The Centre for Fortean Zoology was founded in the UK in 1992 - nearly 20 years ago. Over the past two decades it has expanded to become a truly global organisation. We opened our American office in 2001, our Australian office in 2009, and now - in our 19th year - we are proud to welcome CFZ Canada to the CFZ global family.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Is Bigfoot Possibly an Alien Entity?

IS BIGFOOT POSSIBLY AN ALIEN ENTITY? By Dr.Franklin Ruehl  (Originally published in the Huffington Post.  Re-posted here by permission of the author, with our deepest thanks.)

Rather than being a missing link between man and the apes, Bigfoot ,may possibly be an alien entity. This intriguing possibility is derived from evidence in several solid UFO cases.

The earliest clues date back to 1888, when a cattleman described an encounter with friendly Indians in Humboldt County, California. They led him to a cave where he saw a hefty humanoid creature covered in long, shiny black hair, with no neck, sitting cross-legged. 

One Indian told him three of these "Crazy Bears" had been cast out of a small moon that dropped from the sky ard landed.The "moon" then ascended back into the air. So it's highly likely the "Crazy Bears" were really Bigfoots, and the "moon," a spacecraft.

Now fast-forward almost 100 years to 1973...and Mrs. Reafa Heitfield. She and her l3-year-old son were sleeping in a trailer in Cincinnati, Ohio onthe moming of Odober 2L. Reafa arose at 2;30 a.m. to quench her thirst, and noticed strange lights in the adjoining parking lot. Looking out the window, her attention was drawn, in particular, to an inexplicable cone of light, shaped like a huge bubble umbrella - about seven feet in diameter. 

Nearby she spotted a grayish, ape-like ereature with a large, downward angled snout, no neck and a sizable waist.Moving slowly, it then entered into the light. About five minutes later, both apeman and UFO disappeared. 

Another dramatic incident occurred a few days later on October 25, 1973. A group of farmers in Fayette County, Pennsylvania caught sight of a dome-shaped UFO that was brightly lit and about 100 feet in diameter. As the locals drove toward it, they saw a pair of gargantuan creatures covered with thick, matted hair, luminescent green eyes and long arms that dangled below their knees.

A farmer's son fired a gun shot at the creatures, one of which raised its right hand in the air. At that very moment, the UFO disappeared. Then, the two Bigfoots escaped into the woods and were never seen again.

Dairy farmer William Bosak of Frederic, Wisconsin was returning from a co-op meeting about 10:30 p.m. on December 9, 1974, when he nearly slammed into a globular UFO on the road in front of him, its bottom half enshrouded in fog. 

Inside the visible transparent dome was a six-foot-tall ape-like creature with reddish-brown fur covering its body (except for the face) and distinctive pointed ears. It appeared to be operating a control panel. As Bosak passed by, the object suddenly arose and disappeared. 

In August,1976, after a series of UFO sightings around Rutland, Brifish Columbia, Canada, several men and their children saw a hairy ape-like entity, six to seven feet tall roaming about a mountainside. They also found a clump of hairthat was sent to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for identification. Laboratory analysis confirmed it was primate hair, But, significantly, it could not be matched to any known species on earth! 

Perhaps the Bigfoot creatures are UFO pilots, landing on earth for exploratory purposes. Or, conceivably, higher level ETs are leaving behind some specimens as "guinea pigs" to test our environment for longs-term survival. Or, possibly,these Bigfoots are criminal entities being deposited on Earth as a form of cosmic deportation!

Dr. Ruehl holds a Ph.D. in physics from UCLA. His cable TV show, Mysteries From Beyond the Other Dominion, was 1 of the 4 original series to premiere on the SCI-FI CHANNEL when it was launched. He has been a regular on "A Current Affair"(2005), "9 On The Town"(with a UFO segment), "Strange Universe," "Weird TV," and "Ancient Aliens"(on the History Channel) and co-hosts a radio program on Blog Talk Radio,"Hypergalactic Enigmas."

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Trying to play nice

My momma always told me that if I didn’t have anything nice to say, then to just say nothing at all.  Silence on this blog of late is closely related to that.

I’m frustrated.  Between the completely ridiculous television shows and the lack of reports, things are maddening at CFZ Canada.  Let’s face it, Sasquatch sightings in BC are no longer breaking news.  One of the positives that “reality” tv has done both for Cryptozoology and ghost research is to normalize it.  The general populous no longer sees those of us who research as complete nutjobs.  Certainly most academia and skeptics still do, but the general public has become used to us.

A few weeks ago I was speaking to a friend and someone nearby happened to overhear.  He commented that he was pretty sure his dad’s Ontario farm had some Bigfoot activity.  I asked who he reported it to and he said nobody—that they see footprints all the time so it isn’t a big deal.

WHAT? Not a big deal? Only the holy grail of researchers—a private land, as yet unsearched, with ongoing activity! Rest assured, I secured the address and permission to visit when I can.  Canadian weather scares me more than a bigfoot encounter so I’ll wait until spring.

In the meantime, the “boring” side of the research continues.  I’m still reading and learning about native traditions to try to understand the sighting of a hooved man on a nearby reservation.  I’m still scouring the internet for new, worthy reports on all sorts of creatures.  I’m still networking with other credible seekers so that we can share ideas and information. I’m still learning about the Far North project by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and will devote a whole post to that soon.

What I’m not doing, though, is buying “Gone ‘Squatchin’ “ t shirts and milling about the woods in the dark with a large group of friends.  I’m not taking a tv crew to a mountain to recreate what someone said they saw.  I’m not pouring money into projects designed more for notoriety than for evidence collection.  I’m not regurgitating previous books under new names to fund any memorabilia projects.

Eight months a year I am on the road.  Part of that time is spent speaking and teaching at various conferences and part of that time is in the field.  Researching the unknown is my full time job—one that doesn’t net me enough to live on, but that I dearly love. It probably would be easier to make some profound but untrue statement and get “famous”.  It probably would be more financially worthwhile to do some more TV.  Like most of you, though, I didn’t sign up for this to be rich or famous.  I do it because I love the work. I love the challenge.  I love the learning.

I appreciate you all who are boots on the ground and test tubes and library research.  You are cryptozoologists.  You are the ones who will find the answers.  You are my heroes.