New Mt. Hood Mystery Video

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 28th, 2008

Dianna Martin sends along this latest trailcam footage from near Mt. Hood. She says they placed the camera a bit higher than normal, and then got these images. What do you think?

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55 Responses to “New Mt. Hood Mystery Video”

  1. Artist responds:

    My pleasure and honor.

  2. jefflemley responds:

    Has anyone noted that some of the frozen frames, especially around the 17-second mark, are strikingly similiar to the still photo submitted by Ms. Martin from April 30, 2006? The photo appears to show the same kind of reddish-brown hair.

  3. Artist responds:

    jefflemley responds: “Has anyone noted that some of the frozen frames etc…”

    Good observation, Jeff – we may be looking at a re-visit by the same animal, hanging around the same or nearby area. Both photos seem to show similar shaggy coats!

    We should encourage the Trailcam owner to continue her efforts in that area and, if possible, to install another camera overlooking this first one, to try to get a look at the visitor(s)!

  4. Randyman responds:

    Just a layman’s thoughts:

    Camera jiggle: IF this is a bear or Sasquatch checking out the trailcam, why no camera shake on impact? Is there Steadycam technology here? A bear swipe would have bumped the camera; a large bipedal primate would have surely poked or prodded it – normal curiosity behavior from a primate. Yet the ‘cam is stock-still.

    Movement: Looks like it’s only waving in front of the lens, not touching it. Due to lack of camera shake it was probably light and small, only brushing the lens. A bushy tail? My 1st guess: SQUIRREL – sniffing the ‘cam cuz it smells odd. 2nd guess: a GRIZZ scratchin’ his back. 3rd guess: ELK?

    More ideas…

    Trailcam placement: Try mounting SINGLE trailcams in places which are known to attract Sasquatch. Instead of scattering ‘cams in the woods (expensive), focus on must-go sites like streams, ponds, watering holes, feeding sites, and campground trash bins… as well as caves, shelters and/or nesting areas.

    Sasquatch sightings often occur at food scavenging sources like dumpsters, town dumps and henhouses. You can bait sites with dried salmon or apples. Think like a hungry, thirsty, elusive and smart primate, then put cameras there.

    Cameras & angles: 2 trailcams? 4 trailcams? Sheeesh! Just mount ONE trailcam high up in a tree, looking down. Nothing wrong with an aerial view, and you get better coverage the higher you go. And try extra-wide-angle or fisheye lenses.

    It amazes me that every time I visit the ATM or drive-thru I’m caught on video, but we still can’t get a decent Sasquatch image with all this new gear. Maybe BF’ers should be scanning surveillance videos from McD’s drive-thru. I’m just sayin’.

    And don’t waste money mounting up 2 or 3 trailcams at a site. Just mount one trailcam, and then mount a big round convex safety mirror facing it. Problem solved!

    To paraphrase Rene, “You can’t hunt Sasquatch. You have to let them hunt you.” So, find out where they forage and get ’em on tape.

  5. mystery_man responds:

    Randyman- Good ideas on what to do with trail cams. I agree.

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