Since the emergence of the now-infamous Patterson-Gimlin film shot in Northern California in 1967, there’s been no shortage of Bigfoot “finds,” including video clips, photos and impressions of, well, very big feet.
But a recent sighting in Yellowstone National Park is getting more attention than the average “Is it Bigfoot?” video.
The 11 minute, 7-second clip, titled “Bigfoot vs [sic] Buffalo,” analyzes a video originally posted in December 2014 by Mary Greely. In the clip, Youtube user ThinkerThunker describes why the figures observing buffalo may be the legendary Bigfoot.
In the beginning of the video clip, four figures are seen in the distance approaching a herd of buffalo at what the narrator later claims (utilizing a drawn arrow to show the start and ending points in relation to the total time) are extraordinary speeds that humans on foot would be incapable of achieving.
Utilizing a cut-and-paste of one of the figures, the narrator stands it next to the grazing buffalo to approximate its the height and arm reach, theorizing that the creature is larger than typical human adults.
The buffalo “hunter” or “herder” highlighted in the clip appears extremely tall judging by its height in relation to the buffalo as well as the distance from the grazing animals, according to the narrator. It appears to have “non-human body ratios,” including the arm length, which is nearly the same as the leg length (rather than 20% shorter, as in human beings).
With a typical buffalo reaching up to 6 feet, 6 inches at the shoulder, the unidentified creature in the film may be as tall as seven feet, ThinkerThunker says.
ThinkerThunker also attempts to debunk the possibility of a CGI (computer-generated imagery) hoax, describing the man-hours such a feat would take, and states that the individuals would have to be either “incredibly brave…or incredibly stupid” to don suits and brave the blustery cold, random geyser blasts and a possible stampede just to perpetrate a hoax.
The video was quickly approaching one and a half million viewers and had 705 comments (displaying mixed opinions) as of September 2015.
The event took place close to Old Faithful Geyser in Wyoming.