Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 18th, 2005
I received an email from someone today stating:
I’m not a professional like you guys, but I think I got something real exciting on tape. It was in California, not Texas. But I’ve put up a Web site. Can you give me your professional opinion?
This is the link to the website: Bigfoot sighting!!!
The video is hosted on an Angelfire site, so it may be unavailable at times due to traffic.
Text from the website:
November 14, 2005
Last weekend my girlfriend Jill and I were hiking in northern Sonoma County (in CA). We had our video camera with us so we could try to tape some elk. We’d been going for about a couple hours when Jill said she heard a strange noise. We stopped, and then I heard it too.
At first, it sounded like a deep growl, kind of what a bear would make, but higher pitched. Jill wanted to run away, but then we heard it again. I thought it was real strange. So I took out the camera to try to zoom in on where the noise was coming from, and there was this weird creature. It must have heard us, because it moved away real fast! It was gone in about 15 seconds.
The thing was like 8-9 feet tall, with reddish brown colored hair, and dark eyes. I ran after it, but it moved real fast. When I got to the spot in the ground where it had been when I first heard it, I noticed that the grass was smashed down, and there was this strange, skunky kind of smell.
Afterwards, Jill was real scared, so we turned around and went back, and we didn’t see it again. But that creature was like nothing I’ve ever seen before – if it wasn’t Bigfoot, then I don’t know what it was.
And one more thing – when I got home, my Mom’s mutt Brownie kept sniffing and barking at my hiking boots. They must have smelled like the creature. Brownie was going totally crazy. Luckily, my buddy Jeff has a buddy Alex who works in a lab, so we’re going to have him analyze them.
My name is Mark Nelson, and I’m an amateur naturist. I love hiking in the woods and spending time outdoors. I also like photography, and I play bass in a rock band called Total Nutcase.
I sent a copy of the video to fellow Cryptomundo blogger Rick Noll to take a look at. I’m sure that he will have some thoughts to weigh in on this video soon.
Link to stabilized image done by Rick Noll.
It turns out that this video was hoaxed by Penn and Teller for the Showtime series. Details here on Cryptomundo.
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.