On October 24th, Josh Highcliff was out hunting hogs near Tunica, Mississippi. What happened that day is something that scared and confused Josh. Suffice it to say, he is desperate for an explanation.
Here is exactly what I seen, I’m not sure what it is but can someone please tell me? Is there a person who can do video analyses or something? I got scared and ran away, i wish i stayed to keep taking the movie.
Date: october 24 – 2013
Where: about 9 miles west of Tunica, Mississippi on my hunting property
Time: about 6pm
I was out hunting hogs, just sitting in a part of the swamp i have heard em before…it is not too far from a road. I was wearing hunting camo and just sitting dead still waiting for it to get dark, cause thats when the hogs come out. I hear a noise behind the tree i was sitting on, i thought it was the hogs, when i got around i could not believe my own two eyes.
There was this huge black thing crouched by a dead cypress about 50 yards away, i thought it was a hog but saw these big shoulders and a head upright with hands. It looked like it was digging out the stump. My first instinct was to run, i did not even think of shooting…then i know no one will believe me…it was like everything slowed down…i was scared! I took out my iphone and started videotaping it..i guess i pushed the record button twice cause it stopped blinking red.. but i pushed it again. I hear a truck driving down the road and the thing stood up!! I was trying to be dead quiet…when it stood up i could not control myself and ran. That stump was huge and i’d guess the sucker was 7feet tall, i am a hunter and am pretty darn good at guessing size.
that’s no bear!
I don’t know what to think.. if someone can tell me what it is or if somone was trying to prank me i, I don’t want to go back on my land. this is the first movie i have ever put on youtube..the video looks better on my phone and computer
I always heard stories of skunk ape and honey island swamp monster from these parts but never thought about it being real ever.
has anyone seen anything like this in mississippi?
Here is the stabilized video that just came out today 10/31/13 from Sasquatch Canada:
If Josh isn’t trying to pull something here, we can certainly say, this is not a bear. The subject does match the descriptions given in the past, with the alleged size and build of a Skunk Ape often being much smaller and more slender than a Bigfoot. Skunk Ape’s are frequently described as appearing more in line with human dimensions.
Now, if I were trying to hoax such a sighting, a small Skunk Ape would be much easier than a full on giant Bigfoot. I don’t mean to be so obtuse about it, but lets be honest, we have plenty of reason to mistrust these videos.
The Skunk Ape, also known as the Swamp Ape, Stink Ape, Myakka Ape and more recently, the Palmetto Monster is said to mainly inhabit areas of the Everglades.
This photo was taken by a woman in her back yard near the Myakka River in Sarasota county Florida and mailed to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department. It is known in some circles as the Myakka Ape and is still unexplained.
Now, I know what you’re saying, that thing doesn’t look physically like a human! Well, we are dealing with an enigma here. We don’t know if any of these photos are the real deal. The following picture shows the smaller stature example, closer to what Josh recorded:
I admit, I’m no expert on Skunk Apes. For that we’d have to talk to Dave Shealy or Tim Fasano. I’m sure both of these guys are studying this video as we speak and we’ll probably hear from them in the near future.
Until then, we are left to decide on our own. Could this be an elusive throwback species or just another hoax?
Note: After adding the stabilized video, I’m still not sold that this couldn’t be hoaxed. However, it does look an awful lot like a primate of some sort and I am leaning toward it being authentic. Is it a Sunk Ape? More likely a chimpanzee.
Contributors to this article include the following:
GT: ‘Palmetto Monster’ Deconstructed
GT: Tim Fasano Claims To Have Skunk Ape Video
GT: ‘Skunk Ape’ Loves Victoria’s Secret