Monday, March 30, 2009

Ripley's Believe it or Not Bigfoot Contest

A contest for a three-day Bigfoot expedition in Florida, backed by Ripley's believe or not!, Haunted Attraction Magazine and Shadows in the Dark Internet Radio? I can't think of anything better. Go quick to fill out the contest form here. For more details expand the full post to read the press release.

(1888PressRelease) March 24, 2009 - Internet talk show Shadows in the Dark will giving away a Bigfoot Expedition and Cast during 24 Hour Anniversary Bash with Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

On April 18th, 2009 Shadows in the Dark in association with Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will be hosting its 24 Hour Anniversary Bash Presented by Haunted Attraction Magazine. The event is set to take place at the Ripley’s Museum in St. Augustine, FL at the stroke of midnight on April 17th and lasting until midnight on the 18th.

The Bigfoot, or Swamp Ape, Expedition will consist of a three-day practicum of conference sessions and field research involving multi-media resources, discussion and practical experience. The practicum will be moderated by an instructor from the Pangea Academy and include a multi-media presentation of research in cryptozoology focusing on a particular species of cryptid animal. The orientation will be followed by a lecture and discussion session lead by the speakers who have field expertise with the subject animal. Field research expeditions will be held daily. Expedition will take place in Florida and winner will have the choice of a Spring or Fall Expedition. Winner will also be responsible for travel expenses, camping supplies and food. You are required to fill out a brief survey to enter the drawing which can be done online or at the event.

For more information you can visit the 24 Hour Anniversary Bash website at The event is also sponsored by Dark Side Ink, Ed Boudreaux’s Bayou Bar-B-Que, Website Needs, and Days Inn Historic St. Augustine.

About Shadows in the Dark – Shadows in the Dark is an internet based talk show hosted by Jeremiah Greer that discusses a variety of topics with a focus on the strange and unusual. They have been broadcasting for 2 years and can be heard on Thursdays and Sundays at 9:30pm ET at


Ohio Grassman in the News

Unimpressed with this 3 minute news article from Zanesville Ohio, but we believe in bringing all BF news to you in almost real time.

Check it out Emily Baird's news video here.

Today in BF History: MAR 30

Today, March 30th in 1984, Bigfoot was considered a protected non-game species that couldn't legally be hunted in California, state Department of Fish and Game officials said. Although we should note Skamania County in WA beat them to it in 1969 -- More on that in two more days.

Actually what is more fascinating due to some great investigative reporting by The North American Bigfoot Search website is the fact that the California State Department of Fish and Game has an entire file on Bigfoot. This is like a state-level project blue book for bigfoot.

Everyone here recommends visiting the The North American Bigfoot Search website for a great interview with Eric Loft, Chief of the Wildlife Branch. A masterful work of due diligence and investigative persistence.

Meanwhile expand the full post below to see a list of the entire contents of the DFG's file on Bigfoot.

California Department of Fish & Game/ The Bigfoot File Contents

The focus of this section will be the contents of the DFG file. DFG allowed us to copy each page in the binder. What follows is a list of the documents in the order they were inside the file:

1. DFG routing slip (47 Names).
2. Photo and short article on the PG film, dated 1/11/99
3. Sacramento Union article, 5/14/78, titled “Soviets Positive Bigfoot Exists”
4. Memorandum, From Ron Jurek (DFG), Title “Proposed Procedures for Processing Permit Applications to take “Bigfoot” and for Responding to Requests for Information”, 3 Pages, **NABS will further discuss this memo later in the story.
5. Record Searchlight Article, “Bigfoot Reported in Trinity County, 5/20/99
6. LA Times (No Date) “Bigfoot really was a fake says family of man who created it”
7. Letter from US Expedition and Exploration Society to Ms. Lorna Bernard, Wildlife Division, Dated 11/17/97, contents discuss the writers inability to get to Sacramento to obtain copies of file and requests they be sent.
8. Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon, article- “Bigfoot Search Effort Eyed in Dorris”, 11/7/97.
9. Letter from US Expedition and Exploration Society dated 10/2/97, to Laura Bernard requesting that the name of the group be given to people writing the DFG asking for sighting information.
10. Letter from DFG Director Jacqueline Schafer to US Expeditions dated 11/11/97, states that DFG is writing at the request of an Assembly Member and states that they will keep their letter on file for future reference. The letter also describes the contents of the Bigfoot file.
11. Letter from Tom Woods, California Assemblyman to Jacqueline Schafer, DFG addressing the needs of a constituent, dated 10/16/97
12. Message note not dated to: Howard from Rev Schumacker.
13. Sacramento Bee Article, 11/30/75, “Scientific Opinion Mounts: Bigfoot More Than a Legend”, Photo of Peter Byrne goes with article.
14. Handwritten note from Doug Updike, regarding Ron Badal, regarding a sighting in the Lewiston Area, 5 Individuals observed a biped, 7-8 feet tall, followed people for 3 days. Note also states ”Grizzly in the Trinity Lake Area in 1978”.
15. Copy of article, “Bigfoot: A Bibliography by Patricia Katka, 3 Pages
16. Sacramento Bee Article, 7/11/81, “Bigfoot Hunters Stalk the Woods for Clues to an American Legend”
17. Sacramento Bee Article, “Man Goes in Search of Bigfoot”, By Rob Gold, 8/26/82
18. One page of a multi page letter to Mr. Thompson at DFG and speaks about a mystery animal doing destruction in the forests.
19. A 4 page proposal written by “Christian Bigfoot Project, Proposal for Financing”, for bringing in “a fresh killed body of Bigfoot”. The report has qualifications, Justification for project, Needed equipment with budget ($17,900) and is supported by “Sportsmen for Christ, Carmichael, CA.
20. Article, “I Touched Bigfoot”, no date and no name of where it originated.
21. Article, “Crazed Bigfoot traps Terrified Teens in Remote Wilderness Cabin”, no date, no name of origination.
22. Handwritten letter to “Mr. Fullerton” from “Ernest Sproles” about a scientific research proposal, one page.
23. Sacramento Bee article “Bigfoot Snapshot Claimed”, 5/11/81.
24. Routing Slip for DFG.
25. Letter from Richard Craig to DFG asking for assistance on writing a school paper on Bigfoot.
26. Letter to Rosalie Murillo (Redwood City, CA) from DFG (Gordon Gould) telling the subject that states “your family saw something that none of you can explain.” The letter implies that the family thought they saw a Bigfoot. The letter describing this event is not in the file.
27. Letter from DFG to Lynda Werner (Sacramento, CA) “The DFG feels the existence of Bigfoot is exceedingly unlikely. There is no scientific evidence which supports the existence of this mythical creature. Surely the scientific community and the military have sufficiently sensitive detection equipment to validate reports of Bigfoot. They have not done so, and therefore we cannot recognize Bigfoot as a living animal.” The name of the director that signed this letter cannot be recognized, dated 1/19/81.
28. Letter from DFG director to Ernest Sproules, Carmichael, CA. The contents of this letter mimic the content from above.
29. Article, Sacramento Bee, 5/6/80, “Sasquatch”.
30. Letter from Nick Kroeze, Yuba City, CA to Dept of Fish and Game Howard Leach. Kroeze writes about the proof of Bigfoot existence from he Smithsonian and forwards a photo (not in file) and a copy of the article, also not in file.
31. Letter from DFG to Nick Kroeze explaining the criteria for getting a creature on the endangered species act. Howard Leach from DFG writes, “Unfortunately until this animal is obtained, described and properly identified by the scientific community, we feel we cannot recommend to the fish and game Commission the inclusion of Bigfoot into California’s endangered species listing,” dated 2/21/73.
32. Article, “The Search goes on for Bigfoot”, by Russ Kinne, unknown where article appeared, 4 pages.
33. An unknown newspaper article with an unknown dated, titled, “On the Hot Trail of a Shadowy Giant”, dateline The Dalles, Oregon. Written by David P. Johnson.
34. Sacramento Bee article, Dated 5/16/77, “Bigfoot Sighting, Prints Convince Mounties.” The article talks about a Pacific Stage Line bus east of Mission, British Columbia had its driver and 6 passengers see a Sasquatch cross in front of the bus. The people followed a trail of stink and found some human type prints. The RCMP was called to the scene and believed that something had crossed in front of the bus.
35. One sheet with 2 newspaper articles, “Bigfoot Sighting in British Columbia. Dated 5/16/77, dateline Mission, BC, same story as in line 34. Another article from the Sacramento Bee dated 8/19/76, “Humboldt County Bills Shasta County for Bigfoot Hunt,” the article talks about a woman that is supposedly kidnapped by a Bigfoot.
36. San Francisco Chronicle article, dated 1/7/76, “Stomping on a Bigfoot, page 6 by Julie Smith.
37. San Francisco Chronicle article dated 1/3/76, “Lawyer Thinks it’s Bigfoot.” The article is about a NY attorney who purchased an animal for sideshows, it’s name is Oliver. The attorney thinks that the creature he bought is somehow related to the Bigfoot in North America.
38. California Threatened Species Data Form. Unknown person completed the form and wrote information that depicts a Bigfoot. The information was supplied by, Rev Schumacher, Sacramento, CA, dated 8/22/75. He lists “Destruction of forest habitat by logging operations” as the factors threatening the species. He also states “These people should be given full protection as soon as possible as they are human. I know because I seen them close up several times. They are as human as you and I, just hairy!” There are 3 pages to this document.
39. Newspaper article, unknown paper or date, “Report Seeing Bigfoot in Desolate Area near Yosemite”. The article talks about a pilot and passenger flying over Confidence Ridge north of Yosemite when they observed the brownish colored creature standing erect.
40. Letter addressed to “Mr. Fullerton” at DFG attempts to solicit assistance in killing two Bigfoot. Dated 11/12/80. Signed by Ernest Sproles in Sacramento area.
41. Letter from DFG director to Steve Valencia stating that they are replying at the request of the governor. The letter says that the DFG doesn’t recognize Bigfoot because the scientific community doesn’t. Dated 12/21/73.
42. Unknown newspaper article titled “To City on Columbia River”, by Philip Fradkin. It lists several Bigfoot incidents in Oregon.
43. DFG letter dated 4/23/76 from the State of Oregon, signed by Robert Mace “Deputy Director. The contents “We have checked out the Bigfoot news situation with the Post Office department and find that it is a subsidiary of International Wildlife Conservation Society, Inc. A non-profit educational permit for mailing has been issued through the Portland Post Office. Bigfoot news operates out of The Dalles rather than Dallas as you indicated. Otherwise the address is correct. I didn’t gather any information on money matters but could do so if you needed to know the income and outgo. I hope this helps.”
Written on State of Oregon, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Office of the Director- letterhead.
44. A copy of the Bigfoot news, dated March 1976.
45. A copy of the Bigfoot News, dated 12/75.
46. A copy of the Bigfoot News dated 11/75.
47. A copy of the Bigfoot News dated 2/76.
48. A California Threatened Species Data Form, Dated 6/18/76 and signed by Jon Beckjord, The Society for the Identification and Protection of Bigfoot. One section of the form asks “Numbers, Beckjord writes, “As of 1973, 59 sightings of this primate species have been reported in California.
49. Letter from DFG Howard to Leach to Jon Beckjord telling him he can appear in front of the commission to argue his cause for Bigfoot. The letter states that the DFG is recommending the denial of Bigfoot as a protected species. Dated 8/6/76
50. Letter from Mr. Beckjord to Howard Leach dated 8/5/76 stating that he does want to appear in front of the commission. Beckjord states that a large human skull was found in the Minarets by Dr. RW Denton who forwarded the skull to UCLA who promptly lost it. He said that the size of the cranium indicated it was possibly a Bigfoot. The document is one page.
51. Letter from Ron Jurek to Sergio Ramirez (Redwood City, CA). Ramirez had written requesting info on Bigfoot. Jurek says that there is no scientific basis for Bigfoot and encourages Ramirez to write to the Canadian Wildlife Service for info on Sasquatch, one page.
52. Three page letter written (almost a report) by Rev E. Watts Schumacher. This is a fascinating report!! He states that his first encounter with Bigfoot was in 1916 in Piercy, CA (almost on the Humboldt/Mendocino County line). He states that he was trapping furbearers and found 17 ½ inch tracks, 8 inches wide with toes, within 10’ of a trap. He was ten years old at the time. He said that his brothers often heard someone following them and paralleled them as they walked on trails. In 1925 he states that he was fishing on McCoy Creek in Mendocino County and camped there and found three sets of human type tracks. Later he said he was trying to rustle deer out of the brush when he awoke a red colored Bigfoot from its bed under the same brush. He said that it smelled like a sweaty human but he could see white skin under its reddish hair. Years later he stated that he was hunting in “Low Gap Creek” area when he saw a blonde Bigfoot crawl out of the tree and leave the area on two feet. “The next sighting was in 1953 while I worked for the City of Seatte Power and light company on their RR up the Skagit River. As I approached a talus rock slide I saw steam arising from the rocks (there was some snow on the ground) as I slipped up expecting to see a bear but it was a black haired B.F. curled up sleeping with its back to the crevice opening, it smelled human. That summer I was in a boat fishing on Ross Lake near Ruby Inlet when I saw something swimming across the inlet. I rowed over to see what it was, it was a big brown haired BF, so I got out of there as I did not care to have it hitch a ride in my small boat.” The paper is fascinating and contains many credible aspects of Bigfoot life.
53. Handwritten note from Rev Schumacher to Howard Leach advising him that there was a PBS special to be aired about the Search for the Great Apes., dated 12/28/75.
54. Letter from Tim Roberts (923 W. Watts, El Reno, OK) from Howard Leach telling Roberts to write to the Bigfoot Information Center for info on Bigfoot. The letter that initiated this response is not in the package.
55. Letetr from the National Wildlife Federation, director Louis Clapper, dated 3/19/75. It is addressed to Ron Jurek at DFG and addresses where the money came from for their Bigfoot expedition (restricted grant from a family in Florida). It also states that it has severed all relations with Robert W. Morgan. One page.
56. Letter to Scott Bravard (New Castle, Indiana) telling the subject to write to The Bigfoot Information Project for info on Bigfoot, signed by an unknown DFG director, 2/26/76.
56. State of California Office Memo. The following handwritten notes on are on the memo. The memo doesn’t state who it is from or to: Item 1- “Early Nov, rancher and wife on elk hunt “thing” came around their camp several nights in a row on the Klamath. Crashed through brush around camp 2/3 of way around it., 90-100 yards away. Made noise that was unheard of, slept with gun 3 nights in a row. Item 2- “Castle Crags State Park- Playing large predator call hears brush snapping w/ in 100 yards starts screaming and thrashing jack pines, 1969.” Item 3- “3am, along Walker River rolled off seat of car because something picked up car, 1957 huge car about 4000 pounds, three times. His friends asleep in back seat felt it too, feigned sleep while this “thing” stood at passenger door, breathing and making guttural sound. Walked away sounded like a two-legged animal. Ground too frozen to see prints. Trunk loaded with food was open but undisturbed. Bumper was completely twisted like a towel- how could an animal w/out opposing thumbs do that?” One page no other details.
57. Article, one page, “The Piltdown Man hoax.
58. State of Calif Office Memo. From “Loach, to “Files”. Dated 4/10/77. Subject, Bigfoot Sightings. “Rick Drovin, store keeper, Piercy, reported sighting Bigfoot on April 5-8. Allen Barry at lunch reported going to Piercy and interviewing Drovin, provided tape, sightings were inconclusive, Barry collected hairs and observed footprints, hair given to Oscar Brunolte.” No other details.
59. Letter to Eileen Havington, Damascus, PA stating that Bigfoot is not recognized by science, written by a DFG director, no other details. One page.

© 2009, North America Bigfoot Search

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sasquatchploitation: Top 51 Bigfoot Movies

Sasquatchploitation? Yeah I said it. Sasquatchploitation is an reference to the portmanteau of blacksploitation. Blacksploitation is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted the urban black audience.

Well I choose the term carefully. Blacksploitation movies stereotyped african- americans, the audience they aimed to appeal to, as pimps and drug dealers.

I feel most of these sasquatch movies also stereotype Bigfoot as a monster-of-the-week horror show or a cuddly cute wookie to have as a pet. Expand the full post to see the full list of the 51 BF movies and their respective The Internet Movie Database rating.

No.YearMovie TitleIMDB Rating
012004Yeti Vengeance10.0
022006The Shabbos Bigfoot9.7
032006The Lumberjack of All Trades: The Bigfoot Massacre8.6
042006The Legend of Sasquatch7.5
052008Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie7.3
061976The Secret of Bigfoot6.8
071999Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Bigfoot6.7
082006Scream of the Sasquatch6.7
091972Bigfoot: Man or Beast?6.5
101970Yeti, El6.5
111976The Mysterious Monsters6.1
12 1995The Last Chance Detectives: Legend of the Desert Bigfoot6.1
132006The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang6.0
141979Revenge of Bigfoot6.0
152007A Yeti in the City5.8
161987Harry and the Hendersons5.5
171977Bigfoot and Wildboy4.9
18 2003They Call Him Sasquatch4.8
191977Sasquatch, the Legend of Bigfoot4.4
202006Yeti: A Love Story4.4
211976In Search of Bigfoot4.4
222002Julius and Friends: Yeti, Set, Go4.4
232008No Burgers for Bigfoot4.3
242006Bigfoot at Holler Creek Canyon4.2
252008Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon4.0
262006Sasquatch Mountain3.8
271976The Legend of Bigfoot3.6
281997Little Bigfoot3.5
292005Sasquatch Hunters3.3
301972The Legend of Boggy Creek3.1
311994Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter3.1
321995To Catch a Yeti2.9
331997Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home2.7
342004Suburban Sasquatch2.6
352005Clawed: The Legend of Sasquatch2.3
361978Curse of Bigfoot1.9
371985The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek, Part II 1.7
381977Return to Boggy Creek1.7
391979The Capture of Bigfoot1.6
40 20042004 East Coast Bigfoot Conference0.0
412006Hoax: In Search of Bigfoot0.0
422007Bigfoot Lives0.0
432007The Long Way Home: A Bigfoot Story0.0
442007Southern Fried Bigfoot0.0
452007Sesquac: The Story of Sasquatch0.0
462008Bigfoot: A Beast on the Run0.0
472008Hair of the Sasquatch0.0
482004Quest for the Yeti0.0
492009Tale of Sasquatch0.0
502009Sasquatch Assault0.0
512009Bloody Rage of Bigfoot0.0

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bigfoot Declassified

Genius. This book must be a work of genius. I have not yet received my copy from Amazon, but from visiting the site I know this "manual" must be clever. Look at the illustration on the back cover alone.

The silhouettes of a 1950's style nuclear family is brilliant to the last detail of the boy with the propeller hat. The full press release can be read by expanding the full article below.

'BIGFOOT DECLASSIFIED': The Official Government Manual to Co-existing with the Now Documented Species

SPENCER, Mass., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In the new book "BIGFOOT DECLASSIFIED" by M.P. Raymond, life in America is beginning to change and the author takes us on a unique journey in a world where Bigfoot is real and becoming a part of American culture. Through modern secretive technology and the acquiring of several specimens, BIGFOOT is now a documented species. This is the only approved government text that focuses on understanding and controlling the legendary creature.

* Read harrowing stories of Bigfoot encounters throughout the world, and how this avalanche of information has overtaken man. See how it all started and why this government manual is a mandatory read.

* Learn new facts connected with the scientific validation of classic Bigfoot stories.

* Gain a new understanding about Bigfoot from the many recent studies completed at the secure state-of-the-art Eco-Habitat, a secretive habitat that was created by the government, specifically for Bigfoot.

* Learn about the BF Crippler, a powerful tool for teaching and controlling this mighty beast. Take a ride in the BF Juggernaut, a high-tech military transportation vehicle designed to obtain and transport the legendary creature.

* Read fascinating interviews with key people in the edification process.

* Find out what the government expects - and demands - of you in this pursuit for security and harmony between man and beast.

For further information about this manual, please contact M.P. Raymond, 508-713-2257,, or visit or

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit

SOURCE M.P. Raymond

Those Who Live in Glass Houses

Any Bf Researcher worth their night vision goggles knows Bigfoot loves to throw stones.

MonsterQuest Sasquatch Attack I and Sasquatch II programs show the involvement of stone-throwing Bigfoot as major components of those documentary treatments.

Loren Coleman Posts on Cryptomundo

The best evidence for understanding BF behavior is through the study of the five great apes that we do have access to; Gorillas, Orangutans, Chimps, Bonobos and Humans.

Many of our old BF assumptions are based on our old primate assumptions. As the primate assumptions get upset we need to also reevaluate our BF assumptions. Who is our primate paradigm provocateur? Satino the Chimp.

Satino, a canny chimpanzee who calmly collected a stash of rocks and then hurled them at zoo visitors in fits of rage has confirmed that apes can plan ahead just like humans, a Swedish study said Monday. Santino's behavior fascinated researchers because it was so carefully prepared. According to a report in the journal Current Biology, the 31-year-old alpha male started building his weapons cache in the morning before the zoo opened, collecting rocks and knocking out disks from concrete boulders inside his enclosure. He waited until around midday before he unleashed a "hailstorm" of rocks against visitors, the study said.

Study: Belligerent chimp proves animals make plans

By MALIN RISING – Mar 9, 2009

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A canny chimpanzee who calmly collected a stash of rocks and then hurled them at zoo visitors in fits of rage has confirmed that apes can plan ahead just like humans, a Swedish study said Monday.

Santino the chimpanzee's anti-social behavior stunned both visitors and keepers at the Furuvik Zoo but fascinated researchers because it was so carefully prepared.

According to a report in the journal Current Biology, the 31-year-old alpha male started building his weapons cache in the morning before the zoo opened, collecting rocks and knocking out disks from concrete boulders inside his enclosure. He waited until around midday before he unleashed a "hailstorm" of rocks against visitors, the study said.

"These observations convincingly show that our fellow apes do consider the future in a very complex way," said the author of the report, Lund University Ph.D. student Mathias Osvath. "It implies that they have a highly developed consciousness, including lifelike mental simulations of potential events."

Osvath's findings were based on his own observations of Santino and interviews with three senior caretakers who had followed the chimpanzee's behavior for 10 years at the zoo in Furuvik, about 93 miles (150 kilometers) north of Stockholm.

Seemingly at ease with his position as leader of the group, Santino didn't attack the other chimpanzees, Osvath told The Associated Press. The attacks were only directed at humans viewing the apes across the moat surrounding the island compound where they were held.

However, he rarely hit visitors because of his poor aim, and no one was seriously injured in the cases when he did, Osvath said.

The observations confirmed the result of a staged laboratory experiment reported in 2006 by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. In that case orangutans and bonobos were able to figure out which tool would work in an effort to retrieve grapes, and were able to remember to bring that tool along hours later.

"Every time you can combine experimental and observational data and you get a consistent result, that is very powerful," said an author of the 2006 study, Joseph Call. "This is an important observation."

He noted that individual differences are big among chimpanzees so the observation might not mean all chimpanzees are capable of the same planning.

"It could be that he is a genius, only more research will tell. On the other hand our research showed the same in orangutans and bonobos so he is not alone," Call said.

Osvath said the chimpanzee had also been observed tapping on concrete boulders in the park to identify weak parts and then knocking out a piece. If it was too big for throwing, he broke it into smaller pieces, before adding them to his arsenal.

"It is very special that he first realizes that he can make these and then plans on how to use them," Osvath said. "This is more complex than what has been showed before."

The fact that the ape stayed calm while preparing his weapons but used them when he was extremely agitated proves that the planning behavior was not based on an immediate emotional drive, Osvath said.

For a while, zoo keepers tried locking Santino up in the morning so he couldn't collect ammunition for his assaults, but he remained aggressive. They ultimately decided to castrate him in the autumn last year, but will have to wait until the summer to see if that helps. The chimpanzees are only kept outdoors between April and October and Santino's special behavior usually occurs in June and July.

"It is normal behavior for alpha males to want to influence their surroundings ... It is extremely frustrating for him that there are people out of his reach who are pointing at him and laughing," Osvath said. "It cannot be good to be so furious all the time."

In the U.S. state of Connecticut last month, a 200 pound (90 kilogram) pet chimpanzee once seen in TV commercials mauled a woman trying to help its owner lure it inside and cornered a police officer in his cruiser before he shot and killed it, authorities said

The owner has speculated that the chimp was trying to protect her and attacked the woman because she had changed her hairstyle, was driving a different car and was holding a stuffed toy in front of her face to get the chimp's attention.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Bf Snowprints in Canada

Brian Vike snapped this photo of what he believes is a sasquatch footprint in Moricetown, B.C.

Blood on a snow fragment is being tested.

A Ruler showing Prints close to 17" in Length

Brian Vike believes he has photographic evidence that sasquatches exist.

No, he doesn’t have a photo of a sasquatch, but he does have a photo of a very large footprint.

The Houston, B.C.-based UFO researcher has developed a soft spot for the mythical furry creatures, and got an excited call last Sunday from the remote community of Moricetown.

“I made the 90-minute drive up there, and I was amazed at what I saw,” Vike told The Province. “I’ve been on some of those turkey runs, when there’s nothing to see.

“But there were footprints, 17-and-a-half inches in length, that went on for a long ways.

“The stride is three feet six inches from the front of the foot to the back of the heel.”

More tellingly for Vike, the snow around the prints was untouched.

“There were no tracks around to show that somebody was trying to pull a gag.”

Vike, who tracks UFO sightings, got even more excited when he found blood in one of the prints.

“I’m sending it off for testing in Saskatchewan and Ohio. We also have a hair sample.”

Sasquatches are allegedly ape-like beings that apparently are quite shy, since they don’t seem to interact with humans much.

Like the yeti and the ogopogo, sightings are frequently reported, but no conclusive proof of their existence has ever been found.

On the other hand, conclusive proof that they do not exist does not exist.

© Copyright (c) The Province

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Hoopa Project: Harvey Pratt

The Hoopa Project: Bigfoot Encounters in California by Dave Paulides, Director of the North American Bigfoot Search, released in 2008, features 16 forensic sketches by Harvey Pratt. Harvey was a commissioned to meet with individuals who had witnessed Bigfoot and Bigfoot activity. Based on interviews with the witnesses, Harvey completed the 16 sketches of Bigfoot featured in the project book. The solo exhibition at the Southern Plains Indian Museum features the paintings of Harvey Pratt but will include a recently completed three piece resin wall sculpture titled My Dark Passenger. The three pieces, measuring 7” to 17” depict Bigfoot hands and head. Each piece is hand painted.

The artwork by Harvey Pratt will be on view through May 2, 2009. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. On April 18, 2009 at 1:00 p.m., Harvey Pratt will return to the Southern Plains Indian Museum for a fascinating discussion of the great mystery of Bigfoot.

The Southern Plains Indian Museum is located at 715 East Central Blvd (Hwy 62) Anadarko, OK 73005. For more information call the museum at 405-247-6221. Admission to all museum exhibits is free. To learn more about the artist click below

Harvey Pratt is an accomplished master artist. He is a self taught, multi-talented artist whose first artistic endeavor was not painting but sculpting his own toys or action figures from clay given to him and his younger brother by their grandfather. He is a Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal member and has been recognized by the Cheyenne People as an Outstanding Southern Cheyenne. Pratt received one of the highest honors; induction into the Southern Cheyenne Chief’s Lodge as one of their Cheyenne Peace Chiefs.

Pratt graduated high school from Saint Patrick’s Indian Mission, Anadarko, Okla. He earned an A.A. S. degree in Police Science from Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran, 1962-1965, served in Vietnam, Air Rescue and Da Nang Air Base Security. From 1965-72 he was a member of the Midwest City Police Department, Patrol Division, Investigative Division. He joined the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) in 1972 as a narcotics investigator and retired in 1992 as an Assistant Director. Currently employed as the police forensic artist by the OSBI, Pratt is the only full-time police forensic artist in Oklahoma and is considered one of the leading forensic artists in the United States.

Sasquatch Encounters 3

I'm no fan of demonizing BF, but I am a big fan of promoting BF in all the colorful ways she/he is seen in our culture. On March 4th reprinted a newswire press release announcing the debut of the third installation of the Sasquatch Encounters series.

You can read the official press release here or continue reading below.

updated 1:01 p.m. PT, Wed., March. 4, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - Clint Romag, author of the Bigfoot horror series The Sasquatch Encounters, releases the next chapter "Fury Of The Sasquatch."

Chad Gamin and Andrew Bridgeton travel to Hyder, Alaska to investigate a flurry of Bigfoot sightings. Little do they know, that the dozens of Sasquatch that slaughtered 30 hunters at Camp Elizabeth four years before are about to reappear. These murderous beasts have remained hidden until now despite massive search efforts throughout Canada. In the middle of the night, the Sasquatch will invade Hyder and unleash a fury that the world has not seen. Caught by surprise, both Andrew and Chad as well as the townspeople of Hyder, will have to fight for their lives against the onslaught in hopes of surviving.

The unlucky ones will be dragged deep into caves where even a worse fate awaits them.

Also included is the short story "The Grandfather." Whatever happened to the few surviving Sasquatch that escaped at the end of The Ape Cave Horror? Deanna and Rachel, sisters living in Cougar, Washington, are about to find out. A relaxing evening watching television quickly turns into a nightmare.

"This is book three in the series and is the most intense story yet," Clint Romag said. "From the first chapter until the end, the reader will be in for a frightful ride. For the first time, you will be getting into the mind of one of the Sasquatch. Also, what is driving this fury? The reader will discover that there may be a darker force directing this attack."

"Also included are two maps and several illustrations all created by Jahrome Youngker," Romag said. "It's his best work yet. If the cover doesn't keep you up late at night, the inside illustrations will."

About the Author

Clint Romag grew up in Longview, WA, where stories of Bigfoot roaming the forests outside his small town influenced the direction of his writing. He graduated from Western Washington University, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Romag has written several novels including "The Werewolf King" and "The Ape Cave Horror."

Note to Editors: The Author is available for interviews. Review copies of "Fury Of The Sasquatch" are available upon request. "Fury Of The Sasquatch" is available at, and at Barnes & Noble for $12.95.

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