|This is an example-- not the "Big Phil" image|
See link below for the real "Big Phil"
Editor’s Note: This is a post by Bigfoot Evidence contributor Vicki W.
Just outside the small town of Phillips, Wisconsin, professional fishing and hunting guide Don Young noticed some strange activity around his property. In December of 2002, he contacted the BFRO after observing what he believed to be a Bigfoot while out searching for deer in November 2002.
While walking down the road he spotted something large and blackish-brown moving towards him. According to Young, there is a significant population of black bear within the region, and he presumed that is what he was looking at. But when he brought the scope of his rifle to his eye, he was shocked to see something else--something not a bear. It looked more like a man, the way it was walking, but something about it wasn't right. He crouched down to steady himself. Whatever it was detected his movement and froze. At that point it ran off into the Alder swamp on two legs with amazing agility.
Here is the BFRO follow-up report of Mr. Young's sighting:
The witness said when first seen it walked to and fro on the road, crossing it several times as if it was looking for something. When it noticed him it left by leaping and clearing a twelve foot expanse of water and then moving effortlessly into a bog. This creature went right through difficult ground. Its coloration was reddish brown.
Other things noticed were that it had no hair on its hands. The skin was dark gray. He said it was built like a large man and had "man height". Specific features were not noticeable, and it seemed very dark at the distance he watched it from.
There is approximately 1500 to 2000 acres of swampland in that area that has little or no development. The habitat is substantial.
The reason that the witness did not shoot was he was concerned it was a man in a monkey suit. He tossed that idea aside after he watched its catlike agility. He thought if it was a man in a monkey suit it would be a very energetic person, but he ruled it out after he saw the ground it covered and the length of its jump. It covered ground in the bog very quickly which he felt also ruled out a person.
This is not where the story ends, however, in fact it is just the beginning. Fast-forward to 2006, with Mr. Young experiencing enough activity in the area that it warranted a field investigation by the BFRO during their Wisconsin expedition that year. They focused their investigation around a mucky swamp-like waterway that flows from the South Fork of the Flambeau River. Amazingly, nearly 40 of the 65 field researchers reported sounds they claimed were distinctively 'squatchy'. Many experienced rocks chucked at them in addition to sensing they were being stalked by something. Intrigued by what the BFRO reported, several others visited to inspect the area, including "Monster Quest" producer Doug Hajiceck and pheromone expert Dr. Greg Bambeneck, also featured on Monster Quest and other Bigfoot related documentaries. What they observed impressed them enough to provide Young with a motion-triggered trail camera.
After several of Young's cats disappeared, he decided to set up the Stealth Cam model STC-AD3X camera at a location overlooking his property. He wanted to capture an image of what was preying on his cats. In February 2007, something triggered the camera, capturing several very dark photos. The flash had been inadvertently disabled. Because he couldn't see anything in the photos, he erased all but a single picture. Young could make out a peculiar halo of light surrounding something. When he adjusted the gamma and brightness, there was a shadowy figure standing in the center of the photo. The moonlight and a flood light eerily outlined a large, manlike figure. Stunned by what he saw, Young hurriedly went to check for tracks in the snow. He discovered many.
Young photographed the tracks, following and filming their path for several minutes into the woods. The photos are under copyright so they cannot be posted here. Never fear...you can view them on the BFRO website, which has exclusive permission to display them online. Authenticity of the "big Phil" images (a nickname derived from the location--Phillips, Wisconsin) are highly debated as are all purported photos or footage of a sasquatch. Some cry fake, concluding they are a work of art, while others, particularly those who traveled to the site and experienced the alleged sasquatch activity there, accept them as genuine. The silhouette depicted matches many of the descriptions often given of a sasquatch, such as the V-shape to the body and large muscular arms and torso. But one significant feature in contrast with most eyewitness observations is the arm length. The arms do not extend beyond typical human proportions, unless they are bent more than they appear to be.
Click on the following link to see the "big phil" image and recreation photos, as well as a picture of one of the foot impressions and general snapshots of the property where it took place. Curiously, the figure in the photo is said to be facing away from the camera, while Mr. and Mrs. Young's recreations state they are facing towards it.
Click here: http://www.bfro.net/news/roundup/wi_06_notes_big_phil_images.asp