Thursday, September 6, 2012

Multiple Sightings of Wunnumin Lake Bigfoot Family

Wunnnumin Lake photo with different stories attached.
Multiple Bigfoot have been witnessed near Wunnumin Lake. Wunnumin Lake is a remote Oji-Cree First Nation's community located 360 km north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada.

In Wawatay News Online, a first nation news source. They report on multiple encounters by different witnesses in the area. The picture above is attached to the article with a caption.
This photo, captured by a young girl while on vacation in Wunnumin Lake this past August, has been circulating around the internet and fueling speculation of a family of Bigfoots living near the community.
This is a different story that circulated around the photo last month at Phantoms & Monsters:
I received this photo from my colleague David Garrison [who received from a Jeff Cromarty] was forwarded to him by a boy who captured the image while fishing at Wunnimin Lake in Ontario, Canada.
The Phantoms & Monster reference seems to be a grapevine of, "he got it from this guy." The Wawatay News Online may be more accurate. Regardless this photo is only from one story of Bigfoot in the Wunnumin Lake are as you can read from the article reposted below.

Wunnumin Lake’s mysterious Bigfoot family
Thursday September 6, 2012

Through the years and through verbal stories passed on from ancestors within the area known as Wunnumin Lake, there have been tales and legends of beings not entirely human being sighted and being in contact with local folk.

Over the past few years there have been sightings and evidence of a mythical creature known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch.

A few years ago a group of three young women were blueberry picking in a spot where it is not easily accessible for any machine to travel. Suddenly a large rock came crashing near where they were picking.

One of them was sitting a little ways away and they went to ask her if that was her who did that.

She was perplexed and asked if they were playing games with her. They realized that “someone” threw a rock at them with no one even close by, and ran from the area knowing it might be a Sasquatch.

Another sighting was near the gravel pit a few years ago when someone saw a glimpse of a tall, hairy creature standing at the gravel pit but only for an instant as they were driving by.

Another time a sewage truck driver was making an early evening deposit out past the airport (it was dark already) when he spotted some huge person or something coming towards him on the road.

The smell was getting worse, not from the sewage but from the creature. He made a u-turn and came back.

A few years ago a young lady was jogging back from the airport road when a truck drove by and a piece of paper or wrapper flew off.

A bear was nearby and the bear went to inspect what flew off. She kept on running when suddenly from out of the bushes a hairy looking human form emerged and he was focused on the bear without seeing the jogger.

When the creature looked up and saw the jogger he took off and went crashing among the trees very fast.

The stench from the creature was that of a wet dog smell. The jogger was shooken up but continued running hoping someone would drive by. This was near the boat landing area on the east side and in the middle of the afternoon.

During the summer of 2011 a person was getting clean water from up the road with his son when he heard some kind of scream or grunt and it started to smell, a smell he described as like a wet dog.

They left the area and did not mention anything about it for two days. When the news came out, other people went there to check and found evidence of footprints and of a poplar tree debarked high on the tree.

Pictures were taken of two sets of footprints around the tree. One was size 15 and the other size 20.

Each stride was measured at approximately five feet apart and left and right footprints were visible in the mossy area.

So far this is the strongest evidence of a possible Bigfoot in the area. The poplar tree was done with precision, as if a human had done it himself, but it was debarked at least 10 feet from the ground.

This summer, in August of 2012, a little girl and her friends were just coming out from the beach and were walking in a little clearing.

She was lagging behind when she spotted something or someone standing there. She hid and had enough presence to take a snapshot with her ipod of the little hairy creature before that thing walked off into the underbrush.

It was two days before she finally told her mother of what she saw and of the picture she took. Since then that picture has been circulating around the internet.

Although not very clear, the picture is authentic. People have been inspecting the little footprints and measuring 11 inches in length. Some say they are the footprints of a baby Sasquatch.

There is a huge hill south of the community, at least 30 kms away.

Most if not all of the sightings have been to the south of Wunnumin Lake.

They say there is a cave there not easily accessible, situated on a rocky, steep incline on the north side of the hill.

No one has ever been close enough to inspect the cave.

It is best to leave them alone and not bother them as they certainly have never harmed no one.

I guess being provoked is the only way that they would attack. Although at times they have been known to damage some property.

I believe they are as much afraid of humans as we are of them.

Whoever or whatever they are, we cannot discount them as a figment of our imagination. Too many sightings from all types of people cannot be dismissed as hallucination. They are here, they live among us.

Just have your camera ready.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Today Show: Using DNA to Track Yeti

Books from the world's largest archive of Yeti information stored in a museum in Switzerland
Below is the Today Show piece that aired a segment on the Oxford University Yeti DNA project headed by Bryan Sykes. Click the following link to read our complete coverage on the Yeti DNA Project.

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Using DNA to track the mythical yeti

Tales of the giant, mountain-dwelling yeti have been told for decades, but is it just a myth or does the creature exist? To get answers, Oxford professor Brian Sykes is using DNA analysis to test material connected to the yeti. NBC’s Keith Miller reports. src:Today Show

"Bigfoot County" Director Denies Viral Campaign

Bigfoot County Actor/Director Stephon Stewart
"I just want my main audience to be the Bigfoot community and I would love to show it to people who live in Oregon,Washington, Texas, etc, where all of these great sightings occur." -- Stephon Stewart; Director of Bigfoot County

As fans of this blog know, there are currently four "found footage" Bigfoot movies being released this year (2012); The Lost Coast Tapes, Exist, The Woodsman, and Bigfoot County. It is the last movie, Bigfoot County, that we have been talking about lately. It is being marketed as "Blair Witch meets Deliverance with a touch of Bigfoot."

Our initial coverage of Bigfoot Country was about a viral video of a fictional retired park ranger from Siskiyou County, named Walter Higgins. Higgins claimed he found Bigfoot footage that was stolen by actor/director Stephon Stewart. We wanted to get Stephon's side of the story. He let us ask all the hard questions, and in the end, he says he has nothing to do with the campaign.

BLC: How did you get interested in Bigfoot? 
Stephon: I remember when I was 4 years old and was shown the Patterson-Gimlin footage from my mother. She said that it was America's greatest unsolved mystery. I think I have watched that clip at least a thousand times trying to study each possible frame to see if it was real. All these years later I still get chills after watching that footage. I'm very excited that in my movie I will be able to show that clip for the first time in the history of a movie.  
BLC: How did your view of Bigfoot change during the course of the movie?
Stephon:  Well for the past 3 years of my life I have been basically living in "Siskiyou County" and staying in the woods. I think it's safe to say that there are no woods like these in the United States. It's interesting every time at night myself along with the crew would have this uneasy feeling of thinking there is something out there watching you. Also the people over the past 3 years who said they have seen Bigfoot talk about it like they are getting the mail. It's just a way of living in Northern California and it's not even a big deal. I do have to say before I started shooting the movie I was a little skeptical on believing a Bigfoot could exist. But now that I have spent so much time in that world my opinion has completely changed. I believe in Bigfoot and I think they are an endangered species in this country.
BLC:  Did you realize there are actually 4 found footage Bigfoot movies for release in 2012? ( The Lost Coast Tapes, Exist, Bigfoot County, The Woodsman)
Stephon: Yes, I know there is a lot of competition this year for these films. I'm excited about it though because it will be interesting how the audiences view each one.
BLC: How is Bigfoot Country going to be different? 
Stephon:  Well I can't tell you everything because I would spoil the movie. However I can guarantee you that Bigfoot County has a completely different take on Bigfoot that has never been done before. People will be in complete shock after they view this film.
BLC: Do you know who Walter Higgins is? Or Chris Elliot? 
Stephon: Walter Higgins/Chris Elliot was created by some marketing people that wanted to try some new viral campaign online. Nowadays studios and production companies are looking to save money anyway they can. Doing something online like Blair Witch and Paranormal Activity did is what everybody is trying to follow. If a studio can save money and have people notice the movie they are trying to market then they will do it.
BLC: Are you a participant in the campaign? 
Stephon: Not at all. 
BLC: Then who bought the domain
Stephon: I did. I bought the domain name because I liked it and I was going to create a website by putting a trailer on it along with a poster and theaters that the movie will be playing in. The company wanted to try something with it first so I gave them the permission. I haven't really paid much attention to this Higgins video campaign they where doing. 
BLC:  Are you familiar with Steven Streufert of Bigfoot Books? Are you familiar with his criticisms? (he claims you did not approach him as a movie maker, but as a college student) Is there any foundation this?
Stephon: I met Mr. Streufert 3 years ago when I was in college making a short film about Bigfoot sightings in Northern California. After I shot the movie and showed it to people, I was approached by a production company that wanted me to make a movie about Bigfoot. So I decided to make it as well because it was a great opportunity. Mr. Streufert I respect and I really enjoyed meeting him at his famous Bigfoot Books store, it was a great experience. In the movie Bigfoot County there is no footage of Mr. Streufert at all because that wasn't my intention when I met him.
BLC: Okay, now that we got the serious journalism out of the way who are you cinematic influences?
Stephon: I'm a huge fan of Christopher Nolan, I believe he is the best director in the world right now. Also growing up I fell in love with Steven Speilberg and Jaws which was a huge inspiration to me. Stanley Kubrick and Alfred Hitchcock also are icons that I look up to as well.
BLC: How will people able to watch Bigfoot County? 
Stephon: Well it's actually a pretty cool release. We have a DVD release for December of this year. But currently this film is being shown around the country to some colleges along with selected cities that have demanded to see the movie. I'll have a poster and trailer to show audiences next month. 
BLC: What are your next projects? 
Stephon: I have over 15 scripts currently. But a few that have stood out in my mind that I think people would really enjoy are "Devil's Triangle" which is a found footage movie about the Bermuda Triangle and "Loch Ness". Also I do have a sequel for Bigfoot County if the original does well but that is something that I will have to wait for before I can start production on that. Making a movie consumes your life so it definitely has to be something that your passionate about and must believe in.

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