Think you saw Bigfoot roaming North Carolina? Relax, it was likely just a statue.
An animal shelter in the state is alerting residents to stop calling animal control to report sightings of Bigfoot, saying it’s actually an 8-foot tall wooden statue with eyes that appear to glow at night.
“If you see this phenomenon, you do not need to call animal control to report seeing Bigfoot, Sasquatch or any other large creature,” read the Facebook post from the Davie County Animal Shelter in North Carolina.
When asked by a Facebook user, the shelter said it created the post with an image of the statue because the animal control office was “tired of answering calls.”
The animal shelter said the statue’s eyes have red glass marbles, which are reflecting headlights from passing cars, reports The Charlotte Observer.
The shelter said the statue is one of several that sit on private property in Statesville, which is more than 40 miles north of Charlotte.
For years, people have reported sightings of the mythical creature, which have mostly been debunked. Three years ago, a blurry image from a trail camera in Michigan sparked debated over whether Bigfoot had finally been spotted. Turns out it was just a bear.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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