Well Happy August everyone. Glad to say the weather has finally broke and for the most part looks like mild weather for at least a couple of weeks.
Field Team Update
We’re prepping for at least 3-4 missions between now and the end of October, as well as some other investigation follow ups we’re working on. We’re excited about the new team, what these fine folks bring to the table and not only do we have the DVR cameras, trail cameras and audio equipment, we’ve added a FLIR imager to the mix, as well as some experimental new detection equipment being developed as we speak.
Many have asked me what our major priority is to have on missions such as, “prove Sasquatch exists,” “find evidence.” To that I have stated our only priority is to “Have fun, the rest will come in time.” Putting priorities and grandiose mission statements on any collection of people, who are volunteering their time, and efforts only serves as counter-productive.
If people do what they love to do and have fun doing it, the results will naturally occur.
Radio Show Update
I have announced that Squatchdetective Radio will be on hiatus until October, as all three hosts are heavily involved this year in their own research projects as well as personal matters that demand attention. Squatchdetective Radio will return, and by then we will have plenty to talk about and I already look forward to it. But all good things in time.
This is also in conjunction with the new center, studio I will be developing and completing in October. The new center will also give us video-casting capability, which we are really excited about.
From around the web…
A couple of interesting notes that popped up on my radar, was one tool trying to state my silence on the Bigfoot Body drama, which has digressed to now a live one too, is the assumption that “I know something…” and that in my silence I now believe the person responsible for these stories.
In reality, I’ve chosen not to engage it for the interim. Reason being is we’ve shown enough evidence on this blog, that the claims are exactly those claims. One would reason if someone would have such claims, they would have evidence. We haven’t seen that evidence, just rhetoric. So until the rhetoric and wild claims stop, and evidence is produced, there is nothing to report, and leads me to say to the folks continuing to believe in the “fairy tale,” “I told ya so.”
The fact they are grasping to great leaps of assumptions, proves to me at least the straws they grasp at to so desperately prove their blind faith is correct.
Next is the anti-conference rhetoric of one particular anonymous blog. Listen we all have gripes. Sometimes you just have to put your “Big Boy Pants” on and suck it up.
Making a buck legitimately, surely trumps making a buck illegimately by telling investors you’re putting up museums for the last seven years, bilking them for almost seven figures and producing nothing but excuses why said museums are not moving forward, or charging for web access to “important” information based on outright lies and inconclusive and phony pictures.
Nor am I all about charging for people for just taking a hike with me in the woods. That’s my honor to have them along. I would sincerely suggest, if you don’t like the trinkets, pass the table and highlight the true crooks.
Live and let live, if someone is getting something in return, a “trinket” per se, or even a good time at least in their own mind, there is no harm. The scam artists that take your money and give you nothing, well that’s the real problem.
I understand the argument of people getting into the field for profit alone. But those folks are easy to spot, and are usually bypassed by the majority. They are also usually the loudest in “how great they are,” and will actually use those words.
On a personal note, since I participate in a conference or two, taking a shot at me, for such participation would be hypocritical, if you are not throwing everyone that has spoke at conferences before including those on the west coast as well.
Fact is I haven’t taken a stipend for a lecture since 2011, which paid for my gas and meals and one I did in 2012 offered me a gift card which was invested into my research. In 2013 the most I got was a room, so please spare me from the profiteer motive as to the reason I am weighing in.
I do conferences because one… I love it, and two… I like meeting people with genuine interest in the subject. It inspires me to “keep on truckin’.”
Fact is making cash legitimately from research visa vie books, and lectures, especially after 14 years of conducting such research, really all it is doing is paying me back what I’ve spent over the years and it will take many, many years for it to reimburse me. I’d actually suggest more researchers should do it.
Besides capitalism is based on taking a passion and turning it into a career. And it is only successfully done provided you provide something people want, and it is legitimate. Jobs, Zuckerberg, Gates, Geffen even Dr. Dre, have taken it to that level and have become successful. Yes they have folks that hate them, but not because they’ve chosen to create things people want. More to the truth, it’s because of the success they’ve reached.
Remember folks, there are folks that complain about anything, everything they can, especially when it makes good fodder for a blog or they may feel some slight against whom they are speaking to. That doesn’t mean they don’t have a right to express how they feel, but should be taken with a grain of salt and looked at as only one perspective.
I think that would be a fair request. This is not to start a war of words with anyone behind any blog. This is how I view it from my perspective. My suggestion is look at both and make your own choice.
In my older age, I am no longer going tit for tat with people on this blog. Every week is a step forward.
Fact is I am honored and humbled by the people who have come to see me speak, write in and tell me they enjoyed some of the TV documentaries I’ve been on, and those who have purchased my books, visit me in New York, listen to my show and read this blog, even if they don’t agree with me on everything. There are ways to respectfully disagree without venom and vitriol.
Till Next Time,