Could that creepy “bump in the night” be a Bigfoot peeking through your window? For Bailey, Colo. resident Scott Yeoman, the answer is yes. In a 2017 encounter, which is just now going viral on social media, Yeoman posted still frames taken from a 10-minute video of what he believed to be a Bigfoot sighting in Colorado.
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According to Yeoman’s original Facebook post:
Here’s the story with my photos… [My wife and I] bought 11 acres of land in Bailey, Colo. We built a foundation of cinder block that is [three-feet, six-inches] above the ground. The land is mostly hard-packed dirt and large rock, which I shared a video of when we bought it. After we moved to a modular home there, we lived off and on for two years, while we got it ready for [permanent] residency.
In August 2017, we were finishing the interior of the back of the house, and I came into the living room and caught a whiff of a very harsh odor in the room. It smelled like rotting animal flesh, vomit, and excrement. I caught a glimpse of something moving outside the window from the corner of my eye.
We’ve had bears visit pretty regularly, but [they] tried to get under the house, not in it. But when I saw the figure by the window, I thought a bear had somehow [climbed] up to the window. I take a lot of wildlife pictures because they literally come up to the outside of [the house] like mule deer, elk, bear and other small game. I have quite a few feral [cats] all over my property, and they aren’t mine, but they hang out a lot.
Anyway… I saw the top of the head and that caught my attention. It moved closer and I saw [its] eyes were freaking huge, and it scared me because bear eyes aren’t that large or far apart. I always have a camera handy to get a good shot of the elk that come extremely close to the house.
When I realized it wasn’t a bear, fear struck me hardcore. I used a cheap Kodak sport digital camera for taking pictures, and for the most part, it takes [good] fast action pictures and video. It was on the end table next to my recliner, approximately [six feet] from the window.
When I pointed it at the window, it stopped swaying and closed [its] eyes as if it was a child [saying,] ‘You can’t see me if my eyes are closed.’ So shaking and trying to video at the same time, I moved back a step, and it slowly moved from one side of the window to the other. It was seriously about a 10-minute video, but it was on a 1″ x 1 1/2″ card, which had to be downloaded on my computer.
It didn’t make any attempt to enter the house or run away. About eight minutes in, my wife came into the room and asked me what I was doing. I told her there’s something outside, and it ain’t no bear. When she looked over my shoulder, she screamed, ‘What is that thing!’ and ran back to the bedroom.
I stopped the video, went to the closet and grabbed my .40 [caliber gun] off the closet shelf. When I turned back around, it was moving away from the window. I [was] going to shoot at it if it tried to get in, which it didn’t do. I went to my wife, who was freaking out, and tried to answer her bombardment of questions and [reassure] her that everything was [okay].
She called the sheriff’s department and they sent three deputies to check out the property. Their conclusion was most [likely] a bear or other wildlife, until I showed them the playback. When they reviewed it, two of the three were impressed, [but] the third was like, ‘It was a bear.’ Anyway, the rest of the night was uneventful and peaceful other than my panicking wife. She ended up having my daughter and her husband come get her and [take] her to Golden for a couple of days.
I downloaded this video on my computer at my mother’s house because she has internet access and I didn’t. Long story short, my mother’s house [burned] down [after] a fire we had out here last year. We have seen [the creature] at a distance every now and then in the darkness by the fire light – not the body, but [the] eyes shine. And that’s pretty creepy too. But I haven’t had any incidents of a destructive nature, so I decided to just be cautious when I’m walking my property. I do carry my .40 [caliber] always outside, just in case. But I haven’t had to pull it from my holster. I see signs where he’s broken branches on trees that I can’t reach on a [six-foot] ladder. And occasionally he’ll move things around. Most signs we see are always after we left and came back home.
Yeoman claims he is only releasing the pictures now because he was worried about the repercussions of showing people the images after his friends told him that someone always confiscates the evidence or threatens the individual into silence in cases like these.
Others in the cryptozoology community have come forward with their ideas on what the creature could be.
The most popular conclusion is that the video is showing a bear, but there were plenty of people that disagreed with that sentiment. Others suggested that this was a demon, looking to attach itself to Yeoman, but that seems unlikely given how docile the creature seems to be.
As is always the case, some have suggested that this was simply a hoax. There are plenty of signs pointing to that, such as the lack of the original video or why Yeoman took so long to release the photos, but he gave a reasonable response to each of these questions.
If anyone has any information on whether or not this is a real Bigfoot sighting in Colorado, please comment below.