Saturday, April 30, 2016

My Crypto World - Bigfoot and the Nephilim


Here in episode 7, I talk about one of the more popular theories about bigfoot. Many feel that bigfoot is connected to the Nephilim.
Plus I cover some more topics.

Here is the episode

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On a side note, I have several episodes completed of "My Crypto World" So, look for more episode in the future. 


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~Tom~

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

New Photos of Maryland Goatman? (Update 2)


I was just recently sent the above photo by Ryan. It was taken in Maryland on 4/26/16. Some may not know there is a legend of a goatman in Maryland. We also have a very similar legend here in Kentucky. If you have seen the news recently, you might have seen that we had a woman killed while researching the Kentucky Goatman legend. The lady and her boyfriend were from Ohio and were investigating the Kentucky Goatman. You can read that story Here or just search the web for it.

As for this new report from Maryland, I was contacted by Ryan via email. He also sent me two photos that he took. I will include various enhancement during this post. Here is what he told me about his sighting.

"I'm in DC for the GRC summit starting yesterday and was playing tennis Saturday (23rd) morning at Montpelier Park while some friends played golf at Pawtucket Greens.
As we were packing up we saw something on the forest bordering the park. As I took out my camera phone it came up onto two feet and I realized it was a goat. I told some people back in DC about a goat waking on two legs and they said it was some old Maryland Goatman legend.
I called WBAL in Baltimore and talked to someone about it but I don't think they believe me. They think it's a bear holding a freshly killed goat. They ran the story yesterday concluding that but I think there's more to it. I started looking into cryptozoology and found your site so I'm sending them to you."

Here is a link to the short report done by WBAL - you can view it Here

Here is a brief overview of the Maryland Goatman Legend:

According to urban legend, the Goatman is an axe-wielding half-animal, half-man creature that was once a scientist who worked in the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. The tale holds that he was experimenting on goats, the experiment went awry, and he began attacking cars with an axe, roaming the back roads of Beltsville, Maryland. A variation of the legend tells of Goatman as an old hermit who lives in the woods, seen walking alone at night along Fletchertown Road.
The story seems to originate with an alleged sighting in 1957. The Goatman is also said to have murdered a number of hikers in 1962.

I was able to follow up with Ryan about his sighting and pictures.
I ask him about the height of the creature, and how long he seen it, here was his reply.

"I watched it standing for a few moments and then it came down on all fours and disappeared into thick forest. This photo was taken with my phone zoomed all the way in and, if I had to guess, I was about 30 yards away. It stood probably about 7 feet tall when it was on two feet. WBAL determined it was a bear with a goat in its jaws but that wasn't how I perceived it."


Here is another photo that Ryan took.

Here is a zoom on the figure, you can clearly see the horns and the goat looking head.


 Now, I can't see this being a bear with a goat's head in its mouth. I can't see this as just being a goat standing on it's back legs. The witness said it would about 7 foot tall, no goat standing on it's back legs would be that tall.

So, we are left with the possibility that this IS a Goatman. I will be the first to admit that I'm just not sure what this is but it does not appear to be just a bear or just a goat.

I also did a short video on this image, but all of the information and more is covered here in this post. If you would still like to watch the video, you can do so at this link. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTucQwHJIuc


Now, I have to ask ...if anyone has more information about this recent sighting of a possible goatman or if you have also seen it in this area, please contact me.


UPDATE - I guess I should have also included the following information but it slipped my mind. I ran these two photos on some software that detects edited images. There was no obvious signs of anything like Photoshop. Here is some of the Meta Data - size 4032 x 3024, 72 dpi. I also ran an error level analysis and it didn't reveal any thing unusual. Please keep in mind that many of these test are inconclusive and that photoshop is sometimes difficult to detect.  I'm not saying this is or isn't an altered image, I'm just saying I didn't find anything that suggest it was altered. The witness has been very open to any questions that I have ask him and seems to be just looking for answers.

UPDATE 2 - So, after reading this report JR, who lives near the reported area, thought he would go out and see if he could find the exact location this picture was taken at. Here is what JR report to me.
"I went to the park that this guy talked about and walked completely around the 3 wooded sides and nowhere do I see the 2 trees that are on the ground where this goatman was. I walked it twice. I think I need more info from the guy who took the pic. ....... The only thing I can say is I would probably have to talk with the guy or him email a pic of the park with the location marked of where he saw it. I did see one print in the mud outside of the wooded area about 12-13" long and took a pic of it.



It was about an 1" deep but it is muddy and I could not see any toes on this print....."

I ask JR if there was a chance the downed trees had been moved, here is his reply: "I don't think any trees were moved. I would really like if u could get this guy to email me or find out where he was in the parking lot when he took the pic. It appears to me in the Montpelier park the only place he could have been 30 yards from the animal would have been near the entrance to the park. Ask him if this is where he was parked. Also if u would confirm that he was at that park and not at the tennis courts at the golf course. I will go back. By the way I don't know if u saw where I posted it but my wife grew up in this area and spent all her life there. She said when she was a kid there were reports of a goatman she remembered and it scratched a car all up. That was over 50 years ago though. "

So, I email Ryan, the man who took the picture, and as him for more information on the exact location he took the picture. Here was Ryan's reply: "Yes, I took it while we were leaving. It was a ways back so I walked into the woods a bit to take the photo. I don't live in Maryland, I was there for a risk assessment conference. Next time I'm in that area of gladly meet someone and show them the exact location."

Now, hopefully, the next time Ryan is in the area we can have JR meet up with him and they can go to the exact spot where the pictures were taken. I thank both Ryan and JR for their help and information on this case. Maybe we can find more clues and answers in the weeks to come.

-End Update 2 -


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~Tom~

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


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Monday, April 25, 2016

Mysterious Camp Beauregard


The Camp Beauregard Memorial, outside Water Valley, Kentucky on Kentucky state road 2422 northeast of town, marks the site of Camp Beauregard during the American Civil War. It was named for Confederate general P. G. T. Beauregard. It was situated to protect the right flank of the Confederate base at Columbus, Kentucky.

While an active military installation, from September 1861 to March 1, 1862, it trained 5,000-6,000 soldiers for the Confederate States of America.

However, the place was disease-ridden, resulting in 1,000-1,500 deaths at the camp. The diseases included cerebrospinal meningitis, pneumonia, and typhoid fever with poor weather and lack of sufficient supplies for the troops contributing to the dire situation. In a single day 75 cases of typhoid and pneumonia were reported.

Under the direction of the 27th Tennessee Regiment's Colonel Thomas Logwood, the camp was burned down. Union forces captured the site shortly after the abandonment.




A monument was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1909 to commemorate the soldiers that died there and supposedly, some 900 soldiers are buried in a mass grave under the monument…..but some folks say those soldiers are STILL THERE today?





Here is an experience from my friend, Dana M.:

My best experience: I was with a group of friends at night. It was very late. We all branched off wandering around reading headstones. I went off to myself. 

I was standing reading a large monument and the name "Dorothy" screamed in my head. It was weird. I turned around and when I shined my light on the headstone behind me her name was Dorothy. It was surreal.

We heard the beast and ran to the car and left. These events are all separate nights. The last time I went my friend Bob was in town. I had not seen him in 25 years. We went to the cemetery. He also went with another group. This was in August of 2012. In March of 2014, he died in his sleep.
My other friend Karen and I went as a group and took pictures. About three months later she died on her living room floor. I will not go back I'm also very ill but that's another novella.”

Other reports include:
One person explains he has seen lights dancing on some of the headstones and seeing various dark figures running through the graves only to vanish.

There’s also a black beast-like figure that supposedly will chase visitors in an attempt to make them leave.

One night, two individuals said the “beast” followed them for several miles before flooding their car with an over-whelming scent of cinnamon before vanishing.

Also, there are reports of people hearing combat sounds, including what has been described as the sound of sabers clashing.


-Greg-



This post by Team Member Greg Champy. Greg displays an amazing artistic ability and a special knack for background research. He is an accomplished writer and does voice over narrations.


(Source: Wikipedia )

 
 
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Friday, April 22, 2016

The Crypto FIles - Top 5 Bigfoot Movies!


The Crypto Files - Top 5 Bigfoot Movies!
Sometimes, all of us Bigfoot enthusiast need to take a break and watch a good movie...so it may as well be a Bigfoot movie! Here are the top 5 bigfoot movies of all time! If you have not seen them ..then you need to.

If you would like to purchase any of these movies, I have provided a link below.

#5 - http://amzn.to/1U8WdO4
#4 - http://amzn.to/1U8WeS9
#3 - http://amzn.to/1U8WfFQ
#2 - http://www.sitwmovie.com/
#1 - http://amzn.to/1qGHXjJ

All clips/trailers are property of their respective owners.

Episode 10
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

My Crypto World - Cloaking, Mindspeak and Portals



In this episode, I talk about the controversial bigfoot subjects that include cloaking, mindspeak and portals. Does bigfoot have the ability to turn invisible? Can bigfoot speak to you with it's mind? Do bigfoot use portals to travel and go to other dimensions?
I give my thoughts and opinions about all of it. You may agree or disagree.
Episode 5

The next episode of My Crypto World, will be a continuation of this episode but will be titled different. Over the years, I have been fairly careful on speaking on these types of subjects but I thought it was probably time I mentioned it. Not trying to be offensive in anyway, just giving my opinion and talking about what I have experienced.  

Update  - For Part 2 - click here!!!

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~Tom~

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



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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

My Crypto World - Crypto Crew and Projects


My Crypto World - Crypto Crew and Projects (episode 4 )
In this episode I talk about when I founded the research group, The Crypto Crew, and some of the bumps I ran into. I also talk about some current projects.

Here ya go




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~Tom~

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Around the Campfire - Can we really Believe Our Eyes?


Around the Campfire - Can we really Believe Our Eyes?

When we see something, can we really trust our eyes to tell us the truth? More importantly, do our eyes tell us something that can be interpreted exactly the same by everyone?

This is a big problem in cryptid and paranormal research as well as every disagreement known to humankind.  Everyone has a different view. Why is that?




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~Tom~

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

New Possible Sighting in Oregon

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New Possible Sighting in Oregon

On or around January 14,2016 at around 7:15 am a man named Chris was taking his daughter to the bus stop when he looked in his rear view on the way out of his driveway and seen what he thought may have been a bear standing on two legs watching them go down the driveway. He stated that there had been bear there before because they live off the grid that sometimes they store food items outdoors.

After speaking to me he was then sure he had seen a bigfoot instead since it had longer legs and much more size than a black bear.
 
Although he had seen it in the mirror he was sure about it now. Since this encounter they hear occasional noises not of the norm and have been smelling a sulfur/ wet animal odor from time to time. Area near the sighting, so as not to pinpoint his home.
2184-2514 Lees creek road, Myrtle creek, Oregon 97457.
Gps 43.1326425,-123.1493605

Corinna and I have explored this area quite a few times with one actual sighting in 2004 and juvenile tracks another time. Chris lives on the same road as we do but a few more miles deeper in the forest. This story will be continued as we establish a better relationship with Chris and his daughter.

The investigation is ongoing, look for an update in the future.



-Bobby & Corinna-

This investigation/research by TCC Team Members Bobby & Corinna Long
Both are avid outdoors people and good researchers.
This is a report by Bobby & Corinna.



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Friday, April 15, 2016

The Crypto Files - Top 5 Bigfoot Videos


The Crypto Files = Top 5 Bigfoot videos!

This is episode number 9 of The Crypto Files. In this episode we rank the top 5 bigfoot videos of all time. Do you agree or disagree with the rankings?

Here is the video



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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter - Movie Review

Running Time: 88 Minutes

First, let me start by saying that this movie is pretty old, it was released in 1994, by the then hot PM entertainment. The story line for this film is pretty straight forward with a few twist. A young boy gets lost in the woods and befriends a Bigfoot. Bigfoot tries to help the young boy get back to his family and the young boy tries to help bigfoot avoid crazed hunters out to collect a million dollar bounty for killing bigfoot.

The movie features a pretty solid cast, Zachery Ty Bryan from Home Improvement TV show, Crystal Chappell from numerous TV shows, Clint Howard from many TV shows and movies and Rif Hutton who may be best known for his voice over work in video games and numerous movies, he was also been on several TV shows. The film also stars Matt McCoy, who does a really good job in the film.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Crypto Files - Is this a Real Yeti?



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

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

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

My Crypto World - Background, Old Cave & Dogman


My Crypto World - Episode 3 - In this episode I talk a little about my background and growing up, and I talk about some of my early research with an old local cave and I also talk a little about Dogman and tell about some possible local sighting that could be a dogman.

Also this is the longest running episode so far. I'm going to try and keep them a little shorter than this one.

Here is the episode



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Monday, April 11, 2016

How I Became A Ghost Hunter



I was sixteen when I had my first Paranormal experience.The whole episode left me in awe. But scared me and sparked my interest all at once.

I had went to visit my girlfriend I'll call her Kate for privacy sake, but Kate lived in a old coal camp community. Coal Camps are small communities where the men that worked in the areas coal mines lived with there families. Most of the homes these men lived in where own by the coal companies themselves.
The house Kate lived in was at one time or another home to many people that worked the mines when
coal was abundant. Kate's family had told me many times they witnessed various things in the home like lights flicker, objects would move on their own, shadows where seen upstairs and downstairs, also noise and voices were heard at times. Of course I didn't believe any of it and would call them all nuts and would laugh when the subject was brought up.

I was challenged by Kate one night to go upstairs and say “I don't believe in ghost”... big mistake, so me being the brave 16 year old, I rushed upstairs and yelled to the top of my lungs “I don't believe in ghost”.
I was asked one night by her brothers Jake, Barry and Joe to spend the night since Kate was staying with a friend so I stayed. Jake didn't have a door for his bedroom so he had hung a sheet over the door frame for a little privacy. We were so into a game of Street Fighter When I notice the sheet in the door way move. I didn't say anything at first until Jake asked us “ Did you see that?”
We all responded with a "yes", when all of a sudden the door to the Balcony slammed shut. It shut so hard it shook the whole house.

We then spent 10 minutes fighting over who was going to go shut and lock the door then Barry said
he would go shut it. The moment he stuck his head out the door way there was a loud boom and he said "Nope I'm not going". So, I said I would. I get half way there when the door slams shut. I knock the boys down as I ran through the doorway.

But the episode that really done it was when me and Kate were on the balcony sitting, I kept feeling something rub up against my leg only to see my pants leg move and nothing was there. I kept feeling for a string or something but there was nothing. I also watched an Orb the size of a basket ball hover around the upstairs, on a few occasions.

After that I never set foot back into that house. The house stills stands to this day and I still have so many unanswered questions. After these events, I soon found others with my same interest and got into Ghost hunting and have been doing it on and off for a while now.

~Jimmy~


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Nightbeasts - Movie Review

Nightbeasts Dvd
Run Time: 80 minutes


First let me post up the plot line for the movie.
"Charles Thomas takes his son Tim on a weekend hunting trip to the woods only to have that outing violently interrupted by the appearance of Bigfoot. What starts as a vacation turns into an intense battle of survival against malevolent forces."

Now, this movie has a little star power in it as well, it features Zach Galligan of "Gremlins" fame and it also has Robert Miano of Donnie Brasco fame. The film also features Audra Wise and while you may not recognize the name, I'm sure you have heard of some of the movies she has been in...like The Dentist 2, and Unspeakable, just to name a few.

Now, with all that going for it, I can tell you I had high hopes for this film and really wanted to watch it. But in the end I was very disappointed in this film. The acting was about as bad as it gets, and the bigfoot costumes were dreadful. It appears that most of the funding for this film went to pay the stars, who really in the end, just did not deliver. The film quality is good, the plot line has promise but for me the film just fell so flat. Maybe I was over expecting. Another thing that really got me was that some of the "facts" about bigfoot were things that were odd and not consistent with bigfoot , at all. For example, Bigfoot has eyesight like bats and can not cross car lights,...yes I know this is silly but it happens in the movie.

While, I was sorely disappointed in the movie, it seems to have found an audience and is getting good reviews. So, you may just have to take a chance on it and see if it is something that falls into your realm of entertainment.

Nightbeasts trailer


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Rating: 1 out of 5



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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Bigfoot Near Loosahatchie River?


I got the following report in over the last few days. I understand how the witnesses felt as I have had bigfoot pace me while in the woods. I wonder if there are other witnesses that have seen or encounter a bigfoot while being near the Loosahatchie river? If so, I hope they submit it to us.

 Here is the report

- Start Report -

Name: Judy *****

Email Address: On file

State: Tennessee

County: Shelby

Date of Sighting: 1979 or 1980

Time of Day: 1:00am

Nearest Town: Memphis

Length of Sighting: 30 minutes

How many Witnesses: 2

Any Photos/Videos: no

Describe sighting in detail:

We lived on Deadfall Rd. off Brunswick Rd. in Shelby County, Tn. We like to hunt and fish and do everything outside. One night we put a flat bottom boat into the Loosahatchee River (before it was cleared by the corp of engineers)about 1979, in the summer. We put in at the Arlington bridge about midnight and would drift down to the Brunswick bridge. We were frog gigging with spot lights and keeping the legs for frying. During the drifting we heard something following us at the top of the bank. The water level was low and trees were hanging over the water. We continually said someone is following us, but we couldn't see anything. Sometimes we would say it was a deer or bear, but we knew it wasn't. We knew what deer sounded like, but we couldn't explain it. Thru the leaves it was a two legged creature and very heavy. It made us very nervous and we were experienced outdoor people.
Snakes didn't scare us or any animal. It followed us for about 30 minutes. But suddenly a large carp jumped over the front of the boat and was headed for me and I thought the animal on the bank had me. I stood up and screamed and fell backwards into the boat. My husband jumped the other way to keep the boat from flipping over. We lost most everything in the boat including the light but it was floating and we got it back. My husband was happy I didn't gig myself in the back and I was happy the creature didn't have me. We pulled ourselves together and my husband said maybe we should paddle out of here, and we didn't hear the creature anymore and we never talked about it again. We got to our car and hurried home. I didn't know what it could have been until I watched something about the Big Foot on tv. I knew after all these years, it was a big foot that was following us.

- End Report -

I can just imagine that big ol carp leaping right towards you, Judy. I have been gigging myself a few times for fish. It can be a little scary, out there in the dark, in the middle of nowhere ...but boy it can be fun as well.
I have had bigfoot pace me a couple times and it is a scary feeling.

A big thanks to Judy for sharing her story with us and I'm glad no one was hurt when you fell back in the boat.

If anyone has encountered a possible bigfoot near the Loosahatchie river, then please file the report with us.


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~Tom~

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Michigan Dogman


I know this will not be anything new for most of you but Dogman is an interesting topic and this could be useful for others. I have often wondered if what we now are calling "dogman" is really just what some call "werewolf" or are they a totally different species. Could they be related to bigfoot? Lots of questions.

The Michigan Dogman is a cryptozoological creature first reported in 1887 in Wexford County, Michigan. The creature is described as a seven-foot tall, blue-eyed, bipedal canine with the torso of a man and a fearsome howl that sounds like a human scream. According to legends, the Michigan Dogman appears in a ten-year cycle. Sightings have been reported in several locations throughout Michigan, primarily in the northwestern quadrant of the Lower Peninsula. In 1987, the legend of the Michigan Dogman gained popularity when a disc jockey at WTCM-FM recorded a song about the creature and its reported sightings.

This creature was unknown to most of the modern world until very late in the twentieth century. It is said to have been stalking the area around the Manistee River since the days when the Odawa tribes lived there.
In 1987 (100 years after the first reported sighting of the creature), disc jockey Steve Cook at WTCM-FM in Traverse City, Michigan recorded a song titled "The Legend", which he initially played as an April Fool's Day joke. He based the songs on actual reports of the creature.
I made it up completely from my own imagination as an April Fools' prank for the radio and stumbled my way to a legend that goes back all the way to Native American times.
— Steve Cook, Skeptoid.com, Wag the Dogman 
Cook maintains his skepticism about the possibility of a real dogman, he had this to say about the matter:
I'm tremendously skeptical, because I've sort of seen the way folklore becomes built from the creation of this song to what it's turned into ... but I do believe people who think they saw something really did see something. I also think the Dogman provides them with an avenue to explain what they couldn't explain for themselves.
— Steve Cook, Skeptoid.com, Wag the Dogman
Cook recorded the song with a keyboard backing and credited it to Bob Farley. After he played the song, Cook received calls from listeners who said that they had encountered a similar creature. In the next weeks after Cook first played the song, it was the most-requested song on the station. He also sold cassettes of the songs for four dollars, and donated proceeds from the single to an animal shelter. Over the years, Cook has received more than 100 reports of the creature's existence. In March 2010, the creature was featured in an episode of MonsterQuest.
Cook later added verses to the song in 1997 after hearing a report of an animal break-in by an unknown canine at a cabin in Luther, Michigan. He re-recorded it again in 2007, with a mandolin backing.

The first known encounter of the Michigan Dogman occurred in 1887 in Wexford County, when two lumberjacks saw a creature which they described as having a man's body and a dog's head. It has also been spotted many times in the Upper Peninsula by locals. Horses that had died of fright were found nearby, surrounded by dog tracks.
In 1938 in Paris, Michigan, Robert Fortney was attacked by five wild dogs and said that one of the five walked on two legs. Reports of similar creatures also came from Allegan County in the 1950s, and in Manistee and Cross Village in 1967.
Linda S. Godfrey, in her book The Beast of Bray Road, compares the Manistee sightings to a similar creature sighted in Wisconsin known as the Beast of Bray Road.


In 2007, a digital copy of an 8mm film surfaced on the internet. Dubbed "The Gable Film" because of a small paper tag attached to the box containing the film reel, it quickly attained viral status among cryptozoological enthusiasts. Many people believed it was the long-awaited conclusive evidence of the existence of the Michigan dogman. The entire film is 3.5 minutes long, and appears to have been shot in the mid to late 1960s, due to the clothing and hair styles by the persons in the film, which were most prominent during that time. Early scenes are typical home movie fare: children riding snowmobiles, a German shepherd, a person chopping wood, etc. Toward the end of the film, the photographer is shooting from inside a moving vehicle traveling along a dirt road, when he spots what appears to be a gorilla-like animal moving in a field on the passenger side of the vehicle. The photographer exits the vehicle and seems to pursue the creature for several seconds. Then it appears again, facing the photographer from a ridge about 150 feet away. After a few seconds the creature charges. Rapid movement of the camera suggests the photographer is fleeing the attack. In the last five seconds of the film, the camera drops to the ground, lying on its left side.

Here is part one of The Gable Film



A second film titled "The Gable Film Part 2" surfaced later on which seemingly shows a police investigation of the incident recorded in the first reel during which the officers investigating the scene examine a bifurcated corpse (presumably the body of the person recording the previous reel).
Here is part 2 of The Gable Film


After years of analysis and debate, the film was finally revealed as a hoax in the finale episode of MonsterQuest on March 24, 2010. The Gable Film had been shot using vintage cameras, film, and period props by Mike Agrusa, a fan of "The Legend," song. The second video was likewise hoaxed. MonsterQuest claimed their investigative team uncovered irregularities in the film, and then forced the hoaxers to confess to werewolf expert Linda Godfrey. However the Hoaxers say that they told MonsterQuest from the beginning that the film was a fake and they fabricated the "investigation" to make a more interesting episode.

While I know the general consensus is that the Gable films where nothing but a hoax, that still does not explain the history or legend of Dogman or the more recent sightings. I know of some credible people who have reported seeing Dogman.

Just for some fun, here is an enhancement of the "creature" in the Gable film.


The Gable Creature - Enhancement by CryptoTV

If you have actually seen a Dogman, then please file the report with us using the link at the top of the page.


(Source: wikipedia)
Thanks
~Tom~

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



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