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Old 28th August 2007, 12:10 PM   #7281
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The clearer and more detailed still should be used. That'd be the bottom one.
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:15 PM   #7282
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Originally Posted by LTC8K6 View Post
WP, I think we'll have to help Luminous out with his own argument here.

I think the "heel" of what Luminous sees as a footprint is mostly cut off in the still you posted.

I think the "toe" and the "midtarsal break" bulge are visible.

IOW, if you could pan southeast a little in your still, the whole "footprint" would be visible in the corner.

Not that it's a footprint mind you.

Not that you don't realize this already, either.
There wouldn't be much of a heel if this was a climb up a small mound.

Here's a still from the National Geographic version:
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:20 PM   #7283
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I'll try to post this again. This is the National Geographic version.

Also the link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu86A...elated&search=
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http://www.bigfootencounters.com/ima..._animation.htm

Best shot for your argument is here, Luminous. IMO, of course.

Your still is worse than mine, imo.
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:22 PM   #7285
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Sorry, it's not posting for some reason. I must be doing this wrong. I'll try again once I figure this out.
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:24 PM   #7286
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Can you see my posts LTC? I can't for some reason.
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:24 PM   #7287
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There wouldn't be much of a heel if this was a climb up a small mound.
We've been through this before, though. MK Davis:

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It is here that the camera picks up a barefoot track, complete with mid tarsal pressure ridge that is sunk deeply into the sand.
No mention of a mound and only toes. A complete track including MTB ridge. That has always been the claim.
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:26 PM   #7288
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I can see your still when I click on it. It's very poor quality and only shows part of the object in question, imo.
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:28 PM   #7289
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Yeah, but it shows more clearly that it's in dirt.
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:29 PM   #7290
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Davis is claiming that Patterson backed up quite a bit so that his own boot prints are visible out in front of him.

Yet another version of events...
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:30 PM   #7291
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By the way LTC, what is the source of your image, and has it been filtered in any way?
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I don't think anyone is arguing that it's not in dirt, Luminous.
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:35 PM   #7293
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The film lines up with the claim. Stills show possible boot prints, Roger's thumb and one definite boot print.

Check out the gifs I made here: http://www.mid-americabigfoot.com/ph...=1975&start=30 At the bottom of the page...
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Yeah, someone was implying it was a stick.
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:39 PM   #7295
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By the way LTC, what is the source of your image, and has it been filtered in any way?
MK Davis, and I'm certain it's enhanced to help the appearance of a track.

No image, still or clip, of the PGF currently available is an original, as far as I know.
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:43 PM   #7296
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If this is not a big piece of dead wood slightly elevated in certain places then why is there a shadow cast by just to the left of what's being claimed as a bigfoot print?

It reminds me of the two closely spaced trees bit (58 feet apart).
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:44 PM   #7297
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Even in that animated version it appears that there is an incline of sorts. There also appears to be a possible mid-foot pressure ridge.

Again, is your version digitally filtered in any way?
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Why didn't Roger shoot stills of the tracks, Luminous?

He had still cameras with him.
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Originally Posted by LTC8K6 View Post
Why didn't Roger shoot stills of the tracks, Luminous?

He had still cameras with him.
Maybe he did. There are shots of him casting tracks. Also a row of tracks was shot.
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The film lines up with the claim. Stills show possible boot prints, Roger's thumb and one definite boot print.

Check out the gifs I made here: http://www.mid-americabigfoot.com/ph...=1975&start=30 At the bottom of the page...
Just checked your link. Sure looks like dead wood.
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:51 PM   #7301
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Who did the enhancements, you?
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:55 PM   #7302
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Sorry, but I couldn't type anymore when I read your hilarious claim that Patterson's thumb was in the shot.
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Old 28th August 2007, 12:56 PM   #7303
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Beside the possible track, yes. But the "track" appears to be in the soil. Also, the stick is probably only one of thousands that Patty had to navigate through. It was not all sand. I have pictures of the exact site as it is now (Yes, I know it has changed in 40 years, but the area is still a "mine-field" of sticks, rocks, logs and debris.)
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Who did the enhancements, you?
What are you talking about? And to whom?
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His thumb is in a shot right after the footprint. Check out my link and you'll see for yourself. It's there.
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I'm talking about you LTC. Did you enhance that shot?

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What is causing that shadow, Luminous?

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I'm talking about you LTC. Do you enhance that shot?
Already answered.

Why would I want it to look more like a footprint?
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His thumb is in a shot right after the footprint. Check out my link and you'll see for yourself. It's there.
Patterson must be good if he opened up the lens just as his hand blocked the light for his shot. He must have 3 hands.
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Patterson must be good if he opened up the lens just as his hand blocked the light for his shot. He must have 3 hands.
I'm not sure why his thumb ended up in the shot. Maybe that's why that little piece of film was cropped out of one copy in the first place. Maybe Roger later thought it was not professional looking. Or maybe someone else is the culprit. All I know is that a whole piece of film was cut out of one of the copies. Why? It's anyone's guess.
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I think it's a curved tree trunk, myself.

There is a film defect in there too.

No thumb, though.





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It almost looks like a tear was spliced, come to think of it.

Don't really see how a thumb could get in the shot.
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What is causing that shadow, Luminous?

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...47e7f4be93.jpg
It's possible that the "print" was made when the soil was damp and that it might have dried out and "caked" together and was lifted by the heat of the sun. It could also be that it lifted as the other half of the track had collapsed into what appears to be a possible incline behind it. Lots of possible causes, but we'll never know for sure because we weren't there.
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It almost looks like a tear was spliced, come to think of it.

Don't really see how a thumb could get in the shot.
Thought the same thing until I saw it for myself. It's there. No doubt about it. How and why are the questions.
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I'm going to say that my third still above most likely shows a tear in the film that was poorly spliced.
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It's there. No doubt about it.
In your opinion, you mean. Right?

There certainly is doubt about it and it's the height of arrogance to claim there isn't.

Although I actually find it amusing, myself.

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His thumb is in a shot right after the footprint. Check out my link and you'll see for yourself. It's there.
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I'm not sure why his thumb ended up in the shot. Maybe that's why that little piece of film was cropped out of one copy in the first place. Maybe Roger later thought it was not professional looking. Or maybe someone else is the culprit. All I know is that a whole piece of film was cut out of one of the copies. Why? It's anyone's guess.
I'm taken aback. I'm gob-smacked, dumb-founded, flabber-gasted, blown away. I'd like to say that I've never seen pareidolia so far gone before but sadly, no. Forget the obvious piece of dead wood, the thumb claim is spectacular. Nevermind asking why his thumb would be in the shot, I wanna know why it's transparent.
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It's possible that the "print" was made when the soil was damp and that it might have dried out and "caked" together and was lifted by the heat of the sun.
So Roger filmed that "track" well after he fimed Patty strolling by then?

Was this before or after the 3.5 mile jaunt after Patty?

Where are these still camera shots? Who wouldn't take a few good shots with a much better camera they had with them?
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I guess LTC8K6 beat me to this. It's a log or a very big branch. BTW Lum, virtually every clip and/or photo you have ever seen in regards to this has been run through a filter mask of some sort, high pass, color, sharpening . . . optical printer and/or digital.

This is one of those posts when I have question why I even bother.

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Eh. I'm still thinking repairs to a torn film.

Nevermind. Mangler's much clearer shots kill that idea.

It's just wood, imo.

It even has a shadow, so it cannot possibly be Roger's thumb, imo.
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