Creatures, Myths & Legends
Mysteries revisited: the Josh Highcliff 'skunk ape' footage
By T.K. Randall
October 25, 2022 · 24 comments
Is this a Bigfoot, a bear, or something else ? Image Credit: YouTube / Josh Highcliff
This footage of an alleged Bigfoot-type creature emerged 8 years ago and has remained a topic of debate ever since.
On October 28th, 2013, a hunter named Josh Highcliff uploaded a clip to his YouTube channel showing what appeared to be a large bipedal creature covered in dark hair.
Reportedly filmed around 9 miles west of Tunica, Mississippi at 9pm in the evening, the creature - described as a 'skunk ape' - can be seen crouched down and digging out a tree stump.
After a few seconds it stands, revealing its true stature, before Highcliff turns and flees.
"There was this huge black thing crouched by a dead cypress about 50 yards away, I thought it was a hog but saw these big shoulders and a head upright with hands," he wrote.
"It looked like it was digging out the stump. My first instinct was to run, I did not even think of shooting... then I know no one will believe me... it was like everything slowed down... I was scared!"
"I took out my iPhone and started videotaping it... I guess I pushed the record button twice cause it stopped blinking red... but I pushed it again. I hear a truck driving down the road and the thing stood up!! I was trying to be dead quiet... when it stood up I could not control myself and ran."
"That stump was huge and I'd guess the sucker was 7 feet tall, I am a hunter and am pretty darn good at guessing size. That's no bear!"
While many have dismissed the video as little more than a hoax, others remain unconvinced.
Even today, 8 years on, there are still those who remain adamant that the video is genuine.
You can check out the original clip below - what do you think it shows ?
Source: Lad Bible
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