Chuck Headley posted photos of a large five-toed footprint on the Bigfoot Believers Facebook group, sparking a heated debate among the members.
The mysterious print, which was spotted in Ritchie County, West Virginia, had the outline of five stumpy toes and seemed to show that the beast had strolled out of a small body of water.
However, not everyone was impressed by Headley’s discovery. Some users on the Facebook group questioned why there was only one footprint and no other signs of the creature’s presence.
They suggested that the footprint could have been made by another animal or even faked by someone.
“Why only one print?” one user wrote. “Why is there always only ONE footprint? What? Bigfoot only hops on one foot then lands a mile away?”
The global fascination with Bigfoot dates back to 1967, when footage emerged in the Six Rivers National Forest.
The renowned “Patterson-Gimlin” footage, a three-minute, grainy clip, showcased a hairy creature moving through the woods, marking the purported first-ever filming of Bigfoot by adventurers Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin.
Despite the intrigue surrounding Bigfoot, experts generally dismiss claims of its existence as lacking credibility. The prevailing consensus among specialists is that belief in the existence of this large, ape-like creature is more likely a result of hoaxes or confusion rather than legitimate sightings of an actual creature.