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Squatch-D TV December 29th, 2019 (End of Year Show)

Steve Kulls
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Squatch-D TV December 22nd, 2019

Steve Kulls
Join hosts Steve Kulls & Chris Bennett with news, presentations, videos and pics from the Bigfoot world. Sundays 9PM Eastern. #bigfoot #sasquatch #stopthewoonacy

Tonight: “Troll” Bigfoot, The Smeja Polygraph and the Russian Bigfoot chasing a car.

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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Last point

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

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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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Till next time…

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