Production company searching for Raystown lake monster
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Production company searching for Raystown lake monster
By Barbara Cowan, email@example.com
And the site : www.raystownray.com.
Are We Closing in on Bigfoot?
DNA evidence, amazing photos, increased sightings and new high-tech detection methods suggest that we may be close to discovering the truth about Bigfoot
In early April, 2001, British scientists made a startling announcement. After examining the DNA in a strand of hair thought to come from a Yeti - the Asian cousin to America's Bigfoot - scientists were unable to identify it as coming from any known animal.This astonishing discovery is the most recent peak of what has become a growing mountain of evidence that we share this planet with an as-yet undiscovered species - or perhaps several species - of bipedal primates. And whether they are a kind of ape or are more closely related to humans - or something in-between - is unknown. But this new scientific evidence combined with new detailed photos and an increasing number of compelling sightings holds the promise that we may be very close to solving the mystery.
The DNA Evidence
The great Himalayan mountain range lies on the border between
Read more here: http://paranormal.about.com/library/weekly/aa040901a.htm
Misiganebic a lake creature with a horse's head, or sometimes described as having a snake or eel like head is said to exist in several lakes in the
The creature was also said to have been seen in
Lake Saint-Jean is also said to be the occasional home to the snake head monster.
In 1880, a snake "as thick as a telegraph pole " colour "dark green", was seen between the lighthouse and the shore. Since 1975, with a peak in 1980, local newspapers reported persistent observations of a "monster in the lake.
In (as far as I can establish, I had to translate this from French and I am out of practice) 2000 ,a Mr. Geoffroy and his son , saw an unidentified animal from the edge of
was a prehistoric beast stuck there as the Gouin dam basin was formerly open to the sea .
Mocking Lake is also located in
My translation may be a bit off in places but it appears
Also this great post appeared today about a tunnel monster :
A reader forwarded this account printed in the Toronto Sunday Sun on March 25th, 1979:
It was a warm summer’s day in August of 1978 when a Toronto area man had an experience with a strange creature that would forever change his life. Read more at :
The US Navy captured a 140-foot monster in
I was going to keep this for April 1st but thought it would give you all a laugh on a Sunday and lighten up the day.
Over the years, hundreds of investigations to find the beast have proved unsuccessful and the notion that something so large can go undetected for so long have, for most people, rendered it a modern day myth, a quirky tale, a ploy to bring in tourists .So, when news emerged of a similar sighting on Lake Windermere in 2006, people were quick to dismiss it in the same way. Millions of people travel up and down the 11-mile stretch of water each year – how can nobody have seen anything before now? Then in February 2007, professional photographer Linden Adams snapped pictures of a large bow wave moving along the lake, dipping and circling in the calm water, from a viewpoint around 2.5km away and more than 1,000ft up on Gummers How. “Even though I was a long way away, I could see that it wasn’t just a freak wave or a swan or anything like that,” says
Unfortunately it had no date. : (My paraphrasing here as I no longer have a copy of the book))
A seaman on board a ship heading for
In 1927 a steamship travelling from
I have been unable to find out anymore about these sightings but there is a
Wednesday, March 24 06:15 pm Reuters Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor
Genetic material pulled from a pinky finger bone found in a Siberian cave shows a new and unknown type of pre-human lived alongside modern humans and Neanderthals, scientists reported on Wednesday. The creature, nicknamed "Woman X" for the time being, could have lived as recently as 30,000 years ago and appears only distantly related to modern humans or Neanderthals, the researchers reported. "It really just looked like something we had never seen before," Johannes Krause of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in
The genetic sequence tells scientists little about what the creature would have looked like or whether it interacted with other humans living in the Altai mountains of
There has been a lot of excitement about this small bone in view of were it was found. Could this be the Siberian bigfoot ? I think we need to remember that it is only one small bone and that it will take time to analyse and being so small it may be impossible to get a lot of data from it. Though we all hope that it turns out to be something new , maybe a possible ape/human hybrid(It has been speculated that at the time of the split in the hominins line that apes and humans still sometimes mated), we mustn’t get our hopes too high.
Then I found this today:
Lac Massawippi is located in the Eastern Townships near
Update: March 2007 We received the following via email:
Saw Wippi in April of 1984 on opening of fishing season while out with another adult and my 12 year old sun. We clearly saw the creature with its head out of the water.Our thanks to the witness. Further information shall be published if possible.Source: http://www.quebec.pararesearchers.org/html/lac_massawippi.html
So it appears Whippi is alive and well, does anyone have any more information? I still think the photo looks like a dolphin’s nose or something similar, what do you think?
For those interested in
Everyone who reads this blog knows about my love of sea serpent and lake monster stories so I was pleased to see
Everyone who reads this blog knows about my love of sea serpent and lake monster stories so I was pleased to seean excellent article on sea serpents in the Fortean Times:
The Golden Age of Sea Serpents
Sailors, scientists and 19th-century monsters of the deep
By Mark Greener March 2010
The 19th century was the golden age for sea serpents. Many of the most vivid and credible reports of “sea monsters” come from 19th-century sailors – sometimes in such detail, with such eloquence, with such verisimilitude, that only the most cynical sceptic can dismiss them as the products of overactive imaginations or hoaxes. Victorian scientific journals and magazines regularly carried reports of sea serpents being shot at, captured and even – from a certain point of view – being turned into knife handles. Yet around the turn of the 20th century, the number of reports began to decline.
Read the rest here:http://www.forteantimes.com/features/articles/3121/the_golden_age_of_sea_serpents.html
And to finish off another excellent article:
Legends and sightings of big cats in the
In 1897 Noah Shook claimed he was pursued by a large, hissing creature.
In 1947 three fisherman reported that they had seen a dinosaur type creature swimming in Tallow Bay Rock.
In 1994, Mr. H while visiting the place his father’s ashes were scattered on the lake , saw what he described as being a large rain slick in the water. "I had never seen any thing in the like that before" he said.
In 1997, a couple travelling at night claimed they saw waves that were 3 to 4 feet high, caused by something in the water. There wasn’t any wind and the water was calm and there were no boats in the area.
Charlie is not the only strange creature in the area:
There have also been reports of a snake like creature, living in
In the 1970s, an unnamed woman , said she was leaning over her small row boat in order to grab a bullfrog for her pond when a creature "just popped its head right out of the water and looked at me!" The woman screamed from fright and the creature dived beneath the water leaving foaming bubbles. The woman left immediately.
Both lakes are in The Charleston Provincial Park. The park also provides habitat for the rare black rat snake which is also the largest snake found in the area. The Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta) sometimes called a pilot black snake is a non-venomous species . It prefers wooded areas and is known for having the ability to climb the trunk of large mature trees . It is known to reach lengths of 8 feet( 2.6 metres) but one was found that was 9.1 ( 3metres)feet long.
Now what if it fell from a tree into a lake? That would explain the hissing creature that chased Mr Shook all those years ago. It may also account for some of the other sightings but not all of them. Just a thought for Monday.
I found this excellent article about Frank Searle:
What lies beneath
Published Date: 04 September 2005 By LIESE SPENCER
MONSTER-HUNTERS are an endangered species at Loch Ness these days, but back in the 1970s its shores bristled with schoolchildren, hippies, students and renegade scientists all hoping to catch a glimpse of the world's last living dinosaur. Among them, though, one hunter in particular stood out. Frank Searle first appeared at the loch in 1969. No one knew where he came from - or where he went when he disappeared 14 years later - but in between, he became almost as famous as the creature itself.
From the start, Searle was different from the rest. While they lived in casual communes, sharing food and ideas at the Loch Ness Investigation Bureau, Frank set up camp on the other side of the loch, alone. While they scuba-dived and kept a 24-hour surface watch, to no avail, Frank quickly put together an album of Nessie shots from his look-out in the woods. Monster-hunters who had spent hours vainly raking the waters with cameras and sonar could only look on in frustration as his grainy images of slender-necked, hump-backed beasties were splashed across the press. Who was he? He was born in
A vocal sceptic of Searle's photographs, scientist Adrian Shine, had been described by the author as "the most accomplished liar ever to have trod the shores of Loch Ness". Soon after he had successfully petitioned the publishers to withdraw the book, Shine and his research team were the victims of a botched petrol-bombing as they slept on the beach. Searle told the police he had been painting his caravan at the time. A few days later, he disappeared. The caravan he had lived in for so long was kicked into the water - a taste of what would happen to his reputation in subsequent years. Although a version of Searle resurfaced in the 1996 film Loch Ness, played by Keith Allen, the man himself was never seen or heard of again. He simply vanished.
When producer-director Andrew Tullis first began to research Searle's story for Channel 4, nobody would talk about him. "What Frank did was buried by the people who stayed at the loch," he says, "because they didn't like his methods. They didn't think he had helped their cause one bit." Intrigued, the director decided to make a film "not about the Loch Ness Monster or the monster-hunters, as such, but about this man who came into their midst and mucked things up". With black-and-white snapshots and flickering, colour-saturated cine-film, his documentary is an elegiac evocation of the monster rush of the 1970s. Grinning students with heavy haircuts zip themselves into wetsuits. Schoolkids in flares lie in the grass, scrutinising the water through binoculars. It's all a great adventure.
Thanks to its extraordinary depth, the 23-mile-long loch holds more fresh water than all the lakes and rivers in
The sentence saying that his caravan was kicked into the water tells you a lot about the attitude to Frank. It is the reason I always kept to myself and rarely mixed with the other so called "Monster Hunters" . Despite what they all say about him Frank brought a lot of people and publicity to the area which helped publicise their efforts as well as his own. I think now Frank is dead they should stop assassinating him and leave him in peace. the story is well documented, every one knows what he was like , there is no need to continue a campaign against a dead man. Accept him for what he was , a product of the times who was part of the scene at the Loch and who brought something to the Loch in his own way.
March 14, 2010 By: DAVE ZUCHOWSKI
Is it the power of the pen, the power of suggestion or the promise of anonymity that produced the latest rash of reports of Bigfoot sightings in
A site about
REUTERS NEWS SERVICE 13Jun96 SOUTH
The waterfall called
In 1962 at the nearby Umgeni River, a KZN Conservation Services game ranger, named Buthelezi, saw a creature with a horse-like head on the shore. When he got closer it vanished back into the river.
Johannes Hlongwane claims saw the Inkanyamba twice, once in 1971 and again in 1981. (He was the caretaker of a caravan park near Howick Falls between 1969 and 1985.). In 1981, Johannes Hlongwane was looking into the misty falls when he saw the form of a giant monster, with is neck raised about . thirty-two feet( 10 metres) into the air. He said it had a crest running along its back.
Bob Teeney claimed that in 1995 he saw a 25 feet (8 metres) giant serpent-like creature rise of the depths. He could see it’s head and neck. Bob Teeney has a fast-food shop at the falls claims to have the photographs to prove it. Fuzzy pictures of what he says is the creature rearing its head from the pool line the walls of his shop. One of the pictures, taken by a tourist, shows a pipe-like neck rising from a half-submerged swollen "body." Three smaller "monsters," which look like ducks, are swimming next to it. Teeney says the duck-like objects are baby monsters. Teeny says the monsters belong to an aquatic, snake-like dinosaur family known as the Plesiosaur.
The Inkanyamba are said by sceptics to be not a dinosaur like creature but to be a population of giant migratory, carnivorous eels, which are allegedly indigenious to southern
Article here on monster:
Richard Freeman claims it is a hoax:
Have a look at the articles and the photo…..what do you think? AS anyone who reads this blog knows I don't believe a dinosaur could have survived all these years in it's original form and would have to have evolved. Therefore it appearing excatly as it does in the text books is very unlikely.
Ongoing speculation that a fearsome feline, possibly a cougar or puma, is stalking the picturesque landscape has been strengthened after pictures of a creature’s tracks were taken by keen rambler Julie Penrose, 60.
full story here:
New discoveries always bode well for cryptozoology as it shows there is much out there yet to be found.
NASA finds shrimp dinner on ice beneath
(March 17) -- In 2005, archaeologist Adam Brumm was in the midst of a dig on the sweltering Indonesian
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Little people are in the news this week:
By Doug Aamoth on March 17, 2010
Today is St. Patrick's Day. What better strange and mysterious creature to examine from a cryptozoological standpoint than the leprechaun? Modern-day depictions of the leprechaun—little bearded men with pots of gold filled by paychecks from television appearances hocking sugary children's cereal—can be seen as “little more than a series of offensive Irish stereotypes,” according to Wikipedia, so let's dig in to the actual mythology a bit.While traditionally human in appearance, the general belief is that leprechauns are either a type of fairy, or elves “said to serve as defenders of the faerie community.” The word “leprechaun” is thought to have grown from the Old Irish word “luchorpan”—“lu” meaning “small” and “corp” being the root of the Latin word “corpus,” meaning body.