I love pointing to stories like this when people interested in Bigfoot complain about the field not being taken seriously by mainstream scientists. A few weeks ago, we blogged about how the upcoming SpikeTV show 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty was going to feature a new Bigfoot call, known as the SquatchIt, in order to help contestants lure Sasquatch out of hiding. As you can see from the photo, the thing is basically a piece of flexible plastic tubing that looks very much like an adult sex toy. All fine and dandy. The thing that is confusing me is why people like Craig Woolheater, Cliff Barackman of Finding Bigfoot and Bob Gimlin are backing this thing? Is it a novelty toy? Or is it an actual Bigfoot call? I’m not sure what this is being marketed as, exactly…
SquatchIt announces that they have passed the 60% funding level threshold in their Kickstarter drive to fund manufacture of their Bigfoot call and Sasquatch novelty noisemaker.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 04, 2013
On Sunday, August 4, 2013, SquatchIt passed the 60% funding level in their Kickstarter quest to fund manufacture their Bigfoot call and Sasquatch sound novelty noisemaker called, “SquatchIt”. At two weeks into the campaign the sixty percent mark has been passed. With 17 days remaining SquatchIt must raise the remaining 39% to successfully fund the Kickstarter project.
”If you are a fan of the site (cryptomundo.com), I ask that you consider backing the Kickstarter funding campaign for the SquatchIt. If you can find it within yourself, dig deep into your pockets and help this project be successful,” says Craig Woolheater, creator of cryptomundo.com and SquatchIt partner.SquatchIt has received the support of many popular Sasquatch and Bigfoot websites as well as celebrity endorsements and approvals including Bob Gimlin, of 1967 Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film fame and Cliff Barackman co-host of “Finding Bigfoot”.
“We know it is natural for most people to wait until a project reaches the 100% funded mark before jumping in on Kickstarter. But to get there we need your support. We know there are a lot of people on the sidelines waiting. It’s go time, folks. If you love Bigfoot, fun, pranks, raising a ruckus then please back SquatchIt. We need your help to make it past 100% funding on Kickstarter. The sooner we do that the sooner even more will jump on board. The fact is once things get funded on Kickstarter even more people will join in because they know it is already successful. So, the time we need you most is now, please back SquatchIt on Kickstarter,” says Christopher Oliver, co-inventor of the SquatchIt Bigfoot call.
SquatchIt is the world’s first Sasquatch and Bigfoot wild game call and novelty noisemaker. Designed to “Sound like a Squatch” and based on the general consensus of what many researchers believe a Sasquatch call would sound like, SquatchIt takes the idea of a battery-free novelty noisemaker to a whole new level. For more information about the Sasquatch sound device or information regarding the upcoming Kickstarter launch, visit squatchit.com.
So it’s a Bigfoot call AND a novelty item? Is this supposed to be for legitimate field research, or for pulling pranks on people? And big names in the Bigfoot/cryptozoology field are in support of this? I mean it’s clearly a novelty, so I don’t get why they would need a Kickstarter campaign to get this out there. It looks like it would cost about $1.50 to make one of these things and it probably sounds like a kazoo. At this point, I’m not even sure why I’m even giving it this much attention…