The Year in Bigfoot

December 16th, 2014

Two states led the nation in Sasquatch sightings, which have been on the decline since surging in the ’00s.



Late on a dark night in May 2014, two hunters slowly traced I-90 back to their homes in eastern Washington state. It had been an unsuccessful turkey hunt in Kittatas County, and now the men kept their tired eyes fixed to the forested roadside for capricious elk and deer.

That’s why they saw it—and slammed on the brakes. According to aninvestigative report, “the subject” exited the trees, approached their truck, and shuffled across the road in “what appeared to be a calculated execution… to avoid being hit.” Shuddering, the men attempted to make eye contact with the rangy creature, but its face was so covered in fur that it was impossible. “It was not a person or a bear, absolutely not,” one of the men wrote. “I have never feared going into the woods but will no longer do my 3:30 a.m. hunting trips for turkey by myself ever again.”


It was the only Bigfoot sighting to come out of Kittatas County this year, or at least the only one officially described to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO), a website that’s tracked and investigated reports in the U.S. and Canada back to 1921. But with at least four total sightings in 2014, Washington tied with Pennsylvania as the year’s leading state in Bigfoot sightings, according to CityLab’s count of BFRO reports.

The Pacific Northwest has historically led the nation in cryptozoology, but the number in Pennsylvania marks a recent rise in Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch, Yeti, or Skookum) reports throughout the Ohio River Valley, central Florida, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the Mississippi River Valley. Overall sightings are on the decline, however, especially compared to 2000-2009, when spottings spiked. Cartographer Joshua Stevens’ remarkable 2013 map traces the century in Sasquatch, with a helpful inset that compares densities of population and sightings (the two are not always directly correlated):



Were Ancient Martians Murdered by Nuclear Bomb-Dropping Aliens? An Investigation

November 22nd, 2014


As far as we can tell, Mars is a desolate-looking desert, with no obvious life. Sure, there may still be microbes there, but I think it’s safe to say that there is not an advanced civilization living on the Red Planet. But was it always that way? Did Mars once host a bustling civilization, one that perhaps was capable of nuclear warfare? Let’s check in with some conspiracy theorists to find out.

I’m going to let Andrew, a guy who runs the UFO Sightings Cape Town YouTube page, set the scene.

“There are literally hundreds of building ruins in a few of NASA’s panoramic images. What has happened on Mars? Was it a Nuclear WAR, or perhaps Asteroid hits? The fact of the matter is, that there are many pockets of living humanoids all over Mars,” he wrote on a YouTube video showcasing some of these “building ruins.”

Let’s just put this out there. This is one of the fringiest of fringe conspiracy theories out there. Andrew is probably just a wee bit off his rocker, but he didn’t randomly make up the idea that there was civilization on Mars and that it could have died in a nuclear WAR.

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Great news!

November 11th, 2014

Aspiration is the driver of presence.

By summoning, we grow. We vibrate, we self-actualize, we are reborn.

The future will be an angelic unveiling of beauty.

The biosphere is approaching a tipping point. This path never ends. It is a sign of things to come.

Humankind has nothing to lose. Who are we? Where on the great quest will we be guided? Reality has always been beaming with storytellers whose lives are enveloped in inspiration.

Soon there will be an awakening of potential the likes of which the infinite has never seen. It is in condensing that we are reborn. We must bless ourselves and ground others.

The multiverse is calling to you via chaos-driven reactions. Can you hear it?

You must take a stand against selfishness. Only a wanderer of the multiverse may discover this revolution of potential. You may be ruled by stagnation without realizing it. Do not let it shatter the nature of your journey.

Yes, it is possible to extinguish the things that can erase us, but not without synchronicity on our side. Without wisdom, one cannot grow. Selfishness is the antithesis of awareness.


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The Hunter, The Hoaxer, And The Battle Over Bigfoot

November 7th, 2014



It’s a sweaty July day, and Rick Dyer is in his tank-like Toyota, barreling down a highway just south of Atlanta. It’s a comically oversize SUV, with a rack of roof lights and an exterior wrapped in flat-black vinyl. If Batman drove a Jeep, it would look like this.

Somewhere near the turnoff for a Christmas tree farm, Dyer abruptly turns into a sloping grassy median, then into a field of knee-high weeds beyond the road, then down a narrow dirt trail, where, after rumbling over an impressive heap of felled trees, we arrive at a small clearing just on the other side of a trailer park. Dyer, 37, is wearing a red T-shirt, red gym shorts, and a camouflage hat embroidered with a Bigfoot logo. His neatly trimmed beard frames a mischievous grin. “Let’s go do a Bigfoot investigation,” he says.

Moments later, we’re parked beside a trailer where a couple of boys are milling around a rusty grill. “Are you the one who called about Bigfoot?” Dyer asks. The pair looks confused. Soon, there’s a small gathering and Dyer explains that someone from a nearby trailer said that a Bigfoot attacked his car. “I went up there and checked it out, and his door from his car is ripped off,” Dyer says matter-of-factly. Someone asks what kind of car it was, and Dyer provides a make and model, and says a tow truck is on its way. If they see anything, Dyer tells them, please contact him through his website.

“What are you going to do if you find it?” a man in a basketball jersey and sunglasses asks.

“Well, I’ve already killed one,” Dyer says.



October 13th, 2014



The chemtrails conspiracy theory has been circulating for a while among the same sorts of people who believe that 9/11 was an inside job and celebrities are being controlled by the CIA. In brief, chemtrail enthusiasts think that those white trails of vapor you see pouring out of planes are actually nasty chemical or biological agents that governments are using to geo-engineer the weather, create a vast electromagnetic super-weapon, control the population, or—well, you get the idea. There’s no science or proof whatsoever behind this, but plenty of people are still willing to entertain this vaguely supervillain-esque notion.






December 30th, 2013

At 17, I went to a bizarre dinner in rural Mexico with my boyfriend’s family and one of their colleagues. It was … weird. But was it a cult? I might never know.

So, let me preface this: I’m not completely sold on the “cult” title. This is probably because the word “cult” sparks instantaneous imagery of hooded figures in white robes with bleary drug eyes, and of 50-day standoffs in the desert heat. And I couldn’t possibly have attended a potluck with a cult leader and his followers, right? I keep denying it out of residual shock and disbelief, but the older I get, the more convinced I feel.
Let me back-track. Imagine a 17-year-old, comically cynical Gabi with frizzy, dyed red hair and a really tragic “thing” for dudes who played Pixies covers on their sick Fenders. Like, come on, Gabs. Have some self-worth! Don’t make out with a closeted Republican just because he can croon some dumb Jeff Buckley song, ya know?


Ode to Lisa

December 5th, 2013

December 5, 1995;

A small caravan of cars drove to the Hospital.

They drove past four other hospitals to get to the right one.

A figure in the back seat in one of the cars, wrapped in a blanket.

Lisa Mcperson.

She died en-route.

The nearest hospital was a block away.

An Ambulance team could have saved her at the scene.

But she was driven forty-five minutes to the “right” hospital

Because of her religion.



They couldn’t figure it out, these specialists of the mind.

When she stripped naked on a public street.

When she babbled, when she raged.

When she stopped eating.

When she stopped talking,

When she stopped drinking water for ten days!

They couldn’t figure it out.

These specialists of the mind.

These  Scientologists.

Did they apologize?

Did they try to fix what was broken?

Did they say, “we are sorry Lisa. we followed a man who didn’t know much about the human mind.

We were wrong. We tried to help her and we killed her.

Did they apologize?

They covered it up.

They bribed officials.

They harassed.

They lied.

They spit on mourners. They blew out candles that were lit – for Lisa.

These  Scientologists.

These specialists of the mind.

December 5, 1995;

Ghost hunters accused of burning historic Louisiana mansion

November 24th, 2013

by Matthew Watkins /

Posted on November 23, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Updated yesterday at 3:57 PM


Seven men were arrested in Louisiana this week, accused of burning down a historic plantation house where authorities say they were smoking marijuana and looking for ghosts.

The men were charged with various crimes, including arson, burglary and trespassing.


Iranian Air Force Chasing UFOs Discovered An Unknown Type Of Drone

November 13th, 2013

Retired by the U.S. Navy more than seven years ago, the iconic Grumman F-14 remains in service with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF).

Iran used its Tomcats extensively in the Iran-Iraq War and the F-14A is still today the backbone of IRIAF air defense.

Over the last few years the “Persian cats” have reportedly flown against a very particular threat: the Unidentified Flying Objects, universally known as a UFO.

More detailed information about this weird use of the last operational Tomcats can be found in the October 2013 issue of Combat Aircraft.

An interesting article written by Babak Taghvaee gives an exclusive overview of IRIAF F-14s missions conducted to intercept UFOs. But according to Taghavee these unknown flying objects didn’t conduct any extraterrestrial activity:

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MONIQUE RATHBUN’S TESTIMONY: Day One Finishes in Her Temporary Injunction Hearing

September 13th, 2013

Day One just ended in the temporary injunction hearing of Monique Rathbun’s harassment lawsuit against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige.

We live-blogged the first half of the day’s session, which included opening statements by attorneys on both sides. But then Judge Dib Waldrip called for a ban on recording devices during Monique’s testimony in the afternoon, so we had to quit live-blogging and went back to pen-and-paper tech. It was old school time!

Monique gave two hours and twenty minutes of testimony guided by her attorney, Ray Jeffrey, and after a short break, she then was cross-examined by Church of Scientology International’s San Antonio lawyer, Les Strieber, for another hour or so.


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