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Paid cryptozoologist?

February 29, 2008

Nobody pays anyone .  You do it free, or forget it.

Jon-Erik Beckjord

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SCIENTIFIC TITLE FOR BIGFOOT-GIGANTANTHROPUS CRYPTICUS

February 13, 2008

“Huge mysterious manlike beast” . Unofficial, but descriptive in Latin, and it may make fence-sitting scientists more comfortable  than the slang term

“Bigfoot”

Many will shorten this to “Crypticus” . (The mysterious one).Ten foot tall mystery primateTen foot tall mystery primateTen foot tall mystery primateTen foot tall mystery primate

If a body is ever found, this will make an easy name to  use.

 Jon-Erik Beckjord, BA,MBA Director, ICS  925-385-0422

G.W. BUSH HEAD PHOTO ON MARS

February 2, 2008

GW Bush head shot on Mars 1999Press Release: 2/2/08

International Cryptozoological Society

Box 9502,Berkeley,CA 94709

925-385-0422

Not Bigfoot on Mars, but Dubya himself , an actual hominid as a head shot. 7/99

This image was taken from the JPL Mars archives in the same region where the Hon.

Ted Kennedy’s head was also found amongst the craters several years go. No Photoshop was used, other than to add a title. The crater is several miles across. Taken 7/91

and as a result, that photo was given a Dubious Achievement Award by Esquire in 1991.

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HISTORY CHANNEL CONTINUES TO BE OFF BASE ON BIGFOOT

February 1, 2008

History channel, A&E and the others continue to exploit the public’s curiosity over “monsters”  with on-going programs about researchers who fail (and always will) to find actual monsters, aquatic or land because of the tendancy

of researchers to find  objects left by shape-shifters and dimensional travellers and to then scream “Ahah – proof at last!” . This has gone on since the before the invention of TV.

Bits of hair, bits of blood (that we also have found) , track impressions, screams on tape,

photos (which we have taken also) all form “teasers” that never end. Bodies are never,ever found.  The jaws of  Gigantopithecus blacki, a 500,000 year old fossil ape,

are waved about  but they never match the slender jaws of the Patterson Bigfoot. (1967 -film) Smells, poop, hairs, dna or the lack thereof, never match.  It is time to quit.

Jon-Erik Beckjord, BA,MBA Director, ICS

BEWARE MONSTER TV FILMS ON CRYPTOZOOLOGY-ALL FALSE INFO

January 12, 2008

Since people no longer read, and just watch tv, beware tv movies with

a cryptozoological theme, such as BIGFOOT or The Loch Ness Monster, or “CRYPTOZOOLOGISTS” .

Note that BIGFOOT HARMS NO ONE, NESSIE DOES NOT EAT FISHERMEN,

AND CRYPTOZOOLOGISTS DO NOT CARRY TEN DIFFERENT KINDS OF GUNS, PISTOLS AND PULSE WEAPONS FROM STAR WARS.

There are no caves and tunnels going from Loch Ness to the sea, for if there were,

the Loch would drain down 55 feet, like a bathtub. Nessie does not sleep in a cave.

There are not enough fish to support a tribe of zoological Nessies, and the water is too cold for a reptile.

Bigfoot does not eat kids but it does rescue them and bring them back to camp.

Bigfoot is available as a “Spokes-bigfoot” for ISUZU suvs and trucks, since it was

photographed standing next to one. Contact us for photos and details. 925-385-0422

Now it is true we did contribuite to the macho image of a cryptozoologist with our 1976

photo of ourself wearing beard, leather brimmed hat, a 16mm movie camera mounted on a gun-stock and a manic look in the eye, in the Lummi Reservation in NW WA. But we had

our super-secret NASA pulse-weapons in the truck, out of range of the camera. 🙂

monsterfinder@gmail.com

BOY SCOUTS TO GET UNOFFICIAL CRYPTOZOOLOGY MERIT BADGE VIA ONLINE CZ COURSE.

January 6, 2008

Breaking News:  Press release   1/6/08

 

The INTERNATIONAL CRYPTOZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY  of Berkeley,CA,

announced today they will offer an on-line CZ course in Feb, for 4 sessions,

covering Bigfoot, Nessie, Big Bird, cryptids, cryptozoology as a field, famous films,

evidence and lack of same, and that as part of the course, Boy Scouts may earn an unofficial CZ Merit badge, that someday  may become official. 

 

The fee is $99 and will be taught on-line.  payment is by http://www.paypal.com

with recipient    monsterfinder@gmail.com   Teacher is an Eagle Scout with experience

running three CZ land museums, and 31 yrs fieldwork, plus two college degrees.  Details 925-385-0422 

Skeptic Ben Radford & bad answers to Yeti footprint

December 10, 2007

Radford had this to say:

The Truth About the Abominable Snowman

By Benjamin Radford, LiveScience’s Bad Science Columnist

posted: 03 December 2007 03:52 pm ET

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The Yeti, formerly known as the Abominable Snowman until he fired his publicist, is Nepal’s version of the American Bigfoot. Like Bigfoot, Yeti is large, powerful, leaves strange tracks, and has never been proven to exist outside of folklore and myth.

Interest in the supposed creature is fueled by occasional sighting reports and odd footprints, but recently an American television crew claimed to have found the Yeti’s tracks not far from Mount Everest.

Josh Gates, host of the Sci-Fi channel series “Destination Truth,” claimed that he found three mysterious footprints on Nov. 28: one full print that measured about thirteen inches long, and two partial prints.

Gates said that he could not identify what made them, but that they are “very, very similar” to other strange tracks previously found in the Himalayas and attributed to the Yeti. To Gates and his television crew, this apparently seems like strong evidence for the elusive creature.

Other explanations

Yet there is a scientific explanation for many “Yeti footprints” found in the Himalayas.

Tracks in snow can be very difficult to interpret correctly because of the unstable nature of the medium in which they are found. Snow physically changes as the temperature varies and as sunlight hits it. This has several effects on the impression, often making the tracks of ordinary animals seem both larger and misshapen.

As sunlight strikes the impression from different angles, the sides of the tracks melt unevenly. Thus a bear track made at night but found the next afternoon has been exposed to the morning sun and might change into a mysterious track with splayed toes—much like the one Gates and his crew claim to have found.

While the track Gates found was apparently not in snow, it was in a medium almost as bad: rocky soil near a river. It can be difficult or impossible to get accurate tracks of even known animals in such hard, uneven terrain.

If the soil was soft enough to make a valid impression as Gates claimed, it is puzzling that he found only one complete track. Unless the creature was dropped from a helicopter, scampered a few feet, and then picked up again, there should be a continuous line of dozens of tracks. Or, if the terrain is so poor at capturing tracks that he only found one full print, how accurate can Gates’s track be?

It’s amazing that anyone would claim to have found evidence for the Yeti based on only one ambiguous track found in rocky soil.

Logic 101

Gates and the “Destination Truth” crew interpreted the tracks as those of a Yeti; after all, they were in the area specifically searching for the creature, and as soon as they found something that seemed mysterious, they called the press claiming they’d found evidence.

Gates’s claims fail Logic 101: Just because Gates doesn’t know what made the track doesn’t mean that a Yeti did. There are no authenticated Yeti tracks to compare the tracks to, so who’s to say what a “real” Yeti footprint looks like?

Assuming that the track is real, there are several animals that could have made it.

Those who live in the foothills of the Himalayas are skeptical about Gates’s claim, suggesting that he simply misinterpreted tracks from a mountain bear. Sir Edmund Hillary, who was the first to scale Everest with sherpa Tenzing Norgay, found no evidence of the creature. Famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner also spent months in Nepal and Tibet, climbing mountains and researching Yeti reports following his own sighting. In his book “My Quest for the Yeti,” Messner concludes that large native bears are responsible for Yeti sightings and tracks.

It’s not surprising that the track fooled Gates and his crew, since they did little investigation and only spent about a week in the area. Gates is an actor, not a zoologist or animal tracker, and has little or no experience with supposed Yeti footprints. Gates’s credibility is not helped by his appearances on the “Ghost Hunters ” television show. That series, like “Destination Truth,” is far more interested in making sensational claims and garnering ratings than actually solving mysteries or scientifically analyzing the evidence.

As far as Yeti tracks go, Gates’s “discovery” is nothing new or exceptional; it is only the latest in a long series of similar “mysterious” tracks in the Himalayas attributed to the Yeti more out of speculation than science. Like all previous ambiguous Bigfoot or Yeti tracks, the mystery will remain after the publicity subsides.

Benjamin Radford has scientifically investigated mysterious creatures for over a decade. His latest book is “Lake Monster Mysteries.” This and other books can be found on his website.

Comment:

Radford has no need to bring up snow tracks, which are sometimes seen and videotaped in  fresh, not melted, snow, since these were found in gravel.

His main point is where are the other tracks?  I told him, in person, at an Idaho Bigfoot

convention, that Bigfoot, being a paranormal creature, has no need nor requirement to

leave sets of tracks and can often leave just one, which I have found often in ashes, sawdust,  and ice under water.

I’ll agree with him that there is no zoological creature,  but there is, based on my research,

a spiritual or even space-time creature.  This shoots down all skeptics.

Erik Beckjord 925-385-0422

UC Berkeley

November 7, 2007

Note – on Nov 5, I contacted Dr. Chris Conroy
at the UC Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. He is a mammalologist. Bears and primates are mammals. At no time whatever
did I ask him about Bigfoot, since I was sure he would shy away from the subject, and we did not discuss Bigfoot. He did not endorse
Bigfoot, since, Bigfoot is not proven to exist. That said,  we discussed the photos taken by Rick Jacobs 9/16 in PA with a game-cam,
above.  He said he and some people on his staff, had been discussing these. I asked him whether, ON BALANCE, the 2nd and 3rd
images were of a bear (carnivore) or a primate (in general.)  He mentioned, and I agree, that the last image showed ischial
callosities (calluses) on the buttocks, which bears do not  have, but primates often do have. We also discussed the leg structure
of chimps, and he said that on balance, he would choose a primate (such as a chimp) for the photos, rather than a bear.
I feel he is right. We discussed the thinner legs, the longer legs and how the forelimbs were longer than the rear limbs,
as in primates.  —  on 10/6, I got a recorded message indicating distress on his part over this, and I can only surmise he
has pressure from his boss at UC Berkeley, about making statements about BIGFOOT.  He made NO statements about
Bigfoot. Only about the issue of bear vs primate.  It is too bad he cannot follow the steps of DR JANE GOODALL AND
DR. GEORGE SHALLER , who have indicated an interest in the possibility of Bigfoot. As for his boss, the director of the
Museum, shame on you sir.

UC Berkeley scientist chooses primate over bear for strange Penna photos

November 6, 2007

Dr Chris Conroy, head of dept of Mammals at the UC Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology says that

if he had to choose between a bear and a primate, for the Rick Jacobs photo, that he would opt for primate, because it has

calluses on the buttocks. Bears do not have that.


He also noted the long legs, and that the forelimbs are longer than the hind limbs. It all adds up to not a bear.

What kind of primate he does not know, but it is similar to a chimp.


Released by the International Cryptozoological Society, Berkeley,CA

925-385-0422 Jon-Erik Beckjord, director

Photos see http://www.beckjord.com/bigfoot/

BIgfoot expeditions attract crazies – an inconvenient truth

November 4, 2007

In sept I paid a bus ticket for a  known maniac-depressive from Happy Camp,CA, (many mental-hold arrests by local sheriff) to come down to join
two of us on an expedition, to see if such a self-admitted maniac could bring Bigfoot out of the woodwork. Unfortunately, this blew up on my face,  when one other member dropped out and I was forced to deal one-on-one with this woman(no personal romance ever–she is 50) at the campsite. Basically, the night was cold and she was very upset I did not have more blankets on hand (last year, we were  sweating) and she flipped out , screamed like a banshee at 110 decibels for four hours,  (literally  – four hours!)  and then  attacked me with a shovel and  threw  six  borrowed  books  into the creek. See photo. I left and she had to walk three miles,  for which she makes a very big deal. (I did not feel safe.) I did at least get a verification photo relating to our 2006 Bigfoot-by-SUV photo, and a strange alien woman at a distance.Book thrown by maniac being recoveredNow my enemies are making a very big deal of this when by reading her own website, one can see she is a maniac. The moral is  “Do not count your boobies, until they are hatched.”