Monday, May 23, 2016

Five Tips For The Beginning Squatcher


If you're thinking about getting into bigfoot research, here's five tips to get you started in the right direction. At least according to Dr. Jeff Meldrum.

1. Science is hard; study anyway. If you're already a biologist or an anthropologist, congratulations on your Sasquatch-ready career path. Sort of. Bigfoot researcher Jeffrey Meldrum recommends establishing unassailable credibility in your field before taking on the search for the big guy and damaging your budding career. (See No. 2.) The rest of you will need to read. Stepp is neither a biologist nor an anthropologist, so he reads everything he can get his hands on by people with relevant scientific backgrounds, even the old out-of-print stuff. Stepp says being able to cite a thorough list of books by bonafide scientists keeps skeptics from shouting him down, adding that he knows few people are willing to sit down and do the reading. However, lacking a TV, he says he's never seen an episode of Bigfoot Hunters.

2. Expect some hate. Most people who take up this cryptozoological quest take quite a bit of flack along with skeptical eye rolling. Meldrum says that while biologists, trackers and wildlife specialists have been supportive, he's experienced "vitriol" and even some career sabotage from other scientists. He says one colleague, whose name he preferred not to disclose, complained, "it chaps my ass that every time I go to a mammal (biology) meeting, everyone wants to know what the bigfoot guy is doing."

3. Know where to look. Meldrum and others stick to anthropologist Grover Krantz's assertion that there may be as many as 2,000 Bigfoot (Bigfeet?) in the U.S., but not in every state and not in every climate. According to Meldrum, "The rule of thumb for that is, if a black bear, which is a large omnivore ... [is able] to make a living," there's room for Sasquatch. He also says it "grates on [his] nerves" to hear the common claim that there are Sasquatch in every state.

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14 comments:

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    1. You're very angry lately, aren't you?

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    2. No, im feeling happy at the moment. Thanks for asking. Just wanted to let you know that you're a total f-ag.

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    3. ^^ absolutely positively 100% in love with Joe

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    4. He has very obvious emotional issues. Poor fella.

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    5. Yeah, he's not right mentally. I'm leaning towards him being a high functioning adult with autism. I'm sure he was made fun of relentlessly at school, and his confidence is now shot. What we see here daily from him, is learned behavior. He's lashing out at us, because his life has gone so poorly.

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    6. 1) Don't take advice from Dr. Meldrum.
      2) Don't give the thief any hair samples, you won't get them back.
      3) Don't ask him for his own evidence, he doesn't have any.
      4) He speaks about the same stuff over and over, and has ZERO EVIDENCE.
      5) He's not a researcher...He's nothing more than a lecturer.

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    7. So you're the Joe Kiray who's posting on the link about this alleged theft? I guess if meldrum does ever get anything you can claim it was yours.

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    8. Also in the link meldrum is soliciting for scat samples, just send them to the head of the biology department.

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    9. 10:43, He has the hair proof (My samples) But I can't prove it's mine...I can only say that he is a thief, and a LIAR! Even after I confronted him about stealing them (and he played stupid) he said that he would search for them and contact me ASAP....ANOTHER LIE!

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    10. BTW, this was no "Alleged" theft, I watched him put my samples in a sealed bag, with my business card, NO POSSIBLE WAY THEY WERE MISPLACED!

      God knows he stole them...Good enough for me!

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    11. 5 Tips from the only man to actually have found, filmed, photographed and captured a real Bigfoot!
      Amazing advice :)

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  2. The only Bigfoot books worth reading about Bigfoot behavior, have never been written since Bigfoot is paranormal. The age old game of predicting Bigfoot behavior by extrapolating the behavior of other known forest animals, is a fool's game and ultimately wrong on every prediction. Books can adequately address footprint morphology but fail to answer the question, "why do trackways start and end suddenly?" An up and coming Bigfoot scientist, will one day being greatly disappointed when he realizes that they are staking their career success on studying something that can be invisible most of the time. And one more thing. Nobody pays anybody to study Bigfoot. Get used to being poor.

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