Saturday, 28 January 2012

DNA Evidence Of Sasquatch Or....?

I have to admit that on hearing the following I was cheerfully expectant.  However, things seem to have gotten more confused and I have to wonder if something fishy is going on.  The 24/7 Bigfoot Evidence site published the following:

This just in from Bigfoot Forums. There's so much to go through, but we're going to post it all here first and we'll dissect everything later.

The following entry is from the U.S. Copyright Office website. It's a copyright application submitted by Melba Stinnett Ketchum for a film titled "Sasquatch: The Tribe Revealed."

The scheduled released date is February 15, 2012.

    Type of Work Preregistered: Motion Picture

    Literary Work in Book Form

    Advertising or Marketing Photograph

    Preregistration Number / Date: PRE000003852 / 2010-09-16

    Application Title: Sasquatch: The Tribe Revealed

    Title: Sasquatch: The Tribe Revealed

    Copyright Claimant: Melba Stinnett Ketchum. Address: P O Box 455, Timpson, TX, 75975, United States.

    Creation of Work Began: 2008-04-07 (Approximate)
    Date of Anticipated Completion: 2011-06-22 (Approximate)
    Projected Date of Publication: 2012-02-15 (Approximate)
    Authorship on Application: Melba Stinnett Ketchum.

    Description of Work: A film and/or documentary, narration or audio book, supporting photos and literary paper/document/book that will follow the The Sasquatch Project, the scientist and the scientific testing and proof for the existence of Sasquatch/ Bigfoot. Information will include discussion of results including A New Tribe of Living Humans, the complete Sasquatch mitochondrial genome sequence and nuclear DNA variations and text will show complete mitochondrial (mt) genome sequences were identified from DNA, analysis of the assembled sequence unequivocally establishes that the Sasquatch mtDNA falls inside the range of modern human mtDNAs and discussions of the origins thereof. The proof that the Sasquatch is not only the closest living human relative but is actually a contemporary living human. Also discussed is nuclear DNA testing performed on the same samples and the variations found in various genes including MC1R gene RUNX2 and FOXP2 as well as other targets genes involved in the perception of sound, transmission of nerve signals, the production of sperm and the lactase gene. Also discussed is how testing has ruled out ape cross and any ancient contributor and that Sasquatch is indeed a modern human with some genetic mutations accounting for their physical appearance. Also included are discussion of the history of samples and circumstances surrounding the acquisition, their testing, the circumstances surrounding the entire Sasquatch DNA Project. Documentary stars Melba Ketchum, et al

    Copyright Note: C.O. correspondence.
    Names: Ketchum, Melba Stinnett

Breaking: Dr. Melba Ketchum Makes A Statement Regarding The Proposed Media Project [The Ketchum Project] 


This statement was just posted on Dr. Melba Ketchum's Facebook page. If you haven't "friended" her yet, we suggest that you become her best friend, otherwise, you can always come back here for the latest updates regarding what is possibly the greatest biological discovery of our time. It's either that, or she's just pulling our legs.

From Melba Ketchum via Facebook, Posted 7:42 PST

Update: Dr. Melba Ketchum Makes A Statement Regarding The Proposed Media Project

"To address the recent hype and misstatements concerning my paper, please be advised that the information pulled off the US Copyright website for a 2010 preregistration for a proposed media project is not an accurate summary of our scientific testing and data and does not reflect the current conclusions of our scientific paper. The contemplated media project was never produced and no update was ever made to the short description on the preregistration statement. Instead of working on proposed media projects, we have been focusing our time and energy on our ongoing scientific testing and data which will be accurately summarized in the final version of our scientific paper. The final paper presenting our data, analysis and updated conclusions will be published in a peer reviewed scientific journal but we do not have a publication date at this time."

- Dr. Melba Ketchum 

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Franklyn Angus Davin-Wilson

You know, Franklyn Angus Davin-Wilson really ought to be far better known than he is.

I first met Franklyn at a Bristol meeting of the British Flying Saucer Bureau (BFSB f. 1953) back in 1976, I think. I was speaking to a few people and grabbed a break when this short, skinny chap wearing a Russian style fur hat came up to me. Someone said to me:"That's Franklyn Davin-Wilson" and then moved off. Franklyn stretched out his hand and beamed a huge smile -displaying a large set of canid teeth. I shook his hand and said "Fox teeth aren't they?" His smile grew as he popped out the false set of teeth he had a dentist make from fox teeth. "I like you!" he said.  Apparently people normally gasped or backed off when he gave them his vampiric smile!

Franklyn had become interested in UFOs reports after leaving the army in the 1960s and reading the accounts of astronomers and astronauts about their own encounters. A former Bristol Grammar School student (the BGS seemed to spawn, uh, "eccentrics"!) he was a founding member of the British Computer Society as well as a keen astronomer. Franklyn was a constant ally while I was at the BFSB as a committee member and later editor of its UFO News Bulletin and his support continued on into the days of UFO International.  Along with Dennis Cowdy, a founder in 1952 of Manchester Flying Saucer Research, Franklyn was at the core of the Anomalous Observational Phenomena Bureau and Project Grey Book.

Franklyn advocated that every published UFO account should not be accepted as suitable for inclusion unless there was a second or third source -even then, the more sources the better and if you could check the report yourself -much better.  This has stuck to me every day since.

In the mid-1970s Franklyn even advocated the use of computers in UFO reports analysis and also for the analysis of UFO photographs.  He did design a computer card system for BUFORA but they seemed to drop the idea.

His specialist field of research were Signals From Space, Astronomers and UFOs, Unidentified Orbital Objects and photographic analysis.

Franklyn could be somewhat fractious at times when dealing with fools and although interested in the possibility, after speaking to Leo Sprinkle at a BUFORA Convention (scribbled on a margin of the notes of his meeting is :"The Day Mountbatten was murdered") on retrievals of crashed "flying saucers", Franklyn was in two minds because "so many of the buggers are supposed to have crashed!"

As seemed to be his wont, Franklyn often set me off on searches and some lasted decades -"The Vampiric Sheep Killer of Badminton" started after Franklyn mentioned the case featured in The Books Of Charles Fort and thirty years later I wound the whole mess up and even discovered a lynx had been shot at the time. The full story can be found in The Red Paper: Canids.  The other little mystery that took up many years was "The Dead Aquatic Creatures Of Canvey Island" -again, detailed in Some Things Strange & Sinister.

There are others but I still keep busy on those.

On New Years Eve, 1983, Franklyn felt unwell and went to bed.  He died of a heart attack caused by a possible blood clot.  He was around 43 years old. He was the third member of the AOP B to die of a heart attack (Dennis Cowdy was the first) but his loss was deeply felt and his research notes are still with me.  Every new years eve at Midnight I remember the old sod.

But oh those wild goose-chases and the chase across Cradle Hill after a 'UFO' will always be in my mind.

Tempus fugit

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Roswell Hoax Exposed

The arguement is that USAAF files pertaining to Roswell AAF field for 1946-1948 are missing for no reason. Why 1946 I have no idea but the people who believe this tripe think it is significant.  In fact, records DO exist. Even the foil and balsa wood framed item retrieved from Roswell exists.

UFO Files did a good 42 minute documentary looking at the facts -facts, how do I explain that to Bill Birne or Stanton Friedman? - and I would highly recommend it.

Roswell and the never-happened UFO crash of 1947 are BIG money spinners. Like all the 60+ other UFO crashes since 1947 and the 200 plus alien bodies recovered it is a nod-and-a-wink piece of fun that is okay in Sci Fi shows but not when claimed to be true.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Puma Tracks UK

Some very interesting news last night. Around 21.00 hrs I was trying to relax and watch a movie while reading when the phone rang.  It was a woman (DD) I had been in contact with before about possible puma sightings in the area she lived in (let's say "the North").  There have been good sightings and descriptions over the years but activity seems to have picked up.

The area has rabbits and deer and there has been some chicken house raiding going on.

While out walking, DD and her husband spotted deer tracks in the soft ground but also some quite large, non-canid tracks.  Displaying good common sense, the couple photographed the tracks before attempting to cast them with plaster.

One plaster cast didn't look too good but did show it was not a dog.  However, the second cast is so clear I had no problem declaring it to be puma.  However, I am currently awaiting a reply from a professional tracker whose opinion I want because that opinion would hold far more water than a statement by some over-bearded old naturalist in the UK (though I have identified numerous tracks for UK police forces).

So, stay tuned....

Monday, 16 January 2012

Did Smeja Kill A Sasquatch?

 Listen to the way Smeja talks and theinflection in his speech.

 "On October 8, 2010, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Justin Smeja and his hunting buddy allegedly came upon an adult Sasquatch and two young ones. Smeja says that in the confusion that followed, he killed the adult and one of the juveniles. Here is his story."!

What I find scary is the fact that Smeja claims his friend repeatedly shouted not to shoot as it was a person in a suit.  "It wa'nt no bear".  A second, "little one" approaches and he shhots it in the neck.  So he's shot an adult and then a young Sasquatch. His shooting partner totally against the shooting.

Listen to the interview.  Smeja is either a liar and a hoaxer or, if this was the truth (I doubt it) then he needs to be assessed for mental competency and have his hunting/gun licence revoked because he is describing the behaviour of sociopath.  Someone told that he is about to shoot a guy in a costume and then admits he thought that himself but still fired and goes on to shoot another one should NOT carry a gun. There is no confusion and if there was any good hunter will tell you that you do not fire!

Personally, I'm labelling this a hoax.

See what Mike from the Bigfoot Museum has to say on this.  This man talks sense!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Ben Matine Sasquatch Footage and The Yeti Of Bourganeuf

 Someone pointed me in the direction of this piece of footage (no doubt I've missed this on Bigfoot Encounters -see blog roll).

Rather like the "unbelievable" UFO footage that gets confiscated by the Air Force (whichever) Matine claims his footage was "confiscated", however, he notes that he turned it over to a man from either the Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources...or a Mountie. Such important footage handed over to someone you don't have the brains to ask for ID...that has a ring of truth to it (yeah, right).

Only some stills were left and these show what is said to be an 8 feet tall Sasquatch with injured left arm that also seems to have leg paralysis.  It all stinks to high heaven.

But this is said to have been promo hoax footage for a film Jardineau and Matine were hoping to make titled "The Man That God Forgot."

After over four decades people cannot produce a Sasquatch that makes you sit back and think "Is that...?" It makes the Patterson-Gimlin footage look even better.

But I'll let you decide.  The You Tube link is below along with the info given: (NB: I just checked and there IS the documentary on YT - but it is the same as the vimeo 6  minutes doc)

Seems to have vanished from You Tube but is on Vimeo

"Ben Matine, Jim Jardineua story, Canadian Film release that had a delayed Press release in August 2008.

Taken from a true story, Bigfoot Documentry, the story of Ben Matine 2006.

On Oct 06 2006 Ben Matine was running from a trumped up and false charge.

Rumors from a small town bar that Local OPP where going to arrest him, He Fled.

He ran North on the old CN rails from North Bay Ontario and ended up in Temagami Ontario.
At a hunt camp and old set of deep mine shafts he arranged to meet friend, Jim Jardineau for some supplies.

During the meeting as Jim was returning with bens supplies he was struck by a standing figure that was not present before.

Jardineau snapped 4 high resolution photos of the figure standing at the bottom of a tree root.
2 pictures at a distance, the 3rd blured from zooming, but his 4th picture was extremely revealing, giving a clear accurate view of what he was seeing.

Ben had no idea what was happening until Jim told him to turn around slowly , pickup Jim's video camera,and shoot. Ben shot 2:34 sec. of HDV video.

While video tapeing the large grey black figure was constantly looking to the left of Ben,
Indicating communication with something else they could not see .

Terrified both men backed off of the seen immediately.

Only Jim Jardineau and Aubre' Whitefoot have returned to the site for pictures for the documentary crew.

Ben Matine stayed 2 days in the town of Temagami and later went back in to the site.
He vanished for 6 months.

Matine turned up in Mattice Ontario and later in Detour Lake / 652 highway / North of Cochrane.
The pictures where transferred to Jardineau's home computer but the video was not.

Its tape was left in the camera.

Jardineau agreed to meet a MNR Rep. in Tilden Lake Ontario and present the Pictures and Video
Assured that every thing was in good hands the the rep took Jim's Info and left, promising contact,
that was the last time he would see his video, it was not returned and no contact was made.

Rumors have called the pictures Fake or its a man in a Gillies suit, and not 1 sasquatch or bigfoot organization has ever made contact after photos have been sent.

The only organized groups to make contact where govermental.

leaked photos and contrived stories to internet forums by volunteer students in August 08 have also
misconstrued the truth about this story.

The 4 pictures are absolutely real, not fake, not a man in a suit ,/ IMPOSSIBLE and it will be proven so.

When the figure walked it favored its left arm as though broken and walks like an elderly man.
It has a yellow and silver top fading through red brown to grey and black.

Future documentary footage will be released 2009."

What shocks me even more is that the "Yeti de Bourganeuf" is still being questioned by Bigfoot Believers. I dealt with this case in Some More Things Strange & Sinister.  Its a fake meant to be a hommage to the Minnesotta Ice-man.

Buy the book and read about it (lots of pictures).

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Roswell? Aurora? Kapustin Yar? Don't Believe it

It seems to me that Ufologists waste a great deal of their time looking for evidence that there have been over 60+ alleged "flying saucer" crashes (most of them in the United States) and the military has enough aliens to populate Manhattan.

These aliens are supposed to use such advanced travel systems that they can vanish on the spot, re-appear, perform gravity defying manoeuvres and all this after avoiding meteors/meteorites/micro-meteors plus all the other hazards of space travel.  Rockets and bullets and even artillery bombardments do not affect them.

One gets to Roswell, New Mexico, develops a problem and crashes killing all on board.  The Roswell incident has been a big boost to the towns economy and with over 100+ people all having "vivid recall" of events in 1947 I'm sure there is more to milk.  I'm sure more witnesses will appear.

Roswell got the financial boost it needed once Ufologists decided there was something -anything- to latch on to after over 30 years of avoiding the incident that first appeared as a snippet in Frank Scully's Behind The Flying Saucers.

The alleged crash at Aurora, Texas in 1897 needed such a boost but never really got it.  The town had been decimated by a fever and much more and the promised railway line never happened.  We know that there is no grave holding an alien body. In fact, not one thing claimed about any flying saucer crash in Aurora has proven true other than the fact that UFO investigators found that there was a well and wind tower.  Okay, a well and a wind tower. Believe me, there are Ufologists who claim that is proof of the incident.

While running the AOP Bureau I had to deal with quite a few "UFO explosions" and debris left behind.  I also had the dubious pleasure of scrambling over 'UFO wreckage' and once even got offered photographs of a dead alien.

"But" say the Ufologists, "We have the FBI telex message proving that a flying saucer crashed at Roswell!" Hmm. Let's look at what the Telex says:

FBI DALLAS              7-8-47          6-17 PM


Now, let’s look at this evidence (if in writing only) that a flying saucer did crash at Roswell: “The  
disc is hexagonal in shape and was suspended by a cable.” So this interstellar craft was suspended by 
a cable to what resembled a weather balloon with a radar reflector.  At the time Project Mogul was very
hush-hush so no one would tell even the FBI what this was.
 Photographs of U.S.A.A.F. officers holding tin-foil like material may show some of the balloon, or
 it could be fake material so that Soviet agents could not see what the real material looked like.  But
 that was it. If NASA thought it could get to the Moon using a balloon and a piece of cable I’m sure 
they would have tried.  
But Ufologists can't get the story straight.  The recollections of witnesses are "as clear to them as though it 
was yesterday" but then what of the discrepancies, some quite big in these statements? "There are bound to 
be the odd difference after all these years" -?
And the rest of the story that Jessy Marcel was immediately sent off with the wreckage.  At that same time 
he is photographed at the press conference displaying the silver material.  Leonard H. Stringfield once told me 
at a BUFORA conference that "these crashed UFO stories are going to explode!" 
He was right.
And Russians shooting down flying saucers and retrieving the dead or living crews? The AOP B did have
people operating in the former Soviet Union and every single story fell flat.
I'll make this clear because, after almost 30 years of looking it is what I have found.  There is absolutely not
 one solid piece of evidence that any extra-terrestrial craft ever crashed on Earth and it and its crew
were retrieved by any government.
How good are 'eye-witness' statements?  Well, I can claim here and now that I have been time travelling and
who can prove it either way? I bet in a year I could collect a good few witnesses to the event.
We need good solid evidence: material and statements gathered at the time. 
If Ufologists concentrated on the reports rather than the mythology perhaps they might have had the solution
to the UFO riddle by now.                                                  

Friday, 13 January 2012

Star-Child Fraud

Just finished one of the laster chapters in my next book.  This chapter exposes the utter fraud of the so-called 'Star-Child' skull.  Be interesting to see what happens when the book ispublished.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Red Paper Canids

The Red Paper:CANINES vol.1
202 pages
fully illustrated
Price: £10.00
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Up-dated 2011 edition includes section on sarcoptic mange in foxes and treatment plus a list of wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres in the UK.
By the 1700s the British fox was on the verge of extinction and about to follow the bear and wolf having been hunted for sport for centuries. The answer was to import thousands of foxes per year for sport. But foxes kept dying out so jackals were tried. Some were caught, some escaped. Even wolves and coyote were released for hunting.
The summation of over 30 years research reveals the damnable lie of “pest control” hunting but also reveals the cruelty the animals were subject to and how private menageries as well as travelling shows helped provide the British and Irish countryside with some incredible events.
The Girt Dog of Ennerdale is also dealt with in detail.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

First Oarfish ever filmed alive...

There I was trawling You Tube for anything interesting when I found this. Fantastic footage and the first time a live Oarfish has ever been filmed.

See here for a little background info and video footage:

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

A Couple of snippets

The Canadian Centre for Fortean Zoology has an interesting post and more photographs of the "Sarich" skull that was found in Wales.  As I commented oon the site this is a goat skull.

There is a link on the blogroll to the site.

Also, over on the Patagonian Monsters blog (again, see blogroll) there is video footage of the "Cabralito" lake monster seen in Salta, Argentina.  A local says its an otter and I have to admit it does look very much like an otter.

Please, visit the sites on the blog roll -particularly the Bigfoot Discovery Project/Museum- if you get time.

World-first hybrid shark found off Australia

VERY interesting item.  Evolution in progress!

Scientists said on Tuesday that they had discovered the world's first hybrid sharks in Australian waters, a potential sign the predators were adapting to cope with climate change.

The mating of the local Australian black-tip shark with its global counterpart, the common black-tip, was an unprecedented discovery with implications for the entire shark world, said lead researcher Jess Morgan. "It's very surprising because no one's ever seen shark hybrids before, this is not a common occurrence by any stretch of the imagination," Morgan, from the University of Queensland, told AFP.

"This is evolution in action."

Colin Simpfendorfer, a partner in Morgan's research from James Cook University, said initial studies suggested the hybrid species was relatively robust, with a number of generations discovered across 57 specimens.

The find was made during cataloguing work off Australia's east coast when Morgan said genetic testing showed certain sharks to be one species when physically they looked to be another.

The Australian black-tip is slightly smaller than its common cousin and can only live in tropical waters, but its hybrid offspring have been found 2,000 kilometres down the coast, in cooler seas.

It means the Australian black-tip could be adapting to ensure its survival as sea temperatures change because of global warming.

"If it hybridises with the common species it can effectively shift its range further south into cooler waters, so the effect of this hybridising is a range expansion," Morgan said.

"It's enabled a species restricted to the tropics to move into temperate waters."

Climate change and human fishing are some of the potential triggers being investigated by the team, with further genetic mapping also planned to examine whether it was an ancient process just discovered or a more recent phenomenon.

If the hybrid was found to be stronger than its parent species -- a literal survival of the fittest -- Simpfendorfer said it may eventually outlast its so-called pure-bred predecessors.

"We don't know whether that's the case here, but certainly we know that they are viable, they reproduce and that there are multiple generations of hybrids now that we can see from the genetic roadmap that we've generated from these animals," he said.

"Certainly it appears that they are fairly fit individuals."

The hybrids were extraorindarily abundant, accounting for up to 20 percent of black-tip populations in some areas, but Morgan said that didn't appear to be at the expense of their single-breed parents, adding to the mystery.

Simpfendorfer said the study, published late last month in Conservation Genetics, could challenge traditional ideas of how sharks had and were continuing to evolve.

"We thought we understood how species of sharks have separated, but what this is telling us is that in reality we probably don't fully understand the mechanisms that keep species of shark separate," he said.
"And in fact, this may be happening in more species than these two."

Monday, 2 January 2012

Some Surprises....

When you write a blog you see the stats. Nice high stats.  However, you always wonder "Why isn't anyone commenting?"  That mystery may never be solved but a thank you to all those who do visit.

I like the fact that the stats map shows the blog is visited by people from Canada, the USA, a few in South America and some in northern Europe and, of course, the UK. But look at that spread across what used to be the Soviet Union and Eurasia. My traffic checker tells me there are a LOT of readers there.  Maybe I need to include more on the Almas, yeti, etc.?

But remember, even if your English is not great I'd still like to hear from you!

Bobby Short's Bigfoot Newsletter

Not sure whether anyone coming to this blog has seen Bobby Short's Bigfoot Newsletter?  It really is worth joining up for it.

I've re-posted the January newsletter and if you see this, Bobby, can you let me know if you received my emails?  THANKS!

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included the Neanderthal? "Human Cloning Appears to be Feasible"
Robert Lanza notes that a human nucleus inserted into a different
human's egg cell appears to develop normally. "We show for the first time that the same genes turned on in normal human embryos are the
same genes turned on in human clones" [Wired News], he says. If
Lanza's study holds up to further scrutiny, it will mean that there
are no technical barriers to therapeutic or reproductive cloning. Which means, some experts say, that it's just a matter of time before
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It's Monday? Really?

Having worked, as usual, through Christmas I'm glad to say that I am up to page 156 of the new book -Strange & Sinister: A Naturalists viewpoint.

What's in the book?  Well, a huge chaptter looking at what Ufologists call "Light Wheels" at sea, USOs, Sea monsters, giant squid and all things oceanic.

I also take a look at Sasquatch from gathering hard evidence down to the Patterson-Gimlin footage of 1967.

I'll also be looking at the whole "star child" hoax.

A few other things I'm working on but the book should be available February-March if the Mayans predicted its release correctly.

The other books are still available:

202 pages
maps, photographs
Ships in 3–5 business days 
Up-dated 2011 edition includes section on sarcoptic mange in foxes and treatment plus a list of wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres in the UK. 
By the 1700s the British fox was on the verge of extinction and about to follow the bear and wolf having been hunted for sport for centuries. The answer was to import thousands of foxes per year for sport. But foxes kept dying out so jackals were tried. Some were caught, some escaped. Even wolves and coyote were released for hunting.
The summation of over 30 years research reveals the damnable lie of "pest control" hunting but also reveals the cruelty the animals were subject to and how private menageries as well as travelling shows helped provide the British and Irish countryside with some incredible events. The Girt Dog of Ennerdale is also dealt with in detail. 

Some Things Strange & Sinister

Some Things Strange & Sinister
358 pages 
maps, photographs & illustrations
Ships in 3–5 business days 
After more than 30 years as an investigator and more than forty as a naturalist,the author has opened some of the many files he has accumulated dealing with such things as.. The Terrifying EventsAt The Lamb Inn,The Ghosts Of All Saints Church,Dead Aquatic Creatures of Canvey Island,captured bigfoot like creatures in India -all exclusively presented for the first time and with new added research previously unseen. PLUS a vastly expanded section on Spring-heeled Jack! Photographs,maps,line drawings and up-dated to make 358 pages looking at Things truly Strange and Sinister. Cryptozoologist,Ghost Hunter,Ufologist or Fortean:this book has something for everyone -including the just plain inquisitive!

Some More Things Strange & Sinister

327 pages 
Maps, illustrations and some very rare photographs
Ships in 3–5 business days 
Follow-up to the hugely successful Some Things Strange & Sinister. For those interested in Ufology,cryptozoology,hominology,unusual natural history,ghosts and mysteries in general. The secret history of gorillas -before they were 'discovered'. Wild men of Europe, the UK and US. Hominology. Giant snakes. Amazons. The Giant serpent of Carthage. Girt Dog of Ennerdale. The Beast of Gevaudan. Crocodiles in the UK. Silent City of Alaska. And much more. Updated with extra pages and photographs.

The Tourist and the Gorillas

Some absolutely incredible footage of wild gorillas petting a tourist.  That said, the Silverback was not taking his eyes off him.  Wonderful stuff!