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(dramatic choir music)

[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

expedition experience,

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

completely blind?

To survive, it had to consume

thousands of mosquitoes every night?

Sounds impossible?

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.

(dramatic rock music)

[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.

(distant growling)

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.

Don't blink.

(dramatic sting)

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.

(dramatic orchestral music)

[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.

(dramatic rock music)

(whispers) So I had some pretty sick action last night.

I'll go through my camera setup and what's happening right now.

So...

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.

And, uh...

Oh, my God, last night was crazy.

(ominous music)

(twigs snapping)

[Todd] Shit, that's right on me.

(whistles)

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.

(ominous music)

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,

big shocker.

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.

There's two.

One over here.

And one over there.

No doubt about it.

And they know where those apples are, they've taken them before.

(whistles)

(distant growling)

(whistling)

(distant growling)

Hey there, big guy.

Apples.

It's Todd.

(whistles)

(whistles) Okay, like I said.

(distant growling)

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.

(whistles)

(distant growling)

Hey.

(whistles)

(whispering) I'm just giving him some space

'cause if he goes there...

(heavy breathing)

(whistles)

(louder growling)

Holy shit.

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)

(distant growling)

(whispers) Oh shit.

Easy, big guy.

(whistles)

[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.

One, two,

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.

Shit.

Did I just...

(distant growling)

Shit!

(exhales)

Just knocked my light out.

Fucking wrecked my light.

Shit.

Where the hell are the apples?

I'm kind of done right now.

(whistles)

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,

ultimate survivors,

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.

(rhythmic drumming)

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.

(dramatic flute music)

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.

(laughter)

'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.

(wood snapping)

That's what I would've expected.

[Todd] Agreed.

[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.

Okay.

- [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.

(wood snaps)

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.

[Jeff] Right.

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've...

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.

(rhythmic drumming)

(native flute music)

Investigating some, uh,

possible sign of Sasquatch.

[Todd] Excellent, let's go have a look at this tree structure.

[Jeff] Okay.

(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.

Let's see.

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.

[Todd] Excellent.

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.

(suspense music)

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.

And uh...

Nothing happened.

Just absolutely nothing, no discernible sounds,

nothing of any significance whatsoever.

And, uh...

We are walking right now to...

(clears throat)

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.

[Jeff] Okay.

[Todd] So...

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.

[Todd] Yeah.

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.

[Jeff] Okay.

[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,

this teepee-like

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,

professor?

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."

Okay.

[Todd] Nice and loud.

Gift!

Gift!

[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.

Something profound.

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?

Good question.

[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.

Right there.

[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?

Yeah.

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.

[Todd] Okay.

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.

Maybe.

[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.

Just yesterday.

[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.

High five.

(chuckling)

It's a step in the right direction right?

Very good.

[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.

(heavy breathing)

[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.

(wolves howling)

After sleeping less than 30 minutes I was awakened

by rocks that were thrown at me

and growling sounds from multiple directions.

(growling)

Fuck.

After two nights of this I had enough,

so you'll see me here crack open one of my big flares.

Goddammit.

(heavy breathing)

(growling)

Goddammit.

Get out of here! Get out of here!

These growling sounds you hear are from six to ten yards away,

again in multiple directions.

(screaming)

Get out of here!

Now you can hear rocks thrown at me

and various animals closing in on me from multiple positions.

(growling)

Shit, shit.

(screaming)

Get out of here!

(multiple growls)

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.

Fuck, fuck!

(screaming)

Goddammit.

(ominous music)

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.

(rhythmic drumming)

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.

[Jeff] Mmmhm.

[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,

I was...

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."

Wow.

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

approximate position.

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.

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Approximately 45 minutes ago,

I was in the tent and I heard a pop, this sound.

(mouth pop)

While I was putting some of my equipment together.

I froze and waited about ten seconds.

Again, pop.

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.

Right foot.

This is the piece of significance.

Right here, there's the pencil.

Similar.

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.

[John] Yeah.

[Todd] Now put your foot in your other track.

- [John] Right. - [Todd] See the difference?

[John] Yeah.

[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.

Significantly.

Yes, yes.

Yes, and a very sharp edge drop trunk,

and that's I think very interesting.

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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.

Sure.

Oops.

[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.

All right.

[Todd] Absolutely enormous.

All right.

- [Todd] Look at that. - Quite tall.

[Todd] Huge.

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.

So...

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.

Very intriguing.

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...

or smaller,

that are untouched, undamaged, unbroken.

Let's see.

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.

(grunting)

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.

So...

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,

very...

I think this is a natural occurrence, yes.

Excellent.

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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?

(whistles) Yeah.

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.

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(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.

For example,

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.

This moisture,

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.

So...

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.

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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.

Where...

the alleged bird chirp was heard.

So.

Very interesting.

I just found this track.

Very small.

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.

[John] Right.

[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.

Wow.

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.

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[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