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Bigfoot expert says elusive creature likely present in Oklahoma

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 It’s a legend older than all of us.

A creature -- half man, half ape -- walking the woods.

To many, if not most, it seems like a tall tale, but for some the answer is quite clear.

Bigfoot is real.

“I often in this research realize that we may not know everything that we think we know about the world around us,” said Lyle Blackburn.

Blackburn is a cryptozoologist. He says he studies unknown creatures.

“I’m a monster hunter basically,” he said.

Blackburn says he’s been fascinated with bigfoot since he was a kid. He said the famous 1967 video helped kick start and hold his fascination.

“It is one of the biggest and ongoing mysteries of our world. Are there huge man-like apes walking through our forests? If there are, how have they been able to manage being hidden and unproven thus far?” said Blackburn.

He says there have been numerous bigfoot sightings in Oklahoma, which he says has the perfect geography for a creature to remain hidden.

“I’ve been to the Ouachita (mountains) and researched over the years,” said Blackburn. “It’s one of those things that I think any minute now, there’s going to be some kind of proof or at least a better photo coming out of there. I think it’s a really good area.”

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