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Is This The Ghost Of A Baby...or Something Else?

By Dorraine Fisher

Melissa Smith of Toronto, Ontario, Canada suffered a miscarriage in September of 2016. Not long afterwards, she claims a musical toy turned on by itself in her living room and started eerily playing music in the middle of the night. This along with other unspecified events forced the young woman, a paranormal skeptic, to rethink her beliefs.
 Harrisville Lake
Photo by Pete Stemmer

The following report was published by The United States Gazette of Philadelphia. It was a letter written to William McCarthy, a well respected business man. The letter was written by a Mr. Salmon.

"Mr. Wm. McCarthy -Sir: I feel it my duty to inform you that I have seen what I suppose to be a sea serpent, since I left your village. In a few days after I came home, I was informed by two men, Thomas Jones and Israel Rulon, that some unusual animal was in the creek, but that they could not tell what it was.

I thought but little of it at the time, but concluded I would go and see for myself. In proceeding down the creek, (when probably half way) I saw some animal in the water, its head raised about eighteen inches above the surface, and turning it's head each way.

Photo of Mummified Giant
So, you don't think giants exist? Then I offer to you this amazing story of Kap Dwa, the twelve foot tall, two-headed giant. What makes this story especially interesting is the existence of the supposed mummified corpse of this giant. The corpse of Kap Dwa was for many years shown in varies places but over time the public viewing stopped. The supposed remains transferred ownership several times over the years.  The current resting place of the remains of Kap Dwa is said to be in  Baltimore, MD. The oddity resides in The Antique Man shop in Baltimore.

But what is the story of this two-headed giant?

Here is the back story about Kap Dwa.......


Archaeologists Find Mermaid Skeletons? Well, not exactly. This story is a little bit old but I must have missed it, so I guess others did as well. But it appears it was a pretty hot item for a while.

First lets start with the story that circulates with the photographs. It go something like this:
 "Ancient skeleton of a mermaid before the Flood 8 millenniums ago was found near Sozopol Beach by Professor Dimitrov."

The story caught fire after it was shared on facebook by journalist Petar Genchev. Some reports say the journalist's name was Peter Dale. The photographs and story instantly caught fire and spread quickly. It also caused a debate about mermaids being real and the new findings seemed to confirm it for many people. But were the story and the findings actually real? The short answer is no but there is more to the story. It appears this was not really an attempt to hoax, originally.

Still frame from the original video
In case you missed it, there is a video that is getting a lot of attention of what some think could be a bigfoot in a corn field. The back story in a nutshell is that this young girl was using her iPad to film the beautiful sky while her mother drove somewhere. You can hear the little girl talk about how pretty the sky is and then as they are driving along, a figure is seen moving into a corn field. The little girl shouts "What was that?"

This reportedly was shot in Provo, Utah, which has been home to several possible bigfoot videos over the years, is it a hot spot or is it a hoax spot? This video is interesting but sadly the video is not good enough to make a clear judgement based on the visual content of the moving picture. So, we have to take aspects of the video and attempt to gain more knowledge about the figure.


I'm not even sure where this photograph comes from, I mean geographically, but I think it comes from within the United States. It seems some are suggesting it is the Lizard man of Bishopville, but I'm not sure about that. The Bishopville lizard man is said to be some type of reptilian cryptid from South Carolina and it has been well researched and documented.

As for the above photograph, reportedly someone took a picture of this odd looking figure as it crossed a river. They supposedly described it as being some type of lizard man, but it kinda looks like a dogman or werewolf type of thing, but I guess it could be a lizard. The photo is blurry and out of focus. The figure is bipedal and has a humanoid looking body with a dog (ish) tail.

I personally think the image is a photoshopped fake and that the story is probably not real. So, I took some time, but not much, to zoom in on the figure and try to clean it up a little.

After that, I ran the original image on some software that looks for signs that the image is a fake or that it has been manipulated with some type of photo editors.

The image showed or matched several photo editing softwares. These included: GIMP, Paintshop Pro, and paint.net. It also appears the original image, which I will assume was just of the river, was taken with an Olympus camera.

In the end the software concluded that there was a high probability that the image was processed and/or edited. I tend to agree and think the image is a fake. I do however think there is something to the Lizard man reports from South Carolina.



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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It's time for another episode of The Crypto Files!
In this episode we take a look at a video of a yeti. The video was send to us by one of our followers. The figure moves to the right in the video but what is odd is that at the first of the video it is just standing there frozen. Have a look and see what you think about it...is this a real or is it a hoax?

The Crypto Files Episode 8 - Is this a real Yeti?

Still frame from the video. Is this a Bigfoot?
Now, I do not know if this is a Bigfoot or not, but the video is interesting. The channel it comes from is suspect to me. It was supposedly shot in Utah.

Here is what the description says about the clip.

"Clip Description: Two fishermen brothers are out in the woods by the creek catching fish one day and they hear what sounds like an loud roar and breaking trees. They leave right away thinking its a bear. The next day they go back to investigate and see what it was that made that sound and to see if any tracks were left in the snow...What they capture on film is very creepy!!"

Here is the video.

It seems that the description is not accurate to the video. The two brothers don't say anything about hearing a "loud roar" or "breaking trees", but state they discovered the tracks. But the video is interesting and what ever this is appears to be crouched down on the balls of it's feet.

I have attempted to zoom in on the figure more.


Here is the same still frame grab with more enhancement.


I guess in the end we just can't say for sure if it is a real bigfoot or just a guy in a suit but at least it is a pretty interesting video. You can see the figure swaying back and forth a little. 


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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video of a yowie
Still frame from video, is it a Yowie?

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!


Yowie Footage???
By Dorraine Fisher
It seems Yowie researchers in Australia have just as much trouble with hoaxers as we do.  Maybe more since Yowies seem to be far more elusive than sasquatch.

The following is a video posted to Youtube by dragonsidhebladenew, that has just surfaced on Facebook and is being touted by some as the Patterson-Gimlin film of the Yowie.  So, of course, we had to take a closer look.

I spoke to a member of Australian Yowie Research about it who had formerly investigated the video and had been led to believe (unconfirmed) that this may have been the project of a group of film students.
Attempts to contact the group were either unsuccessful or vague, but AYR has confirmed this one to be a hoax.
Still it’s a curious piece. Check it out and see what you think.


Here is a animated picture of the mouth movement of this Yowie.
Movement of the Yowie mouth
Looks like it has good teeth
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Thanks for some tips, we discovered the clip is a few years old and not New, But could it be a real Yowie?

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Hank the dead bigfoot
Would the real Hank please stand up?


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.


Well, I've avoided the Rick Dyer, Tent Video, Dead bigfoot story for a long time now but I guess with this big of a story I should at least post a small something about it.

Regardless of how you feel about Rick Dyer, one can not over look the fact he is a master at getting media attention, stirring up strong reactions from people and growing a group of followers. Some love him, some hate him but almost all from both groups follow him and keep up with his story.

This whole story started around a year or so ago with the famous tent video and then a claim by Dyer of killing the bigfoot seen in said tent video. Now the body of the dead bigfoot is being presented by Dyer and according to him a tour will be conducted across the country.

Is it a hoax or is it real
Could this really be a skull?
[I do not know where this story originally came from and have no idea who to credit for the photos]

For a long time now sightings of what is call "Wildman" have persisted in some regions of Minnesota. Many witness testimonies have been gathered and most report the Wildman as being large, hairy and having a bad smell. Most of you remember the famed Minnesota iceman that was shown for years in sideshow exhibits in shopping malls, state fairs and carnivals. The Minnesota Iceman depicts a man like being that was promoted as a "missing link" and a "Living Fossil".
(More Photos of the Minnesota Iceman can be found by Clicking Here)


Was this a bigfoot
Minnesota Iceman
Well now there has been a report of a man finding a skull of a "Wildman".  I'm not sure how long ago or when the skull was found but the man, who's name is unknown to me, said the skull was found South of the town of Vergas. The very top photo of this post is supposedly the back of the skull and here is the front of the skull.

Is this the skull of a bigfoot
Front view of Skull
Some have pointed out that this skull is totally different than a human skull and some point out the lack of a discernible jaw and jaw bone and say it's a hoax. So it seems opinions about the skull vary with many thinking it is a hoax or possibly some type of sculpture to others thinking it is real and possible the skull of some type of hominid.

It is my opinion that it is most likely a fake but one does have to admit that whatever it is, it's kind of weird looking.

If this turns out to be real, could it be proof that the "Wildman" is real?

Thanks
~Tom~





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Could this be a baby Nessie
Is this a baby Nessie?
I know this story is old and many may have heard about it but for me, it's New. I don't know a lot about it and some of the things I'll write may not be completely correct. I do not know where the original story comes from but here is the tale.

Supposedly there was an expedition in 1912 to try and prove the existence of the lake monster we call Nessie.

Alexander Moore, a biologist (?), traveled the lake for three weeks and discovered what was described as a baby Nessie. The baby was already dead when Moore found it but according to the story Moore was able to recover the heart, a kidney and a section of the small intestine. I'm assuming that Moore removed these parts from the dead carcass. These parts are what is seen in the photo above.

Up until 2010 this unusual find was exhibited in the Museum of Curiosity. I'm not sure if this was the somewhat famous traveling museum that was or maybe still is, in London or not.

Now many, from what I gather, say this is nothing more than a hoax and that the mummified creature is nothing more that a creation made out of paper or that it's a known animal that has been altered to appear unusual.

In any case there has been numerous reports of people seeing Nessie over the years, so what if it is really a baby Nessie? What if this creature is really reproducing? I would assume that Nessie sightings will continue for many years but if there is only one Nessie creature then at some point the sightings will stop completely.

  Loch Ness Monster
 - Wikipedia -
The Loch Ness Monster is a crypid, reputedly a large unknown animal that inhabits Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next. Popular interest and belief in the animal's existence has varied since it was first brought to the world's attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and sonar readings.
The most common speculation among believers is that the creature represents a line of long-surviving plesiosaur. The scientific community regards the Loch Ness Monster as a modern-day myth, and explains sightings as including misidentifications of more mundane objects, outright hoaxes, and wishful thinking. Despite this, it remains one of the most famous examples of cryptozoology. The legendary monster has been affectionately referred to by the nickname Nessie.
- Wikipedia -


Now while the Wikipedia gives a date of 1933 for Nessie to have been brought to world attention, if this story of a baby Nessie and the three week expedition is true then sightings must have been happening long before 1933.

Thanks for reading.
~Tom~
[Sources: Wikipedia, Wikimedia]








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The Guys over at FBFB have posted this tiny sliver of a photo from the shooting bigfoot movie and have said that it is for sure not a mask and a real bigfoot.

How does the above photo compare to the creature in the tent video?

Is it the same? is it different? You can decide for yourself.

Now how does it compare to the artwork?


Do they all look enough alike to be the same creature? You can decide for yourself.

I wanted to share this because I know a lot of people wanted to see the actual creature from the film, so there it is ....how do you feel about it now? Does it change your mind?


Thanks
~Tom~



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Unknown skeleton?



I personally think this is a frilled shark , sometimes call a frill shark, but what do you think?
eel? dragon? hoax? sea snake?

Thanks
~Tom~




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Close up from the tent video
I just wanted to give a little update about the whole Tent video/Dead bigfoot saga. There has been some new things that are being talked about and some things that Rick Dyer mentioned on his recent BTR radio show.

First I want to cover the youtube video where a man went to the possible site where Dyer killed the bigfoot. While there he interviewed a homeless man who confirmed that Dyer and a film crew was there for about a week. The young homeless man also confirms that he did hear gun shots but never seen any bigfoot body.

What was a little humorous was it appears that this was a video to expose a hoax but after talking to the homeless man it comes off as showing evidence it is all real. An insider had already told me the name of the young homeless man in the interview, which I did not post, but Dyer confirmed the young mans name as Jeff and that was also what I was told. I was also told more info about the area where this video was filmed but I have not posted it. I can report that according to my inside source that is not the actual kill site but it is fairly close. Here is the video with the interview.

 
Now on to some of the things that Dyer revealed during his recent radio show.
Dyer stated that there is already a 50 million dollar offer on the table for the bigfoot body. Dyer also stated that a famous and respected person from the bigfoot community has been contacted, he did not give a name but I assume this person is about them viewing the body. Dyer also confirmed, as we first reported, that Derek Randles is coming to view the dead bigfoot. It is not clear what the date for this viewing but we should assume it would be fairly soon.
 
During Dyer's show someone ask about the state of the body, if it was decomposing, and Dyer stated that the body was still in good shape and is being taken care of by some very smart people.
 
Also during Dyer's radio show he talked about Dr. Meldrum. Dyers stated that Dr. Meldrum has been contacted by some of his (Dyers) people. It was stated the Dr. Meldrum had a list of potential  conditions and that all the details are still being worked out.
 
There is a video in which some are claiming that Rick Dyer admits this is all a hoax but during the show Dyer said that the statement was taken out of context and was misconstrued.
 
Now what about the Film Shooting Bigfoot?
Dyer stated that he will be flying to London in a couple of weeks to view the film. This will be a kind of final view for those involved before the film is shown to the public is what I'm assuming.

So it would appear that the film is still on pace to be released in April, so at least it will not be that much longer to we will know the whole story. I think the video will be interesting regardless of how this all plays out.
 
 
Here is Rick Dyer's recent radio show 
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Thanks
~Tom~

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Did they see the body?
An inside source has told us that Jack Barnes and Jeff Andersen from Facebook/Find Bigfoot was possibly in Las Vegas with Rick Dyer last night. The possible meeting was for a viewing of the reported dead bigfoot body from the tent video. The meeting reportedly started with Dyer picking them up at the airport and lasted well into early morning hours on Monday. It is also rumored that they are still there and not left town yet.

There is some kind of NDA between Jack, Jeff and Rick according to our source but the details were not made clear to me. I would expect that maybe one of the guys from Facebook/FindBigfoot will make a statement at some point as long as it does not break the NDA. We will have to keep an eye on this to see if we can confirm it.

So this will mean that in the last couple of weeks at least 4 new people have now seen the reported dead bigfoot body. These include: Musky Allen, Jeff Andersen, Jack Barnes and the unnamed person.

I know most have wrote this off as a hoax due to the Musky Allen comments flap but there have been several attempts at explaining the comments. Christopher Noel attempted to explain the comments issue recently in an interview and he also address the Fake bigfoot tracker website issue.

(This video is from Bigfoot Evidence 101 blog Site)

 There is even more news about the Tent video Saga with evidence that it is indeed going to be at the Tribeca Film Festival. The name of the film has changed but it is listed and slated for the festival.
Here is the partial listing on the Tribeca website:

"SHOOTING BIGFOOT (aka OF MONSTERS AND MEN) (2011 TFI/Insurgent Fellowship)
Morgan Matthews, Director...."

There is also a poster being shown for the film but it is unclear if this is the official artwork or just a mock up. Here is that poster. It was created by Matt Broughton but has now been removed from his website.



While I can understand people using caution concerning the Tent Video/Dead bigfoot, we should remember that the video itself has not been shown to be a fake or a man in a suit.

MK Davis just released a GIF image of what appears to be the eye brow moving on the bigfoot in the tent video. Excellent work MK !  Here is that image.





This whole thing kind of reminds me of the Patterson-Gimlin Film, some believe it while others say it was a hoax. Many are attacking each other and fighting about if the dead bigfoot story is real or a big hoax. We have debated the Patterson footage for 40+ years now without any clear cut decision on if it's real or fake, but with the tent video/dead bigfoot story we should have a solid answer in a couple months at the latest.

So I will continue to follow the story until it either bangs or bust. I feel I have a responsibility to monitor the story as it could be a game changer for the bigfoot world.

Thanks
~Tom~





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This is a post by TCC Team Member Dale Drinnon.
Dale has a degree in Anthropology with a background in Zoology and Paleontology.
Visit his Blog - Frontiers of Zoology


This is a youtube video discussing the supposed announcement of a body of a Bigfoot upon its first examination by supposedly qualified people:
 
 
Now the question is, are the supporters of this alleged incident providing trustworthy reports of their claim?
Well, the first thing I had noticed was that the illustration is ripped off of another report from Canada and reproduced without credit: I had previously posted the report and the illustration on my blog with due credit and so I recognized it. So the representation that this is "Their" Bigfoot body is already fraudulent and a deliberate attempt at deception while using somebody else's illustration in a manner the artist certainly would not have intended.Then there is a protracted matter of why their expert was one Musky Allen (of no especial credentials and no especial standing in either the Scientific nor yet in the Bigfooting community) instead of a previously-proposed Dr Don Jeffrey Meldrum. The answer was interesting in that it pointed up further lies and evasions.

So, what did Alan Musky really say about Dr. Meldrum? His latest statement sounds as if there had been a big misunderstanding, but clearly that was not the case. Here is what Alan Musky posted on a Facebook page called Bigfoot Warz yesterday : (click photo to enlarge)

 
 And then his attempt to "Correct" the statement on FB/FB

And then there is what Dr Meldrum posted in reply

 
It definitely seems that Musky lied about his communications to Dr. Meldrum and that Dr. Meldrum called him on the allegation. It seems Dr Meldrum carried the day and that furthermore Musky is not to be trusted, as Dr Meldrum says in his statement.
 
This particular exchange does not question Rick Dyer directly, but it does completely undermine the reliability of the witness he called upon for support of his position and expert testimony, when obviously he provides neither. Without Musky's word on it, we are left with Dyer's word alone, and actually that much alone is not good enough. He is already suspect from his involvement in the 2008 hoax when a different supposed Bigfoot body turned out to be a costume in an abandoned refrigerator with some entrails added to give the exhibit the air of authority.
 
Dale
 
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Dr.Meldrum
Musky Allen stated he contacted Dr. Meldrum in an effort to get Meldrum to go to see the dead bigfoot but that Meldrum wanted a fee to go.
Here is Meldrum's reply:

"I was just read a passage over the phone from a post by Mr. Allen claiming he made repeated attempts via email to invite me to go to Las Vegas, but that I requested my "usual appearance fee" of $5500. LOL.
This is a bald-faced lie. I checked to see if I might have missed ANY email correspondence from Mr. Allen and have nothing in my inboxes. Let Mr. Allen produce the emails from me. He can't. WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT THE RELIABILITY OF THE REMAINDER OF HIS TESTIMONY?"

End Statement

So can Musky produce the emails?

The Tent Video Saga Continues




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Musky Allen on left
The Tent video Saga Continues!
After Musky Allen met Rick Dyer for a viewing of the dead bigfoot body he did an interview with Facebook/Find Bigfoot. After the interview many in the bigfoot community had questions and some concerns, So Musky Allen has released a statement attempting to address some of these questions.

Here is his statement:
"Sorry i've been away from my computer. After reading many comments all over the web, i feel it necessary to clear up a few things. My interview everyone listened too was limited due to time constraints and restrictions i was permitted to speak about .
There was an autopsy, yes. The 3 shaven areas was where the incisions where made. The body cavity including organs has been removed and preserved. A partial embalming was performed on the specimen (i dont know details on this however). I have no idea if this creature is or has been frozen pryor to our arrival. On the reported gun shot wounds, there was an exit wound (this area was edited out from my original interview) however i couldn't verify collateral damage to the mouth area other than cut's and some possible torn skin in and around the mouth region, otherwise intact.
I didnt think this was significant considering the mouth was shut, it may have had it's teeth missing, i have no idea. I'd also like to mention about people's comments on why my word isnt important like 'Jeff Meldrums' would be, and that i was paid to lie!! Fact is, I exhausted myself to try and arrange Jeff Meldrum to accompany me with repeated emails...Instead his ego and greed was more important requesting his 'Standard' appearance fee (in the tune of $5,500 even though there was to be no filming) paid accommodations, and full travel expenses paid was the response. Based on that, Meldrums scientific approach was about 'Getting paid' to use his name, NOT to validate any discovery which i tried to do!! Lastly, I'll say this again. I 100% stand behind what i saw, this was a Sasquatch!"

End Statement.

So this does address some of the questions and concerns but I know there will be more coming.
Does anyone else know if Meldrum charges a speaking fee? if so how much?

Thanks
~Tom~

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I was ask by youtube user "XxTheUnexplainedXx" to review the video "Awesome sasquatch footage". So this is the results of that review. I have zoomed and color adjusted some of the video.
This video has several red flags for me but everyone should make up their own mind about it.

One thing you should know is that I google searched for "Richard Evans sasquatch researcher" but could not find anyone fitting the search. You would think someone with 40 years of research would be easily found. There have been other videos from this same location, the very same patch of woods, but not with this back story.
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