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Is this Bigfoot? Google Earth 'finds' mysterious hairy beast lurking in Canadian woodland

Image sparks speculation that a Sasquatch may be stalking the forests of North America

A video posted on YouTube claims to show a Bigfoot lurking in the woodland that runs alongside the Trans-Canada highway in British Columbia.

The clip, which has been viewed over 30,000 times, appears to capture a mysterious hairy beast moving among the trees in the west Canada state – although curiously, the creature can only be seen from one angle.

The video, which was uploaded by self-proclaimed “paranormal researcher” Wowforreeel, takes the form of several screen-grabs from Google’s interactive mapping programme Google Earth.

As the uploader zooms in on the woodland running alongside Canada’s longest national highway, a shadowy creature appears to emerge between the trees.

The upload has inevitably attracted a number of sceptics

The upload has inevitably attracted a number of sceptics, many of whom say the image of the fabled beast is actually more likely to be a burned tree stump.

Others appear keener to believe, however, with YouTube user Kevin Sherf posting: “I told you there was a Bigfoot…The proof is as plain as day.”