Is There a Bigfoot in Tampa Bay Park? Jan 16, 2015 21:51:56 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Jan 16, 2015 21:51:56 GMT -5
Another Bigfoot Sighting in Tampa Bay Park
TAMPA, Fla. – Bigfoot is back on the radar at a Tampa Bay park.
If you recall over the Christmas holiday, a fisherman snapped a picture (above) of what he is calling a creature wading through a swamp near the University of South Florida. Now a second person sent us a different photo of a footprint.
Lettuce Lake Park ranger Carol Legan says there are many animal sightings. “We have alligators, turtles, snakes of all kinds, we have all different kinds of birds, turkeys, deer, raccoons, armadillos, sometimes we have hogs,” Legan said. Anything out of the norm, she says, they will know. “Last weekend someone reported they saw a python on the boardwalk. I went out – no python. Could have been a stick or regular snake,” Legan said.
With almost 1,000 visitors weekly, she says, the 240-acre nature park is patrolled from sunup to sundown. “We ride the natural trails in our carts; we go out on the boardwalk. Just safety checks,” Legan said. So far, no sightings or reports of a so called Bigfoot.
Her first thought when the photo taken by John Rodriguez surfaced was “that it's a hoax, that it's not real. It looked like an ape costume in the water.”
Additionally, when you right click on the picture the metadata shows it was run through Photoshop. Rodriquez stands by his word saying he only saved the picture through the program. But Legan points out the swamp on the property, like seen in the photo, is really shallow. “If something was in there you would see it, It would be probably ankle deep,” Legan said.
Now more alleged Bigfoot evidence, this time a woman taking a picture of a large footprint. She says it was twice as big as her women’s’ size 9. Looking at the details behind that photo, it shows it was snapped with an iPhone6 amd doesn’t appear to be altered.
Whatever you believe, Legan says, with the popularity of the park and the fact a three-story tower looks over it, she thinks it would be hard for Bigfoot to hide. “You can see down the river, and up the river,” Legan said.
An image expert took a look at the photographs and his conclusion is that the photos are not altered, but probably staged.
Source: Christie Post, WFTS News, January 13, 2014.