Cryptozoology : California residents report ‘Chupacabra’

 

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Residents of a Southern California community believe they’ve seen the legendary chupacabras ― and it’s stalking their pets.

Cary Shuker told the Press-Enterprise that he shooed away a hairless creature from near his home in Riverside. He described it as two feet longer “than the biggest coyote you’ve ever seen” and with a tail like a rat.

The creature snarled back at him, according to Shuker.

“It was cussing me out, basically,” he told the newspaper. “I stole its breakfast. It was hunting my cat.”

The Press-Enterprise quoted three residents who say they’ve seen the creature and worry it could kill pets or maybe even attack someone out for a stroll.

But one expert said the creature is certainly not the mythical chupacabras, the “goat sucker” that supposedly stalks animals and drinks their blood.

Loren Coleman, director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Maine, said it was likely a coyote with mange or similar much more common animal.

“DNA results prove these are 100 percent canid (coyotes, foxes, dogs, red wolves), usually with mange,” Coleman said.

Indeed, residents of another Southern California community last year reported chupacabras sightings that turned out to be coyotes with mange. Experts told the local ABC station at the time that coyotes could have been eating rats that had been sickened with poison, which in turn sickened them.

Since mange is contagious, there is concern it could spread to pets that come into contact with the “chupacabras.”

Local wildlife officials agreed that the new sightings in Riverside are not mythical creatures.

“Chupacabras are not a thing,” Andrew Hughan, spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, told the Press-Enterprise.

Coleman said a DNA test taken from saliva at a kill site could easily solve the “mystery,” but predicted it wouldn’t happen.

“People label dog-like cryptic beasts ‘Chupacabras’ because they love mysteries, and it’s the hip thing to do,” he said.

 

 

Source :

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/california-chupacabras_us_5979311ee4b02a4ebb72d5dd

Mystery ‘ape’ filmed

Wildlife authorities have been investigating the recent sighting of an ape-like creature in California. Jake Gardiner had been walking along a woodland hiking trail in the La Crescenta foothills last week when he encountered a peculiar uneasiness and the feeling that something was watching him.

Taking out his cellphone, he recorded footage of the surrounding area in the hope of picking something up. To his surprise, when he watched the video back afterwards he noticed what appeared to be a large ape swinging through the trees above. “You can definitely see a torso and four limbs moving around and swinging around,” he said.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has since been investigating the sighting. “We think that it’s a pretty good possibility that it is some kind of ape,” said spokesman Andrew Hughan. “These animals are incredibly strong and they can very easily kill or seriously injure a person because – if it turns out to be an ape – this animal is scared, hungry, out of its element.”A news report featuring Gardiner’s footage of the creature can be viewed below.

 

Source :

http://ktla.com/2017/06/06/caught-on-video-mystery-creature-spotted-prowling-hills-behind-la-crescenta/

 

Video – A group of tourists recently spotted a strange object in the waters of Scotland’s legendary loch

A screenshot from the video taken by Rob Jones that appears to show Nessie. Picture: Contributed

A screenshot from the video taken by Rob Jones that appears to show Nessie. Picture: Contributed

After more than eight months without a sighting, the Loch Ness Monster appears to be back with a bang. Rob Jones, 35, from North Wales, filmed this footage on Sunday, of a mysterious shape moving across the loch.

 


Source : http://www.scotsman.com/regions/inverness-highlands-islands/video-does-this-prove-the-loch-ness-monster-is-real-1-4441401

 

 

 

 

 

Scientist is seeking Loch Ness Monster’s DNA

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A 1934 photo supposedly depicting the Loch Ness Monster. The photo was revealed as a hoax in 1994. Photo supplied.

Professor Neil Gemmell is hoping to acquire a DNA sample of the legendary Scottish lake monster.

Several researchers have attempted to locate signs of a large creature in the depths of Loch Ness over the years, but while to date their efforts have come up empty, there’s a chance that modern science may have finally caught up enough to solve the mystery once and for all.

Professor Gemmell, who heads up the anatomy department at the University of Otago in New Zealand, is looking to collect and analyze samples from the loch because he believes that modern genomic technology is now sensitive enough to be able to detect the creature’s cells in the water.

To determine what type of creature the monster is, all he would need to do is filter out the genetic data for all known animals in the loch to see what’s left afterwards.

“Is there anything in Loch Ness that looks different from everything else ?” he said.

“It started out as an idea that I voiced on Twitter with some other colleagues, and it’s been picked up and it seems to have grown some legitimate legs.”

While the project still needs funding in order to go ahead, Loch Ness Project leader Adrian Shine has expressed an interest in helping out by collecting the necessary water samples.

“I would be very interested in the results,” he said.

Source : https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/otago-research-proposal-identify-loch-ness-monster-dna

 

$1M is being offered for capture of Bigfoot

$1M is being offered for capture of Bigfoot


Thousands of people believe they have sighted Bigfoot. Image Credit: Roger Patterson / Bob Gimlin
The substantial cash prize has already prompted quite a buzz in Ohio where a new photograph has emerged.

Bigfoot Project Investments, Inc. is offering the chance to win a $1 million ‘Bigfoot Bounty’ in exchange for “information leading to the capture or delivery of a bona fide Bigfoot.”

The controversial challenge runs from April 2nd until December 25th.

So lucrative is the sum of money on offer in fact that the team behind the challenge have already found themselves being called out to Ohio to investigate a reported Bigfoot sighting in Girard.

The witness was Youngstown resident Xavier King who claimed he had been driving home recently when he caught sight of a strange creature.

“I had seen something, I don’t know what it was, I had seen something, that’s all I know. I got out and took a picture,” he said.

Sadly though, due to the fact that it has been submitted as part of the $1M challenge, the photograph has not been released to the public and probably won’t be until the end of the year.

Whether anyone will have been able to claim the prize by then remains to be seen.

Source :  http://www.inquisitr.com/4128937/bigfoot-in-ohio/

 

 

 

Bob Gimlin speaks out about Bigfoot footage


A still frame from the original Bluff Creek video. Image Credit: Roger Patterson / Bob Gimlin
One of the two men who filmed the infamous Bluff Creek Bigfoot video has long regretted his involvement.

Filmed in 1967 in Northern California, the Patterson-Gimlin film has long remained the most hotly debated and tantalising piece of footage ever recorded in relation to the Bigfoot phenomenon.

The video, which offers a clear view of a large bipedal ape-like creature walking along the creek bed, soon became world-famous and attracted the attention of Bigfoot enthusiasts and critics alike.

Patterson himself sadly passed away back in 1972 which means that Bob Gimlin, who sold his share of the rights to the film to another researcher for the measly sum of $10, is now the only person left alive who knows what really happened that day.

The level of harassment and abuse he has since received over the footage however has left him wishing that he had never agreed to take part in the original expedition in the first place.

“It ruined me,” he said. “They’d come driving in my driveway all times of the night and go ‘Bob! We want to go out Bigfoot hunting.’ My wife was a teller at a savings and loan institution. Of course, she was sitting right there and the public would come in and make smart remark.”

“This went on and on and on until she come home crying. She’d say, ‘I’m not tough enough.’ A couple times we were going to split up over this.”

Despite these problems however Gimlin still maintains that he knows what he saw that day.

“I can understand why they don’t believe in it – because I didn’t believe it either. But I saw one. And I know what I saw. And I know it wasn’t a man in a suit. It couldn’t have been.”