My take on the film? ..... interesting to say the least
First, let me say that Michigan was a hotbed for young movie makers back in the seventies ..... this might have been one of their productions.
At first I thought that the creature looked like a gorilla or some sort of a primate but, as previously mentioned, the legs "didn't look right".
The hind legs did not move like the legs of gorilla. The hind legs of the creature seemed to move like those of a dog! Incidentally, there are no
indigenous apes of any kind in Michigan, Ohio or, for that matter, anywhere in the U.S.
Certainly one could have escaped from a zoo but I could not find any reports of escaped gorillas in Michigan while doing an extensive google search.
I did, however, find a number of reports of escaped gorillas from zoos around the world.
I had to discount bears as well. Although there certainly were some similarities, no one in their right minds would chase after a bear. In mind that
is almost inconceivable and I have to discount that entirely. Anyone living in rural Michigan would know not to chase after a bear....unless they
were hunting ....period.
I also have to discount Wolverines. Wolverines are not animals that one just runs across. They are extremely reclusive and, besides, they don't
typically attack people when there is an avenue of escape. Also, the creature appeared to be much larger than a wolverine --much larger.
Wikipedia entry on wolverines
Another possibility is Bigfoot or another unknown creature of the sort. This would be one very plausible possibility as there have been numerous
bigfoot sightings in Michigan over the years. Michigan Bigfoot Sightings
Another possibility is the famed "Sister Lakes Creature"
During the sixties, a plethora of wild reports started to fill Michigan newspapers about a seven foot tall creature resembling, as some reports
stated, a cross between a black bear and a gorilla.
One thing is certain, the terrain in the video certainly resembled the Kalamazoo area of Sister Lakes.
I would guess that this video might have been made at the time of the Sister Lakes Creature sightings. It was either genuine or it might have been
made to appear to be a genuine movie of the famed creature. In other words a hoax.
I'm afraid that we might never really know which it was. Real or Fake?
[edit on 9/29/2007 by benevolent tyrant]