Special software was used to stabilize the video. Image Credit: YouTube / M.K. Davis
The most stable ever version of the infamous Patterson Bigfoot video has been released on YouTube.
The original footage was recorded in 1967 by Roger Patterson who, along with his friend Bob Gimlin, had been out in the woods near Bluff Creek to the north of Orleans in California.
As they rounded a corner they caught site of a strange creature crouched down a short distance away. When it stood up they noted that it appeared to be a tall bipedal ape-like hominid covered in dark hair.
Patterson quickly retrieved his camera from his pack and started to film the creature as it walked away. The 'Bigfoot' famously glanced back at the men before disappearing in to the trees, seemingly unmoved by their presence.
The resulting video is perhaps the single most famous piece of cryptozoological evidence ever recorded and would go on to spark controversy and debate for decades. While many believe that the video is nothing more than a clever hoax, there are still some who believe to this day that it is genuine.
This latest release of the footage, which has been carefully stabilized by M.K. Davis, provides the clearest view yet of the creature encountered by the two men almost 50 years ago.