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Friday, December 30, 2011

The Paul Freeman Bigfoot Footage: Another Look

On Wednesday, Thom Powell posted an interesting article on the Paul Freeman video (Click for raw video) which was made near Deduct Creek, WA in 1992.

While working as a watershed patroller for the U.S. Forest Service in 1982, Freeman claimed to have encountered a sasquatch near Walla Walla, WA. His account brought him a great deal of criticism and disrupted his family’s life, causing him to quit his job and relocate. He returned to the area in 1984 and essentially devoted the rest of his life to a search for sasquatch evidence. He collected suspected sasquatch hair, photographs, and variety of casts of footprints and other body parts. In 1992 Freeman followed a series of tracks near Deduct Creek and obtained the close-up video. This clip was included in the DVD extras section of the 2003 Discovery Channel documentary Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science- DVD set at BFRO Micheal Dennett wrote a commentary/obit disputing Freeman's claims, though he did add an update that stated primate expert Jimmy Chilcutt confirmed that some of the Freeman footprint casts contained dermal ridges.

Personally, I think that the Freeman video, along with the Patterson-Gimlim film, is credible. Could it have been hoaxed...absolutely, but I have serious doubts that it was faked. The Freeman video does offer an aspect that is not apparent in the Patterson-Gimlim film...the possibility that these creatures are paranormal. I agree with Thom Powell in his assessment that this Bigfoot was not visible at points in the video where it should have been seen. This coincides with other reports I have taken as well as my personal encounter in 1981. When that creature was walking away from me it simply vanished in a cleared area before reaching the woods. Here is a previous post with the readers thoughts on this theory...including my own - Readers Respond: The Interdimensional Sasquatch.

I have included below a few links to different renditions of the Freeman video.

Freeman Bigfoot Footage

Paul Freeman Bigfoot Footage

The Bigfoot Field Guide-The Freeman Footage

Thom Powell is the author of - The Locals: A Contemporary Investigation of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch Phenomenon