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One of the toughest tasks to overcome in the cryptid world is ignorance. Now there is also a fringe of this element that goes on in the paranormal world that is applicable as well. (The folks that are holier than thou thinking paranormal investigation is the “devil’s work.”)

So first let me say this disclaimer, Folks who have followed me for years know what I am about. In 2009 when we released Squatchdetective.com 2.0, we issued what I called the Five Tenets of Bigfoot Research. It was OUR mission statement.

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First let me explain the Five Tenets.

Tenet 1: Keep an open mind.

By keeping an open mind it allows you to see what others may miss.

In living that, we should live that everywhere all the time. A closed mind not only makes blind to what may be going on around us, but also stymies us from life fulfillment. If I did not have an open mind, I would have never gotten into this field. It does not mean you cannot have preconceived notions, just that you should be flexible to change and challenge your own thoughts and thought processes.

 

Tenet 2: Remain objective

An open mind does not mean compromising reality.

Just because we have an open mind does not mean proven logic and science are thrown out the window. They still apply. An open mind with no barriers is fantasy. Objectivity is the perimeter that we must keep at all times. The beauty is, that works both ways.Objectivity and Open Mindedness are not antagonists, they work hand in hand in solving problems.

Tenet 3: Always tell the truth

Honesty is the best policy, never be afraid to report results that are negative towards your quest.

Here is the hitch-pin of what we do. What would we be if we weren’t honest not only with the public, but with ourselves? A person is only born with one integrity. Should it be compromised, you might as well hang up your trail cams. When I got into this field, I thought it was going to be ALL debunked. Little did I know. If you make a mistake, admit it. Don’t try to cover it up, or blame others. Nobody is perfect. To err is human. Embrace it. If you are in it for the glory, a sociopath, a hoaxer, or so self absorbed, throw this Tenet out the window.

Tenet 4: Responsibility to educate

Educating the public about the phenomena is a responsibility not an option.

We must do this. Not to advance our cause, or convince people what we believe in, they should believe in. But rather they understand the platform in which we come from is not one from silly thought, fantasy nor open mindedness without the barriers of objectivity, but rather from experience, science and solid investigative work. It is also a must to negate all the falsities and misconceptions that are said of the phenomena that casts a bad light on us as a collective.

 

Tenet 5: Expose the charlatans

Part of education is exposing the harbingers that bring junk science and misnomers to the world of Bigfoot research.

This is part of our job as well. We must stand for the truth, and when falsities and the truth are not vigorously defended, it is submission to the lies, hoaxers and misconceptions that are told of the phenomena. By saying nothing, you are standing for nothing.

 


Dealing with ignorance

Now first let me speak of something. When I posted the last blog, someone whom I had once known got on there and said I am fixated with the subject of  the last blog. We all should be. Why? Because he is still trying to get money from people, in his latest reinvention, for reasons as he explained in the past. More of the same. I didn’t fixate on him, the mainstream media did.  It wasn’t like I was looking to write another article on him, but to ignore what was said in the media would be a violation of Tenet 5.

Second, this person,  placed it on my fan page. I am sorry but that is just plain rude. He said something about me baiting him on Squatchdetective Radio over something not even related to the matter, which shows the man’s pettiness and why he has been blocked for years on my personal page. I guess asking tough questions is “baiting.”

This man, whom once called me and asked my opinion of the prior. I told him my opinions and shared some facts just after writing or in the process of writing my book on the topic: “ Fifty Large.”

His response? To get angry with me, and work with him anyway. Well, if he didn’t like what I was going to say, or value it, then why ask other than to run back to the prior and stir up trouble. Needless to say months later he called me and told me he had been burned by him. Sorry not even a crocodile tear; you were warned.

 

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Mind you he joined with this Hall of Shamer,  after the 2008 hoax the prior was involved in, and after he had announced his retirement from making films on cryptids, because of hoaxers, liars, etc.

So who does he turn to? Who does he think he really fooling?

What he wanted was a film award, and admitted  that to me, during the fateful day’s discussion. That’s why after announcing his “retirement” he went to the first inductee. The shot at getting the prestigious Pocono Mountain Film Festival Award. Hence…glory.

Today, by the looks of it, he still hasn’t retired, after making the rude and “lies by omission,”  comments under the guise of nicety, on my fan page. My social platforms are MY social platforms so since he has announced his retirement, many years ago, I felt obliged to retire him from his obsession with what I write.

Typical of this man’s tender ego, despite me not even naming him, I expect an email, or blog comment for approval blasting me for not being, “nice” as he put it. This guy has a habit of trying to get lawyers to shut people up about anything negative. Sound familiar?

Reference:

Look towards the bottom of the page for the story, Legal Beagle:  https://squatchdetective.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/is-it-me-or-is-this-year-a-bit-quiet/

Let’s see if reverse psychology works on this guy. 

Well when people deceive, have deceived, and having seen it firsthand, funny how facts aren’t “nice.” Sometimes, as I am with this guy, I am tired of being nice. I won’t even go into his junk science film.

But ignoring the habitual hoaxers is a mistake. It allows them to build steam, and invalidates Tenet 4. That’s why we do it. And if it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, I understand. They’ll be other blogs on other days.

I am not writing this blog for glory or popularity and definitely not money. I write this because it is how I feel and fulfillment of Tenet 4.

Mind you I do appreciate all the kind words over the years of me giving you my thoughts and calling them like I see them.

This blog is “Thoughts from the Squatchdetective,” so I get not everyone appreciates every thing I write. But what I do know is that some appreciate all, some appreciate some, and probably some appreciate none.


Squatchdetective Radio Update:

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Hey folks apologies to all, but Beyond Borders Paranormal Radio Network, has experienced severe technical difficulties resulting in the suspension of all network shows until a better delivery platform can be arranged. We thought originally this would be a shorter hiatus than it has been, but everyone hold tight, we’ll be back soon enough.  — Steve & Chris

 

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

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Definition of Irony

I understand Mr. Biscardi had a show on his weekly program, Bigfoot Live Radio, that featured a segment on Rick Dyer yesterday by interviewing former Bigfoot Tracker Veep, BJ Brashears.

I figured since I’ve been the

Well needless to say there were audio issues with the program so I never got to hear it.

Tonight I was looking around for the archive version finding humor in this whole thought of Biscardi putting the digs into Dyer, when I discovered that The SFBI Facebook page had a link to a Bigfoot “Hall of Fame.”

Ironic

Left the day after Biscardi had a Radio show outing Dyer.

Maybe Tom was flattered that his picture was prominently displayed amongst others like Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Derek Randles and Loren Coleman, all great folks in my opinion. But I also noticed Rick Dyer was there. And Todd Standing.

I also noticed it was a Wix page.

So my curiosity went up and ran the Whois on the page on the site.

Guess who owns it???

 

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Dyer’s Personal information has been censored.

Now that’s my definition of irony!!!!

 


Squatch-D Radio Back!!!!

Chris Bennett and I are so glad to be back on the airwaves at Beyond Borders Paranormal Radio Network. Visit our other sister shows there as well!!!

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The show can be heard on Sundays 10PM EST (9CST), and accessed through the Beyond Borders website or by going to SquatchdetectiveRadio.com. The show archive page is also up and functioning where you can listen to the program replay or download it.

Our guest lineup is filling fast and we are booked until June. More guest announcements this week.

We’re also excited to be doing an “Out of the Box” show every third Sunday of the month, featuring a guest on topics other than our hairy friends.


Upcoming stuff…

Tomorrow night I will be going on the Giant’s Bigfoot Radio program for an hour long discussion on Sasquatch and who knows what other topics may come up.

Next Friday I will be on Scarefest Radio, talking about last years Scarefest 8 and this years Scarefest 9, where they’ve already announced one of my favorite actors, Malcolm McDowell, will be appearing.

Of course, on May 6th, 7th and 8th,  I am excited and super stoked to be a participant in the 2016 Pennsylvania Bigfoot Camping Adventure.

They’ll be a screening of The Beast of Whitehall and special guest from Mountain Monsters, John “Trapper” Tice. (Yes we know folks, its television so chillax. Be fun to meet the guy and have a few laughs). Even Squatch-D can let his hair down once in a while… (okay I know…what hair!)

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Looking forward to meeting a bunch of people, and getting boots on the ground in Pennsylvania and do some research.

 

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

Tonight the return of Steve and Chris to the Internet airwaves.

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Join  us 10PM EST at SquatchdetectiveRadio.com

Till next time,
Squatch-D

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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,

Squatch-D

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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Pardon me boys..is 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.

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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”)

 

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

 

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

 
Finally…

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,

Squatch-D

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