Despite my colleague Chris Cox’s article the other day (see A Bad Day for Bigfoot), I remain optimistic that there will be some proof of an unknown, living, upright-walking primate found — eventually. As cryptozoologist Scott Marlowe points out in response to that article, “The researchers DON’T claim any sweeping generalization whatsoever. They are simply reporting on those samples they worked with — and say as much in the report.” “Good science is about patience, not easy g
Screen shot of the moment the supposed Skunk Ape stands upright. Could this be the best video yet of the elusive Skunk Ape, the south’s version of Bigfoot? Here’s the description accompanying the video, which was uploaded by YouTube user Josh Highcliff on October 28, 2013: Here is exactly what I seen, I’m not sure what it is but can someone please tell me? Is there a person who can do video analyses or something? I got scared and ran away, i wish i stayed to keep taking the
David “Crusty” Herron snapped this photo of what he dubbed “Lost Nessie” from a distance of about 600 feet from shore. Last Friday, the scene from Magnetic Island off the northern coast of Australia must have looked like something straight out of The Lost World. Beachgoers were treated to the sight of what appeared to be a long-necked sea going creature straight out of our prehistoric past. The strange looking object moving in the water was extraordinary enough to get the at
Dr. Melba Ketchum’s announcement of Zoobank accepting her proposed name for the Bigfoot species. Dr. Melba Ketchum announced today that Zoobank has officially granted the creatures popularly known as “Bigfoot” the latin name: Homo sapiens cognatus. http://zoobank.org/NomenclaturalActs/40E2FA1F-10A1-4D42-8B02-A007347F1B43 (And the race to the finish line starts heating up!) #Yeti #Bigfoot #Zoobank #mystery #Cryptozoology #Cryptid #science #Homosapienscognatus #weirdnews #museu
Former heavyweight boxing champion-turned-Bigfoot hunter Nikolai Valuev joins host Mark Evans as they investigate the Almasty. For those of you who have not had the chance to watch the first episode of the excellent show Bigfoot Files, you can watch it in its entirety here: The show is well-worth watching, and is an example of the type of programming cryptozoology needs more of. Bigfoot Files takes a scientific approach to the search for answers to the mystery of Bigfoot, fol
Abominable Snowmen book and my mummified “Yeti” finger. I was tipped off to this news several months ago (and again a few days ago) that Oxford University geneticist Dr. Bryan Sykes would be announcing some “unexpected results” concerning his DNA study of supposed Yeti hair samples. Well, now those results are being officially announced to the world, and I would think it’s safe to say they are not what anybody had expected, but no less amazing in my opinion. For centuries, ta
This morning a group of Sasquatch researchers have announced their findings after a five year study into the phenomenon of Bigfoot. New photos and videos filled with never before seen images were released Tuesday by a group known as the Sasquatch Genome Project. They were in Dallas Tuesday to unveil its findings.
Dr. Melba Ketchum, a genetics scientist led the project. “We want people to understand this is a serious study,” said Ketchum.
The five-year study costs more than $5
As you can read in our previous post, Frank Hansen, the man who originally exhibited the Minnesota Iceman in the 1960s and 70s, revealed in a 1970 article in Saga Magazine that he himself was the one who shot the creature while hunting in the deep woods of Minnesota. Keep that in mind as you read this next story (click on the link below), which details some interviews with Frank Hansen in his final years. If the following account is true, why would Hansen in his later years
I received many requests from various individuals and groups for the entire backstory of the Minnesota Iceman. If you want to learn its fascinating history, all I can tell you there is a lot of information out there on the subject, so I encourage you to do your own research. For those of you who have neither the time, patience or inclination to research the subject on your own, I generously provide to you one piece of the puzzle here for your perusal. Below you can read an en
Museum of the Weird owner Steve Busti stands by the original Minnesota Iceman. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Long Lost “Minnesota Iceman” Resurfaces… in Austin, Texas! Austin, TX (MUSEUM OF THE WEIRD) June 26, 2013 ––– Museum of the Weird owner Steve Busti announced today that the infamous “frozen caveman” exhibit that toured around the country in the late 60’s and early 70’s is currently in his possession and will be exhibited to the world once again in his Austin, Texas touris
Is this a close up of a Sasquatch face? This image and a few others have been recently leaked on the internet. It is speculated that they show the face of a Bigfoot called “Matilda” by the researchers who have been studying the creature. What do you think? Is it real? Or is it just another hoax? That face sure does look familiar… #weird #Yeti #Bigfoot #mystery #TopSecret #Cryptozoology #Cryptid #weirdnews #museumoftheweird #Sasquatch
Today may go down in history as the day the legendary creature known as Bigfoot is finally scientifically proven to exist. In the scientific journal DeNovo, Dr. Melba Ketchum has published her long-awaited peer-reviewed paper on Sasquatch DNA entitled “Novel North American Hominins, Next Generation Sequencing of Three Whole Genomes and Associated Studies.” From the DeNovo website: One hundred eleven samples of blood, tissue, hair, and other types of specimens were studied, ch
This event is going on this weekend at the Museum of the Weird in downtown Austin. We’re going to have several famous cryptozoologists and authors as well as maybe a surprise appearance by Bigfoot himself! It’s going to be an awesome event! UPDATE: all advance tickets are sold out, but we’ll still be selling regular admission to the Museum. Even though our advance tickets to the lectures and the movie screening are already sold out, we will still have the museum open for ge
Discovery Channel will air the first-ever footage of a live giant squid. For the first time ever, we finally have video footage of a live giant squid in its natural habitat, deep in the ocean’s abyss. The footage, which will air on a future Discovery Channel special, was captured by a film crew approximately 3,000 feet down in the Northern Pacific Ocean. According to Richard Ellis, author of The Search for the Giant Squid, “It’s an exciting, exciting discovery.” “We can learn
Many people believed the end of the world would come on December 21, 2012, the date that marked the end of the Mayan calendar. That date has come and gone, and I can’t help but wonder what all the die-hard Mayan Apocalypse believers are thinking now. There were two general ways of thinking about how this end would come: it would either be a horrific doomsday scenario that would be the end of all life as we know it, or it would mark the beginning of a new age of human enlighte
The folks over at the online news source, huffingtonpost.com, have pulled together a neat little top ten list of their best and favorite ufo and unexplained phenomena headlines of the year! Take a look at some of the stories they mention, many of which were reported on right here at museumoftheweird.com, and you’ll see just how fascinating this year really was! The Huffington post writes: The world didn’t end in 2012, nor did our fascination with UFOs.
Did a UFO hover over
What is this figure highlighted on the left? Photo credit to bigfootlunchclub.com and YouTube user Matt Stansberry. Back in 2010 a very interesting video was posted by Youtube user Matt Stansberry. Now, what he thought he was uploading was just a some footage of him and some buddies rafting a river in Oregon but, upon further inspection realized he got a little, or should I say a BIG, something extra! I can’t seem to find any updates to this story so, if you have any info, le
Friday, December 21th, 2012 @8:00pm The Museum of the Weird presents its 2nd Annual: An Evening of Christmas Ghost Stories
with your host Richard Whittaker Come warm your bones with some hot chocolate as we gather for an age-old Christmas tradition– listening to spooky tales of days of yore! Featuring two terrifying tales by British master of the macabre, M.R. James, as read by resident Englishman Richard Whittaker. The event is $5 and hot cocoa will be served. Seating is e
Have you always wanted to find Bigfoot? Well, now you can get as close to searching for the big guy as possible without actually leaving your own home! With as little a a $1 donation you can fund “The Falcon Project” that plans on sending a blimp to the most remote areas of the world to find Bigfoot and capture him on film. Check out their Kickstarter Project and watch the video below for more information. #weird #Yeti #Bigfoot #mystery #TopSecret #Cryptozoology #Cryptid #201
Photo of the Curiosity submurisble before being launched to incredible depths. Image credit Discovery Channel This is great! For the first time ever, Discovery has sent a tiny submarine known as Curiosity to the deepest parts of the ocean and has captured the ever elusive GIANT SQUID in natural habitat! They’re holding on to the footage until January of next year and you can bet that’ll be one thing on tv I’ll be sure not to miss. Laughing Squid writes: For the first time eve