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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…

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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

 

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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,

Squatch-D

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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,

Squatch-D

This year seems a bit strange to me. For the first time in several years nothing major was going on. No Ketchum Project, No Sierra Shooting style news, the Sykes project is pretty much finished. Kind of sitting here twiddling my thumbs waiting for the “next big thing.”

Nonetheless the field team and I did stretch our legs a bit this year however, although nothing at all to report we had a wonderful time and getting out there with one of our Western NY folks Mike!

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We have gotten a trickle of sightings reports coming in, and we are actively investigating this long term situation. We visited the property and are extremely excited at the prospect of obtaining some evidence.

 


Air time!!!

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We are now looking for guests for Squatchdetective Radio as we go to a whole new user friendly format.

We will no longer be a live format show, unfortunately because of schedules and finding a network host that could work for us. We just couldn’t make a live show work since our hiatus, so we’ve gone to this more polished format.

We may however once a month or so do a Google Hangout Free for all… Be kind of cool to see who just may show up!

Chris Bennett and I look forward to getting on with getting on!! If anyone is interested on being a guest, just drop me a line at radio@squatchdetective.com.


Legal Beagle… On to the BS D’jour!

On Thursday, May 14th, 2015 I received a “nasty-gram” in my email from Biscardi attorney and Biscardi business partner, Dennis Kazubowski.

It started with this wonderful quip…

“On March 25, 2008, you signed a Limited Association Agreement with Searching for Bigfoot Inc. which is attached to this letter. According to the document you signed, you agreed to hold in confidence any information gathered and further agreed not to disclose or reveal to any person or entity any information discovered under the agreement without the express prior written consent of the other parties.”

                              -Letter to Steve Kulls from Biscardi attorney, Dennis Kazubowski 5/14/15

 

Well I did sign a Limited Association Agreement for a single expedition on March 25, 2008 which would serve as my last outing as a contractor with Biscardi.

I find it a bit odd that an attorney would list this as the first salvo in an attempt to have me remove my Blog and Hall of Shame pages on Biscardi and his activities.

Because this is what the confidentiality agreement ACTUALLY said…

“The parties to this agreement agree to HOLD IN CONFIDENCE any information gathered from this expedition and further not to disclose or reveal any person or entity or any information disclosed under this agreement…”

 

He kind of left out the whole, from this expedition,” part. Since I revealed nothing about my last expedition with SFBI part on my Website or Blog… that’s out.

The confidentiality clause was part of a LIMITED agreement, clearly defined and stated within the agreement.

As far as the Hall of Shame Page, my book “Fifty Large,” both California, and New York have a ONE year statute of limitation on defamation claims. Nevada, the State in which Biscardi’s enterprises have filed there incorporations has a two year statute. Since the Hall of Shame Page came out in 2010 and Fifty Large in 2011, they’re out as fair game for any consideration for defamation.

As far as libel, defamation, what have I said that was not backed up by fact?

That Biscardi was involved in the 2008 hoax? The other two hoaxers implicated him.

It was his words and actions and statements (everyone remember “touched it, felt it, smelled it, on Fox News?”) put his responsibility in question.

Why didn’t he sue Dyer and Whitton? In “Not Typical Bigfoot Movie,” Biscardi stated he would sue anyone that would hoax him?

Another element in a defamation case is a falsity with malice or malicious intent.  The latest blog I had posted simple facts and what a cited source had told me.

Biscardi claiming to see a video of your truly riding ATV’s with two hoaxers, as proof I had set him up, when no such video exists because it never happened; THAT is defamation.

Reporting facts, citing sourced information and analysis of such facts is NOT defamation or libel.

Editorial license, is also not defamation nor libel when there is evidence and actions to bring up reasonable questioning. Even parody when it pertains to public figures, (which Biscardi is rest assuredly) as long it does not blur the lines of truth.

It is a fact that Biscardi set up a foreign company with a man under indictment who subsequently plead guilty, for a Ponzi Scheme,who was the former CFO for Searching for Bigfoot.

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David A. Nilsen (Source: Monterey County Weekly.com)

In fact the Monterey County Weekly called Nilsen, “Monterey’s Madoff.” In reference to convicted Ponzi schemer, Bernie Madoff.

Nilsen was indicted on September 8th, 2009 and the indictment was unsealed on September 10th, 2009 after he had surrendered to authorities in San Jose. Nilsen subsequently pled guilty in a plea bargain in Oct. 24th, 2011 and received a sentence of 97 months, in 2012. (Source: FBI.gov)

Very clear from the Nevada Department of State, this Foreign Corporation headed by Nilsen and Biscardi, was clearly after Nilsen’s indictment (June 8th, 2010). It’s status was revoked, however I am unclear of the reasoning behind the revocation, and it could have been something as simple as a missed filing.

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File date: June 8th, 2010, some 9 months after Nilsen’s indictment. (Source: Nevada Dept. of State)

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Over 250 pages of police reports, public records and an SFBI Business Plan given to me from Rick Dyer which he had gotten from Biscardi.  (Source: Steve Kulls)

My personal opinion of Biscardi, is irrelevant, I do not go on this blog, my sites or other Podcasts and speak untruth without the evidence to back such up about anyone.

And I am not bullied so easily, especially when I lined my ducks up carefully. That’s my profession. My suggestion; “Don’t poke this bear.”


On the road again…

What a year it has been so far! I didn’t get the chance to get out to Salt Fork this year due to work commitments but did do the yearly Cabela’s Rare Strange and Unusual Sightings Weekend in March.

This year I am happy to add two more dates to the speaking line up:

August 21st – 23rd, 2015: Carnival of Parahorror

495 Paderewski Drive
Buffalo, NY 14212

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September 11th – 13th, 2015 Scarefest 8

Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, Ky

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Hopefully I will see some of you there! Stay tuned for more dates!

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

I know this may be a little early, but it is how I feel right now about things and it is time for some appropriate words given the last several weeks in the Bigfoot research community.

In the United States, this month marks Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day which faded after World War II.  The holiday is a remembrance to all those that died while in service to their country, whereas Veteran’s Day is a celebration of one’s service to their country in the military.

 

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While no one in my family, that I know of died in the service of the country, many of my family did serve in times of conflict. 

My father served in the 3rd Army during WWII under Gen. George S. Patton. My uncle, became a Disable American Vet, when his Destroyer, the USS Ludlow took a hit from a German U-Boat. Despite being disabled, he worked and retired from the transportation authority. My Godfather served in a Submarine in the European theater in WWII.

My brothers served in the Air Force, one of my cousin’s retired from the Air Force a Lt. Col. and another one of my cousins was in ‘Nam.

All of these folks had or still have stories. As well as character. My family is proud of my accomplishments, but I am humbled and in awe by their service to our country and am grateful, that they survived their ordeals to give me some of their knowledge, character, and values along the way.

My Dad, Uncle and one of my brothers, are gone, but forever I will have their memories and in essence, their zeal for life.

I would like to take pause to thank not only the souls whom died for their country, protecting our freedoms, but their families for their sacrifices who too often we forget. God Bless you all.

Veterans or not, we have been shook a bit in the community by the loss of Ohio researchers Todd Clark and Hawk Spearman within a week, and last month with the loss of Mogollon Monster researcher, Mitch Waite.

I’d also like to take the time to mention and remember a few others that have passed on since my tenure, in the community that I so dearly miss their research, words of wisdom, discussions, laughs, or even sometimes, their zaniness.

Tim Cullen, Steve “Indy” Pickett, John Whitesel, Shane McMahon, Jon Erik Beckjord, Cliff Sparks, Dan Gordon, Stephanie Henderson, Phillip Spencer.

Out of the 12 mentioned here, I have radio interviews with 8 of them. Which I will always treasure dearly.

May you all rest in peace.

Till Next Time

Squatch-D

Hey gang, a quick update from a weekend reconnoiter by One of our team leaders, Ted V.

 

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SQD Field Team Leader Ted V. (left) with Assistant Director Steve Kannes (right)

(Credit: Stacey Horton / Squatchdetective.com)

 

Over the weekend Ted traveled to Research Area 1 when he met up with researchers from the Northeast Anomalous Research group when they noticed two trucks with yellow “Bigfoot Crossing” signs on them. (All my Team vehicles are unmarked.)

As they scouted the area they came across these obviously hoaxed tracks:

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Obvious fake prints found in Research Area 1

(Credit: Ted V. / Squatchdetective Field Team)

 

In the 2013 we noticed a sharp downturn in activity, with the exception of a rock throwing incident which occurred in the fall of the same year. Last year we only took one trip there in the Spring and due to the inactivity, we considered the area “spent,” at least for that year.

Sad thing is, hoaxers of this amateurish sort do not understand that after doing this for 16 years this is kind of the thing that we spot from a distance and call it.

It’s either, “Wow a great print,” (a rarity especially given the substrate of New York State forests) or “see the arch, that’s a human foot,” or “that’s a stamper!” In this case… it’s a stamper.

So the prints the hoaxer made will not get posted as evidence, or as an exciting find, but rather a pathetic individual’s attempt at creating some noise and as a tool for teaching.

Any researchers out there, feel free to use these photos to show folks what phony tracks look like. How we notice the uniformity of the print, the squaring and finally the lack of any toe splay whatsoever.

They thought they would get us, but instead the joke is on them.

Research Area 1 had been my primary area since 2000, when an encounter was reported to me. It had yielded some great results over the years and some interesting encounters.

Since we know there is at least one hoaxer in this area, we have no choice but to move on and move on happily knowing we have many more productive areas to explore.

But you never know..we may just hide some cameras to get a snapshot of our hoaxer too!

A great thank you to Ted and N.E.A.R. for making this discovery.

 

Till Next Time…

Squatch-D

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