Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wild Animals-Suicide???? Zaney Zainesville!

The town of Zanesville, Ohio, was on lock down on Wednesday morning, with schools closed and drivers told to stay in their cars as police tracked dozens of wild animals who escaped from a nearby preserve.

The Columbus Dispatch reported that the man who ran the preserve — which included lions, tigers and bears, among other dangerous animals — had been found dead. It was unclear what killed the man, who was identified as Terry Thompson.

Flashing lights on the roads warned early morning commuters of the loose animals.

Speaking on CNN on Wednesday morning, Jack Hanna, former director of the Columbus Zoo, advised residents to remain calm if they see one of the animals. “Do not run,” he said.

Deputies in Ohio’s Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office found themselves in unfamiliar territory Tuesday night: They were perched in the back of pickup trucks hunting for big game — lions, tigers, bears and even cheetahs — in the middle of Ohio.

Some four dozen animals escaped on Tuesday from an exotic animal farm in Zanesville, Ohio, and were loose in the area, according to the sheriff’s office. Law enforcement officials arrived at the farm, identified by The Associated Press as the Muskingum County Animal Farm, to find the owner, Terry Thompson, dead and the animal cages open.

“I would recommend staying in doors right now,” said Sheriff Matthew J. Lutz.

No attacks or injuries had been reported as of Tuesday evening, Mr. Lutz said, but several local schools announced they would be closed on Wednesday, at the sheriff’s recommendation.

In a news conference Tuesday evening, Mr. Lutz said that his deputies had shot and killed about 25 of the animals, including lions and wolves. That left about 20 more very large animals roaming the area.

“I’m going to say the word ‘mature,’ ” Mr. Lutz said. “Very big. Aggressive.”

He continued: “We’ve got a little bit of a list compiled. Mainly there were grizzly bears and black bears there. There were cheetahs, there were lions and there were tigers. Those are the primary things that we would be concerned with.”

Mr. Lutz said that while he was not certain the farm’s owner, Mr. Thompson, was current on his permits, he had been in the past. But that seemed to offer little comfort to the sheriff.

“Let’s just say, it’s a little loose,” Mr. Lutz said of the permit process, “in my opinion.”
Lion shot on Ohio farm.

Boggy Creek: The Legend is True-STREAMING LIVE THURSDAY

Cryptomundo will be releasing the link to the streaming video later today.

“Boggy Creek: The Legend is True” from Studio 3 Entertainment and director Brian T. Jaynes. The 2010 production was inspired by the urban legend of a monstrous “bigfoot” type primate living in and around “Boggy Creek,” which was also the basis for the Charles B. Pierce 1972 docu-drama film, “The Legend of Boggy Creek.” The original film, shot in and around the swamps bordering Arkansas and Texas, has reportedly sold over 1.5 million video copies and generated more than $20 million in net revenues. Hannover House is the entertainment division of Target Development Group, Inc.

The Hannover House advertising and publicity campaigns will target science-fiction, fantasy and horror genre fans through specialty publications, internet outreach and social media. DVDs will be priced at $14.95 suggested retail, and Blu-Ray units will be priced at $19.95 suggested retail. Based on the evergreen interest in cryptozoological monsters such as the “Boggy Creek” creature, Hannover House predicts that the video will be well received by both retailers and video consumers.

SYNOPSIS: When Jennifer’s father dies in a horrific accident, she finds herself drawn to his small cabin in Boggy Creek, Texas. She brings a few friends along for a week’s stay, but their vacation soon turns deadly. They are warned of an evil creature that has lurked near the waters for three decades, a terrifying monster that murders men and abducts women. While camping, Jennifer and her friends encounter the creature, finding themselves on the feeding grounds of the giant beast. What began as a journey of self discovery becomes a desperate fight for survival along Boggy Creek as they soon lean that the legend is true!

The film features an attractive cast of emerging young stars, including Melissa Carnell (“Savage County”), Stefanie Honore (“Final Destination”), Shavon Kirksey (“Coach Carter”) and Texas Battle (“Dragonball Evolution”). The film was produced by Christian Remde and written by Jennifer Minar and director Brian T. Jaynes. Next up on the production slate for Jaynes is the horror-thriller, “Humans vs. Zombies.”

While focusing primarily on theatrical releases in 2011, Hannover House is also committed to a large slate of DVD and Blu-Ray titles, such as “Boggy Creek: The Legend Is True.” Next on the schedule for Hannover House is “Turtle: The Incredible Journey” to hit theatres beginning June 24, under a releasing venture with SeaWorld Pictures.

“Boggy Creek: The Legend Is True” is a sci-fi thriller, 84 minutes running time, and will be release in color and in stereo. The film is not yet rated. DVD UPC is 7-61450-25533-3; Blu-Ray UPC is 7-61450-05533-9.

Monday, October 17, 2011

2011 PA UFO and Bigfoot Conference

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Public Service Announcement

Last night on the Squatch Detective radio show, Steve Kulls' guest was retired forest ranger Charles Branson of Honobia, Oklahoma.

Charles claims to have had interactions with bigfoots on his property for many, many years. The activity was such on his land that several organizations became interested in researching the area.

The individuals were always honest and upfront with Charles and for the past 10 years he has allowed them to place trail cams on what is discreetly known as "Area X".

Members of the organization are required to pay dues and to commit "service hours" for the organization. One of the chores required of certain members is to go to "Area X" and replace the cards and batteries on the trail cameras.

Charles had no problem with the researchers using his property until this past July 4th, when the organization's mission turned into more than just research.

One of the researchers caught sight of a bigfoot creature and took off in pursuit firing his AK 47 assault rifle with the intent to kill.

This organization and others, is often turning to the public pleading for donations to further their "research". If the organization has changed its original mission statement and have changed their stance from a "no-kill" to a "pro-kill" operation, then their donors should be made aware of this new practice.

The following has been transcribed from the Squatch Detective radio show last night:

At the 12:57 minute mark:

Steve: Have you ever gotten anybody that's ever come forward with a video to you, that, that you feel was a legitimate video?

Charles: Oh, we had some, uh.. We were letting some BRFO researchers from Oklahoma and Texas use our cabin facilities for the past ten years and they kept game cameras out all the time.

At the 15:15 minute mark:

Charles: We had a 4th of July incident in this area that I'm telling you about. It's OK to expand on it?

Steve: Sure...

Charles: ... researcher was actually shooting at one, trying to kill it with an AK-47. (unintelligible)

So we stopped them from using our facilities because, we know those folks are there, we don't want them bothered. They're non-violent, and we've watched them, ya know, for years, their habits and everything.

And uh, he was actually trying to kill one. And was honest enough to admit it. Which I admire, because there's not one in ten million that would admit that.

At the 27:10 mark:

Charles: ...they change seasonal their fur, just like other wildlife does.

And like this one, the 4th of July incident, uh, this fella said this one was about six and a half, seven foot tall.

He had light brown hair on his shoulders and up around his neck, real light brown and the rest of him was dark.

At the 52:43 minute mark.

Steve: Charles, you have such an appreciation for these things. Um, um, you...

Charles: They're wonderful people.

Steve: And uh, it seems like you've had more than one run in with these guys. It seems like you've almost had a nice relationship with them.

Charles: Yes, and they know it.

Steve: Now do they recognize people after a time, spell of time?

Charles: I think so. Spiritually I think they do. They're super smart. And uh, they, they can just feel...

And also, for your information, I've had... If you ever attack one, you better be careful, because they don't forget it.

Steve: Ha ha, ha... I guess not. Now have you ever known anyone to have ever attacked one or...?

Charles: Well I just told you about the 4th of July this year tried to kill one with an AK-47.

But when we go to the cabins, this hunting season, we're gonna have to be extra careful and communicate with them fellas. Ya know, let 'em know that wasn't us pulling that trigger.

We live... They're wonderful. I just wish everybody could learn to appreciate 'em more. And uh, I respect any person's right to not believe. But I also expect the same respect on my beliefs, ya know.

Steve: Now Charles, Charl...

Charles: If everybody could work together and stop the ridicule, just learn from each other then we could really move on with this thing.

And then at the 56:12 minute mark

Steve: Now the person trying to cap one with the AK-47, was that, that wasn't at your property was it?

Charles: Yes it was.

Steve: Ok, so now...

Charles: For ten years. we have give them permission to use the cabins because every so many months they go change their cameras out, see... And they was studying their habits, researching'. Uh, in fact, I've been there with them when they've played their recordings and get callbacks from 'em. I mean, it's the real deal.

But, we don't want them bothered, ya know. Well, that's it.

Steve: (unintelligible) but no guns...

At the 57:57 minute mark

Steve: Now, I have another question, and this goes back to the AK-47 incident, and that struck a political cord with some folks, and I'm gonna go ahead and honor the question.

Was there a particular group that was associated with this AK-47 incident?

Charles: Well, uh, it's BRFO, but I will not mention no names.

Steve: OK.

Charles: Because, the person has been extremely honest. And admitted it...

Steve: It wasn't the Texas group, or was it the Texas group?

Charles: Well Oklahoma and Texas both work together.

Steve: Gotcha. Gotcha. Well, that answers that question I suppose.

Steve: You sure it was the BFRO and not the, uh, next question, used to be the, gotcha Craig...

Charles: Well that's what they claim, but it could not be, ya know there's several splinter groups that says BRFO. I don't know whether it's official or not.

Steve: Is it possible that it could have been a group called the TRBC? Is it possible that you mixed those two up.

Charles: I'm not for sure (unintelligible) BRF...

You can listen to the archived show here: Squatch Detective Radio Show-Guest Charles Branson

For the record, the BFRO is not to be implicated in this story in any way. Mr. Branson was not sure of all of the letters in the acronym.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Letters From the Big Man

This year at the Ashland Independent Film Festival, Letters from the Big Man, which was written and directed by Christopher Munch won the Gerald Hirschfeld A.S.C. Cinematography Award.

The story revolves around "Sarah Smith, an artist and government hydrologist, who sets out on a post-fire stream survey in a remote part of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness of southwestern Oregon. In the course of her journey through this ancient and ecologically diverse land, she unwittingly finds herself interacting with a sasquatch man, and a mutual curiosity ensues. As their friendship deepens, Sarah must take bold steps to protect his privacy, as well as her own."

I am awaiting my review copy but from the trailer, this movie appears to be one that FINALLY depicts the sasquatch as the gentle, intelligent creature we believe him to be.