Bigfoot proof claimed in East Texas

By Ted Bonnitt on October 28th, 2012
Bigfoot proof claimed in East Texas
Artist rendition of Bigfoot and photo taken in East Texas.
Artist rendition of Bigfoot and photo taken in East Texas.

There is a history of "Bigfoot" or Sasquatch sighting reports in east Texas.  Now, a man has claimed he has proof of their existence.

A Dallas area photographer is making news this week with photographs that he claims to have taken of a "Bigfoot" like creature in the woods of Shelby County, Texas.

The unidentified man told KLTV News in Tyler, Texas, that he was camping recently when a thrown rock landed about ten feet away from him.  He said the rock was too large for a human to have thrown it.

The camper claims that he then noticed strange figures through the brush.  "There was one about 10 foot tall. A family group drew in close, three of which got within 15 feet of me. It looked like something out of a Steven Spielberg movie, not human as I know it," he said.

The witness took images of the creatures and showed them to a local Bigfoot interest group, Texla Cryptozoological Research, who called the images "interesting" but "not definitive" evidence of Bigfoot.

The photographs are far from conclusive.  Yet, the investigators claim the photos are interesting.

"Some of the shots you can actually make out what looks like a pair of eyes. There is something there staring back at him taking video. There is something there, question is, what is it?," said Bigfoot investigator Mike Hall.

"The cone looking head, in the still shot that's very compelling, something definitely moving across the brush just observing," said fellow researcher Larry Parks.

Local wildlife experts are skeptical, asking how such a large creature could remain undetected without a trace of DNA or remains ever confirmed. They also wonder how "animals" that large could subsist.

UFOGrid has interviewed former federal law enforcement officials, who say that have recovered physical evidence, including unidentifiable fur samples.  Native Americans firmly believe that such creatures are ethereal or extra dimensional, which would explain the lack of evidence.

In this recent case, the man in Texas who took the pictures has contradicted himself to the media, claiming that he's never had an interest or belief in Sasquatch or Bigfoot while also claiming to have seen them repeatedly.  He has promised to release more photo evidence in the future, which often smacks of self promotion.

The photographer's refusal to disclose his identity further diminishes the credibility of the report.  To his defense, the ridicule that he stands to face for even suggesting the idea of what he claims to have seen could legitimately threaten his reputation and business career.

KLTV reporter Bob Hallmark reports:

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