Paul Freeman, a USFS worker, claimed his first bigfoot sighting in 1982. The veracity of Freeman's claims has been the subject of debate. However, Dr. Jeff Meldrum purchased Freeman's entire collection of foot casts for $2000, claiming the tracks contained dermal ridges. This footage was filmed in 1994.
Paul Freeman's Wikipedia listing states: "Paul Freeman (August 10, 1943 – April 2, 2003) was an American Bigfoot hunter who claimed to have discovered Bigfoot tracks showing dermal ridges. The plaster casts Freeman subsequently made were convincing enough to be considered critical pieces of evidence by anthropologists Grover Krantz and Jeff Meldrum (Idaho State University), who both put considerable time and resources into studying them. Others, like Rene Dahinden and Bob Titmus thought Freeman was simply a hoaxer seeking attention.
On June 10, 1982, Freeman reportedly sighted a Bigfoot near Walla Walla, Washington which he described as being nearly 8 ft (2.4 m) tall and covered in reddish-brown body hair. In 1994 Freeman captured a purported Bigfoot on video near the Blue Mountains region. The footage is considered to be authentic by some Bigfoot investigators but is considered of too low resolution to be conclusive by most. It was also spoofed many times by Kokanee beer ads.
Freeman died at his Airway Heights, Washington home at the age of 59 from complications of diabetes."
The footage depicts Freeman investigating and casting a line of fresh juvenile footprints in a remote, gated area of the Blue Mountain Watershed. After casting the tracks, he examines the creek area and notices more adult tracks, evidently fresh ones. The tracks show travel in two directions, both approaching and leaving the water. As he continues to follow the footprints, he hears noises in the brush, and subsequently films an adult Sasquatch, and then another adult Sasquatch with its young.
The most compelling argument for the authenticity of the Freeman footage is the "baby lift" sequence toward the end of the footage. Discovered by Legend Meet Science and Monsterquest producer Doug Hajicek after Freeman's death, the latter part of the footage presumably depicts an adult Sasquatch lifting a juvenile. On a high-definition television, the small creature's ankles and feet can be seen articulating. Despite the fact that Freeman states within the footage in a breathless voice, "There's two of 'em!", Hajicek believed that Freeman was referring to two adults... Freeman never mentioned the THIRD, or youngest, individual to Hajicek when he made the film available for Legend Meets Science and Hajicek only discovered the third subject after viewing the image on a high-definition screen, which Freeman presumably never did.
The first adult subject:
The second adult subject and infant lift, full-screen:
Digging back through 20 years of files... Read an eyewitness account of close interactions in the media archives
October 25, 2013
A trip back in time to investigate the Wild Man of Winberry Creek and a trip to the woods to investigate some recent reports in the area. Photos and news clippings.
July 23 , 2013
Uploaded to the media archives: a comprehensive scientific look at the data in the OregonBigfoot.com sightings database. Where are Sasquatches most often sighted? When? What activities are witnesses doing most often during sightings? How can you increase your chances of a Bigfoot sighting or interaction? The answers might surprise you! Click here to get started!
May 13, 2013
More of the extensive interview with Midwest long-term witness "Truth". Over an hour of interview clips of candid conversation about what it's like to be a long-term witness and what Truth has learned.
In this update to the media archives, I share an audio interview with a long-term witness from Oklahoma, detailing her sightings and encounters over a period of several years. The interview is over 45 minutes in length. Photos included.
Check out the new plant school section in the Oregon Bigfoot Research Tools.. Learn about Pacific Northwest plant species and their uses, as well as their relation to bigfoot reports.
We follow up on a vocalization report hours after it happened and interview the witness on location. Photos and video.
The follow-up report to Nancy's return to the campsite (below) from OB member Bill O'Neill, who visited the site shortly after Nancy left. Fascinating interactions and a couple of sightings... as well as some things that are truly unexplainable!
OB Member Nancy's return to the campsite. Nancy has, once again, outdone herself with an amazingly detailed report of the events that took place while she camped alone at a site in Northern California where she's had encounters in the past. 8 pages of detailed field reporting, photos and audio recordings.