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.