Sunday, May 20, 2012

London Tracks Update

As most of you know, I'm currently on the road filming the next season of Finding Bigfoot.  The production schedule has us shooting between nine and fifteen hours a day, six days a week, leaving little time for much else.  However, in my precious free time, besides taking care of bills, emailing my family and friends, redesigning my website, doing laundry, and trying to remain somewhat sane, I have been chipping away at the staggering task of organizing the data surrounding the London Tracks from this past February.

One of many stills from the daytime video taken at the site.
This is not the track from below, but another from nearby.

While on my all-too-short break from filming, I managed to clean off all 72 casts, photograph them all from various angles, and produce an amusing teaser video entitled Sixty-four.  I watched several of the videos that were taken at the casting site and meticulously took stills of these videos to pair up with the casts.  I still need to watch the night time videos and do the same...

During this two-week breath of fresh air, many bigfooters dropped by to have a first hand look at the casts for themselves.  I filmed many of their comments to be included in a future DVD release in which these casts will be featured (among other bigfooty things).

Photographing one of the casts.

As you can see, I have been far from idle.  I just wish I had more time.

Many of you have been emailing me asking about the tracks, and I appreciate both your curiosity about my progress, as well as your patience with me.  Since I'm on the road for more than another month, I thought I'd leak some photographs of what I've done so far, along with some rough plans for what I have in store.

Again, thank you for your patience with me.  Believe me when I say that I wish I could be working on the tracks every day.  They are among my highest priorities in bigfooting right now, but the truth is that I have to work.  (By the way, work is going great, and I expect the final product of Finding Bigfoot's season three to be both fun and bigfooty!)

Below are photographs of just one of the London Tracks.  Included will be a photo of it before casting, and several photos of the cast itself from various angles.  Close up photographs will be included when there is something interesting to feature.  The cast was photographed against a one-half inch grid background for scale.

Enjoy this sneak peek of things to come.

The thirtieth print left in the mud, which would
 later be the second consecutive cast of sixty-four.

The cast of the above print.

A view from the front of the cast.

A view from the heel of the cast.

A view from the medial edge of the foot.

A view from the lateral edge of the foot.

The toes from the lateral edge of the foot.

The toes from the distal edge of the foot.

The toes from above.






18 comments:

  1. Very cool! Are there visable wrinkles in the print from the weight displacement?

    Jules

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  2. Keep up the good work Cliff, be safe and have fun.

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  3. Cliff G in Texas

    Thanks for sharing Cliff... can't wait to watch the DVD.

    CG

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  4. Awesome dude...you can do it.we got your back man!

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  5. Very well done, Cliff! We appreciate your work with the casts. It is evident that you truly have a passion for bigfooting! Rock on my man!

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  6. Congrats, Cliff. You are one of only a handful of people in the BF world that I trust and whose opinion holds a lot of value. Thanks for always being so even-keeled and taking a breath in the middle of craziness and sorting things out logically. I'm thrilled you were willing to show some pics of the casts. Lots of folks in the industry now are very covetous as if they will profit from such finds. As an educator, you understand that sharing knowledge makes us all better at coming up with answers. Keep it up. Get some rest. Take a breath. Look up at the night sky and recenter. No doubt, it will get crazier before it quiets down.

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  7. Very cool Cliff. I always look forward to your updates!

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  8. I agree with everything that Autumnforest said we will be looking forward to any more news and photos when you have the time.

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  9. I'm glad to see you are still working on the tracks. I guess this means that you believe they are the "real deal"? I've had people write that they were hoaxed. But, the awful truth is many people love causing trouble. Can't wait for Finding Bigfoot to begin again. ... Linda Newton-Perry of Bigfoot Ballyhoo

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  10. Hoaxed, misidentification or authentic.......one things for sure, I have faith that we'll have the RIGHT answer since Cliff is involved. Not a whole lot (actually only a handful) of people have my trust in this field but Cliff is one of them.


    Jarrett

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  11. Awesome Cliff, keep up the good work!

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  12. Amazing! Wonderful Pics! Thank you Cliff:)

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  13. Really cool. Any signs of dermal ridges ?

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  14. Hey Cliff! Had fun working with you on season 2. A lot of people don't realize how serious this is for you and how much you mean to the scientific community! I'm a professional tracker and I have tracked a lot of big game and I know they are out there. I have tracked them many times. Keep up the good with! Just a matter of time until the public knows the truth. Take care.

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  15. clifford, i just watched monster-quest(ledgend of the hairy beast) who would of thunk it, that you and your best boy bo-bo would of come this far? you guys seem to have a cool bunch of friends that love squatchin. you should maybe think of putting some of those good times on your dvd as well. the stories you guys could tell. thanks for being so dedicated to finding the beast known as sasquatch.

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  16. There are those out there who will claim everything is hoaxed. If Barackman has examined these prints and taken the time to cast, photograph, document, etc. them, I am confident they are not hoaxed.

    Archer1

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  17. Me my wife and two kids found a large print in salt fork. We did make a plaster mold of it. It was on a side of a steep hill the size is 8" wide by 15" long. There were only a few campers there and they were older people. So we know they did not put it there I would post a picture but don't know how. I would like to send it to cliff or dr. Melbern but don't know where to send it. It's a great print you can see toes clearly. I'll keep checking back to see what everyone thinks. And where to send it?

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  18. Anonymous from June 5, at 6:05 pm...

    You can send me a photograph at NorthAmericanBigfoot@gmail.com. I will be in touch with you after I examine the photo. Please be patient for a reply. I'm very behind on emails, and I'm on the road filming the next season of Finding Bigfoot.

    Best,
    Cliff

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