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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Possible Thylacine Caught on Video?


I posted earlier today about Nick Redfern's new Mysterious Universe post about bipedal wolves, Dogmen, and thylacines. It may be a coincidence, but there was a post on Bigfoot Evidence today about a video of a possible thylacine. The video is above. 

Is this a Bigfoot? New Video from Indiana Ridge

Bigfoot - Believers Only has a new video on YouTube that purportedly show a Sasquatch. You can watch the video below.





Finding Bigfoot on DESTINATION AMERICA Now!!

Finding Bigfoot is playing on DESTINATION AMERICA(not Animal Planet) right now! Currently the "Buckeye Bigfoot" episode is on. The others that will be on are listed below.


Bipedal Thylacines, Bipedal Wolves, and Dogmen



Imagine running into a bipedal creature that looks like a man, but has the head of a wolf. If any of you readers have looked at this blog before you probably know that I've written a lot about Dogmen, which I think are becoming the "next big thing" in cryptozoology.

Dogmen are usually described as about seven feet tall, with extremely muscular bodies, elongated wolf paws for feet and hands, German Shepard-like heads, and sometimes tails. Yeah, these things are not the same thing as Bigfoot. Dogmen are seen all over the United States, and are sometimes seen near where humans live. These things are mean, too.


Leonard Nimoy has Passed



Leonard Nimoy passed away yesterday. Nimoy is best know for his role of Spock on Star Trek, but he was also the host of In Search Of... , a show about cryptids and other unexplained things that ran from 1977 to 1982. He also hosted Ancient Mysteries, and the Bigfoot episode of that series is one of my favorite Bigfoot documentaries ever.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Book Review: Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook by Stan Gordon

Today, I finished Stan Gordon's book Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook. The book came out in 2010 and is about the flap of Bigfoot and UFO sightings in Pennsylvania in 1973 and 1974.


Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot
Casebook

For those who don't know, a "flap" is a period of time (it can be a few weeks, months, or even a few years) when something strange(examples: UFOs and Bigfoot) is seen quite a lot in a certain area. Other examples of flaps include the MoMo in Missouri and the Jersey Devil.

Back to Silent Invasion, though. In 1973 and '74 there were tons of Bigfoot and UFO sightings all over Pennsylvania. Sometimes there would be many sightings in just one day! Some sightings were very strange: Bigfoot and UFOs seen at the same time and place, a white Bigfoot holding a glwoing orb(and a UFO sighting later), Bigfoots disappearing after they were shot at close range, and even one sighting involved a Bigfoot - but only from the waist up!

Stan had a research group at the time called the WCUFOSG and they investigated many of the sightings at the time. Some other things that happened include paranormal activity and Men in Black encounters. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in Bigfoot or UFOs.


Author Stan Gordon, UFO/Cryptid investigator


For more on UFOs and Bigfoot see my earlier post The Bigfoot-UFO Connection.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Monsters and Mysteries Tomorrow



It appears that Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America has moved to Wednesdays instead of Saturdays, which stinks for me, because it means I can't watch it when it premiers anymore. It doesn't really matter, though, 'cause I can still record it on the DVR. The episode on tomorrow sounds like it will be a good one.


Monsters and Mysteries in America: "Mill Race Monster, Toxic Rain, Devil Dogs" airs tomorrow at 10 PM on Destination America. I posted about one of the creatures in the episode, the Mill Race Monster, back in November, on the anniversary of the sightings. The Mill Race Monster is sort of like a Bigfoot creature, and I think Toxic Rain and Devil Dogs are pretty self explanatory.

Destination America is also having a marathon of Monsters and Mysteries on before and after the episode.

WEDNESDAY

Monsters and Mysteries in America: "Men in Back Special" is on from 5 PM to 6 PM.

Monsters and Mysteries in America: "Florida Zombie, Dybbuk, Shenango Dog Boy" is on from 6 PM to 7 PM.

Monsters and Mysteries in America: "Sabine Thing, Lightning Psychic" is on from 7 PM to 8 PM.

Monsters and Mysteries in America: "Tennessee Wildman, Subterranean Reptoid" is on from 8 PM to 9 PM.

Monsters and Mysteries in America: "Vermont Pigman, Bridge Where I Died, Project Satrgate" is on from 9 PM to 10 PM.

NEW Monsters and Mysteries in America: "Mill Race Monster, Toxic Rain, Devil Dogs" is on from 10 PM to 11 PM.

Monsters and Mysteries in America: "Tennessee Wildman, Subterranean Reptoid" is on from 11 PM to 12 AM.

THURSDAY


Monsters and Mysteries in America: "Vermont Pigman, Bridge Where I Died, Project Stargate" is on from 12 AM to 1 AM.

Monsters and Mysteries in America: "Mill Race Monster, Toxic Rain, Devil Dogs" is on from 1 AM to 2 AM.

Monsters and Mysteries in America: "Sabine Thing, Lightning Psychic" is on from 2 AM to 3 AM.



Another Cryptid U.S. Update

Yesterday I posted an update on my book Cryptid U.S.: Tales of Bigfoot, Lake Monsters, and More From Across America. I was getting ready to load the book file onto the publishing site and I did, and it worked. I got the OK from the publisher and now I'm getting into the last few steps of publishing and it should be out soon. If everything goes good and it comes out it will be available on Amazon, Amazon UK, and the CreateSpace store. Be watching for another update sometime soon!

Monday, February 23, 2015

More Book News

Some of the people reading this may have seen some of my earlier posts about my book Cryptid U.S.: Tales of Bigfoot, Lake Monsters, and More from Across America. The last time I posted about it was when I was in the publishing process, and I still am, but I think I have a huge update this time.
Cover image for Cryptid U.S.!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

History of the Dogman

I just saw that Joedy Cook has a new book out called History of the Dogman. The book description says it is about the history of dog-headed men around the 15th and 17th centuries.



Creature Weekend 2015 Speakers!



Creature Weekend is coming up from May 1-3 at Salt Fork State Park. This is going to be the fourth Creature Weekend and I will be going to the event, and I'm glad I am, because it looks like it's going to be awesome. Speakers are already announced, and they are listed below:

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Bigfoot-UFO Connection



Many people believe that the creatures called Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Skunk Ape, MoMo, Grassman, Oh-Mah, etc. live in the wilds of North America. Some say that these creatures aren't real. Others think they are remnants of Gigantopithecus that came to North America on the land bridge connecting it to Asia a few thousand years ago. Some Native Americans, however, think the Bigfoot creatures are something spiritual. But, starting in the '60s and '70s, a new aspect of the Bigfoot phenomenon appeared, and that was the connection to UFOs.


The general public had known about Bigfoot for about 16 years. It was 1973, and residents of Pennsylvania started reporting strange encounters with large, hairy, man-like creatures. At the same time, there were tons of reports of strange objects and lights being seen in the sky. The great Bigfoot/UFO flap of 1973 had begun.

The reports had actually begun a year before in 1972. At the time several people had reported seeing UFOs, and others reported seeing mysterious ape-like beings. That fall, some people near Latrobe, Pennsylvania, saw a black haired, chimpanzee-like animal on two legs climb over a guard rail. Later, other residents saw what they thought was a gorilla.  A family reported hearing strange sounds outside one night, and the next day they found a strange footprint.
Cast of a three toed footprint found in Pennsylvania during
the Bigfoot-UFO flap
Things really took off the next year, when Bigfoot creatures and UFOs were reported all the time to Stan Gordon's research group the WCUFOSG, a lot of times many days in a row and also many reports on the same day. Lots were of people seeing Bigfoots, and lots were of people seeing strange lights in the sky. Some reports, however, were very odd. In one, the witness say Bigfoots coming off of a UFO. In another, two teenage girls saw a white Bigfoot holding a glowing orb in one hand. Their father investigated when they came home and saw a strange object moving in the sky that shot a beam of light down to the ground. In another report, several people saw a UFO flying over a farm. One witness was the son of the people who lived there, and the others were family members and a few neighbors. The UFO landed in a field and the man and two others went out to investigate. They saw two Bigfoot creatures, one bigger than the other. The man fired a gun at the two creatures, but it did nothing. They called the police, who later contacted the WCUFOSG and Stan Gordon. When Stan went to investigate later that night(about 1 AM) the animals on the farm were still acting strange. The UFO had left a glowing circle in the field, and although it was now gone, the animals would not go near that area. When Stan was there investigating, the main witness, Steve, began acting strange. He started growling and screaming like a wild animal and was running around like a nut. He growled at the other people there several times and it took multiple people to get a hold of him, and he threw them to the ground with ease. He then fell flat on his face and was out cold. When he regained consciousness he remembered the encounter with the creature but not when he acted strange. He did remember, however, seeing a man dressed in a black robe and black hat carrying a sickle. The man or whatever it was told Steve the world would end if humanity didn't change its ways.

Later Stan asked Steve if he wanted to be hypnotized to see if it could make him remember more about that night. When he did, Steve asked why they wanted to hypnotize him again, but they never had. Steve said he was visited by two men who had hypnotized him and shown him pictures of UFOs and Bigfoot creatures like the ones he had seen. Many think those men were MIB.

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MIBs: What do they want with
UFOs and Bigfoot?

Are these instances proof that Bigfoot and UFOs are related? There were many, many, many other sightings in Pennsylvania in 1973 and 1974 and there have been other UFO-Bigfoot instances elsewhere. There have even been some reports of  Dogmen being seen with UFOs.

Monsters and Mysteries in America had two episodes on the Pennsylvania sightings within the last year. In 2010, Stan Gordon published a book on the UFO-Bigfoot sightings that I am currently reading called Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania Ufo-Bigfoot Casebook. So far the book has been very good. Expect a review of it on here sometime soon. I have also started a UFO blog called UFO Zone. A few weeks ago I saw UFOs: Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape and UFOs: Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape 2 on Destination America and that has really gotten me interested in UFOs.  But, having said that, don't expect me to stop posting about cryptozoology on here. I still do more with that than UFOs.



Now, reader, what do you think? Are Bigfoot and UFOs connected in some way, or are they two totally separate things? Why would Men In Black come after a sighting of a UFO and two Bigfoots? Maybe the answer is hiding somewhere out in the woods, or out in the stars.

Here's a quick video on UFOs and Bigfoot:



Cryptids of the Week: 2/15 - 2/21, 2015

Welcome to the 12th Cryptids of the Week! These are the two cryptids chosen for the week of Feb. 15 thru 21, 2015.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Are Cryptids Something More than 'Normal' Animals?


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Some people think that cryptids aren't just any "normal" animals you'd find in the woods. Some think that things like Mothman and Owlman are something supernatural, the same goes for Bigfoot- some think it is magical or possibly an alien. I haven't even said anything about the Loch Ness Monster yet.

Yes, we're getting into weird stuff now.

Giant Catfish, Possibly of the Cryptid Kind

Giant Catfish are real, but they still have a connection to Cryptozoology. Recently a HUGE catfish was caught in Italy. You can see how big it was in the image below...…




This fish is 8 feet 9 inches long and weighs 266 pounds!

That's one big fish in India. But gigantic catfish have been reported other places as well. Loren Coleman has a whole chapter on the huge fish in his book Mysterious America.  One giant catfish discussed is the one seen in Lake Decatuer, in Illinois.

This photo shows that there can be giants of animal species. Other cryptozoological creatures said to be huge include giant snakes, giant spiders, giant bats, and giant octopi. If a catfish can get this big, why can't other animal do the same?

The BFRO

The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization was founded in 1995 by Matt Moneymaker, who is now star/host of Animal Planet's extremely popular Finding Bigfoot, along with Cliff Barackman, Ranae Holland, and James "Bobo" Fay. The BFRO has many members from around the country and the organization has several big expeditions each year. They have a website where they post news and lots(and I mean LOTS) of sightings of sasquatches from all over.

Some of the BFRO's expeditions are open to non-members. Non-member expeditions this year will be in Washington, Oregon, California(2), Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, New Jersey, and New York.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Nessie has Another Cousin: The Loch Awe Monster

There are A LOT of Lake Monsters in Scotland. There's Nessie, Morag, Lizzie, and others. But, did you know that there is another monster in Loch Awe, the third  largest lake in Scotlad?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sasquatch: The Swimming Ape

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An ape swimming


Some primates can swim. Humans can, and a chimpanzee and an orangutan that were raised by humans were seen to swim and dive in 2013.  There are actually quite a few reports of sasquatches being seen in water or swimming.

Monsters and Mysteries in America Tomorrow Night

There wasn't a new Monsters and Mysteries in America on Saturday night, but don't worry, because there is going to be a new episode tomorrow. The episode is "Vermont Pigman, Bridge Where I Died, Project Stargate" and will air at 10 PM, Feb. 18, 2015 on Destination America.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lots of Crypto Books in 2015

There were a lot of cryptozoology books that came out in 2014, and it looks like 2015 will have just as many good ones.

Loren Coleman has already posted on his blog twice about the books coming out this year, and I'm spreading the news here, 'cause I like books. A lot. Here's some books that have come out or are coming out this year:

In Search of Lake Monsters
Revised and Updated version
by Peter Costello
with new introduction by Loren Coleman and new preface by Bernard Heuvelmans

Discovering Cadborosaurus
by Paul LeBlond, John Kirk III, and Jason Walton

The Asian Wild Man
by JeanPaul Debenat


Lots of books in the 'Loren Coleman Presents' series, including Sea Monsters Unmasked, Sea Fables Explained, The Werewolf, Curious Creatures in Zoology, and others.

Beyond Bigfoot: The Transformation of Cryptozoology
by Loren Coleman

The Passenger Pigeon
by Errol Fuller

The Spotted Lion
republished by Coachwhip Publications
by Kenneth Gander Dowd

Cryptozoology Anthology
by Robert Deis, David Coleman, and Wyatt Doyle 

The Nature of the Beast
previously titled The Yeti Enigma
by Brian Sykes

Nick Redfern also has a few crypto books in the works, including the following:


Chupacabra Road Trip: In Search of the Elusive Beast
by Nick Redfern

The Bigfoot Book: The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti, and Cryptid Primates
by Nick Redfern

UPDATE: 2/22/15
History of the Dogman
by Joedy Cook

The Mind of the Sasquatch and the Secret to their Success
by Christopher Noel

UPDATE: 3/9/15
Shadows in the Woods: A Chronicle of Bigfoot in Maine
by Daniel S. Green

UPDATE: 3/19/15
Monster Hunters:
 On the Trail with Ghost Hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and Other Paranormal Investigaors
by Tea Krulos


UPDATE: 4/19/15
Strange Creatures Seldom Seen: Giant Beavers, Sasquatch, Manipogos, and Other Mystery Animals in Manitoba and Beyond
By John Warms

The Journal of Cryptozoology: Volume Three
Edited by Karl Shuker

UPDATE: 4/25/15
The Oregon Bigfoot Highway:
 Over a Century of Bigfoot tales along Oregon's National Scenic Byway No. 5
By Joe Beelart and Cliff Olson

Here's Nessie! A Monstrous Compendium From Loch Ness
By Karl Shuker
(out sometime later this year)

Facing the Big Hairy Monkey-Thing:
Looking for Sasquatch in the Real World
by Jim Sherman

UPDATE: 4/29/15
The Sasquatch Seeker's Field Manual:
Using Citizen Science to Uncover North America's Most Elusive Creature
By David George Gordon

UPDATE: 5/9/15
Cryptid U.S.: Tales of Bigfoot, Lake Monsters, and More From Across America
By Tyler Houck

UPDATE: 5/25/15
Hiking Sasquatch Country: Exploring Bigfoot's Backyard
By Wendy Swanson and Gary Swanson

UPDATE: 6/1/15
Bigfoot Witness
By Thomas Marcum

UPDATE: 6/11/15
Bigfoot Basic Handbook: Guide to Bigfoot Research
By Steve A. Abney and Violet G. Abney

UPDATE: 6/18/15
Edges of Science 
By Thom Powell

UPDATE: 6/29/15
Cryptozoology: Cryptid Sightings, Stories, Evidence, Hoaxes, and More.
An Armchair Hunter's Basic Guide
By Rex Cutty

Creepy Cases: Humanoid & Cryptid Encounters - Volume One
By Eldrithch James

UPDATE: 6/30/15
Unexplained World of the Chestnut Ridge: 
A Hike Through the Goblin Universe of the Laurel Highlands
By Ronald L. Murphy, Jr.

Strange West Virginia Monsters
By Michael Newton

UPDATE: 7/4/15
Dogman: Werewolf Encounters in Northeastern America
By Joedy Cook

UPDATE: 7/6/15
The Amazing History of Monsters:
Discover Creatures Beyond Your Wildest Imagination, In Over 300 Exciting Pictures
By Fiona MacDonald (With consultant Dr. Karl Shuker)
(Available October 7)

UPDATE: 7/7/15
Sheepsquatch
By George Dudding

UPDATE: 7/14/15
Fun with Cryptid Creatures
By Scott C. Marlowe

UPDATE: 7/16/15
Kohuneje: Sketches of an Encounter with Dogman
By Anthony J. Chaney

UPDATE: 7/17/15
A Manifestation of Monsters
By Karl P.N. Shuker

Seeking Bigfoot
By Michael Newton

UPDATE: 7/21/15
Enduring Mysteries: Loch Ness Monster
By Ken Karst

UPDATE: 7/25/15
Hidden Encounters: 
More Bigfoot Stories from Southeastern Ohio and Beyond
By Doug Waller

Chronicles of the Unexplained:
True Stories of Haunted Houses, Bigfoot, and Other Paranormal Encounters
By Gary Gillespie


UPDATE: 7/28/15
Loch Ness Monster:
The Legendary Stories of the Loch Ness Monster From an Unbiased View
By Elgin Cook

UPDATE: 7/30/15
The Hunt for Bigfoot
By Peter Byrne

UPDATE: 8/4/15
Loch Ness: From Out of the Depths: 
Original Newspaper Accounts of the Rise of the Loch Ness Monster
1933-1934
Edited/Compiled By Patrick J. Gallagher

The Monsters of Loch Ness
By Malcolm Robinson
(Out sometime soon)

UPDATE: 8/17/15
Bigfoot Field Guide: Audio Analysis in Bigfoot Research (Volume 1)
By Izzy Gutierrez

Bigfoot Field Guide: Audio Analysis in Bigfoot Research (Volume 2)
By Izzy Gutierrez

Bigfoot 2: The West Virginia Stomping Grounds
By George Dudding

Bigfoot 3: The West Virginia Toehold
By George Dudding

Is the Loch Ness Monster Real?
By Allison Lassieur
(Out Sept. 1)

Finding Bigfoot Indoors
By Rob Knopka

UPDATE: 8/20/15
Men in Black:
 Personal Stories and Eerie Adventures
By Nick Redfern

UPDATE: 8/27/15
A Monstrous Commotion: 
The Mysteries of Loch Ness
By Gareth Willaims

UPDATE: 9/4/15
Astonishing Encounters: Pennsylvania's Unknown Creatures,
Casebook 3
By Stan Gordon

UPDATE: 9/17/15
Bigfoot Behavior (REVISED) Volume 1
By Ray Crowe

Bigfoot Behavior Volume 2
By Ray Crowe

Bigfoot Behavior Volume 3
By Ray Crowe

UPDATE: 10/18/15
Bigfoot Still Lives in Idaho
By Becky Cook

Man & Dinosaurs: Coexistence The Evidence
By Stephen Johnson

UPDATE: 11/16/15
In the Footsteps of the Russian Snowman
 (3rd Edition)
By Dmitri Bayanov

UPDATE: 12/14/15
Bigfoot in Evolutionary Perspective:
The Hidden Life of a North American Hominin
By T. A. Wilson

UPDATE: 12/19/15
The Legend of Bigfoot:
History, Mythos and Reality
By Geraldo B. Torres

I know Loren might have a few more books out this year, including Loren Coleman's Cryptozoology and The International Cryptozoology Museum Journal. Doug Waller of SOSBI should also have his second book out this year. (Check July 25 update.) Ken Gerhard will have his 4th book out later in 2015. Once I get some of these books I'll review them on here. It looks like we're going to have a lot of good ones this year! At the end of the year or early in 2016 I'll be posting what I think are the best cryptozoology books of 2015 from the ones I'm able to get.

DECEMBER 26 UPDATE: You can check out my list of what I thought were the best cryptozoology books of 2015 (from the ones I got) here.
Loren Coleman also posted his list of the Best Cryptozoology Books of 2015 on CryptoZooNews.

Like my list of the Crypto books of 2014, this post will be updated over time.