November 7, 2012

YouTube video shows what some believe to be Bigfoot

Okay. After years of hearing about Sasquatch, aka Bigfoot, I have to weigh in on whether this beast exists or not. Let's get this out in the open right now. I don't believe 'Squatch exists. I just don't.

I bring this up because 'Squatch has once again made an appearance in the imagination of millions via a supposed sighting and videotaping in the Utah outback.

A man calling himself Beard Card, the alias of a person who posted the video of the supposed 'Squatch on YouTube, said he was camping near Squaw Peak and Little Rock Canyon Overlook, according to reports.

Beard Card claims his family was looking for wildlife when they came across what they thought was a bear. The video shows what appears to be a black animal hunched over, moving slightly before it stands up and walks away. The campers then flee, with video running as they escape.

"We don’t know what it was. I mean none of us really believe in Bigfoot, but we’ve talked about it over and over again since then. It happened on Monday and all of us are positive that thing wasn’t a bear," said Beard Card.

First of all, nothing in the video appears definitive in regard to whether the critter is a 'Squatch, bear or someone simply playing a prank. It appears to me that whatever it might have been was caught squatting behind a thicket of oak trees. You might even call it a "squatting 'Squatch from Squaw Creek" – if you believe in such a thing.

If it was me in that circumstance, I would have gone back to the sight with my video camera and looked for any "squatting 'Squatch scat." At the very least, footprints would likely have been left behind, and maybe some hair. But no, we have no other evidence, at least so far, as to whether it was a "squatting 'Squatch." And if it was a "squatting 'Squatch" and it did leave behind some "squatting 'Squatch scat," what do 'Squatches eat? Do they eat meat? Do they eat vegetation? Do they eat acorns? If they eat squash, then those remnants might have been called "Squaw Creek squatting 'Squatch squash scat." Say that three times as fast as you can!

From my own analysis of the film, it looks as if an arm does appear to dangle from the right shoulder area of the hairy thing when it stands up. It then walks away from the camera. At this point, it exhibits a broad body, but it doesn't appear to me to be the 7 or 8 foot behemoth described by other 'Squatch watchers. Was it an immature 'Squatch watched by these 'Squatch watchers? Because there were a few of these 'Squatch watchers, could they then have been deemed a "squad of squatting 'Squatch watchers?"

Okay. Okay. I'll quit.