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Study: Americans are as likely to believe in Bigfoot as in the big bang theory

By JD Hancock (cc by 2.0)

By JD Hancock (cc by 2.0)

via The Washington Post:

Human beings are, in general, a superstitious lot. Our tendency to see patterns where they don’t exist, and to falsely apply cause to effect, may have helped keep us alive back when we were little more than a band of frightened critters scurrying about the savanna. Those tendencies linger to the present day, reflected in our stubborn belief in completely irrational things: Rabbit’s feet. Horoscopes. A return to the gold standard.

The Chapman University Survey on American Fears, a comprehensive study of the fears, phobias and irrational beliefs of the American people, was just released this week and contains an interesting section on belief in the paranormal. The results are drawn from a nationally-representative sample of 2,500 American adults.

It finds that belief in certain paranormal phenomenon – like influencing the world with physical thought, and foretelling the future with dreams – are fairly widespread.

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White Bigfoot Sighting in Maine

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via Mysterious Universe:

What is it about Maine that seems to attract white Bigfoots, or at least reported sighting of them? Are they fans of lobsters and whale watching?

Recently in Eddington, Maine, a boy (name not given) told Bill Brock and AJ Marston, members of the cryptid research organization Team Rogue, that he saw a big white creature running into the woods near his family’s home.

I was walking and then…I hear something run over there. I look up and then there is something big, white and it runs right into the woods…and it’s just gone.

The boy’s family didn’t see the creature but reported finding a deer leg that “had just been ripped off, and was just sitting there.”

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[Poll] Favorite Cryptid

We’re back in action with the polls this week. In celebration of Halloween, I’ve decided to run a poll on everyone’s favorite cryptids. The list of cryptids is huge, so I tried to pick the most popular and most talked about. The latest poll on the “Most Heinous Torture Device/Method” garnered 847 votes.

Favorite Cryptid:

Note: all descriptions have been taken from Wikipedia.

Kraken

Pen and wash drawing by malacologist Pierre Dénys de Montfort, 1801, from the descriptions of French sailors reportedly attacked by such a creature off the coast of Angola.

Pen and wash drawing by malacologist Pierre Dénys de Montfort, 1801, from the descriptions of French sailors reportedly attacked by such a creature off the coast of Angola.

Kraken is a legendary sea monster of giant proportions that is said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. The legend may have originated from sightings of giant squid that are estimated to grow to 13–15 m (40–50 ft) in length, including the tentacles. The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to the kraken have made it a common ocean-dwelling monster in various fictional works.… Read the rest

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Is Bigfoot Psychic?

Frame 352 from the Patterson-Gimlin film, alleged by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin to show a Bigfoot, and by some others to show a man in a gorilla suit.

Frame 352 from the Patterson-Gimlin film, alleged by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin to show a Bigfoot, and by some others to show a man in a gorilla suit. View it here.

A small faction of the Bigfoot believers community thinks that the mysterious Sasquatch beast is an inter-dimensional psychic.

via ScienceBlogs:

With the appearance of a shaky 24 feet of filmstrip in 1967, Bigfoot stepped into the limelight, out from centuries of Native American myth, unsubstantiated yarns, and mysterious footprints. Ever since this footage — the so-called “Patterson-Gimlin Film” — the Bigfoot has fiercely entertained, spooked, and howled through popular consciousness, becoming as potent an icon of the region as the spotted owl — or grunge music, for that matter.

There are those, however, who take the beast very seriously. They claim that until the Patterson-Gimlin film is satisfactorily debunked, or the hundreds of other sightings they have under their belts reasonably explained, then they’re going to keep conducting the earnest field work that is the backbone of organizations such as the BFRO (Bigfoot Research Organization).

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Mask Associated With Sasquatch Legend Returned to Native Tribe After 75 Years

THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, Museum of Vancouver (C)

A mask similar to the one recovered, via THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, Museum of Vancouver (C)

J.W. Burns is accused of having stolen the mask.

Hunting for an elusive sasquatch mask revered by a British Columbia First Nation has been a 16-year journey for James Leon, taking him through London, Boston, New York and Ottawa.

In the end, all it took was a question to the lady sitting next to him at a Vancouver event that led him to his nation’s Sasq’ets mask that vanished 75 years ago.

Leon was at a repatriation event for another First Nations artifact held by the Vancouver Museum when he asked the lady sitting beside him if she knew of the ape-like mask partially covered in bear fur.

“Her eyes lit up and she said ‘We were just looking at that mask the other day.’ And they were gracious enough to go get it for me,” he said with a chuckle.

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Noted Bigfoot Hoaxer Rick Dwyer Confesses To (Yet Another) Bigfoot Hoax

PIC: Plazak (CC)

PIC: Plazak (CC)

A wise man once said “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Chronic hoaxer and flimflam man Rick Dwyer has apparently met most of them. You may recall Dwyer as the guy who was hauling around a supposed Sasquatch body this past winter and charging rubes to take a peek at it, “Minnesota Iceman” style. Apparently he made $60,000 during this last haul, but has had to call it quits because his former promoter was threatening to go public.

Via HuffPost:

In a post to his Facebook page, Dyer wrote a long and rambling confession. “Coming clean about everything is necessary for a new start,” Dyer wrote. “From this moment own (sic), I wlll speak the truth! No more lies, tall tales or wild goose chases to mess with the haters!”

This chapter in Dyer’s ongoing Bigfoot fantasy began in 2012 (some years after a previous Bigfoot hoax in 2008 to which he also confessed), when he claimed to kill an 8-foot-tall Bigfoot-like creature in Texas.

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Bigfoot DNA Tester Melba Ketchum Turns to Writing Sasquatch Fantasy Fiction

THUMBNAIL_IMAGESome of you may recall Dr. Melba Ketchum as the veterinarian turned DNA analyst who self-published a paper decoding what was purportedly Sasquatch genetic material. Dr. Ketchum has now turned her attention to writing fiction. In a short post published to her Facebook page, Ketchum describes the book Mystic Forest Wishes (self-published via CreateSpace – get it here.) and what got her interested in writing it:

Via Cryptomundo:

Now for news that some of you will like and I am not sure how others will react. The stress level has been incredible over the last few years, what with all of the lies and attacks that have been leveled against me. I have tried to stick with strictly science throughout this entire ordeal. In all honesty, I know so much more about the Sasquatch people. I have met many habituators also. I have stayed silent on the majority of the field data that I personally know to be true and will continue to do so at this time.

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Amazon Comes For ‘Monster Porn’

BigfootBusiness Insider reports that Amazon.com is cracking down on sales of self-published “monster porn” e-books. Apparently titles like “Cum for Bigfoot” has ruffled the feathers (and prurient interests, I bet) of the usual moral guardians.

Excerpt:

Author Virginia Wade’s fiction debut follows a group of women who embark on a week-long camping trip to Mt. Hood National Forest. There, in the shadow of Oregon’s highest mountain, they are kidnapped and sexually assaulted by a mysterious woodland creature. “What the hell is that thing?” asks one protagonist.

“‘It’s f—ing Bigfoot,’ hissed Shelly. ‘He’s real, for f—‘s sake.’ Horror filled her eyes. ‘With a huge c—.’”

The book, with the decidedly un-PG title “Cum For Bigfoot,” is just the first of 16 fiction ebooks that Wade (a pen name) has written about the legendary beast sometimes known as Sasquatch, each detailing a series of graphic and often violent sexual encounters between the apelike creature and his female human lovers.

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The Oswald Conspiracy

OswaldThe television show In Search Of is a strange little chestnut from my childhood. I knew the show’s host, Leonard Nimoy from his turn as “Spock” in Star Trek repeats, and In Search Of’s focus on unexplained phenomena, missing persons and extraterrestrial encounters was right on target for a kid who already loved Sci-Fi.

I remember being terrified by the “Bigfoot” episode of the show and equally traumatized when the program took its cameras beneath the deep green waters of Loch Ness. But, not all of the show’s subjects were so “out there.” In 1980, their “Lee Harvey Oswald” episode dramatized the circumstances surrounding the assassination of JFK, including key evidence from authors and experts along the way.

The result is an insightful portrait of the self-proclaimed “patsy” that challenges the “lone gunman” contentions of the Warren Report. The centerpiece of the show is a Dallas police dictaphone recording that proves that there were four shots in Dealey Plaza that day in 1963.… Read the rest

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