Latest Entries »

In the past…

Okay gang, we’ve been working here very hard to dispel hoaxes and separate fact from fiction…

Some of the things in the past we’ve dispelled some myths that have hit television:

  • In the 1990’s A&E Ancient Mysteries documentary on Bigfoot, (hosted by the late and legendary Leonard Nimoy), longtime and respected (by myself included) Bigfoot researcher Henry Franzoni stated that “Ape Canyon,” was named after the 1924 Fred Beck incident, in which a group of hunters had rocks and boulders thrown upon their hunting cabin, resulting to Beck allegedly killing one of the creatures. In truth, “Ape Canyon,” was named after the “St. Helen’s Apes,” a youth collective (similar to the Boy Scouts) which used to explore, hike and frolic upon this canyon and discovered Ape Cave in the 1950’s, later named after their collective which had been organized in the 1880’s.
  • “Let’s get one thing clear straight-away: there have never been any apes in the Ape Caves. Sorry. The name comes from the first of Mount St. Helens’ four major eruptive stages and was bestowed upon the caves by an outdoor group called the Mount St. Helens Apes.”




  • Dispelling an ABC news report in 2003, mixing up and combining the story of the Patterson Gimlin Film and the Ray Wallace Wooden Footprint find. In 2003 ABC news had reported that the Patterson Gimlin Film was a hoax because on his deathbed in 2002 he confessed to the film being fake. Completely misinformation. As a matter of fact, Wallace never admitted to ANY hoaxing. His family found a pair of “Stompers”", aka wooden Bigfoot feet in his shed after he passed away. Did he make the famous 1958 Jerry Crew tracks which coined the term “Bigfoot” up?  There seems to be a difference.


Right: The Jerry Crew Cast, Center: The Wallace Stomper, Left: Blue Creek Mountain Track


When looking at the three above it becomes apparent which one was a Wallace print and which one was not. Forensically it is easy to see, granted the stomper is a right foot and the track is a left. The sad news is in regards to the ABC news foul up, I received a response when I complained, that if they were wrong they would print a retraction, and despite sending them numerous references, they never followed up. So much for accuracy in the news.

Of course we don’t have time to correct all the inaccuracies that the media may kick out, but some of the major ones. we want to correct and do our best to uphold some semblance of truth before misnomers and lies do indeed become the truth.

This information needs to be repeated every so often because of the constant influx of new people.

Hence the reason why a hoaxer is allowed to dupe a whole other group of researchers for a second time, using an old Frank Hansen stunt. (Bodies and bringing a phony on tour is no sign of originality.)

“A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get it’s pants on.”

                                                                                                                      – Winston Churchill

So why were people so angry at “Bigfoot Captured?”

Unlike Animal Planet’s Mermaid “Documentary,” and Megladon “Documentary” that appeared on Discovery Channel, at the beginning of this History Channel “documentary,” it clearly stated that some portions of the film have been “dramatized.”

bigfoot captured main

The captured “Bigfoot,” from the false documentary “Bigfoot Captured.”

Well I will explain why.

  • First:


                  verb (used with object), dramatized, dramatizing.

                           1. to put into a form suitable for acting on a stage.

                          2. to express or represent vividly, emotionally, or strikingly:

                  verb (used without object), dramatized, dramatizing.

                         3. to express oneself in a dramatic or exaggerated way.



In this case I thing the director of the documentary got the word “dramatized”  with the word FICTIONALIZED.



                  verb (used with object), fictionalized, fictionalizing.

                               1. to make into fiction; give a somewhat imaginative or fictional version of.


  • Second, the film isn’t clear what is documentary and what is an act. For example, is Kelly Shaw’s experience; made up or real? Many people think the former not the latter. If you ask him I am sure he will tell you different. And that’s just the first problem.

  • Third, people could misconstrue Dr. Meldrum’s or any of the real researchers part as fiction as well. Dr. Meldrum has publicly stated his distaste for the outcome of the production, and he is so very right in so much as when you sign on to do a documentary or program, what they tell you or what the outcome of production is, you have very little say. Sounds to me like they soft balled the pitch to him.


  • Fourth it causes the public to believe wrong things about this mystery. The confusion was so bad it forced to comment on it:

“While the program started with a brief disclaimer stating that Breaking History: Bigfoot Captured featured "some dramatization" and ended with credits listing various actors who pretended to be Bigfoot hunters, the episode was presented in documentary form and therefore fooled a number of viewers into believing that a Bigfoot creature had actually been captured during the process of filming.”


    • Fifth, It puts all future documentaries in doubt. How would you like to put out a class A documentary and full of 100% source checked facts, only not to be believed or accused of faking stuff because of productions like this? I wouldn’t that’s for sure, but that’s what we’re up against now. 


    • Sixth and finally the dishonesty of the “documentary” continues even today on the show’s webpage do they lie by stating the following describing the program with a smear of dishonesty,  

    “Bigfoot is America’s most legendary creature, and has always inspired more questions than answers. Could something resembling a massive man-ape really be roaming forests and hiding in the shadows undetected? Whether you believe in Bigfoot or not, there’s something provocative about the idea that we could be living with an unseen monster. But what if one day we did more than catch a glimpse of one? What if we captured the creature? This two-hour special, compiled by a director who traveled the world looking for proof Bigfoot actually exists, takes an unexpected turn when a Sasquatch capture is caught on camera. What happens when what most of us think is fiction becomes fact? And what does it mean for us all if the creature really is out there.”




    No disclaimer on the site of any “dramatization.”

    The Center for Media and Social Impact describes itself as,

    “…an innovation incubator and research center that creates, studies, and showcases media for social impact. Focusing on independent, documentary and public media, the Center bridges boundaries between scholars, producers and communication practitioners across media production, media impact, public policy, and audience engagement.”



    What they say in one of their surveys about documentaries put out to filmmakers recently is not surprising,


    “At the same time, many of the filmmakers surveyed spoke of commercial pressures, particularly in the cable business, to make decisions they believed to be unethical. The trend towards faster and cheaper documentaries and the “assembly line” nature of work has proven challenging to filmmakers’ understanding of their obligations to subjects in particular. They also blurred the line between traditional documentary, reality, and hybrid forms. These developments often troubled documentarians…Filmmakers also face pressure to inflate drama or character conflict and to create drama where no natural drama exists. They may be encouraged to alter the story to pump up the excitement, the conflict, or the danger.”



    It is very obvious there is no easy solution as reality television, which includes documentaries evolves. Let us hope this hybrid type dies a quick death. We all thought it did a couple of years ago with those prior phony documentaries, but it once again reared its head with one twist: This time it used real people to foster their “dramatization.”


    And finally… another LNP slip?

    We recently outlined some of the problematic things with Linda Sue’s (Linda Newton-Perry aka Ms. Sparkles) “Miller Document,” indicative of many of her other hoaxes: For example,

    • “ESP’s” Bigfoot pic which they named, “Big Clyde.” Clyde was the name of the Orangutan in Clint Eastwood’s “Every Which Way But Loose” and “Every Which Way You Can.” Strangely when we found the actual people LNP was using pics for as the “ESP” team, they tended to a bull by the name of “Big Jake.”


    • The ESP member Hank Parchell. In the first picture put out by the ESP Team it was easily identified as an inverted photo cap of the Bigfoot used in the 1977 movie, “Sasquatch, The Legend of Bigfoot.” In that movie there was a character named Hank Parshall.











    Thanks to one of my Facebook friends, Carson Hopper, we now may know LNP got some of her names..


    Left: A calling to her alleged “posters” for help to verify claims. On right

    In the past especially with her ESP Team and Big Clyde/Sasquatch:Legend of Bigfoot debacles where LNP plead help from “Bill Emery’s” friend “Marcy” for help Here was see LNP asking help by these otherwise anonymous folks, for help regarding he Miller / Wentworth scam.

    Well here’s the synopsis of “A Year of Novembers.”



    The protagonist of this self published author, (the Perry’s are also self published) is named Sophia Alcaster.

    Well it seems LNP is sticking to her patterns or just yet another coincidence that seems to keep popping up around all things Bigfoot Ballyhoo. We should call it, “Bigfoot Baloneyhoo.” We’ll keep digging and letting you know more here!!!

    Till Next Time,


    As the fall sneaks in…let the ballyhoo begin!!!

    Yes folks, there seems to be some buzz about the so called “Miller Document.” This document alleges that H.A. Miller had some sort of experience in examining Sasquatch bodies both in Texas and California.

    First lets consider the source of the “document.” It comes from the Bigfoot Ballyhoo blog. Yep Linda Newton Perry and yet another female “informant” with no last name and a bunch of made up internet bloggers which give their “comments” saying how dear Sophia is telling the truth.

    Well not so fast there LNP… we’ve seen the same behavior years ago with the infamous allegations that Oregon was taking Driver’s Licenses away from people reporting Sasquatch. This was debunked by David Paulides via the Freedom of Information Act.


    Of course there was the infamous ESP team and their trail cam pic. Turning out to be a lousy photo shop of a screen cap of the 1976 movie, The Legend of Sasquatch.


    Again all of these are backed or reported by usually woman giving only their first names, and never once has a video or voice recording of any of these folks been made. Much of LNP’s antics and support of fraudulent stories can be found here on the Hall of Shame Page.

    So far this is what we have found out…and believe me we are paying attention to her again.

      • The photo used is genuine.
      • FES-Class-of-1930-browser


      • H.A. Miller MD, Ph.D existed. But the one suggested graduated Forestry and Med School long before 1930.



      • H.A. Miller did not graduate Harvard Medical School.

      We know this because the alumni association commemorates every passed on member. There were two deceased Millers which graduated Harvard Medical School that passed on, but none were H.A.

      Class of 1940-1949 Memoriams

      Richard C. Miller
      Died February 27, 2003

      Harry H. Miller
      Died September 21, 1997


      None of which fit. What it appears that information between the two has been confused. The Miller that existed in the early 1900’s was a MD (who obtained his MD in Pennsylvania) with a Ph.D, however it appears that the one in the picture was just an M.A. in Forestry. Remember that it’s because of the MD that all this Bigfoot involvement took place.

      Another interesting note is in the narrative itself.

      First we hear his graduation dates regarding forestry very specific;

      “I completed an additional year in Forestry science and graduated in 1930 with an A.B. from Yale University and an M.F. in 1931 (M.F. is a Master of Science in Forestry).”

                                                                                                            The Miller Document

      However when it comes to the Medical Degree, it is non-specific. A sign an interrogator looks for in an untruth.

      “Graduating from Harvard medical school (Harvard) in the early 1940s…”

                                                                                                            The Miller Document

      Given the information from the Alumni Association Memoriams, there are cracks just in the first few hours of looking at this document. Remember a good liar mixes truth and lies. The fact that there are lies present, considering the reputation of the source of the document, this is pretty easy one to say it’s a crock. Move on to more productive things and don’t try to use this as evidence.

      We’ve seen LNP spin yarns about an alleged dead person by the name of Dale Saxton before. Of course we found the REAL Dale Saxton, but he had passed on years previous. In her story he dies. But below you see some of her fine work. On the Left is her blog, with “Special Guest Blogger,” and on the right, the picture I discovered on a logging site, which not surprisingly did not mention Dale Saxton.



      Again, LNP’s antics can be found here on the Hall of Shame Page.


      New “playah” falls on his face.

      Okay gang let me introduce to you to James “JC” Hayes… he likes to make up Bigfoot stories and conspiracy theories and then pass off old photo caps (which were probably hoaxed in the first place) and try to claim them as his own.


      Unfortunately, he thought he was smarter than me, and found out who the Squatchdetective exactly is.

      Read all about it including audio and video at the Squatchdetective Hall of Shame Page.


      I’m back


      Till Next Time,


      Yep it’s been a while. That’s because it’s summer and I tend to work a lot, and this year had the added bonus of a couple of new events.

      We did a preliminary scout on a piece of private property and several years of experiences by a family. So this month we go full tilt on the investigation so stay tuned!

      Just recently we have just turned up another case in Vermont!

      Things that go bump in the night!

      First was the Boonies International Film Festival in Warren, Pa., where a documentary I was featured in debuted.



      From left to right: Peter Weimer, Steve Kulls, Mark Robineault, Joseph Glarner

      The documentary, I’ve Seen Bigfoot, debuted to a great crowd, on both the sneak peek night at the Alleghany Outfitters and at the Struthers Library Theater in Warren.

      CaptureMe on the big screen and in Hi-Def with a Dolby Sound system.  


      The film was from the witnesses’ perspective and is not your typical “debate” documentary. The soundtrack made the film was awesome and at times it makes you feel the palpable nervousness of some of the witnesses.

      It will debuting on DVD and Blu-Ray and available for purchase at the Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo October 24th, 2015. 

      Things that go bump in the night, part two!

      Next stop on the summer tour, was ScareFest8 in Lexington, Kentucky, where yours truly was honored to be a speaker on my favorite topic of Sasquatch. It’s always great to speak to folks who aren’t in “the know” as many of us are or may not follow the topic as closely as some.


      Great turnout for the “Bigfoot: Before Your Eyes” presentation I gave at ScareFest8.


      It was nice having all seats filled and a few on the floor in back, knowing there were three other presentations going on at the same time. This shows, despite what we may think as the Bigfoot research community, the general public is still hungry for the topic.


      From left to right: With Fact or Faked’s Ben Hansen, with Expedition Unknown’s Josh Gates and finally at the booth just prior to opening the doors on the last day.

      I did get to catch Ben Hansen’s presentation. He’s the former FBI agent that heads up the team on SyFy’s Fact or Faked: The Paranormal Files. He spoke about profiling hoaxers and hoaxing.

      Ben also ended his presentation about body language and facial expressions and how it would appear our President may have been fibbing or holding back when asked about UFO’s on the Jimmy Kimmel show. Fascinating stuff!

      I enjoyed my conversations with Ben, and also a couple with Josh Gates from The Travel Channel’s: Expedition Unknown.

      For those who know me well enough, I am also a Co-founder of a Paranormal group, and of course at the conclusion of ScareFest8 on Sunday we were treated to an impromptu one hour investigation to Bobby Mackey’s Music World.

      Memory Lane…

      Before the return home I took a quick detour to an old site famous site. A drive by the site of the Erickson Project in Kentucky, where the infamous “pancake eater” video came from.

      Details of exact location of course will be omitted. And the pictures have been altered to avoid any direct connection to the actual property.

      The house no longer looks like a research project house, but was a little surprised to see the old trailer still there. It now has the appearance of a quaint country home. Out of respect for the owners, I didn’t get out and knock, nor walk around and gawk. Just a quick two drivebys.



      Of course the original owners the property claimed after they sold the property to Mr. Erickson’s property company, that the Sasquatch followed them to their new house, and were trying to get researchers to pay up for some action there, unbeknownst to Mr. Erickson via their cousin, who coincidentally tried calling a research colleague of mine, with offers when the “Erickson Project” film was trying to be released. Oh what a tangled web.

      A slight change of pace…

      If you’ve noticed a change of pace in me the past couple of years its for good reason. There has been tons of negativity in the research community over the last year. It seems when people don’t have a DNA project to kick around, someone claiming to shoot a Sasquatch or two, a buffoon yelling for Snapple, or a dope tripping over his own two feet because he’s wearing cowboy boots, and for that matter some crazy lady that looks like the “Marge” character on meth there seems to be a battle between critical thinking, the Paranormalists (aka Woo) and flesh & blood folk.

      So here is some truth and parody…

      Stinking Thinking

      See the critical thinkers, think so much they find fault with everything so nothing is real and EVERYTHING gets shot down. These are the same folks that say we need science, but when science is applied, suddenly opinion takes precedence. Let’s change it to what it is…scofticism.

      I get not seeing Jesus in the grilled cheese sandwich…I just don’t get all the casual dismissals. How bout some critical thinking on critical thinking. I think that would be in order. Or at least some critical thinking, on how to fix critical thinking from becoming the exact opposite of critical thinking. Don’t ya think?

      On a serious note,  you CAN be a critical thinker without being a skeptic. Hell I always do that on investigations and analysis. It’s called keeping an open mind. It’s to the point though that people are infiltrating groups where they do not belong…example scoftics with the critical thinkers. And then the defense is, “oh it’s just critical thinking.” No it’s not critical thinking, its scofticism and its bullshit in many cases.

      Moderation folks…moderation and it needs to be combined with an open mind, fairness and even at times compassion.  


      Pardon me that the Chattanooga Woo Woo?

      The “Woo” folks think so much they’ve come up with creative ways to say they’ve seen Bigfoot, or explain that why us super intelligent beings we are can’t catch a Sasquatch. (Obviously they are a super race more smart, cultured and empathic, though for some reason they smell bad, write and exchange gifts like second graders and don’t wear underpants!).

      I still have to keep an open mind… I mean I run a ghost group too, I guess if it was a ghost of a Sasquatch, I’d be more understanding. But ITS NOT.

      The Worlds according to Woo, it’s either a Bigfoot that has a  portal , wormhole, cloaks etc. or hitches a ride with a UFO. Not that I don’t believe in UFO’s, I just don’t believe they’re connected.

      The  Bigfoot-UFO folks don’t necessarily agree with the Woo folks where Biggie cloaks out or checks out in the wormhole, portal or maybe even HG Well’s Time Machine itself.

      This reads almost better than a Sasquatch braiding horse hair on a ranch in Texas which may come in a close second. Seriously folks, let’s look up Elf Knots, Fairy Braiding, Devil’s knots… read it here.


      Keeping Score without a scorekeeper…

      There is so many folks who don’t like certain other folks I am beginning to forget what folks that don’t like me. Sometime the folks that don’t like me, like folks that like me, that may not necessarily know that folks like me like them. Those folks usually end up liking me and disliking the folks that dislike me. Is that an oxymoron? You folks tell me.

      Usually it’s the hoaxer folks that don’t like me… that’s okay. I try not to dislike any folks, except the hoaxer folks, and its not that I dislike folks of that sort, I just want nothing to do with those folks on a regular basis or any basis for that matter.


      Here’s some people that do not like me… (They used to be the “A-String”)


                             Image result for sylvanic bigfoot hoax

      On that note….these Bigfoots don’t like me either…


                 Image result for todd standing looking stupid

      But for that matter, I don’t like those Bigfoots (Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Sasquatchesis whatever, either!


      Lighten up everyone. We’re in this for the fun of it. Make a resolution to patch up a lost friend by the end of the year. Life is way too short to have such a wonderful avocation turn into a battle-royal everyday.

      None of this was meant to offend just offer a chuckle, perhaps change a thought process a bit…so everyone have a great day and good health!!!


      Till Next Time,


      A quick link…

      Here’s a link to Stacey’s blog on what I had said in my previous entry pertaining to chicanery in hoaxing particularly this pic…


      The Cat Picture (Source: Facebook)

      Here’s another gem posted last week…  so obvious that this is a costume of some sort, or a really bad pair of pajamas



      Another gem found on Facebook of an alleged Bigfoot on trail cam. (Source: Facebook)

      There seems to be a current trend of folks going onto Facebook in Crypto, Paranormal and Bigfoot groups which after a very brief period of time, offer up some recent “evidence.”

      Hoaxers at best, trolls at worst, both dishonest nonetheless. Groups will be busy blocking these knuckleheads for some time.

      All we can do is fight the good fight and not to become complacent nor apathetic to submitted evidence.

      “All evidence should and must be researched

      with veracity to sift out the gold from the dirt.”

                                                                                                                         -Steve Kulls


      Till Next Time,


      Too often lately I have seen far too much hoaxing. For the longest time it was YouTube video hoaxes. They became so dominant after a while, some in the research field do not even glance at YouTube for potential video evidence any longer.

      But the new rage lately it seems to me, has been Facebook hoaxers. Look at this fine example just posted by a Facebook user June 19th, 2015, found on one of the Social network group pages.



      This was quickly brought to a screeching halt by a couple of users, particularly my friend Randy Filipovic who correctly recognized this as a manipulation of one of the Sequoia photos.



      The originals are also thought to be a hoax created by up and coming filmmaker about ten years ago.

      The original poster attempted to change his tune, to the old, “That’s what it looked like,” crap, but then why the manipulations added to it? Hogwash, the person was called out.

      But if you think it is commonplace to Cryptozoology, my better half, and Co-Founder / Director of the Extreme Paranormal Encounter Response Team, Stacey Horton found this gem posted on one of her group pages.


      Well I must be rubbing off on her, because within minutes she debunked this photo by this hoaxer by discovering a ghost app which uses this little boy.

      Of course the “ghost” had been manipulated a bit, in this case the image was reversed, and added to the kitty’s pic.




      Like everything on the web, it is caveat emptor! I always live by the trust, but verify mantra. I often tell folks that submit material, do not take offense to the rigid testing or questioning if they submit evidence. If everything passes it can only bolster and enhance their claim.


      Till next time,



      Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

      Join 2,657 other followers

      %d bloggers like this: