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A man in North Carolina claims to have captured the elusive Bigfoot on video in a short clip. Thomas Byers purports to have filmed the 5 second clip in Rutherford County last Tuesday.
According to Byers’ website, he and a friend were driving along a highway when “we both observed a large upright brown furry animal between six and seven feet tall come up out of the field beside the road and then it ran across the road in front of the pick up truck we were in.” Byers describes the short encounter. He reports that both he and his friend jumped out of the truck. Byers had a small video camera and was able to capture Bigfoot, or he refers to it—Knobby—as it ran across the road in front of the truck. He said he continued to watch the creature run up the side of a small mountain. He also maintained that while filming it, Knobby turned its head toward him and growled at him.
Although amazing, the clip shows a distorted image of something running. It is unfortunately very blurry and difficult to tell if the creature is real or someone in an ape costume. And we all know the Bigfoot legend has a shady history of faked footage.
Byers is no skeptic though. He talks about the experience on his site. “It was at one point only 15-20 foot from me and it happened so fast and shook me up so bad that I really didn’t understand what I had seen until it was up the side of the mountain and out of sight.” He goes on to talk about Bigfoot’s personal hygiene, or lack thereof. “One thing I know is the smell of it was horrid. It smelled like a cross between road kill and a skunk. And it did not like the fact that I was there on the road with it. In the video you can hear it snarl or growl at me as it crosses the road.”
Real or fake? Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory. Check out the video on his website and weigh in below.