The Clear Face of Bigfoot? Screens from Secretive Sasquatch Project Leak

The Clear Face of Bigfoot? Screens from Secretive Sasquatch Project Leak


Have frames from the infamously secretive Erickson Project video leaked, showing Bigfoot’s face in the most compelling evidence since the Patterson film? Maybe…

A screen capture allegedly grabbed from the infamous "Matilda" footage claims to show Bigfoot's face

A screen allegedly grabbed from the “Matilda” video claims to show Bigfoot’s face

Dr. Melba Ketchum, the woman behind the controversial DNA study into Bigfoot, has been working with a group of people calling themselves “The Erickson Project”. The project’s claim to fame? They swear that they were actually able to sneak up on a sleeping Sasquatch and capture ultra clear video evidence of the creature.

While that evidence has been teased for quite awhile, having been seen and even verified as genuine Squatch evidence by the likes of Finding Bigfoot head honcho Matt Moneymaker, the only clip that has ever come to light was a very inconclusive bit of footage that cuts away without ever showing us the money shot – Matilda’s face.


According to our friends over at the Bigfoot Evidence blog, the complete footage is so enticing that Erickson has offered to sell it at the price of one million dollars, with rumors that the Discovery Channel may have even purchased it already. With eyewitness statements from Moneymaker, interest from Discovery, and a seven figure price tag, you can’t help but wonder just how convincing Matilda’s face is.

Well, if the recent leaks of what are purportedly frames from the Erickson footage are to be believed, the answer might be “not very”. In fact, “Matilda” might just be a painted and re-touched Chewbacca mask.

The frames were posted by Bill Munns on the Bigfoot Forums along with a pointed request for those who have seen the Matilda footage to verify it and somehow prove that the creature’s face is not just a mask.

From the post:

isthismatildaWith this posting, I cordially suggest the following:

1. If anyone wishes to publicly acknowledge that this is their footage, I invite them to do so, and if they are correct, I’ll acknowledge it to be true.

2. If anyone feels the video frames show a real creature and not a Chewbacca mask, I welcome their analysis of why we should consider that to be so.

3. If anyone has seen the “Matilda” footage, I invite you to let us know if this is or is not the footage you call “Matilda”, because maybe what I’m looking at isn’t her, and I welcome being corrected if that is so.

4. If my display of this chart causes anyone to feel that they should file some type of civil action against me, please have your lawyer contact me at [email protected] so we can set an appointment for my receiving the service of papers, and we can discuss the matter on the public record, in a court.

For the record, I will confidently and clearly offer an appraisal of evidence as being something real, if I truly find the evidence leads to that conclusion, and my appraisal of the PGF as being real supports that position. But as much as we must support what we find to be real or valid, we must also reject or discount what we find to be false or fake. Our obligation is to find the truth, and I think it’s time we all knew the truth about this “Matilda” thing. I finally decided it’s time I did my share to get the truth out.

If what Munns says is true, this comes as another blow to a Bigfoot project claiming “definitive evidence” that has already seen several hits to it’s credibility, whether it be the refusal of science journals to even touch the project or the paper’s citing of an April Fools joke in it’s references.

On the other hand, the leak might just be viral marketing for Star Wars Episode VII.

What do you think? Is this the face of Bigfoot or just a high quality Chewy mask? Are these even frames of the Erickson footage or just a cruel anti-Sasquatch hoax? Have you seen the Matilda footage? Did Han shoot first? Share your thoughts with us on twitter @WhoForted, join the conversation on our official Facebook page, or leave a comment below! If you haven’t yet gotten your fill of Bigfoot, you can also watch our 2011 documentary The Bigfoot Hunter: Still Searching absolutely free!


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Are you sure that’s not Lumpawarrump on Life Day?

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Yeah…I’m going with fake…The fact this footage is being shopped around is the red flag. Well, that plus it’s lame.

Damn wookies!


Well at least it’s better than snot on a window…

it is sad that grown men have spent entire lives searching for something that really does’t exist.
the nose is a dead ringer. the incissors are a perfect match with same angle as chewwy. i think the bigfoot world is about to unravel especially now that the bigwigs of bigfoot are starting to turn on each other.

I’m not trying to get into a debate over whether or not Sasquatch exist, but I don’t understand the logic in assuming something doesn’t exist simply because you’ve never witnessed it.

I will say that they absolutely, 100% do exist and in far greater numbers than most people realize.

In regards to the Erickson Project and their videos/photos of “Matilda”…it’s complete and total B.S. It’s actually quite laughable. That’s a full-on Chewbacca mask…LOL!

You’d think these people (hoaxers) would have better things to do, but apparently they do not…lol!

So what amazes me the most, is to think that people don’t have the opposite thoughts going on. Who says that George hadn’t already seen a bigfoot and decided that he needed to use that for Chewy? Why wouldn’t it then have a lot of similarities? Second, has anyone griping on here about “it doesn’t exist” and “grown men wasting their lives”, actually looked around at the real world examples of the reputable Bigfoot researchers? I mean, really, do you actually think that every single animal, that is alive on this planet, has actually been seen and cataloged? Do you… Read more »

There you go again…using logic!!!! *sigh*

That is an illogical argument. We rarely can prove a negative – can you prove that unicorns don’t exist? No, but we are certain they do not since we made them up. The question that you need to ask yourself is: if these ‘scientists’, who have devoted their lives to proving this existence, were able to sneak up on this creature and extract blood and saliva, why didn’t they use a tranquilizer on it so their proof could be digitally photographed and filmed for all the world to see? This would have included close up footage of the creature waking… Read more »

Everyone seems to be ignoring the obvious – that bigfoot ARE Wookies!

Dear God. What does that make the ewoks?

No! That’s not true! That’s impossible!

You don’t go claiming a Wookie was in on a Bigfoot hoax. Now I know humans may get upset with the accusation, but a Wookie will rip your arms off. 😉

Especially if you beat ’em at chess.

I agree, it’s an obvious hoax.

To me Greg the most compelling pics and accounts of Sasquatch’re the ones which represent them as having broad oblongular areas round their eyes and nose devoid of hair/fur. It’s these naked slot shaped regions which detractors immediately point to as proof of masks forgetting that but for modern grooming habits most human males and even some females would look pretty similar. It’s the complete absence of any sort of slot on the pics above which convince me this’s a hoax. What tends me towards believing the whole Erikson Project’s also a complete load of bollocks is the fact if… Read more »

wookiegate. there needs to be clean sweep of all the head honchos in the bigfoot arena and start over. after the botched dna paper, “i shot bigfoot” types, book sales and documentaries. cheezus its the 20th century version of the snakeoil salesmanship.

Vicar Lee

As a friend of mine once said to me: “When they catch Sasquatch, do you think they’ll finally admit to themselves that it’s been a Wookie all along?”

Now we know why UFOs are sometimes associated with Bigfoot. It’s the Millennium Falcon overhead. Chewie’s just come down to grab some supplies, maybe take a poo, stretch the old Wookie limbs…


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Sasquatch do NOT have hair on the face.

Has anyone ever considered that what George Lucas put in the film is what he has actually seen?


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good point but how do you explain the dna

Oh c’mon, the “Matilda creature” is so OBVIOUSLY a mask and costume (does anyone even need to ask?), it’s utterly hilarious. I had a really good laugh. But the “Erikson Project” really angers me in that their repeated hoaxes and falsified “evidence” only debases legitimate and sincere sasquatch researchers and believers out there. I myself believe in the existence of sasquatch — there are simply too many accounts and sightings dating back from hundreds of years, with eyewitness reports from a variety of people being unusually consistent, for sasquatches to *not* exist. However, groups like the Erikson Project (and other… Read more »