Maryland Team Discovers Some Of The Best Evidence EverIt's not everyday that a Bigfoot is sighted east of the Mississippi, its even rarer to capture one on film, and when you add physical evidence to the mix it is unprecedented. That is just what a Maryland team has done. This video was the first they captured and is widely considered the best visual evidence collected since the 1967 Patterson-Gimlin film. It provides striking evidence that Big Foot populations now exist only a short drive from our nation's largest population centers.
A Big Foot making its way across a suburban yard
The team is made up of Susan Storz, a PhD geneticist, Ben Passmore,an anthropologist with the University of Maryland, and Leslie Rubin, who has been described variously as a professional adventurer or part-time thrill seeker. Rubin is well known in the Cryptid community for her failed attempt to capture the Indiana Giant Turtle and other expeditions around the world.
Rubin, seen during her unsuccessful 2011 Amazonian Chupacabra expedition
They began their hunt together in early 2013 and their unique mix of skills has resulted in immediate success including physical evidence. "We began by following up rumors and legends among the folk of the Appalachian mountains," Passmore stated, "strange stories of their local big foot legend, the so-called Hairy-Assed Wild Man, or HAWM."
Passmore explaining a variety of anthropological artifacts
They quickly realized the HAWM was either a local name for Big Foot or a "drunk and dirty holler hermit" as they are known in the region. Working with a group of local citizens, Passmore was able to sketch out a rough map of the movements of the Deep Creek Lake Hairy-Assed Wild Man. The team then set-up two dozen night-vision cameras and took over 3000 hours of videos culminating in the remarkable video seen above captured in the early morning hours of March 9th. The team has kept the exact location of the shoot confidential but have returned to the area and collected numerous additional images and videos. Analysis of the videos shows a creature whose movements are not consistent with those of a normal human, and have been described as "stunning" and "risible" by numerous experts.
Dr. Susan Storz collects control samples of animal hair as part of an earlier project
Storz provided the final piece of the puzzle. In the course of her work she had already had the opportunity to test and debunk several samples of so-called Big Foot hair. Ironically, this made her the perfect addition to the team because she had both the credibility and skills needed to actually acquire and analyze the samples that have made this encounter so important. The collection of samples was the most difficult challenge. "I realized we had to keep it simple, anything too complicated could fail or be detected by a beast with as keen a set of senses as this, then one day I saw an old Roadrunner cartoon and I realized what we had to do"
The rest was easy. Storz attached glue traps to a series of rakes and hoes and scattered them along the paths where the HAWM was known to wander. "One night, a month later, our cameras captured the footage, and the trap captured the fur," reported an excited Rubin. The footage, exclusive to this website, appears below.
Big foot trips the "rake trap"
The trio are determined to ensure that this discovery is given the attention it deserves, and will appear as part of Discovery's "Ten Million Dollar Big Foot Challenge with Frank Langella". Storz and Passmore both emphasized that, should they win, any money will be plowed right back in to further research and that they were not seeking to profit from the discovery. Rubin indicated that she could use the cash.
More is sure to come from these rising stars of the cryptozoology community.
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