Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization chief sponsor Wally Hersom of San Juan Capistrano with a Bigfoot cast from Walla Walla, Washington State. The 15-inch left foot print was discovered May 10, 1986. Taken at his home. Both Matt Moneymaker and Hersom live in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Ten Notable 2007 Cryptozoology Deaths by Loren Coleman, author of the biography, Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology . Who did we lose this year in the field of cryptozoology? In 2006, I easily assembled a list of 25 notables, but it is obvious that far fewer people connected to cryptozoology passed away in 2007. The following is a roundup of ten significant personalities who died this year. It includes two Mystery Cat investigators, two Bigfoot researchers, two cryptofiction authors (one of whom made coelacanth-related findings), three involved in discovering or rediscovering new or formerly extinct species, and one [...]
What is it? Felid? Canid? Unknown? Identify the mystery imprint. The first image shown is the track of the so-called “Beast of Bolivia.” The following ones are various felid, canid, and other track images shown for comparison. What do you think the animal is that made the first track? The Beast of Bolivia imprint compared to a human hand. Dog track. Puma or mountain lion track. Comparison of felid tracks. Canid vs felid tracks. Felid vs canid tracks. Bear tracks. Coyote tracks. Coyote tracks. Raccoon track. Otter tracks. Thanks to “Mnynames” for pointing out where to find the first image.
Raymond Goh of the Malaysian API has passed along his translation of the as yet undiscussed (in the West) discovery of good “Bigfoot” tracks in Johor early in 2007. The photos and details are shared here with his permission. The media in Johor took note of the sightings. The hairy hominoid seen was said to be taller than this fence. Feb 6, 2007 Bigfoot prints at Semenchu It was two days before the Chinese New Year. Semenchu was a developed area with about 700 people. It was about 40 km drive from Kota Tinggi towards Desaru 61 year old Haji [...]
Top Ten Bigfoot Stories of 2007 by Loren Coleman, Bigfoot!, and The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates. During 2007, the worldwide interest in unknown hairy human-like creatures moved from a focus in Malaysia in 2005-2006, to more interest again in North American events. Some of the news was purely organizational and people-driven. Early news out of Texas, for example, told of the establishment of the non-profit Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy on January 18, 2007. A mid-year announcement mentioned Ray Crowe’s Track Record had ceased publication. Some news was a mixed bag of local eruptions of various media-created [...]
The program took on mangy dogs last week, so tonight it is about the phantom felines. Will the Mystery Cats be more exciting than the Mystery Canids? Will the words Panthera atrox come from the lips of anyone on this program? Will the black dead felid carcass turn out to be only a domestic cat’s, thus mirroring last week’s program? Will the viewers begin to figure out that one reason there are so many animal mysteries in Minnesota is because that’s where the film production company is located? It’s time for another “MonsterQuest.” Lions in the Suburbs – Attacks by [...]
Flashback: Let us trek back to Johor with newswoman Jan McGirk and revisit the Malaysian situation before it got lost in the morass of the photo hoaxing, to the events surrounding the initial finding of the now famed track cast. Jan McGirk, on the right, assists with the casting compound, to mold the footprint she first found in Johor, the one often shown being held by Joshua Gates. ++++ The unknown world: How I tracked Bigfoot through the Malaysian jungle (by Jan McGirk). Jan McGirk joined a team of paranormal investigators to check out reports of 10 ft giant apes [...]
As you may recall, British newspaperwoman Jan McGirk has shared exclusives with us before, from the jungles of Johor. Here’s her latest on the new questions about the Johor cast and thoughts on the recent Yeti finds. McGirk’s email is followed, for visual context, by a video from September 5, 2006, of Jonathan Kent’s BBC report on the “Johor Bigfoot” reports. The Seekers are posing with the Johor cast in February 2006. Australian tracker Tony Burke stands behind a group of Seekers, from left to right, Sis, Adeek, and Illa, in the Johor bush. I’m Jan McGirk (a journo writing [...]
Benjamin Radford, who is called LiveScience’s “Bad Science Columnist,” lives up to his title in a new posting about Yeti in which he spreads more bad science. I understand that newspaper writers are often not to blame for their headlines, but in this case I wonder if Radford dreamed up the headline for his own column? Entitled “The Truth About the Abominable Snowman,” it sounds dangerously close to stating an absolute and true believer stance, if you ask me. That Radford would think he has the “truth” about anything seems a bit much. He has stumbled in this attempt. The [...]
Fox News, December 4, 2007: The Yeti exchange unfolded routinely, as per what has come to be expected for such two-minute-moments on news programs. When Patrick Huyghe (correctly pronounced “Weeg” with a soft “g”) is off-interview, the “Fox news hosts” then tried delivering their debunking humor points, as usual. I congratulate Fox News for running a full credit to artist Harry Trumbore for his drawings of various types of Yeti taken from our cryptozoological field guide. Parts of the Joshua Gates news conference footage has turned up on two YouTube videos: