A report in The Chattanoogan, dated September 28, 2007, details how two local men, Lindsay Lemmon and Austin McGee, believe they may have inadvertently captured Bigfoot on video, whilst travelling through a remote area of New Mexico. Upon returning from their trip and viewing footage shot along I-40 in New Mexico, they realised they had captured a glimpse of what appeared to be a "hulking furry figure", walking along near the highway.
Lindsay Lemmon is a local contractor who specialises in working on historic homes. He said, "I'm still skeptical, but it does look like a figure to me. If it was a prank, then it was awfully hot and it was out in the middle of nowhere."
Austin McGee shot the footage, and is more convinced. He said, "I believe it whole-heartedly. Every time I look at it on the VCR I see a figure with real long arms hanging below the knees. He is walking and swinging those arms." He insisted that a close examination of the figure shows "a tan round face". The men had been to Las Vegas for the filming of a Discovery Channel show on drag racing. They are currently trying to secure all rights to the video. Mr. Austin has contacted two specialist groups which study Bigfoot lore. He said, "They were ready to come to my house right then. They were freaking out. They were trying all sorts of ways to get to see it."
The men plan to release the video once all the legalities are in place. They will not identify the exact location where they shot their footage in New Mexico. The creature was seen near an old, abandoned shack in a remote location. Neither man saw it at the time, as Mr. Lemmon was driving and Mr. McGee was concentrating on operating the camcorder. The latter said his sister spotted the figure when she was reviewing the footage. The local technician who transferred the footage to DVD, said the creature "could be a horse. But when you see it you think immediately of the famous Patterson video of Bigfoot."
A still from the video is available here. So what do you think? Hairy hominid or hulking horse? I can see why it could be mistaken for a hominid. But it also looks like a rear view of a horse standing on a slight incline, with rear legs together, and its head to one side, as it stretches its neck to eat some grass or groom itself. In fact, as much as I'd love to see Bigfoot in this pic, I just see a horse. However, I'll wait until the footage itself is released, before I make a final judgement.