San Juans Bigfoot Video

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 23rd, 2012

The video below was uploaded to youtube on August 17, 2011 by otabengafarscape1.

Something I couldn’t explain from my vacation in the San juan Mountains of Colorado. This ia all I could get on my camera. I thought it was a bear then a very large manotabengafarscape1

One of the comments to the video was apparently left by someone associated with Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot.

can whoever posted this video please message me back? I work on FINDING BIGFOOT and we’d love to get your permission to use your video on the third season of our show which will be shooting shortly!Lmo1823

Facebook/Find Bigfoot posted the following on February 17, 2012:

One of the producers of Animal Planet’s Hit TV show informed FBFB that they have completed a preliminary investigation and the Youtube video, “Bigfoot of the San Juans” appears to be authentic. Just an FYI. (We have not done an analysis on the film.)Facebook/Find Bigfoot

What do the Cryptomundians think of this Bigfoot video that may end up on season 3 of Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot?

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.

29 Responses to “San Juans Bigfoot Video”

  1. Redrose999 responds:

    It’s a person. The movement is off. I don’t see that “patty swagger” when it walks and the neck and head don’t look fused.

    As far as I’m concerned there’s something “squatchy” about Animal Planet’s analysis of the video. Perhaps they are attempting to sell more Finding Bigfoot episodes?

  2. Daniel G. Trout via Facebook responds:

    I think this looks like one of the standard hoaxed pieces of garbage I’ve come to expect from content posted to YouTube. Consequently, I think that it is the perfect material for “Finding Bigfoot” to feature.

  3. Crystal Panek via Facebook responds:

    I’ve seen this video before – just doesn’t look real to me… In the beginning the creature is just standing there – like it’s waiting for a cue to walk… And, why would the creature deliberatly walk around the bush only to kneel down in front of it… Hoax…

  4. scottyboy10 responds:

    Not real, it just so happens that the camera is already positioned and running. The thing does not walk like a bigfoot. Seems funny how it hangs around on camera, drinking etc. I’ve seen loads of videos on youtube that are more credible than this one and deserve better scrutiny. Mind you, I’m sure Mr. Moneymaker will come to the conclusion that it is real.

  5. PoeticsOfBigfoot responds:

    Well, at least it’s not shaky. It’s funny how that’s the biggest complaint about most videos like this, then it’s cited as a reason this is a fake. That being said, the animal is built an awful lot like my Uncle Keith; I’ll have to ask him if he’s been hiking in CO lately.

  6. whiteriverfisherman responds:

    I can hear it already, “That’s definitely a Squatch!” Only the Finding Bigfoot people could possibly find this worth looking at.

  7. DWA responds:

    If it moves like a person, the proportions seem to say “human,” and there’s nothing else to go on:


    That anyone could vouch for this as authentic, with nothing but the video, is…well, it’s an indictment of their credibility.

  8. watn6789 responds:

    If anything looks like a suit, its that.

    Very suity

  9. Peltboy25 responds:

    I’m sure the “finding bigfoot” crew will send Bozo to crouch near that exact bush. As long as the comparison doesn’t show the thing to be three feet taller than him, it should prove to be a hoax.

  10. midwest mimi responds:

    I’m more dismayed to find out there is going to be a third season of this tripe…..

  11. alan borky responds:

    Craig this is it – the thing we’ve been waiting for so long…

    The final indisputable proof: Grover the Muppet…IS REAL!

    It might even be evidence of Bigfoot too – if they’re now calling him Titchyfoot!

    When Patty moves – even when she looks back at the camera – there’s this unflinching rolling momentum a complete disregard for her general surroundings especially what’s on the floor immediately below her. You get the same thing with Africans or indeed any group used to or (prefering) walking in their bare feet.

    ‘Grover’ though negotiates those bushes as if he’s terrified what the costume agency’re go’no say if he takes the suit back covered in chlorophyll stains and fibre snags.

  12. Desertdweller responds:

    Oh well. Bring it on.

    If it’s fake, I’ve seen worse.

    Still need something tangible. As we have seen with the “Mammoth”, videos alone don’t really prove anything.

  13. gridbug responds:

    I’m a believer in the probable existence of Bigfoot, but this video is simply ridiculous. Incredibly on point that Finding Bigfoot wants to get this footage for their program, which totally reeks of the same sort of nonsense that came with A Current Affair’s handling of the Manitoba Footage (refresher: CA bought the rights to the footage then cocked it up with a fake “safari” to the site of the filming with the brilliant but eccentric Franklin Ruehl and ex-rocker turned chainsaw sculptor Cherie Currie).

    In a word: FAIL.

  14. CDC responds:

    This is exactly what hurts the credibility of Bigfoot believers…BS videos like this.

    23 seconds? Really? Why is every faked video 30 seconds or less? Why? Because beyond that and we all can see they are faked.

    If Animal Planet uses this video for season 3 of Finding Bigfoot, I will go out and make 50 videos just like this to show what a joke the Bigfoot community has become.

    A figure all in black from 100 yards away for 23 seconds and they want to use this as evidence of an animals existence? Wooly Mammoth video anyone?

    Look, stop wasting time. Dr. Melba Ketchum has promised a paper for a year and a half now, and like it or not, she is the best hope for Bigfoot believers. This video crap means nothing.

    Melba, it’s up to you…Moneymaker is out yelling in the woods, so if Bigfoot is real, Melba you are the one who will have to show us.

  15. paul_r responds:

    Good to know that finding bigfoot is interested in youtube videos of people.

  16. red_pill_junkie responds:

    a) why is the clip so short and what happens after the clip stops? The poster doesn’t explain on Youtube.

    b) Zoom that beeyatch!

  17. Mibs responds:

    another video that’s conveniently framed and too short (did the videotape/memory card run out of space?).

  18. Hapa responds:

    I swear that everytime a vid like this pops up skeptics giggle louder. Junk like this isn’t evidence; its a croc. I can’t think of any mainstream scientific search for a species new to science that involved people refusing to get a type specimen or a major part of one in order to show he world that species exists. After decades the best we can provide is this?

    To echo the late Grover Krantz; this has to end. It won’t end as long as we have people who put primary importance into tracks and videotape instead of bodies, fresh bones, fossils, or live specimens.

    And we wonder why we are laughed at.

  19. AreWeThereYeti responds:

    I’m with Redrose999, DWA, red_pill_junkie & others in calling out the human-like movement, shortness of the clip & lack of any attempt to zoom-in on the alleged creature.

    That, and the way the individual crouches-down soooo carefully in an attempt to keep from getting their rental gorilla-suit dirty & forfeiting their deposit!

    C’mon people, you can do better than this…

  20. jan09 responds:

    I think all of these Youtube videos contain indisputable proof of Bigfoot’s supposed infrasound ability. The videographers are frozen in place, unable to move closer to the subject, and suddenly develop an overwhelming urge to turn off the camera after 9 seconds. Quite the defense mechanism to be sure.

    I can see the FB/FB analysis now…Infrasound – CONFIRMED~!

  21. DWA responds:

    jan09: Right on the head, man.

    “Now….you do notice…EVERY VIDEO….[raised eyebrow]…SHUTS OFF AT THE MOMENT OF TRUTH! COINCIDENCE…?….OR….[harsh stage whisper with super-elevated eyebrow]….infrasound….!?!?”

    CDC: if we’re all in with Melba now, we might as well just decide the sasquatch isn’t real. She got nut-TIN’. DNA says squat without a type specimen, other than, well, it appears to be primate (and maybe just possibly not one we know about). That finding has been made more than once…and here we still are. I have said it more than once, and the TBRC is one organization that is finally trying it: long-term scientific stakeout in an area of recent sightings and other evidence, by a team that is ready to suspend cynicism and simply follow up on what happens. Worked for Patterson. (No, Bobo and Matt, I didn’t say “if nothing happens, MAKE something happen.”) Or else forget it until a bigfoot intersects with the flight path of a semi.

    Peltboy25: Dunno, man. Bobo is HUGE. Maybe we’re looking at the wrong DNA!

    PoeticsOfBigfoot: True, but we all know a major skeptical dodge is arguing whatever one thinks will make one’s case. That said, the P/G film does something nobody has been able to fake well in any video I’ve seen: shows a shake that is exactly accounted for by the reported reactions of the filmer, and totally consistent with what one would expect in such an encounter. When you have been thrown off your horse, and are running, um, camera’s gonna shake a bit. Like, well, that. Every Obligatory Pattersonesque Camera Shake I have seen has been comical by comparison. Why are you shaking, man? CUT IT OUT.

  22. ModernShanahan responds:

    I seen this before, it’s the same like all the other fakes. Same script different cast. What I find strange is why Bigfoot is walking upright! Compared to all the other descriptions of Bigfoot, this one even at a distance “Screams” costume! Sometimes you must wonder, what is the person filming doing there, why are they filming what they’re filming and if he/she knew Bigfoot was going to show up. I have a feeling this is what that person did, knew Bigfoot was going to show up. Why? To get attention probably. I’m tired of all these fakes. I’m really sick and tired of them…. These people are really giving us a bad name, they can’t find anything better to do then just mock us without having valid reasons. Well to my knowledge, they can’t just assume something is not there when the facts are already there.

    The facts are

    1. Animals of new species are still being discovered.
    2. Supposedly extinct animals were find alive.
    3. Other animals were thought to be myth/legend were discovered.

    When they’re exposed to any or all three facts, then they have no reason to mock us. Those 3 facts give other cryptids a chance to be the real deal. Which is my reason to be open minded. I have other reasons as well.

    I totally understand seeing is believing. Especially when we have blobsquatches and so many hoax. It’s understandable if someone loses their belief on Bigfoot. One must wonder, why is Bigfoot so hard to find?

  23. inbetween responds:

    this isn’t confusing at all, it’s a fake, and not a very good one.

  24. Opalman responds:

    “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”- Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

    Regarding the San Juan Clip: Here we go again. “Fake”, “man in a suit”“, why is the videographer filming when the subject appears?”“, why would the subject walk around the brush, (bush)?” and so on. IMO its unavoidable to have an opinion (of course) but any opinion worth expressing should be worth pondering logically with Reason and logic. If you say it’s a fake or a hoax; please tell us how you arrive at that conclusion. Please Provide Proof;(PPP)!!
    I don’t have an opinion on this one and when the clip was first posted I said that the jury would be out a long time before a reasonable determination could be made. I feel that we can’t make many judgments about this video. We would all benefit tremendously if a site visit could be made. Relative measurements of nearby features could be easily made thusly determining the size of the subject. Botanical ID of the shrubbery next to the creek could be positively made; providing a possible rational for the pathway chosen by the subject. I have hypothesized that sasquatch use streams and creeks as could be located near the site.

  25. Opalman responds:

    Sorry the Paste over from MS Word didn’t do right The last line should read:

    I have hypothesized that sasquatch use streams and creeks as areas for nearby defecation; perhaps old scat could be located near the site shown.

  26. Opalman responds:

    Since this DNA issue first came up I’ve been doing some intensive DNA text book learning. The genetics topic is incredibly technical requiring texts (knowledge) of biology, biochemistry or organic chemistry, statistics and on and on. Just when one begins to see the light at the end of the tunnel, as far as a basic understanding goes, the science of theoretical DNA studies throws a 2×4 in the finely meshed gears of the learning process; (such as the alternate DNA Chemistry paradigm—where arsenic is foundational instead of the normal phosphorus; which has major implications since phosphorus is a major bio-element , arsenic being a trace constituent a significant bugaboo where bones are being tested). Coincidently the first viable examples of alternate DNA nucleotides were found at Mono Lake in California.
    I can’t remember any study more fraught with frustrations and seeming contradictions. Frankly the topic is very humbling; I feel like a kindergartener trying to learn calculus.
    With those confessions out of the way I’ll say this. I am at a complete loss to understand how Ketchum plans on proving anything from DNA samples supposedly from one (or more) carelessly handled specimen. Without a qualitatively cataloged specimen sample for purposes of comparison (TYPE SPECIMEN), the most we can expect is “sample is of unknown origin”—which proves nothing. Maybe I’m missing something? If so will someone please enlighten me!

  27. ModernShanahan responds:

    Next time Bigfooter, if you see Bigfoot, tranquilize it and then when it falls, run to it and check if it’s a mask or costume, then if it’s not! You got yourself a real Bigfoot! 😀

    If you see a Bigfoot that looks exactly like the Patterson film, don’t hesitate to tranquilize it… and check if it’s the real deal :

    That’s another thing we are missing, a tranquilizer.. Try it on a sea serpent and it most likely will float or sink in the same direction and you can catch your self a cryptid 😀

  28. squatchdigger responds:

    The walking is all off….the person in the video walks like a guy taking a hike to the creek. Clearly the hoaxers don’t know of the anatomical differences and variances of the walking motion of Bigfoot.

  29. Champ Voucher responds:

    I predict that once again, Bobo will prove to be bigger than this “squatch.”

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