Friday, 30 September 2016

On The Scientific 'Need' To Kill A Sasquatch

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There is a point I need to make, yet again, and this time sparked off by Thomas Steenburgs book that I just reviewed on this blog.

I do totally and utterly disagree with some of Steenburgs final words:

"I sometimes wonder if those who are against the shooting of a sasquatch really want to see this mystery solved at all. After all, if the creature is proven to be real, then the puzzle will be over."

Steenburg notes that in his spare time he became a hunter. Not of Sasquatch but "game". So, the idea of shooting and killing a Sasquatch to solve a "puzzle" is no big deal to him, though he does point out that killing a "bunch of them" isn't a good idea.

The idea that "science" must be satisfied is an utter nonsense in todays world. There are many new primate species discovered that have not been killed (sadly some have but by native hunters -the ramifications if it ever turned out that some biologist or other person had said "get me a dead one and I'll make it worth your while" well...).  Good photographs of new bird and mammal species and even formerly thought of as extinct species has proven good enough. Collect feather samples, droppings, hairs, etc., for testing as well as game trail camera and video footage.  Case proved.

I've outlined previously a good, adaptable, way of going about this with Sasquatch. A combination of still photographs/video footage, hair samples and even (if possible) faeces and footprints of any animal means its there and alive.  Do research and learn how many newly discovered species then become endangered or "at risk" because they have been scientifically proven to exist.

This is the 21st century. To say that a bunch of people sat on their arses in laboratories or universities, even museums, must  be given a body to satisfy them is nonsense.  I've seen and met these people who have knowledge on the subject based on TV programmes, the odd magazine article or lousy website they just checked on. "No such thing" they say.  Well, prove it. Carry out a year long study, talk to witnesses and go out and do field research -that is what science is about. "No. We don't need to -it doesn't exist" they reply. These are NOT scientists and deserve no respect let alone a sacrifice to them.

There is enough research work carried out by John Green and many others showing that these creatures have food sources and huge geographic areas to wander and live in.  So they can survive.  Work carried out on genuine Sasquatch plaster casts has shown dermal ridges and other features beyong hoaxers -we can even estimate weight, etc..

Scientifically minded individuals who have gone out into the field have heard vocalisations (scientifically tested and pronounced "unknown"), they have found the Sasquatch "nests" and heard the stone and wood-knocking that shows these creatures have some intelligence.  On two occasions I have seen recorded for tv (Snellgrove, etc.) the reactions of these persons as large stones are thrown at them from out of the forestry.  There is that look, yes, some of them may have believed Sasquatch was real and done the lab work, but getting stones thrown at you from forestry is unexplainable and a kick of reality to the ass.  Unless, of course, some Grizzly has woken up early from hibernation and decided to practice its baseball throwing?

What is the Sasquatch population? we have absolutely no idea.  They could be hanging on by a thread as far as existence as a species is concerned. Look at it this way: a mother Sasquatch has young and has to feed them solid food and train them how to forrage.

She is out alone, grubbing around and a hunter sees her. Every hunter we know of has never fired at a Sasquatch because it looks humanlike but say the hunter spotting the female thinks "Goddam. I shoot this one I'll be world famous and my financial problems will be over -I'll have proven these things exist!"


Dead Sasquatch.  Science has its proof and some young Sasquatch either die through starvation or get predated upon by a bear or even puma. With one shot a vital family group can be wiped out -it's happened with other wild species just this way.  As far as we know Sasquatch may even be borderline panda-like in its mating -and we know how well that's gone for them.

Steenburg notes (252):

"The town of Cobalt, Ontario, had a creature in their area for years.  Locals gave it the name Old Yellow Top because it had a streak of light-coloured hair on the top of its head.  It was around from the late 1950s through the 1960s.  The last reported sighting of Old Yellow Top occurred in 1970..."

An animal tends to keep within its own territory and this may be applicable to Sasquatch, though some suggest there may be yearly migrations, that said Chimpanzees and Gorillas tend to inhabit one area but do move around though not long migrations.  I think it safe to consider that Sasquatch may do like-wise. A suggested trek from Canada, through the US and down into Florida for instance does not seem likely.  Any animal knows its local food sources, watering holes and places of safety and though they may wander around a huge territory it is unlikely they migrate.

Though there is the suggestion, from reports, that Sasquatch might live in family groups we have no idea whether this is a permanent thing or restricted to mating and rearing of young only.

So, if we take it that, factually, we have no idea regarding breeding or population size, then shooting and killing for 'proof' is out of the question. In wildlife research we depend on eye-witness observation of individuals and/or family packs/groups, knowledge we already have on the animal, faeces, hairs and even paw/hoof prints to study.  We do not go all hissy and demand something is killed so that we can be satisfied an observer is telling the truth.

There are cases on record of individuals being chased or, in their opinions, warned off by Sasquatch (for whatever reason).  "Chases" are usually half-hearted with observers stating that the way the creature moved was so fast it could have caught them at any time -but didn't.  Now, let's say that a hunter gets into this situation but knows nothing about Sasquatch -heck, he probably laughed hysterically over his beer every time someone mentioned seeing Sasquatch- and does what he would do naturally if a Grizzly was charging him: aims and fires his rifle.

What does he do if he kills it.  Most observers state the Sasquatch looks "almost human" or even "Orang Utan-like" (and they can look quite human).  If he has any intelligence then he has a major problem.  Yes, he has proof that these things are real and there's money in this. But then it hits him: can he be charged with killing a Sasquatch? If he fobs it off as "I've provided scientific proof at last" what would happen if those scientists prove it near or almost human?  Is that murder?  Will he be targetted for the rest of his life by "tree-huggers"?  Will someone try to kill him in revenge?

Best to just leave the body and let nature take its course.  In a month there won't be anything left to be stumbled upon and "dead Sasquatch!" shouted around the world -they did a bullet in the remains...

But then we have hunters who have levelled their rifles at the backs or fronts of Sasquatch. What if they actually pulled the trigger and then realised what they have done?

Same situation as "self defence" shooting.

It is a topic you can debate for hours.

The thing is that this may have happened more than once over the last century and that hunter never went into the woods again and never offered a really good reason why.  Self Defence or simple 'sport' killing it is still the death of a creature that could be vital to a population. I'm glad certain areas have legislature or are looking at such to protect these animals rather than issuing proclamations like "Hey , we wanna prove we got Sasquatch: $10,000 to whoever brings a genuine one in for study!"

You want people to stop saying "You've wasted your life, man -they don't exist!" then go all out to gather the evidence but don't even think about killing a creature to prove it. Leave the population to continue and think of the best ways to prove your case -a miniature transponder fitted into a dart that can penetrate or stick to a Sasquatch so you can follow it , .22 slugs have allegedly been fired into Sasquatch with no noticable affect so a dart implanting a tracker, even if only in thick skin is no problem.

There are other ways -some including transponders placed inside food.  Sasquatch want to steal from a cabin then hang your salmon/meat up outside with the transponder in it.  Yes, after a few days it'll be passed through the Sasquatch digestive system BUT you'll have tracked/plotted its route for a while and the device will lead you to Sasquatch faeces!

I would genuinely sooner let Sasquatch remain a "mystery" than prove it existed with a body and all that entailed. Let the Sasquatch hunters/scientists stamp their feet.  Why should we, as humans, demand that any species be killed just so that we can say "I told you so"?

It is definitely wrong to demand a body -if a trucker or motorist hits and kills one okay. That is an accident but hoping that one is killed that way so you can have a clear conscience...?

"Reflective Increase In Cost" Is What Business Calls it.

For some 6 years now I have kept the cost of these books so low that I really only make pennies out of any sales.  Unbelievably, the Red Paper has sold 0 copies since published. Some Things and Some More Things have sold one copy a piece. And Pursuing The Strange And Weird -A Naturalist's Viewpoint and the Spring-heeled Jack book have not sold a single copy.

So, considering this involves decades of research and investigation that you will NOT find anywhere else and the books are hefty when it comes to pages, a decision has been made.

Better to have no sales as a proper publisher than trying to encourage people, from the 7th October 2016 the books will see a substantial increase in cover price to reflect what they are.  I make no apologies because I've heard from one person after another with the "I am going to buy this one!" etc etc etc and those people never buy.  I need to earn money.  I'm not a charity.

Now I'm operating as a proper businessman.

Yes, folks, just a few of the things I've investigated are included in these books -all fully referenced and including photographs and illustrations once thought lost. Canids, in the form of foxes, I'm still studying -and learning!

The Red Paper: Foxes, Coyotes, Jackals, Arctic Foxes and Wolves in the UK

 One for those interested in Wildlife -or cryptozoology!
The Red Paper:CANINES vol.1
 Terry HooperThe Red Paper: CanidsPaperback, A4 (21 x 30cms)202 Pages Photographs, illustrations and mapsPrice: £10.29Ships in 3–5 business days

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 and "country folk" were very far from "happy" -some even threatening local hunts -one intending to release a wolf for a hunt- with legal and other consequences. The summation of over 40 years research by the noted naturalist and former UK police forces exotic wildlife consultant 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. Private menageries, or single exotic "pets" as well as travelling shows helped provide the British and Irish countryside with some incredible events such as the 1905 "vampiric" sheep killer of Badminton, the mystery hounds of Cavan and Coyotes of Epping Forest.

The Girt Dog of Ennerdale is also dealt with in detail -was it a tiger? A Tasmania Thylacine? This book gives the exact facts and details for the first time. Up-dated 2013 edition includes a section on sarcoptic mange in foxes and treatment plus a list of wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres in the UK.

Some Things Strange & Sinister (2013 -up-dated)

Some Things Strange & Sinister
A4 FormatB&WPaperback358 pagesHeavily illustratedPrice: £15.00Ships in 3–5 business days 

After more than 40 years as an investigator and more than fifty as a naturalist,the author has opened some of the many files he has accumulated dealing with such things as..  The Terrifying Events At 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!   

ContentsForeword by Travis L. Whitehurst
Introduction        de occultis non judicat ecclesia                                                                            
The Bristol Rocking Horse        
The Terrifying Events At The Lamb Inn        
The Coonian Ghost        
The Ghosts Of All Saints Church        
His Luminous Chamber        
The Late Reverend Dr. Blomberg        
And More Ghost Stories        
The Thomas B. Cumpston Case        
The Chupacabra        
The Strange Case Of The Gotherington Gargoyle        
What’s Tall,Hairy And Vanishes?        
Mystery Beasts Of Ireland        
The Creature Of The Dump        
The Strange Creature Of Repton Woods        
The Bizarre Legends,Crimes And Truth About Spring Heeled Jack        
The Black Beast Of Darmstadt        
The Nameless Thing Of Berkley Square        
The Terrifying Case Of The U.S. Naval Transport        
The Case Of The Ghost Lear Jet        
Ghost Planes,Crashes And Dead Aquatic Creatures        
The Mitchison Loch Ness Monster Video        
From The Deep Below To The Air Above –USOs        
Aerial Encounters Over Austria        
A Crashed UFO In 1790?        
Angel Hair        
Quimper-Corentin:Where “Thunder Fell”        
Strange Aliens From Space        
The Llandrillo ‘Saucer’ And Other Crash Retrievals        
Transient Lunar Phenomena,Alien Structures And Moon Vegetation        
Whiddon Down-Saint-Jean-du-Guard:Impossible Correlations?        
The Venezuelan HorrorA Final Word.

Alleged piece of crashed UFO from Berwyn Mountains, Wales.

 Some More Things Strange & Sinister 

Some More Things Strange & Sinister

Terry Hooper-ScharfPaperback,A4327 Pages Heavily illustratedPrice: £15.00Ships 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 in the UK -before they were officially  'discovered'. The history of  the Wild men of Europe, the UK and US: something that in the 1800s become very "pop culture"  Very pop culture and totally forgotten today! Hominology. Sasquatch and Bigfoot -is there evidence for their existence?  

No sitting on the fence here -the Patterson-Gimlin film is looked at as well as other evidence.  The Author's conclusions? 

You might be surprised. Giant snakes. Amazons. The Giant serpent of Carthage. The Girt Dog of Ennerdale -another big cult 'creature' amongst paranormal and cryptozoological circles. The Beast of Gevaudan -what was it and were there really descendents of the creature in the 19th century -one of which was actually brought to London?   Believe it or not more than one incident of historical crocodiles cases in the UK.  In fact, far more than even the Author had thought . And, after more than a century of claims by 'researchers' that it no longer exists: The Silent City of Alaska and the near legendary 'lost' photograph taken of it.

 This and much more. Updated with extra pages and photographs.

Pursuing The Strange And Weird -A Naturalist's Viewpoint (2014 up-date)

Pursuing The Strange & Weird:A Naturalists Viewpoint

Terry Hooper-Scharf
249 Pages
Price: £15.00Ships in 3-5 business days.

UP DATE -From Dead Aquatic (Humanoid) Creatures, the giant squid and yet undiscovered sea creatures; submarine and ships crews encountering true leviathans.

There is a fully expanded section which also refers to the so-called ‘Ningen’ sightings and video footage.

Extinct animals at sea that have been re-discovered. The subject of Sasquatch and other mystery Hominids around the world is dealt with including a look at the “Sasquatch-killer”, Justin Smeja.

Dr. Bryan Sykes and his DNA test results for TVs The Bigfoot Files as well as the controversial Erickson Project and Dr. Melba Ketchum’s Even more controversial Sasquatch DNA test results.

Also included are two early French UFO entity cases that still baffle. Ghosts, strange creatures and the Star-Child hoax. All dealt with by the naturalist and pursuer of the strange and weird

  The Bizarre Legends, Crimes And Truth About Spring Heeled Jack (2014

The Truth About Spring-Heeled Jack  
Terry Hooper-Scharf
Paperback, 53 Pages  Dimensions (centimetres) 20.98 wide x 29.69 tall  (A4)fully illustrated and referencedPrice: £7.00Ships in 3–5 business days

The terror and mystery created by “Jack The Ripper” has been the subject of countless books, magazine articles as well as movies and TV documentaries. Ask anyone if they have ever heard of Jack The Ripper and it is doubtful anyone would respond with a “no idea.”  By that same token, ask people who “Spring-heeled Jack” was and you would be lucky to find anyone who had ever heard of him.  Spring-heeled Jack was the subject (loosely) of a film The Curse of the Wraydons (1946) and Dominic Keating also appeared as Spring Heeled Jack in the 2010 film Sherlock Holmes by The Asylum film company. The character has also featured in both American and British comic books and a number of books, for both children and adults.  But the fact that the Springald held the country –not just London– in a grip of terror much longer that the Ripper did is all but forgotten except for some half-truths and fanciful theories.  Now be prepared to read the full story of Spring Heeled Jack

Thursday, 29 September 2016

UFOs? The Anomalous Photographs of July, 2010

Originally posted in 2010 then 2014, I was surprised that this received absolutely no interest from Ufologists -despite the photographs.  Ufology in the UK had died by 2000 any way!

I make no comments.  These are guaranteed NOT faked.  The caption by the photographer was made when he saw what he had captured and shared the images initially.

Anomalous Photographs. July, 2010

The following photographs were taken on a hot sunny day in July 2010.  The location was Purdown, Lockleaze, Bristol, from which you can see most of the City.  The photographer and his partner were not the only ones present -so was I!

The photographer (DMH) shouted "I can't believe what I just saw -I think I got it on the camera!"  He then pointed out where the objects had come from and took a photograph.

I had been distracted at the time but I can make it clear that absolutely NO FAKERY was involved.

I waited to see whether the images showed anything and soon received this one:

And then I got an excited call about a figure in the window of the building the objects had shot from.  Look at the second window where you can see what appears to be a "Grey" type entity.

I can swear on any number of Bibles that these are NOT faked.  They show exactly what was seen at the time and the witness CAN be trusted. Had I not been distracted with my own suddenly malfunctioning camera (a few hundred yards away) I might have seen or photographed the same things.

I tried to get in touch with  former official contacts about this but was informed that none were now at the Ministry of Defence and when I asked whether I should forward a report and copies of the images was told:"No need. We are no longer interested in UFOs. You could try a civilian UFO group."

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Chinese In Roman Britain, Ancient Roman statue head and Chinese Coins in America and Roman Coins In Japan

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Now, for decades (me since the 1970s) old time "mystery" researchers have talked and written about ancient Chinese seals found in the UK as well as the fact that there was much further trade via shipping than "dogma historians" claim (because they are only taught and allowed to think what their teachers were allowed to and question anything you were regarded as a crank).

Roman statuette in the United, this would be too long a post!

But Chinese here in this period? Why not? "Indo European" and other more Western mercenaries were used by China to defend itself and Celts served with Egyptian, Roman and North African armies and the Vikings, Phoenicians and other sea farers sailed all over the place.

After all, the Irish, Welsh and others got to the Americas well before Colombus (who probably purchased his map from Bristol)

According to BBC News Online and you can hear more here :

Skeleton find could rewrite Roman history

23 September 2016

Two skeletons have been discovered in a London graveyard which could change our view of the history of Europe and Asia.

Analysis of the bones, found in a Roman burial place in Southwark, discovered that they dated to between the 2nd and 4th Century AD and were probably ethnically Chinese.

Dr Rebecca Redfern, curator of human osteology at the Museum of London, told BBC Radio 4's The World at One the find was "the first time in Roman Britain we've identified people with Asian ancestry" and it was "absolutely phenomenal".

You seeing the link here? Roman coins in Japan. Chinese people in Roman Britain?

Or the Roman statue head found in New Mexico in 1933?  Controversy still rages on how it got there but get there it did and pre-Columbus.

You can read about it on, ahem, Wikipedia but look at the work of people such as Vinbcent H. Gaddis.


(1) This is an extended and revised version of a paper presented by Romeo H. Hristov and Santiago Genovés T. at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology in New Orleans, LA, April 22, 2001)

NEVER dismiss our ancestors as Hollywood style dullards -ask why a New World fruit such as a pineapple is on a mural in ancient Pompeii.  According to one theory to explain the fruit away the Roman artists were just dumb and wanted to add foliage to...pine cones. Idiocy like that is why we refer to "Lost History" -history perverted to the educational dogma to which anyone who wants to be someone in academia accepts.


Pine cone? Odd everything else is reproduced correctly.

“A large cache of Chinese bronze coins and a bronze mirror dating from 1200 BC have been found in Victoria BC. A Chinese stele (inscribed stone marker) has been reported at the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Along the northwest coast, many other hoards of Chinese coins and artefacts have been found. When the first white settlers arrived in the Columbia River area, they saw that the Wishram Indians had thousands of old Chinese coins that they had received from Chinese sea traders.

Chinese stone anchors of pre-Columbian origin have been discovered along the west coast down to California. Peanuts, a New World crop, have been found in Pre-Columbian sites in Zhejian (Chekiang) province in China dating from 2100 and 1811 BC.”

Always -always- use your own mind and research everything yourself!

Ancient Roman Coins Found In Japan

Oh.  What a 'surprise'!  I, and many others have written over the years about "lost knowledge" of trade and travelling between continents so now we are getting more proof.

According to Japan Times:

Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa

Coins issued in ancient Rome have been excavated from the ruins of a castle in Okinawa Prefecture, the local board of education said, the first time such artifacts have been discovered in Japan.

The board of education in the city of Uruma said the four copper coins, believed to date back to the Roman Empire in the third to fourth centuries, were discovered in the ruins of Katsuren Castle, which existed from the 12th to 15th centuries.
Okinawa’s trade with China and Southeast Asia was thriving at the time and the finding is “precious historical material suggesting a link between Okinawa and the Western world,” the board of education said.
Each coin measures 1.6 to 2 cm in diameter. The designs and patterns on both sides are unclear due to abrasion.
Based on X-ray analysis, however, the board said the coins appear to bear an image of Constantine I and a soldier holding a spear. Other relics unearthed from the site include a coin from the 17th century Ottoman Empire, as well as five other round metallic items that also appear to be coins.
The ruins of Katsuren Castle were registered in 2000 on the World Heritage list as part of the Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu, a group of ancient monuments and castle ruins in the island prefecture.
The coins will be displayed at Uruma City Yonagusuku Historical Museum in central Okinawa until Nov. 25.

Stephen Hawking warned us about contacting aliens, but Seth Shostak says it's 'too late'

Hawking made -again- a fundamental error in his "We should not broadcast to aliens that we are here" piece. As Seth Shostak points out, we have been doing so for 70 years, but even that is an error of sorts.

Radio waves and signals began in the 1920s and are now MANY light years out in space. Radio/radar testing and broadcasts as well as nuclear tests from the 1940s prior to 1944 will be "out there"

Far, far older civilisations than ours would have had their own SETI and spotted our Earth. However, the question is would WE go to a planet that has never seen peace? Destroys its environment at an alarming pace? If they are watching our TV broadcasts and listening to our radio it is far more likely Earth and Humans would be on a Quarantine list.

REAL science would combine SETI with investigation of high graded reports of "UFO" landings because if just one out of 1000 such reports -even 5000- was real......

Someone once told me (I hope he was joking) that I was the "Bernard Quatermass of UFO research". Well, I've not seen anything unearthly myself.....

It's a brief video so why not watch it?

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Monday, 26 September 2016

And MORE ~Legal~ Wolf Killings

A pack of wolves in Norway
This gets more and more depressing. I have to post of more wolves to be killed.

Finland,USA and now Norway ~legal~ killing off wolves that can be added to by French and Spanish illegal killings of wolves. Lucky all barring the USA are in the EU club and this at a time that CITES is looking at the killing off and need to protect selects

Russia Today

Outrage as Norway plans to cull majority of its wolf population

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The Norwegian government justified this year’s planned cull – the biggest in more than a century – on the basis that the predators pose a threat to sheep.
Environmental groups dispute this claim, saying the real damage is minimal and the proposed response is disproportionate.
Nina Jensen, chief executive of WWF in Norway, said on Twitter: “This is an outright mass slaughter. Something like we have not seen in almost 100 years.”

“This decision must be stopped,” said Silje Ask Lundberg, chair of Friends of the Earth Norway, the Guardian reported. “We are calling on the minister of environment to stop the butchering. Today, Norway should be ashamed.”
“Shooting 70% of the wolf population is not worthy of a nation claiming to be championing environmental causes. People all over the country, and outside its borders, are now reacting,” Jensen said.
It appears there’s a huge appetite for hunting in the Scandinavian country. Last year, more than 11,000 hunters applied for licences to shoot 16 wolves, a ratio of more than 700 applicants to each licence.
Under the proposals, 24 wolves will be shot within the region of the country designated for wolf habitat, while another 13 will be shot in neighbouring regions and a further 10 in other areas of the country.
Animal rights activists and others have reacted angrily to Norway’s wolf cull plan.