Before we get into what was going on in this Michigan river, let's take a listen to the late, great Mitch Hedberg's thoughts on the mythical beast.

Hedberg was truly one of the best to ever do it. My apologies if that clip sent you down a Mitch Hedberg rabbit hole on YouTube. There are considerably worse ways to spend an afternoon. Here's another one of my favorite bits from him to get you started.

On to the main attraction, Bigfoot.

Here is the video in question that was shot by a kayaker in Michigan. I know you won't believe this, but it's a pretty grainy video.

The video, that's only 4.7 seconds long, is definitely creepy but is pretty weak evidence of a Bigfoot. I used to instantly dismiss the existence of Bigfoot, but my stance has softened recently.

Do They Exist?

The concept that an apex predator in limited numbers could "hide" in deep forest cover kind of makes sense if you think about it. And then I watched the documentary Sasquatch from the Duplass Brothers.

I highly recommend this documentary. The Duplass Brothers always make excellent content and this is no exception. I didn't leave the documentary as a believer but it probably turned me into a skeptic.

(Side bar: Watch one of their other docs called Wild Wild Country on Netflix. It's CRAZY. One of my favorite stories ever.)

Anyway, it looks like we'll have to wait a few more months for another fuzzy video of the bipedal ape to surface to convince the masses any further.

P.S.

One mythical animal that I'll NEVER believe in is the Loch Ness Monster. Do you know how big the Loch Ness is? This big.

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That's basically a 20 mile section of a river. Do you think a huge amphibian could hide somewhere in the Rock River between Rockford and Beloit for a hundred years with millions of people searching for it? No. Granted the Loch Ness is a lot deeper than the Rock River but come on. I am OUT on the Loch Ness Monster.

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