A recent high school hike in the Southern Idaho woods turned into what looks like a possible Bigfoot encounter when students spotted a large, dark figure looking at them from the side of a hill.
One of the students aimed his video equipment in the right direction so we get to see the dark figure slide behind the bushes and retreat.
I’m not finding the exact date for this video. It was covered on local Pocatello, Idaho news on May 30, 2012.
The exact location of the sighting is also not revealed.
The boy doesn’t want his face on camera – can’t blame him there.
Here’s what he says on the video:
“And it just didn’t really look human-like so I didn’t really know what that is. It’s not a bear, it’s not a moose or anything … it is big, and bulky, and black. . . .I’m not going to say, ‘Yes, it was a Bigfoot’ or ‘No, it wasn’t,’ because I don’t know, and nobody knows.”
Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum, a professor of Anatomy & Anthropology in the Dept. of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University, author of Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, commented:
“It nevertheless is a large, dark figure that bears a striking resemblance to descriptions of Sasquatch. . . .[and he mentions] the notion of the immigrants coming into this new frontier and encountering strange and marvelous things, including the stories of wild men and mountain devils.”
There’s nothing that I could call conclusive about the video but it appears to be a genuine sighting of something large, dark, covered with hair, and standing.
What do you think of this sighting? There have been many others in the same area.
I think the video is as good as can be hoped for. It is hard to capture wildlife on camera. Animals (or forest people?) who don’t want to be seen are good at disappearing from sight quickly.
I have more confidence in a video of a Bigfoot rushing to hide behind branches, than videos we’ve seen of one stepping out into the open, as if to state, “Look at me.” That’s something we know Sasquatches don’t do.
Here’s the news source: High School Students Capture Video Of Possible ‘Bigfoot’, by Jake Taylor.
A short motion-stabilized version, without interviews:
Pocatello, in Southeast Idaho, is near Indian Rocks State Park – Bigfoot sightings often take place near government-protected nature preserves such as state parks and wilderness areas. There are other nearby state parks: Massacre Rocks State Park, Lake Wolcott State Park and Bear Lake State Park.
Mountains in the area include Camelback Mountain, Howard Mountain, Rock Knoll, Slate Mountain, Indian Mountain and Chinks Peak. Sounds like a good area for encountering a Bigfoot.
They’re all around us, hiding in the wilderness. This is as good a place to look for them as any. More likely they’ll see you than the other way around. You’ll have to find a good way of getting their attention and trust!
Here’s another Southern Idaho Bigfoot sighting report video.
[I do not know the year of this Bigfoot sighting.]
Dale Graham was in the woods getting firewood when he had his encounter.
Transcript of video above:
“Coming over the top there I had goosebumps on my arm, and up my neck, and everything else, from where I seen him. I mean it’s — I haven’t been back to the spot since I seen him. And … I went other places, not as far up, and different directions. The direction he went, and the direction he came from, I haven’t been either way, that way.
“Well … I come up to get a load of firewood and right over here I felled some trees, and I blocked ’em all up, and put the chainsaw down and started loading the truck.
“Just about time I was done with the truck getting loaded I smelled something, and I was thinking maybe it’s a dead animal, dead cow, something up in here because you always find them up in here. And then it dawned on me – that – why didn’t I smell it earlier?
“So then I started looking around and there he starts up the hill over there, and like I say, he walked like an old man, a tired old man. He took his right hand, reached out and put it on the tree. And all I could think of, well, I need to go. I mean, I just, he kind of scared me, but he didn’t make nothing threatening – he just minded his own business, just going on with what he wanted to do.
“I left my grease gun, and, when I seen him, I decided the grease gun wasn’t that important. I thought I was going to leave it. And we walked up today and it’s laying on the mountainside covered with grass and debris.
“In my mind I can picture what an old man like is walking up a hill and that’s what he did. It’s the same way. He just like he was tired. He was in no big hurry. He didn’t seem like he was spooked by me and I know he knew I was there but he didn’t pay me no attention.”
Will you be planning an expedition to Southern Idaho or Pocatello any time soon to look for a Bigfoot? According to Pocatello news reporter, Jake Taylor, the Finding Bigfoot team will be there sometime in the middle of June, 2012.
Please leave a comment to let me know what you think of these videos.