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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 

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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

DERANGED BIGFOOT EXPEDITION MEMBER CONTINUES TO CLAIM SHE WAS HIT ON HEAD WITH FLASHLIGHT

November 21, 2007

T*ra L. B*ker H*uki continues to claim expediti0n leader (sept 07) hit her on
the head with a flashlight.  She claims it was a plastic flashlight.

 One problem – the flashlight was big, metal, 3 lbs,  3 cell, and same kind as police carry.

Any such flashlight will leave deep bruises and bloody cuts.  Amador co. sheriff’s dept

found NO wounds, bruises, etc. 

 

She also said “He kept hitting me, he kept hitting me.” 

 In such case, there should have been multiple bruises and wounds. NONE WERE FOUND.

 

This woman has admitted to being suicidal, and a former meth-head. Lives in Happy Camp,CA.  A libel lawsuit is being prepared against her. 

 She is also said to have told followers of Thomas Biscardi that she had killed her own

father, in Coalinga,CA and had gotten off by pleading insanity. The ICS offers $50

reward for any details of this event, arrest and trial. 925-385-0422 

 

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/

JACOBS PENNA BIGFOOT PHOTOS VALID AFTER ALL. NOT BEAR.

November 3, 2007

I have been doing some work with these photos and no matter how you change contrast or brightness, negative or positive imaging, or use a solarizing filter, the creature in questions fur / coat never resembles the two black bear cubs in the same photo series in any way. I am attatching a .zip file of 3 pics I have been working with for your observation…they have not been manipulated in any way, I simply enlarged, and then used a solarizing filter…very interesting to say the least.Thanks as always…
KG

Thanks to this reader, we now find the real salt lick, which is a cube, and note that the

sphere in photo no. 3 by Jacobs camera-trap has the same texture as the entire creature, and does NOT match the rocks nor trees,etc. Looking at bear anatomy, the legs are way,way too long and limber, and the forelimbs are much longer tha the backlimbs. The lack of a heel matches some of the frames of the Patterson-Gimlim Film, and thus is no big deal.

See image of creature (upside-down) Head of OOBE BIgfoot

Jacobs has something — perhaps a tulpa, a dream manifestation that thinks it needs to hang around where bears used to be. There is a humanoid face on the large sphere-cranium in photo no. 3, which is best viewed upsidedown.

See also photo at http://www.beckjord.com/bigfoot/

Bravo Rick Jacobs, Johnsonburg,PA

Jon-Erik Beckjord 925-385-0422

Note the image is upside-down on purpose, and it is not a horse’s head, which from a distance  it may appear. It is a primate, with a circle around its head, flipped upside-dpwn for viewing.

BIGFOOT LECTURE, PARTY AND CELEBRATION OF 40TH ANNIV OF BF FILM AT BF MUSEUM

October 18, 2007

Weekend of 20-21 Oct. Don’t care to drive 400 miles to hear Danny Perez
and his anger? Been to Willow Creek before? Go to a LOCAL EVENT
if you live in SF-SJ-SC area or close by.

The Bigfoot Discovery Museum will have new exhibits re the Patterson-Gimlin Film, and will be open Sat. Oct 20, and Sunday Oct 21 to celebrate the
40 th anniv of the filming of the PG Film of Bigfoot at Bluff Creek, a film that has never been shown to be a hoax, despite hundreds of tries.

On Sunday, between approx 2-6,at a local hall, (TBA), see notices at Museum,
in Felton, a series of slides and videos will further celebrate the film.
Shown by a Museum member who also runs the International Cryptozoological
Society (Berkeley), the following will be seen – the anus and vagina of the Bigfoot, (not seen in costumes)(also noted by MK Davis), a child, one or more, crawling on the mother,(also noted by MK Davis)
a child carried piggyback, as seen by Dr Paul LeBlond of UBC,Vancouver,BC,
various Bigfoot relatives, usually young, in the trees and bushes of the film site, watching the female walk by,(as first noted by researcher Robt. W.
Morgan), plus various views of the very changeable head of of the Bigfoot,
that shows a slender jaw, completely not like Gigantopitecus blacki. Other items, artifacts, like slender lines not related to film scratches, green
blobs with details in them, a flashing eye-light, almost a beam, other blobs, specs, marks and chips that do not appear to be film flaws.

In addition, thanks to to the ICS, a Comparison Film with a man in a rented suit will be shown that attempts to duplicate the PG Film. You judge. This is the film pair that Arch-Skeptic Michael Dennett pulled the plug on at one of the last meetings of the L.A. Skeptics when the audience began top ooh and ahah (displeasing the skeptical hosts.)

Further, a humorous hoax film will be shown,from the Lummi Indian Res., and then the PG Film in standard and slow motion, with Time Code on each frame will be played many times.

Further, several slides will be shown of a new Bigfoot photo taken 9/06 that shows some similarity to the Patterson
creature.

All this will be followed by socializing at the Felton home of curator Mike Rugg. Bring BBQ items for his grill, and BYOB.
Talk Bigfoot long into the night.

Details – phone the Museum at 831-335-4479
It is located at the south end of Felton, on route 9, just before the redwoods park, at the curve of the road.

email museum

mike@bigfootdiscoveryproject.com