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Too Close For Comfort In Oklahoma
An Interview With Bigfooter Randy Harrington
By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher
Chickasaw National Park
          I’m constantly intrigued by the little things people tell me about their bigfooting experiences. So many details come to light that help us all put the pieces together about how they live and interact with each other. Like the things that were revealed when I was talking to Randy Harrington about his encounter with a couple of them while bigfooting at an Oklahoma campground. While trying to get pictures of the elusive creature, he found himself a little too close for comfort.
Dorraine: When was the encounter, Randy?
Randy:  February of 2006.
Dorraine: And where did this happen?
Randy:  South central Oklahoma, Chickasaw National Park, Rock Creek Campgrounds.
Dorraine:  Okay, describe the terrain there. What kind of area is it?
Randy: It’s alongside a spring-fed creek running into Arbuckle Lake. Mostly pine tree's and some hardwoods filtered throughout the camp areas and surrounding wooded area's.
Dorraine: Describe the events. 
Randy: When I pulled into the camp area, I noticed right off the bat that there was no camp host at the front area, and as I pulled through the park there was nobody else in the park. I was alone there. The park has a history of sightings with camp sites visited by bigfoot there. So I was trying to make my campsite appear abandoned. I had a tent and a table full of food set up as bait. I was in the cab of my truck with blankets blocking all the windows. I had a parabolic microphone taped to the outside roof of my truck with the ear phone cord running through my driver door to my headset for listening. After a couple hours of nothing, I started hearing something walking through leaves somewhere in the park. I also heard trash can lids being taken off of the cans and then being replaced back on the cans from other area's of the park. I heard a stick or club being drug through the gravel pathways in the park as whatever was walking had a stick with it. Then I heard a metal post get tapped then several seconds later another post was struck..It sounded like the metal lantern posts that is found at each camp site being hit.  And the cadence would suggest hitting the posts at different camp sites as it strolled through the park. Eventually, whatever was coming through the park came in behind my truck under cover of the tree's and stopped. I would then hear it move slightly, then stop...then move slightly again. I was straining and looking through a crack in my blankets and viewing down the driver side of my truck to try to find where it was. Then I saw something behind my truck 30 feet or so in the woods step out alongside the tree it was [standing]behind with both hands holding the tree, and then step back behind the tree. So now I knew where it was, and it looked like a person.
Dorraine: You could see it clearly? 
Randy: It was cold that night, and there was a full moon that was very bright. Visibility was excellent for the time of night it was (about 10 [o’clock] or so).
Dorraine: Did you see that it was carrying something?
Randy:  I never saw a stick or club in it's hand, but I heard a loud tree knock at this point I am assuming it came from the bigfoot.  I was watching behind my truck.
Dorraine: Did you hear anything else?
Randy:  As soon as the tree was hit, I heard something sloshing across rock creek about 30 to 50 feet behind the bigfoot which was 30 foot or so behind my truck.
Dorraine: What do you think was going on there?
Randy: Even though I can only tell you what I heard, it seems the tree knock signaled another one to join the bigfoot behind my truck because I was watching shadowy movement in the tree's where I saw the first one.
Dorraine: Were you hearing anything more at that point?
Randy:  I heard the loudest owl call I have ever heard from somewhere back there. Then a few seconds later another call exactly the same with a warble at the end. There was a total of 15 to 17 calls every 10 seconds or so within a 3 minute period. They seemed to be getting louder and louder from beginning until the last one. At that point,  two creatures broke from the tree line directly behind my truck.  A large one was in front with a smaller one just to his right flank but they were hustling to get to the back corner of my truck. They were bumping into each other as they approached, the big one was stooped over with arms swinging slightly side to side with the smaller one just racing to get to my tailgate. The big one stopped at the back driver’s side corner of my truck and grabbed my ladder racks and stood straight up. This was the first time I had a size reference, and he was huge. he was a head taller than my racks, and they measure 7 ft from the ground. So this male was about 8 1/2 feet tall. 
Randy showing and comparing height of the creature

This was uploaded to Youtube by "Howto101channel", it is a very short clip of what appears to be a large something --either a person or a possible bigfoot.
From what I can gather the cameraman spotted some tracks and then filmed the possible bigfoot.
I don't know if it is real or not but it is a very recent video it appears.

I would like to see more of this thing and video. I have attempted to enhance the video.The video appears to be of low quality so I couldn't do a lot with it.

Update - Turns out this is a fake and is only a short clip from a longer video -


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Dr. Melba Ketchum appeared via Skype on a Houston News program to talking about the Bigfoot DNA Findings.
Could the wait really finally be over? I still have some doubts but I'm hopeful that the paper will be published soon.

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Bigfoot Head found in 1980?
This is a News paper clipping of what was described as a Bigfoot head.
It was found around 1980 in Lewiston,NY. It seems that the Niagara River had some strange things going on and a team of Japanese researchers were using a mini submarine to search the Niagara River for a Loch Ness type of sea serpent that had been seen periodically.There was an overall feeling of something unnatural going on in the area.
Then this head turns up which was described as a bigfoot head and only added to the weird feelings.
If you notice in the photo this bigfoot appears to have some rather large fangs for teeth, like a saber tooth tiger or something. It appears to me that this looks more like a monkey head than a bigfoot head or maybe it is a saber toothed bigfoot? But I would assume everyone would have known what a monkey head looked like.

Niagara County

I had never seen this story until recently and wanted to share it. I tried to dig up some more info about this but was unsuccessful. I do know there has been reported sightings in NY. 

So who really knows if this is a bigfoot head or not, in any case it's a cool story.

This was posted several months ago via a link by "Sawsquash".... I thought I would share this picture as it is a much better quality photo.

If you would like to read more about this case you can do so by Clicking Here!

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Angels, Aliens, And Bigfoot
What Is The “Unknown Primate” In The DNA Study?
By TCC Member Dorraine Fisher
DNA Questions
             It now seems pretty clear there are some major discrepancies in Dr. Ketchums DNA information.  It suggests that some union took place no more than 15,000 years ago between humans and some “unknown primate” to produce the creature we know as sasquatch or bigfoot.  But we’ve clarified that production of fertile offspring between two different species isn’t possible. So what is this “unknown primate.” Given the information we have, the unknown primate would have had to have been some type of human.
             Some argue that this can’t be true because we humans have Neanderthal in our DNA makeup. And if that’s the case, then, at some point, interbreeding must have taken place between humans and neanderthals (supposed non-human). But due to similarities in DNA structure, the debate rages on with paleoanthropologists about whether Neanderthals should be reclassified as a type of homo sapiens (humans). The belief among many is that Neanderthals ARE human. Perhaps even enough to have interbred with our ancestors and produced successful, fertile offspring. 
            Dr. Ketchum claimed to have compared the DNA of her unknown hominid to the DNA of both Neanderthals and Denisovans and that the DNA of her hominid is different. But such a comparison would require nuclear DNA from both of them, which is, from what I’m being told, unavailable. Nuclear DNA is much harder to preserve. Extracting it from a fossil is not likely. And extracting enough of it for replication such as this would be nearly impossible.
            So can we be absolutely sure of what this “unknown primate” is not?  Can the “unknown primate” be determined at all?
            Earlier this year, a skull that had been found in northwest Mexico in Copper Canyon was determined to have a DNA structure that matched no other on earth. It was called the Star Child.  Humans share at least a small percentage of their DNA structure with every creature on earth, but the Star Child shares none. The Star Child’s DNA was determined to be “not of this world.” 
            But how does this weigh in to the debate? There’s a possibility it has nothing to do with anything. But Dr. Ketchum leaving this gigantic hole in the story leaves us all to speculate. With all this talk about aliens, and angels swirling around this subject, and no real confirmation of what the DNA does or doesn’t reveal outside of the human factor, what could be going on here?
            If you’re one of those people, like me, that might allow your imagination to wander a bit, and if you believe there are great mysteries out there that may never be proven or disproven by science, there could be many possibilities.
            Angel or alien “DNA,” as has been suggested, could be something like a DNA extracted from a creature like the Star Child, not of this world, or not entirely of this world. In order for this supposed hybridization to take place to create a sasquatch, all that has to have happened was a human interbreeding with another being that was close enough to human to get the job done and produce fertile offspring to carry on the line. 
            It could have been a Neanderthal, or Denisovan, since they are considered human enough to interbreed and since that can’t be disproven as far as we know.  Or it could be some other unknown primate, possibly extinct now, or some lost tribe of humans. OR it could be a being completely unknown to us, or “not of this world” much like the Star Child. Some other forces could have come into play here that can’t be readily understood without more study; things that are not yet known by science. In that context, the whole alien and angel possibility starts to become more viable. And until we have concrete facts on the table to explain exactly what a sasquatch is, nothing can really be discounted.
            Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum released a statement saying the release of this information was premature but precipitated by other leaked information. And he appealed to all of us to wait and see what the final results will reveal.  So maybe Dr. Ketchum felt she had no choice in the matter, and maybe this will be cleared up in due time. We can only hope.
            We’re also hoping the upcoming results from the Sykes DNA Project will be revealed soon and will clarify this and close the debate once and for all.  But, given what we’ve all been through in waiting for this study to come to fruition, we’re only cautiously optimistic. *******DF

[Special Thanks to Dale Drinnon]

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Is Bigfoot A Hybrid?
This Isn’t Looking Good!
By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher

A Mule is the offspring of a Male Donkey and a Female Horse
             Okay, we’re all trying to process in our minds everything that’s going on with Dr. Ketchum’s DNA project and sort it all out, but so many rumors are swirling that it’s hard to make sense of it.

            Last week, Dr. Igor Burtsev from the International Center of Hominology in Moscow, Russia released a statement attempting to confirm the existence of the creature known as Bigfoot/ Sasquatch. The doctor went on to explain that the creature is a hybrid product of a union between a male “unknown primate” and a female human “of unknown species.” And this hybridization is known to have taken place no more than 15,000 years ago.

            And not long after that, Dr. Melba Ketchum  released her statement basically approving Dr. Burtsev’s statement and findings.

            Then when Dr. Burtsev was asked why he came forward with the information, he made the statement that he did it because American science publications refused to publish Dr. Ketchum’s paper. He went on to say that we deserve to know the creatures really do exist and to know what exactly they are.

            We were all poised to be happy about one aspect of these findings, and that is in having it confirmed that the creature actually exists and we can stop wondering. But the nature of the DNA findings was curious at best. A hybridization between two species? It sounds interesting in theory, but the problem is that it’s not possible.

            That is,at least according to zoologists. It seems there is no way such a hybridization could occur between these two species and produce the fertile offspring needed to continue the line to our modern day sasquatch as we know him. Such a union, like crosses between horses and donkeys to produce mules, would produce sterile offspring that would have no hope of reproducing at all. In order to produce a strong, fertile genetic line, and to produce a type of human offspring, the two species’ involved would have to be basically the same species: human.

            So why would these the heads of these high profile projects release such information knowing the story has a big, gaping hole in it?

            And why do magazines in the US refuse to publish Dr. Ketchum’s findings? Is it because they know this story doesn’t hold water, or is there something deeper at work here?

            Only time will tell. And we’re still waiting for Dr. Ketchum’s DNA results to come through.
 But zoologists may weigh in to this debate before it’s all over. It will be interesting to hear what they have to say. ********DF

A Closer look at Mules -
A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. Horses and donkeys are different species, with different numbers of chromosomes. Of the two F1 hybrids between these two species, a mule is easier to obtain than a hinny (the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey). There is no known instance of a male mule siring offspring.
Mules and hinnies have 63 chromosomes, a mixture of the horse's 64 and the donkey's 62. The different structure and number usually prevents the chromosomes from pairing up properly and creating successful embryos, rendering most mules infertile.
There are no recorded cases of fertile mule stallions. A few female mules have produced offspring when mated with a purebred horse or donkey. - Source: Wikipedia 

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Indigenous people
With all the DNA statements and posts flying around there has been a whirlwind of activity,excitement and speculation on what it all means.
A statement by Russian researcher Igor Burtsev got the DNA ball back rolling so to speak. His original statement got Dr. Ketchum to respond but Igor's later statement has gone somewhat under the radar.
Here is part of what Igor's recent statement said:

"We waited a couple of years the scientific publication by Dr. Melba Ketchum. But scientific magazines refuse to publish her manuscript which deserves to be published. And I want to remind some facts of the destiny of scholars in our field..."

Igor's statement says that the DNA paper will not be published by a scientific magazine, does this mean it will be published in some other type of magazine or does it mean it will not be published at all?

Then you have the second statement by Dr. Ketchum that says the paper is  "currently under peer-review" and that "Government at all levels must recognize them as an indigenous people...and protect their human and Constitutional rights"


Indigenous peoples -  Primarily refers to ethnic groups that have historical ties to groups that existed in a territory prior to colonization or formation of a nation state, and which normally preserve a degree of cultural and political separation from the mainstream culture and political system of the nation state within the border of which the indigenous group is located.

So would this be the North American Indians? I have heard and read in the past that bigfoot may be a lost Indian tribe.  Also it is important to note that "IF" it can be confirmed that in fact bigfoot is some type of lost indigenous people, that special laws are already in place to protect them.  A special set of political rights in accordance with international law have been set forth by international organizations such as the United Nations, the International Labour Organization and the World Bank. The United Nations have issued a Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to protect the collective rights of indigenous peoples to their culture, identity, language, employment, health, education and natural resources.

What would this mean if it was proven, would it open a whole new can of worms? I would think so. Also if and once this is proven to be indigenous people there really would not be a need for new protection laws as they already in place.

The Dr. Ketchum statement also stated another interesting conclusion:
"Our data indicate that the North American Sasquatch is a hybrid species, the result of males of an unknown hominin species crossing with female Homo sapiens."

So it would appear that a male something had sexual intercourse with a human female and produced bigfoot.

It is also very important to realize NOTHING has been officially proven yet. There has been no media coverage and no paper published. One would think that something of this size and importance would have got major media coverage, right? 
So far all we have got to go on is some facebook posts,while the statements have created a buzz in the bigfoot community, nothing is official yet.

In the coming weeks and maybe months it will be interesting to see just how this all plays out. At what point will the News media get involved ...or will they? will the paper and findings be published and if so in what magazine? will there be a need for new protection laws?

It seem we still have many unanswered questions.


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Five-Year Genome Study Yields Evidence of Homo sapiens/Unknown Hominin Hybrid Species in North America

Contact: Robin Lynne, media@dnadiagnostics.com, 231.622.5362

DALLAS, Nov. 24--A team of scientists can verify that their 5-year long DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch,” living in North America. Researchers’ extensive DNA sequencing suggests that the legendary Sasquatch is a human relative that arose approximately 15,000 years ago as a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens with an unknown primate species.

The study was conducted by a team of experts in genetics, forensics, imaging and pathology, led by Dr. Melba S. Ketchum of Nacogdoches, TX. In response to recent interest in the study, Dr. Ketchum can confirm that her team has sequenced 3 complete Sasquatch nuclear genomes and determined the species is a human hybrid:

“Our study has sequenced 20 whole mitochondrial genomes and utilized next generation sequencing to obtain 3 whole nuclear genomes from purported Sasquatch samples. The genome sequencing shows that Sasquatch mtDNA is identical to modern Homo sapiens, but Sasquatch nuDNA is a novel, unknown hominin related to Homo sapiens and other primate species. Our data indicate that the North American Sasquatch is a hybrid species, the result of males of an unknown hominin species crossing with female Homo sapiens.

Hominins are members of the taxonomic grouping Hominini, which includes all members of the genus Homo. Genetic testing has already ruled out Homo neanderthalis and the Denisova hominin as contributors to Sasquatch mtDNA or nuDNA. “The male progenitor that contributed the unknown sequence to this hybrid is unique as its DNA is more distantly removed from humans than other recently discovered hominins like the Denisovan individual,” explains Ketchum.

“Sasquatch nuclear DNA is incredibly novel and not at all what we had expected. While it has human nuclear DNA within its genome, there are also distinctly non-human, non-archaic hominin, and non-ape sequences. We describe it as a mosaic of human and novel non-human sequence. Further study is needed and is ongoing to better characterize and understand Sasquatch nuclear DNA.”

Ketchum is a veterinarian whose professional experience includes 27 years of research in genetics, including forensics. Early in her career she also practiced veterinary medicine, and she has previously been published as a participant in mapping the equine genome. She began testing the DNA of purported Sasquatch hair samples 5 years ago.

Ketchum calls on public officials and law enforcement to immediately recognize the Sasquatch as an indigenous people:

“Genetically, the Sasquatch are a human hybrid with unambiguously modern human maternal ancestry. Government at all levels must recognize them as an indigenous people and immediately protect their human and Constitutional rights against those who would see in their physical and cultural differences a ‘license’ to hunt, trap, or kill them.”

Full details of the study will be presented in the near future when the study manuscript publishes.
TCC -   Well where is the News media? Still not too excited yet. If all is true then the protection laws should be a  a sure thing. 

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Bigfoot DNA Paper coming soon?

It seems there is some "New" info and hope for the long talked about phantom Ketchum Bigfoot DNA study Paper.
For a long time now this DNA paper and study has seemed like a bigger myth than bigfoot itself, but is all of that about to change? Will some be eating Crow?

Dr. Igor Burtsev,
Head of International Center of Hominology in Moscow, Russia. Dr. Burtsev is well known for his research and support of the Janice Carter story, and his many years of research. The Janice Carter story may be better known as The Carter Farms Story and has been met with a lot of resistance over the years. Many have said bad things about Janice Carter but I found her to be a very nice and approachable person.

Today Igor Burtsev posted the following on his facebook page and it has caused a pretty big stir.
"The DNA analysis of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch specimen conducted by Dr. Melba Ketchum the head of DNA Diagnostics, Timpson, TX, USA has been over!
Team of American scientists led by Dr. Melba Ketchum for five years has analyzed 109 purported samples of such creatures. The study has sequenced DNA of a novel North American hominin, commonly called Bigfoot or Sasquatch.
There were a large number of laboratories associated with this study including academic, private and government laboratories in which blind testing was utilized to avoid prejudice in testing. Great time and care was taken in the forensic laboratories to assure no contamination occurred with any of the samples utilized in this study.
After 5 years of this study the scientists can finally answer the question of what sasquatch really is. It is human like us only different, a hybrid of a human with unknown species. Early field research shows that the Bigfoot/Sasquatches are massively intelligent which has enabled them to avoid detection to a large extent. They are different than us, however human nonetheless.
The hybridization event could not have occurred more than 15000 years ago according to the mitochondrial data in some samples. Origin of this hominin was probably Middle Eastern/Eastern Europe and Europe originally though other geographic areas are not excluded.
The manuscript associated with this study has been submitted to a scientific reviewed magazine.
For years people have refused to believe they exist. Now that we know that they are real, it is up to us to protect them from those that would hunt or try to capture them for research or for sport. They should be left alone to live as they live now. After all, they are our relatives.
At this time, analysis of the Sasquatch genomes is still ongoing. Further data will be presented in the future following this original study. Additionally, analysis of various hair samples purportedly from Siberian Wildman are being tested in an effort to determine if relatedness exists between the Sasquatch and Russian Wildman."

While this may get many overly excited it is important to remember there is nothing really new in his statement. Almost all of that info has already been posted at one point or another.
While I have great respect for Igor and find him a very nice guy, we must remember that there has been numerous attempts from Russia of reported proof of bigfoot. Lets not forget the totally bogus "captured bigfoot" video from a few months back. None of which Igor was involved in to my knowledge.  

One good thing about Igor's statement is that it got Dr. Melba Ketchum to issues a statement. Which she has not done in a long time.

Here is Dr. Ketchum's statement.
"It is unfortunate that the partial summary of our data was released in this manner, however, I will be making a formal response in the next few days. Even though Igor Burtsev released this, it was not Dr. Burtsev's fault."

All this posting and confirming has got the bigfoot world back buzzing about the DNA Paper.
While I will remain skeptical, I am hopeful that the paper is real and will be published at some point. If you think about it Robert Lindsay posted most of this, if not all of it, months ago.

There are many researchers I like and respect associated with this DNA paper. Many of these researchers have DNA samples reportedly in the Ketchum DNA study. Here are just a few of the people reportedly to have samples or a hand in the study: Randy Brisson,JC johnson,Scott Carpenter,Derek Randles,Larry Surface,Justin Smeja and more.

If  this is true and we are really close to the DNA results being published, then it would be safe to assume that the also long awaited Erickson Project Videos will be released in the near future as well.

This DNA study has been ongoing  for roughly 5 years with little or no solid info released to the public, maybe all that is about to change but after this amount of time I will continue to be skeptical but hopeful. I will not get overly excited until I can see some real published results and not just some random facebook posts. I find that after all this time I'm more excited about the Erickson Project videos than the DNA study. I probably will not understand much of the DNA results anyways but HD video should be easy enough to discern. I just hope they don't try to sell the DNA paper as "The Missing Link".
So while at least there is some movement on the whole DNA Paper, we are still left in the same state we've been in for years now...waiting. 

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This bright unknown object was seen and filmed in the daytime sky above Mexico City on Sunday, 18th November 2012.
Witness report: The photographs and video were taken with a canon powershot sx110 south of Mexico city, could that object be a simple strange balloon?, it might be, but it looks strange anyway!
witness - Alejandro Gomez Chavez

TCC - I really don't know what this is but it could be some type of balloon or maybe a drone of some sort but it is a pretty nice video of something.

Here is a enhanced still frame

[Source:Latest UFO Sightings]

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Minnesota Bigfoot Sighting it was near St. Croix River best I can recall.
Filmed with an iphone on 7/6/11 by a farmer and his wife as they walked near the woods next to a hayfield. The the video is only about 5 second long but pretty interesting. Could it be real bigfoot?
I really don't know who to credit for this video as it has been around a while...sorry.


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I shot this video in late summer of 2012, I have been reluctant to post it as the video is not very good.
I had stepped out on my back deck and noticed this thing in the sky, I ran back in and grabbed my video camera in hopes of getting some video. I started shooting but the battery died ,so I went back in the house to get a digital camera in hopes of taking a few photos at the very least. Once I got back out on the deck the object was totally gone. I would guess it took me less than 15 second to step back in to get the digital camera.
It may seem like nothing but there have been several reports of UFOs in my general area over the last few months. Which seems out of the norm for around here. I have seen this object twice, the first time was on my front porch but I have no chance to take a picture or anything as it quickly disappeared behind the mountain tops.
Over the last few months we have seen many UFO reports from Kentucky. We have seen them from
Middlesboro (from our State Rep.),Coldiron, Barbourville, Blackmont(where this video is from), and don't forget about the recent "paper clip" UFO video from Ky. Makes me wonder why the sudden increase in sighting in this state. Add on top of it we just had a 4.3 earthquake a few days backs, which we rarely ever have any quakes you can feel. I have heard others tie UFOs to earthquakes...maybe there is something to it.


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"This video was recorded in Litchfeild County, CT on November 17th by a freind who's a professional wedding photographer using the video function on his DSLR. We had heard something at the garbage cans - thought it was a bear, and stayed in the house and filmed out a window. By the time we had the camera out the thing was accross the road at the edge of a farm feild. At first it DOES look like a bear - but than it stands up totally erect (or at least it seems that way to us) and goes up and down a bit then takes off running. We were scared Sh#$%-less. We called the animal control guy, who just said that if it comes back call him while it's there. It could still be a bear - but it's movements are so strange... we all swear it was bigfoot - even though we think that bigfoot is B.S. We just don't know what to think. No more fish in the garbage!"

TCC - This a new fake bigfoot video. Big loose suit. But it makes me wonder just how many people will swear on their life it's real?  


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Finding Bigfoot rant

This guys seems to have the show figured out. I thought this was kind of funny and wanted to share it. Would this guy be a great change of pace for the Finding Bigfoot Show?
He be a great "special guest" researcher , him and Moneymaker would be a hoot.


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Tennessee Researcher Scott Carpenter thinks he may have filmed a bigfoot while out searching.
He also states he set up a time lapse camera in the area.
Here is the description under the video.
" I sighted a Bigfoot on a ridge top in the National Park research area. The Bigfoot made some noise to get my attention, then stood up and silhouetted itself against the skyline. It rocked back an forth then dropped down. The sighting lasted about 10 seconds. The video contains my uncut reaction to the sighting. I am whispering and at times hard to hear because of my excitement."

What does everyone think?


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The Crypto Crew Interview Series.
Interview conducted by TCC Team Member Jennifer Caywood.
Bobby and Corinna Long witnessed a large hairy creature run across the road late one evening.
Great story.
We have several more witness interviews on this site and on our youtube channel, so check them out.


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Dark figure

The shadow in the background is said to be the submitter’s late husband. It seems the husband died of cancer and now haunts his former home and is appearing as a shadowy figure.

Here is a Zoom I did of the Figure.

So do you think it could be real?

[Sources:GhostStudy , Ghosts n Ghouls]

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Sasquatch Special Forces?
 A More “Tactical” Approach To Finding Bigfoot
By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher

Would you think this was a bigfoot?
    It’s becoming abundantly clear that finding Bigfoot is not as easy as we think it should be. And REAL evidence is rare at best. So being the outside the box thinker that I am, I have to ask: are we going about this all the wrong way? Do we need to think differently and change our strategy?
            I have a strange interest in military tactics. I don’t know where it came from, but I watch the military channel a lot. I love to see the different “tricks of the trade” service men and women are trained to use to hunt down the enemy. And also the tactics used in historic battles. It’s a different brand of intelligence applied in no other aspect of life.

            But what does all this have to do with Bigfoot?
            After talking to numerous bigfoot researchers and hearing their stories and stories they’ve heard about others’ encounters, it has occasionally been mentioned that sasquatches have a strategy of living in the woods similar to military special forces. The way they hide, skulk, stay quiet, and drop out of sight in a split second is nothing short army ranger-esque.

            Recently I was watching a video of a supposed bigfoot.  And as I watched, it occurred to me that the creature in the video looked something like a man wearing a certain type of ghillie suit: the garb that military snipers wear. And it stirred some thoughts about how these creatures may be able to stay hidden so well...and how we should look for them.
            I became interested in sniper tactics when my nephew entered sniper training in the army. I was very worried about him when he told me what he was planning to do. He’s such a gentle soul; soft spoken, very patient with animals and children. How would he survive such a difficult and dangerous job?
            But this is also the personality that many habituators describe about sasquatches: mostly gentle in nature and non-confrontational. And to be able to hide so well, they must be patient and avoid movement, sometimes for long periods. And it occurred to me that my nephew, however scary it is to me, is actually the perfect personality for this job. Snipers must have a patient nature, and the ability to stay quiet and wait for long periods of time, while moving very little.
            This is something that sasquatches seem to do very well.
            So in order to find them, do we need to apply a more military mind to the problem? I asked bigfoot researcher Leon Drew, who just happened to have worked in the army as a combat engineer and special operations communication support, just what skills are needed to find a sniper. Was it even possible?
            “The skills would be basic hunting and tracking skills and a lot of luck,” he laughed. “The idea is, you don’t find them.”
            Hmmm! No surprise there.  It sounds a lot like looking for Bigfoot.
            “So is there a set method for flushing out a sniper?” I asked.
            “There is no set technology, no” he added. “You use thermal, movement detection, sound location... but most {snipers} shoot once and then they move. It’s mostly about being familiar with your area; trees, rocks. And then be able to note what’s different. The biggest skill is attention to detail.”
            So I asked, “So when it all comes right down to it, they {snipers} can’t be found?”
            “Not easily,” he said.
            Does this sound familiar too?
            If sasquatches are very often employing skills similar to military special forces, does it make sense we’d have to apply military-type tactical skills to find them? And is it reasonable to think we’d have a very hard time finding them if they behave much like military snipers, the best hiders in the world?
            So it becomes a bit daunting when you realize what you’re dealing with out in the field. But it also puts the necessary skills needed to find bigfoot into perspective.
            In order to find one of the smartest, most elusive creatures we know, you’d have to be able to think like a sasquatch, be intimately familiar with the area you’re searching in, and have an exceptional eye for detail. Not to mention a lot of luck and some state-of-the-art equipment.
            And then, after all this, you need a lot of patience and a good sense of humor about still not finding one.  They have a different brand of intelligence and live in a completely different world. And in order to find them, you have to be aware that you’re entering that world. Your regular mind doesn’t work so well here. You have to find a new state of mind that meshes with theirs. 
            But also, if there’s one thing that anyone I’ve ever spoken to that’s been in combat has told me,  it’s also a matter of reverence and respect. Never underestimate your enemy... or in this case, bigfoot.
            So Leon ended the conversation with a single thought.
            “Have respect for their intelligence and remember that you’re in their home. Act as you would ask them to act in yours.”
            I don’t know if he was talking about snipers or bigfoot. But it really doesn’t matter. It all applies the same. ******DF
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Terror In Tennessee!
The Flintville, Tennessee Monster
By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher
Monsters in Tenn.
             Tennessee is known for a lot of things: Elvis, country music, and beautiful green rolling hills. There usually isn’t much talk about monsters there. But there was a lot of it in 1997 when a supposed bigfoot began attacking cars, trying to kidnap small children, and snatching livestock in the little town of Flintville.

            Most reports of bigfoot sightings don’t tell tales of a creature truly believed to be dangerous to humans, but residents of Flintville were terrorized by the monster and in fear for their lives for more than twenty years.

            It all started back in 1976 when a woman claimed a “giant hairy monster” broke her car’s antenna, jumped on top of her car and began jumping up and down.  And when her story began to permeate the town, other residents came forward with similarly horrifying accounts.

            Locals described a black, hairy man/ape-like creature around seven feet tall, with long hairy arms,  and a really horrible stench like skunk, that left 16- inch footprints.

            A farmer named Ned Sinclair told authorities, “That thing's so big it could easily hurt somebody. Who knows how many head of our livestock have gone missing because of it?''

            One woman told a harrowing tale of crouching in the floorboard as the creature attacked her car. And a man claimed the creature chased him through the woods screaming and howling like an ape.

            In the 1980’s, a woman claimed the creature chased her around the inside of her house and pounded on her door. A local plumber said his truck windshield had been smashed by the creature.  And in 1989, a church pastor claimed his car antenna and windshield had been destroyed. While during the same week, some teenagers reported seeing a “large manlike ape” running across a field.

            But the most harrowing story of all was told by a woman named Jenny Robertson. On April 26, 1976 she heard her four-year old son, Gary, screaming out in the yard where he had been playing. And when she ran outside to check on him , she could smell a terrible stench in the air she said reminded her of “dead rats.” And then she saw a huge hairy apelike figure running across her yard toward her house.

            She related the story to investigators at the time, “It was 7 or 8 feet tall, and seemed to be all covered with hair. It reached out its long, hairy arms toward Gary and came within a few inches of him.''

            But luckily, with a huge rush of adrenaline, Mrs. Robertson was able to scoop up the child and get him inside the house and lock the doors just in the nick of time.

            Not long afterward, large groups of heavily armed police officers and hunters descended onto her property determined to find and kill the beast. They combed the woods around the area but never could managed to track the creature down. Though they did claim they heard screams coming from the woods and had rocks thrown at them.

            Luckily, no one was ever hurt by the creature, and there have been no other encounters reported since 1993. It may have relocated or gone into hiding. Who knows? But the Flintville Monster still remains a mystery. ******DF

[source:Bigfoot Encounters]

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Louisiana Wookie?
The Monster Legend Of Honey Island
By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher
Honey Island Swamp - is it home to a Monster!

            Legends of monsters in the swamp have permeated the bayou country of Louisiana for well over a
hundred years. But sometimes there’s a reason legends persist.
            Honey Island Swamp in southern Louisiana is stretch of land 27 miles long and seven miles wide. Thick pine forests make up the northern portion, and the southern portion consists of 70,000 acres of protected swampland not easily accessible by humans except by boat or on foot. Many dangerous animals make their home there, including black bear, alligators, and feral hogs. But some say, that in the deepest, darkest recesses of the area there is another creature that calls this place home.
                        Known as the Louisiana wookie (due to it reported resemblance to the Star Wars character) or the Honey Island swamp monster, it was first spotted in the 1960’s when humans began exploring further into the remote areas of the swamp.
            The first documented sighting was in 1963 when a man named Harlan E. Ford and his friend Ray Mills were hunting in the area. They came across a large, hairy creature standing over a dead boar with its throat ripped out. 
            The creature was described as having “dingy gray hair,” with longer hair growing from its head. It was estimated to be around 7 feet tall and around 400 pounds with clawed hands.  The two hunters claimed the creature turned and shot them a very threatening glare before it ran off and disappeared into the swamp. They also noted the creature’s large yellow eyes and the terrible stench in the air during the encounter.
            But these two men may have been the lucky ones. Many people believe the creature to be responsible for the deaths of many farm animals and humans in the area for decades. And the natives there tell a story that describes the creature as a once abandoned child that had been raised by alligators.        
            Many legends surround the creature, but the strangest allegedly took place sometime in the early 1900’s. A train full of zoo animals from all over the world was said to have wrecked as it was traveling through the region. Many of the animals on board were said to have escaped, including a group of chimpanzees which was said to have survived the harsh conditions there and interbred with alligators. Thus creating this reptilian/ape-type creature that inhabits the swamp to this day. 
            Many researchers believe the creature is another type of sasquatch, but its footprints in no way resemble the prints of sasquatches of the Pacific Northwest. They describe prints with three or four toes instead of five. They argue this could be an isolated group of sasquatches that have been forced to interbreed causing certain genetic deformities such as this.
            Other Sightings
            -Harlan Ford described another sighting of the creature that took place after the first:
            "One evening late, just about dark a friend and I we encountered eyes, they were a yellow or amberish color set real wide apart, so this friend of mine, Jim Hartzog, he took a gun and went into this area to try to kill whatever it was and he says he came face to face with this thing. It looked like an ape about seven feet tall, and he fired on it. He said when he did the eyes went away. It most likely turned and ran, he shot at it one more time. So we went back the next day to look for signs and blood but we didn't find any. We figured Jim missed it that night.
            -Barry Ford told the In Search Of TV crew of his encounter with the creature:
            "My wife and I were going on a fishing trip about four years ago and at about 9:00pm [the video shows them camping in the swamp] that night I heard this peculiar noise, a scream down the river, I'd say about a half a mile away. My wife wanted me to build a fire so I was out gathering wood, and it screamed again, this time it was closer, maybe three hundred yards. That's when it really scared her, it scared me but I tried not to let her know it scared me, so I went ahead and kept building fires [video shows them building small fires around their camp] and less than ten minutes later it screamed again and this time it was right on top of us. It almost shook the leaves off the trees."
            -Ted Williams describe two separate encounters:
            First time I ever saw it, it was standing plum still like a stump. I stopped and realized it wasn't a stump and it wasn't supposed to be there. When I stopped it ran. It was dark gray, about seven foot high, it jumped a bayou [a bayou is the southern equivalent of a stream, except the water moves so slow it may not even appear to have a flow], that was the first time I saw it. The next time I seen him was swimming the river [Pearl River], two of them, one was bigger than the other and faster than the other and they swam just like a human with them long overhead strokes. I tried to get one of them to look at me and the other one ran off and the other one wouldn't look at me. I could've shot it but I wouldn't on account it wouldn't look at me. It looked too much like a human too me, broad shoulders, arms hanging down below its knees, hands looked almost like a humans."
             Harlan Ford, scrambling for proof, later returned to the swamp for video evidence. He returned with an inconclusive video of a dark, hairy figure walking on two legs, maneuvering through the dense foliage. Some footprints from the creature have also been cast, but to this day, no other physical evidence of the Honey Island swamp monster has ever been found.*******DF

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[sources:Unknown Explorers,SwampMonster,FindBigfoot]

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Does this solve the Provo Canyon Bigfoot Mystery? For me it has not been a mystery but many are still holding on to this as a real bigfoot. It appears even more evidence is mounting that this is nothing more that a hoax. Steve Alcorn has found some evidence of this as well and it can be read by clicking HERE.  
There have been countless TV news spots ran about this footage, not to even mention the huge amount of internet sites that covered it, and the original youtube video has over 5 million views. There has been a slew of analysis and breakdown videos,including a quick one from me.
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Breakdown & Enhancements
Still Frame
Provo 1 - Here
Provo 2 - Here
Provo 3 - Here
Provo 4 - Here
Provo 5 - Here
Many more on youtube.

News coverage
Provo News 1 - Here
Provo News 2 - Here
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Kidnapped By Bigfoot?
The Albert Ostman Abduction
By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher
Albert Ostman in 1977
            There are very few stories of humans being abducted by sasquatches, but the Albert Ostman story is probably the most famous. And his detailed descriptions of the creatures’ behavior still ring true to this day.
            Ostman claimed to have never heard of sasquatches when he entered the Toba Inlet near Lund, British Columbia as a prospector in 1924. An old Indian that served as his guide explained about these hairy “people” that lived in the forests there.
            Ostman didn’t believe the myths told by the natives and he dismissed the stories. But the guide still insisted these “people” were very real and still lived in the area, as Ostman would learn soon enough.
            He and the guide arrived at the inlet mouth late one afternoon and made camp. The guide had supper with him and they made arrangements for him to return for Ostman in the same spot in three weeks time.
            Ostman hiked the area northeast of his location, did some hunting, and prospected for several days before he found a spot for his permanent camp about ten miles in that direction. He built a permanent fireplace for cooking, and he made himself a permanent bed to sleep in. He claimed he was a very heavy sleeper if he could get comfortable, and his new bed proved to be comfortable enough.
            He awoke the following morning to find his things had been moved around, but nothing was missing. The following night, he loaded his rifle and slipped it under the edge of his sleeping bag.
            The next morning he awoke to find his pack, that had been hanging on a pole, had been emptied and turned upside down. And some food items were missing, but nothing was torn apart, so he didn’t suspect a bear. He checked the area for tracks but found none, and he climbed up on a big rock with his rifle where he could watch the camp for a while, but nothing showed up there.
            The next night he made special preparations and planned to stay up all night to see if he could see the visitor, but he said he must have fallen asleep.
            He awakened to something picking him up, and it took him a moment to wake up and realize what was happening. He was still in his sleeping bag. He then felt like he was being “tossed on horseback” but could feel that whatever was carrying him was walking. 
            This is where Ostman’s account gives some striking details about being carried. He wanted to get to his knife, but it was positioned in such a way underneath him and he couldn’t get to it. He claims he had a firm grip on his rifle the whole time that had been inside the bag.
            “I could feel myself rise for every step,” he later told author John Green. “What was carrying me was breathing hard and sometimes gave a slight cough. Now, I knew this must be one of the mountain Sasquatch giants the Indian told me about.”
He had slipped his boots inside his sleeping bag before he went to sleep in order to protect them. And he said he could feel the hobnail from one of the soles cutting into his foot while the creature was carrying him. “It hurt me terribly, but I could not move,” he explained.
            And he described the discomfort inside the sleeping bag. “It was very hot inside. It was lucky for me this fellow's hand was not big enough to close up the whole bag when he picked me up — there was a small opening at the top, otherwise I would have choked to death.”
            He guessed the whole uncomfortable trip to be about three hours long. When the creature finally put him down, it was still dark. And as he sat up and tried to get his circulation back, he could hear them “talking” to each other and he described what was happening:
            “I could hear now it was at least four of them, they were standing around me, and continuously chattering. I had never heard of Sasquatch before the Indian told me about them. But I knew I was right among them.”
            But what he didn’t know was how he would get away from them.
            He finally found the strength to stand up as the figures of them were becoming clearer as the sun rose higher in the sky.
            “What you fellas want with me?” he asked them, only to be answered by more chatter.
            As it got lighter outside, he could see them clearly, describing them as people, completely covered with hair and no clothes. His account was of a family of four, what he described as an “old man,” “old woman,” and two young ones he described as a boy and girl who seemed afraid of him.
            As he watched them chattering, he got the impression that the female was not too thrilled about what the male had dragged home. “The old man was waving his arms and telling them all what he had in mind,” Ostman said.
            And then they left him for a while to check his pack the creature had carried from his camp along with him, and to figure out where he was.  He went through his things and went about the business of getting food and water while the creatures watched him curiously from nearby. And on his way back, he could see where the family had been sleeping.
            “On the east side wall of this valley was a shelf in the mountain side, with overhanging rock, looking something like a big undercut in a big tree about 10 feet deep and 30 feet wide. The floor was covered with lots of dry moss, and they had some kind of blankets woven of narrow strips of cedar bark, packed with dry moss. They looked very practical and warm — with no need of washing.”
            The young male was becoming more curious and getting closer to him, so Ostman gave him his snuff box which he played with for quite a while, showing it to the others. But other than that, the first day with them was uneventful.
            The next morning, Ostman was determined to leave and he packed his pack, rolled his sleeping bag, and injected the shells into the barrel of his rifle. He attempted to walk out of the area, but was forced back by the old male. Ostman said, “I pointed to the opening. I wanted to go out. But he stood there pushing towards me — and said something that sounded like "Soka, soka."
            Ostman, afraid that his 30-30 rifle wouldn’t have much impact on the large male, decided to pull back and wait it out.
            The two young ones had been curious about him and he thought if he could make friends with them, they might help him. He gave the young male another snuff box with some snuff left in it. Ostman thought maybe the “boy” would give some to the older male.
            The next day, the female came back with food, and Ostman made dippers out of a couple of his food cans and gave them to the young ones to play with. When he showed the young male how to dip it in water, he seemed pleased, almost smiling. Then Ostman took a bite of his snuff, smacked his lips and said, “That’s good!”
            He tried to get the older male to come to him. He thought if he could get him to eat some snuff it would most certainly kill him. And Ostman, since he now saw these creatures as people, could reason it out in his mind that this wasn’t murder since the old male ate it on his own. And the creature kept coming closer and closer to him every day.
            One morning, after Ostman built a fire and made himself some breakfast, the male came within ten feet of him and sat down. Ostman pulled out his snuff box to take a pinch only to have the “old man”  snatch it out of his hand. And to his surprise, he emptied the entire box into his mouth and swallowed.
            Not long afterward, his eyes began to roll back in his head. Ostman described the scene.  “I could see he was sick. Then he grabbed my coffee can that was quite cold by this time, he emptied that in his mouth, grounds and all. That did no good. He stuck his head between his legs and rolled forwards a few times away from me. Then he began to squeal like a stuck pig. I grabbed my rifle.”
            The “old man” ran to find water. Seeing his only chance to escape, Ostman packed up what things he could quickly collect. The young male ran over to his mother who had also begun squealing. Ostman made a run for it, but the old female was right behind him. He turned and shot his rifle over her head and kept running toward the hills.
            “Must have made three miles in some world record time,” Ostman said. “I came to a turn in the canyon and I had the sun on my left, that meant I was going south, and the canyon turned west. I decided to climb the ridge ahead of me. I knew that I must have two mountain ridges between me and salt water and by climbing this ridge I would have a good view of this canyon, so I could see if the Sasquatch were coming after me. I had a light pack and was making good time up this hill. I stopped soon after to look back to where I came from, but nobody followed me. As I came over the ridge I could see Mt. Baker, then I knew I was going in the right direction.”
            Ostman, tired and sick after traveling quite a way, eventually came across a loggers’ camp at Sechelt Inlet where he stayed until the next morning. He caught a boat from there to Vancouver.
He had told the loggers he was a prospector and got lost. He said nothing about the sasquatches for fear they’d think he was crazy.
             He also told John Green this was to be his last prospecting trip. *******DF

[source:Bigfoot Encounters]

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