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Friday, July 09, 2010

Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Squatching

Well Mr. Lamphere sure has gotten us all worked up into a frenzy! Good job Lan!
However, we can't afford to get sucked in just yet, so let's get back to what we do...

This weekend I will be out in the field following up on an incident that occurred last weekend...I will not disclose who gave me the information or where the incident took place.

I will return with pictures and hopefully a good story.

Here is a taste of what the witness has reported:

'While working with her sister cleaning up brush and mowing grass on her property, the witness heard something walking around in the brush. When she walked over to the driveway to see if she could see what it was that was making the noise, she encountered a 3ft. tall hair covered creature standing on the footpath, within 10 feet from where she was standing. She did not get a good look at its face, due to it turning quickly and running extremely fast back through the brush. No noise or smell was noticed. Follow-up investigation did not reveal any tracks or hair samples. Further investigation is required.'

The alleged incident took place on July 3rd at 2 pm.

In the words of Bill Green, "To be continued indeedy!"

Lan Lamphere Responds

Lan Lamphere, host of Overnight AM has posted the following statement:

We introduced the story of “Mr. Mike”, who claims that he is experiencing repeated Bigfoot sightings in the backyard of his home, on July 3, 2010 when “Mr. Mike” joined the program and we found ourselves inadvertently making history.

I’ve met with some criticism due to a badly placed headline on my website that the skeptics have already begun using as a means of detracting from my efforts to validate, and verify, the story of ‘Mr. Mike’s’ Bigfoot encounter. I take personal responsibility for that mistake.

The headline on my web site was placed very quickly due to being up against a deadline for the beginning of the show on July 3, 2010. Of course I wanted to grab peoples attention, but not mislead the world. I should have stopped to rethink my words of choice, but I didn’t. I was in a hurry to get on the air as I was running behind and had hardly been able to prep for the show after spending 11 hours on the phone with virtually every person in the field of Bigfoot research, or trying to reach them.

It’s not often that I make apologies on my radio show, or on my web site. Most of the time it is not needed. But this event has quickly become larger than the show. I’ll be the first to admit that when we decided to cover this story on the show that the topic was viewed as a venue to bolster our listening audience because of world wide interest in the subject of Bigfoot. It’s not like we don’t choose to cover the strange and unusual on Overnight AM. The whole radio show was built around, and for, strange and sometimes unprovable subjects and speculation. But then the story became ‘real’ based on our own research, conversations and other historical evidence. It was then that I choose to stop, back up and re-evaluate my position, and my responsibilities to this audience, which frequently happens when hind-site becomes 20/20.

Because ‘Mr. Mike’s Bigfoot encounter began to show signs of being a very real, and scary event, I uncharacteristically re-positioned myself, and the show, in my commitment to discover, and report, the facts rather than focusing on the entertainment. However, It’s not my responsibility to take the position of trying to single handedly save a sacred cow from slaughter if a story doesn’t pan out just the way the audience expects. In fact, I’ll be the first to slam a knife into it and carve myself out a fat steak to chew on.

BFRO

On July 3, 2010 I stated on air inside an interview with “Mr. Mike” that we had plans to send a camera crew to his location and document the events around his home regarding what he calls Bigfoot. I also said that we would not leave the Bigfoot Research Field Organization out of the loop, and welcomed their participation. Since then, some members of the BFRO have become critical of this story, without knowing all of the facts.

It’s for that reason that I have elected to forgo the inclusion of the BFRO in any field research and have turned over the responsibility of hand picking a team of qualified experts to investigate these events to Mr. Bill Birnes (UFO Hunters – History Chanel / Publisher of UFO Magazine/Author).

The Camera Crew

The Camera Crew will consist of one, or more, trained professionals inside of the field of wildlife photography. This is the arena that I’ve had the most inquiry about, and have received the most advice on, over the past seven days via email and phone conversations.

The World Responds

At this time the story of Mr. Mike’s experiences have met with open ridicule and support from opposing factions inside the arena of interested Bigfoot enthusiast. That was expected. I appreciate healthy skepticism just as much as I appreciate healthy interest and enthusiasm. My position has been to establish the credibility of Mr. Mike, and his story, before money, time, effort and energy was spent on what could easily be, or become, a farce or scam not only on me, but on this audience.

I do not enjoy being removed from my postion as a talk show host and forced into the arena of investigator. I said that we would move quickly on this story on July 3, 2010 in Mr. Mike’s first interview on Overnight AM, and I was serious. I just didn’t tell the audience what I had in mind to validate Mr. Mike’s story. I had a story on my hands that couldn’t be confirmed, but had body and form. Sure the story was a great avenue for a Overnight AM show. It was right up my alley. A great entertainment avenue for any listener who was interested in the subject of Bigfoot. But after listening to the show again, and again, and again- I came to the conclusion that Mr. Mike was telling the truth and I decided to act on it. I even went as far to write Bill Birnes a email after seeing that this story was beginning to build more momentum, and that the character assassination of Mr. Mike, myself and anyone else involved, was a real threat. If we were going to do this we had better commit to it 100%. Otherwise we would be placing ourselves in a precarious situation if this story wasn’t investigated and acted upon correctly.

What’s happening now?

Time schedules were rearranged. I’ve slowed the progression of the investigation. Specific people are being sought out with plans to contractually bind them to Security-Nondisclosure Agreements for the protection of Mr. Mike, the creatures (if any) and anyone else involved in this story. A feature length article is being prepared for Overnight AM’s Intrepid Magazine. Right, wrong or indifferent.. the story continues.

E-Mails and Messages received

I am going to post some of the emails and messages that have been sent to me to share thoughts and provoke discussion regarding Lan Lamphere and Mr. Mike.

"I listened to the Lan Lamphere's 'Overnight AM' show last night as he continued his interview with "Mr. Mike". Pretty wild stuff going on for sure! To believe that mulitple bigfoot creatures have decided to homestead in this man's front/back yard to avoid the biting mosquitos, is wild by anybody's standards! Not saying I don't believe it, but come on! The fact that this guy lives by a busy highway in a populated neighborhood and the only thing separating these creatures from the neighbors is a thicket of tall bushes is rather bizarre. I truly hope that this isn't another "Art Bell interviews Bugs from the Texas Panhandle" parody! If proof (pictures/video) isn't presented to the outside world very soon, then I guess we can say we've all been sucked in again, just like the "Georgia bigfoot in the freezer hoax"! I keep wondering why we are so gulible to believe these stories, and then I remember it's because we so badly want to prove to all the naysayers that these creatures truly do live among us! Argh! The things we go through for research....LOL! Hopefully this won't end up being another hoax that makes our research look like a bigger joke among the non-believers!

I wish they would at least reveal the name of the state or which timezone this is taking place in. Since Lan indicated that it was late where this "Mr. Mike" was calling from, I have to believe that it must be somewhere in the eastern standard timezone. Wouldn't it be wild if it's in PA or OH? Wonder if this "Mr. Mike" has attempted to leave food out and if so, have they taken it? Lamphere's should allow listener's to give suggestions for testing the creatures reaction to certain objects, food items, noises/sounds, etc. This may be the closest anyone ever comes to being able to research the creatures level of intelligence.

I guess we'll continue to listen and hope that we aren't being sucked in to another Internet radio hoohaha! Funny how this reminds me of when people would gather around their radios back in the 40's and 50's to listen to shows like the Green Hornet, Fugitive, Phantom, and of course the infamous Orsen Wells "War of the World". People got caught up in the show hype and actually believed the characters were real! hmmm?"

and another...
"Before I go to bed and this is all fresh in my mind I thought I would mention something that really jumped out at me tonight. Did you notice how the person from findbigfoot or whatever it is, on Facebook, kept spamming the chat room with links to their Facebook page and then Lan or lance or whatever his name is started saying over and over about the findbigfoot Facebook page and its 5000 members? did you notice that?
Well, today whoever is the owner of the Facebook page posted this over and over Quote:"We have spoken with Lam Lamphere today, "Mike" will be on the show tonight."
hmmm so they had spoken with Lam or Lan today and then this big promotion goes on tonight? and of course they are stringing everyone out all they can but that is just marketing.
This is all very strange indeed and as you and I discussed earlier, what is this about a water supply being there now? and 6 more? a PI hiding in the bushes and 5 small shadows approach him? midget vampires? the ninja PI is grunted at by something small? maybe it was Mr Mike as he sounds like he is about 7 years old?
This is a really weird one and I would not be surprised if we do not hear more on it or it slowly vanishes into the mist known as the internet fueled by the googles"

Thursday, July 08, 2010

UPDATE ON LAN LAMPHERE AND MR MIKE

If you had plans tonight, cancel them!

Mr Mike is going to be interviewed further on Lan Lamphere's internet radio show Overnight AM.

He is going to be divulging more information about the Sasquatch convention being held nightly in his back yard.

We still don't' know if this is for real or not, but it sure makes for great radio!

Steven Streufert of Bigfoot Books in Willow Creek California has been diligent in his efforts to get to the bottom of this story, and I think him for his perseverance!

Here is a link to the show http://www.talkstreamlive.com/talk_radio/overnight_am.stream or click here

You will need to set up a free account. Lan is from Oklahoma and his show time is listed at 9 pm to midnight. I am assuming that is Central time so that should be 10 pm EST.

I want to listen to this show with an open mind. I would like for all of you to join in the chat so we can discuss the information that is being doled out.

I am so skeptical because there is supposedly a television show connected with this now?

Join me tonight in the chat room! See you there!

Follow up on Mr. Mike

I sat and listened to Lan Lamphere's entire podcast on Overnight AM radio.

Strange to say the least. Right away I have questions regarding "Mr. Mike's" story.

He sounds so believable. How can a sweet little old man be making this up? How can he "act" so well?

The location is undisclosed. Fair enough. He describes his property as urban/suburban. His back yard abuts a small forest of about 80' x 125' and through the bushes there is a restaurant/bar parking lot where the family of Squatches dumpster dive at night.

He claims that he is at home taking care of his 90 year old blind sister. He claims to be 70. His sister is 20 years older than him? I guess that could be.
He says he is afraid to leave the house, to pick up a disposable camera, for fear that they might hurt his sister, but he has gone on trips to a fast food drive through to get french fries. He is purchasing blueberries and raspberries and "tossing" them out to the creatures.

His story is so believable though! The incident where a toddler climbed up the telephone pole and the mother frantically grunted at the youngster.

He claims to have contacted a local zoo and spoke to their "primate specialist". Not interested.

He talks about how they mostly lay around all night, and when he approached, the male bared his canine teeth at him in a grimace.

I need more information...maybe I need less...

I want your input!

Why is he calling him "Mr. Mike"? Coincidence that Autumn Williams' witness is also named Mike?

Then Lan goes on to tell a tale of his sighting as a youngster. Has he ever spoke about this before? Who is Lan Lamphere?

Why is this story coming to Lan from a UFO website?

I need answers!

BTE Radio-Signing Off

Friends, guests and followers of Beyond The Edge Radio.

We are sending this announcement out to those who may have interest to inform you that BTE Radio is going off the air on an indefinite Hiatus.

Sean Forker will be leaving the show after this Sunday and the show will go off the air after the July 25. It is uncertain if and when the show will return to the airways.
We owe so many thank yous we don't know where to begin.

Thanks to Jackalope Radio, Z Talk Radio and Planet Paranormal for believing in us and taking a small blog talk radio show to new heights.

We'd like to take the time to thank all our previous guests for the fantastic interviews over these past 3 years.

To our staff, thank you for the wonderful job you have done with your segments.

For our fans: We could not have done what we loved to do every week with out your support and loyalty. We grew from a small blog talk radio program to a syndicated program heard on hundreds of internet radio stations, and three networks. We grew from an average of 100 listeners a night to thousands of listener's both live and through our pod casts. So to you, we say a heartfelt thank you.

The future is uncertain if the show will return or not. If it does not, thank you all for a fantastic journey. If we do return in the near future, you can be assured BTE Radio will continue to bring you the best in Alternative talk radio.

It has been a wonderful ride and my co-host Sean and I are truly blessed for the opportunity to share these past few years with you.


With heartfelt appreciation,

Eric and Sean
Beyond The Edge Radio

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Breaking News!

LISTEN ON DEMAND - Overnight AM producers have been contacted by a man claiming to have found Bigfoot living in his backyard somewhere in North America ( Location: Confidential ).
The evidence is substantial based on eyewitness testimony of a man whose life has been turned upside down by the creatures, a family of four; two adults and two infants, who bed down in his backyard every evening.
UFO Magazine & Clearly Skewed Entertainment has dispatched a film crew to the area to document the events as they unfold on camera.

Tonight, Mike ( last name withheld ), a 70 year old veteran with no interest in the field of Bigfoot research, will join Lan Lamphere and the Overnight AM radio show audience to describe the events of the past few weeks and his encounters with this family of Bigfoot who have taken to living in the forest behind his home appearing every night to bed down in his backyard to escape biting mosquitos.

Update:
Listen to his podcast at Cryptomundo on the link posted in the thread