When camera traps were placed in Yellowstone National Park; folks were aiming to catch some good footage of bison in their natural environment. What they caught instead was far rarer and by far stranger – footage of not one but four Bigfoot type creatures.
The video, uploaded to YouTube, is reported to be actual footage from a webcam placed and operated by the National Parks Service. Whether anyone at NPS realized the revealing nature of the footage or simply dismissed it as pranksters in gorilla suits is unknown. In any event, there probably aren’t that many people willing to run around in the middle of nowhere frozen in an ape outfit.
In the footage, a tall, dark figure is seen moving towards the rear of the scene while three other figures, slightly shorter and stouter, are nearest the front. Unlike most computer-generated counterfeit videos that show figures out of place with their surroundings, tracks in the snow leave clear trails across the ground.
While this video may not close the sale for Bigfoot skeptics, it wouldn’t be the first time Bigfoot were sighted in Yellowstone National Park. The park covers some two million acres and would be prime habitat for any secretive creature. If ever there was a perfect Bigfoot retreat, Yellowstone would be it.
In fact, the Bigfoot Research Organization (BFRO) have reported sightings in the park dating back to the 1970s. One such report mentions the East Gate area of the park where two government geologists encountered a creature on a stretch of densely forested road. They were going around a bend when a shaggy figure appeared in car’s headlights rising out of a ditch on the left-hand side of the road.
The figure’s yellow eyes reflected in the bright light, and, as it turned away, the men were able to gauge its height at over seven feet. They estimated it must have weighed six to eight hundred pounds. For its large size and weight, the creature moved comfortably upright. It was clearly not a bear on its hind legs. It took three long strides and vanished over the metal barrier at the end of the ditch. The two men left their vehicle and watched the creature vanish into the channel below.
A recent encounter occurred in 2002 when a family of four, traveling near Mount Washburn, saw a humanoid figure covered in hair. No more than three hundred feet from their location, the creature was easily over eight feet tall and walked upright. The family had been searching for bighorn sheep on the horizon when they spotted the creature. Separate interviews with the family members all resulted in similar stories and descriptions, leading the BFRO to classify the encounter as highly credible.