Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 28th, 2012
How would you feel if you wrote an eulogy about the death of a dear friend of yours and the editor of the site posting your remembrance decided to add photos supporting their theory that the object of your tribute was involved in crimes the publisher/editor wildly imagined? Or what if you wrote about the death of JFK, and found the publisher of your obituary had inserted images with your essay misidentifying one of the bystanders as a friend of yours whom the pulblisher claimed was covering up a conspiracy of multiple shooters from the Grassy Knoll?
Quietly, something rather similar and sinister has been taking place in the Sasquatch studies field, and some Bigfooters have decided to speak up about it. Various people via emails, on forums, and elsewhere online are talking about how Roberta “Bobbie” Short has been editing other authors’ works without making it clear that she has done so to allegedly create a false impression that the authors support her unsupported claims that it is Bob Titmus seen in the Blue Creek Mountain film rather than the pilot who was actually there.
The “Blue Creek Mountain” footage is being used by certain minority factions in Bigfootery to assist them in “proving” that the Bluff Creek film and aftermath were part of a vast conspiracy of murdering several Bigfoot and then covering up the “massacre.” John Green is suppose to be a mastermind of this plot, and the fact that some of these conspiracy theorists see “Bob Titmus” in old footage, when he was not there, is a pivotal point of debate.
An article has now been produced that is making the rounds (the PDF is huge; check back later for an upload). In it, Bill Miller writes:
Bill Miller further emails:
I recently checked out Bobbie Short’s site ‘Bigfoot Encounters’ and found two places where she accepted someone’s article only to go in without their permission and altered them. John Green and Larry Battson both had Blue Creek Mountain images added to their work without notification or their permission. I now wonder if anything I read that is connected to Short’s site is tainted because of this childish and less than ethical behavior that is being implemented by the site’s owner.
Imagine putting your own work on her site only to find additions to your article(s) that would have been done for no other reason than to give the readers the false impression that the authors of the article are in support of someone else’s beliefs. I believe that a new type of hoaxing has made it into the Sasquatch community.
Larry Batteson, whose article about Bob Titmus is mentioned and comments from Byrne are attached to it and a photo added, writes: “I did not put that photo as a part of the piece.”
The images above are all of the 24-year-old Blue Creek Mountain pilot, Keith Chiazzari.
Besides the flight log that proves the pilot was there, there is even a news article for that time detailing that fact.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.