Thursday, 27 June 2019

Someone Asked...

I was asked why I was going to post things to Face Book. The answer is simple.

Producing new posts for this blog takes time. I hear from no one. No comments. No news items forwarded. I may as well post to myself.

366,077 people have viewed and read this blog. Over 4000 have read the AE CE3K blog. That is a total of 370, 187 views.  But not one person has even purchased a copy of one of my books which are full of far more interesting things than you'll find here and I am NOT going to publish chapter after chapter for free.

If 370, 187 views shows interest in these subjects why are there no book sales.

We have been over this before: you want something for free that does not cost you money or force you to read even if you are going to learn far more.

So, this group gets left as it is but Face Book is not ideal but it is easy to post to while I answer messages.

Pure and simple.

I get no financial support from the blogs and certainly no moral support!  See you on FB or not.


For the foreseeable future please divert to the AOP Face Book page.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Posts ON Face Book

There is and will be some material posted to the Face Book page that will not appear on this blog.

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No, South America Does Not Have A Sasquatch.

All material (c)2019 Terry Hooper-Scharf and taken from Pursuing The Strange & Weird:A Naturalists Viewpoint some information has been removed but is included in the book.

     No, no Sasquatch as such since that is a North American name for a North American hominoid.  However, South America does have mystery hominoids. So, you might ask, “What is the difference?”

     It is quite clear from years of investigation and studying reports and tracks that there are differing types of hominid.  Orang Pendek of Sumatra is rather small and walks upright while the Yeti of the Himalayas is bigger but walks quadrupedally (on all fours) and bipedally (on two legs/upright).  The Almas of Eurasia seems to almost be two types –tall, hairy hominid and shorter looking almost like primitive man. Sasquatch is between 6 feet 6 inches to 8 feet tall or taller and looks more like a huge gorilla-type man.

     And South American has a mix of types. 

     The Fuegian Yagans, who lived in southern Argentina and Chile below the geographical marker of Lago Fagnano, (and whose last members,  Lola Kiepja died in 1975, and Felipe "the Survivor" died in 1976) feared several man-like "ogres" that dwelt in the forests –one was the Selk'nam's and the other was the Hashi.  These were very similar to the Yagan's "Hannush" -also known as "wild men".

     The Reverend Thomas Bridges (1 & 2) described the Hannush as:

       “a sort of demented or wild man of the forests… similar to man in shape,
        living alone or in groups, but without wife or children; they were 
        always   stalking, trying to come upon men, women or children to
        kill them.”

     Possibly the most scientifically accredited person to see and report on the Hannush was none other than Charles Darwin the “father of evolutionary theory”.  Darwin had, in 1833, visited Tierra del Fuego aboard Captain Robert FitzRoy’s H.M.S. Beagle, and wrote (3):

       “What the "bad wild men" were, has always appeared to me most
       Mysterious… I should have thought that they were thieves who had 
       been driven from their tribes; but other obscure speeches made me doubt this; 
       I have sometimes imagined that the most probable explanation was that they 
       were insane.”

     Even Captain FitzRoy wrote about these “wild men”, though did not see them.  He wrote in his narrative on the Beagles surveying (4):

         “A great black man is supposed to be always wandering about the 
         woods and mountains …who cannot be escaped”.

     FitzRoys pilot, Mr. William Low, recorded that among the Chono: 

        “(They) believe in an evil spirit, called Yaccy-ma, who they think is 
        able to do all kinds of mischief, cause bad weather, famine, illness, &c.: 
        he is supposed to be like an immense black man”.

     There was some speculation at one point that these “furry black men” might be a relative of the infamous De Loys ape or "Ameranthropoides loysi" (De Loy's Ape). This was an allegedly large primate encountered by François De Loys in Venezuela, circa 1920 but, apart from testimony of the claimed eye-witnesses, the only evidence of the animal is one photograph. Many have called this a hoax and Ivan T. Sanderson spared no bile in calling it such (5).

Above: the full un-cropped (rare) photograph  taken by Francois De Loys of one of the mystery apes that attacked his group and was shot.

     Only a few cryptozoologists still cling to this as being a mystery hominid photograph rather than a photo of a dead Spider Monkey.  Some ask why, as the hardships hit the expedition and disease and native tribesmen took their toll of his men, De Loys thought that it might be a good idea to hoax a photograph rather than concentrate on surviving?  Also, it was anthropologist George Montandan who found De Loys photograph in an archive and persuaded him to write about the event. This De Loys did and three scientific papers followed (6 & 7).

     Personally, I have to say I side with Sanderson.

     Obviously these “wild men” were human enough to be lucky to escape the fate that befell any potential scientific specimen –being shot.  A pity that no one aboard had thought to draw what these wild men looked like.

     The “Mwono” is known as “The Southern Abominable Snowman.” The Yagan’s neighbors, the Alakaluf (Halakwulup, Halakwalip), are also known as the Kawesqar (Qawashqar, Kaueskar), and live very much like the Yamana tribe to their east did.  If not for the different language, they could be classified as cultural sub-groups of a larger tribe.  Again, the Alakaluf are culturally extinct.

     The Alakalufs land was one of jagged fjords and islands where the glaciers reach the sea calving icebergs into treacherous waters. The Alakaluf feared the Mwono –a “snow man” who, according to Emperaire (8) reigned supreme, inhabiting “the summits of the mountains and glaciers” and it was here that his tracks could be found.  Even Chilean ethnologist Oscar Aguilera noted (9): 
        “ (This) ‘snow man’ is a fabulous and mythical animal that the (Alakaluf) say
        lives in the glaciers and whose footprints they say that they have seen”.

     One would think that learned persons might ask just what these foot-prints looked like.  It seems that nobody bothered to ask.  We do know that the Mwono was thought of as reclusive and peaceful, however, it would hurt those who entered its territory –here we see some potential parallels with the Sasquatch.

     The Mapuche are the indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile and south-western Argentina and they believed in several gigantic beings.  One of these was the Trauko which dwelled along the banks of Collón Curá River and was a “terrible giant, man eater” monster, described as being hairy and having “a very long beard and… hair that seemed like rush stalks were fire red color.”

     It is interesting how reddish coloured hair keeps cropping up in these reports and those of the Chinese Yeren and other hominds.  

     The Mapuche also talked of the Chilludo, a very large, hairy ape-like creature that was covered in a long, almost sheep-like fleece.  The Chilludo is found in the isolated mountain regions of Northern Patagonia, Chile and in the western Neuquén province, Argentina.

     Another creature described by the Mapuche is the Carcancho which lives a solitary existence in the mountains.  However, it has been suggested that the Mapuche might be describing two types of hominid not one. The taller Carcancho lives in the mountains but is also seen in meadows feeding on tuber; this one can measure up to 6 feet 7 inches (2 metres) tall.  There is another dwarfish Carcancho that has been described as 3 feet 3 inches (1 metre) tall and this one burrows underground.  This could indicate that the smaller of the two is some unknown animal type though the suggestion of it being a juvenile hominid cannot be proven either way.

     The third hominid (or possible fourth when you take into account the two Carancho types) is the Huitranalhue.  It is taken from “huitran” (stranger) and “alhue” (spirit/ghost).  This seems an odd name but as Austin Whittall points out, this creature is seen as a very big man, possibly dressed in animal furs and carrying a wooden club, that leads a solitary life.  It walked in snow and left large foot-prints.  

     The Huitranalhue is thought to attack people and drink their blood or partake of their flesh.  There are legends, amongst certain American First Nations people of cannibalistic Sasquatch but only when food is very hard to find.

     It is very interesting that there are so many similarities between hominid appearance, behaviour and habitation around the world.  

     And there are reports of Patagonian giants.  But are they all mystery hominids –cousins of the Sasquatch?   According to Whittall it might be possible that the Hannush were homeless or cast-out Yagan natives who hid out and attacked and killed any possible threats to themselves.  That is possible as I think was proven by the various wild-men accounts included in Some More Things Strange & Sinister.

     Whittall also suggests that another possibility might –might- be some form of Homo erectus; something suggested by some researchers as a possible explanation
for the Almas.  That, however, would raise such a barrage of anthropological fury that even I would think twice before raising such a suggestion.

     The thing is that, outside of South and Central America, there is very limited information or literature on these creatures.  The “tailed-men” of Patagonia might well have been an inbred, primitive people exhibiting a residual tail or simply fur- wearing "primitive men".

     In Brazil there is the Mapinguari which is also referred to as Isnashi and is described as a tall black-furred hominid which is usually seen in the jungles along the 'Rio Araguaia', a large river in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.  For over two hundred years there have been reports of these creatures though Mato Grosso do Sul seems to be the hot-spot for Mapinguari sightings.  Reports describe the Mapinguari as a large and foul-smelling nocturnal animal said to be covered in red hair and with a frightful screaming cry.  It is supposedly a vegetarian, with feet that are turned backwards and claws capable of ripping apart the palm trees it feeds on.  There are many local names for this creature including; 'capé-lobo' (wolf's-cape), 'mão de pilão' (pestle-hand) and 'pé de garrafa' (bottle-foot).

     There are many bizarre descriptions and attributes given this creature but some are quite interesting and worth noting. 

     When the Mapinguari feels threatened it is said to let out a truly vile stench like a mix of garlic, excrement and rotting meat from a “second mouth” which is said to be powerful enough to suffocate any attacker.  This despicable odour means that the creature can be followed by a virtual cloud of flies -even the strongest of warriors are reported as fleeing from the smell of the monster alone.  The animal is also said to be both bullet and spear/arrow proof.  It is because of such reports that a small number of naturalists believe these creatures are a still surviving group of the giant ground sloth –Mylodons.   

The Mylodon has generally been assumed to have died out around ten thousand years ago and they were red-haired vegetarians with large claws that curled under and faced backward when they walked on all fours.  What is more, these giant marsupials could also stand on their hind feet like people and we do know some species had dermal ossicles -bony plates that made their skin very tough. 

     For this reason the Mapinguari is on the periphery of hominid research, though the possibility of two creatures –sloth and hominid- being mixed up in reports is a possibility.  One set of incidents, in some ways similar to so-called US cattle mutilations has led to the theory that hominids might have a taste for tongue.

     It was in March and April, 1937 that a Mapinguari supposedly went on a three week rampage at the Barra das Garças, a small farming town 300 miles southeast of the city of Cuiabá, the capital of the central state of Mato Grosso do Sul.  In a series of attacks a large number of cattle were slaughtered by something with “super-human strength” - enough strength to have torn out the huge tongues of the cattle. There were some unconfirmed sightings, humanoid-like tracks measuring some 18 inches long and even a horrible roaring was heard from woods.  It is claimed that over one hundred head of cattle were killed and incidents stretched all the way to Ponta Branca, 150 miles south of Barra das Garças. This Mapinguary rampage made the major newspapers in Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo.

     The roaring from the woods is familiar in hominid reports but no one has so far tried linking North American mutilated cattle, with tongues torn out, with Sasquatch territory or reports.  It seems extremely unlikely that a giant sloth went on a kill-spree and I know some will baulk at blaming a hominid for such kills –but what else?

     And I ought not to forget Argentina.  I have a report sent to me in the early 1980s from Pablo Latapi Ortega that I think worth printing in full (10):

     “In one of the poorest and most desolate regions of Argentina there has been            
     detected the existence of a mythical giant; according to various testimony,
     it is huge and similar to the Himalayan Yeti or the United States’ Bigfoot.

     “A few months ago, taking advantage of the visit to our country by the
     anthropologist Silvia Alicia Barrios, we had the opportunity to hear a series 
     of related tapes, about a strange ‘monkey’ that has been seen by many people
     in the mountainous regions of  northern Argentina.  The mystery being’s
     description coincides with that of the Yeti, with a few minor differences.  It’s
     known by the indigenous population as “Ucumar,” although the traditional
     folklore of the country prefers to give him an endearing name –“Ucu.”

     “The Ucu has been wovan into various legends involving popular fantasy but
     some accounts are worth noting.  Don Pepe, who lives on the Argentinean-
     Bolivian border and often walks the mountains, has seen the Ucu on a number of
     occasions and has this to say about it:

       ‘The Ucu lives in the hills, there in back of El Chorro (a mountainous zone
       with tropical vegetation), and likes to scream at the cows and chickens. It’s
       a “zuncho” (robust and bulky) animal and even though it doesn’t run a lot,
       it’s very strong.  It’s never come close to me but it has some of my countrymen.
       I’ve seen Ucus, and Ucus trapping people.  If the Ucu catches someone the best
       thing to do is to urinate because it will then let go.  The Ucu like to eat payo, the
       plant whose inside is similar to cabbage.  It’s big, the size of a fleecy dog 
       and always walks erect.’


Above: Sketch of an Ucu sent with Pablo Ortega’s report showing the tuft of hair and hand-cupping/clapping noted by observers. © Pablo L. Ortega

     “Don Andres Olquin, who lives in the countryside, tells that a few years ago, 
     he accompanied two hunters who trapped a whole family of Ucus. According to
     him, they were near a town called Fortin Pinado in the area of Chaco, when a
     hunter found the Ucus.  In one break, explains Mr. Olguin, ‘we got a mother
     with two children.  She fell broken into the trap and the hunters who were with
     me killed her.  They decided to take the two children to a zoo in  Asuncion, 
     Paraguay.  The hunters and their captives passed through several towns and
     people in these remember them well.  One night, while the captors slept, the
     two small Ucu escaped into the mountains.’  The Ucus were described as
     little black beings with little brown eyes.

     “In most of the tales about the Ucu their description coincides with the
     description of the captured black children.  They are humanoid, very robust,
     bodies covered by dark, almost black hair: one curious feature is the bunch
     of hair that falls over their faces.  The Ucus usually remain stationary while
     being observed and clap their hands to create a “hollow” sound.  They emit
     a sound similar to the owl’s cry “uhu-uhu-uhu” –explaining how they got
     their name?  Don Andres Olguin describes their strength: ‘The Ucus are as 
     strong as two tigers. There is no puma or tiger that could overcome him.  The
     puma is larger than the Ucu but cannot hold him tight enough to kill him.”  The
     Ucu is said to be a very civilised animal, living in small caves and covering
     the entrances with stones each time they go out hunting.

     “Olguin says women have had Ucu babies.  One woman was on her way to
     school when she was raped by an Ucu and eventually gave birth to an ‘hybrid’:
     she became crazed and could never speak again.  For this reason women are
     afraid of the Ucu more than men and don’t walk alone in the sierra except along 
     well travelled routes in daylight.  People sense the Ucus presence more than see
     it.  To open seeds that are similar to nuts, the Ucu uses two rocks: if you hear
     that sound you know it’s there and do not stray off the path if you want to stay

     “In the state of Salta, there is a belief that the Ucu is a protector of local
     fauna.  A Dr. Escolastico Quispe Acoyte says that he saw an Ucu during 
     off-season hunting.  The doctor fired his rifle at a deer but the bullet went 
     off its mark and the deer escaped: ‘I know that the Ucu worked some magic 
     so I wouldn’t kill the deer,” said the frustrated hunter.

     “The place where the Ucu is seen most regularly are the foothills of the
     Umahuaca and the state of Salto itself.  No one has so far succeeded in 
     photographing it.  Locals state that any Ucu captured usually escapes before 
     they can be caged or tied securely.

     “The tales about this mysterious humanoid of the Argentinean Sierras never stop
     amazing us! Although the tales have a certain amount of magic and folklore, you
     cannot categorise them as a net product of popular fantasy.  The stories comes 
     from towns far away from each other.  Descriptions of the Ucu match-up as do
     other details, though some say it makes a sound: “uhu-uhu-uhu” while others 
     that it is like “opu-opu-opu” –regional variations or calls for differing occasions?

     “In our opinion, the mythical giant of South America should be included in the
     gallery of unknown monsters that is headed by the Loch Ness Monster and Yeti.
     Hopefully, the expedition to be mounted by our British colleague Terry Hooper,
     though it may take some time, will answer many questions.”

     Until re-reading this I had completely forgotten about the planned Ucu expedition! I checked and in my files is a note cancelling the expedition due to, in no little part, the Falklands/Malvinas War and my known association with people in the British military!

     But there are aspects in Pablo’s report that will be familiar to those in hominid research in the United States.  The use of basic tools such as stones, although this may well also be rock-knocking, to signify territories especially since locals hearing the noise know not to venture off paths.

     There is also the aspect of females being abducted and mated with. This type of behaviour in Sasquatch has been noted in Native American lore. Interestingly, the black pigmented skin is also noted in other hominids from around the world. Then we have this hand-clapping; noted in chimpanzees, orang-utans and, to a degree, gorillas. As for the Ucus habitat of mountainous territory with tropical vegetation –where better for a mystery hominid?

Above: the photocopied photograph hasn’t aged well but the arrow points to Ucu witness Don Escolastico Quispe Acoyte.  © P. L. Ortega

     Although looking into the captured Ucu young was on the agenda of the expedition I have to say I do not believe it happened.  Experience has taught me that pairs of hominids are often reported as being captured (as with the two captured in the Khamti Forest, India –details in Some Things Strange And Sinister) but either that’s all we hear or else they escape.  Dr. Quispe, I believe, just missed but rather than admit it blamed the ‘magic’ of the Ucu he had seen.
     There are many names and many descriptions, mostly matching-up but what is really needed is a full survey of these.  Some may no longer be around but it is necessary to catalogue all hominid case histories as they might provide clues on those still existing.

     South America has a wealth of material just waiting to explode into the study.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Notice of fraudulent activity

It is ridiculous that I have to do this but I have now been contacted by journalists and two 'Big Cat hunters' (with a total of 5 years 'experience').

I began acting as an exotic fauna consultant to UK police forces in 1976/1977 ans semi retired in 2015 but still get consulted by police and other organisations every so often.My Exotic Animals Register (EAR) files are confidential and there is no intention of releasing these.

Let me make the following also clear:

1) I have not and will never forward case reports with information identifying witnesses

2) I have not "passed on" my work of investigating and studying exotic fauna whether felids or canids in the UK to anyone or any organisation whether "cryptozoological" or not. My standpoint on "cryptozoology" is well known as are my opinions on some of those involved in this sham.

3) Absolutely no one has the right to identify themselves as "members of the Exotic Animals Register" or of acting on its behalf.  If anyone does then they will face legal action for bringing my name and that of the EAR into disrepute. I also urge that anyone identifying themselves as such should be reported to the local police.

4) I work with no one other than police wildlife crimes or other officers. 

5) The EAR/myself does not mount "expeditions" to trap large felids. Trapping any wild animal has serious consequences and there are very strict laws governing this activity. 

My field of speciality are canids and felids as well as the 40 year long study of wild living wolverine in the UK.  When my study is completed then the appropriate bodies will receive copies of my final report.

From what I have seen and heard the people involved in this or these "Big Cat Studies" -it is so ridiculous that I cannot even ascertain whether there are two or three groups out there or just one incompetent one.

'Facts' quoted appear to be taken from old EAR information sheets that I stopped producing around 2005 as well as some statements that show whoever is involved has no idea what type of cat(s) are in the UK or much about them. The 'origins' of these "big cats" is so ludicrously incorrect as I, working with a university, established and even identified sources that had nothing to do with the 1976 Dangerous Wild Animals Act.

I am easily contactable but please note the above. I am the only person working as the EAR.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Ghost Adventures ( S19E05 ) Mount Wilson Ranch and Bigelow

Yep, here we go. Another ranch that is not just haunted by ghosts but Native American ghosts.  Oh, did I mention...aliens?  Oh, yeah, this place has lots of alien activity going on.

Guess who bought the ranch and "did experiments" there in absolute top secret?  RB a clue enough for you?  No?  Oh come on!

Robert Bigelow. You got it -the fella behind such over-hyped and fake claims as Skin walker Ranch.

Let me make it clear that I have nothing against Bigelow. It is good that someone with money and a keen interest in all things paranormal puts that money into research. That is where we hit the big obstacle and, for me personally, where this all falls to pieces.

Every Bigelow project has more non-disclosure agreements than actual documented facts. In the latest episode of Ghost Adventures, Zack Bagans tells us how Bigelow is not afraid to speak out on "these matters".  My response was: "Where? When?" And, honestly, if you have a link (to a genuine site not some "Bigfoot communicated this to me" one) to where Bigelow has been speaking out about his team and its work please send it!

You see, we had Ted Phillips tell us how Bigelow wanted to finance the Marley Woods investigation but Phillips was having none of it because he believed WE had to be told what was going on and Bigelow waved the money and non-disclosure agreement. I know, after more than a decade all we have had from the uncontactable Phillips is the same old, same old and no facts or results.

Some even claim that Phillips took Bigelow's money and non-disclosure deal or simply took them and moved on leaving everything to Bigelow's team (rather like MUFON did).

Bigelow, in my opinion, is far from interested in finding ghosts and other Intangibles. He owns an aerospace company and I believe he has some theories that lead him to believe that if he got lucky he could make his millions back and have a new propulsion system or something else (shhh!).  That is why there are all the non-disclosures -it's about not having someone else step in, have it all click into place and....earn the cash.

The statement made by one of Bagans sources that Bigelow told him the mountain was an "alien portal" -I call complete and utter bull-shit on. 

Ghost Adventures is entertainment  and not scientific investigation. It is interspersed with  humour and all sorts of "fluff" to keep its running time up to that 40 minute mark (for advertising revenue).  Also, Bagans now reveals he has been to a lot of places looking into "extra terrestrial" things.  Really? I am not going to say that this sudden interest (yet vast experience apparently) has anything to do with wanting to draw the viewers who watch trash UFO TV programmes to boost ratings. Nor would I say it has anything to do with Bagans recent 'alien' exhibit at his museum. That would be churlish.

Desperation is a very sad thing to watch but...that's entertainment!

Skin-Walker Ranch, Star Dust Ranch (completely debunked now) and the Mount Wilson Ranch are all of the same ilk.  Stories but no solid evidence..  Not even a hint at there being any evidence. Bigelow will be making money from all of this or at the least declaring a tax loss.

But there is another ranch where these claims were made. A ranch investigated by ufologists -ones with fairly solid (for ufologists) reputations. I am currently trying to add more detail to the report from the time and once I do I'll mention more.

Oh, the incidents at this ranch took place in the 1970s.

Above: Well, it has to be the giant bullet proof Skin Walker Ranch wolf, doesn't it -no size indicators nearby and it looks a little mangy -possibly where the bullets knocked its fur off though.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

New AE-CE3K Face Book Page

The new Face Book page means that people can contact me directly in private.

If someone wishes to make a report -old or new incident- then they can contact me via Face Book Messenger.  I cannot accept anonymous reports as those tend to be hoaxes and there are far too many of those out there.

 For this reason I -and me alone- will need to know a reportees real name but it will not be disclosed to anyone else without permission to do so. In 40 plus years I have never -despite a few newspaper attempts to offer me money for information- betrayed any witness(es) confidence. To do so would be unforgivable.

Messenger chat will be printed out for files but the message itself will be deleted for privacy reasons.

Your sighting/encounter may or may not have involved a UFO. It can be a recent or old encounter and if you told other people about what happened PLEASE ask them to confirm this as it adds weight to the report -again, strict confidentiality.

The Alien Entity and Close Encounters of the Third Kind Project is private and not associated with any UFO group or official body and is a continuation of the work that began in 1974.

Thank You.

MUFON and Robert Bigelow

This blog post is well worth readind and starts: 

"Spaced Out Radio, one of the leading and fastest growing nighttime radio shows, broadcasting worldwide from British Columbia, Canada, hosted Chase Kloetzke, international UFO investigator, and so much more, on April 5, 2018. Among Chase’s other accomplishments, she has been associated with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) since 1996. During the interview, she shared many of her MUFON experiences, and answered hard-hitting questions posed by SOR host, Dave Scott, regarding a couple MUFON issue

The first issue, which has been rumored for several years, dealt with billionaire, Robert Bigelow’s financial involvement in the organization. Did he or did he not buy MUFON, or at the very least, did he buy their files?"

I would note that there need be no US government agency need be involved in MUFON. If you have Bigelow and his money then he wants people who know their jobs and will keep quiet -ex military or intelligence people are ideal. So let's not get over the top conspiracy wise: people hiogher up at MUFON wanted money and they got it -and MUFON was sold.


DEBUNKED: Ghost Hunting Equipment

5 Paranormal Investigators Supposedly Caught Faking Footage & Evidence

Ghost Adventures: Reality Check -adult language

Some good points, however, the podcast recording of Arron exposing the show was proven to be a hoax.  There was a lot of name calling and claim and counter claim but the audio was so bad a hoax seems very likely.

Off the Rictor – Matt Moneymaker -Adult Language...but true

The movie Ghost Busters is NOT training....really.

The word is out "Hooper must be stopped!"

I find that offensive. It should be "Hooper-Scharf must be stopped!"

This goes beyond childish stupidity and when you have "paranormalists" teaming up with ufologists and cryptozoologists (these people all tend to know each other as they work hand-in-glove to spin out fabrications to keep that money gravy-train going) you have to wonder just what investigation and research work they are carrying out -surely not just "copy and paste"?  I can only guess that is how Adam Davies' book, Man Beasts, was put together.

And people have to be very careful who they have to jump into bed with:

In Strange & Mysterious Beasts I exposed the fact that stories coming from Cannock Chase that were promoted by writers who jump from UFOs to mystery beast to the paranormal, were known jokes and hoaxes at the time -the people involved TOLD THEM.

The fakery around the Owl Man of Cornwall is very well known amongst those people who continue to promote it as genuine.

There are certain names and blogs promoting new cases and you hear them mentioned it sounds alarm bells -fake witness names, witnesses who cannot be named even to other credible researchers. The line "....reported this incident to me and I have talked with -- and he/she seems to be genuine as far as I can tell" covers a lot of fakery.

On at least ten occasions I came across case summaries that were similar to ones I had looked into so contacted the blog/web site owners.,  They had no idea who the witness was or any other basic details: "ask --- as it was on his blog". So I messaged the originator of the story. Nothing.  Over and over again the same thing and if one did respond it was "I was told about this by a friend who looks into weird crap". Seriously, people post on what they call "Fully investigated" incidents that have no checkable facts but  "I was told about this by a friend who looks into weird crap" and, 'obviously', that friend has moved on and is no longer in contact.

Unlike my books, that are all fully referenced and can be checked by others -and I often state people should never just take my word on something but carry out their own checks- to avoid accepting what I write as "gospel".  It is the only form of peer review available but it ensures that I don't just write "Hammond told me this was checked by him and is true" and that's it. For decades I read "This photograph/image" was lost many decades ago.  So I checked the original quoted source (unlike the people who wrote and repeated that line) and..oh, there is the image "lost many decades ago".

I have found images and other items -often stolen by some of the Disreputables and claimed as their own work -including some very prominent cryptozoologists.

You see, I want to learn. I want to study the facts and if I cannot explain something I say so. If I can prove without a doubt what something reported as "unexplainable" was/is then I give the facts backed up by sources.

We are NOT living in a world where Sasquatch type creatures roam the UK. 

There are not many millions of "alien abductions of humans" taking place every year. 

There are no huge alien aquatic bases that are constant areas of activity -hundreds of reports of these strange craft entering and leaving the sea but the best the UFO 'hunters' come up with is faked footage?  

There was no UFO crash at Aurora, Roswell or anywhere else. 

Black Eyed Children were a creation of a newspaper reporter. 

The Thin Man/Stick Manor whatever you want to call it was also a copyrighted creation so how 'genuine' reports can exist is anyone's guess -psychological or hoax?

A gateway to Hell or portal to Hell seemingly existing in every American home is crap. Ask why it is the same places -open to tourism or ghost watches- on every paranormal entertainment show.  Stone and plaster fall in a near derelict building...well, that 'has' to be paranormal, right?

Poltergeist phenomena exist -I've seen that first hand. I have seen other things odd and weird things and I have even felt sheer terror when nothing was seen/present. Do I immediately jump onto the "You cannot explain this!" bandwagon or claim it was a demon or the devil. As with The Devil of Downend, if I can I confront something. To spend a life time investigating, say, UFOs, and the first time a 'UFO' is seen to away?  Again, I am reminded of an incident in which a group of police officers watched as I advanced on such an object because "That's your job not ours!"

Despite everyone else involved in these subjects I do not walk around in a silly hat, dressed all in black like some paramilitary nightclub bouncer because it "looks cool".  It doesn't.

I have read so many local and even national newspaper items about this or that group of "dedicated paranormal investigators" who were inspired by the fantasy fiction comedy film Ghost Busters.  Really?  And they explain all the "top notch scientific gear" they carry -almost word-for-word quotes from certain paranormal TV shows. Most of these people will fade away after a while when the subject does not meet their fantasy needs or something sends them into near mental breakdown (showing that they were totally unfit for the task) or it becomes clear that they were already suffering some mental health issue -I could cite cases but that would involve giving away who was involved.

I have seen and heard people "dedicated to the investigation and seeking the truth" run away when a "UFO" is seen to land or they hear what they think is a "ghost" or even spot an animal they cannot clearly identify straight away do like wise. Mounting 'expeditions' seems to yield more stories about gullibility, stupidity and drunken behaviour that about...sorry, what was the expedition for again?  Oh, of course, to get a book deal or on TV -anything that involves getting money.

What does real, factual investigation and research bring you? Not money -my bank account proves that.  Just lots of work.

I do not go out looking for fraud.  If I hear of a report and it interests me I will follow it up -if hoaxing or fakery is involved then I report on it.  

I am a sceptic in that I look for facts and I never declare anything fake/misidentified or otherwise until I have looked into it. I never ever assume that anyone is an idiot, mistaken or lying untril I meet or talk to them and look at the facts.  That does not make me a debunker who claims everything is a hoax or rot (read my books).

It was only when two paranormal groups admitted that they would not give me case information because "We discussed it and you have a reputation and we were worried" that I realised this was going on. Apparently a "lot" of ghost hunting groups were frightened of me and what I might find.  Ridiculous.  Then I learnt, via individuals involved in cryptozoology that the same thing applied there -I got people nervous.  I knew this about ufology because it is 99.9% fake and that is proven easily (as they knew) and proving fakery might mean them losing money from conning people -good.

So I am in the position of having all of these factions wanting to somehow drive me out or attack my reputation.  Firstly, I am not "in" anything to be driven out.  Secondly, as noted, everything I write and post about is fully referenced and I have made it my business to ensure that I am honest and do not hide things -I am a fairly open book so casting my honesty into doubt is going to be very difficult.

Why time waste like this unless these people are not serious.about what they are doing because it doesn't take them that long to make something up or copy and paste.

If you hear something about me or an accusation then don't just accept it like a brain dead amoeba -ask me.  I know,

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Some Ufologists Appear To Be Worried

Quite honestly I find it very pathetic that certain factions want to close my blogs (this one and the AE/CE3K one) and silence me.

There have been a few attempts since I announced that I was re-opening the blogs and these came after I discovered Ufologists were actively attempting to stop word spreading about my books.  Honestly, they have NOT read either of the three UFO books but are terrified of the contents.  Why? Well you would need to ask them but I suspect that they have vested interests in perpetuating myths and lies (money).

Do I have any correspondence or documents to prove what I wrote about Budd Hopkins?  Well, read my book.  And for those ufologists finding it difficult to read a factual book, I re-posted three videos about Hopkins work.  Also, and I suppose these people to copy and paste rather than do serious research reading, there are plenty of online articles about Hopkins and Jacobs and their false research from credible authors who are not debunkers.

You set yourself up as a researcher or investigator and you ignore anything that might challenge your money/work or simply have done no research but are just using ufological 'names' then your books are obviously not of much value.

I treat every and anyone who contacts me with respect and openess but getting semi-literate emails from idiots  is where I draw the line.  Also a little odd that these all come on the same day...?

All of this written I have to say that it warms the old heart. Because, obviously, there are ufologists out there who are afraid of being exposed. Unless you want me to focus a lot of attention on you and your work and then write about what I find out -give it a miss. I have been in ufology and gathered quite a lot of information on ufologists in 40 plus years.

Leave ufology to serious researchers.