Sep 12, 2016 I Paul Seaburn

First Video Ever of a Possible Bigfoot in the UK

Believe it or not, there have been Bigfoot sightings for years throughout the United Kingdom, some dating back to 1100 AD. Unfortunately, their stories tend to get lost amidst the tales of that publicity-hogging Loch Ness Monster, England’s preponderance of ghost-filled castles and pubs, alien black cats, mysterious black dogs and other oddities. Throw in the British fondness for clever names and you have sightings of the Woodwose, the Man-Monkey, the Beast of Bolam, the Wild Man of Orford, the Shug-Monkey, and the Wild Man of Dorset, just to name a few bipedal hairy creatures that would be called Bigfoot elsewhere. Then there’s the lack of a good (or even a bad) video. That changed this week when a Bigfoot researcher claimed to have recorded one in Wales.

To my astonishment, I saw what I can only describe as a gorilla-like figure, slightly blended into the dark bush, but still having a clear form, just like a gorilla or Bigfoot creature might have.

Jason Parsons claims he saw this creature in the woods on Caerphilly Mountain near Cardiff while looking for Bigfoot markers as part of his hobby which, not surprisingly, is Bigfoot hunting.

I had previously visited Caerphilly Mountain a few days before, and noticed plenty of the typical wooden ‘X’ type structures believed to be Bigfoot boundary markers. Upon my third visit, while walking up a trail, whether human or Bigfoot is unclear, I noticed an oddly broken twig. “I proceeded to film this stick, whilst talking and explaining to the camera what I saw. I did not notice at the time, but later on, while viewing the footage for editing, I noticed movement in the background.

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Yes, this “Bigfoot hunter” didn’t notice the Bigfoot standing near him until he got home and viewed the video. Since he’s obviously not too observant, he took the video to an expert - Adam Bird, co-founder of the British Bigfoot Research organization. He was obviously excited.

Thus far in the UK, no researcher has caught one of these things on video. But we believe Jason Parsons has captured footage of something quite significant.


“Something quite significant.” Well, if you compare it to having no video at all, that makes it a little significant. As far as “quite significant” or “OMG … it’s Woodwose!”, more and clearer videos, photos, structures, hairs and other evidence will be needed to convince skeptics.

Still, it IS a video – possibly the first ever of a Bigfoot in the UK - and it’s drawn our attention away briefly from the twin Loch Ness Monsters reported earlier this week.

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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