Sunday, June 13, 2004

Bigfoot sighted.

( Associated Press) Bigfoot sighted. Two days ago, on June 11,

"Marion Sheldon and Gus Jules were traveling out of town along the Alaska Highway on an all-terrain vehicle between 1 and 2 a.m. when they passed what resembled a person standing on the side of the highway. ...

Thinking it was a person from their small community who might be in need of a ride, they turned around. As the two lifelong Teslin residents and members of the Teslin Tlingit Council approached to within 20 feet, they noticed the figure was covered in hair, but standing upright the entire time.

Though natural light was dusky, Jules saw what he believed to be flesh tones hidden beneath the mat of hair, he told Bakica. ... Jules is an experienced hunter. Jules described the figure as standing about 7 feet tall, but hunched over. They could see it was not a person.

As the two parties went their separate ways, the dark-haired figure crossed the highway in two or three steps. Teslin is about 90 miles southeast of Whitehorse. It would not be the first suspected Yukon sighting of the folklore beast.

In April 1991, three Pelly Crossing residents reported seeing a Sasquatch while driving between Pelly and Stewart Crossing. The creature fled back into the woods as the vehicle passed. The residents took a photo of what they claim were footprints measuring 15 inches long in the melting snow.

I don't quite understand what they did after getting 20 feet away. Did they stop, then reverse direction and drive off while watching in the rear view mirror? For the best bigfoot evidence and thousands of sightings, see our bigfoot article.

Thursday, June 3, 2004

Strange new foxlike creature in North Carolina

(newsrecord) Published: Jun 3, 2004. Author: Mark Brumley. Strange creature stumps experts. This photo (left) of an animal about the size of a fox, but with short brown hair and a long cat-like tail, was taken by Bill and Gayle Kurdian's motion sensing camera in eastern Randolph County, North Carolina.

"In January, some people reported seeing an unidentifiable creature in southern Asheboro." The source is a legit paper, not a tabloid.

This looks somewhat like a tasmanian wolf. The tasmanian wolf -- also called a zebra dog, tasmanian tiger, or thylacine (photo right, video here) -- had smaller ears and stripes on its back. The now extinct thylacine was most closely related to kangaroos. It was a marsupial with a pouch for its young. The last one died in a zoo in 1936. Interestingly, there was an effort to clone the extinct Tasmanian Tiger to bring it back. I wonder how many large creature are still undiscovered. Bigfoot? Chupacabras?