First Full Facial Footage of Bigfoot? UPDATE

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 1st, 2011

The Bigfoot drawing above is via The Erickson Project, and posted under fair use to highlight the developments coming out of that group’s new enhancements and alleged discoveries. The image is a mixed media drawing done by their project associate dArlet Devisser. It as an illustration. It is not a true representation of the facial footage. The sketch was employed as a design element within the text of The Erickson Project’s webpage.

This could be the most exciting news in years.

The Erickson Project could hold the key to more understandings about the Bigfoot question than has come along in decades.

Okay, that being said, let’s, nevertheless, list some cautionary notes.

What you are about to read could be hype to promote and sell a new film.

It could be an experiment in eyewitness/general public gullibility.

This news could be someone’s cruel idea of punking, pranking, and faking out those who wish to “believe” without thinking.

Or it could actually be a bit of a breakthrough in hominology, cryptozoology, and Bigfoot studies, and thus anthropology and zoology.

Over the weekend,

…someone purporting to have seen the best clip from “The Erickson Project” posted a rather detailed description of close-up footage, a description contained in this YouTube clip. At the same time (on the site linked below), Erickson has now confirmed “success in capturing the first ‘facial’ footage ever recorded.”

So says the site “Impossible Visits.” Indeed, the site had mentioned this footage earlier:

A new website has appeared about “The Erickson Project” that includes some fresh information and strikes me as more solid and professional than the documentary trailer released last fall.Impossible Visits

And the person, identifying himself as “InsideSasquatchSourc,” who has seen the face of the Bigfoot in the footage writes this:

I have been lucky enough to view the best clip in “The Erickson Project” documentary, soon to be released. I was not asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement, so I have described what is shown in the clip in some detail here, so that the patient research community who has been waiting for five years can get a better idea exactly what to look forward to. Hope you enjoy!InsideSasquatchSourc

Then this individual describes what he has seen via “The Erickson Project” footage taken in Kentucky as #10 at the end of this video.

Just in case the text is withdrawn, here is the exact wording of what is noted.

The Kentucky Footage
Soon to be Released as part of “The Erickson Project” Documentary

I am one of the few people lucky enough to have viewed the best clip…
Much more detailed than the Patterson/Gimlin Film

Here is just some of what you are going to see:

A full facial close-up:
~ nose similar to ours (but w/ larger nostrils)
~ slightly chapped, rosy lips
~ pink mouth, blackish tongue
~ pointed teeth, like fangs
~ deep set eyes that dart around and don’t blink
~ her head is round, shaped more like ours than a gorilla’s, but her brow is much more prominent
~ she has lots of fine, flowing hair on her head (dark reddish brown) and soft short hair on her face
~ when she walks away, she moves just like the female in the Patterson Film

I can’t wait ’til everyone can see this.InsideSasquatchSourc

What is The Erickson Project? Who are members of their team?

Adrian Erickson

Dennis Pfohl

Leila Hadj-Chikh, Ph. D.

Melba S. Ketchum, DVM, DNA Diagnostics.

Okay, it is time for us to all see this documentary. It is time to learn more about who captured the footage, and what are the long-term objectives of the Erickson Project.

We all, indeed, are positively looking forward to viewing the new documentary, with a skeptically open-mind, as all footage should be viewed.


The Blogsquatcher has posted an extensive commentary on his knowledge and feelings about this video.

He reproduces a posting he wrote in 2009, first. It says in part:

On the question of the film that is rumored — everything that I have heard and seen indicates that it is the same film that Greg [Clay] described to me in the summer of 2005. I heard then that there were four pieces of footage obtained not by the investigators, but by the original witnesses. All of them were described to me, and of these, two of them would have been very interesting. But the best piece, which is what I assume Dr. Bindernagel and the others have been referring to, was not something that would have convinced me due to the circumstances in the filming….I do believe that something was going on at that location, but I do not believe that any legitimate film was taken there. Of course, this is just my belief, and I could well be wrong about it.Blogsquatcher

Blogsquatcher goes on to make some points. I will note a few:

The original filmmakers filmed at least four bits of film and the one mentioned by Cryptomundo sounds exactly like what Gregg described to me back in 2005; if it is the same film, that would mean that it was filmed by the property owners and not Erickson’s crew….

The original film (which is different from the film in question here), the cast of the footprint, and the tape of grunts and growls have all been lost. It was my opinion that a detailed analysis of any one of these items would have proved that they were hoaxed. Notice I said this is my opinion, but it sure would be nice to have these items around to test them. I consider it extremely suspicious that they would have been lost. (If you had evidence of bigfoot that you thought would possibly make you money, would you lose it?) I know the first film was “accidentally” erased. I do not know what became of the taped sounds or the footprint cast.Blogsquatcher


We know that the original witnesses recorded a “full facial video” of what they said was a bigfoot before Pfohl and Hadj-Chikh were onsite for the project, because Gregg Clay saw it and described it to me in the Summer of 2005 well before the home had been purchased and Leila took up residence there.Blogsquatcher


So let’s be clear that I’m not saying that there wasn’t a bigfoot there. I have no idea and experienced plenty of weirdness in one day that I thought was quite suggestive. I’d be prepared to learn that there was indeed actually a bigfoot there, whatever that is.

I’m just saying there are reasons to question any evidence that came before the property was inhabited by Hadj-Chikh and Pfohl.

So my question is what has this video apparently finally been made part of a documentary almost six full years after it was filmed. A documentary has long been rumored, but never released.. Is this finally it?

Is the documentary really going to be complete?Blogsquatcher

Finally, he compares the Matilda image with a costume that surfaced in 2002:

There are many more insights than those. Read them all. For the full critique by D. B. Donlon (Blogsquatcher), please click here.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

18 Responses to “First Full Facial Footage of Bigfoot? UPDATE”

  1. eireman responds:

    Guerilla marketing tactic, ten bucks.

  2. larrykat responds:

    The only red flag for me is that on this group’s site they list as another “interesting site” the “Sylvanic” nonsense.

  3. cryptid responds:

    sounds like more hogwash

  4. airforce47 responds:

    Thanks Loren for an interesting post. I reserve judgment until they release their data. However, if they wish success then they will allow a few in the BF Community to examine their evidence before the release. I posted this to Adrian Erickson:

    Greetings Adrian,

    I look forward to the release of your film and research data. However, to avoid any inference of hoax or poor research I encourage you to allow Professor Loren Coleman, Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Dr. Bindernagel to review your information and methodologies before you release it.

    Their opinions certifying your data as authentic is critical to your success not only with the general public but within the scientific community. I see you have credentialed people on your team and that is really good.

    The acceptance of your data will depend upon its’ strength and the opinions of those reviewing it. I will form no prior opinions until you release your information. Good luck and thank you. My best,

    LL [Name on file – CM]

    If they don’t get their info examined before hand they run a definite risk of being tagged as hoaxers. If their data is valid this would be unfortunate but fact it is since 2008. My best to all,

  5. MattBille responds:

    So far? Not impressed.

  6. Cryptidcrazy responds:

    I got suckered on that Georgia hoax, I’m certainly not going to buy into this again, until I see solid proof.

  7. Cryptidcrazy responds:

    The music on that video was horrible! It was like listening to a cat go through a blender. It was torture. How was that supposed to go with bigfoot footage? Was “Matilda” the one singing?

  8. Greg102 responds:

    i am willing to bet this facial footage is of the garbage from the sylvanic site with his horrible puppet he created for facial footage. Why else would they have a link to sylvanic on their website?? they lost any credibility they had just by associating with sylvanic. hoax, done, end of story. nothing here……

  9. lukedog responds:

    Well said Greg. I’ve decided not to hold my breath either. To drip feed evidence in the hoax filled crypto world smacks of deception.

  10. MattBille responds:

    Perhaps the right term is “gorilla” marketing?

    Seriously, this is the kind of thing we have heard many times before. Do I hope they have documented a real sasquatch? Heck, yes! Do I THINK they have? No.

  11. fossilhunter responds:

    Eyes that don’t blink? Don’t all mammals have eyes that blink? The only living creatures with eyes that don’t blink, that I can think of, live in water.

  12. graybear responds:

    If the film was taken six years ago and it STILL hasn’t seen the light of day, then the chances of it being fake are several hundred to one. If it were real then it would have been all over the media. It might even have been as big as the seemingly inescapable Charley Sheen mess!

  13. DWA responds:

    When there is smoke, there may be fire.

    When there is THIS MUCH SMOKE, and it smells like this, one should look not for fire, but for mirrors.

    I won’t be interested in this, one bit, until the mainstream of science is. I can certainly wait to see it. Indefinitely.

    A video, not of the purported face, but of someone describing the purported face.


  14. korollocke responds:

    Because of the string of utter crap like this, when something real is finally found, no one will believe it.

  15. terry the censor responds:

    Where there is smoke, sometimes there are arsonists.

  16. squatchesque responds:

    To me a better title for the video might be top ten blob-squatch sightings. Except for the Patterson video, everything was extremely suspect to me just based on what can be seen. Not at all hopeful about this.

  17. arletty responds:

    Regarding the painting of the Sasquach, multimedia…I am the artist that created this piece. It is was an original image; my own visionary likeness of a Sasquatch; without any photos or other pieces of art (masks, etc) It seems that some comments were assuming that I copied the features of it. Actually, this is my very own creation, from my imagination. I just wanted to make it clear to anyone that has questioned this. Please feel free to send messages, as I’d be more than happy to answer.

    Arlet de Visser

  18. stickyum responds:

    Hmm, I was just thinking, hopefully this new Bigfoot film footage from Adrian Erickson, when it’s finally released to the world media, is not another example of a “Bubblegum-Crypto-Hoax” like the infamous Hoax from Georgia. Six years is a long time to be “sitting-on-your-butt” Adrian and not releasing your Definitive-Bombshell-Film Proof of the existence of Bigfoot to the scientific community and the public-at-large. Frankly, Adrian I’m not “Holding-My-Breath”!

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