Posts Tagged ‘big cat’

A Message from Dudley Cates.

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Below is an e-mail I received from Dudley Cates. He probably didn’t want me to share this with the world but I felt this would be necessary and proper. I haven’t posted in a while and I’ve been holding onto this so I will be sharing this in it’s entirety.

Please see the message below:

Hi Nicky,

My name is Dudley Cates. Thank you for your great site. How else would I know about the Moscow Monster and the big cat? I don’t mean to be opportunistic (or greedy), but things being the way they are for me right now I can’t afford to give this story away without being compensated. A close family relation of a super-celebrity (in other words, anyone who was born in this country and is alive today has heardof this movie and televisoin actor) stumbled upon a new Montauk Monster carcass and took at least one very clear picture of it. The story and the picture were both printed in a local weekly paper, but the story never got picked up by any bigger papers or other media outlets. I am personal friends with the reporter who broke the story, who is also personal friends with the celebrity’s relative and close friend. Because my friend, the reporter, didn’t want to rock the boat, so to speak, she didn’t tell the media about the celebrity connection. My friend asked the spouse of this celebrity’s other close family relation to gather the carcass from the beach, and he agreed to do it. In stead, he claims that he threw it back into the water (which I don’t believe…this beach is on his sister-in-law’s property, the water is calm, and who wants a rotting carcass sitting in calm water when there are children around?) I suppose we’ll never know what happened to the carcass, but this all smacks of a coverup. They live in a very exclusive neighborhood and didn’t want the publicity. I am trying to sell the story (along with my interview with an east end doctor who claims to have found two “German-shepherd sized” carcasses over the past two years while jogging in the morning) to a tabloid newspaper, but I’m pretty unfamiliar with how one goes about negotiating while not giving away what I believe to be valuable. The guy on the phone at the National Enquirer story submission desk wants the celebrity’s name up-front, and I’m reluctant to give it away. Is there a chance you’d pay me for the story (plus the picture..it’s public domain but you probably couldn’t find it without my help) I could very well make some enemies in powerful circles but since I know it’s the truth and it’s not particularly injurious to any party (except possibly to the person who threw away the carcass…obviously a vested interest in squashing the story there) I want the story to get out. Looking forward to your reply.

Dudley

Is this guy serious?

Sorry Dudley, no deal brother.

More on The Bayview Beast.

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Denise Civiletti has provided us with more information on “The Bayview Beast”. I would consider Denise a credible source because she interviewed an expert on mountain lions and performed her due diligence to write an article for a Long Island publication, “The Suffolk Times” in October of 2008.

Please see Denise’s comments below:

“The Suffolk Times first published this story on Monday Oct. 20. Unlike Newsday, which relied on interviews with officials and records, we went to the site and spoke with two eyewitnesses who saw this big cat on three different occasions, and we saw the places where the cat was seen. The guy who didn’t want us to use his last name really is named “John.” (We have his name but withheld it on his request.)

Newsday did a great disservice by making light of this sighting and likening it to the bloated carcass of a raccoon or something that washed ashore in Montauk and caused a big media sensation — your “Montauk Monster.”

In my opinion, this big cat is real and it’s probably an abandoned pet— yes, pet! Don’t make light of this! This is not uncommon. Stupid people illegally try to domesticate wild animals like this all the time. Then, when they can’t handle them, or when the novelty wears off, they release or abandon them. It’s inhumane. And potentially dangerous. This is no joke.

I interviewed one expert on mountain lions (aka cougars, pumas) this morning who said it’s not impossible for this to be a female puma living in the wild, but he thought it more likely it is an abandoned pet.”

See our story at: www.suffolktimes.com.