Saturday, November 17, 2007

Coast to Coast A.M. Tonight...

George Noory (or most likely his weekend guest-host) will have Dr. Jeff Meldrum on the show, beginning at 1:00 A.M. EST, and that can be found at
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  • Should be quite the interesting program.

    Cryptomundo/Anomalous Headlines

    Barta: Ethnoknown Viper Discovered

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 17th, 2007

    A new snake has been found in India. The barta, as the local Nyishi indigenous people call the six-foot-something reptile, is the most-feared creature among the natives in Arunachal Pradesh.

    Investigate Further: Barta: Ethnoknown Viper Discovered »

    Official Reportedly Explains Away “Orangutan”

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 17th, 2007

    Charles Fort called what is happening in the media in Florida the “Wipe,” for it was a frequent technique for disposing of the uncomfortable reality of the data that would not go away. Was a Fish and Wildlife official misquoted? Did he really say the “red ape” was nothing but a….

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    First thought to be an orangutan, then a "juvenile Sasquatch" and now squirrel? What's going on in Baker County in northern Florida? Also, Is It Bigfoot? Nope, Just a Fox Squirrel and Baker County Mystery Creature Could Be Fox Squirrel.

    Devil’s Lake and Black Mystery Cats Sighted

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 17th, 2007

    This last week saw continued cryptid felid sightings around Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, and in the Lambton area of Ontario.

    Investigate Further: Devil’s Lake and Black Mystery Cats Sighted »

    Cryptozoology A to Z Fire Sale">Cryptozoology A to Z Fire Sale

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 16th, 2007

    Heads up, for those interested. How can online sellers afford to stash 1/3 off the price? Anyway, if you’ve been looking for this, get it cheap now.

    Investigate Further: Cryptozoology A to Z Fire Sale” by Loren Coleman">Cryptozoology A to Z Fire Sale »

    First Guyana Report

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 16th, 2007

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    The traveling CFZ members have collected an old hairy hominid abduction story and news of a green scorpion.

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    Update Vote Count: “Best Cryptozoologist”

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 16th, 2007

    It’s official. Records are being broken. Paul Kimball says the “2007 Zorgy Awards” voting for the four people for “best cryptozoologist” has gone beyond what occurred last year.

    Investigate Further: Update Vote Count: “Best Cryptozoologist” »

    Posting I made on Bigfoot Forums

    QUOTE(StacyInMI @ Nov 16 2007, 08:31 AM) [snapback]420839[/snapback]
    Yup.... and any credibility you once had would be damned to hell.

    I find this statement to be a bit on the disturbing side. And it does not JUST apply to Biscardi, it applies to all researchers-what business is it of anyone's if someone goes on expedition with controversial individuals such as Biscardi to begin with? And what exactly is "credibility" in this field? Most of the world who knows very little about Bigfoot other than what they see on TV thinks we're all missing a few marbles because we chase big hairy monsters out in the woods. We would not exactly be considered "credible" to most of the world, so who is to say within this community who is more credible than the other? John Green used to publish hoax Sasquatch stories in his newspaper back before he really looked into it, yet he is considered the Godfather of Sasquatchery; Jeff Meldrum bought into the Snow Walker and Playmate Videos when he first got into this line of inquiry until he realized that they were hoaxes; Green still considers Peter Byrne a fraud simply because Byrne was picked to lead Tom Slick's Pacific Northwest Expedition in the late-'50's-early-'60's, yet Byrne is highly regarded by a good majority of you. And I have news for you all-ALL of us have had a slip of the tongue, or believed a certain piece of evidence was credible till we checked into it more closely and found we were wrong, or have had romantic notions on certain things until we became more objective. What makes Biscardi any different? Many researchers have gone on expedition with him, including some members of these very forums, and they have had nice things to say about him and the team he works with. Would you shun those individuals that are on this board who have gone on expedition with him and say their credibility has been damned to Hell if I were to name those individuals concerned? I notice no one has shunned Billy Willard or Steve Kulls, who BOTH post on these very forums and HAVE gone on expedition with Biscardi and have not found ANY HOAXING OR WRONGDOING!!! So are these individuals all of a sudden NOT credible just because they dared to go on expedition with a man many of you consider to be the Devil Incarnate and came back with positive feedback? You can't have it both ways, folks. If you are going to shun Biscardi and perhaps now Steve and Billy for supporting or being nice to Biscardi, then maybe all of you should be shunned for supporting Green or Meldrum or Byrne simply because of the opinions of a few and because they have slipped up and shown a human side too. I am going to take Biscardi up on his offer (actually, it was Steve Kulls' offer) to go on an expedition in Enterprise, Alabama, in February to check things out for myself. If there is wrongdoing, I will not hesitate to report it; if there is a positive report, I will give that as well. As I said on the other thread, I will hide nothing or turn nothing. I will call it as I see it, good or bad. If that bothers some of you, well, I apologize. I believe in checking things out for myself before I make a verdict. Besides, I am in this to research Bigfoot, NOT personalities.

    Friday, November 16, 2007

    Review: Beyond The Edge Radio 11-16-07

    This was a wonderful show, probably the best yet, with UFOlogist Stanton Friedman, who discussed quite a few subjects, including Roswell (which he was the first civilian investigator of), the UFO situation at Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, his books, his investigations into famous UFO cases such as the Barney and Betty Hill abduction story, his recent appearances on Larry King Live and Coast To Coast A.M. and other topics. Brian Seech called in and asked some excellent questions to Stanton and won an autographed copy of Stanton's book on Barney and Betty Hill. Bill Green and myself won a Lloyd Auerbach book and a CD from Shane Spiel. It was the best show that has been produced from Beyond The Edge Radio since its debut, and what a wonderful show. Of course, Scott Hackenslash came along at the start with his Horror Movie Reviews, tonight with a review of the new horror flick Thirty Days of Night and a promised review of Beowulf next week. Next week in the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday show, Sean and Eric's guests will be Paranormal Investigators Brian and Terrie Seech, next Friday 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.

    Anomalous Stories

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    Mystery creature in Baker County not monkey or Bigfoot - likely ...
    Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville,FL,USA
    A Bigfoot research commission also called Holmes to ask about the creature. Holmes told the Times-Union Friday afternoon that it's interesting how these ...
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    Venable: We enjoy getting the bird
    Knoxville News Sentinel - Knoxville,TN,USA
    When I was writing last Tuesday's column about alleged Bigfoot sightings in Tennessee, I didn't realize there was an oh-fish-yul Web site right here in our ...
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    Canadian Tire big box blasted as "ecological bigfoot"
    Georgia Straight - Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada
    David Cadman lambasted the project as an "ecological bigfoot". Brent Toderian, the city's planning director, has recommended approval of Canadian Tire's ...
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    A tribute to the teat
    HeraldNet - Everett,WA,USA
    Officials say it could be an orangutan, but they haven't ruled out Bigfoot. Or it could be that the hunter's target is smarter than the average bear and ...
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    The! Biggest! News! of! the! Day! - Not Garmin and NAVTEQ ...
    Schaeffers Research - Cincinnati,OH,USA
    Others are seriously investigating whether it was a 'baby Bigfoot'"... If you live in Baker County, please be aware of this - there could a large squirrel ...
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    Strange Wilderness Poster
    CanMag - Brea,CA,USA
    To boost its ratings, the flock pictured below goes on a hunt for Bigfoot. Strange Wilderness opens to theaters on February 1st, 2008.
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    A 110 million-year-old plant eating dinosaur with a mouth made for vacuuming up plant matter has been unearthed in the Sahara Desert and named Nigersaurus taqueti in honor of the country in which it was found and French paleontologist Philippe Taquet. And from Cryptomundo, another dinosaur find, but this time from "the dungeon": Doctoral Pupil & Darren Discover Dino, with photos.

    Recent film of an unknown creature or creatures in a volcanic lake on the border of the People's Republic of China and North Korea has supposedly been explained by 77-year-old Kim Li-tae, who claims to be one of the researchers who released nine trout into Tianchi Lake in 1960. Could these trout have "mutated" to the form seen in the recent film? With photo.

    Cryptomundo Stories

    Doctoral Pupil & Darren Discover Dino

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 16th, 2007

    Taylor Bone

    What’s in your basement? This is an amazing find. Hopefully, a company will make a replica of Xenoposeidon proneneukos for Darren Naish to add to his personal sauropod collection someday. Photos.

    Investigate Further: Doctoral Pupil & Darren Discover Dino »

    Kangaroo Kryptid Too?

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 16th, 2007

    If the reportedly casual appearance of a reddish orangutan seen in trees in Baker County wasn’t enough excitement in Florida, now there are reports of another kind of crypid.

    Investigate Further: Kangaroo Kryptid Too? »

    Replica Cryptia: Okapis

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 16th, 2007

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    This prehistoric relative of the giraffe is one of the first “darlings of cryptozoology.” Many photos.

    Investigate Further: Replica Cryptia: Okapis »

    No Mystery In These Photos

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 15th, 2007

    I’ve been getting inquiries about the identification of two objects in some recent photographs. Here are the answers.

    Investigate Further: No Mystery In These Photos »

    “Bigfooters” Know-It-Alls During Ape Investigations

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 15th, 2007

    The unfolding story of the sightings and examination of “orangutan sightings” in Florida has taken a new twist. Apparently at least one self-proclaimed “Bigfoot investigator” from an unidentified “Bigfoot research group” is messing with the local authorities in Florida.

    Investigate Further: “Bigfooters” Know-It-Alls During Ape Investigations »

    Sasquatch Anatomy

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 15th, 2007

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    A new article about Professor Jeff Meldrum’s investigations can be found in the December 2007 issue of Scientific American Magazine.

    Investigate Further: Sasquatch Anatomy »


    Full Schedule of Bigfoot shows starting in January

    Sunday night-The Sasquatch Experience, hosted by Sean Forker, Henry May and James Baker, 9:00 EST/8:00 Central, on Blog Talk Radio (The link is to the right)
    Monday night-Squatch Detective Radio, hosted by Steve Kulls and Billy Willard, 9:00 EST/8:00 Central, on Blog Talk Radio (The link is to the right)
    Tuesday night-Bigfoot Central, hosted by M.K. Davis and Don Monroe, 8:00 EST/7:00 Central (The Link is to the right)
    Wednesday night-Let's Talk Bigfoot, hosted by Melissa Hovey and Teresa Hall, 10:00 EST/9:00 Central (The link is to the right)
    Wednesday night-Bigfoot Live, hosted by Tom Biscardi, 10:00 EST/9:00 Central (Link is www.gstreaming.comnew window )
    Thursday night-The Sasquatch Triangle, hosted by Don Keating, 9:00 EST/8:00 Central (The link is to the right)
    Thursday night-The AARF Show, hosted by Robert W.Morgan, 10:00 EST/9:00 Central (The Link is to the right)
    Friday night-Bigfoot Chat with Indy and Robin, hosted by Steve "Indy" Pickett and his wife Robin, 10:00 EST/9:00 Central
    (The link is to the right)

    Editorial: Bigfoot Radio comes full-circle

    In around 1999 or 2000, the website Artist First based out of Alliance, Ohio started a program called Bigfoot Central, which had the best guests in the Bigfoot field. Field researchers, authors, newsletter organizers, armchair researchers and even the old-timers of the field graced the microphones of the fledgling show. Various hosts passed through the portals of the show-Robert W. Morgan, Loren Coleman, D.L. Tanner and most recently M.K. Davis and Don Monroe. Unfortunately, it all ended in March of 2006 under mysterious circumstances which are still not quite understood to this day, and that began a Bigfoot show revolution on the Internet, more particularly at Blog Talk Radio, where there are no less than 6 shows devoted to the subject which air almost every night of the week, and one on Talkshoe. Well, it has now all come full-circle, with the return of Bigfoot Central this last Tuesday night with hosts M.K. Davis and Don Monroe, who promise that when the show begins in earnest in January 2008, they will once again continue the tradition of excellence in Bigfoot broadcasting with great guests and great topics, and I for one want to thank one man for his initiative to bring the show back, and that is my best friend in the Bigfoot field Mr. Sean Forker. It was his e-mail campaign that inspired the return of the show to the airwaves, and what a great thing he did for the Bigfoot Community. The show promises to be one of the best out there, and I believe it will be. Special mention should most definitely go to the producers at the station, Tony Kay and Scott "Z-Man" Zelesko who heard the cries of the public and responded in kind. With the return of this show, it means there will be a Bigfoot show airing almost every night of the week, so welcome back, Bigfoot Central, and EXCELSIOR!!!!!!

    Thursday, November 15, 2007

    Article by Daniel Perez



    Insights: Bigfoot Anatomy; December 2007; Scientific American Magazine; by Marguerite Holloway; 2 Page(s)
    One overcast Sunday morning in 1996, Jeffrey Meldrum and his brother drove to Walla Walla, Wash., to see if they could find Paul Freeman, a man renowned in Bigfoot circles as a source of footprint casts. Meldrum--who has followed Bigfoot lore since he was a boy--had heard that Freeman was a hoaxer, "so I was very dubious," he recalls. The brothers arrived unannounced, Meldrum says, and chatted with Freeman about his collection. Freeman said he had found tracks just that morning, but they were not good, not worth casting. The brothers wanted to see them regardless. "I thought we could use this to study the anatomy of a hoax," Meldrum says. Instead Meldrum's visit to a ridge in the Blue Mountains set him firmly on a quest he has been on since.
    Meldrum, an associate professor of anatomy and anthropology at Idaho State University, is an expert on foot morphology and locomotion in monkeys, apes and hominids. He has studied the evolution of bipedalism and edited From Biped to Strider (Springer, 2004), a well-respected textbook. He brought his anatomical expertise to the site outside Walla Walla. The 14-inch-long prints Freeman showed him were interesting, Meldrum says, because some turned out at a 45-degree angle, suggesting that whatever made them had looked back over its shoulder. Some showed skin whorls, some were flat with distinct anatomical detail, others were of running feet-imprints of the front part of the foot only, of toes gripping the mud. Meldrum made casts and decided it would be hard to hoax the running footprints, "unless you had some device, some cable-loaded flexible toes."

    Article by Daniel Perez

    Help Sought

    Bigfoot Times subscriber, Mr. Gary Mangiacopra, 7 Arlmont Street, Milford, Connecticut 06461 (203) 874-2275 needs your help. Noted Gary in a postal letter (he does not have e-mail) to me, dated October 16, 2007: "I am working on a biography on Ivan T. Sanderson, and I am trying to obtain from private researchers an copies of correspondence hat they may have received from him, regardless of whatever subject it may have been. And, importantly, anyone who had actually met Sanderson when he was alive, as I am trying to get anyone who had met him to write down their experiences with him, even if it was just once in their lives." Mr. Mangiacopra is also looking for anyone who attended any of the now defunct International Society of Cryptozoology conferences, as Gary would like to get any audio or audio visual tapes and pictures from those conferences. His contact information is noted above. If you can help, get in touch with him. His latest is Does Champ Exist? Published just recently by Coachwhip Publications in Landisville, Pennsylvania or go to
    Doughnut trap is set for `Baby Bigfoot'

    (AP) -- State wildlife officials are hoping doughnuts will lure an orangutan into the open in this town near Jacksonville.

    Residents have reported seeing a ''big orange ball of fur,'' said Karen Parker, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

    Wildlife officers can't confirm the furball is actually a large primate, though a Baker County animal control officer claimed she saw an orange-colored ape ''much larger than a spider monkey'' sitting in a tree. Some residents speculate it may only be a squirrel. Others think it may be a ``baby Bigfoot.''

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    However, it is only in the most arboreal great ape, the orangutan, that hip extension in bipedalism overlaps that seen in humans, at 180° to 215°. ...
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    Science Magazine (subscription) - USA
    But no known ape--fossil or extant--possesses the postcranial features associated with human-like bipedalism, and to anticipate that any number of years of ...
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    Baby Bobobo Makes 2
    NBC - San Diego,CA,USA
    SAN DIEGO -- Zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo's nursery now have a second infant of the world's most critically endangered great ape species to care for. ...
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    Download/Listen Link for the return of Bigfoot Central

    Click here to check out the Preview Show (Aired 11-13-07)

    Beyond The Edge Radio Tonight...

    Sean and Eric will have pioneering UFO researcher Stanton Friedman as their guest starting at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at the link to the right. As always, we do encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

    Review: Sasquatch Triangle 11-15-07

    This was a wonderful show, with guest Richard J. LaMonica discussing his research in the Buckeye State, as well as the audio recording he got of what is known as The Ohio Talker which sounds very similar to Native American dialect. They also discussed a couple of audio recordings taken by Don and Phillip Brocco which were also played on the air, as was the LaMonica recording. Many questions were fielded from the chatroom as well. It was a great show, but will be the last Thursday night show till early-January, as Don is taking a short break till then. However, The other SQuatchMEDIA productions will carry on, The Sasquatch Experience on Sunday nights at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central and Beyond The Edge Radio Friday nights at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central, and we are holding the chair open for Don till his return. Until then, the other SQuatchMEDIA shows will continue to air. Please continue to tune in and support great research.

    Review: Monsterquest 11-14-07

    This episode took us to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico in search of the Giant Squid. Apparently the native Pangueros have had a fear of what they call the El Domonio Rojo, the Red Devil, also known as the Humboldt Squid, which can get as big as a school bus. It is thought to be a man-killer. Richard Ellis is interviewed on the show, as well as researchers Scott Cassell and Roger Hanlon of the Marine Biological Laboratory. Cassell shares an experience in which a 5-foot long Humboldt Squid pulled his shoulder out of its socket, and he also ruptured his right eardrum. Doug Hajicek hopes to put a camera down in the depths of the sea to film one of the giant squid. The giant squid may be the inspiration for the legendary Kraken as well. Ellis dismisses quite a few of the attack stories as far as the Kraken taking sailors off the decks of ships or pulling people off shore. Jeff Zernov of Nature Vision, Incorporated is rather skeptical of the cameras working to get a giant squid on film. Dale Pearson is interviewed as well as the lead diver of the team. All in all, a wonderful episode of this new series. Next week, the subject is giant birds, Known as Birdzilla. The show begins at 10:00 EST/9:00 Central on the History Channel, so check your local listings for time and channel.
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    Bill Green's Review of Bigfooting In Oklahoma

    hey researchers i just finished watching bigfooting in oklahoma documentary omg its wonderful its like a sequel to bigfootville if not better . jmichael & ester did a wonderful job putting this new documentary dvd together. alot eyewiitnesses testimonys & possible sasquatch evidence in this new documentary. i give this new documentary A+++++ . yes this new documentary dvd is definetly worth it for any sasquatch-bigfoot-cryptozoology researchers dvd library. its available to order on good afternoon bill green smile.gif
    Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) are trying to capture what they believe is an orangutan in the woods of Baker County. With video. Also, Baker Sightings Have Residents Talking Bigfoot.

    Part of the explanation for genetic activity in the human body is due to ancient man's experience with invading organisms, according to new reports. Did ancient retroviruses insert DNA into the genes of man's primate ancestors millions of years ago?

    Shunka Warak’in Taxidermy Specimen Found!

    Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 15th, 2007

    Shunka Warakin

    This is remarkable news. The cryptid canine has been re-located and will be returning home after 121 years. Perhaps DNA testing will soon follow, and a solution to the mystery will be forthcoming. Images.

    Investigate Further: Shunka Warak’in Taxidermy Specimen Found! »

    Continuing the dissection of a Bigfoot hoaxing plot and the personalities taking part in this counterproductive enterprise.

    Review: Let's Talk Bigfoot 11-14-07

    This was a wonderful show, with guests Monica Rawlins, Kathy and Bob Strain, Brian Brown, John Witherspoon and Jerry Reidel, who discussed their impressions of the 2006 and 2007 Skookum Meadows expeditions (the 2006 expedition will be the focus of the upcoming episode of Monsterquest November 28th), as well as about the Jacobs Photos, the recent TBRC Conference (which a majority of the panel attended) and their impression of that event. Several questions came in from the chat as well. It was a fun, relaxed show, full of great laughs. The next show will be next Wednesday at 10:00 EST/9:00 Central with Billy Willard of Sasquatch Watch of Virginia, and the link can be found to the right. As always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

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    Sasquatch Triangle Tonight...

    Don will have Rich LaMonica, a local Ohio researcher known for his recording the Ohio Talker. Don has also promised a bombshell announcement of some sort. The show begins at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at the link to the right. As always, we do encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

    Review: The XZone 11-14-07

    I was the guest for this hour, in which I discussed a bit about the Monsterquest show in which the alleged DNA was collected, as well as a little bit about the old chestnut the P/G Movie (Rob asked me about it, so I responded). I was asked about what would be required as far as scientific study and equipment to be used, and I responded that it needs more forensics study. Tom Lancaster called in and discussed the matter of lack of funding when it comes to this field, and Billy Willard also called in and gave his opinion on how this hunt should be about Bigfoot, not personalities. It was a wonderful show, full of great info, and I enjoyed myself. Rob is ever the gentleman host.

    Snake hunt
    Devon 24 - UK
    They will also be looking for the Didi, a Bigfoot-type creature, and the Water Tiger, famed across South America for its ferocity. ...
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    Small towns and tall pines of East Texas sometimes hide fugitives
    Houston Chronicle - United States
    If they were, count the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy among those impressed with the Murphey's choice. Eighty percent of sasquatch sightings the group ...
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