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Friday, March 16, 2012

Freaky Friday: Bigfoot, Americas Primate.

So, welcome back to Freaky Friday. Two week's ago I covered the big meany of Jova, the Ahool. But today I'm going to be covering something I think we've ALL at least heard of. Yup, the big tree hugger of the world (no not smokey the bear, or my mom) Bigfoot!

Bigfoot is one of the most well known cryptids in the entire world. He has many names (I'm not gonna name all of them!) such as: Ts'emekwes, Stiyaha (Sounds like a guy saying stay, YAHA!),
Kwi-Kwiyai, Sasquatch, Florida's Skunk Bear (I've seen him!!!), and Yeti. He's said to be 5-10 ft tall, depending on where it is. All descriptions are usually of a large, muscular ape-like man with a large head,long arms, black eyes, big feet (hence his name) and blackish brown or dark red fur, except for the Yeti, he's usually white.

Bigfoot is said to be usually a calm, friendly, minding-his-own-business kinda creature (I'll be telling you about his meaner cousins later in the alphabet..) however that doesn't mean you should just walk up and say hi! I mean, we're talking about a 500-700 pound fluffy tank here! It's probably best to avoid him, like he does (pretty dang well) with us. There are SOME stories of Bigfoot...killing people, such as this one I'm about to tell you:

Long ago, probably long before you were born, Teddy "Bear Roosevelt" was president of the United States of America. One day, him and his friends went out on a hunting trip when they noticed a horrible smell nearby (one of the only way's to tell if Bigfoot is nearby) but they didn't think much of it. They had probably never even heard of Bigfoot before! So they went on on their hunting trip, then they noticed a loud moan, and it was close. A few moments later a Bigfoot sprung out of the bushes and ran right at one of Teddy's friends! He completely mauled the man to death before someone fired a gun at it, forcing it to run away. Teddy,or someone, described it "About 8 ft tall and dark brown fur."

So, I guess Bigfoot ain't to be completely toyed with after all. Next time you see a big hairy creature walking up to you, you have no food and it's NOT your husband, your best chance is to curle up in a ball. DO NOT RUN, a Bigfoot is like a bear, they are much faster then they look.

Bigfoot is said to be omnivorous, meaning he feeds on plants and meat. Cryptozoologists know he might feed on root's, herbs,and berries. What meat he eats is not completely known. Squirrels? Birds? Chicken nuggets with Ronald Mc. Donald? (See up top.) We may never know.

Bigfoot sightings have been seen all over the globe, except Antartica, and has become a world wide phenomenon over the past few decades. Bigfoot use to be an actual species you know! Known as Gigantopithecus, it was the largest species of ape ever to walk the Earth. They all used to live in Asia, but the Russian's possibly hunted them to near extinction, so some headed towards the mountains (Possibly giving rise to the legend of the Yeti) and some were said to cross the land bridge that separates Alaska from Russia, then making their way down into the not-yet-found United States. It is possible they went into hiding here because the Indian's also hunted them. So they retreated to the woods, giving rise to the calm Bigfoot, and the highly aggressive Southern Sasquatch, which is said to attack and kill people for no reason. Maybe that's what Teddy Roosevelt saw...

That's my report on Bigfoot, Americas Primate. I got the info from and my own info, and the pictures from Next week I will be covering the letter C.
The End.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Terrific Tuesday: The Green Jay Butterfly

Wow, many new things have been coming to my blog lately. First Musical Monday (which will be continuing this summer), then Freaky Friday (I apologize for not doing B last Friday, we had to go shopping..) and now Terrific Tuesday; which will be about the butterflies I took pictures of at the Butterfly Museum...This is gonna be a loooong special, considering I took pictures of like 350 different butterflies!
Anyway, today is my first post (Not going in alphabetical order), the Green Jay Butterfly, aka Graphium Agamemnon.

The Green Jay Butterfly in most commonly found scattered across Australia and Asia in forest areas, or where there's flowers like your Australian/Asian garden (if you live in either of those country's). Did you know this butterfly has the same name as a type of bird way up in the Northern USA? Mhm, the Green Jay. -Back to the butterfly! They are small, about one inch high, brownish black, and have green spots all over their body. I don't know how to tell male from female (I'm new to butterflies! Mom just walked up and said "This is what your gonna be doing" and I'm like "Ohhk")...

The main plant these butterflies feed from is known as the Mast Tree, a type of evergreen tree (meaning it doesn't shed its leaves) which many of them gather in one place to feed off of...what on tree I'm not sure. Sorry!... The butterfly gets its name from an old Roman king named Agamemnon. He was a good king but, supposedly, he was cursed and died a few days later.

That's my report on the Green Jay Butterfly. I got my info from the and the picture from my-moms own camera. The End.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Freaky Friday: Meet Ahool

OK, so today I'm going to do something a little different. I have decided to share some of my info on cryptids and legendary creatures with my viewers, and I'm going to do it from A to Z. Note: if you have a child who usually reads this blog with you, please know that some of these creatures are pretty creepy and may scare a child. So today, for the letter A, I'm going to tell you about the Indonesian entity, the Ahool.

The Ahool is said to be described as 3 forms: (1) A flying ape, (2) a living pterosaur, or (3) a giant flying bat (If the picture up top didn't already give you that idea). This creature gets its name from the eery sound its said to make at night, going something like a howler monkey and a wolf. AhooOOOOool. If you see anything with the following appearances, the best thing you can probably do is duck down low and pray for your life:

Adult human sized body,
Large black eyes, said to be red sometimes due to eyeshine,
Black/gray fur,
Large hands and claws,
And a over 10 ft long wingspan. If you see anything even remotely close to that flying at you in the rainforest of Java at night, you better hope its not hungry.

However, this is a legendary creature, meaning not known to science. The worlds largest species of bat, known to science, is the Bismark Flying Fox. It has reddish/brown fur and a six foot wingspan. Also, its a fruit eater, unlike the carnivorous ahool. Even though the Bismark Flyer isn't found in Java, there are also 2 large owl's who reside there: The Spotted Wood-Owl and the Javan Wood-Owl. They have a wingspan of about 4 feet, tiny compared to the ahool's gigantic wingspan.

The ahool is said to live in the caves native to Java with other bat's and, rumor has it, with other ahool's. The name Ahool in the Indonesian language means Grandaddy of All Bats, a worthy title, no? Ahool sightings have been going on back sense the Indonesians moved in, but the first recorded sighting was of a Spanish explorer and his crew being attacked by several of these creatures, oddly enough, during the day. He described these creatures "As tall as a man and a huge wingspan, at least 9 feet." About 3 of his men died and I don't know how the rest survived.

According to the Indonesian tribes, the Ahool is a evil spirit of the rainforest, and unless a proper ritual is done, it will come and kill livestock and even small children. Its even been said to kill a full grown horse! Note to self: never live in the rainforest of Java.

That's my report on the Ahool. Next week I will be covering the letter B, and I assume that the next post will be of hardly any new info, everyone's heard of him/her! I got my info from and one of my favorite documentaries, Destination Truth. If you have any questions on the creature I've done today or a recommendation for a future Freaky Friday, please ask me in the comment box. I will answer as soon as possible.

The End.