My name is Shannon Gilmour. I am an indie Christian author
who has survived to tell a story...

To some it is one whopper of a tale, but to me, I can only remain true to my experience. I detail that experience in the book entitled 'Non Existent Entities'.

To read my detailed encounters, order my books at Amazon.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Fool me once...

His name, Rick Dyer. He is the man behind the recent successful attempts to hoax the world into believing that the creature known as bigfoot or sasquatch is real; only through deceptive means. The means of deception are to deliberately lie and convince well intentioned citizens that he has what he doesn't have, and doesn't want; a body.

If this sounds confusing, it is, only if you do not understand Rick Dyer's motivation. Rick Dyer is not a bigfoot researcher, he is not a back seat enthusiast, nor is he even curious. He is however someone who has used the phenomenon of bigfoot to capitalize on unsuspecting people, because that is what he does. Our loss is his gain, because where ever opportunity knocks, Rick Dyer will some how find a way to be the first in line no matter what it may be. This has not been his first bigfoot con job, he has done this before, and he will continue to con people until he gets caught.

I admit I'm upset that this person has been able to pull it off again. But this is nothing new. It's been done before, just with a bigger names. People are already saying ' too little too late' and I don't agree. Rick Dyer needs to be exposed for the person that he is, because he has not just victimized bigfoot believers, he IS a victimizer and he does not care who he hurts.  His victimization reaches past the bigfoot community because he has conned by another game; another scheme and as sad as this is to say, as soon as this well of opportunity runs dry, he will leave the bigfoot community only to find a bigger and better plan of attack.

I do not write this because of my personal feelings. This is a matter of principle and standing up to not only a bully but a victimizer. I write this article to help empower his victims to come forth and stop Rick Dyer from claiming any more unsuspecting citizens. Today it is bigfoot, a few years ago it was bigfoot, but his history that we KNOW of also involves defrauding people out of their money by advertising cars he did not have to sell. A con man will always reach higher and higher for that ultimate prize; to stand on top of the world and laugh at it while he holds (your) bags of money in his hand. Because the lure of money is the driving force, people need to be warned because money can  make people do all sorts of things they otherwise would not do. He may have appealed to the community's better nature to form a trust, but this better nature does not go both ways. He has clearly shown time and time again that he holds no empathy, no sympathy, no remorse and it is only WHEN he gets caught we will see the crocodile tears. That is when his 'sorry' will be too little too late.

I have to say, I am not pleased at writing a post about such negativity about a person, but being a person in crisis outreach and knowing a little bit about human nature, I have to speak out. I would if it were any other person because these criminal actions are putting innocent people at risk. They risk being conned out of their hard earned money but more importantly, because of the escalating nature of not only the con(s) but of Rick Dyer's behavior and attitude, people involved should be more protective of their safety.

If you have been defrauded by Rick Dyer or have been threatened by him, please contact your local police.

Thank you.

* As of April 2014, Rick Dyer has confessed that his Bigfoot tour has been a hoax. I will not comment any more on this person; there's enough information online available, including an online petition to enlist the help of authorities to look in depth into the fraudulent dealings of Rick Dyer.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

2 million dollar bounty goes unclaimed

Silence speaks volumes. As far as today's date, and as far as the public is aware, Todd Standing has YET to achieve what he has set out to do; enable big foot protected species status. I understand that these things take time, but in all fairness and I am going out on a limb here, I believe that there are some people who are hiding underneath the blanket of 'protected species status' too much just to enjoy the walk of fame when or IF it should ever pass their way.

Now please do not get me wrong, I am trying to remain objective here; as objective as I can be. As I understand it, Todd has located a treasure trove of a habituation site, has interacted with these creatures and has had the opportunity to share his amazing find with prominent members of the BF community; who believe that he has something substantial. But no one is talking because of another veil that is being over used and supports people like a crutch; the non disclosure agreement.

How are we to reveal the truth to the world, if we ourselves are shrouding this mystery in more secrecy? Isn't that an oxymoron? We exist as a community to bring attention and awareness to an elusive creature who is shrouded in secrecy the best of times, and yet we are doing exactly what we set out to expose. WOW!

I understand the need for non disclosure, but why can't Todd Standing perhaps retain the attention of senators and Canadian government officials by offering to take them out to the site himself? Maybe he has, they just don't want to waste their time. Why not take a team of Canadian conservation officers with him out to where the big foot live and document the witnesses experience and  put that form of evidence before parliament? I don't think Mike Lake or any member of Government would take too kindly to signing a NDR, nor would the scientists that Todd is in contact with.

Why doesn't the team of scientists take a trip out to the site and see for themselves, surely it's in their budget to perform research on unknown animal species of the Canadian forests? That brings me back to my initial point from the first part of this post; why 2 million dollars and who is the benefactor of all this money?  The fact that money was used as a lure says something about the person offering the booty and the people going after it. This just has the stench of 'untrust worthy' all over it, because with that kind of money, there's too much of a moral price to pay.