Saturday, December 10, 2011

After Scary Bigfoot Encounter Man Invents Fire Ball Gun

On the range with a practice bigfoot.

Fireball Inventor Jim Lebus who is also a self-described survivalist

"3 second delay?...Do you know how much ground a sasquatch can cover in 3 seconds?!" --Garrett Lisi, co-host of Invention USA, reacting to the time delay of fireball gun

A new TV Show on the History Channel called Invention USA follows Reichart Von Wolfsheild and Garrett Lisi as they go in search of the next breakthrough invention. Reichart and Garrett put prototypes to the test and give a tough, no-nonsense evaluation of each invention's potential.

Garrett Lisi and Reichart Von Wolfsheild co-hosts of Invention USA

In the premier episode they are contacted by Jim Lebus who invented a fireball Gun, more specifically incendiary paintballs, to protect himself after an encounter he describes below.

"Its a deterrent for a situation out in the woods. A couple of years ago I was in northern California... I was attacked by an animal and I was in my tent. I see this shadow go past the moon. So this tells me this thing is, like, 8 feet tall. And whatever it was, was pushing me into the ground...I'm assuming it was a Bigfoot. I had a .38 with me, but you can't just start popping off rounds. If you gonna cap Bigfoot your just gonna piss it off"

Of course, the first question he was asked by the hosts was a shot to his credibility. Jim was questioned if he was drinking that night, he quickly replied, "No, I was stone sober."

He also was asked if he had ruled out a bear, and Jim said he had not, "...but the only thing it took was the spices."

Below is a video Jim has uploaded to YouTube.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Theologian Converted After Watching Finding Bigfoot

Jesus Meets Bigfoot is an original oil painting on raised canvas by Jeremiah Palecek.

"Now I'm sure there are many Christians who also believe in Bigfoot. After all, if you're going to go with Jesus, it doesn't seem like such a stretch to believe in Bigfoot." -- Jim Wright for The Richmond Times Dispatch

In their Faith and Values column The Richmond Times Dispatch has an article written by Jim Wright, a master of arts in theological studies graduate from Union Presbyterian Seminary. Mr. Wright compares Jesus to Bigfoot and even gives Bigfoot the hypothetical role of a savior if you are lost in the woods.

You can read the article below:

Faith and Values: Seeking encounters with Jesus, not Bigfoot
By: Jim Wright
Published: December 10, 2011

It's not too often that a budding semi-pro theologian like me gets to talk about Jesus and Bigfoot in the same column, so I'm really psyched about this one.

Now ordinarily, I wouldn't think too much about Bigfoot, but then I watched "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet the other day. Here were folks from the BFRO (Bigfoot Field Research Organization): sincere, well-spoken people, congregating for regular meetings centered on a being with supernatural powers. They are so affected by this being that they devote their whole lives in the pursuit of a personal encounter with him.

Believers can be found on every continent. And they seemed totally sane — until they started talking.

Bigfoot, Sasquatch — or just plain 'Squatch, as they say — likes to build shelters made out of pine branches. Squatch likes to throw rocks and bang sticks together. "Squatch digs chicks," we were told. "Squatch digs chicks"? How interesting. How interesting, and how very, very crazy it all sounds.

As I was thinking about this — and again, Bigfoot is something I rarely think about — it struck me that I know another group of people: sincere and well-spoken, gathered around the belief in a being that is both supernatural and natural — both God and human. And these people seem totally sane as well — until they start talking.

Jesus, they say, through his life and death, did something that saved us — that opened up a huge new possibility: of leaving behind what we were and becoming what we thought we never could be, reconciled to a God from which we were estranged. Jesus, they say, adopted us into God's family, welcoming us into a home that is greater than the sum of all the warmth and security and light and wholeness for which we long most deeply. All of this through the actions of an eternally alive, homeless Jewish God-man. How interesting. How interesting, and how very, very crazy it all sounds.

Now I'm sure there are many Christians who also believe in Bigfoot. After all, if you're going to go with Jesus, it doesn't seem like such a stretch to believe in Bigfoot. I suppose I could consider joining the BFRO as well, but I have some stringent demands from my supernatural beings, and if I'm going to take that leap of faith, they've got to measure up.

So here are my requirements: I'm a firm believer that humans, for all their natural goodness, have a tendency to lose their way. And as a result of this tendency, the human race is sorely in need of a redeemer, someone to find humans in the middle of their darkness and bring them into the light.

So here's a hypothetical (stick with me here; we're talking about Bigfoot, after all): Let's say I'm on a hunting trip in some great northern forest — thousands of miles away from the nearest light bulb — and I'm lost. Hopelessly lost. It's dark and cold, my map is outdated, my compass seems to point south no matter where I turn. It's getting colder, and I'm not sure I'm going to make it through the night.

And just at my darkest hour — Bigfoot appears. He gives off this incredible warmth; he's kind, confident in the place where I feel lost. He leads me out of that great dark forest, back home. And that's not all — he leads everyone else out of the forest as well (because there are a lot of us out here) — the ones who thought cold and darkness were their lot, the ones who hated the light, who hated Bigfoot, even. He has to save them as well.

Now that's a Squatch I could believe in.

But then I'm not a dues-paying member of the BFRO, and it's not because I'm not willing to sound crazy or to believe the unbelievable. It's just that when it comes down to it, if I'm going to have a mythical, supernatural being in my life, I need to encounter that being on a regular basis, to be pursued and found by that creature on a regular basis. I'm prone to wander, after all.

Supernatural creature? Make mine Jesus.

SRC: Richmond Times Dispatch

1st Review of Finding Bigfoot Pop-ups

A screen shot example of the new pop-up version of Finding Bigfoot Season 1

"I watched this show with the intent on pointing out that this is not a very good hour of television and they will never find anything. I only needed the first 8 minutes. I feel you are being duped to basically watch some commercials." --JoeShow

Joseph Mastroianni, JoeShow, from a soon to be seen TV show titled Project Sasquatch is quite critical, we might even say harshly critical, of the new pop-up version of Finding Bigfoot. He even takes to name-calling. In fact, he is quite critical of most Bigfoot shows. He says, "I represent Project Sasquatch (fbook for info). Along with Dr. Meldrum, this investigation will revolutionize Bigfoot Research...So you have something to look forward to which will exceed all other Monsterquest type shows by far.

Below is his an excerpt from his review of the new pop-up version of Finding Bigfoot

This review is soley the opinion of the creator of Project Sasquatch: JoeShow, not Dr. Meldrum or CyberStationUSA.I watched this show with the intent on pointing out that this is not a very good hour of television and they will never find anything. I only needed the first 8 minutes. I feel you are being duped to basically watch some commercials. Below are the pop ups during the broadcast and quotes from the first 8 minutes only! on the show. I urge you to watch with this episode email at hand, I believe your "eyes" will open that this show is terrible and fraudulent...Keep in mind they never stay on the scene. Pop ups : Awful useless information and attempts at comedy. These 14 pop ups out of 23 (in order first 8 minutes) are useless and or very dumb.

@1 Moneygrubber: "Keep watching to see what we think of this episode"....more commercials Matt? What are we hanging in there for exactly?

@2 Ranae pop up "I was hoping to visit these Petroglyphs (in Georgia) But the schedule did not allow" . Thats funny because LATER in the episode they had time for kareoke and drinks (later pop up). Gotcha....What is more important here?

@3. Matt " what a surprise she thinks its a hoax" > Is this their attempt at comedy?

@4. Bobo (on guest in trooper car); "She was reluctant at first to come forward" . Did you threaten her BFRO?

@5 Ranae (on guest in trooper car) "Adorable grandson, quite the charmer" Um who cares? Another attempt at comedy? No material I assume.

@6 Moneygrubber : " Notice how deer can easily hop a fence" Thank you Matt useless info.

@7 Moneygrubber : (on ranae being crazy) "You might be crazy anyway" Really? Another attempt at comedy? Two thumbs up for making your colleague look like an idiot.

@8 Ranae: "we were very lucky to have guardrail and lane dividers for scale" As if trees and anything else in any video cannot be used.

@9 Moneygrubber: "Bobo likes to be the Bigfoot". Please stick to not finding anything instead of comedy from now on.

@10 Ranae:(on Bobo liking to be the Bigfoot) " And how have you been training your whole life for this role": Please NO MORE COMEDY.

@11 Moneygrubber: "Ranae's father was a stunt driver" Like 95% of this show, useless information.

@12 Cliff: " I had an opportunity to run in front of car...was frightening" Duh....

@13 Cliff: " A car looks like its going 155 mph" I cant take it anymore.

@14 Bobo: "When we were kids we streaked......" Useless information and comedy? Does Animal Planet watch this show? Really? Have I proven ths show sucks yet, it is only the first 8 minutes.

Quotes or lines said in the first 8 minutes of the show.

" I think there's a squatch in these woods" (moneygrubber) Then stop leaving the scene.

"As the team closes in on the truth" (announcer) They have have had many seasons now.

The critique continues on for a bit with a few more examples and then concludes.

This is not Sasquatch Investigation. Something much better is on the way 12/12/12 Real investigation, and we will (unlike achem FINDING? Bigfoot) do much better with the comedy..That is a guarantee.

The next season is already finished taping. In the Digital Revolution, information is instant, not in episode 8. I confidently predict that no Sasquatch will be found.


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