Timothy discusses the recently published book Chasing the Elusive Pennsylvania Bigfoot with Brian Seech. While Brian did not write the book, he has worked closely with the author, Paul G. Johnson, for many years. We cover some of the ideas and cases from the book including a few of the
stranger aspects of Pennsylvania bigfoot sightings: UFOs, disappearing bigfoot creatures, and more – and the idea that some of this “spooky” activity may be explained by quantum physics. Brian also talks about some of his research with the Center for Cryptozoological Studies.
Alison and Timothy have a discussion about some antique photos which purport to show paranormal entities. First they discuss an article which is being shared on social media of a photo which is supposed to be the oldest bigfoot photo and the many reasons why they doubt this photo is what it is claimed to be. In the second part of the show they discuss the Cottingly fairy photographs, ghost photographs, spirit photography, and more.
Episode 37 notes and links:
The cover image is from a photograph in Timothy’s collection. This is not the image we discuss in this episode and is, in fact, a man holding a bear skin. It is an example of the type of old photograph which often gets shared as a “bigfoot photo”.
In this episode we hear two new Flannel Man accounts. Jeff, who previously appeared on episode 34 returns to tell of his encounter with a flannel-wearing entity in his girlfriend’s house. Maria also tells her tale of two Flannel Man encounters. In her first encounter she was touched on the shoulder by the entity! Timothy also relates a story of Flannel Man appearing to trapped miners in 1945.
Timothy and John head back to Michaux Forest where they meet Kelly and Mark (along with Ben and Cayden). Kelly and Mark experienced a fearful night of horrid screams and awful smells while camping back in 1985. They had not returned to the site since that night but met us in the forest to tell their story where it happened. Then Timothy goes to a local park to investigate a very recent report of strange activity.
Timothy welcomes Duke from World Bigfoot Radio to the show for a conversation. Duke talks about the different types of bigfoot creatures reported by witnesses as well as trolls, mountain giants, devil monkeys, and other cryptid creatures of the wilds. We also discuss some of Duke‘s field research, tree structures, the possibility of bigfoot using guard crows, and more.
Episode 33 notes and links:
The cover image is from a grassman painting by Timothy.
Timothy talks to two guests about strange lights. First we hear Jerry tell a story about seeing (and photographing!) a mystery light in Iceland. We also talk about the Brown Mountain lights, which Jerry has also seen, weird lights in York County, and more. Then Timothy welcome’s Matt to the show, who tells about a UFO and some other
strange experiences in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Episode 32 notes and links:
The cover image is from Jerry’s photographs of the light anomaly from Iceland.
Alison returns to talk with Timothy about historical wild men of a different sort (not bigfoot). Circus sideshow and dime museum “wild men” performers as well as unfortunate souls – itinerants, the insane, or simply people who wandered away from society, looked different, and were labeled “wild men” often out of fear. We talk about Houdini, The Wild Men of Borneo, the Fiji Cannibals, Eko and Iko, and other circus performers. We also discuss the strange and sad case of a York County “wild man” who eventually ended up in the County Alms House with the diagnosis “troubled with ghosts”.
Two forms which note Dan Luckenbaugh’s Form of Disease – first “Troubled with ghosts” – and later, simply “ghosts”.
Ines from France tells stories from the long tradition of women-in-white apparitions (“La Dame Blanche”) – as well as some other French folklore: ghostly women-in-green, the local folk healing traditions, a river monster, and more. Ines went to high school in a castle which was home to one of these white ladies. She, as well as many of her classmates and her brother, saw the white lady apparition.
Saint Michel des Perrais, where Ines went to school:
Timothy heads out to Michaux State Forest in Franklin County, PA to meet with Geof – a bigfoot witness / experiencer. Geof takes Timothy to the location of his possible bigfoot sighting and areas where he heard creatures walking, rock clacks, knocks, a terrifying roar.