posted on Sep, 10 2011 @ 02:22 PM
For anyone hoping this is an authentic creature, I hate to break it to you, but this is a leaf blowing in front of the lens.
I have trail cameras myself, and I can tell you that they are NOT heat triggered. I have some that are triggered by motion, and some that simply snap
a photo every minute, which can be changed by the owner. I would say this camera could be either one of those types, but I am not sure a leaf would
have set off a motion activated camera, so it could have been preset to snap a photo every so often.
I think it is obvious this is a leaf for a few reasons, one of which is the color. The second reason is that anatomically speaking, a creature like
this should not exist. I say that because even though the "creature" appears a good distance from the camera, masking certain features, it is
obvious that the "legs" of the "creature" end abruptly. Another problem is the square head, the lack of hands and certain limb features, and the
overall size and stature.
Anyone who has spent a good deal of time looking at photos of primates should understand exactly what I am attempting to explain, and that is
basically what everyone is thinking right? Bigfoot? I would stake my reputation on the claim that this is not a wild, forest-dwelling animal, and I
also do not discount the possibility of a hoax.
The ONLY thing that slightly bothers me is upon zooming in on the photo, and paying close attention to the edge of the tree in the center, it is hard
to determine if the object in question passes in front of or behind the tree.
Edit to add: Upon further scrutinizing I have decided to change my mind. I do not think this is a leaf anymore. I would like to change my
interpretation of this picture, firmly and openly stating that I now believe it to be a doctored image. So basically I am saying it is a fake.
You may wonder why I decided to change my interpretation, and the main reason is the edges of the object, and the edges of the tree located in the
center of the picture, just don't sit right with me. I genuinely believe this could have been a leaf at one point, but it was subsequently edited to
cast doubt on the object's status as a leaf. You may disagree, but that is what I believe. I didn't just look at it briefly and come to this
conclusion, but rather I have scrutinized every aspect of the photo before making this claim, and I ask anyone who disagrees with me to do the
If I am wrong, then I suspect that the outlines of the object and the tree in the photograph look the way they do simply because of the freak
conditions and timing of the movement and quality of the shot, which in my opinion would be more distinguishable nine times out of ten.