The Hairy Men of Vancouver…

Friday, October 25, 1935

REPORTS TELL OF CANADIAN MONSTER MEN

Settlers Fifty Miles From Vancouver Describe

Hairy Giants…

Sasquatch men, remnants of a lost race of “wild- men” who Inhabited the rooky regions of British Columbia centuries ago, are reported roaming the province again. After an absence of several months from the district of Harrlson Mills, 50 miles east of Vancouver, the long, wierd, wolf-like howls of the “wild men” are being heard again and two of the hairy monsters were reported seen In the Morris valley on the Harrison river. Residents In the district tell of seeing the two glants leaping and bounding out of the forest and striding across the duck feeding ground, wallowing now and again in the bog and mire and long, swaying swamp grass’.

Reported Agile as Goats. The strange men, it was reported, after emerging from the woods, came leaping down the Jagged rocky hillside with the agility and lightness of mountain goats. Snatches of their weird language floated on tho breeze across the lake to the pioneer settlement at the foot of the hills. The giants walked with an easy gait across the swamp flats and at the Morris Creek, in the shadow of Little Mystery Mountaln, straddled a finating log, which they propelled with their long, hairy hands and huge feet across the sluggish Glacial stream to the other side. There they abandoned the log and climbed hand over hand up the almost perpendicular cliff at a point known as Gibraltar and reappeared at the top of the ridge. They carried two large clubs and walked around a herd of cattle directly in their path.

Indian’s Story Retold…

The return of the giants to the legendary stronghold of the Sasquatch monsters recalls the narrow escape of an Indian at the same spot last March. A huge rock narrowly missed his canoe while he was fishing and looking up, he said he saw a huge and hairy monster stamping his feet and gesticulating wildly. The Indlan escaped by cutting his fishing tackle and paddling away. The same Indian declares two Sasquatch twice have stolen salmon which he tied outside his house out of reach of dogs. The latest appearance of the monsters was peaceful. They avoided the trails usually used by people of the valleyand molested neither cattle nor human beings.

People who have reported seeing the giants on their rare appearances described the men’s appearance as ferocious looking like wild men, nine feet tallu and covered from head to toes with thick black hair..

Werewolf Wednesday….

Zoanthropy is a psychiatric syndrome within which the patient has the delusional belief of turning into an animal.

A NEW YORK WEREWOLF.
Strange Delusion of a Man Who Crawls on all Fours.
NEW YORK, October . 21.-

James Rubinstein thinks he is a werewolf. He walks on all tours and howls like a wolf.
A werewolf was in legendary lore it is supposed to be a human who, having given
offense to some supernatural being, was
metamorphosed by the latter into the
shape of a wolf. The soul, however, retained all its human attributes, passions and desires.
Rubinstein came to this country several years ago from Germany, A week ago he began showing signs of the approach of his mysterious sickness. His wife noticed that he would frequently drop on all fours and crawl around as if in search of something. Yesterday Rubinstein crawled up to his wife and barked fiercely. Then he snarled and snapped at her, and when she fled from the room he howled like a lost soul. The frightened woman sent
for an ambulance and had her husband taken to the hospital.

Naugatuck Daily News, October 1897
And now In the present I stumbled on an article on how to be a werewolf. Make people believe you are…

Now switch to the present and you can find how to guides on being a werewolf, costumes and online groups to role play with you, almost normalizing the fascination.

The difference is he believed he was one, and the other just pretend to be one. But because of these cosplay groups, we may never know if someone actually does believe they are one…

Bigfoot in the News…Extraordinary Tales Part 2

A Strange, Strange Story…

Chilliewhack In his younger days

Charley belongs to a hamlet near.

He was known as one of the best hunters in the province and had many thrilling adventures in his time. Did he know anything about the hairy ape-like men who were supposed to inhabit the distant mountains?

The old warrior smiled, and answered that he had had a slight acquaintance with them. He had been in what he thought was one of their houses. “And that is not all .” said he. “I met and spoke to one of their women, and I shot, But let Charcley tell the story himself The strange people of whom there are but few now rarely seen

and seldom met said the old

hunter. “are known by the name of Sasquatch, or the hairy mountain men.

-The first time I came to know about these people continued the old man “I did not see anybody. Three young men and myself were picking same berries on a rocky mountain slope five or six miles from the old town of Yale. In our search for berries. We

suddenly stumbled upon a large opening in

the side of the mountain. This was discovery greatly surprised all of us, for we knew every foot of the mountain. and never knew, nor heard there was even the vicinity outside the mouth of the cave, there was an enormous boulder. We peered into the cavity but couldn’t see anything.

“We gathered some pitch wood, lighted it and began to explore. But before we got very far from the entrance of the cave, we came upon a sort of stone house or enclosure: It was a crude affair. We

couldn’t make a thorough examination. for our pitchwood kept going out. We left. We were intending to return in a couple of days and go on exploring. Old Indians, to whom

we told the story of our discovery warned us not to venture near the cave again, as it was surely occupied by the Sasquatch.

That was the first time I heard about the

hairy men that inhabit the mountains.

We, however, disregarded the advice

of the old men and sneaked off to explore the cave, but to our great disappointment found the boulder rolled back into the

mouth and fitting it so nicely that you

might suppose it had been there made for that purpose. Charley

intimated that he hoped to have enough

money someday to buy sutticient

dynamite to blow open the cave of the Sasquatch and see how far it extends

through the mountain. The Indian then took

up the thread of his story and told of his

first meeting with one of these men. A number of other Indians and himself

Were bathing in A small lake near Yule. He

was dressing when suddenly out from

behind a rock, only a few feet away stepped a nude hairy man. “Oh he was so

big man!” continued the old hunter, he looked calmer then me for moment his eyes

were so kind looking that I was about to

speak to him when he turned about and

walked into the forest. At the same place two weeks later, Charley together with several of his companions saw the giant. But this time he ran towards the mountain. This was twenty years after the discovery of the cave…

Werewolf Wednesday…

𝑾𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒘𝒐𝒍𝒗𝒆𝒔…
The idea of a being, half wolf, half man, and possessing also many demoniacal attributes, is a very curious piece of old-world superstition still to be found in very many European countries , and strengthened, no doubt, by the discovery, at times, of children who have been carried off and cared for by wolves who preferred the role of foster-mother to that of devourer —an occurrence of which there are frequent proofs on record. The wild and howling night winds, the Maruts that gave name to our too familiar nightmare, may have given the first notion of demon wolves to the trembling listener as they passed shrieking by his solitary tent or hut. As the transition of thought by which the spirit-wolf and the human form became amalgamated is easily imagined. There appears to be plenty of evidence that, at different times, a form of madness has broken out by which individuals have fancied themselves to be turned into wolves. Burton, in his ” Anatomy of Melancholy,” desoribes this disease, which he calls Lycanthropia, as ” when men run howling about graves and fields in the night, and will not be dissuaded ,that they are not wolves or some such beasts.”
-Manchester Courier, October 20, 1883

Happy Werewolf Wednesday!

Ancient Japanese ‘killing stone’ said to contain evil demon has cracked open

Located in the mountainous northern region of Tochigi, near Tokyo, the rock is something of a tourist hotspot.
— Read on nypost.com/2022/03/08/ancient-japanese-killing-stone-said-to-contain-evil-demon-has-cracked-open/

2022 herr we go! Now we have demons unleashed! Joking aside, this is a story I want to follow so I can see what becomes of the rock. Should they repair it, or let it remain as and where it is?

In the News…The Thylacine

Indonesian officials have posted a reward for anyone who captures a Tasmanian Tiger, a doglike striped animal that zoologists say has been extinct for at least 60 years. While there’s no scientific proof of their existence, news reports this week quoted villagers as saying that packs of Tasmanian Tigers have been killing farm animals in moonlit attacks to feed their pups. The official Antara news agency said officials in the remote mountainous interior of Irian Jaya, the Indonesian-controlled western half of the island of New Guinea, offered $670 for the first Tasmanian Tiger captured alive.

Named after their only known habitat in Tasmania, an island state off southeastern Australia, the animals have dark stripes on their backs. They raise their young in pouches like kangaroos and other Australian marsupials. Hunted mercilessly by European sheep ranchers last century, they were declared extinct when Tasmanian Tiger back on ths prowl Villagers of Irian Jaya, the Indonesian-controlled western half of the island of New Guinea, have reported packs of Tasmanian Tigers killing farm animals. The Tasmanian Tiger, also called the Tasmanian Woff, is a large marsupial native to Tasmania. Scientists believed it’s been extinct for at least 60 years. The Tasmanian is about 5 leet long with light brown fur with dark stripes across its lower back The jaws of a Tasmanian Tiger are believed to open wider than any other mammal. They raised their young in pouches like other marsupials which include the kangaroo, koala, possum, Tasmanian Devil, and wallaby. The last known Tasmanian Tiger died in a zoo in Hobart in 1936. Dozens of unsubstantiated sightings have been made in Tasmania ever since. Now New Guinean villagers claim packs of six or seven Tasmanian Tigers have been killing pigs, cats and other domestic animals during the past month. The Indonesian Observer newspaper said one Tasmanian Tiger was killed recently by villagers and sold to highway workers who ate it for dinner.

Wisconsin State Journal, August 1997

Art by Jon MacNair

Seeing the thylacines last images from that zoo in the 30s is heartbreaking. Knowing we hunted an animal to extinction is almost unbearable. But as much as I hope they are still alive and hiding from humanity, I am very troubled about the idea of bringing them back. Their habitat is not what it once was and there is no guarantee at all they won’t be hunted mercilessly all over again.

They are beautiful creatures, and we should remember them as they were…

Bridgewater Triangle Series…Part One, Satanic Panic…

The Bridgewater Triangle has many strange tales to tell and this is just one of them…

While scrolling away looking for something to watch I stumbled on a true crime mini series titled Fall River. Fall River is a town within the high strangeness area code of the Bridgewater Triangle. Fall River, mostly known from Lizzie Borden fame but it also has other grisly crimes its known for and the Satanic Panic murder case of Carl Drew is just one of them…

In 1980 there were two horrible vicious murders that took place around the infamous Freetown Forest area; known for anything from Bigfoot to UFOs. But this area also had another secret underworld to deal with, drugs and prostitution.

Carl Drew, known by the local police as a pimp and drug dealer at the top of the food chain in the Fall River area now became a number one suspect for the brutal murders of two females that worked on the streets for him.

But was Drew actually the murderer? Fall River seems to point to the possibilities that other suspects also had their reasons for murder.

Something wicked this way comes…

Carl Drew was said to be a satanic cult leader that believed he needed to have a blood sacrifice every 30 days on the full moon, he’d follow a ritual where victims are offered up as a sacrifice to Satan, who’ll then rise from the center of the pentagram. (not sure that really worked right) These rituals also allegedly included orgies and rituals where they wood replace the wine and the host of Catholic ceremonies with bodily fluids. Yeah I know my stomach flip flopped too while I watched this.

Drugs, prostitution and satan oh my…

In October 1979 the body of 17 year old Doreen Levesque was discovered at Diman Vocational High School. Her wrists were tied, she had been stabbed in the head and sustained multiple skull fractures, the medical examiners even suggested she may have been killed by stoning.

Witnesses stated that she was their sacrifice to satan and that Drew had ordered her throat to be slashed after her skull was fractured and began chanting an incoherent chant. It was said that Carl used his Satanic worship to scare and control all the prostitutes that worked on the street for him.

The second murdered girl, Karen Marsden was murdered because she was present at the first murder and was heard to be cutting a deal with the prosecution as a witness. Her throat was also cut and was said that Drew tore her head from her body and kicked the head like a ball. They finished up making by making Xs on her body using her blood. The documentary went into more detail so I’ll leave some of that information for later for you to see.

The documentary was suggesting maybe Carl Drew wasn’t the murderer and perhaps it was a different previous suspect. They are trying to appeal to get Drew a new trial, I will definitely follow this story and see what shakes out in the end after all this time. I recommend the watching the limited series for yourself to get the whole story, and see what you think…

I warn you the details of the murder are tough to see so maybe you need to hold the remote, ready to fast forward. I’m not sure who I think actually ordered these killings. I’m not sure I care which one. To me they were all a bad crew and should definitely be in jail forever…for something…

You can find Fall River on Epix.

https://youtu.be/zJ662Jzq5gE