Apart from the Rods, there are reams of other examples of Escamilla's modus operandi.
Here's a thread at BAUT that is essential (but lengthy) reading for Escamilla 'fans':
In it. he presents his 'case' against an imaging expert who he hired, but who basically told him that his theory - about a very blurry lunar image
that Escamilla claimed was actually a huge humanoid alien bending over his spacecraft (
) - was based on nothing but a vibrant imagination and very
poor (and biased) use of post-processing techniques. In that thread, many learned folk (inc. my dear self..) explained to Escamilla why his
techniques were flawed, and why his imaging expert was exactly correct.
Escamilla was a little unhappy with that, and he also imploded there. But rather than get banned, or engage in proper debate, he RAN FOR IT. He
posted a couple of vitriolic, obscene pages on his website about various BAUT contributors (again, inc. me..). Those pages (I don't know if they are
still up), were quite a sad reflection of a tortured, angry, delusional soul - hiding under a rock, as hoaxers tend to do.
What makes this even more ironic, and frankly, ridiculous - is that Escamilla himself WITHDREW the claim about the huge alien, and admitted it was
Here are his own words:
.. I have to admit, I should NEVER have said there "appears to be a giant humanoid"..
Anyway, like the OP, I have watched this spineless hoaxing money-grabbing mongrel over the years, and he deserves all the criticism he gets. And
attracts the type of people he deserves, as well. Google his name along with Gridkeeper, John Lenard Walson, Simon Anderson, Santiago Ytturia
Garza... (and that's just the start...)
It's quite (deliciously) ironic - hoaxers lying, cheating and hoaxing each other, all scrambling to make a dollar and rip off the gullible as well as
each other. And throwing obscenities and (impotent) legal threats left, right and centre, all the while helping to shred the credibility of those who
like to actually apply a bit of common sense, real science, and real knowledge of the topics concerned. The damage that these lowlives cause is
So... enjoy, Escamilla.
PS - did you know, Escamilla fans, that Santiago Yturria Garza (friend of Jaime Maussan) has claimed to be the original 'rod discoverer'? Oh, if
he posted here on ATS - then he could tell us all about it, and his former relationship with Escamilla.........