Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Here's wishing each and everyone of you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bigfoot UK: Video 2

And here's part-2 of my "British Bigfoot" lecture at October's Mass Monster Mash:

Bigfoot UK: Video 1

Back in October, I gave a lecture at the annual Boston-based Mass Monster Mash gig on the controversy surrounding reports of Bigfoot in Britain, with an emphasis on one particularly notorious British Bigfoot known as the Man-Monkey (which is also the subject of one of my books titled - unsurprisingly! - Man-Monkey!). Well, the conference was videoed, and has now been posted to You Tube. Here's the first part:

Crypto 2009

Once again, I'm caught for time today, but wanted to let you know that early next week I'll be highlighting here a few new exciting things that we can all look forward to in 2009, including (a) a couple of new expeditions in search of monsters and mysterious beasts; (b) a whole stash of new crypto-books from the CFZ; (c) a few new TV documentaries; and much, much more. Looks like 2009 is going to be a memorable one!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Crypto Today

Just a quick post today, as work has me occupied right now. From today's Anomalist:

On Bigfoot's Trail The Modesto Bee. Kathy Moskowitz Strain, an archaeologist and author of Giants, Cannibals, and Monsters: Bigfoot in Native Culture, believes there is something "out there." She's also a Bigfoot researcher, actively seeking evidence of the elusive hairy hominid. Here she answers questions about her search for the creature.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Seeking the British Werewolf

The new issue of Britain's Paranormal magazine includes an article from me on the history of werewolves and lycanthropy. It describes several sightings of werewolf-style beasts in Britain: one seen in Scotland in 1952; another encountered in Scotland in 1967; and an English account from the late 1940s. Whether physical, paranormal, or something else, the British werewolf is most definitely here to stay. And, for more information on the issue of Paranormal in question, click right here.

And in the same issue, you can also find (a) an article from the CFZ's Richard Freeman on his recent expedition to find the Almasty of the Caucasus Mountains; and (b) an in-depth, excellent feature from Karl Shuker which graphically points out that not all the monsters seen in Loch Ness are of a plesiosaur-like nature. An excellent issue, and one not to be missed!

Lair of the Beasts

Well, here in the Redfern house, Christmas is still going on, and will be until January 5. But, I figured I'm not gonna wait until then to make my next posts here! So, here's a few of the things that have been going on while we've all been eating, drinking and getting in the festive spirit:

1. My latest article at Lair of the Beasts - on Goat-Men; Bigfoot Teepees; and more...

2. The Anomalist on Big-Cats: Trail of the Black Panther Leads to Kenthurst The Daily Telegraph. Black panthers have been widely reported along the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, leading to a state of alarm among the citizens. Since there are no native big cats in Australia, where do these large felines come from? With photo. Elsewhere, the tales of large black cats continue to proliferate in England and in Southeastern America. Meanwhile, Florida Panther Encounters on the Rise.

3. As I mentioned a few days ago, a new monster-hunting movie titled Occasional Monsters has just been released in Britain. I had a review-copy arrive yesterday; so I'll be watching it, and reviewing it here, this coming week. Looks to be a good one!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take the time to sincerely thank everyone who has visited (and/or commented at) There's Something in the Woods this year; and to wish you a happy Christmas, and the very best for 2009! I may be back online over the weekend; but if not, I'll be back on Monday of next week.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cannock Wonders

Over at Cabinet of Wonders, The Emperor comments on the continuing wave of creature sightings in Britain's Cannock Chase woods.

Anomalist News Today

From today's Anomalist:

New Book on 1929 Ameranthropoid Hoax Cryptomundo. Ameranthropoides loysi Montandon 1929: The History of a Primatological Fraud by Bernardo Urbani and Angel L. Viloria offers new information on the hoax perpetrated just prior to the 1929 stock market crash. Loren Coleman points out the similarities between 1929 and 2008, including such hoaxes as the ameranthropoid case and last summer's Georgia Bigfoot hoax. Meanwhile, the hunt for the Tasmanian Tiger continues, and there's evidence the marsupial carnivore could be restored to life from extinction in Resurrecting the Thylacine: Does It Exist or Will Science Help?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Spectral Dogs

Neil Arnold's new article on ghostly hounds!

A White Christmas

Okay, I know it's not really crypto-based, but it does deal with an unusual animal, and it is festive too!

"Hobbit" News

Here's the latest news on the so-called "Hobbit" of the Indonesian island of Flores. There's some interesting material here on what I consider to be one of the more significant issues of recent years.

Crypto: Books of the Year

I'm very pleased to report that my latest book - There's Something in the Woods - was voted 1 of 3 "Expedition Books of the Year," (by Loren Coleman at alongside Adam Davies' Extreme Expeditions; and the CFZ Expedition Report: Guyana 2007. Both Adam's and the CFZ's books make for excellent reading; and to be given equal billing means a lot. Thanks, Loren!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ken Gerhard: Monster Hunter

This is a bit last-minute, but I just now got it from Eric Altman and Sean Forker:

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout I'm telling you why, Monster Hunter is coming to BTE Radio.

Join us tonight for our 2008 Christmas Special as Sean Forker and Eric Altman welcome "The Monster Hunter" from Texas Ken Gerhard.

Ken 41 years old is a professional monster hunter. That's right... he investigate reports of Bigfoot, the Chupacabras, gigantic winged creatures and other mysterious beasts.

His idea of a good time is stalking through the woods at night with my shotgun, dressed in leather and wearing eyeliner.

As a cryptozoologist/paranormal researcher, he has appeared on the TV series Monster Quest and also the show Legend Hunters. In addition, he has written an important book titled - Big Bird! Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters, which chronicles decades of encounters with a monstrous flying animal reported throughout south Texas.

Ken lives for adventure. Ken has had the very good fortune to travel around the world, to twenty-six different countries and visit many mysterious places - from Loch Ness, to Stonehenge, to the Amazon jungle... from Machu Pichu, to the Galapagos Islands, Australia, Thailand and Tunisia.

Ken also likes to unwind and relax.

He is the lead singer for the acts Bozo P. Circus, Bamboo Crisis and Flowers & Machines. As such, He's toured and performed hundreds of concerts throughout North America, opening for almost every notable industrial band and even Motley Crue. Ken has sung live for the super-group Pigface and have written songs that made the national charts.

Don't forget Scott Hackenslash will be with us at 9:00 pm est. for the latest Beyond The Edge Movie News and Reviews...

We invite you to join us tonight for our Christmas Special on BTE Radio....

So you better be good for goodness sake, "The Monster Hunter" is coming to Beyond The Edge Radio this Friday night 9 pm est.

Lock your doors, open your minds and join us if you dare.

Eric Altman and Sean Forker

News of the Monstrous Kind

From today's Anomalist:

Curse of the Fish That Time Forgot Daily Mail. Samantha Weinberg, author of A Fish Caught in Time, tells the tale of the discovery of the coelacanth, the fish the natives of the Comoros call "The King of the Sea," and evolutionists expect to tell the story of the ascent of seaborne creatures to land millions of years ago. But there's a dark side to the search for the coelacanth. Does this mysterious ancient fish carry a curse for those who pursue it?

Weird Hairy Females Seduce Hot-blooded Caucasian Men Pravda. The Caucasus Mountains of Russia are reportedly the home of the Almasty, the Russian version of Bigfoot. There have been stories of human males and Almasty females mating before. Now here are several such stories. You did note this is from Pravda, right?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Cannock Chase Beast

Yet again, the beasts (or one of them, at least!) of Britain's Cannock Chase woods are in the news again - with photo and commentary from crypto-investigator, Neil Arnold. Today has been a hectic one; hence the reason why there is only this one, brief post. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a different story!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Occasional Monsters

This just in from my good friend Richard Freeman at the CFZ-UK Office:

OCCASIONAL MONSTERS, 2008, Donside Pictures, Directed by and written by Sam Addison and Michael Cox.

The other day, quite out of the blue a DVD landed on the CFZ’s doormat. 'Occasional Monsters’ is a full length, and very low budget film about two inept monster hunters from darkest Aberdeen.

I’ve always been quite a fan of films like this. As a lad I was a member of a film club and enjoyed watching hand made films that were sent in by viewers to programmes such as Screentest.

Despite lack of funds, such films are unrestricted by studio pressures and can be a breath of fresh air after the painting by numbers junk Hollywood churns out.Jon and I sat and watched Occasional Monsters and we both laughed like drains on account of both the humour and the fact we recognized real life analogues of all the characters.

The story revolves around an unseen film crew that are making a documentary about two monster hunters Wolfgang Markus (a huge gun wielding psychopath with a hatred of cats, no it’s not me, I don’t have a gun) and Duane Craig (bespectacled nerd).

The pair’s nerve centre is a run down flat peppered with CFZ books and a world map of monster sightings. Imagine Blair Witch Project crossed with The League of Gentlemen and you will get an idea of what this film is all about.

At one point, acting on a tip off that a werewolf is lurking down by the river, the duo tranquillise a hairy, humanoid under a bridge and transport it back to the flat only to find out they have captured a tramp.

They also attempt to turn their hobby into a business by visiting a business seminar. The only other attendee is interested in manufacturing cardboard (he has some cardboard and can get more cardboard but he doesn’t know how to make cardboard).

Our heroes start distributing badly-drawn leaflets offering their services as monster hunters and are eventually asked back to the house of the man who was running the business seminar. He claims to be a werewolf and after the guys ask for proof he brings out a dossier of his reign of terror clipped from local papers. These include things like ‘POLICE INVESTIGATE ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR’ and ‘LOCAL SCHOOL VANDALIZED’.

As it turns out, he really is a werewolf, and later when Wolfgang tries to sell his skeleton to the museum he gets into a heated debate with the curator about the existence or otherwise of matamata turtles.

Whilst investigating reports of a report of a panther from Duane’s girlfriend’s aunt Wolfgang wastes her pet cat with a heavy-duty machine gun.

The other hero of the story is the unbalanced van driver Ben who talks in inarticulate mumbles, has unexplained cadavers in the back of his van, claims to be a ‘specialist’ and is prone to fits of violent madness with hammers and pick-axes.

Some of this is frightengly close to stuff that has happened at the CFZ over the years!

Occasional Monsters shows what can be achieved on a tiny budget and restricted time (it is 83 minuets long but was filmed in one week). The film as the feel of a pilot for a series.

I hope this comes to fruition because Wolfgang and Duane are such great characters and are funnier than anything in any new sitcom for years. These guys really need some airtime.

Occasional Monsters is available for £9 from Donside Picture’s website at

Unmissable! 10/10.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Strange Frequencies Radio

I recorded an episode of Strange Frequencies Radio on Sunday night, and which has just been posted online right here.

We discussed a whole variety of cryptozoological issues, including (A) how I got interested in crypto; (B) the issue of "flesh-and-blood vs. the paranormal" when it comes to Bigfoot in general, and the British Bigfoot in particular; (C) my expeditions to Puerto Rico in search of the Chupacabras; (D) the essential requirements needed on a creature-hunt; and much more.

And before I forget, there's a competition, too. Listen in, and if you can correctly name my favorite Ramones song, you can win a prize! Only large amounts of money and beer will entice me into revealing the answer...maybe...

Otherwise, take a guess and you may be the winner!

Monsters in Print

I received in the mail yesterday the new issue (number 45) of the CFZ's in-house magazine, Animals & Men. As always, this glossy, color-covered, 60-page magazine is packed with material of a distinctly cryptozoological nature, including (A) a solid round-up of the latest Bigfoot-related material from Paul Vella; (B) an in-depth feature from Neil Arnold on sightings of mystery-bears in Britain; (C) an excellent piece from Richard Freeman on hairy man-beasts seen in Vietnam; (D) reviews of the CFZ's Weird Weekend 2008 conference; (E) a Mystery Cats Diary; and (F) much more, including the usual crypto news, letters-to-the-editor, reviews, my regular Letter from America column, and an editorial from CFZ Director, Jon Downes.

If you don't subscribe to Animals & Men, I definitely recommend it. You can find out all of the relevant data on the magazine by contacting Jon Downes at

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monstrous Anomalies

The Anomalist has posted some excellent crypto material and links over the last few days; and if you didn't see them, here they are!

The Boston Museum of Science tries to explain some legendary beasts: Exhibit Explores the Real Science Between Mythical Monsters, and, at Cryptomundo, Loren Coleman announces Cryptozoologist of 2008: Dr. Andrea Marshall.
Making the point that the dragon of lore is not a creature to be pursued by cryptozoologists, Mel Acheson demonstrates the dragon archetype most likely sprang to life worldwide in ancient times from events our forebears observed in the heavens.

Two of the signature subjects of high strangeness, UFOs and Bigfoot, came together before multiple witnesses near Uniontown, PA, on October 25, 1973. The 35th anniversary of the enigmatic appearance of a UFO and Bigfoot-like creatures gets the full treatment of an 8-part video interview with George Lutz, who accompanied lead investigator Stan Gordon seeking answers to the mysterious event.
Arkansas Fouke Monster Stuff of Legends Firefox. If you're not already familiar with the creature famously outlined in the hit movie The Legend of Boggy Creek, you will be after reading this explanation of the origins of the tales of a swamp creature, a la Bigfoot, said to make its home in Millers County in Arkansas. Elsewhere, Loren Coleman will lecture on cryptozoological subjects today at the University of Maine at Augusta, as he reports in Maine Mutant Revisited.

Cat or Chupa?

On each and every one of the various occasions I traveled to Puerto Rico in search of the vampire-like Chupacabras, I heard tales that at least some of the attacks attributed to the beast were, in fact, the work of big-cats roaming the island.

Of course, Puerto Rico has no indigenous big-cats in its midst; however, when I visited the island with Jon Downes in 2004, we were told several stories of people who allegedly owned big-cats that had grown too big to handle, and that were said to have been released undercover of darkness into Puerto Rico's El Yunque rain-forest.

And, with this new story of a possible big-cat on the loose on the island, it seems the tales may indeed have a firm foundation in fact.

I should stress that this doesn't mean I dismiss all Chupacabras attacks as the work of far more conventional predators. Rather, my own conclusion is that the Chupacabras is merely a significant part of the unusual animal killings on Puerto Rico; and that other cases - such as those cited in the news article above - need to be addressed on their own merits.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mystery Beasts

From today's Anomalist:

Is Bigfoot Dead? Ghostsamongus. A spate of claims that Bigfoot evidence, including the famous Patterson-Gimlin film of 1967, had been faked comes up for examination. Have the recent hoax claims led to the conclusion the Bigfoot legend has come to the end of the road? Meanwhile, a South American photographer thinks he has captured images of a Strange Flying 'Creature' Photographed at Macachin, Argentina Airport.

Snake Mystery

I have said it before, and will say it again, England's Cannock Chase (and its immediate surrounding areas - where I grew up) is a seriously weird place, and an absolute magnet for Fortean oddness, strange phenomena, and out-of-place animals. And, on this specific latter point of out-of-place animals, we have this new story (with photo).

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bigfoot Worldwide

Micah Hanks delves into reports of hairy man-like beasts around the world.

Crypto in the News

From today's Anomalist:

Cryptozoologist to Speak at UMA Kennebec Journal. Author, lecturer and curator of the International Cryptozoology Museum Loren Coleman will take the podium at the University of Maine at Augusta this weekend to discuss the "Maine mystery beast" of 2006, Bigfoot, sea serpents and more. That Coleman lecture, of course, is more convenient for folks on the East Coast. On the West Coast, cryptid fans will have to wait a while longer to Ask a Scientist About Bigfoot. Meanwhile, at Cryptomundo, Coleman uses text and illustration to tell about what may have been the World's Largest Mammoth?

CFZ: The Russian Wildman

Here's some excellent news: the Center for Fortean Zoology has just published its "Expedition Report 2008: Russia" on the Center's recent expedition to Russia in search of the hairy wild-man known as the Almasty.

As regular readers of this blog will know, the expedition was a highly ambitous one, which saw the Richard Freeman-led team tackling the harsh Caucasus Mountains as they sought out their monstrous quarry.

My copy of the book literally only arrived in the mail about twenty minutes ago; but even a quick glance at its contents demonstrates that this is likely to be seen as one of the major crypto-publications of late 2008/early 2009.

With an introduction from Jon Downes, a foreword written by Dr. Karl Shuker, and individual chapters penned by each of the team-members (who provide their own unique perspectives, thoughts, memories and opinions on the trip), the book is an absolute treasure-trove of data.

Not only that: the packed and unique photo section alone makes the book well worth buying.

As soon as I have read the book, I'll be writing a comprehensive review. But, even having just had a cursory glance it today, I can say for certain that if you want to find out more about the mysterious Almasty, you will not be disappointed at all.

And here's the Amazon link for purchasing your very own copy.

Radio: Tonight

I'll be discussing my crypto research tonight on Pangea's World of Weird radio show at Blog-Talk Radio. I've done this show before, and it's always a good time; so listen in, if you get the chance. Here's the link for all the details.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Chupa TV

Back in the summer of 2004, I traveled to Puerto Rico for a week with Center for Fortean Zoology Director, Jon Downes, where we were filmed by the Sci-Fi Channel's Proof Positive series, as we searched for the vampire-like Chupacabras.

For a year or so after its initial broadcast, the episode in question was repeated fairly regularly. However, it's now been quite a while since the show was last aired (to the best of my knowledge, at least!).

But, you can now find the episode in question online at Google Video. Click on this link and type in the following, and that will take you to the episode in question:

proof positive evidence of the paranormal - Ep108.avi

I have to say that it was most definitely an extraordinary, adventurous and surreal week, as Jon and I roamed and rampaged around the island in search of the beast, in search of those whose lives had been changed by the Chupacabras, and in search of those with stories of a truly monstrous nature to relate.

Good times!

And, thank goodness, they let me wear a black t-shirt and not some stuffy suit and tie!

The Emperor Speaks...

Over at Cabinet of Wonders, the Emperor comments on my interview with Neil Arnold on the British Bigfoot, zoo-forms, and much more. Cabinet of Wonders is always full of insightful material, and most definitely essential reading.

The Anomalist: Today

A couple of new stories over at The Anomalist today:

Awesome or Off-Putting: The Pinatubo Monsters Heckler Spray. A Filipino village on the island of Luzon, where fishing is the backbone of the economy, reportedly saw its industry fold after five aquatic "monsters" were spotted in local waters. What are these monsters depriving Filipino locals of their livelihood? Elsewhere, residents of Virginia continue to claim mountain lion sightings, despite the protestations of officials, as explained in Middle River Mountain Lion?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Kent Mystery Beasts

And while we're on the subject of Neil Arnold: Neil has emailed me to say that his new book, Mystery Animals of the British Isles: Kent (which is the second title in an ambitious series being published by the CFZ to chronicle the strange beasts of every British county) should be available around Christmas time.

Phantom Bears?

Neil Arnold has written a fascinating new article on mystery bears of London and its surrounding areas. Of course, the bear became extinct in Britain a very long time ago (to say the least!). However, that hasn't stopped the occasional bear corpse from surfacing in England in modern times (as Neil shows in his article). Nor has it stopped people from seeing living, bear-like beasts roaming the woods of England. Whatever these creatures are (flesh, phantom, or something else entirely), they are without doubt a fascinating part of the British cryptozoological world.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Giant Spiders!

I love these giant-spider stories. They kind of remind me of Clark Ashton Smith's Atlach-Nacha. Personally, if giant spiders really are out there, I think it would be great fun to go on a quest to find them!

Crypto: The News

Today's crypto-news from The Anomalist:

Mormon Missionaries Find Sasquatch Print Houston-Today. Two Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints missionaries in Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada, think they've found the footprint of a Bigfoot near their porch. The report follows multiple sightings of the legendary creature around the area. Elsewhere, a costume designer is making news regarding the 1967 Patterson-Gimlin film footage, as reported in Bigfoot: Just a Costume? Meanwhile, the Centre for Fortean Zoology presents another video update in On the Track: Episode 14 (November 2008).

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bizarre Beasts!

This is pretty cool; and the Giant Coconut Crab is a star!

Anomalies of the Crypto Kind

As always, The Anomalist provides some excellent crypto links:

Immortal Sasquatch Still Immune to Cynics Straight
In British Columbia, Canada, Bigfoot is taken a bit more seriously than most locations, even after the infamous "Georgia Bigfoot" hoax. Perhaps the reason for British Columbia's regard for Sasquatch is due to the huge number of sightings throughout the vicinity. So who are the people looking for the giant hairy homonoid in the wilds of British Columbia, and what do they know about the legendary creature?

Search for Ivory-billed Woodpecker To Begin Anew AP
Next Saturday, a wildlife biologist is heading back into the swamps of eastern Arkansas with a scaled-back search team consisting of 26 volunteers and three expert field biologists. The search will run through the bird's nesting season in March and April when the ivory-bill is most active. Three previous searches failed to find the big black and white woodpecker.

NC Cougar: State Says “Highly Unlikely” Cryptomundo
A cougar was seen, reportedly, last week in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Wildlife expert says it was a big dog. Also,
What Is A Panther?

Crypto in Paranormal

One of the best magazines on the paranormal right now is (the very appropriately named!) Paranormal. Published in Britain, it's an 80-plus page, glossy, color publication that covers everything from UFOs to hauntings, ESP to cryptozoology, and much more.

And this month's issue - number 31 - is a real treat, as it's absolutely packed with crypto-related material.

First off, there's the cleverly-titled Terror Soars! from Karl Shuker that addresses the ever-present controversy about still-living pterodactyls. Then, we have Paranormal editor Richard Holland talking about the creepy critter of Britain's most celebrated haunted house: Borley Rectory.

Paul Devereux touches upon ghostly black dogs in his article Haunted Highways; while in Hill of Horrors, Neil Arnold discusses a plethora of weird beasts seen in the vicinity of an old Kent, England village called Blue Bell Hill, including big-cats and glowing-eyed Bigfoot-style beasts.

And, finally, there's CFZ resident zoologist Richard Freeman, who reveals the many and varied (and not to mention downright bizarre!) beasts that can be found within the annals of Japanese history, folklore and mythology. This article is excellent reading for anyone interested in learning more about the cryptids of this particular part of the world.

And if UFOs are your thing, you can find several articles in the magazine (including one from me) that cover a wide range of ufological topics.

Paranormal deserves the support of anyone and everyone interested in the mysteries of our world, and I'd urge all of you to pick up a copy of the magazine at the earliest opportunity. You definitely won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Chupa Radio

I was interviewed on Sunday night on KAPS Paranormal Radio about my research trips to Puerto Rico in search of the Chupacabras.

In case you didn't catch the show live, it's now archived online at this link.

We covered a lot of ground in the interview, such as the theories concerning what the Chupacabras might or might not be; its origins; the nature of its attacks on the animals of Puerto Rico; vampire legends; and much more.

Big Cats Abound

Over at The Anomalist today, things of a crypto-nature are dominated by a wave of Big-Cat stories:

Cougar Killed In Louisiana Cryptomundo. The dispatching of out-of-place felids appears to be epidemic across the U.S. in the last couple of weeks. Louisiana wildlife agents said they had no choice but to kill a cougar in a Bossier City neighborhood after a tranquilizer dart didn’t work fast enough. In Kansas and Pennsylvania Escapee Servals Killed, in Georgia, a Panther Update, in Michigan, Cougar sightings prompt dispute among wildlife organizations, and in New York, where cougars are not supposed to exist, Publication supports New York big cat theory.

Mammoth Questions

I have made occasional posts here about the Mammoth - specifically about (A) whether or not advances in science should encourage us to try and bring the creature back from extinction; and (B) the possibility that isolated pockets of the beast might, incredibly, still exist. On the former point, here's a good new article that makes a lot of sense about the issue of even contemplating resurrecting the hairy beast.

Monday, December 1, 2008


Over at The Anomalist, you can find these new crypto-goodies:

Shelbyville Man Stalks the Supernatural in His Spare Time Journal Gazette. Brian Hendrian is a deer hunter who also stalks "demon cases" and "hidden animals" such as Bigfoot and black panthers in Illinois. Elsewhere, in Bigfoot at Fifty, the legend of apelike forest dweller has spawned a cottage industry in Northern California, and on next season’s MonsterQuest, the results of the baby Ogopogo body find will be revealed: Baby Ogopogo Carcass?

A Week In Crypto

Well, in the week that has gone by since my last post, there have been some interesting developments within the world of crypto, as well as a few new news stories and other developments to report on.

I drove down to San Antonio, Texas early last week to speak for the local chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (Mufon) about my various expeditions to Puerto Rico in search of the Chupacabras. I'm pleased to say that the group was very interested in the mystery, as well as in the witness testimony and theories for the existence of the beast I uncovered during my trips to the island.

While in San Antonio, I hung out with good friend and fellow creature-seeker (and author of the book Big Bird! Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters), Ken Gerhard, who discussed at the Mufon gig his research into the so-called Texas Chupacabras - a topic that generated a lot of interest among the Mufon members. And many thanks to Julie and all the staff for a fine Mexican dinner!

As I well know from firsthand experience, there is a lot of controversy surrounding some of the higher-strangeness cases attached to the Bigfoot mystery. Whereas most researcher prefer to see everything from a purely down-to-earth perspective, the sheer scale of weirdness that circulates around the world's most famous hairy man-beast leads me to believe that Bigfoot is anything but normal.

And on this matter, here's a new post over at Cryptomundo on Bigfoot and Invisibility that is bound to further raise the level of controversy. And there's another good post over at Cryptomundo on Bigfoot and cameras.

Moving to Scotland, the Loch Ness Monster is in the news again - albeit for reasons that are somewhat different to those that you might expect! And also coming from the British Isles is a new Big-Cat sighting. As well as a new photo too (courtesy of Big-Cat authority Mark Fraser and Paranormal Magazine).

And, finally: check out Regan Lee's Mothman Flutterings for all the latest on the Point Pleasant winged-whatsit.

An interesting week!