Ballyhoo calls it quits??? (At least for now)
I think over the years we’ve proven here that LNP and her Bigfoot Ballyhoo blog, was more like Baloneyhoo.
Well a few of weeks ago, Linda claimed to have thrown in the towel.
The sad fact is that Perry had a real bad effect on some folks. Check out this sympathetic post for Linda’s cause.
A sad thing in the BF world, Linda Newton Perry has thrown in the towel.
After years of name calling, accusations and hurtfulness she has quit.
To know her is to know she was honest to a fault, naive-yes, innocent as a dove. Her fault lied in the fact she openly allowed anyone to come into her site and write their story. I know her, count her as a friend. I always tried to explain her personality to others as the Grandma of Bigfoot sites; kindly, funny, open and vulnerable.
Internet Post February 15th, 2016
The sad fact is, she WASN’T honest at all. First, when this all started, I tried to inform her she was being hoaxed. Nope she insisted she wasn’t.
She said if the ESP Team, the team that released a hoaxed picture in 2010, was proven to be a falsehood she would shut Ballyhoo down.
Well it wasn’t long after, not only did we prove the pictures false, but an entire series of pictures proved that the entire ESP team to be a falsity. Of course Linda insisted they were real.
Not only did we reverse search pictures finding stories on her site to be consistently false in the same manner, but we actually had located the REAL people she was using as Bill Emery and Hank Parchell of the ESP Team.
Even despite that, she insisted she was right and we were wrong. Insisted we were the ones lying. And she was not at all nice about it. I mean WE by the way, as there were several of us working together to track down the real folks.
She is not as naïve as people think.
First, she’s a retired Real Estate Broker. Second she writes and supposedly owned a newspaper, or so she claims and is an author.
All of the shenanigans that the site was responsible for can be seen here.
As for her defenders, they are either Linda using sock accounts, or people who should check their own “naivety.”
But for one second, lets suppose we’re in an alternate universe and she was fooled. A reporter that has such a bad track record of being duped for so long, and so often, would have been fired.
There was so many falsities on her blog, that it is a service to the public that it no longer propagates more falsities.
But isn’t there another well known hoaxer on the west coast that now calls himself quite comically “The Godfather of Bigfoot,” that is constantly being “duped,” as he claims.
Seems to be a common thread amongst some hoaxers. When they are caught…they’re “duped.”
We’d like to wish Linda best of luck in her future endeavors.
Just as Linda has stated she is going to keep Ballyhoo up for archival sake, we as well are keeping the Hall of Shame page dedicated to Ballyhoo up as well for archival sake.
This may be just the last time we have to mention her.
Somehow I doubt it.
Strange, Rare and Unusual Sightings Weekend
Another great weekend and thanks goes out to our gracious hosts in Triadelphia, West Virginia for their venue and hospitality. Speaking at the engament was a gentleman by the name of Dr. Bruce Kiray DC aka “Dr. Squatch” (who claims to be the #1 Bigfoot Researcher on his YouTube Site) who was grilled by a couple of audience members. Also speaking besides myself was Sasquatch Watch of Virginia’s Billy Willard, Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation’s Doug Waller, Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society’s Dave Dragosin and Dr. Jeff Meldrum, PhD.
Left, Dr. Meldrum presenting to the audience on Saturday, right, The Squatchdetective.com table.
Flaw found with Facebook Picture analysis…
Time to print a retraction. Apparently we have learned that Facebook is messing with the metadata on digital pictures. On February 13th, 2016 we ran with a blog debunking a claim and a photo based on six separate factors.
1. When pressed for details to date and time the submitter of the story refused to be specific.
2. The submitter blocked people asking for an original picture.
3. The submitter lied about the number of cell towers,
4. The submitter lied about how the picture was captured.
5. The submitter lied about government response.
6. The metadata did not correspond to the timeline.
Well we always give the truth here, and it looks like all photos from Facebook are being stamped with the same “Profile Date Time.”
Therefore we have to exclude the metadata as a reason for debunking the picture.
When we ran the test on the metadata we used two different sources, so the issue is with Facebook itself and how it alters uploaded photos. Thanks Michele for the heads up!!!
Lesson learned and posted here so others can be aware.
Remember if a person posting a photo anywhere doesn’t want to send you an original copy via email there is a problem.
If they do and the metadata is missing, there is a problem.
If there story changes (other than slight perceptions of distance, measurements and time) there is a problem.
So it still stands that a picture is only as good as the story behind it. This does not change our summation about the photo whatsoever. Since the report, no one to my knowledge has received the original photo via email, nor has the submitter coughed up a specific date or time.
Ruling: Still a Hoax.
More stuff soon to come and getting closer to radio time!!!
Till Next Time,