Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 18th, 2014
Video #1: Todd Standing Bigfoot video as seen in second Survivorman Bigfoot show with Les Stroud. Warning: Explicit Language.
Guest review by Cryptomundian JW:
Suvivorman: Bigfoot Radium Springs premiered on Discovery Channel on April 16th here in the US.
Once again we meet up with Les Stroud professing to be a Bigfoot skeptic with Todd Standing.
This episode picks up where episode one ends. Stroud is camping out and comments, “I’ve done a good job of spooking myself! I heard repeated ‘thuds’ in the ground.”
When daybreak arrives Stroud is ready to head out to the location Standing says is a Bigfoot hot spot many miles to the South. It’s the area where Standing claims he was ‘almost’ attacked by as many as seven Bigfoot. The area is called Radium Springs.
Our explorers spend a lot of time talking broken trees and tree structures as they
wander through the forest. Standing seems excited talking about seeing “the big guy” beside that rock. Stroud echoes his same experience in Alaska.
Next we hear the story about as many as seven Bigfoot surrounding Standing. “You get to a point you just shut off, it was too much panic, I fully went into shock”, says Standing. We see some shaky out of focus video clips lit up by flares and hear Standing yell, “Get out of here! Get! … You want some?” Images of ‘The Blair Witch Project’ began to run through my mind.
Once again the scenery is beautiful. Standing is hearing banging rocks in the distance that we do not hear on the video. Stroud comments he might be more agnostic now than skeptic. We get to see a several of Standing’s video clips showing what he calls Bigfoot running up a mountain side and standing up while facing away from the camera. Also included is the ‘eye blink’ video. Like Stroud says, “it’s either real or it’s not.”
Les Stroud ends the episode with “There’s only one answer. There’s no in between. I need that answer and I know where to find it, it’s out here … in the dark of remote wilderness. So that’s what I’ll keep going until I have my answer.”
I was looking forward to this episode with expectations of action or perhaps unseen video but in my opinion this episode was nothing more than stories. Well articulated, scripted out stories.
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.