Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bigfoot County!!

Even More Found Footage Thrills to Be Had in Bigfoot County

Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired all North American rights for the feature film Bigfoot County, a found footage thriller about a group of filmmakers who ventured into Siskiyou County in Northern California, an area widely known for its Bigfoot sightings, and disappeared. Their footage was found a year later. Grindstone will release the film this winter through Lionsgate Home Entertainment. “I went up to shoot a movie on Bigfoot, then a local I met with presented me with evidence that blew my mind,” says Bigfoot County director Stephon Stewart. “After seeing this film, you will begin to believe what many have doubted since the 1967 Patterson/Gimlin Bigfoot Footage was released.” Grindstone’s Ryan Black added that “The film puts a scary twist on a classic legend. Bigfoot enthusiasts and horror fans alike will really enjoy what Stewart has created.” In addition to his directing duties, Stewart also produced the film with Richard Halpern, along with executive producers Johnnie Colter and Joey Napoli. Angelique De Luca is associate producer. Bigfoot County will face a bit of competition with The Lost Coast Tapes, arriving this fall, and Eduardo (The Blair Witch Project) Sanchez's Exists - both dabbling in Bigfoot tales utilizing the "found footage" aesthetic.

Ohio Bigfoot Sighting Database Comin Soon!!

The Crypto Journal will be making an Ohio Bigfoot sighting database that will consist of all known bigfoot sighting in all Ohio counties and we will also have a sighting report page.If you have any comments or suggestions,I will take all of that in consideration on making this,just email me at

Paul H.

Bigfoot in New England?


Does Sasquatch (Yes, Bigfoot) Roam the Forests of New England?

Over the years, the majority of sightings of the elusive Sasquatch have been limited to the American northwest. In the last three decades, however, many more encounters have occurred in the northeastern sections of America, particularly upstate New York and New England.
Actually, these sightings are really not new to the area; they just haven’t received as much publicity as other occurrences in the Pacific Northwest. The Algonquin Indians for hundreds of years have reported creatures they named Stone Men and Giant Men. The descriptions rarely varied; about 7 feet tall with glowing red eyes, a putrid smell and sounds that resemble a pig squealing.
Author Paul Bartholomew and his brother have researched the Bigfoot question meticulously for decades and have published their findings in a book released earlier this year entitled: Bigfoot Encounters in New York and New England.
In his own words: “It’s a global phenomena and it’s here in our own backyards…This whole area (Whitehall, NY) is rich in traditional reports of this creature…”
A Vermont news station ( recently ran a story involving both Bartholomew and a witness to a Bigfoot sighting named Frank Siecienski, whose apple orchard had been ravaged by some unknown creature. Positive no deer could have wrought such destruction, he set up a trail-cam and the results were alarming to say the least as indicated below. The camera caught what is believed to be a female Sasquatch carrying her young.
The TV network, Animal Planet, is hosting a show, Finding Bigfoot, in Rutland, Vermont.
Tom Donahue of Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce said: “Not only is it a fun, upbeat, interesting, different story that is being filmed here, the local community is getting very excited about it.”
Author Bartholomew hopes the show will increase public credibility and bring Bigfoot out of the shadows of legend and folklore.
“Our major goal is to bring this out of the tabloid mentality and bring it into science. The DNA age. And I think that’s right where we’re heading.”
For the human race, new species of animals that challenge the spirit of discovery and wonder are discovered often. Ultimately, all this publicity must be much more terrifying for an elusive creature fearing exposure to a world that may never understand or accept his existence.
Check out this lengthy but very interesting video concerning current Bigfoot research.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Possible Bigfoot Sighting in Ohio

Possible Sighting in Ohio,Posted May 8th 2012
I will attempt to contact the owner to get more info.

Bigfoot!...Where's the poop?


Bigfoot is a very large primate, estimated at 7-10 ft and possibly 800 pounds, yet other than dubious footprints and sketchy eyewitness accounts, he's somehow remained undiscovered. Undisputed evidence, such as a pelt, skeleton, or even DNA, have never been found. Now perhaps Bigfoot is just smarter than the average bear (or telepathic) and hides better than most animals -- maybe he's even learned to bury his dead, which might partly explain the lack of physical evidence.

Here's the catch…

We can assume Bigfoot didn't first appear during the 1950's when the craze initially started about him, so like most mammals he's probably been here tens of thousands of years. What's the minimum population needed to keep Bigfoot living for that long? We know that if the population number gets too low, the genetic variation isn't high enough to adapt to changing environments, and the species winks out. That means Bigfoot represents a fairly large group that's existed for thousands of years (or if compared to a gorilla, millions), and even if they bury their dead, a group that size would have surely left some physical remains. We don't even have fossil records. Nothing.

Another puzzlement is what do these primates eat? Big-bodied primates need a lot of food. A 5-6 foot, 4-500 pound gorilla, for example, consumes around 9000 calories a day. A 10 foot, 8-900 pound Bigfoot would easily double that expenditure. Where does a Yeti find 18,000 calories to eat on the snowy Himalayan mountains? Even if he bags a couple yaks, the food supply in the area wouldn't support him. The science doesn't work.

The Pacific Northwest might provide a better harvest for Bigfoot, but where's the evidence? If Bigfoot is a herbivore, samples of that activity should be readily apparent. If he's a scavenger or predator, there would be kill patterns, like we see with bears, wolves, cougars, etc. We haven't even found Bigfoot's poop. We can locate the feces of every other mammal on the planet, but apparently Bigfoot poop doesn't

As mentioned earlier, a large primate would need to sustain a breeding population in order to survive for thousands of years, but where are the mating calls, the offspring, the nesting areas, or the caves they use. Evidence like this is widely apparent with other mammals, but non-existent with Bigfoot. It's not enough just to say Bigfoot is elusive. His very existence for thousands of years would have created an environmental footprint that couldn't be concealed, but he's largely invisible.So where is he?...well the Crypto Journal is about to find out!...Stay Tuned!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

North Carolina, County Rockingham Bigfoot Sighting.

The witness "Pete" called us on the afternoon of July 20, 2012, and discussed what was taking place in and around his residence in northern North Carolina for the past 5 months where a possible group of Sasquatch creatures have invaded his and his neighbor’s areas screaming and braking branches in the forested areas that adjoined his property. This gentleman was very credible and a very knowledgeable person to talk with, especially regarding what has been taking place around his residence.
This witness lives between a park on one side of a main two lane highway and a river on the back side of his property, and, after I Google Earthed his residential area, I can see that there is tree lined river and a large tree covered area on his property, and a good sized remote park across the highway from his residence. As to the possibility of these forest people, as he calls them, to be present there is kind of a unknown mystery at present, because there seems to be an abscence of deer in his area. The witness states that there are plenty of fish in the river that flows by his back yard, and that might be what the forest people are living off of at present, and of course whatever they can find for food in the adjacent area.
Pete usually sits on his deck in the evenings and again when he gets up around 3 am. He does leave for work at approximately 5 am, and so he spends a little time on his deck listening to these strange sounds, (i.e.) screaming and gibberish coming from around his home during evening and early morning hours. Pete can feel their presence, because all of the bugs and critters quit making any noise, and then he can feel low vibrations, or hear mechanical and or vehicle sounds emanating from around his residence; where there are no vehicles. This witness states that he has been using his son’s video camera in an attempt to capture the screaming sounds, but will require further assistance to transpose them to the computer where we might all listen to them.
Pete also states that there are more than one of them out there, but he has not seen any yet. He feels like there are possibly seven or eight of them in the area, because they would make knocking sounds like wood on wood knocking and that’s is how he knew that there were so many of them in that area. This witness began to use a similar knocking sound on a tree that was close to his residence, but after copying them for a short duration they seemed to show their disdain with him continuing to knock on wood. They possibly knocked down a very large tree or branch that made quite a loud noise that convinced Pete to stop making any more of his knocking sounds.
He told me a recent fact that a dog grooming business in that area has had several of their dogs that were staying there torn up and partially devoured, plus their dumpster has had something going through it, and possible removing any of the food stuffs that were present. This witness has seen foot prints in the 17” to 18” range in this area. At present I feel that Pete is in the presence of these forest people who seem to be living in and around his residence. At present Pete is in the process of befriending them, and hopefully he will be successful with this endeavor.

Richard Hucklebridge

True believers: People of all types are certain they have encountered Sasquatch

A teenage hunter who watched it through his rifle scope for longer than a half-hour.
A trumpet player who surprised it — well, the surprise was certainly mutual — at the chicken coop behind his Blewett Pass cabin.
A construction contractor who had recorded the details of hundreds of sightings before, finally, having one of his own.

Foresters who have seen it, heard it, felt it, smelled it, or followed its tracks often enough over the years, for them, the question isn’t whether it exists, but when and where it will show up next.
It would take a shelf of books to chronicle the recollections of the thousands of people who are convinced they’ve had a personal encounter with Bigfoot.

GIANT IN THE CROSSHAIRS: Kevin Jones was only 16, in his third year of hunting in the Blue Mountains with his father, when he espied something through the scope of his high-powered rifle.
But it’s with his 28-year background of adherence to strict military schedules that Jones, now 59 and a former Army colonel living in Benton City, speaks assuredly about how long he observed a hairy, two-legged, creature across a draw in what is now the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.

“Approximately 45 minutes,” Jones said. “At about 250 yards through a 9-power scope. He filled about half the scope; it was like looking at him from 40 to 50 yards.”

Jones described it as “something man-like but hairy, standing up and moving real slow through what we call snowbrush or buckbrush … it would pull the limbs down hand over hand, holding (the limbs) with the left hand and picking the leaves off the tips with the right and eating the leaves.”

Jones had been waiting as his father moved the elk from the other side of Buck Ridge up over the saddle. When the elk reached the top of the draw, they were briefly startled — perhaps seeing or smelling the creature, Jones said, but then “just relaxed and continued on like he was nothing.”

When the elk passed within 15 feet of the creature, Jones had both within his rifle scope. “And he just dwarfed the elk,” said Jones, who said he was so focused on and fascinated by the creature that “I can’t tell you to this day if any of those elk had antlers on them.”

After the elk passed, the creature squatted when it became alerted to two hunters coming over the saddle. “It just turned away, without moving its feet … pivoted his upper body and curled forward and just looked like a stump sitting there.”

The hunters became alerted as they got to within 15 feet of the creature, Jones said, as if they “smelled something or saw something. I swear to God they looked right at him. And then all of a sudden they just totally relaxed — like a kid playing with a boy loses interest and drops the toy.”

After the hunters walked on, the creature took off in the opposite direction, “and covered the ground faster than I could run, without ever breaking into a run. It looked like it was walking in water … the arm swing like it was using the hand as a paddle, the palms facing to the rear like they were big paddles, pulling it through the water as it walked.”

Asked why he didn’t shoot it, Jones said it appeared so much like a human — albeit an eight-foot-tall, hairy one — he “felt guilty” even looking at it through a rifle scope.

MUSIC MAN AND THE MONSTER: Dean Dewees played trumpet with Lawrence Welk, the Inkspots, Eddie Peabody and the Four Tops. He would prefer to be remembered for his three decades as an elite musician than for his three minutes as a Sasquatch pursuer.

Dewees and his nephew Dave were playing cards one January night in 1977 when Dewees’ four dogs began making a ruckus outside the cabin, first barking wildly and then “yipping like they’d been injured.”
The two men grabbed a 20-gauge shotgun and a pistol, raced outside and found what Dewees described as “this huge creature standing there, eight, nine feet tall, sort of grayish white in color,” the hair on its shoulders coming down to the center of his back “like a V-shape.” The creature had torn a hole in the chicken coop and killed five chickens, laying them side-by-side, “the beaks all in the same direction.”
Dewees said his nephew fired the shotgun at point-blank range into the beast’s buttocks, only to see the creature walk away “like he didn’t even feel it.” The two men pursued it down the slope, Dewees continuing to fire at it with a birdshot-loaded .22 pistol. When the creature reached 15-foot-wide Hansel Creek, it crossed the creek at a single bound and disappeared into the woods.
“It was like he stepped (across the creek),” Dewees said, “more than jumped.”

The men returned to the house, only to find that something — perhaps the same creature, having doubled back, or something else entirely — had taken four of the five dead chickens, leaving one.
Dewees reported the incident to the Chelan County Sheriff’s Department but, to Dewees’ dismay, it didn’t stop there.

“The newspapers got hold of it and made fools of us,” said Dewees, who’s now 74. “You’ve got see these things to really believe it. I saw it, and I have no doubt in my mind what I saw.”

WOODSMEN AND THE GIANT: Mel Skahan and Jon Sampson have forestry/logging jobs — Skahan with the Yakama Nation, Sampson with the Bureau of Indian Affairs — that take them deep into the forests of the Yakama Reservation.
They’ve each had what they say were Bigfoot encounters.

Sampson had snowshoed 1 1/2 miles with a friend into a remote area of the reservation’s closed portion two years ago for some late-winter elk hunting when the two saw what looked like “this tall dark thing” walking behind a group of elk perhaps 500 yards away.

Sampson said he shot at it and the creature “dropped down like it put its chest on top of its kneecap, like an accordion. Then it turned 90 degrees from us and ran away from us, shrunk down in size.”

Skahan said he and a forestry coworker were in a recently logged-out area of the reservation in April 2005 when the two saw at a distance of about 150 yards a large animal Skahan described as “dark in color, running on two legs … (with) like-human legs (and) human-like arms. At no time did this thing drop on four legs. It stayed at a human gait the whole way.”

Sampson and Skahan have each on several occasions found huge, bare footprints in the dirt in remote forests, and heard vocalizations of what they say was clearly an animal — though not your typical forest denizen — warning them to go no further.

“I’ve heard bears growl, yes. And I’ve heard cougars growl,” Skahan said. “I know the difference.”

CAN’T PULL THE TRIGGER: Paul Graves, who owns a concrete construction business in Wenatchee, said he’s had two fleeting glimpses of Bigfoot, each time in the Blue Mountains over the last several years.

But it was years before that, while watching television in 1988 at his sister’s home, that he became fascinated with the subject. When the channel-surfing led to a show about Bigfoot, a friend of his sister “was not saying anything,” Graves recalled. “He looks over at me and said, ‘You know, I’ve seen one of those.’”

The man said he’d been hunting far up the Entiat Valley when he saw a hair-covered animal with “a human-looking face. It looked like a wild person to him, and he said, ‘There was no way I could pull the trigger.’ Since that time,” Graves said, “I’ve talked to hundreds, probably, of people who have literally been in the same situation. Most people can’t pull the trigger.”

Graves follows up on Eastern Washington reports on a Bigfoot research effort called The Olympic Project. Certain areas, like Bumping Lake, the Yakama Reservation, Mission Ridge and the Blue Mountains, generate a lot of reports. So, too, does the Entiat Valley.

One Entiat Valley incident more than 20 years ago that didn’t become an official report involved a backcountry ranger who came across an extremely distraught backpacker hurrying out of the forest.
The man told the ranger he’d been camping alone when he’d been dragged from his tent and tossed around, still in his sleeping bag, by a large, hairy animal that he said was definitely not a bear.
The ranger didn’t take the camper’s name or write up a report.


Said the ranger years later, “I thought the guy was a whack job.”

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Do They Exist?

Animals of Cryptozoology – Do They Exist?

Animals of Cryptozoology – Do They Exist?
Animals of Cryptozoology is the research of animals that are assumed to subsist, but for which definitive evidence is absent; the word also contains the research of animals widely considered extinct, but which continue to be reported. Primarily, cryptozoology is the study and pursuit of evasive animals whose being is not accepted by the scientific establishment. The principle objectives of Cryptozoologists are to study potentially mysterious animal species, often referred to as “cryptids” a word conceived by John Wall in 1983.
Cryptozoology is not only about Bigfoot, sea snakes, lake beasts, cryptozoology depends greatly upon testimonials and conjectural suggestion in the shape of legends and folklore, including stories and supposed sightings of mystifying monsters by native people, tourists, and travellers. Followers have asserted that in the early days of Western exploration of the globe, many local stories of animals originally discounted as myth by Western scientists were subsequently verified to have a foundation in biological reality, and that many unusual animals, when originally reported, were thought to be hoaxes, misconceptions or misidentifications.
Most individuals are reasonable to think of Bigfoot, or Loch Ness monster when they overhear the word “cryptozoology”, but the scope is not necessarily restricted to great beasts, or even well-known ones. Here is a brief list of just some creatures investigated by cryptozoologists

* The Loch Ness Monster
* Ogopogo
* Ropen, Indava and Mokele Mbembe (prehistoric living representations of dinosaurs)
* Bigfoot, Mothman, Spring Heeled Jack, Beast of Bodmin
* Devils Dogs
* Abominable Snowman
* Sasquach (el chupacabra), Werewolf and Yowie

Animals of Cryptozoology such as Nessie, Ogopogo, ropen, indava, and Mokele Mbembe are presumed to be prehistoric living representatives of plesiosaurs, pterosaurs, and dinosaurs. Reputedly eye-witness reports subsist of Bigfoot-like beasts in heavily occupied regions along the American east-coast, sightings of animals such as Mothman, Spring-heeled Jack, reptilian humanoids and of ghosts, whose observers might be just as truthful and plausible. Consequently, many who are enthusiastic in such phenomena as the supposed Beasts of Bodmin and Exmoor (not mysterious species but recognized species although in an alien setting) and the Cornwall ‘Devil Dogs’ imagine these beasts as cryptids.
In the 1980′s, the primary cryptozoological curiosity was Mokele mbembe, which some conceive to be a living sauropod dinosaur that resides in the Likouala swamp area in the Republic of the Congo. The 1990′s saw the focus upon the Vu Quang Nature Reserve in Vietnam in which new species of Deer and Antilope were subsequently catalogued and recognised.
In summary therefore, Animals of cryptozoology is the study of unfathomable animals, whether big or small, to date not formally acknowledged by what is frequently styled Western science or conventional zoology but advocated in some way by testimony from humans. Cryptozoology has developed since it was first introduced however there is nevertheless debate as to whether Cryptozoology is a scientific undertaking or a pseudoscientific one. Given that their eventual goal is to uncover either new types of animal or new subspecies, the science of cryptozoology is embedded in biological science.