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Is the search for Bigfoot over?

Is the search over? The supposed Bigfoot can be seen in this screen grab taken from inquisitr.com.

The search for Bigfoot is over, according to two US hunters who say they have found the body of the hairy ape-like creature and will back their claims up at a press conference tomorrow.

Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer say they discovered the body in a forest in northern Georgia, a south-east US state, about two weeks ago.

The pair, who reportedly operate a Bigfoot tracking business, will present "DNA evidence and photo evidence of the creature" at a press conference in California tomorrow.

Comment: Quote from the press release:

August 12, 2008
DNA evidence and photo evidence to be presented at a
PRESS CONFERENCE to be held on
Date: Friday, August 15, 2008
Time: From 12Noon-1:00pm
Place: Cabana Hotel-Palo Alto (A Crown Plaza Resort) 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306

Searching for Bigfoot, Inc. Menlo Park, California
Tom Biscardi, CEO

A body that may very well be the body of the creature commonly known as "Bigfoot" has been found in the woods in northern Georgia.

DNA evidence and photo evidence of the creature will be presented in a press conference on Friday, August 15th from 12 Noon to 1:00pm at the Cabana Hotel-Palo Alto at 4290 El Camino Real in Palo Alto, California, 94306. The press conference will not be open to the public. It will only be open to credentialed members of the press.

Here are some of the vital statistics on the "Bigfoot" body:
*The creature is seven feet seven inches tall.
*It weighs over five hundred pounds.
*The creature looks like it is part human and part ape-like.
*It is male.
*It has reddish hair and blackish-grey eyes.
*It has two arms and two legs, and five fingers on each hand and
five toes on each foot.
*The feet are flat and similar to human feet.
*Its footprint is sixteen and three-quarters inches long and five and three-quarters inches wide at the heel.
*From the palm of the hand to the tip of the middle finger, its hands are
eleven and three-quarters inches long and six and one-quarter inches wide.
*The creatures walk upright. (Several of them were sighted on the same day that the body was found.)
*The teeth are more human-like than ape-like.
*DNA tests are currently being done and the current DNA and photo evidence will be presented at the press conference on Friday, August 15th.


UK: Mystery lights in sky

Strange lights have been spotted in the sky above Huddersfield.

Four people say they saw an unidentified flying object after being woken by a loud noise on Sunday night.

Two people living in Marsh said that at first they thought it was a military aircraft.

But seconds later they saw a bright spherical white light higher up and which had two lights where wing tips might be.

On the same night a Newsome woman was alerted by a noise around the Newsome Road area.

Comment: Fast-flying chinese lanterns???

Isn't that curious?


Australia: It came from the sky

©Marcus Johnson
Marcus Johnson took this photograph... UFO or lens flare?

Marcus Johnson, 39, took this photo of a chopper at the Truscott airstrip in northeast Western Australia, just over the NT border, last week.

On closer inspection he discovered a strange object could be seen flying through the air behind the helicopter.

Mr Johnson, a pilot from Yamba in New South Wales, said he had no idea what the strange lights were.

"It's pretty extraordinary, looking at it,'' he said.


UK: Orange UFOs puzzle Brum

Were they planes or hot-air balloons - or something else? No-one seems to know what was hovering menacingly above the skies of Birmingham.

Many people, including paramedics and police officers, reported sightings of spherical, orange mystery objects flying over Moseley and Kings Heath.

Wayne Dale, an engineer from Hawkhurst Road, Maypole, was walking with a friend when he saw unusual objects moving erratically across the sky.

Comment: There were quite a surge of orange lights seen in the skies over the UK around July 28th and 29th. You can read about some of them here, here and here.


US: 60th anniversary of pilots' close encounter

It was 60 years ago Thursday that two well-respected commercial pilots found themselves on a collision course with a torpedo-shaped unidentified flying object. And that extraordinary encounter would influence the Air Force's early investigation of the whole UFO phenomenon.

During the early morning hours of July 24, 1948, pilot Clarence Chiles and co-pilot John Whitted were flying an Eastern Airlines Douglas DC-3 over the city of Montgomery, Ala. Their airliner was cruising at an altitude of about 5,000 feet and the nighttime flight was pretty much uneventful.

But at about 2:45 a.m., Chiles spotted a hazy red cloud, which looked like aircraft exhaust. It was slightly above them and to the front of the DC-3 by about half a mile. Chiles next saw some kind of aircraft and suspected that it was one of the new jet planes being used by the Army. However, the two pilots quickly realized that this object was not a jet plane and it was coming right at them very fast. The strange object barely missed the DC-3 and passed by them on their starboard side at a distance of about 1,000 feet, according to Chiles's report.


UK: Gran sights UFO over New Forest

A Hampshire camper claims to have spotted a UFO that was travelling "faster than a plane" over the New Forest.

Grandmother Jasmine Percy was packing up her tent to leave Ashurst campsite when she spotted an orange oval disc shaped object that appeared to be on fire.


Australian UFO sightings surge

This year could set a record for UFO sightings across Australia as the new X-Files movie sparks renewed interest in extra terrestrial lifeforms. That's according to Diane Harrison, national director of the Australian UFO Research Network, which has recorded more than 50 apparent UFO visits across the country in the past fortnight.

"We usually only get between 10 and 20 reports a week," she told couriermail.com.au.

The release of the X-Files film I Want to Believe is being credited with encouraging the recent surge in UFO reports - which is all the more remarkable as sightings usually dip in the winter months as people spend less time out of doors.


Eyes on the sky: UFOs are real, whether the government admits it or not

The most recent UFO survey of Americans found that about 42 million of us have seen something in the sky that we couldn't identify. UFO researchers generally believe that about 90 percent of sightings can be attributed to natural causes such as meteorites, planets, birds, aircraft, satellites, or the moon shining through clouds. However, the remaining 10 percent of reports cannot be so easily explained away. The most intriguing reports often include close-encounter events (within 500 feet) with multiple witnesses who often are highly respected members of the community, such as police officers and pilots.

By UFOs I mean "flying saucers" or alien crafts.


Canada probes mysterious Arctic blast

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - Reports of a large, smoky explosion that allegedly killed several whales in Canadian Arctic waters is being investigated by the military.

The mystery began July 31 when Inuit hunters at the top of Baffin Island reported the blast, followed by a cloud of black smoke and several dead beached whales, the Canwest News Service reported. Soon after, a member of the aboriginal military reservist Canadian Rangers made a similar report.

The Defense Department said none of its vessels were in the area, although cruise ships, cargo ships and supply vessels use the waters between July and September, the report said.

Evil Rays

US: Couple claim mysterious noise plagues their house

Green Bay, Wisconsin - Bob and Leona Ehrfurth say the noise that's been plaguing them for two years sounds something like a rumbling motor, with a subtle vibration that won't quit. Then it stops - especially when they try to show city officials or acoustic experts what they're hearing.

It's enough to keep 76-year-old Leona from sleeping.

"It's like there's a semi parked right outside with the engine running, but when you look out, there isn't one," she said.

She and her husband, who is 75, have lived in the same house for 42 years. The problem only developed over the last two years.