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North American Saucer-Like SASQUATCH Object in the Sky HOWLS!!!

Can these myths and mysteries be solved?

Myths & Mysteries





North American Sasquatch

Bigfoot and Evidence
Bigfoot is usually described as a tall, hairy, apelike creature that resides away from humans in wooded regions or mountains. Sasquash is the name Native Americans give for Bigfoot. In other countries like Nepal and Tibet, they call him the Yeti or the abominable snowman. The names are various but they refer to the same creature. Bigfoot has been spotted around the world. Hunters, campers and hikers are often the ones to report Bigfoot sightings. Bigfoot is anywhere from 6 to 10 feet tall, weighs as much as 800 pounds and has footprints over 43 cm long. Bigfoot evidence can be broken down into four general types: eyewitnesses sightings, footprints, recordings and somatic samples (hair, blood, etc.).

Bigfoot as it appears in the video made by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin in 1967.

Ohio Howl
Some people swear that an audio recording known as the Ohio Howl presents evidence that Bigfoot is real. A barking dog is heard in the recording and then a siren-like moan is audible. Chester Moore Jr., a field researcher being one of the most widely recognized outdoors journalists in the United States and the author of Bigfoot South, believes that the recordings made in Ohio are authentic. He is the expert interviewed in the video Myths and Mysteries for these recordings. His father described his Bigfoot sighting of more than ten years ago. He said he and some friends were in a pickup truck when

they saw a Bigfoot about 70 meters away. Hundreds of sightings have been reported in Canada and the United States.

A hoax?
There have already been Bigfoot sightings for hundreds of year. Most scientists do not take into account the existence of Bigfoot and some supposed footprints of the animal are known to be hoaxes. In 1967, two men named Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin captured a Bigfoot on video and progressively more men and women have had sightings of their own.





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indicate a creature resembling the plesiosaur. The plesiosaur was a large ancient marine reptile, with a long neck and tiny head, with flippers for propulsion.

Gordon Holmes Interviewed

In 2007, British amateur scientist Gordon Holmes has captured what Loch Ness Monster watchers say is among the finest footage ever taken of Nessie. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this jet black thing, about 15 meters long, moving fairly fast in the water, said Mr. Holmes. Gordon Holmes is interviewed in the video Myths and Mysteries. The BBC Scotland aired the video on its main news program.

Dark streaks or "windrows" caused by localised turbulent air interacting with the water surface.

Local Economy Impact

A sequence from Mr. Holmess video of what he believes to be the Loch Ness Monster.

Nessie of Inverness

The said to live in Loch Ness, a large lake in Scotland near the city of Inverness. Nessie is generally considered a lake monster. Rumours of a monster or an animal living in the loch have been circulating for at least several centuries, although to date there has been no convincing evidence to that effect. Most accounts of the monster's appearance

PLACE PHOTO HERE, Loch Ness Monster is a creature OTHERWISE DELETE BOX

Indeed, theories as to the exact nature of the Loch Ness Monster sightings are varied: misidentifications of seals, fish and unusual wave patterns have all been proposed. Moreover, a recent theory advances that the monster is actually nothing more than bubbling in the water caused by volcanic activity at the bottom of the loch. Regardless of whether anything is actually in the loch, the Loch Ness Monster has some significance for the local economy. Dozens of hotels and boating tours operators owe part of their livelihood to this monster. Therefore, the legend is likely to endure for quite some time.





Saucer-like Object in the Sky

Unidentified Flying Object An unidentified flying object, or UFO, is anything in the sky that cannot be explained by the person who sees it. Some people think that UFOs are alien spaceships. The name flying saucer comes from the fact that most UFOs are said to be saucer-like in shape but then there are many other shapes reported as well, such as balls or triangles. Many people across the world claim to have seen UFOs.

M. Ramey, Commanding General of 8th Airforce, and M. Dubose, 8th Airforce Chief of Staff, identify metallic fragments found by a farmer near Roswell, New Mexico, as pieces of a weather balloon

Aliens are Found and Kept

The biggest mystery related to UFOs is probably the Roswell incident, a recovery of debris from an object which crashed near Roswell, New Mexico (USA), in June 1947. Rumours of flying saucers and alien bodies being found and kept in the United States have been circulating ever since. Most research say that the mysterious unidentified objects could be anything from light flashes, bright stars to meteors, or even unusual looking clouds. THIS RACE IS CONSTANTLY CHECKING ON HOW THEIR EXPERIMENT IS DOING. His first visual sighting happened in 1969 while he was flying over Thailand with friend. Suddenly, they saw two full moons just above, side-by-side. Then, the moon on the right rotated and just disappeared. Mr. Mattson also believes that humans were brought on planet Earth by extraterrestrial beings. During an interview with Tony Rullan, he confessed that human beings were genetically altered by some extra-terrestrial race and this race is constantly checking on how their experiment is doing. Tony Rullan, a researcher, enthusiastically believes in the existence of UFOs.

Genetically Altered
Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Mattson, the U.S. Air Force missile expert interviewed in the video Myths and Mysteries, believes that the UFO phenomena are real and that we are being visited by creatures or beings from another planet or another world.

Word Bank
North American Sasquatch
Sightings Act of observing Howl Hoax To cry out loudly (like a wolf) To trick into believing (play a joke)

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Livelihood A way of making money in order to live Misidentification Identify incorrectly Inhabitants A person or animal that lives in a particular place

Saucer-Like Object in the Sky

Saucer-Like Altered Spaceship Small round dish To change or modify Vehicle that is used for travel in outer space