Bigfooters and Good Vibrations

For the past three years the Fathom Frontiers and I have put on an event we like to call Bigfoot Adventure Weekends. We sign up a bunch of newbies and invite our former attendees for a weekend of Bigfoot Research training.
Each year we have new families and new people and it really has been a very memorable experience for all.

In 2014 we met Hayden Brooks. His mom registered him in December for his Christmas present.
After emailing her several times she revealed that Hayden had Williams Syndrome…she asked if that would be a problem. I discussed this with my partners Alan and Jesse and we decided we were ok with it.

The day arrives and we greet our guests. Hayden took to Momma Bigfoot, Alan and Jesse like we were life long friends.

I entertained the kids as often as I could while Alan and Jesse took care of the adults. Everyone had such a good time.
But Hayden wanted all of our attention. He made us laugh, we took care of his pricker cuts,
and we entertained him and the boys.
We really brought him under our wing and gave him a lot of attention. By the end of the weekend, we were totally in touch with all of our attendees, especially Hayden.

This past week Alan and I had the opportunity to hook up with the cast of Finding Bigfoot. We told Ranae about Hayden. Walter Tippie had brought a Bigfoot footprint cast that he wanted the cast to sign and give to Hayden.
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Walter and Alan managed to get the whole cast to sign the print.

Then Ranae said, “I want to meet Hayden”.
I phoned Hayden’s mom Kelly and told her we need to work on making this happen. She was in tears.
Today, Hayden met Cliff, Bobo and Ranae. Ranae and the gang came through for our little guy.bobo and haydenhayden and ranae

September 1, 2014Permalink

‘Cryptozoology Anthology’ Exclusive News Release!

It is with great pleasure that I announce to you the release of a new series of books focusing on showcasing some of the most influential, rarely (if ever) seen stories & articles that appeared in magazines (specifically, so-called Men’s Adventure Magazines, such as Saga, Argosy, MEN, etc.), and a look at how they influenced the field of cryptozoology, including looks at seminal pieces about Bigfoot, Yeti, Loch Ness and other ‘monsters’ of crypto lore and research!
The Cryptozoology Anthology
‘Cryptozoology Anthology’ is co-edited by none other than Dave Coleman, Bob Deis & Wyatt Doyle.
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‘The Cryptozoology Anthology’ is set for Autumn 2014 publication date from New Texture and their series The Men’s Adventure Library.

About Bob Deis: In his younger days, Robert Deis explored various options for making a living. Among other things, he worked as a teacher, an artist, a musician, a logger in the Maine woods, a magazine writer and a state government bureaucrat. Eventually (by accident rather than design) he fell into a long-lasting career as a political consultant. Nowadays, he blogs and writes about things that interest him, such as famous quotations and men’s adventure magazines. Bob grew up in the decades when men’s adventure magazines were flourishing, but he didn’t take much notice of them until he read the 2004 book Men’s Adventure Magazines , which features the amazing art and magazine collection of Rich Oberg. That inspired him to start collecting and studying men’s adventure magazines. In 2009, he created the MensPulpMags.com blog. Through that, he met other fans of the genre, including Rich Oberg, Wyatt Doyle and Josh Alan Friedman, who all agree that what the world needs now is greater exposure to the wild, weird world of men’s adventure pulp fiction and pulp art. Bob now lives on a small island in the Florida Keys with his wife Barbara Jo, who graciously tolerates his messy stacks of musty magazines.

About Dave Coleman: Dave Coleman has written screenplays for such studios as Universal, Sony, and DEG,and Hollywood talent such as Michael Douglas, Phil Noyce, Dan Curtis, Dino De Laurentiis, Irv Kershner, and many others. He has also previously worked as a story analyst for New World, London Films, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, and The New Twilight Zone t.v. series.
Prior to the start of his professional career, Coleman attended the University of Southern California, where he received a BFA in Filmic Writing. His instructors and mentors included T.C. Boyle, André de Toth, Stewart Stern, and Abraham Polonsky. He also interned on the feature film At Close Range during this time with director James Foley.
As an early Internet enthusiast, Coleman created Kudzu New Media, a website design firm, designing and hosting some of the earliest internet-supported studio movies such as Adrian Lyne’s Lolita, Tim Roth’s The War Room, Samuel Goldwyn’s Desert Blue, and many others. He also created Bijou Cafe.com, one of the first independent videostreaming websites, and wrote a majority of the site’s in-depth cult film reviews. The critical success cited by WIRED, ABC World News, RedFilter, US News & World Report, and many others lead to the successful creation of BijouFlix Releasing, which has released independent and classic cult movies worldwide since 1998.
Coleman’s latest non-fiction work, ‘The Bipolar Express: Manic Depression and the Movies’ is now available from Scarecrow Press. A look at the intertwined history of movies and mental illness, it features in-depth examinations of the films and filmmakers who have overcome and channeled their bipolar disorder into their creative output. His previous reference book ‘The Bigfoot Filmography’ was published by McFarland in 2012. An in-depth survey of Cine du Sasquatch, the book includes reviews of every Bigfoot t.v. and movie, rare photos and poster reproductions, and interviews with key filmmakers in the genre.

About Wyatt Doyle: A founding contributor to the NewTexture.com website, Wyatt Doyle is the author of STOP REQUESTED, illustrated by Stanley J. Zappa.
He is co-editor and designer of the WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH! anthology, which includes contributions by Harlan Ellison, Bruce Jay Friedman, Lawrence Block and Mario Puzo. He followed WEASELS with HE-MEN, BAG MEN & NYMPHOS, a collection of vintage pulp fiction by Walter Kaylin.
Editor and designer of most New Texture releases (and Josh Alan Friedman’s BLACK CRACKER for his own imprint), his original screenplay with Jason Cuadrado, I’M HERE FOR YOU, has been filmed as DEVIL MAY CALL.
I NEED REAL TUXEDO AND A TOP HAT!, a collection of his photographs and stories, is forthcoming from New Texture.
He lives in Los Angeles.

August 7, 2014Permalink

Willow Creek-The Movie

“From celebrated Director Bobcat Goldthwait comes this edge of your seat horror that will make you think twice before going into the woods!”


Here is a review from my friend Kevin Byrd-
“I saw “Willow Creek” today in a movie theater in Columbus, where it is playing a very limited engagement. I thought the film was quite good, and would probably be of great interest to those who follow your page. Much of the film takes place in the town of Willow Creek, CA, and shows various points of interest in the area, well known to many of us. And our good friend Tom Yamarone makes a prominent cameo appearance in the film as well. Overall, I would give this film a score of 8 on a scale of 10. Although Bigfoot does not make an on camera appearance, the movie is well done and is very tense and dramatic. Suffice it to say that when the DVD of this movie comes out, I will definitely add if it to my collection. In the meantime, I would suggest that you catch it in a movie theater in your area if you can.”

July 10, 2014Permalink