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PostPosted: 03-02-2013 19:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a mystery where the solution is another mystery. Don't they have their own brand of bears native to Russia? Why import an American one?
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PostPosted: 03-02-2013 19:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also where the hell did they get hold of raccoon hair from? And why did they submit it this really is odd behavior.
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PostPosted: 03-02-2013 19:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a story mentioned on here recently about raccoons being a problem in Germany, so maybe they've spread? Or maybe someone's not on the level?
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PostPosted: 03-02-2013 19:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Army of Nazi raccoons force Germans to admit defeat

Raccoons introduced by the Nazis have officially occupied Germany after experts admitted they are there to stay.

The north American invaders – freed in the wild on the orders of Luftwaffe chief Hermann Goering – broke into houses at the weekend as they sought food and shelter in cold weather.

Masked menace: Raccoons break in to homes to find food and warmth (Picture: AP)
As homeowners complained about furniture being ripped to make cosy nests, the German Hunting Federation said the mammals will never be ousted.

‘The raccoon is firmly established in Germany, this has to be accepted,’ said spokesman Daniel Hoffman.

Magnus Wessel, head of the conservation department at Friends of the Earth Germany, said: ‘Limiting their numbers is pretty much all that can be done.’

Raccoons, which German pest controllers say now number in the millions, often choose to live under houses as they feel safe from predators and can steal food from the bins.

As the cold conditions hit, a couple arrived back from holiday to find one of the animals had climbed down the chimney and eaten all the food in their cupboards in Spessart, Hesse.

A raccoon chased off a cat after breaking in through its flap, eating a packet of biscuits and ripping up a cushion for a nest at a home in Kaiserslautern.

Goering ordered the release of a breeding pair of raccoons when he was the Third Reich’s chief forester in 1934, to give hunters something to shoot.

More got out in 1945 when an Allied bomb hit a farm where they were being reared for their pelts.


http://metro.co.uk/2012/10/28/army-of-nazi-raccoons-force-germans-to-admit-defeat-609094/

I recon they've picked on two animals that...actually I've no idea what they're trying to achieve.
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PostPosted: 23-02-2013 06:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new bigfoot sighting from Texas - complete with blurry mobile phone pic showing - something...

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Bigfoot sighting along Neches River?

“I’m not crazy. I don’t do drugs and I’m not a drinker,” Arceneaux said before telling his tale of seeing not one but two Bigfoot-like creatures huddled together one December morning.

The Nederland native visits Oak Bluff Cemetery about once a month to clean the graves of a friend and a cousin, something he has done for years without incident. But on an overcast, windless day Arceneaux got the fright of his life.

“I heard a blood curdling scream and a lady nearby asked me if I was OK. I told her it wasn’t me,” Arceneaux said as he stood, uneasily, at roughly the same spot where he saw the creatures. “We walked over to the water and looked to the left then straight ahead.”

What he saw next amazed him. Two Bigfoot-like creatures who had been throwing rocks in the water looked across at him and the unknown female. One was standing next to a tree, arms around the trunk and the other was squatted down. As the second creature rose from the crouching position Arceneaux estimated the creature was about eight-foot tall. So he snapped a photo with his phone, he said.

“All of a sudden they started walking then running through the woods,” he said of the bipedal creatures. “When they began to run, the lady said ‘I’m leaving’ and left. I stayed a few more seconds and then thought there may be a way for them to cross here so I left, scared.”

Arceneaux said he could see the face of the creature “clear as day.” There was hair from the mouth down like a man and when the creature turned he could see hair hanging down its arm.


More and the pic at this link: http://panews.com/local/x2056620313/Bigfoot-sighting-along-Neches-River
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PostPosted: 08-03-2013 04:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Strange Creature Photographed in Rural Pennsylvania

Something weird is lurking in the snowy forests of Pennsylvania, and one woman claims to have captured evidence of it on camera.

A woman named Polly took to Facebook a few days ago in order to post this photograph of a “sasquatch” that was snapped on her friend’s rural property. Like all great images of mystery creatures, the digital zoom has been clearly cranked to a max, making any kind of fine detail next to impossible to define, but it appears to show a gangly, crouched creature moving on all fours. Polly told Facebookers that the creature didn’t fear humans and moved like a juvenile primate:

A friend of mine lives in Pennsylvania and saw this as she called her dogs in. She was scared, because it didnt run off. She has 2 big black Chows. We think she saw a baby sasquatch. And that is what she thinks also, because she has never seen anything like this. She knows what a bear looks like, and she said it looked like a little gorilla. – Polly

The gangly beast does’t seem to fit the profile of other Bigfoot snapshots, so many commenters have taken to referring to it as a “troll”.

My first thought, and maybe I play way too many video games, is that the beast looks an awful lot like one of the Grunt’s from Halo. Someone get Master Chief on the the line.


Blurry photo of "something" at the link:

http://whofortedblog.com/2013/03/04/strange-troll-creature-photographed-rural-pennsylvania/
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PostPosted: 08-03-2013 20:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Strange Creature Photographed in Rural Pennsylvania


Blurry photo of "something" at the link:

http://whofortedblog.com/2013/03/04/strange-troll-creature-photographed-rural-pennsylvania/

While a troll would be quite the discovery, here's a photo of a bear with mange, which is much more likely and looks very much like the pic.
http://whyevolutionistrue.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/2204bear-black-mange-fla-2002.jpg

Even the "it didn't walk like a bear" statement is from someone that's probably not seen to many without their fur coats that disguise the movement of the underlying limbs.
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PostPosted: 09-03-2013 07:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Compare the "troll" thing with this thing:

http://www.bigfoot-lives.com/html/is_this_bigfoot.html

Also from Pennsylvania.

What about some sort of escaped exotic pet that someone wasn't supposed to have, and so never reported missing? Like something along the lines of a big chimp, or something?
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PostPosted: 09-03-2013 17:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

dreeness wrote:
Compare the "troll" thing with this thing:

http://www.bigfoot-lives.com/html/is_this_bigfoot.html

Also from Pennsylvania.


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"In my opinion, it appears to be a juvenile sasquatch," said Paul Majeta...


Yes, it looks just like all the juvenile sasquatches I've ever seen. Laughing Sorry, I just find that statement hilarious.

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Bigfoot or bear with bad skin?: The jury's out.


Where did they find a jury that was offered those two choices and haven't returned a verdict?

The only reason I don't immediately think "bear" when I see these two Pennsylvanian beasties is because of the hunched form. They do look to be the same thing. The bear with mange picture didn't really look like either. I'd also offer the option of an escaped primate. Otherwise, if we assume this is an unknown animal, it seems to me in six years we've got clearer evidence of the existence of a primarily quadrupedal cryptid in Pennsylvania than we've obtained for bigfoot in many decades.
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PostPosted: 11-03-2013 07:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The only reason I don't immediately think "bear" when I see these two Pennsylvanian beasties is because of the hunched form


Oh, I dunno - you shave a bear and it looks really bizarre, as in the picture above. Depending on the posture/gait at the time, I can quite believe the hunched form as a bear.
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The only reason I don't immediately think "bear" when I see these two Pennsylvanian beasties is because of the hunched form


Oh, I dunno - you shave a bear and it looks really bizarre


*Runs off to get hair clippers and limited edition steiff* Wink
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PostPosted: 02-04-2013 19:08    Post subject: Bigfoot? Article from 1908 Reply with quote

From the spokane press newspaper, nov 9th, 1908. 'I saw wilman in the woods'

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88085947/1908-11-09/ed-1/seq-5/#date1=1836&index=4&rows=20&words=beast+mysterious&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1922&proxtext=Mysterious+beast&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=2
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Hikers capture 'bigfoot' on film
Hikers in Canada have filmed what crypto-zoologists are hoping is evidence of the existence of the Sasquatch.
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12:00AM BST 30 Jul 2013

A hiking couple have claimed that new footage they shot while walking in the Canadian wilderness shows the legendary bigfoot. The claim is the latest in a long series of reported sightings in Canada over the past few years.

The video, allegedly shot in Mission, British Columbia, shows a large, gangling figure possibly covered in black hair, loping over a forest hilltop.
Although filmed from a distance, it is possible to make out the figure emerging from behind a tree. It is visible for around 20 seconds, before appearing to punch a few leaves out of the way and disappearing out of sight.

According to crypto-zoology website 'Legend Tracker', the couple were on a hiking holiday when they spotted the mythical creature in the distance and began to film.

The tantalising footage has left bigfoot believers hoping that experts can examine it and therefore prove that the legendary ape-like sasquatch does indeed live in the forests of North America.

At the beginning of July, Texas veterinarian Melba Ketchum claimed to have proved the existence of sasquatch with DNA evidence, however, the 'sample' she provided turned out to contain mostly opossum DNA, mixed in with markers from other animals.

Sasquatch is a Native American term meaning “hairy giant”. Footage filmed in Mantitoba in 2005 appeared to show a large apelike creature, although it was too grainy to be conclusive

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/10211310/Hikers-capture-bigfoot-on-film.html

Could be anywhere on the spectrum from real-deal to hoax, for my money!
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PostPosted: 31-07-2013 10:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

rynner2 wrote:

Could be anywhere on the spectrum from real-deal to hoax, for my money!


My thoughts exactly. The only thing that will ever prove their existence will be a dead body found somewhere.
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PostPosted: 31-07-2013 19:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hikers capture 'bigfoot' on film
Hikers in Canada have filmed what crypto-zoologists are hoping is evidence of the existence of the Sasquatch.

The video was posted in response to a software company calling for submissions of videos of sasquatch, Ogopogo, etc, to promote their new phone app for "tracking legends" such as sasquatch...
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Sasquatch+videos+uploaded+software+company+viral+real+fake/8731162/story.html
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