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Well with Spring finally springing, I thought I would point out some common mistakes made in the field by some, identifying bear sign as Sasquatch sign, which with the advent of social media has become more common place.

Whereas twenty years ago, tracks were usually a Sasquatch print or a hoaxed print, today we see many a new researcher indicating bear tracks as Sasquatch tracks.

The idea sprung on me when perusing my usual sites, I came across a Ballyhoo post which showed a track. Now this is one of the rare instances where I do not think LNP is pulling our leg. She legitimately thinks that this track could belong to a Sasquatch.

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Bigfoot Ballyhoo Blog April 21st, 2018

However what LNP appears to be looking at is a bear overstep. Judging from the size, a black bear because the width of the track in comparison to LNP’s hand is too narrow to what we have observed in Sasquatch tracks.

The other tell tale sign is the shift to the left the print takes looking at it from top to bottom, as you will see an unusual indentation on the right side of the track outline going from top to bottom.

in this enhanced photo you will see what appears to be toes, in the upper middle portion of the print indicating overstep.

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Needless to say this is not uncommon. The most common tell tale sign of an overstep is a deviation in the flow of the foot. The heel being at an awkward angle to the direction of the toes.

Once I had responded to a call from a man claiming to have numerous tracks near the Black River in the Adirondacks. I ha seen some of his casts and they looked peculiar. Sure enough we had gone to the location and discovered a set of fresh tracks in the sand on one of the banks to the river.

Clearly what was we saw was a bear overstep.

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Black River, Adirondacks: Bear overstep.

Again you can see the similarities in the LNP print and this one. Again the deviation from the upper middle section of the foot on the right.

Again this is a common mistake made by some folks not akin to tracking and animal sign. Again this is a learning curve and not meant as a put down. I too, took my bumps many years ago to learn the correct way to observe track evidence.

If you are not sure don’t be afraid and ask. Do not be in a rush to get those track photos posted. If you can cast them, please by all means do. Even if it is not a Sasquatch print, it’s good practice!

A lesson learned

In 2004 I had very little experience with bear sign and I had a reported sighting by two children stating they had observed a Sasquatch briefly. After interviewing them, their story was compelling, and upon examination of the area, just some 72 hours after their sighting, we found some scat I had never seen before. I did the right thing, and asked a veteran Bigfoot researcher and Forester Kathy Strain to look at a picture of the scat.

It was black bear scat. The children had heard stories previously of the Sasquatch, which may have predisposed them of a bear on its hind legs being a Sasquatch. I now believe what they had observed may have been a bear on its hind legs observing them. At least that’s what the physical evidence leans towards.

Point being, if you don’t know, be a responsible researcher and ask. And it changed the outcome of the investigation from likely Sasquatch, to likely bear.

And as a responsible researcher you should feel good about that, because our overall aim should be to the truth.

Some more Bear Sign

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Source: https://www.wildernesscollege.com/american-black-bear-tracks.html

Many of the above bear sign is often shown to me as Sasquatch sign by some researchers. I suggest researchers go to the following site, if not to learn but rather to brush up.

https://www.wildernesscollege.com/american-black-bear-tracks.html

It should also hone the enthusiasts of Sasquatch and its research, to be more the wiser when perusing some sites showing “evidence” of a Sasquatch, which seems for some to come on a daily basis, another huge warning sign that their research lacks cross checking and self-analysis, which we should all be doing as responsible researchers.

Of course everyone be safe out there, and remember to Squatch responsibly and make sure when you head out to the forests to be prepared for whatever.


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Squatch-D

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“Fighting disinformation, one claim at a time!!”

As usual, I was dodging around the internet, and love to stop in on Bigfoot Ballyhoo to see the latest nonsense and BLAM…there it was posted within the last couple of days:

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Of course we know that this is utter nonsense. Let one real person step forward and say that this is happened to them and prove it was because they reported a Bigfoot sighting to the authorities.

“In addition to suspending a driver’s license…”

Whoa…wait a minute LNP!!! As far back as 2010 your claim was proved false by David Paulides when he queried the Oregon DMV.

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Credit: David Paulides

Bigfoot Ballyhoo the site that brought us:

  • Oregon DMV Hoax
  • ESP Team Hoax
  • Dale Saxton Hoax
  • “Big Clyde” Hoax
  • Miller Document Hoax
  • 1962 Bigfoot Body (“Jerry Lustin”) Hoax
  • And now the insurance Hoax

BTW, the state cannot cancel you car insurance… only the carrier or yourself can.

You can read about Ballyhoo and LNP’s antics at :

The Squatchdetective Hall of Shame:

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(click on picture to go to page)


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Squatch-D

Okay much to get to today…

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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

Once again I pop over to the site where EVERYTHING has been just about disputed, Bigfoot Ballyhoo. I hadn’t been there in some time because the blog author, Linda Newton-Perry stated she was hanging it up.

But as we have repeatedly shown, some tend to come back…and here she is again. Again sticking by all these stories proven to be made up on her “blog.”

For the site’s brief history, you can read about it here.

Linda Newton-Perry again in her penchant for putting “alleged” (and by alleged I mean phony) Bigfoot stories on her blog to support the Bigfoot mystery again falls short.

In the latest, she is still supporting the PROVEN phony Bill Emery by supplying us with this gem on her site. This gem appeared last October.

 

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Screen Caps of LNP story “submitted” to her.

 

Here’s the text of this so called encounter,

 

Jerry Lustin has left a new comment on your post "Bill Emery comments on 1962 Bones":

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.

It was in the early hours of November 9th when me and several other men were working the Dew Ridge area clearing wind falls from the roads in the area. If memory serves me it was 8:30 am or so when we saw what we thought to be a dead bear under a big old growth tree on Dew. As we approached the bear it became plain to us that it was not a bear.
The animal was something in between ape and human in looks only larger than any thing I’ve seen ever before or since. The animal was laying under the tree face down and dead. We all looked at it and to our surprise this animal had hands and feet not paws. It was covered in a short crop of black hair and obviously not anything ever seen by us before.

We needed a forest service foreman to come to the site right away to look at it because, we were not to remove any fatalities from wind storm damage trees without forest service being on site. We had well understood protocol to go through in case we came across a car with people in it under a tree. Ranger Guy Adams from Cave Junction arrived and took photos from both sides of the tree. Then more people came up to do the same. As the site filled with forest service and unknown people we were directed to cut a 10 section out above the creature for removal.

It was after we removed the tree off the animal that they got branch poles out and turned the animal over onto its back. The animal’s eyes ware open and dried blood was all over the mouth and ears of the animal. The eyes were black in color. Teeth were jagged and yellowish. It had breasts on it like a female only dropped and small in shape. It was female of course. Everybody was told to stay away from the animal at this point. By noon a truck had showed up and they used block and tackle to pick the animal up and swing it into the back of the flatbed.

At that point the big wig from Medford came and they told us to leave that road and go to Glary Creek some 5 mile away to work for the rest of the week. They started acting like squirrels to many of us, nervous and snappy. It was three days later when Guy told us that animal was a ape escaped from a home in O’Brien. We knew it was bull, because who keeps a 8 ft ape for a pet. We knew when we uncovered the animal, it wasn’t no ape. We didn’t know about bigfoot then but thought it was some kind of wild man-gal.

For some time after many stories came out on the animal as to what it was. My brother- in- law took 3 pictures of it and I hope to give copies to Emery if Stan can locate them.

                                                          Oct. 20th, 2016 Bigfoot Ballyhoo

 

Once again LNP has this picture which raised a flag to me knowing her modus operandi in the past to have photo’s mislabeled, misidentified to make the reader believe they are something they are not.

 

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Picture found on Bigfoot Ballyhoo Blog.

 

It didn’t take very long for me to find the original picture here.

 

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Buzzy Franklin( On right) and Henry Klossner (on left).  (From Posting PBase) 

 

The caption under the photo…

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With the real people identified in the picture, we learned that the picture had been placed on PBase at the latest on July 14th, 2006 and we know Buzzy’s Greenwater Café closed in 2008. (Source: Small Towns Newspaper Service)

In fact here’s a picture of Buzzy circa 2008…

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Buzzy Franklin in 2008, Photo by John Leggett

 

But here’s where the fun begins. We go back to LNP’s researcher that started it all, “Dale Saxton.”

 

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I took a look at the rest of the thumbnails and BANG… there’s “Dale Saxton” the logger who was the inspiration of the “ESP Team.” We also found another picture of Buzzy Franklin.

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But the person pictured is not a logger like Ballyhoo and LNP had claimed, but a fisherman running salmon charters.  This picture was uploaded to PBase on July 14th, 2006, long before Ballyhoo was even a thought and can be found here.

LNP likes to use an article title of “It’s a matter of time.” You’re right Linda!!!

It’s a matter of time before we find the now changed pictures of the ESP Team, since we exposed the last set. And a matter of time before we find “Cole’s” pictures too!!!

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.

                                                                                           Internet Post February 15th, 2016

 

The sad fact is, she WASN’T honest at all. First, when this all started, I tried to inform her she was being hoaxed. Nope she insisted she wasn’t.

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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

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