I thought I’d post this – just for shits and giggles, as they say. Long-time readers of this blog will know that, despite being a hard-line skeptic, I’m interested in supernatural stuff, and hang around various forums reading, and usually laughing, at various reports. UFOs, aliens, Bigfoot, monsters. I don’t actively believe in any of it. But still. The whole subject fascinates me. And so I figured I might as well – occasionally – post stuff along those lines that I find interesting. And the Gable film is one of them.
It has a habit of disappearing from Youtbe, but you can currently watch the full version here.
Now, this has been online for about two years. The story behind it is an elaborate one, linked (at least slightly) to the ‘legend’ of the Michigan Dogman. The video was allegedly – a la Blair Witch – found in a garage sale. It’s fairly easy to pick the story out of the video, at least after the initial dicking around, and to note that the last few frames, where the mouth appears on camera, are a little too opportune, and therefore most likely fake. Not necessarily, but most likely.
The video of the alleged ‘creature’ is quite compelling. (One of the few videos you’ll find, in fact, where it is). Theories persist as to whether it might be a bear, dog, big cat, gorilla or whatever, and it’s hard to say because it’s blurry and brief. But it ‘attacks’ without warning, and, from the way it moves, it doesn’t look much like a man in a costume or CGI. If it’s faked – say for a movie viral – it’s pretty damn good. My guess, if it is faked, would be a fucking big dog with a bear hide strapped to it.
Anyway, that’s been around for a bit. Then, a couple of months back, following TV coverage, someone posted this on Youtube:
I was at my little brother’s house Friday June 10th and my sister-in-law was watching Fox News. (She’s madly in lust with that Sean Hannity guy). A short segment came on about “the Beast of Bray Road”. Hannity then played a clip from a film named…”The Gable Film”.
Sirens went off in my head.
Our only uncle was a film nut in college, back in the seventies. He was always making home movies and beer commercials. He was even hired, (not for pay), to help the Michigan Department of Natural Resources investigate and document a bear attack, just north of Bellaire. (Our Grandmother worked in the Antrim County Courthouse,…. she had a hand in getting him the gig). The victim’s name was Aaron GABLE.
My mother tells us that after filming the attack scene, our Uncle John was so distraught that he packed up his stuff and moved to Florida, two weeks later!. Mom says his behavior was becoming very psychotic, he couldn’t sleep at night and he kept going on about how “bears have FIVE toes,….. dogs have four”!. Just a week after he left, a DNR officer hand-delivered the film that Uncle John made to my Mother’s house. It’s been in a box in the basement ever since.
Now, I seem to recall that these films usually lasted about five minutes or so, but the film we have is only about a minute long… and the end of it was obviously torn off, not cut clean. I wonder just how much is missing? We almost threw this film away just a couple of years ago, but I wound up buying a vintage projector on eBay, just to see what was on this film. (Boy, was I suprised). NOW,….. I find that there’s this “Gable” film out there?
I wonder if these two films are related. I’ll see if I can get it in better resolution, other than with Wifey’s camera-phone. (It might be expensive,….. but I’m sure it’ll be worth it).
One thing’s for certain, whatever it was on that clip that they played on Fox News,….. it sure didn’t look like no Bear.
Along with this clip, which – regardless of truth – is possibly a tad disturbing/distressing, so I’m not posting a preview image. It’s a body-find, matching one of the figures from the first video. Upper torso. No lower torso. No defensive wounds or blood-soaked ground, but – for those who have seen such images in the past – reasonably convincing. The car is supposed to be registered to an Aaron Gable, which means the victim in the film might be the woman from film one, rather than Aaron Gable himself.
It’s a curious case. And you can google it for more details. There’s nothing really supernatural about it, but the final seconds of the first film are intriguing. What the fuck is that? I hope it’s a neat upcoming film, rather than what it all appears to be.