Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hoaxed, scammed, bamboozled, New bigfoot photo is a hoax!

Thanks to the keen eye of Adam Bird we can now say that the photos released yesterday by this blog were a hoax. I would like to thank Adam for bringing a quick end to this. Also, thanks to Matt Knapp for quickly posting the story about the hoax on his blog.

I must say, my interview with Norm Glasser was what put me over the edge on this one leaning toward possibly real. I have learned a valuable lesson. I believe the entire Bigfoot community and the Paranormal community at large can also learn from this. Witness testimony, no matter how convincing, can be false.



When Investigating this story I followed many leads, checked background and, of course, interviewed the witness. Most everything I found appeared to point to real more than fake. Were there red flags? Yes, there were but when I looked into those they were explained to me in a manner that was rather convincing. I suppose I put to much weight into witness testimony rather than my own gut feeling. 

The Sugar Flats Road Creature this is the subject of Norm Glasser's photos


I must also note, I approached the witness, he did not approach me. That, his testimony and his apparent story telling abilities made me re consider my skepticism on these photos.

Those that have heard the interview will tell you that this guy can sure spin a yarn.

Norm Glasser's Hoax Photo #1

Norm Glasser's Hoax Photo #2


The quick work of Adam Bird has put yet another hoax to rest, as a community we owe him a debt of gratitude.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Is this the face of Bigfoot?

******UPDATE****** THIS IS A HOAX******Details here:





Being a Bigfoot researcher, it's sometimes a daunting task to wade through all the Blobsquatch, blurry and misidentified animal photos to find that one that may be a gem. That gem is a rare find indeed. So when it finally comes around your first reaction is that of a skeptic. No one can get that good of a photo, right? There's got to be some  real photos of Bigfoot mixed in with all the garbage. This may be that photo.

My friend, Sally Petri, contacted me at the beginning of November with a seemingly extraordinary photo and an equally extraordinary claim of how this photo was obtained. This is not Sally's photo but was obtained by Norm Glasser. Norm is a paranormal investigator among other things but not a Bigfoot researcher. I later found that there was a second photo, same creature but a slightly different angle. I added the watermark to protect Norm's rights, Norm did not ask me to do this. I will release an image without the watermark but the copyright information must remain with this photo and please, if you would, link back to this article.

The Glasser Photo #1

This Photo First appeared on Norm's Twitter and Facebook pages back in July of 2013 and a post in the Hauntedsociety.com's forums in August. The abbreviated story goes something like this. Norm had had a possible Bigfoot encounter when he was a youth, he never saw the creature but he and his companions experienced something very frightful. They had trees that had been broken off thrown at them while they were in a boat. They never saw what threw the trees. Norm returned to the area this year to get some photos for a possible re telling of this and many other stories from his life for a possible book he may write. When he got to the site he caught a glimpse of a bipedal creature covered in white hair or fur in his headlights. Norm reached for his trusty Bell and Howell S7 slim camera to get a photo. It took him a bit to get the camera turned on and ready, as he raised it up to snap a photo, to his astonishment, this creature staring in his car window.Norm was able to snap 2 photos but does not recall doing it. He says all he remembers is the camera flying out of his hands, throwing the car in reverse and high tailing it out of there. Norm said he had to remind himself to catch his breath.

Glasser photo #2 From Hauntedsociety.com forums (arrows are not mine)

I knew I had to speak to Norm to get the full story. After contacting him he agreed to have a phone conversation with me and it was at that point that I decided that Norm sounded very straight forward and honest. He did not try to fill in details if he did not know them. I could find no deception in his story and the facts hadn't changed since his first telling on the hauntedsociety.com forum. Norm has never tried to push this photo for any gain and, aside from Josh Gates, didn't really seem to show anyone in the Bigfoot community. If this was a hoax surely he would have shown someone and tried to push this thing. Instead I came across it quite by accident when a friend shared it with me.


I can't say that this photo shows a Bigfoot but it shows something very strange. It does not appear to be a costume and it is not photo shopped. What it is I do not know, but I am very intrigued by the possibilities. Are we looking into the eyes of Bigfoot? 

My complete interview with Norm will be available soon, I am in the process of editing it to remove names and locations. My hope is that you will draw your own conclusions based on Norm's own words.

See Matt Knapp's take on this photo at www.BigfootCrossroads.com 

The Glasser Photo - All images copyrighted. If sharing, please link back to source.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Derek Randles Olympic Project Brown's Thermal the investigation continues

The excitement over the recently released thermal footage by the Browns and The Olympic Project headed by Derek Randles is still at a fever pitch. Derek has been releasing more photos of the area and the Browns have uploaded some videos to Youtube showing what they believe to be several stick structures. The investigation is on going and as the days go by more and more is being released. There are many who are working on the project and it is believed that in the days to come there will be breakdown videos and comparison videos of the footage. Whatever the thermal shows, bigfoot or not it appears to be taller and wider than a human subject standing in the same position. Will the breakdowns and comparisons prove this is a bigfoot? The short answer is no but if done correctly they could add a very important piece to the puzzle.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Melba Ketchum's opinion of Bigfoot Bounty and an invitation to debate the facts from Dr. Todd Disotell

Dr. Melba Ketchum is seemingly disgusted that one of her favorite actors is hosting a new Bigfoot show. Today Dr. Ketchum posted her concerns on Facebook and Twitter. The subject of her concern is Dean Cain, who is set to host 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty airing January 10th, 2014 at 10pm/9c on Spike TV.

Although Ketchum hasn't seen the show yet  she believes the show is rigged, and that the show will be "just another disgusting harassment of the Forest People". 
Ketchum also took the opportunity to further her claim that her DNA study is the real deal and shows absolute proof.
As of the writing of this article it is yet unclear if Mr. Cain or Spike TV have responded to Dr. Ketchum

While most in the Bigfoot community and the scientific community dispute her claims, one scientist has sent an invitation to Dr. Ketchum recently asking her to debate the facts her study allegedly shows. Dr. Todd Disotell, who will be one of the judges on the new Spike TV show, recently appeared on the After Hours With Rictor podcast and asked Dr. Ketchum to engage in a scientific debate regarding her claims. Dr. Ketchum has not yet responded.

I urge Dr. Ketchum, and anyone else for that matter to give this new show a chance before making uninformed conclusions based on rumors or personal feelings. If you wish to join the debate come on over to the Bigfoot Bounty fan page on Facebook.