Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Bigfoot

First, everybody at Bigfoot Lunch Club would like to acknowledge those who have bravely made the greatest sacrifice for our country. Thank you and your service will never be forgotten.

14 years ago on Memorial day, the Bigfoot community had a new video to reflect upon and perhaps scrutinize. It is known as--wait for it--The Memorial day Bigfoot video.

Wikipedia has a brief description of it:
The Memorial Day video is a Hi-8mm video that is purported to show a Bigfoot. It was videotaped on May 26, 1996, by Lori Pate while they were on a fishing trip with family and friends at Chopaka Lake, in Okanogan County, Washington. It was preceded by two sightings of an ape-like, hair covered figure at lesser distances by others on the trip.

It shows a figure, matching the description of Bigfoot, running across a hill. It disappears behind a less inclined sloped area, then reappears briefly, walking this time, before going into the trees on the right side of the frame.

In Exhibit 8 of the documentary Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, the location where the film was taken is used to make forensic measurements to determine the film subject's height, path, speed, and stride by measuring the subject against fixed objects in the background. Derek Prior, a three-time All-American sprinter from the University of Washington, runs the same route as the figure to determine if the alleged Bigfoot's running speed was too fast for a human to duplicate, to compare his speed and stride to the subject's, and to give a visual comparison to the figure in the footage.

In the conclusions section of Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, the results of the forensic measurements are revealed. The film subject has the following:

A height of 5.3 ft (1.61 m)
A leg length of 2½ ft (0.76 m)
A running speed of 8.56 mph (13.77 km/h)
A stride of 4.25 ft (1.29 m)
Derek Prior, on the other hand, was able to run the same path at 17.1 mph (27.51 km/h) and had a stride of 6.8 ft (2.07 m).

However, one aspect of the film remained a mystery. At the end, before the subject goes into the trees, it appears to grow taller by 8 inches (20.32 cm). One possible explanation is that if it was indeed a real animal, it could be carrying a younger animal that had climbed higher on its back.

BFRO Report #2600: 1996 Memorial Day Weekend Video
The Memorial Day Bigfoot Video: A Closer Look

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cliff Barackman's Database of Bigfoot Casts

Cliff Barackman (pronounce bare-eck-men) has been doing Sasquatch field research for more than 15 years. Like Bruce Wayne with his utility belt, Cliff has multiple technologies and methods at his disposal. In order to gather evidence, he leverages the use of gadgets capable of night vision, thermal imaging, remote control and digital sound recording.

No stranger to media, Cliff has appeared on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, the History Channel's Monsterquest, numerous podcast radio shows, and as a guest bigfoot “expert” on several local news channels from the Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. Recently Cliff took Bob Saget Saquatchin' in Washington. We covered it here.

Additionally, he has managed to gather one of the largest collections of footprint casts on the west coast and he has showcased the best ones on his website.

The beauty of Cliff's cast/print database is the detail. Every cast is against an inch grid background, each picture can be zoomed with incredible definition.

By clicking on each cast, all the major data points are listed; Year, Month, Date, State, County, Location, Discoverer, Caster, Length, Ball Width, Heel Width, Stride, and Depth. Like a Ginsu Knife Commercial--There's More! All these details are paired with must-read narrative. Each cast has a story and Cliff tells it with rich fascination.

There's nothing like this on the web, not with the same care and presentation. Go check it out.

Impression Database
Cliff Barackman's North American Bigfoot Website
Cliff Barackman's Blog

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Yeti and Bigfoot Can Be Crafty

A post for you DIY creative types. We believe Bigfoot is more than an undiscovered north-american ape. Bigfoot is also a muse, inspiring artists, writers and musicians alike.

Dont believe us? Then how do you explain June Gilbank? She is a self-described crochet pattern designer, writer, blogger, and multi-crafter. She has designed over 60 amigurumi-style crochet patterns, and her specialties are cute and realistic animals, plants, and seasonal crochet designs. My designs bring together my loves of crochet, technical writing and cuteness.

We know what your saying, "Of course she has a cat!"

She specializes in a very unique style called Amigurumi and she has created to Amigurami versions of Yeti and Sasquatch.

Check out her blog and store at

Ucu Added to "AKA Bigfoot World Map"

According to

The Ucu, also known as Ucumar or Ukumar-zupai, is Bigfoot type creature reported as being seen in the Andes range of mountains in South America particularly in Chile and Argentina. The Ucu is said to be the size of a large dog and walks erect. Unlike the Yeti it prefers the more tropical regions of the Andes mountain range, rather than snow covered peaks. The locals say the Ucu likes to eat payo, a plant similar to cabbage, and emits a sound like uhu, uhu. It is not just locals who have reported hearing or seeing the creatures.

For three consecutive years starting in 1957 there were several documented cases describing a mysterious creature described with features and behaviors all too familiar to us Bigfooters.

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Read more about the Ucu

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Messin With Sasquatch Portal.

In case you havn't been to, you should. Any friend of the 'Squatch will enjoy this site.

There are tons of interactive things to play with, with a few giveaways too! We have three thiungs we would like to highlight.

1. GAMES: With titles like, "Smash with Club" and, "Swing Big Stick," we can see the Jack Link's Sasquatch is starting to sound more like Graham Roumieu's version of Bigfoot.

2. SASQUATCH JOURNAL: Definitely a page turner. Here, we gain insight to the Jack Link's Sasquatch complete with baby photos

3. DOWNLOADS: Finally Freebies, some great wallpapers can be downloaded in 3 different sizes (800x600, 1024x768, 1284x1024)

They also have an archive of commercials and web exclusive videos. Go to and enjoy!

Meldrum and Gimlin at Washington State History Museum

Fans, we just received an important friendly reminder from Kimberly Adams,
public relations coordinator for the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma.

Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum and Robert Gimlin at the
Washington State History Museum June 5th

What: Sasquatch: The Sightings, the Science, the Stories

When: June 5 @ 10:30 a.m.

Where: Washington State History Museum in Tacoma
1911 Pacific Ave

Cost: $18 includes museum admission and program. Museum member price $10.

Background: Two giants of Sasquatch research will be at the museum hosting an audience discussion of all things Sasquatch. Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum and Robert Gimlin will be discussing their collected evidence, taking audience questions, and meeting with attendees.

Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum, of Idaho State University and author of Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, is frequently seen on the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and the National Geographic Channel among others. His book is the companion volume to the highly successful Discovery Channel documentary of the same name. A professor of anatomy and anthropology, his work encompasses the evaluation of hominid footprints, including those attributed to Sasquatch, both in the lab and the field. The Giants in the Mountains: The Search for Sasquatch exhibit features casts Dr. Meldrum made in Eastern Washington.

Robert Gimlin and the late Roger Patterson filmed the infamous piece of Sasquatch evidence known as the Patterson-Gimlin film, notably frame 352, made in northern California. This film features a female Bigfoot striding next to a sandy creek. Expedition partner Robert Gimlin will discuss his experience on the Bluff Creek expedition and the famous encounter on the trail, made immortal in the 24 feet of film Patterson recorded.

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The Washington State History Museum, flagship of the Washington State Historical Society, is located at 1911 Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma, just off 1-5. The museum presents exhibits, programs, and events that bring to life the stories of Washington's history. For more information, including hours and admission rates, please call 1-888-BE-THERE (1-888-238-4373), or visit our web site,

Kimberly Adams
public relations coordinator

Use the map below to get directions!

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Video Update: Hunt 4 Bigfoot Contest Hoax

As we reported earlier this week The Hunt 4 Bigfoot is considered a hoax. We have an embedded video from 9News in Silverton and another news link below from the Huffingtion Post.

Huffington Post

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Town distances itself from $1M Bigfoot hunt

In December of 2009 we had heard chatter that Rick Lewis might not be legit. Lewis owns Bigfoot Central, a Bigfoot themed gift shop, and museum. He also claimed he was conducting a genuine contest which consisted of a $250 entry fee and a chance to win 1 Million Dollars for photographic proof of Bigfoot. The contest was advertised at (if you go to the site, all of the sudden "online registration is now closed".)

There are several signs that point to the illegitimacy of the event. For one, the host resort has never heard of the event and two, News 9 is reporting several cease-and-desist letters from companies and government organizations that were implied to be sponsors of his event

News 9 of Colorado is skeptical:
SILVERTON - For $250, photographers can enter to win $1 million for snapping a photo of Bigfoot in the mountains of southwest Colorado. The problem is the event's supposed sponsors and host resort have never heard of such a thing.
The hunt, advertised through the website, is the brainchild of Silverton-businessman Rick Lewis. He owns Bigfoot Central, a gift shop and "museum."

Lewis is also the recent target of several cease-and-desist letters from companies and government organizations that he implied were sponsors of his event.

The $1,000,000 Hunt For Bigfoot offered a chance for 400 participants, for $250 apiece, to win the bounty for catching Bigfoot in a photograph during a July 10-14 event at Kendall Mountain Resort in Silverton.

However, the event appears to be about as real as the mythical hairy forest-dweller itself.

Silverton town administrator Jason Wells says the Kendall Mountain Resort, which is owned by the town, has never been scheduled to host the $1,000,000 Hunt For Bigfoot. Wells says the resort is booked with a different event that weekend.

"I just want to make sure that we're not somehow tied into this whole affair," Wells said. "I don't want a bunch of people showing up here who have paid $250 for there to be a lack of an event that's got the town's name in any way attached to it."

In a statement, dated 12/27/09, to Rick Lewis released this statement.
The primary purpose of our Hunt for Bigfoot event is simply to gather together four hundred or more other Bigfoot enthusiasts, for a few days to enjoy the Great Outdoors of the San Juan region of Colorado, promote our business-Bigfoot Central and Legend of Bigfoot Museum, show off the town of Silverton in which we are located, and let everyone enjoy an evening together, Bigfoot'n at our planned $1,000,000.00 Hunt for Bigfoot closing party.

Over 17,000 people visited our Legend of Bigfoot Museum this past season and we have had many a request for such an event. With (7) recorded sightings nearby this year and a long history of encounters in this region, Bigfoot excitement is in the air and the response to our planned event has been very good. For those one or two skeptics-and there always seem to be some in a crowd-we encourage them to stay home. The $1,000,000.00 Hunt for Bigfoot event is for imaginative and fun enjoying people only.

-- Bigfoot Central/Legend of Bigfoot Museum

$1M Contest to Capture Bigfoot Legit?
Promoters Weigh In

9 NEWS Official Report
Whales in Space Page Dated 12/27/2009

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bob Gimlin will be at Oregon Sasquatch Symposium

This just in! Bob Gimlin has confirmed his attendance at the Oregon Sasquatch Symposium.

For those who don't know, he was the guy right next to Patterson while they filmed Bigfoot at bluff creek! See patterson/Gimlin video below

If you haven't got you tickets yet. BUY THEM HERE! Or click on the banner below!

Patterson/Gimlin on WIKI
Tickets for OSS

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bigfoot Communicating by Stick-art in Minnesota?

Minnesota ABC Affiliate KSAX-TV files this report of a Minnesota Bigfoot.

It has some of the same things we have come to expect from a news article about Bigfoot. It starts from the perspective of a "skeptic", the "no bear skeleton ever found" defense, and a couple of "true believer" anecdotes.

Sorry to sound so unenthusiastic, but these articles are getting formulaic.

There was a single diamond in the rough:
Other signs Bigfoot exists include branches plucked straight out of trees, strange looking shelters, and stick men to warn other Bigfoot of humans in the area.

We have not heard of the bigfoot using stick-men to warn other Bigfoot about the presence of humans. We looked in our library and found bigfoot described as a stickman by Native Americans and we have even heard of odd stick formations, but nothing as specific as this news article.

Feel free to enlighten us, fans, we would love to hear more about any other stick-man stories.

KSAX-TV Article
Last Time we heard from Minnesota

Friday, May 14, 2010

Oregon Sasquatch Symposium Booth at Sasquatch Brew Fest

We have received news that Toby Johnson, leader of the Oregon Sasquatch Symposium, and David Rodriguez, one of the speakers, will be attending a booth at The Sasquatch Brew fest in Eugene

The brew fest is named after Glen "sasquatch" Hay Falconer. A famous northwest home brewer known for brewing legendary batches of microbrew.

Formed at the request of the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, the Northwest Legends Foundation continues the legacy and memory of Glen Falconer by assuring that the Sasquatch Brew Fest continue as a showcase of not only craft brewing, but the educational and community spirit envisioned by all who knew Glen.

The Northwest Legends Foundation will invoke the spirit of the legendary Sasquatch (Glen’s nickname) and the memory of Glen Falconer, known as one of the most talented and popular brewers in Eugene, by furthering the art of home brewing through the support of the people who brew craft-brewed beer in their home, and by continuing the financial support of the brewing scholarships and the good works of the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation.

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Make sure you tell them Bigfoot Lunch Club sent ya! And tip back a few brews for us! You can't miss Toby and David they will be surrounded by tons of casts!

And also dont forget to get tickets to the BLC Sponsored Oregon Sasquatch Symposium

Sasquatch Brew Fest Website
Oregon Sasquatch Symposium Website

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Its Official Mating Season Begins for FL Bigfoot

Its the first week of May, and like clock-work we always get an updated report from Wireless Flash News Inc that it is mating season for the Florida Skunk-ape, Bigfoot's “smaller, smellier cousin.”

We did not repost the entire newsflash as we don't think its completely appropriate or in good taste. Eh Eh! Before you get the censorship police, we have provided a link to the whole article and you can wince at your own risk.

Thursday, May 13, 2010 17:10 GMT

OCHOPEE, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Dave Shealy, an RV park owner in Ochopee, Florida, is the leading researcher of the Skunk Ape, Bigfoot’s “smaller, smellier cousin.”

He says there are seven to nine Skunk Apes currently living in the Everglades and right now is the best time to spot one because it’s their mating season.

Lately, he’s heard lots of campers report strange sounds coming from the swamps. He figures it’s the Skunk Ape’s mating call, which sounds like a low-pitched dove cooing...
© Copyright 2010 Wireless Flash News Inc
The story continues to talk about how during this time females can attract the Skunk ape so beware.

The Original Flash News Article
Dave Shealy's SkunkApe Research HQ

Sunday, May 9, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Russians Rescue Bigfoot

This is an interesting story from a Pakistani website ( citing a Moskow Website ( A Russian hunter claims he has saved something that can only be described as Bigfoot from a frozen river in central Siberia.

Russian news agency Itar-Tass quoted a source in the administration of the Tashtagol district of the Perm Region as saying that the incident took place in April this year near the village of Senzaskiye Kichi. The village is located 140 kilometers away from the nearest human settlement and the only connection with its residents is by helicopter. The latest flight to the village brought back a written report about the encounter with the so-called Bigfoot.

The letter read that professional hunter Afanasiy Kiskorov together with several other hunters was fishing when they heard a loud cracking of ice and a howl. When they approached the source of the noise, the hunters saw an unusual creature described as “like a huge man covered in dark brown fur.” The creature was in the river, about 10 meters from the bank and it unsuccessfully tried to get out of the water and stand upright.

Kiskorov rushed to the rescue and reached out for the drowning creature with a dry tree branch. “Bigfoot” then grabbed the branch, got onto shore, and walked away.

Authorities in the Kemerovo Region have repeatedly released stories of Bigfoot sightings over the past few years. According to them, those interested in cryptozoology could help to develop the Siberian tourism industry.

Below is a map of the region the bigfoot was reportedly rescued.

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We should note that on April 30th our friends at broke the original story published by

Russian News Site
Pakistani Version

Friday, May 7, 2010

Moehau Added to "AKA Bigfoot World Map"

We finally stumbled upon another Bigfoot variant. We know, some people like to call them species but semantically this is not correct. In order to classify these variants as different Bigfoot "species" we would need to have substantial biological information to classify with any kind of taxonomy. So we like to use the word Variant until we have a base model(captured Bigfoot) to reference.

Today we are have added the Moehau to the ever expanding Bigfoot Lunch Club AKA Bigfoot World Map.

Moehau are depicted as being as tall as a man, completely hair covered, with marginally ape-like facial features. The primary difference from human appearance being the extremely long fingers, tipped with sharp talons, capable of tearing apart the toughest prey.

The talons seem at odds with most descriptions of Bigfoot, but it is not the first time a variant has been described with talons.

Many areas of New Zealand are named for these great hairy man beasts, Moehau Mountain, where they are believed to reside and people are cautioned against going up there is one such place.

The Moehau are thought to populate both Mount Tongariro and Ruapehu, the Karangahake Gorge, Coromandel Ranges, Martha Mine Region, Waikaremoana – in the Urewera Ranges, The Heaphy River of the Northwest Nelson State Forest Park, Kaikoura Mountains, Fiordland National Park and are believed to be very common in the Haasts Pass area particularly around the Haast River.

Click on Bigfoot Icon on the map below to read more about the Moehau

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Different Species, Identical DNA

In two previous posts we introduced the speculation that Modern Humans may have interbred with Neanderthals. these articles are based on Svante Pääbo's quest to sequence the Neanderthal DNA.

Read Love or War with Cavemen and Doin' IT with Neanderthals

In our our third installment we have some interesting revelations surfacing as the Neanderthal DNA sequencing continues.

The first revelation is both DNA's, Neanderthals and Modern Humans, are nearly identical.

Wired Magazine explains further:

"After years of anticipation, the Neanderthal genome has been sequenced. It’s not quite complete, but there’s enough for scientists to start comparing it with our own.

According to these first comparisons, humans and Neanderthals are practically identical at the protein level. Whatever our differences, they’re not in the composition of our building blocks.

However, even if the Neanderthal genome won’t show scientists what makes humans so special, there’s a consolation prize for the rest of us. Most people can likely trace some of their DNA to Neanderthals..."

For Bigfooters this is amazing, because we know Neanderthals and Modern humans were both very physically different, but according to the DNA evidence we would never know to what degree without fossil evidence.

Its a two-edge sword for Bigfoot DNA evidence. If DNA can be so similar, nearly identical, between two species, it may be hard to distinguish Bigfoot DNA.

On the other hand, we may already have Bigfoot DNA and dismissed it because it was so similar to another known species.

The second revelation is, according to studies, not all modern humans contain the same amount of Neanderthal DNA. Modern humans with African descent actually have less traceable Neanderthal DNA.

Such studies will occupy scientists for years to come. In the meantime, the researchers produced a more immediately stirring result. They compared the Neanderthal genome to genomes of five people from China, France, Papua New Guinea, southern Africa and western Africa. Among non-Africans, between one and four percent of all DNA came from Neanderthals...

...For people of African descent disappointed that they lack Neanderthal ancestry, Pääbo gave solace.

“It’s totally possible that inside Africa, there was a contribution from other archaic humans that we don’t know about,” he said. “We shouldn’t take these results as saying that only people outside Africa have caveman biology.”

Wired Magazine Article
Svante Pääbo on Wiki

iCarly Makes Bigfoot Cool to the Bieber Generation

Okay teens, tweens, and other things, we get it. You like Bigfoot too. We don't want to upset the Justin Bieber crowd.

We wont exclude Bigfoot news from the little ones. here we go...

Nickelodeon often referred to as Nick, will be kicking off "Beyond Belief Weekend." This weekend they promise some of the weirdest, spookiest, unexplainable stuff ever to air on Nickelodeon.

This means two of the shows will feature Bigfoot. iCarly and Back at the Barnyard. iCarly is about a parent-less girl and her video blog, and Barnyard is a pretty funny animated cartoon about, well, barnyard animals.

Remember kids you heard it here first!

Saturday, May 8
8:00 p.m. – iCarly, “iBelieve in Bigfoot”
Bigfoot fever hits Seattle when hikers take some fuzzy footage of a suspicious figure in the woods. After an expert validates the footage on the web show, Carly convinces the gang to take Socko’s RV upstate and join the search for Bigfoot.

Sunday, May 9
11:00 a.m. – Back at the Barnyard: "Otis vs. Bigfoot"
the animals go Bigfoot hunting!

Back at the Barnyard

Bigfoot is an Alien Chimera Grizzly/Human Hybrid

Wish we had more behind this theory, but this is the subject being discussed at Apparently someone who goes by the moniker "VOYAGER" has expressed his support for "bigfoot is real" camp, and then expands his own theories...

The Native Indians can't be wrong about a Giant hairy Man living in the Mountains of Washington, BC and the Pacific North West.
The Native Indians call him the Boss of the Mountains and pay him great respect for Sasquatch has titanic strength and has been known to devour Humans.
My take on Bigfoot is that the Big Hairy Man Beast is real, Bigfoot though is not a Primate like what many people believe it is. Sasquatch is a Chimera a Hybred, a cross between Grizzly Bear and Human so you can imagine the size of it and the Strength of it. It was designed by the Atlantians 800 000 years ago. The Atlantians weren't very nice people and during their Past Glory they Hybredized many animals with humans and Sasquatch was one of those creatures and to this day these Creatures are out there hunting and gathering but they are extremely intelligent they know that man is the danger and they stay away from populated areas and hunt at night for protection.

They are incredible strong and they can tear a man apart like a French Cruller Donut in no time and eat him just as fast. These creatures are extremely nasty tempered and extremely fast, they can run like an Olympian Athlete and just as fast if not even faster and make there 900 Pound frame look like it's effortless.

Behold the Mighty Sasquatch coming to neighboorhood near you!.

Oddly enough, while looking for more man/bear chimera information, as our team found a genomics site,, that claims we don't need no stinkin' alien technology to create man-bear-pig chimeras (see photo above).

Is this Chimera theory going to gain momentum? Fans, you know how we feel, we think Bigfoot is simply an undiscovered primate, but we love any Bigfoot theories, ANY Bigfoot theory. And this is one of the more interesting ones.

Alien Hub Forum Thread
Think Gene human-bear-pig chimera

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sasquatch Tops List as "Best Food Ever"

Last night, May 4th, TLC debuted their six-episode series "Best Food Ever," and kick started things with their ode to Sensational Sandwiches, counting down what they promised are the top 10 sandwiches across the United States. Let's be clear here: by sensational, they don't mean that your taste buds are going to jump right off your tongue. They're invoking the blockbuster movie use of the word -- extreme, massive and potentially heart-threatening. They did highlight a few that were known for their tastiness (and not their quantities of meat), but for the most part, "Best Food Ever"' was more about "Biggest Food Ever."

On the top of the list was a sandwich from a place in Arizona called the Lodge.

1. The Sasquatch at Scottsdale, Arizona's The Lodge. For those who are into clogging things such as arteries and airways, the Sasquatch takes two grilled cheese sandwiches and makes another sandwich out of that, putting a half pound burger, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and onion strings in the middle of the two ends. One hundred and fifty-five grams of fat later, you're surely feeling sensational of some sorts.

TLC Top Ten Post
The Lodge Website
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