BigfootWeekend September Expedition

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Who is Matt Moneymaker?

Matt Moneymaker speaks to an anthropology class at the College of the Canyons, north of Los Angeles, in late 2009.

Matt Moneymaker was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He developed an interest in the bigfoot legend at the age of 11 after watching the famous 1970's documentaries on the subject.

While attending UCLA in the 1980's he began corresponding with other bigfoot researchers in the United States and Canada. His first track discovery was in the mountains of Ventura County, California in 1987.

In the early 1990's he moved to eastern Ohio where many sightings and encounters had been reporter by farmers during the previous 10 years. His first close encounter with a bigfoot occurred during an overnight stakeout in a swampy wildlife refuge southeast of Kent, Ohio in 1994.

In 1995 he connected with other bigfoot researchers on the nascent World Wide Web and formed the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. In 1996 he launched the web site for the BFRO and began investigating and publishing eyewitness reports on the Internet.

He organized the first big expedition for the group in 2000 in Skookum Meadows, Washington. For the next few years he co-produced a few television projects about the bigfoot subject before he began organizing field expeditions in different parts of the country, which he still does today.

Matt Moneymaker is well known among bigfoot researchers and is credited with being...

  • ... the first person who introduced sound blasting and howling as a technique for locating bigfoots. 
  • .. the first person who proposed and argued the connection between bigfoot sightings and deer kill stashes, after being shown evidence by Mennonite Farmers in Ohio. 
  • ... the first person to record the long moaning howl of a big male sasquatch — the "Ohio Howl." 
  • ... the first to formally describe the knock sounds made by bigfoots in 1992, at a scientific conference at Rutgers University for the International Society of Cryptozoology. 
  • ... the first person to organize big expeditions to gather observations and evidence in various parts of North America. 
  • ... the first person to debunk the "Georgia Bigfoot Body" hoax in the summer of 2008.


Matt Moneymaker calling out a Bigfoot


Found in a remote area of the Cascade Mountains known as Skookum Meadows, the BFRO team cast the imprint using more than 200 pounds of plaster. Named the "Skookum Cast," this monumental piece of Bigfoot evidence is shipped to a laboratory in Seattle for forensic analysis.

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103 comments:

  1. Skookum Cast - An alleged Bigfoot footprint plaster cast turns out to be
    made by an Elk. This Bigfoot hoax has been widely debated. Was it a hoax or a simply a
    misidentification? or a good move for his movie?

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    The Crypto Hunters (BAM)

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    1. There were many animals that left tracks in that mud. One of them an Elk, however the parts that they were looking at are definitely not explanable as a bedding elk.

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    2. Why would an elk bed down in mud anyway?

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    3. oh my god matt is so bad at what he does. everytime they find a promising site they make a bunch of noise and leave after one day. there is more money to be made in not finding bigfoot than in finding bigfoot. the first one is killed. the second one is in a zoo and then they will protect them so the hunters cant kill them all which is what that bunch of idiots would do. give me 48 hours a camera with night vision and access to one of the sites i choose and you will have your proof. matt's family must so embarrassed by him. (oh yeah i would hve to bring donuts too- bobo what an idiot)

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    4. i finally saw the episode withthe girl scouts. what parent in their right mind would allow this idiot to use their daughter as bait for a wild animal. where are the scout parents that were in charge. this just makes no sense. i like the show is intended to be like amish mafia and just be entertainment and not be taken seriously

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    5. matt has finally been proven a fraud without the possibility of contradiction. the town hall meetings are by invitation only and the general public can not go. the newspaper in wichita kansas has published this as fact. your 15 minutes are over.

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  2. Every single qualified scientist who has ever examined the Skookum Cast in person has categorically confirmed that it was not made by an Elk. That was a rumor spread by envious, unqualified people who never examined the cast, yet somehow believe their uneducated plebian opinions carry more weight than those of formally trained PhD's. This scumbag hillybilly in Kentucky named Thomas Marcum (calls himself "The Crypto Hunters") is just another envious loser who tries to spread the nonsense about the Skookum Cast coming from an Elk. That stupidity was put to bed 10 years ago, yet various envious fools continue to spout that garbage whenever they're given a chance. You can't keep lying idiots off the Internet, unfortunately. This hick named Thomas Marcum (in Hulen, Kentucky) is one of them.

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    1. Matt moneymaker is a fuckin jackass. Cant stand watchin the show when he talks. Fuckin thinks everything is a freakin bigfoot

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    2. Moneymaker is a pompous, arrogant jerk and its obvious from reading his post above..."envious, unqualified".."scumbag hillbilly...etc"

      Moneymaker has a law degree...that makes him qualified to lecture us on animal zoology? I had to laugh when he makes the statement on animal planet - finding bigfoot, that he knows women with babies will attract bigfoot and that they should be taken on expeditions.

      LMAO - Matthew, until this is proven to be a real animal and until ...as you say...qualified primatologists study it and present facts, you don't know S H I T.

      Moneymaker is just another media leech con man who is making lots of money now - but wait until the con ends.

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    3. Hey pal, you dont have to get so hostile just because you dont believe in it. There is absolutely no justification for this kind of behavior on your part.

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    4. You no who the real idiots are, the people that watch the show. They are getting money for nothing.

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  3. More name calling...you're so mature.
    Is that how you handle people who have a different view of the Skookum cast? call them names?
    There has been other scientist who said it was an elk...you going to call them names to?
    you are LOL

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    Tom
    The Crypto Hunters

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    1. No, we're not going to call them names, we're just going to agree to disagree. The point is you can have at times multiple people see multiple things off of the same piece of information. On one side you will have "believers" who see a 'squatch in everything, and on the other side people who will contort information to their own narrow views. It's the human condition. Our beliefs heavily influence our ability to assimilate information.

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    2. Moneymaker pretends to be a serious researcher. He's not. A serious researcher is someone like the late Dr. Grover Krantz or Dr. Jeff Meldrum both of whom were/are BF researchers. They used the scientific method and required CONCLUSIVE data before offering a hypothesis. They did not insult people who disagreed with the hypothesis - serious researchers don't do that. They want THE TRUTH and are not out to prove a specific result that suits them.

      Moneymaker wants everyone to believe in his conclusions so that they will watch his show and join his moneymaking BFRO cash cow. He is out to enrich himself, nothing more.

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    3. i whole hardily agree with you,hes just out to line his own pocket.....LIKE HIS LAST NAME?,implies

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    4. Matt and the whole team think everything is a bigfoot. They communicate with knocks & howls, their diet is deer and other forest animals, they are attracted to women with babies.....how can these statements be facts when there isn't a shred of evidence that bigfoot even exist?
      The biggest joke is at end of every show they confirm the area has bigfoot living there, once again with no shred of evidence.

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  4. No qualified scientist who examined the cast said it came from an elk. All of them said exactly the opposite. One geologist who wanted to grandstand with his irrelevant attention-seeking opinion said otherwise, and that was enough for some unaccomplished philistines like you to latch onto, and then declare that "it turned out to be from an elk". Go feed your chickens, Marcum. And misinform them if you have that urge to do that again, you clown.

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    1. Stop talking about the psychology of sasquatches like it's even a real animal. How
      do you feel that you've wasted your life trying to validate your hypothesis by disregarding the scientific method?

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  5. You are so Professional with you name calling... do you think that adds creditibity to you or research?
    I hope the cast is a BF and i have high hopes for your TV show and look forward to watching it,but there is no need to be disrespectful to me because i stated some people said it was an Elk.
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    Tom
    The Crypto Hunters

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  6. Matt, you're such a freakin tard. No one's ever seen a unicorn either, but there's plenty of forests for them to hide in. QUICK! GO LOOK FOR THEM!

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  7. Matt Moneymaker is an idiot. In fact, the entire team are idiots. It would be nice to see a show about bigfoot with legitimate scientists that provides legitimate evidence. Moneymaker is an embarrassment, not only to himself, but to anyone who may believe that this creature actually is real. Animal Planet should be embarrassed to air this show with the current morons they have on camera. This show is just validating all the skeptics because the so called "evidence" is a joke and has no realm in reality at all. Try getting some people with an education to do a show like this instead of 4 idiots that think every single thing they find in the woods is related to a Sasquatch in the area.

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    1. Dammit I agree 110% every show they feel there is a big foot, lmfao! hey here is my big foot right up your you know what. These guys are a joke, I can't stand watching the show. Not only is moneymaker an idiot the hole cast is right up there with him.

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    2. I was watching an episode last night where the team was in Kentucky and while they were howling in the woods someone started shooting. I jokingly remarked to my husband that next they were going to show the team talking to some people who live in those same woods and those people were going to say that they had heard bigfoot just the night before and had shot their guns into the air in order to scare bigfoot off...and, of course, Moneymaker would be so bummed that they were in those same woods at the same time and did not hear the bigfoot!

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    3. Moneymaker is the worst. Although he is entertaining. It seems like every episode of Finding Bigfoot he finds a deer carcus in the woods and immediately, "this is obvious evidence of a squatch." No Chris, it is obvious evidence that you are in the woods.

      Show was entertaining for a couple episodes, but once you realize these people are not approaching the issue from a scientific perspective it gets old. They made their conclusion and now try and now try to make anythying they find proof of that conclusion. The only rational one is the female and she gets shouted down constantly.

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  8. I agree with Anonymous: the team members featured on Finding Bigfoot are not trustworthy; Matt Moneymaker being the least credible of them all. There isn't a single episode where he isn't convinced there's a "Squatch" somewhere nearby -- I have a feeling if an episode were filmed on the Sea of Tranquility he would somehow find evidence that Bigfoot had been there.

    Mr. Moneymaker is only a researcher by the loosest of definitions.

    Finding Bigfoot makes Ghost Hunters look like a segment on 60 minutes.

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  9. matt u r fn stupid.u make tom biscardi look credible
    find something idiot. why have a guy named bobo on the show it means stupid in spanish f u monemaker

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  10. I have to completely agree with both the Anon posts above.

    I can't even watch the "Finding Bigfoot" series anymore. Believe me...I've tried. I still have it on auto-record but I can't even make it through half an episode at this point. This self-appointed "expert" (Mr. Moneymaker) talks as though he's been living with bigfoots his whole life (like in their den/lair Jane Goodall style). His credibility (and entertainment value) drops straight to zero the second he starts with crap like: "It's a well known fact that bigfoots..." or "Bigfoots often..."

    Please! How (seriously How?) can he talk like that?? Has anybody ever studied this creature in captivity, let alone had more than a "glimps" of it in the wild?? It still doesn't even "officially" exist! Like others have said, nothing but circumstantial evidence (at best). How is Mr. Moneymaker (great name by the way, at least we know what the show's really about!) able to make these difinative statements? Even other "experts" say things like: "It appears that bigfoots..." or "Bigfoots may/may not..." To me they have a crap-ton more credability than this guy, because they're not claiming they know crap they really don't.

    Nobody has ever been able to sit out with their notepad and camcorder in a hunting blind for months and study the damn thing every single day! You don't know if the thing squats to crap or stands up to crap. If he prefers crunchy peanut butter to creamy. Nobody knows! (Well...except Mr. Moneymaker of course!)

    I had hopes for the show (as I only dabble in cryptozoology) but the attitude and statements alone on this series make it utterly unwatchable. It's essentially four friends, getting an all-expenses-paid tour of North America, running around on a bigfoot hunt. No science, no entertainment, no evidence, and the second they find "evidence" (gasp!), they run away from it! I'm mainly talking about the episode they found the "urine" in. Heaven forbid you get a sample instead of stare at it and jump back into the car like you do with every episode. But I guess BoBo gave plenty of those samples while filming! Thanks for turning the infra-red on that one though!

    I would be so much more entertained (and would actually watch the series) if the team would set up camp in the Pacific Northwest for 6 months and film crap like that. At least you're not running around like idiots. You'd be making an effort to really find the creature. Adding someone with a brain would help to, like a scientist. One night and a "Did ya' hear that? It WAS a squatch! Quick! Back in the car! We gotta run to Washington!" doesn't cut it. Commonsense (and real science) tells you that you do the exact same thing over, and over, and over to verify your findings. THEN make your claim! You don't do it one night, then move on. Gotta love entertainment networks though. No time for that crap.

    Btw rofl with the Finding Bigfoot vs Ghost Hunters! Funny stuff right there! Thanx for the laugh!

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  11. "27,000 raw submissions to our database" wow thats alot of trolls. Well probably "26,999" and then Matt

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  12. One question that i don't think anybody has asked, or at least i haven't seen an answer to is; why would a squatch lay down on the ground in mud to reach over a little puddle of water to getsome food? There have been prints in wet creek beds and other muddy spots, so why wouldn't it just walk up to the fruit and pick it up? Although i think it is absurd to dismiss the possibility of these creatures, with all the historical accounts and credible witnesses seeing them, this one is a little fishy (for lack of a better term) to me.

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  13. Matt Moneymaker, if you ever talk about another hill billy i will personally come and kick you in the nuts!!!! YOU ARE A JOKE, Keep out of hill billy nation!!!! Hell you look like a retard and know nothing about BF cause if you truly knew everything you say you would have physical proof of one by now!!! Your name says it all!!!

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  14. I've tried watching the show several times. I can't stand it. Everytime they find some so call "evidence" Matt jumps to the conclusion it was made by a BF. He's not open to any other possibility.

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  15. my wife and i absolutely LOVE this show!! we have it set to record and have told everyone about it. we have never laughed so hard in our lives!! these clowns are absolutely ridiculous. anybody looking for a good laugh really needs to tune in to this crapfest of a show. we love when they say stuff like "that's classic squatch activity." they'll be walking on a trail and an acorn falls "ooh, classic squatch activity" or a rock rolls down a hill "squatches like to partake in rolling." if a squirrel farts "there's a squatch nearby." so my fave of all time was when bobo was saying something like "when there are two squatches together, and they know they're being hunted (or followed or something) one of them will throw a rock in the other direction, especially when trying to protect a younger or female squatch. that's classic squatch strategy." ha ha ha!!! that had us laughing for quite a while. classic squatch strategy. love it! keep up the "research" guys.

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    1. I fully agree!
      "Finding Bigfoot" is nothing but a waste of electricity. It's so outrageously stupid that it should be banned for insulting the intelligence of human beings.

      Moneymaker is nothing more than a butt sucking vulture. I'm not saying that a large primate may exist somewhere that we don't know about, but this clown sure has made the scientists looking for it with methodology look less professional.

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  16. Matt Moneymaker. Wow. Throws around a few ten-dollar words and just impresses himself to no end. Face it Matt - you have wasted your life. That show? Come on... You're out there in the woods at night screaming like a turkey on crack. That line of yours, "Typical bigfoot behavior"? Really? How many days or weeks have you spent in a hide observing? You can't even find one, and you have been doing this for how many years? All you have to show for it is throwing insults at those who counter your edumicated opinion. That show your part of? It really kills all interest in the subject. Sadly, it also destroys any progress made by true scientists who have methodically attempted to actually research Bigfoot.

    By the way, it's "Bigfoot" and "Sasquatch" - not "Bigfoots" and Sasquatches". It might sound a little better if you said “Bigfeets”. You sound like a fool.

    The best example of your type of research was the first episode. You saw a (albeit very interesting) figure on FLIR and tore off into the woods after it like a fat man at a cake bakery. Hilarious! I hadn't laughed that hard in a while. I actually laughed so hard I cried. And the "baby"? Oh that was great. The whole way to site, you where "...just not to sure..." about the "baby". The "baby" this and the "baby" that. You were going to get to the bottom of it.

    What you don't realize is that just by your language and tone, you had already bought into it hook, line, and sinker. Anyone with half a brain could tell that as so. No way could it have been a guy taking his Capuchin out for a stroll. As if something with the apparent physiology of a bigfoot would have the young riding about on the shoulders like a cat.

    Yes sir Mr. Moneymaker - you are a class "A" idiot. You have single handedly made a laughing stock out of a subject that many have devoted serious, patient time and expertise to. All in one season! Well done sir, well done.

    All to justify your arrogance and need for fame. Pathetic.

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  17. You know, I call MM a tool and personality-wise, he is. His problem is that he is very polarizing. You have your nerds. Some nerds are socially inept and never thrust into the public eye for actual social intercourse, and others are just socialized enough to interact and some are alpha socialized nerds like Matt and the problem becomes that, even though he has an impressive resume, he lets his ego make many decisions, frustrates people who deal with him, has a good deal of arrogance but just enough nerd awkwardness to say what he's thinking without stopping and plotting it out. He has a tendency to name call and that is ugly. He doesn't seem like much of a game player. I give him double thumbs up for truly loving the subject genuinely and thinking outside the box, but perhaps he should have stayed behind the scenes.

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  18. AutumnForest - I agree with you to an extent, but at this point in his life I am sure enough well-meaning friends and associates have pointed out certain (glaring) deficiencies in his personality - well beyond the point of innocent dismissal of the matter. It is up to the man to make the change. I think it's pathology in his case. As for his resume, a little research shows that he really is not the "first" in many of the bullets cited. I believe he knowingly taks credit that is not due. For that, I have no patience whatsoever.

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  19. The only thing his show is good for is a drinking night. It is hilarious!! They act like a bunch of kids who have never been camping before, and every animal noise is a "squatch!"

    "A lot of little maybes equals a probably," and a beaver or fish in a Minnesota lake has got to be a "squatch" throwing rocks in the water. My God, it's amazing! I really can't stop laughing!

    I want to feel bad about their apparent lack of animal knowledge, rationality, or dignity, but it's not going to happen. Matt Moneymaker, you've made my day off beer that much more enjoyable, so here's one for you and the nonexistent large ape-man running through your mind.

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    1. The show should be pulled off the air!

      Every show is the same crap they have no doubts this area and that area there is big foot sightings, lets see some solid proof from these jokers.

      I can't stand watching the show. I sure hope the BFRO is not taking hard earned cash from honest people.

      Just a huge waste of time, If you want a laugh keep watching this waste of time show!

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    2. Dear Matt Moneymaker,

      You show me a Bigfoot, and I'll tell you what a vagina feels like. Deal?

      Sincerely yours,
      America

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    3. Hunter,
      He'll never find a vagina either.
      You cracked me up!
      Bigfoot's wife,
      Fefe

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  20. I used to believe in bigfoot until I watched your show

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  21. As someone who lives in close proximity to where the "Ohio call" that Mr. Moneymaker has recorded. I would be interested to know more information about the people and places he visited here in Columbiana county,Ohio. I am a life-long resident of this area, and other than a couple of local newspaper ramblings, not much has ever been spoken of about BF in the area. It seems from the outside that my area is a hot-bed for BF activity, yet I've never heard of a single person comment on any BF sightings or related phenomena. "Science" is key here, and any audio recordings should be analyzed by independent experts. Strange noises that are unfamiliar to most do not realize that we do have populations of red fox, coyote, and recently mountain lion have said to of been spotted. Not to mention people who own exotic animals are not uncommon in my county. Including a local wolf/wolf hybrid rescue not far from part of Beaver Creek state park.

    Since watching a recent episode of "Finding Bigfoot-Salt Fork state park" I am curious why they would not include Beaver Creek state park as well if it's Matt Moneymaker's old stomping grounds. Then again the show is entertainment since no scientific protocol is followed and should be taken as such. But, please do a show here, I would love to see what and where you claim to of encountered BF. You may not realize the house down the road has an exotic animal caged up and is making noises.

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    1. I also admit and am truly being honest that I once too believed in SQUATCHES until I started watching the show Finding Bigfoot

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    2. The show chooses locations based on video "evidence", even if those videos are BS. They also have to have the cooperation, or the very least, the ambivalence of the parks to film and conduct their operations. Salt Fork is no brainer because it's a state park that literally ADVERTISES its connection with Bigfoot and welcomes the exposure. That's the problem with the show, is that it's a show...TV producers dictate more of the show than the people in it. It's the nature of the beast.

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    3. Bigfoot back in town........

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T112tefcW4g

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  22. If just once.....those folks would not consider EVERY single sound, Every broken branch......and them just telling folks YES they are here, and yes they are real ....I have judged the evidence for myself Cliff...
    and there IS not a shred of evidence.....merely your opinion, and interpretation....It just cracks me up, that these "scientists" completely disregard the rule of science. It is NOT up to anyone to disprove "Bigfoot"......it is up to them to prove such a thing does exist. Bobo, Moneymaker and Cliff......all do the same thing.....whatever they hear....is a BIgfoot...every thing they see...is a Bigfoot..no, one ever has a picture....or a skull, or a bone , even a fragment.....
    Bobo says , Bigfoot is real , they live here, they forage? Show me ONE shred of evidence?
    One?............................................................................................................................................................exactly.......you cant. For Pete sakes.........put out 100 trail cameras.............200.....since you all seem to see them EVERY week.......this should be so easy to prove.....and yet......you cant.........

    You all are like Jesse Jackson....you don't want anything solved....you just wanna keep stirring the pot....you make more money that way

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    1. To be fair, Renae (or however the hell it is spelled) does seem to be a voice of reason. She at least attempts to eliminate all other possibilities before declaring something proof of a bigfoot...and then, of course, Moneymaker ridicules her and spouts of on how he has been studying bigfoot for years.

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  23. Let's be honest folks. The "experts" are entertainers and fame seekers. A real analysis to confirm or debunk the myth would take a 1/10 of the show's lucrative budget to focus at minimum a 6 month site specific research analysis. 300 to 400 cameras in the site areas using grid searches and for goodness sakes no damn noise, scent covers, tree stands, and no talking. Add words in during the editing but while on location keep the language out of it. That was clear early on that the researchers, while academically strong, never spent any great lengths actually hunting an animal of the wild. When you enter a wild environment it takes a minimum of 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the amount of noise, lack of scent coverage and etc, to get the woods back into some state of natural researchable order. Just some advice. And if you want a real adventure looking for cryptids in West Africa, let me know.

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    1. What you suggest has been done by hunters for decades and they have never found bigfoot yet. Time for new methods, and to stop assuming we know what bigfoot is or will respond to. Evidence suggests it's not a dumb animal like you would typically hunt.

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    2. Surprisingly we never hear about those failed studies...wonder why!

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  24. It's funny, I remember reading on the BFRO site years ago (I think it was Matt who said it actually) how the organization would never produce a show or sensationalize the subject of bigfoot, until such time as they could simply present excellent quality footage of the creatures, good enough that there could be no doubt.

    He explained that people don't want to see shows where people run around searching and then never find anything... BFRO would only make a show for TV if they could give people what they really wanted: obvious video proof of the animals up close and clearly visible.

    I remember thinking as I read it that it was a sensible position, and the only way BFRO could remain credible would be to do just as he said. I thought it was a good idea, and that BFRO was actually serious about it.

    So what happened?

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  25. My all time favorite part of the show is the "scientific" height comparison parts by bobo. "allright, im going to stand by this tree, if you say the figure you saw was my height or taller, WE ABSOLUTLY GOT A SQUATCH AROUND HERE" every damn episode. lol. these guys are autistic greenback seekers soiling the name of sasquatch research. i only watch to laugh at these clowns.

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  26. Sad, sad, sad. How they roped the multi-millionaire into funding this catastrophe' is beyond me but at least it's not being paid by taxdollars.

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  27. MM is a moron! He's such a disgrace! Check out this link...just one of many.

    http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/bfro/

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  28. Currently watching the new one where the gang is in Utah. It's hilarious. MM found a dead elk...,kept claiming how it could be a squatch kill...what about every other predator? Oh and the best when he found the area where the grass was flattened, probably by an elk, deer, mountain lion, unicorn, dragon. Honestly anything. Oh, and then MM decided to get on all fours and sniff the grass, then look up and say, "smells grassy". You are truly a genius MM. I kind of believed in a possibility that squatch existed...way to ruin it.

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    1. hahaha i'm still laughing at the unicorn and dragon bit above lol

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    2. Been laughing about him saying 'smells grassy' ever since I saw the episode last night. He spends a minute smelling an area of flattened grass with 4 or 5 deep inhales. Then looks up at the camera and says, 'smells grassy'. ROFLMAO

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  29. All of you amaze me. Your negative critique of the show would be more believable if you ALL didn't contradict yourselves by admittedly watching every episode. Morons? None of you seem to get it,if you don't like something,don't watch. Get a life.Just another place to whine about something none of you have the stones or ability to do. Watch Jersey Shore; it's more suited to the lot of you.

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    1. Oh my God... I think you're onto something.

      Matt Moneymaker + The Situation = Entertainment Gold

      Hahaha, don't assume some people here don't get out in the woods and hunt/fish. We do. We're just not idiots.

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    2. Hey Anonymous,
      Are you a producer or one of the cast? The only moron I've encountered here is you.

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  30. I am into the show for the utter hilarity. I dig Ranae because I thought I was the only person on earth who is fascinated by the bigfoot phenomenon, but doesn’t believe bigfoot exists. I am fascinated by the complete alternate reality these people are living in and how they go about creating it. Turns out it is pretty simple, all you have to do is run around in the woods at night and see whatever you want to see.

    Oh and btw, ‘smells grassy’ has to be the biggest Moneymaker idiot moment yet. I haven’t watched a show as part of a drinking game in years, but this one screams for it. Drink every time someone speaks of typical squatch behavior, or Moneymaker finds more ‘proof.’ Guaranteed alcohol poisoning in one hour.

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  31. Hooray for the existence of Garry Gilbert, who was tickled in the pits by Bigfoot

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  32. Matt and Bobo walking, Bigfoot from behind, torqueing his fingers up Matts pits, Matt screaming for his life. Oh no, right up in the nostrils. Bobo cracking up, oh no, Bobo gets it int the pits and then rammed into the nostrils.

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  33. Look, that was horrible, i still have bruises in the pits

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  34. His real name has to be Matt GELTMACHER. I'd venture to guess he was a trust fund kid endowed with enough resources to indulge his adventures. It's all folklore mixed with junk science presented as entertainment, just another form of snake oil. The really pathetic aspect of all of this are the people who willingly fork over the $300 bucks for the weekend sasquatch hunts.

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  35. His real name is Matthew Moneymaker. There are many people in the US with that same last name. Some are famous (e.g. Chris Moneymaker, Heidi Moneymaker). They are all related, descendants of one German immigrant who translated his last name from Geldmacher in the late 1700's.

    Perhaps MarksRightBrain is not bright enough to consider that people pay $300 for 4-day expeditions with Moneymaker because it is worth it. Most of those people attend many such trips.

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  36. Sorry, Anon, I see nothing "bright" about what essentially amounts to a $300 snipe hunt in the wilderness.

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  37. OMG! I have seen more evidence during a commercial of Jack Links Beef Jerky messing with Sasquatch than all the episodes combined.

    Ever notice that video evidence is always extremely short and out of focus for a slow 9 foot tall 3-4 foot wide creature. But a cheetah running 60 MPH in tall grass is captured in perfect clarity.

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  38. Posted by James

    I'm watching the show at this very moment, and I can't deny the entertainment value, although for all the wrong reasons.
    A few of the things which make me laugh:

    1) Even though almost every witness they speak to relates a daylight sighting, the team only searches at night.
    Most large primates are not nocturnal, so why would the largest (if it existed) be?
    2) Even if the other 3 members of the team don't accept a video or picture as probable evidence, Moneymaker immediately claims it's clear evidence for a sasquatch.
    3) I spent a considerable amount of time (nearly daily) in the woods while growing up in northern Michigan, and I can say beyond the shadow of a doubt that trees (limbs) sometimes crack loudly of their own accord.
    Why would the sound of "knocking" be considered anything other than that? Unless you personally witness a sasquatch banging a couple large sticks together, where is the evidence it's "squatch" related?

    There are any number of other things which make this show extremely funny to watch, but don't do a thing to make me actually believe any more than I did before watching it.
    Those guys see evidence or hear a sasquatch at every location they visit. If they didn't, I doubt the show would get picked up for continued seasons. I can't blame them. If I was offered an opportunity to travel around New Jersey, searching for The Jersey Devil, while making what I'm sure is good money, I would see Devil Scat in every lump of mud, and hear Devil calls every time a bird chirped.
    I think my team would affectionately refer to him (her) as "Dev". Every area we visited would definately be "Devvy". If I found a dead, dried up squirrel, I see no reason why it couldn't possibly be a "Dev" kill. A Devil's got to eat.
    Psssst! Hey... Animal Planet.... I just retired from a 20 year military career, and could use a well paying new career path.
    If you're intent on sticking with old, reliable Bigfeets, I can even put together a team of ex military, and we'll actually spend weeks in an area, taking our time,quietly and methodically covering miles and miles of terrain.
    I even promise to chase the ellusive bugger if we ever spot him, and wrestle him long enough for my team to get some quality footage. I may need a specially designed, lightweight sasquatch suit made from Dragon Skin armor by Pinnacle Armor.

    Why do I get the feeling that this team could find evidence of "squatch" activity inside any shopping mall. "See this half eaten corn dog? This could easily be a squatch kill!"

    Anywaaaaaayyyyyyyy....... The show will keep me laughing for at least a few more episodes before I tire of it. I'm sure as long as the ratings are held up by other people who are simply watching to laugh (everybody I've talked to so far), the show will stay on the air. How can you beat something with extremely low production costs, and high ratings?

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    1. James M. M.,
      I'll join your team. I have no military training but I'll dress up as a deer (slightly disfigured) and be bait as long as you supply me with beer and canned chili. I digress...

      Bigfoot would see me sitting there, scratching my ass through that hot as hell deer suit and come running to get dinner. I'd jump up at the last second and kick him in the nuts, making him roll over in agony while the rest of the team swarms in with ropes and cargo netting. Take blood samples, photos, sobriety test and let him go. You can't hold a squatch legally.

      No more "Finding Bigfoot" show.

      Go home, drink beer and wait for the next stupid show on Animal Planet.





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  39. Dear Animal Planet. I have a great idea for a show
    Its called 'Finding Fairies'
    In this greatnew show Matt and Cliff search all the enchanted forests in the world looking for Tinkerbell using the story Peter Pan as a guideline but at the end of the series realise 'they' are actually the fairies and kiss and cuddle all the way home. I would like a million dollars now please

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  40. The show should be named "Not Finding Bigfoot" I could rip a fart in the woods and Moneymaker would swear its a squatch and then go into detail about squatch flatulance.

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    1. Squatch's like to make fake armpit farts just to fool Matt

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  41. These are the four biggest dopes on TV...people only watch the show to make fun of these dullards.Bobo should have a drool cup attached to his chin he is so dumb! If I took a dump on Ranae's chest Moneymaker and the other child molester would think a squatch did it.

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  54. Wow. It's bad enough to see Matt's true colors on his show, but seeing him overreact on the forums says it all. If you're reading this Matt, and I hope you are, you are not only an unqualified fraud, but an arrogant, self-serving hypocrite. It's not about Bigfoot, it's about YOU!

    Why not have a trained primatologist help you track Bigfoot, or would that reveal that don't know what you're doing?

    There's no credible, realistic evidence that Bigfoot exists. In North America's fossil records, only fossils of lemurs and tarsiers have been discovered. The only ape to exist in North America, ever, is our species.

    All the "evidence" you provide is either misidentification or fake. Why don't you have a body or any form of remains? How do you know of Bigfoot's behavior when you have never interacted with one?

    You've literally wasted a quarter of your life hunting for a creature that doesn't exist. You are a horrible man too. You should stick to law, Matt. You have the right personality for it after all.

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  55. Matt...is an ass-hole. Yes, with the hyphen.

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  56. Wow sounds like some drama in these messages

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  57. I think the show is fucking awsome who ever doesn't like it don't watch it like some one said "go feed ur ckickens"

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  58. So y is it that every ashole in the world can say thing don't exist there r hundreds of creatures being found to this day so if the only thing u have to do is question somebody working their ass off to find something that exist finding bigfoot is my favorite show to watch in canada go cunucks hell yeah !

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  59. To the people that have something to say about matt I haven't seen ur show on animal planet so until I do take a long walk off a short peer he worked with some of the greats

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  60. I have been watching "Russian Yetti". The Yetti killed or was suppose to have killed some students. They were able to get some footage of this creature before being killed.my question is has the team thought about going to Russia to check this out?

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  61. This is a great show... for me to poop on!. Then MM would say it was squatch poop.

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  62. at first I thought finding bigfoot was a real deal but after watching every show I am asking myself how are they going to find a animal that has kept itself so hidden from man when a team of cameramen stomp through the bush making all kinds of noise and they expect to get a picture of one. now I have hunted all my life in the trinity alpes in humbolt and the skookumchuck river in Washington and many other places known to be bigfoot areas and I have never seen one , but I have heard knocking and lots of strange noises, but I still am a believer, but not the bfro and their joke around assholes who think having a luau in the middle of the santa cruz mountains is going to attract a bigfoot they're acting more like the three stooges with a hard time deciding who gets the lame girl . or are they using her as bate that's why they haven't seen one yet a bigfoot has better taste....

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