Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives to Debut on Discovery

Nine college students never made it back alive after a hike in Yeti territory. 
Below is the press release for the upcoming two-hour special that investigates why 9 college students never made it back. Perhaps it was a killer Yeti. Stay tuned Next week when we interview Dr. Jeff Meldrum regarding his involvement in the project. Also, check out the promotional video below.



American explorer Mike Libecki Investigates Mysterious Deaths of Nine Students and Uncovers Something Truly Horrifying

(Los Angeles, Calif.) – On February 2, 1959, nine college students hiked up the icy slopes of the Ural Mountains in the heart of Russia but never made it out alive.  Investigators have never been able to give a definitive answer behind who – or what – caused the bizarre crime scene.  Fifty-five years later, American explorer Mike Libecki reinvestigates the mystery – known as The Dyatlov Pass incident – but what he uncovers is truly horrifying.

RUSSIAN YETI: THE KILLER LIVES, a 2-hour special airing Sunday, June 1 at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel, follows Mike as he traces the clues and gathers compelling evidence that suggests the students’ deaths could be the work of a creature thought only to exist in folklore.

Based on diary accounts, forensic evidence and files that have just recently been released, Mike pieces together the graphic stories in search of what really happened that evening.  According to the investigators at the time, the demise of the group was due to a "compelling natural force."  The students’ slashed tent was discovered first with most of their clothing and equipment still inside.  Next, the students’ bodies were found scattered across the campsite in three distinct groups, some partially naked and with strange injuries including crushed ribs, a fractured skull, and one hiker mutilated with her eyes gouged out and tongue removed.

The mysterious scene left more questions than answers.  Why was the tent slashed from the inside?  Why would the victims leave their clothing behind in subzero weather?  Could it have been a government top secret weapon that killed them?  Or an indigenous local tribe that lashed out for trespassing on their land?  But perhaps most strange of all, why did the Soviet government suppress the autopsy and other reports for 30 years?

Mike first heard about the Dyatlov Pass incident on a climbing expedition in 2011 and since then has become obsessed with the case.   “I’ve spent a lot of time alone in the mountains and have had my share of near-death experiences,” he said.  “I know if I went missing, I’d want my family to know what happened to me.”

Determined to find answers, Mike hires Russian translator Maria Klenokova to join him.  Together, they set out to one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth.  However, nothing prepared them for what they were about to discover.  Following the trail of evidence, Mike finds proof that the hikers were not alone – a photograph, taken by one of the hikers a day before they died that suggests that they encountered a Yeti.  But just how far will they go to find the answers?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Meet the New Stars of the Next Bigfoot Comedy

Left to Right: Oscar (Adam Herschman), Samson (Neil Flynn), Nigel (Paul Brittain)

The movie is called Nigel & Oscar vs. The Sasquatch and is set to be released in 2015. The story seems to pivot around two Bigfoot nerds, Nigel (Paul Brittain) and Oscar (Adam Herschman), who lose their guide while looking for Sasquatch. They compete against a rival named Claus (Tim Meadows).

It will be done in the style of a documentary comedy, but I love any excuse to use the portmanteau mockumentary (almost as much as I like to use the word portmanteau).

The official Synopsis written by the director Drew Hall:
Uber geeks Nigel and Oscar want nothing more than to capture definitive evidence of a Sasquatch. When their guide bails on them, they must resort to using a mis-matched group of outdoor enthusiasts. Meanwhile, their rival Claus, also on the hunt for the "Squatch", races to beat them to the prize in this documentary style comedy.
- Written by Drew Hall
Here's the announcement at The
“Saturday Night Live” alum Paul Brittain, Adam Herschman (“Hot Tub Time Machine 2”), Neil Flynn (“Scrubs”) and Christine Bently (“Shark Night 3D”) are set to star in the indie comedy “Nigel and Oscar vs. the Sasquatch,” TheWrap has learned.
Frame 29 Films and Mudbrick Media are teaming on the project, which Drew Hall is directing from a script by James Weldon. Production is already under way in Alabama, with shooting set to take place in Cheaha State Park.
And it is true if you are in Alabama they are looking for movie extras. Read a excerpt below from
MOBILE, Alabama --  The comic creature feature film "Nigel & Oscar vs. the Sasquatch" will be filming in Mobile next week, and according to the Mobile Film Office website, the production is seeking locals for stand-in and extra roles.
Here's what they need:
1. A blonde female stand in around 5'8" to work Monday, May 19 through Wednesday, May 21. Must be available all three days. Pay rate is $125 a day.
2. Extras ages eight and up to work Tuesday, May 20 through Friday, May 30. Each extra will work one day each. Pay rate is $80 a day. Read more for your chance to star in Nigel & Oscar vs. The Sasquatch

Monday, May 5, 2014

MAY 18th HopsSquatch Derek Randles and the Olympic Project Team

Derek Randles and his Team will Talk about Efforts to Predict Bigfoot Behavior
You have seen Derek, his Olympic Project team, and research area on all the major Bigfoot TV shows and specials; MonsterQuest, Finding Bigfoot and most recently on the National Geographic and BBC special regarding Bigfoot DNA. Dr. Jeff Meldrum has recently announced the upcoming Olympic Project participation with the History Channel.

Sunday, May 18th
TIME: 12:30-3:00
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Derek Randles and the Olympic Project Team

Don't miss this chance to see how great leadership, cooperation and organization (a rare commodity in Bigfoot circles) produces the best outcomes in Bigfoot research. 

Derek and his Olympic Project team has some of the best documented research in North America. The center of Olympic Project research was picked for the diversity of landscape and the hotbed of several quality sightings. 

With dozens of game cams, audio recordings, advanced audio analysis by David Ellis, not to mention an active team, there will be plenty of potential evidence for Derek and his team to share.

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