There is a Yeti in the back of everyone’s mind; only the blessed are not haunted by it. ~ old sherpa saying

Monday, September 17, 2018

A Note in the Back of the Book: Thom Powell's Edges of Science

A few pages to the end of Thom Powell's excellent Edges of Science. I had set the book aside for a long time, not because I wasn't enjoying it, but just due to life. Work, etc.

I had forgotten that I wrote the following in the back of the book:

December 22, 2017

Last night, I dreamt I was in a lighted tunnel/cave -- narrow. The others with me refuse to go in with me. I come upon a barrier; I could have gotten around it if I really wanted to, but I had the distinct feeling -- the knowledge -- that beyond this point was Sasquatch Realm. I really shouldn't go any further. I was curious, as in awe, but not afraid. Yet I knew it really wouldn't be wise to continue. So I left.

When I finished writing the above dream in the back of the book, I turned back to where I left off. The first paragraph at page 121. Read to the bottom of the page, where Powell quotes researcher Toby Johnson who, Powell writes:

"Toby insists he still was not scared, but stricken by awe." (Thom Powell, Edges of Science, p 121.)
This in context of Johnson walking "right into something invisible but tangible."



Thursday, September 6, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Old Debate, New Article: Kill Or No Kill

New article (To Kill or to Capture Bigfoot: The Great Cryptozoological Debate) on the old debate that rages on. Sad that it rages on, sad that some people think one has to kill themselves a Bigfoot just to prove to science it exists. Not enough for one's own experience to be the proof; Big Science has to know as well in order for those with the bloodlust to feel vindicated.

“You would need a heavy-duty rifle,” according Jim Lansdale, co-founder of the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization (GCBRO). “I would suggest a 30-aught-six or better; .458 or something like that. Maybe a seven-mag’. But it’s all shot placement and you’d have to shoot him in the head. You can’t body-shoot him. They’re too big.” [Jim Lansdale; Gizmodo]
Disgusting Lansdale has spent a lot of brain energy figuring out just what weapon will do the job.

Skeptic and debunker Benjamin Radford gives his reason why those, like myself, are against killing a Sasquatch:

"To them it’s not just like killing an armadillo or an elk—it is a symbol of purity.” [Benjamin Radford; Gizmodo]
I'd like Mr. Radford to know that I wouldn't kill an armadillo (who does that?) or an elk. While some do -- hunters who kill elk in order to provide food for their family -- I choose not to do so. It's not because I believe Sasquatch is "pure", I have no idea. It simply is not right to do so. In this I am very adamant.

I have not seen a Sasquatch, though I have had a couple of odd experiences related to Sasquatch. I know a lot of individuals who have seen Bigfoot. I believe it exists. To me it doesn't matter if it's "pure" or almost human, or human like, or even human, or, 'simply' an animal. No reason to kill it. None.

None.
Nope.
Not one good reason.
At. All.

Having said that, I will make a qualifier here. While I doubt Bigfoot are psycho-beings killing humans willy-nilly, as Lansdale believes, (because, after all, those of us who are NO KILL are "bleeding hearts", which tells you a lot about Lansdale's mindset and political values) if an animal -- human or non -- is coming at me to eat me for lunch, then yes, I'd defend myself.

But I'm not going out to look for a being with the single minded purpose of killing one.


Friday, August 3, 2018

Bigfoot Porn and the Left





I know, Riggleman is on the right. So what do I mean by 'the left?'

'Bigfoot erotica' searches jump as House race gets weird, Pornhub says:
The adult website Pornhub said Tuesday that searches for "Bigfoot" – as
in the giant biped of North American lore – have shot up 8,000 percent
since a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives said her
Republican opponent was a "devotee of Bigfoot erotica." [USA Today]


Since
Daniel Riggleman was outed as being into Bigfoot porn (I really dislike
that term, as well as the genre), everyone has been having fun making
fun.



Although Leslie Cockburn, Riggleman's opponent,
calls Riggleman's interest not porn but "erotica." Which tells me
Cockburn is straight-laced.  The two are not the same and somehow,
Bigfoot erotica is even worse than Bigfoot porn.



Riggleman doesn't believe in Bigfoot -- it's all a joke to him.



I'm
no supporter of the right, conservatives, or even moderate Democrats.
I'm a liberal leftie and proud of it. But the one thing that the left
often does -- far more than the right -- is mock anything to do with the
Realm of the Weird. UFOs, Bigfoot, ghosts, you name it. It's all silly
stupid stuff and so, even though I agree that:



A) The term Bigfoot Porn is . . . creepy, and Bigfoot Erotica is also creepy



B) I am no fan of the right. Or conservatives. At all.



C) Riggleman seems to be an ass, and an even bigger ass for his lame Bigfoot porn hobby.





His
Democratic opponent, Leslie Cockburn, gladly has used the 'bigfoot
porn' issue as a weapon to do away with Riggleman. Well, politics is
like that, use what you can so you can win.





I've
been pondering the relationship between politics and interest in the
paranormal, and why, it seems, the left mocks while those with
conservative views  seems to make up the majority of researchers. This
is just my observation. There's something to do this but I don't know
what yet.



Here's
one of my favorite liberal TV people, Stephen Colbert, host of Late
Night on CBS. Colbert is terrific, silly and smart. I respect his being
outspoken about his religion, even though I am not a Christian. But
whenever the subject of the paranormal comes up, Colbert, like most all
of his liberal cohorts, really go to town.








Recent 'Bigfoot Porn' and the Left


I know, Riggleman is on the right. So what do I mean by 'the left?'
'Bigfoot erotica' searches jump as House race gets weird, Pornhub says: The adult website Pornhub said Tuesday that searches for "Bigfoot" – as in the giant biped of North American lore – have shot up 8,000 percent since a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives said her Republican opponent was a "devotee of Bigfoot erotica." [USA Today]

Since Daniel Riggleman was outed as being into Bigfoot porn (I really dislike that term, as well as the genre), everyone has been having fun making fun.

Although Leslie Cockburn, Riggleman's opponent, calls Riggleman's interest not porn but "erotica." Which tells me Cockburn is straight-laced.  The two are not the same and somehow, Bigfoot erotica is even worse than Bigfoot porn.

Riggleman doesn't believe in Bigfoot -- it's all a joke to him.

I'm no supporter of the right, conservatives, or even moderate Democrats. I'm a liberal leftie and proud of it. But the one thing that the left often does -- far more than the right -- is mock anything to do with the Realm of the Weird. UFOs, Bigfoot, ghosts, you name it. It's all silly stupid stuff and so, even though I agree that:

A) The term Bigfoot Porn is . . . creepy, and Bigfoot Erotica is also creepy

B) I am no fan of the right. Or conservatives. At all.

C) Riggleman seems to be an ass, and an even bigger ass for his lame Bigfoot porn hobby.



His Democratic opponent, Leslie Cockburn, gladly has used the 'bigfoot porn' issue as a weapon to do away with Riggleman. Well, politics is like that, use what you can so you can win.



Here's one of my favorite liberal TV people, Stephen Colbert, host of Late Night on CBS. Colbert is terrific, silly and smart. I respect his being outspoken about his religion, even though I am not a Christian. But whenever the subject of the paranormal comes up, Colbert, like most all of his liberal cohorts, really go to town.



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I've been pondering the relationship between politics and interest in the paranormal, and why, it seems, the left mocks while those with conservative views  seems to make up the majority of researchers. This is just my observation. There's something to do this but I don't know what yet.


Bigfoot is a Demon

Brett Tingley at Mysterious Universe writes about Christian author Timothy Dailey and his book The Paranormal Conspiracy. Dailey believes Bigfoot is evil:

Christian Radio Show Calls Bigfoot a 'Demonic Virtual Reality Projection' | Mysterious Universe: Dailey argues that Bigfoot and other elements of this “paranormal conspiracy seek to subvert and ultimately transform the rational view of the world through mysterious entities that thrive on instability, confusion, and fear.” He pointed out a Bible verse which mentions “powers of darkness that love darkness rather than light” as an explanation why most Bigfoot or other anomalies are photographed most often at night. I guess he hasn’t seen the Patterson-Gimlin film. [Brett Tingley, Mysterious Universe]

Haven't read the book so can't comment on that. While there are, in my opinion, parallel dimensions and portals, negative as well as positive energies, and entities messing with our heads -- no doubt posing, at times, as Sasquatch or aliens or what have you -- I personally don't believe in the literal and rigid Christian structure of Satan, etc. Keel, Vallee, talk about sources that are at the center of such manifestations, expanding outward to present themselves to us as. . . just about anything.  That I accept.




Monday, July 30, 2018

Bigfoot Porn Has Become A Major Controversy In A U.S. House Race. Seriously. | HuffPost

Google 'bigfoot porn politician' and you'll lots of links, like the one below from the Huffington Post:



Bigfoot Porn Has Become A Major Controversy In A U.S. House Race. Seriously. | HuffPost: Democrat Leslie Cockburn sparked a Twitter frenzy on Sunday by sharing a curious drawing, apparently taken from Republican rival Denver Riggleman’s Instagram page, showing a Bigfoot-like creature with its genitals obscured by a “censored” sign.
The synch/juxtapose of the name "Cockburn" though not pronounced that way, is too much in this creepy tale.



I've never liked the whole Bigfoot Porn motif; cheesy sleazy stuff indeed.



It's also not at all good that Riggleman is cozy with white supremacist. 

From Brent Swancer: Bigfoot as an Interdimensional Interloper | Mysterious Universe

 Over at Mysterious Universe:

Bigfoot as an Interdimensional Interloper | Mysterious Universe



Swancer points out the obvious (to Sasquatch as inter-dimensional beings nerds such as myself) points as to why this is likely the case.

Monday, July 16, 2018

My Ego (Oh Come On, We All Feel This Way at Times)

I always give credit to those that inspire me. If I read an article, someone's blog, book, or even a social media comment that motivates me to comment, rant or rave, I give a nod to the source.

I find it both amusing and slightly annoying when I read something on, say, a blog, a day or two after I've written about the very same thing, and no credit is given. No "I saw this on Regan Lee's Orange Orb blog and got to thinking .  . . " just an obvious riff on what I recently wrote about. There are a specific few blogs that do this consistently. But, since I am disliked by some (aren't we all?) as well as considered uneducated and even mentally unbalanced, no surprise there.

It's my own personal button-that-hates-to-be-pushed, this. It's a cousin to being called a liar. For whatever reason, or reasons, I hate being accused of lying when I most certainly have done no such thing. I've felt this way since I was a child.


Friday, July 6, 2018

Professional Tracker Watches a Sasquatch Carry Away Dead Black Bear | Bigfoot Base

In Washington state, a tracker reports he witnessed a Sasquatch carry off a dead black bear. As the article comments, this story isn't confirmed, but, here goes. Theory: the declining black bear population is due to Sasquatch.

Professional Tracker Watches a Sasquatch Carry Away Dead Black Bear | Bigfoot Base: The creature looked at them and released a “gut-wrenching” scream. It then leaned down and picked up the carcass of a full grown black bear. With the ungodly grace and strength only a giant could wield, the Sasquatch slung the bear over its shoulder. It effortlessly walked up a nearly vertical slope and disappeared into the thick treeline. [Big Foot Base.com]

Friday, June 29, 2018

Mysterious Encounters with Bigfoot at Military Bases | Mysterious Universe

Stories of Sasquatch on military exist, and have existed for some time. An aspect of Sasquatch encounters I'm intrigued by. Here's one story from the late 1970s as reported by Brent Swancer at Mysterious Universe. The witness, Edwin Goday, saw a Sasquatch type creature. Goday shot at the creature, which ran off. After reporting the sighting, Godoy was told to keep quiet, and personnel came out:

[Mysterious Encounters with Bigfoot at Military Bases | Mysterious Universe:] According to Godoy, the mechanics made a secretive radio call and not long after a group of men in what appeared to be lab coats and thick rubber gloves descended upon the area taking samples of the blood and making casts of the footprints. The whole time Godoy claims that he was not allowed to speak to anyone at all, and that he was kept to the side away from what was going on. The perplexed Godoy was then whisked away to the base hospital, but rather than be looked at by the usual medical staff he was examined by a doctor who was from the Air Force, which was odd considering it was an Army installation.
More at the site.



What to think of these stories? I have no idea. True, a cover for something else, what? One possibility is the government's awareness of many things of a paranormal/UFO/cryptid nature, used for their own agendas. The question then is, why? That's when the conspiratorial mind starts its journey down the rabbit hole.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Phantoms and Monsters: Pulse of the Paranormal -

Lon Strickler has a report of a strange encounter involving MIB like "people" (?) in the middle of nowhere, flashing weird lights at both the witness and a Sasquatch in Crescent City, California:

Phantoms and Monsters: Pulse of the Paranormal: it looked like a diving light, essentially, with a pistol grip and I don't even think they make diving lights like that anymore. It was big and bulky like I used to use when I was a kid when I was ship to ship diving, you know, with my dad out in Pugent Sound. So he pulls this thing out of the window and flashes down toward the Sasquatch. The Sasquatch has an immediate reaction when the light goes out over the swamp and this is, like, just around just after dusk. It's pretty... it's getting dark. It's not completely dark yet and the thing bellows and takes off across the swamp. I can hear it running out across the swamp until it gets a fair distance away. [Lon Strickler, Phantoms and Monsters]

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

No News on the Dream Front

Very frustrating! I had quite the dream about Bigfoot -- I even had a lucid moment in the dream where I said to myself that I can't wait to blog about this dream -- and of course, cannot now remember anything about the dream. Except that it involved Sasquatch, with a strong emotional component.

I'm fascinated by the fact we can remember that we had a dream, can remember that it was important, or frightening, or had to do with a specific subject, but we can't remember the actual dream itself.

And yet that dream exists somewhere. It happened. It's a memory. It's lodged somewhere, whether that somewhere is in our minds, or on the astral.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A collection of local animal news

I had saved the following news items from October, not knowing quite what to do with them. I only had the feeling they were important, and, was struck by the juxtaposition of these items; all appeared in the local paper on the same day. October 27, 2017.

Nothing of a supernatural cryptid nature, but still interesting for the number of animal related items on the same day, as well as the content itself.

All are from the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon, Register Guard newspaper.

First item: Cougar Sightings on the rise near Oregon Coast. 
An updated cougar management plan, approved by the Fish and Wildlife Commission in mid-October, found that the coast management zone has reported a rise in cougar sightings, as well as an increase in conflicts with the big cats. 
Now, state biologists based in Newport are beginning the first-ever coastal effort to attach GPS collars to adult cougars and track their movements to see just how far these predators wander, what they eat and where they might be going next. 
The coast management zone is a large area that includes the northern section of the Cascade Mountain Range, the Portland, Salem and Eugene metroplexes and the rural North Coast. For years these areas were written off, not considered good cougar habitat, said Derek Broman, carnivore-furbearer coordinator for the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department.


Next: Clusters of butterflies stuck up North (could not find a link for this item)
An AP news item about Monarch butterflies still in the PNW and Canada, when they should be on their way to Mexico. Overall, Monarch butterflies have been staying in the northern part of the U.S., as well as Canada, long past when they should be staying. The reason: "…unusually warm weather and strong winds" according to biologist Elizabeth Howard. (Register Guard, October 27, 2017.)

Then an item about wolves in Oregon: Reward offered in killing of protected gray wolf.

Ending with Sea Lion Alert: The outbreak killing the marine mammal also is a danger to pets:
A bacteria outbreak is making sea lions sick along the Oregon Coast, so state officials are warning people and their dogs to stay away from the animals.
The outbreak began in September and likely will last into December, said Jim Rice, a researcher at Oregon State University. He studies and helps sick or stuck animals along the entire Oregon Coast as stranding coordinator with the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Calls about distressed or dead sea lions have been coming in regularly.

“I’m getting at least one a day,” he said Thursday. “It’s sometimes four, maybe five.”OSU’s Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed at least eight cases of leptospirosis in dead sea lions since the outbreak began, Rice said. The most recent such outbreak in Oregon was in 2010

Twenty something years ago, in grad school, I told my mentor/professor that I was collecting news items about animals, and specifically, any strange animal behavior items. (my area was supernatural folklore.) He told me that my project sounded promising, but, he asked, what was the "why?" Why was I doing this? What was I wanting to show, to learn?

I didn't know. I still don't. The above items are not supernatural in any way, but , aside from any unexplained mystery aspect, any news about animals is interesting. We can learn from the signals. The relationships, predictive programing, seeming prophetic signs. Clues to not just the mundane -- which is proving to be anything but, given our global envirnomental context -- but the things that go bump in the night.



Monday, December 25, 2017

Wolf-Coyotes in the Snow

This doesn't have anything to do with Sasquatch directly, but there is a related element. Still reading Thom Powell's Edges of Science (which I am thoroughly enjoying.) In bed last night, reading before sleep; the part where Powell writes about telepathic communications with the Sasquatch, but other spirits and energies in the woods as well. Making you intent known when you're out there . . . he also mentions Jim Brandon's The Rebirth of Pan. A title I was a bit familiar with, so I made a note to order it later. Then I continue reading, and see that Powell noted the book is out of print and goes for at least $200.00 on Amazon! 

This is what I dreamt last night:

My husband and I are on vacation -- not far from Eugene. Up the McKenzie? Just the two of us in a very nice split level cabin with huge windows. It's morning, I open the curtains, and am delighted to see it had snowed during the night. Everything is covered in snow. Just beautiful. I call to Jim to come look.
We're standing there, looking at the landscape. I go out onto the balcony and send out an intent; a telepathic message to the woods, to the animals. I say I want to connect with something out there.

We notice flashes of gray through the trees. Something is out there. More and more of these large gray flashes of something zipping through the woods. Some kind of large animal, or animals. Jim says "Those are coyotes" and I look more closely and say, "I think they're wolves." They are magnificent.
Then we notice about a half dozen men and women walking purposely across the road. Each person has at least two rifles on them. They are clearly out to kill these animals.
 
I say, loud enough for them to hear me: "Assholes!" They sort of laugh at me. One man calls out to me that I "…don't know anything, these animals are cruel and dangerous."  
I frantically send out messages to the coyote-wolves to get out of there! I round downstairs, press my face against the sliding glass door, and a huge wolf face appears on the other side. It is thanking me, also assuring me that they are not in danger, the humans cannot get them. The creature also acknowledges that they got my message, and agreed to humor me by responding. I then get the feeling that these wolf creatures aren't exactly what they seem -- they're some kind of cover animal, or apparition. A stand-in for something. 
I am in such awe that this beautiful, intelligent creature came to me like that. I simply can't believe this gift. At the same time, while these beings aren't dangerous, exactly, respect and caution are needed. They are not to be disregarded, disrespected, or treated in a frivolous manner.


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sasquatch Image and Item Synchronicity

Well, kind of a synchronicity I guess. Reading Thom Powell's Edges of Science (see post below) which arrived yesterday.

Items

Wondering (if not hoping) if my dreams would involve Sasquatch (they didn't) I did wake up this morning to this news item/filler in the local paper:


The item:

DNA analysis solves Yeti mystery: They're bears
     After analyzing the DNA of nine purported Yeti specimens, scientists have found that five were, in fact, Tibetan brown bears, two were Himalayan brown bears and one -- a relics that looked like a fossilized hand -- belonged to an Asian black bear. (Register Guard, November 30, 2017)

No source as to who the scientists are or where the item came from. Just filler in the "Nation" section of the paper.

This is old news, especially the specimen that "looked like a fossilized hand."

The point is, the mystery of the Yeti has not been solved. Only that specimens brought in for analysis were not of a Yeti; not that the "mystery" of Yeti has been put to bed forever because now it's finally been debunked.

What was the point of this little item? Filler, sure. But why?

The little seed has been planted. Those who care at all with a whiff of doubt concerning the existence of Yeti/Sasquatch etc. will now feel vilified because they just read in the paper that the "mystery of the Yeti has been solved."

Images

At school today, noticed a little boy running around in a tee shirt with a large Sasquatch silhouette and "Newport Sasquatch Society" or some such. I don't think that was it exactly, but it did have something to do with the Oregon coast.  (Newport is an Oregon coastal town.)






Thom Powell's Edges of Science




My copy of Thom Powell's Edges of Science arrived yesterday. I started reading right away and reluctantly put it down only because I had to get to sleep in order to be fresh and bright eyed for students the next day. So far, I 'm loving the book. Powell writes about interesting examples of dreams concerning Sasquatch from witnesses. More on that later.

The point is, Powell is of the "paranormal" school regarding Sasquatch, citing other researchers who also fall into this camp. The division is a strong one, bordering on down right vicious at times, but there are those who have experienced the "stranger side of Sasquatch" and aren't shy about sharing their theories.



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

I Knew I Should Have Brought My Phone!

A little synchronicity; the other day, right after I had posted my posts about Sasquatch, dreams and other Bigfoot related things, I took a walk. As I was putting on my coat I thought to myself: "I should bring my phone, (for the camera) you never know what you'll find."

But I'm not a phone person. I still have a land line. My cell phone is an off the rack, flip cover phone. One I rarely relate to; half the time I don't know where it is, or if it's charged. I'm old school, phone wise. I only carry my cell for emergencies, or, the convenience of its funky camera. When I remember.

So of course, as I'm walking, I walk by a truck parked on the street with a large yellow "Sasquatch Hunter" decal, complete with an image of Sasquatch, on its rear window.

Little synchronicities.