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.

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Well, it’s been a busy year for giant hairy cryptids. From Sasquatch Ontario to the recent Blue Ridge Bigfoot pursuit.

With all this apparent cryptid news flooding the interwebs, you may wonder why these stories have been conspicuously absent from GT’s pages? The plain truth is, we don’t believe them. In fact, we have been so disillusioned with all the fakes and hoaxing, that we’ve been bypassing these tall tales altogether.

Of course, once in a while you have to break down and give out some rope. That’s not to say in any way that we believe it to be authentic, it’s more a matter of providing a sampling of content that’s been otherwise missing.

Today we have the story of Josh and his girlfriend. Two young people, who while out for a day of four wheeling and swimming in Concord, NH, happened upon some tracks in the mud. However, these were not your run-o-the-mill animal tracks; no, these were something entirely different. Seems Josh was so impressed that he made not one, not two, but three separate videos of said tracks.

Since his videos are very short, I’m going to include them all:

Quote Josh:

guys this is not faked or anything we were four Wheeling to the quarry ( were me and gf swim) and we stumbled across these foot prints are these a possible monster ? Comment what you think.

Josh chimes in on the second video:

Now if u look at the size of my gfs foot and the monsters foot print there huge

And finally we round out the trifecta with Josh essentially repeating his words from video #1:

I was four Wheeling. To a place with gf and while we were on the trail we came across these foot prints there huge!

So many questions running through my mind. Maybe Josh is just too young to realize the gravity of what he’s seeing? Could this explain why he didn’t go home and get his father, a tape measure or some plaster? Another issue I see is all the silence. No, OMG! No, Wows! Nothing! Maybe Josh is smarter than we think? If you want to perpetuate a hoax, talking too much sometimes gets you in more trouble.

Of course, I’m not calling Josh a liar, but if he is pulling a fast one, he’s doing a fair job of it. The tracks actually look believable. The shape is fairly clear, but not defined enough to make it look like they used some sort of apparatus and the depth gives the impression of heavy weight.

Of course, Josh may just happen to have a pair of plastic novelty dinosaur feet. While I was able to find several examples of slippers, I was unable to come up with anything substantial in the three or four toed configuration. However, I did come across the example below and with more available time, chances are, a reasonable match could be found.

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Now, I have to be honest here and come clean with what I’m thinking. Either Josh is pulling a fast one or someone else planted those prints in hopes that someone would come along and do what Josh did. Lets be realistic, if these are in fact authentic tracks, then something is roaming New Hamshire that, lets be honest, is likely of a nature that none of us want any part of.

Is some sort of Dino-raptor stalking the woods outside of Concord? Or, is it an escaped Emu mentioned by reader Erika? If this is the case, then Josh would be in the clear! I have to admit, the photo below certainly looks like a match to Josh’s prints:

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  • Erika

    I’m pretty sure these are emu tracks. In fact, a quick bit of googling led to this article about a stray emu in the same area (Concord, MA) as of 2007:.http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/homeless-emu-stalks-audubon

  • Scott_McMan

    Erika, I never even thought of that. Good find! In fact I added it to the article and credited you of course!

  • ShawnO

    Actually, the tracks are those of a moose. Young and female moose, like deer, will step in their own front tracks, creating tracks that look like those in the videos. Bull moose don’t, because their front legs are farther apart due to their larger chests. If you look at the last video without playing it, you can clearly see the hoof prints. The moose is walking toward the bottom of the pic. In the other videos the moose is running (and tearing up the ground more), and the dew claws are clearly visible at the rear of the prints, which again, are traveling in the opposite direction than that which the videographer thinks they are.

  • I’m going to agree with ShawnO and say moose. See a similar picture here from Michigan. http://wp.me/p21oZP-7nP

  • Scott_McMan

    Well, I’ve yet to see a Moose with only 2 legs. The print pattern in Josh’s videos don’t seem to correspond with a 4 legged animal.

    Of course, I’m not ruling out anything and I do appreciate both you and Shawn’s input.

  • As mentioned, the back feet overlap the front tracks. This happens with 4-legged animals sometimes. This is considerably more plausible than an unknown three-toed monster.

  • I have seen what they are talking about. Once thought I was tracking a bear, but after about a hundred yards it turned out to be a bull moose.

    However, a moose’s foot is much rounder than what shows in these prints.

  • ShawnO

    I haven’t seen a live 2-legged moose either. As I pointed out, females of the deer family (and most hoofed mammals as well) will, once they have stepped forward with a front leg, step almost perfectly into the print left by that front foot with their rear foot on the same size. We see it in deer all the time. It is so common that it even has a name (“perfect stepping”), and is used by hunters to determine the sex and approximate age of the animal. I have attached a copy of a frame of one of the videos and outlined each track separately so that it will be easy for non-hunters and those unfamiliar with tracking large game to see what I am talking about. You can also Google deer tracks, deer perfect stepping, or overlapping deer tracks and see hundreds of photos of the same thing.

  • The Oshmar

    Nice work mate. I got what you were saying before but the picture you linked is really helpful.