Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 30th, 2008
Unfortunately, someone has decided to re-post the following Goat Mountain “Bigfoot” footage on YouTube during August 2008.
But this is from 1996, and is a created fiction.
It first appeared on National Geographic’s television special, “Bigfoot Monster Mystery” (1997).
The program aired a presentation of its hoaxed footage, known as the “Goat Mountain, Oregon November 1996 footage.”
The 1997 documentary was produced for British Channel 4 by Mark Scullet and directed by Norman Hull.
This program traces the efforts of British biologist and wildlife cameraman John Waters as he investigates and half-heartedly tries to film a Sasquatch. The show ultimately ends with an attempt to create a convincing hoax, which all agree is very difficult.
It also shows Patrick Denver, costume maker, (below) helping create the hoax attempt.
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.