Editor’s Note: This is a post by Bigfoot Evidence contributor, Damian Bravo. You can join his Facebook group, Sasquatch Lives?.
The Extreme Expeditions Group gives full disclosure and Exclusive of more Photos and Info from the Supposed Strange Figure Sighting on SEP 4th, 2012 to Bigfoot Evidence. (The Debate rages on)
You have already seen the many breakdowns and heated debates that has been generated by the Extreme Expeditions trail camera photos and one second video, and I want to add more information to what already has been decided by many groups as either inconclusive or even a hoax. The members from the Extreme Expeditions team gave me the exclusive opportunity to look at the rest of the evidence they have from the event independently from anyone else, so this analysis is solely my opinion and no one else’s.
When the photo and one second video was released this past week, I was excited to finally move on from the Camper video, which now sits as the number 2 best video since Patty as decided by the gods of everything on Bigfoot, FB/FB (Facebook Find Blosquatch as I like to call them). Now for the life of me I do not understand why the Extreme Expeditions photo and one second video are causing so much hate, discontent, and division in the BF community. The Camper video has been determined to have connections to the known hoaxer with the initials R.D. who was involved in the rubber suit in the icebox hoax of 2008.
Incredibly, the Extreme Expeditions photo and one second video have generated more division than the Camper video, which was determined to have ties to a known hoaxer. It seems like all of a sudden those that do not like the new evidence are saying Bigfoot has never been known to come into a camp, yet online you can find many stories about a Bigfoot coming into camp, even stepping on tents and touching people’s faces in tents. When did these stories of Bigfoot change? It intrigues me how people will forget the stories of Bigfoot encounters when is convenient for them.
Now that my rant is over, I will get back to the actual issue. The Extreme Expeditions team has given me all the photos they supposedly have from the event, which they say occurred on Sep 4th, 2012. I will show the photos in sequence as they numbered them. Also lets keep in mind I am basing this article and my video analysis on the information they sent me.
As the story started to develop I created two breakdown videos and one photo analysis of the strange figure in the trail camera photo, giving my opinion on what I thought was in the photo. Naturally others also gave their ideas and opinions about what was in the photo and the gamut ranged from a garbage bag to a ghost and of course those that think it is a real Bigfoot. Interesting enough, neither the Extreme Expeditions team nor I stated it was a Bigfoot in the image. You can confirm this by going to their FaceBook page, their website, or by looking at my video breakdown links below.
Now let’s talk about some of the red flags that went off initially when the EE stated that they had faulty cameras and the date showing 12-25-2009 was caused by a malfunction of the trail camera. An online blog called The Journal of the Bizarre investigated these red flags and below is the info they posted, which you can confirm by following the links within the article. It’s just too much information to put in this already long article. I confirmed the information, and the trail cam which is manufactured by Ltl Acorn Outdoors and this particular trail camera, the 5210A, has been known to malfunction and reset itself to the original factories settings based on reviews. The article below from the TJOTB will explain it in more detail, but it does state that initially the EE did not confirm the model. I was also able to confirm the weather temperature which the journal also investigated and it also concurs with their findings.
Article from the Journal of the Bizarre:
To skeptics, it appears that one of the biggest question marks is the fact that the timestamp on the footage is wrong. Although the expedition team's members state that the creature was filmed on September 4 of this year, the timestamp bears the date 12/25/2009, as well as the wrong time of day. On the Extreme Expeditions blog, an explanation for the discrepancy is provided:
We feel it is very important to advise that although the time/date stamp is incorrect on all images (showing 25/12/2009 and incorrect times) we regularly reset the settings on trailcams for both the date and the number of images/film length to shoot – but more often than not, it reset itself to its default settings and dates – we have no idea why
This discrepancy may raise a few eyebrows among skeptics, who may deem the footage to be the work of hoaxers. Isn't it "convenient" that the camera's timestamp malfunctioned precisely on the night when the images were captured? What are the odds of that! And why would the timestamp reset itself to the rather arbitrary date of Christmas Day in 2009?
The research team at Journal of the Bizarre decided to look into this aspect of the footage, in order to determine if Extreme Expeditions had provided readers with a satisfactory explanation of the timestamp discrepancy. In our short history, our unbiased researchers have been the first to debunk several popular claims (such as the Baltic Sea UFO, the long-standing and oft-written about myth of the Horned Giants of Pennsylvania, the claim that the bones of John the Baptist have been located in Bulgaria, and the recent Kentucky Bigfoot Sighting), and we have also offered plausible explanations for cattle mutilations, along with other Pennsylvania Bigfoot sightings and cryptid creatures (such as the giant walking crayfish).
When it comes to the timestamp discrepancy, we first focused our attention of the bottom left of the pictures, which display the temperature. According to Extreme Expeditions, the mystery creature appeared at approximately 2:30am (rather than 11:30, as indicated by the timestamp). The photo indicates that the temperature at the time was 48 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, which maintains temperature records from 20 observation stations in the region, the temperature was indeed within that range on that particular evening, with low night-time temperatures averaging 47.3 degrees.
Conversely, if the camera was functioning properly and the images were recorded on 12/25/09, the temperature displayed would have been considerably lower. The Farmer's Almanac indicates that the temperature on 12/25/09 at Sedro Woolley (near North Cascades National Park) was never higher than 41 degrees on that particular day, with an average temperature of 33.1 degrees, and a low temperature of 30.2. Our conclusion is that, yes, the footage in question was captured during the early hours of September 4, 2012, as stated by Extreme Expeditions Ltd.
Next, we focused on the "default" date of 2009. The bottom left of the trailcam capture indicates that the camera was manufactured by Ltl Acorn Outdoors, a Wisconsin-based company which began as a small archery shop. Today, Ltl Acorn produces a wide variety of hunting and outdoors gear, ranging from footwear and clothing to bow cases. Ltl Acorn began manufacturing trail cameras in 2009- which explains the camera's default setting. Based on numerous user reviews (and there are thousands of Ltl Acorn trailcam reviews online), the problem experienced by Extreme Expeditions is not unusual, and frequent happens in some of Ltl Acorn's earliest (circa 2009) models, such as the 5210A. Extreme Expeditions Ltd. does not specify the model of trailcam which captured the mystery creature, but we wouldn't be surprised if it was an Ltl Acorn 5210A.
In conclusion, while we cannot confirm or deny that the North Cascades "mystery creature" is the mythical Bigfoot, Journal of the Bizarre believes that Extreme Expeditions' explanation of the malfunctioning timestamp is accurate and truthful, and that the footage was captured on September 4, 2012 as indicated by the team, and not on December 25, 2009, as indicated by the timestamp.
Now let’s take a look at the pictures that EE sent to me for analysis in the sequence they say the photos are in. You will see they start with the fire as it’s dying out and the moment when the creature appears, the photo is captured along with the one second video. The pictures progress from the time which the EE has explained is incorrect and they believe should actually be around 2:30 AM instead of 11:30 PM. The sequence shows the only two people that EE has clarified as sleeping outside that night, which is Cryptozoologist Adam Davies and researcher Lori Simmons.
Here are the pictures below for your review:
Now since the time frame of the event has been said to actually start around 2:30 AM and not 11:30 PM as the photo of the strange figure shows, it makes sense that you will see the last few trail cam photos show daylight and the camera changing its setting to color mode for daylight photography.
This means that the photo above was actually taken at 12:23:26 AM if the camera actually did malfunction. Now does this mean is Bigfoot in the one photo? No, since what is on the one photo is too ambiguous to determine exactly what it is, at least that is my opinion.
Here is the now infamous photo that has caused me sleepless nights, insults, and disagreements with good colleagues, friends, and haters of mine. I hope my new breakdown does not generate even more issues in my simple life, but I look forward to it.
Trail cam changing to color daylight mode.
Extra photos showing the actual sleeping area with newspapers and shows the distance from the fire pit.
Ok now that you have seen the photos, here is my new breakdown video showing my analysis and overlays of each photo to compare the sizes of Adam Davies and Lori Simmons in frame with the white figure.
Video Analysis Part III:
Now that you watched my video analysis of the new photos in sequence, here are the questions and responses to the many emails I sent to Extreme Expedition team representative, Sandy. These were sent to clarify the events that unfolded on what they claim is the date of Sep 4th, 2012 and to find out the height and weight of the team members. The reason I asked for this info is to show that the figure is very bulky looking and could actually be wider then what it seems based on the angle of the camera. You can see the heights and weights of almost all the team members except for Simon and Jackie, which have not responded to my questions because they may have not seen the email yet with my questions.
Reproduction of the event using team member Dave in a bulky hooded jacket.
Reproduction with tighter fitting jacket with hood, team member Dave again.
Idea of possible location where strange figure was located near sleeping area.
If you have survived all the way to the end of this article and analysis, you’re a trooper and a fan of Bigfoot Evidence, we thank you for that. Now that the evidence Extreme Expedition group allowed me to analyze has been shown, you may be asking if this does show a Bigfoot? Unfortunately, I could not determine this idea from the information and photos available.
One thing I do agree on, as Cryptozoologist Adam Davies stated, whatever was captured also made me a bit unsettled. If we look at the location where they fell asleep, this clearly shows that whatever the white figure was, it had to be facing the location Adam and Lori placed their sleeping bags. If this event is accurate, then it shows the curiosity of something which found the camp site interesting enough to come in and take a look.
It’s interesting to think that Adam Davies stated it could possibly be an unknown hominid, after the recent report from Florida which wildlife experts caught a monkey which had been surviving in the forest and city limits of a local town for over 4 years. So many more questions can only arise to what exactly is in the image taken by the Extreme Expedition’s group on Sep 4th, 20012 at Sedro Woolley (near North Cascades National Park).
So in the end, I can only say what the Extreme Expeditions has evidence that cannot be confirmed. The good thing about this is that the EE team allowed the media and information to be shared with everyone. They are willing to do this with anyone else that would like to review the photos and information.
Adam Davies stated that their group is open to having their evidence and any of their research to be reviewed and shared with other researchers and scientists. This is not a common practice among many other groups in the BF community, which at times operate in total secrecy.
So there you have it, the whole enchilada. I stated my opinion on the images and the one second video. I now leave it up to you believers, knowers, and Skeptics alike to decide what the strange figure in the trail camera photo and the one second video is. Good Luck! Phew I am done!