Posted by: RWRidley on August 23rd, 2011
Cryptomundian RW Ridley offers this news article and update on The Erickson Project.
The Maple Ridge News did something very few media outlets have been able to do. They got Adrian Erickson to sit down for an interview. It’s a two part article titled Sasquatch: Is it out there? (Part 2) I found it interesting with some new information (new to me). It came out in the online version and print version of the Maple Ridge News. That’s significant, because the print version had an added element to the story. They included a picture of a frame from the Erickson documentary that supposedly has clear HD footage of a number of Sasquatch creatures. The frame grab is of a female Sasquatch sleeping under a tree. I’m not sure why they did not include the image with the online version of the story, but if I had to guess, it was an effort to keep digital heads from putting it under the Photoshop microscope and examining every pixel. To be fair, speaking as a digital head, we would so do that.
The problem is a clever Facebooker took a picture of the newspaper image with his phone and posted it on his wall. Not long after, the twice removed picture made its way to the Bigfoot Forums. I believe Mr. Erickson would have been better off if the Maple Ridge News posted the original image on their website because a picture of a picture puts the blob in blobsquatch.
People were having trouble seeing the creature in the photo so I did what a digital head does. I tweaked the “creature” to bring out details. You can’t see her face. She appears to be lying in the fetal position with her head ducked down under her arm to shade herself from the sun. That’s actually their description. Not mine. It should be noted that someone’s already come up with a different interpretation of the image. They think the head is at the other end. That’s the problem with blobsquatches.
I don’t endorse it. I don’t decry it. I don’t weep over it and thank the god’s above or curse the demons below. It’s a picture of picture that’s not a photograph, but a frame grab. Does it show a real honest to goodness Sasquatch? I don’t know if it does. I don’t know if it doesn’t. One more thing, the original is not black and white. Remember this was a picture taken of a picture in newspaper.
Just having a little fun. This is a compilation of various tweaks I made to the picture of the picture of the frame from the Erickson Project documentary. You’ll noticed my thoughts on positioning have changed somewhat from my original perspective. That’s what usually happens with blobsquatch material, so don’t take this too seriously. It is what it is.
I am the author of the IPPY award winning novels The Takers; Book One of the Oz Chronicles, Delon City: Book Two of the Oz Chronicles, and The Pure: Book Three of the Oz Chronicles. Also the author of the Bigfoot young adult novel, Lost Days. The Takers is the winner of The Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Award in the Middle Grade/Young Adult Category. Married to a beautiful little Italian from Brooklyn.