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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

LINDSAY SELBY WRITES: Bigfoot supposedly found


The Sanger Paranormal Society has confirmed the object that was photographed with a trail camera is not a tree stump or a bear. The team returned on Wednesday July 1, 2009 to the exact spot where the photo was taken. It was verified by Jeffrey Gonzalez, his wife Cheryl, Emerald Bonilla, Investigator for Sanger Paranormal and David Raygoza, veteran Bigfoot investigator. Other photographs were taken by the same camera during that same time period but were not posted because we wanted to see what kind of a reaction we would get from the paranormal field. Many Bigfoot investigators simply said the object was a tree stump or a figment of our imagination. Others said it was a bear standing on its hind legs and/ or scratching its behind on a tree. One Bigfoot organization simply said, and I quote, “we went to your site but we didn’t see anything”. But there are several problems with the opinions stated by the public and the paranormal investigators. For example, its not a tree stump because the dark object is no longer there. (see photo’s) Another problem with the bear theory is that if you notice the head, it does not have a snout. You can see the features of a human face such as the nose, mouth and chin. The arms on a bear, when standing, do not hang that far down. We also took measurements on how high this thing was. According to the leaves and the branches that were covering the objects face, the tape measure said it was between 8 and 9 feet tall. The same camera that took the picture of the object also took pictures of other animals such as black bear and deer, which does not resemble the object in any way.

These cameras were left up in the Sierra National Forest Memorial day weekend and retrieved on June 7, 2009. The memory cards were downloaded that same day on my computer and the memory cards were taken back home with David Raygoza. We did go through the photos on my laptop while we were in the forest but never saw the object until 3 days later. I received a email from David Raygoza telling me to take a look at picture # so and so and look at the top left hand corner. I had all the photos on my laptop so I was able to look at them. David Raygoza has been visiting this location for 6 years now and was told about this spot by an elderly native American. He told David this particular spot in the forest was sacred Indian land and that weird things happened there. David Raygoza has had many individual sightings with many footprints but has never had the shot until now. With examining all the evidence and debunking the tree stump and bear theory, we can honestly say that we have captured a photograph of a bigfoot. I don’t care what people are going to say...this is for real. Jeffrey Gonzales

Go have a look at the site for yourselves and see the photos.:

I am not convinced by what I have seen on the site but am always willing to be proved wrong.


Neil A said...

Once again a shadowy object something akin to some creaky 1970s horror docu-drama. Why the excitement again and again over the usual glipmses of something which seems to anything but a Bigfoot.

BlueDreadlock said...

ok, is it me or this feeling a whole lot like the Yacumama incident already?
if these cameras were left out with timers/tripods etc. why is the image clearly showing motion blur?
why haven't they posted the original (i.e. uncropped) image?
why haven't they posted the pic before and after the "bigfoot" shot, so that we can see the object moves and isn't a treestump?

in my opinion as a photo-manipulations specialist, this is one of two things:
1] a simulacre, as in optical illusion.
humanoid shapes and faces are the most common kind of simulacre, you can look up all the psychology stuff about this on wikipedia; the simple fact is it's really easy to mistake just about anything for a human face in the right circumstances.
You'll notice that in the comparison photos there is a tree behind where bigfoot appears to be, i'd be interested to see what tricks the shadows play as the sun moves across it.
2] a guy in suit.
it's obvious from the text that the photographer was hoping to get a bigfoot picture, and that he's been using this location for a while now; any number of people could have found out where he had left his camera for the holiday weekend, and decided to play a prank on him.

I'm not implying that this is an intentional fake, but it's not all that convincing.
the three day gap between the retrieval of the pictures and the noticing of the shape, is just a little too convenient, no-one would expect foot-prints, hair, or scat to lie around that long on the forest floor, so there's point in looking for real evidence

i want to believe.
i just need convincing.

fatrobot said...

yeah, its a bear standing up
very obviously so
maybe one day cryptozoologists can take a photography course or 2

borky said...

O, yeah, I remember this one - Yogi Bear after he's taken his hat off to scratch his head before now scratching his balls.

It may even be a Bigfoot, but one after it's just pulled itself out the gutter to finish off the last of its meths and metal polish cocktail.

I mean - bloody hell! - what's happened to Bigfoot these days? Why do they all look like stooped and shuffling bums fallen on hard times? Christ! Patty looked and moved like a supermodel compared to more recent generations!

Besides which, the danger with unmanned trailcams is some bugger finds out where they are and starts playing to the galleries. Or worse, a family member or a friend try to make you feel better for being so lame for being into cryptozoology by perpetrating a well-intentioned hoax.

Syd said...

Personally, I do not accept that it is anything other than perhaps a shadow.
I fail to understand why the picture supposedly showing the Bigfoot ??? is taken from an entirely different angle to the image which they title "Positioning in Bigfoot location for reference".

Also as BlueDreadlock says "if these cameras were left out with timers/tripods etc., why is the image clearly showing motion blur?

All the pictures and write up tell me is that they are a group of rank amateurs, who would not know how to carry out a proper field investigation and evaluate the collected data, even if their lives depended on it. They are no different to 99% of 'Flying saucer' spotters.

Chris Clark said...

Great pictures of bear and deer, rubbish pictures of bigfoot. If only it were the other way around.

Bigfoot73 said...

Like Blue Dreadlock, I detect a resemblance to a certain mudbank.The resolution is worse than the average 1 megapixel phone camera, not what you'd expect from a serious camera.It's too black and blurry to be a bear, or a bigfoot come to that.
It's not me either by the way.

c.stark said...

I can name that creature! Anyone with kids (or a drug habit) will tell you it’s Snook, the giant Pale-throated three-toed tree sloth from the PBS kid’s show “It’s a Big Big World”.


I.M. said...

It is simply unreasonable to make the claim that the image shows anything with any certainty.