Saturday, January 31, 2015

Skunk Ape in Florida? - Unedited Video!

Skunk ape?
I have not really gave this very much coverage because to me it is clearly a hoax and just the next stage in the "Bathing Bigfoot" story. But thanks to the fine folks over at  http://cryptozoologynews.com/ - we now have the unedited, HD version of the video. Not only that they have done a little investigating themselves and here is what they had to say about it.

"This is the original file as it was sent to us. We also interviewed the witness and that is currently the only one interview available....... You can hear the two subjects on the canoe laughing at the end. We have established the coordinates for the exact spot as well as other details.
In early January, as you probably remember, there was the photograph of that "Bigfoot" in the same swamp. It turned out to be a hoax, as expected from the start. What's strange is that this new video has now taken place at the same location....There is something about it that doesn't add up. It looks too human to us."

Here is the unedited video courtesy of Cryptozoology News


Now, If I might inject a little of my opinion about this, Notice there is no reaction from the people in the canoe, they are not excited, they are not scared, they really have no reaction at all. As for the "bigfoot" itself, it looks clumsy and seem to have difficultly stepping over the small downed tree at the first of the video.

Almost all Bigfoot sightings in Florida are nothing more than rogue monkeys. There is a large population of them. As for this video, it is nothing more than a guy in a suit carrying out stage two of the "bathing Bigfoot" hoax.

Will there be a stage 3?

A big thanks to Cryptozoology News for letting us use their video and information.


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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Dark Dossier Issue # 5 - Now Available!!


Now Available! Issue #5!
For those who don't know Dark Dossier is a monthly magazine devoted to coverage of Ghosts, Aliens, Monsters, & Mysteries and investigations into all things paranormal!

It is a fantastic read and very well done. We (TCC) have a section in this issue that I think you will enjoy.
Here is what is featured in this issue - The Reign of the Reptiles by Alan Connell, Investigation: Hounds of Hell!, The Sargasso Monster by Edsel Newton, Interview: Horror Writer Hunter Shea!, Crypto Crew Corner with Thomas Marcum!, Paranormal News from around the world!, Book Reviews!, Horror Comics!, Photos and Artwork! and More!!

Now, one thing I really like about the magazine is the fact you don't have to do a yearly subscription, you can buy each issue separately, or course there is a yearly subscription option as well.

So, check out their website to buy back issues and more - http://www.darkdossier.com/Magazine.html
or just jump over and purchase the newest issue -  http://payhip.com/b/u9S0 (Instant downloading)

I know you'll like 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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Friday, January 30, 2015

Bigfoot Witness Interview

Bigfoot Witness
Artist Rendering by TCC Team Member Greg Champy
Interview with Angelo about his Bigfoot sighting near Cimarron, New Mexico.  We also retrace the route that Angelo was driving that night and discuss some of the strange sounds around his home.

Here is the interview.




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This post by TCC Team member Leon Drew. Leon gallops the plains and rides tall in the saddle while in the mountains of the great state of Colorado. He is a Army Vet, History Buff, Telecom Engineer, Paranormal investigator and Bigfoot Researcher.



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Are Deer Traits And Behaviors Influenced By Predators Like Sasquatch?

Deer and Sasquatch, is there a connection (Photo: ©Dorraine Fisher)
 
Are Deer Traits And Behaviors Influenced By Predators Like Sasquatch?
And Why Should We Care?
By Dorraine Fisher

     Ever since Janice Carter told National Geographic that Bigfoot hunted deer on her property in Tennessee, it has slowly become an accepted theory that deer are one of a sasquatch’s main food sources. This, backed up by the observation that most bigfoot sightings happen in areas most densely populated with deer or other similar animals, and that deer are a large primate’s main hope for enough food to sustain it in these areas. So are deer traits and behaviors influenced by those that prey on them? Like maybe sasquatches? And why should we care?

    My grandfather told me years ago that if I wanted to study a predator (in this case, Sasquatches) I should study their food, which here, we theorize is deer. Follow their food, and that predator will be somewhere around close too.  And both creatures’ existence intertwines.

    I’ve found that to sometimes solve a problem or make any breakthroughs, I have to stop and look at the whole thing from a different perspective.  And I have a very high deer population in my area that’s very accessible and very close to an area where there has been believed to be sasquatch activity in recent years.  And I wanted to go out and get some pictures of them anyway; hopefully some really good ones.  And to get good wildlife shots, you have to think and act like a hunter. So it was a good opportunity to get in some practice getting closer to them and do some unofficial experiments.  That is, after I read up on the known facts about them. And I wanted to know if I could find anything new about them…from the perspective of a person who believes bigfoot could be roaming the same forest areas.
 
 But first, the facts.

*Whitetails blend amazingly well with their surroundings. They are a beautiful reddish-brown color in the warmer months and more of a grayish-brown during the stark winter months.

*They have a four-chambered stomach that allows them to digest the wide variety of plant foods they eat.  So they are cud chewers like cows. They don’t chew much while they’re eating, and later, when they rest, they regurgitate the food and chew it again.

*They have scent glands in their feet that leave scent trails and allow them to communicate with other deer.

*Whitetails get their name from the dense white hair on the underside of their tales. They use this as a warning signal to other deer. They’ll blow air hard through their nostrils and throw their tails into the air like flags when they’re alarmed.

*They can run at speeds that are recorded to reach 30 mph. (48 Kilometers)

*They can jump over objects up to nine feet high. (3 meters)

*They can leap distances of up to 30 feet. (9 meters)

*They basically stay in a single territory their entire lives, never leaving, unless they’re driven out by predators or human expansion. They usually run together in small herds led by an older female.

*A full-grown whitetail will reach heights of up to 3 feet and weigh up to 200 lbs.

*Their average life span is around 11 years.

*Whitetails can populate quickly. Females, known as does, give birth to one to three offspring at a time, usually in May or June. And an average whitetail can produce up to 35 babies in its 7-year lifespan.  The babies, called fawns, are born reddish-brown with white spots to blend in with their spring surroundings.

*A whitetail’s eyes see very well in up to a 310 degree wide-angle range without moving its head. But they are believed to have trouble focusing in on objects and to be color-blind.

*They have a very keen sense of hearing and it’s believed they can measure how far away a sound is by listening. Muscles in their head allow them to see and hear without moving their heads. And their ears move independently in all directions so they can hear all around them without moving their heads.

*Only the bucks grow antlers which can have varying numbers of “points” or tines. I’ve seen up to ten points. During mating season, also called rut, they use them to fight over territory and the right to mate with does in that territory.

*Bucks mark their territory by scraping bark from trees with their antlers.

Not more than 15 feet from her, I was trying to get this doe to turn and look at me so I could take her picture. But even though I was so close, she was more interested in a possibly bigger threat in the other direction. She was listening to the crows cawing about a quarter mile away sounding an alarm that there was a predator or other disturbance in the woods in that direction. Then the deer in that area slowly moved to the opposite end of the preserve away from the sounds of the crows. (Photo:©Dorraine Fisher)


     And so, if deer are a sasquatches sustaining food source, how has that shaped deer behavior and evolution? Has it shaped it at all?  I found more questions than answers, but the questions raise new ideas about the behavior and evolution of both creatures.  And these are observations of deer in my area. There is no guarantee that other deer would behave the same. I’m not a scientist, and these are my opinions about them from spending hours watching them.  You can take these and 4 and a half bucks and buy a fancy cup of coffee. But here goes.

*I’ve wondered for years why deer seem to be so terribly skittish. And I really started wondering when I nearly hit one last summer as it darted out in front of my truck in wide-eyed terror.  What are they so afraid of?  Yes, there are coyotes around my area, and maybe even an occasional bobcat.  But I wondered if either of those predators would instill the kind of terror I saw in this animal’s eyes. Just curious.

*Yes, they jump at the snap of a twig, but have you ever wondered why that is? Have you ever wondered if there might be a reason for such behavior; like they’ve learned that the snap of a twig means danger?  And to hear wood knocks seems to send them into a panic. I tried this several times during the summer with the same reaction. That is, after my encounter in the summer of 2012 when I heard loud wood knocks and heard deer running in circles in the woods, only to have two fawns nearly knock me over trying to get away from…whatever it was. Yes, deer are very jumpy, but wood knocks seemed to bother them much more; much more than even my truck door slamming or dogs barking in the distance.  Some sounds didn’t seem to bother them much at all.

*Deer respond quickly to the alarms of other animals. Very often, it’s the crows that give the warning.  I’ve witnessed deer leaving an area when the crows start squawking an alarm that I’m there.  Many times the deer won’t move out of the area completely until the crows have decided I’m a threat. It’s just interesting.  If the crows sound the alarm that I’m there, then they would certainly send out an alarm about any other predator or disturbance. It was frustrating trying to get close to the deer when the crows were around, but I also decided that the crows could be an asset. They know about all the little disturbances in the woods before I do…and they’re all too ready to tell me all about it.  Crazy questions started to run through my mind. Could they be an indicator of ANY predator that might be lurking? Like maybe even a sasquatch?

*Whitetail territory is amazingly small, perhaps a square mile or so. As long as there’s enough food and safety, I find the exact same deer in nearly the same areas every day at the same time of day, especially during cud-chewing time.  Usually older females with their offspring and younger followers.  Males tend to wander more but still seem to stay close to the same small territory, especially if the does are there also.  But I’ve heard some people asking if sasquatches migrate.  Predators usually follow their favorite prey. Deer generally do not migrate, but does this mean sasquatches don’t migrate either?  Most creatures move if their food source runs out or migrates to another area…or they’re driven out by humans.

*A deer can be brought down by a bobcat or coyote. But these predators have trouble bringing down a healthy full-grown adult whitetail.  Of course, a deer that runs out in front of your vehicle could be running from any other predator. But when they’re running at top speed in total terror, with no regard for anything else that could kill them, like your car, in areas of sasquatch sightings, I have to wonder if there isn’t more to the story of these events.

*Whitetails are said to be able to run up to 30 mph, but I speculate that they can move faster in certain situations. A friend of mine observed a whitetail running in a corn field beside his truck as he was traveling around approximately 40 mph. Of course, this was not a scientific test.  But I believe in cases of fear and panic, adrenaline may move them much faster than we think.

*Of course, gunshots disturb them, but hunting season is really only a small part of their year. Do the sounds of gunshots bother them because they’re familiar with the sound of guns? Or is it because the popping noise of shotguns resembles a loud wood knock? Something they may hear on regular basis all year long? I just wonder.


    Of course, I’m only speculating about all of this. These are my own crazy questions and curiosities.  But the reason I do this is to think about it differently and look at it all from a different angle, and to hopefully find something new to contribute.

An animal’s traits and behaviors are influenced by its food source and its danger source. There is no way this could be avoided. Animals evolve better ways to cope and survive with the challenges around them. If not, they simply don’t survive at all. So if deer are the main food source of a sasquatch, the deer have a story to tell about what’s hunting them and they’ve evolved to deal with that.
 
Maybe this all seems a bit simplistic, but sometimes it comes down to obvious, simple  things.  Sometimes the answer is right in front of us and we don’t see it because we think it should be more complicated.   Like this photo story I’m calling The Whitetail Project, anytime there’s a puzzler like bigfoot on the prowl, if you hit a wall in trying to find answers, and you can’t make a breakthrough, try looking at it from the other side of the fence.
*******DF


A buck lurking around. (Photo: ©Dorraine Fisher)
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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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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Strange Howl recorded in Canada

Strange Howl recorded in Canada
This odd howl was recorded in Alert bay, Canada by Tina Duck on 1/25/15. The audio was really low and almost impossible to here.
She was needing someone to bring out the howl she heard and she allow me to attempt to enhance the audio. You can now here it but what is making this sound?

Here is the video with the enhanced sound.



What do you think?


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, January 26, 2015

What Are The Ohio Howls?


What Are The Ohio Howls?
And Why Are They So Compelling To Sasquatch Research?
By Dorraine Fisher

    If you take a look at the population of Bigfoot sightings on the sightings map on the BFRO (Bigfoot Field Research Organization) website, you’ll find the number of Ohio sightings compare well with the numbers of sightings in the Pacific-Northwest. It’s one of the top states for sightings in the U.S.

     In 1994, researcher and BFRO founder, Matt Moneymaker, recorded these howls in Columbiana County, near Wellsville, on the Ohio River. And it’s still considered one of the most compelling pieces of sound recording evidence for the existence of Bigfoot. It has the guttural quality of a very large creature and doesn’t sound like any known animal in Ohio.

     But you don’t have to take my word for it. Listen and see what you think.



******
DF




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Another Possible Bigfoot Report - New Hampshire

General map of the area
A couple of day ago I received a possible bigfoot evidence report from Ned. In the report he tells about a few different possible finding while hunting.

Here is the report.

-Start Report-

Name: Ned
Email Address: On file
State: NH
County: Stafford
Date of Sighting: 2001 ?
Time of Day: 4:15pm
Nearest Town: Pittsburg (NH)
Length of Sighting: 5 min
How many Witnesses: 2
Any Photos/Videos: no

Describe sighting in detail:
My son and I were deer hunting near a large deer wintering yard not far from the Canadian border. It was snowing heavily as we were taking our evening stands. It became darker than normal due to the heavy snowfall so I headed back toward the truck on the tote road that I walked in on.
On the way, My son was also sitting on the side of the tote rd and jumped to his feet quickly as I got to him and began a hurried pace back to the truck in front of me.
We were walking in our old tracks that now had a couple of inches of snow in them.  As we got to the top of a ridge that we had to go down over, my son stopped dead in his tracks staring at the trail.  He was looking at some very large tracks that had been standing in our tracks.
The tracks were about an inch larger in length and width than my size 12W 800 gram thinsulate hunting boots.  The tracks were as fresh as could be in heavy snowfall yet without seeing what made them.  That being said, we could not make out tread or toes due to the snow falling back into the  track when his foot was pulled out.
What struck us as very very strange was the direction he came from and returned. The nearest road in that direction is a mile away over a heavily wooded ridge. He only had a few minutes of daylight left. Why he didn't follow our tracks back out to our truck and ask for a ride back around the mountain to his vehicle is odd. Considering how hard it was snowing.  Visibility was minimal even in the remaining twilight. When it got pitch dark, even with a light, he is going to have a hard time finding his way back.
Also,when he stepped into the tote road, he stepped down off a 4ft high embankment and into the road with one step. When he left, he stepped up over the same embankment with one step.  Not anything we could have done and we are both over 6ft tall. Also odd was that he headed back on a tangent line to the line he walked in on.  My son thinks it is possible that it was another hunter because they have been known to cross from the other tote road to this road during daylight.
One more thing:  Both my son and I experience the feeling of dread and extreme uneasiness prior to heading out that evening. This was evident in my sons "hurried pace". Neither of us have ever felt that way in the woods before.
Several years before that, in the same area, I came across tracks in fresh snow, of what appeared to be a hunter that had a gate that I could not match when I tried.  I found it odd that a hunter would be running in the woods at dawn in the heart of a walk-in hunting area.  His gate never once slowed or stopped in over a half mile that I followed his tracks. The tracks were in fresh powder but did not seem to be any bigger than my tracks.
A hunting buddy of my sons, had a similar experience on the same tote road which borders a huge Cedar swamp, only this person (or thing) headed out into the swamp and never came back out.  He followed it and saw where it stepped over "blow downs" that he thought was not possible. He may agree to tell you of his experience but I am not sure. It wouldn't hurt to ask.
I have one more incident that happened in the same time frame as the first report but it occurred about 18 miles further north on the Maine/NH border in October. I smelled a skunk like smell when I came to some large footprints in the mud.  This happened a mile or two from another sighting by a young couple on Bosebuck Mountain in Maine.

-End Report-

It sure does sound like there could be Bigfoot in Ned's hunting area.  Thanks Ned for sharing what you have found and if your son's buddy wants to share his report, then please have him submit it via the link at the top of the page.


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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Possible Bigfoot Tracks Found in New Hampshire!

Bigfoot Track?
Possible Bigfoot track
I was recently contacted by Jeff, he had been looking and studying our Bigfoot Sightings Map and wanted to ask some basic information. I was happy to help him out. A few days later I got another email from Jeff along with some pictures and here is what he said:

"The reason I asked about the pins is that I read a couple of your reports and decided to do a little research. After studying a map of the area I set out to explore where I thought these reports might have taken place.

I had a great hike and great luck. I found an amazing stick structure along with a trackway and a number of tree breaks.

When expanding your map your pin is on the other side of the park from where I had my best luck. Although I did find a healthy tree (aprox 6" diameter) that had been knocked over by something (which was not weather related) closer to where your pin was located.
"


Jeff was kind enough to share the photos of the tracks and the stick formation he found. Here is the other pictures.




Here we see a possible Bigfoot track line.














Here is a odd shelter/stick formation. This sure does not appear to be anything done naturally or by the wind. Great find by Jeff!





Jeff also had this to say:

"....I would not have found these if it wasn't for you and your website. These pictures were taken at Pawtuckaway State Park in NH on Sunday January 18th."


As some of you may know, this is not the first reports from Pawtuckaway State Park. Our very own Jason Morse has conducted investigation and research in this area.
Here is some links to other reports from this area.
More bigfoot reports from Pawtuckaway    
Research from Pawtuckaway
Follow up field work


A big thanks to Jeff for contacting us and for sharing his findings. We hope to hear more from him 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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