What happens, in terms of fear, paranoia, sharing, betray, and disgust, when a regular kind of Midwestern guy is tricked into having an incredible nighttime sighting of Sasquatch? Kent Ballard of Brazil, Indiana, gives permission to share the following story of his being hoaxed and what follows in the wake of such an incident. It is clearly an insightful modern tale of terror and deceit that is little heard, but Kent has given permission for it to be shared with Cryptomundo readers. Today, furry suits can be more convincing that we often want to acknowledge. Part One by Kent Ballard [...]
The background story to the "Hand of Bigfoot" involves Tom Biscardi’s obtaining of the hand on April 19th, 2006, in a Pocatello meeting with a self-described “true world adventurer.” Looking like a sideshow gaff, a created work, it is generating a lot of interest, not because it is proof of Bigfoot, but because it appears to be further evidence of Tom Biscardi’s Las Vegas promotional origins. The hand Biscardi has came from the longtime but only recently covertly active Sasquatch investigator Don Monroe, who some say is in his 50s, while others say, his 70s. Monroe reportedly has had this [...]
Looks like a sideshow or carnival manufactured gaff to me, but this is Mr. Tom "I’ve got a captured Bigfoot" Biscardi’s "Hand of Bigfoot." See Craig’s posting here on Cryptomundo for more details. What do you think? ++++++++++++++++++ For an update, click on the "Backstory on the Bigfoot Hand."
Sometimes it is all about Malaysia, baby! Sometimes it’s not. Immediately upon publication of the Sunday New Straits Times article, "Book Has Bigfoot Pictures", following in the wake of the Cryptomundo exclusive on the Johor Mawas photograph story, the BFRO published the Malaysian news item followed by one of their editorializing "commentaries." The new BFRO comments have more the appearance of a copy of an email sent to Vincent Chow or some one in Malaysia than an editorial directed at the public. Nevertheless, it says a good deal about the current flavor that exists within the BFRO organization as personified [...]
What can you say about Penn & Teller? They left no sacred cryptids untouched by their silence and their profanity. Bottomline, you did not miss much “science” (despite their claims) if your cable system doesn’t get Showtime and you did not watch Penn & Teller’s April 24th show on “Cryptozoology.” Let’s see, Penn & Teller made fun of Scott Norman, head of CryptoSafari. And they satirized the search for the Loch Ness Monsters via Richard Freeman and Jon Downes of the Centre for Fortean Zoology (“the world’s best mystery animal research group”). Scott’s hat, his photos of his days in [...]
Remember the “Snow Walker” footage of a “Yeti in a snowfield.” It turned out to be a fake that the producers of Paranormal Borderland, an old UPN program that lasted about two episodes, created to boost the ratings of their first show. Now the obnoxious Penn & Teller and their BS Showtime Network program are claiming to have done something similar. Do they want news outlets such as Cryptomundo to talk about them because we have ignored them so well? Of course they do. A teaser digital preview for their forthcoming “cryptozoology” episode on Showtime is broadcasting that they faked [...]
Now that Boing Boing has pushed the so-called Sonoma Bigfoot videotape to the fore of public awareness, I suppose a comment here is overdue. Many of us have known and discussed these recent "Sonoma Bigfoot" images on the internet for awhile. There is more dismay than joy with what we see happening here. Several people are finding it remarkable that the BFRO would step forth to serve as the photographer’s agent during a time when the moneymaking practices of the group are being challenged. Dr. Jeff Meldrum is only the latest of many "curators" to leave the BFRO. The BFRO’s [...]