Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cliff on Coast to Coast AM

I did this interview a while ago on Coast to Coast AM, but here it is again for your listening enjoyment!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Finding Bigfoot Season Five Field Notes - The Duhon Photograph


Finding Bigfoot's second expedition to Louisiana was centered around the Duhon Photograph.  The picture shows a clearly bipedal figure standing next to a hunting blind.  The figure is either a sasquatch or a human being dressed head to foot in dark clothing, despite the 90+ degree temperatures.

Click here to read my analysis of the Duhon Photograph.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Finding Bigfoot Season Five Field Notes - Virginia


My field notes for the Virginia episode of Finding Bigfoot have now been published.  Click here for an analysis on the above photograph, as well as behind the scenes pictures from the filming of the episode.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

NAILED Magazine Prints a Good Article on my Research


Joseph Blair of the Portland Magazine, NAILED, went bigfooting with me this past spring and produced this article.  I had the opportunity to show him some of the footprint casts I've gathered over the last couple decades, and I brought him out to the woods to a location with recent activity to see if anybody was home, so to speak.

Click this link to read the article.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Finding Bigfoot Season Five - Oregon vs. Washington Field Notes

The Columbia River forms the boundary between
Oregon and Washington.
My field notes from the Finding Bigfoot episode where we pit Oregon against Washington for the title of the "Squatchiest State" have now been published.  Read the article to learn about what went on behind the scenes, and also to see never-before-seen photographs from the shoot.

Click this link to learn more.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Finding Bigfoot Season Four - West Virginia Field Notes - Coal Miner's Bigfoot


Finding Bigfoot returned to West Virginia for a second time in late 2013.  The expedition was a success, and the team walked away with several interviews with credible witnesses and a recording of what seems to be a sasquatch near the New River Gorge.  My field notes include details not found in the episode, photographs of the locations of sightings, and the audio file from my own recorder on the night we got vocalizations.

Click here to read my field notes.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Finding Bigfoot Season Four Field Notes - Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Craig Sulk's photo that may show a sasquatch
My field notes for the Finding Bigfoot expedition to Michigan's Upper Peninsula have now been published.  The field notes include other photos from the site, as well as an in-depth discussion on a possible cause of bigfoot eyeshine.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Orang Pendek Project - 8/14/13

The footprint cast photographed against a 1/2 inch grid.

Another cast has been added to the Orang Pendek Project database on my official website.  This one shows some interesting anatomy, but was also worn down in the shipping process by inadequate packaging.

Click here to see even more photographs of the cast and footprint!

The Sumatran tracker, Jhon, measuring the footprint
 in the ground before casting.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Finding Bigfoot Season Four - Kansas Field Notes

A footprint in the snow possibly left by a sasquatch in Kansas.
Kansas seems an unlikely place for bigfoots to be found, yet there are a small number of sightings.  These sightings are from areas of suitable habitat, and are reported by seemingly credible people.  The Finding Bigfoot team went to check things out, and my field notes from this expedition have now been published on my official website.

Click here to read my field notes.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

2013 Arcata, CA Footprint Find - Update


Another footprint has been added to my ever-growing online footprint database.  For more photographs and information on this cast, click here.

Update 5/30/14
While rummaging through my photo files, I came across a close up of the toes on the cast.  This photo has been added to the gallery on the footprint's page in the Footprint Database.  

Here is the pic below:


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Casting Class with Cliff

In case you couldn't make the Ohio Bigfoot Conference back in April, here's a video of the casting seminar I taught at Sunday's picnic lunch.  



Thank you to Henry May for recording and posting this!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Amerikans - Episode #15: These Are Mysteries


Presented by The Amerikans, this short documentary tells about some mysteries observed by a Native American drum maker.  Shape-shifting, UFO's, and bigfoot are briefly discussed by a witness in a serious and respectful manner.  I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Orang Pendek Project - July 14, 2013

An orang pendek cast collected on July 14, 2013.

The Orang Pendek Project has been an amazing project to work on, but it has not been without its setbacks and frustrations.  Some of these frustrations arise from incomplete documentation or lost data.  After all, the project spans three continents and two languages.  That's not even to mention the cultural differences that sometimes cause confusion or other complications.

This cast is a great example of these complications.  There was a track investigation on July 14, 2013, and several photographs of a footprint in the ground were recorded that day.  The cast seen above came with the bundle of data sent by my Sumatran contact that serves as a middle-man.  However, the cast cannot be from the footprint pictured in the ground; it's the wrong foot!

We apparently have some missing data somewhere, but I will still record this footprint as from the date above.  Perhaps it is another footprint from the same line of prints?  Perhaps it's from another date altogether?  I do not know, and am unlikely to ever know.  I do know that as the project proceeds, the documentation is getting better and better.  Hopefully this sort of error will be avoided in the future.

I present the data, fuzzy as it may be, for your enjoyment.

Click here to read more about this print, and to see more photographs.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Bigfoots and Butterflies - This Week!


The residents of the Pacific Northwest are in for a treat this week.  On both Monday and Tuesday evenings (May 19 and 20), Dr. Robert Michael Pyle is lecturing, proudly sponsored by the non-profit organization Mount St. Helens Institute.

For bigfoot newbies, Dr. Pyle is a lepidopterologist, or someone who studies butterflies and moths.  Though this is his specialty, I would describe Dr. Pyle as a naturalist with a wide range of interests.  One of those interests is in the study of bigfoot.  In fact, he wrote an excellent book about his journey in bigfooting entitled, Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide (required reading for any bigfooter, in my opinion).  


Monday's lecture will be at the Kelso Theater (214 S. Pacific, Kelso, WA), and Tuesday's will be at the Loowit Brewing Company (507 Columbia St., Vancouver, WA). Both lectures start at 6:30. I hope to see you there!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Orang Pendek Project - 7/30/13

OPP 7/30/13
Another orang pendek cast has been added to the ever growing Orang Pendek Project database.  This one not only shows quite a bit of forest debris, but also has some anatomical features that correspond well to what should be expected.  

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Art of Eerie Eric

Cliff and himself

The Ohio Bigfoot Conference brought together bigfooters, vendors, and artists.  One artist, Eric Fargiorgio, was kind enough to do a caricature of me as a gift.  Thank you, Eric.

Can you name the other two bigfooters here?

For more information on Eric's art, click this link.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Orang Pendek Project - 7/26/13


The Orang Pendek Project is a multinational research effort that spans three continents.  The Project increased the amount of hard data supporting the hypothesis that orang pendeks are a real species by a factor of more than ten in the year 2013, and footprint data continues to be compiled to the present day.  As time permits, I will share all of this data with my readers.  Today, I have published another cast for all to enjoy.  Click here to learn more about this cast.

Monday, April 21, 2014

London Trackway - Track #67

London Trackway # 67
When first discovered, I gave the London Trackway something like a 90% chance of being legit.  Now that I have had a lot of time to study the casts, I have downgraded my optimism to about 50/50.  There are many compelling aspects to these casts, but some artifacts have been observed in many casts that give me doubt about their authenticity.  To get the bottom of the whole thing, I have enlisted a number of experts in various fields.  Experiments and calculations are underway, and they will be published when completed.  

In the meantime, I will continue to document each and every footprint and cast to the best of my ability for all to see.  To this end, I have now published track number 67.  Click this link to see photos and read about this cast.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cliff Appears on After Hours

I recently spent some time with Rictor Riolo on his video platform, "After Hours with Rictor."  This is the first of two one-hour interviews, the next to be published on Wednesday, April 23rd.  Enjoy!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

"Lookin' Late" Bigfoot Conference and Festival


As any bigfooter knows, southeast Oklahoma is a hotbed of bigfoot activity.  The terrain is rugged, mountainous, and perfect habitat for sasquatches.  And, like so many other areas where bigfoots roam, the local humans have come to celebrate the big guys' presence.

This April 18 and 19, there will be a public bigfoot festival in the Little River Valley located in the Kiamichi Mountains outside of the small town of Honobia.  The conference organizers are doing two festivals a year now, one in spring and one in fall.

For more information on this gathering, click here.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

McCloud 9 Bigfoot Art and Jewelry

One design of many that depict
everyone's favorite unknown biped.

Recently, the artwork of Marvin McCloud has come to my attention.  It was initially his bigfoot designs that impressed me, but now that I've become aware of his skills, his other subjects leave me no less impressed and astounded.  Marvin has excellent depictions of just about any animal you'd want on a necklace.  Bigfoot? Check!  Orange Pendek?  Check!  Mastadons?  You betcha.  

You have to see this guy's stuff to believe it.  With over 3500 designs, it might take you a while, though.  




Monday, March 10, 2014

HopsSquatch This Weekend!


This Sunday, I'll be presenting at HopsSquatch on what we can learn from the footprint cast data that has been documented over the last 56 years.  Remarkably consistent patterns have developed that shed light on sasquatch anatomy and behavior.  I will bring examples of casts from my collection that illustrate my hypotheses.

For more information on this event, visit the HopsSquatch website.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Savage Henry Magazine Interviews the Finding Bigfoot Cast

Just prior to our town hall meeting in Scotia, CA, Matt, Bobo, and I were interviewed on video for Savage Henry Magazine.  Below is the result, so enjoy the fun and all the humility some of us can muster.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Ranae Holland Hosts a Night of Scientific Entertainment



Ranae Holland, the skeptical co-host of Finding Bigfoot, is hosting a night of science and entertainment on Tuesday, February 18th.  Featured that night will be ten naturalists doing short slide presentations of six minutes or less apiece.  The night will be a fast-paced whirlwind of entertainment and information.

For more information about this fun event, click this link.

Ranae Holland posing with a cast of what would
 later be shown to be a black bear footprint.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cute Photoshop Job



The above photograph accompanied the following sighting report which came in to me today, and I wanted to share it with my readers:

Encounter Location
 In Ebenezer Swamp north of Montevallo Alabama. Momtevallo University has a swamp ecosystem they use as classroom and research area. There is a boardwald that wanders through the swamp. It had been very cold for several nights, the temperature was below freezing for 72 hours. I went to the swamp to take pictures of the ice in the swamp. I came upon a hairy beadt and got a good photograph.
Encounter Type
 
  • Sighting
Witness Activity
 walking on the boardwalk in the swamp taking pictures. I heard a noise and turned around and there he was.
Witness Narrative
 I was walking on the boardwalk in the swamp taking pictures. I heard a noise and turned around thinking it was a dear, but to my surprise there was a bigfoot no more then 20 feet away. It was moving toward me, I took a photograph, it was overcast and late in. the afternoon, the camera flash scared him away

Sunday, February 2, 2014

PG Filmsite Fold-out Post Card

The cover of the PG Fold-out Post Card by Daniel Perez
Daniel Perez has put together a fold-out post card featuring photographs of the Patterson/Gimlin Film Site from various years.  The card features photographs by John Green, Peter Byrne, Walt Deeds, Warren Thompson, and Daniel Perez.  Each photograph is fascinating, not only for their historical value, but also to see how the location has gradually become unrecognizable over time.  

To obtain one of these collectible cards, send $5.50 via Paypal (only via Paypal, no checks or anything else will be accepted) to Daniel Perez's email address, perez952@sbcglobal.net.  There is a limit of ONE per customer, and supplies are very limited.

A must-have for any collector of
Bluff Creek history!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Buck McNeely Ponders the Sasquatch


Having been a guest on the 25th Hour Radio Show in the past, I sometimes get notified of interesting interviews from the show.  Professional outdoorsman, Buck McNeely was on the show recently and was asked about his views on sasquatches.  

The bigfoot comments start around the 20:39 marker.  

Monday, January 20, 2014

2012 Bote Mountain, TN Footprintthis

This footprint was found while on a church hike
on December 8, 2012.
A witness submitted this footprint he found while hiking with his church group on December 8, 2012.  It was found on the hike out on the Bote Mountain Trail, but the footprint was not there on their hike in.  

It is the newest addition to my ever-growing bigfoot footprint database.  Click here to go to my footprint index.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Benson Bridge Closed at Multnomah Falls

A great piece of art available from
Lantern Press.  Click here to purchase.

Even though I mostly live on the road, I do still love to hear what's happening back home in Portland, OR.  I follow numerous websites for the latest information on weather, culture, and forest issues.  Just this past week, an item caught my attention from Multnomah Falls, a beautiful waterfall east of Portland that is a popular tourist attraction, and a location where there have been numerous bigfoot encounters.

Apparently, Benson Bridge was struck by a large boulder that damaged the bridge and forced the authorities to temporarily close it and the trail until they can do the necessary repairs.  Don't worry, though.  Multnomah Falls is still open for your viewing pleasure.

It is said that a rock fell from the cliffs above and damaged the bridge.  Still, I wonder if it could have been something else?


Below are the press release and a map of where the closure occurred.  Hikers have already been stranded out there because of the bridge closure, so if you are planning on any hiking trips in the area, please keep in mind the situation.  Winter in the Gorge can present life-threatening conditions, and one does not want to be stranded out there overnight!








Friday, January 17, 2014

Orang Pendek Project 7/9/13


A day or two before July 9, 2013, a man named Pak Jintan observed an orang pendek from his farm near Hulu Batang Barau. The creature was walking on two legs along the edge of his farm near the jungle around 3 o’clock in the afternoon. He described it has being approximately one meter tall (39 inches), yet having a large body. This can be interpreted as meaning very massive for its size. The creature’s fur was described as grey and long. After the creature disappeared into the forest, Pak Jintan went to where he saw the creature and found at least one footprint (it is not known how may prints were observed since only one was photographed).

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Nepalese Government Yeti Regulations from 1959


Back in 1959 when the Tom Slick yeti expeditions were in full swing, the government of Nepal felt it necessary to lay down some regulations regarding the effort.  The official government document (seen above) states three simple rules to follow.  To sum them up, pay the Nepalese government for trying, don't shoot one, and everything obtained on an expedition should be "surrendered" to the government.

It is not known to what extent the Slick expeditions intended to follow these regulations, especially in light of the theft of a bone from the Pangboche Yeti Hand relic.  Still, these were the rules at the time which Slick and his man in the field, Peter Byrne, were expected to follow.

To read the best account of the Tom Slick expeditions of this era, I highly recommend Loren Coleman's Tom Slick and the Search for the Yeti.  It is a fascinating look into both these efforts and the creatures themselves.

For more on modern efforts to research the yeti, click here.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Finding Bigfoot Season Four Field Notes - Nepal

The Pangboche yeti relic replicas

My search for the yeti started nearly forty years ago as a very young boy watching documentaries like “In Search Of” about hairy hominoids around the world. Never in my wildest imagination, even after I started doing my bigfoot research, did I expect to have the opportunity to travel to the Himalayas in search of the yeti for myself. Yet that opportunity did arise, thanks to my position on Finding Bigfoot.

In September, 2013 the crew and I traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal to start our investigations. Kathmandu is a busy, crowded city, overrun with swarms of scooters and merchants hocking their wares. The city’s population more than doubled over the first decade of the new century, and its infrastructure is struggling to keep up. Yet in the old market area, Kathmandu’s ancient charm persists.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The London Trackway - Track #85

London Track #85
Track number 85 is an interesting print with very deep toe impressions. All five digits are well defined with the first digit being the deepest, penetrating a full 6.1 cm into the substrate. Interestingly, this cast is different than many others in the London Trackway because the fifth digit is more clearly pronounced and impressed deeper into the substrate than the fourth digit. The heel is also clear and well-rounded.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Speaking Engagement in The Dalles, Oregon


I have been invited to speak at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum in The Dalles, Oregon on Saturday, January 25th.  The one o'clock presentation has already sold out, but we have added another talk that evening (I will do the same presentation as earlier in the day).

Also presenting will be Mel Skahan, forester for the Yakima tribe, and the main contact for bigfoot evidence on the nearby Yakima Reservation.  Oliver Kirk of the Warm Springs Reservation will also be in attendance.

This will be a fun event in an educational forum.  The Discovery Center and Museum has great displays about the Columbia River, the Native cultures that inhabit the area, early American pioneers to the area, and the plants and animals that currently or previously inhabit the region.

The first event of this kind was a couple weeks ago, and Dr. Jeff Meldrum was the keynote speaker.  Veteran researchers Thomas Steenburg and Chris Murphy were also in attendance.  This upcoming event promises to be just as informative and fun as the last, so I'm looking forward to seeing you there.

See the above flyer for ticket information.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Finding Bigfoot Season Four - Texas Field Notes

The crews from Finding Bigfoot and Universal K9.

Texas has long been recognized as great habitat for bigfoot, particularly in its eastern parts. Much of this acknowledgment is due to the combined efforts of local bigfooters and the groups they have formed in an effort to work collaboratively. There is still a thriving bigfoot community (the human kind) in the state, a very well-attended annual bigfoot conference, as well as a sizable bigfoot population to boot. I knew it would only be a matter of time before the Finding Bigfoot team visited the Lone Star State to look for our furry friends.

For the rest of my field notes, click here.