Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bow-Nessie seen and photographed?

BOW-NESSIE
 
Mystery photo of 'English Loch Ness Monster' taken in Bowness
 
A MYSTERIOUS 'monster' - dubbed Bow-nessie - appears to have been caught on camera for the first time.
 
A shape claimed to be a giant beast — said to be up to 50ft long — was spotted emerging from the depths of Lake Windermere near Bowness in Cumbria, last week.  In the grainy picture, which is eerily reminiscent of classic snaps of the famous Loch Ness Monster, an animal's humped back seems to be visible.  Enormous ripples can be seen in its wake as the dark shape passes in front of foliage growing from the misty lake.  But can it really be the beast of legend?  Kayakers Tom Pickles, 24, and Sarah Harrington, 23, who took the picture, told today how they were left "petrified" and quickly paddled to the safety of the shore after encountering the monster.  IT graduate Tom said: "At a distance I thought it was some sort of large dog then I realised just how long it was. There was no way a dog would be out that far in any case." Each hump moved in a rippling movement and it appeared to have a huge shadow around it suggesting it was much bigger underwater. "Its skin was like a seal's but its shape was completely abnormal. We watched for about twenty seconds before it plunged out of sight."
 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Loch Tay Monster

Loch Tay is a freshwater loch in the central highlands of Scotland, in the district of Perthshire.  It is a long narrow loch of around 14 miles (23 km) long, and typically around 1 to 1½ miles wide, following the line of the valley from the south west to north east.  It is the sixth largest loch in Scotland by area, and it is over 150 metres (490 ft) deep at its deepest.

Supposedly, in Loch Tay there dwells a monster; the Loch Tay Monster.

A man, Cody Duncan, accidentally photographed the apparent head and neck of the Loch Tay Monster.  He put this on his blog: "I was doing some editing and saw this weird looking thing. Object enlarged to 300%. Nothing appears in the photo I took 25 seconds before. Perhaps Nessie has a cousin?"

The photograph, apparently taken in 2007, shows a black, periscope-like head and neck. 

The photo is most interesting and I would highly recommend that you take a look at it for yourself.  You can find the photo of the Loch Tay Monster on Cody Duncan's blog: http://codyduncan.com/blog/2007/12/loch-tay-monster/.

Source: http://codyduncan.com/blog/2007/12/loch-tay-monster/

Monday, February 7, 2011

Emela-Ntouka: Killer of Elephants

The Emela-Ntouka is a fierce dinosaur living in the Likouala swamp in the Republic of the Congo.  His name, Emela-Ntouka, means "killer of elephants."  It is about the size of an elephant (sometimes reported to be even bigger), it has a curved horn on it's head, and the sound it makes is compared to a snort, howl, roar, rumble, or growl.  It's legs are heavy, and support the body from beneath, it's footprints are the size of an elephant, and it has a heavy crocodile-like tail.  It's skin is brownish to gray colored.  It has no scales and no hair.  Emela-ntouka is semi-aquatic, and comes out at times to feed on vegetation, such as the Malombo plant and other leafy plants.  The inhabitants of the area treat Emela-Ntouka with great fear.

In December, 1919, the London Daily Mail published a letter from C.G. James, who had lived in Africa. He reported that an enormous beast with a single ivory horn lived in the waters of Lakes Bangweulu, Mweru, and Tanganyika, as well as the Kafue swamps. James said this animal was called chipekwe by the natives, and that it was reputed to leave tracks similar to, but different than, those of a hippopotamus.

About 1930, an Emela-Ntouka was supposedly killed near Dongou.  A planned season 2 episode of the New Zealand documentary World Mysteries included an interview with a man who claimed to have encountered a dead Emela-Ntouka.  He claimed to still possess the animal's horn, which he removed from the body.  The episode was filmed but never aired.  Maybe this is the same Emela-Ntouka that was supposedly killed near Dongou.

J.E. Hughes published his book Eighteen Years on Lake Bangweulu in 1933, in which he reported that an animal that fits the description of an Emela-Ntouka (although not referred to by this name) was slaughtered by Wa-Ushi tribesmen, along the shores of the Luapula River, which connects Lake Bangweulu to Lake Mweru.

The Emela-Ntouka was mentioned by name for the first time in 1954, in an article in the journal Mammalia, authored by former Likouala game inspector Lucien Blancou.  He stated that the Emela-Ntouka was "larger than a buffalo" and dwelled throughout the Likouala swamps.  It was also Blancou who first mentioned the fact that Emela-Ntoukas will kill elephants, buffaloes or hippos when disturbed, much like the Mokele-Mbembe‎'s allegedly renowned hatred for hippos.  While both animals are both supposedly herbivorous, they also are supposed to share a fierce sense of territoriality, and it is for this reason that the pygmies are claimed to "fear it more than any other dangerous animal".

Here is more information on the above report by Lucien Blancou:

Lucien Blancou, chief game inspector in French Equatorial Africa in the 1950's wrote of a ferocious creature in the Congo, larger than a buffalo, that was considered the most dangerous animal by the Kelle pygmies. "...the presence of a beast which sometimes disembowels elephants is also known, but it does not seem to be prevalent there now as in the preceding districts. A specimen was supposed to have been killed twenty years ago at Dongou, but on the left of the Ubangi and in the Belgian Congo." (translated by Heuvelmans, Bernard, On the Track of Unknown Animals, 1959.)

In 1981, American engineer Herman Regusters led his own expedition in search of Mokele-mbembe.  He returned with a sound recording of a "low windy roar [that] increased to a deep throated trumpeting growl", which Herman Regusters believed to be the Mokele-mbembe's call.  Herman Regusters' conclusions about this tape were later contradicted by Dr. Roy Mackal, who asserted that the Mokele-mbembe did not have a vocal call.  Dr. Roy Mackal asserts that vocalizations are more correctly associated with the Emela-ntouka.
    
Here is the link to Herman Regusters sound recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2-KjHmXbUc.

Sources:

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Living Dinosaur? In Search of Mokele-Mbembe  Dr. Roy P. Mackal

http://www.genesispark.org/genpark/emela/emela.htm

For more information:

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Living Dinosaur? In Search of Mokele-Mbembe  Dr. Roy P. Mackal

http://www.genesispark.org/genpark/emela/emela.htm

http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/emela-ntouka/

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bigfoot 2011

On January 16, 2011, about a mile and a half into the Elwha River Trail, a man had an encounter, though, he never actually saw any Bigfoot. 

He said, "My three friends and fellow soldiers recently spent a three day camping trip into Olympic National Forest Elwha River Trail. We had to return to cell coverage, so myself and my buddy headed out of the forest and north on the main trailhead.

The night before was a heavy thunder storm so the trail was very muddy. I was a leading us out and stumbled upon a very clear muddy print of a left foot. I wear a size 11 mens boot and to me this was clearly a size 14-15. The print seemed recent and had clearly defined toes and arch. We only had a cellphone to take the picture with and regrettably only took the one. The tracks, that seemed to be from the same source (none as clearly defined), went on heading north on the trail an additional 25-30 feet.

That night we decided it was in our best interest with the horrible weather to make camp at one of the historical cabins on the trail. We retrofitted a poncho in one of the open windows to shelter us from the rain and wind. We secured it by weighing the bottom half down with a 2x2 piece of wood. During the heaviest gusts of wind it seemed to hold up.

At approx 0100 hrs the tarp was opened and something knocked the piece of wood onto one of my fellow campers. Being woken up by this, I saw the tarp movement with no wind source being observed. These events could have easily been a bear... I do note, however, that the large garbage bag that was littered with foodstuff was untouched throughout the night. I include these occurrences to make sure and give you a thorough recording of events substantial or not."

Source: http://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp?id=28739

For more information, a follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Cliff Barackman, and to see the footprint photo, see: http://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp?id=28739

To directly see the footprint photo, see: http://lh4.ggpht.com/_E2vUpjF2Ino/TUDyFv21KlI/AAAAAAAABF0/LzTETO4uWMQ/bigfootcircled.jpg

While this is not an actual sighting of a Bigfoot, it is still valuable because of the footprint photo and because of the story itself.  It is also valuable in showing that people are still coming forward with their Bigfoot encounters.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Cryptozoology Book!

A good friend of mine, Jonathan David Whitcomb, has recently had the second edition of his book, Live Pterosaurs in America, published!

He wrote a little bit about me in his book; it was very kind of him to do so!

Below is an excerpt from his book; the part where he mentions me:

"A sighting in Missouri was reported to me by a researcher asking advice on how to interview the eyewitness.  I suggested questions, he added some of his own; I was thus only indirectly involved with interviewing BG.  We are indebted to this new researcher, Peter Theiss; thank you, Peter." 

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

 
Live "pterodactyls?" In the United States? Many scientists have long assumed all pterosaurs died millions of years ago. Now take a whirlwind tour of many years of investigations in cryptozoology, and prepare for a shock: At least two pterosaur species have survived, uncommon, not so much rare as widely and thinly distributed.

Nocturnal pterosaurs have always lived among us, but hidden by something. Enter now the realm of a new branch of cryptozoology, a branch overshadowed by the dogma of a "universal extinction." How did scientists miss living pterosaurs? Get the answers here, hidden secrets about how these amazing flying creatures of the night have gone mostly unreported: Until recently, almost nobody would listen to eyewitnesses; but for the past seven years many of them have been interviewed by the author of this book.

Many modern pterosaurs are much larger than any bat, many with long tails, many with head crests. What about news headlines? How did these creatures avoid media attention? Get the answers from years of work by American cryptozoologists. The old "fruit bat" explanation for reports of pterosaurs in Papua New Guinea--that bat idea has now been shot down; the tail length of the larger creatures has been estimated at a minimum of ten feet and a maximum of over twenty feet.

More shocking, these giant long-tailed flying creatures are not confined to the southwest Pacific: They are seen in the contiguous United States of America. Most pterosaurs in North America, however, are smaller, with many wingspan estimates at less than fifteen feet; nevertheless, how shocking! What amazing encounters! In California, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and many other states, eyewitnesses have seen strange featherless creatures flying overhead. These are not bats; most have long tails and are bigger than any bat.

Dive into eyewitness testimonies; compare sightings through the author's detailed analysis. Expanded second edition, nonfiction.
 

From the Back Cover

 
The Truth About Pterosaurs:

Susan Wooten was driving east on Highway 20, towards Florence, South Carolina, when something flew just above and in front of her car. With a long tail but no feathers, "it looked as big as any car."

Scott Norman did not believe he would see a living pterosaur, as he sat alone, taking his turn watching the night sky. A bird is what his friends had probably seen. But at 2:00 a.m., less than forty feet away, what flew over the shed was no bird. The head alone was about four feet long; the head crest, two feet long, like that of a Pteranodon.

Americans, for years, have reported obvious living pterosaurs, with sightings in Washington state, California, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, Kansas, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Missouri.

Discover for yourself these amazing yet true stories and why they are usually absent from news headlines. Learn of the searches and research done by a few American cryptozoologists who stand up to ridicule and proclaim the truth. At least two pterosaur species (quite uncommon, mostly nocturnal) still live in North America.
 
The product details, as given to me by Jonathan David Whitcomb, are as follows:
 
Publication Date: Nov 20 2010
ISBN/EAN13: 1456341359 / 9781456341350
Page Count: 146
Language: English
Related Categories: Nature/Wildlife
SRP: $13.65
 
You can purchase Jonathan David Whitcomb's second edition of Live Pterosaurs in America from these websites:
 
Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/Live-Pterosaurs-America-second-Eyewitness/dp/1456341359/

Directly from the publisher (Createspace.com) (helps fund more research):
https://www.createspace.com/3499921
 
Enjoy!