The sighting, which occurred in Northeast Provo, was captured on camera by Austin Craig after he and his friends spotted what appeared to be a large hominid creature trudging up the hillside.
"You can't just see something that's maybe a once in a century discovery and go do your nine to five job," he told Fox News. "You got to go look for fur, or footprints, or some kind of evidence."
In a local news report broadcast at the time (and viewable below), a camera crew joined Craig and his colleagues as they climbed up into the hills to look for traces of the creature.
"That is exactly where I saw the quote, unquote Sasquatch, and you guys put together aren't even as close to as wide or as tall as it was," he said as they reached the location of the sighting."Was it a bear? Maybe. That's plausible. Was it a person? Also plausible."
"Was it something else? I think that's also possible. Who knows?"
Reporter Amanda Jerry later spoke to Dr. Eric Rickart at Utah's Natural History Museum who expressed skepticism over the footage and remained adamant that Bigfoot most likely didn't exist.
"There are lots of things to discover, particularly in the natural world, but they don't take the form of giant apes running around in largely settled areas of the world," he said.
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