Saturday, September 24, 2011

Canadian Sasquatch is on the Money

Crypto collection ready for big move
Portland Daily Sun
By David Carkhuff Coleman's quirky International Cryptozoology Museum — a collection of mysterious-creature artifacts including a highly visible stuffed replica of Bigfoot — is moving this fall from the back of the Green Hand bookstore at 661 ...
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The Yeti is alive, or at least discussed in Tashtagol
Mongolia Web News
Many local residents in Tashtagol regions believe that there are still many Yetis or Almas or Bigfoot exist and live around the regions of Tashtagol. Once there was a case when the governor of Kemerovo region Aman Tuleev offered cash prize to whoever ...

The summer of 2011 may have been the biggest season of UFO sightings in recent memory. These don't supercede the observations of old which still puzzle scientists to this day. The Professor blows the dust off these records hailing from the glory days between Roswell and the dawn of the Red Menace. Craft of all shapes and sizes from late-model flying cigars to economical skytubs are presented with some fascinating photos predating Photoshop. Further back in the archives is a profile of William Buckland who approached strange phenomena with deserving scientific rigor on topics which would have been swept under the rug. Elsewhere, Government Book Talk tackles the archival subject of Yetis and Extraterrestrials, drawing a skeptical parallel between Roswell and a concurrent government memo that provided guidelines for hunting yeti. It all begs the question of whether things are best hidden in plain sight?
In the Footsteps of the Russian Snowman

Friday, September 23, 2011

Russia to hold International Conference on Yeti
TV crew looks for Bigfoot, aka 'Big Rhody,' in Rhode Island

The crews from Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" have been in West Greenwich, Rhode Island, over the past several days looking for evidence of the many reports of Bigfoot activity in western parts of the state. No word on what evidence, if any, the crew has uncovered. Meanwhile, photos accompany the tale of an anonymous gift to a Chinese zoo that has even the zookeepers puzzled, as explained in No Wonder He Looks Confused: The Mystery Creature that Nobody Can Identify. There are also images with Micah Hanks exposition of the newest additions to Canadian coinage, as seen in Crypto-Economics: Canadian Coins Boast Colorful Cryptid Creatures. Elsewhere, Loren Coleman covers the relationship of an exotic animal incident to cryptid news in 'Roo Attack in Ohio.

Poking Fun at Finding Bigfoot

The Legend of Sloggy Creek: 'Savage'

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Island Monster Mysterious Universe
Bloodsport lures bloodsuckers in Puerto Rico. Many myths and mysteries surround the chupacabras, like so many bettors at a game, to the point the native "vampire" has inextricably woven itself into Puerto Rico's cultural consciousness. Here Nick Redfern relates an account of birds destined for the cockfighting arena that met a far more gruesome fate. A predator made its way into the chickenhouse, unlocked the cages and drained the blood from the feathered warriors before disappearing into the night. Redfern also recently made his way to northern Oklahoma's Cryptid Fest which turned into a Hunt for Bigfoot with the discovery of tracks and a glimpse of the elusive quarry. If you missed that event, head over to Tyler, Texas, for the 2011 Texas Bigfoot Conference, featuring such luminaries of the field as Dr. Ian Redmond and Dr. Jeff Meldrum, among others. Sasquatch sightings have happened in every state but Hawai'i, but it's still surprising to hear an Ohio woman has announced Bigfoot Lives in my Backyard. In a two part audio interview, the cryptid's hostess divulges the particulars of her encounters over the years. Elsewhere, the prehistory of the landscape and the folklore that surrounds what once ploughed the waters of the glacial Lake Aggasiz - and may still make appearances in the area's remnant lakes - leads Robin of CFZ - Canada to pen Prairie Sea Monsters. Meanwhile, noted cryptozoologist, author, museum proprietor and lecturer Loren Coleman rebuts an unwarranted attack from a blogger who took offense to a recent Coleman posting, as seen in Some "Skeptics" Don't Get It.

Fox News Affiliate Covers Cryptid Fest

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

7 foot tall Russian boxer searches for Sasquatch

Big Cats Still Big Mystery Geelong Advertiser
Long a thorn in the side of mainstream zoologists in Australia and other countries where they are not among the native wildlife, out-of-place or alien big cats persist. Mainstream news sources often treat the reports in a less cavalier fashion than they do other fortean topics, but this latest sighting is actually a feral housecat according to experts quoted in Another Cat in September Action. Elsewhere, Unexplained Mysteries presents the video of a Dave Archer Interview on Orang Pendek he sighted back in 2009 on the Centre for Fortean Zoology expedition, and, at Mania, Nick Redfern reveals a tale of possible Littlefield, TX, local lore in Lair of the Beasts: Texan Monsters. Also, Loren Coleman at Cryptomundo is announcing the Grand Monster Reopening of International Cryptozoology Museum on October 30th, the day before Halloween.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

In search for Yeti

Bigfoot Living In My Backyard Claims Ohio Woman

A couple of puzzling photographs and a sighting set the stage for the latest Loch Ness Monster evidence that appeared in the Scottish edition of the Daily Mail for September 15, 2011. It appears an alert pleasure boat captain awaiting passengers on Loch Ness was able to capture an intriguing sonar image of one of the world's best known cryptids. Another example of evidence showing unknown monstrous forms cruise the deeps can be found in Glen Vaudrey's report of the Stronsay Beast from 1808, detailed in Bring Me the Head of... Closer to home, but still focussing on mysterious creatures from beneath the foam, Photo: Pink Dolphin on Big Lake demonstrates how pictures are worth a thousand words, or two thousand when featuring such a cute creature. Elsewhere, in Mid-Century Mania: Why Did Yeti-Slick Document Story Go Viral?, Loren Coleman notes the internet is abuzz over recently leaked documents detailing American efforts to capture a live yeti. Was an eccentric millionaire hunting the elusive man beast or was it a ruse to cover up Cold War intelligence operations on Red China's doorstep? The true story at the interstices of these conflicting tales suggests something far weirder. And Cryptomundo also points out that the Slick Papers Have Been Donated to the University of Texas. Seventy five boxes full of papers relating to Indian gurus, yeti, and animal husbandry which occupied the life of the eccentric visionary now make their home at the San Antonio campus.

Finding Bigfoot Needs Your Help in Rhode Island

Monday, September 19, 2011

2011 Texas Bigfoot Conference coming up in Tyler
Scepticism, Old and New Magonia Review of Books
Peter Rogerson reviews two books that present skeptical examination of effects that could be the product of outside influences on the human brain. The first of these books is by well known skeptic Michael Shermer, The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies. How We Construct Beliefs as Truths, published this year. The second is the work of German researcher Edmund Parish, first printed in 1897, Hallucinations and Illusions: A Study of the Fallacies of Perception. The Parish reprint is noted for its inclusion of material from the British Society of Psychical Research, along with studies conducted by William James in the U. S. and Munich's Von Schrenk-Notzing in Germany; and the Shermer book is noted for what it reveals about Shermer, himself. Meanwhile, Andrew May reviews the famous poem of Samuel Taylor Coleridge that defied the popular genres of 1798 when it was written and continues to evoke Lovecraftian images today, as set forth in The Ancient Mariner.

From today's maverick science news: Recent tales of "zombie" insects controlled by a variety of different parasites have been expanded to include the woes of the Gypsy Moth caterpillar that succumbs to the hormonal manipulations of a virus that makes the wooly creatures climb to the treetops, anchor themselves, die and liquefy, raining infection down on their previously uninfected brothers and sisters. Elsewhere, sports a new website platform as Stephen Smith points to scarring on an asteroid that should have torn the small object apart, but didn't, giving a more likely origin for the asteroid's physical appearance in Goddess of the Hearth.