Is there room in the Para/Crypto/Fortean world for a gun-toting, paranoid, bipolar, opinionated bastard? A lonely romantic in search of his lost soul? A knight, Samurai, gunslinger, born in the wrong century? A self-destructive, doom-driven survivor seeking redemption? A heavy drinking gonzo outlaw cryptozoologist whose ego is exceeded only by his libido?
No, there isn't. That's why I'm here...

19 December 2010

Bigfoot: Coming To A Trailer Park Near You?

Do y'all really wanna know how I come up with some of my theories and ideas? My inspirations come from a variety of sources. For example, this weekiend I'm fighting off a nasty sinus/cold thing. My preferred method of treatment is to ingest dangerous quantities of NyQuil and frequent glasses of Mango-ritas. This may not cure me, but it makes the discomfort much more bearable, and the resultant unconsciousness allows me to get get the "rest my body needs".
Lately Ive been reading Stan Gordon's "Silent Invasion", which details a rash of UFO and Bigfoot sightings in Pennsylvania in the 1970's.

While reading the book I've noticed that a LOT of the BF sightings occurred near mobile home parks or near mobile homes. (it should also be noted that other Fortean researchers have commented on this as well). Maybe it's my stuffed-up head, maybe it's the "medication", but here's a little scenario I concocted.
Suppose the UFOs do in fact drop off the BFs (for some undetermined reason). The poor BFs are stranded, lost, and just trying to find their way home. So, they wander about, trying to catch a ride back to wherever/whenever they came from. And what to their red, glowing, wandering eyese should appear?

That's right, a big, metal box, with doors, windows, and lights, just like the mysterious craft that dropped them off in the first place. So, the BFs poke around, peek in the windows, frighten the occupants, and determine that they've come to the wrong place. The BFs keep on looking and eventually "THEY" come along and give the poor critters a return trip.
Unlikely? Yes.
Possible? Who knows?

11 December 2010

Freaky Piccy Pt 2

Here's a thought that occured to me this morning. In the annals of Cryptozoology and Monster Hunting, ocaasionally a "One-Timer" pops up. A One-Timer is a unique creature that makes an appearance, causes a stir, and never turns up again. Unlike BF, Nessie & her kin, or Chupacabras, One-Timers don't have a trail of recorded sightings in their wake. One such creature was the Dover Demon , seen during a 25-hour period in 1977 in Dover, MA. Two different witesses saw the thing, and their descriptions were practically identical. Check out the drawing...

Remember what ol King Solomon said about "nothing new under the sun"? Dover Demon researchers have pointed out the similarities between the DD and a creature of Cree Indian legend called the mannigishi. Descriptions of these two creatures sound remarkably similar.
So, is the DD exploring the woods of Louisiana? Do the Mannigishi hace Southern cousins? Is El Chupacabra morphing again? Or the trailcam pic just another internet hoax?

10 December 2010

One Freaky Piccy!


Check out this image captured on a Lousiana hunter's trailcam. If it isn't a hoax, I'm not sure what it is! Check out the story HERE.

09 December 2010

Panthers and "Vampires"...Whattup In Marshall County?

Hot on the heels of a reported black panther attack comes this news story about aVampire wannabe charged with assault after burning a "V" into the victim's forehead. Whether the "V" stood for "Vampire" or "Victim" is uncertain. Based on the story, the perp, if convicted, should recieve a fitting punishment. How about sending him to prison with an "L" branded on his forehead, signifying that he's a LOSER!
As an aside, Marshall County is part of Alabama'sSand Mountain region which I posted about in the past.
Told y'all the place was weird!

08 December 2010

Nifty!


I must confess to being a gadget & gear freak. If only my budget would allow me to indulge in my addictions! Here's a neat little bit-o-kit that I ran across.
The Ozonics HR-200 scent eliminator. No, it doesn't have anything to do with personal hygeine, nor is it for those occasions when your deodorant just doesn't cut it or your best friend won't tell you.
The HR-200 is a device that generates ozone to eliminate human scent when hunting. It basically creates a "scent-free" zone. And while I'm not a game hunter, it certainly wouldn't hurt when seeking BF, big cats, or other cryptids. Anything to mask your presence can only be a plus.
Of course, the BIG question is: would it work on ZOMBIES??

05 December 2010

Black Panthers In Alabama

Here's a news story from a few counties over from me about a black panther attack.
UNION GROVE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man says he's recovering after being attacked by a panther near his Marshall County home.
Frank Harmes says he was walking his dog in a cove behind his home near Morgan City when he heard something behind him and turned to see a black panther.
Harmes says he moved to try to scare the panther away, but instead it attacked and clawed his leg. He says he stabbed the animal twice with a knife and it ran away.
Residents of the area have reported seeing panthers in the past, saying they sometimes come out looking for food.
Harmes says he will undergo a series of rabies shots because of the attack.

And here's a Youtube link, also shot in Alabama, of a purported black panther stalking a buck.
Of course, wildlife experts, zoologists, and other scientists will tell you that there are NO native big black cats in North America. This was news to me, since I've heard stories all my life about them. Once when I was a kid, I was riding in a car with my mom and aunt when one crossed the road right in front of the car. (I didn't see it myself, since I was busy in the backseat at the time). But they said it just strolled at a leisurely pace across the road. Apparently it didn't seem concerned about being hit. (which would have surely happened except that it crossed at a particularly twisty section of road, so we weren't going that fast).
Just like most other mystery creatures, they're "not supposed to exist", but people just keep on seeing 'em!

01 December 2010

"On To The Next" or "Back To The Same"?

One reason I haven't posted in a while is that I've been wasting a lot of time on Facebook. I've befriended a lot of Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Investigators on there. (it just kinda worked out that way really, it wasn't really intentional, same goes for the Wiccans, Pagans, and Witches for that matter).
And I read their updates about how they're going to investigate Waverly Hills, or Sloss Furnace, or Eastern State Penitentiary, or how they'd so LOVE to investigate the Lizzy Borden House, or Alcatraz, or that mecca of haunted places, the Stanley Hotel. The question I'd like to pose to these groups is: WHY???
Granted, as a Monster Hunter and seeker of Heavy Weirdness, there are certain hot spots I'd love to spend some time poking around, HOWEVER, these are places that haven't been investigated TO DEATH!! There's virtual 24/7 surveillance at Loch Ness, so why should I bother flying to Scotland for a crack at Nessie? There are numerous Bigfoot organizations staking out various sites from the PNW to the Big Thicket in Texas and the Florida Everglades. Great! Let 'em hunt & more power to 'em!
So, why is it that the Ghost Hunting community is so enamored of a few well-known, heavily investigated sites? Maybe I'm missing something, I don't know. As I've said before, I don't really "do" ghosts.
"But we got some interesting photographs!" (so have plenty of others!) "We captured some clear EVPs!" (yawn...) "We had some hair-raising personal experiences!" (show me the money!) "The mediums and psychics on our team picked up some fascinating impressions!" (well, if THEY say so...).
I just don't see the point in going to a well-known haunted site and repeating the same old investigations over and over. Sure, if you have some NEW technology, technique, or approach to try, these sites would make for nice proving grounds. If you have a NEW theory you'd like to test, then the popular McHaunted places would be a nice ectoplasmic petri dish, I suppose.
But how about getting out there and finding some NEW and DIFFERENT places? Why go to the same places and do the same things others have already done? Are you seriously investigating? Are you trying to advance the field? Are you trying to learn anything? Or, are you nothing more than a bunch of paratourists and wannabes?