Guest Editor-Blogger: David Paulides
We have NEVER approached anyone in the area that you've indicated and asked them to sign an affidavit and they didn't. I know because I have been on each project we've done in that region.
I'd like to know how you have access to our researchers and their locations since your information is inaccurate.
An affidavit is nothing more then a person swearing under the penalty of perjury that they are telling the truth. It is a check and balance system for us to ensure that we have the correct statement from the witness. They are inclined to read the statement thoroughly before signing thus the accuracy of the statement is ensured, nothing more.
I have NO IDEA where you get the idea we are jealous of Oregon researchers, WE ARE some of the Oregon researchers you describe. WE ARE presenting to Oregon people at the symposium. We have nothing to be jealous about, we are an inclusive group, not exclusive. We will gladly share research, contrary to most groups. We DO NOT alter witness statements like some groups, what the witness states is what we keep.We do not exclude statements that don't fit with our theories, we include everyone's statement, it's important to our credibility.
The bigfoot community is an unusual group. We have found that there are a handful of people that completely fabricate stories about our group for some unknown reason. When they cite examples, they never cite specific incidence, it's always generalities with no names...
Why you would state that we are not in the field makes no sense. You obviously haven't read either of our books. The Hoopa Project was a two year field study. Tribal Bigfoot was another 2 years throughout the western U.S.
It's amazing to me that people want to cause hatred and animosity amongst our community. We do not make negative public statements about anyone and we aren't about to lower our standards by doing it now. Please read our mission statement and objectives and you'll see that we are sincere, honest and thorough. I would encourage anyone to read the Hoopa Newspaper archives and see what the native Americans say about us being in their community, it's all postive!
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