Thursday, December 29, 2005

Hunt for Bigfoot in Malaysia

I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday vacation, now lets get back to some Cryptozoology news.

It seems that there have been some sightings of a Bigfoot-type creature in the jungles of Malaysia. So much so, that the Johor National Parks Corporation is planning to catch the creature on camera.

The eye-witness descriptions of the creatures are very similar to reports from the United States. The creatures are reported to be about nine feet tall, covered in hair and possess a strong odor.

Now, I am all for scientific expeditions to determine the existence of these creatures.

However, why do I feel somewhat skeptical that serious, scientific studies will be conducted then?

"We are sitting on a wonderful opportunity by way of the Bigfoot research to spur ecotourism in Johor, taking the cue of Loch Ness in Scotland," Chow said.

He said the Bigfoot of Endau-Rompin could be promoted like the Loch Ness monster, which brings in millions of tourism dollars for Scotland through tours and souvenirs.

Is this just a case of sensationalism in order to bring tourists into the area that supposedly has had these sightings?

I can't answer that for sure. Let's just hope that real science doesn't take a backseat to tourism and marketing ploys.

I am going to keep an eye on this, so stay tuned for updates on this story and many others!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Holiday Wind-Down

Things have slowed down lately as far as Cryptozoology news goes. The Christmas holiday is upon us this weekend and my posts on here will probably be sparse for the next few days.

I will be back after Christmas though and I am going to continue posting the latest Cryptozoology news. Going into the new year I am going to try even harder to secure some exclusive stories, interviews and field reports that you cannot see anywhere else.

Also, don't forget about my feed that you can subscribe to.

Stay tuned!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

On The Lighter Side

All of you who read my blog, know that I take the subject of Cryptozoology very seriously.

Having said that, I do like the humorous side of things as well. So, speaking of humorous, I ran across an interview with none other than Bigfoot himself.

This interview is actually related to a book that has recently come out called "Me Write Book: It Bigfoot Memoir". The title should tell you that it is meant as a joke. I have yet to read the book but I am planning to and will give a full review soon.

For now though, let me leave you with a memorable quote from the interview with Bigfoot:

Q: Pardon my asking, but what's the deal with your, um, scent?

A: Bigfoot have interesting natural musk. It very masculine, very European. Smell like leather, ocean, ranch salad dressing and cat puke. Ladies go crazy for it.

So, just crack a smile(I know you want to) and enjoy the interview.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled Cryptozoology news...

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

"Cat-like" Creature Seen in Ohio

Cryptozoology-related news is kind of slow lately, as some of you may have noticed.

There is an article however about a "cat-like" creature spotted in Granville, Ohio area. The article contains several photos of the animal, a few of which you can see below:

The first thing I think when I see the pics; this is just a normal house cat. I see nothing to convince me otherwise.

However, the man in this article, who took these pictures is adamant that the animal is quite large. He estimates it weighed as much as 80lbs and had a tail that was 3ft long.

Without proper measurements, the scale in the photographs is hard to determine. The trees that the cat is walking amongst could be quite small or quite large. It is difficult to tell.

Right now, I am sticking with my original feeling about these photos. This is nothing more than a large house cat. Although, it is not uncommon for captive wild animals to escape or be released in this country. So, I suppose time will tell what the animal really is.

Stay tuned for updates on this story and many more!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

New Mammal Species Possibly Discovered

The World Wildlife Fund has announced that it has pictures of a mysterious mammal species from the jungles of Borneo.

The animal, which has been described as resembling a mix of a cat and a fox was photographed twice by motion-sensor cameras setup in the jungle.

Here are small versions of the original pictures:

As you can see from the pictures, the animal does somewhat resemble a lemur but scientists are almost certain that the animal is a new species of carnivorous mammal.

If you want to view the original, higher resolution pictures you can go here and here. The originals are of somewhat poor quality, most likely due to them being taken at night. They are of good enough quality however to convince scientists that this is a new species.

Maybe the WWF should put some motion-sensor cameras in the forests of the pacific northwest or other areas of concentrated Bigfoot sightings. I wonder if they would capture anything. I wonder if they did capture anything, would scientists be so eager to declare a new species of primate. Somehow, I think not.

There just seems to be a taboo when it comes to Bigfoot and Cryptozoology that most people just discard them as something paranormal or nothing but a hoax.
For example, as I was watching CNN today and they had this story about the new mammal discovery in Borneo. The CNN show was Anderson Cooper 360 I believe. Anyway, he was talking about the photos and saying that he didn't believe it. He said the photos were too much like a Yeti sighting. That he just wouldn't believe it.

If people won't believe photos like these from a respected wildlife organization like the WWF are real then how are they going to believe that photos and videos of Bigfoot are real. I guess some people just don't want to take the time to do the research. They just want to live their lives, oblivious to anything that may burst their fragile, little bubble.

There is a larger world out there, one that is full of mystery and discoveries waiting to happen. As a matter of a fact, if it wasn't for our sense of wonder then most of us reading this right now would not even exist.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

New Bigfoot Pics

Well, they are purpoted to be pictures of Bigfoot anyway.

The pictures and a story to go along with the sighting can be found on the BFRO website.

I have posted a few pics from the site below.

(Please note that these images are just crops. The original images can be found at the BFRO site.)

As with most supposed Bigfoot photos, there isn't much detail in these. A video of this encounter would have certainly been better. Although, in the photos one can see what appears to be a humanoid figure on the other side of a snowy hill. From the sequence of the photos, the figure may be walking down the other side of the hill away from the cameraman.

The scale of the figure and the hill is hard to determine. It does appear to be a large hill from the photos, as one can see what appears to be pine trees on the right side. If you also look closely in the photos, you will see that there appears to be many tracks leading up the hill to where the figure is.

I can't say for certain what made these tracks, it could be people, animals or even Bigfoot.

Until someone visits the site of this encounter and determines the scale of the figure photographed, we can't know for sure what is in those pictures.

Anything can be faked nowadays so let's hope someone visits the area soon and comes back with an update on this.

You can bet I will keep an eye on this story and post any developments on this blog.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

New Loren Coleman Interview

Browsing around the web as I usually do, I ran across the Phenomena Magazine website which has a recent interview with Loren Coleman.

The interview, which has three parts, is probably the most in-depth interview I have ever read when it comes to Loren Coleman. It goes back all the way to his childhood, how he became interested in Cryptozoology, about his day job (he is retired now), John Keel, his thoughts on Bigfoot being captured and even a bit on the Loch Ness Monster.

A very good read for anyone who would like to know a little bit more about the most influential person in Cryptozoology today.

So, grab a cup of coffee, read the interview and stay tuned to this blog for more Cryptozoology news!