Really Cool Old Bigfoot Video

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 15th, 2014

This has been around for a very long time. It was first described as a Bigfoot then later as a headless Mothman, either way it’s a cool old school cryptid video.

This may be from the controversial Ivan Marx but I have not explored that further. ~ Steve Alcorn

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.

4 Responses to “Really Cool Old Bigfoot Video”

  1. Goodfoot responds:

    Well, it’s so contrasty as to eliminated nearly all the grey tones, so any useful information is completely absent. And wasn’t Mothman headless to begin with?

    I see what seems to be a pair of legs moving, and pretty much nothing else. Certainly no evidence of wings.

  2. hoodoorocket responds:

    If this is one of Ivan Marx’s films it would be interesting to know where it falls in the time line of his Gimpy the Wounded Bigfoot clips.

    It must be stated that Marx was a “documentary” film maker (whether he was more than a mediocre film maker is debatable). I put documentary in quotes, because his films always veered from recording live events into telling a narrative of his own creation. This is a gray area every documentarian must wrestle with, but Marx always got pretty far afield, even with his non-bigfoot editing.

    I say all this to point out both Marx and his wife were competent camera operators and would have handled the camera better than the shooter of this footage. With the Gimpy the Bigfoot clips, the camerawork is more solid even though it revealed the creature to be unbelievable.

    So, if this is a Marx clip, is he trying camera shake to obscure the costume? Would he have tried this first and then abandoned it in favor of a straight shot of Gimpy? Or is it the other way around. We could get inside his head better, if we had a verified body of his bigfoot clips in chronological order.

    Personally I believe Marx did not see himself as a hoaxer. I believe in his own mind he was creating staged footage to tell the narrative of his film. Even the majority of his wildlife shots were staged, or edited combinations of captured footage and shots of his tame animals. Back then this would have been acceptable procedure, in the vein of the popular Disney wildlife films. The Disney films were completely staged narratives that happened to have animal actors, they were no more documentaries than Marx’s films.

    Did he see bigfoot? Who can say? Was he recreating events he actually experienced? Who can say? He definitely believed in bigfoot and tried to get others to believe.

    He was definitely following a life he loved, in the wild, with a camera in his hand. That’s more than I can say. In the end, the life he lived was his best legacy, not the film he shot.

  3. hoodoorocket responds:

    Lacking the provenance of where this clip comes from, I guess the only real discussion is whether it resembles an Ivan Marx clip.

    Anyone care to put in the time to watch his clips to see if the setting, costume, and camera work in this clip match that of good ole snowbound Gimpy?

  4. Dr Kaco responds:

    hoodoorocket – well said bud. I was thinking the same thing watching….Marx!! Marx meets Blair Witch meets Charlie Chaplin !!! Sweet! ;p

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