OMG Moehau Man, New Zealand’s Bigfoot: Fact or Fantasy!?

Moehau Man, New Zealand’s Bigfoot: Fact or Fantasy!? Sightings of the ape-like being were sometimes attributed to an escape gorilla around the mid 20th century. If a gorilla, why are they witnessed around various wild parts of New Zealand’s north and south Island? Maori folklore speaks of these Bigfoot-like giants in mountains and wild areas! Read modern accounts here not found in news reports!

Moehau Man, New Zealand’s Bigfoot: Fact or Fantasy!? Are sightings of Moehau Man, really just an escaped gorilla? Or a real Bigfoot?!

Moehau Man, New Zealand’s Bigfoot: Fact or Fantasy!? Having grown up here in New Zealand, I never heard of the story of the Moehau Man. Though ask locals from the Coromandel region I am sure you will get a chuckle, maybe a blank stare or even an under-the-breath whispered report. It wasn’t until strange phenomena started taking place in a wild bush area, hard to get in and isolated from the general public that I started researching. There is even a children’s TV show called “ The Moe Show” that is centred around the legend.

The Moe Show, a kids program … “In the Coromandel, on top of Mt. Moehau,
lives a furry monster by the name of Moe!”

There have been a number of sightings reported to the media particularly during the mid 20th century onward. Today there are almost none reported! But that doesn’t necessarily mean there are no sightings just most are not willing to bare the jeering scorn from the public. New Zealand is high up on the list for workplace bullying. There is also a small town mentality here and anyone standing out with a bizarre tale could find themselves the target of gossip.

my own family threatened to disown me, if I continued my pursuit of this man beast!

Treading where fool’s dare, I continued my research into the mystery!

One of my own family even threatened to disown me, if I continued my pursuit of this man beast, and had to defend my interest via the courtroom! By some too that report having seen ghosts and UFO’s! One’s own tribe would banish my own existence for wanting answers.  

But how did such a scorn-worthy topic become a soul stirring battle for the truth? As the saying goes: “where there is smoke, there must be fire.” The smoke of the fire was fanned from oral traditions of Maori history as some of their elders warned of these manimal, giant man-like beings who bore a close association with the American Sasquatch. They gave them names such as: Moehau, Matau, Tuuhourangi, Maero etc. There are hundreds into thousands of various names for these man-like giants around the world. I was only too shocked to learn of by accident while exploring wild, historical, gold areas, of something bizarre taking place. To be honest I had been pretty spooked at the start and wondered if I would become a missing 411! After years of researching and exploring, sometimes at night, mostly alone I was never captured or eaten to my relief. My story here!

One shock to this study was anomalous ufo craft in some of these areas (caught on camera) & the voices in remote areas (some calling my name!). In recent months I have upgrading my audio recording gear. I have a paranormal investigator background and use that to study various phenomena. See my youtube channel for media evidence of what is transpiring!

Listening for anomalous audio among the foothills surrounding Mount Moehau ©Marc Coppell
Is there a Bigfoot UFO connection!? This is a video still of hyper-sonic ufo by Mt. Moehau
Holding a recent pro mic set-up for recording nature (shielded against RF and EMF noise). This set-up can pick up sounds 10 times the distance of a regular mic.

The Maori settled in New Zealand around 1100 AD. They reported encountering these fearsome behemoths in the wild, mountainous, bush regions. They warned early prospectors in the Coromandel gold fields not too explore the bush at night. They reported some of their people had been taken. They mention these beings had sharp talons and ‘ate’ people if someone strayed into the wrong area. My eyebrows arose when I read of familiar sign posts of encounters attributed to Bigfoot in the Americas (which Maori were unaware before the Europeans). Especially stone throwing and screams.

Aerial photo of the Mount Moehau Range ©Marc Coppell

Moehau Man named after Mt. Moehau where it is said they inhabit. The tallest mountain in the region reaching a gusty 892m above sea level. Sacred to the Marutūahu peoples. Some of their revered dead were buried at the summit, including Tamatekapua, chief of the Te Arawa canoe. A place that is ‘tapu’ or sacred, off-limits to outsiders.  Also a place of the Patupaiarehe or fair-skinned fairy people which Archaeologist, Gary Cook, has written of.

It is suggested by some that reports of these gorilla like beings were sightings of an escaped gorilla. In 1924, a mascot gorilla escaped from a ship moored off Waiaro. But that doesn’t account for earlier reports and even accounts of finding giant footprints. Rex Gilroy, Australian Cryptozoologist in the 1990’s reported finding giant fossilized footprints at the Karangahake Gorge in the Coromandel Peninsular. Gorilla’s only live to around thirty-five to forty years old, so any sightings late in the 20th century would negate that and then there are sightings in other parts of the country.

Waiaro, where a mascot gorilla supposedly escaped a ship in 1924, to account for some sightings in the area? ©Marc Coppell

Some of the following encounters I have received personally, some can be found online and some can’t be found elsewhere though I have only posted a few of these. A couple I have had video interviews with (most wont speak openly). I have gotten well over two dozen modern reports of sightings! The reports keep coming! I have omitted some old reports in favour of new sightings.

Australian cryptozoologist/author, Rex Gilroy holds some casts ©Rex Gilroy

In 1903 Large footprints are discovered by gold miners in the Karangahake Gorge district.

1952 © The Taranaki Daily News, Tuesday, 5 February 1952
Press Assoc. Auckland, NZ

“Strange Hairy Creature Reported on the East Coast Believed by some to be a gorilla”

A newspaper rendition of the mysterious Moehau, New Zealand’s Bigfoot

Persistent reports from Coromandel Peninsula say that a strange hairy creature thought by some to be a gorilla lurks at the back of the Waiaro, in the wild bush country of the Moehau Range. When Dr. Roy Norman of Waikawau, and Mr. Douglas Taiwahana of North Auckland, were pig hunting in the area, they said they caught a fleeting glimpse of a hairy man or possible a gorilla running along a bush track. Mr. F. W. Wenzlick of Amadeo Bay, said tonight that about 30 years ago a ship was lying off Waiaro Bay which had a young gorilla as mascot. The animal left the ship and got ashore. Since then there have been repeated rumors of strange occurrences in the hills. Stories deal with night intrusions into camps, dogs bristling and snarling because of a strange presence and mysterious foot-falls in the bush. A hunter, Mr. H. Beazley has found a cave with evidence of a man or beast living under primitive conditions which contained bones of animals presumably eaten raw and collections of shells. It was possible but highly improbably that the “strange hairy being” believe to be lurking in the Moehau Ranges was a gorilla or in fact any species of the ape family, the director, R. W. Roach of the Auckland zoo said tonight. If the strange creature did exist it was more probably a member of the baboon family. He would regard the story as more feasible if someone had discovered footmarks or nest in the tree-tops very much larger than that made by any known bird. Mr. Roach completely discounted any suggestions that the cave that had been discovered by Beazley was likely to have been the home of the creature. All members of the monkey families lived in nests built in the tree tops although they spent most of their time on the ground, he said.

Mount Moehau in the distance, mountain of the fairies and giants ©Marc Coppell

In 1970 campers in the Milford Sound (on the South Island) claim to have fled their camp after being threatened by a big, hairy man-like creature.


In 1971 a ranger in the Nelson Lakes National Park  finds a trail of giant man-like footprints in the snow which lead into a forest.

In 1972, in the Coromandel Range, pig hunters spot a 2 metre hair-covered creature in far-off scrub. Who then uncover large footprints at the location.

In 1976, three men climbed Mount Moehau and camped over night near the summit. Around 2am they were awoken to a strange ‘howl’ that cause them to flee the mountain. One mentioned being a skeptic and said they could not identify what creature made the sound. They are troubled by the encounter to this day.

In 2001,  An intermediate student saw something large and ape-like “…it was during intermediate school that we went on a camp in the Coromandel, I remember it was a four hour hike up to the d.o.c. (Department of Conservation) cabins we were staying in. It was night time and we were doing the rope trail through the bush, we had made it about half way around the rope trail when I saw a large lumbering figure moving along the ridge line, the camp lights were over the hill behind this creature. As it walked along the ridge line it stopped and turned to face me… at the time i assumed it was a teacher dressed up waiting to jump out and scare us.

We made our way along the rope trail and i was anticipating the teacher jumping out but we got to the end of the trail and no fright…

This thing had the same walk as the Patterson footage almost as if it had basket balls under its arms.

It seemed to be inquisitive and remained silent.

At that time i had never heard about the Moehau Man but later on in life when I heard about the moehau man and it being in or around the Coromandel area things seemed to make sense. What did i see?

I can only say i saw a large bi-pedal creature larger than a grown adult in the bush where the Moehau Man is reported to be.

I understand people struggle to believe my story, i have nothing to gain from it only ridicule but i believe i saw something that night.

If it was truly a savage being it could have easily hurt or killed us but it was just quietly watching and observing us.”

In 2018, an experienced hunter and a friend were camping an hour into remote bush in Russell State Forest when something bi-pedal approached their tent in the night, while they were resting and screamed out similar to a human. The hunter told me “This thing that screamed at us sounded out of this world. Even to this day we both wonder what it was. I’ve spent a lot of time in the bush but this things got me scratching my head a bit.”

Waitarere mountain range, West Auckland (A location of several reports, not listed) ©Marc Coppell

In 2021, at Takaka, The Grove as it’s called; A husband and wife were hiking: “Went in for a walk and about quarter of the way up the track I really felt like somebody was watching me and I could hear these noises in the bush really weird noises and there was a real creepy feeling like I was seriously being watched it happened the whole time I was in there, and some parts of it really cold and there was one part where it was really hot in there was heaps and heaps of flies anyway I was thinking about the mohau man it just came to my mind when I heard this noise that sounded like a blooming gorilla it’s hard to explain what the noise was but I thought it was really strange and I just noticed it, it felt like somebody was following me around and you could hear branches breaking in things and then when I got back out to my camper van.

I didn’t want to say anything to my husband cos I thought he would think I was being silly and he went for a walk in there and I heard this massive branch breaking right near the camper huge it sound like a tree being broken actually and he was taking quite a while in there and when he came out he said to me it felt like something was in there watching me all through the place it was really spooky and I was really surprised to hear that from him so we had a conversation about it and I told him about the Moehau Man and how they could be Sasquatch in New Zealand and you know that I read a little bit about it but not too much but it made sense to me because years ago I was in the bush where I went to a clearing we’re all these branches and snapped in half and I didn’t put anything into it at that time…

I asked my husband what the noise was that he heard and he said to me he’s never heard anything like them; they weren’t human noises and they were all different sorts of noise is he could hear it right throughout the track like he was being followed as well”

In 2021, Coromandel (exact location not given)
“I’m still trying to make sense of what happened this morning, so bare with me as I will probably sound completely bonkers here. This morning I was deep in the bush in the Coromandel, middle of fucking nowhere, at least 2.5 hours into my trek.

The only people I saw were contractors cutting the bush back on the sides of the gravel road leading into this particular track.

No other cars parked in the dead end at the start of the track.

I have a habit of hunting rivers for crystals, stones and spending time next to the river deep in the bush away from everything and anything.

This particular walk I ventured about 10 meters off the track to explore the river. I was crouched down, completely silent sifting through stones.  Facing the river with my back to the track, which ran parallel with the river,  I felt the presence of someone, turning around I saw a black figure walking in the direction of the start of the track (keep in mind I’m 2.5 hours up the track) – I found this odd as there were no other vehicles at the start of the track, so where did this person come from as I know that four hours into this hike the track ends and there’s no other connecting tracks or loop? As they walked away I noticed them brush past a large fern branch, which swung rapidly as they went past it, similar to that old “hold the branch and let it go to hit ya mate in the face” trick.

I stood there for a good thirty seconds almost frozen and consumed with a charge of unknown energy. I thought fuck this I’m heading back to the track and getting away from whatever it was. I kept my eyes on the fern for some reason. When I got back to the track, the fern was at least 13ft above the track and I couldn’t reach and grab it (I’m 6″4 with a arm reach upwards of at least 9ft) which tells me that black figure, I saw walk past and body brushing past the fern, was over 12ft tall.

My instant reaction was to head the opposite direction to the “being”, which was deeper into the bush, but after five steps everything was telling me to get the fuck out of the bush. My guides, my soul, my higher self, my guardians, my intuition, my inner, and everything and anything was screaming at me to get the fuck out of there asap, I went into survival mode and conveniently had just found a quartz crystal in the shape of a perfect dagger.

It was a very adrenaline filled dash for the next two hours out of there, and I felt like something was tracking and watching me until the last 15 minutes near the end. At times I thought I wasn’t going to be leaving that bush alive (or at all) or I’d be having the scrap of my life with a 15ft Maero (Moehau).

The track was mud, complete mud and chaos after the recent storms, so I would of seen any other hikers boot prints leaving the track, there were none. What there were though were giant “Pig Type prints” (which I have photos of), minus the two rear prongs of a boar print; but these prints were larger than my hand and went for about 20 metres and dissapeared.

Still trying to make logic of it, I thought if I go fast enough I’ll catch up to the person and it will all make sense, almost running for two hours I saw nobody.

Driving back down the gravel road leaving, I asked the contractors who were sorting the road sides trees; if they had seen anyone drive or walk out… I was the only person who had passed them all day. The track and road are the only way in and out, by foot or vehicle.

I got home and done some research and found articles regarding Moehau Man or did I see a Maero? Part of me feels it was a multi-dimensional “something” due to the way I felt after sighting it and the way it tracked me without noise.

It’s been six hours later and I still feel “shock” and can vividly see the moment. I feel blessed to of witnessed this entity, obviously by accident, but I also feel extremely lucky to be able

I won’t be exposing the exact location because humans being humans will more than likely want to hunt, track, trace and do what humans do to anything of the unknown and hurt it for their own gain.

At first I thought of it as a person, but the more I thought about it, it was tall, dark, and has a huge “hunch” or curved top of their back, but moved smoothly. I saw it for all of three seconds max through the break in the trees between the river and the track. I can’t 100% confirm head shape or look. But I can 100% confirm it was impossible to be a human due to it size and no sign of anyone else entering or leaving the track I was on.”


My Skinwalker Ranch hitchhikers

Marc stands at the southern end near the ranch, known as Southern Vantage. ©Marc Coppell

Finding a strange correlation between ufo’s and Bigfoot

My Skinwalker Ranch ‘hitchhikers‘ & shocking encounters (in the years) following my night observations there were like an earthquake that ricocheted throughout my life. Multiple forms of the phenomena presented themselves on opposite ends of the world. I never had a bigfoot-like encounter until going to the outskirts of Skinwalker Ranch in 2013 (to my surprise & girlfriend) up on UFO hill in the middle-of-the-night (I was there for UFO’s mostly): A heavy rock was thrown by us from the darkness below along with a strange creature sound. At first I thought it was an explosion. That year in early January I had a close encounter with a metallic oblong, tic-tac shaped UFO in the Southern Nevada desert while prospecting. Two strange tall ‘individuals’ checked out my parked car in this remote desert area outside Nelson, Nevada (before living the area in a SUV). I made my way back up and down through the quartz crystal Mars-like landscape, hyperventilating & exhausted after trying to find the location of the silent craft that landed. 

The old front gate leading into the “UFO” ranch (from 2013). Now, concrete barriers were removed and the road sequestered to extend security measures. ©Marc Coppell

He visited the property, where he had a profound encounter with the unknown

George Knapp refers to Dr. James Lacatski from the D.I.A.
or Defence Intelligence Agency

After the shocking encounter, I decided to look for answers in ufology and make a trek to Skinwalker Ranch, the most highly funded scientific study on the paranormal etc. in history of the USA. I joined Las Vegas UFO hunters to go skywatching and learn of others’ sightings. In recent years, revelations have emerged that the US government funded a study into the goings on at the ranch, on UFO’s. The program was called A.A.W.S.A.P. or the Advanced Weapons System Application Program. Investigative Journalist, George Knapp, reveals in an interview with career intelligence analyst and rocket scientist named Dr. James Lacatski  (from the Defence Intelligence Agency or D.I.A.) that it was him, that met with then-owner of Skinwalker Ranch, Robert Bigelow. He “visited the property, where he had a profound encounter with the unknown”. https://www.mysterywire.com/ufo/skinwalkers-inside-the-pentagon/

I already had a background doing paranormal (also personal experiences growing up) investigating so searching for answers was second nature to me. My thirst for answers grew and so did my encounters, some of them even recorded! See some of the UFO’s and hear the strange voices calling me by name from the wilderness as I conduct my research. Finding a strange correlation between ufo’s and Bigfoot as I was capturing craft in historical Bigfoot areas on video. I feel like I am living in an on-going X files episode. In recent months the beings called me to the wild (via ITC electronic communications or instrumental trans-communication), where I have recorded them talking about taking me, some of the voices are very strange. There was a bit of fear on my part but I had not been harmed in-the-past, being in remote areas, where activity had been taking place, including being followed in areas restricted to the general public. They are well aware of what I am engaged in and I have recordings of them asking me to turn off my cameras (heard on the above video). I still managed to record separate audio of the interactions. Welcome to the rabbit hole, I am waiting for cognitive dissonance to manifest now in your mind! 

Searching for the truth https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQYlXyHXIYJEkVa5Hkzscyw

Moehau Man seen today!

New Zealand wilderness is thick and hard to transverse. But not tough enough for Bigfoot.

Moehau Man is not dead!

A startled man contacted me tonight about a sighting of a Moehau Man (or NZ Bigfoot) today on the Coromandel Peninsula while out tramping (hiking). Name withheld.

I’m still trying to make sense of what happened this morning, so bare with me as I will probably sound completely bonkers here.

This morning I was deep in the bush in the Coromandal, middle of fucking nowhere, at least 2.5 hours into my trek. The only people I saw were contractors cutting the bush back on the sides of the gravel road leading into this particular track. No other cars parked in the dead end at the start of the track. I have a habit of hunting rivers for crystals, stones and spending time next to the river deep in the bush away from everything and anything.

This particular walk I ventured about 10 meters off the track to explore the river. I was crouched down, completely silent sifting through stones. Facing the river with my back to the track, which ran parallel with the river,  I felt the presence of someone, turning around I saw a black figure walking in the direction of the start of the track (keep in mind I’m 2.5 hours up the track) – I found this odd as there were no other vehicles at the start of the track, so where did this person come from as I know that four hours into this hike the track ends and there’s no other connecting tracks or loop? As they walked away I noticed them brush past a large fern branch, which swung rapidly as they went past it, similar to that old “hold the branch and let it go to hit ya mate in the face” trick. 

I stood there for a good thirty seconds almost frozen and consumed with a charge of unknown energy. I thought fuck this I’m heading back to the track and getting away from whatever it was. I kept my eyes on the fern for some reason. When I got back to the track, the fern was at least 13ft above the track and I couldn’t reach and grab it (I’m 6″4 with a arm reach upwards of at least 9ft) which tells me that black figure, I saw walk past and body brushing past the fern, was over 12ft tall. 

My instant reaction was to head the opposite direction to the “being”, which was deeper into the bush, but after five steps everything was telling me to get the fuck out of the bush. My guides, my soul, my higher self, my guardians, my intuition, my inner, and everything and anything was screaming at me to get the fuck out of there asap, I went into survival mode and conveniently had just found a Quarts Crystal in the shape of a perfect dagger.

It was a very adrenaline filled dash for the next two hours out of there, and I felt like something was tracking and watching me until the last 15 minutes near the end. At times I thought I wasn’t going to be leaving that bush alive (or at all) or I’d be having the scrap of my life with a 15ft Maero.

The track was mud, complete mud and chaos after the recent storms, so I would of seen any other hikers boot prints leaving the track, there were none. What there were though were giant “Pig Type prints” (which I have photos of), minus the two rear prongs of a boar print; but these prints were larger than my hand and went for about 20 metres and dissapeared. 

Still trying to make logic of it, I thought if I go fast enough I’ll catch up to the person and it will all make sense, almost running for two hours I saw nobody. 

Driving back down the gravel road leaving, I asked the contractors who were sorting the road sides trees; if they had seen anyone drive or walk out… I was the only person who had passed them all day. The track and road are the only way in and out, by foot or vehicle. 

I got home and done some research and found articles regarding Moehau Man or did I see a Maero? Part of me feels it was a multi-dimensional “something” due to the way I felt after sighting it and the way it tracked me without noise.

It’s been six hours later and I still feel “shock” and can vividly see the moment. I feel blessed to of witnessed this entity, obviously by accident, but I also feel extremely lucky to be able.

I won’t be exposing the exact location because humans being humans will more than likely want to hunt, track, trace and do what humans do to anything of the unknown and hurt it for their own gain. 

But if anyone has similar experiences or any input, feel free to join the Korero.

At first I thought of it as a person, but the more I thought about it, it was tall, dark, and has a huge “hunch” or curved top of their back, but moved smoothly. I saw it for all of three seconds max through the break in the trees between the river and the track. I can’t 100% confirm head shape or look. But I can 100% confirm it was impossible to be a human due to it size and no sign of anyone else entering or leaving the track I was on.

Interview with NZ hunter on encounters with Bigfoot ‘moehau’s’

Clint’s property backs up against a mountain range in rural Waima, and is surrounded by wilderness. It appears, Clint is a little afraid at night. He is an experienced hunter and has had from what he reports, years of multiple encounters with New Zealand’s Bigfoot or Moehau’s, one of several names given to them in New Zealand. Clint talks of the dying older generation, of his tribe, who were well aware of these forest giants. Sometimes there were closed door meetings about them in the community.

He says many modern Maori have lost knowledge of them. Though there have been dozens of witnesses who have contacted me, only a few are willing to go on camera. This is one of those interviews, the others are in reserve for the documentary I have been working on…

I have experienced some of what Clint has described as sign posts of interactions from these wild people. My wilderness investigations and recordings are ongoing. See youtube vide below for the interview

Pre-lude to an alien abduction

Using equipment I had used for paranormal investigations (while in the USA) to hunt for Bigfoot & UFO’s after strangeness in the New Zealand bush. Things did not stop but sped up. I asked myself “was I going mad?” but then mics and video recorded some of what I experienced! I then discovered others from NZ who had experienced similar.

Self portrait. ©2021 Marc Coppell
One of multiple footprints found in a remote area with no public access and no pathways. Machete required.
One of my graphics I made for my low budget documentary about my Skinwalker Ranch encounters in 2013. Area 51 of the paranormal. Here I had light anomalies approach my face against the gale force winds that shook my car at night. Documentary here: https://youtu.be/jZs4sVm29s0

I can’t believe I am typing this. Back in early 2013 while living in the USA I had a close encounter with a silver oblong mercury-like craft that was silent and flew through some mountains by Nelson, Nevada. As I was driving out there to go prospecting. I had a strong urge to pull over nearly crashing my car in the process. Something told me to pull over and later lead to a UFO close encounter along with seeing two strange individuals. These tall people around 6 foot or taller were checking out my car and were seen as I was leaving the sighting area. From this point in my life I launched myself into ufology, joining Las Vegas UFO Hunters, going to tinfoil hat conventions and going to places like Skinwalker Ranch pursuing answers for myself. Meeting some interesting people along the way. I did not know the ramifications that had a domino affect richocheting into my life.

Did any the previous paranormal experiences have any connections to the craft I saw, was something going crazy within me? Now years later after over a decade of doing ITC or instrument trans-communication research I am wondering if I made contact. I had used ITC and capturing EVP’s or electronic Voice phenomena in paranormal investigating when I was with a team in Las Vegas. I jumped into fringe science sinking deep to the bottom of awareness. I wondered if the Bigfoot phenomena were some how connect to anomalous craft seen around the world? As I explored remote bush areas seeking answers to the strange footprints, wild structures, voices, stone clacking, wood knocks etc. I wondered where it was going to lead. When I realised that these beings had reached out to me even here back in 2015 after returning to my home country my jaw about fell off. A shocking message received during a paranormal investigation in Auckland City of all places. During a shielded Sangean spirit box session a message repeated “Accept the Bigfoot people, big people..” https://youtu.be/ekHweu4CcIA

Area 51 warning sign ©2021 Marc Coppell

I decided to wear POV GoPro sports cameras and on body audio recorders trying to document the strange voices and calls I heard in areas that are very hard to access for the public, wild thorny areas were I could easily lose my direction. After years of doing this I decided to try and use I.T.C. to get insight into what was really going on in these wild areas. Old Maori legends would talk of these Bigfoot-like giants of which there are several names. I was being invited by whatever was concealing itself from modern humans. My audio from last Friday is a testament to something very bizarre going on. Was I going to meet these beings? I heard footfalls and strange voices in a wild area where there are no tracks. Voices talk of taking me on their ship, about taking seamen, calling my name and trying to reassure me that they would not kill me. Listen to a small fraction of the audio here (from podcast): https://youtu.be/AUy-BxCsVCI I had been using a professional wildlife mic shielded from radio and electro-magnetic interference.

a message repeated “Accept the Bigfoot people, big people..”

Article from Stuff regarding my cryptic cryptid quest.

Pursuing the anomalous calls

From paranormal research, to Bigfoot and encounters with craft, this investigation is going something! I’ve got my machete and slashing through the foliage to the truth…

I want answers. I am climbing over the barbed wire fence in my mind… regards, from Marc, the sheep that looked up. What is it to be part of the tribe called humanity? Progress and discovery is made by dreamers and explorers, unafraid of the masses and their varied opinions.
Does science know all that there is?

like out of a Steven Spielberg movie!

I find myself being lead to a precipice of discovery, in league with something, like out of a Steven Spielberg movie! Almost a week ago, I got over a hundred different messages from the field in one morning. I am being pulled back again (asked to return, from repeated audio ITC). Not sure what will happen next as I step into the darkness, and what I will find? Thus, feeling I am prepared for what has been drawing me in and that is ‘them’. They did not spend years of making contact for nothing on their end. I was warned of my father, about to pass. I wondered about inter-dimensional beings or/and I am dealing with advanced tech. Their accents are different to other english speakers, I have lived around in various parts of the world. I wondered why the I.T.C. messages started going through major changes in recent years. Now it seems I rarely get messages of ‘help me’ ghostly messages, rather an advanced civilisation who has been watching me intently. I am glad I have a number of recordings to show myself that I am not experiencing an acute form of mental illness.

I do not know their relationship to the Bigfoot people, as I am sure most of you (that have been following me, and my you tube channels) heard that astounding message, that I received in 2015 after some 20 years in the USA. I have wondered if there was some follow-on affect from Skinwalker Ranch. Some warn me that they could be the Zetas and out to harm me in some way, though they have had ample opportunity to do that including being in dense wilderness alone at night with no fast escape and one way out.

I remember as a teen walking down the stairs at night, in a poltergeist breakout in our home in the 80’s

I remember as a teen walking down the stairs at night, in a poltergeist breakout in our home in the 80’s, wondering what I was going to face approaching a series of windows (hard-to-budge open normally,) slamming reverberating throughout the whole house. A real-life horror story! My mother was behind me. We fled the house taking my baby sister at-the-time that Sunday night. A variety of other haunting type phenomena had been taking place, of which even a neighbour witnessed, while over for dinner. But what is happening here is very different. I did not begin this endeavour to hide from the truth. Little clues have turned up along the way and using my years of experience dealing with beings from other realms, both good, bad and in-between, I am hoping my instincts to be right in this quest. One of the big clues have been having something walking up to me that I could not see though they made a lot of noise, in this bush area, restricted to the general public. Also some very strong emotions that have hit me from a outer intelligence while in a dense, wild bush area. As an empath I am not used to something this powerful.

I was asked to turn off my cameras last time. The what’s and why’s are surfacing in my mind… One of the ‘spirit’ beings (I will call ‘spirit’ for simple terms,) I call Mathew, is giving me an audio commentary of them ‘arriving’ to the area. He claims to travel with ‘the UFO’ on audio (which I have played in past podcasts). I cannot see him at all and his voice comes through so strong that it blows out the audio. No one is around but me. The mic is also picking up momentarily, a loud humming sound, that could be mechanical as I face this wild unforgiving mountain and my quest for serious answers to what is transpiring and reverberated in my personal life.

If you have not heard some of the voices from my strange wilderness recordings, I recommend you do and ask, “do all these voices sound normal hikers, or like a stray radio transmission?” (listen to my recent podcasts-link at the top “youtube video link”. If something earth shattering happens will they allow me to film some ‘proof’ to bring back for the naysayers?

Glimpse of something unearthly (not from here)

There is something beyond the law of averages with the results, occurring from the years of research. In my latest podcast you will see footage of something from somewhere else. I had to slow it down to be viewable as these ‘craft’ move incredibly fast. You will hear more contact voices attesting to their presence in an upcoming new podcast. They even call themselves “aliens”. I have wondered for years where the Bigfoot people start and where is the link between “them” and these vehicles that represent something truly unusual or are the beings separate? I received a communication in 2015 that repeated the phrase “Accept the Bigfoot people” in a strange voice.

I have wondered who are these mysterious beings in my itc (instrumental trans-communication) sessions and will I ever know for myself? It seems the answers are unfolding in incredible ways resulting in various phenomena, some of which is captured on my recorders. Will this result ultimately in face-to-face contact? There is a price to pay when one does supposed kooky research in to the anomalous because people will give you that funny look, friends and family may stop talking to you. You are sampling the tip of the green iceberg with me! They are well aware of us and our ‘intentions’. In new audio from this wild area I am slowly getting answers to what is going on (new audio to be played). Watch the video link below to see the craft in the podcast…

https://youtu.be/z-i0Pzr89OY

They even call themselves “aliens”

People like Dr. Koustantive Raudive and Professor Ernst Senkowski, along with many others have conducted research into communication with other realms. Even receiving contacts from ‘beyond’, be it images and audio of the departed and even subtle worlds accessed only in a non-physical way. Though these contacts can made made with electronic and other means not necessarily using psychics.

Dr. Konstantine Raudive experimenting with various communication devices, as seen above

In this video I use a Hack Shack radio surrounded by foil to help shield from normal broadcasts.

Jim Birchall interviews me about my experiences over by Skinwalker Ranch in 2013

Radio interview in East Auckland
Front Gate protected by concrete barriers in 2013.

I went to Skinwalker Ranch armed with a bag full of ghost hunting cameras. I went there hoping to get a ‘UFO’ on camera. What I got was different light anomalies and a possible Bigfoot like encounter on UFO Hill (known by to locals).
This place is the Area 51 of the paranormal. Some claim books and stories were made up to sell books and to hype up the place.
I spoke to local tribe spiritual man, Larry Cesspooch, who told me stories of what had gone on including a saucer sighting early in the morning. Numerous people saw this craft, some on the way to their sweat ceremony. Speaking to a local professional who did not want to be identified told me some of the youth that saw the craft were left traumatised and troubled.

Robert Bigelow’s aerospace plant—North Las Vegas

The people there are generally reserved to outsiders. I was fortunate to be allowed in.
Some of the light anomalies approached me very quickly against gale force wind doing a ninety degree turn in front of my face. I suspect that I have got the closest footage of any anomaly from there on camera.
In the following recent years back in my home country of New Zealand, I was to capture on camera, what have been seen by various professionals over the decades including pilots, policeman and military personal. The silver saucer like fast moving craft that make no noise and have capabilities unmatched in our time.

A shot of what some report seeing in the skies.

New Zealand’s Mighty Moehau Man (Bigfoot)—my awakening!

Moehau Mountain range. It was here in 2017 I captured a number of UFO’s, also place of NZ’s bigfoot
Does a mid-air flip at Mach 3 plus on video!

My enigmatic journey into the bigfoot world began on the outskirts of Skinwalker Ranch in 2013. It was on UFO hill that strange creatures sounds were recorded including a large rock thrown next to us from the deep darkness beneath the starry sky. Up until that time I did not have a pro-active interest in bigfoot and not until I realised after reviewing recordings what I probably had an encounter with! Some two years later during a ghost box ITC session in the Guardian Building in Auckland city that repeated a phrase “Accept the Bigfoot People, big people” (repeated radio spatter?) (see video). After being away from the lush greenery of Aeoteoroa or New Zealand for nearly two decades, I was keen to explore wild New Zealand and hear the wildlife. What was about to enter my life would open my mind to what the Maori people had been talking about for centuries, the wild men of the bush and forests of New Zealand.

I had been searching for New Zealand’s illusive Bigfoot known as Matau, Maero, Tuuhourangi, Taongina, Rapuwai and Moehau or Moehau Man (around the world there are hundreds of names). Named after Moehau Mountain where some of them are supposed to reside according to Maori legend. This is the highest peak among the Coromandel ranges on New Zealand’s North Island. I was to discover that they sought me out and let me know it! With multiple heavy bi-pedal approaches, strange footprints in remote  hard-to-reach places, strange structures, voices in a strange language, wood knocks, stone tapping, feelings of being followed and watched etc. I was pretty scared and wondered what on earth was going on out there. Before these strange encounters I had no idea that New Zealand has its own big foot! It was after some research I slowly put the pieces together.

I was to discover that they sought me out and let me know it!

See my video showing some new prints I discover along the wild way

Referencing early Maori, many important chiefs, including Tamatekapua of Te Arawa, are buried on its (Mt. Moehau) summit, a sacred place for those of the Marutūahu Maori tribe. There are several animal and plants that are unique to this mountain range. Known also a magical place that had fairy-like little people or ‘Patupaiarehe’ (among other names) by Maori. The highest point is private property and off-limits to outsiders. Here also lies what could be an ancient trig Celt stone (indicating a possible unreported historical past of New Zealand).

Maori described these ape-like wild men that lived in the bush, that they were “Terrible creatures, half man, half animal.” Interesting to note that these creatures according to them would throw rocks to scare people away. Most familiar with Bigfoot lore know that throwing rocks is part of their nature in other countries too. These manimal creatures were said also to have sharp talons that would kill and eat anyone that ventured into their habitat. Local Maori warned early prospectors about going into the bush alone. It is thought that perhaps one of these had killed a prospector, whose headless partially devoured body was discovered in the Martha Mine region in 1882. Also the body of a woman with a broken neck who had been dragged from her shack.

During the 20th century various discoveries of larger-than-normal footprints in the Coromandel region. Also a sighting of a hairy man-like beast had frightened campers in 1970, which screamed and threw rocks. In 1972, a hunter in the Coromandel ranges witnessed a hairy naked man-like creature, about 6 foot tall, moving along a gully. Of which prints were discovered.

Some suggest that sightings are of an escaped mascot gorilla that escaped a ship anchored near Wai Aro in 1924. But this does not account for earlier sightings. There are no bears in New Zealand which might be mistaken for a Bigfoot in other countries.

It’s been decades since the last reported (via mainstream media) sighting of an ape-like creature in the New Zealand Coromandel region and seems an actual sighting for me is highly unlikely though what has my camera picked up in the research area? From research I have learnt that sightings in North America are ongoing and frequent and that there are also islands that have them. Bigfoot also have classic tree structures in areas where they habitat. Bigfoot is seen across the globe though they have various names. Even in neighbouring country Australia, they have what the aborigines call “Yowie”. Some researcher Facebook groups report there are frequent encounters over there too. I thirsted for this special knowledge of the Sasquatch people. Who are they? Are they really dangerous to people? Are they inter-dimensional beings, sometimes being associated with UFOs (I had captured silver saucer craft on video doing around Mach 3 around Mt Moehau) and other strange lights. Leaving solitary prints.

My research took me to people like you tube’s, Sasquatch Ontario. Mike Patterson reports being given weaved gifts and marbles etc. He has built a relationship with. Discovering their names and even recording their vocalizations and spoken “WORDS”. He indicates that they can even come through walls like a ghost! (this also been my recent experience!) See my podcast interview with him on youtube.

As I run a youtube channel in recent months some have contacted me here in New Zealand to let me they too have had experiences with the Moehau. One lady even told me that a bigfoot followed her and her kids in their car from the Waitakere Ranges (West of Auckland) though refused to be interviewed further about the sighting. I have heard from law enforcement and hunters as well as others. One SKEPTIC told me in the 70’s himself and a small group had climbed Mount Moehau and slept until the early hours of the morning only to be awoken by a strange terrifying howl, that sent them packing “AT PACE” down the mountain. Though with the small town mentality of New Zealand many are too afraid that if they speak openly it may affect their opportunities for advancement in jobs and what their peers may think of them (this sounds like the UFO world.)

Nathan Reo, who ran a successful you tube channel, “Utah Sasquatch”, had some sightings and found many tracks and wood structures. He has been successful where some others haven’t in finding their actual habitat. Many structures are made with very heavy logs and branches many of which would be very hard to replicate by humans without using heavy duty machines, cranes and trucks all out in isolated hard to reach terrain up on mountain plateaus. They also apparently make simple hideouts and have fall back positions. They are master hunters and masters of concealment.

Nathan uses his military experience to analyze Sasquatch’s strategies to stay hidden, alive and away from humans. He shows bigfoot prints of over 15″ in their forest highways. He reports their logic which has keep them successfully hidden for centuries. In a area with Sasquatch you might find tree litter criss (not dead felled trees) crossing. They weave branches together like fences to help funnel prey into a coral region. Criss-crossing. They prefer living in areas like the military crest that allows them to observe what is going on around them, move to and easily defend themselves. They need to be close to fresh water and close to food sources.
In their areas you might hear woops, knocks, find wallows, have rocks thrown at you (like I did near Skinwalker.) Although different to humans he says they do appear to like living on flat surfaces even if it is a plateau on a mountain. He encourages people to research for areas where they live. Film what you see. He said they are everywhere.

The New Zealand areas may be no different. I decided that I would employ Nathan’s method for finding bigfoot habitation here. The terrain here in New Zealand is very rugged. The New Zealand bush areas in the wild are thick and not easy to transverse. The thick green bush does allow for great concealment though this may not be necessary since I have been approached and have not been able to see them at all! Others have reported the same phenomenon. Is this a trait of bigfoot or something else?

I have spent many hours in my research area outside of Auckland, sometimes in the dead of night. I have not been harmed by anything and they could have easily taken me. With their speed, strength and various abilities, I would not have stood a chance if they had been aggressive and wanted me dead. Could there be some that are? I can’t say but they weren’t toward me. There are field researchers around the world who report similar interactions as me without being harmed.

As I am well acquainted with the Sherman Skinwalker Ranch story. I suspect that some of what happened to the Shermans could be attributed to bigfoot though not necessarily all the phenomena was. My instrumental transcommuncation sessions revealed that some of what happened there was due to Bigfoot or as they called “Apes”. There are two opposing groups as to what Bigfoot is whether it is inter-dimensional ‘woo’ or a human ape-like creature with excessive strength and cunning. I hope can gain their trust as I interact with them further.

The footprints I have found have varied in size, some are massive and some are small. Found in an area that has a lot of black berry, gorse and the menacing cutty grass (Carex coriacea)—this plant is sharp like a razor blade! Honestly who would walk barefoot in an off-the-track area with obnoxious plants, surrounded by hazardous steep cliffs and thick foliage with the occasional deadly cyanide possum bait stations along with scaling barbed wire fences in some parts? A menacing place to get to with only the duly determined adventurer to discover. Being fairly athletic helped me explore. A gem to discover in the darkness of night were communities of glow worms that live a long the creek bank.

NOTE: I was using a POV go pro in a watertight case. I had a seperate external mic for sound though it picks up my movement etc. (not ideal but best I could do at the time.) The post zoomed-in footage was done in software because it was a passive small camera. I had no time to pull out the bigger video cameras in this segment.

Best listened through headphones. You can hear the movement etc. I have had interactions in this area several times already including bi pedal footsteps approaching then nothing. Here they are banging on a tree twice to get my attention. They then shook the tree. Listen for electronic voice phenomena in this as well. Also I shout ‘whoop’ three times and I get a fourth (quieter than me) ‘whoop’ back in response that is not me or an echo! Listen carefully to the audio with headphones.

The general public does not know about this area. There are geographical features that make it an ideal hide away. It is hard to find/get to. In the dozen or so times I have been here I have never come across any other people. I have gotten tree knocks, found interesting structures, gotten ‘samurai chatter,’ evp’s and strange solitary foot prints.

This is what I believe to be happening. They know I’m coming through their today. I brought with me treats for them. They knock on the tree twice and shake it to let me know they are there. If you listen through headphones (recommended) you can hear the snaps etc. The ground was very slippery and made it pretty hazardous on the slopes.

I made three whoop sounds but there is a fourth one which is not me (heard through ear phones).

I did not notice any birds from the tree area with the movement. Can you see anything/hear anything else? Post it. In New Zealand we have no bears or monkeys.