Monday, May 23, 2016

Bigfoot Under An Apple Tree And Other Stories


First, I will state the obvious, this is a very old second hand report, but I like these old reports. Some may question why I like some of these old reports and the answer is rather easy. See, back in the 40's, 50's, and 60's, people were outside a lot more. They had gardens to attend to and children helped. On days when there wasn't work to be done, kids played outside. They were not plopped down in front of a television set playing the newest great game and they didn't have their nose buried in the next greatest cellular phone. They were outside, unlike the majority of people today. By being outside, you greatly increase your chances of seeing a bigfoot, or some other rare creature. Another reason I like some of the old reports is because it helps establish a history of sightings. So with all of that said here is a report, along with some other stories, that was recently sent to me.

-Start Report -

Name: David ****

Email Address: On file

State:
North Carolina

County: Haywood

Date of Sighting:
1950's

Time of Day:


Nearest Town: Newell, WV

Length of Sighting: Various

How many Witnesses:

Any Photos/Videos:  No

Describe sighting in detail:


"Bigfoot, Under the Old Apple Tree"

As Told to David

My Father tells of seeing Bigfoot when he was about 7 years old in 1955 at a house his family rented not far from the Ohio River in WV. This house had not been lived in for quite some time, as the area around the house was very overgrown with briers and brush. He and his sister were playing in the yard on a warm summer day. They were pounding on some boards trying to make a wagon.

There was a chicken coop with a large apple tree nearby. The apples were ripe as he remembers his mother and father jumping up and hanging on a large limb, shaking it to retrieve apples for cooking. A couple days later my father seen some movement walking to the tree. He at first thought it was his mother in a black fur coat, and thought it was awful hot for such a coat. As he watched the creature which stood on two legs, let out two loud vocalizations and then pulled down the large limb that his parents had swung on and it started eating apples with both hands.

My father told his Sister that he thought he was seeing a bear, but she didn't believe him, so he ran to the house and told his parents, but by the time they made it outside, it was gone. He thought they might not believe him, but they said they did, as they had seen the broken limb and had followed it's tracks to the Ohio River.

Another time he saw a lizard climbing up a bush in the front yard. It was fairly large with a flat round belly that looked as if it had swallowed a coin, and it kept changing colors. Another time my father was laying in the yard on his back, starring at the sky and a large object that looked a large ball of fire moved across the sky like a plane and went into the woods, quite a distance away. He ran into the house telling his mother that soon that the woods would be on fire and what he had seen. But no fire appeared and no noise from a crash. Another time his mother met the school bus, in front of the house, telling him and his sister to get in house. They asked what was wrong, she said that several huge black birds had landed near the house earlier that day, and they were a lot taller than her at 5'2", and their wingspans were very wide, and they had no feathers at all on their heads. His mother was a crack shot with a rifle so he asked her why she hadn't shot one so they could see it when they came home. She said that she was afraid that its friends may come after her.

It was many years later before my father seen a black bear or heard of a chameleon lizard and found that they aren't native to the United States and don't thrive in a cold climate. Or heard of Bigfoot. My Father wonders if there may have been some kind of portal in that area. This all happened just a few miles south of Nessly Chapel, which is very old and said to be haunted.

This location is not many miles north of the Silver Gate Bridge Collapse some years later, and my father wonders if the Mothman sightings may have been a Condor.

-End Report-


Some interesting stories there for sure. If only there were cell phones back then, we could possibly be debating a blurry photo, instead of reading some cool stories.
Thanks goes to David for sharing some of his father's stories with all of us.

Thanks
~Tom~

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Bigfoot Report from West Virginia

A country road in WV
West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest.West Virginia has a landscape much like my state of Kentucky. It is an ideal area for bigfoot. Meadow Bridge, WV is much like the small area I live in. It was or is a coal town that has only a handful of people living in it. These types of areas seem to provide a good place for bigfoot to live.

The following report was sent in to me from David.

Here is the report.

-Start Report-

Name: David ****

Email Address: On File

State: West Virginia

County: Fayette

Date of Sighting: 2009-2013

Time of Day:
Night

Nearest Town: Meadow Bridge, WV

Length of Sighting: Most nights from 2009-2013

How many Witnesses: 4 family members

Any Photos/Videos: no

Describe sighting in detail: 


NIGHT WATCHER

In 2009, my mother, father, brother, and I moved from NC to a cottage in the mountains of WV, where we are originally from. There were no street lights and very few neighbors as the house was very secluded. Some late evenings we could look across a gravel road near our house and see a very tall figure standing under a tree, just staring at our house. Then late one night my mother had the bathroom window open, looking out to see if she could spot any deer or other wildlife. There was a large flat rock up from our house. It had been placed on its side as a marker, it stood about 4 ½ feet tall. On the other side my mother could see a pair of bright red eyes several feet above the rock.

As she watched trying to figure out what she was seeing, a dark figure stepped out from behind the rock and started walking towards the house. My mother shut the window quickly and moved into another part of the house. In the 4 years we lived there, we heard tree knocks and packs of coyotes howling.


-End Report-

First, a big thanks to David for submitting his report, and second...I have read various other reports of bigfoot just standing and watching people and/or houses. I wonder if this behavior is just a curiosity factor or there is some other reasons.  I know around here sometimes people throw out leftovers and various animals will eat it, I wonder if this is sometimes in play when bigfoot are seen watching a house. It could be an easy way for a bigfoot to get a meal.



Thanks
~Tom~

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Friday, May 20, 2016

My Crypto World - Bigfoot Money


Welcome to the next episode of My Crypto World. In this episode I talk briefly about vacation, or the lack there of, and movies.
Then the subject matter changes to a more serious topic, the one of the cost of bigfooting. The willingness to sell out a person's personal convictions for the almighty dollar.
I also talk about a few other topics. I hope you enjoy it.


Here is Episode 9 of My Crypto World.




Thanks
~Tom~

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Around the Campfire - Invasion of the Blobsquatches


It's time for another episode of Around the Camprfire with Dorraine Fisher! In this episode Dorraine gives her thoughts about the dreaded Blobsquatch pictures and videos. Have you every seen a Blobsquatch? I'm guessing that if you have been around the Bigfoot community very long you have already seen more than your fair share of Blobsquatches.

Here is Episode 7




In case you have missed some of the past episodes, just click the image to go to the video.


Look for more episodes soon!


Thanks
~Tom~

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Crypto Files - The Mystery of Stigmata


The Crypto Files - Episode 13
The Mystery of Stigmata

Stigmata is a term used by members of the Christian faith to describe body marks, sores, or sensations of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of the historical figure Jesus Christ, such as the hands, wrists, and feet.

Is it real? Who is effected the most, men or women?

Check out this episode of The Crypto Files




What do you think? Leave a comment.


Thanks
~Tom~

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Bigfoot Field Research & Game Cams (5/14/16)


We finally got a little break from all the rain and I go check out my bigfoot research area and set up some game cameras. I was wearing some new hiking boots and they were hurting my feet, so I cut the overall trip a little short. I revisit the area where I found and documented a stick formation for nearly three years. I also return to the area where I got the game cam picture of bigfoot.

Here is the video.




After I got home it started raining again. I hope to make some more outings soon.


Thanks
~Tom~

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

An Interview With Cypto-Artist Dan Baker

By Dan Baker
 
An Interview With Cypto-Artist Dan Baker
By Dorraine Fisher

We love all of our cryptid artists but out sculptors are unique and special as they create a multi-dimensional depictions of our hairy friends. And crypto-sculptor, Dan Baker is by far one of our favorites. And he has a very unique perspective based on his personal experiences and his many collected reports from others. And based on the latest information on Bigfoot, he may be closer than anyone to having some of the most honest depictions. Only time and research will tell. But in the meantime, Dan is creating sculptures that tell an interesting story about bigfoot.



Dorraine: When did you first become interested in pursuing art?

Dan:  I became interested in art at a very young age. I remember as a very young boy, I would be eager for Sunday to come around so that I could get my hands on the cartoons in the funny pages. I would sit for hours and attempt to draw my favorite cartoon characters.
I have pretty much stayed with drawing cartoon characters most of my life but stopping about ten to twelve years ago.

Dorraine: Have you always lived in Ohio? And what influence has that had on your art, if any?

Dan: I haven't always lived in Ohio. I lived in both Michigan and Indiana for a while. 
I've had two primary influences on my art.  The first would be both the cartoons of Warner Bros. and Disney. The second would be my obsession with early hominids, great apes and bigfoot.

Dorraine: What made you pursue sasquatch art?

Dan: For a while, I was making Christmas figurines out of polymer clay.  I made everything from elves to nutcrackers. Then one day as I was doing some online bigfoot research, I decided to try and sculpt a bigfoot bust. On thing led to another and I did one after another. Every individual hair was cut, rolled and put in place. One at a time. It was very time consuming!

Dorraine: Have you had a bigfoot encounter of your own?

Dan: Yes, I had a bigfoot sighting of my own on June of 2013. It was about 12:30am and I was at our basecamp with my wife and a property owners wife. We heard what sounded like bipedal footsteps just inside the tree line about 35 yds. From camp. I jumped up with my night vision and caught site of the Squatch when I canned left to about my ten o'clock position. 
Four other people witnessed the Squatch after I did.

Dorraine: I know you didn’t get a good look at the creature’s face. So how do you attempt to depict the face of a creature considered by many to be mythical?  Where does your prototype come from?

Dan: So many people have described the faces of the creatures they witnessed as being like that of a Neanderthal, or Native American, including my wife Sue. Then there are those who have described something more apelike. So, I have attempted to sculpt both types. I have however sculpted a kind of whimsical little baby Squatch named "Skookum". He is my wife's and won't part with him even though I’ve been offered quite a bit of money for him.

Dorraine: What keeps you inspired to do crypto-art?

Dan: I think that trying to create something that has the possibility of looking like any creature that someone has seen is somewhat of a driving force to keep sculpting even though I have taken a rather long hiatus from it at this point.


Dorraine: Tell us about your research group.

Dan: American Primate Exploration / A.P.E.  is a group of like- minded people who are trying to make sense and provide absolute proof to mainstream science of a species of relic hominid through proper evidence collection and field research.  We research early hominids and great apes in an effort to put pieces together of an enormously huge puzzle of possibilities. Many of our people in the field have many years of hunting and tracking experience under their belts and know all the sights and sounds of the indigenous wildlife as well as the vegetation in their areas which can be edible or poisonous. We make every effort to keep it real and not allow any of the "woo" inside our group.

Dorraine: Tell us about your new Educational Visual Aids Fund.

Dan: My Educational Visual Aids Fund on "Go Fund Me " is an effort to raise needed funds to obtain early hominid and great ape skulls and life casts to use as hands-on tools to show people when we do our public lectures. Our lectures are primarily broken into two parts. Part one is speaking about bigfoot, encounters, sightings, etc. Part two is showing and speaking about early hominids and great apes in an effort to show people the possibilities of a relic hominid, similarities and differences in many different species, their relative sizes, possible diets, musculature, skeletal features and how long ago they were here on earth.
Showing photos up on a screen simply does not in any way compare to being able to hold a 2.8 million year old skull up for everyone to be able to see and touch for themselves.
I have been able to obtain a museum quality replica mandible of Paranthropus Boisei and it is absolutely amazing ! It is also in the neighborhood of 2.8 million years old !
It will be used in future lectures as well. People will be able to see this specimen up very close with their own eyes !
Currently, Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Dr. Esteban Sarmiento, and Paleoanthropologist Ran Cartwright are on board with me and my fund.

Dorraine: Do you have any other favorite subjects for your artwork?

Dan: I really only specialize on bigfoot or hominid art at this point. Maybe a few little cartoon characters here and there from time to time just to change things up!

Dorraine: Over the years, have you developed any theories or philosophies about Sasquatches?

Dan: Up to about four years ago, I was in the Gigantopithecus camp when it came to my thoughts of what bigfoot was. I have to say that the late Grover Krantz had a lot to do with that.
But then I began really studying paleoanthropology and primatology and I began to look at sasquatch as more of a relic hominid. First of all, we have countless footcasts that show a bipedal creature albeit flat footed which points to mid-tarsal flexibility.  (Many humans including the great primatologist Esteban Sarmiento have this condition) Next, many eyewitnesses have described a creature resembling a Neanderthal or Native American. These are hominid traits. The musculature appears to show some features of a great ape, however, many early hominids had the same features such as very powerful arms and the trapezoid muscles that are so prominent in the "Patty" film which would limit the ability of the creature to turn its head the same as we would. Very large, thick chests with powerful pectoral muscles have also been witnessed. The very robust mandible and sagittal crest are also traits shared by both great apes and early hominids such as Paranthropus Boisei or Paranthropus Robustus and gorillas.
Then we have to think of the intelligence of these creatures. We all know they are very smart and seem to have an awareness that we as humans have. The size of the brain would most likely dwarf ours. (Speculation)
I believe that sasquatch may be a relic hominid that has developed along its very own branch of the evolutionary tree, sharing traits of great apes but only to an extent both physically and in mannerisms. I believe that instead of dropping all of the great ape mannerisms and traits, they have maintained them to this day. (quite possibly an asset to their way of life)
I could go on and on, but I'll stop here. 

Dorraine: Is there somewhere people can see a gallery of your work? Do you have a website or blog?

Dan: I don't have a website or blog to show my art, but will gladly show some photos here.
 
Dorraine: What is your favorite medium for your art?

Dan: My favorite medium in art is polymer clay.  You can let your imagination and creativity come to life in 3D.

Dorraine: What else do you like to do outside of art?

Dan: I have to say that I love to go camping and spend time in the outdoors doing field research and being with nature. I love all the fresh air and the creatures that we come across along with the beautiful scenery we come across.

Dorraine: What do you do for a living? And does that have any correlation with or influence on the way you pursue your art?

Dan: I no longer work everyday due to my M.S. And many other ailments. I guess my work now is my research although going into the field is becoming much more difficult, so, I study early hominids and great apes and look forward to future lectures where I can still make people happy and go "Wow" by showing and telling them things that perhaps they didn't know. 

Dorraine:   Is there anything else you'd like to tell us.

Dan:  I would like to ask folks to please help out my Educational Visual Aids Fund on "Go Fund Me " so that I can continue to be active at least in teaching folks about both bigfoot and early hominids and great apes.



Special thanks to Dan Baker.



**********DF


This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, photographer, 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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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Search for Sasquatch with Leon Drew (Fox 21 News)


Some of you may know Leon Drew from his work with our group, The Crypto Crew. Recently Leon was featured on Fox 21 News. In the segments, Leon, tell about his sightings and him and reporter,




There was also a sit down interview with Leon and here it is.

It was a good TV spot and it was good hearing Leon tell about his sightings. Good Job Leon! It was good to see the subject treated professionally by the news station and A
You can also just over to Fox 21 news website to read more -  here is the link -
http://fox21news.com/2016/05/11/search-for-sasquatch-part-ii/

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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