Friday, September 30, 2016

Paranormal and Beyond : Bigfoot Investigation With Jason Morse

Jason Morse filming with Paranormal and Beyond.

On February 21, 2016, I was scouting for areas that could possibly have Bigfoot activity, and as I was driving down Grant Rd in Newmarket, I stopped at the Tuttle Farm Conservation Area and found a possible track line, View it by Clicking Here. 

Fast forward to today, after being honored with an invitation to be on Paranormal and Beyond for a second time, that was the area I wanted to check out. (You can watch my first appearance on Paranormal and Beyond by Clicking Here.)

I've never been in this area, parking lot excluded, but after seeing the track line, I knew that this was going to be a great spot.

Bob McDermott, host of Paranormal And Beyond, and Art Wolinsky, editor, cameraman, director, and all around nice guy was nice enough to join me and film an investigation.

There were several very interesting things that we came across, and in my honest opinion, there is most certainly at least a couple Bigfoot in the area.



Steve Clark, founder of S.T.U.R.S., and Jaimie Adams, paranormal investigator and member of S.T.U.R.S., wanted to continue investigating, so we went to an area that's close to where there was a sighting, View that report by clicking here, we found several interesting things there, notice the pictures below of the stone placed in a peculiar way, some tree breaks, and some possible stick formations. 



It was a good day, having the privilege of hanging out with the Bob and Art from Paranormal And Beyond and Steve, Jamie, and Paula from S.T.U.R.S..

Keep your eyes to the trees and your mind open. Until next time....



Hope you enjoy the video!

-JM-



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.




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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Kentucky Hunter Records UFO, Finds Possible Crop Circle

An enhanced still frame from the video.
This is a fairly recent report of a UFO sighting that took place in Kentucky. The initial ground work was done by Crypto Crew Team member Greg Champy and then I got involved and have talked to the witness. Greg and I was able to ask the witness several questions about his sighting and his videos. This is a very intriguing case.

First let me start with the sighting date and how it all came about. The witness, Harmon, was out very early on September 3rd on some of his family land. He was out getting ready to do some deer hunting, it was about 5:30 in the morning. He noticed a strange light in the sky, just above the trees. He is able to film the object. The sighting last for about 1 minute. Later that day, he goes to the area of the field where he saw the object and discovers what appears to be a circular pattern in the soybeans. That night the odd object returned and Harmon filmed the object again from the back of his house.

When talking to Harmon, I was able to ask him about the object.

TM:  Any sounds from the lights? how long did you see it ?
H: No, there was no sound and the video is as long as when I seen it...but it just like disappeared.

In the second video, the one filmed from Harmon's house, you can hear engine sounds, but it is clear it is coming from the near by road. His dogs are also barking and seem alarmed.  

Here is the videos, combined into one video, alone with some enhancements. 
    



Harmon also send me the following picture which seems to have a ball shaped object in it. This was just a from a few days ago. It appears the activity may be ongoing. Here is the picture with an enlargement of the target object.



We hope to have an update on this case in the future and the event is still being looked at and studied.

Thanks
Greg & Tom



This post by Team Member Greg Champy. Greg displays an amazing artistic ability and a special knack for background research. He is an accomplished writer and does voice over narrations.


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, September 28, 2016

Woodbooger Festival Coming In October


This time of year there are a lot of different events and conventions. I try to highlight some of them from time to time. The Woodbooger Festival is one I have chosen to talk about today. There is a whole slew of events and other activities scheduled at this years Woodbooger festival. The event will take place on October 14th and 15th at Flag Rock Recreational area in Norton, Virginia.

If you are like a lot of us, you are on a budget. Well good news! The admission to Woodbooger Fest is a mere $3. Yes, only $3!

Here is a look at some scheduled events and times. 

 Schedule
3:00 PM—MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE (only Saturday, Oct. 15th)
4:00 PM—SALAMANDER HIKE (only Saturday, Oct. 15th)
5:00 PM—KAYAK RIDES (Both days)
5:30 PM—SHUTTLE SERVICE BEGINS (Both days)
6:30 PM—GUIDED WALKS BEGIN​ (Both days)
     

There will also be food vendors, craft vendors, hay rides, games, and much more.


If you would like more information, you can check out the Woodbooger Fest website and facebook page.

Website: Woodbooger Fest
Facebook Page : Woodbooger Fest FB Page


Please note, I'm not affiliated with the event but wanted to promote it. I know many times these types of things slip by people who would like to attend. This event sounds like a fun one and the price is more than reasonable.

If you attend this event, drop us a line and let us know how you liked it.



Thanks
~Tom~

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Monday, September 26, 2016

My Crypto World - Can Bigfoot "Zap" Game Cameras?



In this episode I discuss some of the theories about game cameras and why it has proven so difficult to capture an image of bigfoot. One theory is that bigfoot can "zap" a game cam and cause it to malfunction. In this episode I also talk about some local news of a man who is booby trapping game cams in my area. 

I hope you enjoy this episode.


I hope to find time to do more episodes in the future.

Thanks
~Tom~

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bigfoot Seen Near A Pond

Not actual photo, used for reference only.

Today, I was treated to several stories and reports about bigfoot. One of which I have permission to share with our readers. This possible sighting took place here in Kentucky back in October of 2012.
The area of the sighting is one that I'm fairly familiar with, as it is a location I have been in before.

Here is what Tony told me about the event:

"I worked at a coal mine doing some night watching. There was a pretty big hill going up the mountain and it was pretty rough. It so too rough for me to drive my car up, so I would get a ride from one of the workers to the top of the mountain. I would go in of the evening around 3 o'clock and get off around 11:30. 

Once my shift was over, I'd walk back down the mountain to where I had parked my car. It was about a 30-45 minute walk back down the mountain. So, that would put me back to my car around 12 or 12:30 at night. It was pretty dark most of the nights and I would have to use a battery light to walk down the mountain. The moon was out on this particular night, but I still had to use a light.

Well, on the way down the mountain, on one side of the road is a pond. As I'm walking down the mountain, shining my light around looking, I see something next to the pond. Right at the edge of the water. It was big, I thought it might have been a cow getting a drink of water. I didn't shine my light directly on it, but I could still see it pretty good. I was about 50 feet or so from the pond. Then all at once it stood up real fast. It was the shape of a person, but appeared very muscular. I would guess it was somewhere between 6 and 7 foot tall. It was kind of a grayish white color, I could see it pretty good in the moon light.

I shined my light almost on it, but I stopped because it stood up and I was nervous it might do something if it got mad. I could see it watching me as I continued to walk off the mountain. It just stood there watching me. It was still watching me as I walked around  a curve in the road. I listened for any sound that it might be following me but didn't hear anything.

It was still a pretty good ways to the car, maybe 15-20 minutes and I was scared until I got into the car. I can't think of any reason a person, without any kind of light, would be around that pond in the middle of the night. "


Thanks goes to Tony for the report and it sure sounds like a bigfoot was keeping an eye on you. I also want to add that this event happened in Harlan county Kentucky. It is also worth noting that these coal mines are in rather secluded areas. Normally, like this one, it was on the side of a mountain with no houses around but a lot of forest.


Thanks
~Tom~

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bigfoot Steals Chickens


Over the years, I have taken in many reports and stories of bigfoot taking various items. Everything from apples to hogs. I have even heard a few reports of chickens being taken, so the following report of missing chickens is not too surprising. But there is more to the story, that includes a visual encounter.

Once again, the submitter wants the area and his identity to remain anonymous. Some may not understand this, but I can assure you that talking about bigfoot openly will get you many weird looks and a few "what are you on?" comments. As for not disclosing a location I also understand that as well. There are people who might come to your area and disrupt the bigfoot in some way and cause the activity to stop. While this report is older, there seems to be continuing activity in the area, according to what I was told. With that said, I can tell you that this event happened in Oklahoma.

Here is the report and what the submitter had to say about this particular encounter.

- Start Report -      


"This took place around 1985. My dad and mother were at my grandparents eating dinner. This house was outside of a town of around 50 people.

They had finished dinner and mom was walking out the door first and something ran by her very fast and very large. Keep in mind they were standing on a porch that was around 4 foot tall and mom is 5'4.

She said this thing was a reddish brown and unbelievably fast. She fell back into my dad at which the whole group was laughing but not mom. She said there was something out there. Dad was being a normal man and told mom he would protect her and went out dragging her behind.

Then from the light of one of the windows in the house he saw something squatting behind a large pine tree in the front. It was swaying. He immediately shoved mom back in the house and grabbed the shotgun they left by the door. He went back out and it was gone.

He and mom ran to the car and left. The rest of the night my grandparents heard strange vocalizations and screams. My grandpa was saying it was a mountain lion because he was always the skeptic, until he saw it one day far in the future.

Also, their chicken house had a large hole through the wire and 2 chickens were missing."

- End Report -

If you thank about it a little bit, chickens sitting on their roost would be easy pickings for a bigfoot or any predator. Bigfoot is very much an opportunist. There are several reports of bigfoot taking a hunter's fresh deer kill or of a bigfoot scooping up road kill.

Once again, I thank the person who submitted this interesting encounter to me. To my knowledge, this report has never been filed or published before now. It is also good when someone comes forward with encounters that have never been reported. It adds more history and gives all of us another chance to learn more details about bigfoot and it gives us another story to talk about. 


Thanks
~Tom~

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fried Bologna Brings in a Bigfoot


This is a sighting/encounter report that was recently sent to me. At the request of the witness I will not disclose the actual location of the encounter, but will just let you know it took place in Oklahoma.
A family had went on a hunting trip up in the mountains and a bigfoot came to their camping area.

Here is the report as it was told to me by the witness/relative.

"They (The group) pulled a camper up on a mountain to hunt. It had recently been clear cut. Brian (my uncle) got back early from the hunt. They had a generator but with the full moon he didn't need the lights, just the stove, and he was hungry. The moon was full and the window in front of the stove had been broken. They had put an old tarp that had a few small holes in it over it (the window).

 He was frying some bologna and he said that everything just went dark. And he heard breathing. He thought the rest of the family had snuck in and was trying to scare him Cuz he was only 16. He tried to look out the tarp to see who it was and started telling them he wasn't falling for it. He noticed the silhouette against the moon. It was massive, easily taller than the trailer.

 At this point he panicked. He went for his muzzleoader and  it was one of the old ones you had to put a cap on. He recalls shaking so badly he couldn't get it on. As he was trying to put the cap on, a large finger came inside the tarp (through one of the holes), curled and pulled it (the tarp) off. He turned on the lights and two eyes, he said, were far too far apart to be human, were reflecting back at him.

He stuck the gun as close as he dared and told it he was gonna shoot and thought if it was a man that would have scared him off. He said it blinked and stayed there. It started rocking and shaking the trailer and then just left. 

Well, at this time my family was driving down the road towards the trailer. They all agree, as soon as the lights hit the trailer, Brian crashed through the trailer door and was sprinting to the car. He actually jumped in an open window screaming there was a demon and not to go back there. He made them take him home. The next day they got to the trailer the bologna was gone and dents where in the top of the trailer."

- End Report -  

This happened in the early 1980's according to what I was told. I for one sure can not blame ol bigfoot for getting after that fried bologna. Fried bologna is one of my favorites. I also understand not wanting to give away the exact location of this report. I have seen it all too many times, where someone gives the location of a sighting and the wrong people go in there and try to hunt one or something.

So, I will just say thanks to the "person" who sent in this report. I enjoyed it.


Thanks
~Tom~

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Another Possible Shunka Warakin Sighting

Photo used for reference only, not an actual photo of the sighting.

Over the last couple of years I have received several sighting reports of possible Shunka Warakin sightings in Iowa. The Shunka Warakin is an animal mentioned in American folklore that is said to resemble a wolf, a hyena, or both. There is one mounted specimen from back in 1886, that was reportedly shot by by Ammon Hutchins. But many still that doubt the Shunka Warkin was ever a real creature or little alone that there were any remaining today. But yet we still get reports.

I recently got a report of a possible Shunka Warakin sighting in Oklahoma. While that is a pretty long way from Iowa, the one that was shot in 1886 by Hutchings was in Montana. So, maybe they have a particular route they travel and maybe they are more widespread than we think.


Here is the report.

- Start Report -

Name: KD
(This report comes from someone I will just call KD, to protect his identity.)

Here is what KD told me.

"I was just gonna send you a message regarding a sighting my father seen along with his mother, father, and brother in a truck heading home one night. They were heading home from a function in Summerfield, Oklahoma. It's very rural and we are all avid hunters. My grandpa seen eyes in a field next to the road and thought it may be a buck. Dad said he slowed down for it to cross and then this thing took one jump and landed in the middle of the road.

He remembers my grandfather, who is a very religious man along with my grandmother, say what in the hell is that. They all said it was hyena like in appearance but also shaggy like a wolf with a long tail. It's back was dipped and it was large and it looked at the truck for around 3 second in the headlights. It then took one jump and was in the woods.

This was a wide dirt road easily accommodating 2 large trucks both ways. The distance from the field to the road was around 80 feet is what they estimated. They never hunted that part again and grandpa told dad not to go that far behind the house alone again.

I seen a story you put up on the net while searching for a similar sighting and seen the one in Iowa. And the creature killed in Montana that was mounted. Dad said it was close but the one they seen had way taller shoulders and was hunched in the back end. I just thought since there aren't many reports I would throw one your way. This would have been the early to mid 1970s."

- End Report -

Thanks goes to KD for submitting his report to me. In his report he mentioned a couple of the sightings I have posted in the past. I will not link to them, in case you want to catch up on those reports.
Shunka Warakin in Iowa Report
Another Shunka Warakin Sighting
Another Sighting with possible Track


While the report that KD submitted is older, the other ones are much more recent, within the last few years. So, has this rare creature been out there the whole time and the population is growing and leading to more sightings? It could be possible. Hopefully, someone will be able to capture a video or picture of this creature.


Thanks
~Tom~

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Harlan Haunt Fest Coming In October!



Harlan Haunt Fest Coming In October!

Oh boy! Make sure not to miss this years Harlan Haunt Fest that takes place in my neighboring county of Harlan, Kentucky. The event has gotten bigger and better each year and this year is no different. This years event has some very popular and famous authors, artist, and paranormal investigators. This year there is even a Chili cook off with Celebrity Chef Joe Arvin!


Here is a short list of some of scheduled guest:

Jeremy Ambler from Walking Dead, Russ McCubbin who has been in numerous movies and TV shows, Artist B.C. Hepner, Matthew Atchley the founder and lead artist of Hot Spot Studios, award winning artist Chuck Mullins, radio personality and author Ian Punnett, Paranormal investigator Joe Clark, Paranormal investigator Tony Felosi and several others.

Here is a short list of some of the scheduled events:

Chili Cook off, Horror & fantasy art contest, Historic Ghost walk, Mortal Kombat X Tournament, Fear Challenge, Cosplay and more!




This years headlining music act is Dirty Gunnz! DIRTY GUNNZ, a melodic, hard rock band that specializes in 80’s glam/hair-band covers and originals..








On top of all of this there will also be vendors and various displays! It is sure to be a good time.
This event takes place on October 15th, 2016 in Harlan County Kentucky.  So, make plans to be there, who knows you might even see me there.

You can find more information at the website and facebook pages.
Website - Harlan Haunt Fest!
Facebook -FB Harlan Haunt Fest


This is a great local event that is gaining visitors from all over, and I hope you can attend. This area also has a lot of bigfoot sightings and reports and is a county in which I conduct bigfoot research. I have been invited to be a guest at this event several times, but for one reason or another I can't seem to do it. This year I may at least be able to go to the event and take in some of the sightings and events...I didn't want to commit to being a guest and then have to cancel due to something coming up. If all goes well, I might actually get to go this year, wish be luck, and hope to see you there.


Thanks
~Tom~

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Strange Apparition In The Sky At 9-11 Memorial

Photo Credit: Richard J. McCormack
Strange Apparition In The Sky At 9-11 Memorial
By Dorraine Fisher


Every year, on September 11 in New York City, lights beam from the spots where the Twin
Towers of the World Trade Center once stood. This is called the Tribute In Light. And photographers from everywhere flock to the area to get the perfect shot of the lighted sky over the city. But this year, photographer, Rich McCormack, got an added bonus in his photos.

At the top of one of the beams, there appears to be a human-shaped, glowing figure that looks to
be standing on a cloud above the city.

 McCormack swears he didn't tamper with the photos, and many believe the figure looks like
Jesus and the photos have profound religious significance. While others think they're meaningless
or just plain fake.

Photo Credit: Richard J. McCormack

But whatever your beliefs, it's pretty spectacular. Tell us what you think.


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Friday, September 16, 2016

Bigfoot Research Area - Return for Game Cams and More


I recently returned to my bigfoot research area to collect some games cameras I placed out about one month ago. This area has, in years gone by, been an active area not only for bigfoot but numerous other animals. But in the last year or so the activity has seemed to have died down. Now, with fall quickly approaching, I wanted to try out some game cameras in the area to see if any activity had returned to the area.

What follows is a video of my return trip to retrieve the previously set cameras and then another video of what all was captured on the game cameras. I try very hard to be honest and transparent with my bigfoot research, even though, parts of it may seem very boring to many.

I did have a very memorable close encounter with a doe and a fawn on my trip to collect my cameras. For me it was nothing short of amazing and something that truly does not happen everyday. I think you will find my doe encounter and what I have to say about it, interesting in how it pertains to bigfoot.

Here is the video collecting the game cameras.


After returning home, I downloaded all the videos and pictures off the game cameras. I think there are some interesting captures. The black bear is a nice captures and it appears many animals are returning to the area. I can only hope that the bigfoot also return.

Here is the video of the game camera captures.



Hopefully, in the coming months, I can get out more and find us some more interesting things.


Thanks
~Tom~

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

My Crypto World - Bigfoot Tracks and Castings


Welcome to another episode of My Crypto World. In this episode I talk about how to make tracks castings, some of the material we use, and some general tips about making castings. I also discuss a theory about bigfoot tracks and how bigfoot possibly attempt to conceal tracks. I present and talk about a casting made by our team in 2013, it has some odd features that I think you will find interesting.

Hope you enjoy the video.




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Thanks
~Tom~

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

So You Still Don't Know If Bigfoot Is Real?

Lloyd Pye and the Star Child skull.


So You Still Don't Know If Bigfoot Is Real?

Lloyd Pye Weighs In
By Dorraine Fisher


So you still don't know if you believe in Bigfoot or not? That's fine. We respect that. But just make
sure you have all the information you need to make a decision. Make sure you know the whole
story and have looked at all the evidence. And make sure you've watched lectures by Lloyd Pye
explaining why we need to rethink.

Lloyd Pye (1946-2013) was a lecturer, author, and groundbreaker in the field of bigfoot. Author of
Everything You Know is Wrong, founder of The Star Child Project, and purveyor of Intervention
Theory, which offers a different explanation of human origins, Lloyd dared to challenge the scientific
community by thinking outside the box and introducing some new ideas to the public, including
the origins of bigfoot and their links to our own origins. Sadly he passed away in 2013, but we still
have his legacy in these lectures on Youtube. Watch while Lloyd lays out all the facts and explains
why Bigfoot is certainly real.






***********DF


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Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Space X Falcon 9 Conspiracy



The Space X Falcon 9 Conspiracy

Was It Really The Target Of A UFO?
By Dorraine Fisher

Here's the new conspiracy theory of they year.
    On the morning of September 1, 2016, SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, watched as his rocket, Falcon 9 seemed to spontaneously burst into flames while it was still undergoing testing on a launch pad at Cape Canaveral. Quite a few people were present and took video of the event as the news unfolded.

    But it wasn't long afterward, after the video had circulated only briefly, that rumors began to surface that the craft was the target of a UFO. It seems a small unidentified flying object can be seen entering the air space from the right hand side of the screen precisely as the rocket explodes. And conspiracy theorists claim the craft was the victim of an alien air strike.

    Of course, this might be true...or it could simply be a bird...or a drone?

    Musk is claiming this happened during a "routine filling operation" and that the engines were not on and there was no apparent heat source. He's asking anyone that has video of the event to submit it to SpaceX in an attempt to unravel the mystery, that, in spite of those making fun of conspiracy theorists, has yet to be solved.

    Watch the video and tell us what you think.




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Friday, September 9, 2016

Woodwose And One Of The Many Other Faces of Bigfoot

The Chinese version of bigfoot, the yeren.

Woodwose And One Of The Many Other Faces of Bigfoot
The “Wild Man” That Has Existed In Our Consciousness For Centuries
By Dorraine Fisher


Why is it that big hairy monsters in the woods seem to be ingrained in our collective human psyche?
In the field of cryptozoology, one of our main frames of reference to the existence of an unknown animal is to decide how many accounts of this creature there are, and how far back in history these accounts span. And after years of study and research about bigfoot, we know that the legend of bigfoot or sasquatch can be traced back to a European cousin known as the woodwose. And if we keep checking historical record and inscriptions on some very old historic architecture and drawings, we can take it back even further.

It seems there are many faces of this creature. And as more reports come in, we realize that out our hairy friend in the forest is probably very diverse in it’s appearance. And this varies a lot by local region and area of the world. Some accounts tell of something almost human in appearance, while others seem more ape-like...and there are a thousand other variations thereof.

But the woodwose, wild man, bigfoot, or sasquatch has lived, at the very least, in human consciousness for a very long time. In nearly every corner of the world there are historical accounts and descriptions that lead us to believe that there were many thoughts and conversations about these creatures that took place long before modern sightings. And there is something to be said for human consciousness. People who gave these accounts historically had nothing to gain by telling others these stories, but they did it anyway. Why? Was it more acceptable in those cultures? Why were these creatures added to so much art and architecture if there wasn’t something really significant about them? Were the artists just copying other things they’d seen before, or has the woodwose always been with us...no matter where we go in the world? We were always handed stories about “monsters” in the woods. What if the monsters weren’t always necessarily “monsters” per se, but what if they were real and the stories were based on something that had been seen by enough individuals to warrant some significance.

And although there aren’t so many written records of them from the past, complete with all the details we look for now, evidence of them is everywhere and on everything:

 Cross-legged woodwose with shield at Hales St. Mary’s Church in Suffolk, England.

Choir stall misericord from St. Mary of Charity Church, Faversham, Kent, England.
Green man, Medieval Celtic

Hairy man riding a unicorn, said to be from an Eastern European Ancient Tarot Deck.
The Fight In The Forest, by Hans Burgkmair, believed to possibly be a depiction of the the German poem Sigenot about Dietrich Von Bern.

19th Century depiction of Grendel of the great tale, Beowulf. Grendel may have been a woodwose or bigfoot type of creature.
Old photo believed to be of the Chinese wildman or yeren.

Athoua, the “evil spirit” that haunted the sleep of the Caribbean natives around 1590.
The Lesovic is a woodland spirit of Slavic mythology that is said to protect the animals and the forest.



And various English carvings and drawings:






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