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What Does The Provo Canyon Video Really Show?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 8th, 2012

The above photograph is not to be confused with the Provo Canyon video’s imagery. It is from the Seattle video.

So what are we to make of what is being seen in the Provo Canyon recording? A news reporter from Colorado asked for my first reactions after seeing the Provo Canyon video.

Let me share what I said:

I think any investigator of Bigfoot and especially of YouTube posted videos should be open-minded but skeptical of such forms of evidence.

There are several things in this recording that bother me, however, and which calls forth questions.

Among these are:

Why is the alleged Bigfoot so relatively unaware of the humans?

Why are the humans “stopping” during their “hiking”?

Why is the video so very short?

I have seen nothing to say this is an authentic video recording of an unknown hominoid or a human in a suit. The distance to the alleged creature is too far and the masking effect of underbrush and trees makes an intensive study of this “evidence” inconclusive. Loren Coleman, November 6, 2012

New enhanced images from France have done nothing to change the metaphoric unclear view I have of this unknown object in the brush. Do these new images change your opinion?

Click on the images to see the larger versions.

Images via Philippe Coudray:

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.


7 Responses to “What Does The Provo Canyon Video Really Show?”

  1. MR JOSHUA responds:

    Very well put Loren. At this point it is nothing more than a “blobsquatch” that neither identifies or disproves a sasquatch. I think until we have a high resolution film/picture of a sasquatch this will not be the last of the blobsquatches especially if the animal’s face matches the color of the rest of the body.

  2. Kimberly Poeppey-Del Rio via Facebook responds:

    I think the pointy ears rule out a Bigfoot. Dogman perhaps. But the body shape is wrong for a dogman. How bout person in a dog type full head mask?

  3. Goodfoot responds:

    REALLY? People still want to “debunk” (translation: write bunk against) the Patterson-Gimlin footage, FOUR AND A HALF DECADES later! You REALLY think a hi-res snippet of footage will turn the head of doubters? REALLY?

  4. hoodoorocket responds:

    Interesting, these stills reveal that the illusion of a silhouetted arm are caused by leaves in the forground.

    As for the last two pics- wouldn’t you know it, the one day I don’t bring my 3-D glasses to work…

  5. Lyall M responds:

    Thanks for putting that up. That separate arm that some people mention seems to be caused by leaves on the tree in front in front of the blob. The 3D shots really don’t provide any additional information but can give you a headache if you look at too long…

  6. Goodfoot responds:

    Which brings up an interesting question. Maybe some Cryptomundian may know: are 3-D images created from non-3-D images really 3-D images? Don’t they have to be created with a 3-D camera?

  7. smwmustang responds:

    First, I must admit I thought there would be more post on this video as I have watched it numerous times. Obviously, as usual, as soon as it appears to be something we get lots of camera shake and running.

    Here are my observations of the stills…any comments appreciated as I am just noting what I see and not what it is

    1. in frame 8 it appears to look like hair sticking up on the top of the “creature”
    2. in from 15 and 16 it appears that the head is very smooth like someone is wearing a fleece hat
    3. in frames 13-16 where it appears to be an arm (there are leaves but if you watch the video and the background I do believe it is an arm), note there appears to be a hand at the end of the arm but backwards or deformed.
    4. also, in each frame the shadowing is very uniformed almost like it was some sort of camouflage

    Just my observations and as an avid outdoorsman and hiker I know the realization of “freaking out” when you see something. I once stopped dead in my tracks as a black bear was not 50 feet from me. Turned out to be a stump, but for a split second because my brain knew I was in a bear preserve, that is exactly what I saw.

    I have also come up on a Moose and his chick out in the Wind River Range and we were very far away and up close. There is no mistaking things when you really see them, only when you think you see them.



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