Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 25th, 2009
From the poster of this video at YouTube:
This incredible piece of footage is surely the most amazing record of a sasquatch since the famed Patterson-Gimlin film of 1967! It was recorded last July just outside of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. You can check out the details behind this incredible encounter, as well as a brief history of Colorado’s Yellow Top Bigfoot at our website. More proof will be forthcoming!
The site says this, in part, about the 2008 footage:
In late July of last year, encouraged by the flurry of sightings, myself and a friend decided to venture into the wilderness just outside Rocky Mountain National Park to try and photograph the Yellow Top Bigfoot. We brought enough sparse supplies for two nights in the woods, as well as a digital still camera and a video camera.
We initially kept to the empty wilderness, thinking seclusion would be a better bet for a sighting. But after after two days and no luck, we decided to head back to our base camp through a way which skirted closer to the border of the Park and its trail system. Early in the afternoon, we decided to rest for lunch. My friend was taking a nap when I heard noises coming from the east of me. Something was walking, but with far more bulk than a deer or elk, and faster than a bear would walk. Before I could grab the video camera, the creature had walked into a small clearing not 50 yards away from me.
The sasquatch was much smaller than I had imagined, 6 1/2 feet tall at most, but perhaps shorter. It had a conical skull and deeply recessed eyes. It’s hair was a light-colored brown, with a slight reddish hue. I could clearly see from its genitalia, which was eerily human, that it was a male. The creature made no sound as it sat beneath a tree, and stayed there, nearly motionless.
For almost five minutes (although it seemed far longer than that), I attempted to retrieve the video camera from its case without disturbing the creature. I had successfully opened the zipper, but overzealously pulled on the velcro holding the top of the case shut. The sasquatch looked quickly in my direction, realizing our presence. Knowing my cover was blown, I quickly pulled the camera out of the case and turned it on….
To be sure, it was an incredible experience – one which sparked our desire to catalog the sightings of the Yellow Top Bigfoot and collect as much evidence as possible to prove its existence. This website will be the fruits of our efforts.
The truth, dear readers, will be forthcoming.
So what is the “truth”? Why so mysterious? There’s someone in a suit? Why all the mystery? Is this a movie promotion?
Who is behind this? Greg102 shares some initial detective work: “Well if you do a simple domain whois on their website, it was created on february 5th 2009 by Noah Sodano. I’m skeptical.”
It turns out there’s a Noah Sodano who is an artist, sometimes filmmaker and the creator behind a December 2008 project called “This Aborted Earth” : “an animated series in production for Television. It’s a funny, twisted Don Quixote-meets-Monty Python-type-voyage through a Medieval universe that mirrors the worst of our own. Composed entirely of 19th Century imagery, This Aborted Earth looks and feels like nothing ever before seen.”
Noah Sodano is easily found online, a 27 year old artist last year, in Littleton, Colorado. He seems to have gone back and forth between universities and colleges in Colorado, for his filmmaking. He was the Winner, Honorable Mention, in the Student Film Category at the 2005 Fort Film Fest in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Nothing original about “Yellow Top,” of course. On many levels.
“Yellow Top” is a Bigfoot name traditionally associated with another part of the USA, not Colorado.
As the website notes: “The creature’s name (‘Yellow Top’) comes from another sasquatch which made several appearances in Ontario from the 1920’s through the 1940’s, and was known for having a light mane of hair on the top of its head. Colorado’s Yellow Top also seems to be fair-haired, which contrasts with the overwhelming reports of dark-haired sasquatch throughout their recorded history.”
Cobalt, Ontario, it will be recalled, is the site of the reports of the old Bigfoot with blond hair on its head called “Yellow Top” and then as it grew more mature, “Old Yellow Top,” in 1906, 1923, 1946, and 1970.
“Old Yellow Top” (of Cobalt, Ontario) drawn by Harry Trumbore in The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates, © Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe 1999, 2006; © Harry Trumbore 1999, 2006.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. 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. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.