Friday, November 01, 2013

Would You: Trick or Treat Sasquatch?

Bigfoot Files: Zana DNA Test Results Are In

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 1st, 2013
If you were expecting or even hoping that Zana was a Neanderthal or Almasty, you might be in for a shock.

Bigfoot Files: Episode 3

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 1st, 2013
The ‘Almasty’ is Russia’s very own Bigfoot. It has been written about for over 300 years, and Russia’s Almasty hunters claim there have been over 10,000 encounters over the years.
The big theory in Russia is that it’s a surviving hominid, possibly even a Neanderthal.<
Investigate Further: Bigfoot Files: Episode 3 »

DeNovo Denied?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 1st, 2013
DeNovo has no legal rights of any kind relating to “The Journal” (The Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Exploration in Zoology), or its associates. DeNovo and its subsidiaries are fully owned and operated by Melba Ketchum and Robin Haynes.
Read the full statement posted by the Foundation for Advanced Zoological Exploration regarding the Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Exploration in Zoology here at Cryptomundo!
Investigate Further: DeNovo Denied? »

Looking For Bigfoot on Halloween?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 31st, 2013
In search of Bigfoot? Enjoy one of these outings while you’re at it
Halloween is a great time to search the dark North woods for Bigfoot. And maybe you’ll find a nice hike.
Of the many Bigfoot sightings compiled on the Internet, the number in Washington is striking. If you look into what kind of territory the reports suggest the creature prefers, maybe that’s no surprise.
Investigate Further: Looking For Bigfoot on Halloween? »

USA Hair Samples Used in Sykes’ Study

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 31st, 2013
Details of the four samples used for the Sasquatch portion of Sykes’ DNA Study.
Investigate Further: USA Hair Samples Used in Sykes’ Study »

Bigfoot Spotted on Google Earth?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 31st, 2013
Don’t ask me who is sitting around probing every inch of of the North American wilderness on Google Earth looking for evidence of Bigfoot. All that matters is that someone did it, and that the image follows the classic Bigfoot sighting model: Blurry and inconclusive.
Investigate Further: Bigfoot Spotted on Google Earth? »

Idaho Bigfoot Video: Zoomed In, Stabilized and Slowed Down

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 31st, 2013
Another recent video posted here on Cryptomundo, the Mississippi Skunk Ape Video?, received much more positive commentary after it was stabilized.
Do the Cryptomundians feel differently about this one now too?

Mysteries at the Museum: Elusive Skunk Ape

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 31st, 2013
I missed this episode of the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum that aired on October 24th.
I don’t know when it will air again, but the episode is entitled: The Death William Wood, Hacker Spy, Skunk Ape
Here’s a clip from the Skunk Ape segment, featuring Loren Coleman.

Bigfoot Files: Episode 2 Videos

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 30th, 2013
Watch video clips from the episode here at Cryptomundo!
Investigate Further: Bigfoot Files: Episode 2 Videos »

Mississippi Skunk Ape Video Stabilized

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 30th, 2013
What do the Cryptomundians think after seeing this?
I think it looks pretty darn good…
Investigate Further: Mississippi Skunk Ape Video Stabilized »

Unedited Sasquatch DNA Press Conference

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 30th, 2013
Here is the entire press conference footage from October 1, 2013.
Watch it here on Cryptomundo!
Investigate Further: Unedited Sasquatch DNA Press Conference »

Bigfoot Files: The Making of the Yeti Documentary

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 30th, 2013
Exec producer Harry Marshall writes about how this documentary came about, to find the real story behind the centuries-old Yeti legend.

Bigfoot Scares and Surprises Kids

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 29th, 2013
Here’s a feelgood Bigfoot video…
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UK Bigfoot and Wildmen

Posted by: Nick Redfern on October 29th, 2013
“He was naked and was like a man in all his members, covered with hair and with a long shaggy beard. He eagerly ate whatever was brought to him, but if it was raw he pressed it between his hands until all the juice was expelled.”
Investigate Further: UK Bigfoot and Wildmen »

Home, Strange Home

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on October 29th, 2013
Looks like the episode of HGTV’s “Home Strange Home” that features my house/monster collection will finally air on Halloween Oct 31 @ 1:00pm (CST). (It was filmed 1 year ago!) Episode 202, titled “Christmas, Jai, & Purple House.”
Details and photos here on Cryptomundo!
Investigate Further: Home, Strange Home »

Bigfoot Caught on Video in Idaho?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 29th, 2013
Two hunters film a Big foot in remote Idaho wilderness.
Investigate Further: Bigfoot Caught on Video in Idaho? »

What Now? Go Find A Living Ancient Polar Bear!

Akulivik hunters recently encountered a Bigfoot along a caribou trail in a remote area near the Hudson Bay. The Bigfoot was spotted ahead of them on the trail and apparently saw them as competition for his caribou prey so he defended its territory by throwing rocks at the hunting party. Bigfoot wasn't completely inconsiderate though, as he left some nice, clearly imprinted footprints behind for researchers to ooh and ahhh over...Meanwhile, people near Myrtle Beach, SC claim that a Mysterious creature in Picayune resembles 'El Chupacabra'. No, it doesn't. Unless Chupacabra has put on a "Coyote with mange" costume for Halloween that's simply a coyote with mange. In these cases, it's safe to assume the old adage, "When you hear hoofbeats, think mangy coyotes"...or something like that...Karl Shuker shares the tale of another creatively named cryptid that became part of Sioux mythology and was identified when the bones of the Thunderhorse were found. Oddly enough, the bones belonged to an ancient rhino-like creature that actually is distantly related to horses.

The big, hairy guy has been accepted as one of their own by the residents of Whitehall, N.Y. after nearly 40 years of consistent sightings in the town after a 1976 incident (the Abdair Road incident) put the place on the map. However, Bigfoot's been prowling the deep woods around Whitehall for hundreds of years, says writer and researcher Paul Bartholomew, with reports originating with the Iroquois 200 years ago. But New York isn't the only northern historical hotspot for Bigfoot sightings as this 126 year old newspaper report reveals a 10-foot-tall ‘wild man’ was killed in 1886 after apparently killing three men camping in a remote location. Then again, this tall tale was passed along by word-of-mouth with absolutely no evidence so there's no way to verify its authenticity. It's a bit funny how even 126 years later even with all our technology, we still sometimes have the same problem!

This writer believes that if the scientific community would be a little more open-minded in their acceptance of evidence, the mystery of Bigfoot would be considered solved. In other words, if science would accept the "hard" evidence," like footprints and DNA evidence, Bigfoot would officially exist. Instead it seems that nothing less than an actual Bigfoot, dead or alive, will convince skeptics, which is the conundrum Bigfoot researchers have faced for the past 50 years or so. The same rule applies to the Loch Ness Monster, which has refused to give up any evidence of its existence other than a few indistinct photos and numerous eyewitness reports like this one: Nessie on land-The Margaret Munro case, from 1934 in which a woman claims to have seen Nessie out of the water and walking around on the banks of the Loch. Unfortunately, she didn't have a camera, but she gave an incredibly detailed description of the creature that holds up to scrutiny 80 years later (Glasgow Boy conducts some impressive research and testing here).

Don't forget to "Fall Back" This Weekend!!!!!!

Set your clocks back one hour before bedtime Saturday night for Daylight Savings Time.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Reviews: Smokey and the Fouke Monster/Too Close to the Mirror/The Man Behind the Legend/The Legend of Smokey Crabtree/Laughsquatch

1. Smokey and The Fouke Monster, by Smokey Crabtree

This is an excellent book, which introduces us to a unique man, J.E. "Smokey" Crabtree, who talks about his early life in the Sulphur River bottoms where he lives with 6 other children (2 brothers, 4 sisters) and his mother and father, but his father dies when Smokey is 5, so he and his brothers are basically left to be the men of the house. Smokey and his family have to either farm their own food or catch it in order to survive, and they learn these skills to catch fish, deer, beavers,  alligator, all kinds of different game animals in order to survive. Smokey also writes about taking down a large blue boar which his family chased for 17 years with just a .22 rifle. He also writes of taking pipeline jobs in different regions and states, taking his wife and family along with him on these jobs. He also writes about his family's experiences with the Fouke Monster, including his son Lynn's sighting, the family hearing but not seeing the creature and the find of footprints in his brother-in-law Willie Smith's bean field in 1971. He also writes of his legal struggles with Charles B. Pierce, director of The Legend of Boggy Creek, over some of the treatment of Smokey and the people of Fouke. I highly recommend this book and give it a 9 3/4 out of 10.

2. Too Close To The Mirror, by Smokey Crabtree

This sequel book, coming 27 years after his original book (which was written in 1974; this one was written in 2001), is a great follow-u to his first book, detailing more about Smokey's life and his battles with Charles B. Pierce, who had screwed Smokey and the town over during the filming of The Legend of Boggy Creek. He also writes of more pipeline jobs, including one where his son Tommy was unfortunately killed on one job. Smokey also writes about opening a grocery store in Fouke, which was more trouble then it was worth, and of divorcing,re-marrying and divorcing again. He also writes of the Skeleton found in the Four States area close to the Texas/Arkansas border in 1991, which Smokey received from these two hunters nd still has in his possession today, and he believes that the creature which was turned into the skeleton is responsible for 97% of most of the happenings in and around that area. Smokey also gives some tips on hunting and tricks of the trade where that is concerned. This is a great follow-up to his first book, and I highly recommend it and give it a 10 out of 10.

3. The Man Behind The Legend, by Smokey Crabtree

They say the third time is the charm. Well, that certainly applies to Smokey Crabtree's third book, which is not to say his first two books are not great, but this one is a great finish to the trilogy of books. He continues to write about his hunting trips, including some funny stories, as well as about his life and the people he has met along the way. He also writes about more of his pipeline work, which is very dangerous work, but pays well. There are chapters about his adventures in the bottoms, as well as capturing and killing a large beaver and his pulling pranks on people out in the bottoms. He also writes about his youngest son, Jay, going on a frog hunt and the young man catches about 45 bullfrogs. It is a fitting end to the trilogy and really compelling. I give this one 10 1/2 out of 10.

4. The Legend of Smokey Crabtree (CD)

This CD is Smokey telling 6 different stories about his life and travels, including about the Fouke Monster, the skeleton in his possession, his early childhood and other stories. There is even a song by Red Lane which is all about Smokey and his life. I do enjoy this CD a good bit, and give it 11 out of 10.

All of those previous items can be found at 

5. Laughsquatch, by Robert Swain

This book is an excellent and funny chronicle, via cartoon, of Robert Swain's comical look at the Sasquatch field, done very much in the style of the Far Side and takes a humorous look at the different things we as Squatchers have to deal with, such as hoaxers and the mindspeak people and the field research and the evidence for the Sasquatch, all done in a very humorous way. I laughed out loud at all the cartoons, very funny stuff. I highly recommend this one. Perfect 10 out of 10. This one is available at