Melissa Hovey Bigfoot Photo Preliminary Breakdown: The Good And The Bad
It's been over 28 hours since the release of the game cam Bigfoot photo anonymously sent to Melissa Hovey four years ago. There's a lot of noise and the forums are flooded with opinions. Here are a couple of excerpts we believe should sum up what's currently being talked about.
Of course, if you really want to believe that what you're seeing is a real Sasquatch, the first place you'd want to check out is Facebook Find Bigfoot. These are the good things they like about the photo:
HIGHEST REZ American Bigfoot Society Photo (Just released)
NOTE: there are no Guard Hairs, scars in skin are present this is not a suit.
Posted yesterday by ABS: Notice the darker hair down the spine and the musculature of the right arm. Bill Munns Giganto did not have this level of detail in the structure and pattern of the hair.
Slope to back connects at nose level. Possibly shows right ear, shine on hair indicates possible oil glands on back, 6-8" hair, over well-muscled frame. Possible face on right side.
- Facebook Find Bigfoot
If you disagree with FB/FB's assumptions above, you might agree with this person who claims to be a photographer "with a lot of experience evaluating photographs":
You're thinking is much like mine. I'm another photographer with a lot of experience evaluating photographs. I posted way back up early on this.
Most sinificant about this is the heavy cropping. I see the hottest part of the flash hitting in the lower right quadrant of the photo. Normally, that hot area would be where the center of the lens was looking, so it looks like a great deal was cropped off of the image, particularly from the right side and bottom but also from the top and left. I'm guessing the photo was cropped down by roughly 1/2 to 2/3 of the original area. Why would someone do that? What does someone not want the picture to show? It was suggested it was because the area might be recognized which would jeopardize the bigfoot. So, what might that recognizable element be? (How about a "Stay Off The Exhibits" sign?) And why would anyone point a trail cam at a bunch of plants just a few feet away? I don't think that's the way it's done. Lastly, I still think there's a second higher light source in addition to the flash at the camera, maybe a ceiling light or even a high window.
This thing is going to cause a great deal of debate.