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FARMINGTON — A smashed watermelon is spread out in the middle of a dirt road in Upper Fruitland, a community where everything from giant pterodactyls to walking lizards to furry children have been reported.
The watermelon happens to be for Bigfoot, another one of the inhabitants of the bucolic town on the outskirts of the Navajo reservation.
“My grandma left it for him,” says Felicia Frank, who lives nearby. “I said, “Grandma, you’re feeding Bigfoot?’”
Down the road, Frank points out where several people have sighted the legendary, hairy being, along with other odd species.
“Things like this happen all the time on the rez,” she says, noting that it is not just in Upper Fruitland that these extraordinary sightings occur.
It’s just a matter of getting people to talk about it.
Talk about taboo
Myths and legends about creatures from the Chupacabra to the Jersey Devil to Bigfoot are everywhere, but in southern New Mexico and parts of Texas people say they’ve seen birds so big they seem prehistoric.
One man claims the rugged landscape near Las Cruces hides a mystery that’s haunted him for several years.
Dave Zander has lived near the Doña Ana Mountains for more than 30 years spending almost all his spare time hiking, exploring and fossil hunting in the range between the Robledo and Organ mountains.
He saw something that he’s unable to explain and many people find hard to believe.
He recalls the day eleven years ago when he spotted something extraordinary: two creatures perched on a mountain less than a mile away.
“These creatures were so huge they looked like the size of small planes,” Dave Zander said. “All of the sudden one of them jumped off dropped off the top of the mountain, came down the front of the mountain and all the sudden these huge wings just spread out.
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – A descendant tribe of Geronimo’s 19th century tribal band opposes an attempt by the legendary Apache leader’s descendants to repatriate his remains to New Mexico.
Jeff Houser is chairman of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. He says he’s upset that his tribe wasn’t consulted by Harlyn Geronimo, the warrior’s great-grandson, before he announced a lawsuit seeking to return Geronimo’s remains to New Mexico.
Houser says moving the remains would be desecration and his tribe doesn’t believe they should be disturbed. Harlyn Geronimo says his family believes members of Skull and Bones — a secret society at Yale University linked to presidents and other powerful figures — took remains in 1918 from a burial plot in Fort Sill to keep in its New Haven clubhouse.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)