posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:35 PM
I fancy myself relatively good at spotting hoaxes, and the truth is that the majority of clear footage is hoaxed. There has been quite a buzz among
the sasquatch community over this video recently, and personally I cannot see where the excitement comes from. This video, although it doesn't scream
fake, doesn't jibe with what I personally know about these animals. So in my opinion, this is a hoax.
Sasquatch do run in front of vehicles on occasion, but this is very rare. 9 times out of 10 they are going to wait to cross until the threat has
passed. Given that the animal would have heard the vehicle from a ways off makes it seem likely that this is fake, but mostly it is the subject
itself, rather than the behavior, that makes me think hoax.
I suppose it is possible that a younger sasquatch, which is what this would have been if real, may have been spooked by the approaching noise, but it
is slightly hard to swallow.
I cannot say with complete certainty, but it is my opinion that this video does NOT depict a real sasquatch. Many times it is quite easy to tell from
observing the subject of the video right off the bat whether it is authentic, or likely authentic, when one has studied these animals for so long.
They move in a certain way, they have certain characteristics that are hard to duplicate in their entirety, and this makes most hoaxes easy to spot.
The main reason it is hard to spot a hoax is that the view is not totally unobstructed. But real sasquatch videos are usually obstructed as well, as
these animals do not like to expose themselves when there is someone in the area. And they usually know.
It takes an extremely rare set of circumstances to catch a sasquatch in clear view, and then it is even more unlikely that the person seeing the
animal will have a camera handy. Many times, by the time they get their camera out, the animal is already in cover. They will usually wait and observe
the person who saw them once they reach relative cover and safety, and will do this for a little while before moving on. We can speculate as to why
they do this, but no one knows for sure. I imagine there is some amount of curiosity involved, but it is probably more instinctual for them to want to
make sure that they are not being followed or tracked.
People make the mistake of assuming that they are another dumb animal, and it is this misconception that has contributed highly to the fact that we
have not documented them yet. The same techniques used to find other animals are not going to work on them as well. We need to assume we were trying
to catch a human with great bushcraft skills if we want to really be able to get them on camera with a good view. They are not as smart as humans in
general, but when it comes to their environment, they are extremely intelligent; moreso than humans.