Expedition Bigfoot team finds possible Bigfoot nest – YouTube

What are these creatures that have been spotted, encountered and more in so many areas of the world? Are these creatures relic Humans, an off-shoot of the Gigantopithecus, an extinct genus of ape from the Early to Middle Pleistocene of southern China, represented by one species, G. blacki. Potential identifications have also been made in Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Many questions, not enough evidence…yet.

The “British Bigfoot” – A Supernatural Beast

Original article by: Nick RedfernSeptember 15, 2020

Just a few days ago I wrote an article here at Mysterious Universe titled “Bigfoot: Why Can’t We Get the Proof?” It demonstrates that the Bigfoot creatures are not what they appear to be. In other words, they are something far more than just unidentified, North American apes. They are much weirder than that. As I noted, the creatures seem to be impervious to bullets. No Bigfoot DNA has ever been found. There are cases of the creatures vanishing – literally – in front of people. And the list of high-strangeness goes on and on. The same goes for the “British Bigfoot.” Yes, as amazing as it might sound, the U.K. has a long history of strange, hairy creatures in its midst and that resemble Bigfoot, too. And guess what: the U.K.’s Bigfoot is just as weird as its American cousin. The scenario of such creatures roaming around the U.K. is, even I have to admit, absurd. As The Commonwealth notes: “The UK is just under 1,000 km long and just under 500 km across at the widest point.” On top of that, the population of the U.K. is around 63 million. That’s a lot of of people and not a great deal of land for a hairy giant – or entire colonies of them – to hide in. So, the idea that something like Bigfoot could exist in the U.K., and never get caught or killed, is ridiculous. But, people do see such things.

Tales of hairy “wild men” date back centuries, one being the “Orford Wild Man,” which was reportedly seen in the 12th century. As Myths and Legends state: “The wild man of Orford is like many other characters of folklore. He stayed away from people, was big and heavy and very hairy. He had a human face but could only make grunts or cries. Where the wild man of Orford is different, is that he came from the sea and was caught in a fisherman’s net.” Now, let’s take a look at one of the strangest stories; that of a beast called the “Man-Monkey.” It’s a hair-covered humanoid that haunts the old Bridge 39 of the Shropshire Union Canal. The creature – that had bright, glowing eyes – was first encountered at the bridge in January 1879. Since then, the creature has been seen on numerous occasions. This is no normal animal, however. Witness say the hairy thing vanishes in a flash of light. It shape-shifts into a four-legged beast. And, the fact that it has been seen for more than 140 years demonstrates this is no normal animal. Then, there’s the “Beast of Bolam.” In the early 2000s, there was a spate of Bigfoot-type activity at Bolam Lake, Northumberland, England. Jon Downes – of the Devon, England-based Center for Fortean Zoology – traveled to the area and actually saw the monster. Bizarrely, as Jon noted, the thing was shadow-like. That’s right: a Bigfoot-type animal, but one that was far more shadow than flesh and blood.

Also, there are those stories of the British Bigfoot seen at ancient stone circles. Several sightings of such a creature were made at the Rollright Stones in the late 1970s. At The Rollright Stones website, there’s this: “This complex of megalithic monuments lies on the boundary between Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, on the edge of the Cotswold hills. They span nearly 2000 years of Neolithic and Bronze age development and each site dates from a different period. The oldest, the Whispering Knights dolmen, is early Neolithic, circa 3,800-3,500 BC, the King’s Men stone circle is late Neolithic, circa 2,500 BC; and the King Stone is early to middle Bronze Age, circa 1,500 BC.” How curious that such a hair-covered man-beast should lurk around the ancient stones. It’s not alone though.

Bigfoot-like things have been seen at another ancient site: that of Staffordshire’s Castle Ring. The Cannock Chase Council say of Castle Ring: “The site is believed to have been occupied between 500BC and 43 AD, and is one of the earliest pieces of evidence of settlement in the Cannock area. It was built by the resident Brythonic tribe of the area, the Cornovii. It was likely the site was a combination of defensive feature, ceremonial site, stockade, communication beacon and symbol of power to those who saw it. Their main residence was a hill fort on the Wrekin (near present day Telford) which stood near the centre of their tribal lands, while Castle Ring is near their borders with the neighbouring Coritani tribe (who occupied lands centered on present day Leicestershire).” I have no less than eight reports of large, lumbering, hairy man-beasts seen within the Castle Ring between 1976 and 2012. In every case the monsters had blazing red eyes and stood to around seven-feet in height. In other words, they closely resembled the Bigfoot of the United States. Also like the U.S. Bigfoot, the creatures of Castle Ring have the ability to dematerialize.

It’s hard to say what, exactly, the “British Bigfoot” really are. What we can say, though, is that such immense animals cannot live in the U.K. and not be found and captured – if they are flesh and blood in nature, which they appear not to be. There’s not enough wild land for the creatures to successfully hide in for centuries. And, most important of all, there is no fossil record of ancient apes in what is now the U.K. I have to say, though, that I have spoken to numerous, credible people who have seen these things. The only answer is that just like the American Bigfoot, the U.K.’s equivalent is something supernatural. And, it should be investigated by paranormal experts, and not by zoologists or even by cryptozoologists.

Is the Sasquatch species simply a primate or ?

For any of you just finding this post and are not sure what Sasquatch is or is not, here is some information from Wikipedia for some brief background on this unknown species as well as an informative and over-all good documentary about the Kentucky spottsville sightings and interactions.

From Wikipedia:

History

According to David Daegling, the legends predate the name “bigfoot”.[10] They differ in their details both regionally and between families in the same community.[10]

Ecologist Robert Pyle says that most cultures have accounts of human-like giants in their folk history, expressing a need for “some larger-than-life creature.”[11] Each language had its own name for the creatures featured in the local version of such legends. Many names meant something along the lines of “wild man” or “hairy man”, although other names described common actions that it was said to perform, such as eating clams or shaking trees.[12] Chief Mischelle of the Nlaka’pamux at Lytton, British Columbia told such a story to Charles Hill-Tout in 1898; he named the creature by a Salishan variant meaning “the benign-faced-one”.[citation needed]

Members of the Lummi tell tales about Ts’emekwes, the local version of Bigfoot. The stories are similar to each other in the general descriptions of Ts’emekwes, but details differed among various family accounts concerning the creatures’ diet and activities.[13] Some regional versions tell of more threatening creatures. The stiyaha or kwi-kwiyai were a nocturnal race. Children were warned against saying the names, lest the monsters hear and come to carry off a person, sometimes to be killed.[14] In 1847 Paul Kane reported stories by the Indians about skoocooms, a race of cannibalistic wildmen living on the peak of Mount St. Helens in southern Washington state.[8]

Less-menacing versions have also been recorded, such as one in 1840 by Elkanah Walker, a Protestant missionary who recorded stories of giants among the Indians living near Spokane, Washington. The Indians said that these giants lived on and around the peaks of nearby mountains and stole salmon from the fishermen’s nets.[15]

In the 1920s, Indian Agent J. W. Burns compiled local stories and published them in a series of Canadian newspaper articles. They were accounts told to him by the Sts’Ailes people of Chehalis and others. The Sts’Ailes and other regional tribes maintained that the Sasquatch were real. They were offended by people telling them that the figures were legendary. According to Sts’Ailes accounts, the Sasquatch preferred to avoid white men and spoke the Lillooet language of the people at Port Douglas, British Columbia at the head of Harrison Lake. These accounts were published again in 1940.[16][17] Burns borrowed the term Sasquatch from the Halkomelem sásq’ets (IPA: [ˈsæsqʼəts])[18] and used it in his articles to describe a hypothetical single type of creature portrayed in the local stories.[8][12][19]

Gigantopithecus

Fossil jaw of the extinct primate Gigantopithecus blacki

Bigfoot proponents Grover Krantz and Geoffrey H. Bourne believed that Bigfoot could be a relict population of Gigantopithecus. All Gigantopithecus fossils were found in Asia, but according to Bourne, many species of animals migrated across the Bering land bridge and he suggested that Gigantopithecus might have done so, as well.[53] Gigantopithecus fossils have not been found in the Americas. The only recovered fossils are of mandibles and teeth, leaving uncertainty about Gigantopithecus’s locomotion. Krantz has argued that Gigantopithecus blacki could have been bipedal, based on his extrapolation of the shape of its mandible. However, the relevant part of the mandible is not present in any fossils.[54] An alternative view is that Gigantopithecus was quadrupedal; its enormous mass would have made it difficult for it to adopt a bipedal gait.[citation needed]

Matt Cartmill criticizes the Gigantopithecus hypothesis:

The trouble with this account is that Gigantopithecus was not a hominin and maybe not even a crown group hominoid; yet the physical evidence implies that Bigfoot is an upright biped with buttocks and a long, stout, permanently adducted hallux. These are hominin autapomorphies, not found in other mammals or other bipeds. It seems unlikely that Gigantopithecus would have evolved these uniquely hominin traits in parallel.[55]

Bernard G. Campbell writes: “That Gigantopithecus is in fact extinct has been questioned by those who believe it survives as the Yeti of the Himalayas and the Sasquatch of the north-west American coast. But the evidence for these creatures is not convincing.”[56]

Extinct hominines

Primatologist John R. Napier and anthropologist Gordon Strasenburg have suggested a species of Paranthropus as a possible candidate for Bigfoot’s identity, such as Paranthropus robustus, with its gorilla-like crested skull and bipedal gait[57] —despite the fact that fossils of Paranthropus are found only in Africa.[citation needed]

Michael Rugg of the Bigfoot Discovery Museum presented a comparison between human, Gigantopithecus, and Meganthropus skulls (reconstructions made by Grover Krantz) in episodes 131 and 132 of the Bigfoot Discovery Museum Show.[58] He favorably compares a modern tooth suspected of coming from a Bigfoot to the Meganthropus fossil teeth, noting the worn enamel on the occlusal surface.[citation needed] The Meganthropus fossils originated from Asia, and the tooth was found near Santa Cruz, California.[citation needed]

Some suggest NeanderthalHomo erectus, or Homo heidelbergensis to be the creature, but no remains of any of those species have been found in the Americas.[59]

Scientific view

Recognition

In 2013, ZooBank, the non-governmental organization that is generally accepted by zoologists to assign species names, approved the registration request for the species name Homo sapiens cognatus to be used for the reputed hominid more familiarly known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch.[60]

The request was made by Dr. Melba S. Ketchum,[61][62] D.V.M., Moody Scholar and lead scientist of The Sasquatch Genome Project following publication of “Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes and Associated Studies,” Ketchum, M. S., et al, in the DeNovo: Journal of Science, 13 Feb 2013.[63] The article examined 111 samples of blood, tissue, hair, and other specimens “characterized and hypothesized” to have been “obtained from elusive hominins in North America commonly referred to as Sasquatch.” Zoobank is an adjunct to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). The Sasquatch Genome Project is a collaboration of an interdisciplinary team of scientists from independent, public, and academic laboratories.[citation needed]

This is only the first official step in scientific recognition of the species. A follow-up step would be to secure the recognition and inclusion of a DNA sample from Homo sapiens cognatus by GenBank, a DNA repository whose catalogue, though incomplete, is well recognized by the scientific community.[citation needed] GenBank provides standardized accepted procedures for the collection and analysis of DNA samples.[citation needed]

According to a statement by an ICZN associate scientist, “ZooBank and the ICZN do not review evidence for the legitimacy of organisms to which names are applied – that is outside our mandate, and is really the job of the relevant taxonomic/biological community (in this case, primatologists) to do that. When H. s. cognatus was first registered, needless to say we received a lot of inquiry about it. We scrutinized the original description and registration of this name as best as we could, and as far as we can determine, all the requirements for establishing the new name were fulfilled. Thus, at the moment, we have no grounds to reject the scientific name. This says NOTHING about the legitimacy of the taxon concept – it’s just about whether the name was established according to the rules.”[citation needed] The evidence advanced supporting the existence of such a large, ape-like creature has often been attributed to hoaxes or delusion rather than to sightings of a genuine creature.[6] In a 1996 USA Today article, Washington State zoologist John Crane said, “There is no such thing as Bigfoot. No data other than material that’s clearly been fabricated has ever been presented.”[11] In addition, scientists cite the fact that Bigfoot is alleged to live in regions unusual for a large, nonhuman primate, i.e., temperate latitudes in the northern hemisphere; all recognized apes are found in the tropics of Africa and Asia.[citation needed]

However, primatologist Jane Goodall told National Public Radio, “Well now you will be amazed when I tell you that I’m sure that they [referring to Bigfoots] exist.”[64] Dmitri Bayanov, Chairman of the Smolin Seminar on Questions of Hominology at the Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia, stated, “All researchers versed in this science do know that Bigfoot is a mammal, not myth, because of the females’ conspicuous mammae. All know that Bigfoot is a primate because of the dermal ridges on its soles, a diagnostic characteristic of primates. All hominologists, respectful of logic and the current classification of primates, know that Bigfoot is a non-sapiens hominid because of its nonhuman way of life and bipedalism. … I think that one of the great scientific results of the 20th century was the discovery of relict hominids (homins, for short), popularly known as Abominable Snowman, Yeti, Yeren, Almas, Almasty, Bigfoot, Sasquatch, etc. Actually, it was a re-discovery by hominologists of what had been known to western naturalists from antiquity to the middle of the 18th century, when wild bipedal primates were classified by Carl Linnaeus as Homo troglodytes (i.e., caveman) or Homo sylvestris (i.e., woodman, forestman). As for eastern scholars and rural population in many parts of the world, they have always been aware of wild hairy bipeds, known under diverse popular names.”[65]

Yet many other mainstream scientists do not consider the subject of Bigfoot to be a fertile area for credible science[66] and there have been a limited number of formal scientific studies of Bigfoot.

For the entire Wikipedia entry, go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigfoot

The Spottsville Monster: Kentucky’s Bigfoot:

Have you had any Bigfoot experiences?

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Too many people from all walks of life have had these experiences. For there not to be an as yet undiscovered and proven species of hominids, is hard to actually fathom as anything other than fairy tales, myths or legends. Please use the contact form below to share your experience(s). Again ALL information will be held confidential if you want.

Include the following if these apply: Date(s), times, location(s), any noticeable change in the local environment (No other animals making noise etc.) Any seen tree structures that do not fit in with the surroundings (Bent or oddly shaped that is not normally found in nature that would defy a human being have made it.) Any sign of “gifting”, i.e., rocks piled on top of each other and so on that was not done by other animals or people.  If any or all applies to your experience(s), please fill out the following:

Breakdown on various hominid species known and unknown

Links to sites with various hominid species known and unknown as reported and studied through-out the world by many different people of academic and none academic positions.

Bigfoot, Yeti, Yaren and other hominid species:

 

  • Bondo Mystery Apes
    • The Bondo Mystery Ape by Karl Ammann discusses the gorilla-like chimpanzees living in the Bili/Bondo region of the Congo.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Giant Primates of the New World by Michael Seres discusses De Loys’s ape and Protopithecus brasiliensis Lund.
    • Man-like Apes (1863) is an article written by Thomas Huxley in 1863 discussing the natrual history of the Great Apes as known up to that time.
    • Koolakamba by Elaine Jane Struthers discusses the folk mythology which surrounds this purported African animal, which may be an unknown great ape, or a variant species of chimpanzee.
    • Nonhuman Primate Myths, Tales and Legends from the Primate Info Net of the Wisconsin Regional Primate Center, offers articles on the Koolakamba, giant primates of the New World, and links to other related sites.
  • Mountain Gorilla
    • Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund , named after the famous researcher who was murdered by poachers, seeks to save the mountain gorilla from extinction.
    • My Mountain Gorilla Stamps page lists some postage stamps which depict the mountain gorilla. The history of the discovery of the mountain gorilla demonstrates that a large ape can elude detection for decades, and that native tales of such creatures can be based in fact.
  • Nandi Bear
    • Nandi Bear by Andrew D. Gable provides a number of excerpts from reported sightings of this creature.
  • Nguoi Rung
    • Is the Nguoi Rung of Vietnam (“forest people”) just legend or an unknown species of ape?
    • Wildman in Vietnam by Dao Van Tien offers an edited installment of Professor Tien’s series of articles on the Vietnamese “wildman.”
  • OliverOliver is a chimpanzee whose unusual physical traits led some to speculate that he might be a new species of ape or a human/chimpanzee hybrid. DNA testing reveals Oliver to be just an ordinary chimpansee. Oliver illustrates just how much more genetically diverse chimpansees are than humans. Perhaps some stories of “apemen” in Africa originate from sightings of wth other Oliver-like chimps who prefer to walk bipedally. Jane Goodall reported that one of the chimps she studied in the wild adopted a permanent bipedal stance after a bout with polio.
  • Orang Pendek
    • Orang Pendek by Andrew D. Gable discusses this ape-like creature said to inhabit the forests of Sumatra.
  • Yeren
  • Yeti
  • Yowie
    • Australian Yowie Network discusses the Yowie, an ape-like creature supposed to inhabit Australia. Includes photos, sightings, research reports, aboriginal legends, a message board, a place to report sightings, and much more.

Paranormal news!

EARTH MYSTERIES:

No explanation for boom and debris field over Louisiana
A mysterious boom heard on Monday, October 13, at 4:30 pm over the ArkLaTex area (intersection of Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas) has still not been identified. Residents of Shreveport in the northwest corner of Louisiana described the sound as being similar to a sonic boom that was powerful enough to rattle walls and windows, knock objects off of shelves and in one case lift a couch off of the floor…Read more here

Combustions return to Sicilian city:
Things are suddenly catching fire for no apparent reason in the small Sicilian village of Canneto di Caronia. That was true in January of 2004 and it’s happening again today as residents report the spontaneous combustion of things like mattresses, beds, cars, unplugged appliances and switched-off cell phones…
Read more here

The Earth’s magnetic field could flip within our lifetime
Earth’s magnetic field is constantly shifting, and roughly every 200,000 to 300,000 years it flips north and south completely. We’re currently overdue for a switcheroo—and scientists now say it could happen in a time as short as 100 years, potentially altering life in unexpected ways…Read more here

GHOSTS, HAUNTINGS & POLTERGEISTS:

CCTV captures ‘ghosts’ haunting Yorkshire antiques shop
Footage captured in the Barnsley Antiques Centre appears to show pictures suddenly falling off walls and a glass cabinet shattering. A white mist and a glowing orb are also spotted hovering over the shop floor…Read more here

A Haunted House:
A San Antonio haunted house is said to offer visitors more than scares this Halloween season. Terror Mansion, located at 414 West Laurel, claims to offer a true paranormal experience. At the start of the 2014 Halloween season, visitors claimed to see an apparition in the form of a little person or small child in one of the back hallways…Read more here

Real ghost of sleepy hollow
For centuries, one location in the United States has captivated the collective creepy imagination. Its mere mention is enough to mentally transport us to a moonlit dirt road in dark, creepy woods…Read Read the whole story

Black eyed child of Cannock Chase:
Is this the first photograph ever of the infamous spectre?
Is this spooky snap the first time an infamous ghost known as The Black Eyed Child has been captured on camera? That’s the chilling claim of top psychic Christine Hamlett…Read more about this black eyed kid encounter here

WEIRD CREATURES:

Port Douglas on yowie watch after close encounters with strange beasts
Port Douglas is on yowie watch after a man reported a terrifying run-in with an unknown creature last week. Sightings of yowies – or bunyips and quinkans, as they are known by Aboriginal people – have been reported since early European settlement and appear in ancient Australian cave paintings…

Can you guess how many Bigfoots there are in North America?
There are many ways to determine how squatchy a location is and one of them is based on the black bear population estimates. The BFRO method is to take the black bear population in an area and divide it by 68 and that should give you a estimate of the Bigfoot population…Read more about bigfoot here

Missouri Man Claims Seeing 400 Lbs Bigfoot

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo.– A man in Missouri claimed Tuesday he saw a “big hairy ape-looking thing” coming out of the woods and walking into an open pasture.

The man, who requested to remain anonymous, said he was sitting under a tree in his backyard watching birds when the incident took place.

“It was about an hour or so before sunset,” the witness told Sam Uptegrove, an opinion writer at the Christian County Headliner. “I can’t tell you the exact date because, like a darned fool, I didn’t write it down, but it was definitely in June of this year,” he added.

According to the witness, there was “something moving at the edge of the woods” about 50 yards away…

Read more at cryptozoologynews.com

Ontario Man Videotapes ‘Sasquatch’ Mom with ‘Infant’ on its Back

ONTARIO — A man released footage Friday of a “female Sasquatch” and her “infant” hiding in the Canadian woods.
YouTube user Trackersthename, who frequently uploads videos of “Sasquatch” taken around the Ontario region, captured the images while approaching wood and rock structures he believes are being built by the cryptids.

“This clip is how I approached this hydro line,” he says.
The first four minutes of the video show the man carrying the camera and walking uphill in an undisclosed location in northeast Ontario. During the last minute, the man records a dark silhouette he afterward refers to as “Sasquatch”, which appears to be carrying an “infant” on its back while hiding behind the tree line…

Read more at cryptozoologynews.com

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