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[Researcher] We're a growing group of independent researchers
working towards definitive proof and protection
of the species commonly referred to as Bigfoot.
In 2005, our initial group consisted
of a cooperation of four people.
A biologist from Great Falls, Montana.
A Cree Nation's elder
representing the First Nation's people.
The skeptic Todd Standing.
And a paramedic firefighter from Calgary, Alberta.
After Todd went public with our work,
enthusiasts, scientists, and wilderness experts
from around the globe began
to collaborate with the Sylvanic team.
Now we collaborate with scientists
from as far away as China and half
a dozen forestry and wildlife officers
in Canada and the United States.
Our tremendous success has come about
from our enormous collaboration of minds,
experiences, knowledge and wisdom from all walks of life.
Pantology meets First Nation's experience.
Anthropology combined with the greatest
still hunting techniques on the planet.
These experiences have been passed down
through tens of thousands of years
of First Nation's oral history and tradition
with decades of scientific study.
Our ultimate goal is to epically introduce
civilization to the most man-like primate on the planet.
[Todd] For the past ten years
I've been conducting expeditions.
Documenting chronicles and interviewing people
pertaining to the subject of Sasquatch.
With over 20 years worth of hardcore back country
and at the most remote regions,
I've tracked and studied various North American species,
but have had little to no exposure to civilization.
I am a student of many disciplines.
Trained in the art of tracking by
a Cree Nation's elder and a military sniper,
my skill sets include camouflage techniques
using the terrain and its features to
mask ground movement, obstacle crossing,
camping positions, effective observation,
camouflage penetration, counter-surveillance,
survival evasion, and escape techniques.
In 2006, my team and I publicly showed
two separate crystal clear Bigfoot videos
I personally filmed which we used to petition the
Canadian government for species protection of Bigfoot.
The petition was certified and tabled
in the Canadian House of Commence.
The media response was enormous with hundreds
of newspaper, television networks, radio stations
and websites that receptively
presented our work across the globe.
It was our goal to reach out to the masses
about why our group was beginning to
struggle for species recognition and protection.
Do you believe in miracles?
Would you believe me if I told you
there was a small mammal that flew around at night
To survive, it had to consume
thousands of mosquitoes every night?
How about a small-brained aquatic mammal
that spent its whole life building intricate
aquatic structures while surviving on wood?
You probably would think all that's impossible
except you know that bats and beavers
are a real, living, thriving species,
one of many that currently reside
here in the forest of North America.
Now I'd like to tell you about another miracle.
Primate species, in fact the most
man-like primate species on the planet.
I'm not a believer in this species.
I've spent the last decade of my life
devoted to researching this species
and because I in fact, make no bones about it,
they are a real species, I know they exist.
I know they have a living, breathing,
thriving population here in the forests
of North America, and we're gonna explore the
reality of this species in this documentary.
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[Todd] In the winter of 2012, after five days
and four nights pursuing a group of Sasquatch,
and temperatures dropping below minus 20,
I was able to film an altercation
between myself and three other Sasquatch.
Back in the spot where I filmed video six
just this past winter,
and so I'll sort of walk around.
The perspectives are gonna be all off
because it was about two feet of snow here.
All these plants that are about two
and a half, three feet tall were covered entirely,
so even possibly three feet of snow was here,
and behind me to my right...
Is a brand new tree break!
Now this is where it all started.
There were, I was sleeping here.
They were up...
What is about ten yards above me.
So I was sleeping in this spot approximately,
somewhere around here,
and when I woke up, I looked up.
There were three of them standing above me.
So from this position, I reached for my camera,
and as soon as I did that,
one kicks snow at me, the other two took off.
And up there's the main trail.
So one went this way.
So when I went back up there I saw his tracks.
And I knew that this direction was back to that gorge,
so this is where I started to follow,
and the tracks started over here.
And I just followed them all the way in.
It's minus 15, there's about three feet of snow,
and I just had a confrontation
with three different Sasquatch,
one of the Sasquatch of which has taken off
into an area that I'm following right now,
I'm following this trackway, I'm dog tracking as I call it,
I'm about 15 yards away from it.
You never follow the track of a wild animal,
especially when it's this fresh.
So the whole back-story about what's transpired,
this is a couple day's worth of work
coming to a culmination right here now.
A whole bunch of things are about to happen.
First of all, we're walking up on a Sasquatch,
there's a trackway again and you can see I'm zooming in on,
I've got a nightlight or an infrared light.
That's the only reason my camera can see anything right now,
it's pitch black
and I am about to walk up on a Sasquatch that
you can see right now in the middle of the screen.
But more importantly,
you're going to hear another Sasquatch make itself
well known to me off to the right. Right now.
Now that I know I have a Sasquatch
that's protesting off to my right,
I know I have to keep moving forward and following this trackway,
at this point I'm starting to make something up
directly in front of me.
Again, now I can hear a Sasquatch
moving up on me to my right,
just stepping the snow.
However, I am focused on that directly in front of me,
clearly a back and an arm
are pointed back towards me and this creature
has no idea that I can see it right now.
The reason I know it's there is I've see the trackway
and that is standing out to me like a sore thumb.
There's tracks, there's some very large,
enormous object, so I'm going to proceed forward as I always do.
I'm getting a little nervous right now.
I'm concerned about making sure I have my focus.
This is a wild animal I'm approaching,
hundreds of miles from the nearest human being,
hundreds of miles from the nearest town.
Out in the middle of nowhere all by myself.
That's a Sasquatch.
I'm trying to get my focus, my equipment
has been out in minus 20 for four days.
Cold, two feet of snow, three feet of snow,
and this is what happens.
That's an 80 pound log that just took me out.
From the third Sasquatch I had no idea was there,
but it was off to my left.
There were three of them.
They stood together, this is what happens.
Now this is about an hour later.
That exact same spot.
I am 230 pounds, I am 6'5 with those boots on.
I'm going to stand in that exact spot
now that you can see is completely vacant.
I'm standing there in the trackway
and when I jump or put my arms in the air,
my hands straight up in the air are about 8'6
which are still not reaching the height of the Sasquatch
that had just been previously standing there.
So very clearly an empty space now,
this is only less than an hour after
the whole incident transpired.
Again, there is the creature, clearly enormous.
I'm 230 pounds
and I look like a little nothing compared to that giant
that's standing there, over 8'6 tall.
Probably in excess of 800 to 900 pounds,
standing there less than 20 yards away from me.
Once again here I am, standing, again,
where the spot is totally vacant,
I can clearly see Bigfoot tracks there,
and that's how large the animal was.
So what's interesting now that I see is
there's a bit of a trail here that probably existed,
I just couldn't see it in the wintertime,
but he used it because the trees are separated in the trail,
obviously where you can walk a little easier.
This is the gorge area,
and the reason I was approaching him and following him
is he wasn't trapped most assuredly,
but he was gonna have to go up a really steep hill,
or climb up some rocks, and I wanted to see that.
I expected he would come this way,
this was the direction he was going,
but he didn't, he stopped.
And expected me to possibly not see him.
Fortunately for me I had my night vision.
Without it I never would've noticed him there.
Makes the whole situation very interesting
having come back here and looking at the fact
that the log that was thrown at me is gone,
a tree break has been made in the right direction,
and there's a trail here that he knew about in the wintertime
that he was following, and I had no idea.
Perhaps even illustrates how thoroughly
experienced they are in their own areas
to know exactly where a trail is when
it's covered in snow,
so he was likely here for the log,
was gonna cross,
didn't happen because I was approaching,
however he was not concerned
because he had backup from two different directions.
One that was growling at me,
and the other that was stealthily waiting in the back
for me to keep coming forward
until it was too close like he did,
and then dropped me with that log that was thrown at me.
For every time I've filmed them, I've seen five.
For every time I've seen them I've been aware
of their presence 20 times.
There are millions of people that believe
in the possibility of this species,
hundreds of thousands that believe,
but very few that know they are real.
The circumstantial evidence is overwhelming
with tracks that display dermal ridges,
analyzed by the best fingerprint experts
in the world who conclude the track
evidence is unhoaxable,
an eyewitness testimony from the most credible witnesses.
From doctors to lawyers to a president of the United States.
Any court of law requites the evidence of
proof be beyond a reasonable doubt.
Obviously we've more than achieved that.
However, for a discovery of this magnitude,
science will not recognize the existence
of this species without a specimen.
No amount of circumstantial evidence will do.
Part of the answer to the question is technology
has driven mankind away from nature,
and by extension driven us further away from the ultimate
apex species in nature which is Sasquatch.
My team and I have broken off an area we are
certain this species of hominid currently survive within.
We refer to this area as the Bigfoot North Region.
This region is larger than the entire
continental United States and has
a human population of approximately
15 million people, urban and rural.
Over 80% of this region currently has
no sustainable human presence.
Now let's estimate the population
of Sasquatch to be 15,000 individuals.
A number I'm certain even the most hardened
believer would say is overly generous.
15,000 of them take up 80% of the terrain
and 50 million of us take up 20% of the terrain.
We as masters of civilization are loud
and obvious in everything we do.
We thrive on manipulating our environment to suit our needs.
These hominids are masters of the wilderness.
They thrive on living in harmony
and equilibrium within their environment.
Just as they thrive on nature and their natural abilities,
we thrive on technology.
However, there's no other living primate species
we share more traits with.
Currently they are the most man-like species on the planet.
Each of us simply having evolved either towards technology
or nature to the extreme.
Both of our species having used intelligence
to advance our position in the complex networking
of this planet.
This whole idea, has the Sasquatch
in fact been discovered?
See, my thinking is that every person who sees a Sasquatch
discovers it for himself or for herself.
That's usually as far as it goes,
once he or she tries to talk about it there's
ridicule and rebuttal and discomfort.
One of the things that keeps me going is that...
we're in this situation where people are,
they're not pushing away Sasquatch,
but they're not terribly receptive to it either.
Then we're finally gonna have this
acknowledgement of the discovery and
then people are gonna ask,
"Gee, where was the scientific discussion leading up to it?
Where was the dialogue?
Where were the scientific favors pointing in this direction?"
I guess that's what some of us have been trying to do.
Todd Standing has produced films that
have been largely ignored and I've
written books that have been largely ignored
and I've been unable to get evidence presented
at scientific conferences.
And there's just been this scientific resistance
to the whole idea of the Sasquatch
as an existing North American mammal.
And I guess that's what we're about is trying to change that.
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[Todd] We blanket ourselves in technology
and they blanket themselves in nature.
From every bent blade of grass
to the most subtle bird movement,
this provides them with information
about their environment,
about the movements transpiring past, current and future.
Each day the information is provided to
them by the wind, sun, trees
and all species that reside in the forest.
They're born and raised in the wilderness
and live and die under the laws of the natural world
which is survival of the fittest.
Since my team and I went public with our information in 2006,
I've always said, "Don't take my word for it,
come out with me in the field and I will
show you the reality of this species."
Since then, I've taken out dozens of wildlife officers,
PhDs and the like and had them live interact
with Sasquatch on multiple occasions.
Of course you can assume alone in the wilderness,
I get the best results interacting with Sasquatch,
I've personally habituated.
Here's an example of what's happened
to me on dozens of occasions over
the last decade of my research.
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(whispers) So I had some pretty sick action last night.
I'll go through my camera setup and what's happening right now.
This is my one camera, I'm gonna have to close this lid
because this light is bright.
It's pitch black right now, I can't really see anything.
This is my battery pack that I left here from last time.
Here's my light, I cut this piece of wood
so my light would stay on it, but in the
commotion last night I knocked it over
and I couldn't get it back on,
so I'm having enough trouble with this piece as it is.
This infrared light is invisible
and I can't really see where I'm going.
I don't wanna step on the light.
Just gonna, there's my battery pack and my knife.
I'm just gonna walk around this if I can.
It's funny, I can't see.
Unless I look through the camera, I don't know...
It's pitch black right now.
I mean this is uh,
I'll turn off the infrared filter for a second.
This is without the infrared filter.
This is with.
Here's my camera on my camera bag,
see there's the night vision on it.
That's specialized night vision,
I just have it taped to the camera.
Again, there's the hood that I'll flip back in.
I'm expecting a pretty decent night.
Since they came out last night.
I'm gonna just try not to break my neck here.
This is why I'm gonna get lost going 20 yards.
So there's the apples.
So I've got three apples up there,
and actually there's a bag right there.
Anyway, those are the apples.
They're approaching from up there in the mountain.
I'm freaking tired and I'm not thinking well.
I'm just completely exhausted, I feel totally,
entirely, pathetically weak.
Oh, my God, last night was crazy.
[Todd] Shit, that's right on me.
He's awfully close.
[Todd] There are at least two Sasquatch
moving towards the apples.
I make the mistake of moving towards these two creatures
which ultimately pushes them away.
I travel into this uninhabited region
following animal game trails.
Here I was continuously able to generate significant success
with at least two individuals
I have eyewitnessed on multiple occasions.
So we'll see what happens.
They take apples from me and it's just me out here.
Two days ago I did some stuff that's
probably really gonna piss them off.
Hopefully not piss them off, well obviously it didn't piss them off too much.
If I pissed them off too much,
I'll tell you something, I wouldn't be here right now.
If they wanted me gone, I'd be gone,
I think I just upset them,
they came and scared me a little bit yesterday,
but I did leave apples for them up
on the other side of the mountain.
I know they took them, they always do.
I'll go back to the apples, they'll be gone,
But it's about getting these apples, taking,
do you think they'll come within 20 yards of me?
Fifty yards of me, 100 yards of me?
We'll have to wait and see.
So take it step by step.
(whispers) I can barely see them, but I hear them coming.
One over here.
And one over there.
No doubt about it.
And they know where those apples are, they've taken them before.
Hey there, big guy.
(whistles) Okay, like I said.
Wow, there's one here.
And I can hear one over here.
No doubt about it.
He's 20 yards from the apples.
Gonna back off a little bit here.
Easy, big fella.
(whispering) I'm just giving him some space
'cause if he goes there...
That's not good. That didn't sound friendly.
[Todd] The first two individuals have approached
from the eastern side of the mountain.
However, unknown to me,
the large 800 plus pound dominant male of the group
has moved in from the west.
Interactions between myself and the two younger individuals
has been very productive.
Unfortunately, I've never been able to say
the same when the big male comes around.
He is always profoundly aggressive.
For obvious reasons,
all of my attention becomes focused on him.
(dramatic orchestral music)
(whispers) Oh shit.
Easy, big guy.
[Todd] Wait a second.
Did you see that?
In case you missed it,
let's go back and have a closer look.
Can you see those three apples way off in the background?
Here's a short of them as they were a few minutes ago.
There are three large, red, delicious apples.
Here's what they look like from the other camera 25 yards away.
Let's call them apples one, two and three.
Watch again now closely in slow motion to apple number three.
Did you see that?
Have a closer look.
Where apple three once was is now a black, empty space.
If you watch it again in slow motion
you can actually see it removed.
Now watch this.
(whispers) That's three.
At this moment I have no idea those apples are being taken.
and over here.
I can hear this guy moving over on me too.
[Todd] And there goes apple number one.
I don't know which way to look.
I've got nowhere to go right now.
Did I just...
Just knocked my light out.
Fucking wrecked my light.
Where the hell are the apples?
I'm kind of done right now.
These guys are like bloody ninja.
He could be...
He could be 20 meters away from me.
Or he could be gone.
This is the kind of stuff,
when you get your ass out here and you experience it.
I don't give a shit who you are.
You'll believe in Sasquatch
when you see something like this going on
when you're out in the middle of nowhere
and this shit starts happening.
You'll feel the fear.
(loud rhythmic drumming)
[Todd] What you just witnessed
was normal behavior for these hominids.
They move together as a cooperation
in a highly organized fashion
using advanced strategic positions at all times.
They're significantly more active at night.
During the day, day watchers are out at
specific high ground points to ensure
the main group sleeps in safety.
The Sasquatch are the best trackers,
and the apex species of their environment.
They have all the advantages that has
allowed human beings to become
the dominant species on this planet
with very few of our detriments.
They're twice the size of a gorilla and likely twice as strong.
While still having the body composition and the hair to
hair to survive in the coldest winters without fire.
While living in small, yet widely dispersed groups
that raise and teach their offspring.
Each of these groups' survival secrets
are specific to their particular environment.
Having learned over countless generations
that have evolved to enjoy abundance in that
particular ecosystem, however,
the fact that these hominids are hunters
is tremendously significant.
Hunters track, employ stealth, and must learn everything
about their environment to remain successful.
Because a hunter's quarry does all it can to stay alive,
they will use every means at their disposal to survive.
To hunt successfully, a predator must
outwit its prey continuously or perish.
Prey that have evolved sensory perceptions
hundreds of times superior to humans.
These skills the Sasquatch learn and practice
every day of their lives
allows them to easily evade the most
experienced human hunters and trackers.
This year it's time to take it up to the next level.
We're going out with the best in the world.
Here in this research site,
I'm taking out two world-renowned PhDs,
a professor from Idaho State University,
and a PhD wildlife biologist alone, one on one, with me.
In the wilderness are some of the most
wild habitat North America has to offer.
Will I be able to convince them that this research is authentic,
that those videos,
that all the sounds, that all the things
that I've been claiming are absolutely
authentic, the only question left is
will I be able to convince them too?
[Todd] Doctor Jeff Meldrum is a full professor of
Anatomy and Anthropology at Idaho State University.
He's been interviewed regarding the subject of Sasquatch
on hundreds of occasions.
The professor is an expert on foot morphology
and locomotion in primates.
The Sasquatch are so exceptionally intelligent
and well-adapted to their environment,
few people ever experience a sighting.
After over 15 years of researching the subject,
the professor has never before live interacted
with or witnessed a Sasquatch.
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My name is Jeff Meldrum, I'm a professor of
Anatomy and Anthropology at Idaho State University
in Pocatello, Idaho.
Right now I'm with Todd Standing at the Nordegg site.
[Todd] What we're seeing and what we're noting
right now is just the significance of game trails.
This is a game trail, this is a game trail.
We're not saying it's Bigfoot, but, uh...
it's a hotspot for species,
so when you have deer and elk, this ecosystem is so significant
because as the professor has seen,
we've seen signs of bear, we've seen signs of wolves.
Which is very spectacular.
And obviously the elk and the deer
and the moose that we've seen,
all just tracks 'cause we're not looking for those species
'cause this is a habituation site where we're
trying to attract the Bigfoot,
not chase them around, but when you get an ecosystem
so successful at this,
obviously we're gonna assume there's mountain lions out here.
So this is a top to bottom really, really
successful modern ecosystem,
and you're seeing, as I've even seen you pick up and eat
some of the berries, what do you call them?
I think they're snow berries.
[Todd] Snowberries, okay.
Is the name, that's what comes to mind.
[Todd] I've been taught that they are bunchberries.
These little berries are everywhere.
Right now we're not seeing much of
the raspberries and the strawberries.
The Saskatoon berries are actually here,
I'll show you them, Professor.
These are the berries that were seen in the
scat of the bears, but they're not ripe anymore.
What's a little concerning,
I guess, for our purposes here,
is there's a good one that was just dried up.
What's a little concerning is that the bears were
feeding off of this, this is their scat.
Entirely made up of it,
in fact if you just take a second here and I'll open it,
those little seeds, see those seeds?
That's what you saw in the bear scat,
so they were pretty much consuming,
90% of what was in their scat were those berries.
Those berries are gone.
They are no longer a viable food source at this time
and it's hibernation mode and they're going
to be after a significant amount of calories.
So we are going to keep our campsite super, super clean.
'Cause the grizzly bears out here are very
arrogant because you're not allowed to hunt them
and they know it, they're not afraid of people,
they'll be arrogant and walk right up on you.
I was invited to come and evaluate
some of the evidence that's associated
with the very fascinating videos that
Todd has taken allegedly of Sasquatch here.
[Todd] So how many of these tree breaks have we seen?
At least three, this will be the third at least.
[Todd] Okay, are they all in the same direction?
They seem to be all in the
same prevailing direction, yeah.
[Todd] Well let's come have a close look at this.
See if you can try to explain it just by wind.
Well I mean obviously trees do topple
under natural conditions as they age.
The amount of, um,
of growth of, uh,
the black tree like in here.
Suggests that this tree has been standing dead
for quite some time.
[Todd] Like other ones around it.
Like the other ones around it, yeah.
So that begs the question too,
why are they breaking at points so high from the ground.
If it is wind, why didn't these just snap?
I'd have a hard time obviously pushing this over right now.
[Todd] And there are other trees around it that are
even more dead, if you look to this tree over here.
Yeah, here and this one here.
[Todd] About the same thickness and
there's no damage to them whatsoever.
You mind if I try to--
[Todd] Not at all, please do.
Try to break it.
Yeah, well that's, well yeah.
I was just gonna see if it would break at a particular point.
That's what I would've expected.
[Jeff] Breaking down near the base.
[Todd] So how would a tree break at a midpoint like that,
doesn't it seem odd to see that over and over?
You might think that maybe one or two or some more,
a higher number close by,
why just this one,
and as far as we can see it's just this one.
I guess you could argue as well this one
was ready to be blown over and the others weren't.
[Todd] In an area with so little wind though.
Yeah, well yeah, that's the other factor,
this area seems to rather consistently
have very little wind, very calm, still.
[Todd] Let me ask you this.
I'm coming from the perspective that
I've seen these hominoids break trees and do this,
and I've seen,
I'd say there's about eight or nine of these around,
if we took a real good look around,
eight or nine, I think actually more like ten,
- Yeah. - but let's say this was
broken by a large hominid.
What kind of power do you think?
I mean first of all the height of that is...
- [Jeff] Right. - [Todd] That's eight feet.
Well yeah, obviously it's gonna have
to grab above that point of breaking.
So it's certainly, I'm six foot,
so it certainly is at least two feet taller than me,
whatever it was, if it broke it, if something like that broke it.
[Todd] Now do you think you would
have the power, like on the tree beside
it that's approximately the same thickness.
- Right. - Well again--
[Todd] How powerful do you think you'd have to be
to hold that tree and cause a break at that kind of,
even at your height?
Yeah, well it all depends, again,
on the brittleness of the tree and the leverage,
I mean the reason this broke clutter
down here is because my force had to
be amplified through that much distance
to reach a point that this would collapse,
this would deal a critical fracture.
So, it is very likely that to get a break like that
it was probably grabbed maybe even up this high
in order to snap it at that particular point,
I mean unless you had it two-handed where
you're able to concentrate the bending at a
midpoint between the two points of applied force.
[Todd] And that's how I've seen them do it.
- [Todd] It's two hands. - Yeah.
[Todd] It's purposefully in a direction,
and even when I've experimented with these breaks
it's hard to break it that well and not snap it.
You have to actually have a degree of
where you grab it and break it slowly--
Oh, to maintain part of it from,
to keep it from snapping completely free.
In this case it's split up quite high
and so you're gonna have a different looking break,
the ones that we've seen have a very horizontal break,
there's a few little trailers here of just a couple inches
in length, this is about six or eight inches.
[Todd] Pull it right down.
All the way down.
So it did, it stayed attached.
Stayed attached more or less, but that
looks very different obviously than...
[Todd] Tremendously different.
[Jeff] Than this one up here.
[Todd] That's something significant 'cause
I've never seen, they always look just like that.
Well, and see, we're back to the point where,
again, in this conversation there's,
we're coming at it from two different perspectives.
You claim to have witnessed the causal agent of these breaks,
and so yes, it's in the mix,
but this may have less weight
than a rather suggestive imprint in the muskeg
that suggests a large, plantigrade foot.
Which has more weight, in my mind,
than just finding a break like this.
[Todd] I have to play as Devil's advocate because, uh,
in all my experience out here,
I never see this,
never have I seen this in non-Bigfoot habitat,
I have never seen a tree,
all on its own like this,
broken with multiple other trees
showing zero damage in any way, shape or form.
Multiple breaks in the same direction from...
It's just getting to the point where,
I mean since I know that there are Bigfoot out here
and I love the fact that the PhDs are so,
there's so much at stake for them
because they have a reputation
that they've worked so hard for so many years
and they will refuse, a good PhD that I want,
will refuse to sit back and be too easy about things,
they have to be skeptical
because they have a reputation at stake.
Now we need to proceed definitively with
the next step in a discovery of this
magnitude which is absolutely enormous.
A relic hominid alive in North America
is such an incredibly,
almost impossible miracle to believe that
I understand people's skepticism,
and it's gonna be a lot of hard work from very credible people
like Doctor Meldrum and like Doctor Bindernagel
to come forward and help us out with this.
It's essential that we have them, and that's why he's here,
and let's continue.
(native flute music)
Investigating some, uh,
possible sign of Sasquatch.
[Todd] Excellent, let's go have a look at this tree structure.
(dramatic orchestral music)
[Todd] Here's another view of this incredible structure.
This is unreal.
I put a little pear on it, as you can see.
It is so frickin' amazing.
Wow, what do you say?
That's just crazy.
[Todd] These top three trees have clearly been pushed over
since their bases are still firm.
No wind or snow load could have done this.
The power it would've taken to bend tree four,
which has a five inch diameter,
is greater than any human being possesses.
To push over trees three and five would require
twice the strength of even a Silverback gorilla.
Now you'll notice tree one in this structure is upside down.
The base is broken clean and then placed up.
The center or fulcrum of this tree is here.
Towards your right,
which is the top of the tree,
is where the majority of the weight resides.
If this tree was not shoved into place by a Sasquatch,
I have no explanation of how this could happen naturally.
Then we have my favorite tree, tree number two of the five.
This piece right here.
I mean that's dangling in mid-air.
That did not fall by chance.
That was done and that is just huge.
That structure where the trees all cross?
That's 12 feet up from the ground.
It's just huge.
I'm so impressed with this structure.
Most impressive I've ever seen.
Gotta take a picture.
- Yeah, that was rooted as well. - [Todd] Agreed.
So the only thing I'm concerned about is--
[Todd] They're not all rooted though,
you haven't seen them all yet.
- Around? - [Todd] Yeah.
That one isn't?
[Todd] Let's go have a look at that one.
Well that one's tipped clear over the other way.
- [Todd] Yes. - That one's awful low,
I'd have a hard time rationalizing this one here
because the base is so high up.
How did it end up clear up like that?
[Todd] And there's one more, on that side over there,
that you haven't gone and looked at that's in the structure.
So this one here.
Well not immediately apparent if that were the case.
So yeah, so those two,
there's a possibility that they were stuck up there.
The fact that,
I mean, I'm not comfortable in concluding
definitive that this was made by a Sasquatch yet, but the fact
that there isn't an associated base.
Let's look at this for a second.
Yeah, so there's two elements that I couldn't,
I couldn't immediately rationalize
as having been just blown down.
Fall over, so yeah,
the door of possibility is still open to me.
- [Todd] Pretty interesting. - In my mind.
On seven occasions apples have been taken
from this particular structure.
On three occasions Sasquatch tracks have been
found in association with the missing apples.
On all three of those nights,
we've experienced significant live interactions
with them at base camp.
Now doctor, let's get you to have a look over here
at this track we found about two weeks ago
discovered again after apples had been taken.
Just walk straight in and try not to step
on something that might be a blatant track.
So here's our track, it's actually disturbed.
Looks like it's only been slightly disturbed.
So if we can get our esteemed doctor over here please,
if you look right here.
We blocked it off ourselves
with the hopes that nobody would come through,
so this shouldn't be like that.
Well that does have potential as a footprint.
Yeah, I mean if pressed,
I'd say there's better than a 50/50 chance at least that
that's a Sasquatch track.
So I guess we're gonna call this day two.
I'm with Doctor Meldrum.
The night, we stayed up 'till 12:30.
Just absolutely nothing, no discernible sounds,
nothing of any significance whatsoever.
We are walking right now to...
I guess structure number two.
We're going to put up some apples,
I'm gonna have him put up some apples with me
and we'll leave them there and see what happens.
Actually, I would also like to,
since we have a little bit of time,
he and I are going to scour the area for about half an hour
to see if we can find any tr or anything significant here
because I put apples up here last week
and they're all gone,
and nobody should've been over here,
I haven't touched the area at all since I was here last week,
so we'll have a look and see what's there.
(dramatic flute music)
I've seen some interesting so called tree structures,
trees that take on a sort of teepee appearance,
that Todd is convinced
represent a boundary marker or some sort of effort
to communicate the presence of
Sasquatch in this particular region.
[Todd] Another thing I do love about these structures too is
they're generally like this where you can see,
I don't have any nails, look at the damage I just did to that.
If I was a bear, and I put my claws on this,
you'd see tremendous marks.
There's really zero indication,
and with me having been out here and had five successful...
uh, gifts taken,
there's just no indication of any bears of any kind.
So putting apples on it is my way of saying,
"I know you guys are here, I'm here for you,
here's a gift."
I think that's just a basic little
simple communication I can do.
Well let's have a look around here and see what we can see.
There's a really...
There's a really significant impression right there.
Wow, you can really see that.
That's a beautiful impression.
This is the furthest back I've been,
- so that's not from us. - [Jeff] Yeah, yeah.
There were some indications of what appeared to be
a large plantigrade foot.
[Todd] That's just a smaller track.
[Jeff] Is that you too?
[Todd] Yeah, just a second ago, yeah.
that's a little bit older.
[Todd] I assume this is an individual I've eyewitnessed
on two other occasions.
I identify him as a bulky individual,
dark brown, under seven feet tall.
[Todd] I'd love to hear your perspective on it.
Okay, well yeah, I would concur
with what you're saying, I mean it...
It really has broken muskeg there.
There's certainly a taper back here for a heel
and a broad forefoot potentially.
And it had the shape and proportions
of a 13 inch footprint,
it was pressed extremely, um...
heavily down to the ground.
It suggested something of considerable weight.
[Todd] So this could be as old as two months ago.
[Jeff] Right, yeah.
[Todd] That's the best track I've seen over here.
And the front end was torn,
perhaps by the action of toes of something walking
in the vicinity of this structure.
[Todd] So now that we've documented this track,
and I'm pretty much done with it,
I'd like you to pick a spot right beside here
and I'd like you to step as hard as you can.
Let's see what kind of imprint you can make beside it.
Let's come back and have a look.
This is Doctor Meldrum's track,
he's about 220 pounds,
probably 240 with all his gear on.
And his track is nothing.
It's really very, very insignificant
compared to what I'm seeing on this side.
Here's my track a second ago.
I mean this is all linear across,
I'm on one opposite side, you're on the opposite,
and both of our tracks are
quite pale in comparison, would you agree?
[Jeff] I would agree that something
of considerable weight...
Imprinted the vegetation there.
I would actually extrapolate,
I'm thinking perhaps even at least double,
I'm gonna put my foot in there,
so not more than an inch larger than my foot at the very most.
As I put my foot in there though, I can really feel it.
I mean there's nothing here.
If I was closing my eyes and feeling around
I'd barely feel that.
This, you gotta put your foot in there.
(laughs) Your foot just falls right in that,
I'd like you to do that please.
[Todd] Put your foot in that track and tell me how it feels.
[Jeff] Oh yeah, it's definitely--
[Todd] And now put your foot in your track.
[Jeff] Yeah, there's still a lot of spring to it,
I don't have it compressed nearly as far,
and it's taking it right down to the ground.
[Todd] Look at that, yeah.
[Jeff] It's not rebounding.
It's the PhD's job, 'cause his reputation's on the line,
to be as skeptical as possible, but that is a Bigfoot track.
I like the doctor's perspective,
this is what he's taught me out here,
and I'm gonna say I'm 99% sure,
you gotta have that little bit of doubt in your mind.
With 99% certainty I'm saying that's a Bigfoot track,
and it's not a coincidence that it's
right where I've been putting apples
and all the apples have been disappearing.
[Todd] As I guide Doctor Meldrum through this amazing habitat.
I'm able to clearly perceive we are not alone.
The Sasquatch that reside there are watching us,
they're following us,
at times they're watching our every move,
testing me over and over.
Jeff may not be aware of it but
we're following very strict rules.
Now on day three, Doctor Meldrum's longtime colleague
is about to arrive.
Doctor Bindernagel and I have never met.
This expedition will be a hard one.
We're about to spend five days and nights together
in an enormous section of wilderness that I say
is currently inhabited by a troop of large, wild,
giant primates that currently are
unrecognized by modern science.
My name is John Bindernagel, I'm a wildlife biologist,
I live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
I have a Bachelor's Degree, a Master's Degree,
and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Right now we're in a research site in Western Alberta,
not so far from Nordegg.
This is a site to which Todd Standing has
invited me to spend time with him for five days.
What's been particularly interesting to me
is some sign that Todd Standing interprets a Sasquatch sign,
which I had reservations about when I arrived,
but about which I'm changing my mind.
The most outstanding form of sign is these structures,
array of leaning pine sapling stems,
which I thought were completely random and natural,
but having traveled in this country for five days now,
I'm seeing no other such structures except
in the area where he's observed Sasquatches.
I'm now willing to conclude that these are
associated with the presence of Sasquatches.
Which has been quite a big change for me.
(somber flute music)
[Todd] So what's happened since we were here yesterday,
Well we came over to look at this
structure once again and the most
intriguing thing is that we placed
six apples here, and they were quite scattered
on these various leaning branches,
and ever a couple here on the main stem up a ways.
[Todd] So the professor and I have put,
how many apples do you see there, Doc?
[Jeff] We had five was it? I had three.
- [Todd] Three and I-- - [Jeff] Four, I had four.
[Todd] You had four and I had two, so we've got six in total.
Up as high as both of us can reach.
I'd say these apples are averaging
between seven and eight feet up off the ground.
Why don't you alert them?
How about we say, the doctor say, "Gift in two definitive,
different directions please."
[Todd] Nice and loud.
[Todd] Although the professor was unaware of it,
some large predator was stalking us
and he just called out to it.
Whether it was a large bear or a Sasquatch,
either way, if it proceeded to take those apples,
I would scour ever inch of the terrain to find its trackway.
I was thinking to myself it would be,
if all of the apples get taken, scattered around as they are,
that would be pretty significant,
and here they are gone the next day.
Completely gone, no sign of debris,
no sign of skins or cores,
not that they would leave cores, but scraps of the apples I mean.
By what you might expect to find if
a smaller animal had chewed on them.
They were at heights that I doubt an ungulate could reach.
A bear would probably down that apple in a few bites I think.
[Todd] But don't you think he'd have to stand up
against the tree?
Oh sure, yeah, a bear would have no problem,
I'm trying to remember.
[Todd] As high as we could reach, we put up these apples.
Here, you might expect to see some evidence
of claw marks if it was a bear,
I would think the bear would shimmy up to grab those apples.
[Todd] There was absolutely no signs of any bear.
This is what Jeff had to say when interviewed
a few weeks later on the topic.
It was as if something with hands
had collected them off and carried them away.
[Todd Voiceover] So while Jeff further discussed
the structure with John, I went to work.
Something had taken those apples,
and I knew what it was, but I needed proof.
And then I found it.
[Todd] So again, what do you think of this trackway that you're seeing?
Well there's certainly some impressions in the moss here
that could well be Sasquatch tracks,
the pair here and then two, three additional tracks
as if it had stood here and walked ahead.
[Todd] And what direction are they moving?
[Todd] Looks like they're moving exactly towards
where the apples were.
[Jeff] Yeah, I can't really tell.
[Todd] In this one I'm seeing a heel,
and I'm seeing the actual, see the toe marks in there?
I'm seeing a bit of toe marks.
And a definitive heel mark. So just come over this way.
We didn't walk anywhere over here and I'm seeing,
so we haven't walked past this log.
I'm seeing this impression,
that moves to that impression,
that moves to the next impression over there.
[Jeff] One right there, over there.
[Todd] And look at the size
approximately so this is a little larger.
[Todd] Yeah, exactly.
[Jeff] Yeah, it's possible.
[Todd] Actually you can see them from here,
this is a really good one over here.
Actually it looks like he stopped and stood here.
The steps are here and here.
Maybe stopped and had a look,
and then from here the next track is there.
This is mine.
That's where, whoa, I stopped and said,
"Wait a second, that's very interesting."
[Jeff] To that point there or that point there?
- [Todd] Both. - [Jeff] Yeah, both of them.
[Todd] And if you're looking, they're really in line,
they're really straight.
It's on an angle there.
With the pine needles in it?
And the other one's where that stick is,
that little short stick's coming up at an angle right there,
right at the base of it, looks almost from here in a way,
it looks like that could be another one.
[Todd] I agree.
It's so hard to judge in this structure.
[Todd] And now the moss is growing back.
- Right. - [Todd] Assuming this happened,
this had to have happened the last 20 hours.
- Yeah. - [Todd] So now the moss
is gonna be growing back and recovering,
but what if you were to step in these,
which you will in a second, you'll feel indentations,
you'll feel the unusual pressure
that it would've taken to do that.
But the fact that apples are missing and
there's this trackway that we'll have a look at.
Are you okay with that, to step in it?
[Jeff] Sure, yeah, I am.
[Todd] Please do, so give it a step right precisely
in where those spots are.
So here's some potential footprints of a plantigrade.
I mean they're quite impressive.
My foot fits right there,
and then it's possible that it stopped right there like that.
[Todd] That's what it's looking like.
We're assuming the next step is looking here.
-Right. -[Todd] So perhaps--
That would be, well it could be either.
[Todd] I believe that looks to me like it's a right foot.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking, that's a reach for me.
[Todd] Let's give it a go.
Well I was gonna say it almost looks like there's another,
right here, there's a little bit of compression right there.
[Todd] Yeah, possibly.
Could've been, let me just feel it.
Yeah, it's pretty solid underneath it.
But that could've been,
but in that case then here's a right foot.
[Todd] Which really compress nicely.
[Jeff] Yeah, and then appears a left foot
right there and you can see where it's
crushed the underlying log,
so that's definitely a print of some kind.
[Todd] Yeah, agreed.
And then another one right here,
you can see where it's torn the
muskeg at the lead end of it.
From there it's hard to say, it's pretty jumbled.
[Todd] How about we just take a leap of faith,
see where that next foot goes.
[Jeff] Yeah, well I would plant it,
if I was going that away I'd plant it right there.
[Todd] That's really getting undefinitive now,
we're really losing the trackway.
The ground's getting much harder.
[Jeff] Yeah, there's less springiness
to the muskeg at this point.
I don't see any definitive--
[Todd] Agreed, but again, the ground's getting hard
and now we can start walking on the trees, so short.
It's very suggestive, the placement
of the feet is suggestive of a biped.
Interesting trajectory, interesting association
with the bait, or the gifts, that we left out.
[Todd] And I have a tradition, Professor Meldrum,
that when I have this kind of success,
it makes me happy, we do this, we give a high five, sir.
It's a step in the right direction right?
[Todd] It's a real step in the right direction,
I'm not afraid to get excited.
(dramatic orchestral music)
Well of course the thing that most
peaked my interest and curiosity,
and motivated me to come and spend this time
with Todd was the extraordinary videos.
I still am very interested to learn more
and see more relating to these extraordinary videos.
Because if indeed they are,
they are clearly some of the most astounding
photos of Sasquatch in existence.
I'm, well this has been a fascinating visit
and I have been immensely impressed.
I've been able to see for the first time
some complete segments of Todd Standing's
filming of Sasquatches,
in another area where he's worked on,
and with him explaining the background
which is so important.
I am firmly convinced that he has filmed Sasquatches
and what he has portrayed in his documentaries
are indeed very close
portraits in fact of the Sasquatch face.
[Todd] For the video, I zoomed in
20 times optical, and obviously I had no tripod.
I remained in this position for at least 20 minutes
while the animal you see in video four
moved from one position to the next.
I was situated over 50 yards away
and downhill from his position.
I was hiding beneath a large pine tree
and covered by my ghillie suit.
The snow was melting, so I was having to switch back and forth
from video camera to still camera
as water would drop down onto the lenses.
He would regularly disappear from my line of sight
as I'm sure he was searching for me in
a direction of about 180 degrees.
This animal certainly knew I was around,
but I suspect that he had no idea how close I actually was,
but what they were doing, it was amazing how they
had this spectacularly implemented plan to
ensure that I didn't get into the spot I wanted.
The day watcher had discovered me and I became aware of it.
Moments later he disappeared and I knew at that point
that he alerted the main group.
And I expected that, as in the past,
these animals would simply move away.
This group is entirely different from
the previous group I was studying, Sylvatic.
Previously they would become aware of us,
they would simply move away,
and really have virtually no interaction with us after that.
This species, I would say based on where they are,
because the region that they inhabit
is overlooking an area where hunters hunt and kill.
They see men with guns all the time from their high points
up in the mountains. They stand their ground.
These guys don't back away, they don't run away,
they stand their ground and they push me out.
This has been a big reality check for me.
Like I said earlier in the previous expedition
that I was on last year in August
when I was tremendously successful,
I lost my video camera because they
actually threw stones and logs and branches at me
to the point where it injured me.
For the next three days, as I returned to base camp,
this group of Sasquatch harassed me relentlessly.
After sleeping less than 30 minutes I was awakened
by rocks that were thrown at me
and growling sounds from multiple directions.
After two nights of this I had enough,
so you'll see me here crack open one of my big flares.
Get out of here! Get out of here!
These growling sounds you hear are from six to ten yards away,
again in multiple directions.
Get out of here!
Now you can hear rocks thrown at me
and various animals closing in on me from multiple positions.
Get out of here!
Get out of here!
(screaming) Get out of here!
Here you can hear a large male walk
within four yards of me,
and after you hear screaming and shouting,
walk the other way.
This new Sylvatic area is where we are attempting
to conduct a study of the species
commonly referred to as Bigfoot.
My team and I have been on over 30 expeditions into this region
and two by me has yielded significant
close proximity contact with these animals.
For this October 2010 expedition,
although there certainly were significant dangers,
including the grizzly bear confrontation,
I suffered only minor injuries,
so before I get into detail of the expedition itself,
I'd like to thank Radium Police,
as well as Kimberley and Infirmiere Search and Rescue.
This region of the Rocky Mountains is
certainly some of the most dangerous
back country in the continent.
Very few people ever use these trails,
and a high percentage that do disappear or are killed.
This area between Kootenay and Banff National Parks
is where wildlife officers relocate bears
and mountain lions that have become dangerous to people.
Here are the Spring 2011 photographs,
I'll start out with this one.
A photograph I'm still very proud of,
but obviously doesn't show a whole lot
and if it was all that I got,
it would have never been proven as Bigfoot.
Here's one of the photographs.
This looks like an artist drawing but it's not.
It's actually a photograph, I just had to crank up the
contrast and brightness and saturations
so you can have a good look and see his eyes
and his nose and his fur and everything that's there.
And you'll obviously see it's the same animal as this guy is,
he's a day watcher.
This one, there was some sun coming through
the trees and you can see how it lit up the front of his fac.
Now we'll go into the videos,
and the videos are all again of this same exact day watcher.
So we start out with this one, all we'll be able to see here
is an eyeball, actually his whole body's there.
His shoulders, everything,
you can see his eye right there in the middle of the screen.
I'll highlight that for you again in a second,
but there it is, it's highlighted
so you can see his eye,
and if you actually watch in the previous one a little bit
you can see a blink as well.
Now obviously this one and the video to follow,
this one that we're watching right here
where he's in the bottom right hand side,
really not significant evidence at all,
this illustrates actually, if anything else,
how much of a difficult time I was having getting my focus.
I'm trying o focus through half a dozen trees and branches.
And again, if this is all the evidence that I had,
it really wouldn't have been worth anything.
You can barely see him moving there.
At this point obviously you could
even argue that was probably a bear,
you can see dark fur and the lighter color in his face.
On this one it's getting pretty definitive,
you can really see nose and lips on the bottom left hand side,
you see a little bit of movement out of them.
It's just amazing to me how well camouflaged
his whole body and all of them was.
This is the one that was released to media.
When I released this video still to the media
I gave them a blurry one, I gave them,
the video I gave them was right about here,
and as you can see here, crystal clear,
you can even see an insect fly up off of him,
so a really clear shot.
This one I had to really crank up on the brightness
and the saturation, there's an eye blink for you, but again,
the same animal as you're seeing in all these videos,
I will slow it down a little bit for those of you who missed the eye blink,
you can see his head moving there really slowly as well,
but again I'll slow down for the eye blink
for those of you who missed it.
In the last hour of Professor Meldrum's three days
and three night stay with me in the field,
he experienced an entire Sasquatch encounter
that ended with the professor having a
significant sighting of a Sasquatch.
He was forced to leave early the next morning
due to scheduling conflicts.
Four weeks later, with no further discussion on the incident,
I went to visit the professor
at his office in Idaho State University
to document his eyewitness accounting,
and for the first time
show the professor what I had discovered
the following morning in his absence.
Okay, now this is a big deal,
so we gotta pay close attention to this.
This is you.
I have the camera.
I'm standing from approximately where you had seen something.
- Right. - You're not quite sure about,
and you have your night vision and the infrared spotlight
and you're shining it around.
There's no audio here.
You'll see in a minute that you have the night vision spotlight,
- that you remember. - [Jeff] Mmmhm.
[Todd] You're looking, you're saying,
"He went off in this direction, off in this direction,
if it's still around it would be in this area."
This is where you're looking, and now you're saying
this is where it came from approximately.
[Todd] So it moved in this direction.
You're shining the spotlight,
so I'm just trying to get an idea,
really have a good look, there's the trees.
This is that bit of a hill. Notice how the grass in the way,
remember you said too that you didn't see the whole body,
it was very obscure right?
[Jeff] Exactly, yeah, so the grass on the berm
was catching the fire-like glow,
so through my night vision that was quite illuminating.
Oh wow, that is something I never even thought of.
And so when this shadowy figure,
forward leaning, was right behind that grass...
[Todd] And that makes perfect sense because that grass
would've been almost bleached from the infrared light from the fire,
and what you're seeing was beyond that.
Now that really makes sense.
So the contrast was quite dramatic.
And so the figure behind, without the illumination,
'cause obviously when I saw the figure
I didn't have that spotlight in hand.
It was just a very shadowy, ambiguous figure,
but it was just hunched over and moving very, very smoothly.
Yes, so now this is, I haven't,
this is still the camera, now this is you really
quickly giving a demonstration of what you saw.
That's all you're gonna do.
So did you wanna see that again?
[Jeff] Yeah, yeah, we can run that one more time.
[Todd] And you're really excited,
you're really talking a lot 'cause
you may have just seen a Sasquatch,
but so now I pan down and I go to you
and this is you do your walk,
and immediately I thought wow, that looks a lot like a
hunched over large Patterson kind of creature.
Yeah, that was the...
So, and that's the only time you do it,
you won't do it again,
but I mean you walk like I've seen Sasquatch walk.
- Sure. - [Todd] Similar to.
Now you're talking about where you'd seen it.
In the direction that you'd gone, that you'd seen it move.
Now what do you recall about the way that it moved?
Well I was impressed by two things,
one was the forward lean, and the second thing
was the lack of any bobbing,
it was just extremely smooth and, not rapid, but quick,
a quick movement which suggested to me a compliant gait,
flexed limbs like I was trying to emulate there.
It came from the generally vicinity
of where Sonya was interacting with something.
There were brush pops and snaps in the darkness.
- That's right, yes. - There was something there,
and then she returned to her seat,
scanning with the night vision in that direction
and that's when I saw this thing move across my field of view.
I thought, I really wanted you all knowing
that I was going to leave before daylight the next morning,
I wanted you all to really scrutinize the ground along
that creek bed to see if there was any evidence.
Absolutely, that's interesting to me.
I really appreciate your skepticism because
I was even closer,
and I'm glad you heard the rustling of the wood pops,
after all the sound that we made as just being
human beings out there, all the sounds that we made.
Us moving in that direction,
you just alluded to there was something out there.
I'm not gonna beat around the bush,
I know that was a Sasquatch that was out there.
Nothing else would do that,
but I do appreciate your skepticism on that.
I found a definitive trackway that I am certain
of as the trackway that he walked in earlier that next day.
You don't see the deep impressions in the moss,
but the grass is very, very clearly compressed
in a 13 inch and I cut these pieces to match the length
of the track exactly,
and there were a couple other things,
the motion I would say with 100% certainly, the grass,
as the foot was coming down there's two things that are happening here,
there's a hill and there's movement in that direction.
So as he was stepping,
the grass is bent and pushed in that fashion.
- Does that make sense? - Sure.
The foot's coming from the right and pushing to the left.
The tracks are about a meter and a half and then a half a meter,
and then a meter and a half.
The reason for that is I believe he was staying low,
he kept his body turned away from you just a little bit
'cause his eyes can light.
And he was bending in the knees just a little bit,
and you'll see me move the trackway the way
I have to walk it to match it.
You have to move in a very specific way
when you're moving across a hill.
So look, see how my feet are pointed up?
So I'm matching the track exactly,
so my feet aren't straight like this.
If my feet are straight,
- I'm turning over like this. - Sure.
So the tracks that I'm seeing are pointed like this
just a bit, now watch me do the trackway.
Watch where my feet will move.
There, see that cross?
[Jeff] Mmmm, mmmhm.
[Todd] Now see, I'm not bending or bumping at all,
but there is the cross.
To do that cross, you'll see in the trackway
that I'm finding there, it's longer shorter.
I'm looking at a 13 inch track from Sasquatch
that moved exactly the way you just saw my feet move.
These are very, very deep,
noticeable impressions in the grass.
- You saw this grass. - Hmm hmm.
[Todd] It really took a lot, and I would say John
was certainly relying on my ability to see tracks.
He looked at it and said,
"Well it looks like there could be something there."
This is the view of the campsite.
[Jeff] Oh, well yeah, that's quite some distance.
[Todd] It looks far, but remember in the video
we just saw a minute ago, this is,
I'm on that hill that looked really close
that you were shining the light on,
and you'll see John walk on that hill.
- Now. - [Jeff] Yeah.
That's where the track went.
Oh, my goodness, that's it though.
Yeah, because this grass was very illuminated,
and the figure I seen, I would guess the figure
would be at least half again as tall as John.
You can clearly see you only had
the view of about this much of the hill.
Yeah. Yeah, that's it. Well yeah, I mean I remember,
I picked it up right about here it seems,
and then lost it because there was a shadow cast
across this part here.
That would pretty much account for it, it certainly would.
How do you feel now having see this, about--
Well it certainly further substantiates
the impression of what I saw.
Yeah, that, and it's interesting how well that lined up.
And the fact that the sign that you cut there
correlates or corresponds to
the apparent path of what I remember seeing.
[Todd] Of a Sasquatch moving very fluidly, very smoothly.
[Jeff] Well, and the other thing that strikes me too is...
had I given you instructions
or given you my...
My inclination as to where to look,
I was going to concentrate down on the muddy parts
of the creek bank, but...
from your reconstruction here it's rather clear to me
that those would not have been in the appropriate place.
- No way. - But seeing it now from
this vantage point, that's exactly it.
I mean 'cause I remember it emerging from
- the spot of these trees, - [Todd] Hmm-hmm.
[Jeff] a shadowy figure anyway,
and then losing it right there.
Had you been down on the creek you would've been invisible.
It's exactly as you said, "Top to bottom."
So, that's interesting.
I have news for you, Professor.
I have, with 100% certainty,
I know that you saw a Sasquatch that day.
There's no way.
I would've never even looked for that trackway
had you not had seen something.
And I scoured this area top to bottom,
obviously every millimeter,
to find that very difficult to see trackway,
and after I'd analyzed it and looked at it,
I was 100% certain that there was a trackway through there
from a being that I had not see, but you had.
You did not see some obscure Sasquatch-like
creature that looked like maybe a Sasquatch,
it was blurring, it was not.
You definitively saw a Sasquatch,
the Sasquatch that I heard.
Well I'm quite, like I said,
very excited and quite intrigued at the prospects,
I mean you say you're 100% convinced.
I would say I can draw an inference
that I'm quite confident in based on the corroboration,
I think that there was a certain degree of independence
going on here in the analysis that may have been fortuitous.
But then to see you come to the conclusion
that there was a trackway,
and when that trackway was laid out,
it lined up so perfectly with what I thought I had seen.
I mean I think that's far beyond coincidence.
Far, far, far, far, far beyond.
So congratulations, I'm very happy, 25 years.
That's still not the sighting that--
- It's a beginning. - Yeah, it's a beginning.
[Todd] After the expedition,
I returned to the location of Doctor Meldrum's sighting.
This is an aerial view taken from the professor's
I found the Sasquatch the doctor eyewitnessed
moved along this trackway.
He moved past the apples, live interacted with us via
foot stomping and breaking branches,
then proceeded to cross the open pathway
where the professor eyewitnessed him.
The apples were taken, but not by him.
Where did the apples go,
and why did he cross the pathway into open view?
This answer becomes more obvious
when you see he was not alone.
The 13 inch track that had taken the apples
on the previous day,
whom I believe is a female,
circled around the base camp as did the 14 inch Sasquatch.
But it was her who once again took the apples
based on the trackway I observed.
However, she exited in the same way
she came into the apples area,
then exited the area the same way the 14 inch track did.
The entire incident was initially cued by
an odd chirping sound.
I believe that chirp was initiated here.
By a young Sasquatch who had a nine inch track
followed by a large, 700 plus pound male
with a 15.5 inch track.
It would seem clear now the 14 inch male
crossed the open path to regroup with these
two individuals and exit the area together.
I must say that sitting and watching these videos,
especially that video of the Devil as you refer to him,
the dark-faced individual,
I can't look at that image and not feel that I'm looking
into the eyes of a living creature.
And yeah, that's very exciting.
That's, as I said, I've often imagined
what it would feel like to actually
gaze into the face of a Sasquatch eventually.
I must say, that experience of watching
that film on the laptop was as close to
that experience I think as I've had.
[Todd Voiceover] If we can get you out there in three days
in a good research site, get you that kind of success.
Can you imagine what's gonna happen after three month?
- [Jeff] Sure. - [Todd] Or three years,
can you imagine spending three years, and why not?
Is it not important enough to spend three years on it?
[Jeff] Yeah, and what a place to spend it too.
[Todd] Absolutely, and I have bad news for you,
- that was my bad research site. - Yes, I know.
The good news is my good research site
is significantly more productive than that research
is by ten times, the group
in that research site come all around me,
they take things more readily from me.
Approximately 45 minutes ago,
I was in the tent and I heard a pop, this sound.
While I was putting some of my equipment together.
I froze and waited about ten seconds.
In precisely the same spot that the Sasquatch revealed
its location in the form of chirps
a day ago for Professor Meldrum
an hour before he had his potential sighting
and the whole while there was crashing.
So we still have two days left.
So today we're gonna focus on seeing
if we can find tracks in the area
Doctor Meldrum and I heard the Sasquatch approaching from.
[Todd] So we're just having a look at, uh, another track.
Base camp is right in that direction.
We're up the road a bit.
I found this, but I seen another one down, a partial,
and then noticing this right here.
This broken piece of moss.
It looks like this is left foot.
This is the piece of significance.
Right here, there's the pencil.
Very odd that it's so similar to the one that Jeff found.
The breaks on the edge.
The clear pressure that was put there.
[John] And that toe underneath the piece of wood.
[Todd] Yeah, it's the same as that.
Okay, so Doctor Bindernagel
is going to slam his foot into the ground as hard as he can.
Look at that.
Almost unnoticeable with all his weight
comparatively speaking to this.
Now Doctor, I'd like you to put your foot--
You're right in the Bigfoot track.
- [John] The right one? - [Todd] Yeah.
[John] Don't wanna press down.
[Todd] Oh no, sorry, left foot, let's do left foot.
Yeah, press down in it,
- press down in it please. - [John] Okay.
[Todd] I want you to feel that breakage.
[Todd] Now put your foot in your other track.
- [John] Right. - [Todd] See the difference?
[Todd] What's the difference that you felt?
Well that one's already compressed.
[Todd] Significantly, and you can really feel
it's been pushed down.
It doesn't spring back like this.
[Todd] Same about, the foot's about the same size as yours.
[John] Same length, uh-huh.
[Todd] What about weight? I mean the weight--
[John] Quit a bit wider, especially across
the ball of the foot, maybe even the heel.
[Todd] How much weight would have had
to go into that to crush that?
Yeah, I have no idea.
[Todd] Even you, obviously it's
significantly more than yours.
Yes, and a very sharp edge drop trunk,
and that's I think very interesting.
(techno drum music)
One thing that's been particularly interesting for me
are these tree snaps.
Where conifer saplings are snapped off
at between eight foot and 12 foot and which
Todd Standing interprets as a big Sasquatch sign.
I thought these were random and natural
until I came to realize, again, as we traveled roundabout.
I've not seen many of these at all and I've see them only
in areas where he's recorded Sasquatch activity.
[Todd] This is the first tree break I've seen on this trail.
This, and this looks to be the right height,
if I could get the doctor to stand beside it please.
[Todd] And now, just, very interesting,
I'll discuss with the doctor why
I feel this is appropriate off camera,
but the right height, as we've seen in a couple others.
[John] Pretty consistent, think about 14 feet, yeah.
[Todd] So very interesting,
and the only one we've seen, I've seen no others.
I've identified it as a tree break from a larger Sasquatch.
So as I was just leaving, about to have lunch.
Uh, well within my line of sight
approximately 20 yards from where I'm standing...
About 20 yards from where I'm standing
is the other tree break that we just saw.
Here's one much larger that we just found.
Much, much larger.
Again, pointing in the same...
You can see that the break over there,
they're in the same direction.
But most importantly pointed towards the road,
but this one is enormous.
Just absolutely enormous,
if you could stand beside it please, Doctor,
just to give it that size comparison again.
[Todd] Absolutely enormous.
- [Todd] Look at that. - Quite tall.
If that was broken by (chuckles)
a primate, that was...
Very, very impressive power.
Look how clean the break is too.
I mean I would even deduce by that break,
it was just tremendous force it took to snap that.
I mean it's clean. Snap!
The only reason we even saw this one is I saw the first one
and walked a little over and here we go.
The age, again,
looks quite similar.
What do you think, sir?
Looks very similar to the last one.
Larger diameter sapling, broken further up.
[Todd] Just interesting.
Very interesting, very interesting.
So I'm also coming to the conclusion
that these indeed may be associated
with the presence of Sasquatches.
You know what's great about this one?
Is the trees all around it.
Undamaged, I can see one, two,
three, four, five, six trees,
All about the same diameter...
that are untouched, undamaged, unbroken.
I'm not a slouch of a guy,
I'm a little stronger than average kind of human being.
Let's see if Todd Standing
can even come close to breaking...
If this tree has a three inch diameter,
this one has a two inch diameter.
I'm gonna give it my all,
hopefully I don't look too ridiculous.
I'm gonna tell you that I didn't even bend it,
I wasn't even close.
I had, there was not even--
You would need five times my power to break this tree
two inches in diameter.
And this one three inches in diameter.
Even look at reaching it.
To do this you need to put one hand here,
and I've seen a Sasquatch do this, I'm telling you.
He puts one hand here and he pulls down
and breaks with that kind of power.
Or if it's a small tree break,
they're so powerful, it'll just come from the wrist.
He can actually take this and twist his wrist and break it.
That is obscene, ridiculous power.
when I sleep at night and I hear large primates
coming around me at night.
My apples get taken and there's tracks left the next day,
and that happens the night after,
I'm very aware...
that the species is capable of this immense, ridiculous,
completely stunning, impressive power.
They're bigger than twice a gorilla,
maybe stronger than twice a gorilla.
You better be afraid, 'cause if you're not,
you have my sympathy.
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I'm also interested to see that
when they do break naturally they tend to break
near the ground, or where they're very weak very high up,
not predictably at the eight to 12 foot level.
[Todd] So we've just come to this spot
where I just wanted to make a point of, uh,
what I see as very natural here.
This is a natural break.
Looks very natural,
and it looks also to me extremely different
from what I see with the Sasquatch breaks.
Those are much more definitive and outstanding,
this is just clearly a regular break.
Now Doctor Bindernagel,
so, now would you agree with me in saying this
looks very different from what we've seen.
Yes, yes, I would say the break is
not right through, it's not a discrete break.
[Todd] And would you say every
other break that I've shown you was very
discrete and very obvious, maybe in your own words?
They were certainly different from this,
they were more discrete, usually higher.
[Todd] So you agree with me this looks very natural,
I think this is a natural occurrence, yes.
Last night the bird chirping sounds
that the Sasquatch had been making for me regularly,
the bird chirping sounds that Professor Meldrum heard
before we heard some stomping around
in the woods and then Professor Meldrum
had his what he thinks may have
very well been his Sasquatch sighting,
his first ever, were done last night.
These night bird calls were heard several times.
My hearing's not very good at all,
so I only heard it once when it was quite close,
Jeff Meldrum when he was here heard it several times
and Todd heard it several times,
so it seems to be occurring around the campsite area.
[Todd] They moved on both sides of the road towards us slowly.
Unfortunately, because Doctor Bindernagel
has hearing aids and has difficulty hearing,
especially high-pitched sounds,
he never heard them until they were very, very close to us.
[Todd] At about 1 AM at least three Sasquatch moved
in on John and myself.
I could hear one move in from the north
as two more approached from the south.
Every few minutes I could hear a gently whistled chirp
and branches snapping.
Then the sounds from the south became much more pronounced.
I could hear dry trees snapping as this
Sasquatch slowly approached from the south.
But John could hear nothing.
Until I could hear the Sasquatch was
less than 30 yard away.
I pleaded with John to listen intently directly south
of our position where I could hear the Sasquatch
right up on the hill.
Thankfully within a minute the Sasquatch
let out what I would describe as a booming chirp
combined with a deep stomp.
John heard that very clearly.
Todd is able to imitate the sound very well,
and I've heard his imitation of it which
very closely approximates the call I heard.
You'll do that sound, eh?
They would stomp around and they would let us know
that they were there.
The wood breaking, what happened when they would be stomping,
and a large primate-sounding bipedal
movement along with the chirps.
I have to,
I know that that's a Sasquatch and that's all there is to it.
I'll be very interested to know if in fact
this is in fact a night bird call
or a Sasquatch mimicking a night bird call.
It was a very significant night last night.
Today we're going to focus on seeing if we can
find tracks where those "bird chirps" were heard.
(dramatic native music)
I'm out here with Doctor Bindernagel.
The problem that I face is, uh...
after 20 years of tracking and...
and studying trails.
I am seeing fresh tracks,
but nothing that would be significant to anybody else
other than a very experienced tracker.
here's the indentation
of a wide track that was pushed down on.
But what was interesting,
and what cued me to this track, was this.
This is very...
raw, and it hasn't rained out here in
at least the six days I've been out here.
the way it's offset, tells me this,
up until yesterday,
was really indented into the ground.
You could see by this darker spot,
and these dry spots, and compressed up.
And I found this as far away as that.
to a tracker, extremely significant evidence,
it fits right back in there perfectly,
and this compression is very wide
at the bottom and wide all the way to the top.
Like anything else,
superficial evidence like that is just not a great indicator.
We need a profound, ridiculous, amazing track.
We've seen two on this expedition that
were really profound, but in this moss
you'll never get anything that's really
castable to the point of dermal ridges
and tissue scarring at the bottom of the foot
which is the evidence we need here.
I hope you can appreciate even this little mark.
(native flute music)
Here again, we are really at the approximate point
where we heard that sound.
I'm seeing a lot of really good indicators.
This was found like that.
This end was broken off of this.
If we follow this down just a little bit...
We'll see this freshly broken.
Lots of indications of something having moved.
Right into this direction.
the alleged bird chirp was heard.
I just found this track.
What would you approximate it to be in length John?
I don't know. Is it nine inches maybe?
[Todd] Yeah, yeah, I think nine inches.
I'm seeing a lot of weight in the way of
the wood's damaged on this side.
It's fairly fresh.
I'm not seeing any rebounding in the moss.
[John] I'm just gonna say it's also just the single trunk.
[Todd] Yeah, well you know, this is easy to climb on.
[Todd] And so was this.
You wouldn't leave a mark on that if you were moving on that.
I can see that the track is moving in this direction.
What do you say about that?
[John] I don't know.
[Todd] I don't know either, that's really confusing.
It mildly looks like a Sasquatch track.
I mean I could say toes,
but this is a foot, a shoe doesn't do this.
You look at my shoe,
they almost always have this culmination like this
and even often an archway,
can I see your shoes at the bottom?
See, shoes generally have an archway like this
and a broader front that's not linear.
I'm seeing perfect linearity in this.
Like an actual raw human foot.
But I also see weight here,
this is real.
A barefoot skin, that would be damaging.
Do you know what I mean?
And if you feel that John, have a feel,
- that's not gentle wood. - [John] No.
[Todd] That doesn't break easy.
- [John] Quite firm. - [Todd] It's very very firm.
I'll do a demonstration right beside it
as close as I can without damaging the track.
Just to see what I can do with my weight.
Push with my shoe.
That didn't do any damage to the side of the tree,
even with my nails if I dig on it.
It's just not doing that kind of damage.
[Todd] What can be immediately discerned with 100% certainty
about this track.
Is this individual was facing the camp
and the track is of a right foot.
It's nine inches long,
which is a size six shoe
for the foot of an average 12 year old male human.
On the inside of the foot was where the immense pressure
was applied that crushed the wood.
On the inside of any human's foot is the archway.
Not only did this man-like track have no archway,
but the inside of its foot
was flat and extremely powerful.
Precisely fitting the description of hundreds
of Sasquatch tracks I have witnessed,
as well as thousands of others reported by individuals
across Canada and the United States.
After my analysis, I must conclude
no known species could've made this track.
This is a young Sasquatch foot stomp.
And we found it in the approximate area John and I
heard the chirp less than 14 hour previously.
Furthermore, this is not a track as part of a trackway.
No other obvious tracks were found along
this creature's trajectory.
The pathway was only discovered by the broken trees
that I personally heard as the Sasquatch approached.
This is an incredibly powerful foot stomp,
and it was clearly done deliberately.
I believe it was done simultaneously
with the chirp sound, which would account
for the deep crashing sound I perceived in
conjunction with the bird-like chirp sound
Doctor Bindernagel and myself observed.
(dramatic rock music)
[Todd] At the end of this year's research in Nordegg,
we were able to confirm two individuals via eyewitness
sightings and tracks
as well as three other individuals