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Wood Knocks In Oregon

This report comes from TCC's Bobby and Corinna Long. It seems Bobby, his son Hunter and Hunter's friend Mya had a frightening experience. This happened on Saturday October 3, 2020 at around 9 pm in Douglas County Oregon.

Here is the report from Bobby.


Possible Bigfoot Seen in Carberry Creek Area

Several days ago I got a report sent in of a possible bigfoot sighting in the Carberry Creek area of Oregon. I went to google maps and found the general area of the event. Oregon is a great place for bigfoot, with plenty of food and water sources.

Here is the report/message I got about the sighting.
Mock up image of sighting
I got this report in a couple days ago. It is interesting, as I do not think I have ever had a report of a Bigfoot in a Hay field. So, the question would be what was it doing there? Maybe it was just passing through, or maybe it was looking for a rabbit. It seems these types of fields attract a lot of rabbits. Then again, could it have been getting some of the hay for bedding? I guess we will never know.

Well, in any case, here is the sighting report.

Out Fox a Fox?


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!


 
Want To Gain More Knowledge About Bigfoot?
Maybe You’re Doing It All Wrong
By Dorraine Fisher

    Every once in a while, I go back and watch really old documentaries about bigfoot. Some might think it’s humorous or simply a waste of time, but there’s a really good reason I do it. It helps me realize that progress is being made in the field. No matter how many people are still laughing or turning up their noses at the subject, I know great strides have been made. It points me in the direction to go from here, because there’s still a lot left to learn.

But there is so much debate and so many roadblocks get thrown up on our way. How do we rise above all that and really expand our ability to gain knowledge on the subject?

Well, the answer is somewhat complicated, and at the same time, as plain as the nose on your face. Every time we’ve made assumptions about these creatures or listened to science when it developed hypotheses, they’ve been turned on their ear…or at least educated suggestions have caused reasonable doubt. So, as strange as it may sound, when we’re trying to solve all the little mysteries of Bigfoot, maybe we need to just automatically turn our attention to the opposite side of the spectrum. Flip it on its underbelly and examine it from the other side.

The first original hypothesis is that they are some kind of great ape. It made sense, right? That’s what they look like. It seems logical.  But the judgment made by science was to assume that they should fit into a category that matched the behavior and appearance of other great apes. But now most of us are slowly beginning to realize they don’t quite fit into this category since they don’t always behave like gorillas, and they seem much more advanced. If they are indeed a great ape, they need a whole new category for classification; one that defies the old rules.  So if they don’t fit into that great ape category, are they a great ape or not?  Do we give them a new category, or do we try to slip them into one of the conventional ones?

It was originally believed that sasquatches require wilderness in which to live and the enormous food source that wilderness has to offer. But the pin points on the sightings map are getting closer together and venturing out into non-wilderness areas more and more. The term “suburban bigfoot” is starting to creep into our consciousness as more sightings are closer to home.  Once again, our hairy friends made liars out of us.

And now the new idea is that they may be some kind of human. Okay, fine. Let’s work on that. Hundreds of sightings suggest a human-like appearance. It seems logical that some kind of offshoot of our species survived in its original “wild” state alongside us for all these thousands of years, undetected. It could happen. It would explain their seemingly high intelligence level.  But what criteria do we use to decide something is “human?”

For years, it appeared that science rejected this theory anyway, to some degree. Possibly because so many thinkers have a problem with calling something human if it’s not at least nearly as sophisticated as we are; meaning a similar intelligence level, progress level, and level of basic ability and technical ability.  Chimps are our known closest living relatives, but they are not considered human since they haven’t built civilizations or super computers, or they simply can’t put pegs in holes as fast as a human.  Is that what defines something as human? Or is it simply DNA structure? And who decides?

So this begs the question: do we need to rethink everything? Probably, because here’s the thing: If bigfoot has taught us anything, it’s that some things just can’t be lumped into the normal categories. Sometimes we have to be able to think beyond what’s acceptable and normal and…classifiable.

We humans have this burning need to categorize, classify, lump into groups, organize into files, and buy furniture with drawers just so we can wrap our minds around certain things. Just so we can make sense of things that wouldn’t otherwise make sense.  Why? Because that’s how our brains process things. That’s how we were designed.  We can’t help it, right? Well, not so fast. Because the most amazing thing about the brain is that you can use your own mind to conquer the limitations of your own mind.  Just knowing you NEED to think differently can open up a whole new world of thought. We can all go places we’ve never gone before…right inside the confines of our own heads.  If you understand what puts limitations on your thinking, it suddenly won’t be limiting any more.  And that’s because the human mind is capable of so much more than we think.  And each and every one of us has that capability. And that’s the mind you need when you’re trying to sort out the details about cryptids.

People who believe in bigfoot, the paranormal, the mysterious, are one step ahead of the rest. If you’ve seen strange things that you couldn’t explain or if you’ve had things happen to you that defied reason, you have a distinct advantage.  Your brain has learned something very important.  Your imagination has the ability to stretch beyond the norm.  You’ve had to sort that out in your mind and find a way to make peace with it and come to understand that there are things out there that you may never fully understand.  And when you can do that, you’ve made a huge leap towards actually coming to understand, not only that, but a lot of other things too.  And that’s an amazing advance in human brain evolution, right inside your own head.
 
So, what if we’re all not weird after all? What if we’re just psychologically advanced?  That might seem funny, but is it really? Sure, it’s a lot of fun to talk about Bigfoot,  but there’s a lot we can derive from it besides fun. It’s an exercise in being able to begin to comprehend something that was once thought to be beyond comprehension.

The world of bigfoot research is strange in many ways. But it’s an opportunity to learn to step outside the comfort zone of our cozy little conventional thought box and imagine that things might be different than what we think. Because with bigfoot, that’s very probable.
**********DF

   
       





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Bigfoot in lake
Bigfoot Steps out of Lake?

This report by TCC's Jimmy Craze. Jimmy is an avid outdoors man who enjoys fishing and bigfooting. He conducts field research and witness interviews for The Crypto Crew.




Possible Bigfoot Seen in Lake

This report comes from Georgia and it happened about a month ago. It was at  a lake in Temple, Ga.

While Jimmy was out fishing in his boat one night he seen some bright eye shine next to a house but it appeared to be in the lake.
Upon investigating the area he took the above photo of a very large wet footprint on the edge of the bank of the lake.

In the above photo Jimmy is standing with his heels are on a big tree root that runs across the edge of the bank and from that root towards the lake, it drops down to the water about 1-1/2 to 2 ft.

After doing more investigating and returning in the daylight the next day, Jimmy took this photo for an after picture.


 In the after photo you can see the root running along the bank. I have placed an arrow to show the direction the foot track was going.
And right next to this was a 6 ft fence with knee to waist high weeds and against the fence it was trampled down were something has been walking there quite often.

So, could it have been a Bigfoot in the lake? It is very possible it could have been. It is also highly doubtful that a person would have been wadding around the lake at night. Plus if you think about the eye shine, a person would not give off eye shine.

Has anyone else seen a bigfoot in a lake or stream? If so please let us know.

Of course, we can not say for 100 percent that it was a Bigfoot, but it is very possible.

Jimmy is continuing to investigate the area for other evidence that Bigfoot is visiting this lake.

We hope to have an update at a later time.

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Bigfoot - More human than human?


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!






Now That Bigfoot Is A Type Of Human…
How Is Research Going To Be Affected?
By Dorraine Fisher

So now, many researchers are now referring to sasquatches as people. And that’s fine for the researchers doing it. There’s nothing wrong with it at all in that respect. It keeps them thinking and more focused on the cause. But I’m trying to decide if this is always good for the research itself.

What kind of roadblocks could we encounter while we’re trying to learn more about them while, at the same time, thinking of them as humans?

Let me explain what I mean.

Bigfoot, as we still like to affectionately call them, or Sasquatches, Sasquatch people, etc. are still quite a great mystery for us. There is so much left to learn; so much work left to do. So our minds need to be wide open at all times to whatever discoveries lay ahead. And we have to be able to really see the evidence in front of us when we find it, without bias or other influences interfering.

Anthropomorphism is the tendency for humans to assign human features and qualities to other living things. This is prevalent in children’s stories where animals talk and act like humans.

But the point was never made better than when Danny Vendramini, a film director, challenged conventional science and National Geographic’s portrayal of what Neanderthals may have looked like. They often depict Neanderthals looking not so different from us. Even attractive in a way we understand attractiveness in ourselves. Vendramini did his homework and came up with a different theory that opened up a new door in research. He pointed out that, with the real evidence at hand, there is no reason whatsoever to believe that Neanderthals had light, mostly hairless skin or small, human-like eyes. He surmised there is no reason to believe Neanderthals looked like us at all. It’s really only been a guess made my science, prototyped by anthropomorphism.

So, what am I getting at?

Even though it’s believed that sasquatches are a type of human, we need to be very careful about assigning human qualities to them before we know what qualities they really have.

Just because they’re extremely intelligent doesn’t mean their intelligence is or needs to be exactly like ours. All animals that have adapted to their environment are intelligent in the way that is important for their own survival. Intelligence takes on different meanings with different living things.

We humans have a tendency to think we’re smarter than other creatures because we’ve evolved the way we have. But the jury’s still out on whether we can really say that’s true, given the state of our world.

A point was made recently in a discussion group that sasquatches might possibly use tools. And since we’ve never witnessed this, we can only assume that it’s very possible that they do. Though we’re not sure they have opposable thumbs. But the idea that they need opposable thumbs in order to use tools is a type of anthropomorphism. We shouldn’t assume that if they don’t have opposable thumbs, they can’t possibly use tools. It could mean they use tools in a completely different way than we’d expect; one that doesn’t require opposable thumbs.

Seeing them as humans that may share our attributes is okay. But learning more about them can be brought to a screeching halt and we can be set completely onto the wrong course if we make assumptions about them having all human qualities, doing human things, and thinking human thoughts in the exact same way we do. This is a different creature that lives in a totally different environment than us, and has had to adapt a very different skill set. There is every reason to believe they are very different beings than us…entirely.

So the only danger in seeing them as humans is that it clouds our judgment of evidence and puts up roadblocks to the truth about their behavior. And it’s so important for us to see the truth.

And what does being human really mean anyway? What’s so great about us that we should want them to be like us? We could all argue that point forever, but by my standards for humans, they may be more like the humans we SHOULD have always been. *******DF
  
  

[Special Thanks to Dan Baker and the members of A.P.E. ]



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Possible Bigfoot Sounds


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.


I have attempted to enhance the audio file of some possible Bigfoot sounds recorded by Brian Sons.
These sounds where recorded in Mississippi where Brian has been having Bigfoot activity.

It's still a little hard to hear the audio but here it is.



Possible Bigfoot Sounds Recorded In Mississippi by CryptoTV+


We hope to have more from Brian in the future.

Thanks
~Tom~





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Bigfoot digging in dirt


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 month or so ago we featured a very short video clip of what appeared to be a Bigfoot digging in dirt.  You can view the video by Clicking here, At first there was hope that the video was real. I got the clip from Pearl Prihoda and she stated up front that she didn't film it or know much about it.  I knew I had seen the short clip somewhere before but just couldn't place it. Well, thanks to Johnny Bigfoot, we discovered the true origins of the bigfoot digging in the dirt video. It was part of a Bigfoot documentary called Bigfoot - The Definitive Guide. The show was featured on The History Channel.

Even after seeing that the short clip was from a documentary some still hold the clip in high regards and consider it to be of a real bigfoot. Could they have used a clip of a real bigfoot in their film? Highly doubtful. 

So this got me to looking around on the internet for more information about his small part of this documentary film. The film itself was nothing to really write home about, but this short part of it seemed to strike a core with some people.

Well, during my searching for info about this clip I was able to find a full colored photo of the bigfoot digging in the dirt and here it is.
Bigfoot digging in dirt - color version
Bigfoot digging in dirt.
Hopefully, with this colored picture people can now see that this is clearly a bigfoot costume and the clip was a staged event to drive home a point in the documentary.

Thanks
~Tom~ 


 




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Brian Sons



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.


Interview with Bigfoot Researcher Brian Sons

In our continuing interview series we talk with Brian Sons. Brian runs the facebook group Onyx Knights Paranormal: Cryptids and has a very successful Blog Talk Radio program called Onyx Knights Paranormal Radio.You can keep up with his guest and show time on the facebook page Onyx Knights Paranormal.

- Start Interview -

TM: How long have you been researching/studying bigfoot?

BS: I have always had an interest in the subject of Sasquatch since I was a child. I saw my first when I was 11 years old. I had a few other occurrences since then and really started to go out into the field at night in 2010.

TM: What got you interested in Bigfoot, Was there a particular event that got you started? 

BS: I'd have to go all the way back to the 70s with the Sasquatch movie and Six Million Dollar Man series. Though I had had many incidents through my life that, at the time, I did not associate with Sasquatch. I now know they were. I'd have to say the event that truly got me started was having rocks thrown at me and my son.

TM: During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a bigfoot?(details please)

BS: I have had one roar at me and my teammate Melissa Peacock from about 50 yards away. Though it was scary at the time, we never felt threatened or in fear of our lives. The roar was more of a territorial thing. We were on a trail behind it while it was looking over a field. I think we startled it.  I have also had branch breaking and tree shaking in very close proximity to me while out there alone. I stood my ground and did not feel even then in fear of my life or any grave danger.

TM: It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack bigfoot research, How do you deal with it?

BS: How do I deal with skeptics? I don't really! I simply ask them if they ever go out in the woods alone in the middle of the night. A large percentage say no. I then comment on how they will never know from sitting at home on a couch! Until you are out there doing it and experiencing it, you really have no clue as to what is really going on out there. I think there is a skeptic in all of us. Or there should be. If I were not skeptical, then I would think everything in the woods was a Sasquatch. Every noise! Every movement! In the end, my research would be very biased and would truly warrant skepticism!

TM: Would you like to see Bigfoot accepted and/or proven to the general public?

BS: This is a tough question. I would love that, though I don't think it will ever happen. I believe certain branches of the government already know the truth of their existence. I'd hate to see them hunted by ignorant poachers. I'd hate to see the public at large have so much fear of them that they stop their normal recreational activities. I say quite often that I am not trying to prove to the world that they exist! I know they do! The world can get out there and find out the same why I have. For me, it's a more personal experience. Not to prove they exist, but to understand them. I envy them actually! In my mind, they are the ones who got it right!

TM: What is your favorite time of year to research/study bigfoot, When do you have your most success?

BS: I have had activity at all times of the year. Though I find Fall and Spring most eventful.

TM: Do you have a favorite Bigfoot story or report?

BS: I don't really. I feel that my own experiences are sufficient enough. I go out in the woods by myself usually every night. I have certain areas where I know they frequent. I have had great interaction and audio recordings from wood knocks, to howls, to even a type of communication between them. I know what I experience is factual and true to me. I think that would be what I would tell the skeptics, go out there and experience it for yourself!

TM: What would you be doing if you wasn't researching/studying bigfoot?

BS: Going crazy? LOL Seriously, it is addictive! When you would rather be out there in the woods instead of at home in a warm bed with your significant other, you know you're either hooked or not in the best of relationships! LOL
I don't know really! I'm a sculptor/artist so I would probably be pursuing that even more than I already do.

Thanks for doing the interview and good luck with all that you do.

- End Interview -

As mentioned by Brian, he does sculptors and is very good at it.  He should show more of his sculptor work. I found some picture on his facebook site. Impressive.

Ok folks, that concludes out 14th, yes 14th installment of our interview series. I hope you are enjoying them and I hope you pick out some of these fine folks and give them some support.

Thanks
~Tom~




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Bigfoot researcher
Cliff Barackman


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.


Interview with Researcher Cliff Barackman
 
The interview series squatches on with our 13th installment.  Who better to talk with than Cliff Barackman. I know most, if not all, of you know Cliff from the popular TV show Finding Bigfoot, but if you are not visiting his website (CliffBarackman.com), then you are missing a wealth of good information.

- Start Interview -

TM: How long have you been researching/studying bigfoot?

CB: I've been doing field work for 20 years now, though I was reading everything I could get my hands on about bigfoot for a while before that.  I have been camping and backpacking for nearly all my life.

TM: What got you interested in Bigfoot, Was there a particular event that got you started?

CB: I've always loved “monsters” since I was a little boy, so I would watch “In Search Of...” and the other 1970's television shows as I was growing up.  However, it was in college that my academic interests turned toward this field.  I had a few-hour break between classes, so I started hanging out in the college library to kill time.  I'd wander the isles picking books off of the shelf in subjects that I was interested in, mostly the sciences.  One day I stumbled into the Anthropology section and found some books on sasquatches.  I pulled a book off the shelf (Manlike Monsters on Trial by Halpin and Ames) that was basically a collection of journal articles on the subject written by scientists.  This book changed things for me because I saw that a small number of academics were pursuing the subject, not just fringe laymen as was my belief.  I then moved onto some of the books by John Green and learned about the sheer number of people who were all reporting the same thing.  Finally, Dr. Krantz's excellent book (Big Footprints) really set the hook for me.  I immediately started camping with the purpose of trying to see a sasquatch or to go to historic bigfoot locations.  I've been hopelessly drowning in the subject ever since.

TM:  During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a bigfoot?

CB: Not really.  I've observed a small handful of behaviors that might be considered aggressive.  I have been growl/hissed at from close range twice, but while I recognized the sound as coming from a large animal and the meaning seemed pretty clear, I didn't feel in danger.  I simply complied with leaving on one occasion (I was alone), and on the other Bobo and I whispered back and forth to each other and laughed from excitement a bit.  I've had a couple rock throwing events as well, but again, I didn't feel in danger.  My usual reaction to having a bigfoot around is one of joy, not fear.  Who knows, though?  Maybe someday one will scare the crap out of me and all that will change.  I know at least one researcher that happened to.
 
TM:  It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack bigfoot research, How do you deal with it?

CB: Skepticism is generally a good thing.  There is a lot of garbage out there regarding bigfoots, and one needs to question the validity of much of it. 
The people who strongly oppose even the possibility that sasquatches are real are another type of skeptic, holding onto their belief as if it was a religious one.  I have found that the vast majority of them haven't adequately educated themselves on the subject, so most of their arguments are moot.  I don't bother engaging with these types of skeptics in the same way that I don't bother engaging with people that think the Earth is flat.
 
There are a small number of skeptics that are well-versed in bigfoot and still don't believe in the animals.  I find them to be very useful to talk with, and I've even become good friends with a couple of them.  They give me different points of views to consider, and they ask the hard questions.  Since bigfoots are real animals, their hard questions about the subject should have good answers (and they do). 
One final note on this...  I don't really care what others think or say, as long as they are civil and polite.  Disagreeing with someone about bigfoot is a very minor thing in life, and this subject should never be used as an excuse to be a jerk.

TM:  Would you like to see Bigfoot accepted and/or proven to the general public?

CB: “Acceptance” and “proven” are two entirely different things.  For example, on most Native American reservations, the presence of sasquatches is accepted by the residents.  They live alongside each other in peace with a general understanding.  I would love to see this happen in more places, especially with the dominant Euro-American culture.
 
For most of the public, and all scientists, to have the species “proven” will demand a holotype, or a dead one to dissect and describe in a journal article.  I do not in any way support this, but solely from a position of compassion.  I think it is inappropriate to kill something like a sasquatch to satisfy our curiosity about them.  I didn't always feel this way, though.  My early bigfooting days were deeply influenced by John Green and Dr. Grover Krantz, both advocates of proving the species with a bullet.  It was through learning about sasquatches and the other apes that increased my compassion for them to the point that I think it is simply morally wrong to kill them for any reason.  They are simply too similar to our own species both physically and mentally.  So I go bigfooting because I love the subject and the creatures, and I'm always trying to increase my knowledge of them.
Learning about bigfoots is what brought me to my no-kill position, so I advocate others to learn about them too in hopes that they will come to the same conclusion. 
That being said, one will eventually be killed for the sake of science, or an accidental kill will end up in a scientist's lab.  Since sasquatches are really there, I see this as inevitable.  I do not need to advocate killing one for it to happen, and my opposition to killing one doesn't matter much either.  Hopefully my no-kill position will influence others be compassionate towards sasquatches and will help people to not fear them.
 
TM:  What is your favorite time of year to research/study bigfoot, When do you have your most success?

CB: My favorite time of year to go bigfooting is during the summer months, but mostly because I don't like being cold.  I think I have been most successful in those months, but that might be a factor of knowing where some really good spots are that are only accessible during the summer.  I have encountered bigfoots in the winter as well.
 
TM:  Do you have a favorite Bigfoot story or report?

CB: Not really.  After hearing and reading literally thousands of eyewitness accounts over the years, most of them tend to blur together.  It's so hard to narrow them down to a favorite.  I love the sighting reports that tell me a good location, or those that show some interesting behavior on the part of the sasquatch.  Those are the reports that really get me excited nowadays.

Some reports do stand out, though, like the biologist who saw a lanky, emaciated “orangutan” in the Trinity Alps of California basking on a rocky outcropping.  The man watched it for a few seconds trying to figure out what he was looking at when suddenly the sasquatch's head turned back towards him, almost like an owl's, and it stared at him for a few brief seconds with expressionless animal eyes before springing away across the rocks and slipping through a gap that seemed far too narrow for it to fit through.  The witness told me it looked almost spider-like because of the length of its limbs.  Because of his biological background, the witness had many interesting observations about its anatomy that spurred a fascinating exchange between us about the habits of the creatures in regard to the details he saw.
I also love piecing together the details surrounding footprint finds.  Most of the documentation of the footprint casts is scattered and incomplete, so I spend a lot of time chasing down details about the stories behind the casts for my footprint cast database on my website.  I think that these details add a lot of credibility to the casts, and they certainly round out the stories of their findings.  New casts are always coming to light as well through this research.  I love all the casting stories.

TM:  What would you be doing if you weren't researching/studying bigfoot?

CB: I guess I'd be wasting my time.

Thanks for doing the interview and we wish you continued success. Thanks for the work you do outside of the TV show.

- End Interview -

We hope to have many more good things in the near future, so keep watching our site.

Thanks
~Tom~


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Bigfoot TV Shows
Do They Help Research Or Hurt It?

 
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!




Bigfoot TV Shows
Do They Help Research Or Hurt It? Researchers Weigh In
By Dorraine Fisher

With the influx of Bigfoot TV shows in the wake of a lot of breakthroughs in bigfoot research, a lot of researchers complain these shows make a mockery of them and those who are serious about the subject. Especially in light of so much money changing hands sometimes, and so many supposed authorities on the subject suddenly emerging out of the shadows.

"In my opinion, these TV bigfoot shows create a phony set of "experts" and the general public are just unaware that there are no "experts" when it comes to bigfoot. Thomas Marcum, founder of our team said in a recent statement. "Yes, there are some knowledgeable people out there, but please don't believe everything you see on these shows," he said. "They are created mostly for entertainment and profit."

Profit is the one big thing that factors in the most with these complaints about the shows. And it’s the main thing that gets under the skin of those researchers who work quietly in the background on a shoestring budget and don’t get too much credit for what they do and virtually no monetary reward.

And audiences, who are usually far removed from the technological and scientific side of research and everything that really goes on in real investigations can easily be convinced that individuals chosen for these shows are "experts" on the subject. It’s true that a few of them know a great deal, but most were chosen for the purpose of making the shows interesting and keeping people watching.

Another complaint is that the shows are more interested in turning a profit than really finding proof Bigfoot exists. But I’ve often heard, under the table in the dark, that if Bigfoot is proved to exist, then the mystery goes away. And the mystery is what sells it. So if you prove they exist, the money goes away. At least that’s what some fear. Many write books and create documentaries innocently enough in order to inform the public of their findings and tell their stories, but there will always be a few that just want to make money. And that creates the fear in the community that hoaxes are born from this mentality. And it severely cuts into those who do the work to actually prove existence. And that’s what the bigfoot TV shows often represent to them. Fame, money, and no proof or substance.

The shows like Finding Bigfoot tend to focus on footage that has become famous or infamous, and isn’t necessarily accepted by real researchers in the community. So viewers are led to believe all bigfoot researchers must also believe it too. When the truth is none of them agrees on every piece of footage that’s out there. All footage is fully scrutinized and debated endlessly.

And why aren’t the producers of these shows talking to the habituators: those people who claim to live near and work closely with sasquatches in something akin to a "Jane Goodall" type approach to sasquatch research based on proximity and trust building? You’d think those would be the people these shows would be the most curious about in getting some real footage of sasquatches. But maybe there’s a reason these researchers aren’t approached, as cryptozoologist, Sharon Day, founder of Ghost Hunting Theories explained in a recent conversation about sasquatches and approaching them in this way, under the belief that they are a type of human species.

"It’s misleading to show the public that going into a forest for a weekend is going to be how one gets evidence of Sasquatch. Rushing the woods in a disruptive manner is only going to put Sasquatch on their guard. They do not like intrusion by strangers and they will simply go deeper into hiding. If a cable channel wanted a true reality show with any chance of glimpses of the Sasquatch, a show would need to revolve around habituators, those who live in on property shared with Sasquatch clans. The residents would probably have to film the show themselves, something like "Ghost Adventures." It would need to unfold over time and with patience. The key thing with this "Habituation Situation" show would be to bring to light the family units of Sasquatch, their reticence in trusting us, and the way in which they are able to coexist with us with great dignity, given our antics on their land. Knocking on trees and hollering, disrupting the peace of the forest by strangers who are unpredictable, is the worst possible example to give the public of how to have Sasquatch encounters. Although it certainly makes for entertaining TV to see the use of crying baby dolls and fireworks, it is a dangerous example of how to handle a shy people like sasquatches."

In essence, that would take too much time and effort. Maybe that’s more of a project for Nova or National Geographic over a period of years.

So, is there anything good about these shows from the perspective of the researchers in the field? It seemed to me like a bit of a double-edged sword.

"There are a few people who get out in the woods often, who know more than most. But their reputation gets somewhat diminished because of the shows," says Washington State researcher, Tommy Naff. " For the outside observer, these shows do provide some value. But for the hard core researcher/enthusiast, the shows are more for passing time and amusement.

"I think it hurts as far as credibility…" Cripple Creek Colorado crytpozoologist and paranormal investigator, Leon Drew, said recently. "But puts more eyes in the woods."

This view is widely accepted among many. The shows brings more attention to the subject, but can detract from serious research that also deserves attention and doesn’t get it, as crytpid hunter, Adam Davies, who’s appeared on National Geographic documentaries and Monsterquest explains.

"I think they are certainly bringing more mainstream awareness of the subject to the general population. But I would really like to see one [show] which concentrates on a couple of really serious potential areas and concentrates professional and scientific resource. I am yet to see one that does not spend more than a week at most in an area and then moves on," he said.

But Massachusetts researcher, Dax Rushlow, a real researcher who was also a member of the original cast of Ten Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty who also has recently casted some very interesting footprints from his area has a somewhat lighter overview from his perspective.

"It’s all just TV," he said. "I like the fact it brings Sasquatch out in the general public. I still do my research the correct way. Yes, some of the shows are bad, but it makes my life easier to do my business in this field."

Yes, the bigfoot craze on TV does bring a lot of trouble for those who are serious about the subject. But it also brings a lot of new fans to the subject too. And when people become fans of Bigfoot shows, whether they believe it all today or not, they’re more than likely the ones who’ll believe tomorrow. So maybe it’s a good thing to keep their attention???

And maybe it’s not bad to make money off of Sasquatch. And maybe it’s not bad to joke about the subject. We all do it from time to time. Just don’t make a mockery of the researcher’s work that takes a lot of time and patience and effort. Don’t lead viewers to believe it’s all so simple and cut and dry and that they all think the same way.

And maybe we shouldn’t expect miracles from these shows, or for them to be exactly the way we want them. Bigfoot shows may really only mean to entertain rather than inform. Isn’t that what TV is really supposed to be? So naturally it latched onto the subject of Bigfoot. Because Bigfoot, whether you believe or not, is like the rock star of the forest. Who wouldn’t latch on to that?
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Interview With TCC's Jason Morse
 
In our 9th installment of the interview series we bring you our very own Jason Morse. Jason has been a active member of The Crypto Crew and has conducted many witness interviews and field research for the group. He also took part in my recent film, Bigfoot: The Evidence Files, and not only provided some photos but also took part as a host. Jason is slated for several projects in the future, we'll do our best to keep everyone posted.

- Start Interview -

Tom: How long have you been researching/studying Bigfoot?
JM: I've been actively researching in the woods about 4 years, but have been learning all I can about the subject for 30+ years.

Tom: What got you interested in Bigfoot, Was there a particular event that got you started?
JM: I've always been interested in the subject, but my first sighting in 2011 changed my life. I intend to research until I'm no longer physically able.

Tom: During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a Bigfoot?
JM: I've never felt like I was in danger, I've been the victim of "games", tossing acorns, circling me like they was herding me in a certain direction. I've found them, in my area anyway, too be very playful, curious, and interested creatures.

Tom: It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack Bigfoot research, How do you deal with it?
JM: I allow anyone to have their beliefs without a problem, when I'm the one being attacked for one reason or another, I simply become the bigger, more mature person and leave the environment.

Tom: Would you like to see Bigfoot accepted and/or proven to the general public?
JM: On one hand, being proven by science would be good. Steps could be taken to protect these amazing creatures to allow them to flourish without fear. On the other hand, poachers would be flooding the forests of the world trying to get one, I'd assume, much like other endangered animals are victim of. They are doing better than some may think, from my experience, so I'm all set with them continuing to be a mystery to the scientific world. I'd hate to see an article, news broadcast, or what have you with a topic of experimenting, harming, or abusing a Sasquatch.

Tom: What is your favorite time of year to research/study Bigfoot, When do you have your most success?
JM: Early spring and fall are my personal favorite times to do research. Visibility is better without full leaves on trees, less pests to annoy me in the woods, and better temperatures to hike in.

Tom: Do you have a favorite Bigfoot story or report?
JM: I've always liked the story of Albert Osterman being "kidnapped" by a clan of Bigfoot, too escape later by making the alpha male sick from snuff.

Tom: What would you be doing if you wasn't researching/studying Bigfoot?
JM: I'd probably be doing something else in the woods. I love nature and being outdoors, so I can't see me not going out for some kind of knowledge about the natural world.

Thanks for doing the interview, taking part in the documentary film and your continued work you do for the Crypto Crew. We all look forward to more from you in the future.

- End Interview -

Over the years Jason has provided us with some very good bigfoot evidence. Every thing from photos to audio evidence. Thanks again for all you do.

More interviews are on the way! I hope everyone is enjoying them.

Thanks
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Interview With Arla Williams About Bigfoot
The interview series marches on in our 8th installment. In this short interview we talk to Arla Williams. Arla recently released a book entitled My life with the Hairy People, it's a compilation of stories from her years of association with Bigfoot. She also took part in my recent film, Bigfoot: The Evidence Files, and provided some photos of Bigfoot.

- Start Interview -

Tom: How long have you been researching/studying Bigfoot?
AW: I don't consider myself a researcher even though I do document things. I have known about them for 58 yrs.

Tom: What got you interested in Bigfoot, Was there a particular event that got you started?
AW: I had my first encounter at the age of 6.

Tom: During your research/studying of Bigfoot, have you ever encountered aggressive behavior or felt in danger from a Bigfoot?
AW: I have never once felt any aggression or ever had a bad encounter. I believe that is because of my respect for them. I never push them or act disrespectfully while in the woods.

Tom: It seems Skeptics are always ready to attack Bigfoot research, How do you deal with it?
AW: I deal with skeptics as I do anyone. Everyone has a right to their opinion, even skeptics. I share what I have experienced in a respectful way.

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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.


During my years of study, witness interviews and research of bigfoot, I've seen some common misconceptions about the elusive creature.
Some of these misconceptions come from skeptics or casual researchers who have not taken the time to research the subject. This of course will not be an exhaustive list, but will serve as a general overview.

The First misconception that comes to mind and I've heard this many time, is that the bigfoot phenomenon started with the Roger Patterson film in 1967. This is totally untrue but the film and media television helped generate interest in the subject. Bigfoot sighting date back hundreds of years, not only in print but in the oral history told by Native Americans. Plus I guess I should mention there is cave art depicting what appears to be sasquatch as well.

Another misconception, and this one makes me laugh, is that many people think that there is only ONE bigfoot. That all sightings worldwide are the same bigfoot. This is utterly ridiculous and with just a little research of sighting reports and a quick read of the creatures description one could see that bigfoots come in various sizes and colors. Plus the bigfoot would need the ability to travel great distances in short spans and the ability to be in multiple places at once. This misconception leads us to the next misconception, the one where people think all bigfoot look just alike. The basic overall appearance of bigfoot are the same but bigfoot vary widely in color and size. According to reports the color of bigfoots are black, white, gray, brown, reddish, blond and other variations. Hair thickness can varies as well, according to reports. Facial features can also vary, much the way human have different features, not all humans have the same size nose. There also appears to be some body shape differences between male and female bigfoot, with the males being larger in height and width. Which makes perfect sense as in most cases males tend to be larger than females, but not always. In my personal opinion bigfoot probably differ slightly based on region. For example, bigfoot in the deep south may have a slightly different appearance than a bigfoot from Canada or Oregon. These differences may include thickness in hair, shape of head and overall body shape.

variety of bigfoot
The majority of bigfoot sightings/encounters portray the creature as curious and a friendly type of being, but there are numerous accounts of bigfoot being aggressive. I've heard many accounts from fellow researchers of aggressive behavior when infant bigfoot are involved. I have personally interviewed a few people who said they felt threatened by a close, unexpected bigfoot encounters. So don't think all bigfoots wants to be friends, some just want to be left alone. I assume that personalities of bigfoot differ much like in humans and other animals. I know from my coon hunting days that not all dogs have a gentle disposition.

The last thing I'll bring up is the misconception that bigfoot do not have a language or can speak. There are numerous accounts and some recordings of witnesses hearing bigfoot produce vocals and/or speech. I personally have heard what could have been nothing but a bigfoot speaking. I was in the woods researching a very recent sighting, I was totally alone, and I heard a mumbling voice. I could not make out what was said, it was like if someone was just our of earshot enough that you couldn't understand what they were saying. This area is still active and an area I continue to research. The event that happened to me and much more was documented in the film I made, Bigfoot: Tracking A Legend.

This of course is not all the misconceptions about bigfoot but this is some of the common ones.
Thanks for reading, please feel free to contact me if you have a sighting or want to share a report.
Contact me via the link above or via email at thecryptocrew@kih.net.

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The Crypto Show - Bigfoot in New Hampshire with Guest Jason Morse

Special guest for this show is Jason Morse. Jason is a researcher from New Hampshire. There has been a rash of sightings from this state over the last few weeks. Jason will also be talking about his personal sighting that took place in NH.

Plus a little news about some other bigfoot stories and some UFO info.

Forgive me for being a little nervous, I was rushed a little to make it on the air in time to do the show. Someone stopped by just a few minutes before the show started.

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This is a Guest Post by Alonso Vasquez. His views may be different than yours but it's important to keep an open mind. 



I would like to share the following point of view about this phenomena that intrigues
us and fascinate us all.
Since researchers have not caught, killed, or rarely even sighted a Bigfoot after
many, many years of unsuccessfully searching using guns, gadgets, and call blasting.
They should have figured out that the Sasquatch are an inter dimensional people and
not just a clever animal.
It remains obvious that the nature people possess some psychic abilities that have allowed them to stay hidden from us for so long. Not only do we need to change our outmoded field mythology, but we need to shift from the way we think, to perceive living nature as an integral part of us, not something separate, frightening, and wild. Holistically and spiritually, they are us and we are them in the Great Oneness of an interconnected universe.


Increased Number Of Yeti Sightings In Russia 


By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher

 

 

            It seems that Yeti sightings are on the rise in Russia. A forestry worker, a group of fisherman, and another individual have claimed a group of the supposed creatures are inhabiting their local area of Siberia. Three sightings have been reported recently.

            One person spotted the creature, believing it to be a human and yelled, “Do you need help?” but got no verbal response. As the creatures rushed away on two legs straight up a hill, the person realized they were covered from head to toe in fur. This person also stated,  “It could not be bears, as the bear walks on all fours, and they ran on two. Then they were gone.”

            Another sighting took place near the Mras-Su River several days later. An unnamed fisherman said, ““We saw some tall animals looking like people. Our binoculars were broken and did not let us see them sharply. We waved at the animals but they did not respond, then quickly ran back into the forest, walking on two legs. We realized that they were not in dark clothes but covered by dark fur. They did walk like people.”

            And a government official claimed a forestry inspector, Sergei Adlyakov, reported a sighting in a local national park. “The creature did not look like a bear and quickly disappeared after breaking some branches off the bushes,” he said.


Igor Burtsev
            When asked about the sightings, the head of the International Center of Hominology and prominent yeti researcher, Igor Burtsev deemed the sightings “significant.” *******DF
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With the Ketchum DNA project flopping around like a chicken with it's head chopped off (Sorry COT ) I thought it might be good to see some promising DNA work that is being done.

DNA Analysis is being used by Brian Sykes an Oxford professor on materials connected to the Yeti. He hopes to shed some light on the existence of this mythical creature and long running legends(AKA - Bigfoot).
This video is on the work being done by Sykes which is reported by NBC’s Keith Miller.
REAL SCIENCE open for all to see and learn, not some cloak and dagger project thats been ducking and hiding for over 4 years.
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The folks over at FB/FB released the following video of  what is claimed to be a sasquatch.



Here is what is said about the video.
"Camper films Sasquatch with iPhone" Uploaded 9/13/12, FB/FB saw it with just 6 views. Anonymous Camper hears activity and pulls out his Iphone and films something behind a tree from within his tent. Confirms on Huge Nocturnal eyes, tree hiding/peeking, Heavy Brow Ridge, Coned Head, sloping forehead, Gorilla-like shoulders with human-shaped face and nose, Long upper lip. Many features of archaic humans. This is a preliminary analysis. Will eventually be released in color."

FB/FB has done some good work in the past but some of their analysis can be questioned.
As for this video I think we really need to see the color version.
I have compared a still frame from the video to a known bigfoot suit....see what you think.

Still frame - bigfoot suit 

Looks pretty close to me,but hard to say for sure...I'd guess the color version would show more detail either way. Maybe bigfoot suffers from male pattern baldness?
In any case it is a somewhat interesting video and it will be fun to see where this ends up.
Thanks goes to FB/FB for sharing the video.

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UPDATE: I have done a little more research into the origin of this video. It appears that this new group of people from the website shootingsasquatch.com released the video. This is their first release of a actual bigfoot video but it seems like they have more coming. No other real info about the group is on the website, but just seems kind of spoofy to me. Shooting sasquatch....do they mean with a gun or a camera? I think they mean with a camera ,Butchykid style. 



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The Instincts Of A Sasquatch

What Can We Learn About Ourselves From The Hairy Ones?

By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher

 

    
            We’re so impressed by the survival and hiding skills of sasquatches. And we often act so surprised that they manage to pull the wool over our eyes nearly every time. But should we be?

            In looking at a some pictures of sasquatches, we can often see human-like eyes looking back. Many individuals who’ve seen them face to face describe a certain level of knowing and intelligence in those eyes that can’t be clearly defined. Maybe we see ourselves in them; maybe it strikes a human chord inside of us.  But for these amazing creatures who’ve managed to elude us for thousands of years, maybe it’s really a lot simpler than that.  Maybe they’ve ingeniously yet naturally honed a skill that we’ve lost. And if they are indeed one of our closest living relatives, what can they teach us about what we all might be capable of?

            Our instincts are not something we think about in our day to day life. Mostly we just go about our days reacting to what happens around us thinking we’re just hapless victims of whatever the world wants to throw our way. But our animal friends including the hairy ones have a different take on things and maybe that’s what makes them a bit smarter than us on some levels. 

            Bigfoot researchers and enthusiasts are almost always nature lovers. If you’ve ever seen the creature, it’s possibly because you spend a fair amount of time outdoors. And chances are, like me, you’ve seen many animals and you have a better understanding of their ways.

            When I walk into the woods and lose sight of buildings and the sounds of traffic and “civilization,” something kicks in inside me. There are things out there that might jump out and scare me at any moment. There are predators out there big enough to kill and eat me... and yet I keep walking. But as I do, I can feel myself tuning in to my surroundings. My hearing seems to become better, my eyes seem to notice colors and shapes better, and I feel suddenly more awake. And essentially more alive. I think that’s why I love it so much.

            I was told many years ago that in order to fine tune my instincts I needed to use them every day. Use them and trust them and really listen to what that sixth sense is telling me. We’re all animals after all. We’re essentially still supposed to be out there every day living in the wild living like the rest of them. But somehow we became the one creature intelligent enough to defy our innate birthright and assume to “conquer” nature.

            And humans are the only animals intelligent enough to ignore their instincts and sometimes get themselves in trouble...or even dead.  Maybe we’ve really conquered nothing accept our natural selves the way we were meant to be.

            Maybe this is why bigfoot seems to have such a psychological edge over us and manages to stay hidden so well. Maybe he’s just being himself, using the gifts of survival he’s been given.  Maybe we’re capable of so much more in this respect. But we’re too busy being what we define as human, and losing the skill of our instincts that we were meant to use. ********DF




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