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originally posted by: boymonkey74
Do black bears live there?.
originally posted by: FlySolo
a reply to: TheScale
Nothing against you, but it blows my mind how someone can see something completely different. Like a bike. Can you really see a bike or just the upper portion of something that could be on a bike? I clearly see a little fella hop right up.
originally posted by: FlySolo
a reply to: seabhac-rua
I tried to watch it with a bike in mind, I can't see it. But I do see something hop up and catch a ride even more than before.
1) Great North was not your average commercial film project, where there might be some motivation, arguably, to include a silly gimmick. This was a very serious nature documentary. Great North was funded by a Canadian-government-owned public utility, Hydro-Quebec, with the support of the prestigious Swedish Museum of Natural History (founded in 1819), and a long list of others who would seriously frown on a hoax in this context.
2) The location is very remote. The spot can probably be reached only by helicopter (and therefore it should be easy to control access -- probably no more than three re-feuling heliports can service this area). The only people in this area at this time, more than likely, were the people who were flown in there by helicopter to get these shots. Experience has taught us that people who obtain footage of a person masquerading as a sasquatch, especially at a remote location ... are always involved in the hoax. So the camera crew, or someone connected with the camera crew, would have to be involved in this, if it was a hoax ... It would not be a "third-party hoax," not at such a remote spot.
3) The film premiered nine (9) years ago. If it was a hoax the figure would have been pointed out closer to the time of release, if the crew had been involved. It would not have been pointed out as a possible sasquatch nine years after the release, and long after the film was no longer being shown in IMAX theaters. The hoaxer crew would have gone to a lot of trouble for no reward.
This possibility is more likely than a hoax, but it is still pretty unlikely, for a few reasons.
The three most likely possibilities in the non-hoaxer human scenario:
1) A cameraman/photographer trying to get to a better position to film/photograph the rushing herd;
2) A crew member, other than the cameraman, stumbled into the shot or was trying to purposely direct the herd in a particular direction;
3) A hunter trying to get into a better position to take down a caribou.
This "cameraman" does not appear to be carrying a camera, especially not a camera on a tripod. The "camerman" must be scrambling over to where a camera is already set up on a tripod. But that doesn't make sense. If a camera was already set up there, why would the cameraman not be waiting behind it ... Isn't that what wildlife photographers do?
- Bicycles aren't even mentioned. Further to:
In one part of the "behind-the-scenes" video, local herdsmen in Scandinavia are shown herding reindeer using motorcycles and ATV's. Nowhere in the scenes shot in Quebec/Labrador do they show herdsmens, etc., on motorcycles or ATVs. One of the key points of the film is the contrast with Scandinavia, because the natives in Quebec do not herd caribou at all. No one does that, actually. The camera crew in Quebec accessed those migration areas by helicopter.
Comments in the interviews indicate other important factors that are relevant to the question of whether it could be another cameraman.
The director emphasized how important it was to remain perfectly still when a caribou herd was nearby, due to their tendency to stampede dangerouly (sic)when spooked. The crew clearly wanted to avoid a situation where a fast-moving herd might run toward them. Whereas, the GNF figure is clearly trying to get closer to the running caribo
The clip was shot from a great distance with a telescopic lens. It shows droves of caribou crossing an unnamed body of water (either a river, or a lake arm, or a fjord arm).