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So here I sit on day 33 of my COVID-19 Social Distancing marathon.  What do my eyes spy?

Well last week on Squatch-D TV we talked about Bob Heironimus, in relation to the Patterson-Gimlin Film, and his claims to being “the man in the suit” and how psychologically his story didn’t fit, it morphed into the ridiculous Bigfoot Massacre Theory espoused my Marlon K. (MK) Davis over a decade ago.

Davis was once hailed a hero over his work, stabilizing and enhancing the PG Film in ways it had never been done. But on a spring day in 2008 I received a call from a colleague at a Bigfoot conference, stating now MK was telling a tale of coverup, conspiracy and a massacre regarding the PG film.

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All from some interpretation, by an amateur nonetheless, of his enhanced film. How you get a conspiracy theory, complete with assassins from Canada, bulldozers and lime burying a family of Sasquatch is clearly more talented than remote viewing a Bigfoot by a bunch of women claiming they are researchers.

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My view on the massacre theory!

But I digress, because why this “theory” is complete and utter donkey fodder we shall discuss on Squatch-D TV on April 26, 2020 with Russell Accord and a special guest, what the real story is how a huckster new to the scene is piping in, an obvious attempt for more clicks.

The in turn caused the ringmaster to chime in along with his puppet who believes in virtually anything, (i.e.. “Angel DNA” Bigfoot aka Ketchum Project).

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Scott Carpenter and a stump…(er Bigfoot!) Hmm..couldn’t put that camera in video mode?

Let me stop and say, there are people out there that say, “Ignore them”, or, “They can believe what they want.”

While that is true with “belief”, it is not with an allegation, and Bob Gimlin is still alive so they cannot and should not, be ignored. And Bob is now receiving threats according to manager Russell Acord.

But since mid-last year, there’s this cat that believes he is the “know it all” of Bigfoot maybe because he is some big game hunter and tracker.

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Steve Isdahl… Bigfoot Rookie & Know-it-all.

People flock to him like he is “in-the-know.” He apparently had an encounter with a Sasquatch, but if true, it has sent him off the rails. At first he seemed normal, but then we have the usual crap we see from the “wanna-be” Bigfoot stars.

“Bigfoot is demonic.” “People in the Bigfoot Community are paid to say it’s flash and blood in some conspiracy, specifically Dr. Meldrum.”

Ah..we’ve seen this type in the Bigfoot world before. Their fame fades quickly.

He claims to speak to witnesses and give their accounts, (with no investigation I might add). He is in all appearances the Canadian Linda Newton Perry.

He says he, “Doesn’t give a F**K about what people think.” Let’s see!

He said he challenges people to challenge him…

In December I sent a PM to open a dialogue, even giving him my phone number… all I heard were crickets! 

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And now he jumps on the Massacre bandwagon and his sheeple followers say to him, “Thank you for exposing this,” like it is something new. News flash…it’s not.

He slammed Todd Standing, his Canadian brethren, but then again, hoaxers don’t like company.

But here is a question from the “enlightened one.” If Bigfoot is supernatural, demonic, etc. how do you expect us to believe a family of them is killed?

Did they use Holy Water? Silver Bullets? A Proton Pack?

I mean, you said they were supernatural and / or demonic?

Or was this particular “clan” flash and blood? I am confused.

Seems a bit disingenuous doesn’t it? 


Well, we will be tackling this issue more in depth on the show of April 26, 2020 (9PM Eastern on Squatch-D TV) .

Currently here is our exciting show lineup…

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We hope to see y’all in chat on the shows.

Please stay safe and healthy, God Bless!!

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

Again I hope this finds everyone in good health.

Debunking – to expose the sham or falseness of…

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So over the last couple of days I have debunked a series of pictures of a video of an alleged Bigfoot peeping in a window. The debunking was largely based on the submitters outright lies. That combined with the ridiculousness of the nature of the statement he had made easily showed that the pictures submitted could not be real.

Part one of the investigation dealt with the man’s story and how it doesn’t fit true to his background. Inconsistencies were found.

Part two dealt with the little information we had on the photos and combined them what we do know, where the submitter lived. And the theory seemed to match pretty well.

The majority of folks are in line with the results. But there are a very few hold-outs claiming that this “debunking” is not valid because the pictures were not disproven. Apparently, lying about how the pictures were taken and came to be is not enough to debunk them. HUH?

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So apparently the ONLY thing on the above screen we are to believe is the photos?

There does seem to be a confirmation bias along with this syndrome as well.

My reply was the following to this:

Debunking doesn’t have to deal with the photos, although if you read part II I did deal with the photos. The story is a LIE. People act with such naivety.

Everyone is focusing on his record. That wasn’t the only point. His wife has passed, and he doesn’t live nor does he own property as he stated, in Bailey. BS in equals BS out. If you have a BS story you have BS evidence.

The reason why people get duped is they are two dimensional which people ignore the problems with his story as shown in 2 different blogs and. How can you debunk photos when you have no real information nor an original file? You can’t.

Why did he wait almost three years to say something about this? (His own Facebook page didn’t have these pictures on them until March of this year.)

Conveniently has a video recorder next to him?

Didn’t call his wife to see what was going on?

Videotapes for ten minutes..then he thinks of grabbing his gun?

Original file destroyed in a fire?

Come on… people THINK!!

Vague details on what sheriff’s department he called or where this alleged fire was. Vagueness in verifiable details is a huge flag.

But some people have such strong confirmation bias, that they are willing to overlook REALITY. Dyer’s tent video and 2nd body was a great example of that.

People forget in the REAL world when physical evidence is scarce or limited; what real-world investigators do is look at the suspect account.

So is this your stance now that if someone takes a picture of a Sasquatch that no story can be used to verify or debunk a claim, only the pictures? So if someone reports seeing Sasquatch we should just take their word? I mean if you find flaws in their story it is a "debunking" rather than a debunking.

If certain people believe that, enjoy your "research."

I find it pretty biased that people that state, "just because he can’t have a gun doesn’t mean he didn’t have one." Agreed he could. But it’s also kind of stupid to put that on blast around the internet.

Why do you call the photographer the "alleged" photographer? He admitted he was. Seems to me you use quotes when you want to emphasize sarcasm. Matter of fact every reference on the internet points back to him as the source of the photos. Or are you trying to shape a new theory based on….? Confirmation bias perhaps?

I say this not as a criticism but as a teachable moment.

What evidence do you have that the photos are legitimate? You don’t because his story is BS.

But the other points of the debunking are being ignored. Why is common sense being ignored? Why? Confirmation Bias.

It is inconceivable to me, other than confirmation bias, that a person would overlook someone’s statement to rule or rule out a piece of evidence’s reliability.

In the case of Susan Smith, the evidence was 2 missing kids and a car. The police had nothing other than that besides her statement. How did they debunk she was carjacked? By breaking down her story.

Similarly here we are left with a series of photos with NOTHING to verify their authenticity. All we had was the story. So there you have it.

Inconsistencies in ANY investigation, civil, criminal, cryptid, UFO or paranormal, regardless if evidence is collected or not is a huge flag.

Not only did our investigation provide the submitter’s real address, it gave us confirmation of something we suspected in the photos in regards to the lights in the background.

Rather than today going on a long soliloquy of the process of investigation we just wanted to bring this gem of an excuse up. 

On Squatch-D TV this Sunday we will be breaking down the investigation as well as having our good friend Ben Radford on. 


If you haven’t read about the “Bigfoot Peeper” you can read them here:

Part I

Part II


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We must all keep reality in mind when conducting investigations and cast all aspersions aside to conduct fair, unbiased and ethical investigations.

If you want further investigation tips you can visit Squatchdetective.com and click on the Squatchdetective University or (shameless plug!) you can read my new book, The Sasquatch Playbook:A Believer Looking at the Sasquatch Mystery Through the Eyes of a Skeptic:

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Everyone please keep safe and be sure to comply with social distancing. We are getting there…slowly…but getting there!

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

Why I do what I do…

Hey gang. Well with summer almost gone it’s time to be gearing up for the Autumn Squatching Season. It’s all to a rip roaring start too for me as a new report from law enforcement came to me from a nearby county.

Last night I did a Squatch-D TV show with some serious overtones which may not necessarily be everyone’s cup of tea.

See on Squatch-D TV, I have promised to give everyone “The good, the bad and the ugly.” And sometimes it is ugly. I talk about an actual “Bigfoot Cult” that has sprouted up over the last several years. It is now to the point where the Sasquatch are “healing” people.

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…or is wrong for that matter too.

Our mission at Squatch-D TV is not clickbait, which seems to be the trend lately on some shows. We are not here to tell you unsubstantiated claims of people shooting a Sasquatch, or how Sasquatch was trying to kill someone. Or give in to fantasies, or Biblical explanations for a naturally occurring phenomena. We are here to educate. A new tack. Something for the upcoming decade rather than the same dried up, “Tonight we are interviewing… some researcher or witness.” Now we are able to show people things and bring the discussion to them and do some live time analysis.

A question was posed this morning, “Why…what’s the point. I mean do you really think you’re doing a service to the Bigfoot Community”

My answer is an unequivocal yes

“What I do on the new program are analysis and education. Not every show is for everybody. What I talked about last night for the last 45 minutes of the show is a cult centered around Bigfoot.

If that prevents one person from wasting their time and getting involved in something that has possible malignant purposes then I have accomplished that. task. I have been doing good, solid research for the last 21 years and I grow tired of seeing cults of personalities and hoaxers destroying what is left of what little credibility we had.

My organization’s tenets are very clear. 5 simple tenets, the last one is the tough one. But it is done to remain credible. We cannot point to the positive and ignore the negative, that’s called bias.

Again I know not every show, or every segment on the show is for everyone. Neither is every Coast 2 Coast or Ground Zero or X-Zone show (some of the conspiracy theories…ugh) but that’s okay. Every one in a while we have to do a cleansing show and gets out the ugly. Say what HAS to be said. Be honest with ourselves, because some people have been showing a real lack of that lately.

That keeps us honest and open with our audience. I know it distresses some people that want to see only the positive in this field but again what happens is we engage in conversation about topics after the show about things we have ignored or distresses us. Despite it all, I feel more positive about the field than I have in years.”

When I think of this types of response, I remind people that when I set forth Squatchdetective.com, I set forth a set of Tenets to base my research on. I call them the Five Tenets of Bigfoot Research.

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Hence the #StopTheWoonacy movement which I have discussed in a previous blog. It’s time for the lunatics, the hoaxers and the charlatans to stop bullying us and trying to dominate legitimate, scientific research being done today.

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I recently read an older (circa 2016) article by UK Paleontologist, Dr. Darren Naish that was a short piece that widely covered the topic in the Scientific American website.

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Dr. Darren Naish, Paleontologist

I love to do point counter point on his article. Of course I am not a scientist, nor do I claim to be. I am an Investigator by trade. Now how all that moshes into the Bigfoot mystery sums up as this.

As an investigator (not a scientist) my job is to gather evidence forensically to prove to the scientist either it is worth taking a reexamination of the topic or to prove it is existence.

My job is not necessarily the scientific method of hypothesis, experiment, result and repeat to see if we get the same result. That is rather a difficult task since like us and other animals, behavior is dynamic and can be different, for the same experiment.

My job is to document, gather evidence and present a good case. Most of the evidence is either direct evidence (in the form of testimony), subjective evidence and circumstantial evidence. Physical evidence would be things such as DNA, hair samples (which would defy classification), undisputed photographic evidence (which with CGI today, even if the real thing would be argued for decades). Track evidence which can be forensically determined (which also is a point of dispute amongst folks).

So lets look at some of the things Naish has stated.

“I do not think that the data we have at the moment – this includes tracks, hairs, vocalizations, photos, and the innumerable eyewitness accounts – provides support for the notion that Bigfoot is real, and have come to the conclusion that it is a sociocultural phenomenon: that people are seeing all manner of different things, combining it with ideas, memes and preconceptions they hold in their minds, and interpreting them as encounters with a monstrous, human-like biped.”

Counterpoint: I agree that the data at the moment does not provides scientific support, however the sheer number of eyewitness reports defies that.  The old adage of “preconceptions” does not hold water to the folks that have encounters that, do not one iota, believe in the existence of such a creature until they have a sighting. Some are left traumatized, and haunted by what the have seen because it defies their belief system. And while this blanket statement may hold true for some it is not applicable to all. The article later goes on to state that long time Sasquatch researcher Rene Dahinden never found tracks (or had a sighting), can lend credence that Naish’s statement is in error. Certainly, Dahinden had a preconceived notion, as did Green, and Byrne, yet neither of those veteran researchers had laid eyes on a creature.

“…while writing this article (and others) is that there’s scarcely any Bigfoot imagery online which is marked for re-use: everything is protected by copyright and unavailable for free use by others. Make of that what you will.”

Counterpoint: Well, we are in the internet age. Everything in places is subject to copyright. There are pictures of all sorts of animals on the internet that are copyrighted. Does that mean they are faked or not real?

“Bigfoots purportedly make noises, and a standard part of modern Bigfoot lore is that people might be able to ‘call in’ or even communicate with Bigfoots by making wails, screams, roars or howls, or by hitting trees or rocks to make far-carrying percussive whacks, these sounds resembling the noises that are attributed to the creature. What’s notable is that these vocalizations are phenomenally diverse: the ‘Ohio howls’, ‘Samurai chatter’, the whoops, whistles, growls and howls attributed to this animal well exceed what we’d expect for a single animal species that communicates over long distances, and there’s nothing approaching homogeneity of the sort present across known primate species… The conclusion must be that the noises have diverse origins, by which I mean that they are mostly sounds made by known animal species, including cattle, coyotes (and their hybrids) and humans.”

Counterpoint: Dr. Naish may be a paleontologist, but not a primatologist whom will tell you, whistles, growls, howls and whoops are all part of primate communication. However in fairness, there is a diverseness to many vocalizations some of which I am certain are misidentifications, and I truly do not consider them much other than anecdotal evidence. They will not prove a Sasquatch exists unless there is direct or physical evidence proving they are the ones making the sounds, tree knocks, etc. But in an investigation, these are important to make correlations amongst other investigators (researchers). The conclusion must be, more research and good investigation is required, not an assumption, because there is no more proof than Dr. Naish’s conclusion than a conclusion that a Sasquatch caused it.

 

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The Sierra Sounds recordings, Ron Morehead

 

“Indeed, some of the most incredible of these sounds – if you’ve never heard the ‘Sierra sounds’ or ‘Samurai chatter’ recorded by Ron Morehead, well, you’re in for a treat – sound nothing at all like the others that have been reported and recorded, and have only been heard exclusively in one small area…And, yes, I think that many of the more incredible Bigfoot sounds – ‘Samurai chatter’ and other speech-like utterances among them – were generated by people.”

Counterpoint: In one of more recent posts was mistaken for defending the Sierra Sounds. That was not necessarily my intention. But in the last comment by Dr. Naish, it is an opinion, as are all of the above statements. Has Dr. Naish taken the Morehead – Berry recordings to an acoustical engineer to analyze the audio? Certainly not mentioned in his statement, making this a layman’s opinion as his field of expertise is Paleontology (which is the scientific study of life that existed prior to, and sometimes including, the start of the Holocene Epoch). His area of expertise is not acoustics, nor primatology nor anthropology, all of which Dr. Naish’s “conclusions” are based upon. However stuff of the “Sasquatch Ontario” ilk definitely are human and hoaxed.

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I respect Dr. Naish, for being a scientist, and he has a bit of an open mind to the topic, but all of what you have heard by him is opinion, some of which is spin by the scientific community to brush away the phenomena which we have heard over the last two decades.

Remember the older excuse of there not being enough food source in the forest, until it was mentioned that a black bear needs 21,000 calories a day for a month prior to hibernation?

I have the ability to read and learn of things that cross over into other realms of expertise. So why is his opinion more weighted than any other laymen who have read upon topics? I am sure his intentions are well meant, but many times scientists are turned into talking heads, basing their statements on opinions rather than research.

Many of heard me speak about Dr. Phillip Stevens and Biologist Curt Kogut talk of some of the ridiculous “talking head” statements said on my MonsterQuest episode. This is is vary similar, but with more fairness and a gentle touch.

“There is no evidence that North America could support a large primate”

                                                                          — Dr. Phillip Stevens on MonsterQuest

                “Homo-sapiens are large primates, and so were the aboriginal native Americans!”

                                                                                           —- Steve Kulls

“If these things were out there, people would be seeing them”

                                                         —Curt Kogut Biologist, NYS ENCON

“WTF???”

                                                             —- Steve Kulls


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This week on Squatchdetective Radio (4/22/18)

Chris and I are pleased to have on as our guest, Suzanne Ferencak, the main subject of a Bigfoot documentary named “The Back 80.” Also we’ll have on Alan Megargle, Jesse Morgan of Twisted Tree Productions, the duo behind “The Back 80!”

 

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“In the heart of mid-America, among the forests and streams, something terrifying lurks. During the summer of 2013, a woman’s world is turned upside down after seeing a creature cross the road in front of her one afternoon. She soon realizes that she is not alone on her own property and struggles to separate the truth from her own obsession. After some digging, she finds others in town who have similar stories to tell. Her quest for answers takes her to the only place these creatures could live…the abandoned, gated woods of the back eighty.” – http://www.theback80.com

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Squatch-D

Okay much to get to today…

First a shameless plug. Squatchdetective Radio is back and we’re having a ton of fun talking Bigfoot. The REAL Bigfoot. Not what we’re about to talk about here, which is the break down of fact versus fiction. We have an ambitious show schedule, and all can be seen at SquatchdetectiveRadio.com .

Join us Sundays,  9PM EST on Blog Talk Radio!!!

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Old Stories from a hoax site continue to plague the noobs

Yes here we are again talking about Linda Newton-Perry’s Bigfoot Ballyhoo. The woman who refuses to see any side other than her mostly phony stories on Bigfoot on her website.

Let’s start with the Miller Document. Well we wrote something on the Miller document sometime ago here: https://squatchdetective.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/the-hoax-fest-begins/.

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Yes we know the HA Miller, the alleged writer of the document was not the gentleman pictured above because the document, is dubious. Why is it dubious? Where is the actual document other than what is printed on a site know for its hoaxes and other unverified claims?

Here’s the big highlights:

  • H.A. Miller MD, Ph.D existed. But the one suggested graduated Forestry and Med School long before 1930.

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Now on to Jerry Lustin:

Hello, I’m Jerry Lustin and was among the guys who found the giant creature in November of 1962. Bill emery has asked me to write a short comment on this site. I have never wrote anything in my life so bare with me. 

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                                                                                     – Bigfoot Ballyhoo April 7th, 2010

This should say it all…. we found this at: http://www.pbase.com/image/63671108 and it was uploaded in July, 2006.

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Oh and by the way, the person her site is dedicated to… “The late Dale Saxton,” you know the logger?

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Well he was there too in the album with Buzzy’s picture, except, this guy is a fisherman, and in the background (which is blurred on LNP’s pics and reversed) you can see the Salmon Charter schedule.

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Now what makes me bring up this babble once again, because some the noobs, perhaps trying to make their mark, by exposing this “ground breaking” material, again have brought attention to this garbage, without questioning. Without, cross checking sources.

I challenge anyone to crosscheck this source of the Miller Document, Jerry Lustin, Dale Saxton, the ESP Team, Big Clyde (another Newton-Perry hoax) that originates from a source other than Perry’s Bigfoot Ballyhoo Blog.  

In truth she is more of a serial hoaxer than Rick Dyer albeit far less cunning. I can’t keep count at this point.

Some more reference material on Bigfoot Ballyhoo (Linda Newton-Perry):

http://squatchdetective.weebly.com/hall-of-shame—bigfoot-ballyhoo–linda-newton-perry.html

https://squatchdetective.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/bigfoot-ballyhoos-origins-busted/

https://squatchdetective.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/the-hoax-fest-begins/

https://squatchdetective.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/todays-roundup-what-is-the-truth/


Sasquatch Ontario

People over the years have asked me the validity of the YouTuber by the name of Sasquatch Ontario, run by a Mike Patterson.

I have never really investigated their claims or audio, but I was dubious of what I heard.

Seems that over the last couple of years information has finally surfaced to firmly put Sasquatch Ontario into the hoaxer category.

Of course now its a government conspiracy and Bigfoot is an alien..yadda yadda.

This says it all:

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And Darryl did provide a sample of that voice, and we played it last week on Squatchdetective Radio. (3/11/18). Case closed, no matter what Patterson has to say now.


And on a positive note:

Spoke with an eyewitness last week about a good visual sighting while driving. Sent some team members out who agreed seems very credible. Soon as the soon cover gets to going, we’ll be on it!

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

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