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Showing posts with label Swamp Ape. Show all posts
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I hate to keep beating a dead gorilla but seeing as how I was up early this morning I thought I would do a little more research on the Bathing Bigfoot photo. This time I just did a search for "Gorilla Props", "Gorilla Masks" and a few other related searches. There is a pretty good selection of masks and at least this one prop (featured in the comparison photo) that resemble the bathing Bigfoot. If you get a chance do a few searches and see what you can find.

To me it would seem easy to apply a little white paint or digitally apply white to the head and chin of the prop and make it look like the one in the photo. In the comparison photo above the mouth looks a little different, so this may not be the exact some thing. Or it could even be a homemade version or something. If a prop was use or created like the one in the picture, it would be easy to place it in a swamp area and make it appear the subject was deep in a swamp. Is that what has happen here? I don't know for sure as I'm only speculating.

I also want to note that I never did get a reply back from John Rodriguez.  I had ask some basic questions about the photo but no reply as of yet.

After I posted the Bathing Bigfoot story, I took some heat for even bringing it up. I can understand that some get frustrated with what appears to be a hoax but to me, even if it is just a hoax, we should attempt to debunk it and find evidence to support our belief that it is a hoax. Just like with the Rick Dyer "Shooting Bigfoot" hoax, people kept working and digging for clues and evidence, even though they knew it was a hoax. In the end it all unraveled and more was know about Hank and who created it.

I also created a very short video featuring some of the enhancements  of the Bathing Bigfoot. Here it is in case you want to watch it.


In conclusion, I do think the Bathing Bigfoot photos are a hoax and have many questions about it. It is a current topic on many websites and it has even been on some TV news reports, so it is at least worthy of looking into.  I do not feel I have proven it to be a hoax but I think I have brought up some good questions and possibilities.
 
Thanks
~Tom~
[Prop photo from - http://www.lynx-lair.com]




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



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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.


 CRYPTID: THE SWAMP BEAST

The bayous of Southern Louisiana are home to some of the planet's most rugged and unforgiving terrain.  And hidden deep within these swampy confines lie many of America's oldest mysteries and bone-chilling legends.  With its ancient Indian burial grounds and above ground cemeteries, the area has always teemed with eerie sightings.  In recent years however, there has been a dramatic uptick in strange occurrences, many of them attributed to a legendary werewolf-like creature known as the Rougarou.   In History's newest narrative series, residents of a small bayou town must face their darkest fears when something unknown begins to attack, leading to panic and hysteria.  When it's believed the culprit is possibly the Rougarou, or Bigfoot of the bayou, the townsfolk will use whatever means necessary, including the dark arts, to ward off the evil.  An American folktale comes to life with the story of CRYPTID: THE SWAMP BEAST.

CRYPTID: THE SWAMP BEAST
Airs Mondays 10/9C on The History Channel

 
 
I've watched this show a few times and it's pretty good, but more like a drama show than a documentary. Check it out.
Thanks
~Tom~
 

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The Crypto Crew Interview Series - In this interview I talk to James Turner about his 2 different bigfoot encounters. The map photo used in the video is from his second encounter near the Elk River area in Idaho. Our conversation goes off in to some other topics , so I hope you enjoy it. Also sorry for the sniffles but we both have colds.


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~Tom~


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Dale has a degree in Anthropology with a background in Zoology and Paleontology.
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The top composite shows three images of what I take to be the actual Sasquatch type of the Pacific Northwest, the more humanlike Eastern Bigfoot or American Almas and the more apelike form of Eastern Bigfoot, the Skunk apes or NAPES.
The first image (named "Jada")I take not to be an actual Sasquatch but a representation of the type: the Kwakiutl hat-mask (The below photo is much like it. Another one of the same type was just sent to me from a facebook Sasquatch group but I think it is possibly a photograph of a manufactured bust. It is very large.


The more manlike one at center top is easily recognized simply because it IS more manlike: I consider the "Minnesota Iceman" to be an example of this.
Once again there are many witnesses' impressions to go by, but I feel fairly certain that the very good sculpted busts by Alex Evans are a good representation of this.



I also feel that if you had the creature shown in Melissa Hovey's (On the left in the above photo) American Bigfoot Society photo of the hairy back and then you turned it around, you would have again the same type of a face. The face bust is currently being used to advertise a Southeastern Bigfoot convention, and Melissa Hovey has given me written permission to reprint the photo. I find the best likeness to match the bust is an old bust of the Heidelburg man (Reconstruction based on the Mauer jaw) and this is indeed a candidate for the type (and so identified by Mark Hall and Loren Coleman) for the same Eastern Bigfoot population: Mark Hall illustrates a skull of the type taken from a historical grave and published in the 1920s.




The third image on the top composite represents the more apelike creature called variously the Wood Ape or Tree ape, Swamp ape or Skunk ape. It leaves tracks with an opposed big toe, but more like the tracks of the "Orang Pendek" in shape than the tracks of any of the "Known" great apes. There are a large number of "Blobsquatch" photos of the type floating around the internet (but also in the case of the more humanlike kind) and here is another example from the Bigfoot Evidence blog and also a comparison between the two types of tracks from the Eastern USA.


    

The young ones of the more humanlike kinds are much brainier than the young ones of the other two kinds, if the photo from Arkansas of the "Unidentified Primate" can be trusted. And the brighter orange colored reconstruction represents the face of the more apelike kind-showing the characteristic small beady eyes stuck close together, vertically elongated eye-sockets, peak or lump on the top of the head "Two large holes" nose and the protuberant mouth which opens to show large fangs. the ears are usually small and not noticeable. Some cases of "Glowing eyes" are reported.



Here is a straightforward comparison between the Patterson film Sasquatch and the Edwards photo: the more apelike one has an even smaller head, pinched shoulders, longer arms and very short legs that do not raise it high up out of the ground cover.


Such creatures are reported hoarding and eating acorns in areas with oak trees, and in places as far apart as Ontario and Georgia are said to raid orchards of apples, pears and peaches, and it seems that they store food up over the winter and sleep fitfully in guard over their hoards in hollow logs and dug-out dens they have made. Any photographs of "Bigfoot" up any trees are likely to be of this type also.
They seem to come in two basic color schemes, All-black (or very dark brown) and red (or orange) the orange colored ones are often said to resemble orangutans very closely, and the black or dark ones are said to resemble chimps or gorillas, but not usually so strongly.
Thanks
Dale


[Sources: bigfoot evidence,American bigfoot society]



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