Friday, June 1, 2012

Watch Video of Jeff Meldrum Discussing new Idaho Bigfoot Video

Dr. Jeff Meldrum talks about the recent Idaho Sightings and Video
Below is a video and article from an ABC News affiliate featuring Dr. Jeff Meldrum. Meldrum is probably the most prominent academic exploring Sasquatch (Relict Hiominids). His partial biography page at Idaho State University:
As the acting director of the Center for Motion Analysis and Biomechanics (CMAB) he is collaborating with engineering faculty, paleontologists, and the Idaho Virtualization Lab, to model the pattern of evolution of the hominid foot skeleton. His interests also encompass the evaluation of the footprints purportedly left by an unrecognized North American ape, commonly known as Sasquatch. He has authored an expanded companion volume to the very successful Discovery Channel documentary, Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science.

After the ABC News article are two more news pieces released today as well as the YouTube video of the possible Bigfoot sighting. The final articles indicates that the TV Series Finding Bigfoot plans on investigating the video.
Bigfoot Spotted In Idaho?
May 31, 2012 11:04am
A group of high school students may have come close to Bigfoot during a class project in the Idaho wilderness.
A dark, mysterious creature was caught on tape for a few seconds near Mink Creek before it retreated into the treeline.
“It just didn’t look human-like. I don’t know what that is, it’s not a bear, it’s not a moose or anything. It was big and bulky and black,” said the student who captured the video. He spoke to ABC News’ Idaho affiliate but did not want want to be identified on camera.
The students climbed to where they saw the potential Sasquatch and photographed the large footprints it left in the dirt.
“I’m not going to say yes it was a Bigfoot or no it wasn’t, because I don’t know., and nobody knows,” the student told the news station.
The Animal Planet show “Finding Bigfoot”  plans to visit Pocatello, Idaho in June to investigate claims that Bigfoot could be in the area.
SRC. ABC News 

Bigfoot reportedly spotted in Idaho
Kevin Lewis

The legendary missing link Bigfoot was reportedly captured on film by two college students in Idaho.

The-yet-to-be-identified students were on a field trip for school when they spotted a big, dark, bulky figure on a nearby ridge, according to The Idaho State Journal. They rushed to capture the beast on film, managing to shoot a short clip of the mysterious figure. The students also claim to have pictures of the beasts ginormous foot prints.

One of the students remains skeptical about his discovery.”I'm not going to say yes it was a Bigfoot or no it wasn’t, because I don’t know, and nobody knows,” he said, according to the Daily Mail.

Sasquatch expert and ISU professor, Jeff Meldrum, has examined the videos and photos taken by the students. Retired ISU professor, Trent Stephens has also analyzed the footage.  “If it’s real, it’s pretty exciting,” Stephens said. “There’s always room for a hoax, but this was pretty amazing.”

The Animal Planet show Finding Bigfoot has announced that it will make a visit to Pocatello in June to interview people who’ve had encounters with elusive creature.

Bigfoot: Best Evidence Ever Found?
by Margie Wilson-Mars
June 01, 2012 12:35 AM EDT
A group of students working on a school project in the woods 80 miles south of Pocatello, Idaho, found enough evidence of Bigfoot that experts are coming to the area this month to investigate!

What makes this case so striking? How about a video and photographs! The students were working on their project at the west fork of Mink Creek (B), south of Pocatello (A), when they realized someone, or something, was watching them. Up on a ridge, they spotted it... "It just didn't look humanlike. I don't know what that is; it's not a bear; it's not a moose or anything. It was big and bulky and black," said a student. One of the kids started filming with his phone until the creature took off.

The brave students headed up the ridge to check it out! They found some gigantic footprints and took photos. "...a large dark figure that bears a striking resemblance to descriptions of Sasquatch," says Sasquatch expert and Idaho State University professor Jeff Meldrum. He says there is a rich history of immigrants and others spotting "strange and marvelous things like stories of wild men and mountain devils" in that area. Usually, Sasquatch sightings are in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia areas.

Is it a hoax? Doubtful. Historically, scammers in cases like this want the notoriety and attention that comes with sightings. The student that owns the tape doesn't even want his name released. Anatomist Trent Stephens said, "There's always room for a hoax, but this was pretty amazing." It was enough to convince Animal Planet to venture into Pocatello later this month to film their program, Finding Bigfoot. They plan on talking to other people about the sightings in the area.

Stephens compared the video to the famous Patterson film taken in 1967 at the Klamath River in California. "I was just dumb-founded," Stephens said. "That arm swaying is exactly like the Patterson film." The student said, "I'm not going to say yes it was a Bigfoot or no it wasn't, because I don't know, and nobody knows." Maybe Finding Bigfoot will have more answers when it airs!



  1. "I think Bigfoot is blurry, that's the problem. It's not the photographer's fault. Bigfoot is blurry, and that's extra scary to me. There's a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside. Run, he's fuzzy, get out of here."

  2. Considering the distance and the fact that it was a cell phone camera, that actually doesn't look too bad.

  3. They said when they first saw it it was in the open, shame they didnt get that part on video........elusive s.o.b's...lmbo

  4. Blurry cel phone sure, but it's stil more than I've ever seen, damnit!!!

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  6. my favorite part of the news clip is at 1:01 when somebody kicks the tripod

  7. Video taken in winter and than released in summer, why? Not reported was a cyclist went missing in the same location in September of 2011.

    1. Implying that Bigfoot ate him ??? hmmm, pass the salt please.

    2. Actually this video was originally released days after the incident. This is a re-release because it took that long for Meldrum to comment on it. GbyP

  8. pocatello is full of wild indians that are fueled by booze and paint. it was prob one of them

    1. That is AWESOME!!! You forgot the mix where you take a half full gallon jug of water, take a nail and pop a can of Lysol and spray it into the jug, shake and drink. I love those who think Indians are this magical people who know secrets of nature and have some kind of special connection with the earth. They haven't hung out at a reservation. If I wanted to know about bigfoot, and Indian would be the last person I'd ask. I wouldn't even trust them to give me a ride to the forest!

  9. i'm sorry everyone but as long as you believe in evolution you will never identify or find bigfoot. you'll have to give this one to the Bible bangers. bigfoot has been around for a very long time and can only be identified by a Christian who cares. besides the guys in monkey suits. oh and I wouldn't brag to much about killing one as you could go to jail for murder, that's what they call it when you kill a human. not part human, but all human. something about species not mixing ........

  10. Can we ignore history, backed up by expertly examined footprints? From Leif Erickson,s account to the present: can we discount testimonies and film footage that are accompanied by footprint evidence? Footprint casts with dermal ridges and healed wounds do not indicate a hoax. These creatures know how to elude humans. They are strong, able bodied creatures that can survive the harsh mountain environment. They probably know more about humans than we know about them. So they stay clear of us.


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