[I couldn't find this anywhere on ATS (surprisingly), if it has been posted already, add a link to the first one and close mine]
The story is pretty compelling, more so than the image, but, considering it was shot on a cell phone and the photographer has (or is willing to)
handed the phone over to forensics experts so they can extract the RAW image, with no changes, from the phone it's shaping up to be an interesting
According to the story some 25 years ago father, son and brother were camping, hunting, and fishing out in the Virginia wilds. One evening well after
dark the son keeps seeing "red eyes" peering at him from beyond the fire light. The father tells the kid to shoot where he sees the eyes, which is
an absolutely stupid thing to tell someone to do and after the kid squeezes off the round they claim they heard the terrible shriek, extremely loud
shuffling/crushing of trees, and then a huge splash into the nearby lake. The next morning they get up and have a look at the area the noise came from
and they claim it looked like something huge had been drug through all the way to the water, the little trees were all bent or broken, etc...
Fast forward 25 years to last week, June 28, 2014 to be exact, and we find the father is back in the same spot, the spot he and his sons had been
telling the above story of for 25 years. He says he saw Bigfoot, plain as day and got a picture of him with the only camera he had with him, his
Verizon cell phone.
Showing the two pictures, one can see that from both perspectives the bigfoot has not moved at all.
This leads me to think that we are seeing a burned out tree, from some sort of fire.
I think it's very possible that "Bigfoot" as it is known exists in some sense. The species has been spotted all around the globe, for many years. And
we have explored about as much of our forests as our deep oceans, which is not very much to say the least.
However, this does not look like sound bigfoot evidence.
Maybe if someone can make a gif of the two pictures, it'd help them see what I am seeing here?
The only way I could step back from my stance would be this: If the two pictures were taken at the exact same time. And I mean exact.
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I keep saying, if Les Stroud can't find Bigfoot, he probably doesn't exist. That said, I feel kind of meh about it, a large ape type creature that
is slightly off from what we already know about just doesn't seem to be too exciting to me anyway.
No joke I knew a fisherman who would wear bright red speedos and stand wearing only that on the bow of his little fishing boat waving at other hopeful
fishermen to creep them out and scare them away from his favorite fishing hole when they would encroach. Seemed to work because we never went near
the guy when he was there. Wouldn't be surprised if it was a local fisherman doing the scooby do villain act to keep others away.
What would happen if we found it/them? Would we go down the road of putting them in Zoo's and doing Experiments on them? Could we just leave them as
they are? Would that be possible knowing that they are alot of gun nuts who love the hunt fix.
I liked the prelude text, which pretty much says 'I'm not saying it's bigfoot, but it's bigfoot." And honestly in this day in age with all the
'cellphone' tech there should've been more than a few stills, video footage would've easily been captured.
I won't rule it out immediately though, I had a similar experience back in '89 (which is a story for another time.) Nowadays anecdotal and witness
evidence has more credence than actual evidence because footage can be doctored.
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Les Stroud is a total bad ass, and if anyone will find this illusive species it could be him!
I grew up in Northern California, home of the redwoods. Our forests are absolutely massive in scale, and not only so- they are dense. So dense that if
one were to walk 30 feet off the beaten path then spin in a circle, they would have no idea which direction they came from.
Point being, anything could be out there. We really just don't know.
Would be nice if we could nab a billionaire to buy a satellite with infra-red technology- and have it just sit in areas that have a high bigfoot
Living there though, I have met dozens of people from all professions and walks of life who have sworn up and down that they witnessed a bigfoot. As a
witness to impressive UFOs, I unfortunately am a subscriber to the "seeing is believing" philosophy.... Until I see one for myself, I can't
"believe" or "disbelieve"... They are just stories, but testimony that increasingly becomes more interesting to me as I continue to keep an open
I certainly can't make it out, and I agree there should be more pictures but I wasn't there so I don't know what the circumstances were. It seems a
little dubious that you've been telling a story for 25 years, you go back to the same spot and you only manage to get two indistinguishable images.
If I'd been wondering what that "thing" my son took a blind shot in the dark at for 25 years, suspecting all the while that it was Bigfoot, and I
went back to the spot it happened and actually saw Bigfoot leaning up against a tree, I'd have been clicking the pictures non stop.
A hoaxer on the other hand would likely just get the bare minimum required to make a splash. I am certainly not stating the shooter is a hoaxer, I'm
merely pointing out what my 30+ years experience exposing hoaxes indicates.
I'm much more inclined to think that is a small black bear as well, standing near the water's edge. The author claims the photo's are "not blurry,
clear shots," but it's lacks any detail and too distant to determine anything at all about it. Man in a suit? Bear? Any features at all?
Sadly this looks more like an attempt to garner views and hook subscribers than a real Bigfoot encounter. Over 4 minutes of slow crawling text
relating some story from 25 years ago then a few seconds at the end showing the photos that could easily be a black bear.
If I were a more cynical person, I might think this was a simple black bear encounter in which someone ginned up a Bigfoot back story for in a bid for
I'm not sure where on the intercoastal this is exactly but the great dismal swamp did have a pretty big fire a few years back that burned for weeks.
It was in an area they couldn't get the trucks to. Generally fires are allowed to burn themselves out in there as the swamp tends to contain them.
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