Is Bigfoot roaming the woods of Walton County?

Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 02:54 PM.

"The footprint was left in relatively hard, dark soil — not mud," said Joel. Unfortunately, the animal appeared to be moving off of the path, into an extremely dense patch of woods, so only one print could be obtained.

The two decided to document their findings with pictures and a plaster mold.

After pouring the thick plaster mixture into the print and allowing it enough time to dry, they had what they say is a genuine Bigfoot mold.

But, "the integrity of the print had been compromised by the plaster," said Joel, and the rest of it was washed away in the rain that came later in the day. So all they have now are their memories, pictures and that mold.

While Florida tends to be better known for its El Chupacabra sightings, sasquatch sightings are not without precedent.

There have been numerous reported Bigfoot incidents — some dating back to the 1970s and some as recently as last month in the same general location where the Helms' discovered their print.

According to a report that was posted on in 2012, a group came upon a "large, nine-foot-tall animal feeding on a fish in a creek." Obviously started by the group, the animal took off at a high rate of speed into the woods. There were no prints found in connection with this incident, but the partially eaten fish was recovered.

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