Bigfoot sighting and video in Minnesota woods

Call me jaded, but I just can’t get excited about the news of Bigfoot videos anymore. The people who capture them or post them tend to make outrageous claims of the great “evidence” they’ve found, and how they can see tons of details that prove that what they caught on video is indeed the legendary Sasquatch. Then I watch the video, and inevitably see some vague, blurry, out of focus figure in the background, usually in the dark, that vaguely resembles a human. No details, no really good views, no points of reference, nothing. So you can imagine my response when I came across this story and the accompanying video.

Now that the Department of Natural Resources claims to have solved Minnesota’s chupacabra mystery, they’re going to have to tell us what the hell this thing is.

A Minnesota farmer and his wife were walking in the woods north of Stillwater one July night, when they saw a strange animal, according to a new YouTube video. The couple thought they’d come upon a deer, but heard a “low odd sounding grunt,” and decided to get closer and see what it was.

“Doesn’t look like a deer to me,” the farmer explains in the set-up to the video.

In the video clip the man captured that night — now the subject of a thorough investigation by a Youtube curator called “SasquatchWatcher” — a large, red-haired figure is seen passing through the woods for a single fleeting moment.

The tape, as discovered by Karl Bremer at Ripple in Stillwater, is described as taken “near the St. Croix river.” Great. Maybe this Bigfoot can be used to fish out some of those flying Asian carp.

According to SasquatchWatcher’s expert analysis, the object seen strolling through the woods is, of course, an Auburn Sasquatch. In the video, he analyzes the footage and compares it to other existing footage of Bigfoot (Bigfeet?).

The movement, the coloring, the size, the musculature… there can only be one answer: Bigfoot, the auburn Sasquatch.

“The filmer,” the video explains, “answered a few questions, realized this was serious, and wisely chose not to pursue it.”

Ok, I’ve watched the video and accompanying analysis, and I honestly don’t get what SasquatchWatcher is seeing here. I don’t see any hands, or fingers, or thumbs. I don’t see any color to the fur, aside from complete and utter “black.” I don’t see any eyes. All I see is a dark, grainy video with a vaguely humanoid figure walking around in the distance.

Look, I get the desire to believe. I really do. But this analysis is a crock of shit. At best, this video can’t be analyzed, because it could be a man in a costume just as likely as it could be a Bigfoot. At worst, this is just another believer who has been rendered so delusional by his own prejudices that he thinks that he can actually see the color of the fur and digits on the hands of this Blogsquatch. I call hoax on this one.

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