Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 22nd, 2010
Steven Streufert at Bigfoot Books, via his blog, has chronicled much of the Bigfoot backroom hysteria of recent weeks. Is the Bigfoot Forums off or on? Has it been deactivated? Or is it coming back again, in a new form? Does it really matter?
No wonder the debunkers and skeptics have a field day with talking about the “Bigfooters.” Here’s an overview on those who allegedly wish to destroy Bigfootry from the inside out.
Frankly, at Cryptomundo, I’ve taken the stance that most of this has hardly anything to do with cryptozoology. The back channel hysteria is hardly worthy our time, so why read about it or even pass along what’s going on? Sometimes “true believers” are as dangerous as the debunkers.
However, I am well aware that many people involved in the Bigfoot field, at least, should be made aware that a collection of people are circulating about, waiting to invade your forum or group, to take control of it, for their own evil ego reasons. Therefore, in line with enlightenment on this topic, here’s a long snippet from one of Steven’s recent blog posting. For more, see here.
What you find below is Steven’s outing of the group of people who appear to have been behind a recent attempt to ruin the old Bigfoot Forums.
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? And why should it matter? We hate anonymity, and believe in ethical accountability and respect in discourse. So, we are going to “out” them to the extent that we may. Our involvement in the BFF Boycott Movement (call it what you want!) led us to a secretive, ulterior world of black operators, a veritable Illuminati-Bilderberg Group Conspiracy of Bigfooting. It goes back, in large measure, to the “Jimite” Jihad movement. WTF, BFF? We hear you asking….
A brief snippet quoted from the SFBF:
* they ruined the bfro and left
* they ruined the aibr and left
* they are currently infesting the bff as its leadership”
Yes, it may seem odd, but many of those who led the post-Kentucky-video defection/expulsion of curators from the BFRO, and then tried to pull a coup d’etat of the AIBR (Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers), were the VERY SAME PEOPLE who eventually came to rest as dictators and Head Trolls on the BFF. Much of the controversy on the BFF started when connections of these cronies to the Michigan Recording Project (MRP) became manifest in a cover-up of questioning about that project and its results. The Forums administration was actively practicing censorship, and reading ostensibly private PMs (Personal Messages) sent by members of the Forums. Eventually, full scale slander and libel were the result, and personal recriminations and vendettas came to dominate the discourse. We, living out in the middle of nowhere in Willow Creek, were largely unaware of these problems. We may live in the heart of “Bigfoot Country,” or the “Bigfoot Capital of the World,” but we did not involve ourselves deeply in these all-too-human alliances and secret societies operating at the core of Bigfooting on the internet and in the various BF orgs. We just did our own research, and used the Forums to notify folks about our blog. We had been warned. Perhaps we should have stayed away? In the end we stepped in a big pile of doggie doo-doo, left by all the “dogs” on the BFF, “RedWolf” and the lot. Luckily, we have a fresh new pair of Converse high-tops and are heading off in new directions. Let this be our last commentary on the BFF situation. Let’s run down the list of folks and find out who they all are, if we may.
Here are two great links for readers to refer to now, or after the list below. These are both apparently anonymous blogs/web sties run by folks in the know. They have obviously had interactions with these BFF/Jimite factions in the past, and we are trusting that the sites are factual, though very satirical, and not made up of evidence fabricated in any way. Check them out!
Here is the Rogues Gallery…
…from the fine site, The Jimite Chronicles: The Arrogance, the Hypocrisy, the Hoax..
Be sure to pursue all of the links found on the left side to view all of their sub-pages. Notice the major overlap with the BFF Oligarchical Controllers? “T” obviously is “Teresa” Hall. The “Jim” of “Jimites is Jim Flowers, along with Stacey Flowers, or “Missus Jim,” below. “PaulUK” is clearly Paul Vella, onetime Chief Administrator. For “RedWolf,” see below. Right now we are not fully sure just whom we think “BlackDog,” “BitterMonk” and “MasterBarber” are.
Some of these statements may be a little dated, but you’ll get the gist.
We quote (these are not OUR words), a little:
“The Jim: It goes without saying, he is the Jim, the head of the gang. The Jim doesnt say that much these days, but when he does it to deride someone. At end time he had walked away from the MRP alledgedly, now it’s the real deal, it even predates them.
Missus The Jim, the Stacinator: The “scout”, the nice one, she seems nice…. and asks a lot of questions, essentially the Jimite spy.
“T”: Beware this one, also seems nice, review her posts on the BFF and elsewhere, theres the nice side you see, and the other one behind your back. She is openly a jimite, also a BFF moderator, and if nothing else, their permanent beachead on the BFF.
Guy In Indiana: Normally just another troll, fairly whiny when his pals get some comeuppance. Recently hoaxed by a guy in a monkey suit, but somehow, it’s REAL when it happens to him. Also an Incredible Hulk forum aficionado.
Ty: Another troll, one of the more foul mouthed ones at that.
Wildman: Another of the more foul mouthed of the Jimites, not quite the puss filled doughnut that is Blackdog, but he tries.
Bittermonk: Has been called “one of the most two faced folks in bigfootery”.
Blackdog: One wonders if he actually goes in the woods at all, or just spends time online as a troll. Recently returned to the BFF, after a long ban. One of the scummiest, nastiest of the Jimites.
Wolftrax: See Crowley Crusade, one of the lead lap dogs. Given to Conspiracy theory, possibly demented and the biggest crybaby of the bunch.
Timber Ghost: Runs the Kiamichi board, a “one comment wonder”.
PatB: Acts like a sweet old hippy lady, she isn’t. Has been proven the one true liar in the MRP and in falsifying the altering of evidence, is herself, a hoaxer.
PaulUK: Heads the BFF, allows the climate of gossip, dogpiles and the like. A UK native and one wonders why he has any importance in Bigfootery at all. HE freely ignores the rules of his own forum when he doesnt make them up as he goes.
Jayleed: PaulUk’s “Annie Oakley”, another BFF admin, also part of the problem. She is also “T”‘s best friend and a closet jimite in the guise of a biased BFF admin.
Pywacket: Seems to have a problem remembering where he puts trail cams. Not nessicarily a Jimite, but an opportunist to cozy up to people, truly a creepy individual.
SuzieQ: Loyal lapdog, seems to prefer to stay on the BFD fishbowl where it’s safe
Nightwing: Their resident artist, actually the one imite there might be hope for, but usually goes along with the groupthink.
Redwolf: She likes to make implied threats against folks of the BFF and BFD, another loon. A chest thumping self deluded bully.
Tube: See Crowley Crusade” [“Tube” is Matt Crowley, no doubt.]
We will quote again. Here is their list of the “Next Generation” of BFF/Jimite cultists, post-Paul Vella Administration:
“The current controlling roster:
Teresa: The witch in chief
Jayleed: Ol Annie Oakley herself, bitter over being called on her MRP related censorship, Loyal Jimite Foot Soldier, co-conspirator in the MRP hoax.
Counselor: Old school BFF Mod, attempted to censor the MRP on other forums
Mikek21: Old school Jimite Kool aid drinker
Moregon: Old School BFF Mod, will he/she/it survive the new Regime?
Oregonfooter: Loyal pod
Tugboatwa [Jerry Riedel]: The one old school decent mod, it’s amazing he’s survived this long.
Ace!: Loyal Pod
Bipedalist [“William”]: Snarky pod, with his own Agendas, but loyal Kool aid drinker
Bittermonk: Old School Jimite, co-conspirator in the failed AIBR coup de tat
GuyinIndiana: Bitter MRP hoaxer, “claims” he had a sighting, Incredial Hulk forum afficionado
HRPuffstuff: Bitter and nasty little Pod, has own agenda
Master Barber: New comer to the Mod squad, has own agenda, had role in running out Red rat fink
Redwolf: Just a plainly mean haggy ol’ bitch. She is the bully of the Mods, constantly posturing as a delusional badass, when actually nothing more than a true bully and a useless hick. Co-Conspirator in the MRP hoax.
And alas, what of Timmy? What of the Red Rat Fink”
By the last they mean “Red Rat Snake,” or Tim.
And here is one last list, of the supposed ancillary characters and their “roles” in the BFF control-cult:
The Jim (thug-misdirector)
PatB (ambassador then victim)
Bittermonk (info gatherer)
Tube (occasional hanger on)
Blackdog (thug and troll)
Wolftrax (troll and victim)
Red Wolf (thug)
mike2k1 (info gatherer)
GuyInIndiana (troll-misdirector-info gatherer)
susan (hanger on)
shaman (thug-hanger on)
Be sure to read their KNOW YOUR JIMITE GLOSSARY, on the lower end of the same page. It will explain many of the parenthetical usages above. You will know no more about Bigfoot by reading this, but you will know a whole lot more about all-too-human HUMAN NATURE. We learned the “hard way,” by having to try to deal rationally with these cult-think petty idea gangsters; but read on to the next paragraph there to see their hypothetical example of “A typical session of dog pile.” Fascinating! And ALL TOO familiar! And lo, these were the very same “people” (troll-dogs) who came after us and tried to set us up to be banned. Hilarious. Or not. Maybe it is just plain lame and juvenile. Again, THE LINK IS HERE.
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.