Apparently 122 prints of a Bigfoot were found by Toby Johnson, south of Eugene, Oregon, at London. They were first discovered on February 12, 2012 (and they may have been left on the 11th). These Oregon Bigfoot tracks are a buzz around the net and an exciting find for the Bigfoot community.
The path of the trackway has also been detailed:
Thom Powell took the photo of two of the track casts from this trackway.
Here is a Bigfoot video taken in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The video shows what looks to possibly be a Sasquatch on the edge of the woods walking and bending down along a creek. This video being called “Bigfoot of San Juans” could be used on season 3 of Finding Bigfoot. Although many skeptics already believe this video to be a hoax for multiple reason. Here is the original video have a look and decide for yourself.
Armed with a military-type array of special night-vision and infrared technology, a group of determined hunters has only one mutual outcome on their collective mind: “Finding Bigfoot.”
That’s exactly what the four-person team of Animal Planet’s popular series hopes to accomplish, finding ultimate evidence that groups of tall, hairy, human-like animals exist in the forest and wilderness areas of the world.
“People have been describing these types of animals in many different parts of North America for well over 400 years — that’s indisputable, that people have described seeing them,” said Matt Moneymaker, founder and president of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, or BFRO, a network of scientists and amateur researchers interested in Bigfoot and its reported “cousins”: Sasquatch, Yeti and the Abominable Snowman.
“Our mission is mutifaceted. We collect information and go out in the field to see if we can find scientific evidence, and in that process, try to figure out how these things can be studied scientifically,” Moneymaker told The Huffington Post.
According to BFRO’s files, since 1996, the number of Bigfoot sightings — including those with visual evidence — have produced nearly 32,000 reports.
Those numbers didn’t escape the attention of the Animal Planet channel, which teamed Moneymaker and BFRO member James “Bobo” Fay with educator Cliff Barackman and skeptical research biologist Ranae Holland.
Week after week, this determined quartet of Bigfoot hunters goes deep into wilderness areas of North America that most viewers only experience in nightmares.
As the skeptic of the group, Holland is often caught between those who believe 100 percent in the existence of Bigfoot — like her three “Finding Bigfoot” companions — and skeptics, like herself, who think all Bigfoot tales are nonsense.
“I completely understand and I can relate to where they’re coming from,” she told Huffington Post. “Yes, I’m skeptical and I still haven’t seen the evidence. I can’t tell someone they’re wrong, nor can I say that I’m right, or we’re both wrong and the believers are right.”
The ultimate goal of both BFRO and the “Finding Bigfoot” team is to come up with irrefutable evidence that some previously undiscovered species of ape that walks bipedally has successfully eluded capture for centuries.
The bulk of the evidence consists of many footprints, alleged hair samples, photographs and films and, of course, eyewitness accounts.
The “Ohio Bigfoot Conference 2012″ will be taking place on Sunday, April 29th from 12 noon until 6 PM at the very spacious and state of the art Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center located at 7033 Glenn Highway in beautiful Cambridge, Ohio just minutes from the I-70, I-77 interchange in beautiful Guernsey County.
This years Ohio Bigfoot Conference features four world class speakers including for the first time ever east of the Mississippi River, the one and only Mr. Peter Byrne, Dr. John Bindernagel from British Columbia, a speaker to be named shortly, and a “very special” secret speaker with over 30 years experience in the field that wishes to remain anonymous that you don’t want to miss.
As always, there will be VIP reserved seating made available for purchase to ensure the best seats in the house. They will be made available on a first pay first come basis for $35 per seat, $50 for a couple, and $25 per additional seat. The cost for the VIP seats will include an official 2012 Conference DVD, and an entry for a very special VIP only Raffle prize. Paypal will be available within a few business days so check the web site frequently to reserve your seating.
General admission to the event will be $10 for adults, and $4 for children age 12 and under.
The Finding Bigfoot team had out to Kentucky to investigate multiple sightings of Bigfoot. They look into a piece of Bigfoot footage which seems to show the glowing eyes of a Bigfoot. The Kentucky eyeshine Bigfoot video is located below so you can have a look and decide for yourself if what is shown is possibly a Sasquatch.
Even before going to Virginia, I knew the state had a lot of excellent bigfoot habitat. Between the various online databases, there are over 70 reported bigfoot sightings on record. It is my guess that less than one percent of sightings ever get reported to anyone, so that means there is probably quite a bit of activity in the area. I wanted to check it out for myself, firsthand.
The evidence that brought us to Virginia was a video obtained by a man named Chuck Newton. The video is called, “The Beast of Gum Hill” because of a nearby topographical landmark. It shows Chuck riding an ATV up a river bed when a dark, upright figure walks across the river a ways ahead of him. Chuck stops his ATV and points at it while looking back at the camera. In an authentically startled voice, Eric, the videographer, asks, “What was that?!” The two men immediately turned around and rode out of the area, according to the witness.
The original “Best of Gum Hill” video. Note that the word “wood booger” is in the YouTube title. Read on to find why this is interesting.
While our recreation indicated that the figure was smaller than Bobo, it is interesting to note that we could clearly see that Bobo was wearing clothing as he clumsily strode across the creek. His “Gone ‘Squatchin’” hat was also obvious. The figure in the film was uniformly colored from head to foot, with no visible skin on the hands nor face. Interestingly, Chuck told us that even though he couldn’t tell if it was hairy or not, he does remember that the figure was uniformly colored from head to toe.
On the ATV ride out to the site, we rode right by a deer hunter who was clothed in a camouflaged-colored gillie suit. It is at least possible that Chuck ran across a hunter who walked across the knee-deep creek. However, as I noted in the episode, I think it’s strange human behavior to not acknowledge the ATV riders with a friendly wave or a “hello.” That just isn’t what I find humans do out in the woods. Generally speaking, I find that people make some sort of contact, even if it’s just a nod, because out in the wilds, one never knows who might save someone’s life. I’ve stumbled across people in all sorts of dire circumstances while I was out bigfooting. Helping change tires, or even helping to drag cars out of snowdrifts isn’t exactly rare in the back woods. It’s always a good idea to at least wave to strangers out there. This figure did not even look at Chuck and his friend.
Chuck shared with us a story told to him by his friend’s grandfather about the Gum Hill area. Growing up, Chuck’s friend had been repeatedly warned by his grandfather to not walk the woods at night, or the “wood booger” would get him. Had this old man seen something himself, or was it just a persistent rumor about the area? Either way, it was an excellent location for a night investigation.
The first night investigation was a bit frustrating, though interesting at the same time. Early on, Ranae and I heard something moving below us only to find that it was a crew member who had hiked up the trail to make a campsite for Matt’s solo investigation. Ranae and I then moved a good distance away to the pass between two valleys, both to avoid hearing any of the crew, as well as to investigate an obvious travel route and choke point between two river systems. While at the high ground, we again heard something large moving around below us. This was no crew member, though we never found out what exactly it was.
Another high point of the Virginia expedition was visiting with Debbie and Kirsten. Kirsten saw a bigfoot while retrieving the mail on her property one morning, but this was not the only thing that has happened on their homestead. There have been multiple sightings, including at least two daylight observations of the creatures. Their home has often been hit by projectiles from the woods, or seemingly been slapped by open hands from the outside. On one occasion, a pile of rocks appeared with a “gift” laid on top (a rotten old Nerf football).
Just as in the case of the Bridges is Florida, Debbie and Kirsten’s home was recently built (in 2007, I believe) and as long as they have lived there, bigfoots have been making their presence known. The humans are again the intruders on bigfoot territory, which probably accounts for the rocks being thrown at their house. Interestingly, the rocks aren’t thrown as much anymore compared to when they first moved in. Also of note is that both Debbie and Kirsten have seen the sasquatches on the property, but Debbie’s husband (Kirsten’s father) has not.
One witness at the town hall meeting presented a sighting report with several very interesting details, and I was chosen to look into it with the help of Ranae. A man named Anthony saw a bigfoot from below and the other side of a waterfall.
Abram Falls, near Gum Hill, was the location of the sighting, but not of our recreation. Abram Falls is on private land. The area is frequented by teenagers during the summer, and like many teenagers, they party and go swimming at the swimming hole. One person had recently fallen from above the waterfall and either got seriously hurt or died in the fall. We could not get a permit to film at the location because of some sort of litigation (I’m thankfully left out of the pre-production part of the show, and details such as these are not known to me). The recreation site was found by a producer with the help of Anthony himself so as to best approximate the location. I was shown photographs of Abram Falls, and I have to say that they did an excellent job choosing an appropriate spot. The resemblance was uncanny.
Besides the amazing athleticism shown by the bigfoot (clearing such a distance in three bounding leaps), there were a couple other interesting details from Anthony’s account that did not make the final edit of the show. Above the falls, he found a tiered area where it seemed that wild, edible plants had been encouraged to grow, or perhaps even purposefully planted. One tier had ginseng, the second had berries, and a third level had touch-me-nots. All three of these plants are edible at various times throughout the year, and each tier seemed to contain the specified plant almost exclusively.
Though there is no clear connection between this area and the sasquatch that was observed nearby. Perhaps there is no connection at all, and it’s all coincidence. However, could it be that sasquatches have some level of awareness of agriculture? I do not know, but it is an intriguing avenue of thought to travel down. After all, sasquatches are undoubtedly our closest genetic relative, so perhaps it’s not too big a logical leap to think that some bigfoot somewhere might have figured out how to transplant wild herbs to specific locations for ease of gathering. For now, I’ll just be aware of this detail and look for patterns in the coming years that might support this possibility.
(It should be noted that since this detail has come out, I have contacted two trusted long-term witnesses and asked if any such behavior has ever been noted on their properties. No behavior like this had been. However, in one case the local sasquatches had cleared away brush from where they were routinely fed, but for an unknown reason, and certainly not for agricultural use.)
Another intriguing aspect to Anthony’s encounter was not mentioned in the show. Anthony found a number of deer carcasses at the base of the falls, twisted and broken from an obvious fall from the cliffs above. Several of these carcasses had their hind legs ripped, not cut, from the torso, and also had the shoulder strips removed. Could it be that the sasquatches in the area had run panicked deer off the dangerous waterfall to their deaths, much like Plains Indians did with the buffalo?
I heard another report of this behavior from one of the long-term witnesses mentioned above. The long-term witness’ aunt was smoking a cigarette on the porch at midnight and saw three or four large, upright figures chasing deer in the woods in the direction of the cliff that leads down to the creek behind their house. In the morning, the woman told the property owner that her neighbors were weird because they were hunting deer without guns, trying to chase deer off of the cliff, running at full speed at night without lights on in the woods. Weird neighbors, indeed! Big, weird, hairy neighbors!
The last night investigations was at High Knob, a hill with a history of bigfoot encounters. In fact, the place where we parked the cars for base camp was the very site of a bigfoot encounter from several years ago. While we were out fooling around with iridescent powder and UV flashlights, some stealthy visitors came by base camp and made their presence known.
The crew and various producers spend their night investigation time reading, watching movies on their computers, or just hanging out, all the while monitoring their radios in case the away teams (us in the woods) need something like fresh batteries, or first aid. On this occasion, base camp was visited by unseen guests who threw several large rocks at the U-Haul truck that was rented to haul gear. The rocks hit the “cube truck” with such force that the producers actually stopped their movies and came out of the truck to look around. Several of the PA’s (“production assistants,” who are essentially there to do whatever is needed) heard these unseen stalkers in the woods, but thought it was the producer (who was in the cube truck) messing with them. None of these people thought much about the possibility that bigfoots might be the culprits. Hopefully, on next season’s shows we can monitor base camp a bit better to gather some interesting data from there!
It just goes to show, you can’t really out-bigfoot a bigfoot. They’re better at this than we ever will be.
The “Wolly Mammoth” footage that hit the internet and caused some what of a buzz has now been proven to be a fake. Someone blurred a known video of the area and a computer generated image was apparently added in. Here is comments from the original film maker Ludovic Petho:
“I’m the guy that filmed the river footage in the Sayan Mountains that now hosts a fake woolly mammoth. It was taken in the summer of 2011, the river is the Kitoy river and I don’t recall seeing a mammoth; there were bears, dear and sable to name a few mammals but no woolly mammoths. I had no idea my footage was used to make this fake sighting and question if a law was broken here.”
Here is a video make my Mr Petho about what apparently has happened.
Here is a video break down of the Virginia Bigfoot sighting called “Beast of Gum Hill“. This Bigfoot video was taken by Erik Maximus back in 2009 in the Gum Hill area of south of Mendota. You can see what seems to be a Sasquatch calmly walk across a creek where an all-terrain vehicle was being ridden. Have a look and decide for yourself what you think may have caught on this video.
This video footage of this odd object or perhaps creature was taken at the glacial river Jökulsá í Fljótsdal in east Iceland. Many believe this may be footage of a snake like monster called Lagarfljótsormurinn that is said to live in lake Lagarfljót. The lake monster Lagarfljótsormurinn is said to be Iceland’s equivalent to the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland.
Sighting and reports of the creature go back all the way to 1345. A legend linked to the creature claims it was at first a tiny worm which was placed on a ring of gold so it could make the gold grow. But when the ring owner returned she was terrified to find that the worm had grown and not the gold so she tossed both the ring and worm into Lagarfljót and the worm continued to grow.
Whether or not this is actual footage of this mysterious creature and evidence of its existence is still up for debate. Some skeptics who don’t believe such a creature exist say the video could show nothing more then a torn fishing net. Here is the actual video taken so you can decide for yourself what has been captured.