After watching Ro Sahebi’s interview with Justin Smeja (I killed Bigfoot-an interview with Justin Smeja) I had a few questions. Mr. Smeja was kind enough to answer my questions. I didn’t want to ask the same things that were already addressed by Justin, but wanted to fill in a few of the details that I thought were important to help understand the story better. This is by no means groundbreaking but I hope that it helps in the debate. Whether or not you believe the story, it is very intriguing. These questions are exactly the way I asked them and Justin's responses are the exact way he answered them. Ro's interview is posted at the end of this article. If you have not seen it please watch.
(Sasquatch Scoop) I read all 57 pages of your original thread on Taxedermy.net, in the first post that you mention the shootings you refer to the creature as an odd looking bear. Why was that?
(Justin) i really wasnt sure what the reaction would be when i said hey guys i shot a bigfoot i was more easing into it. ''i shot a bf'' sounds pretty retarted when you say it outloud. i was with a friend and he introduced me to his extended family as a guy who shot two of them last year. i couldnt keep a straight face i was more or less simply embarrassed.
(Sasquatch Scoop) In Ro Sahebi's interview with you , you said that after you shot the young one that your buddy came down over the hill. Did you know his location before shooting the young one? I ask this because hunters usualy are aware of the location of their hunting partners before shooting.
(Justin) yes I knew aprox other hunters location and had a very safe background.
(Sasquatch Scoop) . What was the sex of the young one? I don't believe this has been discussed before.
(Justin) For whatever reason I've been asked not to discuss that part of it. something about an nda.
(Sasquatch Scoop) At first, I believe, it was said that the adult was female and now it is said that the adult is male. What made you think it was female? Does the DNA prove it is male?
(Sasquatch Scoop) I heard somewhere that you saw a Game warden just before the shooting, is that true?
(Justin) Not just before the shooting early in the day. theres one way in and another way out. that area is notorious for having road blocks and check points and wardens checking people at the entrances.
(Sasquatch Scoop) Why would you openly discuss something that could potentialy land you in jail or get you a big fine if proven true?
(Justin) I’m not worried about it. after all i made a few efforts to work with dfg on this and they have declined to get ved
(Sasquatch Scoop) Have you been contacted by any authorities? (Police, Fish and Game, or others). I've discussed it with wardens and the sheriffs office.
(Justin) dfg made a visit to my house. they simply have no interest in this.
(Sasquatch Scoop) Are you under any type of gag order or any non disclosure agreement from the ketchum study? more or less.
(Justin) i signed an nda that said i couldnt discuss results but i've been giving none to discuss so we are all safe there.
(Sasquatch Scoop) Mr. Sahebi and you were drinking during the interview, did that have any influance on what you said?
(Justin) most everybody will say more when they've had some courage juice. i've tried to be as honest as possible when i talk about what happened i have told the story so many times i have no attachment emotionally to anything that happened, i'm num to it and I think most anybody would be when they have talked about something over and over again.
(Sasquatch Scoop) How do you explain the diffrence in apperance between the adult and young one? Has this been explained by the DNA people or any one else?
(Justin) Thats one of my main problems with my story. i try to look at it objectively often so i can see what others are hearing when they are listening to me talk or write. that i simply have no answer for. i'm as puzzled as anyone on that account. hopefully soon i can make some time in my schedule to converse with the artist who did those and we can work on some more sketches.
(Sasquatch Scoop) Do you have anything to add that you have not said before?
(Justin) Justin did not answer this question.
Please visit Ro's webpage www.thebigfootreport.com, you can also find him on Youtube at thebigfootreport. every Sunday night Ro, along with Michael Merchant (SnowWalkerPrime), Shawn Evidence, Damion Bravo and other members of Team Tazer Bigfoot, can be heard on Extinct? the podcast begining at 6pm Eastern.