YouTube video claims to show skunk ape in Myakka River State Park

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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 4:47 pm | Updated: 11:47 am, Wed Nov 12, 2014.

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. - People are once again claiming that they have spotted the rare and elusive skunk ape. They say they spotted Florida's version of Bigfoot at Myakka River State Park. But could it be?

A video that was reportedly taken on March 2nd 2013 in the state park was posted to YouTube -- yes it's grainy, and the creature is far away -- but it appears to show some what some people say is a human-like form; perhaps a wild beast, perhaps a man in a gorilla suit.

Either way, several people stopped their cars along the road to snap photos. One group was even trying to catch up with the creature.

Others claim they found its tracks in the area where they saw it preying on a deer.

The best views of the creature are at the 2:03-2:08 mark of the video. We’ll let you decide what it was.

This is not the first time somebody has claimed to photograph a skunk ape in Sarasota County.  A Sarasota woman took photos of what she first though was an orangatan near I-75.  She sent the photos and a letter to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office detailing the encounter.


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  • stevie strings posted at 11:43 am on Sat, Jun 22, 2013.

    stevie strings Posts: 2

    We heard of the stories of Colton and his cousin,but they have no proof that they had hoax it. Hoaxer usaully record thier results for a laugh but what you read is just another post from some one who wanted to read thier name or is known as a comment Troll who post to start a controvesy.[smile]

  • crabbysam posted at 3:58 pm on Fri, Jun 14, 2013.

    crabbysam Posts: 15

    It's mind blowing that Mysuncoast/ Drudgereport and others didn't do any fact checking whatsoever on this stupid hoax.

    Had one reporter even bothered going to Youtube to the original source (the uploader of this video) they would have read that this was two of their cousins in ghillie suits pretending to be the swamp creature.

    C'mon, what kind of news station doesn't conduct even a cursory fact check.

  • stevie strings posted at 8:06 pm on Fri, May 31, 2013.

    stevie strings Posts: 2

    I was there with an instensive research team(The Sasquatch was joined by other teams from around the country to use science and state of the art tech tools to investigate this siting.We stayed in the surrounding areas camping for 4 days and had a local town meeting on simular site reports.We came up with very interesting results.The investigation is still ongoing..


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