Thursday, July 28, 2016

Strange Lights Seen Over The Western Sky Wednesday Night



Strange Lights Seen Over The Western Sky Wednesday Night
Space Junk???

By Dorraine Fisher



At around 9:30 Wednesday night, July 27, 2016, residents of states like Nevada, Utah, reported on social media about seeing a strange meteor shower or lights streaking across the sky overhead. Many took video, but none were sure what they were seeing.

Many first heard one expert say the spectacle was nothing more than debris from a Chinese rocket launch that took place on June 25 that was believed to have returned to the earth’s atmosphere and was likely traveling around earth at a high rate of speed; around 18,000 mph. But others weren’t so sure.

The 45-year director of Griffith Observatory, Ed Krupp, made another claim.
"Anytime you have a report of a luminous object, it's a fair bet it's a natural event. It's likely space debris or a meteor produced by interplanetary debris."

And today, “space junk” is the prevailing theory, although we at the Crypto Crew can think of many different spins on the story about what it might be. But we’ll let you decide.
Check out the videos.

Video 1

Video 2 - Apparently, someone in Utah also recorded the lights.



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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, July 21, 2016

My Crypto World - Bigfoot Wood Knocks


Welcome to episode 16 of My Crypto World. This episode is one of the shorter ones, but I think it has some good information. In this episode I talk about Bigfoot wood knocks, what the general consensus is about wood knocks, and what I use to do wood knocking.
Episode 16




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~Tom~

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Demonic Possession: Is It Real?


Demonic Possession: Is It Real?
A Yale-Educated Psychiatrist Weighs In
By Dorraine Fisher


Any of you who have followed my work with The Crypto Crew have probably read some of my articles and seen my podcasts. And you probably know that I tend to push the envelope of science just a bit. To me, science is limited. It only goes as far as what can actually be seen. And then, there are many of us, like me, that have come to realize, often the hard way, that there are many things in this world that as yet can’t be explained. As well as many things that are believed to exist but can’t always be seen. So, of course, it fascinates me to read about a scientist who’s witnessed some very unusual phenomena first hand and is forced to stray outside the scientific method and imagine that many things in the world aren’t always black or white.

Richard Gallagher, a board-certified psychiatrist and a professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College is just such a scientist. After years of working with a priest/exorcist in hundreds of mental health cases involving individuals afflicted with supposed “demonic possession,” he’s been forced to reevaluate his beliefs on the subject, and said so freely in an article for the Washington Post a couple of weeks ago.

Gallagher, a Yale-educated psychiatrist, did not give into his new beliefs willingly, but was asked nearly 30 years ago by this priest/exorcist to evaluate a patient’s state of mental health. A patient who was believed at the time to be demon-possessed. And they had some success, obviously, as this unlikely partnership has continued all this time. Dr. Gallagher has helped filter out many cases of mental illness, that he claims make up a good portion of these cases, from the cases he is unable to explain as mental disorders, or the so-called “devil’s work.”

And when asked what he actually believed about the concept of demonic possession after years of analysis and thought and in spite of his scientific education, the doctor had this to say:
Most of my scientific colleagues and friends say no, because of their frequent contact with patients who are deluded about demons, their general skepticism of the supernatural, and their commitment to employ only standard, peer-reviewed treatments that do not potentially mislead (a definite risk) or harm vulnerable patients. But careful observation of the evidence presented to me in my career has led me to believe that certain extremely uncommon cases can be explained no other way.

But I ask, how do they discern the difference?

After a long google search for a scientific explanation of demonic possession, it became abundantly clear to me that science rejects the subject overall and hesitates greatly to offer any scientific explanation for this possibility. Or maybe they just can’t come up with one. But those who witness these supposed possessions make very consistent claims of the victims speaking languages that weren’t previously known to them, isolated cases of levitation, and expressions of knowledge the victim did not previously have. These included personal information about certain individuals involved in the case, including their whereabouts, how their loved ones died, or their secret sins. All of these are things that can’t be explained away as mental illness. All of these depend on some psychic or preternatural ability, according to Gallagher.

So, this goes back to how I often say that those who actually witness these phenomena while having the education to prop themselves up are sometimes the ones who bravely cross over the bridge into the unknown, throw their hands up in the air, and say they’ve seen some weird things and they can’t intelligently and in good conscience discount them, no matter what their education might dictate.
To this, Doctor Gallagher said, “I have personally encountered these rationally inexplicable features, along with other paranormal phenomena. My vantage is unusual: As a consulting doctor, I think I have seen more cases of possession than any other physician in the world.

The doctor explained that some patients exhibit symptoms of what is known as pseudo-possession in which the patient identifies with possession and interprets his or her personally destructive feelings as a possession. These patients are deemed psychotic. But then there are the other types that might suddenly begin speaking perfect Latin.

And the doctor did stress that when he gives his evaluation, he never claims the patient/victim is “possessed” per se. He only informs the clergy that he can see no medical explanation for his or her symptoms and behavior.

In recent years, the clergy has tried to stay more on the side of science, but the demand for help with demonic possessions seems to be growing in spite of this. And it that’s the case, more psychiatric professionals will be called upon to aid in these highly controversial matters. And although this is just one psychiatrist making these claims, it could represent others who haven’t dared come forward with their new thoughts on the matter...yet.

It’ll be interesting to see what the future holds for this belief that doesn’t seem to die in the modern world. But you can bet, I’ll be watching.

He has an upcoming book on demonic possession in the works and you can read the entire article by Dr. Richard Gallagher in the Washington Post HERE.

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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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Monday, July 18, 2016

Throwback - Movie Review


Running Time: 93 minutes
Written & Directed 
by 
Travis Bain

Where to start.... well, first this film was shot in the forest of far North Queensland and to my surprise, the area looks a lot like my neck of the woods here in Kentucky. The scenery is nothing short of breath taking. I went into this movie knowing a little bit about it and always thought it looked interesting. I finally got around to purchasing it and giving it a good watch.
The plot line is pretty straight forward, two down-on-their-luck pest exterminators set out to search for lost gold in the thick forest.  Of course, anytime you are dealing with a large sum of money, greed always comes into play, and it is no different in this film. What is different, different than your typical "look for treasure" films, is that this area of forest is home to the Yowie. The Yowie is basically what us Americans call Bigfoot or Sasquatch. So, as the film progresses the fortune seekers are being stalked by a Yowie.

During the course of the film, we learn that several people have gone missing while in this forest. This is where you get to meet a familiar face in the film. Vernon Wells, who you will probably recognize from the movie The Road Warriors or one of his other numerous roles. He plays a deeply embedded detective trying to solve the case of the missing people.

I know, with us being a Bigfoot site, you want to know about the Yowie creature in the film...well here it goes. The creature in the film, the suit used, is not the best in the world, but it is not bad either. The director, Travis Bain, does a good job letting you see the Yowie without really seeing the flaws in the suit. Another plus is that you get the see the creature very soon into the movie and very often in the movie. So, considering that the film had a limited budget, the suit, along with the filming, makes it more that adequate.

During the course of the film, there are some intense scenes between the treasure hunters, the detective, and the Yowie. Of course, I don't want to post any spoilers, but there is a lot of gun play in the film. There is also some gore in the film but it is limited and done pretty good for the most part.

In the end, I enjoyed the film and found it to be entertaining. It is far better than much of the corny films you see on the SYFY channel. Please be aware, that this is a horror/adventure film and that the Yowie is not a cuddly forest friend in the film.

Also, of note is that the DVD contains a lot of extra content. It even has several of Bain's older short films, which I found entertaining.

So, if you are looking for a pretty solid fright type of film, Throwback, fits the bill pretty good..


The film was very well made and the picture quality is crisp. The pace of the movie is pretty good and there is very little lull time.

Here is my final rating.
Rating: 3 out of 5 


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~Tom~

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Crypto Tracker Chronicles - Jason Teeters Interview & Investigation


The Crypto Tracker Chronicles - Jason Teeters Interview & Investigation

It's been a long time coming but episode 4 of Crypto Tracker Chronicles is finally Here!
In this episode veteran researcher Leon Drew take witness Jason Teeters back to where the encounter took place. This was the first time Jason has been back to spot of his encounter. The two team up and scout the area for any bigfoot evidence.

This episode is long overdue but well worth the wait. Sit back and enjoy, it's a good one.

Episode 4


Look for another episode soon.  


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~Tom~

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fence Climber by MK Davis - How tall is the figure?


I noticed that MK Davis's video of a possible bigfoot crossing a fence has got some renewed attention. I went back and watched it a few times and one thing kept popping in my mine.."I wonder how tall this thing is?" So, I decided to see if I could possibly make a decent guess at the height of the figure.
I took a couple of still frames from the video, particularly the one where MK Davis is standing next to the fence.

Here is that still frame. The dark shadowy figure is crossing the fence and you can see the superimposed image of MK Dave.

I decided to adjust the figure and make it appear as if it was standing up straight. This could give us some idea of how tall the figure may be.




After making some measurements, I can make a guess at how tall the figure is compared to MK Davis. I would guess the figure is about 1 foot taller than MK. While my method was very crude and there was some guess work, I think it is a good guess.

I made a short video that might explain it a little better. It has several more picture that might help and I give a guess at the overall height of the figure.
Here is the video.




A big thanks to MK Davis for the original video, it is a very interesting clip.
If you would like to view the original clip, here is the link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4QcYdT6keQ

Of course, no copyright infringement is intended with my little video, I only used a couple still frames and hopefully my height guess is helpful. Maybe, someone already did a height guess, if so I have not seen it.



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~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, July 13, 2016

My Crypto World - Bigfoot Equipment Test


Welcome to episode 15 of My Crypto World. In this episode I talk about some of the equipment I use while researching bigfoot. I also do a product review of a new piece of gear, that I may be able to use for bigfoot research.

Here is episode 15





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~Tom~

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bigfoot and Upside Down Trees


Recently, one of our research team members ran across an upside down tree. We talked about it and shared opinions about it with each other. Neither one of us have ever found one of these before. We both understand that other researchers have found numerous upside down trees and that they associate them with Bigfoot.
I also understand that sometimes logging companies do this, for whatever reason, but this was in an area were there was no logging and the tree did not appear to have any chainsaw marks.

Upside down trees seems to be an idea that has caught on pretty good in the bigfoot community, as something bigfoot does.

Now, I was wondering....IF bigfoot does do this ...what is the purpose? What makes researchers think that bigfoot does this? I'm in the woods a lot and have never found one, could it just be a regional type of thing? Has anything like this been found or associated with the Yeti or Yowie?



The main reason I'm posting this is to get other peoples opinions. Do you think Bigfoot does this type of thing? If so, Why? Do you have a more natural explanation for it? Let us know.


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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