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Old skunk ape video?

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NorthWind

If this has been posted here before, I apologize. I haven't seen it.

 

Not sure if this is legit, but it is interesting. I have been to places like this in Florida. The grasslands and palm hammocks. Both are dangerous. Many kinds of poisonous snakes, wild boars, and gators galore hiding in the grass. If this is a dude in a suit, he's taking a heckuva risk. And there are times when he seems to move faster than a person. Not sure. What do you think?

 

 

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NatFoot
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It's just too nonchalant for me.

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Teegunn

Moves like a human IMO.  But in that grass, in a suit, would not be the easiest to "run" or even walk.  But overall just looked more like a human otherwise.

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Carnivore

I live in Florida and it really wouldn't be that difficult to move through a grassy field like that. However, like NorthWind mentioned, there is the risk of running into venomous snakes but that apparently wasn't enough to deter this individual. The figure moves like someone who is not all that athletic as they kind of flail around and don't appear very agile. 

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Shelly

Shealy is the Florida version of Todd Standing - fake stuff he makes to promote his skunk ape museum down in South Florida IMHO 

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RedHawk454
20 hours ago, Shelly said:

Shealy is the Florida version of Todd Standing - fake stuff he makes to promote his skunk ape museum down in South Florida IMHO 

 

 

If I remember he charged quite a bit of money to do his skunk ape outs.

 

 

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Patterson-Gimlin
On 8/5/2019 at 6:26 PM, Shelly said:

Shealy is the Florida version of Todd Standing - fake stuff he makes to promote his skunk ape museum down in South Florida IMHO 

I could not agree more. I am from Florida. Locals rarely have encounters. 

Mostly tourist. Go figure. 

 

Perrhaps easy prey for charlatans like him. 

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I started discounting a long time ago everything Shealy provided. No credibility whatsoever in my book. But I know that there are still a considerable number of folks who think he is totally legit.

 

So even if he provided something "real", I would have a very difficult time believing it.  Your mileage may vary.....

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Airdale

I've not seen this before and haven't heard of Shealy, but there are certainly problems with this video. The first thing I noticed is the poor quality; if the year displayed is correct (2000) this isn't some digitally zoomed cell phone video. I own two decent quality consumer camcorders, an Olympus Hi-8 from 1990 and a Sony digital from 2005, both with 20 X optical zoom and both will shoot much better quality footage than this. The subject's arms are too short and skinny, the posture too straight and the head much too upright as can be seen in this screen capture processed through PhotoZoom Pro 6 where "it" turns towards the camera. The second, smaller picture is the original image capture before heavy artifact reduction. It almost appears as if it was shot through a soft focus or other special effect filter. Since the legs aren't seen, perhaps the subject is wearing snake boots and/or Kevlar leggings. The video quality is so poor the suit may not be terribly heavy, it doesn't appear bulky and if worn by a trim, fairly athletic individual that would account for the short burst of running. It certainly does not reflect the smooth, flowing locomotion described by so many witnesses.

 

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