Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Russian Yeti

Once again, three years later, these series of Bigfoot photos from Russia are making the rounds. Thanks M.K., I thought these were debunked back then.

Mr. Davis decided to drudge up these photos and I have no idea why. New people enter the Bigfoot community every day and I am sure many of them have not seen the photos.

I wasn't going to talk about the Russian Bigfoot photos because I thought it would die a quick death. Many people, including myself, think these photos are simply another hoax. There are some who think the photos are of a real Yeti and some are not sure.

For the most part, the "Bigfoot" is obscured by trees, branches, shadows, or a combination of those things.

Because I think this is just another hoax, and an old one at that, I will show why I think it is so. I will show the original first, then I will show the enhanced photo with an explanation below it.

Aside from the baggy looking arm, the most glaring anomaly is the presence of long brown hair that appears to coming loose and falling out from underneath the hood. We are looking at a profile shot so this isn't a beard. The hair is drastically different in colour and length from the fur body of the costume.

Not only is hair spilling out the sides, it's falling out of the back of the hood now. I wonder if the person can see where he or she is going. In the blow up you may notice a red object of some sort. Originally I thought it could be a zipper tab but now I'm leaning towards this being a hair tie for a pony tail. It doesn't seem to be working to well.

This photo and insert show the hair and red object much better.

It looks as though Bigfoot was thrown a hair grenade. Red object is in the middle of the neck area and on either side is long messy hair.

This photo is the strangest of the bunch. I have no idea what is on the face. Are those supposed to be teeth or did Bigfoot visit India and get one of those shiny brass things on a chain to adorn his forehead?
  I did notice something interesting on the foot. Unfortunately it's obscured a bit by the Russian website address. Blown up and enhanced, it almost looks like the sole of a boot. I'm not 100% sure on this but whatever it is, it looks out of place.

Below are all of the cropped inserts by themselves.

Based on what I see, I have come to the conclusion that this Bigfoot is just a human in a fur suit but that's my personal opinion. I am sure there will be folks who will disagree with me. To those, I would ask that they show WHY they think this is a real Bigfoot.

Quite often I get chastised from a few people because they think I'm a skeptic, or I don't "believe" in Bigfoot. I get asked why I am around if I think everything is a hoax.

The fact of the matter is, it's not very often that compelling photos or videos make it's way in to Bigfootland, and most of the time those photos and videos raise red flags for one or more reasons.

I will admit, I do not believe in Bigfoot BUT I do think there is a good possibility that they exist. From what I've seen, belief is blinding. It can be so blinding that many people will lose all rational thought. Objectivity gets thrown to the wayside. Personal due diligence is almost unheard of.

When I see alleged evidence, you can bet that I will look at every square inch of photos or every frame of a video in order to see what's wrong with it, or what is right with it. If I see a crack in the story, I am sure to voice my opinion about it. If that makes me a terrible person, so be it.

I would urge everyone to just take a bit of time and look at things more closely before jumping on the bandwagon. Really look at the evidence and look at it again. Scrutinize, ask questions.
The community has it's share of snake oil salesmen and fraudsters. There is nothing wrong with being critical of evidence. ANY researcher worth his or her salt will be more than willing to answer questions to the best of their ability.

I would like to point out that after these photos appeared three years ago, nothing ever became of it. That in itself is reason to question the authenticity of this alleged Bigfoot.

Russian News Site Photos 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Bluff Creek Project Sheds Light on Jacobs Creature

Before I get in to the story, I'll give you a bit of background on the Bluff Creek Trail Camera Project. The following information is from the group's Facebook page.


The Bluff Creek Project is an open-source volunteer project initially formed to survey the animal population movements in and around the Bluff Creek Area
The Bluff Creek Project is an open-source volunteer project initially formed to locate the original Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film site. It consists of several project contributors who volunteered their time and gas money to complete the mountains of field work needed to confirm the site's location. They have been researching the area formally on foot since 2009.

Trail camera survey:

The trail camera project was launched in July of 2012, and successfully raised enough money to purchase four high-end trail cameras. They committed all of their personal trail cameras to the project as well, for a total of eight cameras installed at the site. The cameras were installed in late October 2012 on the 45th anniversary of the film. The cameras spent seven months in total down at the film site, capturing the movements of Bluff Creek's inhabitants. They had a few camera failures, but all of the newly purchased cameras performed flawlessly.

If you are on Facebook, you can visit them here: Bluff Creek Project

You might be wondering what this project has to do with the Jacob's creature. Jamie Wayne Schutmutt recently released a couple of trail camera photos and posted them in another Facebook group. I will provide a link at the bottom.

The Jacobs creature is still talked about, even today. A series of photos were taken from a trail camera back in September, 2007. Many people are of the opinion that the photos show a Sasquatch and many people think it's a bear. Hopefully we can shed some more light on the subject thanks to the good folks at the Bluff Creek Project

Here is a photo of the Jacobs creature, taken from the BFRO website.

This photo is the first in the set of three photos, showing two bear cubs. The above photo was captured almost thirty minutes later.

Here is one of the photos from the trail camera project Jamie posted yesterday.

Yes, this is a photo of a bear. The interesting photo is the next one Jamie posted.

Does this posture look familiar? This is the same bear two seconds later and it's stance is almost identical to that of the Jacobs creature. I had a difficult time overlaying the two images to show both animals at the same time so I prepared a few.

As you can see, it's difficult to distinguish between the two subject. I made two short clips for better clarity. One clip shows the Bluff Creek bear overlayed on the Jacobs creature and the other shows The Jacobs creature over the Bluff Creek bear.

Armed with this new photo, I personally think the Jacobs creature is a bear. I thought it was a bear before this but now any doubt has been removed from my mind.

No Bigfoot was found but the group did manage to capture a very informative photo, in my opinion.

These folks work hard on this project and they produce some wonderful photos and videos of wildlife in the Bluff Creek area.

You can see there videos at their channel, Bluff Creek Project and here as well.

If you have a chance, visit them at Coalition for Reason, Science, Sanity in Bigfoot on Facebook. If you would like to donate to their project, contact Steven Streufert or Jamie Wayne Schutmutt at this Facebook page.