By Tim Binnall
A pair of hikers in Ohio claim to have captured some rather fantastic footage of Bigfoot roaming through a forest, but not everyone is convinced that it was a genuine Sasquatch encounter. The alleged incident reportedly took place back on January 12th as the two men were visiting Salt Fork State Park near the village of Lore City. They subsequently uploaded the footage to their YouTube channel, We Do It Outdoors, in early February and it has since gone viral this week.
In the somewhat lengthy video, they explain that they went to the wooded area to fly drones and were surprised when the UAV filmed some bones that appear to have come from a large animal, possibly a deer, as well as "a lot of hair." A subsequent flyover of the area reveals a large, dark mass moving in the forest. Wondering if perhaps they had spotted a legendary Sasquatch-creature that has come to be known in the area colloquially as the Ohio Grassman, the duo returned to the area where the anomaly was spotted in attempt to investigate further.
It is at that point that they captured footage of what seems to be a hairy, bipedal creature walking through the woods. One of the witnesses can be heard gasping "it's the Ohio Grassman." They continue filming the alleged creature while whispering "look at it, it's not a person. Look at the hair." The pair then gets fairly close to the purported Bigfoot and one of the men opines that "you'd be pretty stupid to walk out here in a suit. You'd get shot." Eventually, the hikers lost sight of the alleged creature as it disappeared behind some trees and they decided to depart the area.
Since being posted to YouTube on February 2nd, the video has amassed around 150,000 views so far and spawned headlines around the world. While some Bigfoot enthusiasts marveled at the remarkable scene, other observers expressed considerable skepticism about the video, specifically how it was edited to be more of a presentation rather than simply showing the raw footage of Sasquatch. As for the creature itself, doubtful viewers contend that it looks more like a person in a suit rather than an actual Bigfoot, especially the way in which it walks. With that in mind, what's your take on the hikers' footage? Share your thoughts with us at the Coast to Coast AM Facebook page.