Virginia man Randy O'Neal says he believes that Bigfoot exists after his father and friend took pictures of what he thinks could be the creature standing at a certain location along the Intracoastal Waterway.
O'Neal posted the pictures in a video to YouTube, including a lengthy story of his experience.
"Finally, a photo that is not blurry nor hidden behind a tree," O'Neal wrote. "A clear photo of Bigfoot standing out in the wide open. You be the judge."
In the video, O'Neal explains that for 25 years his family has discussed one previous encounter with Bigfoot, and that they had always wondered if it would return.
O'Neal explained that on a camping trip with his father and "Uncle Jap" as a teenager, the trio had been fishing and shooting beer cans when they decided to settle down near a creek for the night. They were about five miles from civilization on the Intracoastal Waterway.
When 15-year-old O'Neal and his family gathered around the fire, O'Neal reportedly saw a pair of red eyes observing them from the bushes, which apparently went on for 20 minutes before his father handed him a shotgun.
"Shoot the damn thing!" O'Neal's father had said.
After being shot, the animal allegedly let out a series of "blood curling" screams, then ran through the woods and into the water. Not another sound was heard that night.
In the morning, the trio found that a path had been cleared through the woods as if a deer had run through it.
Despite O'Neal's story, observers of the photos remain doubtful that Bigfoot actually made an appearance. Some have called the supposed creature nothing more than a tree stump.