Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Pritchett Family Has Possible Sasquatch aka Skunk Ape Encounter Bigfoot Evidence
Jeffery Pritchett takes time out from conducting interviews for Examiner to share a pretty spooky experience of his own--a possible run in with a Skunk Ape. The mystery creature was not seen but put up an awful commotion outside Pritchett's home, and now he says a cat has gone missing and a funky smell has permeated their house for days. The accompanying Skunk Ape sketch pointed us in the direction of this related article by Linda Godfrey on yet another Bigfoot/Skunk Ape encounter back in 2005 in which a guy got a darned good look at The Face of Bigfoot, whom, in this case was dubbed "Bad Hair Day Bigfoot" for obvious reasons...and while we're on the crypto subject, take a moment to check out CFZ's feature: Meet Cryptozoologist Dr. Karl Shuker, and find out some details on one of our favorite experts in the field of cryptozoology.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Children Investgate ‘Creature From Curridge’ Newberry Today
Well, if nothing else, this is certainly the cutest cryptid report to cross our desks in a while. A group of kids in the village of Newberry in the UK have taken it upon themselves to solve the mystery of the "Creature from Curridge". The odd cartoon-like animal, sighted several time near their school, has a long, swan-like neck and a bushy tail and is accompanied by a cat companion. The Curridge school decided to fully embrace their very own cryptid mystery and investigate--drawing pictures and writing reports and stories. We applaud their efforts and hope to hear the results of their investigation soon...meanwhile, Dr. Matthew A. Johnson shares his Theory As To Why There Have Been So Many Recent Hoaxes, and we agree with him and think that's about 95% option #3. Also from Bigfoot Evidence is this short video with Todd Standing Tease[ing] Evidence of Montana Bigfoot. Simply trying to spot the Bigfoot supposedly shown in the 2 second clip is akin to deciphering one of those infuriating Magic Eye posters we all stared at back in the 90s. It isn't all that convincing, but if Les Stroud trusts this guy then we are going to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Monday, January 07, 2013
Sunday, January 06, 2013
This was actually a pretty great episode, a 7 1/2 out of 10, focusing on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington State, where the Finding Bigfoot team hooked up with the Washington BFRO, including the one and only Tyler Bounds, who led them to the area he got some interesting audio recordings not very long ago. For the first night operations, the team split into groups, and Cliff got a very interesting thermal hit which appeared to be humanlike, and it did not seem to be a member of their party. This left the team puzzled as to what it was, but they decided to wait to get back to a place where they could examine it. In the meantime, Cliff, Matt and Ranae went to hold a town hall meeting, but held it with people that Tyler personally filtered out himself; Bobo stayed in the field for solo operations, and it seemed promising for what he was doing, but he ultimately got nothing. There were several stories told at the meeting, and investigated by the team, including an individual who had some photos of tracks where the photographer used a pen as scale in the photo, a smart move on his part. The tracks looked pretty good, but it was hard to tell if they were from a 'Squatch or not. After interviewing several other witnesses (including one which seemed to be doubted a bit by even Moneymaker!), they decided to switch tactics and use a FLIR truck which monitors a large area with thermal cameras. This thermal was so good, field mice were even seen hopping around near a mother deer and her fawn. The team did some calls, and found...well, I will not spoil it. All in all, the best episode of the season so far. Next week, the team heads to the Sportsman's Paradise of Louisiana, 10:00 EST/9:00 Central on Animal Planet. Check local listings for time and channel.
How The Takahe Made A Lazarus-Like Comeback CFZ-New Zealand
Long ago, Dr Geoffrey Orbell accepted a challenge when his mum said this bird was "supposed to be extinct". RR shares this rollicking tale of adventure emphasizing the importance of knowing where to look, rather than giving up and saying something's extinct. There's a similar story from down under, according to Tia Ghose. An Odd Mammal Thought Long Extinct In Australia May Still Live in Australia. The long-beaked echidna is known to roam New Guinea, yet the discovery of a specimen from 1901 with contemporary accounts from aborigines are putting biologists on the track of this critter. Another man collecting evidence on strange beasts is Robert Bartholomew. His book, The Untold Story of Champ, has been a topic of discussion by veering away from monsterology and examining the unexpected but explainable aspects of Lake Champlain's monster. Andrew Roiter's just finished reading his copy of the book, covering The Hunt, The Creature, And The Controversy.