Update: Cryptozoology Caught on Camera

The Caught on Camera episode is definitely on Sunday. I have now seen it on my PVR listings. Not happy with the name of the episode. “Eerie and Alien” is not how I would describe the subjects I investigate. Definitely not my choice of appellations.

I am going to be on TV on Sunday May 25th in a new episode of Caught on Camera on MSNBC at 8 p.m. Eastern and 5 p.m. Pacific.

See also: Cryptozoology Caught on Camera

Satire: Sasquatch Capture Disappointingly Easy

If it was only this easy my little chihuahuas.

Amazing how to some, the lives of a lot of us here is a mere caricature and the object of derision. I do know, however, we will have the last laugh. It’s just a matter of time. Sasquatch can’t stay blurry forever, one day it has to come into focus.

Bigfoot hunters at a loss after fabled beast not even hiding anymore

SQUAMISH – Local hiker Bob Jamison has finally found the Sasquatch, stumbling into him on a hiking trip. Bigfoot, or “Foot” as he likes to be called, was found “just chilling” watching television and drinking beer.

“To be quite honest, it was kind of stupid,” said Jamison. “I mean he was just sitting on a couch, a couch in the middle of the forest, where there are literally no couches, watching TV. How do you miss him? It’s like he wasn’t even trying.”

Upon being found, Bigfoot was reported to have said, “You got me man, you got me,” before returning to his nap.

“He looked like he was going to attack for me for second but then he just said, ‘Screw it’ and went to sleep. It was kind of pathetic,” added Jamison.

Perhaps most notably, Jamison had captured detailed pictures of the Sasquatch along with video evidence, a never previously accomplished feat. However, the American Bigfoot Watchers Association (ABWA) claims this disproves the sighting.

“Didn’t you notice that he’s not blurry?” asked president of the ABWA and self-proclaimed Sasquatch expert Alex T. Poklevich. “That’s like his trademark man, do you think Bigfoot would just forget to be blurry? He didn’t for us.”

An anonymous member of the ABWA stated that Poklevich was just concerned for their jobs.

“It’s pretty hard being a Bigfoot hunter if he actually exists, I mean people will believe us now,” he said. “I’ll probably have to find other work, maybe a government conspiracy nut, the History channel has shows on that, right?”

When asked to comment, Bigfoot said he was shocked, claiming that he put a lot of effort into hiding from humanity, only to be found lazing around at his home.

“I took all the precautions, you know. I disguised myself in public, when I went to the store I wore my fake mustache and glasses, pretended to read giant newspapers, I did everything right.”

When asked how his life will change as a result of this newfound exposure, “Foot” responded, “I’ll have to be more careful when I eat people . . . and I’ll probably have to pay for cable now.”

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Sasquatch Days 2014

Tourism Harrison Hot Springs and the Sts:ailes nation are jointly presenting Sasquatch Days on June 7th and 8th. The activities are just too many for me to detail here, but you can look at the link to peruse all the attractions that are part of this festival. I do want to give a shout out to my really good friends and sasquatch bros Thomas Steenburg and Bill Miller who will have a booth and be making presentations. They are both really approachable and enjoy talking to anyone about the ‘Squatch. Pay them a vist and you won’t be disappointed.

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Sasquatch Days 2014

Sasquatch Days has a long history in Harrison Hot Springs. The original Sasquatch Days were a two-day event that took place on May 23 & 24th, 1938. It was a major event attended by some 2000 First Nations people from a host of different bands from both Canada and the United States. The Honorable A. Wells Grey, Minister of Lands from the province of BC was on hand to open the event and so was invested Chief Sespatch, honorary Chieftain of the Chehalis Band (known today as “Sts’ailes”).

This intercultural celebration includes canoe races, traditional salmon barbeque, medicine walks, cultural boat tours, arts & craft activities, games, entertainment and most importantly talks on the Sasquatch from Sts’ailes experts and local Harrison Hot Springs Sasquatch investigators.

Harrison Hot Springs has always been a center of Sasquatch activity and little wonder as the very word Sasquatch derives from the Sts’ailes word “Sa:sq’ets” meaning ‘wild man’. The Sasquatch is sacred to the Sts’ailes and as the symbol of their people it is only fitting that this celebration stick with the name given to this very popular event that last took place in 1938.

This two-day event will begin at 9:30 am Saturday June 7th with a short procession to Harrison Lake Plaza where a welcoming ceremony will be held at 10:00. Each day will feature artisan activity tables, medicine walks and opportunities for intercultural sharing. Saturday morning the main event starts as war canoes gather for a friendly competition that will continue with final races on Sunday. Of course, no canoe race is complete without a traditional salmon barbeque that will take place Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

The Salish Dancers…open the Cultural Stage at the St. Alice Hall on Saturday.

The joint hosts for this event, Sts’ailes First Nations and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, invite visitors to this unique event that brings two communities together in an opportunity to learn about the traditions of the Sts’ailes people and share cultural experiences.

Mask Associated With Sasquatch Lore Returned to B.C. First Nation

The tradition of sasquatch was transmitted to us by the First Nations of British Columbia. In particular, the Chehalis or Sts’ailes nation who reside near Harrison Mills, were the providers of much of the early sighting reports that J. W. Burns prolifically documented for posterity. I am extremely pleased about the repatriation of a sasquatch mask created by the late Ambrose Point to the Chehalis people. If you own Meet the Sasquatch or http://www.amazon.com/dp/0888396570/tag=cryptomundo08-20/ compiled by my good friend and colleague Chris Murphy, you will have seen Point’s mask which is clearly not human.

For decades the mask has resided at Vancouver Museum. I saw it in 2005 at Sasquatch exhibit created by Chris. It is a thing of beauty and a joy forever to quote,the poet John Keats.

The Victoria Times Colonist has provided the background to the repatriation of the mask.

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A Sasq’ets mask, commonly know as sasquatch, is seen in this undated handout photo. Bigfoot sightings may be elusive, but a sasquatch mask missing for 75 years was easily found after a simple request from a British Columbia First Nation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, Museum of Vancouver

Hunting for an elusive sasquatch mask revered by a British Columbia First Nation has been a 16-year journey for James Leon, taking him through London, Boston, New York and Ottawa.

In the end, all it took was a question to the lady sitting next to him at a Vancouver event that led him to his nation’s Sasq’ets mask that vanished 75 years ago.

Leon was at a repatriation event for another First Nations artifact held by the Vancouver Museum when he asked the lady sitting beside him if she knew of the ape-like mask partially covered in bear fur.

“Her eyes lit up and she said ‘We were just looking at that mask the other day.’ And they were gracious enough to go get it for me,” he said with a chuckle.

The mask disappeared in 1939 from Sts’ailes First Nation, near Harrison Hot Springs in B.C.’s Fraser Valley.

Community elders told Leon that the mask had been taken by J.W. Burns, a teacher at the Chehalis Indian Day School, and a man obsessed with the sasquatch legend.

Burns, who is often credited for bringing the word “sasquatch” into common use, donated the mask to the Vancouver Museum.

Leon took the job of finding the mask seriously and learned it had been on travelling display. He searched through the archives of several museum’s known for having artifacts from British Columbia.

While all those elders are gone, he said they’d be pleased the mask has been returned.

“We do burning for the sasquatch. It’s our belief that his primary role is to ensure that the land is being taken care of. Because everyone of us, as Sts’ailes people, we carry an ancestral name, a rich name from the land.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Lake Monster Commission Needs More Time

An Icelandic man is claiming the $4,500 in reward money offered for photographic or videographic proof of the existence of the Lagarfljot cryptid.

Personally, this video does not appear to show a living creature. However, I have seen other footage that is more persuasive.

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The 13-person truth commission set up by the district council of Fljótsdalshérað municipality in East Iceland in August 2012 to evaluate whether the infamous lake monster Lagarfljótsormurinn (Lagarfljót worm) is the phenomenon filmed by Hjörtur Kjerúlf, farmer at Hrafnkelsstaðir, has requested more time to complete the task, visir.is reports.

The committee says that more time is needed in order to evaluate a number of other videos claiming to show the lake monster but emphasizes that it does not believe that costs will get out of hand.

Hjörtur has made claim to the ISK 500,000 (USD 4,400, EUR 3,200) prize in a competition the local municipality launched 15 years ago on photos of Lagarfljótsormurinn. The prize was never paid out because none of the photos entered were thought to show the monster. However, the district council at the time promised that if the monster would ever be caught on camera, the photographer would be entitled to the prize.

Hjörtur’s video received huge interest both in Iceland and abroad and many other people have said that they too have seen the lake monster. Close to five million people have watched Hjörtur’s video on YouTube.

17.08.2012 | Commission to Verify Iceland Lake Monster Video
10.02.2012 | Iceland’s “Lake Monster” on US National TV

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