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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bigfooters can pick a Booger when we see one.



The Newnan Herald was Georgia’s first newspaper after Civil War. Eventually the title of the newspaper became The Times-Herald

Started as a sideline by two Newnan lawyers in the days after the Civil War ended, The Times-Herald has become an institution in the intervening 143 years.

For decades, Coweta County residents have turned to The Times-Herald for news about local government. Mothers of the bride have brought write-ups about their daughters’ weddings, and sports fans have checked out the results of the latest local games.

Recently one of the journalist, Jeff Bishop, has been writing about a local legend known as the "Belt Road Booger" also known as The Happy valley Horror

In short; it's a 30 yr legend with multiple sightings and several descriptions similar to Bigfoot.

A few descriptions from the Times-Herald article:

"It was dark. It stands about five feet tall. It's big across the chest. Its eyes look like diamonds at night when you shine a light on them," was how one local woman described the "monster."

The creature was reported to have "a face like a monkey and a long bushy tail."


Read the two articles below to learn what local residents have been saying for 30+ years.

Legend of the Belt Road Booger

Bigfoot researchers pick up on 'Booger'

To get the lowdown and perhaps a very astute prediction regarding these news stories and what's fueling them, we have the wisdom of Loren Coleman at Cryptomundo



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Top 10 Tues: Bigfoot T-Shirts

For this weeks Top Ten Tuesday we scoured the web for only the best Bigfoot T-Shirts. From cornball funny to retro-pop to street-smart graffiti we got the best designs that reflect the increasing value Bigfoot has in popular culture. Next week we will delve deeper into the pop-culture effect Bigfoot has, but for now enjoy these T-shirt designs and buy them for you favorite Bigfooter.

Oh and to make it easier for you to buy these t-shirts for your favorite Bigfooter we have provided a link below each T-shirt picture. The link points to the site that sells the corresponding T-Shirt.

On the top of the list is Skamania County t-shirt commemorating the first law to recognize and protect Bigfoot. These are only limited amount every year and sell out every time.

Skamania County had the first law in the U.S. to recognize and protect Sasquatch

A closer look at the design (click to enlarge)
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Friday, November 6, 2009

The Green Man of Portland is Bigfoot


New artwork adorns the northwest streets of downtown Portland. These sculptures are creations of local artist Daniel Duford and they all feature an image or reference to the Green Man. The Green Man is a subject near and dear to Bigfoot, but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.

In a nutshell, the Green Man of Portland is really the pagan Woodosa or Woodwose, which translates to the Wildman of the Woods, which is where we got the Jolly Green Giant, who is really a Bigfoot played by Kevin Bacon. Okay, Kevin Bacon is excessive, but today’s post on Bigfoot Lore really feels like the game six degrees of Kevin Bacon. So you will have to forgive us for being a little “footloose” with the associations in this post.

Without Further Ado Here we go.

Let’s start with the Wildman of the Woods, AKA the Woodosa. The Woodosa is a mythological figure that appears in the artwork and literature of medieval Europe. The wild man can be described as a long-haired bearded man covered with hair from the neck down, he is often armed with a club, he considered the spirit that watches over the well being of the woods.




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The Green Man is often seen alongside the Woodosa, although he watches over agricultural concerns. Almost identical to the Woodosa, the Green Man has a face surrounded leaves, branches, and vines that often seem to sprout his mouth and nostrils.


The Woodosa and Green Man remained mostly just as decorated sculptures for centuries until they reemerged as advertising trademarks for modern American agriculture. One incarnation was the California Giant Lettuce company and the other is a more famous icon known as the Jolly Green Giant.


This story of these two advertising icons is neatly summarized in Loren Coleman’s Book “Bigfoot! : The True Story of Apes in America”

“However, one image, familiar to most of us, parallels the California Giant, which we must not ignore. This would be the Jolly Green Giant…
…in 1903, Green Giant was founded in Le Suer, Minnesota, as the Minnesota Valley Canning Company. In 1925, a pale, boy-like figure with a leafy bit of clothing was introduced to market the company’s new line of giant, sweet, early green peas. The name Green Giant for this marketing image soon followed, with the giants figure’s skin then turning green. Eventually the Green Giant came to symbolize not only the peas, but the company as well. In 1950, Minnesota Valley canning Company disappeared and became officially the Green Giant Company. Today the Jolly Green Giant is the name of the giant figure, having evolved from the youthful figure of 1925.”

Okay, so these are all versions of the Wildman, what about Bigfoot? The Wildman myth permeates all cultures and histories. Where do these memories come from? A time when we were closer to other bipedal apes that lived among us? Sightings of the Wildman are almost non-existent; in fact they seem to disappear sometime after Charles Darwin published his theory. Perhaps sightings of the Wildman have not disappeared, but merely replaced by a better model. Replaced by a yet undiscovered hairy hominid we call Bigfoot.

For your entertainment we have provided Jolly Green Giant Commercials from three different decades; the 1950’s, 60’s, and 80’s.





Saturday, October 31, 2009

Global Warming = Bigfoot Migrates North



Dont take my word for it! There are specialist in a unique scientific discipline called Ecological Niche Modeling (ENM)

Using a database of sightings and footprints for Bigfoot in western North America, the researchers suggest that convincing distributions of an animals range can be generated from questionable data. By comparing the distribution of Bigfoot to that of a black bear, Lozier et al. “suggest that many sightings of this cryptozoid may be cases of mistaken identity.”

The algorithms take information about sightings or recorded incidences of a species, find commonalities among those sightings against maps of other ecological data (i.e rainfall, forest type, presence of other species, etc.), and produce a geographic distribution for the target species.

The paper, “Predicting the distribution of Sasquatch in western North America: anything goes with ecological niche modelling,” constructs ecological niche models (ENMs) for the elusive Bigfoot. By using a large database of georeferenced sightings and footprints for Sasquatch in western North America, Lozier and his colleagues aim to demonstrate how convincing environmentally predicted distributions of a taxon’s potential range can be generated from questionable site-occurrence data. Lozier et al. do not take an explicit stance on the existence of Bigfoot, but rather make use of publicly available data sets with questionable records to illustrate the danger of using incomplete data to make statistical correlations.


Read a full article from NATURE below.


Bigfoot study highlights habitat modelling flaws
Accurate prediction of climate change's effects is as elusive as the fabled apeman.


John Whitfield


Climate change, it turns out, is going to be a mixed blessing for the sasquatch. The legendary American apeman will lose some of its existing habitat in the coastal and lowland regions of the northwestern United States, but gain a lot of new land in the Rocky Mountains and Canada.

So say biologist Jeff Lozier of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his colleagues, in an analysis just published in theJournal of Biogeography1. But they're not really worried about bigfoot. Instead, they're trying to warn their colleagues that ecological models are only as good as the data that go into them.

Lozier's team subjected bigfoot to a technique called ecological niche modelling. This involves taking records of where a species has been found, and then, by combining these with environmental data, deducing where it ought to live or has lived in the past, present or future.
Such models are among the main tools in efforts to predict and plan for the biological effects of climate change. And because their predictions can be displayed as intuitive and dramatic maps, they have a psychological power beyond most scientific graphics.

Mistaken identity

But researchers' enthusiasm for such analyses risks outpacing their understanding of them, says Lozier. "The method is really new, and it's not fully worked out. I think some people have been seduced by the pretty output."

“We were trying to do the same thing for the yeti.”
One problem is misidentification. It's hard to judge whether someone really saw what they thought they saw where they saw it, particularly in less well-studied groups such as insects — or American apemen. Mistake one species for another, for example, and your model will mislead.

Such errors can be hard to spot, because even if all the data are all highly dubious, a model based on them can still give a plausible-looking result, as Lozier and his colleagues found when they analysed sightings recorded by the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.
The reported sightings imply that the wooded and mountainous areas of California, Oregon and Washington teem with sasquatch at present. Warm the climate, and, like many other species, it will probably move north and uphill.

"It's a perfect commentary on the potential problems of this approach," says Lozier. "Plus, it's a sasquatch paper."

No crystal ball

Unlikely as it sounds, Lozier's paper scooped work by another group. "We were trying to do the same thing for the yeti," says ecologist Carsten Rahbek of the University of Copenhagen. Like Lozier, he wanted to show that models could turn dubious data into plausible-looking predictions.
A few years ago, only a few labs had the expertise to do ecological niche models. But now they are accessible to just about everyone, thanks to online data sources and user-friendly modelling software.

Much of the resulting work is "very naive", says Rahbek. "I'm editor-in-chief of a journal (Ecography) that gets a lot of these studies, and we reject nine out of ten."

Misidentification isn't even the biggest problem with these models, says ecologist Joaquin Hortal of Imperial College London. More important is bias: if researchers only collect along roads, for example, then models will suggest that the species lives only along roads. "Biodiversity data [are] usually environmentally and spatially biased," he says.

Even if accurate data go in, a model's predictions of where species will go, and which are most at risk of extinction, will be imprecise and uncertain. "We in the modelling community need to be a bit more humble about how precise our predictions are, and acknowledge the errors of estimates, which are huge, more than we do," says Rahbek. "It's just damn hard to predict the future."
So if you need to be cautious about ecological niche models' inputs and you can't be certain about their outputs, are they any use at all? Yes, says Rahbek, because their predictions show consistent trends, such as European wildlife moving north and east as the climate warms. If the data were all random noise, then the predictions would be, too. 
  • References

    1. Lozier, J. D., Aniello, P. & Hickerson, M. J. J. Biogeogr. published online. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02152.x (2009).


RELATED LINKS
Paper on Ecological Niche Modeling of Bigfoot



Saturday, September 19, 2009

Added Gin-Sung to AKA Bigfoot World Map


New addition to the AKA Bigfoot World Map
Gin-Sung
Also known as Kung-Lu,Tokand Bear-Men. Allegedly,a Asian type of giant hairy hominid that inhabits central China. According to reports the Gin-Sung has a long and shaggy black to dark gray coat, a flat head, beetling brow with a sort of upcurled bang on it, long powerful arms and huge hands, and very human-like feet that leave imprints like those of a giant man but with two subdigital pads under the first toe just like the Sasquatch
The Sherpas of Tibet call this creature This is the beast that Bernard Heuvelmans (famous cryptozoologist) suggested might be a descendant of, related to, or even actually a Gigantopithecus the largest primate that ever walked the Earth which went extinct 500,000 years ago.


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Friday, September 4, 2009

Latino Bigfoot?


We have tons of readers asking us about the Mexican or Latino Bigfoot. they are refering to El Chupacabra. The legend first emerged in March 1995, when eight sheep were found dead and drained of blood at a farm in Puerto Rico.




All the victims – and hundreds of other farm animals and pets killed in similar circumstances on the territory in subsequent months – had three puncture wounds in their chests, which investigators struggled to explain.

Locals nicknamed the unknown attacker "el chupacabra", the goat sucker, and while the beast was never captured rumours of its terrifying physical appearance began to swirl.

As you can see from the photos above and the illustration below, el chupacabra looks nothing like Bigfoot. Although a famous cryptid we would never claim it to being related to bigfoot by any way. Comparisons are only warranted due to elusiveness.

If, however, you do want to see other Bigfoot related species check them out at the now famous AKA Bigfoot World Map



If you want to read about the taxidermist that recently caught a Chupacabra there are two links below.

The Telegraph
The Sun

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Online Class: Cryptozoology 101

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The field of cryptozoology is considered a true science by some and by others it ranks somewhere in between UFOlogy and paranormal research. Our goal with this course is to provide students with the most accurate and factual information available, presenting it in an unbiased format so that students can decide for themselves if each cryptid (a creature of cryptozoology) is real, a myth, a hoax or a misidentified animal.

The course begins by introducing students to cryptozoology and examining the true definition of this interesting field of research. While many who are unfamiliar with the field may dismiss it as "ridiculous", there is a scientific basis for its merit, including the discovery and capture of animals that were once thought only to be of myth and legend, like the platypus, for instance.

Section two of the course focuses on the most popular cryptid of all time: Bigfoot. This huge, hair-covered creature has mystified mankind for centuries. Students will be able to read intriguing stories of sightings, see still photographs of evidence and read what experts have to say about Bigfoot's identity.

The third part of this course focuses on other famous cryptids, including the Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabras, Mokele-Mbembe or "living dinosaurs", and Thunderbird. Each has its own cult-like following of believers intent on proving that their beloved creature does indeed exist.

The last part of the course deals with cryptids that are specific to one area but whose stories have been sensationalized all across the nation. Whether it's the catchy name, like "Dover Demon" or the twilight zone-like stories, these cryptids are known worldwide and most locals are proud to live in their made-famous-by-a-cryptid town.

Click below to see full course materials.

Lesson 1: What is Cryptozoology?
In this section, you will learn about cryptozoology, cryptids and the basis for their study. This will include learning about some of the many zoologically-recognized animals that were once cryptids.
Lesson 2: The Foundations of Cryptozoology
Given past findings, cryptozoologists believe that the search for cryptids is not only meaningful, but is one of the most fruitful paths toward zoological discovery.
Lesson 3: Famous Cryptozoologists
Here is a condensed list of some of most highly-regarded and dedicated researchers in cryptozoology.
Lesson 4: Existing Species That Were Once Cryptids
Here is a list of animals now classified in zoology that were once thought to be just myths and legends.
Lesson 5: Living Species Previously Thought to be Extinct
Here is a partial list of animals that prove that there may indeed be many more animals waiting to be brought out of "extinction".
Lesson 6: What Keeps Unnamed Species Hidden?
Many species may go unnoticed due to their environment and their biological makeup.
Lesson 7: Understanding Bigfoot
In this section, you will learn about the origin of Bigfoot and hear the stories that began the sensationalism that surrounds this creature today. The amount of sightings and evidence is massive, however, for this course we chose to focus on the informati
Lesson 8: Bigfoot Evidence
While no researcher has produced any skeletal remains of Bigfoot, there has been an incredible amount of evidence collected that points to the existence of Bigfoot.
Lesson 9: Sightings: Tales or Truths?
The following lesson is a list of the most famous of Bigfoot sightings.
Lesson 10: Loch Ness Monster and Other Sea Serpents
This section focuses on some of the most interesting, and equally mysterious, cryptids. For each creature, you'll find information on its origin, as well as theories, sightings and evidence to help prove or disprove its existence.
Lesson 11: Chupacabras
This lesson discusses blood-sucking creatures and the notorious Chupacabra.
Lesson 12: Mokele-Mbembe
While these creatures are thought to spend most of their time underwater, they have been reportedly seen lifting their heads and necks up, crossing swamps and even tramping through the rainforests.
Lesson 13: Thunderbird
While there have been sightings of huge birds in various countries throughout the world, Thunderbirds are native to the United States.
Lesson 14: Mothman
While it seems almost every region across the world has its own "local legend", this section focuses on those that have the biggest following and who have received the most amount of media attention. One thing is for sure, each makes for an interesting re
Lesson 15: Jersey Devil
The Jersey Devil is most often described as having the head of a horse, a long neck, skinny legs with hooves, and large bat-like wings.
Lesson 16: Dover Demon
Three teenagers in Dover, Massachusetts claimed to each have a separate encounter with a creature that would later be dubbed the Dover Demon.
Lesson 17: Cryptozoology Websites
Additional Resources: Websites

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lloyd Pye Calls Bigfoot Hominoids

Lyoyd Pie is a UFOlogist ala Zacharia Sitchen. Now there is a camp (pun intended) of Bigfooters who believe UFOlogist should stay away from Bigfooting. I would say The Bigfoot Lunch Club falls into this camp. Bigfoot as an inter-dimensional extra-terrestrial biological entity goes against the grain of the credibility many scientists and researchers have spent much of their sweat equity on.

Prominent cryptozoologist Jeff Meldrum and Loren Coleman would prefer to study fossil records and modern primates as oppose to exclusively searching for clues in ancient Babylonian texts. My very moniker, Epic Gilgamesh, gives away I am at least interested in Babylonian kings, but mostly because it is the first recorded relationship between a mortal (1/3 mortal anyway) befriending a wild-man. Enkidu is probably literature's first bigfoot, in my humble opinion.

Going back to Pye, you can go to his Hominoids website to judge for yourself whether or not he has a place in Bigfooting. I will say this, although we disagree with his theories, his theories do suggest a great amount thought and are well constructed.

Below is an audio interview where he talks about human origins and what he calls hominoids A.K.A. Bigfoot.



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

AKA Bigfoot World Map

A Bigfoot by any other name...

Check out this highly interactive AKA Bigfoot World Map, created by your truly.


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