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Ron Patton | October 23, 2023

A cryptid-like creature with the traits of an ape has been showing up in Facebook feeds recently, and a Bigfoot sighting in SW Colorado has been going viral online. Shannon Parker scrambled to snap some photos of the beast while a man sitting next to her and her husband, Stetson, recorded a video of the figure as it crouched down amid the brush. It blended into its surroundings and when it crouched down, it looked as if it disappeared among the rocks and sagebrush. Skeptics speculate that the sighting could have been a well-conceived hoax by an expedition group, attempting to attract more publicity and tourists. Conversely, there is always room on the earthly stage for monsters to show themselves. They prey in the dark, they visit you while you’re sleeping, and they pop up in the strangest of places. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with Sasquatch investigator and author, Matt Pruitt about HOW BIG IS THAT MONSTER IN THE WINDOW?





Over the weekend I was looking for horror movies and horror TV shows that would get me into the Halloween spirit. I stumbled upon a very disturbing film by Darren Aronofsky called “Mother.”

Apparently, it is an allegory about God and Mother Earth, told through biblical symbols and historical references, exploring themes of humanity’s destructive behavior and God’s absence.

It is not a film for everybody and there is a grizzly scene the main star Jennifer Lawrence said traumatized her.

It can show the destructive nature of mankind, how when given the opportunity man can become a beast — no different than his primate cousins, the apes.

There is also a TV series called Fall of the House of Usher, where we see a modernization of Edgar Allen Poe stories –The Masque of the Red Death episode is quite disturbing and I was quite surprised at how they were able to modernize Poe’s “Murder’s in the Rue Morgue.”

While the story was Poe’s first detective novel, there have been many interpretations of the story, where mankind tinkers with the DNA of an Ape — trying to breed or otherwise cross the DNA with that of a human. One of the first depictions of the story was when I watched the 1932 Bela Lugosi version, which would be seen as hokey today — but in the Netflix series the notion of a gentile monkey being used for experimentation backfires and we learn again that what is seen as a tender human-like creature, can be a brutal predator.

Again the same can be said for the part of the Movie NOPE where he “Gordy’s Home” massacre scene reminds us that in the end, you cannot tame a predator.

Believe it or not, the scene was based on a true story.

In 2009, a TV actor chimpanzee named Travis attacked his owner’s friend when she mistakenly grabbed his Tickle Me Elmo doll. Police arrived and saved her life by shooting Travis down.

Travis developed human qualities. He dressed himself, brushed his teeth, enjoyed Ice cream and even slept with his owners. He started to show erratic behavior prior to the attack.

I am sure he just got tired of being owned and under the captivity of his owners. As much as we find monkeys to be cute and curious– they are predators and when pushed too far they can attack.

One creature or cryptid creature with the traits f an ape or Bigfoot has been showing up in Facebook feeds recently, and a recent Bigfoot sighting in Colorado has been going viral online.

Shannon and Stetson Parker had been scanning the mountains for elk during a sightseeing railway tour this week in southwest Colorado when they saw something else instead. There walking among the tall grass and rolling landscape was what appeared to be a tall, furry brown creature. It didn’t take much for the Parkers to conclude what it was they were seeing.

“Stetson sees something moving and then says, ‘I think it’s Bigfoot,'” Shannon wrote in a post on Facebook. Shannon scrambled to snap some photos of the beast while a man sitting next to her and her husband recorded a video of the figure as it crouched down amid the brush.

The color of the so-called creature blended into its surroundings and when it crouched down it looked as if it disappeared among the rocks and sagebrush.

It’s not the first time that an alleged sasquatch has been sighted in those mountains, which are located in the San Juan National Forest. Four Bigfoot sightings have been reported since 1989 in San Juan County, according to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.

The most recent sighting was in 2008 when a hiker chasing after his three children on a trail outside Durango reported spotting a “large hairy figure” walking on two legs that could have been up to nine feet tall.

Skeptics on Reddit speculated that the sighting could have been a hoax perpetrated by the nearby Silverton-based RV company Sasquatch Expedition Campers. The company, however, is denying involvement.

Again it is another example of a very well-conceived hoax — or a possible sighting. However, I have never seen footage of a Bigfoot walk along sit down and then just disappear or blend in with its surroundings.

This backs up claims that perhaps Bigfoot is some dimensional creature — that comes and goes through various portals of temporal vortices.

This story is hard to sell — unless you study further into something called the second genesis and the various extinction and rebirth occurrences in history.

Over hundreds of millions of years, Earth and all living things have tolerated five mass extinctions, one of which wiped out over 90% of living things. You might say that such happenings are part of natural processes and beyond the control of Earth’s occupants, but humankind’s ascendency over what is seen as our kingdom defies, maybe even defiles, that judgment.

That over 90% of all organisms that have ever lived on Earth are extinct might elicit mild shock among the disengaged, for such events occurred over a 500 million-year span, a very small part of which humans have had body and breath. These extirpations have occurred in bunches centering around five great extinctions– soon there will be sixth and what will be left of the inhabitants?

Will we find ourselves in a situation, where we are primitive beasts, roaming the earth learning to connect again?

Imagine going back to being unshaven monkeys, predators that hunt for food, and hide in the woods to keep from being detected by others that we find most terrifying.

We really aren’t that far — from that existence, we may even be sharing the same earth with a previous civilization that has not realized that they are in smaller numbers, and are frightened of the industrialized world that surrounds them.

We are living in an age of mayhem, madness and monsters.

They are virtually unseen, but every so often we hear a wailing cry at night, we catch a glimpse, and sometimes we capture that blurry photo or video of an elusive monster.

Some scientists suggest that a second genesis took place in earth’s infancy where there is a 50 percent chance other life forms, which oppose the norm do exist and hide within the normal biosphere. It is a radical hypothesis and a very high-brow way of declaring there is a Twilight Zone.

While this science is limited to the study of a mirror world with different microbial why do we stop there?

It is been many years since I have discussed with my audience the reality of what can be called the Second Genesis. It is a theory that when the earth was created—there was a story that we learned from our Bibles and through science. However, there is the hypothesis that another Genesis took place beside our own in another dimension.

From there it is proposed that there was a form of multiplicity and that the creation in the multiversity is unseen – the ancients call it the underworld, others have called it the abyss. In the TV show, Stanger Things, was called The Upside Down.

The timeline of creation and the creation myths that we adhere to are the ones that have been handed down through millennia. Each one is unique in its interpretation; however, basically the same in concept.

It is from these creation myths we hear of Gods and Monsters that were upon the earth in its infancy. Some of the monsters of the ancient past have since died out, while some have survived and are still considered predatory and dangerous.

Recently there have been numerous reports and discoveries that indicate that there is, in fact, an active shadow biosphere that exists in the same time and dimension as the one we see and live in from day to day.

While scientists speculate that strange organisms, that might be alien in nature exist on the planet it isn’t a very far jump to suggest that stranger life exists on the planet and that when you blow open the shadow biosphere there lurks every monster and vile thing that no one wants to ever come in contact with.

This gives us a moment to think about undiscovered species or the strange cryptid monster you see looking at you from the window.

Of course, there are stories about monsters of the woods like Bigfoot or marine animals like the Loch Ness Monster. there are stories that terrify us beyond the story of Mothman and the Flatwoods monster – There are still other unknown monsters have been sighted by many people and so far they are identified by some of their well-reported traits.

I am talking about creatures that have appeared that do not fit the mold – creatures that come from somewhere but they certainly don’t belong here.

I suppose that it can be stated that by some quantum joke science can bait us with dimensional theories that point to the possibility that there are areas of the planet where the veil is thinner or that there is some extra dimensional vortex where a second d genesis occurred parallel to our own. There are locations throughout the planet that are suggested to be the most powerful due to their position and the appropriate ritual performed by the right officiate could be the cleansing moment for the planet.

We are being warned that there are wormholes or portals that can be opened through ritual or through the auspices of super-colliders and those real entities can pass through and haunt mankind and change the direction of the future.

In the Stephen King story, The Mist, a project much like CERN is featured as a catalyst for this dimensional breach. Project Arrowhead creates this mist that envelops a small town and during the night large insect-like creatures are seen and pterodactyl-like creatures attack livestock and small pets. Eventually, these creatures attack humans as well.

The most horrifying creatures from the film were known as the Gray Widowers.

They can be described as deadly spider-like predators, each about the size of a small dog. These creatures produced corrosive web strands that burned through materials like cloth and flesh.

In both the novella and the film, Gray Widowers simply killed their prey with their acidic web strands, but in the film universe, they also had the ability to capture and lay hundreds of eggs in a living human host.

The eggs take about a day to hatch and multiply quickly.

The looks of these creatures were terrifying, and there were even some that were the size of a human being.

It was explained that the producers had based many of their creatures on supposed second genesis creatures proposed by science. They were based on real animals, but from an alien ecology – admittedly, dangerous, wild animals, from a more brutal ecosystem we’re not familiar with, but still basically just animals, made of flesh and blood.

We can only imagine the mutant traits of insects that are as big as house pets, or even humans like the Mothman — or it can be proposed that a huge prehuman creature like Sasquatch can be seen in a rare moment.

Back in 2002, Jane Goodall controversially stated in an interview on NPR – prompted by a question from a caller – that she believed that a Bigfoot-type species did indeed exist, citing reports from Native Americans she has spoken to, as well as a news story at the time about a possible Yeti hair having been discovered.

If the phenomenon is of elaborate manufacture, how has it been so geographically and temporally widespread manufactured – how has it been successfully accomplished and how is it concealed?

If the phenomenon is the by-product of a cataloged animal how are human perceptual mechanisms failing us?

If the phenomenon is the by-product of an uncatalogued animal then bring us the evidence and seriously investigate the creature.

There are many mysteries that take a while to be solved — and while so-called Bigfoot sightings are numerous, while there is so much video of a blurry object — there are not that many Bigfoot species around.

I am sure the population has reduced over time.

I have seen a Bigfoot, an experience that still to this day has me questioning what I saw — it was one of those things that just did not belong and this is all I can say about it.

In the Shakespeare play Hamlet, Hamlet once said to Horatio, “There are more things on heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

There too must be more things in and on the earth that cannot be written off by science or any philosophy.

There is always room on the earthly stage, for the monsters to show themselves. They prey in the dark, they visit you when they sleep, and they pop up in the strangest of places.

It used to be that monsters came from the imaginations of those who create fairy tales. These tales of darkness have been watered down over the years. When the Mother or father tells these stories or when children recall them they are seldom aware that the stories were once based in the occult. We now see them as harmless; however, you must know that they enforce timeless memes of treachery.

They remind us subliminally that there is an underworld where all things corrupt occasionally rise to the occasion and appear as reminders that there is more than just the world we see, there is an underworld or a shadow world where monsters too horrible to comprehend exist and as the bard says — “As Flies to wonton boys, so are we to the unknown powers of the universe, we are killed for the pleasure of the Gods.”


Matt Pruitt has dedicated nearly two decades to investigating the Sasquatch phenomenon. He has gained extensive knowledge of the topic through a combination of conceptual analysis and practical fieldwork. As an engaging public speaker, he has been invited to share his insights on various media outlets and platforms. In 2023, he published The Phenomenal Sasquatch: Seeking the Natural Origins of a Cultural Icon, a book that demonstrates his dedication to unraveling the truth behind this intriguing mystery. Matt is also the producer and editor of the podcast Bigfoot & Beyond with Cliff and Bobo.

Written by Ron Patton


This post currently has 5 comments.

  1. John Weiner

    October 23, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    Michael Savage had a story about a man in his old neighborhood who was attacked by his chimp, in his book ,” Dead Man’s Pants,” that he read on the air, several years ago.

  2. John Weiner

    October 23, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    I have heard that Bigfoot smelled musk- like; that suffer smelled like rotten eggs.
    By the way what did happen to that women who turned into a wolf, and was excorsized?

    • Elissa

      October 24, 2023 at 12:11 am

      I encountered that very smell on a camping trip to Brushy Lake in Oklahoma.. middle of the night a smell so foul under my windows that I woke up wrenching.. yeah, he out there! Didn’t see him, glad of it too😱

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