To be perfectly honest, I thought the Beacon Bigfoot would eventually resurface as all alleged Bigfoot videos do. I thought this series of videos had been soundly busted back when the video first came out.
A few sleuths were able to shed some light on the videos but nothing comprehensive has put this to bed...until now.
Last year I collected everything I needed to cover this subject should the need arise to write a blog post to squash this once and for all. I would like to thank my friend Steve Alcorn for pointing me in the right direction. He gave me one piece of information that will bring down the entire house of cards.
I am sure many new people have joined the community since this series of videos popped up on the internet a couple of years ago. I say series because there is more than one video. There are several.
For the sake of being thorough, I will post everything I know about the videos and the people but I will try to be brief.
Let's start with the blog, Beacon Bigfoot
As far as Bigfoot blogs and images of Bigfoot goes, this blog should be the golden goose. The blog is full of videos and rich, clear images BUT if something looks too good to be true, it usually is.
Here are some images from the blog if you don't feel like reading. At least go there to verify for yourself.
Impressive, aren't they? One would think that these photos were staged. If you thought that, you would be correct. None of these photos are action shots, it's just some dude..or woman, posing in a Bigfoot costume.
The blog was run by 'Randal Hart' and I suspect that 'Randal' is not her real name. Many others feel the same as I do. Randal also has a YouTube channel.
Here is the link: Randal Hart
"Her" channel has a few videos, all of them are of the Beacon Bigfoot. I use that name to cover all of the videos, regardless of location because this was masterminded by one individual but I will get to that in a moment.
From this point things got cold but the connections were so close. Steve Alcorn saw that I was working on this and he immediately pointed me in the right direction. After that everything (with some digging) fell in to place.
I contacted the following person via Twitter and he was more than happy to set me on the right path.
Finally. I had a name. To be honest, I had never heard of Ron English so I googled his name. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Ron English is a talented, popular and successful artist. I spent hours looking at all of paintings, his urban paintings on buildings and all manner of Ron English artwork. I'm an art geek so hours flew by in minutes, or so it seemed.
Mr. English has a great website called Popaganda and this is where he shows of much of his work.
Once I came upon this information I started to reconsider that these videos were not a full blown hoax by some schlep. The videos were and are still a hoax because nobody came clean, as far as I know b ut I think there is a more innocent reason for all of this.
Personally, I think this was all for promoting an event or events in that area. I started to dig around and found an Erica Patterson who saw the Bigfoot herself and declared it to be real.
It was nice of Erica to post a video because it meant she had a channel. If she had a channel, maybe she had more videos.
Well, would you look at that. Another connection to Ron English. Maybe Erica worked for Mr. English or maybe she is a fellow artist but it really matters not. What matters is that there is a connection but it's really just circumstantial at this point.
I kept following the bread crumbs until I found this.
Jackpot. We now have a direct link to the "Beacon Bigfoot" videos. All of this was done in order to promote a documentary by Ron's son, Mars English.
Here is the twenty three minute short movie:
Here are some photos of the costumes used in the movie.
I think it's safe to say that this can now be put to rest. It has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Beacon Bigfoot videos were hoaxed in order to promote a young man's documentary.
Even though this is technically a hoax, I am having a hard time getting upset about it because it wasn't your typical hoax and I love the arts. The videos were merely promotional tools to drum up excitement.
Some of you may disagree with me on that sentiment and that's cool with me.