Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sasquatch Summit - A Tribute to John Green - Video Segment

Back in April of 2011, Craig Flipy and I took a Bigfoot Road Trip to Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia to partake in a salute to veteran bigfooter, John Green.  We did some filming along the way, and eventually pieced together a 9 minute segment on the event.  We initially intended to include the clip in the Bigfoot Road Trip DVD, but there was a small audio glitch that made us reconsider.  We have now decided to make this clip available for free for everyone to enjoy.

If you weren't able to make it to the event, I hope you get a taste of what it was like by watching the below video.  The event was amazing as friends of the sasquatch united to celebrate John Green and his contributions to our lives.  We only know so much because we stand on the shoulders of giants, and John Green is one of the tallest of those giants (both literally and figuratively).  We all owe him a debt of gratitude.  For now, however, I think he'd be content to have us enjoy the video segment.

And consider this... If this video is what didn't make the Bigfoot Road Trip DVD, imagine the great stuff that actually made the cut!  

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bigfoot Road Trip - London Cast Preview

Bigfoot Road Trip (due out this June) is a DVD unlike any others both in content and format.  It is divided up into eight chapters, each with its own theme and journey.  One of the chapters details the events surrounding the finding, casting, and analysis of the London Tracks.  While the full length of the London Cast chapter is well over 20 minutes long, Craig Flipy and I thought you'd like to see a super-condensed preview of this section.  Enjoy!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Enjoy this Mother's Day video from the Jane Goodall Institute showing a surrogate mother to some chimplings.  If it moves you, donate something to the JGI to show your appreciation for what they do.  Remember, Jane herself has spoken out about the possibility of bigfoots being real!

This Mother's Day, join JGI in honoring Tchimpounga's resident "surrogate chimp mom," La Vieille!

As one of Tchimpounga's oldest residents, La Vieille has a very special role to play at the sanctuary. She spends her time helping Tchimpounga’s new arrivals learn how to socialize with other chimps and gain independence from their human caregivers. Though the young chimps sometimes like to pester her, La Vieille remains a dedicated, protective guardian.

Click here to donate to the Jane Goodall Institute.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Bigfoots Run in Relay for Life

In Glenwood, AR on May 3rd, a bigfoot was seen running in the annual fundraiser called Relay for Life.  For those who don't know, Relay for Life is an annual fundraiser featuring cancer survivors and friends of those who were taken by cancer.  Sponsors give money to various teams, but all the funds eventually make their way to the American Cancer Society.

One team took their love for bigfoot and turned it into a force of good by getting a bigfoot costume and making some plaster footprint casts to boost morale and generate buzz.  Being the son of a cancer survivor myself, I cannot say how great it is to see bigfoot join the fight against cancer.

You can donate to the bigfoot team by clicking this link.  Again, all money ends up at the American Cancer Society.

Friday, May 10, 2013

"I Hope They Find Bigfoot" by Bill Liscomb

I love stuff like this...  Thanks, Bill!

To visit Bill Liscomb's official website, click this link.  You can buy this song for less than a buck in his store!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The London Trackway - Track #59

Track number 59

Track 59 of the London series produced a messy cast, to say the least. The sloppy appearance of the cast is due to the mossy organic substrate from which it was cast. There are areas where the creature’s foot penetrated deeply into the mud underneath the mossy layer, though. and some details can be observed from this area.

Only three toes are clearly shown in this cast, as is often the case in the London series. This tridactyl grabbing motion observed in so many casts from this data set often produces a raised furrow of mud behind the toes, and this cast is an excellent example of this. The furrow was raised 1.2 cm above the rest of the substrate.
To see more information and photographs of this cast, click here.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sasquatch Mystery Museum Virtual Exhibit

Long-time sasquatch researcher and friend, Chris Murphy has recently built a virtual museum exhibition on the Sasquatch Canada website.  As always, Chris has supplied excellent information and rare photographs and documents for our enjoyment.

Much of the information and archive photographs came directly from the godfather of modern bigfooting himself, John Green.  Of particular interest to many will be John's photographs from Blue Creek Mountain track event, as well as many significant footprints in the ground before they were cast.  These include the Skeena River prints, Onion Mountain print, Hyampom print, and Cripple Foot prints.

Besides the prints, there are archives on the topic of bigfoot vocalizations, the Skookum Cast, Native tales, hand prints, the Patterson/Gimlin Film, and others.  For any bigfooter, the website is a treasure trove of historical archives.

You can check it out by clicking on this link.  

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The London Trackway - Print #57

Track number 57 in the London series shows four digits. The first three digits are deeply impressed with nice striations showing either the grabbing action of the toes, or the pull out as the creature lifted its foot upwards out of the substrate. The fifth digit, though possibly seen in the photograph taken of the print before it was cast, didn’t seem to show up in the cast itself. The first digit impressed quite deeply, pushing into the substrate 1.9 cm.

The heel is nicely rounded and very natural looking. Its lateral edge is deeply impressed with a rounded side wall suggesting a living, maleable foot rather than a wooden cut out.

In the mid part of the footprint are two features of interest. First is a small snail shell, which was picked up by the casting process and is evident in the cast itself. Second, and of more anatomical interest, is a clump of hard dirt or clay that can be seen in the photographs of the print before it was cast. This feature also is shown in the cast as a large hole protruding upwards into the cast itself. Could this shed some light on the bottom of the sasquatch foot? If this clump of dirt was present when the bigfoot made the print, then it was not broken apart by the weight of the creature. This would hypothetically be because the fat pad on the bottom of the sasquatch’s foot, yielded around the clump and didn’t exert enough pressure on it to break it apart (though the clump is visibly cracked along the left side). If the bottom of the sasquatch foot is this forgiving, so forgiving that it didn’t break apart a hard clump of clay, then it sheds some light on how these creatures can walk over rocks and other unpleasant things without causing themselves pain or discomfort.

Friday, May 3, 2013

1991 Freeman Cast from the Blue Mountains

On January 14, 1991, Paul Freeman and his wife were having coffee at a restaurant when they overheard a couple guys talking about some bear prints they had seen on Mill Creek Road. Thinking that it was too early for bears to be out of hibernation, Paul thought they could have been bigfoot tracks so he decided to investigate. Around noon, he called Vance Orchard and invited him along, and he and Wes Sumerlin met Paul at his house to ride to the location together. Wes was quick to point out that the unseasonably warm weather could have brought a bear out of hibernation, but the prints were still worthy of checking out.

Upon arrival several footprints were quickly found on both sides of the road. The prints were estimated to be three or four days old. Vance Orchard snapped several black and white photographs of prints while Paul and Wes were examining individual tracks. One of these photographs is included in Vance’s 2001 publication, The Walla Walla Bigfoot on page 21.

The creature’s path was traced for a good distance by the three men (see diagram below). It came out of the brush in the Five Points area (the same general area where this individual’s prints would be later cast by Dr. Jeff Meldrum in 1996) near a wheat field off of 7 Mile Road, made its way down to Mill Creek, through the grass and brush, and back up to the mountains via nearby Blue Creek. The total distance this animal was tracked is approximately two miles.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First

If gorillas are capable of this, and juvenile gorillas at that, how much more capable would a sasquatch be at detecting game cams, hunting blinds, and all the other oh-so-clever contraptions we seek them out with?  Enjoy the article!

Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First

Ker Than
for National Geographic News
Published July 19, 2012

Just days after a poacher's snare had killed one of their own, two youngmountain gorillas worked together Tuesday to find and destroy traps in theirRwandan forest home, according to conservationists on the scene.

"This is absolutely the first time that we've seen juveniles doing that ... I don't know of any other reports in the world of juveniles destroying snares," saidVeronica Vecellio, gorilla program coordinator at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund'sKarisoke Research Center, located in the reserve where the event took place.

"We are the largest database and observer of wild gorillas ... so I would be very surprised if somebody else has seen that," Vecellio added.

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