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05 October, 2007

Bigfoot caught on video?

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."

Patterson video

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.

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Anonymous,  8 October 2007 at 01:28  

I am a big believer in Bigfoot. I love these stories.

Siani 8 October 2007 at 03:39  

Rhea thanks for stopping by. I also think there's a real phenomenon behind the Bigfoot sightings. I know a lot of people associate Bigfoot with UFOs and the paranormal generally, but I tend to think that real, flesh-and-blood primates are behind the mystery. As much as I'd like it to be, I think the New Mexico footage just shows a horse. Interestingly, there have been numerous sightings of a Bigfoot-type creature here in the UK, too.

dbdonlon 11 October 2007 at 04:33  

That looks like a horse to me.

I don't know much about the sightings of bigfoot in the UK. Seems like it would be hard for them to maintain a breeding population there, but they have been seen crossing large bodies of water, so maybe they are coming from somewhere else?

Siani 12 October 2007 at 01:25  

There have also been sightings of Bigfoot type creatures all over Europe, most notably Eastern Europe, especially places like Russia and Siberia, as well as Eurasia. Is it possible some may have somehow got across the Bering Strait into Europe?

dbdonlon 14 October 2007 at 05:58  

Well it would really be the other way -- bigfoot creatures would have come to America via the land bridge between Alaska and Russia like the Native Americans did. They should be native to Russia and China, etc. I know that there are reports of such creatures from those areas. If they can be there, then Europe is no stretch either. The mind boggler is Australia.

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