Saturday, May 31, 2014

Dr. Medrum Talks Discovery Channel Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives Pt.1

airing Sunday, June 1 at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel
" Russia the term [Yeti] is used quite generically for the Russian Wild Man and that entity or entities may take on more than one identity, in my opinion." --Dr. Jeff Meldrum

Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives chronicles American explorer Mike Libecki as he investigates why nine college students hiked up the icy slopes of the Ural Mountains in the heart of Russia but never made it out alive. The students' bodies were found scattered across the campsite in three distinct groups, some partially naked and with strange injuries including crushed ribs, a fractured skull, and one hiker mutilated with her eyes gouged out and tongue removed.

Dr. Jeff Meldrum made himself available to talk with Bigfoot Lunch Club about the Discovery special. In part one of the interview we discuss the difference between the Himalayan Yeti and Russian Yeti. In the second half of the interview (posted tomorrow) we talk about the definition of progress in Bigfoot Research.

The volume in the audio above, but at least you can hear our interview with Dr. Meldrum's interview unedited in full. below is a quick transcript.

GE: First off I just want to say I’m a big fan of your Legend Meets Science, I think that’s a staple in every cryptozoology library and I also like your Sasquatch Field Guide that you have out, that’s one of the best things since sliced bread for bigfooters.

JM: Well good, I appreciate that too. 

GE: So I want to get a couple things defined regarding the difference between bigfoot and yeti. So these are, are these the same creatures adapted to different climates or are the differences more distinct?

JM: Well, one has to first clarify what you’re referring to when you use the term yeti, because in Asia for example, in Russia the term is used quite generically for the Russian Wild Man and that entity or entities may take on more than one identity, in my opinion. There’s very interesting evidence suggests that there’s a creature much more human like than what we, at least what I, attribute to the North American Sasquatch.  This creature is described as being man-sized but yet covered with hair often with differentiated head hair, frequently described as utilizing tools stone tools in fact not just opportunist brandishing sticks and such. And Even interacts with the locals in a much different way as more complex social structure larger groups of individuals, and sometimes trying to interact trying to trade, even to communicate with the local inhabitant who simply consider them to be sort of backwards people that live up in the mountain. Their foot prints from my perspectives are quite interesting in that they are much more human like, they have an arch, that they are very broad very splayed, a foot that suggest a much more robust skeleton not just someone whose gone without shoes but much more robust skeleton,  so in part of that basis of description and foot print characteristics I would suggest that this is a relict Neanderthal or an affiliated species maybe like the Denisovans.

GE: Wow, so this would be totally different than the yeti that Sanderson had looked for or what Thom Slick had funded during his expeditions. 

JM: Right, right so the yeti to us, to most Americans, if you use the term yeti that invokes the notion of something in the Himalayas and what evidence exists for a species in the Himalayas at least in the high valleys of the mountain passes where the footprints have historically been found by mountaineers and attributed by the sherpas to yeti. It appears to be a creature that is much more ape like, again about man sized heavy stocky but the best footprint evidence we have suggests a foot that has a divergent big toe in much more ape like fashion than a hominid or human like fashion. So now the picture again gets a little bit more complicated or interesting because when Josh Gates the host of Destination Truth went up into the Himalayas while they were scouting about at some of the lower elevations some of the forests or the foothill they had reportedly had an encounter, heard something splash through the creek and run out across a sandy gravel bar and left a string of footprints which he made several casts of one was a very complete foot print which he brought to the laboratory here and I had the chance to look at and I was able to  immediately able to walk over to one of my drawers and pull out a Sasquatch track that was almost identically to it.

GE: Wow

JM: One that came from the blue mountains up by Walla Walla Washington. So there is the possibility there is also in the foothills of the Himalayas and extending into some of the areas where this Neanderthal has been described, one of the hot spots if you will, has been the Caucasus Mountains spanning between the black and cascades season. It has been produced through the efforts of people like Mary Jane Coffman a number of very good and well documented examples of Neanderthal like footprints or sub human or I should say archaic human footprint.  But also in my recent trip to Russia which was quite interesting I linked up with an investigator by the name of Dimitry (???) one of the most interesting aspects of that trip we were following up on the report of a long line of tracks that had been witness by many people in the local village and these were 16” tracks that were again indistinguishable from Sasquatch tracks but quite different the little you know 9 to 11 inch very human like arched footprint that have been more attributed to the more Neanderthal-style Russian Wild Man.  So it’s not just, in fact I was happy to hear that you really liked the field guide I’m in the process of writing another field guide that addresses this very issue; the notion that there could be multiple relic hominoids species, some more man like the Russian Wild Man or some more ape like the North American Sasquatch but which has apparently the equivalence scattered across eastern and southern Asia.

GE: Yeah, that would be exciting to have because I think one of the things that non bigfooters find really compelling as you have noted before in your presentations, the earth was literally the Planet of the Apes for a little while. We had multiple bipedal creatures walking on the earth sharing different geographies and such. 

JM: Exactly, and that seems to have been the rule rather than the exception in the past where there were you know as many as six or seven multiple species of hominid or hominoid depending on which taxonomic level you’re looking at but things that have or close allies to the branch that ultimately gave rise to human modern human and you know that the idea that we’re the last hominid standing kinda flies in the face of that rule and one has to ask why would the present be an exception.

GE: Right

JM: You know, you can come up with arguments but quite literally those same arguments were used to argue for Homo erectus being the only hominid on the planet, when it existed. And yet suddenly we knew that there were still Homo habilis there were Australopithecus robustus and so forth living right alongside Homo erectus so it’s a really interesting kind of turn events I think the thing that really turned the corner that was the pivot point was the discovery of the Homo floresiensis the hobbit. This showed that there was a relic hominid perhaps a late australopithecine human if not an early very early homo like Homo habilis that persisted in the remote corners of SE Asia up until just perhaps a few hundred years ago if the local stories about for example the Ebu Gogo on the island of Flores where this hominid of these fossil remains were discovered existed and its fascinating so if it changed the conversation you know now there were bones to back up the legends

GE: Right

JM: Diminutive hominoid on this island that the natives were talking about in such a similar fashion as they do here in North America. You know? The history of the indigenous people are replete the histories replete with stories of wild men that inhabited the forest.

GE: I think that if media is any indication, there’s a general consensus that there’s something to bigfoot research or there’s definitely a large interest in it, is that the same in the academic world or is it the academic world catching up? 
JM: Yes, I think that their slowly catching up in that they sense that their as there develops a context for the idea for the notion that there might be such things out there in other words if there is a bio-geographical paleontological context for these things as relic hominoids and this is why I’ve been kind of pushing this theme because as my collages begin to acknowledge the things like the Hobbit are not the stuff of science fiction any longer but that they are really in main stream science and there’s a rational for why this is happening why this is occurring  I think their more open to the possibility that well gee how do you argue that we’re the last hominid standing in the face of so much evidence that points to multiple relic hominoids around the globe, 

You know and its funny you mentioned that Ivan Sanderson and I feel guilty too if I don’t give credit where credit is due but I’m finding myself going full circles back to his original thesis back in the early 60’s that where he identified at least four different types of he called them ABSN’s abominable snowmen but we have the sasquatch type, we have the Neanderthal type, we have the little he called the proto-pigmy but what we maybe would think of as relic Australopithecines very early homo and the ape like type in the Himalayas and so you know I don’t want to I’m not one to necessarily lump everything together nor am I one to spit into too many different entities as some have done in the recent past but I think that that’s  a really pretty good working model to begin with I find that there’s some differences, some of the evidence that he was willing to accept I would raise some questions about and limit maybe the distribution of some of those more as there relatedness to one another but never the less that fundamental that’s taken in its broad brush strokes of multiple hominid species on the planet today just as Sanderson had suggested 50 years ago half a century ago is really starting to take some root. 

GE: Well and that’s really interesting because your also one of the people that would suggest that there may not be multiple species of bigfoot in North America.

JM: Right, Right.

GE: And 

JM: Well I just don’t see the evidence for that there you know I’m always hesitant to place a lot of significance on one outlier antidote that seems to be at awe and you know that the idea that there are you know North American Apes in the sense that there has been described by for example by Loren Coleman you know if you look at his field guide I mean he has

GE: Right

JM: There’s what 6 or 8 different creatures living on the North American Content alone and you know I’ve gone back and reviewed the stuff in the Mark Halls thesis about true giants and can find just quite honestly can find nothing substantive in any of that, its always a missing specimen that you know that the museum no longer lays claim to or some newspaper article describing a giant skeleton that there’s no document no further documentation, no substantiation to, is always just  you know the stuff the of Americana legend and that has kept Barnum and Bailey and his ilk going for all this time I just can’t find anything to it or nor can I find evidence of a pithecine type of a primate in North America based on a scuff mark in the sand and an interpretation of an extremely grainy news print photograph of a foot print cast in Florida. There just isn't enough when you compare that kind of evidentiary basis to the massive body of data that is remarkably consistent despite the silly pronouncements of archival skeptic in the form of the foot prints for example and the remarkably consistent eye witness descriptions that where there is any credibility to their encounter to the witnesses themselves and to their interpretation to their experience or their collaboration to their experience through foot print evidence and such there’s just no comparison if there were that significant of a body of data to support any one of those other creatures then there would be a leg to stand on at the present I don’t think 

GE: Right and I think that’s why it’s significant that when you say that there might be something to Sandersons mulitiple species and then in North America maybe not.  So on Sunday June 1st Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives airs on the Discovery Channel, can you tell us a little bit about your involvement in that show is?

JM: Right, yeah well it was primarily from my spear of experience and expertise you know that the antidote or the incident described that did the basis for that title, which I had nothing to do with I’ll give a disclaimer right now, is an intriguing one and I was curious to discover that there is quite a cult of a following of this particular story and the various theories to what might have accounted for the outcome and you know the link to the Russian Yeti or Wild Man is a tenuous one at best but it is an intriguing one and you know it does raise this question of do these creatures pose any threat to modern humans when they venture out away from civilization into the wilderness you know there’s always the questions that’s raised about sasquatch and its behavior whether it is a threat whether it is antagonistic or predatory on people and a lot of discussion has been has ensued around  that  we have anecdotal evidence some of the classic stories like that Bauman incident shared with Teddy Roosevelt.

that's the end of Part 1. Stay tuned tomorrow for part two of the interview, when Dr. Jeff Meldrum discusses the two-hour special in more details and then discusses how we define progress in Bigfoot research. 

RUSSIAN YETI: THE KILLER LIVES is a 2-hour special airing Sunday, June 1 at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

$60,000 Later Rick Dyer Admits to Hoax

Rick Dyer's Bigfoot was no more than Camel Hair and Latex 
"According to a recent report from KSAT, he charged $10 for admission and made about $60,000 in total." --KSLTV

The most amazing part of this story is not Rick Dyer's confession, but the great journalism that has taken place. Finally!

In an article by Rick Dyer is called out for his questionable past and sources are referenced really well. below is a short excerpt.

Rick Dyer, who made news earlier this year with claims of killing a Bigfoot, has admitted it was a hoax. The hairy, 8-foot body that he has been hauling around the country on a publicity tour is a dummy made from latex and camel hair.

"Coming clean about everything is necessary for a new start," Dyer posted to his official Facebook page. "From this moment on, I will speak the truth! No more lies, tall tales or wild goose chases to mess with the haters!"

This news shouldn’t come as a shock. After all, this is the man who announced back in 2008 that he had a real-life Bigfoot body. News conferences were held. Stories appeared on reputable websites like But when it came time to reveal the evidence, Dyer’s Bigfoot turned out to be nothing more than a rubber ape costume.

Dyer definitely took some heat for those lies, but it didn’t stop him from mounting a comeback. He told a Texas news station in January that he had shot Bigfoot in a wooded area outside of San Antonio. As reported by KSAT, the event allegedly occurred “in a wooded area on the northwest side near Loop 1604 and Highway 151.”

In the interview, Dyer also said that a lab in Washington had verified the body as authentic.

“Every test that you can possibly imagine was performed on this body from DNA tests to 3D optical scans to body scans,” he insisted. “It is the real deal.”

Of course, these tests had never been performed because the body was a fake. Dyer was telling the truth, however, when he said that the body had spent time in the state of Washington. It turns out the phony Bigfoot body was made by a company in Washington that creates custom monster masks and costumes.

Dyer took his Bigfoot body on a public tour, starting in Texas and then moving across the country. According to a recent report from KSAT, he charged $10 for admission and made about $60,000 in total.


World Premiere for Independent Bigfoot Feature Film “STOMPING GROUND”

Official Poster Artwork & Design by Dylan Chudzynski
"Even though Stomping Ground is a movie about a big hairy mythical beast, it’s still a very personal film to me." --Dan Riesser, Director

We have been covering Stomping Ground for almost two years. We are excited to announce the world premier of Stomping Ground on June 8th at TCL Chinese 6 - Hollywood, CA.

For those who need a refresher. Stomping Ground is the brainchild Dan Reisser, previously known for his short films and his producing and directing on the E! Entertainment's THE SOUP. One of THE SOUP's funniest skits is the the parody trailer for Dolphin Tale. You may have even seen his short film

Now he has a full-length feature. It starts with young couple, Ben & Annie, who travel from Chicago on a weekend trip to Annie's small North Carolina hometown. Once in NC, they run into some friends and Ben finds out Annie in Bigfoot. In fact, she and her friends used to "hunt" for the creature when they were kids. Before Ben knows it, he's off on an impromptu Squatchin' trip deep in the Carolina backwoods. Amidst the Squatch calls, campfire stories and beers, Ben quickly realizes that Paul may have an ulterior motive in bringing Annie to the woods. And something else out here seems to be after her as well. Everyone but Ben thinks its Bigfoot. But it can't be, can it? After all, Bigfoot isn't real...

Official trailer below:

Bigfoot Lunch Club is very excited that this movie has begun screening and congratulations for getting a acquired by California Pictures for worldwide distribution and sales.

Click the following link to read our previous coverage of Stomping Ground.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Yahoo Answers: If Bigfoot was Real He Would Attack Humans More Often

How come bigfoots don't attack humans more?
"The reason for [bigfoot not being real] is because there are no attacks. A carnivorous community would doubtless find it much easier to raid a human dwelling and carry off the inhabitants for food..." --Lord Bearclaw of Gryphon Woods

The man pictured to the left goes by the moniker, Lord Bearclaw of Gryphon Woods. Mr. Bearclaw has been providing Yahoo! Answers since November 20th 2006. 61% of his 7180 were considered best answers. About a year ago someone asked, "is Bigfoot real, or just fake?" and par for the course Mr. Bearclaw's extensive answered got voted up as best answer. While our editorial "bigfoot news" committee at Bigfoot Lunch Club categorically disagrees with Mr. Bearclaw, we find his answer more novel than most and worth the read. The best part of his argument is if Bigfoot was real, the creature would attack humans more often. How would argue against Mr. Bearclaw?

Read his answer to the question, "Is big foot real? Or just a fake?"

Bigfoot is not real. For any species of that size to actually exist requires shelter, food, and warmth.

A community of primates has to breed to continue their existence, and the numbers necessary for species viability preclude any single small community of Sasquatch. Such a species would need to breed in order to maintain population levels and to offset the death rate from age, sickness, accidental death, and even homicide.

Such a large community would require massive amounts of food to sustain, and even if they were strictly vegetarian they would strain the resources of any given area within weeks and would be constantly on the move, foraging and gathering. Yet there is no forensic evidence of any kind of a nomadic primate tribe anywhere. Instead of finding one or two isolated “footprints” we would have come across whole trails of Sasquatch prints, and such trails would be stripped completely bare of any edibles, and would also contain piles of droppings and fur samples caught on the trees and bushes.

No such evidence has ever been found. Supposed hair samples of “unknown origin” have been long held up as “evidence”, yet I cannot find one actual report from any scientific lab about such hair samples.

As for warmth, even a Sasquatch would find it difficult to stay warm in the Pacific Northwest during the rainy seasons. Even a core temperature drop of just three to four degrees can result in hypothermia and death. This would mean that any sizeable [sic] community would invariably seek shelter of some type during inclement weather, and any member of the community that died would have one of two things happen to their corpse: one, they would be left behind where they died, or two, if the community was carnivorous the corpse would simply be eaten. However, all stories indicate that such creatures would be vegetarian or omnivorous at best, and not aggressively carnivorous.

The reason for this is because there are no attacks. A carnivorous community would doubtless find it much easier to raid a human dwelling and carry off the inhabitants for food, especially during winter. Such behavior would be on par with bear learning that it is easier to raid villages and garbage cans than to hunt for themselves. After all, it would be much easier to attack an isolated home than to run down deer through snow.

The fact that there are absolutely no corpses found means only one thing: there are no such things as Sasquatch. We have already ruled out carnivorous disposal of deceased members, and such creatures would likely not “bury” their dead, as they could only dig with their hands and any such “grave” would be shallow at best. Such creatures would not be intelligent by any stretch of the imagination, at least not by human definitions, because even Cro-Magnon man made and used tools. Yet not one sample of a Stone Age tool has been found in the woods that isn't an actual relic from the Stone Age, certainly nothing made in the last two hundred years that wasn't easily identifiable as having Native American origins. No shovels, no hammers, no axes, no spears. So if they are not intelligent enough to use tools, then they are certainly not intelligent enough to completely conceal their existence or to dispose of their dead in such a manner as to preclude discovery of the corpse.

With the numbers needed to maintain genetic viability of such a community, nutritional requirements, and the need for shelter as well as forensic evidence, it is flat-out impossible that we would not have found or captured a living Sasquatch by this time, especially with the sheer number of hikers, campers, hunters, ATV enthusiasts, forest rangers, Bigfoot “hunters”, people who live in homes deep in the woods, scientists, etc. etc. etc.

There is only the flimsiest “evidence”, consisting mainly of easily faked photos and video footage, usually blurry and at a distance, and isolated “prints” again easily faked, that are never part of an actual trail. Any outdoorsman worth his salt would find it easy to track such a large creature, especially considering that in order to have survived all these millennia it would require a large community to maintain species viability. SRC: Yahoo Answers
Does Mr. Bearclaw have a good argument, do you have a counter-argument? 

WATCH: Yale Ph.D. Champions Bigfoot Research

Cliff Barackman, Dr. Robert Michael Pyle and Guy Edwards

The Bigfoot community needs more people like Dr. Robert Michael Pyle, not just because he is a respected Yale academic, but because he equal parts hopeful and skeptic.

Most know Robert Michael Pyle as a lepidopterist, a butterfly expert. He has published twelve books and hundreds of papers, essays, stories and poems. His credentials include a Ph.D. from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. It is from these credentials that Dr. Pyle was able to get a Guggenheim fellowship grant to pursue research "where bigfoot walks".  His studies were shared in one of the best written chronicles of an area where Sasquatch could live.

Last Tuesday, May 20th 2014, I had the honor of listening to Dr. Pyle present on the topic: "Of Butterflies and Bigfoot".

The presentation was described as, "The wildlands around Mount St. Helens are famous for the abundance of Bigfoot reports they have generated. Fewer people may be aware that the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is also good butterfly country. Dr. Pyle has researched and written extensively about both of these phenomena. In this program, Dr. Pyle will bring Bigfoot and butterflies together in a fascinating blend of natural history and lore that will open listeners' minds to all that resides (or might reside) in our wild woodlands."

Below is a short clip of Dr. Robert Michael Pyles segue into the Bigfoot portion of his presentation ( a part he calls the dessert). If you are a bigfooter you will find the clip inspiring. It's nice to see a high-profile academic encouraging a room of scientist to pursue Bigfoot research with such reason and heart.

Missing First Nation Bigfoot Mask Returns 75 Years Later

The mask disappeared in 1939 from Sts’ailes First Nation, near Harrison Hot Springs in B.C.’s Fraser Valley.
The Vancouver Sun tracks interesting Bigfoot news as a man's journeys across nations and decades to find a mask that was rumored to be taken by a man consumed and obsessed by the Sasquatch legend. Read an excerpt from the story below.

VANCOUVER - Hunting for an elusive sasquatch mask revered by a British Columbia First Nation has been a 16-year journey for James Leon, taking him through London, Boston, New York and Ottawa.

In the end, all it took was a question to the lady sitting next to him at a Vancouver event that led him to his nation's Sasq'ets mask that vanished 75 years ago.

Leon was at a repatriation event for another First Nations artifact held by the Vancouver Museum when he asked the lady sitting beside him if she knew of the ape-like mask partially covered in bear fur.

"Her eyes lit up and she said 'We were just looking at that mask the other day.' And they were gracious enough to go get it for me," he said with a chuckle.

The mask disappeared in 1939 from Sts'ailes First Nation, near Harrison Hot Springs in B.C.'s Fraser Valley.

Community elders told Leon that the mask had been taken by J.W. Burns, a teacher at the Chehalis Indian Day School, and a man obsessed with the sasquatch legend.

Burns, who is often credited for bringing the word "sasquatch" into common use, donated the mask to the Vancouver Museum.

Leon took the job of finding the mask seriously and learned it had been on travelling display. He searched through the archives of several museum's known for having artifacts from British Columbia.

While all those elders are gone, he said they'd be pleased the mask has been returned.

"We do burning for the sasquatch. It's our belief that his primary role is to ensure that the land is being taken care of. Because everyone of us, as Sts'ailes people, we carry an ancestral name, a rich name from the land."

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Bigfoot Day Describes Three Types of Bigfoot Enthusiasts

Bigfoot Day in Clearfield speaker Fred Saluga explains his view that there are three groups of Bigfoot enthusiasts.

There was a strong UFO theme at the Bigfoot Day gathering in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. Fred Saluga (pictured above) categorizes Bigfoot enthusiasts into three categories. Below is a snippet from an article by Marcus Schneck of, where you can read how Mr. Saluga categorizes the bigfoot enthusiasts.
Wide-ranging views on Bigfoot converged on Clearfield in northcentral Pennsylvania on Saturday, as about 50 Bigfoot enthusiasts and investigators gathered at the Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre for Bigfoot Day in Clearfield.

Bigfoot enthusiasts fall into one of three camps, the group heard from Fred Saluga, state director of the Mutual UFO Network of West Virginia and director of the West Virginia Mountain State Sasquatch Watch. The first believe that Bigfoot is a "cryptozoological hominid creature." (Cryptozoology is the search for animals that have not been proven to exist. The animals that cryptozoologists search for are often referred to as cryptids. A hominid is a primate mammal that resembles humans and apes, and walks on two legs.)

Saluga said, the second group thinks Bigfoot "dwells in extraterrestrial origin," travels interdimensionally and has UFO or non-Earthly ties. And, the third group believes the Bigfoot types envisioned by the first two groups are two different creatures.

"I think he's a creature from another dimension," he said. "He can come through whenever he wants, and he becomes like us, flesh and blood." For Saluga that explains why Bigfoot is not susceptible to diseases, infections and the like; never has been wounded by people shooting at him; and can simply walk away from or disappear from collisions with vehicles.
You can read the rest of the article at titled "Bigfoot Day in Clearfield draws enthusiasts and investigators with differing theories on Bigfoot"

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Local Floridian News Segment Reveals Skunk Ape Diet

Local Florida's WCJB-TV does a segment on the Skunk Ape
Florida has it's own version of Bigfoot, known as the Skunk Ape, thought to be a distinct separate species from the Sasquatch. In a recent news segment Florida's WCJB-TV interviews those who have talked to witnesses and reveal the popular diet of the Skunk Ape. read the report below followed by the video segment.
It'a an urban legend that has kept floridians curious over the years…
What can the dark shadow passing through the woods be?

John Bird is a manager at BC Quarter Circle Ranch in Fort White.
He says a neighbor who lives down the road told him he had seen skunk apes.

"He said that they were pulling the spanish moss off the trees and eating it," Bird said, remembering what a neighbor had told him. "He also told my fiance and i and her uncle that he on a regular basis feeds these skunk apes sweet potatoes and plantains."

And while it may seem strange, skunk ape sightings are not uncommon in the area.
Bob Hagen, owner of the ranch says he's lived on the property his whole life… he says his grandparents and great-grandparents told him stories about the mysterious creature.

"I have actually never seen anything that i would swear to you is sasquatch, skunk ape, or bigfoot, or anything else," he said.
But, he adds, he has seen some strange stuff around.

"I was out on the tractor on the pines a couple of months ago, and first, out of the corner of my eye I saw something pretty large moving through the pine trees," Hagen said.

Big foot, sasquatch, or florida skunk ape, thos who claim to have seen it say its tall, dark, but not quite so handsome.

"Our wildlife assistant biologist does receive periodic sightings of different creatures that we actually have no physical evidence for," Karen Parker, Public Information Officer for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said. "And that's the case of the skunk ape." SRC: WCJB.Com

Bigfoot Encounter in Norwegian Bigfoot Video

Norwegian Bigfoot Video
With only a short description, "I thought its was a bear. i was hunting in the Woods. but then i saw this thing." and a title, "Bigfoot Encounter? in Norway". This 19-second video was uploaded just yesterday May 24, 2014, and was republished at the British tabloid The Mirror.

The YouTube user has only two videos that are publicly uploaded, both were uploaded recently and both have bigfoot in them. 

Here's another video from the same Norwegian woods. Looks like the second video was removed right after this posting around 9am PST. Below is where the video was.

Do you think it's legit? Please let us know in the comments below. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Todd Standing Discusses Behind the Scenes of Survivorman

Todd Standing returns to update us on Survivorman Behind the scenes

We are proud to say we have covered Todd Standing longer and more extensive than any other website out there. You can read our entire Todd Standing archive and get a sense of, "Who is Todd Standing?"

Before Todd jumped the shark and released his Bigfoot puppet photograph, before he offered 2 million dollars for Bigfoot body parts, before he was rescued after a Bigfoot attack, before even Google decided Todd Standing's name was synonymous with Bigfoot hoax, Todd had a site called which he tried to erase from internet history.

Due to a recent television appearance with Survivorman's Les Stroud, Todd is back in the buzz of Bigfoot conversations. Soon we will be promoting himself with his branded flashlights and custom water bottles. Today, May 21st 2014, he has released his behind the scenes perspective on the two Survivorman episodes.  Enjoy the video below.

New Study: Idaho is the Top State for Bigfoot Searches (on Google)

Idaho tops U.S. for Google Bigfoot Searches (click picture to enlarge)
Among search terms like unicorns, caramel corn and potatoes, Idaho searches for Bigfoot on Google more so than any other state. Using a tool called Google Trends, Estately was able to determine the top term for every state. Although it is a little surprising Bigfoot did not score higher further west, we are happy he made it on the list at all. Read how Estatley did it below.
America’s fifty states have a lot in common, but if their internet search histories are any indication they also have significant differences. Estately ran hundreds of search queries through Google Trends to determine which words, terms, and questions each state was searching for more than any other. The results ranged from mildly amusing to completely disturbing. No doubt this information will come in handy for anyone trying to decide which state they want to buy a home in, especially for those curious how their potential neighbors spend their time online. The results on the map above are just the tip of the online search iceberg. 
If you want to read the results for the other states go to the Estately Blog site 

Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives to Debut on Discovery

Nine college students never made it back alive after a hike in Yeti territory. 
Below is the press release for the upcoming two-hour special that investigates why 9 college students never made it back. Perhaps it was a killer Yeti. Stay tuned Next week when we interview Dr. Jeff Meldrum regarding his involvement in the project. Also, check out the promotional video below.



American explorer Mike Libecki Investigates Mysterious Deaths of Nine Students and Uncovers Something Truly Horrifying

(Los Angeles, Calif.) – On February 2, 1959, nine college students hiked up the icy slopes of the Ural Mountains in the heart of Russia but never made it out alive.  Investigators have never been able to give a definitive answer behind who – or what – caused the bizarre crime scene.  Fifty-five years later, American explorer Mike Libecki reinvestigates the mystery – known as The Dyatlov Pass incident – but what he uncovers is truly horrifying.

RUSSIAN YETI: THE KILLER LIVES, a 2-hour special airing Sunday, June 1 at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel, follows Mike as he traces the clues and gathers compelling evidence that suggests the students’ deaths could be the work of a creature thought only to exist in folklore.

Based on diary accounts, forensic evidence and files that have just recently been released, Mike pieces together the graphic stories in search of what really happened that evening.  According to the investigators at the time, the demise of the group was due to a "compelling natural force."  The students’ slashed tent was discovered first with most of their clothing and equipment still inside.  Next, the students’ bodies were found scattered across the campsite in three distinct groups, some partially naked and with strange injuries including crushed ribs, a fractured skull, and one hiker mutilated with her eyes gouged out and tongue removed.

The mysterious scene left more questions than answers.  Why was the tent slashed from the inside?  Why would the victims leave their clothing behind in subzero weather?  Could it have been a government top secret weapon that killed them?  Or an indigenous local tribe that lashed out for trespassing on their land?  But perhaps most strange of all, why did the Soviet government suppress the autopsy and other reports for 30 years?

Mike first heard about the Dyatlov Pass incident on a climbing expedition in 2011 and since then has become obsessed with the case.   “I’ve spent a lot of time alone in the mountains and have had my share of near-death experiences,” he said.  “I know if I went missing, I’d want my family to know what happened to me.”

Determined to find answers, Mike hires Russian translator Maria Klenokova to join him.  Together, they set out to one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth.  However, nothing prepared them for what they were about to discover.  Following the trail of evidence, Mike finds proof that the hikers were not alone – a photograph, taken by one of the hikers a day before they died that suggests that they encountered a Yeti.  But just how far will they go to find the answers?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Meet the New Stars of the Next Bigfoot Comedy

Left to Right: Oscar (Adam Herschman), Samson (Neil Flynn), Nigel (Paul Brittain)

The movie is called Nigel & Oscar vs. The Sasquatch and is set to be released in 2015. The story seems to pivot around two Bigfoot nerds, Nigel (Paul Brittain) and Oscar (Adam Herschman), who lose their guide while looking for Sasquatch. They compete against a rival named Claus (Tim Meadows).

It will be done in the style of a documentary comedy, but I love any excuse to use the portmanteau mockumentary (almost as much as I like to use the word portmanteau).

The official Synopsis written by the director Drew Hall:
Uber geeks Nigel and Oscar want nothing more than to capture definitive evidence of a Sasquatch. When their guide bails on them, they must resort to using a mis-matched group of outdoor enthusiasts. Meanwhile, their rival Claus, also on the hunt for the "Squatch", races to beat them to the prize in this documentary style comedy.
- Written by Drew Hall
Here's the announcement at The
“Saturday Night Live” alum Paul Brittain, Adam Herschman (“Hot Tub Time Machine 2”), Neil Flynn (“Scrubs”) and Christine Bently (“Shark Night 3D”) are set to star in the indie comedy “Nigel and Oscar vs. the Sasquatch,” TheWrap has learned.
Frame 29 Films and Mudbrick Media are teaming on the project, which Drew Hall is directing from a script by James Weldon. Production is already under way in Alabama, with shooting set to take place in Cheaha State Park.
And it is true if you are in Alabama they are looking for movie extras. Read a excerpt below from
MOBILE, Alabama --  The comic creature feature film "Nigel & Oscar vs. the Sasquatch" will be filming in Mobile next week, and according to the Mobile Film Office website, the production is seeking locals for stand-in and extra roles.
Here's what they need:
1. A blonde female stand in around 5'8" to work Monday, May 19 through Wednesday, May 21. Must be available all three days. Pay rate is $125 a day.
2. Extras ages eight and up to work Tuesday, May 20 through Friday, May 30. Each extra will work one day each. Pay rate is $80 a day. Read more for your chance to star in Nigel & Oscar vs. The Sasquatch

Monday, May 5, 2014

MAY 18th HopsSquatch Derek Randles and the Olympic Project Team

Derek Randles and his Team will Talk about Efforts to Predict Bigfoot Behavior
You have seen Derek, his Olympic Project team, and research area on all the major Bigfoot TV shows and specials; MonsterQuest, Finding Bigfoot and most recently on the National Geographic and BBC special regarding Bigfoot DNA. Dr. Jeff Meldrum has recently announced the upcoming Olympic Project participation with the History Channel.

Sunday, May 18th
TIME: 12:30-3:00
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Derek Randles and the Olympic Project Team

Don't miss this chance to see how great leadership, cooperation and organization (a rare commodity in Bigfoot circles) produces the best outcomes in Bigfoot research. 

Derek and his Olympic Project team has some of the best documented research in North America. The center of Olympic Project research was picked for the diversity of landscape and the hotbed of several quality sightings. 

With dozens of game cams, audio recordings, advanced audio analysis by David Ellis, not to mention an active team, there will be plenty of potential evidence for Derek and his team to share.

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