Moneymaker Refutes Munns

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 25th, 2013


The source the “creature” images never referred to it as “Matilda”, but the descriptions I have read about “Matilda” seem to fit what is seen here. To me, it is obvious tihs “creature” is simply a Chewbacca mask with the hair reworked to be a different color and texture. I welcome comments from anyone who thinks otherwise.Bill Munns

Matt Moneymaker is addressing the issue and stating the images of Matilda are not of a mask on twitter.

@MattMoneymaker1 Anyone know where these pictures came from?DuffBrew85

Matt replied:

@DuffBrew85 That’s incorrect. It’s not a modified Chewbaca mask. It’s a real animal. Several people saw it in person, including Bindernagel.

Clarifications: 1) Camcorder used for Matilda face shot *not* Hi-Def. 2) Matilda never growled at camera operator. 3) It’s less than 30 secsMattMoneymaker1

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

25 Responses to “Moneymaker Refutes Munns”

  1. Matt Bille via Facebook responds:

    His claim is that Dr. John Bindernagel has personally examined a live sasquatch. Really. And Bindernagel kept it to himself instead of publishing the greatest discovery in modern zoology? How does anyone take that seriously?

  2. Dr Kaco responds:

    Oh God please this is getting lamer by the minute! Erickson Project folks please release the entire footage…..and by what Matt is saying ” 3) It’s less than 30 secs” what is less” does he mean the entire footage shown to him? The amount of time Matilda looks at the camera? For pete’s sake man, show us! ;p

  3. fmurphy1970 responds:

    There are so many points of similarity between the Chewy mask and the supposed Bigfoot, I can’t understand how anyone can argue otherwise. The shape of the mouth and lips, position of fangs, nose, side elevation fits exactly. Why is Mr Moneymaker insisting it isn’t fake?

  4. Va-Bigfoot responds:

    If this is about the Kentucky pancake location, Dr. Bindernagel told me last year while at the Ohio conference that he saw what looked like a Bigfoot creature at a distance but couldn’t tell if it was a man in a suit or a real Bigfoot creature. He stated the thing walked down a hill hidden by trees and leaves, it then appeared from behind a tree, looked at him then turned and walked back up into the woods. It would be good to contact Dr. Bindernagel himself to get the exact details.

  5. edsbigfoot responds:

    Interesting….Now I know why I have heard people say that video and photos will never be definitive proof, because, supposedly, “Sasquatch” looks part human and part ape or animal like, so, there will always be room to doubt whether or not its a person in a suit. I mean the PG film was/is certainly debated about that, even with all the muscle skeletal analysis etc. I still think only a body may end up being definitive proof, but, if some of the “habituators” (sp?) have what they say, video of a family of sasquatch filmed over a period of time, then, that may be more convincing to folks, and still not to some….just my opinion:)

  6. drjon responds:

    It’s close, but if it’s a Chewie mask, it’s either very subtly and extensively modified, or it’s (quite possibly) a diiferent one to the masks compared (they are three different Chewie masks).

    The nose is broader on the presumed “Matilda”, with noticable “snubbing”, and the arch of the nose in profile is concaved. Lips and mouth protrude to a much greater extent. Front teeth are subtly different, seem to be snugly set together, and seem to be more. Canines seem to be slightly finer.

    These alleged “Matilda” frames may well be a Chewie mask. Odds are good. But it’s either a different mask to the ones shown, or it’s been remodelled. And we’re still waiting for confirmation that these frames are actually “authentic” Matilda frames.

  7. Goodfoot responds:

    This is “the absurd courts the vulgar”,to quote Lou Reed (whose birthday is March 2, as is mine). Moneymaker has forfeited ANY cred that might remain. He’s either an utter fool, or else a colossal FRAUD.

    Even P.T. Barnum would be embarrassed.

  8. cryptokellie responds:

    Do I perhaps smell a viral campaign for…”Finding Bigfoot – The Motion Picture”.
    I can envision the storyline…”In order to entice Matilda, the female squatchy heart-throb out of the forest, Bobo is wearing a modified Chewbacca costume replete with male gorilla pheromone cologne. But alas the wily Matilda, she took his money and run a-Venezuela. Everybody!

  9. springheeledjack responds:

    Okay, so we have the Erickson Project “leaking” part of their supposed footage to help Ketchum. Moneymaker has supposedly seen more and is putting his reputation behind it being legit. Now he says the footage is less than 30 seconds from his accounting, but Erickson implied it’s a lot longer.

    All of these groups and people are losing credibility with every day that passes, and if it’s all just a con, then this is what we’d expect to be seeing and hearing. If there is some legitimacy to it all, then I suggest you quit skirting and let it out.

    My door on benefit’s doubt is closing quickly, and from the tone around here, I’m not alone.

    Talk is cheap–whiskey costs money.

  10. sasquatch responds:

    I use to make monster masks…I think Bill is more likely correct.

    It’d be easy to take the Chewbacca mask and make it look like the “Matilda”. But, then again; I’ve read reports where people say they saw a sasquatch and said it looked like Chewy.

    If this turns out to be a fake, then Moneymaker is pretty well done I’d think.

    Bindernagel seems like a nice man, but slightly too willing to believe every story seems like.

  11. sasquatch responds:

    Looking at the picture some more, one thing that jumps out (besides the nose, and mouth configurations being so close) is the forehead. It is bulbous just like the costume. IF we compare the forehead to the Patty footage subject-right away you’ll see that Patty’s head slopes back more than a persons and definitely more than this. It doesn’t look good, and I’ll feel horrible for Mr. Moneymaker if he’s been duped. I’d bet on it tho’… I’d lay odds of 90% being a modified Chewy mask.

  12. DWA responds:

    [just holds head]

  13. dconstrukt responds:

    LOL this circus and BS is getting bigger and more comical by the day.

    do any of these people care about their names and credibility?

    they (erickson group and others) claimed this “footage” was BETTER than PG… now its less than 30 seconds, and you sorta can see something but you’re not sure what it is?

    seriously… when you have the goods… you dont need nonsense like this.

  14. Fhqwhgads responds:

    “If this turns out to be a fake, then Moneymaker is pretty well done I’d think.”

    Seriously, what do you mean “turns out to be a fake”? Do you mean Moneymaker publicly admits having deliberately promoted a hoax? I doubt that will happen. Lacking a confession, though, there will always be those who consider this at least “in dispute” — enough people to keep his gig going.

  15. faron27 responds:

    it’s Squatchy :} what a joke! it’s all about the money and it stinks…

  16. cryptokellie responds:

    All kidding aside, remember a couple of things here; Matt Moneymaker (yes-his real name) is basically a lawyer specializing in copyright law, although not practicing or licensed. His Father and siblings are lawyers as well. I also read that he worked at a California Naval Warfare base as a webmaster. Surely he has the legal smarts to not get burned with anything he’s active with so I have to wonder just what’s happening here. I have mentioned before that this might be a viral seed for a larger project, but we’ll have to see what happens.

    Moneymaker bio at IMDB.

  17. nnnslogan responds:

    Somebody find me one story that says sasquatches have black noses. Any takers?

  18. William responds:

    If anyone posting here reading this has actually seen a Bigfoot in person, please correct me if I am wrong, … but basically everything I have read regarding the vast amount of sightings describe it as not having hair covering the entire face like this costume. In fact the PG film indicates that there is skin showing on the face around the eyes and nose of Patty. So based on this, it would also scream fake as well wouldn’t it?

  19. dogu4 responds:

    All these years people have described the head to look conical, but what they must have meant was ‘comical’. LOL
    It’s an example of the contempt they must have on the insanely gullible.

  20. Cryptoraptor responds:

    faron27 quote:
    “it’s all about the money”

    And what is the entire ‘Finding Bigfoot’ show, every bigfoot movie and book ever written, every bigfoot site that has advertisers, etc…?

    Money makes the world go round.

  21. Alamo responds:

    I agree with others about the shape and color of the nose as well as the shape of the forehead and excessively hairy face… they do not conform with the vast majority of sighting reports. Matter of fact, none that I know of. Anybody know different?

  22. Alamo responds:

    Also, the mouth hangs open at a consistent length, it doesn’t open or close from that one distance… great apes bare their teeth, but only as a threat display, they mostly keep their mouth closed otherwise. As the story goes, Chewie was modelled after Lucas’ favorite dog, Indiana… hence the dog-like fangs and hanging open mouth.

  23. DWA responds:


    Encounter reports describe a rich variation in both features and colors of the face. A face like the one shown isn’t exactly inconceivable.

    It’s just that we get very little context (and whose fault is that? Ours?), except that, well, it looks like a doc’ed up Chewbacca mask. Yes, some sighting reports (some, as in “a few”) use Chewie as the witness’s referent, a not exactly difficult to understand meme. After all, sasquatch inspired Chewie. But I don’t think they were working from a sasquatch specimen, you know? Just a bit too too. OK, more than a bit. To say nothing of extremely abbreviated descriptions that could not lead one more to believe that they didn’t really see whatever-it-is doing much.

    Impossible to tell from these stills for absolute certain. To quote:

    Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. – Voltaire

    But it is indeed the latest in a whole line of dealings that, shady or not, could not feel more that way.

  24. William responds:

    I think the Chewbacca face mask resembles more of a hybrid dog/bear mix then what a sasquatch is reported as looking like, which is more of a man/ape/Neanderthal mix.

  25. dconstrukt responds:

    remember, these are supposed to be hybrids according to the report, so it could be possible to have variations in them… look at people for example, we all look somewhat different… shapes, sizes, etc…. (i’m just speculating, but it makes sense)

    we need to see the full video showing this “creature”… until that happens (if ever) NO ONE is going to take anyone of these people seriously (or really know wtf that thing really is)

    balls in their court.

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