Sunday, January 20, 2013

FINDING BIGFOOT: Bigfoot Merit Badge

Animal Planet - 1/20/12

The team goes to Colorado to investigate a 1962 bigfoot film.  Ranae hopes that, while they're there, recent wildfires in the area may have driven sasquatch out into the open.  The film in question seems to show a dark figure jumping from rock to rock in a snow field in the Rockies.  Frankly, it looks to me (and Ranae) like a human trying to stay out of deep snow.  The son of the original filmographer says the film was taken on a scout camping trip by his father, who said it was a "big animal."  Bobo's recreation seems to indicate the rock jumping could be done by a human.  Cliff is still leaning toward it being a bigfoot, though even Matt disagrees.  (Everybody but Ranae usually errs on the side of bigfoot.)  The usual night investigation, town hall, camp out (Matt), witness talks, and second night investigation follows.  As "bait" for the second night hunt, the group decides to use a troop of Girl Scouts.  Despite the inherent cuteness, no sasquatch are lured into the open.

(Edited to correct date & filmographer.)


Scott Bouvier said...


Scott Bouvier said...

the film was shot in 1962 not 1961 and the original filmographer was not the man on the the show it was my late grandfather. the man on the show is my father.

Stephen D. Sullivan said...

Thanks for the corrections. The show had said both 1961 and '62, I think; I chose the wrong one. And the bit about your father I knew, but somehow the words "son of" did not get typed in front of "original filmographer" in the final review.