I hoped my days of digging into ugly Bigfoot business were done. I do not trust any “researcher” who finds footage and tries to make money off it. A new name you may not have heard of (but has been around a long while to us Inside Bigfoot-Baseball people) has appeared on the public scene mainly thanks to Les Stroud promoting the Bigfoot Survivorman show – Todd Standing. What does Standing have? Belief in spades and really, really poor footage that was released to the public. It’s so bad, it’s laughable.
But, he also has Jeff Meldrum to lend credibility as an accredited academic. Should you buy this new evidence as proof? No. Standing has been labeled “doubtful” by the Bigfooting community because of this and past footage. How can he explain the close-up stills when no one else can get such shots?
Standing has appeared on reality television and Internet radio in his bid to convince the masses. He’s producing his own feature film, the proceeds of which he plans to spend on a major expedition with scientists and specialized equipment to recover the crown jewel of evidence, the thing that believers the world over have claimed exist but have never produced — a Bigfoot body.
“I have seven different crystal clear Sasquatch videos that people can’t look at and say, that’s a bear,” Standing said. “They look at it and go that’s either a man in a suit or that’s a new species of primate that’s alive and well in North America. There’s no other option.”
The other option, Todd, is that it’s fake, just like many others that have been pitched to the public. You can be the judge in the video.
(I heard other footage shows it actually DOES blink on occasion. Color me unimpressed.) NO video will do it. No video or photograph is sufficient evidence when the likelihood is that it was faked.
Standing has had connections with other busted Bigfoot projects and his Sylvanic project has been active since 2005 but produced NOTHING worthwhile but these really fakey-looking teasers.
He appeared on Season 2 of Finding Bigfoot where the team checked out his claims in Alberta.
We came to the area to investigate a video obtained by Todd Standing. I heard about Todd several years ago as a man who had supposedly obtained several pieces of footage of sasquatches at a secret spot that he called “Sylvanic.” He then put the clips together into some sort of film and was showing it in small movie theaters around Canada. Not long after, his name popped up again as a man who was lobbying the Canadian parliament for official protection of sasquatches.
That quote was from Cliff Barackman who did not think much of Standing’s evidence, calling the Bigfoot a “puppet” and saying in at least one video,the “skin appears very much like felt, and its fur lacks the flow pattern that one would expect from a living creature.”
Like I said before, I’ll play the odds… and not trust the Bigfoolery. Survivorman-Bigfoot has not aired yet in the U.S.
You can see more here at the Sylvanic website.