Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bigfoot Lunch Club 2012 Year in Review Pt 1


What happened in Bigfoot News this year? We crunched the numbers and analyzed the statistics and can confidently tell you what Bigfoot Lunch Club fans thought were the greatest and favorite posts! 

JANUARY: Larry the Cable Guy

We start the year with Larry the Cable Guy refusing to believe what his own ears heard. In our post. "Larry the Cable Guy Call Blasting for Bigfoot" Larry the Cable Guy goes out with Field research team, Kentucky Bigfoot and does some call blasting.

Larry jokingly does a ridiculous call and to everybody's surprise he gets a response. Kentucky Bigfoot's Charlie Raymond told BLC, "In order to make sure Larry and his crew are not pulling a fast one over on us, I contacted Blake Smith, a production crew member...I asked him to ask the crew if they did in fact made the howl, or is Larry simply still in denial? Blake explained to me on 1-18-12 over the phone that he talked to the crew and they did NOT make the howls.

Listen for yourself below.

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FEBURARY: The London Trackway

February was dominated by a historical track finding 120 sequential tracks made by a possible Sasquatch, coined by Thom Powell as The London Trackway. In our post, "London Trackway: Over 120 Sequential Sasquatch Prints Found" we reported the time line of events from when they were discovered by a passerby (Max Roy), reported to Toby Johnson and casted by Cliff Barackman, Chris Minnier, Thom Powell, Beth Heikenen, and Guy Edwards. We also include measurements of the Step Length and Stride Length.

Check out the slide show collection of the best photos taken by the investigators below.



MARCH: The Melissa Hovey Photograph

Our initial post, "Melissa Hovey Releases Detailed Bigfoot Picture," was published in late February, but it was the conversation afterwards in March that really made this photo interesting.

This photo which was sent to Melissa Hovey in 2008 was polarizing from the beginning, causing copyright disputes and YouTube channels to be shut down, personal attacks etc..

We took a slightly different route and asked two of the best special effects make-up artist to weigh in. 

We asked Bill Munns (Creature of the Black Lagoon) who said, "If it is fake, it does represent a fair amount of both skill and expense on the part of the fabricator." 

Mr Munns went on to comment about the fur, "This is not standard cheap fake fur. Such is occasionally seen with custom hair made by National Fibre Technology (NFT) for movie creatures, but it's not cheap."

We also asked Lee Romaire, (Letters From the Big Man) who also commented on the fur, "The fur is simply too uniform in color, density and direction to be authentic...The hair used here is identical to an expensive brand of fake fur that we use.  This particular fur type is called  werewolf fur, woven on a 4 way stretch fabric (which is identical in color to the skin showing under the fur in the photograph). "

With both experts independently identifying the type and brand of fur, astute reader, Rodney Young, actually went to National Fibre Technology (NFT) and asked for free samples to compare the fur with the photo.

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APRIL: The White Bigfoot

MK Davis is most notable for his stabilization of the Patterson Gimlin film. He is still doing video analysis. In our post, "White Bigfoot or Patchy Ungulate?" we shared MK's recent work on VHS tapes he recieved.

The tapings were part of a four-year project producing over 50 six-hour VHS tapes (that's 300 hours). MK has had them for about six months and has digitally transferred the VHS tapes himself. 

These videos were taped on a land that was initially purchased because the current owner was looking for Indian artifacts, like arrow heads and what have you. Eventually he kept coming across large prints and tracks and wanted to know what could be making them. With the help of a technical savvy person he set up a surveillance cameras.

MK's Video analysis is below. Our position? The video is non-definitive, there simply is not enough information to determine, or rule out, anything. MK insists, "Its definitely not a cow or an ungulate, I'm pretty sure of it because I got better pictures of it..."


MAY: Oxford University Bigfoot DNA Study

According to Rhettman Mullis, President of Bigfootlogy, the idea of doing Bigfoot DNA research was a joint brain-child of himself and Team Bigfootology member Dr. Anna Nekaris who is a colleague of Dr. Bryan Sykes. Bryan Sykes is a professor at the University of Oxford who has written the critically acclaimed book Seven Daughters of Eve. A book that suggests that, based on genetic DNA research, all modern Europeans can be classified into seven groups.

This "news" was officially released on May 22nd, but you read it here first in our post, "Dr Jeff Meldrum Participates in Oxford University Genetic Bigfoot Study" In our post Dr. Jeff Meldrum mentioned his participation at a NW Bigfoot Conference. Eventually mainstream media caught up with the Bigfoot DNA News.

Mixed reactions followed, Dr. Meldrum was careful to announce this as a parallel Bigfoot DNA study. Another study had already been in progress headed by Melba Ketchum of DNA Diagnostics. Some felt this was a threat to the Ketchum Study which has been promising peer-review and journal publication for years.

Rhettman Mullis makes the distinction that the Sykes study is not only about peer-review and journal publication, "There are two different things happening. Dr. Sykes is writing a book on the findings... they are also filming a documentary that will be three one hour shows about the event."

JUNE: Idaho Bigfoot Video

At BLC we hate Bigfoot videos, which is a shame because it seems most people are interested in them. Regardless of our own personal feelings, we still report the Bigfoot news. In our post, "Watch Video of Jeff Meldrum Discussing new Idaho Bigfoot Video," we share a report from an ABC affiliate covered a possible Bigfoot video taken by three students.

Later this year the popular TV show, Finding Bigfoot opened the third season with an episode called, "Ripped from the Headlines." In this episode they do their own investigation of the video and the footprint photo attached to the same incident.

Watch two clips from the episode below.



This only the first half of the Year! GO TO PART 2 NOW!!

5 comments:

  1. Guy, you have the best blog by far! Keep up the awesome work in 2013! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Sharon, that truly means a lot coming from you!!! Merry Christmas.

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  2. I AGREE YOU DO RUN THE BEST AND CLASSIEST BLOG ON THE NET.. WISH YOU'D POST BIGFOOT NEWS DAILY THO!



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  3. Very good so far Guy I am enjoying it.

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  4. Its good to see advancements like these...

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