It has been quite awhile since I have blogged about anything of interest. That loud mouthed buffoon, Kelly Shaw is still out there swiping sightings reports from the BFRO and then parroting the finding on his YouTube channel so he can buy new props for his drone.
Apparently, and unaware to me, there is a new kid in town. He goes by Utah Sasquatch but his name is allegedly Nathan Reo but I did find another person by a similar name. Nathan Reo Garn, but more about that later.
I watched this kid's videos a couple of times and just chalked him up to being another self deluded stump hunter and shadow chaser. He reminds me of Timbergiant in obvious and subtle ways. A good looking charmer that the camera seems to like. After watching his videos a few more times the similar subtleties started to emerge.
Like Timbergiant, Reo will plant seeds in the minds of his viewers as he's making his videos. He questions himself much like Timbergiant does. This lends an air of credibility among his viewers. There are many other subtle things but I won't get in to all of that. I hope people look for these clues on their own. I also find him to be a tad bit misleading. Nonetheless, his gullible fan base gobble all of it up, including Christopher Noel. The same Christopher Noel that believed Hank the Bigfoot was real. Nuff said there. I wonder if Yale has asked for its diploma back yet.
I have not seen the following video...or maybe I have. If I did, it was probably one of those videos where you roll your eyes, laugh, and wonder why anyone would believe the claims made in it.
I would post a link to the video but Mr. Utah made the video private. I can't stand thin skinned crybabies like him. The first time they get called out, they need to run to their safe space and make long explanation videos as to why they hid all of their videos. Funny, all the hoaxers do that too. Hmmm...
I'll get back to this video in a moment. To be honest, I laughed this guy off until I found out that not only did he start a GoFundMe campaign, he already has over $5,000 donated by some gullible rubes.
According to Reo he needs $20,000 to buy a camera or ten. 20K is a shit load of money, especially money for a hobby. I personally think that if a "researcher" is going to solicit for money they should at least have 1.) some of their own equipment funded by them. 2.) very good evidence to justify the need for the equipment. Reo has none of that. He has charm and a smile, big fucking deal. Show me something more than a dark blip in a video.
This is reminiscent of Timbergiant again. Remember when TGBF was gifted a $2,500 video camera? Ask Jimbergiant where it is now.
I am by no mean rich but I have funded all of my own equipment. I saved and purchased a great, used camcorder for $850, which was half the going price.
It records in 1080p, 1080i and everything below that. It records up to 60fps and does time lapse. I can take high quality photos with it. The camera also feature FULL manual controls and I believe that is vital when you need to zoom in. It allows you to focus in on the subject you want.
It comes dual XLR ports for superior audio recording and both channels can be adjusted manually. She is a heavy beast but manageable for an amateur like me.
So, I ask myself, WHY would an amateur Bigfooter with zero evidence need $20,000 for a camera?
Even a broadcast quality camera won't run that much. Maybe $5,000 or under would get you a good used camera like that. For YouTube videos almost any HD camcorder will work well.
Maybe he needs a thermal camera. Oh wait. I bought the Seek Thermal for my phone for $200. FLIR makes a thermal now that is around the $600 mark.
Maybe he needs a good digital camera. Oh....I paid $149 for my Kodak that shoot at 14megapixels. Again, it's not high end but it produces good, clear images.
Maybe he wants 35mm film cameras because you know, it's difficult to manipulate film photographs. While that may be true, the alleged subjects can be fabricated.
I have three 35mm film cameras, each with their own lens and that totaled about $200 and includes a carrying case. The cameras are mechanical and require no batteries to take pictures. They only power the light meter. A stand alone light meter can be bought for $5. I have one of those as well.
I have some crappy audio recorders and some crappy night vision that doesn't amount to much. By my calculations, I have spent approximately $1,500 in recording gear. I have equipment accessories and a few other cameras. Even if I spent $2,000, it's a far cry from the $20K that Reo wants and there is not a thing wrong with the gear I have. I could use a sweet audio recorder or great parabolic microphone but it's not in the cards right now.
My point is that Nathan Reo has committed no investment to his research. No cameras and nothing to show. I have recorded a couple of things I find interesting but I don't use that as leverage to ask for funds for other gear.
He has no detailed mission statement. The people donating get nothing for their money except a big white toothed smile.
There are people who are homeless and people who are hungry and this clown is asking for $20,000 so he can support his hobby and ego. Do golfers set up GoFundMe campaigns for a new set of golf clubs? Fuck no.
At least make an effort to get some gear. Any gear. A cell phone doesn't cut it.
Okay. I took a couple of days off for the smoke to clear before I continued with this blog post.
I am usually quite hard on people who lie and/or hoax but I really want to like Nathan and I want to believe that he is above board. I watched his 'Bread Crumbs' video which has been removed, just like the rest of his other videos. That right there is a red flag. His body language was a red flag.
A word of advice to Reo. If you have very thin skin, Bigfooting is not for you.
My biggest jaw drop was when Nathan, with a straight face, repeatedly lied about his knowledge with regards to video and audio editing. Either he lied about not knowing video editing or he lied about his resume on his linked in profile, which he conveniently deleted.
My laptop was acting up so I used a screen recorder to capture his profile. I had a feeling he would delete his Linkedin. All hoaxers delete shit so this isn't looking good for Utah Sasquatch.
I have to ask WHY would Nathan scrub his YouTube channels (yes, plural) and his Linkedin? He has two other channels unrelated to Bigfoot that he cleaned up.
Why go through all the hassle of deleting his internet presence when he could just jump in a group and answer questions like he said he would, or could do? This seems like the crybaby way out and it doesn't seem to be the first time he ran to his safe place after being questioned.
I want to believe this guy but he is making it extremely difficult. Pulling posts, deleting comments, profiles and videos do not give him any credibility in my opinion. It's like he has something to hide. He can always say "I never said that" and his groupies would likely believe him. I know what I heard and saw in his Bread Crumb video. I bet he saw the same things upon reviewing it and decided that it didn't work in his favour. He is a counselor and alleged Psycho Therapist/Tech, so I'm sure he knows how to be convincing to his fans. The sympathy card and long drawn out explanations didn't cut it for me. Perhaps he needs more acting lessons.
If Nathan Reo doesn't want to be questioned or critiqued, he shouldn't be in Bigfooting and he shouldn't ask for $20,000 for a thermal camera. Any results would be inconclusive anyway.