Was the Turner Bigfoot sighting a hoax? Researcher says he got new information

Bigfoot researcher A.J. Marston inspects a footprint in the woods of Turner in a screenshot from a video made by Marston and Bill Brock.

Bigfoot researcher A.J. Marston inspects a footprint — or boot print — in the woods of Turner in a screenshot from a video made by Marston and Bill Brock.

On Friday, I posted in this space about some video footage, footprints and audio recorded up in Turner which attracted the attention of longtime Bigfoot researcher Bill Brock, a Mainer who hosts the Discovery Channel/Destination America television show “Monsters Underground.”

In his initial assessment, Brock told me he was concerned the evidence might be a bit too good to be true, but that he felt like the witnesses in Turner were being honest with him.

A.J. Marston measures a footprint in the Turner woods in this screenshot from a video posted today by Bigfoot researcher Bill Brock.

A.J. Marston measures a footprint in the Turner woods in this screenshot from a video posted today by Bigfoot researcher Bill Brock.

He and fellow researcher A.J. Marston returned to the site over the weekend and continued their analysis of the evidence, and in a new video posted online today, say most of what they found in Turner was within the size parameters you might find with a large human. When compared to the size of Marston standing in the same location, the thing walking across the trail in the video was probably a little taller than 6 feet, for instance, and footprints found in that same area were 12-13 inches long.

The more clearly defined footprints in the field presumably leading up to the trail were a full 15 inches in length — a bit more Sasquatchy — but Brock and Marston said in their latest video those footprints made them a bit uneasy.

A screenshot from the latest video by Bill Brock of a footprint found recently in the snow in Turner.

A screenshot from the latest video by Bill Brock of a footprint found recently in the snow in Turner.

“What we see that sets off the red flags is how perfect these prints are,” said Marston in the video. “It’s got the flattened out heel. You can make out the toes. It’s got all the signatures that have been found in Bigfoot tracks in the past. For us, that throws up a lot of red flags. You just don’t find a lot of perfect tracks.”

The smaller prints in the woods were less clearly defined — perhaps due to snow melt over the previous week — and there were no obvious toe prints nor boot heel to offer irrefutable proof as to the footprints’ origins.

In fact, the duo said they struggled to definitively pin down this case one way or the other based on what they saw and measured. The thing in the video wasn’t so large it couldn’t have possibly been a man, but was much bigger than the 12-year-old who made the video.

“Once we started really analyzing all this information, we were both almost more confused than when this thing started,” Brock said in today’s video. “We planned on going there and debunking this for these people and going home. … And that did not happen. We basically did not find anything to prove this case 100 percent one way or the other.”

But Brock and Marston did get some new information in the last day or so that caused them to rethink everything they knew about the Turner case. I’ll let Brock and Marston explain — you can find the latest revelation at around the 11:10 mark in today’s video, posted below. Watch through to the end, though, from that point, because there’s more to it than just what Brock reveals initially.

Certainly watch the entire video to see the original footage from Turner, some of the aforementioned audio and shots of the footprints, as well as the researchers’ commentary about those things.