Dennis Guern and I worked on measuring and examining this hands-foot cast from the US South. We also examined the "white cast" from the same area.
16" from big toe tip to heel edge.
7" width at the ball of the foot widest area.
3-1/2" across the heel.
Depth of print at the big toe 1-1/2" in the mud
Depth of print at the inside of the foot - 1 3/4" in mud
Big toe 3" x 1-3/4" wide
Second toe 2-1/4" x 3/4" wide
Third toe 2-1/4" x 1" wide
Fourth toe 2" x 1" wide
Fifth toe 2" x 1-1/4" wide
You can see above that the cast and hand prints had mud clinging to it. Dennis slowly and methodically removed the mud and I examined it to find several hairs. The hairs were from the knuckle area and they were a golden strawberry blond sort of tone. As soon as I get a chance to use a lit microscope on them, I will share their characteristics.
We have a difficult time trying to discern why the hands were near the foot. If you turn this cast over to the original positioning, it would appear that someone dug their hands into the mud, knuckles down as if scooping. We think the hands and foot may be incidental to each other and not related, just happened to occur in this space.
Lets move on to the White Cast -
15" tip of big toe to heel edge
6-1/4" across widest part of foot near ball
3-3/4" across the heel
Big toe measured 2 -3/4" x 1-1/2" wide
Second toe measured 2-12" x 1-1/4" wide
Third toe measured 2-1/2" x 1" wide
Fourth toe measured 2" x 1" wide
Pinkie toe measured 1-3/4" x 1-1/4" wide
Depth of print at the big toe area was 1-1/2" deep in mud.
From what we can compare of these two prints:
*They are not the same individual.
*They weigh approximately the same, approximately same height
*Toes are similar in size
The white cast has some great details on the bottom - it shows the ligaments along the outside of the foot and the inside of the foot are quite pronounced upon stepping. One thing we find with these prints is that the weight is not transferred on the ball of the foot as ours are. The foot does not depend on vertical dynamics, but horizontal dynamics. These two longitudinal ligaments act like a stiff elastic that allows horizontal dynamics, snowshoe walking. It makes a good deal of sense for someone who is built for mountainous terrains where the foot dynamics are more important to hold all the weight and the ligaments to handle hoisting one up.
What occurs when a foot is horizontally dynamic, the feet move forward as if on snowshoes, one foot almost in front of the over, with hips that are loose and flexible, butt and leg muscles that are overdeveloped from dropping center of gravity, head doesn't bob hardly at all.
Try walking so that your center of gravity is lowered, and your head doesn't bob, hips stay same height from the ground and legs bend do all the work - it is a creeper walk. We see this a lot in BF videos, along with the on-all-fours walk/gallop that is easy given shorter legs, longer body and longer arms. On us, our butt would be in the air, for them their back is even on all four.
We are seeing "unnaturally" flat looking prints because weight is distributed this way for us. If you and I walk in mud, we press our ball of our foot and toes into it, when we step down, we dig the heel in. For a very muscular type of man (not our kind of man, another kind of man) who is built for mountainous territories, this adaptation makes great sense to have a flexible but very strong foot. You do not see these guys getting frostbite and I am supposing that they do not have the surface capillaries we have that can freeze in fingers and toes. With keratinized tough skin and no surface capillaries, they would have skin that projects as a blue gray and that is what is reported for Bigfoot.
In this video below, MK Davis shows a habituation site's individual doing the creeper walk.
In this video below, MK Davis shares the habituation site individual doing an on-all-four walk.