Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Researcher Don Monroe asked me to evaluate a cast from Honey Island, Louisiana 1972. When I saw it, I remembered a photo I was given a 3-toed print (above). I am trying to find out who sent me this pic so I can know how many decades apart and distance because this cast is, well, very similar to the Honey Island one -
Monday, September 17, 2018
Tonight I am hosting Vegas Supernatural on KCOR Radio. The special guest is Bigfoot Researcher, Karl Sup. You might have read his Long Island Sasquatch and ChiSquatch, as well as witness reports, paper on Bigfoot eyes and Bigfoot locomotion here on GHT!
8 pm EST/7 PM CST/5 PM PST KCOR RADIO
HERE IS THE ARCHIVED EPISODE - LINK (lots of Bigfoot vocals)
Don't forget I will be co-hosting with Shawn Whittington every Monday in October with special guests with dark subjects - perfect for Halloween month!
Ancient giant footprints....
The Carson City ancient foot trackway dates around 50,000 years old and showed what appeared to be giant human footprints.
During sandstone quarrying operations in the late 1870's on the grounds of Nevada State Prison, in Carson City, a variety of animal tracks were found, including those of mammoth, bison, horse, deer, wolf, birds, as well as some large oblong tracks of uncertain origin. In 1882, sheriff W. J. Hanks of Storey County brought the find to the attention of H. W. Harkness of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Harkness identified the track beds as late Pliocene in age (approx. 2 million years old) and interpreted the problematic tracks as giant human footprints (Davis, 1912). Other geologists identified the prints as being near the Pliocene-Quaternary border, which would place them at about 1.6 million years by conventional geology, although Stock (1936) implied an age of only 50,000 years.
The prints in question were approximately 18 to 21 inches long and 8 to 9 inches wide. Though bearing a superficial resemblance to human prints, the tracks lacked obvious digit impressions and normal heel-ball-arch bottom contours typically found in human prints--features that Harkness explained by suggesting the giant trackmaker might have worn sandals. However, besides the enormous size and lack of distinct human features, the tracks also showed an unusual gait pattern, with a wide trackway gauge of 18 to 19 inches but very short average pace length (for the size of the prints) of only about 2 and a half feet.
This was said to be a giant sloth's print but here's a photo (below) of a giant sloth's print....
Considering these sandals (below) were found in Lovelock Cave, our culprit would appear to be a large human walking around Lake Lohontan about 50,000 years ago.
Today marks Cassandra Peterson's (aka "Elvira) birthday. It is also my birthday today.
Both of us love horror, have a sassy sense of humor and red hair. Perhaps there is something about being born on this day that brings up a darker tongue-in-cheek aspect.
Her life has been more interesting than anyone would know including being a showgirl/dancer, a lead singer in rock bands in Europe, even briefly dating Elvis, and then moving into acting, and eventually landing the unique and greatly-loved role as "Elvira," hostess to horror movies.
Happy birthday, Cassandra! You are beloved for daring to take on the world in many original roles, the most beloved of which is Elvira -
Sunday, September 16, 2018
(Scarecrow by Pumpkinrot one of the greatest Halloween artisans I know. I get my Halloween cards from him every year and he makes a new scarecrow to commemorate each All Hallow's Eve)
When I was a child, I was obsessed with scarecrows. I wasn't sure they were effective. It seemed the crows like to use them to rest upon. But, those silent sentinels of country gardens were things of nightmares; a human-like figure crucified against the setting sun between rows of bright green corn stalks....
Saturday, September 15, 2018
I love Halloween. I live for it. I've even written a book about it "Adult Halloween: Taking Back the Season!" Let me share some of my favorite things to do throughout this season (I consider the "season" August 1-November 1)