I grew up in rural NWPA, surrounded in forest. I took an early interest in cryprozoology and sharks and have read many books on various crypto subjects such as Bigfoot and Megalodon over the years. I am not a professional writer or a journalist, but I do the best I can. I have a quirky, obscurely dry and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor than can get me in trouble. Some love me and some hate me, but I am who I am.

Yesterday (09/20/12), Youtuber Mark Anders uploaded a video of some pictures he took in Ranchita California in September 2011.

Mark was recently going through some photos when he realized that the figure behind a pile of twisted tree limbs was not part of the pile. At first he was upset because this head had ruined his artistic photo….OK, I made that part up. Hmm, I wonder if something else has been made up here *wink* *wink*.

Actually, I don’t know what’s going on with this photo other than what we see in the video below.

Here’s a close up of the head. Notice the face looks like a gorilla face with more than a hint of human in it’s features and the hair is short and splochy with various colors. From what we know about Sasquatch, it is often described as having long reddish hair with a face that is more human looking than this example. Then again we are talking about a creature who may or may not exist.

Now, lets take a look at the body. I mean, if we could actually see one. If you can make it out through the pile, you’ve got better eyes than me.

Could it be the elusive Bigfoot or is it a rouge Gorilla on the loose from the Gorilla store? Then there’s the other possibility that it’s all a hoax and this is nothing more than a photoshop mash-up.

If you click on the link to Mark Anders’ Youtube page (below), you will see he seems to have an affection for computer graphics and graffiti. Hmmm, interesting to say the least.

As much as I’d like to go all in on this, I’ll let the readers decide.

This story comes to us via Youtube contributor Mark Anders

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  • Restless Legs

    Best “fake” yet. The hair on my neck just stood on end. I would love to know what people who claim to have seen it think.

  • If this was a bigfoot, wouldn’t the hair be a lot longer? This fella looks like he just left a Supercuts.

  • Could be they shed out the longer winter coat as many animals do, could be the head hair is shorter, but while you mention the short hair, for those who are saying this is a gorilla (and I am not claiming this is absolutely a Bigfoot) gorilla pics I have looked at for reference pretty much have longer hair on their heads than this.

  • I vote gorilla.

  • AaronD2012

    Same ol same ol….accidentally snapped this pic/was just taking innocent scenery pics (so don’t think it was planned), didn’t see it at the time (so don’t ask eye-witness questions), wishes to remain annonymous (cuz if the hoax gets busted don’t wanna loose face)……………….*yawn*

  • The Oshmar
  • anthony

    Okay, my wife, the Anthropologist, says its lowland gorilla, not sure if its eastern or western. This was probably shot in a Zoo.

  • Restless_Legs

    If there
    is no evidence of tampering – I am waiting on the experts here but I can’t see
    any – then I have a couple of observations to make and some questions that need
    answering before I can call this a hoax. The shadows and lighting appear to be consistent
    with the “subject” being in situ. Can anyone identify the species of
    plants? If this is California or the US in general where did the “gorilla” come
    from? Does it appear to be a taxidermy specimen? Is it a suit or mock-up?

    “subject” has been photographed from below. Was this wood pile on a
    hill? Does it imply that the “subject” is tall? The grass at the bottom implies
    ground level. If so, the “subject”, whether gorilla or not, must be sitting. Are
    the body proportions consistent with a gorilla’s when sitting?

    The hair
    of the object appears to be consistently shorter and lighter than a gorilla’s,
    even the western lowland gorilla. Check out Ambam the famous walking gorilla.
    Pause the film on side profiles and compare.


    not quite right about this “subject” but at the same time very familiar…

  • Dung Shooken

    There are some things “wrong” here in regards to it being a gorilla. The mouth is just not right. Gorilla lips stick way out, this mouth has no projection at all. It looks very odd for a gorilla.

  • Dung Shooken

    Sorry Osh, not the same unless it’s photoshopped. Nose and mouth are not the same.

  • T

    is it a “rouge” gorilla? is it wearing lipstick too?

  • bobo

    bigfoot has more hair dont belive it 4 a second

  • Huck Sterfoot

    Depending on the angle of view; the mouth on a gorilla doesn’t appear to stick way out. This isn’t a perfect side view profile shot. One only needs to watch them to demonstrate this.

  • Scott Gibson

    Monkeys have tails….. Apes dont so it would be an APE not MONKEY!!!