According to reports a man vacationing in Henderson County says he spotted – and videoed – what he believes to be a Bigfoot.
Eric Walters from Boone just asks that viewers keep an open mind.
“Either there’s a Sasquatch out there or someone is trying to play a practical joke,” said Walters, who was walking his dog, Zippy, on Thursday morning when he spotted the creature.
Walters said he was renting a cabin on Buck Forest Road with his wife and another couple when he shot the video on his phone.
An official with an Asheville vacation rental company, however, said Friday the video was shot at a rental cabin at 41 Gold Anchor Lane, off N.C. 9 south of Black Mountain, not in Henderson County.
Gay Weber, chief marketing officer with Carolina Mornings Inc., says the company’s rental sign is clearly visible in the video. Weber also said he’s familiar with the site because he’s been there.
“I’m flattered that even Bigfoot knows that Carolina Mornings is the best vacation rental company in Western North Carolina,” Weber joked Friday.
He said the company has been getting a lot of questions from people who watched the video and saw the rental sign.
“My inbox is blowing up,” Weber said.
He said he has never seen Bigfoot on Gold Anchor Lane, “but it is a great cabin in a beautiful location.”
This is not the first time there has been a Bigfoot sighting in the Tar Heel State.
In 2011, Thomas Byers of Shelby shot video of a Sasquatch crossing the road in Rutherford County about 300 miles away from where Walters spotted his Bigfoot.
Byers saw the seven-foot-tall creature leave a field and cross in front of his truck, ABC reported.
He said: ‘It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.’
Check out Bigfoot sighting North Carolina video below.