Unusual Photo Appears

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 7th, 2012

Andy Nunez passed this photo on to me, by saying, “This is for Loren Coleman and Bruce Costello. Not sure where this came from, but it looks cool, whether real or fake.”

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 5:40pm, Michael Dwayne Rogers of Chasing Trophy Whitetails posted the above photograph on Facebook. Almost 3000 people “liked” it, 4.5K “shares” occurred, and 4.6K comments were made. Here’s what Rogers wrote:
“This is one of several pics that my buddy got on his game camera back in November. It came by on November 11 and then again on November 18. Has anyone else seen anything like this before?”

Where it was taken is unclear. I must admit, however, I have not read all of the 4,600 comments. We may be entering a period where anything that is even vaguely presented as a Bigfoot photo now receives too much attention. Such is the state of these times.

My hope is that an increase in the learning curve in critical thinking will be the result.

Remember, the best cryptozoologist is a skeptical one.

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.

36 Responses to “Unusual Photo Appears”

  1. DWA responds:

    I am willing to stake my reputation as an observer on it:

    That is a real photo.

    Now we need to discuss, of what. (Has The Lady of The Lake been seen in that locale recently?)

  2. Scott Craft via Facebook responds:

    I’ve seen this photo showing up everywhere. I’ve used game cameras a lot. This to me looks like it caught a falling leaf. You can tell the object is close to the camera. The infrared flash will give anything that ghostly white look.

  3. Insanity responds:

    First, where was this taken?
    Second, if it was there on 11/11 and 11/18, where is the 2nd image?

    If it has a resemblance to anything, its a person wearing some hooded clothing or wrapped in a blanket.

  4. fossilhunter responds:

    Well, whatever it is, it doesn’t leave tracks in the snow!

  5. MR JOSHUA responds:

    I know that one of the most enduring legends from my general area is a white colored bigfoot seen in Rhode Island and Southern Mass…usually by deer hunters. Whether this photo is legit or not I have no idea….would really need to see it enhanced. However, the color is interesting since most hoaxers have a black/brown colored constume.

  6. James Soderquist via Facebook responds:

    Pretty cool whatever it is. Would like to see the other pics.

  7. WVBotanist responds:

    Pretty sure that is a zombie

  8. thatericn responds:

    It looks like whoever posed this was looking to create something paranormal rather than cryptozoological… My best guess is this is a skinny teenager in a white hoodie and either pale bare legs or white sweats or tights.

    The ground looks like possibly a pebbled beach, or a gravel parking lot.

    Considering the “effect” it has, I’d forward it to “Ghost Hunters” instead of “Finding Bigfoot.”

  9. Dave Cornwell via Facebook responds:

    I looks like it’s leaving footprints, whatever it is.

  10. Kenji responds:

    Bare foot guy in a hoodie and shorts.

  11. dconstrukt responds:

    lemme guess… you guys think its a bigfoot. ROFLMAO

  12. marcodufour responds:

    I give up, is it the world`s skinniest sasquatch ?

  13. muircertach responds:

    Looks like a horse butt with the horse cropped out.

  14. Goodfoot responds:

    I keep expecting it to turn around and say, “to be or not to be?” But it looks like a zombie to me, more I look at it!

  15. Goodfoot responds:

    Seriously, though, folks. I’ve seen these before: it’s called a Bigfake.

  16. Insanity responds:

    @muircertach; I thought the same with a deer or such.

  17. Ragnar responds:

    It looks fishy. I would note that 11 and 18 Nov were Sundays. Does the white bigfoot only come out on the weekends?

  18. squatchman responds:

    There is a possibility that it was a sasquatch, but it doesn’t look like one. I actually think it’s a ghost.

  19. dharkheart responds:

    Bigfooterus Anorxis? Seriously, it looks to be a real pic but of what, or whom?

  20. wuffing responds:

    Just an infrared photo of a female walking in the dark – one of three taken within one minute and posted on Mr Rogers’ FB page.

    @fossilhunter – snow? the temperature is recorded as 56oF.

  21. alan borky responds:

    Loren those smooth beautifully formed footprints weren’t made by walking through mud.

    That’s almost certainly sand meaning she’s probably on a beach.

    Even her slow sensuous sinuous stride pattern as she probes the ground a little ahead of her is very dreamy beachcomber.

    Saying that it still might be a Sasquatch only a teenage one with feathercut fur and Goth leanings.

  22. Desertdweller responds:

    I see someone wearing a hoodie (jacket open at front) and shorts.

    Maybe a hat of some sort.

    What part of the photo is supposed to look like a Sasquatch?

  23. Johnzo responds:

    I went to their facebook page and viewed the picture full screen. Here is a capture of the enlarged version:

    The legs are all wrong for it to be a kid in hoodie- or even a bipedal animal. It almost looks like part of a horse or deer, as some stated above, but even that doesn’t seem right. Falling leaf? Lens aberration? I’m stumped.

    I’m pretty sure it’s not a bigfoot. 🙂

  24. PhotoExpert responds:

    Well, I may not be able to tell you what it is, but I can tell you what it is not. It is not a BigFoot. Unless BF enjoys wearing clothing, has been on an extreme diet and likes to wear shoes as is evidenced by the tracks left behind.

    I have done a quick digital manipulation to the photo to bring out the subject more clearly. I will be sending it to either Loren or Craig, in hopes that they update this thread, given the number of responses. They can show the digitally enhanced photo and then viewers can comment again.

    Cryptomundo is one of the most objective sites on the internet. And to be objective, we have to have all the facts. In this case, we need to see the facts that were obscured in this dark, underexposed photo.

    Now for some follow up comments to the posters.

    DWA–Hey buddy! Still loving your posting style! Yep, it’s a real photo but of what? I think your lady of the lake or man of the lake is a fantastic guess! LOL

    fossilhunter–Ah, but it does leave tracks! You will be able to see them in the enhanced photo I have supplied, if Cryptomundo decides to post it!

    Desertdweller–Very astute observation. That is exactly what I see too!

    marcodufour–That is exactly what I thought too. But the way you put it game me a laugh. Thank you!

    MR JOSHUA–This is an infrared shot. There will be no colors in this particular photo, just black and white and shades of gray. However, your point about enhancing the photo and judging it after enhancement has not fallen on deaf ears. I have done just that and hopefully, it will be posted here at Cryptomundo to reveal the details and facts.

  25. mike_noodles responds:

    First ever photo of a Sasquatch ghost. Well done.

    The tracks definitely don’t make sense as they seem to be on both sides of the specter. Would like to see the photo on the 18th as well.

  26. dconstrukt responds:

    guys… this can *EASILY* be done in photoshop.

  27. Desertdweller responds:

    This reminds me of the character in the Garth Brook’s song “Beaches of Cheyenne”.

    A tragic ghost, walking a shoreline in search of her lost cowboy.

    A paranormal apparition? Perhaps. A Bigfoot? No way.

  28. mandors responds:

    Looks like someone used a FLIR to shoot a scarecrow for some kind of artistic shot.

  29. Troodon56 responds:

    My best guess is that it is a barefoot skinny person pretending to be a ghost. However, I really doubt that it it’s Bigfoot. I would like to see a thorough analysis of this picture, though.

  30. CryptoRaven responds:

    I’ve seen these types of prank photos on iPhone apps. They’re a dime a dozen.
    I’m not saying it IS that but it certainly looks suspiciously like the ghost ones I’ve seen circulating.

  31. dconstrukt responds:

    LOL… if you up the contrast in photoshop, you can clearly see the head down, with long hair hanging down…

    then… you can clearly see 2 sets of tracks… one going towards the camera you can somewhat see in the current photo.

    then you see a few steps where the “person” walked to.

    I dunno… nothing special.

  32. cryptid responds:

    The photo has been circulating the web for a few years

  33. bigfoots responds:

    lame…its most likely a blurry ir photo of a person..
    I see nothing that makes this a “cryptid” at all

  34. dconstrukt responds:

    ya… as a graphic designer, and someone who makes images all day long using photoshop, i see most of these and can debunk them fast….

  35. Goodfoot responds:

    Not that this needs any debunking. It does the job very well.

  36. Matt Amazndad Hillman via Facebook responds:

    Guy in a hooded gylie suit wiith specail camera effects

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