Finding Bigfoot: “Frozen Bigfoot” Photos!

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 22nd, 2011

Cryptomundians are talking about the upcoming episode of Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot: “Frozen Bigfoot” Premiering Sunday, June 26, 10PM e/p. I have seen comments asking if this episode will be dealing with the “Bigfoot” in a freezer from Georgia in the summer of 2008. I have also seen comments asking if it will be dealing with the Minnesota Iceman.

Both of those assumptions are incorrect from what I can surmise from the preview of this Sunday’s episode airing on Animal Planet.

The Finding Bigfoot team will be going onsite to investigate the following series of photos taken by a backpacker in Washington state in 2005.

I am reposting this original Cryptomundo post containing the photos from December 21, 2006.

Silver Star Mountain Bigfoot

Are these photos of a Bigfoot, or something altogether else?

These photos were posted on the BFRO website last year. There was mention of additional photo(s).

We have received comments regarding these photos, as one of the additional photo(s) was recently published on the Coast to Coast AM website.

On November 17, 2005, I was looking to the south from the summit of Silver Star Mountain. On the ridge across from me I saw something I thought looked a little strange, so I got out my camera and took some pictures. Right after I took the first shot it moved or stood up, and I took another picture. It then moved toward the south, away from me. I had to readjust because the wind was so strong, and it was difficult to move because the snow was waist deep. I got closer to a rock to steady myself and took another picture. By then it was moving down the hill. I don’t think it was another backpacker or snowshoer.

These photos are republished here on Cryptomundo with the written permission of the photographer, Randee C.

Silver Star Mountain Bigfoot

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Silver Star Mountain Bigfoot

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Silver Star Mountain Bigfoot

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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.

57 Responses to “Finding Bigfoot: “Frozen Bigfoot” Photos!”

  1. Kopite responds:

    What kind of hiker, out in a place like that, doesn’t have either a backpack, a walking pole or even a bottle of water on him or her? The colour looks uniformly dark and I see no trace of heavy clothing anywhere.

    I’ve always thought these pics were very curious.

  2. RWRidley responds:

    Opalman -That makes sense.

    Kahil – That makes sense, too.

    It appears like Cliff’s been working with the original photographer in this case. Getting his location, focal length, etc. I’m guessing they’ll have Bobo play the squatch again, and get an approximate size, but that will only have a visual impact. I’m sure it will be far from accurate.

  3. Redrose999 responds:

    @you’re welcome RWRidley, I’m just sorry it took so long to find the link. I know why I thought it was the BFRO page now, it was the link. Anyway, in light of all this, I am looking forward to the episode. It might prove to be interesting.

  4. loopstheloop responds:

    Not sure about this. It seems kind of, well, dull and silly. Ah well, I’m sure the post-production team can spice it up, if needs be.

  5. Opalman responds:

    Having done some high elevation, cold weather camping / hiking; I personally cannot imagine not staying within a few arm lengths from a buddy in such a windy location—if for no other reason than to be heard by each other. Also the photographer says its very windy which does anything but explain why a lone individual is so obviously sparingly dressed in what appears to be more a hoody than a parka. Personally I would never move around on a high, steep windswept ridge without a ice axe and climbing rope handy. These items would likely be visible as would any day pack. Upon close examination (to my eyes) the subject’s arms appear slightly longer than we typically see in humans. Where others are saying hoody, I see a sagittal crest. I would expect that hiker / climber would be preoccupied by the ridge top / summit view—but subject is ignoring the view in all (3) photos. I would think that any stopping and admiring the vista by the subject would inspire the photographer to capture such a moment on film or media.

    As far as the claim by someone that the picture subject was he himself; that seems a fantastical claim that neither he nor anyone else can substantiate. I doupt it.

  6. BAMA1863 responds:

    My first impression after seeing enlargments of the photos was how this creature reminded me a lot of the subject of Patterson’s film. Especially as it turned to walk away. The slumped broad shoulders, the wide head with no neck showing and long arms. Also the hunched forward look of the upper body. Even though this subject was further away I saw a enough to make me believe the 2 creatures are very much alike. Did anyone else catch this? Just my 2 cents worth.

  7. Opalman responds:

    I would be thrilled to see a couple of regular Joes, resourceful and independent of any so called “research organizations” bring back irrefutable evidence of this amazing creature’s (sasquatch’s) existence. At risk of becoming another “sasquatch expert”, I’d like to mention a few protocols that if followed would quite possibly, if not; probably, greatly increase the likelihood of success in finding and documenting the sasquatch. Since I am no longer able to engage in these kinds of expeditions due to serous heath issues I’m recommending the following in the hope that someone might successfully utilize these same protocols that I believe in wholeheartedly. With the exception of a thermal imaging system, this is the equipment I have on hand for short notice camping/hunting. I’ve used everything noted and am very happy with everything’s usefulness, quality and performance.

    First of course is locating and becoming familiar (by topo map and Sat image) with a prospective large parcel of habitat where sightings or other evidence has already been consistently noted. The Okanagan National Forest area would be a very high on my short list, though I’d stay clear of the summit areas or terrain above 5000ft ASL. A remote, high conifer forest away from hiking trails and other hikers/backcountry campers etc. etc. would be ideal. The normal criterion for the location/finding apex predators should be foremost. Almost any of the well forested major drainages at mid elevation look like good areas to me.

    The party should consist of two people only. Emergency GPS locator beacons is essential as is a comprehensive first aid kit and normal small emergency items. Each party member should be in excellent physical shape and experienced in back country hiking /camping / survival. Ideally and for too many reasons to go into here, party members should have extensive and successful big game hunting experience. Supplies and equipment should be limited to what 2 people can comfortably carry for extended hiking stints. Backpacks should be MOLLE spec, large overnight assault type, equipped with Camelback™ reservoir, either (2) 200 oz. (1) 400 oz.

    For the above mentioned area, timing should be 2-5 weeks after snow melt.

    No call blasting, no infrared gear, passive thermal imagers OK and desirable. No pheromones (unless you can talk a mature female sasquatch out of some of hers—tell her its “for science”) . Human scent masking products recommended, real fox urine is best, avail. online. Odor combating (hunting) clothing OK. Quality headlamps needed, (Princeton Tec apex™ or equal. best w/ rechargeable AA batteries. (1) Small solar charging system needed (see Sundance Solar; Voltaic Fuse™ solar charger, backpack mount; for charging a wide variety of batteries). Several sets of rechargeable batteries as required by devices carried. Two way radios needed (Midland GTX 100VP-4™- with tactical throat mics / headsets) Small digital audio recorder such as Tascam DR-03™ with TASCAM TM-ST1™ needed. NO gamecams! Survival whistles needed.

    Small, unobtrusive digital cameras video recorders needed, capable of interfacing with thermal imager ideal. Game Ear™ hearing aids w/ extra batteries needed. Large size UDAP™ bear spray for each in party w/ holster needed. Specimen bottles (sealed sterile) needed. Sterile swabs needed. 25’ Cloth measuring tape grad. inches and mm / cm needed. Light weight plaster cast material and supplies OK if added weight permissible, we already have a kazillion cast samples).

    2 or 3 man, 4 season Tent needed. Katadyn™ water filter system needed. Quality L/W sleeping gear needed. Inclusion / exclusion of these items listed above are mission critical, other items may be chosen as required as per team member agreement but should not include electronic devices other than those shown above. The absolute minimizing of stray electromagnetic oscillations cannot be overstressed.

    The rest is easy;

    Hike traveling a predefined route, between several prospective campsite areas, pick good campsites not too far (75 yds.) from game trails but not right on them either. Listen closely with at least (1) Game ear on at all times. Look for sign, spoor—think “outside the box”. Keep a detailed journal, photo-document each campsite and anything interesting. Keep your head on a swivel. Utilize still hunting technique randomly or as sensed necessary (walk 3-7 steps-stop, motionless for at lease 1 full minute, better with 2 min pauses—listen carefully). Be alert to hunches, feelings of being watched etc. Watch ridgelines from a distance downwind of them, trying to remain hidden. Don’t be in a hurry. Expect the unexpected at every new vantage point. Stay within eyesight of each other at all times. When walking together (not still hunting) normal non-boisterous conversation is OK; He / they know where you are most of the time (not always). Ideally, while bunking team should take watches; 3 hours each works well.

    Allow any campfire to burn out after turning in. Enjoy, have fun, relax. Abide by low impact camping protocols at all times and don’t store food of any type within 100’ (or more) of tent. Acquire and read Stephen Herraro’s, “Bear Attacks their Cause and Avoidance”, even in areas of black bears only. Oh Yeah…have your camera ready at all times. Good luck.

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