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The above picture was posted on Reddit. It shows an odd looking figure in the frame. I do not know who to credit for the photograph or actually where this was taken. What I do know about it is that it was taken in a park during a full moon. Reportedly the person who took this picture was snapping off several pictures, and this figure showed up in one of them.

The figure appears to be rather small but with nothing for scale it is really hard to determine the overall height. The figure does appear to be bipedal and humanoid in appearance.

I will attempt to enhance the image to gather more details.

My previous post featured a viral image of a Mystery figure from Arizona which caught fire and sparked debate. There is another image, actually a game camera picture, that is also getting a lot of attention. The above picture was taken by a game cam in Pennsylvania. The picture was posted to facebook by James Bobo Fay of the hit TV show Finding Bigfoot. He stated the picture came from Clara County, but I don't think there is a Clara County. What I think he was referring to was Clara Township which is in Potter county,PA. 

If it was indeed Clara Township, then this is a very small place with a small population of around 200 people. Clara Township is only about 20 square miles in size.

Now, lets get back to the picture, is there evidence of a bear or a bigfoot?

Still frame from the original video
First let me say, I know this is a very old video but I thought it was worth a revisit. I know many are probably not that interested in this old video but maybe I can give some new or updated information about it.  I do know that at one time this video was pretty popular and was even featured on the Finding Bigfoot TV show. Not only that but the video was featured on many top bigfoot video list. I can remember the Facebook/FindBigfoot page having it rank and down as a real bigfoot.

Let talk a look at the background story, here it is from the description used on the video.
Still frame from the original video
In case you missed it, there is a video that is getting a lot of attention of what some think could be a bigfoot in a corn field. The back story in a nutshell is that this young girl was using her iPad to film the beautiful sky while her mother drove somewhere. You can hear the little girl talk about how pretty the sky is and then as they are driving along, a figure is seen moving into a corn field. The little girl shouts "What was that?"

This reportedly was shot in Provo, Utah, which has been home to several possible bigfoot videos over the years, is it a hot spot or is it a hoax spot? This video is interesting but sadly the video is not good enough to make a clear judgement based on the visual content of the moving picture. So, we have to take aspects of the video and attempt to gain more knowledge about the figure.

I have not said very much about the "Russian Yeti Runs Across Road "video for a few simple reasons. One reason is that I really have not taken the time to actually study it over. But today I thought I would play "Johnny come lately" and give the video a little inspection. I know my opinion will not change anything or carry much weight but it is a slow day for me, so, why not?

First, let me be up front and say I have a hard time trusting videos of bigfoot from Russia. It seems they have more hoaxers than we do here in the USA. I also think that it is better to inspect these types of videos with a skeptical approach.

So, the first thing I did is grab a still frame from the video. I wanted to zoom it in, adjust different aspects of the image and see if I can gather any more details about the figure. I know this is a difficult task because of the almost all white snowy backdrop. During this process, I really could not get any real useful information about the figure itself. One thing I noticed in the video and the still frames is that there does not appear to be any eye shine, but maybe it just did not look directly at the camera.

 Another problem about analyzing this video or a still frame from it is that there is nothing in it that can give you a sense of scale. This makes it almost impossible to determine the height of the figure.

In my opinion, I think the figure looks rather small. I make that assumption based on the width of the road, it appears a bit narrow. We do not know what type of vehicle they are driving but if you just take any average car or truck, you are talking about something 5-6 foot wide. This road is not much wider that the auto they are driving. It appears to take the figure 3 or 4 running steps to cross the small road. If the road is 10 foot wide and it takes 3-4 running steps to cross it, then the strides would easily fall within human range and average size, in my opinion. Of course, this is all speculative on my part. It could also very well have been a young yeti.

We can see that the figure is moving at a pretty good speed in what appears to be fairly deep snow. But is it moving faster than a human could move? I don't think the speed appears to be something superhuman but we really can not be definite on this conclusion.

According to the description under the video, this was some nature sight seeing tourist out for a drive. But a line towards the end of the description could be rather telling, here is that line: "..The folklore of this particular region of Russia, the Republic of Bashkortostan, tells stories of Shurale, a tall hairy creature that tickles his victims to death."

The only thing I can find or think of that supposedly tickles its victims to death is the Mahaha. The Mahaha is said to live in the Arctic and to be a demon. The description of the Mahaha is nothing like a bigfoot or the figure seen in this particular video. I'll be the first to admit, I do not know very much about local Russian folklore in the region of the Republic of Bashkortostan, so, it may be a true statement in the video description.    
Now, with all of that said I still think the video is interesting. I do think it is most likely a prank/hoax but we really need more information to really make a solid conclusion. I know whenever a video of this nature is posted online, you will have some who accept it as real and some who reject it as a hoax. It seems you can't get either side to change their minds either way. So, knowing that and knowing my opinion will have no real effect, I invite you to watch the video for yourself and make up your own mind.

Here is the video.

If anyone would like to provide their thoughts on the video, feel free to post in the comments. Tell us what you like about the video or what you do not like.


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.

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UFO emerging from a cloud
UFO emerging from a cloud

This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.

The still frame above is from a very popular UFO video, it shows some people driving down a busy highway and stopping and filming what appears to be a UFO emerging from behind the clouds. The UFO also shoots out some blue lightening bolts. The video has been pretty viral on facebook and youtube. Normally the shared video comes with a warning that the video is being deleted from the Internet and that you need to share it. The question becomes is it real or fake? I have the answer but before we get into all that lets watch the video.

The video is very compelling to many people and many others are just unsure if the video is of a real UFO. Some just wonder if it's real or fake...well wondered no longer.

The above video was a viral marketing campaign created by a Brazilian advertising company. The company's name is Attitude Comunicacao, which is a company associated with Atitudemediabox. The campaign was started way back in 2011 and believe it or not it was for a pizza box advertising company, that company is Pizzboxx. Pizzboxx makes custom advertisements for pizza boxes.
Here is an example of one of their many pizza boxes.
Custom Pizza Boxes
Custom Pizza Box
A very cool looking pizza box, they also did a Spider-Man one and many others.  

Atitudemediabox also issues a statement about the video on their web page, found HERE.
Here is a translation of their statement:
"To disclose the approval between the AtitudeMediaBox and the PizzBoxx group wanted something unusual.
Our campaign is only at the beginning and already have many media by Brazil. "Ufo Rondon" was a story built not only by us, but by the whole population. Congratulations to all and thank you so much creativity.
Subscribe to our channel on YouTube (agatitudecomunicacao), follow us on Twitter (@atitudemediabox) and wait for the end of the viral film that almost became an epidemic."

Now, if that is still not enough to convince you, there was also a follow up video and here it is....

In the end, I would have to say it was a very good marketing campaign and very effective. The original video is still making the rounds on facebook and many are convinced it's the real deal.

All this talk about pizza is making me hungry, I wonder what is on our pizza boxes?

Have a great day and keep watching the skies...and your pizza boxes.


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This video was posted to youtube by user Doug Johnson. The beast seen in the video is MASSIVE but is it a bigfoot?
I just did a quick analysis of the video.  It's a cool video and I enjoyed playing around with it. I don't know if the guys filming the video knew what it was or not.


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The folks over at FB/FB released the following video of  what is claimed to be a sasquatch.

Here is what is said about the video.
"Camper films Sasquatch with iPhone" Uploaded 9/13/12, FB/FB saw it with just 6 views. Anonymous Camper hears activity and pulls out his Iphone and films something behind a tree from within his tent. Confirms on Huge Nocturnal eyes, tree hiding/peeking, Heavy Brow Ridge, Coned Head, sloping forehead, Gorilla-like shoulders with human-shaped face and nose, Long upper lip. Many features of archaic humans. This is a preliminary analysis. Will eventually be released in color."

FB/FB has done some good work in the past but some of their analysis can be questioned.
As for this video I think we really need to see the color version.
I have compared a still frame from the video to a known bigfoot suit....see what you think.

Still frame - bigfoot suit 

Looks pretty close to me,but hard to say for sure...I'd guess the color version would show more detail either way. Maybe bigfoot suffers from male pattern baldness?
In any case it is a somewhat interesting video and it will be fun to see where this ends up.
Thanks goes to FB/FB for sharing the video.


UPDATE: I have done a little more research into the origin of this video. It appears that this new group of people from the website shootingsasquatch.com released the video. This is their first release of a actual bigfoot video but it seems like they have more coming. No other real info about the group is on the website, but just seems kind of spoofy to me. Shooting sasquatch....do they mean with a gun or a camera? I think they mean with a camera ,Butchykid style. 

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Uploaded on Apr 10, 2012 by gusdog369
"While Filming in the woods behind our campsite, we find someone or something wacthing us."

TCC - This is a new video and I wanted to take a closer look at it.
It appears to be just a suit but it's a fun little video and I expect to see more of these from gusdog369.
The little kids are cute as well.Remember is is NOT a video any of us at TCC filmed.


The idea is that living systems are more complicated than purely physical ones, a concept that can be represented mathematically.
Further, NASA doesn’t need a human expedition to Mars to nail down the claim, neuropharmacologist and biologist Joseph Miller, with the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, told Discovery News.
“The ultimate proof is to take a video of a Martian bacteria. They should send a microscope -- watch the bacteria move,” Miller said.
“On the basis of what we’ve done so far, I’d say I’m 99 percent sure there’s life there,” he added.
Researchers crunched raw data collected during runs of the Labeled Release experiment, which looked for signs of microbial metabolism in soil samples scooped up and processed by the two Viking landers.

A Hollywood FX expert has reviewed the hotly debated "Sweden UFO" footage with powerful video editing tools and says the video is not faked.

The unidentified technician stops short of confirming the flying saucer is an actual unidentified flying object, but observes that if it is phony, "it's the best fake ever" posted to YouTube.
 The expert cloaks his voice and is probably a little gun-shy to be using his skills and equipment to investigate a paranormal topic. But one look at his editing software, the brilliantly sharpened original footage and his obvious command of the technology is enough to turn any skeptic into a true believer.
Referring to "chroma keys" and "motion tracking," the expert gets a little worked up by the end of the analysis, throwing out some unnecessary profanity to untrained commenters slamming the original video.

But, if anything, it shows the passion put into the effort and makes a very strong argument that, whatever the UFO is, it's clearly not a hoax.

So what is it?

Here's the video:

[Via News Gather ]

TCC - A couple of weeks ago I ran across the video below. I found it very interesting as it was a new angle for looking at the Famous Patterson film, But I had a question pop into my head almost immediately and it was "Could someone running hit the mark?"

Well a few day ago I was contacted by David Edwards about something totally unrelated to the above video. We had a good email exchange and as it turns out David is what I like to call a "science guy".
A science guy that has an interest in bigfoot. I will not go into his extensive education or his degrees but trust me he is a very credible professional person and does hold a few degrees. He was also willing to help us if we needed anything done from a "Science guy."
Anyway, I told him about the above video and I posed my question to him: "could a person running hit the mark?" and would he like to do an analysis of or about it. He said Yes and what follows is his findings.

[This is a guest post by David Edwards: The Science Guy]

Responding to your question on the video and the gait. Could a person hit the mark by running?
Not running:

but yes for speed walking:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2urNVmKnEaQ (Embedding was disabled for this video)
Runners actually extend well above 90 degrees. Runners land on the mid to front part of the foot springing off with a burst of power in the next step.
Speed walkers, while lifting higher than casual walking, don't typically get up to a 90 degree angle, but midway between the two... like around 70-75 degrees. Speed walkers also land their leg on the heel and roll forward. They rely less on the power burst than just momentum of fast moving legs over shorter distance.
What's interesting about the speed walking angle is that Patty in real time is actually walking fast, not running. But even though the lift is comparable and the landing similar, the overall gait is not. Both speed-walkers and runners lock their leg at some point in the cycle. Patty has bent knees throughout. I think the high-stepping bent-knee gait is an adaptation of walking up and down uneven hills, like the clearance of her walk would allow her to step over boulders or to get better balance when taking a high step onto boulders. Keeping the knees bent allows for better balance.
So I think a speed walker could better replicate the leg lift and probably the overall gait, but it would take a lot of practice.
What stands out to me on Patty is not the usual mentions - breasts, leg hernia, jawline, etc. But lower limb proportion.
For humans, the ratio of hip to knee length versus knee to ankle length is relatively equal.
For gorillas, the hip to knee length is far greater than knee to ankle length; since they typically walk on all 4s that makes sense.
For Sasquatch, the hip to knee length is longer than knee to ankle length, but not as equally proportioned as a human. I think this proportion with their longer arms would allow them to run on all 4s if they had to and be more gracefully than humans on all 4s.
Like gorillas they have a massive upper body. So it seems they would need longer larger thighs & hamstrings to support their upper bodies when walking and muscular thighs would give them the burst of power to move quickly when on all 4s. People who do a lot of mountain climbing have very muscular legs.
I would think Bigfoot doesn't live long. Supporting so much upper body mass in a world of gravity must be killer on the back. Muscle helps, but it is still weight and promotes long-term wear of the spine. Gorillas can live long lives because they use all 4 limbs routinely to support their mass. I guess Bigfoot has a lot of back issues, herniated disks, and such. When we throw our backs, we can collect disability. When they throw their backs, it's likely quick death if left immobile. Back issues may also contribute to observed forward leaning walk.
There is a principle of physiology called SAID - Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demand. I think avoiding human contact is a physical adaptation for them. The imposed demand - bringing down game for food - requires conservation of strength and preservation of spinal cord to ensure Bigfoot can continue to hunt. Humans don't appear to be seen as food, but do demand a lot of interaction because of our relentless curiosity. So intentional avoidance of a high energy activity with little merit is possibly an energy conservation adaptation to ensure food gathering strength and mobility.
Hey, I think I just made a new theory. :-) 

-David Edwards - The Science Guy
TCC - Thanks to David for his analysis and help!
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TCC - Once again it is proven that Bob Heironimus  was not the "guy in the suit" in the Patterson film.

Uploaded by on Feb 23, 2012
"Here we explore the difference between our walk and whomever or whatever it was walking in the Patterson Bigfoot Film."
It does make me wonder if a person running would reach the 73 degrees mark?
I do not know who ThinkerThunker is but this seems to be a new approach to looking at the Patterson film. This should also become a learning video for all researchers.
TCC -  This is an interesting video and seems very believable. I hope to do some kind of analysis of this video in the coming days.
Here is what the descriptions said:
" I wish to thank all the people who helped recover my Dad from the woods at Salt Fork state park on Saturday night. He had gone off alone on his research again and got attacked by something out there.He was very shaken up but other wise he is fine,thank goodness he had his cell phone and was able to use it. As we were leaving the hospital after he got checked out he ask me if I could upload these clips on You Tube for him."

This clip was uploaded by Uploaded by   back in Aug. of 2011.  

It's kind of scary if you think about it ...If a bigfoot decided to attack you theres not  a lot a person could do about it.
I sure would like to know more about this video. It seems by what the man is saying that he may have some pictures or other videos from this area. If so I'd like to see them, so feel free to contact me.

Original photo
without watermark
[Update] -  Bill Munn has now studied this photo and he is not really sure, he said it could be reproduced and here is his last words about it.

"If it is fake, it does represent a fair amount of both skill and expense on the part of the fabricator."
Bill Munns Feb. 18, 2012

So still not real answer.
TCC - Ok I want to take a closer look at the clear Bigfoot picture released today.
I also want to point out some things about the picture based on what others are saying.
There will be several pictures and enhancements after the break so click the read more thing.

First some info about the picture:
* This is a cropped picture, I would assume it was much larger and it was cropped to just show the creature.
* People are asking "why just one picture?" well it is reported that there is indeed more pictures that may or may not show the face. These pictures HAVE NOT been released to the public. I do not know if they even will be released.
* This is reportedly about a 4 year old picture.
* The person who sent in this photo has not been named (as of yet)
* American Bigfoot Society copyrighted the image to have control over it until/unless the person who sent it in comes forward and wants it. This is understandable as it was submitted to their group, The BFRO, as well as other groups, do this to protect their work and interest. It is even reported that many groups(researchers) have good evidence but keep it in house.
* "why not release more photos?" The person is reportedly concerned with the safety of the creatures and does not want to be ridiculed, some say well they can remain a anonymous but judging by how people have reacted and said negative comments, one even used a Gay slur, I can understand the reluctance to release more. Also maybe the other photos have some kind of recognizable land structure that would give away the location.

That is just a few of the things that people are asking. People always want a clear picture of bigfoot and when they possibly get it they still rip and ridicule people and post one word comments like "fake" or "hoax" and in the end it may be, but if you think it is fake then please tell us why you think it is a fake it could be valuable information.
There are several things I like about the photo and a few things I don't and of course we all would like the see the complete set of photos.

After the break is some enhancement to the photo and some blow ups....enjoy
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