Sunday, October 16, 2016

Watch Video of Bigfoot Walking Past Waterfall in Indonesia

Frame of Bigfoot Walking in front of Waterfall in Indonesia

"The Sasquatch can be seen roaming through the countryside against a back drop of exotic mountains." --YouTube Description

This 28-second video has been uploaded to Youtube over a half a dozen times. None of the channels that have the video available for seem to be from an individual. It seems to only be distributed by other media outlets. Most of the videos have been uploaded with the same description:
Footage shows strange 'Bigfoot-like creature' walking by waterfall in Indonesia
It’s claimed that this footage could show the mysterious creature known as Bigfoot - despite it being taken in Asia.
Sightings of the beast usually come from North America, but this lasted video was shot in Indonesia.
The ‘Sasquatch’ can be seen roaming through the countryside against a back drop of exotic mountains.
The version of the video takes the 28-second clip and runs through it several times at different speeds.


The description attached to the video stresses that Bigfoot is mostly a North American phenomenon. This is true, but mysterious hairy bipeds are not uncommon to Indonesia. Indonesia has had many sightings of shorter hairy bipeds known as Orang Pendek. Cliff Barackman has worked with Adam Davies to study these alternate bipeds for several years. On Cliff's Website, you can find tons of info about the Orang Pendek including About The Orang Pendek, Orang Footprint Data, and even some possible vocalizations.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Last HopsSquatch with Author Thom Powell

Thom Powell
DATE: Saturday, October 15th
TIME: 6-9 PM Doors open at 5:30pm
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209

WHO: Best-Selling Author; Tom Powell

“I understand that I’m working on the fringe, if not outside the boundaries, of science. Science in its purest form not only tolerates exploring the frontier but also requires it, invites it.” --Thom Powell; Author

The above quote is from a recent Portland Tribune article titled "Exploring the Edges of Science". Recognized and respected by most as a middle school science teacher, Thom Powell has continued to lead the Bigfoot community into the fringe, pushing the envelope and shaping how we think about Bigfoot research.

Many of the ideas hinted in his previous two books have become mainstream. Find out what the next new ideas in Bigfoot research 

Thom continues to be in high demand as a speaker for Bigfoot conferences, lately he has added the UFO-types to his audience. Thom is the perfect ambassador for these two worlds; the world we know  and the world we may not be familiar with. Come to the NW Lucky Lab on October 15th and learn what is beyond today's thoughts about Bigfoot.

As a final note, it is with a heavy heart that  this is the last HopsSquatch planned for a while. If we have an opportunity to bring an exciting new speaker we may have impromptu events. Please help us celebrate 5 years of success and join us for the final HopsSquatch. 

We would like to thank Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce for supporting this hopSquatch with great giveaways; 4 passes to SquatchFest, The Book Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, and Sasquatch Field Guide. Bigfoot nerds will recognize those last two giveaways are authored by Dr. Jeff Meldrum. He will be speaking Jan. 28th at Squatch fest. Stay up-to-date with the latest info at  SquatchFest

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Organizer of the Nations Largest and Most Active UFO Network Comes to Portland

Una Drake; Seattle UFO Network Organizer

DATE: Saturday September 17th
TIME: 6-9 PM Doors open at 5:30pm
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Una Drake; Seattle UFO Network Organizer

Una Drake is the Organizer of the Seattle UFO Network (, one of the largest and most active UFO-related organizations in North America.  SUFON hosts a variety of events throughout the year including lecture presentations, trips to regional UFO hot spots, and social meetups.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear from the organizer of one of the largest and most active UFO Networks. Buy your ticket below.

A lifelong student of spirituality and the paranormal, Una is passionate about helping individuals through the awakening process and facilitating connection with others of like mind and heart. Una offers intuitive readings, shamanic healing work, education and coaching to help clients increase the Peace, Joy, and Love in their lives.

Una lives in Seattle with her two daughters, and their adorable cat, Muffin. In her down time, Una enjoys cooking, creating mandalas and watching Hulu with her boyfriend, Joe.

As we get closer to Halloween we like to cover the fringe topics leading up to Thom Powell in October. Una will take us beyond Bigfoot, to UFO's and beyond.


UFOs, Fairies and Shamanic Experience
What do reports from UFO/ET and Fairy experiencers have in common? Could they be linked? What about the otherworldly encounters reported during certain shamanic journeys? Are these experiences new...or ancient? Do they tell us about creatures literally from a different world?...Or do they hint at what it really means to be Human and Humanity's true role in the multiverse?

Come explore these heady questions with Una Drake at HopsSquatch! Buy your ticket below!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

July 30th HopsSquatch features Texas researcher Shelly Covington-Montana

Shelly Covington-Montana

DATE: Saturday July 30th
TIME: 6-9 PM Doors open at 5:30pm
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Shelly Covington Montana

A native Texan, Shelly is known as a wilderness and wildlife enthusiast with a passion for conservation and preservation. Shelly’s search for the truth was fueled by her husband’s unexplained encounter in the winter of 1982 in the forest of east Texas.

Shelley is also a member of the Olympic Project, an association of dedicated researchers, investigators, biologists and trackers committed to documenting the existence of Sasquatch through science and education. “I know that the Olympic Project is the perfect research group for me”, recognizing the consistent years of effort from The Olympic Project in regards to collecting detailed data and solid research. “Facts are truth, and I am hopeful with proper Wildlife DNA collection and analysis it could be a benefit and a standard in the search of the enigma we call Bigfoot.”


We don't get to see her often enough in Portland and this is a real treat to get her unique insights into a research.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

HopsSquatch Sat. May 28th | Guy Edwards Recaps Ohio Bigfoot Conference

Following his presentation at the 2016 Ohio Conference, Guy Edwards will talk about himself in third person and share highlights from the conference, including recaps of presentations from Bobcat Goldwait, Bob Gimlin, and Cliff Barackman.

Guy will also give his Ohio presentation at HopsSquatch and share details regarding innovative ways to visualize bigfoot research and data! The same advanced technology Google uses can help us get closer to the truth about Bigoot.


Listen to Guy Edwards below as he is interviewed on OPB's Think Out Loud!


This will be a very special HopsSquatch bringing the Ohio Conference and updates from the Olympic Project as well. There are definitely going to be new information about analyzing Bigfoot research using the same technology used by Google.

DATE: Saturday May 28th
TIME: 6-9 PM Doors open at 5:30pm
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Guy Edwards

Friday, April 29, 2016

Save Animals and Meet Cliff Barackman

Xoctchi (pronounced (so-chee) and owner Cliff Barackman
Meet Cliff Barackman in Newberg Oregon where he will host a fundraising event for the Newberg Animal Shelter. 

SAT April 30th 5pm

Chehalem Cultural Center Ballroom
415 E. Sheridan St.
Newberg, Oregon

The Newberg Animal Shelter Friends present the 1st annual Wine & Whiskers.

Join us the evening of April 30th in the Ballroom at the Chehalem Cultural Center for the 1st annual Wine & Whiskers. This wine themed event features a wine wall, silent auction, live auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, delicious desserts, and of course wine.

Cliff Barackman of Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot is our MC for the evening.

Event photography by Cindy Rose.

Drinking wine available for purchase by the glass by Fox Farm Vineyards.

Tickets are $40 per person, or $300 for a VIP reserved table for 8.

Tickets are available here for purchase on Event Brite, or in person at the shelter.

All funds raised go to the Newberg Animal Shelter.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tonight Finding Bigfoot Looks For Ghosts

Dana Matthews and Greg Newkirk

"For the last few years, we’ve been convinced that Bigfoot is a ghost. We realize how it sounds, but trust us, there’s a compelling case for the supernatural squatch." --Greg Newkirk; Planet Weird 

In an official press release Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot announced they are going into the paranormal aspects of bigfoot research:
The Search for Sasquatch Returns to Animal Planet with Two-Hour Premiere Thursday, March 31, at 9 PM ET/PT

(Silver Spring, Md.) – A man, a myth, a legend? Animal Planet’s FINDING BIGFOOT investigates new theories and never-before-squatched locations as the bigfoot team, Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James “Bobo” Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland, return with explorations so big they have to recruit family, friends and others to join the search parties. All-new episodes of FINDING BIGFOOT return to Animal Planet beginning with a two-hour special on Thursday, March 31, at 9 PM ET/PT.

In the March 31 premiere “Supernatural Bigfoot,” the bigfoot team heads to North California to meet up with another group of bigfooters – the Supernatural Bigfoot Group – which believe the only explanation for the lack of physical evidence is that bigfoot must be beyond this world.
The supernatural group consist of Greg Newkirk and Dana Matthews. For you long-time readers you will remember Greg Newkirk was on our radar over 5 years ago when we first covered his online zine Who Forted?, an excellent zine with great writing and interesting articles. Their college-level humor was a refreshing take on all things paranormal.

Looks like Mr. Newkirk has taken a more serious approach to Fortean phenomena with a two new websites; Planet Wierd, a website chronically his adventures with Dana Matthews and a weekly aggregation website of paranormal news at

You may also remember Mr. Newkirk for his Bigfoot documentary The Bigfoot Hunter Still Searching, and our review here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

College Instructor: Evidence of Bigfoot Chewing on Deer

New Evidence that Bigfoot are chewing on Deer. 

"The tooth marks imprinted upon the bones were made by an 8’8” tall Hominin that left 16” foot prints..." --Mitchel N. Townsend BA, MA, EdD (ABD) of Centralia, Washington

In an article titled, "College Instructor presents conclusive scientific proof of Bigfoot at research conference" The Suburban Times reports that a college instructor, Mitchel N. Townsend, believes he has conclusive scientific proof of bigfoot has been chewing on deer bones, or more specifically there is evidence of mastication on ungulates by an unclassified Hominin.

Dr. Jeff Meldrum, is quick to to point out that the term "conclusive" is not entirely accurate as he shared the link to the article today on his Facebook Page.

The article reports how deer bones offer clues to how a bigfoot may have been bone-chewing on the deer population near Mount St. Helens.

Townsend and one of his former students found and analyzed three different prey bone assemblages around Mount St. Helens.  He says that the tooth marks imprinted upon the bones were made by an 8’8” tall Hominin that left 16” foot prints and other forensic and behavioral information that Townsend was able to situate in current scientific research.

He goes further and offers his evidence to any scientist who wants to re-examine his conclusions.  He states “The evidence is clear, verifiable, and repeatable.  We have solved this mystery with years of hard work and the latest forensic science techniques.”
You can read the abstract from Mr. Townsend's paper below followed by ta link to his complete paper.

We present a Forensic Biotic Taphonomy Dentition Signature field study of prey bone assemblage modifications from three different geographically separated deposition sites located in the immediate vicinity of Mount St. Helen’s, in Washington State.  The bones assemblages are characterized as ungulate post mortem remains.  Experimental hominin chewing studies have demonstrated close parallels with similar mastication evidence recovered from several Pleistocene and Holocene archeological bone assemblages.  Recognition and understanding of Rib/Bone Peeling as a diagnostic signature of hominin mastication behavior aids greatly in the identification and classification of both pre-archeological and contemporary post mortem bone assemblages.  We present diagnostic evidence that supports manual and oral peeling of cortical layers of ungulate ribs as taphonomically diagnostic hominin mastication behavior.  The repetitive presence of these recognized diagnostic characteristics across multiple sites and evolutionary time frames enables hominin assignment with increasingly higher degrees of reliability.
Link to the full Research Paper 
Link to the Suburban Times Bigfoot Article

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Cliff Barackman from Finding Bigfoot Comes to Portland April 15th

Every time Cliff speaks at HopsSquatch we sell-out and we have to turn people away. This event will be even more special. This will be our last chance to preview Cliff's presentation in Ohio, he is also about to leave town to film more episodes of Finding Bigfoot. Please make sure you get your tickets. SEATING IS LIMITED. Cliff Barackman, star of Finding Bigfoot needs no introduction. He is one of the headliners of this year's biggest bigfoot conference.

Though most widely-known for his work on Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot, Cliff has been a Sasquatch field researcher for more than twenty years. He has researched in 44 of the 50 States, as well as seven foreign countries on five continents. His vast experience with the subject makes him a sought-after Bigfoot expert for media outlets, and he has been featured in the Huffington Post, FOX News, Newsweek Magazine, and more. While well-versed in bigfooting field techniques and video analysis, his specialty lies in footprints and their casts, of which he owns the world's second largest collection. While not on the road, Cliff maintains his website and blog featuring articles about Sasquatches and his research.

Cliff Barackman isn't your average bigfooter. When he’s not at his job spending days and nights looking for Sasquatch on Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot, you’ll find him on vacation—spending days and nights looking for Sasquatch!

Cliff will have a full presentation, participate in a moderated Q&A session and be available to speak one-on-one. 

DATE: Friday April 15th
TIME: 6-9 PM Doors open at 5:30pm
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Cliff Barackman


Becoming a member guarantees you VIP seating at every event for a year and a collector's tshirt, plus the latest news for all HopsSquatch activities before the public.


In its 5th year, HopsSquatch is a monthly bigfoot and beer event for bigfoot enthusiasts, researchers and pop-culture fanatics. Previous speakers include Finding Bigfoot TV Host Cliff Barackman; History Channel's go-to Anthropology Professor Dr. Jeff Meldrum; creature fx expert Bill Munns; acclaimed novelist Kirk Sigurdson and legends in the bigfoot community.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Exclusive Screening at Portland HopsSquatch Event

Award-winning indie horror/comedy at bigfoot and beer event 

Los Angeles Director Dan Riesser will be in town, Saturday March 12th to screen his feature film Stomping Ground.  Award-winning and critically acclaimed independent film, Stomping Ground is two-thirds romantic comedy and one-third creature feature. The event is hosted by sell-out bigfoot and beer speaker’s series, HopsSquatch, from 6-9pm at Lucky Lab NW.  

Stomping Ground premiered at the Dances With Films Festival, won the "Soul of Southern Film Jury Award" at the Indie Memphis Film Festival, and has been screened at festivals across the country. 

"Tired of the same-ol’, same-ol’ when it comes to spooky stories set in the deep woods? Stomping Ground is a film that digs into mythology and interpersonal dynamics to amp up the suspense..." --Atomic Fangirl

You have already seen Dan Riessers work before. Check out his hilarious Finding Bigfoot sketch he wrote, directed and produced for The Soup.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic event.  Limited space available, only $5 per person to attend. The Lucky Lab Brew Pub is located at 1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97209.  For more information, please contact Guy Edwards at, 503.929.7436 or register online at


In its 5th year, HopsSquatch is a monthly bigfoot and beer event for bigfoot enthusiasts, researchers and pop-culture fanatics. Previous speakers include Finding Bigfoot TV Host Cliff Barackman; History Channel's go-to Anthropology Professor Dr. Jeff Meldrum; creature fx expert Bill Munns; acclaimed novelist Kirk Sigurdson and legends in the bigfoot community.

You can also catch the trailer for Stomping Ground below.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Thom Powell: Where Finding Bigfoot Meets X-Files

Cliff Barackman and Thom Powell shooting Finding Bigfoot episode, "Dronie Loves Squatchie"

Tonight's episode of Finding Bigfoot will feature one of the most unique investigators of Bigfoot History; Thom Powell. We have reported that Thom has been ahead of the curve when it comes to the paranormal side of Bigfoot research. He is also one of the few investigators that ties the Sasquatch phenomena to the UFO mystery. In fact, his latest post, "My Life is an X-Files Episode" discusses how his latest book Edges of Science fits Bigfoot into the X-files genre.

 At one point I was writing a chapter about the paranormal mysteries inherent in the enigmatic Anasazi culture.  I took a break from my writing and turned on the TV. I flipped to an X-files rerun.  To my amazement, Agent Mulder was journeying to the Anasazi ruins of New Mexico in hopes of verifying his suspicion that the extraterrestrials were hiding out right here on earth.  I shot off the TV. "Oh great," I thought. "Now Chris Carter has hacked into my hard drive."

I guess I don't care, anymore.  I finally finished writing Edges of Science.  It reads like a full season of X-files episodes.  My view agrees perfectly with that of Agent Fox Mulder.  The ETs are dug in to enclaves that are scattered throughout the earth.  David Duchovny's character, Fox Mulder is right. Gillian Anderson's character, Agent Scully, the sexy skeptic, is wrong. Sexy, but wrong. 

Read Thom's behind the scenes behind -the-scenes Finding Bigfoot episode recap of Dronie meets Squatchie

And read his ties to his approach to Bigfoot. Think X-Files with a Bigfoot Twist

Friday, January 15, 2016

Meet Bob Gimlin in Portland, Oregon

Bob Gimlin needs no introduction. In 1967 he helped document the best footage of bigfoot that we have today. Meet him in person at HopsSquatch  on Friday evening on January 22nd from 6-9pm.

TIME: 6PM-9pm
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Bob Gimlin

See him describe that day in the video below.

You can watch the video they are referring to below.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Tooth Study Reveals fate of Bigfoot Ancestor

Gigantopithicus (CC BY 2.0 Daderot/WIkimedia Commons)

"...there was simply an insufficient food supply for the giant ape." --Dr. Hervé Bocherens; University of Tübingen in Germany

The short version: Due to an Ice Age and finicky food preferences the Gigantopithicus died out around what is modern-day Thailand. The idea supports a theory of how Sasquatch might have avoided the same fate.

For most scientists they believe this was the end of the line for the Gigantopithicus. However, there are relatives of the giant ape that lived on, Orangutans are one example. Scientists who were able to shed light on the fate of Gigantopithicus a/k/a the Asian King Kong, described how Orangs were able to escape the same fate.

Dr. Hervé Bocherens concludes, "Relatives of the giant ape, such as the recent orangutan, have been able to survive despite their specialization on a certain habitat. However, orangutans have a slow metabolism and are able to survive on limited food. Due to its size, Gigantopithecus presumably depended on a large amount of food. When during the Pleistocene era more and more forested areas turned into savanna landscapes, there was simply an insufficient food supply for the giant ape."

Another potential modern day relative of Gigantopithicus familiar to bigfooters is the Sasquatch.

In Big Footprints: A Scientific Inquiry into the Reality of Sasquatch, Grover Krantz suggested that around 2,000 Gigantopithecus relatives escaped extinction and migrated from Asia over the Bering straits.

Read an excerpt that sheds more light on Bigfoot's Ancestor below followed by a link to the larger scientific report at Phys.Org.

It is well documented that the giant ape Gigantopithecus was huge – but beyond this fact, there are many uncertainties regarding the extinct ancestor of the orangutan. Size indications vary from 1.8 to 3 meters, and weight estimates between 200 and 500 kilograms. And there are various theories regarding its diet as well: Some scientists assume a strictly vegetarian lifestyle, while others consider the ape a meat eater, and a few believe that its diet was exclusively limited to bamboo. "Unfortunately, there are very few fossil finds of Gigantopithecus – only a few large teeth and bones from the lower mandible are known," explains Prof. Dr. Hervé Bocherens of the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment (HEP) at the University of Tübingen, and he continues, "But now, we were able to shed a little light on the obscure history of this primate."

Together with his colleagues from the Senckenberg Research Institute, Prof. Dr. Friedmann Schrenk and PD Dr. Ottmar Kullmer, as well as other international scientists, the biogeologist from Tübingen examined the fossil giant ape's tooth enamel in order to make inferences on its diet and to define potential factors for its extinction. "Our results indicate that the large primates only lived in the forest and obtained their food from this habitat," explains Bocherens, and he adds, "Gigantopithecus was an exclusive vegetarian, but it did not specialize on bamboo."

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