Steve Kulls On Lie Detector Tests And Justin Smeja
Steve Kulls is one of the most respected man in Bigfootery and his investigative skills are unmatched. Kulls, who also goes by "the Squatchdetective," is a former professional investigator and Private Investigator. His 18+ years in the field has earned him the respect of the media and he has been in numerous television programs including MonsterQuest on History Channel.
Earlier this year, Kulls orchestrated a radio show that made history by linking three different networks consisting of Crpyto 4 Corners Radio, of G-Streaming, hosted by JC Johnson, MNBRT Radio of BlogTalk Radio, hosted by Abe DelRio, and Squatch-D TV by the Paranormal TV Network. The show was about Justin Smeja.
After the show, Kulls released this statement:
Turn out was great, to hear the alleged story of Justin Smeja, in his own voice, tell the tale of how he allegedly shot two Sasquatch, much to the chagrin of the other person he was with. Also on the call was the driver as well, and for the first time, gave his recollection of events.
Plus the follow up of veteran Bigfoot researcher Bart Cutino, explaining the area where the alleged incident took place.
Many questions were asked to dispel rumors, and many new facets of information came out of the interviews.
Some pertinent information came out regarding the size and type of sample, turning out that it was not a “steak” at all, but more of a hide, according to Smeja. The fact that there are pictures, yet uncirculated, pertaining to the collection of the sample. That the sample weighed only 2 lbs., on the high side.
There were many other gems to come out of this program as well, and the tough questions were not held back.
As I’ve said in the past, the job of a host, is not to be an arbiter of opinion, but the conduit in which the audience can communicate with the guests. So we tried not to miss any questions, and a lot were answered by Smeja’s recounting at the very onset of the link up of the three networks.
We act like a judge at a jury trial, the decision to believe the account is completely up to our audience’s own opinion, which remained tactful and tasteful in chat, and I wish to thank all of the chat participants, for voicing their opinions in a tasteful manner and not fighting those with opposing views in chat.
- Steve Kulls
Now that the polygraph results are public, Kulls now finds Smeja's story even more intriguing. Kulls believes that beating a polygraph machine is much more difficult than what some people would lead you to be. "Beating the machine is a product of Hollywood," he said.
Recently, Alleged Sierra Kill Shooter, Justin Smeja took a Polygraph exam in passed. Even though he passed some skeptics and even some within the Bigfoot research community state that “lie detectors” are easy to fool.
In reality, polygraph exams are very difficult to fool, more matter to the fact, that is why intelligence have to undergo intensive training to “beat” the machines and even then, they are often not successful.
Beating the machine is a product of Hollywood. In reality,more matter to the fact, there are more “lie” results that are inaccurate than “true” results being accurate. And it is for that reason why so many states in the US find them inadmissible. Only about 20 accept them into evidence.
A search of the web will show very few sites discussing the guilty passing, more to the point; the innocent failing. The reason for that is easy, that the test (control) questions used to meter the truthful reactions, could be misinterpreted. Computer technology which is used in many of the newer polygraph units, assist in filtering out these misinterpretations.
Just merely believing you are telling the truth, does not trump the knowledge you are telling a lie either. It is that basis to which so many forensic investigators work upon, and in a face to face interview, a person can deny, deny, deny, but there facial and body language often can give that away.
There is one other major “X Factor” here, as in all polygraphs exams, the interviewer.
Click here to read why the interviewer is critical to a successful polygraph exam.