The Alaska Dispatch has reported that a video of a purported Bigfoot was taken near Ketchikan, Alaska has shown up online.

A YouTube user — known only as putua76 — posted a shaky video that purports to capture the image of a HAIRY HOMINID as it moves through the forest. The original uploader explained the event:

“I was on a logging road in Ketchikan hiking with my friend when I saw it! Boy did my heart start racing!! It was about 40 yards from the road! Not sure if it knew I was there or not, because the noise of flowing water from the stream. It seemed to travel fast! It made my hair stand up!! At one point you can see a whitish yellowish thing in it’s hand! I believe it was skunk cabbage. Not sure, but it is in bloom.”

As it is with most video clips that purpot to show an UNCLASSIFIED creature, the image is difficult to see, often hidden behind trees and partially or totally obscured, but the videographer is sure of what he shot on video:

“You see it jump and after that point it just seems to disappear. There was a lot of brush and trees between it and I, I could not tell where it had gone. It was a scary sort of exciting feeling at the same time!! We went to search for tracks but the river bed where we thought it was walking was full of perfect skiping rocks, we found no prints! If there is a Bigfoot, Sasquatch, or Kushtaka I swear I saw him!!”

According to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO,) this would be the first reported sighting of a bigfoot in Ketchikan, although there have been 21 previous sightings in Alaska, eight of which have occurred in Fairbanks or “Southeast Fairbanks.”