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Monday
Jan282013

LISTEN: Does Mysterious Screech Belong to Bigfoot?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Bigfoot is back in the headlines again, but it's not because of foot prints, grainy video or sightings.  This time it’s audio.

A recording that was given to the Oregonian newspaper captured high-pitched shrieks and roars from a swampy area in the Blue Mountains of Oregon, a bigfoot hot spot for decades.

People living in the area said they’ve been hearing the strange cries in the night since November.

“These are not just animals, these are a type of people,” said Melba Ketchum, a bigfoot expert.

Some suggest it could be a young bigfoot that got lost calling out for his fellow bigfoots.

“Well, first, it’s more than one.  Remember it’s not bigfoot, it’s bigfoots.  There’s a misconception out there that we’re looking around for this one thing,” said Matt Moneymaker, a bigfoot hunter.

One alternate theory for the high pitched shrieks is that they could be the screams of local foxes.

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Monday
Oct222012

Pennsylvania Man Says ‘Bigfoot’ Vandalized His Winnebago RV

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A Pennsylvania man has his eye on a large, furry and elusive suspect who he accused of vandalizing his 1973 Dodge Winnebago.

John Reed, a self-described Bigfoot tracker since the age of 10, said he was camping with his girlfriend when he saw the creature walk past his motor home window.  Reed said Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, reportedly threw rocks at his mobile home’s outside light to escape discovery.

Reed, who is the founder of the Lykens Valley Sasquatch Hunters, and his girlfriend, jumped into their truck and gave chase, making special ‘Bigfoot calls’ to locate the creature.

“As soon as I did it, something stood up on her side of the truck,” he said.  ”She seen the eyes glaring in the light of the truck, stood up and walked this way into the woods.”

This alleged sighting is the third time Reed said he has come into contact with the creature.

“Do I believe in Bigfoot?  Yes I do,” he said.  “Have I had sightings of what I believe to be Big Foot?  Yes.”

While police believe the damage may have been caused by vandals, for Reed it was a warning from Sasquatch to get off his territory.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Aug282012

Montana Man Killled During Bigfoot Hoax

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KALISPELL, Mont.) -- A Montana man dressed in a Bigfoot costume in an apparent attempt to provoke reports of sightings of the mythical creature was killed when he was struck by two cars on a highway.

Randy Lee Tenley, 44, of Kalispell, in Northwest Montana, was standing on U.S. Highway 93 Sunday night when a car hit him, according to the Montana Highway Patrol. Authorities said a second car then hit him as he lay in the road.  

“He had this Ghillie suit and was going to attempt to get the attention of passing motorists and, through I don’t know what means, make them feel like they saw Bigfoot or sasquatch,”  Montana Highway Patrol Officer Jim Schneider told ABC affiliate KTMF.

Schneider told the local newspaper the Daily Inter Lake that authorities determined Tenley’s motive, posing as Bigfoot, after interviewing the man’s friends.  Alcohol “may have been a factor,” in the incident, according to Schneider.

The military-style “Ghillie” suit worn by Tenley was a full-body suit made of strips of camouflage fabric, making it difficult for drivers to spot him.  The suit is typically used by military members to camouflage snipers in combat.

The two vehicles that struck Tenley were driven by teenage girls, one age 15 and one age 17, police said.

Bigfoot and Sasquatch are names given to mysterious, mythical ape-like creatures that some people believe inhabit forests. The theory is largely discounted by scientists but the legend has persisted, even giving rise to its own TV show, Finding Bigfoot, on Animal Planet.

In May, a group of high school students said they may have come close to Bigfoot during a class project in the Idaho wilderness.  A 38-second YouTube video shot in April in the Grand River area of Northeast Ohio claims to show a large, dark and hairy creature running across a path in the woods that many have proposed could be Bigfoot.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
May312012

Bigfoot Spotted In Idaho?

ABC News(POCATELLO, Idaho) -- A group of high school students may have come close to Bigfoot during a class project in the Idaho wilderness.

A dark, mysterious creature was caught on tape for a few seconds near Mink Creek before it retreated into the treeline.

“It just didn’t look human-like. I don’t know what that is, it’s not a bear, it’s not a moose or anything. It was big and bulky and black,” said the student, who did not want to be identified on camera, to ABC News’ Idaho affiliate.

The students climbed to where they saw the potential Sasquatch and photographed the large footprints it left in the dirt.

“I’m not going to say yes it was a Bigfoot or no it wasn’t, because I don’t know, and nobody knows,” the student told the news station.

The Animal Planet show Finding Bigfoot plans to visit Pocatello, Idaho in June to investigate claims that Bigfoot could be in the area.

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Friday
Mar252011

North Carolina Man Captures Dubious Footage of Bigfoot

File Photo Photo[dot]com/Thinkstock(SHELBY, N.C.) -- Thomas Byers posted a five-second video on YouTube of what he says is the mythical Sasquatch crossing a local road in Rutherford County, N.C. Despite the video's short length and blurriness, it's making the rounds online and has already racked up more than a million clicks on YouTube.

In a description of the sighting on his Hubpages profile, Byers said that while driving Tuesday night, he and a friend spotted a six- or seven-foot-tall furry beast emerge from a field by the side of the road.

"I jumped from the truck with a small video camera and started shooting a video of the Big Foot as it ran across the road in front of the truck and into the thick woods and road side brush on the side of the road in front of the truck," he wrote. "It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen."

From his position about 15-20 feet away from the beast, Byers said he could hear its snarl and detect its "horrid" smell.

But while the alleged sighting has attracted a lot of attention, it isn't finding too many believers.

"I used to be out in the woods all the time hunting and stuff, and I've never seen anything that would resemble anything like it," one local resident told WLOS, the ABC News affiliate in Charlotte, N.C.

"Everything about it says hoax," said Benjamin Radford, managing editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine and paranormal investigator.

The skepticism stems from not only from the fact that Byer had enough time to get out of his truck and film the "beast," but also the low-quality of the video almost makes it seem as though it was intentionally of poor quality to make real analysis impossible, Radford said.

Though people may be passing the video around online, he said, they're likely forwarding it for the novelty of it, not because they actually believe it.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Mar102011

'Bigfoot' Suing New Hampshire Over Expulsion from Mountain

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(CONCORD, N.H.) -- When self-described performance artist Jonathon Doyle put on a Bigfoot costume and started videotaping himself on New Hampshire's Mount Monadnock, just about everyone was more amused than scared.

But New Hampshire park rangers were anything but amused and ordered the 30-year-old Doyle off the mountain, saying he didn't have a permit to film there and hadn't posted the required $2 million bond.

Now, Doyle is suing the state with the help of the local American Civil Liberties Union chapter.

"We are suing the state because the state put too many impediments on his rights," said Barbara Keshen, an attorney with the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union.

Keshen said that Doyle should have the right to go back and complete his video and anyone else should have "the right to commit small-scale expressive activity without government interference or government censorship."

The facts of the case are not in dispute.  In September 2009, Doyle and a couple of friends decided to make a movie on the top of Mount Monadnock.  The joke was that Doyle would dress up as Bigfoot and run around beating his chest and then ask people on camera if they had "seen" Bigfoot.  The whole thing was being recorded with a $150 video camera.

But park rangers failed to see the humor and ordered Doyle off the mountain. The rules and regulations in the New Hampshire park system require that film crews must pull a $100 special use permit 30 days in advance. To them, Doyle was just another filmmaker working without the necessary permits.

But in the lawsuit, the NHCLU said that the requirement of a permit infringes on Doyle's First Amendment rights to free speech and expression.

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