Saturday, July 26, 2008

3 Shows Tomorrow...

First, on HBM's Crypto-Corner, I will be interviewing my co-host, the one and only Bill Green, beginning at 5:00 EST/4:00 Central at HBM's Crypto-Corner, Sunday afternoons at 5:00 EST/4:00 Central


Then, on The Bigfoot Mystery...

Hello Everyone,
Come join you hosts Darin Richardson, Janice Carter, and Henry May while they cover the globe with the latest investigations, research, interviews, live discussions, and ground breaking news of this mystery, Bigfoot....Your hosts will be joined by Pat Rance and Jim (Dixie Banshee) as they relate some of their amazing stories. Plus, Darin will have an announcement about the release of his non-fiction book. The call-in number is 1-646-716-7496. It is a 90 minute show. Please remember: no bashing. That's not what the show is about. Thank you.
When: Sunday, July 27, 2008, 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern

Finally, on the Sasquatch Experience, Sean and the crew interview Mike Rugg of the Bigfoot Discovery Project and Museum starting at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at
The Sasquatch Experience, Sunday Nights at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central

And as always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

Stratton Thrush: A New Hybrid Bird?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 26th, 2008

bith-018.JPG The Vermont Center Of Ecostudies files a new report, which could have implications for other studies of hybrids in high-elevation bird populations. Images.

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Two berry picking women spotted a tall, lanky, hairy humanoid and ran to tell others. Footprints were then found, large footprints with six toes. Casts were made of the prints. The incident took place Tuesday in Kenora, Ontario, Canada. With photo. At Cryptomundo, there's more on this report, including representative drawings, in New Ontario Sasquatch Track Find, and there's more on the July 2, 2000, Bigfoot encounter near the Oregon Caves in New Video: Matt Johnson's Bigfoot Encounter.

A recent sighting of Okanagan Lake's Ogopogo, a supposedly serpent-like monster, has led to the disclosure that five reported sightings of the creature have been made since April of this year. And there's more information in Ogopogo Sightings on the Rise. Is 2008 the year Ogopogo discloses itself? Meanwhile, in Vermont, a sighting of another kind led to a capture which led to a declaration of a Hybrid-bird Sighting (that) Ruffles Feathers.

Undeniably And Reliably Dead?

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Search For Bigfoot: Prints of a Fellow? from Time Magazine's "Exploring the Unexplained"

"I'm sure that they exist," said Jane Goodall, one of the world's leading primatologists, about the giant ape known as "Bigfoot" in 2002. Surprised? Yes, Bigfoot, the oversized, shaggy-haired primate whose natural habitat long seemed to be the pages of supermarket tabloids and late-night TV schlockumentaries, is attracting something other than dismissive sneers from the academic community. Goodall is one of a growing chorus of respected scientists who say the matter is worth serious study. George Schaller, director of science at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Conservation International primatologist Russell Mittermier (who has discovered five new species of primates in the past 10 years) are among numerous scientists who have called for more investigation into the existence of Bigfoot. Why? Zoologists point to the raft of species once believed mythical or extinct whose existence has been confirmed in modern times: the giant squid, mountain gorilla, giant panda, okapi, coelacanth and (we hope) ivory-billed woodpecker. The "living fossil" squirrel, once known only through remains, was found thriving in Laos in March 2006. Then there's the specific evidence. Almost every known group of Native American languages contains a word for a giant ape, while archaelogical digs in the U.S. West have uncovered rock carvings of a large primate-especially fascinating since science is unaware of any large monkeys being native to North America. How could so many different cultures, most of which had no contact with one another, have independently imagined a similar unusual critter? There are recorded sightings of Bigfoot going back to the 1820s, with more than 2,500 reports since 1900. And more recently, there have been some intriguing forensic clues. The best of them is the Skookum Cast, a plaster imprint of the impression left by a large animal in a muddy Mount St. Helens meadow in 2000. When amateur Bigfoot seekers who had baited the area with a pile of fruit returned, they found that whatever had taken their stash had a large forearm, a hairy thigh, protruding buttocks and what may be an Achilles tendon. Skeptics say that if the cast is a forgery, it was done by experts. Now for the bad news. Some of the most familiar evidence for the big fellow's existence is false. In 2003 the adult children of Ray Wallace, whose 1958 "discovery" of footprints apparently left by an enormous ape in Washington State made headlines, revealed that it had all been a prank hatched by their late father. In 2004, Bob Heironimus, a retired Pepsi bottler, claimed to have climbed into a giant gorilla costume to make the famed movie at left; others involved with this film still maintain that it is real. Skeptics also point to the "habeas corpus" test: no one has ever found the remains (contemporary or fossilized) of such a creature, even though fossils turn up regularly for mammoths, dinosaurs and other creatures that disappeared from North America eons ago. Even so, Schaller-who remains unconvinced but is also unwilling to write off Bigfoot's existence-says, "There have been so many sightings over the years. Even if you throw out 95% of them, there ought to be some explanation for the rest. The same goes for some of these tracks. I think a hard-eyed look is absolutely essential."

The Search For The Yeti: Abominable Snow Job? from Time Magazine's "Exploring the Unexplained"

When Alexander the Great invaded India in 326 B.C., he was intrigued by tales of a local ape that was taller than a man, had no tail and walked upright. Alexander commanded that one be brought before him but was told the animals lived only near the tops of remote mountains. Four centuries later, the Roman historian Pliny the Elder wrote of "creatures...with human-like bodies (that) can run on both four feet and two," that lived "in the mountains...east of India." The peoples of Asia have long believed in a beast more human than any other animal yet still wild. The creature has many names; he is the nyalmo in northern India, the chemo in Nepal, the yeti in Tibet, the yeren in China, the almas in Mongolia, the mawa in Malaysia. All the names, most of which incorporate words meaning man, wild, mountain or snow, describe a 7-to-10-ft.-tall primate, covered head to foot with shaggy hair, walking erect, living in remote regions (usually at high altitudea), shy of human contact but dangerous if cornered or provoked. The most common signs of the yeti are his large footprints, left in snow or mud, and his piercing call-unnerving, mournful shrieks, usually heard at night, that carry across great distances, even in blizzards. Natives say the yeti devours yaks and sheep, which are sometimes found torn to pieces. Stories of supposed yeti harm to humans are often attempts to account for the unexplained disappearance of herdsmen, sans evidence. For Western explorers, the search for the yeti offers a chance to make reputations, either through confirming the stories (by killing or capturing one of the creatures) or disproving them. Sir Edmund Hillary, the New Zealander who first conquered Mount Everest in 1953, returned to the Himalayas in 1960, resolved to demystify the monster. After a fruitless 10-month hunt, he concluded that it was all "a fascinating fairy tale, born of the rare and frightening view of strange animals, molded by superstition, and enthusiastically nurtured by western expeditions." In the 1980s, Johns Hopkins University researcher Daniel Taylor-Ide ascribed most sightings and other evidence to a large species to a large species of indigenous bear. In the year 2000, ace Alpine mountaineer Reihold Messner also pronounced, after a years-long inquiry, that the yeti was ursine, rather than simian. Amid the fray, locals remain calm. In 1961, when French scholars told Himalayan village elder Khunjo Chumbi they believed the yeti was a hoax, he replied, "In Nepal we have neither giraffes nor kangaroos, so we know nothing about them. In France, there are no yetis, so I sympathize with your ignorance."

Bill Green's Review of the X-Files: I Want To Believe Movie

i finaly saw the x-files : do i want to believe the second sequel to the famous sci fi serie in my local theatre today, it has comedy sci fi scenes action religion basic awesome movie. A+++ thanks bill smile.gif

Review: Beyond The Edge Radio 7-25-08

This was a terrific show, with Fortean author/investigator Nick Redfern, who discussed his research into such things as Bigfoot, Big Cats, UFOs, Aliens and other mystery animals, in England and the US. Several folks called in, such as myself, Steve Kulls and Bill Green, and we all asked various questions (Steve asked about the unidentified flying humanoids phenomenon, I asked about Big Cats and the Black Beast of Exmoor and Bill asked about Nick's book projects). There were several questions from the chat as well, which were answered pretty greatly. Next week, The Paranormal Party of the Summer continues with Demon Hunter John Zaffis, beginning at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central atBeyond The Edge Radio, Friday Nights at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central

You can also download past episodes there, as well as subscribe via iTunes. And as always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

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Beckjord Alive?

Has Beckjord Pulled Off A Hoax?
What’s going on? Is EB having his one “Last Laugh”?

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Posted by: Loren Coleman, PWM, on July 25th, 2008.

Bill GreenBigfoot Researcher. - Home

You can check that out in the Menu Bar - Under "My Sighting". Enjoy the website... and Please Keep in Touch! -Bill Green Connecticut Bigfoot Researcher ... - 4k - Cached - Similar pages


I was trying to get a special guest for this Sunday's HBM's Crypto-Corner, which was supposed to be Peter Byrne, but it turns out he has plans for the weekend, so I am going to give our listeners a special treat-an interview with my co-host, Mr. Bill Green, beginning at 5:00 EST/4:00 Central at HBM's Crypto-Corner, Sunday afternoons at 5:00 EST/4:00 Central And as always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

Erik Beckjord, 69, Has Died

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 25th, 2008

ebness1.jpgThe “Bad Boy of Bigfootry” has lost his fight with cancer. Considering that Erik Beckjord impulsively communicated at all hours of the day and night, it is ironic to learn that he died over a month ago. Images.

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Greater Bamboo Lemur Discovery

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 25th, 2008

bamboo_lemur_cibody.JPGScientists have confirmed the existence of a previously unknown population of Greater bamboo lemurs in Madagascar more than 400 kilometres from the only other place where the Critically Endangered species is known to live, greatly raising hopes for its survival.

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Loved To Tell Bigfoot Stories

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 25th, 2008

20080723090751_medium.jpgDoes anyone know more about Charles Perkins and what he said about Bigfoot?

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35 Years Ago: Maine’s “Gorilla”

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 25th, 2008

The exact description of the “ape” was that it was a little over five feet tall, with a shaggy, black coat, and weighing about 350 pounds. Here is a summary of what was seen, by whom, and exactly where.

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Bay City Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 24th, 2008

A new video allegedly taken near Bay City, Michigan.

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Love Letter to Cryptomundo

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 24th, 2008

“Cryptomudo” (sic) through the eyes of some gentlemen from Georgia. Latest video.

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Latest on Bigfoot Body

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 24th, 2008

There is a new “news item,” which is peppered with words like “purportedly,” “reportedly,” “possibly,” “perhaps,” “not yet disclosed,” and “according,” about the Georgia carcass.

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New Manta Ray Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 24th, 2008

earay124.jpgThe two species of manta have overlapping distributions and prior to this latest research they were thought to be one and the same kind. Images.

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Jon-Erik Beckjord - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jon-Erik Beckjord is a San Francisco-based paranormal investigator and photographer known for his far-reaching ideas regarding such phenomena as UFOs, ... - 55k - Cached - Similar pages
Erik Beckjord, a paranormal investigator who tried to share his theories at his UFO, Bigfoot and Loch Ness Monster Museum in North Beach, California has died at age 69.  Mr. Beckjord, who had prostate cancer, died June 22 near his home in Lafayette, where he was caretaker of the Crosses of Lafayette, a monument dedicated to the more than 4,000 American troops who have died in the war in Iraq. 
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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Beyond The Edge Radio Tomorrow...

Join hosts Sean Forker and Eric Altman this Friday night, July 25, 2008 as we welcome Fortean author and investigator Nick Redfern to Beyond The Edge Radio.

About Nick:

Nick was born in 1964 in the United Kingdom . He attended Pelsall Comprehensive School , Pelsall, Westmidlands , England from 1976 to 1981. In 1982, he was employed as a staff writer for Zero - a British Magazine on rock music and fashion. From 1984 to 2001, Nick worked as a freelance feature/journalist for several Bristish Newspapers. From 1996 to 2001 he worked as a freelance journalist for several magazines in Britan including The Unopened files, The XFactor, UFO magazine and Alien Encounters. In 1997, Nick began writing books on Fortean subjects. Those publications include , A Covert Agenda, The British Government's UFO Top Secrets Exposed, The FBI Files: The FBI's UFO Top Secrets Exposed, Cosmic Crashes, The Incredible Story of the UFO's that Fell to Earth. In 2001 to present, Nick has run the U.S. Office of the British-based Center for Fortean Zoology which is dedicated to investigating mysterious animals such as Bigfoot, Lake Monsters , The Yeti and the Loch Ness Monster. He continued writing books such as Strange Secrets: Real Government Files on the Unknown, Three Men Seeking Monsters, Body Snatchers in the Desert, On the Trail of the Saucer Spies, Celebrity Secrets, Man Monkey and Memoirs of a Monster Hunter. Nick has a new book in the works which is due to be released entitled There is something in the woods.

Nick has undertaken freelance research in a consultant capacity to the world of entertainment since 2001. He has worked as a consultant to various TV production companies, including (a) Mentorn TV of Britain; (b) Red Star Films of Canada; and (c) the United States’ Sci-Fi Channel.

Nick worked for 12 months as the co-editor of the newsstand magazine Phenomena. He has had widespread experience of editing articles for length, clarity, grammar and punctuation to the high levels required for, and expected by, newsstand publications. He has also ghostwritten and edited a number of published books for authors.

He has also worked full-time as a consultant to several authors, conducting research on their behalf.

Nick has appeared on more than 60 TV shows to promote his books and his research. In the late summer of 2004 he traveled to Puerto Rico for two weeks with a film team from the Sci-Fi Channel’s series, Proof Positive, to make a documentary about the Chupacabras. He appeared on the MSNBC show Countdown with Keith Olbermann on February 9, 2005. He also traveled to Puerto Rico in September 2005 to make a show about the Chupacabras for Canada’s Space Channel. He has lectured at a variety of conferences, including the Laughlin UFO Congress (in 1998 and 2001); the Mutual UFO Network Conference in 2004; the Aztec UFO Conference in 2003; the Texas Bigfoot Research Conference in 2004; at numerous events for the British-based UFO Magazine between 1997 and 2000 (now closed); and at the UFO Crash Retrieval Conference in Las Vegas (in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006).

It's sure to be another hot Friday night during the Paranormal Party of the Summer as Sean and Eric welcome Nick Redfern to Beyond The Edge Radio.

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Review: The Sasquatch Triangle 7-24-08

This was a terrific show, with guests Terry and Treba Jahn, who discussed their research and encounters in Salt Fork State Park as well as in other areas in Ohio, researching with Don Keating, Mike Feltner, Scott and Dustin Albaugh and other Buckeye State researchers. Several folks called in, including Don's wife Missey, Mike Feltner, Scott Albaugh,Thomas and a lady named Sharon from Ohio, along with myself. There were several questions asked in the chat as well, all great. Next week, Don welcomes Sean Forker as his guest beginning at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at The Sasquatch Triangle, Now On

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American Bigfoot Society Clearinghouse: Editorial: Bigfoot on film: asset or liability?