A southern cousin of Bigfoot has emerged from Lettuce Lake in Florida. Matthew McKamey, was canoeing on the lake when he spotted what could be the elusive Skunk Ape, wading in the waters in the thicket.
Once he spotted the creature he go out his cell phone and recorded the Skunk Ape, staying perfectly still for a little over 2 minutes. The sighting took place in late January, at first he thought it was a bear. Bears are very rare in itself to be seen in the warm humid Florida climate.(Video Below)
BigFootEvidence quoted him as saying,
“I never put much faith in the old skunk ape legends but when I looked closer I noticed that it had long, swinging arms and moved through very thick swamp with ease,” the website quoted him as saying. “Certainly can’t explain it myself.”
The skunk ape, also known as the swamp ape, stink ape, Florida Bigfoot, myakka ape, and myakka skunk ape, is a hominid cryptid said to inhabit the U.S. states of Florida, North Carolina, and Arkansas, although reports from Florida are more common. It is named for its appearance and for the unpleasant odor that is said to accompany it. According to the United States National Park Service, the skunk ape does not exist.
Reports of the skunk ape were particularly common in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1974, sightings of a large, foul-smelling, hairy, ape-like creature, which ran upright on two legs were reported in suburban neighborhoods of Dade County, Florida. Skeptical investigator Joe Nickell has written that some of the reports may represent sightings of the black bear (Ursus americanus) and it is likely that other sightings are hoaxes or misidentification of wildlife.