Great new Bigfoot photo may be revealed this week! A great new trailcam photo of a Bigfoot has been taken and is scheduled to be released this Thursday. I don’t know precisely who took the photo. At first I thought it might have been taken by Olympic Project, but now I have heard that it won’t be them, and instead it will be some other group.
The photo shows the creature from the rear as it is walking away from the cam. It may be a daylight shot, because the color has been described as coyote-like. In terms of quality, it is said to be better than the Patterson film. The Bigfoot is huge!
Word is that the photo is not hoaxed. Well, let’s hope not, but you never know in this field.
Hollywood animation bigwig talking to Justin Smeja – cinema version of Sierra Kills may be in the works. My new source in Texas tells me he found a Twitter account belonging to someone who he would not name, but he said it was “the guy who did the animation for the Lord of the Rings films.”
The source then began emailing the animation guy and ended up having long email conversations with him, during the course of which the source learned a lot. According to these conversations, the animation guy contacted Smeja and told him he believed Justin’s story. “You just can’t make this stuff up,” he said. The man then told Smeja that he would like to bring his Sierra Kills story to life via animation. At some point, the man was shown drawings of the adult and baby Bigfoots killed at the Sierra Kills.
No one knows what this all adds up to, but the man said he intends to bring Smeja’s story to life in some way. Whether this will be a full movie or a part of a documentary, no one knows.
Date for Dr. Melba Ketchum study release remains unknown. The previous date that I heard, given in late January, was at the end of February. I still don’t know if that is a good date yet. Even if they have a release date, the Ketchum camp is probably not going to tell us when it is. My sources are excellent, so if there’s no paper release at the end of the month, I wasn’t wrong, the Ketchum camp was.
Two pieces of steak may have been mailed to Ketchum’s lab after the Sierra Kills – one from the baby and one from the adult. In my very first version of the Sierra Kills story, I believe I wrote that two separate steaks were sent into the lab by Smeja. The first one had hair that looked like the adult Bigfoot, and the second one had hair that resembled the second baby Bigfoot. Later, Derek Randles and others raked me over the coals for “inaccurate reporting,” and I backed away from that version, settling on only one steak from the adult.
However, my new source in Texas who seen a number of photos from the Sierra Kills (but does not have any personal copies), tells me that he has seen two separate steaks depicted in the photos. One has hair that looks like the adult – auburn with dark brown and some grey, and the other definitely has hair that looks like the juvenile – dark brown. This source thinks that a piece or pieces was cut off the baby Bigfoot too, possibly on the same day it was killed.
I have long suspected that this may be the case; nevertheless, it remains to be proven. And it is interesting that it lines up with my original version of the story, which over time, amazingly, is coming more and more true somehow.
Quite a few Bigfoot steak pics out there. More than two photos of the Bigfoot steak(s) were shot. It is said that there are numerous photos that have been shot of the tissue sample(s).
Date by which the Ketchum study will definitely be released. I was finally able to gather a date by which the study will for sure be released. If it’s not released by that date, forget it. Something went wrong. That date would be the end of April and the beginning of May. So for sure the study will be out in at most nine weeks. If it isn’t, something has gone badly wrong.
Dr. Melba Ketchum sets up a page specifically for her Bigfoot DNA project. Here is the page. Much of the material is being written by Sally Ramey, Ketchum’s publicist.
There is a lot of nonsense on there about people (me) publishing leaks that threatened the study, but that’s all nonsense. The only leaks that could have threatened the study would have had to have come from the authors themselves, and they never leaked to me. If journalists find out about a study on their own and break the Ingelfinger Rule by publishing results, there’s no harm done. That’s called getting a scoop – good journalism. As long as the study author didn’t leak to me, there’s no problem.
Let’s think this over. Suppose I leak some partial results from the study. The Ingelfinger Rule was put in place to protect the profits of journals. According to nutty Ingelfinger Rule reasoning, if I leak partial results from Ketchum’s study, no one is going to buy the journal with the actual article in it because they already know the results. Crazy or what? On the contrary, if I leak some partial results, even more people than ever are going to buy the journal issue when it finally comes out! Right? Come on now.
Who is Sally Ramey? Sally Ramey, Ketchum’s publicist, lives in the rural southeast of the US, so she’s a typical Bigfooter in a lot of respects. She has long been in deep with Janice Carter Coy, and for a while, she lived at the Carter Farm in Tennessee. People are using this to put her down, but this doesn’t bother me. I regard the Janice Carter story as a true story at least in part.
Ketchum says she is seeing Bigfoots regularly at a property she leases. She probably should not have said that, as it ought to be pretty easy to find out what property she is renting. The property is somewhere in the four state area surrounding her home – Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. She’s not saying which state, and she is keeping the site a closely guarded secret.
I don’t understand what’s going on here. Ketchum must have found out about an ongoing Bigfoot habituation somewhere in the 4 state region and then either leased out the habituation site or leased a site very close to it.
I had previously speculated that Ketchum was seeing Bigfoots at Arla Williams’ place in the Honobia, Oklahoma region. But this would mean that she is either leasing some of Arla’s property or she is leasing property near Arla’s. If that’s not the case, then maybe she isn’t seeing Bigfoots at Arla’s after all. Maybe she is seeing them at a completely different location. At this point, it is all up in the air, and I really don’t know where Ketchum is seeing the Bigfoots regularly.
Major effort underway to thwart the Stubstad parallel DNA study. A major player in Bigfootery is engaging in a conspiracy to thwart the Stubstad parallel DNA study out of Europe. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you who the folks are who are trying to thwart it, but if you’re smart, maybe you can figure it out! What does this involve? There are excellent purported Bigfoot specimens that Stubstad needs, and they are being held by certain parties and not forwarded to him on instructions from the conspirators. Bigfootery is a dirty game!
Robert Lindsay proven right again. As you can see, Sasquatch the Quest is back online again. I told readers a few months ago when Adrian Erickson took his site down that the Erickson Project was definitely not over at all, and that the movie for sure would be released. I took a lot of heat from that from idiots who said that meant the EP had pulled up stakes.
But as I predicted, the EP site went back online recently, replete with a whole set of warnings. By the way, I am quite sure that all of those threats are not from Erickson himself. I strongly believe that those are the work of another person, who shall remain nameless, but if you’re smart maybe you can figure it out.
A drawing of Matilda from the Crittenden habituation site on the Erickson Project’s site? If you go to the EP’s site, you will see a drawing of a Bigfoot that something like a Wookie. We have been told over and over by the EP that the drawing is just impressionistic and is not intended to be a drawing of an actual Bigfoot. However, the file is titled “Matilda.” Matilda was the young female Bigfoot at the Crittenden site who will star in Erickson’s new video.
The person who drew the drawing is an artist who works with Erickson. A good guess is that this woman saw Erickson’s video and then drew the picture of Matilda based on the video she saw of Matilda in the movie. So it’s a good guess that Matilda actually looks something like that, but we won’t find out until the movie is released.
Wally Hersom may be funding the Erickson Project video in Hollywood. I told you earlier that Erickson showed his movie to a very rich man who is big in the Bigfoot world. I didn’t give his name, but some people said that can only be Wally Hersom. I agree that it was probably him.
Hersom saw the video of the huge male at the Crittenden property and said there was no way that that could be faked. Right around the same time, Erickson shows up in Hollywood, obviously with a huge wad of cash, and right away he has a Hollywood studio working on his video.
Problem is that all good information about Erickson tells us that Erickson is so broke that he is near bankruptcy. So how did he suddenly become flush enough to run around Hollywood throwing around big cash? He must have received a large investment from Hersom to take the movie down to Hollywood and fix it up. That’s the only conclusion that makes any sense.
Are the Bigfoots Homo Heidelbergensis? According to some very interesting articles by David Claerr, who is doing some excellent research, Bigfoots could be surviving remnants of Homo Heidelbergensis. Heidelbergensis is known from various fossils, including the Kabwe Man fossil in southern Africa, which may be as young as 30,000 years old. Dr. Jeff Meldrum suspects that a Heidelbergensis fossil was found in China recently that dates back to only ~12,000 YBP.
What is Heidelbergensis? Heidelbergensis is nothing but Homo Erectus transitioning to Homo sapiens. Erectus appears ~1.8 million (years before present) YBP in Africa and quickly spreads all over the globe. These species interbreed with each other over time and gradually grow more modern, heading towards what later ended up as Sapiens – Neandertal – Denisova (the more modern hominins). After 1 million YBP, Denisova and later Neandertal probably start to breed with remaining Erectus, making them even more Sapiens like.
At some point, around 500,000 YBP, Heidelbergensis appears, which is simply Erectus evolving and breeding in with more modern types and growing more Sapiens like. It’s best described as late Erectus transitioning to early archaic Sapiens. Heidelbergensis then survives until possibly as late as 12,000 YBP. The Bigfoots appear to be a result of very late Heidelbergensis (Kabwe Man type) breeding in with very modern Homo sapiens sapiens (us), resulting in an even more modern and up to date derived late Erectus type trending even more towards Sapiens.
Keep in mind that there is a huge debate about the Homo types and whether they actually represent separate species. It’s been thought for a while now that Sapiens could breed with Erectus, and possibly quite a few other Homos have been breeding in with each other for a long time now.
The number of pure species in the Homo line that did not hybridize with other Homos may be as low as 3-4 types or less. If we see the various Homos breeding in with each other at a pretty regular rate down through millions of years, the tree of human evolution starts to get a lot messier. But I think that is the reality of the situation.
Fight between Mike Greene and the BFRO. Mike Greene is a standup Bigfooter with two college degrees and a career in law enforcement, investigations and counseling. He also worked for a bit as college professor. He holds a BA in English Literature and an MA in Psychology. He filmed the famous Squeaky video of the Bigfoot coming at night to get the Zagnut bar. The video was taped using night vision. It appears to be real, and Greene is above hoaxing.
Greene vs. BFRO – Don Young controversy. A controversy erupted in late December over the BFRO’s funding of the defense team for someone on Wally Hersom’s payroll, another Wisconsin investigator named Don Young. Young shot the famous photo of Big Phil in 2007 with a trailcam. The photo now hangs in Hersom’s house. The best analysis of the photo is that it is apparently a hoax.
Young also told a couple of other tall tales. He says a Bigfoot chased him until he ran up a tree. He used some sort of toolbelt to strap himself to the tree. However, the belt he used cannot fit around a tree.
In addition, a Bigfoot expedition went out to Young’s property, and Young promptly showed them fresh Bigfoot sign. A source who was there described it as a “Bigfoot miniature golf course,” obviously hoaxed. People asked Young some probing questions about the hoaxed site, but he started giving one answer after the other, changing his story multiple times.
Somehow, Hersom was convinced to pay an undisclosed amount of money to Young for the apparently hoaxed Big Phil photo. Then BFRO persons, including Matt Moneymaker, began selling Young to Hersom as a researcher and asking to have him funded. Young cuts wood for a living and makes a low income, so he always needs money. Hersom agreed to buy Young certain things for his research and possibly included a small monthly stipend in addition.
At some point, Young was accused by his 14 year old live-in stepdaughter of giving her marijuana and having sex with her on an undisclosed number of occasions. This is a very hard charge to defend yourself against. Young argued that the girl made up the story because he threw her out of the house, which sounds cruel except that she had a couple of other places to go right in town.
A visitor to Young’s house described it as a total pig sty. The carpet was all torn up and thrown up against the wall. Apparently it had been ruined by something (dogs – see below). The wooden floorboard was visible underneath, and this served as the floor. However, almost every inch of the floor all through the house was covered with dog crap from his many dogs. Matt Moneymaker went into the house to defecate, but was so grossed out by the dog crap that he went out and did it in the woods instead.
Although it is difficult to defend yourself against a charge such as the stepdaughter leveled, a careful investigation of the charges indicates that they may well be true, especially given that Young seems to be a shady and sleazy character. At any rate, he pled guilty to charges of sexual enticement of the stepdaughter and giving her marijuana. For this, he is serving an incredible 7 year term!
Hersom and Moneymaker had been funding Young’s defense and insisting he was innocent. Greene begged to differ and said so. He was promptly thrown out of the BFRO by Matt.
Now Moneymaker’s minions are going around saying that Greene is a former speed freak from back in the 1980′s. I do not believe that these charges are correct. Whatever Greene has been, he has never been a speed freak.
Greene vs. BFRO – fight over Squeaky video. There is also a fight over Greene’s video. Matt’s crowd says Greene was ripping people off for the video by charging $2 to view it, but Greene says that the BFRO originally wanted to charge $4-5 to see the video, and it was Greene who suggested the lower price.
Greene and the BFRO signed a contract stating that the BFRO would host no more than 15 seconds of the video for free as a teaser. Instead, they hosted a full 2 minutes of the video. As a result, Greene received only 2,000 hits for his full video, while the shorter version at the BFRO got 90,000 hits. Greene is suing the BFRO for violation of contract and for the money he missed out from 90,000 hits = $180,000. Looks like more BFRO sleaziness to me. What else is new?
Matt Moneymaker filing for bankruptcy. Matt’s been making a lot of money over the years. Wally Hersom funded him for 3-4 years at a very high salary of $31,000/month or $372,000/yr. Widespread rumors say that most of that money went for Matt’s fancy vacations and his rumored drug habit (possibly a cocaine habit). Now that Matt is on Finding Bigfoot, he reportedly makes $100,000/yr in his starring role. This is in addition to whatever money he makes off BFRO expeditions.
Critics also accuse Matt of pocketing a lot of the donation money that comes in to the BFRO for his vacations and habit. So it looks like Matt has been making quite a bit of money for some time now.
Yet somehow, in spite of the huge cash flow, Matt is bankrupt. His father, an attorney, filed the papers just last week in court. Where did all the money go? Vacations? Drug habit?
The dossier against Matt Moneymaker. Matt has quite a few enemies, and a number of them have been talking to me. This includes a member of the BFRO, who related to me what most BFRO members think of him (not much).
Here are the charges:
Matt is an embarrassment to the field, and he is ruining Bigfootery, especially with his stupid show Finding Bigfoot where he says the dumbest things. He makes Bigfooters look like complete idiots, and it’s embarrassing.
Matt has discovered few things on his own. He knows little about Bigfoots and even less about animals in general. He doesn’t know what he is doing in the woods. He has ridden the coattails of other researchers and has tried to piggyback on their findings. For instance, he has tried to claim that he invented tree knocking and sound blasting. These assertions are dubious at best.
If you go to the BFRO forums and mention the good work of any non-BFRO researcher, your post is immediately deleted. Posts about Ketchum and Erickson receive snarky comments from moderators, and threads are then locked or deleted.
Matt has not contributed one red cent to this field. People think he has because he created the BFRO, but he hasn’t gathered any of the evidence. Matt doesn’t even go into the woods except for expeditions and his show.
Instead he sits back and collects membership fees, donations and expedition charges and spends it on his rumored drug habit or his vacations. Over the years, many BFRO members have confronted Matt about what they feel is misuse of BFRO funds and also over his drug habit. They then either quit, or if not, they were thrown out immediately and told to shut up. BFRO members collect the data and he sits in his office and takes credit for all of it.
Most BFRO members who deal with Matt are used to all of this, but they don’t dare challenge him on any of it. They stay in the group because it is the largest Bigfoot group out there, it has collected a lot of good data, there are a lot of good people in the group, and there are few if any other groups which are open to just about anyone.
Most of the above BFRO members avoid Matt at all costs and don’t really think of him as their president. They make their own plans and trips and only share information with him in the form of what goes up on the website.
But as soon as anyone collects anything good like video, audio or photos, Matt immediately demands that members hand it over to the BFRO (him). If they don’t, Matt threatens to litigate the matter, because according to Matt (on apparently dubious legal grounds) if you are a member of the BFRO, any data you collect as a member belongs to the organization and not to you. And according to Matt, the BFRO and Matt Moneymaker are the same thing.
Wow! Quite a list of charges! I will present this as one side of the Matt Moneymaker story – the story told by his enemies. It is quite possible that his friends may tell a quite different story. However, I do believe that most of the above is factual, as I’ve heard it from enough people by now.
How much does Bobo make for Finding Bigfoot? I just told you that Matt makes $100,000/yr on the show, but how much does Bobo make? Bobo has been making $60,000/yr on the show.
Bobo quitting Finding Bigfoot? Bobo is reportedly disgusted with the show, and the rumors say that he is not happy with Moneymaker at all, but who is? For a variety of reasons, Bobo is said to have quit the show. At what point he will no longer appear on the show, I do not know.
Tyler Bounds episode on Finding Bigfoot. A recent episode of Finding Bigfoot featured Tyler Bounds of the BFRO who claimed that a Bigfoot ran across a road late at night and hit his 4WD, denting it. On the Finding Bigfoot show about the incident, the producers made only the most cursory attempts to find DNA from the dented car.
Cliff Barackman was quoted saying that he was disgusted at the half assed and piss poor way that the car was examined for evidence. Barackman said that if there was any evidence on the car, the people on the show sure didn’t find it.
Cliff said that this proved that the show had nothing whatsoever to do with actually finding Bigfoot. Instead, it’s just cheap entertainment. Further, any possible Bigfoot biological data or other sign gathered by the team on the show is automatically the property of the producers of the show, who you can be assured will do next to nothing with it.
Lloyd Pye’s insane Intervention Theory and Bigfoot. Lloyd Pye is the man who found the famous Starchild Skull, which he claims is from an alien. He has recently run minor DNA tests on the skull, with the results showing that it is some sort of a nonhuman hominid. Skeptics say the skull has hydroencephalus. However, if it is merely hydroencephalic, it should not show widely divergent non-human DNA.
Pye posits a theory called Intervention Theory (IT). This holds that humans did not evolve on Earth on apes in a straight line. Instead, at some point, aliens landed and messed with our DNA, jump-starting us into Homo sapiens sapiens.
Pretty soon we were wearing 3-piece suits, sporting metrosexual haircuts and strolling the skylined streets of Manhattan. IT proponents say that the transition from ape-man (archaic Homo) to the skyscraper building, Java-coding metrosexual above happened far too fast to be plausible. The only way we could have become the postmodernists we are is via alien intervention.
Hence, Pye rejects standard evolutionary theory. Since Christian fundamentalists also reject UFO’s and ET’s as heresy as most orthodox religions do (but the Vatican has recently said that ET’s are compatible with Catholicism), it should be surprising that so many fundamentalists believe in UFO’s and ET’s, but boy do they!
Your typical UFO nut is a White, rightwing, Fox News watching redneck hillbilly fundamentalist from rural America. It’s always Billy Bob and Betty Jo that done seen a UFO over that thar hill. For some reason, UFO’s never land on Manhattan where art gallery patrons on the Upper East Side can take them in.
And so it is in Bigfootery. The more nutty, backwoods and fundamentalist you are, the more you hate evolution. If you don’t believe in evolution, how can you believe in the Bigfoots?
Well, thankfully, you have a couple of options. You can either believe that Bigfoots are humans, I mean Homo sapiens sapiens, like the Forest People group of Facebook believe, or you can believe that Bigfoots came from aliens.
The latter is perfect for David Paulides, a fundamentalist (Mormon) and the many others like him who doesn’t believe in evolution. No evolution, no problem! Aliens did it. We are not apes, indeed!
The Forest People crowd is similar. God created Bigfoots too, at the same time as he created us. Why he made these things I have no idea. Maybe to scare us? There was no evolution. The Bigfoot folks are just a tad different, shun civilization and run around in the woods with no clothes on like Druids. Plus they grew hair all over themselves.
Bigfoot kooks, cranks and disturbed nuts everywhere you look. For some reason, I have rattled the hornet’s nest of mentally “off” cranks that constitute a huge percentage of Bigfooters. I received threats of libel lawsuits on a regular basis. I recently received an email in which someone claimed to have looked up and found my physical address. The suggestion was, “We know where you live.” I received a threat of physical violence and a death threat.
Just today, a link was sent in to the site as a comment to be published on one of my Bigfoot threads. I clicked the link, and it tried to install 5-6 viruses on my system. So people are sending viruses to the site hoping I will publish them and my readers will click on them, thereby infecting their system.
Good God, these people are insane.
I assume we will move much more towards discovery soon. As that happens, do you think the lunatics, nutcases, cranks and kooks can be isolated somehow so we can get some more professional types in on this fascinating subject? Professionals are generally not given to Internet trollery and working fulltime as menacing cranks. They have careers and better things to do.
Melissa Hovey – another Bigfooter kook. This person started a big fight with me on Facebook, which I mistakenly joined. Supposedly it’s all about me “jeopardizing the Ketchum DNA study with leaks.” LOL, yeah that’s right kiddo. She runs an unimportant Bigfoot research group out of the Texas area, and her blog is full of meaningless drivel, often 2-3 pages of attacks on whoever she is fighting with at the moment. Just another typical useless, kooky Bigfooter crank. Best ignored.
Who is Thom Cantrall and why is he bothering me? Thom Cantrall launched into a wild attack on me on a Facebook page, calling me the “biggest liar in the world.” I don’t know this guy from Adam. Who is he, and what is his major problem? Sounds like another kooky Bigfooter crank to me.