A supposed video of Bigfoot that has been dubbed "the best footage ever recorded" was captured on this day nine years ago (October 24, 2013).

Josh Highcliff uploaded the jaw-dropping video to YouTube a few days later. It is titled "I think i saw a skunk ape [another term for a Bigfoot] – please help."

In the description, he explained he was hunting hogs in a swamp near to Tunica, Mississippi, US, at around 6pm when he came across the mystery beast.

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He wrote: "I was wearing hunting camo and just sitting dead still waiting for it to get dark, cause thats when the hogs come out. I hear a noise behind the tree i was sitting on, i thought it was the hogs, when i got around i could not believe my own two eyes.

"There was this huge black thing crouched by a dead cypress about 50 yards away, i thought it was a hog but saw these big shoulders and a head upright with hands. It looked like it was digging out the stump.

"My first instinct was to run, i did not even think of shooting…then i know no one will believe me…it was like everything slowed down…i was scared! I took out my iphone and started videotaping it.

"I was trying to be dead quiet…when it stood up i could not control myself and ran. That stump was huge and i'd guess the sucker was 7feet tall, i am a hunter and am pretty darn good at guessing size. [sic]."

The video shows a dark, ape-like figure just a few yards away from Josh. A head and arms can clearly be seen as the creature pulls and knocks on a tree.

After a couple of minutes it stands up in a human-like manner before Josh runs away.

Most people in the comments section seem absolutely convinced that the hunter captured something extraordinary.

One wrote: "Honestly, this is probably the best footage ever recorded. Amazing that it’s not talked about more."

A second said: "I think it's safe to say that this is actually one of the most real Bigfoot video out there. This doesn't look like some guy in a suit ripping a tree apart. That's some of the brute force right there. Ripping a tree ain't easy."

A third wrote: "It looks so natural, like it's in its element. When you hear the crack of the wood when it rips it out it sounds like it's got some real strength. Pretty convincing… one of the best BF videos I've seen."

"I doubt this is a man in a suit. The way it breaks the tree shows its got some serious muscles," a fourth wrote.

"Plus, the way it searches for food inside the tree while snapping off the bark in a quick fashion is a behaviour more similar to a gorilla or ape than a human. I think this is genuine footage of a Bigfoot."

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