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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Bigfoot Evidence 'Sleeping Bag Bigfoot'

Footnote: So far as I know, the suggestion that the being in the video was someone wrapped up in a sleeping bag came up as a possibility in a discussion between Matt Billie and myself when the event had been just announced on Facebook. If Matt had already heard the idea prior to this, I would not have known about that part.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Sleeping Bag Bigfoot - A Treatment by Phil Poling

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Phil Poling, proud member of TeamTazerBigfoot. You can visit his YouTube channel at or his breakdown channel at

In regards to the fiasco now referred to by many as the sleeping bag Bigfoot, there has been much to do about the lack of information from the Extreme Expeditions camp. Regardless of what the ‘unknown creature’ might be, I had thought that the basis for the investigation would have been the confirmation from the source; this being the camera. [Goes on to camera analysis]

Monday, 29 October 2012

Pterosaurs Across the Pacific

Pterosaurs Across the Pacific

October 23rd, 2012 at 16:04
Long-tailed pterosaurs, called by the name “ropen,” are reported in many areas surrounding the Pacific Ocean. We now have considerable sighting evidence even in Hawaii, islands surrounded by vaste areas of the Pacific.
Two “Pterodactyls” Observed in Philippines in 2008
According to the eyewitness, “I think we’re not the only ones who saw it, because my classmate told me that there are sightings of this thing in Atimonan, Quezon [Province], just one-half hr travel from Pagbilao, and I was told by the local fisherman there that he saw it several times, flying above the sea.”
. . . Question: Did the two creatures have tails?
Answer: YES! they have long tails about 3 to 4 meters long . . .it is not a bird: They don’t have any feathers.
Question: Did you have a good view of them?
Answer: Yes! I was not the only one who saw it . . .

Once again, the last Pterosaurs around did not have tails and the biggest Pterosaurs did not have tails. The outline of such creatures these witnesses report of the broad diamond-shaped wings and body and the long stringy rat-tail plus the consistent estimartes of the wingspan at about twenty feet makes it likely that many of these sightings are actually of Manta rays leaping above the surface: in the case of creatures actually seen above the sea, the identification is pretty certain. A manta with a 20 foot span can easily leap ten feet above the surface of the sea and thus be well above the head level of a fisherman seated in a boat.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Bigfoot Evidence: Russians on Their Bigfoot's DNA

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It's not clear as to how recent or accurate this news article published today on the Russian website, is since it's in Russian and we don't trust the Russians to honestly report Bigfoot news. But, according to the article, local government officials near the Azass cave of Mt. Shoria are claiming that the DNA results of purported "Yeti" hair samples collected there is turning out to be "unknown to science". Reportedly the DNA results from labs in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the University of Idaho have all confirmed that the hair is remarkably similar to humans.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Russian News Website Reports: "Kuzbass Bigfoot DNA Is Similar To Human DNA"

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Postscript: Igor Burtsev has written me during the night that he considers this analysis to be a false report. Here is the English translation (via Google) of the text he has provided

It seems that in the Kuzbass really usual "snow man"

Scientists came to a sensational conclusion by examining the marks and hair found in Azasskoy cave in the Kemerovo region [photos, video]
Shoria mountain - taiga region of Kuzbass, which is many kilometers Azasskoy maze cave. More recently, she was in the list of places where they saw "snow people" - the Yeti. About meetings with them telling local hunters.
Go in search of scientific expeditions. One of them was lucky last year - at the beginning of October. In that there were traces of the cave seems to have left by the Yeti. And next - hairs.
A year has passed after the international expedition Azasskoy found in a cave (in the Mountain Shoria in the forest in the south of Kuzbass) yeti footprints and hair.
A year has passed after the international expedition Azasskoy found in a cave (in the Mountain Shoria in the forest in the south of Kuzbass) yeti footprints and hair.
Photo: Konstantin Nagovitsyn
The results of their study reported recently Valentin Sapunov, Sc.D., chief scientific officer of the Russian State Hydrometeorological University.
- Study of the DNA of hair out of the cave showed that they belong to the essence, which is biologically closer to Homo sapiens than monkeys, - he says. - Genetically Yeti different from the person by only one percent. - In the northern capital - continues Valentin Sapunov - study conducted our University and the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences - Electron Microscopy Laboratory and the Laboratory of Molecular Genosystematics.
And the results obtained with an electron microscope, it follows that the hairs do not belong to a man of understanding, nor to any other known mammal that are found in Mountain Shoria. But like hairs and, earlier found in the Urals, in the U.S. and in the Leningrad region. Presumably, they are from the Yeti.
One of them last year, which included U.S. and Russian scientists discovered a huge number of tracks in the cave of the hairs.
One of them last year, which included U.S. and Russian scientists discovered a huge number of tracks in the cave of the hairs.
Photo: Konstantin Nagovitsyn
Experts comments
In Yeti foot wider than Valuev
- I doubt that St. Petersburg could conduct genetic analysis of hair from Azasskoy caves and determine how "abominable snowman" genetically close to us, - says Igor Burtsev, Ph.D., director of the International Center hominology. - This is nowhere in the world did not. Find, of course, could examine under a microscope. But if compared with other samples? Not sure. Therefore, the conclusions Valentine Sapunova treat with some skepticism. He's not an expert on the hairs.
As far as I know, did not show enthusiasm, and Director of the Zoological Institute, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Oleg Pugachev, who said the following: "That brought some hair, we'll see what they bring ...". In Moscow - in a number of academic institutions - all refused to help when they learned what it was about. That is, the Yeti.
And the fact that the cave has been discovered Azasskoy hairs true. Picked them himself - with Sapunov. They - some curly, other direct, others with graying hair - surprisingly found during an international conference on yetis, which was held in Mountain Shoria. Imprinted in their tracks. Footprints - a very large, 16 cm (6 inches)  in width, more than Valuev. He - 11cm (just over 4 inches). The length of the track in the cave Azasskoy measure failed - to print only the front part of the foot. But the conference was an anthropologist from the U.S. Jeff Meldrum, who brought the Yeti footprint cast. Also 16 centimeters in width.
So track length was 38 centimeters (14 inches).
- I am part of his hair sent in genetic laboratories in Japan, Italy, Britain and the United States - continues to Igor D.. - I'm waiting for the results. They did not exist. But they promised in the near future. Incidentally, in the United States - Texas - studied their hair. Ostensibly they were taken from a female Bigfoot and her cub killed back in 2010. The results are ready for publication, but serious American scientific journals refused to accept them for publication on various pretexts. It is possible that publish here - in Russia. According to the preliminary - U.S. - data Bigfoot DNA is virtually identical to the human race. Here Sapunov rights. Although Kuzbass "Bigfoot" has nothing to do with it.
Recorded by Vladimir Lagowski
Back to home
-It seems the controversy reduces down to the fact that in Asiatic and Eastern-NorthAmerican (Texas) Bigfoot, the DNA is within 1% of difference of ordinary Homo sapiens, a result which tests have providee before on other occasions. The controversy really is about exactly how close the realy are within that 1%. Best Wishes, Dale D.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Extreme Expeditions The Debate Continues

Statement from Extreme Expeditions through Lori Simmons
 (Who is a Friend of mine on Facebook):

I stand by our research 100% This was my father's discovery and his research area of 28 years, were the team and I researched and I visit on a regular basis. For us the activity that we experienced is truly mind shocking. It takes you ou...
t of everything you have ever believed in. This is an area that I'm continuing to build the trust with them. If your in their area they will let you know they are there if they want you to know...They obviously felt comfortable with the team being there with me. We experienced activity during the entire 10 days we were there. When I got home I felt like I just got back from Mars... I know as a researcher you have to keep an open mind because anything is possible. Throwing tomatoes is one thing but slander is another ballgame!
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It’s a shame that people have resorted to personal defamation of character with regards the images we posted recently from our last expedition.

We don’t mind that people have a variety of opinions, that’s why we put the images out there, but when people start to post images that openly attack your character and integrity, then that’s a step in the wrong direction or perhaps I am taking it too se...


Adam and I have been all over the world these last 14 years, and have sacrificed a great many things to indulge this curiosity in unknown animals, but we have always been honest and open about our findings or lack of, and those that know us will vouch for this. We’ve brought back whatever evidence we can to try and help explain away the mysteries and always submitted this to experts in their field, accepting their analysis - all we have ever said we are is field researchers – the science and clarification – we leave to others.

So, coming back from the States, we kept to the same tack we always have, to freely share our images and research, once anything that stands out from the norm has been analysed. Forgive us that we set up a camera in camp to capture any night-time wildlife, that the many other cameras that we placed on trails and deep in the forest captured nothing suspicious. We didn’t set it up with the intention of capturing anything other than raccoons (which we never saw) or any other kind of forest denizen. When we found something on a photo that wasn’t one of the team - that wasn’t someone in a sleeping bag as neither of the people outside that night had baffles or hoods to keep them over their heads, that wasn’t one of the two people on the team that smoked - one snored happily all night, every night, the other on that night was asleep on the ground who, if he had woken up for a smoke at 2:30 in the morning, I’m sure he would have remembered and shared it with the team when we all tried figuring out what the image was on camera – we couldn’t explain it away. But it certainly made us think and discuss it. Enough to get it analysed by people who could come to no confirmed conclusion so we, (now I personally realise), naively, thought – “this would be good to share with the community to see what they think.” – and that was our only and ever intention.

People will always have their opinion and we respect that – we could say a hundred times – “it’s not one of the team in a sleeping bag” – but someone will say a hundred times that it is. There is no issue with that, we have said we don’t know what it is, that we were in an area known for Bigfoot activity, but we certainly know that it isn’t one of the team or a wandering person in our camp. That’s OUR opinion.

People have done their own independent research into it and spent hours analysing it since its release, others have just said “sleeping bag” and left it at that. Either way – to us it’s just an interesting image that isn’t one of the team that we wanted to share.

What I personally feel is a step too far is people creating elaborate explanations for the picture and releasing character defaming images, when they haven’t even had the decency or professionalism to get in touch, to find out our side, to find out what else we did or didn’t do.

Hoaxing? Personally – I couldn’t be bothered and certainly am not interested – I do this for my own curiosity, not for the attention or the appraisal of others – and then I wouldn’t even know where or how to start – I would rather have gone to the States, experienced some of the area, got a feel for the legends and come back with no evidence – as it is – we came back with an interesting image, and I came back having nearly lost an eye and I’m still receiving medical attention 6 weeks later.

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The Full Disclosure: Extreme Expeditions Photographs

World's only 24/7 Bigfoot News Blog: Encouraging readers to draw their own conclusions from the
evidence and arguments.

Editor’s Note: This is a post by Bigfoot Evidence contributor, Damian Bravo. You can join his Facebook group, Sasquatch Lives?.

The Extreme Expeditions Group gives full disclosure and Exclusive of more Photos and Info from the Supposed Strange Figure Sighting on SEP 4th, 2012 to Bigfoot Evidence. (The Debate rages on)

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Michael Merchant Really Doesn't Want To Believe Adam Davies Or Lori Simmons

Was it a mistake for the Extreme Expeditions team to release the trailcam photographs? Cryptozoologist, Adam Davies and researcher, Lori Simmons must feel extremely frustrated right now, and we don't blame them. Just this morning, Loren Coleman pulled an article from Cryptomundo titled, "Davies Expedition’s Alleged Hoax", suggesting the "creature" photo is fake: "Extreme Expedition's #Sasquatch is supposedly a FAKE! #Silliness #Stupidity". Coleman wrote the following as the reason why it was removed:
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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Bigfoot Evidence Sierra Kills story

Bigfoot  Evidence

Justin Smeja and his friend, "The Driver" said they were out bear hunting in October 2010 near Haskel Peak. Little did they know that it was going to be the hunting trip that will change their lives. When they pulled up to a dead end on a dirt road, they saw something that "didn't look right". They had no idea that what Justin would be shooting were Bigfoots. Watch how the driver describes the event:

Giant Skulls, discussions continuing

Currently there are discussions going on based on some of the reconstructions of Giant Skulls  I submitted earlier going on at Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum's Facebook page. Here is Dr Meldums pasteup of the contentious reconstructions together with a human skull for absolute scale:
The larger Giganto reconstruction is going on the report of the largest Giganto molar tooth, about an inch by an inch across the crown, the approximate size of a horse's molar. The reconstruction of Giganto in the middle is meant for an average-sized male and was made by Grover Krantz. Here is the description made by Dr Meldrum in regards to this particular illustration:
Grover's Skull is based on the larger of the mandibles of Gigantopithecus blackii. Its second mandibular molar is 20x20 mm (3/4 x 3/4 in). Mick wood based his alternate reconstruction on a recollection of hearing a report of a 1.0 x 1.0 in molar (25.4 x 25.4 mm). I pulled up a recent report of a find of Gigantopithecus teeth and the largest specimen was 23.6 mm. That would be about 15% bigger than Grover's reconstruction. I'll keep looking.
Then later on
Don Jeffrey Meldrum Just to be clear --- I am not advocating that Wood's reconstruction is plausible as far as size and scale. He and I have discussed some of my reactions to his depictions of INFERRED anatomy. We discussed the aspects of megadontia -- the possibility that Gigantopithecus had molar teeth disproportionately large for its mass as an adaptation to durophagy (diet of tough foods). It appears true that some isolated Gigantopithecus teeth were as much as 15% larger than those in the mandible that Krantz based his reconstruction on. But Wood's skull is a full 25% bigger than Krantz's and so in absolute scale perhaps unlikely. I personally have little confidence in reports od sasquatch over 9-10 feet tall.
And another one of my comments
Dale Drinnon You see in the literature where Giganto is estimated to have been as much as 12 feet tall and up to 1200 pounds. That is about what the skull scales out as. Whether or not Giganto got that big, I think its a fair guess that teeth of such a size are the exact reason for size estimates in that range (Estimates not figuring in the possibility of oversized teeth or other causes.)
Grover Krantz did in fact quote these figures when he was discussing his version of the reconstruction (middle of the three skulls)

Discussion is still going on but I thought my readers would like to have as much of this information as we have got to thus far.  Best Wishes, Dale D.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Photographer snaps possible Texas bigfoot shots

Photographer snaps possible Texas bigfoot shots

Posted: Oct 21, 2012 10:55 PM EDTUpdated: Oct 21, 2012 11:27 PM EDT
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[This was reprinted at the CFZ Blog yesterday: I am adding it on again here because it seems to me everybody is missing the point]

There have been reported sightings of bigfoot in remote East Texas locations, and even near Dallas, and a photographer says he has proof that bigfoot may be closer than we think. The Dallas area photographer, who remains anonymous , was never a bigfoot believer by his own admission.
"No, I've never seen one , never believed in one," he says.
But a huge stone thrown at him in the woods one camping trip, with no one else around, changed his mind.
"An object landed within ten feet of us that I know of no human being able to throw it that far. There was one about 10 foot tall. A family group drew in close, three of which got within 15 feet of me. It looked like something out of a Steven Spielberg movie, not human as I know it," he says.
He shot images in Shelby county of something moving in the woods. Outside of Dallas he shot images of something large and hairy watching from the trees. But light and shadow can play tricks. East Texas bigfoot researcher Mike Hall and his team from Texla crypto zoological research examined the images to see if they have merit.
"Some of the shots you can actually make out what looks like a pair of eyes. There is something there staring back at him taking video. There is something there, question is, what is it?," Hall says.
One shot looking very similar to the Roger Patterson bigfoot film of 1967. A crest or conical ridge on what appears to be the head.
"The cone looking head, in the still shot that's very compelling, something definitely moving across the brush just observing," says fellow researcher Larry Parks.
The photographer is keeping his identity anonymous but did say he would be releasing more video evidence in the future.
Copyright 2012
KLTV. All rights reserved.

To me this does NOT look like your typical Bigfoot, nor is the large bluntly rounded head resemble the creature in the Patterson film in the least. To me this looks exacly like a gorilla and for that reason I am classifying this sighting as a "Skunk Ape" rather than the more usual types of Bigfoot seen in the East or in the Far West.
Best Wishes, Dale D.

Is Bigfoot a Protected Species?

Is Bigfoot a Protected Species?
October 24, 2012 02:40 PM EDT

Left: Eastern US type of Bigfoot.

Is Bigfoot a protected species? Well, in New York, an enthusiast has stated to the press that the species is on the protected species list.
The rationale behind this declaration is that the mysterious beast has no designated hunting season; therefore, by law, the species falls under the protected list.
According to the Huffington Post, enthusiast, Peter Wiemer, has verified this with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a telephone conversation.
Of course, the DEC has denied that this declaration is true, and the department also denies the existence of the beast. However, in an email, the DEC told Wiemer that there is no open season on the beast, but none may be taken either.
The DEC also encourages believers to track down the beast in order to prove that it exists. However, shooting it is still not legal.

The only state that allows for Sasquatches to get shot is Texas. The law allows shooter to do it on first site with no questions asked. Go figure!
If the beast is not real, or is it, why would there be laws for it? Is it just in case it really does exist? Also, why aren't there any specialized hunters to track these beasts?
Hunting networks should really have a specialized team to track these guys down. The History Channel has a show called "Finding Bigfoot."The ending of each episode always ends the same with no real proof of a Sasquatch.
If they were a hoax, why do they have stories of these wild beasts around the northern hemisphere of our fantastic mysterious world? Ever wonder? So far, that is the best this world can do, wonder.
Photo: Flickr/Bob Doran

Associated News Item:
 Bigfoot Evidence prints what is alleged to be a Texas Bigfoot hunting permit for sale on ebay:

According to John Lloyd Scharf's email exchange last May with Texas Wildlife chief of staff, Lt. David Sinclair, "non-protected, nongame animal may be hunted on private property with landowner consent by any means".

Even though Sinclair didn't mention Bigfoot at all in his email, some people took the "straight description of the law" literally, and believed that it was legal to hunt Bigfoot. After he publicly cleared up Sharf's misinterpretation of the law in a article, Bigfoot was safe again... until now.

On Ebay, a hunting permit sticker is currently selling for $3.97 and it has the description, "SASQUATCH HUNTING PERMIT TEXAS 2012-2014". So far, one has been sold, and there's 3 left in stock. The sticker is about 4" wide x 3" tall, and it's made from the highest quality vinyl.
"Easy Installation. Apply them to your Car, Truck, Boat, Motorcycle, Snowmobile, Sled, PS3, Xbox, Laptop, Zombie Assault Vehicle."
Don't believe us? Check out this link:
To which I have added this statement in the replies:
Guess what? This is not a legal document, it counts as a forgery. Attempt to use it in your defense should you shoot a Bigfoot in Texas and you will STILL be in violation of the law, you shall be subject to a fine and/or imprisonment as determined by the judge. I have been informed that the state of Texas does not and will not issue actual legal permits to hunt Bigfoot and the stickers are a scam.

Tetrapod Zoo on Sloths

I am reprinting part of this article of Darren Naish's because people don't realise what a diversity of sloths there once were and why we are facing a quandry when we are talking about the possibility of surviving groundsloths. We do not only have survivals of one kind of generic groundsloth that is reported everywhere today, but instead we have a number of reports of highly varied groundsloths with different anatomies described in different areas. And I thought I sould mention that my home manuscript report dealing with the topic has a drawing basically like a simplified version of Darrens drawing for "Sloth Diversity" shown directly below.-DD

The anatomy of sloths

By Darren Naish August 30, 2012 About Darren Naish Darren Naish is a science writer, technical editor and palaeozoologist (affiliated with the University of Southampton, UK). He mostly works on Cretaceous dinosaurs and pterosaurs but has an avid interest in all things tetrapod. He has been blogging at Tetrapod Zoology since 2006.  Darren Naish is a vertebrate palaeontologist, currently based at the University of Southampton, UK. From 1997 to 2006 I worked on the predatory dinosaurs of the Lower Cretaceous of southern England, focusing for my PhD on the tyrannosauroid Eotyrannus. My published technical work is mostly on theropod and sauropod dinosaurs, but I've also worked on pterosaurs, marine reptiles and marine mammals (see list of references below). Since completing my PhD I’ve worked in the media and as a technical editor and freelance author (see list of books below). I like dinosaurs very much, but they’re far from the only animals that I find interesting: I'm fascinated by all tetrapods and have some practical and research experience with Mesozoic marine reptiles, marine mammals, flightless birds and pterosaurs. I spend as much time in the field as possible, looking at real live tetrapods.

Everybody loves sloths, and whenever we talk about sloths we have to remember that the two living kinds (Bradypus – the four species of three-toed sloth – and Choloepus – the two species of two-toed sloth) are but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sloth diversity. This article – an excerpt from Naish (2005) (though with citations added that were absent in the published article) – briefly reviews the anatomy of fossil sloths, though there are references to the living forms where appropriate.

A typical fossil sloth can be imagined as a rather bear-shaped, shaggy-furred mammal with particularly powerful forelimbs, a barrel-shaped ribcage, a stout tail, prominent curved hand and foot claws and a markedly broad, robust pelvis.

Skulls from various sloths. a. Eremotherium, a Pleistocene megatheriid known from both South and North America. b. Nematherium, a mylodontid from Early Miocene South America. c. Scelidotherium, a scelidotheriine mylodontid from the Pliocene and Pleistocene of South America. d. Thalassocnus, a nothrotheriid from the Miocene and Pliocene of the Pacific coast of South America. e. Acratocnus odontrigonus, a choloepodine megalonychid from the Pleistocene of Puerto Rico. f. Acratocnus simorhynchus, an even shorter-snout choloepodine, from the Pleistocene of Hispaniola. Not to scale. Images by Darren Naish, redrawn from various sources. From Naish (2005).
Naish, D. 2005. Fossils explained 51: sloths. Geology Today 21 (6), 232-238.
--Now the problem we have with groundsloths as live candidates for reported Cryptids is that the reported ones are seldom a very good match: in discussing the reprinting of this article, Darren Naish mentions that proponents "cherry pick" traits which they choose to make out as important correspondences between the reports which they have and the fossil candidates they wish to promote. Now a severe problem in this category is the identification of the legendary Mapinguary or Mapinguary of South America, commonly represented in Cryptozoological literature as being a type of surviving giant ground sloth, probably a type of Mylodon. In this case the fossil candidate fails on two important counts: the legendary creatures are not supposed to have tails and they are supposed to have fightening fangs in the mouth. This rules out the Mylodons because the Mylodons were quite lacking in foreteeth. Farther north in the Caribbean reports of hairy apelike or apeman creatures are not generally considered as possible groundsloth survivals, even though they are often reported on Islands of the West Indies where there were no significantly large monkeys BUT on some islands where some groundsloths were known to have persisted at least as recently as the European colonisation. In particular this means Puerto Rico, Hispanola and Cuba where the 'Yehos' or Devils are still reported, and the candidate groundsloths were smaller with rounder heads and still retaining some fanged teeth in the canine positions (some of these teeth are more incisorform and presumably were used in a more rodentlike adaptation) See especially Acratocnus on both drawinfgs. At the same time there are reports of a larger more bearlike creature from Cuba that could also represent one of the other local types of groundsloths (once again usually called Yehos or Yahus, meaning Devils, and said to be an African name originally)

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Giant Skulls

I had three skull size comparisons from different friends on Facebook and so I pasted them together for an overall view. The fisrt skull here is Grover Krantz's reconstruction of the skull of Gigantopithecus: one of my Friends madethe alternative reconstruction shown in three views below. I hope to get a fuller discussion from him later on. torist who feels Bigfoot is Homo erectus and so it shows a really big erectus skull next to a normal-sized Home sapiens skull. I have it here representing Homo heidelbergensis since I feel it shows the degree of variability that is possible within that species. And the last skull is a "Giant skull from a Mound burial" shown at the reported dimensions-ALL of these skulls are being shown at the SAME scale.
My purpose in showing all of these skulls together ot in North America is more likely two types of beings rather than only one type: the population centered on the West Coast (including the Patterson film female) has a smaller cranial capacity and a more pointed head, and the other one more common in North America (and indeed worldwide) is much more human-like but of a lower grade, cruder type human. And the last one shows the original for the "red headed giants": Cromagnon stock but larger than usual, and the later, larger more inbred example accumulating  more freakish characters such as extra fingers, toes and teeth (Polydactylity and polydonta). The point being that we have more than one problem and more than one species involved in stories of "Giants" and the ony thing which Giants have in common is their very large size.
Adena Moundbuilder skulls reported with extra toothrows
Double toothrow in mouth of a living man.

                     Some views of a Gigantopithecus lifesized reconstruction model by Mick Wood
                     Don Jeff Meldrum is getting a duplicate set of these photos.

Xrays of the left hand (Left) and Foot (Right) of living people with the condition known as Polydactyly. In the regular population it occurs very infrequently, on the order of 1 in 500 births, but much more commonly in inbred populations. (From English Wikipedia)
Horned skull of Sayre, PA-some mound burials suggest the mound giants could also develop bony growths in the skin forming nodules, and sometimes extra bone deposited on the skulls in the form of horns. It has been suggested that the extra bony growths in the skin were a desirable result of inbreeding because it did provide a degree of natural armour.

Extreme Expeditions Bigfoot Trail Cam Update

I am currently holding on a statement directly from the campers portrayed in the video footage and the stills, and they disavow any chance of having a guy wrapped in a sleeping bag have a smoke while on camera, they feel strongly that it is an unknown anthropoid. Unfortunately I do not have such a statement yety, only the assurance that such a statement is on the way.

Earlier today this statement came up on the EE Facebook page:

Morning world.

Due to the amount of traffic coming through the .net website, we have had to move servers, so the main site will probably be down for around 48 hours. Apologies!

The EE Team

Monday, 22 October 2012

Bigfoot Chicks With African Archive Report

This old article from 1867 is an incredible account of a lion hunter's run in with a 7 foot tall African Wild Man. When the hunter discovers that someone was taking his catch, he sets out in pursuit of the culprit. What happens next is truly shocking. You will be sucked into this story and amazed at the drama that unfolds when one man loses his life and the lion hunter has a show down with an alleged Bigfoot.

See article below.

Frederick, Maryland, Saturday, July 30, 1892
Africa's Giant Wild Man
The Fierce Savage Who Was Slain By A Lion Hunter

Late in 1867 a fatal epidemic broke out among the captive lions in all parts of the world. It was very like the epizooty which struck the horses five years later, but nearly all the lions died, and so the price rose 200 or 300 percent. This excited great activity among the famous lion hunters of Quillimane, East Africa, who usually capture the animals by the covered pit method.

The agent of a great Hamburg animal house penetrated to the main lion range near Lake Nyassa, employed forty-two negroes and had captured one lion and a few inferior beasts when he discovered that some mysterious creature was interfering with his pits. One morning his men found a magnificent male lion dead in a pit. Apparently he had been killed by a sharp pointed stake, and there were huge tracks about, somewhat like those of a gorilla.

"I was satisfied," says the agent in his report,"that no one but a man could make use of such a pole. Indeed the fact of the pole's being hardened by fire was proof sufficient that a man was engaged in the work. He must be a native of course, and he must also be a wild man. After holding a council with three or four of my best men we started out in parties of ten to hunt down the wild man. Each of my men had a cheap English musket and knew how to use it , and the order was to fire at the man at sight. To brace up the courage of the natives I offered a reward of ten dollars to whoever should fire the lucky shot. The four parties took different directions. The one I headed went to the north, where there was a long stretch of almost impenetrable thicket, with various paths traversing it in different directions.

"We had turned back and the last man had just fallen in line when I heard a shot and a cry of alarm. The three natives next behind me dodged under my arm and made off down the path, while the others were so upset that it took me three or four minutes to ascertain what had happened. The wild man had been concealed behind a big tree near the path. He leaped out and struck the last man a blow with his club which killed him. The wild man bounded into the brush and disappeared but my men were panic stricken.

"When I announced my intention next morning to hunt him the whole gang of blacks broke into lamentations. One young man, however, said: "I see, master, that if we do not kill this thing he will kill all of our lions and many of us. If we move away he will probably follow. It is our business to kill him at once. I am only a young man, but I will go with you and do my best."


"We agreed that in case we met the wild man face to face he was to fire and then drop to the earth and give me a show. About three miles from camp, and as the path ascended a ridge, my companion halted, pointed at a broad tree on the left and whispered, "Master, do yo see that his house is there among the branches?"

"I could make out a platform of sticks and branches, and now I took the advance. My weapons were a rifle and a revolver. We crept cautiously forward until right under the platform, and after a few seconds both of us made out a black foot and leg hanging down between the poles. The wild man was at home, but the next thing was how to deal with him. I had more fear of his getting away than I had of his hurting us. I finally posted myself to the west, believing he would make for a thicket in that direction as soon as disturbed, and at a signal the young man fired at the nest. The report of his gun was followed by a most unearthly yell and it was yet ringing in my ears when I saw a dark object dropping off the platform to the earth. It was the wild man. The young man stood where he had fired, and before he could realize what was happening the monster was upon him. He was picked up and flung almost at my feet and as he landed he called to me: "I am not much hurt, master? Be sure that you kill him for he is a terribly strong fellow!"

"The man didn't seek safety in flight. On the contrary, he picked up a limb, broke off a part of it for a club and slowly advanced upon us, his eyes flashing, his teeth gritting and his face expressing fury. I had my rifle to my face and I let him come within ten feet before I fired. He was shot between the eyes and he fell back so dead that he never moved a finger. When we came to examine him we go frightened. His height was seven feet by the tape line, and he seemed to be all muscle.

"I haven't the least doubt that a slap from his big right hand would have killed any of us stone dead. He had tremendous shoulders, with muscles bunched up in a wonderful way, while his fingers were long and the nails on them almost like claws. Hundreds of natives came to look at the body, but none could remember of having seen the man before. Freed from his interference with our enterprise we had no more trouble, and during the next sixty days we caught and dispatched to the coast eleven handsome lions as ever. "

Dale Drinnon I had heard something like this long ago, but not the same report: in the other report the Wild Man was throwing rocks. his would be the biggest form of "Mr X" and the only one that is really worthwhile: and it sounds like a survival of Rhodesian Man or Kabwe man, which could regularly be up to 6'6" tall and was a close relative of the Heidelberg man in Eurasia

Rhodesian man 2
Rhodesian Man, clip art

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Extreme Expeditions Update

2 hours ago
"Extreme Expeditions caught these two images on its trail cam. I've set the images side by side for comparison, because the image on the right, which I grabbed from the vid, isn't getting any notice at all. So, note the image on the right, which has what appears to be a snout with steam exhaling from it. (In the video the steam is very apparent.) I don't completely know what this is, but if it's a ...
BF, then it has a snout, as some are reported to have. This side view (right pic) also shows a conic head. The right arm looks interesting to me in the right pic, too. I wonder why I cannot see a space between the arm and torso. This is very strange, but fun to think about. Thanks Extreme Expeditions for sharing this!"

The lack of definition between arms and torso, and torso and head are two things that make it look like a human being bundled in a sleeping bag: furthermore, the "Snout" could show somebody's head popping in and out of the sleeping bag also. JC Johnson notes that the continous stream of "Steam" coming from the mouth looks more like somebody is smoking a cigarette.

 Since we have no definite markers for Bigfoot except large bulky torso and wide shoulders, and we have three indicators which could very well indicate a human bundled up in a sleeping bag but sitting upright to have a smoke on a cold night, I'm going to have to say this is more likely a sleeping bag-unless we do get better resolution of the head showing an actual snout or the arms swinging free from the sides of the torso. 

Friday, 19 October 2012

Extreme Expeditions Bigfoot Footage 9-2012

Unknown “Creature” Captured On Trail Camera

An international team has returned from investigating the creature known as Sasquatch with a clear image that two world experts have been unable to identify.
The image and accompanying 1 sec film clip was taken by a trail camera in the team’s camp at approx. 02:30 on Tuesday 4th September 2012 in the North Cascades National Park, Washington State, an area renowned for Sasquatch activity.

The team spent two weeks in the area and although they experienced a plethora of “associated” Sasquatch activity, rock-throwing, screams, unexplained noises, they objectively could not say what these incidents were caused by.

The image, however, shows an unidentifiable object situated between an extinguished campfire and two team members who were sleeping outside unaware.

The image and film clip were sent to Jeff Meldrum, Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology at Idaho State University and to Ian Redmond O.B.E., a field biologist for investigation. Despite thorough analysis they have been unable to come to any conclusion on the evidence presented – but neither have they disregarded it as fake or immediately explainable.

Notes for Editors:

Extreme Expeditions Ltd (EE Ltd) who organised and participated in this expedition comprises field researchers Adam Davies and Andrew Sanderson, who have conducted worldwide research into unknown creatures for the last 14 years, most notably the Orang Pendek in Sumatra.
[There is a fairly good possibility that the creature shown by the trailcam might actually BE a closer relative to the Orang Pendek rather than to the traditional Bigfoot-DD]

The team joined with Lori Simmons, whose father, the late Donnald Wallace researched Sasquatch in this area over a period of 28 years, an area she regularly continues to investigate.

The remainder of the field team comprised: Dave Archer, who has been on a number of field expeditions and saw the Orang Pendek in 2009 - one of only a handful of Westerners to have seen this creature in the last 50 years. Tim de Frel, on his second expedition with EE Ltd. Jackie Tonks and Simon Mellor are personal friends on their first expedition with EE Ltd.

• IMAG0013 (12.25.2009 09:29:21)

I feel it is very important to advise that although the time/date stamp is incorrect on all images (showing 25/12/2009 and incorrect times) we regularly reset the settings on trailcams for both the date and the number of images/film length to shoot – but more often than not, it reset itself to its default settings and dates – we have no idea why.

However from our own knowledge of the night in question and regular events we can make a good assumption to times as explained on each image.

The purpose of this image is to show the fire and the nightime layout of the camp. Also more importantly how warm objects show up on the cameras – in this case the fire. Bottles and objects can be seen on the table which is large table and of the wooden picnic variety. You can clearly see a pair of boots to the immediate left of the table – toes pointing towards the camera and also sleeping material crumpled up.

IMAG0013 - © SES2012 All rights reserved Copyright © Sasquatch Expedition September 2012 (SES2012).
• IMAG0015 (12.25.2009 11:30:51 T+2hours)

I feel it is very important to advise that although the time/date stamp is incorrect on all images (showing 25/12/2009 and incorrect times) we regularly reset the settings on trailcams for both the date and the number of images/film length to shoot – but more often than not, it reset itself to its default settings and dates – we have no idea why.

However from our own knowledge of the night in question and regular events we can make a good assumption to times as explained on each image.

Here the same layout as above but the fire is extinguished. We can still clearly see sleeping matter and a pair of boots as per above. We know that the team retired to bed at roughly midnight as the fire was dying down and that two team members rose to use the restroom at 04:30. So from the times stamped on the camera we know that this is roughly 02:30 on the 04th September 2012.

Most importantly here we have the unknown “object” in frame. The light -coloured image to the left of the picnic table.

IMAG0015 - © SES2012 All rights reserved Copyright © Sasquatch Expedition September 2012 (SES2012).
• Reproduction 5
Using Dave Archer, the stockiest built of the team, to replicate the posture and position of the “object”. By doing this we could ascertain its position in relation to the fire area and the table and also get an indication of the size of the “object”. Dave Archer is 5’ 9”/1m 75cm high and weighs 12st 12lb/82kg. The reproduction image is shot from ground level whereas the camera trap was at a height of approximately 6 feet about ground. The newspapers used to insulate the ground for sleeping on are still clearly visible to the right of Dave. He is squatted down on his haunches looking at the area between the fire and the picnic table.

Here are the measurements of the contents of the images which may help with scale.

table length 244cm
table width 88cm
table height 73cm
table edge to BBQ 183cm
seat edge to BBQ 169cm
BBQ height 64cm
edge seat to fire pit 274cm
fire pit width 131cm
fire pit height 38cm
BBQ height 64cm

Many thanks

The Extreme Expeditions Team
Matt Bille Interesting. The re-creation by the team member helps a lot. It seems absurd that the most elusive large animal in the world would be videoed taking a stroll through a public campground with fire sites and picnic tables, but certainly bears as well as primates have been known to make the same kind of visits, and it's not a stretch that an unknown primate, even a wary one, would occasionally poke around near sleeping humans to see what might be edible. I've never been a fan of the idea sasquatch is normally nocturnal - we have no known nocturnal apes and only a few nocturnal monkeys. Again, though, humans are certainly not a nocturnal species and yet we do poke around in the dark at times. It would be interesting to do the re-creation again at the right time of night to see how bright a human being in clothing shoes up in the infrared, but you folks might have thought of this already and done it (?)

[Matt is in error. ALL of the great apes have shifted to more nighttime activity when under pressure by human encroachment into their territory]
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Damian Bravo
OK here is my analysis of the the trailcam phto from the Extreme Expedition posted by Shawn.

Dale Drinnon This is very interesting. My first impression was that the head and shoulders were entirely different from the typical Bigfoot [or from Patty in the Patterson/Gimlin film] and that this was an apelike creature standing at full height and NOT kneeling down. The originating site does mention that it closely resembles a gorilla...but it could be kneeling as you state and the back of the head built up by a large hood in a costume. I might well like to reprint this in my blog but I am undecided as to what my final decision on it might be.
Dale Drinnon Incidentally I was sent notice of this photo while I was being interviewed over the phone by a representativre of one of those "Unsolved Mystery" type TV shows and we discussed the photo at that time, about noon earlier today (about 11 hours ago)
Damian Bravo Forgive my type-os put this together quickly and the program I use does nto spell check.

There is also a video which I shall post here once we have a copy posted to YouTube, and here are some comments on the video from the Extreme Expeditons copy on their FB page:

Extreme Expeditions The quality doesn't show up too well on the FB uploader so once it is on YouTube first thing tomorrow we will advise of the URL :)smile
Jason Mattick What do you guys make of the protrusion on the upper right of the creature in the latter frames? Kind of looks like a snout? [Something like a snout appears very briefly in the video footage, but it does not appear to match a bear's snout]
Extreme Expeditions To me ,the closest thing it looks like,is a Gorilla,and I have seen them wild in the Congo.Adam.
Jason Mattick Overall shape looks very gorillaish. Your cams are motion activated? And you have now posted all of the pictures with the creature in them?
David Bradford Hall I think the creature is human.....and it's in a sleeping bag....half asleep....!

Published on Oct 20, 2012 by
Recently the group on Facebook Extreme Expeditions posted a trailcam phtos which some believe is the possible back of a Bigoot. Is what we are seeing a possible photo of the elusive creature know as bigfoot. Team Tazer Bigfoot's Damian Bravo put this together and its shows some very interesting factors on the strange figure in the photos.

Category: Science & Technology

License: Standard YouTube License

"Quadruped Bigfoots" by Charles Middleton and below, another attempt to get the quadruped pose right

There is a growing subsection of "Bigfoot" reports which are different from the norm in that the creatures described are very much more apelike and they are known to leave tracks with divergent or opposed big toes and to commonly travel on all-fours, the striking portrait at the left comes from Alabama and it turned up on my photosearch intended to go with the "Hog Hunter" story previously printed on this blog. It might instead actually depict the original for the Skunk Ape,the much more apelike creature reported sporadically in the SE area of the USA. Whether or not this latest trailcam creature represented at the top part of this blog is the same as the Skunk Ape remains to be determined