There is a new "Bigfoot" video up on YouTube and for some odd reason, there are people who actually think this is the "real deal". Actually, the video is from June 19, 2014. One popular You Tuber has done a breakdown of the video that supports the two subjects being real Bigfoot. I'm not sure why the video is getting this sudden attention but it is what it is.
This really surprised me because even a quick view of the video does not scream Bigfoot. It screams two-guys-walking-in-the-woods. It's obvious...very obvious.
Here is the video in question:
The first red flag for me is the terrible acting. It seems like the woman is forcing herself to breathe heavily, and she does NOT appear to be startled. She sounds more like Marlin Perkins in an episode of Mutual Omaha's 'Wild Kingdom' than anything else.
The two subjects casually enter the frame and the woman follows them flawlessly, cell phone perfectly focused. It's just a shame she didn't use the zoom function, then we would have a very clear shot of two people. She was poised enough to keep the phone steady, so I see no reason why she would forget about zooming in. That's red flag number two.
I have grabbed some stills from the video, brightened and adjusted the contrast. I don't have fancy software, so I didn't magnify the stills by 700%, which renders the images useless. I resized the images just enough to show differences of colours in the main subject (the one with the dead deer).
I'll post the full sized enhanced images and below those I will post cropped images and add commentary below each one.
Just by looking at the photos above, it's quite easy to see this is nothing more than a man wearing a gray or light coloured jacket.
Next up are the resized cropped stills. Brightness and saturation have been adjusted slightly in order to show detail.
Once again, dark head, light or gray jacket, and pants of a different colour. In the video it may have appeared as if a dead animal was swinging in the arms of a Bigfoot but this still shows something completely different.
It looks like the person is carrying something similar to a pack or a coat, and dangling below that appears to be a smaller bag, perhaps a case for binoculars. A strap can be seen and it's being held be the left hand.
I have isolated and magnified this portion of the video. It doesn't look like a deer head flopping around.
Is he wearing a cap? Light jacket and brown pants, perhaps. He's holding something with the right hand. The arm looks bent at the elbow with the forearm almost horizontal.
I see nothing in this photo that comes close to resembling a Bigfoot. It looks like a person wearing a jacket.
One last thing that I thought was a bit strange and it didn't make sense until someone posted this short clip from South Park.
This could be a coincidence but then again, maybe it's not. I was unaware that people like to parody South Park. A quick search on YouTube yielded many parodies of this very clip.
Thomas Marcum has also taken a look at this video. You can find his post at The Crypto Crew
EDIT: Thanks to a reader of the blog, we have a zoomed and stabilized version of the video.