Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Mountain of Crypto-Anomalies...

Well, having been away at the Taps gig for 4 days, I just knew I would come back to an overwhelming amount of new stories courtesy of The Anomalist - and I was right! So, here they all are. Enjoy!

Whatever Happened to Bigfoot? NWA News. In October of 2003, the town of Decatur in Benton County, Arkansas, began to see Bigfoot. At least many citizens thought it was Bigfoot. Did Bigfoot visit Decatur in the Fall of 2003, or was a baboon on the loose? Cryptomundo has some interesting background on the town in Decatur's Bigfoot and Kin. Meanwhile, the pairing of two phenomena draws the attention of The Blogsquatcher in Bigfoot and UFOs: Pennsylvania 1973-74. And on an entirely different note, Cryptozoology Online offers guest blogger Richard Freeman's review of a classic book of a cryptozoological nature in Strange Snakes and Freaky Fauna from Charles Owen's An Essay Towards a Natural History of Serpents (1742) Part Five Dragons.

South American Mystery Beasts Part One ShukerNature. Dr. Karl Shuker begins a two-part series on mysterious animals from a mysterious continent. Included in this initial report are gargantuan anacondas, an elusive Andean wolf and a subterranean creature that may be the source of some relatively massive earth movements. Elsewhere, at Cryptozoology Online, Richard Freeman turns his attention to South America, too, in Giant Snakes and Goblins in Ecuador, but, at Cryptomundo, Loren Coleman trains his sights on North America to review a television premiere in Carny: The Jersey Devil. With short video. Meanwhile, at Cabinet of Wonders, the attention is on Asia in Giant Spiders Invade Japan. "(W)here is Godzilla when you need him?" With videos.

PA UFO-Bigfoot Reports Alarmingly High Examiner. A call to Pennsylvania UFOlogist Stan Gordon on August 7, 1973, a time when the state was experiencing a rash of UFO sightings that had Gordon and authorities baffled, added another wrinkle to an already burgeoning caseload of the unexplained. What was looking in a bathroom window that was eight feet above the ground? Bigfoot joins the UFO parade in this third instalment of Roger Marsh's "Paranormal Pennsylvania" reports. With images. Elsewhere, The Blogsquatcher offers some classic Bigfoot video and a side trip to an Austrian news item ("It's hard to find an intelligent creature that doesn't want to be found.") to fill in the hours while you wait for Tonight on Sasquatch Watch Radio: Dave in KY.

Hunting Mythical Creatures Sunday Star Times. New Zealand has been rumored to be the home of some creatures of a mythical nature. Maori legends have contributed much to the mythical lore. But there are, or were, creatures in New Zealand that have become so scarce, or disappeared altogether, that to find one would be equivalent to finding what is known as a cryptid. Among the animals still being hunted by New Zealand's homegrown cryptozoologists: the moose (released in New Zealand in the early 1900s), the moa, the kokako, the waitoreke, a large black cat and the manlike Moehau, New Zealand's Bigfoot. Meanwhile, Cryptozoology Online is offering a link to its latest cache of New Zealand crytid articles in The Third Trenche of New Zealand Archives.

Patterson Gimlin Film -- Is This Too Damning? The Blogsquatcher. The faith of many who have viewed the 1967 Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film as authentic is being shaken by a website attempting to debunk the footage with an image from a 1965 movie. Here's your chance to weigh in on the new controversy.

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