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The Great Ape Behavioral Parallel, part 3

(For Parts 1 and 2 please visit the TBRC website at by Michael C. Mayes and Jeremy D. Wells A widely publicized study, authored by Mathias Osvath, a Ph.D. candidate at Lund University, seems to indicate some startling information about the intellectual capacities of the chimpanzee. In particular, Osvath studied the territorial displays of a captive chimpanzee named Santino. The observed behaviors of this particular chimpanzee seem to prove that apes are very much aware of the future and can plan ahead for it just as humans do. According to a report on Osvath’s work in the journal Current Biology, Santino, a chimpanzee residing at Sweden’s Furuvik Zoo, collected a stash of rocks during periods of calm, stashed them away, and then hurled them at unsuspecting zoo visitors who gawked and laughed … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bigfoot, Chimp, Cryptozoology, Featured, Great Apes, Jeremy D. Wells, Jeremy Wells, News, Sasquatch, Science, Uncategorized

Bird Beaks, Bible Belt Biology, and Bigfoot

Next Thursday, February 12, marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Few figures (if any) have had a greater impact on the course of scientific discourse and understanding, religious dialogue, and continuing public controversy.   This includes the controversy surrounding cryptids.   For some people, Darwinian theories are “proof” that certain cryptids are “impossible”. Ignoring (or misrepresenting) available evidence, they argue that certain animals simply can not exist because the design described by eye-witnesses doesn’t seem, in their mind, adapted to the environment where it was sighted. Ironically, some on the other end of the spectrum balk at the idea of cryptids because they are unwilling to confront their insecurities about where these creatures may have come from, or how they might have evolved to fill certain ecological niches.   It’s curious to me … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bigfoot, Cryptozoology, Featured, Fortean, History, Internet, News, religion, Sasquatch, Science, Uncategorized

Kathy Strain added to TBRC conference

The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy has added archaeologist Kathy Moskowitz Strain to the list of speakers for their upcoming conference, October 18, in Jefferson Texas. Strain will be discussing her new book Giants, Cannibals & Monsters: Bigfoot in Native Culture. We here at Anomaly have received a review copy of Giants, Cannibals & Monsters, and while we haven’t had the time to give it the proper, in-depth review it deserves, our initial impressions are positive. The book is gorgeously illustrated, and worth the price of purchase for the photographs alone. Nearly every page features amazing archival photography of the native peoples whose legends are discussed; including turn of the century candid shots of them going about their daily lives, participating in ceremonies and dances, and pausing to pose for gorgeous portraits. The stories selected also seem to run … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bigfoot, Books, Cryptozoology, Events, Featured, Fortean, History, Jeremy D. Wells, Jeremy Wells, News, Sasquatch, Texas, Uncategorized, Yeti

Speakers announced for Texas Bigfoot Conference 2008

The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy (TBRC) has released a list of scheduled speakers for their upcoming 2008 Texas Bigfoot Conference in Jefferson, TX. This list includes famed hunter and conservationist Peter Byrne, who participated in a number of Himalayan expeditions funded by Texas millionaire Tom Slick to locate the Yeti before developing an interest in the North American Sasquatch; retired zoologist Dr. W. Henner Fahrenbach, custodian of what is arguably the world’s largest collection of suspected Sasquatch hair; author and filmmaker Dana Holyfield, whose documentary film The Legend of the Honey Island Swamp Monster examines hairy biped reports from the swamps and bayous of Louisiana; co-founder of the North American Bigfoot Search (NABS) and author of The Hoopa Project, David Paulides; and TBRC stalwarts, wildlife biologist Professor Alton Higgins and former … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bigfoot, Books, Cryptozoology, Events, Featured, Fortean, History, Jeremy D. Wells, Jeremy Wells, Movies, News, Sasquatch, Science, Texas, Uncategorized, Yeti

Bigfoot Podcast gives insight into OFV

While there are many, many groups and individuals involved in various aspects of Bigfoot research, The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy is one of the few organizations involved in regular, ongoing field studies that employ field tested and proven methods used by biologists to document rare and endangered species around the world. The TBRC, for instance, engages in camera trapping activities that are very similar to those used to capture these images of the elusive snow leopard. The most recent news item posted over at the TBRC site concerns a recent podcast from Brian Brown’s Bigfoot Information Project detailing some of the work involved in the TBRC’s Operation Forest Vigil (OFV) project. The podcast (or BIPcast) features interviews with TBRC field investigators Daryl Colyer, Chris Buntenbah, and Dr. Ken Helmer and is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bigfoot, Cryptozoology, Fortean, Jeremy D. Wells, Jeremy Wells, News, Radio, Science