A group that claims to track the mythic ape known as Bigfoot through the hills and hollers of Western North Carolina says they finally spotted the creature over the weekend in McDowell County.

According to the group, which operates a Facebook page called Bigfoot911 with over 1,000 members, the sighting occurred around 11 P.M. Friday night.

John E. Bruner, who runs the page, said the creature made its presence known after he and fellow group members set up glow sticks at various locations in an apparent attempt to lure the Sasquatch in.

“The angle of the moon was shining straight down on the road and something big stepped into view,” Bruner said. “I turned my headlamp on and I saw a large bi-pedal animal covered in hair. It took one step into the woods, (then) I took off running toward where it went into the woods.”

Bruner went on to state that he and fellow Bigfoot enthusiasts proceeded to track what they claim was a large, bi-pedal ape not recognized by modern science through the dark forest.

His description of the sighting can be seen below:

“It’s face was solid black, (with) no hair on it,” he said. “The hair looked shaggy all over (its body.) It turned and took five steps and was at the bottom of the hill, probably 30 yards. I could see the gluteus maximus flexing with each step.”—John E. Bruner