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Back in 2013 there was a noticeable increase in Bigfoot sightings here in my little corner of Southeast Kentucky. It was one of the best years I have ever had in reports and in finding evidence. Now, I really don't know what caused this increase in sightings, but I'm guessing there were many factors that attributed to it.

In fact, I'm still stumbling across reports from back in  2013 that were not submitted to me. Today I want to share one such report that is very close to my location.



I got the following report in a couple days ago. Riding ATVs and gathering up way back in the mountains is a common activity here in the mountains of Kentucky. I have friends that do this almost every weekend. Even if they don't gather up and party, they ride for hours and sit around talking. So, this kind of activity, riding ATVs and gathering up, increases the chances that someone might see or hear a possible bigfoot.

This report comes from Pike county, Ky. Pike county is Kentucky's easternmost county, it is also the state's largest county in terms of land area. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 789 square miles, of which 787 square miles is land and 1.8 square miles (0.2%) is water.

Here is the report.

Is this a Bigfoot crawling on the ground? Still frame from video.
This comes from our friends over at  Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization. It was recorded during a BFRO expedition back in October of 2010.  The video could possibly show a Bigfoot doing a belly crawl.

Here is part of what is posted in the description of the video.

"This video was recorded during a BFRO expedition on October 2, 2010. The location will not be disclosed due to a NDA. Over the four day expedition large tracks were casted, possible audio clips recorded, a researcher was zapped (hit with infrasound) and perhaps most significantly, this video was recorded. The location is in a very remote region, on top of a mountain which has had a long history of Bigfoot activity........After we parked we began our hike down the trail with only our red headlamps, audio equipment, s’mores (bait/food) and a FLIR. We were talking and laughing, hoping to entice a curious Bigfoot. My wife even stated with a chuckle, “We come in peace. We have s’mores!” Suddenly we jumped something huge to our right! It sounded massive. I've jumped many deer and this sounded MUCH larger. It really startled all of us! It only ran for a second or two and then oddly, it got absolutely quiet. The only sounds to be heard were our hearts beating out of our chests. The FLIR was turned on and a few video clips were recorded......"

Here is the video.


It is a very interesting capture and if you add in some of the other things that happened during the expedition, it seems to point to the fact that it may have been a Bigfoot.

I would like to invite reads to click on the video title and read the complete description of the events that took place. Also on their youtube channel there is a recreation of this video and a longer version. You can go there and check it out by clicking Here.



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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Matt Moneymaker and TCC Team Member Jason Morse
Back in April, I reported on how The Crypto Crew was providing information to the Finding Bigfoot crew for their upcoming show in New Hampshire. We now have an air date for that show. If you would like to review the post from back in April and view the pictures, then please click here.

Jason Morse and one of our witnesses was able to attend the town hall meeting and was invited back the next day. At this point we do not know how much the show will feature our team or our reports, we may not be in it at all. We have no control over the editing of the show or it's contents. We may be featured or we may not. But I feel we provided a lot of good information via email and via Jason and the witness. Now we just have to wait and see if any or how much of the information made it on the final cut of the show. In any case, we were glad to have the opportunity and everyone treated us very well.

The air date for the Finding Bigfoot New Hampshire show is set for January 17th.

Here is a little more information about the Finding Bigfoot crew being in New Hampshire. The town hall meeting lasted a reportedly 4 hours. The Finding Bigfoot crew heard several compelling reports. The Finding Bigfoot crew was in New Hampshire from April 7th - 15th.

The new season of Finding Bigfoot starts January 3rd, and the New Hampshire show on the 17th. I hope you will watch it and see if you can find us in the show.

This will be the 9th season of Finding Bigfoot! The season will feature shows in Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon and Georgia, just to name a few.



Thanks
~Tom~

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Still frame from the video
Recently, a couple was out fishing and found these very large human looking foot prints. In the above picture the shoe is dwarfed by the large print. According the what I've read these were found in Hoh Rainforest. The Hoh Rainforest is located on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington state, USA.

More information can be found on facebook in the Kitsap County Bigfoot Headquarters Group. Reportedly there was 15 total tracks that eventually cut into the woods and onto a mossy area. According to information posted in the Kitsap County Bigfoot HQ, the day the tracks were found it was 38 or 39 degrees and raining. That seems a bit cold for someone to be out running around barefooted. 

Here is the video of the tracks.


I'm pretty sure these were found on December 7th of 2015.

The state of Washington has had a long history of Bigfoot sightings. The BFRO.net sightings database has 615 Bigfoot reports logged in the state of Washington.

This is a very nice track find.



Thanks
~Tom~


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Not actual photo, used for reference (Photo Credit: BFRO.net)
While posting the Bigfoot howls from Kentucky, I also did some research into the area for sighting reports.  The following report is the work of BFRO.net . The report is old but in the same general area as the unknown howls.

- Start Report -

YEAR: 1984
SEASON: Winter
MONTH: January
STATE: Kentucky
COUNTY: Breathitt County
LOCATION DETAILS: Turn off highway 15 toward Lost Creek about 8 miles.
NEAREST TOWN: Jackson
NEAREST ROAD: not sure of the number it ran through lost creek
OBSERVED: As a small child i grew up in south eastern kentucky. Each winter the creek that ran next to our home would freeze over and we would skate on a area we had built a crude dam on. One morning after the creek had frozen back hard after partly thawing my sister and i went to play on the ice. When we arived we noticed that what apeared to be a small bare footed child had walked across the ice before it had fully frozen. The track had a definite form a heel, front pad and five toes .It had crossed a distance of about twenty feet in six steps went up a steep bank slipped down and went on up the bank. No other prints were ever seen and i have never heard of any other encounters in that area. The print was about eight inchs long and three or four inches wide.

ALSO NOTICED: in this area of kentucky there is a large amount of heavily wooded areas thousands of acres with little to no human contact with lots of reclaimed areas with fruit trees turnips and other folage and numerus abandoned mines some well over 100 years old the area of big branch is probably 1000 acres with only a few weekend atv riders ever on them which is heavily wooded and uninhabitited

OTHER WITNESSES: my sister just going to play on the ice

OTHER STORIES: My mother once told us a story of where she lived about 15 miles from there in the big branch area when she was a child and was staying with her grandmother when at night her grandmother would place a bucket with scraps from dinner on the back porch and she thought this was strange that she didnt feed them to the hogs they kept when she asked her grandmother why she did that she told her that was for her hairy man thinking it was only a story to keep the kids in the house at night they decided to stay up to see and she said they witnessed a man covered in brown hair come down from the hill and take the bucket sit down next to the well box only a few yards from the house and it ate the food placed the bucket back on the porch and disapeared back int othe woods
TIME AND CONDITIONS: early morning and very cold below freezing with a light snow
ENVIRONMENT: heavily wooded long hollow at that time only dirt road very few familys on that hollow high applacine moutains.


Follow-up investigation report:
After speaking with the witness, the following information can be added to the report.

The witness stated that they were perfectly preserved human-like footprints and added that the possibility of a human leaving them was extremely low because of sparse population and freezing weather. The prints had been made overnight when something walked through the slush ice that had formed the day before from a combination of thawing and precipitation. The toes were quite distinct and eliminated the possibility of shoe prints in the opinion of the witness. The estimated depth of the print in the ice was just over one inch.

I discussed the possibility of talking with his mother about the content of the report in the other stories section. The timing for speaking with her currently is not good because of a family issue, but I do hope to get that opportunity in a few months.


- End Report -

But wait....there's more! I recently talked with Charlie Raymond from Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization and he was telling me about a report he was following up on a few days ago. Charlie's report was also in Breathitt County and it contain possible Bigfoot activity dating back several years. Plus, it also had very recent activity. The KBRO has a great database of Kentucky Bigfoot sightings.

So, it appears that Breathitt county has not only a history of Bigfoot activity, but it is still happening.

A big thanks to the BRFO for having a great database of sighting reports.


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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Once again, this report was taken by the BFRO but is of importance to me because it is in my area. Full credit to the BFRO and BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney. This is yet another sighting in Harlan county, Kentucky.

Here is the report.

- Start Report -

1981- 119 north to southeast Community college turn right onto 179 - near Louellen- seen by 2 people

OBSERVED: In 1981 me and my brother-in-law were going to work. I saw something ahead of us kneeled down alongside the road. As we approach it it stood up and walked backwards into center of road squated and looked at us then leaped over the embankment. It was about 7 feet tall, big legs, small upper body with thin longer hair on chest and arms, short neck and short thick hair on legs, dark brown in color. We got within 20 to 30 feet of it. Our headlights on bright. The road stays in bad condition. Travel is very slow.A bag of garbage torn apart was found where animal was seen kneeling.About 2 weeks later another person seen same thing running across the road .

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

"I spoke with the witness by phone.

He stated that he and his brother-in-law, both miners, were on their way to work at about 3 a.m driving the narrow roads of the Appalachians. The weather was cool and clear. As they came around a curve the animal was squatting along the road going through some garbage that someone had dumped. He quickly stopped the jeep. They were able to observe the animal for about thirty seconds in the high beam of the headlights. The animal took two or three steps backwards into the center of the road, turned and looked at them. Then it squatted down and leaped twenty to thirty feet off the road and was gone down into the ravine.

He described the animal as being about eight feet tall, upper torso being slender and weighing about 300 pounds. Because the hair was so tight he could see the definition of the muscles as it squatted. The calf muscles were especially huge. The black hair was very short on the lower body with somewhat longer and thinner hair on the chest and shoulders. The head was round with a short neck. He was unable to see any facial features.

I also spoke with his brother-in-law. He stated that the next year he had seen what he thought was probably the same animal briefly about a mile further up the road."

- End Report -


This sighting was back in 1981, but the area has continued to have sighting even until this day. This is an area where I have been a many times. In sharing these reports, it is my hope that others will come forward and contact me about their sighting or encounter.


Thanks
~Tom~


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Talladega National Forrest
I've had this report for a few years now, but have never posted it here on the website. I had posted it up on our facebook page but not here. This report is also called "The Dewey Lambert report". I met Dewey on facebook and he told me about a possible Bigfoot encounter he and his wife had in Alabama while fishing. Dewey had filed the report with the BFRO, so he just send me over the report. So what follows is the initial report that Dewey file with the BFRO, So full credit to them.

- Start BFRO Report -

Husband and wife hear scream while fishing 


Dewey Lambert Report:
YEAR: 1994
SEASON: Fall
MONTH: September
STATE: Alabama
COUNTY: Cleburne County
LOCATION DETAILS: From I 20 you get off at the Heflin exit and go through Heflin and get on hwy 78. You will see signs directing you to Pine Glen, a camping area, and Coleman Lake soon after this point. The roads are dirt roads, but follow the signs to Pine Glen and about 3 miles up the road on the left you will see a sign for Sweetwater Lake. This road will go down about 1/2 mile to the lake.
NEAREST TOWN: Heflin
NEAREST ROAD: I 20
OBSERVED: About 7 years ago my wife and I were at a lake in the middle of the Talladega National Forest in Alabama. The lake was sweet water lake. We were fishing in a small boat at the end of a slew early in the morning, we were the only ones at the lake, I think it was on a Wednesday and we were all alone. We heard something scream, it started out as a howl and turned into a long high pitched scream and it was so loud it echoed through the mountains. It made the hair stand up on the back of our necks. But that is not all. About a year before that My stepfather and I were hiking around the same lake, we liked to fish at a spillway way on the backside of the lake, and about 1/2 mile into the hike we crossed a fire brake about 20 feet wide, now keep in mind that we are a pretty good way back in the woods, we have crossed rocks thorns and briers and all kinds of rough ground. And right there across the dried mud in the fire brake is a set of foot prints dried into the mud. They were not huge they were about the size of a full grown man but they did look human, I just couldn't understand why a man would be this far back in the woods without shoes on. And over the years there is one thing I have thought about a Bigfoot would have to grow up, so maybe it was a young Bigfoot.

OTHER WITNESSES: Myself and my wife

OTHER STORIES: I once worked with a man in Alabama that after we became friends, told me he and his whole family were picking huckleberries at Sweetwater Lake, the huckleberries grow wild all over the area.He and his wife and two children were picking away when they all heard something in the trees. They all turned around to see a harry man standing there. He said it was a little taller than a man and as soon as it saw them it ran off into the woods. It scared them so bad that they left.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: the scream was in the early morning and I saw the foot prints at about 10:00 or 11:00 in the day

ENVIRONMENT: It is a lake in the middle of the Talladega National Forest. With pine and hard wood forest around, with miles and miles of forest between the lake and the nearest town. The name of the lake is Sweetwater Lake near Coleman Lake.

ANOTHER STORY: My stepfather and a friend were doing some primitive camping and hiking near Sweetwater Lake and in the middle of the night my stepfather thought he saw his friend stoke the fire and put wood on the fire. He thanked his friend the next morning for doing that in the middle of the night to keep the fire going and his friend said that he slept like a rock all night and never got up. My step father can’t see that well without his glasses on but he said he could see good enough to tell that someone did stoke the fire that night. He could see someone or something standing moving and stoking or playing in the fire .This was around 2001.


Follow-up investigation report: BFRO Investigator: Tommy McElyea

- End BFRO Report -
Here is some additional information about the area.


Facts & Info
Talladege National Forrest - TNF is 392,567 acres - that's 613.39 square miles!
This is a very large area and could easily contain Bigfoot as there are lots of area, food and water.
 
Fact - The Alabama Bigfoot Research Team recently had an outing in TNF. It lasted from Oct. 15-20 of 2010.
More info can be found at Alabamabigfoot.com (Website is now gone)
Sweetwater Lake - This is a 58 Acre Lake located along the Pinhoti Trail between Coleman Lake and Pine Glen Recreation Area.

Sweetwater Lake Photo


Fact - There has been several reports of Bigfoot and/or tracks and/or screams from TNF. Some of the hiking Site/Tours for trails in TNF past this along the information about Bigfoot sightings.


So in the end it seems very possible that what Dewey and his wife could have heard the screams of a Bigfoot. The tracks that Dewey found about 1 yer before may have also been made by a Bigfoot. Anyone taking a vacation in Talladege National Forrest might just have one of those unforgettable vacations.

Thanks Once again to Dewey for sharing this with me.

(Source: BFRO )  


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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A few days ago, I was talking to a friend on the phone. We were talking about Bigfoot. He told me an interesting story about some railroad workers seeing a Bigfoot one night at or around a switch point. It occurred at around 1 am and the workers were told to "watch for a guy running around in a monkey suit" around the switch point. It got me to thinking. What is the likelihood that some guy in a monkey suit was running around at 1am on a isolated area of railroad track? The possibility has to be very slim.

As I thought more about our railway systems, I realized that while railroads do run through towns and cities, there are countless miles where the railroads run though nothing but mountains and wilderness.

It would be safe to assume that the possibility of Bigfoot being seen along these types of areas by railroad workers and travelers is very likely. So, I set out to find reports along railroads.

I know that I myself have taken in a couple reports of Bigfoot being seen near train tracks.
One sighting was by my neighbor, who was out for a walk on our local train tracks. He saw a Bigfoot in the creek next to the railroad tracks. It was splashing in the creek. The encounter was a very up close sighting. You can read about his two sightings and view his interview by clicking here.

Then there was a report I took of some guys going to an area to shoot guns. According to the report, one witness stated  "we walked about 1 mile north along the railroad tracks until we got to the trestle." The group saw a large grey colored Bigfoot. That report can be found HERE.

There are also many tales of train wrecks the led to escaped ape men. Some old tales talk about ape men and wild men being captured by locals. Most of these old tales are over 50 years old, with some going back into the late 1700's and 1800's. The main theme being it occurred on or near railroad tracks. The story of Jacko is one suck case.

One of the most famous and debated reports of Bigfoot near railroads is the Silverton railroad picture.


The picture was reportedly taken by a 7 year old in 2008. It shows what appears to be a figure running along the river. It also appears to be carrying something that kind of resembles a skateboard.  It should also be noted that the town does (or did do) a "Hunt for Bigfoot" event. So, could the picture have just been a way to stir up some publicity? Maybe. I have always doubted this photo.  



While the Silverton railroad photo maybe be questionable, it should not take way from the fact that there are many reports of Bigfoot being seen near railroad tracks.

Another interesting report comes courtesy of the BFRO website. It tells of 2 friends who were riding dirt bikes along the railroad tracks. They had stopped near a trestle, where they saw a large, 8 foot tall Bigfoot rubbing it's back against a tree. They got back on their bikes and got out of the area.

There are even reports/stories of Bigfoot actually hopping on trains. Now, I don't know about that but I do know there are many reports of Bigfoot being seen about railroad tracks.

In our area, there is many miles of track lines, many of which have not been used much the last few years due to the decline of the coal industry. These trains run or ran from area to area all the while crossing isolated mountainous regions. It would seem like the idea places for Bigfoot to be in. Places with little or no traffic or intruders, other than a train every once in a while.
But on rare occasions paths cross and the hiker, walker, or dirt biker rider cross the landscape via the railroad tracks. Then it happens. They see something that they thought was only a myth. They see a Bigfoot.

If you have seen a Bigfoot near railroad tracks or anywhere else, feel free to drop us an email report via the this link.

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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Turkey Hunter Finds Huge “Nest”
By Dorraine Fisher

Sometimes I think Bigfoot TV shows and all the hype and hoopla about Bigfoot has done them a huge disservice and hurt the research. But sometimes I wonder if I need to rethink that. 
 
The following is a recent BFRO report that took place near my home here in Florida. It was found by local turkey hunter who might have ignored it had he not been influenced by his son to take a picture of the find and contact the BFRO about it…something that just a few years ago might have seemed ridiculous to many. This is one that just might have slipped under the radar had it not been for Bigfoot TV and hoopla that’s taught a lot more people to take pictures of what they find and to not to be afraid to tell others about it. 
 
I don’t know how many times in my early hiking days that I found strange things in the woods and simply dismissed them as odd or credited them to other animals in the area. I get a little sick when I think about everything I passed up. But these guys did the right thing, and this major finding didn’t get lost. See what you think. Was this a bigfoot nest?

****DF


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Up Close And Personal With Sasquatch
Eric Kern Sighting: A Frightening Encounter At The Wabash River In Illinois
By Dorraine Fisher

    Some Bigfoot stories are downright frightening. And occasionally, the reporter gets close enough to the creature to give a few interesting details about what they see. This story is just such a sighting. It takes place in south eastern Illinois in the Wabash River valley near Mt. Carmel which is close to the Illinois-Indiana border.  The reporter, Eric Kern, recalls details of a possibly older individual with a few deformities not often reported in other stories.  And he claims this was not his only time seeing the creature.

    But here it is in his own words:

“Well my first time seeing one was in 2010 in late October,  full moon,  and the corn was high at the time. I was a skeptic about them, but it changed really quick.  So at the time I had a shared fishing line which is a trailing line for cat fish out here on the Wabash river. We would sell them to the local restaurants and give to the church as well, so me and my friend went out on his boat to go set lines. “
 

“Now, the way we had to do it, because the river is fast moving, we would set out a 75 pound wedge anchor on the rocks on the other side of the river and lay a ten pound weight every ten feet to sink it down where the fish are. At the end we would hook it up to a winch to tighten the line and to set the anchor in the rocks deep then tie it to three or four cinder blocks on our side as we did this the whole time I felt like we were being watched but I couldn't see any one and the only three people that knew about this place were me, my friend and the land owner, So we set and got ready to go home as we did I saw a foot print in the sand bar. A really big one,  maybe 15 to 17 inches in length.  I asked my friend about it and he said it was probably just someone sun bathing and the water distorted it to make it seem really big. So we left around 3 am and I get a call from one of the restaurants we delivered to and asked if we pulled in our lines yet I said no and he ask if we could.  I told him it hasn't been at least seven hours yet but he double the amount of money so I said ok.  So I called up my friend to see if I could use the boat.  He just put it In the shop for a hole we got that morning.  So I said fine I will use my wench on my Toyota 4x4 so I got dressed and started out there it was warm and wonderful night. “
 

“The moon was full and you could see everything, so I had my windows down as I got out there.  I noticed that the landowner’s cows were all up at the top of the hill near the barn, mooing like nuts, but I didn't think that much of it. Might be a coyote or something.  But as I got closer to our area I could smell a stench like no other.  There are no words or smells like it to my knowledge.  As I got to the river, I had to turn at the fork, and there he was, all hunched over.  At first I thought it might be a bear.  But a bear in Mount Carmel?  Hell no!”
 

“As my high beams hit his back, he stood straight up and turned.  That's when I saw him,  dark brown fur with gray in it, as I was only seven feet away.  He hunched down into the light and covered his eyes.  I noticed that he was missing two fingers, the pinky and half of the ring finger on the left hand.  At the time I was scared shitless. He then stood up and took one step closer to my car.  As he did I could tell he was over 10 foot tall because he looked down at me.  That and my 4Runner was about six feet off the ground.”
 

“ As he stood there looking at me I could see the scarring on his face, like from fights with cougars or bears.  But as I looked into his eyes, he snarled at me showing off his huge teeth, all shaped like a humans but much larger at this point.  I thought he would see that my window was down and reach in there and kill me.  But after he looked at me for a bit, he stood up grumbled a low gut-turning grumble. He stepped in to the corn and walked off. At this point,  I noticed that I have pissed my pants.  It must have lasted about five minutes but it felt like 5 hours. “
 

“As I tried to get myself together, I slowly turned my car around and left.  When I got home, I called my friend and asked what do you want for my share of the fishing line?  He asked me why.  I just said how much do you have in your wallet?  I sold an 800 dollar-a-day work area for fifty bucks.  So the next week,  my friend called me and asked if I was back in and I asked him why.  And he said hell no.  He said that someone pulled up the line from the sand bar and drug the anchor out of the rocks and pulled it up on shore and ate every one of the catfish but not the heads the we're left in the corn field in a pile.  So after that, he quit the fishing job and never spoke of it again.”

Eric later reported the sighting to the BFRO (Bigfoot Field Research Organization) but there was no investigation conducted of the area. He would like to connect with others in the area who’ve had sightings and team up for some investigative work there.

Look for a follow up report on Eric's other sightings in the future.

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DF


This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne!




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This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne! 



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Does any of this sound familiar?

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


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

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Home of Bigfoot?
Goethe State Forest


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


According to Denise DeChenes there are bigfoot in the Goethe State Forest in Florida.
DeChenes walks with her dog in the Goethe State Forest and says "“I hear them walking with me and I know they're there”.

She also stated she never believed in bigfoot until she started taking her walks in the woods a few years ago.

She even managed to get  this photographic of what she thinks is a bigfoot.

Bigfoot in Florida
Bigfoot?

While the photo may not convince anyone of bigfoot, Denise is totally convinced that bigfoot roams the Geothe State Forest. She may not be alone in her thinking as there are a few other reports posted on the BFRO's website. One of which was actually in Geothe State Forest.

According to the 2005 report two men were hiking when the saw 2 bigfoot, one large and one smaller, they were able to watch the creatures for around 15 minutes or more. They were also able to find 2 large foot tracks. The men also told of a very bad smell associated with the present of the bigfoot.

Plus there are several other reports from the area.

The Geothe State Forest is next to a 24,000 plus-acre Gulf Hammock Wildlife Management Area, which would make a very suitable home for bigfoot.

What do you think? Does Bigfoot call Florida home?

Thanks
~Tom~



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UPDATE: -
This is possibly the rifle the Rick Dyer used to shoot the tent video bigfoot in the back of the head.
Reportedly Dyer came out of the tent sporting nothing but underwear and a rifle when he took the shot.   

is this the rifle Dyer used to kill the bigfoot?
It seems the the BBC film group, Minnow Films, is supporting the claims of the bigfoot being killed by Dyer. Reportedly the DNA testing will finish up on or before the 28th of May according to Dyer.

Rick just issued a new statement - "First of all I would like to think my supporters,followers and friends. This could not have been achieved without your support. We had no choice but to release this information. I don't regret what I have done. I will do everything in my power to make sure the Bigfoot Community does not profit from or benefit in any way from this discovery.
I have endured insults and defamation for over five years for something I've done when I did not believe in Bigfoot....To my followers and to the public this is for you."

Many are pointing back to Dyers 2008 dead bigfoot hoax and saying he is just doing it all over again but what if he really has a body? He has admitted that he did not believe in Bigfoot back in 08. Now after pulling the biggest bigfoot hoax of all time wouldn't it be something if Dyer really has a body? Of course I'm skeptical but time will tell if it's all true or not and the story could be too important to ignore over a hoax pulled 4 years ago.
Then there are many other questions about the killing of a creature like bigfoot, will there be any legal problems? Who all has seen the footage? would all involved be consider accomplishes to the killing? Will the Government step in? 



On top of all of this ,Rick's wife is having  their baby today and we wish them all the best with the new addition.   
 

Rick Dyer,Bigfoot Tracker.LLC
For months back in the summer Rick Dyer said he was going to kill a bigfoot. Many people were pretty upset over this and others just thought Rick was just blowing smoke.
Then the "Tent Video" came out that later turn out to be filmed by Dyer but not only him but a BBC film crew. As the story goes the Bigfoot seen in the tent video was shot by Dyer, the bigfoot reportedly was shot in the head, ending it's life quickly.

Late Thursday night Dyer confirmed that in fact a bigfoot body was in cold storage via his blog site. Not only that but that DNA samples have been tested and will continue to be tested by top a University with test resuming on January 15. At some point there is a plan to show the body to the public.

Rick and I had a private conversation a few weeks back and he basically told me about the bigfoot body but I have not told anyone until now and am only doing so because Rick has now made a public statement. While he did not tell me anything in great detail I was left with the impression he had a dead bigfoot and I was pretty convinced of it.

It is safe to assume that the upcoming film "Of Monsters and Men" will not only feature Dyer and the tent video but also the dead bigfoot body. I'm sure some people will call it all a hoax, while others will be outraged at the thought of anyone killing a bigfoot. Time will tell what really happened and how it all went down and if it is a hoax or not.  

The film "Of Monsters and Men" is currently in production by BBC film group Minnow Films.They have been working with Dyer for several months,maybe even years.

Tent Video


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Tom

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Angels, Aliens, And Bigfoot
What Is The “Unknown Primate” In The DNA Study?
By TCC Member Dorraine Fisher
DNA Questions
             It now seems pretty clear there are some major discrepancies in Dr. Ketchums DNA information.  It suggests that some union took place no more than 15,000 years ago between humans and some “unknown primate” to produce the creature we know as sasquatch or bigfoot.  But we’ve clarified that production of fertile offspring between two different species isn’t possible. So what is this “unknown primate.” Given the information we have, the unknown primate would have had to have been some type of human.
             Some argue that this can’t be true because we humans have Neanderthal in our DNA makeup. And if that’s the case, then, at some point, interbreeding must have taken place between humans and neanderthals (supposed non-human). But due to similarities in DNA structure, the debate rages on with paleoanthropologists about whether Neanderthals should be reclassified as a type of homo sapiens (humans). The belief among many is that Neanderthals ARE human. Perhaps even enough to have interbred with our ancestors and produced successful, fertile offspring. 
            Dr. Ketchum claimed to have compared the DNA of her unknown hominid to the DNA of both Neanderthals and Denisovans and that the DNA of her hominid is different. But such a comparison would require nuclear DNA from both of them, which is, from what I’m being told, unavailable. Nuclear DNA is much harder to preserve. Extracting it from a fossil is not likely. And extracting enough of it for replication such as this would be nearly impossible.
            So can we be absolutely sure of what this “unknown primate” is not?  Can the “unknown primate” be determined at all?
            Earlier this year, a skull that had been found in northwest Mexico in Copper Canyon was determined to have a DNA structure that matched no other on earth. It was called the Star Child.  Humans share at least a small percentage of their DNA structure with every creature on earth, but the Star Child shares none. The Star Child’s DNA was determined to be “not of this world.” 
            But how does this weigh in to the debate? There’s a possibility it has nothing to do with anything. But Dr. Ketchum leaving this gigantic hole in the story leaves us all to speculate. With all this talk about aliens, and angels swirling around this subject, and no real confirmation of what the DNA does or doesn’t reveal outside of the human factor, what could be going on here?
            If you’re one of those people, like me, that might allow your imagination to wander a bit, and if you believe there are great mysteries out there that may never be proven or disproven by science, there could be many possibilities.
            Angel or alien “DNA,” as has been suggested, could be something like a DNA extracted from a creature like the Star Child, not of this world, or not entirely of this world. In order for this supposed hybridization to take place to create a sasquatch, all that has to have happened was a human interbreeding with another being that was close enough to human to get the job done and produce fertile offspring to carry on the line. 
            It could have been a Neanderthal, or Denisovan, since they are considered human enough to interbreed and since that can’t be disproven as far as we know.  Or it could be some other unknown primate, possibly extinct now, or some lost tribe of humans. OR it could be a being completely unknown to us, or “not of this world” much like the Star Child. Some other forces could have come into play here that can’t be readily understood without more study; things that are not yet known by science. In that context, the whole alien and angel possibility starts to become more viable. And until we have concrete facts on the table to explain exactly what a sasquatch is, nothing can really be discounted.
            Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum released a statement saying the release of this information was premature but precipitated by other leaked information. And he appealed to all of us to wait and see what the final results will reveal.  So maybe Dr. Ketchum felt she had no choice in the matter, and maybe this will be cleared up in due time. We can only hope.
            We’re also hoping the upcoming results from the Sykes DNA Project will be revealed soon and will clarify this and close the debate once and for all.  But, given what we’ve all been through in waiting for this study to come to fruition, we’re only cautiously optimistic. *******DF

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The Description of the creature Roe encountered sounds a little like "Patty" from the Roger Patterson film



A Bigfoot Encounter For The History Books

William Roe’s Astonishingly Detailed Story From 1955
By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher

            There are a number of historic tales of bigfoot sightings on the books. And many of them sound too wild to be true. And we’re left to wonder if they were merely cases of mistaken identity, since many of these old descriptions of the creature don’t match what we know today.  But if you read William Roe’s story from back in 1955 in British Columbia, you might have to deduce, based on the information we have, that he really saw the creature we know today as Bigfoot.
            Roe could have easily been a sasquatch researcher. His sworn affidavit of his encounter proves he had a strong eye for detail and a keen memory for it too. Roe provided one of the most detailed descriptions of a sasquatch ever recorded in those historic times. A description that rings true with the data that’s been collected about the creatures in recent years.
Read his story:

Cave Run Lake & Rowan Co. Kentucky

MOREHEAD, Ky. – A woman who paid $75 to join other paranormal researchers on a late-night hike through the Daniel Boone National Forest said she got a glimpse of Bigfoot, a supposed larger-than-life creature whose existence has long been debated.
Teresa, who uses only her first name as do many Bigfoot believers for fear of ridicule, said her group had been walking along trails late Saturday night near Cave Run Lake when she heard grunting and growling.

Her group stumbled upon the creature, she said, as he was trying to kill a deer. He was interrupted by bright lights shining in his face. The rugged, hilly forest is located in eastern Kentucky.
“When the flashlight hit his eyes he immediately turned his head and moved his body and turned the opposite direction we were in,” Teresa said.
The eight-foot-tall creature quickly ran away, deep into the forest, Teresa said, saying she chased him.

The photo drawn by a forensic sketch artist was used in a slide show for the Bigfoot hunt presentation leading up to the hunt in Morehead, Ky


“I wanted to talk to him,” she said. Teresa is an established spiritual medium and animal communicator from New Jersey, she said.
There were three search groups and, according to Teresa, hers was the only one that spotted the big, hairy, ape-like man.

Paranormal researcher Chad Morin paid $150 for a temporary special-use permit from the U.S. Forest Service to “attempt to locate the famed Bigfoot creature.”
“I think the permit pretty much speaks for itself,” Teresa said. “Why would you issue a permit if something doesn’t exist?”
A pre-search meeting was filled with persons who are interested in the subject. They were reluctant, however, to share their stories, especially with the press.

“I don’t talk a lot because I don’t want to be put on the sixth floor,” one man said, referring to the location of a mental health unit at a nearby hospital.
Researchers and investigators said they are planning another hunt next spring.
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TCC -  The area  around Cave Run Lake has had a history of bigfoot activity in the past.
One account according to the BFRO was when Pam Lovins had a face to face encounter while investigating sighting reports in the area. Pam Lovins is a  BFRO investigator from West Virginia who had traveled there to investigate the area. This face to face between Pam and bigfoot took place in 2008. Pam stated "The facial appearance of the one I saw with my headlight, in no way resembled what I had always imagined".
According to KentuckyBigfoot.com there were 2 sighting reports back in 2006. One witness described the creature as being "around 8 foot tall and very hairy".

There are many other reports in and around Rowan county, so this more recent report should not just be dismissed.
A video from the area was also featured on the TV show Finding Bigfoot. Here is that clip



[Sources: Details for this story were provided by Nicole Sturgill, a reporter for The Morehead (Ky.) News.
Bluefield Daily Telegraph ,BFRO,Kentucky Bigfoot]
* My apologizes to MK Davis, I did not know it was him who did work on this,Part of the video we used was some of his work,I spent hours looking at many videos from various youtube accounts, Never seen MK Davis on the account or Credit would have been given at the first. I did spend countless hours going frame by frame,zooming and trying to pull out details. I compared it to many different youtube Patterson videos. I did advance it by adding in the head turn and more. Once again my apologies to MK Davis.

Patty squatted down


So You Still Don’t Think The Patterson-Gimlin Film Is A Real Sasquatch?

The Crypto Crew Offers Some Reasons To Reconsider

By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher


            It’s a neverending debate. Is it fact or faked?

            But after the countless scientific studies that have been conducted on the famous Patterson-Gimlin bigfoot film shot in Bluff Creek, California back in 1967, it still hasn’t been disproven. But I’m always surprised to find how many people still believe it’s a hoax. Didn’t several people confess to wearing the suit that day? Yes, and that makes it easy for some to settle for the idea of it being a hoax when they don’t know all the facts about the film. The story runs quite a bit deeper than many imagine.

            There are numerous discrepancies. As the film has been studied over and over again, many details can be found that point to it being the real deal...if one bothers to look.

Patty's Toes are seen moving,original frames - photo from Themunnsreport.com


            Up and down movement of the creature’s toes is one. This kind of movement in a costume isn’t possible. The creature’s calf muscles flex as she walks; also not possible in a suit. Many have tried to duplicate this muscle movement in a suit and not accomplished it as yet. And the open and closing motion of the mouth is not possible if it’s someone wearing a mask. But the biggest problem with the idea of it being a suit is that human proportions and ape proportions are not the same. Apes have must longer arms and a much longer upper lip making it impossible for a human to fit properly into a suit such as the one in the film. Human arms would be too short and not able to function like a creature, and the mask would not fit a human properly...and a hoaxer certainly would not be able to move its mouth in a mask as it struggled with this inconvenience.

            Bob Hieronimous was one of the guys who confessed to wearing the suit that day. But the subject in the film was found to be at least 6.5 feet tall. Other studies have showcased the possibility she was closer to 7.5 feet tall. But either way, Bob H. wasn’t tall enough to wear a suit that big.

Patty's Butt Crack


            Another thing that’s rarely discussed is a portion of the film at the very beginning when the camera was shaking. Patty was squatted down on the ground, looking for food, defecating, or drinking or eating. But with a little enhancement to the film, her butt crack can be seen pretty clearly. This is a strong detail that wasn’t being created in costumes back in the 1960s. It would have taken a lot of time and meticulous work to create such a compelling detail.

            And lastly but certainly not least, on examining the ending of the film closer, a second creature, possibly a male, can be seen moving near the creek bed. It appears to be moving its arms and then moving its head to look back at Patty. Is this another guy in a suit?  Probably not. It would be hard enough to create one suit, let alone two. The main focus has always been on the subject, Patty, so there are many other details of the film that have been overlooked. *******
DF


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