Cave Bear, Cryptid Canines & More

Posted by: David Weatherly on October 14th, 2013

Here’s some video from a recent expedition I did with friends from Crypto Four Corners. Cave Bears, Skinwalkers and more.

David Weatherly About David Weatherly
David Weatherly is a paranormal investigator, Author and World Explorer. For over 35 years he has explored the world of the strange, investigating cases around the country and abroad. He has written and lectured on a diverse range of topics including Cryptozoology, Ufology and Hauntings. David has also studied Shamanic and magical traditions with elders from numerous cultures including Europe, Tibet, Native America, and Africa. He has appeared on numerous radio programs including: Coast to Coast AM, Dreamland, Veritas and Darkness Radio. David was also featured in Watchers Volume 5. He is a writer for Intrepid Magazine and is the author of "The Black Eyed Children" and "Strange Intruders."

6 Responses to “Cave Bear, Cryptid Canines & More”

  1. xzorter responds:

    IMHO, J.C Johnson is one of the most captivating tellers of story I have ever heard. I have listened to many hours of podcast of him being interviewed and they are remarkable some of the strange encounters he has either experienced or heard about first hand concerning mostly the 4 corners area.

    Thanks for sharing that little video.

  2. Hapa responds:

    Bear sighting: The animal encountered near the four corners monument sounds almost identical to a Giant Short faced Bear, save for the long bushy tail. Sarkastodon, a bear like Creodont, was more like a Grizzly bear in build than the Giant Short faced bear, and thus a lot different than what was seen at the site. Chapalmalania, a giant Sourth American raccon, was very bearlike in build and had a long bushy tail, but it too had the classic super robust bear like body, not like that of the beast seen near the monument.

    The horse sized bear that was seen at the reservation is interesting, but more info on its appearance is needed.

    I doubt that Giant Short Faced Bears still exist: though some have tried to show that they did at times eat plants (which they have proven through some form of tests done on their fossilized bones), they were primarily bully scavengers, forcing other predators away from a kill in order to eat their kills. Their jaws were so strong they could crack mammoth bones. They lived in a time when North America had more big game (and a greater variety of big game) than modern Africa; It needs a lot of food and roaming range to survive. I doubt if it could adapt quickly enough to survive whatever doomed its food (Climate change, human intrusion, a few other factors most likely did in America’s megafauna).

  3. Goodfoot responds:

    Hapa: So what did they see, a Moose? No Moose sightings in the 4C that I’m aware of.

  4. Hapa responds:


    No Moose looks like a Tailed Arctodus. I do not know what they saw, but with a tail like that, and the lack of big game to sustain it (it was a bully scavenger, could not pursue quick prey like deer or horses (if its prey made a sharp turn in a run, and it treid to do the same, snap goes its legs), there is no way it was a relict Arctodus. Its unknown. All we can do is say what it was not. It is intriguing.

  5. NMRNG responds:

    I bet they saw a Newfoundland. We had friends with a very large Newfie who they named Bear who met the description of the animal these people are claiming was a cave bear. Someone’s pet got off-leash or got lost and suddenly we have people alleging that a beast that no human has seen in the past 10,000 years is still alive and doing well today. Or else they saw a skinny, perhaps ill grizzly, there was a plant moving in the background right behind it’s body, and there was a misidentification of an animal with a tail.

    Don’t you suppose that if there actually were bears larger than a grizzly roaming around in large enough numbers to maintain a breeding population, we would have had plenty of sightings of them before?

  6. Hapa responds:


    I agree. Unlike the stealthy sasquatch, Arctodus Simus would have been seen far more often and hit by cars. It would also probably eat a few campers (Though not a hunter, due to physical limitations, if it got close enough to people or other prey, it could try an ambush attack. However, it made its living on eating large dead things, and wildlife in the States is not what it used to be).

    The only place that may, just may (not likely) to house a Arctodus is in a nation that, to my knowledge, has never had an Arctodus fossil discovered in it: Russia (Russia and Alaska were joined together by a huge landmass called “Beringia”). There are legends and sightings of the Ikuriem or “God Bear” which bares (no pun intended) some similarities to Arctodus Simus. However, the problem of lack of megafauna and subsequent food supply is still an issue, and though there are rumors and sightings of mammoths still roaming Siberia, a potential food source, It would be hard for such a herd to hide in the modern world with satellites looking about (Unlike Sasquatch, Mammoths were grassland roamers, and a lot larger; far more likely to be picked up on satellite), and it would be just one species of megafauna, not several (North America had both wooly and Columbian mammoths, Mastodons, giant ground sloths (several species), Camels, horses, giant Bison, etc).

    Even if satellite images of mammoths are out there (perhaps not revealed due to secrecy issues: Al Gore had to convince the American military to divulge findings of theirs that showed global warming, had to wrestle the info form them due to similar concerns), it is hard to believe, though not necessarily impossible, that some Arctodus may still roam in Russia.

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