Just recently, myself, Linda Godfrey and a number of other researchers were given access to an intriguing piece of film footage that appears to show an unknown - and distinctly strange - animal.
And now the footage has been made public - by Steve Cook, a Michigan DJ who has the film in his possession.
Linda and I have been discussing the film over the course of the last week; and as my views are very similar to Linda's, I have related her thoughts below. Here's what she has to say:
"The film is grainy, blurry, shows a lot of nondescript landscape and begins with some ordinary shots of a lady chopping a log. It appears that the filmmaker saw the creature while riding in a truck, jumped out of the truck to shoot it, then was surprised by a side ambush and ended up with a view of the creature's fangs and gaping maw -- perhaps after the camera was tossed to the ground in haste as the filmer hustled back into the truck. (I think the mouth shots are the least convincing part of the film.) But the first stills that show the creature clearly indicate a canine-headed animal moving through knee-high undergrowth. It has pointed ears on top of its head and shoulders, which ordinary dogs (or bears or other quadrupeds) do not have. It turns and moves to one side, charging through the brush in a way that would be very difficult for a human to do."
Here's the link to Linda's full-post on the story.
And here's the link to Steve Cook's site, where the film can be viewed.
Precisely what the mystery critter is, I don't know; but it's sure to provoke a lot of controversy in the coming weeks.