Falling Water said:
I had seen these videos a while back. Todd Standing or Todd Rockwell, which ever name he uses, is know as a hoaxer in the bigfoot "community".
Well after looking into that whole matter, for the last couple of days, quite extensively, I would disagree.
I think he is outlawed by the bigfoot "community" unjustly.
Either Mr. Todd Standing is one of the best hoaxers ever, I mean a very very good one, or the thing is the real deal.
I know it sounds unbelievable, because the videos look "too real", but I think those videos and his effort are most likely real.
I've looked at all his interviews and the people with which he interacted and who looked at what he is doing closely for long time: researcher such as;
- Survivorman aka. Les Stroud (a very critical real survival expert who went out with Todd, several times, over longer periods, for his documentaries, to find big foot
- John Bindernagel PhD
- Jeff Meldrum PhD
Some of those people went to Todd and were convinced that it must be hoax and had to change their mind. It seems Todd is not the publicity type of guy and became very cautious over the years with whom he can talk openly, since so many people are attacking what he is doing.
When people and scientist met him, he used to first go with them into the wilderness and let them experience big foot in reality and for real for themselves. That usually was enough for them to see that he is not lying.
I would encourage you, to first look at the survivorman series where Les Stroud tried to find big foot:
In season 5 there are two episodes where he tried to find big foot with Todd Standing
In season 6 in all episodes it is about finding bigfoot and a couple of time again with Todd Standing
When Les Stroud first asked his producers if he can make a series about finding Bigfoot with Todd Standing (he found him, because Todd called him and asked him if he wants to come and see for himself and the the videos impressed Stroud so much that he wanted to find out himself) they were not happy about it at all, because they were convinced that Todd is a hoaxer. They thought it would be better Stroud is filming the series with somebody else. Stroud wanted to film it with Todd anyway, so he did.
So Les Stroud went there with the awareness that Todd could very well be a hoaxer that tries to fool him. In fact he made it very clear that he will expose Todd if he finds any sign of hoaxing. Stroud seems to be very critical guy who is well aware about the way people can be folled by suggestions and such.
- His experiences with Todd made him pretty convinced that it is very unlikely that Todd is hoaxing. It should be remembered that Stroud was looking especially if Todd is hoaxing him and that he is probably one of the best survival guys on the planet who knows the wilderness like his vest pocket.
In this three interviews Todd, Stroud and Jeff Meldrum PhD talk about a number of things, including the alleged hoaxing of Todd and the "evidence" people have brought forward about it:
Recently he tried to put together a new documentary called Big Foot North (with new incredible footage and Jeff Meldrum and other PhD in it who expirienced Big Foot. At least Jeff Meldrum seemed to have got a close incouter with big foot while together with Todd) and it seems he has quit:
Wonder why? To much negative pressure all around or something else?