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Hi gang, it’s been some time since I have written. It has been a busy year not so much in the Bigfoot world but my personal life and all for the good. Once again I am a Licensed Private Investigator and am in process of launching an Investigation agency.

My field teams to the East and West have been working their areas and developing new areas and am excited at the possibility that spring 2018 will bring us some great results not seen since that of 5-6 years ago.

New equipment is in and will be using to enhance our coverage of our field team and looking forward to some more field testing of the said equipment.


I have laid low because the vitriol in the Bigfoot “Community” has been at an all time high not seen in a long while. My efforts are geared to the more positive aspects of research now, but as usual some negative creeps in and something I feel necessary to bring to the light of folks.

I write much about hoaxing, because I feel an educated public assists us in our search. Most recently, a relatively new group called the East Texas Bigfoot Hunters, put a post, on what is becoming the bane of the community’s existence, their Facebook page, this post.

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Note the wording on the post and I would like to flag some very key verbiage:

“USING OUR GAME CAMERAS”

“SEVERAL HOURS OF FOOTAGE”

“EXAMINE THE FOOTAGE MORE CLOSELY”

This was followed by a second post eleven minutes later:

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Note more of the verbiage:

“FEW MRE PICS FROM THE FOOTAGE”

“WE ARE STILL EXAMINING THE FOOTAGE”

“OWNERS”

Well to many of us that have been around a while this photo has been popping up over the last few years or so, known as The “Greenbrier Video,” so it was no big surprise and was obvious this was a hoax.

So when people started to question the picture that were in the know, particularly researcher Daz Brown and confronted, how quick the story changed and the pointing of the finger to the alleged anonymous submitter of the “picture.” Prompting a change in the story.

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Note the wording in the verbiage:

“PHOTOS (EMAILED TO US)”

“PROPERTY OWNER”

Seems to be a little discrepancy from what was said in the first two posts to now this explanation. They went from reviewing hours of footage, to still examining footage to now photo just emailed. Also note that “the property owners,” has become the property owner.

This fits perfectly with most of the stages of Guy Edwards, “Stages of a Bigfoot Hoax:”

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

We see the Fifth Stage very clear in their last post about the picture:

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Some may say, “Well they got fooled and excited and posted it too quick.”

But….NOT SO FAST!

Now look at the statements in the reply and the post regarding this. Here’s my concerns.

First, in their original post, they stated they were looking at “hours of footage.” Footage means video. That changed to pictures this anonymous property owner had “emailed them”

Second, “It took us almost no time to bust this person…”  BUT “After being up most of the night working and examining these photos.” 

Third, They didn’t post at all they busted the property owner, not until  Daz Brown came out and told them the evidence they were presenting as their own was a hoax. Again this was BEFORE ANY POSTING BY ETBH claiming it was a hoax. Which should have taken them no time at all and nothing would have been posted had they just Googled the image. Seems like they are trying to say THEY busted it. Wrong.

Third, they still want to meet with the property owner because the area has great potential….WHAT??

In their post clearly shows a VIDEO PLAYER with the same length of video:

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More to the matter of fact, we see the exact video player here with the same time stamp in The Paranormal Review’s YouTube Page posted in 2014:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_h7HbIG4YE

So it was very obvious this was a screen cap, which they had said they caught after monitoring their game cams.

Why wouldn’t they know what terrain is in their shot to begin with? Please don’t tell me that you let the property owner set your cams up as an excuse because that doesn’t necessarily wash with me either.

May I be remiss to address the old excuse “We were hoaxed,” to remember the 2005 episode of C2C radio, regarding a bigfoot capture where a gentleman from Menlo Park stated, “We have scientists looking at it right now,” only to be days later using the same excuse.

In another post they talk about using “due diligence.”  Well said due diligence, would normally dictate, that before posting such amazing evidence and claims, that due diligence would be done FIRST.

Seems to me more due diligence was done on T-shirt and decal designs.

And it is ironic, that the news article they were featured in also had two other characters profiled on this blog, the very gentleman from Menlo Park, and Bob Garret.

Common sense tells us what this really is. Well that’s the way I see it anyway, but the reader is the real jury.

Till Next Time

Squatch-D

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Here’s a  thought for researchers and one too often we don’t think about.

What if you come across an actual “nest” or properly coined a bedding area of a Sasquatch?

What is you come across blood or a stool sample?

Aside from following good forensic collection techniques and scene isolation and investigation, some of which can be found here at the Squatchdetective University investigation page, one must consider the biohazard impact of what sample that can be left behind, especially if fresh evidence is collected.

 

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Many years ago as a I was working my way becoming a medic, one of the many elective courses that were offered was an infection control course, which of course opened our eyes to the dangers of having open wounds, or mucous membranes being exposed to material which could infect our bodies, in some cases having severe and or long term effects.

We must remember, that especially in the animal kingdom and within the order of primates, certain evolutionary adaptations have occurred that may leave one genus immune to a virus or bacteria which leaves another vulnerable to.

Even across the same types of genus, living in different locations certain environmental resistances to biohazards can by happenstance, take for example the toll smallpox had in the early Americas on the native peoples.

The introduction of new viruses, bacteria and diseases unbeknownst to common medical practice can occur as well. Not only did we bring small pox to the Americas, but conversely Syphilis, was brought to Europe due to exposure from the Americas. Also note that Yellow Fever, was once indigenous to Africa, travelled to America thanks to the heinous slave trade.

Exposure to germs at a young age, as many Europeans living in dense cities at the time, had exposure to rodent germs, which in the Americas, did not. Much like the way they are trying to combat allergens, by introducing foods like peanuts, in small doses in toddlers and small children to build natural tolerances.

There are certain primate diseases though may not be common to Homo Sapiens (modern humans) but also within the order itself. There are also strains of disease that old world primates, versus new world primates may have a resistance to and vice versa.

Getting back to our Sasquatch issue, leads to many hypothetical situations. First and foremost, communicable disease is not just limited to a specific order set like primates. They can jump orders. The rat, (Order Rodentia) certainly was responsible for transmitting smallpox and bubonic plague throughout Europe causing the dreaded pandemics of such. Of course, one of the biggest order jumpers we hear about is rabies.

Now we can speculate all day long, what disease can be communicated on either side, but it is just that; speculation.

So here’s some simple things to carry in the field, to be mindful of the slight possibility of such contaminants.

Carry a small biohazard kit. It doesn’t take up much space or room on your person, and there is no need for a high tech respirator, especially since an airborne pathogen is unlikely unless you come face to face with Ol’ Hairy.

 

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But protecting the mucous membranes of your mouth, and nose is important, so a simple mask will do.

The beauty of this kit is not only will it most likely keep you from becoming contaminated by biohazard, but it will keep you from cross contaminating potential DNA evidence. So it works two fold here.

Finally you also want to keep on hand some post collection products, such as hand sanitizer, and eye wash, which should be part of your field first aid kit.

 

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The biggest thing is, both before and after of inspection and collection of any biological or DNA evidence, wash up both before and after to stop the contamination either way. 

 

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Not only is this for our own safety, but it also keeps our evidence safe. And please note…DO NOT KEEP DNA evidence in plastic baggies.

Plastic bags retain humidity and can quickly degrade the viability of the evidence. Biological evidence should be kept in paper bags!!

Let’s keep safe out there this Spring, Summer and Autumn!!!

 

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

RIP Dallas Gilbert

Sources have told me the extremely sad news that Ohio Bigfoot researcher Dallas Gilbert has passed away.

Dallas along with his best friend an research partner Wayne Burton, had been featured on their autobiographical documentary, “Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie.”

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Dallas Gilbert

Sadly Wayne had lost his wife earlier this year, now he has lost his best friend.

Although some of Dallas’ evidence may not have stood up to some of the community standards, every once in a while he came up with some very interesting photos.

One thing that was always certain of Dallas however, he believed in everything he did and had a great big heart.

Every once in a while I would hear from Dallas and he was always so enthusiastic about doing research. That enthusiasm existed throughout his life and never strayed.

He will be missed. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife and family and to Wayne.

Keep on Squatchin’ my friend.

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

Introduction:

It’s time to shape up folks. It’s time to change to be better. It’s time to take some heartfelt advice from someone who has had a handful of sightings and a handful of experiences. But they weren’t every time out nor every area I went to. That takes time, logistics, analysis and a lot of luck.

But what I have seen trending over the last several years, much in part to social media, is the rise of some sycophants who are so starved for attention they find Bigfoot at every turn and play to an uneducated, drive by audience.

Then there is the ones who try so hard, that they find evidence at every turn. I understand the bias towards ones own evidence, but if someone shows you the light, or gives you constructive criticism, take it!!! Not personally.

The audience that reads this blog, is educated, because they took time to come here, visit the site, read through the archives, Hall of Shame and of course Squatchdetective University. The people that read this are more than just your average enthusiast, they seek more. Of course many researchers read my blog and site as well.

Over the years I have made some missteps. Admitted such and learned from them and moved on.  I have found evidence and some landed in my lap which have become neat discoveries which have fueled the debate of the existence of the creatures.

But..my mission was always to tell everybody the good, the bad and the ugly.

I have tried to stay clear of many rivalries that exist today in this pseudo-scientific field. Because lets not kid ourselves, we’re not scientists. There are some in the field, but very few and far between.

I was told the other day, I am known for busting hoaxes.  I actually was offended by this at first thinking it was a slam. But what I should be known for is telling it like it is.

See the reason why I am known for is busting hoaxes, is because usually I handle misidentifications quietly. There is no need for embarrassment of the individual for they have done nothing wrong.

So in effect for every hoax I have thrown out to the public there have been a number of those which have been categorized as misidentifications and a few that don’t live up to me posting them, but I just couldn’t tell you honestly what I think because I am not sure.

I have been quiet because the field team is nursing family members who are in ill health, working on education and I myself am nursing a sprained ankle. But we are on the move this month.. so look forward to seeing some reports, even if it is nothing important, we’ll keep you updated.

You see for a long time I have sat by quietly and not commented. Well that time has ended.

But let me predicate this with my background, I have been an investigator practically all my adult life. I have have worked numerous years in retail loss prevention and investigation, and as a Private Investigator in the criminal, civil and insurance industries.

Lesson 1: The need for patience

I never really had a problem at being patient as an investigator. For some reason, and being in the “Information Age,” everyone wants information “Now, now, now!”

In 2008 everyone was looking for a condemnation without evidence, and I stood up for my principles then, and took tremendous heat for it, but in the end when I did manage to get that evidence, everything was set back to normal. And I stand for my principles now.

But as an investigator, rushes to judgment always spell a person’s demise. Whereas a slow and methodical approach, you tend to get it right more often than naught.

Take for example this week the posting of a Drone Video, by a drone enthusiast “Hardpack101.”

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So what do you think will happen when someone’s excitement to get the story first overtakes investigative common sense? Well what happens is you may rush to the scene, lose all objectivity and find all sorts of “evidence.” Then the person comes out and states its all a hoax.

See, people don’t listen. People who follow me know the first rule of my evidentiary evidence procedure.

“A piece of evidence, film, photo or audio is only as good as the story behind it.’”

                                                                —Steve Kulls

 

When you forget that and let passion, ambition or whatever else motivates you, other than the truth, then you set yourself up consistently for failure.

I will not specifically mention the folks or the group behind this blunder by name. Enough people know it already, but this needs to be pointed out to folks sometimes even when you take you time in an investigation you make mistakes, but when you rush… it can be catastrophic.

So if you don’t start off by a detailed interview of the person behind the film, especially when they are as communicative as the hoaxer of this film, it’s a big misstep. If you decide to base your investigation on the bias it is real, without speaking personally to the witness you’re doomed from the onset.

Even more embarrassing is when you make a post that you have found evidence and even more so when you proclaim something is authentic when obviously you haven’t completed the all crucial important first step.

This should show that finding something is “alleged evidence” until it can be processed, such as a hair as they had claimed they had gotten.

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Part of claims made on a website about the Drone Video.

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Facebook response in regards to the Drone Video by the director of the organization.

 

Later it was claimed by the group or the director of the group that their was evidence planted. And that the hoax was called because he did not want the researchers wasting any more money in analysis or research of the area.

So now a little back pedaling, which at this point is understandable however the addition of the term “planted evidence,” has now been dropped on us.

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Well it is embarrassing enough to admit that perhaps you had been fooled by  “planted” evidence. But perhaps you did this to quell the notion that you had been a little over enthusiastic and took normal things in the outdoors and turned them into Bigfoot “evidence” in your mind.

Or how some have suggested that perhaps there was no evidence at all. That the director had made statements to this effect to generate buzz for his group and website.

One person stated they corresponded with “Hardpack101” and stated that he did not plant any evidence whatsoever. We here at Squatchdetective.com corresponded with him as well and received a similar response.

 

Response

Apparently now the organization is patting itself on the back for getting itself involved and putting the hoaxer “in a corner.” Unfortunately, the way we see it here is the hoaxer had a conscience and did not want people blowing money on testing. That’s not being “put in a corner.”

He could have said “F*** it and let the tests go on. Then the hoax would have gone on for weeks. So it was just luck that the perpetrator had some semblance of a conscience.

Imagine if the hoax had been perpetrated by someone similar to Rick Dyer’s personality?

Their involvement DID bring it to a close, so kudos for getting involved and quickly, BUT not just the reasons why they stated.

Again they do not at all mention or explain, why they at first thought this was REAL. There had been no presentation of any sort of evidence for the public to see. And to place it there now would be after the fact.

Mind you we are not being harsh and the persons involved should not look at this as anything negative towards them, just trying to teach lessons here.

Here’s the take aways!

  • HAVE PATIENCE… being first doesn’t always mean being right, and in this business you need to be right.
  • Don’t pass judgment on alleged evidence until the T’s are crossed and I’s are dotted. Again…patience!!!
  • If you say you have evidence…SHOW IT. Seeing is believing.
  • If you mess up, admit it, especially before patting yourself on the back for getting involved in the first place.

Lesson 2: Will the real Nathan Reo stand up???

Well we again have another ringer to claim he is a Sasquatch researcher, Nathan Garn (aka Nathan Reo). He claimed to know so much after asking a few researchers advice on methods etc. But after putting a video out there with known Bigfoot audio, claiming originally it was his until caught, seems to have taken his marbles and is on the run.  The guy adds vocalizations to his video, claiming them to be real… that is until he gets caught….ugh.

 

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Trying to get noticed…counselor turned aspiring filmmaker Nathan Garn

 

Yep and guess what? He’s an aspiring filmmaker. Kinda like that Harpack101 guy above with his drone video and that Canadian guy too… what’s his name? Oh yeah, Todd Standing.

 


Lesson 3: Beware the guys who find evidence at every turn

I frankly grow tired of the guys who rush in and just seem to get evidence at every turn, every time and every where… people like the guy who sees cloaked bigfoots everywhere, the guy from Ontario and that guy with the kid shaking the tree in Ohio.

Here’s the link where I busted one of his “Craptastic” audios as a hoax… and then he tries to turn around an claim now its not Squatch talk but EVPs. (Electronic Voice Phenomena, but if I recall he supposedly heard these.)

Those of us who really walk the walk know much better, and please spare me the “you’re doing it wrong bullshit.”

My response to that is “You are a bullshit artist.”

They’re all about the YouTube ratings folks.


Lesson 4: Habituation is why it is wrong. 

Habituation : is the verb tense of habituate meaning:

  • To accustom (a person, the mind, etc.), as to a particular situation.

Those who use the term a lot of times mean habitation. Sasquatches DO NOT live where you live….WRONG.  Their number one survival skill is avoidance of humans. Hence why we have such a hard time proving they exist. 

 

Habitation:

  1. a place of residence; dwelling; abode.
  2. the act of inhabiting; occupancy by inhabitants.
  3. a colony or settlement; community

                                                       Source: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/habitation

 

They’re only visiting at best and the property, again at best, may be a Foci of Activity area. A “foci area” is a part of the primate living and behavior model.  If they were habitating a particular area, it wouldn’t necessarily be all that pleasant.

Unless they are knocking on the door asking you for garlic, they’re not accustoming to anyone.

 

“I can’t see any sense in solving one mystery by introducing another mystery”

                                                                          —John Green

Neither are they coming to you in your dreams, except as a figure of a very over active imagination, mind_speaking to you, being picked up by a flying saucer to be dropped of at Nibiru, home of the Nephlim, nor are they jumping through a portal nor cloaked either.

If you leave food on a stump guess what may take???

Raccoons, badgers, ground hogs, squirrels, woodchucks, fishers, coyotes, bears, wolves, bobcats, lynxes, mountain lions, deer, elk, moose, rabbits, porcupines, stray dogs and cats, mice, prairie dogs, wolverines, weasels, and whatever else runs around your neck of the woods at night. YOU LEFT IT ON A STUMP OR A LOG.

Of course it must have been Sasquatch. 

And why is there never a trail cam picture of this??? Oh conveniently they avoid the trail cameras. I call BS.

 

These are the by-products of several things:

  1. Over active imaginations.
  2. Psychological needs for the need to belong or feel special.
  3. Psychological needs because you have been traumatized by an actual sighting.
  4. Possibly hit by infrasound during an actual encounter, provided that a Sasquatch uses infrasound.
  5. Finally, you have had some other phenomena other that a legitimate Sasquatch encounter, it just manifests that way to you.

Social Media: Our friend and our enemy

As I was saying last night on Squatchdetective Radio, Social Media has all but made the Forum boards obsolete. Years ago when I first started in this adventure, we all communicated in groups via Yahoo Groups, which was basically an email list. That’s how much discussion was dealt with.

The came the Forums which made those initial Yahoo groups obsolete.

Finally we have the Social Media platforms today. Much more powerful than the forums which became obsolete by these venues. The only problem was policing the trolls and the drive-bys.

People who had no education on the subject could just interdict an opinion and mob-rule begins. It has happened before on forums, but usually was quashed. Now the problem is prolific.

The lack of objectivity on both sides of the coin are apparent. Not because they just don’t agree with me, but rather have no rational backup for their stories. I remember being told by people whom were very scientific, that the Vermont trail cam picture is an owl, despite having a scientist evaluate it and using scientific law it is not something flying in front of the camera and is on the ground. What was the basis of their statement?

Their opinion. So much for scientific right?

So I see a hypocrisy. I really do.  Not that it not being an owl, proves it’s a Sasquatch. Far from it, and although I have an opinion about it, I can’t prove it because there was only one dang picture. But common sense gave it enough argument to post.

More recently is the Dodson Video cap. What folks don’t know is after doing this for 18 years I have developed a method for determining whether the “Blobsquatch”, or other anomaly is foliage or not. By changing the some values I create a composite of the picture creating a picture that consist of black, white and shades of the primary colors. As well as using an ELA test to determine if their was any photo manipulation.

So here we have the original video cap which has been shared all over the “social network” recently by someone who believes in opinion over fact, after all why believe in the truth, just believe what you want right?.

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Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.

 

First we need to determine, since the picture was distributed with the infamous red circle if the picture was manipulated or not. We do this via the ELA (Error Level Analysis) test, to see the photo has been manipulated.

 

What is Error Level Analysis?

ELA highlights differences in the JPEG compression rate. Regions with uniform coloring, like a solid blue sky or a white wall, will likely have a lower ELA result (darker color) than high-contrast edges. The things to look for:

  • Edges
    Similar edges should have similar brightness in the ELA result. All high-contrast edges should look similar to each other, and all low-contrast edges should look similar. With an original photo, low-contrast edges should be almost as bright as high-contrast edges.
  • Textures
    Similar textures should have similar coloring under ELA. Areas with more surface detail, such as a close-up of a basketball, will likely have a higher ELA result than a smooth surface.
  • Surfaces
    Regardless of the actual color of the surface, all flat surfaces should have about the same coloring under ELA.

    

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If you observe the photo with its ELA test which clearly shows the added red circle and arrows. So… not a photo manipulation.

BUT… If you notice the “Bigfoot Face” appears green. Well lets look at some examples of my methods to determine whether we are looking at foliage or not.

 

Example 1: Gorilla in the foliage. (Video Cap)

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Example 2: Gorilla behind some foliage.

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Example 3:  Gorilla in the foliage from a distance.

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Example 4: “The Myakka Ape” (Who knows if its real or not)

 

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Finally the Dodson Face:

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Ladies and gentlemen, unless Bigfoot is green; we have foliage. 

But low and behold that’s not what the majority of the masses wanted to believe so instead of looking at science, because it can be repeated and repeated with the same result. Here it is with the original…

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Original Composite

The original, the green is much darker… but still green

So the talk soon became, “look at this ‘enhanced picture’.” Someone photo shopped what it should look like. People were like “WOW!”

I was totally blown away, because now people are substantiating that a photo shopped photo PROVES to them something is real.

I was going to joke when I posted my findings and sarcastically talk about it being a “cloaker” but someone brought it up in a semi-serious tone.  I just don’t get it.

Someone even said “we wouldn’t know a Squatch if it was standing in front of our nose.” Well son I have seen them, and I know  what they look like and what they don’t. And they are certainly are not green.

But what I can tell you is if they throw the following out there:

  • They’re just jealous…
  • They wouldn’t know a Sasquatch…
  • Don’t be a hater…

They are full of “you know what!”


What the future holds

I was a huge resident of many Social Network groups, and I always will maintain a presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and such. But I have unjoined over 65 Bigfoot groups yesterday. Why?

Because the discussion has fallen out of the scientific and factual realm and plays now to people’s fancies rather than fact.

This is nothing personal, and nothing I say here is personal. From now on if people I want me to analyze anything, it will be posted here and at Squatchdetective.com rather than in a Facebook Group other than a handful I have remained to be a part of.  Or I can privately tell folks what I think.

If I see evidence and facts disregarded on either side of the coin, I will disembark from those groups as well as my tolerance for fantasy and whim has fallen. I will not engage in useless dialogue with folks if they have no penchant for honoring evidence, fact and scientific law other than in a one on one format.

When people disregard evidence, fact and at times common sense, it makes us ALL look bad. It makes us look desperate to prove something.

And they would be right for making such an assertion. 

For those with me, stand for the facts and the truth in this mystery, as I will always try to be a guide on that journey. I will always tell the truth, and I will always let you know where I stand.

My thirst for the facts and more importantly the truth has never been greater.

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

I have to say what a wonderful and pleasant time in Pennsylvania this past weekend. Some good money was raised for some great charities, and I think all for the most part had a great time.

 

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The crowd was building even by 10AM thankful the rain the previous day had subsided.

(Photo Credit: Steve Kulls)

My presentation as I usually do on trips where research is the main focus, again was on what we really know about Sasquatches and the relationship to primate habitation and behaviors.

 

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(Photo Credits: Tracy Roy)

During Saturday, we had a great time meeting folks, talking about their experiences, signing a few posters and books, having some laughs and enjoying the camaraderie with the other participants, speakers and guests.

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Signing a poster and me and “Trapper” hamming it up for a picture.

(Photo Credits: Left-Tracey Roy, Right-Stacey Horton) 

 

We had music by “Walt the Musician,” Walter Shrum and even event organizer Eric Altman got in on the action! Walt tried to get me, but I usually sing metal, not folk!!!

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Both the evening before the speaking event and the evening after the speaking event were group research taking place at several locations in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

On Friday evening, it was BAPS Co-Founder Shawn Dennis and I along with a family of four.  Within a few minutes of our arrival we heard a tremendous howl, not quite sounding like a coyote.

After a quick scramble to get a recorder set up, of course it never repeated itself. However later that night I did get an excellent Coyote howl which wasn’t too far off from us.

So on to the exciting part. After call blasting some baby cries, I decided to do a thermal scan and perhaps take a picture or two, when I spied upon a very silent, rather large creature skulking about using the thermal camera.

Shawn could only look in the direction I was pointing him two, while the family stood behind me and watched the thermal as well.

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We were quite excited about capturing the video, and there was quite the buzz about it Saturday, but when we got it home and was able to review it, I passed my decision over to some of my field team, and they all agreed that what we were looking at was most likely a bear, which stopped to look back at us by standing up after Shawn had throw a whoop or two at it.

I would like to thank all those involved for their kindness, and camaraderie. A special thanks to Eric Altman for having me along on this jaunt, and hopefully we’ll be doing it again next year!!!

Remember folks,  that’s what this field is about. The first priority is and should be to enjoy yourself. Yes there is hard work involved at times. Frustrations and disappointments. But all of the negatives are far outweighed by the positivity of this past weekend.

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

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