30ft Orca killer whale have come to the British coastline.
"When one of the dead porpoises was examined by Dr Ken Collins of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton he said they had 'undoubtedly' suffered shark bites.
"He added: 'It could be a Great White. The sea around the UK is habitable for big sharks.'
"Some experts think that massive Megalodon sharks still stalk the depths."

Interesting that Megalodon is mentioned at the end of the article!
(wikimedia)

What do you think? Could there really be a giant shark off the coast of Britain?

My thoughts - most likely not a Megalodon, even though I think they could still be alive and somewhere in the oceans...

Nebraska Bigfoot Conference This Weekend

Tomorrow in Hastings, Nebraska, is the 1st Annual Nebraska Bigfoot Conference. Tonight there was a meet-and-greet and a showing of the Bigfoot movie Something in the Woods though the real conference is taking place tomorrow.
A great movie!

The conference is open to the public and is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tickets are $10. Speakers are:


  • Lyle Blackburn, Author, Beast of Boggy Creek book and Documentary
  • Stuart Miller and David Ford - producers of the movie Something in the Woods
  • Robin Roberts & her dog Roo; Sasquatch investigators of the Rockies
  • Mike Johnson, Sasquatch Investigations in the Rockies
  • Scotty Plowman, Missouri Bigfoot Researcher & Songwriter/Guitarist
There will also be some door prizes. 

You can see an article on the conference here.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Inside the Goblin Universe: Dr Karl Shuker & Stan Gordon Tonight

New tonight on Paranormal UK Radio - Inside the Goblin Universe, hosted by Ron Murphy Jr. and Colin Schneider. Sounds like tonight's episode will be a good one.

"New episode tomorrow! [Now tonight] Join Colin and Ron as they discuss cryptozoology with Dr. Karl Shuker during the first half of tomorrow's episode. Then, the hosts will delve into the weirdness of Pennsylvania with Stan Gordon in the second half. This will be a must listen! Listen at www.paukradio.com."


Search for Witnesses of the Wollaton Park Gnomes

The Nottingham Post has a new article up from the other day on something quite interesting - sightings of gnomes from 40 years ago!

"A British folklore writer is trying to track down witnesses to the famous Wollaton Park gnomes sighting nearly 40 years ago. 
"The extraordinary encounter, where six primary schoolchildren claimed to have seen gnomes with Noddy-style caps driving bubble cars around the park, was widely reported by the Nottingham Post and national press and has long fascinated enthusiasts of unexplained phenomena.
"Now writer and historian Dr Simon Young wants to conduct an in-depth study into the tale, which happened in September 1979.
"The children - Angela Elliott and brother Glen, Andrew Pearce and his sister Rosie, Patrick Olive and Julie (surname unknown), all aged between eight and ten, were on an early evening walk when they claimed to have spotted 60 little men, half their height, with long white beards wearing blue tops and yellow tights. The youngsters spent 15 minutes with the 'gnomes' whose little cars could jump over logs and any obstacles in their path.
"Dr Young appealed to the children, who would now be in their forties, to get in touch.
"He said: 'The Wollaton Park sightings badly needs a longer study. I would like to interview them about their memories. I will guarantee absolute anonymity. People are understandably very sensitive about these matters.' 
"Some of the youngsters were interviewed on tape by their headmaster Robin Aldridge at Southwold Primary in Radford and Mr Young has acquired a transcript.
"He said: 'The experience was interesting in several respects. There are many instances of children coming face-to-face with fairies, but I know of none where six saw the fey together.
"'So many Fortean experiences depend on a single shaky witness or poor chain of custody for the evidence: this was not the case with Wollaton.'
"As well as the children, Dr Young would like to talk to their headmaster, parents, uncles and aunts, plus people in the area to find out if there were legends about the gnomes before or after the events in the park.
"Dr Young added: 'I find the case equally interesting even if it was, as one researcher suggested, got up by the kids to explain a fall in some mud! It is a part of Notts history and the history of children's psychology whatever the original motivation.'
"The 1979 incident wasn't the first report of gnome sightings in the park.
"Prior to the schoolchildren's adventure, Jean E. Dixon had an equally unusual experience in Wollaton Park, according to Nottingham woman Marjorie Johnson, who wrote of sightings in her book Seeing Fairies.
"'She was walking there alone, in a pensive mood, when she became aware of the presence of gnomes, who seemed eager to show her some of the various scenes and objects that delighted them. Jean does not see the gnomes but she is given gifts by them: feathers etc,' she wrote.
"And in a further passage there is another account by Mrs. C. George, of Stapleford, as long ago as 1900.
"'She was passing Wollaton Park's gates when she saw some 'little men' dressed like policemen, standing just inside the lodge entrance.
"'They were smiling and looking very happy. They hadn't any wings, and as far as I could remember they were between two and three feet in height,' said the report. She also recalled that fairies had been seen dancing around the lake in the park.'
"Anyone with information about the Wollaton Park gnomes can email Dr Young at simonyoungfl@gmail.com." 

Even though I haven't looked into the subject of fairies, gnomes, etc. (yet) in my research of strange creatures, phenomena, and beings, I find the notion of them quite fascinating. It will be interesting to see if Dr. Young manages to get in contact with any of the witnesses or not.

The original story from the Nottingham Post in Sept 1979
(Nottingham Post)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Inside the Goblin Universe: Jon Downes Tonight



A new episode of Inside the Goblin Unvierse, hosted by Ron Murphy Jr. and Colin Schneider is on tonight on Paranormal UK Radio.

"Tonight on Inside the Goblin Universe, Colin and Ron are joined once again by cryptozoologist Jon Downes to discuss all things Fortean and weird. Tune in at www.paukradio.com."

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Get Well Soon Tom

Thoughts and prayers for Tom Yamarone, Bigfoot researcher and Bigfoot song writer, who suffered a stroke the other day.

Get well Tom!
(Ohio Bigfoot Conference)

Monday, February 6, 2017

Serious Reviews of (Mostly) Not-so-Serious TV Shows

Over on his Crypto-Kid blog, my friend Colin Schneider has a new post up that looks at lots of the cryptid TV shows from 2007 to the present day, including MonsterQuest, Monsters and Mysteries, Mountain Monsters, etc. He gives his thoughts on which shows he thinks are good documentaries and which ones are not so good.

Check it out at this link….




A Couple New Books...

Two new books I've gotten over the past couple of days, from two of my favorite authors - Lyle Blackburn's Beyond Boggy Creek and Nick Redfern's 365 Days of UFOs. Both look great!


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Pursuing the Unexplained

Didn't see this last month, but apparently Pursuing the Unexplained: Puzzling Mysteries of the Natural World has been published. Written by Ivan T. Sanderson, one of the first people to seriously look into cryptozoology, UFOs, etc.

Looks to me like it may  be a re-published version of his book Investigating the Unexplained: Disquieting Mysteries of the Natural World.

Anyway, the book description on Amazon is:

"Ancient Egyptian depictions if electrical generators and lightbulbs...
"Bird eggs with coins inside...
"Gold models of what appear to be airplanes and bulldozers, sculpted by pre-Columbian Indians...
"Little old ladies who spontaneously burt into flame for no good reason...
"Fish, frogs, ice and metal objects that fall from the sky...
"These are only a few of the recorded phenomena that challenge the basic foundations of conventional zoology, physics, and history.
"In this fascinating survey of unexplained 'things,' renowned Cambridge scientist Ivan T. Sanderson takes an informed look at the problems other experts prefer to ignore.
"This unorthodox yet richly illustrated compilation marshals little-known facts and recent discoveries of modern science in such a way that it will enrage skeptics, shake the complacent, and thoroughly bemuse fans of 'Forteana' and the unknown." 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Killing Bigfoot: "Monkey Business"

The new show Killing Bigfoot is premiering tonight on Destination America. Not really sure what the show will be like, but I won't be surprised if it is something like Mountain Monsters. 

Tonight's premiere episode is called "Monkey Business." I'm thinking that could probably be appropriate for every episode of the show.

"The men of the south search for the creature that's been killing their crops and terrifying the neighbors.
"The GCBRO responds to possible sightings of a dead Bigfoot on the side of a road and terrifying devil-monkeys in the woods. At a Bigfoot gathering controversy erupts over whether to kill a Bigfoot or not. Later at night, a chase through the forest."

I believe the "Bigfoot gathering" is the Honobia Bigfoot Festival. Since "controversy erupts" I'm betting these guys probably ruined the whole thing.

The late night chase sounds just like Mountain Monsters, Alaska Monsters etc. and I bet it will be quite similar to that.

I'm going to watch tonight's episode at 9 o'clock and see what it's like. I'll have thoughts up later.

Sasquatch Stories from North Dakota

Grand Forks Herald is reporting on Bigfoot activity in North Dakota:

"Ellendale, ND -- After mysterious tracks showed up near Ellendale, North Dakota.
"Some thought it was evidence of bigfoot, others dismissed it.
"A letter was sent to the WDAY TV station anonymously, it claims to know exactly where the puzzling tracks came from.
"But, a bigfoot enthusiast says his new chapter in the Ellendale Bigfoot saga doesn't mean it's case closed.
"'Someone saw him, and he left behind a trail and tacks,' said Christopher Bauer, Bigfoot Tracker.
"Hoaxes, monsters and coverups.
"After finding massive sasquatch tracks near Ellendale, tracker Christopher Bauer is certain there's something on the prairie, but an anonymous letter sent to WDAY claims the tracks are man made.
"It reads: 'This is not a hoax, it was supposed to be a prank.'
"The letter details how the writer allegedly went for a booze-fueled stroll on a pair of homemade Sasquatch slippers.
"It refutes Bauer's claims, but he refuses to budge on his stance about the undiscovered ape.
"'This is a real animal,' said Bauer.
"What do other real animals of North Dakota need to survive?
"Large mammal expert Nicole Lee of the Red River Zoo says many have adaptations to help.
"'With the very hot summer and very cold winters they grow thick coats in the winter time,' said Lee.
"'Large, hairy, ugly monster,' said Bauer.
"Hairy, check, but huge mammals in the region like moose need dozens of pounds of food per day.
"'Especially  during the winter months, those food resources are going to be scarce,' said Lee.
"Not exactly a vote of confidence for a giant ape.
"There are some inconsistencies in the letter.
"Bauer says he followed the tracks for miles, much further than the anonymous letter claims the tracks went.
"He believes the letter is a hoax and the tracks couldn't be faked.
"He also claims the marks were made with a four foot stride, nearly double a human step.
"Bauer claims anyone trying to walk in the faux-feet would leave heel marks, which he never found.
"So is bigfoot living in Dickey County?
"We'll let you decide if there's anything skulking around the prairie.
"Bauer tells us he hopes whoever wrote the letter will come forward.
"He also sent me pictures of additional tracks he found in the area, which he says are much smaller, suggesting another bigfoot is walking around."

So are the tracks a hoax? Is the letter saying they're a hoax a hoax? Is Bigfoot currently roaming Dickey County? What do you think?

The only thing I can say is this is a crap news report.



Friday, February 3, 2017

Bigfoot, or a Dude? Neither, Actually

Feb 1, 2017

Saw a Cryptomundo post yesterday titled ¨Bigfoot Captured on Camera in Idaho?" It was about a picture James ¨Bobo" Fay posted on his Facebook page yesterday. He said:

¨I promise you this is a legit photo that shows up on therm as a mammal. Taken last week in Idaho.¨

What???

Looks like a guy in a black coat with tan pants on. It´s pretty obvious, too. I´m also curious about the thermal footage it is supposedly on. The photo was taken when there was daylight. Thermals are meant for darkness. And who saw it on thermal and/or photographed it?

Lots of questions came to me when I saw the photo. I´m about 99% sure it isn´t a bigfoot. Why does Bobo think it is?

Update Feb 3

Turns out it wasn't a Sasquatch after all. Bobo posted this on Facebook the next day:

"Sorry about the false alarm. Apparently almost no one saw the 2nd pic from down the road showing it being a moose. I should have been more clear that by legit I meant not photo shopped or an intentional hoax. I never specifically said it was a Squatch, just that it was a 7ft mammal in an undoctored photo. I wanted people to go through and try to figure out what it was. Also to show how easy it is to have an honest misidentification. Also how hard it is to make a definitive analysis of a single photo. I'm getting permission right now to post a couple of real Squatch pics. Sorry for the confusion and disappointment of it not being a Squatch."

Curious to see these real Bigfoot pictures...