Friday, December 13, 2013

News Updates for Friday the 13th of December

Today in Bigfoot History | Dec 12, 2012 | Bigfoot Spotted near Cultus (Kultus?) Lake

K9 Search for Bigfoot

Monsters and Mysteries in America: Chupacabra, Zombie Soldiers, Lake Worth Monster
Orang Pendek Project: Footprint Cast

“Sasquatch Revealed”

Bigfoot: A Scientific View

New Sasquatch Children’s Book

Cryptozoologist of the Year 2013: Dr. Bryan Sykes

Scott McMan of Ghost Theory has viewed Dead Bigfoot, the newly released documentary about Justin Smeja and the infamous Sierra Kills case in which Smeja claims that he shot two Bigfoot dead. One of them was a juvenile according to Smeja and the friend who was with him during the 2010 encounter. McMan finds Justin Smeja to be a "stone cold killer" and denounces him as a textbook sociopath. McMan asks the question we have all been wondering since the Sierra Kills story first appeared--Justin Smeja says he just began shooting at the Bigfoot at first sight, which is disturbing enough but it also means he freely fired upon what very well could have been a man in a costume. At that moment, Justin Smeja had no idea if he was seeing a human or a cryptid creature. Why would he shoot at a possibly unarmed man without cause? The Sierra Kills case is a strange one and one that we almost hope is a hoax...In other much more positive cryptozoology news Cryptozoonews announces Dr. Bryan Sykes asCryptozoologist of the Year 2013. Sykes made headlines earlier this year as he revealed his Oxford DNA testing showed Yeti samples were really from a polar bear/grizzly hybrid. Meanwhile, Karl Shuker gleefully puts the cryptid into Christmas with a look at the giant boar called the Gloso which is associated with Sweden's Yuletide celebrations: Pigging out at Christmas-It's Grim with the Gloso.

This is a real head-scratcher. How could Matt Moneymaker of "Finding Bigfoot" challenge the evidence that Bill Mums presents that the Matilda footage shows nothing more that a Chewbacca costume? It’s not the first example we’ve seen of belief trumping evidence. Spike TV is about to give Moneymaker a run for his TV money, as "$10 Million Bigfoot Bounty" Set to Premiere in January. Everyone wants in on the Bigfoot action apparently.Bigfoot Hunters Seek Sasquatch in Oconee Co., about the Carolina Society for Paranormal Research and Investigation, Inc. looking for the source of found footprints 18 inches in length, makes us wonder what a “paranormal” group is doing investigating Bigfoot. No such questions arise about Adam Davies, author of Extreme Expeditions, when he answers a few soft questions about The Life Of A Cryptozoologist: Hunting Monsters. Finally, here is a big Happy Birthday to cryptozoologist Karl Shuker who talks aboutCryptozoology And The Birthday Present That Changed My Life. The present? A copy of Bernard Heuvelmans's On the Track of Unknown Animals.

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