Convincing Sasquatch Sighting!

Hello, Bigfoot fans!

Wanted to share a video with you from a (fairly) recent sighting in North Dakota. In this clip, Christopher Baur shares a compelling story of tracking Sasquatch from a neighbor’s house for approximately seven miles! He took several photos of footprints which included measurements. Its 18 x 8 inch imprint with a 4 foot stride sounds about right to me. If I had caught wind of this in time I would have flown out to ND to investigate this myself, while the tracks were frozen in the snow.

GRRRRRRRR! monkey staringWordPress is being stubborn and won’t let me insert the video in the body of this post. Please click this link to view the video!


BIGFOOT: A Brief History

Sasquatch has many monikers. It’s easy to interchange Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch, or even the Abominable Snowman in some places around the globe. In The Tethered World we learn they are really trolls. Yes, trolls! Those nasty, mean creatures of folklore.

No matter what they’re called, the reader has the same mental image: BIG and HAIRY. The neanderthal-type legend seems to be one of the more modern-day myths that still makes headlines, with organizations dedicated to tracking one of these big apes down.


Photo by Pat McCauley

But IS Sasquatch a myth? After all, one doesn’t find too many news stories about people running across fairies…at least not with such frequency.

In actuality, this furry giant has been around for quite some time. In the Himalayan mountains of Tibet, where the Yeti is also called the Abominable Snowman, the legend of a “wild man of the mountains” predates the religion of Buddhism.


We can thank J.W. Burns for bringing us the term “Sasquatch” which was a mispronunciation of an Indian word in the Vancouver BC area. Burns is credited with making Sasquatch known worldwide due to the many interviews he conducted among the Chehalis Indians with whom he worked and publishing what he learned in the local paper. British Columbian encounters and sightings of footprints have been circulating for over 100 years.

Generally, the Pacific Northwest is where most sightings have taken place. The Indians also used terms such as “Hairy Giants,” “Wild Ones,” and “Forest Fathers” to describe the creatures they claimed lived far up in the mountains.

Those of us in the United States know the large, furry creature simply as “Bigfoot!”

Nephilim? Exciting Excavations!

I just came across these AMAZING photos (thank you Pinterest) showing various archeological excavations of GIANTS! I don’t mean extremely tall people. I’m not talking about basketball player stature either. These are unbelievable, jaw-dropping giants. Could they have been the Nephilim mentioned in Genesis six? Oh, if only these skeletons could talk (okay, maybe not. That would be creepy).

But, hey, a picture IS worth a thousand words, so I hope you’ll check out this link and be properly blown away!


Do you think people of this size really existed? Could these photos be fake? Snopes seems to think so.

Lousy Little Leprechauns

What’s the big deal about the little Leprechaun? No, not the one on your cereal box. The legendary leprechaun that guards his gold at the end of the rainbow. The one that will, supposedly, grant you three wishes in exchange for his freedom—if you’re quick enough to snag one and make him your prisoner.leprechaun

Leprechauns have a long history in folklore. They haven’t always been cute little bearded men, either. Early Irish legends had some pretty menacing characters as leprechauns. It would seem that the Irish would’ve been barefoot if not for the the leprechaun’s shoe making skills. Besides being famous as cobblers and for hoarding gold, they also had a reputation for drinking and deceiving. They were narcissistic tricksters that only looked out for themselves, at everyone else’s expense.

Here’s a link to a short history of leprechaun lore. One thing is certain, if you happen to be lucky enough to meet one of these fellows, watch your back! Leprechauns cannot be trusted.

Meet the *Charming* Chupacabra!

This just in . . . some pretty serious footage of a creature thought to be local, deep-south folklore. The Chupacabra is relatively new on my legend-radar, and there are a plethora of mainstream myths to keep me sufficiently occupied. However, I just came across this video on a friend’s Facebook wall and felt it worthy of a share on my blog.

Briefly, the Chupacabra came on the legendary and elusive scene back in 1995 in Puerto Rico when eight sheep were found dead with unexplained puncture wounds to the chest. The animals were drained of blood. Not long after this, an eyewitness claimed to have seen an unknown creature kill over 150 farm animals in a similar fashion. Since then, there have been many supposed sightings of the creature dubbed the “goat sucker” (that is what Chupacabra means in Spanish!).

Sounds like a cuddly little guy, doesn’t it? Well, I’ll let you watch the video and reach your own conclusion. I must say that the “expert” interviewed in this film must not be much of an expert on anything if he can’t tell this unusual animal from a mangy dog! Ever see a dog eat with its front paws like a kangaroo?

I didn’t think so.

Sea Dragon?

I think this video will speak for itself. What an incredible specimen that washed up on the shore in New Zealand. This enormous, elusive beast seems ancient . . . perhaps it even died of old age. People are speculating that it may be a whale carcass or some sort of seal. Sorry, but this creature doesn’t fit into a known box. Looks like a magnificent Dragon of the Deep to me!

What do you think?

Bigfoot Goes on Tour?

Like a bad off-OFF-Broadway production, the so-called body of Bigfoot will be on tour this year. Perhaps another name for this post could be “Rick Dyer Strikes Again.” You remember Mr. Dyer . . . he’s the self-proclaimed professional Bigfoot hunter that pulled a dandy of a hoax back in 2008, touting that he shot a Yeti and was selling his body to the highest bidder. It didn’t take long to recognize a rubber ape costume from an actual mammal.

Dyer claims that this time it’s the real deal. “Bigfoot is not a tooth fairy, Bigfoot is real,” Dyer said. “The most important thing to me is being vindicated, letting people know that I am the best Bigfoot tracker in the world and it’s not just me saying it.” 

Hmmm, I think vindication involves proving that you’re right about something. Lying to the world and trying to sell it to the bidder with the deepest pockets is more akin to perjury than being tragically misunderstood. And although Mr. Dyer is getting some media attention, I think those of us that are serious about Sasquatch fear it’s more of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” And Texas may be one of the Top Ten states for Bigfoot sightings but I’d be surprised to find a Yeti in San Antonio where trees are short and scarce. These dudes like heavy-duty woods.   


For now, I’m taking the wait-and-see approach. When the body of Bigfoot comes to a town near me, I’ll make a trek and ask a lot of hard questions. In the meantime, I’ll watch what unfolds with a large dose of skepticism. It seems the fame Rick Dyer seeks may be as elusive as the animal he hunts, although he could become famous as the next “Pinocchio.” 

Dealing with Skeptics

In my line of work, I cannot afford to be thin-skinned. When I put myself and my beliefs on the line–literally ‘online’–for all the world to see, I can’t be easily offended by the scoffers. I’m practically sending an invitation to them: “I believe in Bigfoot! Come check out what I have to say!”

Yeah . . . kinda sounds funny to me too.

That’s all right. I’m willing to dialogue about what I know. I’ll keep an open mind, if they will too. Otherwise, it’s simply a one-sided monologue. If that’s all they’re after then the skeptic can start writing their own blog and monologue all they want!

When something is not readily seen and tangible, the give-me-proof people shut down. They are not patient. They are not willing to explore. They lack faith. They are usually the atheists that can’t see past the DNA and Milky-way to notice the Creator behind the creation. Makes me sad for them.

That’s okay. Those of us willing to walk through the ‘wardrobe’ will be the ones that get to have the adventure. That wardrobe isn’t big enough for everyone, now is it?