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As our old pal Allen F. Issleb aka “Musky Allen” continues to stand by his story of seeing a “real”  bigfoot ala “Hank,” despite the dummy looking nothing like Issleb’s description, we came across a comment on Robert Lindsay’s Blog, which was deleted some forty minutes later, after Robert felt it was defamatory against Issleb.

Here’s the comment,

So yesterday we read that Team Tracker members are starting to doubt Rick, and 24 hours later there’s a new post with all this new information that just had to get out today? I’m sorry, this excessive amount of content in such a short time suggests serious damage control from Team Tracker, and much of what is there points to Musky, who is as good as Dyer at spinning yarns. (And the more I read, the more it looks like these Facebook guys really are in on it.)

How did these two sociopaths get together anyway? You know it wasn’t in group therapy. Robert, did you know the Illinois attorney general sued “Musky” Allen Issleb for scamming homeowners? That’s just a coincidence and not a window into his character and ability to present false scenarios? The top judicial officer in my state hasn’t sued me for anything lately. Has yours come after you?”

                                                                                                    Deleted comment on RL’s Blog

As far as FBFB is concerned, we must remember that RL’s sources have been extremely off their mark concerning Dyer. In fact I will speak with reps of FBFB today to see if there will corroborate RL’s claim that FBFB is now sponsoring Dummy boy.

Back to Issleb…In truth the Illinois Attorney General did in fact sue ole Musky for allegedly bilking $13K out of customers from his company, AFI Construction based out of Island Lake, Illinois. of course we know Musky had some brushes with the law back in 1997.




“…Last year, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office received more than 2,200 complaints from consumers caught in home repair scams. In fact, home repair fraud is the most common complaint among Illinois consumers. Because of the growing number of problems, Attorney General Jim Ryan announced Thursday that his office is filing lawsuits against 14 companies that allegedly did shoddy repair work or took money and did not work at all…Among those companies was…

…AFI Construction of Island Lake and owner Allen Issleb. Prosecutors claim the company bilked consumer out of $13,000 by doing shoddy work or no work at all. AFI also failed to inform consumers about their three-day right to cancel a contract…”

Source: http://www.nwitimes.com/uncategorized/attorney-general-hammers-home-repairs-scams/article_66fa68c3-38e6-5525-99b0-d53d7028a9d3.html

Remember Musky Allen IS Allen Issleb, not Redman or anything else.

Email:  A.Issleb@XXXXX.com

Again…here’s a High School Year Book picture…you tell me…


“The two Isslebs”

A Similar but sadder note…

Well I always promised “The good, the bad and the ugly.” But always the truth… well here it goes…

One of my long time idols Peter Byrne has had a run in with the law at age 88, in what authorities had claimed a 20 year long theft of benefits from SSI and Medicaid.



Peter Byrne

88 Year-Old Author Sentenced For Fraud


December 05, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. – A former resident of Pacific City was sentenced in federal court on December 3, 2013, for stealing more than $78,000 from the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), and Medicaid.  Peter C. Byrne, 88, was sentenced to a three year term of probation and required to pay full restitution by the end of the week. Byrne pleaded guilty in August and admitted that between 1992 and 2012 he concealed from SSA and DHS his travels outside the United States and his compensation, while receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and food stamps.  Byrne had previously deposited $25,000 with the court for restitution and indicated he was prepared to pay the full balance by the end of the day.

According to documents filed by the government and Byrne’s admissions, Byrne began receiving SSI, a need-based benefit, in 1990 and was required to report to SSA certain travel outside the United States as well as his income and compensation.  Between 1992 and 2012, Byrne traveled outside the U.S. for more than 30 days at least 15 times, on some occasions remaining outside the U.S. for more than four months.  Between 2009 and 2012, Byrne also maintained bank accounts with Barclays of England and Wells Fargo where he held more than $85,000 at one time, and failed to disclose these bank accounts to SSA and DHS.  When Byrne was questioned by SSA and investigators in 2012, he failed to disclose all of his travels and assets.  When SSA asked to see his passport, Byrne advised that he had accidentally destroyed his passport by running it through the washing machine.

Investigators subsequently served a search warrant at Byrne’s residence and located financial and travel records, and his Will.  Byrne urged that the Will be kept confidential because he feared the Social Security Administration would come after his estate for benefits he unlawfully received.  Agents also located a copy of a letter from Byrne to Safari Press directing that any future royalties for his published books be sent to his girlfriend.  Byrne had previously been questioned by investigators whether he was receiving royalties for the books he had written on topics such as his search for Bigfoot and game-hunting in Nepal.  Byrne denied receiving royalties.

Prosecutors also noted that in the 1990s, Byrne had two previous overpayments of SSI because of unreported travel and assets.  Those prior overpayments had been handled administratively by SSA.

The Honorable Garr M. King stated that Byrne’s actions had been intentional and criminal, but agreed with the parties’ recommended sentence of probation primarily because of Byrne’s age.

The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Oregon Department of Human Services, and the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, and was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Helen L. Cooper, as part of a partnership venture between the Social Security Administration Office of General Counsel and the United States Attorney’s Office in Portland.

Source: http://www.justice.gov/usao/or/news/2013/20131205_byrne.html

Thanks to Pam Farley for the heads up.

What this does to this man’s integrity? Well only time will speak of such.

The DOJ’s report is pretty condemning, but considering the amount and the time span, it amounts to about $325 a month in benefits that he was getting that he wasn’t supposed to.

But also consider he coughed up $78K in a week to pay restitution. 

I think I need a few days to process this one before it makes any sense.


Till Next Time,


People have been asking…

For the last week people have been asking me who the “most respected skeptic” is, Musky Allen.


Well folks I have a series of questions to ask yourself?

Where was Musky in 2008?



Only late in 2011 did we see him. And as shown previously in this blog, at least one of his statements is blatantly incorrect. 

Why hasn’t any of the old-timers heard of this person?

Most respected? By whom?

There have been some statements, that I’ve heard he has made by some, that make me question the validity of this person at all.

Who is Musky Allen? A screen name with a face behind it. Why the lack of whom he really is?

Where are some articles or a blog he has written?

I mean when I think of Skeptics with reputation I think of James Randi, Joe Nickell and Ben Radford. The common denominator between the three is, THEY USE THEIR REAL NAME. They’d be traceable to see if some of their previous claims are true and to see that their background is congruent to what they claim.

In some cases, as in witnesses, they do it to protect themselves from scorn, professional harassment.

But in the case of a skeptic?

Now Musky says the body is real?

Were you surprised?

I was not.

A nameless character, first annoying the antagonists of a particular person, to the point of being blocked on social network sites and building up a pseudo reputation, then goes out to the particular person who has amazing claims and then verifying them.

The only surprise was the announcement of them acting in concert. But once the announcement was made, it all MADE SENSE.

The first indicator was the fact that on certain podcast shows, where Musky was, so was this particular person. The build up of Musky taking on the very people who believed in this particular person’s claims.

Then bring in Musky to the scene of the particular person and OF COURSE, he’s going to verify it.

Let’s also remember folks that I myself am a skeptic. When I walk into a case I take things at face value an I dig. And then dig some more. I do my damnedest to debunk everything. That adds value to putting things into the unclassified category.

That’s what I’d like to do, why are people trusting Musky, because he claims to be a skeptic. (Apparently now claimed)

Without a real name, how do you really know that he just wasn’t playing a part?

Now if I am correct, this will be turned into a personal attack on ole Musky. And attacks will be directed at me, because I simply called into question some facts and requesting that clarification and some transparency be made.

But it’s not. It’s just a simple call for the need for Musky to prove who he really is other than an online personality and prove his background.

He made the claims, so let him prove his background as any legitimate skeptic would ask for.

Again all we’ve seen is some forum, chat room and Facebook comments.

All I’m asking for is what a reputable skeptic would ask for…PROOF…some transparency. 

I will say, I do know Musky’s real name. Things don’t add up to me, BUT…rather than point it out, it’s time for the readers to do their own little digging. Let them come forward with the facts.

I will let people be their own detectives. Don’t be quick to accept statements, be quick to accept facts

Till Next Time…


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