Saturday, January 18, 2014

Are those pants?

Hello friends. This post is a bit delayed, as much has been going on in my life. The question proposed is: Are those pants? OK, this is in reference to an episode of Finding Bigfoot. Firstly, I have nothing but respect for the four members of the Finding Bigfoot team. They are all very educated and experienced researchers/squatchers. It is not their abilities and knowledge that is the subject here. Personally, I do think there is an ape species (bigfoot) that most of academia science does not yet recognize. However, on the episode that aired on 24 November 2013, Best Evidence Yet, there is a detail that I noticed after watching the witness' video several times on my 36" television screen.

Look at the creature's left leg on the still frame... where it is at the nearly 90° angle. There is a space of no dark coloring just above the ankle level. Shortly above that area, 'looks like a vertical line of a pants leg. Does anyone else notice this detail? Is it just a thermal imager aspect that I do not understand, or what? Could this be like the Buckeye Bigfoot episode of 29 January 2012, where it was found that the "creature" shaking the tree was in fact a [hu]man wearing jeans? This Brown video from Best Evidence Yet is very interesting and believable. Next to the Patterson-Gimlin footage of 1967, the Brown footage definitely is in the top two. This is not to suggest that Mr. Brown and/or his son are hoaxers, but that perhaps someone was messing with them. 'Have found nothing online about this detail. Anyone who has some input on this is welcome to comment.

UPDATE: 23 JANUARY 2014:

'Just learned from one of the Finding Bigfoot team members that it is most likely that the vertical line is from the rain and temperature on the thermal imager. His first-hand scientific explanation is that a thermal imager could not pick-up a pants leg from that distance.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Golden Pathos house plant

The Golden Pathos (Epipremnum aureum) is a flowering evergreen plant that grows in the wild. There, they can reach over 60' in height. Due to the attractiveness of this plant, it is often potted and grown in households where it can reach 6' in height. Ours is approximately 15 years old, and we recently re-potted it in a larger pot. The photo above shows the newly re-potted plant. It hangs out on our screened in porch some of the time. Also known as Devil's Ivy, this plant requires very little care. Some people use the Golden Pathos in aquariums. This plant is toxic to humans and domesticated pets if ingested, so use proper caution there. Our plant is approximately 5' in height.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Alligator in northwest Alabama!

Yes, it is true. Two days ago, a 6' alligator was found in the shallows of Cypress Creek in Florence, Alabama! This was somewhat of a shock to many Alabamians, because this area is located in the state's northwest region. We do have many species of bass and catfish in northwest Alabama, but 'never heard of an alligator here. The only place I have ever seen an alligator was in a wildlife area in Florida while on vacation many years ago. Alabama's far left southern tip does border the Gulf of Mexico and we are also bordered by Florida, where alligators have lived for many ages. Nearby Mississippi is also home to some alligators. The specific area on Cypress Creek where this one was found (in northwest Alabama), is not near the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, or the coast of Mississippi. Alligators are not indigenous to north Alabama. The gator was safely removed and relocated to a remote area in Alabama, along the Elk River. Citizens there say that while they understand that the residents along Cypress Creek do not want the gator, that they also are fearful of the gator and will call the proper authorities if necessary. Do we need an alligator farm or sanctuary? Will the gator continue to be re-captured and re-located time after time? While I respect all wildlife, including alligators, I am also fearful of them. It seems that no one wants the gator dead, we just fear the gator being in our own areas. What a situation this is...

'So glad that no humans or the gator were harmed or killed. Since this gator is young, it is almost certain that his parents are nearby and reproducing. He may already have some brothers and sisters. The above photo is not of our Cypress Creek alligator, but is a beautiful image of one. We wonder how alligators will affect our indigenous animal species in northwest Alabama. How awesome is this discovery?!
Image: demon@Morguefile