Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Also according to information from Daniel Perez's Bigfoot Times newsletter, due to family health problems, David Murphy, author of the upcoming biography on Roger Patterson, has pushed the publication date of that volume back to 2008, which means it will not come out in time to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Patterson/Gimlin Movie. The biography is authorized by Mrs. Patricia Patterson and Bob Gimlin, and the source material is from Mrs. Patterson herself.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
October 7-John Green
October 12-2-Hour Celebration for our 1-Year Anniversary!!!
October 14-Remembering Grover Krantz w/Richard Noll (T)
October 20-40th-Anniversary Patterson/Gimlin Movie Celebration Part 1 with M.K. Davis
October 21-40th-Anniversary Patterson/Gimlin Movie Celebration Part 2
October 23-Remembering Rene Dahinden
October 28-Panel Discussion on the Four Horsemen of Sasquatchery, Roger Patterson, Bob Gimlin, Bob Titmus and Al Hodgson with Bobbie Short and Larry Lund (T)
Join us for this special month of programs. Times will be 9:00 EST/8:00 Central except for our October 12th show, which will run from 8:00 EST/7:00 Central to 10:00 EST/9:00 Central.
It is indeed true that "Mr. Sasquatch" (and one of the nicest guys you can run across in this field of inquiry) has prostate cancer. This is a sad turn of events, as many of us can credit John with getting us started in active research, and a lot of us consider John a mentor, a friend and a colleague and would love for him to be around for many more years, but he is 80 years old and only has so many years left in his life. We should all remember to keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers, and just try to keep a positive attitude and know that John has led a very full life.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
First, on October 13th, in Watertown, Massachusetts, John Horrigan is holding the 2nd Annual Mass Monster Mash, with several speakers discussing various topics as ghosts, strange creatures, UFO's and other subjects. Two featured speakers from the world of Cryptozoology, Don Keating and Loren Coleman will be part of it. Information on that particular conference can be found at http://www.massmonstermash.org/details07.html
Then, on October 20th, the 40th Anniversary of the Patterson/Gimlin Movie, in place of the recently cancelled symposium, "Singin'" Tom Yamarone will organize a get-together in Willow Creek, California at the VFW Hall to celebrate that event. Tom will be featured as musical entertainment, along with speakers Daniel Perez, James "Bobo" Fay, Cliff Barackman, David Murphy and Scott MacClean. Information on that event can be found
Finally, Craig Woolheater is organizing the 6th Annual Texas Bigfoot Conference in Jefferson, Texas on November 10th. The featured speakers at this event will be Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Dr. Henner Fahrenbach, Kathy Strain, Richard Noll, Alton Higgins, Peter Aniello and a late addition, Dr. Duane Schlitter. Full of information on this event can be found
Cost for the Mass Monster Mash is $25.00; cost for the P/G Movie get-together is also $25.00, including a catered BBQ lunch and cost for the Texas Bigfoot Conference varies, but the least expensive price is $15.00 at the door, and the most expensive price is $55.00, which covers reserved seating, lunch Saturday at the event, the catered BBQ dinner the night after the Conference and other things. So get out there and support our friends putting together what I like to call Conference Season!!!
11 pm – 12 am Eastern / 8 pm – 9 pm Pacific
JOHN HORRIGAN - MASS MONSTER MASH Paranormal Infotainment that puts the fright back into Halloween! EVENT DETAILS FOR THE 2007 MASS MONSTER MASH Four Outstanding Researchers Set To Speak On Paranormal Phenomena Watertown, MA -- When darkness falls on Saturday, the 13th of October, 2007, and if fate is on your side, you could be lucky enough to get a ticket to hear four experts speak about unexplained phenomena at the Hibernian Hall in Watertown, Massachusetts. You are hereby invited to come hear about some unusual encounters and unexplained incidents that have taken place in the Northeastern United States , for the "Mass Monster Mash" is holding its second annual pre-Halloween paranormal conference! http://www.massmonstermash.org/details07.html
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Profiles Pg 2
Radio Notes Pg 2
“Challenges” (con’t) Pg 3
The Symposium Pg 3
escAPEe's Hideaway Pg 4
Thoughts Pg 5
A personal note… Pg 5
Web Resources Pg 6
Big Foot Notes
The Official Publication of Squatchdetective.com
http://squatchdetective.com Volume 2 Issue 2
Spring - Summer
Well it was a cold
April in New York’s Adirondack
Park, host of the
Spring NESRA expedition.
Typically in the high 30’s
for the time of year at the
coldest, the NESRA Team
was treated to lows in the
teens for the 3 day expedition
to the 6 million plus
was held in an area of the
park plagued with
Sasquatch sightings over
the last three decades.
Unfortunately, the Squatches were hiding from
the cold weather, as most people were. Pheremones listening
stations and night vision and thermal detection
were used but produced no conclusive results although it
was a great outing and fun was had by all.
The NESRA Spring Expedition.
Challenges of the 21st Century
Recently Discovered & Unknown
New Guinea (2006)
Unknown Cat Species
Snake (name not available)
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A contemporary look at the Bigfoot Mystery - by Steve Kulls
As we approach the
40th Anniversary of the Patterson
Film it leads to a lot
of speculation, at least to
me as to what has the last
40 years brought us in
terms of research and discovery
of this magnificent
The mystery itself
began in the public eye
eleven years earlier with the
track discoveries of Jerry
Crew on a construction site
being run by Ray Wallace.
That in of itself has its issues,
although, John Green
has dispensed my initial
thoughts that Wallace had
anything to do with those
tracks it does lead to some
interesting speculation. As
an investigator it would be
Irresponsible of me
to discount the motives
belief a possible
hoax in that
But if we are
to put that particular
case aside, and
focus on events
since then it becomes
that a large primate
walks the forests of North
Now a lot of folks
here may consider it blasphemy
to state the following,
but the Patterson film
is no longer current
events, nor should we
consider it our number
one piece of evidence
when examining this mystery.
Not withstanding I
do hold the film meritoriously,
as I feel the whole
Heironomus story a bit
thick to chew.
But after forty
years one would think we
as a research community
would have more than just
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The Squatchdetective has been
taking some flack from a small few for
belonging to this co-op of organizations,
nonetheless, the Squatchdetective remains
vehement in the project’s, integrity and
N.A.P.E is a cooperative effort
between Searching For Bigfoot, Inc, The
Pangea Institute, Granite State Paranormal,
Squatchdetective.com and MK Davis.
It was formed for several reasons.
The reasons are simple, first is to educate
folks about what we do in research, and
how to properly go about research while
maintaining the integrity of forensics,
proper interview techniques, knowledge
about origins of apes and where this creature
may fit in the evolutionary chain of
Profiles - The North American Primate Expedition
Squatchdetective Radio Notes
Volume 2 Issue 2 Page 2
And our sister show the Sasquatch Experience,
Wednesdays at 9PM!
October 5 - 6, 2007 (8AM - 8PM)
Apes. Various myths that exist about the
creature. Also hands on use of technology,
casting techniques and land navigation.
The other kick is that included is 14
hours of field expedition time in areas
not open generally to the general public,
and activity is recent and active.
Finally all housing and food costs are
covered in the Expedition as well.
NAPE has decided to call this project
“Bigfoot Boot Camp, due to the cramming
of all the education in this project.
For more information and details go to:
1. Oct. 25 - 28, 2007 Paris,
2. Nov. 15 - 18, 2007 White
River, AZ (Apache Res.)
3. Dec. 5 - 8, 2007 Paducah,
4. Jan. (date TBA) Fresno,
5. Feb. (date TBA) Enterprise,
6. Mar. (date TBA) Deer
River, MN (Chippewa Res)
7. Apr. (date TBA) Miami, Fl.
(Ten Thousand Is.)
On the 40th anniversary
of the Patterson Gimlin
Film, a packed conference was
to take place in Arcata, California.
Speakers were to include:
M.K. Davis, Kathy Strain,
Thom Powell, John Miles
Jason Valenti, Roger Knights.
The ticket prices
were originally $210.00 a
piece, but not enough tickets
were sold to keep the conference
in the black, so the symposium
was cancelled so refunds
are being promptly handled
at this time.
What went wrong?
Well, I have some beliefs, but
not as fringe as some would
I’ve heard the scuttle
on the forums that blamed
particular researchers’ speaking
personal beliefs which did
not conform to their own as
being the reason, but to believe
that is utter non-sense.
People in this field,
have to realize that it is number
one...we don’t have that
big of a mainstream public
Challenges of the 21st Century - (continued from page 1)
a film as considered the number one piece
The Skookum cast once hailed as
a breakthrough by some, and getting bolstered
by the likes of Dr. Esteban Sarmiento,
has long faded already.
No one holds as their number one
piece of evidence the investigative work of
Jimmy Chillicut and his dermal ridge evidence.
A skeptic when first entering the
project, it soon changed his mind base on
physical evidence, not subject or inconclusive
The statistical data, by Dr. Henner
Fahrenbach also is seldom cited. But
Dr. Fahrenbach using science, and approved
methodology, formed to statistics
that the creature most likely exists and
that a vast majority of the data collected
was comparative and not speculative.
The Alan Berry tapes, never did
get a fair and headlined look by mainstream
science and often sits on the shelf.
What of the unknown hairs that
have been found and documented? Not
much has ever been said much of them and
themselves seem clouded in mystery.
There HAS been physical evidence collected,
but the prevalence of the community to espouse
the Patterson Film as the number one piece of
evidence is embedded in our American cultural psyche,
as we demand something that is exciting and
appeals to our sense of sight.
Talk of science and lab reports and statistical
and scientific analysis does not catch front page
headlines, and not occupy the interest of the mainstream
DNA recovery would most likely yield the
same results today, as DNA, in the late eighties and
early nineties was exciting stuff, but with shows such
as CSI and Cold Case Files, DNA has become less
exciting and more “ho-hum” to most.
Take for example the Space Shuttle Program.
They’ve become so commonplace, that the only
major media coverage attraction it receives is when a
major tragedy occurs.
We have to challenge ourselves as we
A Great Symposium That Never Was….What Went Wrong?
Page 3 Big Foot Notes
reach. We are, our biggest fans.
Next is the fact, that
ticket prices were a little steep for a
Lastly is the fact that the
main focus was the P/G film and
many in the mainstream public
have been duped by media reports
of the likes and of Wallace, Heironimus.
However a lower ticket
price may have brought out more
folks. But would have hurt the
Well my condolences to
the organizers...to have so much
into effort, blood and tears in a
venture only to have it cancelled is
painful. Thumbs up for trying
On the upside, Tom Yamarone, has organized a P/G film
celebration, and speakers include, Danny Perez, Cliff Barackman,
Tom Yamarone, David Murphy, James Fay and Scott McClean.
Ticket prices are only $25.00 and even includes a catered barbecue
Oct. 20 - 10AM - 3PM at the VFW Hall in Willow Creek,
enter the last couple of years of the 1st
decade of the twenty-first century to NOT
be quiet about the scientific work.
To challenge ourselves to bring
this mystery to closure by the end of the
To say, “Yes the Patterson Film is
interesting, but what about this and that.”
To say to the skeptics, show me
the proof that this doesn’t exist, when new
species discoveries are being made numerous
times every year.
To challenge ourselves to over
come petty grievances with one another,
To challenge ourselves to more
time in the brush versus time commenting
on others work.
To challenge ourselves from being
just mere spectators and becoming
team players instead.
That is the challenge of the next decade.
“EscAPEe’s Hideaway” - by David Gay
Even here at the threshold of
the 21st century, the debate continues
over whether mankind should or should
not collect a "dead" specimen of any
previously unknown animal. Until it is
proven to exist and is recognized as an
endangered or vanishing species, wildlife
laws offer no protection to any
cryptid from being killed.
For example, should scientists searching
for the noted marine creatures seen
from time to time at Loch Ness in Scotland
or Lake Champlain in upstate New
York hunt these animals and kill them
on sight to prove their existence? More
to the point of my interests, should
field researchers be plotting ways to
capture or kill a Bigfoot creature? Is the
best aim for our research to collect a
specimen; dead or alive?
Observations of Bigfoot creatures reveals
that they are social animals that
operate in groups and somehow communicate
with each other. They watch
human beings, especially hikers and
hunters and people living near their habitat
areas, and have proven themselves at
being adept in eluding us. They have
adapted to our modern technologies;
exercising caution to avoid dangers posed
by trains or automobiles or artificial
lights or cameras. They could prey on us,
but for whatever reason they don’t. A
peaceful coexistence is maintained–
though for the vast majority of people,
we as a race remain blissfully unaware of
their proximity and presence.
Now if someone ever managed to kill and
collect the body of one of these creatures
as a dead specimen, we should not
dare to presume it will go unnoticed.
These creatures watch us; adapting and
learning. Once we demonstrate our intentions
and capabilities of successfully
hunting them, we will become their enemy.
The table is turned. How do you
think this will change their apparent indifference
toward people? Will they become
more active in defending themselves
and their habitat areas? Will
they become offensive or aggressive?
This is certainly one species of creatures
that no one would want becoming
hostile towards people.
As a community of investigators who
are developing field expertise and
techniques for finding these creatures,
our primary aim should be to
improve our surveillance of the living
Observations of living animals
in their habitat areas are the
only way we will find out how many
of them are there, how do they live,
how do they communicate, and what
behaviors can we expect from them.
You cannot learn the answers
to any of these questions from
a dead or captured specimen.
Page 4 Big Foot Notes
Many of you may have noticed
some subtle changes on the
After countless hours of
research and discovery many new
tools and features are available on
Squatchdetective.com. Also taking
advantage of the ease of video and
On the home page you’ll
find many banners to read the live
feeds to the Squatchdetective’s
blogs and the radio show pod
This was made available
due to the fact that Feedburner.
com in July went to an all
free service as opposed to a paid
one. This not only adds convenience
to the fans of the site and
blogs, but opens them up as well
to a vaster audience.
The other great thing is it’s
easy to get to the feeds:
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Thanks to the use of the
feeds, Squatchdetective.com has now
created a news room, with an interactive
widget, to read and travel to
other sites in new windows, while
listening to the latest edition of
Squatchdetective Radio. Included
are Bigfoot and Cryptid News, Science
and Technology News and the
days Top Headlines.
Where did the archives go?
To conserve home page space the
archives are now on their own
page, as it has grown enough to
support its own page….
As always all the new functions
have been placed on the drop down
menu titled: Department and Archives.
Squatchdetective.com …. adding advanced features & “stuff”
One of my favorite gadgets in the
field I can recommend as it is really great at
detecting “critters” in the field when it is
completely dark is the “Aim Shot” Heat
Light and compact, working on a 9
Volt battery that never seems to do dead, it
is reasonably priced at $159.95 at
Easy to use as well, and the sensitivity
is adjustable as well.
that’s the name of the
At least that’s
what some organizations
good friend Bill Brann
discovered a report on
the BFRO website, that
specifically quoted from
his book, “Monsters of
Bill at that time
didn’t have much complaint
about such, but
wanted really badly to
interview this woman.
I got him contacted
with the BFRO
Investigator, Mike Aragona,
from New Jersey
who investigated the
Needless to say
Aragona, would not allow
Brann to speak to
the witness or give up
any precious information.
he WILL get the information
means eventually, but
again we see how some
every little thing, even
the slightest of sightings as top
secret, even though this report was
from years past.. The Organizations
leader did not seem to mind capitalizing
on Bill’s stories, when it benefited
I have problems when
information goes one way with organizations.
I myself have kept
things under wrap until the investigations
are complete. But I begin to
doubt the veracity of any of the
BFRO’s reports if only “one” investigator
spoke with a witness and
then refused to let any other bonafide
investigator, such as Bill, even
speak with them.
It goes against
the grain of any “Scientific” organization
to keep things confidential for so long after investigations
are complete. Unless it is cultivating such reports for future use
in their expeditions.
Again the BFRO’s leadership, shows there belief in
that they are “elite” amongst everyone else. To benefit from others
and leave nothing but scraps, for those whom have worked
all their life in the field, and whom do not get a share of the
$400 a person for field trips it charges.
There was a time, in the late 90’s and early
00’s. when the BFRO had a chance at being the organization to
bring the creature into focus. But that time has passed. The
iron grip of confidentiality, and functions more like a government
agency rather than an organization of field researchers.
Yes there are good people in the BFRO still. Why? Is not my job
And it is interesting how my name was removed from
investigations I conducted for them, including one I gave
“Ce la vie” I guess.
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The SE got a late start, but once we got going, we had our guest Ray Crowe, who answered questions such as how in the world he ever got started in his research, the differences in researchers and how some don't get along, his thoughts on the Patterson/Gimlin Movie, what is new with his newsletter, and various other topics. He also discussed his most recent Bigfoot Daze event, which had M.K. Davis as a speaker, and his assessments on M.K.'s work on the P/G Movie. A couple of promos were played during the program, one being our new SQuatchMEDIA promo from last week and also a new promo for Beyond The Edge Radio. I also got to discuss the new Bigfooting In Oklahoma DVD as well. It was a great show, full of great information. Next week's guest will be Joedy Cook, co-author of Bigfoot Encounters in Ohio: Quest For The Grassman. The show will be back in its usual timeslot of 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at the link to the right. As always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.
Time: around 10:00 P.M. EST
Witness: Henry M.
Henry saw a large, rust-brown-colored Sasquatch-type creature, standing approximately 8 feet tall, behind a residence, standing under a porchlight. The creature's face was apelike and humanlike, flat nose, thin slit for lips and large black eyes.
Terrain: Wooded, mountainous region
Activities of witness: Standing on elevated back patio, watching creature 50 yards away at bottom of hill; witness left first.
Sighting Report: Bolivar County, Mississippi, 3 miles south of Shaw, on Highway 61
Time: 1:15 A.M. CST
Witness: Henry M.
Henry saw a large, dirty-white-colored Sasquatch-type creature walking across the highway approximately 150 yards ahead of him from left to right. When he reached the point where the creature had crossed, saw large, approximately 7 1/2-8 foot tall creature standing in a ditch with its back turned. Witness saw creature for approximately 15 seconds.
Terrain: 4-lane highway, going towards wooded area
Activities of witness: Driving north from Greenville, Mississippi towards the town of Shaw