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Hikers run when ‘bear’ they are filming looks like Bigfoot

The friends in Utah were filming what they thought was a bear until it stood up and was massive

When what appears to be a calm bear suddenly stands up and no longer looks like a bear it's natural for anyone's heart to race. And that's what happened to man who goes by the name Beard Card and his friends while they were camping in Utah.

"We went camping...and saw some deer up on a hill that we wanted to get a closer look at," reads the YouTube page. "On our way up, we thought we saw a bear, until the monster stood up and looked right at us. We ran straight to the car after that, leaving our tent and everything behind. It's probably still up there."

Card told Fox 13 he and his friends thought it was a bear up until the point when it stood and looked at them. What's different about their story is that none of the people behind the camera say they believe in Bigfoot.

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This has been quite the past couple years for seeing elusive creatures. A couple weeks ago, a woman in northern Quebec was berry picking with her cousin when they believe they saw Bigfoot.

"Taller and larger than a man...It walks like us but not standing staright like us, it can jump and crawl, Maggie Cruikshank told the Nunatsiaq News. She took some photos to show the size of the footprints. She also said others in the same area have seen a similar creature.

In August, a Scottish sailor claimed to have the best proof yet of the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. And closer to home, a B.C. man shot a video last November, which he believes proves the existence of Ogopogo.

Yeti sightings are also up threefold in the past 20 years in an area of Siberia. One Russian scientist estimates there are several dozen living in one area and invited Canadian scientists on a hunt for the animals.

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"When homo sapiens started populating the world, it viciously exterminated its closest relative in the hominid family, homo neanderthalensis," says Dr. Igor Burstev, who heads the Moscow-based International Centre of Hominology, to The Voice of Russia.

"Some of the Neanderthals, however, may have survived to this day in some mountainous wooded habitats that are more or less off limits to their archfoes. No clothing on them, no tools in hands and no fire in the household. Only round-the-clock watchfulness for homo sapiens around."

But others believe people see what they want to see.

"There's a predisposition that once a creature has become part of our folklore, and I would argue that Bigfoot has become a myth in our culture, then a bear, particularly a bear standing upright, could look very much like Bigfoot," said Joe Nickell, an author who writes about why people claim to see these creatures, to the National Post. "People see Bigfoot because of the power of suggestion."

Cynics are questioning Card's video, but some give the video validity. Card also told Fox 13 neither him or any of this friends are Bigfoot believers. When asked what he thought it was he said, "We don't know what it was. I mean none of us really believe in Bigfoot but we've talked about it over and over again since then. It happened on Monday and all of us are positive that thing wasn't a bear."

If only these scared individuals could have held the camera a little longer. But I probably would have run as well.

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