Uncle Bruce’s Bigfoot Sighting…

My uncle Bruce, a salt of the earth, backwoods country type who enjoys hunting and putting lead shot in just about anything that moves has a big foot story that has always troubled him.

The animal itself didn’t trouble him as much as his docile/demure reaction to the animal did.

What troubles Bruce is that he cannot explain why he was in his words “such a efing vagina about it”, he didn’t do what he knows he should have done, and even now to this day you will see him get lost in thought and troubled by his passivity which was so against his normal behavior, and that would have been to put a cap in bigfoot’s ass.

I think it is rather telling, that through all of the sightings of Bigfoot, no one has managed to put a cap in his ass.

Long story short, Bruce was standing at the water’s edge of a small lake outside of Hannibal Missouri in 1980. His buddy was fifty foot into the water on a small row boat.

While Bruce was casting his line into the water comforted by the presence of his 357 magnum revolver, a large upright hairy man came crashing through the small trees and brush, the hairy man came to the waters edge no more than twenty feet away from Bruce and began drinking from the lake. The creature must have sensed Bruce’s presense, he looked at Bruce and let out a blood curdling howl like scream while staring into the depths of my uncle’s soul. Bruce stood there frozen, and as the animal bounded off back into the woods Bruce’s fishing companion yelled from the boat, “Damn Bruce, I thought I was going to have to go back home and tell you’re new wife that you had been eaten by a monster”.

The reaction to all of this is what is pertinent to the story.

Bruce then continued to fish for the next three hours as if nothing had ever happened. And he and his buddy NEVER talked about it again.

Bruce to this day cannot figure out why he didn’t, firstly pull out his gun in case the creature attacked, and secondly he can’t figure out why he didn’t follow the creature’s trail afterwards, and thirdly why he just stood there like nothing ever happened.

The whole thing troubles Bruce to no end. And to a man who takes any type of confrontation very seriously and reacts with the utmost male bravado and violence, this was so out of character as far as his reaction to the event that day that it has troubled him ever since.

When doing some research, I stumbled on this gem on a discussion board by someone identifying himself as Norman, from 2015.

But some of the encounter is very interesting. When he’s talking about his uncle feeling frozen and confused, curious why he wouldn’t/couldn’t reach for his gun or move to do any type of defense like they whammied him.

Lots of witnesses describe this same reaction. Is it fear or is it a type of mind control?

What do you think? Frozen with fear or mind control?

Tracking A Mystery….

New York Times, September 1976…

ON a clear spring morning last year in the woods a dozen miles north of Newton in Sussex County, two men were examining a swamp made by a beaver dam when growls shattered the quiet. Across the swamp water, 150 feet away, two dogs were fighting with something that was partly submerged.

“It seemed like the dogs were trying to push the thing under,” Irving Raser, one Of the men, recounted some months later. “I couldn’t tell whether it was an animal, but it wasn’t a deer because it had dark hair. It was big, but it wasn’t a bear, either. I could see that.”

The men shouted and the dogs backed off, giving the creature time to work its way to dry land, where it stood up on two legs. It was then that Mr. Raser, a Layton resident, and his companion, Charles Ames of Flatbrookville, got a good look at the animal, and they were astonished by what they saw.

“It was about six feet tall.” Mr. Raser said. “It weighed 250 to 300 pounds, and it was covered with long, brown heir. It had a flat face with deep‐set eyes, and the palms of its hands were hairless; if I didn’t know better, I’d have said it was a man dressed up in e monkey suit.”

The animal screamed at the dogs, making a fierce sound that Mr. Raser had never heard before, even though he has hunted nearly every game animal in the eastern woods. It whacked its hand loudly against small maple tree to keep. the dogs at bay, and it continued to roar, all the time keeping an eye on the two men.

After a half‐hour or more, the men jumped into their pickup truck and hurried to the nearby Hainesville barracks of the state police. They returned shortly, accompanied by two state troopers armed with shotguns. Neither the dogs nor the animal were in sight. The spot where the animal had stood was inaccessible because of surrounding deep water; close by, the troopers found the carcass of a deer.

Later, Mr. Raser said that the deer was definitely not what they had seen. It was obvious it could not have been, he said, because the deer was not freshkilled. Mr. Raser knows something about wild animals; he is a state deputy game warden and has been a Division of Fish and Game worker for 21 years.

Since, at that time, there had been several similar reports of large, hairy animals in the Sussex County woods, the local newspaper picked up the State Troopers’ account and published a brief item, with the conclusions of the troopers foremost. Despite Mr. Raser’s background, and the fact that Mr. Ames told a corroborating story, the report quickly began to melt into oblivion.

But before the account was completely forgotten, it caught the attention of Robert E. Jones, a Byram Township resident, whose hobby is the investigation of unexplained phenomena.

The report reached Mr. Jones, who lives a few miles south of Newton, at the same time that he was beginning to gather information on a series of similar encounters with an unknown animal in the northwest New Jersey woodland: He interviewed Mr. Raser and included the deputy game warden’s testimony in a rapidly growing collection of stories that bore striking similarities.

During the Raser interview, Mr. Jones played a tape recording of the alleged cry of a California Bigfoot, the legendary animal from western North America that is said be either a giant ape or a subhominid left over from the Stone Age. Mr. Raser said the sound was exactly like the scream he had heard that morning in the swamp. He had never heard of the Bigfoot before.

In the last year or so, Mr. Jones has filed away more than 50 reports of experiences with large, apelike creatures in the woods and swamps and on the roads and fields of Sussex and Warren. Counties. It is his opinion — although he leaves room for enough pessimism to stimulate objectivity—that what is being seen is a Bigfoot, commonly called a Sasquatch by the northwestern Indians, and sometimes known as the yeti or abominable snowman in other places.

Reports of encounters with this creature are common in California and in the Pacific Northwest, as well as in many wild and sparsely populated areas of the world. In the last few years, sightings have been reported in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois, but none have been as close to metropolitan New York as the several score sightings reported to have taken place in this part of New Jersey.

Mr. Jones, formerly a biology and mathematics teacher and an engineer on the lunar module, is a computer analyst for a large computer concern. at eastern states and Canada who are in pursuit of unexplained phenomena He is a founder of Vestigia, a newly formed group of 50 persons from severin general and of Bigfoot in particular.

Sitting on a pillow on the floor of a small room that he has outfitted with a desk, some file cabinets and a collection of guns he no longer uses (he gave up hunting some years ago), Mr. Jones told a visitor to his comfortable home of his efforts in the last year to set up an organized investigation into the alleged Bigfoot sightings in New Jersey.

“One thing in particular we try hard to do is to keep our witnesses anonymous whenever possible,” said the slender, bearded amateur scientist, who is a member of Mensa, the society of intellectuals. “I’ve seen too many people become the laughing stock of their communities after they report a Bigfoot sighting to the police or to the newspapers.”

There are other reasons for maintaining a low profile on a Bigfoot hunt, Mr. Jones said. One is that Bigfoot reports invariably attract adventureseekers and young children, many of whom tramp all over the sighting area, sometimes through private property, occasionally infuriating local residents and the police. That kind of thing makes serious investigation all the harder, Mr. Jones noted.

Instead, he relies on the eyes and ears of scores of persons—officials and ordinary citizens as well—to send him bits of information on possible sightings or tracks. Most of his sources prefer to remain anonymous.

“They are sober, reliable people for the most part,” Mr. Jones asserted. “The last thing they want is publicity, but they know what they saw and they are usually eager to talk about it to someone who won’t laugh at them.”

Typical of the complications that can arise from much‐publicized sightings was the disappearance last year of three young boys who became lost in the winter forest while on a search for Bigfoot. They were found unhurt, but that is the kind of problem Mr. Jones is trying to avoid.

Mr. Jones began his investigation of the New Jersey Bigfoot early in 1975, when a report reached him that three people had, sighted a strange animal fitting the beast’s description; at the time, he was about to undertake study of the Jersey Devil, the fabled celebrity who has haunted the Pine Barrens for centuries. Mr. Jones already had been to western Pennsylvania to investigate reports of Bigfoot there.

To meet the witnesses of the first alleged sighting lest year, he went to a neighborhood restaurant, where one of the witnesses told him that a minister who lived nearby had additional information.

The clergyman game to the restaurant and told Mr. Jones the story of two young boys who had come running home one day and told their parents that they had seen a “cave man” watching them from the rocks above where they were playing.

The parents shrugged off the story until several weeks later, when reports about a cave man/ape man began to appear in the newspapers. Then they told the minister about it. Mr. Jones later interviewed the boys separately, and their stories matched. He was convinced that something was happening that ought to be investigated.

So began the snowball‐like growth of the reports that Mr. Jones has collected in the last year. More than 35 of the 50 or more alleged encounters have taken place within the last 18 months or so; the earliest account dates to 1917.

Included in Mr. Jones’s list of witnesses are police officers, forest rangers and private citizens. Be said they were the kind of people who had more to lose than to gain by being associated with these kinds of reports.

Last year, a state forest ranger was walking up a lonely Sussex County path in total darkness when he heard a rustling in the bushes that made him turn. He stared directly into two red eyes level with his own—they were just a few feet away—and he quickly ran back down the path.

The next day, the ranger returned to the spot and was shocked to conclude that the animal must have been standing much lower than the level of the trail; since its eyes had been even with his own, it had to be between seven and eight feet tall, not an uncommon height for the Bigfoot as described by those who say they have seen it.

The majority of New Jersey sightings have been made by people who say they have seen the animal crossing road or a field. Residents of neighborhoods near large swamps say they often hear screaming at night that sounds much like the cry on Mr. Jones’s tape. It is a haunting, wailing cry that sounds something like a yodel, but plaintive.

To finance his work, Mr. Jones lectures on mysterious phenomen to college and high school students, social groups and community organizations. Invariably, the subject turns to the New Jersey Bigfoot stories.

As for Vestigia, the group that Mr. Jones helped to establish, its investigation of the New Jersey Bigfoot goes on the year round. Whenever two or more members of the organization have the time, they spend a day, a night or a weekend in the Sussex County Hills, searching for Bigfoot clues. During the night, one member of the team is awake at all times with a taperecorder running constantly.

When asked why, after all these years of Bigfoot reports, none has ever been captured or killed, Mr. Jones replied: “The animal’s greatest ally is the fact that established science refuses to believe it exists.”

Although Bigfoot’s elusiveness has kept it in the realm of fantasy so far as science is concerned, it should be the subject of a well‐organized and financed scientific investigation, Mr. Jones contends.

“Big scientific organizations and foundations won’t investigate the Bigfoot until they have more concrete facts,” he said. “Of course, it’s very difficult for a small group like Vestigia, as underfinanced as we are, to come up with those kinds of facts; the large foundations will have a hard time getting the evidence they need to justify their participation until they themselves start to investigate in the first place.”

Mr. Jones carries on the hunt partly because he loves the search itself. But there’s another reason.

“What if Bigfoot actually is a primate that is manlike to some degree?” he asked. “If it is, then it becomes the most important animal discovery in the history of man.” ■

Mystery as adventurer claims to have found the skull of legendary Bigfoot – Mirror Online

Nathaniel Peterson, known better to his followers as Coyote, uploaded a video about the alleged find to his YouTube channel Brave Wilderness, explaining that he found the “large primate skull” in British Columbia

— Read on www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/mystery-adventurer-claims-found-skull-27463920

These photos that Coyote Peterson leaked went viral faster then Madonna and her insane instagram posts. (Madonna please stop we love you just the way you are).

For days on end this is all I saw everywhere, including my own feed. I did post it on twitter myself. My first thought? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it was true?

But I wonder now, knowing it’s not true, (and pretty sure I knew wasn’t then too) What is driving this recent need to bag a bigfoot right now. What drives someone to hoax something? Is it for fame, money? Those like clicks, subscribers, that push your monetization amounts up? Are those things really worth our integrity? Without said bigfoot integrity is all we have.

Let’s use his embarrassment as a learning curve. There is no short cuts to fame here. If you hoax a sighting (or skull) you always get caught. Always. It’s not worth it. And always remember about the boy who cried bigfoot. He faked it first, and then when bigfoot really showed up no one believed him.

I hope you do get your dream of seeing one. I hope I do too. I get that question all the time you know, “Have you ever even seen a bigfoot? “I have not yet face to face, but I’m okay with that. I enjoy the search, the time in the woods, talking to you. I like the community part of it.

I love seeing the changes happen of where we search and how we search, it’s all fascinating to me. I love the research and the history

I may never see one, the percentage of that happening is low, but that’s okay. Everyone it’s okay. Every thought you share, possible evidence you document is important too.. Just enjoy the moment you’re in.

Love you guys, happy Friday

Tribune investigates: Did a shark attack occur in Lake Michigan?

Did a shark attack occur in Lake Michigan? Check out what Chicago Tribune reporters uncovered.
— Read on www.chicagotribune.com/history/ct-shark-attack-lake-michigan-20220713-fms3wv7dorbldmbf6nabkptvdy-story.html

Interview with Carleton Coon…

Every now and again I’m lucky to find some gems while researching, and today, after an early morning adventure, followed by a good long swim to beat the heat, I began my research and found this recorded interview of Carleton Coon by David Masters at his home in Gloucester Massachusetts. This interview took place in 1978 just four short years before his passing.

What I would have given to be at his home doing this interview myself, seeing all his many collections of books, bones, etc. You could tell from the interview he was also showing David Masters some of his collections.

For those who don’t know who Carleton Coon was, he was an American Anthropologist, He received his degree from Harvard University and was president of the American Association of Physical Medicine, he used Typology to determine the basis of racial and ethnic differences. He is most known for his race theories and book , The Races of Europe. (As well as others) A reviewer of this book particular book wrote,;

“One of the most important anthropological overviews of European racial types ever published. Contains the full set of original photographic plates. Once a college standard, this book has been suppressed for 50 years.”

Carleton had another belief as well, he believed Sasquatch was real. He’s quoted as saying…

“To my mind, a reasonable person who has studied the evidence carefully, like John Green, Rene Dahinden, and Grover Kranz, may be expected to have confidence that the animal exists, but they may not hold him dear or like him very much, because his existence surprises or frightens them. Even before I read John Green’s book, “Sasquatch. The Apes Among us”, I accepted the Sasquatch’s existence.”

This is just a small part of the interview but if you have any free time on your hands you should listen to it in its entirety.

Carleton Steven Coon died in June 1981, the following is an obituary from the NYT and more about his books from https://archive.org/details/racesofeurope031695mbp

“At the time of his passing, June 1981, Carleton Stevens Coon, age 76, was lauded in a New York Times obituary “as one of the last great general anthropologists….” This tribute was remarkable as it came well after the star of this 20th century Renaissance man had lost much of its luster, as had a comprehensive anthropology rooted in careful analysis of skeletal structure supplemented with a thorough knowledge of archaeology, linguistics, and history–for at no point did he neglect culture. Carleton (or “Carl”) Coon had lived a full life of scholarship in the groves of academe, but ventured far beyond, having completed extensive field work in North Africa, Ethiopia, and the Balkans. During the Second World War, he actively supported American and Allied forces in North Africa, running guns as an agent of the Office of Strategic Services to members of the French resistance in Morocco in connection with Anglo-American campaign of 1942-1943 against Axis forces. He returned to the field postwar, exploring sites in the Middle East. Shortly thereafter, he appeared frequently on the early television science series “What in the World?” and became president of the American Anthropological Association in 1962.”

Here is the excerpt from the interview about his thoughts on Sasquatch and details from an investigation he did of a Sasquatch encounter in New Hampshire, the really interesting part was him discussing how the creature mesmerized or maybe hypnotized the witness, causing the man to go “all wonky”.






Video art by Steve Baxter

Oklahoma Man Blames ‘Bigfoot Summoning’ for Alleged Murder of Fishing Buddy | Coast to Coast AM

In a bizarre story out of Oklahoma, a man arrested for allegedly killing his friend during a fishing trip told police that the deadly incident came about in response to his companion summoning Bigfoot to attack him!
— Read on www.coasttocoastam.com/article/oklahoma-man-blames-bigfoot-summoning-for-alleged-murder-of-fishing-buddy/

Werewolf Cave Art…

The Japan Times

January 17, 2002

By David McKie

Researchers find werewolf fears 10,000 years ago

They were created to trigger our most primitive fears — by depicting half-human, half-animal monsters that hunted the living.

But these horrific creatures differed in one crucial way from the warped humanoid beasts that fill the high school corridors of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” or the werewolves and blood-sucking monsters that populate horror books. These creatures were painted by Stone Age peoples more than 10,000 years ago and represent some of the world’s oldest art.

The surprising discovery that werewolves are as old as humanity is the handiwork of researchers who have carried out a major analysis of the world’s ancient rock art sites in Europe, Africa and Australia.

“We looked at art that goes back to the dawn of humanity and found it had one common feature: animal-human hybrids,” said Dr. Christopher Chippindale, of the museum of archaeology and anthropology at Cambridge University in England.

“Werewolves and vampires are as old as art, in other words,” he said. “These composite beings, from a world between humans and animals, are a common theme from the beginning of painting.”

Art by Eric De Leon

Why do we have such a fascination for werewolves and other monsters? Is it because it helps us express our deepest fears? All those years ago you can understand why they were thought to be real and feared, it helped them explain so many things they didn’t understand. But now all these years later we still need and want them around, some hope they really do exist.

What about you? Would you like to see some wild beasties running around come the next full moon?

Have a great rest of your evening!

Looking for bigfoot in Rhode Island…

Today Howard and I went out squatching together. I received an email from a woman who had seen all my recent postings from my hikes in Wrentham and Cumberland, as I followed the Warner trail, and she thought I’d be interested in her strange encounter.

For those that hadn’t seen those postings, here’s some info about The Warner Trail. The trail is a 30 mile long New England hiking trail that extends from Diamond Hill in northeast Rhode Island through to Norfolk County, Massachusetts. At one time you could could follow it all the way to the Blue Hills. But of course the land was broken up so developments could be built. While I was exploring I focused most of my time on the wrentham and Plainville area of the trail, but I did do one day in Cumberland Rhode Island.

Over the years I’ve been in many sections of this trail, On one hike In the Moose Hill section in Norfolk Massachusetts I was able to catch a few knocks on my video footage. I also felt a bit like I was being watched. I have also found large structures, etc. if bigfoot was wandering this area I wouldn’t be surprised, it certainly offers everything he would need to sustain him.

So Howard and I hit the trail where, Elaine, had her strange experience. She said she lives off of Fisher Street near Diamond Hill Park in R. I where part of the Warner Trail runs. The trail says private property but apparently you are allowed on it. This part of the trail leads to the Cumberland Reservoir. She said while walking from her house down the trail she heard a sound out there she had never heard before. A sound between a growl and a long babble.

She only heard it that one instance and she didn’t see anything around her. She said she was familiar with Rhode Island wildlife and didn’t think it was one of the usual critters found out there.

Now let me say this part of the trail is a nightmare. Slanted, rocky, narrow and very dense forests, even if something was out there you couldn’t see it, and of course the rocks tore my ankle up again.

We didn’t hear or see anything except for some old grills poking out. I did some research and apparently the YMCA had a campground out there some years ago.

It was a rough walk for most of it, and I didn’t see anything that stood out as any evidence but I did get to walk another section of the trail so I feel like I accomplished something today!

I don’t know if she heard a bigfoot, fox or some crazy person out there, but it would make for an easy migration trail for one to travel on. You have to wonder if he uses these types of trails to get around, I mean why not it’s a nice green corridor to travel on, running right along a river, if I was bigfoot I’d be all over it…

If you have had an odd encounter or bigfoot/paranormal sighting on any part of the Warner trail I’d love to hear from you!

Hope you had a great day today…

Moose Hill, Warner Trail tree knocks

Scientists dismiss Coyote Peterson’s ‘large primate skull’ discovery as fake | Live Science

A “large primate skull” was allegedly found in British Columbia by American YouTuber Coyote Peterson, according to social media posts he shared on Thursday (July 7). However, experts told Live Science
— Read on www.livescience.com/coyote-peterson-primate-skull-fiasco