Saturday, August 29, 2015

Was it Bigfoot?


Today kind of ended with a odd event. I will start from the first to give you a feel for what was going on.

I was in the mountains with my dad today, we were scouting around for some ginseng. The area we were in is very steep. When I say steep, I mean cow's face steep. It is so steep that if you get into a spot where there is no small trees to pull yourself up, you can't go any higher. This happened to me on another day in this same area, only back to our left. But today, we were successful getting near the top of the mountain.

When we were about half way up, I flanked left and my dad right. The plan was that I would continue going left and back to the truck and my dad would go right and then circle back around the small ridge and back to the truck. Well, once I got near the top I found an old road. I thought to myself, "I haven't heard from dad, I'd better check on him". So I go decided to walk right towards the area dad was suppose to be in.

As I'm going along I stop at certain points and do a loud "whoop" to see if dad can hear me. While in the woods I make a whoop sound so my dad will know where I'm at and then he normally responses with a yell of some sort. Well, I walked and whooped several times but did not get any holler back from my dad. I kind of got a little worried because dad had major heart surgery about a year ago. He is doing really well, but I'm afraid he will push himself too hard. After all he is almost 67 years old.

I decide, that maybe he is already back at the truck and somehow we crossed paths and didn't hear or see each other. The mountain is surly big enough for this to have happened. So I started walking back towards the truck but I was still way up on the mountain. I also stopped briefly along the way and did many whoops in case dad was below me. I never got any replies from him.

After walking a pretty good ways, I hear the horn on the truck blow. We had said that if one of us got to the truck before the other, we would blow the horn. So, I let out a loud whoop in hopes that my dad would hear me. I realized he didn't hear me so I let our a very loud "redneck yell". He blew the horn but I found out later he didn't hear me, it was just him doing another blow.

I kept making my way down the steep mountain towards the truck, making some whoops along the way. My dad stopped blowing the horn, of course this made me worry a little that he might be sick or something. I know, I worry too much. I got to a point, going down the mountain, that I was stuck on a high wall (about a 30-40 foot cliff).  So I had to circle back a little to get down, which I did.

Here is where things get interesting.

Once down into the grown up, weed riddled road we walked in on, I let out a whoop to let my dad know I was near the truck. I could not see the truck, it was about a quarter mile away. Well, just as I let out the whoop, I heard brush break above the high wall and then a short quick whoop followed quickly by "Hey!". I immediately thought it was my dad going back up the mountain to look for me. So, I yelled out, "I'm in the road, where you going?".  At that moment the horn on the truck blew, letting me know what ever "whooped" at me was not my dad. Whatever it was on the cliff, did not make another sound or movement that I could hear. I was so beat, and soaked with sweat but I mustered up a whoop to see if whatever it was would reply, it didn't.

I kept moving towards the truck, I was gasping for breath from the walk down the mountain. Once I got to the truck, I took off my long sleeved shirt, to help cool down. I ask dad if he had seen anyone go by on a ATV or anything. He said no and that he had been there about 40 minutes or more. I told him about the event that just happened while I was in the old road. He said "well, I heard a loud wood breaking sound a few minutes ago". He said "I thought it was you getting close and had stepped on a branch". But it was from an area to my dad's right and in an area I had not been in that day.

I do not know what it was for sure, there is a very slim chance it could have been a person but I think a person would have talked to me or my dad would have seen them. This ares is very close to a Bigfoot sighting that happened about 2 summers ago.  I'm almost convinced it was a Bigfoot, and can't just explain it away. Did all my whooping and his horn blowing stir up a Bigfoot?

So, my question, I guess, is has anyone else had a similar experience or had a Bigfoot yell hey?  If so I would be interested in hearing about it.

Also please note this did not happen in any of my normal research areas, but the area is vast and has very little population of people. There is a handful of houses at the base of the mountain. The roads are rough and not traveled by very many people. Those who travel it normally use ATVs.

All in all it was an interesting day.


Thanks
~Tom~


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.


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Friday, August 28, 2015

Bigfoot Research - Juvenile Bigfoot Tracks

Bigfoot Research Area 1

I recently was back out in Bigfoot Research Area 1, and I made a discover that got me a little excited. I have been researching this area for almost 3 years and there has been a lot of evidence and activity. But I had never found any juvenile Bigfoot tracks in this area. I had suspected that there was some in the area for various reasons. Well, on the 24th of August I found several juvenile Bigfoot tracks.

There seemed to be some other activity since my last visit.There were numerous large track impressions, but there was not much detail to them. There was also several new stick breaks and other odd stick related things. I hope to share some of this in another video in a few days.

For now, I want to share some video of the discovery of the juvenile Bigfoot tracks.
Here is the video.


I know some may not think this is anything but please keep in mind that the reason I started researching this area was due to 3 creditable sightings. This is the area where I found a trackline and tracks. I found well over 30 tracks in this area when I first started investigating it. This is also the same area in which I got the game cam photo of the Bigfoot. I hope to share more from this area in the coming months.

These juvenile tracks were about 9 inches long and over 5 inches wide.


Thanks and I hope you enjoy our efforts.

~Tom~

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Large Unknown Bird Report

Large Bird Seen
I recently got in this report from Canada, of a very large unknown bird. Gordon, the person who submitted the report, describes the creature in detail. Could this very large unrecognized bird be the famed Thunderbird?

Here is the report:

- Start Report -

Name: Gordon *******
Email Address: On File
State: Canada (Country)
County: Ontario (Providence)
Date of Sighting: September 2nd, 1999
Time of Day:  2:30 pm
Nearest Town: Mississauga
Length of Sighting: 35 seconds
How many Witnesses: 1
Any Photos/Videos: no
Describe sighting in detail:

I was standing on the front porch of my house looking westward when I noticed a small object that was black. It was small at first in the sky, heading towards me. I kept watching as it got bigger and bigger I said said to myself what is it?? Trying to figure out what it could be at first!

I thought it was a remote controlled flying plane but it kept getting bigger and bigger. It was getting closer. It was soaring towards me then it soared right over the townhouse rooftops.
It was old and ugly. It had a bent beak a big white crest bone behind its head an it had lots bald areas.

The skin was a toffee color and black and grayish white mix patchy feathers were ruffled an bulky. It made no noise. I couldn't believe what I was looking at. All I could think was holy cow! It wasn't a pterodactyl but I knew it was looking like something prehistoric. It was thicker an bigger. It soared and never flapped its wings from the time it was tiny in the sky, until when it soared pass me and above the town homes. Length around 4 rooftops long.  It was gigantic. I was pretty shook up!
I'll never forget what I witnessed.

Follow up questions (Originally, Gordon, left the year off the report.)

What year was this and how wide was the wingspan?

1999 wing span was long around 30 feet across!!

- End Report -



This makes several reports that have came out of Canada about very large unknown birds. If you view our Sightings Map, it seem most of the possible Thunderbird sightings come from the Northern part of the USA and the Canadian border.

Thanks goes to Gordon for sharing this sighting.


Thanks
~Tom~


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Monday, August 24, 2015

The Crazy World of Bigfoot - New Videos


Whelp, there is some new Bigfoot videos making the rounds and people are debating them. I personally don't think they are worthy of the time it would take to do a "breakdown" and expose them.

It never ceases to amaze me how people will believe almost anything about Bigfoot. Oh, sure some people will be instantly aware that a video or picture is a con job, but that is proving to be the minority, at least in the Bigfoot world.

Here is the first video of what is said to be a Bigfoot looking in a window. The guy states he had fuirt missing and wanted to set up a camera to see what it was.


Ok, to me it is silly to even consider this to be real, but yet many are saying it is. First there is no eye blink, eyes are too close together, and the head looks funny, just to name a few things. If you check out the guys youtube account, you will see he just joined youtube on Aug. 22nd. He only has 2 videos on his channel, the Bigfoot looking in a window and then one of a large FAKE track.  How can people even think this could be real is beyond me.

Here is video #2 , which is far worse than the above video.


OMG, if you can not tell this is a cheap costume then I don't know what to tell you. Again, only 2 videos on his channel, this one and one of his acting demo reel. I guess the guy is an actor?

Here is a still frame, close up of the drone Bigfoot.



I know there are breakdowns of these 2 fake videos, I have watched them. If you are not convinced then maybe you can search them out.

There is also a close up picture of a bear going around and again some people are saying it is a Bigfoot or could be. But, you can't see any hint of an ear, just an eyeball and it is pretty obvious that it is a bear.

These types of things are not helping Bigfoot research in my opinion. For the life of me, I can't understand why people are so easily fooled with poorly done fake Bigfoot videos/pictures. Yes, Bigfoot is 100 percent real but why must we be flooded continuously with fake videos, pictures and stories.

Oh well, what can ya do. Onward and upward.

Have a great day.
~Tom~



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Friday, August 21, 2015

Is This A New Hoaxing “Tool?”



Is This A New Hoaxing “Tool?”

What Do Mermaids And Marty McFly Have In Common???
By Dorraine Fisher

Okay, I’m not the biggest believer in theories of the existence of so-called “mermaids, but every once in a while, a photo or video will surface that gets my attention.
This video has been circulating on Facebook recently showing a supposed female figure with arm-length fins diving through the ocean surf. It certainly looks interesting and computer-generated videos are getting harder and harder to spot. Check it out.
This is pretty interesting, but in the name of reason and good research, we first had to find out how a hoaxer might have created this. And we found a possibility.
The new hover board technology has now been released, and frankly, no one thought they’d fly at all. But they do.
In fact, the creator of the prototype hoverboard, Catalin Alexandru Duru, just entered the Guinness Book Of World Records by taking his board to a distance of two and a half football fields, 905 feet or 375 meters, before landing it skillfully on the water of Lake Ouareau in Quebec, Canada using just his feet to control it. According to experts, the board has reached a height of 16.4 feet but is capable of going much, much higher.
Now, what do mermaid sightings have to do with hover boards?
We, of course, can’t say for sure, but we think this is the technology behind the so-called mermaid sighting. That might be why the video clip has been cut off  to maybe hide the required air hose? Anyone who saw something like that in the water would surely keep shooting as long as the creature was active in the frame. Check out this video of hoverboard enthusiasts and tell me what you think. Could this be a new hoaxing tool? *******DF




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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

ATV Ride #2 - Bigfoot Lives Here

©Thomas Marcum - Taken in Kentucky.


I just thought I would share a short video of our recent ATV ride. This video and pictures are from my little corner of the world here in Southeastern Kentucky. The video also features some Bigfoot sighting information from this area. I also give a few updates on some of our current projects. I'm luck to have all this beautiful forest land around my home, it's no wonder Bigfoot likes it around here.

Here is the video (Make sure to watch in HD)


Thanks for visiting the website and watching the video. More to come!

Thanks
~Tom~


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Monday, August 17, 2015

The World of Bigfoot - Shocking, Inspiring, and Frustrating


I've been looking into the phenomenon of Bigfoot for about 20 years or so. For many years, I did not post very much stuff on the internet. Over the last couple of weeks, I was reminded WHY I didn't post much Bigfoot stuff on the internet.

I have to say, over the last few weeks there has been some of the most idiotic Bigfoot stories I have ever seen, being published. For example, take the ludicrous story about a young woman who claims "Bigfoot is her baby's daddy". She states that "He totally freaked out when I told him I was pregnant, He got all weird and said he had to go see a friend and that he’d be back in a couple of hours. That was two years ago."

Or how about this recent report about Nancy Hoggart. Nancy claims "she is in a sexual relationship with bigfoot". Yes, really. She even claims her and Bigfoot are trying to start a family and that she has been in the relationship since 2008. In the article, Nancy goes into some details about their sexual encounters, which I'll not get into.

Are these stories a poor attempt at satire? I hope so.

Here is the thing about these outlandish, totally dumb, lying stories, they get posted on 99 percent of Bigfoot websites, News sites, played on the radio and more. It's hard to avoid these types stories.

Then, we have the people who keep posting pictures of foliage, stumps and shadows. These pictures get posted over and over, and the majority of people eat them up. Are they so desperate to see a Bigfoot that they will believe anything?  I have one person, who I really like, tell me he has never taken a picture (while Bigfooting) that didn't have a Bigfoot in it. Then, there is some people who take 100's if not 1000's of random pictures and then pour over them trying to find something that looks like a face or shape of Bigfoot. Listen, if you didn't hear anything or see anything, then the chance of you catching a Bigfoot taking random pictures is really slim. Take for example the picture above left, me and my wife took this while out riding our ATVs. This has the shape of a Bigfoot but it is just light and shadow creating the figure. We see this type of photo on numerous Facebook Bigfoot pages. But if you disagree that it "could" be a Bigfoot or try to tell people it is just light and shadows, then in many cases you are attacked. I was recently told that I "should leave the group" if I didn't have an interest in Bigfoot. The thing is I do have an interest and I guess this person didn't know much about me.

In any case, I find these reports and stump photos annoying sometimes. Normally, I just shake my head and forget about such reports, but the last couple weeks it seems there has been a barrage of junk stories. I only touched on a couple of them but there has been more.

So, what can we do about this stuff? Nothing. It is part of the world of Bigfoot, it gets people followers and views. The bad part is that honest research efforts often go unnoticed and ganders little support when compared to those who make wild claims about photos or tell fantastic stories. Why is it that hoaxers and those who are over zealous seems to get the most attention? Is it because they feed those who just like an over the top story? Hmmmm maybe. It's really hard to pinpoint.

I try to be open minded and supportive of "possible" Bigfoot stories and photos. I understand that sometimes we can be mistaken or fooled. But after years of seeing all the phony stories and pictures, it is clear that only a small percentage of stories and pictures have any merit. It sometimes makes me believe that efforts are being taken to keep the water muddy and a cloud around the whole Bigfoot phenomenon.

I guess, in the end, even the outlandish tales have some entertainment value. I mean, I watch and read other stuff just for the sole purpose of getting some entertainment and/or enjoyment. I guess, I could just look at it in a little different light and just see it as entertainment.  It's just that I have put so much of my time and effort into researching, it kind of feels like a poke in the eye when these fake stories come along and generate such a buzz.

I'm glad I found out for myself about Bigfoot. My mind was settled long ago about whether or not Bigfoot is real and crazy stories can not change what I have seen and found. The deluge of fake stories and wishful thinking photographs does sometimes make me want to exit the public forum of Bigfoot. To not share anything via social media. To do like I did for many years, research for nothing but personal satisfaction and knowledge. I'm kind of a loner anyways. But I might be missed, at least until the next crazy story surfaced about how "Bigfoot mows my lawn and repairs my truck" came out.

In the future, maybe I can be a little more lighthearted about crazy stories and pictures. It probably will not happen but maybe ...just maybe.

With that said, there are also stories that come along that are inspiring and makes a person hopeful. Stories or pictures that gets you fired up and makes you want to get out in the forest, do some research and find a Bigfoot! Now, that's the stories I'm thankful for, we just need more of them.  

Have a great week!
~Tom~ 


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.


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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bigfoot Research - Return for Game Cams



I recently returned to the area I call area 1, to pick up my game cameras. The cams had been out about 30-40 days. This is the area where I know Bigfoot come to or pass through from time to time. This is also the area of the game cam picture I got of a Bigfoot back a couple years ago. I have found numerous tracks and stick formations in this area as well. 

I know some may not like this type of post or the video below. They had rather have some over zealous story with a picture of a stump and the claims of it being a Bigfoot. But for those who are interested in the reality of Bigfoot research, I present the following video.


While the video may not be very exciting to some people, it does document my efforts and proves that I do actually get out in the forest and attempt to find Bigfoot.

After checking the game cams, there were several videos of deer and birds. I'm still going over them to make sure I didn't miss anything.

It's important to note that Area 1 is a place I have been researching for a few years now. It started after my then skeptical father had a sighting. I was able to find the track line and numerous tracks while investigating his sighting. Over time I explored the area more and found more evidence that the creature was in the area. At times the activity seems to stop for a few weeks or months and then the area becomes active again. I'm assuming the creatures live close by, we have numerous old coal mines and caves in this area, which could provide shelter.

I feel like have done a pretty good job covering this area and reporting on what I have found and on my dad's sighting. I did manage to get one game cam photo of a Bigfoot in the area. I have a film coming out, Bigfoot: STILL Tracking a Legend, which is a sequel to the original film about my dad's sighting. The new film provides much more analysis of the Bigfoot game cam photo, along with much more research and evidence from the area.

I know some are ready to ditch traditional research methods as ways to document Bigfoot, but if science and the general public are ever going to accept Bigfoot as a real creature, it will be by traditional methods and not by talking about portals and cloaking. While portals and cloaking may indeed be valid subjects, science and the general public will just laugh it off.

Of course, my goal has never been to "prove" Bigfoot to science or the general public. My efforts started out for my own personal knowledge and the need to learn more about Bigfoot. My mind was settled long ago that Bigfoot is indeed real. Now, I share my research with mostly like minded people. Of course, I still get the "you're crazy" and "it's just a bear" remarks but that just goes with the subject matter.

Have a great day.
~Tom~


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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Best UFO Photo Of All Time???



The Best UFO Photo Of All Time???
Photographers Perspective of the Cave Junction Oregon UFO Photo
By Dorraine Fisher

Oregon isn’t just famous for Bigfoot sightings. It seems they have their share of UFO activity too. But no sighting there was captured quite as well as this one said to have been taken by a volunteer fireman in Cave Junction, Oregon in 1927, long before Photoshop.
 
The fireman, likely flabbergasted and possibly doubting his own sanity in what he saw, said later about the object in the photo, “Have you heard of this thing? And if so, do you have this picture or others like? I, for one, would like to remind myself and some of the guys here that I may be getting on in years, but I'm still of sound mind and body.” 
 
Ansel Adams photo of the High Sierras, taken around 1927.
Of course many have since criticized the photo, claiming it’s too clear a picture for any photo taken in 1927. But as an photography enthusiast, I’m very familiar with photographers like Alexander Gardner and Matthew Brady who were taking amazingly sharp photos of the battles of the Civil War in the mid 1860’s, long before 1927. 
Matthew Brady photo of the aftermath of a Civil War battle

And famous photographer, Ansel Adams was taking stunning landscape shots around this period in the late 1920’s.








So, what do you think? Real or fake? 
 *****DF



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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Haunted Workplace?

Mock up photo.

The story I'm about to tell you is an interesting one. Some of the people are pretty scared about it all. I will not name the actual place/building or the woman I talked with. I will just say this, this is a place I have been to many times and a place where I know several of the employees. The building itself is very old. I would guess the building, like many in this area, is around 100 years old or more. Of course, this build has been remodeled over the years but it basically looks the same as it did many years ago.   

This place/building is open to the public and like many businesses, there is a customer area in the front and an employee area in the back. The employee area is were a lot of work is done by a large number of staff, for most of the day. In the evening times and sometimes the early morning times, staff consist of only a few people, and sometimes just one or two.
 
Now, let me go back to the first. There is this woman I know very well and have known for many years. She became an employee of this company. As she got to know the other workers, they started to tell about a former employee who had killed himself and joked that he haunted the building. Some say he killed himself in the building, others said it was not in the building. But he was a long time employee of the company and I guess, he had an attachment to the place. The workers talked about odd things happening over the years and some just laugh about it all.

Well, over the years this woman I know has had odd things happen while she was working in the building. Stuff like doors slamming or the feeling of something in the room. The other employees tell of odd things as well. And one tells of  being touched when no one else was around. One person even told about seeing a dark shadow move across the room. Many times these events happened late in the evening or early in the morning, when staffing was light. On some occasions, as with the slamming door, it happens during the day, when more staff was around. This door that slammed, is a really old and very heavy door. There is also some reports of a foul smell from time to time, but as stated the building is old.

This woman that I know, also relayed to me some more of her personal experiences. Often times, she would be basically alone (again early morning or late evening) and she would listen to Pandora on her cell phone. Sometimes, there would be an odd interference come through her phone as she listened to Pandora. The funny thing about this is that sometimes during the day the staff would have a radio playing most of the day and it never got this "interference". The odd interference and weird sounds, made her a little uneasy but sometimes she would still listen to Pandora. Then, one day as she was listening to Pandora the interference started to come through again and then a voice said "Are you there?"

As you can imagine, this was enough for her to basically stop listening to Pandora for a while. She rarely even listens to it all now.

But that is not the end of this story. Very recently, as this woman was working a very early shift, again basically alone, when something happened. She told me she was not even thinking about all the weird stuff or the story about the guy haunting the building. She was just working and closing everything up. As she was making her final sweep, making sure everything was locked up, she catches a quick glimpse of a shadowy figure standing at the bottom of a set of stairs. She went on out the main doors and locked up. She told me, "Anything else that needed done can wait until the next morning."

The area where she seen this figure has no windows and it was already daylight outside.

I have personally been in the back area of this building a few times and I can vouch that the building is pretty creepy. It seem that any building that is around 100 years old, would or could have ghost in it to me. Years of work, births,deaths and stories....just waiting to be told but only if someone from the other side can get noticed by one of the current occupants.


With all these tales, I think it is pretty safe to assume that something is haunting this workplace. I hope to maybe have more on this haunted workplace in the days to come.

Thanks
~Tom~


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.



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Friday, August 7, 2015

Yeti de Bourganeuf - More Details!


This photo of a dead Bigfoot has been around for a long time. It is often debated as to if it is real or not. I noticed today that the pictures of the figure, known as Yeti De Bourganeuf, is making the rounds again.

There is an amazing back story that follows this display of a dead bigfoot around but sadly, it is all made up and totally untrue.

Of course, once you tell people that a bigfoot story or photo is untrue, many will just not believe it.
So I will present some evidence, hopefully proving to you that this is a fake.

The photos are know as the Yeti de Bourganeuf and the figure was created to honor Bernard Heuvelmans and his dealing with the Minnesota Iceman.

The sculpture was made by artist Emannuel Casteels Janssen and  it was over 8 foot long and it used horse tail hair for the hair.

The July-August edition of the journal Cryptozoologia, the sculptor, Janssen, who created supposed corpse, came forward admitting everything and explaining how he'd done it: You can view the website Here -  The website is in Russian (I think) - here is a screen shot, just in case it goes away.




Here is a google translation of the text on the web page:


"In 1997, what might seem like a repeat of the Affai re the frozen man (the body of a hairy man exhibited at fairs fields in the US, as Bernard Heuvelmans was able to study at leisure in 1968) took place ... in France ! And even in the heart of our country, since it is during the fair in Bourganeuf, in the Creuse, has revealed this story: once again, it was apparently the body of a kind of hairy man kept in a freezer, and exhibited at fairs fields.

It was indeed a hoax, and fun thing, our Belgian friends of ABEPAR (which publishes the newspaper Cryptozoologia) are very unintentionally inspirers. Emmanuel Janssens Casteels, animal sculptor and collaborator of the Belgian magazine, says in the June-August 1998 issue of Cryptozoologia that two of his colleagues had advised those wishing to make a giant replica of the frozen man Bernard Heuvelmans :



"In fact, it was a soft foam sculpture on which horse tail hair were stuck. The eyes were simply purchased a specialized supplier of taxidermy."

Obviously, an incredible story accompanying the exhibition of Bourganeuf, whose creator had obviously read the book by Bernard Heuvelmans .

To know more:
DEVILLETTE, Anita
Bourganeuf in 1997: a yeti in the city Limousin Magazine, No. 402. 66-68 (May).
HEUVELMANS Bernard
1974 The Neanderthal man is still alive. Paris, Plon.
JANSSENS CASTEELS Emmanuel
1998 Frozen man Bourganeuf: the solution to the puzzle Cryptozoologia, No. 25-26-27. 40-41 (June-July-August).
JEAN, Gerard
1997 The thing in the ice Limousin Magazine, No. 402. 69-70 (May).
1997 On the runway of the abominable snowman anomalies, 3:. 17-25 (2nd quarter)."




Here also is a screen shot of the translated page:

 


The title of the webpage translates as "Frozen mannequin Bourganeuf".

I will admit that the created figure is top of the line and it is no wonder so many think it is a real creature. Here is a few more photos of the sculpture.

 
So, in the end the figure is very impressive but it is not real. It was created to honor Bernard Heuvelmans. If you do not know who Heuvelmans is, then you really need to check him out.

Here is a short overview about Bernard Heuvelmans.

"Bernard Heuvelmans was a Belgian-French scientist, explorer, researcher, and a writer probably best known as "the father of cryptozoology". His 1958 book On the Track of Unknown Animals is often regarded as one of the best and most influential cryptozoological works." (wikipedia)


Have a great day!

Thanks
~Tom~


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.


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Thursday, August 6, 2015

FolkTales - Ghost Story


Just a short little video. This film features a long lost ghost story out of Florida.
FOLKTALES - Introduces a new audience to old forgotten, lost stories and interviews. Stories about the paranormal, old superstitions, folklore, and other odd things.  




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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, August 5, 2015

Wildfire Bigfoot Photo


The above picture recently emerged on facebook. It was presented by California Native Entities and Bigfoot Forum . The back story is that the picture was taken by Mr. Phillip Newell, it was taken near the rural community of Hyampom, an area in NorCal which is currently surrounded by wild fires.

The picture is being presented as being a real bigfoot and in the write up they say "It is not a place that would be easy to set up a hoax, especially with the danger of fires and smoke in the area..."

But if we examine the photo more closely, it is easy to determine the danger of creating this hoax was set at about zero.








First let zoom in on the figure in the picture. The stance looks very familiar. In fact it looks an awful lot like the popular bigfoot statue that is sold.
   
 








Here is a picture of said statue. Looks to be the very same one to me. This photo of the statue was provided by TCC's Bobby Long.













So, I guess the next question is why or better yet how did they drag this massive and very heavy statue out in the woods to fake this photo? Well, they didn't have too.

Here is a link to a cell phone app, that will let you add, crop, change lighting and more to any picture taken with a cell phone. And guess what? it has 20 different styles of bigfoot, including the picture of the bigfoot statue. Here is a picture of the cell phone app bigfoots with the statue bigfoot circled.




So, sadly this is nothing more that another hoax and a very lazy one at that.


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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