Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cryptid Giant Salamander in NorCal, Bluff Creek Company Store for Sale?, Yakima Round-Up Writer's Block, and a Tenacious D Sasquatch Diversion

Bigfoot's bLog has had a nasty case of writer's block over the Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up issue. After very lengthy interviews with Tom Yamarone, James Bobo Fay, Scott Herriott, Roger Knights, "Crazy Ian," and M. K. Davis, not to mention some email with David Paulides on the subject, we are frankly exhausted. It is impossible to discuss this topic without stepping on someone's toes, but we shall try, eventually. The subject has evolved into a book concept: Sasquatch Theory, Bigfoot Wars. Ready for a Bluff Creek vacation, perhaps.?

NOTE: Image--Bluff Creek Company store, where Patterson and Gimlin bought supplies in 1967. According to owner, Phil Smith Sr., the old store building and adjacent Bluff Creek Resort with mountain and river acres are going up for sale. Someone in the Bigfoot community should buy this place before the decrepit yet historical Bluff Creek Company Store is demolished! He warns the building is slated for destruction soon. Back behind the store Mr. Smith showed this writer the slab where The Greasy Spoon Restaurant once stood. As you might recall, this is one of the issues that greatly confused Greg Long in his hack-job book, THE MAKING OF BIGFOOT.

NEWS: Recently a cryptid Giant Salamander was spotted in a semi-secret spot (I've been asked not to divulge it at this point) up in the Bluff Creek area. Details will be forthcoming after the expedition. The capture nets are already here at Bigfoot Books!

These creatures are not the smaller, known Pacific Giant Salamander, which grows to little over a foot long. The one seen recently is said to have been about three feet, and they grow over five feet long in Asia. Could this giant species, known to exist in China and Japan, have a variant branch here in Northern California? If Gigantopithecus, Ursus Arctos and Homo Sapiens could make it across the land bridge there is no reason a salamander couldn't have. Check out CRYPTOMUNDO.COM's fine little article on Andrias japonicus and Cryptobranchidae, from which this image is borrowed:

Abominable Snowman and Bigfoot hunter, Tom Slick, searched for these during the time of the Pacific Northwest Expedition up on Bluff Creek, based out of Willow Creek. Loren Coleman's book, CRYPTOZOOLOGY A-Z, has a good entry on the Giant Salamander, too. Personally, I have heard of this animal from local Native Americans, though many have said they thought it once lived up there, but is now extinct. Perhaps not!

Recently a certain friend, Carlos, of Seattle made a funny comment on FaceBook regarding the giant salamander:
"I met one in the [Arcata] community forest we shared some cyanescens and he gave me a ride on his back all the way home as soon as it got dark cool guy not much of a talker though."

This reminded us of a trip we once took with the heavy metal folk group, Tenacious D:
Sasquatch Mushroom TRIP:
(From "The Pick of Destiny")
Also, watch this earlier episode:
(From the original HBO series.)

Here are the LYRICS to perhaps the greatest Bigfoot anthem ever, the Tenacious-D Sasquatch Song:
"There were some scientists
Tryin' to figure out the sasquatch riddle
Then they figured out it was a missing link
In Search of Sasquatch, that was a kick ass In Search Of..
With Leonard Nimoy kicking out the jams Hauwww
He captured imaginations of people all around the globe
His name was sasquatch so I am told
His legend's ancient in the ancient scribe
Of the Indian tribe
Scientists have proven that the sasquatch he is real
Take a look at the plaster cast of his foot now you know he's real
Listen real close to the audio tape not human now you know he's real
Couldn't be a man in gorilla suit no fuckin' way now you know he's real
Real real real-real real real really-real real
Sasquatch (Sasquatch)We know your legend's real
Sasquatch (Sasquatch)We know your love is real
Sasq-oh-uh-eww-ahh-atch (Sasquatch)
You and Tenacious D... are... reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal.

We know this stuff is old, but it still ROCKS!

COMING SOON TO THIS BLOG: The massive new Duane Flatmo "Bigfoot Helps the Community" mural on the new Ace Hardware building here in Willow Creek!

Preliminary sketch of the mural's concept, courtesy of Duane Flatmo.

Even my Subway sandwich is a CRYPTID. Imagine my shock when I went to take a bite and found this face staring back at me! This was at the franchise owned by the "Bigfoot Mecca" Patriot Gas station folks, where one may find a fine Bigfoot mural and statue. It's a crazy world!


  1. Good to see an update of Bigfoot news.

  2. Though when the sandwiches start staring at you, it's time to take a break from the hunt.

  3. I could'nt help but to be shocked to read about the salamander story,ive heard of these to be huge around here where i live,can't remember who told me about them,i think it was somebody i was working with out in the woods,one logging season.thought they where full of shit,they said they where about a 2 feet long.But ive never seen one and i lived hear most all my life,ive just seen small ones.I live 4 miles from where the hwy.101 bigfoot sighting was in 2008,i live right over the hill.interesting?


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