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Bigfoot Encounter Spooks Utah Hikers [Video]


A group of Utah hikers who thought they were looking at a bear may have stumbled across the legendary Bigfoot, according to Grind TV.

When a group of friends decided to embark on a journey through the Utah wilderness, they anticipated running into a wide assortment of wildlife. In fact, the hikers brought along a camera in case they happened upon something worth filming. Of course, the last thing they expected to encounter in the forest was a very hairy creature walking around on two legs.

The individuals in the video recently uploaded to YouTube thought they were spying a bear hanging out in the woods. However, all of that changed when the creature raised up and looked at them. Instead of sticking around to see what happened next, the hikers immediately ran towards safety.

Beard Card explained the thrilling encounter with FOX 13, explaining that he and his friends initially thought they were looking at a bear.

“But when it stood up and looked at us–and we assumed it was a bear up to that point–but, when it stood up and looked at us, it was this massive animal. We don’t know what it was. I mean, none of us believe in Bigfoot, so … we’ve talked about it over and over again since Monday when it happened and all of us are positive that thing wasn’t a bear,” he explained.

Bigfoot and its ilk are having a very popular year. In addition to the encounter caught on tape in Utah’s Provo Canyon, Spike TV is reportedly preparing an entire reality show around the capture of the legendary creature. The network is currently putting together a show entitled Ten Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty, a program which promises big cash to proof of Bigfoot’s existence.

Tim Duffy, Spike TV’s Senior Vice President of Original Series, explained that the cable channel will partner with international insurance market Lloyd’s of London to bring the concept to the small screen.

“If this series idea had come in without that Lloyd’s of London mark attached to it, I don’t think we would have taken it seriously, but that’s no small chunk of change,” Duffy explained to The Huffington Post. “What it signified to us was an opportunity to attract the best scientists, zoologists, trackers and Bigfoot hunters in the world in an attempt to prove or disprove its existence.”

One individual who doesn’t need convincing is Bigfoot hunter John Reed. In October, the Pennsylvania man was enjoying some quality time with his girlfriend inside their recreational vehicle when the legendary creature started throwing rocks at them

Reed, who described the suspect as “very large, brown in color, and walks somewhat hunched over,” believes Sasquatch is responsible for the damage his RV sustained that fateful evening.

“Something stood up on her side of the truck,” Reed explained. “She seen the eyes glaring in the light of the truck, stood up and walked this way into the woods. Do I believe in Bigfoot? Yes I do. Have I had sightings of what I believe to be Big Foot? Yes.”

Recent bigfoot sightings have not been limited to the United States. A number of yeti sightings were reported in Russia back in September, prompting International Centre of Hominology head Igor Burtsev to embark on an expedition to find the beast.

“We have good evidence of the yeti living in our region, and we have heard convincing details from experts elsewhere in Russia and in the US and Canada,” Burtsev stated. “The description of the habits of the Abominable Snowmen are similar from all over the world.”

One of the encounters in Russia took place on the bank of a river. A local fisherman who stumbled across the yeti was understandably spooked by the creature.

“We saw some tall animals looking like people. Our binoculars were broken and did not let us see them sharply,” the man explained. “We waved at the animals but they did not respond, then quickly ran back into the forest, walking on two legs. We realized that they were not in dark clothes but covered by dark fur. They did walk like people.”

Do you believe in Bigfoot? Do you think the creature spotted by Utah hikers was a Sasquatch or a bear?

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37 Responses to “Bigfoot Encounter Spooks Utah Hikers [Video]”

  1. Kristin Galvin

    If the footage includes people running away in supposed fright = fake.

  2. Kate Kastorff

    I read a good book some years back about a Siberian prison break by 12 men. The escape in and of itself was incredible but then they had to walk 1,200 miles across the Himilayas to India. Several of the men died due to exposure and falling but a paragraph was dedicated to seeing large furry creatures on two feet who were blocking a pass the prisoners needed to cross. They say they spent an hour they couldn't afford waiting for the creatures to move on but they didn't. They appeared to be guarding something and kept looking at the men cowering behind a rock. Because this book was dedicated to a prison escape and not to Yeti, I have decided the Yeti may indeed be real. Just sayin'.

  3. John Cockrell

    In what way? It's the people that DON'T run away from a giant hairy primate with nothing between them but air that trips my fake-0-meter…

  4. Ardie Sea Lemons

    Good illusion. This is not Bigfoot. It's a wild turkey fanning out it's feathers. The trees and branches give the illusion of arms. You can see the circular outline expanding out uniformly as the feathers fan out. Mystery solved. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Jurina Isom

    I thought it was a bear until it stood up. The arms and head look more like a gorilla to me. From afar I am uncertain what type of creature this is or if its a man in a suit.

  6. Antonia Smith

    One look at 35 seconds, no way to tell in two seconds with brush in the way.They got great ground footage while running away.There are reports from around the world about these animals and I wont say it does not exist this video will not prove or disprove.

  7. James Turner

    This thing kept turning its head to the right and appeared to maneuver its head to see what the people were doing. I could make out what appears to be a flat face and no snout. When it stood up it took a step no bear could take. Its physical appearance was not that of a bear. I think this thing stooped down behind bushes thinking or hoping the people would just pass by and when they didn't it stood up and walked away. Most animals would have bolted and ran if they were frightened just like the humans.

  8. Jeffrey Schoonmaker

    the branchs were snapped like twigs and no saw of any sort used at the camp, look at footage at very end where there eating, i cant make it out, but looks like something standing in the back ground near trees, im not sure what that is.the prison break story of creatures blocking a passage way sounds interesting.

  9. Anonymous

    These guys could of solved one of the greatest mysteries ever by simply holding on to your balls and running towards the thing to get a good clear shot… instead they ran and pee'd their pants.. I believe the video is real. I would think you would hoax something better than that.

  10. Javan Pohl

    The whole time, I was thinking, "OK, how are they going to get away from NOT getting a clear shot? ('cause you know, there's never a non-grainy, obscured video of "bigfoot"). Oh–they're running away… laaaame." What's funny is, they already thought they were filming something that could easily kill them, (and coincidentally, you're NOT supposed to run away from if you see one) but as soon as it becomes what would solve one of the biggest animal kingdom mysteries of all time… they run away (which, again, you're NOT supposed to do if you see a dangerous predator). "OMG–the legendary humanistic vegetarian! RUN AWAY!" LOL, and just about any normal person, even if they did initially run away, would stop after a moment of running and go, "damn… I should probably go back and try to get a better picture." I honestly can't believe people still believe in Bigfoot. We've been about to film elusive species that live 5 miles deep in the ocean. We've caught multitudes of legendary giant squids. We fricken found Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Yet we can't get more evidence of Bigfoot than a footprint or some grainy footage? Pfft… please. If it were that hard to find, all the videos and pictures wouldn't be of it just strolling along in the woods.

  11. Virginia Martin

    Yeah, bigfoot is going for a long walk, out in the open for the world to see! You people have got to be kidding. How many of you have been kidnapped and taken to another planet? Use common sense people.

  12. Jill Moran

    So does the new show "Ten Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty" mean that proof must be at all costs including shooting the creature? This creature isn't hurting anything or anyone. It's humans pursuing it. I hope to God that they only require video that can be verified. Anything other than that is slaughter.

  13. Terri Sunday

    So funny! Okay, um….. I would believe in a UFO before I would believe in a bigfoot, unless you are including my ex mother in law in the footage, then, yes…..I would believe in bigfoot LOL.

  14. Robert Gifford

    just because it hasn't been killed an mounted doesn't mean it doesn't exist, lots of new critters are found every day all over the planet that we never knew existed, too many have claimed to have seen this not to have some kind of creature (though personally I think the vast majority are just bears they see).

  15. Everett Edward Perry Jr

    So, here's the question–does believing or not believing in the Bigfoot really change anything? Someday, if it's a real creature, the world will know for sure, just as with other unknown species which have been discovered. The thing is that no one is forced to believe in any creature; but if you should happen to see it for yourself, that will end the mystery– right?

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