Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 31st, 2011
Why do some images catch on and others don’t? What causes some Bigfoot videos to go viral, while others don’t?
Is the simple nature of the moving images the cause of its successful following? Or is it because of the clarity of the images?
Perhaps tired of blurry blobsquatchs, viewers are welcoming this new video quite openly.
Also, is it fulfilling people’s hopes that modern technology will cause more videos of cryptids to be captured?
Was this the first Bigfoot video shot with an iPhone?
Every so often a video of “bigfoot” goes viral leaving the public questioning its authenticity. And this week is no different!
A video of an alleged bigfoot popped up on the internet this week. It was shot by a Washington woman who claims to have “accidentally” caught the creature on camera while hiking in the woods.Jessica Sinclair
Long Island Press
A Spokane, Washington woman, out for a hike with friends two weekends ago, says she may have captured video of the mythical Bigfoot, the elusive man-ape hybrid who walks upright, has excessive body hair, and seems impervious to in-focus photography.
As reported by KXLY TV in Spokane, the young woman, identified only as “Samantha,” was shooting video in a wooded area near the Spokane River when a tall, shadowy humanoid (with seemingly bad posture) was caught on film. Because the creature was some distance away, she didn’t notice it at the time.
But when Samantha got home and watched the video, she spotted the mysterious stranger moving left-to-right through the frame, the report says. A few days later, she posted the clip on YouTube. The video has since gone viral with more than 579,000 views as of the afternoon of May 30.Jeff Bertolucci
Other recent videos seem to have been of high interest, such as the NC Knobby video from March of this year.
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.