Monday, September 26, 2016

My Crypto World - Can Bigfoot "Zap" Game Cameras?



In this episode I discuss some of the theories about game cameras and why it has proven so difficult to capture an image of bigfoot. One theory is that bigfoot can "zap" a game cam and cause it to malfunction. In this episode I also talk about some local news of a man who is booby trapping game cams in my area. 

I hope you enjoy this episode.


I hope to find time to do more episodes in the future.

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, September 24, 2016

Bigfoot Seen Near A Pond

Not actual photo, used for reference only.

Today, I was treated to several stories and reports about bigfoot. One of which I have permission to share with our readers. This possible sighting took place here in Kentucky back in October of 2012.
The area of the sighting is one that I'm fairly familiar with, as it is a location I have been in before.

Here is what Tony told me about the event:

"I worked at a coal mine doing some night watching. There was a pretty big hill going up the mountain and it was pretty rough. It so too rough for me to drive my car up, so I would get a ride from one of the workers to the top of the mountain. I would go in of the evening around 3 o'clock and get off around 11:30. 

Once my shift was over, I'd walk back down the mountain to where I had parked my car. It was about a 30-45 minute walk back down the mountain. So, that would put me back to my car around 12 or 12:30 at night. It was pretty dark most of the nights and I would have to use a battery light to walk down the mountain. The moon was out on this particular night, but I still had to use a light.

Well, on the way down the mountain, on one side of the road is a pond. As I'm walking down the mountain, shining my light around looking, I see something next to the pond. Right at the edge of the water. It was big, I thought it might have been a cow getting a drink of water. I didn't shine my light directly on it, but I could still see it pretty good. I was about 50 feet or so from the pond. Then all at once it stood up real fast. It was the shape of a person, but appeared very muscular. I would guess it was somewhere between 6 and 7 foot tall. It was kind of a grayish white color, I could see it pretty good in the moon light.

I shined my light almost on it, but I stopped because it stood up and I was nervous it might do something if it got mad. I could see it watching me as I continued to walk off the mountain. It just stood there watching me. It was still watching me as I walked around  a curve in the road. I listened for any sound that it might be following me but didn't hear anything.

It was still a pretty good ways to the car, maybe 15-20 minutes and I was scared until I got into the car. I can't think of any reason a person, without any kind of light, would be around that pond in the middle of the night. "


Thanks goes to Tony for the report and it sure sounds like a bigfoot was keeping an eye on you. I also want to add that this event happened in Harlan county Kentucky. It is also worth noting that these coal mines are in rather secluded areas. Normally, like this one, it was on the side of a mountain with no houses around but a lot of forest.


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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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bigfoot Steals Chickens


Over the years, I have taken in many reports and stories of bigfoot taking various items. Everything from apples to hogs. I have even heard a few reports of chickens being taken, so the following report of missing chickens is not too surprising. But there is more to the story, that includes a visual encounter.

Once again, the submitter wants the area and his identity to remain anonymous. Some may not understand this, but I can assure you that talking about bigfoot openly will get you many weird looks and a few "what are you on?" comments. As for not disclosing a location I also understand that as well. There are people who might come to your area and disrupt the bigfoot in some way and cause the activity to stop. While this report is older, there seems to be continuing activity in the area, according to what I was told. With that said, I can tell you that this event happened in Oklahoma.

Here is the report and what the submitter had to say about this particular encounter.

- Start Report -      


"This took place around 1985. My dad and mother were at my grandparents eating dinner. This house was outside of a town of around 50 people.

They had finished dinner and mom was walking out the door first and something ran by her very fast and very large. Keep in mind they were standing on a porch that was around 4 foot tall and mom is 5'4.

She said this thing was a reddish brown and unbelievably fast. She fell back into my dad at which the whole group was laughing but not mom. She said there was something out there. Dad was being a normal man and told mom he would protect her and went out dragging her behind.

Then from the light of one of the windows in the house he saw something squatting behind a large pine tree in the front. It was swaying. He immediately shoved mom back in the house and grabbed the shotgun they left by the door. He went back out and it was gone.

He and mom ran to the car and left. The rest of the night my grandparents heard strange vocalizations and screams. My grandpa was saying it was a mountain lion because he was always the skeptic, until he saw it one day far in the future.

Also, their chicken house had a large hole through the wire and 2 chickens were missing."

- End Report -

If you thank about it a little bit, chickens sitting on their roost would be easy pickings for a bigfoot or any predator. Bigfoot is very much an opportunist. There are several reports of bigfoot taking a hunter's fresh deer kill or of a bigfoot scooping up road kill.

Once again, I thank the person who submitted this interesting encounter to me. To my knowledge, this report has never been filed or published before now. It is also good when someone comes forward with encounters that have never been reported. It adds more history and gives all of us another chance to learn more details about bigfoot and it gives us another story to talk about. 


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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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fried Bologna Brings in a Bigfoot


This is a sighting/encounter report that was recently sent to me. At the request of the witness I will not disclose the actual location of the encounter, but will just let you know it took place in Oklahoma.
A family had went on a hunting trip up in the mountains and a bigfoot came to their camping area.

Here is the report as it was told to me by the witness/relative.

"They (The group) pulled a camper up on a mountain to hunt. It had recently been clear cut. Brian (my uncle) got back early from the hunt. They had a generator but with the full moon he didn't need the lights, just the stove, and he was hungry. The moon was full and the window in front of the stove had been broken. They had put an old tarp that had a few small holes in it over it (the window).

 He was frying some bologna and he said that everything just went dark. And he heard breathing. He thought the rest of the family had snuck in and was trying to scare him Cuz he was only 16. He tried to look out the tarp to see who it was and started telling them he wasn't falling for it. He noticed the silhouette against the moon. It was massive, easily taller than the trailer.

 At this point he panicked. He went for his muzzleoader and  it was one of the old ones you had to put a cap on. He recalls shaking so badly he couldn't get it on. As he was trying to put the cap on, a large finger came inside the tarp (through one of the holes), curled and pulled it (the tarp) off. He turned on the lights and two eyes, he said, were far too far apart to be human, were reflecting back at him.

He stuck the gun as close as he dared and told it he was gonna shoot and thought if it was a man that would have scared him off. He said it blinked and stayed there. It started rocking and shaking the trailer and then just left. 

Well, at this time my family was driving down the road towards the trailer. They all agree, as soon as the lights hit the trailer, Brian crashed through the trailer door and was sprinting to the car. He actually jumped in an open window screaming there was a demon and not to go back there. He made them take him home. The next day they got to the trailer the bologna was gone and dents where in the top of the trailer."

- End Report -  

This happened in the early 1980's according to what I was told. I for one sure can not blame ol bigfoot for getting after that fried bologna. Fried bologna is one of my favorites. I also understand not wanting to give away the exact location of this report. I have seen it all too many times, where someone gives the location of a sighting and the wrong people go in there and try to hunt one or something.

So, I will just say thanks to the "person" who sent in this report. I enjoyed it.


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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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Another Possible Shunka Warakin Sighting

Photo used for reference only, not an actual photo of the sighting.

Over the last couple of years I have received several sighting reports of possible Shunka Warakin sightings in Iowa. The Shunka Warakin is an animal mentioned in American folklore that is said to resemble a wolf, a hyena, or both. There is one mounted specimen from back in 1886, that was reportedly shot by by Ammon Hutchins. But many still that doubt the Shunka Warkin was ever a real creature or little alone that there were any remaining today. But yet we still get reports.

I recently got a report of a possible Shunka Warakin sighting in Oklahoma. While that is a pretty long way from Iowa, the one that was shot in 1886 by Hutchings was in Montana. So, maybe they have a particular route they travel and maybe they are more widespread than we think.


Here is the report.

- Start Report -

Name: KD
(This report comes from someone I will just call KD, to protect his identity.)

Here is what KD told me.

"I was just gonna send you a message regarding a sighting my father seen along with his mother, father, and brother in a truck heading home one night. They were heading home from a function in Summerfield, Oklahoma. It's very rural and we are all avid hunters. My grandpa seen eyes in a field next to the road and thought it may be a buck. Dad said he slowed down for it to cross and then this thing took one jump and landed in the middle of the road.

He remembers my grandfather, who is a very religious man along with my grandmother, say what in the hell is that. They all said it was hyena like in appearance but also shaggy like a wolf with a long tail. It's back was dipped and it was large and it looked at the truck for around 3 second in the headlights. It then took one jump and was in the woods.

This was a wide dirt road easily accommodating 2 large trucks both ways. The distance from the field to the road was around 80 feet is what they estimated. They never hunted that part again and grandpa told dad not to go that far behind the house alone again.

I seen a story you put up on the net while searching for a similar sighting and seen the one in Iowa. And the creature killed in Montana that was mounted. Dad said it was close but the one they seen had way taller shoulders and was hunched in the back end. I just thought since there aren't many reports I would throw one your way. This would have been the early to mid 1970s."

- End Report -

Thanks goes to KD for submitting his report to me. In his report he mentioned a couple of the sightings I have posted in the past. I will not link to them, in case you want to catch up on those reports.
Shunka Warakin in Iowa Report
Another Shunka Warakin Sighting
Another Sighting with possible Track


While the report that KD submitted is older, the other ones are much more recent, within the last few years. So, has this rare creature been out there the whole time and the population is growing and leading to more sightings? It could be possible. Hopefully, someone will be able to capture a video or picture of this creature.


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, September 19, 2016

Harlan Haunt Fest Coming In October!



Harlan Haunt Fest Coming In October!

Oh boy! Make sure not to miss this years Harlan Haunt Fest that takes place in my neighboring county of Harlan, Kentucky. The event has gotten bigger and better each year and this year is no different. This years event has some very popular and famous authors, artist, and paranormal investigators. This year there is even a Chili cook off with Celebrity Chef Joe Arvin!


Here is a short list of some of scheduled guest:

Jeremy Ambler from Walking Dead, Russ McCubbin who has been in numerous movies and TV shows, Artist B.C. Hepner, Matthew Atchley the founder and lead artist of Hot Spot Studios, award winning artist Chuck Mullins, radio personality and author Ian Punnett, Paranormal investigator Joe Clark, Paranormal investigator Tony Felosi and several others.

Here is a short list of some of the scheduled events:

Chili Cook off, Horror & fantasy art contest, Historic Ghost walk, Mortal Kombat X Tournament, Fear Challenge, Cosplay and more!




This years headlining music act is Dirty Gunnz! DIRTY GUNNZ, a melodic, hard rock band that specializes in 80’s glam/hair-band covers and originals..








On top of all of this there will also be vendors and various displays! It is sure to be a good time.
This event takes place on October 15th, 2016 in Harlan County Kentucky.  So, make plans to be there, who knows you might even see me there.

You can find more information at the website and facebook pages.
Website - Harlan Haunt Fest!
Facebook -FB Harlan Haunt Fest


This is a great local event that is gaining visitors from all over, and I hope you can attend. This area also has a lot of bigfoot sightings and reports and is a county in which I conduct bigfoot research. I have been invited to be a guest at this event several times, but for one reason or another I can't seem to do it. This year I may at least be able to go to the event and take in some of the sightings and events...I didn't want to commit to being a guest and then have to cancel due to something coming up. If all goes well, I might actually get to go this year, wish be luck, and hope to see you there.


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, September 17, 2016

Strange Apparition In The Sky At 9-11 Memorial

Photo Credit: Richard J. McCormack
Strange Apparition In The Sky At 9-11 Memorial
By Dorraine Fisher


Every year, on September 11 in New York City, lights beam from the spots where the Twin
Towers of the World Trade Center once stood. This is called the Tribute In Light. And photographers from everywhere flock to the area to get the perfect shot of the lighted sky over the city. But this year, photographer, Rich McCormack, got an added bonus in his photos.

At the top of one of the beams, there appears to be a human-shaped, glowing figure that looks to
be standing on a cloud above the city.

 McCormack swears he didn't tamper with the photos, and many believe the figure looks like
Jesus and the photos have profound religious significance. While others think they're meaningless
or just plain fake.

Photo Credit: Richard J. McCormack

But whatever your beliefs, it's pretty spectacular. Tell us what you think.


***********DF


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Friday, September 16, 2016

Bigfoot Research Area - Return for Game Cams and More


I recently returned to my bigfoot research area to collect some games cameras I placed out about one month ago. This area has, in years gone by, been an active area not only for bigfoot but numerous other animals. But in the last year or so the activity has seemed to have died down. Now, with fall quickly approaching, I wanted to try out some game cameras in the area to see if any activity had returned to the area.

What follows is a video of my return trip to retrieve the previously set cameras and then another video of what all was captured on the game cameras. I try very hard to be honest and transparent with my bigfoot research, even though, parts of it may seem very boring to many.

I did have a very memorable close encounter with a doe and a fawn on my trip to collect my cameras. For me it was nothing short of amazing and something that truly does not happen everyday. I think you will find my doe encounter and what I have to say about it, interesting in how it pertains to bigfoot.

Here is the video collecting the game cameras.


After returning home, I downloaded all the videos and pictures off the game cameras. I think there are some interesting captures. The black bear is a nice captures and it appears many animals are returning to the area. I can only hope that the bigfoot also return.

Here is the video of the game camera captures.



Hopefully, in the coming months, I can get out more and find us some more interesting things.


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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