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Genuine footage of the florida "skunk ape"

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posted on May, 16 2007 @ 05:12 AM
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The Florida Skunk Ape is supposedly a seven foot tall gorilla like creature said to resemble the legendary Abominable Snowman.

Witnesses in the Florida Everglades have claimed to have spotted the red-haired Bigfoot, known locally as a Skunk Ape because of its appalling smell.

There are even websites and local stores in florida dedicated to the skunk ape.

www.youtube.com...

What do you think, myth or reality?

[edit on 16-5-2007 by SuperSlovak]




posted on May, 16 2007 @ 05:38 AM
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I believe there may be some type of creature living in the Florida everglades........but I don't think this is it.


As one of the scrutinizers so aptly put " it looked like a football player".

I found the movements too exaggerated. IMO, fake .



posted on May, 16 2007 @ 05:41 AM
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Well I will say that it doesn't look like a foot ball player in a monkey suit, running through the swamp.I wouldn't have been able to stand there taping that, I would've been running the other way screaming probably.It is very good footage and doesn't seem to be a hoax. However I could be wrong.I do believe in bigfoot though, where ever he may be hiding.



posted on May, 16 2007 @ 08:31 AM
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i could barely see anything in this video, the quality is awful!
from what i did see (arm movements), i'm in agreement with grail - very deliberate, exaggerated and probably fake.
but *shrug* real footage would look very similar to this, so i guess we can't debunk it until we get a bit more evidence.



posted on May, 16 2007 @ 08:47 AM
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I have seen that one before.
I truly believe that the Patterson film is real.
I am not sure that this is fake either.
too many pixels to see clearly
weird



posted on May, 16 2007 @ 11:19 AM
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this is a little clearer

www.youtube.com...

[edit on 16-5-2007 by DistantDefiance]



posted on May, 16 2007 @ 11:48 AM
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I'm not taking sides on the question of real or not, but I did have a thought on things in the pictures. Having long ago lived in south Florida, the ground was often very soft in many of the open areas. Could the arm motion look exaggerated because 'it' was moving in enough 'muck' to make swinging the arms a help to more rapid locomotion?



posted on May, 16 2007 @ 11:49 AM
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hard to tell. What ever it is it's supposed to be male. It had one hell of a sagittal ridge. Movements are exagerated and the arms seem wrong to me somehow. The hands look limp like they are attached to sticks as extensions that the guy is holding in the suit. COnversly the suit is tighter, but it's body is oddly shaped even for a ape hominid. SOmething looks off. But then again I've never seen a real bigfoot so I have nothing to really compare it with. I think the Patterson film was real though.



posted on May, 16 2007 @ 12:04 PM
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That video is horrendous quality. It may be authentic but that certainly will not be proof enough for me. Also I thought the arm movements of the Skunk Ape in this video looked exaggerated. It almost looked as if it was trying to swing it arms while striding to look different from a human (made me think it's a hoax). Obviously I do not know how a Skunk Ape would look while strolling but it just did not feel "right" to me. I'll keep my mind open but until I see some footage better than that mess I will be under the assumption that the Skunk Ape may exist but I have yet to clearly see it. Mo out.



posted on May, 16 2007 @ 12:18 PM
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sorry about the quality!!!!

someone else in the thread posted the video in better quality.

[edit on 16-5-2007 by SuperSlovak]



posted on May, 16 2007 @ 06:01 PM
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hehe the quality isn't your fault, slovak, don't worry bout it

looks like the ATS crew's sixth senses (or subtle BS detectors lol) are working overtime on this video. i think we all agree that there's just something not right about it, but as we've all said, seeing as it's supposed to look like a hairy man anyway, chances are a real film will look pretty darn similar to this one!
i think what might be the niggling problem with this vid is it's clarity - and i don't mean the physical picture. it almost seems set up. the 'skunk ape' is so close to the cameraman it would have noticed him before it emerged from cover. if skunk apes showed this level of casual behavior towards people they'd have been found before now.

the guy on the film explains that it caught a whiff of him and began to run off, but being a homonid it would use sight before smell. that thing would have seen him way before it smelt him.



posted on May, 17 2007 @ 04:45 AM
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are you saying these creatures dont exist?

its the 20th century and still much of the earth is unexplored...



posted on May, 17 2007 @ 05:31 AM
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are you saying these creatures don't exist?

its the 20th century and still much of the earth is unexplored...


Slovak,

I re-read this entire post twice, and I don't see where anyone has stated they don't believe they exist!

On the contrary, most of the posters affirm their belief that such a creature exists.

Not sure why you would ask such a question in relation to the responses you've received



posted on May, 17 2007 @ 05:38 AM
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As a resident of extreme south Florida and having lived in West Palm, Tampa, Boca, now the Keys... I can tell you one thing, Floridians will make a tourist attraction out of an alligator turd. And pridefully hang a sign inviting you to look at it for 50 bucks a head. And many line up with 50 in hand grinning.

As for whether or not this fella exists, I can explain his exaggerated arm movements by decribing how any creature that walks upright would have to walk through low water... exactly that way. Anyone, big or small short or tall would walk that way. I live ON the beach. Trust me. See it everyday.

Having said all of that, I do believe that many whole-heartedly believe in this fella. More than anything though its about the money, the attraction.

Just as the sky way bridge in Sarasota is for jumping. If not for that alone, the Holiday Inn Espree at the foot of the bridge on the Hillsborough county side would have closed doors long ago. They keep up and running for the jumpers. Sick to watch! They always get locked up when they hit land but I would imagine it worth it.

Here in Florida we will build or lie about anything that gets people down here looking with a full wallet. Can you say Vagas?



posted on May, 17 2007 @ 08:53 AM
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All I saw was a black group of pixels moving across a grey group of pixels.

I know Bigfootage is hard to come by, but this is a pixelly mess.



posted on May, 17 2007 @ 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by NGC2736
I'm not taking sides on the question of real or not, but I did have a thought on things in the pictures. Having long ago lived in south Florida, the ground was often very soft in many of the open areas. Could the arm motion look exaggerated because 'it' was moving in enough 'muck' to make swinging the arms a help to more rapid locomotion?


I was just about to comment on this. It IS in the everglades right? If people have been there, they know that this area would be swampy. I'm still out on the fakeness of it though.



posted on May, 17 2007 @ 10:45 AM
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ahhh, i didn't see any swamp, thought it was a dry grass field or something *slaps self* well that would make it a bit more plausable, certainly!
slovak, if you're asking *me* whether i believe that skunk apes exist, i'd have to say, hand on heart, not really. but i'm a professional amateur lol i won't ignore something based on biased opinion. everything, even dragons and unicorns and bigfoots deserve the same amount of study.
i've yet to watch the reposted footage, so i'll leave my extended opinion on it til later



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 09:10 AM
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I love the Skunk Ape stories. Although that looked like a guy in a monkey suit.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by SuperSlovak
The Florida Skunk Ape is supposedly a seven foot tall gorilla like creature said to resemble the legendary Abominable Snowman.

Witnesses in the Florida Everglades have claimed to have spotted the red-haired Bigfoot, known locally as a Skunk Ape because of its appalling smell.

There are even websites and local stores in florida dedicated to the skunk ape.

www.youtube.com...

What do you think, myth or reality?

[edit on 16-5-2007 by SuperSlovak]


Congratulations, the quality in that video one of the WORST I have ever seen.

Any better videos? Seems he got a really good close up moving shot of the Skunk Ape!



posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 03:16 PM
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Looks like a sulky teenager in a hooded brown tracksuit stomping away.



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