Here is a fun story with video. A live web camera trained on a bald eagle nest revealed a dark figure walking among the trees below. The object is too far away to be in clear focus but there is little doubt it is not a bear. Speculation erupted that it is Bigfoot who ever so conveniently appears in the upper left corner and leaves no other evidence of his existence in this area of Beulah, Michigan. Skeptics will be skeptical.
Take a look.
The best coverage of the story is from Detroit Free Press. They explain the video is not new and was posted to a Bigfoot forum site several months ago, sometime after the video was captured in May. An editor of CarbonTV, an outdoor channel, noticed the post and publicized the video which currently has over 600K views. Many people will accept that it’s a Bigfoot because they want very much much to believe it. However, the skeptical view has not gone unrepresented online. Many commenters noted that a person could rather easily dress in dark garb and estimate where to walk to be seen in the live cam to become the latest blobsquatch sensation. It would not take much effort to produce this hoax.
Bigfoot professor Dr. Jeff Meldrum withholds judgment on the clip saying: “It is an interesting video, but remains just that, given the lack of scale and detail in the image of the figure.” It doesn’t offer solid evidence. Overall, there remains inadequate evidence and little plausibility for a large unknown bipedal ape to exist anywhere in the world.
While there have been Bigfoot reports in Michigan, according to the Michigan Bigfoot Information Center, there were no reports from Benzie County which is a sparsely populated area near the shores of Lake Michigan known for outdoor activities. But the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization contains 5 reports from this area from the mid-1980s, 1998 and most recently 2010. However, they are anecdotal as are most cryptid sightings and can’t be considered verified or evidence of anything except someone’s perception or imagination. In order to seriously consider something genuinely odd is out there, we need much more than grainy video. Only DNA, but preferably a body, is required.