Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 5th, 2007
This side-by-side comparison was posted on Boing Boing, and referred back to When A Mangy Bear Is Just A Mangy Bear, after I posted the mangy bear photo here. The Boing Boing comparative exercise gave a direct visual to ponder, regarding the thoughts that the much-discussed “Jacobs young sasquatch” is nothing more than a bear.
Now, here is an added, elementary step to this comparative analysis.
Cryptomundo correspondent fallofrain sends along the above photograph with this explanation of what was done:
In Photoshop, I flopped the photo of the mangy bear onto the Jacobs photo. Even taking into account the different positions of the rear legs and the fact that the scale may be off, the proportions are almost identical.fallofrain
It should also be pointed out that other enhancements are showing up across the internet. Some are being posted to show more “fur” on the body of this animal (supposedly in support of the Bigfoot origins of the picture), but actually what is beginning to become visible are clear ears on this trailcam bear.
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.