A GROWING band of hunters are regularly scouring the British countryside in a bid to find a real-life Bigfoot.
They are part of an organisation that reckons a huge “apeman” is at large in the UK.
The British Bigfoot Sightings group has around 2,000 online members and probes claims that people have encountered mysterious beasts.
A man claimed that he saw a Bigfoot-like creature while on a train from Exeter to Bristol Temple Meads last year.
The witness said: “We were travelling through an area and in the fields to my right I saw something large in the middle of the field walking.
“It was walking kind of hunched over and all I could tell you was it was a black figure.
“ was watching the way the ‘thing’ was walking, almost towards the side of the field, it was edged right up to the hedgerow as if to walk alongside the hedge, almost like it was using the hedge for cover. To my eye whatever it was seemed to take massive strides.”
One UK Bigfoot researcher, Deborah Hatswell, said it was possible a a similar creature could still exist in Britain.
She said: “People who are open- minded about whether such a creature could exist in the vast forests of North America might think Britain is too built-up, but it’s actually not.
“When you look at the reports of sightings in this country, they tend to follow rivers and forests.
“There have always been folklore stories about wildmen living in the woods in this country – they date back centuries and those stories have continued.”
Medieval representations of Wild Men or Woodwoses
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