While there have been sightings of a tall, hairy creature in the woods of North America for hundreds of years, the modern bigfoot craze can be traced back to the Northern California barely halfway through the 20th century.
That’s when Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson captured one of the most famous pieces of motion picture footage of all time:
That footage, which came to us all the way back in 1967, kicks off a pop culture phenomenon that spawned decades of movies, films, documentaries, video game characters, and more.
Now, 55 years later, a strange new video is making the rounds in the sasquatch-research community, and it has some striking similarities to the Patterson-Gimlin film.
An intriguing piece of footage from Michigan shows a rather sizeable creature in the process of crossing a river and some suspect that the strange beast could be Bigfoot. A group known as the Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization received the wild report earlier this month from an individual named Eddie, who claimed that their cousin spotted the strange scene while “kayaking on the Cass River.” The man initially provided them with a remarkable photo that appears to capture a bipedal creature crossing the river while seemingly holding something in its arms. Fortunately, Eddie subsequently shared a brief video of the eerie encounter which provides a somewhat better glimpse of the oddity.
There is no consensus yet among bigfoot enthusiasts as to the veracity of the footage, but, even at first glance, the videotape is worth taking a look at.