The team have posted an FAQ blog with regards the many questions and suggestions received so far at http://www.extreme-expeditions.net/creature-captured-on-trailcam-faqs
Following on from the press release regarding the capture on camera of a image of an unknown creature, we’d like to add further details of the photos and video.
We feel it is very important to advise that although the time/date stamp is incorrect on all images (showing 25/12/2009 and incorrect times) we regularly reset the settings on trailcams for both the date and the number of images/film length to shoot – but more often than not, it reset itself to its default settings and dates – we have no idea why.
However from our own knowledge of the night in question and regular events we can make a good assumption to times as explained on each image.
• IMAG0013 (12.25.2009 09:29:21)
IMAG0015 (12.25.2009 11:30:51 T+2hours)
Here the same layout as above but the fire is extinguished. We can still clearly see sleeping matter and a pair of boots as per above. We know that the team retired to bed at roughly midnight as the fire was dying down and that in the next image the two team members rose to use the restroom at 04:30. So from the times stamped on the camera we know that this is roughly 02:30 on the 04th September 2012. Most importantly here we have the unknown “object” in frame.
• 1 sec moving image
This is the 1s “looped” moving image that was taken by trailcam directly after the “anomalous” image above. There is some description at the start, however, we would advise that the piece be watched and considered alongside the images in the photo album SES 2012 and the detailed description below to understand the construction of the images/film.
• Reproduction 5
Using Dave Archer, the stockiest built of the team, to replicate the posture and position of the “object”. By doing this we could ascertain its position in relation to the fire area, the table and the sleeping team members and also get an indication of the size of the “object”. Dave Archer is 5’ 9”/1m 75cm high and weighs 12st 12lb/82kg. The reproduction image is shot from ground level whereas the camera trap was at a height of approximately 6 feet about ground. The newspapers used to insulate the ground for sleeping on are still clearly visible to the right of Dave. He is squatted down on his haunches looking at the area between the fire and the picnic table.
Here are the measurements of the contents of the images which may help with scale.
table length 244cm
table width 88cm
table height 73cm
table edge to BBQ 183cm
seat edge to BBQ 169cm
BBQ height 64cm
edge seat to fire pit 274cm
fire pit width 131cm
fire pit height 38cm
BBQ height 64cm
• IMAG0019 (12.25.2009 13:12:11 T+3.75hours)
A team member rising to use the restroom. This image gives a good sense of scale for the other objects in the image and can be cross referenced with the primary image (IMAG0015). We know this was around 04:30 – so can use that information to backdate the time for the primary image (IMAG0015). As we can see from this image the main changes are to the objects at the end of the sleeping team members. The boots are now gone (being worn) and a roll mat is clearly visible. It is easy to now pick out the fire and BBQ stand also to the left of this. There is one still image prior to this (IMAG0017) which shows the team members head as he is rising from his sleeping position but this image does not give any greater clarity and less visual information.
These images and film clip were sent to Jeff Meldrum, Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology at Idaho State University and to Ian Redmond O.B.E., a field biologist for investigation. Despite thorough analysis they have been unable to come to any conclusion on the evidence presented – but neither have they disregarded it as fake or immediately explainable.