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Why Most Chupacabra Sightings Are Fake?

By Dorraine Fisher

Of all the cryptids believed to exist on the planet, you might be surprised by which one I find to be the least likely to exist. At least by the definition of this cryptid that people think they’ve seen. And this is the fabled chupacabra or goat sucker believed to be responsible for brutal, bloody livestock attacks and mutilations. But I’ll tell you why I feel this way.

In many cases of supposed sightings, witnesses see or photograph a creature that is hairless, gray or black, and doesn’t look to them like any known animal. But disease and deformity can cause any creature to appear different than it normally would.

Unraveling The Nature Of Dreams About Animals

By Dorraine Fisher

Humans love animals. We know that our pets and farm animals have special significance in our lives. But what we don’t often think about is that animals play a key role in our existence for many reasons. Like it or not, we ourselves are animals and our connection to that world is still strong. For thousands upon thousands of years, animals have been an extension of us and they appear everywhere in our spirituality and symbolism. We’ve called upon them to summon strength when we needed, and wisdom. They hold a special place in our psyche that goes back to the beginning of time. And at no time is this more clear than when we’re dreaming about them.



Description: Birds fill our world with color and beautiful music in the morning and throughout the day. Although every region has unique species, there are endangered birds that continue to decrease globally. Without intervention, these birds will become extinct.

These rare birds are on the verge of extinction because of human activities such as hunting, development of industries, and residential areas, which lead to loss of their natural habitat. Hunters also contribute to the endangerment of these species because they not only kill the birds, but they also collect the eggs.
Large Cardinal stops in front of the game camera. Year date is off.

One of the many techniques many of us use in the quest to capture bigfoot evidence is the deployment of game cameras. The hope of course is to catch an image or video of bigfoot but that is a pretty tough task. One thing that makes this difficult is the shear volume of forest one needs to cover and the limited view range of game cameras. It is basically like looking for a needle in a haystack.
But all is not lost. Game cameras are still an important tool in the field of bigfoot research. The use of game cameras will let us know what kind of animals are in the area. This is needful information as it lets us understand if the area can sustain large animals. If we know what animals are in the area, it can help us identify possible dangers and evidence.

So, I think it is a good idea for us to share some of this years game camera captures. Most things captured are easily recognizable but there are a couple that I don't know what they are, maybe you can identify them.

Here is a short video followed by some more commentary.

Bigfoot Research: What You May Not Know About Infrasound

By Dorraine Fisher

Bigfoot researchers know a little something about infrasound. Or do they? The idea of “zapping” is now well-known in the bigfoot world. The concept of being rendered immobile, sick, or disoriented in the presence of a Sasquatch, was largely ignored as pure hokum until just a few years ago when more researchers started combing the woods reporting this strange phenomenon had happened to them. After a while, there were too many “victims” to ignore it, and the community was forced to accept that it might be possible.

Of course it’s possible and I’ll tell you why. But that’s not the most important point I have to make here. So stay with me.


While some animals are very well known, sometimes the color of the creature throws the animal into the rare category. We all know that coyotes come in a wide range of colors, but a solid black coyote is very rare. Some coyotes are dark in color, and even have some black hair. But a solid black coyote is considered almost as rare an an albino.

So, I was surprised when a local woman sent me a video from here in my county of what appears to be a black coyote.

Here is the video with some enhancements

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

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

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

Here is the video collecting the game cameras.


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

Here is the video of the game camera captures.



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


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~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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It's finally here! episode 10 of Around the Campfire with Dorraine Fisher! In this episode Dorraine ask some good questions and makes some good points concerning humans and where we really come from. I'm sure some of the 6 reason Dorraine talks about, are ones you have never even thought of before. You might want to get a pencil and take some notes, this is a good one.

We hope you enjoy this episode.





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The Crypto Files - 5 Weird But Real Creatures.

Our world has some weird and odd looking animals in it ...here are 5 of them.



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I recently got word of a possible bigfoot track being found very close to me. The area has a nice recent history of bigfoot sightings. I loaded up my gear and used my ATV to go check out the area where the track was found. I also searched some other locations for more tracks.

Here is a short video of some of the field work conducted.



I was able to find numerous other animals tracks, such as deer, bear and turkey. The area is a prime location for bigfoot.Yeah, I know the video is not the most exciting thing in the world, but that is how it goes a lot of the time with bigfoot research.


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~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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Well, I guess this post might seem out of sorts to some people, but over the past few days I've been thinking about my days growing up. This subject matter of my thinking back to my youth, might be of some interest to some people. Over the years, this same subject matter, has crept into my mind at various times. So, I thought I would share it with the readers today.

I can remember growing up and about this time of year, we would start seeing the June bugs. June bugs are a type of beetle or scarab, they are also sometimes called June beetle instead of June bugs. Here in my part of the world, we have the green June bugs. The green June bugs are found in the Southeaster part of the United States. I can remember, as a young boy, that the yard would be swarming with what looked like hundreds of June bugs. As kids we would catch the June bugs and tie a string on one of their back legs and fly the bug around. It was a fun thing to do back then, as there really wasn't video games or cell phones or a lot for kids to do, so we played outside. Flying the bugs around didn't seem to hurt them any and later, most of the time, we got bored and turned the June bug loose. I don't know when it happen or why it happened but one day I noticed we no longer had June bugs filling up our yards.  Oh, sometimes you might see one or two but nothing like when I was growing up. So, I often wonder what happened to them, why they no longer come in our part of the world. Is it just here, in my area, that the June bugs no longer visit or are other places also seeing little or no June bugs?

So, with me wondering whatever happened to the June Bugs, It got me to thinking about other creatures that I no longer see. Creatures that once seemed so abundant when I was growing up, but now have all but disappeared.

The Monarch Butterfly is one that we use to see all the time growing up, but now you almost never see them, at least not around here. Did the migration path change, and the beautiful butterfly now does not come our way? Are they all dead? This got me to looking into this mystery. I found that there has indeed been a big population drop in Monarch butterflies and it is predicted by some that the species will go extinct in the next 20 years. I think that is terrible news and someone should be working on re-population. I miss seeing them and I will be looking for them while out in the mountains.

Another, I wonder whatever happened to creature, is the Bobwhite. I can remember sitting on my mamaw's porch and listening to the Bobwhites make their very recognizable whistle. Along about dust, about the time us kids would stop playing, we'd be sitting on the porch and seems like you would hear the whistle every evening. But it has been years since I have heard a bobwhite. I know the little ground dwelling quail, is very vulnerable to predators but we use to have a good population of them. I wonder what ever happened to them around here. It was enjoyable listening to that famous whistle, I would like to hear it now, on the evenings I sit on the porch.

This next little fellow may not but very popular, but they serve a good purpose. Bats. I can remember playing in the yard at dust and there would be bats flying about and swooping down. There was not real large numbers, maybe 15-20 of them but compared to what we see now, it seems like a lot. I have not seen a small swarm of bats in the yard in many years. They do eat a lot of bugs, maybe that is why there seems to be so many bugs now, because there are less bats.  I can also remember fishing at one of our local strip mining ponds as a teenager and the bats would be swarming around. There would be so many of them that they (the bats) would fly into our fishing lines.

 I know, there could be many factors to why I no longer see some of these creatures. But I still miss them.

Thinking back and missing things are a part of life, I guess. But growing up and seeing these creatures, I never even thought the day would come when I would miss them or wonder what happened to them. It's funny, as you get older, you seem to appreciate things you gave very little thought about while growing up.



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~Tom~

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Here in Kentucky and even many other southern states, we get told that there is no cougars in this area. But yet, we keep seeing them and sometimes even black panthers. But according to wildlife officials we do not have any cougars in the area and we are misidentifying other animals. It reminds me of a few years ago, when these same wildlife officials told us we didn't have any black bears in this area but of course we have a growing number of them.

Well, I got the following report of a cougar sighting in the state of Georgia and wanted to share it.

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Name: Ken ******

Email Address: On file

State: Georgia

County:

Date of Sighting: October 99

Time of Day: 7 PM

Nearest Town: Wrightsville

Length of Sighting: 20 seconds

How many Witnesses: 1

Any Photos/Videos: no

Describe sighting in detail:
Sitting in a tree stand deer hunting a pine grove, when at dusk a cougar walks right under my stand. It was on the trail I have to take back to the truck.  I live in the west and know a cougar when I see one.  Not a black panther but a tan cougar. 


- End Report -

I wonder why wildlife officials tell us that there is no cougars in an area, when in fact there is. Is it because they don't really know? or is it because they just don't want the general public to know they are there? To me, if the officials know they are there and are lying to people, it would be more dangerous to hikers and campers.  I think it would be better to let people know the possibly dangerous cat was in the area, so the hikers and campers could take precautions in case they ran into one. If an accident happened and the wildlife officials had lied about cougars being in an area, would that make the libel in some way?

Thanks to Ken for sending in his report.

Be safe everyone.



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~Tom~

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6 Reasons To Wonder If Humans Really Aren’t Of This World
Or At Least That We Might Be Genetically Modified
By Dorraine Fisher


One thing that has always been in the back of my mind is finding the real truth about human origins. Where do we really come from, and why do we seem to have so many problems to overcome? Why are we such a unique life form on this planet? And, more importantly, why do we cause our planet so many problems?

Where did we come from? Why are we here? Have we always been here? And if we have, why are we so…defective? I’ve always wondered if we were a hybrid being of some kind. Perhaps even the living subjects of some big scientific experiment conducted by beings from another world.

Until we have real answers, no suggestion is off the table as far as I’m concerned. And even though science is doing its best to answer all the questions, some pieces of our evolutionary puzzle still don’t quite fit in the way we’re supposed to believe they do. It doesn’t seem we have the whole story, yet. We’ve never been given really satisfactory or indisputable answers for questions about where we came from or what we might be…besides a highly-evolved ape. That’s fine, but is that all there is to our story? I have to wonder, and here’s why. See if you’ve ever thought about these things.

  1. Humans can grow their head hair to undetermined lengths
We have weird hair. We’re the only hairless ape in our evolutionary line. But why? Most of us have very little on our bodies compared to other warm-blooded earth creatures. But what’s up with the hair on our heads? It can grow to undetermined lengths and then has to be cut before it gets out of control. There are no other animals that have hair that has to be cut before it reaches troublesome lengths except for one: dogs. More specifically certain breeds of purebred dogs; biologically engineered dog breeds such as Maltese’s, Shih-tzus, and Poodles. Have you ever wondered why this is? Is there some purpose for it that we don’t even know about? Or is it a throwback from some elusive ancestors of ours somewhere else besides earth? Or is this a defect from us being biologically engineered.

In I871, in The Descent Of Man, Charles Darwin suggested this happens because we’re the only creature on earth that has evolved the intelligence to cut hair. I’m not sure I buy this. He also suggested we humans may have evolved such hair as a means of sexual attraction. But Darwin also believed that many things we evolved were for the purpose of sexual attraction, but I tend to believe that we’d all be attracted to each other if we all looked like big raisins. Bottom line, Darwin really didn’t know either. The hair seems to have no purpose for our basic survival, and actually could undermine survival if it wasn’t kept under control by artificial means. So why IS our hair the way it is?
  1. Humans have numerous allergies
Humans, strangely, are allergic to lots of things in their environment. If we were really true creatures of earth, why are we often hyper-sensitive to or just plain allergic to our own world? It’s one thing to be allergic to our man-made substances, but it’s quite another to be allergic to the trees and plants in our back yard; all the flora of the planet we’re supposed to have come from.

Based on Darwin’s ideas about continuously-growing hair, these allergies could have plagued us because humans are the only creatures with the intelligence to invent allergy medicines. Do you see where I’m going with this? I’m trying to point out how ridiculous some of our traits are and how authorities attempt to explain them within a framework of reference to things with which we’re familiar. But the only other creatures on earth that have allergy problems to this degree are, you guessed it, purebred dogs and cats and other domesticated animals. Bio-engineered animals whose biology has been tampered with by another species: us.

Have we been tampered with by some other species? Are we part extra-terrestrial, or did we maybe bio-engineer ourselves in some way?

Other animals in their wild, natural environments don’t have these problems to any degree. And if they do, it makes their survival more challenging. We survive because of our intelligence and adaptability. Our bio-engineered pets and domestic animals survive due to our intelligence and intervention. So, are we another bio-engineered species, created by…some other species…from somewhere else besides earth? Or did we bio-engineer ourselves by accident? Who knows?

  1. Humans Seem Poorly Designed To Live On Planet Earth
Most people believe that humans now populate all the furthest corners of this planet. They believe we are everywhere and there is no part of the planet left that we haven’t conquered. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are still many places on earth that humans have not set foot on. And that’s mostly because it’s too hard for us to get there. We are simply not designed for it. And humans historically, instead of defining themselves by being in tune with nature, have often defined themselves by being able to conquer nature.

This is the exact opposite of the wild animals around us that seem to be perfectly suited to the world around them with the hearing, eyesight, sense of smell, body covering, subcutaneous fat, camouflage, size, shape, and reproductive traits to survive in their unique environments.

Humans are limited to where they can live on the planet. We don’t seem to be well- adapted to any particular terrain. Our hairless skin often burns in the sun if we lack enough skin pigment. Our lack of hair or fur would allow us to freeze to death without clothing in many areas of the world. We don’t have particularly keen eyesight or hearing or olfactory senses that might be helpful to our basic survival. And yet, here we are. A completely unique and weird being, separate from all the rest that live here, relying solely on our wits to remain here.

But instead of being tailor made for our world, we seem to have to adapt our world to us. Which can arguably make us the most invasive species on the planet. Why is this? Aren’t invasive species those that have been brought in to an area from somewhere else? And don’t they wreak havoc and upset the balance in their new areas? If we were meant to be here, and if we are natural inhabitants of the planet, why are we so invasive and destructive? As that destructive nature could lead to the end of our survival here, how does that make sense?

  1. Humans have DNA that can’t be recognized
Back in the 1970’s, when biologists had their first glimpse of the big picture of human genes, they saw small bits of strange DNA that seemed to be floating in a weird cesspool of unidentified muck. Since they couldn’t identify it and it seemed to have no real function, they labeled it as “nothing more than junk DNA.” And this phrase “junk DNA” stuck for decades afterward, and is still used occasionally.

And as the group at Scientific American known as Encode are trying to make sense of our genetic code, they are also systematically attempting to eliminate the term junk DNA. But the nature of this DNA is still mostly “not understood.” And some have described this DNA as being “otherworldly” or “not of this world.”

So, if this DNA truly may be “not of this world,” then the big question is where did it come from? What is our true inheritance? And until it’s identified positively, we need to ask whether it holds a great secret about our origins.
  1. Human intelligence has been forced to compensate for our many flaws
If we’re not truly designed for life on this planet, then the only reason we’re still here may be because of superior intelligence. But this “intelligence” as we call it, revolves around molding our world to fit our flaws. Why is this? And is it really intelligent after all? If we’re supposed to be here, why aren’t we designed accordingly? Other animals are designed to fit. Why aren’t we? Many people think it’s reasonable to assume that our intelligence is enough to justify our existence here. But it can be argued that our intelligence can also be a problem. How good is it for the planet if humans are, by using their intelligence, metaphorically bending the earth to their will?
  1. Humans are emotionally and intellectually conflicted.
Why do we always seem to have an internal conflict going between our logical side and our wild side? It’s almost like we have two beings inside of us. One that relies on instinct and does what comes naturally, something like an animal. And then there’s that logical side that tries to stop this kind of behavior. Are the rest of the animals in the kingdom so conflicted this way? I suspect not. They just do what comes naturally to them. We are in a constant struggle over this. Humans are the only animals on the planet that question their existence and question their own instincts.

In the famous novel about acquiring secret knowledge, The Celestine Prophecy, it explained that humans are in a constant state of resolution of the personalities of their two parents. We’re always trying to find a balance between the two. Is that us? Did we originally have one wild parent and one possibly more highly intelligent parent?


I’m sure there are many out there who will scoff at what I’m saying and they’ll go with the popular scientific explanations for my questions. And that’s fine. It’s comforting to think that everything in our world makes perfect sense in some way. But it doesn’t. Not yet, at least.

And my point is that until something is proved beyond doubt by anyone, it’s wide open for questioning, especially when you really look at the strangeness and the inconsistencies of everything around you.

Has Mother Nature been violated in some way? Is there an amazingly profound story of humanity we haven’t been told? Are we the upsetters of the delicate balance who maybe aren’t supposed to be here at all? I’m leaving it up to science to eventually answer all the questions. I’m just asking them.
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This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Alters-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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On the next episode of the X-files, it deals with what is apparently a werewolf. The history of werewolves dates back to the 15-16 century or more. But what is interesting is that sightings and reports have continued in our modern times. I want to post more about this but first lets take a look at this upcoming episode of X-files

Here is the trailer.



A werewolf, also known as a lycanthrope is the ability of a human to shapeshift into wolf or a hybrid wolf like creature. According to the legend of Werewolves, it is thought that a curse was put on someone that made them turn into a werewolf. It was also thought that if you were bitten or scratched by a werewolf, you would also be under the curse and change into a werewolf. Kind of like if you are bitten by a zombie you will become a zombie type of thing.


The term lycanthropy, referring both to the ability to transform oneself into a wolf and to the act of so doing, comes from Ancient Greek.

The concept of the werewolf in Western and Northern Europe is strongly influenced by the role of the wolf in Germanic paganism.

In the Latin work of prose, the Satyricon, written about 60 C.E. by Gaius Petronius Arbiter, one of the characters, Niceros, tells a story at a banquet about a friend who turned into a wolf (chs. 61-62). He describes the incident as follows, "When I look for my buddy I see he'd stripped and piled his clothes by the roadside... He pees in a circle round his clothes and then, just like that, turns into a wolf!... after he turned into a wolf he started howling and then ran off into the woods."

There have been numerous reports of werewolf attacks – and consequent court trials – in 16th century France. In some of the cases there was clear evidence against the accused of murder and cannibalism, but none of association with wolves; in other cases people have been terrified by such creatures, such as that of Gilles Garnier in Dole in 1573, there was clear evidence against some wolf but none against the accused.

Until the 20th century, wolf attacks on humans were an occasional, but still widespread feature of life in Europe. Some scholars have suggested that it was inevitable that wolves, being the most feared predators in Europe, were projected into the folklore of evil shapeshifters.

Some modern researchers have tried to explain the reports of werewolf behaviour with recognised medical conditions. Dr Lee Illis of Guy's Hospital in London wrote a paper in 1963 entitled On Porphyria and the Aetiology of Werewolves, in which he argues that historical accounts on werewolves could have in fact been referring to victims of congenital porphyria, stating how the symptoms of photosensitivity, reddish teeth and psychosis could have been grounds for accusing a sufferer of being a werewolf.

This is however argued against by Woodward, who points out how mythological werewolves were almost invariably portrayed as resembling true wolves, and that their human forms were rarely physically conspicuous as porphyria victims. Others have pointed out the possibility of historical werewolves having been sufferers of hypertrichosis, a hereditary condition manifesting itself in excessive hair growth. However, Woodward dismissed the possibility, as the rarity of the disease ruled it out from happening on a large scale, as werewolf cases were in medieval Europe.

People suffering from Down syndrome have been suggested by some scholars to have been possible originators of werewolf myths. Woodward suggested rabies as the origin of werewolf beliefs, claiming remarkable similarities between the symptoms of that disease and some of the legends. Woodward focused on the idea that being bitten by a werewolf could result in the victim turning into one, which suggested the idea of a transmittable disease like rabies. 

However, the idea that lycanthropy could be transmitted in this way is not part of the original myths and legends and only appears in relatively recent beliefs. Lycanthropy can also be met with as the main content of a delusion, for example, the case of a woman has been reported who during episodes of acute psychosis complained of becoming four different species of animals

Characteristics

The beliefs classed together under lycanthropy are far from uniform, and the term is somewhat capriciously applied. The transformation may be temporary or permanent; the were-animal may be the man himself metamorphosed; may be his double whose activity leaves the real man to all appearance unchanged; may be his soul, which goes forth seeking whom it may devour, leaving its body in a state of trance; or it may be no more than the messenger of the human being, a real animal or a familiar spirit, whose intimate connection with its owner is shown by the fact that any injury to it is believed, by a phenomenon known as repercussion, to cause a corresponding injury to the human being.

There were/is many ways that one may become a werewolf. How to achieve this varies depending on where you are at. One of the simplest being the removal of clothing and putting on a belt made of wolfskin. Drinking rainwater out of the footprint of the animal in question or from certain enchanted streams were also considered effectual modes of accomplishing metamorphosis.In Italy, France and Germany, it was said that a man or woman could turn into a werewolf if he or she, on a certain Wednesday or Friday, slept outside on a summer night with the full moon shining directly on his or her face. In other cases, the transformation was supposedly accomplished by Satanic allegiance for the most loathsome ends, often for the sake of sating a craving for human flesh.

So, as you see the idea and history of the werewolf is a long and varied legend. Now, in our day and age, we don't get very many reports of werewolves. But we do get a growing number of Dogman reports and it makes me wonder if these Dogmen are the Werewolves of days gone by.  There is a common perception that dogman are more aggressive than bigfoot. This seems to fall in line with the history of werewolves. So, maybe there is a connection.


(source wikipedia )

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~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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Monckton's Gazeka, also called the Papuan Devil-Pig, is a cryptid, an animal said to have been seen on Papua New Guinea in the early 20th century. It is said to resemble a tapir or giant sloth, having a long, proboscis-like snout, and some theories suggest it may be the descendant of an extinct marsupial belonging to the family Palorchestidae.

Totally separate from that cryptid (to which the name 'Monckton's Gazeka' was confusingly applied by person(s) unknown) is the 'real' Gazeka, which was the creation of the English comic actor, George Graves, who introduced it as a bit of by-play in the musical, The Little Michus at Daly's Theatre, London, in 1905. A contemporary magazine described it thus: "According to Mr. Graves, the Gazeka was first discovered by an explorer who was accompanied in his travels by a case of whiskey, and who half thought that he had seen it before in a sort of dream." Graves's idea became a fad of the season and George Edwardes mounted a competition to encourage artists to give sketches of what the beast might look like. Charles Folkard won the competition, and the Gazeka suddenly appeared in the form of various items of novelty jewellery, charms, etc., and was taken up by Perrier, the sparkling water makers, for a series of advertisements. Children attending matinĂ©e performances at Daly's during the 1905–06 Christmas holidays were presented with "a materialized Gazeka, the Unique Toy of the Season". The Gazeka also featured in a special song and dance in the entertainment Akezag, at the London Hippodrome at Christmas, 1905.
Firby-Smith, a schoolboy in P.G. Wodehouse's 1909 novel Mike, has the nickname "Gazeka" because of a supposed physical resemblance.
- Source: wikipedia -

But, there is more relating to this creature. There was this stone, carved figure found in the Ambum river valley, which is now Papua New Guinea. The stone figure dates back to prehistoric times and many feel it could be a representation of the ctyptid Devil Pig.


The old statue.

Papua New Guinea is home to a large number of what I'd would call odd or unusual looking animals. It has many different kind of rats and bats, so are pretty large. A good number of new species is commonly found in Papua New Guinea, as well.

So, could the Devil pig be real? I think there is a good possibility that either this creature is still there or was at one time. It also has a lot of similarities with the Giant sloth, which we have some records of. Maybe it was some kind of subspecies of the giant sloth.




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I know this may not be a very exciting post but knowing what animals are in an area can help us decide if the area is capable of supporting a Bigfoot. I know this area I call "Area 1" has plenty of fresh water and an ample food supply.

So I thought I would share a short video of some of the animals I captured on this last set up of game camera.

Here is the short video.



The 2 does came through almost every day and the crow really seemed to like my apples or he was just being a camera hog. I have several videos of the crow getting apples and several of the squirrel zipping about.

I hope you enjoyed that little video. I still have a few clips I need to look at, maybe I'll find something bigger in them.


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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TCC's booth at Paranormal for Paws
For those who may not know, Paranormal for Paws is an event that brings together the paranormal field and the animal care field in an effort to raise awareness of the work done by no kill animal shelters in New England.

Even though TCC was a late addition to this event, we think the cause is great and are proud we were able to take part. I also want to send a special thanks to the gang over at S.T.U.R.S. for all their help, they were phenomenal!



Here is a picture of S.T.U.R.S.'s booth.

I also invite you to like their facebook page - Click here to go to it.









Our buddy Jonathan Wilk from Team Squatchachusetts was also at the event.










I would also like to thank TCC team member Jason Morse for all the work he did getting ready for this event and the time he took to represent us.


Here is Jason with Shannon Silvia from Ghost Hunters International.


We have plans of participating in several other events this year. Please watch this page and our Facebook Page for details. If all goes well maybe some of you can stop by at some of these events and say hi to us.









Also a big thanks to the folks at Paranormal for Paws for having us on board this year. We wish them continued success.

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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Was this paranormal activity caught on camera?


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 Sixth Sense of Dogs - Paranormal Activity Caught on Camera

I haven't posted a ghost video for a long time and this one, real or not, was kind of interesting.

Dogs have a strong sixth sense for lots of things, including paranormal things.This dog kept seeing something outside the window, so the owner ran a video camera to find out if he could capture something. But that didn't turn out to be the interesting part. The movement outside the window could easily be a person or animal, but watch the blinds move as the dog is looking out the window.

What do you think? Real or fake? ********DF





[source: Rather freaky ]


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