Monday, June 30, 2014

Interview with Researcher Leon Drew

Leon Drew - Cowboy and researcher of the unknown
Leon Drew - Cowboy and researcher of the unknown


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.


Interview with Researcher Leon Drew
 
The interview series rides on in our 11th installment, who better to interview than modern day cowboy Leon Drew. Leon gallops the plains and rides tall in the saddle while in the mountains of the great state of Colorado. Not only does he research Bigfoot, he also guns down ghost in the spirit world by conducting ghost hunts. Nothing can escape this Posse! (Cue the western music)

- Start Interview -

Tom: How long have you been researching/studying Bigfoot?
LD: Last 5 years consistently but have been reading and studying the topic since 1974.

Tom: What got you interested in Bigfoot, Was there a particular event that got you started?
LD: Recently, it was after two visual encounters along the road I live on. Originally started after seeing  the TV show ‘In Search Of” and the  70’s  Bigfoot Docudrama.

Tom: During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a Bigfoot?
LD: NO, my 3 visual encounters, 2  lasting only 3-5 seconds,  and the face to face, lasting about 45 seconds.  All was nonaggressive.

Tom: It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack Bigfoot research, How do you deal with it?
LD: 1) Ask then why they don’t believe. 2) give them examples of recently discovered species IS Bonobo Chimp. 3) Tell of my encounters and my theories. I, myself, am skeptical of all evidence I see and try and debunk it. If you have blind faith in all evidence you are not doing research, you are doing a injustice to the creature and the hope of ever getting “Mainstream Science” to accept it.

Tom: Would you like to see Bigfoot accepted and/or proven to the general public?
LD: I would like to see a major study done that has credible scientist on it along with experienced field researchers to identify and catalog the main species and the 3-5 subspecies that make up this cryptid. 

Tom: What is your favorite time of year to research/study Bigfoot, When do you have your most success?
LD: Late winter to early spring in the Pikes Peak region . As some snow is still around to see track lines but warm enough to  get  movement of family groups. Also before tourist season starts and the groups move deeper and higher up..

Tom: Do you have a favorite Bigfoot story or report?
LD: Yes, the one Dorraine Fisher took. (Speaking of his interview with DF - found Here )

Tom: What would you be doing if you wasn't researching/studying Bigfoot?
LD: Find some other reason to be in the wilderness! Also do more Paranormal research! I try to never stop learning and expanding my life knowledge!  We should never stop learning or yearning to expand our minds and souls!

TM: Thanks for doing the interview. Good luck with your research and we hope you always have happy trails.

- End Interview -

Over the yeas we have turned to Leon on several occasions, he has always helped us out and gave use some insight on varies things. So thanks for that as well.

As for me, my day is about spent, I think I'll just ride off into the sunset for today.

Moseying along
~Tom~
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bigfoot Sighting Report with Photo

Bigfoot sighting with photo
Bigfoot in Iowa - Taken with flip phone


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 Sighting Report with Photo

I got this bigfoot sightings report in a couple days ago. The witness, Darren, sent me the photo that he had taken with his flip phone. After the report there is some enhancement of the picture. This is a good report and a big thanks to Darren for sharing it.

- Start Report -

Name: Darren
Email Address: Withheld but on file
State: Iowa
County: Des Moines (It's important to note this is Des Moines County, close to the IL border)

Date of Sighting: 11/3/2012
Time of Day: 1400hrs (2pm)
Nearest Town: Middletown
Length of Sighting: 5 to 6 minutes
How many Witnesses: 1
Any Photos/Videos: one photo from cell flip phone.
Describe sighting in detail:
Driving down a gravel road and noticed something big and dark. I stopped and watched it for a couple minutes. It was looking away from me and kind of bending over. It noticed me then started to walk off, that's when I took the picture of it with my Motorola flip phone. The photo is grainy but you can clearly see the head and shoulders of this thing. this thing looked to be 7-8 foot tall and maybe 3-4 hundred pounds? It had longish dark hair and it didn't have a neck. I am a avid hunter and I can tell you this is something I have never seen ever!
It seemed like it only took a few steps and it was gone down over the little hill. I have revisited this place a number of times and never seen it again.

- End Report -

I have attempted to enhance the photo take by Darren.



Taken with flip phone
Image of Bigfoot Taken with flip phone


I zoomed it in and adjust the contrast a little.
Still can't really make out any detail but it does appear to be a human type figure.
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Taken with flip phone On the right is even a great zoom on the figure. It seems you can see some of the arm and head a little better. Notice there is really not any neck. Darren said the creature was bending over at first, I wonder what it was doing?
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Taken with flip phone
Bigfoot photo
Next I thought I would try to trace the outline and help everyone see the shape of the figure a little better. The figure does appear to be rather bulky and not have much of a neck. you can basically see the upper torso, the head, shoulders, arm and chest.  It was good thinking of Darren to attempt to get a picture. Yes it is grainy but at least we have something to look at and it does add to the report. Sometimes these types of sightings happen so quickly you just don't have time to get a picture or the person will freeze up. So nice going by Darren.




 
 
 
 
Here is just an inversion of the photo. 


It is my understanding that this sighting has stirred up interest in the subject of Bigfoot for Darren. He is currently doing some research and investigation in the area of the sighting. I hope at some point I can give an update to this report and his investigation work.
Thanks
~Tom~
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Friday, June 27, 2014

Interview with Bigfoot Researcher Corey Holden

Bigfoot Researcher
Corey Holden Bigfoot Researcher


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.


Interview with Bigfoot Researcher Corey Holden
 
The 10th installment of the interview series, who would have thought we could make it this far. The interviews have been good and the varying answers have been interesting. In this interview we talk with Corey Holden, Corey is active in the bigfoot research field and is having bigfoot activity around Lacey-Keosauqua State Park in Iowa.

- Start Interview -

Tom: How long have you been researching/studying Bigfoot?
CH: I've been researching bigfoot since 2000 and still doing it in same area.

Tom: What got you interested in Bigfoot, Was there a particular event that got you started?
CH: I've been into bigfoot since I was in grade school and I remember running home since I thought I was being watched by one.

Tom: During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a Bigfoot?
CH: I've had bigfoot all around me in Lacey-Keosauqua State Park and never been threatened by them despite having a big rock hit the water close to us.

Tom: It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack Bigfoot research, How do you deal with it?
CH: I don't let the skeptics get to me. I just laugh at them and go on.

Tom: Would you like to see Bigfoot accepted and/or proven to the general public?
CH: I don't know if I'd want the public to know about bigfoot, then it wouldn't be a mystery to anyone or it'd start a war.

Tom: What is your favorite time of year to research/study Bigfoot, When do you have your most success?
CH: I have the most bigfoot activity during July and October.

Tom: Do you have a favorite Bigfoot story or report?
CH: Yes, I have a favorite story and encounter that always seems to get people attacking me. I was birding watching on Bear Creek in Van Buren County Iowa on October 19,2002. It was a warm sunny day and it was right at noon. As I went around the bend I heard a loud ruckus and I looked over just in time to see a huge gray creature rise up between two big cottonwood trees only to vanish before my eyes. It looked like it went up one of the trees so I rushed right over and looked up to only not see it up there. I was about 100 feet away and there is no doubt that I had just seen a huge sasquatch. I didn't give it time to escape and I didn't hear it go up the bluff or run off through the field. It was there then it was gone in matter of seconds. I just stood there all confused and looking around. I remember small birds scattering about in nearby bushes. I noticed the weeds were all laid down between the two trees and you could tell something was laying there. Later after that I noticed a bunch of chew marks on one of the trees. Last year I discovered a tree by the bluff that has several big limbs twisted down and looks like a tree break which I never seen back in 2002. I took a bunch of pics with my smartphone and they all turned out blurry some were very blurry and with my old cellphone and turned out blurry as well. I am very confident what I saw was a huge gray bigfoot that turned invisible that day. I will never forget it!

Tom: What would you be doing if you wasn't researching/studying Bigfoot?
CH: If I wasn't researching bigfoot I'd probably be researching other cryptid animals in the country..

Thanks for doing the interview, Keep us post on your results around Lacey-Keosauqua State Park.

- End Interview -

Thanks again to all the people who have taken part in this interview series. I hope to have a new round of researchers in the near future. 

Thanks
~Tom~
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Driver Has Close Sighting Of Bigfoot (Never Reported Until Now)

Map of area
Bigfoot Crosses the Road


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.


Driver Has Close Sighting Of Bigfoot
I got this great report of a bigfoot sighting in a couple days ago. Yes it is older, but it is a very good one and has not been reported until now. The attention to detail by Brenda is great, maybe it was her military training.

- Start Report -

Name: Brenda
Email Address: withheld but on file
State: MS
County: none given
Date of Sighting: 1979
Time of Day: approx. 1:00 a.m.
Nearest Town: Meridian, MS
Length of Sighting: 30-40 seconds
How many Witnesses: 1
Any Photos/Videos: no
Describe sighting in detail:
In 1979 I was sent to PSD Meridian MS for training, after boot camp in Orlando. One afternoon I drove into town for shopping and a movie. Came back very late, stopped at a late night diner for a to go meal of bbq burnt ends as I was hungry and knew the chow hall was closed. The diner was open but completely empty except for the bartender/chef/waiter, (all the same guy).
As I was driving back to base, I had my window halfway down to let the cooler air in. The road was a narrow, two lane paved interstate highway, and totally deserted at this hour. I was driving slowly and carefully as there were deer and the road was surrounded with dense pine forest on both sides of the road, however there was an approx. 20 foot gap from the edge of the pavement to the tree line on both sides.

I was about halfway home and I was smelling the lovely bbq smell, when I noticed a strong stinky skunk smell, so I slowed down even further because I didn't want to hit a skunk, or drive over a dead one and get the smell on the tires. The road had a slight curve in it right then, and I couldn't tell if there was a deer or roadkill ahead so slowed way down.
I grabbed the handle to roll the window up (no automatic buttons in this car), and when I looked up (split second later), I saw a large dark shadow of movement to my right, coming out of the tree line. Thinking it was a bear I came to a stop. I still only had the window 2/3 of the way rolled up. I was in shock because I expected to see a bear. This was NO bear!

It was standing extremely upright, and it took three strides to cover the ground from the tree line to the middle of the road. It stopped at the yellow median line on the road. It was facing toward the trees in front of it, not facing me or the car. It was standing approximately 30 feet in front of my car, brightly lit by my headlights. I had the brights on so reached down to dim them. As it stood there it raised its head up a little, sniffing the air, then turned his head, still sniffing, and looked right at me. I realized he was smelling the meat.

He looked as if he was entertaining the thought of coming closer to investigate, but didn't. He was not afraid of me at all. I thought he might try to get in to the car to reach the bbq, so I quickly rolled up the window all the way and locked the car door. I thought about backing the car up, or trying to whiz past him, but was afraid I'd hit him, or he'd try to attack and damage the car if I provoked a reaction from him. But he didn't make any threatening move. He stayed that way for approx. 30-40 seconds, his body in relaxed stance, then turned his head forward again, and took three more large steps. Reaching the tree line, he disappeared into the forest.

While he'd stood there looking at me I took notice of as many details as I could. He was approx. 8 ft. tall, maybe taller, covered head to toe with deep auburn red hair, med. long length, and silky, glossy hair/fur (like that of a deep auburn colored Irish setter). It was quite beautiful. It had rained recently so no surprise it was "clean" looking. What I immediately noticed was his extremely short to non-existent neck. the head wasn't sunk into the shoulders, but he had an extremely short one. His skull shape was more elongated than a human one. His shoulders were extremely broad, but not disproportionate to the rest of the torso. Long trunk, and very long and thick, muscular legs. Feet in proportion, but the toes had no hair on them and were dull, charcoal black. His arms were very very long, not odd, but def. longer in proportion than a humans. Again, the fingers, halfway to the tip, had no hair and were charcoal black. Couldn't tell the size of his hands as he carried them down at his side, and couldn't see the far side. Near side (left), hand was slightly cupped and the palm was black.

Face also not covered in hair. He had a deep charcoal black face. No deeply exaggerated brow, but definitely pronounced. Face overall was not human, but the eyes (a gold I've never seen in a human), were definitely intelligent looking and glowed like a wolves eyes when a flashlight shines on them. He had a flat nose and thin "lips"  He continued sniffing the air and his facial muscles and eye movements were not compatible with this being a mask. Too many muscles moving the skin than could be done with any fake mask or makeup. He stood completely straight and upright while standing, but slightly hunched when walking.

Overall impression he gave was of being a young male coming into his prime. He didn't seem to feel threatened by me as he showed no fear, no aggression, only a slight curiosity in the food. He then turned his head forward and another three steps and he was at the tree line, and disappeared into the trees. I have never seen a human move his limbs like he did. The overall impression I got was of a deep auburn haired shaggy Chewbacca except the arms and legs were thicker, and the face was a bit different,  but this was definitely no costume, unless a hoaxer wanted to spend several thousand dollars for the purpose of scaring the few people out on the road at that hour!

The road was wide enough to accommodate two large cars side by side with a few feet more on either side and another foot space between the cars. Then counting in the ground easement on either side as approx 15 ft x 2, it was approx. 45 feet from tree line to tree line. he took it all in six long strides. I zoomed past the spot where he'd stood, and glanced at the trees he had entered. Saw nothing but thick black forest, no sound or movement of foliage. But it was night time and couldn't see much in the darkness.
As I drove on home I noticed I was shaking uncontrollably. I got to my barracks, ate, and went to bed. Next I wrote the incident down with all the details fresh in my mind. I never told anyone of this incident until last year I told a relative. To this day I Know it was a bigfoot and not a hoaxer in a costume.

- End Report -

Thanks for this excellent report of your sighting. You did a great job with the details and by writing it down right after the sighting it helped preserve the details. This is a good rule of thumb for others, write down your sighting as soon as you can.

Thanks
~Tom~
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Interview With TCC's Jason Morse

The Crypto Crew's Jason Morse
The Crypto Crew's Jason Morse

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.


Interview With TCC's Jason Morse
 
In our 9th installment of the interview series we bring you our very own Jason Morse. Jason has been a active member of The Crypto Crew and has conducted many witness interviews and field research for the group. He also took part in my recent film, Bigfoot: The Evidence Files, and not only provided some photos but also took part as a host. Jason is slated for several projects in the future, we'll do our best to keep everyone posted.

- Start Interview -

Tom: How long have you been researching/studying Bigfoot?
JM: I've been actively researching in the woods about 4 years, but have been learning all I can about the subject for 30+ years.

Tom: What got you interested in Bigfoot, Was there a particular event that got you started?
JM: I've always been interested in the subject, but my first sighting in 2011 changed my life. I intend to research until I'm no longer physically able.

Tom: During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a Bigfoot?
JM: I've never felt like I was in danger, I've been the victim of "games", tossing acorns, circling me like they was herding me in a certain direction. I've found them, in my area anyway, too be very playful, curious, and interested creatures.

Tom: It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack Bigfoot research, How do you deal with it?
JM: I allow anyone to have their beliefs without a problem, when I'm the one being attacked for one reason or another, I simply become the bigger, more mature person and leave the environment.

Tom: Would you like to see Bigfoot accepted and/or proven to the general public?
JM: On one hand, being proven by science would be good. Steps could be taken to protect these amazing creatures to allow them to flourish without fear. On the other hand, poachers would be flooding the forests of the world trying to get one, I'd assume, much like other endangered animals are victim of. They are doing better than some may think, from my experience, so I'm all set with them continuing to be a mystery to the scientific world. I'd hate to see an article, news broadcast, or what have you with a topic of experimenting, harming, or abusing a Sasquatch.

Tom: What is your favorite time of year to research/study Bigfoot, When do you have your most success?
JM: Early spring and fall are my personal favorite times to do research. Visibility is better without full leaves on trees, less pests to annoy me in the woods, and better temperatures to hike in.

Tom: Do you have a favorite Bigfoot story or report?
JM: I've always liked the story of Albert Osterman being "kidnapped" by a clan of Bigfoot, too escape later by making the alpha male sick from snuff.

Tom: What would you be doing if you wasn't researching/studying Bigfoot?
JM: I'd probably be doing something else in the woods. I love nature and being outdoors, so I can't see me not going out for some kind of knowledge about the natural world.

Thanks for doing the interview, taking part in the documentary film and your continued work you do for the Crypto Crew. We all look forward to more from you in the future.

- End Interview -

Over the years Jason has provided us with some very good bigfoot evidence. Every thing from photos to audio evidence. Thanks again for all you do.

More interviews are on the way! I hope everyone is enjoying them.

Thanks
~Tom~







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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Real or Fake - Mermaid Found Inside Shark

Mermaid body found inside shark
Mermaid found inside shark?


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.


Real or Fake - Mermaid Found Inside Shark

I have a little time this morning and thought I'd continue the Real or Fake series. Today I want to look at the claim of a mermaid body being found inside a shark.

The above photo was and is passes around on social media sites like facebook and twitter.
According to the post you can see "Rare uncut video of a mermaid body" you just have to click the picture. This is where the fun starts ...Not.  Once you click the photo (normally with a play button) a message will pop up telling you that you need to share the video before viewing it. This is a tactic to insure the "Breaking News" spreads like a wild fire.
Then if that is not bad enough you are then taken to a site where you can win prizes for filling our surveys. It seems there is a lot of hoops to jump through to get to see this amazing rare footage of a mermaid that was eaten by a shark. Often times at the bottom of this survey page is a Mermaid video but it is not the promised "mermaid inside of a shark" video.  Here is the one most often shown.


The Mermaid in the video is fake, notice there are no flies or crabs eating it and it appears to have died in an unnatural pose.

But what of the claim of the Mermaid inside a shark? well, I'm glad you ask.

The photo used (top of page) is real and there are other photo as well ...here is one of them.

Yeah, I know ..gross
The photo of the remains is in fact a real photo and is not photoshopped or anything ....but the photo is from 2010. It is actual human remains found inside of a shark and not of a Mermaid.
You can view the other photos of the remains by Clicking Here

SO, if you see the very top photo of this post on facebook or some social network, DO NOT click it. It is a survey scam.

The Mermaid Inside a Shark Photo/story - is it Real or Fake? FAKE! 
Photos of human remains inside of shark - Real Or Fake? REAL!


I guess you kind of got a 2 or 3 for 1 today.

Thanks
~Tom~



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Monday, June 23, 2014

Interview With Arla Williams About Bigfoot

Bigfoot researcher
Arla out in the forest


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.



Interview With Arla Williams About Bigfoot
 
The interview series marches on in our 8th installment. In this short interview we talk to Arla Williams. Arla recently released a book entitled My life with the Hairy People, it's a compilation of stories from her years of association with Bigfoot. She also took part in my recent film, Bigfoot: The Evidence Files, and provided some photos of Bigfoot.

- Start Interview -

Tom: How long have you been researching/studying Bigfoot?
AW: I don't consider myself a researcher even though I do document things. I have known about them for 58 yrs.

Tom: What got you interested in Bigfoot, Was there a particular event that got you started?
AW: I had my first encounter at the age of 6.

Tom: During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a Bigfoot?
AW: I have never once felt any aggression or ever had a bad encounter. I believe that is because of my respect for them. I never push them or act disrespectfully while in the woods.

Tom: It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack Bigfoot research, How do you deal with it?
AW: I deal with skeptics as I do anyone. Everyone has a right to their opinion, even skeptics. I share what I have experienced in a respectful way.

Tom: Would you like to see Bigfoot accepted and/or proven to the general public?
AW: I don't believe that Bigfoot being proven by Science is the best thing for them. I am not sure man is ready for this to happen.

Tom: What is your favorite time of year to research/study Bigfoot, When do you have your most success?
AW: I spend time camping and documenting all during the year.

Tom: Do you have a favorite Bigfoot story or report?
AW: Leo Seltzer told some of the most awesome encounters he had taken from people. My favorite is where he had taken a report of two Bigfoot walking down the side of a road holding hands. He went to check out the area where the report came from and he found two sets of trackways walking beside each at a distance that would make holding hands a possibility.

Tom: What would you be doing if you wasn't researching/studying Bigfoot?
AW: I spend a great deal of time in the woods across the US. It is not all about seeing or documenting things related to Bigfoot. I love the outdoors and love camping.

Thanks for doing the interview and taking part in the documentary film. Good luck with your research and keep enjoying the outdoors.

- End Interview -

It's been a pleasure to have Arla as a friend, she has always been warm and inviting towards me and with 58 years of experience she is very knowledgeable on the subject of Bigfoot. I wish her much success.

Thanks
~Tom~
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Interview With Bigfoot Researcher Billy Mills

Bigfoot Researcher Billy Mills
Bigfoot Researcher Billy Mills


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.



Interview With Bigfoot Researcher Billy Mills
 
The interview series continues with our 7th installment. In this short interview we talk to Renegade Bigfoot Society's Billy Mills. Billy has had many interesting encounters, many of which have been recorded. He also took part in my recent film, Bigfoot: The Evidence Files, and provided some very good video of reply tree knocks.

- Start Interview -

Tom: How long have you been researching/studying Bigfoot?
BM: Since 2006.

Tom: What got you interested in Bigfoot, Was there a particular event that got you started?
BM: When I was around 8 yrs old I saw the movie ''Mysterious Monsters,'' & was a believer ever since.

Tom: During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a Bigfoot?
BM: ''YES,''  in an undisclosed area near Greeneville NY, I was not only surrounded by but also chased out of the woods by what I would say were at least 8-9 of these creatures, I haven't been back since.

Tom: It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack Bigfoot research, How do you deal with it?
BM: ''Bring it on!!!''

Tom: Would you like to see Bigfoot accepted and/or proven to the general public?
BM: yes, but I would like it done the ''RIGHT'' way, ''NO KILL!!!''

Tom: What is your favorite time of year to research/study Bigfoot, When do you have your most success?
BM: From early spring, to late fall.

Tom: Do you have a favorite Bigfoot story or report?
BM: yes, when my ex-wife & I lived on top of a mountain in Accord NY, needless to say, my absolute favorite hot spot!!!

Tom: What would you be doing if you wasn't researching/studying Bigfoot?
BM: Fishing, camping, etc.

Thanks for doing the interview and taking part in the documentary film. Good luck with your research.
BM: Thanks Tom!!!

- End Interview -

I sure hope everyone is enjoying this interview series. I'm finding the answers interesting and to see that some researchers have ran into some aggressive Bigfoot. Also I have noticed that most researchers appear to have the most success at the same time of year.

Also, we ask that you support our film, Bigfoot: The Evidence Files, and the researchers who took part in it. We have other projects in the works and hope this film is successful and helps us get funding for our other projects and research. A lot of good Bigfoot researchers took part in this film and some of the evidence is outstanding.

Thanks
~Tom~
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bigfoot Sighting Near Sundance Utah - Enhancement

was Bigfoot spotted in Utah?
Bigfoot in Utah?



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.


Another interesting video of a possible Bigfoot from Utah. I have attempted to enhance the video. You can view the original clip at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi9jERTHdUo



I have some doubts about this video and feel it is most likely a hoax or a prank of some sort, but in a case like this we may never know for sure. There are a few things I like about the video and a few I don't. At least it's not a stump or shadow.
Here is my attempt at an enhancement of the figure in the video.


Is this a real Bigfoot? I can't say for sure either way but at this point I'm thinking it is a hoax or a prank. Maybe we will find out more in the future. I like the video and it's interesting. One thing you would expect to see and you don't is eye shine, you would think with car headlights hitting it in the face you would see some, but I didn't see any.

Here is a enhanced and super zoom on the creature.
Sundance Utah Bigfoot
Bigfoot?



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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Interview With Bigfoot Researcher Scott Carpenter

Bigfoot Researcher
Scott Carpenter


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.


Interview With Bigfoot Researcher Scott Carpenter
Our interview series continues with this our 6th installment. I this short interview we talk to none other that Scott Carpenter. Scott has produced many good photographs and videos over the past few years. Scott also had 11 samples in the Bigfoot DNA project that was conducted by Melba Ketchum. He is from Tennessee and hikes in the Great Smokey Mountains.

- Start Interview -

Tom: How long have you been researching/studying bigfoot?
SC: Since 2009

Tom: What got you interested in Bigfoot, Was there a particular event that got you started?
SC: Childhood sighting of two infants and adult experience in 2009

Tom: During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a bigfoot?
SC: Yes, was bluff charged in 2010 and "zapped" very badly in 2013, I had blood in my urine for a couple days after the event.

Tom: It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack bigfoot research, How do you deal with it?
SC: I ignore them mostly. I have blogged extensively on many issues concerning Bigfoot and the proof of their existence, so now I just post a link to the pertinent post for the subject matter being debated.

Tom: Would you like to see Bigfoot accepted and/or proven to the general public?
SC: I would like to see the public made aware of their existence. I think the NPS and DOI have known about their existence since the late 50's and the public deserves to know they are out there and take the proper precautions.

Tom: What is your favorite time of year to research/study bigfoot, When do you have your most success?
SC: May to October, have had best results in the heat of the day in August/September

Tom: Do you have a favorite Bigfoot story or report?
SC: Nope

Tom: What would you be doing if you wasn't researching/studying bigfoot?
SC: BF research is a hobby, I fish, hunt, hike, camp, etc. BF research can be worked into many of these other activities.

Thanks for doing the interview and we wish you continued good luck with Bigfootin.

- End Interview -

I've had the pleasure of working with one of Scott's bigfoot images in the past. It was the one featured on Finding Bigfoot TV show. I was able to enhance it and bring out more details. Here is the enhanced version.

Enhanced version of Bigfoot photo
Bigfoot in Tennessee 
This is just one of many possible Bigfoot photos that Scott has shared with the Bigfoot Community. You can find more and keep up with his research by visiting his blog. (Bigfoot field journal)

Thanks
~Tom~
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Finding Bigfoot Photo From Virginia - Mystery Solved?

Bigfoot Photo From Virginia
Bigfoot is that you?
 

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.

 
Finding Bigfoot Photo From Virginia - Mystery Solved?

Ok. so I was going to stay out of this debate about the photo shown on a recent episode of Finding Bigfoot. The photo above was shown and some debates are now taking place about it. Some say it is a young bigfoot, while others say it is a bear.

So, I wanted to check it out more and try to show people what it is...here is a few photos.




Here is a tighter zoom on the creature in question.





Now here is some things pointed out. You can see what appears to be a long type head that includes a snout and pointy ears. The proportions are all wrong for a bigfoot.








I know your still not convinced this is a bear .....so here is a super zoom on the head.
Hopefully you can now see this is not a bigfoot shaped head. It's long and has a snout.






I think you can even make out a eye.
This bear was probably looking for grubs to eat.






Or do you see the creature as facing towards the camera?

Could it be a two headed bear? ...ah no. To me the legs don't seem right for it to be facing toward the camera. So I guess even more mystery about this photo....but it's not a bigfoot.

Now if you still think this is a young bigfoot, it tells me 2 things about you.
1. You do not know what a Bigfoot looks like.
and
2. You do not know what a bear looks like.


But wait, before you get all hot and worked up ...there is still hope!

Ever hear of the Jacobs Photo from 2007? Wonder how it compares to the above photo?

Wonder no longer.


Notice the short stubby legs on the Finding Bigfoot VA photo and the long legs of the Jacobs photo.
It is easy to see these two creature at not very similar ..well at least to me. The Jacobs photo looks much more monkey like ...who knows maybe it was a monkey ....or a young Bigfoot....or a bear. But the VA photo will always be a bear.

I hope you can see the bear in the VA photo ...if not ..oh well I tried. We spend way too much time looking at bear, stump, shadow and fake photos. I'm not trying to make anyone mad but this is pretty bad people are fighting and debating a bear photo, one in which you can actually see part of the snout and ears on, one in which the proportions are not even right for it to be a bigfoot of any age.  Oh well, at least it gives us something to talk about ...I guess.

Thanks
~Tom~




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Should We Still Call Bigfoot Paranormal?

is Bigfoot Paranormal?
Bigfoot & Paranormal


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! 




Should We Still Call Bigfoot Paranormal?
And Just What Is Paranormal?
By Dorraine Fisher


Those of us who work with paranormal subjects every day take for granted that we know exactly what that means. But what exactly is paranormal? For many people, if you ask them directly, they’ll tell you it has to do with ghosts and other anomalous entities. But we often use it to generalize the subjects of ghosts, cryptozoology, and UFO’s studies. So are we misusing the term? And should sasquatches as we’ve come to understand them still be considered a paranormal subject?


The word "paranormal" means "outside or beyond normal," which seems simple enough until you realize how subjective the word normal really is. If you can’t define what normal is, how do you define what is paranormal?

So, once again, we resort to the old dictionary. And according to our old, dependable Merriam-Webster, paranormal means anything "very strange and not able to be explained by what scientists know about nature and the world." And by this definition, I could surmise something normal can be explained by science, whereas something paranormal cannot. So if science hasn’t discovered it and can’t explain a subject scientifically, it’s paranormal. Simple, right? Well…not so fast.

If this is true, then how does this affect subjects in science like black holes and dark matter that scientists are still only theorizing about but haven’t yet been able to fully explain? And here’s the answer Wikipedia provided: Paranormal phenomena are distinct from certain hypothetical entities, such as dark matter and dark energy, only insofar as paranormal phenomena are inconsistent with the world as already understood through empirical observation coupled with scientific methodology."

I take this to mean that if scientists have decided they understand it a certain way, whether correct or not, it’s NOT considered paranormal by the standard definition.

So, is bigfoot really paranormal? I’m thinking the answer is yes…and no.

Sasquatches aren’t quite proven to exist beyond a shadow of a doubt but are still subject to study by a few scientists. They have been said to have been empirically observed with scientific methodology on many occasions. But they have still not been found, dissected, and classified. So they aren’t understood on the level that is consistent to what we already understand about similar forms of wildlife.

So I will say sasquatches, at this moment in time, may still be dangling on the more paranormal side of the spectrum, though that’s not entirely fair. It’s not because they are ghosts, or mythical or magical. Ghosts don’t leave footprints with friction ridges, or blood, or hair, or other DNA behind for us to find like sasquatches have fairly often. But because the scientific community hasn’t given the subject of bigfoot its full attention. It hasn’t done the extensive research and made any final hypothetical assessments that echo across the board for the skeptics and believers both to embrace. And even when scientists do talk about it, the subject still gets lumped in with crop circles and UFO’s.

With all due respect to all the scientists who already bravely tackle this subject every day, we commend you. It’s not easy hanging out here. But all the subject needs now to move beyond paranormal is a little more serious acknowledgement. And do I hear a resounding "Ho hum!" of frustration among believers?

We’re so close to making them normal. So very close. With all the bigfoot buzz permeating the culture right now, so many witness accounts, so much physical evidence found, you’d think Bigfoot would be considered "normal" by now, even though they’re normal to us. But, (sigh) not quite.


So, as many of us think the subject can and should be taken more seriously and brought out into the daylight, all I can say is, "We need just a few more scientists in here, please."
******DF
 

 
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Monday, June 16, 2014

Interview with Jeffrey Teagle

Chattahoochee Bigfoot Organization™
Jeffrey Teagle from Chattahoochee Bigfoot Organization

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.

 
Interview with Jeffrey Teagle

In this our 5th interview in the series, we interview Jeffrey Teagle from Chattahoochee Bigfoot Organization. Mr. Teagle is a prominent figure in the Bigfoot community. He has appear in the documentary film Not your typical Bigfoot movie, and was featured in the book Mystery Us Universe: Origin and Destiny by Tony Pratt. 

Jeffrey also has a popular radio show called Chattahoochee Bigfoot Radio and archives of the radio show can be found on Facebook (Click here).

- Start interview -
  
Tom: How long have you been researching/studying Bigfoot?
JT: Since October 1997.



Tom: What got you interested in Bigfoot? Was there a particular event that got you started?
JT: Well, I have always had an interest with both Bigfoot and UFO’s since about the ages of 6 or 7. It was around that time that I watched the well known Leonard Nimoy give his presentation of The Patterson-Gimlin Film on the cult television show titled "In Search of". I was interested more in UFO’s around that time due to my encountering a "very small man" purple in color and wearing coveralls (that’s what I called him) while playing under a fig tree one evening. I hadn’t had any real focus on Bigfoot until around lunchtime one day in October 1997.
I was trying to find where a very elderly friend had moved to. About two miles from his new residence, I came to a sharp curve in the road that had somewhat of a rocky outcrop in the radius. I saw something climbing down the side of it and figured that it must be some kids playing or something. To my amazement, and as I drove closer; I realized that it was certainly no child (or adult) human. As I got to about eight to 10 feet away and staring up through the window of a 1997 Hyundai Elantra; I was looking at an approximately six foot, completely black, male (it had genitalia), hair covered (but only briskly), black skinned, man-like being. As we peered at each other through the glass, I could tell it was aged. You could clearly see the wrinkles and lines in its reminiscently human face. After about 10-12 seconds of wonder, it continued its walk across the road and down into a wooded creek bed. It took me several weeks to come to terms with what I had witnessed.
 
Tom: During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a Bigfoot?
JT: Yes I have. While camping with some friends in W. Virginia, I observed what appeared to be an eight foot, hairy black mass try to enter a female campmates tent one night. I and others were able to draw its attention and drive it away. I think it noticed we saw it and got scared.
 
Tom: It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack Bigfoot research, how do you deal with it?
JT: I don’t worry about that aspect of what I do. Most of those types of people research from behind a keyboard or have "0" experience in a wildlife setting. So in actuality, it is they who are being misled due to their sedentary lifestyle.
 
Tom: Would you like to see Bigfoot accepted and/or proven to the general public?
JT: No. I have never desired that type of proof for the general public. Proof is earned in my book and not freely given those that sit on their asses only to ridicule and cajole from afar.


Tom: What is your favorite time of year to research/study Bigfoot, When do you have your most success?
JT: In the heat of the summer and in the fall.
 
 
Tom: Do you have a favorite Bigfoot story or report?
JT: I don’t know if one would classify what I am about to say as being "favorite" per se BUT, it is certainly the strangest thing that has ever happened to me while Bigfooting. I was at a get together in N. Central Tennessee in November 2002. I and about 70 others were sharing company at a small Bigfoot conference and we dotted the landscape in our various cabin and lodges. Well, one of those nights, a few of us (around 30) drove up to a field in the mountains where the WMA was growing experimental grasses.
We all hung out there for around an hour and 26 of those people left to move onto other areas around the countryside. One of the women that I was with began to experience lightheadedness and began to collapse and so I grabbed her elbow to keep her from smashing her head on to the ground.
Around 10 minutes later, I began to feel a horrendous case of bowel activity brewing; I became nauseous, started sweating profusely and became flushed. I politely excused myself and told the remaining researchers that I was going to go back to the cabin and lie down. I remember getting into my car and going back down the "chicken trail" (because the road was so small it looked like only chickens would use it) towards the cabin. It was a 10 minute trip.
I walked into the cabin and much to my amazement, the three researchers I had just left not 10 minutes earlier were already at the cabin, dressed for bed and waiting on me. I had a severe case of "Jeff scratches his head" going on. The first thing out of my mouth was, "How did you guys get here so quickly and get changed, ready for bed?" One them said, "Honey, you have been for around 4 hours and 10 minutes from what we can gather. We’ve had three or four people out looking for you on the road you left out of the field on and we couldn’t find you".
Now, the perception of 10 minutes in my head was actually 4 hours, 10 minutes. That bothered me for a long, long time and I still think of that one singular event while researching often. It bothered me so bad that I went to my family doctor, a psychologist and a Neurologist upon my return home. Nothing was ever found wrong. I wonder if it will ever happen again while researching. I wonder what exactly happened. With people looking for me on the exact same road I left on and they never saw me or my vehicle, where did I go? Did the car go with me? Those questions will continue to baffle me for a long time to come.
 
Tom: What would you be doing if you were not researching/studying Bigfoot?
JT: Had I not had an experience in 1997, I am really not certain as to what hobbies I would be involved with. I have spent most ever day since my first encounter thinking and searching for what I saw on that fall day.

Thanks for doing the interview and we all wish you continued success.

- End interview -

 
Here is an very informative article written by Jeffrey about Bigfoot Rock Stacks and Teepees - Click Here!


Jeffrey also has a website, that is currently down for an overhaul, but should be back up soon. You can check it out - Chattahoocheebigfoot.com

Thanks
~Tom~
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