First Colorado, now Utah. When will it be Wyoming’s turn for a viral Sasquatch video?
A video posted Wednesday that claims to have been shot through a telescope from 3 miles away shows someone — or something — traversing a steep, snow-covered mountain slope in Utah.
The video has gone viral across social media. The people who took it claim that it’s footage of Sasquatch – because no human could move like that over such steep terrain in the Wasatch Mountains. There’s also video taken later, supposedly showing the creature’s footprints in the snow.
The footage seems genuine to a Cheyenne couple, Shannon and Stetson Parker, and they would know. The Parkers claim they also spotted and captured video of a Sasquatch in October from a train in Colorado.
“That is so cool that they got the tracks,” Shannon told Cowboy State Daily after viewing the Utah video for the first time Friday.
“The ever-elusive creature resurfaces,” Stetson wryly added.
In October, the Parkers were taking an afternoon train ride on a narrow-gauge railroad though the San Juan Mountains between Silverton and Durango, Colorado.
Stetson at the time told Cowboy State Daily they were scanning the adjacent slopes for elk when they saw something entirely different — a large, bipedal figure striding through the brush.
They managed to capture a short cellphone video, which shows the unidentified biped taking several steps, then sitting down. After the parkers posted their video, it practically broke the internet.
On To Utah?
The people who shot the Utah footage claim to have spotted a creature high on an open mountain slope in broad daylight at roughly 9,000 feet in elevation and 3 miles away. They caught the video by placing the camera lens into a spotting scope viewfinder.
The steep alpine slope is claimed to have been covered with 90 inches of snow, and yet the creature in the video moves speedily and effortlessly across the slope, traveling at an upward angle.
The figure pauses for a while near a tree, before taking off again at a seemingly impossible speed.
For comparison, there’s also footage of a 6-foot-tall man struggling clumsily to get through 18 inches of snow on a comparatively gentle slope.
A helicopter pilot who saw the video of the whatever-it-was speeding across the open was so impressed he decided to fly over the area. He caught images of what are claimed to be large footprints in the snow going in a straight line. Sasquatch enthusiasts say that footprints going in a straight line, rather than offset like human footprints, are a hallmark of the legendary creature.
Is Bigfoot Dissing Wyoming?
Shannon said “it’s certainly possible” that the beast caught on video in Utah is of the same kind that she and Stetson saw from the train in Colorado.
“It’s pretty cool that it was spotted in a nearby spot,” she said, referencing the relative timing to her sighting.
However, it raises the question that after making viral appearances in two neighboring states, is Bigfoot avoiding Wyoming for some reason?
Asked if she felt left out because of that, Shannon admitted she does “a little bit.”
But, she added, it shouldn’t be taken for granted that Wyoming doesn’t have Sasquatch. It’s just probably more difficult to spot the massive creature here as opposed to more densely populated states like Colorado and Utah.
“It’s just hiding in the vast span of Wyoming wilderness we have,” she said.
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