Monday, November 10, 2014

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T-Shirt designed by Sara Brown and proceeds help fund Sasquatch research
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

HopsSquatch Presents Ape Canyon Found and Cliff Barackman's Band!

recreation of the Ape canyon Cabin
"...when you have the site down. It's just the classic DUH!. Because all the clues start cascading in to place and it all makes sense." --Marc Myrsell

HopsSquatch will finish off the year with a 90-year old Sasquatch mystery and Cliff Barackman's musical performance.

DATE: Sunday, November 16th
TIME: 12:30-4:00
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Marc Myrsell and Cliff Barackman

After almost a century of mystery, the location of scariest Bigfoot encounter in the cannon of Sasquatch history has been rediscovered. How it was found and what is still left at the mining claim that was attacked by "apemen" is coming to Portland's HopsSquatch.

For the better part of the last five years Marc Myrsell and his team of investigators have been trying to find the cabin where four miners held their ground against an attack of "ape men" and "mountain devils". Known to most bigfooters as the Ape Canyon Incident, it was news that spread like wildfire once it was published on July 16, 1924 in an issue of The Oregonian. Fred Beck, one of the miners, said the attack was precipitated by the killing of one of the Apemen earlier in the day.

Much to his mother's chagrin, Marc has had a penchant for the unexplained; for the extra natural. A small number of years ago, Marc instigated a research project to explore the story of the 1924 Ape Canyon attack, as if it had never been publicized, as if nobody had never heard about it, starting from scratch. What came of it was a fresh approach to the story, with a story full of undisclosed details, nuance, and a punchline or two at the end; most importantly, the re-discovery of the site itself in 2013, the re-discovery of the site of the most infamous Sasquatch attack in modern history.

Marc is a life-long land surveyor in Oregon and Washington, having been trained in the profession by his father. Currently, being virtually unemployable, he runs the family land surveying business along with operating Washington State's historic Westport Aquarium in Westport, Washington.

 Xray Dispersion Analysis  will determine the date of the spoon

Through perseverance Marc Myrsell had had to glean from several sources and has enough evidence that he may have found the site, including a log that was part of the 20 ft side of the canyon.

Marc Myrsell invited Cliff Barackman from Finding Bigfoot to the site
Cliff Barackman will also attend at this end-of-year hopsSquatch extravaganza by playing live music with his three-piece band.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Houston Press: Ken Gerhard is Skeptical but Open Minded about Bigfoot

Photo Credit: Josh Huskin/Houston Press
"Cryptozoology is based on scientific process...Even though it's a discipline that deals with bizarre possibilities, it was designed by zoologists." --Ken Gerhard

In an in-depth article by the Houston Press, journalist Jef Rouner gives us four pages of great reporting. Below are a few of the highlights from the article.

Modern-day sasquatchploitation is very different from things like Leonard Nimoy's In Search of..., the show that first inspired Gerhard as a child. Finding Bigfoot, now in its fifth season, is one of Animal Planet's most watched shows despite criticism by researchers that the program is scripted and overly sensational. Gerhard learned early on to be very careful with which invitations he accepts to appear on television to discuss Bigfoot, lest he end up appearing different from the way he intended once the footage is edited.

"The field keeps getting black eyes from fictional stories portrayed as fact," he says. "Lots of very terrible shows full of actors running around pretending to hunt monsters. It's train-wreck television."
Gerhard's approach is different. He moved to San Antonio eight years ago to be closer to the majority of Bigfoot sightings in Texas and maximize the number he could investigate in the field. His apartment is covered in maps on which he marks with push pins each sighting or report he finds out about. He looks for clusters from multiple sources, indicators that something has enough of a presence that it's unlikely to be the result of widespread misidentification or hoaxsters. The best candidates feature nearly identical stories and descriptions from unrelated individuals.

"I'll give Ken credit for actually going out into the field," says Chester Moore, a wildlife journalist who mentored Gerhard when he started out and helped him prepare for a trip to Belize to investigate Bigfoot sightings there. "There aren't a lot of guys who do actually get out and dig around, and that is what matters. He definitely has a passion for it. Ken is aggressive in his pursuit."

There's a Bigfoot sighting right here in Houston that he's been meaning to come look at in person. A couple jogging in Terry Hershey Park who had a penchant for venturing off the path into wooded areas had a frightful encounter three years ago.

"It happened on Sunday, April 2, 2011," says Gerhard. "JM (Not his real name) and his girlfriend were near a creek and spotted a caved-in area on the shore. At first they thought it was a very tall homeless man, but he didn't look quite normal. Somehow inhuman. He had a hairy face and large black eyes. Startled by the couple, it ran. A few days later, they returned to find some hair, which I have not had for analysis yet, and a half-eaten fish. It was tall and thin, and there was a foul smell around the area." The couple also described low-pitched grunts and moans.

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