Sasquatch in the Sun: Skunk Ape Photographed in Florida’s Gulf Coast – Week In Weird

Sasquatch in the Sun: Skunk Ape Photographed in Florida’s Gulf Coast

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Did a photographer capture Bigfoot taking a dip in the waters of southwest Florida?

This striking photo was shared on Bigfoot Evidence’s Facebook page last Thursday by Ken S., an IT professional from Cape Coral, Florida.  Ken says that the exact location of the sighting was Pine Island in Lee County, the largest island in Florida, and the perfect place for a large hairy hominid to hide.

The image shows what appears to be a large, hulking creature wading in the waters in Florida’s Gulf Coast, an area that already has a rich history of “Skunk Ape” sightings.

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Check out the original photograph below, and let us know what you make of it. Did Ken manage to snap a skinny dipping squatch? Or are we just looking at an oddly shaped tree trunk? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page, on Twitter @WhoForted, or in the comments below!

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Greg Newkirk

Greg Newkirk

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Writer, adventurer, and professional monster chaser, Greg Newkirk is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. As Director of The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult and one-half of Planet Weird, Greg’s supernatural expertise has landed him deep in the mountains with the cast of Finding Bigfoot, investigating strange phenomena in the world’s most haunted locations, and acting as a guinea pig in dozens of dangerous experiments in search of the truth. When he’s not busy curating a collection of the world’s most haunted artifacts or chasing down occult mysteries across the country, he acts a freelance Weird Travel Expert for Roadtrippers, Yahoo! News, Coast to Coast AM, and more.
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Michael
3 years 3 months ago

The investigator in me wants to know if this is the only photo taken? Were there any others taken of the area. At least we know where it’s at and if someone is in the area they can go check it out. But I wonder what was the reason the photographer took the shot anyways? Cause if it was due to the object I would be taking photos like there was no tomorrow. Not just one and be like “Well I have my proof, time to post it to Facebook.”

Coppertop
3 years 3 months ago

I’ll play devil’s advocate and say that, as a man with a cell phone camera and the attention span of a sun-dried tomato, trying to take a picture of a moving target can be difficult as hell to take a decent picture of. So it’s possible – POSSIBLE – that this is the only viable photo out of several.

lou
1 year 4 months ago
Naysayer! I was attacked and molested by the skunk ape in 1988 in the U P of Michigan, Then raped by this creature and it was not fun! Laugh if you want but until you had the Skunk Apes tool in your butt you will never know the sufferering Pal. I have never talked about it because I was embarrassed. These beasts are no fun to mess with , they stalk you like an Indian scout, creep up behind you and wham, they are in you like no other….I am a pretty strong guy and a former Junior Hockey Player… Read more »
SylverWyrd
3 years 3 months ago

Looks a lot like a human in a heavy coat.

Anonymouso
3 years 3 months ago

A human in a coat in the waters of southwest Florida?

I thought it looked like that to until I realized the location, now I’m a bit more open to suggestion.

alanborky
3 years 3 months ago
Greg it looks more like a scene from a Robot Chicken style documentary The Creature From the Black Lagoon: the Wilderness Years where he tells how ignoring his agent’s advice to set aside money for the taxman at the height of his fame he blew all his earnings on blowjobs from blowfish while plans to revive his career with a porno remake The Creature From the Blue Lagoon fell apart after Lindsay Lohan revealed he only had a tiddler but still holds out high hopes for a possible cop show Scales of Justice. Saying all that is it me or… Read more »
Cherie
3 years 2 months ago

Picking flowers?

Totem
3 years 3 months ago

A couple observations. Winters in Florida can have some cold days. I live in Florida and there were a couple cold spells this year. This could be some guy fishing, cause that water is cold that time of year. It also looks nothing like a hominid. The only hominid this could possibly be is Billy Joe Cracker Boy Bob testing out his new outdoor gear he ordered from Cabelas.

Kirk Folklore
3 years 3 months ago

Hate to say it, but this looks like a redneck in a ghillie suit to me.

Jasper T. Woodsman
3 years 3 months ago

That was my first thought, but now I’m thinking it looks like a weather balloon filled with swamp gas in a ghillie suit, reflecting the light of venus.

Kirk Folklore
3 years 3 months ago

First documented manifestation of a Skepticism Elemental? Hmmmm… Interesting theory.

3 years 3 months ago
The torso below the legs is very straight, not any contour to indicate anatomy. Seriously, whose phone or camera does not shoot video? Even sloppy video goes a lot farther as evidence than a still shot of what could be an inanimate object. There is a tree stump I used to see on my drive home from work that from the right angle would have been simple for me to take a pic of and post as Bigfoot. I could point out the sloping shoulder, saggital crest, the shape of the back, but a simple video would reveal the true… Read more »
Mark
3 years 3 months ago

I agree with Henry. I look at that and I see a large bottom 1/4 of a tree with a branch sticking out that looks like an arm.

3 years 3 months ago

“Torso below the legs”??
I meant to say torso below the arms.
Way to go genius!

Ryan
2 years 9 months ago

Did anyone stop to think, “hey it’s 2013 why is this image quality so shitty?”

AHMED YOUSRY
1 year 9 months ago

just one idea controls my mind when i take a good look at this picture .. it is the year 2013 when it was shot isn’t it ???
so any one know a current device may give this very poor resolution in these days ???
i think this photo is a total fake one …

lou
1 year 4 months ago
Skunk Apes only come out in Fog guy, do your homework you Naysayer! I was attacked and molested by the skunk ape in 1988 in the U P of Michigan, Then raped by this creature and it was not fun! Laugh if you want but until you had the Skunk Apes tool in your butt you will never know the sufferering Pal. I have never talked about it because I was embarrassed. These beasts are no fun to mess with , they stalk you like an Indian scout, creep up behind you and wham, they are in you like no… Read more »
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