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Alice Peacock

Mystery as adventurer claims to have found the skull of legendary Bigfoot

An adventurer and wildlife YouTuber is claiming to have found the skull of Bigfoot partially buried in a forest ravine, but his followers have largely been scathing about his wild claims.

Nathaniel Peterson, known better to his followers as Coyote, uploaded a video about the alleged find to his YouTube channel Brave Wilderness, explaining that he found the “large primate skull” in British Columbia.

In the video, titled ‘Bigfoot Skull Found in Canada!’ and published on Friday, Nathaniel can be heard on his radio, over the top of an aerial shot of a forested area, saying: “I got a skull”.

“I think you guys are gonna wanna come film this.”

The video then cuts to a close up shot showing a group of men poring over a bony object, partially submerged in a muddy ravine.

Coyote picks the object up and pulls pieces of mud from it to reveal that it is, in fact, a large skull.

The video, titled ‘Bigfoot Skull Found in Canada', was published on Friday (Facebook)

He puts it down on the grass beside the ravine before he begins speaking to the camera, explaining that the skull is that of a primate, which appeared to have been shot in the head.

The video then launches into an overview of Bigfoot, speaking of the legend surrounding the mysterious creature, which is largely believed to be mythical.

In a Facebook post sharing his latest YouTube segment, Coyote also posted several pictures of the alleged Bigfoot skull.

“Leaking pics here before they are taken down and before government/official try to cease our footage,” the post read.

“Found a large primate skull in British Columbia - filmed it, cut the footage, releasing on @bravewilderness this weekend. Have kept this secret for several weeks… YES I have the skull, its currently in a secure location awaiting primatologist review.”

Coyote has been accused of publishing clickbait following the article being posted (Facebook)

He went on to say that while the group thought it was a bear skull when they found it, it “100%” was not.

“I’m sure these pics will be taken down… as will probably the video by government or state park officials… but the skull is safe. I don’t know if its what you all think it might be… but I cannot explain finding a primate skull in the Pac Northwest without wondering!.” he continued.

The video continued on to show Coyote smuggling the skull through customs in a rucksack.

It cuts out as a customs officer looks at the recording device in the tray with his rucksack and asks him: “Is this recording?”.

The YouTube video and corresponding Facebook post seemed to have left many of Coyote’s followers unimpressed, with many calling the video “clickbait” and others saying his claims made them wonder if he had been bitten so much by insects that he had “gone bonkers”.

“I LOVE this channel as well as my two young boys,” one YouTube user wrote.

“ However, this clickbait situation I pray is a one time occurrence and not becoming a trend. Coyote is the last of a few genuine YouTubers that are praised for being a solid educator and what you see is what you get kind of thing.

“I do not want that to go away, not even a little bit. This is so beneath you, Coyote…

Another claimed the video had caused them to “lose respect” for the YouTuber.

“You lost my respect, Coyote,” they wrote.

“Hoaxing a bigfoot skull find. Even if you say it's a what if scenario in the video, you still passed it off as real before this on social media. I think you only added the scenario line because you got caught,” he said.

Many of Coyote's followers were unimpressed (Facebook)

“Apparently you have been bitten so many times by insects that you’ve gone completely bonkers. Lol,” another wrote.

Other social media users were similarly unimpressed, but rather at the fact that Coyote appeared to have taken the skull off of Canadian land.

“Found on Canadian soil belongs to Canadians and if found on native land wow your nut deep in trouble.

“Not to bright,” (sic) they wrote.

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