Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 1st is Officially Joe Beelart Day

Today and every July 1st we celebrate all things Joe Beelart. Click the following link to hear Kick Ass Oregon History Interview Joe Beelart 

On May 17th Kick Ass Oregon History chatted with Author Joe Beelart about his new book The Oregon Bigfoot Highway. The interview was conducted during and after Joe's presentation at HopsSquatch

While your at it, head on over to Amazon and purchase Joe's book.

You can learn more about the The Oregon Bigfoot Highway at the Official Oregon Bigfoot Highway Website. Below is a teaser about the book.

This book is a collection of Bigfoot sightings, Bigfoot related incidents and … happenings in the wild area of the upper Clackamas and Breitenbush River drainages. In it we explore seemingly genuine accounts relating to Bigfoot along the main road between Estacada and Detroit, and side roads that venture into secret haunts of the Clackamas Ranger District of the Mount Hood National Forest

These accounts span over one hundred years and were reported by persons of diverse professions from lawyers to loggers. The quantity and similarity of these reports caused us to conclude that this is, indeed, The Oregon Bigfoot Highway. 


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Peter Mayhew Confirms He Required Bigfoot Protection as Chewbacca

Peter Mayhew sans Chewbacca mask
"Yes, this is absolutely true." --Peter Mayhew responding on Reddit to rumors of requiring  protection from Bigfoot hunters while in Chewbacca costume.

On the entertainment/social media/news site there is a Today I Learned section (TIL). Today, June 23rd 2015, one of the viral TILs was a post about Peter Mayhew requiring protection.
TIL Peter mayhew (Chewbacca) was required to be accompanied by crewmembers who wore brightly-colored vests while in the forests of the Pacific Northwest filming scenes set on Endor, so as not to be mistaken for Bigfoot and shot.  
This is interesting, and definitely viral-worthy, but as a Start Wars nerd I'm pretty sure all the scenes of Endor were shot in Northern California (in the redwood Groves of Marin County and Del Norte County to be exact.

Because of the discrepancy of location I have to admit I was a little leery of the this factoid. Digging deeper I did find a supporting story written by Sean Whitley on Cryptomundo. The following excerpt is from 2011 and retells a story of how the filmakers were concerned for Peter Mayhew's safety in Bigfoot's backyard.
While shooting “Return of the Jedi” in the redwood forests of Northern California, Peter Mayhew, the seven foot, three inch actor who portrayed Chewbacca the Wookiee, was warned not to walk off set in costume for fear of being shot by hunters. “Remember, this is Bigfoot country,” he was told by concerned crew members. 
This is a little different than being surrounded by crew members wearing brightly-colored vests. No doubt the addition of being surrounded by crew-members on security detail makes the story a little more tantalizing.  one of the best ways to find out would be from Peter mayhew himself and how would we get him to respond to such a trivial detail. Apparently Peter Mayhew has a confirmed reddit account and yesterday, June 22nd 2015, he was able to respond to the Bigfoot rumor.
JDawgSabronas: Yeah, I'd love some confirmation straight from the horse's wookiee's mouth.
PeterMayhew: Can confirm. Cheers, Peter Mayhew
Although the Pacific Northwest filming site is still in question as least we know Bigfoot hunters were a large concern on the set of filming Jedi and protection included not walking offset with the costume on and a squad of brightly colored crew-members. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Thom Powell's "Edges of Science" Debuts as #1 Hot New Seller

Tom Powell's third Book debuts as #1 Hot New Seller
Author Thom Powell's newest book debuts as a  #1 Hot New Seller on Amazon. Edges of Science currently tops the category of Unexplained Mysteries. It's not to late to order your copy of Thom Powell's Edges of Science.

About the book:
Edges of Science, Thom Powell’s third book, is an anthology of scientific mysteries that all relate to a central theme:  the place of our Earth within a vast galaxy of stars, many of which are inhabited by sentient beings that are fully aware of Earth and well-meaning but sometimes inept humans that inhabit it. Thom is a career science teacher who has researched and reports on a plethora of scientific mysteries that are much more related to each other than they first appear.  UFOs, crop circles, ancient pueblos, earthen mounds, sasquatches, and lake monsters are just some of the mysterious phenomena that manifest themselves occasionally on Earth and suggest something of profound importance that is going on at the Edges of Science.

Don't forget to visit Thom Powell's Official Website for more information and to learn about his other two books; The Locals and Shady Neighbors.
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