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NEWS: Finding Bigfoot by Boat: Portland to Offer Cryptid Cruises in Search of Sasquatch

If you’ve ever watched the show Finding Bigfoot, you may have noticed that the show technically never actually did find Bigfoot. (No riots please!) Through copious hours of camp outs, scenario recreations, and wood knocks, Bigfoot still remained at large.

But maybe the cryptid crew just wasn’t using the right method. Maybe they should have tried the unusual approach that cruise company Portland Spirit is launching this June: tracking Bigfoot for seven straight hours by BOAT!

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The Oregon-based attraction will begin taking eager Bigfoot seekers on boat rides through Columbia River Gorge on June 15th. The trip will cover seven hours and 120 miles, all in search of the ever elusive creature! Also included in the aquatic adventure will be fascinating views of the Gorge’s other wildlife, scenes of Multnomah Falls and Portland’s bridges, and a stopover at a restaurant called The Locks Grill for “signature Bigfood bites”! (We haven’t decided yet if that pun is terrible or ingenious. Maybe it’s both.)

AND that’s not all: fans of Finding Bigfoot will be enthused to learn that video recordings of Bigfoot sightings and theories as told by one Cliff Barackman will be played for them for the entire seven hour trip! ‘“Bigfoot is the hide-and-seek champion of the world," writes Aaron Greene, Portland Spirit's marketing director, in a description of the cruise. "With the help of Cliff Barackman from, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot, we will try our best to find him."’

Anyone and everyone can enjoy the cryptid cruises through September of this year. And with a little bit of luck and the help of some driftwood knocks, perhaps one boatload of hopeful seekers will spy the Big guy on the shore… or - plot twist! - maybe they’ll discover that Bigfoot is actually aquatic and that’s why he’s been so hard to find! New working theory: Aquasquatch? Either way, the journey through picturesque Columbia River Gorge is sure to be memorable whether or not the hairy man/beast makes an appearance. Share your pictures - and evidence - with us if you make the voyage!

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Former Guest of The Confessionals Shares Bigfoot Encounter on Pittsburgh Today Live!

Here’s some more Bigfoot in the media! Earlier we shared that the documentary Paranormal Bigfoot was released this month and available for online viewing! Now we’re pleased to share that one of the former guests of The Confessionals was recently featured on a segment of Pittsburgh Today Live!

Dave Groves, from Episode 45: Bigfoot in Broad Daylight, joined Bigfoot investigator Amy Bue on the Pittsburgh-area show to share his own encounter with the cryptid and to discuss the legendary Sasquatch. Dave and Amy also spoke about Bigfoot at the 34th annual Allegheny Outdoor, Sport and Travel Show at the Monroeville Convention Center following their spot on PTL.

Click HERE to watch this special segment on PTL! Great job to Dave and Amy!

Documentary “Paranormal Bigfoot” Makes Its Online Debut

It’s finally here! The anticipated documentary, Paranormal Bigfoot, is now available for viewing!

Created by Bilco Productions, “Paranormal Bigfoot is an investigation into a segment of the Sasquatch community that believe there is more to this enigmatic creature than a simple animal. An uncomfortable and divisive topic for those desirous of representing themselves as scientifically credible. Yet the question remains, can scientific process be claimed until even the strangest of evidence is accounted for?”

Along with notable Bigfoot community figures like Bob Gimlin, Stan Gordon, and Ron Morehead, The Confessionals Podcast host Tony Merkel can also be seen in this new documentary!

Last year Tony was interviewed about the possibility of a connection between paranormal Bigfoot, biblical fallen angels, and the Nephilim, a intriguing premise based on historical evidence from extra canonical texts. The finished film featuring Tony’s interview (and much more!) can be rented or purchased with Amazon Prime.

Click HERE to check it out now!

(If the documentary is not available for streaming in your country, click HERE to contact Bilco Productions about obtaining a DVD version.)

Thank you to Bilco Productions for the opportunity to be involved in Paranormal Bigfoot!

Creature Feature Friday: The Momo

This edition of Creature Feature Friday presents: The Momo!

Check out these 5 details about this bipedal cryptid:

1) "Momo" stands for Missouri Monster, a creature very similar to Bigfoot that is reported to reside in Missouri.

2) Physical attributes of the Momo include: a 6-to-7-foot height, a furry body with hair covering even the eyes, and a large, pumpkin-shaped head. It also smells pretty terrible.

3) The "Missouri Monster Scare" first began in July 1971, when two women saw a "half ape and half man" along Highway 79. It reportedly made strange gurgling noises.

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4) Sightings continued through July 1972, and included the findings of several large, three-toed footprints.

5) The Momo also loves dogs - for dinner.  During the Missouri Monster scare, several dog graves were found disturbed and surrounded by scattered bones. Once the Momo was even glimpsed carrying a dead dog away under its arm! Yikes.

Learn more about the Momo at Cryptid Wiki and PrairieGhosts.com!

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Bigfoot A to Z

Would a Bigfoot by any other name still smell as... musky? Skunky? What does a Bigfoot really smell like, anyway? There are still many things we don’t know with certainty about the infamously elusive cryptid, but one thing we do know is that Bigfoot is a phenomenon that has been recognized by diverse cultures on countless occasions throughout history. 

As numerous as these cultures are the names by which we call him, from Almas to Yeti to Devil Monkey to Stinkaboo, and so, so many more. Expand your encyclopedic knowledge of Sasquatch by learning a handful of the historical names given to this creature and his possible relatives!

BIGFOOT A TO Z

 A

  •     Albatwitche, the manlike apple stealers (Susquehannock Native)

  •     Almas

  •     Almasty

  •     American Ape

  •     Anisau

  •     Ape-Man

B

  • The Bad Smelling Tree Men (USA, ID, Coeur d'Alene, and WA, Spokane)

  •     Barmanu (northwest Pakistan)

  •     B'gwas (Haisla, Canada, BC)

  •     Biabin-Guli

  •     Big Big Hairy Figure With Eyes Sunk Deep In The Head (n.w. USA, Wakashan, Kwakiutl Tribe)

  •     Bigfoot

  • Big Hairy man, the messenger (USA, Hopi Tribe)

  •     Big Hairy Monster

  •     the Big Man (USA, western SD, Lakota)

  •     Big Ones

  •     Blacki

  •     Boggy Boon

  •     Boggy Bill (USA, east TX)

  •     the Booger

  •     Booger Man

  •     Boogie Man

  •     Boogy Monster

  •     Boqs (s.w. Canada, Bella Coola Tribe)

  •     Brenin Llwyd

  •     Brother Who Comes Back Before The Next Very Big Winter (USA, SD, Ogala, Lakota)

Bigfoot from the Patterson-Gimlin film

Bigfoot from the Patterson-Gimlin film

C

  •     Caddo Critter

  •     the Cannibal Giant (USA, Native American)

  •     the Cannibal, who eats dead people (USA, Na-Dene)

  •     Cave Monster

  •     Cave Spirit

  •     Cave Yeller (USA, KY)

  •     Cer Ra Ca Wa "the turkey eater" (northern Mexico)

  •     Chi-Chi

  •     Chinese Wild man

  •     Chiye-tanka, great elder brother (n.w. USA, Lakota)

  •     Chuchuna

  •     Ci-e (USA, SD, Pine Ridge Res.)

  •     Crying Beast(USA, southern Ohio, 1800s)

D

  •     Devils

  •     Devil Monkey (USA, s.w. OK)

  •     Destroyer Who Breaks Up Houses (USA, Na-Dene)

  •     Doolagahi

  •     Doolagahl (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Doolagarl (Aboriginal Australia)

E

  •     Engeco

F

  •     Ferla Mohair

  •     The Fetid Beast

  •     Forest Devil

  •     Forest Giants

  •     Fouke Monster

Fouke Monster artwork from  The Legend of Boggy Creek  film

Fouke Monster artwork from The Legend of Boggy Creek film

G

  •     Gerendel (Old Danish)

  •     Giganto

  •     Gigantopithecines blacki

  •     Gin-sung

  •     Grass man

  •     Gooligah (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Gugu (Sumatra)

H

  •     Hairy Bill (USA, TX)

  •     Hairy Giants

  •     Hairy Ones

  •     Hairy Man, Hairy Woman, or Hairy People

  •     "the hairy man (men) who appears as a symptom of disruption" (USA, SD, Lakota)

  •     The Hairy People (USA, KY, Leslie County)

  •     The Hairy Stinka Boo (USA, southern OH)

  •     Hill Monkeys (OK)

  •     Hokou

  •     Holla Yella (USA, WV)

  •     Holayela (USA, WV and east OH)

  •     Hoodoo

  •     Hoohoo

  •     Honey Island Monster

Alleged image of the Honey Island Monster

Alleged image of the Honey Island Monster

I

  •     Indian Hair Man (USA, WV)

J

  •     Jacko (Canada, BC)

  •     Jimbra (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Jingera (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Jinka

  •     The Jungle Man (India)

K

  •     Kakundak (Africa)

  •     Kaptat

  •     Kecleh-Kudleh

  •     Kikomba

  •     King Kong

  •     Kushtaka

L

  •     Loup-garou (French for wolf-man)

  •     Long eared Ape

A Loup-garou actually seems to be closer to a wolf than an ape

A Loup-garou actually seems to be closer to a wolf than an ape

M

  •     Matlose (w.Canada, Nootkas Tribe)

  •     The Man-Beast

  •     Mande Burung (India)

  •     Man-Monkey

  •     Mannimal

  •     Mapinguari

  •     Mirygdy

  •     Monkey Man (USA, OK)

  •     Momo, Mo Mo (USA, short for 'Missouri Monster')

N

  •     Nant'ina

  •     Narcoonah

  •     Living Neanderthal

  •     Nibagon

  •     Ngoloko

  •     Nguoi rung (Asia)

  •     Ngui Rung (Vietnamese)

  •     Nolem or Dog Eaters (USA, Nadene)

  •     Noocoonah (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Nuk-Luk (North America)

  •     Nu'numic (Aztec)

  •     Nun Yunu Wi

  •     Nyalmo (Asia)

O

  •     Oh-mah (USA, NE)

  •     Old Hairy Bill (TX)

  •     Old Yellow

  •     Old Yellow Top (Canada, Ontario)

  •     Old Ones Who Cry

  •     Old Ones Who Run At Night

  •     Old Skunky Bill (USA, east TX)

  •     Opie (USA, TN and NC)

  •     Orang Pendek (Oceania, Sumatran)

  •     Ot-ne-yar-hed, the giants (north eastern USA, Iroquoian)

Orang Pendek

Orang Pendek

P

  •     Pecos Bill (in the original TX legend he was huge and hairy!)

  •     Pongo

Q

  •     Quinken (Aboriginal Australia)

R

  •     Red Eyes (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Rugaru (USA, ND, Ojibway)

Red Eyes was reportedly caught on    video    in Australia in 2018

Red Eyes was reportedly caught on video in Australia in 2018

S

  •     Sasquatch, or sε´sq'əč (Halkomelem, A Salishan language, southwest British Columbia)

  •     Seatco, the Wicked Giant (n.w. USA, native Nusqually)

  •     Skunk Ape

  •     Skunk Demon

  •     Skunky Bill

  •     Stinkaboo

  •     Stink Man

  •     St' Iyahama (USA, OR, Umatilla)

T

  •     Tah-tah-kle'-ah or Owl-Woman Monster (n.w. USA, Yakama and Shasta Indians)

  •     Tsek Etinu's (USA, Na-Dene)

  •     Tsiatko Giants (n.w.USA, native)

  •     Stsomu'lamux (USA, Na Dene)

  •     Taku he (native American, Lakota )

  •     Tano Giant (Africa)

  •     Teh-Ima (Asia)

  •     Tch-lma

  •     Tree Men (USA, ID, Coeur d'Alene, and WA, Spokane)

  •     Tjandara (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Tha-tha Kla-yah-ma (n.w. USA, Yakama )

  •     Thoolagal (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Tomy Knocker

  •     Tobi Juan In The Wood (USA, Ark., Tenn.)

  •     Tsawane'it Emux (USA, Nadene)

  •     Tse'nahaha (USA, Paiute)

  •     Tso'apittse (USA, Nevada)

Illustration of the Tano Giant

Illustration of the Tano Giant

U

  •     Urayuli

  •     Ucumar (Latin America)

W

  •     Weendego (USA, central to north-eastern, Ojibwa)

  •     Wendigo (Algonquian, central to north-eastern USA)

  •     Windego (northern USA)

  •     Wetiko (central to north-eastern USA)

  •     Wihalaid, the Cannibal Beast (USA, Na-Dene)

  •     Windago (central to north-eastern USA)

  •     Windikouk (central to north-eastern USA)

  •     Who-Who

  •     the Wigidokowok People(n.w. USA, Native)

  •     Wildman

  •     Wild Man Uncle (n.w. USA, Nehalem)

  •     Wild Man Of Borneo

  •     Witiko

  •     Woods Child (USA, Ohio, 1800s)

  •     Woods Booger (southeastern USA)

  •     Woods Devils (USA, NH, Coos county)

  •     Wooly Booger

Y

  •     Yahoo (Australia)

  •     Yakaka

  •     Yaroma (Aboriginal Australia)

  •     Yeahoh (USA, KY, Algonkian)

  •     Yellers

  •     Yellow Top (Canada, Ontario)

  •     Yeren (Chinese)

  •     Yeti

  •     Yowie (Australia)

  •     Yuuri

Alleged Yeti footprint found by Michael Ward at Menlung Glacier on the 1951 Everest Expedition with Edmund Hillary in Nepal

Alleged Yeti footprint found by Michael Ward at Menlung Glacier on the 1951 Everest Expedition with Edmund Hillary in Nepal

The Jungle Man’s monikers are as plentiful as Booger sightings around the world! But did you notice our Albatwitche alphabet is still a little incomplete? If you know any names for the Grass Man beginning with the letters V, X, or Z, (or any other names not listed above) comment below so we can update our list!

Many props to Bigfoot Evidence for creating this extensive name index!