Bigfoot Sighting in Southern Colorado, or Recent Hoax?

Is Bigfoot walking around your backyard? A recent visitor to the Monument area is sharing what she captured on video, and saw with her own eyes.

A choppy, 15-second video clip depicts a typical day on Palmer Ridge, until things get interesting along the treeline.

A shadowy figure saunters into the frame, long arms swinging by his side.

Reportedly, it's Bigfoot making a brief appearance near Monument.

"Never did believe it until I saw it for myself," said Denise Plante. She spotted the big guy during a recent barbecue.

"We heard a noise, and thought maybe we should take a closer look," Plante said.

11 News showed the video that's been posted online to residents in the area.

"I saw something move," said Kathy. "I seriously doubt it's bigfoot."

It's a hard sell for some.

"I don't think it's him. I've seen him. He's a little shorter," said Jim, an El Paso County resident.

Others could at least be swayed.

"That was him! I saw his long hair!" said Jim's son Finn.

Despite compelling video, and a telltale footprint, the whole thing boils down to two words.

"April Fool's!" Plante said.

Plante thought up the gag for her gig as a morning talk host on Denver's KOSI 101, choosing a southern Colorado setting by doing some homework.

"A lot of people have witnessed bigfoot at Pikes Peak, they claim," she said.

That part of the bigfoot story is true. Bigfoot researchers conducted expeditions in Colorado as recently as last August. But do believers think it's possible he spends time further downhill?

"I think it's cool!" said Cassie, who lives near Monument.

The whole truth may still be out there.

"We've been here a long time and I haven't met him yet," said Cassie's mom. "But I'd like to."

You can weigh in on the big guy's existence yourself by taking the poll on our home page

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  • by Joshua Location: Palmer on Apr 5, 2009 at 10:01 PM
    Shame on you. Why make fun of a serious subject? Grow up and report on NEWS.
  • by bill on Apr 4, 2009 at 10:16 PM
    Excellent! Thanks for the great laugh. BTW, he is out there...
  • by ME Location: CS on Apr 4, 2009 at 07:35 AM
  • by Sandra Location: C/S on Apr 3, 2009 at 03:20 PM
    This may have been my son running around. We call him our big foot since she wears a size 15 shoe and is 6'4" tall weighing in at 280 pounds. Not fat, just big!
  • by Martinez Location: Southside on Apr 3, 2009 at 08:59 AM
    It looked like Chewbacca
  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2009 at 05:35 AM
    The best ever was the guy who said "that is was not Bigfoot, I have seen Bigfoot and he is much smaller;" man, I bet fell out of my chair. I have been called a hillbilly, redneck, etc...and even seen a UFO once, but this guy makes me feel alright.
  • by ... Location: c/s on Apr 2, 2009 at 06:36 PM
  • by sissy Location: c/springs on Apr 2, 2009 at 11:27 AM
    History Channel was investigating all of the sightings of something in our mountain area that has been following the elk herds..very interesting story..they have foot prints that don't match any animals in this area ...even the bear. Made a believer out of me
  • by Pat on Apr 2, 2009 at 09:27 AM
    Yeah,right. Anyway, it would make for a great Halloween costume. Make sure it dries out first from being used in the snow before you pack away the costume. P.S.:Why are these videos ALWAYS shot from far away and so jumpy? Maybe so viewer cannot really analyze it?
  • by Mommy of 2 Location: Springs on Apr 2, 2009 at 07:57 AM
    Probably someone walking in the woods. SOMEONE NOT SOMETHING.
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