The blog the Paranormal Insider has a nice overview of The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy, founded by Craig Woolheater. It is always good to see the great work done by Craig highlighted, as his almost annual conferences are quite enjoyable to attend. Texas does have some of the most attractive, fun-loving people on Earth. Large groups of like-minded folks gather in Jefferson, Texas, often to exchange insightful thoughts on the region’s Bigfoot.
Women in Cryptozoology
Monica Rawlins is one of the all-female Bigfoot expedition members spotlighted on MonsterQuest. It appears the History Channel has decided they have a winner on their hands. Beginning on Tuesday, Christmas night, USA, the History Channel will be re-broadcasting several popular episodes of MonsterQuest through the wee hours of December 26, 2007. On Wednesday night, their regularly broadcast new episode will be screened. All times below are given per the Eastern Time Zone, as listed on the History Channel site. Check your own local listings for local times and breaking Sasquatch news that might interrupt these broadcasts. MonsterQuest : Bigfoot [...]
Mary Green has issued the following statement regarding Janice Carter. It gives insights into the developing conflict occurring between these two women, former coauthors, of writing of a book about the alleged close encounters, over many generations, with a family of Bigfoot. The contents of the following document are entirely the remarks of Mary Green, and do not, necessarily, reflect the opinion of Cryptomundo or any associated works or organizations of Loren Coleman, Craig Woolheater, and others linked to Cryptomundo. As Ms. Green notes, this is to be shared with hominologists globally, and Cryptomundo is thus publishing this, without commentary [...]
A group of Dexter Regional High School students and their teacher-adviser Regan McPhetres plan to investigate and prove the existence of mountain lions in Maine. McPhetres, who along with another teacher ran a similar program from 1992 through 2001 in the Winslow-Waterville area, believes there is plenty of evidence that the elusive creatures have a presence in Maine. “There’s evidence they exist around us,” McPhetres said Sunday, despite the reluctance of some state officials to embrace the findings. He said confirmed sightings have been reported in Vermont, New Hampshire and New Brunswick. Mountain lions are supposed to be extinct east [...]
Janice Carter Coy alleged meeting with the Bigfoot “Fox” in her house’s basement, April 2002. The netherworld of Bigfooters is known to have a few bizarre “marriages” and “divorces.” The unions and break-ups have been well-documented for such strange bedfellows as Peter Byrne and Ray Crowe, Jeff Meldrum and Matt Moneymaker, Tom Biscardi and Ray Crowe, Tom Biscardi and Tara Hauke, and Erik Beckjord and Tara Hauke. Now comes word that Jon-Erik Beckjord has joined with Janice Carter Coy, the co-author of 50 Years of Bigfoot: Tennessee Chronicles of Co-Existence, in some new cooperative efforts. They, for example, will be [...]
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 [...]
I have been in New York City for two days, but I have left various items to be posted in my absence, as you have been seeing. I could not be away without, at least, leaving an intellectual contribution to be posted at the start time of my talk at the American Museum of Natural History. For those looking for an extremely thoughtful discussion of the history of cryptozoology, you may download the following paper here: Cryptozoology in the Medieval and Modern Worlds.
Heads up, for those interested. How can online sellers afford to stash so much off the price? If you’ve been looking for this, get it cheap now. For some reason, Amazon.com is having a super discount sale ~ with one-third off the list price ~ on Cryptozoology A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature (1999). Right now, Cryptozoology A to Z is selling for $10.20 US, and ranked as: #2 in Books > Reference > Dictionaries & Thesauruses > Science #10 in Books > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > [...]
The International Cryptozoology Museum (ICM) continues its evolving development, and today announces the launch of its new logo. Designed by award-winning branding and marketing designer Duncan Hopkins of iTaggit, who has a subspeciality in cryptozoology work, this logo becomes the icon of the ICM. The design proudly displays as its centerpiece a symbolic representation of the first coelacanth discovered in 1938. The story of the coelacanth, a fish ethnoknown to the locals as the gombessa or mame, ranks as one of the “darlings of cryptozoology,” along with other discovered species such as the okapi, the giant squid, the mountain gorilla, [...]
The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts held their Twenty-First Annual Conference in Portland, Maine, on November 1-4, 2007. It was called SLSA ’07: CODE. The conference was intellectually stimulating and extremely academic. One paper read told of ground-breaking implications for cryptozoology, as the term “cryptid” explodes beyond the boundaries of our field. But more of that later. Professor Susan McHugh, from her university website. I was humbled to be an invited guest of one of the conference organizers, the University of New England’s Susan McHugh, the author of Dog (Reaktion, 2004). McHugh is someone well aware of cryptozoology [...]