Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Researcher Steve Kulls
Last year was not a great year for many bigfoot researchers, including Steve Kulls.
We all know of his undercover involvement with the "Georgia Hoax", and he is currently writing a book on the incident.
I have met many people in bigfoot research this past year from Oregon to Maine, and I would say that more than half of them, myself included, would like to become a household name. They write books, they make appearances, they give press releases, they hold conferences, they attend conferences, they appear on Monster Quest, you get the picture.
Well I had never met Steve Kulls, so I decided that before I form an opinion on this man, I am going to open my eyes and my ears and make my own informed decision.
I talked to Steve, I read his reports, I watched his videos and I have come to the conclusion that Steve is all right by me.
I feel that he is very professional in his bigfoot research and is sincere. He approaches his research with enthusiasm and has a very keen eye for busting hoaxers!
The first thing that stuck in my head and in my heart when I listened to Steve was his work with disadvantaged children. It impresses me that he is not "All About Steve" and would take the time to care for another human.
The following is all about Steve.
Steve had a lifelong fascination with the Bigfoot phenomena since an early age. In 1998 after reading "Monsters of the Northwoods", Steve like many of the general population had believed that sightings were exclusive to the Pacific Northwest, learned that there were numerous sighting reports close to his residence in upstate New York.
Steve began his quest first in 1998 seeking knowledge from other researchers in the field. In 2003 Steve met two of the authors of Monsters of the Northwoods and was invited to apply for BFRO membership. By that time Steve had his own small grass roots organization and website.
One of Steve's first tasks was to examine the Sonoma video. After Steve had talked to the lead investigator, Steve conducted picture analysis on the videographer's website where it was determined the time line did not match the photos at all and Steve declared the Sonoma video a hoax on that premise. Several months later it was revealed that the video was perpetrated by the comic duo of Penn and Teller for their cable TV series.
Steve then went after Tom Biscardi. Steve for over two years was forced to play the role of a Biscardi contractor, assuring friends that if Biscardi hoaxed something, Steve would be there to call him on it. In June of 2008 Steve thought he had uncovered a press deception but was forced to recant due to a possible error. Two months later Steve would have his opportunity, when Biscardi tried to cover up the now infamous Georgia Bigfoot Body Hoax. Steve later learned that Biscardi was neck deep in the hoax.
Today after a brief respite, Steve continues the fight against hoaxers and misnomers in the field, while trying to ferret out the gems and possibly obtain the scientific evidence to prove to the scientific community Sasquatches do exist.
Steve firmly believes in a "boots on the ground", methodology of obtaining evidence for or against, evidence regarding the Sasquatch mystery.
Steve has had three sightings in the last ten years and a handful of what he describes as "most likely, close encounters" with the creatures, after initially entering the field quite skeptical.
Steve has appeared on numerous local news programs around the country and national venues such as Fox and Friends, and interviewed in print in over 100 newspapers over the last ten years. Steve has appeared most recently on the History Channel series, MonsterQuest.
Steve is a former Licensed Private Investigator, in New York, has been invited to join a new Private Investigation partnership, and a former retail investigator of 18 years. Steve also works with disadvantaged children.
You can find out more about the Sasquatch Detective by clicking here.
I will be interviewing Steve in the near future to promote his upcoming book titled "Fifty Large" so stay tuned for information and be ready with your questions.
I also look forward to getting out in the field with Steve as soon as the weather warms up.