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“Dead Bigfoot Photo” Deconstructed

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 21st, 2009

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The so-called “Dead Bigfoot Photo”

Cryptomundian Lost Thought submits the following image suggestion for what was done to create the “Dead Bigfoot Photo.”

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About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


4 Responses to ““Dead Bigfoot Photo” Deconstructed”

  1. odingirl responds:

    Very good…..I’ve never ‘photoshopped’ anything and consequently don’t know anything about the process, but this photo looks extremely suspicious from a simple gut-level impression. The attempt to render it ‘old-fashioned’ looking is effective at first glance but with further scrutiny, the blurred quality is over-kill and looks fake. The edges of the ‘beast’ appear manipulated as well to give it a conical head and hands rather than paws…..

  2. Lost_Thought responds:

    Some information regarding my take on this image.

    I did a minor image level adjustment to increase contrast in the dark areas which revealed the overlapped sections. From there it was pretty obvious that the “arm” was in fact translucent.

    It appears that the lighting was matched in some areas using the bevel/emboss layer blend. Specifically to give the illusion of depth to the otherwise featureless and flat shape the arm is made out of.

    The animal was most likely a bear added to the picture and further modified to appear more ape like. If I had to guess I would say this was someone’s school project.

  3. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Good job!

  4. greywolf responds:

    Well that may be the answer but I am wondering what the sorce for this photo is and I would like to see the original.(ie) magazine cover or old photo some one had to start with something.



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