Friday, June 27, 2008

International Cryptozoology Museum Needs Your Help!

Loren Coleman and the ICM is in need of financial assistance after a long and tedious IRS Audit has caused a dwindling of funds to keep the museum alive. Coleman, in a posting today, lays out his call for help and, after all that he has done for cryptozoology, it seems that even a few dollars can go along way of his goal of $15,000 to keep the museum alive. The museum, which is in Maine, needs the money to stay alive with Coleman setting a goal of having a permanent space sometime in the near future (we suggest the Northwest Loren!). It is a space that features numerous displays, information, and books regarding all things cryptozoological (not just Bigfoot).
To find out more about the financial crisis, to make a contribution, and to check out Coleman's work, check out http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/help-museum/ We urge you to do so.

Monday, June 9, 2008

$1,000,000 Sasquatch Photo Challenge

Remember this photo from last year? This controversial photo caught by Rick Jacobs of Pennsylvania with his Bushnell Trail Scout. Some believed it to be a sasquatch, more skeptical viewers deemed it a young bear. Either way it created quite a stir across the Internet. It was even covered on Field & Stream’s Field Notes Blog where you can still view the photos and give your own opinion on what Rick really caught on his Trail Scout.

Field and Stream and parent company Bushnell have decided to take advantage of the publicity with a full blown contest.

Below is the official press release.


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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 9 KS-Bushnell


OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Bushnell Outdoor Products and Field & Stream magazine want you to find Sasquatch this year and they are providing a good reason to search -- one million reasons to be exact -- with the "$1,000,000 Sasquatch Photo Challenge" that runs from June 3 through December 15, 2008.

"We're not saying we believe in Sasquatch," says Nate Matthews, online editor for Field & Stream. "But if anyone's ever going to capture an image of one, we're guessing it'll be a hunter with a trail camera and we'd like to settle this once and for all."

Don't live in prime Sasquatch hunting territory? No problem! Field & Stream and Bushnell are also giving away great Bushnell gear for the best trail cam shots in the following categories: Deer photos, non-deer photos, and funny photos. Three winners every month will receive a Bushnell Excursion binocular, and three grand prize winners at the end of the year will receive a Bushnell Trail Scout Pro with Game Call Technology trail camera.

"For all you jokers out there, we're giving away an additional Bushnell Trail Scout Pro camera for your best attempt to cheat Bushnell out of their $1,000,000 prize," says Matthews. "So go grab your gorilla suit and head to the nearest woodlot. Just don't get mistaken for a bear."

Digital trail cameras have changed the way sportsman and wildlife researchers track animals in the outdoors. The Bushnell line of Trail Scout trail cameras provide 24-hour monitoring and the ability to record high resolution color photos or videos during the day or black and while night vision images without a flash. The cameras rely on a passive infrared sensor that will detect activity out to 90 feet. Images are stored on compact SD cards.

The sweepstakes is open to any eligible adult 18 years or older within the United States who can provide conclusive photographic evidence that Sasquatch (Bigfoot or Yeti) exists. The photo or video must be taken with a trail camera and submitted to a panel of experts for verification. The photo/video must be an original, in black & white or color, taken during the day or night. Photos that have been retouched, altered or changed in any way will be disqualified.

For the "$1,000,000 Sasquatch Photo Challenge," Bushnell will have a panel of experts review all submitted photos. The sweepstakes rules define Sasquatch as any bi-pedal, non-human that cannot be classified under any existing indigenous or non-indigenous species. Humans or statues dressed in Sasquatch costumes do not qualify, as well.

The person submitting the winning photo will win $1,000,000 payable as an annuity. The sweepstakes will also award monthly and one yearly prize.

The sweepstakes runs from June 3 through Dec. 15, 2008. For complete sweepstakes information, rules and eligibility requirements, visit http://www.fstrailcamcontest.com. Consumers can enter online at the Bushnell web site by clicking on the "Win a $1,000,000" icon, or by mail. Mail in entries must be postmarked by Dec. 15, 2008 and received by December 30, 2008.

Bushnell Outdoor Products is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer products based in Overland Park, Kansas. Bushnell Outdoor Products sells its products worldwide under the Bushnell(R), Tasco(R), Serengeti(R), Bolle(R), Uncle Mike's Law Enforcement(R), Stoney Point(R), Hoppe's(R), Butler Creek(R), Kolpin(R) and Final Approach(R) brand names. For information about any of these brands or products, please contact Bushnell Public Relations at (913) 752-6105.

SOURCE Bushnell Outdoor Products

Bf is Oregon's Sesquicentennial Mascot

On February 14th, 2009, Oregon is turning 150. Apparently the proper term for the 150th anniversary is a sesquicentennial. As shown in the photo to the left taken by the talented photographer Stuart Tomlinson of The Oregonian, Oregon has decided to debut its sesquicentennial mascot at Portland's Rose Festival Parade Saturday June 7th. Heres a clip below.



You can read his story at the Oregon 150 Website.
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