Lots of us have pocket video camera phones, we are being filmed by security cams and night vision cams are a fun toy to play with. The latest role for Bigfoot/Sasquatch in his media role appears to be as the unobtrusive walk-on extra in tourist and run of the mill videos. I love these. And by “love” I’m being sarcastic. I hate them, they are goofy, but the media and YouTubers go wild. It sends Bigfoot advocates and skeptics into analysis/accusation/ridicule mode. Here are a few of the most popular clips.
Bigfoot on police dash cam. This last one looks an awful lot like a bear to me. But the quality is poor and you just can’t see detail. This video, featured on Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot, was from 2009 and has been dissected already by many people. Here is a local news report.
Each video provides no valuable contribution to the body of evidence for those suggesting the big guy is out there, evading our normal means of detection. *Sigh* Yes, the videos are supposed to look casual and capture very normal, mundane activity at first. But then, what’s that?! After they view it later, they discover a black shape moving (in a quite human fashion) far in the distance but curiously in the frame.
There are several possible explanations here:
1. Hoax. As mentioned, these things get attention on slow news days. And to show just how easy hoaxing is, don’t miss this!
2. Guy in dark clothes or a bear. It’s too far to tell if the thing is furry or a person in black. Maybe he DID just wander in and got his lucky, anonymous break into entertainment.
3. Bigfoot. Instead of standing stock still and blending in the background (as he apparently frequently does to remain undetected), he carelessly runs into the camera frame.
For #3, we have to assume the following: there is a Bigfoot creature; people were there very near him even though it seems like a rare thing since we never see him out in the open; they happened to have their camera running; and he happened to just wander through. For #2 and #1 we have to assume A LOT less. Which is the most reasonable explanation? Not #3. Amateur videographers, you’ll have to do better than this to convince the slice of the public who can think critically. Don’t even get me started on the bugs on the security camera lenses….people!