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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

Who’s profiting from Hank now???

It was reported to me sometime ago by then Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society Director, Eric Altman that a fellow had bought the mold from Dyer’s phony Sasquatch, “Hank.” And like many years ago of Biscardi trying to cash in on his own hoax by attempting to sell the “Bigfoot in a Freezer” costume for $250K visa vie Joshua P. Warren…

Now we have the man who bought the mold selling “Hank” Busts for just $250.00 a pop. You can see the EBay listing here.

A big thank you to Pinkfoot for bringing that to my attention!!!

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Snips of the EBay listing.

I will admit Brett did an incredible reproduction. Just as an FYI he bought the mold from the man who made the original Hank for an undisclosed amount and not Rick Dyer. Would look kind of cool on my mantle. Like a hunter with a deer head, a hoax buster with a costume head. Damn it now I want one!

At least its not a bad guy profiting, so I have no problem with it.

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However we did learn that “Hank” himself went to Marijuana dispensary in Colorado reportedly for $12K what allegedly Dyer paid for Hank. The report of this can be read here which follows tour promoter and ex-Team Track Andrew Clacy.

Much more to come as more of the Dyer “Money Train” is exposed. My guess is Hanky Panky now is being funded by the sale of Hank.

But much more to come as we may have the first lawsuit being brought to bear against Mr. Dyer on a funding deal… more details to follow on that.

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!


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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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