Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bob Saget's "Strange Days" Looks for Bigfoot

In a "presser" released back in November of last year(2009) A&E announced a new reality show titled "Strange Days" hosted by none other than Bob Saget. The press release continues on..
"A&E Network announced today a new original real-life series, "Bob Saget's Strange Days," (working title) which busts down barriers to investigate some of America's most fascinating and mysterious worlds. Documenting his journey around America, Saget immerses himself in different unusual cultures from the world of mail-order brides to joining a survivalist cult prepping for the end of the world to rushing a fraternity. The series is currently in production on seven one-hour episode slated for premiere in 2010...

..."Bob Saget's Strange Days" will enable viewers to get an insightful understanding of what makes individuals tick in these alternative lifestyles and daring situations. Bob will also uncover the humanity and the shared values inside all of these odd and absurd situations that each of us will be able to relate to."

Looks like filming has begun and one of the episodes will cover Bigfooting. Our good friend Cliff Barackman has the scoop on his blog, North American Bigfoot. We insist you read the whole story on there, but first, allow us to whet your appetite with a teaser paragraph.

In his post, Cliff Barackman shares Bob Saget's interest and reactions to to being on a Bigfoot Expedition.

"Bob accompanied several of us on a night walk on Friday night. He was mesmerized by the night vision technology that we use in our quest for footage, passing the units around to all the crew members even if it meant they needed to temporarily drop their cameras. He was amused by our efforts to call to sasquatches, but highly respectful at the same time. In fact, his attitude throughout was one of respect for us. I expected him to heckle us a lot more than he did."

Fans, you absolutely need to read the rest of this at the link provided below. Cliff provides more stories and more photos at his blog.

Cliff's North American Bigfoot Post
Full A&E Press Release

Saturday, April 17, 2010

LIFE Discovers Primates and Perhaps Insights to Bigfoot

The Planet Earth series was amazing, Blue Planet was spectacular, but Discovery Channel’s newest series, LIFE, is just plain unbelievable. LIFE is an 11-part Discovery Channel series In collaboration with BBC, exploring the animal kingdom. It took over 3,000 days to film, and captures animals hunting, breeding, evolving, and living. It is narrated by Oprah Winfrey, and will air perhaps the most exciting episode tomorrow night at 8PM.

The Episode, Primates, will focus how intelligence, adaptability and resourcefulness help primates beyond their physical means, and thrive in a variety of habitats.

Any lover of Bigfoot or Sasquatch is guaranteed to gain insight into this elusive beast by watching tomorrow night's episode.

Below is a promotional video on the entire series.

LIFE Primate Page
LIFE Home page

Friday, April 16, 2010

Victorian Yeti sells for $1000

The BBC reports a Victorian museum collection selling over five hundred items including more than 200 taxidermy pieces that have sold for more than £280,000 at auction.

The collection included stuffed dead animals and others made to look like mythical creatures.

A giant stuffed tortoise fetched the most at £6,000, a "unicorn" sold for £2,800 while a "yeti" went for £650. Other items in the sale included a mermaid, a hare with antlers (jackalope?) and a cat with wings.

In Victorian times, taxidermy - the process of stuffing dead animals and placing them in lifelike poses - was very fashionable.

Matthew Denney from the auction house said: "There are still some collectors out there who want to buy this sort of thing, and it's a way of appreciating the natural world and the lions and zebras are very beautiful, beautiful creatures.
"You don't normally get the chance to see these items up close. The level of interest has been huge."

The BBC Article
Victorian Taxidermy

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mid-America Bigfoot Org Gets Good Press

While others are focused on the exposed prank by a Tulsa paper, we would like to salute D.W. Lee, Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center's(MABRC)executive director. MABRC is where researcher's think outside of the box.

Its rare when a bigfooter can get any message across without it being spun tongue-in-cheek with wink-wink and a nudge-nudge.

Towards the end of the article D.W. gets some choice quotes.
Another authoritative voice confirmed Blackfox's conclusion.

"We heard about the Kenwood rumors and sent one of our investigators, who confirmed it was a hoax," said D.W. Lee, the Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center's executive director.

Lee said his investigator identified the cell-phone photograph as one from the Patterson-Gimlin footage taken in California. The audio recording is a recorded howl out of Ohio. Both the photograph and audio clip are downloaded from the Internet.

Lee said the organization gets about 10 telephone calls a month. They are evenly divided among legitimate, misidentifications and hoaxes, he said.

The organization is currently working 25 active investigations of Bigfoot sightings in Oklahoma, he said.

"When we do expose a hoax, it shows the credibility of our organization," Lee said.

Lee is quick not to discount the Bigfoot sightings in northeastern Oklahoma.

"About four weeks ago, there was a Bigfoot sighting witnessed by 12 people," Lee said.

Lee would only say the hairy creature was spotted in southern Adair County by one of his research groups on an overnight trip. He estimated the creature to be between 7 and 8 feet tall.

"He stepped out of water and stood behind a tree," Lee said. "We turned off the spotlight, and he disappeared through the river reeds."

We salute Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center and all the work they do.

Full disclosure: Our artist Guy Edwards designed the graphical header for the MABRC Forums.

Tulsa Article
Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center Site

Monday, April 5, 2010

Oriental Yeti is No Primate, but Crypto-like

Its already got a nickname, "oriental yeti". Not that we think this creature is anyway related to the Bigfoot, Sasquatch or Yeti, but we thought this would appeal to your crypto-sensibilities. Even though the name is a bit of a misnomer, everybody here at the club thought this particular case was fascinating. This creature will be going through DNA testing to help identify it.

On another note you will notice the original article at the Times Online is dated for tomorrow, proving that our physicist at BLC Labs were serious about building that time machine.

Here is an exerpt from the Times Online UK

A bizarre creature, dubbed the “oriental yeti”, has baffled scientists after emerging from ancient woodlands in remote central China.

The hairless beast was trapped by hunters in Sichuan province after locals reported spotting what they thought was a bear.

One hunter, Lu Chin, said: “It looks a bit like a bear but it doesn’t have any fur and it has a tail like a kangaroo.

“It also does not sound like a bear — it has a voice like a cat and it is calling all the time — perhaps it is looking for the rest of its kind or maybe it's the last one.

"There are local legends of a bear that used to be a man and some people think that’s what we caught," he added.

Now stumped local animal experts have shipped the mystery beast to scientists in Beijing for DNA tests.

Read the Original Artical

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Legend of Beerfoot

Well fans, Bigfootin' makes for all sorts of strange bedfellows. Its probably a symptom of the subject matter. Granted, without evidence there is a lot of wiggle room for people to share novel speculations and the odd theory or two; but in the interest of Bigfoot we embrace each other. If you've read us before, you know we believe a good idea/theory can can come from anywhere. We have never really said any theory is too Bizarre. We thought we could say that about people too--until we met Craig.

Craig could talk 'squatch with the rest of them. He was a friend of a friend so he already had a free pass, he was "in". Then we heard he had created a short film reenactment of an unfortunate experience he had had with his mom's drunk boyfriend when he was very young. This is his story, this is a true story, this is "Legend of Beerfoot".

Pay attention to the film at about 22 seconds in, Craigs brilliance as an actor shines as he sweeps himself offscreen.

Craig played himself in the video, the drunk boyfriend was played by Craig's friend Barney (we met him too).

Despite the humor, the cinematic brilliance, and the uncomfortable feeling to watch through-out, Bigfoot Lunch Club salutes you Craig. Anybody who has had to endure that kind of humiliation and still pursues the discovery of Bigfoot is a friend of ours.

Craigs other videos
Craigs video is also showcased at North American Bigfoot

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Virtual Bigfoot "Easter Eggs"

Our post title has Easter Eggs in quotes because we are not talking about the hard-boiled easter eggs children search for every easter. We are talking about the virtual easter eggs hidden in several types of media. I'll let Wikipedia do the explaining:

A virtual Easter egg is an intentional hidden message, in-joke or feature in an object such as a movie, book, CD, DVD, computer program, web page or video game. The term was coined—according to Warren Robinett—by Atari after they were pointed to the secret message left by Robinett in the game Adventure. It draws a parallel with the custom of the Easter egg hunt(s)...

Its like trying to find Alfred Hichcock's cameos in his own movies or trying to find Al Hirschfeld's daughters name, Nina, in his famous charactures.

But we are all about Bigfoot right? So a little known fact is video game programmers like to hide Bigfoot in their games. While there are about a dozen reported Bigfoot Easter eggs in video games, we picked the best three we could find screen shots for.

1. America's Army: Q-Course Bigfoot.
One of the most complicated Bigfoot Easter Eggs to find. Requiring users to click this, type that, walk here, go there. In the end you have Bigfoot staring at you from a spaceship. Interesting note: America's Army (also known as AA or Army Game Project) is a series of video games and other media developed by the United States Army and released as a global public relations initiative to help with recruitment. Src:'s_Army

2. Grand Theft Auto
This is a clever one. The clue to reveal Bigfoot is actually based on the shape of the map. The shape your looking for? None other than a Bigfoot print.

3. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
On the 12th and 17th holes on Sahalee Country Club, look beyond the green and you will see bigfoot watching you.

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