Sunday, September 18, 2022
Monday, August 15, 2022
Alaskan Killer Bigfoot airs on the Travel Channel. It's about a team of researchers going out to Portlock, Alaska. Portlock was a booming fishing town seventy years ago but several gruesome and mysterious deaths occurred. Finally, humans abandoned the place and no one has lived there. Now, with the approval of indigenous elders, a small group was sent to Portlock in order to find proof of Nantinaq, their name for a Bigfoot type creature believed to be the possible cause of those deaths. Hoping to reclaim Portlock and once again have it inhabited, the tribe wants it safe of course. In order to do that, Nantinaq has to be vanquished.
They brought in Ron Morehead, who certainly knows his stuff. His assessment: Bigfoot is there all right. They brought in a psychic; she was too shaken up by the negative vibes of a malevolent energy and left in a hurry. They brought in a demonologist (eye roll here) and a sensitive. The sensitive was very interesting; she picked up on a lot of things that coincided with the experiences of others on the team.
Plus, tree knocking, rock throwing, stenches and reeks, strange howls and whistles, "mind speak," feeling disoriented, unexplained lights.
Assuming of course these were actual happenings and not made up or exaggerated stuff for para-tainment.
I usually watch these shows, and even with a grain of salt, overall accept that something very weird is going on. Assuming that what they say is true, it seems obvious there is a hugely strong presence. Whether or not it's Bigfoot, or a Bigfoot like creature, who can say. Lots of similarities with Bigfoot. Or it could be an elemental. Of course, Bigfoot could be an elemental.
If that's the case: ticked off elemental, unliveable island, horrific deaths due to "evil" elemental/spirit/Bigfoot, why bother? Leave the thing there. Leave it alone. I know this is probably politically incorrect. The native people want their land; in order to continue survival, to have a home for the generations to come. But it seems that, while yes indeed, the indigenous peoples were there before us, it seems clear that whatever is the energy of Nantinaq has been there much longer.
In that case, let it be. Or, treat it with not just fear (you wouldn't find me looking for it) but respect. Make offerings. Gifts. Talk to it. It seems evil to you, well of course. It does to me too, if that is the cause for the murders. But from its perspective, it wants humans out of there. It's defending its space.
The next to the last episode of Alaskan Killer Bigfoot had the demonologist cleanse the forest, using a giant squirt gun filled with holy water. (I think it was a combination of rose, sage and holy water but not sure.) It reminded me of the Monty Python hunting mosquito episode. After the cleansing, everyone felt better. Only one day, with everyone feeling lighter, they decide Portlock was now safe.
Hubris? Ignorance? Why would anyone believe that after only day, with something so old and powerful, would be vanished after a quick spray of blessed water?
Sure enough, as the happy team leaves Portlock, full of good feelings of success, they turn back to look and . . . Fire!
The little shack they built as a symbol of hope and future buildings to come, was mysteriously on fire.
I wasn't at all surprised.
Next episode is the final episode. Don't know if it's the season finale, or the show finale.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Sunday, June 19, 2022
Monday, February 7, 2022
I've been having fun going through the hundreds of books in our "book room." Over the years I've called it the Room of Doom, The Hell Room . . . Karyn Dolan once suggested I call it the Room of Opportunity to change my response to the room. I used to go in there and just freak at the mess, the boxes, the sheer number of books. Overwhelmed. Once I literally fainted when I walked in there; I just couldn't. Deal. At. All.
But some shift happened lately, thankfully. I've made a lot of progress and every day I go in there and work in the room. Actually, I think of it as play. I can't wait until I get to the point I can unleash my inner librarian and start organizing the books -- all UFO, cryptid, paranormal and folklore related -- that I'm keeping. Not to mention the books of various genres (vintage sci-fi, westerns, detective, and being an X-Files nerd, X-Files ephemera.)
Found these gems today:
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Don't know what my subconscious was trying to tell me, but I dreamt the other night I was driving a white pick-up truck. The bed was longer than usual. Everywhere I went, I bought along with me my "Sasquatch" except it wasn't really, more of a cousin to Bigfoot. This creature was huge; a good ten feet tall, thin, with long shaggy glossy dark brown fur. It was extremely gentle. Happy to be folded up into the back of the truck and driven around.
As I go from town to town, I am irritated that no one is interested in this amazing, fantastic being. I mean, it's a damn Bigfoot! Sasquatch! Just about. Close enough. You'd think people would be curious, and want to know all about my odd creature but no. They just glance at it then move on. A few are a little scared but what do they know -- they haven't even checked it out to know to be scared or not.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Monday, February 1, 2021
My husband has an active dream life, as do I. But he's never had a dream that he recalls about Sasquatch. (Nor has he seen one.) But this happened: the same night I was listening to a Coast to Coast program with Darcy Weir (http://www.occultjourneys.com), which my spouse did not know I was listening to -- he had an intense dream about a Bigfoot.
He told me the Bigfoot was a good eight to nine feet tall. Scary, incredible, and the BF came across the water. Wading, up to his waist, across the water. Plus, Jim dreamt he was a woman. He/she and others were watching the Sasquatch come across the water, towards them. The BF was scary, they were hiding as they watched the Sasquatch being ripped apart people. Jim did not know why the BF was doing this.
No, I don't think this is any magic demonic omen. Simply an interesting bit of synchronicity regarding images and timing.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Are some Bigfoot sightings sightings of a Tulpa? Kind of a moot point, because, if witnesses see a Bigfoot, then, well, you have a Bigfoot. But the reason, in some cases, for the creature's existence is what's interesting.
In an article on Tulpas by Joshua P. Warren, he has this to say in context of Bigfoot:
This phenomenon of living, conscious humans creating apparitions through mental focus is what the Tibetans have long called tulpas. The extent to which these tulpas are actually alive and free, versus trapped in the initial mold which created them, is a blurry and complex subject. No one knows for sure. However, their existence might explain why strange creatures like bigfoot are clearly observed, but are fleeting visions, obviously not part of the normal, biological chain of creatures on this planet. In other words, if I buy a piece of property and say there is a bigfoot living there, after enough years, people will actually begin to see him. But GOOD LUCK capturing him! He would be a psychic impression, an extension and projection of the mental picture, somehow externalized and burned into the conscious-sensitive medium of the environment. (Warren,
Warren's article is about Tulpas and how to create them. Interesting read. I would suggest that if you are going to try to do this, you protect yourself, spiritually, and be very clear on your intent.
Monday, October 19, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
The other day, came in from grocery shopping. Hands full, purse slipping down, jacket in a tangle, bags of groceries. I didn't want to put everything down to move the exercise bike out of the way so I could put my glasses in the basket where I keep them. Basket was on other side of the bike. So I set the glasses down somewhere -- and said to myself "Hmm, better not, you'll forget." Then I said to myself "Oh you won't forget. Just get this stuff put away."
Of course, later that day, I couldn't find my glasses. I looked everywhere. And of course, Jim said to me every few minutes "Where did you put them last?" Yes dear, that helps.
Three days go by, can't find my glasses. Jim looked, I looked. Nowhere. We both even checked the basket where I keep them, not there.
I finally had it. I said to my guides, the angels, the house fairy/elf: "Please! This is your job! Help me find my glasses! Give me a clue, send me a nudge, come on!"
I don't know why, but today I looked once again in the basket, and yes. There they were. Just right there, on top. I swear they were laughing at me.
Friday, October 9, 2020
Last night I was turning the radio dial and happened upon an interview with a scientist about "X." I don't remember the station, or know what program it was. Turned out the scientist was Michael Shermer. I only listened for about two minutes, but it went like the following, and of course, I am paraphrasing:
Shermer: (remember, I'm paraphrasing) For example, Bigfoot. If you hear a claim that Bigfoot exists, okay, you then have X. If there's Bigfoot, there has to be more than just one or two. If there's more than or two, X says there are thousands. If there are thousands, X then says there'd be bodies: road kill, etc.
The problem with this X idea or process is that it is based on a lot of assumptions about a being that is allegedly non-existent. If we don't know Bigfoot exists how can we assume things about it? We don't know what Bigfoot is. So we can't assume Bigfoot is like other animals.
Shermer -- as well as many Bigfoot researchers -- assume that Bigfoot is just a flesh and blood animal. Nothing paranormal or supernatural about it. Simply a really big kind of bear or ape. Probably intelligent, but, not as smart as humans. Just a big old animal lumbering around out there. So of course the X game follows these assumptions as a given. Big animal, have to be a lot of them, needs a lot of food, we'd find their bodies as road kill or maybe bones off in the woods. Surely hunters would have found something by now.
Another problem is that, while assuming all those things about Bigfoot (number, bodies, etc.) Shermer, etc. ignores the data that is there. Witness narratives about their Bigfoot encounters are entirely valid. Anecdotal evidence is not proof, but it is evidence. And if a scientist cannot sift through a very large data pile of reports and cannot discern a pattern to those witness accounts, then that scientist is being dishonest and disingenuous.
When it comes to the paranormal and/or cryptids, going through the X process won't get you very far.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
In the excellent Where theFootprints End (Cutchin, Renner) the authors write about Bigfoot gift giving. Which is strange enough, of course. Stranger still is the symbol of the owl drawn on rocks said to be left by Bigfoot as a gift to humans.
Gifting, by humans to Sasquatch, and from Sasquatch to humans. Sasquatch is not the only entity to leave gifts for humans. Fairies are known to leave gifts for humans. Some suggest that Sasquatch is a type of fairy.
In the book, Cutchin and Renner tell the story of Samantha, who found rocks left on her property from Bigfoot. Describing the rocks, Samantha says that “There’s stuff etched into them, especially owls.” (page 140) Why owls? It’s said that Sasquatch imitates owl calls. Owls are known to be an iconic symbol in high strangeness encounters. Giant owls, owls morphing into aliens, etc. appear in abduction, UFO and other supernatural tales. If Bigfoot is a supernatural entity the connection with owls seems fitting. Books about owls as messengers from other realms discuss the relationship of owls and strange experiences in detail. (see Mike Clelland); The Messengers; Owls, Synchronicity and the UFO Abductee and Hidden Experience: a Memoir of Owls, Synchronicity, and UFO Contact.) Where the Footprints End is the first mention that I recall of a relationship between owl imagery and Bigfoot.
As the Colonel said in Twin Peaks: “The owls are not what they seem.”
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Signs posted around Southern California's Big Bear Lake read: ATTENTION CAMPERS: Due to increased Satanic Cult activity in this area, camping is not advised until further notice. SEVERAL PETS HAVE BEEN REPORTEDLY SACRIFICED IN SATANIC RITUALS.” (source: Boing Boing)
You guess it! The signs are fake. Well, they're real signs but they weren't posted by the US Forest Service.
I like this for the overall weirdness, of course, but also, I have spent time at Big Bear, being from Southern Cali. So, always interested in the latest devil in the woods stuff.