Showing posts with label Cliff Barackman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cliff Barackman. Show all posts

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Cliff Barackman Gets Nailed

Headline and pic of Cliff  Barackman NAILED article

"Cliff is pointedly generous with his expertise, and believes with fervent and infectious certainty that “Bigfoots” are roaming the backwoods of the U.S. while remaining cleverly–and even playfully–out of sight." --Nailed Magazine

Nailed Magazine is self-described as "arts and culture magazine that features candid writing, essays, art, poetry, fiction, comics, interviews, letters, photography, and more. NAILED was founded on five defining adjectives that we constantly strive to reflect in the content that we publish: artful, passionate, raw/honest, challenging, and intelligent."

A quick browse through a sample of articles confirms they uphold the five defining adjectives in all that they do. The article on Cliff Barackman from Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot is no exception.

The article begins as it should, introducing the readers to Cliff Barackman and then there is a point where Cliff introduces the author to the best physical evidence we have. Bigfoot prints in the form of cast. A light bulb moment happens and the author writes about the revelation.
"Before we left for a drive, Cliff showed me casts from between the late 1960s and early 1980s, collected from separate locations, that appear to be of the same feet, including identifying scars and toe-spacing. My belief is that these were either the result of the most elaborate, long-running hoax in history, which would likely require a silicon-type replica complete with working robotic toes and massive weight behind it for the deep impressions, or else they were authentic. As curious as I am in the possibility of the existence of Sasquatch, I have always tried to approach the unknown with skepticism; however, I personally couldn’t conceive of any other explanation than that somehow, something akin to Bigfoot does indeed exist. I decided in those moments to view the casts not as anecdotal conversation pieces, but as evidence."
Cliff shares more than footprints, but also handprints. and the Author becomes even more intrigued,

 "I examined a knuckle imprint cast taken on June 1982 near Walla Walla, Washington, which includes a clear thumbnail impression. On his North American Bigfoot blog, Cliff explains, “The positioning of this thumbnail gives some insight into the thumb of a Sasquatch. It seems that the thumb is rotated outwards towards the other fingers. This makes the thumb close inwards towards the palm, like the other digits. This has been noted in eyewitness accounts. The thumbs are described as curling around objects in the same direction as the other fingers.” Generally speaking, on certain levels this comports biologically with the anatomy of some apes, yet remains uniquely Sasquatchian. I found myself in genuine awe of the evidence gathered before me, and how consistent and insightful a picture they painted of a mystery unraveling."

Joseph Blair writes with an open mind with  healthy skepticism.You will definitely want to read the rest of the article as they go out to the woods together. Read the whole adventure between Cliff Barackman and Joseph Blair in the Nailed Magazine article titled, "CASTING TRACKS: CLIFF BARACKMAN AND SASQUATCH CULTURE"


Friday, February 21, 2014

Meet Cliff Barackman at HopsSquatch March 16th


Meet TV Personality Cliff Barackman
Last year Cliff's event sold out in less than a week. Please make sure you get your tickets. SEATING IS LIMITED.

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!

Learn what research goes on even when Cliff isn't on TV. Cliff's presentation starts at 12:30pm and you will have the opportunity to ask Cliff your own questions.

DATE: Sunday, March 16th
TIME: 12:30-3:00
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Cliff Barackman

RESERVE YOUR TICKET TODAY! SEATING IS LIMITED!!!


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.

Check out Cliff's websites! 

Cliff''s Blog: NorthAmericanBigfoot.com
Cliff''s Research: CliffBarackman.com

Monday, January 20, 2014

Matt Moneymaker Stirs Up the Twittersphere with His Bigfoot Bioluminescence

Matt Moneymaker with my nephew
Before I begin, I think it is important that I cover all the caveats. I like Matt Moneymaker, my nephew really wanted to meet him while he was at the filming site of a Finding Bigfoot episode. During all the chaos of producers, lighting checks, sound checks and other fans, Matt Moneymaker gave his undivided attention and time to my nephew. He didn't jump back in to the fray of TV making until he had a good chat with him. I also think it easy to take for granted the contributions Matt Moneymaker has made to Sasquatch field research.

This doesn't change that his larger than life personality makes for an easy target in the twitterverse. And, of course it doesn't mean I have to agree with every theory he has. Cue the video.



Read some of the choice twitter reactions, including ones from Cliff Barackman, Ranae Holland and James Bobo Fay below.













Most of us know eye-shine and bioluminescence are two different things. We have a great explanation for bigfoot eye-shine, or at least how eye-shine works for most mammals (spoiler alert: Its caused by the tapetum lucidum). Bioluminescence, as Animal Planet clearly pointed out in the above tweet is usually reserved for deep water creatures and some fungi.

What do you think about Bigfoot eyeshine? Or Matt's theory? Please leave some comments below. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Tonight on Bigfoot Bounty Stacy Brown Shows How The Real Boys Do It

10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty contestant, Stacy Brown, trying to set up a shot
"This is the problem, why you can't hunt with dumb-asses in the woods. They talk too god-damned much." --Stacy Brown referring to his competitors Matt and Julie


Tonight's episode of 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty challenges the contestants to get Bigfoot footage. The teams to watch tonight will be The Sasquatch Hunters (Stacy and Dave) and Matt and Julie. Both teams should be positioned well due to their respective experience and talents. In fact, we will tell you why.

First The Sasquatch Hunters, Stacy and Dave, already have decent Bigfoot footage. Its aptly named the Brown Footage. In May of 2012 Stacy Brown Sr. and Jr. set up camp in the panhandle of Florida around the town of Quincy.

Still frame of Brown footage courtesy of CliffBarackman.com
Above is a still frame from the thermal video of the Brown footage. Cliff Barackman of Finding Bigfoot investigated the video, site and witnesses and had this to say:
"While the results of my calculations are only approximations of the creature’s size, it is clear that the figure is very large.  It seems to stand somewhere around 8.5 feet tall, and have a shoulder width of about 4 feet.  The creature is simply too big to be a human, and the steps are ridiculously long."
So for the Sasquatch Hunters, Stacy and Dave, this is old hat. I wouldn't count out Matt and Julie. Filming big animals in the wild is Matt's day job. His resume is impressive if you read Matt and Julie's bio on Spike Tv's 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty Website.
Matt Carman works as a cinematographer for a top hunting and safari show. Carman is a seasoned pro and has hunted just about everything, including: bears, elk, buffalo, hippos, zebras and rhinos. Carman also claims to have super vision and, with his naked eye, can see a deer move from two miles away. He knows what to look for in remote locations and has been upwards of 500 miles out in the woods.
Watch the clip below as the two teams that seem best positioned for this challenge cross paths.


The 10 Million Bigfoot Bounty features multiple teams competing to unearth real evidence of Bigfoot’s existence. You can catch it on Spike TV at 10/9 Central.

What did you think of the second episode? Was it better or worse than the premier? Let us know in the comments below. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Cliff Barackman Live Tweets During Tonights Nepal Finding Bigfoot

Cliff Barackman Live Tweets

Starting tonight at 9pm PST Cliff Barackman will live tweet during Finding Bigfoot's Nepal Episode. We also have twitter feeds from the other cast in case they decide to join the nest and tweet as well. Bigfoot Lunch Club with also be a bird of the feather and flock during the episode too. So join the peeps while we tweet our tweets below. You also have permission to stop groaning at all the bird references.

Enjoy below.





Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Charity Event with Cliff Barackman and Bobo in Portland, OR

Meet Cliff and Bobo in person! Click image to enlarge

Save the date!!! This Wednesday, August 14th 2013 you can meet cast members of the hit show ‘Finding Bigfoot’! Cliff Barackman and James “Bobo” Fay will be on hand to sign autographs and talk Squatch!

WHAT: Sippin’ with Sasquatch featuring Cliff Barackman and James “Bobo” Fay!
WHERE: Barlow Tavern 6008 N. Greeley Ave. Portland, OR 97217
WHEN: Wednesday, August 14 2013 at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.
COST: $10 Cover. 100% of the proceeds raised by the door charge go to benefit the Animal Shelter 
Alliance of Portland

SPONSORED BY: The Barlow Tavern, Batch 206 Distillery’s ‘Counter Gin’, Olympia Beer, Drink Think and Missing Link Toys.

RESTRICTIONS: 21 years of age and older only. ID required.
Come enjoy a fun-filled evening with the cast members of the hit show ‘Finding Bigfoot’! Cliff Barackman and James “Bobo” Faey will be on hand to sign autographs, take pictures and discuss all things sasquatch. The Barlow Tavern will have Bigfoot themed drink and food specials on hand and Lady She Buckaroo will be spinning hits on the turntables. There may even be a special guest or two! This is a great opportunity for fans of the show or Bigfoot to meet with the cast in an intimate, informal setting.

100% of the money raised through the cover charge will be donated to the Animal Shelter Alliance of 
Portland. The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland provides low cost spay and neutering services to 
Portland residents, promotes animal welfare, responsible pet ownership and reduces the amount of 
abandoned or unwanted cats and dogs.

This event is sponsored by generous contributions from the Barlow Tavern, Batch 206 Distillery, Olympia Beer and Drink Think. 


Space is limited and the event is anticipated to sell out. Tickets MAY NOT be purchased in advance. 
Guests will be admitted on a first come, first served basis and it is strongly recommended that guests 
arrive early. Ticket sales and doors open at 6:30pm. There is no early admittance. This event is not affiliated with Animal Planet, Discovery Networks or any of their subsidiaries.

For event inquiries and vendor information, contact Molly Wolfe at mollyawolfepdx@gmail.com or 
206.850.5309

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Preview of Cliff Barackman's "Bigfoot Roadtrip" DVD Cover

Cover of Cliff Barackman's DVD Bigfoot Roadtrip (click to enlarge)

If you got tickets to hopsSquatch, Bigfoot Lunch Club's monthly speaker event, you are in luck! You get first dibs on Cliff Barackman's first DVD documentary Bigfoot Roadtrip. Many of you know Cliff Barackman from Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot, well, in this DVD you will get to meet a more candid, spontaneous Cliff.

This is the DVD description on the back cover:
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!  He may not have a helicopter or a dozen crew members but he does have the gear, the skills and a wacky camera buddy named Craig Flipy to take us on a bigfooting adventure like no other!

From the wilds of the Pacific Northwest to the laboratory of Jeff Meldrum, get ready to make new discoveries and uncover new evidence on the bigfooting adventure of a lifetime. New cast data, testimonies and never before seen photos, interviews and field research are all scheduled stops on this Bigfoot Roadtrip!
You'll notice Craig Flipy is mentioned as well, he is the camera man, editor and jack of all traits in this DVD extravaganza. If you have seen at any Craig Flipy's "after the show" interviews (watch Craig Flipy interviews) you get a sense for the tone of this DVD.

If you are wondering why this DVD cover cover looks so professional and polished, Cliff hired Bigfoot Lunch Club's graphic designer, Guy Edwards, who is notorious for referring to himself in third-person.

This initial DVD run is a limited run and will definitely be a collectors item! We will preview the first three chapters of Bigfoot Roadtrip at hopsSquatch as well as have the DVD available for purchase.

hopsSquatch would like to thank our April sponsors Pendleton Woolen Mills Home Store and Off The Charts Games.


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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cliff Barackman's DVD "Bigfoot Roadtrip" Debuts at HopsSquatch

Cliff Barackman meets up with Craig Flipy and they go on true Bigfoot adventures
We are extremely excited that Cliff Barackman's new independent DVD is complete and will get it's first public debut at hopsSquatch. HopsSquatch is a monthly Bigfoot speaker series hosted by Bigfoot Lunch Club in Portland, Oregon. Previously, Cliff's DVD has only been screened at the Olympic Project Expedition hosted by Derek Randles and Ridge Walkers Unlimited.

You can get a taste from the exclusive preview below.



Read Cliff's blog NorthAmericanBigfoot.com
Explore Cliff's research at CliffBarackman.com

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cliff Barackman Kicks off Bigfoot Speaker Series in Portland, OR

Cliff Barackman (far right) is previewing his new DVD at HopsSquatch 
HopsSquatch is a Bigfoot and Beer event dedicated to the latest Bigfoot news and research. A unique speaker’s series held on the 4th Sunday of each month

Location:
The Lucky Labrador Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland Oregon 97214 (map)

Get behind-the-scenes information from the experts and become Bigfoot insiders learning what is on the horizon of Bigfoot research. Cliff Barackman, Host of Finding Bigfoot will kick off this series on April 28th. Below is the April 28th Schedule.


Series presentations-$5 per person
(limited seating so reserve early!) 
or save by becoming a member of Hopssquatch for $50.
Membership includes a seat at each series event, a Hopssquatch t-shirt, first chance at news and speaker updates, and more.

Event Nite Schedule (2pm to 5pm):
Cliff's Presentation - Sharing his latest research!
Preview of Cliff's new DVD - First time screened in public!
Moderated Q&A -You get to ask Cliff Questions!
Panel Discussion - Bigfooters discuss DNA, Kill/No Kill, etc...

Event Nite Schedule (5pm to 8pm):
Preview of New Bigfoot Documentary, "Dead Bigfoot."
Cheers and Beers 'til 8pm

Future Speakers Include:
Thom Powell, Best selling Author of "The Locals"
Kirk Sigurdson, Expert in Hidden Histories
Guy Edwards, Founder of Bigfoot Lunch Club
Doug Meacham, Hypnotist
Ro Sahebi, Film Maker and Documentarian from L.A.
Cindy Rose Caddell, Author & Anthropology Major

Limited Space-Reserve Now!



Monday, February 11, 2013

Finding Bigfoot's Cliff Barackman Speaks at Mt. St. Helens Event

Finding Bigfoot's Cliff Barackman to speak in Vancouver, WA
"My presentation will cover some of the most compelling reasons why I believe bigfoots are a real species." --Cliff Barackman

Cliff Barackman (pronounced bear-eck-man) will be speaking in Vancouver, Washington at an event sponsored by the Mount St. Helens Institute's Volcano Views and Brews Events. This monthly event started in 2008, it is a popular lecture series about the great outdoors. Fascinating topics, lively speakers as well as excellent food and libations make for an enjoyable and horizon-widening evening.

Tomorrow, February 12, 2013, Cliff Barackman's presentation will be a brief analysis of the best photos, videos, footprints, and vocalizations captured so far, as well as prospects for gathering more data. Data from around Gifford Pinchot will be included. 

From Cliff Barackman's North American Bigfoot Blog. Cliff shares a preview of his presentation...
Tuesday, Feb. 12
My presentation will cover some of the most compelling reasons why I believe bigfoots are a real species.  Topics will include video footage, photographs, vocalizations, and detailed analysis of footprint evidence, including the London prints.  I will bring several of the original London casts, as well as a variety of other casts from my collection.  Some specimens will be available for sale.
You should show up before 6:00, because that is when Happy Hour ends, Cliff speaks at 6:30. We hope to see you at  Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro - 801 Washington St,  Vancouver, WA.

Directions to Tommy O's in the map below.


View Tommy O's Locations in a larger map


Visit the Official Cliff Barackman Website
Read Cliff's North American Bigfoot Blog

Friday, January 11, 2013

Finding Bigfoot's Cliff Barackman is Interviewed by CBS Atlanta

CBS Affiliate in Atlanta interviews Cliff Barackman
Cliff Barackman does it again. With each new interview he continues to be the representative of a pragmatic approach to bigfooting. He must on a mini media tour via satellite. Earlier today, Cliff was interviewed by an Indiana news station.

Below is the companion story, info on the upcoming Bigfoot conference to be held in Dahlonega, and the video interview with Cliff Barackman.

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -
Stories have been passed down for generations about the hairy ape-like creature known as Bigfoot.

MORE





  • Bigfoot conference to be held in Dahlonega

    The city of Dahlonega is holding the Southeast's first-ever Bigfoot conference.
    Believers or skeptics can attend the event on Jan. 12 and 13 at the R Ranch.
  • Blogs about Bigfoot sightings and photos of footprints have spread across the internet like wildfire.
    The mystery of the larger-than-life creature is so popular that Animal Planet is kicking off another new season of Finding Bigfoot.
    The series investigates evidence that may prove the existence of the elusive creature.
    This season, investigations take the team farther across the globe and further into Sasquatch history than they've ever traveled.
    CBS Atlanta's Jennifer Banks spoke to Bigfoot researcher Cliff Barackman who is a star on the show.
    Barackman said he has always been fascinated with the subject of Bigfoot.
    The researcher said he believes that Bigfoot is an actual species.
    If you think Barackman is crazy, he doesn't care.
    He said the evidence speaks for itself and data suggests Bigfoot is a North American primate.
    If you want to search for a Bigfoot for yourself, Barackman suggests you head to a natural preserve or state park.
    You will need to research if there have been sightings around your area.
    "Look for food, water and cover," said Barackman.
    You also want to look for a concentration of animals because, wherever that happens, there is more likelihood that a Bigfoot might wander through that area once in a while.
    If you want to learn more about Bigfoot, on Jan. 12 and 13 the city of Dahlonega is holding the Southeast's first Bigfoot conference.
    The Midnight Walkers Southeastern Bigfoot Conference will feature an interdisciplinary panel of speakers who will address Bigfoot language, field research and other topics.


    CBS Atlanta 46


    Thursday, January 10, 2013

    Finding Bigfoot's Cliff Barackman Interviewed by Indiana News Station

    Finding Bigfoot's Cliff Barackman Interviewed by Indiana's WISHTV news 

    In a five minute live interview Cliff Barackman answers questions to Indiana's WISHTV. He seems to be in  location in Texas. You can watch the video after the companion article below.

    Finding Bigfoot
    Updated: Thursday, 10 Jan 2013, 2:49 PM EST
    Published : Thursday, 10 Jan 2013, 2:49 PM EST

    It was in college that Cliff's curiosity in Bigfoot moved from a quirky interest to an obsession. Having a sizable break between classes, Cliff started spending time in the college library reading books on his various interests. After researching Bigfoot, he realized that not only was Bigfoot interesting, but it might actually be a real, biological creature.

    The Team of Bigfoot Researchers expands its search in North America and beyond to investigate the sasquatch phenomenon known as "yowies" in Australia and the "orang-pendek" of Indonesia.

    Legends of bigfoot-type primates persist in cultures all over the globe. So the bigfoot team attempts to campture proof of these elusive Australian and Indonesian creatures by immersing itself in local yowie and orang-pendek culture and lore and using that information in their investigations. With the knowledge of the locals and their own experiences researching sasquatches, the team is hot on the trail to locate these distant cousins of the North American bigfoot in the remote terrain and jungles of these far-off lands.


    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    Happy Birthday to Finding Bigfoot's Cliff Barackman Pt.1

    Happy Birthday Cliff!!!
    In celebration of Cliff Barackman's Birthday, we are showcasing the behind-the-scenes videos he created with Craig Flipy for most of  Season One of Finding Bigfoot. Watch each video after the episode summary.

    "Bigfoot Crossing in Georgia [1]" May 29, 2011
    The team, in their first episode, are in northern Georgia investigating cases with Bigfoot. One thing they investigate is what a police officer believes to be a Bigfoot running across a road. Also, Cliff and Ranae find two possible footprints, and the Georgia chapter of the BFRO is called on to help a search.



    "Swamp Ape [2]" June 5, 2011
    The team visits Northern Florida investigating some mysterious cases with the Florida subspecies of Bigfoot, the Swamp Ape or Skunk Ape. They investigate a case about a couple that believes there is a Bigfoot living on their property and is bothering them. Also, the team talks with the Seminole people, asking about some experiences some members of the tribe have had with Bigfoot, and Matt and Bobo see a strange figure in the distance on a search.
    NO VIDEO FOR FLORIDA :(


    "Caught on Tape [3]" June 12, 2011
    The team travels to North Carolina, specifically the Uwharrie National Forest to investigate supposed Bigfoot sightings. Also, Matt's leadership skills are called into question, and the largest search for Bigfoot ever is organized.



    "Fishing for Bigfoot in Oregon [4]" June 19, 2011
    The team travels to Oregon the investigate multiple cases with sightings of Bigfoot. A group of rafters accidentally capture a video supposedly having a Bigfoot in it. Also, the team makes its first visit to Bigfoot and Beer, and then use a rabbit to try and lure out a sasquatch.



    "Frozen Bigfoot [5]" June 26, 2011
    The team heads to southern Washington to investigate cases involving Bigfoot encounters. One man caught a picture with an animal that may be a Bigfoot that is on a snowcapped mountain. Also, Matt and Bobo claim to hear what sounded like human voices during a night investigation, and Cliff and Ranae ride in a small raft to see if they can see a Bigfoot.



    "Alaska's Bigfoot Island [6]" July 10, 2011
    The team heads to southeast Alaska because the mayor of the town of Hydaburg asks them to investigate compelling footprint photos . Also, Ranae and Bobo find a possible footprint, and talk with a woman who claims to have had a log thrown thrown at her taxi and spotted a Sasquatch in a tree the next day.



    "Behind the Search [7]" July 17, 2011
    The team returns to a gathering in Oregon at Ike's Pizza, called "Bigfoot and Beer" to talk personally to fans. The team talks about their excursions to find Bigfoot and reflect on them, answer questions from their fans, and play footage that was not aired on previous episodes.


    If you enjoyed these Finding Bigfoot Season 1 debriefs check out, "Happy Birthday to Finding Bigfoot's Cliff Barackman Pt.2" for Finding Bigfoot Season 2 debriefs!

    Happy Birthday to Finding Bigfoot's Cliff Barackman Pt.2

    Happy Birthday Cliff!!!
    In celebration of Cliff Barackman's Birthday, we are showcasing the behind-the-scenes videos he created with Craig Flipy for most of  Season Two of Finding Bigfoot. Watch each video after the episode summary. If you landed directly on this page, make sure you watch season one first at "Happy Birthday to Finding Bigfoot's Cliff Barackman Pt.1"


    "Baby Bigfoot [S2 09]" January 1, 2012
    The team travels to New York state to investigate the New York Baby Footage. Ranae also spends some time alone near the site of the film, and dozens of witnesses come forward.



    "Big Rhodey [S2 10]" January 8, 2012
    The team travels to Rhode Island to examine video of a roadside sighting of a bigfoot.



    "Canadian Bigfoot, Eh? [S2 11]" January 15, 2012
    The team travels to Canadian Rockies to investigate a unique bigfoot encounter caught on tape.



    "Peeping Bigfoot [S2 12]" January 22, 2012
    The team travels to Minnesota to investigate howls recorded at a bigfoot hot spot and a sighting of what may be the tallest Bigfoot ever seen (11 feet tall).



    "Buckeye Bigfoot [S2 13]" January 29, 2012
    The team heads to Ohio to investigate an encounter with a bigfoot that is caught on tape. Along with a team of volunteers, they search the surrounding forests for evidence of a bigfoot.
    NO VIDEO FOR OHIO :(


    "Virginia is for Bigfoot Lovers [S2 14]" February 12, 2012
    The team travels to Virginia to investigate video of what the locals are calling "the Beast of Gumhill."


    Monday, November 26, 2012

    WATCH: Cliff Barackman is Asked about Melba Ketchum's Bigfoot DNA Study on National TV

    Cliff Barackman is co-host of Finding Bigfoot
    Watching Finding Bigfoot co-host Cliff Barackman on G4's Attack of the Show is like having Thanksgiving all over again. At least in the sense that you are reminded what you are thankful for. There are nly handful of people who make great ambassadors, represent serious Bigfoot research. We are thankful for that.

    The Attack of the Show host, Matt Mira starts with the typical ribbing of the title "Finding Bigfoot," since they have not found Bigfoot. Then he pivots and asks sincere questions about breeding populations, habitat, and then drops the bomb, "What do you think about the Bigfoot DNA study that came out last weekend?"

    That's right they ask Cliff on live TV what he thinks of Melba Ketchum's Bigfoot DNA study. Watch the video below to hear Cliff Barackman weigh in on the topic.


    You can visit Cliff's blog at NorthAmericanBigfoot.com
    or visit his website at CliffBarackman.com


    Cliff Barackman Expands on Hair Sample from Finding Bigfoot Oklahoma Episode

    Possible Sasquatch Hair Sample from Finding Bigfoot
    Cliff barackman continues his excellent re-caps of the Finding Bigfoot Episode. In his current Finding Bigfoot Cliff Notes, Cliff Barackman covers his meeting of Roger Roberts who had investigated Bigfoot sightings next to a nearby Indian reservation. Below is a short excerpt from his notes on the possible Bigfoot hair sample.

    Of most interest to us was the hair sample. The hair sample had been found by a tribal game officer on an animal trail leading from a location where a bigfoot had been recently seen. It was found on some broken branches more than eight feet above the ground, which would seem to rule out that it was buffalo (which are kept nearby), bear, deer, or human hair. Roger had in his possession enough hairs to spare some for us to have tested for DNA material. In hair, all of the viable DNA is found in the medulla, or hollow center shaft of the hair. This is a bit problematic because bigfoot hair tends to have fragmentary medullas, if any is present at all. However, a DNA lab in Oklahoma City called DNA Solutions offered to test the sample to see if any material could be extracted for testing. If nothing else, they could examine the hair and tell us what animals the could eliminate as a possible source for the hairs.  Also of value is that they could get the results back to us in about a week.

    Dr. Brandt Cassidy of DNA Solutions was unable to extract any DNA material from the hairs. He said that the samples were just too old and had not been stored in the the optimal way to prevent the gradual breaking down of the DNA material. However, he was clear about a few things. While superficially similar to a person’s hair, the hair did not appear to be human in origin. First off the hair shafts had tapered ends which would indicate that the hairs had never been subjected to a hair cut. Another difference that was found was that the medulla width was different than what is commonly found among humans. I was supplied with photographs of his microscopic analysis, and I was interested in the fact that the hairs showed to have a reddish tinge when lit from behind, even though the hair appeared to be black when viewed against other backgrounds. This reddish tinge is another distinct characteristic of bigfoot hair.

    How the hair was delivered
    Here is a clip from Finding Bigfoot's Bigfoot CSI episode



    You can read Cliff Barackman's entire Oklahoma Episode recap at his website CliffBarackman.com

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

    Cliff Barackman on Bigfoot Proof: It won't take long, a few years tops

    Cliff Barackman during a recent visit to Springfield High School

    "It won't take long, a few years tops, these things are real, and soon everyone is going to know about it." --Cliff Barckman, Finding Bigfoot co-host

    Cliff Barackman, co-host of the TV show Finding Bigfoot,  seems to up the ante regarding the timeline for Bigfoot proof. At the risk of reading too much into the video, Barackman seems to talk with a confidence of an insider, as if he has knowledge privy only to a few. Click the following link to read our previous coverage of Cliff Barackman.

    Watch the video below and read the companion article that follows.






    'Bigfoots are real. The evidence shows it'By Chris Wright KVAL News with KVAL.com staff Published: Nov 14, 2012 at 2:12 PM PST Last Updated: Nov 15, 2012 at 6:58 AM PST

    SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Bigfoot is no stranger to the Pacific Northwest: about a third of reported sasquatch sightings happen in Oregon and Washington.

    The legend - or search - has gained new popularity from "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet.

    "It won't take long, a few years tops," Portland native and bigfoot hunter Cliff Barackman told a Springfield High School club. "These things are real, and soon everyone is going to know about it."

    Barackman admits to a lifelong obsession with sasquatch, an obession he now gets to indulge by traveling the country with three other bigfoot experts in search of 'squatch.

    He is used to dealing with skeptics, but during a recent visit to Springfield High School, barackman was preaching to the choir at the Sasquatch Brotherhood, a school club.

    "It's like religion," said Austin Helfrich of the Sasquatch Brotherhood. "You try to spread religion. Sasquatch, you try to spread it around, and have other people start to believe in it. And it just spreads like wildfire."

    "Finding Bigfoot" has helped fan the flames: 1.3o million people tuned in for the premiere of its third season.

    "Certainly more people are becoming believers because of the show," Barackman said. "I don't encourage belief. I encourage weighing the evidence and coming to your own conclusion."

    The Sasquatch Brotherhood's members have come to the conclusion that bigfoot is out there, and like many fellow enthusiasts, they feel there's a good chance he calls the Pacific Northwest home.
       
    "Lots of forested areas, very wet, mostly lots of animals," Helfrich said. "I think it would be an easy location for sasquatches to live in."

    Helfrich and his friends admit they get some odd looks from other students.

    But the general public's skepticism doesn't seem to bother them - or Barackman. They are all convinced that sasquatch's days in the shadows are numbered.

    "I don't have a PhD. I don't care what other people think of me," Barackman said. "Bigfoots are real. The evidence shows it."

    SRC: KVAL News

    EXTERNAL LINKS
    Cliff Barackman's blog
    Official Cliff Barackman Website 

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    Cliff Barackman Launches Comprehensive London Trackway Bigfoot Research

    Edited screen shot of Cliff Barackmans London Trackway home page
    Finding Bigfoot co-host Cliff Barackman (pronounced bear-eck-men) is a self described cast nerd. This becomes absolutely apparent if you have the fortune of talking to him about cast details, which casts are the most compelling or even the history of casts general.

    Recently an extraordinary event in Bigfoot history fell into Cliff's lap, a  possible trackway of over 120 sequential Bigfoot prints and the community is the better for it. We are the better for it, not only because Cliff is a prominent cast nerd, but also because Cliff has provided a home for the data. Aptly named The London Trackway Home Page, Cliff Barackman provides the most comprehensive information available on the subject. 

    Cliff announced the London Trackway Homepage this morning (Wed, Aug 29th) on his blog, NorthAmericanBigfoot.com with his intentions reprinted below.
    My website [CliffBarackman.com] will now have an entire section devoted to the London Trackway.  There will be four sections in total.  One for the history, observations, photos, and an index.  The history section will briefly detail what transpired, though others have done this very well before I got to it.  The observations section will detail what I have personally observed in the casts.  This section will continually be updated as I see more and more in the casts, and also as others weigh in on the evidence presented.  The photographs will detail the observations I make, and also present the data in ways that I think are interesting or useful.  Finally, the index will show every footprint in the ground, as well as any casts that were taken of them.  This section will also include a short narrative of my interpretations of what can be observed in the casts or prints.
    Go to The London Trackway Home Page Now!
     

    Friday, August 3, 2012

    Cliff Barackman Takes on TV Critics of Finding Bigfoot with Ease

    Cliff Barackman at the filming of season 1 finale of Finding Bigfoot. Photo by Neo Edwards 
    "...bigfoots are primates, a form of ape that may also be very 'human-like.' --Cliff Barackman 

    Another paper supports the rough back-and-fourth between the TV Critics and cast of Finding Bigfoot had at the  2012 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. It should be no surprise that Bigfooters would be able to handle a critic or two--let alone be confronted by them. Cliff Barackman is, in our opinion, one of the greatest Bigfoot ambassadors to the rest of the world. Click on the following link to read our previous coverage of Cliff Barackman.

    Read the piece below from Cliff's hometown paper The Oregonian. Writer Kristi Turnquist finds Cliff at the TV Critic event and asks him a few questions. 

    Cliff Barackman of 'Finding Bigfoot' -- 'Bigfoots live right outside of Portland': TV Press Tour

    Published: Friday, August 03, 2012, 10:42 AM     Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 11:01 AM
    By Kristi Turnquist, The Oregonian 

    BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.: Cliff Barackman and his castmates from the hit Animal Planet show, "Finding Bigfoot," were facing a pretty tough crowd Thursday at the 2012 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.

    Barackman, who lives in Portland, and his fellow bigfoot researchers, James "Bobo" Fay, Matt Moneymaker and the show's resident skeptic/biologist, Ranae Holland, take their investigations into bigfoot sightings around the country seriously. But the critics and reporters on hand were, at least initially, not what you'd call on board.

    Getting things off to a bumpy start were questions like this one, directed toward an executive from Animal Planet: "What's made Animal Planet concentrate on bigfoot, have they run out of real animals?"

    On Twitter, critics were making snarky comments. But midway through, the tone started to change, as Barackman and his cohorts made a sincere case for keeping an open mind about the existence of bigfoots -- we also learned that's how you refer to bigfoot in plural. (Don't call them bigfeet.)

    Also, there's not just one bigfoot, as Barackman believes, based on eyewitness sightings, photos and footprint evidence. He theorizes that bigfoots are primates, a form of ape that may also be very "human-like."

    Before the panel, Barackman told me that his interest in researching bigfoot partly accounts for why the Long Beach, Calif., native wound up moving to Portland, about four years ago. "I"m kind of a weird guy, so I feel at home there," Barackman said as we sat in the lobby of the Beverly Hills Hotel, site of the TCA tour.

    And, he added, "Bigfoots live right outside of Portland," citing reports of bigfoot encounters in the Sandy River area, and Clackamas County, for example. Not that they're limited to the Northwest, Barackman added, as he and the "Finding Bigfoot" team have so far visited 22 states for the show.

    Barackman, 41, first got intrigued by bigfoot, or Sasquatch, investigation when he was in college, and came upon scholarly reports discussing the possibility of bigfoot-like creatures. Though he has a degree in jazz guitar, and has been a schoolteacher (at Cascade Heights Public Charter School, among others) Barackman is now working fulltime on Sasquatch research.

    "Finding Bigfoot," which debuted in 2011, has been a hit for Animal Planet, ranking as the cable network's third-most watched show, behind "River Monsters" and  "Whale Wars." The new season of shows begins in November, with 11 new episodes.

    Barackman, who is single, said that as much as he feels at home in Portland, his Sasquatch travels keep him on the road so much he hasn't been able to spend much time in the Rose City, even though he just bought a house.

    And he's not concerned by skeptics who think searching for bigfoot is a rather eccentric, shall we say, calling. "It doesn't matter to me," he said. "When you're right, you don't have to prove it to anybody."

    As to whether he's personally seen a bigfoot, Barackman cites the "Finding Bigfoot" episode shot in North Carolina. It was the middle of the night, in the woods, but Barackman thinks the creature he saw wasn't a human, but could very well have been a Sasquatch.

    His conclusion: "I might have seen one. But I can't be sure I saw one."

    SRC: The Oregonian

    TV Critics: Show us Bigfoot or GTFO!

    Ranae Holland, Matt Money Maker, Cliff Barackman, and James "Bobo" Fay


    "First Animal Planet airs a mermaids special, now this — isn’t Animal Planet damaging its brand with this stuff?" --TV Critic at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour.

    The above quote sums up the general sentiment of the TV Critics during the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour according to Entertainment Weekly writer James Hibberd. In our summation, while the TV critics complain about the the quality of programming (and the reality of Bigfoot), Animal Planet is just fine with the ratings they are getting, and Matt Moneymaker will be quick to accuse the naysayers of ignorance.

    Below is the full article from Entertainment Weekly

    Bigfoot experts clash with TV critics: 'You're ignorant'

    by James Hibberd

    TV critics took on Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot during a contentious panel at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour in Beverly Hills on Thursday.

    For those who haven’t seen the show, it’s a bit like Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, only an expert team looks for Sasquatch instead of spooks. There are interviews, data crunching, mysterious footprints and a group hunting in the woods … but no actual bigfoot.

    The press tour reporters have spent nearly two weeks in a hotel interviewing actors and executives promoting TV shows. So when Animal Planet rolls out this panel the critics are, understandably, thinking: Show us bigfoot or GTFO.

    A critic points out: If these guys actually find bigfoot, such huge news is not going to really stay quiet until a regular episode of Finding Bigfoot airs. One asks: Has Animal Planet run out of real animals to do shows about? Yet another wonders: First Animal Planet airs a mermaids special, now this — isn’t Animal Planet damaging its brand with this stuff?

    Animal Planet’s president, Marjorie Kaplan, is good humored about the situation. “Animal Planet has many shows about animals that may be more familiar to you,” she says. “Finding Bigfoot is an exploration of the secret corners of the planet … There are places on this planet that we know about and places we don’t …  New species are being found all the time.”

    She also points out the network’s Mermaids: The Body Found special* got “extraordinarily” high ratings.
    The Finding Bigfoot team, however, is far less amused by the critics’ skepticism. Seems there’s a lot of anecdotal evidence pointing to the existence of bigfoot and this crew are true believers. (There is more than one bigfoot, they say, and they mostly come out at night … mostly…)

    “I’ve had one 15 feet away growling at me,” declares bigfoot researcher Matt Moneymaker. “So that’s why I think it’s [unfortunate] when people say they’re not real. They exist … I don’t think people realize how many witnesses there are out there … For those who don’t think these things exist, [famed primatologist] Jane Goodall thinks they exist** — and she may know a little more about it than you do.”

    “You can’t equate bigfoot with mermaids,” bristles bigfoot researcher James “Bobo” Fay. “You’re ignorant of the subject matter.”

    So is there solid real evidence of bigfoot?

    Absolutely, they say. There’s all kinds of evidence! Except, you know, an actual or former bigfoot.

    “There’s every kind of evidence that they exist,” Moneymaker says. “Except bones. Except a carcass.”

    * Mermaid body not actually found

    ** True
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