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New software can spot Bigfoot hoax videos

Posted on Friday, 28 March, 2014 | Comment icon 41 comments

The software could help identify hoax videos. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 ArtBrom/Flickr

A new video analysis technology from MIT could make it much easier to determine if footage is genuine.

Known as EVM ( Eulerian Video Magnification ), the software works by breaking down the image to reveal aspects that would otherwise be undetectable to the naked eye.

Bigfoot researcher Matt Knapp has been urging others in the field to focus on using this technology to help prove once and for all that there really is something lurking in the wilds of North America.

"Self admittedly, up to this point, we have not had anything worth presenting as real evidence of this creature’s existence," he said. "If we want scientists to get involved, we have to go by their standards, not our anecdotal ones."

Frustrated by the current state of Bigfoot research, Knapp hopes to encourage widespread use of the software to rule out the fakers and hoaxers. "There are numerous individuals out there, that for whatever reason present false evidence," he said.

"Not only does the EVM software assist in determining and proving the subject of a video is a living and breathing entity, and not just some guy in a costume, it also opens the door in terms of gaining information about muscle movement and motion."

Source: Boston Magazine | Comments (41)

Tags: Bigfoot

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #32 Posted by Night Walker on 30 March, 2014, 11:22
Comment icon #33 Posted by Hida Akechi on 30 March, 2014, 14:47
No, no, by all means, you brought this up, go ahead and show your references and we'll decide if they can't be protested or not.
Comment icon #34 Posted by Merc14 on 30 March, 2014, 15:23
Yes we are all lazy here and haven't heard this tripe before until you came along to enlighten us. Let me give you a little hint, I am betting that every single one of the books you are going on about has been were written by a fraud or a charlatan looking to make a buck by taking dollars from suckers like you and is full of bad science, false claims and outright invented results.
Comment icon #35 Posted by captain pish on 31 March, 2014, 20:13
So where do I get the software. I can run every supposed bigfoot video including patty/gimlin and watch a big red "FAKE" appear on the screen.
Comment icon #36 Posted by Merc14 on 1 April, 2014, 1:05
Not sure but I am guessing some training is required
Comment icon #37 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps on 2 April, 2014, 20:11
Absolutely! It's that place where evidences proving BF"s exist get posted all the time LoL
Comment icon #38 Posted by theotherguy on 4 April, 2014, 0:03
Has anyone tested this with a control--say, a poor-resolution video of a confirmed person in a confirmed gorilla suit? Let's get some tests rolling before we decide whether or not it works.
Comment icon #39 Posted by freetoroam on 4 April, 2014, 0:38
Waiting for the confirmed to confirm the funding.
Comment icon #40 Posted by Merc14 on 4 April, 2014, 1:48
The software was designed for medical diagnosis and then Open Sourced, which means they allow everyone to use the software without license or cost and it is out in the wild at that point. Great software, weird use but it has nothing to do with the folks that designed it and didn't cost anyone a dime.
Comment icon #41 Posted by Sundew on 5 April, 2014, 11:56
I did not read all the comments so this may have already been said, but why not test it on 1. a live gorilla, 2. a CGI gorilla, 3. a man in a lifelike gorilla suit. If it can consistently pick the live gorilla then perhaps you have a viable tool for analyzing these bigfoot videos. Given the poor quality of most of the videos however, I am not holding my breath.

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