Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 14th, 2011
Matt Moneymaker responded earlier today regarding some of the big questions posed by Cryptomundians and other viewers of Finding Bigfoot.
What about the figure that was captured on thermal footage and Matt ran after?
Was it a Bigfoot?
Was the footage that aired the actual footage that was recorded during this encounter?
Here is what Matt had to say about that portion of the episode:
The thing I ran up the hill after was a human — someone who was sneaking around us in the woods trying to watch the production in progress. I said so repeatedly and vehemently at the time, for the cameras, but they edited out all of that in order to make it seem unclear what I was chasing after. They wanted to “preserve some mystery” … at my expense.
I was the only one who got a good look at it through a thermal imager. It was quite clear that it was person wearing clothes and struggling to flank the hillside. I showed the thermal screen to a camera guy and he immediately agreed .. “Yeah, that’s a person up there.”
The video they showed was substituted in (as they typically do), and wasn’t anything like what I saw.
When they showed a thermal clip with a circle around a thermal figure running up the hill … that figure is actually ME chasing after the thing … ironically.
It was pretty bizarre for me to watch that scene … because I was yelling “IT’S A HUMAN !!” during the conversation with Bobo and Ranae, and I said it so many times that I felt certain that the field producers would not be able to cut it out and thereby distort what really happened … but they did.
The production crew did not have my thermal imager plugged into the recorder when this happened. If I had recorded some footage myself they probably would not have used it, except for a brief flash, because it would have clearly shown a human, out-of-breath and clumsily struggling to flank the hillside. There was nothing spooky about it.
As a matter of fact, the person seemed so out of breath and struggling that I figured he would be easy to catch up to. That’s the main reason I ran up there.
When I got to the top of the hill I made a wrong turn and ran all the way down to a creek on one side of the hill, but the person apparently didn’t go that direction. I returned to the top of the hill and then went in a different direction but ran into a wall of brush … by that point the person had enough of a head start to be able to get away.Matt Moneymaker
Feel free to discuss this, your thoughts regarding the show, the research techniques, the evidence, whatever.
You can discuss how you think the cast acted.
What you can’t do is call the cast members names, what you think about them personally, etc.
The discussion is about the show Finding Bigfoot, period.
We are ALL abundantly clear how CDC, korollocke, Kahil, etc. feel about Matt Moneymaker and likewise, how he feels about them.
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Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.