Category Archives: bigfoot news

Local Residents Spot Bigfoot In West Virginia… and 2012

Happy Holidays!

A recent sighting report in an article written, for a change, factually and not in a tongue-in-cheek manner. Bless those in the media who write news as news and not as sensationalistic commentary.

Local Residents Spot Bigfoot In West Virginia

The following is unrelated to bigfoot… I think… but it’s another interest of mine so I thought I’d share. I’ve been reading quite a bit about 2012 lately. ‘Tis the season, after all.

This webpage from NASA is interesting. It discusses the science behind the internet sensationalism surrounding December 21, 2012 that has been increasing in the past few years.

Bigfoot loves blueberry bagels and other news

There has been a veritable glut of bigfoot-related articles in the news lately. From a Michigan report of a long-term witness feeding a Bigfoot family, to searches for the Yeti and Orang Pendek… here are 20+ recent news items you may have missed.

A Bigfoot family that loves blueberry bagels?

If camera traps don’t prove existence of Bigfoot or Yeti nothing will

Renwar Manitoba Bigfoot Encounter

On the Trail of the Orang Pendek, Sumatra’s Mystery Ape

Orang Pendek Quest Begins in Sumatra

Have We Found Evidence of the Elusive Orang Pendek?

Bigfoot – Myth or Reality?

7 foot tall Russian boxer searches for Sasquatch

Generally, the only sport you’ll catch me watching is UFC. I admit it. I like it. Maybe it’s because there are so few rules and it’s easy to follow. Of course, I liked it better when there were fewer rules, when the winner went straight on to the next fight, when the fighters rarely cross-trained… and when Royce Gracie was allowed to wrap his prehensile toes into the chain-link of the octagon and wriggle out of a full guard.

Melba Ketchum 2011 Bigfoot DNA Study

For those who haven’t heard the news, there is a comprehensive Bigfoot DNA study being conducted by Melba Ketchum, et al., and word has it that the results, after what has been a long wait, will officially be made public sometime soon.

I have been following this closely and will attempt to give you a rundown here of the timeline of events thus far. From here on out, while I’ll do my best to keep you updated via this blog, I will also have a web page dedicated to this (as I did the Georgia Bigfoot Hoax) that you can check back on periodically for updates if you miss anything. That page is:

A new documentary, some bigfoot news, blogs I like…

Today’s blog will be a smattering of stuff that finds its way to my desk.

A new documentary

A friend sent me this the other day…


Remember Adrian Erickson? No? Alrighty then. Here’s a brief rundown, as I understand it. I’ll give you the Reader’s Digest, uber-condensed version.

Adrian Erickson is a money guy with an interest in Bigfoot. He worked with the BFRO initially, though not anymore, as I understand it. An initial report came through the BFRO of a habituation in Kentucky. They went to work on site. Some video footage was obtained. It was purported to show a bigfoot on stationary video, eating pancakes. The footage was shown briefly on Cryptomundo, until legal threats were made. You can read the poop about that here. Craig pulled it down.


This blurb from The Register Citizen, a newspaper “serving Litchfield, CT”, really had me scratching my head.

It was posted in amongst a bunch of other junk. I guess it’s along the lines of a letter to the editor.

Again… HUH?

Is Yeti back?

The reports and witness accounts of the presence of Yeti in Torrington are growing. It is most likely Sasquatch, or Bigfoot as it is more commonly known.

The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is allegedly an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet.

Bigfoot have mastered concealment in the forests.

Want to be in a bigfoot movie?

Our investigator, Felicia Bryant, sent me this from Craigslist. Sounds like they’ve already hired the Sasquatch. *grin*

Bigfoot Film (Medford/Ashland)

We are shooting a movie Sept. 28-October 4 2009 here in the Rogue Valley. The film is called “The True Believers” and is about two brothers from Mississippi who come through Oregon in search of Sasquatch. We need to cast extras and actors for some small to medium sized roles.

We are looking for middle aged to older individuals who have had an actual experience in which they saw Big Foot.

Bigfoot “spotted” at Ross Island

[Editor’s note: This article made absolutely NO sense to me at first, because there was no photo or video attached. I finally found another article about it with a photo. Apparently, there is a faux-fur covered “bigfoot” statue on Ross Island… no one knows who built it, but it was first spotted over Labor Day weekend.]

Scott Burton


PORTLAND, Ore. — For decades we’ve trekked the depths of our world’s forests following sightings and reports of a giant beast; part ape, part human. Now the trek ends here.

Fairdale, Kentucky “BackYard Bigfoot” photo revisited

Oregon Bigfoot blog reader, Dave Conover, has offered the following enhancement of the Kenny Mahoney photograph (my original post on this subject can be found here).


Awesome work, Dave!!!! Very clear enhancement of the Mahoney photo and excellent illustration of what you see.

What do YOU think, guys and gals?

[Edited to add: Here’s the full-screen grab from Dave. Thanks again, Dave! :)]


[Added 9/12/09 – An additional analysis by OB Artist Scott Davis:]


Thanks, Scott! :)

[Added 9/13/09: Additional enhancements, and a gorilla comparison photo from Tookra:]

Himalayan Bigfoot to undergo DNA testing… and other news

by Michael Cohen

Making big news in China this week is a story about Himalaya’s legendary Yeti or Bigfoot.

For centuries rumours of a half-man, half-ape that roams the upper Himalayas have circulated. The creature said to stand 3 metres tall has been allegedly seen by many locals as well as hikers visiting the area. In Chinese Yeti is often referred to as ‘Xueguai’.

A number of locals living near the Nepalese border claim not only to have seen the creature, but to have collected strands of its hair. Now, it has been reported that a team of scientists have collected these strands and have already confirmed that they do not belong to any local known animals.

The most thorough field report I’ve ever seen… and a word about asshats.

Holy Cow! :D OB member Nancy just sent in her field report from her and Bill’s latest outing to the Shasta/Trinity area and boy, was it a doozy. Uploaded today are 16 pages worth of detailed field notes, 45 sound files and over 130 photographs of tracks and other evidence. This is, by far, the most detailed research report I’ve ever seen. Kudos, Nancy, to you for your dedication and incredible thoroughness! You are an amazing woman and a credit to our field!

News article: New book tells tall tale, but not necessarily a false one

Written by Chad Snyder, Pilot staff writer
The Curry Pilot
August 12, 2009 10:57 am

On Sept. 22, 2005, Brookings resident Travis Cover was driving on a remote section of US Highway 199 when he saw something that he said scared the tar out of him: a hulking 9-foot tall creature standing by the side of the road, shielding its eyes from the glare of headlights.

Cover knew exactly what is was. Based on another chance meeting with a mysterious creature when he was 12 years old, Cover was convinced it was the elusive, foul-smelling humanoid mammal called Bigfoot.

But the Yeti cannot possibly exist…

Flying frog among 353 new Himalayan species: WWF

KATHMANDU (AFP) – A flying frog, the world’s smallest deer and the first new monkey to be found in over a century are among 350 new species discovered in the eastern Himalayas in the past decade, the WWF said Monday.

But the environmental group said the vital habitats of the mountain range were facing growing pressures from unsustainable development in the region, which spans Nepal, China, India, Bhutan and Myanmar.

In a report released here, it said climate change, deforestation, overgrazing by domestic livestock and illegal poaching and wildlife trading threatened one of the biologically richest areas of the planet.

Bigfoot creature photographed in Sierra National Forest

Article, comments and my photo analysis are below:

Bigfoot creature photographed in Sierra National Forest

The Bigfoot creature may have been captured on a remote trail camera placed in the Sierra National Forest, based on photography evidence released by Sanger Paranormal Society.

Investigator Jeffrey Gonzalez said Tuesday night that multiple cameras were put in place in this remote area on Memorial Day weekend, and retreived on June 7, 2009.

Gonzalez said they did not immediately see the evidence, but upon closer inspection, noticed what appears to be the Bigfoot creature.