Has the legendary Bigfoot creature been caught on video? Many people are catching sasquatch fever with the latest purported evidence.
A ferry operator in the northern part of Manitoba, Canada, claims to have shot some 2 minutes and 49 seconds worth of footage of a massive, hairy creature wading through a river last week.
The unidentified being reportedly stood between eight and ten feet tall and was seen walking upright calf-deep in water along a shore of the Nelson River, about 300 miles north of Winnipeg. Toward the end of the video, the creature appears to stare into the camera, though facial details are difficult to make out.
Bobby Clarke, who shot the footage with his camcorder, had been showing the video to hundreds of people in his home, but has since stopped, as published reports say he’s hoping a media outlet will pay money for the pictures.
Missy Flett, a self-described cynic, was stunned by the image of the creature.
“I was kind of skeptical when I went over,” Flett told the Globe and Mail newspaper on viewing the video. “But after seeing it, I truly believe it’s the real sasquatch.”
Others are less enthusiastic.
“I would say I’m very skeptical, because indeed most of these purported sightings prove to be hoaxes in the end,” James Hare, a zoology professor at the University of Manitoba, told the Canadian Press. “There is absolutely no credible scientific evidence of the existence of Bigfoot or sasquatch or whatever you want to call it.”
As WorldNetDaily reported last year, the most famous footage associated with the Bigfoot legend was revealed to be a hoax.
Thirty-six years after the fact, Bob Heironimus’ conscience finally caught up with him: He confessed to having donned a gorilla costume and appearing in the 1967 footage.
1967 footage of alleged ‘Bigfoot’ creature
“It’s time people knew it was a hoax,” Heironimus told the Washington Post.
For decades, the grainy film clip has fueled study and speculation about the existence of a large mysterious creature in the Pacific Northwest.
“It’s time to let this thing go,” he told the paper. “I’ve been burdened with this for 36 years, seeing the film clip on TV numerous times. Somebody’s making lots of money off this, except for me. But that’s not the issue – the issue is that it’s time to finally let people know the truth.”
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