Bushnell's Bigfoot contest

 Wp-Content Orgamecamera-1 Bushnell Outdoor Products is launching a contest where the first person to snap a "verificable" photo of Bigfoot with a trail camera will win a million bucks. Details on the contest are "coming soon" but Loren Coleman has more at Cryptomundo including a slew of great trailcam shots. As Loren asks about this 2007 photo taken in the Mt. Hood National Forest, "What is it? Sasquatch? Bear? A person?" How do we know for sure?
Link to Cryptomundo, Link to Bushnell's Trail Cam page


  1. “What is it? Sasquatch? Bear? A person?” How do we know for sure?”

    Produce a dead one we can autopsy.

  2. Exactly the question my friends, how do we verify the existence of this great ape creature in an age of extensive photo manipulation? I could craft a Bigfoot myself using today’s software. Then there is the problem of accidentally shooting your neighbor who is dressed as chewy!

  3. Just contact his agent through Jack Link Beef Jerky.

    As for that photo, it’s clearly Cousin It. Duh.

  4. I’m pretty sure to prevent fraud, you’d need to have the Cryptocritter hold up a copy of today’s NYT – cause you know that’s how you prove they are still alive.

  5. So essentially this should pretty much prove there is no real evidence for the existence of a bigfoot, since anyone sitting on that evidence now has a reason to bring it forward. I wonder if these trail cams have a special feature automatically distorts easy to identify non-imaginary-creature pictures so that the nut jobs who are into this stuff don’t have to work so hard to get a bunch of pictures that could be of almost anything.

    As for the picture: It’s of something brown that appears to be in motion. Wow.

    TORCHWOOD: Great point. Pictures aren’t what they used to be. And think about this. So many people claim that they have for sure seen a bigfoot, and no one can find a dead one, or even get a decent picture of one. It’s always a blurry picture. To me this indicates that these poor people have duped themselves. We only see the blurry pictures because every time they get a good picture they realize that it’s a picture of an already identified animal. Or a guy in a gorilla suit.

  6. I thought it was kind of a shabby marketing ploy myself. There’ll probably be an interested few who partake initially, but I imagine it will soon die down and nothing (likely) will come of it.

    Beyond a bit of fun initially, I can’t imagine anyone thinking this is anything more than a worthless gimmick.

    It’s exactly the same as the seafood restaurant, mentioned on BBC’s QI. They proclaimed you could keep any pearls you found in their oysters. But pearl-oysters are different than eating-oysters, and therefore they will never have to give away a pearl.

  7. Of course they’re never going to have to pay. Even supposing you find Bigfoot, how are you going to get him to hold the trail camera? I guess you could try looping it over his head real fast, but that seems kinda risky to me, and he might get spooked before you can snap him wearing the thing.

  8. I believe in Bigfoots. Roger Patterson’s movie is REAL man, check it out for yourself. No one can recreate it.

    And: Bigfoot is a nazi.

  9. “Produce a dead one we can autopsy.”

    Actually, a tiny bit of hair, saliva, or skin will do.

  10. The photo is of the back of a lady hiker’s head. No point in getting all squealy and kooky over it.

    IF the sasquatch is real, it seems like it should be a small matter to obtain real DNA samples. Shedded hair, feces, maybe a dead body. Anything would do, but nothing has shown up. Ever.


    I understand the desire to believe in magic and fantastic creatures in our world, but come on. Let’s just let this myth die already.

  11. Why would you need hair, skin, saliva, feces, a dead body etc. when you can just photoshop the DNA gel?

  12. insomma, that only works if you want to submit to a peerless-reviewed journal. 40% of the time.

  13. It seems like the above posts are the preliminary script ideas for CSI: Bigfoot edition


  14. No, that wasn’t sasquatch or a bear. Not unless Mr Sasquatch/Bear carries a comb and brushes his hair/fur straight every morning. :-)

  15. What exactly would sasquatch DNA look like? How would you compare it? I’m not well versed in such things, but it sure seems like you’d have to know what you’re looking at and for.

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