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Bigfoot Meets NatureFest October 11th. & 12th. 2013
All proceeds from NatureFest 2013 to be used toward the purchase of playground equipment for the preserve.
The twelfth annual Texas Bigfoot Conference will take place Saturday, March 16, 2013, at
the Fort Worth Convention Center. It will run from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The conference is
sponsored by the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy, a nonprofit 501c(3) scientific
research organization. To pay in advance to attend the conference, go here.
A superb lineup of speakers will offer fascinating, never before heard, presentations on a
variety of topics concerning the existence of a large bipedal ape living in remote parts of
North America, including Texas and surrounding states.
Archaeologist and adventurer Josh Gates, star of television’s Destination Truth. Josh has
traveled the world investigating mysteries and unexplained phenomena, including
creatures similar to the North American wood ape (bigfoot).
Jeff Meldrum, Idaho State University Associate Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology
and author of “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science.”
Bill Munns, Veteran Hollywood FX artist and author of “The Munns Report,” a detailed
analysis of the Patterson-Gimlin Film. Munns’s research is ongoing and he will be
presenting information not yet presented to the public.
Kathy Strain, U.S. Forest Service anthropologist and author of “Giants, Cannibals &
Monsters: Bigfoot in Native Culture.” Strain will be sharing some of her latest research
regarding historical accounts of apelike creatures as recorded in Spanish-speaking
Brian Brown, owner of the digital marketing agency ideapark and producer of The Bigfoot
Information Project and The Bigfoot Show podcasts; member of the Texas Bigfoot
Research Conservancy Board of Directors. Brown will be presenting information
pertaining to prolonged observational field studies conducted by the TBRC the last two years in the Ouachita Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma and southwestern Arkansas.
The Fort Worth Convention Center is conveniently located in the heart of Fort Worth near
many hotels, restaurants, and and a wide range of cultural and artistic venues, including
the Stockyards National Historic District and downtown’s Sundance Square.
9:00-9:15 – Intro and welcome
9:15-10:25 – Bill Munns
10:25-11:35 – Kathy Strain
11:35-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:10 – Jeff Meldrum
2:10-3:40 – Brian Brown: “In the Valley of the Wood Ape”
3:40-4:00 – Break
4:00-5:30 – Josh Gates
5:30-5:45 – Break
5:45-7:00 – Audience questions and panel discussion.
7:00 – Closing remarks and thanks.
Ken Gerhard and the Houston Batman get some cryptozoological coverage this Halloween Season. Video at the link:
HOUSTON (KTRK) — Big Foot, the Chupacabra and the Loch Ness Monster — they’re all creatures of lore that have captivated mankind for centuries. But did you know that Houston has a legend of its own? We go back in time for a closer look at the case of the Houston Batman.
The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy (TBRC) has recently concluded a long-term continuous field research study called “Operation Persistence.” The goal of the operation was to observe and document the local wood ape population. Spanning ninety days and involving more than thirty TBRC investigators, the operation took place in an area located in the Ouachita Mountains in the region near the Arkansas-Oklahoma border. Members of the TBRC have operated in this area for more than a decade, including during 2011’s long-term research study, Operation Endurance.
Over the course of Persistence, investigators collected a large amount of digital and physical evidence. While the digital evidence (in the form of unattended trail-cam photography and audio recordings) is still being analyzed, several hairs collected near the group’s research facility have been inspected microscopically. Following are our conclusions regarding each of the six samples recovered, including associated photomicrographs.
The latest “Texas Blue Dog” sightings (continually referred to as “chupacabras” by the media) hit close to home, just north of Austin in Cedar Park.
Experts explain Chupacabra sighting in Cedar Park (Video)
By: Sebastian Robertson
A Central Texas man believes he has photos of the mythical animal, the Chupacabra.
Rick Cumpston snapped photos of what he says could be the legendary monster-like creature “El Chupacabra” over the weekend at a Cedar Park winery. YNN spoke with a local wildlife expert who said the photos most likely captured wild animals forced closer to civilization due to drought.
The pictures were taken by Rick Cumpston over the weekend at a winery in Cedar Park. Cumpston says he first came across the unique looking animals about two weeks ago in the back of his workshop.
“There was a sudden surge of fear. I didn’t know what I was looking at. I didn’t know if it was aggressive. I didn’t know whether to grab the gun or grab the camera,” he said.
Cumpston said they resemble “El chupacabra,” meaning goat sucker in Spanish. It has been described as a monster-like creature that sucks the blood out of livestock, originating from Latin America folklore.
“I really have no idea what it is, my main interest was just to photograph it,” Cumpston said.
Erica Hendrix is licensed to Rehabilitate Wildlife for the state. She said the unique photos are most likely another sign of the drought — sick animals wondering close to town, looking for food.
“These are more dog-like. You can see it in their stature,” Hendrix said. “In the pictures that I saw, you could see the red, inflamed skin and the patches of hair. These are definitely not the mythical creatures.”
Her logic may bring the story back to reality, but Cumpston remains convinced there may be more to the story than meets the eye.
Experts say if you have strange animals roaming your property, you can set up a live trap.
Click here for help with wildlife rehabilitation.
Bigfoot’s come a long way …
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Creature sightings reported in Mission for weeks
NEAR MISSION — An orangutan-like primate reportedly roams the streets here, but no one has been able to capture an image of it — much less the animal itself.
Several law enforcement agencies have heard reports — often rumors — of a large orange- and red-furred animal that wears a white beard, but only one has a documented case.
On April 15, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office received a call concerning the creature from a homeowner in the 6200 block of Western Road, according to information from Sheriff Lupe Treviño. Jose Garcia spotted the animal running into an orchard in the southwestern corner of Mile 5 and Western Road shortly after 10:15 p.m., according to the report. And Garcia told authorities a family member also saw it, several days earlier near Mile 3 and Western Road, west of Mission.
Investigators who went to the scene solicited the help of John Franz, a Brooks County cowboy, to help apprehend the animal. Dispatchers clocked in Franz’s arrival several hours later at 3:29 a.m. April 16. It’s unclear from the report if anyone else spotted the creature or if it was caught.
Tuesday morning, Mission police became the latest to catch wind of the animal when they received a report from a student aboard a school bus. The sighting of a large primate — later described as the size of a 13-year-old boy — was reported near Stewart Road and Mile 2, said Cpl. Manuel Casas, Mission police spokesman. An officer searched the area, but did not find anything, he said.
Lupe Tijerina, who owns a home just north of the intersection in Mission, was cutting the grass outside his home Tuesday afternoon. The 77-year-old said he hadn’t seen or even heard of the alleged primate roaming his part of town.
“Ah, Chihuahua. Oh my golly,” Tijerina said after hearing the animal was reportedly the size of a teenage boy. “That’s scary. We have a lot of grandchildren and great-grandchildren over here.”
Mission police later corrected the initial information released and said the sighting had occurred near Mile 2 and La Homa Road, which placed the new sighting in Palmview’s jurisdiction.
Palmview police Chief Chris Barrera said he heard of reports in Mission, but his office had not received any calls.
Norma Vargas, 42, works at the H&H Meat Market at the Palmview intersection where the alleged orangutan was spotted Tuesday morning. Though she hadn’t seen the animal, she said, her 10-year-old son Alberto had mentioned a sighting about two weeks ago as they drove through a neighborhood near Mile 6 and La Homa Road and came across a group of sheriff’s deputies standing outside a home. Her son asked if she knew why the officers were looking up at the trees. She said no.
“They’re looking for a monkey who bit his owner,” she recalled Alberto telling her, and one of his friends who lives in the neighborhood had spotted it.Creature sightings reported in Mission for weeks Brownsville Herald
Check out the intriguing photos of a possible bigfoot over at the TBRC website.
Some fringe types, and skeptics, think bagging a sasquatch will end the debate once and for all. Fortunately Loren Coleman and company are Taking A Stand Against Killing Bigfoot. Loren has stepped down from the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy, along with John Kirk, giving his reasoning behind the decision. www.Anomalist.com
It is rather strange to be a member of the Board of Advisors of the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy (TBRC), and not be asked for my opinion, insights, or thoughts on trying to kill an unknown species in the field. I now see that the TBRC came up with a policy without letting me know.
As of today, I am resigning from the Board of Advisors of the TBRC. I understand that earlier today, John Kirk also resigned. John’s short statement related that he quit due to the following reason:They have adopted a pro-kill policy and I am against this….I cannot condone this kind of thing being done in the name of science.
I find it unfortunate that the members of the Board of Directors of the TBRC are out in the woods, seemingly and randomly, shooting at furry animate objects they feel they should kill to prove the existence of Bigfoot. Besides the unknown legal implications of such behavior (What if the species is found to be Homo? What if it is a human in a hairy suit?), I have been an open advocate of the live capture (telebiology), and non-killing of hairy unknown hominoids for decades.
There is no reason for me to be a figurehead member of a group of advisors who are not being asked for advice. I must resign from this group, immediately.
John Kirk resigned, and brought to my attention the group’s active pro-kill policy, as noted in The Echo Incident and Operation Endurance.
Gotta pay this location a visit soon!
Goat-Man Bridge Nick’s Fortean Pic(s) of the Day
A bridge in Denton, TX, has a strange history linked to tales of a grotesque creature alleged to frequent the place. And Nick Redfern points out the state of Texas has more than one legend of the same type creature, with similar reports from other locations across the United States. Redfern provides a photograph of the quaint Denton construction that has its own private monster.
Mike Rugg’s DNA Project Update Cryptomundo
Mike Rugg of Bigfoot Discovery Project gives the latest on efforts to break down the DNA from samples believed to have come from Bigfoot evidence gathered at several sites around North America. Rugg explains the difficulties emerging from an ongoing DNA analysis being conducted at a laboratory in Texas and announces a separate effort is about to begin. Rugg’s call for more Bigfoot samples is presented in video format, and the latest report on the progress at the Texas laboratory, headed up by Melba Ketchum, indicates some surprises have surfaced in the analysis her team is performing, as seen in Sasquatch DNA Project Update.