Michigan Bigfoot Footage?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 12th, 2013

This video was uploaded to YouTube with no description on July 7, 2011 with the title Lucas bigfoot footage michigan.

What do the Cryptomundians think?

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

24 Responses to “Michigan Bigfoot Footage?”

  1. DWA responds:

    You know, you look at some of these videos, you wonder how the poor dears survive.


    A suit is a terrible thing to waste.

    Vote on it, Cryptomundians. Which post should I put up?

  2. Ty Rant Semaka via Facebook responds:

    I was thinking it looked like a human but that last walk looks pretty darn primate like. The hiding thing is a common Bigfoot thing but that’s fairly common knowledge so a hoaxer could know that. Time to get Bobo to stand in. Looked kinda small.

  3. Fred Janssen via Facebook responds:

    Seems rather noisy for an elusive creature. Short in stature, too. Cameraman feels to close to go unnoticed.

  4. Matthew Pfeifer via Facebook responds:

    Agreed. Plus, if the cameraman was that close, I think there would be more grunting and posturing like a gorilla would.

  5. chadgatlin responds:

    Meets all the criteria:
    Blurry? Check.
    No zoom? Check.
    Non-descript dark figure? Check.
    Attempt to maintain something between the film subject and the camera for most of the time? Check.
    Classic Patty imitation “look back” at the end? Check.

    In all seriousness, there isn’t enough definition to say its not a human. At least that’s my opinion.

  6. edsbigfoot responds:

    Sorry, but it just looks like a person off in the distance to me.

  7. dconstrukt responds:

    michigan jabroni footage.

    dont you watch this stuff before you post it?

    did this site turn into – if it says bigfoot, lets post it?

    isn’t there some sort of criteria you guys follow before posting?

    cuz most of it is JUNK.

  8. springheeledjack responds:

    Go for the suit…that’s my vote…

    And for the bad walking/wandering through the woods oblivious to the “stealthy” ninja camera operator.

    I give.

  9. AreWeThereYeti responds:

    @ chadgatlin: Nicely stated. You saved me a bunch of keyboard strokes. 😀

  10. Anthony P. Christie via Facebook responds:

    is there a 101 class people take on how not to video tape a Bigfoot if you come across one ??

  11. sasquatch responds:

    My impression was of a possible young bigfoot meandering around, not giving a flip about camera dude/chick. It did go behind trees and stay there for longer than most hoax videos..so it has that interesting behavior going for it. Also the camera operator seems to be TRYING to keep camera still…if it IS zoomed in and the operator is farther away than it seems…then this would explain the camera unsteadiness…I could sense the struggle going on…plus if the person was afraid, maybe that’s why they didn’t try to get closer or change positions.

    Then again, maybe it’s a hoax…or a misidentified person with a backpack and hoodie on…the arms do look fairly long tho’.

    Just trying to be fair here guys…

  12. cryptokellie responds:

    Seriously, I have seen all kinds of wild animals in the forest near and not too near my home.

    Deer, bear, raccoons, foxes, skunks, opossums, even saw a moose once while camping in Maine. I never observed any of these animals actively hiding behind a single tree for any length of time or I probably wouldn’t have seen them in the first place. Do animals use trees and especially thick secondary brush growth as cover? Yes, they most certainly do. But few if any animals besides squirrels and other arboreal or semi-arboreal animals (think porcupine) actively use a tree as a hiding place without actually climbing it. To do so assumes that the object you are hiding from isn’t going to move around the tree to see what’s hiding behind it. That would be the case with the camera angle used in some of these videos. Besides, what the hell would a Bigfoot be hiding from? There are no reliable cases of one being shot so I doubt they are gun shy and if given a modicum of distance – say 50 yards – most animals are not really hiding from humans. I believe that if the video shows a half obscured figure playing peek-a-boo behind a single tree, than we are most likely viewing a hoax. Note that the PG film shows everything out in the open and the figure truly does act like an animal surprised at being discovered and just moves off to avoid further confrontation.

  13. hairybeast responds:

    I beg to differ.

    there is a wide head with wide eyes. wider than a mans head would be, and too wide for a mask. it had short fur, not wild nappy hair. the neck protrudes from below the shoulders.

    the torso is very thick. there is disturbance in the video. there is disturbance in the video right when this thing peeks out from behind a tree and disturbs the entire screen for a moment. normal phones with video don’t do that.

    you can see the size of this thing walking around spying on the camera man, it is very big and very tall. compare to the tree trunks.

    I admit, there could be a man in a suit, and its a fraud. it is possible. but consider all those things I’ve stated when being skeptical about the video.
    and just because this thing glances like patty did doesn’t make the video a fraud. in order to prove it a fraud you will need more than that.

    I would like to see this video taken a part and analyzed in every way and then re-check it. in 1967, 10 percent of the 250 million americans had cameras. in 2013, 68 percent of the 460 million americans have phone cameras. running into bigfoot in the outskirts of ever expanding cities, is happening more and more according to the reports. therefore, there will be more videos, fraud and real.

  14. hairybeast responds:

    now this shows an almost patty, but they said to their kid, ”its because of that book we read” and the jaw hanging looks like some kind of flapping piece of hair or mask. its butt sticks out like patty, but the arms and overall body length are too short. it also is taking really big strides. like humans do, called ”giant steps”, the more convincing bigfoot videos dont have that giant step aspect. it did however hide behind a tree when it heard a car.
    but I think this was a prank that the parents were playing on the child due to their attitude during the video.

  15. DWA responds:

    I should say why I gave the Cryptomundians a choice of two! two! Two! possible posts, both of which say This Ain’t the Smoking Gun:

    Human proportions; human movements; and general human dawdling around to make sure the shot gets gotten

    (animals generally don’t go hmmm! what an interesting piece of ground!)



  16. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Nobody bothered to comment on the branch-snapping sounds. I thought that was interesting.

  17. alan borky responds:

    Craig where did this guy shoot this film? From the bottom of a swimming pool?

    I see a tall lanky white guy with a pseudo afro a slightly too short zippered leather jacket an’ a backpack. He’s either playin’ to the camera or somethin’ akin to a mental patient a mental nurse mate once told me about who used to endlessly walk in circles on the spot unable to remove his gaze from his feet which were indeed rather big.

  18. Goodfoot responds:

    Ty Rant: “that last walk looks pretty darn primate like”.

    Yep. Humans are eliminated because they’re not primates.

    Please to un-knit thy brow; it’s sarcasm.

    Here we go again, folks. “You, Carl! Get over there behind that four-trunked tree; I’ll point the camera and pretend I’m just taping nothing special, and you saunter into view!”

    Seriously, who buys something like that?

  19. Peltboy25 responds:

    This subject is alternately hiding behind a tree for lengths of time, and then walking back and forth in the open. So it can’t decide between stealthy, undetected observation or boastful strutting. Which is it? Way too questionable from an activity standpoint to even get into the “look”. Dismissed.

  20. cryptokellie responds:

    I watched this again and at 1:38, we even get the patented “Patty Look back”. With not even the slightest attempt to move closer and perhaps enable a clearer image, I wonder if the video’s photographer was in fact, tied to a tree. Actually, this video would not be bad if the photographer had come across the figure and moved a little closer causing the figure to turn and move off in one direction. The fixed camera position plus the peek-a-boo and milling around figure kills this effort. Why does the video stop just when things are getting interesting which is another reason the P/G film stands apart from almost all others with Patty walking determinedly away and off into the distance. Does anyone actually believe that something the size of a Bigfoot would hide behind a tree as a learned behavior? Hiding from what? The largest predator in Michigan is the black bear which on average would be smaller than an assumed full grown Bigfoot. Mountain lions have returned to Michigan, but not in large numbers and a deer would be the largest animal for a mountain lion to tackle. With it’s hands free to swing a branch like a club, remember that chimpanzees and gorillas do this, I don’t think a full grown Bigfoot would have anything to fear, here in the East. If they exist, that is. The one in this video is afraid of some shmoe standing still with a cell phone…

  21. Goodfoot responds:

    How deep is the ocean? How wide is the sky?

  22. mandors responds:

    Yes, it’s that time of the show again, where Mandors says, if Bigfoot exists, and I do mean “IF,” then it is a creature that happens to look like a big, dumb guy in a suit. All the “credible” videos, from Patty onward, have that quality.

    What I’m tired of is the distain for the image of a bipedal creature looking human. If, again IF, it’s got two arms, two legs and walks upright, guess what Einsteins? IT’S GOING TO LOOK LIKE A HUMAN. Even if it’s not.

    Here we have the typical issue: why when FINALLY the “creature” breaks from the trees does the person stop filming? It’s just like the guy in hairybeast’s video. “Hey, look it’s Bigfoot, so I’m going to start filming the branches of the trees.” Genius.

    Otherwise, the tree-peeking is pretty standard reported behavior. The best images we get are at the 1:37-8 mark where you see long arms, fairly wide back and shoulders and cone-shaped head. The problem is that this information has be so widely distributed, it makes fakes easier.

    Need more background info. If it is a fake, it’s a good one.

  23. DWA responds:


    “What I’m tired of is the distain for the image of a bipedal creature looking human. If, again IF, it’s got two arms, two legs and walks upright, guess what Einsteins? IT’S GOING TO LOOK LIKE A HUMAN. Even if it’s not.”

    Not what is being said here.

    What is obvious to anyone who has done the heavy lifting of reading sighting reports is that people are describing an animal that – although it may have looked to them human at first – exhibits distinctly non-human proportions and movements, that clearly identifed what they were seeing as not a human.

    In other words: it doesn’t look like this crap.

  24. mandors responds:

    At DWA:


    And thank you for proving my point. Just because people say it was an animal, doesn’t mean it walks on all fours and scratches itself, something that evidently some of the posters here do. Bigfoot supposedly walks on two legs; it’s going to look human. That’s the problem. Most witnesses dismiss what they first see as human, UNTIL THEY GET A CLOSER LOOK. Something we don’t have in this video.

    I’ve gone through the reports and watched nearly every credible video. They are not uniform as to movement. The things that are not human are generally reported to be size, facial appearance, stride and speed, not gate. The latter is a recent finding from slowing down video. Most witnesses don’t mention knee bend.

    I stated I don’t know if this “real,” it could be a hoax, but when we do get credible video evidence, and we have before, though NOT necessarily here, it’s going to look pretty much like this video. Again, that’s the problem, and why when credible evidence comes in, such human vs. “animal” dissonance prevents any consensus.

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