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Kids Spot a "Goblin"

Shortly after the news report about the search for witnesses of gnomes back in the '70s comes this story, about a supposed sighting of a "goblin."

TheDaily Mail reports:

"A group of Argentinian children have been left too terrified to play football after they believe they spotted a goblin in their pitch. "Eerie footage filmed by one of the youngsters shows the group running happily around the pitch after the ball until the filmer suddenly spots what appears to be a mysterious figure at the side. "The small, dark shape crawls slowly forwards, moving awkwardly, seemingly neither man nor beast. "The child zooms in on the unusual being, which advances steadily, and cries out in alarm. "Moments later the boy beings screaming at the top of his lungs and he and his pals run madly away from the creature in a desperate bid to escape. "The alarming incident took place  in the city of Santiago del Estero in the northern Argentinian province of the same…

Killing Bigfoot on Today

Destination America is having a mystery show marathon today. Earlier & now there were shows about the Bermuda Triangle, Jack the Ripper, and hauntings. Starting at 6 p.m. tonight is a Killing Bigfoot marathon leading up to a new episode.

6 p.m. - "Killing Bigfoot"

"Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization (GCBRO) founders Bobby Hamilton and Jim Lansdale lead a team of commandos on a mission to find and kill a bigfoot in order to prove its existence to science and to protect the public from a future attack." 7 p.m. - "Monkey Business"

 "The GCBRO responds to possible sightings of a dead Bigfoot on the side of a road and terrifying devil-monkeys in the woods. At a Bigfoot gathering controversy erupts over whether to kill a Bigfoot or not. Later at night, a chase through the forest." 8 p.m. - "Bayou Bigfoot"

"The GCBRO investigates a frightening Bigfoot encounter on a family's large farm in the swampy Sabine River area. The …

The Missing Thunderbird Photo and the Mandela Effect

Over the years, stories have circulated throughout the cryptozoology community about an old, very mysterious photo. It is supposedly from the late 1880s and shows some sort of giant bird or pterosaur-like creature. Hence, it is known as the Missing Thunderbird Photo. Info about the photo can be found here on my blog, and here on Karl Shuker's blog.

A while ago something struck me that made me think. I had looked into the Mandela effect - for those who don't know, the Mandela effect is when people are sure they remember something, but in reality they are incorrect. Some examples include thinking the Monopoly man has a monocle, Darth Vader says "Luke" before he says "I am your father" in The Empire Strikes Back, etc, etc. More examples can be found here.

Anyway, after looking into the Mandela effect and then reading about the missing t-bird photograph in Karl Shuker's massive book Still in Search of Prehistoric Survivors(be on the lookout for a review som…

Another Mystery Mega Killer? Half-Eaten Shark found on Florida Beach

Just after rumors of a gigantic killer shark in Britain comes another story about the same thing, this time from Florida.

CBS News reports:

"A half-eaten shark washed ashore Saturday on New Smyrna Beach in Florida, and everyone appears to have the same question: What ate it? "Photos of the estimated 5-foot-long shark quickly spread throughout social media over the weekend after a Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue lifeguard posted a picture of the dead shark. "'Anyone up for a swim? LOL I guess there is something even bigger out there. #blacktip #whereiskatherine,' the lifeguard tweeted.


"Beach Safety spokeswoman Tammy Morris told CBS affiliate WKMG the shark was either a blacktop or a spinner shark. She said the shark was likely attacked by a bigger fish. "'It is unknown what type of predator bit the shark or how far offshore it was when it was attacked,' Morris told the station. "But some locals have their own ideas. "Nick Oule…

Myths and Legends of Upstate New York

Newyorkupstate.com has a cool new article up about myths and legends in that area of the state. It starts out like this:

"The myths and monsters of Upstate NY "Upstate New York's rich history is also riddled with myths about monsters, ghosts and other paranormal phenomena. "These 13 legends have captured the imaginations of New Yorkers and people across the country. Many of them have become cryptids - purported creatures that have yet to be verified as real - and have true believers who claim to have seen mysterious creatures, or have other evidence of their existence. "Do you believe in any of these Upstate NY monsters and myths?"Champ "Does the long lost cousin of the fabled Loch Ness Monster reside in Lake Champlain? One of the most well known 'cryptids' in Upstate NY (and Vermont) is that of Champ, a supposed lake monster that dwells in Lake Champlain, and shares many characteristics with the well known Scottish legend. "Cities and t…

Search for the Sea Serpent - Reviewing an Old and Hard-to-Find Documentary

Yesterday I got a VHS tape of Search for the Sea Serpent, an old documentary (1999) about the monster supposedly in Lake Seljord, in Norway. It was not mentioned on the show, but that creature is nicknamed "Selma." The description of the doc is:

"Prepare to be surprised on a venture to Norway in search of legendary sea serpents. For two hundred and fifty years residents living around the small Seljord Lake in Norway have reported sightings of a strange serpent-like creature. Explore the hidden depths of the lake with a group of investigators on a mission to find out what really lives in the waters below."
The doc follows a team led by Jan-Ove Sundberg, who believed that the creature existed. You usually see him mentioned in books or things of the sort when the Seljord Serpent, as it was called in the show, is mentioned. He is joined by people from all over the world, many of whom are seriously interested in proving whether or not something is in the lake.

Sundberg …

Search for the Sea Serpent - Arrived

A while back I put a post up about a lake monster/sea serpent documentary that used to play on TV and which I haven't seen in years. After that I found Search for the Sea Serpent, a Discovery Channel doc from 1999 that I'm 99% certain is it.

And so, I got this today - an old VHS tape (!) of Search for the Sea Serpent found on eBay. I'll watch it later this week and put a review up!

From the back:

"Prepare to be surprised on a venture to Norway in search of legendary sea serpents. For two hundred and fifty years residents living around the small Seljord Lake in Norway have reported sightings of a strange serpent-like creature. Explore the hidden depths of the lake with a group of investigators on a mission to find out what really lives in the waters below."

In Search of the Southern Sasquatch

The Texarkana Gazette has a new article up about Lyle Blackburn and his new book, Beyond Boggy Creek, titled "Searching for Sasquatch: Cryptozoologist Lyle Blackburn has new book featuring Fouke Monster:"

"For cryptozoologist Lyle Blackburn, the Southern Sasquatch remains an ever-elusive but endlessly fascinating subject, so much so he's now written his second book on the subject. "Texas-based Blackburn should be well-known in Fouke, Ark., where he's researched the Fouke Monster, who inspired his book 'The Beast of Boggy Creek.' In that chronicle of our local Boggy Creek Monster, he took an even-handed, curious and serious look at the subject. "Inspired as a youngster by the legendary, low-budget, Charles B. Pierce horror flick 'The Legend of Boggy Creek,' Blackburn developed a healthy interest in the Fouke Monster of that film and similar critters described in legend and lore. Just look at the title of his other book, 'Lizard Man,…

Finding Bigfoot: "Bigfoot BBQ" & "Brews, Brats and Bigfoots"

A new Finding Bigfoot is on tonight at 8 p.m., followed by another new episode at 9.

The first episode is "Bigfoot BBQ:"

"Who can resist the smell of meats on an open flame? The gang is hoping to entice any nearby Bigfoots with a cookout after receiving tips from a local expert about some secret squatchy hotspots."
Followed by "Brews, Brats and Bigfoots:"

"The team travels to Wisconsin for the first time on the heels of recent Bigfoot activity, enlisting help from locals to investigate reports. They take the final night investigation to new heights as they are stalked by bigfoots in the dark."
Stalked by a bigfoot? I doubt it, unless they meet up with the AIMS team!


The Amityville Horror...

Delving into something new with this book…

Picked up The Amityville Horror and Barnes & Noble yesterday. Supposedly the events in the book are true and happened in the house in Amityville, New York, though some think that they didn't happen. Guess I'll have to read it and judge for myself!

From the back cover:

"The shocking true story of an American dream that turned into a nightmare beyond imagining... "In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property - complete with boathouse and swimming pool - and the price had been too good to pass up. "Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family fled in terror. "This is the spellbinding, bestselling true story that gripped the nation - the story of a house possessed by evil spirits, haunted by psychic phenomena almost too terrible …

Small Town Monsters Kickstarter Still Going

The Kickstarter campaign for The Mothman of Point Pleasant and Invasion on Chestnut Ridge from Small Town Monsters is still going for 13 more days - get on there and donate today! So far it has raised $18,740 which will all go to fund the making of the two films.

From STM director Seth Breedlove:

"We were all extremely encouraged by the turnout for the Kickstarter launch. Obviously you never know how this sort of thing will go and times are tight for a lot of people so it's not something we take for granted. We plan on delivering the best films we've made thus far."

Giant Killer Shark off Britain's Beaches?

Is it a real-life Jaws? Maybe, if it isn't just media hype.

The Daily Star is reporting on what could be evidence of a "monster shark" in Britain's waters:

"Mysterious half-eaten sea animals found on a beach at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk yesterday [Feb. 12] sparked concern among locals. "Huge teeth marks are gouged into a dead seal's flesh, sparking fears that something massive is lurking in deep water. "The beaches are normally packed with thousands of holiday makers every summer. "And worryingly the sea is packed with large fish-like cod, which are ideal prey for a Great White Shark. "Yesterday's discovery of a half-munched seal comes after a sting of mysterious dead animals washed up on the shores over the last number of years. "In May last year a 5ft long half-eaten porpoise was found lying on the beach in Happisburg, Norfolk. "In 2011 three porpoises with 'Jaws' bite marks in their bodies were washed up. "Ya…

Nebraska Bigfoot Conference This Weekend

Tomorrow in Hastings, Nebraska, is the 1st Annual Nebraska Bigfoot Conference. Tonight there was a meet-and-greet and a showing of the Bigfoot movie Something in the Woods though the real conference is taking place tomorrow.

The conference is open to the public and is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tickets are $10. Speakers are:


Lyle Blackburn, Author, Beast of Boggy Creek book and DocumentaryStuart Miller and David Ford - producers of the movie Something in the WoodsRobin Roberts & her dog Roo; Sasquatch investigators of the RockiesMike Johnson, Sasquatch Investigations in the RockiesScotty Plowman, Missouri Bigfoot Researcher & Songwriter/Guitarist There will also be some door prizes. 
You can see an article on the conference here.

Inside the Goblin Universe: Dr Karl Shuker & Stan Gordon Tonight

New tonight on Paranormal UK Radio - Inside the Goblin Universe, hosted by Ron Murphy Jr. and Colin Schneider. Sounds like tonight's episode will be a good one.

"New episode tomorrow! [Now tonight] Join Colin and Ron as they discuss cryptozoology with Dr. Karl Shuker during the first half of tomorrow's episode. Then, the hosts will delve into the weirdness of Pennsylvania with Stan Gordon in the second half. This will be a must listen! Listen at www.paukradio.com."

Search for Witnesses of the Wollaton Park Gnomes

TheNottingham Posthas a new article up from the other day on something quite interesting - sightings of gnomes from 40 years ago!

"A British folklore writer is trying to track down witnesses to the famous Wollaton Park gnomes sighting nearly 40 years ago.  "The extraordinary encounter, where six primary schoolchildren claimed to have seen gnomes with Noddy-style caps driving bubble cars around the park, was widely reported by the Nottingham Post and national press and has long fascinated enthusiasts of unexplained phenomena. "Now writer and historian Dr Simon Young wants to conduct an in-depth study into the tale, which happened in September 1979. "The children - Angela Elliott and brother Glen, Andrew Pearce and his sister Rosie, Patrick Olive and Julie (surname unknown), all aged between eight and ten, were on an early evening walk when they claimed to have spotted 60 little men, half their height, with long white beards wearing blue tops and yellow tights. The y…

Inside the Goblin Universe: Jon Downes Tonight

A new episode of Inside the Goblin Unvierse, hosted by Ron Murphy Jr. and Colin Schneider is on tonight on Paranormal UK Radio.

"Tonight on Inside the Goblin Universe, Colin and Ron are joined once again by cryptozoologist Jon Downes to discuss all things Fortean and weird. Tune in at www.paukradio.com."

Get Well Soon Tom

Thoughts and prayers for Tom Yamarone, Bigfoot researcher and Bigfoot song writer, who suffered a stroke the other day.


Serious Reviews of (Mostly) Not-so-Serious TV Shows

Over on his Crypto-Kid blog, my friend Colin Schneider has a new post up that looks at lots of the cryptid TV shows from 2007 to the present day, including MonsterQuest, Monsters and Mysteries, Mountain Monsters, etc. He gives his thoughts on which shows he thinks are good documentaries and which ones are not so good.
Check it out at this link….



A Couple New Books...

Two new books I've gotten over the past couple of days, from two of my favorite authors - Lyle Blackburn's Beyond Boggy Creekand Nick Redfern's365 Days of UFOs. Both look great!


Pursuing the Unexplained

Didn't see this last month, but apparentlyPursuing the Unexplained: Puzzling Mysteries of the Natural Worldhas been published. Written by Ivan T. Sanderson, one of the first people to seriously look into cryptozoology, UFOs, etc.

Looks to me like it may  be a re-published version of his book Investigating the Unexplained: Disquieting Mysteries of the Natural World.

Anyway, the book description on Amazon is:

"Ancient Egyptian depictions if electrical generators and lightbulbs... "Bird eggs with coins inside... "Gold models of what appear to be airplanes and bulldozers, sculpted by pre-Columbian Indians... "Little old ladies who spontaneously burt into flame for no good reason... "Fish, frogs, ice and metal objects that fall from the sky... "These are only a few of the recorded phenomena that challenge the basic foundations of conventional zoology, physics, and history. "In this fascinating survey of unexplained 'things,' renowned Cambridge…

Killing Bigfoot: "Monkey Business"

The new show Killing Bigfoot is premiering tonight on Destination America. Not really sure what the show will be like, but I won't be surprised if it is something like Mountain Monsters. 

Tonight's premiere episode is called "Monkey Business." I'm thinking that could probably be appropriate for every episode of the show.

"The men of the south search for the creature that's been killing their crops and terrifying the neighbors. "The GCBRO responds to possible sightings of a dead Bigfoot on the side of a road and terrifying devil-monkeys in the woods. At a Bigfoot gathering controversy erupts over whether to kill a Bigfoot or not. Later at night, a chase through the forest."
I believe the "Bigfoot gathering" is the Honobia Bigfoot Festival. Since "controversy erupts" I'm betting these guys probably ruined the whole thing.

The late night chase sounds just like Mountain Monsters, Alaska Monsters etc. and I bet it will be qui…

Sasquatch Stories from North Dakota

Grand Forks Herald is reporting on Bigfoot activity in North Dakota:

"Ellendale, ND -- After mysterious tracks showed up near Ellendale, North Dakota. "Some thought it was evidence of bigfoot, others dismissed it. "A letter was sent to the WDAY TV station anonymously, it claims to know exactly where the puzzling tracks came from. "But, a bigfoot enthusiast says his new chapter in the Ellendale Bigfoot saga doesn't mean it's case closed. "'Someone saw him, and he left behind a trail and tacks,' said Christopher Bauer, Bigfoot Tracker. "Hoaxes, monsters and coverups. "After finding massive sasquatch tracks near Ellendale, tracker Christopher Bauer is certain there's something on the prairie, but an anonymous letter sent to WDAY claims the tracks are man made. "It reads: 'This is not a hoax, it was supposed to be a prank.' "The letter details how the writer allegedly went for a booze-fueled stroll on a pair of homem…

Bigfoot, or a Dude? Neither, Actually

Feb 1, 2017

Saw a Cryptomundo post yesterday titled ¨Bigfoot Captured on Camera in Idaho?" It was about a picture James ¨Bobo" Fay posted on his Facebook page yesterday. He said:

¨I promise you this is a legit photo that shows up on therm as a mammal. Taken last week in Idaho.¨
What???

Looks like a guy in a black coat with tan pants on. It´s pretty obvious, too. I´m also curious about the thermal footage it is supposedly on. The photo was taken when there was daylight. Thermals are meant for darkness. And who saw it on thermal and/or photographed it?

Lots of questions came to me when I saw the photo. I´m about 99% sure it isn´t a bigfoot. Why does Bobo think it is?

Update Feb 3

Turns out it wasn't a Sasquatch after all. Bobo posted this on Facebook the next day:

"Sorry about the false alarm. Apparently almost no one saw the 2nd pic from down the road showing it being a moose. I should have been more clear that by legit I meant not photo shopped or an intentional hoa…

Inside the Goblin Universe: Dolores Martell-Concanon and David Weatherly Tonight

Another new episode of Colin Schneider and Ron Murphy's show Inside the Goblin Universe is on tonight at 10-midnight on Paranormal UK Radio. Tonight they will have two guests:

"Join Ron and Colin tonight on Inside the Goblin Universe as they discuss the life of a psychic with Dolores Martell-Concanon in the first half and then talk creatures from the shadows with David Weatherly. This is sure to be a great episode! Listen in at www.paukradio.com." 

STM Mothman & Chestnut Ridge Kickstarter Begins Tonight

The Kickstarter campaign for The Mothman of Point Pleasant and Invasion of Chestnut Ridge begins tonight at 7 o'clock. STM Facebook page will be having a Facebook Live starting at 6:50 also and going for several hours.

Help fund the next two Small Town Monsters films! Lots of cool stuff can be gotten through the Kickstarter, including a STM shirt, CreatuReplica Mothman, etc, etc.


UPDATE

Kickstarter is live, and right now at 9 p.m. it has already raised $10,529 when the goal was $9,500! Lots of cool rewards too, some of which I will be getting… Campaign is going until Saturday, March 4, so be sure to get on there and donate.