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**** Update November 24th, 2014****

To clarify.. perceptions based on attendance at Todd’s lecture are based on the photo shown, not on actual attendance. Upon watching the video it would appear that it seemed a bit more crowded.

As far as being many offended, maybe a wrong choice of words, but I have heard several in some small groups boycotting the Summit due to Standing’s appearance. The actual number is unknown.

As far as Standing stating his sister was not a make up artist, which is not a point brought up on this blog yesterday, it was his wife Louise, (for a long time thought to be his sister.) Louise claims only to be a cosmetic make up artist.

The person who pointed this out to me actually taught me a valuable lesson on perceptions. We are not always perfect, but we admit to any mistakes or anything that can be misconstrued. Thank you.


Well there seems to be nothing Earth shattering from Todd Standing’s presentation at the Sasquatch Summit in Washington over this past weekend.

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Todd Standing takes the lecture at the Sasquatch Summit 2014 (Photo Credit: J.M. Baily w/ permission)

Here’s a lesson for all the newcomers, especially the ones who weren’t around when Todd Standing decided to show up.

See hoaxers are at their weakest when they first begin their hoaxes. Here is an example to that as Todd starts making grand claims in 2005.

 

It is hard to believe in this day an age that there are many places left in the vast mountain ranges of North America that are left untouched by man. But there is. The name may have changed in the last century but the legend remains the same. Sylvanic, as it is now called by the natives that have know of its legends thousands of years before civilization enveloped this continent, is a well hidden canyon nestled deep within the depths of the rocky mountains. This website explores the mysteries and folklore that surround this enigmatic rivers pass that leads to an ancient valley. A large unbroken chain of mountains encircles this valley and it is said that the sacred pass is guarded by the shadows of the mountain. A group of 4 people went into this valley on a February weekend in 2005 to document as much information about Sylvanic as they could. What they found was shocking…

                                                                                      Sylvanic.com at its inception May 2005.

This area called “Sylvanic” was NEVER known to any local Natives, and the pass was supposed to be a two by two hole in the mountain range. Sounds like stuff of fairy tales. But the it was followed by the long gone Sylvanic Video 1 which can be viewed here.

Todd admits to be in Sylvanic video 1 and his sister was operating the camera.

“As far as the dog he was just acting terrified.  That dog would have died before it went another step into sylvanic, so we just left him behind with our cameraman.

I guess i am the dude so what did i see?  To be honest i was more concerned with my little sister.  She recorded the video footage and she was just standing there while this thing was growling at her.  My first instinct was to grab her and run.  People have asked me why didn’t we continuing recording.  The answer is about 1 second after the video 1 footage stops i grabbed my sister to pull her back away and she dropped the camera.  We ran about 200meters before we stopped.  After about 10 minutes we went back to pick up the camera and that is when we explored behind the trees where we found the cave full of hair.”

                                                                                      Todd Standing, May 7th, 2005

 

Cave full of hair? Why didn’t he collect some samples??

In the same series of statements, Todd Standing also states he was going to take a Botanist due to there being a possible new plant discovery, a paleontologist, and a biologist. This all dates back to 2005. 

 

“Sorry conspiracy but i have a full compliment going on this trip with me already.  I will take you next time.  For now i have my cameraman two PHDs ( One a Biologist and the other a paleontologist) my original guide(without his dog), myself and a crazy friend.”

                                                                                   Todd Standing, May 9th, 2005

“The botanist that took pictures of what she thinks is a new species of plant is going back to sylvanic in about 4 weeks( Before me and my group)  so we will she what she comes back with.”

                                                                                   Todd Standing, May 18th, 2005

Several days later, Todd is talking about how much hair evidence he going to attain from the cave.

“But as i have said before that cave was full of hair so this time i will bring a garbage bag and stuff it full of hair.  If you would like maybe i could even send you a piece?”

                                                                                  Todd Standing, May 25th, 2005

How did that work out… I don’t know there was never any follow up. Mrs. Bigfoot must have cleaned the cave perhaps. 

But you see it is very common for a hoaxer to weave a complicated web of lies and stories. Todd has long gotten a pass on the “Dan Hamilton Incident,” he wrote about on Sylvanic nine years ago. Having no evidence to support such claims of the man whom disappeared in the mystical Sylvanic along with a picture he posted of someone gone missing in the 30’s.

But no one knows where this mysterious “Sylvanic” area is, not the aboriginals that several Canadian researchers have inquired, nor the geological surveys.

But if this area was so “evergreen” with Sasquatches, why would Todd take over and area of another researcher?

According to David Rodriguez on his blog  as reported by a Canadian Taxidermist by the name of Ken Walker claims that a Bigfoot researcher first took Standing into his research area that Standing eventually usurped and is the geographical location that Standing used to take Les Stroud, Jeff Meldrum, John Bindernagel and Sonya Zohar.

According to the article Walker was described…

“Ken Walker is a world champion taxidermist from Alberta.  He has his work on display in institutions like the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (Panda), and other museums, he has received a multitude of awards for his work.  Here is another good Article on Ken Walker.  Ken is someone with actual integrity, unlike what has been generated from Standing… Ken is an avid outdoorsman and hunter.  Ken has a very good reputation and he also has a sincere interest in bigfoot.

                                         Dave Rodriguez, “The Sasquatch Voice Blog,” November 22nd, 2014

Over time and scrutiny other strange stuff began surfacing, like the Outstanding Production website,  where Todd uses the alias Todd Rockwell. Why would Todd Standing hide the fact that he was a major part of a production company? There may be a  non-Bigfoot related reason why, however it seems dubious.

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Or the departure of filmmaker Kenneth Barr and Idiom films working with Standing.

Due to professional differences I have disassociated myself completely from Todd Standing and The Sylvanic Project as of November 1st, 2007.

There will obviously be speculation on what has lead to my departure and it is something that I will not go into here, my reasons are my own and is due entirely to Mr. Standings behavior and conduct as of recent. I no longer wish any association, no matter how remote, to be construed between Mr. Standing/The Sylvanic Project and myself nor my company.

                                                                        Kenneth Barr / Idiom Films Dec. 10th, 2007

 

Todd Standing No-Kill?   Not from this statement.

My biggest problem is Tracks, hair, Blood, Feces, Video… Will never be enough evidence. I need a body or a piece of one.

                                            Todd Standing Statement on the Sylvanic Forum  August 13th , 2007

 

And the film he is showing this week? Does this sound familiar?

  • We have gathered an enormous amount of entirely unique documentation about these animals, which has now been compiled into a 40-minute documentary.
  • We have been touring our documentary around North America in an attempt to educate people about our findings and begin to enhance pubic understanding of the reality of this species.
  • At every showing I discuss in detail how important it is that no one ever attempt to incapacitate, provoke, or kill one of these animals. For their safety as much as these animals.
  • At every showing there is a petition for anyone to sign that will ensure species protection for these animals.
  • At every showing between 80-90 percent of people that attend sign our petition.
  • At every showing all the proceeds go to the local humane society. (This is an animal rights issue and I have always been an animal rights activist)

If you have seen the documentary prior to May 4th/2007, it has been totally redone. Over 90% of the film is new, the Bigfoot Videos 2 and 3 are less compressed and now almost perfect original quality. 

                                                                                                 Todd Standing/ Sylvanic Site 2009

 

Is it a coincidence the film he was showing this past weekend again only 40 minutes?

Seems like a lot of new was old.

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

 

Well Happy New Year everyone!!! Now let’s get right to it with the news…..

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A Wash in Washington…

It would appear our old friend Ricky Dyer is out and about getting ready for his “body” tour. Spotted in Washington State this week seen driving a wrapped SUV and trailer. For those that still believe him, well… BTW I hear Allen Issleb is using yet another alias. But rest assured as reported here first, he IS Allen Issleb.

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A couple of pictures that have surfaced on the web.

Don’t forget to say Timber before it falls…

In other news another person with some rather dubious claims, got outed by some folks over on YouTube.

Here’s the video…

A jogger running past a bigfoot??? Hmmm.

Commentary and an observation…

Now I could be wrong…but…

wasn’t this the guy who had a Bigfoot shaking a tree which the Bigfoot turned out to be his son???

Isn’t this the guy LNP follows and vice versa?

Isn’t this the same guy who threated me using an alias while in the throes with LNP over HER hoaxing?

Hmmmm…..

Beware  of people showing up all of a sudden and have the magical ability to video a Bigfoot several times a year let alone several times a decade.

Just the other day we were discussing a Sasquatch being nocturnal. Well this is where it becomes a bit confusing to me… in a reply to the above video, TG has stated he does research in some well human traveled areas.

Makes no sense what a Sassy would be doing in the daytime near civilization, when it’s generally nap time.

How come TG is getting videos of these night dwellers, all in the day?

Is he that good?

Then why just a blur or blobsquatch all the time?

Where are the keys to the Hall of Shame?

So many questions I have today.

 

Announcements..Announcements:

We’re happy to announce that on the eighth birthday of Squatchdetective.com (1/1/14) we gave the entire site a new makeover.

We’ve included an easier style of contacting us and site navigation

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Another exciting announcement is that Thursday, January 16th, 2014, 8PM EST we return to the airwaves of BlogTalk Radio once again for another season of Squatchdetective Radio, with our good friend Chris Bennett returning as co-host.

 

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We’re very pleased and honored to have as our first guest of the new season the one, the only, Guy Edwards from the Bigfoot Lunch Club and contributor to Cryptomundo.

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We’ll be talking Bigfoot with Guy Edwards on 1/16/14

They’ll be a lot more coming soon so stay tuned and glasses up to a prosperous and healthy New Year!!!

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D


The Bigfoot Media Machine

For the last year or so I’ve been sitting around and pondering questions to myself and to others, as to exactly what effect is the information super-highway having on real Bigfoot investigation.

After much consideration and thought, I see it digressing in much the way traditional media has come about.

Television came to full bear in the 1960’s and news reported just that news. Speculation was a rarity. By the 1990’s news on TV was evolving into a 24 hour service.

Today, speculation, pundits and opinions are the filler between actual news stories.

In the 1990’s the internet slowly began to change the way Bigfoot information was transmitted. By the middle of the 2000’s printed newsletters such as Daniel Perez’s newsletter and Ray Crowe’s newsletter (The Track Report), have became antiquated.

The beginning of the new millennium public forums and discussion groups about Bigfoot were the rage. Now that too is slowly fading from view.

By the beginning of this decade, information has spun so far out of control, there is little hope to keep much under wraps.

Why is this? Because on a daily basis just as in the mainstream, there is very little real information to write about. So these sites, my own included, have to use speculative content to fill the time. In some cases some blogs have gone to vitriolic hyperbole to  fill the time, others report rumor, rather than fact for some of the time.

Since the popularity of “Finding Bigfoot,” there has been an influx of new researchers and media that has entered the fray. The problem is, they come in and some don’t know anyone from anyone. 

They report things such as captures, killings of Sasquatch, sensational footage, or blobsquatches, that this type of thing is new. It’s not. Far from it.

Look up the names of Kerlow, Marx, Wallace and Crook just to name the few.

Look up the names of the researchers that had to make the calls on these things, and had to report on them, such as Byrne, Green, Dahinden. What would the pundits be saying about them today if the technologies today existed then?

Do the new folks even know who the Four Horsemen are or were?

It seems to me, after watching a few documentaries, owning the box set of season one of “Finding Bigfoot,” and having the ability to create a Blogger, Word Press or YouTube site, some of the “noobs”  feel they are some sort of authority to speak on the daily happenings on the community.

I take pause to wonder if this is what the older generation thought of us.

The majority however have been great, and have integrated nicely, however as usual it’s the exceptions that usual create the loudest noise.

As does every once in a while something brilliant does come out, but so often it can be twisted by opinion or naivety, I’m not sure which at times, but the problem is the point gets lost by hyperbole.

My mission has always been one of truth, so when I see opinions in spite of the truth that I’ve investigated, which in this case is not yet been made public, until now, it makes me cringe.

If we can’t get the truth in real life right, how can we even get close to solving the mystery of the Sasquatch?

While some do move with trepidation at first and exercise caution, some do not, and they act without restraint, in essence doing more damage than assist.

The old school way was to write letters and later telephone. That eventually graduated to blogging and email, and now has to digressed by some to the easy way out and just blog about it.

There is a hell of a lot of reporting, just no investigating.

The end result is people writing things with no real knowledge of anything, except what was written by others, speculated and talked about on a forum, and regurgitated in some other format.

The Melba Double Standard… 

Remember 2011 everyone criticizing Dr. Melba Ketchum for not saying anything public about the study and results? Now the criticism has turned to she DID say something about the project, for whatever her rationale.

My original criticism was wrong that she made a statement, and I myself felt swayed by public opinion. My criticism still stands however, for including a political statement at the end of such.

But she was standing, at least in 2011 on scientific reasoning for not saying anything and we weren’t happy, now she did in contradiction to 2011 and now we’re criticizing her for it.

Stages of a Bigfoot Hoax…

Guy Edwards has written about stages of a Bigfoot Hoax, which he was spot on and brilliant, but unfortunately there is a major component missing.

And my points here are not to discredit Mr. Edwards, as he should be complimented for pointing these stages out in his model, but as an alternative to his opinions based on his model because it lacks a stage.

The essential component missing from Mr. Edward’s stages of a Bigfoot Hoax is the very first step. In every hoax, con and the like, there is a mark. The target. Remember that.

So the next time someone comes a knocking that says they have seen a Sasquatch, have them running over their property, have a body, a live one, and they are a hoaxer, YOU, not the public, not the community, are their mark.

As in every con, they prey upon the mark’s beliefs, naivety and faith in people. People have said to me, “but they were so confident I thought for sure…”

Hence the term con. It’s an abbreviation for confidence.

Now I don’t want to digress into, an argument of “The Boxed Bigfoot,” but some have forgotten Occam’s Razor, and this I feel duty bound to the truth to address.

Mr. Edwards’ last stage, “Claiming you are victim of a hoax” he is directing, or it appears such at the MABRC. No….NO… that should be directed at Ed Smith. That could have been Smith’s exit plan, which didn’t take.

And there’s a problem with Smith’s exit plan… Smith has no evidence that he was hoaxed. None..zip. And whatever did happen to “Smith’s Documentary?”

Now did the MABRC play things out as I would? Probably not, in some areas but they’re not me nor, I them. And so is no one else for that matter. They will be rethinking their methodology for sure, and rightfully so. We all do that on a constant basis, or should. It’s all too easy to be an armchair quarterback in these instances.

Mr. Edwards also brings out the point that Dr. Meldrum alone should have been enough to validate the claim. HUH?

If this hypothetically turned out to be real, the good Doctor would have come back and reported to the community, it’s real and his ass would have been barbequed as being bought, or some insidious plot how he was likely extorted, to say that, or worse yet, and unfortunately the most likely, the pundits would have attacked his good reputation by saying, he just wants to get his name in the paper and statements of that ilk.

That’s a lesson I learned the hard way even when you report something as a hoax. In these public debacles, NEVER, EVER go it alone. That’s also a lesson learned by some of the vets, and in my opinion, hence the BRG team, consisting of folks outside the MABRC, was formed, before anything was put into motion.

Smith named Meldrum and Hovey, and Darren Lee, Director of the MABRC chose Kathy, Abe and myself also to be part of the independent team.

We all knew that if Mr. Smith was lying, the public announcement of the team would be the quickest resolution to ending the claims. Darren, myself and a couple other members of the group spoke of that privately shortly after the announcement of the group was made. The clock was ticking for Smith.

The group was formed for four days prior to the public announcement and nothing Smith stated to Darren indicated that this would not move forward. Within hours of the public announcement, Smith called Darren with a potential problem and a day later, the group wasn’t needed. Yeah, go figure.

Let’s stop scapegoating, and put the blame on the real person, the VERY REAL Ed Smith.

YES… Ed Smith is real…

It’s very simple in my professional past to determine if someone is real or not. With Mr. Smith, a common name we needed something more, and we got one in a middle initial. With that info, I hit my resources hard, burning the midnight oil.

If he was fake the information would have been inconsistent., incomplete or more likely nothing at all. After I got the potential suspect, I pooled some information on what was known about Mr. Smith and confirmed this was indeed the very real Ed Smith, the phone numbers and email being the clincher.

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Page one of a contact report confirming the existence of Ed Smith.

We know the names of his parents, siblings, his residence history, all consistent with the information known, his date of birth, phone number, which has been confirmed by sources as his own, his email, again confirmed.

The MABRC knew 75% of the information we uncovered, which helped greatly in verifying the data we collected was valid and consistent with the person they were dealing with the last several years.

What we did uncover they did not know, were the things that go against Smith’s claims, such as the lack of owned property, or any recent business ownership and work history not consistent with his previous claims and a purchase history, forensically indicative that this was a made up story from the get go, in 2008, when Smith first burst upon the scene claiming to have done this for ten years prior.

Matt Pruitt deserves the majority of the credit to this, as he has been researching the background of Mr. Smith for the last two years. Awesome job and hats off to him for his diligence.

I’d also like to thank Matt Knapp for obtaining property searches in the area as well.

My own involvement in the search was getting Mr. Smith’s work history.

So I hope that puts that issue to rest.

As to the impact of the MABRC…

A History Lesson…

There was a hoaxer that infiltrated a group of researchers.

They even paid him to track the activity in areas of the creatures. He came through with sighting reports and eventually led them to evidence that was hailed as great new convincing evidence.

He gave them frequent updates, which got the group excited that they were getting close. There should have been a lot of tell tale signs, which became apparent after the fact, that he was a hoaxer. But he seemed sincere and convincing so they believed him and even the evidence he had led them to.

He had been with them for about four years when it all came crumbling down for him.

They even were going to pay him $25,000 for his new ground breaking evidence.

The year was 1971, when Ivan Marx, (Biscardi’s mentor) claimed he had a film, which was obvious what it was.

The men associated with Marx before his claims, Roger Patterson, Rene Dahinden, Peter Byrne, Bob Titmus, John Green to name a few.

Oh and by the way… that wonderful piece of evidence that Marx led these men to?

The Bossburg Cripplefoot, the cornerstone of Dr. Grover Krantz’s thesis on Bigfoot evidence and he proudly displayed on all of the In Search Of… episodes and other documentaries.

 

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

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