The best evidence supporting the existence of cryptids sometimes comes from sources not aiming to capture anything of the sort. Case in point, the latest example is strange footage recorded by a nest camera in Beulah, Michigan showing a figure eerily resembling a bigfoot.
Initially placed to capture the hatching and development of two baby bald eagles, the camera caught much more. During one section of the film, a dark figure walks two feet into the background. It pauses and looks around before crossing to a tree, grabbing a branch and then swing across to a bank. Afterward, is disappears into the shadows, off the camera.
The Department of Natural Resources installed the camera that captured these images in the spring, while the eagles were nesting in the area. Viewers immediately claimed a prankster in an ape suit orchestrated the stunt, but the agility of the figure rightfully called into question whether a human could have performed such a feat.
Jeff Meldrum, Idaho State University professor, and bigfoot expert, agreed the footage was interesting. However, he explained the lack of scale and details increased the uncertainty this entry in the bigfoot caught on camera social postings was authentic evidence.
After the posting on YouTube, the video has so far received over 300,000 hits. Despite the usual derogatory banter associated with cryptid evidence, the random origin of this footage is more intriguing than the typical bigfoot-hunter style footage we encounter.