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Missing in Alaska: "Hunted by the Hairy Man"

Missing in Alaska: "Hunted by the Hairy Man" premieres tonight at 10 PM on the History Channel. It looks like this episode is about Bigfoot!

Here's the episode description:

"Tales of Bigfoot sightings are reported globally but the Alaskan version is the most extreme, standing over 14 feet. Is this massive, aggressive creature targeting people in the Alaska Triangle? Cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard and team try to track down the beast, hoping to learn how this monster remains so elusive."
I thought the first episode of Missing in Alaska,  "Vanished in a Vortex," was very good. I'll probably like this one even more since it is about a cryptid!

Be sure to check out Missing in Alaska, tonight at 10 on the History Channel!


Washington State Trooper Says "I Feed Bigfoots and They Have a Language"

Another story about the police and Bigfoot!

A former Washington State Trooper claims he feeds several Bigfoots apples, carrots, beef jerky, cookies, and candy bars. He says he was looking for a mine in the mountains and came across the Bigfoots in 2009.

He says "I have been as close as 20 feet to some of them." He also says they have a language.

"They sounded similar to Native Americans and Asian mix." He claims he "speaks some Asian and Native American Salish himself." Of course Bigfoots would communicate with languages this guy can understand.

You can check out the rest of this a Disclose.tv…

They do say they got their info from cryptozoologynews.com, and stuff on there is actually fake. I have a little on that in my book, and you can find out more here and here on this blog. I could't find a link to the CZ News article on the disclose.tv site, but I didn't really bother to anyway.

The first link in this post is to another post on Tyler's C…

Batsquatch: Bat? Bigfoot? Or Both?

The cryptid called "Batsquatch" is one of the weirdest ones you'll hear of. It is kind of like a bat…. and kind of like a Bigfoot. But, what is it really? Truthfully, its a cryptid… so no one really knows. But, it definitely is something very strange.



SIGHTING OF A FLYING MONSTER

At 9:30 AM, on April 19, 1994, Brian Canfield, and 18 year old high school student, was driving to his home near Mt. Rainier in Washington State. As he was driving, his truck suddenly died. Right after it did, he saw something terrifying thirty feet ahead.

Something had just come out of the sky and landed in from of his truck. The thing stood absolutely still, on its hind legs only. It was at least nine feet tall, had bluish colored fur all over it, and had a wolf-like face. Its eyes were yellow with "half-moon pupils", and it had tufted ears, a large mouth full of sharp teeth, feet like a bird's, powerful arms, and hands with fingers. Perhaps the scariest part - it had a huge pair o…

Police Officer Sees and Photographs a Sasquatch?

A Scranton, Pennsylvania, police officer says he saw Bigfoot in McDade Park, claims the NYC Daily News. 

Here's what he said:

"My name is Scranton Police Officer Xxxxx Xxxxx and I am an eight year veteran, so please keep my name out. "A few days ago I was driving in patrol toward McDade Park in Scranton PA.  It was late at night I was just checking the park making sure all was ok and I just noticed a very dark object leaning over the edge of the road near the pool as I drove pass. I passed extremely close to the object - close enough for me to feel shocked to see a large hairy section of well muscled leg and a big hairy wrist and hand as the creature turned I screamed and grabbed by cell to snap and pic and my gun. I slammed on the brakes and I was ready to shoot I'm combat trained, I have a weapon, I just had to see what the h*** it was! I wanted to see the entire thing for myself - but what can I say. Whatever it was for me either was a monkey a huge one or a bigfo…

Reviewing The Mothman Prophecies

In 2002, the movie The Mothman Prophecies hit theaters. It was based on a nonfiction book by UFO/crypto investigator John A. Keel. Keel, who passed away in 2009, investigated all the Mothman/UFO/MIB and everything else strange in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in 1966 and 1967. He is the author of several other books on UFOs/monsters, and The Mothman Prophecies was published in 1975.

The Mothman Prophecies isn't all about West Virginia's man-like flying monster. Actually, most of it isn't about Mothman at all. Keel's book is also about UFOs, MIB, and everything else weird like that. He talks about many contactees who have met "alien" beings, and tells all their stories. He also had many strange experiences of his own. During the "Year of the Garuda", as Keel called it, from November 15, 1966 to December 15, 1967 there were lots of weird things going on in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and other places as well. Every night, people would go to the TNT…

A Demon in Dover? Part 2: The Mannegishi and the Dover Demon

DOVER DEMON SIGHTINGS AND INVESTIGATIONS

In part one of this post, we discussed the sightings of the Dover Demon in Dover, Massachusetts, on the nights of April 21 and 22, 1977. Here is a quick recap: at 10:30 PM on the 21st, Bill Bartlett was driving with some friends when he saw the Demon climbing on a rock wall. About two hours later, John Baxter was walking home and chased the thing down into a gully. His description matched Bartlett's. Both witnesses drew a sketch of what they saw and they both show the same thing.

On the night of the 22nd, Abby Brabham and Will Taintor were driving 2.4 miles from where Bartlett had his sighting. Abby saw the Demon and Will caught a quick glimpse. The other witnesses said the thing they saw had orange eyes, but Abby insisted that the thing she saw had green ones.

Later, cryptozoologist Loren Coleman came to interview the witnesses. Most people thought they were telling the truth. I also mentioned several theories for what the Demon might be: …

A Demon in Dover? Part 1

The Dover Demon is perhaps one of the strangest creatures in cryptozoology. For two nights in 1977, this strange entity was seen around the town of Dover, Massachusetts.

THE FIRST SIGHTING

On April 21, 1977, three friends, Bill Bartlett, Mike Mazzocca, and Andy Brodie were driving down Farm Street in Dover at 10:30 PM. Bartlett was driving, and as they drove past a structure called the Farm Street Wall, he noticed what he thought was a dog or a cat out of the corner of his eye, until the headlights hit it, that is.

It took Bartlett no time at all to realize that he was not looking at someone's pet. As he approached the creature, it turned its large, watermelon-shaped head and looked straight at him with two "large, glassy eyes." The eyes had no eyelids and Bartlett said they looked like "two orange marbles." We went on to describe the creature more: it had no tail, its body and head were about the same size, it had long, spindly arms, legs, hands, and feet, and …

The Dewey Lake Monster

Have you ever heard of the Dewey Lake Monster? If you are someone like me, you may have, but just don't know it. This Bigfoot-like creature is also called the Sister Lakes Monster or the Michigan Bigfoot and was seen near Sister Lakes in Michigan (duh!) in 1964.

Locals to the area had known about the creature for several years until sightings took off in June, 1964. After sightings were reported lots of hunters came into the area to try to bag themselves a Bigfoot. Paul Parrish, the sheriff at the time, once found some giant, human-like footprints. "There were big footprints," He said. "A lot bigger than normal. We took plaster casts of them, but they were in sandy soul and not very clear."

One family said the monster was prowling behind their house on several occasions. They had dogs that would chase off intruders, but they wouldn't go after the creature. (Dogs, even big 'ol mean ones, rarely ever go after Bigfoots. Bigfoots and dogs do not like each o…

Crypto Shows on Destination America Tonight

Some cryptozoology shows are playing on Destination America tonight:

Alaskan Monster Hunt: Hillstranded is on from 8 Pm to 9 PM.

Killing Bigfoot is on from 9 PM to 10 PM.

Bigfoot in America is on from 10 PM to 11 PM.

Check 'em out!


Seth Breedlove is Filming Another Bigfoot Documentary

Seth Breedlove and his crew, who made the Minerva Monster documentary that premiered in May at the Ohio Bigfoot Conference, are now working on another Bigfoot documentary - this time about the Bigfoot encounters from Whitehall, New York. Whitehall is well known to Bigfoot enthusiasts as being a spot with lots of sightings and was recently featured on the season finale of Finding Bigfoot. 

Like with the first film, Breedlove's documentary will take a "different angle" to Bigfoot.

Here's some of what Breedlove has said about the new documentary, from manchesternewspapers.com:

"'It's not going to be anything people in Whitehall have seen before,' Breedlove said. 'So far we've talked with six different witnesses from the famous Abair Road sighting, including Brian Gosselin, whose story is pretty famous. And we had someone approach us off the record who was there that night, which kind of puts a different angle on this.' "Breedlove said …

White Yeti or Brown Yeti?

Pretty much every time you see a Yeti in a movie/TV show, it is white in color. But, do witnesses actually describe Yetis that look like that?

The answer - no, actually.

Most people probably just think Yetis are white because they think they are always seen high in the Himalayas where there is always snow, like Bumble in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. There have been encounters and track finds (like Eric Shipton's, see photo below), but many cryptozoologists think that, if Yetis are real, they actually live in the forests, which is more likely.

Yetis are also not white like Bumble and just about every other Yeti you'll ever see in movies and TV.  Witnesses describe them usually with brown or dark colored hair, just like Bigfoot, Yerens, Yowies, and other man-like cryptids seen around the world.



So, this would be more what a real Yeti would look like:


Missing in Alaska Premieres on History Channel Tonight

Missing in Alaska premieres to tonight at 10 PM on the History Channel.

Here's what Ken Gerhard said about the show on Cryptomundo a while back:

"I'm excited to announce that Friday, July 24th @10pm EST/9pm CST marks the world premiere of the new History Channel TV series - Missing in Alaska! Join me, along with private investigator Jax Menez and acclaimed Tlingit carver/guide Tommy Joseph as we explore the enduring mysteries in the great state of Alaska. There will be many cryptids, of course... as well as UFOs, conspiracies and the paranormal. Check it out! Tell your friends!"
Yes, tell your friends… Missing in Alaskapremieres in twenty minutes!

Below is a video of Ken Gerhard, one of the cast members, and cryptozoologist from Texas, talking about cryptids.


Tonight's episode is "Vanished in a Vortex." Here's the description:

"In 1950, a military transport plane vanished in the Alaska Triangle with 44 people on board, and hasn't been seen …

Will Finding Bigfoot be Over Soon?

If/when Finding Bigfoot will end seems to be in the news a lot lately. We already had the "Finding Bigfoot can't find Bigfoot," (see my post on that here) and now there's more like that.

Yesterday, I saw an article on Examiner.com entitled "'Swamp People' and 'Finding Bigfoot': Knowing when to say when is the key." Since this is a cryptozoology blog, I'm not going to say anything about Swamp People. (Well, that, and I never watch it.)

Here is what Barbie Crafts, "Reality TV Examiner" (is that seriously a job??), and author of the article said about Finding Bigfoot after talking about Swamp People:

"Speaking of comfortable repetition, 'Finding Bigfoot' has had the same basic format for every episode since their debut in 2011. They are riding in a car discussing the upcoming investigation; they have town hall meetings, interviews with witnesses, night investigations, overnight solo investigations and reenactments to…

The Myakka Skunk Ape Photographs

In December of 2000, an anonymous woman sent in two photos she had taken to the Sarasota County, Florida, sherrif's department. The woman said they had been seeing the animal for a few months. The woman called the creature an "orangutan" and said that for two nights prior to her taking the photos it had come to her porch and taken apples that her daughter had brought from up north.

It was very dark one night when she heard a "whoop" noise coming from the backyard. She went out with her camera and pointed it at the hedge row behind her house. "I didn't even see it as I took the first picture because it was so dark. As soon as the flash went off for the second time, it stood up and started to move. I then heard the orangutan walk off into the woods." She said in her anonymous letter to the police. The creature was "about 6 1/2 to 7 feet tall in a kneeling position" and it had "an awful smell." (Since when do Skunk Apes smell nice…

Book Review: Tribal Bigfoot by David Paulides

*You can see my review of Paulides' first book, The Hoopa Project, here.*

Tribal Bigfootis David Paulides' second book on the mysterious, man-like thing seen all over North America. In his book he does not stay in just one community, but goes to several counties with lots of sightings in California, and also to Minnesota and Oklahoma.

Like he did with his first book, Paulides brought in forensic sketch artist Harvey Pratt to do drawings of the bigfoots the witnesses saw. They did the second round of drawings before Paulides' first book was released, and no one saw the drawings except for the witnesses. You'll be amazed at how similar they all are, and at how the Bigfoots look. They don't really look ape-like at all, even though that's what many people think when they think 'sasquatch.'

The bulk of the book is filled with interviews with Bigfoot witnesses. Paulides and his group, North America Bigfoot Search (NABS), have found some associations with Bigfo…

Dave Shealy and the Skunk Ape Research Headquaters

Dave Shealy is the owner of the Skunk Ape Headquarters in Ochopee, Florida. According to people, like Loren Coleman, Shealy is a great guy to meet. But, he's a hoaxer. He'll even admit it. In 1998 he claimed he caught the Skunk Ape on film, but it was just his brother in a suit. He has even made people think the Skunk Ape is really just like a bigfoot you'd see in the Pacific Northwest, when in reality many people described the Skunk Ape as something like a chimpanzee.

This is a video of these two guys' trip to the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters in Ochopee, Florida. Even though Shealy hoaxed his video, his Skunk Ape Headquarters seems to be a really cool place, and, he does seem like a nice guy. The Skunk Ape Headquarters looks like a place I'd want to go someday.

Be on the lookout for more on the Skunk Ape coming to Tyler's Cryptozoo soon.


The Bigfoot Book

Not only does he have Chupacabra Road Trip coming in September, but Nick Redfern also has a book on Bigfoot coming the same month! It is The Bigfoot Book: The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti, and  Cryptid Primates. It isn't a short rundown of stuff everyone knows on Bigfoot - the book is 400 pages long.

Here's the description of The Bigfoot Book:

"Does a hulking, hairy, 800-pound, nine-foot tall, elusive primate roam the woods and forests throughout North America - and the world? What should we make of the grainy videos and photos and the thousands of eyewitness reports? Audio-recordings exist purporting to be the creatures' eerie chatter and bone-chilling screaming. Whether called Sasquatch, Yeti, Bigfoot, or something else, bipedal primates appear in folklore, legends, and eyewitness accounts in every state of the union and many places around the world. The fascination with the man-beast is stronger than ever in today's pop culture. "Exploring the history, …

The Sea Serpent of Gloucester

If you read any book on sea serpents/lake monsters, you will probably read something about the Gloucester Sea Serpent.

There were many sightings of the creature in 1817 in Gloucester Harbor, in Massachusetts. Nick Redfern has a new Mysterious Universe article about this cryptid, "Profiling the Gloucester Sea Serpent."

It starts out like this:

"Sightings of so-called Sea Serpents abound within the domain of monster hunting. More often than not, they are encounters of a fleeting, one-time nature. But not always. One of the most enduring of all such leviathans of the deep is that which haunts the port of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and which is situated just north of the city of Boston. "So far as can be determined, the earliest report of the Gloucester Sea Serpent dates from 1638. The witness was a man named John Josselyn, who said: 'They took me of a sea serpent, or snake,  that lay quoiled [sic] up like a cable upon the rock at Cape Ann; a boat passing by with …

Do Bigfoots Communicate with Wood Knocks?

This is one of Jim Sherman's (LordCryptid on Youtube) videos. The video is about Bigfoots using wood knocks to communicate with each other. On all the TV shows like Finding Bigfoot today, you always see the Bigfoot hunters using sticks and bats and other things to hit on trees to make a loud wood knock to see if a Bigfoot will respond. But, does it really work? Actually, it might! Towards the end of the video Sherman plays some audio of strange wood knocks. Were they really caused by Bigfoot?



Check out this cool Bigfoot Video

This short video is of an author of Tales of the Cryptids talking about Bigfoot. It is a great video, pretty much Bigfoot 101 in three minutes. Check it out!

Another Sasquatch Field Guide!

Jeff Meldrum is working on a book about Bigfoot-like creatures from around the world, and is also working on a second field guide for the creatures.

Here's what Dr. Meldrum said about the new field guide:

"The production of a second field guide from Paradise City is well underway. the working title for this one is 'Wildmen Around the World.' The goal is to place the sasquatch phenomenon within a broader context - the survival of several relic hominids, e.g. yeti, almas, yeren, orang pendek, etc. It will also serve as a teaser for my next book which will further amplify and elaborate on that theme."
Meldrum is also the author of the "Sasquatch Field Guide" and the bookSasquatch: Legend Meets Science.(See my review of the book here.)


Missing 411 - The Movie

Thousands of people have disappeared in North America's national parks, never to be seen again.

Why have they all disappeared?

That is the question David Paulides has set out to answer. David is the author of the Missing 411 books (as well as The Hoopa Project and Tribal Bigfoot.) There are four books out in the series, and most everyone who has read them seems to think they are great. Most people also say they have changed their view of the outdoors forever.

Now, David and his team have started a Kickstarter campaign to try to raise money to help with the making of a documentary on all the missing people cases. In just a few days, the project has raised $32,198 (at the time I am writing this) out of their $100,000 goal.

You can watch the trailer for the movie on the Kickstarter page. You can hear the stories and see the emotions from people who have lost family members and friends in parks who were never found. There is also a bit of a park ranger talking, but all he says is &qu…

"Bigfoot is not Paranormal"

Some people think Bigfoot is a paranormal or supernatural being. Some do not.


"There is nothing about bigfoot in its appearance or behavior that would lead anyone with any of the aforementioned tributes to reach the conclusion that bigfoot is paranormal in nature. In fact, that conclusion could only be reached by lacking all of the previously mentioned qualities. Experience, education, common sense, logical reasoning."
That is part of a new article on Bigfoot Crossroads about the big hairy guy. Is Bigfoot paranormal? I don't know. I'm on the side who thinks it is probably some sort of unknown ape and hominid, but there are lots of reports if Bigfoot linked with UFOs, and Paranormal and supernatural occurances. Some people say they see a Bigfoot and it just disappears right before their eyes! If the witnesses are not hoaxes, how do you explain that?

You can check out the full article about the non-paranormal Bigfoot on Bigfoot Crossroads. 

Chupacabra Road Trip!

Nick Redfern has a couple of new books coming out in September. One is on Bigfoot, and the other is Chupacabra Road Trip: In Search of the Elusive Beast. 


Here's the book description from Amazon.com:

"In 1995, the island nation of Puerto Rico was seized with mass hysteria over a new menace lurking in the rainforests gruesomely killing livestock, leaving strange holes in their necks and draining their bodies of blood. Described by eyewitnesses as a devilish creature three feet tall with spikes along its back and a mouth full of razor-sharp fangs, the strange animal was given the name Chupacabra - Spanish for 'goat-sucker.' "Join noted monster hunter Nick Redfern as he traverses the rugged backcountry of Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Texas, and together with his spirited crew, investigates the continuing legacy of this fearsome beast. Whether he's interviewing locals, analyzing physical evidence, or sorting out the facts from the legends, Nick's journey into the…