The Commercialization of Bigfoot: Culture, Consumerism, and Cryptozoology…..
Chris Turner’s Bigfoot Channel Trailer…..
Project Sunshine: A Tale of Body-Snatching…..
The Itinerant Monster…..
Old, Creepy and Dressed in Black…..
‘1984’ is Making Audiences Faint, Vomit and Attack Each Other…..
When Stand-Up Comedians Speak More Truth Than Politicians…..
They Live Sunglasses…..
TIME magazine’s 25 most influential people on the internet…..
Something strange is going on in Round Rock Park in Central Texas, and according to parks and recreational officials, it has to do with something large and hairy, that leaves manlike footprints as it comes and goes at night.
However, if this sounds like the latest “Bigfoot” report coming out of the Lone Star State in the last few years, think again.
A recent report on what’s going on at the park, featured at TCWNews.com, read as follows:
A note to parents, parks and rec officials say this is all in good fun, but they are calling on kids to help them get to the bottom of this mystery.
If kids manage to find evidence of Bigfoot, they are encouraged to take pictures and share them with Round Rock Parks and Recreation.
Similar articles appearing online (like this one) offered vague encouragement for people to participate in the publicity stunt, which appeared to be aimed at drumming up some attention at the park as the summer months approach.
The notion of Bigfoot hunting in this sort of setting being “all in good fun” may sound unfamiliar to some, though it actually represents one of the most popular–and perplexing–cultural aspects of the creature’s alleged existence over the course of the last half-century: the commercialization of Bigfoot.
The Commercialization of Bigfoot: Culture, Consumerism, and Cryptozoology
Lots of people are seriously investigating Bigfoot (and its cousins, such as the Yeti and Yowie) out in the woods and quieter places around the world. Chris Turner is one of them:
For what is perhaps the most shocking example of the way in which human beings were utilized for radiation-related experiments at the height of the Cold War, we have to focus our attention on something called Project Sunshine. There was nothing bright and sunny about this program, however. The history and activities of Project Sunshine collectively serve as perfect examples (and perhaps far more importantly as officially documented examples) of the way in which human beings and bodies were utilized in Cold War radiation and biological tests.
Project Sunshine: A Tale of Body-Snatching
Nick Redfern stops short here but does imply that matters are far worse. Science is an enterprise that is, to be at its best, dispassionate; unfortunately some people involved in some of the work are either already devoid of compassion, or, over time, develop this attitude. It is not difficult to envisage such psychopathic characters, especially those involved in secret government projects (that gauge the durability of humans, both physically and mentally), dispensing with native human empathies and every decency in their one-outcome tests – with live humans. History is replete with such diabolical activities and there is no reason to believe that this is not happening today. ~ Ellis
Good article. Some inviting speculations worth considering in this long-time mystery:
It was back in 1999 that Kurt Burchfiel published an article entitled “Rogue Nessie” for the Strange Magazine espousing the view that the Loch Ness Monster was not a species indigenous to the loch, but a visitor that made its way there as a juvenile growing to the proportions we read about today. Like all theories, it has its pros and cons, but since that article over 17 years ago, little has been said further on the subject.
The Itinerant Monster
Juts a bit of barnet banter:
“the door is still left open for a rouge Nessie”. When someone said that Nessie was made up, I thought they meant the monster is a fiction, not that it wore make-up! A rouge Nessie. Now there’s a thing!…or is just blushing?…and why would anyone leave their door open for it? Has anyone got a door big enough? Right, that’s done that to death. Dunno about you but sometimes typos help to lighten things up when reading about all the darkness constantly coming at us. ~ Ellis
My previous article was on the subject of a disturbing 1977 encounter in California, as reported by a woman named Terry and which involved a very, very old Man in Black. In light of that, I thought this might be a good time to demonstrate to you that such reports are not at all uncommon. While reports of this “oldie” kind are are certainly not teeming in number, there are definitely more than enough on record to suggest they should become a specific sub-category of the overall Men in Black phenomenon, and in much the same way that suggestions have been made that the Shadow people, The Hat-Man, and the Grinning Man should all be categorized in the Men in Black domain. Here’s one such account that stands out as being particularly odd, but relevant, too.
Old, Creepy and Dressed in Black
Which came first – the dystopia or the dystopian play? Does the answer really matter when the people around you in the theater are fainting, screaming, vomiting and breaking into fights that result in arrests? That’s the scene at the Hudson Theater in New York City where the Broadway play 1984, adapted from George Orwell’s dystopian novel, has moved from previews to performances.
“You can stay and watch or you can leave — that’s a perfectly fine reaction to watching someone be tortured. But if this show is the most upsetting part of anyone’s day, they’re not reading the news headlines. Things are much worse than a piece of theater getting under your skin a little bit.”
That’s it for now….later