Saturday, October 10, 2009

Eerie Horror Film Festival Update

I arrived at the Warner Theatre around 5 pm. The theater is amazing with the high gilded ceilings, brass handrails, beautiful red tapestry carpeting...

I met Eric and Bruce and we went upstairs to the celebrity wing. At the first table was a very large man named Ken Foree who was in the movies: Devil's Rejects and Dawn of the Dead.

We then moseyed on down and had a lively conversation with Ken Sagoes, who was in Nightmare on Elm Street III and IV. He was very interested in the mystery of Bigfoot and asked us a lot of questions.

Further down we met Reggie Bannister from Phantasm and I made a new friend, Paul who photographs abandoned houses and buildings...he is going to teach me how to use my camera!

I then had my palm read by Katherine and she was phenomenal! I just laughed while she read my palm because she was right on top of everything!

The Bigfoot Field Reporter radio show started and went off pretty well except for 7 minutes of dead air, goblins in the building I guess!

Several of the vendors and presenters and members of the board of directors of the horror fest stopped by to be interviewed and it was a really great time.

The festival is still going on today and tomorrow and I highly recommend going for Don and Eric's presentations!

Monster Mark has designed the Halloween hockey masks out of fiberglass "and other shit"..These masks are beautifully detailed and movie quality!
The masks are $70 each and you can contact Mark at: or 814-440-5775

Thursday, October 08, 2009

PA Investigations-Dwayne Pintoff

October 2009

Here are a couple more photos of the foot print that I found. I'm also including some tree stackings and a primitive canopy that Dave and I came across on our last outing.

If you remember, this is not far from where the man and his wife saw a creature on the side of the interstate from a recent report! The other photos show 3 twisted/bent pine trees we found in the grassy meadow at the end of the trail adjacent to the gas pipeline. All three trees were bent/twisted in the same direction. All we could say about the things seen in the photos, was that it was unusual! This meadow was located at the end of the trail where Dave and I set up to do our last night outing...the same place where we had the 15 to 20 pound object thrown behind us!

I plan on returning to the woods again this coming weekend! If I happen to find new evidence, I'll be glad to share it with you if you'd like!
My only interest is to find the evidence to prove once and for all that these creatures do exist!
Any information/support that I can obtain to assist me with my research efforts is greatly appreciated!

Beachfoot 2009

Bison 26 and I were discussing his sightings and footprint finds, while Yams orchestrated the cooking of buffalo burgers, salmon, corn on the cob and Craig's Ranch beans..

Bison 26 and Sharonlee

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

New Video from Ohio

Upcoming Events

This Friday evening, I will be doing my radio show live from the Eerie Horror Film Festival in Erie, PA. I will be alongside Eric Altman of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society...a little different for me, but what the heck!

I will also be attending the Bigfoot Discovery Days III in Felton, California on October 17th.

I'm not sure if I will be able to attend the opening of the International Cryptozoology Museum on Nov. 1st, but will keep you updated!

Tune in Friday at 9:00 p.m.!
The Bigfoot Field Reporter Radio Show

Monday, October 05, 2009

Logo Ideas

Ok, some of you are stumped so here are a few things I like:

I would like The Bigfoot Field Reporter at a diagonal slope in one corner..big bold letters like a newspaper headline or something...carry on

Esteban Sarmiento on Sasquatch

Primatologist: If Bigfoot exists, it's not an ape

By Mike Leggett
Sunday, October 04, 2009

TYLER — If Bigfoot exists in North America, the mythical beast is no mere ancient representative of an ape family that migrated across the Bering land mass with mastodons and ancient man, a primatologist says.

Bigfoot — or Sasquatch or Skunk Ape or Fouke Monster or whatever name you prefer — would have to be a completely new and specific species, Esteban Sarmiento told attendees at the ninth annual Texas Bigfoot Conference on Sept. 26. "If it's real, this animal is exceedingly human-like," Sarmiento said. "It would be our closest relative on earth."

Sarmiento, though, wouldn't exactly address the question of whether Bigfoot exists or whether he believes the tales about wild, hairy beasts that have drifted out of dark, wooded river bottoms and foggy rain forests for decades. What Sarmiento did say, though, is that, based on his studies of great apes in Africa, Sumatra and Borneo, whatever Bigfoot is, he's not an ape.

Sarmiento spoke during the conference about the so-called Patterson-Gimlin film shot in 1967. A touchstone in Bigfoot lore and the believers' burning bush, the film purports to show a female Bigfoot with pendulous breasts, striding across a rocky area in northern California.

The film has been debated by believers, denounced and debunked by critics, shown on television and dissected and disseminated on YouTube.

Roger Patterson was a would-be filmmaker who had been trying to get funding for a movie about Bigfoot. In early 1967, he rented a quality 16mm camera and convinced Robert Gimlin to travel with him into the wilderness to look for the creature . Amazingly, they found a hairy specimen walking away from them and into heavy timber in the distance. The creature shown in the film is covered in dark hair and walks with a human gait, even turning its head to look back at the camera before it disappears.

Gimlin, who's still alive and attended the conference, swears the film is real. Patterson maintained its authenticity until his death, which happened in 1972. However, a man named Bob Heironimus has claimed he was paid $1,000 to don the suit and walk in front of the camera and out of sight.

Bigfoot and Sasquatch sightings have been common in the Pacific Northwest for decades. They've also been prevalent in East Texas and the surrounding big timber regions of Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

Believers think the common traits of a 7- to 9-foot tall, hairy, wild-eyed but super intelligent beast that normally avoids humans but often is spotted walking along roadways or standing close to remote cabins are related to the same species.

Bigfoot is rare enough, they say, that he must move around to find mates and new territory, and that's why reports have filtered in for at least 150 years.

There have been some obscure and out-of-focus photos taken over the years, and there have been Bigfoot hoaxes and claims of capture and kills, even by respected members of the Bigfoot community. But no one ever has managed a quality photo that comes even close to Patterson's film.

Bigfoot believers — the serious ones are called researchers to separate themselves from simple believers who seem to have devout faith as well in Atlantis, UFOs, chupacabras and aliens among us — have claimed the film shows a possible descendant of Gigantopithecus blacki, a great ape that migrated across the land bridge to live in North America. Sarmiento isn't buying that.

"A great ape (chimp, gorilla or orangutuan) can't do this. I guarantee there's no great ape that can do this," Sarmiento says, pointing to the frame in the film when the creature turns in full stride to look over its shoulder at the camera. "A gorilla couldn't do this. It can't turn it's head. An ape would have to stop and turn around to look at the camera." Apes can walk on two legs, he said, but not with the stride and gait the Patterson Bigfoot uses. That's a human trait.

"And the breast is covered in hair. Gorillas don't have hair on their breasts. Apes only have breasts if they're nursing, but there's no baby in the film," Sarmiento said. "Females usually have a baby around, and I don't think it would leave and not take the baby." Sarmiento added that the bottom of the Bigfoot's foot in the film isn't an ape's foot with an opposable toe and even noted that it looks somewhat like a padded house shoe.

So what is it? What does the film show? "If I can't show it either way, why would I make the call," Saremiento said. "If it's real it has to be a whole new species. Is it a man in a monkey suit? I don't know. If I said that and it turned out not to be, then I'd look stupid."
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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Ohio EOBIC Meeting Oct, 2, 2009

I was asked by Don Keating to give a presentation about my travels at his meeting at Salt Fork State park last night. I was a bit nervous, but then just did what I do best, talk.

Don discussed his new weather program and possible guests for his 2010 conference.

There has been no new activity reported in Ohio, and when we went out squatching after the meeting, all we caught was a cold.

here are some pics from the meeting! Enjoy!