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A Florida Fisherman Took This Photograph of a Skunk Ape & It’s Gone Viral Now (Video)

Sunday, January 4, 2015 2:46
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I personally believe if anyone thinks this is real they should have their head examined. – JP
The bigfoot world is buzzing with the release of the first major photo of 2015. John Rodriguez, a 66-year-old fisherman from Florida, claims to have taken the crystal clear photo of a bathing skunk ape seen above. The photo and story were released by

It isn’t very often such a clear bigfoot image is seen, and this one is certainly being passed around and discussed. The image is being heavily debated, with everyone having their own opinion. Some believe the image is real, others believe a costume.

Ben Hansen of the SyFy channel’s ‘Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files’ thinks the image is photoshopped:

“To be more precise, the face of a gorilla that has been digitally added to the photo with editing software. Although I originally suspected the creature suit was actually in the water when the photo was taken, I started to notice shadows in front of the Bigfoot that appeared to be an inconsistent length and shape with the rest of the photo.”

“Additionally, there appears to be some heavy digital editing touch-up to the fur around the face and where the body meets the water. I’m now leaning more toward believing the whole creature was pasted into the image and then branches and twigs were added in the foreground. The branches also could have really been in the scene, but they were later edited as separate layers so Bigfoot looks like he’s now behind them, sitting in deep contemplation.”

The skunk-like stripe on the creature is also something we find interesting, seeing how the Florida bigfoot is known as the “Skunk Ape”. We found some artwork by artist Justin Arnold that bears a striking resemblance to the creature in the photo.

So what do you think? Is the Rodriguez photo the real deal, or just an elaborate hoax?

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