Saturday, August 09, 2008

3 Shows Tomorrow...

First, on HBM's Crypto-Corner, if Bill does not have bad storms in his area, we will discuss Bigfoot and Cryptozoology books, beginning at 2:00 EST/1:00 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 again talking to Pat Rance, Jim, and Coonbo. It is a 90 minute show. The call in number is 1-646-716-7496. Please remember: no bashing. That's now what the show is about.
When: Sunday, August 10, 2008, 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern
Don't forget Darin's book, "Bigfoot and I: A Personal Journey into the World of Sasquatch" available on

Then, finally, on The Sasquatch Experience, Sean, Melissa and James will discuss Bigfoot Evidence, beginning 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.

Bibliography of Recommended Bigfoot Books


Bayanov, Dmitri-In the Footsteps of the Russian Snowman, 1996, CryptoLogos Publishers ISBN-5-900229-18-1

Bayanov, Dmitri-America's Bigfoot: Fact, Not Fiction, 1997, CryptoLogos Publishers ISBN-5-900229-22-X

Bayanov, Dmitri-Bigfoot Research: The Russian Vision, 2007, CryptoLogos Publishers, ISBN-978-5-900229-36-2

Bord, Janet and Colin-Bigfoot Casebook Updated: Sightings And Encounters from 1818 to 2004, 2006, Pine Winds Press ISBN-0-937663-10-7

Byrne, Peter-The Search For Bigfoot: Monster, Myth or Man, 1975, Acropolis Books ISBN-0-87491-159-1

Green, John-Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us, 1978/1981/2006, Hancock House ISBN- 0-88839-123-4

Keating, Don-The History of Bigfoot... at Salt Fork State Park (E-Book), 2008, Independent Publisher

Krantz, Grover-Bigfoot Sasquatch Evidence, 1999, Hancock House ISBN-0-88839-447-0

Meldrum, Jeffrey-Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, 2006, Doherty and Associates ISBN-978-0-765-31216-7

Morgan, Robert W.-Soul Snatchers: A Quest For True Human Beings, 2008, Pine Winds Press ISBN-978-0-937663-14-1

Murphy, Christopher L.-The Bigfoot Film Journal (E-Book), 2008, Hancock House ISBN-0-88839-659-7

Murphy, Christopher L.-Know The Sasquatch/Bigfoot, 2009, Hancock House ISBN-978-0-88839-657-0 (Title Not Yet Released; Bibliographer got to read it months ahead of time thanks to author's generosity)

Patterson, Roger/Murphy, Christopher L.-Bigfoot Film Controversy

The Original Roger Patterson book: Do Abominable Snowmen of America Really Exist?, 2005, Hancock House ISBN-0-88839-581-7

Powell, Thom-Locals (The)

A Contemporary Investigation of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch Phenomenon, 2003, Hancock House ISBN-0-88839-552-3

Pyle, Robert Michael-Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing The Dark Divide, 1995, Houghton Mifflin ISBN-0-395-44114-5

Wolford, Sali Sheppard-Valley of The Skookum, 2006, Pine Winds Press ISBN-13-9780-937663-11-0

Part 2

1. What keeps you interested in this field?
I am sure that my interest is kept alive for the same reason as that of others - the prospect of finding out something new, and especially something that will lead directly to resolving the sasquatch issue. Historical information forms the basis for research on any subject, and with the internet, computers and scanners, it is possible to do meaningful research right in your own living room. When one has the necessary resources and the time, such work is highly rewarding.
2. Meet the Sasquatch was a big hit, how do you plan on topping that book, and what lies next for Chris Murphy?
Meet the Sasquatch was aimed at presenting the reasonably firm physical evidence we have that supports the existence of sasquatch. Other than a brief overview of the "sasquatch classics" the work does not present sightings and other sasquatch-related eyewitness evidence. The next step is to address this evidence.
3. What is your opinion of the Skookum Cast?
When I first met Penny Birnam, the artist who made the sasquatch heads for my Vancouver Museum exhibit, I naturally spent some time with her talking about the sasquatch. Penny is a genuine animal lover who has intently studied and depicted animals in her wonderful art for a good part of her life. When we came to the story of the Skookum Cast, I explained the whole situation, using Pete Travers' illustrations. Some weeks later, when visiting Penny at her place, the Skookum Cast came up in our conversation. She looked directly at me with a little smile on her face and twinkle in her eyes. She gave a little laugh and said, "He fooled you, didn't he. You thought he would walk right into that mud and leave footprints, but he didn't. He sat down on the edge of the mud and reached in and took the apples." Now, it was sort of the way she said this that gave me the feeling that she not only believed in the cast, but also (and more importantly) that she fully understood something of the nature of the creature that left the prints. In other words, it did what she would have expected it to do. This little incident highly increased my belief in the cast.
4. What impression has the Skookum Cast left on you?
Because I know Rick Noll, and have a lot of confidence in what he says and does, I think the cast is second only to the Patterson/Gimlin film in importance as to sasquatch-related evidence. Knowing people who are directly involved in incidents of this nature has a great bearing on the impression one gets. After meeting Bob Gimlin for the first time in 2003, and spending some time with him, I became highly convinced that the film is genuine. For certain, if either the Skookum Cast or the film are not on the level, neither Rick or Bob were part of any hoax scenario. What is even more important is that if someone wanted to hoax something with either of these two around, I would rate his or her chances at near zero.
5. Of all of the Sasquatch supposedly caught on Film, which Films to you deem authentic?
The Patterson/Gimlin film is certainly the most credible of any films. A close second is the Freeman film, especially since Doug Hajicek did his research (it appears the creature reaches down and picks up a young one). If people (researchers) did not know that Paul Freeman took this film, it would have received much more attention. Freeman admittedly took some "liberties" with regard to sasquatch evidence, so his credibility has suffered. All I am fully aware of is the hair sample fiasco in which he submitted a doll's hair for analysis. I am told, however, that he did this in dire desperation. He had apparently submitted several hairs but got no reply, so he submitted the doll's hair to see what would happen. Naturally, it was found to be a synthetic hair and the results were publicized. Nevertheless, given the credibility Freeman enjoyed (and continues to enjoy) with Drs. Krantz, Meldrum and Fahrenbach, perhaps his film should be given more consideration. (I will mention here that I received an astounding vote of confidence in Freeman from a reader who personally knew him and worked with him. It has made me think much more about the credibility Freeman's material.)
6. What is the most “far out” explanation you have heard on the existence of Sasquatch?
I hope you are ready for this. The most "far out" is the theory that the sasquatch is the Biblical Cain doomed to wander the earth. As we all know, Cain murdered his brother, Able, and as a result God condemed him to wander the earth, "A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth" (Genesis, IV, 12). Now, the Lord put a "mark" on Cain, which according to one theory may have been "an expression of countenance by which he was rendered an object of pity and contempt to all who saw him." The "mark" also served as some kind of a warning that Cain was not to be harmed. One might stretch this to assuming that he could not be killed. (Aside: Although many people don't put a lot of stock in the Old Testament, it is odd that nobody, in my experience, has the first name, "Cain".) Anyway, the theory kind of falls apart because there are sightings of female sasquatch, plus more than one sasquatch at the same time. I suppose we can again stretch things and say the condemnation extended to Cain and all of his descendants. Certainly, that would result in a lot of sasquatch wandering around.

7. Sasquatch or Bigfoot? Which one do you prefer and why?
Personally, I wish the word "bigfoot" would not have been assigned to the creature. It is a poor word in many ways, especially in writing - it does not have a sensible plural ("bigfeet" is silly and "bigfoots" is even worse). I have got around this by proclaiming that the word is both singular and plural (like the word deer or fish). To be consistent, I have made the same proclamation with the word "sasquatch," which I definitely prefer because it has some connection to a First Nations' word for the creature. I have, incidentally, got into all sorts of discussion on whether or not both words should be spelt with a capital letter. Neither word is in Webster's dictionary (least not the version I have), but the word yeti is, and it is NOT spelt with a capital letter.

8. What do you consider your biggest contribution to this field?
In a nut-shell, getting all of the clearest frames from the Patterson/Gimlin film published in color in one (now two) books. Not only the close-ups, but also the full frames. Incidentally, although the quality of the close-up prints is very good in Meet the Sasquatch, I think it is better in The Bigfoot Film Controversy. Further, just so we all know, those prints were taken directly from the transparencies (like a negative) used to create the Cibachrome prints. They are therefore as close as one can get to the actual film frames. I simply lucked out here. I asked for the prints and was sent the transparencies (I did not know they existed, although I seem to recall seeing one of them and wondered what it was for.)

9. What advice would you give to the “new” researcher?
1. Always, always, always, carry a camera, buy one of those small ones (not a digital) and put it on your belt or in your purse. No matter where you go, always have a camera. (Note: A digital image is okay, but a real photograph is best in this sort of work.)
2. Get and read John Green's book, Sasquatch, The Apes Among Us (Hancock House Publishers). This is a "big read" so be prepared to spend some time on it. Also get Meet the Sasquatch, mainly for its pictorial value. This book has more pictures and illustrations that any book on the subject, and they are in color. Most of them are John Green's photos, are of his artifacts, or are related to his original research, so it ties in nicely with his book. (Note John Green and Tom Steenburg were associated with me in the preparation of this book.)
3. Attend sasquatch/bigfoot conferences at every opportunity. Meet the speakers - simply go over and talk to them. I have not met one who was not a very nice person.
4. If you have a lot of life responsibilities (young family, pressing career, and so forth) don't let the sasquatch become an obsession. I have mentioned that this can and has happened. Certainly, in many ways it has happened to me, but I don't have any responsibilities and am beyond the point of assuming any.
5. Your chances of having a sighting are best when you are riding in you car in remote or semi-remote areas. Always keep this in mind so that you are prepared if the creature appears. The main reason we have the Patterson/Gimlin film is because Roger Patterson was fully prepared for an encounter. Most people are not prepared and that is why we do not have more and perhaps better photographic evidence.

10. The Sasquatch Chronicle… Is this the working title of a new book you are working on, and if so, can you tell us anything about it?
Sasquatch sighting/incident reports form the "not tangible" side of sasquatch evidence. In other words they are what people say. They cannot be substantiated unless a photograph was taken or a cast made of a footprint. I have attempted to put all of the photographs and casts we have (i.e., available to me) on the table in Meet the Sasquatch. I did not include sighting reports in this work other than a few classics to sort of tie in some recent history.
I now wish to address the sightings/incident reports, and am doing so in a work titled The Sasquatch Chronicle. In my opinion, these type of reports are best presented in chronological order with each report having its own space. In other words, not a running commentary. Current Chronicle books (Chronicle of America, Chronicle of Canada and so forth) that are found in libraries show exactly what I am referring to. Furthermore, I believe sasquatch stories need to be reasonably illustrated, otherwise they have a tendency to sort of meld into each other.
Most of the stories I am providing are from newspaper or magazine reports. Those that were written prior to 1924, are exactly the same, or essentially the same as they were written. Those written in and after 1924 are re-writes for legal purposes. However, the newspaper report method is maintained. In other words, the article appears just like a newspaper article (again, the Chronicle books mentioned show the exact style).
Just when I will finish this work is not certain. It will not be anytime soon. I envision a full size book (8.5" x 11") in color, possibly 1,000 pages.

Interview Sean Forker and I conducted with Chris Murphy in 2006

1. What inspired you to become interested in the Sasquatch?
The short answer here (changing "what" to "who") is, Rene Dahinden. My son, Dan, was taking a course in anthropology, and wanted to do a presentation on the sasquatch. He found Rene's book in a local library and saw contact information at the back of the book. Rene lived in Richmond, just a few miles from where we lived. He called Rene and asked to interview him. Dan did not have a car, so I took him to Rene's place. Rene was a very personably, friendly, and colorful person. We went to see him again several times, and as a result, he and I became very good friends.
2. What was Rene Dahinden's biggest joy in the Sasquatch hunt?
The biggest joy to Rene was the same as it is to all sasquatch researchers - that at any moment he or someone else (preferably he) would solve the mystery. In other words, come up with firm proof that the creature exists. Remarkably, this situation is a bit like playing the slots at a casino. With every spin, you know you could hit the jackpot. The anticipation (its a little "high") is so strong that people actually become addicted to slots. In a like manner, Rene was addicted to the sasquatch. Every time his phone rang, it was like a "spin" - this could be the call that will get him the prize. Every time he went into the bush, behind every tree, and just over every hill there might be a sasquatch. Certainly all sasquatch researchers have the same "addiction," although we call it "passion" or "zeal." But make no mistake, it is an addiction, and if you can't afford to be in the game (timewise or financially), then don't join it. Rene left his family as a result of his "addiction," and Dr. Grover Krantz, in essences, sacrificed his career to satisfy his craving. Am I calling cryptozoology an addiction? Absolutely.
3. Who do you think is the best modern researcher of the Sasquatch Phenomenon?
There are two categories of sasquatch research: original (field) and historical (analyzing the work of others). I put Richard Noll at the top of the list in field research mainly because he is a seasoned outdoorsman and is highly methodical in all that he does. In this second category, Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Doug Hajicek (Whitewolf Entertainment), come out on top. Both continue to contribute immensely to resolving the sasquatch issue in different ways. Dr. Meldrum does so by using his education as an anthropologist in the analysis of evidence; Doug Hajicek by bringing information to the public with his excellent television productions (Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science and Giganto, The Real King Kong, specifically).
4. Who do you think is the best old-school researcher?
Certainly, John Green. His experiences, patience, persistence and profound documentation in the field will probably never be equaled.
5. Why do you suppose some Bigfooters distanced themselves from you after the bell-clasp fiasco?
When the "bell fiasco" erupted, I actually "threw in the towel" because there was so much flack. I decided that the whole sasquatch issue was not worth the stress it was causing me. I felt compelled to make my research known because it might have had some significance, and I made it known to many high-profile researchers, John Green among them. The one and only reason I stayed in the game was because John called me and said, "You are not going to let this thing bother you, are you?" He asked me up to his place and went over everything. He then went on the net and cleared the air. Now, to answer your question, my research was calling into question one of the main pieces of evidence that supports sasquatch existence - The Patterson/Gimlin film. Now, it is important to get things straight here. It is one thing to question the film on the testimony of people (as Greg Long has done), and quite another to question it on possible negative evidence within the film itself. The latter is infinitely more damaging because it can be sort of "put on the table" as opposed to words. As a result, some (many) bigfoot researchers were very upset. Let me go back to my casino analogy. The Patterson/Gimlin film sort of confirms that there is a "jackpot." If it is permanently removed as an "incentive" to sasquatch research, then the desire to stay in the game becomes much less. In other words, it would reduce the hope of "winning." People, for their own reasons, did not want this to happen, so they got mad at the messenger. Think of this as finding out that the odds of hitting the jackpot on your favorite slot have been reduced by about 50%.
6. How many years do you estimate it will take to solve this mystery?
It is really not a matter of time, but a matter of resources. Let me put it this way. A few years ago a wolverine strayed into a little town near where I live called Port Moody. It was hit by a car and ended up severly wounded on the road side. A resident saw the unfortunate creature in pain and distress and called the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). They collected it (certainly tranquilized it, as it is a very aggressive creature) and took it to an animal hospital where it underwent operations for broken bones and so forth. They studied it intently (it was a female) and even determined that it needed a root canal, so called in a dentist. The creature was kept for some time, and then when well enough, was taken back into the mountains and released. As I recall, the medical bill would have topped $30,000. Now, let's assume this incident has sparked your interest in wolverines, and you have decided to study this creature. Where would you start your research? Would you go to Port Moody and wait around for another wolverine to stray by? We all know that such would be ridiculous. You know that the creature inhabits the interior forests, so you would go there. However, in essence all sasquatch researchers are "waiting around in Port Moody." A few researchers (very few) are venturing in to the wilderness a little further, but really not much further that a day or so from home by automobile. Now, like the wolverine, some sasquatch certainly venture our of the deep wilderness and are seen by road sides, in camping areas, and so forth. However, the main population is deep in the wilderness - specifically (I believe) Northern British Columbia, the Yukon and Alaska. I think we need to get into these areas with a full team of outdoorsmen and scientists who have been well versed on all we know. I would say at least a six month study in any one area. It's a tough call and would cost a lot of money, but I do believe such would go a long way towards resolving the issue.
7. How difficult was it to organize all the items for the Sasquatch exhibit and book?
The word "difficult" is highly relative. In other words, when you are in grade 3 and see what they are doing in grade 8, you wonder if you will be able to make it. However, when you get to grade 7 you don't have a problem. Anyone starting from scratch on either the exhibit or book would find things very difficult. Essentially, I did not embark on writing a book or holding an exhibit. They both sort of evolved. I decided to create a CD on everything I could find (including all photos) that I felt were highly relevant in getting scientific support for sasquatch research. My thoughts were to perhaps send the CD to major universities and so forth to see if I could spark some interest. About three years into this project (working on and off sort of thing) I twigged onto the idea of holding an exhibit. I sent the Vancouver Museum the CD I had created with an exhibit proposal and it was approved. John Green, Tom Steenburg, and many other researchers supported the project. I printed out the CD (it was in book format, and indeed thought along the way that it would make a good book - working more or less to that end). As I got further involved in the exhibit, the museum stated that we should have a Catalogue of Exhibited Items. I prepared a draft catalogue and approached Hancock House Publishers as to publication. I showed Dave Hancock the printout of the CD and he suggested that rather than the catalogue, I should have a book to accompany the exhibit. The book, of course, would be the material from the CD. It was at that point that I concentrated on creating a proper book. Having an exhibit in hand, greatly facilitated getting photographs for the book. As you can see, a lot of circumstances came together with end results that would have been very difficult to effect otherwise.
8. What is the single best piece of evidence for the existence of Sasquatch, in your opinion?
In my opinion, there are six "bests" in the field of sasquatch research.
The best photographs we have are from the Patterson/Gimlin film, taken in 1967
The best sighting we have is that of William Roe on Mica Mountain, B.C., in 1955
The best footprint cast is the A.D. Heryford cast taken in the South Olympic Peninsula (Abbott Hill) in 1982
The best handprint casts in the Bob Titmus cast taken on Onion Mountain in 1982
The best set of footprints (left and right foot) is the Bob Titmus casts taken on a Skeena River Slough, B.C., 1976
The best (and only) set of body impressions is the Skookum Cast, taken in 2000
It is difficult to point to any one of these and say that it is better than the others. Nevertheless, if I were asked which one of these impresses me the most, it would be the Heryford cast.
9. What is your opinion of the Malaysian happenings?
I don't think the Malaysian creature is a sasquatch. I think it is along the same lines as the Francis de Loy's creature and similar (or the same) creatures reported in South America. Nevertheless, capturing one of these creatures would be highly interesting and would promote much more professional research on the sasquatch.
10. What, in your opinion, is a Bigfoot?
Based on the evidence we have, bigfoot is a primate that inhabits the interior forests of North America and is occasionally seen in rural areas and on mountain roadsides. It is highly aquatic and is very often seen in or near water. When standing fully erect, it may be over 8 feet tall. However, like many wild creatures, it can make itself very inconspicuous. It probably subsists mainly on vegetation, fish, clams, rodents and similar food sources, that do not require a lot of physical effort to obtain. Nevertheless, it does appear to kill deer for food. The creature has probably learned that food can be preserved in snow (i.e., by freezing it) and likely goes above the snow line to bury and later retrieve meat. It maintains a good fat reserve that enables it to exist with reasonable comfort in a cold, wet climate, and which eliminates the need for body coverings or to use fire (which it has not learned to control). Its main population is likely concentrated in very remote forest areas. However, some of its kind (again like other creatures) wander beyond their normal range. These are generally solitary individuals and they have learned that farms and camp grounds (humans in small groups) provide an opportunity for obtaining "easy food." As a result, they will stay in a particular area for a considerable time before moving on. They may construct primitive "beds" or shelters and may use caves, although evidence in these respects is highly inconclusive. They appear to have some unusual habits (that we don't fully understand, but suspect they are forms of communications or some sort), such as clacking rock together, beating trees/stumps with a thick branch, piling rocks, breaking saplings/tree branches (some quite thick). While somewhat curious with regard to humans, they are extremely wary and will generally leave very quickly when noticed by a human. It is likely the creatures (again like other wild animals) find a very secluded spot to die, whereupon their remains are immediately consumed by other animals. As a result, no bigfoot bones have been found as far as we know.
The most complex question with regard to the creature's existence is why has not the most intelligent creature on the planet (human beings) been able to capture, kill, or adequately document (photograph) a bigfoot. Although there are certainly cases of reported captures and killings, nothing has been provided to firmly prove that such occurred. Nevertheless, that this is just a simple case of "bad luck, as it were, continues to be the most acceptable explanation. I do believe our luck would change with a fully funded and dedicated search for the sasquatch as I have discussed.

The "Hairy Hands" in Print... There's Something in the Woods
Having hunted elusive creatures on both sides of the Atlantic, England's Nick Redfern, author of the new book There's Something in the Woods, is imminently prepared to spin the amazing tale of the monstrous "Hairy Hands" that have been haunting the moorlands of Devonshire, England, since 1910 and still make their presence felt to this day. Here Redfern gives a synopsis of his latest article from TAPS Paramagazine. Meanwhile, Redfern gets you in the mood for the upcoming Centre for Fortean Zoology(CFZ) get together in Devon, England, with CFZ Director Jon Downes' update on event speaker Ronan Coghlan in The Weird Weekend - 2.

Skeptical Inquirer Editor Ben Radford.
In news of monsters today: It is believed Warao Indians in Venezuela are being bitten by vampire bats, and, thus far, 38 of the Warao have died from an ailment suspected to be rabies. Officials are awaiting toxicology tests to determine if the disease is, indeed, rabies. Since the death trail leads back to June of last year, is anyone speculating as to why a diagnosis and move for preventative measures has taken so long? Meanwhile, the tale of the beached body that has keyboards smoking across the 'Net takes another few twists and turns in 'Montauk Monster' Mystery Goes Hollywood.

Chris Murphy Bibliography

Bigfoot In Ohio: Encounters with the Grassman (1997, with Joedy Cook and George Clappison)-Pyramid Publications
Bigfoot: To Kill Or To Film (2001; Editor only, author is Dmitri Bayanov) CryptoLogos Publishers
Meet The Sasquatch (2004, with John Green and Thomas Steenburg)-Hancock House
The Bigfoot Film Controversy (2005; Republishing of Roger Patterson's book Do Abominable Snowmen of America Really Exist? with supplemental material on the Patterson/Gimlin Movie)-Hancock House
Bigfoot Encounters in Ohio: Quest For The Grassman (2006, with Cook and Clappison, Update of previous book)-Hancock House
Bigfoot Research: The Russian Vision (2007; Editor only, author is Dmitri Bayanov) CryptoLogos Publishers
The Bigfoot Film Journal (2008; E-Book and POD)-Hancock House
Know The Sasquatch/Bigfoot (2009?) Hancock House
The Sasquatch Chronicle (2009-2010?)-Hancock House

Early Book Review: Know The Sasquatch/Bigfoot By Chris Murphy

The author sent this to me via a series of .PDFs, and it is a GREAT one. Murphy takes his 2004 "New Classic" Meet The Sasquatch and greatly expands on it, adding in material which is basically up-to-the-minute, such as the new Snelgrove Lake findings, as well as findings by Hoopa Project author David Paulides on the humanness of the Sasquatch. There is also quite a bit of new photos and illustrations throughout the book, as well as expanded sections on early sighting reports, pictographs and petroglyphs depicting possible Sasquatches and even supplemental material on the Patterson/Gimlin Movie. There is also a good bit on evidence which is expanded upon, such as the Skookum Cast, footprints (including the Matt Crowley findings), nesting and bedding areas, hair samples, vocalizations (The Sierra Sounds are discussed in Alan Berry's own words) and other bits of evidence. There is also a section about the main area of sightings, The Pacific Northwest, with some gorgeous photography from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Northern California (an especially terrific shot of the crater of Mt. Saint Helens). The tribute section is greatly expanded, to include Robert W. Morgan, Peter Byrne, M.K. Davis, Craig Woolheater, Loren Coleman, Michael Rugg, John Kirk, Gerry Matthews and West Coast Sasquatch and Thom Powell. There is also a section on some of the Paranormal aspects of the Sasquatch mystery, focusing on Jack "Kewaunee" Lapseritis, the late Fred Beck and his assertions that the Sasquatch is not of this earth and Henry Franzoni. Murphy even notes it made him uncomfortable to include that section in the book, but felt that if he ignored it, it would be no better than the entire scientific community ignoring the question of Sasquatch in general. This book is not available for the public yet, and will probably not be till sometime next year, but getting a sneak preview of it, I highly recommend it. When this one comes out, make sure to get a hold of it. It is a worthy successor and sequel to the 2004 volume, and a worthy edition to any bookshelf.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Bigfoot Discovery Day II Tomorrow!!!!!!

Review: Beyond The Edge Radio 8-8-08

This was a great show, with David Schraeder, one of the hosts of the Paranormal Radio show Darkness On The Edge Of Town and he discussed various topics such as ghosts, Bigfoot, UFOs, EVP's and other Paranormal subjects. He took a call from me, and I told him about a strange light I saw in the sky in about 1995 0r 1996 which may have been a UFO. Scott Hackenslash also checked in with some movie news and reviews, as well. Eric and special guest co-host John Cartwright discussed a bit about Bigfoot and the upcoming East Coast Bigfoot Conference, and Bill Green called in to discuss Bigfoot a bit and ask his standard question, LOL Next Friday, Sean and Eric welcome back for his second visit UFOlogist Stanton Friedman beginning at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at Beyond The Edge Radio, Friday Nights at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central And in two weeks, Mr. Sasquatch himself, John Green, joins the Paranormal Party of The Summer. 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.
In search of Big Foot in the South East United States.
'Looked 8 feet tall'
Winnipeg Sun, Canada - Jul 27, 2008
Years ago, people in the community used to discuss seeing a mysterious Sasquatch-type creature north of Grassy Narrows. "I've been hearing about it since I ...

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Beyond The Edge Radio Tomorrow...

The Paranormal Party of The Summer continues as Sean and Eric welcome the hosts of Darkness on the Edge of Town, beginning at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at Beyond The Edge Radio, Friday Nights at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central
And as always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.


Media missed some great stories after tiger attack
Highland Community News (subscription) - Highland,CA,USA
Bigfoot: Now you see him. Now you don't. That's why Bigfoot wins. Bigfoot, the mythical/legendary wild man of the woods, has the perfect ability to escape ...
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Review: Sasquatch Triangle 8-7-08

This was a terrific show, with Don running an open-mic show where I called in along with Bill Green and discussed things such as the Montauk Monster, the new supposed Yeti hairs, just a bit about the Georgia body situation and other subjects. Mike Feltner also called in and shared a DVD review of Bigfoot's Reflection which his wife Pam got for him and he highly recommends it. Don also played a noise that he recorded not long ago in the field, as well as discussing some field work and also an upcoming meeting this month of the EOBIC. Next week, Don welcomes Darin "Thunderhawk" Richardson, beginning at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at The Sasquatch Triangle, Now On

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

Coast to Coast

British Big Cats

The Weird Weekend - A Reminder!

Raven Interviewed

MY Review of Shaawanoki

DVD Review: "Shaawanoki: The "Skunk Ape-Florida's Bigfoot"
Produced by: Peter Byrne, Ronnie Roseman and Andreas Wallach

This DVD documentary is very interesting and unique in that it focuses on the Florida version of Bigfoot, a creature the local Seminole Indians call "Shaawanoki" ("man of the swamps"). Interestingly enough, the local tribe does not believe in the Shaawanoki or that it exists! Peter Byrne, former big-game hunter and world-renowned Bigfoot pursuer, takes us through the swamps of Southern Florida, giving us a view of the truly primitive and desolate country that the Shaawanoki calls home. A series of photos taken by a British tourist allegedly of the creature is examined, and determined by Byrne's analysis to be a hoax, a man in a gorilla costume. However, a photo taken by former fire chief Vince Doerr seems to have some validity in Byrne's mind. We get a good glimpse of the local wildlife and also of Byrne's efforts to locate this creature, even though he has limited knowledge of the area or the creature. There are also interviews with witnesses of the creature. Byrne, Roseman, Wallach and two others, re-enacting the Shaawanoki in ape suits (Rara, Peter's daughter and longtime Bigfoot enthusiast Larry Lund) really give the documentary a comfortable and professional feel, and they are all to be commended. I highly recommend this DVD to all Bigfoot enthusiasts. It can be purchased at

Bill Green's Review of Shaawanoki

i just finished watching shawwanoki the mystery of the swamp apes directed by peter byrne produced by ronnie roseman awesome very informative interesting alittle skeptic documentary i give it A++++. it had good amount eyewittnesses accounts & histery of swamp apes. the bonus disc was great with peter byrne at western bigfoot society meeting that was very interesting indeed in itself. but this documentary is definetly worth it for any sasquatch-bigfoot researchers dvds library.


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Bigfoot Discovery Day II This weekend!!!!!!

Mike Rugg is holding his second-annual Bigfoot Discovery Day on Saturday, August 9th, in Felton, California, beginning at 11:00 A.M. Pacific at the Bigfoot Discovery Museum with the barbecue which will run till 2:00 Pacific. Then, the actual event itself begins at 5:30 Pacific with speakers Dr. Jeff Meldrum (Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science), David Paulides (The Hoopa Project), Kathy Strain (Giants, Cannibals and Monsters: Bigfoot In Native Culture) and Richard Noll, with songs by "Singin' Tom Yamarone (Songs For A Bigfoot World). That event takes place at the Felton Community Hall and lasts till 9:30 Pacific Time. Prices are $15.00 Adult, $12.00 for Museum Members, students and seniors and $5.00 for children 14 years and under. $5.00 gets you barbecue which starts at 11:00 A.M. Presenters will also be signing their books at the barbecue. For ticket reservations please contact Michael Rugg
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Tom Yamarone The event is co-sponsored by the North American Bigfoot Search. Hope those who are going have a great time and take plenty of photos.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Sasquatch Triangle Tomorrow...

Dunno what Don has planned, but it starts at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at The Sasquatch Triangle, Now On

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

Review: Monsterquest 8-6-08

This was a rather interesting (if a bit tedious) episode, dealing with Vampires in America, which had perfectly plausible explanations. Bodies from the past which had blood around their mouths were mistaken for vampires, but turned out to have a more plausible explanation, and the bodies seem to be moving, but again it has a more plausible explanation. Several investigators look into the Vampire Mystery, such as Michael Bell, Nick Bellantoni and one other investigator, who mainly looked into the phenomenon of psychic vampires. There are two people who are interviewed who claim to be real vampires, but blood tests run on them show they are perfectly normal and not actual vampires. An author, Konstantinus, who knows a great deal about real vampirism is also interviewed and dispels myths about vampires, such as they only come out at night and cannot survive in daylight. Next week, I think is about the Boneless Horror, a giant octopus, beginning at 9:00 EST/8;00 Central on History. Check local listings for time and channel.
Favorite Cryptid Creature?, IN - 6 hours ago
Whether it be Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, El Chupacabra, Jersey Devil, Mothman, Jackalope, or living dinosaurs. At one point Duck Billed Platypuses, ...

Bigfoot in the Spotlight
Flathead Beacon, MT - Jul 29, 2008
We can tell Bigfoot tales around a campfire and convince ourselves we hear his throaty grunts coming from the trees. No matter the lack of evidence, ...

A Brit reviews a Brit and it's a hug fest for Nick Redfern's new book There's Something in the Woods. Redfern's recent appearance on Coast to Coast, where he discussed his two-year transatlantic hunt, investigating Bigfoot, werewolves, lake monsters, Mothman-type creatures, UFOs and crop circles, is summarized in Cryptozoology, UFOs and Crop Circles. Speaking of which, in Crop Circles & People Redfern points us to a new video made by Matthew Williams, the only person ever arrested, charged and convicted for making a crop circle.

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E-Book Review: The Bigfoot Film Journal by Chris Murphy

This e-book, the first from Hancock House, is a terrific one, dealing exclusively with the Patterson/Gimlin Movie, and it's a good one. It deals with the timeline issue surrounding the filming and the controversies surrounding that, as well as speculating in favor of the film's authenticity. It also deals very fairly with both sides of the issue, pro and con, and Murphy even uses information from Greg Long and his book The Making Of Bigfoot. Of course, the efforts of those past and present are highlighted-notables such as Grover Krantz, John Green, Rene Dahinden, Peter Byrne, Patterson and Gimlin themselves, M.K. Davis, Jeff Glickman and the work NASI did, the Russian scientists, such as Dmitri Bayanov, Igor Bourtsev and Dmitri Donskoy and the British scientists, such as Don Grieve and John Napier. The book is illustrated profusely throughout with illustrations, mainly by Brenden Bannon, as well as photos and papers and other items scattered throughout. There are also links to items online which correspond to the subject matter which can be perused. When this is made available widely, I do recommend getting it. Probably the most important book on the film since Bigfoot At Bluff Creek and America's Bigfoot: Fact, Not Fiction.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Monsterquest/Bigfoot Live Tomorrow...

First, on Monsterquest...

MonsterQuest : Vampires in America Airs on Wednesday August 06 09:00 PM EST/8:00 Central

A vampire scare in New England in the 1700s lasted more than a century and turned families and communities upside down. The dead bodies of those suspected of vampirism were exhumed and ancient curse-breaking rituals were performed on them. Watch as the latest technology is used to analyze historic evidence of the New England vampires and discover if there was any basis for the panic. Medical science is also used to examine those who believe themselves to be modern day vampires. Is there a common element between the suspected vampires of America's past and present?Check local listings for time and channel.


Then, on Bigfoot Live...

This Weeks Line-Up:

1. Tom Visits Georgia To Meet With Matt Whitton and Rick Dyer "BIGFOOT On ICE"!!! Stop The Presses ! - Tom will talk about what transpired while in Georgia with Rick & Matt. "Excitement on a THREAD!!!

2. Catskill Continued Research - What happened this last Sunday with Steve/Becky & Ted, Bob and Crew. You will be Amazed. We have Video!

3. Shane Varner - Deer Fill Lake in the Black Hill's of South Dakota, "Bigfoot Encounter De Jour" !

4. Up-Date from our Boy's in Four Corners New Mexico, Last weeks Research on the River !

5. Rita - From New York will Talk about Something Strange going on! 6. Tom With SFBI Team - What's Go'In On!!!

The site is
Bigfoot Live, Wednesday Nights at 10:00 EST/9:00 Central

Should prove most interesting, so please tune in and support great research.

Review: Bigfoot Quest 8-5-08

This was a terrific show, with Steve Summar and Thomas Hughes kind of stepping in as guests, and several callers, including myself and Bill Green (Bill kind of went on his soapbox regarding the Georgia body situation, and I discussed a bit about the upcoming Monsterquest Episode on Bigfoot In New York, as well as giving some additional information on a sound recording played on last Wednesday's MQ from Ohio, when Don Keating called in and gave his two cents on some subjects). Near the end of the show, footdoc, Sally (Shboom2) and Bobbie Short called in and gave their two cents on things as well. Dunno what Bob and Mike have planned for next week, but it begins at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at Bigfoot Quest, Tuesday Nights at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central You can also download past episodes, as well as subscribe via iTunes. And as always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.
Whatever happened to old Caddy? Canada's Times Colonist wonders what has happened to Caddy, Cadborosaurus willsi.
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Bigfoot experts to have mini-conference San Lorenzo Valley Press reports that leading bigfoot researchers will hold a four-hour mini-conference on the topic of bigfoot this Saturday at Felton Community Hall, Felton CA.
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Monday, August 04, 2008

Investigators think "Lizard Man" may be "Bigfoot" - AOL Video




YouTube - Bigfoot in Arizona?

Bigfoot Quest Tomorrow...

Dunno what KABC and Lean and Mean Mike Killen have planned, but it begins at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at Bigfoot Quest, Tuesday Nights at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central

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

Review: Squatch Detective Radio 8-4-08

This was a GREAT show, with guest Dan Gordon, retired police officer from Whitehall, New York who described his 1982 sighting near the town, as well as his four heart attacks which prevent him from taking to the woods. The Georgia body situation was discussed briefly, but there is a gag order over that, so Steve could not delve too deeply into that. Several questions came from the chat, and I called in, as well as Bill Green (who attempted to get to the bottom of the situation with the Georgia body and was denied) and Mike Killen, who of course has a good deal of knowledge about the New York sightings and especially the Whitehall activity. Dunno what Steve and the crew have planned for next week, but it begins at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at Squatch Detective Radio, Monday 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.
Bigfoot group has busy agenda
Sand Mountain Reporter, AL - 1 hour ago
By Lionel Green An area Bigfoot research group is busy this summer with planned expeditions near Douglas and Guntersville. ...
Do Mythic Creatures Exist? Show Me the Body
Scientific American - USA
... in the Himalayas and Native American lore about Sasquatch wandering around the Pacific Northwest emerged long before Wallace pulled his prank in 1958. ...
Are new monsters being added to the legends of Nessie, Sasquatch, Mothman, etc? The arrival on a Long Island beach of the body of what has been called the Montauk Monster leads to this look at some monsters, old and new. Meanwhile, there's more, albeit a bit tongue-in-cheek, about the testing of those possible Yeti hairs from India in Caught by the Curlies, and Londonist offers a bit of frightening reporting in The Beast Beneath.

Montauk Monster Überschwemmte

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 4th, 2008

montauk_monster_hires_2.jpg Huge numbers of hits have crashed several sites, thanks to this critter. “It exists,” Rachel Goldberg, Courtney Fruin and Jenna Hewitt asserted on local cable channel Plum TV, denying suspicions that they’d Photoshopped a picture of a dead dog.

Four Videos.

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New Mystery Cat Photos Questioned

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 4th, 2008

savannah_cats-side_view.jpg Is there another unknown felid on the University of Maryland campus? Should we question the quick identification being given to this cat? And what does this have to do with news coming out of Australia? Images.

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Not Bigfoot vs the IRS">Not Bigfoot vs the IRS

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 4th, 2008

loren_jones2.jpg It takes some planning and heavy expenses to relocate an entire museum: “The 8-foot-tall, 500-pound Bigfoot is not easy to move around,” Coleman said.

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Crookston Wolf Man?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 4th, 2008

Bigfoot or Bray Road Werewolf, you might ask? Perhaps neither. Images.

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LaCrosse Lizardman

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 3rd, 2008

It can be rather strange out there.

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