Man in suit believes he may have been mistaken as Bigfoot in NC

MCDOWELL COUNTY, North Carolina -- A Minnesota man vacationing in North Carolina believes he may have been mistaken for Bigfoot over the weekend.

According to WGHP, Gawain MacGregor said he was in the Western North Carolina mountains and wearing a special suit made of raccoon and animal skins, and that could have led to the reported sighting.


The Facebook group Bigfoot 911, who claims to have evidence that Bigfoot exists, said they saw the legendary figure on Friday.

Since the "sighting," social media has been filled with stories of encounters with the Sasquatch.

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On Tuesday, the Greenville Police Department issued a warning asking residents not to shoot Bigfoot if they spot him.

"If you see Bigfoot, please do not shoot at him/her, as you'll most likely be wounding a fun-loving and well-intentioned person, sweating in a gorilla costume," they said referring to MacGregor.

McGregor is a shamanist and said he has been mistaken as Bigfoot before.

He is also a believer and claims he's seen the creature seven times.