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Alaska Monsters: "Bigfoot of Matanuska: Klondike Crawler"

It's Saturday (and Halloween!) which means there's a new Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition on tonight.  Tonight's episode is "Bigfoot of Matanuska: Klondike Crawler."

Here's the episode description:

"The AMS team returns to Zone 9 of the Alaska Triangle, to investigate an aggressive Bigfoot responsible for slaughtering livestock. The Team finds evidence of a deformed Bigfoot that is damaging the farms and must design an enormous trap to capture it."
Be sure to check out Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition on tonight at 10 in Destination America. There is a marathon of Bigfoot shows on now, too. 


True Monsters: "Giants and Beasts"

There is apparently a new History Channel show on called True Monsters. Three episodes have already aired ("Cannibals and Killers," "Devils and Hell," "Gods and Monsters,") and a new episode is airing tonight after the first three (which start at 6 pm.) The new episode is "Giants and Beasts" and Ken Gerhard will be on it. 
Here's the description of "Giants and Beasts":
"Real monsters are behind our greatest legends. Stories of giants and beasts permeate our past and fascinate us in the present. From the Bible's Goliath to the Cyclops of Greek mythology, our colossal adversaries inspire tantalizing tales of terror. Now, new evidence suggests that many of these mythical creatures may have been anything but made up. Could the real labyrinth of a man-bull named the Minotaur have been discovered? Do fossils prove the Cyclops legends are true? Could a monster named Grendel from the famous tale of Beowulf actually have stalked a …

Snallygasters, Jersey Devils, and Jabberwocks

In the Northeastern United States there have been tales of strange flying monsters for hundreds of years. Lots of times, these monsters are said to look like a groutesque combination of many animals. Are they just legends, or are they something more?

The most famous cryptid of this sort is the Jersey Devil, said to live in the New Jersey Pine Barrons. Stories of the Jersey Devil go back to the 1700s, but its heyday (discussed later in this post) was in January 1909. Along with the Jersey Devil, there is a possibly even stranger creature called the snallygaster, and the jabberwock, too.

THE SNALLYGASTER

Starting in the 1930s, the area surrounding Washington, D.C. and Frederick County, Maryland was settled by many German immigrants. Many of these people told of seeing something they called a "Schneller Geist," which means "quick spirit" in German. The Schneller Geist was said to be some sort of dragon-like monster, part bird, part reptile, with a beak lined with sharp…

Mystery Sea Creature Photographed?

Today I've seen this mysterious picture on three sites. I first saw it on Cryptomundo this morning (see: Corfu Cryptid.) Later I also saw it on Mysterious Universe (see: Crocodile-Hippo and Crocodile-Buffalo Puzzle Many), and also on the Daily Mail, where it was originally posted.

The Daily Mail article is titled "Mystery of the deep: Tourist baffled by bizarre SEA MONSTER captured on camera in Corfu." Here's how it starts:

"There is no question that the sea holds mysteries and inhabitants beyond our imagination, that we are yet to encounter. "But a Scottish tourist was left in shock after unwittingly capturing the image of a bizarre sea creature in his holiday snaps. "Harvey Robertson, 52, was on a boat cruise with his family in Corfu when he took a number of photographs inside a sea cave. "He held the camera over the side of the boat to take pictures of the sea. "But when he lifted his camera back up, Robertson later realized a mysterious …

Boggy Creek Monster

Small Town Monsters is working with Lyle Blackburn on another Bigfoot documentary. This one is Boggy Creek Monster, obviously about the Bigfoot sightings in Boggy Creek, near Fouke, Arkansas.

Small Town Monsters made the Minerva Monster documentary about the Bigfoot sightings around Minerva, Ohio, which premiered at the Ohio Bigfoot Conference in May of this year. A while back they announced that they are working on a documentary on the Bigfoot sightings in Whitehall, New York, and that documentary will be out next April.


The STM team announced Boggy Creek Monster at the 3rd annual Boggy Creek Festival just a few days ago. Here's some info about the new film from Cryptomundo:

"Just announced at the 3rd annual Boggy Creek Festival is the next film in the Small Town Monsters, cryptid-documentary series. The film is titled Boggy Creek Monster and will focus on the history of sightings in and around the community of Fouke, Arkansas that inspired the film, Legend of Boggy Creek. B…

U.S. News Article on Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo

The U.S. News and World Report has a new article from yesterday about the Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo that just took place in New York.

"CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) - Bigfoot believers gathered Saturday in western New York, convinced the legendary Sasquatch has left its footprints all over the region. "About 100 people sported buttons saying 'I Believe'  and swapped stories at the fourth annual Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo. "Organizer Peter Wiemer knows it may not be the first topic that comes to mind in the rural country, best known for the Chautauqua Institution, a summer retreat devoted to scholars and artistic pursuits. "'You say Bigfoot in a room full of people and watch everyone stop and look to see who's talking,' he said with a laugh. "And while he may have started the event as a way to draw people to the tourist-dependent region and his family's rental cottages, he said he has since met dozens of people who are certain they've s…

Alaska Monsters: "Bigfoot of Bear Country: Thunderfoot"

Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition: "Bigfoot of Bear Country: Thunderfoot" airs tonight at ten on Destination America.

Here's the episode description:

"The Alaska Midnight Sons head into dangerous bear country to investigate a creature known as Thunderfoot. This Bigfoot is reported to have the largest feet of any known Bigfoot, and has been attacking grizzly bears."
It appears they are running out of ideas if they have to go after the Bigfoot with the "largest feet of any known Bigfoot." I just bet you this will be the "most dangerous Bigfoot they've ever gone after," just like all of the others are! : )

Check out Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition tonight at ten on Destination America.


Lots of Bigfoot Conferences & Festivals Today!

There are three Bigfoot conferences going on in three different states today.

The Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo, hosted by Peter Wiemer, is taking place in New York. If anyone is in the area, check it out! Peter is a cool guy. I don't know who all the speakers are, but I do know some of the folks from the SouthEastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation (SOSBI) are up there today.

The 3rd annual Boggy Creek Festival is taking place at the Miller County Fairgrounds in Fouke, Arkansas. The Boggy Creek area around Fouke is said to be home to a Bigfoot called the Fouke Monster (or Beast of Boggy Creek.) Speakers at the festival are Lyle Blackburn, Loren Coleman, Chester Moore, Robert Robinson, and Dana Holyfield. There's also lots of other stuff, like campouts, parades, BBQ, a car show, etc.

The Big Sky Bigfoot Conference is taking place at Symes Hotel in Hot Springs, Montana. Speakers are Becky Cook, Brian Sullivan, Michael Cook, and Russell Victor Acord. There are also vendors…

Rabbits with Antlers! And Rabbits with Wings! Are They the Real Things?

On April 29, 2014 I had a post on my other blog Cryptozoology 101 about Jackalopes. Here's part of what I said about the antlered rabbits:

"A jackalope is a mythical animal from American folklore. The jackalope story was popularized in the 1930s in Wyoming after a hunter put deer antlers on a rabbit and sold it to a hotel. Many other fake jackalopes have been made since then, and I have seen one in a restaurant."
Today, I will expand more on the jackalope in this post here on Tyler's Cryptozoo, as well as another weird rabbit (this one with wings) called the skvader.



THE JACKALOPE - A RABBIT WITH ANTLERS



The name "jackalope" is derived from the words "jackrabbit" and "antelope."  According to Alex Boese on the Museum of Hoaxes site, the jacaklope is:

"...an antlered species of rabbit unfourtunately rumored to exist, though occassional sightings of this rare creature continue to occur, suggesting that pockets of jackalope populations …

Back to the Future Day

Today is the one and only Back to the Future Day!

Happy October 21, 2015 everyone!

Too bad we don't have time traveling DeLoreans.... Yet. :)


SOSBI Bigfoot Conference 2016

After their conference that was a huge success this year, the Southeastern Ohio Society For Bigfoot Investigations has started planning for a 2016 conference. The dates are already set, so mark your calenders - the second Burr Oak Bigfoot Conference will be taking place October 29, 30, and 31, 2016. A perfect time to have a conference on Bigfoot, if you ask me!

You can find out more on SOSBI's Facebook page. There isn't really much about it now besides what I've got here, but announcements and speakers will be announced on the Facebook page.

Patterson-Gimlin FIlm: 48th Anniversary Today!

Today is the 48th anniversary of the day Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin filmed a Bigfoot in Bluff Creek, California. 48 years later, it is still the best evidence for Bigfoot.

Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin went down to California from Washington in 1967 to investigate Bigfoot and hopefully catch it on tape, and that's exactly what they did! Sadly, Patterson passed away in 1972, but Gimlin is still alive (his 84th birthday was just two days ago.) He has stuck to his story all these years, because he is telling the truth.

So, happy "Patty Day" everybody.

A good book for today would be Bill Munns' 2014 work When Roger Met Patty… I haven't yet read it myself (because I have over 150 cryptozoology books, with the list continually growing… it's going to take me a long time to read them all!) but everyone else says its great. It was named the best cryptozoology book of 2014 by Loren Coleman.


New Bigfoot Video?

This is the latest video on Bill Brock's YouTube channel - it's a video of a Sasquatch, says the person who sent it to him. He, however, thinks its a human. And I do, too. Check it out and tell me what you think.

Check out Bill Brock's YouTube channel here.


Happy Birthday Bob Gimlin!

I'd like to wish Bob Gimlin of Yakima, Washington and of Patterson-Gimlin film fame a happy 84th birthday today. Bob is a legend in the Bigfoot world and I'm honored to have met him at the Ohio Bigfoot Conference last and this year, and will next year as well. He is one of the greatest people you could ever meet.

Happy birthday Bob Gimlin, and here's to many more.

Mountain Monsters Merch!

If you are a fan of Mountain Monsters, you'll be glad to know that you can now get Mountain Monsters merchandise on destinationamericastore.com.

Things available include some cool T-shirts, headlamps, mugs, books, etc. Check it out!




There is also the Trapper T-shirt, which you can get here.

Alaska Monsters: "Bigfoot of Copper Valley: Red Devil"

Episode five of Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition airs tonight at ten.
Tonight's episode is "Bigfoot of Copper Valley: Red Devil." Here's the episode description:

"The AMS Team travels to the woods of Copper Valley to investigate a group of tree dwelling Bigfoot sightings. After discovering a dangerous alpha Bigfoot leading this tree clan, the Team designs a Bed of Nails trap to capture the aggressive leader."
Be sure to check out Alaska Monsters  tonight at 10 on Destination America. There is also a marathon of Mountain Monsters and Alaska Monsters on Destination America today.



Monster Marathon on Destination America Today

There's a marathon of Mountain Monsters and Alaska Monsters on Destination America today!

Mountain Monsters: "Bigfoot of Putnam County" is on right now, until 10 AM.

Mountain Monsters: "Bigfoot of Eastern Kentucky" is on from 10 Am to 11 Am.

Mountain Monsters: "Bigfoot of Lincoln County" is on from 11 Am to 12 Pm.

Mountain Monsters: "Bigfoot of Clay County" is on from 12 Pm to 1 Pm.

Mountain Monsters: "Bigfoot of Washington County" is on from 1 Pm to 2 Pm.

Mountain Monsters: "Bigfoot of Ashe County Attacks!" is on from 2 Pm to 4 PM.

Alaska Monsters: "The Alaskan Tiger" is on from 4 Pm to 5 Pm.

Alaska Monsters: "Central Alaska's Bigfoot" is on from 5 Pm to 6 Pm.

Alaska Monsters: "The Saberwolf" is on from 6 Pm to 7 Pm.

Alaska Monsters: "The Sasquatch of the South" is on from 7 Pm to 8 PM.

Alaska Monsters: "Bigfoot of Tok: Yukon Howler" is on from 8 Pm to 9 Pm.

Alaska Mon…

Good Reviews of Tyler's Cryptozoo and Cryptid U.S.!

Tonight I decided to look up this blog and my book on google and see if anyone else has said anything about them. I had seen some cool stuff before, and what I found was super awesome!

First - Nick Redfern remembering me and my book!

Second - a great review of my book on the U.S. Amazon, which I actually saw back in August. Thanks jfunk40!

Third - some links to this site on Pinterest.

Fourth - another great review of Cryptid U.S. on the U.K. Amazon - thanks helen louise ayres!

Fifth - a link to this site on Karl Shuker's blog ShukerNature - thanks Karl! And, more thanks to Karl for helping me find out the truth behind a photo of a "Loch Ness Monster..." (that turned out to be nothing of the sort.)

Sixth - links to this blog and the Cryptid U.S. page on Amazon on Weasels Ripped My Book: The Men's Adventure Library on Facebook on September 30, linking to my review of their book Cryptozoology Anthology. Thanks guys!

Thanks to everyone who has given great reviews of my b…

Death Worms of Mongolia - A Real Shocker!

The Gobi Desert in Mongolia is said to the home of a weird worm.

This cryptid is called the allghoi khorkhoi and allergarhai horhai by locals (those names translate to "intestine worm.") It's other name is the Mongolian Death Worm.

A MONSTER IN MONGOLIA

The Death Worm is said to be anywhere between two and seven feet long, blood-red in color with dark spots (see the image at the beginning of this post), and it gets its name "intestine worm" from its resemblance to the organ. The worm is said to be about as thick as a man's arm, and has no scales, eyes,  and some say no mouth. Some accounts say it has something like spines of spikes at one end of its body.

The Death Worm is said to sometimes be encountered in June and July (the two hottest months in the Gobi) lying on the surface of the desert after a downpour of rain. Many local people say it can be found near the black saxual shrub.

A KILLER, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

This cryptid is known for being deadly. Very…

Finding Bigfoot Filming in California and Oregon

More regarding another season of Finding Bigfoot….

If you live in California or Oregon and have seen a Sasquatch, you could have a chance to be on the show!

Finding Bigfoot will be filming in those two states in November and December. In California they will be in Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou, Modoc, & Lassen Counties, and in Oregon, the will be in Klamath, Josephine, & Curry Counties.

If YOU have had an encounter or sighting with/of a Sasquatch in CA or OR, they want to hear from you! Email your experiences and encounters to findingbigfoot.shastacreater@gmail.com. You could be invited to share your story at a Town Hall meeting, and might even get it recreated on the show!

SEE MORE ON THE NEW FINDING BIGFOOT SEASON ON TYLER'S CRYPTOZOO:


Finding Bigfoot Renewed for Another Season

New Jersey Residents Claim they have Evidence of the Devil

The New Jersey Devil, that is.

A new photograph and video supposedly showing this famous cryptid have been making the rounds on the internet as of late. Here's the facts - or the stories, at least.

Dave Black claims he was driving home from his security job when he saw something by the edge of the road.

"I was just driving past the golf course in Galloway on Route 9 and had to shake my head a few times when I thought I saw a llama," he said. "If that wasn't bizarre enough, then it spread out leathery wings and flew off over the golf course."

Black has a picture of what he says is the Jersey Devil. You can see it below.



"I swear it's not photoshpped or a staged thing." Black said when he sent his picture to the NJ.com website. "People say it's fake, but it's not. I'm honestly just looking for an explanation for what I saw."

I can say this is a photoshopped image of a goat with wings put on its back and put in the middle of…

The Beast of Truro - A Cat-Like Vampire in Massachusetts

Last year I had a two-part post on this blog (see part 1 here, and part 2 here) about the Beast of Bladenboro, North Carolina. That beast, however, may not be the only one of its kind.

Beginning in the autumn of 1981, Truro, Massachusetts was also terrorized by a mysterious cat-like beast that killed many pets and livestock. The New York Times ran a story on the "Beast of Truro" on January 17, 1982, which I am reprinting in its entirety below:

"'BEAST OF TRURO' MYSTIFYING CAPE COD  "TRURO, Mass., Jan. 16- Who or what is the 'Beast of Truro?' Is it a mountain lion preying on local pets and livestock, a dog or a pack of dogs, an ocelot, a lynx, a wild cat or some yet unidentified creature? "The purported beast, Cape Cod's answer to Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster, has been a major topic of conversation and news articles since last fall.  "The first evidence that some unknown predator was loose came when a dozen dead cats were found in…

Alaska Monsters: "Bigfoot of Cache Creek: Woodsman"

Episode four of Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition is on in half an hour. Tonight's episode is "Bigfoot of Cache Creek: Woodsman."

Here's the episode description:

"The Alaska Midnight Sons trespass on gold claims to investigate a Bigfoot reported to be responsible for the notorious unsolved murders in the Cache Creek mining area. But after a shocking discovery, the team realizes there may be more than one Bigfoot."
It seems that Alaska Monsters is blaming mysterious deaths on Bigfoots again, and that they are also doing the same thing Mountain Monsters did amazingly running into multiple Bigfoots in one episode! This stuff is staged, but it sure is entertaining. To me at least.

If you are also entertained by shows about a bunch of bearded old men running around hunting Bigfoot, be sure to check out Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition tonight at 10 on Destination America.
 : )

A Real Life Creature from the Black Lagoon?

An encounter with a creature decidedly like the Gill-man of Creature From the Black Lagoon now called the "Green-Clawed Beast" was encountered by two women swimming in the Ohio River on fateful day in 1955.



"It was August 21, 1955. Mrs. Darwin Johnson and her friend Mrs. Chris Lamble decided to go for a swim in the Ohio River near Evansville, Indiana. They had only gone about 15 feet into the river when Mrs. Johnson felt something grab her leg. She said it felt like a hand with 'furry' (perhaps she meant scaly) palms. Whatever it was had come up from behind her, grabbed her knee, and pulled her under the water. "She kicked at whatever it was and got away from it. She barely had time to go to the surface and get a breath before the creature pulled her under again. Both women were know screaming at the creature, which they could not see, and it only left when Mrs. Johnson hit Mrs. Lamble's inner tube. When the two got back to shore, they saw that Mrs. Joh…

Casroroides Ohioensis - Still Alive?

Casroroides ohioensiswas a giant beaver that lived a few thousand years ago. It is generally believed to be extinct, but people do report sightings of giant beavers today.

A few months ago, I read John Warm's book Strange Creatures Seldom Seen, which came out in April of this year. In it, there is a whole (long) chapter on sightings of giant beavers.

Warms recounts lots of sightings of the creatures, including his sighting of what may have been one. He also discusses (and has pictures of) tunnels that are thought to have been made by the beavers. And those tunnels are gigantic. There are also pictures of giant beaver dams. (Which are also gigantic.)

Native Americans told stories of these huge beavers (just like they did with Sasquatch and Thunderbirds) and they have been reported from various places in Canada and the United States. For example, the Mi'kmaq people of Canada and the Pocumtuck people of Massachusetts both have legends of giant beavers.

Lots more information on si…

Twenty-Five Years of Tremors (UPDATED Oct. 8)

In 1990, the movie Tremors hit the big screen. Starring Kevin Bacon (Val) and Fred Ward (Earl), it is set in the fictional town of Perfection, Nevada. It has since become a cult classic, and has spawned multiple sequels, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, and a short-lived TV show.

And today, we get Tremors 5: Bloodlines.


The film starts Michael Gross who plays survivalist Burt Gummer, who has been in all the Tremors films and TV show, and who happens to be my favorite character, because he's crazy! It also starts Jamie Kennedy as his new sidekick Travis.

Here's the basic plot:

"Survivalist Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his new sidekick Travis (Jamie Kennedy) are hired to track down an ass-blaster terrorizing South Africa. As they engage in battles with the aggressive creatures, they discover an even more lethal creature."
The film will have the good old monsters, Graboids, and ass-blasters (which originally appeare…