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Bigfoot in Kentucky

Thomas Marcum

Over the recent years it seems Kentucky has become sort of a hot spot for bigfoot sightings.
Several TV shows have came to Kentucky in search of the elusive creature many in the state call "woodbooger".

Bigfoot reports back in the 1800's referred to the creature as "wildman" but over time it has been called many different names and been seen often.

According to the BFRO's  sighting reports (Found Here) for Kentucky there have been 85 possible bigfoot sightings. It's good to keep in mind that many sightings go unreported and others are reported to other groups like ours and others,we have one report ourselves dating back into the 1940's and there was also a report a few years back about a lady hitting a bigfoot with her car and hair was collected and send off for analysis. I never did find out much more about the hit and run case or the results of the hair sample.

There are several research groups in and around Kentucky that try to track reports and sightings.
Kentucky bigfoot is a very popular group in KY that also have a county by county listing of bigfoot reports. Carter county seems to have the most reported sightings, topping in at 13 total listings. Many reports listed fall within 2006-2011 range, so it seems to still be an active area.
Carter Caves State Resort Park seems to be the most active area or "hot spot".

Another popular Kentucky Group is BFRPKY (The Bigfoot Research Project Kentucky). The Director of Operations is Chris Bennett. Chris is also co-host for squatchdetectiveradio.com, which is a internet talk show about bigfoot. They really help keep everyone up to date on the latest happenings around the bigfoot community.

Many of you have no doubt heard of The Erickson Project (Found Here) and their now some what famous "Matilda" sleeping bigfoot photo.


This photo is from a reported video filmed in Kentucky in which Matilda is filmed at close range and in HD. This filming took place over several months and it is commonly reported that the video follows Matilda during a pregnancy.
It has long been rumored that The Erickson Project Team will at some point release a video of this footage and many others. One can't talk about The Erickson video without referring to Dr. Melba ketchum's reported and up coming DNA paper confirming that bigfoot is in fact a real creature.Ketchum's paper is said to include several DNA samples from Kentucky.
Some say the EP video will release around the same time as the DNA paper to maximize and capitalize on all the hype.
Another reportedly included video in the EP video is a 2005 clip featuring a juvenile bigfoot feeding on pancakes.
The clip was shot in Kentucky. The pancake video was leaked to the Internet and created a big controversy. It is reported that Adrian Erickson purchased the video for $20,000 and will include it in the final video release.

Still frame from the pancake video 
I would guess that one of Kentucky's most famous bigfoot stories is the one that involves Daniel Boone. It seems Boone told of killing a ten-foot, hairy giant he called a "Yahoo". Most assume that Boone killed what we now call a Bigfoot and it seems to be a fair assumption.
The early pioneer settlers and explorers of KY would have likely been the first white men to set eyes on these large, elusive creatures,so the idea of killing one does not seem that far fetched.

Many are quick to point out that Boone liked to tell tall tales and dismiss his story completely but given the history of bigfoot sightings in Kentucky, it has just as much if not more of a chance of being totally true.

Kentucky is well suited as a place for bigfoot to live. Kentucky has twelve million acres,47 percent of Kentucky's 25,425,904 acres are covered in forest. Of the 12 million acres of forest, 11.6 million is classified as timberland.
Kentucky is loaded with lots of fresh water lakes,streams and a large population of deer and other game.

Here is some facts about Kentucky forest.
* Kentucky has one of the most diverse hardwood species mix in the nation (second only to Florida).
* Forty-seven percent of Kentucky is forestland - that's 11.9 million acres of forests.
* Eighty-nine percent of Kentucky's forestland is owned by private landowners.
* Seventy-two percent of the forestland is composed of oak-hickory species.

Champion Trees:

* The tallest champion tree in the state is a Scarlet oak located in Bell County measuring 199 feet tall.
* The largest recorded champion tree in Kentucky is a Bald cypress in Fayette County. It is 328 inches (more than 27 feet) in circumference.
* The county with the most state champions is Fayette County with 17.
* The smallest champion is a smooth sumac with a circumference of 13 inches and is located at McConnell Springs in Fayette County.
* The Kentucky State Tree is the tulip poplar, also called yellow-poplar.
* The State Heritage Tree is the Kentucky coffee tree.
[source Ky Division of Forestry]

Other somewhat famous cryptids tales from Kentucky include the names: "hillbilly beast","Pope Lick monster" and "Hopskinsville green men". In the past many TV shows like Monster Quest,Finding Bigfoot and Fact or Fake have been to Kentucky researching reports of bigfoot and other strange happenings.
Given the history of sightings and the lush forest land of Kentucky, we can see more and more sightings being reported in the future and return visits from numberous TV shows.
So if you're in Kentucky, keep a camera in hand because you never know where the big guy might show up next.

©The Crypto Crew
Below you will find 2 videos of the UNCUT Zombie Type Attack that took place in Miami.
One video has been color corrected and the other has been zoomed and color corrected. The attack lasted around 18 minutes.The attack is on the left part of the screen.
Following the videos is a picture of the man face after the attack. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.
A little while back the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put out a Zombie Preparedness
warning (Read it Here) ...it appears they may have been on to something.

Reported on May 27, 2012
MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- Miami police shot and killed a man on the MacArthur Causeway Saturday afternoon, and police sources told CBS4 they had no choice: the naked man they shot was trying to chew the face off another naked man, and refused to obey police orders to stop his grisly meal.
The bizarre shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m., when police responded to a 911 call about two naked men fighting on a bike path along the Causeway, which was packed with traffic on a busy holiday weekend.
Miami police have not confirmed the details of what happened next, but sources close to the investigation told CBS4 News that officers found one man gnawing on the face of another, in what one police source called the most gruesome thing he'd ever seen.

The fight was taking place at the causeway exit near the Miami Herald building, and amazed officers tried to stop it, ordering the man making a meal out of the other man to stop.

Sources told CBS4 that the man refused to obey, and continued his attack. Investigators sharing limited details about the confrontation, saying only that the two men were fighting and the officers felt they had no choice but to take deadly force.

"During this confrontation an officer did discharge his weapon striking one of the individuals, said Det. Willie Moreno, spokesperson for Miami Police.

But the sources close to the investigation say that dry recitation of the facts apparently doesn't go far enough. They said the man still would not give in to police commands, so officers fired again. "That individual has lost his life right now," Moreno said.

With the attacker dead, lying nude on the pavement, officers and paramedics were able to get to his victim and rush him to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Police sources say the man had virtually no face and was unrecognizable. Police have shared no information about his identity or condition.
Once the bizarre confrontation came to an end, police were left with the task of figuring out what had happened. The investigation forced the closure of the causeway from Miami Beach to Miami, and also closed an exit to the causeway from I-95.

The investigation snarled traffic for hours and delayed thousands of motorists until ways could be found to get them off the causeway. Police have had little official to say about the details, and have not released the name of the cannibalistic attacker.
TCC -  So maybe watching all them zombie movies will finally pay off...but seriously this is totally weird.
Is there even a West Virginia substance abuse resource list for this type of addiction?

Update -  The flesh eating cannibal was 31-year-old Rudy Eugene.
Police believe that Rudy attacked his victim because he was having a bought of cocaine psychosis or was suffering from an overdose of “bath salts,” a synethic drug police say is being used as a new form of LSD.
In the meantime Miami police are asking that any potential witnesses who have not yet stepped forward regarding the incident to call the local police station at 305-603-6350 to report any further details about the attack to investigators.
[Via inquisitr]

TCC -  So a possible bad batch of "drugs" turns a man into a flesh eating zombie? If that is the case be ready for many more attacks.
(Thanks to Anita Wittig for giving us the follow up info)
Update 2 -

TCC -  More details are now coming out about this very odd attack.
Witness Larry Vega was riding his bicycle Saturday afternoon off the MacArthur Causeway that connects downtown Miami with Miami Beach when he saw the savage attack, he told local news media.
"The guy was, like, tearing him to pieces with his mouth, so I told him, 'Get off!'" Vega told Miami television station WSVN (http://bit.ly/L6kwWt). "The guy just kept eating the other guy away, like, ripping his skin."
Vega flagged down a Miami police officer, who he said repeatedly ordered the attacker to get off the victim. The attacker just picked his head up and growled at the officer, Vega said.
As the attack continued, Vega said the officer shot the attacker, who continued chewing the victim's face. The officer fired again, killing the attacker.
"It was just a blob of blood," Vega said. "You couldn't really see, it was just blood all over the place."
The victim, who has not been identified, is in critical condition at a hospital.

Update 3 -  The victim was identified as Ronald Poppo. Poppo is 65 years old and homeless.
Barry Alston said that he spoke with Poppo on several occasions.  “I know that he’s a peaceful person, and that he doesn’t bother anybody," Alston said.

Armando Aguilar, President of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #20, said a man who was fatally shot by an officer had mauled up to 80 percent of another man's face in Miami.  The Fraternal Order of Police are thought by many to be Freemasons. Freemasons are thought by many to be tied to darks forces, namely Satan.

It has been told that it took 7 shots to stop Rudy Eugene from continuing the attack, with the final 7th shot being a head shot.

There is also some rumors that this is not a one time event and that a few other zombie style attacks have or are taking place...again this is a rumor and I will try to stay up on it.

All this makes me wonder is a bad batch of drugs made its way onto the streets and this was the results. If it is a bad batch of drugs then one can assume there could be more of this type of attacks to come.
I will try to keep everything updated.

Update 4 -

Several people called 911 after seeing events related to the vicious attack of a 65-year-old homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off along a busy Miami highway, according to recordings released by authorities Friday.
Callers only reported seeing two men fighting in the shadow of The Miami Herald headquarters and did not mention seeing Ronald Poppo's face being chewed.

Surveillance video shows Rudy Eugene, 31, attack Poppo alongside the highway last Saturday afternoon. A police officer fatally shot Eugene during the attack. Police have not released a motive for the attack.

"He's going to kill that man, I promise you," a female bus driver said, urging a 911 operator to send help. Poppo remains hospitalized.

The driver, who wasn't named by authorities, described the scene as she drove by.

"Listen, there is a naked man on the MacArthur Causeway," she said. "He is beating another man to a pulp — like on top of the man, beating him, the man is bleeding."

In another call, a man said the two men were fighting, saying they nearly knocked over an elderly bicyclist.

"These two bums were going at it with each other, taking up the whole lane," the caller said. "I think they were fighting or something."

The unidentified man gave his phone number to the 911 operator. He declined to comment when contacted Friday evening by The Associated Press.

Another male caller, who didn't mention the fight, reported seeing a man taking off his clothes and throwing them into the traffic.

"You can't miss him. He's naked," the man said.


Super-telescope built from 3,000 dishes across three countries
The world's biggest and most advanced radio telescope, capable of detecting signs of extraterrestrial life in the far reaches of the universe, will be located in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
The decision to split the location of the $2 billion ‘Square Kilometre Array’ followed an intense battle between the bidders - South Africa one side and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand on the other.
Scanning the sky 10,000 times faster and with 50 times the sensitivity of any other telescope, it will be used to study the origins of the universe and will be able to detect weak signals that could indicate the presence of extraterrestrial life.

Scientists leading the project rejected the suggestion that the decision, which will mean higher costs, meant science had taken a back seat to political expediency.

‘We were all aware of the political dimensions of this,’ said Jon Womersley, Chair of the Board of Directors of the SKA organisation, but he added: ‘It's a scientifically motivated way forward.’

There is already infrastructure in South Africa and Australia, including radio telescope dishes that were built as precursors to the new array. They will now be incorporated into the SKA.

The consortium estimates that the decision to split the project will add about 10 percent to the 350 million euro ($440 million) budget for the first phase of construction.

When completed in 2024 the telescope will be made up of 3,000 dishes, each 15 metres wide, together with many more antennae, that together will give a receiver surface area of a square kilometre.

‘This hugely important step for the project allows us to progress the design and prepare for the construction phase of the telescope,’ said Michiel van Haarlem, Director General of the consortium.

‘The SKA will transform our view of the universe; with it we will see back to the moments after the Big Bang and discover previously unexplored parts of the cosmos.’
To process the data coming back from the Square Kilometre Array, IBM is designing a computer which will digest twice as much information every day as the entire internet, sifting through radio waves from space in an effort to unravel the origin of the universe.

The machine will be attached to a 1,900 square mile array of telescope antenna, and will be built to 'suck in' in radio telescope data which will 'see' 13 billion years into the past, back to the dawn of the universe and the Big Bang.

The machine will be millions of times more powerful than the fastest PCs today - and will deal with 100 times more information than the output of the Large Hadron Collider.
[Read the full report at dailymail ]

Mark Twain - "Then away out in the woods I heard that kind of a sound that a ghost makes when it wants to tell about something that's on its mind and can't make itself understood, and so can't rest easy in its grave, and has to go about that way every night grieving."

What Would Samuel Clements Think About Bigfoot?

Mark Twain on the Mysteries Of Life
By Dorraine Fisher

            Growing up in an Illinois river town, I guess I can relate to an author like Mark Twain who told stories of that life so eloquently. Many Twain novels paint elements of a picture of life on the river that I clearly remember myself.  Including legends of ghosts and monsters and mysterious events that remain firmly planted in the culture to this day. 
            But we often forget that Mark Twain, the famed author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn was a philosopher first; a bit hardened by the life he led as Samuel Clements, one of only three survivors of a family of seven children who later lost his father when he was only 11 years old.
             He later became a printer and typesetter who educated himself at night through use of the local library. He was a Confederate army deserter of sorts through his own admission, as he claimed to have formed a company of his own and then disbanded a couple weeks later because his heart wasn’t in the cause.  And he was master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi, an atmosphere entrenched in Native American legends,  endless ghost stories, and wild man tales centered around the many caves along the river that were later injected into his early novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  And all this before he traveled west to Nevada, failed as a gold miner, and eventually became a journalist for the Virginia City  Territorial Enterprise.
            If you’ve ever had the privilege to explore his many writings, it becomes obvious that his mind expanded with every piece as he completed each chapter in his life. Each giving a glimpse into the things he might have believed about the world.
            But what would such an intelligent, insightful man think about those subjects often classified as paranormal today?  None of us can know for sure, but a couple of his quotes offer a glimpse:
“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries of life disappear and life stands explained.”
- From one of Twain’s notebooks, 1898
“Some things you can't find out; but you will never know you can't by guessing and supposing; no, you
have to be patient and go on experimenting until you find out that you can't find out. And it is delightful
 to have it that way, it makes the world so interesting. If there wasn't anything to find out, it would be
dull. Even trying to find out and not finding out is just as interesting as trying to find out and finding
out, and I don't know but more so.”
                    Eve's Diary

            I guess everyone can decide for themselves. *******

[TCC - Dorraine Fisher is a freelance writer and nature and wildlife enthusiast.She is also a TCC Team Member]

©The Crypto Crew

original photo
Photo was taken on  May 21, 2012 in Clifton, NJ. Here is what was reported about the photo:
"I was distracted by an image on an oil truck driving ahead of me. I was able to get a quick picture of it as I was driving. After observing the picture later in the day I noticed something in the top corner of the shot. It looked like an oval shape that didn’t seem to be any type of familiar object. After zooming in to get a better look, it occurred that the object looked similar to a UFO.

After viewing the picture a few times I was unable to come to any other conclusion. I believe I captured the image of a UFO passing over RT 3 in Clifton, NJ. I returned to the site several hours later to see if the object was still there but it was gone." - MUFON CMS

Here is a zoom on the object

zoom in on object

So there seems to be a lot of UFO sighting happening the last few months.
Send in your photos or stories to thecryptocrew@kih.net


(Watch in HD)
The Crypto Crew Interview Series.
In this interview Zandra Campbell tells about her mothers UFO sighting on 1/02/2012.
They managed to take a photo as well and it is posted in the video.
TCC Team Member Jason Morse conducted the interview.

© the crypto crew

There is now new hope for some bigfoot DNA results later this year.
While Dr. Ketchum and her DNA paper seem to be forever hung in limbo and them forever twiddling their thumbs , The University of Oxford is now taking DNA samples and have a time table for publishing results.

Oxford-Lausanne Collateral Hominid Project is now accepting DNA samples and here is how to submit a sample to them.

OLCHP mission statement - As part of a larger enquiry into the genetic relationship between our own species Homo sapiens and other hominids, we invite submissions of organic material from formally undescribed species, or “cryptids”, for the purpose of their species identification by genetic means.

SAMPLE SUBMISSION Sample submissions are invited from institutions and individuals. In the first instance, please send details of the material you would like to submit to one of the Principal Investigators. These should include:
  • Your name, institutional affiliation (if any), postal and email addresses and other contact details.
  • A physical description of the specimen: (Hair, tooth etc). Photographs welcome.
  • Its provenance: A short account of the origin of the sample, when and where (with coordinates if known) it was collected and how it came to be in your possession.
  • Identification: Your opinion of its likely species identification, and your reasons.
  • Authority: A statement that you are entitled to send the specimen for analysis and that we have permission to publish the results.

    In order to avoid misidentification of samples due to contamination, our preferred material is hair, although tissues will be considered.

    After reviewing your submission, we will send you a sampling kit with instructions. Please do not send any materials without first hearing from us. They will not be analyzed nor returned.

    You may choose whether to be identified as the donor of the sample, or to remain anonymous.
TimetableThe project is divided into three phases.
  • SAMPLE SUBMISSION PHASE May – September 2012
  • DNA ANALYSIS PHASE September – November 2012
  • PUBLICATION PHASE November – December 2012
DNA ANALYSIS At the end of the submission phase, the most promising samples will be selected for DNA analysis. You will not be charged for the analysis. Unselected samples will be returned.

The process of DNA analysis is destructive. Any unused material from selected samples will be returned or, if you prefer, will be submitted for curation as part of the Bernard Heuvelmans Cryptozoology archive in Lausanne.

Results from DNA analysis will be prepared for publication in a peer-reviewed science journal. No results will be released until any embargoes on publication have passed.


Prof. Bryan Sykes
Professor of Human Genetics
Wolfson College
University of Oxford
Oxford OX2 6UD
United Kingdom

Dr. Michel Sartori
Musee de Zoologie
Palais de Rumine
Place de Riponne 6
CH-1014 Lausanne

When emailing please use OLCHP as the subject of your message
TCC - It seems they at least have plan and a time frame in which the project will be completed. This could be a saving grace type of thing for hope of a bigfoot DNA paper in the year 2012.
So with any luck either this or the Ketchum paper will come out before the years end.Then who knows maybe we get lucky and they both will come out.
Ivan Marx
Below you will find the full version of the Ivan Marx film about bigfoot - The Legend of Bigfoot.
Here is some info about Ivan Marx:
Ivan Marx was an animal tracker, woodsman, hunting guide, explorer, adventurer, accomplished nature photographer, and dedicated Bigfoot hunter.
Ivan first began his Bigfoot research in the 50s. He was involved in the Bossburg, Washington Cripple Foot track finds in November, 1969 and claimed to have shot actual footage of a crippled Sasquatch in October, 1970.
Marx briefly worked for three months for renowned Bigfoot researcher Peter Byrne, who later became one of Ivan's biggest and most vehement detractors. Moreover, Ivan also collaborated with famed physical anthropologist Grover Krantz.
Marx followed up this film (The legend of Bigfoot) with two more documentaries: "In the Shadow of Bigfoot" and "Bigfoot: Alive and Well in '82."  The 2 later films are still available from Tom Biscardi's web site Searching for bigfoot .  
Marx and his wife Peggy lived in Burney, Shasta County, California. Although widely derided as a fraud by many Sasquatch experts, Ivan always insisted that his movies and photographs of Bigfoot were real.
He was a mentor to controversial fellow Bigfoot researcher Tom Biscardi.
Ivan Marx died in 1999.
TCC - What I find funny is that most consider him a hoaxer and a fraud but many in the bigfoot world still hold to many of his theories about bigfoot and how they eat and migrate.
The video itself is fairly entertaining and Marx comes off as a person who is a real outdoors man with lots of knowledge .
The bigfoots filmed in the video appears to be a person in a suit but it is still a good film to watch just for some of the info that Marx gives and the many animals he films.
What I personally think is that Marx had real sightings at some point or at the very least found real tracks and tried to recreated them for the film.Which in hind sight might not have been the best ideal.

I hope to upload a shorter version soon with a few enhancements of the video.
Here is the full version of The Legend of Bigfoot

Short Version


double sun
What’s Up With The Strange Lights In The Sky?
By Dorraine Fisher
There have been increased reports lately about some strange lights in the sky. One TCC member photographed a diamond-shaped light in the daylight sky just last week. And a supposed double sun at sunrise was reported in Oregon at about the same time. And there have been many others.
            UFO sighting reports have increased this year, and with the Mayan 2012 prophecy looming over the year, many people are watching the universe a bit more carefully these days, perhaps trying to discern if this year and all its strange phenomena are really any different than years past.
            And are these strange lights really UFO’s, or is there a good explanation?
            To gather some insight,  I consulted my old friend Phil Douglas, an amateur astronomer who’s been studying the skies for most of his adult life.  I use the word amateur reluctantly as Phil has written many articles on the subject and has as much knowledge as any scientist in the field.  I’ve spent more than a few evenings with him and his wife and his telescope viewing the night sky over a few drinks and conversation.
            When asked about the reported double sun, that was said to look like another sun that seemed to rise just before the actual sun, he said this:

            “It most likely is the shifted image of the sun itself.  Our dense atmosphere bends (refracts) the light of the sun near the horizon the same angular diameter as the sun itself. That means that the sun we see, when it touches the horizon at sunset, is actually already below the horizon.  It could be that is what is happening (in reverse) at dawn.”

And here’s what he said about TCC member Jason Morse’s light in the sky:

            “The object appears to be what is called a "sun dog" or parhelion.  It is caused by sunlight being refracted through ice suspended in the upper atmosphere.  If the ice/water molecules are at the proper altitude a circular rainbow appears in the sky around the sun.  Pilots that are high enough can see the entire rainbow and sometimes the double circular rainbow.  The sun dog (brilliant spot) is on the same level (or elevation above the horizon) as the sun.  Usually, if conditions are right there will be another sun dog opposite the first one (on the other side of the sun).  We actually get a lot of these in the Midwest in the late afternoon, usually.  They can look like "unidentified flying objects".

            Other experts may have other opinions, but both incidents are common and have happened many times throughout history.**********

[TCC - Dorraine Fisher is a freelance writer and nature and wildlife enthusiast.She is also a TCC Team Member]
©The Crypto Crew
This is a follow up to a post made a few days ago (Found Here) about a strange object in the sky.
The original report was made by TCC Team Member Jason Morse.
In the post I ask for anyone who seen the object  to contact me...well I was contacted by Katy Byrnes. She seen a strange object around the same time as the report. Only she had seen it for several hours and got to take several pictures.
Here is the photos along with some blow ups of the picture she sent me.
original photo
  Here is a zoom

You will also notice that this object seem to change shape several times adding to the mystery.


Here is several more zoomed photos

So it does appear that there was something going on in the sky. I hope to have more details from Katy in the coming days. 
If anyone else seen this or has any info on what it might have been please contact me via email at
Please feel free to share this post and pictures, all I ask is that you link back to us and give TCC credit for the story/post.

UPDATE -  Ok i was able to get back in contact with Katy and she gave me more details about her sighting and here is what she told me.
"I was sitting on my porch with a friend of mine, Al, and I saw this bright light in the sky.
There was no sound that we heard, just all of a sudden there was this bright light. At first I thought it was a plane, but it did not move.
So we watched it for a bit and then I went and got my binoculars. When I looked at this through the binoculars, the middle of this object was fire engine red. With out the binoculars, we couldn't see the red. I went in to get my camera and started taking pictures. As we were taking turns watching this, the object started to change shapes which shows up in the pictures. Al and I watched this for about 5 hours. It never moved, but there was a very small white object that kept moving towards the bigger object. When the little object got very close to the big object, the big object looked like it was shining a beam of light from the bottom and the little object disappeared. Within a minute the big one also just disappeared. We first started watching this around 4:30 p.m."

Photo by Katy Byrnes
Photo Enhancements by Thomas Marcum

To Believe Or Not
By Dorraine Fisher
            I get a kick out of people when they say they don’t believe in Bigfoot, ghosts, or UFO’s. To me it’s just plain silly to say such things. The universe and nature are a mystery. None of us can say for sure what exists. Just because we can’t see something or we don’t have sufficient evidence doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
            But I guess if I think about it really hard, I can see why some individuals would choose not to believe such things. After all, it’s pretty scary to imagine an eight-foot-tall hairy monster lurking in the shadows of the forests, or that any of our other deepest fears about the world might actually have a place in reality instead of just our imaginations. Or maybe you just need to see something with your own two eyes to know it’s true. And that’s okay.
            I’ve just never felt that way.
            There’s is a small group of us that knows strange things exist in this world because we’ve witnessed them first hand. We believe because we know it to be true. And even if we haven’t seen something, we know it’s possible because we believe possibilities.
            And of course there are many out there who resist believing in much of anything.
            But isn’t it ultimately more fun to believe?  Even if we’ve never seen anything strange, isn’t it more enriching to to our lives to feel sure there are things in this world we may never know so intimately?
            As humans, we sometimes have a tendency to think we should be privy to all truth.  But the real truth is we’re not, and we really need to get used to that and maybe learn some acceptance of all those things we may never know.
            And then maybe we need to stop being so hard on those who believe differently than we do. We often think we’re the possessors of the real truth, if only others would listen. But truth like so many things is subjective and open to interpretation. We see “the truth” from our own perspective. So it’s very real to us, where it might not be so real to someone else with a different perspective.
            So I choose to believe just about everything, simply because it’s more fun. So what if people think I’m crazy. There’s always someone who will.  And that’s okay too.
            So yes, I believe in Bigfoot, ghosts, and UFO’s. But I also believe in God, true love, and infinite possibilities.
            You got a problem with that? 
[TCC - Dorraine Fisher is a freelance writer and nature and wildlife enthusiast.She is also a TCC Team Member]
©The Crypto Crew
monsters of the deep
Is this Nessie?
Monsters of the deep have long struck fear into many people.The darkest and depth of rivers,lakes and oceans are a  source of many movie plots, but the truth of it all is that there has always been a history of odd creatures and stories from our waterways.
Recently James Cameron took his sub deeper than man has ever gone in the ocean. He was almost 7 miles deep.
Sightings of Nessie are still happening, strange creatures have been discovered and filmed in the ocean and stories go back hundreds of years.
[Link removed as requested]
Should We Be Worried About The Mayan 2012 Prophecy?
By Dorraine Fisher

            “There’s no fate but what we make for ourselves,” said the character of young John Conner in the science fiction thriller Terminator 2 as advanced machines plotted to destroy the entire human race.

            As we enter mid-year 2012, there’s definitely a strange energy in the air. At times it feels like something’s going on that hasn’t happened before in history. Increased UFO sightings, strange astronomical activity, freakish sounds that seem to be coming from underground, etc.  We’ve all heard the media hype about the Mayan 2012 prophecy of the end of the world. But is there any real validity to it?
            If you’ve lived a few years like I have, you’ve heard numerous end-of-the-world predictions in your lifetime. And we’re all still here.  None of them came true, and why is that? Because we don’t have the power to make such  predictions.  We don’t know what tomorrow will bring.
            And most likely, when the world does come to an end, chances are, none of us will be here, and it will be a huge surprise that no one would’ve have been able to predict. Life is a mystery always, and we’re all mere humans after all. There have been many end-of-the-world scenarios throughout history. This is just one more.
            And as far as the Mayans are concerned, if you know anything about ancient cultures, you know that an ending in those cultures very often means a new beginning. The death card in a tarot deck doesn’t actually represent death, it represents great change in one’s life. Death or destruction in ancient belief often refers to rebirth like Aquarian age believers that point to a coming age of enlightenment and understanding in this new millennium. A new beginning for the human race. 
            Others theorize our solar system will move through the galactic plane this year which causes increased cosmic radiation. This could cause some difficult problems for us, but not the end of the world. 
            But let me tell you the most disturbing thing surrounding the energy of this year.
            Quantum physics teaches us that nothing is solid. Everything is made up of energy. All things we  consider to be solids, liquids, gasses, flesh, rock, soil, everything, are all just energy that exists at different levels of vibration.   But the most interesting thing about quantum physics is that it’s attempting to learn why particles behave differently when humans enter the equation. 
            Scientists placed photons, those little particles of light that everything is made of, into a glass tube. At first the particles behaved chaotically like they had no structure. But when human DNA was added to the tube, the photons behaved differently. They became ordered. Something about the human DNA  being added to the tube made them suddenly act in a more positive way.
            What does this have to do with 2012?
            Energy is everything. The feeling surrounding this strange year is a form of energy. The power it seems to have over people is also energy.  And energy can’t be destroyed, but it CAN be changed. And we humans have the power to change it, but only if we’re aware of that power.  We all do this on a regular basis if we attempt to change our mood or if we say a prayer for someone. It’s all about directing positive energy to the source.
              The thing I worry most about in this imagined last year on the planet is the power that’s given to this idea of the end of the world by us. Because what we fear the most is what we create for ourselves. Because when we fear something, we’re actually manifesting negative energy and creating a negative atmosphere for ourselves. We’re feeding what we don’t want. So if what we believe personally comes to fruition like it often does, then imagine the power of negative energy created by billions of people if they fear the same fate so much and believe it so profoundly.
            We write the playbook as we go. If we believe with every thread of our existence that something catastrophic will happen, then the odds are much greater that it will happen as we make a stronger effort to feed our own imaginations with negativity.   If human DNA, the stuff we’re made of,  has so much power to make photons behave in a positive way, and photons make up everything on earth, then that means we have the power to change everything around us for the better.
            And just think, two hundred years ago who would’ve imagined we’d  be communicating with little phones to others all the way around the world, and receiving streams of data via computers and internet seemingly like magic?
            The future is definitely not set. There IS no fate but what we make for ourselves. No one can predict tomorrow. There are too many variables. 
            So is a positive attitude the key to making this whole prediction go away? No one really knows, but, in light of the knowledge we have,  it certainly can’t hurt.
            We’re all more powerful than we ever imagined.  We just need to believe it. ***********

[TCC - Dorraine Fisher is a freelance writer and nature and wildlife enthusiast.She is also a TCC Team Member]
©The Crypto Crew

Strange Object in the Sky
The Crypto Crew Team Member Jason Morse was able to snap this photo of a strange, slow moving object in the sky in New Hampshire.
Jason was on his way home when this object caught his eye. He quickly grabbed his cell phone and fired off a couple of pictures. This is the only picture that really came out.
Jason Said "This is Not the sun, it was moving right to left. Probably no faster than 150 mph, relatively slow for an aircraft."
The photo was taken in Greenland,NH on May 11, 2012 at evening time about dusk.
Jason went on to say "It was in my view for 15-20 seconds, headed east towards the ocean.
I lost sight of it behind the trees.This thing was only a couple hundred feet in altitude. I was thoroughly baffled."
Here is a Enhanced & Zoom version of the photo
What was this odd object in the sky over New Hampshire
If anyone else seen this or has any info on what it might have been please contact my via email at
Please feel free to share this post and pictures, all I ask is that you link back to us and give TCC credit for the story/post.
Photo by Jason Morse
Photo Enhancements by Thomas Marcum
Taken in Florida 2012
Rick Dyer, the man who calls himself "the best bigfoot tracker in the world" has released a couple of photos from about 60 taken of what he says is a young bigfoot. The pictures were taken in Florida this year.
Rick is most famous for his 2008 bigfoot on ice hoax,which was featured on CNN.

Here is another one of the photos reportedly taken in FL by Rick Dyer:

Reportedly taken in FL 2012

 Here is a video of another one of the pictures:

 Well.... what does everyone think about these photos?

Please remember this is not an endorsement of Rick or his photos....Just sharing the report with everyone.


Wonder what this little guy is thinking?

Do Animals Like Dogs and Bigfoot Think?

By Dorraine Fisher

       Do animals think?  I’ve  been laughing at this question for years.

       There was a recent scientific study of dogs brains. Scientists realized they could teach dogs to sit
 still for a brain scan and respond to commands and certain words during the test. And they observed
 the dogs’ brain reaction during their responses to them. And, based on their reactions, they finally
concluded that animals like dogs must have cognitive abilities. Scientists had been pondering this
 question for years and I don’t really know why.  Because if you want to know if animals think, all you have to do is live with them or watch them in nature.

       I’ve had close encounters with many animals while I’ve been out hiking, and even some in my back yard.   I came face to face with a coyote that stopped about twenty feet away from me and we shared well over thirty seconds of close eye contact. I could see his eyes very well as he wasn’t moving, but I could definitely tell he was thinking.
         And on another occasion, while hiking the family farm, a mother white-tail deer slipped out of the woods into the clearing with what looked to be a fairly young baby.  She wasn’t more than thirty feet away, and seemed concerned when she suddenly saw me, but not enough to flee. She looked at me and then she looked at her baby, and at me again, and then at the baby again. She was clearly sizing up the level of threat and expressing concern for her offspring.  And she stood there “thinking” for a while before she slowly slipped into the brush with the fawn close behind.
       And near my back yard one year, a mother fox raised three kits under my next door neighbor’s porch. When I decided to take her picture, she let me get pretty close to her, I suppose, as long as I didn’t get close to the babies who were playing, unaware, directly behind her. But you could tell they weren’t far from her thoughts as her head kept turning to watch them seemingly with one eye as she watched me with the other. She was raising those little ones right in suburbia surrounded by people, dogs, and vehicles.
       All these animals had thought in their eyes and in their actions. They were sizing me up, trying to decide if I was a threat; plotting an escape route or plan of attack if necessary.  But you could see the wheels turning inside those minds, just like you could with any human.
       I used to have a Boxer dog that proved the point and took animal thinking to a new level.
       One night at bedtime, I got her up and told her to go outside and do her evening business. It was late and we were both tired, but she just looked at me and wouldn’t make a move to go outside.
       “You go,” I insisted. But she just stared up at me like I was the worst, most cruel mother in the world.
       This went on for a while and I was starting to get impatient. I wanted to go to bed. So I stood there and kept insisting, and when she realized I wasn’t letting up, she finally went out the door.
       I watched her go around to the side of house where she thought I couldn’t see her. And I, feeling a little curious, went to the bedroom window to watch and make sure she was doing what she was supposed to do.  But instead of squatting, she just stood there in the dark for a minute. And she then turned and ran back to the door.
       When she met me there, she wagged her tail with a tinge of nervousness (I’d seen that look before) and glanced up at me with her little dog smile as if to say, “I did what you asked me to.”
       In essence, the dog lied to me.
       That dog thought out her little plan of deception and attempted to implement it. And the only advantage I had over her was a bigger brain.
       In order for an animal to survive and procreate, they MUST be able to think. In order for an animal to hunt, they must be capable of some form of deception. And deception requires thought and planning. And it’s no different for any animal whether it’s your pets, or even Bigfoot. If you’ve lived with animals, you know they dream, they plot ways to manipulate you and get what they want, and they study you to find out what works with you and what doesn’t.
       All this requires a thinking mind. And I’m still laughing.

[TCC - Dorraine Fisher is a freelance writer and nature and wildlife enthusiast.She is also a TCC Team Member]
©The Crypto Crew

Still Frame of a possible bigfoot
This is a breakdown/enhancement of  youtube video "Squatch sighting Hancock MD"
This video was uploaded to youtube by brrrnt a couple of weeks ago.

The video is somewhat interesting but it is just too low in video quality to really see much detail.
The most interesting part is the breath blow that can be heard in the video. There is a chance that the person filming startled the bigfoot and it expelled a quick breath,much the same way humans do when startled.
If this is a real bigfoot it appears it did not know the person was there and reacts with a quick head turn. Of course this could all be a hoax as well but as I stated the video quality is just too low to get any detail.The figure also appears to be rather large.
It was a fun video to mess around with in any case.

Watch the video below:
(Watch in HD,for what it's worth)

The search continues!

Another Mysterious Creature Discovered 
Mysterious New Creature

A mysterious ocean 'blob' has been recorded by a deep-sea remote-controlled underwater camera.
The creature looks like nothing seen before, with speculators suggesting it is everything from a jellyfish to the remains of a whale placenta.
While, at a quick glance, the description of a jellyfish makes sense, the creature has organs and appendages never spotted on a jellyfish before.

Check out the Video


sasquatch hair sample
Recently Randy Brisson,who is one of my favorite researchers, posted a new hair sample photo he collected.
Randy also has some hair samples that is said to be included in the Ketchum DNA paper and he is listed on the team page of The Erickson Project web site.
This recent sample is a new hair sample and is not one of the samples that has already been submitted to the DNA study.
Randy also stated that he was recently yelled at by a sasquatch while out in the woods and that some rogue researchers have been in there at night and it has irritated the sasquatch.
Dr. Melba Ketchum 
Dr. Melba Ketchum
Dr. Ketchum who was to be Presenting at the WA conference did not make the event.
She still did a presentation via Skype  that covered some methods and DNA info. Her not showing to the conference has raised a lot of questions in the bigfoot community. She made a few statements concerning her presentation. Her first statement was before the conference and here it is:
"Presenting at the WA conference at 2 PDT today. Since the paper isn't quite out, won't be able to give data, but I do hope that everyone will learn some things." - Dr. Ketchum.
So she knew that she would not be talking about the DNA paper.
After her not showing up in person and questions flying everywhere about all of it, she made the following statements:
"I need to set the record straight on mis-reporting concerning my presentation at the WA conference:

1. My presentation was not 8 years old. I used some powerpoint slides from a complicated human/animal forensic case from 8 years ago to demonstrate our forensic capabilities as well as some of the techniques used in our study including control of contamination.
2. We did not sequence the WTC s...amples, Celera did that, but I was involved with the analysis of the sequences generated by Celera.
3. The PowerPoint Presentation did include results of the first alleged BF samples tested in our lab. This was followed by me discussing the results of the first BF samples that actually triggered the beginning of this project.
I have to remind everyone, that until it is published, I cannot discuss our data at all. That is why this presentation was given in this context." - Dr. Ketchum
So if things are as she is saying, then the DNA paper is still under review and will be published at some point.
A drawing of the male Bigfoot killed at the Sierra Kills from an upcoming book by Justin Smeja about the incident which will contain many more great photos and drawings like this
Sierra Kills Drawing
Robert Lindsay recently posted the above photo. Love him or hate him he does obtain some inside info when it comes to all the bigfoot stuff.
This is a  professional artist’s rendering of a Bigfoot .This is a rendering of the bigfoot Justin Semja  killed and reportedly submitted the DNA sample from. This sample is reported to be included in the Dr. Ketchum DNA paper.
Robert Lindsay also reported that Justin Semja  has submit a bigfoot steak sample to an independent lab for testing of DNA.
This was just a quick review of some of the more important events in the bigfoot community. I think we are the only ones that covered the Randy Brisson hair sample...but I think it was important.
Whats being called a SUPERMOON is going to be visible tonight.
What is supermoon?
It's the biggest and brightest full moon of the year and it will grace the skies tonight. The "supermoon," which occurs when the moon is nearest Earth in its orbit, will appear only slightly smaller than last year's, which was the brightest full moon in nearly 20 years. It will become full at 11:35pm.
The best time to view the huge moon will be just after it rises in early evening.
The bright moon is expected to wash out light from the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which peaks today, NASA says.

The close approach to Earth also will cause the moon to exert more tidal force than usual. What will be the effect of this extra tidal force? No one really knows the extend for sure.

So if you have a clear sky tonight make sure to check out the Super Moon!

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Bumps In The Night
Dorraine Fisher Shares Her Ghost Story

By Dorraine Fisher

           You think you know what’s real in this world until something happens to shake up your paradigms.
            Some years ago, I lived in an old Victorian house near our downtown area. I loved the house because it was huge and roomy and had a lot of character. But it was well over a hundred years old; creaky and squeaky and settling like it had a life of its own. And it wouldn’t be long before I found out how true that statement was.  
            One day, as I was watching TV in the living room, I heard strange noises that seemed to come from upstairs. My roommate traveled for her job and was gone a lot, but when she was home, I could often hear her upstairs walking around in the hallway. But on this particular day, she wasn’t home.
            I muted the TV volume to listen more closely, and I heard what sounded like her up there walking around. There was a spot in the floor that squeaked in a particular way any time someone stepped over it. And that’s what it was. I’d heard it so many times from downstairs.
            The dog had noticed it first and stood at the foot of the open stairway barking.  But she didn’t move from that spot. She just stared upward whining.
            “Who is it, Brigitte?” I asked the dog in an urgent tone, trying to get her to go upstairs. She was rarely afraid of anything, but she just stood there whining and wagging her tail nervously like she wanted me to go up first instead.
           “Some guard dog you are,” I said.  “Hello! Cheryl, are you up there? I didn’t hear you come home.”
             I looked out the window at the street to see if her car was there, but the whole street out front was empty. I checked the back driveway to see if she might have parked there, but her car was no where around. She wasn’t home.
              I didn’t really want to go upstairs to investigate, but the noise stopped abruptly anyway and the dog suddenly calmed down. So I watched TV for a while that evening and got ready for bed.
               But as I lay in bed reading my book that night, the dog that was lying on the floor lifted her head and flipped her ears toward the bedroom doorway. I stopped to listen and heard that same squeaking noise again in the hallway in that same spot in the floor.
               “Hello,” I yelled again. “Is anyone there?”
                There was no answer. I convinced myself I was just hearing things or it was the house settling again, and I rolled over and went to sleep.
            In the days that followed, I heard a lot of noises that I attributed to the house settling, but some strange things started to happen.
            There was an old upright piano in the downstairs hallway that had been left with the house when I moved in. And I had arranged groups of family pictures on top of it. But strangely enough, one day I walked in to find one of the larger pictures lying face down on the floor in front of it.  I wouldn't have thought it so strange but I had arranged the pictures in a staggered pattern and this one had been situated partially behind another picture that had oddly not been disturbed.  I was puzzled, but I put the picture gently back into its place and I left for work as usual.
              But later when I returned home,  I was a bit shocked to find the same picture face down on the floor again in the same place, still with no other pictures in front of it having been moved.  I was now starting to feel that something was very strange.  No one else had been in the house, no one else except my traveling roommate had a key, and nothing else had been moved.
            Several more weeks passed.  I heard the strange footsteps periodically and occasionally found something around the house that had been moved.  I tried to think of a way to dismiss it all as being normal, but one event made that impossible.
            One night as I was sleeping, I suddenly awoke to the feeling of something at the end of the bed like someone sitting on the corner near my feet. A little surge of adrenalin rushed over me as I struggled to focus in the dark room, but I saw nothing.  I thought it must have been the dog moving around in the dark and I went back to sleep.
           Then, a very short time later, maybe ten or fifteen minutes, I woke up again to the dog nudging me and whining anxiously.  I tried to open my eyes and look at the clock but it was flashing.  Had the electricity gone off? I scolded the dog for waking me up and sent her back to bed.  And I rolled over and tried to go back to sleep.
A while later, my heart skipped a beat when I suddenly heard a pounding on the front door. I didn't want to answer the door alone in the middle of the night, but the dog had already run downstairs to the door and was barking in a more desperate tone than usual. I threw on my robe and ran downstairs.  The pounding on the door continued furiously and I could see a dark silhouette of a figure outside with the street lights glowing behind it. I opened the door to see a fireman in full dress.
“Ma’am you need to get out of the house NOW. There’s smoke coming from your attic window!”  
I sat outside with the dog in the chill of twilight in late October as the firemen diffused a small electrical fire that had started from old, frayed wiring in the attic.     
Luckily they had caught it in time and the damage was minimal, but I couldn’t get the strange nagging feeling out of my head that someone had been sitting at the foot of the bed that night.
 But the strangeness wasn’t over yet.
            After the repairs to the house were done and everything was quiet again, something else happened.  There was an extra room on the main level in the house with bookshelves that I called the reading room, and I had all of my books arranged on its many shelves around the fireplace.
             I was sitting in a chair in that room one afternoon reading my book when something suddenly made me look up.   As I did, my big, thick dictionary suddenly flew from the shelf and dropped onto the hardwood floor several feet away from the shelf.  If it had been a smaller, lighter book I might have thought it had simply fallen. But this was a huge, heavy, collegiate Merriam-Webster version. And it looked like something had just flicked it off the shelf violently and into the middle of the hardwood floor.
              I guess this should have scared me, but I’d had a friend tell me her true ghost stories before many times, I didn’t really believe them before, but now I was really wondering.  It just seemed like something or some-one was trying to be noticed.  And I couldn't really think of another explanation for a book flying off a shelf.
             After giving it some thought, I decided to go to the county courthouse and see if I could find some information about the previous owners of the house.
            I took part of an afternoon off and went to the courthouse and local library and I sifted through old records and newspapers for any information about the previous occupants of the house. 
           When I finally found some information, it was fairly boring---no dramatic murders, suicides, or mysterious deaths, but there had been local fire chief who had owned the house some fifty years before that had died at a fairly young age of pneumonia. Could he be the one haunting my house for some reason?  Unfortunately, I couldn't find any more information on him, but he was the only individual that I found that had died an untimely death in the house.
            Weeks went by again and the strange noises and events slowed down a little. Brigitte had a litter of puppies in the basement and I was up and down the basement stairs frequently checking on them.
             One day I was down there cleaning when I heard a  loud slamming of the front door upstairs on the main level. I wasn’t too disturbed because it was a small town and no one kept their doors locked during the day.  I immediately thought it might be my dad or one of my friends coming in but no one had ever slammed the door so loudly.
            I listened for a moment as heavy footsteps walked across the floor above my head from the front door all the way to the kitchen.  It sounded like heavy boots on the hardwood, and I didn't move for a moment. trying to get a sense of who it might be.  Brigitte, who was always a good watchdog, paid no attention as I listened to the footsteps shuffling around the kitchen. So I believed that if she wasn't disturbed by the visitor, it must be safe.
           I suddenly felt curious enough to investigate and I headed up the stairs.  As I faced the back door, I thought I saw a figure out of the corner of my eye through the door glass, but when I tried to focus, there was nothing there.
            By that time I had convinced myself that this was the spirit of the young fire chief trying to make his presence known, and I was strangely unafraid as long he showed no animosity toward me.
            I pushed the back door open and walked into the kitchen where the noises had come from.  I thought I heard more strange shuffling as I came in, but it abruptly stopped as I closed the door behind me. The room became strangely quiet. 
            “Is there anyone here?” I asked. No one answered, but I kept talking.
            "I know you're here and I know who you are, and I don't have a problem with your being here as long as I never actually see you."
             It was the truth. But I believed that he hadn't really wanted to scare me to death. In the beginning he had subtly moved things around in the house, and perhaps when I failed to believe what was happening, he threw a dictionary off the shelf.
              It had seemed that he just wanted to be noticed.  I hoped what I said would appease him in some way, and I also hoped that, if he was real, he understood that it was important that I never ever actually, physically laid eyes on him.
             Was it a ghost of the fire chief who had died in the house all those years ago? Was there some correlation between his being a fireman and the house catching on fire that night? Had he been trying to warn me in some gentle way?
            After that day, things seem to become quiet in the old house. There were no other noises or activities except for a few strange, small thumps every now and then. It’s almost like he relaxed a bit at me being there. ************
[TCC - Dorraine Fisher is a freelance writer and nature and wildlife enthusiast.]
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