[Scroll down for 7/30/2017 updates on this article.] You may have seen the above photo circulating around social media this week. Matt Moneymaker, President of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO), posted a photo on his Twitter account stating “Here’s photo of real sasquatch in Washington State. An elk hunter witness at recent Colorado town hall says the one he saw almost identical.” (tweet below)
Here's photo of real sasquatch in Washington State. An elk hunter witness at recent Colorado town hall says the one he saw almost identical. pic.twitter.com/F7OVf5quNS
The above Twitter user was correct. In fact the photo was featured on the blog for Bigfoot Evidence on September 14, 2015. The picture was submitted to the blog by a reader, and Bigfoot Evidence never made a claim of its authenticity.
Since we don’t have enough information on the photograph at the moment, we’re not going to call it real or a hoax. It could be anything really — a man in dark clothes or a bear perhaps.
However, let’s not lose our minds here… Moneymaker had every right to post that picture on Twitter. You see, Moneymaker and Bigfoot Evidence are not competitors when it comes to Bigfoot photographs (see below).
Bigfoot Tony Analysis
Although YouTuber Bigfoot Tony proclaims himself that he is not an expert, he has consistently done breakdowns and image reviews of Bigfoot-related videos and photos without hype or wild speculations. According to Bigfoot Tony, he basically shares Bigfoot Evidence’s analysis. It could be real or a hoax. Here is his analysis of this photo posted on July 24, 2017.
Here is an update (7/26/2017) to Bigfoot Tony’s above analysis.
Moneymaker changed his mind on this photograph? It certainly looks compelling, but without further information we are not going to speculate, either. So what are your thoughts on this photo? Leave your comments on this article or join our conversation on Facebook.
Matt Moneymaker has since deleted the above tweet from twitter. However, there remains another tweet from Moneymaker on June 5, 2017 that features the same photo.
Anyone seen this photo before? I received it from a 4th-hand source. It might be authentic. I want to find out. Email me: ContactUs@BFRO.net pic.twitter.com/Fc927kr48R
7/30/2017: Bigfoot Evidence posted an article from Squatchable which featured only a link to Parabreakdown’s trashing of the Moneymaker / Bigfoot evidence photo with a simple “WOW.” Remember, Squatchable is basically calling out Moneymaker and therefore Bigfoot Evidence for presenting a picture of a tree stump as a “real sasquatch.”
7/30/2017: Parabreakdown claims the photo shared by Bigfoot Evidence and Moneymaker is a stump.
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This is a suit made by Chris Walas, and its a screen shot from a documentary he was involved in. After reading Joshua Kitakaze’s claim that Chris Walas said he made the suit I messaged Mr. Walas myself who replied to me with this statement, “That’s my suit that I filmed.”
Daniel, I had head this rumored in comment threads before but had not been able to verify it. Thank you for doing so!