Sierra Kills recovery scene was videotaped! I can now report in breaking news that Smeja and the driver actually videotaped the recovery of what must look like a small piece of flesh from the scene of the Sierra Kills. They were instructed to do this by Wally Hersom. Wally also showed them how to do professional evidence collection. The sample was collected in such a way that neither man handled the sample. The tape shows them finding and collecting the sample and there is closeup footage of the Bigfoot steak itself.
This videotape will apparently be released at an appropriate time. It will probably show a small piece of around 2 pounds in weight. I realize that that does not go along with my view of the Sierra Kills recovery as retaining 16 pounds, but I am still sticking to my story. There may have been more than one recovery attempt.
Clip from Adrian Erickson video is on Youtube! Yes, one of the video clips used in the Erickson video is already on Youtube and has been watched by many people. I got this great information from a new anonymous source in Texas. The clip is of the Russian Yeti filmed in the Kuzbass region of Russia. It was released last year. Here is a good breakdown from Tom at the Crypto Crew.
Erickson is apparently including not only his own footage but also other footage from all over the world which he may have purchased the rights to. Erickson thinks that Yetis are related to Bigfoots, and that’s why he wants footage from all over the world to make that point. That’s why the video is in Hollywood right now, because Erickson wants a professional edit job done with all this other footage, good descriptions, etc.
The stars of the show of course are the Crittenden, Kentucky Bigfoots, but there are also many others, and all the footage is good. However, the footage does vary in quality in terms of what the Bigfoots are doing. The baby Bigfoot eating a pancake video from Crittenden is also included.
The movie starts out with the less impressive footage and then progressively works its way up to the cream of crop of the Crittenden Bigfoots such as Matilda and the large male who is 9-12 feet tall. There is also an excellent video of an Asian Yeti in the movie. As far as a release date on the movie, all I have is “soon.”
Bart Cutino’s show on MBRT radio. I listed to about 2/3 of this show, and for some reason, I couldn’t get the beginning of the show to play back for me. Downloading failed, and so did “play in your favorite audio player.”
Cutino’s interview was good, but I wish he would stop calling grown men “boys.” He also name-drops a lot, but that’s his personality. Other than that, I felt it was excellent and quite professional.
I would also like to commend Cutino for speaking well and especially for writing well. There is something about Bigfooters – they cannot seem to make a coherent and proper English sentence when they write. I don’t mean a good English sentence, as in not awkward or not poor writing. All I ask is a proper English sentence?
Cutino is one of the few people writing in this community who consistently writes proper sentences in English. Any errors he makes are just minor quibbles like commas that most people don’t understand and almost everyone messes up anyway (Those are called “prescriptive” errors and hey, I even make them myself!). It makes me wonder if he has some sort of an education.
Two pounds or 16 pounds of Bigfoot recovered from the Sierra Kills? Cutino did mention something that we have reported, but he did not name us. He said reports that Justin Smeja and the driver recovered 15 pounds of Bigfoot from the scene are what he called “ridiculous.” This is the typical view, and Smeja himself says they recovered 2 pounds.
However, I stand by my original claim and now think it was 15-16 pounds. How strongly do I believe this? Let’s put it this way. I know for a fact that they recovered 16 pounds off one or the other or both of the dead Bigfoots, ok? How’s that for being sure? I don’t like to discuss this much because Justin and I disagree on this. Justin and I have agreed to disagree on this, and we don’t bring it up or talk about it. I am not sure if the real story on body recovery will ever come out. People may be investigating this incident for years to come.
Ape Versus Man question. On the Ape vs. Man question, Cutino attempted to dodge the question, but he’s been in the Ape camp forever. If he’s now ready to leave that camp, we welcome him with open arms.
His main point is that what he saw at night three years ago in the woods did not appear human at all; that is, it was not like us or one of us. But this is the point that Human vs. Ape misses.
Human camp simply means that Bigfoots are in the Homo genus. It is quite possible that Bigfoots and various extinct Homo species were very, very different from us, Homo sapiens sapiens. So when people see radically different behavior in a Bigfoot, they need to move beyond the Human vs. Ape thing and quit thinking that if it’s not like us, it must be an ape.
I would like to toss something out there.
As John Mionczynski says, if Bigfoots are human, they are humans who look and act very much like apes. Is it possible that our human ancestors were a Hell of a lot more “apey” than we want to believe? If we agree with that, then maybe that settles the Man vs Ape question once and for all.
Explanation for “shockwave at the end of the month” scoop. In my last segment, I received this message from a source:
Here is the big news Robert, but unfortunately I can’t tell you anything more about it or expand on it. But by the end of this month, a shockwave is going to be sent through the Bigfoot community. That’s all I can say at the moment. But things are happening now that are gonna change everything.
This person has now updated it to tell me that it indeed does involve Dr. Melba Ketchum and that it’s “going to answer a ton of questions.” I asked them if it will be good or bad news for us Bigfooters, and they said it will definitely be good news for our team.
Another Siege of Honobia in the making? The Siege of Honobia took place a while back in Oklahoma where the Bigfoots had laid siege to a house, were stealing deer meat out of the freezer and grabbing deer that the household members were spotlight shooting at night. The Bigfoots were pounding on doors and windows and trying to open doors. The household was getting totally freaked out. They contacted authorities, but everyone laughed at them.
Finally they contacted the BFRO out of desperation, and the BFRO sent some guys down there with guns. At one point, a Bigfoot was shot and went down, possibly killed. The other Bigfoots apparently retrieved the body. This caused a huge split in the BFRO, and maybe half the organization left over the kill vs no-kill question.
The news is that that there are three serious, and I do mean serious, investigations going on in the US at this time. They may or may not involve habitation scenarios.
One case is similar to the Honobia scene. The Bigfoots are harassing the family. The man had a freezer outside where he stored meat, and the Bigfoots kept breaking in to steal the meat. He finally got rid of the freezer. Then the Bigfoots started taking family pets to eat them. They are now banging on doors and windows and trying doorknobs. The household is armed and totally freaked out. They say that if a Bigfoot tries the door again, they are going to shoot it. So we may have a body on our hands again sooner rather than later.
The BFRO is reported to be on scene, apparently led by one of the highest ranking members of the group. BFRO members who went to the site said that in terms of tracks and other Bigfoot sign, it was the best they had ever seen.
There have been stories like this going around for a while here in the US, and I am sure that there are people in America who are getting harassed by Bigfoots from time to time.
Amazing Yeti photo from France is a hoax.
The photo above of the so-called Yeti de Bourganeuf came from a small newspaper with a circulation of ~50,000 in the Berry region of France.
A man said he had acquired a Yeti in Tibet from some Buddhist monks. The Yeti had fallen into a well and died. The monks retrieved it, and preserved the body somehow. In some way, the man acquired the body, and he ended up with the body on tour with a carnival in Germany. At some point, the carnival disbanded.
The man later turned up in the Berry region of France with the body where it was exhibited at a fair in Bourganeuf, photographs of which then appeared in the paper. Afterward, the man vanished along with the body. It was later discovered that the man was using a fake name.
It now turns out that the whole thing was apparently a big hoax.
Via Cryptomundo, via Michel Raynal:
In 1997, what looked like a new version of the affair of the frozen man (this cadaver of a frozen hairy man shown in the US fairs, which Bernard Heuvelmans was able to study in 1968) occurred… in France! It was indeed a hoax, and amusingly, our Belgian friends of the ABEPAR (which publishes the journal Cryptozoologia) are (involuntarily) responsible.
Emmanuel Janssens Casteels, animal sculptor and a collaborator of the magazine, relates in the June to August 1998 issue of Cryptozoologia that two friends of his have helped people who wanted to make a giant copy of Bernard Heuvelmans’s frozen man: “In fact, it was a sculpture made with sponge rubber on which hairs of horse tail have been pasted. The eyes have been simply bought from a provider specialized in taxidermy.”
Very well done hoax – fooled a lot of people.
Do Bigfoots use infrasound? This is a controversial question, and there are no good answers to it. Those who say they don’t use it opine that it’s not physically possible for Bigfoots to use this technique and that instead what is happening is that people are experiencing anxiety upon seeing a Bigfoot, and the anxiety is reported as infrasound.
However, many people report getting zapped when they don’t even see any Bigfoots around. They only become aware of them later on at some point. Adrian Erickson reported that he was “zapped” on one more occasions.
I asked one of my sources who felt he had been zapped what happened. He said he was driving by an area where he thought Bigfoots might be, and he got zapped. It was a feeling of sheer terror. Looking out the window, all he could see was a wall of trees in the boreal forest. But he said has he slowly drove away, the feeling started to lessen.
It only hit him in one particular patch of trees, and he had no idea if a Bigfoot was in that wall of trees as he couldn’t see or hear anything in there. There’s no reason to get anxious about a wall of trees, and there’s no reason the anxiety would fade as you got progressively away from a spot.
Further, infrasound is not physically impossible, as there are quite a few animals that utilize it, including whales. If animals use it, Bigfoots could too.
Ketchum DNA study a gigantic hoax? This view is being tossed around a lot by people who are hostile to the study, including many people aligned with Meldrum, though apparently not by Meldrum himself. It also involves many from the BFRO. I think it goes deeper than the Ape vs. Human debate, but I don’t understand what the motivation for tearing her down is.
The allegation is that she is preparing a gigantic hoax on the scientific community. This would be a case of scientific fraud, and it would not be taken lightly. She would probably never be able to publish in a journal again. I would say her career as a scientist would be through, but there are people accused of scientific fraud who still practice medicine. For one, Hersom would probably sue her for a ton of money to get his money back.
I simply do not believe that Ketchum would risk it all on a gigantic hoax and scientific fraud. I also don’t believe she’s that kind of a person. I know people who worked with her, and they told me she has a good scientific mind and uses the scientific method well. She’s not the type to engage in hoaxing or scientific fraud. I concur.
About Dr. Jeff Meldrum. I don’t have much opinion of the guy one way or the other, except he tried to start a fight with me over the Net and acted very badly when he did that. But there’s always time to make up.
It is true that he’s made quite a few enemies in this community, and they have built up a dossier against him. I’m not saying that view is accurate or not – I just put it out there for others to see one side to the man. I also feel that he has a strong good side though.
I don’t have much opinion on his books or research other than to say I think he’s done a great service to the community, and he’s a very brave man for sticking his neck out like this. He’s treated as an outcast at his own university and in the scientific community at large. There have been efforts underway to have his tenure revoked.
He could have been cowardly, changed his mind and said these things don’t exist, but he didn’t do that. Meldrum has balls of steel.
I would also like to say that it was not just the BFRO that got me back into Bigfoot.
Recently I read one of Meldrum’s papers about Bigfoot foot morphology on the web. I thought, “Here’s a real scientist, and he thinks these things may well exist! Wow!” At the time I had drifted towards a more skeptical position. Later on after the Knobby hoax out of Virginia, I went to the BFRO site, and that’s when I dove in totally. I have OCD, and one thing it does that is good is that when I get into something, I go whole hog, dive into it all the way, learn everything there is to know about it, and soon I’m more or less of an expert.
So bottom line is if you like my Bigfoot reporting, you can thank Meldrum and the BFRO for getting me into this in the first place.
Personality change in Matt Moneymaker. Although on the down side, Matt could be seen as an overbearing blowhard (I think that’s an excellent characterization of him), apparently he wasn’t always like this. I’m told that 15 years ago, he was a very nice guy, totally unlike the circus showman of today.
People change; people stay the same.