Monday, October 8, 2012

Stilwell Bigfoot Symposium: Bigfoot Throws Grass Balls

These are not the grass balls your looking for
The above picture is what we had in mind when we heard of the grass balls being thrown at the MABRC   investigation team back in June 2009. Although not what we had in mind, the actual grass balls are even more fascinating, they appear to be quickly twisted blades of grass (see image below), which would seem like unlikely projectiles, unless you had the throwing arm of a Sasquatch.

Last Saturday, October 6, 2012, grass balls like the ones pictured above were showcased at the Stilwell Symposium hosted by Mid-American Bigfoot Research Center led by D.W. Lee. Thanks to Abe Del Rio, founder and director of the Minnesota Big Foot Research Team, who brought the grass balls to our attention. He spoke at the symposium and also has a great Blog Talk Radio show.

Grass balls are new to us, but not outside the dexterity required by other speculated Sasquatch behavior like wrapping dead mice in grass or braiding horse hair. In fact, these grass balls seem pretty quick and easy to create. What we also like about the report (excerpt below) is there was also a sighting D.W. himself, a seasoned field investigator not prone to mis-identification.

Below with DW's permission we have an excerpt of the grass ball report originally posted at the MABRC Forums
We set up our chairs with everyone facing down slope, with me occasionally looking up towards the top of the slope. As darkness fell, I put a small battery powered lantern on top of the blazer, hoping to attract attention.

About a hour after complete darkness, the landowner's son was sitting on the 4 wheeler when something hit him in the back, and we assumed that it was a bug flew into him. Then the landowner's wife was struck in the stomach with something, and thought it was a bug. This all began about 10 PM. About 5 minutes later, something struck her foot, and she was sitting furthest away from everyone. Her son took a flashlight and was looking for a rock when he found a bundle of grass that had been wrapped up with other pieces of grass, and made into basically a ball. Moments later, another object struck her, and this time it happened when a light was shining on her and the object was seen falling to the ground, it was the same type of bundled grass that had been found earlier.

I took the objects that we found and took a picture of them, I then took my night scope and began looking the surrounding area over, to our southwest in the far corner of the field, I spotted a large bi-pedal animal coming up towards us, when I painted him with the IR light on night scope, it ducked down into the vegetation. I handed the night scope to Cherokee Rose and she observed for about 5 minutes on that location and it never got back up. I would estimate it was about 7 feet tall, as a good portion of it was viewable over the height of the vegetation. It was also light color, either light brown or even possibly greyish. It is a possibility that it's the light brown one that was seen last week by the landowner's wife.

We had done a controlled wood knock at 9:30 PM, and after the creature was seen in the corner of the field, we began hearing single wood knocks at approx. 1 minute intervals traveling in the woodline to our west near the gate to the field. The distance was approximated at about 100 feet between knocks traveling to the north.

By 11:00 PM, the "balls" of grass being thrown and started slowing down, and I decided it was time for a face to face to occur with the thrower, so I picked up my small flashlight and walked out to where we thought the creatures would be laying, throwing the grass at us. I traveled about 75 feet out into the brush, and discovered trails were something had been crawling through (Will be going back out there today to take pictures of these trails.) and even where they had been possibly pulling the grass up.

While I was out there hoping to surprise one into standing up. A grass "ball" was thrown from the opposite side of where we were sitting, hitting the landowner's son in the back. With this, we got spotlights out and began going through the field trying to jump anything, as we felt there were several creatures in the field with us now. No sooner than we returned to our sitting area, one last "ball" came sailing in. After that, things calmed down and the landowners expressed a desire to leave since they had to get up early the next morning to go on a trip. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Stomping Ground, The Newest Bigfoot Movie

John Bobek & Tarah DeSpain in Bigfoot Movie, "Stomping Ground"

Fans, you know we rub elbows with the Hollywood elites, mostly because we tell you so and try drop names as often as possible. Today's post is no different. The name we drop is none other than Dan Riesser, a producer on E!'s The Soup. Oh sure you know him from some of The Soup's funniest skits  like the parody trailer for Dolphin Tale. You may have even seen his short film

After 3 short films Mr Riesser is ready for the full length feature. The movie is titled Stomping Ground and being promoted as: A young couple travels to small town North Carolina and ends up on an
impromptu Bigfoot hunt that threatens their relationship & their lives.

Folks, this is a great time to get Stomping Ground on your radar, since shooting begins this October (2012), you will be in on the ground floor of this production. These guys know how to use social media, unlike previous independent films we covered. Stomping Ground has website, a Twitter page, A Facebook Page and even a Tumblr Page. Don't click yet, let us tell you more about the movie and we will repost the social media for Stomping Ground below.

They will be shooting in the same area Michael Green got his thermal video. Dan Riesser cares a great deal about the research community, and after several emails we can vouch for the respect he intends towards Bigfoot research in the film.

Understandably, we have been asked not to share everything we have been privy to. There seems to be something safe about the "Flat Iron Bar Sequence," so we are resharing the twitter photos below.

As you fans know we don't support every Bigfoot movie that comes our way, but we can't say enough about what we have heard so far about this movie. If your a fan of film, and have previewed Dan Riesser's earlier work, you can tell he has the skill for editing, pace and tone; his ability to film dialogue is impressive. You can follow the movie's progress at the links below and let them know BLC sent ya!

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You can now help finish Stomping Grounds. They only need a little help to finish post-production!  You can go directly to the Stomping Ground KickStarter Page or use the widget below.

New Sounds in OK, Not a Cat, Not a Bear...Perhaps Bigfoot?

If It's not a Bobcat or a Bear, Oklahomans decides it must be Bigfoot
In an article at the Grove Sun titled "Rumplings of Bigfoot," Peggy Kiefer reports an uptick in odd sounds in Delaware County Oklahoma. Shen notes there has been a drought and the new sounds may be hungry bears, but those familiar with the local wildlife do not believe these are bears. They even rule out Bobbcats. In fact, these sounds are so unfamiliar they are being attributed to a Bigfoot.

Read the article below as Peggy lists some of the more noteworthy sounds heard within the last week.


Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 10:14 am | Updated: 10:17 am, Fri Oct 5, 2012.

Rumblings of Bigfoot have been reportedly heard in Delaware County recently. Some people believe the never before heard sound is bears foraging their way out of the woods due to drought conditions. Others believe what they have heard and seen come from something much larger than a bear.

This past week several individuals reported hearing what they describe as a loud screeching, or groaning. Something deeper than what a bob cat sounds like, but not exactly what they believe a bear sounds like.
Whatever it is, it scares not only humans but dogs, cattle and horses too.

Dakota Cox lives in Hickory Grove. He said he heard the sound earlier this week near 590 Road in the Hickory Grove area and it scared his horses so much they took off running.

Others have described hearing similar sounds in Colcord near Cloud Creek.

Sunday night neighbors were out trying to find the creature. Seventeen vehicles belonging to interested parties were counted in Cloud Creek.

Could it really be the famous Bigfoot? Maybe a cousin? Or is he/it just some hungry and thirsty bears?
It is hunting season after all, and well since I just can't find it in my heart to kill Bambi (or any of her family members), I thought I would do my part this hunting season and see what I can dig up about Bigfoot and these scary noises.

There have been sightings of a Bigfoot like creature in this neck of the woods for years.

I've heard many stories this past week, but one thing they all have in common is they will talk as long as I promise not to use their names. All of them also say the sound they heard is unlike anything they've heard before. Almost all of the people I spoke to talk about a smell. Something like a wet dog, only worse.

In April of 2000, a sighting near Eucha was officially reported to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (yes there really is such an organization). A woman reported that her husband returned home from a fishing trip (gigging) in Eucha, approximately 12 miles west of Jay.

The report states that the man and two of his friends set up camp and went out on the boat until about 10 p.m. that night. When they went back to camp, they cooked, ate supper and retired for the night in one large tent. “About ten minutes after settling in, there were very loud, deep throated, “banchee” screams coming from across the creek, which echoed throughout the area. All three of us have hunted and fished all our lives, one of us grew up in Jay, yet non of us had ever heard that sound before. It was extremely frightening to put it mildly,” the fisherman reported. They all agreed it had come from something very large.

The next year they heard thrashing in the bushing that sounded as if it was also from a large creature. Neither time were there any sightings. Others have reported seeing a creature outside their homes.

I'm not really going out in the woods hunting for the creature, but stay tuned as I continue the hunt for more information about recent sightings and reports of hearing sounds of Bigfoot.

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