Our idea for a Bigfoot video game.

The game would be a first person POV RPG and it is a combination of actual science, puzzle solving, and adventure type quests.

When the game begins, you start out as a researcher working in the anthropology department at a fictional university. During your starting research, you come across some large foot casts stored in a hidden room in the university basement. Your first quest begins; you have to go around the university gathering information from different individuals on what type of creature the casts belong too, where they came from, and why they were hidden away.  The information you would gather would be based on what questions you ask at the NPC’s during certain times. If you ask the wrong question at the wrong time, the interviewee may become unwilling to provide you with the answer for fear of losing their job and credibility. All the information you gather gets stored in your personal journal that you can access at any point during the game.

Once you have gathered enough information on the casts (as well as what people believe made them) and begin to fill your journal with information, you are able to approach the higher ups within the department and request an opportunity to search for the creature that made the tracks. After a bit of back and forth, the university provides you with a large grant to carry out your research. You are taken to a “project planning screen” which allows you to set your course. On the map are 15 different locations around North America that have reported significant encounters with this mystery creature. You are only able to choose 3 that you want to investigate per game. Each location presents different obstacles that may hinder or improve your search. Once you have selected your destinations, cash is removed from your grant fund. Next, you are taken to an equipment screen, with the remaining cash left in your fund, you are able to pick out what different types of equipment you feel would be valuable in your search for the creature.

After you have selected your destinations and equipment, you are taken to the first location. You arrive in a sandbox type of town where all the buildings are accessible to NPC’s inside. Just like the university, you gather information on the mystery creature from the townspeople and add it to your journal. There is no set limit to how much information you must gather, but the more detailed info you have, the better chance you have at finding the creature (although you can still do it on your own without the info if you choose, it will just be more difficult). It is also in the first town where you will be able to select your NPC “partner” for the rest of the game (they will travel with you to the next two locations). You have the option to choose from a hunter/tracker, a photographer, and a reporter. Each potential partner has their own skills that can help you as well as their cons which can slow you down. The hunter will allow you to find prints,hair samples, and other physical evidence left by the creature. The photographer will allow you to take better photos (not blurry) and stable video footage of the creature. The reporter will allow you to ask better questions which will provide you with better techniques on how to bring in the creature as well as finding out the best locations to find it.

Once you have filled your journal with what you feel is sufficient information, you will begin your search in the woods. Your expedition will take place once during the day, and once at night. During the day quest, you must travel to your campsite and do research along the way; finding tracks, collecting hair samples and other evidence, and recording potential calls of the creature. You also use this time to set up your trap cameras. At night, you try to lure the creature in using the methods you have gathered from the townspeople.You are also only able to see by using flashlights and lanterns. You can build a great fire, set out bait, construct traps, basically do anything you have learned prior to your trip out into the woods from the people you have interviewed. Once the night is over, you must review your camera traps and whatever other traps you set during the night. All evidence is collected in your journal.

The process repeats itself for the next two locations. Depending on how well you did during the first location will, the creature will either make itself more known, or keep to the shadows. If you did well in gathering evidence in the first location, you may catch a glimpse of the creature running through the woods in the next location, or you may encounter it trying to communicate. If you did poorly in your search, you may come up empty handed during the next destination. If you were able to gather even more evidence during the second location, once you reach the third you may have an opportunity to catch the creature in photographs on your trap cameras or catch it on video. If you did extremely well in the first two locations, you may even have your own personal sighting/encounter with the creature. Also during this time, you can begin to discover hidden abandoned cabins in the woods that may contain journals and diaries that list encounters (both mysterious and scary) had by the former/missing occupants.

After all three locations have been thoroughly researched and examined, you return back to the university. If you have collected any hair samples or other biological evidence, you will then perform experiments on them to further gain proof that the creature you were hunting was in fact the same type of creature that made the prints you discovered in the beginning of the game. You will then present your findings to the university; if your research is solid, they will recognize the creature as being real and you will be regarded as a leading researcher of Cryptozoology. The university will then fund other expeditions to examine and research other mysterious creatures. If it is lacking, you will be asked to resign for making a mockery of the university.

-The Pine Barrens Institute

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A photograph making the rounds (11 August 2015) is purported to be a werewolf caught by a security camera in Ceilândia, a city in east central Brazil. The creature was allegedly seen by numerous witnesses and the picture was accompanied with a warning to be careful because it might be a werewolf. Is it?

Brazil is one of the South American countries known for believing that a human can become a “lobismem” or werewolf if he’s the 7th male child of the same father and mother. Some believe the change takes place when the boy turns 13. Variations have this happening on a Friday during Lent or on a Friday the 13th during a full moon and only for two hours from midnight to 2 a.m.

Since this is not Lent and there hasn’t been a Friday the 13th lately, the creature is probably not a 13-year-old going through one weird puberty. But that doesn’t mean Brazilians don’t believe it could still be werewolf. Earlier this year in April, another picture appeared on the Internet showing what some believed to the body of a werewolf, Sasquatch or dogman found in northeast Brazil (2nd photo).

The body allegedly disappeared quickly before any analysis could be performed and no further news was reported, causing some to suspect a cover-up.

(via mysteriousuniverse.org)

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Sasquatch Caught Peeking Through a Window.

This video, which was captured in August 2015, shows a dark figure believed to be a Sasquatch peeking through someone’s window. The person who captured the video explains that every year, the fruit growing on their apple and pear trees mysterious vanishes over night. Not only that, but the birdseed feeder would also disappear as well.

Wanting to get to the bottom on the mystery, the homeowner decided to set up a camera by the window in hopes of catching the annual thief in action. Thinking the culprit was something along the lines of a Raccoon, the homeowner would later be shocked when they discovered just what had been captured on film.

A dark, hair creature could be seen peeking through the homeowner’s window. The creature can be seen looking around the room, almost as if it’s making sure nobody is around. The creature eventually walks away from the window, never to be seen again.

Some people believe the footage is genuine, and even hail it as one of the best Bigfoot videos captured to date. Others are skeptical, believing the figure to be a person in a costume.

Personally, I have to agree that this looks a lot like a person in a costume. The fact that the creature has no discernible facial features other than it’s eyes is a bit strange. That being said, I’m only going off of my gut feeling, and in no way can I definitively prove this was indeed a costumed person.

I’m interested to hear your thoughts on this footage. Do you think this homeowner captured video of an actual Sasquatch? Or was the creature simply a person dressed in a costume?

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I’m bored, so here’s the final piece of pitch art from my recent Roz Wells + The Vortex series pitch.

As promised, I’ll explain a bit more about the premise:

The show takes place in Crystal Canyon, a southwest desert town filled with epic red rock formations (think Sedona, AZ). Much like the real Sedona, AZ, this one is populated with eccentric hippies and new-age types who moved out there to take advantage of a natural “energy vortex” in the land.

This is essentially modern day earth, but in a “post-disclosure” world. A very well worded internet petition convinced the government to spill the beans on everything - there were grays living in subterranean hives before humans ever showed up, and sasquatch were living in secluded forest communities. Plus, Atlantis was real, and blue haired, crystal-loving survivors were still living in scattered corners of the world.

Now all that stuff is old news - no one cares nor is shocked about it - and a good chunk of those grays, sasquatch and Atlanteans have moved to Crystal Canyon where the local hippy weirdos won’t judge them.

Roz, the human kid protagonist, is just on the cusp of adolescence and is feeling that universal need to rebel against the status quo. It turns out it’s really difficult to do that in a place as weird and accepting as Crystal Canyon. She forms a band with fellow outcasts Dee (a sasquatch who’s more junk-food loving hedonist than peaceful nature person) and Umma (a defective gray clone, more individualistic than her hive-minded peers, unable to sync up to her fellow grays’ telepathic network) in order to shake things up in town.

They attend Crystal Canyon Junior High, which has a non-competetive yoga squad in place of a football team at the height of its social hierarchy. It features such odd teachers as an Atlantean science teacher whose explanation for everything is crystals, and a gray history teacher who insists students memorize millions of years worth of gray history.

That’s probably more than enough information for now. If you read all of that, congratulations! Reblog this baby if you’d wanna watch this!

See other gifs here and here

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Although the stories of Bigfoot or Sasquatch are thought of as urban legends, there have been several pieces of evidence over the years that have puzzled skeptics. Furthermore, sightings go back to the time when Native Americans dominated America and the Cryptid was known by names that roughly translate to “wild man" or “hairy man”.