It seems he was a card carrying member of Roger Patterson’s bigfoot club and recipient of his newsletter as a youngster. So, his interest in sasquatch was indoctrinated at a young age and not as an adult and academic that happened upon the topic and bravely sailed into the trying academic waters of science mainstreamer’s view as being on the fringe. This erodes our already dimming view of the foot doc, can someone say confirmation bias? We previously posted a “scholarly” article where he attempted to use a bit of science and flawed logic to validate one of his religiously based beliefs, so perhaps we are getting more of the same with the bigfoot stuff. He is certainly trying to turn a few bucks from it, which we are mostly ok with.
Myron had the following word problem in math:
You call a hotel to make a reservation for nine rooms, they say they have two different types of rooms each with nine openings. The hotel also says they have other types of rooms, but not enough of those types to meet your reservation. At a minimum how many rooms does the hotel have available?
Myron answers nine and does not pass the sixth grade proficiency test, but he does pass the Huckster test.
Blurring lines is big in bigfootery. The hucksters have to swerve and spin often.
When you sue someone with, in our opinion, greed, unclean hands ( a legal term that fit) and a mean spirit in your heart, and then utterly lose, you gotta blur some lines to salvage the situation.
When things are slow for the conference you promote you gotta blur the lines. You tell the masses the lodging is almost sold out and you will end ticket sales in a week. Fact is a search of the lodge shows two types of rooms with at least nine available (the highest number you can reserve at one time so there may be more) and weeks later you can still buy the wonka deal. Blur the lines, certainly don’t mention there is a huge gospel event in the area driving lodging activity. Huckstering at its’ best.
But those examples are beside the point of this post, we are contemplating if Mountain Monsters blurs the lines. There are a number of “reality shows” that are blurring lines to various degrees, Amish Mafia comes to mind. We just wonder what the deal is with Mountain Monsters. They always have fresh intel, better than average “evidence” from witnesses and generally a bunch of action each week. In a hit and miss bigfootery world, these guys hit home runs every week. The Yahoo show was especially action packed in terms of tracks and the calls. Same thing for the show before that one. That gets us to thinking about if they are blurring lines. Another hot topic has been if our Appalachian brothers are like the Amish, they stay clean-shaven until married and then grow a dope ass beard. Enquiring minds, and all that.
We are also enjoying via the DVR Survivor man. Les is eloquently framing the thought process of someone facing the possibility that Sasquatch exists with great rationality. The videography has also been really good in our opinion. Standing, well we have run into his type, not that unusual in bigfootery. The blurring line point, as a call back, is that some of the “bigfoot researchers” we have taken exception to in the past are very Standing like, although they don’t know it and would never admit it.
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Some postulate on motives, incorrectly. Many of the lyrics catch our drift. And the song ends with the sounds of our critics.
It looks as if Courtney may have pegged the foot doc. Seems any John with the currency (in this case media exposure) is good enough to jump in his bed.
We were going to run an April fool story on a “bigfoot researcher” filing suit against another for copyright infringement on a picture they did not own and slander, but that actually happened about a year ago. We did not forget and hope others will not forget this heinous act.
Because of a certain person who has a penchant to comment upon anything that remotely shows critical thinking that is perceived as criticism of him and his event, and his attempts to take our comment section into the gutter with him, we will probably be putting him on some sort of moderation if we can figure out a way without labeling it spam.
John Keel’s Operation Trojan Horse. If you have seen the elephant and heard the owls you will get it, or get it eventually once you read the book. Focus on Sir Victor.
Subtitle this the dangers of thinking slightly out of the box and at the same time copying an idea from a TV show.
From the carpetbaggers that brought bigfootery to the conference scene by telling attendees that a big name was going to attend, and withholding that information and pushing ticket sales days after they knew better, we now have the experience. Think of it as a guided haunted trail attraction where the one and only ghoul is bigfoot, well, hoaxed bigfoot. Taking a page from the bounty, evidence (in this case hoaxed evidence) will be collected and the best capture of the hoax wins. We anticipate hoaxed prints and somebody dashing around the woods in a gorilla suit. Here’s an idea for them, get a gorilla mask and put some glow sticks in it, instant eye shine hoax. Then cue the gorilla suit stage right.
Hoax’y conference hosting a hoax’y haunted trail snipe walk, bigfootery gold. But it is free, and worth every penny. Yuck it up dudes.