Weird Travels Travel Channel “Bigfoot” For centuries, legends of hairy, apelike beasts have terrified remote regions around the globe and we’re hot on the trail to uncover the truth behind the legend of Bigfoot. Cryptomundo’s very own Craig Woolheater and his team of Texas Bigfoot Research group are shown extensively in this documentary. Your CryptoZoo News host here at Cryptomundo is on screen, too, in this program to give a little history and commentary. On Air: JAN 30 2006 6:00 PM ET 5:00 PM CT 4:00 PM MT 3:00 PM PT Enjoy this last repeat we know about!
“Batman” (starring Adam West) premiered on January 12, 1966 – 40 years ago! Which reminds me that this will be the 40th anniversary of all things Mothman. The large bird-like cryptids were said to be “first” seen in the Ohio River valley area around Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in Mason County. After the initial sightings, they were given the name “Mothman” by a copyeditor at an Ohio newspaper who was a big fan of the new Batman television series. The first Mothman sightings that received widespread media attention occurred on November 15, 1966. As it turns out, TNT broadcast The [...]
"Has Bigfoot Made a Cameo Appearance in Any of Your Photos? Submit Photographic Evidence of Legendary Creatures’ Existence and Win up to $5,000," reminds the headline about the Duel Masters photography contest, ending at the start of February 2006. Read more about the contest in the Duel Masters press release. Good luck to the contest submitters.
Early Indian news reports seem to be linking the finding of "giant" footprints in India with the "Malaysian Bigfoot" media madness, and the the temporary closing of China’s Shennongjia Nature Reserve (or "Bigfoot Park" in some stories), the alleged habitat of the Chinese Wildmen or Yeren. But are the Indian reports clearly of an archaeological nature, and not about hominology? Inquiring cryptozoologists desire more exacting details! January 10th’s Silicon India report and yesterday’s Times of India news item are broadcasting the message that the giant footprints found in India are in some way related to a giant "Bigfoot" candidate. But [...]
Searching for Bigfoot is not a recreational activity that should be taken lightly. Our thoughts and condolences to the families involved. We congratulate the local press for not using the often-employed “ridicule factor” in the reporting of this story. It should be a cautionary tale for anyone exploring areas that may experience adverse weather conditions. Near Greenwood, Pennsylvania, two individuals, Paul Diehl, 53, and Joe Quirin, 47, decided to go looking for Bigfoot on Brush Mountain. On Thursday, January 5, 2005, Mr. Diehl was found dead on an old fire trail, about a half-mile from Utah Road and LaSalle Lane. [...]
A new drawing of the Malaysian “Bigfoot” has been released in Friday, January 6th’s New Straits Times with their article “Closing in on Bigfoot, foreign media set to descend on Johor.” The sketch appears to illustrate the more distinctive Malaysian unknown hairy hominid, which technically is a more humanlike cryptid, and very different that the classic, stocky Pacific Northwest USA’s Bigfoot or Sasquatch. I have previously discussed in my and Patrick Huyghe’s field guide, as has Mark A. Hall in his books, how the Malaysian unknown hairy hominoid reports divide into two quite separate types: those of the True Giant [...]
I’ve already commented on the historical nature of the Malaysian reports of what is unfortunately being called a "Bigfoot." (Hey, what’s wrong with using the local name for this cryptid? Maybe Orang Dalam, perhaps?) So, today, I just wanted to mention a brief informal statistical media analysis that is being noted by the media itself. The essence of what is occurring is that the news organizations are realizing this story is sweeping the media. Yesterday and today, for example, Reuters spread their story that basically said: "Bigfoot fever is gripping Malaysia, with local newspapers and the official news agency reporting [...]
Sadly, 2005 saw the death of several people that had an impact on the establishment and ongoing work of cryptozoology. If you know of others, (e.g. researchers in the Loch Ness Monster pursuit, Bigfooters, or other cryptozoologists), please let me know, via the comments. I’ll update this list, as we learn of other passings. If you wish to jot down some words in remembrance of someone on the list, your thoughts would be warmly appreciated. Here’s some of the people we will miss and who have ended their quests. (The following list contains links to fuller obituaries.) Marine Lance Cpl. [...]
Ted Bastien at Bugsport has given me permission to pass along these two cartoons as a "Happy New Year" to the readers of the Cryptozoo News at Cryptomundo.com My very best for a Happy Cryptozoologically Significant New Year of 2006 to All! – Loren Coleman
The Top Cryptozoology Stories of 2005 by Loren Coleman, Cryptozoologist and Author, Bigfoot!, Cryptozoology A to Z, and other books. Welcome to this year’s Top Stories in Cryptozoology. It was quite a year, and perhaps captured best by the headline used on Mark Baard’s article in the November 1st issue of Wired News, "America Goes Cryptozoology Crazy." From the Associated Press to Downeast Magazine, from Boing Boing to Business Wire, from Maine Things Considered to Coast to Coast AM, from Giant Robot to G4tv’s Attack of the Show, from the Maine Sunday Telegram to Fox TV News, from the Southern [...]