Saturday, July 4, 2015

Camp Pharaoh Bigfoot Encounter

Camp Pharaoh
First, let me wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. Now let me get to a report that was submitted today. It comes from the state of Illinois.

Here is the report.

- Start Report - 

Name: Bruce ****

Email Address: On File

State: Illinois

County:

Date of Sighting: 6/27/15

Time of Day: between 1am and 1:30am

Nearest Town: Harrisburg, Illinois

Length of Sighting: 30 sec or less

How many Witnesses: me and nephew who awoke at the end

Any Photos/Videos: n/a

Describe sighting in detail:

Had just got to sleep after chasing a coon away from camp, camp pharaoh. I herd a howl but not like a coyote, then 2 whoops about 10 to15 seconds later. I tried to get my phone turned on but heard it no more.

The sounds came from the valley below somewhere.This was in the garden of the gods area. I am not sure what it was as I am an avid hunter and used to run trap lines and never heard those sounds accept on TV. I have heard bobcats, coyotes ,and even wounded deer. I really can't say what it was but different and my nephew took a leak and stayed close to the tent with me close by.

- End Report -

I was checking out some information about this area and there was a report back in 2007 of a man doing cougar research when he was interrupted by wood knocks. He described the knocks as "aggressive and loud". This 2007 report was follow up on by the BFRO. This is the same county as this current report of howls and whoops.  According to the BFRO website there has been 270 report encounters from the state of Illinois.

This current report and the 2007 report are near the "Garden of the Gods Wilderness" area and also The Shawnee National Forest.

A big thanks to Bruce for sending in his report. If anyone else has encounter a possible Bigfoot in or around this area, then please contact us.

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, July 3, 2015

Haunted Video Store???

Ghost in the video store?

Haunted Video Store???
By Dorraine Fisher

Businesses are investigated for hauntings nearly as often as private homes. And I’m always fascinated by the supposed spirits pushing and throwing things because it happened to me in an old house in which I used to live. Often it’s harmless activity, like the spirit just wants the occupants to know it’s there, and will throw things around to draw attention to itself. 
 
The following video clip is believed to be surveillance footage from a paranormal investigation of an old Blockbuster video store.

Now, I’m well aware that this kind of activity would be easy to fake, but it’s still interesting nonetheless. Watch it and tell us what you think. Keep a close eye on the cart and the DVD’s on the shelves.





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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Story of Skull Cave

"Skull Cave (Mackinac Island)" by Notorious4life
Skull Cave is a small and shallow cave on the central heights of Mackinac Island in Michigan, USA. The cave was carved during the Algonquin post-glacial period by the waters of Lake Algonquin, a swollen melt water ancestor of today's Lake Huron.


Skull Cave is primarily of interest for its historical associations. It is believed to have been used as an inhumation site (burial site) by Native Americans of the Straits of Mackinac area in the 18th century.

On June 2, 1763, Ojibwa warriors captured Fort Michilimackinac in a bloody surprise attack. The fort, located in what is now Mackinaw City, was just one of many British posts attacked as part of a larger campaign known as Pontiac's Uprising. One of the few British survivors at Michilimackinac, merchant Alexander Henry found himself captured in the aftermath of the attack. Fortunately, a local Ojibwa chief, Wawatam, intervened and took Henry into his home. To better protect him, Wawatam hid Henry on Mackinac Island while tension eased between the British and the local tribes. Taking shelter in a small cave, Henry slept soundly. When he awoke the next morning, he found the cave floor covered with human skulls and other bones. The local tribes used the cave to bury their dead.

Henry recalled his ordeal as follows:
"On going into the cave, of which the entrance was nearly ten feet wide, I found the further end to be rounded in its shape, like that of an oven, but with a further aperture, too small, however, to be explored. After thus looking around me, I broke small branches from the trees and spread them for a bed, then wrapped myself in my blanket and slept till day-break. On awaking, I felt myself incommoded by some object upon which I lay, and, removing it, found it to be a bone. This I supposed to be that of a deer, or some other animal, and what might very naturally be looked for in the place in which I was; but when daylight visited my chamber I discovered, with some feelings of horror, that I was lying on nothing less than a heap of human bones and skulls, which covered the floor!"

Skull Cave is contained within Mackinac Island State Park. It is located 0.4 miles (0.6 km) north of Fort Mackinac in the island's interior. It was designated as a Michigan Historic Site on January 12, 1959, and granted state historical marker #L0004.

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.

(Sources for this post: wikipedia, Mackinac Island Visitor's Guide)


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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Did NASA Just Try to Hide Three UFO’s???

Did NASA try to hide UFOs?

Did NASA Just Try to Hide Three UFO’s???
 By Dorraine Fisher



A new space video is causing a stir on YouTube, now showing well over a million views and climbing. Commenters claim NASA purposely cut their live feed to public viewing during a recent live video release, because in this particular footage, three unidentified flying objects were spotted racing out of the earth’s atmosphere. And they also claim NASA interrupts their live feed like this fairly often, for sometimes mysterious reasons.
 
Just when the footage started getting interesting, NASA stopped the live video and
posted a message that said, “Please stand by. The High Definition Earth Viewing experiment is
either switching cameras, or we are experiencing a temporary loss of signal with the
International Space Station.”


Of course, authorities are handing out the usual explanations like weather balloons, but the fact that they cut the feed in the middle of a very interesting and mysterious event makes it even more interesting to us…and more suspect.

Is it some earth being piloting a craft out of the earth’s atmosphere, like the Russians or Chinese? Is it solid proof of alien life exploring our planet? Or is it something else entirely. Watch and tell us what you think.







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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Friday, June 26, 2015

Bigfoot Field Research 6/15/15 - Teaching



I know many of you who have been doing Bigfoot research for years probably already know this information. But I wanted to share a little bit of what I have found to be consistence when searching for Bigfoot evidence.

Please keep in mind that some of this occurs naturally and it takes time to learn what might be natural and what might be done by Bigfoot. The time I spent logging helped me a lot. It's just funny to me that I find this over and over in areas where there have been Bigfoot sightings.

Of course, everyone should come to their on conclusions but the next time you are in a known Bigfoot area keep your eyes out for some of this stuff.

Here is the short video, followed by some photos of my findings.







There is another example where a stick was jammed into the ground. This was only a few days after a sighting. This limb was not from the same species as the trees standing near by. There were also foot track in this area.







You can also find arches. This arch was in the same area as the tracks and the limb jammed into the ground. This arch was smaller than others I have found.



 






I have also found several "X" type formations. In some instants the "X" appeared after I had been in the area. Most of this was found in remote area with little or no human traffic.








I hope you found this post interesting and maybe even a little bit helpful. Of course, this is not the only things I have found when dealing with Bigfoot. I hope to share more in the future.


Thanks
~Tom~


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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bigfoot Field Research - 6/25/15


Well, after my vacation last week, it was good to get back out in the mountains today. I got an early start to try and avoid the very hot and muggy temperatures, it didn't work.

I set out my game cameras and did some general field research. I feel today was pretty successful, as I found many new tree breaks and other things. I also had something make a short howl type noise at me. Whatever it was that made the sound was pretty close to me. I can't rule out it being a bear but I didn't hear any movement (brush breaking) and I was close to whatever it was. Once I got home I searched youtube for bear sounds but didn't find anything the sounded the same as what I heard.

Here is the video from today, it is mostly raw and has very little edits. There seems to be some activity in area 1.




Look for a second video tomorrow. In the second video, I share some of the things I've learned about Bigfoot and research. I hope you guys like the raw type research videos and don't find them too boring.

On a side note, I got to save up some case to get me some of the HD game cameras that also record audio.

Have a good evening. 

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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Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Legend of Arch Rock

This is a photo I took of Arch Rock while visiting Mackinac Island
Arch Rock on Mackinac Island is interesting for several reasons. An arch like this is pretty rare, so that alone is enough to talk about it. The more interesting part for most readers of this post will probably be the legend of how the arch was formed. I guess I should say legends, with an "s", because there is more than one.

Standing 146 feet above the water Arch Rock is a natural curiosity for many people. The arch spans  50 feet at its widest point. Geologist explain the formation as being formed over thousands of years by wind and rain. But legend(s) states otherwise.

The arch has been a source of legend and superstition for the Native American Ottawa people. This is partly due to the fact the rock appears to be suspended in mid air from certain angles.

Here is the version of how Arch Rock was formed as told to tourist who visit Mackinac Island.
The Indian legend goes like this:

"A long time ago, a beautiful young Indian woman named Ne-daw-niss (She who walks like the mist), while gathering wild rice, met a handsome young man who was the son of a sky spirit. They fell in love, but she was forbidden to marry the non-mortal by her cruel father. He beat her and tied her on a rock high on a bluff on the Island of the Turtle. She wept softly for her lover. Tears flowing down the bluff washed away the stone and formed the arch. In time the young man returned, untied her and took her in his arms. Together they returned to the home of his sky people."

Another legend attempts to explain the rock's mythical nature via an angry Master of Life. That version goes like this:

"An Ottawa chieftain committed an act so shameful that the Master of Life was deeply offended by it. As the Ottawa people stood gazing at the sun one day, it changed to the color of blood and then plummeted from the sky. When the sun reached the earth, it crashed into the eastern shore of Mackinac Island with a terrifying sound. Once the frightened people dared to look upon the sight, it appeared as though the sun had hollowed out some of the rocks so as to form an arch, suspended above the lake."

This could be why some believe the arch is a way for departed souls to cross over to their resting place. This structure adds to the mystery of the island as well as notching up that creepy feeling.

While on Mackinac Island I saw old photographs of people sitting on top of Arch Rock but of course this is totally not allowed now.

According to what we were told, you only have about 30 more years to see Arch Rock because at the current rate of erosion it will be totally gone around that time frame. The reason for the arch crumbling away is that the rock is a porous rock with many cracks and this allows in moisture, that moisture freezes and expands the rock slowing crumbling it away. The arch is formed in limestone. Most limestone is composed of skeletal fragments of marine organisms, which erodes rather easily with water. Most caves systems are carved out by water passing through limestone.

So, if you live close by, or are taking the trip to the island, and have never seen Arch Rock, get up there and have a look, the view is nothing short of awesome.

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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Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Haunted Mission Point Resort

Mission Point Resort
Some of you may already know that I just returned from a trip from Michigan, Mackinac Island and the Upper Peninsula. The UP was kind of on my bucket list as a place to visit, so it was good to get into that area.

Today, I want to talk about my trip to Mackinac Island and more specifically about the Mission Point Resort.  While I did not actually stay in the resort the history of haunting is intriguing to say the least. The island in general has some creepy history and I hope to share more about it in the coming days.

As for the Mission Point Resort, lets first look at some of it's history. Lets start with the name "Mission Point". In the 1820's , Reverend William Ferry built "Mission House" to house and teach Indian children. A few years later he established "Mission Church". The Southeast end of Mackinac Island became known as "Mission Point".

In 1954 more structures started being built in Mission Point. This included a theater and lodges. It was completed in 1957 and later in 1958 a movie sound stage was added. In 1979 that very sound stage was used to film the motion picture "Somewhere in Time" starring Christopher Reeve.

There was an old Indian prophecy that stated the following "Someday, on the east end of the Island, a great tepee will be erected. All nations will come there and learn about peace."  Oddly enough, the Main Lobby is one of the most distinctive architectural structures on the Island. Nine-ton majestic trusses, converging at a height of 36 feet, resemble a 16-sided tepee.

Another little bit of  interesting history, is that in 1970 the famous evangelist Rex Humbard purchased this structure. In 1977 Humbard sold the property and over the years it had some name changes. Over the years it was sold a few more times and the name was changed back to one the more accurately represented the history.

Now, what about the hauntings? Well, first you need to know that there is a cemetery on the island and it was relocated. The funny thing is, once it was all moved they had 3 or 4 more headstones than relocated graves. It was too late to find the missing bodies as structures were already being built in the former location of the graves. While this is not the exact area The Mission Point Resort is at, it still lends to the idea that disgruntled spirits could be on the island.  Then their is the story of Harvey. Harvey supposedly killed himself after being rejected by his then girlfriend and reports of him being seen on the island have followed. Plus there is several more stories and more somewhat dark history to the island.

The popular TV show "Ghost Hunters" also did a show on The Mission Point Resort. The original air date was 3/30/11, season 7 and carried the title "Frozen in Fear".  I have embedded the show for your viewing pleasure and it was one of the better shows from the ghost hunting gang. Check it out.


I enjoyed my trip to Mackinac Island and find the "interesting" history intriguing. I hope to share more about the island, it's dark history and my brief time there in some upcoming posts.

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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