‘Bigfoot’ Hair sold in Texas

It is said that in this in day and age, anything is for sale. And this was no exception in Nacogdoches, Texas. Steve Busti, the owner of the Museum of the weird in Austin, Texas, paid $212 for a few strands of bigfoot Hair ( allegedly).

“i’m really looking forward to having the hairs tested” he said. If however, the tests show that they emanated from a known animal, then explaining this to his missus, will no doubt be a hair raising experience :)

The link to the full article can be found here

Soldiers hear Bigfoot?

Another Bigfoot encounter reported via my website. Many Thanks to Curtis Hinten for taking the time out and sending me this.
 
I am 55 yrs. old now but when I was in Yakima, Washington in the U.S Army we were on survival training (about 28-30 yrs. old at the time) in Yakima Valley my friend & fellow soldier were camped out by ourselves with no one else around for miles and we heard the loudest monkey like howls, grunts and screams you could ever hear. It seems as it was getting closer and closer to our tent. We locked and loaded our rifles but were scared stiff. We also smelled the terrible odor that researchers had been saying accompanied big foot. We even heard the heavy footsteps. This went on until almost morning. We were both so frightened we said if anything got to close to our tent we would fire away. In the morning we packed up and continued on with our training but did not see any prints or evidence of our nightly visitor. We told other soldiers approximately 3 days later after we had finished our training and was back with everyone else what had happened and our company 1st Sgt. stated that the most bigfoot sightings had been in yakima valley where were had been going through training. I someday want to go back to yakima valley and look for bigfoot.

Husband and wife hear scream while fishing

Many Thanks for bigfoot-lives.com visitor Dewey Lambert for sending me his Bigfoot experience. I have included the text in it’s entirety below.

YEAR: 1994
SEASON: Fall
MONTH: September
STATE: Alabama
COUNTY: Cleburne County
LOCATION DETAILS: From I 20 you get off at the Heflin exit and go through Heflin and get on hwy 78. You will see signs directing you to Pine Glen, a camping area, and Coleman Lake soon after this point. The roads are dirt roads, but follow the signs to Pine Glen and about 3 miles up the road on the left you will see a sign for Sweetwater Lake. This road will go down about 1/2 mile to the lake.
NEAREST TOWN: Heflin
NEAREST ROAD: I 20
OBSERVED: About 7 years ago my wife and I were at a lake in the middle of the Talladega National Forrest in Alabama. The lake was sweet water lake. We were fishing in a small boat at the end of a slew early in the morning, we were the only ones at the lake, I think it was on a Wednesday and we were all alone. We heard something scream, it started out as a howl and turned into a long high pitched scream and it was so loud it echoed through the mountains. It made the hair stand up on the back of our necks. But that is not all. About a year before that My stepfather and I were hiking around the same lake, we liked to fish at a spillway way on the backside of the lake, and about 1/2 mile into the hike we crossed a fire brake about 20 feet wide, now keep in mind that we are a pretty good way back in the woods, we have crossed rocks thorns and briars and all kinds of rough ground. And right there across the dried mud in the fire brake is a set of foot prints dried into the mud. They were not huge they were about the size of a full grown man but they did look human, I just couldn’t understand why a man would be this far back in the woods without shoes on. And over the years there is one thing I have thought about a Bigfoot would have to grow up, so maybe it was a young Bigfoot
ALSO NOTICED: no
OTHER WITNESSES: Myself and my wife
OTHER STORIES: I once worked with a man in Alabama that after we became friends, told me he and his whole family were picking huckleberries at Sweetwater Lake, the huckleberries grow wild all over the area.
He and his wife and two children were picking away when they all heard something in the trees. They all turned around to see a harry man standing there. He said it was a little taller than a man and as soon as it saw them it ran off into the woods. It scared them so bad that they left.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: the scream was in the early morning and I saw the foot prints at about 10:00 or 11:00 in the day
ENVIRONMENT: It is a lake in the middle of the Talladega National Forrest. With pine and hard wood forrest around, with miles and miles of forrest between the lake and the nearest town. The name of the lake is Sweetwater Lake near Coleman Lake.
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Follow-up investigation report:
BFRO Investigator: Tommy McElyea

A Bigfoot Encounter

I received an email recently from a vsitor to my site regarding her encounter with a Bigfoot. I have included the full text below.

In 1974 I was backpacking in the Desolation Wilderness area in California with a group of 8 hikers, I was almost 17.

The day before we arrived at the lake and almost at the end of our week long hike, I had fallen down a steep embankment and injured myself pretty badly. I had mostly large scrapes with skin missing from my elbows, shins, knees and hands. A large contusion on my forehead and generally lots of swelling everywhere. Felt like I had been hit by a truck. So, early the next morning I went down to Loon lake to bathe because I thought the cold water might help the swelling. I felt uneasy and had the sensation that I was being watched. There was an absence of noise in my general vicinity. NO birds, no nothing…

I stripped down to my underwear, naked, and proceeded to wade into the freezing water. I couldn’t help but scream and yell at the top of my lungs because of the cold water and my pain. I was in about 4 feet of water and I held my breath and went under, when I emerged I let out a huge scream. I was generally swearing loudly and splashing about like an idiot. Oblivious really to all the noise I was making. There was a large semi submerged boulder that I left my dry clothing on and as I was wading out of the lake I froze dead in my tracks, still not completely out of the water. In front of me and slightly to my right, about 50 to 100 feet away from me, standing partially obscured behind a tree was a huge hairy creature. A male, it had a large stone in it’s right hand and it banged the stone against the tree(twice) and grimaced and I could see it’s teeth. It stood at least 8 feet tall, hairy all over except for it’s face. Covered with reddish brown hair with amber colored eyes and a deep crease or scar on it’s right cheek. The skin on it’s face had a slightly red tint to it. It had no neck and a sloping forehead.

We stared at each other for what seemed like hours but in reality it was probably only like 3 minutes. My mind was racing, I was terrified. I grabbed my clothes and ran screaming back to camp, worried that it was right behind me and it was. I was screaming and leaping over rocks in my bare feet and on my way back encountered my dad who heard my screams and came running. I was in a flat out panic. My father was a big man himself, 6’6″ and weighed about 400 lbs. I knew by the look on his face that he saw something behind me because he turned so quick and I have never seen him run faster than that ever. Even though I had a head start on him, he quickly caught up with me and grabbed my right arm and shouted …”Faster!” Which only made my panic worse.

When we got back to camp, we all hurriedly packed and quickly left the area. We found another campsite further down the trail towards a dirt road and we were kept awake that night by the eery sound of a baby crying. On the hike out, me and another hiker were continually pelted with stones from the left side of the trail causing us to quicken our pace. I have never been back.

My father died 20 years ago. I think he knew that It bothered me that he never acknowledged what we saw. A few days before he died, we were talking and he said “I’m sorry…..it was right there, I Just couldn’t accept what I was seeing,…I still have a hard time…..Jan…I’m sorry…..don’t go hiking alone, okay?” I nodded. That was the only time he ever spoke about it. I remain equally horrified and fascinated by the event to this day and sometimes…I dream about it.

New hunt for China’s Yeti

A new hunt is about to begin for China’s Yeti, the ‘Wild Man’ who lives in the dark forests of central Hubei province.

Standing 6 foot 8 tall and covered in dark grey hair, this Chinese incarnation of Bigfoot has been spotted hundreds of times

For centuries, the villagers who live around the Shennongjia forest of China’s central Hubei province, a forbidding 1,000 square mile reserve of high mountains and deep forests, have believed that the Wild Man, or Yeren, lives among them.

Standing 6 foot 8 tall and covered in dark grey hair, this Chinese incarnation of Bigfoot has been spotted hundreds of times.

Improbable, at least by Chinese standards, size 12 footprints have been recorded; long thick strands of hair have been tested by scientists, who proclaimed that they did not belong to any of the known creatures inside the reserve.

But no one has ever proven its existence.

This weekend however, a new team of 38 researchers drawn from several different Chinese universities and research institutes will fan out across the Shennongjia reserve on an expedition to catalogue the region’s unique ecosystem.

Their trip will continue throughout August, and the researchers will collect data on the 1,000 or so different types of animals that live in Shennongjia, including the Golden snub-nosed monkey and a white-furred bear that is only found in the reserve.

If the researchers manage to find concrete evidence of the Wild Man, they will have succeeded where two major previous expeditions, one in 1974 to 1981 and one in 2010, failed.

“I simply want to put an end to the argument that it exists,” said Wang Shancai, at the Hubei Relics and Archaeology Institute, when he set out in 2010.

In 2005, Zhang Jiahong, a shepherd in Muyu, near the forest, told the Chinese state media he had seen two of the creatures, with “hairy faces, eyes like black holes, prominent noses and dishevelled hair, with faces that resembled both a man’s and a monkey’s.

Another explorer, Zhang Jinxing, spent years living as a hermit in the Shennongjia forest, and said he had seen footprints on 19 separate occasions, without ever finding the beast.

However, Zhou Guoxing, a former director of the Beijing Museum of Natural History and a paleontologist, has poured scorn on the idea that there may be a Chinese Bigfoot.

“There is no Wild Man in this world,” he said, earlier this year.

“I’ve visited every place where the Wild Man was reported in China.

“I’ve studied everything related to the Wild Man including hair, skulls and specimens. All of them are dyed human hair or come from monkeys and bears.”

He claimed the local government in Hubei is simply trying to drum up tourist revenue. And indeed the Shennongjia Nature Reserve has recently signed agreements with Beijing to help promote package holidays to the area for nature lovers and yeti hunters.

The name of the nature reserve comes from the Emperor Shennong and the word jia, meaning ladder. The emperor was said to use the ladder to climb up the area’s mountains, and it subsequently transformed into a lush forest.

(By Malcolm Moore. The daily Telegraph 2nd July 2012)

Scientists to Search for Chinese Bigfoot

It stands at over two metres tall, is covered in dark grey hair, leaves size 12 footprints and goes by the name of the Wild Men – or the Chinese Yeti. And a group of scientists are setting out on an expedition this weekend to prove he really exists.

The existence of the Chinese incarnation of ‘Bigfoot’ is a tale that has been told for centuries around the Shennongjia forest of China’s central Hubei province, with over 400 reported sightings, reports The Telegraph.

In 2005, shepherd in Muyu, near the forests, told Chinese media he saw two creatures with “hairy faces, eyes like black holes, prominent noses and disheveled hair, with faces that resembled both a man’s and a monkey’s”.

Zhang Jinxing, who spent years living in the Shennongjia forest, and said he had seen footprints on 19 separate occasions.

Chinese scientists claim to have found long thick strands of hair which they claim do not belong to any creature in the region, while villagers have reported seeing massive footprints, although no scientific proof of the ‘Yeren’ has yet been recorded.

This weekend, a group of 38 researchers from several Chinese universities will set out across the Shennongjia Reserve.

They hope to catalogue the ecosystem, collect data on the 1,000-plus animals that live there – including the Golden snub-nosed monkey and white-furred bear – and prove, or disprove, the theory of the Chinese Yeti once and for all.

The last major expedition, in 2010, failed to find any concrete proof and not everybody is convinced this time will be any different.

Zhou Guoxing, a former director of the Beijing Museum of Natural History, said earlier this year: “There is no Wild Man in this world.

“I’ve visited every place where the Wild Man was reported in China.

“I’ve studied everything related to the Wild Man including hair, skulls and specimens. All of them are dyed human hair or come from monkeys and bears.”

( 7 News. 3rd July 2012)

 

2d or not 2d, that is the question.

Is the 3d film craze finally coming to an end?

With films like Avatar smashing all box office records, and a massive influx of mega budget 3d films hitting the multiplexes up and down the country, one would be forgiven for thinking that the dawn of 3D as an established film medium has well and truly arrived. Indeed, Jeffrey Katazenburg, one of the co founders of the giant film studio Dreamworks, went even further, publically stating that “2D films are going to be a thing of the past”.

Katzenburg’s predictions seemed to be coming true as the first wave of Post Avatar 3D films such as Alice in Wonderland, Clash of the Titans and Toy Story 3 earned enormous box office revenues. The ‘kerching’ of cash registers and the obvious sounds of hands being rubbed with glee, could be heard emanating from the boardrooms of the various Film Studios. However, by the end of August 2010, the sounds of joy was soon replaced by an air of uncertainty.

Things were not looking too rosy as the next wave of 3D films produced disappointing box office results with films barely breaking even on their 3d screenings. And, to add further salt to the proverbial wound, the latest figures released by the New York Times, has only served to reiterate the belief that the 3d medium is in desperate peril. At its height, an average 3d film was earning 70-100 percent more in cinemas than the equivalent 2d film.

However, the first clear sign of danger came the weekend of June 18, 2010. Toy Story 3 opened with $110.3 million in ticket sales, making it one of the most successful films in history. Yet the Pixar movie’s 3-D screenings contributed relatively little to its dazzling profits. Their per-cinema revenue was at minus 5 percent compared to 2-D showings, the first time in recent history that 3-D had sunk below the break-even point on a film’s first weekend. Six weeks later, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore opened with $12.3 million in total sales, and a 3-D “bonus” of minus 10 percent. The monster profits from 2009 had all but disappeared by the end of the summer.

Shares in DreamWorks Animation, the studio managed by Jeffrey “2-D films are going to be a thing of the past” Katzenberg,were in free-fall and Shares of RealD, one of the big players in stereo projection technology, have also been in a tailspin, losing 70 percent of their value since May.

It is interesting to note that Coroline, Resident Evil and Tron were all filmed using 3d Cameras and were not cheap 3d Conversions

But the 64 million dollar question is, who is responsible for the alarming slide in the popularity of 3d films.? I believe there are 3 main culprits…

1. Greedy Cinema chains : In the spring of 2010 , Regal, AMC and other large Cinema chains increased the price of 3d films by 20 % in the hope of cashing in on the 3d craze. Accountants Price Waterhouse carried out their own investigation and concluded that the 3d ticket prices were indeed overpriced. They commented that  “Industry players risk killing a golden goose by overselling and, in some cases, overpricing the 3-D experience” and in a recent study, over 75% of people interviewed felt that the 3d is not worth the extra £4 per ticket.

2. Greedy Film Studios : The production costs of a 3d film far outweigh those of a conventional 2d film. As a result, the studios are shooting a lot of their films in conventional 2d and then during the post production stage they are converted to 3d. This is a cheap, shoddy method which no doubt creates a sub standard 3d experience for the punter who has forked out top dollar expecting a full 3d experience. James Cameron, the director of Avatar moaned “you got people who are quickly converting films from 2d to 3d, which is not what we did. They’re expecting the same result, when in fact it they will work against the adoption of 3D because they will be putting out an inferior product”

3. Shrewd consumers : A lot of people simply have no interest in watching 3D films, Others have suffered nausea inducing headaches and indeed a recent study suggested that 10 % of the population are actually anatomically incapable of seeing 3D effects.

To suggest that the 3d patient is dead, is a bit premature, but certainly, the post Avatar love affair with 3d has definitely soured. With Spielberg’s TinTin, already released and Scorcese and Peter Jackson, also releasing films in 3d, it will be interesting to see if the patient will make a full recovery.

 

 

Motorist catches sight of a yowie

If your answer was “that guy down at the local,” you’re probably right but it’s also a common description of a mythical Australian creature known as a yowie, a specimen of which has been reportedly spotted near Centenary Dr, north of Grafton.

A Hunter Valley man named Dean, who did not wish to be identified further, thinks he may have caught a glimpse of one of the creatures, a kind of an Australian version of Bigfoot, as he was driving along the section of road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Dean, whose work sees him driving more than 5000km a week around NSW, was travelling south along the Pacific Hwy, north of Grafton just before 2.30am when he took the Centenary Dr bypass. Shortly after turning into the road he saw something that shook him to the core.

“I reached the top of the hill and I was coming around the sweeping corner to the right when I noticed something a lot larger than a kangaroo in the middle of the road – my headlights weren’t on it yet but it was a bright night and I saw what looked like a large person stooped over, with a big overcoat on,” Dean said.

“At the time I thought ‘you silly old thing, what are you doing in the middle of the road at this time of the morning’, but next thing I knew my headlights started to light it up and it took one giant step off the road, it went from standing up like a person to going down on all fours and then it disappeared into the scrub in about three bounds.”

Dean, who is used to night-driving and fatigue management, slowed down and was looking into the scrub for the creature and said he saw it silhouetted against the sky.

“It had an almost sort of a square, shaggy block head sitting straight on its shoulders – I’m a pretty big guy but it made me absolutely awe-struck how huge its body was – it had its arm up against a tree and it had about a foot of hair hanging from under its biceps.”

He estimated the creature to be at least two metres tall and covered in what looked like jet-black hair.

Dean said he had no idea what to think until he described the incident to colleagues later who said it was similar to yowie-sighting stories they’d heard in their travels.

Since then Dean said he had been researching … to rationally explain what he saw but has yet to find a satisfactory answer.

“Anybody who knows me knows I’m the ultimate realist but this was an awe-inspiring moment, it’s definitely made me a believer,” Dean said.

During his search for answers however, Dean came across the website of Australian yowie researcher, Paul Cropper who was very interested in his story.

Mr Cropper, who has also co-written a book on yowies, said Dean’s story wasn’t unusual.

“In our book we recorded around 350 reports going back to the late 1700s, early 1800s, but I imagine there’s a lot more than that which don’t ever reach the media – people have these experiences and then just keep it to themselves,” Mr Cropper said.

Theories abound as to what yowies could be, including an unknown species of ape or even an undiscovered close relative to homo sapiens, he said.

“One thing you can say with absolute certainty is that Aborigines and Europeans have been recording these things for a long time – the Aboriginal stories go back to the Dreamtime and the European stories go back to basically the first settlement … there’s just this consistent thread of stories up until Tuesday morning,” he said.

(  The Daily Examiner – 19th May 2011 )

Mysterious tall creature reported In Pennsylvania

Roger Marsh
Examiner.com – 29th March 2011

A new Bigfoot case was made available March 29, 2011, after paranormal investigator and author Stan Gordon interviewed a witness from an incident that occurred in Butler County, Pennsylvania, March 18, 2011, between Chicora and East Brady.

Gordon investigated the encounter March 21. Chicora is a rural area about 45 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Gordon is the author of the recently released Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook – the incredible case notes and investigator’s behind-the-scenes look at the hundreds of UFO and Bigfoot reports that were reported primarily in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1973 and 1974.

The new case Gordon reports on today is very similar to accounts received throughout the Pennsylvania region over many decades – an unusual creature crossing a roadway and seemingly not interested in the motorist who happens by and watches.

From researcher Stan Gordon – in his own words.
www.stangordon.info

On March 21, 2011, I was contacted by a witness who reported having an encounter with a very strange creature during the early morning hours of March 18, 2011. The incident occurred on a rural road in Butler County between Chicora and East Brady. The witness, a businessman passing through the area, stated that “this was the freakiest thing I ever saw, and it made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.”

The man told me that he was driving down the road when from about a qurter-mile away, he observed something on the right side in a grassy area. His first thought was that it was a deer. The driver stepped on the gas to move closer to get a better view. From about 50 yards away, he observed something that appeared to be hunched down, and then stood up. The driver then observed a very tall muscular creature.

At this point, the driver had his high beams on and watched as the creature walked in front of a yellow reflective road sign, then crossed the two lane road in three long steps and continued into a wooded area. What he saw was a humanoid figure that stood at least 8 feet tall that appeared to have smooth leather-like skin that was of either a darker tan or light brown color.

The creature never looked at the witness, and was only observed from its side. The head appeared to be flat in the front section, and then rounded out. “At the top back of skull, it was like one of those aerodynamic helmets. The top was not quite a point, but looked like a ridge on top of the head.” The face was flat, and the eyes were not clearly defined, but the man thought that they might have been pointed in the corner. The ear that was observed on the left side was long and flat, and came up and back and was pointed backwards like a flap.

The arms were muscular and a little longer than that of a human. The hands looked more like a claw, but the number of fingers was unclear. One physical trait that stood out was the extremely muscular legs. The witness stated that it was hard to explain, but the legs did not move like that of a human, and “looked like they bent backwards.” The witness also saw what appeared to be wings on its back which were tucked into its body, with the wing tips extending toward the side of its head.

No unusual sounds or smells were noticed during the observation which was estimated to have been about 7-8 seconds. As the motorist approached the location where the creature entered the woods, it could no longer be seen. The next day the witness decided to drive back to the location of the encounter to look for any evidence. The ground conditions were not suitable for tracks, and nothing was found. The witness did, however, measure the road sign that the creature had walked in front of. The sign was just over 8 feet high, and the head of the creature was estimated to have reached about 4 inches above the sign.