A creature resembling the elusive Bigfoot has been caught on camera while wandering across a Colorado hillside.
The sighting took place in the San Juan National Forest, nestled near the borders of New Mexico and Utah.
A couple – Shannon and Stetson Parker – managed to capture this footage during a train ride from Durango to Silverton.
This elusive "Bigfoot" was observed walking on two legs before eventually sitting down to rest.
The Parkers were on the lookout for elk in the mountainous terrain when the unexpected sighting occurred.
Shannon, a 44-year-old contractor, recounted the astonishing moment when her husband, Stetson, first noticed the mysterious figure.
"We were looking for elk in the mountains, and my husband sees something moving and then can't really explain it. So he's like 'Bigfoot!'" she stated.
Describing the creature's size, Shannon mentioned, "It was at least six, seven feet or taller. It matched the sage in the mountains so much that he's like camouflaged when crouching down… if you asked before our trip, we would have said maybe [Bigfoot] could be real, but now we're convinced."
Bigfoot, a legendary cryptid often compared to the yeti, has fascinated and perplexed people for centuries. Sightings of this massive, ape-like creature have been reported in various parts of the United States, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, since the 1800s.
In a post about the legend, the Washington National Guard provided a description consistent with the Parkers' account, noting, "Those who claim to have seen Bigfoot have described everything from a large, upright ape to an actual hairy human, sometimes standing over eight feet tall and described as powerfully built. The debate and research continue."
The University of Arizona has proposed a theory that this folklore might be rooted in an extinct giant ape called Gigantopithecus, which coexisted with early humans.