posted on Jan, 27 2015 @ 06:47 PM
This is the only really "strange" subject that I have an interest in, due in large part of a sighting I had in Texas not too long ago. Thus I am
100% convinced that the animal known as "bigfoot" or "sasquatch" exists. There are probably hundreds of pieces of video footage of purported
sasquatch, and some of them are likely authentic. However, the main problem lies in the fact that video evidence amounts to literally nothing. It is
not proof, and is not even scientifically-admissible evidence. Along with this problem is the fact that video footage can only show so much, and when
it comes to an animal that will not let a person get too close the majority of the footage obtained will be from a distance. And considering the
animals live in the woods, and since woods are notoriously difficult to see through, another large percentage of visual evidence will depict a
creature obstructed by foliage.
Having studied in detail a number of the thousands upon thousands of reports that have been filed, about 5,000 in the BFRO database alone, I can
confidently say that IF the subject of this video is a bigfoot, that the animal did not see the cameraman. Generally speaking videos of this nature
are hoaxes, mostly because it is uncommon for a sasquatch to be oblivious to its surroundings. It will usually notice a person before a person notices
it. This is common sense considering that sasquatch blend into the foliage much better than a human, and sasquatch do not go around making lots of
noise like people tend to do. I hypothesize that sasquatch's main method of detecting humans is sound, but these animals likely see about as well as
we do, give or take. It is much harder for the eye to pick out a stationary target as opposed to a moving target, which is why you will come across
cases of sasquatch remaining motionless, likely in an attempt to avoid detection. You can walk within 10 feet of something an not see it if it blends
well with the background and is not moving. The eye is attracted to movement, plain and simple.
Anyway, it is possible for a sasquatch to not notice a person, it just does not happen as much as the other way around. Therefore it is rare to get a
video of a sasquatch going about its business, since usually by the time a person gets a camera out the sasquatch has already spotted the human and is
walking away. It adds another level of difficulty for analyzing video evidence, because hoaxers seem to love to depict bigfoot for only a few seconds
before it disappears into the trees. So while this is a natural behavior, it is one of the easiest ways for a hoaxer to show a bigfoot, without
allowing the necessary time and details for later study.
So analyzing the behavior of the subject in a bigfoot video often does not tell us anything. One thing we can be certain of with this video is that
the subject is either a bigfoot or a human, probably in a suit. Obviously it can be nothing else, like a bear. It is obviously bipedal, and has arms
similar to a human. A huge problem arises from the lack of detail. This lack of detail is, as I said, common. Not because all videos are hoaxes, but
usually because of the nature of sasquatch coupled with the limitations of most consumer cameras. A clear view of the subject can be had, but if the
distance is 50 yards away, or even less, no minute details will be visible. You can only conclude that it must be a bigfoot or a man in a suit. That
is what we have here. The camera is just no sufficient enough to provide a lot of detail, meaning that we can analyze only the broadest features. The
foliage obscures details in this video as well. I cannot get an accurate picture of the limb proportions, which can tell us a lot, nor can I get a
view of the facial features, which would likely tell us if this is real or fake.
I will let everyone in on a secret for analyzing any bigfoot video, although the tool doesn't help us much in this instance. One thing the vast
majority of hoax videos have in common is that the actor uses a store-bought suit. Usually these are inexpensive, and are not tailored to the wearer.
If you focus on the legs, especially the area around the calves, you can spot a hoax very quickly. A real bigfoot, including the one I saw, has muscle
definition. And not only that, the muscles move when the animal walks or runs. Many hoax videos depict a leg that is basically straight down. What you
are seeing is the fabric, like a pair of pants, that goes flat down the leg, especially around the calves or ankle area. A biological bigfoot will
have more definition, and not only that, but the thigh area is going to be larger than the lower leg. This detail is so often overlooked that it is a
good indicator. But it is not that it is overlooked as much as it is a difficult detail to alter on a suit, while maintaining any believability.
One way hoaxers get around this is to depict a limited exposure bigfoot, or only show the best features of the suit. You ever wonder why hoax videos
rarely depict facial features? Because it is difficult to make them look believable. Someone who is knowledgeable where the animals are concerned,
especially those who have seen one of the animals, will be able to immediately spot a hoax if they can compare the face to what they know a bigfoot
looks like. Thus hoaxers rarely show the face. Sometimes they obscure the less believable details through foliage, making the actor take a certain
path. The video in question might be real, and the bigfoot is definitely doing something a bigfoot would likely do, but there is just not enough
detail to be certain. There is nothing I saw that immediately suggests a hoax, but I haven't scrutinized it thoroughly.