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Intriguing Johor Casts

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 16th, 2007

Raymond Goh of the Malaysian API has passed along his translation of the as yet undiscussed (in the West) discovery of good “Bigfoot” tracks in Johor early in 2007. The photos and details are shared here with his permission. The media in Johor took note of the sightings. The hairy hominoid seen was said to […]

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Top Ten Bigfoot Stories of 2007

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 14th, 2007

Top Ten Bigfoot Stories of 2007 by Loren Coleman, Bigfoot!, and The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates. During 2007, the worldwide interest in unknown hairy human-like creatures moved from a focus in Malaysia in 2005-2006, to more interest again in North American events. Some of the news was purely organizational and people-driven. […]

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Women in Cryptozoology: Jan McGirk in Johor

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 8th, 2007

Flashback: Let us trek back to Johor with newswoman Jan McGirk and revisit the Malaysian situation before it got lost in the morass of the photo hoaxing, to the events surrounding the initial finding of the now famed track cast. Jan McGirk, on the right, assists with the casting compound, to mold the footprint she […]

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McGirk Exclusive: Johor and Yeti Prints

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 7th, 2007

As you may recall, British newspaperwoman Jan McGirk has shared exclusives with us before, from the jungles of Johor. Here’s her latest on the new questions about the Johor cast and thoughts on the recent Yeti finds. McGirk’s email is followed, for visual context, by a video from September 5, 2006, of Jonathan Kent’s BBC […]

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Exclusive from Josh Gates on Yeti Tracks

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 4th, 2007

Joshua Gates (R) displaying alleged footprint of Yeti. Updated with new video. See at bottom. On this way back from Nepal, Josh has deplaned in Zanzibar and written a quick report for us here. Meanwhile, my coauthor Patrick appeared on Fox National News to talk about our field guide’s sense of these new Yeti reports […]

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60 Minutes’ Morley Safer, AMNH, and Cryptozoology

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 4th, 2007

On Friday, November 30, 2007, I took the train to New York City from Portland, Maine. It is a long ride, but I decided to try it out, catch up on some reading, and see what came my way. I was surprised by the person I ran into on the train: CBS 60 Minutes correspondent […]

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Updated Yeti Footcast News

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 3rd, 2007

Joshua Gates (R) displaying alleged footprint of Yeti. Despite the fact that the new Yeti cast found by Joshua Gates closely mirrors the one he found in Johor, perhaps I was wrong about the first image floating out of Asia of it being a stock picture. I have confirmed that it sounds like it, indeed, […]

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More on Johor vs Yeti Casts

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 3rd, 2007

Above is the December 1, 2007, image of a “Yeti footcast” from Nepal. While it is unique, it does overtly resemble the Orang Dalam footcast that Josh Gates recovered from Malaysia in 2006. The Group API decided to more closely compare what they saw as an uncritical examination of the Johor footcasts. Below are their […]

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Sumatran Rhino Photographed in Malaysia

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 3rd, 2007

Maybe those footprints photographed in February 2006, were significantly those of a Sumatran rhino and not a Johor Bigfoot or Orang Dalam, as it turns out. A Sumatran rhinoceros has been photographed in peninsular Malaysia in the first sighting for more than a decade, raising hopes the animal can avoid extinction, a report said Sunday. […]

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Photo Truth: Is That A Yeti Cast?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 2nd, 2007

The above photograph was published and broadcast worldwide on December 1, 2007. It allegedly shows “Destination: Truth” TV host Josh Gates displaying a sample cast of what was said to be a footprint found in Nepal’s Khumbu region. Gates talked to Asian reporters in Katmandu on Friday, November 30, 2007, about his find and the […]

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Yeren Spotted in Shennongjia

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 20th, 2007

Wild men spotted again in Shennongjia Two giant ape-like creatures were spotted in the afternoon of November 18, 2007, in Shennongjia, an area famous for the legendary “Bigfoot” Wild Man [or Yeren] located in central China’s Hubei Province. Four independently traveling tourists claimed that they were almost face to face with two Wild Men while […]

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Nguoi Rung’s “Wild Woman” Is Feral Again

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 5th, 2007

The “feral woman” said to have been seen with a hairy wild man, a Nguoi Rung, the wild forest people of Indochina, has decided she’s had enough of civilization. She has escaped back into the Indochinese rainforest. A woman who lived in the jungle for 18 years has run away from her family and returned […]

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In Pursuit of Cryptozoology

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 4th, 2007

You have many choices of events to attend during the last quarter of 2007. Here are some visual reminders of the upcoming end of the year Cryptozoology conferences: Saturday, December 1, 2007, “Introduction to Cryptozoology,” Mythic Creatures, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York. The AMNH model of Gigantopithecus is part of […]

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Expedition: New Orang Pendek Discovery

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 20th, 2007

Adam Davies is shown with a 2004 cast of an Orang Pendek track. Courtesy BBC News. Davies has good news from his latest expedition efforts in search of this hidden primate. Adam Davies has returned from his pursuit of the Sumatran Orang Pendek, having been gone from September 2 through his return today. In conjunction […]

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Cryptozoology’s Subdivisions

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 19th, 2007

Yep, that’s me. Getting carried away with my passion for all things cryptozoological. I noticed today on the web that one of those “ask” sites had this question: “What are the different fields in Cryptozoology?” This was their “Best Answer – Chosen By Voters” – to wit – “Cryptozoology is a branch of zoology; I […]

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