The world’s leading bigfoot investigator said he thinks it is unlikely the mythical beast is roaming Courier country.
Daniel Perez, founder of the Center for Bigfoot Studies, and creator of the Bigfoot Times newsletter, said he was open to the matter but admitted he was sceptical.
Charmaine Fraser, 41, claims to have seen a bigfoot near a disused sandstone quarry during a morning walk with her gran’s dog as a child.
Charmaine said she saw the 7ft black beast with no neck and broad shoulders in Carmyllie in the early 1980s.
Meanwhile, a former civil servant from Fife broke a 10-year silence and reported seeing the beast at the Five Roads roundabout on the A92 in 2005.
Mr Perez said: “What I find interesting is with the development of the internet and websites, there isn’t a place on the planet that doesn’t produce bigfoot sightings.
“Soon, I am certain, we will get reports from both the South and North poles.”
Mr Perez has amassed a huge collection of reports and holds the unique distinction of having been to more alleged bigfoot filming locations than anyone else in the world.
He said he would have to see some good tracks associated with a sighting and credible witnesses.
“I think I have already seen some still or videotaped images of bigfoot from the UK and I can say I am not impressed the least bit.
“Charmaine sounds perfectly on the level in spite of her young age at the time. I am open to the matter, but sceptical.”
Mr Perez first became interested in the bigfoot phenomena at the age of 10 when he saw the pseudo-documentary, the Legend of Boggy Creek in 1973.
In 1979 he founded the Center for Bigfoot Studies and started the Bigfoot Times newsletter.
Mr Perez has written several books on Bigfoot, and although he has never seen the creature himself, what little evidence does exist is enough to convince him that this is no imaginary beast.