|There's something in the swamps of Florida|
|Newspaper article on the Skunk Ape|
|A tall hairy beast prowls the swamps|
|Newspaper article on the Swamp Ape|
Two weeks later Buddy’s son would come tell me about the sighting and after a little an hour on the phone, I persuaded Buddy to come meet with me and show me where the sighting took place. Buddy, which is not his real name, did not want to make a big deal out of the sighting. Buddy is a shy reclusive person, who does not wish to seek any publicity. He felt that even with the video, he was still going to be called hoaxer. He showed me the video and though not great quality, did show something standing erect in the palmetto field. We ventured out to Devil’s Creek Swamp and he first showed me the tree stand and then where the creature stopped and looked at him. He show me where it exited the palmettos onto a dirt road. Even after two weeks, you could still see the tracks the animal left behind. I took a casting of one of them. My wife photographed the entire trip. Comparing me, standing in the same place as the creature, we also estimated the creature to be over eight feet tall. The Footprints measured fourteen feet from toe to toe. We followed the tracks until we lost them in the swamps. This sighting is one of the most creditable of Florida’s version of Bigfoot, which we call the Skunk Ape.
|The Florida Skunk Ape|
|The prowls the swamps|
|Another article on the Skunk Ape|
|The Myakka Skunk Ape photo|
|David Lauer, myself and Stacy Brown on a bigfoot hunt|
|Stacy Brown's famous Thermal Bigfoot video. |
Watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EhysGrkf4k
|A picture from Mike Falconer's Skunk Ape video. |
You can watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrmzok_aMDI
|Dave Shealy's Skunk Ape Research HQ in Ochopee Florida|
|Me and the Skunk Ape|
In Ochopee there is the world's only Skunk Ape Research Headquarters. Owned and operated by Dave Shealey. Dave is Florida's self-appointed Skunk Ape expert. Slim, in his mid-forties, he wears dark, wraparound sunglasses, a hat with a band of alligator teeth, and no shoes."There's never been a documented case of anyone ever being physically attacked by a Skunk Ape," he says, reassuringly. "But also, there's a lot of people that go into the Everglades that never come out."
Dave has been studying the Skunk Ape "pretty much all my life" and describes it as six to seven feet tall and 350 to 450 pounds. He guesses that there are between seven and nine of the creatures around here, in a waterlogged and buggy wetland of buzzards and alligators.
|I found this little piece at Gatorama.|
|The new photo of the Skunk Ape complete with white hair streak.|