Category: Bigfoot Research


Well we thought this was pretty well quashed in 2017, when the duo behind the Sasquatch Ontario hoax had a falling out. Darryl posted on the internet a number of items outing his former partner Mike Paterson in some cases with overwhelming detail by providing evidence that the whole thing was a hoax.

 

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Of course it would appear that the two have patched things up and are moving forward again in the hoax. The motivations behind this were always clear with Paterson’s GoFund Me pages and now the creation of a website with a convenient “Donation” button.

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In actuality you are “donating” to an individual. Sasquatch Ontario is not listed on Canada’s Not- for-profit list. (https://www.amcnposolutions.com/directory-of-canadian-not-for-profit-associations/ontario-n-to-z/).

I mean that’s okay, it you’re legit, but there has been so much shade thrown at this hoax I know there’s a prince somewhere in Nigeria, willing to give you at least six figures if you put up a small amount of money via Money Gram.

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The biggest piece of evidence aside from Strumm outing the “Nephratia” voice was him outing the “Sasquatch Eye” picture circulated by Paterson. Anyone with common sense could have seen that the eye was that of a fish. Strumm confirmed this by providing a picture of the fish that was used in the creation of that particular hoax, conveniently mounted on the cabin where all of this alleged malarkey was occurring.

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Much, much more evidence can be found in the Hall of Shame at Squatchdetective.com.

What exactly has social media done to hoaxing you might ask, even when they are caught with their pants down? No matter how many times they are proven to be liars, frauds and charlatans, all they do is deny it, ignore it or have their minions attack.

Mr. Paterson is exactly one of those folks, as is a number of others such as LNP, Standing and their ilk. A few on the Hall of Shame, moved on and rightfully so after being exposed. But these guys preys upon new people and their ignorance of the history of the topic.

Paterson has engaged in attacking anyone on YouTube, using the Fair Use Doctrine to intimidate people and remove their videos. This of course is to make critical attack difficult over an ultra-cautious platform like YouTube.

There is no defense from Paterson, only intimidation, threats and insults. Well people know me all too well to let a hoaxer bully me. That’s because I play by the rules, but still manage to get my message out.

The only strength of his argument is to make the evidence of his hoax disappear. No rebuttal because there is not scientific or investigative methodologies behind his processes. (The lighter measuring the “track” is a great example. (Maybe someone should donate to him, a measuring tape via PayPal.)

Clearly shown in Guy Edward’s Stages of a Bigfoot Hoax:

Number 2: Defensiveness or Attack of Critics

As far a Strumm being back with him, sorry the cat was let out of the bag, with some very nice examples provided. It cannot be undone.

There will be much more on Squatch-D TV in the near future!  See copyright does not apply when you become so much a public figure like he has become via his website, YouTube and Vimeo channels. When you only use snippets of a particular work for the purpose of commentary and education copyright is out the window. So any copyright challenge will be appealed and when he loses the bully will have his own YouTube account in jeopardy for a false claim which will be pursued.

See it is all in the delivery. This will not be a personal attack on the person (s) involved.  It’s all about the facts!

On that note, sorry for some of the Technical issues lately on Squatch-D TV. We have the sound issue fixed and finally are broadcasting again to Twitter, Twitch and the websites.

We will see you this Sunday at 9PM Eastern on Squatch-D TV!

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Till next time,

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A recent analysis of what has become known as the “NY Baby Video”  was done by Darren Lee, Director of the Mid-America Bigfoot Center (MABRC).

Now in this analysis Darren did work on a few misconceptions and I do admire Darren’s efforts in the field and consider him a friend.

In  February 2008 I was on “The Creature Chronicles” on WNYT Channel 13 out of Albany, where I am on record of saying, “we at least have something here on video that is not human.”

For sure whatever it was (because we shall never know with 100% certainty, is not a normal resident of New York State.

Know let me address Darren’s misguidance on what he perceived was “confirmation bias”

For those who know me, I am a real…well “prick” when it comes to evidence. Now please do not quote me on exact dates of the investigation, but even where the initial report showed up, it was incorrectly placed as well.

It was late 2003 when I saw a report out of Ulster County pertaining to a film. The initial investigator (not the follow up) was by Paul Kutscera. He blew the film off without even seeing it. (Now there is bias right there.)

I asked if I could reach out and see what the guy has and was extremely skeptical. When I observed the film I knew what I was seeing was not at all human, let alone a flag on an antenna (one other theory floating on the internet).

I was the only investigator. ONLY. For the folks that know me “confirmation bias” is not in my nature.

Even in the screenshot of my report for the BFRO you see what is around the word, “baby”.

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Now I will address some of the points in Darren’s write up…

Previous claims that the area has a history of encounters and activity have to be severely questioned with only 3 reported Class "A" encounters stretching from 1983 to 2004. 

I hate to say it, but the BFRO does not get the lion share of Bigfoot reports in New York and is not the only game in town.

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I had personally in the same time frame investigated 3 sightings from Greene County (Which includes the Catskill Mountains) immediately to the north, and have heard of several in Orange County (Base of the Appalachin Trail) which an old research partner of mine was investigating. Historically, there was a late 1800’s account in Margaretville, NY which is almost dead center in the map above. These reports consisted of actual sightings of the creature, not track finds, audibles or the ilk.

The BFRO database as well, has been scrubbed of some older reports, because at the time there were way more than just one report for Orange County or Columbia County. Now I am not entirely sure of what was edited in the BFRO report, either added or removed over the years.

Which brings me to the point of Darren not knowing the Bigfoot history of the area. For example, the 1980’s “Kinderhook Creature” flap. Kinderhook is a community in Columbia County.

Sightings occurred on December 1978, 12/5/1979, April 1980, 9/24/1980, 2 in November 1980, April 1981, 5/8/1981, June 1981, November 1981, May 1982, July 1982, On the border of Columbia County –August 1984,  January1990. Seems pretty “rich” to me and considering the time frame 2003… they were a lot more recent than they are today.

The drop off in some volume of sightings in those areas of course could be due to urban sprawl.

What I do know is the area of the video upon visiting the site in 2012, was ripe with apple trees, (there was an orchard in the background) and wild berries of all sorts and colors.

Darren provided a satellite photo of the area in 1995 and went on to state:

The forest around this area is fairly sparse, with large open tracts of farmland and orchards with quite a few houses and other buildings spread throughout the area.  Not an ideal place for a female Bigfoot to raise a young one with all the human activity and habitat in the area.  The land where this event occurred was also a working orchard, among other commercial ventures that the landowners were involved in.

Here is a workup of where the sighting had occurred using Darren’s satellite photo.

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What Darren states is he believes that the premise is a baby being raised in the area. That’s quite an assumption. No where does it say one was being raised there. If you follow primate behavior models quite the opposite. It’s behavior was of a primate just passing through. No Sasquatch would call that area a territory. But as with all primates, they are opportunists.

Below is some of the closest sighting reports in Whitehall, NY. In the 70’s one was actually seen disturbing garbage cans in a more rural part of the town. Whitehall has not much changed in urban sprawl at all since the 70’s. In fact I have seem some urban shrinkage over the years. whitehall

Darren believes it’s grasping the tree trunk with it’s feet. Well given the quality of the video, the distance to the subject and it’s relation to sunlight, how in the world can you say it is “grasping” with it’s feet. Even humans use their feet to stabilize when climbing.

What is known is in the video the little one, “Unsub #1” climbs hand over hand into the tree.

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It is not uncommon for baby gorillas to take to the trees as they are nimble enough, and primates go through an exploratory stage with their hands and feet. Often we see human infants using their feet to hold things. And that’s also why in human culture, we have something called “monkey bars.”

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In the second picture, the baby gorilla is not using his feet to grab the tree, he is merely using his feet for support.

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Darren surmises that what we are looking at is a Gibbon owned privately and in New York illegally.

As Steve Kulls has pointed out, New York state has laws constricting private ownership of most exotic animals, including chimpanzees.  However, as with most laws, there are lots of people out there who violate those laws and this can be confirmed to be the case in New York simply by searching Google for the news stories of people being caught with animals. 

But what Darren failed to mention was, and I confirmed this with Mike Lembo, the owner of the property and event organizer at the time was, they were searching at the gate for animals and would not let anyone in because they were not insured for it.  Now we expect someone with a gibbon not to cause a commotion and keep it hidden during the entire event for the weekend? And common sense says you wouldn’t let your pet gibbon up into a tree unleashed would you?

Next we come to the behavior of what Darren believes to be the handler. “Unsub #2” in the video, seen walking from the right to the left, where Unsub #1 appears to leap off of into the tree. The behavior and characteristics of Unsub #2 are completely ignored in Darren’s analysis, an not to offend Darren, but he seemed to be predisposed to what it was and shows his own bias by omitting any commentary on Unsub #2’s behavior.

First, Unsub #2 is uniformly colored. One would expect that with the backlighting. However when it enters out of the area of the backlight, it almost becomes invisible, head to toe.

Next is the behavior. If your pet monkey jumps in a tree without a leash, you would expect that person to “about face” immediately and there would be some sort of commotion. There was no such commotion as when the videographer was interviewed, his party did not hear, see or notice anything. Common sense would have told you that there would have been a fuss, or a flashlight. But there was not.

Furthermore it does not explain why Unsub #2 continues it travel path for a while and then after some distance turns around and walks toward the tree Unsub #1 is and out of sight somewhere behind the tree. This is not consistent with someone who has snuck an illegal pet into a venue they are not supposed to have one.

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As I have stated in the past, investigations and analysis run by Bigfoot Researchers seem often to be two dimensional. We are presented with a film or a photograph and we run with that alone. We forget to look at behaviors and testimony of eyewitnesses. To me in my opinion, that can suffice for about 75% of what we get, because it is so blatantly obvious. But in certain circumstances, we must look at behavior, motive as well. 

When I first got this video to investigate I had to rule out Motive #1; a hoax. First, given the time that had passed since the video was taken, over five years, I found it unlikely.

Second, Doug Pridgen never noticed Unsub #2 nor any of his party noticed any commotion of any sort.

Third, the people staying in the visible tent in the video, had asked Doug and his party to keep an eye out as they went to the festival across the lake. In the video our back is to the access to the area where Doug and company were staying. The did not return until well after the video was taken.

So do we now have a prowler with a pet monkey?

Next I contacted the property owner to confirm about the “no pet” rule and it was confirmed.

Then came the search for any escaped lab, zoo or circus animals in the area; Bupkis.

Mind you, I was looking for an out, for an explanation, and the norm, if you can call it that just did not seem logical.

I even let the case marinate for a few months, to cross my T’s and reevaluate, reevaluate and reevaluate.

To me the possibility of a Sasquatch with it’s young visiting a nutrient rich area at dark, especially when we have known them to do this in the past seemed more logical than a guy prowling around someone else’s tent after illegally bring in a pet primate into NY, and sneaking a type of primate that is usually cantankerous past people searching for such cantankerous things at the gate, the only egress to the area, and then allowing such illegal and not allowed primate to frolic in a tree unharnessed.

At least that’s the way I see it.

Is it proof, or is it evidence? No, the dang video just isn’t good enough, given the fact we are still debating it after 22 and a half years.

At least that’s the way I see it.

Thanks Darren however, you at least are in the camp that this is a biological and I thing it puts to rest that this is something on the end of a car’s antenna! On the rest we have to agree to disagree.

And of course it is more of an interesting debate than most possible Sasquatch videos out there.

Till Next Time

Squatch-D

Hey folks, sorry to take some time off. The year started off quite challenging as my almost six year relationship came to an end. Inevitably a period of self-evaluation ensues.

I also took that time to get myself in better shape and a better mindset. All is good, and I am back with a vengeance!!!


#StopTheWoonacy

In case some didn’t know a couple of huge things happened this past month. First up is the #StopTheWoonacy.

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The Stop the Woonacy movement was inspired by my frustration in both the “Woo” (or what people profess to be the supernatural Sasquatch), the common posting of constant contact with “Sasquatch People,” “Forest Friends,” stick structures, tree bends, “BlobSquatchery,” Hoaxes, and people professing to be on the side of science while making factual statements that are obviously complete horseshit.

The movement, campaign or whatever you would like to call it is not to nullify people who claim to have a single, or even a few supernatural experiences with what may or may not be a Sasquatch, but the people who form cults around them professing to have the secret knowledge or special powers to communicate, draw out, have conversations either in person or in their dreams with a Sasquatch and state that as the gospel. These folks are on Social Media ever day with this non-sense.

Someone has to stand up to it and be the voice of reason and point out the ridiculousness of their actions and stories.

Take for example this gem of the “uncloaked” Bigfoot head in this picture the submitter claims, as the Sasquatch have the “ability” to only partially materialize. (Yeah, I kid you not…this is what was said!)

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It is obvious that what we are seeing here is pareidolia. I too used the same effect to see what I believed was in the picture just above the “Sasquatch’s” head.

 

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It’s Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy!!!

I would also like to point out…why is this picture in black and white??? My guess is the head is actually the same color as the foliage as well. Posting this in a photoshopped format (to remove color) and making the claims the submitter does, seems a bit disingenuous.


The Re-Birth of Squatch-D TV

The real big change was the move from Squatchdetective Radio to Squatch-D TV as we finally have found a platform that serves what we have wanted all along.

Several years back we tried Squatch-D TV with the now defunct Paranormal TV Network lineup. We had to use an outside producer who would broadcast remotely and after several months the network eventually shut down because the president of the company wanted to be a grandmother and passed the channel off to someone who was not at all committed to the network.

On this new platform we have just about complete control. No fancy software, no remote producer and is all web based. Not only do we broadcast on multiple platforms, we are able to “screen share” providing video, pictures, audio, live time looks at websites and Power Point presentations.

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Multi-streamed over Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch (Maybe more to come) we can now reach over 15K people a week, per episode. The show is streamed Sundays at 9PM Eastern on the following platforms:

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http://twitter.com/squatchdet

http://youtube.com/stevekulls

Replays can also be found at

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The only loss, currently, out of the new system is the inability to take callers which in the past has proved to be problematic, as the call screening with BTR was a it clumsy. The cool thing is that for our Facebook and YouTube viewers, the comments come across as a chat on our control panel. And we have the ability to share those comments and questions live on the air with the click of a button!

Not having to register for a BTR account to talk in the chat (comments) is really one advantage we have gained and the conversations have been marvelous since airing our fifth show last night.


Who is Jan Klement?

This mystery has nipped at me for several years and about a year and half ago, I dug into the mystery of the book, “The Creature". First published in 1976, recounts most likely the first Bigfoot “habituation” culminating in the death and burial of a Bigfoot called “Kong.”

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Now buried in the story-line are a couple of far fetched tales of Kong’s escapades that really should make the reader scratch their head.

Now digging into the mystery I did not only find out the location of the cabin noted in the book along with the potential burial site, but clues within the book and the subsequent volume updates, led me directly to exactly who Jan Klement was and the biggest question; Was the story true?

Unfortunately, I won’t post the spoilers here because one should see how we came to those results and walked through the investigation on the latest edition of Squatch-D TV (August 18, 2019: Bigfoot Cold Case).

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Till next time…

Squatch-D

More “gold” from Khat Hansen

Hey just this morning another informant threw me this picture from one of Khat’s videos…

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After a little studying of the picture and removal of the filtering added to the picture… Sorry Khitties, but its a picture of a young gorilla, turned on its side!

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Now why might you ask is Khat Hansen doing all this? In her whiny video she says she is not hurting anybody and to leaver her alone. Really?

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For $50 bucks you can get one on one mentoring!! As usual, it’s all about the money!!!!

Hey but she is a chahta Medicine woman right?  Now I don’t know the Choctaw language, but thanks to a translator Chahta means Choctaw or of Choctaw heritage.

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Khat states she as known as A’likchi (One who speaks to other beings).

I know her as Bull’Shit’chi!!!

“Nearby Alikchi Springs was site of court ground for Apukshunnubbee District, Choctaw Nation, 1836-1906. Justice was dispensed here for major crimes committed by Choctaws, including capital punishment. The last legal execution under Choctaw law was carried out here on July 13, 1899, when William Goings was executed for murder by Sheriff Tom Watson. Alikchi is a Choctaw word for medicine man.” Source: https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC2985F_alikchi?guid=b130f921-3e13-4cb7-9eac-80ebd621c7f8&fbclid=IwAR0PuTO_GmwUM9VjhC1uB2ClgNukYxN5SGiulsUERZ6k_pzfNs_-a9vfBgo

A’likchi is Choctaw for “Medicine Man”. 

  

Till Next Time

Squatch-D

So it’s been a few days since my exposing on my blog that Khat Hansen is hoaxing. I wasn’t the first, but it certainly got her attention. Good!

Her response was not to the evidence presented, I mean it was pretty damning, but rather to play the victim card and apparently making claims to folks she was physically threatened, which led some nut case to start accusing me of threatening her.

But the truth is this is exactly what Guy Edwards said several years ago when it comes to the stages of a Bigfoot hoax… particularly points number two and five.

Guy Edwards’ Stages of a Bigfoot Hoax

  • Number 1: The Announcement
  • Number 2: Defensiveness or Attack of Critics
  • Number 3: Postponement of Evidence
  • Number 4: Postponement of Evidence Again
  • Number 5: Claim, you are a Victim of a Hoax

If you look at her Facebook post she states that the people have used photoshopped pictures of gorillas and saying they are hers.

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That post reeks of the Linda Newton-Perry “feel sorry for me” post from years back! Don’t worry “Khitties”, (Khat’s minions) she’s not going anywhere. If their is anything I learned, hoaxers of this magnitude’s egos override the sane thing to do which is bow out quietly and enjoy their fantasies without infecting people who don’t have a clue about the truth and science behind this mystery.

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The pics don’t look like yours??? The one I used, clearly we found the source image. The only Photoshopping done was Khat herself cropping out the mouth and changing the aspect ratio of the picture to make the eyes appear larger.

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And make no doubt, she is the one who put it on the video almost two years ago…

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Here’s the ORIGINAL VIDEO found on YouTube:

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It also says she has received threats. This coming from a person already caught in the scam above and a bold face LIE on another Facebook hoax stating the old Shawn Bannon hoax, was actually her picture of a Bigfoot she calls “Big Red.”

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Show me the evidence you have been threatened. It’s non-existent like the rest of her crappy experiences with Sasquatch, or her archaeology degree from BYU.

Which is the segway into the next point… she is either not really named Khat Hansen … or her archaeology degree from BYU is bull.  How do I know?

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(Above) The only graduates in any degree program, with first names starting with K-H-A-T.

Now here’s where things get dicey. There IS a Hansen and only ONE in the United States with the name of Khat Hansen. And she lived in Salt Lake City, Utah from 2001-2006. Her name: Khaty Hansen aka Khatouna Hansen. But yet their is no K-H-A-T with a degree from BYU, which by the way is 45 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah in Provo. An interesting coincidence. By the way…you have to be a Mormon to go to BYU as it is run by the LDS. Khat never mentioned from what I have read as ever, or talking about, being a former Mormon.

By the way…if the only Khat Hansen in the US is our person claiming to be “Khat Hansen”, she doesn’t live in a very Squatchy state; Connecticut. Not the country part either.

See as I veteran Private Investigator, I WILL get to the truth of the matter if pressed. My suggestion: Quit while you’re ahead. More hoaxes will equal more embarrassment. BTW Khat why did you delete so many photos after all the articles came out?  


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Now we go to the lunatic fringe as the other day I received a PM from one of her minions, Lynk Paul who deftly accused me of threatening Hansen with violence. do these hoaxers send minions to fight their fights? Cowardly. Whaaaaaat? A conversation ensued and it ended peacefully with this message.

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But alas, the hypocrisy shows it’s true colors and this was forwarded to me. A conversation by a person making threats to shoot some of her detractors. Khat responds by actually saying it was deserved and Lynk Paul, the hypocrite, (who stated to help keep people that threaten violence out of this business), saying it’s been a long time coming.

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Of course when I mentioned this to Mr. Paul he stated it was a set up basically thinking I was monitoring wherever this was posted.  Of course when caught, just say I was set up. For what? There is no motive to do something this stupid. But when you poke the bear this is what you get!!!

                                             

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Of course what have I been thinking? Er..no!

So in a mood of not feeling so generous… my general sentiment is…

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So I compose myself for a minute, take a deep breath and just tell him like it is…

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This is what we are up against folks. Call someone out on BS and the crazies come out of the wood-work. This guy lives on some fantasy world and will never be rationalized. Then he got caught with his pants down, caught in his own hypocrisy, not realizing that someone friendly to the truth was watching.

 A warning to the Khitties out there… keep poking the bear, I will dig even deeper. I fight my fights with facts not threats and grandiose statements.

Rest assure the Sasquatch will not hurt me. They tell me they like me better than you anyway!!!!


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Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

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