Video Shows Second Purported Bigfoot Sighting in Utah This Year
True to form, the video is shaky and brief, showing a tall dark figure lumbering up a mountain side. But given the weather conditions, altitude, and the figure’s stride, Tanner Hargis’ recent video of an alleged Bigfoot is bizarre and one of the more convincing ones we’ve seen lately.
A few weeks ago, Hargis and friends were using a portable spotting scope to observe areas around Lone Peak in the Wasatch mountain range just outside of Provo, UT, when they noticed the figure slogging up the mountain.
Pointing a video camera through the lens of his scope, he captured the entity on film and quickly submitted it to the Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization, a website that gathers extensive videos and photographic evidence of Bigfoot sightings, as well as research conducted by their own team.
“I think I have captured a video of a Sasquatch 03/23/19. At around 10:30 AM. Up on Wasatch Range. Near Lone Peak. It was high up to where I don’t think any man will hike up it. I think it’s something to check into,” Hargis said.
Coming off the heels of another recent spotting in the Provo area, this latest sighting shows a figure appearing to be somewhere in the range of 8-feet-tall, seen through the lens of a spotting scope – a high-powered portable telescope with an 80mm lens capable of extending up to 60x zoom, often used by birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.
It’s this lengthy zoom that makes the video so shaky, as Hargis attempts to spot the being from a distance of seven miles while trying to keep it focused in the frame of his scope.
The bipedal entity in the video can be seen trudging up the crest of the mountain top, in the midst of a snowstorm, at an elevation of nearly 9,000 feet. According to Hargis, it would be rare to see a human hiking at that altitude, in those conditions, by themselves.
The vast majority of those who responded in the YouTube comments section seem to believe the video is solid evidence of the Utah Sasquatch, though a few skeptics bring up some valid contradictory points — namely, that Lone Peak is hiked by skiers, snowboarders, and hikers with snowshoes during the winter.
But despite the blurred, distant footage it’s hard to make out of the gear one would expect to see, as one would expect the figure to walk with a different gait if it were wearing snowshoes. Also, there seems to be a lack of any gear strapped to its back.
For now, Hargis and friends say they’ll keep their eyes peeled for another sighting or any other evidence to support their claims. But if one thing is for sure, those living in the Wasatch range, or anywhere near Provo, UT should be on the lookout for this elusive creature after two such convincing and consecutive sightings.
For more on the search for Bigfoot check out the documentary Bigfoot’s Reflection:
UFOs and Bigfoot; Evidence of an Inter-Dimensional Connection
John Keel, the prominent ufologist and paranormal researcher, famous for the Mothman Prophecies, once proposed the idea that there are “window areas” throughout the world, connecting our reality with parallel dimensions. These areas, Keel imagined, may help elucidate some unexplained reports of entities that are too fleeting or confusing to later detail or prove. With the increasing plausibility of the multiverse theory and infinite neighboring universes, maybe we should be asking ourselves; are UFOs and Bigfoot interdimensional travelers, and could there be a connection between the two?
Interdimensional Bigfoot Theories
For hundreds of years, people worldwide have reported encounters with monsters, fairies, demons, and cryptids. To this day those experiences persist, while many of these same entities have also been encountered through the use of psychedelics.
Now, it would be easy to say these are simply archetypal figures; beings our collective consciousness conjures in our minds with anthropomorphic features based on fears or subliminal functions of our psyche. Or we could entertain the ostensibly bizarre possibility that these are entities from another dimension operating on higher realms of existence.
Keel referred to these entities as ultra-terrestrials; beings capable of crossing dimensions at will, often acting as “cosmic pranksters.” Daniel Pinchbeck says he experienced prankster entities from a psychedelic realm cross into the real world after encountering them during and in the subsequent weeks following a psychedelic trip.
When it comes to Bigfoot, Sasquatch, the Yeti, or whatever you want to call them, there is often a playfulness and/or spookiness described in their actions. Tree knocking or eerie screams alert us to their presence until we get close enough where they might offer a glimpse, before vanishing seemingly into thin air.
Their appearance could be considered another form of prank, embodying a primitive, ape-like creature that exudes a noxious odor. Yet, they’re able to evade contact with us despite thousands of reported sightings over hundreds of years. Is Sasquatch cosmically trolling us?
An intriguing account tying UFO’s and Bigfoot together comes from an 1888 meeting between cattle ranchers and a group of Native Americans in Northern California. The natives described three “crazy bears” that descended from the sky in a small moon, leaving them in the woods before taking off.
In another instance, in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1973, a woman named Reafa Heitfield and her daughter were awakened in the middle of the night to a beam of light extending down from a bulbous umbrella shape in the sky. Tracking the light to where it landed in the nearby woods, the two noticed a grayish, simian creature wandering toward the beam. Before they knew it, both the ape and the craft disappeared.
Though these stories may be apocryphal in nature, it’s reported that at least 20 percent of Bigfoot sightings coincide with UFO events.
Jack Cary, a cryptozoologist who has studied Bigfoot for decades, says he believes it’s alternatively plausible that Bigfoot is being abducted by UFOs in much the same way humans are, to study its DNA and physical attributes.