Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Yeti Runs Across Road


I have not said very much about the "Russian Yeti Runs Across Road "video for a few simple reasons. One reason is that I really have not taken the time to actually study it over. But today I thought I would play "Johnny come lately" and give the video a little inspection. I know my opinion will not change anything or carry much weight but it is a slow day for me, so, why not?

First, let me be up front and say I have a hard time trusting videos of bigfoot from Russia. It seems they have more hoaxers than we do here in the USA. I also think that it is better to inspect these types of videos with a skeptical approach.

So, the first thing I did is grab a still frame from the video. I wanted to zoom it in, adjust different aspects of the image and see if I can gather any more details about the figure. I know this is a difficult task because of the almost all white snowy backdrop. During this process, I really could not get any real useful information about the figure itself. One thing I noticed in the video and the still frames is that there does not appear to be any eye shine, but maybe it just did not look directly at the camera.



 Another problem about analyzing this video or a still frame from it is that there is nothing in it that can give you a sense of scale. This makes it almost impossible to determine the height of the figure.

In my opinion, I think the figure looks rather small. I make that assumption based on the width of the road, it appears a bit narrow. We do not know what type of vehicle they are driving but if you just take any average car or truck, you are talking about something 5-6 foot wide. This road is not much wider that the auto they are driving. It appears to take the figure 3 or 4 running steps to cross the small road. If the road is 10 foot wide and it takes 3-4 running steps to cross it, then the strides would easily fall within human range and average size, in my opinion. Of course, this is all speculative on my part. It could also very well have been a young yeti.


We can see that the figure is moving at a pretty good speed in what appears to be fairly deep snow. But is it moving faster than a human could move? I don't think the speed appears to be something superhuman but we really can not be definite on this conclusion.

According to the description under the video, this was some nature sight seeing tourist out for a drive. But a line towards the end of the description could be rather telling, here is that line: "..The folklore of this particular region of Russia, the Republic of Bashkortostan, tells stories of Shurale, a tall hairy creature that tickles his victims to death."

The only thing I can find or think of that supposedly tickles its victims to death is the Mahaha. The Mahaha is said to live in the Arctic and to be a demon. The description of the Mahaha is nothing like a bigfoot or the figure seen in this particular video. I'll be the first to admit, I do not know very much about local Russian folklore in the region of the Republic of Bashkortostan, so, it may be a true statement in the video description.    
 
Now, with all of that said I still think the video is interesting. I do think it is most likely a prank/hoax but we really need more information to really make a solid conclusion. I know whenever a video of this nature is posted online, you will have some who accept it as real and some who reject it as a hoax. It seems you can't get either side to change their minds either way. So, knowing that and knowing my opinion will have no real effect, I invite you to watch the video for yourself and make up your own mind.

Here is the video.




If anyone would like to provide their thoughts on the video, feel free to post in the comments. Tell us what you like about the video or what you do not like.

Thanks
~Tom~


 
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Crypto Files - Aswang


Many cultures have a belief in shapeshifting in some form. Shapeshifting is the ability of a being or creature to completely transform its physical form or shape. The Aswang reportedly has the ability to combine various elements from different creatures.

In this episode of The Crypto Files, we take a look at the Aswang and explore some of the characteristics and behavior of this cryptid.

Here is the episode (ep. 25)


Aswangs can also be befriended, they can talk to you like any other human: they laugh and/or cry, get angry/sad, get hurt/humiliated and feel scared and envious. These creatures are said not harm their friends and neighbors.

In the video we mentioned a few ways to fend off an aswang but here are a few more.
They can be killed using a whip made entirely of a stingray's tail. It is said they can not enter into holy grounds such as churches, mosques, and temples. Decapitation is also a way to destroy an aswang.




Thanks
~Tom~


 
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Paranormal Subjects And Thoughts On Critical Thinking


Paranormal Subjects And Thoughts On Critical Thinking

By Dorraine Fisher

I often chuckle when people start talking about critical thinking. Many people think they’re critical thinkers,including me at times, until I correct myself, because it’s harder to think critically than one might imagine.

According to the Foundation For Critical Thinking, critical thinking “is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness.”

This is a great and very thorough definition. And I was happy to see that it now acknowledges the flaw in it that I’ve been talking about for years. The flaw that comes from the humans themselves.

No human, no matter how much they claim to be a critical thinker is devoid of human flaws. We all believe lies sometimes. We all are subject to irrational or uncontrolled thinking at times. We are all slaves to our personal perceptions more often than we imagine. Real critical thinking relies a great deal on our ability to understand and control our own thoughts and recognize when our thinking is flawed. The problem is, the majority of people are unable to do this. And the most dangerous thing is that, all the while, they’ll think they’re doing it. This is why I’m a bit guarded when people claim to be critical thinkers. I’ve known very few.

It's one thing to be able to think. It's quite another to be able to think about what you think. To pick it apart and analyze it and decide if every part of it is useful or not. And it’s quite another thing entirely to be able to decide that maybe what you were thinking before is wrong. That’s where the supposed critical thinkers often hit a snag.

Even the most intelligent people get caught up in the idea of being right. Like being right is the most important thing there is. And being wrong is the equivalent of the sky falling. And the basic insecurities of humanity cloud the discussion before it even starts. Egos get in the way. They often need to feel they’re right and superior in their thinking. So, in order to achieve this, someone has to be wrong. And this is where critical thinking falls apart. Not because of critical thinking itself, but in the failure of the humans to implement it.

There are a lot of people who might roll their eyes at me when I say this, but exercising subjects like cryptozoology and the paranormal is a good practice on the subject of critical thinking. They teach us to think about what we once thought and whether we still want to believe it.

In the worlds of cryptozoology and the paranormal, there is a whole group of people whose paradigms have been forever changed by something they saw or experienced. Something that wasn’t supposed to exist, or something they didn’t believe existed.

Are these people incapable of critical thinking? Not at all. But they are, like every other member of humanity, subject to their own personal perceptions, shaped by an unusual experience. This can’t be avoided. But the important thing to remember is that the group of humans judging this person’s experience and claiming it was a figment of their imagination are also in possession of the same human flaws and personal perceptions created by their LACK of having had the same experience. So is anyone here really applying critical thinking? Not really.

If our personal perceptions get in the way of our analyzing a subject, then we’re not thinking critically. In order to be a real critical thinker, we have to recognize this problem and eliminate perception from our thought processes. We have to have the ability to clear our minds of any preconceived thoughts, beliefs, or ideas that will hinder the process of getting to the truth.
  
That is what critical thinking REALLY is. It’s being able to think about and analyze our own thinking and correct it when necessary. But the hardest part is recognizing when we need to do this. It’s  not an easy task, and I’ve rarely seen anyone able to do it completely. We have to  entertain the idea that we could be wrong, and that’s not easy for many people.  It takes a lifetime of self-reflection and self-analysis in order to even begin to really do this right.

So, are you a critical thinker or not? If you’ve read this article through this far, then I know you’re at least open to the idea. The real success is in implementing it. Which requires critical thinking. It’s hard being human.

Reference: The Foundation For Critical Thinking

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




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Sunday, November 27, 2016

UFO Near A Rainbow?


This report was submitted to me by our researcher in training Wyatt Zombro. He has done the leg work on this case and interviewed the witness. I will input some of my commentary but the bulk of this work was done by Wyatt. I'm only putting it all together. -Tom


First lets start with the photograph. The picture was taken 3 or 4 months ago in Morgan county West Virginia by Steven. We are only using his first name to protect his identity. Steven took the picture around 12 or 1 o'clock in the day. The circle rainbow stayed in the sky for about an hour. While the picture is beautiful, there is something potentially odd about it.


A rainbow like this does happen from time to time but if you look at the top of the rainbow there appears to be a UFO. As you can see in the zoomed in picture a dark object is towards the top of the rainbow.

During the interview, the witness said he did not notice the unknown object at the time.



  


The shape of the unknown object seems to be in the shape of a fedora or a bell type shape. Of course this could be nothing more than something on the lens but it does appear to be an object that was actually in the sky.





While we can not say just what this object is, or even if it was an actual object, it was worth talking to the witness and attempting to gather more information about it. Thanks goes to Steven for allowing us to use the picture and for doing the interview.

Have there been other reports of UFO's around rainbows? Yes, it seems to happen very often.

Thanks
^Wyatt^




This report by TCC's Wyatt Zombro.Wyatt is a Cryptozoology enthusiast, enjoys being outdoors and exploring the forest. Wyatt researches bigfoot in his home state of West Virginia. Wyatt also has interest in other mysteries such as UFOs and ghost.






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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Weird Things Happening In Bodfish, CA

Bodfish, Ca
I recently got in this report of some odd and unusual activity happening in and near Bodfish, CA. It appears to have elements of several different phenomenon. I'm not quite sure to make of it all, but wanted to share it with others in case they have had a similar experience.

Here is the report.

-Start Report- 


Name: Lisa ******

Email Address: On File

State: Ca

County: 

Date of Sighting: November 10, 2016

Time of Day:
4:00 pm

Nearest Town: Bodfish

Length of Sighting: 10 seconds

How many Witnesses: Just Me

Any Photos/Videos: Not of this put I have pictures of entities all over the mountain I speak of

Describe sighting in detail:

I moved into my mothers house Sept 1, 2016. She lives in Bodfish, Ca. in a very secluded area. Just a few neighbors. Her back yard stretches into the tallest mountain in our area,but a small mountain that has many strange activities going on...I think in it?

First let me explain the sound that roars. It almost sounds like a jet but not quite. Never see anything overhead and I understand the sound barrier affect. I was constantly looking for an object until I just ignored it, until Nov. 10, 2016. I am walking to my truck to take my dog to the park as I always do and I just happened to look up because the roar was so loud and I saw a HUGE I MEAN HUGE white almost see through air craft 10 times the size of a 747 flying just above the ridge of the mountain dropped down straight INTO THE MOUNTAIN. No booms. It was amazing and I think the sound rumbles from within along with creatures and people of the 4th dimension. They morph in and out of sight. But they can't hide in pictures.

I am always taking pictures of this mountain it oddly has things change on it, I understand the sunlight changes things dramatically but rocks and dirt always moving, caves appearing then vanishing. Every picture has faces of people clear as day, people standing in different places, alligators in some, giant ants, elephants, demons, giants and much more.

And I just saw a truck that said UFO investigators camped at the Old Ghost Town down the street. It was to late to drop in but first thing in the morning I am going to see whats up.

-End Report-

First, a thanks goes to Lisa for sharing her experiences with us.There are things going on that fall into several different categories. It is an interesting report and I thought I would share it.

Maybe, Lisa will have an update for us in the future.




Thanks
~Tom~


 
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Bigfoot Seen In Farm Field

Mock up photo.
You want to talk about an unforgettable evening, I think this is it. I know growing up we all had various friends we hung out with and we probably spent many evening trying to find something to do. This following report has a lot of different elements in it. It is a glimpse at youthful lives, and a reminder how our areas can change over time. That on rare occasions events happen to us that we can't explain and that we will never forget.

Here is the report.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving From The Crypto Crew


Well, it is that time of year again....where we have a feast and think about the things we are thankful for.....oh and watch football. 

There is not a lot of time left in this year, seems like it has went by really fast. We have many things to be thankful for...far too many to name them all, but one thing we are thankful for is our fans and supporters.

So, from all of us at The Crypto Crew ...we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

If you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, we still hope you have a great day. There will be no other post for today, as we enjoy time with our families. Thank you.   


Now, the age old question ...Turkey or Ham?



Thanks
~Tom~


 
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

2 Bigfoot Sightings

Mock up photo, not actual photo.
A few weeks back, when we had the Bigfoot seminar in Harlan, I got one unofficial report before the seminar and then at the event someone briefly told about a sighting. Today, I want to share these two reports, they are unofficial at this time due to the lack of some information, such as time of the sightings and location.

On one of the sightings, I personally know the witness but have not seen him in a long time. I hope to eventually catch up with him and get the full scoop.

Okay, lets start with the one I was told before the seminar. It also has the most details.

So, the person that saw this is a person I have known for 20-25 years, maybe more. He is a Pentecostal preacher and an avid hunter. I will not share his real name, not even his first name at this time. I will only call him Sam. Here is what I was told about his sighting.

One day, Sam, was out deer hunting. He was sitting on the side of a ridge, waiting for a deer to come by on the near by ridge across from him. As he is sitting there, he sees something coming up the ridge across from him. He can't really tell what it is at first, but as it gets further up the hill, he noticed it was a large man shaped figure. He kept his eyes on it as it made its way up the steep ridge. This is when he realized it was a bigfoot. A large, covered in hair, human shaped creature walking up the side of the mountain. He just sit there watching it. The figure made it up to where it was level, where there was an old coal mine. Sam continued to watch the bigfoot as it walked over to the mine opening, duck down a little and enter into the old coal mine.

I hope at some point I can verify this sighting with the person. I do know him but it has been a while since I had a chance to actually talk with him. I'm sure at some point our paths will cross again....and when it does, I'll ask about his sighting, if possible. Many of us have long speculated that bigfoot stays and travels in the old coal mines and this could help confirm it.

Now, this second one was told at the bigfoot seminar and once again it is an unofficial report and I will not give the person's name. It is a very brief story but here it goes.

It seems this man owned some horses and on a few occasions he witnessed a large bigfoot walking next to the fence line. The bigfoot would walk real close to the fence and the horses. I assume the horses were not afraid of the bigfoot.

If I remember correctly, this happened many years ago and I think it was in Kentucky somewhere. I was hoping the person would officially submit this report but I guess they are not going to.

Well, that is all I have for right now. Anyone with a sighting, who would like to report it, please use the link at the top of the page.


Thanks
~Tom~


 
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Crypto Files - Andean Wolf



In the Andes mountains there has long been rumors and sightings of what is called the Andean or Hagenbeck's Wolf. It is said to be rather larger than the known Maned wolf. There is some physical  evidence to support the existence of this creature.

Here is episode 24 of The Crypto Files


What do you think? Is it simply a misidentification or is it an as of yet unconfirmed wolf?

Thanks
~Tom~


 
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Bigfoot Seen on Side of the Road (Updated)

Hwy 33 in WV - Photo from Google Maps
Here is another bigfoot sighting report. This one is more recent and comes from Pendleton, WV.
Pendleton county is the fifth lowest populous in West Virginia. The landscape is very much like what we find here in Southeast Kentucky. It is a truly beautiful area.

Spruce Knob, located in Pendleton County, is the highest point in the state and in the Alleghenies, its elevation being 4,863 feet. Parts of the Monongahela and George Washington National Forests are also located in Pendleton. It is and idea area for bigfoot.

Here is the report

-Start Report-

Name: Wesley ****

Email Address: On File

State: WV

County: Pendleton

Date of Sighting: 2013

Time of Day: 10 p.m.

Nearest Town: Franklin

Length of Sighting: 15 sec

How many Witnesses:
2

Any Photos/Videos: no

Describe sighting in detail:

We were traveling on route 33 and observed a large object beside the road. I knew immediately it was Bigfoot. My wife asked what was beside the road. I replied "a bear" not wanting to get into the Bigfoot discussion with her again. (she was a nonbeliever at the time).
Her reply was "that was not a bear, that was Bigfoot!" I am working on getting permission to research this area from the landowner.

Follow up questions:
TM: Where did it go and describe the height and color?
W: We're not sure where it went. When we passed it was standing beside the road. We turned around and went back and it had left. It looked to be all black and judging by the tree it was near I would say it was 7 to 7.5 foot tall.

-End Report-

Thanks for the report, Wesley. We wish you good luck in obtaining permission to research the area. If you get in there and need some help, have questions or want to share what you find, then just email or message us.

Maybe we will have an update on this sighting and area in the future.

Thanks
~Tom~


 
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Crypto Files - Amomongo


The Amomongo is a creature from Philippine cryptozoology and is said to be a man-sized, aggressive type of primate. There are reports that the Amomongo attacks animals and people in and around the village of  Sag-ang in La Castellana, Philippines.

Learn more about this creature by watching Episode 23 of The Crypto Files.




Thanks
~Tom~



 
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Bigfoot Seen Near Water Trough

Mock up photo.
We got a few Bigfoot sighting reports recently submitted to us over the last few days. So, I wanted to share them and of course add them to our sightings map. I hope to share the other reports over the next few days. This report I'm sharing today took place in Oregon, which as you know, is a great place for Bigfoot.  Here is the report.

- Start Report -

Name: Mike *****

Email Address: On file

State:
Oregon

County: Wasco

Date of Sighting:
August 2009

Time of Day:
Noon

Nearest Town: The Dalles, Oregon

Length of Sighting: 30 to 60 seconds

How many Witnesses: 1

Any Photos/Videos: No

Describe sighting in detail: 

On a hot sunny afternoon I drove up to the barn area to park under the trees while I changed the irrigation pipe in the alfalfa field. The temperature had been in the 100's for a few days and no rain in a long time. The horse barn was the only water close to the woods/tree line. As I got out of my pick up, I was standing next to the door. I saw a large black Bigfoot walking away from the water trough.

He was at least 7' tall and had grey hair. He never looked back at me and kept walking into the trees.

The distance was under 60 feet. I had a camera/phone in the truck but never thought to take my eyes off the animal. Something told me not to go looking or chase it. I didn't even walk up to look at the tracks.
It wasn't a bear, cow, horse or person. I know what I saw that day.

-End Report-


Thanks for the report Mike!
You know, when you tell someone you saw a Bigfoot, they sometimes tell you, "you saw a bear", but if a person gets a pretty good look at one, you know right away it is not a bear.  Once you see one for yourself, no one and nothing can change your mind.


Thanks
~Tom~



 
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Friday, November 18, 2016

My Crypto World - Bigfoot & Wildfires!


In this episode I talk about the recent bigfoot seminar and I talk about some of the devastating wildfires that are going on in my area. I also talk about possible upcoming episodes and other future projects.

I have attempted to keep this episode rather short. I hope you enjoy the episode.

Episode 24



Keep an eye on our website, we have several new bigfoot reports and other things coming in the near future.

Thanks
~Tom~



 
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Crypto Files - Altamaha-ha


The Altamaha-ha is a river/sea monster type of creature that is said to inhabit the Altamaha river. The Altamaha River stretches 137 miles through Georgia until it finally spills into the Atlantic Ocean near Brunswick, Georgia. It is the third largest amount of fresh water dumped into the Atlantic ocean from the United States.

Sights of the Altamaha-ha date date back into the early 1700's and sightings, though rare, have continued until our present times.

The Altamaha-ha is also known by the shorter name "Altie".

Here is episode 22 of The Crypto Files.



Have you seen Altamaha-ha? If so, submit a report to us.


Thanks
~Tom~



 
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Crypto Files - Almas


In episode 21 of The Crypto Files, we take a look at Almas. The Almas or Alma, Mongolian for "wild man" is much like the Yeti or our American Bigfoot. There is a long history of sightings and tales about Almas. Everything from written sightings to tales of the capture of a Almas. Even though, the creature is not currently recognized or cataloged by science, there is a lot of interest in the subject.


Speculation that Almases may be real and not just a legendary creatures is based on eyewitness accounts, footprint finds, and long-standing native traditions.

Here is the episode, hope you enjoy it.


Hope to have another episode cranked out soon but this is a very busy time of year with the Holidays coming up.


Thanks
~Tom~



 
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Report - Bigfoot Steals Pears

Mock up photo.
I recently got in the following report. It is my understanding that this has never been reported until now and that the encounters and sightings have been going on for many years. Some of what the witness describes has happened to a lot of people over the years. There are many reports of bigfoot following people from a safe distance in the woods.

Here is the report.

- Start Report - 
 
Name: Harper *******

Email Address:
On File

State:
Georgia

County:
Harris county

Date of Sighting: years (Reoccurring)

Time of Day: all different times but mainly mornings an late evenings

Nearest Town: Shiloh,GA just north of Columbus, Ga

Length of Sighting: quick

How many Witnesses: just me

Any Photos/Videos: No, I'm 65 yrs old and lived here all my life seen many times since a child

Describe sighting in detail:
This is hard cause I'm old and this started as a child, I was raised in the country and have lived in and played in these woods all my life. My dad was Native American and a cop and I didn't have many friends as a child, as I said I pretty much lived in these woods, I knew all the animals and could track most as I wanted, just a gift from being alone in the woods every day. I had one friend that lived in the small town here and we had a trail thru the woods from my house to his. It was pretty thick woods that had never been logged at that time. As I would be walking thru I'd here footsteps trailing me off just far enough in the woods that I could hear but not see them. It didn't take long utill instead of walking I would run thru the woods back and forth cause I noticed if I stopped it stopped thats what scared me a bit and made me start running instead of walking. This trail was a little over a half a mile.

It got so bad that we started walking out on the paved road instead of woods because of it. Got more and more closer and as kids it scared us, but then we could hear it off in the woods trailing us even then. You stop it stopped. Told my dad, finally, and he told me to stay out of the woods until he could try to find out what it was, he thought it was a panther. That scared me even more. Well all thru years after military service to make story shorter, I came back here after a bad work injury to try get life back.

My parents had left me house and I went without income for five yrs,  it was about the only option I had.  Started hearing brush cracking in woods, I was in my 50s at this time,  went out one day to harvest garlic heard what sounded like a tree cracking, a large one and just a heavy thump on the ground that shook the ground an footsteps running away thru the woods. It spooked me pretty good. Next time, I had got a dog for company, I use to let him out at night to do his business before bedtime and he would just do normal like a dog run around find his spot an do his thing. One nigh I heard him growling real serious like and barking, he was the kind if something was in yard he would charge it an run it off, this time he had his tail between his legs and barking, but the growls wern't his, they came from the wood, finally something charged him. Now if he goes out after dark I have to be with him, something spooked him good.

I also have an old pear tree in back yard, two years in a row every pear on the tree has disappeared over nite, not a trace in tree or ground just gone.

Only sighting is in the field across the road. I saw a jet black figure, now when I say black I mean the blackest shiniest black you have ever seen. I seen, the head and shoulders running across field toward wood line, only a glimpse but know only one thing with that cone shaped head. But I only saw the head and one shoulder as it was running down the hill and that was all was visible.
Thats all I care to write about don't know if you are interested or not  but as a child we did have military come to house said they were here to recover some part that fell off a helicopter, that was bullsh*t, and we were made to stay in house while they did what they did in the woods, kinda strange they needed armed soldiers standing guard while they did what they were doing.

- End Report -

Thanks goes to Harper for submitting his various encounters and his sighting. I hope at some point we can have a follow up to this report.



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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