The other night,the History Channel aired a special, it was titled “Bigfoot Captured.What it should have said, was we wanted to waist an hour or two of your own time.
The show appeared as they have stated to be taking liberties and making folks think something that is not so,another wards in a college educated try,they were not telling the truth.
As a journalist and a writer, it seems that the individuals directly involved always find a way to walk away smelling like perfume, it is always something they do tend to say. I was not directly involved in or part of a certain aspect of the show,that may have gotten such scrutiny.
POCATELLO — “Bigfoot Captured,” a documentary set to premiere on the History Channel on Monday, has Idaho State University’s prints all over it.
The show sparked a media frenzy for the 3rd time in as much as a week.The first two shows that gained as much attention, were the Destination America’s A live Exorcism and then the same day was Most Haunted in the U.K..
The show Bigfoot Captured sparked a lot of controversy and Dr. Jeff Meldrum had this to say about his involvement:
Don Jeffrey Meldrum:”
To head off the flood of emails and phone calls, let me reiterate that as a guest interviewee, I had nothing to do with the overall plot or creative content of this production. I do my best assess the intentions of a production company when I am approached, an encourage them to build upon credible information, but occasionally their enthusiasm is feigned and assurances are worthless. Its always a bit of a crap shoot in this business. Do you try to put the best effort forward and at least make a meaningful contribution in some way, or do you refuse to appear and have the entire production be without merit.
I haven’t seen the program (I don’t have cable) so I can’t comment on particulars. From the teaser I got an inkling that there was some dramatic liberty taken creating a what-if scenario. I have no knowledge of a “capture” — no indication of samples being tested, etc. Even in the drone sequence I am told they gave the impression we had a hit on a biped that we investigated looking for sign. A biped yes — one of the production assistants. It was an exercise to demonstrate what the drone could and could not do. A useful exercise by my account.
Anyway — take what you can from it, and have a chuckle over the remainder.
-Don Jeffrey Meldrum
Here was a blurb in the local paper….
This was done a long time ago, and based on the previews of the program, I can’t vouch for the content of the show. I was involved only with the conception and creation of the hypothetical skeleton. Its purpose — primarily to convey an impression of the just how big a sasquatch skeleton might appear. There were some additional insights afforded by going through the exercise and considering the result — e.g. the now obvious answer as to why witnesses frequently remark that there is “no neck.”