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The Secret of Blackjack Woods

Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on May 31st, 2014

I don’t often read fiction, but occasionally a book comes across my path that beckons me to put aside scholarly texts and enjoy a good story. Case in point, The Secret of Blackjack Woods, the debut novel by Ashlen Brown. I recently met the Texas-based author at a cryptozoology event where I picked up a copy. Having no prior knowledge of her book, I was initially drawn in by its mysterious title and cover – which seems to hint at a Bigfoot story – and after a brief conversation with Brown I learned that indeed the impetus for her novel had come from an incident in which her mother and sister sighted a mysterious creature near their family home in Texas. This led to speculation that it could have been a Bigfoot which later inspired Brown to write her heart-felt and downright exciting novel.

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Caught on Camera: Eerie and Alien Reviewed

Posted by: John Kirk on May 26th, 2014

In December last year, MSNBC came up to Canada to interview me for a program on cryptids which was part of the Caught on Camera series.

We talked for about two hours and much of this was recorded on video.

Finally nearly six months later, the cryptid episode aired.

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GODZILLA: The Return Of The King, And The Good, Old-Fashioned Monster Movie

Posted by: Monster Island News on May 18th, 2014

As I left the Cinemark 16 Theater at the Victor Valley Mall this evening I knew that I had just about everything I needed to write this review of Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla” swirling around in my head just waiting to explode. I honestly hadn’t had that much fun at the movies in years.

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Mountain Monsters: Sheepsquatch of Boone County Review

Posted by: Joe Watson on May 13th, 2014

This is one of my favorite episodes of Mountain Monsters. Included are thermal cam shots, trail cam shots, scratches on tree trunks, audio, video and even a bucket of sheepsquatch scat.

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Willow Creek Released in the UK

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 7th, 2014

Well, it looks like the Brits are the lucky ones…

Seems like Bobcat Goldthwait’s Bigfoot film Willow Creek was released last Friday, May 2 in the UK.

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Mountain Monsters: Grafton Monster Review

Posted by: Joe Watson on April 21st, 2014

Destination America has a hit show with ‘Mountain Monsters’. With a rag tag group of hardcore hunters and trappers, calling themselves (AIMS) The Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings are on the trail of the Wolfman, Devil Dog, Grassman, Wampus Beast and even the Grafton Monster! These guys are on the hunt and will not take their tasks lightly.

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Survivorman: Bigfoot Radium Springs Reviewed

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 18th, 2014

Once again we meet up with Les Stroud professing to be a Bigfoot skeptic with Todd Standing.

This episode picks up where episode one ends. Stroud is camping out and comments, “I’ve done a good job of spooking myself! I heard repeated ‘thuds’ in the ground.”

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Survivorman: Bigfoot Nordegg Reviewed

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 13th, 2014

Filmed in Alberta, Canada the scenery is beautiful with rolling hills and thick green forest. Suvivorman Les Stroud professes to be a Bigfoot skeptic, “I need to be able to see it in order to believe it!”. Stroud teams up with tracker Todd Standing. Standing has produced video and photos in the past of what he maintains are “Bigfoot”. Unlike many videos or photos from others, Standing’s video and photos are extremely clear even with closeup faceshots. Standing has been both defended and ridiculed as a hoaxer.

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Bigfoot Cop Reviewed

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 10th, 2014


Up until now, Bigfoot fanatics had only three genres to choose from when looking for literature about or featuring cryptozoology’s best known cryptid: nonfiction of varying degrees of quality, monster erotica, or horror stories. With Bigfoot Cop, bizarro author Kevin Shamel offers a new kind of Bigfoot literature, something that’s fun to read and that places the world’s most famous apelike creature in the spotlight without turning him into a sex object or a rampaging killer. It was about time something like this came along.

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Reviewed: Sasquatch Revealed

Posted by: John Kirk on April 8th, 2014

This is the exhibit I was down in Yakima to see. The opening reception was spectacular and the exhibit itself was just beautifully put together. Bob Gimlin, Thomas Steenburg, Barry Blount, Chris Murphy and I thought the exhibit was put together in the most interesting manner ever. It’s well worth seeing.

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‘Blair Witch’ Creator Revives ‘The Beast of Boggy Creek’

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 27th, 2014


The genius of the The Blair Witch Project was it was all tell, no show. When director Eduardo Sanchez returns to the found footage genre for Exists, the beast is right in the camera’s lens.

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Shooting Bigfoot Viewed and Reviewed in the UK

Posted by: Lesley Cox on March 25th, 2014

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The documentary was aired on British television channel BBC 4 last night. By now the contents of the programme are fairly widely known, with many people reviewing it from various different standpoints.

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Praise for the Hairy Man

Posted by: Micah Hanks on March 20th, 2014

Jeffery Pritchett and Andy Colvin join us to talk about their latest book, Praise For the Hairy Man, that looks at high-strangeness associated with reports of Bigfoot. Is there really more going on in the field of cryptozoology than we realize? From the improbable, to the thought-provoking, this conversation runs the gamut of weirdness, and is highly entertaining for fans of the Big Hairy Guy.

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Another SXSW Film Review: Exists

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 20th, 2014

The film’s got a fairly familiar storyline, a group of college kids/teens decide to go stay at their uncle’s cabin and while on their way there happen to run directly into the TWILIGHT ZONE (sidestepping spoilers here) and do something that pisses off a creature that then becomes hell-bent on revenge!

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SXSW Film Audience Award for Exists

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 19th, 2014

You already know what the jury had to say, but what does the audience have to say about the films at SXSW? The people have spoken! We can now reveal the winners of the SXSW Film Audience Awards!

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