Saturday, November 23, 2013

Bigfoot Bounty - Rumors abound but are they true?

Recently Dean Cain appeared on the Today show and promoted his new show, 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty set to premiere on Spike TV in January. Since the promotion some in the Bigfoot community have come out against this show based on the very short clip and rumors that have been going around for a long time.

In the interest of full disclosure I am going to say here, publicly, for the first time that I auditioned for this show. My partner and I didn't make the final cut but it does give me a unique insight on just what this show is about.

The first rumor, and the one I have wanted to address for some time is that this show is out to kill a Bigfoot and that's the only way to win the 10 Million dollars. FALSE. This show has nothing to do with killing a Bigfoot, in fact it's a NO KILL show. There won't be any dead Bigfoot on the show. Many of the contestants would have turned the show down if that were the case, I know I would have.

Rumor Number 2 is that all the folks on the show were unknown until this show was conceived and that it seems fishy that they , a lot of them any how, became popular around the same time that the idea for this show came about. That perhaps maybe all their youtube videos, claims of shooting bigfoot, and other evidence was contrived just for this show. FALSE.  I can say with 100% honesty that this one isn't true. Yes, it is a coincidence but that's all it is, in fact most of the folks didn't learn of the show till the Fall of last year at the same time I did. In any show there are several steps to pre production, the first is always a research and development phase. Many were originally contacted in that phase and as far as I know none of those folks appear on the show. The second phase where we are concerned is casting, casting started in late summer or early fall of 2012 to the best of my knowledge, well after all these folks had already been known to the Bigfoot community.

Dax Rushlow and Rictor Riolo from Bigfoot Bounty
Rumor 3, this is a competition show and there's a cash prize and therefor can have no value to the Bigfoot community. This one is a matter of opinion. I guess the opinion is like this: "How can we take a competition show seriously? There's no place in Bigfoot research for competition." Really? Have you been in the same Bigfoot community I have? It's always been about competition. Copyrighting photos, my group has a better approach than your group, don't be friends with so and so because I don't like their ideas. Sounds like a competition to me. I hear the 4 Horsemen being mentioned and how they wouldn't like the competition aspect of this show. Look into history folks, those guys were as much about being first as many are today, some of them hated each other, oh and they all made money off of books and TV appearances when they could. Nothing wrong with that at all. They needed to feed their family's just like all of us do. Would they like the show? Maybe, maybe not but it does not demean the work they have done.

I guess in summary, lets watch the show before we make judgements on it. You don't have to like all the people on the show to enjoy it. Many of my friends made the cut, and at least one individual that I don't care for much but I wish them all luck. I know I'll be watching this show with the mindset that it's entertainment first and research second, much like Finding Bigfoot is. I know one thing for sure, the cast is very diverse and perhaps it will bring some folks into Bigfooting who may have been a little worried to do it before. I also know that the science on this show will be real, no BS there as it features Dr. Todd Disotell a well respected scientist.

PS: I'm rotting for Team Rictor and Dax! Love those guys!
Think you might give the show a try? Check out the Fan Page on Facebook :Bigfoot Bounty Fans

Saturday, November 9, 2013

A public appeal & invitation to Dr. Melba Ketchum from After Hours & Dr. Todd Disotell.

A public appeal & invitation to Dr. Melba Ketchum from After Hours & Dr. Disotell. We want to give Dr. Ketchum the chance and opportunity she deserves to talk about her research and results in a neutral forum regarding the subject matter we all love, Bigfoot. No jokes, no teasing, no judgment, or silliness. When someone is a guest on this webcast they are treated with utmost respect. So Dr. Ketchum please consider this. You will get a Sweet Sassy Glassy Bigfoot pendant out of it and that alone is worth it!