Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Corroborating Evidence Makes Strong Case for the Authenticity of the Bigfoot Footage of Paul Freeman

 Photoshopped picture of Jeff Meldrum holding a Paul Freeman cast -

Paul Freeman (August 10, 1943 – April 2, 2003) was an American Bigfoot hunter who claimed to have discovered Bigfoot tracks showing dermal ridges. The plaster casts Freeman subsequently made were convincing enough to be considered critical pieces of evidence by anthropologists Grover Krantz and Jeff Meldrum (Idaho State University), who both put considerable time and resources into studying them.
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Meldrum is an expert on foot morphology along with locomotion in primates (monkeys, apes and hominids.). - Source:

Meldrum is more academically qualified than most to examine and analyze alleged Bigfoot tracks and photographs. - Source:

Dr. Meldrum was quoted by the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, "I’d been given an earful by people about Paul’s reputation, and it was bad. I went into it very skeptical."...

Meldrum began following the tracks, far beyond where Freeman’s boot tracks ended, and found additional sets of footprints coming and going. Whatever had made the tracks had apparently come down the Mill Creek drainage, using the brush along an empty irrigation ditch as cover, possibly to raid the apple and plum orchards further below.

“At that point it was clear Paul had read the whole circumstance completely backward,” Meldrum says. “So the thought occurred to me: Well, if he’s responsible for this hoax, why would he portray it so incorrectly on the chance I would read it differently?” - Source:

 An interesting cast from the same trackway showing the toes sliding back in the mud.

"Of particular interest to Meldrum was a half-cast showing distinct toe-slides. The marginal toes had impressed into the side walls of the track, showing indications of the toe segments. There were three toe segments on the outside of the foot, but only two corresponding to the big toe; a subtle anatomical feature not likely known by Freeman if he were to fake tracks like this." - Source:

The forepart of the foot impressed deeply as it slid. This view dramatically illustrates the flexibility of the midsection of the foot.

So far no one has shown a side-by-side comparison, with the Freeman footage on one side, and a human wearing a similar "costume" next it. As with the Patterson figure, it is not easy to duplicate the Freeman figure.

Paul Freeman was a man of small means. He would not have been able to construct a Hollywood-caliber "costume".
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