Is this a yeti, or a man in a yeti suit?
Some Internet users are claiming this short, grainy video depicts the legendary beast at a ski resort in Spain. (Seriously, why are bigfoot/paranormal sightings videos always blurry, shaky, and taken from a poor angle?)
— ForoCoches (@forocoches) February 1, 2016
The video shows what appears to be a large humanoid-looking creature moving about in the distance. Two photos were also posted on the forum ForoCoches.com last month, and the video was posted on YouTube before being taken down. However, the video was uploaded again.
It’s worth noting that the ForoCoches forum has posted hoaxes in the past.
“Spanish ski resort bosses have been forced to comb part of the Pyrenees after the images sent the Internet into a frenzy,” reads a description of the video, according to CNET.
But Gizmodo has basically debunked the Spanish yeti sighting, saying footprints are clearly seen in the snow. “You can clearly see footprints in the snow, as one Spanish website points out. The photographer clearly stood with whoever’s dressed up in that costume and took various shots as he or she was meandering through the snow,” Gizmodo says.
Meanwhile, the resort issued a statement on the matter.
“We’ve talked to the witnesses of the sighting to identify the area where it was produced, and after combing the area we haven’t found anything,” the resort said, according to the New York Daily News. “We therefore believe that there is no reason for the alarm and that security is guaranteed.”