Wednesday, May 25, 2016

NC Cryptid Museum Reveals Small Town’s Rising Sasquatch Activity


This is a guest article from Alex Dunbar over at bigfootbase.com, a great bigfoot site with some really good articles. If you haven't checked it out yet, I highly suggest you do.

Joining the ranks of paranormal-heavy small towns and Bigfoot bergs’ like Point Pleasant WV, Honobia OK, and Remer MN, arrives Littleton, NC. One local man in this North Carolina/Virginia border community seems to be at the nexus of the unusual activity. He has finally experienced enough oddness to actually open a commemorative cryptozoological/paranormal museum… in his own haunted house.

Years ago, Stephen Barcelo began to notice that his small border town of 674 people was a hotbed for paranormal activity. He was already privy to the calls of the esoteric as a former New York photographer/videographer. Barcelo always took passionate interest in travelling throughout the region covering witnesses of mysterious events- including Bigfoot activity. Now, it appeared, the strange came to him. And he began to collect it little by little.

Barcelo, ever the magnet for strangeness, lives in a haunted house. Built sometime in the 1850s his three-story abode on an old colonial carriage-way features spectral lights, inexplicable object movement, and a whole lot of ghostly chatter. Despite operating in just the living room, Barcelo boasts an impressive collection that paints an intriguing picture of Littleton as something of a “Twilight Zone.” His gallery features Sasquatch footprint casts and hair samples, supernatural photos from around town (and his home), haunted dolls, local lake monster evidence, and- just for fun- a jackalope & a feejee mermaid.

Barcelo has become the unofficial sage of strange in Littleton. His museum even acts as a bit of a confessional booth for Bigfoot sightings. Though he has never definitively observed the cryptid, Barcelo has found compelling tracks in the area, specifically a few miles down State Route 4 in Medoc Mountain State park. He knows that there is something ape-like roaming the wilderness, and offers his museum as a place where witnesses can speak candidly of their experience without fear of ridicule.

Luckily for Barcelo, the action seems to be ramping up. At the moment Littleton is swamped with Bigfoot-like activity. In January 2016, Barcelo responded to a call within walking distance of his museum. A woman observed a "large upright black bigfoot creature with long black hair" thrashing branches on the game trail behind her home. ¹ Though no footprints were collected, broken tree limbs eight-feet in the air were observed. In the spring of 2016, another neighbor within a few blocks reported a hairy seven-foot shadow that swished past her kitchen window. Upon investigation, Barcelo discovered a massive footprint about the size of a snowshoe. One more print for the collection. One more note to help explain poached garbage bins and strewn trash bags throughout Littleton.

Has Barcelo opened a shrine to the arcane upon the doorway to hell? Has the devil come to Littleton? Probably not, but Barcelo’s collection grows every day. Keep an eye on this sleepy town, as his museum will no doubt expand a lot further than the living room. -- AJ

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    1. I'm not the one looking for a scoffing internet community for a sense of belonging.

      Hope your self esteem gets a lift soon.

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    2. Im not the one desperately seeking an alternate reality because you cant see how incredible and diverse the real world is. Feel sorry for you.

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    3. Reality is, there is repeatable scientific evidence for something with the widely reported anatomy that Sasquatch has.

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    4. It's why you're so butthurt and angry, remember?

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    5. ^ embittered old man reverting to 3rd childhood

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    6. The only butthurt one is you, Joe. No one can doubt bigfoots existence without an agenda in your view. You refuse to accept that the evidence for bigfoot is lacking. Anyone who doubts the origin of the evidence must have some sort of agenda such as fear or dogma, etc. This works for you because it allows you, in your feeble mind, to position the doubter as an opponent that must be attacked. Without this forced adversity, you would have no purpose in life.

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    7. Donald... You ain't nothing but a troll. That has genuine psychologists giving you a diagnosis.

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    8. No, Joe. That is merely you reaching for something to attach to those that disagree with you. No one can disagree with you without being a troll.

      Genuine psychologist giving me a diagnosis? Uhm,ok. When did I meet with this professional and when was the diagnosis provided? Or is this just you doing your armchair Internet psychology?

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    9. Nargh! You're a troll. You troll loads, you defend trolls, you have the same views as trolls and you appear to have the same emotional issues as trolls.

      You're a troll.

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    10. Go take a look on the Internet, Donald... There's a good amount on the psychology of a troll.

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    11. ^Engages in ad hominem attacks to change the subject from the lack of evidence.

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    12. What views do I share with trolls? Where have I ever defended offensive behavior from anyone here?

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    13. I'm sorry... Would you like some evidence? Nobody was discussing it on this thread of comments. You do know what ad hominem means now, do you Stuey?

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    14. Donald... You have such a short (selective) memory, don't you? You ain't nothing but a troll.

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    15. Oh I understand, when someone remarks on your psychological motivation for having an interest in a fringe subject, it's an ad hominem attack, but when you allege that Dmaker is a troll and has a psychological condition, it's not an ad hominem attack. Nice double standard you have there. Now you can go ahead and copy and paste something from Wikipedia about ad hominem arguments.

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    16. Should Donald be addressing the subject and I resort to questioning his character as opposed to addressing his points... Then your drivel will apply.

      Stuey, you really are just a big useless n*t shiner, aren't you?

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    17. ^Getting a little "angwy"!

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    18. sometimes reptilian humanoids looking like BIGFOOTS so you thinking that's a Bigfoot but its really a reptilian humanoid

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    19. If Bigfoots are multiplying they need to be kulled and removed from among human populations.
      Good thing they are not real. :)

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    20. Trump hits out at 'thugs flying the Mexican flag' after his rally in Albuquerque erupts in violence: Riot police are injured in fierce clashes with protesters setting fires on the streets .......
      GAME ON mexicuns

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    21. NEWS FLASH
      Donald is a troll and a very nasty , miserable one at that. when he's not posting as Dmaker he will come on here and post nastier things as an anon then pretend he's innocent . Nice try Donald but your acute psychosis is quite transparent even when you post as anon.
      Chip, chip, keep it up by trying to foll the others, you're not fooling me at all mate

      Rule Britannia !

      Joe

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    22. ^^Exactly!!^^ I imagine it takes a special kind of mental disorder.

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    23. Bernie's revenge: Now even Clinton supporters are talking about dumping DNC boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz in bid to unify the party ....
      excellent

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    24. Okay Joe, I'll try to follow the rules that you've established. You and others can engage in whatever childish name calling you want (see the previous few comments) because you copied and pasted a bunch of crap evidence. But others are not allowed to point out possible psychological causes for your interest in a fringe topic because you refuse to consider anything that debunks your belief. That seems perfectly reasonable!

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    25. Dmaker- did you accidentally go anon above or was it on purpose this time?

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    26. sometimes they looking like something but its really something totally different

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    27. ad hominem
      ad ˈhɒmɪnɛm/
      adverb & adjective
      1.
      (of an argument or reaction) directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining.
      "an ad hominem response"
      2.
      relating to or associated with a particular person.
      "the office was created ad hominem for Fenton"

      ... So where are your points that have "debunked my belief"? It's cringeworthy plodding through your embarrassing comments.

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  2. Breaking news:

    A grand total of zero bigfoots were discovered yesterday. That brings the grand total up to a whopping zero.

    Great work everyone!!!

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    1. Zero found. Zero caught. Zero in existence. Zero evidence.

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    2. Zero methods of explaining away the one thing that makes you so sore...

      The evidence.

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    3. Is it just a coincidence that the evidence available ALWAYS falls short of the standard required for species verification?

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    4. Only when the preconceived notion of what "species" is being tested for is the issue.

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    5. ^ Gorrr futt me m8 , futt me.

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    6. Whut youd bein asain caws it anit makin a lick of sense
      No Sir

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  3. Got magical sfx defying loch ness monster suit? Unless you can produce the loch ness monster suit then the loch ness monster is the real deal!!! Sightings and oral traditions going back centuries! Underwater sonar detections!!

    Got loch ness monster suit?

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    1. I'm sorry... But there is no footage of Nessie that is being endorsed as scienific evidence by scientists.

      Try to stay on track, old boy.

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    2. If you want to discount 100s of years of oral traditions of nessie then you have to also discount those same traditions that you so love to use for bigfoot. Otherwise you would be a hypocrite.

      You walked right into that one. Too easy.

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    3. Not when there is physical, biological, audio, video and thermal evidence to support the native oral histories in regards to Sasquatch.

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    4. No no boy. Any piece of evidence should be able to stand on its own. If oral traditions cannot stand on its own merits which according to you it cant, then you cant just throw it in with something else to try to make it work. Very very poor methodology.

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    5. Eh? I'm sorry, I'm cringing responding to this but here goes... Having actual repeatable scientific evidence to support cultural anecdotes is not my problem... It's yours. If a culture reports a large hairy ancient human for thousands of years, and should a modern culture do the same and be able to present physical evidence for such reports... This has no negative bearing what so ever on the matter. It in fact is what is required by the standards of science.

      Please don't embarrass yourself that badly again, you're with adults now.

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    6. Iktomi "say's" sasquatch are cro magnon (caucasian)????
      Kinda throws a "TURD" in the sykes ..Zana hypothesis ..

      cro magnon = 38,000 yrbp
      Zana= 100,000+yrbp. ??

      GO Back to school joe!
      AC collins

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    7. Sorry Mr Collins... I've always been careful not to outright label Sasquatch as Cro-Magnon, and only ever used it as an example to demonstrate how a hominid can have morphological and anatomical differences yet share our DNA... But the Zana results might set back the previously accepted timeline for Cro-Magnon back many thousands of years. We'll have to find out.

      Back to your cheap booze Collins!

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    8. Cro magnon are "white boys"??

      O snap "yo"!

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    9. Stewart learns something new daily.

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    10. Iktomi has a Master's degree in Cut and Paste.

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    11. "The Evidence is out there!!!" shouted the deranged footer, as mainstream primatologists, archaeologists, and biologists went back to working on real research while inbred neckbeards drunklenly stumble through the forests looking through bigfoot.

      Here's another piece of evidence: despite all the "evidence" footers claim to have, mainstream scientists, those with experience and training, ignorce, denounce, or dismiss it. This, despite the enormous professional and personal accolades it would bring to any researcher who discovers bigfoot.

      This is also strong evidence, and the burden is on footers to explain why those with the most scientific training don't take this evidence seriously.

      Also, I'll give a cookie to the first footer who responds with ten hyperlinks to some fringe crypto-blog that explains the conspiracy against bigfoot research. Bring it on!

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    12. "The evidence is not there because scientists who have not studied it say it isn't."
      ... Great logic, Einstein. It might be news to you, but the people who are optimistic about the existence of this creature account for the very best in their respected fields.

      The burden of proof falls upon the claimant; and the more extraordinary a claim, the heavier is the burden of proof demanded. Your extraordinary claim is that there is nothing to thousands of years of cultural and contemporary reports, that have physical evidence to support. If a critic asserts that there is evidence for disproof, he is making a claim and therefore also has to bear a burden of proof.

      It's really odd... But while you run around angrily making allegations about the conspiracies of others, I can never get you to explain the conspiracy you adhere to? You know, the culture hopping secret society of gorilla suit wearing conspirators all out to get your money? These people, though finding each others customs undesirable, and spanning from a time when they didn't even know what an ape looked like, have in fact managed to cheat the best experts with fake biological species traits that span decades and States, in lottery win fashion too.

      ... Why is it so hard to get you to provide substance to such a massive conspiracy?

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    13. I didn't realize that the best and brightest in these fields are doing bigfoot research. Could you send me a webpage for someone at, say, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, or Caltech who is familiar with the overwhelming evidence of bigfoot and has vouched for it in a way that has been credibly verified via peer review?

      Thanks a lot!

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    14. I can direct you to an online journal with experts and accompanying affiliations such as John Bindernagel PhD Courtenay BC Canada, Colin Groves PhD Australian National University Canberra Australia, Chris Loether PhD Idaho Sate University Pocatello ID, Jeffrey McNeely PhD Chief Scientist IUCN - World Conservation Union Gland Switzerland, Lyn Miles PhD University of Tennessee Chattanooga, John Mionczynski Wildlife Consultant Atlantic City WY, Anna Nekaris PhD Oxford Brooks University Oxford England, Ian Redmond OBE Conservation Consultant Manchester England, Esteban Sarmiento PhD Human Evolution Foundation East Brunswick NJ, Zhoua Guoxing PhD Beijing Museum of Natural History Beijing China... Other notables would be Jane Goodall, John Napier, George Schaller, Russell Mitterneier, Daris Swindler.

      Peer review? Huh?? For someone who's so apprehensive about unreliable sources, why would you trust anything that comes from a process like that?

      https://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/09/nobel-winner-boycott-science-journals

      http://www.iflscience.com/technology/journal-accepts-paper-reading-get-me-your-fucking-mailing-list

      Here is a paper Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Society of Medicine Press...
      Peer review: a flawed process at the heart of science and journals by Richard Smith;
      "Conclusion
      So peer review is a flawed process, full of easily identified defects with little evidence that it works. Nevertheless, it is likely to remain central to science and journals because there is no obvious alternative, and scientists and editors have a continuing belief in peer review. How odd that science should be rooted in belief."
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1420798/

      ... Now how about that conspiracy for once?? So many questions, not enough answers forthcoming??

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    15. ^ Conspiracy theory mentality ... a paranoid delusional berk averse to thinking rationally.

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    16. -... .. --. ..-. --- --- -
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  4. I'd like to see someone actually prove to the world that sasquatches exist.

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    1. ^ this was voiced 50+ years ago and will be voiced again in 50 years time

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    2. Palms firmly together, looking to the heavens. ^

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    3. ^ still looking to the heavens after all these years - yet his prayers have still not been answered.

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    4. Wow... You really are incapable of an original thought, aren't you?

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    5. Hahaha! All I see left of ol Stu is a scorched crater.

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    6. I'd fancy having a go at the scorched crater inside your knickers mate !

      Joe

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    7. Fake Joe- why don't you go to the ISF forums. you'll find plenty of other twisted folks who would be willing participants in whatever kinky play you have in mind

      Joe

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    8. It's creepy how the ISF'ers hang out here all day and night suckling on the teats of Joe and Iktomi. The ISF'ers must be desperate and lonely losers.

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    9. Ok so sucking teats is kind of creepy.

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  5. FFS! http://nypost.com/2016/05/24/unicorns-are-just-the-first-of-many-fictional-creatures-that-are-probably-real/ FFS!

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  6. It's odd how Bigfoot is the only fringe topic where its "skeptics" are more demented and obsessed than its "believers".

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    1. ^ You must be very immature to believe that statement.

      Or and old fool.

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    2. Make your mind up son, you're a mess.

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    3. I love watching Iktomi give the ISF footers their daily spanking here. Keep up the good work Iktomi !

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    4. Would you fancy "blessing" me mate ?

      Joe

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    5. All you get is a kick in the snicket.

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  7. None found. None photographed. None on video. No real sounds, artificial footprints. Unreliable reports by those seeking their 15 minutes of fame.
    Not scientific in any way.


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    1. Trapper Team Leader from Mountain Monsters a expert in Bigfoots would have a different point of view on Bigfoots he hunted them for years

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