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Sasquatch For Sale: Death, DNA and Duplicity Paperback – July 25, 2014
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Michael Greene had a BA in English Lit, and a Masters degree in Psychology. He is the former Chief of a State Fraud Investigations Bureau and an Expert Witness on forgery, EMT, Private Pilot and served as a Tank Commander in the 4th Recon Squadron, 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment. He currently lives in North Carolina where he divides his research efforts between the nearby Uwharrie National forest and the Sierras of California . his website
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I have a casual open-minded interest in this subject due to meeting several people throughout my life who described their own encounters with this legendary creature. Most of these folks were friends I trust, and the others seemed very sincere, enough to leave me wondering what/who they encountered that left them with such vivid memories. It is worth noting that every one of these individuals preferred their name to be left out of any future re-tellings. It was rather obvious that each of them would have preferred not to have experienced their "encounter" at all. In each case, the creature appeared rather nonchalant about the whole thing and simply walked away leaving a very shaken observer.
There are so many obvious, tacky "carny" types seeking to profit from Bigfoot tall tales (being generous here ...), that one is quite tempted to simply throw the baby out with the wash-water. This is the very crux of what the author is worried about. The fact that it is typically difficult to tell fact from BS in this subject area is frustrating and discouraging. This is precisely the issue Michael Greene tears apart in this book. The anger and frustration the author feels over this problem is palpable. There seems to be a diamond buried in the Sasquatch manure pile, but it takes a lot of faith and fortitude to find it, thanks to the hucksters. If it were not for personally hearing of these encounters from people I know and trust, (along with a couple of possible close calls of my own - no actual sighting - just smells and sounds) I would be convinced there is no diamond in there at all. I can totally relate to the arguments of the skeptics. The author basically says the same thing, but in his case, he claims to be one of the witnesses. His frustration is compounded by his experience.
I would have given this book five stars (and am tempted to do so) if it were not for the need for a little more editing here and there, and the sense that the author's emotional state (he is quite obviously sincerely upset by those who keep piling on the dung) may have eroded his objectivity to a certain extent. Ultimately, the raw nature of the author's emotions in this respect leave the reader fairly well convinced that this author is being totally sincere about a subject he is more than a little passionate about. His passion in this case lends authenticity to his yearning to know the truth about these creatures/people.
If you are interested in this topic, this is a book that should be on your shelf because of the author's sincerity and unique perspective in this area. Unfortunately, at this time, it seems impossible to scrape the dross from the truth, which is in itself, an important sociologically related aspect of any serious consideration of this subject. I truly hope Michael Greene gets to the bottom of all this and lets the rest of us in on what he finds.
I was getting bored with the first one third of the book and skipped much of it until I got to around page 140. That's when the real story starts. Before that, you get his life story and failed expeditions trying to hunt down Bigfoot. All that could have been summarized in a few short paragraphs in one chapter. It wasn't written badly, it just did not need to have taken up so much space.
The dirt he exposes is quite eye-opening. But, as one reviewer already pointed out, he participated in some of these same questionable group expeditions just like the money hungry Matt Moneymaker. He never quit this guys huckster organization....he had to be kicked out for being too critical of some of the phoney people and "evidence"......and kudos to him for doing that.
There was one comment by Justin Smeja, alleged bigfoot mother and child murderer, that branded him as a scumbag of the highest order right away. I won't reveal what it was. I will let others come to that conclusion if they decide to read this book. I do find it troubling that the author spent a whole chapter tearing this guy's improbable story apart and then does a 180 about face in the next chapter because he passed a lie detector test. Gee, I guess chronic liars and sociopaths never fool lie detectors and innocent people never fail them. There's a reason they're not accepted in any court in this land. For what it's worth, Smeja's partner in crime refused to take a lie detector test and gave an excuse even the author found ridiculous.
Bottom line: despite some hypocrisy and flaws, I still enjoyed having read this book and the goings on behind the scenes. I do not agree with the author on some of his conclusions; but, he does a credible job presenting the warts and petty infighting that many in this field bring to the table and their websites. It's nice to have it summarized and know who these people are that would jump on questionable evidence just to have their case made about Sasquatches or make themselves look important.