I’ve been avoiding this story for a week. But when folks pop their heads in my office and say “Did you see the Bigfoot in Bradford?”, I guess I have to address it. I HATE when that happens.
This story originated on a news forum. Now it is all over. Since the forum is public, here is the story.
As I stated, there was a “Bigfoot Calling Contest” at the Kinzua Bridge Festival on Saturday September 21st 2013 in the afternoon (3pm perhaps?).
On Sunday September 22nd, my girlfriend and I were leaving the Kinzua Bridge State Park at approximately 4:30 PM.
We were driving north (not sure of the road name) on the road that passes the park. About 4 or 5 miles north, I spotted out of the corner of my eye, something dark in the woods that looked like the shape of a “bigfoot or yeti”.
Then I stopped the car in the road. I then determined there were two “creatures”. One larger and one a bit smaller. I took photos out of the window, and slowly advanced the car forward for a better view through the trees and some brush along the road.
At first they seemed to be moving toward us, and then they appeared to turn and head away at a slow pace.
There were two distinct creatures and the space between them varied at times, but one appeared to follow the other.
The comments go on to suggest they were people in ghillie suits or that he should have gotten closer. Gee, sorry for stating the obvious, dude. You made some extraordinary claim that this might be Bigfoot, we would have liked a closer look.
Is this good evidence? No. We can’t tell what it is and there are no other lines of evidence to work with. This is pretty much add-to-the-pile of Bigfoot photos that tell us nothing for certain.
But it showed up in conjunction with the Ketchum-Erickson press conference where people are once again fooled into thinking that there is NEW and EXCITING proof of Bigfoot. None of this is new and it’s hardly exciting. It does not look like real animals – it looks like fake suits. And the Ketchum project was a scientific bust. It’s ridiculous to take this quality of evidence seriously. After over 50 years of searching for Bigfoot with high tech equipment and DNA capability as we have now, we STILL have blobs that look like tree roots/stumps and questionable study results that make no sense. Progress on Sasquatch reality? Actually… backwards. Something is wrong there.
UPDATE: A commenter posted this picture showing a… root ball. So much for a moving creature. It is certainly the same. Solved. Note in the quote above that the witness says they “appeared” to move away. Eyewitness perception is terrible. This is why we can’t rely on it.
UPDATE: (5-Oct-2013) It’s going around Bigfoot circles that this was a deliberate hoax by John Stoneman. Regardless, he is reveling in it. Yuck.