Thursday, December 18, 2014

12/18/2014 follow up in research area

12/18/2014 follow up in research area
Today This morning I entered the research area after receiving information of possible activity after arriving at the gifting site.
The peanut butter jar was returned to the site and prints were found the evidence was photograph and documented and one of the tennis balls that we left was moved we will be doing another follow up after Christmas.









12/13 /2014 Habituation site investigation

On December 13 2014 , Myself,  Tim Pierce and Travis Knuckles entered the habituation site around 11:00 am Rodney Adams was not able to join us due to having a severe cold
 Upon reaching the gifting area. We found to our surprise that the peanut butter jar that was taped to the tree was missing the tape that we use is Polyken 231 Military Grade Duct Tape with the Tensile Strength: 50 pounds per inch (longitudinal) and the jar is taped to the tree with 5 to 6 layers in which the only way to remove is to cut the tape. Also the can of potted meat that was taped to the tree was open by the pull tape. Also a can of tuna was found several feet from the Gifting site   All the other items such as glow sticks and squeaky toys and tennis balls were not disturbed
Upon noticing the peanut jar missing we searched the area and found know trace of it or the tape.
  We have been talking about moving our base camp and on this trip we did the location over looks two valleys and a draw.
Video cameras were set up in different areas and left running and audio recorders. Which means a lot of evidence to review. But this day was uneventful due to in being the first day of muzzle loading season but the day wasn't a complete wipe out as we search the area and found new structures that had been erected which were photograph and documented.
Myself and Rodney have been discussing doing a experiment which involved building our on Tee Pee and X structures and placing a trail cam to monitor what kind of response we would get. with the help of Tim and Travis we constructed one Travis placed a trail cam high in a tree to record any activity and Myself and Tim placed another jar of peanut butter and other goodies in this structure and we will return periodically to review the trail cams and check for any signs of evidence.
We will post our  findings as soon as they come available










Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12/13/2014 building a Tee Pee and X structures

For awhile now Myself and Rodney have discussed building a Tee Pee and X structures in our area of research as a experiment to see what kind of reaction we would get . Well last weekend 12/11/2014 with the help of Tim Pierce and Travis Knuckles we actually constructed one Travis Knuckles climbed into a tree and placed a Trail cam to document any activity and Tim Pierce place gifts . We will be going back in a few weeks to review any activity and will share everything we get as soon as possible.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 16,2014. Nite Callers Bigfoot Radio interviews Thomas Shay and Rodney Adams

Sunday night 8:00 p.m. Central Standard/9:00 Eastern November 16,2014. Nite Callers Bigfoot Radio interviews Thomas Shay and Rodney Adams from the Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research Group.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nitecallers/2014/11/17/nite-callers-bigfoot-radio-presents-northern-kentucky-bigfoot-research-group

In continuing the series on the North American Sasquatch Researcher, Nite Callers Bigfoot Radio is proud to present Thomas Shay and Rodney Adams from the Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research Group. Thomas Shay and Rodney Adams founded this group to document Bigfoot reports and encounters and to study the history of Bigfoot in Trimble, Carroll and Henry Counties of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky. The Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research Group is an open information group dedicated to sharing information with other researchers and the public as well.

Thomas Shay founder and lead researcher

Rodney Adams co founder and lead researcher

Team members

Leanette Hounchell

Steve Winn 

Jason Ritchie

Cierra Adams

Joe Spencer

Tim Pierce 

To contact the Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research Group, these are their links:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGWATsF2xGqKYZgorkOBN9Q

http://Bigfootlore.blogspot.com

Facebook Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research Group Trimble County Kentucky

Join us tonight as we learn about the Kentucky Bigfoot.  Don't miss the slideshow included with this program. It contains a phenomenal collection of research photos.
Sunday night 8:00 p.m. Central Standard/9:00 Eastern November 16,2014. Nite Callers Bigfoot Radio interviews Thomas Shay and Rodney Adams from the Northern Kent...ucky Bigfoot Research Group.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/…/nite-callers-bigfoot-radio-p…

In continuing the series on the North American Sasquatch Researcher, Nite Callers Bigfoot Radio is proud to present Thomas Shay and Rodney Adams from the Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research Group. Thomas Shay and Rodney Adams founded this group to document Bigfoot reports and encounters and to study the history of Bigfoot in Trimble, Carroll and Henry Counties of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky. The Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research Group is an open information group dedicated to sharing information with other researchers and the public as well.
Thomas Shay founder and lead researcher
Rodney Adams co founder and lead researcher
Team members
Leanette Hounchell
Steve Winn
Jason Ritchie
Cierra Adams
Joe Spencer
Tim Pierce
To contact the Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research Group, these are their links:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGWATsF2xGqKYZgorkOBN9Q
http://Bigfootlore.blogspot.com
Facebook Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research Group Trimble County Kentucky
Join us tonight as we learn about the Kentucky Bigfoot. Don't miss the slideshow included with this program. It contains a phenomenal collection of research photos.

The Conquistador and the Bigfoot: The Story of Mala Cosa

Last weekend Fort Worth hosted a bigfoot convention. People from all over the United States—including a number of self-proclaimed “crypto-zoologists”—descended on Cowtown sporting “We Are Not Alone” T-shirts and oversized shoes that looked like hairy feet. Many of these convention goers came for the novelty of the event: they’d watched shows like Finding Bigfoot and wanted to see why people were obsessed with a nonexistent creature. Most attendees, however, came because they believe that Bigfoot is real. That, somehow, a North American primate has evaded detection in a world with unmanned drones and Google Earth.
Although no one has managed to capture a sasquatch or even provided a bigfoot corpse, believers “prove” the existence of “wood apes” with fuzzy photographs, footprint molds, matted swatches of hair, and questionable DNA tests.
Bigfoot (Sasquatch) caught on tape!
Bigfoot (Sasquatch) caught on tape!
Bigfoot enthusiasts also reference historical accounts of hairy men. Cultures all over the world have legends of wild men that lived outside the comforts of civilization. American Indian folklore, in particular, is filled with tales of man-like beasts lurking in the woods. In Central America, the Tawahkas claimed that “hairy men” roamed the jungle and served as guards to the gateway to the afterlife. Perhaps the most famous of these American stories comes from the Pacific Northwest, where Indians believed that the hairy beasts lived on mountains and came down to steal fish from their nets. In some of these tales, bigfoots (bigfeet?) posses supernatural abilities, others are nothing more than humans with a wild streak, and still others are little more than another type of primate. While details vary, legends of hairy wild men abound.
One such wild man account comes from Texas. In fact, the first recorded bigfoot encounter in Texas happens to come from the first written anything from Texas. Yep, the first European to set foot in Texas came out with a bigfoot story.
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Cabeza de Vaca. Yep, his name translates to Cow Head.
The European’s name was Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. Born in 1488 in Spain, Cabeza de Vaca came to the New World for the same reason many other Spaniards had: he wanted to find gold and glory. In 1521, Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés defeated and subjugated the Aztecs, the most powerful Indian empire in the Americas. Cortés’s victory brought him wealth, power, and fame. It also made him the envy of every ambitious man in Spain. They wanted what Cortés had: to rule their own Indian kingdom full of gold and subjects. With this desire, thousands of would-be conquistadors descended on the Americas.
panfilo de Narvaez
Narvaez
One such person was Pánfilo de Narváez. After Cortés’s conquest of the Aztecs, the Spanish Crown gave Narváez title to colonize the area that is today’s northern Mexico and permission to subdue any Indian kingdoms he discovered. Narváez would only have to pay a 20 percent tax on the gold and silver he found. To ensure that the conquistador paid this tax, the Crown assigned Cabeza de Vaca to be Narváez’s treasurer and second in command. Six hundred men joined Narváez and Cabeza de Vaca in Cuba and boarded ships for northern Mexico in early 1528.
In April 1528, a series of mishaps—including the onset of a hurricane, poor navigating, and a misunderstanding of Caribbean ocean currents—saw Narváez and his expedition land not in northern Mexico, but instead near modern-day Tampa, Florida. Believing himself to be near his colonial claims, Narváez disembarked with Cabeza de Vaca and 300 men and told his ships to sail north, where he planned to meet them shortly. Narváez, Cabeza de Vaca, and the rest of the conquistadors then set off into the Florida interior to claim their riches.
Unfortunately for the Spaniards, Florida turned out to be, well, Florida. It was hot, miserably humid, and most of the Indians of the peninsula lived in poverty. There were no Indian kingdoms to be found, something that Narváez and Cabeza de Vaca discovered only after months of trekking through alligator and mosquito-filled swamps. By August 1528, the conquistadors had not only failed to find an Indian kingdom, but had begun to die of starvation and exhaustion. Local Indians, upset when the conquistadors raided their villages for food, contributed to this body count by firing poison-laced arrows at the Spaniards. With his original compliment of 300 men dwindled to 250, Narváez ordered his army to the coast to reunite with the supply ships. By this time, however, the ships had given up on the expedition and had returned to Spanish territory. Narváez hoped to do the same, so he oversaw the construction of five crude rafts and set sail from northern Florida bound for Mexico.  
Route
Cabeza de Vaca’s Route
The trip proved disastrous. The men had misjudged the distance to Mexico and had brought insufficient food and water. When a storm hit, Narváez’s vessel was lost at sea. Cabeza de Vaca’s boat endured, but became separated from the rest of the boats and crashed off the coast of Texas, probably Galveston Island. There, the some forty surviving Spaniards began to die of starvation. Those that lived did so by consuming the flesh of their fallen comrades. This brought its own problems, as dysentery ravaged the survivors’ numbers. Soon, only Cabeza de Vaca remained of the men on his boat.
For the next five years, Cabeza de Vaca wandered Texas. He learned local Indian customs and languages and, for a time, he thrived as a trader amongst the various Indian groups. At one point while traveling in Central Texas, one of these tribes took Cabeza de Vaca as a prisoner and for a few years, he served as their slave. Eventually, Cabeza de Vaca discovered that a neighboring tribe had three survivors from one of the other Spanish boats. So Cabeza de Vaca made contact with these survivors—one of whom was an African slave named Esteban—and together they were able to escape their Indian captors. The four men then headed south, making their way to Mexico City in 1536, over seven years since first arriving in Florida. There, the men gave an account of their epic journey, with Cabeza de Vaca’s version of events being published as the book La Relación.
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The survivors return trip to Mexico.
Cabeza de Vaca’s Relación contains some interesting information about the Spaniard’s time in Texas. He goes into depth about Indian diet, migratory habits, social structure, gender roles, and ways of war, valuable observations for historians because European diseases would decimate these tribes before more could be written about them. According to Cabeza de Vaca, some Texas Indians lived a comfortable, sedentary life in homes similar to those found in Spain. Other Indians constantly wandered, living off a diet of deer feces, lizards, and spiders. Although he never personally encountered a buffalo, Cabeza de Vaca saw buffalo hides and was the first to write about the animal. In one of his most poignant passages, Cabeza de Vaca noted that some Indian tribes had homosexual, transvestite males that performed women’s work and would act as women sexually.
Although these observations are fascinating, the most interesting story from Cabeza de Vaca’s Relación involves his time in a Coahuiltecan Indian village. Shortly after Cabeza de Vaca, the African Esteban, and the two other survivors escaped enslavement in Central Texas, they arrived in an Indian village in South Texas that had recently been attacked by a rival tribe. One Indian man had an arrowhead in his chest and was close to dying. Using rudimentary medical knowledge, Cabeza de Vaca removed the arrowhead, and the man soon recovered from his wound. Stunned, the tribe began to regard Cabeza de Vaca and his companions as gods, and they welcomed them to stay in their village. The Spaniards took them up on this offer and remained among the Coahuiltecan tribe for eight months. During this time they heard about bigfoot.
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Cabeza de Vaca removing an arrowhead.
According to the Coahuiltecans, fifteen years before Cabeza de Vaca’s arrival (This would be sometime around 1519-1520) a hairy, man-like creature began to attack their village at night. The Indians described the being as a “Bad Thing,” which Cabeza de Vaca recorded in Spanish as “Mala Cosa.”
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Spanish depiction of a demon.
In many ways, the Indians’ description of Mala Cosa fits our modern image of a sasquatch. Hair covered Mala Cosa’s face, setting him apart from the Coahuiltecans, whose Indian ancestry prevented them from growing beards. Also conforming to our perception of bigfoot, Mala Cosa was strong, strong enough to lift an Indian dwelling into the air and toss it to the ground. Much like sasquatch—and Chewbacca, for that matter—Mala Cosa could also rip a man’s arms from his sockets with ease.
Mala Cosa, however, was not the spitting image of bigfoot from those Jack Links commercials. For example, Mala Cosa was smaller than the average human, and he wore clothes. Sometimes the creature dressed in animal skins like an Indian male, other times he came covered like a female. Also unlike most reports of sasquatch, Mala Cosa was armed. He carried a sharp stone knife, which he used to carve three scars into his victim’s arms.
Feed your wild side.
Feed your wild side.
As described by the Coahuiltecans, Mala Cosa had supernatural powers. The Indians claimed that they always knew when Mala Cosa was coming into their village at night, because the hair on their arms and legs would stand on end. And just before the creature entered a home, a glowing vigil would appear on their doors. Mala Cosa would then enter the domicile, take a victim, and cut slashes into his or her arms with his sharp knife. The creature would sometimes slice open his victims’ abdomens, rip out their entrails, and toss them on to a fire.
According to the Indians, Mala Cosa wasn’t entirely evil. Using powers not understood by the Coahuiltecans, the creature would often seal his victim’s wounds after performing his sickening nighttime ritual. Mala Cosa would also come at nights when the Indians held dances, sneaking his way into their village unnoticed. At one point, the Coahuiltecans spoke to Mala Cosa and offered him food if he’d leave them alone. The creature refused the overture, but he did answer one of the Indian’s questions. When asked from where he came, Mala Cosa simply pointed to a crevice in the earth. After torturing the Indians for some time, Mala Cosa wandered off, and had not been seen for fifteen years prior to the Spaniards’ arrival.
Cabeza de Vaca reacted to the Coahuiltecan’s story like most of us react when watching Finding Bigfoot: he laughed his ass off and dismissed the story as nonsense. Nothing but a boogey-man tall tale. The Spaniard had seen some incredible stuff on his journey, but he refused to believe in a hairy magic man from the woods.
That was until the Coahuiltecans lined up one-by-one to relay their encounters with the Mala Cosa and to show Cabeza de Vaca where the creature had cut them with his knife. Scars covered the Indians’ bodies. This physical evidence, and the level of detail to the Coahuiltecans’ stories, convinced Cabeza de Vaca and his companions that Mala Cosa was more than a phantom. There was no way that these people would or could make up such an extensive lie. Devoutly Catholic, Cabeza de Vaca became convinced that the devil had sent Mala Cosa, and so the Spaniard set about instructing the Indians in the ways of Christianity. He informed them that a belief in the Christian God would ward off future visits from the satanic creature.
Except for references to Christianity, the encounter with Mala Cosa is the only supernatural aspect of Cabeza de Vaca’s Relación. Archeological and historical evidence can explain everything else in the book. Because of this, historians have been scratching their heads over what to make of the Mala Cosa story. Should it be dismissed as hokum? Does it discredit other aspects of Cabeza de Vaca’s story? Why would an otherwise factual narrative talk about a boogey man?
Donald Chipman, the preeminent scholar on Cabeza de Vaca, makes the argument that Mala Cosa was a sort of “shared illusion.” The creature represented the “other,” the things that “go bump in the night.” The Coahuiltecans, like most Indians, had shamans that attributed the unexplainable to the supernatural. Mala Cosa could have been a legend that was so engrained in Coahuiltecan society, that when they Indians had a bad year—as they may have had fifteen years before Cabeza de Vaca’s arrival—they personified their misfortune into the hairy creature.
In many ways, this explanation makes sense. Whatever the creature was, it didn’t have supernatural powers (sorry mystic bigfoot believers), so no matter what, some aspects of the Coahuiltecans’ story had to be made up. Why not all of it? It would wrap everything into a convenient package.
The only thing wrong with the supernatural explanation is that this is the only time that Cabeza de Vaca bought into the paranormal. He believed what the Indians were saying and he believed that the Indians believed what they were saying. A highly intelligent man, Cabeza de Vaca wouldn’t be fooled by hokum. He heard the Indian’s evidence, saw their scars, and concluded that something had attacked them fifteen years ago. Being a Christian, Cabeza de Vaca used the bible to explain Mala Cosa. Satan was responsible for the creature.
The Coahuiltecans believed Mala Cosa to be a magical, wild man-creature, Cabeza de Vaca argued that he was demonic, and historian Donald Chipman called Mala Cosa a “shared illusion.” There’s a third explanation: Mala Cosa was a European that had somehow reached Texas fifteen years before Cabeza de Vaca.
Robert Goodwin, author of Crossing the Continent, a biography of Esteban, believes Mala Cosa to be a Spanish slaver who came north from Mexico to capture Texas Indians. In some ways, Mala Cosa as a Spaniard makes sense. European ancestry would explain the creature’s hairy face, which would have set it apart from the beardless Indians. Mala Cosa’s sharp “flint” knife may not have been stone, but steel. Lacking a word for metal, and likely unable to comprehend the concept of metal without ever having seen it before, the Indians may have described the knife as being made of flint because it was the sharpest material they knew of.
There’s one thing wrong with Goodwin’s contention: when Cabaza de Vaca heard the Bigfoot story, Spanish expansion north from Mexico was still hundreds of miles south of Texas. If the Indians’ timeline was correct and Mala Cosa had arrived fifteen years before were true, then the Spanish would still be in the process of fighting the Aztecs. They wouldn’t expand northward with an enemy at their back. Even if some rogue band of Spaniards did make their way north, they probably wouldn’t be slavers, as their were plenty of potential slaves in population-dense Central America. There would be little reason to cross desolate northern Mexico for slaves.
Although this rules out Spanish slavers coming overland Mala Cosa, there is a possibility that Mala Cosa was a shipwrecked Spaniard. Spanish ships had been roaming the Caribbean since the arrival of Columbus in 1492, and many of these vessels had wrecked against uncharted shoals and coral reefs. Survivors then either died at sea or made their way to land. Before marching on the Aztecs in 1519, Cortes found a Spanish shipwreck survivor who had lived among the Indians of the Yucatan Peninsula for years. When one of the supply ships from the Narváez expedition crashed off the coast of Florida, a man managed to make it to land. He survived among the Indians for over ten years before a Spanish expedition found him.
Could Mala Cosa be a shipwreck survivor or, maybe, a sailor who had been thrown overboard by a storm or his fellow crew? Again, Spanish origin would explain the hairy face and sharp, possibly metal, knife. It may also explain Mala Cosa’s strength. Sailors of the day were strong. They had to lug heavy lines across the deck of ships, climb rigging, and fight with difficult to manage rudders and helms. The Coahuiltecan village’s proximity to the sea—probably some 50-100 miles—would make it accessible to someone who had been shipwrecked. Finally, many of Mala Cosa’s actions could be explained as those taken by a desperate man in an unfamiliar environment. A shipwrecked sailor without food would raid an Indian village to obtain some. During these raids he’d speak in a language unfamiliar to the village’s inhabitants, and, being scared and hungry, he would use violence to get what he wanted. Over the years, the Indians’ memory of this unfamiliar man could have exaggerated some of his qualities.
There’s also a historical president for Mala Cosa being a Spaniard who had come to Texas by sea. In 1519—the exact time of Mala Cosa’s arrival reported by the Coahuiltecans—Alonso Álvarez de Pineda sailed four ships off the Texas coast. There were no shipwrecks, and there’s no evidence that any of the sailors on the vessels actually stepped foot off the ships while in Texas, but Pineda entered into many Texas bays. It’s possible that one of his men disembarked in Texas for one reason or another.
Even this theory has holes. Wouldn’t the Indians who had encountered Mala Cosa, recognize that he had a similar appearance to Cabeza de Vaca? Possibly, but by the time Cabeza de Vaca arrived in the Indian village, he had shed his European clothing and wore animal skins in Indian fashion, he spoke multiple Indian languages, he’d grown deeply tanned from years in the Texas sun, and he’d lost all of his metal and European items that would make him distinct from the Indians. Except for his beard, Cabeza de Vaca was more Indian than European when he met the Coahuiltecans. So much so that the first Europeans to encounter Cabeza de Vaca upon his return to Mexico thought that he was Indian. If Mala Cosa were a Spaniard who had just arrived in Texas, he would appear much different to Indians than Cabeza de Vaca and his companions.
Still, the shipwrecked Spaniard theory doesn’t answer everything. Where’d the sailor go? Why wouldn’t he accept the food the Indian’s gave him? Why did he cut distinct marks into his victims’ arms? And could the Coahuiltecans’ memory of a man have distorted so much in fifteen years that they remembered him as having supernatural powers?
No explanation makes total sense. As such, the mystery of Mala Cosa will endure, and we’ll likely never know the true nature of who or what tortured the Indians of Texas in 1520. Lacking a plausible scenario, let’s just call Mala Cosa a bigfoot. It’s as good an explanation as any, and it will make our sasquatch-loving friends visiting Fort Worth very happy.
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
UPDATE: I spoke with Dr. Donald Chipman about the possibility that Mala Cosa was a sailor from one of Pineda’s ships or a shipwreck survivor. He acknowledged that this could explain the creature, but offered yet another possibility. In 1523, Spanish conquistador Francisco de Garay intended to land a 600-man army on the Panuco River in Central Mexico, but instead disembarked in what is today Tampico, Mexico, located just south of Texas. When Garay realized his error, he marched south, but not before a number of his men became lost and seperated from the main army. If one of these conquistadors made their way north to Texas, they could be Mala Cosa.
Brad Folsom

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nite Callers Bigfoot Blogtalk radio, Nov 16th 2014 @ 9pm EST.

The Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research Group have been asked to be interviewed on Nite Callers Bigfoot Blogtalk radio, hosted by Laurie Dyer-Phillips  Sunday November 16th @ 9pm EST.
Join Tom and Rodney

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bigfoot in Kentucky? Maybe, Maybe Not, But There’s a Blog About It [VIDEO]

 WBKR-FM 92.5 Owensboro, KY




 

Bigfoot in Kentucky? Maybe, Maybe Not, But There’s a Blog About It [VIDEO]


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Now, Kentucky does have its share of creatures of folklore. The Sheepsquatch anyone? What about the Pope Lick Monster? Yes, they belong to the Bluegrass State.
But Bigfoot? Well, Bigfoot’s for everyone.
So, move over Sheepsquatch and Pope Lick Monster, because if Bigfoot’s for everyone, then that means he’s bound to have been spotted in Kentucky.
Or at least it means there is possible…POSSIBLE…proof that he may have wandered the hills of Kentucky.
There’s enough proof for a couple of guys named Tom and Rodney who have an entire YouTube Channel devoted to the Big Guy’s possible treks through Henry, Carroll, and Trimble Counties.
And they have a blog, too, called Bigfoot: The Beast of Kentucky.
Again, Bigfoot belongs to the whole country and that blog title DOES make it sound like he’s unique to Kentucky. And we know he isn’t.
But, anyway, there it is. Proof not necessarily (in my opinion, anyway) that Bigfoot has actually been walking through the Bluegrass, but proof that belief in him will never, ever go away.
And that’s great.
He’s classic American folklore. Maybe he tops the list…or at the very least gives Paul Bunyan a run for his money.
Here’s one of the videos from Squatching with Tom and Rodney (love that title):

http://youtu.be/D5lmNFVOZpM




The Search For Bigfoot In KY Takes Logical Turn - LEX18


Mystery Monday: The Search For Bigfoot

When it comes to the legend of Sasquatch, an EKU English teacher doesn't know what to believe.
However, Mason Smith does think it's fascinating to consider the question "What if?"
"We live in a complex universe that has things that haven't been discovered," says Smith.
Smith's interest peaked a couple of years ago when the cast of Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" came to Renfro Valley and asked participants if they had ever seen or heard Bigfoot.
"Out of 50 people, 25 of those had eyewitness testimony that they'd seen something bi-pedal, hairy out in the woods. Now I think that's interesting," says Smith.
Smith did not raise his hand in that meeting. He's got no Bigfoot stories to speak of. But he is fascinated with the idea of the creature.
Smith has written a novel about it. He has a play he hopes to get picked up and wrote a children's story about a little girl who sets out on a hunt for Sasquatch and has some strange experiences in the woods.
Dozens of sightings in the Bluegrass and hundreds across the country have at least one scholar intrigued.
"If the guys on Finding Bigfoot never find Bigfoot, I'm OK with that. I like watching them. They're a lot of fun. But they're in the woods, seeing some creepy things. I don't know what those things are and maybe somewhere in all of that mix, a discovery would be made. That would be the coolest thing," says Smith.

A Texan is On A Mission To Kill Bigfoot - KTRE

This was just posted on my time line The Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization plans on Killing of a so called "nuisance Bigfoot" Read and post your comments and concerns on this horrible act. share this with others
Bigfoot Hunting & Research
On the WHAS AM Radio Station:...
 
 Jim Lansdale and Bobby Hamilton of the the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization (GCBRO) discussed their work researching and hunting Bigfoot. They opined that the creature is a real flesh and blood animal, which may have the intelligence of a human child. Lansdale said he's found structures in the woods-- 6 or 7 ft. tall teepees built from tree branches and limbs that he suspects were made by Bigfoot. Hamilton described his first sighting of Bigfoot which occurred in an East Texas farmhouse in 1969 when he heard a scratching on a window screen. "And when I looked up, this devilish, apish-looking face was looking at me, and was motioning at me with his hand, and showing his teeth." He later learned that his brothers had similar encounters.

The GCBRO hopes to kill what they call a "nuisance Bigfoot"-- a creature known for eating and attacking farm animals and pets, as a way to show the world that Bigfoot does indeed exist. Their efforts will be followed in the new TV series Killing Bigfoot (trailer). Such "nuisance" Bigfoot are an ongoing problem in wooded and swampy areas in Texas and Louisiana, they reported. While the ideal situation would be for them to find a Bigfoot that was already dead, Lansdale said it's not practical to try and tranquilize one of the creatures, because after it was shot, it could run miles away before the drug immobilized it. He estimated that the Bigfoot population in North America is around 30,000.
http://www.coasttocoastam.com



The new show Killing Bigfoot is set to air on the Destination America channel this Friday, October 24 at 9/8C. The show was originally supposed to air on October 17 but got pushed forward for reasons unbeknownst to us. 
In this news report they talk with one of the stars of Killing Bigfoot, Bobby Hamilton. Bobby has had several encounters throughout his life and now wants to bring proof to the public by harvesting an adult male Sasquatch. He does not want his team to kill a female or a juvenile Sasquatch.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sighting on us 42 .10/13/2014 at around 9:00 pm

At 9:17pm .0n 10/13/2014  I received a call on my cell from a personnel friend of mine. After answering he was in a total state of panic and confusion I could here is wife in the back ground saying tell him, tell him? and he wasn't making much sense I told him to clam down and explain and he stated We just saw a Bigfoot cross the road. and I asked Really where? he begin telling the location and what had just happen at that time I asked where are you at right now? and he stated that they had pulled off at the Marathon station at Sligo KY . I explain to him I was in Pendleton KY and to wait there in Sligo until I arrived and which time he agreed. After arriving and meeting with them both were pretty shaken up and I asked them to take me to the exact location of the sighting and they agreed and when we pulled up I was amazed to fine that this location has had four confirm sightings in the last six months which is only a half mile from Rodney Adams home and the place were Rodney's wife had see one along the side of the road.
At this time I asked the couple to walk me thru to what they witness on the road and this is what they described
We were coming back from Madison Indiana and as we entered the curve this thing darts across the road  and I immediately slow down and my wife started screaming do you see it when I looked over I saw it  moving away from the road .
I asked the couple to describe what they saw .
The couple stated It appeared to be large and have hair and as for the size around seven foot or maybe taller it was huge. That's when we called you!
The couple wanted to leave due to it was getting late and the possibilities of sever storms that night that they would be available  if I need any information.
I stayed checking for possible evidence until it started to rain and headed home around 12:30 am
The next day I spoke with the couple again and after they had time to clam down this is what they relayed to me.
After spending time in Madison Indiana they began there trip home and traveling on U.S. 42 in Trimble county KY a large hairy biped animal crossed the road the driver of the vehicle slowed to see what had crossed and to there amazement it had stopped and stood around fifthteen feet from the side of the road as if frozen until the passage started screaming and it ran off disappearing into the dark.
The description of the creature was that of around seven foot or more what appeared to have brownish hair slumped over and broad in the shoulders. And very agile .
Follow up on report
The couple have contacted me several times after there incident still trying to comprehend what they had witness.
The couple wish to stay anonymous But just a little information about the couple before the incident they did not believe in Bigfoot of U.FO.s or anything supernatural these are things that were not allowed to be discussed in there home. And being personal friends with this couple in the past they had scoffed and laughed at me and my research. and I see no reason for them to hoax or lie about what happen they are still trying to come to terms to what they saw. And with the number of reported sightings in this area that we have received I believe they did see something.
I also returned the next day to the area to find any evidence but with the heavy rains early that morning produced nothing.
Myself and Rodney will be monitoring this area of U.S. 42 closely  

Monday, October 13, 2014

Does the FBI have files on Bigfoot?

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Does the FBI have files on Bigfoot? You bet!



Obtained From The FBI Freedom of Information Files - Bigfoot
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Bigfoot and the FBI

by Christopher L. Murphy In July 1975, The Washington Star-News carried an article
in this regard of which the following is an excerpt:

RECOGNITION AT LAST

Though conceding that his existence is "hotly disputed," the Army Corps of Engineers has officially recognized Sasquatch, the elusive and supposed legendary creature of the Pacific Northwest mountains. Also known as Big Foot, Sasquatch is described in the just-published "Washington Environmental Atlas" as standing as tall as 12 feet and weighing as much as half a ton, covered with long hair except for face and hands, and having "a distinctive human-like form." The atlas, which cost $200,000 to put out, offers a map pin pointing all known reports of Sasquatch sightings, and notes that a sample of reputed Sasquatch hair was analyzed by the FBI and found to belong to no known animal.

The last piece of information, that concerning analysis of hair, prompted considerable interest in Bigfoot research organizations and with individuals interested in the Bigfoot field. The issue was investigated by Peter Byrne of the Bigfoot Research Project in Mount Hood, Oregon. Byrne wrote to the FBI stating: "Will you kindly, to set the record straight, once and for all, inform us if the FBI has examined hair which might be that of a Bigfoot; when this took place, if it did take place; what the results of the analysis were."

The FBI replied to Byrne's request as follows: "Since the publication of the "Washington Environmental Atlas" in 1975, which referred to such examinations, we have received several inquiries similar to yours. However, we have been unable to locate any references to such examinations in our files."

The FBI did, however, follow-up with a Dr. Steve Rice, who was editor of the Army Atlas. In an official report, the FBI states: "After checking, Dr. Rice was unable to locate his source of the reported FBI hair examination."

While this whole affair virtually led nowhere, it did enable Peter Byrne to get the FBI to do an analysis on 15 alleged Sasquatch hairs attached to a minute piece of skin that Byrne had acquired. The result of the FBI examination was that the hairs were, "of deer family origins."
The foregoing information on the Army Atlas and other information relative to the FBI was obtained by Jody Cook under the Freedom of Information-Privacy Act. Jody wrote to the FBI and requested all information relative to Bigfoot. He received documentation that primarily deals with the Army Atlas and subsequent analysis of the hairs submitted by Peter Byrne as we have previously discussed. There was nothing else of any significance in the file. However, it appears there is always a little "mystery" whenever the FBI is involved in anything. Attached to the file sent to Jody Cook was a standard pre-printed "Dear Requester" form. Curiously, a box on this form which states, "See additional information which follows" is checked. At the bottom of the form the following information was manually typed-in:


"Enclosed are previously processed documents which relate to "Big Foot." The enclosed are the best copies available. Serial 4 is missing from file 95-213013, the file where your release originates. Our effort to locate that document was not successful. It is possible that the number 4 was missed during the original serialization of the file."

We are left to wonder what was in Serial 4. Certainly the FBI would be a little more efficient in their filing procedures to omit this section. We have, however, learned that analysis of hair samples as indicated in The Washington Star-News article definitely took place.

Also, that the samples could not be identified. George Clappison did extensive research on this incident and was referred by the FBI to the ex-head of their Hair and Fiber Unit. This person, who now runs his own private laboratory out of his home, was in charge at the time the hair samples were submitted to the FBI.

He told Clappison that the analysis was done after hours on employees' own time. He further stated that no written reports were prepared on the analysis. In discussing the whole situation with the current head of the FBI Hair and Fiber Unit, Clappison asked if the unit would now consider analyzing other hair samples. The current manager agreed to perform an analysis, however, he informed the unit would not respond in writing on their findings.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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Monday, October 6, 2014

New Reports Henry County KY Two Sightings in one week!

On Sunday evening/28/2014 I received a call from a gentleman who stated that while driving early that Sunday morning on highway 146 in Henry county (The exacted location confidential) notice something walking parallel to the creek next to the road he stated that it appeared to me a man walking but very huge as he passed he stated that it  had hair that covered its entire body reddish brown in color. at this point I asked about what time in the morning and the gentleman stated that he wasn't sure but it was light enough to see pass the creek and into the field.
The gentle man could not give any further info after passing the thing as he put it he kept going and after thinking about it all day Sunday he needed to let some know.




On October 10/02/2014 we received a report from a couple who stated that they had seen something large cross the road and it appeared on be moving on two legs not more than a half mile from the earlier report the next day after getting the exacted location I cast this.

Overnight investigation 10/04/2014

Well we conducted our overnight investigation Saturday night 10/04/2014   My self (Tom)  ,Rodney Adams and Keith along with Tim Piece and his son Lance of the Indiana Bigfoot Rangers.
That afternoon besides being cold, camp was built and the fire going we sat around the fire and awaited dark at around 10:00 pm Charlie Raymond of the KBRO and Travis Knuckles arrived as we set around the fire and discussed recent investigations we heard something moving in the woods at which time we brought out the parabolic dish and began listening.
At this time I (Tom) began to do some short quick whistles and slow we began to receive some return whistles I did this several times and after around 20 minutes we got one wood knock and as quick as it started it ended and for the rest of the night was quiet.
We did enjoy some good homemade chili cook over the fire thanks to Keith, even though we didn't get much activity we all had a good time and  fellow researchers worked together.
And now we are planning our next overnight with new team members

Monday, September 15, 2014

Carroll county KY, report August 07,2014

On September 15 2014, I received a letter in the mail today concerning a sighting in Carroll county KY.
The letter reads as follows ,
Dear Mr. Shay
On 08/07/2014, at about 6;30 PM, I was at ( location is being kept confidential per request of the property owner but is on file.)
There were seven of us all total that evening for a get together, all of us have been friends for over twenty years. About 7:00 pm, I was standing out in the yard looking down over the hill. ( talking one on one with one of my friends)
I had noticed that the grass was freshly mowed, their garden was full of vegetables and a large wooded area all around the property with many ravines.
I saw a black object in between the rows, It flattened itself as "flat as it could to me "to try and hide.
When my eyes saw it, it hopped up sideways in behind a row of grapes. I was the "only" one that saw it.
It was a baby "Bigfoot" and it looked to be 6 to 9 months old.
The size of a "chimp" and it hopped like a chimp "sideways". It knew somehow sensing a possible "danger" from me spotting it.
I did not make any moves towards it.
It was out about 150 feet this could be compared to a child (of our own offspring)about 1 1/2 to 2 years old
Evidently it was "curious" as an inquisitive child would be ( eavesdropping on our conversation, laughter, and we were all eating).
I knew immediately "what it was " and another thing, nobody has a "pet monkey " up here in these parts.
The face was black and I could not make out any facial features and I lost track of it after that.
Thank you for taking my report.


Name and contact information are on file.


Follow up
Myself and Rodney Adams talked with the witness and find her very credible and also knowing the area we have taken seven reports from this very area one just recently were as I was investigating at 11;00 PM after receiving the report. And believe we will focus our investigations in this area.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Originally published June 18, 1962 'The Thing' Eludes Hunt In Trimble"

Originally published June 18, 1962
'The Thing' Eludes Hunt In Trimble
Farmers Report 3 Sheep Killed, Dog Slashed; No Trace Is Found

SEEING IS BELIEVING: Lawrence McDowell, son of Trimble County Farmer Lester McDowell, holds his father’s sheep that was attacked and cut on the head by an unidentified animal believed to have been “the beast.” Three other sheep owned by McDowell were previously found dead from attacks.
Courier Staff Report


"The Thing" is still at large in Trimble County, Ky., but it is believed to have been flushed out of the Kidwell Pike area northwest of Bedford and moved into a section five to six miles southwest of Milton.

According to a report today from Trimble County, the alleged beast has at last resorted to killing livestock.

Trimble County Sheriff Curtis Clem said he didn't know what the next step would be, following a five and a half-hour unsuccessful search for the mysterious animal Saturday night.

The sheriff's party combed the Kidwell Pike area Saturday from about 7:00 p.m. until after 12:30 o'clock yesterday morning.

It is believed their quarry was flushed out of this section of the county as the result of activities of hunters and a sharp increase in automobile traffic at night with accompanying headlight glare.

During the weekend the sheriff was told that a beagle hound owned by Earl Grant, who resides at the foot of Craig Creek Hill, was found dead with its throat ripped and other cuts on its body.

Lester McDowell, a resident of the same neighborhood, reported three of his lambs had been killed since Wednesday. His son Lawrence told a Courier reporter that two of the lambs had ripped throats, heads were crushed and all blood had been drained from their bodies. A fourth had been found injured but was still alive.

One of the animals was found Thursday, another Friday, the third Saturday and the fourth yesterday.

An attack by dogs was discounted due to the manner in which the lambs had been killed.

The lambs incidents occurred at a point about five miles east of where "The Thing" had allegedly been seen last week, which led to belief that it had moved out of its former place of concealment.

McDowell had not reported his first losses earlier because he has no telephone and had no occasion to make a trip to town until Saturday.

A number of farmers contact by The Courier representative were asked opinions as to why the strange animal had for the first time resorted to killing live stock, although it may have been in their area for the past two or three years.

All though the viciousness results from Owen Powell having sicked his dogs on it and it may have been wounded, also that hunting activity and auto headlights may have been a contributing cause.

There is no general agreement that a dangerous animal of some kind is at large in the county

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Originally published June 16, 1962, Trimble County Sheriff To Lead Search For Beast




  September 13, 2014


9/12/2014 3:00:00 PM
Originally published June 16, 1962
Trimble County Sheriff To Lead Search For Beast
Police Dogs, Helicopter, Posse To Be Used In Animal Hunt Today

WALKIE-TALKIES FOR BEAST HUNT — Sheriff Curtis Clem checks portable radio equipment with state trooper John Miller (in police car) in preparation for today’s all-out hunt for “the thing” that has residents of northwest Trimble County scared. The sheriff has asked all persons desiring to join the hunt to register with him since vicious dogs will be used that could seriously injure anyone not in the party. Radio units are being provided by the Madison Radio Service here.
Courier Staff Report


There is some form of animal still loose in the northwest part of Trimble County-be it a gorilla, bear, lion or large dog- no one seems to know for sure, but many are sure something is there that doesn't belong, and they want it eliminated.

With this thought uppermost in mind, Sheriff Curtis Clem is leading an extensive search later Saturday for "the thing," as Trimble County people seem to refer to it.

"We'd like to get it alive if possible, or dead if necessary. But we want to be sure he's removed or run out of this area," the sheriff said today. "These people are scared and they want action," he added.

So a large number of men, equipped with keen eyes and rifles powerful enough to drop almost any kind of beast that could prowl this area, will set out sometime later today to see if the trail of the beast can be found, and if it can be capture or killed.

A helicopter overhead will aid greatly in following the animal at high speed should it be flushed from the dense undergrowth.

A gang of seven highly-trained vicious police dogs will accompany the hunt. They will be brought by a special dog trainer from Louisville, who offered the services of his dogs when he first saw the reports of the beast in his newspaper.

Many people seem skeptical and wonder why it isn't seen more than it is. But others point out that the ground being roamed by the beast is wild territory, and that it could be hiding in deep caves protected by large rocks, or could be nestled in the dense thickets.

Sighting reports continue to be turned in to Sheriff Clem. The latest story comes from Mrs. Derrell Corley, who lives on the Kidwell Pike. She said that sightings of a beast were not a new thing to members of her family. She said that about three years ago some type of an animal would lurk in the weeds and high grass and thump along after her children when they went for the cows. "It made all sort of weird noises," she said.

About this time the Corley family was raising a garden containing melons. "We'd never get a whole melon before that animal or whatever it was, would get to it. It looked like a human hand had scraped the heart out of each melon," she said.

"One time my daughter Mary went to the garden, and looking up saw a black thing that looked like a small monkey or chimpanzee standing in a corn row. As some other children were coming, she looked first to the kids, then back to the spot, and the beast had disappeared," she said. Later that year similar reports came from Patton's Creek, only a few miles from the Corley place.

Most common among the sighting reports of the beast are stories that it looks like a chimpanzee or a gorilla. Some prints in the mud that had been found were taken to a Hanover professor and were termed those of a large dog. But the prints were found near a spot where the beast is believed to have been. The prints could easily be those of a dog, and still not the prints made by the beast.

Up to the present time there were still no further reports of either personal injuries or animals being killed since the early report of the death of a calf. But the sighting reports continue, and as do reports that dogs return to farms with every indication of having been in a vicious fight.

Sheriff Clem hopes the best hunt today brings the good news that the beast is no more, and that Trimble County residents can go back to living a normal, safe life.