Saturday, September 10, 2011

9/11: Never Forget (10 Years)

Valuev leads search for 'Russian Yeti'

Autumn's arrival in the north means spring will have sprung Down Under with its peculiar brand of fauna emerging from the underbrush. Foreseeing a fortean pageant The Centre for Fortean Zoology in New Zealand enumerates the leads that caught their fancy, among which are an Australian Big Cat and two eerie calls, one of which was described as "a high pitch, like a cow that had been bellowing and bellowing for hours and its voice had gone horse (sic)." Elsewhere, Cryptomundo shares a tale that al-Qaeda isn't the only thing being found in Afghanistan but an Afghan Mystery Cat: The Kandahar Cougar.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Loren Coleman shares his thoughts on showman P.T. Barnum and his contributions to the field of cryptozoology. More than little people, fat ladies, and dog-faced boys, Barnum set an example of promotion that brings strangeness into the public consciousness. He redefined museums from stuffy rooms with unctuous audiences wearing monocles to a place of discovery and wonder. The International Museum of Cryptozoology Musem in Maine attempts to maintain that spirit by spreading knowledge of hidden beasts and living fossils. Coleman also participated as a judge in io9's contest for best photographic evidence of a cryptid. Hold onto your hats because "We Found A Cryptid! Meet The White Cheetah." Among the runners up are leeches in disguise and a pibald wallaby--along with anecdotes from the competition and the tools on hand to prevent chicanery. Elsewhere, aFollowup On Reptoids And Dinosauroids by Dale Drinnon, with feedback casting new light upon the subject. Are lizardmen actually birdmen if they share a saurian ancestry? Would their anatomy converge with primate anatomy or assume something far stranger? Then we have Ghost Theory's take on two recent Bigfoot stories: Part 2 Breakdown of Utah Bigfoot Video and Is This The Final Nail In The Standing Coffin?

Updated Bigfoot Bibliography

1. On the Track of The Sasquatch-John Green
2. Year of the Sasquatch-John Green
3. The Sasquatch File-John Green
4. Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us-John Green (paperback)-signed
5. On the Track of the Sasquatch: Bigfoot-John Green
6. The Best of Sasquatch/Bigfoot-John Green (Signed)
7. Sasquatch/Bigfoot: The Hunt For North America's Incredible Creature-Don Hunter with Rene Dahinden
8. Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America-Loren Coleman
9. The Evidence for Bigfoot and other Man-Beasts-Janet and Colin Bord
10. The Bigfoot Casebook-Janet and Colin Bord
11. The Bigfoot Casebook Updated: Bigfoot Encounters from 1818-1980-Janet and Colin Bord
12. In Pursuit of a Legend: 72 Days in California Bigfoot Country-T.A. Wilson
13. North America's Great Ape: The Sasquatch-John Bindernagel (signed)
14. Still Living? Yeti, Sasquatch and the Neanderthal Enigma-Myra Shackley
15. In Search of Giants: Bigfoot Sasquatch Encounters-Thomas Steenburg (signed)
16. Bigfoot Is Alive!-The Davis Expedition
17. Meet The Sasquatch-Chris Murphy, John Green and Thomas Steenburg (Signed)
18. Bigfootnotes-Daniel Perez (Signed)
19. Bigfoot at Bluff Creek-Daniel Perez (Signed)
20. Cryptozoology A to Z-Loren Coleman & Jerome Clark
21. Bigfoot 4-Issue comic book series-Rob Zombie, Steve Niles (Signed)
22. The Sasquatch in Minnesota-Mike Quast
23. Bigfoot in Mississippi-J. Michael
24. The Making of Bigfoot-Greg Long
25. California's Bigfoot/Sasquatch-Tom Morris (Signed)
26. Sasquatch/Bigfoot: The Continuing Mystery-Thomas Steenburg
27. The Big Bigfoot Book-From Mojo Press
28. Big Footage: A History of Claims for the Sasquatch on Film-Mike Quast
29. Monsters of the Northwoods-Bruce Hallenbeck, Bill Brann and Paul and Robert Bartholomew (Signed)
30. On The Track of Bigfoot-Marion T. Place
31. There Are Giants in the Earth-Michael Grumley
32. Bigfoot: America's Abominable Snowman-Elwood D. Baumann
33. The Locals: A Contemporary Investigation of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch Phenomenon-Thom Powell (signed)
34. The Bigfoot Film Controversy-Roger Patterson/Chris Murphy
35. Do Abominable Snowmen of America Really Exist?-Roger Patterson (signed by Bob Gimlin)
36. Big Footprints: A Scientific Inquiry Into the Reality of Sasquatch-Grover Krantz (Signed)
37. Bigfoot Sasquatch Evidence-Grover Krantz
38. Field Guide to The Sasquatch-David George Gordon
39. Track of the Bigfoot-D. L. Tanner
40. Boyfriend-Bettie Charville
41. Sasquatch Apparitions-Barbara Wasson
42. The Search for Bigfoot: Monster, Myth or Man (Hardback & Paperback)-Peter Byrne
43. Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing The Dark Divide-Robert Michael Pyle (Signed)
44. Bigfoot Exposed-David Daegling
45. Smokey and the Fouke Monster-Smokey Crabtree (Signed)
46. Swamp Bigfoot: Tales of the Louisiana Honey Island Swamp Monster-Dana Holyfield (Signed)
47. Raincoast Sasquatch: The Bigfoot/Sasquatch Records of Southeast Alaska, Coastal British Columbia and Northwest Washington from Puget Sound to Yakutat-J. Robert Alley
48. Bigfoot South: Examining Cryptozoology's Greatest Mystery in the Southern United States-Chester Moore, Jr. (Signed)
49. Bigfoot Lives: Deal With It!-Chester Moore, Jr. (Signed)
50. Manlike Monsters on Trial-Marjorie Halpin and Michael M. Ames
51. Bigfoot Across America-Philip L. Rife
52. Bigfoot Sightings of east Central Alabama-James M. Smith
53. Dark Woods-Jay Kumar
54. Bigfoot: The Mysterious Monster-Robert and Frances Guenette
55. The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti and other Mystery Primates Worldwide (1999)-Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe
56. The Field Guide to Bigfoot and other Mystery Primates (2006)-L.C. and P.H.
57. Tom Slick and the Search for the Yeti-Loren Coleman
58. Bigfoot and Nessie: Two Mysterious Monsters-Angelo Rescinitti and Duane Damon
59. Bigfoot: The Yeti and Sasquatch In Myth and Reality-John Napier
60. Other Origins: The Search for the Giant Ape in Human Prehistory-Russell Ciochon, John Olsen and Jamie James
61. Bigfoot-B. Ann Slate and Alan Berry
62. Strange Northwest-Chris Bader
63. Haunted Places-Dennis William Hauck
64. Mysterious America: The Revised Edition-Loren Coleman
65. In Search of Myths and Monsters-Alan Landsburg
66. Monsters Among Us: Journey To The Unexplained-John Lee and Barbara Moore
67. The World Almanac Book of the Strange
68. Strange Monsters and Great Searches-George Laycock
69. Monsters, Strange Dreams and UFO's-Phyllis R. Emert
70. Borderlands: The Ultimate Exploration of the Unknown-Mike Dash
71. The Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved-Colin and Damon Wilson
72. Mysteries of the Unexplained
73. Mysterious Creatures
74. Bigfoot in the News-Daniel Murphy
75. Bigfoot Encounters in Ohio: Quest For The Grassman-Chris Murphy, In Association with George Clappison and Joedy Cook (signed)
76. Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us (2006 reprinting)-John Green (signed)
77. Shadows of Existence-Matthew Bille
78. Bigfoot: A Personal Inquiry Into A Phenomenon-Kenneth Wylie
79. Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come To Life (abridged edition)-Ivan T. Sanderson
80. Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science-Jeff Meldrum (signed)
81. No Return-Pete Travers (signed)
82. The Historical Bigfoot-Chad Arment
83. Valley of the Skookum: Four Years of Encounters with Bigfoot-Sali Sheppard-Wolford (signed)
84. The Scientist Looks at The Sasquatch-Roderick Sprague and Grover Krantz
85. Everything You Know Is Wrong: Book One: Human Origins-Lloyd Pye (Signed)
86. The Yowie: In Search of Australia's Bigfoot-Paul Cropper and Tony Healy (signed by Paul Cropper)
87. The Shadowkiller-Matthew Scott Hansen
88. The Sasquatch Triangle Revisited-Don Keating (Signed)
89. Bigfoot On The East Coast-Rick Berry (Signed)
90. Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Ghost Hunter's Guide-Lloyd Auerbach
91. The Pennsylvania Ghost Guide Volume 1-Patty A. Wilson (Signed)
92. Where Dead Men Walk-Patty A. Wilson (Signed)
93. Mysterious America: The Revised Edition (2007 Printing)-Loren Coleman
94. Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology- Loren Coleman (signed)
95. Sasquatch (Hardcover)-Don Hunter and Rene Dahinden
96. Soul Snatchers: A Quest For True Human Beings-Robert W. Morgan
97. In The Footsteps of The Russian Snowman-Dmitri Bayanov (Signed)
98. Bigfoot Research: The Russian Vision-Dmitri Bayanov (Signed)
99. The Unleashing-Clint Romag (Signed)
100. The Ape Cave Horror-Clint Romag (Signed)
101. They Walked Among Us: Scweneyti and The Stick Indians of The Colvilles -Ed Fusch
102. The History of Bigfoot...At Salt Fork State Park-Don Keating (E-Book)
103. Big Newsprints-Scott McClean (E-Book)
104. The Bigfoot Film Journal-Chris Murphy (E-Book)
105. Know The Sasquatch/Bigfoot-Chris Murphy (signed; Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up Edition of 150)
106. Yale and the Strange Story of Jacko The Ape-Boy-Chris Murphy in association with Barry G. Blount
107. True Giants:Is Gigantopithecus Still Alive?-Mark A. Hall and Loren Coleman
108. Bigfoot Encounters in New York and New England-Paul and Robert Bartholomew
109. Giants, Cannibals and Monsters: Bigfoot in Native Culture-Kathy Moskowitz-Strain (signed)
110. Yetis, Sasquatch and Hairy Giants-David Hatcher Childress
111. The Lake Worth Monster-Sallie Ann Clarke (Signed)
112. Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come To Life-Ivan T. Sanderson
113. Bigfoot-Elwood Baumann
114. Bigfoot: America's Number One Monster-Daniel Cohen
115. The Buckeye Bigfoot-Don Keating
116. The Discovery of the Sasquatch-John Bindernagel (signed)
117. Bigfoot-Unknown author (Crestwood Books)
118. Enoch-Autumn Williams (signed)
119. Traces of the Grassman-Joedy Cook (signed)
120. The Hoopa Project-David Paulides
121. Tribal Bigfoot-David Paulides
122. Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us (hardcover)-John Green (signed)
123. Bigfoot Observers' Field Manual-Robert W. Morgan (also in CD form)
124. Bigfoot In Georgia-Jeffrey Wells
125. Sasquatch: True Life Encounters with Legendary Ape-Men-Rupert Matthews
Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science (softcover)-Jeff Meldrum (signed)
126. Where Legends Roam-Lee Murphy (signed)
127. Know The Sasquatch-Bigfoot (2010 edition)-Chris Murphy
128. Great Southern Mysteries-Randall Floyd
129. Unexplained!-Jerome Clark
130. Unexplained-Judy Allen
131. Fury of the Sasquatch-Clint Romag (Signed)
132. In The Spirit of Seatco-Henry Franzoni (Signed)
133. Bigfoot And I: A personal Journey Into the World of Sasquatch-Darin Richardson (signed)

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Rictor-Riolo's Finding Bigfoot Art
Is This The Final Nail In The Standing Coffin?
Ghost Theory
By Scott McMan · September 7, 2011 · 3 Comments, 187 views More news is out on Todd Standing and his association with Finding Bigfoot. It would seem Todd's tall tales were challenged by the Finding Bigfoot team and Todd lost. ...

Finding Bigfoot quest brings TV crew to area
Cochrane Eagle
The mythical Bigfoot may be living in the wilderness southwest of Cochrane and the hosts of Finding Bigfoot hope to find evidence to support this. “You're seeing a perfectly normal animal that lives here in North America,” said host Cliff Barackman at...

Reptoids And Dinosauroids Frontiers of Zoology
Is Earth being visited by our dinosaur forebears in the guise of aliens? Reptilian aliens are a mainstay of UFOlogy with the likes of Riley Martin toDavid Icke revealing their true natures and motives. Ancient cultures from six continents have woven these saurians into their heritage as deities, friends, and neighbors. Frontiers of Zoology challenges the final frontier in a detailed article telling of Dragon-Gods, modern day encounters with lizardmen, and the reimagining of troodons which bear an eerie resemblance to the Greys. More down to Earth is a report from Cryptozoology Online: Giant Crocodile, Captured Alive Has Potential To Be A Supergiant. Over 21 feet in length, this beast has the potential to grow even larger in size and notoriety.

Mules, ligers and jumars... say what? History remains strange but is summarily dismissed by Karl Shuker who focuses on the improbable Horse-Cow mutt known as the jumar since the mid-16th century, while casting doubt upon the chimerical cryptid known as a cuino, long celebrated as a heretical hybrid between a pig and a sheep. He goes on to reveal three breeds of pig that may be the masterminds behind the perpetuation of cuinos in farmyard fables. Elsewhere, Loren Coleman announces The Relict Homonid Inquiry, a new scholarly journal addressing our extant cousins with essays, news briefs, and correspondence in addition to seeking submissions from objective, reputable scholars in the field. And theLongview News-Journal publicizes the upcoming 2011 Texas Bigfoot Conference in Tyler, Texas on October 1st.

2011 Texas Bigfoot Conference to be held

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Bigfoot Utah video breakdown part 2.

While target shooting in the mountains of Utah, some men who had gone fishing notice something moving in the trees. Two cameras are rolling and capture what might be a Bigfoot walking away. Later a kind of "hut" is found not far from camp. But some commenters on Cryptomundo seem to think that it's a man in a very thick jacket, a survivalist or hunter, which would also explain the tent-like structure that was found. And from Colorado, yet another Bigfoot Caught on Video in San Juan Mountains. Much smaller, far less hairy "creatures" are causing panic in Sri Lanka, whereGrease Devils Riot Kills Police and another officer and five other people are hurt as residents gave chase to one. A map of "sightings is shown. The wave of sightings of “Grease Devils" is similar to the past encounters with Indian “Monkey-Men.” A much different creature, this one with Emerald Isle roots, is described in Digging Up The Dearg-Daol. What is the origin of this vampire-like demon that's said to be the most dreaded creature in Irish folklore?

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

DVD Review: Yetis, Sasquatch and Hairy Giants with David Hatcher Childress

This DVD presents a talk given by David Hatcher Childress at the Ancient Mysteries Conference in Arizona, and it's pretty darned good. It is essentially the video form of Childress' book, with a terrific slideshow of photos which are in the book, as well as video clips from such movies as The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas. It also goes into Giants throughout history, along with factoids about different events such as the Patterson/Gimlin Film, the Minnesota Iceman incident and other events in the history of Bigfoot. I do recommend getting this DVD. 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
Monsters and Men In Black Mysterious Universe
Alistair Baxter, a Nessie hunter, found more than he bargained for one summer evening in 1968 after coming face to face with an ethereal ball of light with soporific qualities. The next morning a trio of mysterious agents debriefed him, leaving with a curious smirk and the ominous statement "We might return." For the next three nights of his lake monster expedition, Baxter was troubled with dreams of Bigfoot as the herald of apocalypse. Armageddon, conspiracy, cryptozoology, oneiric omens, and ufology upon the shores of Earth's weirdest lake relate a suggestive story of interconnectedness that would do Charles Fort proud.

Monday, September 05, 2011

New Expedition to Sumatra The Paranomalist
The Center for Fortean Zoology has organized another expedition to Sumatra in search of this short, powerful, bipedal hominoid unrecognized by science. The expedition leaves on September 9th and is led by Adam Davies, the author of Extreme Expeditions. Two teams are being deployed to maximize their chances of finding evidence of the creature; the second team will be led by Dr. Chris Clark, and will include Rebecca Lang and Mike Williams of CFZ Australia. While this expeditions will be following Sumatran regulations, back in 1959 the Nepalise government set forth regulations concerning any mountaineer's interactions with another mystery hominoid, the Yeti, as described in American Diplomatic Memo Outlined Rules For Yeti Hunting in Nepal.


Sunday, September 04, 2011

Satori has many different definitions in Japanese. One is "understanding." Other etymologists dare to posit the term is a transliteration of "satyr," being a telepathic creature assuming different forms of an ape, dear, or goat-man from whom the best defense is maintaining an empty mind. Forteana goes on to relate an anecdote of a woodcutter's encounter with such a beast raising a controversy: is the beast an actual cryptid or a lesson in Zazen? Half a world away upon the island that bore another great empire, Big Cats in British Files provides a lesson in the A,B,C's of alien big cats. Panthers hiding in pubs, leopards lurking behind lorries, and other ravenous felines emerging from the shadows of legend into the mainstream with more public offices acknowledging their existence.

Whos Watching You by Linda Coil Suchy