Hiker Films Tennessee Bigfoot?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 29th, 2013

This footage was submitted to YouTube user Legends Beware by a hiker who claims to have shot a video while bird watching near Tennessee/Georgia border on April 21, 2013. According to the witness, the creature in the video is 9ft tall.

The footage in this video was submitted to us. It doesn’t look bad but we’ll have more feedback after we head out there ourselves and investigate.LegendsBeware

About Craig Woolheater
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.

34 Responses to “Hiker Films Tennessee Bigfoot?”

  1. John Jay Murphy via Facebook responds:

    Interesting footage.

  2. DWA responds:

    Well, animals will seem to disappear as judged by people who don’t seem able to keep a video camera on a subject for more than a few seconds.

    Human proportions, human gait.



  3. David-Australia responds:

    What’s with the opening “still shot”? Does not appear anywhere else in the clip. Also, why does the camera somewhat too conveniently fall out of shot just as “it” appears towards the finish? Just my AU$0.02 worth.

  4. Sal DiGennaro via Facebook responds:

    I thought so as well.

  5. Big Frank responds:

    So frustrating at the 2:00 mark, where it looks as if the thing will be stepping into a clear spot, and the camera drops.

  6. Frank Baxley via Facebook responds:

    The two minute mark is really frustrating.

  7. Jen Wear via Facebook responds:

    Very interesting!!!!!!!

  8. DWA responds:

    Big Frank:

    ….and that’s a time-honored tactic for people who know they don’t want you to see it step into that clear spot.

  9. Tim Dodson via Facebook responds:

    That’s fake.

  10. vamelungeon responds:

    Conveniently jerky camera movement. Not the first hoax out of northern Georgia as many may recall. I am so tired of these kinds of videos.

  11. Marco Withrow via Facebook responds:

    Amazing…if real.

  12. Peter Von Berg responds:

    Human gait. Hoaxers crave attention. I suggest from now on all of us JUST STOP responding to these blurry videos, blobsquatches, indeterminate hidden by brush and trees videos, photo shop videos , men in suit videos like this one, and all the rest. Videos are worhless. Unless they’re of National Geographic quality. Don’t give hoaxers what they want. Ignore them, don’t even give them negative feedbck . Just ignore them. I for one will never again post a response to nonsense like this.

  13. Redrose999 responds:

    I have to agree with DWA, human proportions and gait.

  14. dconstrukt responds:

    hey, the good news is this is a clear video… the bad news is its probably a hoax.

    here’s why.

    Almost all the real reports you hear are that of a bigfoot making HUGE strides… if this thing was “9 foot tall” it would have an ENORMOUS stride step by step, and probably not be the most agile animal…

    yet, this thing is moving like a human, taking small steps, and seems to drop VERY quickly for a second in the beginning.

    plus there’s NO noises from this bigfoot?

    what are these things deaf and mute?

    they HAVE to be making some type of noises when breathing or grunting as they’re moving… its a 500lb animal…

    Then the cameraman… how does it INSTANTLY know exactly where the thing is from the beginning?

    and he’s making no noises or anything?

    then @ 1:53 you see cameraman moving… and his jacket or something on him making an noise as he moves…. you don’t think a bigfoot would hear this and KNOW something’s up?

    an animal renowned for wanting and being able to stay hidden.

    then @ 2minutes… you see the “animal” aka human… and you see the stride is JUST like a person….


  15. Adam Prawlocki via Facebook responds:

    Fake or the videographer is a complete nitwit. he very deliberately pans away every time he starts to get a semi clear shot.

  16. Allen Hopkins via Facebook responds:

    Shin rise looked to be human.

  17. Ragnar responds:

    Hoax. Very convenient camera work, especially when the camera moves off target just as the target is coming into a clear space.

  18. edsbigfoot responds:


  19. traveller responds:

    Ghillie suit or Bad Hair day for bigfoot? Ghillie suit for sure.

  20. curtskinn responds:

    I think it is fake for a couple of very good reasons. First from many of the reports I have read from the BFRO site usually when a sas is seen, it unusually quiet with no birds or any other animal making sounds. In this one, the birds are still singing and acting as if nothing was happening.

    It looks human sized and not the size that bigfoot is supposed to be.

  21. cryptokellie responds:

    The sale of Wookie costumes is on the rise. They’re expensive though…aren’t they?

  22. Goodfoot responds:


    Yep… pan in faux earnestness, then, when your bogey is about to step into the clear, pan down towards your feet. That’s where he must be! Also, panning when you can’t see anything is following the script a little TOO closely.

    But these losers never quit – the human equivalent of athlete’s foot.

  23. Hapa responds:

    Oh George W Bush on a Pop-sickle stick; Its a guy in a Ghillie suit, filmed by a dude whose actions with the camera, combined with not having any shocked vocalizations and cuss words, as one would expect from someone in the woods who just suddenly comes across bigfoot (the guy makes no peep when he first encounters the so-called monster), shows him to be part of the hoax.

    Body, parts of a body, a live specimen, or enough fossil material to identify a fossilized animal as an unknown primate equivalent to sasquatch, is what is needed. No amount of testimoney, footage, video feeds, and DNA will ever do. Body, major body parts, captured animal, substantial fossil evidence is all that counts.

    If you don’t have this, don’t waste our time.

  24. etheral responds:

    If this were a true “hey I saw bigfoot and am uploading it to YouTube” video, is there a need for the mood setting music, editing and text? Just upload the damn thing from the camera otherwise it makes the viewer think that other editing took place.

  25. D2K4 responds:

    Regardless of its authenticity this film does have at least one thing of value. It shows how a large bipedal primate, be it human or a Sasquatch, can move through a thick forest while making little noise and being barely visable.

  26. dconstrukt responds:

    LOL… the only thing of value here is that the video is clear and not blurry.

    thats IT.

  27. AreWeThereYeti responds:

    Gotta say, the quality of the audio-track is probably the most exciting part of this video. No less than four commenters: dconstrukt, curtskinn, Hapa and D2K4, referenced the soundtrack. All noted either the lack of noise from the alleged creature (as BOTH a negative and positive trait!), noises made by the videographer, or the presence of background wildlife sounds.

    To those I would add: turn up the volume and you’ll hear several automobiles going-by, in the background, during the course of the video.

    And while DWA will rightly point out that close-proximity-to-civilization sightings are not rare, it is certainly faster/easier/cheaper/more practical for a hoaxer to make a video closer to home, than far-off, somewhere, in the wilds…

    IMHO? Fake. Moving on…

  28. mandors responds:

    I think this is a case of a hoaxer going too far. Up until the 2:00 mark, it looks good. He sees the “creature,” it ducks a couple of times, and the filmer loses it! (Pan left! Pan left! It’s crouching down!) But I like David-Aussie wonder what’s up with the intro shot, that is NO WHERE in the video, and also have a hard time buying that once the rediscovered bigfoot approaches, the camera just pans to the ground. However, did anyone notice the other smaller bigfoot the camera shows around the 1:44-1:47? It’s moving low past the larger tree trunk. The bigger I think is still crouched to the left of screen. I guess it could be the same subject, but I’m not sure. Nice touch there if not. Also, around the 1:30-1:40 time, there is a grunt like sound, but that could just be the camera being jarred. Overall, cutting out the beginning and up until the end, a very interesting video, hoax or otherwise.

  29. Gobbs23 responds:

    This makes me embarrassed to live in Georgia.

  30. alan borky responds:

    Sorry Craig I must’ve clicked the wrong link all I can see’s some bored biker chick pacing about deciding whether to get washed or just go straight into the total bikini wax.

    Seriously what is it about Sasquatch today have they lost their sense of smell so they have no inkling there’s humans round?

    And if they’re really prone to inelegantly flouncing up and down on the spot like stroppy teenagers like that why haven’t we got zoos filled with the buggers?

    Above all if we can her the Sasquatch’s mvements in the distance why can’t we hear the shooter struggling not to breathe too loud while his cam or phone rattles terrifiedly in his hand?

  31. squatchman responds:

    Interesting. There is a possibility that it is a real sasquatch, but the 2:00 mark makes me a little suspicious. It looks big, real, and heavy, but couldn’t really tell. If the camera stayed focused, it would have been perfect!

  32. BronzeSteel responds:

    If we can hear birds in the background and this bigfoot creature surprised this birdwatcher I would expect to hear heavy breathing and other acts of a person in survival situation.

  33. eyeofstrm responds:

    HOAX. Too much camera movement. Seen it before.

  34. BOOTYMONSTER responds:

    another ignorant POS telling lies ……………….

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