Aug 08, 2014 I Paul Seaburn

Is This a Bear, a Costumed Human or Something Else?

A video of what appears to be a black bear walking upright through a New Jersey neighborhood has residents wondering if it’s a talented bear, a human in a bear costume or something else. Take a look and see for yourself.

The video was taken at 5:45am on August 4 by Ian Bohman of Oak Ridge, New Jersey. He used his cell phone to record the bear walking across the street, rummaging in a trash can and stolling to the woods with a very humanlike gait.

The Jefferson Township police department got a copy of the video along with numerous calls and said it’s an injured bear. A person in the department who apparently knows something about bears said this:

We all know there is an injured bear in town. Hurt bears often walk on their hind legs to compensate for their wounded paws, legs, whatever.

Whatever? That bear isn’t walking like he hurt his whatever.

Speaking of strange animal videos, the surveillance camera video of the mysterious big cat sighting in Norwalk, California, has been “enhanced” but experts and non-experts alike say they still can’t figure out what it is and it still hasn't been spotted again.

As long as we’re asking the question: “What is this?”


It’s a zonkey, the offspring of a female zebra and male donkey born last week at a zoo in Crimea. Zoo officials are somewhat embarrassed by this since legitimate zoos don’t breed hybrids, but the lonely zebra had been placed in a area with other hooved animals and one thing led to another.

Walking bears, enhanced alien big cats, zonkeys … what next?

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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