The Vietnam Rock Apes

In the Vietnam War, American GIs were not only fighting the Viet Cong, but Bigfoot. You heard me right, Bigfoot, or, as they were referred to by the American soldiers as rock apes.

Bigfoot like creatures have been seen all over the world, including the jungles of Vietnam so conflicts with the lurking beasts’ and soldiers, were not uncommon.

On patrol one day, Sgt. Thomas M. Jenkins witnessed his men being pelted with rocks by a group of large, bipedal apes. This is how the creatures would get their names. It is even reported that a GI was picked up and thrown off a cliff by one of these incredibly aggressive animals.

One of these apes was clearly the alpha of the group, and would burst out of the dense jungle and into the clearing where the soldiers were camped, roaring and pumping its fist, and waking the men up.

Another sighting involved a helicopter pilot spotting one of these jungle Bigfoots climbing a defoliated tree, shaking it back and forth.

Another theory involving these Vietnamese rock apes is it’s alleged ties to the Minnesota iceman. The story goes that one of these apes were shot and killed in the Vietnamese jungles, then air lifted to Chino, California where it made its way to a traveling carnival that was promoted by a Vietnam vet, Rick Hanson.

Are Dogmen Aliens?

In Stan Gordan’s “Silent Invasion”, a strong connection is drawn between Bigfoot sightings and u.f.o. sightings. In fact, in some more rare cases, Bigfoot like creatures have been seen exiting ufo crafts and walking off into the woods. To do what, who knows, probably to show up as a dark blob on someone’s video or picture.

When people describe these bigfoot-like creatures in the book, however, the description is more canid rather than simian. Typically the creatures are described as having long arms, past the thighs, eyes are luminous red and sometimes, on rare occasions, green. The snout is long and dog-like. The ears are pointed, like a dog’s.

It doesn’t stop with the strange description of the bigfoot/dogman like creatures that are seen around the ufo craft. Often times it would appear that these creatures have powers of some sort. From being shot at point blank range, but instead of dying, they simply de-materialize. To a particularly odd account of an albino Bigfoot walking down a street, holding a glowing orb while a strange craft hovers over the creature, appearing to be following it.

If you are as interested in the “bigfoot/ufo connection” as I am, then “Silent Invasion” is a must have. Link in the discripty.

Dog Men Spotted in Graveyards

Wisconsin 1936, Jefferson County
A Security was making his rounds on the grounds of a convent for the disabled. Back behind the main building was an old cemetery. He noticed some commotion coming from one of the Indian burial mounds. It looked to be a dog trying to dig up the grave.

He shone his flashlight on it only to reveal something that was not of the known world. He noticed it was man sized, shaggy and had pointed ears.

This is where the account gets weird. It is alleged that the creature stood up on two legs, turned towards the night guard, and growled Gadara, which is an ancient city in the bible, a place known as “the city of demons”. It then took off, upright on two legs.

The night guard, a religious man, new the city well and quickly identified the beast reference. In fact, when speaking of his encounter to his son, he said that he thought the thing was a demon.

He certainly witnessed something strange, whether dogmen are demons or not, well, I guess that could be up for debate. This account, however, was not the only one involving a graveyard.

In 2003 another Wisconsin resident encountered a very similar scenario involving a dog like man. The young man drove past a graveyard to see a tall, wolf like creature standing on two legs, with an obvious build that was less canid and more humanoid.

In Stan Gordon’s “Silent Invasion”, seeing doglike/bigfoot humanoids lurking around graveyards is a common thing. In that book, however, the creatures are thought to be a possible form of alien instead of a demon.

The Mummified Nephilim Finger

In 1988, a Swiss entrepreneur was vacationing in Egypt when a rare opportunity came to him. A man approached him and asked if he, for almost 3000 Egyptian pounds, would be interested in viewing a rare find that he had obtained from grave robbers. A lover of Egyptian antiquity, he could not say no.

It was brought out in musty rags, and when it was unfurled, the contents shocked the Swiss tourist. It was a massive, mummified finger. It appeared to be hacked off, jagged bone poking out of the end and was the size of the average human arm.

The Swiss man took photos of it and as he did he was informed that it was taken from a gravesite near the great pyramids and was thought to be the finger of Nephilim. Nephilim were the giants said to walk the earth before the great flood.

The finger was said to have been hacked off with a hatchet post mortem, however, the skin has clearly dried and pulled back, suggesting it was separated from the body when the flesh was fresh. What do you think, real or fake. Sound off in the comments.

The Myaka Skunk Ape Photos

16 years ago, two photographs, along with a typed letter were mailed to the Sarasota county Sheriffs department in Sarasota, Florida.

The writer of the note, an elderly woman, explained that something had been visiting her backyard and taking apples off of the porch. She managed to catch glimpses of the creature and she came to the conclusion that it was an escaped orangutan. Further on in the letter, however, she tends to contradict herself pertaining to the qualities of an orangutan, giving rise to a sense of false naivety.

She mentions that the thing smells bad and also that the thing is the size of about four large deer. If you know well enough what an orangutan looks like, then you probably know how big one is, and it is certainly not the size of four full grown deer, in fact, no living primate is that large. For this reason, and for the fact that she mentioned it smelled, makes me think that the writer of the letter may have been plying the reader into thinking this might, in fact, be some type of mystery ape. The yet to be documented mystery ape that hails from the south and smells bad is, you guest it, the skunk ape.

It is possible that this is merely a coincidence and the woman is truly naive when it comes to her identifications, and I myself can see why someone would think it looks like an orangutan because it most certainly does except it seems much larger.

Naturally, people have said that this photo is a hoax, but I have not came across a convincing argument to say that it is definitively a fake, but hey, if any of you have come across the smoking gun on these photos, feel free to post it in the comments.

The Gable Film (Michigan Dogman Hoax)

For me, the Gable film was one of the most intriguing pieces of crytozoological footage, I had ever seen. The 8mm film was alleged to have been purchased at an estate sale by an anonymous source. The footage was digitized and surfaced on the Internet in 2007.

The footage showed normal, everyday scenes of a family living a pleasant, rural lifestyle, riding snowmobiles, chopping wood, and working on trucks. Judging from the style of clothing and models of the vehicles, the footage appears to have been shot in the late 60’s to early 70’s.

The film soon takes a dark turn. The filmmakers are driving down a two track when they see something skulking by the tree line. They stop the car to get a better look. They get out of their vehicle only to be charged by this strange creature. It never gets up on two legs, but it is clearly a large, weird looking creature that has canid features. There are a few frames in this sequence that show a set pointy, canine teeth.

A second piece of footage is released and its contents were gory. It depicts Michigan state troopers documenting a bloody carcass. It appears to be the same man who is seen in the other piece of footage, except he is torn in have. One can only assume that this film is the property of the Michigan State Police and I don’t recall it ever being explained how this footage was released.

Like most things that are too good to be true, this alleged footage of a dogman murder was a well-crafted fake. Monster Quest interviewed the creature Mike Agrusa, where he explains in great detail how he had hoaxed the film.

Oneway Michigan Dogman Photo

There are two stories behind the 2004 Onaway, MI dogman photo, but both involve a young boy taking the picture in his families mini-van.

The first story involves the family hunting deer with relitives. With their kills gutted, the family climbs into their minivan to leave. The boy takes his seat in the back of the van. As the van rolled away, the boy turned around to see a huge, werewolf like creature standing over the gut pile and growling. He quickly grabbed his camera and snapped the picture.

The Second story involves the family pulling into a rest stop where they were going to take a break from their late night commute. As they came to a stop, they looked out the back window to see the fearsome creature baring its teeth and walking towards the van. The kid snapped the photo before they sped away into the night.

The Creature looks more like a bear than a wolf in my opinion and there are plenty of bears in northern Michigan. It is, none the less, a creepy photo. Tell me what you think it is in the comments.