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.

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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.

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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.

20TH CENTURY SASQUATCH

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!

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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.