In the new Animal Planet reality TV show optimistically titled “Finding Bigfoot,” a team of experts examines video of an alleged Sasquatch spotted in the Canadian Rockies. The video, shot by a man named Todd Standing, shows something large and dark, standing atop a wooded ridge and then ducking back behind a bush. It could pretty much be anything, and when the experts concluded that the subject was probably not a Bigfoot, Standing expressed his frustration: “No video is ever going to be evidence, ever. It’s never going to be good enough…”
Standing, like many Bigfoot researchers, misses the problem: It’s not so much that any Bigfoot video is inherently worthless, it’s that his video, like all that have come before it, is of such poor quality that there’s no way to know what we’re seeing. It could have been anything — a guy in a dark jacket (or gorilla costume), a bear or even Bigfoot. The fatal flaw in Bigfoot photos and videos is the image quality, not the image subject. If Standing, the “Finding Bigfoot” team, or anyone else shot well-lit, clear video of what was obviously a 12-foot-tall, hairy bipedal creature in the woods, that would be compelling.
But even the highest-quality photograph or video can’t be considered definitive proof of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or any other mythical beast. Similarly, if the goal is to simply make scientists and the general public take Bigfoot seriously, then some verified remains of the creature – be they hair, teeth, blood, bones or something else — would do the trick.
Source: MSNBC/Life’s Little Mysteries
Todd Standing chimed in to the discussion on this article by noting the following:
In a five minute conversation i will illuminate you as to why that is a disastrous mistake. NEVER EVER FIRE UPON AND ATTEMPT TO TRANQ OR TRAP ONE OF THESE ANIMALS. There is an old saying first nations elders use to explain what happens to anyone that messes with the “Master of the Woods” “The Boss of the Mountain” ” The Shadow Guardian”…. The best translation i could come up with is “You will take you last Breathe”. [sic]
I don’t buy into Standing’s videos and stills. There are too many ways to fake these. Worse, I cringe at the supernatural angle he takes. Either these animals are real or not. Mr. Standing is attempting to promote Bigfoot as a forest spirit. Supernatural ideas will diminish seriousness about the subject of Bigfoot in the scientific community. I’m pretty jaded with all these “experts” who have seen and experienced Sasquatch telling the public exactly what they are and how they behave, magical or zoological. This is a fantasy until there is convincing biological evidence of the animal.