Whether called Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch, or any other name, the ape-man cryptid continues to capture the human imagination worldwide. Sightings of the elusive bipedal creature continue to pour in year after year. Now, Bigfoot watchers across the internet are scrambling to analyze recently released footage which might show the elusive cryptid prowling rural Michigan.
The sighting occurred on the Platte River State Fish Hatchery near Beulah, Michigan and was caught on the “Eagle Cam” streaming on CarbonTV, which broadcasts live streams of cameras in natural areas. The camera that caught the mysterious hulking figure was placed above a bald eagle nest in order to record a family of recently-hatched eaglets. In the clip, the baby eagles chirp happily in their treetop home, oblivious to the unexplained visitor below:
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources runs the hatchery on whose land the sighting occurred. Ed Eisch, manager of Fish Production for Michigan DNR, told the Detroit Free Press that while netizens are speculating like mad about what the shadowy hulk in the video might be, the footage is ultimately inconclusive:
Like most videos purported to be Bigfoot, it's grainy and out of focus — of course, the camera wasn't set up to be focused on the ground; it was focused on the nest.
Of course. The footage was captured in May, but was not noticed until CarbonTV’s editors began reviewing their archives. So far, the video has been racked up over 600,000 views on YouTube.
Comments on various outlets covering the sighting have (naturally) spiraled into wild conjecture and vitriol. Some commenters stand firm behind their belief that this is a true Bigfoot sighting, while others are not so convinced. According to YouTube user TortugaBob, this sighting is just another costume-wearing hoaxster:
Nothing but a man in a cheap monkey suit. How many times are idiots going to try to pass this off for a creature that doesn't exist?
As many times as it takes to finally solve the Bigfoot mystery once and for all, TortugaBob. As many as it takes.