New Hampshire Wood Devils Phantoms and Monsters
What's seven feet tall, covered in dark hair with a slender bearing that puts Jack Skellington to shame? According to claims by woodsmen, lurking in the forests at the foot of the White Mountains of New Hampshire and through the Appalachians, too, are tall, thin, vaguely humanoid, hairy, very fast creatures know as "Wood Devils" that produce a very piercing scream when encountered. With accounts stretching back into the Colonial Era, the creature is associated by some cryptozoologists with Bigfoot. The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy is getting set for an annual get together to compare notes and discuss North America's best known cryptid's presence in the Lone Star State, leading Suzanne Loudamy to announce plans for the meeting and review some evidence in Bigfoot: Fact or Folklore? And an upcoming episode of a popular television series seeks answers to the Bigfoot riddle through a two-hour Halloween special titled "Birth of a Legend," to be aired Sunday, October 30, 2011, at 9:00 p.m. ET, as outlined in Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns to the Woods to Investigate Sasquatch's Origin in Halloween Special. Meanwhile, the search for a comparable creature in Sumatra has ended, and Centre for Fortean Zoology - Australia took part in the venture, leading to the report We're Back from the Jungle! Elsewhere, a special cat is celebrated by Dr. Karl Shuker in Sonic the Hedgehog and the Janus Cats, and the record setting kitty is gets some love from the media, too, in Two-faced Cat Earns Guinness Record.