Rise, Pause, Fall. Boom, There It Is: Russian retired heavyweight boxer Nikolai Valuev elected parliament deputy
Alaska Lake Monster May Be Giant Sleeper Shark, Biologist Claims Huffington Post
The "Illie is a sleeper shark" theory is gaining steam this week as the Alaskan lake monster emerges from obscurity to face a lot of publicity thanks to the recent work by biologist Bruce Wright. Loren Coleman is not surprised at this idea and notes that he'd asked Is Illie A Sleeper Shark? a decade ago in his book The Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep. Coleman also comments on Illie's big sister, Nessie and other deep-water dwelling creatures as a Cryptozoologist explains his studies of mysterious creatures like the Loch Ness Monster.
Jeffery Pritchett presents an intriguing interview with Justin Smeja, the man who claims he shot two unknown creatures that he says were Bigfoot. The Smeja story has swirled with controversy since it first began and this interview adds fuel to the fire with Smeja's own contradictory statements. The most glaring contradiction is denying he cut 'slabs of meat' from the bodies. He says it was a small piece of hide yet a couple of questions later mentions he has a lot of "flesh" left over to send to labs. There is no question he sent samples of something. Over on Bigfoot Evidence, discussion is heating up on the topic with Justin Smeja Interviewed: "I did NOT carve any piece of meat or any part off of any animal ever" [Sierra Kills] and in the comments cryptozoologist Dale Drinnon weighs in and contradicts Smeja's statement about the samples, saying that Dr. Melba Ketchum described the sample she received was a steak-like slab. The intial results were that the sample was human in origin so if it didn't come from a dead Bigfoot then where did it come from? If he did shoot a Bigfoot, should it be considered murder? We find Justin Smeja's account deeply disturbing from every angle.