Posted by: Guy Edwards on June 7th, 2011
Cliff Barackman has been diligently commenting and recapping each episode of Finding Bigfoot. The episode that aired on Sunday, June 5th spent some time on a handprint on the inside of a glass door. Cliff has video, pages from his notebook, and the frames he used to measure the the print.
I could not use this first frame for determining the overall length of the hand, so I had to export another frame (seen above) from the video in which its entire length was visible. This posed a slight complication because the camera shifted to a closer position before this frame was shot, thus skewing perspective and size of the image in the frame. To compensate for this, I took the physical measurement of the thumb length derived above (3.16 inches) and found its length in pixels. I then used these numbers in a new ratio to determine the length of the hand from the base of the wrist to the finger tips. I had to estimate where the base of the wrist was, and I judged it from the pattern of the smears left on the glass. The overall length seems to have been around 9 inches or so.Cliff Barackman
Below is an actual page from Cliff’s field notebook. You can read the rest, including a video, on Cliff’s Finding Bigfoot Commentary Page at CliffBarackman.com