Tuesday, November 8, 2016

How You Can Help in the Black Panther Project : Cameras Needed

Faithful followers,

I want to thank all of you for following and reading my musings, opinions and findings here on the Texas Cryptid Hunter blog. Despite the fact that my postings have been sporadic (that’s putting it mildly) and do not occur as often as years past, the reach of the blog continues to grow. I am both thrilled and humbled by this and want to thank each of you that stops by from time to time.

I also want to make an appeal to you…

As even casual readers of the blog know, I am deeply interested in the “black panther” phenomenon. I regularly investigate sightings, speak to witnesses and take sighting reports of these anomalous, large, long-tailed cats that are not supposed to exist. I have posted game cameras across the state at different times but, so far, have not been able to capture that conclusive photo that would prove – to me at least – that these cats exist. Over the years, my ability to put out game cameras has become more limited. Floods, age, normal wear and tear and theft have taken a huge toll on my camera arsenal. I am now down to only three working units. I have at least four property owners who claim to have had sightings of large black cats who are open to my posting cameras on their property. I just do not have enough cameras to do this.

Here comes the appeal…

Let me be clear, I AM NOT ASKING FOR MONEY. What I am asking is, if you have a game camera sitting in the top of your closet, out in the storage shed or on a shelf in the garage collecting dust, would you consider donating your camera to me for use in the black panther project? It would be put to good use and allow me to rebuild my camera arsenal much faster than I otherwise could.

Please understand, I cannot guarantee the safe return of your camera. As outlined above, floods, age, normal wear and tear and theft are distinct possibilities. That being the case, it would be best if you would consider the camera a true donation that would become my property upon receipt. I would like to honor any donors by identifying the camera using your name. Any photos it captured would be credited to the appropriate donated camera.

If you have a camera that you are interested in donating, please contact me via email at Texascryptidhunter@yahoo.com.



1 comment:

  1. Mike, I have been a forester for nearly 40 yrs. I have had the pleasure of seeing 5 "black cats" cka Black Panthers here in the SW portion of Arkansas. I reside here in Hope, Ar. but worked in numerous surrounding counties, and witnessed 3 in Hempstead Co. and 2 in Nevada Co. I have also seen plenty of prints, knowing they were cats simply because they showed no claws as a canid would. I naturally did not have a camera or plaster material to take print copies. I would not expect you to take my word alone w/o positive proof of what I speak of, only that I have witnessed just about all types of flora and fauna in the Ark-La-Tex area....Any other sighting I will be happy to forward to you as now I carry a camera w/ me in my vehicle.
    Mike Johnson ret. forester