Hello Michael,

Recently I found your web site by accident.

Until recently I believed that I was the only person to have organised trips to specifically search for the Yaran, Almas, Chuchunaa etc until I found that there was actuallyy a classification for what I was doing. As you are in Russia do you know of any other people or person who might be interested in putting together a long term research programe such as I am envisiging. I would be happy to relocate to any suitable area for the duration of the study period.

I envisage a 2-3 year programme.

If you want to check me out this is what I do and who I am www.mcdc.net and at www.silentjets.com

To date I have organised to 2 trips, both to Russian Siberia to the area of Birobidzhan. You can easily find it, as it’s on the Trans Siberian Railway the other side of Lake Baikal just before you get to Khabarovsk junction.


Recently I found that the word Cryptozoology actually existed, as it was something I had literally never thought about. What I had been doing for years actually had a name, so as it were I’m now “coming out”, (May 2004) and as I now know thanks to the Internet there are others like myself who consciously believe that strange creatures and happenings actually exist and do occur from time to time and we have the proof.

I am one person who knows what the true meaning of the word actually ‘is’ in every sense of the word; now at long last I’m among friends of the same or similar persuasion.

If you know in your heart of hearts that whatever it was that you have experienced, you know that nobody can take that away from you, even if it cannot be rationally explained into any logical or satisfactory terminology regarding an answer by the known knowledge and life you live within the bounds of the world’s societies. Regardless of what ever it was that you saw or experienced, this automatically puts you in a different category and apart from the rest of the people in society. I have no time for the senior professionals who say, “you cannot say such things as they are frowned upon and if you persist with this interest, I’m afraid your chances of gaining respect will be diminished”. This has been said to me on more than one occasion when people knew where I was going and what I was studying.

As a seasoned Cryptozoologist of over 25 years research in both the maritime world and the boreal forests of Scandinavia, Europe and Asia I have seen and experienced many different things. You have to be very careful whom you actually talk to about your experiences; how many people can you actually trust 100%? If you cannot trust anybody this well, my advice is don’t tell them anything. After my first experience at seeing something and all I wanted to do was to tell the world but I was scoffed at and very severely ridiculed and this ridiculing eventually led to being stigmatised. From then on I’ve just kept quiet and kept everything to myself, believing that I was just a one off who actually saw these strange things. I actually reported my sighting to the Police at Pitlochry (a little town in Scotland) and they had already had another report filed by another person who had seen the same object that I had seen.

There are other people in the world that I know of who have also seen and been in very similar situations and positions as myself and who know full well where certain strange things are that exist and occur, but getting them to actually come forth with their information is going to be difficult. This is why I am herewith making a precedence by letting ‘them know’ that there is nothing to be frightened of any longer because the world is at long last starting to change, there are societies within the world who are now prepared to listen, whereas before, peoples minds were closed regarding anything that was even slightly out of the norm. Fortunately there are now professional bodies that are becoming more open minded about life’s strange creatures and the academic world is at long last shrugging off the stylised Victoriana attitudes towards new discoveries and events that are happening as new species are being found and discovered.

As such I have had an amazing life that often creates envy when people find out what I have done and where I have been and what I have had the opportunity to both see and do in the world of natural history. To stop their envy I have tended to say nothing about what I have done and seen and the places I have been and for many years I have lived my life as a semi recluse regarding these subjects.

Lots of us even in this present day and age have to live our entire lives with secrets that we dare not tell any other living soul about for fear of ridicule and stigmatisation.

As a professional and an academic in my own respective fields of work people are naturally suspicious of anything that is out of the normal, things that either they cannot or do not want to understand because they are either naturally sceptical or bias because of their unmitigating ignorance and blatant arrogance. Fortunately for me I am not a member of any such professional body, therefore I am at liberty to tell the world of my findings to help mankind solve some more of life’s amazing riddles and mysteries.

Through my life long research into the strange things about people that others simply do not understand or cannot be bothered to make an effort to comprehend or find out about. I have ended up on the edge of society as it were as being the only one in the world to study in depth how things actually come about and what makes them actually exist in the first place. My work is very different to anybody else’s as a “Civil” Cryptographer and Enigma Decipher (Pertaining to the human being). I naturally have an interest in life’s puzzles and aspects of life that others never think about or give any credence to. I see things from a different perspective and ask different questions as to how others see and understand strange aspects in life.

39 years is along time to study any subject in depth, (I started when I was 16 1/2) and whether it is a hobby or an interest or your life’s work, there is very little about my work and my interests and hobbies that are ‘three in one’ as it were that I don’t understand from a practical and realistical point of view. I am not a scientist as such but I am a very good professional and academic in my own field of specialisations and learning and have put that information to good use by studying all three aspects of my craft wherever and whenever I have had the opportunity to do so.

1) Linguistics, speech, origins of the spoken word and when and how languages came to be used and by whom and in what form, who and what had the first spoken language?

2) Origins of species and in my particular case human Anthropology.

3) There are some very strange things that cannot be explained away by other academics or the military or MI6; (as M16 are the dirty tricks brigade) hence I put Cryptozoology into practise.

Please see my work web sites at www.mcdc.net and at www.silentjets.com and take your time to read them properly and to understand them, then, when you do you will have some understanding of how the mind of the decipher works.

Having been brought up and lived in the highlands of Scotland both as a child and as an adult and worked there (for me it has turned out to be a blessing in disguise) as a Gamekeeper and Gullie, Deerstalker and Naturalist, Master Craftsman and Master Fisherman specialising in Taxidermy, Masked Sporran manufacturing and fly dressing to the trade outlets, there is very little that I don’t actually know and understand about animals and birds and the creatures that live in the highlands and that can actually exists there or anywhere else on the planet.

From my earliest days as a child in a pram I have been aware that certain things in people’s minds, as capabilities were different, what caused them to be so different has taken me a lifetime to decipher and to decode. The processes that takes place in the brains of all humans and in all primates and as the Big Foot, Yeti or Alma are primates is exactly the same and the same process applies.

Through the breaking of the last two and most vital pieces of the human code as separate and individual codes that are connected to all living things on this planet, that literally have hearts and minds and brains that they use to any degree and that pump blood around the body to sustain life that in turn gives individualism. It has opened up an amazing amount of unknown channels and spheres of areas that were never available previously. This has helped me dramatically in my research and it will in turn also help others to understand why, what and when, when dealing with the higher forms of life.

You know how your body works but do you understand how and in what way and in what order your mind works? What makes it work in the thought process of enabling you to understand certain everyday things as information? YES or NO?

If yes describe it to yourself by writing it down on paper and then try and follow it back through, then you will find out what you have missed out! It is not as easy as you think.

It seems to be no more than a consequence at present but there are lots of words connected to the word Altai; so through the law of averages where is the connection?

The language of ‘Altaic’ and the Altai peoples have an abundance of red hair in their societies and the city of Almaty (Amla-Ata) in Kazakhstan that is on the northern borders of the Altai mountains are all very similar yet there is no official connection anywhere between any of them. Attila the Hun, we now know through language transcripts spoke in an Altaic language and not a Hunic-Mongol or and Indo-Iranian language and where does he fit in?

‘Our work’ is so vastly different from most other peoples we get asked by various clients to answer some really difficult and strange questions or to come up with concrete answers to aspects about life that at present are knot known to have a valid answers. In particular, I was asked to find out where in the world did the origin of Red Hair come from or originate. We have every reason to believe that the actual origins are in central Asia. Te Hun army had red hair but the Mongol hordes of Genghis khan 800 years later did not.

Before the last glaciation finished, hominoids moved northeast into Siberia, long before they went North or West into the lands of Scandinavia. That being the case there is a very good chance that the first people to colonise central Asia with one of the first languages of Altaic had red hair amongst their people. The European Alma and the Chuchunaa of Mongolia and Siberia both have red and auburn hair on their bodies.

To this day the predominance of red hair is still in the areas of Kyrgystan and Tajikistan. Through wars and the migration of peoples red hair is even now not totally around the world but only in certain societies.

You cannot have red hair and black eyes but you can have red hair and every other colour of eye except red as the red eye is only found in birds! Do you know why? Do you know how much melanin there is in your skin? Melanin is responsible for lots of different aspects that go into the human form. Do you know what they are? Hair, its texture and colour, eye colours and the shape of our teeth and their construction are three of them.

Clarification Required. It is blatantly obvious that the Himalayan Yeti appears to be a species by itself because of its feet.

The Big Foot in both the Americas (North and South) are of a similar species. The Chuchunaa is also not a Yeti because of its feet but it is referred to as being both a Big Foot type species and a human sized species? Alma’s on the other hand are definitely not the same species as either the Big Foot or the Yeti because of the size of the feet but there seems to be a misconception here as well because the Alma is also referred to as both a human sized creature and a Gigantopithecus. This needs clarification; could it be the case that the two named creatures of the Alma and Chuchunaa are in actual fact one name given to two separate species that both live in the respected parts of the Altai and in Siberia?

The Alma’s that I have seen are the same species of creature as described as living in the Caucasus Mountains, they are definitely not Gigantopithecus.

All these creatures have the same modes of life; these creatures have minds and bodies just like we have and they are very similar to ourselves; they still have to think just as we do but their thought process is more limited than ours, it can best be defined as being ‘dull’ because the actual thought process only appears to cover certain aspects of their life as the life they live is primitive. Exactly the same applies in their voice. (They are also absent minded, and wary but not cunning in as much as premeditated thought is.)

My areas of field research are north of Birobidzhan, Lat 48.50" N x Long 132.55" E I have seen big Alma’s taller than I am at 6`01” 186cm and just as well built but I would not describe them as being Gigantopithecus at all. I’ve seen more slenderish ones and medium sized ones at about 5` 04”-05” 164-5cm and they all have feet the same as an overly large human. The body appears the same as any normal well-built and muscled male human. It is only the skull and facial features that were noticeable different and as others have reported the arms are longer and better developed and the hands and wrists bigger and stronger.

I have seen them pick sticks up but they don’t seem do anything with them, its almost as if it doesn’t need them for what ever reason. Surplus to requirements! I have searched for the Yeti equivalent but I have never seen them but have been told on good authority that they are definitely there and known to be in the area but the feet are as that of a Big Foot and not a Yeti foot.

The human being is reported to only use 1/5 th of its brain capacity and our craniums are similar to those in shape and size and volume of the Alma, therefore deducing that on the law of averages they must be as intelligent as ourselves. What I find puzzling; that might have two or more specific reasons for it, is that the creatures that I have seen do not appear to use or carry any tools. So why do they have brains of such a large size and a large cranium capacity. The size of the craniums are always in accordance within the parameters of the size and shape of the body, so in other words their heads are of normal size to their body by not being too big, or too small.

It is now known that if a child (Wild Child) is not taught any form of a spoken language by the time they are 7 to 9 years of age they never actually learn to speak a coherent language but in stead just make sounds. This does not mean to say that these creatures would not be able to speak any language at all but as we know they only make various sounds. The range of the sounds varies dramatically from loud howls to deep grunts. If a child of these various species were to be brought up in any society of the world that had a spoken language I am convinced that if the child were young enough when it was acquired it would be able to learn any language that they were brought up with. Their vocal range is the same as humans, so why should they not be able to speak a coherent language?

There will be many differences in these species just as there are between us humans. All humans vary in size and shape and so do our facial features as our cephalic features come from different origins because of interbreeding and health hazards as well as accidents. The Caucasian skull and the Mongol skull are worlds apart. The Alma from Siberia hardly varies at all from those sighted in the Caucasus. We now know why and what the reason is for different shapes of the human body and how it occurs, just as height in humans varies and how it comes about also, so in other words we know exactly what causes it. The answer is the same in every biped or quadruped. No two chimpanzees are the same so why should every Alma be the same, or for that matter every Yeti or Big Foot?

The higher you go up the intelligence scale the more differences you are aware of in any creature. Each and every one of us has a personality and a character and the same applies to all other creatures of similar species that are bipedal or quadrupedial as there is a something that governs each individual creatures life that you cannot actually see but you are aware of it by your visual identification of each creature, this unknown thing is called the time code!

Cracking the Time Code was the biggest breakthrough of my life apart from the breaking of the Personality code and as such means that in a nut shell it is feasible impossible for any creature to be 100% a pure clone!

Any pure clone would have to be born at the same time as its mother to be an identical clone. Every living creature that has ever been born or ever will ever be born is governed by one thing more than anything else and that is the time code! When you look at a distant star, you are looking back in time but this does not mean that you can see through time. All it actually means is that you can see where a planet or a star is at present in the distant past. You cannot see into the future by the opposing the factor and you cannot actually travel through time because time never repeats itself because it is a constant!

All time is different and it comes in cycles. Now, at long last we understand how and in what way these cycles work. Without going into too much depth on the subject; we as humans vary considerable and as that is so why should any other primate not do like wise? The horse is probable the most advanced quadruped on planet earth and when do you ever see 2 the same? Do you know why the horse is so advanced in evolutionary terms and why it is even more advanced in evolutionary terms than the human being!


Stalking your quarry.

The way that people go about searching for the Big Foot Yeti or the Alma tells me that they have absolutely no idea what they are doing or even how to go about doing it in a concise, sophisticated and accurate manner. This is why there are not many photos because the researchers are the wrong type of people to do the job of going about finding their quarry.

You can have the best organised scientific study group with all the right people involved but if you do not have a specialised tracker you may as well not bother going because that person is the most vital person you require, without that person it is doubtful if you will ever find anything because if you are not trained in tracking techniques you will miss most of the information that is readily available.

You must make a concerted effort to understand your quarries life style regardless of what species it is, even if it means putting everything down on paper in the correct order of a daily cycle that it would take. Then put yourself in the creature’s position and then start, if you don’t you’ll never learn the answers that you want.

To follow any creature, you literally have to put yourself in ‘the mind’ of the creature that you are following or forget it. What environment does it live in and why, and then do as it would do, likewise. How does its mind work? What do you think it thinks about and what matters to it most in a daily routine (A 24 hour routine). Does it drive a car and make a lot of noise? Does it smoke or chew gum? Does it use deodorants and does it smell nice? Does it talk and whistle to itself and play music as it walks along? Where does it sleep and how often does it wash with soap? What does it eat and why does it eat it and how does it cook? What clothes or colours does it wear? What does it smell of? Is it fat and lazy or fit and healthy? What type of footwear does it have? Does it pick things up and throw them to see how far they will go or does it leave everything as it finds it? Does it pick its nose and wipe its snot onto things? Does it leave paper lying around after it has had a shit? Does it carry anything that has a defined smell or that shines? Does it live at altitude or at the bottom of valleys? Wherever it lives you have to be acclimatised to its environment, if that means sleeping out of doors to get that night time air into your lungs, you have to do it or forget the idea because if you don’t you will constantly be struggling against its superiority.

It is imperative that you match yourself as closely as possible either to it or to its surroundings as an environment as you can. You must do exactly what it does and train yourself to do as it does it, in the manner that it does it in or you’ll never get anywhere! You can have the best intentions in the world but if you don’t know the most important basics you are defeating the purpose even before you have started.

To find any creature you desire you need to consult in this order of preference,

A) A local person with local knowledge who knows where it is or where it can be seen at various different times of the day or night regarding habitat. Where will it be at different times of the year, regarding certain areas of its choice?

B) A specialist tracker.

C) A stalker or a naturalist. (Any person who is very keen is not enough)

It is not a foregone conclusion that if you can track in woods that you can track anywhere, I had to learn from the Australian aborigines how to track in desert and semi desert conditions. On hard dry well packed ground that is very firm it is also very difficult. At altitude it is considerable easier as the footprints are always in the snow but it is true you cannot track on ice very well and on rock or scree it’s virtually impossible especially if the scree is small and tightly packed. If it is alluvial and loose it is easier.

The most important factor that 99.99% of people don’t take into any consideration at all is the daily temperature and the weather conditions, as this is the most important and vital clue for determining whether or not you will have the chance to see or study whatever it is you are searching for.

How many of the scientific specialists who have been searching for these creatures in the field have used all or most of this information? Probably none, this is why the answers have not been attained! How many of the study groups have had a specialist trackers with them, I’ll bet none of them have! Mountaineers are the only people who have come anywhere near these creatures and they are not looking for them, nor are they interested, as that is not why they are in the mountains.

If you cannot do what is 100% necessary, 1) How do you expect to either find or see and study your quarry? 2) How are, or would you get round the situation? 3) There are 2 ways in which you can get round the situation but do you know what they are? If you are going to study your quarry at close quarters, especially as they are very elusive even at the best of times, how are you going to do it?

Stalking is a precise art and it has to be learnt and you cannot just learn it in five minutes by reading a book, you cannot just go into the woods and expect to find things that at the best of times are difficult to see. If you get too close to your quarry it just disappears and you will probable not see it again? Whereas if you take your time to understand how and when and where it moves, as everything that moves has a pattern to its movements, you will have a considerable better chance of finding where it is and keeping up with it. If and when it goes into open spaces, never follow it, you must stay out of sight at all times and its advisable to make a detour in a large arc to find high ground if possible and then to watch it at a distance. You can always pick up its trail again when it goes back into the trees. If the creature takes off by running you’ll never keep up with it nor will you be able to find where it has gone unless you know the individual creature intimately or where its boundaries are.

The first footprints I ever saw I followed through the woods from the side of a river where I picked up the trail off a shingle bank and I followed it for over 4 miles until the person I was with lost his nerve and said, “Its going to be dark in a couple of hours, lets go home”.

We followed the trail back the way we had come and re-picked it up again where I originally found it and followed it to within less than 100yds of the house. The next day I followed it backwards from the house for a full 8 hours.

There was no defined area that it took; it literally appeared just to be wandering all over the place with no specific thought as to where it was going. You cannot get close to an Alma while following it; it will not allow you do it! On my second sighting I was far too close and well within 300 yds when the footprints just disappeared. I believe it either must have heard me or sensed that there was something behind it and in doing so, this allowed me to get too close as it must have stopped in its tracks without me noticing that it had stopped. Probably realising that something was not quite right. I am of the belief that it made a big leap that threw me from being able to follow its tracks. It doubled back round to see what it was that had been following it and then walked past me at a distance of about 26 feet from where I was concealed. It didn’t see me but I am convinced that it could smell me.

It is considerable harder to track a deer through virgin woodlands than it is to follow an Alma as the big flat-footed creature is heavier than the average human being in the same environment. I am well over 250 lbs or 20 stone and its footprints made a bigger and deeper indentation in the ground than I do; yet it was about the same size as myself in bodily bulk. This means that its bone and muscle structure is considerable heavier than that of humans.

Missing link

Scientists are convinced that there is a missing link between apes and humans, why should there be one? If you study hybrids of any creature there is one thing that is apparent and it is noticed early in your research and that is that all of them are always more intelligent than their respective parents. As this is the case I have come to the conclusion that the human race as we know it, whether they be Negroid Caucasian or Asiatic are all either hybrids or a distinct group in their own right. Hybridisation creates just as many problems as it solves but the major factor that it does create is intelligence. We humans are the most intelligent bipedal apes that have ever evolved, so why should we not be a product of two or more prehistoric or unknown ape species? Women throughout history have in the majority of preferences always gone for a partner that was intelligent, as against a partner that was strong but not as intelligent.

I firmly believe that Homo sapiens, either developed separately in at least 3 different areas of the planet and possible at different times in history or there were many more species of Homo erectus type creatures. This out of Africa theory doesn’t make any sense at all when you study craniums from Asia, as there is a vast difference between these skulls and Caucasian and Negroid skulls.

Scientist’s state that Neanderthal species did not move from their own locality but just stayed put in one place and searched its local areas for food. The Yeti, Big Foot, Alma Or Chuchunaa do not appear to fall into this category, the Alma definitely does not, so is it right to assume that humans have evolved from them? Most humans when given the chance will travel anywhere, so why should a Yeti or Big Foot not do the same?

I am in agreement that some of these creatures are now only in certain areas and considerable distanced from they’re nearest surviving groups, as those in the Caucasus will definitely be isolated. To get out of the Caucasus region to there nearest other group they have a distance of about 2,000 miles to the Pamirs and this is the shortest rout!

The true wild cat of Scotland is known to do certain things and this also applies to other species of animal as well but it is most noticeable amongst the cat species. The toms will mate with any female cat species that they catch. Whereas the female cats are renowned for being aggressive towards other tom’s of different species and in some cases they even kill and eat the other tom’s from a different species, preferring only to mate with their own species hence being considerable more restrictive. For centuries the same has also applied to human beings!

These Alma’s are well known to frequent rivers and the very last thing they would be aware of is a camouflaged boat. If the creatures in question cannot hear you see you or smell you, you therefore do not create or present any danger but more of a curiosity. If something is curious it will look at you face on and watch you intently until its curiosity has been satisfied, this is what the Alma does.

The Alma and the Chuchunaa are not numerous but on the other hand they are certainly not rare throughout the forests and the high Altai but the problem is that they are sporadic in different areas at different times of the year. This I believe is due to its food source, as this tends to move around a lot. Any creature that is as big as I am I don’t believe only eats grasses, sedges and Marmots and some birds eggs. It is just not possible, as it would die. It has to be eating something considerable more substantial that has a high protein or a high carbohydrate factor. There is not a lot to eat in the Taiga especially in the winter months but there are a lot of reindeer. In the Altai there is even less to eat but sheep and horses are there in substantial numbers and certainly there are not enough wild goats to go round between them and the snow leopards. Marmots are in both areas but they will only be available when there is no snow cover on the ground.

All the footprints I have seen were from either 2 different sized creatures of the same species or 2 separate species but neither were like those as described as being a Yeti because the foot prints were the same as a larger human being.

As you will see by one of my web sites its connected to boats. I have a new design of hull that we are getting built. With the new patent it will allow me to get to within 40 miles of Everest, or 20 miles of Anapurna or Dhaulagiri from the south side or all the way up the River Brahmaputra the other side. We cannot get up the River Mekong but we can get up the River Yangtze at least another 2,300 miles from Chongqing from where I was teaching and testing the new propulsion system out last year. This would take us high up into Yeti country onto the Tibetan Plateau past the area where most people live along the river. Or I can get right up the river Irtysh into East Kazakhstan from the Kara Sea (Comm. by M.T. - Kara Sea or Black Sea has no water way to Irtysh). This would bring me right into the heart of Alma or Chuchunaa country in the Altai Mountains. Up stream from Ust-Kamenogorsk there is a hydroelectric station that bars the way for boats. So Ust-Kamenogorsk would be the nearest large town, if it was decide to go to this area to study. I am happy to go anywhere where these creatures have been seen on a regular basis but I would prefer if possible to go with the boat as it can be equipped with all the necessary tools and equipment required for an extended stay of a home from home study and it cuts down on costs as the accommodation is within the vessel.

As a decipher I only deal in accurate data and known facts. To date I have been unable to find any conclusive and official data regarding the Yeti, Big Foot, Alma or Chuchunaa in any reports or detailed maps.

Do any actually exist anywhere or not?

What proof have we actually got on any of these species in list form?

We know that their eyesight is as good as ours if not better.

We know that they are predominately nocturnal.

We know that they’re hearing is as good as ours if not better.

We know that they frequent certain areas at different times of the year.

We know that they are not sedentary.

We know that they are not aggressive

We know that they are not friendly.

I’m certain that their sense of smell is considerable greater and more finely tuned than that of any humans.

I have found out that they are actually absent-minded and curious. Mountaineers have seen them at altitude crossing from one valley to the next, that’s common sense, why take the long way round when there is a short cut?

What else do we know in detail?

Finding your Quarry

I am now searching for people who are seriously searching for these creatures and are in a similar position to myself whereby they have sufficient funds to undertake a long-term field survey of 2-3 years or possible longer. I can track virtually any animal regardless of where it is in the world so the survey will need other specialists such as agronomists and scientists, is there anybody out there who is seriously interested and willing to lend a hand or join me?

There are many very good and valid reasons why these creatures have not been photographed, as I know through practical experience. To have a good idea where the creatures are, you would expect to go to any area that has all known caves or sheltered overhangs. Unfortunately on most maps these are not actually marked in Asia. Therefore you have to come up with another alternative that is possible more practical for a long-term study.

To catch a thief you have to tempt him with something that he cannot keep his fingers off. I don’t know what the Yeti, Big foot or Alma actually eats, as I have never seen them actually eating anything but it is reported that they are all omnivorous. There are two vegetables that all omnivorous creatures will gladly eat, peanuts and sweet corn. I would intend to grow crops of sweet corn at varying different altitudes in remote valleys. The Incas in both the Peruvian and Bolivian Andees have already tried this out and have proved that it works and there are different types of sweet corn that can grow on very poor shallow subsistence soils in cold dry cool climates either in or above the tree line and will bare a crop in a short growing season.

I consciously believe that this is the only way left to find the answers and to get the information that at present is missing regarding these creatures. (Potatoes take up far to much space and are far too bulky to move in large quantities)

The idea of going to a certain study area for a short period of time to hopefully see a creature in the hope that it is going to present itself to you while you are there so you can be the first to get that vital information the world seems to be fascinated about and especially the worlds press, seems to me to be totally insane and obtuse in the extreme.

There are also certain things that you must bare in mind and the most important is that various Western governments or governments that are in a state where ‘pressure’ can easily be applied to them don’t actually want you to find these creatures that is why certain information that has already been acquired has been conveniently lost or destroyed or has gone mysteriously missing or that the ‘governments’, “scientists” have had pressure but on them to dismiss any findings and to ridicule those people who have actually found these things. Suppression is the ‘in word’ as regards government bodies. The big bosses in the scientific world of anthropology don’t want you to find anything because it puts their jobs at risk and at stake; they have obviously known for a long time what I now know and have had to find out the hard way.

  It is only a case of time until somebody gets a good photo on a digital camera or digital footage on film and I’m fully confident it will come.

My only interest is in the blood group and the hair follicle samples and a piece of skin to test for melanin for my client.

To date I have no red hairs from any unknown ape species that have their hair follicles attached to be presented to the scientific world.

I have forwarded a personal report to the Loch Ness fan club.

The Loch Ness monster also comes into this category if only for one reason that is different from anything anybody else has missed and that is because it too had to be born and as everything can only be born once it was born in time but when?

Regardless of what type of species it is that frequents Loch Ness it will have the same attributes as all other living creatures, when there are a lot of them they have many variations just as humans have. Some of these creatures in Loch Ness have been described as having bumps on their backs and others that are smooth. I have never seen anything with lumps or bumps or curves on its back but I have seen what ever it is both close up and at a distance and every time its body was smooth, albeit at different times of the day and night and the back varied in height and shape and so did the length and thickness of the neck. In human societies we also have people with hunchbacks but they are not the norm! Yes it swims fast, up to at least 8 knots but just because it swims fast this does not mean to say that it also cannot swim slowly.

As a commercial taxidermist working mainly for the large fishing tackle shops and the gunsmiths around the country of England and some in Germany who want something extra to sell I was often asked for fish specimens, that they would sell to hotel chains as something to stick on the wall. I regularly used to poach Loch Ness for Trout and Char with my otter board. (An otter board can be in many disguises as regards shapes and designs, it mainly depends on what you prefer as it’s a personal thing but these boards normally carry anything up to 150 artificial flies and lures separated at distances of between 2 to 3 feet, there is no hard and fast rule.) There is an abundance of both the fish species and some of the huge trout are beautiful specimens and well worth taking for taxidermy as they have wonderful colours and make good casts for fibre glassing and plaster moulds. There are not many places in the world where the colour yellow is on an adult trout’s scales but there are some large fish in Loch Ness that have both an yellow ochre and a lemon yellow!

I remember well as a boy with my father up a hill beside the loch that the creature appears to like the heat of the sun as it was just lying in the surface waters obviously enjoying itself. If you go up Meall na h-Eilrig it’s a good place to watch from as you get a clear and unobstructed view of the Loch and Drumnadrochit bay which is where it was lying.

The Bodmin Cat.

Bodmin is a little village in the county of Cornwall on the way to lands end at the most southerly tip of the UK as it stretches out into the Atlantic ocean. This rather hilly little village has a moor or wild area behind it to the north east, called Bodmin moor. (The BBC even did a programme about it on TV) This area was well known for having a black wild cat of sorts on its bleak and wind swept tops. In those days I was a deck hand on BM 218 Haringvliet a midwater trawler and fishing out of Plymouth.

On my days off I used to go up to the hills of Bodmin moor, Dartmoor, Exmoor and the Quantocks in Somerset just to relax as it was as near to my life in the highlands as I could get for a weekend. All these areas have wild cats on them in varying disguises and sizes from small wild cats to panthers. These felines have obviously been special exotics that have got too big to handle and as the owners have obviously loved their pet, so they have turned them loose in the hope that they would manage to survive, as no one who loves their pet wants to see them put to sleep by a vet.

I was on Bodmin moor with a girl friend and after we had got to the top and taken photos we found a nice secluded spot to lie down in the afternoon sunshine about 200-250yds from the top and settled down for a rest and some fun! After a couple of hours we got up and turned round to go back up to the top for one last look before going back down to the car and to our surprise there on the very top lying in the sun was a big black panther, a true melanistic Jaguar, that looked at us square on and then bolted down the hill on the opposite side. Bright yellow eyes and black all over and in good physical condition; by the time my lady friend got the camera out of its case to get the photo that we got, the cat was in the distance. One photo of it running as fast as it could! When the photos were printed the little black dot was too small to recognise as being anything. Until I had stuffed a leopard for an oil Sheik many years later I was none the wiser as to which big cat it was that I had seen many years before. Then I knew it had not been a leopard. Then some years later again I got a job as a Master Fisherman working out of the port of Buenaventura on the Pacific coast of Colombia in South America. While going home at the weekend after working all week there was a carcass lying beside the road that had obviously had it’s back broken. Being curious to see what it was I got out of the car to investigate it because it was a big creature. It was a Jaguar but not a melanistic one but a very dark brown one. As soon as I saw its face clearly in the headlights of the car, I instantly knew then that all those years before on Bodmin moor this was the same creature I had seen. Everything about it fitted into place.

Jaguars are not generally know to have melanistics in the species but after I got home to Cali (Colombia) I phoned a family friend who travels the length and breadth of the south American continent on business and told him what I had found and he assured me that there were plenty of Jaguars that are dark in colour and that black ones were known of. There is a strip of land beside the Pacific Ocean where the Jaguar is sometimes seen that stretches from the Equator in Ecuador to the Panama Canal and goes in land on average for about 150 miles, the area is known as the Occidental.




Hewie Dalrymple <keysppm@yahoo.co.uk>