Showing posts with label Bigfoot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bigfoot. Show all posts

Monday, May 5, 2014

Bigfoot sighting in Canada: Is it real or a hoax?

Bigfoot captured in screen grabs from the video below. Is it
bigfoot or just a black dot superimposed on a video as a hoax?


Myles Lamont was hiking with friends in the Tantalus Range near Squamish, British Columbia, when he spotted a lone figure trudging through the snow walking upright in the middle of nowhere.

Appearing only as a black dot on his video, Lamont identified it as something that could possibly be bigfoot. He captured the video two years ago but only recently released the intriguing "bigfoot" footage, according to the U.K. Daily Mail

What do you think? Is it bigfoot? Is it a hoax? Or is it simply an unidentified walking figure?



Lamont, who says he uploaded the bigfoot video for the benefit of a couple of friends, didn’t expect the attention his post has generated, or so he claims.

He explained the potential bigfoot sighting on his YouTube post:
1) We were able to view the subject much better than what the video portrays as it was just a simple point and shoot camera. Contrast was excellent due to the snow behind the subject. 
Bigfoot, or an image purporting to be bigfoot. 
2) The subject was clearly bipedal and was without snowshoes or a backpack and wearing all one-colored clothing. Movement over this kind of terrain in soft snow without snowshoes would have been very difficult and the distance traveled over the given time period would have been very fast for a human without proper snow travel gear. 
3) There was a very steep drop off below where the video was shot, easily a 300m sheer face. We were not equipped with climbing gear and a descent around would have been impossible before nightfall.

4) We have encountered bears on the approach to this summit in the past, this video is most definitely not showing a bear or any other wild animal. 
5) Perhaps the most reasonable explanation for this video is a very ill prepared hiker, hiking up a difficult section of snowline as opposed to a much easier route, one who is very physically fit and able to cover ground in unusually quick fashion and must have had very large feet as we were breaking through snow crust in just our boots.

In the video, Lamont said, “Pretty sure this is Sasquatch down there. I can’t see it very well. It’s this little black dot walking in the middle of the snow in the middle of nowhere…If that’s human, why would you walk up that ridge or that snow line?”

So, is it bigfoot? Or just a black dot superimposed on a video?

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Is Bigfoot real? Sasquatch hair just sold for $225 at auction

Is Bigfoot real?

Until we get solid proof, like a dead body that is authenticated by DNA, the answer will remain shrouded in mystery.

But adding to the intrigue to the "Is Bigfoot real?" debate comes the Nacogdoches Auction in Nacogdoches, Texas, where Bigfoot hair was auctioned off for $225. Is the Bigfoot hair real?

Steve Busti, owner of the Museum of the Weird in Austin, Texas, and  winner of the auction, intends to find out. He plans to have DNA testing performed on the "Bigfoot hair."

"I'm excited," Busti said told GrindTV Outdoor. "I'm really looking forward to having the hair tested. If they come back with some unusual result, it could really change things. This could really be like the smoking gun, if you will, that will prove the existence of this animal."

Ty Shafer of Lufkin, Texas, is convinced the hair is authentic. After hearing how the Bigfoot hair was obtained, Shafer bought a lock of the hair for $15 on the Internet and subsequently put it up for auction over the weekend.

Shafer said the seller of the Bigfoot hair had visited a friend in the state of Washington. It was around Skookumchuck Lake where the hair was discovered near some animal traps (not Bigfoot traps). Not only did the man say the hair belonged to Bigfoot, he claimed to have seen Bigfoot.

Interestingly, according to The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, there have been 16 Bigfoot encounters in Thurston County, in which Skookumchuck Lake is located.

Bigfoot researcher Henner Fahrenbach dismissed the hair that was sold at the auction, saying it was a rip-off because all previously discovered Bigfoot hair samples, about 20 in all, are single strands of hair, not locks of hair.

Nevertheless, Busti is keeping an open mind, knowing the odds that the Bigfoot hair he bought is authentic are slim, or as he put it, "probably a very, very low probability."

"But at the same time," he added, "it's those chances we've got to take to try to find out if these creatures exist or not."

Is Bigfoot real? We may never know the answer?

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hunting Bigfoot in Texas is OK; Sasquatch is not happy

Bigfoot was not very happy to hear Texas hunters can hunt him.

They hunt deer in Texas. They hunt pheasant, turkey, dove and quail, too. They even hunt alligators.

Now you can add Bigfoot to the hunting mix.

No, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department hasn't added Bigfoot to its hunting regulations. But, as it turns out, Bigfoot is indirectly listed as "nongame" wildlife and would be legal to shoot. Seriously.

What started the "hunting Bigfoot" talk was John Lloyd Scharf, a Sasquatch enthusiast from Oregon who posed a question to the TPWD about hunting unknown creatures in Texas.

TPWD chief of staff Lt. David Sinclair told FoxNews.com he responded with a description of the law, though he claims to have been taken "wildly out of context."

Nevertheless, Texas hunting regulations seem to indicate shooting Bigfoot would be perfectly legal.

From FoxNews.com:
[...The] rules Sinclair cites are clear: It would be legal to shoot Sasquatch.

"Nongame" means wildlife indigenous to Texas that aren't deer, sheep, geese, alligators, or any other animal hunted for food. If the Commission doesn’t specifically list a beast -- and needless to say, Bigfoot doesn’t make the list -- it isn’t protected.

So Bigfoot a Longhorn? Absolutely, said Brian Brown, media coordinator for the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy.

"We've got hundreds of sightings going back decades. I don't think we'd have any problem proving it's indigenous. We think they're all over the region," Brown told FoxNews.com.

Oregon resident Scharf worried that the policy could be interpreted as "kill it first, ID it after." He thinks it could even lead to premature extinction of the Bigfoot species. [...]  
The real Bigfoot, allegedly.
.Brown argued that killing a Bigfoot is a necessary way to prove its existence.

"Our primary mission is to conserve these animals. They cannot be conserved until they are accepted as fact. They will not be accepted as fact until a type specimen is produced. It's as simple as that," he wrote on the group's website, texasbigfoot.com.
According to the report, Texas has one of the nation's highest incidents of Bigfoot sightings, following Washington, California, Oregon, Ohio and Florida.

Our guess is that Texas hunters will stick to hunting deer and other species they know to exist. After all, who could shoot an animal with a face like that in the above photo?

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