Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 14th, 2007
Bigfoot or bear? That does not seem to be the source of most inquiries about this photo any longer.
With regard to the most frequent questions heard, they are about why more than one photograph was not taken.
The Mt. Hood trailcam owner has forwarded these specifics:
The fastest the camera can do is one picture a min. Then it takes a 30 sec. video. They are moition & heat responsive.The camera first takes a picture then about 1-2 seconds it starts a 30 sec. video. The video shows nothing [as] the animal already escaped; we try to put the camera up so the animal will go down the trail but that did not happen in this one.Dianna Martin
Following are two versions from many enhancements sent to Cryptomundo. In this case, the manipulation appears to at first show the head of a bear, but upon later examinations, some of have said, it does not. The image is most probably a bear, but as you can see, this is turning into a case of blobbear!
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.