(ABC News) -- A couple of campers got the scare of their lives the day before Halloween after they spotted what they claim was the infamous Bigfoot.
In a video posted to YouTube on Oct. 30, “Beard Card,” who did not want his name made public, said he was camping with some friends near Squaw Peak and Little Rock Canyon in Provo Canyon, Utah, and initially thought he saw a deer.
“We wanted to get a closer look at [it],” he said in a YouTube post. “On our way up, we thought we saw a bear, until the monster stood up and looked right at us. We ran straight to the car after that, leaving our tent and everything behind. It’s probably still up there.”
The original video has garnered more than 4.3 million YouTube hits and has sparked debate amongst Bigfoot enthusiasts about whether or not the furry beast is actually seen in the video.
For self-proclaimed “Bigfoot Hunter” Tom Biscardi, this sighting seems “to be the real deal.”
“If you look at the shoulders of the creature, with no arms and no neck, it looks like a creature that is waiting there and looking around, asking, What is going on here?” he said. “It was laying a little dormant there and to me, bears can go on two legs to smell the air and/or see if someone is there in their territory. In my opinion, it was not a bear, it looked pretty damn good.”
Biscardi, who runs searchingforbigfoot.com, said he has been hunting Bigfoot for 45 years and said he has had seven encounters with the mystical creature. He has produced several Bigfoot documentaries, including “Bigfoot Lives.”