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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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In the past…

Okay gang, we’ve been working here very hard to dispel hoaxes and separate fact from fiction…

Some of the things in the past we’ve dispelled some myths that have hit television:

  • In the 1990’s A&E Ancient Mysteries documentary on Bigfoot, (hosted by the late and legendary Leonard Nimoy), longtime and respected (by myself included) Bigfoot researcher Henry Franzoni stated that “Ape Canyon,” was named after the 1924 Fred Beck incident, in which a group of hunters had rocks and boulders thrown upon their hunting cabin, resulting to Beck allegedly killing one of the creatures. In truth, “Ape Canyon,” was named after the “St. Helen’s Apes,” a youth collective (similar to the Boy Scouts) which used to explore, hike and frolic upon this canyon and discovered Ape Cave in the 1950’s, later named after their collective which had been organized in the 1880’s.
  • “Let’s get one thing clear straight-away: there have never been any apes in the Ape Caves. Sorry. The name comes from the first of Mount St. Helens’ four major eruptive stages and was bestowed upon the caves by an outdoor group called the Mount St. Helens Apes.”

                                                                                                    Source: http://www.wta.org/

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  • Dispelling an ABC news report in 2003, mixing up and combining the story of the Patterson Gimlin Film and the Ray Wallace Wooden Footprint find. In 2003 ABC news had reported that the Patterson Gimlin Film was a hoax because on his deathbed in 2002 he confessed to the film being fake. Completely misinformation. As a matter of fact, Wallace never admitted to ANY hoaxing. His family found a pair of “Stompers”", aka wooden Bigfoot feet in his shed after he passed away. Did he make the famous 1958 Jerry Crew tracks which coined the term “Bigfoot” up?  There seems to be a difference.

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Right: The Jerry Crew Cast, Center: The Wallace Stomper, Left: Blue Creek Mountain Track

 

When looking at the three above it becomes apparent which one was a Wallace print and which one was not. Forensically it is easy to see, granted the stomper is a right foot and the track is a left. The sad news is in regards to the ABC news foul up, I received a response when I complained, that if they were wrong they would print a retraction, and despite sending them numerous references, they never followed up. So much for accuracy in the news.

Of course we don’t have time to correct all the inaccuracies that the media may kick out, but some of the major ones. we want to correct and do our best to uphold some semblance of truth before misnomers and lies do indeed become the truth.

This information needs to be repeated every so often because of the constant influx of new people.

Hence the reason why a hoaxer is allowed to dupe a whole other group of researchers for a second time, using an old Frank Hansen stunt. (Bodies and bringing a phony on tour is no sign of originality.)

“A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get it’s pants on.”

                                                                                                                      – Winston Churchill


So why were people so angry at “Bigfoot Captured?”

Unlike Animal Planet’s Mermaid “Documentary,” and Megladon “Documentary” that appeared on Discovery Channel, at the beginning of this History Channel “documentary,” it clearly stated that some portions of the film have been “dramatized.”

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The captured “Bigfoot,” from the false documentary “Bigfoot Captured.”

Well I will explain why.

  • First:

          Dramatized:

                  verb (used with object), dramatized, dramatizing.

                           1. to put into a form suitable for acting on a stage.

                          2. to express or represent vividly, emotionally, or strikingly:

                  verb (used without object), dramatized, dramatizing.

                         3. to express oneself in a dramatic or exaggerated way.

                                                   Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dramatize

 

In this case I thing the director of the documentary got the word “dramatized”  with the word FICTIONALIZED.

 

         Fictionalized: 

                  verb (used with object), fictionalized, fictionalizing.

                               1. to make into fiction; give a somewhat imaginative or fictional version of.

                                               Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fictionalized?s=t

  • Second, the film isn’t clear what is documentary and what is an act. For example, is Kelly Shaw’s experience; made up or real? Many people think the former not the latter. If you ask him I am sure he will tell you different. And that’s just the first problem.

  • Third, people could misconstrue Dr. Meldrum’s or any of the real researchers part as fiction as well. Dr. Meldrum has publicly stated his distaste for the outcome of the production, and he is so very right in so much as when you sign on to do a documentary or program, what they tell you or what the outcome of production is, you have very little say. Sounds to me like they soft balled the pitch to him.

 

  • Fourth it causes the public to believe wrong things about this mystery. The confusion was so bad it forced Snopes.com to comment on it:

“While the program started with a brief disclaimer stating that Breaking History: Bigfoot Captured featured "some dramatization" and ended with credits listing various actors who pretended to be Bigfoot hunters, the episode was presented in documentary form and therefore fooled a number of viewers into believing that a Bigfoot creature had actually been captured during the process of filming.”

                                          Source: http://www.snopes.com/bigfoot-captured-history-channel/

    • Fifth, It puts all future documentaries in doubt. How would you like to put out a class A documentary and full of 100% source checked facts, only not to be believed or accused of faking stuff because of productions like this? I wouldn’t that’s for sure, but that’s what we’re up against now. 

     

    • Sixth and finally the dishonesty of the “documentary” continues even today on the show’s webpage do they lie by stating the following describing the program with a smear of dishonesty,  

    “Bigfoot is America’s most legendary creature, and has always inspired more questions than answers. Could something resembling a massive man-ape really be roaming forests and hiding in the shadows undetected? Whether you believe in Bigfoot or not, there’s something provocative about the idea that we could be living with an unseen monster. But what if one day we did more than catch a glimpse of one? What if we captured the creature? This two-hour special, compiled by a director who traveled the world looking for proof Bigfoot actually exists, takes an unexpected turn when a Sasquatch capture is caught on camera. What happens when what most of us think is fiction becomes fact? And what does it mean for us all if the creature really is out there.”

                                                     Source:http://www.history.com/shows/bigfoot-captured/about

     

     

    No disclaimer on the site of any “dramatization.”

    The Center for Media and Social Impact describes itself as,

    “…an innovation incubator and research center that creates, studies, and showcases media for social impact. Focusing on independent, documentary and public media, the Center bridges boundaries between scholars, producers and communication practitioners across media production, media impact, public policy, and audience engagement.”

                                                                                   Source: http://www.cmsimpact.org/about-us

     

    What they say in one of their surveys about documentaries put out to filmmakers recently is not surprising,

     

    “At the same time, many of the filmmakers surveyed spoke of commercial pressures, particularly in the cable business, to make decisions they believed to be unethical. The trend towards faster and cheaper documentaries and the “assembly line” nature of work has proven challenging to filmmakers’ understanding of their obligations to subjects in particular. They also blurred the line between traditional documentary, reality, and hybrid forms. These developments often troubled documentarians…Filmmakers also face pressure to inflate drama or character conflict and to create drama where no natural drama exists. They may be encouraged to alter the story to pump up the excitement, the conflict, or the danger.”

                        Source: http://www.cmsimpact.org/making-your-media-matter/documents/best-practices/honest-truths-documentary-filmmakers-ethical-chall

     

    It is very obvious there is no easy solution as reality television, which includes documentaries evolves. Let us hope this hybrid type dies a quick death. We all thought it did a couple of years ago with those prior phony documentaries, but it once again reared its head with one twist: This time it used real people to foster their “dramatization.”

     


    And finally… another LNP slip?

    We recently outlined some of the problematic things with Linda Sue’s (Linda Newton-Perry aka Ms. Sparkles) “Miller Document,” indicative of many of her other hoaxes: For example,

    • “ESP’s” Bigfoot pic which they named, “Big Clyde.” Clyde was the name of the Orangutan in Clint Eastwood’s “Every Which Way But Loose” and “Every Which Way You Can.” Strangely when we found the actual people LNP was using pics for as the “ESP” team, they tended to a bull by the name of “Big Jake.”

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    • The ESP member Hank Parchell. In the first picture put out by the ESP Team it was easily identified as an inverted photo cap of the Bigfoot used in the 1977 movie, “Sasquatch, The Legend of Bigfoot.” In that movie there was a character named Hank Parshall.

     

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    Thanks to one of my Facebook friends, Carson Hopper, we now may know LNP got some of her names..

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    Left: A calling to her alleged “posters” for help to verify claims. On right

    In the past especially with her ESP Team and Big Clyde/Sasquatch:Legend of Bigfoot debacles where LNP plead help from “Bill Emery’s” friend “Marcy” for help Here was see LNP asking help by these otherwise anonymous folks, for help regarding he Miller / Wentworth scam.

    Well here’s the synopsis of “A Year of Novembers.”

     

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    The protagonist of this self published author, (the Perry’s are also self published) is named Sophia Alcaster.

    Well it seems LNP is sticking to her patterns or just yet another coincidence that seems to keep popping up around all things Bigfoot Ballyhoo. We should call it, “Bigfoot Baloneyhoo.” We’ll keep digging and letting you know more here!!!

    Till Next Time,

    Squatch-D

    Yesterday Dr. Jeff Meldrum broke his silence over what may or may not have been a Bigfoot encounter while he was out with the infamous Todd Standing.

    The people that follow Standing blindly, “The Standlings,” took this as full vindication of their hero, the “Toddster.”

    BUT NOT SO FAST!

    This is what Dr. Meldrum stated:

     

    FOR THE RECORD:

    The account offered on Todd Standing’s Kickstart (sic) site is accurate in so far as my involvement is concerned. Following the events that occurred last Fall in Alberta, Todd asked me not to discuss my experience extensively until he the chance to finish the production of his documentary. Therefore, I have said very little publicly and openly about it. I will let him share the details with those attending the summit or the airing of his film in Seattle the following Tuesday. I will say that I did witness and interaction, i.e. Sonya talking reassuringly to something large and heavy that was circling our camp under cover of darkness at the end of a burmed (sic) road. It reacted to her approach and eventually broke from the treeline and crossed the gravel road to the opposite treeline. I observed through night vision an upright silhouetted figure, forward-leaning, arm-swinging, moving smoothly. Was it a sasquatch? I am not certain, but under the circumstances and based on the reconstruction conducted the next day, it strikes me as a real possibility that it was.

                                                                                                  Dr. Jeff Meldrum 11/19/14

     

    Let’s look very carefully at what Dr. Meldrum stated:

    “The account offered on Todd Standing’s Kickstart (sic) site is accurate in so far as my involvement is concerned. Following the events that occurred last Fall in Alberta…”

    The statement clearly does not vindicate Standing or prop belief in Standing’s pictures of “Blinky,” and “Puppetface” shown here:

    http://squatchdetective.weebly.com/sylvanic–todd-standing.html

    Or

     https://squatchdetective.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/analysis-in-todd-standings-blinking-bigfoot/

    Or

    https://squatchdetective.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/source-of-the-analyzed-capture-is/

    Or

    https://squatchdetective.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/proof-in-from-standings-first-face-hoax/

     

    People whom say there is “no proof” of Standing being a hoaxer are living in denial as show by the above.

     

    Here’s a quote that rings awfully familiar…

    (He) is a very accomplished nature photographer, skilled woodsman, and animal tracker. By … studying Sasquatch habit patterns. (He) would appear to have learned how-to be at the right spot at the right time, camera at the ready…

    But precisely because year after year, he comes forth with such pictures, they are scorned by some or the other well known Bigfoot enthusiasts…

    …(his) footage sometimes does not conform to the expected image and the specimens in his photos vary in color, size, volume, body fat and length or hair.

    Wow sounds like Dr. Meldrum may be talking about Todd Standing, but it isn’t. It’s anthropologist and Pulitzer nominated Dr. Warren L. Cook, talking about investigating Ivan Marx’s claims in the early eighties.

    Isn’t it strange how hoaxers fall into the same genres. This could also have been applicable to Dyer as well.

    And yes this fits perfectly into “Guy’s Edwards stages of a hoax.”

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

    Of course I reiterate, being a professional investigator, there is one initial step missing and that is “the mark.” Every hoax has a mark, be it narrow or broadly scoped. The mark, will lead to generally the motive behind such.

    As we have seen, Standing has been at this sort for eight years trying to obtain legitimacy. Which exactly is what folks like Biscardi, Dyer, and Newton-Perry have been trying to do after being caught red handed in hoaxes.

    “Blinky” was the real first time Standing was caught “red-handed” but unfortunately the wheels were in motion for other things prior to it becoming mainstream and to my attention.

    Let’s dispel another notion…

    So people in the community ask, “Could it be possible that Todd Standing hoaxed Dr. Meldrum.”

    Well coming from the field, I would say that is possible but most likely improbable.

    It’s generally a move that can present complete ruin for a hoaxer, and things could go south very quickly. I think it very unlikely.

    And the location they went to, I am sure, could have the possibilities of having Sasquatch activity. I mean how many trysts did we see Biscardi take in a town park? None…you have at least got to go where the creatures may habituate.

    So there is always the chance of having an experience. But Meldrum himself states he was not 100% positive:

    I observed through night vision an upright silhouetted figure, forward-leaning, arm-swinging, moving smoothly. Was it a sasquatch? I am not certain, but under the circumstances and based on the reconstruction conducted the next day, it strikes me as a real possibility that it was.

     

    What rings as a flag here is, the creature was observed in silhouette form via night-vision. That could open up the possibility a bit more, however, again I feel especially not being there, I cannot say, nor lay judgment. I take Dr. Meldrum’s word for it. I still say it is improbable.

    Kickstart my Heart…

    Let’s look at Standing’s Kickstarter page, (I will not provide the link here due to it asking for donations to a cause in which I do not believe).

    Here are his claims:

      1. Five never before seen Bigfoot videos including the life and death struggle that was necessary to acquire them.
      2. Two PhD’s ( Professor Jeff Meldrum PhD of Idaho State University and wildlife Biologist PhD John Bindernagel) experiencing live interactions with Sasquatch. As well as an eye witness accounting.
      3. An altercation between Todd Standing and
      4. Sasquatch that ends in brutality.
      5. The first step towards final proof of the species with DNA evidence.

    Again, Dr. Meldrum states very clearly that the statements made on the Kickstarter page were, “accurate in so far as my involvement is concerned.”

    The whole scenario is becoming “Dyer-esque” as Standing on the 25th of November after the “Sasquatch Summit,” a conference being held in Washington the weekend prior, Standing will be putting on a movie presentation followed by yet another attempt to petition the government for species recognition.

    Thing is will Standing collect ANY money from Kickstarter? The answer is no.

    And I believe he knows that.

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    As of November 20th, 2014

    See 900,000 CAD (Canadian dollars) is a pretty hard amount to raise, even by the end of January. To date he has raised only $420 from 18 backers equaling to an average donation of $23 and change each. That’s a long way to 900K CAD.

    But he is playing a smart business man laying it all down prior to the conference and US showing of his film, just in case.

    Thing is with Kickstarter.com that if you do not make your target amount you get zip, nada, nothing. I think Todd knows this and perhaps used the Kickstart campaign to gather a buzz rather that dinero!

    Or maybe he is bat-shit crazy and is banking on someone coming forward with big investment dollars. Who knows?

    On being a “hater”

    Let me make something very clear. I do not hate Todd Standing, nor even dislike him.

    He actually over the years has said some pretty intelligent things. (Comparing the actual amount of Gigantopithicus fossils found to reason the lack of Sasquatch fossil record was brilliant and one I agree to).

    This sets him apart from the ilk of Biscardi or Dyer. Is he in it for the money?

    I don’t think so.

    I truly think that Standing’s motives are to get enough attention to pass a protection bill for the creatures. Otherwise the Kickstarter campaign would have been for a more realistic amount.

    Unfortunately, I think Standing over the years has used some very unconventional and not so honest ways at “producing” evidence, that on a visceral level, we like the guy. On a “no nonsense” level we have seizures.

    Because he truly cares and is compassionate about the topic he has gained at least some trust and belief from the Bigfoot community academia. As we saw the same of that in years earlier in Ivan Marx gaining some trust of the earlier echelons of the community.  

    I like Todd but I also believe in the phrase “Caveat Emptor.”


    Examiner Article: From the case files, Whitehall, 2006

     

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    Did a Sasquatch pull this tree down?

    Beginning in the summer of 2006, a short series of sighting reports witnessed by twelve people in four separate encounters, surrounded the village of Whitehall, NY. not quite to the extent of the series of sightings in the same municipality back between 1974-1976 and again in the early 80’s…

    Read about it here


    Next blog…

    More on Squatchdetective Radio and DNA studies, horse hair braiding and other interesting tidbits.

     

    Till Next Time,

    Squatch-D

     

    Hi gang. Yes it’s been awhile but for much good reason. No… I haven’t taken time off per se, but have been busy setting up the new office, overall a pretty big move and much more, prepping for the upcoming 2014 season. The Office stands currently at about 45% complete but is operational.

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    (Left) New headquarters is taking shape. (Right) My equipment cabinet and charging station.

    There’s also some more, “behind the scenes” doings, but that may come out in time and all is very good stuff.

    Let’s get the bad stuff out of the way first, but even that is good news so to speak…


    Dummy Tour Busted, Broke and Done… The Obituary

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    Citing personal issues, personal betrayals (yet again), a conspiracy (replacing his “body” with a fake dummy), and lack of profitability, what we affectionately call the “Dummy Tour 2014” has seem to have been stalled out for at least 90 days.

    This all began a couple of weeks ago, when rumors abounded about several things.

    First while in Arizona, nobody wanted the “exhibit,” nor did New Mexico. While in Texas, Dyer was supposed to have shown his Bigfoot “documentary,” after his exhibit and Q&A. That would have been p[particularly nice especially since some people who paid to get the DVD have yet to receive it.

    However what he ended up showing was the 1980’s comedy “Harry and the Henderson’s.”  Technically that may have been in violation of Federal Law.

    Despite Dyer’s claims of being “sold out everywhere,” it seems he was either spending too much or his numbers were, as we suspect and proven here before, a bit inflated.

    There were also unconfirmed rumors he got punched in the puss by someone as well. Again that was unconfirmed. We have Lindsay’s sources saying that someone tore the lid off the box. (I don’t trust Lindsay’s sources at all, after all they were the ones stating how real this was.)

    Then we have Dyer marketing dude, Andrew Clacy departing the scene and flying back to Australia, where on his Facebook page, it’s as if Rick Dyer never existed anymore. Thing is, Dyer is looking for a new marketing dude, at least that’s what he’s saying.

    Then we had his Florida detour, which seemed to be the last hurrah for the failing tour. “But alas poor Yurick,” we now have the “Blue Light Special,” on Bigfoot dummy exhibits, marked down from $20 to $10 and then finally, pitifully to $5.

    And while all this was going on, Dyer, “Lily Dyer,” his babies’ momma, better known as Rosa Contreras Guilbert was dealing with and eviction process back in Las Vegas.

    As I have said before, the fall of a sociopath is going to be hard and painful, and the hoax will be a big part of his undoing. Just read this blog from our good friend, Racer-X and you will see the world crumbling under this pathetic individuals feet. Broke, busted, evicted, with family troubles. Don’t feel too sorry. Yet I have no sympathy, he can sell the RV, the trailer…etc. 

    It seems as though people whom were the “die hard” Dyer believers, well they are starting to finally crack, some may even hold even a little glimmer of hope. Maybe even about the “Camper Video.” But remember we reported it here a year and a half ago, just prior to that video, Dyer purchased a bunch of professional video equipment, so caveat emptor on that. And given the man’s actions, even if it had been real, which it is not, it would have been worthless in value.

    We haven’t been wrong thus far yet as to the reality of Dyer having evidence.

    This is a sad, sad saga, but I am finally glad to see it come to an end. While it did provide us insight to some whom we saw as authorities, become so fully invested in Dyer’s scandalous behavior, that they became tunnel-visioned unable to see an argument from the other side and apply common sense. They took hard objective data and pushed it aside for the subjective assessments often lead to by Dyer or once of his minions or “sources.”

    See folks the sad thing is Dyer likes to accuse people of riding his coat tails. In reality he was riding everyone’s coat tails. He was riding on the coat tails of our good work, our good names, the name of the legend we have so hard worked to prove and for some, our gullibility’s.  He was and still is the “wanna be.”

    He wanted on TV and he got that. He wanted attention, and he got that. He wanted revenge, and that quite didn’t work out like he expected.

    But what he wanted most, and which he will never get, is to be proven right.


    Cabela’s Weekend

    As usual we were treated to a great weekend at Cabela’s in Triadelphia, West Virginia for their Strange, Unusual and Rare Sightings weekend, where there was a great speaker lineup including, Eric Altman, Billy Willard, Stan Gordon, Doug Waller, and Dr. Jeff  Meldrum. I had the honor  to be on the dais with these fine people and had the pleasure of spending the weekend with them.

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    A beautiful shot at our stage just after the store opened Saturday morning.

    (Photo credit: Stacey Horton)

     

    Upstairs in the conference room, we all had tables and this is slowly turning into a WV Bigfoot conference. The event was totally free sponsored by our good friends at Cabela’s and special mention to our host, Bud Forte.

     

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    (Above Right) Describing what got me hooked into Sasquatch research, (Above left) Signing a copy of What Would Sasquatch Do?”, (Lower Left) Dr. Jeff Meldrum in the conference room. (Lower right) The promotional signs left around the store. (Photo Credits: Stacey Horton)

    Thanks to all involved, for both the fun and your friendship!


    Finally

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    And as always catch me along with my co-host Chris Bennett each week on Squatchdetective Radio. Thursday nights 8PM EST to 9:30PM EST, also available on I-Tunes.

     

     

     

    Till Next Time,

    Squatch-D

    Hey gang, good times, good times!  In a super positive mood this week as a lot of things coming to fruition.

    First, the move is on to a new Squatch-D HQ in March. The new facility should be the best biggest yet. So there may be a little quiet streak coming up the last week of February, first week of March.


    Road trip anyone???

    In March of course, there is the Cabela’s Rare, Strange & Unusual Sightings, at the Cabela’s in Tridelphia, West Virginia.

    A totally free event, with Eric Altman, Billy Willard, Dave Dragosin, Doug Waller, Stan Gordon, myself and featuring Dr. Jeff Meldrum.

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    (Left) Myself, Eric Altman and Billy Willard at the Steve “Indy” Pickett Memorial Barbeque, Salt Fork State Park, Ohio and (Right) Dave Dragosin and myself at the East Cast UFO/Bigfoot Conference, West Moreland, Pennsylvania.

    There will be a meet and greet panel on Friday March 14th, and the speaker series on the 15th and 16th. Admission is $0.00, FREE, GRATIS, etc.

    Okay time for my shameless plug…will have copies of What Would Sasquatch Do”  available for purchase and of course anyone who has purchased one in the past bring it, and I will make sure it gets signed.

    I know there will be some other vendor tables as well and it’d be a great time to get any of Stan Gordon’s books you may have signed and see if he’s got some new ones. Of course Dr. Meldrum will perhaps have his awesome, Sasquatch: When Legend Meets Science there as well.


    Series Finales???

    Rumors are abound that filming just wrapped for the series finale of Finding Bigfoot, which will air next year,I believe.

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    The rumor started when a local newspaper where they were doing what may be the final filming (Humboldt County), in a  Walla Walla, Washington paper ( I always love how that town sounds, kind of makes me wonder if the have a Walla Walla Wal-Mart in town).

    Question is, did the newspaper misquote and say series finale instead of season finale. Shows are usually hush hush about whom announces the series finale. Sources around the web are leaning to, that’s it.

    I will just sit and wait. Nonetheless I am a bit melancholy to see the program go. 

    I know, I know, its just entertainment my colleagues say. I agree. But I am a “Squatcher,” and I like to be entertained. The show also opened the door, not only for the shenanigans by some on the down side, but on the good side, did make people a little bit more tolerable to the possibility of their being a Sasquatch.

    Not to mention inspiring a future generation of kids, who seem to love Bobo, to keep an open mind and perhaps one day get in the field themselves, much the way The Legend of Boggy Creek was to me and countless others in the 70’s.

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    Some of the inspirations that created generations of researchers and enthusiasts

    Of course media and TV programming is the latter part of the twentieth century’s inspirations but prior to that we had countless books by the likes of John Green, Ivan T. Sanderson, John Keel, Dr. John Napier in the past which set the tone for new researchers.

    Finding Bigfoot, having well survived its first season, like it or not, has made its mark in history and developing a new generation of researcher yet to come. Not bad. 

    A curious note was that the news media was always neutral on the matter until we saw a drop off for about a decade in the late 80’s. Then they turned on us believers with bias. It would seem without adequate reminders that this mystery exists, the news forgotten most objectivity in the matter and now consider it a side show attraction.


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    Just my observations, but still no word on Bigfoot Bounty’s renewal, but considering the time it took to cast the previous time, and having my ear firmly to the ground, it doesn’t appear that Bigfoot Bounty will be coming back. There’s just been no real big buzz about it like the time Finding Bigfoot went “wheels up.” Spike did not appear to enthusiastic about the Bigfoot Bounty the way Animal Planet was about Finding Bigfoot.


    Speaking of side show attractions…

    Dummy Boy has hit the road, and is trying to find a venue in Phoenix  while he lays low near Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

    Last week we showed you a post where Dummy Boy was selling his little trailer, stating he bought one appropriate for carnivals and fairs, and side shows for that matter. Well this picture turned up from somewhere, showing Dyer did indeed obtain a new, bigger trailer and is not eating the most nutritious food.

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    Dyer Watch 2014.

    We all know about the venue he has at the end of the month in Houston, and people from reports have been deluging the venue to pull out of the deal. However, here at Squatchdetective.com, we will be having our sources doing their thing at the venue.

    Sources state that Dyer’s tour may end in San Antonio near the end of May.


    This week on Squatchdetective Radio

    Radio2  This week we’re bring back Don Boucher, to NOT talk about dummy boy, but rather about Bigfoot research and Bigfoot in Montana. Join us 8PM EST on Squatchdetective Radio.

     

    Till Next Time,

    Squatch-D

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