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3 Of Ho Chi Minh City’s Most Uniquely Haunted Buildings

A whopping 15.5 million international tourists visited Vietnam in 2018. While many were traditional sightseers, a number of people booked a flight to see some of the many haunted sites located across the country. From ghosts to unexplained happenings and urban legends, there is no shortage of the supernatural throughout the nation. There are a few notable haunted buildings in Ho Chi Minh City in particular that have especially unique and mysterious backgrounds.

Reports that John "Trapper" Tice of  Mountain Monsters fame and Co-founder and leader of A.I.M.S has passed away due to complications  kidney failure.

Tice was born in 1947 in West Virginia He was a true American outdoorsman and Vietnam war veteran.

Tice had started havign some health issues back in 2015 when he had to undergo an emergency surgery for a blood clot in his leg. It is our understanding that this and other health issues lead to kidney problems.

Tice of course was known for his role in the popular TV show Mountain Monsters. His show was somewhat of a rival to the popular series Finding Bigfoot. There was an online feud of sorts between Tice and Finding Bigfoot show leader Matt Moneymaker.

The Origin of the Famous “Skinwalker” Photo

By Dorraine Fisher

The above photo has been circulating on the internet for years now and we’ve even featured it on our website once or twice. But where did this intriguing and seriously creepy photo come from?   

It seems it all started back in 2014 when an individual who’s name isn’t clear posted this photo on Facebook. The person who posted it claimed it was taken just south of the Jicarilla Reservation in New Mexico between Lybrook and Counselor. This person claimed a geologist working at an oil field in the area was driving home one night in the area, saw something odd on the road and captured this heat signature photo of it. But after the event, the geologist suddenly quit without explanation.

This is an exciting post for me. I recent met author and filmmaker Nic Brown at the Harlan Haunt Fest. I was able to take in part of his lecture on the Wendigo. His lecture was very informative and intriguing. Unfortunately, I was not able to stay for the whole presentation as I had my own table and people were coming by to see and speak to me, which was great. So, I had to cut out early of his lecture.

As the Haunt Fest event was winding down, I made my way over the Nic's table and introduced myself and we had an enjoyable talk. And today I'm very pleased to share a nice interview I did with Nic. I think you will enjoy this one, here is our interview.
A few days ago I had a report submitted of a possible bigfoot sighting in Story county, Iowa. The report was rather vague of a lot of details, so I attempted to gather more information. I send a email to the person but never got a reply. My guess is that my questions email went into their spam folder and they never saw it. After some more research on the origins of the report, I found it comes from a creditable source and wanted to share it.

Here is the report

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot
Not Rated. Running Time: 97 mins.
Amazon Link to film - Click Here

Movie Review: The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot

By Dorraine Fisher

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, starring Sam Elliott and Aidan Turner is not what you’d expect. This is a really cheesy title for a film attempting to be as serious as it can. And I think it succeeds...for the most part.

As Sam Elliott arguably delivers some of the best acting of his career, I would venture to guess that many bigfoot believers, as unconventional as they are, would be able to get past the strangeness of the premise of this film and really enjoy it. Though many bigfoot researchers could be left completely cold by the Hollywood-style portrayal of the bigfoot... or completely delighted. The jury’s still out.

The Crypto Crew - New Strange Creatures Edition
The New Weirdest of the Weird - Real Or Imaginary

By Dorraine Fisher

Every once in a while I like to do a new Google search and see what kind of strange creatures are popping up on the internet these days. And, as usual, it doesn’t disappoint. Now, keep in mind, we don’t necessarily endorse these photos as being proof of anything authentic. But many of them are interesting to think about. Check them out and see what you think.

I was recently contacted on Facebook about a possible Thunderbird sighting near Table Rock, Wyoming. For those who might not be familiar with the term Thunderbird let me give you a little more information.

Thunderbird is a term used in cryptozoology to describe large, bird-like creatures, generally identified with the Thunderbird of Native American tradition. These massive birds are normally described as being black in color and as having a wingspan between 12 and 18 ft. The fossil record does show that giant birds once existed but for the most part the Thunderbird is considered a myth. The only problem is that there continues to be sporadic sighting of this very large bird.

Here is the most recent possible sighting of a Thunderbird.

This past weekend was the first annual Harlan Crypto Con. I attended the event as a vendor, team member Tony Felosi did a presentation and team member Jennifer Williams lunched her Urban X jewelry line at the event. Also in attendance was author and friend, Judith Hensley who was there to unveil two new books.

We know some of you may not be familiar with Judith's work but her latest two book are sure to draw attention from much of the cryptozoological field. We thought it would be great to conduct a short interview with Judith and tell you about her fantastic new books.

Whoa,.... this is a big episode! In this episode Big Jim reveals more details about the military man who shot a bigfoot type creature. Then its on to other topics that include Dogman, Unicorns, UFOs, JFK, psychics and more!
This is a long VIDEO version of Ninja of the Woods that is packed with a lot of information, stories and opinions.

Here is the episode

The Legend Of J.C.Brown

I was on my computer the other day when I came across a video about Mt. Shasta in California. It caught my curiosity, so I watched the video . The video was about a man named J.C. Brown. In 1904, Brown claimed, while working for the Lord Cowdray Mining Company out of New England as a geologist, he was sent to Mt. Shasta to do work for Lord Cowdray.

While exploring the old Lava bed tunnels he came across a hidden village 11 miles down in the mountain and the halls and rooms were lined with gold. He told all these wonderful things to a Journalist in New York city and it soon caught the attention of some wealthy persons, some who were Scientist, Lawyers, Policemen and even a Judge.

Welcome to episode 28 of My Crypto World. In this episode I give some information about two upcoming Free Bigfoot events and give various updates  as to what is going on in my crypto world.

This is rather a short episode but hopefully it has some information that interest you.

Here is the video

First, let me say the video found in this post has never been viewed in any public forum. I'm very glad to be able to bring it to you. The video was shot by Johnathan back in March of 2005. He was using one of those VHS-C video recorders. They look kind like a smaller, but fatter, version of a VHS tape. The video was shot at what is considered to be one of the most haunted houses in America, The Myrtles Plantation.

Myrtles Plantation was build in 1796 by General David Bradford. The plantation is located in St. Francisville, LA. The plantation house is rumored to be on top of an ancient Tunica Indian burial ground. It is currently a bed and breakfast, and offers historical and mystery tours.

I was alerted to the video by Sam, he was able to get Johnathan in contact with me so I could check out the video.
More of about how the video was captured is told during the video. The video also contains various enhancements.
Here is the video.

A few days ago we took a trip to Natural Tunnel State Park in Virginia. The park is centered on the Natural Tunnel, which is a massive naturally formed cave that is so large it is used as a railroad tunnel. The railroad tracks are still activate and a train passed through as we were first walking down the mountain. Natural Tunnel State Park was created in 1967 and opened to the public in 1971, but the natural tunnel has been a Virginian tourist attraction for more than a century.

Daniel Boone is believed to have been the first European to see it in the 18th century. The 41st United States Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan dubbed it the "Eighth Wonder of the World".

As impressive as all that is, what stood out to me was the story surrounding the highest peak above the tunnel. The story of forbidden love and death, the story known as Lover's leap.

So, I thought I would use my pictures and the videos I took at the park to tell the story of Lover's Leap. I kept the video very short, I hope you enjoy it.

Here is part 3 of the Haunted Objects series. This is the final part in this series and it is yet another good tale about a haunted object. In this episode Big Jim tells you a sad story about a haunted wedding dress and forbidden love. Once that is finished up he then turns his attention to Spirits and demons.

We hope you enjoy this episode of Ninja of the Woods.

During our research and producing of The Crypto Files series, we have discovered many details about lesser know cryptids. There seems to be a lot of cryptids that will never reach the mega status of say Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. But each one is special and important in its own right. Local legends and sightings serve as great talking points for many towns across America. In some cases these local cryptids have become tourist attractions and bring in revenue to small towns.

In Episode 30 we explore one such cryptid. We hope you enjoy this episode and learn something new.

Here is episode 30 Beast of Busco

Krampus: "Just give me the names, fat man"

For as long as I can remember we've all heard about Santa and his list of naughty and nice little boys and girls. We were told that naughty little boys and girls get a lump of coal for Christmas, or nothing at all. But over the years the legend of Krampus has grown here in the United States and North America in general. While some may have already been aware of Krampus, the tale has grown over the years thanks to movies and social media.

I had never heard of Krampus while growing up. But now the pairing of Santa Clause and Krampus seems to be a common occurrence. I guess it might add an extra incentive for children to be good and well behaved. After all one would want to avoid the dreaded naughty list.

For those who may not know, or those who would like more details, the rest of the post will deal with the legend and history of Krampus.

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.


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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The Origin Of Bigfoot: An Alternative Theory
Nephilim? Or Something Else Entirely?

By Dorraine Fisher

Those of us immersed in the study of bigfoot and their possible origins have heard some pretty wild theories...and some pretty interesting and even reasonable ones. And I like to look at all of them and decide if there’s anything logical there we can all use in every one.

Some like to believe bigfoot is a modern version of the once believed extinct ape, gigantopithecus. Some believe them to be fellow humans, especially in light of current claims by Dr. Melba Ketchum and the Sasquatch Genome Project. And others take a more biblical stance and believe them to be the giant fallen angels of the Old Testament. The Nephilim. The offspring of union between The Sons of God and the Daughters of Man. To atheists, this theory isn’t even worth mentioning. But I think all theories may be relevant to a bigger picture. At any rate, we shouldn’t ignore them until all questions have been answered satisfactorily.

So here goes.

According to the story in Genesis 6:4, the sons of God who occupied Canaan were checking out human women, or daughters of men there and liked what they saw. And they mated with them, thus creating the offspring disagreeable to God, forever known as the Nephilim, or fallen ones. They were considered to be fallen angels, and curiously, giants. And the claim that they were described as giants causes some bigfoot believers to believe they were, in fact, the ancestors of our modern day bigfoot.
And it’s an important question to ask. But this theory has always bothered me. If bigfoot is the product of this union, how did this offspring of gods and humans become this hairy beast witnesses claim to have seen around the world? And if these beings were fallen angels; troublemakers of sorts, then why aren’t they making themselves known and wreaking havoc everywhere to this day? These quiet, shy, reclusive creatures are hiding from us very well and causing no problems at all for the human race. So, though I always say that I don’t ask anyone to replace their own ideas with mine, this story just doesn’t work for me.

But there’s another one that might. And it comes from my previous discussions about Intervention Theory.

Intervention theory is based on the interpretations of linguist and researcher Zecharia Sitchins who first cracked the code of the ancient Sumerian texts and attempted to tell the world this controversial story of human creation based on these texts.

Sitchins tells the story of the Annunaki who occupied Iraq some 250,000 years ago. They were beings that had come here from another planet known as Nibiru looking for the gold they needed to fix their atmosphere.

But they found this mining for gold here to be tedious, and they didn’t like doing it. So they proposed an idea to use their own DNA to genetically manipulate the very unimpressive hominids that already occupied the planet, believed by some to be homoerectus, and make workers out of them for mining the gold. If this story is in fact true, these beings they needed to create would have to be controllable, have good manual dexterity, just intelligent enough to do the work, but not so intelligent as to cause problems for them or question their authority. And they needed to be able to breed on their own.
And so, it is said, the Annunaki got to work in the lab, manipulated some DNA and created us. And they called us Adamu, which is curiously close to the name Adam in the bible.

But where does bigfoot come in?

Part of the reason I rejected nephilim theory is because I think it’s necessary to weigh the information afforded by every source available. Not just one. And part of the reason I reject nephilim theory is due to Native American legends of Sasquatch. Many native stories refer to Sasquatch as “our brother.” And they claim that sasquatch was here first. Before us. If you aspire to the idea that there may be a lot of truth in legends, and if there is any truth to Native American legends about these creatures, then it blows nephilim theory out of the water. If they (bigfoot) were here before us, there is no way they could have been the product of any human/demi-god hybridization. And if they are “our brother,” then that suggests, curiously, that we have the same parents.

Recent DNA findings about Bigfoot suggest that the maternal side of the DNA of these beings is made up of human DNA, while the nuclear DNA  is completely unknown to us, or curiously referred to as “alien” DNA.

In parallel, humans also have DNA that can’t be matched up to any other creature on this planet. Once called junk DNA, it is now often referred to as, you guessed it, alien DNA. So we’re both pretty much made up of the same stuff. Human and alien.

So, are these creatures, in fact, our brothers as Native American legends claim?

Let’s contemplate a possible scenario.

If the so-called “gods” or aliens were experimenting with DNA in a lab trying to create the perfect worker to mine their gold, is it reasonable to assume they might not have been really experienced in creating exactly what they wanted the first time. Is it reasonable to imagine they might have made a few errors along the way before they believed they created the perfect product?

Did one of those errors result in the bigfoot creature we know today?

These experiments could have created many different types of hybrids before they came up with the results they were looking for. And if we think about what they were trying to accomplish with these experiments, bigfoot would have been all wrong for the task. Yes, they had the strength, but they may have been a little too far on the wild side. Too much the free spirits and children of nature, and perhaps even much too intelligent to be tied to manual labor. And, most importantly, they may have lacked the manual dexterity required to operate the tools needed to do mining work.

And we might even be able to imagine the “gods” created a fair number of these beings before realizing they were all wrong. And their free spirits combined with their super strength and intelligence may have caused them to escape off into the forest and hide from all of us forever. Never to be enslaved again.

Sasquatch are assigned so many different inexplicable abilities. Does the theory that they are half “god” make these more plausible?

But if they are half-god, then so are we.

And I think it’s also important to mention that I maintain our human-like ancestors such as Neanderthals and homoerectus were probably covered in hair, contrary to what science has always told us. There is no real evidence to support the existence of a hairless hominid. I believe it may be the alien side of our DNA that makes us hairless, because hairlessness serves no purpose for us in the real world... unless we aren’t entirely of this world. But scientists are still trying to come up with a plausible explanation for the hairlessness. At any rate, this union could have caused a hairless alien/hair-covered homoerectus hybridization to result in a very tall, very hairy offspring like a bigfoot-type creature, every bit as easily as it could have resulted in a smaller, hairless creation like us.

(Check out this video: 6 Reason to wonder if human aren't of this world)

Just like the offspring of two different races that can produce a child of one color and a second child of the other color, are we humans and sasquatches just two different types of children from the same parents?

The Annunaki were believed by humans to be gods. Or at least they seemed like gods to the simple-minded early humans describing them at the time. They were said to be 8 to 10 feet tall and have the ability to shapeshift and do other things humans deemed magical. It’s also possible they spoke telepathically, and they were said to have commanded some amazing technology. And the Sumerian texts, according to Sitchins, tell the story of how they created us.

Sasquatches are believed by some to possess abilities that may seem paranormal or alien to us. But do they (sasquatches) believe the same thing about us humans? Does our technology and reckless behavior with our resources remind them of the so-called gods that may be our creators. Maybe sasquatches avoid us so strongly because they associate us with our Annunaki creators that occupied the planet so long ago and created us in their image. Maybe our appearance scares them so much that they’ve adapted some amazing skills to avoid us. Or maybe those skills were unintended gifts from our creators.


Other post of Interest:
Evolution vs Creationism: what if they're both right?
What is bigfoot?

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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First, I will state the obvious, this is a very old second hand report, but I like these old reports. Some may question why I like some of these old reports and the answer is rather easy. See, back in the 40's, 50's, and 60's, people were outside a lot more. They had gardens to attend to and children helped. On days when there wasn't work to be done, kids played outside. They were not plopped down in front of a television set playing the newest great game and they didn't have their nose buried in the next greatest cellular phone. They were outside, unlike the majority of people today. By being outside, you greatly increase your chances of seeing a bigfoot, or some other rare creature. Another reason I like some of the old reports is because it helps establish a history of sightings. So with all of that said here is a report, along with some other stories, that was recently sent to me.

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