Spokane Bigfoot Video Goes Viral

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 31st, 2011

Why do some images catch on and others don’t? What causes some Bigfoot videos to go viral, while others don’t?

The recent video from Spokane, Washington, has gone viral with nearly 600,000 views on Youtube.

Is the simple nature of the moving images the cause of its successful following? Or is it because of the clarity of the images?

Perhaps tired of blurry blobsquatchs, viewers are welcoming this new video quite openly.

Also, is it fulfilling people’s hopes that modern technology will cause more videos of cryptids to be captured?

Was this the first Bigfoot video shot with an iPhone?

Every so often a video of “bigfoot” goes viral leaving the public questioning its authenticity. And this week is no different!

A video of an alleged bigfoot popped up on the internet this week. It was shot by a Washington woman who claims to have “accidentally” caught the creature on camera while hiking in the woods.Jessica Sinclair
Long Island Press

A Spokane, Washington woman, out for a hike with friends two weekends ago, says she may have captured video of the mythical Bigfoot, the elusive man-ape hybrid who walks upright, has excessive body hair, and seems impervious to in-focus photography.

As reported by KXLY TV in Spokane, the young woman, identified only as “Samantha,” was shooting video in a wooded area near the Spokane River when a tall, shadowy humanoid (with seemingly bad posture) was caught on film. Because the creature was some distance away, she didn’t notice it at the time.

But when Samantha got home and watched the video, she spotted the mysterious stranger moving left-to-right through the frame, the report says. A few days later, she posted the clip on YouTube. The video has since gone viral with more than 579,000 views as of the afternoon of May 30.Jeff Bertolucci

Other recent videos seem to have been of high interest, such as the NC Knobby video from March of this year.

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.

3 Responses to “Spokane Bigfoot Video Goes Viral”

  1. Peltboy25 responds:

    Here’s a solid clue… look at the legs of the creatures in question. All of these recent camera phone critters all share one key trait… baggy pants. Look specifically at the relationship between the width of the thigh area and the rest of the torso. These pics always have a much larger (baggier) thigh area. This is due to an obvious reason: they’re all wearing some sort of costume. Go look at the Patterson footage. The thigh is not baggy. No hominid creature would have such thick thigh areas unless it’s wearing pants of some kind.

  2. 76sagi responds:

    I think the “baggy pants” trait that you mention could also be increased muscle mass ad hair. Since no one has caught one, it is difficult to say. I don’t think that that in itself is enough to discount the above-mentioned videos. Personally, I find the Iphone video really interesting.

  3. Peltboy25 responds:

    76sagi- you have to look at proportions. Yes, added muscle mass and hair can make any appendage look larger, but the whole of the being would also be proportionally larger. Look closely at the image as it first moves into the open…. a much, MUCH wider thigh area than you would have on any biped with that torso. Also, it’s not just wider. It’s the way it drapes. I swear this looks exactly the way loose fitting pants would lay. It helps if you have an anatomical or artistic background. This guy looks more like MC Hammer moving through the woods than a sasquatch.

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