Friday, April 29, 2016

Save Animals and Meet Cliff Barackman

Xoctchi (pronounced (so-chee) and owner Cliff Barackman
Meet Cliff Barackman in Newberg Oregon where he will host a fundraising event for the Newberg Animal Shelter. 

SAT April 30th 5pm

Chehalem Cultural Center Ballroom
415 E. Sheridan St.
Newberg, Oregon

The Newberg Animal Shelter Friends present the 1st annual Wine & Whiskers.

Join us the evening of April 30th in the Ballroom at the Chehalem Cultural Center for the 1st annual Wine & Whiskers. This wine themed event features a wine wall, silent auction, live auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, delicious desserts, and of course wine.

Cliff Barackman of Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot is our MC for the evening.

Event photography by Cindy Rose.

Drinking wine available for purchase by the glass by Fox Farm Vineyards.

Tickets are $40 per person, or $300 for a VIP reserved table for 8.

Tickets are available here for purchase on Event Brite, or in person at the shelter.

All funds raised go to the Newberg Animal Shelter.


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tonight Finding Bigfoot Looks For Ghosts

Dana Matthews and Greg Newkirk

"For the last few years, we’ve been convinced that Bigfoot is a ghost. We realize how it sounds, but trust us, there’s a compelling case for the supernatural squatch." --Greg Newkirk; Planet Weird 

In an official press release Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot announced they are going into the paranormal aspects of bigfoot research:
The Search for Sasquatch Returns to Animal Planet with Two-Hour Premiere Thursday, March 31, at 9 PM ET/PT

(Silver Spring, Md.) – A man, a myth, a legend? Animal Planet’s FINDING BIGFOOT investigates new theories and never-before-squatched locations as the bigfoot team, Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James “Bobo” Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland, return with explorations so big they have to recruit family, friends and others to join the search parties. All-new episodes of FINDING BIGFOOT return to Animal Planet beginning with a two-hour special on Thursday, March 31, at 9 PM ET/PT.

In the March 31 premiere “Supernatural Bigfoot,” the bigfoot team heads to North California to meet up with another group of bigfooters – the Supernatural Bigfoot Group – which believe the only explanation for the lack of physical evidence is that bigfoot must be beyond this world.
The supernatural group consist of Greg Newkirk and Dana Matthews. For you long-time readers you will remember Greg Newkirk was on our radar over 5 years ago when we first covered his online zine Who Forted?, an excellent zine with great writing and interesting articles. Their college-level humor was a refreshing take on all things paranormal.

Looks like Mr. Newkirk has taken a more serious approach to Fortean phenomena with a two new websites; Planet Wierd, a website chronically his adventures with Dana Matthews and a weekly aggregation website of paranormal news at WeekInWierd.com.

You may also remember Mr. Newkirk for his Bigfoot documentary The Bigfoot Hunter Still Searching, and our review here.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

College Instructor: Evidence of Bigfoot Chewing on Deer

New Evidence that Bigfoot are chewing on Deer. 

"The tooth marks imprinted upon the bones were made by an 8’8” tall Hominin that left 16” foot prints..." --Mitchel N. Townsend BA, MA, EdD (ABD) of Centralia, Washington

In an article titled, "College Instructor presents conclusive scientific proof of Bigfoot at research conference" The Suburban Times reports that a college instructor, Mitchel N. Townsend, believes he has conclusive scientific proof of bigfoot has been chewing on deer bones, or more specifically there is evidence of mastication on ungulates by an unclassified Hominin.

Dr. Jeff Meldrum, is quick to to point out that the term "conclusive" is not entirely accurate as he shared the link to the article today on his Facebook Page.

The article reports how deer bones offer clues to how a bigfoot may have been bone-chewing on the deer population near Mount St. Helens.

Townsend and one of his former students found and analyzed three different prey bone assemblages around Mount St. Helens.  He says that the tooth marks imprinted upon the bones were made by an 8’8” tall Hominin that left 16” foot prints and other forensic and behavioral information that Townsend was able to situate in current scientific research.

He goes further and offers his evidence to any scientist who wants to re-examine his conclusions.  He states “The evidence is clear, verifiable, and repeatable.  We have solved this mystery with years of hard work and the latest forensic science techniques.”
You can read the abstract from Mr. Townsend's paper below followed by ta link to his complete paper.

ABSTRACT
We present a Forensic Biotic Taphonomy Dentition Signature field study of prey bone assemblage modifications from three different geographically separated deposition sites located in the immediate vicinity of Mount St. Helen’s, in Washington State.  The bones assemblages are characterized as ungulate post mortem remains.  Experimental hominin chewing studies have demonstrated close parallels with similar mastication evidence recovered from several Pleistocene and Holocene archeological bone assemblages.  Recognition and understanding of Rib/Bone Peeling as a diagnostic signature of hominin mastication behavior aids greatly in the identification and classification of both pre-archeological and contemporary post mortem bone assemblages.  We present diagnostic evidence that supports manual and oral peeling of cortical layers of ungulate ribs as taphonomically diagnostic hominin mastication behavior.  The repetitive presence of these recognized diagnostic characteristics across multiple sites and evolutionary time frames enables hominin assignment with increasingly higher degrees of reliability.
Link to the full Research Paper 
Link to the Suburban Times Bigfoot Article


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