Saturday, May 31, 2014

What is this Object in the Sky?

Possible UFO photographed
What is this?

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.


For those who may not know, Chris Light has been documenting unknown aircraft around his home for many year now. He is also retired from the USAF making his opinion more valuable because he knows about the many different kinds of military aircraft and their speeds. We have worked on some of Chris's videos in the past. He filmed 3 UFOs back in 2013 and we did an enhancement of the video (Post found Here). More recently he filmed an unknown tumbling object and we attempted to enhance it. (Post found Here) It should also be noted that Chris lives fairly close to a military base.

In this current photo, Chris was out taking pictures of the beautiful sky (He is also has a photography company) and later noticed this object in the photo. He ask me to attempt to enhance the photo in hopes of revealing what the object actually was, be it bird or unknown. Here are my efforts.

This first photo is an inverted version of the photo.
UFO in the Sky

UFO Enhancement





Here is the object zoomed in and some sharping and anti-aliasing applied. Still can't really tell for what the object actually is but it for sure is there. It don't really look like a bird  but it could be just because of the angle.


     




 
 
 
 
Same photo as the above but image has been inverted in a effort to reveal more details.
Still can not say for sure what it is or isn't.
During the process of manipulating this photo, many different techniques were used. I'm only showing some of them. I wasn't able to confirm the identity of the object. 
 
 
 
A much tighter zoom in on the object, unfortunately the photo becomes pixilated. I attempted to use more "de-blurring" techniques but this is about the clearest I could get it. I also blasted the photo with various colors techniques in an attempt to show more details but there really wasn't much more to see. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So what is the object? I can't say for sure, it does not appear to be a bird but he angle could play a factor in it. There is for sure something there.
A big thanks to Chris Light for sharing the photo and for his continued work scanning the skies.
 
Thanks
~Tom~
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bigfoot: The Evidence Files

New Bigfoot Documentary
Bigfoot: The Evidence Files


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.


 Bigfoot: The Evidence Files

Our second film, Bigfoot: The Evidence Files, can now be streamed and purchased via digital download by Clicking Here.

Synopsis:
You say you don’t believe in Bigfoot, but hundreds of researchers in the field can’t be ignored any more.
Bigfoot is real and the evidence is in!
Over 20 researchers and witnesses have come together to present some of their greatest findings in support of this elusive creature that was mostly, until now, believed to be mythical. Evidence such as tracks, stick and rock formations, sound recordings, video of the creature, and more are presented to the viewer. And the evidence comes from all over North America. So sit back, watch, listen, and prepare to Believe!
Zombie Media present a Crypto Crew Production - Thomas Marcum, Ross T. Nisbet, Bobby Long, Jason Morse . Music by Derek R. Audette - Produced by Thomas Marcum
© 2014 Crypto Crew Production. All Rights Reserved.
Running Time: 56 minutes - NOT RATED - Widescreen
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Bigfoot: The Evidence Files is still scheduled to hit on Amazon.com in the next 30-60 days and our first film, Bigfoot: Tracking A Legend is available NOW for streaming and DVD purchases.
  
I feel this second film is a better production than our first film, but Bigfoot: Tracking A Legend had a more raw feel (Because it was) and gives you more of  the "out in the woods" feeling.
While I sure don't claim to be any kind of great film maker, I do try to present an entertaining and factual film. We also do these films in a effort to fund our little group. It seems we are always needing new and better equipment and money for travel expenses. It is not our goal to prove the existence of Bigfoot to the world, in fact it is probably better that the general public doesn't know about Bigfoot. It's more of our goal to share information with people who have a genuine interest in Bigfoot or are open to Bigfoot being real, which it is. Those of us who know for a fact that Bigfoot is real are not out to prove it to the world but are on a more personal journey to learn and discover more about the creature.

I would like to say Thanks to all who have helped make these little films and a Thanks to all of our fans and supporters.

Thanks
~Tom~

Links to the films:
Bigfoot: Tracking a Legend - 
Amazon Streaming & DVD
ReelHouse HD Streaming/Buy Version

Bigfoot: The Evidence Files
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Mysteries of Cudjo's Caverns

Cudjo Caverns is now Gap Cave
Old Photo of Cudjo Caverns (Gap Cave)

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.


Mysteries of Cudjo's Caverns

On Memorial Day 2014 I finally got to visit Cudjo's Caverns, which is now known as Gap Cave (again). Growing up I can remember our family driving by this tourist stop many times but we never did go in and take the tour. As I grew older, Cudjo's Caverns was shut down, the road going past it was closed off and later removed, this was done because the Cumberland Gap Tunnel was completed and you no longer had to drive over this dangerous, curvy road to visit Tennessee and Virginia. Many lives have been lost crossing this mountain.

Once we heard that the Caverns were back open and that the Cumberland Gap Park Rangers were giving guided tours, we decided to make reservations.

During the tour the park rangers (Keith and Jarrod) gave a wealth of information about how the cave was formed, types of critters that can be found in it and some history about the cave. To this day there is still many Civil War names from both sides of the war burnt into the cave at various spots. They would take their candles and hold it to the cave ceiling and use the soot from the burning candle to spell out their name.

The cave has had many different names over the years. It was first named Gap Cave by Dr. Thomas Walker in 1750. Commercial tours of the cave started in the late 1890s but a book by J.T. Trowbridge which published in 1864 entitled Cudjo's Cave is were the history gets a little more interesting. The Book, Cudjo's Cave, was about a runaway slave who took up refuge in the cave. The popularity of the book and the story of the slave are what prompted the owners to rename the cave, Cudjo's Cave (Later became Caverns) to attract tourist.


Trapped forever
Runaway Slave trapped forever
Now during our tour the two park rangers told about this runaway slave and took us to a special part of the caverns. It seems this slave really enjoyed singing and would go to a specific part of the cavern to sing because of the acoustics. He would spend hours there singing and part of the legend is that the limestone came down and cover him up. Well, in this part of the cave there is this odd rock formation that looks like a person. You can see a head, eyes, mouth and part of a body mingled with the rock. A bit creepy but it makes it a bit more enjoyable for folks like me. The picture to the left is a cropped version of the figure. We took 2 or 3 but due to the lighting the photos just do not do it justice.

Now, there is somewhat of a different version of the story about the runaway slave. In some versions, the slave was killed and buried somewhere in the cave or just threw in a hole.  Now this brings me to the next part of this little tale of the slave. It seems the spirit of this slave still haunts the cave. While researching for more information about the caverns and the history of it, I ran into a very interesting story concerning the slave story.

It seems, that at some point a man got left in the caverns over night. I'm guessing from the story that his occurred somewhere around 1986. The man finds that the doors are chained shut and to scream for help didn't do any good because everyone had left. So according to the story, the man who was left in the cave was pretty scared, Which is understandable. All he had for light was a dimming flashlight. While trying to sleep, this is woken up by the sound of footsteps, so he hides. A voice called out "Ain't no use in hidin’, 'cause I can see you even in the dark." It turns out to be a tall black man, who ends up sitting and talking to the trapped tourist. The black man tells of being an escaped slave, then tells the tourist about his death, his family and many other details about his life. This story has many more details than I will write here but if you are interested in reading the trapped man's full account of the events that night, then  Click Here.

While taking the tour of the caverns there is just a feeling of wonder and amazement looking at the beautiful rock formation. Then you add in all the history of Confederate and Union soldiers, and then the mystery of the escaped slave and you got yourself one good adventure. Not to even mention the importance of the Cumberland Gap itself.

Now here is some interesting facts about the Gap Cave.

* The cave has a surveyed length of 16 miles and is the 42nd longest cave in the United States and 154th in the world.
* There are six known entrances.
*  Daniel Boone passed through Cumberland Gap in 1775 and most likely seen the cave.
* In the early 1800's, and possibly before, the cave was used to mine Saltpeter and was known as Saltpeter Cave.
* In March 1920 Lincoln Memorial University bought the caverns and surrounding land from private owners.
* In 1934 the Gap cave was re-opened to the public.
* In 1947 the title was transferred to the commonwealth of Virginia.
* From 1992 until somewhat recently cave tours were not being held.
* As of June, 2013, 17.5 miles of passage has been mapped by CRF.
* Gap Cave is currently owned and operated by the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.
* This is also where the water comes from for the bottled water "Cumberland Gap" Water.

Here is a couple of photos we took on our trip to Gap Cave.

Cumberland Gap
Water was perfectly Clear
Cudjo Caverns
Awesome formation
We took more photos which can be seen on my personal facebook page, the album is found Here.


We enjoyed ourselves and can recommend the tour to anyone who don't mind the 1.5 miles or so of the hike (including cave). There is some bending and ducking that has to be done and parts of it may be a bit straining for some. There are basically 4 levels to the cave and 183 steps to climb. The complete tour lasted 2 hours or just a little longer.

If you would like to possibly book a tour then go Here.

Thanks
~Tom~




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Saturday, May 24, 2014

2 More Possible Bigfoot Sightings In Same Area

 
Bigfoot Sighting map



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.


I got 2 more reports, one older, one newer, from the same general area.

- Start Report 1 -
Name: mike
Email Address: Withheld
State: ky
County: bell
Date of Sighting: 5-22-14
Time of Day: 700am
Nearest Town: Pineville, ky
Length of Sighting: a few seconds
How many Witnesses: 2
Any Photos/Videos: no
Describe sighting in detail:
I WAS ON HWY 72 ABOUT 3 MILES FROM 119 WHEN THIS THING CAME OUT IN THE ROAD IT WAS BIG AND BLACK AND A COAL TRUCK HAD TO STOP TO . THEN IT WENT OVER THE HILL AND CROSS THE RAIL ROAD TRACKS AND WAS GONE. I ANT NEVER SEEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS IT WAS BIG AND BLACK IT LOOK LIKE A HUMAN.

- End Report -
It should be noted that this is the same area that Terry Roark seen the creature in last year. Read about it and watch the interview by Clicking Here.

Now here is second report, it is from 2001 and in the same general area. This person has ask to remain anomalous.


- Start Report 2 -
It was in late summer of 2001, it was me and one of my sons and one of my nephews. We where out walking and talking & trying to scare each other on Cardinal Rd and as we came to the strip jobs there was something standing right in the middle of the road on the strip job on our left ,well my son keep saying it was a tree but I kept telling him it wasn't a tree because I walked there to many times.

I always loved walking on the strip jobs where there's no people and no traffic, it stood still as still can get, it did not move at all but it was about 7 to 8 ft tall it was on 2 legs. I cant say if there's was any hair or not because I told my son and nephews lets run and we did, but as we came closer to the house I said to my son lets get my pistol and a flash light and I will show you its not a tree. And we did but when we got back out to the strip job it was gone .
I'm not saying it was a big foot because I'm not sure if I believe in them myself but I'm not sure it wasn't one either.

- End Report -

Report 2 was also in Bell county.


Thanks to the people who shared their sightings with us. This is an area I have researched in and have personally found evidence that bigfoot is in the area.


Thanks
~Tom~




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Friday, May 23, 2014

Bigfoot Sighting Near Stampede Reservoir

Bigfoot Looks in Tent
Recreation of event.

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.


Just got in a bigfoot sighting report, even though it is an older sighting it is a good one.

- Start Report -
Name: David
Email Address: withheld
State: CA
County: Sierra
Date of Sighting: 1977
Time of Day: middle of the night
Nearest Town: Truckee
Length of Sighting: Seconds
How many Witnesses: me
Any Photos/Videos: no
Describe sighting in detail:
I was on a group father and son fishing trip at Stampede Lake.  All the adults were asleep in one tent and all the sons were split up into two more.
I was laying awake - couldn't sleep - listening to everyone else snore.
 
Suddenly the tent flap was opened and about a 5 foot tall "person" was standing there looking in.
I grabbed my flashlight and shined it into its' face.  It was a hairy being, with not much on the black face.
 
We both screamed and woke everybody up.  It dropped the tent flap and ran.
We heard sounds down by the lake that I still have never heard in 35+ more years as an outdoorsman.  I cannot call the sound "horse-like" per se, but that would be the closest thing I could describe it to.

Everyone woke up startled and got mad at me thinking I was making it up.  I was told I was nuts, crazy, lying and just about everything else under the sun.  Even my own father ridiculed me.

I remember vividly the look of surprise on its' face.  When it screamed with me, I remember seeing its' eyes go wide and the whites showing, as well as the flashlight beam reflecting off of a row of perfectly straight teeth in the front.  I really cannot say I saw canine teeth.  Just straight, flat, whitish teeth and gums.

The next morning we walked down to Stampede Lake to fish and there were two sets of larger tracks that the tracks of the small one seemed to join up with.

I was so shamed into being quiet about this for so long, I told so very few people since.
I am damn sure I saw a juvenile bigfoot open my tent, scream and run off towards his parents' calls for him.
- End Report -

Here is a general map of the area

sighting area
Bigfoot Near Stampede Reservoir

A big Thanks to David for sharing his sighting with everyone.

Thanks
~Tom~




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Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Very Elusive Yowie

Yowie Track Castings
Yowie track castings
 

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! 



The Very Elusive Yowie
What Do We Really Know About Australia’s Bigfoot?
By Dorraine Fisher

 
Recently I set out to gather some information on Australia’s version of Bigfoot known as the Yowie. I thought it would be easy, but it seems it’s not easy to be a Yowie researcher. And plentiful information on the subject is hard to come by. But slowly, I’ve managed to collect of few details to share. I wanted to find if we’ve been getting accurate information about a supposed flesh and blood creature, or just sensationalized tales of a mythical legend. The truth is less romantic but also more intriguing.

Here in the U.S. bigfoot researchers may suffer a lot of frustration and some ridicule from the public, but they also enjoy many fans and admirers, and our culture is slowly coming to accept the idea that Bigfoot just might be real. Or at least they’d like them to be. And even the TV reality shows that we sometimes love to hate about the subject at least bring the strange world of the hairy ones directly into the cultural sphere. Here, Bigfoot is a star. Kids love this stuff…and so do many adults.

But in Australia… the Yowie hasn’t made it into the limelight. Nor have Yowie researchers. There, the Yowie is considered by most to be a creature of myth, and nothing more. End of story. No TV shows, no celebrity status, no central sightings database like the BFRO (Bigfoot Field Research Organization), and only a scant few tangible internet information sources. Yowie researchers might just be the loneliest of all the researchers.

But just like here in North America, tales of wild men permeate the aboriginal culture in Australia, so the subject can’t be completely ignored. There is almost always some truth to legend. And this is one of the stipulations of modern researchers when they start their searches for any cryptids. They have to ask the question whether all sightings reports are very new, or if they’ve been continual throughout the course of history in certain regions. If stories are handed down from generation to generation by natives for centuries, coupled with modern stories too, we have to believe there might be something to them. At least that’s a place to start.
 
Very much like Bigfoot Stick Formations
Yowie Stick Formation
The name "Yowie" comes from the Australian aboriginal word for "yahoo," and there are two known types. The larger and more often noted 7- foot creature is sometimes known as the Dooligarl. And the smaller, lesser known variety is called the Junjudee. But there aren’t too many other distinctions between Yowies and our very own bigfoot. In fact, the similarities are uncanny.

I’d always heard that Yowies are notoriously aggressive, setting them apart from other similar hominids like bigfoot. Movies and fables about the Yowie have cemented this idea in our minds. But according to one researcher this is not generally the case. It is surmised that those who might encounter them, misinterpret the situation guided by their own fear and adrenalin.

However, it has been suggested they are fiercely territorial, with reports of people having been chased, knocked over, stalked, wrestled, placed in the forks of trees, roared at, and spied on through windows at night. But no human fatalities or other such tragedies are reported.

Just like here, a wide demographic of people report seeing them. They are reported more often in the mountainous and forested areas. They are said to perform near impossible feats, including invisibility, high-speed running, the ability to simply vanish and appear from nowhere. They are reported primarily at times in the order of dusk, dawn, night time, and then daytime. They have glowing bright yellow eyes or bright red eyes. They build both stick and rock structures. No bones have ever been found. No clear photos or videos have been taken. They give off sudden and foul, repugnant odors when encountered. Their canine teeth are said to protrude over their lower lips. They have sloping foreheads, broad shoulders, sagittal crests, and their head is set squarely on the shoulders with no visible neck.

Dogs react with extreme barking or extreme fear where they attempt to hide immediately prior to an encounter. Domestic cats have been known to disappear. Dogs have been said to have been viciously attacked. Yet, according to Australians, Yowies don’t even exist.

Does any of this sound familiar?

So how do we not come to the conclusion that these Australian primates are indeed just an isolated cousin of the sasquatch. If I didn’t believe it before, I certainly believe it now.
 
Possible Young Yowie Track
Possible Young Yowie Track
But what I found most intriguing of all in the whole circle of Yowie controversy are the details in the reports. Australians who’ve encountered them describe the same details over and over again that match exactly the details described in bigfoot encounter reports, including any and all strange behavior that we’ve all scratched our heads over and wondered a tiny bit if these creatures really do have magical abilities. The same details are described by people on the opposite side of the world, on an isolated continent. Most of them know nothing about our bigfoot, and often didn’t believe in them until they saw them with their own eyes. That, to me, is very telling about their existence overall.
 
But I thought it was important to note one key difference. Some Yowie sightings are compared to some reports of "shadow people." The community of believers in Australia is split among those who believe them to be flesh and blood creatures, some who believe they’re something paranormal, and those that have other beliefs entirely. But, there does seem to more focus on the idea of a paranormal aspect in Yowies by the community. And this may be due partly to the fact that no Yowie hair or DNA has ever been found.


But Yowie researchers are just like Bigfoot researchers. They only want solid proof once and for all. And a little respect wouldn’t hurt either. *******DF

For all the Latest and Best Yowie info go to Yowie Hunters website! Photos courtesy of Australian Yowie Research (AYR)/ Yowie Hunters Facebook page.

Books: The Yowie: In Search of Australia's Bigfoot , Weird Australia


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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Chris Light Films Another UFO

What is this large object
What is this thing?



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.


Chris Light UFO Video
Chris Light has been researching and documenting UFO related stuff for over 25 years now. He is also retired USAF and knows aircraft. He does live fairly close to a military base and all this unusual aircraft has him wondering what is going on. Chris had filmed some other strange objects in the past, check it out by Clicking Here

Here is a short clip from his recent video. I have attempted to enhance and stabilize the video.



A big thanks to Chris for letting us use the video. Whatever this thing is it appears to be rather large and moving at a good speed.
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Thanks
~Tom~


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Monday, May 19, 2014

Bigfoot - I Like Dirt Video (UPDATE! MYSTERY SOLVED)

Bigfoot - I like Dirt
Bigfoot digging in the dirt


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.


Bigfoot - I like Dirt
This interesting clip comes from our friend Pearl Prihoda. It shows a bigfoot digging in the dirt.
Pearl would not tell me a lot about the clip other than it was shot several years ago and that the bigfoot was digging and eating dirt. Pearl did not shoot this film but discovered it.
Eating dirt may seem odd to some people but other animals do it.
Here is what Pearl said about the clip:

"It is digging and eating dirt. Mining Geophagy (Eating Dirt) The benefits of clay or dirt to animal health has been known for some time. ... mountain gorillas mine yellow volcanic rock ...humans mine , all animals do.."

I do not know where this video was shot at or who actually shot it, but I can speculate that it was shot in either Washington State or Oregon. Notice how massive the upper part of the leg looks.

I have enhanced the short clip. Here is the original clip and then some enhancements.  


Bigfoot - I like Dirt by TheCryptoCrew

In case the above video will not play here is the Youtube Version, they are exactly the same.

This video was use with permission from Pearl.
So a special Thanks to Pearl Prihoda for letting us enhance the video.

* Sharing and linking to our video is fine.  

Thanks
~Tom~


UPDATE: - A big thanks to Johnny Bigfoot for discovering the true origin of the bigfoot digging in the dirt video. Watch at about the 49:50 mark for the Bigfoot digging in the dirt part. This appears to be some type of recreation . I thought I had seen this somewhere before ...Thanks again to Johnny Bigfoot for clearing it up. ~Tom~





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Saturday, May 17, 2014

More Research from Pawtuckaway State Park

Who made this?
Who made this structure?


This post/report from TCC Team Member Jason Morse.  Jason is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, trained in wilderness survival tactics, a 26 year martial artist, DJ, EMT and amateur writer. Jason conducts bigfoot field research, witness interviews and more for The Crypto Crew.


More Research from Pawtuckaway State Park

This is just some follow up work on a couple of recent post (found Here & Here) about possible Bigfoot activity in Pawtuckaway Park in New Hampshire. This was an actual sightings report we followed up on.

Our friend Monroe Bean, who goes into the field with us sometimes, found the interesting stick structure pictured above.  We all pretty much think it was most likely a man made structure but you never know, I guess.

Monroe also took this photo of what appears to be a humanoid type figure.
Is this bigfoot or a stump
Figure or stump?
Here is a zoom on the figure.

Stump or bigfoot
Stump or Bigfoot?
Of course this could be nothing more that a stump but it does seems to have a human type shape. It really looks monkey like but I don't think there is any wild monkeys in New Hampshire. lol

Here is a little video from some field work in the area.


About the above video.
©The Crypto Crew.
Follow up field work or a reported bigfoot sighting in Pawtuckyaway State Park in New Hampshire. This was conducted back in Feb. of 2014. We are currently still researching the area.


If anyone has any reports from this area please contact us.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Iceberg Or Monster? (Update)

strange ocean sounds
Julia - Strange ocean sounds


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! 



Iceberg Or Monster?

What Is Creating The Ocean Sounds Known As "Julia?"

By Dorraine Fisher



Human imaginations run wild sometimes…or do they? Who knows in the case of phenomenon known as Julia.

On March 1999, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recorded what they referred to as a "sound wave" off the coast of South America, and they gave it the benign name of Julia. But there’s been a lot of spooky speculation since then about what Julia might actually be. They claimed the sound was likely being made by a rather large iceberg from Antarctica that had possibly run aground, but whenever you Google "Julia," you’d be likely to find artist’s depictions of a huge underwater sea creature.

But why is that?

The sounds, said to be something like howling, scratching, and blooping have been recorded annually since that day in 1999. The photo and all the information regarding this is all hush-hush and classified, but often explained away as underwater volcanic activity or a large iceberg scratching against the ocean floor. But pictures rumored to have been taken by Nasa’s Apollo AA35 suggest something more sinister. The rumor claims the very same day of the first recorded sounds by the NOAA, Nasa is said to have taken photos of a huge shadow undulating through the water in the southwest region of Cape Cadre.
On the very same day of the first recorded sounds by the NOAA, Nasa is said to have taken photos of a huge shadow undulating through the water in the southwest region of Cape Cadre. This isn’t all that unusual, but this shadow was allegedly larger than the Empire State Building.
The series of sounds are said to resemble marine animals, but are being made by something much larger than any "known" ocean creature. So it’s been often depicted to resemble the gigantic octopus-like monster in the science fiction works of H.P. Lovecraft in 1928 known as Cthulhu.
We all love to believe in monsters. But are imaginations running wild?
Probably. The NOAA has given us the most likely explanation of these creepy underwater sounds. But until authorities come through with some real information, imaginations will continue to run wild. *****DF
Here is the sounds




[source: livescience.com ]


UPDATE - Here is the Julia sound with enhancements.
 




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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Look at the Rare Goblin Shark

Goblin Shark attack


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.


A rare Goblin Shark was caught recently by a shrimping crew off the coast of Florida, it has brought the beastly looking creature to the forefront. This strange creature can reportedly live at depths of more than 4,265 below the surface. This rare catch was released by the shrimping crew shortly after it's capture.

According to Theepochtimes.com  "Carl Moore, one of the shrimpers, said that  he was trawling for royal red shrimp south of the Marquesas Keys April 19 when he netted the 15-foot goblin shark."



Some Goblin Shark Facts -

* Teeth - The teeth are very long and narrow with single cusps in both jaws. There are 26 in the upper jaw and 24 in the lower jaw.

* Body -  The body is uniformly pale white or pinkish, this is caused by blood vessels just under the translucent skin.

* Other Names - Elfin Shark, Requin Lutin and many others.


* Location - The deep-water goblin shark is thought to be widely distributed. Specimens have been seen in the Atlantic off the coast of Guyana, Surinam, French Guyana, France, Madeira, Senegal, Portugal, Gulf of Guinea, and South Africa. It has also been reported in the western pacific off Japan, Australia and New Zealand. In the Indian Ocean it is found in South Africa and Mozambique. It was recently recorded in the United States near San Clemente Island off the coast of California as well as in the northern Gulf of Mexico south of Pascagoula, Mississippi. Few specimens have ever been caught making it one of the rarest species of sharks.


Just by watching the animated picture at the top of the page, it reminds me of the movie Alien with Sigourney Weaver, where the alien creature had the extra set of teeth and mouth inside of it's mouth.

This odd shark is pretty creepy but fascinating all at the same time.
I can only image what kind of "Monster" tales came from the first sightings of this creature.

Thanks
~Tom~


[Sources: Sharktrust, FLMNH,]




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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bigfoot in Western Kentucky - Blackberry Picker Encounters Bigfoot

Bigfoot sighting near Shady Grove
Bigfoot encounter near Shady Grove


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.


!! Bigfoot in Western Kentucky !!

I got this report of a bigfoot encounter in western Kentucky and wanted to share it.

- Start Report -
Name: Timothy A. ***
Email Address: withheld
State: Kentucky
County: Crittenden
Date of Sighting: June 28th 2008
Time of Day: morning
Nearest Town: Shady Grove
Length of Sighting: 4 mins
How many Witnesses: one
Any Photos/Videos: no
Describe sighting in detail:
I was picking blackberries on old Westvaco property when some deer come running out of the 8 to 10 foot tall trees I was picking berries by. Then I could hear something coming thru the trees after them. It was making a growl like grunt sounds.  As it got closer I could see the trees being pushed apart. That is when I could see a hairy arm and hand. I could see leg and hip too. The limbs it was pushing apart were 3\4 the way up these trees two rows in. I got my bucket and got the hell out of there. Scared the hell out of me.

Follow Up Question:
Have there been more reports form that area?

There was a sighting by coyote hunters in 2010 just a half mile from my sighting

- End Report -


Thanks goes to Timothy A. for submitting his encounter. Please submit your sighting and reports to us by Clicking Here

Thanks
~Tom~

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Bigfoot Sighting Report from Letcher County Kentucky

Bigfoot sighting in Kentucky,
Letcher county, Ky


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.


!! Bigfoot Encounter Report !!

This report comes from Letcher County, Kentucky, which is not very far from me. I have been in this area when I was a wild land firefighter, the mountains are very large and deep in this area. It also has some really remote areas.

-Start Report-
Name: Tim *******
Email Address: withheld
State: KY
County: Letcher
Date of Sighting: Oct,31/2012
Time of Day: 5:30 near dark
Nearest Town: Jenkins
Length of Sighting: encounter lasted approx. 10 mins
How many Witnesses: myself
Any Photos/Videos: n/a
Describe sighting in detail:
I was deer scouting, gun season nearing, was in a hollow called Dark hollow, coming off the top of ridge, what is known as Pine Ridge, at the end of an old logging/mining road. Just as I was about to step off the embankment to the logging/mining road, I hear a loud Woosshhh, so loud, I'm sure my eyes crossed and short moments later woosshhh, so I yelled loud as I could, wanting to warn whatever it was, that I was there, so thinking it possibly might be a bear, elk or big cat I shot a round from a 30/30,trying to show it along its merry way, and again, woosshhhh. I shot another round, 3 times I shot into the embankment trying to warn it that I wasn't there to play. And I fumbled my cell phone about to call my brother, try to get him to drive up to closely where I was and try to scare it away, which he was trick or treating with his daughter and couldn't. So I had to man-up and get to my vehicle on my own, legs shaking I backed away from the direction the woosshhing sound was coming from, I kept the embankment between me and the creature and looked back about 50 yards with blurry, watery eyes and seen the thing just standing there, upon arriving to my vehicle. Never will forget that day, was also getting foggy and misting rain.

Another Map of general area

Letcher County Bigfoot
Dark Hollow area
Follow up Questions:
Describe the creature -
I only seen that it was darkish brown and approx 6 to 7 feet in height, this was roughly 50 to 60 some yards away, about 35 minutes till dark. About 4 hundred pounds of weight. No special features, what I mean is no muscular or bodily features.
And seriously, between the fear from its sound, my eyes were really watering, not crying but as in nerve damage from the fear.
The sound was like the "wo" sound wolf and followed by the long "shhh" sound, like shhhhh and fadeing. woosshhhh.

Have you been back there?
Been back once, been there (general area) a few times, main ridge runs along hwy but a couple miles away

Any other reports from that area?
Other reports ,maybe 10 miles away, closest

-End Report-


Thanks to Tim for sharing his encounter with us. If anyone else would like to report a sighting, please use the form found Here.

Thanks
~Tom~



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