"Shaman" Mistaken For Bigfoot In North Carolina

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In early August, there were multiple calls made about a potential "Bigfoot" traipsing through the hills of the Appalachian mountains at night. Sightings of Bigfoot, or the Sasquatch as the creature is also referred to, are not uncommon and have been taking place for decades. But what isn't common, is for a man to come forward saying it was a situation of mistaken identity.

Gawain MacGregor wearing his fur suit. BBC News

Gawain MacGregor is from the region, and admitted to being the "creature" that was seen by the Bigfoot 911, a Bigfoot spotting club. He says we was dressed in his suit made from raccoon skins performing a "shamanic" ritual, when members of the public caught sight of him on the night of August 4th.

He says that he puts on animal skins and wanders through the forest as a form of sacrament. Even though Mr. MacGregor has admitted to being the "creature" that was seen that night, members of Bigfoot 911 are adamant that what they saw was not a man dressed in fur, but the real creature.  

Gawain MacGregor in his "Bigfoot" suit made from the skins of

John Bruner and eight other members of Bigfoot 911 were out in the woods that night when they say they spotted a creature on two legs, covered in hair, that moved far faster than any human being could. Bruner even claims to have chased the creature and had a "stare down" with it. Apparently this creature was faster than every human on the planet except, John Bruner.

The Greenville Police Department released a statement after the incident;

“I think we can say with some confidence that proof of Bigfoot still eludes us. If you see Bigfoot, please do not shoot at him/her, as you’ll most likely be wounding a fun-loving and well-intentioned person, sweating in a gorilla costume.”

There have been reported Bigfoot sightings all over the continental US. Here is a map of reported sightings of this ever elusive creature.

A map of alleged Bigfoot sightings across the US.Pinterest