Bigfoot evidence comes in many forms. From pictures and videos to footprint casts and first-hand encounters, people across the globe hold passionate conviction of the existence of this cryptic hominid. Although mired in total ambiguity, several fascinating pieces of Bigfoot evidence are out there.
Supposedly, the oldest known picture of Bigfoot was taken in 1923 in Cobalt, Ontario (below). The subject, known as ‘Old Yellow Top’ – so named for a head full of blonde streaks, despite dark body hair– haunted the community of Cobalt from 1906 to 1970 (three sightings in 64 years). Truthfully, we don’t even know WHO took this picture and under what circumstances. As you can tell, it is next to impossible to determine the validity of this image, not to mention just about any Bigfoot picture ever snapped… or created.
It is easy to hoax a Bigfoot video. It is incredibly easy to hoax a Bigfoot picture. I hate to burst bubbles, but modern-day programs like Photoshop allow hoaxers to whip up a passable farce in about 10 minutes. Thankfully, many of them aren’t as sly as they think, as we can locate source images via Google in about 10 minutes ourselves. Be gone fakery!
But… I have to say. Despite all of that, there are actually some intriguing pictures floating throughout the cryptosphere (especially a few eyebrow-raisers from the mid-20th century). I have included a few of them here with Old Yellowtop:
The “Old Yellow Top” Photograph:
The Greenbrier AR Trailcam Picture
The Wild Creek WA Photograph
Since the 1960s Bigfoot videos have steadily trickled into the public mainstream. While video evidence of Bigfoot would normally solidify proof of the creatures, only a small handful provide compelling details that forward the field. Rather, in modern times, the vast majority of abstract, drone, thermal, and long-distance recordings dilute the true number of compelling Bigfoot videos.
Chief among the compelling crop is the Patterson/Gimlin footage recorded in Bluff Creek, California in the autumn of 1967. Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin, two part-time Bigfoot enthusiasts, recorded easily the most debated piece of Bigfoot evidence of all time.
Controversy swirls to this day over the authenticity of the footage, but no one can deny its timeless impact on the Bigfoot world.
The Patterson/Gimlin Film:
Perhaps the most compelling piece of recent Bigfoot video evidence comes from Matthew McKamey in Lettuce Lake, Florida. In the short clip a large black figure dismounts a distant log and moves through the water of a swampy thicket. When McKamey looked closer at the video he “noticed that it had long, swinging arms and moved through the very thick swamp with ease.” Many believe he captured undeniable proof of a “Skunk Ape.”
The Lettuce Lake Footage:
For hundreds of years, alleged Bigfoot footprints have been found all over the wilds of North America. Hundreds of compelling plaster casts are made from these prints. The impressively large indentations typically measure at least 14” long and vary in width, shape, and depth.
The term “Bigfoot” comes from the first highly-circulated news-feature about these mysterious prints. In 1958, road-construction worker Jerry Crew happened upon increasingly frequent sets of deep, 16” bare-footed prints circling his deep-woods construction site. The prints featured a consistent 50” stride and went up and down steep embankments before fading in the woods. This fateful event also shifted focus from the Abominable Snowman in the Himalayas right to America’s backyard.
Challenged by many, these important pieces of Bigfoot evidence garner serious academic oversight. The late anthropologist Dr. Grover Krantz was the first researcher to devote extensive study to these footprints, and maintained an unwavering belief in the creatures because of this evidence. Foot morphology and primate locomotion expert Dr. Jeff Meldrum of Idaho State University, routinely supports the existence of Bigfoot after having evaluated hundreds of supposed Bigfoot footprints.
While many casts are likely born from hoaxing minds, how likely is it that every single one is fake?