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Fox News Bigfoot Investigation

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 17th, 2007

You may remember the FOX News journalist Griff Jenkins who was allowed to tag along on the BFRO’s Michigan Bigfoot Expedition back in July. The news segment that aired on Fox & Friends has finally made its way to youtube.

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Bigfooter Buchanan Killed

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 16th, 2007

Heroes pass away in many ways. Sad news to pass along. Known within the Bigfoot community as “SquatchCommando,” Dan Buchanan started showing up big, via online forums in 2007, arguing for a pro-Bigfoot position. SquatchCommando was a Marine Corps veteran who encountered a Bigfoot while on a training mission at Quantico, Virginia. He had appeared […]

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Killer Sheep and Other Cinema Beasts

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 16th, 2007

Opening today, August 16, in Australia, is a debut film, Black Sheep, from writer-director Jonathan King. A movie about killer mutant sheep, in which genetic engineering is the evil underpinning of the film, doesn’t sound too cryptozoological. But Black Sheep and its little mutant lamb that foreshadows thousands turning into bloodthirsty predators is reminiscent of […]

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Cryptid Cat: Maine Mystery Despite Fox Fur

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 16th, 2007

This photograph was not published again with all the articles being run in New England (from Boston to Bangor) today on the results of the DNA sampling. Oakland — A scrap of hair and skin from a rock where an Oakland man reported seeing a mountain lion came from a fox, according to a state […]

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Manitoba Mounties Nab Sasquatch

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 16th, 2007

Manitoba Mounties nab Whiteshell ‘sasquatch’ Teen in gorilla mask frightened campers for two years Mounties in eastern Manitoba have nabbed a strange, hairy monster that has been stalking campgrounds in and around the Whiteshell Provincial Park for the past two summers. Police received the call around midnight on July 30 from a woman who had […]

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Bahia Photo Solved

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 15th, 2007

Click on image for full size version. The cultural reality behind the above Bahia photograph has been solved, I feel, quite correctly, via new information from a Brazilian, Mori of Forgetomori. This is especially valid, as Mori has clearly shown a good comparison to the area and the practice resulting in what is seen above, […]

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Takahē Discoverer Dies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 15th, 2007

The Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri ). Photo: New Zealand’s Mount Bruce Organization. Geoffrey Orbell (October 7, 1908 – August 15, 2007) was a doctor and keen tramper/bush walker best known for the rediscovery of the Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri ) in 1948. The Takahē was widely thought to be extinct but Orbell suspected it might survive. While […]

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A Bridge Too Far…For Some

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 15th, 2007

You never know where a bridge will take you. This is the Devil’s Elbow bridge in Oklahoma, along Route 66. Photo: legendsofamerica.com Whether you have thought my attention to the Mothman links has been wonderful or weird, most folks, let’s say, have had an opinion one way or another. A few have not understood why […]

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Free Books At “Halloween At Hadlock”

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 15th, 2007

This Friday, April 17, 2007, is “Halloween at Hadlock.” I will be appearing at the Portland Sea Dogs – the Red Sox AA game – with Dan Gordon, the co-author of Haunted Baseball: Ghosts, Curses, Legends & Eerie Events (Lyons Press, 2007). Dan will be giving away five just-off-the-press editions of Haunted Baseball, and I […]

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Fremont Lion Found Dead At School

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 14th, 2007

When I was investigating mountain lion, puma, mystery cat, and black panther reports in the 1970s, many accounts from northern California were not believed. For example, in 1973, from Concord to Danville, California, people reported seeing a black panther. (Source: Vallejo Times-Herald, March 5, 1973.) I guess times have changed in those neck of the […]

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Fenghuang: Mothman in China?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 14th, 2007

Monday afternoon, August 13, 2007, a bridge fell in Fenghuang, China. Early reports are of over 30 killed, 46 missing, and 86 saved. (Update, August 15: The death toll is 36 with 23 missing.) You must look closely at the photographs above and below to see the humans and their recovery equipment; the bridge collapse […]

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Giant New England Devil Fish Found

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 14th, 2007

Wire services are spreading the news worldwide of an unusual weekend find near Boston, a giant manta ray. Salem’s sea monster is really a manta ray Experts thought they were being fed a whopper of a fish tale – but when they got to Salem they were astounded to find locals had netted a giant […]

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More On Lakota Thunderbirds

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 14th, 2007

Following up on the current report of Thunderbirds or Mothmen from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation mentioned yesterday, I wanted to share this map of the location of the sightings. The Lakota and Dakota have stylization their representations of Thunderbirds for hundreds of years. How some of these have come into white culture is as […]

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Cryptotourism Ideas

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 14th, 2007

Go and Get Monstered What do you do with your little monsters this summer holiday? Take them to meet some of their relatives! Robin Gauldie goes in pursuit of monsters and other weird creatures…  Netting Nessie No monster hunt would be complete without a visit to Scotland’s Loch Ness. You can take your little darlings […]

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New Lakota “Mothman” Sighting

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 13th, 2007

 The image of the “Thunder Being” or Thunderbird is a relatively rare one at the Jeffers site, appearing only 3 times. The multi-jointed wings in this glyph correspond to ethnographic descriptions from Dakota Indians recorded during the late nineteenth century. University of Minnesota. I’ve received word today that “Mothman” (the term used by my Native […]

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