Over the years, reported sightings of the legendary — and mystical — Bigfoot have made headlines across the United States. He’s been spotted in parks and campsites by people who claim the giant Sasquatch is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.
The legend of the beast has grown over the years as there are whole groups of people who search for Bigfoot and track his “known whereabouts.”
According to a new TV show, “In Search of Monsters,” Michigan is one of the top places to encounter Bigfoot as there have been 1,131 sightings reported in our state over the years.
Did a Northern Michigan eagle cam catch a Bigfoot sighting? An unknown figure can be seen walking below the eagle’s nest at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery.
In a description of their findings, the show — which airs on the Travel Channel — says many of the reported sightings were near the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula. They even describe a scenario where a woman claims Bigfoot walked up to her car and looked in while her baby was inside. She said there was a foul odor in the air and then she saw the massive creature.
In the fall of 2016, there were at least three reported sightings of Bigfoot in Michigan in the span of a few weeks. All of these occurred in the Upper Peninsula.
“the inclination to believe in the fantastic may strike some as a failure in logic, or gullibility, but it’s really a gift. a world that might have bigfoot and the loch ness monster is clearly superior to one that definitely does not.”
-chris van allsburg – author of the polar express
credits: mlive.com, matt durr, grand haven tribune
‘Michigan’s weather has best weekend day in six months coming’
(today’s headline- here’s hoping it hits a sweaty 60!)
“alike and ever alike, we are on all continents in the need of love,
food, clothing, work, speech, worship,
sleep, games, dancing, fun.
from tropics to arctics humanity live with these needs
so alike, so inexorably alike.”
credits: republic pictures, mark torregrossa – olive
musician’s outdoor snowman promo –
‘playing guitars for your warmth’
tonight at the ann arbor distilling company
“music brings a warm glow to my vision,
thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.”
– haruki murakami , author – hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world
february, 2019 – ann arbor, michigan, use
snowbirds get out of michigan
and head home to the south pole
for a bit of warmer weather.
Ann Arbor expected to be colder than South Pole on Wednesday
The South Pole in Antarctica is expected to be balmier than Ann Arbor on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Ann Arbor area, like most of Michigan, is on track to experience a blast of bitterly cold Arctic air Wednesday that could beat temperatures down to record lows, the National Weather Service says.
As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, the weather service projects temperatures as low as 19 below zero Wednesday. Meanwhile, 8 degrees below zero is forecast at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, where it is summer. If the forecast proves accurate, the former low temperature record for Jan. 30, 11 degrees below zero, set in 1911, will be broken, according to data provided by University of Michigan climate research scientist Frank J. Marsik.
The National Weather Service also issued a wind chill warning to take effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 through 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. The wind child is expected to dip to between 25 and 40 degrees below zero, cold enough to cause the onset of frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. The governor of Michigan has declared a state of emergency.
“let it go.”
credits: mlive.com, gus burns, national weather service, hallmark cards
main street, ann arbor, mi, usa – 1952, a few years back.
when transportation options were booming
and parking was more flexible.
“all the stories i’ll ever need are right here on main street.”
photo credits: ann arbor townies, carol nordman
‘there is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky.’
-percy bysshe shelly
i’m not sure about today’s
hail, rain, snow, sun, wind, lightning, and thunder.
i suppose some could classify these as ‘luster’,
but probably not ‘harmony.’
‘and the sun took a step back,
the leaves lulled themselves to sleep,
and autumn was awakened.’
– raquel franco
image credit: autumn magic by maja lindberg