The large figure pauses for a second and looks around before it begins to walk again, two ‘big’ feet clearly captured on the camera.
It makes its way through the trees and then appears to jump over a branch and down a slope, landing a few feet below before disappearing into the shadows. The footage, believed to be filmed in the spring, was recently spotted by Carbon Media Group, which partnered with the Department of Natural Resources to install the cam. It was then posted on YouTube, where many commenters claimed it was simply just a human playing a prank in an ape suit.
ut others believed that the figure’s agility was a clear sign it was Bigfoot in the flesh.
‘Bigfoot for sure,’ one person commented. ‘A faker wouldn’t jump down into the gully with the big ape suit on – would take an easier path.’
‘I find this video intriguing,’ another wrote. ‘Either it some jerk acting or it’s the real deal.’
‘The arms looked long and it seemed to make an athletic move by jumping on the tree branch. Then it leaped a few feet to the ground.’
Jeff Meldrum, an Idaho State University professor who has studied Bigfoot at length, was likewise intrigued by the video.
‘It’s an interesting video,’ he told the Detroit Free Press. ‘But it remains just that, given the lack of scale and detail in the image.’
With already more than 300,000 views on YouTube, it is clear that both the mystery of Bigfoot – and the interest surrounding him – lives on. If it truly was Bigfoot he has traveled a long way in a few short weeks – he was reportedly spotted just last month in woods near Caerphilly Mountain in Wales.