Saturday, August 29, 2015

Was it Bigfoot?


Today kind of ended with a odd event. I will start from the first to give you a feel for what was going on.

I was in the mountains with my dad today, we were scouting around for some ginseng. The area we were in is very steep. When I say steep, I mean cow's face steep. It is so steep that if you get into a spot where there is no small trees to pull yourself up, you can't go any higher. This happened to me on another day in this same area, only back to our left. But today, we were successful getting near the top of the mountain.

When we were about half way up, I flanked left and my dad right. The plan was that I would continue going left and back to the truck and my dad would go right and then circle back around the small ridge and back to the truck. Well, once I got near the top I found an old road. I thought to myself, "I haven't heard from dad, I'd better check on him". So I go decided to walk right towards the area dad was suppose to be in.

As I'm going along I stop at certain points and do a loud "whoop" to see if dad can hear me. While in the woods I make a whoop sound so my dad will know where I'm at and then he normally responses with a yell of some sort. Well, I walked and whooped several times but did not get any holler back from my dad. I kind of got a little worried because dad had major heart surgery about a year ago. He is doing really well, but I'm afraid he will push himself too hard. After all he is almost 67 years old.

I decide, that maybe he is already back at the truck and somehow we crossed paths and didn't hear or see each other. The mountain is surly big enough for this to have happened. So I started walking back towards the truck but I was still way up on the mountain. I also stopped briefly along the way and did many whoops in case dad was below me. I never got any replies from him.

After walking a pretty good ways, I hear the horn on the truck blow. We had said that if one of us got to the truck before the other, we would blow the horn. So, I let out a loud whoop in hopes that my dad would hear me. I realized he didn't hear me so I let our a very loud "redneck yell". He blew the horn but I found out later he didn't hear me, it was just him doing another blow.

I kept making my way down the steep mountain towards the truck, making some whoops along the way. My dad stopped blowing the horn, of course this made me worry a little that he might be sick or something. I know, I worry too much. I got to a point, going down the mountain, that I was stuck on a high wall (about a 30-40 foot cliff).  So I had to circle back a little to get down, which I did.

Here is where things get interesting.

Once down into the grown up, weed riddled road we walked in on, I let out a whoop to let my dad know I was near the truck. I could not see the truck, it was about a quarter mile away. Well, just as I let out the whoop, I heard brush break above the high wall and then a short quick whoop followed quickly by "Hey!". I immediately thought it was my dad going back up the mountain to look for me. So, I yelled out, "I'm in the road, where you going?".  At that moment the horn on the truck blew, letting me know what ever "whooped" at me was not my dad. Whatever it was on the cliff, did not make another sound or movement that I could hear. I was so beat, and soaked with sweat but I mustered up a whoop to see if whatever it was would reply, it didn't.

I kept moving towards the truck, I was gasping for breath from the walk down the mountain. Once I got to the truck, I took off my long sleeved shirt, to help cool down. I ask dad if he had seen anyone go by on a ATV or anything. He said no and that he had been there about 40 minutes or more. I told him about the event that just happened while I was in the old road. He said "well, I heard a loud wood breaking sound a few minutes ago". He said "I thought it was you getting close and had stepped on a branch". But it was from an area to my dad's right and in an area I had not been in that day.

I do not know what it was for sure, there is a very slim chance it could have been a person but I think a person would have talked to me or my dad would have seen them. This ares is very close to a Bigfoot sighting that happened about 2 summers ago.  I'm almost convinced it was a Bigfoot, and can't just explain it away. Did all my whooping and his horn blowing stir up a Bigfoot?

So, my question, I guess, is has anyone else had a similar experience or had a Bigfoot yell hey?  If so I would be interested in hearing about it.

Also please note this did not happen in any of my normal research areas, but the area is vast and has very little population of people. There is a handful of houses at the base of the mountain. The roads are rough and not traveled by very many people. Those who travel it normally use ATVs.

All in all it was an interesting day.


Thanks
~Tom~


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.


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Friday, August 28, 2015

Bigfoot Research - Juvenile Bigfoot Tracks

Bigfoot Research Area 1

I recently was back out in Bigfoot Research Area 1, and I made a discover that got me a little excited. I have been researching this area for almost 3 years and there has been a lot of evidence and activity. But I had never found any juvenile Bigfoot tracks in this area. I had suspected that there was some in the area for various reasons. Well, on the 24th of August I found several juvenile Bigfoot tracks.

There seemed to be some other activity since my last visit.There were numerous large track impressions, but there was not much detail to them. There was also several new stick breaks and other odd stick related things. I hope to share some of this in another video in a few days.

For now, I want to share some video of the discovery of the juvenile Bigfoot tracks.
Here is the video.


I know some may not think this is anything but please keep in mind that the reason I started researching this area was due to 3 creditable sightings. This is the area where I found a trackline and tracks. I found well over 30 tracks in this area when I first started investigating it. This is also the same area in which I got the game cam photo of the Bigfoot. I hope to share more from this area in the coming months.

These juvenile tracks were about 9 inches long and over 5 inches wide.


Thanks and I hope you enjoy our efforts.

~Tom~

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Large Unknown Bird Report

Large Bird Seen
I recently got in this report from Canada, of a very large unknown bird. Gordon, the person who submitted the report, describes the creature in detail. Could this very large unrecognized bird be the famed Thunderbird?

Here is the report:

- Start Report -

Name: Gordon *******
Email Address: On File
State: Canada (Country)
County: Ontario (Providence)
Date of Sighting: September 2nd, 1999
Time of Day:  2:30 pm
Nearest Town: Mississauga
Length of Sighting: 35 seconds
How many Witnesses: 1
Any Photos/Videos: no
Describe sighting in detail:

I was standing on the front porch of my house looking westward when I noticed a small object that was black. It was small at first in the sky, heading towards me. I kept watching as it got bigger and bigger I said said to myself what is it?? Trying to figure out what it could be at first!

I thought it was a remote controlled flying plane but it kept getting bigger and bigger. It was getting closer. It was soaring towards me then it soared right over the townhouse rooftops.
It was old and ugly. It had a bent beak a big white crest bone behind its head an it had lots bald areas.

The skin was a toffee color and black and grayish white mix patchy feathers were ruffled an bulky. It made no noise. I couldn't believe what I was looking at. All I could think was holy cow! It wasn't a pterodactyl but I knew it was looking like something prehistoric. It was thicker an bigger. It soared and never flapped its wings from the time it was tiny in the sky, until when it soared pass me and above the town homes. Length around 4 rooftops long.  It was gigantic. I was pretty shook up!
I'll never forget what I witnessed.

Follow up questions (Originally, Gordon, left the year off the report.)

What year was this and how wide was the wingspan?

1999 wing span was long around 30 feet across!!

- End Report -



This makes several reports that have came out of Canada about very large unknown birds. If you view our Sightings Map, it seem most of the possible Thunderbird sightings come from the Northern part of the USA and the Canadian border.

Thanks goes to Gordon for sharing this sighting.


Thanks
~Tom~


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.


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Monday, August 24, 2015

The Crazy World of Bigfoot - New Videos


Whelp, there is some new Bigfoot videos making the rounds and people are debating them. I personally don't think they are worthy of the time it would take to do a "breakdown" and expose them.

It never ceases to amaze me how people will believe almost anything about Bigfoot. Oh, sure some people will be instantly aware that a video or picture is a con job, but that is proving to be the minority, at least in the Bigfoot world.

Here is the first video of what is said to be a Bigfoot looking in a window. The guy states he had fuirt missing and wanted to set up a camera to see what it was.


Ok, to me it is silly to even consider this to be real, but yet many are saying it is. First there is no eye blink, eyes are too close together, and the head looks funny, just to name a few things. If you check out the guys youtube account, you will see he just joined youtube on Aug. 22nd. He only has 2 videos on his channel, the Bigfoot looking in a window and then one of a large FAKE track.  How can people even think this could be real is beyond me.

Here is video #2 , which is far worse than the above video.


OMG, if you can not tell this is a cheap costume then I don't know what to tell you. Again, only 2 videos on his channel, this one and one of his acting demo reel. I guess the guy is an actor?

Here is a still frame, close up of the drone Bigfoot.



I know there are breakdowns of these 2 fake videos, I have watched them. If you are not convinced then maybe you can search them out.

There is also a close up picture of a bear going around and again some people are saying it is a Bigfoot or could be. But, you can't see any hint of an ear, just an eyeball and it is pretty obvious that it is a bear.

These types of things are not helping Bigfoot research in my opinion. For the life of me, I can't understand why people are so easily fooled with poorly done fake Bigfoot videos/pictures. Yes, Bigfoot is 100 percent real but why must we be flooded continuously with fake videos, pictures and stories.

Oh well, what can ya do. Onward and upward.

Have a great day.
~Tom~



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Friday, August 21, 2015

Is This A New Hoaxing “Tool?”



Is This A New Hoaxing “Tool?”

What Do Mermaids And Marty McFly Have In Common???
By Dorraine Fisher

Okay, I’m not the biggest believer in theories of the existence of so-called “mermaids, but every once in a while, a photo or video will surface that gets my attention.
This video has been circulating on Facebook recently showing a supposed female figure with arm-length fins diving through the ocean surf. It certainly looks interesting and computer-generated videos are getting harder and harder to spot. Check it out.
This is pretty interesting, but in the name of reason and good research, we first had to find out how a hoaxer might have created this. And we found a possibility.
The new hover board technology has now been released, and frankly, no one thought they’d fly at all. But they do.
In fact, the creator of the prototype hoverboard, Catalin Alexandru Duru, just entered the Guinness Book Of World Records by taking his board to a distance of two and a half football fields, 905 feet or 375 meters, before landing it skillfully on the water of Lake Ouareau in Quebec, Canada using just his feet to control it. According to experts, the board has reached a height of 16.4 feet but is capable of going much, much higher.
Now, what do mermaid sightings have to do with hover boards?
We, of course, can’t say for sure, but we think this is the technology behind the so-called mermaid sighting. That might be why the video clip has been cut off  to maybe hide the required air hose? Anyone who saw something like that in the water would surely keep shooting as long as the creature was active in the frame. Check out this video of hoverboard enthusiasts and tell me what you think. Could this be a new hoaxing tool? *******DF




This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne!



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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

ATV Ride #2 - Bigfoot Lives Here

©Thomas Marcum - Taken in Kentucky.


I just thought I would share a short video of our recent ATV ride. This video and pictures are from my little corner of the world here in Southeastern Kentucky. The video also features some Bigfoot sighting information from this area. I also give a few updates on some of our current projects. I'm luck to have all this beautiful forest land around my home, it's no wonder Bigfoot likes it around here.

Here is the video (Make sure to watch in HD)


Thanks for visiting the website and watching the video. More to come!

Thanks
~Tom~


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.



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Monday, August 17, 2015

The World of Bigfoot - Shocking, Inspiring, and Frustrating


I've been looking into the phenomenon of Bigfoot for about 20 years or so. For many years, I did not post very much stuff on the internet. Over the last couple of weeks, I was reminded WHY I didn't post much Bigfoot stuff on the internet.

I have to say, over the last few weeks there has been some of the most idiotic Bigfoot stories I have ever seen, being published. For example, take the ludicrous story about a young woman who claims "Bigfoot is her baby's daddy". She states that "He totally freaked out when I told him I was pregnant, He got all weird and said he had to go see a friend and that he’d be back in a couple of hours. That was two years ago."

Or how about this recent report about Nancy Hoggart. Nancy claims "she is in a sexual relationship with bigfoot". Yes, really. She even claims her and Bigfoot are trying to start a family and that she has been in the relationship since 2008. In the article, Nancy goes into some details about their sexual encounters, which I'll not get into.

Are these stories a poor attempt at satire? I hope so.

Here is the thing about these outlandish, totally dumb, lying stories, they get posted on 99 percent of Bigfoot websites, News sites, played on the radio and more. It's hard to avoid these types stories.

Then, we have the people who keep posting pictures of foliage, stumps and shadows. These pictures get posted over and over, and the majority of people eat them up. Are they so desperate to see a Bigfoot that they will believe anything?  I have one person, who I really like, tell me he has never taken a picture (while Bigfooting) that didn't have a Bigfoot in it. Then, there is some people who take 100's if not 1000's of random pictures and then pour over them trying to find something that looks like a face or shape of Bigfoot. Listen, if you didn't hear anything or see anything, then the chance of you catching a Bigfoot taking random pictures is really slim. Take for example the picture above left, me and my wife took this while out riding our ATVs. This has the shape of a Bigfoot but it is just light and shadow creating the figure. We see this type of photo on numerous Facebook Bigfoot pages. But if you disagree that it "could" be a Bigfoot or try to tell people it is just light and shadows, then in many cases you are attacked. I was recently told that I "should leave the group" if I didn't have an interest in Bigfoot. The thing is I do have an interest and I guess this person didn't know much about me.

In any case, I find these reports and stump photos annoying sometimes. Normally, I just shake my head and forget about such reports, but the last couple weeks it seems there has been a barrage of junk stories. I only touched on a couple of them but there has been more.

So, what can we do about this stuff? Nothing. It is part of the world of Bigfoot, it gets people followers and views. The bad part is that honest research efforts often go unnoticed and ganders little support when compared to those who make wild claims about photos or tell fantastic stories. Why is it that hoaxers and those who are over zealous seems to get the most attention? Is it because they feed those who just like an over the top story? Hmmmm maybe. It's really hard to pinpoint.

I try to be open minded and supportive of "possible" Bigfoot stories and photos. I understand that sometimes we can be mistaken or fooled. But after years of seeing all the phony stories and pictures, it is clear that only a small percentage of stories and pictures have any merit. It sometimes makes me believe that efforts are being taken to keep the water muddy and a cloud around the whole Bigfoot phenomenon.

I guess, in the end, even the outlandish tales have some entertainment value. I mean, I watch and read other stuff just for the sole purpose of getting some entertainment and/or enjoyment. I guess, I could just look at it in a little different light and just see it as entertainment.  It's just that I have put so much of my time and effort into researching, it kind of feels like a poke in the eye when these fake stories come along and generate such a buzz.

I'm glad I found out for myself about Bigfoot. My mind was settled long ago about whether or not Bigfoot is real and crazy stories can not change what I have seen and found. The deluge of fake stories and wishful thinking photographs does sometimes make me want to exit the public forum of Bigfoot. To not share anything via social media. To do like I did for many years, research for nothing but personal satisfaction and knowledge. I'm kind of a loner anyways. But I might be missed, at least until the next crazy story surfaced about how "Bigfoot mows my lawn and repairs my truck" came out.

In the future, maybe I can be a little more lighthearted about crazy stories and pictures. It probably will not happen but maybe ...just maybe.

With that said, there are also stories that come along that are inspiring and makes a person hopeful. Stories or pictures that gets your fired up and makes you want to get out in the forest, do some research and find a Bigfoot! Now, that's the stories I'm thankful for, we just need more of them.  

Have a great week!
~Tom~ 


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.


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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bigfoot Research - Return for Game Cams



I recently returned to the area I call area 1, to pick up my game cameras. The cams had been out about 30-40 days. This is the area where I know Bigfoot come to or pass through from time to time. This is also the area of the game cam picture I got of a Bigfoot back a couple years ago. I have found numerous tracks and stick formations in this area as well. 

I know some may not like this type of post or the video below. They had rather have some over zealous story with a picture of a stump and the claims of it being a Bigfoot. But for those who are interested in the reality of Bigfoot research, I present the following video.


While the video may not be very exciting to some people, it does document my efforts and proves that I do actually get out in the forest and attempt to find Bigfoot.

After checking the game cams, there were several videos of deer and birds. I'm still going over them to make sure I didn't miss anything.

It's important to note that Area 1 is a place I have been researching for a few years now. It started after my then skeptical father had a sighting. I was able to find the track line and numerous tracks while investigating his sighting. Over time I explored the area more and found more evidence that the creature was in the area. At times the activity seems to stop for a few weeks or months and then the area becomes active again. I'm assuming the creatures live close by, we have numerous old coal mines and caves in this area, which could provide shelter.

I feel like have done a pretty good job covering this area and reporting on what I have found and on my dad's sighting. I did manage to get one game cam photo of a Bigfoot in the area. I have a film coming out, Bigfoot: STILL Tracking a Legend, which is a sequel to the original film about my dad's sighting. The new film provides much more analysis of the Bigfoot game cam photo, along with much more research and evidence from the area.

I know some are ready to ditch traditional research methods as ways to document Bigfoot, but if science and the general public are ever going to accept Bigfoot as a real creature, it will be by traditional methods and not by talking about portals and cloaking. While portals and cloaking may indeed be valid subjects, science and the general public will just laugh it off.

Of course, my goal has never been to "prove" Bigfoot to science or the general public. My efforts started out for my own personal knowledge and the need to learn more about Bigfoot. My mind was settled long ago that Bigfoot is indeed real. Now, I share my research with mostly like minded people. Of course, I still get the "you're crazy" and "it's just a bear" remarks but that just goes with the subject matter.

Have a great day.
~Tom~


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.


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