I don’t know much, but I do know a few things.
- Bears are real
- Bears can be trained to do tricks
- Russians trainers seem to be especially good at it
So imagine my surprise when a video of what appears to be a well-trained bear from Russia appeared online and, along with it, speculation that it may have been faked. Amazingly (at least to me), just over half of those who viewed the video said they thought it was fake.
You don’t need to be a nuclear physicist to see how the moral of this story can be applied to those of us wondering when and how the existence of bigfoot might be proven. This is a lengthy video of (an admittedly very talented) bear doing what bears have been trained to for generations and half the people who have seen it think it’s the result of some kind of digital legerdemain.
How good will any future bigfoot video need to be in order to be taken seriously?