Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 19th, 2007
Well, after posting the purported Bigfoot video here on Cryptomundo, the truth comes out.
The person who posted the video at youtube, jamesowens817, replied at youtube to commenters there regarding the video thusly:
why is it always sightings hav poor quality vid?raul266
I know in my instance it’s because the sighting happened before the camera was even on. I felt pretty lucky to get what I did.jamesowens817
He moves like Harry from Harry and the Hendersons! Someone was at a Hollywood costume auction weren’t they?AceOfSpade1234
Ace- We know what we saw. Chasing this thing would not have turned out good for anyone involved.jamesowens817
What a crock!! in the first part the so called ‘bigfoot’ is walking towards the camera, then it cuts to a different scene, where is the rest of the first part???Ricky540i
I shut it off and ran, then repositioned for the second shot. I am not a pro in video or bigfoot. If you have ever had this happen, you know it happens very fast.jamesowens817
The comments left by jamesowens817 alluding to the video being a film study have been removed from youtube. I asked for and received the following statement.
To clear matters up, this was done as a test/study for a feature film we have made about “bigfoot”. To accuratly collect data we had to put the video up on its own and gather comments and such.
We offer our apologies and thanks to everyone that helped us gather this data. We were looking for the following:
1. does the creature look real?
2. What mannerisms should it have?
3. What type of evidence would need to be shown in the film to garner a suspension of disbelief?
4. How solid was our research? IE What sources could be trusted as fact, and what is the tendancy of the cryptozoologist? Will they believe until debunked? or will they try to disprove before belief.
We will not be using this video as a marketing tool, only as data. Your comments and queries were all appreciated, except for some of the more rude members of your community.
To clear up the “feeling sorry for cryptozoologists” what we meant was that you all have to put up with alot, especially in this day and age, with the power of video at most everyone’s fingertips.
For your data, the video was shot as test footage for our film to see what needed fixing on the costume. The costume was made by a seamstress who makes sports mascots, and the head, hands and feet were sculpted specifically for the film, then molded and cast in latex.
The video was filmed on a woods trail at ground level on a private residence and when autofocus kicked in, we cut the tape. The second half of the footage was shown in reverse. Hope in some way that helps you in your further research.
Again, we thank you all and apologize to those who feel misguided.jamesowens817
Some recent comments from youtube regarding the video:
I’ll believe this wasn’t just a poor hoax attempt, when I see your “movie” or you start posting some legit credit to you being an actual film-maker. All I see is a blank profile with this one video. Anyone can take the film-maker’s stance once they’ve been caught. I hope you let others read this before you delete it.asianslave69
and as for my “work” this is only a test, shot, edited and uploaded within one hour’s time frame. Had we really wanted to pull off a hoax, we would have taken the time to do it right and we would not have come clean. jamesowens817
Craig Woolheater – has written 2373 posts on this site.
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.