Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Birds Are Falling The Birds Are Falling

After hundreds of crows in Michigan and 13 bald eagles in Maryland, it’s now the residents of Redding, California who are confronted with an enigmatic mass die-off of nearly 100 starlings that suddenly fall from the sky.

The birds were first spotted on Saturday, March 26, 2016, along the I-5 just before the Wonderland Boulevard exit.

This is the first time official biologists hear about a bird die off in the region. And it is often hard to figure out what happened.

Were the birds killed by a passing car or truck? Or were they poisoned? Did they have any sickness?

The birds that weren’t in the roadway didn’t seem to show signs of trauma from crashing into vehicles or being struck. And if they were killed by disease or poison, why they would all be together. very unusual, very rare!

Article by Jason Mansfield as he's mobile chasing oddities.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Arkansas Bigfoot Conference 2016 w/ Lyle Blackburn


Its approaching fast and you will want to be there.  Robert Swain and his APES team are putting on another kickin Conference this year in Vilonia, Arkansas.  Lyle Blackburn is one of many speakers that will be present.

SO WILL WE!!!


Radio Interview on ParaScience Talk Radio

Coming up on April 1st on ParaScience Talk Radio http://parascience.esy.es/  We will be discussing the odd, the weird and the unusual.  From Ghosts to UFO's to Large Bipedal Hairy Hominids... And all things in-between.

Might even discuss some of the film projects we are tied to.  You just never know.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Valley of the Sasquatch - Movie REVIEW


Valley of the Sasquatch is a 2015 American horror film written and directed by John Portanova. It stars Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Jason Vail, David Saucedo, D'Angelo Midili, as a group of hunters who encounter a family of Sasquatches.

After his wife dies, Roger forces his son Michael to go on a hunting trip in rural Washington with a family friend and Roger's brother-in-law. When they reach their cabin, they find it has been broken into and is a mess. Thinking nothing of it, Roger and the others enter the nearby woods, where they encounter a family of hostile Sasquatches.

Another Awesome film with action, special effects and good cinematography.  The story line...i would tweak slightly.. and maybe reduce the excessive F-bombs. (just a personal pet peeve).  But other than that this is yet another excellent film about a Legend that is worth the purchase and you will enjoy.

Article is by Jason Mansfield: Anomalous Environmental Studies Analyst™ found at www.hauntedarkansas.net, Voice Over Artist, Film Maker/ Prop Designer/ Creative Consultant/ Concept Artist at Binary Entertainment www.binaryentertainment.com, Folklorist, Horror Enthusiast, Writer, Squatchologist™, Legend Hunter & Oddity Tripper™ #BlogOfOdd #WhatTheFringe #OddityTrippers

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bigfoot found in Arkansas

Bigfoot found in Arkansas?

This is a photo from a non beliver, a hunter who knows the woods... the hills and valleys of Arkansas. .. and its wildlife.

While out hunting on (non disclosed) military installation in Arkansas he happened upon a odd series of events.  Leading  up to this photo.... as well as tracks being photographed..... we know where but until access is granted cannot share that piece of information.

We do not have all the data in as of yet... but will be forthcoming as soon as we know more details.

Goal...  gain access to the location.

Real?  Hoax? 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Passing of a Legend. Smokey Crabtree

It's with a heavy heart we have to announce that the man that was the source of knowledge to the legend of Fouke.. and key contributor to the movie The Legend of Boggy Creek.. Mr. Smokey Crabtree has passed away.
Stay tuned for a tribute story.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New cryptid? Ozark Howler? Or Hoax

Forgive me as I am mobile and relying on apps to write on a device almost to small for these fat fingers.
For years I've heard of a legend different than most.  Loud wailing cries in the night... unique yet terrifying.  Rumored to be a Chimera if you will.. a blending of creatures.
I have personally for many years been following reports of and searching for this elusive Cryptid.
I even aided Syfy channels Haunted Highway TV show when they came to this region.
What were they seeking you ask. The elusive Ozark Howler sometimes referred to as the Black Howler.
A blending of features if you will, that of a bear, a cat, and a goat.  With a howl that resembles an elks bugle and that of a howling wolf... hence the Ozark Howler.
Reports range from Arkansas into Missouri,  Oklahoma, Texas and even the edge of Tennessee.
New reports today of a sighting suggesting it to be the Howler.  But more than just a report... but Photos... and sadly on this app until I reache the office..  you will have to suffer with one photo....
Now the photo in this story.... does not match the reports of the Howler.
And before you professional armchair cryptozoologic experts chime in... the original actual Howler reports predate the supposed internet hoax that is constantly brought up.... how do I know... im 43 and have heard the legend mentioned off and on since I was 10.  So since I've been aware of it since 1982 in our close communities it predates AOL and Navigator by quite a few years.
So... what is this elusive creature in the photograph?  A baby howler?   A Jackalopes cousin?
We're reaching out to the photographer for locations. ... as our treks for Odd never cease....
Ok back to the road for now... watch for follow ups.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Something in the Woods On Sale Now

It's finally ready for release.  Head on over to www.sitwmovie.com

Grab a copy of this epic Bigfoot film.   Inspired by true events. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Something in the Woods - Movie REVIEW

     Hollywood has run out of original content, it's that or the production studios are tired of taking risks on people with no names.  So we get mediocre content, or worse... a reboot to a classic that should be left well enough alone.... Seriously we needed to remake Poltergeist?... I think not.

That is.....UNTIL NOW! Along comes Something in the Woods.  Thank goodness for Indie Film Makers!

     Rare these days are movies with heart, with passion and most of all original content.  That is about to change.  Recently I met up with the Directors of Something in the Woods as they let us have a sneak peek at their film. I can sum it up in one word... WOW!

     A blending of real life reports, great story telling, throw in some action and suspense and you roll it all into a Family Friendly movie...... ABSOLUTELY EPIC!

     The plot is inspired by the true story known as The Cowman Of Copalis Beach, about a Bigfoot sighting in the town of Copalis Beach, Washington in the 1960's.


     The creature was dubbed "cowman" because the boy who first came across this Sasquatch described him as "hairy and stinky like the cows," as he was caught in a barbed wire fence.


The story follows the Hartman family and their dealings with a legendary creature when it begins coming around their farm house deep in the woods in the late 1960's. The movie follows the frightening and surreal occurrences at the farm that drive a family away from their home.



 
 These occurrences have never been explained and are still talked about by the locals and around the campfire. After these strange and scary things happen at John Hartman's small family farm, there is only one thing to do, stand his ground against something that the rest of the world says doesn't exist... until he realizes that nothing is more important than the safety of his family.




David Ford and Tony Gibson make their directorial debuts with the film along with Stuart Miller Executive producer.  David Ford also stars as John Hartman, alongside Angela Harger, Kayden Grisham, Mike L. Hall, Jon Bonzor, Terry Milam, Stuart Miller, Ray Watters, Dashiell Smith, Travis Driver,Tony Gibson, John Jones and Anthony Powell

The film was funded solely through sponsors and donations.



Check out the trailer here and help support this cast and crew by pre ordering your DVD now.

The team is currently out in California now seeking a Distribution Contract.  Watch the Trailer, and use your social media with the hash tags #SITWMovie #BlogOfOdd   Lets get the word out that this film..........is a MUST SEE.


The staff here give Something in the Woods a rating....... A 5 Probe Rating!

visit www.sitwmovie.com for more information about the cast and crew









Article is by Jason Mansfield: Anomalous Environmental Studies Analyst™ found at www.hauntedarkansas.net, Voice Over Artist, Film Maker/ Prop Designer/ Creative Consultant/ Concept Artist at Binary Entertainment www.binaryentertainment.com, Folklorist, Horror Enthusiast, Writer, Squatchologist™, Legend Hunter & Oddity Tripper™ #BlogOfOdd #WhatTheFringe #OddityTrippers

Monday, October 5, 2015

Boggy Creek Festival 2015

The Boggy Creek Festival is an annual community event held in Fouke, Arkansas. The purpose of the event is to bring together the local community and to share information about the sasquatch-like creature that has been sighted in the area for over a century. The festival features local arts and crafts, music, entertainment, food vendors, and presentations by some of the top bigfoot researchers and authors in the field.

Loren Coleman

Chester Moore

Lyle Blackburn

Robert Robinson

Dana Holyfield