“Gone Squatchin'” Hats

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Jan 092017
 

Gone Squatchin’ Unisex-Adult Trucker Hat -One-Size Green/White

While I have my own line of merchandise that I like to wear and/or use, I do get asked for these Gone Squatchin’ trucker hats kind of a lot.  The above link leads you to an outside site where these can be purchased, and according to the link, one size fits all.  

If they can make Bobo look suave and debonair, why not you?

Chuck Rondeau Art

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Dec 212016
 

While in attendance at the recent Sasquatch Summit in Ocean Shores, WA, a talented artist named Chuck Rondeau gave me a piece of art he created.  Thank you, Chuck, for allowing me to share your art with my readers.  

Enjoy his art, and visit his page on Facebook under Chuck Rondeau, Wildlife Artist.  

New Finding Bigfoot Season Starts January 8, 2017

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Dec 142016
 

 

After a very long wait, I am very happy to announce the next season of Finding Bigfoot is scheduled to air starting January 8, 2017!  To everyone’s pleasure, we will be back on Sunday nights at 9 pm, just like old times.  

This season will feature expeditions to new locations, as well as follow-up investigations to some states we’ve been to before.  There will be a couple 2-hour episodes thrown in as well!  

Set you DVRs for Sunday night, January 8, 2017 for the 2-hour season premiere, but be sure to keep your eyes open for the ones you’ve missed leading up to the starting event!  The schedulers at Animal Planet like to do those Finding Bigfoot marathons leading up to season openers, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they do so again this year!

 

 

Creatureplicas for Squatchmas!

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Dec 132016
 

Making perfect Squatchmas gifts for the cryptozoologist in the family, Creatureplica‘s articulated action figures are now on sale for the holiday season.  All models are priced $40 and under, and between now and Friday the shipping is FREE!  This window of free shipping enables the gift to arrive safely by Squatchmas Eve.

These sculpted masterpieces are by far the best bigfoot, yeti, sasquatch, & other(s) reproductions ever made!  It’s a stretch to even refer to them as toys rather than art, but any kid under 90 years of age will love playing with them. 
 
Models now available:
North American Sasquatch
Himalayan Yeti
HorrorHound
Louisiana Rougarou
The Silverback (very limited)
The Skookum
The Ghost Wolf

To browse Creatureplica‘s selection and order today, check out their website by clicking here.  I have seen these creations sell for much higher prices than these (but never with free shipping), so don’t wait too long to order yours.  

To see more models, click this link!

SNL Gives a Nod to Finding Bigfoot

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Dec 042016
 

On the December 3, 2016 episode of Saturday Night Live, a sketch about tracking down former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had a familiar look.  The font, screen shots, and references to bigfoot all come straight from Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot.  Instead of whoops and knocks, the Hunting Hillary team utilized the distinctive laugh of Secretary Clinton and waited for callbacks.  

This is not the first time other shows have given a nod to Finding Bigfoot.  In 2012, South Park skewered us in their episode entitled Jewpacabra.  Soon after, Steven Colbert had the Finding Bigfoot cast members star in a comedy short on his former show, The Colbert Report.  And, of course, we have long been a favorite target on The Soup.  

The Bigfoot/Earhart Connection

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Nov 062016
 

Original art by Melissa Babyak

Original art by Melissa Babyak

Having grown up in the 1970’s, my young mind was blessed with television shows such as In Search Of… that featured segments on topics such as bigfoot, UFOs and historical mysteries.  One of the regularly-featured enigmas in these shows was the disappearance of Amelia Earhart in 1937 while she attempted to circumnavigate the globe in a small plane.  Her body nor the plane wreckage was ever recovered and their location remains a mystery to this day.  However, some progress has been made in this missing-persons case.  Tantalizing information has arisen in recent years, and more surfaces all the time.  Just last week I read a recent news item about some possible progress on the Earhart mystery, and when I scanned the article I was surprised to find a familiar name from bigfoot research: Jeff Glickman.

For those new to bigfooting, Jeff Glickman was the executive director of a $75k examination of the Patterson/Gimlin Film.  The study was commissioned by a group that went by the name of the North American Science Institute (NASI), though it is unclear if this group did anything else but this one study.  The study lasted for several years culminating in a 1998 publication entitled, “Toward a Resolution of the Bigfoot Phenomenon.”  An abridged version of the paper can be read by clicking this link.  

Glickman’s bigfoot work came to some conclusions that even today seem unlikely (such as the mass of the film subject being 1957 pounds), but did so using well-established methods.  At the time, Glickman’s analysis was one of the best ever done on the film, and we in the bigfoot community applauded his scientific approach to the film.  Since the publication of Glickman’s report, only one analysis of the film is of the same or better caliber: When Roger Met Patty by Bill Munns (which is a must-read for anyone interested in the Patterson/Gimlin Film).  

Glickman has now been enlisted by a group called The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, also known by the acronym TIGHAR.  Glickman and TIGHAR are working on a hypothesis that some bones found back in 1940 might belong to Earhart.  He has recently published his findings in a short paper.  

While I am less interested in the Earhart mystery than the bigfoot mystery, I find it interesting that Glickman is working on this project, and his involvement certainly brings to mind a couple questions.  If future DNA analysis concludes that the bones are indeed Earhart’s, will Glickman’s involvement in the bigfoot subject help or hurt the acceptance of his analysis?  Will the acceptance of Glickman’s work on Earhart help or hurt future acceptance of his previous bigfoot work?  

It is my hope that more forensics experts like Jeff Glickman will step forward to offer their opinions on sasquatch data.  Their opinions might serve to open the minds and eyes of their colleagues, thus causing a domino effect.  

Sasquatch Field Guide Review

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Oct 312016
 

 

Below is my reposted review of Dr. Jeff Meldrum’s Sasquatch Field Guide (Folding Pocket Guide):

 “Finally, a concise and well-written field guide has been published to help the bigfoot field investigator document various types of evidence in an appropriate way. Dr. Jeff Meldrum has put together a field guide on heavy-duty, waterproof card stock that literally fits in your back pocket or backpack, adding little weight to those ounce-sensitive backpackers with an interest in collecting data from the backcountry.  Seemingly thinking of everything, Dr. Meldrum has even included a ruler along the top margin of the Guide so the researcher will always have a scale item for any photos taken in the woods.  The Sasquatch Field Guide not only helps researchers with identifying possible spoor left by bigfoots, but it also helps him or her reduce the possibility of misidentifying signs of other animals for those of sasquatches.  Also included in the Field Guide are easy-to-understand directions on how to gather and store data in the field in preparation for future analysis.  The Guide uses colors and diagrams making it easy to read and understand, which could be the difference between successfully gathering data and blowing it when under the pressure of dealing with the real thing out in the field.  Sections in the Sasquatch FieldGuide include information on visual identification, footprint identification, track casting, gathering footprint metrics, hair samples, scat samples, tree breaks, nests, cultural signs, stacked rocks, habitat and distribution, diet, vocalizations, possible origins, and taphonomy.  This hefty brochure-style guide is densely-packed with valuable information that all field researchers should be intimately acquainted with.”

To purchase, click here:  Sasquatch Field Guide (Folding Pocket Guide)