Exclusive Interview With Jonathan Brown, The Person Who Filmed This Thermal Footage In Washington (Updated: Video)
Over the weekend at the Sasquatch Summit and Washington, Olympic Project founder Derek Randles revealed one of the most impressive thermal footage of Bigfoot ever. Randles had already set out to do a thorough investigation of the location and from what we're hearing, more evidence will be made public as soon as they are ready. We contacted Jonathan Brown, the person who contacted the Olympic Project after filming a massive sasquatch observing him and his brother from 117 ft away. Here's our conversation with Jonathan about the footage and the on going investigation:
Shawn Evidence: Hi Jonathan. Really impressive footage. When did you film it?
Jonathan Brown: Thank you. It was taken 3-4 weeks ago.
Shawn Evidence: How many people were with you that day, if you don't mind me asking?
Jonathan Brown: During the picture and the video, my brother Joel Brown. My wife was at the site not long before.
Shawn Evidence: Did you find any tracks when you checked the location?
Jonathan Brown: Yes. We cast a 16 1/2 inch print where he was standing.
Shawn Evidence: I was wondering if there are any more details you can give us to share about your footage. I think you have the best thermal footage any researcher can ever ask for. In summer of 2012, The Sierra Evidence Initiative team, Bart Cutino and I, recorded what we believe to be at least 2 sasquatches on thermal. I have to say, your footage is pretty amazing.
Jonathan Brown: I saw your footage a couple weeks ago, and loved it. When we filmed it we were unfamiliar with the flir, as we had only had it for a short period of time. We had the medium lens of the 3 on, and we didn't know about the zoom or how to adjust the lens for clarity. We also didn't know about the auto shut down or how to prevent it. It was 117 feet away, and I started browsing and took the first still. I didn't know how to record and my brother Joel brown, took the camera and figured out the record option and filmed the video. There were about 30 cows by us, and I was browsing them and when I saw the head, I thought it was probable that it was a bigfoot because the heat signature was so different. Through the view finder it was not nearly as clear as on the computer, and it wasn't until a few days later my wife pulled out the sd card. I was in another room playing my guitar and when I first saw the look on her face I thought someone died. I couldn't believe how good it ended up being. In the last year we have recorded 150 plus audio recordings of the wild men in the woods, and we have had 2 night time sightings of them and I had a daylight encounter. With that being said I wasn't in a hurry to watch what I thought was going to be a blurry blob that could have been a bigfoot.
Jonathan Brown: The audio with the parabolic began in September and that is where the majority of the audio is from. Prior we had a few taken from our iPhones.
Jonathan Brown: My wife Sara had contacted Derek Randles. After meeting him and David Ellis, we knew that it would be the perfect partnership. We brought them to the site, and walked them through the key areas, and our base camp where we do our general night observations. David Ellis set up his recording station with a parabolic microphone, and introduced my wife to a spectrographic analysis software program and worked together on the recordings. From there our site gained momentum.
Shawn Evidence: What an incredible find Jonathan. Do you mind if I post something about this conversion? I can just mention your first name and leave your last name out of you prefer to stay private.
Shawn Evidence: When was the last time you've been back?
Jonathan Brown: The location of the site is very secure, and nothing about our names will link anything or anyone to the location. I was at the site last night with Joel AKA Ben (goes by Middle name). I'm also not concerned of people thinking I'm crazy for what we share. What would be crazy is to deny what you know for fear of what others may think. That would be the mindset of a coward. The only thing I can say to the skeptics is that I'm sorry that you don't know what I do. If you don't believe that's you're issue, not mine. We believe in bigfoot the same way people believe in bears.
Shawn Evidence: Well said. I'm looking forward to sharing your story and investigation. Also, in the video that you filmed, how long is the video and how did the Bigfoot behave?
Jonathan Brown: I believe the raw footage is 4 minutes, and the raw and enhanced will be shared at the same time as long as Derek and the team agree. We talked with Derek, and we came to an understanding that we need the Olympic Project to release all evidence first, and then we can share individually. So I will get you a picture of the footprint after it goes through the Olympic Project. We have been doing the field work, but it's a team effort between Derek, Sara, Joel, David and myself. If any of us were out of the equation the project wouldn't be what it is and we share equal importance, just in different roles.
Shawn Evidence: Again. We appreciate you sharing your story with us, Jonathan.
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[Update] Here's the footage: