My news feeds lit up today with the most intriguing of headlines: Hikers capture ‘Bigfoot’ in Canada. Really? The Sun chimes in: Is this mystery figure Bigfoot?. Fascinating. The footage is available on YouTube. Let’s take a look and see if the elusive bigfoot has been found.
The video, here, is a 27 second long segment with no sound. The video shows a distant, zoomed, shot of a dark bipedal figure on a lightly wooded hilltop. The figure mills around , looking at the ground, stepping out of sight before long.
On the plus side, the video is fairly clear, much more clear than many of this type. Alas, the video I found was not full HD resolution, topping out at 360p, but was fairly sharp and well lit. Regrettably, the figure was too distant to make out any details.
Is this a video of bigfoot? I don’t know. I can’t identify the figure in the video. Maybe you can? It is dark, human-sized (as best I can tell, there are no good scale items nearby) and clearly moving like a bipedal figure. It could just be a back-lit person, honestly, with no other need for explanation. It could be someone in a bigfoot costume as well. It could, of course, be bigfoot, but I’m thinking that it is unlikely.
The film does harken back to the Patterson-Gimlin film, in the setting and tone, but it differs quite a bit in the distance and clarity of the details of the figure. The camera was simply too far away to capture any good detail which would help us determine what is in the video.
Alas, friends, I can’t say that we’ve found bigfoot, not yet anyway. It is an interesting video, but simply lacks enough detail for any good analysis. While I’d get a real kick out of bigfoot being real and found, I really don’t expect it. It would be terribly difficult for a large enough population to sustain itself to elude discovery this long. If not living samples, then corpses, bones, scat, habitat, or other sign would eventually be found. Maybe they are still out there and are simply quite good at hiding and eliminating signs of their presence. Probably not.