Every year, there are thousands of reported sightings of Bigfoot in North America. While most take place in the Pacific Northwest, that's not the only area where a Sasquatch has been spotted. In fact, someone recently filmed what they claim is the mysterious creature in the woods of Georgia.
The video, which was shared by the @CryptidUniversity Instagram account, shows shaky footage of what appears to be a large ape-like animal with black fur bending over behind some trees in the distance. When the creature fully stands, it looks taller and bigger than a human. It then walks off as the person filming hides behind a tree.
Commenters on the video are torn on if it is real, with some writing things like, "Best footage I've seen in a while - that thing was huge," while others said, "They do all sorts of things for attention down in Georgia," and "Filmed in 2021? With a flip phone? And no backstory, location or anything?"
However, even experts are convinced that this clip could be real. Seth Breedslove, the documentary filmmaker behind On The Trail Of Bigfoot, told the Daily Star:
"The subject seems to be very large but the movement possibly gives away the potential for some trickery. The subject seems to be looking down at the ground as it turns indicating it might be a person in a suit who is having some difficulty judging the forest floor beneath them. It makes me think this is more than likely a hoax. The thing does appear to be large though, so maybe it's real? These videos always leave us with more questions than answers."
It might not be Bigfoot at all, it could be something else - the Southeast has its own version of Sasquatch called a Skunk ape. Named because of its odor, the creature has been spotted in Georgia, Florida, Alabama for hundreds of years. Perhaps this is another encounter with it.
For now, there is still no word on if the video shows Bigfoot, a Skunk ape or is just a hoax.