posted on Jul, 20 2013 @ 10:46 PM
Sasquatch is my main area of research, and I have highly developed opinions and hypotheses regarding most aspects of these animals and their behavior.
This passion was mainly driven by an unmistakable personal encounter, although I have been interested in strange subject matter since I was a child.
My point is that I have analyzed probably hundreds of videos that claim to show sasquatch, probably just about every single one that can be found on
places like Youtube. And unfortunately, the vast majority of these clips are hoaxes.
Once one has a sighting, and analyzes thoroughly the sighting reports of others, they begin to notice the correlations that are present in the data.
These types of correlations would not be present, especially regarding the highly detailed aspects, if the majority of reports were hoaxes or
misidentifications. And all it takes is for ONE single report to be real, and sasquatch must be accepted as an existing animal. I saw this video
today, and although I did not an in-depth analysis, I did spend 5 or 10 minutes checking it out. Unfortunately however, there is little in the way of
What I mean is that when analyzing a video of a purported sasquatch, a researcher must look for details that eliminate the possibility of the animal
being a person in a suit, or show that the animal is in fact a large hairy primate that is not known to science. This is often easier said than done.
The arm length is often something that can be used as a gauge, since typically the arms of a sasquatch are longer in relation to the body than one
would find in the proportions of a human subject. However, arm extensions can and have been used in hoaxes, to give a more real impression in an
attempt to fool those who know what they are looking for, but these extensions virtually eliminate the possibility of the person using their fingers
I always like to get a feel for what is going on in a video. In this case, I got the impression that it was fake right off the bat. The way the camera
"finds" the bigfoot does not seem natural. Obviously the best thing it has going for it is the vocalization. But, this too can be faked. Sasquatch
can create a variety of sounds, and have been known to mimic animals found in their environment. Growling is a common sound that is heard, typically
because sasquatch do not want humans interfering or coming near them. This is why they retreat nine times out ten when a human approaches, and usually
the person is lucky to see them at all. The behavior of this supposed sasquatch does not look very natural to me.
And another unnatural aspect is the arm swing. While sasquatch can have a pronounced arm swing when moving quickly, this arm swing looks exaggerated
very highly. It is like someone saw the PGF and tried to mimic that walk. The animal I saw looked quite similar to the PGF subject, so I think that is
a real bigfoot, for other reasons as well. And since this is commonly held to be the best piece of bigfoot evidence to exist, since it has NEVER been
proven to be a hoax, it makes sense that a hoaxer would use this as a template for their hoax.
And many often comment on the fact that witnesses don't chase after the animals. There are a couple of reasons for this, but I won't get into that
now, as I've done it so many times on various forums in the past. So if this hoaxer had been reading up, they would know that "chasing" after the
animal would make it look more realistic. However, what they didn't know, is that there is an overall feel to a video that cannot be faked. This is
because a person used body language unconsciously. A person will behave differently when filming a real sasquatch as opposed to a sasquatch they know
to be a hoax. And the body language of the person filming this creature says to me that he knows it to be a hoax.
But I admit these reasons are not concrete. This could very well be a real sasquatch. The best way to analyze is to look at the physical
characteristics and the behavior, and see if it lines up with what is known of these animals. We don't see enough of it to really analyze the
physical aspects. And the behavioral aspects, aside from the growling, seem very much inconsistent with the majority of sighting reports. I would not
have expected a bigfoot to have crossed in the open so near to a person. It rarely happens. There is no reason for them to do such a thing, but they
can I suppose. There must be a good reason though. We don't know the reason in this case however, so I cannot really say.
I will just say that while it could be authentic, I think it is a hoax. Out of all the videos that have been released to the public that I have seen,
maybe 12 or so of them can be considered probably real. And only 4 or 5 videos I am certain are real.