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Its that time of year again, its time for the 5th annual Harlan Haunt Fest!
What is Haunt Fest you ask? Well, here is a little run down.

Harlan Haunt Fest is a popular culture and horror festival in the mountains of Harlan County Kentucky that features genre celebrities from film, TV, music, art and literature, along with special events, contests, prizes, Cosplay, crafts, music, masquerade, and all sorts of good fun, celebrating our haunted mountains and the Halloween season. Haunt Fest also blends in some Cryptozoology and paranormal, after all some of that stuff is pretty scary.

Now, here is TCC News host Jennifer Fugate and paranormal wizard Tony Felosi to tell you even more about this upcoming event!

During the recent Pine Mountain Paracon the even finished off with a investigation of the historic Bell Theater located in downtown Pineville. This event was open to the general public and we had a good number of people show up and take part in the investigation. Much of the investigation was broadcast live over facebook.

The video that follows is that live broadcast along with a couple of interviews with some of the folks that took part. The investigation was very successful and the interaction was nothing short of amazing.
During my Bigfoot presentation. Photo by Lisa Peters
This past Saturday we had the first every Pine Mountain Paracon. This event was hosted at the beautiful Pine Mountain State Resort Park. If you have never been to Pine Mountain, you own it to yourself to make the trip. It is such a beautiful area, with loads of hike trails, things to see and even a zipline. And the food is terrific.

The Paracon featured several presentations on various topics combined with some local musical talent in between presenters. What made this event stand out was that not only was it a free event, it was an all day event. The doors opened at 11am and we finished off downtown at the Bell Theater for a live ghost hunt. The Paracon lasted until 10 pm. I can tell you my legs and feet were wore out.

I just thought I would do a little post covering what an amazing event I was at this past Saturday. I was a vendor and I guess a minor celebrity, at this years Harlan Haunt Fest. I had a great time and got to see some old friends and make some new ones. My table was next to fellow crypid researcher Ron Coffey.

The event was an all day affair but there were also activities later into the night if a person wanted to continue. But for me the day started at 7am and ended at about 7pm, so by then I was pretty spent.

Just a very short video with some highlights from this past Saturdays event. The short video includes pictures and some short clips from a few presentations.The event was a success and I had a good time and meet some cool people. I didn't get to hear all of the presentation but the ones I did get to catch were very good.

I just thought I would give everyone an update on this upcoming free event. I will be one of the speakers and I hope you will come to the event and talk with me.

Here is the new information and finalized speaker list.

The Panel of Lecturers for April 22nd's "ParaMountain Lecture Series" has been finalized, and we are excited to present an impressive assemblage of special speakers who will be talking about various mysterious and peculiar happenings in the hills. Take a look at our special speakers and the theme of their presentations.

Here is the list and more info:

I wanted to promote an upcoming bigfoot seminar that is taking place on March 25th near my home town. It takes place in the Harlan public library in Harlan county Kentucky. It will start at 1:30pm and end at 5:30pm.

This event is put on by Cook Cryptid Research and will feature the following speakers:
Michael Cook, Tony Felosi and Sam Deloach. It will be a fun and free event. There will be evidence on display and each speaker will have a presentation.

As some of you may recall, I spoke at last year's event (found here) and we had an awesome time. There was a good turn out and good questions. I expect this year to be just as great or better.

Harlan Haunt Fest Coming In October!

Oh boy! Make sure not to miss this years Harlan Haunt Fest that takes place in my neighboring county of Harlan, Kentucky. The event has gotten bigger and better each year and this year is no different. This years event has some very popular and famous authors, artist, and paranormal investigators. This year there is even a Chili cook off with Celebrity Chef Joe Arvin!

Here is a short list of some of scheduled guest:

Jeremy Ambler from Walking Dead, Russ McCubbin who has been in numerous movies and TV shows, Artist B.C. Hepner, Matthew Atchley the founder and lead artist of Hot Spot Studios, award winning artist Chuck Mullins, radio personality and author Ian Punnett, Paranormal investigator Joe Clark, Paranormal investigator Tony Felosi and several others.

Here is a short list of some of the scheduled events:

Chili Cook off, Horror & fantasy art contest, Historic Ghost walk, Mortal Kombat X Tournament, Fear Challenge, Cosplay and more!

This years headlining music act is Dirty Gunnz! DIRTY GUNNZ, a melodic, hard rock band that specializes in 80’s glam/hair-band covers and originals..

On top of all of this there will also be vendors and various displays! It is sure to be a good time.
This event takes place on October 15th, 2016 in Harlan County Kentucky.  So, make plans to be there, who knows you might even see me there.

You can find more information at the website and facebook pages.
Website - Harlan Haunt Fest!
Facebook -FB Harlan Haunt Fest

This is a great local event that is gaining visitors from all over, and I hope you can attend. This area also has a lot of bigfoot sightings and reports and is a county in which I conduct bigfoot research. I have been invited to be a guest at this event several times, but for one reason or another I can't seem to do it. This year I may at least be able to go to the event and take in some of the sightings and events...I didn't want to commit to being a guest and then have to cancel due to something coming up. If all goes well, I might actually get to go this year, wish be luck, and hope to see you there.


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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What an incredible event we had on Saturday (20th) for a couple of great kids. Overall, we had a very good turn out and raised some money for Hunter and Luke. The city of Jenkins was very welcoming to all of us and Mayor Todd Depriest was very helpful getting things set up.

If you missed the event, I will write a briefly summary and share some of the photos. The event was a Bigfoot presentation event with the main goal being to raise some funds for two families devastated by the terrible thing we call cancer. I think we would be hard pressed to find any person who's lives have not been touched in some way by cancer. Somewhere in out lives we have had someone, family or friend, suffer from cancer. So, we were more than happy to take part in this event.

Myself and Charlie Raymond of Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization both did presentations. I rarely do these types of things, mainly because I'm rather shy by nature, but this was a great cause. My presentation was short and mainly focused on my own personal research and findings. I did briefly cover some of our teams findings in other locations. I'm shy and nervous talking to larger groups, but have a much easier time talking to 3 or 4 people at a time. I enjoyed talking to everyone and I got to hear some great stories. I encouraged some of the people who told me these stories to submit them via the link at the top of the page to me. I hope they do so I can share them with everyone. I was also shown some great track pictures and an awesome audio file.

Charlie's presentation was nothing short of fantastic. He had a ton of information that covered the history of Bigfoot and included some of his teams own research. The thermal video of a possible bigfoot crawling on it's belly was very interesting. He also shared several audio files that were great. It was a great time in Jenkins, KY and it seemed that people enjoyed themselves.

There were also a lot of prizes raffled off. Prizes that included T-shirts, hats, artwork, figures and more. A special thanks to all who donated prizes and helped make the event a success.      

In the coming days, I hope to share more from this wonderful event. It was such a pleasure to meet everyone and I hope we can do it again.

Here are some more photos from the event.

Myself, Charlie and the man who first started setting up the event, Randy Isaac. I think this photo was taken by Randy's lovely wife Samantha.

This is a group shot of some of the folks who stayed around long after the presentations were over. I think this shot was also taken by Samantha Isaac. 

If you would like to see more pictures from the even you can find them on our facebook by clicking here.

It was great to see people from the bigfoot community coming together to share information and help some people in the process.

Again, thanks to everyone who had a hand in making this happen and to everyone who came out, everyone who donated their time and money to make this truly successful. Please, keep these young kids and their families in your prayers.


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

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The Ocean State ParaCon is an annual event that brings the paranormal and metaphysical communities together in supporting a selected charitable cause.

This year, they are honored to announce that all monies raised will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project.

I'm happy to say that our very own Jason Morse will be at this event representing The Crypto Crew.
Make sure to stop by his table and get the latest scoops.

There is an impressive line up for this years event. Check out some of the guest.
Everyone who can, go out and support this event, it is for a good cause and you can meet some really awesome people.


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.



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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I was just alerted to this event and wanted to share the details. It is for a good cause and our good friends over at S.T.U.R.S. will be there. There is also a chance TCC team member Jason Morse will be there.

So get yourself over there and support this good cause and meet some of the folks from the Paranormal field.

Here are the details of the event


DATE: APRIL 25TH, 2015
TIME: 1:30-6:30PM
ADMISSION: $10 or $5 With the Donation of a 'Wish List' Item (See Donate Page for the List)

Guest Speakers

Author of Surviving Evidence

Audio/Video tech from Ghost Adventures, owner of Sun House Films

Ghost Hunters International, owner of Shancakes

From Paranormal Warehouse


 If you need more information or just want to donate then please visit - Paranormal for paws.com


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

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A couple days ago I got an unconfirmed report out of Virginia from a local man who over heard some bigfoot talk at the Back of the Dragon event. If you are not familiar with this event, it takes place in the town of Tazwell, VA and goes to the town of Marion. Thousands of motorcycle and sport car fans gather there for the annual event, where the 32 mile ride event takes place. People from all over come and enjoy the sports cars, music and food.

Well, it seems that during the 32 mile ride, one of the drivers saw something large and hairy run across the road in front of his car.
The best I can remember the driver was complaining that it was dangerous, as the cars go pretty fast and wanted to know what it was or what the purpose of it was. I'm thinking he thought it was staged.
Well the people who host the event had no idea what he was talking about and basically told him it was nothing that they had done.

Now I hear that this drive may have gotten a video of this possible bigfoot as well, but like I said I have not been able to officially confirm the sighting. I do trust the source who told me what he had over heard but it seems this possible sighting was not taken down or reported to any other officials or sources. It would be a shame if it was totally lost.
I do know that this area has numerous bigfoot reports, so it could very well be true.

So If anyone has any knowledge of this possible sighting, feel free to contact me.

Here is a video of the event to kind of let you know what it's about.


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By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher
Professional Writer, a nature and wildlife enthusiast who has written for many magazines.

Mysteries Of Cripple Creek
An Interview With Leon Drew
By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher

I’m always interested in picking all kinds of brains, and bigfoot and paranormal investigators top my list of brains to pick. It takes a special breed of person to do this kind of investigation; a special way of viewing the world and everything in it. And all the minds behind it have different ways of processing what they deal with every day.

Leon Drew, a telecom project manager for the U.S. Army at Ft. Carson, Colorado has had paranormal encounters for most of his life. He is a bigfoot researcher and ghost hunter in one of the most haunted towns in the U.S., Cripple Creek, Colorado and has appeared on the Travel Channel’s hit show, Ghost Adventures. Cripple Creek, these days a gambling town, sits on the southwest side of Pike’s Peak in the majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains. A little over a hundred years ago, a great gold rush happened there. Hundreds of wealth-seekers flocked to the area hoping to strike it rich, but many would be disappointed and many would lose their lives in the process. Leaving this little town, according to many locals, full of unsettled spirits of the dead.

And it’s also a town surrounded by some really beautiful mountain wilderness; perfect territory for Bigfoot. Ute Indian legend and modern day local reports would suggest that sasquatches are alive and well around Cripple Creek.

But how does one man live in the midst of this, process it, and still manage to lead a somewhat normal life? As I talked to Leon, I realized that his approach to his self-proclaimed strange life was pretty insightful.

Dorraine: All this stuff you do in Cripple Creek, ghost hunting, bigfoot research. How did it all start?

Leon: Well the ghost hunting started after helping start the Jail museum here, and I started having encounters.

Dorraine: What kind of encounters?

Leon: The first one happened during the day on a Saturday while I was there alone. I got tapped on the shoulder. I spun around and no one was there. I normally dress in 1880's cloths when I’m there, and had gun belt on, when I spun around I had my gun in my hand.

Dorraine: Ready to shoot something? (Laughs)

Leon: Yes (Laughs) Then I locked the door and checked the entire building and I was all alone.

The next one happened two years later during a haunted house fundraiser we were doing. I was doing all the special effects from my laptop. While resetting everything after a tour, I was in a dark hallway in the main cell block. As I looked up, I could feel someone watching me. There was a man standing there and he asked me, "When is it my turn to scare the hell out of someone?"

Dorraine: You could see him clearly?

Leon: He was as solid as me, about 6 feet tall, blue jean shirt and pants, clean shaven and clean cut. I thought he was one of the volunteers. I started to answer him, and he smirked and disappeared. I looked all around trying to figure out how someone did it... then realized it was a ghost.

Dorraine: Yikes! What about bigfoot encounters?

Leon: The Bigfoot started when I had two encounters with what I would say were juvenile Sasquatch crossing the road in front of my jeep.

Dorraine: Did you believe in all this stuff before these events happened?

Leon: Oh yes. My first spirit encounter happened when I was four. I saw my dead grandfather on our family farm. I’ve had lots of different encounters all over the country. Due to my military career I have

lived all over.

Dorraine: So you’ve had encounters of some sort everywhere you’ve lived?

Leon: Almost everywhere. Georgia, Arizona, New Mexico, and in Panama. Most have been on Army bases as they have had lots of action and deaths on them.

Dorraine: Do you think there's some significance to this? It seems to me that some people are like the chosen ones. Some see these kinds of things. Some don't. What do you think about that? Why do you think that is?

Leon: Well, I think a lot of it is being open minded. And observant.

Dorraine: So you're saying they have to be receptive to it?

Leon: I am very details oriented. And yes, also receptive.

Dorraine: Skeptics would say you'd have to be willing to believe crazy things. What would you say to that?

Leon: Well helps to be a little crazy in order to do this. But you need to be willing to push the reality envelope.

Dorraine: You mean being willing to expand your mind a bit to believe in things that aren't proven?

Leon: Yes, very much so.

Dorraine: How do people in Cripple Creek regard you? Do some say you're crazy?

Leon: No. Most everyone that lives here has had an experience of some type.

Dorraine: So this is a whole town of believers?

Leon: A small mountain mining town tends to attract unusual types anyway. They seem to be mostly believers, though some are skeptics. But it doesn't take long after you move here to have some type of happening.

Dorraine: What are their feelings about bigfoot?

Leon: The Bigfoot thing that can draw some interesting reactions.

Dorraine: Well, Cripple Creek’s a small town and in small towns, you get to know people pretty well. How do you think people there feel about the subject overall?

Leon: Most are open to something being possible.

Dorraine: As you've said they've all had strange experiences. It opens their minds a bit maybe?

Leon: Yes, most of them. Bigfoot reports in the area date back to Kit Carson and the Ute Indians.

Dorraine: And you’ve said you’ve seen Sasquatch twice?

Leon: Three visuals, two audios, and numerous signs.

Dorraine: I guess it’s safe to say you’ve seen a lot of unusual stuff. But, as far as everything you've seen collectively during your "career," have you ever been scared to death?

Leon: Not really. I’m always careful and respectful to both spirits and Sasquatch. After 18 years as a soldier and being in many hotspots, I don't get scared as easy.

Dorraine: Is that the only reason? Your military training? Or is there more to it?

Leon: I look at most things with a scientific mind and try to explain it that way.

Dorraine: Have you ever had a problem sorting it out logically or scientifically?

Leon: I feel that respect for all things makes it easier... also as spirits can sense it. Sometimes I use my Indian heritage side and think of it as a gift.

Dorraine: So staying calm and rationalizing is key in what you do?

Leon: Yes, and also not being intimidated by others.

Dorraine: But you're saying that you just see all this; all these weird things you’ve seen, as natural parts of the big picture of everything that exists?

Leon: Yes, everything is connected.

Dorraine: Okay, so you have a more spiritual view of it all? Every piece of the puzzle has its place, including ghost and sasquatches.

Leon: Yes, exactly. And we all need to show respect to all things and all beings.

Dorraine: So what it all comes down to is that it’s the energy you project.

Leon: And the energy you receive. I try to see all points of view but there are limits.

Dorraine: Well, it seems to work for you.

Leon: It does for me, but it does have its drawbacks.

Dorraine: Such as?

Leon: Social interactions and integrations. I’m not a sports person or a social drinker. So I’m a bit of a loner. But it allows for lots of reflection and interaction with Mother Earth.

Dorraine: So you think that your unusual life affects you socially? Or your lack of social interaction affects your unusual life?

Leon: Well, I’ve always have had an unusual life. A soldiers life is not normal. Then I’ve worked in the Telecom industry so I travel a lot.

Dorraine: How has your military career affected your outlook about this?

Leon: Well, I always observe everything. I’m always watching what goes on around me.

As we say, "Stay alert, stay alive!"

Dorraine: Interesting. I've read that a connection to the metaphysical starts with being awake or alert.

So because of your military training, by being alert, you’re seeing things that others don't. A lot of people seem to run around hypnotized. I’m guilty of that myself. (Laughs)

Leon: Some think so narrowly of both mental and physical visions. So wrapped up in their gadgets.

Dorraine: And their own personal struggles.

Leon: So many personal struggles are self-fulfilling.

Dorraine: So what do you say to the skeptics?

Leon: I understand the skeptics keeps you sharp. Everything I encounter I try to debunk.

To ensure it is real and not misinterpreted.

Dorraine: How does this affect your day job. Does all this interfere, or are you able to separate them well enough?

Leon: Actually it’s no issue with me at all. My job allows me to stay on top of the latest technology, I get support from my boss, and have gotten stories from coworkers.

I sometimes hesitate to ask the deeper questions about this subject. Bigfoot researchers and paranormal investigators can be understandably sensitive about how their views will be received. But I’ve been friends with Leon for a while now, and I knew he’d tell it the way he sees it. He doesn’t care much what people think. He knows what he knows. And it gives us all a really clear picture of how one man, through his Native American heritage and personal spiritual philosophies, has managed to make peace with it all. ******DF
[Here is another story we did with Leon -Face to Face with Sasquatch]

!!!This Event Has now been CANCELLED!!!
! Upcoming Event !

Conference hosted by Pikes Peak Crypto and SIR at Cripple Creek Heritage Center on May 4, 2013
Our woods and forest have been alive and active this year with our forest friends. It is time to get together and see what has been going on.

Conference: 10:30-4:00 - Cripple Creek Heritage Center. Bring Lunch
Dinner: 5-6:30 - The Creek. Limited space to 50 people.
Ghost Hunt: 7-9/9-11 - Cripple Creek Jail. Very limited space. 10 people per hunt.
Optional Camping: - May 5 & 6 Location announced at Conference, Bring own equipment and food Not an official Pikes Peak Crypto or SIR event.

Cost : Cash only no checks or credit cards.
Conference - $10.00 per person or $25.00 per couple, cash only
Dinner - Responsible for buying own dinner
Ghost Hunt - $15.00 per person or $25.00 conference/hunt, cash only $40.00 per couple conference/hunt, cash only.
Camping: - No cost. Responsible to bring own equipment and food. Optional time for friends and fellow researchers. Not an official activity of Pikes Peak Crypto or SIR

For more information or to reserve your spot email - leon.drew@skybeam.com
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Get ready and make your plans now!
1st Annual Mid-Continent Paranormal Conference

(The schedule will most likely change as we move closer to Event but wanted to put one up to give people an idea of the format.)


5:00pm to 5:25pm : Terry Rowe with KANRUP (frequency & the paranormal)
5:30pm to 5:55pm : Mike Diamond of Paranormal Warehouse
6:00pm to 6:55pm : (cryptid speaker)
7:00pm to 7:55pm : Ghost Bait
8:00pm to 9:30pm : Antonio Paris (intro, Area 51 docu, MIB case, Q&A)


1:00pm to 1:25pm:
1:30pm to 1:55pm : Beth Johnson with LIPS Paranormal
2:00pm to 2:55pm :
3:00pm to 3:25pm : Terry Rowe with KANRUP (frequency & the paranormal)
3:30pm to 3:55pm :
4:00pm to 4:55pm : Robert Garcia of Elite Paranormal
5:00pm to 5:25pm :
5:30pm to 5:55pm : Mike Diamond of Paranormal Warehouse
6:00pm to 6:55pm : (cryptid speaker)
7:00pm to 7:55pm : Ghost Bait
8:00pm to 9:30pm : Antonio Paris (intro, Area 51 docu, MIB case, Q&A)
Some speaker spots are still being filled.
Everyone that can,please help this event out and spread the word. 
http://www.midcontinentparanormal.com/conference.html - For Ticket info - limited number of tickets so get them now.
There is also a prize giveaway chance for people who buy a ticket from the online pre-sale!
Everyone who can make sure attend!
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