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

Monday, May 31, 2010

Sasquatch and The Government

I love articles like this; full of juicy Fortean conspiracy cryptid goodness, in my top three of esoteric areas. I'm talking about the following piece on Lon Strickland's Phantoms and Monsters blog:
Sasquatch and the U.S. Government. Reports of dead Sasquatch in the aftermath of Mt. St. Helens eruption, for example, the following story:
Cowlitz County, Washington - 1980 May - at one of Ray Crowe's Western Bigfoot Meetings, someone brought up the topic of corpses of sasquatch after the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens in Washington State. The witness heard of two sasquatch the Army Corps of Engineers had taken out of the volcanic devistation...two months after the inital blast.

Terry Reams heard of a dredging operation of the Cowlitz River and two bodies were found in the sand (probably same case?). A chopper flew them off.

Joe Beelart offered that the crane doing the dredging was from the Manatowaka Company and that the bodies were found two weeks after the Mt. St. Helen's blast of May 18, 1980. He suggested that somebody might want to track down the company and find out who was working the shift that the bodies had been found on.
There's much more on the Phantoms and Monsters blog, including links and updates to these stories.

Speaking of government conspiracies and the capture/study of Bigfoot, or at least awareness of their existence and a cover-up, there's the Livermore story. Loren Coleman has blogged about this, as well as the now departed from the blog-0-sphere Blogsquatcher:
Bigfoot Captured on CBS? as posted by Craig Woolheater in 2007, also see Invisible Bigfoot?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Eugene Sasquatch Symposium, Autumn Williams. . .

Oregon Sasquatch Symposium
Saturday, June 19 at 9:00 am
Sunday, June 20 at 5:00 pm
Eugene, Oregon --
Lane Community College Campus

Autumn Williams will be the keynote speaker. See here for Autumn's excellent blog post about the symposium, her thoughts on witnesses and BF and her new book... (in fact, her whole site is the best in the field, I think, for it contains data, research, as well as an open minded approach to various Bigfoot theories...)

Toby Johnson is the one behind all this, and it seems like he's doing a fantastic job!

Visit the Symposium site for more info.

See you there!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Chupie Is Now a Marine Animal? (Updated)

Update: found a viable link with photo of the creature, on, of all places, the JREF! A report from Winnipeg, dated May 20th, about an odd creature pulled from a creek in a remote area:
Reports from the remote community a few hundred kilometres south of Hudson Bay say a strange creature was pulled from a local creek earlier this month — a creature some are calling a monster.

Photos of the furry, bald-faced creature were posted on the official website of the Big Trout Lake community and have since caused a flurry of speculation on the Internet.
The article offers possible explanations for the creature:
Its strange appearance has led to speculation it may be the mythical Ogopogo, the Chupacabra or some other marine monster, like the Loch Ness Monster. [bolding mine]

The chupacabra is morphing ... from alien entity, to canine with mange, to fresh water creature.

The article provided a link to the original news item but it doesn’t seem to be working; leads to a 404 error page.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bob Gimlin: A Maybe Speaker at Eugene Bigfoot Conference

The 1st Oregon Sasquatch Symposium, June 19th and 20th, at Lane Community College, has a good line up of speakers. Three I'm looking forward to in particular: Sali Shepard-Wolford, Autumn Williams, and Kathy Moskowitz Strain. There are several others, including Dr. Jeff Meldrum, and . . . very possibly, Bob Gimlin. That's to be confirmed.

Visit here for ticket info, etc. I have my ticket, can't wait!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Two High Strangeness Fests in Oregon

This weekend is the McMinnville UFO Fest, which honors the 1950 Trent UFO sighting. This year's speakers include Colin Andrews and Travis Walton.

In June, there will be the first annual Bigfoot conference in these parts in Eugene; the Annual Oregon Sasquatch Symposium. A great line-up of speakers; Autumn Williams, Sali Shepherd Wolford, and many more. Find out more here.

I'll be attending both of course!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Blogsquatcher Gone

I was sad to find that The Blogsquatcher, D.B. Donlon's Bigfoot blog, one of the best BF blogs around, has called it quits. The blog is no longer up which is too bad. There was a lot of fascinating articles and comments there, particularly concerning the high strangeness aspects of BF encounters. Not many researchers seriously look into this area of Bigfoot, but Blogsquatcher wasn't afraid to do so. And he did so with intelligence and openness.

The reasons he gave are odd; I'm not being judgemental, but I mean odd in a general sense. No one can speak for another, and his reasons are his own. I do hope he returns to the field, but I also wish him well. If he feels like coming back to BF research, at least openly, is not his path, then so be it. I'll miss his contributions.

Here's a brief comment at Cullan Hudson's Strange State on Donlon's departure.