Bigfoot investigators have revealed a Fife man has broken a 10-year silence and reported seeing the mythical beast just off the Tay Road Bridge in 2005.
The sighting was brought to light just a week after The Courier told how a former Angus woman claimed to have seen a Bigfoot near a disused quarry during a morning walk with her gran’s dog as a child.
Charmaine Fraser, 41, who is originally from Monikie and now lives in Edinburgh, said she saw the 7ft black beast with no neck and broad shoulders in Carmyllie in the early 1980s.
The mum-of-one has since joined the British Bigfoot Research team where a sighting on the Fife side of the Tay Road Bridge has now been brought forward by a former civil servant from Fife.
The man, who has asked not to be named, said the encounter happened in August 2005 around 3.40am at the Five Roads Roundabout on the A92 when he was driving home from work.
He said: “After navigating the Five Roads roundabout, I was proceeding home on the A92 when my headlights picked out what I thought was a man standing by the left-hand side of the road.
“As I approached the figure stepped out in front of my car and I naturally brought it to a halt to avoid hitting the individual.
“This ‘person’ was a large hairy ape-like creature which turned to look at the car as I approached.
“Its eyes gave out a shine which was very noticeable and it crossed the road in about three large strides.”
The man said he felt uneasy but brought the car to a stop and put the window down.
“I could hear something like crunching as something was clearly moving through the forest but I had no torch with me to shine towards the sounds,” he added.
“There was an unpleasant odour in the air and suddenly I got a feeling I was being watched as everything went very quiet.
“I then continued home. Thinking back this individual was well over seven feet tall and a dark brown colour.
“Its hair was of reasonable length. I have never seen this again anywhere in Scotland and only confided in my partner.
“I know unequivocally what I saw and it is still clear in my mind as if it happened yesterday.”
“I worked as a civil servant for many years and experienced some crazy stuff but I must admit that this was a big surprise.”
Most scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather than a living animal, because of the lack of physical evidence and the large numbers of creatures that would be necessary to maintain a breeding population.