A NORTH Carolina man claims to have video of the legendary Bigfoot.
Thomas Byers was driving with a friend when he said he saw Bigfoot cross Golden Valley Church Road in Rutherford County on Wednesday.
Naturally, he whipped out his video camera and was able to capture a five-second video from about 4.5 to 6m away.
"It ran across the road and into the woods right in front of us and I was able to film it," Mr Byers wrote in an email to WCNC-TV.
"In the short video you can hear it snarl or growl at me."
And Bigfoot, he said, was in desperate need of a shower.
"One thing I know is the smell of it was horrid. It smelled like a cross between road kill and a skunk. And it did not like the fact that I was there on the road with it. In the video you can hear it snarl or growl at me as it crosses the road," he said.
Mr Byers detailed the event on a personal website where he has posted the video and a handful of pictures.
In the description, he explained that Bigfoot, or Knobby as the beast is known locally, has been "spotted for years".
Commenters on his site remained divided over the authenticity of the video, but Mr Byers said he was satisfied simply to have experienced the moment.
"It was truly one of the most amazing things that I have ever seen," he said on his website.
Representatives of the American Bigfoot Society and the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organisation did not immediately respond to requests for comment.