THE SIGHTINGS

NOTE: The following entries and youTube videos were previously posted on yellowtopsightings.com as a promotional campaign for 'Yellow Top'.

June 13th, 2009

A Strange, Sad Realization - "Yellow Top" is Hoax

Given the energy and legitimacy with which I have proclaimed Colorado's "Yellow Top" Bigfoot to be genuine (with the footage I shot last year as a cornerstone), it pains me to report that the creature in fact must be a hoax. I would have never imagined reaching this conclusion so suddenly and completely, but after a phone interview with another doubtful "Yellow Top" sighter, I simply have no choice. Given the coabrative eyewitness accounts and the basic Biological facts, there seems to be no other logical conclusion. This newly posted video describes the entire affair:

(PLEASE NOTE: Although there is no sexual or profane material in the video, some of the language and topics discussed may not be appropriate for younger viewers. If you are 13 or younger, please get your parents' permission before watching.)



As I state in the video, my intent is now to discover the truth behind this charade. If anyone has any information that can be of use, please let me know by using the CONTACT / GET UPDATES page.
March 4th, 2009

Devil's Advocate

Last week's posting of what we believe to be video of a bigfoot-type creature near Rocky Mountain National Park has spurred an intense (although hardly unexpected) debate across the internet. In response to a week's worth of chatter, today we are going to try and take an objective look at our own footage. Since we can't necessarily prove that what we encountered and filmed was NOT just some nut in a monkey suit tramping around the Colorado wilderness, it stands that we should approach this footage with a critical eye, just as all of you have. What we hope to present here is a balanced argument for and against the portrayed creature's authenticity. We start with an enhanced version of the footage, in which we have zoomed in to better see our subject.



THE CREATURE'S APPEARANCE
From what can be can seen in the footage, there's not anything significant about the creature's physical appearance that screams "totally real". As we've mentioned before, it's size was definitely closer to that of a human than the 7-8 foot tall creatures that are so commonplace in bigfoot lore. Some have noted that the short arms and legs don't fit the assumed ideas of sasquatch anatomy. That being said, the figure doesn't seem to have the "ill-fitting gorilla suit" look that many other video bigfoots share. The creature's hair seems to move fluidly and realistically with the body, and there doesn't seem to be any artificial "bulkiness" to its figure. Let's just say that if this is a costume, it's a pretty damn good one.

It goes without saying, however, that seeing the creature in person was a totally different experience. What we don't see clearly in the video is the creature's head, which had recessed eye sockets and a subtly-conical skull (you can see a rough indication of this). And like the rest of its body, hair seemed to emanate from the face, not cover it like a mask would. We also cannot stress enough the presence of the creature's genitals. If there's one thing that truly struck me about it's appearance, it was this uncanny sense of anatomical correctness. But of course, this is all here-say, and it's unfortunate these physical details don't appear in the footage.


THE CREATURE'S BEHAVIOR
One of the more consistent criticisms that we've read regarding the creature in our footage is the seemingly self-conscious similarity to so many other so-called Bigfoot creatures captured on film - large, deliberate strides and an overall sense of indifference to human presence. This commonality is interpreted by most as just a lazy attempt to imitate the Patterson/Gimlin Bigfoot. It's argued that an actual sasquatch would be more likely to display fear or aggression, or at least move with more pronounced speed and agility.

This argument certainly has its merits. However, there ARE certain animal species (such as bears) that typically act in just this manner when encountering humans - with a slow, careful retreat that, regardless of the animal's emotional state, could be interpreted as impassive. Although it seems logical that the behavior of a sasquatch would be more similar to that of other primates, there's simply no way to know for sure.


THE SIGHTING ITSELF
One aspect of this particular creature which has been used by many (us included) as proof of its authenticity is the sheer amount of sightings which have occurred. We were able to find record of at least eighteen different sightings or encounters occurring between May and October of last year - an incredibly widespread phenomenon, albeit one that is limited solely to within that time frame. Descriptions of the creature have been detailed and consistent, across a range of witnesses with seemingly no connections or self-interests. (We are trying to contact some of these witnesses so that they can detail their experiences for us in later postings.)

However, one could argue that such prolific appearances are strangely out of character for a large simian creature which has otherwise stayed almost entirely out of human contact. Why would such a creature suddenly have reason to inhabit territory with a significant human presence? There undoubtably could be reasons involving habitat or food (several of the encounters reportedly involved the creature going through trash for scraps), but the circumstances are admittedly suspect. Such striking visibility could just as easily be interpreted as something (or more to the point, someone) that WANTS to be seen.

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We could go on, but we've definitely covered some of the major points of contention. Hopefully this will at least help foster some constructive discussion going forward. We certainly encourage more debate and will post more sightings/media as we get them...
February 22nd, 2009

The Video of a Lifetime

We will be posting several videos of the Yellow Top Bigfoot as we obtain and process them. But so far, what follows are the most incredibles images we have of the creature. The youTube video quality is not great, but we will be posting enhanced frames of the video in the coming weeks.



In late July of last year, encouraged by the flurry of sightings, myself and a friend decided to venture into the wilderness just outside Rocky Mountain National Park to try and photograph the Yellow Top Bigfoot. We brought enough sparse supplies for two nights in the woods, as well as a digital still camera and a video camera.

We initially kept to the empty wilderness, thinking seclusion would be a better bet for a sighting. But after after two days and no luck, we decided to head back to our base camp through a way which skirted closer to the border of the Park and its trail system. Early in the afternoon, we decided to rest for lunch. My friend was taking a nap when I heard noises coming from the east of me. Something was walking, but with far more bulk than a deer or elk, and faster than a bear would walk. Before I could grab the video camera, the creature had walked into a small clearing not 50 yards away from me.

The sasquatch was much smaller than I had imagined, 6 1/2 feet tall at most, but perhaps shorter. It had a conical skull and deeply recessed eyes. It's hair was a light-colored brown, with a slight reddish hue. I could clearly see from its genitalia, which was eerily human, that it was a male. The creature made no sound as it sat beneath a tree, and stayed there, nearly motionless.

For almost five minutes (although it seemed far longer than that), I attempted to retrieve the video camera from its case without disturbing the creature. I had successfully opened the zipper, but overzealously pulled on the velcro holding the top of the case shut. The sasquatch looked quickly in my direction, realizing our presence. Knowing my cover was blown, I quickly pulled the camera out of the case and turned it on.

What followed was the action you see in the video. The creature leaves the shade of the tree and returns from the direction it had approached. It does so purposefully, but seemingly not with fear or haste. As I tried to walk forward and zoom in for a closer shot, I could clearly hear the sasquatch make a loud call - a high noise similar to that of a young bear or ape. This is clearly audible in the video, but what is less audible is the growl that followed that. It was throaty and rough, quite different from that of a bear or big cat. The creature then began to quicken its paces and entered a thick grove of trees.

Hesitant to follow too closely, I turned to wake my friend and grab the still camera for some photos. This was foolish on my part. Within a matter of seconds, I had lost a visual track of the creature and it was gone. We carefully followed in the direction it had left, but to no avail. The rest of the day we scoured the immediate area, but with night approaching, we were forced to leave for our base camp.

To be sure, it was an incredible experience - one which sparked our desire to catalog the sightings of the Yellow Top Bigfoot and collect as much evidence as possible to prove its existence. This website will be the fruits of our efforts.

The truth, dear readers, will be forthcoming.
February 21st, 2009

A Brief History of Colorado's Yellow Top Bigfoot

The Yellow Top Bigfoot of Colorado represents not only the most recent recorded sasquatch activity of the last 40 years, but certainly the most credible and widely-recorded.

First seen in the late spring of 2008, this creature has been encountered by dozens of people in the areas within and surrounding Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park. There have also been footprints and physical evidence recorded, although they pale in comparison to visual sightings. This is highly unusual for sasquatch, which are typical rarely seen and more often heard. As we process these accounts, we will be posting them for record on this site.

The creature's name ("Yellow Top") comes from another sasquatch which made several appearances in Ontario from the 1920's through the 1940's, and was known for having a light mane of hair on the top of its head. Colorado's Yellow Top also seems to be fair-haired, which contrasts with the overwhelming reports of dark-haired sasquatch throughout their recorded history.

The Colorado Yellow Top has shown few signs of being aggressive, and despite its numerous sightings, seems to have little interest in humans. Most encounters have been made by hikers on Rocky Mountain National Park's many trails, or campers who have heard or seen the creature. Many campers have also reported that Yellow Top has rummaged through their gear or trash, seemingly in search of food.

Although sightings have decreased significantly since the onslaught of winter, this is not unusual for sasquatch, who are thought to hibernate much as bears do. It is expected that, come spring, we will again see more sightings of this magnificent creature. And we will post all updates here as they occur...
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