Category Archives: Bigfoot and Black Panthers

Two cryptids commonly reported in Appalachia are those of Bigfoot and Black Panther.

Black Panther Surprises

Of the many stories told by eyewitnesses in this book, there were a few things that surprised me.   Most of all, it was surprising that so many have seen black panther near settled neighborhoods, or even on their private property.  Since this creature is known to be an elusive one, it seems like most sightings would be found in wilderness areas.  This did not seem to be the case.

Another surprise was how often the person reporting the encounter noted that the big cats were peaceful, meant them no harm, or were even curious about the human activity going on.  Long regarded as a scary, ominous creature from folklore, I had not imagined that they are curious enough to watch US.

Stories have already begun to come in for Panther Tales II.  I wonder if there will be more surprises in the next batch of stories.

 

Does Bigfoot Live in Your Back Yard?

The people who were interviewed for this book have one thing in common. They all had an encounter with Bigfoot.  Even when they weren’t looking for him, and weren’t expecting anything at all, there were those who saw the creature clearly and have little doubt about what they saw.

I have not seen this elusive creature.  However, that in no way diminishes the possibility of its existence in my mind.  There are too many people around the world who have made the same reports.  To me, the most startling sightings are those which take place in someone’s back yard or very near their dwelling place.  In our region with so many living near the woods or wilderness areas, it probably should not be such a surprise when someone has an encounter.

I wonder how many people have seen Bigfoot on their own property?  How many have Bigfoot living in their back yard?

 

Interview with Thomas Marcum of the Crypto Crew

I would like to thank Thomas Marcum for the interview and story that is part of my new book, Bigfoot and Woolybooger Tales and Panther Tales and Woodland Encounters.  Tony Felosi, another researcher and documenter for the Crypto Crew is also featured in these books.

I am especially appreciative for a recent interview which Thomas  has featured today on his website listed below.  Thomas heads up the Crypto Crew.  There are many interesting aspects of his website.  If you are interested in cryptozoology, and other points of interest, please check out the website below.

 

https://www.thecryptocrew.com/2018/04/bigfoot-panthers-and-more-with-judith.html

Define Cryptozoology

Cryptozoology is the search for or the study of animals/creatures that do not have enough evidence for the scientific community to acknowledge their existence.  Examples include the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and Black Panther in North America.  Eye witness accounts are often numerous, but without a carcass, DNA sample, video, photographs, skeleton, or other hard evidence as required by they simply do not acknowledge the existence of such a creature.

“In cryptozoology and sometimes in cryptobotany, both pseudoscience, a cryptid is an animal or plant whose existence has been suggested but has not been discovered or documented by the scientific community. Cryptids often appear in folklore and mythology, leading to stories and unfounded belief about their existence.” – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptid