Originally posted by Dr Love
First, what are we supposed to assume from the dropping of the camera? Second, why not just film whatever it is from your car where you can at least
balance the camera? Third, why are they just filming trees as they go by, and yes, they just happen to give you that shot of the camera in the
sideview mirror just to give you that feeling of authenticity? Fourth, what are the odds of this thing showing up while they just happen to be filming
trees for no reason?
Your points are valid but also very vague. Meaning that what you say that is apparently 'suspicious' is also very common.
What are we supposed to assume from him dropping the camera? Well obviously that the camera man was attacked by the creature in question. Now maybe he
got killed, maybe his friend helped him and everything is ok. Maybe they managed to get free, make it back to the truck and drive as fast as they can.
Why leave the tape/camera I hear you ask? Well I know personally if it was me who just got attacked by a wild creature, I'd leg it back to the car as
soon as possible. I wouldn't think twice about picking up the camera. That could stay there as far as I was concerned. There's a beast outside the
You then ask why he didn't film it from the car? Well that's a very valid point, but the way you ask it seems like you find him running after the
creature in question odd. It's human nature to be inquisitive and we always try to get a better shot. He was thinking in a split second remember!
Let's say it is a gorilla. Seeing these creatures in Ohio is very uncommon, so he wanted to jump off and get a better angle to film the event. It's
possible and shouldn't be overlooked. We do things in the spur of the moment.
Then you ask why are they filming trees as they go past. Do we know the background of the people filming? Are they from the area? Were they on
vacation? It's very plausible that they wanted to capture the surrounding beauty of Michigan so were filming the trees. I recently went down my local
river and countryside with a camera to take photographs which I then edited on my computer. If I had taken a photo of Bigfoot or something similar,
you would ask why I randomly 'just had' a camera handy! Then when eyewitnesses write reports of seeing an apparent Bigfoot, sceptics say WHY DIDN'T
THEY HAVE A CAMERA HANDY!? You can't win.
You claim that giving a shot of the camera in the mirror adds suspicion. Another valid point and it could totally be a hoax. But in the same breath it
was only pointed out as far as I know on the Youtube version of the video, where it was broken down, slowed down and analysed in more detail. The
man/lady with the camera could just be panning back and forth and captured a shot of the camera in a mirror. There's nothing supernatural, odd or
suspicious here as far as I'm concerned. It happens! If they planned to do that because the whole thing is a hoax then that's a different story. But
getting the camera flashing in a mirror, happens!
Again, you lastly point out "what are the odds of this thing showing up while they just happen to be filming trees for no reason?"
they were filming the trees for no reason do you? Please provide links and evidence showing that they were. I've already pointed out that they could
be on holiday taking footage, they could be keen film enthusiasts taking shots of the surrounding beauty. There's many alternative reasons. And yes
the odds are very slim of you ever seeing something mysterious, but that's not a statement you can use to debunk apparent paranormal activity. Things
happen when you least expect it and like I said above, the believers or anyone who wanted evidence, would be screaming WHY DIDN'T YOU HAVE A CAMERA
AT THAT TIME IT APPEARED! DAMN! if they didn't capture it on film/footage.
Now it looks like I'm defending the footage, which I'm not. I'm just putting forward my views on what you said. Everything you said was negative
towards the footage without proper reason, as what you claim is 'odd and suspicious' can be answered with possible theories. I fully respect your
comments and they all add to the discussion.
It could very well be fake or genuine. I'm totally on the fence really. We need to know more background info on the camera operators and why they
were in the area? What happened to the camera operator also?!