Showing posts with label todd standing. Show all posts
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Todd Standing Discusses Behind the Scenes of Survivorman

Todd Standing returns to update us on Survivorman Behind the scenes

We are proud to say we have covered Todd Standing longer and more extensive than any other website out there. You can read our entire Todd Standing archive and get a sense of, "Who is Todd Standing?"

Before Todd jumped the shark and released his Bigfoot puppet photograph, before he offered 2 million dollars for Bigfoot body parts, before he was rescued after a Bigfoot attack, before even Google decided Todd Standing's name was synonymous with Bigfoot hoax, Todd had a site called Sylvanic.com which he tried to erase from internet history.

Due to a recent television appearance with Survivorman's Les Stroud, Todd is back in the buzz of Bigfoot conversations. Today, May 21st 2014 he has released his behind the scenes perspective on the two Survivorman episodes.  Enjoy the video below.




Monday, January 23, 2012

Todd Standing: Finding Bigfoot Team and Producers are Morons

We recommended Todd Standing for an Oscar back in 2010
Thanks to the folks at TheCryptoCrew.com we were able to get Todd Standings reaction to the Finding Bigfoot Canadian episode he starred in. As the cast of Finding Bigfoot were less than impressed with Todd's evidence, research and over all account of his experience, it seems Todd wasn't impressed with them either.

We are proud to say we probably have the most comprehensive coverage of Todd Standing. Some of our most popular are: Todd Standing Jumps the Shark with Expedition 4, The Original Todd Standing "Sylvanic" Website, and Why don't Journalist Just Google Todd Standing?.

Read Todd's reaction to the Finding Bigfoot below and watch what Todd considers "Good TV show" coverage of his adventures.


"Well congrats to the "Finding Bigfoot' team and producers. After being on hundreds of newspaper, radio and tv interviews and shows, the finding bigfoot production is the worst I have EVER seen. Their production company is Called"Snake oil productions" for a reason. They have no intention of finding bigfoot and they couldn't possiblly be stupid enough to believe they could. They literally filme...d me in a spot they choose where cows are grazing all around. And they couldn't even sneek up on the cows! That is what the morons are hearing "in the Candian wilds" that they cannot identify. They are right when they say it is not coyotes making that sound. Its cows they are hearing. That is what happens when you go bigfoot hunting by a ranch you idiots. I could right a list of 500 reasons these people will never film a deaf three legged moose in live action. Never mind Bigfoot."

"Here is a link to a good tv show that did a real piece on my bigfoot work."



Cliff Barackman Publishes Field Notes for Finding Bigfoot Canadian Episode

Todd Standing and Cliff Barackman (Photo Credit: NorthAmericanBigfoot.com)
"Questioning Todd further, we found that he was unaware of the elevation of the Sylvanic location. He said that he never paid attention. This, if true, would be a very dangerous thing to ignore..." -- Cliff Barackman
Cliff Barackman has published another detailed-rich  Finding Bigfoot Field Notes. His latest post is based on the recent Canadian episode which originally aired on January 23rd, 2012. Below is a short excerpt covering the Todd Standing portion of Cliff's notes we recommend reading the whole thing At Cliff Barackman's Official Blog.
Excerpt from Cliff Barackman's post "Finding Bigfoot - Alberta, Canada Field Notes"
"Todd is a very polite and well-spoken man. I genuinely liked the guy, as well as his message regarding sasquatches: protect them, and let them be. He has taken great strides to increase the public's awareness of bigfoots through his actions. While these actions are labeled as self-serving by his critics, the fact that attention was brought to sasquatches is undeniable.
Todd currently lives in Calgary, but he lived several hundred miles away when he obtained his videos at Sylvanic. He told us that he could not take us to the actual spot because it is a three-day hike back to this secluded valley, and the last day would be spent belly crawling up a river bed in a specially designed gillie suit made by Todd himself. He went on to say that nobody wants to be back there because of the problem grizzly bears that inhabit that area. He claimed that the rangers say there is a 10% chance of being killed by a bear while in the area, and it was too dangerous to go. It seemed to me that a bunch of hurdles were put in the way of anyone wanting to see the location for themselves. Todd did offer to take anyone there who wanted to go at a later time, but it would take a week or two for the trek.
Questioning Todd, I soon learned that at this time he had five videos that had bigfoots in them. The first video is apparently only a sound recording with no images of sasquatches (I didn't get to hear the recording). We investigated video number two, with the creature quickly bending over out of sight while above Todd on a hill. His third video shows what is either a bigfoot or a man in suit running on a hillside. This creature is the same brownish orange color as the creature in video number two. Video number four is a close up of what appears to me to be a bigfoot puppet behind some branches. Its dark eyes stare unblinking off to frame right, and there is very little movement visible. The skin appears very much like felt, and its fur lacks the flow pattern that one would expect from a living creature. Video number five is a similar shot, but with a much more convincing bigfoot head. It slightly resembles Patty from the Patterson/Gimlin film, but with a rounder face and more dog-like nose. Over the last month or so, there seems to have been another still released showing this same head, but possibly from another film.
I asked Todd what was up with video number four, the one that looked like a Muppet head. He said that he does not know why it looked so bad. He suggested that the lighting might have made it appear that way.
We were to be investigating his second video, the one with a brief glimpse of a creature bending down facing away from the camera. The video is very brief, but it seemed that it showed something bipedal and hairy. An arm and even possible buttox muscles can be seen, or are at least suggested. We were to rely solely on Todd's measurements since we were unable to go to the actual film site. This would be problematic for our reconstruction, as going to the actual film site is very important for a sense of scale.  Trusting someone's measurements when you're trying to find out if their film was hoaxed makes little sense anyways, but it's all we had to go on.  
Todd claimed to have not even believed in bigfoots at the time he obtained his second video. It was his film flip that convinced him they were real. This was very peculiar to me because he claimed to have made approximately a dozen trips to the location trying to film a bigfoot by the time he got his video. He chose Sylvanic as likely bigfoot habitat, and he even developed an intricate theory of sasquatch social/family structure, all before he believed in bigfoots. I personally don't believe that griffons exist, and I don't plan expeditions based on how they would live (if they were real) to see if I'm wrong...
Questioning Todd further, we found that he was unaware of the elevation of the Sylvanic location. He said that he never paid attention. This, if true, would be a very dangerous thing to ignore, as we would soon find out during that night's investigation (it snowed on us in August). How could Todd have chosen a location, planned his hikes in (most likely using topographic maps), visited a dozen times, and not noticed the elevation? This seems very unlikely.
When investigating a film, I sometimes think of the late Rene Dahinden and his comments on the Patterson/Gimlin Film.  He said that what you need to know is in the film.  Certainly, Rene would think that the context of a film is very important, too, but I like to examine films starting with what is actually seen.  Good films stand on their own, and their context only serves to reinforce or put in doubt a clip's authenticity. 
With so little to go on for video number two, I am left with not knowing what is in it. The film looks like either a bigfoot or a guy in a suit bending over. Since there is very little information to be gleaned from the actual video, I have to rely on the context. Todd was unable or unwilling to go to the actual spot, there were inconsistencies in his story surrounding the clip, and there's that Muppet face staring, unblinking in film number four... These leave me with serious doubts about what is shown in any of his videos.
Expressing my concerns to Todd, he correctly stated that video will never be enough for proof. How true. Todd goes on to say that only a body will ever suffice. As much as I hope this isn't the case, it could very well be the grizzly truth at the end of the bigfoot mystery."
SRC: NorthAmericanBigfoot.com 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Todd Standing Interviewed about his Search and Rescue Experience

A screen shot of Call out Search and Rescue featuring Todd Standing
This post continues our extensive coverage of Todd Standing. Todd has uploaded a radio interview to You Tube. Listen and learn how Todd Standing survived a grizzly bear attack. The complete You Tube Description below:
Todd Standing is interviewed by Karen Black in December of 2011 about recent events including several tv show appearances. Todd has appeared on two tv shows Call out Search and Rescue which you can watch here...www.knowledge.ca/program/callout-search-and-rescue-ii
Click the watch now tab and watch the episode entitled "Sasquatch and Horses" Animal planet discovery channel has Todd on the Jan 15th Episode of Finding Bigfoot here... animal.discovery.com/tv/finding-bigfoot/episode-guide.html The episode is entitled "Canadian Sasquatch"

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Todd Standing's Complete Sylvanic Collection Available in Time for Finding Bigfoot Bump

Todd Standing never left
“When I first started, I was a skeptic, but not anymore — now I'm a wholehearted believer in the species,” -- Todd Standing


The Toddster (That's Todd Standing's YouTube username, not meant to be disparaging) just uploaded a new video.  Just in time for his U.S. National debut on Finding Bigfoot,  Todd standing is offering The Complete 2011 Sylvanic Collection


canadian bigfoot eh
FINDING BIGFOOT: CANADIAN BIGFOOT, EH?


The bigfoot research team travels to Canada to investigate a unique bigfoot encounter caught on tape. The team zeroes in on the Canadian Rockies is search of what may be the most territorial sasquatches on earth. 
Before you push play here are a few choice quotes: 


"Todd's experiences are the likes of an M.Night Shayamalan Hollywood Blockbuster" -- The National Post


"+A Stuff" -- Art Bell (we think he meant A+)


"Some of the best Bigfoot Evidence Ever Recorded." -- Todd Standing, himself 



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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Todd Standing Gets on TV Show for Getting Lost in the Woods



Uploaded today (12/14/2011) Todd Standing shares a video clip of a search and rescue show he "stars" in.

The description attached to the video on You Tube:

Uploaded by toddster45 on Dec 14, 2011
Call Out Episode 21

This Episode that aired on October 26 of 2011 featured me. But i have not and probably never will get to see it. Thankfully a fan of ours emailed us and said it was a great show. I am told i will also be on Finding Bigfoot and the National Geographic channel sometime soon.




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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Finding Bigfoot Producer Considers Sylvanic/Todd Standing Claims "Credible"




This is a surprise to us. Executive producer Keith Hoffman specifically addresses Todd Standing's Sylvanic Bigfoot photos and says, "Many claims sent in are rejected but not those of Sylvanic."

He continues to say, “We haven’t ruled out their claims..."

We have to take this with a grain of salt, because a TV network's producer is not going to reveal the entire conclusion of an episode in a newspaper article. After all the man is a genius as the overseer of Animal Planet's "Surprisingly Human" Brand, which brought us Finding Bigfoot.

Mr. Hoffman, if you would like to email us (feedback@bigfootlunchclub.com) and expand your thoughts of the Sylvanic Bigfoot, we extend the invitation.

Read the full article below:

Banff-area Bigfoot reports ‘credible’: Animal Planet show
JEREMY NOLAIS
METRO CALGARY
Published: September 15, 2011 5:54 a.m.
Last modified: September 15, 2011 8:58 a.m.


Reports of hairy encounters with Bigfoot-like creatures in the Banff area are on the rise.

Earlier this month, crews from Discovery’s Animal Planet show, Finding Bigfoot, visited the mountainous region after seeing photos and video from the Sylvanic group claiming a colony of unidentified primates lives near the border between Banff and Kootenay National Park.

The show features a group of four seasoned members from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. Executive producer Keith Hoffman said many claims sent in are rejected but not those of Sylvanic, a group seeking definitive proof of the Bigfoot species.

“We haven’t ruled out their claims, if we didn’t think they were credible we wouldn’t have gone,” Hoffman said. “What we found was that numerous other people have had encounters ... they were called together in a town hall meeting.”

Sylvanic head Todd Standing said he expected the researchers would find people with sightings similar to his, noting he has come within about 65 metres of the creatures.

“Some of the sightings are four years old ... to go through them all would be a lifetime’s work,” he said.

Hoffman could not give a definitive answer on whether Bigfoots actually live near Banff, but encouraged people to follow along with the show and submit their own encounter claims.
Finding Bigfoot premieres Oct. 15.

SRC: Metro Calgary

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Why Don't Journalist Just Google Todd Standing?


It’s a well known feature of Google. Start typing in a search, and Google offers suggestions before you’ve even finished typing. Its called "Google Suggest" or "Auto Complete".

What happens when you type Todd Standing?



Apparently journalist don't use Google, if they did they would see Todd is associated with the word Hoax, before Bigfoot, and then Bigfoot Hoax.

We wont get too technical, but the autocomplete feature in Google works differently then the search results page you see after you click the search button. The autocomplete suggests the most popular keywords typed in the google search box. In other words, most people type "Todd Standing Hoax" when Googling Todd Standing.

Either way, he recently got more press at CTV news Calvary due to his week-long proximity to the second season filming of Finding Bigfoot. This report focuses on Todd's 10 second video proof of bigfoot. In a sidebar they also post the picture we provided in our previous Todd Standing Post. you can read the entire article below:

Hunt for Bigfoot continues in Alberta's mountains
It goes by many names all over the world including Yeti, Sasquatch, and Bigfoot. No matter the name, the creature has remained elusive to those attempting to prove its existence.

A Calgary man who originally set out seven years ago to disprove the species, now fully believes the animal is alive and well in North America.

Todd Standing recorded video that he says proves Bigfoot exists. The footage is ten seconds long and recorded a great distance from the animal.

Standing became passionate about showing the species to the world after he first saw a Bigfoot about seven years ago. He was a biologist who didn't believe it existed, but now it's a different story.

Standing heads out on 12 excursions a year hoping for a glimpse of the creature. He's learned they're nocturnal.

"During the day when the main group sleeps, I believe that there are day watchers that position themselves around the main group," says Standing. "They alert the group if anyone's coming."

Standing says he captured pictures of this individual running up a mountainside at an incredibly fast speed.

"This animal was about seven and a half feet tall, about 500 pounds," says Standing. "If that's a man in a suit he ran faster than any human being could possibly run, never mind with a big bulky suit and large feet sticking out."

Standing's Bigfoot excursions last from three to ten days. He doesn't bring a lot of food or get much sleep in that time, and his locations are remarkably close to Calgary.

"There's a trail that's right in between Banff and Kootenay National Park," explains Standing. "I follow the creek through there and I take off into the wilderness."

"Their habitat is huge. Where they go is enormous!"

Standing says despite all of his photos and videos of Bigfoot, the science community will only recognize the species when it can be physically examined.

"My goal is when we get a body, when something comes in, the scientists will take over and I'll retire."

Until then, Standing says he'll continue to learn more about what First Nations People call Sylvanic, the shadow guardian of the mountain.

The Discovery Channel is working with Standing this week on a new series called "Finding Bigfoot" that is scheduled to air this fall.

To learn more about Todd Standing's work, visit the Sylvanic Bigfoot Sightings website.

SRC: CTV News Calgary


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Monday, August 29, 2011

Todd Standing "Entertains" Finding Bigfoot Crew

See how we did that? We used the dual meaning of "Entertain" in the title. Not only is Todd hosting the the quartet and crew from Finding Bigfoot in Canada, but from what we hear, the hosts already have a disposition of not taking the man's previous "evidence" seriously. We have THE BEST coverage of Todd Standing.

Recently Todd Standing provided a photo for Calgary Sun.



We admit it is better than the one he provided last march (see below)



Below is the article form the Calgary Sun.

Bigfoot boom in Banff?
BY MICHAEL PLAT,CALGARY SUN
If nothing else, the news is bound to make big strides with the Banff tourism industry.

No longer will Alberta’s best-known mountain park depend solely on breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife to impress visitors and lure overseas tourists.

And no more envy towards other famous vacation spots like Loch Ness and Lake Okanagan, where legendary creatures are rumoured to lurk.

Banff now has Bigfoot. Lots and lots of Bigfoots, in fact.

Yes, it’s an allegation that would have Ripley wondering whether to Believe it or Not, and P.T. Barnum reaching for his cheque book, but the mountains west of Calgary are a hotbed for the huge-footed primates.

That’s the assertion of a dedicated bigfoot research organization based near Calgary, which claims not only to have video and photo evidence of the mythical beast, but DNA proof as well.

“When I first started, I was a skeptic, but not anymore — now I’m a wholehearted believer in the species,” said Todd Standing, spokesman for the Sylvanic Bigfoot group.

Standing’s allegations of a Bigfoot colony living near the border of Banff and Kootenay national park will raise many eyebrows, but his evidence has piqued the interest of the Discovery Channel.

This week, crews from “Finding Bigfoot,” a hit show on Discovery’s Animal Planet channel, are filming in the Calgary area, and Standing says the upcoming episode will be centred upon Sylvanic’s discoveries.

“We’ve had exceptional results and we’re working with people doing DNA analysis,” said Standing.

He says preliminary results from hair samples sent in for testing suggest an unknown species of primate, while video and photographs suggest a creature larger than a gorilla, with human-like features.

Of course, it’s that latter evidence that’s bound to have the skeptics taking sasquatch-sized swipes at Standing, particularly the photographs he says are proof of Bigfoot.

Paranormal footage, as a rule, is supposed to be grainy, badly-focused and jittery, as if the camera was assembled by Fisher-Price and mounted to the bumper of a gravel truck.

Not Sylvanic: Standing boasts a collection of sharp video clips and crisp photographs of Bigfoot, showing far, far more than the usual hirsute primate dashing behind the nearest bush.

Instead of blur, we get full-face portraits of the creature, peering from behind trees.

“I’ve had multiple interactions with them, and I’ve filmed them and photographed them on many occasions,” said Standing.

“It’s a real, living breathing animal, which I got within 60 or 70 yards of.”

What the producers of Finding Bigfoot make of all this remains to be seen, as their quartet of sasquatchologists examines the Alberta evidence to see if it’s on solid footing.

The show has gone across North America investigating sightings of the creature, with the network “committed to looking for the Bigfoot until it’s found.”

Standing says he has — though he knows his belief in Bigfoot and the proof he produces from the Banff backwoods opens him to mockery, derision and the suggestion he should sober up.

But he accepts the skeptism, because he originally joined the Sylvanic team with the intent of disproving the ancient story of an ape-like creature hiding in the wilderness of North America.

“I thought it was a combination of hoaxes and mistaken identities, and I wanted to prove it wasn’t true,” said Standing.

Now, he says Bigfoot is a fact — and with weeks, he hopes to have the DNA evidence to prove it.

“We hope to have results by October,” said Standing.

If that’s the case, tourism officials in Banff will surely be thrilled. As it is, they welcome the attention of the popular television show, saying any link with Bigfoot is a bonus for visitors.

“Anything interesting that attracts people is a good thing — it seems like some harmless fun,” said Mary Morrison, spokeswoman for Banff Lake Louise Tourism.

“I mean, who wouldn’t want to see a Bigfoot?”

michael.platt@sunmedia.ca

src: Platt: Bigfoot boom in Banff?


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Monday, July 4, 2011

Todd Standing Offers $2 Million for Bigfoot Body Parts




All good things must come to an end. This is why Todd Standing never ends. We have to credit to Craig Woolheater of Cryptomundo for giving us the heads up. We would be committing Bigfoot Lunch Club malpractice if we didn't give our own take.

Let's talk about the Money
Below is the explanation of the rules for the reward.
This reward is offered specifically under the 2 parameters listed below.

1st the body or significant piece of the body must have expired due to Natural causes. A detailed accounting of the discovery will be documented and investigate by a wildlife officer and forensic expert provided by the sylvanic team.

2nd The discovery must remain entirely confidential. No media or public discloser in any way. Our species protection and legislation is at a point where as soon as we can a provide a body full species protection will be implemented and enforced. It is our intention to have wildlife officers across North America identify and protect known bigfoot habitats before the media and public is aware of the situation.

Once these two obligations have been confirmed the 2 million dollar reward will be issued. The party responsible for the discovery will receive full credit for their discovery the moment this information goes public.



Let's talk about the Funny
We have two take-aways for Todd's Proposal. First, Todd has the best chance on collecting on his own reward. If there is anybody who knows how to triangulate and come face to face with Bigfoot, it would be Todd Standing. If there is anybody who knows where a group of Bigfoot live and continually has the ability to make contact with Bigfoot, it would be Todd Standing. If there is anybody who has the best odds of proving Bigfoot, based on their own statements, it would be Todd Standing. So why would someone who has all the assets, (by Todd's accounts) to be the first to prove Bigfoot offer $2 Million? Because nothing says your more serious about real evidence like lots of money.

This brings us to our second take-away. We are not lawyers and will not offer legal advice. We can, however, share some fundamentals of the legalistic formalities of how cash rewards work. Rewards fall under Contract Law. $2 million is serious money and at Sylvanic they are not taking this very seriously, they should have a page of legal-ese somewhere on the site that makes the claim of the reward. I know this because I have built many websites for many retailers that offer rewards far less than $2M. Those websites require lots of legal-ese defining the terms of the contract.

So in one fell swoop Todd has tried to convince us he's really serious by offering $2 million and then telling us he is not really serious by offering $2 million dollars.

If you do, by chance, decide to take Todd Standing up on his offer, get a contract lawyer first before you even email or talk to Todd.

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

In Defense of Todd Standing



Well somebody has to do it (defend Todd Standing, that is). His mother wont return our phone calls and and his sister has denied all knowledge. The first part is a joke and the latter is true. For the record, Louis Standing was very kind and polite both times we contacted her.

No, no! Its not us, we are not in the defend Todd Standing Camp. In fact, he is one of only two individuals we continually mock here; Tom Biscardi and Todd Standing. These two controversial characters are considered hoaxers by some, and there is not much tolerance for hoaxers in this community of Sasquatch searchers. Nor should there be.

With that said, we also know how smart our fans are and they can form their own opinions. The gist of his letter is Adrian Erickson bought all of Todd Standing's films and material and that is why his site and youtube channel disappeared. We have mentioned our concern with with the Erickson project purchasing Standings materials before.

Below Richard Stubstad references our post titled Todd Standing Jumps the Shark, and takes the time to defend Todd. Let us know what you think. Without further ado...

My name is Richard Stubstad, and my rather intense but admittedly limited involvement in the bigfoot or sasquatch world is briefly summed up at the following link:

http://www.footprintsinyourmind.com/Richard_Stubstad. Basically, what I did both before and after all the hoopla about Todd's purported "Jumping the Shark" is research at least what could be fairly conclusively researched, and either confirmed or denied.

Firstly, Todd didn't really Jump the Shark; his footage etc. was bought out and he was therefore forced to shut down his Sylvanic.com website as it originally existed. Actually, this would support the theory that many of you seem to have that he is making "tons of money" from his work (hoaxed or otherwise). I don't really know how much money he has made, in total, to-date. I do know however that his work is continuing, but now with better equipment in his possession. I also believe (but do not know for sure) that the amount of money he's made to-date is FAR less than what he has spent over the last several years on either taking real videos of sasqaui (the plural of sasquatch) or hoaxing these videos & pictures.

Eventually I purchased for a whopping $5 each all three of Todd’s videos and had a look-see myself, as did several of my "bigfooter" friends. After some time expired (a month or two after the release of Video 4), I finally called Todd up there in Edmonton and had about a one-hour conversation with him; not so much to find out whether his stuff was hoaxed or not (he’d of course say it wasn’t hoaxed, regardless) but just in case it wasn’t hoaxed, then what about some of the details that you folks have brought up, and other details no one mentioned yet? While his explanations to my questions seemed a little outlandish, well, so is the idea itself of a hominid called sasquatch, so what did I know? I for one have never seen one, or even seen anything I could mistake as a sasquatch. Ergo, does sasquatch exist? Does a wolverine exist? Maybe the former, definitely the latter, even though I’ve never seen either.

Todd and also his wife also explained to me that it wasn't even Todd's camera that he used on "Expedition 4"; it was his stepson's camera and he didn't bother to check the date on it, let alone reset the date before he departed on this purported one-man, half-cocked as he probably was.

Next, I can report what I got out of the conversation, over and above any conclusions about whether or not his stuff is the real deal: Todd is a very spiritual guy, with a whole lot of “faith” in what he calls the First Nation peoples—the American Indian tribes. He has obviously relied on the history and knowledge that these Native Americans possess, even though most of their history is not recorded in writing but rather has been passed down through oral traditions. He also relies heavily on the First Nation folks' knowledge of the wilderness, both regarded bigfoot and otherwise. Conclusion: Todd is definitely a kind-of “romantic” and is quite an eccentric, at least on European-American terms and maybe even on anyone’s terms. Having said that, I still don’t have much of a clue whether his stuff is the real deal or not—after all, once again, I wasn’t there!

I also asked Todd whether he gathered any supporting evidence during his Video 4 expedition, for example something we could extract DNA from, such as hair roots or swatches of blood. “Well, no,” Todd explained. He “didn't really believe that DNA sequencing could be carried out that would prove or disprove the existence of such a creature, so I didn't bother to look for any evidence apart from the video footage and pictures from his stepson’s camera.” He also didn't bother to cast any tracks, and in fact I doubt if he had any plaster of Paris with him—too much stuff to carry along on a one-man wilderness trek, to be sure.

I beg to differ with him on the DNA part of what he said, and I told him so. He said that he could try, this year (2011), to get some hair (with roots) at least. We'll have to wait and see, then, if he does so. He said he would, but I don’t really know if he was serious (let alone honest).

Last but not least, when the folks on the various bigfoot forums who claim to “know” that Todd Standing actually hoaxed some or all of his materials, I did check out the assertion that his purported Search and Rescue of October 2010 was also hoaxed. I did this with the help of a forensic-type friend of mine who is also peripherally into the bigfoot-associated business, and he (or she) quite easily found the following local newspaper clipping:

RCMP Report

Columbia Valley Pioneer October 22, 2010 Edition (Weekly regional newspaper)

Submitted by Staff

Sgt. Marko Shehovac

Columbia Valley RCMP

• On October 19th, Columbia Valley RCMP were contacted regarding a man who was dropped off in the back country and had not returned. The 37-year-old from Edmonton was dropped off in the Mitchell River area, off Settlers Road, approximately 47-kilometres from Invermere, on Tuesday, October 12th. He had arranged to be picked up from there on Sunday. When he failed to return he was reported missing to the police on Sunday night. Invermere Search and Rescue were contacted and while searching for the man, discovered his sleeping bag. No other equipment was located. Police were aided by a police service dog out of Cranbrook. On Tuesday, October 20th, additional Search and Rescue from Kimberley and the RCMP helicopter arrived to continue the search. At approximately 10 a.m., Search and Rescue came upon the man, who was unhurt. He explained that he had been unable to get back on time for his pick up. The Detachment would like to thank both Invermere and Kimberley Search and Rescue for their assistance in resolving this matter.


While the above newspaper clipping doesn't really prove anything about whether Todd Standing hoaxed his Video 4 or not, it does mean that at least part of what he maintains towards the beginning of the video happened, and DID in fact happen, pretty much as he explained in his now off-line Video 4. It also shows that the RCMP et. al. apparently withheld his name—unless there was, all of a sudden, someone else of the same age and hometown as Todd's, and on the same exact date who was also "rescued" in the same general area? Or: unless I'm actually hoaxing the above newspaper clipping? If you'd like a web link to this very clipping, please contact me by email (Stubstad@VenturaMail.net) and I'll send you the link, just in case you really are such a die-hard skeptic that you believe I'm in on the so-called "obvious" Todd Standing hoax(es) as well?

Best of luck to all of you, whether you are a bigfoot believer or not. It is certainly true that much of the existing evidence HAS been hoaxed. I personally doubt that ALL of it has. The best quality film or video evidence—the P-G Film and the Todd Standing footage—well, I don't really know for sure and I probably never will, since no DNA exists that can be associated with either.

Richard Stubstad

Ojai, California

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sylvanic DotCom Circa May 2005

Yes the site is down, I don't know what Todd's plans with it are currently. It's temporary, but I don't know how temporary. -- Louise Standing (3/28/2011)


We were able to get a response from Louise Standing, Todd's younger sister, she also wanted to make it clear, "...I have nothing to do with Todd's research and am really involved in no way!"

We promised we would have the first version of Sylvanic.Com. This was launched back in May 2005.

Click the above image to see full size.


Gauging from the home page, you would guess the site is less about Todd and more about a mysterious place where people end up missing. A place called Sylvanic.

THE NAVIGATION:
Home
The Legend
The Disappearance
Tears of the Mountain Story
The Expedition
Jay's Incident
Hair Found Follow-up
Conclusion
Letters From Readers
Sylvanic 1964 Chronicles
1984 Chronicles (added in December 2005)


OPENING PARAGRAPH:
It is hard to believe in this day an age that there are many places left in the vast mountain ranges of North America that are left untouched by man. But there is. The name may have changed in the last century but the legend remains the same. Sylavnic, as it is now called by the natives that have know of its legends thousands of years before civilization enveloped this continent, is a well hidden canyon nestled deep within the depths of the rocky mountains. This website explores the mysteries and folklore that surround this enigmatic rivers pass that leads to an ancient valley. A large unbroken chain of mountains encircles this valley and it is said that the sacred pass is guarded by the shadows of the mountain. A group of 4 people went into this valley on a February weekend in 2005 to document as much information about Sylanic as they could. What they found was shocking...


THE MISSING MAN:


"Do you recognize this man? He may have gone missing in Sylvanic in 1936 along with two of his associates. This is a police composite drawing of what he would have looked like in 1936. He had a strong English accent and would have worked for the railroad in the early 1930’s or late 1920’s. His initials may have been J.P.G."


Want to check out the evolution Sylvanic.Com all by your self? Check it out at the Internet Archives AKA the Wayback Machine

Its got a cool interface just click anywhere on the timeline. Below is an example of the interface, where you can actually navigate through the website via a timeline.

Click the above image to see full size.


EXTERNAL LINKS
Archived Version of Sylvanic.Com

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BLC's Coverage of Sylvanic.com

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Todd Standing Jumps the Shark with Expedition 4

Photo "proof" of the Sylvanic Bigfoot provided by Todd Standing, below is an embedded video of which this still is from.


Jump The Shark (jŭmp thē shärk) idiom,
1.) A moment in the evolution of a television show, characterized by absurdity, when a particular show abandons its core premises and begins a decline in quality that is beyond recovery.
2.)Used to describe the moment of downturn for a previously successful enterprise.


The phrase jump the shark comes from the climactic scene an episode opening the fifth season of the American TV series Happy Days in September 1977. In this story, the central characters visit Los Angeles, where a water-skiing Fonzie (Henry Winkler), wearing swimming trunks and his leather jacket, jumps over a confined shark, answering a challenge to demonstrate his bravery.

"It's a moment. A defining moment when you know that your favorite television program has reached its peak. That instant that you know from now on...it's all downhill. Some call it the climax. We call it 'Jumping the Shark.' From that moment on, the program will simply never be the same." -- Jon Hein, creator of the now defunct website 'jumptheshark.com' which popularised the term.



We think the term is most apropos when it come to Sylvanic. As you can see from the 4th Sylvanic expedition below, Todd Standing creates a Blair Witch style video, where he is actually attacked by Sasquatch. According to the video, ultimately the "attack" causes his crew to call in a Search and Rescue team to, uh, search and rescue Todd Standing. Enjoy the video below we have no idea how long it will be up.




CHECK OUT ALL THINGS SYLVANIC AT BLC
BLC's Sylvanic Coverage

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Todd Standing's Sylvanic Bigfoot Erased



First we like to thank fan, Tom Larson, for bringing this to our attention. Todd Standing has been erased from the internet. At least he has been erased from three major places.
1.) Sylvanic.com been down for weeks
2.) Sylvanic You Tube videos have been switched to private
3.) There is no trace of him at the Erickson Project's website www.sasquatchthequest.com


We tried to contact Todd's listed email as the administrative contact of Sylvanic.com for some answers and as of this morning we have still not heard back.

What we do know is the erasing of Sylvanic and Todd Standing has not been an accident, meaning the domain has not expired. Sylvanic.com does not expire until November 9th of this year. The site is down because Todd Standing wanted it down. The You Tube videos are unavailable because Todd made them to be unavailable.

Is Todd Standing and Sylvanic gone for good? This would be good news, as you know we have been awfully critical of the Sylvanic Bigfoot. We became increasingly concerned when we saw Todd Standing was somehow participating with the highly-regarded Erickson Project.

Photo "proof" of the Sylvanic Bigfoot provided by Todd Standing


The fact that any trace of Todd Standing has been removed from the Erickson Project bodes well for the credibility of the project. The fact that any trace of Todd and Sylvanic.com has been removed from the internet bodes well for the rest of us who take Bigfoot research seriously.

There is another explanation, Sylvanic.com may be going through a transformation and relaunch. This has happened before, when Todd has rebranded the Sylvanic website.

Stay tuned tomorrow when we provide you with screen shots and text of the Sylvanic Website on its first days back in April 6th 2005. As well as a journal he kept during the first few years of his project.

Until then, please view below the YouTube videos, Todd doesn't want you to see.














Stay tuned tomorrow where we share content from the Sylvanic.com's first year, circa 2005. This includes an online journal where Todd shoots back at his critics.



READ OUR PREVIOUS COVERAGE OF SYLVANINC ON ONE PAGE!
All things Sylvanic at BLC

READ COVERAGE FROM OTHERS
Cryptomundo
Ghost Theory

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Todd Standing: The Panda and The Rocky Mountain Gigantoppithicus



We have been awfully critical of Todd Standing. Just read any of our Todd Standing Posts. If you don't know Todd Standing he is in charge of the Syvanic Bigfoot Project. The Sylvanic Bigfoot Project's goal is to obtain enough physical evidence to implement government legislation that will ensure the survival of Bigfoot. We don't really care for his evidence. We will say, after seeing him recently in interviews, he does a great job relaying many of the informational pillars of Bigfooting.

Although just posted today (01-29-11) on You Tube, this 2007 follow-up video to his coast to coast interview is a nice presentation to the Giganto theory. He uses the panda's reliance on bamboo as an analogue for why Giganto would have to find other food sources.

We noticed there was no mention of The Sylavanic Bigfoot instead he uses a far sexier term, Rocky Mountain Gigantopithecus. He should have stuck with that, due to the criticism he has encountered. Todd claimed the area where he encountered and filmed Bigfoot was called Sylvanic by native people. Sylvan actually owes its lexiconography to the Medieval Latin sylvnus, from Latin Silvnus, god of the woods, from silva, forest.

We found the video was packaged really well, it was clear and interesting and well worth the watch.



EXTERNAL LINKS
Sylvanic.com Todd's Official Site
Toddster's You Tube Page

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German Blog: Sylvanic Bigfoot Fake!
For Your Consideration, Sylvanic Bigfoot Part 3
Sylvanic Bigfoot Case Closed

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ghost Theory: Todd Standing: Photo Of Sylvanic Bigfoot



Ghost Theory has an awesome update on Todd Standing of Sylvanic Bigfoot Fame. You can see our previous post awarding Todd Standing an academy award.

Todd Standing: Photo Of Sylvanic Bigfoot
Submitted by Javier Ortega on October 23, 2010
...Pictured above, is the latest evidence Mr. Todd Standing presents onto the world. An image of a Bigfoot which he captured in Sylvanic during his 8 days.

From his website:

Todd just returned from an 8 day expedition with incredible Bigfoot documentation. It was a bit of an adventure as he had a confrontation with a Grizzly bear that ended in rescue by RCMP and Search and Rescue after being missing for 3 days. The team and his family are thrilled he made it back safely and he is ecstatic with his new photo and video evidence!

Here is one of the photos where he caught Bigfoot watching him through the bushes~as you can see it was taken in full sunlight with fantastic detail.

More will follow shortly; Todd has just returned a couple of days ago and is recuperating with his family. We can’t wait to see his new video!




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Sylvanic Bigfoot: Case Closed

EXTERNAL LINKS
Ghost Theories Recent Coverage of Todd's Picture
Sylvanic's Website

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sylvanic Bigfoot Case Closed



David Rodriguez a frequent commentator at Ghost Theory has alerted us to some interesting, if not damaging, evidence regarding Todd Standing of Sylvanic Bigfoot fame.

David Rodriguez points us to GhostTheory.com. We recommend you check it out too. Its extensive, detailed and a little long. We will give you the readers digest version here.

First, in case you havn't read our previous two posts on Sylvanic. Here is the gist as described by Javier Ortega of GhostTheory.com.

Todd Standing has been saying for years that he knows of a secret valley which lies somewhere in the border of the United States and Canada called “Sylvanic”, a name given by the “locals”. In this valley, Mr. Standing claims that he has encountered a group of Bigfoot like creatures and has even filmed some of them during past expeditions.

"One of the first red flags is in the name Slyvanic. Todd’s website said that this is the name the “locals” had given this hidden valley."

syl·van also sil·van (slvn)
adj.[Medieval Latin sylvnus, from Latin Silvnus, god of the woods, from silva, forest.]

Given the fact that Sylvanic is derived from the latin Sylvus, it is suspicious that native people in the United States would have given this valley a Latin name. This is not concrete evidence of Todd being deceitful since many places in the United States do have Latin origins like California. One could say that Todd was confused as to the origin of the name or who exactly had initially named this place.

I then started to see several comments originated from the same computer or network using different name handles and emails. These comments were pro Sylvanic in nature.

PRO SYLVANIC COMMENT # 1
Author : Tracey (IP: 75.155.73.92 , d75-155-73-92.abhsia.telus.net)
E-mail : *****@hotmail.com
Comment:
With all the research Standing has done and spent years working on with his team, I would think serious bigfoot believers would understand the immense cost involved. He has never made any money, donating cash to humane societies. It is my guess he needs funds to further research, as sort of indicated on his site.

That aside, getting biologists involved can be so difficult. People always talk the talk but when it’s time to get in action, so many fail to bring it. It is my understanding that this is why Standing has gone to journalists, they can make the discovery VERY public and hopefully hurry along the species protection Standing is trying to gain before revealing their location.

Kudos to Standing, I think he is doing a great job and needs more support and encouragement, not rude comments from derogatory, narrow-minded individuals who have never so much as been in the forest and have no idea what they are talking about.


PRO SYLVANIC COMMENT # 2
Author : Louise (IP: 75.155.73.92 , d75-155-73-92.abhsia.telus.net)
E-mail : ****@gmail.com
Comment:
As the writer writing this NOVEL, I must say there are always skeptics and doubters. I have all of Todd’s information and evidence, much of which has never been released and will not be without species protection. I agree with him that the species would be threatened if he gave out this info.

The problem with evidence, in my opinion, is that for real conclusive and irrefutable evidence you MUST provide a genuine body. Without that, no skeptic, including governments will accept the reality of them. Todd works towards finding a body and until such a time, there will always be those who just don’t believe.


PRO SYLVANIC COMMENT # 3
Author : mark (IP: 75.155.73.92 , d75-155-73-92.abhsia.telus.net)
E-mail : ****@gmail.com
Comment:
I bought both videos a couple of days ago after reading these articles. I think their great. The website explains alot, and i listened to his interview on sasquatch radio from the 28th of dec. the link is here http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sasquatchwatchradio/2009/12/29/sasquatch-watch-radio-todd-standing-of-sylvanic

I hope he finds a body and proves all you nay sayers wrong.


These are just the red Flags uncovered by Ghost Theory. Apparently Todd Standing has a history of inconstancies. These are revealed by a commenter known as MutipleEncounters or ME. You can read ME's post at BFRO you have to scroll halfway down the page) here and read also read ME's further comments at the GhostTheory.com here.

Monday, January 4, 2010

For Your Consideration, Sylvanic Bigfoot Part 3



We announced when the Sylvanic video's first became available for purchase at Sylvanic.com

Then we shared what a German blogger thought of it.

Now we have a complete trilogy. Todd Standings has just a released a new YouTube video to reveal his "technique" for finding a colony of Bigfoot for the second time. It's a piece of animation illustrating a well-executed strategy to capture Bigfoot on film.

Before we get to the video we should note that Todd Standing's name is well-known to Bigfooters. We used the "Way back Machine" with the help of Mr Peabody and his boy Sherman to discover what kind of news Todd was making back in 2007.



In January of '07 Todd Standing was quite the buzz on the internet, claiming the same things he is claiming today; we found a colony of Bigfoot, we know how to track Bigfoot, etc...

Cryptomundo reported this quote from Todd in January '07
The knowledge that my team and I have gained from our experiences in Sylvanic has without a doubt made us the authority on Bigfoot. I know there are a lot of people that are going to be very angry with me for saying that, but from what I have seen already with the mindless chatter that is going on all over the web I don’t care. I know how to track these animals. I know how they have successfully evaded modern men and modern science.


Later that year Bigfoot Encounters reprints an article:
Standing claims to have found and studied a "Bigfoot domicile," or "a Sylvanic" -- an area in the forest that he's convinced a large group of the creatures were inhabiting. But where, exactly, is this domicile? Standing's not talking about that part. He says he wants to protect the beast and its territory


All right, so whats different now? The video's are available for sale and apparently they are not clear enough to stand on their own. I would say this video animation is more interesting than the actual Bigfoot footage. Without further ado.



L I N K S :
Visit Cryptomundo's Todd Standing post here.
Visit the full Todd Standings news article reprinted on Bigfoot Encounters here.
And of course visit Todd Standing's Sylvanic Bigfoot Site here.



Saturday, January 2, 2010

German Blog: Sylvanic Bigfoot Fake!

Last month we reported the availability of a new video containing footage of the Sylvanic Bigfoot. We did not, however, pony up the cash to pay for the other videos that supposedly had even better footage of Bigfoot. We left that to Sasquat.com. Sasquat.com is a bilingual German/English and Chris Kummar is the blogger in residence. He goes on to describe his blog as:

I write about people, monsters and myths. Nothing symbolizes the myth better than the Sasquatch, a race of ape-men who will live in the wilds of America. No "monster" leaves so many traces, and is seen as often as this legendary animal. Besides Sasquatch I write about other topics from the fields of cryptozoology and anthropology.

I am a freelance journalist and a student from Switzerland.

Do I believe what I write about? At least I believe that it is worth writing about. Do you have to see something for yourself to be aloud to believe in it? If it were so, I can't believe in Bigfoot. But what is "believe"?

I don't believe. Believe is faith, religion, "modular" thinking... I'm open or try to be at least. Based on numerous correspondences with scientists and other Bigfoot-afficiandos, I consider it very likely that Bigfoot (or Sasquatch, as the Native Americans call it) exists.


Okay, so what is Chris's take on the Sylvanic Bigfoot?

Todd Standing is a filmmaker and bigfoot researcher from Western Canada. He claims to have had at least three encounters with bigfoot and to be in possession of two videos of these creatures. In 2007 he got worldwide media attention for his submission to get bigfoot protected in Canada.

I strongly suspect that Standing is a liar too.


Nothing is lost in translation there, he goes on to describe why the videos are so poor and we have reposted his pictures below.

He has shot two videos. One is too short and too dark to make a definitive conclusion. It shows a furry thing disappearing behind a rock. It could be a man in a suit, it could be a bear, it could be a sasquatch. This video can be watched on his website www.sylvanic.com for free.

I have paid for the video and downloaded it. I have made a picture sequence of the most interesting frames. The red arrow shows the costume extension. Click on the image to enlarge.




Good Job Chris! Bigfoot Lunch Club Salutes you!

Gute Arbeit Chris! Bigfoot Lunch Club grüßt euch!



Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sylvanic Bigfoot Project: Populated Bigfoot habitat found



FULL DISCLAIMER: the pic above was enhanced to delineate the alleged Bigfoot and the Rocks in the foreground. You can see the actual unaltered footage in the video futher down the post. Besides we have no horse in this race anyway.

Alberta native Todd Standing is a columnist for www.unexplained-mysteries.com. He is the resident skeptic at Sylvanic Bigfoot Project. The other three in this group included; a biologist from Great Falls, Montana; a Cree Nations elder representing the First Nations People; and a paramedic fire fighter from Calgary, Alberta.


Sylvanic Bigfoot Project's goal is to obtain enough physical evidence to implement government legislation that will ensure the survival of Bigfoot. Who isn't? That's breakfast conversation for us at BLC. We thought the health care bill should have extended to all bipeds, thus covering Bigfoot.

There is a difference between Todd and ourselves. He has found Bigfoot a community of them. This is good, because according to his website, sylvanic.com, that was all he needed; physical proof.

On March 5/ 2007 Alberta native Todd Standing and his team received confirmation from Danielle Lessard of the Clerk of Petitions for Canada (613-992-9511), that our second submission to get protection for the species commonly referred to as Bigfoot was certified. Mike Lake had the petition Tabled before the House of Commons. We received a response on May 12, 2007 from the House of Commons as to their decision on protection of the illusive species.

They responded by giving us the name of a department and a list of scientists employed by the Canadian government that decides whether a species becomes a protected one. This department said, "Show us a body and we will give you your species protection". Not hair, blood or feces, or even a finger or leg, but a fully intact and recently deceased body.

After a tremendous amount of time and dedication we have discovered a new domicile that is regularly inhabited by the species commonly referred to as Bigfoot and are making preparations for the study of this domicile.

Bigfoot videos 2 and 3 were no fluke. A great deal of planning, preparation, and hard work went into getting in position to film these animals.


Here's the rub, they are not finished with their research and do not want to devulge the exact site in order to protect the species. In his own words:

Our goal is to carefully gather as much information about this species while adhering to our first priority, which is to ensure we do not compromise the research site in any way. This species has zero tolerance for any sustained human presence. When a habitat is compromised, not only do we lose a valuable research site, these animals lose their home. Loss of a habitat means loss of life. Our priority now and always will be the welfare of this species. If we feel our work in any way leads to the detriment of these animals our work will stop immediately.

Our ultimate goal is to discover an intact body that has expired due to natural causes.


He does provide some video evidence (below) and narrates his motive and methodology.



LINKS:
You can read a column Todd wrote in 2006 about the Sylvanic Bigfoot Project here.
You can listen to a December 28, 2009 Interview with Todd in at Blog Talk Radio here.
You visit the Sylvanic Bigfoot Site and purchase Videos 2 & 3 for $5 a piece here


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