Thursday, June 26, 2014

Skamania County Protecting Bigfoot for 45 Years

Skamania County Postcard designed by Guy Edwards
"The year was 1969. Man achieved its first landing on the moon, The Beatles released Abbey Road, and it became illegal to kill Sasquatch" --Peter Holmstrom, Mysterious Universe

Peter Holmstrom writes an in-depth article for MysteriousUniverse.Org that celebrates the 45th anniversary of the ordinance that protects Bigfoot in Skamania County.

The article titled, "The Bigfoot Law: Celebrating 45 Years of Safety" is one of the best articles written on the law that now protects Bigfoot. read the teaser below and then jump to the full article:

The Bigfoot flap of 1969 began in March, when John and Linda Durrell were driving up with their family on a camping trip above Carson, Wa. Nearing their destination, Linda Durrell spotted something of the side of the road. Getting out to take a look, she was surprised to see extraordinarily large footprints in the snow, far larger than any human could have made.

Not quite sure what to do, Linda and family called the local sheriff’s office, who took plaster casts of the footprints for later investigation. They prints measured 22 inches long and 7 ½ inches wide. Investigating the surrounding area, the local deputy found even more footprints. Read More...
Read the full article at Mysterious Universe, "The Bigfoot Law: Celebrating 45 Years of Safety"
Click the following link to read the original ordinance that created the Sasquatch refuge

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Next Viral Bigfoot YouTube Video: Bigfoot Sighting Near Sundance Utah

Close up frame of YouTube video of a bigfoot sighting near Sundance Utah
"We saw something in the trees, so we turned around as quick as possible." --AnythingWhatever, YouTube User

Although it seems the the female was already expecting something before the camera began rolling, it still is an interesting video, that is sure to make the rounds within the next week.

The YouTube account does not give names or the exact date of the encounter, it was published on June 18th 2014. We have reached out to the user attached to the video AnythingWhatever and at the time of this post we have not heard back from them. They do seem to be somewhat savvy YouTube users, they provide Links to the stabilized and slowed sown version of the videos in the description and embedded in the annotations as well.

Below is the description followed by all three videos.
We were driving near Sundance Utah just outside of Provo Utah in the Provo Canyon. We saw something in the trees so we turned around as quickly as possible. We captured this footage of what might be a bigfoot or sasquatch.

Original "Bigfoot Sighting Near Sundance Utah" Video

Slowed down "Bigfoot Sighting Near Sundance Utah" Video

Stabilized and slowed down "Bigfoot Sighting Near Sundance Utah" Video

Thursday, June 19, 2014 Argues the Non-Existence of Bigfoot

Debating Bigfoot Existence on

"I will provide evidence that Sasquatch does not exist by using facts, scientific data, opinions, and just plain common sense." --DonutBoy17, user is a free online community where intelligent minds from around the world come to debate online and read the opinions of others. Yesterday, June 18th 2014, DonutBoy17, a user, claimed he would be able to provide evidence Sasquatch does not exist. Another user, RainbowDash52 is the opponent and arguing for the existence of Bigfoot.

This is a five round debate and as of today they are deep into the third round. Read the debate so far with a link to see how the debate ends.


I will provide evidence that Sasquatch does not exist by using facts, scientific data, opinions, and just plain common sense. I will provide a few reasons and points that support my argument each round as well as rebuttal points made by my opponent. The opponent may use the first round argument however he/she pleases.

In the past there have been several animals that were believed to be mythical that turned out to actually exist, including the Okapi (African unicorn), the Giant Squid (Kraken), the Gorilla, and more. [1][2] Since it is often the case that creatures whom many believed to be fictional actually exist, it would be logical for Bigfoot to exist. This in addition to the abundant number of Bigfoot sightings is more than enough for there to be at least a reasonable chance that Bigfoot exists.



DonutBoy17:It is true that species such as the Okapi, Giant Squid, and Gorilla weren't believed to exist and then turned out to be real. But lets look a litter closer at this fact. The Okapi and Gorilla were believed to be mythical until their discovery in 1901 and 1902. Those discoveries happened over 100 years ago when our scientific and technological abilities were far less capable. The last land animal discovered that was around the size of a gorilla was probably the Giant Panda that was discovered in 1927. Since 1927, all the animals that have been discovered have been either relatively small, microscopic, or aquatic. Your Giant Squid argument is almost irrelevant because the amount of sea creatures discovered in comparison to land animals is very small. Anyways, with todays technology, it is nearly impossible for a species (Sasquatch) to remain hidden from a highly populated country for so long. If Sasquatches really did exist all throughout America (not including Hawaii) there is no way that the only potential evidence that had been found is footprints and blurry videos and pictures. Footprints and pictures are way to easy to fake and are not enough evidence to prove the existence of a species. Most of these footprints, videos, and pictures are later admitted to be hoaxes. The most famous video of Sasquatch is the iconic footage of the creature walking through the woods with big strides filmed by Roger Patterson. This footage was later admitted fake by Bob Heironimus who said he was paid $1,000 to walk in a gorilla costume while filmed. I will cut this round off here and provide more facts in the next round.

One of the reasons for why Bigfoot could be hard to detect would be because Bigfoot is nocturnal, which some speculate he is [1]. It is harder to find animals that are mainly active during the night. Bigfoot is also smarter than most animals, so it could be able to use its intelligence to hide better. These factors could contribute to its evasiveness, so it may be the case that Bigfoot is harder to find than other animals.

My opponent claims "Anyways, with todays technology, it is nearly impossible for a species (Sasquatch) to remain hidden from a highly populated country for so long." As you can see here [3], there are large sections of the United States that are not very populated. A population of Bigfoot could easily live there unnoticed.

Although Bob Heironimus admitted to help fake the Patterson film, it has not been proven that that what he admitted is true.
"Bob Heironimus claims to have been the figure depicted in the Patterson film, and his allegations are detailed in Long's book. Heironimus was a tall (6' 2), muscular Yakima, Washington, native, age 26, when he says Patterson offered him $1000 to wear an ape suit for a Bigfoot film. Bob Gimlin was on Bob Heironimus' horse, Chico, when the PGF was being filmed. Heironimus is one of numerous people who are claimed to be visible in an unreleased second reel of the film. It is unclear which, if any, of these claims are authentic." [2]

My opponent claims most evidences for Bigfoot are later admitted to be hoaxes. Although some are, I doubt most are. I challenge my opponent to give a source supporting his/her claim. Although all footprints, pictures, and videos have the possibility of being faked, that is the reason there is no proof of Bigfoot, because people can't tell the real evidence from the fake evidence.


The first thing I want to do before arguing my case is to clear up a mistake made by myself in the previous round and was also pointed out by my opponent. Bob Heironimus was said to have been paid $1000 to walk in the gorilla suit, but Bob claims that he did indeed walk in the suit, but was NOT paid any money to do so.

My opponent says that Bigfoot could be hard to detect because they are nocturnal. So you are saying that humans can't find Bigfoot because it's dark outside? We have infrared technology and night vision goggles that eliminate this problem. Or people could just search for them when it is daytime. Just because Bigfoot may be nocturnal doesn't mean that they disappear during the day time. And also it would probably be easier to find Bigfoot when he is sleeping and can't be "evasive". In America we have the technology, skill, and intelligence to track down a person hiding anywhere in the country, but yet you think that we can be outsmarted by thousands of wild gorillas? It just isn't logical.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Michigan Weekly Offers Bigfooting Advice

MetroTimes suggests looking for tree structures 

"Far and away, Oscoda County has the most bigfoot sightings on record in Michigan." --Alysa Offman, MetroTimes

Metro Times is a weekly alternative news source for the Detroit Area. On June 17th 2014, contributing author, Alysa Offman, offers some great advice for the aspiring bigfooter. To some sage bigfoot field researchers, there may be a few essentials missing, but overall it is a great introduction to getting your feet wet. read an excerpt below followed by a link to the original article.
With dense forested areas, swamps, vast farmlands, and access to plenty of fresh water, Michigan seems an ideal and idyllic setting for a bigfoot. He and his ilk have been seen as far north as the Upper Peninsula and as far south as Monroe County, with new occurrences happening regularly.

Far and away, Oscoda County has the most bigfoot sightings on record in Michigan. Starting in 1976 when a child saw a “6 to 7 foot bigfoot near the Mio Dam” while walking home from school, the bigfoot sightings have since increased, with most occurring near Mio. Jackson County comes in at a close second, with incidents occurring in a concentrated block from 2000 to 2005. Washtenaw County isn’t far behind Jackson’s count; sightings have been happening regularly since 1957.

There’s some debate as to whether or not bigfoot are dangerous. While some researchers paint the creature as a bloodthirsty being that seeks the flesh of women and children; others have reported that sasquatch are generally kind creatures who’ve shown as much curiosity toward humans as we have toward them. 
At one point Alyssa offers a list of what to pack for a bigfoot hunt expedition:
• Flashlight
• Camera
• Binoculars
• Walking stick (generally helps for poking structures or specimens that you may not want to handle directly)
• Plastic bags (if you wish to collect specimens)
• Long sleeves and pants
• Hiking boots
We would like to see some plaster added to the list. If you have anything to add please leave your suggestions in the comments below.

Read the what else Alysssa suggests when Bigfooting in Michigan.

Read other news for Bigfoot in Michigan

Monday, June 16, 2014

Turtleman and Neal Review Legend of Boggy Creek

Call of the Wildman's Turtleman and Neal watch Boggey Creek
"Everything about Bigfoot, for me, started with The Legend of Boggy Creek!" --Neal James, Call of the Wildman

This video is one of several exclusive webisodes where the stars from Call of the Wildman watch classic movies and review them. Each episode takes place in the cine-barn where the is projected on a bedsheet pinned up by a couiple of antlers.

In this particular episode Turtleman and his side-kick Neal watch and review one of the most legendary Bigfoot movies of all times; The Legend of Boggy Creek.

Be sure and check out the rest of episodes from Movie Night with Turtleman and Neal

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What Goes in a Bigfoot DNA Collection Kit

Shelley Covington Prefers to call it a Wildlife DNA Collection Kit
"I don't call it it a Bigfoot DNA collection kit, it's a wildlife DNA collection kit, when doing research, we shouldn't assume all the evidence we find is bigfoot, bigfoot should be the last thing we assume." --Shelly Covington, Cryptozoologist

The Olympic Project Bigfoot Expeditions are incubators for sharing sasquatch research innovations and ideas. this last expedition with Dr. Jeff Meldrum and premier cryptozoologist Adam Davies was no different.

We have plenty of bigfoot news and other material to provide you with this week from the expedition, including Adam Davies' methodology for creating an interaction and perimeter with a Bigfoot. For now, we wanted to share one of the most thoughtful tools in bigfoot research, a wildlife DNA collection kit.

Shelly Covington co-hosts CryptoLogic, an online radio show that has introduces a special guest each episode and has a round-table approach to the format. As you can imagine I listen to lots of Bigfoot talk shows, I just spent the last two days catching up to CryptoLogic and became an instant fan of the approach and format. I also want to give a shout out to the other co-host Shane Corson. between Shelly and Shane,  CryptoLogic is not to be missed.

When talking to Shelly, who has endless innovative ideas and approached to bigfooting, explains why she prefers to leave bigfoot out of the name of her kit. "I don't call it it a Bigfoot DNA collection kit, it's a wildlife DNA collection kit, when doing research, we shouldn't assume all the evidence we find is bigfoot, bigfoot should be the last thing we assume." Below is a video of Shelly walking through her DNA collection kit at the end of the video is Cryptozoologist and Autor Adam Davies giving his approval.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Eruption of Mount St. Helens Gives Clues to Bigfoot Migration

Can we demonstrate Bigfoot migration based on natural disasters?
After the ecosystem of Mount St. Helens recovered, many plants and animals returned, evidence suggest Bigfoot did not--at least in the numbers that once existed. 

You will not want to miss this HopsSquatch. You will see compelling evidence that Bigfoot has migrated! Using seven independent databases, the dates of natural disasters and the history of human infrastructure, Colleen Meacham has been able to determine several insights to Bigfoot behavior and habitat.

DATE: Sunday, June 15th
TIME: 12:30-3:00
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Colleen Meacham

Like any living thing, Sasquatch needs a place to live, breed and raise a family.  In Environmental Sciences we call this a habitat.  In order to address the needs of Sasquatch we need to understand their habitat and their place in the ecosystem.

The project that will be presented will explore potential Sasquatch habitat.  The presentation will also look into if changes to the habitat from human interference or natural disasters can affect the behavior of Sasquatch.  Finally, are we in danger of loosing Sasquatch before we've found them?

Monday, June 2, 2014

Bigfoot Reported to Malaysian Police

The photo and Police report from Malaysian Bigfoot encounter

“It’s something that is weird. In my 30 years of staying here I have never found such a thing.” --Maylaysian Bigfoot witness

Bigfoot in Malyasia is a hot topic today. We already had another Malaysian paper defend Bigfoot from being a myth. Another paper, the Rakyat Post, actually reports on an actuall encounter filed my the police. Read the article below.

A police report was lodged this morning upon the discovery of a 23-inch long footprint in Kampung Seri

It seems that residents at Kampung Seri Aman Dalam, Puchong, might be worried about a close encounter of the giant kind after a resident found four huge footprints that measured 23 inches long.

This is yet another incident that was brought to light after a police report made by the resident began circulating online.

The report, made by 68-year-old Kamaruddin Isamail, mentioned the discovery of the giant-sized footprints near a field at Lot 123, Lorong 4, Kampung Seri Aman Dalam in Puchong at 9.55am this morning.

He stated in his report that he saw three footprints in the shape of a human foot, which measured up to 23 inches long, that “seemed rather weird” to him.

When The Rakyat Post contacted Kamaruddin, he confirmed making the report and said there were actually four footprints, but only three of them were clearly seen.

“It’s something that is weird. In my 30 years of staying here I have never found such a thing.”

He said upon making the report, which he did because it was an unnatural occurrence, he was visited by a police sergeant after which he called officers from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan).

“Perhilitan came to see me. Even they said they had never seen such a thing and couldn’t determine what kind of print it was.

“It’s weird and it is something very worrying,” added Kamaruddin.

When asked what he thought it could be, he said he had heard of stories about giants and genies, but he did not know them to be true.

When contacted this evening on the issue, Serdang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Razimi Ahmad told The Rakyat Post that he wasn’t aware of the incident at the time.

However, a quick call to the Bukit Puchong police station where the report was made, confirmed that the report was genuine and was lodged by Kamaruddin this morning.

Meanwhile, Kamaruddin said he was to meet the village committee tonight on the incident to find out if such a footprint was real and perhaps shed light on what it could be.

SRC: Bigfoot in Puchong?

Malaysian Paper: Don't Dismiss Bigfoot as a Myth

Everybody knows Unicorns are myths. Bigfoots? That is another story altogether

"...there may be a species of Bigfoot in Johor that existed many years ago." --New Straits Times

The New Straits Times, a Malaysian paper,  makes several arguments of many ideas that were once thought as myths have turned out to be real. 

Read the excerpt below that jumps into the middle of ther article where the arguments begin:

For example, take the ancient city of Dwaraka in India. Although it was recorded in Hindu scriptures that Sri Krishna ruled over Dwaraka and it was later swallowed by the sea, it was dismissed as myth. Since the discovery of an ancient city under the sea by archaeologists at the place where the scriptures stated Dwaraka to be, it transformed myth into history.

Similarly, there may be a species of Bigfoot in Johor that existed many years ago. During the 1960s, I had the opportunity to discuss this subject with a Tibetan Buddhist monk.

According to him, Bigfoot or Yeti, did exist in the Himalayan area. Tibetans monks have frequently seen the Yeti. He had said the Yeti looked like an ape but their skulls appeared humans, and they walked like humans. They possessed large and strong teeth. Their feet and hands were large, while their arms were much longer than normal humans.

As Tibetan monks respected nature, the monk told me the Yeti had attempted to communicate with them by making noises that were similar to cats.

He also said the Yeti was not an animal. It seemed human and perhaps evolved separately from us.

However, a danger does exist if frequent footprints of the Bigfoot are found around human habitation.

It may either mean the Bigfoot is short of food or it is intending to mate. There have been reports of the Yeti abducting women in Tibet.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Dr. Medrum Talks Discovery Channel Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives Pt.2

airing Sunday, June 1 at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel
"...then of course with that [academic] awareness and with that increased level of open mindedness and interest, then I think there will be opportunities to marshal the evidence that does exist." -- Dr. Jeff Meldrum

This is Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Jeff Meldrum. Click the following link for part one of the interview with Dr. Jeff Meldrum. Part one also has the complete audio of the interview with unedited audio.

The Discovery Channel's 2 hour special, 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 discussed the difference between the Himalayan Yeti and Russian Yeti. Here in the second half of the interview we talk about how to define progress in Bigfoot research. Here is the interview:

GE: 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 antidotal evidence some of the classic stories like that Bauman incident shared with Teddy Roosevelt.

GE: Right

JM: Ape canyon incident in both of those particularized incidences the key element that is often overlooked or downplayed is the antagonism that humans directed towards the alleged creatures initially.

GE: Absolutely, especially in the ape canyon incident where they were shot at.

JM: Exactly and they thought they hit and even a dispatched one that had crumbled over the precipice of the canyon and likewise with Bauman they fired at a tall silhouette in their camp at night which screamed and ran off. It was only then that the mayhem ensued. So it raises an interesting question what is the relationship if any or did the Native Americans have traditions about child abduction or of abduction of women or men as well, hunters going missing for example and it raises that question of do these pose any threat to humans or are they simply the gentle giants as are gorillas perceived and even gorillas when antagonized when defending their troop will certainly be aggressive and antagonistic in return so I don’t think that behavior would be extraordinary or out of character for a large primate.

GE: Yeah and I was surprised ‘cause in order to  prepare for this interview I did a little bit of research the Dyatlov Pass incident, and I was surprised that there was so much information about this and I had never really heard about it before.  Some people say these nine college students came to their demise due to a sudden change in the elements or a disaster like an avalanche. I guess one of the arguments against these scenarios were the footprints that lead away from the camp. Did you get a chance to look at these or have you heard about these prints?

JM: Actually I wasn’t made aware of that and I guess I don’t know if they were documented or not at the time. The only tenuous link to the wild man that I was aware of and I guess we’re at liberty to talk about it at this point was the cameras of the victims were collected and the final photos were examined and one of those photos appeared to depict a very ghostly looking figure, upright figure sort, emerging from the tree line. Unfortunately I did not have the opportunity to examine that in detail or to do an analysis of that image. I was shown the picture on a little smart phone screen and it was certainly curious, it was interesting, I don’t know that the quality and the content would justify drawing the conclusion that this mayhem was brought by a wild man but never less this raises an interesting question what, if anything, was out there with them and the possibility that footprints had been found leading away from the scene might lend some further credence to that idea that hypothesis .

GE: Well I really appreciate your time; I have one last question if I could. Im kinda curious what you would define as progress in bigfoot research. What would you consider progress?

JM: Well I think the answer to that question is going to vary with the respondent as well as their position and their capacity to contribute. I think short of someone coming in with a body or with piece of one that is diagnostic and will once and for all conclusively demonstrate the existence. I think there are a number of steps; one that I think is very important is the one we eluded to earlier, the catch-up by the scientific community, the awareness of the evidence on its own merits and its implications for the potential existence for such species. And then of course with that awareness and with that increased level of open mindedness and interest, then I think there will be opportunities to marshal the evidence that does exist. I feel I am making progress by bringing the footprint evidence to the fore. We are working on getting the virtual footprint archive up this summer. I think the Relict Hominoid Inquiry, the scholarly online journal I’m editing, has gone a long way in the past two years.  We have got a lot of attention, not a lot of high profile attention, but we can now direct people to published research that is going on.  We continue to try and bring in qualified people. A lot of time when you read about the nature of science, or the paradigm shift of research, it takes a change in mind-set before a new concept gains a sort of traction. We are right at that stage where we are starting to get a little bit of traction, as a new generation of academics comes into position, where they are more aware of the story of Bigfoot.

GE: Dr. Meldrum, every time I talk to you I feel like the state of bigfoot research is an encouraging one. Thank you for your time.

JM: Thank you.

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

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