Manbeasts Reviewed

Cryptomundo - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 1:26pm
This book by Adam Davies proves to be a seminal work, dealing with his investigations into Manbeasts across the world. The chronicle of Davies' expeditions also includes his searches for the Yeren in China, the Almas, the Abominable Snowman, the Mandi Burung and the Orang Pendek, including a sighting of the latter.
Categories: Fortean

CryptoCast Archive: 2014 Original Texas Bigfoot Conference

Cryptomundo - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 11:33pm
Join Craig, Monica, Howard, Lyle Blackburn, Ken Gerhard and Nick Redfern as we discuss the upcoming Original Texas Bigfoot Conference on the air.
Categories: Fortean

Monsters Underground: Grand Canyon Caverns Rake

Cryptomundo - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 9:19pm
Bill Brock and his team travel to Peach Springs, Arizona to a show cave called The Grand Canyon Caverns, to investigate a newly discovered section of the cave, unexplored by man but possibly hiding a murderous creature known as the Rake.
Categories: Fortean

Monsters Underground: Apache Death Cave Aswang

Cryptomundo - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 7:12pm
Bill Brock and his team of hunters travel to Two Guns, Arizona, to the Apache Death Cave - the site of an infamous Native American massacre - in search of the Aswang, a legendary shape-shifting, vampiric creature, part dog and part human.
Categories: Fortean

Alaska Monsters: The Sasquatch of the South

Cryptomundo - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 5:20pm
The team heads to southern Alaska to investigate sightings of a highly temperamental Bigfoot. Todd and Rhett build a huge, electrified Teepee Trap, and an eyewitness gives the team a map they believe leads to this creature’s nest.
Categories: Fortean

Cryptozoologists to Speak at Jefferson Bigfoot Conference

Cryptomundo - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 2:58pm
...Woolheater will head up the annual Bigfoot conference, which aims to show participants that “there are still some mysteries left. Science hasn't discovered everything,” Woolheater said.
Categories: Fortean

Finding Bigfoot: Beast of the Bayou Full Episode

Cryptomundo - Fri, 17/10/2014 - 1:06pm
The team is back to Louisiana to investigate a trail camera photo. Confident Sasquatch use the bayous to stay hidden, the team heads to a national forest, and with the help of a local drum line, they hope to lure a beast of the bayou.
Categories: Fortean

Britain’s Bigfoot: The Names

Cryptomundo - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 8:13pm
"Very little commentary is ever given to the controversial matter of hairy, giant, ape-like creatures in the UK, but the fact of the matter is that there are far more than a few reports. In fact, there are hundreds of such reports, and they span centuries."
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Cryptologic Radio Archive: Texas Bigfoot Research Center

Cryptomundo - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 5:47pm
Join CryptoLogic Radio for another night of cryptid discussion with our guests Craig Woolheater and Monica Rawlins of TBRC and the hosts of CryptoCast Radio. We will be discussing the upcoming event "The Original Bigfoot Conference" as well as Craig's blog CryptoMundo, and the live show that they host together, CryptoCast. We will also touch upon their past investigations and research.
Categories: Fortean

Adam Davies on Manbeasts

Cryptomundo - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:15pm
Adam Davies talks about his new book on Bigfoot (out later this week on CFZ Press).
Categories: Fortean

ThinkerThunker – Patterson/Gimlin Bigfoot Massacre Theory – Update

Cryptomundo - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 12:28pm
There's a theory going around that a massacre was taking place there at Bluff Creek, back in1967. Here I'll be taking a look at one piece of evidence.
Categories: Fortean

Bigfoot Author Thom Powell to Speak at Portland’s HopsSquatch

Cryptomundo - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 11:15pm
Thom Powell's book "The Locals" sold-out of it's first print and is considered a staple in anybody's BF library. He returns to the anthology format in his 3rd book and he will give us a sneak preview at Portland's HopsSquatch Bigfoot and Beer speaker series.
Categories: Fortean

Panic city, baby

Michael Prescott - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 7:40pm

As sort of a follow-up to "The widening gyre," here's a longish Facebook post that I thought might be worth reposting here.

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A break from my usual gloom 'n' doom:

Everyone is worried about Ebola in America. I'm a little worried too. But I'm not that worried. Because America is different from West Africa.

It's true that in West Africa the rate of infection doubles every three weeks. But that doesn't mean we're going to see that kind of exponential increase in the United States. West Africa is still a very primitive place. Not long ago a bunch of villagers burned down an Ebola clinic and brought all the patients home, insisting they were not really sick. They believed Ebola was a government hoax. In other cases, villagers have terrorized arriving health workers and forced them to flee. Their reasoning, apparently, is that the health workers show up wherever Ebola is found; therefore, if you get rid of the health workers, you won't get Ebola.

We in the USA may not be quite as scientifically sophisticated as we like to believe, but we are miles ahead of rural Africans, some of whom persist in killing "witches." True, our initial response to the outbreak has been chaotic and incompetent, and the Dallas hospital showed no common sense in handling the Duncan case. But the upside is that now we know what not to do. We are already organizing to do a better job in the future. And we will. Public pressure will become ever more intense, forcing officials to behave responsibly and intelligently, even if this is not their first inclination.

When people cite the exponential growth of Ebola in African outbreaks (a doubling every three weeks leads to 1,000 cases within seven months), they forget that rural Africans still practice unsafe burial practices, often live in unsanitary conditions, have limited access to medical care, and are seldom effectively quarantined even after they are obviously symptomatic. This is a part of the world where doctors routinely reused unsterilized needles not long ago - and maybe some of them still do.

Ebola is a challenge, but it's unlikely to become a true epidemic in the developed world. Fear-mongering headlines are actually useful if they prompt the authorities to raise their game. But it's not time to panic, and I don't think it ever will be.

I now return to my normal curmudgeonly dyspepsia.

 

 

Categories: Fortean

Cryptologic Radio: Texas Bigfoot Research Center

Cryptomundo - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 6:48pm
Today! Wednesday October 15th – 5pm PST/8pm EST Join CryptoLogic Radio for another night of cryptid discussion with our guests Craig Woolheater and Monica Rawlins of TBRC and the hosts of CryptoCast Radio. We will be discussing the upcoming event "The Original Bigfoot Conference" as well as Craig's blog CryptoMundo, and the live show that they host together, CryptoCast. We will also touch upon their past investigations and research.
Categories: Fortean

Fantastic Beasts and the People who Love Them

Cryptomundo - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 4:41pm
Have you ever wondered about Ireland's mystery animals? Have you ever actually gone in search of one? Referred to by experts as Cryptozoology, Shane Dunphy goes ‘monster hunting’ in the wilds of Connemara and encounters a little more than he bargained for...
Categories: Fortean

Exclusive Exists Clip

Cryptomundo - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 2:31pm
An exclusive clip from the film and and updated list of theaters screening the film opening on October 24th!
Categories: Fortean

Morning Visits: A Sasquatch Listening Project Documentary

Cryptomundo - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 12:21pm
Here is the new, full-length version of my video documenting interactions with Sasquatch in the ravine.
Categories: Fortean

Killing Bigfoot on Coast to Coast AM Tonight!

Cryptomundo - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 2:24am
Bigfoot Research Date: 10-14-14 1am - 5am ET 10pm - 2am PT Host: George Noory Guests: Jim Lansdale
Categories: Fortean

Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?

Cryptomundo - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 6:47pm
"Legend says that all across America, a monster lives in the darkness. It lurks on the boundaries of suburbia mere miles from our homes. Huge, foul-smelling, and murderous, it has many regional names but most people refer to the creature by a simple, straightforward name—Goatman."
Categories: Fortean

Crabzilla or Claws?

Cryptomundo - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 4:41pm
A photo depicting what appears to be a 50-foot crab hanging out near a wharf in Kent, England, started making the rounds on the Internet earlier this week. The photo was featured on a local curiosities site called Weird Whitstable, and eventually dubbed "Crabzilla."
Categories: Fortean