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Showing posts with label Florida. Show all posts

Let me first start by saying that I personally have a hard time believing most of the reports of a "bigfoot" type creatures that come out of Florida. I think probably the best possible evidence caught over the past several years was the Stacy Brown FLIR video, and some disputed it. I thought it was a good video and worth studying. Some of the top names in Bigfoot research also think it to be of a real Bigfoot/Skunk ape.

The reason I have a hard time believing most Skunk Ape evidence that comes out of Florida is that I think there is a lot of misidentification of said evidence. What many may not know is that there is a fairly large population of monkeys in Florida. I think often times tracks are mistaken for Bigfoot tracks when really they at monkey tracks.  In 2015, News 4 reported that the monkey population was spreading in Florida. That the population in Silver Springs State Park alone was over 200 monkeys. But that is not all. A trapper working under state permits reported capturing 772 monkeys from the park between 1998 and 2012. But there are still many more monkeys in Florida.

With that said let's continue on with this newest report.
Credit: Kim Joiner
Whoa, this massive alligator was filmed by Kim Joiner at the Polk Nature Discovery Center in Lakeland Florida. The video has gone viral and has been shared thousands of times. I for one share it on my facebook page and got a lot of reactions.  The alligator is estimated to be between 12 and 15 foot long.

It is so large many draw a comparison to dinosaurs. Joiner took the video Sunday afternoon at the Circle B Bar Reserve. The large gator slowly strolls across the path as a few people look on.

This local monster gator actually has been given a nickname by some of the local residents.

Still Frame from video
Looks like there is a new video coming out of Florida that some think could be a bigfoot. Not much is known about the video but you see a dark figure walking left to right. The figure is moving rather slowly and appears to be in no hurry. The head of the figure is tilted forward and downward. The quality of the video is not great but it is not terrible either.

I will post the video and then offer my opinion and some enhanced still frames of the figure.
Here is the video.


Mysterious “UFO” With Trailing Blue Smoke Spotted
By Dorraine Fisher

This video has surfaced on the internet recently and we decided to take a look. Believed to have taken place at Miami Airport, workers there were said to have spotted and recorded a large mysterious “UFO” with a large cloud of blue smoke trailing behind it.

The video clearly shows the object moving across the sky. Although there is a lot of speculation and guesswork surrounding the event, most believe it to be something normal like a “Florida rocket launch.”



It’s unknown when this event took place, but according to one observer, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station just launched the Atlas V rocket on June 24 of this year that contained a Navy satellite. It was said that “ the plume is from a hydrogen powered rocket engine, water vapor condenses in the high altitude forming a cloud of ice crystals reflecting light from the sun which, from this viewpoint, is below the horizon.”

Nothing is confirmed yet, but it’s definitely interesting.
 Tell us what you think. 

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


This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, photographer, 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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We all know that Florida is home to a large diversity of animals, but is it home to lake monsters?
I recently got a report in, which is an older sighting, of what the witness describes as a lake monster. So, I got to looking at possible lake monsters in Florida and there is a few of them. You have the Lake Clinch monster, that some say is 30 foot long and has a humped back. Then there is Muck monster that has been seen in Lake Worth Lagoon. Plus there is St. Augustine monster and a few others as well. Florida has numerous lakes, lagoons, rivers and streams that some say are all interconnected thanks to underground tunnels. So there is a history of sightings in the state.

Here is the recent report that I received.

- Start Report -

Name: Mark

Email Address: On file

State: Florida

County:
Saint Johns

Date of Sighting:
1978 or 1979

Time of Day: 11 am

Nearest Town: ? North part of the bay

Length of Sighting:
15 seconds

How many Witnesses: Just me

Any Photos/Videos: No

Describe sighting in detail:


A friend and I took his father's boat out to drink beer and water ski. He was driving, I was in the back looking back. We were fairly close to some shoreline to the east moving at near top speed. I was looking at the shoreline and within I would say 50 feet I saw a serpent with two humps swimming north.

It was, I would guess, 20 to 25 feet long and 1+ foot diameter. The thing that was very identifiable was the color. It was dark brown with mustard yellow spots that were pretty big. I watched it as we went south and it went north, at first it was like wtf, then I closed my eyes and opened them again and of course it was still there.

It all happened so fast that I was afraid if I told my friend that by the time he heard me and turned around to look (he was being very careful concentrating on driving so close to the shore) it would be gone. So I just kept my mouth shut and hadn't told anyone until years later. I'm just relating this now because I was doing some research on other sightings to see if any matched up. I saw your sight and am reporting this to someone who may find the data interesting. Sorry I don't have a lot of facts like date/year, exact location or image but I tell you it's true.


- End Report -


Thanks goes to Mark for the report. In my limited research of lake monsters in Florida, it seem there was a lot of reported sightings in the late 70's. So, Mark's sighting seems to fall right in a peak time with other sightings. It should be noted that Mark was from another state and had drove into Florida for a visit, and that is probably why he was unfamiliar with names and exact locations.



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




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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Skunk ape?
I have not really gave this very much coverage because to me it is clearly a hoax and just the next stage in the "Bathing Bigfoot" story. But thanks to the fine folks over at  http://cryptozoologynews.com/ - we now have the unedited, HD version of the video. Not only that they have done a little investigating themselves and here is what they had to say about it.

"This is the original file as it was sent to us. We also interviewed the witness and that is currently the only one interview available....... You can hear the two subjects on the canoe laughing at the end. We have established the coordinates for the exact spot as well as other details.
In early January, as you probably remember, there was the photograph of that "Bigfoot" in the same swamp. It turned out to be a hoax, as expected from the start. What's strange is that this new video has now taken place at the same location....There is something about it that doesn't add up. It looks too human to us."

Here is the unedited video courtesy of Cryptozoology News


Now, If I might inject a little of my opinion about this, Notice there is no reaction from the people in the canoe, they are not excited, they are not scared, they really have no reaction at all. As for the "bigfoot" itself, it looks clumsy and seem to have difficultly stepping over the small downed tree at the first of the video.

Almost all Bigfoot sightings in Florida are nothing more than rogue monkeys. There is a large population of them. As for this video, it is nothing more than a guy in a suit carrying out stage two of the "bathing Bigfoot" hoax.

Will there be a stage 3?

A big thanks to Cryptozoology News for letting us use their video and information.


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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Bigfoot Bathing
Bigfoot bathing?
I was contacted by John Rodriguez, which by now most of you know him for his story and photo of what is being called a Bathing Bigfoot. The story ran on Huffington Post and there has been a lot of criticism of John Rodriguez and the photo. Former FBI agent and lead investigator of the Syfy Channel's "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files" series, Ben Hansen offered some analysis of the photo and concluded it was a Photoshopped/digitally enhanced picture.

When Mr. Rodriguez emailed me, he also included some unreleased photos that he says he took that day. But before I get into those, I want to follow up on Ben Hansen's analysis. Over the last few years I have been able to speak via messaging with Ben Hansen and he is a really nice guy, so this is not a shot at him. I'm sure he has better sources and equipment than me. With that said I ran the Bathing Bigfoot photo on 3 different forms of software, software that helps detect if a photo has been altered in the form of Photoshop, here is the results of image 1 and image 2. None of the software identified the photos as having been altered with Photoshop.



    
In short, there were no glaring signs that the photo have been altered by Photoshop or any program.

There were also many asking for more photos and when Mr. Rodriguez emailed me, it seemed a little upset of the Photoshop claims. The photos where accompanied with this statement from him.

"I sent some photos I took to a researcher. They accused of photoshop which is totally untrue. Here are some bad one so thought had no value but maybe good for further evaluation."

Here are the other photos along with some enhancements and zooms I did.

Image 1



This is the first photo that Mr. Rodriguez attached to the email. It is basically the same as the one used in the Huffington Post article. The lighting is slightly different and there may be a slight angle difference. So there may not be much of interest in this photo but in the second image there is more to notice.




Image 2





In this photo the subject is a little more to the right and it appears Mr. Rodriguez was slightly closer or had zoomed his camera. There are some other interesting features that I will point out in enhanced photos below.






This is a zoom in of image 2. What I find interesting is the possibility that the mouth of the subject appears to be slightly opened. There also appears to be some duckweed on the head of the subject. If this is a living creature, could it have been ducking it's head under water? Was it bathing or could it have been possibly looking for food?

More enhancements below.






Comparison of the mouth from image 1 and 2.
Does it show that the mouth was slightly opened or is it just a trick of light and shadows? One thing that I should point out is the white strip of hair on the subjects head. It does not appear to be Photoshopped at all. Digital painting normally is noticeable in zooms.





More enhancements


Very tight zoom on the subjects face. Notice the eye, nose and mouth.

Also some have talked about the eye and the hair line.
So, I have made a couple of comparison photos using a gorilla with a odd looking hairline.



Just a quick comparison of a gorilla and the subject in the photo from Mr. Rodriguez. Also check out the nose. It is possible that the subject in the water looks a little different due to being in the water.





Eyes of a gorilla compared to the subject in the photos from Mr. Rodriguez.









Now for those who do not know the back story, let me summarize it quickly.

Back story overview
2015 began with a photo from John Rodriguez, a 66-year-old retired electrician, who claims that he was fishing Dec. 26 on the Hillsborough River near northeast Tampa, Florida, and came upon an incredible sight.

"I fish for gar in the river and I bring my camera to take pictures of the birds and what not. I heard a squishing sound, looked over and saw this thing walking through the water and crouch down in the duck weed. It did not look like a guy in a suit -- it was definitely an animal. I took this picture and got out of there as fast as I could."
"I've heard of Skunk Ape prints around Green Swamp [in Florida], but never anything like this," Rodriguez told HuffPost in an email. "My whole life, never seen anything like it."Rodriguez said he snapped the picture in the early afternoon at an area where the Hillsborough River becomes a cypress swamp

"I did not Photoshop this at all. Believe me or not," Rodriguez said. "When I plug in my memory card, it asks to import and opens in Photoshop. I just changed the name and saved. It seems like people get publicly crucified for coming forward with this kind of stuff."
 


Now, I will offer my opinion about the subject in Mr. Rodriguez photos.
First let me say, I do not think it to be a Bigfoot, if anything it is gorilla.
I can find no evidence that the photos are Photoshopped in any way, so that means that the subject was actually there. With that said, I do have many questions about the subject. What's with the white stripe? How deep is that swamp? Is it a living creature or a prop of some kind?  Could it just have been a pet or zoo gorilla?  So what is it? is it real? is it a hoax? is it something else? I really just don't know but I do not think it is a Bigfoot and is most likely a rubber movie prop type of thing.

In the end, we really don't know for sure about this subject but I would like to thank Mr. Rodriguez for contacting me and sharing the other photos. In the Bigfoot world, sharing possible photos of Bigfoot or possible evidence can cause a lot of grief.

Feel free to leave a comment on what you think about the subject.


Thanks
~Tom~

[Source: Huffington Post]


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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Goblin Shark attack


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.


A rare Goblin Shark was caught recently by a shrimping crew off the coast of Florida, it has brought the beastly looking creature to the forefront. This strange creature can reportedly live at depths of more than 4,265 below the surface. This rare catch was released by the shrimping crew shortly after it's capture.

According to Theepochtimes.com  "Carl Moore, one of the shrimpers, said that  he was trawling for royal red shrimp south of the Marquesas Keys April 19 when he netted the 15-foot goblin shark."



Some Goblin Shark Facts -

* Teeth - The teeth are very long and narrow with single cusps in both jaws. There are 26 in the upper jaw and 24 in the lower jaw.

* Body -  The body is uniformly pale white or pinkish, this is caused by blood vessels just under the translucent skin.

* Other Names - Elfin Shark, Requin Lutin and many others.


* Location - The deep-water goblin shark is thought to be widely distributed. Specimens have been seen in the Atlantic off the coast of Guyana, Surinam, French Guyana, France, Madeira, Senegal, Portugal, Gulf of Guinea, and South Africa. It has also been reported in the western pacific off Japan, Australia and New Zealand. In the Indian Ocean it is found in South Africa and Mozambique. It was recently recorded in the United States near San Clemente Island off the coast of California as well as in the northern Gulf of Mexico south of Pascagoula, Mississippi. Few specimens have ever been caught making it one of the rarest species of sharks.


Just by watching the animated picture at the top of the page, it reminds me of the movie Alien with Sigourney Weaver, where the alien creature had the extra set of teeth and mouth inside of it's mouth.

This odd shark is pretty creepy but fascinating all at the same time.
I can only image what kind of "Monster" tales came from the first sightings of this creature.

Thanks
~Tom~


[Sources: Sharktrust, FLMNH,]




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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~



[sources: Gainesville, BFRO ]








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Zombie attack
Zombies in Florida
The Zombie Of St Augustine Florida


In the early morning hours of the 12th of December 1963 a man and his wife were awakened to screams from their nineteen year old daughters room down the hall from their room. The daughter had been laying on her bed when she saw something at her open window. When the teenager approached the window she saw a man whose eyes were sunk in and his gums were pulled back from his teeth.

He was attempting to crawl through her window. She later said that he stank so bad that she could hardly keep from throwing up. The girl slammed the window on one of his arms and it came off at the elbow falling into the room with her. Her father got into the room and to the window in time to see the man stagger off down the street towards some woods. A neighbor man across the street ran into the street after hearing the girls screams and he saw the man to as he staggered off down the street and into the woods. The police were called and they searched the rest of the night for the man. Just at daylight the next morning the man now dead and minus his arm was now laying in some woods about a half mile from where he had attempted to enter the girls room.

The police investigated the incident and immediately thought some one had dug the man up from a local cemetery where he had been buried five years before. You see he was 61 years old when he had died and he had died in the house where the man and woman now lived with their daughter. When the police went to the grave yard it looked like someone had dug their way up and out of the grave.

When the local medical examiner looked at the dead mans nails the mans nails were dirty like he had been digging and he was also missing a finger. The missing finger was later recovered from the cheap cardboard coffin the man had been buried in. Officially the local police said someone or possibly several people had dug the man up and put him where he was found. They would never admit that the man had walked back to his old house on his own. Police said it was a prank but the people there that night said that not only had the man been up and walking but that he was also growling. How this could have been possible no one can say. This story is told by the ghost tour operators on ghost tours in St
Augustine Florida to this day. They say it's a true story that really happened.



This was posted by the good people over at SPIRIT Paranormal.

This kind of stuck out to me because of the "zombie attack" that happened about a year or so ago in FL, where the man ate most of the face off of another man.


Thanks
~Tom~


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Enhancements
Bigfoot video from Florida

I have attempted to enhance a video taken in Florida of a possible bigfoot. I was ask to look at this and try to enhance it. The original uploader is JaredGaston95.
What do you think? It walks like a person to me.

Patty of the Patterson film

I took a little time, testing out some software, to try and enhance the boob bounce of patty.
The breast do seem to move naturally.

Thanks
~Tom~


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UFO Seen in Sorrento,FL
Sorrento, FL
Name: Julian
State: FL
Date of Sighting:  1993
Time of Day: 9-10
Nearest Town: Zellwood
Length of Sighting: 2 minutes
How many Witnesses: 4
Any Photos/Videos: no
Describe sighting in detail:
It was 1993 around 9 or 10 o'clock at night. My aunt and uncle where out side with my mom and dad, they where out on the yard drinking, when this Big disk shape craft with lights around it appeared above them. It was moving real slow and when my uncle seen it he ran to get his video camera.
He jumped in his car with my dad they tried to record but at the time they wanted to record it the recorder didn't want to work. They said it was real close and real big and they have never seen any thing like this before.
This was in near Duda Astatula, Florida and at the moment where we are live. We still see weird sightings as well but nothing like the one I just talked about. This was like a year ago, we seen it twice in the sky, looked like it was real far in the sky and this star size thing was going zig zag every where, I thought I was seeing things until I called my wife and she seen it as well and my friend. The next day we seen it again pretty sure I could see it again if I look again. This was at Plymouth Sorrento, FL.

-End Report


Thanks goes to Julian for sharing, If you get photos of videos make sure to contact me.

Thanks
~Tom~



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This daytime unidentified flying object was recorded in the daytime sky above Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The exact date is unknown, but this UFO sighting is thought to have been recorded recently (in October 2012).


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After the zombie type attack in Miami there seem to me more of the same type of behavior happening. Is this all due to the "bath salt" drug?

A Harford County man admitted to killing his roommate and eating his body parts, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

According to charging documents, Alexander Kinyua, 21, killed his roommate, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, with a knife and then ate his heart and part of his brain.

So over the last few days there has been zombie type attacks in Florida, Maryland and New Jersey and it appears all are being blamed on drug use,namely the drug commonly called "bath salt". From what I've read "bath salt" is a lower cost version of LSD.

It’s a good thing that there are Florida, Maryland and New Jersey detoxification centers that can deal with this type of addiction, but the danger is still very much real.

There was also rumored to be an attack in California but I could not confirm it.
I'll try to keep up on this and relay the reports.

Also many are linking all this to the following passage in the bible:

Jeremiah 19: 8-9And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof. 9.And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them.

Update - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has releases statement
“CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms),” wrote agency spokesman David Daigle in an email to The Huffington Post.

ZOM-BIE: n. also ZOM-BIES pl. 1. An animated corpse that feeds on living human flesh. 2. A voodoo spell that raises the dead. 3. A Voodoo snake god. 4. One who moves or acts in a daze "like a zombie." [a word of West African origin] - Max Brooks, "The Zombie Survival Guide"

I would think 4. in the above would cover the actions that have been taking place.

Cops in Canada are also searching for a low-budget porn actor who allegedly killed a young man with an ice pick, dismembered the body and then raped and ate flesh from the corpse. Luka Rocco Magnotta is being hunted after he allegedly mailed some of the body parts to Ottawa. He's also accused of killing cats on video and posting the footage online.

There has been a Mysterious Rash breakout at a high school in Hollywood and other parts of Florida -- which hazmat and disease control teams still can't explain --  could this also be playing a part in the strange behavior?

Thanks

Letter from Canada
Well..it isn't costing me any money...but what about Rick's recent video where he is telling about selling 250 dvds ? He is costing someone money but I guess no one is making people purchase the video. I have to question.. is it all about money?  is there anything to do with actually filming and collection real evidence of bigfoot ..don't get me wrong, I'm not against researchers making some money but I do not expect them to be untruthful and /or fake evidence and in some cases just lie.
I will gladly pay to see someones real work if they are honest about it and have something of interest on film.
Most researchers spend their own money and time doing research but to be dishonest is a discredit to all true bigfoot research and to the human race.
So I can assume that Tim and Rick will be working together in the research field soon.... or maybe they already have been... it could be interesting to see what they can come up with....maybe a dead skunk ape press conference on CNN...who knows for sure....stay tuned!
Thanks
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