Todd Standing removes himself from the public eye.
In a stunning turn of events, Squatchdetective.com, Hall of Shame member, Todd Standing, has removed himself from the public eye. According to the Bigfoot Lunch Club, Standing's sites consisting of Sylvanic.com, Outstanding Productions (in which he portrays himself as Todd Rockwell), have been taken down and his YouTube videos all have been marked to "Private."
We at Squatchdetective.com, have confirmed that Sylvanic.com has been taken off line, despite it's domain registration not expiring until December of this year (2011).
Also more ominous was the link, on the much anticipated Erickson Project's page, has been removed, which had a lot of mainstream Bigfoot Community asking, what was it doing there in the first place? There are several theories pressing why it was there and now why it was removed. Perhaps Adrian Erickson himself, could release a statement why it was there and what prompted it's removal, other than the fact that Standing himself seems to have gone "offline."
Long term hoaxers such as Standing, do "Jump the Shark," as the Bigfoot Lunch Club states, Standing did, and we agree. Standing in the past several months, we feel did such with the release of a photo, clearly that of a non-biological subject, claiming it to be a Sasquatch.
Todd Standing's latest scam photo.
More unconvincing was his story of being there by himself. His later videos of the foray clearly show, a camera by someone else's hands. Thus killing his rescue story, which all Royal Canadian Mounted Police accounts clearly show he was not rescued as he had claimed.
A word of caution, hoaxers of this ilk generally will reappear and I'm not holding my breath that this is a permanent position of Standing. There are many factors other than just "Jumping the Shark," which could have caused this to occur. Although I sure do hope so. His disappearance, may just be the results of tough financial times, rather than feelings of being ashamed by his past actions or giving up. Or perhaps his disappearance is a ruse to foster attention in the future for a "grand re-entrance." Only time will tell.
For more information on Standings Hoaxes:
Squatchdetective.com Hall of Shame Page - Todd Standing/Sylvanic.com