The AYR forum COURT seems to be in session yet again.
I'd like to put a few things into perspective.
First, if you take the time to click on Paul's profile and his posts, you'll see he has contributed to a number of topics in this the yowie /bigfoot discussion section, some of which, where he has openly denounced hoaxing. He hasn't entertained the controversial section, or the other sections, and it's clear where his interests lay.
Secondly, this thread is titled "a visual digest of MY research". This is Paul's ongoing work. Agree with it or disagree with it, Paul is only presenting his work from his perspective with his opinions,, here, for discussion. He isn't trying to sell or advertise a book or an upcoming documentary, or seeking sponsorship. (Not yet, at least.) He's doing this in his own time at his own expense. He is essentially asking for feedback from this community on his work.
The onus is all on him to justify his statements and assertions, and if he isnt able to, he and his claims lose credibility. I think he knows this.
What I'm saying, is the only person with anything to lose here, is Paul.
AYR has lost nothing. ANY alleged evidence has to pass through a stringent screening process before AYR will back it. This forum is generally critical, and displays a high standard of intellect, which I think is terrific. Name one piece of visual evidence or any evidence whatsoever, AYR officially backs??????
Paul puts his head on the chopping block every time he posts an image from his research, and for that, I take my hat off to him. He doesn't have to post anything up. Yet he does. Shazzoir is right, field research produces it's own pressures and stress to see results of hard work and people can make mistakes or errors in judgment. Field research is not easy, as anyone here who has tried it, knows.
We dont know the backstory of his latest images, or intentions, and we should not be making assumptions.
I'm sure I'm not the only member here with trail cameras set up, which means at some stage it will be myself and others putting our findings under the microscope and our heads on the chopping block.