Sunday, December 22, 2013

Faking Bigfoot Tracks in More Sophisticated Ways Than Wooden Replicas

In the book Sasquatch True-Life Encounters With Legendary Ape-Men it's written:
Most fakes are made by people using wooden plates carved to the size and shape of a Sasquatch footprint...

A more sophisticated method of faking Bigfoot tracks emerged in the later 1980s. A number of tracks and footprints began to be found... They had been made by a soft foot-like object, but while they showed dynamic interaction between the foot and ground they did not show the foot or the toes moving or flexing in any way...
On the other hand, we have evidence like this cast from the Freeman case showing the toes sliding back in the mud.

The book goes on by noting that hoaxers, "First a site needs to be found where the surface is firmer rather than soft. The person laying the fake trail needs to cover his or his own own shoes in bags containing padding so that they will not leave a track."

Interesting, as the Patterson Gimlin Bigfoot film and other tracks found previously at the time in the area were in soft soil. I'll hazard a guess this has been the case in many other track finds.

In the following videos Dr. Jeff Meldrum, a Full Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology, as well as fingerprint technician Jimmy Chilcutt, who is trained in identifying even primate dermal ridges, debunk the argument that Bigfoot tracks are all fakes. Those who make this charge have often never even studied the intricacies of the footprint evidence, a very pseudo-skeptical approach.