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Critical Examination of Standing/Sylvanic Bigfoot Videos

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 12th, 2014


Preface: Applying reasoned examination based on their respective fields of expertise, Phil Poling (formally trained in photography and with a twenty year law enforcement background) and Daniel Falconer (seventeen year working for special effects company and writer of numerous books on film special effects) have come together to analyse Todd Standing’s claimed bigfoot videos. Compiling their observations and reasoning in freely available, illustrated PDF, Falconer and Poling hope this document will of help to readers who wish to critically examine Standing’s videos and draw their own conclusions. Poling and Falconer had never been in contact or worked with each other before, but their conclusions, reached independently and with the benefit of very different backgrounds, were practically identical.

Download the 29 page, 1 MB file here at Cryptomundo!

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Willow Creek Reviewed

Posted by: John Kirk on June 30th, 2014


I said I would comment on Bobcat Goldthwait’s excellent (showing my bias already) film Willow Creek.

Horror movies are not my cup of tea generally and I think the last two I saw were Scream-The Original and I Know What You Did Last Summer over a decade ago.

So I went into this wide open to experiencing a little suspense. I got more than I bargained for.

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James Randi: An Honest Liar

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 21st, 2014

I read yesterday that there is movie coming out that will no doubt be something many here would like to see. The title is An Honest Liar. The film takes a look at the life and secrets of James Randi the king of debunking. The reviewer of the film, whose article I read, interestingly called Randi a pseudo-skeptic which is something I have never seen anybody do.

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Where Bigfoot Roamed

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 10th, 2014

The New York Times reviews Willow Creek:

‘Willow Creek,’ a Good Old Hunt for Sasquatch

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The Profound Awfulness of Discovery’s Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 2nd, 2014


Skeptic Daniel Loxton reviews the program.

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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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