Saturday, November 03, 2007

Monsterquest this Wednesday night...

Sasquatch Attack - Does Canada have its own Bigfoot? Owners of a fly-in fishing cabin report attacks by an unknown creature. Can DNA tests on blood and tissue from the alleged beast reveal its true identity? The test results will surprise you. The best evidence available will be examined, from pictures and video, to hair and bones. Scientists will be brought in to tell viewers what the evidence reveals. Discover the truth behind these beasts and take a scientific look at legendary creatures around the world.
Wednesday November 7th at 10PM

Features of the Monsterquest site

If you go to the new Monsterquest website, you will see features there, such as the Evidence Locker, which has several online video clips of upcoming shows; another feature is the Monsterpedia, which has animations of several cryptids and information on each; there is also a page on Cryptozoology and its definitions; there are also two pages of the full episode guide and the full schedule. Plus there is a discussion forum to talk about the show with other viewers. The website can be found
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  • Anomalous Stories

    A new species of peccary, a pig-like animal, has been described by Dutch biologist Marc van Roosmalen after observations in the basin of the Rio Aripuana, a southeastern section of the Amazon region of Brazil. With photos.

    Cryptomundo Stories

    Men in Cryptozoology: Irv Kornfield

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 3rd, 2007

    While a self-described skeptic, this Maine scientist deserves recognition of the pivotal role he serves within cryptozoology, during this age of DNA analysis for every physical sample found. Photos.

    Investigate Further: Men in Cryptozoology: Irv Kornfield »

    Review: Beyond The Edge Radio 11-02-07

    This was a great show, with Cincinnati, Ohio Fortean researcher Ron Schaffner discussing his research into such things as the Loveland Frog, Bigfoot and other hominids, giant Owls, the Jacobs photos, UFOs and other Anomalous and Cryptozoological happenings. The show actually started out with Scott Hackenslash who discussed some of the latest DVD horror releases. Ron was the guest for about 90 minutes, then Sean brought Bill Green on (who arrived to listen to the show about an hour late, shame shame!!! LOL) who asked his usual questions about new Sasquatch activity and also gave an opinion on the Jacobs photos. God bless Bill, SQuatchMEDIA wouldn't be the same without him. Anyway, it was a great show, full of great information. The next program will have paranormal investigator Patty Wilson next Friday at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at the link to the right. By the way, all Beyond The Edge Radio shows are 2 hours every Friday night, and Sean and Eric are doing an EXCELLENT job so far. As always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

    First Sea Serpent Sighting: A Detective Story

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 3rd, 2007


    What is the story behind Assyrian King Sargon’s first ever sighting of a marine cryptid, just published in The Anomalist 13? What other discoveries were made during the solution of this cryptozoological mystery?

    Investigate Further: First Sea Serpent Sighting: A Detective Story »

    Friday, November 02, 2007

    Blog posts from Daniel Perez

    Coverage of the 40th Anniversary of the P-G Film

    Road to Bluff Creek
    With the faithful on the Sasquatch stations of the cross

    Story and photo
    by Steven Streufert

    Conference presenter Daniel Perez critiques the professional skeptics at Fortean Times magazine.

    “Roger and Bob rode out that day/Their lives changed in every way/So did ours ’cause we got to see/A living Bigfoot, walking tall and free,” sang Tom Yamarone, belting out the verses of one of his Bigfoot folk-historical ballads.

    Yamarone’s lyrics rang true inside the Willow Creek VFW Hall a couple of weekends ago, where 50 or so members of the Sasquatch community gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the fabled “Patterson-Gimlin film.” The film, shot by the “Roger and Bob” of Yamarone’s song, is the most solid Bigfoot evidence ever presented. (See “Bigfoot Trapped By Norcal Fanatic!” Oct. 18.)

    Believers from near and far made the pilgrimage on Oct. 20 — first to Willow Creek, and then out to the remote site where the film was shot, there to pay their respects to the historic event and to share the latest research.

    A shimmer of possibility filled the VFW Hall. Bigfooting, it seems, is as much about the community of ’Squatchers as it is about the Giant Hairy Ape itself.Something had changed these folks who, despite otherwise ordinary lives, were ready to pursue to the ends of the Earth a creature most consider a phantasm. Curiosity and the spirit of rational inquiry were readily apparent, noted in thorough documentation covering the walls. Noting no sign of lunacy, it occurred to me that the crazy ones were the journalists sitting in their barren offices cranking out the same old dismissals.

    Daniel Perez, authority on logistics of the making of the Patterson-Gimlin film, argued that the subject could not have been faked. That muscle mass moving with each huge stride, the height and inhuman proportions — could that have been produced with padding and fake fur? The strides through the film site of a 6’4” man reveal his tiny homo sapiens form beside a creature that could smash him with one stomp. (“If the suit doesn’t fit, he must exist.”)

    No one has been able to replicate the film, even with a $75,000 BBC budget. Perez presented a 16mm Kodak Cine-100 home movie camera, the model that Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin used. I felt its awkward bulk and saw the creature on the projection screen through its tiny, dim viewfinder. How anything was captured by this camera with its tiny 16 mm cartridge is miracle enough.

    Legendary Al Hodgson, for decades the operator of the general store, also spoke. He was a contact not only for the Patterson-Gimlin film but also the 1958 activity in the area, when tractor driver Jerry Crew brought giant footprint casts down from the Bluff Creek road construction zone and made front page news in the Times-Standard and papers globally. This was the birth of “Bigfoot” as a media phenomenon. Presenting the recent North Coast Journal with its cover’s tabloid parody, Hodgson said: “You may have seen this — don’t like it.” Chuckles and groans emerged. Bigfoot was not a joke to this crowd.

    Hodgson presented tales told to him by locals, without even a hint of the tall tale in the telling from this 83-year-old church-going business and family man. Of one of his informants, Al said, “He is not lying — know him too well.” Hodgson saw sightings as ordinary. The Sasquatch is a consistently documented though elusive primate, the origin of old frontier tales and centuries-old Native cultural representations. Without seeking it out, people see it, hear its howls and vocalizations, find footprints or feel its wild, cunning eyes gazing from hillsides that could hide just about anything.

    Cliff Barackman spoke lovingly of his “foot fetish,” with evidence that footprints found in 1958 appear to have been made by the same individual in the 1967 film (as confirmed by Idaho State anatomist and physical anthropologist Jeff Meldrum). Scott McClean traced the history of newspaper reporting going back to the 1840s, predating the birth of hoaxer claimants like Bluff Creek road contractor Ray Wallace by nearly a century. David Murphy outlined the biography of Roger Patterson — author, filmmaker, cowboy, acrobat and inventor. Humboldt’s James “Bobo” Fay completed the round with tales of early 1940s Bluff Creek bigfooter Irwin Supple. The event concluded with a convivial champagne toast to Roger and Bob. Then plans for a convoy into the mysterious hills to the north were made.

    The miles upon miles of real wilderness in the Six Rivers National Forest, accessed by hellish boulder-strewn and mud-laden dirt roads to the middle of nowhere, embody the wild mystery. The high-speed night trip led by Bobo, who seems to treat these mountains like his local neighborhood, was a soul-wrenching experience in itself. My little VW started bottom-grinding in thick snow at about 4,000 feet. After two hours of nasty tree-dodging, slippery hell, we crossed the 1958 bridge and entered Louse Camp, down on Bluff Creek. This was a place of history, where the 1959-1962 Pacific Northwest Expedition had set up digs. Bustling with activity and a roaring campfire, a keg of Bluff Creek Ale (note the Bigfoot on the label) was already tapped. A call-blasting speaker system and high-tech thermal imaging gear was out.

    Later I walked with Bobo down the road illuminated by the white thermal viewer’s glow as we sought forms in the dark. His group had seen Sasquatch activity in the last few months just a few yards away. With sentries staked out in turns on the hillside, the campfire devolved into folk songs and Bigfoot tales. I was up until 4 a.m. discussing the paranormal and psychic aspects of the phenomenon, multi-dimensionality and string theory with sometime paranormalist author and field researcher Thom Powell. A schoolteacher and logical man, he brought up Occam’s Razor — the idea that the simplest answer is often the best one. Actually, the existence of a Bigfoot creature explains it all with more facility than hoaxing or hallucination.

    The next day, descending about 2,000 near-vertical feet to the creek below, we made our way to the film site. Soon we found ourselves gazing upon what looked like footprints only 30 yards from our vehicles. Stunned, I immediately felt the energy of conversion starting to overcome me. One print in shallow moss and mud measured 22 inches. Toe shapes were visible. Preceding this in a patch of moss was another browned and deadened area, foot-shaped. The step between them was six feet, about double that of the average human.

    Researcher Scott McClean calmly got out his ruler and measured the particulars, took a quick photo, and moved on. I stood stunned. Could it be real? It’s inconclusive, he said; a “blobsquatch,” is all. That’s just squatch-on-the-brain, he said. What we need is real, provable evidence.

    With the Weekly World News defunct, can Bigfoot at last roam freely into our unbiased awareness? There is more evidence for Sasquatch, tangible and scientific, than there is for God, the Devil, reincarnation or the soul. One doesn’t catch fleeting glimpses of Babe the Blue Ox. Sasquatchers are in search of the last mystery of the wild American land, the living embodiment of the fact that humans are not the central meaning of the earth, nor in complete knowledge or domination of it.

    Asking about my angle on this story, McClean said, “Just don’t use that word, ‘believe.’” It is not, he said, a matter of faith, but of fact — it is out there. Hoaxes and hallucinations do occur, but the time has come for us to consider that perhaps there is more to the natural world than dreamed of in our philosophies. These guys are living it.

    Full disclosure — Steven Streufert is the owner of Willow Creek’s Bigfoot Books.



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    Eureka, California Times-Standard Article

    Willow Creek honors legendary Bigfoot filmmakers with 40th Anniversary Celebration
    Beti Trauth/For the Times-Standard
    Article Launched: 10/18/2007 04:27:25 AM PDT

    Amazing reality or cleverly manipulated fiction? That's been the paradoxical question posed over the past 40 years since a grainy, black and white 16 mm film captured the startling image of what appeared to be a towering man/ape creature lumbering through the woods of Bluff Creek in Northern California.

    Christened “Bigfoot” in honor of the enormous footprints discovered in the area of the film's visual record of the extraordinary sighting, the two men on the site that historic day north of Willow Creek back in 1967 startled the world with their documented discovery.

    Armed with both their film and plaster casts made from the huge footprints, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin make global headlines and started a controversy that continues to this day: Does a species of Bigfoots actually exist in the remote, wooded and mountainous areas where the 60-second film was made? Or, as skeptics decry, has it all been an elaborate hoax?

    No matter what anyone's personal opinion may be concerning the truth of the matter, the subject has spawned thousands of words of pro and con theories. There have been countless expeditions into the elusive creatures' perceived territory to try and prove they are not mythological,


    but flesh, fur and blood.
    Other filmmakers have tried to recreate a similar “image” (using a really big man in an “ape suit” to simulate what they insist the Patterson-Gimlin Film did); but they have always failed to do so.

    The way that Bigfoot moved and walked in the original -- including the long strides that left those deep imprints of feet in the forest floor -- has never been physically explained, much less disproved on celluloid.

    As a matter of fact, similar, fleeting sightings in various places, have been going on for years. In the Asian Himalayas, he's known as Yeti; but in the mountains of Canadian British Colombia, the name is Sasquatch.

    In Willow Creek at 10 a.m. Saturday, the community will affectionately welcome both the essence of Bigfoot and his loyal affectionados at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Patterson-Gimlin film.

    The program will feature a series of presentations and discussions by a variety of knowledgeable guest speakers, with archival displays, personal testimonials and even some Bigfoot-inspired songs -- all based on what could be described as the most famous piece of wildlife footage ever taken.

    According to enthusiasts, due to the improved technology now available, the film as been able to be analyzed “to show extraordinary detail and compelling features that leave little doubt regarding the authenticity of the creature in those frames.”

    The celebration's organizer, Bay Area resident Tom Yamorone, said it was the co-idea of himself and Joyce Kearney.

    ”We met at The Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Felton (near Santa Cruz) that opened about three years ago -- with displays of artifacts, footprint casts, and a gigantic skull recreation by Dr. Grover Franz.”

    Yamorone and Kearney -- along with most of the Californians speaking at the Willow Creek event -- are members of what could be called a Bigfoot Believers Club (formed by the museum), who stay in touch with fellow believers throughout the world.

    They do so, Yamorone explained, because now there's even more evidence on which to base their collective beliefs.

    Within the group there are a number of people who have actually seen the creatures -- or experienced and possibly recorded -- the sounds of their voices (or found physical evidence of their activities).”

    Others, like Yamorone, have simply become fascinated with the ongoing, unanswered mystery that is Bigfoot.

    ”Growing up in Los Angeles, I was always interested in the topic because my family often came up to Humboldt to camp in the redwoods.”

    But, it wasn't until 2000 when he was visiting Willow Creek and saw the footprint cast collection -- “which I considered good, solid evidence” -- that he became a true believer.

    ”Once I saw the casts -- especially after having spent so much time up in these forests and experiencing things I couldn't explain -- I suddenly realized that these creatures could actually exist.”

    He became even more certain after seeing an early thought-provoking television documentary on the famous film, as well as a more recent 20 minute segment exploring the possibility on the History Channel.

    Moreover, there have been current books written by respected science-based authors that further validate Krantz's theories. One by Idaho State University's Dr. Jeff Meldrum is titled “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science.”

    The bok basically outlines “what we know about these creatures, and other of what we call the bipedal hominids (any of the early forms of man, whose descents may include the upright ape).” Every evolutionary possibility continues to be hotly debated within different scientific camps.

    According to Yamarone, Meldrum's book “tends to conclude that the behaviors witnessed by people who have seen Sasquatch, falls within those of the great apes -- although those evolutionary elements are always hotly debated.”

    Yet another book based on similar research findings was published by a respected wildlife biologist from British Colombia, John Bindernagel, titled “Sasquatch: America's Great Ape.”

    Based on thousands of documented sightings by trusted observers, he studied and carefully compared the behavior of man and ape. The biologist then came to a similar conclusion as that reached by Meldrum.

    Whenever there are new sightings reported by individuals, there are a number of separate Bigfoot-related organizations (such as The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization of which Yamarone is a member), who follow up these reports and do their own field investigations.

    So, there are hundreds of interested groups out there ready to verify these incidents as true, or not. However, someone who has encountered creatures that he believes to be a community living in the wilds of Klamath, will share first-hand accounts of those experiences at the 40th Anniversary Celebration.

    He's James “Bobo” Fay, a Southern California native (now living in Arcata) who was initially intrigued by the film during his high school days, “came up to Humboldt with my buddies 20 years ago on a Bigfoot hunt,” and subsequently became a field researcher.

    Often accompanied by Grizzly Creek forest ranger, Robert Leiterman, the pair have spent the past four or five years (at least twice a year) on Bigfoot scouting expeditions throughout the Klamath River area, up into the Trinity Alps, and deep into Redwood National Park.

    That has included “making special calls, knocking on trees, and blasting out audios of what we believe are Bigfoot recordings to see if we can get a live response.” He says he's sure “there's definitely a population of them around the Klamath River up there in those drainages.

    ”I've heard them when they come around, and they'll do certain things (like knock on trees, or snap them off); and they'll make a definite primate sound -- kind of like a chimp or a howler monkey making a whooping sound. (We recorded some of these.)

    ”I've also gotten eye-witness accounts from lots of different people -- such as loggers and hunters -- but mostly from the Indians who live here with their families.” He said, that tribe members know them not as imaginary spirits, but as real creatures who have co-existed there in the wilderness for years.

    Interestingly enough, it was Fay himself who made the most recent 2007 Sasquatch sighting in the field. On the evening of May 22 during a camping trip with five other field researchers in Six Rivers National Park near Orleans, Fay said he was walking by the confluence of Bluff and Notice Creeks and saw the 6-foot figure of “one of the smaller ones” hurriedly cross the road, go down the steep wooded embankment and disappear into the dark below.

    Although Fay wasn't able to capture visual proof of his encounter on film this time around, he feels he's previously caught enough glimpses of creatures who fit the original film demographic to believe an ever-elusive Bigfoot is exactly what he saw.

    Fay said that he thinks that in the next few years, it will be “a real slap in the face of the main stream media who have just made light of it and mocked it all of this time. Because it's actual -- it's a certainty -- and, I've seen it. I've seen it.” And, he's more than ready to tell the audience about his experiences on Saturday.

    Keynote speaker, Daniel Perez (author and publisher of Bigfoot Times and “Bigfoot at Bluff Creek”), will kick off the event at 10 a.m. by tracing the effects of the honored film since it was first given coverage 40 years ago in the pages of the Eureka Time-Standard.

    In a rare conversation and interview with Gimlin not long ago for his Bigfoot-oriented paper, Perez said that the surviving, feisty 76-year-old filmmaker “couldn't believe that 40 years has gone by, and no one (else) has produced a film of similar quality -- much less captured one of these things.”

    And, Perez said Gimlin was actually “beside himself and amazed--in the sense that nothing has ever been resolved. He said he kind of figured that after that film was shot, that sooner or later (within a couple of years) someone would 'get one'--and it just never happened.” Well, not yet. But with persistent folks like Fay out there searching, who knows?

    Other featured participants at the celebration include David Murphy, who is currently researching and writing a Patterson biography, and Scott McClean, who will share archival research from his book “Big New Prints.”

    Cliff Barackman will also display and discuss footprint casts from the film site and Bluff Creek area; and organizer, Yamarone, will add to the festivivities by performing a musical tribute to Patterson and Gimlin.

    So, come to Willow Creek and make your own decision about the reality of Bigfoot as you join the 40th anniversary celebration of the Bigfoot film that keeps making history. Believe it!

    Reservations are required for lunch; and seating is limited. Although walk-ups are welcome, call (415) 420-7583 to ensure seats are available before making the drive.

    Beti Trauth is a professional actor/director/singer who has been covering the arts in Humboldt County as a freelance photo journalist since 1986. Contact her at

    If you go:

    What: The 40th anniversary celebration of Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin filming Bigfoot

    Where: The VFW hall in Willow Creek

    When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 20

    How Much: $25 admission fee includes a barbecue lunch

    Cryptomundo/Anomalous Headlines

    Giant Peccary Discovery

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 2nd, 2007

    Yep, another large animal has been found. The research has been published on the giant peccary and so it is in the news again.

    Investigate Further: Giant Peccary Discovery »

    Sasquatch Smackdown: Tara Hauki vs Jon-Erik Beckjord

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 2nd, 2007

    Something is happening on the fringes of Bigfootry that might boil over into public media exposure, jail time or a court confrontation. Here are highlights of the two sides to the story.

    Investigate Further: Sasquatch Smackdown: Tara Hauki vs Jon-Erik Beckjord »

    Attempt to Photo WV “African Lion”

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 2nd, 2007

    If West Virginia’s roaring maned mystery cat is caught on videotape, officials plan to set a bear trap for the animal. Maybe the officials will catch that mangy bear wandering in from Pennsylvania?

    Investigate Further: Attempt to Photo WV “African Lion” »

    Reports from Texas State University show the animal Phyllis Canion found August 31 near her home in Cuero, TX, thought to be a "chupacabras," is actually a coyote. The bodies of three of the creatures were found near Canion's home. With photo. Also, Road to Bluff Creek, Sasquatch: Best Evidence and Is It Bigfoot or Just a Mangy Bear?

    Beyond The Edge Radio Tonight...

    Sean and Eric will host Ohio investigator Ron Schaffner to discuss Ohio Cryptids. The show starts at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central and can be found at the link to the right. As always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

    Review: Sasquatch Triangle 11-01-07

    This was a pretty great show, with myself and Sean Forker being the guests in sort of a roundtable/Open-Mic show in which we discussed the ending of the International Bigfoot Society (at least the newsletter and meetings), as well as the Jacobs photos (which even made my local newspaper the other day) and the controversial nature of them. This basically dominated the conversation for about a half-hour, and then we moved on to discussion of the possible return of Bigfoot Central to Artist, amongst other subjects. It was a great show, full of interesting information, laughs and fun. Next Thursday, Don will have what he calls Ladies' Night, with Bobbie Short and Diane Stocking. The show starts at the usual time of 9:00 EST/8:00 Central and can be found at the link to the right, and as always, we do encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

    Thursday, November 01, 2007

    Anomalous Stories

    More information is forthcoming in the saga of Pennsylvania hunter Rick Jacobs' photo of what the Bigfoot Research Organization (BFRO) has called a "juvenile Sasquatch." Now comes word the photos that have been released are actually outtakes from a video. WARNING: The video link at this site could be infected with a computer virus! Also, Scott Marlowe Will Guest on Shadows in the Dark to Discuss Bigfoot, Crowe's Bigfoot Newsletter Has Died and It's a Daggone Bigfoot Conspiracy Is What It Is...

    Loren Coleman, cryptozoologist and author of many books, including Mothman and Other Curious Encounters, says Mothman is still up to his old terrifying tricks and ties the mysterious entity to the Minnesota and China bridge collapses in recent months. Coleman's Mothman: Evil Incarnate is due out next year. Also, Yahoo Picks Cryptomundo.

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    Crowe’s Bigfoot Newsletter Has Died

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 1st, 2007

    Ray Crowe Ray Crowe is officially discontinuing his monthy meetings, and his long-time Bigfoot newsletter, The Track Record. But did it die long ago?

    Investigate Further: Crowe’s Bigfoot Newsletter Has Died »

    Yahoo Picks Cryptomundo

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 1st, 2007

    Mystery Fish Enhanced Yahoo pointed their magic wand in our direction and then requested an interview too. Here’s the exchange, for your easy access here. Photos added for your enjoyment.

    Investigate Further: Yahoo Picks Cryptomundo »

    Your Thoughts On MonsterQuest?

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 1st, 2007

    Their first program was on last night, Halloween, but I missed it. I was on Brad Steiger’s Halloween radio special at the exact time of broadcast. What’s your review of it?

    Investigate Further: Your Thoughts On MonsterQuest? »

    Mothman on Halloween

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 31st, 2007

    MothmanSomething wicked this way flaps, so late. It may not wait, for 2008.

    Investigate Further: Mothman on Halloween »

    Wednesday, October 31, 2007

    Review: Monsterquest 10-31-07/Sasquatch Triangle Tonight...

    The premiere episode of Monsterquest featured a look at the resident lake monster of Lake Champlain on the New York/Vermont border known as "Champ." The show examined the sightings (and showed several recreations of sightings, including one of two such creatures on land), as well as the famous photograph of the creature taken in 1977 by Sandra Mansi. Investigators John Kirk and Scott Mardis are interviewed for their impressions on the creature as well, and several professors and paleontologists are interviewed as well. One lady and her team got some interesting echoes from an echolocator in 2002 on the lake, and a team of photographers scours the lake looking for signs of the creature with underwater cameras as well as cameras set up on the shore. The Mansi photograph is put under scrutiny by Skeptical Inquirer Managing Editor Benjamin Radford, who comes up with a rather plausible explanation for the photograph and what is in it. It was a very well-done program. The next program next Wednesday night on the History Channel will be titled Sasquatch Attack and will look into the hirsute legend of our neighbors to the north. That program airs at 10:00 EST/9:00 Central, so check your local listings for showtimes and channel.
    Don will be hosting an open-mic show tonight, which will also discuss the recent photos from Pennsylvania taken by a trailcam. Sean Forker and I will be his guests for this discussion. The show starts at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central and can be found at the link to the right. As always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

    Thoughts from Billy Willard

    I have something to say about a recent incident that occurred here
    tonight with the unsubscription of a member.

    I find it rather amusing that he had to announce to the group that he
    was leaving. Pretty much after coming onto Tom Biscardi's radio show
    chat room and bashing everyone who was present at the recent Paris,
    expedition, he decides that he will annnounce to the group of
    his leaving. Well, I say this...

    We ALL have our opinions of people and unfortunately alot of it is
    based on heresay. I met Mr. Biscardi personally on the trip, got to
    talk to him quite a bit and in general he is a very nice guy. He was
    very hospitable to Tom Lancaster and myself as well as his crew. I
    personally have been doing enough research now to know whether or not
    I'm being hoaxed. This recent person who announced his leaving tried
    to say we were hoaxed. BULLCRAP!!! Sorry buddy, but I have been
    around the block a few times! If there is one thing I won't stand
    for its someone trying to take advantage of a particular situation to
    try to make themselves look like a better investigator/ researcher
    than someone else. So, by jumping on the "Biscardi hate group" bus
    and then announcing his exit from this group simply because we went
    down to Texas to check things out and associated ourselves with Tom
    Biscardi, that makes us the bad guys? PLEASE!!! My god, what are
    you going to do if he brings the proof of the creature's existance to
    the world? Quit all the groups? LOL!!!

    I have nothing but respect for Mr. Biscardi and his group. And I
    would hope that those who know me know that if any funny crap was
    going on, I would be the first to let you know. The experiences that
    Tom Lancaster and myself had were REAL. We knew where everyone was
    at all times. If anyone has any questions or comments at all about
    our recent Paris, Texas adventure, we would be more than happy to
    discuss or answer. Just simply let us know.

    Ok, now I am done ranting! LOL

    Billy Willard
    Sasquatch Watch of Virginia

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    From Bigfoot to Swamp Beast, Monsterquest reveals the truth of legendary monster sightings around the world. Deploying the latest in hi-tech equipment, each episode scientifically examines the best evidence available, from pictures and video, to hair and bones, as well as the eyewitness accounts themselves. From pilots to policemen to ship captains, a number of seemingly credible people have seen things they can’t explain. One part history, one part science and one part monsters, MonsterQuest discovers the truth behind these legendary monsters.

    America’s Loch Ness Monster - Does a giant prehistoric creature lurk in Lake
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    Series Premiere October 31 at 10PM

    Sasquatch Attack - Does Canada have its own Bigfoot? Owners of a fly-in fishing
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    from the alleged beast reveal its true identity? The test results will surprise
    you. The best evidence available will be examined, from pictures and video, to
    hair and bones. Scientists will be brought in to tell viewers what the evidence
    reveals. Discover the truth behind these beasts and take a scientific look at
    legendary creatures around the world.
    Wednesday November 7th at 10PM

    Giant Squid Found - Is the legend of the Kraken, a tentacled beast as large as a
    whale, based on myth or a real creature? Take an expedition to the Sea of
    Cortez, Mexico where fishermen regularly claim to encounter large schools of
    giant squid. Watch as squid expert Scott Cassel uses lures with built-in cameras
    in an attempt to video a Kraken-sized squid 1,000 feet below the ocean. What
    Cassel and his team discover will make history.
    Wednesday November 14th at 10PM

    Birdzilla - Native Americans have long revered huge birds called Thunderbirds.
    There was a rash of giant bird sightings in Illinois, Texas and Alaska back in
    the 1970’s. A giant bird with a 15-foot wingspan allegedly attacked a small
    child in Illinois. Could there really be a giant bird or is it mass hysteria?
    Take a scientific journey and follow the many eyewitnesses’ accounts across the
    country and examine the most compelling evidence.
    Wednesday November 21st at 10PM

    Bigfoot - Bigfoot has been sighted in Washington State more than any other place
    on earth. Join an all-female expedition as they try to lure a Bigfoot within
    range of their cameras. The 1967 Patterson footage will be reexamined using
    digital microscopes that could reveal details that might prove if the beast is
    real or a hoax.
    Wednesday November 28th at 10PM

    Mutant Canines - Man’s best friend is many times our last line of defense. But
    something strange is killing Fido. In 2006, a rash of pets were killed in Maine
    and Minnesota by a beast locals describe as a mutant. But there are more than
    just stories, a creature was hit by a car and the body was found. This strange
    looking creature will be DNA tested to see what it really is. And two
    MonsterQuest winter expeditions will be launched to trap other dog killers still
    at large.
    Wednesday December 5th at 10PM

    Lions in the Suburbs - Attacks by mountain lions make headlines across the U.S.
    But some people say they are seeing something else…large black cats. From
    Texas to Minnesota to West Virginia, MonsterQuest will follow the eyewitness
    accounts and physical evidence of these demon cats. Pictures and law enforcement encounters prove a big black cat is out there but what is it? While they resemble a mountain lion, there is no such thing as a black mountain lion. Bones from a carcass, eyewitnesses claim was a huge black cat, will be put to the DNA test.
    Wednesday December 12th at 10PM

    Giant Fish - The movie Jaws scared an entire generation off of ocean
    beaches…but there are monsters lurking in freshwater lakes and rivers too. Are
    these just fish stories or are they real? From the Artic Circle to the Amazon,
    MonsterQuest will launch expeditions to find the biggest and nastiest giant
    fresh water fish. From catfish large enough to swallow kids whole to trout as
    large as a boat. Scientists will deploy giant lures and underwater cameras in a
    search for monster fish.
    Wednesday December 19th at 10PM

    Swamp Beast - The vast swamps of Louisiana and Florida hide many
    animals…including a beast locals call The Swamp Creature. At 7 ft tall, with
    red hair, and a rotten egg smell this beast has been nicknamed The Skunk Ape.
    For the first time, bloodhounds will be used to track the elusive creature. And
    sexual ape pheromone chips will be used to guide the bloodhounds to their prey.
    Wednesday December 26th at 10PM

    Stalin’s Ape Man - In 2006, the NY times revealed a devilish plan by Soviet
    dictator Josef Stalin to create monsters by crossing humans with apes. But was
    it real? And how far did he get? This MonsterQuest scientific journey will
    travel to Russia to find out. We will also look at the many other efforts, both
    by man and Mother Nature, to combine the strength of apes with the intelligence
    of man. This is a real Frankenstein story& from head transplants in the U.S. to
    cases of ape on human attacks. Man and Apes are not as different as you might
    Wednesday January 2nd at 10PM

    Creatures from the 4th Dimension - For decades cameras have been capturing
    images of a flying, torpedo-like creature. So fast it cannot be seen with the
    naked eye. Some think it is a military weapon, others believe it may be a
    creature from another dimension. But just what is it? This MonsterQuest
    scientific journey will use super high speed photography, physics and even a
    wind tunnel experiment to shed light on a creature simply referred to as Rods.
    Wednesday January 9th at 10PM

    The Real Hobbit - A MonsterQuest expedition will deploy researchers and the
    latest technology into the jungle, searching for evidence of a creature natives
    describe as half man, half ape.
    Wednesday January 16th at 10PM

    American Werewolf - Eyewitnesses in Wisconsin and Michigan report seeing a tall
    hairy man - beast some describe as a dogman…a centuries old legend based on
    myth, not a real animal. But what are they seeing? MonsterQuest will deploy
    professional hunters and trackers in an area with recent sightings, armed with a
    tranquilizer gun. And for the first time eyewitness accounts will be put to the
    test, using polygraphs and hypnosis&the results will astonish.
    Wednesday January 23rd at 10PM

    Special Marathon on American Movie Classics

    All day long today, October 31st, AMC (American Movie Classics) will air a special Halloween movie marathon, leading to the premiere of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers at 8:00 EST/7:00 Central. Check your local listings for showtimes and channel.


    And, speaking of Halloween, check out the next post for some news...

    Let's Talk Bigfoot Tonight...

    Melissa and Teresa will host Mike Bankston and Steve Hyde, researchers from Georgia, at 10:00 EST/9:00 Central at the link to the right. As always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research (if you are not watching Monsterquest, LOL).

    Monsterquest debuts Tonight!!!

    Here is a description of the first episode:

    America’s Loch Ness Monster - Does a giant prehistoric creature lurk in LakeChamplain? The locals nicknamed it Champ. Generations of eyewitnesses rumor to have seen the creature, a dinosaur-like animal, 15-25 feet long most resembling the extinct plesiosaur. Examine the mystery surrounding Lake Champlain as specially designed cameras search for the monster. Existing photographic evidence will also be put to the test.Series Premiere October 31 at 10PM

    The series is produced by the same folks who brought us Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, Giganto: The Real King Kong and Mysterious Encounters and airs at 10:00 EST/9:00 Central on the History Channel. Check your local listings for times and channel in your area.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2007

    US hunter takes 'Bigfoot photo' - AustraliaBy staff writers A PHOTOGRAPH taken by a hunter in Pennsylvania has reignited debate over the existence of Bigfoot. Rick Jacobs claims to have taken the ...See all stories on this topic
    Bigfoot Caught On Tape In Pa.? - Los Angeles,CA,USABigfoot Caught On Tape In Pa.? Rangers Say Animal Likely Just A Bear A Pennsylvania man believes he may have pictures of the infamous bigfoot creature. ...See all stories on this topic
    Rick Jacobs Bigfoot Pictures: Multiple Photos Now OnlineNational Ledger - Apache Junction,AZ,USAI knew something like this was coming eve since Jack Links beef jerky started using Sasquatch in their commercials and pulling pranks on him in the woods. ...See all stories on this topic
    A Trailcam ShamOutdoor Life Magazine - USA... and other folks with more idle time than common sense buzzing with the notion that Sasquatch has taken up residency in the Allegheny National Forest. ...See all stories on this topic
    On the lam in Bonney Lake – (subscription) - Tacoma,WA,USALike Sasquatch and the UFOs that took a spin around Mount Rainier in 1947, DB Cooper seems destined to remain a Northwest legend.See all stories on this topic
    They may sound spooky, but noises in the woods are usually just ...The Register-Guard - Eugene,OR,USAOf course, no story of weird noises in the woods can overlook the reputed cry of Sasquatch — the mythical half-man, half-ape said to roam the deepest ...See all stories on this topic
    Bigfoot Sighting Could Impact Elk County - Johnstown,PA,USA"If people are coming here to watch birds, they'll certainly come to look for Sasquatch." The animal in the pictures has been called a mangy bear, ...See all stories on this topic

    Anomalous Stories

    Madison County's 1977 Bigfoot Sighting The Herald Bulletin
    On August 10, 1977, Mrs. Don Chesnut spotted a Bigfoot-type creature while out driving before dawn in Elwood, IN. Speculation took many turns as the Elwood incident wound its way through news reports in the days that followed. Could Mrs. Chesnut's Bigfoot have been a horse? Also, Man Claims Photos of 'Bigfoot', Rick Jacobs Bigfoot Photo Online: Controversy Over Picture, Is This Bigfoot...or Is It a Bear with Bad Skin? and When Bigfoot Gets in Your Head.

    Cryptomundo Stories

    MSNBC Video on Jacob’s Creature
    Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 30th, 2007
    MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann has fun with the “juvenile Sasquatch” or “mangy bear” photos.
    Investigate Further: MSNBC Video on Jacob’s Creature »
    Categorized as: CryptoZoo News, Breaking News, Cryptotourism, Cryptozoologists, Media Appearances, Cryptozoology, Bigfoot, Television, Sasquatch, Out of Place, Pop Culture, Cryptomundo Exclusive 3 Comments »
    Identikit Used In Cryptozoology Discoveries
    Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 30th, 2007
    The rediscovery of the yellow-tailed woolly monkey, while little mentioned in the cryptozoology literature, used the cryptozoology method of the wide-distribution of drawings. Other examples. Beautiful drawings. Photos.
    Investigate Further: Identikit Used In Cryptozoology Discoveries »
    Categorized as: CryptoZoo News, Breaking News, Forensic Science, Cryptotourism, Cryptozoologists, Expedition Reports, Media Appearances, Evidence, Folklore, Cryptozoology, Abominable Snowman, Living Dinosaurs, Yeti, Pop Culture, Eyewitness Accounts, Cryptomundo Exclusive, New Species, Photos, Men in Cryptozoology 1 Comment »
    Haijcek’s MonsterQuest: Full Program Descriptions
    Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 30th, 2007
    Doug Haijcek’s MonsterQuest will discuss legendary cryptids sightings and more from around the world. Here is a full accounting of what to expect in the upcoming series.
    Investigate Further: Haijcek’s MonsterQuest: Full Program Descriptions »
    Categorized as: CryptoZoo News, Breaking News, Forensic Science, Cryptotourism, Cryptozoologists, Expedition Reports, Media Appearances, Folklore, Cryptozoology, Bigfoot, Lake Monsters, Skunk Apes, Thunderbirds, Television, Sasquatch, Alien Big Cats, Mystery Cats, Swamp Monsters, Pop Culture, Eyewitness Accounts, Homo floresiensis, Windigo, Men in Cryptozoology, Women in Cryptozoology 3 Comments »
    Unidentified Walking Object Reported to Indiana State Police
    Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 30th, 2007
    “According to police,” the report read, “Mrs. Chestnut said she was driving from Elwood to Anderson to pick up her husband from work when she saw the creature in the road. The UWO was reportedly about 8 to 9 feet tall, with hair all over it, resembling a large monkey.”
    Investigate Further: Unidentified Walking Object Reported to Indiana State Police »
    Bubba hopes 'Bigfoot' leaves imprintThe State - Columbia,SC,USABY NEIL WHITE - Filmmaker Bubba Cromer will host a Halloween night screening of "The Long Way Home: A Bigfoot Story" at 7:30 pm ...See all stories on this topic
    Hunter Claims He Took Images Of 'Bigfoot'NBC - Philadelphia,PA,USAIt's not Elvis, but some people think they've found "Bigfoot" roaming the hills of western Pennsylvania. The Bigfoot sighting happened near the town of ...See all stories on this topic
    Madison County's 1977 Bigfoot sightingAnderson Herald Bulletin - Anderson,IN,USAThe report ended, "Police say 'bigfoot' type creatures were reportedly seen quite often in this area 80 to 100 years ago, but this is the first report of ...See all stories on this topic
    Call it the Bigfoot Stumble

    Bigfoot spotted in Kansas?Topeka Capital Journal (subscription) - Topeka,KS,USASure, the photo's a bit blurry, and you can't tell if it's a Bigfoot or just another mangy bear, but like aunt Blossom used to say, "Get out of my kitchen! ...See all stories on this topic
    Pa. Hunter's Images Stir Bigfoot DebateThe Associated Press - He contacted the Bigfoot Research Organization, which pursues reports of a legendary two-legged creature that some people believe lives in parts of the US ...See all stories on this topic
    Maneless Maneaters May Leave USA
    Roadside Bigfoot

    Monday, October 29, 2007

    Review: Squatch Detective Radio 10-29-07

    This was a great show, with not only Steve, Billy and Tom Lancaster describing the sounds, footprints and red eyes 12 feet off the ground they saw, but also Jim Snell of TAPS and TJ (Tom Biscardi Jr.) giving their impressions on the expedition which took place in Paris, Texas last week and this weekend. I called in and gave my dissertations on the expedition, as well as giving an update on those photos from Pennsylvania (Keith Olbermann had a segment on the photos with Bob Kiviat earlier on Countdown with Keith Olbermann).
    Steve and Billy as always put on a great show, and they have a true passion for their craft. I salute them now and always. I salute Tom Biscardi as well, because it seems like those asserting that he is a hoaxer or a con man or this or that are just most likely jealous. Anyway, great show from Steve and Billy. No clue as to who their guest will be next week, but Steve will be on the road with the Searching For Bigfoot Team, so it should be pretty exciting. The next show airs next Monday at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central and can be found at the link to the right. And as always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

    Various Sasquatch Headlines

    Stealthy Bigfoot moves closer to - Portland,ME,USAFor as long as I can remember sightings of the Sasquatch, the fabled furry behemoth also affectionately known as Bigfoot, have been limited to the western ...See all stories on this topic
    Hunter Claims To Capture Images Of - Pittsburgh,PA,USAResearchers said they believe the images are of a young Bigfoot -- or juvenile Sasquatch. Some Clearfield County residents said they were intrigued by the ...See all stories on this topic
    Bigfoot Photographed in Pennsylvania...Who Cares?Synthesis - Chico,CA,USAPaul Majeta, appears to be a "juvenile Sasquatch." There are even rumors of a spike in Bigfoot existence gambling odds, according to an online gambling blog ...See all stories on this topic
    Things are getting spookyHeraldNet - Everett,WA,USAA hunter's camera snapped shots of a mysterious furry creature that a member of the Bigfoot Research Organization believes is a young Sasquatch. ...

    Anomalous Stories

    Hunter Rick Jacobs Claims Bigfoot Photo OG Paper
    Pennsylvania hunter Rick Jacobs is claiming to have photographed a Bigfoot in the Allegheny National Forest. Jacobs' photo, taken by a camera with an "automatic trigger," was posted on the Bigfoot Research Organization website, and the BFRO says the photo appears to be a juvenile Sasquatch. With photo. Also, Pa. Hunter Stirs Bigfoot Debate, The Burden of Proof by Matt Knapp, The Sasquatch Gang Sets Bigfoot Studies Back 30 Years, The Voice of Bigfoot: What Did Roger Patterson Know? and Half Man, Half Goat Legend Revisited in New Book.

    Cryptomundo Stories

    Breaking News: Platypus - 120 M Yrs Old Living Fossil

    Video Game Backs Guyana Monster Hunt

    Japan’s Standing Panda & More Video

    Squatch Detective Radio Tonight...

    Steve and Billy will be back from their trip to Paris, Texas, along with Tom Lancaster, to discuss the recent Tom Biscardi/NAPE (North American Primate Expedition)-sponsored Bigfoot Boot Camp which took place last week. The show starts at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at the link to the right. As always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

    Review: The Sasquatch Experience 10-28-07

    We ended our Anniversary Month with a roundtable discussion on the historically important figures of the Sasquatch field, with Kathy Strain and Eric Altman, who discussed their interactions with folks like Al Hodgson, John Green, Peter Byrne, Grover Krantz and Bob Gimlin. The hour actually began with a discussion of the Lake Chelan photos, as well as the Jacobs photos from Northwest Pennsylvania. Kathy and Eric also discussed how their meetings with some of these icons were more of these icons wanting to get their pictures taken with Kathy and Eric than the hero-worship of the icons. Kathy and Eric told of how humble the icons they have met really are as well. It was a wonderful show, and a great capper to our Anniversary Month (we want to thank all those who have listened and supported us through this month-long celebration). We had a lot of fun this month. Our next program will be next Sunday at our usual time of 9:00 EST/8:00 Central with our guest hopefully Don Keating at the link to the right. As always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

    Sunday, October 28, 2007

    Anomalous Headlines

    'The Skunk Ape' of Florida The Ledger
    Background on a Florida version of Bigfoot, the Skunk Ape. The Skunk Ape legends began with a sighting in 1818, and the latest reported sighting occurred in 2004. Is the Skunk Ape just another, smellier version of Bigfoot or Sasquatch? Or is the Skunk Ape a different hairy hominid altogether? Also, Thomp in the Night: An Encounter with Bigfoot, Elk County Hunter's Images Stir Debate About Bigfoot, Bigfoot Buff Resumes Search for Elusive Beast and Proof on Paper that Bigfoot Exists.

    New Ideas About Human Migration from Asia to Americas,2933,305761,00.html

    Cryptomundo Headlines

    More On Man-Eating Plants

    The Sasquatch Gang Sets Bigfoot Studies Back 30 Years

    Thread on the Upcoming Texas Bigfoot Conference (Two Weeks Away!!!)

    2007 Texas Bigfoot Conference

    Bigfoot Forums Thread on the Willow Creek Celebration 10-20-07

    P-G Film Celebration in Willow Creek
    Happy Halloween !!!!

    New Articles from The Search For Bigfoot Blog

    Juvenile Bigfoot?? Bear?? Maybe those Pesky Rock Throwing Squirrels??

    Sasquatch Experience Tonight...

    We will be ending our Anniversary Month with a roundtable discussion of the historically important figures in the Sasquatch field (John Green, Grover Krantz, Rene Dahinden, Peter Byrne, Roger Patterson, Bob Gimlin, Al Hodgson and Bob Titmus) with guests Eric Altman and Kathy Strain at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at the link to the right. As always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.