I always feel mildly embarrassed that I spend more time being sceptical about supposed evidence for the existence of cryptids than I do being positive. This is basically why, when Lindsay commented on what I thought was a spectacularly dubious photograph purporting to be of bigfoot, I kept schtum.
However, now, no less than the Oregon Bigfoot society have entered the debate. Autumn Williams writes:
Prior to this article being published on the Examiner website, I received a mass email from a mufonjeff (Jeffrey Gonzalez?) regarding this photograph. The subject line was “BIGFOOT CONFIRMED REAL!!!!”
I wasn’t immediately impressed with the photograph, nor with the sensationalism of the subject line. I mean, I can understand being excited about possibly capturing an image of Sasquatch on your game cam, but to publicise it as “confirmed!!!!” before the photograph has been independently analysed by those proficient in photographic analysis (or even your peers, for that matter) is a bit irresponsible and doesn’t do a whole lot for the credibility of our field of research… which many feel has little inherent credibility to begin with. *grin*...