On Sunday, a passenger on the Narrow Gauge train from Durango to Silverton was distracted from her husband’s search for elk by a giant hairy creature.
They were in Cheyenne, Wyoming, when Stetson Tyler, Shannon Parker’s husband, said he thought he spotted Bigfoot.
Brandon, another traveler, captured the mystical beast on film.
Before he squats down and sits, the monster is seen in the footage stalking around the mountainside. As the supposed Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, paces back and forth and glances at the steam engine train, he will soon blend in with the dark brown shrubbery around him.
As the train continues to chug along, the camera eventually loses sight of the mythological monster.
Parker described the experience as “once in a lifetime,” adding that neither she nor Tyler had seen anything like it.
The video has gone viral on social media, where it has received both praise and criticism. Some think the footage is authentic, and others believe it was all a hoax.
More than three thousand people have liked the video after Out There Colorado uploaded it to their X account.
Users reacted by posting humorous memes and GIFs.
Another Bigfoot sighting from 2015, taken on film by hunter Josh Highcliffe, reappeared in August. Highcliffe uploaded the video to his channel after other Bigfoot hunters praised it as the most significant evidence they’d ever seen of the mythical creature.
Highcliffe claims that footage shot nine miles west of Tunica, Mississippi, shows a giant, broad-backed monster, possibly a gorilla, peeling bark off the stem of a tree.
Bigfoot’s origins can be traced back to 1958 when Humboldt Times reporter Andrew Genzoli featured a humorous reader letter about loggers who had discovered enormous footprints in northern California. The name for the unknown monster was conceived at that very instant.
It was quickly debunked after Ray Wallace exposed the discovery as a fraud in 2002.
According to those looking for Bigfoot, the ape known as Gigantopithecus blacki is thought to be hiding out in the Pacific Northwest forests and is alive and well.
Thousands across the United States, from California to Washington and Utah to Mississippi, claim photographic or other physical proof that Bigfoot exists.